20 Episode results for "Daniel Tiger"

Kate Northrup | Giving Up Guilt

You Can Heal Your Life

21:34 min | 3 months ago

Kate Northrup | Giving Up Guilt

"Hello everybody. It's read Tracy. Welcome back to the you can. Heal your life podcast. I've been talking to thirty Hay House. Authors and thirty days you guys have all been listening to them and this is the final one and we saved the best for last. It's Kate Northrop and cates written a couple books for us here at. Hey House one is money a love story and the latest one that just got released in Paperback. It's called do less. A revolutionary approach to time and Energy Management for ambitious women. And so that sounds like a good thing for these times right now especially with so much going on how you doing. I'm doing. I'm doing really pretty well. All Things considered and I know you have your two daughters at home there with you so I'm sure you're busy in these times with them it is. It's so funny because you know. I'll see people like posting on Instagram like oh I'm taking these ritual relaxing baths. I'm so bored because I have time on my hands and I'm like yeah I am not. We have a two year old and a four and a half year old and it's been A. It's been an adventure that it has. I'm sure you're you're not finished bins watching everything on Netflix. I have a feeling you might have watched the same show over and over on Disney TV. Though I bet that has we do a lot of Daniel Tiger and pin Galicia's and molly of Denali. Those are what I'm caught up on. I mean we had different things when my kids were that age but I remember watching the same one at least one hundred times. That's for sure so as we're going through everything that we're going through right now. How can we do less of doing so many different things right now? I mean it's been so interesting. Having the paperback come out during this time and just being you know talking about the message of course I talk about the message anyway but especially during a promotional period because the book came out. I guess it was like April seventh. Or something the paperback and We were smack DAB in the middle of it and I have been finding that I really need to take a dose of my own medicine like I was like. Oh my goodness so now. I need to run my company with no child care like oh. I wrote a book. Okay maybe exactly. Sometimes you read them and go man. Whoever wrote this was really good? And then you realize you're the author I actually did have Mike Rita quote to me one time and I was like. Wow that was great. Where was that from? It's like that was a quote from your book. I love anyway. So what I've been doing. And what I've been recommending is really allowing this time to crystallize the things that matter and don't matter and you know of course globally. We're having this conversation about essential versus non essential businesses and workers. And I think that's a tricky conversation because obviously all of us matter in all of us are deeply essential however in our lives when you are trying to work fulltime and homeschool or you know run pre K. Fair whatever it is it really like we have to be so ruthless about what are the tasks that actually need to happen in order to get the results that have to happen to pay the mortgage to to keep groceries coming in to pay rent to to to contribute to our health and well-being our immune system and then what's the staff? We can let go of that. It turns out wasn't didn't like maybe it was running us ragged before but now that we have the literally no time. We don't need to do it anymore. And so that's really where it comes down to Something I talk about a lot in the book which is eighty twenty analysis. And I call it identifying your vital few. Which are the few things that you and only you can do that. Actually move the needle and of course I talk about it mostly from a work lens but the truth is we can apply this to parenting. There are just a few things that only I can do that. Really like build that sense of connection with my kids and then and then a lot of it like it just doesn't matter how you doing on a daily basis like before you know this moment of history just like doesn't bring results doesn't bring us joy and those things we do because they're expected of us or you know we're trying to keep up with the Joneses or you know trying to please our parents or whatever that makes sense. I know that you connect with a lot of people in your membership and you're group coaching. What are some issues that are coming up from them? And what are some solutions that you've been able to find for people? It's been fascinating a very very common situation. Coming up is feeling like so I I work with. I work with women entrepreneurs and so they are feeling like they have their foot on the gas but that they should be having their foot on the brake or that there coasting but they feel bad because they think they should be on the gas or you know some permutation of like basically feeling one way but feeling bad about it because I do know business owners whose whose bottom line has tripled during this time just because of the nature of their offering and I know business owners who you know. Their income dried up overnight and like they don't know how they're eating so they're such a huge spectrum right now but the common thread has been so fascinating in my groups. Which is I feel one way and I feel like I should feel a different way. And ultimately there's so much friction in the world regularly but right now there's extra friction because we have so much more pressure and there's just like this sort of emotional heaviness and confusion and lack of control and fear and anxiety so many different things that were processing right now and so to feel the way you're feeling and then add on the extra layer of feeling bad about the way you're feeling is just adding friction completely unnecessarily so what. I've been working with a lot of these women on is realizing that we all have really important roles to play and I noticed in one of my group. One of the women had her has her foot on the brake. Like she just doesn't really have a lot in her to do anything with her business and she just wants to be baking banana bread with her kids which I think is wonderful and then another woman is working fourteen hour days and the woman who's working fourteen hour days said to the woman who's got her foot on the brake. You're so inspiring to me like you thinking about you right now lights me up and brings me so much peace and so my reminder to the women in this group and anyone listening is that you know there's been this quote floating around the Internet that we are all in the same storm but we're not in the same boat and I think a lot of us at feel bad about the boat were in and instead we need to embrace. The boat were in while understanding that. It's not the same as everyone else's and do the best job we can in our boat and trust that all of the boats are needed. And if we're trying to hop out of our boat into somebody else's about all the time then we can't do the job that our vote is supposed to do from what you're saying. It sounds like people are feeling guilty if they're successful and feeling guilty if they're failing so no relation feeling guilty for for wanting to pause you know. I think that for some people not for everybody. Obviously there's so many different economic situations and so many different social situations for some people. This moment is an invitation to pause and slow down. And there's so much guilt because our culture is so focused on doing all the time and productivity above all and proving are worth through working hard that if we feel called to pause then immediately. We're like oh well I'm lazy and I'm wasting time and I suck and you know that whole dialogue Whereas there's so many gifts that come from the pause I mean. Some of our best ideas will come from a time of allowing ourselves to lay fallow make sense and also like I know. There's a lot of things happening like you said. Some businesses are some people that are working at different places as well. Some are succeeding. Some are aren't doing as well but sometimes when things happen and let's say that you are furloughed from your job or your businesses and doing as well that sometimes like you're saying the best gifts come from there because you're able to pivot and go in a different direction. Yeah Yeah and I'm not. I'm not trying to spiritually bypass like how hard things are for many people right now. I really I really get that and I also do know that there within everything wise an opportunity and so sometimes that pause is the opportunity. That's for sure so as people are going through this. What are some techniques that you're using with the women? Your coaching like to make these transitions to make these understandings. You know understanding the eighty percents that make a difference understanding how to relieve the guilt for success or failure. Like what are some ways we can do the yeah great? So the eighty twenty rule brealey easy application that I have for. It is just writing down on a piece of paper. Whatever category does that? You're looking at if it's your work life for example if it's parenting if it's you know just the logistics of your household whatever and writing down a list of all the tasks that you do on a daily weekly basis on the left hand side of the piece of paper and then on the right hand side of the paper right down the biggest wins you've gotten in that area of your life or the biggest you know moments of results that you've gotten and then draw a line from the task on the left hand side that directly has led to the big win or the big result and then you basically have a bunch of activities that have a line drawn from them and are connected to a win in the near a bunch of activities and tests. That will not be cook. That won't have a line drawn from them. And so the ones with the line drawn from them just circle and that's really your twenty percent. That's what you need to double down on focus in on And again like you apply this to your marriage doesn't just have to be quantitative numbers like what brought in our sales are what brought in the most you know podcast downloads or something So that's one thing and if you want to dive into that a little bit deeper. I know that was a super quick explanation. I do have that as one of the bonuses that you get like as a full workshop with a download if you get a copy of less over at Kate north of dot com forward slash book. So you can go there and check that out and then the second thing that you asked is really you know. Just what are what are? What's another technique to deal with kind of the feeling of guilt and part of it is just is just the reminder that we all need to do the job? We're here to do but think the other thing. I have a philosophy that I talk to folks about kind of a mantra which is body first business second and we forget that we live in bodies. And there's the whole cocktail of biochemical responses going on all the time that really profoundly affect our brain our creativity our focus and our emotional life and most folks are living from the neck up and have not considered that their body might have anything to do with their work life and instead I really recommend saying body first business second so for many of the women who are like. I'm struggling right now. I'm feeling guilty or this launch. Didn't go the way I wanted to go or I didn't get the promotion at work or you know I'm super burned out or whatever like what what's a what's a productivity strategy. I can use. I mean yes there certainly of ways to plan your week and things like that but I always want to point them back to body I. How are you tending to your own soil to the degree that our bodies are of the earth because we are animals we really need to think about it from a perspective of how are we tending to our own soil we would not expect to get an incredibly nutrient dense harvest from soil? That's been depleted of nutrients and over farmed and we haven't we haven't fertilized. We haven't watered. We haven't we haven't gotten sunshine and yet we expect to do really incredible work when we haven't done anything to calmer nervous system we haven't eaten Greens and gotten sleep in those things. So I'm always go back to body first business. Second make sure folks are getting enough sleep and make sure they're breathing make sure they're lying on the ground. Doing GROUNDING PRACTICES HUGGING TREES. Those things make a huge difference for our physical experience but also for our for our career and financial experience. It's it's all interconnected sounds like you're getting a little influence there from your mom. Who's Dr? It sounds a little familiar their attention. And maybe even your grandma. She's out there hiking ever or something. I don't know what she's doing. So as as you talk about the eighty twenty year say in twenty percent of your effort creates eighty percent of of what you want in your business or in your life and so if you go through your business activities and and make a make the list you recommended you're GonNa come up with the twenty percent that matters and if you do it for your personal activities it sounds like you. Can you can do twenty percent there. Get Eighty percent twenty percent at home and get eighty percent so you do forty percent and then you can free up some time for the rest of this. Does that is that how it works it really does I mean in especially right now right? I used to have fulltime childcare. More or less you know four or five days and weeks and running my business in that amount of time was like relatively okay that worked and now I don't have that and so it's like okay. I have three to four hours a day to work. So what what really matters here and we all a many of us are in this similar situation so we have to just identify. We cannot just sit down and let our inbox our to do list right. That's everyone else's priorities. So how can we identify? Okay these are the most important things I'm going to put these up front. I'm GonNa make sure these get done. And then if anything else is left over in the slash great but this is just what it's going to be and then and then also you know and of course we have Nancy Levin talking about setting boundaries and things like that like really leaning into getting good at saying no and saying I don't have the bandwidth right now For me it's been really easy during this time to just say no to anything. That is not a hell yes because I just literally I'm just like well just literally can't But I hope to maintain and I hope we all maintain that same ruthlessness and sacred treasuring of the preciousness of our time after this is over and we do have a little more wiggle room. What do you think the big benefits are that you get from doing this Like one you free up that time when you have more time for your body and self care and you you really apply these things. What do you see like especially like with your clients? Maybe an example of someone came in not doing it and then she started applying some of your stuff. What happens in their life? Or what happened in your own life when you started applying this. Yeah so I think that this This feeling a lot of us have which is. I'm always doing something and yet I feel like it's never enough right like I feel like there's never enough time I've never gotten enough done. And so every day is left at the end of the day with this feeling of lack and ultimately that's GonNa cut away at our mental wellbeing are emotional wellbeing. It makes us feel anxious. Depressed like were not good enough and just like this constant striving and so You know one woman. I'm thinking about Danielle specifically. She came in and started doing the work around which we didn't into today But I really recommend that women start looking at their cyclical energy around their menstrual cycle and or the lunar cycle and noticing ebbs and flows and noticing. When's the time to really beyond the gas? And when's the time to be on the break during the month so that they can line up their different tasks with the appropriate time to do them and so Daniel witnessed that a noticed in her life that when she started doing that and doing less but doing the right things at the right time that she was able to cut her work hours in half but double her revenue in her business which is really powerful because then she was able to go to the yoga class that she wasn't going to and meditate and be with her kid more and things things like that that you know we're always saying oh if I had rate if you're listening right now as yourself the question? If I had more time I would fill in the blank will. That's often the thing that actually would unlock our ability to be able to do more of that. Like not having enough time is largely an illusion. And if we're really honest we need to open the time up by prioritizing that thing and everything else kind of reorganizes itself when we are nourishing our bodies nourishing our wellbeing because then when it is time to sit down and do the work we get more done in less time and we do it better although that makes sense because no matter what any of us do there's only so much time we can't change the amount of time we can only change what we do with the time. I think that's the thing that people have to kind of think about yet and so as we're winding up here What would you WANNA leave people with? Is there anything that we didn't cover that you would really want people to know? Are The number one thing that you're talking with your coaching clients with right now. I think that what we're talking about a lot is questioning and and really investigating our relationship with growth and productivity and scaling and this idea that more is better I think that in certain ways our obsession culturally that more is better more accumulation of goods of wealth of you know whatever it is has in some ways gotten us into the situation. We're in now and so we've been talking about what if we let it be enough and this is actually experiment. Fourteen in do less. It's the last one what if what if you just let it be enough. What if you found the sweet spot in your business with the number of clients you have and you don't obsess about how that can scale because you're actually really happy with your life? What if what if you actually just allow yourself to be joyful and don't try to prove your worth through doing more so that's my message. Is that your worth is not determined by your productivity and there is a point at which it actually is enough for all of us and we can give ourselves permission to enjoy our lives so the sooner we find that I think the better. That's fantastic and if you WANNA listen to cates audio book. We have a brand new audio APP. We just released here at hey house. It's called hey house unlimited and you can go and listen to either one or either money a love story or do less on the APP and it's all free for seven days so you can get a listened to it if you love it you can go by the book or you can subscribe to the APP and keep listening so that will be your chance to give it all. Try that cates as you can tell her. Information is very practical and easy to use and can make a big big difference real quickly so thank you so much. Kate thank you so much read. This was great.

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Help! There's a Biter at My Kid's Daycare

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood

05:19 min | 6 months ago

Help! There's a Biter at My Kid's Daycare

"Welcome to ask amy from what fresh hell laughing in the face of motherhood solving the parenting question of the week. So so you don't have to. This week's question is from Mary who says I have a two year old daughter in daycare. Who has been bitten by other children time and time again? The daycare has documented each incident. But each time I feel like there isn't a solution. My husband asked the director what we could do and they said well. They're at that age. What happens when the bite escalates? It's just something that needs a doctor's attention. We have taught my daughter to yell. No that's not nice. which at least gets the caretaker's attention? My husband suggested that we teach yourself defense for example Tampa pushing or hitting. Is that something we should do. I don't want my daughter to be a victim but I don't want her to join a baby. Fight Club Mary. I have so many questions and thoughts about this. Let's get to it. The time and time again thing concerns me if your daughter is really being bitten repeatedly by lots of different kids at this daycare. which is what it sounds like? And what the heck is going on that day care similarly if it's even one kid that's biting her repeatedly repeatedly at the daycare. It's a problem. It's easier if it's one kid because you can demand is on that kid. It's more complicated if it's a bunch two different kids but one thing's for sure your daughters to the solution can't be put on her. She can't be expected to defend herself. And that shouldn't be the expectation. This up into my kid wants so I'll start with what happened in my own situation. I used to use a babysitter at the gym where I would workout and I leave my baby there while I worked out I took a exercise class one day. Come back and my just about two year old. Had huge bite marks all over his nose and he clearly had been crying for most of the time I was gone. They hadn't come and gotten me. They said well we weren't looking for you but we didn't see you so that was my first first thing I had a problem with. I was furious. Not at the kid who as you said the teacher in this daycare is saying this is the kids are at that age. They do this. They do some kids. Despite I wasn't mad at the kid I wasn't even mad at the other parent who was extremely apologetic and felt bad and we were strangers. And what were you going to do. So I was mad at the management who kind of felt like this was a shrug. There were two women in there with five kids. They weren't that busy. I went to the management and and said you gotta look at these kids more carefully. I didn't really get a response and I took my kid elsewhere. It didn't go back there again. I'm guessing that it might not be an option for you where you would have done it already. So I'm GONNA suggest and this case that you can be both the solution and if necessary Surrey. A bigger problem than the binding so that the daycare has to address it. This daycare has a responsibility to take it seriously. They can be watching the kids more closely. You can offer them books and videos and songs and resources so that they can address this even with very tiny children on a sort of curricular level. I looked online for a minute and found two songs from Daniel Tiger and PBS ones called. Use your words words once called. It's not nice to hurt someone. They're both very catchy. There on Youtube they can teach the kids this. This has to be part of of the culture of what they're talking about. It's in everyone's best interest for them to be talking to these kids about what's appropriate and what isn't as far as having your kid used her words. Yeah I think that's a good thing to teach her. It's a good thing. Teach all our kids but again I think having nappy the solution which he detested tell them now is not really fair to your kid. I wouldn't stop her from pushing voter if you feel me I wouldn't be disappointed if she did that. But you just can't make it her responsibility pretty. I think you keep showing up. I think you keep telling these teachers. Hey this is a problem and I found this book. Why don't you read it to the kids and I found this video? I thought it would be kind of cute My daughter has learned the song. Maybe I can come in one day and we can sing it for the group. Do something to make it a positive thing. They can work on. If you don't get anywhere with that than I would be more negative. I would show up and say this doesn't work. You're taking your own pictures. Make sure you're talking to other parents if you think they're seeing the same thing make this something that they have no choice but affects with that being said I will go back to what what the The employees at the daycare said which is these kids are at that age. This is a once in a while thing. They have to let go but not all the time. Good luck. Mary very let us know how it goes. Send us your questions you might answer yours next. Go to questions at what fresh hell PODCAST DOT com. Thanks for listening

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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood And What's Making Us Happy

Pop Culture Happy Hour

19:55 min | 9 months ago

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood And What's Making Us Happy

"Hey before we start the show. The guys aren't even in here yet. Stephen and Glenn have not arrived. I need to talk to you about what we're doing right now. Which is asking for your support for your local all station to help support our show? And you may know there's me there's Glamour Stephen There are producers but you know we talk about the fourth chair you you know who the fifth chair is. The fifth chair is the fifth chair. Is You and when you give your support to your station. You see them they can help. NPR and NPR takes care of us. And then you get to continue to listen to the show and so even though you might listen to us on your phone or in your car and not on your regular radio. That is how you support us and help us. That's what pays for production. That's what pays for all of the cost of making the show and it makes it possible for us to bring you all of the episodes and all of the the TV conversations and movie conversations that we brought to you this year and that we hope to bring to you next year so to you. Our Fifth Chair are great. Thanks go to donate donate dot. NPR DOT org slash. Happy and support your local station. who can possibly play Fred Rogers? That's a question that the new film Beautiful Day in the neighborhood tries to answer with the performance from Tom Hanks as the beloved TV host in the movie journalist played by Matthew. Erase has a transformative experience with Rogers that reshapes his relationship with his troubled father. A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood is directed by Mario Heller. Who Most recently made made the most McCarthy film? Can you ever forgive me. A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood uses unconventional techniques to place the journalists story within Mr Rogers. Land of make believe. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking about a beautiful day in the neighborhood on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR. Here with me and Stephen in the studio Joe is Glen Weldon of NPR's Arts Glenn and in our fourth chair is writer. Chris Clinic. Hi Chris Alright so first of all we should say If you're if you're not familiar this is based on a real esquire profile that was done by journalists Tom Juno and the way that they kind of frame the film it's largely what about the writer who they've renamed Loyd Having this very complicated relationship with his own dad played by Chris Cooper a relationship. That is mostly mostly fictional. This parts mostly made up. But it's sort of about him spending time with Fred Rogers and how that affects That affects him. Glenn then what did you think of this one Well it's not the film that I thought it was. It's not frankly the film I was afraid it was going to be. which is you know I? I was expecting a kind of well meaning but insipid sip-it profile of a Predator. Naturally kind man right and the fillers no that that's not enough so they need a way in. They need the audience to have a way in So the inject checked some darkness some edge. The way you mentioned by giving Matthew Character Anger issues in a abusive dad and relationship trouble all of which follows them very conventional. Contours tors very typical Hollywood contours. And that's not where the film was interesting to me. The film was most interesting to me when it focused on Fred Rogers. Let's let's call it. What it is? The central weirdness a Weirdo and you let him be a Weirdo and it so it quickly becomes about that Tom. Hanks performance which newsflash. It's remarkable because that performance gradually over the course of the first ten minutes. You're watching it rewires your brain so i. He's Tom Hanks into Cardigan and then gradually he becomes Fred. Rogers always was Fred Rogers. He always was the caretaker at the overlook Mr Lawrence. It's just this crazy thing that happened so In the end yeah sure I liked it. Yeah uh-huh did you think Like Glenn I feared this would be something else. I was really seduced by the formal weirdness of the way that it's built like an episode of the TV. Show the way that it replicates that kind of Lo fi video look within the show segments. I love that the establishing shots use miniatures the way that the. TV's like the both for Pittsburgh again for New York City. And I think the remarkable Tom. Hanks performance is sparingly. Used it gets more power from kind of Positi of screen time that he has Affection for Tom. Hanks beats deep within the best of every American from the Halcyon days of nothing in common. Dragnet the movie to latter-day triumphs like Larry crowned own in a Hologram for the king. But they are they are deploying him To his best use here and and I like that they don't overdo it. Yeah you know when and we talked about Captain Phillips. We talked about the fact that the casting of Tom Hanks does work right sort of does some of the work because as soon as you cast him you bring in a certain kind of you know assume a well respected person and I think that I think with Fred Rogers. I don't know I think it would have been really hard to try to put just like a an unknown actor to become fred rodgers because Fred Rogers is so indelible that you almost need another indelible person person whose own in Della -bility somehow can can survive that. It's like putting a flavor into a dish that strong enough to stand up to you know uh-huh strongly flavored wine drinking Stephen What'd you think I mean. I think that is a really really good point the casting of Tom. Hanks actually had me a little unedu- about this movie. Because when I find Tom Hanks least effective in movies is when he's trying to adopt the manner of somebody else when he's trying to take on an accent as he he did cloud atlas or as he did in the post. It doesn't work as well for me because it's it feels like I'm watching Tom. Hanks Act and so I was nervous that this performance format was going to be an hour and forty five minutes of watching Tom. Hanks act like Mister Rogers and instead as you guys said his inherent Tom. Hanks seen this this feeds into your inherent love of Mister Rogers to create this kind of hybrid. That worked really well for me Glen. I love the point you made about this movie capturing mister Rogers Fundamental Awkwardness. I liked the way this movie captured. Not only his generosity generosity and his willingness to be present with the people he's talking to but also the limits of that and his unwillingness and evasiveness when it comes to pulling himself out of the role that he played in society. So these these interviews and they're this dance of Mister Rogers only revealing what he wants to reveal and otherwise being very opaque. I think one thing I really like about it is exactly like Glenn said it's that the oddness. Ns of him. But also one of the things I think makes the fillmore a willingness to acknowledge. This was a person who could be very off Pudding Jackson people in certain circumstances right and I think that his his kind of Extraordinarily demeanor they do a really really good job of letting that be uncomfortable and offputting at times and if you saw the documentary won't you be my neighbor. It has it hits some of the same beats. Were you think like this is just an unusual person right and I think that's what comes out in the film and what I really appreciated head is that they kind of are able to acknowledge this is somebody who could be off. Putting and yet often had a transformative positive visited effect on people Through his generosity and kind of openness and sometimes oddness. I like the fact that they showed that he sometimes spoke through Daniel Tiger which is but it. But it's true. I WANNA say someone who works in magazines and who win. This movie was set. That was in college planning and illustrious career in magazines. This is what I wanted. This is what I expected like two weeks to write a four hundred word profile. And then when you turn it in at six thousand words renders I love it. Cover your genius. Multiple plane trips before a third magazine. Four hundred words not not one hundred fifty dollars and you pay your own expense. This this is a very emotional film. That's the only time choked up because you see that plane. I mean it was. It was to be ferry matchbox plane. Sure I could afford that one. I'm generally really skeptical of the journalist as framing device in movies. Like this I when I read kind of going in that. That was how they were GonNA frame the story that it's actually about the writing of this magazine Article again kind of tensed up but I think they handle it nicely. I think you need to show how Mr Rogers had an effect on the people in his orbit and I think this is a way of doing that as far as as far as the changing changing of of Tom Gino's story. Toms you know wrote a really great piece in the Atlantic about the experience of watching this movie and seeing the the way his story was was was changed and he ultimately comes down on the side of. This isn't my story. This is why I had my name changed in this movie. The names of everyone in my family are changed because this is not their story but he came down on the side of it arrives at insights that I hadn't and that's an isn't that interesting and I think the reason it doesn't doesn't bother me that they changed his story. The way it has bothered me in so many other movies is that he is not the story of this movie. Mr Rogers is the is the story when you think about. By comparison a movie like Green Book which is incredibly faithful to the story of the driver but not faithful to the story of the genius and where it winds up misplacing its focus and getting all the details right about the person we care about less. This gets all the details right. I felt about the person we care about more. And I'm not necessarily needing a Tom. Juno movie I think Heller seems more comfortable appreciable in those moments where you guys mentioned where they're holding a silence between these two people Where it's it feels very intimate and to me the framing device of the show? Oh in the miniatures. That felt a little like it was imposed upon. The story. didn't kind of grow organically out of the story but it wasn't in if they had pushed that and done a lot more of it would have the whole thing would collapsed in there just level. Yeah I agree and it's not so much I certainly don't object to the changing of the story. I kind of agree with the point that as long as you change everybody's name it isn't that important. I think the question is does that external story work right. Is it a good story and I did find it to fall into some cliche kind of family conflict things and I think it's interesting to compare for example that Chris was talking I think correctly about how the limited screen time of the Tom Hanks. Thanks performance is one of the things that makes it effective. You're not watching endless. Endless endless scenes of of what was a personality. That didn't vary that much radio presentations and vary that much versus Stephen saying I think also correctly the journalist isn't really the story so if I have a knock on this movie at all it's the imbalance between I think there's there's more screen time to vote devoted to the thing that's less interest and I do have some feelings about that. I'm not sure it's really a knock on the movie movie but it's it's an oddity about the movie so it's interesting. I'll be interested to see what people think of it. We talked to earlier this week about knives out and what a basically perfect vic movie that is to watch with your family around Thanksgiving if you WANNA make it a double feature. This is even less polarized than than knives out. I really enjoy both movies. I think you could do so much worse than this with your family. My only knock. It'd be you know too much. Daniel Tiger not enough lady lane fairchild which basically the knockabout life. Yeah IT'S A. It's a really really interesting Film and I I hope people will check it out and let us know what you think find us on facebook at facebook dot com slash P. C. J. or tweet us at PCH. Or we come back. It's going to be time to talk about our favorite thing. What is making happy this week? So come right back. This message comes from. NPR sponsor capital one with the capital. One Walmart rewards card you can earn five percent back at Walmart on line two percent at Walmart in store restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital one and a support also comes from zoom. Zoom is used by millions to connect face-to-face across town or around the world. Zoom ties together. All of your we're unified communication tools into one easy platform for videoconferencing phone. Calls Group Chat Webinars and conference rooms. Zoom is how business this gets done visit zoom online to set up your free account today meet happy with zoom welcome back to pop culture. Happy Hour it's time for our favorite segment of this week and every week. What is making us happy this week? Steve and Thompson. What is making you happy this week? got a chance to sit down with my daughter and watch a movie and usually in recent years when that happens that means watching a whole bunch of people get murdered but we got to pick the movie last night and we sat down and showed her for the very first time her very first first viewing of the karate kid allow the nineteen eighty-four classic wholesome staple of my own childhood. It was a blast. She had an amazing time. And it's funny. How many elements of that movie have been reflected in in other film sense? We got to roll our eyes at some of the Zamfir master of the Pan Flute. Slaying every time Mr Miata shows up we got to marvel at how quickly that movie slams into the closing credits from. Its big iconic finale. It's like Nick Kick. And and how best and how unbelievably poorly prepared Daniel Daniel Russo really is for that karate. Turn but it's nice. I think as a family we may wind up sitting down and watching Cobra Kai the karate kid hid TV sequel. That is on Youtube which I watched the first season of when we talked about it for this show and really really enjoyed it nice. Thank you very much. Stephen in Thomson Glen Well. Then what is making this week. We talked about in that fixes the crown recently. I did not know at that. Time that there is an accompanying official net flicks podcast. Yes that is breaking down each episode of season three one at a time. Now it's an official podcast which means tremendous access to the showrunner. The casting directors were great to talk to the writers the researchers it also means. It's a bit booster gets a little worse. So you have to kind of you know thread that needle. But it's really fascinating to hear Peter Morgan talking about the central troll defining issue with historical drama. Is What do you leave out. When you've got all this stuff? How do you choose? And he's very upfront about how this is all pure speculation based on outside observation. So it's it's interesting. It's engaging it's over and half an hour and It's got really good access. It's called the crown official Netflix podcast. Uh thank you very much glen. Weldon Chris Clinic. What is making you happy this week? Well you know Linda. This episode is dropping on Black Friday on record store day which means the vendors at game of holidays nearly upon us. Some people say I'm the Alan Lomax of Christmas past people. Say I'm the Scroll Ix of Christmas present I know people say I am the gentleman a Christmas future but I got dreams I dream of a holiday songbook deeper and stranger than the same old same old three dozen songs we all know. Each year I endeavor to discover these these gems for everyone Also some terrible people listen to their podcasts. Pass on one and a half speed I'm going to do your Fifty Times better. I'm willing to play you side. A of my twenty nine hundred you'll mix. Let's talk about Christmas at fifty time speech. We're going to hear the whole thing but it's only going to take a minute let's go. Let's talk about Chris all my Christmas and the granddaughter for Hug Grandma Bama Wrong. Celebrate Aubrey. Notting never fell Chris. Breath plan to spend Christmas in the states. But I can't stand violence. Christmas movie jingle all the way was one of those great scripts and if he thought the day in the favorite Christmas movie that people blue play Let's talk about Chris if I wanted to find this what I what I find you on twitter at C.. T. Clinic you would and I will. I will tweet the secret location appropriate time. Thank you very much. Chris Clinic every time I listened to the Satellite Radio Christmas music channel. I think of how betraying you good. Thank you very much Chris. What is making me happy? This week is a video series. Put out through wired called technique critique. This is the second time recently that I have shouted at a youtube video series which means I think I'm aging backwards very proud of myself. It's a series in which they have experts in various fields look at movies and TV scenes and that depict whatever their area of expertise is and then they go through and pick apart and tell you how realistic it is. There is one where a an accent expert art does movie accents. How good are they a couple of wonderful ones? I watched the other day where it's a forensics expert who shows you like no. This is not the way that you would collect evidence. There's a wonderful shot in In no country for all men of the two cops kind of walking through a crime scene on horseback and he kind of says you'd never knew that and he goes into explains all the reasons why you would not walk around a crime scene and I just love it again. It's called technique critique it's through wired. There are a whole. A bunch of wonderful specialties. That are represented everything from you know. Let's talk about how they do. Forensics on law and order to. Let's talk about how they do. Forensics on the simpsons. It's not a lot of fun. I really enjoy it again. Technique Critique is the name of the series and that brings us to the end of our show as a reminder remember to donate to your local station donate dot. 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Marketing like a Three Year Old with Ran Avrahamy, CMO at Appsflyer

Marketers In Capes with G-CMO

11:44 min | 8 months ago

Marketing like a Three Year Old with Ran Avrahamy, CMO at Appsflyer

"The work there were. There were burp ignoring. The rules is a whole lot easier when you don't know the rules. I'm not saying this to sound edgy. I don't have a motorcycle. I have no tattoos and my idea of a late night is staying up until eleven PM and playing madden on my xbox before curling up with a crappy sci-fi book on my kindle but setting your own marketing rules is a key thing. I walked away with from my conversation with Ron Hami. The CMO at APPs fire a huge marketing analytics and attribution platform. During the course of our conversation we touch on a Bohemian rhapsody inspired educational platform. How creating customer obsessed mentality actually starts at home with your employees some tips for getting started with BB marketing on day. One and how? His DAUGHTER SHAPES HIS MARKETING. Approach the first some news. If you haven't noticed you're listening to marketers in Capes an unlike firefly freaks and Geeks and studio sixty on the sunset strip. I just lasted more than one season. The really exciting part about season two is that it is being recorded together with G. Cmo a community of Israel's top Simos from global companies on a mission to power the startup nation part of the G C mo through my day job as the CMO at Fredo. And I'm super super pumped about interviewing some of the best marketing professionals in Israel. The season bullets dive into the reason. We're here after all. I have a nine PM bedtime. Here's Ron Ron. Army on the CMO OF APPS fire Big Arab for. Wow almost five and a half years now An incredible journey with a company that started Less than twenty people when I joined first marketing person in the team With a mission to help marketers better measure marketing campaigns Really understand what they're spending their money are as we any every presentation that we have one percent done over the course of eighty plus million dollars raised and customers like Ebay sky scanner. The Weather Channel and jet DOT COM. Ron's team has grown from one to seventy but they've kept focused on one specific mission. A lot of things a changed over the years but something that we tried to put a focus on is how do we keep on being creative and unique and create an an an exceptional experience for our customers future customers and the entire system? That Red. So Be- you know focusing on the experience of even people coming to our office. You know candidates or friends and family us on you know delighting. Our customers route their journey. It's easy to printed poster. That says that you believe in providing exceptional experiences but one example of how APPs Fire Really Lens. This is with new employees. They actually send out a restaurant gift certificate new employees and their significant others when we start and speaking of starts the way they run started. Apps liars. Marketing is pretty special especially for a company that lives and breathes metrics since the beginning With tried putting a focus on thinking always about the long term value versus the short term gain. And it's pretty odd for small. Start A of you know. Twenty fifty people to think about haul brand place Versus you know. We need to make this quick marketing win to increase our acquisition and or are mql's to reduce our Customer acquisition cost focusing on a brand is hard especially in the earlier days but this still remains a permanent fixture APPs lie marketing and it stemmed in part from starting with that day. One clarity. That apps fire needed to be everywhere. And that's what made a very strong case for brand ubiquity not funnels you know at the beginning identity. Go on Google search for be marketing playbook right and build a this infrastructure and these reports and you know these towels and this is the chapel customer acquisition causing due to achieve. And you do do's and don'ts and I think you know this is probably one of the main reasons why we were able to run so fast. we're focused on the mission. We had a sticker that we called it. The everywhere the beginning of the journey And we kept higher but some things have changed especially round geographies. Personas if I would say you methods of acqusition would be opening up new regions and New Location. We're now operating and more than thirty Harry. Coreys all over the world Sobat said in something new and exciting every year and really opening up to different types of Donna's So originally were focused on the the marketer. You know the cyclone is being changed in. Now we're talking to more people within the off of of the brands so may be the product folks are developers or going up the CECE. Let's talk about that brand again. And the vision was actually that we want to create a global tech Brat and in order to build a real global tech friend. You need to invest for the long term and invest a lot in the relationship Excel for example. We created this sort of Educational Arnold APPs. I'm going to double click right here. Every marketer knows that you D- to drive value for customers even before they were customer and this has created a crazy nuclear arms race to be the most helpful as possible for every single customer and that's why content marketing and education has evolved from tollhouse recipes on cookie chip packages to blog. Post away white papers and now events are kind of the new bar for real education. We focused a lot on all flying experiences and making meaningful relationship with our with our community That has not been changed in honestly only being increased. Since a long time five years ago it has a funny name. It's called funny story on. Why recruited Mama and how we came up with the name hincks Bohemian rhapsody. That happened a quite a while ago. And since then we've made almost twenty different off-line experiences all of the world Which connects are relevant assimilated convene different types of of engagements so we have more of a C. Suite Mama that It happened in in southern China for more than one hundred of China's largest Marketing Executives. It happened in Napa or for the same reason and on the other side can be like a large conference. Thousand people are last July Mints. Six hundred people last August in Brazil and so on and so on so we create in tailored experiences the experiences that be made for this specific region that we do this for this specific community and for this target audience. We love these. I I mean the feedback. Both that the experience back from From people Coming as well as the product feedback that bring back home and you know start. Iterating on product is just know precious and One of our core values companies is is customer obsessed if you're educating you need to speak to them in the right way. It cannot be one-size-fits-all for the ones that we have more of a closed smaller engagement for like seventy people and hundred fifty people. It can be two to three days and like a resort. The we agreed we network. We have a lot of fun. And then we dive deep into the Pacific The the audience curated and they asked for these specific topics to be discussed and on the other side of the you know. We had more than eight mega conferences. Or you know between three hundred thousand people all over the world. These are more like the standard type of on Prince with an emphasis on content on really good content. We don't have any sponsors for example or other vendors and we don't we don't pitch with on sell ourselves Within these events. So that's gaining the trust of the community that they're not gonNA come and get picked by everybody else. This is something very unique in today's onference world whether your day one or day thousand of marketing. Here's three things at Ron recommends. First advice is don't is really. Don't listen to people that. Tell you one thing you need to know about marketing. This thing you gotta try this thing going during instinct in other words marketing. Podcasts are kind of useless awkward. If you're still listening second advice is try. You know trump worst-case Dale in a glorious way and learn from it. But if you don't try to know and last but not least recognize that buyers have changed third things not selling. That order is investing the long-term Brent You know the buyer journey has changed completely in its focus more a lot more on the experience and the emotion that the brand creates on on a buyer. You know we have your more than sixty buyers just in our marketing team. Everybody's a buyer right now not just set with a procurements or with you know CEOS or CMO'S. Everybody today can go to their phone own and by tool because they need it. They use the their own credit cards. And then get reimbursed or whatever so the you know the old school be to be buying cycle has completely changed to a more human Type of of interactions and the things that drive buyers. Today is a lot more emotional. A big part of the ethos is educating and when the market develops quickly. It's hard to stay up. Here's Ron's kind of unique way to stay up to date my daughter I think that are you know. Kids are the the most creative creatures in the world they just don't have boundaries they don't know the rules and they make their own rules and I think all of us as marketers to think herself more. You know what three-year-old as on would do and breaking the barrier pollen that advice. I just blew my entire twenty twenty marketing budget on Daniel Tiger Swag but seriously try to pull out from whatever you're doing and ask yourself which constraints are legit in which are self imposed. You can see some of the APPS flyers incredible educational content at APPS FIRE DOT com. You can see more about DC Lincoln and you can see what's happening and they don't have a clue if you're Palumbo watching Simba and Nala. My name is eaten Buckman. You've been listening to marketers and Capes with GMO. And I'm getting backed by Xbox what were worth.

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Ep. 077: Alina Chau - Animator, Illustrator, Storyboard and Comic Artist - Part 1 - The Animated Journey: Interviews with Animation Professionals

The Animated Journey: Interviews with Animation Professionals

1:32:48 hr | 2 years ago

Ep. 077: Alina Chau - Animator, Illustrator, Storyboard and Comic Artist - Part 1 - The Animated Journey: Interviews with Animation Professionals

"Hello and welcome to the animated journey podcast, featuring interviews with animation professionals working in television, film and games. I'm Angela and swinger, and I'm Jeff and we want to discuss the big news happening in the animation industry. The creative talent network expo meltdown for those of you who maybe wear may not be aware. So Tiffany main who is a fantastic fine artist. She worked on the film loving, Vincent. She was supposed to have a gallery show at a winery here in town here in the Los Angeles area sponsored by centerstage gallery. And it did not go as planned it only lasted for one day a lot of artwork was damaged when she tried to get her money back from the show. She was told no also she tried multiple times before she was told no just to contact. Tina price run centerstage gallery and get her money back and everything just went to pot and she posted about it on Facebook. And then Bobby Choo who many of you might know from school ISM, which is a fantastic organization. He made a video and posted on YouTube. And he basically talked about his experiences with Tina and also with CTX, which is the big expo that happens every year, they're going to have their tenth won, the snow, and he talked about his grievances. And what he said was he's been treated poorly by staff, and here's Tina over the years, but and sold a small moment he didn't wanna say anything he didn't want to rock the boat. Because fortunately, you know, the enemy industry is small. We've mentioned this on the show multiple times. How crazy it is that we find out that oh, someone's friend or cousin or boyfriend or girlfriend? Roommate ends up being the person that you work with down the line, and that's true. And because it's so small. A lot of times people are frayed to speak up when they're working at studio or for supervisor with a co worker or someone who mistreat them, and so Babi didn't wanna speak up about that. Because he was understandably concerned as all of us have been in the past either with animation or other things, but because of what had happened and Tiffany Manx situation and also because of what had happened with Stephen silver, and many of you may have seen his videos from last year and the year before he came out and said that he will no longer be supporting CTX, and because of that that has caused a snowball effect, so that many people in industry have been talking about it. If you're on Facebook or Twitter, and you've been following this. You may have noticed that it completely blew up over the past week. And a lot of people are no longer going to be exhibiting. A lot of people are now offering portfolio reviews for free. So that you don't have to pay a great deal of money to go and get your portfolio review which. Very good thing. And also as pertains to our show and us Cassie solidly who is the host of the ink and paint girls podcast, and I were slated to have a table together at CT annex. And after talking it over with Cassie, you know, we watched Bobby choose video we've seen Stephen silvers videos. I listened to sketch zone, which is a really great podcast interview, Tiffany Ming. And so she talked in depth about the whole situation. So after all that we have decided not to participate in CT annex. We feel like it would be setting a very bad precedent for us to be there and participate in light of the fact that so many people within our community are being treated so poorly and. We need to have empathy for people if something bad happens to someone you support them you support the members of the body and the animation community that's all of us. So when one of us suffers all of us suffers and when one of us does well, we all do. Well, it is a reflection of the collective as a whole. So I just wanted to let you guys know that we will not be there. We don't feel like it'd be the right thing to do. We don't feel like it would be the right thing to support. So and we've actually requested a refund and for those of you who are thinking that maybe you don't wanna go either. Or you're thinking that hey, I was gonna have a table. I don't wanna table anymore. I encourage you to read the policies on the website for how to get your refund. You do have to sign up within ninety days at the time in this recording. It's past ninety days. So you're not entitled to your full refund. But. But if you basically can pull out of the event within thirty to ninety days, I believe you're entitled to at least fifty percent. So that's something you're considering now's the time to do it. If you do wanna go, honestly, I say, you know, what that is completely your choice. We're not going to behoove anybody who chooses to go, you know, especially if you're coming from state at a country, and you've already lot this down, and it would be just a nightmare to pull out this point. I would say do your best to have a great convention treat, everybody with respect tree fell artists with respect yourself with respect volunteers everyone involved, and I just wanna give a plug also because casting I exhibited at this place earlier this year ground zero animation expo is absolutely wonderful designer Kahn, which I attended is a great convention. Jeff you've been to wonder con. On. We've both been to comic con. This is not the end all be all if you decide not to go to CT necks. There are so many other events and galleries and conventions you can go to instead to meet people. So do not despair because I know a lot of people are going wall. If I can't go to CT next. What do I do just Google there? So many other opportunities out there guys. So how do you feel about all of this? Jeff will the whole thing is troubling. I'm very sad to see it. Go down this road. You know, this has been going on for a long time. It seems I remember first seeing Stephen silvers video about it a couple years ago and being like, wow, this is pretty hard core. This is pretty inflammatory what he's saying. I wonder if it's true. And then reading the comments it seemed like a lot of people had the same experience. He did. And Steven silver was a teacher mine. He's not one to just, you know, say something that wasn't truthful. So I tended to believe him. But I was like, well, maybe. He it was just his experience. Or maybe, you know, a couple of these other people I've seen that have said that things about this convention, maybe it was just their experience. But now like you said it's been snowballing since Stephen silver in my ears kind of been up about this thing I've seen so many people so many of the people I follow on Twitter on all the social media Facebook. They a lot of them. Don't have nice things to say about this convention and now with Bobby and Tiffany joining the chorus. Yeah. I don't think we can turn a blind eye anymore. And yeah, I was on a weightless for this. But you know after talking to you and after all the stuff has gone down. I'm definitely not going to do this con-. Even if they contact me, so yeah, I stand with you and the rest of the people who decide not to to think it kinda makes a statement that this is not cool that they need to either change their ways or this convention needs to. To change period. You know, so because it's a good idea. The commands a good idea. But the way it's been run is not good and not sound. And I just want to say too because it took me a while to get to this point. I've attended CTX four times to those times. I was volunteer. One of those times I was working at one of the booths. And my experiences always been positive which is part of the problem because I never had a hard time with it. I was always able to find parking my fellow volunteers or other volunteers that I met were always very kind to me the staff was also very good. So I want to commend anybody out there who has volunteered or anybody on staff who's done a good job who has worked very hard. This is not an indictment against this is against the people that have been who have been treating people. Poorly and everyone always worked with was very nice. I was always treated very well. And the professionals who reviewed my portfolios were always very nice to me and gave me very good advice. And I got to do raise the barbeque routing, which was very helpful. And also when I would stop by tables of different artists and buy their books or by their posters, everyone. I talked to was more than happy to review my portfolio, and they gave me really sounded s-. And that's part of the reason why I wanted to go to the convention was because I thought well, I know they're people who had a problem with it. But I've never had a problem with it. So I guess that means it's fine. And honestly over the past year and a half we've seen not just with this. But a lot of things going on in society that just because things are going fine for you doesn't mean they're going fine for everybody else. And that you need to pay attention when someone speaks up. Says I'm not being treated, well, I'm being abused being Yelda. My money's being taken my properties being damaged. We need to pay attention to that and say, even if you're being treated well. This other person isn't being treated, well, need empathy for that person. Do some of that person you need to try to help that person. And I feel like by not going we're helping people were basically like you said making a statement of. Hey, if you wanna have convention, that's great. But you need to make the cost better, and you need to treat people with respect, and you need to treat their property with respect they're not going to come to your convention. They're going to go elsewhere or just make their own convention in their own galleries and their own shows. So my hope is that you know, Tina and the other staff and volunteers will see this as a teaching opportunity. He'll go. Oh, okay. Let's do we need to do then to make this a better show. No, if it becomes better show, people will return if it stays at it is I don't predict this lasting all that long. Yeah. I wonder if there will be an alternative to this con-, you know, as far as a. Animation industry convention with a bunch of professionals. You know that you can have all the stuff that happens at CTX. Well, no, there are mean ground zero for sure there's also seagrass, and I know that a lot of people might not be I get the impression just because. Mostly most of the people that we know are in two d comics, but see graph is the big via fax three D animation, computer science convention, and it's really cool. I've never been. But I have a lot of friends who've gone, and they love it been once. That's really cool. Yeah. But it was a lot of technology stone, which was fun to see in. But as far as animation goes like, I'm probably reading into this for that the end of bobby's video he says something like, stay tuned. I don't know if he's planning on another convention or if he's planning on maybe just another video or something. But I was like man if someone could create a convention as big as and as influential maybe maybe ground zero will be that that would be amazing one day. It'll happen. Also, I've seen a lot of people online saying, let's just meet up at a place and that typically. Happens anyway, and the past even when I've gone to the convention sometimes the best part is just hanging out at the Burbank grill after everybody's really chill. So they're going to be I'm certain of it, so many groups of people that just decide we're going to go to story tavern. We're gonna go to golden road. We're going to go to somebody's apartment. We're going to go over here and have our own get together. And so I am there's going to be quite a few groups online that just decide to get together and say, hey, guess what we're gonna meet at this place man show up. I think Stephen silver. Did that brand last year believe he joined up tit mouse because I noticed in some of the comments that the folks that tit mouse with their one year and had a terrible experience. And that's why they never go back. And so they teamed up with Stephen last year, and they just had a really fun drink and draw event. So there's other things you guys. Yeah. Yeah. So that's it. And then also I just want to say to I've been going to center stage gallery for life drawing. I have already bought my past. So I need to use up all those. But I believe after that I will be done because I very much like centerstage gallery very much like life, dry waddles volunteers, and everyone I've met there. But I don't feel like I can continue going in light of all the stuff until I hear that. Everything's changed. So we'll find other things, but there's other places there's never one thing. And even if there is one thing if it's bad thing make your own thing. Right. Yeah. This kind of thing also happened in my time with doing all the conventions for comic books, and you know, web comes and all that stuff. You just start hearing through the grapevine like, oh, this convention has some bad apples in it. You know, and the leadership of the top is not good or whatever. And then those conventions other go away or they change. Let's just what happens as. Should be. So the way for changes your dollars your dollars in your time. Have a direct impact on what happens is your dollars wisely as far events go in Lula vents since we talked a great deal about CT next. Check out the website and Facebook and Twitter and the show notes events. There's a lot of really cool events going on in the next couple of weeks. So I'll make sure to post all that for you guys. So you can check that out there. So let's turn now to a more pleasant topic. Jeff what have you been watching? Right now. Let's see I haven't watched a whole lot of stuff. But one thing I did watch was with you. When we saw teen titans. Go to the movies. Yes. Yeah. And that was a lot of fun. That was part of a CPA. Yes. It was. And I wanna be the shoutout to Frank glut stone and Susan and David and all the wonderful people at CPA Hollywood as well as one of others because we got to go to the Warner Brothers studio lot and watch a movie which I'd never done before. I'd never been to the lot before. But I'd never been to their screening room. That was really nice and we got posters and then afterwards, they had the directors and the executive producer and the head of story were there. They were very funny. Very funny. And they're real rob third experience making the movie, and I wanna say all you guys give the movie chance because it's legitimately funny. I wanna speak now to the. Those out there who may have been like me, I love OG teen titans. I love the first iterating of the animated show. I have all five DVD's the entire series. I've watched that show all the way through five times. It's one of the shows that inspired me to go back to school to do animation. I adore that show. So I understand why people got upset about teen titans. Go, but listen, they're two completely different things. And it's fine to have two different things exist in the world. Okay. It's perfectly fine. The other thing too that people need to remember as far as American animation goes is that unless you're working for adult swim or FOX or something on Netflix, the age bracket of the material. We're creating our children ages two to twelve. So slow your roll online people because these shows technically they're not for us. Anyway, their four children and children love the shows as they should because they're funny. So if you don't like the show, it's okay, but slow down on the, hey because one that's just mean, and to these are your fellow animators fellow story board artist, your fellow creators, and you may be working with them one day. And the last thing you want is going into a meeting or going into a show, and then they become your friend on Facebook or Twitter, tumbler, Instagram, they see all your hate and go. Oh, jeez. What's going on with this person? Yes. PSA about all of that. And along with I think you really need to judge things on their own merit because we've seen a lot of pay for a lot of these different iterations of beloved properties. It's like don't judge it by what you wanted to be or what it was in the past. Judge it for what it is. Now. Like, do you think it's funny? Do think it's good. Do you? Like it then cool. But are you not liking it because well, it's not the same as it was before. Then that's a whole different thing. You know? So and it's fine. If you don't like it, but. Not everything is for you. You know this. There's a lot of things I like a lot of things. I despise try not to talk about it on the show. There's been a few exceptions. But I try to if I don't like it and just go, you know, what it's not my thing. It's cool, man. But Spurs tightened go the movies that movies sterile. I felt that movie was absolutely fantastic. Various animation styles. Really cool. I love the jokes. Really cool. Some of the jokes shocked me that they were able to get away with those. It's Warner Brothers. So just go and see this movie. It's a lot of fun. I just say what blew my mind. I think we had such a unique experience watching this film because it was the most meta experience of my life because we are watching a movie about DC superheroes. Trying to make a movie going to the Burbank Warner. Brothers lot to make this movie. We're watching these characters and other DC characters watching an animated movie as we are on the Warner Brothers watching this movie within a movie while we're sitting in a screening room that looks exactly like the one where. I felt like I almost blinked out of existence. Feel like I don't know. I felt like I was in inception or something like I'm dreaming. What's happening here? Not unlike the challengers of the unknown. Yeah. Watch the movie. Yes. Understand that. Which is a real thing we discovered. Yes. Which was hysterical now all they need to do is make an animated doom patrol movie. So anytime. So what else have you been watching over the past two months because of the wonders of summer Nance screening? So I've seen won't you be my neighbor. Incredible to only yesterday drastic world fallen kingdom mission impossible fallout. This is spinal tap. I'd never know my favorite movies. That's like in my Tussaud. Great aunt man and the wasp creature from the black lagoon and voltron season seven. So I finally had a chance to watch everything. I want to say the best movie I saw to that grouping was won't you be my neighbor, which is documentary about Fred Rogers won't you be my never is tastic. It is an excellent film. It is an excellent documentary. Fred Rogers was such an amazing person. I grew up watching mister Rogers neighborhood. I found it to be very calm, very soothing. But just to hear about all that he went through just to get that show. Off the ground and to hear accounts from people that knew him and hear from people who are at this institute that he founded an all the work that he did with child development. There's a scene that with Daniel tiger. And he's talking to you know, this human Princess in the world of make believe, and he's asking her do you ever feel like your mistake? And he starts to sing a song about being a mistake. And then she singing not Daniel. You're wonderful. You're kind I love you. And he continues to sing about how he's a mistake and becomes a stew wet of basically her you're going have these dual thoughts and just having to focus on the one over the other. I broke down. I broke down in the theater sobbing. Because I'm watching us thinking, I know exactly how you feel. Also, all my gosh. Daniel tiger. No. You're so love and just and then after that moment, this is midway through the movie every ton of public showed up I was in tears every single time. And it amazed me because mister Rogers would Daniel tiger. And he would talk to news inkers and grown men grown men. You could see them start to tear up as they're talking to hand pup. That's the power this man had. So if it's still playing your area, I highly encourage you to watch this movie, if you're in the animated industry children's meteor and his media it will remind you of your responsibility as a creator of make things that are worthwhile. I saw the movie to feel the same way. It was so good. It wasn't what I was expecting. Because when I heard about it, I heard it's oats this nice core movie. That's just kind of a feel good thing. And when I watched it I was. Exhausted. First of all, I think I thought the day after I got back from the from. Oh, no. Yeah. In this weird zombie state where you don't when you're so exhausted. And just everything affects you. I'm watching this movie. Just yeah. In this completely. Just the state where everything that was on screen was affecting me. And yeah, it was almost a hard film to get through for me because. Yeah, there were something like that. Didn't they say that tiger was kind of a surrogate for west Rogers? That's how he was. Yeah. He had a hard time as a little kid. And then it just shows like it goes into some serious depth about what he went through. And you know, the fights he went through. And there was some struggling getting this on the air. And yeah, it was really made me wanna go much of those episodes that might to have all of them in my cute. Oh, really? I have what's it on? They have it on Amazon prime watch from nineteen seventy seven. I mean, all the way back, and there's an organization you can join donate and dozens dated all child belvin. It's wonderful moves. I cannot extol the praises of this movie enough. And then on the flip side of that drastic world fallen kingdom. I really glad you ahead of time. I left the whole movie. I don't know if that was their intent I personally movie to be highly enjoyable, it's entertaining. It is a certain point hit is. Oh, entertaining. Now thing though is if you love dress park the on and majesty by the time, you get to this movie completely God, it's gone. Oh, yeah. Is no longer there. But it is fun because it's basic teachers are in the house they're in their house. And I guess since you're crusades the wind shielding cover that. Okay. You guys. Okay. So spoiler for Jurassic role fallen kingdom. But it's funny. It's so favorite part is. Was it the dominance? Rex was that the name of dominance Rex. So it's on the roof of the house and they show full moon. And I'm sitting there, and I go Q the how he added the creature goes. A minutes club long. And you see the last moment or at okay now. Open the window Hooper's the window and Luke girls little she's tried to cover up. So it does see her. And he just see it's it's does a tap tap. And all you see is the arm are reaches holes that the cover. Okay. So we devolved to a movie about scaring little girls. Come. Okay. Sure. And it's not even acting like a dinosaur like busting into the window jumping on the bed. It's like it's seven inch long claws. Like delicately delicately reaching for the. That is happening. The only thing they didn't do the movie, which I I was waiting for was the final scene when Chris Pratt character Owen is talking to blue. And he tells her come with us blue come with us. The only would have made that seemed better is if she had looked at him and said, no Papa I must run into the force that be three meeting for them to talk. Now. The only thing they didn't do is have them talk basically talked in the first interesting world, remember when they're like, what's it doing? And then the T Rex e kind of thing the camouflage dinosaur was like kind of barking or whatever the rats, and they're like, it knows their language. Talking english. But it's like they can communicate that dream sequence in. I believe it's Jurassic Park too, man. Alison, the raptor touch. Like that's going on. That's the only thing that and I was waiting for the little girl, basically become the deniers of Jurassic world to say, I end the mother of raptors to start, you know, because I am the Cologne. I also talk to them that didn't happen that was shot. Yeah. It could've it would've fit right in zoomed in honor. I was waiting for her to do that cat thing and change color. Yeah. Maybe that's the third one. I anticipate that their drastic world will be Dino riders. We're just going to be dinosaurs, museums and machine guns and people riding in them to shoot napping. I think that's where it's gone, which okay, we've gone here will I not so. Personally, I think this movie spent Hasic, but I know other people that hate the sufi. So I feel like after hearing this description if you think, hey, I too love drastic world go shark shark NATO movies of that type. I will love this. If you deep blue sea, though. Yeah. If you like those kind of movies, that's the kind of movie just with a better budget and better acting. So he'll be fine. If you're expecting actual dress park Mesa just dress park. Yeah. Go back to rich on that flicks right now watch that. Yeah. Yeah. I agree. They're much. I saw Meg. How was that? I wanna see that. I have to add to my canon of shirk, Phil I would wait for Netflix or home streaming giant screen. No, no. All said just to have like this is going to be crazy. It's I love the trailer. It's just like it looks like a lot of fun and silliness, and it was just bad bad. Silly the whole origin. Meg like how they find her. And all this stuff was just like really that's dumb, and then pretty much all the fun shark scenes and stuff you've seen in the trailer. It's just was not good. I I wasn't scared lettering. Or like, did you think you would be scared? Well, I thought it would have some sort of jaaz Ian moments. But I was listening to something else where John turtle the director was talking about the movie, and I think he said something like, you know, we couldn't surpass jaws obviously because that's such a classic. But we were trying for the second best sharp movie. And I think they missed them. What's the second best shirk? So they were trying to be the. Second beget after I was like I would put just to and Joz three d. Oh. Wasn't my thing. But John still the number one shirt movie. Yeah. Oh by probably won't buy a mile. I think at this point. I don't think will be another one I could be wrong. But there been a plethora of shark and various other underwater creature movies. Yeah. They're not great. No. But I think this one is doing well like worldwide, so they might make Meg to. Begs would be a good title for that. Like ultra Meg Meg mega mega. No on make for me. No on what you be my neighbor. I also saw which you told me you saw as well as the rise of the teenage mutant ninja turtles turtles. Yes. I watched it on the Nick streaming app, and I loved it. It's really good. That action was like super cool. I liked what they've done with the turtles yet different yet. S- take. But I really thought it was fun. I can't wait till they put up more. I'm very impressed with that show. I was watching several friends that screening at work, and we're watching just going. Wow. This is intense. Just the angles that they use and the shot, which is very difficult to do. It's really funny funny. That show is we were just cracking up the fun show. Yeah. So guess watch it watching online. They have the first five episodes Nickelodeon. And then it'll be on the network in September. And also just want to give a plug for the loud house volume four is in stores now, so you guys can go and pick up your copy myself and several other people on the crew rooting illustrated stories for it, so go and get all the copies. It's a really fun book. I know that you guys all your kids fused really gonna like it. And also, I was a guest for episode one fifty three for the skip zone podcast are pals, Jack, and Carlos and Charlie invited me on the show. I got to meet Carlos and Jack at ground zero animation expo and their shows. Really fun. You should definitely check it out subscribe on itunes, but we had a lot of fun. Yeah. Yeah. I was in the chat room for that in. Yeah. That was really good. I'm definitely going to be checking out the pug cast again. But and vid cast and all that stuff. But I thought you were great on that show. You know, it's really hard to do kind of. Long form podcast end your energy was up there. Energy was up. I thought it was just a lot of fun to watch. Yeah. So definitely all the listeners out there. Check it out. It's a lot of fun. And I give a shout out to my mom and dad for being super supportive because I basically saying the pages of my parents, three hours and just talked about different things in the industry. And it's it's a really fun show you guys and that brings us to our guest today. So who did we talk to for this part? One of this two part episode, Jeff for this one we talked to Alina Chow, and I love talking to her. I think the thing I took away from the interview most was just how forthright she is. She's just this is how it was you know, when I was working here. This is how it was when I was working at this place. This is how it was. And it was very topical because she talks about her time at EA, and she kind talks a little bit about the broke culture there. And when she was working there years ago, but in light of the article on talk who of 'bout bright games. I think it's very I mean, it's always good to have this at the forefront. But I thought it was very topical. Absolutely add elisa's, a wonderful person. She has so much experience in the field of animation, and storyboards, and comics, and she also has a very unique perspective, you know, she was raised overseas and came to the states, and that's always very interesting to hear about other people's unique experiences, you know, especially for us because we're from here. So it's really cool to hear about people that are not from California, and what's going on with them. And they just bring a whole different spin and take on things which I love, and we didn't really get to talk about it. And either part one part two. So I do wanna mention that. She is a teacher, and I took one of her courses, which is how I got to know her better. So. If you ever have the opportunity to take one of her classes either at studio arts or wherever else she's teaching I recommend it because she's a lovely person. And she has a lot of knowledge about story. So without further ado, we're very happy to present episode seventy seven interview with Alina Chow part one. Alina? So great to have you here. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me here. Absolutely. Because it's Los Angeles, southern California, and it's hot. So you have you with us in the heat on my tropic among key. So hey out. Out extent yet, I grew up in Houston. So I look at this. And there's no mosquitoes, no humidity. This. I'm south East Asia. Oh, yeah. Definitely tropicamide heat breath. Getting. So you've done a myriad of awesome things. You have Todd. You've mentored people do all your own original. Art you worked with a lot of really cool studios. But let's start at the beginning. So where in south East Asia? Are you originally from I'm from Hong Kong, I grew up in Hong Kong, but my family have from Indonesia, so Indonesian Chinese issue. This coming my parents, moved back to China, and we moved to Hong Kong and not leaving America just become a citizen. So Alabama is a mixing pot of all kinds of nationality. That's really cool. And then what was it that? I lead you realize, oh, I love the arts love illustration and cartoons, and comics and movies. I should I didn't know in terms of curry physician. I didn't know I want to be an artist onto kind of in undergrad before that I was a kid. I just liked to draw just any kids drawing, and your parents just if you drawing surprise, so you'll be quiet and calm for hours. That's kind of how I started as a kid, but I didn't realize doing odd can be a sustainable Korea onto I'm in college. Yeah. So I live of late discovery. Bouma. A lot of people. They know they want to be artists on and I didn't know. Cottage, and I take some animation on the one class of the graphic design Qasr during undergrad dusk have discovered may I excited about it. But Hong Kong at a time they have rarely to enemy Shen education. So I come to America folk school, I go to UCLA for from school at majoring animation. So that's how I get into enemy Shen. Okay. How did you pick you seal it? Well, in a way is parents pressure. I'm an entrepreneur to graduate school in America because it's just so expensive, especially for foreign a pri- in the US, you have to pay full tuition. So my parents is well pick the two best school. You can find at a time my cottage, we have teaching of a change professor from America's I talked to a few professor and a suggest cow anew CRA has passed graduation polka. So I'll probably both cow reject to me base on. I don't have enough occasion. I may Shen you see our except me because of you wish in so they said we are willing to tissue enemy, but prefer you have a vision that let off Tenneco Nottage. So eternal about great because I got that fool college experience live in Soroti Dom, if I'm not a cell rotate. So this kind of fun for me because as a foreign you've got to experienced a fool Brown American. American-carnage experience of that's fun for me. And had you been to the states before college either visits with your family or with friends eighty yet before I actually graduate from undergrad I signed up for a at exchange. Some oppo gram, I come to the US, but mostly we just go to east coast goes a few different city different art museum. And we were a school report at the end of two shape. So that's probably about a month few weeks atoll remember might be close to a month type of exchange. But besides that I never being and this is around the time school application, Stu mostly paperwork. So I didn't even know what the school glad so pretty much just based on material ship to you. And I got some interesting confiscating. And at the time Hong Kong is a British caught on the ice, speak, British English. So there's a lot of interesting communication on the phone with the cottage as we will have nature just debate over that is up because on the shoe. It is not Cleo calf domitory they have. So I want to make sure I get to have a summer private by mother's bathroom nearby because some Dom they have media huge co Ed and stuff. So I spent an hour IQ with whoever the domitory supplies about the time Manado of water cross it. A what I call us that experience toilet. And sings it more torn do something for you to do things. Did you respond our own debate? And then she said in a restroom, I don't know arrest remain because we don't use to term restroom addition array we use to. Bathroom. So as an hour conversation about the facility in the dormitory because of all the linguistic differences. I salute you, I think if I had spent an hour. Are you went someone about that? But I'm not so sure about the school, maybe. We kind of know is okay berry thing that is so different. And I never really traveled befall. So I'm not a medium of different will caveat. Now. I'm much adaptable different language understand us different term for the same thing at the time. I don't know better and bathroom is coming. Make sure because I read that sure that's some co at by from you have to clean that everyone has to pick twin clean about room and is co at bath room. So that's going to be pretty gross. If you have one hundred people even on take turn clean, I kind of want to live in that. Dom doesn't matter how cheap. I would have somewhat decent bathroom that. I don't have to go home and clean it. I don't like to clean my own bathroom, but I don't want to clean the whole offering the whole anti-fraud fraud that will be Weirs. So yeah, this turn onto a long debate on the phone his worth it. Yeah. And if I get a room has my own bathroom and the process is not a five hundred ups a quota Bush's ban on material. No, that's three months we'll hundred. No, that's pretty good. That's really great, actually. So I'm wondering because I know that for a lot of people they grow up with certain media certain shows certain books, and then they go off to college that just expands because setting you're exposed a lot of different things. So what were some of the stories television shows or movies that you grew up with? And then what did you come to really like once you're in college while the movie as you make meet decide to animated, east Butte Hannah piece. So I think that come out live before I go to college. I want to forgot maybe ought to be go to cottage. I know. I saw that movie. I'm bro away. Ooh. Does that will be something? I'll be interested to also I think that's also around the time Jurassic patent, although CG big see chief at movies getting popular. So all those movie kind of inspired me. Hey, I want to do that the fun. So that's coming that decision. I want to learn how to do that kind of animation. I don't even know what it is. I just think he's fun. And unfortunately with Hong Kong, I think America, people get much better undergraduate, even high school education, some school already have an emotion causes. So you know, what you're getting into all with me. I read them we get that type off resources. So the book and try to pick up. Learn animated myself is Franco Ali illusion of life and another book is animators book book. I think is by also Disney guy for cost of Richard Williams book, which is out yet. That one is a lot more simpler is even simpler Creston, brea. It's just a really seem to folks really basic talk about how you lay a cell and how you do basic psych hall. So it's really simple, but that's pretty much the chew votes. And in undergrad, we get to learn the basic bouncing ball walk side. Call an odd app. But I thought the teacher in Hong Kong didn't tell us the whole thing because he off obvious reason they make you do frame by frame, she frame animating traditional. I thought that's no way. Someone can animate somebody beauty. And mean by over an hour movie. I. Just either the aid. They know what to teach us because our education in real making animation is reprimand to all they just want us to learn the tough way. So some day we they would teach us how to use magic. But. I do have that magic button fantasy on the way into grad school, come to UCI, the animate, but I thought anyway, and I go to grad school, and I will pay us story because I at UCLA we have to we already have to finish a student movie by the end of a lot of people. They already have an MFA degree before they go to UCLA all they take a lot of union classes, they have other classes befall undergrad. So most of my cats may know enough by the time they go to grad school. I'm kind of start from square one. And the problem is I don't even know I don't know I need. So I would I pick my story with an The Lion King come out and that help. Onto any mate one hundred anymore. Running. Idea. And then the story is pretty awesome to here. Yeah. Total you can do that. And then no one thought I'm just saying I want to do a hundred animal draw the story, but they don't think actually go out of my way and do other and I start animating into that the teasha saw my dry d no doing making putting sequel they land king a bunch of others radian hussy running across the screen. He said you going to animate one hundred something anymore. Yeah. I we are required to do it traditionally sell pain. And I said, oh, it's not just that is one hundred and go have Pissy light Tinkerbell growl. Teachers terrifies it talked to me after. Yeah, I'm hold on a cruise, and he will be in Cossio announce to the whole crisis. Anyone you have one hundred NFL singing and dancing in your through press. Talk to me after class all else wouldn't have ever graduate from that? Because he wouldn't have time to finish. It doesn't matter the take forever. So I know a hissy he have magic win. You too hot leads tell me magic button. Do do it, hotly. Go. She'll be like I'm going to go. Yeah. Yeah. I'm pretty stumbling. So he's okay. Do know how to give in his first as not supposed to use the computer. Okay. Do you know how to use the computer? I said, yeah. I told her after he found that I know how to use computers. Okay. Since you're so stumbling. Allowed us to come. And this is good. But he's bam. You you finish the first two scene and draw. You put yourself just do. Edging finish your him by the end of the year because I have to guess, gotta sheep. You've you finish your first year from you get five thousand dollars scholarship. Well, she's a lot especially for an international student, you pay food tuition. And then my parents, if you'd con stop paying for your tuition become pay for the rest of your education. So that scholarship misread impossible me. Okay. I would cheat a bit cable seen three full. I you seems you did by hand. He. Yeah. Because I don't know bad her. Have you had cut way back on that though? Right. Like one hundred animals. I actually I I guess because ignoring it's briefs you don't know that I don't even feel the pain because I thought I just normal later on I realize that's not a smile. Yeah. Yeah. Mike cosmic day. They think is funny. I think they do things funny. I'm so amazed like I'm as because I remember when we were in school. We had these grand visions of what we wanted to do for thesis project Ellen once we were in the middle of animating, all we can think about was why didn't have a movie about two characters talking into room with nothing in not even a table share. Why dart? Want to do this? No, I don't know. I point we'll be magic by the show. Initially. I didn't even know. Smurfs are not we went. I was fifteen I thought magic Oti to people so much is a magical Flores. So my in terms of my freedom. -education is so limited at the time. I think half of is that real magic that ferry does magic. So I this high get from my entire graduate pogo is I didn't to this year. I student innings. I got a wall sequin Aditya wall. Sequin how you going to brave hot awesome engineering teachers old book? How do you want to graduate? You know, you I'm going to get Joe. Cheat project fi to you. But I still going to finish it do finish grad school in two years. I finished the whole graduate program is three. I take extra Ian to finish my brave hostile. Yeah. But yeah, I guess by my professor is. Oh, oh boy. Learn how to draw eighty five you've got a lot of mileage shooting and does the time go for entira Harry Potter audiobooks, clean up the so much cleanup to do. So that's the time I- brass ru all the Harry Potter saga. Golden compass at all the good pay novel. I go through autumn. So I got. Education by any mation. Learning all about all about story about innovation all the drying just like to jump in. Yeah. I don't not now, I know badger. So what you come pay me to do any of that. Yeah. Bang today. I don't know how you do your thesis. I'm sure it amazes everyone watches this to seeing. Under any sadness. Good. That's how that how's that experience? You will find is the first time I got small film festivals. This time he got off industry experience to student. I me, and they give you a thing needs. So that was really fun. So we have a friend who she one student. Emmy, it ended up helping her, you know, a manager agent and different freelance opportunities the same happened for you know. Well, unfortunately does around the time animation industry is dying because us a two thousand one. So is around the time Disney drew day just shut that oughta to the enemy Shen and every the whole thing in free deep, but is the transition thing going on yet? So that's actually during doing pretty Vati points. I will eat down timing industry. So getting the job was China. And my project is to de annoy string to D at time. I graduate. So to adapt to free DVD fast and just got job. So I can have a job after I graduate. So what was that process like realizing? Okay, I need Larry. Did you just throw yourself into it like you had with your suit films or how did you second yet? And you see how everyone have to learn free d done your feces, you can choose to trivial free. I do too because that's my passion. But I realized that no two job. So you have to be realistic. I'm pickup free diesel. I have some I'm nine that king e at the time. So he's like well, do you want to do at nation task may be internship at EA? So I might yet. Otherwise this no job. You just have to pick up whatever job so do feed the enemy Shen, his pretty simple tests doing walk psycho. Character jumped off a box just to show you the Stein, gravity. Wait. So I passed the test. I get into shape and dusk have how I start. My first job at the industry's animating a start as animator. Unimpeded intern for game company for EA EA has some have some issues with the team so bunch of the team member left to go to different companies. So they lost a huge amount of production book Foucault, they just high the interna become the regular staff. So does cut how a job yet. Remember, which games you were working? All yes. I woke on let me think rising sun medoff on us. So that's kind of stock allnight enemy Shen career pretty much for the most part. I'm always on boy Taito site people wearing heavy on lacuna each other. With the words. Yeah. Yeah. So yeah. EA is all while chew game. So it was in the beginnings count fund because I think I'm the only girl on the whole animated team. Also. And sometimes you have to act dude performance yourself to you recall. So you know, how to enemy someone holding a rifle running house someone jumped because the rifle is so happy, especially the second were will rival key law. So they would everyone need to experience. How the way how you feel to run with a heavy weapon. When is my turn. They would Lena put somebody muscling to you run a girl. I. This is because I'm tiny. I'm not like those the guy that taught a bigger. So when they run with really heavy rival, they look normal with me, I'm looking at a whim but able to hang on that weapon is heavy as I Betty to run number is it like a kid running with a giant almost back. So that you you'll run cycle. This riot enemy that doesn't look hero. For me. I just read your tame you running. Yes. It was funny time. So yeah. That was the time especially in game company Daytona really have too many girls onto production teams. I'm only curl onto production team a few years, maybe by my son year. Also, the high another girl who's also Adam Mehta that's about. So it was funny because the girls by from his always clean, a nice unquiet. And from what I heard the boy's bathroom is a mess. Here's what I was like for you because I've worked on teams with all guys. And for me, it was fine like as very respectful, we got along. Well, but I know that's not always the case in every industry. So for you. Did it feel weird being the only woman or we treated with same level or spector? Was there just things yet? Navigate good question. I feel I mean that was back fall. But at the same time, they don't manual my voice as much as other Malkani's wise, especially is a very macho Taito to a production. Is that wall game? So the guys always right? They know better than me how to do how to performs and definitely Boyce trait the team. And sometimes they do folk I'm a girl that will try to rough me out beat me up a girl and how you know, boys. So as kind of like, hey, how you doing today that kind of thing sometimes guys they do city with each? That tossed trash on on the the they don't do that to me. But after a while, they just forget, they just shoot me and do so there would do that toss that trash at my head is. Kind of thing. So it's like on the one hand. It's like I've been accepted into dude culture had I trust them. I'm not angel. Just toss it back is all you're talking. I'm thinking. HEB like you're not a big brother to assist after a while. They just just wasn't up to gang wasn't a thing of where they just not focused on hiring women like were they not reaching out to women or I think I think at the time probably just not as much girl doing enemy not as much as today. I think potty also you've is a girl king on as animated attended also different type of show a different type of Taito for wargames. Those definite boys titles. So they tend to more oriented to Haya and probably girls, I less attractive to walk on say a macho walk games tied hall. So that probably different factor. Two fokker. Yeah. I've often wondered about that. If it's because I know it's I know it's not just women just are interested because there are women that are interested. But also recognize that there just might not be as many conversely with two there might not be. Many men interested in certain things either. Right. So I just wonder like how much of it is interest. How much of it is society? Tell you you shouldn't be interested. And then just how much is it. Just not reaching out to everyone saying, hey, if you want to work on this higher you. Yeah. I think he's probably a live of fat. I I won't even dining emission school. The population of melon female is also a live mall mouse student than females. I think he's just also time does a live at mall guys, animation dying girls. But now, it's almost batons is pretty equal and certain job type that you have all girls boy. But I think it's just that time is for transition is dumb wall girls coming in. But still not quite as much as what we have now. Okay. Yeah. Interesting. So then how did you transition from working at EA your own World War Two games? Throwing trash with the best of them carrying rifle. To working at island and smother places. Oh, so I've EA dot we the ugly class action lawsuit abuse, I'm praying and they everybody so that moved to tiny cutter and of everything they have commercial of sit game snowman, hey, do games and some TV at -cation game stuff. So during tiny cut, I got to CHAI mall riot he off different jobs besides animation. I start doing storyboards also previous. So that's the time. I discovered I enjoy story on previous not that's also the time. When reason I switch slowly switched to story. I'll story development is I start seeing studio out sauce free, the animated oversea. So they will make in house. People train the oversee studio to do enemy Shen and Cassidy see that will be Chan once the office studio is of running that going to slowly reduce the. Mation production in house focus more on pre production. So my icing happen. I switch Ghia two story development because star you comedy ship oversee you have to develop the store in house. So that's my I to doing full previous under story on antennae cut a close down animation. And because of outsourcing also everything oversee because it's cheaper. They decide to shut down the branch. No coney. And does my is. Okay. I'm going to completion which to previous over so previous were you doing Anna Matic's after-effects fifty? So it'll be any Matic, but free. So that's what I doing at Lucas free story. So pretty much free the Unimat free delay out. Okay. Yeah. Very good. So how did you get the job at Lucas like how what was that process? Like permit us a pri-. I'll pry I get eating. And this is the interesting thing about social media. Also the time. Discover the benefit of social media so around the I want to say maybe two Don time before that people's that broking start getting popular. So for while I've been just bogging fun put out up exchange at in, you know, covered. I how do instant Granville you post your comment and his online when I get into my Lucas by first interview, I still remember is this to Iraq. I totally fall episode director after take into me and the first group of direct to come and one of the guy that oh, hey, Lena. All I know you already I'm not going. Yeah. Iand? Until you. Is that because I'm bad with names? I'm really horrible with names not that. I don't want remember people. But sometimes I can folk out people's even I know them for tiny as so I maybe I note this person. But somehow I forgot I have you back. Oh to be. Oh, no. You nothing me. But before she went abroad for years. So I really like what you're here. Good to know. And he told you the guy is she's good. I broth. So we just chat he'd they looked at my demo. Reel casualty cheat chat and a second group off people. Come and, oh, let me should give you studio to me that a lot of people. I met the studio to a never mind impose them, everyone seems to know me, and we remember h had a username because you don't know the person's reunion. And I you mean t I scream monster because that's my Braga username. Yeah. Oh, look. I'm sorry. Brab labra. So this one happened. My new officemate, you might you become a new office. We happening for Asia on brow. So. Yeah. Ice cream list. I'm here. I got the job because of Brock ING. It's day recognize my work. On the pro. Kind of work where you putting up. There was a your own sketching just my own sex sketches at the time. I don't I haven't been do too much gathering stuff. Not as much as I was doing I stopped doing it. But not too much so mostly just casual. Sketchbook style. Silly Dedi doodo drawing you have just regular everyday drawing, which is finally an ends NS ivine feud at home because me apparently before each blah for a long time, except we never met in person. So when you may you become Coa now, we can be real. Yeah. That's a good Sheila go. Yes. No song. I never think about because the now people much more aware of social media marketing beginning of it. I didn't expect I just dropped because it's fun savior blogger to. It's just this is fun. Let me just share my ballots. Yeah. People like it. That's great. If not. Yeah. And none of them stop folio quality drawing, some nutritious doodo affected. Oh, but it's fun. So I I make friends vide- studio because a parent other people we fought each other's work for a long time, you know, use Hoff, I'm to meet you. Cool. So what was it like working on clone wars because that's a lot of? Yeah. No. That was really fun. I think the past job. I have that definitely say the team is awesome. Even I'm stood only girls on the story team, but much more respectful. They don't treat me like just another broke actually respect mice base. And they don't abuse employees. You have life and like booking for games company officials tend to travel alad, I press. Megan you actually, just saw most of the time saw night to six and you don't really what we can granny. Okay. Shen a couple of weeks of OT. But that's about it. So this really good get to Skywalker ranch the ranch. So that was fun. And then I remember my coworker said don't get attached to any cow. You see outside. King just. Don't make friends tomorrow cow end up on your lunch play. A mind car from. Don't get. Let me and they say this because that's happened to them and say. Well, you just eat. So you Star Wars fan before you got on that team. I'm not I like style I'm a fan, but it was fun. And that's people makes group to ask supply fan. They remember they know the whole universe Dowa Wikipedia and people just night owl. Then not crazy fan. So you guard the host spectrum people, but it is fun. Yeah. They make the woke around ridi friendy that really comfortable and Friday for people who have families and people who have a healthy lifestyle. So a lot. That's good to hear. Yeah. And wondering to just working on that kind of legacy brand. Was there any kind of nervous going into I'm working on the Star Wars property. I have to make sure this is good. I don't know. All the names of all Lookie. What do I do? Is there any of that? Or was it just you know, it's going to be here. Yeah. Pretty much. They don't give you that count pressure of how much you just do pass and the team was pretty supportive if. Does anything you don't know? That's always the SuperNet. They will know down to some random dry model. Number is, how do they remember that? I don't even think Jordan. Because was that read them draw the one this background for five minutes? According to some us even know what five second unit. Yeah. Yeah. We definitely have those supervise. So sometimes you've got a screws. What what is this model is just aweso he excited which file wish though off what have a Rico's machines. Oh, okay. That would. Yeah. That's always different sl. Co -pedia style was coping mocking good deal ever freed of fueling pressure from those super fans that are going to watch it and be like this isn't cannon. This isn't just doesn't fit exactly into the Star Wars. Mythos? I think usually the direct. Steve does an trashy those would be lying on the director on Josh not not so much on the team. Yeah. And we just have fun, and they actually give you a little bit off a creative freedom. So you've say fight is just make get awesome. You can do whatever you wanted us kind of fun is that you can sign you up safe. I definitely different Carib after owns dials on once, you know, the style you can just be sorry, the whole curry Agassi, and they have let you decide how yourself to scene they give you the main instructions that you have to heat certain story point. But in between that the allow you have some creativity and some funds. So that's pretty cool. Yeah. Where you on the show for the entire run of the show or unit are season. I style with see some three shoes the last season that he's era and after that is Disney acquired cuss. So after soon after I just left a studio because my own odd stopped to. Pick up. So to us the end I have to div because I combatants my personal work at studio job anymore. So I decided to give my own oak a chance, but is a good move because the studio really supportive as do. Remember it got to the point. I have to really seriously things at flaws the at work because I've worked so late at night. My own thing do all the commission. So I can feel my performance at work is sliding down. So one day. I just go up to a director's office and looking at my dive, Stu something to tell you that he looked at me Iago to tell me leaving still you. Know, I know that will have his sooner or later. How long do you want to China's as well as I don't know if he lands befall so public give myself yet see high like it. I I don't like it year. I can go and find a food time job again. You might like it. I was see how it would take me. He said, we would leave the door open for you. If you ever need a job come back. Okay. Okay. This coveting. What kind of stuff where you doing on your own at the time? Well time I'm just doing. I start getting a lot of Gerry imitation. So I do a lot of gathering at night. And I start getting some shootings picture book offer and making books take times. And I get a couple at a time. So I if I have to do all those books. That's no way. I can have a fulltime job. The thing is it doesn't pay. Well, even with all the side gate, it meaty pay peanuts. But a time I thought processes just having read them people want me to do my at my own style. I have enough recruits is not common Israel. So even the money is not there. I forget if I want to explore the Potanin show, how this would take me a have to dedicate fulltime in it. Not of fall this independent. Ask thing to eventually become a real thing as she have financial reward. So I figure. He'd all. I kinda Bove. So I decided to give it a try talk to my family. So it'd be okay, if I wouldn't have income for wideness it will giving try a year is not too bad. Is it doesn't look out your go back real job Lia is not to you didn't leave industry. Tune on people to take you get you a job. Okay. So try and while the first couple of months was exciting because you said they got to go to work. I commend my peachy look from who. So in the beginning. The first two free months is the honeymoon. This free month's data own way. How my going to pay? In my food. And panics to his okay, I have to strategize on this thing. So. Yeah. And then I got a that. I got like he a app company content me to at that. Right. The whole so that pay. Okay. So that's the first year and under second year, I stopped trying different saying and try different comment shin. Having two different gadarene tried to talk to friends who have been doing independent for a while. And see what works what does for them? So learn from everyone's advice and feedback. Try defending myself. I discover even stuffed up work for other people it doesn't necessarily but for me. So you entry I an arrow I tried to do on the been toys. Ing discovery toys novel me, I make a Cup of toy is fun. But I don't like making toy enough to make that the Korea. I try commensurate some people they do a lot of current in your dude, go to different state different and soup assess full doing Khan. I try to all maybe I can try to and I tried out outfall the first three months of the year to do on the con- CTN road, treat emerald city. New York mocha is all in the shop time. And discover oh my gosh. News that other people I'm the dying. I literally diet. Not my Cup of tea is a con is. Okay, but bed Tabet con is not my style is I cannot alive physical days my body. Just don't even like it. So an anti Gadara fall while it was really fun. But I also discover high don't thing I'm into fine off gallery type of curry ah because to be successful finite. Gary you need to come up with a series of painting, the share the same fem-, and he has to be a variation of the same fem-. If I do one of those is interesting, but you'd have to repeat the do. Does it drive me bananas? Oh, that's not my Cup of tea. So awhile Eddie NS only go budget, you story because the reason I may shin is really story touting. So I'm not discover shoots publishing is my is what I'm passionate about because this is storytelling. And I like to tell story. I cannot do repetitive. Outfall ovarian out phone is just not something. I enjoy but coming up with story or what can with other people? Dear up story. That's what make me excited. So slowly, I just redirect the whole direction to publishing so that's kind of the host. Yeah, I'm wondering. So when you were at I Alam, and you were doing your independent are was that people were finding you online or were you going to conventions and going to events in going to galleries and talking to people. And then letting people know this is what I do. You should hire me to do these things. Now at the time I want I just do Kennedy show. I didn't even con I quit my jobs. I determined. I do all those I don't even pan that will become a curry ah is more a get away from my data because my day job is all computer is fun. But at the end of the day, I'm just so tired during monetize. I don't even want to watch TV. My I just guess otas. And I miss drawings. I just draw fun. So it pretty much. I do it because it's relaxing for me to decompress Dan off the workday. And also I do a Cup off gallery, and your friend. What you today show? Oh, an some Gary you might attest to your friends. Saw your what they like get that you might you too. So is slowly just one after the other and get to the point the Garo with content me all we have to show you when you be interested. I'm sure I would do it. Because that would keep me something to draw a night and as getting tons of dolls people see stuff at Gatti's. Hey, I saw your stuff at a Gary we've got this project interest. We come on that style. I'm not sure I would do if sun, but at the time nothing king about any business. But then you just guess more and more of those. I've yet I may be as a business potential than I can turn into something else. Okay. So when you ended your stood I love decided. All right. This is where I'm going. Did you have business plan? Did you start like LLC? Or was it just? Yeah. I'm yeah. I'm just doing it. I don't have I talked to people about a CPA. But they especially for me at a time. I don't have enough project to have arrow see at our staffing. You have to pay for a fee to an end, my accountant is that while you don't mean happening noth- what you can just be independent autism. Just take it as a independent females. And she the first three E S. I was making a Betty bricky fun. So I didn't have any profit at all. So in terms of accounting, tax wise. I don't any need to pay tax because I complete break even and just try to self discover what type of her year, I want to do try different things. And I never freelance before I quit the job because I cannot not a citizen. Also, I cannot feed is the goaty is not allow so that's why all this year. Although I just do it for fun thing about this. I come to take the money, anyhow any money beating much under the table. Few hundred of comedy make getting a career. Thing. So I stopped able to do those covet learn from scratch and make a lot of mistake from skirt. Has desk comfor- story if you're willing able what were some of the things you learn where you went now just in terms of not interested doing conventions or do like children's book for just some things. You learn where you went. Oh, I'm not doing that anymore. Not a good idea or I will do this. This is a good idea. I wanna say anything, I was absolutely not do anything. I try all those different job night, different art creation. But I wouldn't say I wouldn't do anything of any because I do like all kinds of stuff I like gathering. I caution I like talk. But it's just I don't like enough to make that say twenty signed a full-time for me. But I I will keep the option open because in my head. I'm to maybe one day, I make my own story book. And maybe if I want to promote the book, I can make new to pressure of Carolina book than those toy designed expe-. Agreeance can coming handy, but it's not going to be a massive twice. Production may be just make the Cup off those toys to promote the boat down the road. So I think all those skews it will help down the row, but it's just I wanted to focus impoverishing not doing the stuff because I think if you want to be a media really successful twenty Saina you have to dedicate most of your energy in doing toy design, not that you can do other stuff, but majority of the energy has to inti-. So for me, I discover I like story the mole. So I want to put majority off my energy in story. And I do the other stuff, but those will be more just a debate here and there during break time just to keep the creative juices going. It's good to do slightly different thing from time to time just to get some stimulation on this stuff just trap to doing this one thing. Yeah. So I still appreciate all those trout at era. Experience is not something I want to fly. Focused doing, but I feel it could come in handy. Eight down the road, you never know. Okay. So you mentioned contin you're kind of cutting back on the, but I did see you about a week ago at Sandia com. Con. So I was just wondering about that. So is that one you're going to continue to keep doing? Yeah. I keep doing Sunday go, but I would definitely cut down to to just to table at his Addy. I tried to both ten by time feet. John almost booth and discover is not what I liked to do a discomfort since I don't make Mushin guys that might product is just original painting at trained. I don't make toys. I don't make sure I don't make people sometimes of cool stationary from ks and stuff. I'd I don't make any off those items to make sure untold back. So I feel I was not the most efficient place to just sell out on print because it can do e- city at a table. But then I say. If someone have more right off Moshe, most will be great. But for me, I discussed it's not a good setup for what I two says. I don't make much and is right. I did like you're a lot because I'm always trying to find ideas when I'm looking at people's booze, and yours was you had artwork on all the walls. I think it was a walk in and it was kind of like a little gallery. You know, that was really cool. There was even a place to sit down. And so I've been thinking about doing the walk in booth. Is that something you recommend? I listen depend how you sign up. I was still put table of front that people can just go straight to the table without going in. Because as I thought the whole hundred percent while in booze is awesome. But a lot of people they don't know you can being eight just stop at the act or they're phrased FA to they are not sure that allow and then I discovered on the first days. Hey, how can win by anything? Because all my prints are inside. Side and hesitate to go look and as a small table out with depre- just openly displayed I get people just by the prince. I think that's just some people that just too shy to go in. And they know I'm not going to buy anything hanging on the wall. I just want shooting to small item. So they don't feel comfortable go into the stall kind of thing to just pick up a small item. But then if the small items of product feel as Shire, by know, I want this pay they go they don't feel. They have to go in social is if you before they get something, right? Yeah. Found that with my two if I just put stuff directly out on the table guts stuff that's going to sell. You don't have some prints that are box. Yeah. Let's like another barrier. Yeah. But I did think your booth was just beautiful archea saga. Thank you. And speaking about your artwork, you were saying a little how you were getting tired of looking at a screen all day or whatever. And so you would draw traditionally just for fun. So I see that you your artwork. It's a lot of watercolor. I see working charcoal pen what are the advantages of using traditional methods rather than digital I traditional because it is mall. You can touch it. But in terms of Wata, I do still prefer traditional while kinda digital. I tried to fund at I stupid at no digital ad can't mic traditional what kinda the same way. And I think it's just a this chime to traditional media, but I guess also count the nature of the project if the some project, it makes sense to digitally, depend on around and also the style. Gal because digital has that really shot graphic style wishes beautiful in a different light. So I work on my project. Most of the time I prefer up because especially with chewed each moment fussy gift that just by nature if that we d- comforting few for kids book, but mine, I'm producing the graphic novel. I'm looking right now is should combine to timing. I actually do lay out digitally at I'm going to ink it digitally inking in this is that I would clean up the my layout digitally on I'm going to print out under traditional cutter just to speed up the process, otherwise it will take for two hundred fifty page book hundred percent tradition that may add to redraw own lay out before campaign that look take two on. So I depend on the project they with the graphic novel. I'm going to mix the two technique just to speed up the process, but still maintain that traditional look without. Doing the whole thing from scratch and speaking some of your written works. I know sometimes you do work with other writers is that more challenging to work with another writer or different. I'll menu with another writer as you never get to talk to eight hat. Yeah. It you talk to opt Iraq tub because is a good thing is a good thing. Because there's a couple of books. I've look with a right hut directly and not saying all right at the same. But often a lot of writers they are mall language person than to show. So they tried to communicate. What they I thinking we showed he they tend to not be very unclear on. They think that's what they want. But I'm going to see is complete. Not what imagining so not for the couple projects that I want directly with a right high end up the process is more complicated. Because they think what they write is. Exactly what the image is. But actually, it's not because the way to bring what you say. The we show language doesn't what the same. So it become a trick on China Jing communication process. A lot of the time of publishing house. The right how talk to at Directa and art director translate the right to stop process. I keep the idea to the atis, and how odd his okay, this is kind of that idea. And now you interpret it in your own way. So is a loss move. Because that way, it doesn't the right Hon. Somebody give you what Detroit Amine. They said. This is what I want and they direct kind of as middle person. So if they get anyone get his off, you got someone amid all just move thing out there mediated. Yeah. It is a mediator. Otherwise, you just get a straight with what I mean. Is that what you mean that you've I translate this into this vision is exactly this. But they don't stay that way. I have a book the right Hus is will give me is there's a champagne two stories, I draw sharp as I know. That's not why on the shepherd through in it. I'm I don't get all you mean. Because this is how I see. And he sent me a clip of Jesus. Oh, you mean like a good shepper not just like Asia for it? Okay. So. And then I'm gonna put okay because so many feet story or stories story happening as sure as Chinese story. Yes. Cheese. This so engine because they have different seizing differently. And then. Okay. Okay. Put your clip is confusing. But at least I get what they are trying to say. And I see that. I'm okay, I don't think he really want Jesus because there's no g it's up yet. Because star is a Chinese fables stories. But I think I get what he wants. And I will try to begin to put that on give it is is only thing that she says, but but because they think differently they think in Niagara. So sometimes they don't know how to translate to wish. Oh, that's smart. That actually reminds me one of my friends gotta dig what you did where when she's talking to someone about what they want. She'll take a lot of different examples from adventurous than clip are just bring a bunch of samples and say, okay is this what you're a magic. Because this is what I'm getting from. What you're right. And then when they see they can go. Oh, yes, sir. No. Thinks it goes great. Let's plan. The so because otherwise it's like what you said if based on what you wrote it's this. We can't read your mind, you need the eating us into what you're thinking. Yeah. So yeah. So most houses, they don't let autism autho top nature because otherwise, it'd be really complicated comedy. So you she'd at director what tried to get the fee off. What also on an just out this is death thinking, but few free to imagine and create most of the time they end up a happy to see artists wishing off the story because is is covered it because that strong unite wage, but not necessarily strong bisciotti. So with the Bischel imagination tend to be limited. But the autism has much stronger we show imagination. So when they see the at his own my gosh, this is even better how imagined because the autism tend to. Able to ask thing is impressed by in the story, but not sing out loud. And then time to be the stuff that sometimes certain things just you express with birds is better to express we showed it under artists can capture that. And I'm like, oh my gosh. This is exciting. I think is not something I can say out loud. But you show it. We should he does. Awesome. So you should attend to a lot that. Okay. And that concludes part one of our interview with Lena Chow special thanks to Alina for being a wonderful guest and make sure to tune in next time for part two. 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How to Survive Holiday Travel With the Kids

Travelogue

45:43 min | 1 year ago

How to Survive Holiday Travel With the Kids

"Four. Traffic. Digital director. And I haven't really really great cast here today cast, so professional. To my left. We have smashed the Brown. Lot of you. I'm sure if you're travelers and travel fiends know her she's a travel expert and host of PBS's places to love entering its second season right now, she's also mom to five year old twins, which is amazing. How did you do that? I want to figure out the twin trick Ellis and Lisbeth, and we have Gena Lee from Priceline. She was also used to be the product director for Conde nast traveler, I miss you, Gina Missy to genus now senior director of product at Priceline and mom to Sebastian who's four and little Colette. Who is five months? Yeah. I got you just went back to work. Right. Yep. Couple of weeks ago. Okay. How you feeling pretty good? Pretty good. Not bad. People are very nice your first few weeks back, which is you know, helping grateful for those. Yeah. Good. And then on the phone in LA. We have Bryan summers. Who is the senior aviation business editor for Skift and another former traveler writer sorry. We miss you too, Brian. And he is dad to Taylor whose nineteen months old high. Our pump to have you. We needed a dad voice. There's a lot of ladies in this studio right now. And then joining us from traveler offices, Alex postman you hear her. I'm sure many times on our podcast. She's our features director for the magazine. So thank you for coming. And you have the the teen trio knows been knows twelve going on twenty but three kids. My oldest is Sam nineteen. They've another son Charlie's seventeen and then my daughters. Well, so yes, I have been there, you know, breastfeeding on planes, and now I have kids who are just too early to travel with me, I can speak to all of it. I really hope my daughter isn't does feel she'll hit that at two. She's eighteen months and Sherry has opinions on everything. I don't know. This Sebastian act that way when he was eighteen months to that. He loves traveling. Actually, he he thinks it's like he's writing a giant toy every time we go on a train or plane or car ride. I mean, he's a city kid. So he's just excited to to get out transportation. Airports are cool to we took Haley through her first airport at seven months and all the screens which is normally not allowed to sit in front of at seven months juges like oh my God. And the big big is looking everywhere and all the people, you know, it's a stampede of people. So it's lots of good stimuli. Good stimuli. Right. So we are here today as you can tell we all have kids, and we're here to talk about surviving family travel during the holidays they are coming up. Don't forget thanksgiving is next week. We have Christmas Hanukkah and such coming up soon to and a lot of people a lots of people are going to be on the roads. And in the air and on trains in the coming months traveler, just published a story in the last week saying that basically holiday traffic will be up. It'll be it's worse since two thousand five weren't one. Sorry. There's going to be fifty point nine million Americans on the road in the coming months according to AAA and that's intimidating right? Who wants to go out in the fray, like why do we what do we do? It. Do it. Why don't we do? We just order Chinese. Right. That's what we do. See she has teenager. She knows we go through the whole thing. And all of the people with children seem to be the ones traveling to the people without children. I don't know how that happened. That's so true. You know, we go to our parents, and then we regress back to our childhood days while we have children, and there's just so many motions flying around. It's so much fun. I can't wait. So Sam where are you headed every year, we go back to where I grew up in which is New Hampshire New Hampshire seacoast, gorgeous place, right on the main borders. Well, so I love it. I love going home. I love sleeping in twin bids. And and having you know, the bureaus are still filled with everyone else's stuff. No empty bureaus. I always tell people when you're hosting people clean out one of the drawers at least two of the drawers for the guests coming to get your kids college stuff. They're not coming back just remove it. So we always stays what's nice as we drive. Okay. I will never get on a plane during the holiday now how come absolutely void. It just it's it's amateur day. I don't mean to say that in a condescending way, but it's hard, and you have people who literally travel once the same people that only go out to restaurants on mother's day. That's the only time compared and so it's just like no one knows how to go through security. No one, you know, we've all been there. And so I just avoid that at all costs. I will never get on a plane on thanksgiving any tips on when to depart if you're driving I wake up at four AM wake up before him on Wednesday. Get the kids in the car by five AM, and then no traffic, and I look forward to that. It's like you get a Cup of coffee, and then it's just it's easy breezy. So I do day of is also a good day to travel. So we do two things giving 's in one day. All north jersey Central Jersey where we're both from alternate year talked about that. But it just ends up in like conflict. So were like, okay, we're just going to do both. And it's it's it's actually kind of peaceful going on the road middle of the day thanksgiving. Yes. That flying that day really aren't gonna fly for the holidays you fly on Thanksgiving Day. Right. We have a colleague of ours who elite Marcus who is your couple years ago who always always flew on the holidays because she felt airports are empty, and there was a certain camaraderie of traveling with people who were there kind of at the last minute. Whether they're a little desperate to get home. Or they have certain circumstances. They couldn't get out of work, whatever. So you're all kind of in it together. And she really loved that. She said everyone treated each other a little bit better on that day. You know, the flight attendants were lovely all they're always lovely. But you know, almost you're going to give a gift to a string of that day. Right. I have heard that thanksgiving morning is much worse than it used to be right? This used to be this great idea. People had there weren't them any folks traveling, and then lots of folks, maybe they wanted to chase the good deals and so thanksgiving morning probably better than Wednesday. Definitely better the Wednesday, but like not perfect anymore. Too bad. It's our fault in the travel industry. We started. That. And then everyone, you know, took our advice. And now, we're the problem. So we have to start giving good advice like that. And then Friday's a terrible travel data. There's no good day. Brian do you fly for the holidays? Well, so it's about a week from thanksgiving right now. I know that we're going somewhere next week. I just don't know exactly where I know that the three of us we're going to go on vacation, not really a holiday guy probably going to go to Hawaii. We might go to Mexico. I love that thrill of the last minute deal. So it's it's just very exciting. For me. The problem is now that I become a parrot right back in the day. My wife, and I could go and we could sit separately on the airplane. And it was no big deal. The hardest part now is not the fares of the hotels. Those are pretty easy to get for thanksgiving. It's finding these three seats together something that I never realized that I had to worry about before. So that's a little bit scary. But I am gonna figure it out some way. Somehow, do you have any tips on that? Would you start with seat guru or something like that? Travelocity or Orbitz attend to buy a vacation packages because those are actually a pretty good deal. You wouldn't think it, but they are. And usually they'll give you a preview of the seat back. So you can see it. Also, my life gets a little bit more complicated because we have a kid who's under two, and we always at least for now we use a car seat and people probably don't think about this. But the car seats have to go in the window seat. That's what airlines require for safety reasons for -mergency vacuous in reasons. So maybe I could live with two seats together. One of them must be the window. And then one of the must be the middle next to it. So there's all these different permutations. The good news is I live and breathe and sleep airplanes. So I'm constantly thinking about it. It's kind of an obsession, it's probably not healthy. But what I do. Does your daughter like to fly? She loves the fly, you know, not to be biased here. But I think that she loves me. She knows that. This is my business. I have all these airplane models at home. We have all these airplane books social come up to me and should be like daddy pictures airplanes. And it's what she talks about. And we go to airport early, and we look at the airplanes, and yeah, it's it's been a lot of fun to share that with her. I don't know if she'll grow out of it. But right now, it's really cool. Let's lovely, and that's kind of a nice point to right. If you show that you're excited about something your kids. Hopefully, we'll cotton onto that. Okay. How early for you guys is early to the airport with kids. I think these you wanna give yourself enough time when I've seen lately is a lot of airports. Now have a little playgrounds. I don't know if you know last week better airports nicer. I've seen them in Korea. But I've also seen them in California. I was just in Palm Springs. I saw a really pretty little playground outside the gates. So I feel like it's good to get there a little early. Let them burn off some energy before before you get on. And let them go to the airport in their pajamas. Know just like can just grab them and put them in the car, the car service, whatever and don't have to worry about changing and get off quickly. Do you pack. My we've another colleague who. So she always packs emergency author for herself and her kid on a plane. More than one. Yes. Yeah. Right. Very smart. I think you know, all the advice about traveling with children are here towards make sure they have enough to eat make sure that they're entertained make sure that they have a change of clothes. And what we forget is that we need to eat. Right. We need to have a change of clothes, and and so mom and dad's often always forget about themselves, and then you're covered in something starving, and you don't wanna eat euros dry ziplock bag. So that's something that I think parents should know going forward is make sure that your you're fit and that you're really taking care of. And if you have younger children, as you know, when you're potty training, and you're putting them on that toilet, you are on the floor of whatever public restroom. There is your genes. Get disgusting. And right, when I was, you know, without children, I used to be able to wear the same pair of jeans three times before I had now at, you know, close really just a diaper and a basically a broom closet. You gonna happen? Disposable clothes. I love it. And we do have those we have the African it's called. I wish I could give the company shout out. But it's an a little emergency e in a sealed pouch, and you break it out literally. Poops version. Which we've had to do. Okay. So other tips to if you could get three seats together, or you know, a whole I'll a row where do you try to sit? I mean, the bulkhead, of course, I mean with kids when they're little and you're in the air, then they can sort of get down in us like a little play pen. But that's you know, that's pretty. Yeah. The thing with the bulkhead that we've found it. And I'm kind of anti-bolkestein now is that you can't put bags under the seats diaper bag, right with Cheerios, etc. Everything we end up pulling eighteen things of the bag sticking in our pockets in on the side of the chair because if you can't have it there for takeoff landing, which is exactly when you need it when you need to give the baby a bottle or something you're you're just mad, you know. But you're right. That's the only road with good room. It also avoid the dreaded seat kicking. Which is almost as bad for the parent of the child is for the person is being kicked just mortified and you can't make it up. Do any of you have seekers kickers? We did. And with twins was easy because we would put the seat kicker. We would get two rose back to back. Okay. So we would put the girl who didn't hit the front and the back and he could kick away and she didn't care because she just she was on. She was watching TV for the first time. So she was fine. So we had our we had our Technic there. Did you ever bring? I know some people bring gifts for the. Those seats around them little like booze bottles or bags of candy, or earplugs. Have you ever done that you've done? I've brought like a Starbucks. You know? Yes. So they could get a nice Cup of coffee because it was a Red Eye. We were troubling Red Eye with twins back home. And I thought this is going to be terrible. And we had I had four of them. And I put them all around and just gave him out. Just so, you know, this you're probably not gonna get any sleep. Here's a nice Cup of coffee at the end of your wish I traveled next year. Wonderful people and they loved it. And they really appreciate it in my kids were darling. So it was fine. So, but yeah, so I've had that have you done that? I haven't done that. But I I really commend you for. Scared about the Red Eye. What are some of the unique challenges of traveling with twins like do you travel? So low with twins that often. No, no, not yet. Not at all. So yeah, it's just there's too and just like Brian was saying there's car seats and their two car seats and one thing that my husband, and I did was we broke up the pre board. So he would use the pre board to load in the car seats secure the overhead bin space, and I would wait until the very last zone was called the very last person went onto that jetway. Meanwhile, I'm blowing bubbles where hitting a balloon. I'm wearing them out. So that we walk on the plane get them in their car seats, and now the plane takes off, and I always tell people, you know, with the pre board, especially with younger children you are walking onto the plane on that pre board at the most stressful part of the entire trip. Everyone stressed out and little children can feel that stress. They take it in. And then they let it out. So if you can remove a young child from that. Whole situation and just let them play. And also it you don't you're you're going to sit down now for forty five minutes more than the play the flight. And then if you're delete, it's even more. So it's just how we divided and conquered the the pre board which everyone loves because you can get on the flight, but it really has some negatives to it that that I think with young now now with my children like board, you don't get it anymore. But we're like if we can get on the first plane, we do first time. But now that's a good point with toddlers right Utah. You don't wanna toddler they can't run up and down the aisles when people are boring, they're stuck and they're going to be cranky, the ten minutes, and I like that idea. Now, we talk about car seats a little bit. I just did an interview with a company called wavy that stands for way better way beyond. And they're touting a carseat that is seven pounds seven to eight pounds made of mesh and aluminum. It's forward facing and you're meant to be using on planes on trains in an Uber. It's superlight and it comes in a little carry on sack. Limit can't come fast. I love it. That's a great idea. It's clever super clever, and they were saying that the technology for carseats hasn't changed in thirty years. Right. We're still using the same kind of bulky. I don't know. I can I carry two carseats at once. I can't. Down in I plan Raya. Now, it's not not not fun at all. Of course. Let's remember that we're pretty much the only people the world that are actually using carseats on planes. Right people think, oh, why would I need that hears about safe? Dollars doesn't make any sense. Yeah. We'll be a Brian. You're you're an advocate for this key make the case for why you should always use a car seat on an airplane. Well, there's lots of reasons, but I think that the most important one is pretty simple, you're going at five hundred miles an hour, the sky couple hundred miles an hour on the ground. You know, you go to the corner store. You drive two minutes at seven miles an hour in your car. You would never not use a car seat. So this idea that we're on these planes, and we're not using the carseat, and we could hit turbulence, and we're we're we're just not strapping our kids in it. It doesn't make any sense to anyone. Thank me. What's the gear? You just bought some cool new gear for the plane. Yes. We haven't used yet. It's called the cares hardest because as much as I talk about how great the carseat is the problem is the kids don't like being in the car seats. So we have this idea that there's something called the cars hair harness. And it's approved by the FAA. It's like a five point seatbelt for little kids so cost us about seventy five bucks. Bought it on Amazon apparently for kids between twenty two and forty four pounds supposed to be Justice eighth as a car seat, and it should give our daughter a little bit more room to roam on the airplane. Right. Because once you have the car seat. She can't really move around. She's in the car seat the whole flight, she hates it. I don't know how the cares Horace will work. But I think it's gonna be interesting to find out. I have two of them you do and use them a lot. I like the product a lot and makes things very easy. I will say Brian that when our children were two and three the car seats for them. It was something. More secure. And so when they were strapped in it's kind of like putting puppies in cages, it becomes their world, and they slept when we use the cares harness. When they were three they squirmed they had too much room. Now, they have too much freedom. Now, they think they can get down. Now, they think they, but for some reason the car seek them more security, and I'm not gonna lie I could lean on it and fall asleep. So but all children are different. And and our son was much better in the car seat in our daughter can do anything she was fine with the cares harness. So it's definitely a child thing. But for the IMP and listen, they're they're such a pain to haul through the airport and stuff. But then when you get to the other side of where you're traveling to you've got a car seat that you trust, you know, into the vehicle that you're renting. But so that was just the the issue that we had with the cares harness. But we absolutely use them now. And we love them a Greek Reed idea. Now, I do I call my my daughter's stroller Dunai, it's her happy place. She actually will try to climb into it in our -partment. It's just she spends a lot of time in it. It's it's our travel stroller. That was actually a gift from the office for my baby shower, but it's fantastic. It's this infant carseat slash stroller. Just collapses into itself. So you can bring it on planes. I can just we'll it outside collapse. It and put it into an Uber myself. I'm small I mean, if you've seen me out there on like the size of a point. Part on a high school basketball team. I can't do a lot of this myself. And she's about to outgrow it. She's like just shut her feet are dangling head isn't over it yet. But I'm just reading that day because then we're lugging strollers and car seats, and well, but it sounds like you guys have found the gear solution though. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Okay. What's the gear? You always always pack when you're flying kind of no matter when all ages to whether it's games or strollers, or whatever. We have the fly. Ty, we've talked about this. But it's this like inflatable autumn that you can fit between your seat and the seat in front of you. And then it becomes. I mean, it's it's not for people that are putting their kids in car seats. But if you're letting them be a little more free than the creates this kind of level like a bed almost with the seat. So it's it's nice for long long flights, especially how small does that pack up. It's inflatable. So it's pretty small, and then, but the one thing you have to remember to bring the the foot pump for I did we did go to Hawaii, and I forgot like one part of the foot pump. And I was like man, and I call them, and they'll you can try to blow it up yourself. And I'm like, I'm not going to do that. Okay. Alex. What do you know over? I mean, my strategy with older kids is to not have to be responsible for bringing stuff for them. I guess you sort of out on training wheels. As they as they get older. And I used to make a list for them. Let's say, you know, NFL mentoring school aged middle school age where so it would be a packing list of you know, to pants four shirts. Two buttoned-down shirts, boys. You know, what that means? It means we're going to nice restaurant. You know, and and sometimes I felt like well, let them just figure it out themselves. But when I did try that like two of them showed up with no bathing suit. And so I felt like the more. I could give them a template for what they should pack the quicker that they they learned it as they got older when they were little I would send combine our stuff into like two bags, but once they're able to carry their own suitcase or roller case like you want them to do that you want to lighten your own load, and you want them each responsible for their own stuff. And especially when you're gonna stay in more than placing you're switching brooms like we sometimes need to rooms as five people. So it just makes it a lot easier on have your stuff all sort of mixed together as a salad. So I feel like as early as they're able to sort of pack for themselves, usually courage them to do it. And and create them independence that way. I think I'm going to try that forced readies. Readies. Himself. And as for on the plane. You know, I just make sure, you know, everyone's got a book everyone's got your phone and your charger because when a teenager, forget their phone charger. It's like the end of the world but same strategy. You just want them to remember themselves. It's good. And then my kids eighteen months can I put her in front of a phone or an ipad Daniel tiger yet? Yes. Of course on a plane. And after Netflix start downloading stuff to your devices right game changer on prime does too. I think right. Good. Yeah. Your rule followers are household for everything that we do. Right. You saw from the car seats, and you know, one of the recommendations right now is no screens under two. And our pediatrician gave us special dispensation that airplane the. I wrote it down good doctor approve right? What's the weapon of choice than well? So we haven't tried the screens yet we probably will on our next trip. So Taylor is obsessed with this Los Angeles band called the beat buds. They're kind of a big deal. They just got signed by an agent. So you might see them in New York at some point have like twenty five songs and Taylor can listen to them nonstop over and over again, of course, it's really annoying in the car, but my wife got her these really like snazzy adult style headphones and so when she gets on the airplane. She can just listen to all these songs on repeat repeat and repeat started dances intercede at Bob's her head, and it's fantastic. I love that. Yeah. No screen time. But she's still totally engaged. Right. Great. I think that there's this idea that some things on the airplane should be a special occasion rights of some kid. They don't get the ipad at home, but they get it on the airplane in this case. She can't have the headphones at home headphones only come out on the airplane. Oh, that's true. You bring out a little treat. Whether it's a toy AM seen in a long time or a new book coloring book or crayons or something. Like that. Oh, speaking of do you not bring crowns are there things. You don't bring because we're going to go everywhere. Okay. Well, it's it gets gross. When it when it falls on the ground. I recommend have you heard of water? Well, so water there. These a little coloring books and comes at the little water-filled men, and you just be just color with water, and it's it's so much cleaner. You don't have to worry about paint or crayons, or, you know, making any messes where do you find we've got those? Yeah. Yeah. The bookstore, Amazon usual, okay? All right. Well, how much of this translates to car trips? Same rules. Same gear. Or is it a whole new game that we're playing because you're Sam you're saying? Can you refuse to fly over the holidays, not doing it? So how do we get the kids in the car at the right time and get them out the door excitement? I think all of our kids are the same in that they love travel. That's what their parents do. And they they're usually going somewhere. Great. So they love it. They're they're excited. They can't sleep the night before. So so far so good in terms of just hey, I wanna be in this car. Yeah. We have the minivan with the TV. So we definitely limit that. Because it'll be like six hours of of. I'm not sure what cat in the hat or whatever. And we try to keep it to PBS because that's you know, very good mission behind their children's programming. But yeah. With the with the road trips. One thing we did for potty breaks is in the back. I have another potty trained, obviously. Hopefully there. Dairy dream. But I would put one of those porta-pottys in the back of the minivan with all the waves reading material. And then someone jury exactly because I mean public restrooms in those roadside are just awful there's a line. So even if you like, oh, my gosh, we have to you know, we have to go the bathroom. They're still a line to get him. Then the flushing the the hand-driers are loud and for young children. It's just overwhelming. So we would. And then someone told me a tip, and was brilliant is put a disposable diaper in the toilet. They sit down at absorbs all the p roll up. The disposable diaper it. So you're not like cleaning out your and stuff. I'm like, well, that's brilliant. So I've also been pretty tempted to use it myself. But I haven't I didn't like the curious George reading material I went in. I went into use the public restroom. So there's there's all those kinds of tactics trips fun and exciting. And and does so it's it's a little more certainly more relaxing than getting on a plane because you're not in that capsule. We can always get up stretch from legs not going through security not going to Garrity. Nope. Nope. You don't have you know, the disapproving is of their young children. They're going to be you know, disrupt my flight type of glares. You don't get any shade thrown. So not to belabor the potty point. But we're going to start potty training in the next six months or so what do you do when you are on the road? And you're at those kind of dirty rest stops like what do you bring is their gear for that? There's little portable potties you can bring that you just put on top. I mean, you could just it's like a little toilet seat with the little bag, and you can just let them go into that. Okay. Yeah. My son. Never sebastian. Never like. Took doing wanted to go into those. But he's easier to have him stand. Now that I've girl I don't know what I'm gonna do. Yeah. I have helped my daughter over. Not ideal. So yeah, I think there are port like little seats that you can unfold input on top of the yucky seat. I think I've actually seen like pap- like a full toilet. Shaped paper thing that you can place on toilets like the kind that you get the airport like the wax ones that you can find even bigger yet. I think they're like full like full seats is nice. Yeah. Go back, and yeah. All the things you travel. Now, you have those police Mets that you can take off all the stickers and put him down. So when you're eating at McDonald's. You know, you're not you're your precious child isn't touching old French fries from the pri- prior person's sat down because they're dirty like. Okay. They're going to be fine. I'm just like we haven't immune system. We gotta start billion and that French fries. Did any of you have any particularly disastrous road trips where you, you know, you're like I'm never going to do that again. Oh, God every single one of them. We've done ten day road trips to through California twice of I've done road trips with them alone. That was always a challenge. And. Yeah. And it usually involves just the dirty bathrooms and the waiting for bed food. And you're like what what are we doing? We're not being able to find food where you're on the highway. You know, there's got to be a place around here, and then twenty miles later, there's still no sign the live in a goldfish diet for hours. Yeah. You check into a hotel. It's late. They won't go to bed. You're tired. You're beat. Wow. This is why why did we think this is a good idea? And then the next as great, right? Of course, they forget every. Yeah. Exactly. I forget everything. If they get sick. It's challenging me at one one trip where are like canceled because there was snow in New York's the drive up from Florida. And then my my son got strep throat on the way back then we have to find urgent care center in the middle of south. It was it was not easy. And then he got sick on the way up a couple of times. So you're done. Jury duty. Once you've done it through that. Like, you're safely at least four years. Yeah. I would say always keep ziplock bags in the car. Keep a good supply of Kleenex or for now. Yeah. A little garbage container in the back of a car because there's always trash that is better to contain when plays lots of wipes wipe millions of lives. Yeah. And then do you? We're at the point still where one of us will sit in the back with our daughter and the other one will drive at what point do you? Just let them be you move. I never did that. Overpay. I feel like I don't know. Parents. Generation. So she she will lose it though. If you're the front recently, she's just very active. She wants to be on the move constantly. So we did a a road trip up to Maine last month seven hours up on a Friday seminars back on a Sunday. It felt like twenty four each way, and she may be slept for two of those hours. But that's it and she'll watch a little bit of Daniel tiger. But then we need to read books we need to like I have to make her little toy dance for an hour. Yes. She just she'll be talking. She wants to be engaged, and it's exhausting. The makes me not want to drive for a while. Like I'd rather fly with her because at least with flying Brian. I'm sorry. But I let her wander the aisles we go up and down the aisles Ling constantly to do that. Okay. Good. I wasn't sure company. Sometimes just come back. Right. She's very social many friends. Yeah. It's so fun for them. Right. I mean, they can go in the back. They can play with plastic cups. Again, we have toddlers. I don't think you're seventeen year old is playing with plastic cups unless he's asking for whisky already or something. I think you guys realized right now or by now that I'm a little bit obsessive with all this stuff. And I'm proud of it. We actually go out of our way to fly on wide-body airplanes. Would you can do a lot of and LA to most of the major cities into Hawaii so Taylor and I will always take laps around the airplane. And you know, you're never there's never a cart in the aisle. So you can't go to the bathroom. Always. Oh, all the way around. It's kind of cool. That's a great suggestion. So the why would bathrooms are bigger changing tables are bigger whom I got the changing tables. That's like a circus act when you're trying to change your diaper on a plane. Okay. So we talked a little bit earlier Brian. You mentioned you're going far away. You don't know where for thanksgiving? Do you do that every year that sounds brilliant? And I don't know why we haven't thought of that. Yes. We did it before we had kids, although we went to I would say more exciting places. We went to share. Hi one year at the last minute, obviously, we're not going to do that right now. Although I kind of keep telling my wife could we do Tokyo, and she's like, no, absolutely not. But yeah, you know, I'm just I'm not a big thanksgiving guy. Maybe someday I'll get there. And you know, it's it's it's a good time to go on vacation. You get a few days off work. They're kind of like free days. And it's better than Turkey. Gene. We're talking before. This Priceline has some stats on kind of where people are thinking about going if they're getting away over the holidays. Yeah. Yeah. So I mean, people typically go the same major cities, but we've been seeing some fast risers trending destinations which typically means every year, we're seeing a rise in bookings. So this year Greenville, South Carolina is one of our top risers as well as Minneapolis. And then Sedona Sarasota, Aspen Green Bay. So. Yeah. That I guess probably new hotels new restaurants breeze. Those types of things that attracts internationally Frankfurt, amsterdam-milan Bogota Copenhagen's or they're all fast risers this year. They also have an affordability factor to them for it. That's a that's a pretty affordable airport to fly into lawn. No, these are not the big airports there. It seems like the. United States destinations as well. As are the trends because people are trying to find they wanna travel, but they just wanna make it more affordable. And I think it's they they read about, you know, new things happening in the reading trailer. They're taking out your show. Probably, you know, they're they're they're educating themselves and getting out there, and yeah, definitely. I mean, the Priceline customers a more mass market price conscious where you know, very deal oriented. So, you know, we attract a certain type of type of traveler that is interesting, though, they're convenient right? And they the each have seen right now, rightly Greenville's food scene is getting really big. And it's you know, it's complementary to Asheville North Carolina. Right. So I think people are doing road trips down to the Carolinas, and then Minneapolis has been incredible art scene. Right theaters, museums the prince museum right outside. So say your family, everyone gave everyone else dispensation for the year. And they said, okay, we'll see you over Christmas and Hanukkah. Imagine going. I know I'm trying to think. I definitely would go to places that aren't busy. So like I would avoid London. Like the plague no pun intended But just because it just I like in New York City. I mean, we're all we're at we're all New Yorkers. I don't go into Times Square or anywhere near Rockefeller Center during this time. And and so I wouldn't want to go to another city just to experience what I've tried to avoid in my own. But I I understand why people want that excitement why they go to these places. And so I'm not, you know, kind of pooh-poohing that idea, but I would just want to go where it's easy. It's funny in my my twenties, I traveled really hard and thirties that you know, is just like let's go where it's difficult and fun and crazy to get to. And now that I'm in my forties. And I've kids it's like where can I sit in front of a pool? One of those travelers now just in my family life, not in my professional life. But I think you just I would just wanna make it easy. Yeah, now, but if I had older kids, then I would go back to okay. Where can I challenge them? Do you travel to challenge my kids, especially love cities and exploring foreign cities. So I was just thinking maybe inspired by your list. We haven't been to Amsterdam as a family, and that's where we could just land and sort of split, the older kids could just go off on their own, and and you know, walk and shop and ride bikes, whatever. And I think it's especially for kids who are raised in the city, they feel very comfortable and foreign cities and on public transportation, and it's fun to to let them do that someone independently given the address of the hotel. We're all looking towards. Wow. That must be a music. Our todd. Also, also in the drinking ages little lower. As long as you steer them away from one or two neighborhoods of you. Gene. Would you take the family? Like would you go to Korea over? Honestly bermuda. Jeez. It is it too cold movie a little green. Okay. So transport myself into July. But they have even Bermuda a few times they have like little coves, which is really great for little kids because you don't have to really worry about them. You know, jumping into the deep end because coves are more like graduate gradual, you know, going into the water, and they can see fish right there too. I mean, they're so shallow. And so so clear there's the the one right off of horseshoe. Bay the tiny little cove norcal gear. You can just stick your head in the water, and they're all around you. Yeah. Yeah. And from New York is like what like two our flights. Yeah. Shorter than Carolina trip, actually Greenville or Bermuda. No offense. There are some great family resorts Bermuda now too. Yeah, we stayed at the Fairmont which has really great playroom. So that was like nice for the evenings. You just stick them in their them. Burn off energy pass out. Hampton right with the room. Really good. What do you guys think of these these hotel kids clubs? Oh, good question. I haven't tried it yet. Have you guys? I haven't tried it. But I I like him. I will try it. I like the idea that, you know, maybe my husband, and I could have a nice nice, dinner alone and just drop them off and leave. So yeah, I think it's a great idea. I used to try and my kids refused. But I know I knew that. But I know that a lot of the bigger luxury brands are bringing the clubs outside which is good. So you feel a little guilty about dumping them in some room with like a we for the day, you know, and there on the beach, you know, like studying maybe turtles and doing you couldn't possibly have the energy the knowledge to do with them. So you feel better about what they're doing? And you then you can relax. No good time. Exactly go have a learning experience while I have a pinochle. Priorities. Absolutely, brian. Are you thinking of trying it? You can send your nineteen month old to kids club. I feel like you have to be pretty close to them at this point. But hopefully at some point we can get there. Because as you know, I mean, I'm really excited to go on vacation. I think it's gonna be great next week. But it's a lot of work for the parents. It isn't quite a vacation as I remember vacation. Yeah. And your lots of naps you have to have a pool that was kind of. So we're getting close to our end time. And maybe just before we go can we go around the circle here and say like what's the equivalent of? I've gotta have a pool. What is there? One tip one trick one thing that you would like to offer to our readers that you just I know I'm all on the spot a nice bath tub, and they're getting rare and hotels now, I don't know why hotels are pulling them out. Please don't pull out that temps. Please. I beg of you. Don't blow up at dubs especially I mean, if you need to give your kid a bath. I can't give my kid a bath in a hotel sink. Yeah. Right. And I like taking basketball. That's where I put the do not disturb sign on the bathroom door. Good to dump stuff in into your a beach trip or something all this, you know, messing the hotel rooms. That's a great story. Worker. I would say I always stay at hotels that have breakfast free breakfast that go down. So that I know of the day. I don't have to fight for our look for or you know, acquire it just it's there, and it starts my day outright. And even better when they have the make your own waffle machine. Entertainment. Yes. I think that's where my kids saw fruit. Loops for the first time and it was over for. What is that? So many colors. Like, okay. So that that was kind of you know, when you travel, you get the fresh thing. So they get to have fruit. Loops from you know, from the Fe. Well, yes, I I'm on board with the with the pool and the breakfast, I would say, and maybe it's because we are five, and but we still cram into room. I always look for an affordable junior, suite. So that there's a slightly separate little couch area or something, especially when the kids go to bed, and you wanna stay up later work. You you're not just like crammed in bed next to them in the dark, trendier thing. Brian. What about you? My basic advice is for people not to be overly cheap rate. One of the things that I've learned about having kids is it's all very expensive and on the airline expert, and you look at these people at the airport, and for example, they're bringing on carry on luggage to try to save some money, and they hardly have enough hands to carry it because they don't wanna pay what used to be twenty five dollars. It is now thirty dollars a bag to check it. And it's like you've spent what thousands of dollars to go on vacation. And you're gonna make yourself crazy right winter getting on the airplane because you're going to have one more carry on. I think at some point you just have to say, I'm doing this. And I wanna make it easy for myself as possible. Yeah. Pay a little more for your sanity. Right. Yeah. Good point. I'd never checked a bag before kids. I wouldn't do it. And now, I think it's the most wonderful thing in the world that I'll pay for it. Agreed. And I would say make sure your hotel if you're staying in a hotel or an Airbnb has really great. Wifi. We use the Amazon cloud Cam as our monitor for the baby. So if we just want to watch her in another room in the junior, suite or something like that with that wifi. We can download the app, and we both have it on our phones. And it also Ping's us if she moves at all. And it means we is so small, and we can pack and bring it everywhere some nice, oh, I also say like check out the pictures of the inside of the fridge before you go. If you're if you're breastfeeding because right, some hotels have you know, the minibar situations if you got to put your milk in there, if you're pumping bottle. Pull everything out. Yeah. They they have to have if you request refrigerator. I mean, they might charge you ten dollars a day, which is get we'll add up, but they they have them because people have medications, it's like you can't you can't just make sure that people have forty dollar bottles of cinema wine and people need to put medications in there. So that is something that they'll bring up and they'll bring up a coffee machine, if they don't have it like all these little things like if they don't have it called down to the desk and ask for it. They might have it. We didn't know that we didn't have one last weekend. And we ended up using an ice bucket putting milk in then crossing our fingers musically. Good tips. This is such a good group. Can we do this again? Yeah. I learned so much too late for me. I know. What you do? Because for us. It's easy go to a playground. We can put you know. But you have to have real stuff plan for real kids new. But once they're older, you plan less. That's the beauty. Do they plan? You put them on planet. Can I do that? Can I look forward to discovery? Okay. On the spot. Okay. Yeah. You just let them roam. Right. And they find their way back to you. Unfortunately, sometimes right. Not done with opinion. That note to go. Thank you everyone. If you have any tips gear that you love that you want to know about please. Please tweet at us Facebook, we are at C N traveler on all the social media, and we are travelogue on I tunes soundcloud on our website. You can find everywhere just Google us, please. And before we go, I love for everyone to say where we can find you. If people wanna follow you on social. So let's start with Samantha and we'll go around the circle that sure I'm active on Instagram all the time. So at Samantha Brown travels. I'm active on Instagram is Gina Kolata Collado with zero it's leftover from AOL days. Ryan where can we find you? I'm a little bit behind the times here. But I think the Twitter still exists. That's where I tend to do my best work at Brian summers. S U M E R S, Alex. Yes. I am on Instagram at word mover. And I'm at Laura underscore Redmond on Instagram. Thanks, everyone and happy holidays.

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BingeWorthy Boozeroos

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BingeWorthy Boozeroos

"In this episode of the phantom podcast is brought to you by Lena made it with all sorts of geeky bow ties get your phantom fix at phantom podcast dot com slash Lena. That's phantom podcast dot com slash L. E N A. Welcome to the podcast episode two hundred and two this is the show that brings together geeks and nerds Macron's the fan of verse to discuss your favorite, TV, movies, comics and books this week. We are talking about the most in worthy media, but I I really need to stop. He's Nick English. And as I think that to myself I click next episode. Are you still watching? She's Taylor Iverson. Of course, I'm still watching. And boy, I sure wish that flicks would quit judging me, I am brand new show. All right, guys. We are talking about binge worthy media. The things that we binge. The the things that make it binge worthy. The things that other people binge, but I I k- this is like the most cliche thing and like public speaking ever. But I looked up the definition of binge. That was mistake. Oh, isn't that an eating disorder? Well, so going to say do I need to break up my DSM in maybe maybe because bins usually has some very negative connotations attached to it. So we've got a short period devoted to indulging indulging in an activity to excess especially drinking alcohol for eating synonyms for. This are a drinking bout Debarak binge. Drinking pre drinking informal bender session says booze up Europe Seuss drunk drunk just drunk like, not even. Or lined blind. That's interesting. Yeah. I've never heard that one in four informal skylight. I have no idea. What that is. I've never even. I didn't know that was a word. Oh, this is I'm reading it wrong. So. This is slang for it. Now, a slang for being a skate. Never heard of that one. A Jag et toute. I think it's on the completely different grog on. This missiles the best loser. Ru. Boozer ru guys. So. Through some some doctor who a little later. Okay. Yes. There are some boulder. Oh, no. There's just one Bulger one. I'm not gonna use that. But you if you type in define binge into Google, you'll you'll see what it is. But if you wanted to get really classical about this. There's a literary version called Bucknell or bacchanalia. I read that completely different. How did you read it? You don't wanna know? I'm celebrity jeopardy. It okay. Pasta. Or here's one that. I like this is archaic, maybe we should talk. Like, we're in the eighteen hundreds a wa sale I'm going on a waas ale a net flicks. Wa sale is it a wa sale or a Wassal because man wattle is delicious around Christmas time. It is a great delicious drink so ever had Wasyl while say. So I really I really like their their definition or their sentence example. So like if this were spelling being they ask for a sentence the deaf the example would be after a mid week game in London. The two lads went on a two day binge spree unrestrained out or g. Boy, Netflix turn really busy two days. Boy, those lads. They sure are they are they they sure are wall sailing it up. Well, they got to celebrate that game. All right, guys. So with us talking about binge worthy media this week. I think the first question that I'm going to ask you is. What is the last media that you've been GED, and I'm gonna I'm gonna say I'm gonna say more than three episodes because that's when net flicks pops up, are you still watching this? And that's where you have to make the decision and my binging or am. I not that. Hey, so does it count. If I'm just in the room while cobras watching something now. Well, it depends on how engaged you are pediatrics or. Daniel tiger's neighborhood. But those are not ones that I'm watching actually with the Cobra. We just finished binging three below. Which is the the second show in the universe of the troll hunters. They wanted to actually just keep it going with troll hunters. But with Anton Yeltsin passing away they had to change that around because they were not gonna recast the voice. I thought that what they thought the reason why was because he said it was only going to be three seasons. No matter what then he was gonna do three seasons of another story. Like he did. But. Well, did that with that? I know that they wanted to include Anton Yeltsin, and so that change some things, but and there's a lot of stuff from troll hunters in three below like there's crossover and as soon as that happened. Cobra was just like all I like the show dad, and I was like I knew you would Toby's in it. So then he kept waiting. He's like, where's Jim? And toby. And and Claire was like they're coming buddy. He he liked he it was fun. So I wanna know how on that show. Those to the the two royalty their siblings. But their accents are completely different. How does that work raised in different areas? Okay. They're becoming. Well, that solves that. I have no idea. What show you guys are talking about three below? I feel like, you know, a lot about children's television. For some weird reason. Hey, yeah. As a social worker, you should watch. Daniel the Tigers neighborhood it like tackles, some of the hardest social issues out there for children, and I feel that if some adults actually watched it that they would benefit from it. I mean, it's Daniel the stripe tiger from mister Rogers neighborhood got his own show start showing it in sessions. Yes. Really? Should. There's an episode where when it says if you're okay, there's a song. Get so mad that you want you want a roar. Take a deep breath and count for. Safes pretty keel. Yep. Yeah. And they have one of those for like every single episode. I may teach a like like something that is hard for a child to learn. And then they have a song about it where it's like everyone's big and to do something. Like, hey, I want to do the stuff the big the big kids are doing. And then it's like, but I can't because I'm not big enough. And then they have to learn that everyone's big enough to do something. So how am I going to help? Yeah. It like this should be required. Watching for grownups. I think our society and you have to go potty stop. Yes. And go right away. And then there's a washing your hands song. What if you go into public wash Galon your way? Yes. This is the new this is the new musical episode. We got to be careful, Mr. the Fred Rogers company's gonna come and take us down because of this. There's so many of them and like literally every day, I sing Cobra. If you have to go potty stop. And go ride away. And I even do it when I need to go just so he'll remember back, buddy. I need to go Hoti now, and I have to stop and go ride away just do that at work. At work to right? Yes. Absolutely. In fact, my coworkers are like again, Nick you need to announce when this is happening. I see I learn I work in elementary schools. And so I get people singing along with me. Well, yeah. That's my jam. Okay, taylor. So Nick, Nick, watching Daniel tiger's neighborhood, three below is what I want. Now, we we all know. Taylor. What are you watching? What was binged? I just finished because I talked about it last week little bit that I was in the middle of watching a new show on Netflix called sex education. So I finished that recently. And that's the last thing I've binged, and I absolutely loved it. Okay. So so it wasn't one of those ones we came gonna bench this. And then you're like, what did I do that? Now. I mean, it was pretty sure I think it's only eight episodes if I remember correctly. So it wasn't like a huge commitment. But it's a really cool story about this kid who is a teenager. I think he's fifteen or sixteen and his mom is a sex therapist. And so it's kind of all about like their relationship. And then he ends up teaming up with this kind of bad girl at his school to open up a sex clinic where he takes the advice that he's overheard from his mom and kind like gives out free. Sex therapy advice to high school students. Oh, it's another Anton Yeltsin show. I can't remember what it was. Oh, he's at a school. And he's giving he's giving advice to kids in the bathroom. Yeah. What was the name of that one? That sounds like what I'm watching. Also. So he'll go to. What was that? So hill, basically, go to the. Go to the shrink because I know correct words is that is that a bad word to use for your therapist. I mean, I think it's supposed to be derogatory. I can't remember I learned one one day about like what it's what it stems from. But so basically. Hotel offended. I don't think anyone's ever called me a shrink shrink. Charlie bartlett. That's the name of the movie. Sorry. So the movie's called Charlie Bartlett, and it came out in two thousand seven and this kid is a rich kid going to a private school, and he becomes this. He decides he's going to be the psychiatrist to the student body. And so he'll like go to a psychiatrist and say, I'm having I'm having these kind of issues, and and he'll get prescriptions and then deal drugs apparently. So how well Otis doesn't do that. Okay. Owner he he was kicked out of private school. And then he was put into public school. So. Daso he to become popular. He basically, he basically listens to the people's problems and sells them prescription drugs. And. Yeah. But no, it's it's a really cute show Otis is like this kind of shy and nerdy kid, and almost like sexually repressed and away from like being I don't know exposed to like sex in a very like open way. And so then attempt teaming up with this bad girl, and she's kind of the business behind like does the business stuff and he does like the actual like sex therapy. But it's really funny. Really cute. I mean, it's definitely inappropriate. So as long as you're cool with that. Okay. No problems. But my just so you guys know sister-in-law she she was complaining about it. The other day because they have an apple TV, and that's how they consume the media their house, and they have a four year old five year old and a almost one year old on Ken notes, definitely has a dull content, but I also feel like it self explanatory. It's called sex education. Yeah. I mean, you know, Dave sex in it. But only in the educational way. Right. You talk a lot about sex. I thought this show is going to be about something completely different. So the last the last show that I binged was this week, and they're setting it up to be binged. Is teen titans? I I missed a week in. So I sat down and I watched six episodes of teen titans season three which is on the DC universe app. And. It's it's a great little show. Even if you. Even if you haven't watched seasons one and two or if you can't remember them, very well. Like me, it the stories are pretty self contained if you know comic book characters, you're like, okay, Super Bowl is this person and Mcgann is this person. Now, if you don't know that you'll probably be confused talking about young Justice. What what did I say? Did I say teen titans? You said, yes. A young Justice. I'm talking about young Justice. Thank you. I watch teen titans. Awhile back that I was like did they did they put another sees of teen titans? Yeah. But like the one before teen titans because I was a good show too. But I was like if they did that then they're double down. But no, yeah. You can just the sorry. Sorry. It's it's it's has very much the feel of teen titans. Although it's like grown-up. It's like, okay. The people who watch teen titans then transition to young Justice and now young Justice after so many years there people in their twenties and thirties who are watching this. I try I try to get Cobra to watch the first season. Just so that I could like binged that with him. And he wasn't as interested. He thought it was cool. He was he thought it was cool that like the kid flash was in. And he's like, oh and Robin, of course. And then he knows a couple of the characters because of my video game injustice to he's like, hey, that's star fire or you know, he didn't say starve our. But you know, he he knew some of the other ones too. And I was like, yeah. But he lost interest. It's really interesting how with this DC universe. They are setting this up to be binged because they're dropping three episodes a week. So they're it's enough. So that people are like, okay, I'm gonna watch three episodes. You're committing just over an hour hour and a half almost two watching these shows. But then it keeps bringing you back every week. And if you miss a week, then you just binged a little bit more. And I think it's I think it's really interesting because. Everyone's trying to crack the how do you how you really shows in the age of Netflix, and Hulu and DC universe and all these other streaming apps, and you know, Netflix does the Netflixing where they just drop everything all at once and you sit down, and you watch it all at your convenience, which for a lot of people is immediately back to back to back, right? As heirs or is dropped spending on Saturday. I'm watching thirteen episodes of punisher. I didn't do that on. I want to say it was. Who that with the first season of runaways was that we tweak. No that was three episodes and then week to week. They dropped three episodes, right? The very first the very first week. They did and then they did week to week. And then the second season it was all at once. And I was confused Hulu has been like doing week to week for most of their shows. Yeah. Yeah. And so they and so it's it's interesting. What what do you guys prefer the prefer the week tweak or do you prefer sit down and binging at all? I don't like the week to week because then I have to wait. Yeah. I like, benching I feel like I purposely like even though because I have Netflix Hulu. So who obviously has like a lot of shows that are on other like networks, I guess, and you can get like the week tweak, and I hate I'll like wait until it comes on net flicks. So I can have like the whole season. So like the place right now. I'm not caught up. I'm just like, I think there's three seasons on Netflix. Yes. Yes. Because this is the fourth season is on right now is just finished. All oh my God. Yeah. Yeah. That's the end of the season. Are you serious? Are you kidding me? No. That is. Wait, wait, really? Yeah. Yeah. Gosh that that's why it can't say anything that all like, Lois and Clark the new adventures of superman like waiting. I mean, let's you say yes, you know, how that is. It some guts, right? They're saying. I know we're going to be renewed for another season. So we're going to do this. Because if they didn't get renewed for another season. Oh my gosh. People would be furious. Or maybe it was the strategy. Well, they've been they've done that for every season. Finale, like, they do some huge over this one is worse like like, Dun, Dun, Dun, and then it's the end, no suit. So this was not a shocker the Dun, Dun, Dun. This was just like you want to know how it resolves because it's a TV show. So obviously it's going to resolve some way. But oh my gosh. Cow. They okay good places. A is so good at keeping you engaged like the premise of it. I was like this is a silly show. Like, how are they going to keep me interested and they've done it masterfully like it is something different than anything else that I've ever seen and the writing is just spot on with like it's crazy to me that I'm still watching a show about basically the good place. Like so crazy to me. It's so good. Keeping you engaged as part of what's required to have a show be binge -able because not every show is binge. -able? Absolutely. There's a lot of shows that I thought I would binge and I've never gone back to. And most of them are on Hulu because they made me wait a week. I'll use areas. Like on Hulu there was like three or four shows that I was like I really want to watch this show. And then like it was good. But I was like, I don't know. And then like, I just start watching something else that really got me engaged, and I never went back to it. So well, I think when I was thinking about like, what makes something bendable? I feel like for me. It's like more of a mystery show where I don't I don't know where that's like what makes it bench to me. Like, there's some big storyline that I gotta know. So I think of shows like how to get away with murder where that show like is always like something extreme is happening where you're trying to figure out who murdered this person. And you know, you get flash forwards of like to the murder, and then flashbacks to before, and it's all leading up to something until you keep watching episode after episode because you wanna know what's going to happen. Whereas I was I guess like sitcoms and stuff like that. Where it's just like, oh these characters are getting into some hijinks. I don't necessarily feel the need to back. I gotta know what they're what's going to happen. Like, they'll be fine Seattle at some point. I feel sitcoms are can be more enjoyable than. Than episodic serial shows. And I think that it has to do with the fact that it depends on what you're doing. Like if you're sitting down to watch his show then. Yeah, you need an episode of cereal. One to keep you engaged. But like if you are upstairs cleaning out the attic, not that I've done that. Actually, if you look at my part of the advocate, I'm sitting in right now, very clearly till it. I haven't done that. But the, but if you're engaged in something else, a sitcom might be a better thing to binge than an episodic serial because you don't have to pay as much attention. Because at the end of every episode things are pretty much going to reset and go back to the way, they were in the characters are going to be this in characters they were and there's not going to be growth or betrayal or intrigue. But does that mean that it's binge worthy? It's easy to bench. But as at worth binging. Okay. I think I think absolutely it is. Because if you talk to my wife, Lena, the fact that she watches Gilmore girls and psych psych. I think is like the pit ame- of what he's talking about right now. Like psych is a great show to binge and it's a great show to like watch. And then once you've watched it you have it on the background like sometimes there's an overarching art like an over like usually has to do with him. And will they won't they? But most of the time it's just who is he trying to solve like what mysteries trying to solve this week. And so she can just have it on turn it on like this episode or not. And then go more she just know so much so well that she doesn't even have to like. I mean, she can fast forward any part. She doesn't want to watch. From what I've seen from Gilmore girls that one even though it's kind of the episode serial vibe to it where there is a little bit of character growth. I kind of feel like that one resets at the end of every episode is well, I mean enough to say, oh, previously on Gilmore girls. She stopped dating this guy. And she started dating this guy. And I disagree. I wouldn't agree with that. Either. So many like a relationship things. Like, so many weird dynamics that go between the characters. Yeah. And like different characters that leave and come back under certain pretenses. And, but I agree with Nick about I I mean, I can watch Gilmore girls in the background and still know exactly what's happening. But that's just because I've seen it so many times, and there's definitely shows like I think about like friends or something like that that I put on in the background or just watching shows you've already seen to put on the background. But if I'm talking about like something that I'm watching for the first time that makes me like wanna Benji it has to be like something engaging. The office is another one like parks and rec those are good ones. Just have on in the background. Like once you've watched him. So so there's different between those easy binging in. Good bitching. Is that is that what I'm hearing so easy? I don't know if it's easy and good because easy benching is still good. Yeah. I was gonna say I don't wanna classify like as shows like psych or friends is lesser, but it's definitely easier to I don't, but I feel like I could watch a drama. I even watched drama sometimes and have them on in the background. If I've already seen. I binge and then a good, and then an easy band or something. See I'm not saying that easy is is bad. I'm saying that easy is in terms of binging it lacks Sunday Monin. I don't know that reference at all easy like Sunday morning. It's it's Assad. I listen to podcast, Lionel, Richie and the Commodores. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Okay. Insert clip of that song, easy lax. And when you have. So so it's not necessarily that. It's not easy is a bad thing. Because sometimes you need an easy binge. And like you said there are lots of need to call it a Sunday morning binge now because something, you know, it's a thing because it's easy. Like Sunday morning. Really does sound like a drinking. A Sunday morning drunk. So it's a booze allure what was it Sunday morning Booz, Booz Graham ru booze cruise LaRussa ru blues. Cruise blues brothers was. Wow. Wow. Now now now, we're just doing word association. And how does that Dabbagh? Dabbagh dom? All right. Brennan's like and I'm done. We we've taken that one. What is the? So what is the CASA vacation that we are going to come up with patent-pending? Maybe we should ask your feedback about what we call it. Easy been or Sunday background binge background ration- like that. And then like. Something along the lines of like serious or intent or focused focused binge obsessed bench focused something along those lines because there's a background binge, and that's the background band. So you're you're you're you're the one who knows the DSM is there like an obsessive binging disorder. No, not sounds like that. So we can make it up. I hope not because then we would probably all be diagnosed. I'm sorry work. I have to bring in my my screen every day. So I I've been diagnosed it's it's American disabilities. I have to keep this extra window open of net. Flicks on all-time unblock it for me. Thank you. Obsessive compulsive binging. Focus obsessive focus binge focus obsessive. Now, it's we're just sociation. We'll come back to that over overly obsessive. They don't. Oh, I just feel like there's shows that you want to sit down and watch. With intent like an intent binge. I I dunno like something where you're like. I wanna I wanna wash his own a focus on it. See everything's like, for example, punisher show where I'm like I want to see if I can see an Easter eggs. I wanna wash ashore. I don't want it on in the background. Plus a can have the kids around with me while I'm watching it. You know? So I'm going to sit down and watch this show. With intent. And then there's shows that I'm like, this is a fun show. I'll turn it on in the background while I'm washing the dishes or painting, and then I kind of know what's going on. And if anything intense is happening, I can turn and watch and that's called the background benched. I just can't figure out a good terminology for the. Intent. Alright Fanta maniacs and ten right? And your suggestions for what we learned on this show that the Fanta maniacs. Are the best ones to give us names for things because we were like some. Yeah, they came up with Fanta mania. Yeah. All right. So we have talked a lot about how we were binging TV shows. What other what other kinds of media? Do you binge? Podcasts for sure. So like go back and listen to two hundred and fifty episodes of the phantom podcast. Yes. In preparation for this new job that I have dogs lies payment. I don't know. Did you listen to them at three hundred times the speed? So it only took you like, yeah. I didn't even hear anything. And they were all combined together and overlapping on. Only actually listened to like an hour. So what you just described? I'm just described is the intersect from Chuck in podcast form, a wo-. I that's a good been if I could do that. That is a good Ben show. Chuck was a great show. That would be a good background been show now because I've seen it, and because Zachary Levi, the problem is is that I really want to watch that show because there's two very beautiful people in that show. And I like watching both of them. Gomez relieve is delightful at miss Macy's into Bartelski. He is so delightful you're talking about Jeff and Lester, aren't you? Yes. I am. I know my people. All right oak. Actually, no, I was talking about Jane and Dexter girlfriend. Jane, my little sister had like the biggest crush on. Jane when I was watching Chuck for the first time what's his name in that show? I don't remember what it is. Now, casey. KC say, Casey. That's it. Yeah. Casey. But he will always be the hero of canton. That's another one that you can binge. That's firefly's. Definitely firefighters have been show. Oh, yeah. So, but you gotta put serenity in there to the end. To complete the cycle. But doesn't I don't think it really commission that they were the trilogy that they were hoping to do you wanna know something funny? I watched serenity before I watched firefly. I did too. Oh, interesting. See I thought that was like a weird thing. The story goes that I was working at a place. I'd never heard a firefly. They were all bunch of nerds. They actually closed actually close the shop. Frequently no like they would do this. It was kind of a cool thing. They closed the whole shop on a Friday. And they would we would go do service like somewhere, like we'd go to the cannery or we'd go to food food Bank or soup kitchen or something and do service and then afterwards the whole shop, which you know, was twenty guys. Would all go see a movie, and it was usually a superhero movie? But the first time when I started working there, we went to go see serenity, and they were all like, oh, yeah. This is the show. I had no idea. I'd never watched flyer fighting him know existed, and they were like, yeah. This is this and this and so I went and saw serenity. And then afterwards, I was like this is a great show. And then my father-in-law actually to me for. For christmas. He gave me the series and serenity the movie together. So I started watching serenity and my brother walked in. And he's like, oh, I didn't know you liked firefly. And I was like what's firefly, and he'd literally stopped the movie. And said, no, you're watching the show. I so I thought all three of the technically watched the movie before to some of it. And that's and that's why firefight yet because it had the Friday night got moved around. Nobody knew what it was. It was during baseball season the playoffs. Yeah. Yup. Golly. Baseball. Perfect storm export Tam. Baseball ruins everything. All right. So all while we were talking about the though Nick brought up another media that I think gets binged a lot, and that is movies think about superhero movies. How many people do an MC you binge before the now, I know one I think we all do. Yeah. I don't think he's doing it. Because there's just too much. Yeah. So you kind of like, okay. Well, I'm going to binge the things that make the most sense to watch before this one. I, you know, I'm watching avengers. I'm going to bench the other avengers movies and civil war because it's pretty much vendors movie. Well, and even ragnarok kind of an vendors movie almost but not really, I guess it's not it's only got Hokkien Kim Thor. There's a lot of movies. I was thinking about that the other day. I was like are too many of these movies now. But now, there's really not too many. But it's like, I can't watch them. All again, like the other day. I was like I'm gonna watch one. I haven't watched it a million years. And I was watching it. And I was like I barely remember what happens in this show. Like, I was like I I don't remember the stuff because there's been so many in between. Yeah. It's. I think it was iron man to ironman one that I watched. Oh, no. Yeah. I have like some pretty weird gaps in my marvel movies. What do you mean gaps in your marvel movies? Like, there's certain marvel movies. I've seen which ones like I think I've missed I've missed one. That's fine. Whatever one LOKI, he's an he's in all of them. Well, the first one I missed that one. The first one now number two is the one with the elves dark elves and has Christopher Stein in it. And it's kind of. Thought of as the worst marvel movie there is I missed one of the thought I don't I don't think it is. But that's just me. I don't I think I also haven't seen one of the vendors movies. The Altron one. How many vendors with are three technically three now? Because there's the first one that has LOKI when he summons all of the aliens to come through the portal. And then there's the second one is altered on with the robot. James spader that would make sense. And then the because it's Infinity civil war. I just know that there's weird gaps. And that I don't understand. Sometimes what if you were to watch all of the unit. You didn't. I did you see doctor strange. I think that was when you didn't see right. Yeah. I saw that one. And I was very pointed. What that's like my favorite one. I because it's kind of standalone, I thought it was boring, and it wasn't very funny. True. Wasn't funny. And you got to have a little bit of humor, right? We've talked about this before there is some solid beyond say jokes at night. It's not funny. What do you mean is he is he is listening? He is listening to be onsite got Wong, and there's a comic relief. But the thing is is that one of I've missed. In that or not captain marvel captain America. I've definitely missed one to two of those. We see the first one because that's the best one in my opinion. I know that's not firstly opinion. The first one I haven't seen the one with his best friend. So you're you're the second one the second one missed that. Because then I'm confused. There's just like certain characters at absolute Black Panther is is introduced as well, no isn't Black Panther introduced in in civil war. Second third one. That's the second. One is winter soldier. Winter soldier half seen several remember that this is the problem. There's so many, but you can binge them all if you want to spend forty hours, I know, I have weird gaps. 'cause like a character will come up, and I know that I'm supposed to know who they are to some degree. And I'm always like, I don't know what's going on with like scarlet witch, whatever one she comes in. I did not see. And that was that was age of Altron, which one was it to the other. That was that was vision. Yeah. So that was a veteran. I don't understand vision. I don't go. So that's that's age of Altron. James spader rail understand the other ironman, ironman number with Rhody because he's in the first one, but he's played by different person. Yeah. Maybe that's it. I don't know. There's weird gaps. So one day if you guys want to help me fill those gaps. Problem is you'll come over. And we'll be like, hey, let's watch a marvel movie, and you and Lena will say, no. Whatever else movie we're gonna walk now. Honestly, it would just be like sure we'll watch it. And then mainly just talk the whole time. Yeah. Not really watch it because okay. Well, then I just end up playing with the kids on the ground while over it would be a background binge. So it would be sorry. That was Mark. So we won't from one extreme to the other. Let's just say I mean, Jeff Jeff with his watching all of them multiple times to Taylor can't even make it through at once. You learn you learn things about people, but tell them, which one's your favorite. L Spiderman absolutely fans down Scott the teenage angsty drama in it. And it's it's so it's yeah. It's just like a feels like almost a rom com like a teenage rom com. And then he just had exactly why took my wife to go see it because she hates going to the marvel movies, but it came out on a holiday weekend. And I said we're going to this one. And I am pretty sure you will like it. And I did that because I knew that she was going to that. She would enjoy watching it because it was basically one of the teenage rom coms. It wasn't another teenage movie. Yeah, I loved it so much. That's what I've watched multiple times. That's fair. That's fair. I'll give you that one. Or guardians. I love guardians me too. I love does that tell you about like, the kind of marvel movies are the very much. Does you need you need the humor? You would probably also like Thor ragnarok. Oh, I've seen that one. I did like it. So. Funny stuff. Hot take. All right. So I have noticed that after doing you know, what there's there's that's not move on from this quite yet. So we've got podcasts that have been Djibril, especially a lot of them are narrative and storytelling podcast now. So you can just listen to a bunch of them. You've got movies MC you or the or you've you've got like when the new hunger games movie comes out. They do the Lord of the rings. Extended addition twelve and a half hours in a row. Ooh, fun. Fact never seen any of the Lord of the rings movies. I just can't. I just can't. I honestly when we were talking about possibly having an episode coming up about like watching something that you've never watched before like getting like invested in the new phantom. I was like maybe I should finally watched Lord of the rings. But then I was like, no. 'cause whenever I tell my two truths and a lie. I always use that as one of them, and I always went, and I was like and I just accurate. The whole world will know it's on the internet. Everyone knows now. How about books? Do you guys? Consider books to be Benjamin. Absolutely. In fact, I've got a few series that are definitely binge worthy. Well, I would say not even a series like eventually the in the means of like you can't put down that book. And maybe not me personally. I've never done this. Stay up all night. Reading it lies. That was your truth on the live. Right. I did used to get in trouble. Mom, come into my room. And be like Taylor. I'm gonna take your book away you need to go to bed. It's two in the morning here. Like, it's only two I was shooting for four only got like five more than read. I would like read. Yeah. I would like read so much. And then the next day. I would get a migraine from reading all night and not getting enough sleep. And I'd call my mom mom. I'm sick. She's like I told him not to stay until four in the morning reading. I was like I feel like I'm a pretty decent kid. My mom used to have to ground by sister from reading. And she she my sister got in trouble at school one time, and my mom was there when you get home, you're going straight to your room. And I am taking that. Shelf out of there and the educators in the room or like, wait. No, no. You can't do that. And she's like, no, no, I have to go read. So. Yeah. But I almost feel like the threat now, it'd be I'm taking the book show shelf out of there. And I'm making you watch the the movie form of every book that you love. You're watching Lord of the rings. And you will get okay. We we have done episodes on when the when the movies are better than the books. But you're watching Aragon you're watching enders game, you're watching. Oh, yeah. You don't wanna? Oh, no. No. No. No. No, no. Tar. Yeah. Avatar the last heir bender. You're right on. Yeah. That's not a book. I guess there aren't my kids watch the cartoons. But then they read the comics more than they watch the cartoons. So that's another format is the key is comic books back when I. I didn't get to say what's already dressed is our okay what books binge Nick. Dress Dresden files. All right, there, you okay. So continue on if you want a female version of the Dresden files, then you need to read the Rachel Morgan. Like, you told me to continue out in you. You know, I just I just remembered that 'cause 'cause we have female listeners and male listeners and some like, a female protagonist and some like, okay, I'll protagonist. So I thought I'd give them martians. Both of them are great. I'm in the book forums. I I will binge audio books. I just listened to seven Eve's by. Oh who wrote that one? Neil stevenson. And he that would be meal Stevens. And. Just added that. So it comes out even more the other way. But he wrote like five minutes later Nicosia's wouldn't be I don't do it on purpose usually sorry. I don't mean to keep interrupts. So that was like a fifty hour audiobook that I finished in just over a week. So big ones thousand listen to it like one or maybe two times speed. Maybe I listen to that wanted to speed two times. I still can't do two times one and a half is like my max, maybe one in three quarters. I really I really enjoyed it. Because it was it was a post apocalyptic kind of thing. But it wasn't like a distortion issue you're well, I dunno. It technically probably was, but it wasn't like your teen drama hunger games, kind of dystopia in future which made that one a little bit more fun. So yeah, audio books are good. Those are those are interesting because those can be a background focused binge. So like when I'm when I'm at work. There's a lot of times we're focused bench. I think that's what we should call it. A focused bench set that minutes ago. I think I just heard him say it and it worked for me. Well, someone said at twenty minutes ago. Nick is fully aware that he said it and he wanted. I'm not actually such a good idea. Where did you even get that idea? All right. But it could be a background focused binge because you can be doing something else. And so it's in the background, but you can be listening to every word in. So you're focusing on it, which is a really interesting dichotomy for that comic books. You can binge comic books. Traditionally that's called buying trade. But. I back when I first started getting into comic books again for the third time. It. The one that was just about to come out with Batman eternal, which was a weekly Batman series. And I thought you can't you can't go wrong with that, man. And so I I got a hold and I had that put my hold, and I would I got it. And I'd I'd read one of my, oh, this is good. And then I read another one this good. And then I go pick it up every week. But just not have time to read it. And so I'd have like a stack of six or seven of them. And so so then I read the, yeah, I read the one or I'd read all six or seven of them, and it was a much better experience the reading just one of them. And as I okay. So I stopped and bought them all single issue because I'm an idiot. And then I sat down and read them all back to back, and it was such a it was it was a much better experience for the storytelling wise. Yes. Yeah. There's only like two there's only like two series that I purchased purchase the comics for and then everything else, I just do trades. And yeah, the only two or runaways in Star Wars. I think this is what Taylor was talking about. When when you were saying that you liked to wait until something got onto net flicks. Before watching it because it's it's the same concept of I'm not watching this single issue or reading a single issue of a comic. Just like I'm not watching a single episode of a TV show. I save them up until I've got a bunch of them an entire season of them. So to say, and then you get the story. And when you have that when you have the story all put together, I think it makes a mean a little bit more to you. I. I had a birthday party for my son this last week, and one of the activities that he wanted to do was they make buttons at comic on and he wanted to make buttons out of comic books, and I've got about making machine. And so that's fine. And so I was like all right. Let me go upstairs and looked through my comics and see what what I've got duplicates of. And what's not worth anything? And and so I. Or what's in really bad condition? And so I I went through my comics. I could not bring myself to take a single issue out of that Manny ternal because I had that entire one fifty two run and. And so I had I I have to keep that all together. But you know, I had some Batman comics that we're one offs. Oh, yeah. Yeah. You can you can cut this one up. That's fine. And I I found it interesting. That was the way that that was so. Collector's mentality that what is that is that what a been a media binges? Are we collecting the story? What do you think Taylor? I guess so I'm just impatient. I don't wanna wait. I was just thinking that. There are shows that I think. Oh, I guess I guess I was just thinking about like another type of show that I've been like me. And Lena we love to binge like the great British baking show. Like, there's something about the that like is a competence petition yell show. And we will be okay, not binging the whole thing in one night. But like we're watching it every night if we can. And we're anticipating the next episode every week if it's coming out, you know, weekly, and I was just trying to think if there's really any difference in a story or like a competition, and I'm I I really can't see anything. I don't know what you guys think. I was just trying to think if there was any re- like any reason why it would be okay to wait a week. So I haven't experienced with breaking bad. I don't know where I binged the first couple of seasons and then the rest the last half of the seasons. I watched as it was going, and I I love that. Because I had a couple of friends who were watching it as it was airing two. And so after each episode, we'd be like, hey, did you see this? What do you think? This means. Oh, how do you think they're going to do this? And then I have other friends who after they saw how much we loved it. They're like, hey, you know, what it's all on Netflix. Now, I'll watch breaking bad, and they watched it, and they just binged to the entire thing. And they and they reside. I don't get it. I don't get why you guys liked it so much and part of me wonders if week to week there is a on shows like breaking bad. There's a way with that. You can talk to each other and build up the suspense because they give you a little clues throughout the thing. But if you're gonna bench that you don't have a week to. Similar on those clues you see the clue and then the next episode. It gets resolved. And then you get a new clue and then the next episode that gets resolved. And so it's the water cooler talk. I think there's yeah, there's something fun about. Like me and Lena watched pretty low liars together as it was airing. I think the later seasons. I think we watched we started watching maybe like, I don't know season six or five or something like that. And that was fun to have like, oh, we get together. Every week. We watched the episode in the begin to talk about it. And be like, oh, what's going to happen? You watch it for fifty minutes. And then literally for two and a half hour or words discuss our theories, and I was. I'm gonna go play video games. But I also feel like streaming has ruined like my life in the sense that I'm impatient. Now. And I don't want to wait while I don't think I don't think binging came about in this age on accident it came about because DVR's in streaming is widely available now. And so everybody can watch the show at their own pace. They don't have to watch it Tuesday night at five o'clock or else or else you'll you'll never see it again until the seasons in break in you're watching. Yeah. And you're watching reruns. So yes, streaming is definitely has definitely changed the game with binging. Okay. So. We so we put out last week a question asking what the most binge worthy media is. The Fanta maniacs. And so we got some responses. Lena Hanglas wrote in Taylor. Maybe I should have you read the Lena one because I'm having a hard time speaking, and I feel like you have a good Lena impression. I have never heard it. But I feel like you might. The bench where the that's tough. Because it depends on what I'm doing. I love to listen to books while I'm driving watch TV shows while I'm cleaning and listen to podcasts at work when I can. All right, Nick as as the partial judge. What do you think? Yeah. I was very cherry juice too. Happy to happy measure. Too much inflection. I mean, if you would have just kind of said of a little less like, hey. Probably would be good was under a lot of pressure next time about binge worthy. That's tough. That's a little too. I don't know. I might be a little too angry. If we got to be careful, that's not. That's not the Lena that I like. All right. So I don't know. Yeah. So it's been worthy. I I mean, we kind of have discussed a lot of this. But. Yeah. Good luck. Reading a book while you're driving lady that we also watch is a lot of like makeup tutorials on YouTube while she's like doing dishes and cleaning because you know, why not hey. And she said to me today. She's like those are one of the things that are love. That's definitely a background binge for her. She's like the there are things that I put on when I'm not doing when I'm doing stuff. And then there's stuff that I like actually wanna watch. And because our lives are very busy over the last little while she has not been able to watch a lot of new shows. And and so the only time we get to do that is when we watch the show together at dinner, and so we watched marvelous miss missile. And we've watched the good place and Brooklyn nine nine like those are shows that we'd love to watch together. But we don't really binge them. Because it's one episode. You know, and as your kids get older, it gets harder to find that time even. Jodi Rask from from the protagonist podcast. He wrote in and said podcasts and audiobooks might be the easiest binge because you can do some other tasks simultaneously. Both of those comments came from busy parents. And so. Doing being simultaneously is important for for people. Who have no time is what I'm was what I'm gathering. It says the guy who listens to fifty our audio books and I'm down to fifty podcasts. Now, I just added a new one David Tennant podcasts with. New podcast. David Tennant interviews, his friends. Well, that's that's I have not added that one because I've just gotten through Marie condo in my podcasts. And they don't bring me joy. I I've I've I'm not and you won't be able to listen to that one at three times speed because then you won't be able to hear David Tennant in his all his glory. I kind of want to see if I understand his accent in three times speed. He just dropped his first episode like today or yesterday. I'm interested Brennan. When you start a podcast us go back and start from the beginning. It depends on what kind of podcast it is. If it is like a news podcast. No, absolutely not. If it is a. If it's a discussion podcast, usually what I'll do is. I'll look through the episodes and see if there are any that seem intriguing to me, and I'll pick an I'll pick like four or five of them to listen to and if it's a narrative based or or storytelling like an NPR based one I'll do the same thing or if it's an audio drama. Yeah, I'd def- you have to go back from the start. I I'm listening to our. I'm listening to it still. But I listened to one call the adventures own which is an actual play dungeons and dragons podcast with the McElroy brothers, which I absolutely love. But it's the first time I've listened to an actual play podcast or they're just playing dungeons and dragons, and so I didn't understand how it worked. So I'm like, oh, they've got this all divided into arcs. So I'll jump in here. And luckily, I jumped in at a spot that was a a flashback prequel kind of thing. And so I listened to that by the time I finished that arc. I realized what was going on. And so then I went back to the first episode because it's. Basically, a actual play dungeons and dragons as long as they stay in character. Most the time is basically like a narrative a narrative journey, and so it's almost like an audio book. And so, yeah, I mean, it really depends on the kind of podcast. I mean, you're not going to watch. And you're not going to go back and binged the daily show, and you're gonna watch the recent ones. So is that same kind of thing. And let's see John irons. He says shows on Netflix. That's the most enjoyable the most binge worthy. He says, I literally don't have to do anything and another one just starts automatically. I've watched more than one mediocre show. Just because it was too much effort to reach for the remote. That's fair. So yeah, I've done that too. And it's also shows that I'm like, I don't really want to watch this. But I don't really wanna look for anything else. Like. Like. This looks interesting enough. This makes me think almost though about the the sunk cost fallacy. Do you guys watch shows that you used to watch just because you've watched every other season? But you don't you find yourself not enjoying it. Or when you're like, I don't enjoy the show anymore. You just like give up on it. I give up on it. I there's not there's not a lot of shows that I will. Drop because most of the time. It's like I've done enough research to kind of know. But I guess, okay. So I mean, those Hulu shows I dropped because I wasn't interested enough. And they weren't exactly what I thought they were going to be. Yeah. There's been a, but then there's even times where I'm like, dude. I was watching that show. I should go back and like see what happens. So another chance like I I did that with Gotham Gotham Gotham. I was like this is good. But not great. And see. I'm that way with verse where I won the CW verse. Like all I did it with those two super girl black lightning to tune in on every once in a while because it's a different universe. But I've enjoyed it. And I did like it. But I haven't watched in the past two seasons. And so I never got into black lightning in. But I talked to so many people who hate watch shows, and I don't get I don't get that where they don't like the show. But I'm watching it. Anyway. I think there's something like, I don't know certain shows. I can't even think of an example. But shows that are like so bad. It's good those fair. But that's true. Or like, I also think I feel that way. Little liars is gonna I was gonna say like pretty little liars. I feel like especially like the last probably I would say even like four seasons. You guys were the first season. And I was like this is ridiculous. Like, the I like the last four seasons are like, but they're yeah. They're gonna win sane like so insane. And I don't know. But also, I was just like I'm so committed at that point. I think once I commit to a show. I'll I'll pretty much always finish it. But I'll like if I want I can watch like a few episodes like two or three and if I'm not into it, then I'll stop. But if I like invested season's upon seasons. No, like, I'm I've, obviously I'm like I've signed up for this. I gotta finish. So so what so supernatural that's one of the shows that I've stopped because I watched the first five seasons they were pretty good. And then I tried to get through six. I'm like this is terrible. And then I'm there on like season third. They're doing their three hundred episode. And I'm sorry Josue. They're almost they're almost like we're almost there. We are the podcast supernatural. We should be that after season six though. Well, I think like sometimes I'll watch shows and I'll have to take a break from them for a while. And then I'll come back and finish them. So I don't know if that counts though, but supernatural one of those shows I've watched a ton of supernatural, but I stopped. I think I made a way past season six. Sees us season two. I think I was like season eight or nine or something like that. But then in the back of my head. I always tell myself that one point maybe I'll go back and finish it. Like, I think it took me years to finish breaking bad because I could only like watch a little bit at a time because it was like so emotionally draining. And it made like I just was like I can't I need a break. See that makes sense there shows like that that I haven't like so yes, I don't there are some shows. I can't bend. So I think one of the best properties for binging shows. This this comes from Roger Prowse in the fan of maniacs group, he wrote or he wrote in until his the marvel net. Netflix shows those shows were designed to be binged like eat. The the episode ends on a cliffhanger and picks up like two seconds after that cliffhanger, and sometimes it's like one continuous scene. And you don't even realize that you're at in a new episode until the credit start playing because that's they were designed to be binged. Let's see. Yeah. I have to stop myself 'cause was like one o'clock, and I'm like, I got to work tomorrow. Yeah. Amy murray. She wrote in said friends, big bang, theory, Gilmore girls, all Star Wars and back to the future. So she's got on wars is definitely an rebels. See I loved rebels. I have had a hard time getting going in clone wars. And I guess the first seasons are kind of like if you just got got burnt through those seasons when they figured they haven't figured it out. Yeah. See I can burn through a couple of episodes. But I have a hard time burning through seasons. I mean, that's like we've talked about. There are so many things to watch. Now. It's no longer the days of, hey, we've got three channels. We're gonna watch something we now all of this media is like walking into the bookstore. You don't walk into the bookstore and say I have to read every book in here you walk into the bookstore. And you say, okay, what kind of books do? I like, and you go and find the books that you like, and maybe you'll find other books later, but. Young adult fiction Saifi and art books, of course, of course, of course. All right. Okay. Let's see. So on some other feedback from other episodes. We're going to wrap up the binge discussion. Now, we've been going for a while. I didn't realize how how tense we got. So last week we talked about phantoms, and what phantoms were so Jared elder road and said, so the last podcast, you guys talked about your favorite phantoms, and what it means to you different bantams where they can be found really everywhere the chess club could be your phantom anywhere. You go to find solace in friendship. So what are your guys the top three phantoms? And we talked about our top three phantoms on the last show. I found it really interesting that Jared put in the anywhere, you go to find solace and friendship 'cause we kinda talked about that. But not not one hundred percent Patrick Clark. He wrote in to the Fatemi he said tabletop RPG's. He's deeming one campaign right now and playing in another wished he had time for more. I I think that's all of us strength training, which not a fan of that you normally associate with fandom but one hundred percent of phantom. He says, I'm not progressing as quickly as I'd like. But I mean, I'm becoming increasingly obsessed which that's cool. My best buds is that's his phantom as exercise and strength training to. And then just trying to give me go the gym with him. And then his third his third phantom is hero pulps, which I found really interesting. He says, doc savage, the shadow the ISIS slippery, do the pulps. Yeah. What is hero pulps so back in? Oh, this was this was a long time ago back in I was born while you're over that. I was any of us were might even be before my dad was born. So the hero pulps. I want to say where like in the twenties these the pulp era for my dad was born. He's only two hundred thirty seven. Okay. All right. You're not talking about seventeen twenty s right? Yes. Yes. Pimpernel all that stuff. Eighteen ninety six to the nineteen fifties. So the term pulp drives from cheap wood pulp paper on where on which magazines were printed. So it's basically the cheap throwaway magazines, which is why it's hard to find some of them now is because. They were printed out really cheap paper bolt fiction generally refers to run of the mill or low quality literature because they were filling up magazines with these, and, but there were a lot of really respected authors who wrote for pulp magazines modern superhero comics Patrick went on to explain this. A lot of modern media owes is owes its existence to the broad range of material published then even while outside the stuff that he read so superheroes. I mean think about Tarzan tart, the original Tarzan stories were pulp stories so modern Sifi grew out of whole. That's so we have a lot to lot to thank pulp for it's fun. It's it's kind of fun to go back. I read some pulp Sifi back. So are they like comic books and convinced they're they're like naral, they're like novels like some of them. Some of them were comic like they would draw like they'll comics in them. But most of them were just like short stories. Like short stories. Yeah. Okay. So they were like many books. Yeah. Yeah. That's a good description of them just like really short books. Okay. Yeah. And they were cheap, and you can get them, you know, for super cheap because a lot of times they were targeted at young boys and young men. So it's. That's why I don't know about. Yeah. Well, and there were some there were some like it was also kind of an early adult. Like romance Harley by I don't know about those like because they put they you know, they could hide them. I think that's actually a baby I'm only six months ago when we say she was born yesterday. No, no. That doesn't work. Okay. So no. You know, that might be a fun one to do a do a podcast episode on those called the Tijuana poll puts on I don't remember. Yeah. So all right. We got an Email from the William the second. It was subject titled stranger danger where he says, hi guys and new person insert suspicious framing. So you know, he's a he's a little concerned on. Wait, wait. Wait. Wait. I should have done that. I should have been. All right. So he he's a little wary. He's gonna wear Taylor. I I get that. But then he says, oh, she likes Buffy and cheese. Then she's okay with me. And Veronica Mars sweet so v William the second test passed the test. He he says, I William the second the first patron do hereby declare that Taylor is a lumberjack. There's a punchline to that. Okay. I was just going to say there's a punchline to. No, no. You ruined it, Nick. I was gonna see if any of the fan of maniacs. Would know what that meant? So. Hey. Oh, jeez. Thanks. Thanks for ruining that thanks for ruining that. So everything that's a great binge where they show Adam ruins everything she watched that. So anyway, he he says I was trying to make a joke. Monty python? He's lumberjack. And he's okay. Or in this case? She's okay. Get it. Now, Jeff Jeff would have gotten it. So yeah. Yeah. No. We'll Jeff Jeff is still missed. He is. He will always be missed. I don't know if Jeff knows that lumberjack K. Well, when you see him cuisine and report back to us next week. Okay. So the William he he wrote it so in his Email, he covered an answer to Jared's question. He says fans can be big like comics or small like disc they can be generic like art or specific Naric. Yeah. Are is pretty generic you basis. You're is generic your basic. Yes, sir. Or? I think make did you just hit Brandon? The microphone. My dropped my headphones disgust. I didn't know how to slam door on a podcast. Brandin can edit in a door slamming. Yeah. But he's not gonna take the time. For reporting late, and this is going out in the morning. So so he says specific he says they can be specific like rarity the pony from my little pony so long as it makes you happy and doesn't hurt others. I I like that. Yeah. I like that a lot because there are some times where you can have a legitimate fandom. Like, you can love disc golf. But if you love disc golf because you like throwing the hard rubber frisbees at people. That's not okay or hitting Brandon on the podcasts through the microphone. So he says then go enjoy your thing. He responded to Taylor. He says what I'm watching? I'm actively watching the good place and the rookie and enjoying both of them very much. But boilers highlight to review that doesn't work on on an Email. I highlighted it. Didn't change at all. Oh, okay. I'll actually it did. Got white text. It does. Oh, no. So wait is it gonna make it go? God. Clicking out of it. Good lord. So. Can't do that to me Brandon. You've watched this is the first season of good place Wheeler. Oh few. I thought it was the news. Yeah. All right. So he talks about how he's chewing through titans, and it's tough to swallow. It is it's different. It is very different. It's not the comics. But it's it's still fun. He says he's seen young Justice out six episodes of young Justice outsiders, and he's pretty disappointed. I think it gets better. Hey, quit reading the spoiler. Dick, dick has been dropping the ball and both his personality and animation model seem off. I think that has to do with the way that they're trying to make make it for older audience. He he recently finished. How not to summon a demon Lord? It was funny but the amount of quote boob physics in the show. Got a gnawing even though I might have to watch. Now. Wait are these actual physics about dupes? Well, I need to learn. So this this is a thing in video games. Anime a lot. He says good grief, even the big bad had armored boobs that jiggled the armor jiggled and he's got viral in there. So I got check all this other one. Okay. Add to check all the other white space to see if there was there are spoilers. I didn't know you could do that in Email. I am amazed, sir. All right. He's still recommends chilling adventures of Sabrina eventually someone will watch it. It's on my list. It's there's just so many. I've watched it me me the second. Course you have. I love it. So and in Lena have watched two episodes. And then I think missing basil came like right as we started watching it, and we had to go to miss mizzle. And we haven't come back to it. So he says it's Breen was great because they released like a special Christmas episode, which I really enjoy it. This is like a nice Christmas present around the holidays because I think the the first season came out at like the Tober. Yeah. And then all of a sudden they were like we're releasing a Christmas episode. So I thought that was intended to watch it like we enjoyed the first two episodes that we watched. We also feel like it's probably not one we can watch round the kids. And so it's, you know, a show once they go to bed, and so it's just whether or not we are too tired to just go straight to bed or not old married. People. Those ones are harder to watch then married old especially when you have to watch him together. Right. See that's the worst get through show having to watch the show life, man. No, it's only because it's like ten thirty. And we finally got everyone in bed, and then it's like. So let's just go to bed so Taylor. Imagine the scenario. I imagine the scenario. There's been over for like three hours and she won't let Lena like go to bed Taylor has fallen asleep on the basement floor mattress. That is a good mattress. There's a reason why keep it there. So imagine the scenario Taylor. You are watching a show on Netflix that has multiple seasons there because you are engaged with it. And yet you have promised somebody else that you would watch it with them, and they are tired and wanna go to sleep. And you wanna keep watching it? How torturous is that Hugh? That's why I say it's the worst dual dealbreaker. So. Yeah, I am sorry. Whoever it my future boyfriend is listening. Now, I'm sorry. I'm not gonna wait for you. We for you. You have watching it whenever I want, and you can just deal you can watch your own show on your own time. My wife says to me we should watch this show. We've been awhile since we've watched a show together. And I'm like, yeah. It has been a while. Because of the reasons I just explained. And so I got the great idea. She would love the good place. Because honestly, everybody loves a good place. I have yet to talk to anybody. Who's like, I hate the good place. William Williams said he didn't like the first season. Visit he called it. In the first episode the first couple episodes were a slow burn the I agree with him. I didn't find it. Why was completely naive? It wasn't until about halfway through the first season that I was like, okay. I like where this is going now. I didn't call it at all. But I I think that I didn't want to there's a point where like I could try to figure stuff out a lot of the times. But it's like I just feel like I should probably not try to do that. Because then I in all enjoy the ride better. Yeah. And so I've kind of conditioned myself to stop over analyzing things try to guess what happens at the end. Well as long as you don't hurt anybody else by doing that NASA. But no. So I've got I'm watching the good place with my wife now, and we went back to season one to start watching that, and we can watch a couple of episodes a week usually is what we get to. And I told her I'm still airing right now, and I'm caught up. So I'm going to keep watching the new ones. And because we started a show that I've already seen all the episodes for. She's like, no different. You've you've seen all the episodes. And so. That's the best of both worlds. People is. Yeah. I think that's the only way I'd be able to do it is like I was showing my significant other a show. Hi, my name's Monica Mars. Yeah. Like I'd like all right. We can watch Veronica Mars together. I just have I try to be very careful though, watching it with her because I really enjoy the show, and I have a really good friend. Who would be all about doctor who except he hates Dr Who because he tried to watch and his family was like you need to watch doctor who he's like. Okay. And so they all sat down to watch. Dr Who and he's like, I always knew something was going to happen because everybody stopped watching the TV and started watching me, and he's got ruined the experience. So yeah, I've got to be cancelled alone. Then gosh. Yeah. So that's really what we're taking away from this never watch TV shows with anyone just binge him. No. That's not true. All right, guys. We're going to wrap this show up. So the we've asked a couple of things, but the big question I'm going to ask at the end of this episode is what is your current obsession? What are you doing now? Yeah. Yeah. I'm not gonna eat. Some of those other words, I tell you those two lads in London don't be like them. So what is your current orgy? Thanks, nick. Thanks. All right. That one was for the kids are so what what'd you current obsession? What are you? What are you doing now next week? So you guys know our topic is overlooked phantoms, the things that are great that are looked down upon by others. So you can also send us your overlooked phantoms. If you want us to talk about them next week with that, I guess all I have left to say is until next time. Do have to turn it off. Finally because I am no longer watching. I fell asleep. Now, I'm still gonna watch. Just one more episode may the phantom be with you.

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The Breakup (ep 51.)

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37:34 min | 1 year ago

The Breakup (ep 51.)

"I'm just as bad add up as ever baby episode fifty one. I can do this ever. I'm not going anywhere episode. Fifth fifty was nice. Fifty was a good start at cleared my throat so to speak joe bell. I know you feel the same way. Yeah i mean i thought fifty was such a good conclusion. We made it fifty episodes. We add the clips and you know. I mean we ended it. Well we have song where where can we go from now from here. You were in like retirement mode. You were like where's my watch. <hes> i need my birthday. It my cake that you give me whatever tire and i was just like i was just g- recent up. The sleeves may just rolling them up. I don't understand how you have so much much energy for the house getting ready for the next fifty to do another you do another show now yeah. I'm going to do a whole 'nother show after we finish this exhausted. I i feel like my goal has been met. I got you to your show. Your your show. You're gonna have people who know about fancy talk about is gonna be a good show. I did it i i was. I'm like a pace car. You were a bridge quarterback right now. I've drafted my first round pick and i'm. I'm not a star star quarterback. Here's the thing here's what turned to every week. You should use your dependable. That's not good. I don't wanna be defended adventure there. You know eighty percent success is just showing up and baghali showed up forty seven of the fifty weeks you were here. I was yeah you were here and you know what i might not get. If i try to get somebody else's dependability. I might be stuck like i was when you were in a why do a ten minute. Episode was not running down. My nose was because no one showed up. That's that's what i might get. If i don't have a job l. that dependability you know when we had when we ask somebody out there there has got it all got the dependability he he prepares for episodes. That guy been drafted yet. Maybe because i'm in the way here taught me interim coach. Are you saying i need to dump you before. I forget on one of those one of those apps. You say i need a podcast. Tinder bucket the gender podcast host. I'm assuming be part of the group here. I mean maybe i'm just like i feel like i'm a monthly guy. Here's a guy can do a good episode once a month. I feel like you feel like you're underestimating yourself especially. What's your underestimate. Did you not listen to myself listen. We've got a strong for the very a angry then you listened to the song. Do you listen to the song last week. I listened to it through the wall yeah. He didn't listen to it after the piano and everything was added. No maybe you should go doesn't should i wish i could give it to you man which i gave everything i have to the listeners i just. I don't know if i'm the guy here's the deal i need. Somebody i mean nate peterman peterman. I looked good. I looked good at the beginning. There was a lot of promise now. People were writing songs about me. Peterman can cause me that was that what that song was. You know he was talked. It's a lot about on hard knocks last night. You know he's hard knocks down. I know and i saw a tweet tweet that was like oh. Maybe maybe peterman better than you'll think now. I can't i can't do this. Another year can't job here at least made me talk about fantasy football. You know how reserved you are joe. Bell now reserved. You are how we how are dynamic works because you know i'm i'm up here and you're kinda down there. You mellow it out. Mellow the audience out lately. I haven't been like that. I've been on edge. Who's going to be yet true true you don't you don't know what you're talking about right. Vietnamese food is raising. I agree. How do we get back to my mouth. How do i get back to join the pod. You get some of those drugs wife zone from the wisdom teeth. Hydra coton's just to just to have a little bit. I believe the guys from the football left some evan williams over there. Take a quick swallow. So what are you lay it out for me. Joe bell you won't you won't once a month. You wanna be on the show once a month. I i want your you to have the fancy nc football show i don't wanna have i wanna have on her fantasy football. I can't do this. I boost mid i for you crossing the line gets you like maybe they watched it. He gave maybe if i curse spence will get rid of me. Maybe because i didn't even play fantasy football you had you had a spot. You had to fill and you were like joe. I just need you for for for a season and now i've done fifty episodes about casco fizzy theater. I don't watch football the posters. I don't watch football. I don't know what to tell you. That's that's irrelevant. We have talked about football twenty four weeks. I know yeah right. You got the weekly football show. It's good consistent. You got the pros on here. They're talking about nathan peterman. They're talking about <hes> drew. Bledsoe see listeners listeners. That's where this is going where this is going. If i'm here for another year and then i come in once a month with energy and we talk about a subject t._v. Show we one month. We do <hes> sprinters next month. We do dark next month. We do <hes> some thing can binge watch the whole show we talk. We break it down because right. Now you just come in and we talk about my life but i don't wanna share my life with anybody. I don't even like talking but i somehow i have a show where i'm recorded in on the internet that i can't delete where my inner thoughts thoughts and emotions are being pulled out which i hate somebody got to you. I'm got to men. I'm ruined buddies to you. I'm flustered. I'm a broken shattered added person. I can't do a podcast somebody on the couch with evan williams into poker on the phone. It's trying to con- they barely make their work is not even a coffee pot here so coffee here so this isn't even an outlet for you anymore. More like it is for me so this is somewhere. I can come when i am frustrated with work. When i am frustrated trade with my life and i can come here and i can enjoy myself ragged and have fun and that's not enjoying for you. That's what you're saying. No you're just more work for you. You're naturally good at it. I'm i'm not i just feel like i'm this disappointing and i don't want to put in a lot of effort to prepare for because i don't even know what to do just like i'm not ah it's like i'm trying. I'm trying to play quarterback and i'm starting quarterback man well. Actually i'm not your the quarterback essay to find it. Keep going yeah yeah. Well sicom receiver that. Maybe should be catching a bike. No no three passes a game like site. Sly guy and i'm going across the middle and you're like here. It's your turn jo. Am i know i my good at this. I need some water didn't take civil hunter yeah. I've got mine. I got sewer. Three good catches a game me man. I think there's a lot of sad listeners right now. I think they heard it last week and they were like look. They don't care they'll be back notably even the mention me on the voice mail. There was one guy said spence. Yeah congratulations dispenser in his multitude of guests like bob in the same guy forty seven out of fifty. You didn't even know no. I'm here. It's your show man to be to be fair. I think the guy that's in that voicemail has not listened. He was just being nice because he was the best man at my wedding. Let's say you don't think you don't think that somebody just telling you. You're going to do two weekly. Shows use these. I'm doing it now right now. What's the deal. What's wrong with more months and do it. I could do it. I make time how what is what is the ceiling of this episode thing this of this of this experiment us of menu doing the at times off aw i told you in the very beginning that i don't care if two people listen to this. This is fun for me. This is an exercise for me. Eh this is like working out. I don't believe this is something i get to flex. I don't believe you. I believe make believe you that. It can't be successful and he's still still be fine with it. It's been a year adequate depends on what you say. You're saying if we like made money off of this. I don t that doesn't seem like it's just success to you on. Why sharron get other people he gets on a network was that we haven't even talked about that off the air. What does that mean are you trying to say might have been nice here what they had to say. Just want to see if we can do it really sort of see if they were like yeah. Please come come on and then i might have said no. I like to go to auditions. I liked an offer me apart and i like to say nah. You're not really good enough for me. Yeah that's what i like to do. You have a c._b._c. yup some essays at talking with mike soon as little whispers happening. This is serious stuff. Dude this contract negotiations. Facing rose goes up say johnny remember. They don't want to tell johnny johnny. Tell told told me i'm making sense on. No don't know johnny. You could replace me. I think no job. I enjoy your part of the podcast. Ask you made the analogy that you want to starting quarterback. Maybe not but you're a hell of a fullback in their in their report the art of the team block you buy your vision gas station. I'm occurs full fullback. Get a game zero. Maybe one might get a one on your allergy but they pancake the heck out of salambak. I'm happy with fullback. I wanna get once a month. They protect the quarterback. I wanna go. I wanna do great great work once a month perfect me i don't like i don't wanna give up on the team. I'm quitting. I'm just saying hey coach. Scale me back a bit. I don't have the record record man. Maybe i need to do something else. Maybe if i played one quarter coach if i played one quarter that's that'd be my best. Keep me fresh even yeah. It's gonna be great great quarter. You're like when you're like. Gronk comes back midseason. You're like i just didn't want to go through training camp just to put me in the glory when you do you make it spencer. Give me a call go. I'll come back. Come back for a second. I'm upset. I'm said of what i'm hearing. Jeff jeff really thought you were going to stick it out. What's with all this extra kula regular activity. I am sticking it out. I'm here. I'm at fifty one. I was was like fifty. That's the great and yet i'm here. You got to probably be here next week. You got at least come back next week. Make fifty to make it a four year. They get a full uh-huh yippee millionaire seventy five jo say maybe go to sixty. How could you poor louder. I've never heard anybody poor. That loud style. It's like he's running. Bathwater it really oh yes well. I hesitate to s this. Do you have a c._b._c. He got see. I got c._b._s.'s about meeting etiquette. Not only this meeting etiquette. I've been in meetings all week long and we have this guy come in from offsite offsite off-site off so we had a whole crew of people coming in off site and one guy. They pretend like they more than they anytime anybody from a company dough. Doc comes in from the outside. They're like yeah. No i know exactly what's going on but tell me anyway. That's my attitude. They have now. Most of them were great but there was one guy very smoke very arrogant about his points completely disregarded when i made points but it was in which i'm i'm fine. Somebody's like that but you better know which talking about this guy didn't know anything he was like. It was like five pages behind yet. He's still was the most arrogant smug dude. It was very very upsetting. So if you're if you're that guy in a meeting and you stop don't be like <hes> meeting etiquette meeting etiquette because always roles in meetings like that i think and in a we have our list of core values here on the wall. What numbers that joe bill meeting etiquette uh twenty eight hundred twenty eight hundred. I wanna talk about c._v._c. v c nine hundred and ninety four this week shit. I wanna talk about inspiration twenty two okay inspe- they do equal twenty two. I didn't notice i want to talk about inspiration joe bill which is a good one. I picked this before before. Even you brought up the topic of how you were going to bail on me. How are we gonna toss me overboard. I never know you're taking this. You're taking that's the problem learn negotiations. You're taking like no coming backs mr. I'm just asking i'm just going. Hey maybe do something else. Maybe do some indifferent to help the team. You're not throwing me overboard what you're doing is you're coming to me insane. Can you please push me off the boat. Can you please just push me off the boat. I feel just be steering. Maybe you look let me cook spencer steering steering i've it several icebergs just turn on the air conditioned addition every once in a while so good tip for our producer right now too yeah my knees sweating our boat engineer. Where are the positions sins on a boat. You got the captain dr bernard you stubborn. You have the engineer first mate for sure second. Make yeah yeah inspiration. I want to be in charge of recreation recreation. I want to organize craft tub. Sure man sure i could be there anyway. Go ahead. What inspires you. I don't know man exactly. That's my point about. It's right. We need to stop using that word. I'm using that word. Zach needs to stop talking inspiration yeah. I don't think anybody truly gets inspired. I think you can be motivated but inspiration. I feel like that's more rare than the way people use it. I can't remember a time where i saw somebody do something. I was like man. That's expiring man that makes me want to get up in the morning. No no my overcoming adversity you. You don't think that's inspiring. I can't remember the last time i was shown something like that and i think the very idea of someone sitting me down allen or showing me like hey. You need to watch this person store. It's inspiring well. Maybe if that come across it organically yeah don't put it face because now already resent it. There's pressure a social pressure. It's like you you want you. You expect me to feel this way now. I need to come across. It got something. Johnny pulled the mic to you about rudy rudy. It's been a long time since i've seen rudy. Was that based on a true story. Yeah sure that's cool. He worked worked hard. He worked hard and he got shot got an opportunity. You can work hard and not get an opportunity. All the time like that doesn't instead coup story is great for that guy doesn't really make me wanna work harder. I always want to do the best at everything anyway in fact there's no telling the societal harm rudy has done a lot of people people overworking and stuff. They're not good at false. False hope to people is very dangerous like tons of people playing football for no reason sometimes you don't get back on the horse. Not everybody's a cowboy no guetta guetta. We'll get a bleep fifty feet. Turn listener. Maybe cycle off right right now. I mean i mean every week off before. What about that joe bill. What if we took the reins off. What if we could actually be like who we are all the time now. Why would i don't know maybe i'd like that. You don't think the me that's like like a game table. You don't think that would be different style from trying to attract a they'll do a p._g. Version then do risky because i mean like what if we lose our job the judge whatever i'm that way right now keeping us just keeping all my threads tied together the fact that you can provide us keeping my sanity died so that's why it's so risky to that. Maybe if we start a new podcast was pseudonyms sure izzak thrashed different names tagged jack drescher. I'm from louisiana. Just somebody no one's ever heard of ever never will hear of like it what else we got. Did you bring advice. Column can only imagine. I don't know if we needed to keep doing vice after after v host fifty. You didn't kill another killing other segment random wiki. I know i came up with it. I come up things. Officer seemed to be good at that with spitzer. I don't wanna do it anymore. Daughter do know if we just did advice. I can do a weekly advice episode. That'd be awesome. Only advice forgot. It wants to work less. You've given like three different show. I only advice only by like a five minute advice advice interlude. I think you should just come. Do ten minutes a week by yourself or you're just use you. Just do it adolescent. Yeah i don't know about that. Maybe you ride the questions. Maybe i don't know i'm gonna pull back the curtain a minute. I'm gonna pull back the curtain. What does that mean when we got joe people behind the scenes. It's pretty explain it toward had soldiers couple of episodes ago. My mind doesn't get those. Were those phrases yeah. I had a listener point like joe. Bell got that one wrong. I was like i think that was the point point. I think be myself yeah yeah awesome now. I'm staying. I'm staying now. Thank you now. This is kind of break-up denial right now. Is this that night where we we both know it was over but we're like every other episode is like there's we're on fumes knows never been quite this episode. You were on edge. How how is upset <hes> but i feel much better now after after what you're inspired by something now. I don't know the like you what is going to play so still enjoy being here having fun. I want to do a weekly episode. The last time one of us sat break was <hes> the post post ism episode. No such brilliant ups so it was great. I feel like we went a new direction though we're still been you don't like getting in a rut of doing the same segments. Every week is what you gotta change that say what we're not came in here and you met johnny fair for the first time and he told you about your love for potatoes and how you didn't mm care about people licking ice cream and that you bought your fish from a gas station joe beltran hide it but you face it lit up son. You couldn't hide it in your eyes this past mino- car you enjoyed not. Maybe i'm a little cautious because last time this happened. It was set up talking about your pear. Sauce your uncle. Yes told my i told my cousin to do that but he was a listener and he did come to me beforehand. With that and i was like you gotta tell him because he wasn't going to do that because he didn't want to be stupid embarrassed i but he came to me with that. Where are we going to start. Where's the advice. I guess i'm just trying to pick you up and i'm picked up. I'm going to go. Oh back listened to that song. I check the fancy theater email. Nothing oh is that nothing people email us on the show to keep going. You have to email us fantasy theater camila podcast dot com yeah emails anything if you won't joe bell to leave emails. If you wanna stay emails right. We'll see how many says if twenty listeners different listeners email the email fancy theater podcasts kazan. I need to stay. We didn't even get twenty voicemails. We'll get twenty. Emails fake contests anyway. Eh advice no no no. I'm advice one thing. I want to bring up. You know i need some advice. I i don't know all right you know the d._m._v. It's a bad rep doesn't it. No one wants to go the d._m._v. but i was at the d._m._v. We recently met. Let me tell you what they do rack. Let me tell you what i love. You ticket system the ticket system yeah. I love getting a number. I hate lines signs with a passion. I was in line the other day there. Was this woman that that acted like. We were just stuck in that air vent an elevator together. There was no one behind her but but yet she was right on my neck and there's someone above me so i can't really i'm like well. I guess i just go step out of the line. Will this be clear enough signal to back up. If i just step out over we're here. Everybody needs a ticket system. I'm done with lines joe bell. There's let me take a number and if you have someone for me to sit you build it you a building inside because i even find standing outside a ticket number as long as i can hear them. A numbers being called dumb donald like get rid lines man. We don't need them if the d._m._v. can do it. Why can't everyone else do it. It's a good for you d._m._v. Thank you d._m._v. good for you. You think that'll be more controversial than we talked about. Running over all people last week probably good he long <music>. I'll email the show about that. He likes the d._m._v. Now is guy this socialist podcast now. I knew this was coming. The town joe's voice anyway. Johnny fair did say earlier that <hes> you know. He doesn't know you but he's like. I don't think is <hes> truck has exhaust pipes. That's a good call good. Call not the type the type the bad way gumma cummock comment about the d._m._v. system of course. That's why we put a black mike in front of you. I'm gonna disagree with that wholeheartedly. You'd like lines. Do you know not not really but when i go oh and there's no ticket system and somebody cuts in front of me. I get aggravated but when there's a ticket system somebody's still cuts in front of me is like i have a number and used do cut in front of the frustrates me to know. How do you not go show you numbers on it. You gotta take some initiative. You gotta get say like. Did you say number seven because that's what this says so soon collapses if no one takes responsibility right on you they gave you the infrastructure to protect. I'm glad we could give advice to somebody this week. Yeah it's changed life. I need to get more aggressive to lackadaisical to. That's what i think. It's like jon barry's lackadaisical. That's pretty common. Thank you guys no not any time once a month. Johnny was a month you get that advice. Johnny s good once a month. This is the first time i was in a <hes> gestation. The i'm following issue. It did not buy fish. I'm able to judge gas station stories. It's judgment free atmosphere for me in a story is good. Any content is fine. I was there to give them a fiji water. The solar woman comes in she <hes> she starts scanning stuff like going line by line scanning things and she's not like buying any of this stuff and she's happy as can be. I thought i thought i was witnessing like it o._c._d. Breakdown honestly maybe it's a wedding registry. Gotta have this beef jerky. Can i do one more of these new away. I gotta gotta get in the neil away. Muslim ready to cook in a game made here. They're incredible. Don't wanna hear anything else. <hes> teddy remains you new. She's got no. She's got like it almost looked like a car key fob. She's going item by item and she scanned. She's happy as can be happy. I don't know what was what's going on. I really don't i try to google. It and somebody talked about a price. Checking people like some people price checking system. They'll go and they'll make sure that stores are being honest like maybe that was it. I get paid for this. You didn't look official yeah yeah so that's the thing there's a jennifer lever. It's a sticker on like every gas station and some cash registers if you look for it. It'll be like approved by some kind of thing. There's another government cyst at least she. She's got something open you know she does he enjoyed. It was good at it. People talk about you gotta. If you ain't shell out a be no man i haven't done anything since i've not done anything different in my life at all. My wife did get her wisdom teeth out. So if you can't keep eighteen keep keep the wisdom teeth keep not worth. The trouble began have a little bit of tooth pain. I just let my income in just let him go. I just let them go now. Good eventually. They'll oh come out yeah yeah. We lose them all visually to write this. Don't go don't that surgery. That's a scam time up all surgery injury. Yeah never go under the knife for any reason joe bell. What does she said any revealing things and he funny things. She's been on the she was. There's like lucid can be plus. No fun no wasn't taught was she was she was soon share like she looked loopy with their phone and i grabbed it. I was like i think i'll be taken that for the next couple of hours and then i thought she was like no and she typed on my on my phone on the notepad. Tots what's man. It was all just completely coherent normal stuff well. That's not fun at all so you just had to wait hand and foot on a normal person yup pretty much and you got to go to work and and you gotta come here. Well now take care of the dogs joe. I take it all back. That's all good. It's all good stuff. You got fun plans this weekend. Though it should be good to go nope no you gotta stay within. I'm i'm sure she got a little belches ringing hut. I'm in the middle of an online match balls man. I mean even play smash in a while. Maybe that's the problem. Definitely gotta get you. Smash game going on. Maybe that was how we were. We were connecting on a on a deeper level was smash. You and your laughed playing now. I guess all right then i saw plan in the that that connection was severed. Maybe that's it. Maybe joe bill. Maybe really better that. I'm not going to be as good as you probably. We still talk about smasher. Just yeah smash right. I mean it. Could i've been a number of things yeah that's true. That's true so it's not problem so i'm gonna other stuff. I'm good other stuff that pays off absolutely engineering baby yeah. Although i had a few people talk about your flooring take too god allied emailed. I read the email you don't have to filter all your all your transmute microaggressions through spencer email mel me. If you have a problem with my flooring takes our mother takes. I'm sick of your passive aggressive bullshit listeners. Maybe you're the problem problem. Maybe it was never spencer. Maybe it's you listeners. I thought he was a chemical engineer. It's always the listeners fault you said from the beginning is the fans who were wrong. My that's where my heart was telling me. It was right. I've got to fancy right. It could be worse could be worse than bad timing guest fans in to witness it and they couldn't be worse behavior. Almost don't even want to do the if you ain't. You just got to talk about some t._v. Airway technical way we can do podcasts without any and listeners would guarantee. There's no listeners. He does still put it on. I tunes because i want the yeah. Keep this up. I want the history past the thirty minute mark. Maybe we did it. Cut this three episodes back not smoothie to be continued. I can do to hour long. Episodes sewed each month. Let's do that's not actually crap our time to anyway. They're thomas. We talked about everything true true except for when we bring a t._v. Show something what if we should've joke about somebody who dies like a week later so yeah. I don't care don't care all right two hours a month motion picture. It's not a bad idea. I think about back back there. Hey there's a lot of good t._v. Out this month job l. Let's hear a lot of good shows the boys that came out earlier this month. If you have a started watching that you have started watching that i haven't watched morbid. First episode was excellent. Yes the boys awesome. Succession just came back this suite now. That's a once a week show which is rare these days but a love succession some of the best dialogue some of the most vile interesting characters on television and <hes> glow. Anybody watched glow been watching that yeah. We watch wrestling fans mind. Hunter minehunter comes back this month second season drops friday august sixteenth. That's that's about what it's definitely about serial killers nice. That's what it's about the u._s._o. You know the show criminal minds effort of it so like the you know the f._b._i. Profiles and everything mind hunter is basically the true true story of how that initiative came about thinking about serial killers and thinking about their mindset their motive and how they're created other than just following clues. It's about getting into their psyche and like they <hes> they do a lot of interviews a fictional show but it's based on true people in true events and they do interviews with bunch of serial killers. Charles manson is going to be on the upcoming season really really good tv cool mind hunter david fincher david adventure <hes> directed the first couple first season a lot of the first season. He's going to do the first couple of second season. You might need the whole thing. I'm not sure yeah mind hunter enter log good ideas. I don't get to watch a lotta t._v. And let's bachelor in paradise or daniel tiger's neighborhood tenure tigers neighborhoods that do you tell if you ate you ought to be daniel. Tiger's neighborhood tigers neighborhood. That's my son's favorite show he's too. They have a blue al he loves it blue blue allies. Oh i'll stop there but if you have time check it out neighborhood some p._b._s. Way days he's still those was cut p._b._s. thirty a._m. Check it out. Check it out. Righteous jim stones comes out sunday august eighteenth. Have you heard about this racist. Gemstones is <hes> danny mcbride show yeah oh yeah it's about a mega church in this <hes> pastora family and <hes> dating dating me brad grew up in the carolina carolina. You're from the south one that one nice the <hes> that's where they film most the show too and he talked about how they they can only do a faith-based comedy like this. That's aura obviously if you grew up in something like that and i completely agree with that as somebody who grew up in the church three times a week you have to have grown up in it to be able to make fun of it the right way in a place where you know a lot of people can be mean you know with the faith based comedy. It's not it's not about that. If you grew up in it you understand that it comes from a different place yeah and <hes> he clearly got that when i was listening to an interview about the show but john goodman's in it <hes> sam i'm gagging apparently plays what was described to me is rick flair as a baptist preacher wait for that he was in justified. He was in one ant man's he was in the hateful eight. Oh yeah yeah been in a lot of stuff a lot of moving parts going on yeah. Thanks thanks for telling me to keep talking sack. I didn't realize that's what i do. Yeah well joe bell. H ought to be the mic sir over here. Now probably wrap it up. 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WWHL @ Home: Porsha Williams & W. Kamau Bell Part 2

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WWHL @ Home: Porsha Williams & W. Kamau Bell Part 2

"Welcome to the Bravo clubhouse for the podcast edition of Watch. What happens live with me? Andy Cohen. Welcome to watch what happens live at home from the Hamptons I'm your host Andy Cohen last night we began an important conversation about systemic racism in our country tonight. We're going to continue the conversation with W. Kamau Bell and Porsche Williams Porsche. Instagram you posted an eight minute video of an Atlanta protest which quickly went. From protesters peacefully dancing in the street to police, using tear gas and flash bombs on the crowd. What do you say to potential protestors who are being scared off by these unprovoked attacks? Authorities keep going. They can't stop us. I know lifting I invest one of the reasons why I wanted to be there on the front line. First hand because I want to know what they feel before I. Even speak on it and I got teargassed. Have Milk Port in my face to like relieve my eyes from that insane burning, but he going because what they're trying to do is silence you once again. Okay? We have the National Guard here. We have the. The APD and the crowds can be peaceful, and they are trying to provoke the crowd in make them angry to make them act out so that they can turn on a camera and say. Oh look happened that these were protests turned awry. Don't do that. Be militant like our people like like people before US Martin Luther King. My Grandfather Reverend Hosea Williams listen. They were had dog biting them. They had work as They were of gas they were. They were killed in the streets with from the police. But time we have not received that just yet on that level, but it could possibly be going there so if you're at a process is not where the pitcher is not just to be out there. You are out there to buy. Stay focused on your mission, and that is to be heard and to be seen absolutely so I would just say. Don't let them intimidate US period and don't let the media intimidate you either because the media is trying to only focus on. On the rioters, the possible the what they call looting and that is taken the complete focus away from what the protesters is doing, so don't listen to the media. Keep marching forward. Okay for both of you know as a white man I have not had to think about my race very often, and that fact in itself is an example of privilege. What do you say to white people with little experience discussing race who were eager to fight for racial justice and want one educate themselves and put in the work, but. They're worried about stepping into a minefield and doing or saying the wrong thing. I can start on that. As, before be confident of doing and saying the wrong thing you're going to do say the wrong thing except. And when you say doing the wrong thing, do this thing that humans do wrong apologizing and working to make it better. You know this is stuff. They teach you on Sesame Street. Daniel Tiger like all across. Children's television is learning how to say I'm sorry and how to make it better so if you don't get me, go watch, Daniel Tiger and learn saying I'm sorry. As the first step then, how can I help? I feel like you're going to do the wrong thing. The history of black folks fighting a rights movement is trying. Things didn't work move onto the next thing. I mean that's his victory of changing this country Martin Junior wasn't born going. We have to go march on Washington what turned thirty five years old. He was Benton didn't happen, he would. He did a lot of things to figure out. How do I get this message across so white people be able to be corrected. Lead you the wrong thing, and if you get freelance. That's what feels Ford, so you know you did the wrong thing, but you know we already another situations. That's what feelings are for. So, are you? What are you going to add to this? Exactly. This whole conversation is intimidating. This whole conversation is uncomfortable even for me and I'm living in black skin so I understand. You know white people like they don't know what to say, but silence is is the worst thing to do. and excuse islands equals death. Was Death. Silence Equals Violence so I'll just say to white people see yourself in the movement understand that. If you don't make a move, then you will also be in trouble in the end. It's not just not be black people as you can see. They're putting these curfews and Marshall's laws. Starting to happen, everybody gotta go under house. Ain't just black. Right so I, would just they see yourself in the movement, and then take a look inside of who you are not may not necessarily identify as racist. But how many black friends do you have? Do you go online? and. If you don't, I would just say amplified leg voices passably. POW someone where the black podcast that you haven't to. The five black lives and what we're trying to do is an easy way to do it, and you can do it from home if you don't WanNa leave your house yet. Social media is very very powerful and I saw the other day. A lot of people joined in sued blackbox. One thing, but what's going to last long term? is you seeing yourself in the movement? When I used to sell furniture? I was the best salesperson because he sold furniture. Picture for a wrong go wrong. and. I was the best person because what I would do is I would make family visualize himself narrow I. Like you say you already are billy thin on the couch, drinking a beer and mom in the kitchen across and the daughter of me on the chair when the automates, if someone can visualize themselves, they emotionally connected, so we need to get that connection from white people in this. This movement and I think that's what happened. If I go back to people watching that video of George, more being murdered, they saw though that that white man's is hit. That police officers is they were blank, and if you have ever looked in the face of an abuser, which I had used them, I pass, and you see those black is it is striking it it it actually. It stuns done you and then if you look down below his knee, you see the helplessness of George more it will affect you and the amount of time that we all had to sit and endure his pain. He took his last Rep America took their first Brent believed back, and we have taken a breath. To make a change at truly truly believe that, and that's why you see people all around the globe who've been touched by this one black man here in America, being snuffed out by a policeman committing police brutality. Well come on. What have you had to tell your kids? You have three kids. What have you had to tell your kids about growing up block and what they should expect? And how did you do that? I mean I think that we were always very pleased with our oldest daughter at the the first one that we would like make sure that we were reading books including media in front of her that showed mult different types of people, incidentally people with skin like hers and told stories about about people's like. I think one thing that white parents have to do is stop. Stop just reading the basic kids books to their little kids and issue, reading books about people who look different than your kids. There's a there's a golden age of books, a kids, books and kids media. It's very easy to sort of make sure you're reading books about Muslim kids and black kids in Asian kids. Get get more than one type of median for your kid. The other thing yet another thing we did. When she turned four 'cause we had a racist incident. Happened had recently happened. Then we realized we. To believe dining, we over indexed on the happy stuff about being diverse, and now they talk about racism, so we actually went out and looks about like a kid's book about Jerry. Like a look like for little kids. Little imbibed of Marlene Junior. Yes, it is skipped some of the explicit parts, but it is a way for our your kids to hear the words. Harriet Tubman Marlene your before. The A teacher tells it too, and you don't know how that teachers are GonNa, do it, I'm that no shave teachers, but they have a lot to do. They don't always have all the information they need about. Every culture inside. One was the incident that happened that that spurred you spurred this on. On my birthday, which is why it's remember. So well me I got thrown out of I got told to leave a cafe because they thought it was bothering my wife and her friends again. My wife is white. She was. They were sitting at outside table is called the book Cafe in Berkeley in Berkeley California. Oh, my gosh, and I walked the call. Come by and say hello, and I'm really bond live in historic. I went by I was carrying book by Selena Alco that I just bought about the loving couple who made interracial marriage league lacrosse all ESOTERICA. Bought it for my family. Feel like a woke parent feel good. Show by wife's friends and an worker from the cafe knocked on the inside and was like. Oh my God. Me Literal Bum's rush. Is. Next I'm I'm sorry they have been. I mean. For sure, but it's the venue that I knew at the time I couldn't complain too much about it because it was runtime Ferguson. Energy needs to be around Ferguson and Michael Brown ready need to be around me. I can't go to that any more. We. You're in Berkeley and we actually turned into a town hall meeting. But this is what I'm talking about. The cafe owner said we're going to do things to change not only coffee shop, but the whole neighborhood and talk about implicit bias. You put up a website. EMBIID did not. All the work on it was coming soon. And, for years nothing until those two black guys got arrested that starbucks in Philadelphia I wrote about my. And then he did the. Need to deal with. The brave of closing the coffee shop and selling it to the manager of the copy shops and. That's. Why folks all the talk. We talk with floor. We heard our green mile. Green. Book when you saw Green Booking I get it. I get that. Poor so I talked to come out about this a little bit. But how do you plan to talk to pj about the world that she's coming into? You know your. You grew up in a family of civil rights activists. What were you? What were you told in? What will you tell pj? Honestly if you would've asked me this If, you'd have asked me this a little while ago, I probably would said I don't know. But I'm telling you that there is something that has awoken in need to be active and to show my receives as Kamal was, say of what I'm actually doing and I think the conversation that are have with her is just that look what mom has done local mom went through. Look what? Look what I did for the movement and bit, and this is why, because we were treated this way these things where we have been oppressed this much. And I say on. We'll do it in that way. Because that's the way the other civil rights would want us to do. They would not have wanted their work to be in vain and a lot of people come to me now, and said your father be so proud of you. What do you think he would say and I think he would say? Use My life is an example. Use My mission us. Everything used us our failures all a bet in order to move forward, understand how you can elevate it to the next level, and that's just how you explain. Because by the time he gets the be my age. They'll probably still be some them, but she will know how to deal with in a different way and hopefully inbet- chained in her world at the time, but she won't be. She won't just be naive and not know she'll from my example, and that's what everybody can be white people. You can be an example for your kids. What do you think your grandfather would say about the world today? I can't necessarily say he'll be shocked because even after. His movement even after he marched at an older age, trying to still keep civil rights fighting a live it. We still we still receiving racism like this has been happening this. He would not be shop. He would just want to make sure that we were being active and we were doing our part. By the way, what do you think your grandfather would think of you? On the realized size of Atlanta Oh, he would love it. He went and literally nobody knows this I've never had the chance to to say this I'm. Nobody's ever asked, but he's the call me his peach, so it's just crazy that I'm like you know holding a piece on housewives, but you know my grandfather in the movement. He was called the bull in a China cabinet. He was the the the the lieutenant. He was the one who were rally. Everybody together, and you know, get everybody in raising passionate about the cost though meeting. How I am is exactly how he was, he was just as outspoken and passionate as me. Well I mean this is a man who led the march from Selma, so all these years later to look and see what you're doing and the amplified your voice is based on your platform I've got to assume that he will be very proud of you. Absolutely would and speaking of Selma that march on Emma pettus bridge. It was the very thing that shocked America into action around that time, because everybody had the television in everybody started to watch it in a round meal time, and then they latch dreams, all of the migrant father, the whole movement livestream them seeing them getting be getting killed industries, some of the couple of down dolls like the brutality that the police put on those innocent. Non Violent protests shocked, White America interchange, and that is similar to the shock that everybody felt when they watched the video of George Lord like he like Kamal set in the comfort home, not even thinking about it. We're all trying to stay home and protect our family on TV commercials. We are one. You're really forgetting about the racism. You really forgetting about what we're really still living it because we're all saying we're all fighting together fighting the pandemic together and then Bam riding your face. You see the reality that black people are living yet again and I think that that just added to the level of shop put people. People in the same way did then and they ended up being able to vote after that, so I'm hoping that that shock can continue I really do hope that the conversations don stop and I really don't hope that anybody has to die, but I will say this. People are watching the TV now, and they're saying police still be brutal to innocent protesters. So almost like what they're doing is working against them. You know the president telling the mayor to not be weak and go hard on these protests Thursday cetera It's Ashland working against him because it's creating more footage of showing release police brutality. What we're fighting again and. Say. It's on white people as well because a lot of them are in line. Whilst. The other moment I would like to point out at. Ans- three kids. One is nine five three daughters. Willie make girls. That I've talked. Meanwhile, I could talk right nine year old and five about that video. They've seen enough of it to understand with there and we've had to explain to them why we think he's calling for his dead mall. A. Likely, but he's he's dead. Why would he out and my nine year old said? Maybe he sees her. Wow. It might nine year old sister, and do this and be and understand what's wrong and then go outside and on our side, walk in front of our house. Right? Black lives matter in blue chalk, so our neighbors can all see it a nine year old now? She's got pretty awesome. Parents I'm not saying that's not a part of it, but it. If a nine year old can get it, and by the way lack nine year, olds have to get it. They don't have a choice. A grownup white folks privilege he. Porsche. Have you been? Have you been in a text chain or in a chat with your fellow? Atlanta housewives through all this and what's been the discussion? Yeah I am an exchange with. NIIMI Tanya, in Marlow in. We've been talking about this. Since the beginning and recently we ended up reaching out to some of the other girls, and we're trying to come together to make something happen. We have something that we're working on. That will be. Putting out a little bit soon, but it. Definitely have to talk amongst ourselves and realize that it's it's definitely something that affects all of us. Black women and I mainly in many in all of us in Indiana definitely feel I'm sure candy as album. Feel, we have to put whatever we dealt with at that heated reunion. Aside because it's not about that it's about it's about US using our platform. You know and not feeling ashamed our platform, because a lot of people be like. Oh, they're you know they're cloud the other just again. Thanks to try to shame people into nat speaking out but I think that we will be do being in just our people not to band together and speak out and use our voices for was going on I. think that's great, but by the way. What was your reaction to the reunion? Portion you were you were funniest. Now I gotTa tell you. My reaction to union. I was shocked like listen Y'all had me at Home Right Listen Kamal Adham right hand my own alcohol, which is my my drink of choice, you know anything now. The House Lounge on a chain, talking to any and all these girls of course I'm GonNa? ACT UP. You know what I mean like. It was the perfect storm found I mean it was great i? Everybody showed up and show out it was it. Did you come up with those your titties or social distancing line? You just came up with that at that moment because if you did I, mean come out. You need a writer. Porsche is like. Fast! I actually came up with that. In that moment it matter of fact, it's funny because Dennis like you don't want to like you know. Come up with something to say and I'm like I. Don't do that like i. said something to me. My brain is so quick because of being on dish nation being with without radio, people are very quick witted. And Ricky is well being on that with him. He's a comedian Rickey Smiley so I. Think I've got some of that from him. And when I saw those Katie I was like yeah, those things are definitely not quarantine together. God. Do come out. all right. I think that's a great place to leave I. Thank you both for this conversation. This has been absolutely enlightening and and inspiring and I love. I love speaking to you both. Thank you so much for doing this. We'll see next time. We are continuing our conversation with Porsche. Williams and W. Kamau bell from United Shades of America, which premieres later this month on CNN come out. You posted a photo of a piece of sidewalk chalk art that your nine year old daughter did. Tell me about that. You know we were having conversations. I mean one of the of the one of the first pieces. March we saved him for she drove. She wrote the phrase black matter which he didn't even know what the letters were. She just copying. So she's been always talking about black lives matter with us. We've always talked about it. And you were in the car talking about people, not saying white people, not saying black lives matter and what that meant and we got home, and she just ran and got the sidewalk chalk and. Clay about it, she wrote. I'm black. My Dad is black. My Grandmother's black. My grandfather's black I'm black black lives matter and she has her accepting her black is even the her mom is white mob silence. She's. Yeah I am. Wasn't assignment I. Love You, think you. Adding Go. Art Show black was something that came out of her, which is most often. It's on there and. I. Love that Yeah I love that because you know a lot of time, the innocence of children is the truth of is really are true as adults. Honestly you know, and that's been a whole thing of why it's like you know sometimes me and my friends were out and we want to say something. It's like someone will say black. You have to say real low, and it's out. Out of this for us to show that we're standing up for black people were against white people, and that's not the case and his daughter gets. That is such a young age that she's not offending her mom by owning her blatantness in exempting, it's so beautiful that she can be black and proud and understand that it doesn't take away from her love for any other race. That's amazing. I guess I. Guess I might know the answer to this, but. Anyone, have a comment about how the administration has been responding to this whole. Is this every activists organizer re black. Press Guy No. It Oakland and Berkeley knew this was coming. Didn't know about was Kobe nineteen, but the minute he became president. Everybody was like. Get Ready. So anyone who surprised by this it shouldn't. You shouldn't be like. ooh, nobody's coming the listing again to the black. Ugo around you, are you actually? Are you thought well? I'll be fine. I think that's also the cells. Business is not me, but everybody. I knew this was coming at. You. Know just the order events is different. You're a comedian. Is there anything? Anything that you've taken out of what's going on today. That's made you laugh I mean. The kind of laughter, the Blackhawks Dude and French people do allies in the middle of of a horrible started in horrible situations, so we find laughter by quickly, and when I saw, trump hauled up that Bible he'd Never Helvin fiber. And that made me laugh is forum of drink were that there was something that was so funny about man? Holy Bible. But. When you look at the future. You both have young children. When you look at the future, what is the future look like for you, Porsche? Honestly that dead makes thinking about the future for my daughter. In this moment it all. It makes me emotional because you know this is not the world i. want her to grow up in. You know I don't ever want to imagine she would have to deal with Being in the home with her with her boyfriend, fiance, et, Cetera and police, coming in and lighting home up, and did them trying to possibly charge. Her boyfriend is same way as Brianna Taylor. I wouldn't want her to grow up in user boys as activists and try to empower our people about rights in in enlight. US Sandwich Sandra Blanche and Herbie keeled into care police. You know it's just like I I really truly and. And fighting this fight for my daughter's future, and for the the people in my family that young people in my family, this is not what we want to give their. This was given to West. This was given to West is put on us not by our black people, but by the oppressors, so if we can all come together now happily, she can live in. Have a better life than what we're dealing with now. Canal same question for you. You. Know I think. It's a big question because. I've had this. I in my life I've hadn't thought of like wait. We don't have to live in America. There, there's racism all over the world it. No countries free of institutionalize, oppression, structural oppression, but other countries do it differently. We don't have to stay here Again America. We're so ego centric that we get caught up in like America, being the best, but like I said I think Americans, experiment might be a rap shortly and we don't have to be. Your wife falls down around our ears. That's a sad thought. That is a sham and I'm not. You Know I. I love America I. would be this work by. Did you know like when I? Think about my kids? I don't want my love or Ego centeredness thing about this country of their life in that way saying where you're talking about your job or should i. The first time I've ever really had out like week. I'm going to hope that porsches. View porsches more optimistic view takes hold. Optimistic be doing the work the. Keeps me going I. It's just also I wanna see the work done so i. I'm a comedian. You know. I. Also like you know part of this still blacks. I got to be realistic. Thanks for listening to the PODCAST. Everybody hope you enjoyed the show. Remember new episodes. Go live Monday through Friday. At four PM Eastern time. Make sure you're subscribed. have a great, rusty or nuts.

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Pooping In Peace

Keeping It Kissel

30:33 min | 4 months ago

Pooping In Peace

"Well Gum to keep in a different version. Every time I don't know maybe I thought that was like the lean beyond the welcome to keep in it. Kissel. Yeah it. Just like the tagline linkages. Yeah I like it like that idea. It's like yeah I like. Who's that girl it's just yeah exactly? Welcome back folks in microphone. Now I am welcome back. Everybody and I shouldn't say welcome back. It's not like maybe this could be someone's first podcast with us. Welcome welcome to keep an Kissel. I'm Brett Kissel. This is CECELIA Kissel and together. We are keeping Kissel. Please follow us on Social Media at Cecilia Kissel at breakfast and our instagram page. We launched this lifestyle brand called keeping it kissel. That were very very proud of your brainchild. Your Ideas C. C. And I think it's awesome. I love everything about it. Everything that you've got a scrooge closer to thank you table thank you so today. We're talking about What has changed for you since you become a dad Changed for me since becoming a month. Part of me says I can just say what a change for me. Everything into the podcast. Oh my gosh. There are so many examples of things that have changed that. I didn't think I'd be that guy. I didn't think that this would change or when one of my buddies who had a baby or someone else like. Oh this is the way that it is like. Yeah not going to happen for me when I think we were a little bit different because If I look back a lot of times new parents or people that aren't even parents Have A perspective of that won't be me Mellon the blank Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and. Bob Won't be me you know and I do believe that we may be approached. It a little bit differently that we're like I don't have a clue on exactly what I'm doing going to do my best. I don't know but we shall see. One of the great encounters was the pregnancy. So when you were pregnant with meal for the very first time that was so special for me to watch your body change and to know that because we watched whatever. That APP was on our phones and that was so great. Getting a chance to see that inside your cooking little Acorn acorn that comes on that got pregnant. The APP the bump right and it becomes an avocado avocado becomes. It was awkward for me when it was an animal. When they say it's like it's the size of a Chinchilla on my own. You WanNa know. There is a different happen. I don't recall the name. So that the bump just does fruits and vegetables But there is one that you can convert it to physical things so like there's even one that it does it for like dudes that like football but it'll do like Playstation gave me like couch controller or an iphone or those kinds of things which is funny too but all of the things that have changed for you and I I mean I'll just speak for myself is that I believe that a shadow of a much better person right in comparison to who I was pre kids to quayum as a kid my patients my tolerance my acceptance my level of love is just there being a dad and boundaries or very believe me I am. I get into some stories but I. I always thought that I was meant to be a country singer when I grow up and I'm happy that that's who I am and what I do of course but I realized actually I was meant to be a dad and that is the best title. You've never said the only yeah now to me anyways. That's well there you have it. I'm so happy that you dance. Something new thank you. We'll our children made you dad. But but yeah I my wrote was more. I can't remember the last time I've had a hot cup of coffee. Maybe that'll never happen again. That change or I can't remember the last time I've gone to the bathroom without an audience. Right knocking on the door and it's so funny. It's like the kids would just try to like they. Just miss you go away. It's like good Lord and I literally think that's fine. I'm just GonNa sneak away completely preoccupied utterly. I want to go to the bathroom and I'm GonNa sit on my phone. It's like s-h-i-t the Manila. Nobody's the minute you're gone. Site coast is clear. And it's not. Yeah Oh yeah. It's so wild to me like what is fascinating about. But I in there while we're boop and I don't get it speak for yourself. I just be asked me. Why am I kids to be there? Heart caller is that they want an audience to. It's like I'm going like they're fully capable of doing it on their own but they want an audience to like I don't know and we know we're band is like. I wish someone would cheer for me. Every time he leaves because we kind of went through a thing when potty training that we would sing happy body to you happy party make it an event potty training tyler always says how come nobody celebrates when. I do do. I was thinking about the other day. When you're talking about a cup of coffee. I believe a lot of other parents will talk about. This too is that I was on a flight and I did not want a cup of coffee. I just wanted some water. I didn't need a cup of coffee but I realized I haven't had a hot cup of coffee to myself in weeks to jump on the upper just ordered a cup of coffee and I just enjoyed it just. I felt like this. Little Squirrel finally found my nuts. And I'm just like Oh this is so great and I wish nobody it's almost. Oh I thought Ethan our producer. I almost dumpster coffee. All over your microphone. Sorry see. That's are excited. I've got a hot cup of coffee right now. So Anti Tracy. I remember when her kids were little matthew number that she would try to get a hot cup of coffee would never work so the pot of coffee would wind up going cold so she just poured over ice drink iced coffee. I have many times too. So that is yes. That is one of the things that has changed time. It's great Another thing that has changed big time for us is. We do not have control over the music in the vehicle right anymore. That's true but you're a little. You had away lovingly. Say this late on me. You're more of a pushover when it comes to boundaries so the kids can get away with things like for me are rule in the vehicle. Is We each get a turn right no matter what so that way? You have to tolerate my music if I have to tolerate Daniel Tiger's neighborhood. Yeah Yeah although songs stuck in my head and I did you see that mean that was like what are you thinking about? Or like what are you thinking about in Paw Patrol Power Patrol there on the double bonus is like a brain you. That's all that's happening as songwriter. Figure out how to write a song. A country song was like legit non kid lyrics have as catchy melody as patrol or Daniel Tiger or wiggles or something like that. That'd be an instant hit. Its powerful shit man when we because our kids just didn't watch TV for the first number of months wasn't really a part of of anything until until the tour formula and like what six seven eight months started watching the wiggles and vowed I would not watch the wiggles I would not even Just didn't want to sit down with her to watch it was there. I would just resisting resisting it. Because I knew that as a musician these songs would get in my head threat and all I think to myself as do the propeller do propeller during the propel round and round or mashed potato mashed potato tatum to each other anymore to everyone listening to this right now. That will leave this podcast with all of these songs in their head because so there has to be like a a a point where you can download this crap out of your mind but anti Brenda kids are are eight and she still remember those songs she said they still pop up in the middle ninth. So yeah I think we're doomed. I think we are doomed. Yeah I was reading the mother goose book to the girls the other the other day and some of these nursery rhymes are sad or weird or weird so creepy and like I. I can't give an example off the top of my head and maybe because again like we've got a community going and everything like that that we'll be doing something either there if it's a nursery rhyme day oregon. This is like some seventeen hundred okay. That's fair that that said that is one of the things as well that I would have thought that bedtime would have been a little bit of a different thing. I don't know what it was that I expected but reading stories to the kids. I thought that in this day and age that reading stories would be obsolete and not popular anymore ipads and stuff. Yes for our generations children yet when I was a kid and my parents were kids and their parents were kids and whatever reading bedtime stories has always been a thing right. I think I don't know I never. I never grew up being read too. So yeah I didn't I didn't so I don't know I just know that we tend to do what our kids we've And a book at bedtime is just like super exciting like they get to pick out a special book and we all sit together and read it so it's become part of the routine one of the things that has changed for me big time. It's just something. I ought to work on in general but I swear a lot. I really liked to swear right. I think that there's nothing better than a well-placed f word to truly show your excitement or show your disappointment. The F. Word is one of the best in the world because it's multi now and it's a it's everything it's everything it's a verb at lake. It's funny yeah I can't say even s-h-i-t because the kids are sponges. Gosh yes I. Did you see that clip on instagram? I sent you the other day of She's saying she saying anyways it was the F. Word Yeah but she was saying island laughed. But I'm like really a crazed as well you were saying I don't know if to laugh or look away or whatever but yeah it was a little girl just for some context and she was saying some statement like it was like look at him or something like about her little brother and it came out. Fc FCC CA look at that little effort or maybe she said. Are you kidding me? Whatever it was that kind of thing to me makes me laugh but I know we could never do with our kids so swearing something that I've had to really I've never let a good Curse word go to waste either. I definitely enjoy our kids have never sworn because to me though is only one time that they sworn Yeah Mumia Yeah Miller said She was doing something and she said. Oh Shit yeah and I don't. I'm not the kind of person to be like. What are you doing? Don't say that I'm very like Oh what does that mean to. You like interesting. And she said Oh which means I made a mistake and I'm like okay. That's definitely for me. Then I say that a lot and I never thought I did I say it under my breath mutter it so like I kinda thought. I didn't think anyway. So obviously. That's eliminated for my vocabulary. And it hasn't been said since because I've been linked very aware I. There was a story about me when I was a little kid. Where hanging out with GRANDPA BEAR. Who would say sob all the time or the Lord's name in vain stuff like that? Those those are my those are my glasses and I went so mad. Son in the ditch son in the dead son in the ditch very cute. Yeah I think it's cute kids where I just. I don't know if we can let ours. No I mean. Let them if they're going to. They're going to do it but I don't WanNA encourage in any way because I'm we're well especially me. I'm thoroughly entertained by if you could tag soul like if you've ever posted your kids swearing. Yeah kids say the darndest things eyelid for child. Being in trouble for doing what they see is not really fair. We're also very careful because we have a little Aria. Who's a parrot? Yes you could say anything say that you love monkeys. I love monkeys. Save say that like you know copies. The best thing ever copies the best thing ever doesn't matter she she doesn't retain it like if you try to say that to me. She would say but why are doesn't matter she just wants to say what we're saying. So Charlie whenever he barks especially because kids are napping all the time in our house. So if Charlie barks because a Fedex person is out the door or blue the wrong exactly. He'll just let a couple barks and we catch it really fast. We would always say Sipa. Charlie that's enough and Aria. Now Anytime Charlie will bark and they both would say this Charlie the most current one which I never realized. I said this is mind blowing to me that I'm like they're just little mirrors of everything and the first time I heard Arias boat died. She said Kanta life to him when he tries to get up on the table. Or if he's doing something you gotTa Live Life. Charlie and I'm like I don't say it the way she says it. I see like get a life Charlie. Get Out of here but the way she says it is like with authority one of the things that. I didn't think that I would get into enjoy or be a part of was doing our girls hair and I've really enjoyed that. That is one of the things in the stigmas that like. I thought it was going to be a Dad's dad and that's it doesn't make you a dad's dead. That's a very sexy haste. I- I'm going. I'm going somewhere with this. I know I know you're going. I thought that I was going to be a man a management which. I'm just not anyway like I'm just I love to hunt and fish and stuff like that but I thought it was going to be like no camel wearing hunting. Fishing love everyday. You've always been a pro feminist pro-women an island love and for sure and I love the tea parties now. I love braiding where I really do and pigtails for Aria. Big Blond Braid formula. I love that stuff and I think they're gonNA appreciate that so much. I think you're teaching them like the Just how to embrace being who you are whatever that looks like you know in loving up on them in that way Also going to say to that they. I think you're even Gen more gentle than I am because they can like Windsor. Winberg the heroic for me. It's like get in there because you're going to be brushing your hair forever So they can get a little upset with me sometimes. You're like more patient softer. You don't have long hair or those kinds of things so I think they'll appreciate that. There's a lot of these things that you know have have come up that now we try to talk to other parents out about you know. Remember this or enjoy these moments now because there are going to change. I don't know if we've ever. I don't think we've ever bought it up in a negative way because we're such advocates for having children and and enjoying your family life and stuff like that so it's always I'll be honest kind of bothered me when other people would give advice to us when we were about to have our kids be like life. Is You know what is about to end. Yeah like chapters closing but I was never mad about that and it always. It always kind of bothered me. That people saw it. Would it be so negative positively? Oh that's going to change but like your new journey you're on will like which is what we try to do. Yeah because like I think that's always the way it's all perspective it's you can either be like say goodbye to your life as you know it or like. Say hello to your new life true. There's two it's all perspective and obviously I wouldn't trade a hot cup of coffee for lives children. Yes for the life that we live right now. I'll drink coffee every day. Same yeah yeah will embrace that goal. That's coffee have one sip a day. It's all just fine so and for me like I've I don't know how many times I was thinking about it. Yeah I don't know how many times I've I warm up a cup of coffee in a day. It doesn't I don't really. I don't think as kind of cooks it some way. Something happens and heated. Cuddle like is rank. I can do it once it starts to like you know. I don't know what it is but I don't like it either. Suck it up. We might need to get into Espresso that thing. That didn't you have some kind of elite coffeemaker once upon a time. Yeah it's in Nashville. Yeah that way I could get my shot of your shot of hot coffee up all at once so I'm going to find something that I've I've adjusted since I was telling you about this idea yet. Oh the palm. But you've worked on it. I've worked So I've you started writing in collecting ideas and I've written this poem. Yes that I think would make a great children's book. Oh right okay. I didn't realize the whole would be the entire book but Oh yeah this pay I get it now. Okay for my first children's book. It's a poem called poop in peace. I needed that Cup of coffee. Start today off right at five and the kids were up and barely slept the night. The kids they were distracted. So now I've got a chance. Nature's been calling me all morning. I'm about to put my pants so I've had to go forever. I can't hold it anymore. Sway sneak into the bathroom and I quite like shut the door or I might say sneak into the bathroom and he finally dropped my drawers wine. Now do the kids call. Why do they bang on the door? Can't they just watch their movie like they were doing before he back? When I was single I could poop without a care. I took time for granted now alone. Time is so rare dad. What's going on Daddy? Let me in Daddy. Please come out here but kids. I didn't even begin so I reach with my toes. I opened the door crack at a kid's combusting through the door and sit down on my lap. They Yank on my hair. They pull away my patty climb up on my shoulders. They try to do a dance down what you doing. Hey Dad are you done kids? Go find some toys or games. I have not even begun. Why can't you play outside or just leave me alone? I just need some meat time to sit and check my phone. Give me just two minutes by something else to do. Hey kids go find your mother no mom. She's pooping to pray tonight. Before I go to sleep I know what I'm GONNA ask for. Lord let me Poop in peace very and was that just one experience for you or like because I feel like that every day. Mother's life every day every single day over every single moment. I made the mistake. I think they would have because they just bang on a door that I just got annoyed so I opened the door. That was game over yet. Then now they're in another WANNA play and now I just can't do do do do mass off. I mean for some people out. There might not know that. You're very private pooper. I've not bathroom when you've gone in like our entire relationship to now I'm not like what's his name from American Pie. Who has to do it at home? Right right that's finch finishes at his infant I can. I can do it in public if anybody knows me or knows that I'm doing a number two and especially now that I'm getting popular like the worst is is like at an airport. It ended if you're not comfortable with me. Why would you be comfortable with anyone else? Yeah right yeah like doesn't matter. It's not my thing. Yeah never has been funny which I'm grateful for. I don't want to be in there when you're doing it. I mean that's your business literally but if you want that in a children's book let me know because I think we need. We need to find someone who publisher. Yeah let's let's do it. It's great I love it picture Hot Cup of coffee. Where did I eat? My brain went to place about painting. God so we've talked about hot cups of coffee. We've talked about the music playlist. We've talked about. Pooping and peas. Is there anything else on the top of your mind like that? You Miss can't do anymore. Yeah makeup actually. Yeah it's not like I would have sat there and done it for lake. Used to sit and do my makeup for at least an hour probably a day and now it's like five minutes and get in and get out and I actually can't remember the last time you sat down on the floor in front of the mirror. Sitting crosslegged usually do inch we do have a vanity in our both our homes now. So it's like I don't do that. You're the master of doing your makeup in the vehicle. Now I do. Yeah I rocket Yeah so I used to put my makeup on the school bus going to school because I wasn't allowed to wear makeup so I would do it on the way to school and I got really good at that and would you obviously wipe it off before. Yeah which is crazy. 'cause Barry I pretty much just wore like mask Aaron lip gloss or whatever and then but yeah yeah. I would wash it off before I'd get on the bus. I think it's very cute. How girls from time to time. They'll go they'll sneak into your doors and the vanity. That's what they did this morning. Actually what I was getting ready is. They're putting lip gloss on each other and they asked if I wanted some lip gloss chop chop and they gave one for me. I don't forget your lip chalk forgot to tell you the other day Before bedtime the girls were putting make Bun. And it's just like you know that those little organic things You'll know what it is. As soon as I say meals putting on a she has a little pot for blip China's toss and she's putting it on and she sitting in the mirror and I'm like Oh meal and what are you doing. And she kinda stopped because she knows she's supposed to be brushing your teeth and getting ready for bed and she goes. I'm just putting on my makeup and I said Okay and she said this is Leo. Got Me this present and I thought for a moment. Like what do you mean Leo? And then we had given her a gift given the kids a gift. From Baby Leo when he was born. And that's one of the things that was in it was that makeup and I'm like it's almost been a year and you're really to yeah. She's got an inclusive that's crazy and I know nobody's sitting there telling her like Leo. Got You this makeup. You know. We told her that one time that one day. I don't want to like in no way shape or form of my being negative about parenthood but I will tell you something that I that is not my favorite job. That's probably the nicest way to put it in Gaza car seats installing carseats in the mount that we fly and putting them into Uber's axes. Can everything triggered I and it just end? It's cold and it's minus thirty five and I got to put a car seat car seat. Best of you a timer too. I feel like it's every second weekend because I know they got to be tightened. They gotta be this and then the worst is when I feel. I did an amazing job. It's like a Rodeo who comes and then you come along like elise. Yeah I'm like Oh this is loose and you forgot to do this and forget to do that and then they like that but yeah not mean about it but of course I take it wrong and I'm so frustrated. That carseats is something that yeah just not my favorite favorite. Yeah I take over if I can but the truth I I. It's kind of interesting because in the airports I don't get weird looks but I feel a little weird that I'm looking after the kids. You go out minus fourteen car seat because you know it's going to be. Yeah it'll affect my day do it faster. Yeah but then I also think like I am a Nazi about car seats for sure but I my perspective on the car seats is two things. One is necessary and it's just like no other option. It has new happen no matter kids always say dad. It's tight it's tight and our motto is if it's tight it's changed and so there's that but then I also I my relationship with the car seat is I'm GonNa get emotional again. Never I look at a car seat and installing it. I think they're still little enough to fit in here If they were you know before we know it it's like I'm I'm GonNa Miss It. I know you're right. I put me La in In the booster seat The other day over Christmas you did what I didn't drive anywhere or when we were Ice Fishing Yeah. We're on the lake and we're just driving from like I dunno must have been one of the vehicles so put them in put her in the booster seat and she's just sitting there like a big girl and kicking myself. Yeah you're right free long. They have to sit in that car seat in the booster seat before they're out of them. Sometimes I wish I could be in a bucket seat. A grownup bucket seat seat. Oh I could sit in one and someone pull the shades and someone feed me a couple of snacks so I could just lay back and snooze. What a bus bunk is for. Yeah but there are so many things that we do miss of course like we said before. It's not enough to wish that we had the old days back but anybody who's got ideas of the things that they miss now that their parents that they never thought they were going to miss like the like the coffee. Like going to the bathroom like putting on your makeup having controlled by only massive list of things and obviously to each their own. Yeah and I would be so curious to hear like what is it because it can be silly things like it can be things that you're like. Oh I never thought that and then I guess it's like you know to those of you listening who might not have children yet. It's not it's not a doom and gloom You know like changes come out. It's not like that. It's like enjoy that sleep been today go take a GMC NAP ANDROID and if you want to go out and booze and party all night of the spectrum but you nurse that today hangover and you enjoy it because Oh reaches. That's another thing anymore. I don't miss the hangover's whatsoever but I'll tell you when meal was first born Reo was first born and the oilers were in the playoffs and I was partying every night. That was that was rough on me. Morning came early partying to three or four and then being up at six theory your alcohol you don't get hangovers like normal people. Yeah they're backed. They are rough. You passed out a few times gets not good. I don't drink as much as I used to. Yeah totally I save them. For special occasions and when I do great products like longshot wine or GP wiser juice while you can get a high of voices. 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Gaming: Not All Bad! (Thank Goodness)

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Gaming: Not All Bad! (Thank Goodness)

"Hey guys it's Margaret so. This is a pretty anxious time. A lot of us are stuck home with our kids which is not ideal. And we're all pretty freaked out so our plant here at what fresh hell is to just keep going. We'll be delivering our usual episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays. We figure there's a lot of resources out there so here at what fresh were just going to keep delivering what you come here for a little advice and hopefully a lot of laughter if you need support homeschooling advice or just a good group of fellow. Moms to talk to at this time. Come join our facebook group at what fresh hell cast and you can find moms from all over the country to talk to stay while you guys. It reminds me of part of a complete breakfast. What fresh hell laughing in the face of motherhood one of Satan or actually not that bad with Margaret? Abel's and Amy Wilson? Should he eat his friends or give them treats a podcast? That's also today's parenting dilemmas. So you don't have to don't eat your friends. Hello ever what? Walk to what fresh. How this is Margaret? And this is amy and this week we are talking about gaming the good the bad the maybe not that bad the actually kind of good. You guys have a lot of thoughts on these as do I. And this is gaming. We've talked about screen time. Which is a little bit of a broader topic right? Yes this is specifically gaming and actually that's interesting. The difference between answered of broader social media is significant although gaming is also a place where our kids can meet and chat and have conversations with their peers and other people which is also of that so this is something that my kids are getting into and I didn't even really know that this world existed like do your kids do the thing where they play games. And they're on a headset and they're talking to other kids playing games. Yes so I have. Twelve fifteen seventeen are my kids and to my kid's game and the other one really doesn't but yeah my oldest plays xbox with his cousin and Pennsylvania and they talk to each other and headsets while they're doing it. Yeah this is like we're just about to dip our toes in this water. I feel like my kids are just ask about. I'd never even heard of it and my son. Also who is the foremost Gamer in my house? I guess he also has a minecraft server that he spends a lot of time on for fun like this is what he does to relax. He's on minecraft with his friends. Who are in a very sort of broad tristate area people from Summer Camp. Whatever they all meet on this server and build castles and joke around while they're doing it and he. I asked him last night at the dinner table. Cameroon do this episode on gaming good and bad what do you think? And that was the sort of primary pro that he put into words that he loves being able to connect with his friends in this relaxing and laid back way to him feels very real. Yeah I get the positives that my kids are on roadblocks. I guess it's called I've heard of it. Yeah roadblocks and it's like a world of gaming where people make their own games so it's like sometimes they're managing a pizza parlor and sometimes they're like shooting people. I mean I should probably know more about it. But it's seriously not interesting to me but the big attraction is like Saturday morning. They all get on in their friends are there and we just went away with the cousin who didn't know super well if my kids had met her but like a week together and now every morning on this game together and they're like. Oh my God. Yeah we're back together again. So the Centers for Disease Control Does Studies Youth and they have noticed over. The last twenty years that social development has partially migrated from physical playgrounds to digital ones. And so for better and worse is where kids are meeting in hanging out and it is a form of currency like crystal is one of our listeners and she says having an eleven year old boy video games are. Kinda must even though I'm sort of anti devices it's what all the boys do and talk about. Yeah I have an eleven year old as well. My oldest is eleven and I have spoken on the podcast before about I band fortnight early on because I just saw it and it seemed like girls tight shirts shooting. People just seemed like nail. Let's get this and my eleven year old has been pushing for fortnight. Because I'm thinking about it. I have to sit and figure out a couple of things about the game and figure out what my objections are and whether or not they are valid but it does seem like I am cutting him off from a lot of after school interaction with his friends. Because that's where they are. They're not doing minecraft blocks right. They're doing fortnight Monica. Another one of our listeners made what I thought was an excellent point. She said in the age of social media. I'd prefer my kids play video games. They can be safer. Of course it can be completely creepy and unsafe and video games and social media. But the sort of when they're engaged in running a pizza parlor or building a castle or you know saving themselves zombies or whatever there is a sort of common activity that keeps them all busy instead of you know like poking at each other instead of bullying Kinda thing you're engaged in a common quest. Yes although certainly if you're just like the playground like yes you're all playing together but if the bully comes over and search call you an idiot like they can do that just as well in while you're playing pizza parlor then they can when you're actually play on the playground. Oh absolutely I mean I think like nature abhors a vacuum and I think that sometimes that bullying stuff goes on when the kids are bored like that is the activity like that is the game to play is. Let's shame you know the kid who's shirt. We don't like them when they're busy. It's different what I worry about. It and I guess my kids would tell me like I worry about like if I'm watching all the kids. Play my backyard. And someone's calling someone an idiot I scream out the door like sub calling each other an answer upsetting you home. I worried that they're playing these video games where they're talking to each and my kids are not yet headsets. They're typing things to each other. I guess and I do worry that. I don't really see that stuff. I don't exactly know what's being said. Well the headset is in a way better because you can be in the same room in here. What he's saying like. Yeah what about you? Oh Yeah I really hope. Christmas comes soon. Whatever you can hear what they're saying. Yeah in a way that you can't when they're on screens. Yeah I worry a little bit about the screen thing and I am not sure and this would probably take like three hours of work on my part that I just haven't done like I'm not sure even when my like seven year olds is in the pizza parlor making her pizza whether or not some Rando could just jump in and start talking to her. I mean may right so I think we should get to that today. Some sort of what are the parameters? Were supposed to be putting on these games if any so. We asked on instagram and facebook. We asked you guys to tell us if gaming was the spawn of Satan or actually not that bad and the very scientific results of our study was that fifty five percent of you said not that bad actually forty five percent total spawn of Satan. I'm surprised forty five percents of saint like I feel like I can't mentally get anywhere other than necessary. Evil like I mean even if it is the spawn of Satan like I'm not taking my kids off of it. I don't like them. I can't say I'm anti them. I don't like the way my kids behave when I try to get them off them but we were talking about the good so I think we should for now stick with what's good about it. Ara because there's plenty of bad so we'll stick with good. Should I give you a couple of studies because of course there are many studies about this? This is somewhere that I really feel like. I Want Studies. I feel like this is an area of my life that I have become a passenger aboard the boat of my kids. Play Video Games. I would like to move closer towards the helm exactly all right so I'll give you a couple of benefits of video games. It might not have considered there was a study in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Which will make you feel better. Kids preference for Violent Video Games was actually not associated with changes in their behavior later in other words. They're being the kind of kid who wants to play. A violent game does not make them more likely to be a violent kit in the study. Which surprised me because we all seem. Sort of foregone. Doesn't it that they're gonNA play a shoot em up game and then start punching kids on the playground but maybe not Yeah I think that makes sense to me. I mean I think that if you had a video game that could influence your kids. I would make my kids play like the Broccoli video game like I. Just don't think that it doesn't surprise me. The video games don't have that much of an influence in kids behavior where we pick so carefully the TV shows that we watch like veggietales or Daniel. Tiger's neighborhood and we think that the TV shows we show them can teach them pro social behaviors really. So it's interesting that this study. Well sure you don't let your kids watch anything on TV. You make sure that they have parents make sure that they watch stuff that teaches kids positive messages instead of the ITCHY and scratchy show but with games. This is saying there's not such a one to one connection but I don't think there's with TV shows. Either I doubt it. I just don't think anything has an outsized influence on your kids. I mean I wouldn't show a three year old. You know it because I think they would have nightmares and it would be a problem in the house. But I don't think it's because I think they would grow up to be a killer clown. No but you don't think that watching a Daniel Tiger's neighborhood that's about you know say Nice things to your friends is worth your kids watching 'cause it's GonNa teach them positive message. Not Really I do and you could show your dinner tiger all day and if you act really crummy in front of your kids. Daniel Tiger is GonNa have any influence on that or what have more of an influence in your behavior. Perhaps it's going to. I mean the influence that like Daniel Tiger makes a friend is so minimal. To me that it's negligible. I mean is it better. Maybe watching Daniel Tiger. You know e- people rip his neighbors to shreds and eat them. I guess so but you'll talk a good. Don't eat your friends. I mean. I'm not a huge believer of the influence. That like what your kid watch for half an hour. A day probably doesn't influence them very much and they'd grand scheme of things. Alright well it's time for another episode about Daniel Tiger. And whether or not it really affects their kids should he eat his friends or give them treats. Daniel Tiger Spawn of Satan or actually not that bad okay but back to gaming which is what this episode is about gaming frequency. The same study in the Journal of Youth. Adolescence found that gaming frequency was not associated with changes in hyperactivity and attention. And I gotTA disagree there. I mean like when you have your kids. Turn the game off with the saucer. Is I think my kids act crazy. After they've played games for too long. But this is saying overall at school kids who gained at home versus kids. Who didn't they didn't see changes in hyperactivity again. I'm not sure that I agree with that. But that's what the study says. It makes sense to me and I mean you know. They've done studies. That sugar does not affect children's behavior. No Yeah I mean. There's a ton of studies that show that like. It's our imagination. A sugar it up kid is a myth. I think we just give we. What do you call it? Is there like a spiciness that comes while you're actually playing a video game like if you did a study? Does your child listen to you. More than when they're sitting in front of you looking in the eyes or when you're calling to them from the other room while they're playing a video game yes. There is a difference between those two behaviors. Their thing is their long-term effects from playing video games. Yeah I guess so right. Is there an effect on Thursday from having played a game on a Monday? Now the other thing that that was not associated with with changes in pro social behavior is just like you know. Let me hold the door for you or like letting somebody you know. Get in front of you in line not punching on the shoulder. 'cause they cut that kind of thing like how to behave in the world is pro social behavior. That gaming does not affect pro social behavior negatively on Las- they play more than eight hours a week and that sounds like a lot. But it's not these things are also. I mean these kinds of studies. We talk about this a lot with studies kids who play more than eight hours of video games a week. There's other things going on that. Make them play more than eight hours of video games a week. You know. At first glance eight hours is like what eight hours who plays eight hours? And then you think of like if your kid does this instead of watching. Tv eight hours. No problem easy to get to if you're doing this instead of youtube videos the APP. There's just a huge difference between a kid who plays a little bit of extra video games in the context of like going to high school eating three good meals a day gaming that becomes someone's babysitter an entire life because their parents are for whatever reason really not able to supervise them. I mean these studies are just. They're not counting a million different factors. I'm going to push back on that though that if you're saying about a kid who just plays as much as he wants and his parents aren't even paying attention. That's way more than eight hours. I'm telling you that's like twenty hours a week. Yeah that eight hours a week is a lot more of our kids when you stop and think about it than you might realize i. It sounds like more than it is. Yeah I don't know from this study like how many I think. Most kids probably play more than eight hours of video. Gibbs week who are gaming. Well let's go back to one more significant bit of good news that's sort of secondary effects but it's real so since one thousand nine hundred eighty one. The Centers for Disease Control has been tracking risky behaviors in youth. So this is like starting in ninth grade which is older than a lot of our listeners. Kids but we're headed there so they've been asking since Nineteen Ninety. They've been asking about fifteen. Thousand ninth graders a year whether they engage in risky behaviors like smoking pot drinking alcohol having sex and also ask them if they watch TV for three or more hours a day. They're asking them that in nineteen ninety and then starting in about two thousand six hundred asking instead of do you play video games for three more hours a day as the rate of kids who play three or more hours of Video Games has risen from twenty. Five percent of ninth graders to forty. Five percent of ninth graders said they play right three or more hours of video games other day which sounds horrifying but as that rate has risen the rate of the other risky behaviors has plummeted like in nineteen ninety. Almost forty percent of ninth graders said they had had sex in two thousand seventeen twenty percent did so it's been cut in half and the alcohol and the smoking and the everything else and the watching TV has. You can't believe I'll put the link to this graphic up on our show page at Waukesha. Podcast DOT COM. The point is while the gaming has gone up. All the risky behaviors have plummeted because they're playing video games instead. I think that video games. Certainly there's like an active versus passive. But I don't think they like team. Pregnancy rates are falling. Because you're playing video games instead. There's so many other variables there. Well it's screen time. That's what they laid at. The feet of you know that social scientists are like the screens. This is the Gen and they're on their screens of which games apart and did they have virtual relationships instead of real ones and that sounds scary but there are good things about that. Which is there. Aren't their friends getting drunk? Their home playing minecraft on group servers. That's funny so there's good news I guess but we'll have some more bad news as take a break. We come back a little more of the bad news about gaming fun fact about me. I was once at a party. Where they're filming for REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK? How Amy you've been holding so the main thing I got out of that fascinating experience is at the story you see. Tv is a teeny teeny. Tiny part of what is actually going down. There is a story behind the story. And if you want all the gossip and the tea on your favorite reality shows you gotta go to. People T. V.'s. Reality check guys. Reality Check has new daily episodes every Monday through Thursday at four thirty. It's one stop shopping. Who got voted off. 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I am an elementary school counselor and the damage. I've seen two kids development from unrestricted access to video games. Breaks my heart Yeah I think unrestricted access. This is where I'm like pushing on the thing of like series a huge difference between playing eleven hours a week as opposed to eight and unrestricted access. And that's where like the when you cut it eight hours. Es We're seeing much more over eight hours. Like what percentage of the people are playing ten hours? And what percentage are playing twenty five hours. That's the question for me. We'll see believe this study. Almost half of ninth graders say they play three or more hours a day. So right so that's twenty hours a week a lot of them. I mean three hours of video games when we on Saturday mornings. We have Saturday morning sleeping as I've discussed and so sometimes my kids if they go to bed early on Friday night up at six thirty and we sleep in until eight thirty and then we kind of just lay around and do nothing until nine. That's two and half hours of video games that my kids are playing on this Saturday morning. Right right there. I'm not that worried about that. That's like part of our end that we get up and they read for a while we go out and do it. Activity were busy all day and then at night they might play another hour video games. That's almost four hours a day of video games which seems like a lot but in the context of a very busy Saturday where everyone's doing a million things. They started the day with maybe a little too much video games. Like asked me to care about that. I don't all right. We'll give you some studies that say your children's brains are slowly turning the glue. Well it just but I mean you just got to eight hours a week pretty easily right so no problem. If it's more than a week it's going to be a problem. Okay so these are the studies about when it does start to have a negative effect. Perhaps Iowa State University did a study that showed good news. No direct link between whether a gaming system is in the House and lower grades. There's no correlation between the kids grades and whether or not they play video games at home ever but there was a direct link between bad grades and gaming system that was in the kids bedroom. Yeah that makes sense to me because that's restricted right because there's no oversight at all and you're going to bed you don't know how late they're playing. That's when there's a link so the upshot of this study was you might WanNa get the system out of your bedroom. That's hard though when they play on a laptop which goes anywhere. I mean my kids playing minecraft on his laptop and my kid has a Nintendo switch. Which are fabulous. They go in the car on the plane. Whatever but they're extremely portable. You're not like hooked up to the TV with eleven hundred wires anymore. I just think the correlation is about sleep. It's not about video games. And so the problem with having a gaming system in your bedroom is that you may not be in charge of how much sleep. They're getting a kid who gets ten hours of sleep. A night is going to get better grades than it can get seven hours of sleep a night and so if the video game is playing a role in that it's not necessarily. The video game is front and center in that. It's the sleep is fronted center that my kids have been bothering me to get a TV in their bedroom. And I'm like there is never going to be a TV in your bedroom. We're not doing screens in the bedrooms. And so yes as they get older and they've got a phone and whatever that they bring up there can you say no devices after nine o'clock at night or whatever it is that sleep is so paramount to like good performance and good grades. Yes but the video games as we all know are built to keep you playing in a way that let net flicks keeps me watching the next episode by counting down. Don't you WANNA watch the next episode these video games? You all know you've all had this happened that you it doesn't matter if you say okay it's going off in ten minutes okay. It's going off in five minutes whenever that five minutes is up is exactly the moment that they're at level eight B and if they don't kill the dragon now they're gonNA rune the entire progress with a whole level and all their friends are going to lose their progress on. You can't do this to me. There is extreme stress and anxiety about turning off the game almost whenever it happens because they are designed to keep them playing yeah and in some cases to spend money within the game which is another bad thing about video games that is like a whole scary development like. I definitely have friends who've had kids we spent like they didn't even understand. They had access to spend money in a game. And the kids spend like seven hundred and fifty dollars buying new skins on four nights. Like I mean I always tell my husband Mike. You're in charge of setting this up so they can spend money within this game because that seems really beyond me. That's interesting. You bring up skins unfortunate because that was sort of negative that my seventeen year old brought up from his past when I said okay. What are the negatives of video games? And he said well you know sometimes kids can be mean to each other and I said. Oh but isn't it like I had this idea that the virtual playground that you're all on was a kinder place and he said no like if you don't have the right fortnight skin kids will make fun of you were if you do the right fortnight's scan your cooler back in our day this designer jeans but now it's fortnight's skin is right. This is now the second time I've heard of fortnight's skins in the last twelve hours but yeah so I guess it's a thing so I guess my idea that. Oh it's just a place where they all go to pick flowers together. It's just another place to be cooler than somebody else if you're good at it if you're not good at it. Oh Yeah I mean. This is what I mean in terms of Lake in these studies like the role that video games plays if it is the playground. It's the same as the playground. It's like my daughter is. My youngest is a big reader and like. I have now twice. Just put them to bed and then of course I get lazy and my husband and I were watching TV. And sometimes we fall asleep on the couch. And then I'll wake up and find out at eleven o'clock at night. She still awake reading. You know so. It's like that book is in the way of her being a good student because she's reading too late at night and I get like yes. Video Games are more compelling whatever else but I'm like notebooks in your room or making you a bad student but I have to reset my whole parameter around how I deal with her at night and I have to make sure she actually goes to bed and isn't reading books but the book is not the problem. The problem is I have gotten lazy about like supervising her bedtime basically and I think with video games. It's like the video. Game is more of a symptom of like okay. There's bullying going on. There's all the same problems exist and video games are in other conduit of it whereas in our day maybe it was like. Are you wearing the right designer jeans but there is like an adrenaline and a reward? That stu sort of x ten with video games compared to even a good book or a really cool pair of jeans for sure. I think that's true. I keeps you playing and playing more and playing longer and getting obsessed. There is a pew research study they asked teenagers. Have you ever tried to cut back on the time you spend playing video games? Not because your parents told you to just because you feel like you should sixty percent said yes. I've tried to cut back but I can't not even that they could not just. The point of this study was more like they clearly feel sometimes like they're playing too many video games because sixty percent of them have tried on their own to play less. It didn't even ask if it worked or not. They're addictive yeah. I mean video games are very addictive. I remember going through a Tetris. Phys myself for like couldn't get anything that I just had to stack tetris blocks. I play threes on my phone. Kind of like whenever I get on the subway. I listen to podcasts. And I play threes. Which is like some people play Gosh it's called the sixty four or something to anyway. Ama- little addicted that's true. Yeah it's easy to get into but I don't play it in my all right. What else do we have on the bad list naming okay on the bad? This was an interesting study. Also from Iowa State Dr. Douglas Genteel. His study found that most parents talk about developing a healthy media diet for their children. But don't really actually do it like they know it's a good idea but they don't put it in place and they tend to believe that other kids but not their own kids are more influenced by violent media that it is a problem in the world but not for their own kids so. I'm not sure I follow that that. We all think it's a problem. We all think that there should be healthy media diets for kids including our own. But we don't necessarily put them in place and we think that violent media is a problem for kids just not our kids just other people's kids Other people's kids okay. This is everything by the way like everything problem for other three. Oh yes I definitely think that like violent video games are a problem and I will stand behind that one hundred percent but I do think they tend to be a little bit more in the category of like a symptom. Like you have a kid who is having a lot of trouble dealing with his anger in the real world and violent video games become a huge outlet for an anger that already exists. I just don't believe that you take like a kid. Who's you know? Not Having a lot of drama or conflict or you know is just a straight down the middle kid and let them play a video game and suddenly like there is become saucers. Must Kill. Everyone like I don't think that exists but I do think that violent video games become an outlet real problems that real kids have so violent. Video Games are going to become a problem for kids. Who kind of have that tendency. Anyway like they're gonNA find their way to those games and become obsessed because that's something that kind of lights up already not a tendency but that an outlet for like a lot of young boys or like depressed and angry in highschool right right and that violent video games becomes a way to be like the gallon stroking my precious like violent video games. Become the thing of like. This is my outlet for these horrible angry feelings. I have an impact the outlet for that should be figuring out why you have those violent angry feelings right not going home in stroking them for three hours a night by shooting people on the Internet. Right and your bedroom by yourself. Yeah the lights out in your bedroom by yourself. That's right like I don't really believe that. Violent Video Games are like you know a seductress call in from the rocks that like otherwise like a happy go lucky kid is like oh and then suddenly they see a violent video game and they're like no actually violence is the solution but I do think it becomes a thing where like there is a lot going on with high school boys and middle school boys and that play violent video games for five hours. A day is not a good outlet for that like anger depression. Actually feeling you raise an interesting point. Which is I do think certain kids are more prone to be sucked in by these games and they have a part time putting them down having a hard time stopping. And you know. It's for those kids who are a problem. There's one of our listeners Angie. She's on the side of not allowing video games at home and she says that her son does play Xbox at his house and he is allowed to use games on the IPAD at his grandmother's house and that she's okay with that but that's made her even more certain that she can't have them at home because her kid is so focused on. Can we get to grandma's by one o'clock 'cause I need to get on and play or I need to play the special character? There's something in this kid that she sees the keys just loves it a little too well and she likes it being at the French House. Grandma's house and not at home It's interesting and I think I mean I definitely have a kid like that and I think the alternate problem that can develop is like I have a kid who is toy. Obsessed and like grandma brings toys and the relationship becomes. I can't wait for grandma to get here to see what I'm going to get You know I actually want you to have a relationship with that person that is not an exchange of goods and I think that building you know working in my kid against that thing of like and also has it was video games like. When can I get on the game because I have to get this? That and the other thing like we have established a thing where like after school. You can have forty five minutes to an hour of screens but it has gotten to the point with one of my kids where it's like. We can't do anything after school. Even if the ice cream trucks there. He's like no no. I got home. I gotta get my screen time. It's like my time and I think you can very easily create like alternate agendas around this. Where like my relationship with grandma is all about like she brings toys or I get to play this at her house. You know difficult very difficult or some kids per home. Video Games are very important. This is going back to a good thing. Actually we heard from a lot of people that video games were good for my kid. Who's on the spectrum? Who's very awkward? Socially who you know who who is none of those things but has just found a real community online that they wouldn't trade for anything and they think has been very useful to this kid socially because sometimes face to face interactions are hard and so. I don't want to like not allow for that. I think that yes. There are ways in which video games can have powerful. Social good for kids were isolated for kids who have moved away Lillian. One of our listeners said that her daughter is gaming with her friends from the town. They moved away from two years ago. She still has a relationship with those kids because of video games so they can have a good social thing. It's just sort of hot at tip. That seems to be what it comes down to their. Okay if there's not too much but how do you know is what's enough? 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And not only I mean this is true adults right like I have a friend who's part of a online group that and they're all just social their little landed the misfit toys but like they all have this incredible life together online and then they get together socially and it greases the wheels of like in-person stuff too and I find that my kids to sometimes like when they're struggling socially it's like those barriers or somehow softer when they're playing games even if they're just standing together with two controllers playing a game like for kids of mine who struggled socially like that interaction like you can have a whole play eight playing video games whereas if you were trying to kick a ball outside it would not go that well And so I'm all for that. I think again limiting it but where I come out on. This is like anything else like eating like expectations around how your kids are going to behave around. People have different rules like having a system that you work with from the time. Kids are young and knowing your values around gaming it travels with them as they go basically because very early. I had a kid who was extremely stressed out by the idea of the end of screen time or the end of gaming time and so we started doing countdowns very very early. Like hey you have to get off at this time. But if you're right in the middle of something you can wrap that thing up. It's fine you know I'm not GonNa go and hit the button at three a one. It'd be like it's over. I told you three o'clock right. That doesn't go well yet because the amount of stress and anxiety that was causing put like. We're still whatever six years into this and we're still using that language gaming all the time that like okay just know that screen time is over and a half an hour so keep that in mind because as you go if you're done with a level five minutes before the end of screen time don't start another level you're not going to have another thirty five minutes no yourself. We used to do something with our kids over the summer that we would say you had an hour screen time a day and we had a an hourglass with sand in it and you could rested on its side and so they had an hour a day and they could use it all at once they could use just a little bit now and then more later but they had an hour and having the hourglass sort of like. In the periphery of their vision like sitting on the table in front of the television while they were playing they could eyeball that and then they could turn around outside and walk away and come back later. It helped sometimes. It didn't always work but sometimes it did like because it was again. It wasn't me saying how to turn it off the hourglass saying there's only this much sand left and it helped them sort of gauge. And as you said turn it off five minutes before they were going to if it's a good moment to pause. Yeah you want to reward that behavior. I think the reason why video gaming becomes a big struggle with teenagers is the reason why everything becomes a big struggle with teenagers. Because you're losing control over their choices fundamentally you know and so you see them exercising more of their own control over things and that it is harder and harder to push back about like. I don't want you drinking vaping playing video games for six hours a day and like you need to start exercising that control young and try to toe the line as they go along because at a certain point. You're not going to have a ton of control over a seventeen year old at what they're doing you want them to have been like exercising control the whole time. Does that make sense so it does Don Thea? Price Liscio wrote a list of rules for slate. Parenting on how to like make video games work in your household and can we go through them because I think that her I will is exactly that. Which is you have to start young. You need to decide what rule gaming's GonNa play in your household when your kids are young and for some of US grew up gaming. Some of us like have friends over for fun to play. Mario Kart with a bottle of wine like some of us are looking forward to playing video games with our kids and some of US never touch the things. So you need to think about this just as you would think about whether you're GonNa let your kid watch it. You need to think about when we're going to let our kids start playing video games and not just the ratings. She's like the ratings are good place to start. Obviously but you need to start thinking about how much look at the kids friends who are already playing games. She suggests and think about their behaviors and their games. And how much of that you want to let in. I think most of us your kids friends are playing for at night and then your kid came home and asked about fortnight right like they hear about it other places. I've held off on fortnight for years because I just find it. An annoying looking but as my kid is approaching twelve. I'm like all right. Let me revisit this fortnight thing because now it does seem like right. You're missing out on some social stuff because you're not allowed to be where all your friends are like. I'm willing to consider that. She makes a really good point about games. Which is that. You cannot control the actions of behaviors of players. Who are not your children. I mean obvious but important and you need to think about that when you think about how much gaming and what role gaming plays in your household that you can't control what the people they're playing with are doing yeah. One study made the rather obvious point that ratings for games like they work you know. Kids have better outcomes when parents use the rating system. You know and overlook their play accordingly. But you can always tell when a kid is playing a game one. What the hearing on their headset. What they've typed in the chat box or what the rating is and so. They made the very reasonable suggestion. That game should have a rating in the corner. Like always hiring post you can see what level game. They're playing. That would be nice. She says that you should be aware that there are games. That don't have natural stopping points. They're designed that way pet. She says if your kid is stuck in a dungeon I would advise flexibility until they can comfortably remove themselves without having wasted time or messing up other people's progress which yes. I have learned the hard way you can't do that. I have been the MOM who dispatched it off and just the rage and I was like I told you to turn it off ten minutes ago. I don't care but it did. It did affect not only their game but their friends. There was a cost to them. I don't care but it the reason it made my kids so mad with something. I didn't fully understand which was it wasn't even just him. That was affecting. Yeah that stinks. There's lessons in both things there. There's lessons in both but yeah I mean it's worth being at least somewhat understanding of. I think I don't really know how you're supposed to monitor what your kid is saying and hearing on gaming systems and I know how to do it online will as they get older. You can't but I mean even my kids are now seven nine and eleven but like a couple years and my kids got really really into youtube and you know there's been all these scares and there's Mamo who's going to jump out and teach your kid horrible things and there's been a million youtube scares and I always tell my kids. I really cannot control. I'm not GonNa sit there with you while you watch youtube for forty five minutes because I would rather like eat nails. I don't WanNa do it But are living TV in an open space of the house if I walk by and you're watching something inappropriate on YouTube. You're off you to forever. Basically look it's not worth it to you and also the reason why. I don't want you to see inappropriate stuff on. Youtube is because it's adults trying to like influence you badly or scare you and that's not in your best interest and so I often see. My kids turned something on Youtube. And there's someone with a it's always bleeped I've never heard anything with actual curse words but even if they see somebody like you know making something and they curse in it's bleeped they immediately turn it off and like they have come to understand that they don't want to be exposed to bad stuff on YouTube And I think that's kind of your only hope is like giving them the power to say like. Hey listen I don't want you expose two strangers talking to you because they may not have your best interests at heart and they may say scarier inappropriate things and so if they're on a game on the Internet and a stranger joins it they are like. Oh I have to get out of this game because there's a stranger here now you know that's good and I think they have to have the tools to be like I don't want to expose myself to scary things that's not every kid. There's always a kid who's like I'm a little curious about that. Yeah but I mean you've put it into words and you have a policy around that that they understand. The immediate seems to me that some kids might be like. Oh there's a stranger talking to me in the game and nobody ever told me that this might happen. And the last person I'm going to tell is my mom because she might not let me play video games anymore right. There's no plan for that instead. It's probably better if you have a family policy around this is what works and this is what doesn't and let the kids have some say in that lake when I shut off the game and it just caused such a huge horrible reaction of tears and anger I needed to take a step back and say like okay. Explain to me. What about that was so bad and explain to me what we could do differently next time and we came up with this sort of family plan around the reasonable warning. And that's when we started using the hourglass because it just needed to be less fraught but it's a world that I'm outside so I don't always understand the pull of it like my kids feel it and I think just being a presence in the same way that like when your kids are to you stand over them the whole time that you play you know what I mean. Now that my kids are eight nine eleven like we just had a big play with a bunch of bunch kids over. I'm in the other room but like when we hear shouting an walks outside and says what's going on you know when they're eighteen. They're off on their own. You know so you try to lake as you step back you try to like enforce boundaries that they can take with them going forward that you're not always having to be there and enforcing that's the whole point right. My sister molly has four little boys and they play a very specific set of games. Usually either Mario Kart or like we fit which is fantastic. Because you have four little boys pretending to play baseball or pretending to ski jump. Whatever in their living room it keeps them busy inside on winter days but she goes through the roof when she has to go in and break up fights and set up the thing and it's not working and there's tears because it says player one. She's like I don't even understand this but the whole point of these video games is to give me some peace to do something else and I hate when I have to get involved but you gotta get involved the beginning and then you can take a step back and I think it's also useful to see like gaming in that symptom way like. Are you playing an hour of games with your friends? Cracking up annoyed that you have to stop but then you eventually stop in a reasonable amount of time and you go on about your day or are you kind of angrily. Playing three hours of shooting. People Games like that seems to me like something. I would investigate as a symptom. Whether it's you or your kid. You mean yeah more. I'm thinking about kids. I don't think I'm going to enter point of my life where I start angrily. Playing three hundred hundred rescued him up video game. Not that concerned about that but like we thought it would be funny. Let's let's do it for an experiment if I see my kid. Playing Games as a recreational activity that are may or may not think is like the greatest use of their time in the world but like they're basically playing to like have fun and interact with their friends. Maybe I'm like okay. It's a waste of time. Okay we need to actually put our faces in the sun for a while okay. Okay but if I'm seeing them play in a way that seems like it's becoming an outlet for aggression depression or anger. That's a completely different story that I'm gonNA address in a completely different way. Which is what is causing the anger and depression. That is making you feel this incredible need to shoot people. Virtually for three hours a night to escape into this world as opposed to interacting and their real life by real life. So hard right. That's a good way to say that even if it's not violent does it seem like something that's being done in a recreational fund way or in a way that is needed to fill some real need that. I would explore in a different way the xbox shaped hole the X. Box shaped hole. You've gotTa Watch for. Can I give you a quote from radar wrap up? This was on our facebook page. I thought it was great. She says we enjoy playing video games as a family and my kids play them with their friends. It even seems to have taught them some good skills. However sometimes I noticed a real decline in my kids attitude signaling that they've played too much and it's time for something else so I would say video games are part of this complete breakfast. Oh my gosh. It's so crazy I had not read this quote and like forty minutes ago when we were talking but we were trying to stay on the good. I was about to say amy. It reminds me of part of a complete breakfast would use it. It's sugary junk. But if you add like an apple a pear a piece of steak and eggs and vegetables then it's part of a complete breakfast and that it's so funny because that's exactly the metaphor. I was thinking of. Yeah it's basically sugary cereal. It's basically empty nutritional value but it can be part of this complete breakfast. Yeah Ray you solved it. I love that metaphor way good job. I'm totally on your page. Well this was a hot topic. So let's keep talking about it. We WanNa know gaming work in your house. Does it not work? Do you wish there was a lot less of it? Has It really showed your kids something wonderful? You can tell us a bunch of ways. We're on facebook at what fresh Caspian Page and group join. Both we are on twitter at Wfan. Podcast where an instagram at fresh all cast and there are a lot of studies today. My favorite studies. Amy Loves those studies and I'll go put them up on our show page. Which is what fresh PODCAST DOT com. Come find us on the web guys. Put the game away. Interact with social media instead sows perfect. We'll talk to you next week so long.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

"In this is an ABC news special covid. Nineteen what you need to know here is ABC. News correspondent Katersky as each state has now taken at least a step toward easing restrictions meant to contain the corona virus. We're getting a clearer. Picture of communities have been most affected. It's lower income communities and communities of color particularly in New York City where twenty seven percent of people in those neighborhoods tested positive for coronavirus. Antibodies compared to nineteen percent of the general citywide population. The spread is continuing in those communities. And that's where the new cases are coming. Andrew Cuomo said today. The gap is even wider in certain parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn where more than forty percent of. The people have the antibodies. That's where the cases coming from. That's where the new hospitalizations coming from. That's going into the hospital system. That's where you're going to see the highest number of deaths. He said the state would begin. A public health education campaign in housing projects and distribute masks and hand sanitizer getting the P. p. e. into the community getting the hand sanitizer into the community explaining social distancing. And why that's so important and explain how this virus spreads its public health education effort to those who live in public housing. This is overdue. The density makes social distancing difficult and leaves tenants vulnerable this week. Abc News is offering special coverage of the disproportionate impact of Corona virus on Black Hispanic and indigenous Americans in a series called a nation divided. Ju- Brown joins US FROM JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE ALLIANCE IN CHICAGO. Why is this virus hitting communities of color so hard you know Cova crisis just unveils? Horrible practice that we've experienced really for decades in this country which has been the sabotage of our basic quality of life institutions food production delivery systems health care education housing economic development So those things that many Americans take for granted. We often have to fight and scratch for so. This crisis really exposes our country's lack of willingness to address these issues. How does that play where you are in Chicago? Going to pandemic really a hit. We started seek death with around the country is Chicago today. Early thirty percent of the population we would seventy percent of the deaths and while this is happening Many of our hospitals were on the brink of closing such as Mercy Hospital. We've already lost. Michael Reese Hospital in virtually every other hospital in the black community has been starved to the point of really minimum capacity but at me when the pandemic hit many of our people who have pre existing conditions. We go to the hospital with sent back home right. I HAVE FAMILY FAMILY MEMBER. Who would sit back home from the Emergency Room? Three times and died. What's causing these gaps and disparities? Will you know This African proverb that says the truth. The simple complicated is a lot and I think at some point. We have to realize that America has never dealt with her ugly which is a baseless hatred for Black Brown indigenous families. It's to tional. Racism is the reason institutional. Racism is at play so people going to say that black people get Kobe because we are not listening right while ignoring a white families that are storming the state capital in Michigan or doing protest all over the country. And they're not social distancing we are getting covert because we don't have health we are getting covert because we're going to the high school in sending us home and so I think at the federal level and at the local level what we must have from people is the first thing humility understanding that you not better than at mother who's a high school graduate who works at Walmart that that mother is working just as hard as you to make the future for her baby. Do you think the clamor for reopening would be different if it weren't communities of color that are now the source of the most new cove infections. I definitely believe that's that's a major part of it at once. People realize that is Black Brown indigenous folks. That are getting sick. They're getting sick. The most sensitive importance has gone down a great deal. We had a very critical moment. Where we see America's response to life or death leads has not changed so institutionalized level loveless nece is alive and well and we but we have a moment an opportunity to change it t- to Brown of journey for Justice Alliance in Chicago here in New York. The Transit Authority is testing ultraviolet. Light to disinfect. Subways buses and commuter trains. It comes after Dr David Brenner. At Columbia University confirmed UV. Light does kill the corona virus so this may have application beyond public transportation. Dr Brenner is with us now. Known for quite a while. Ultraviolet light is a natural disinfectant. How's it applying to this global pandemic? You're absolutely right and it's been known since the eighteen ninety s that. Uv light is good at killing microbes bacteria and viruses both over the years. It's been used quite a lot and it's been used for example in Disinfecting surgical operating theatres overnight. The background to the use of conventional Jim Asylum. Uv light is that it's a potential health hazard so in unoccupied space. You can't directly. Shine it on On people because it has potential issues for the skin potential issues for the I one of the ways round that is is is to do the The decontamination where people around and that for example is what they are doing of the MTA. Another approach is one that we're taking is to look at a different type of ultraviolet light this called fire. Uv light and fire VC. Light is just as effective kidding. bacteria and viruses but doesn't share the health hazards says with Conventional Jeremy Seidel Unite. So that could then apply to a movie theater. A Broadway theatre peed it on and suddenly the room is virus free. Well yes the idea is. You would apply to situations Web PEOPLE ARE OCCUPYING SPACES. And of course an infinite number of those restaurants offices subways. It's not quite the way you described. It's not gonNA turn it on and immediately all the viruses disappeared. The picture we have at least is that In in an occupied room with a group of People. Shall we say that we start with no virus in that room? The people in that room and people stop coughing and sneezing and and and even talking the amount of virus potentially in that room is steadily. Go into Increase and so there's going to be an ambient level of virus in that room That's really what we want to To to to do battle with the ambient level of Virus in an unoccupied space bitter restaurant or an office that were trying to lower as much as we possibly can. How IS THE TECHNOLOGY? Harnessed the lamps. The fire you'd see lamps January going to on continuously at at a at a low level the whole time and essentially what it's doing is preventing that virus from from dividing and multiplying and which is of course the big issue. It feels like a game changer. Well we hope it is. I mean there. There are not many technologies or techniques out there for preventing the transmission of virus on one person to another in in a in a public setting most of most of the research that I know that's going on and for example is is in vaccination which is of course Trying to prevent the body from responding to the virus once once. It's inside them. What we're trying to do is to kill the virus before it gets inside them. David Brenner at Columbia University. Irving Medical Center FEMA said social distancing measures established during the coronavirus pandemic have driven down childhood vaccination rates in Connecticut the CDC noted a similar trend in Michigan where coverage with all recommended vaccines declined. Pediatric vaccination rates have fallen to New York City. Where there was a forty two percent drop children two years or younger and a ninety one percent drop in children to immunizations require in person visits to a doctor so the belief is this is not a trend toward anti vaccination but rather parents skipping routine appointments out of fear they or their kids will contract covid nineteen office the CDC said there will have to be some accommodation so kids. Don't get sick from other diseases in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. We also heard today about the effectiveness of wearing masks. Governor Cuomo noted frontline workers nurses doctors transit workers. Police officers all wear masks and all have a lower infection rate than the general public. Cuomo said those surgical masks work. I'm Aaron Katersky. Now over to amy robot. Thanks Erin with me. Now is Dr Jen. We're now hearing about these sailors right. Who are testing positive for covid nineteen after reportedly recovering from covid nineteen. So what do we know about recovery and then potentially reinfection and it's not just the sailors. Amy There's new data just out of the Korean. Cdc On the same topic so let's take a look at what we know right now. First of all remember when you talk about the testing there is no such thing as any diagnostic test. That is one hundred percent perfect all the time. The nasal swab which is that that we use to diagnose active infection can have both false positives and false negatives and these results can be affected by a number of factors first of all the method of how the test is actually done when it's done in the course of illness whether it's done too soon or too late it can be contaminated which can lead to a false positive and then the storage time. The time that elapsed from when the culture is done to win. It's actually process all of that can affect the results all right so when someone test positive and then they recover and then test positive again. What could cause that swell so there are a couple of leading theories right now number one if you if you really consider this course when they are tested the middle time and they get a negative here the theories first of all. Is there such a thing as a false negative which of course and we've said can be the case because they're shedding virus and the test positive again down? The road doesn't necessarily mean that they're contagious or infectious. That's just out of the the Korean. Cdc Data and it's really unlikely that someone can be reinfected with the same strain. We think that's just a basic premise of medicine. All right what are the unknowns? At this point we'll right now. We don't know how long someone who has been infected and positive. Can shed the virus this Korean. Cdc data suggests anywhere from eight to eighty two days. Amy after the initially have symptoms. We don't think that someone who sheds virus any longer is infectious but still we need a lot more study on that and we also don't know if someone who's completely recovered can then be reinfected with another strain again. We think this is unlikely but right now there are multiple strains exactly right now. We still need to know for sure. Okay Dr. Jen will be back later in. The show will now with all fifty states partially open. It is up to those governors to determine the best path forward in the wake of Covid nineteen and here to discuss his strategy to get the state of Mississippi out of this health and economic crisis is governor Tate Reeves Governor Reeves. Thanks for being with us and I know in the past few weeks. You have allowed some businesses to reopen with certain restrictions restaurants gyms barbershops and most recently tattoo parlors. How did you make those determinations and tell us how it's going in every decision that we've made we have to recognize and realize that we have a public health crisis in this state and in this country law at the same time we have an economic crisis and that's the way in which we approached every single decision that we have made? We've let the data dry art decision. Making we know for a fact for instance in Mississippi that while we have eleven thousand seven hundred four cases right now. It took twenty three days for those cases to double. And if you look at an ultimate goal of flattening the curve in protecting your healthcare system what we've seen over the last thirty days for instance on hospitalizations our lowest number of hospitalizations over those thirty days was four hundred. Our highest was four hundred fifty four our total number of ICU. Beds over that time period was a hundred thirty one was the lowest one hundred. Seventy two was the highest. And if you look at ventilator us for instance sixty seven Mississippi wrong ventilators the lowest number in the last thirty days eighty-seven seven at the highest. And so I think when you look at that data and you look at the numbers. Mississippi is the epitome of having flattened to curb and we did so ensuring that we were successful competition our ultimate goal which is to make sure that every single Mississippi and that could get better with quality care received that quality care. And so far we've been able to be safety always first governor res Reeves but of course the economic health of your state is of utmost importance to tell us what business has been like for those establishments that have been able to reopen just as a reminder the week before we received our first case we had less than one thousand Mississippi and file for unemployment insurance over last eight weeks. We've had two hundred and twenty thousand mississippians foul unemployment insurance and that is unbelievable numbers that we have seen since the Great Depression in our state and so when you look at the real. Economic damage has been done. It is real and it is huge. That is the reason that we have to get our economy back going again. We have to reopen. We've done so a safe responsible way. Every step of the way when we've opened new industries we have given guidelines that we've encouraged. Our businesses are small businesses in our people to adhere to and I will tell you that so proud of my constituents and so proud of my fellow. Mississippi's because they've done just that they've here. We haven't seen him major spike. In cases in fact if anything the cases have gone down slightly and so we we're able to not only protect the lives of our mississippians. We can protect the livelihood at the same time. And that's the ultimate goal and according to some data from the Mississippi State Department of Health Corona virus as you know has been disproportionately affecting African Americans in your state. Why do you think that disparity exist? And what are you doing to combat it? Well what I would tell you is ultimately it will be the scientists Newell Determined exactly why that has been the case. There appears certainly that those with pre existing conditions that the krona viruses particularly cruel to those who have hypertension and heart disease and diabetes and obesity. It is certainly more cruel to those who are in our older if you look at the five hundred fifty four deaths in Mississippi for instance. Four hundred eighty four of those have been in individuals who are over the age of sixty every single one. Another tragic but that is what the data suggests right now. One of the things that we've been trying to do to protect our African American population is we've worked very hard to get as much information as much education out those communities we worked with our African American mayor we work with a famous Mississippi into provide. Psa's folks like famous blues singers or Morgan Freeman or manning for instance have been kind enough to do as for us. We try to simulate information to all of our communities when it comes to the elderly. We're currently undergoing a plan to test every single resident in every long term care facility in our state and test every single employee. That's about twenty seven thousand five hundred combined and it's a it's a monumental task but it's one we're committed to. We're going to get it done over two week period. We're about halfway through that right now. All right and you are allowing. This is a big headline casinos in Mississippi to reopen. Starting tomorrow talk about the safety. Guidelines are implementing to avoid spreading the virus in those areas. Well we we significant safety guidelines with respect to casinos in every other industry. We're having every single employee is going to be communicated with as they come into work. They're going to be asked the questions that need to be asser. Temperatures GOING TO BE TAKEN. Same thing is true of every single guest that comes into the facility. We are also requiring social distancing. God live where you won't have for instance slot machine that is less than six feet apart. We're reducing the number of people that can play Table Games so for instance that table will allow three individuals one person in the middle to on the very far end to play a particular table game and so the industry has worked very hard to make sure it's been saying for their customers and their employees. And we're we're looking forward to getting all of our business and industry back operational and functional because every single business is essential to whom ever owned it into whomever works there. It helps them provide food for their families. That's right in speaking of essential businesses. I know your state. Health Department is investigating a growing number of covid nineteen cases in counties with meat processing plants. And we've heard from some poultry plant workers that say they are not being told when someone at their plant has tested positive and they say they're not getting paid if they get. Cova didn't have to stay home. What can you do as governor to protect these plant workers well till you? We have certainly seen rising number of cases in certain counties. Have a large number of of meat facilities. We have sin from Mississippi State Department of Health actually while we reopened the entire state a couple of weeks ago we actually have additional guidelines in place for five different counties most of widgery in east central Mississippi most of which do have a large number of meat processing facilities we put guidelines in place to ensure that everyone in those communities where mass whether they're going to work out in public. We've also put in place to ensure that every employee is is it Lee screened as I come into the facility and we also are working in sending facilities to make sure that the boys are protected Governor Tate Reeves. Thank you for being with us for having me today up next here. Dr John Ashton with some new information on the COVID nineteen pandemic answering the questions. You have and then kids and screens making sure. Our children are not falling behind when it comes to learning when we come back. There's not a person in America who hasn't been impacted in some way by the corona virus pandemic but at every community. There are pockets of people who suiting every day Monday last seven district. These are America's essential workers the people who are keeping our world moving to drop off produce for one of our tenants and now a new podcast from ABC News. You're going to hear from them in their own words but there's always a risk that could bring this to my kids or my husband right parents. This is the essentials inside the curve. Listen on Apple podcasts or your favorite podcast APP. Dr Jen Ashton is back now with the deep dive on a number of your various Pacific Coronavirus. Questions there's never been a shortage of doctrine. So we're very happy. You're here with US first question. Can you explain the four phases of a vaccine trial? Well we've heard about this before because again there's this mad rush to develop in warp speed the vaccine but we can't cut certain steps so basically there are three main phases clinical phases and trials. That have to go on to develop a vaccine you can think of them all as evaluating safety and efficacy and in greater numbers as we go along so stay. Phase one. Very small numbers safety and efficacy than you broaden those numbers to a couple of hundred and phase two phase three thousands and again. You're looking at short term safety. Long term safety and efficacy across various populations. All right next question. Is there any specific reason why there have been so many tests that have false negative results so again we opened with this? We have to remember. First of all every test can have false positives and false negatives when you talk about false negatives for that's the nasal swab diagnose active infection if it's not done properly if the person isn't shouting enough virus because remember the way it's done is to amplify virus in the lab if it's not processed in a timely manner all of those things can give a false negative and you know this is something we have to remember. There's no such thing as a one hundred percent accurate test when you're looking for an infectious disease. Okay yeah very important to remember next question as more states up. Is it safe to let kids play contact sports? You know. I hope so because my daughter plays a contact sport at the collegiate level. But here's what we know right now. There was a recent publication in Jama just out a few days ago really from the American College of Cardiology ironically. And they're council on Sports Physiology. Because we know that Cova nineteen can affect the heart even in younger athletes and so they really delineate. When can you go back to exercise or contact sports competition and basically they're saying for mild symptoms no hospitalization at least two weeks and if someone is hospitalized and they need more formal evaluation to assess their heart in their heart function but there is obviously the risk of getting infected or spreading the infection with close contact sport? So again they they say with social distancing. That's pretty hard when you play sports like my daughter Ice Hockey. You're right up in there and spit flying everywhere or so. So that's TVD right. We'll have to see what that's right. I mean it is important to remember that this age group younger students. Younger children are at lower risk. But as we've covered before that does not mean zero risk so they still do need protection and some kind of precautions but that is being figured out literally as we speak all right. Dr Jen Ashton. Thank you so much and you can submit your questions to Dr Jen on her instagram. At Dr J. Ashton well as the school year comes to a close and summer activities have been canceled. Many parents are concerned that the summer will not lessen the amount of screen time. Their kids are getting so here to talk about prioritizing quality screen time is Emmy Award winning Creator and executive producer of shows like Daniel. Tiger's neighborhood and blue's clues we have Angela Santomero with US Angela. Thanks so much for joining us. We certainly appreciate it and we all know now more than ever. Our kids are using screens for everything for school for recreation for connecting with their friends and family. What is too much screen time in these times? You know it's such a complicated question. I base everything on the quality of the media. You know we always talk about that. We're feeding our kids brains with the media that they're consuming just like we're feeding their bodies with the food that we're giving them and so the idea of eating too much broccoli isn't thing so the idea of consuming really good quality media is also something that we have to take into consideration that we know what to look for that. We know what our kids are getting out of it that we can also balance it right that an hour of screen. Time is an hour of off screen time and that is the hope. Whenever we're creating shows is that we're viewing in doing right. We're inspiring kids by the media that we have to go outside and change the world at a social distance space of course but the idea that we're getting them up and moving and reading and practicing some kindergarten readiness skills doing dramatic play. If they're younger you know all of these things that they get their impassioned by with regard to the media and I think as parents were trying to do all of those things you just listed but you're the expert in children's educational programming. Tell US why quality media still is very important matters quite a bit in these times. You know it's all about the research you know everything that we're talking about in that we're learning during this time that it's really all based in the fact that there's research that's gone on kids. Media approve that cans not only enjoy the shows. We want them to understand and enjoy everything. But also that they're learning what we intend for them to learn so we do at nine-story none of research based programs not only on the formative level with kids all the time to prove that were teaching kids to read that were teaching the kindergarten readiness skills but also their longitudinal studies that prove from the University of Pennsylvania from University of Texas Alabama. That we are doing moving the needle with these programs so for super y you learning to read when you're watching super knowing that you can use the materials that we have the some of the Co view and if we can knock don't guilty about some of these quality programs that we're putting our kids in front of knowing that we're inspiring them to be able to then put out maybe some books that are easy for them to pick up and read or write their own ending to a story. You don't just being creative right now. With how the media is impacting them. Can you talk to us about using media verses letting it use us? I love that right. Especially in the in the right with all of the on demand programming. We can actually choose the shows that our kids with the most interested in choose certain episodes of our kids are afraid of the dark if our kids are getting nervous about something. There's a ton of Daniel Tiger strategies that we could be choosing a sharing episode that say and then having a conversation about it and we also talk about you. Know these are your kids friends and are they. Let's make sure first of all they're your friends that you want for your chance that if you open the living room if you open the front door that literally these are kids. You'd want to have over for dinner. So is Daniel Tiger. Somebody like that and be okay with talking about it. What would Daniel do you know? Having those conversations about media only enhances what are concerned learning from it and right now you know we really want to continue to enhance our vocabulary. We WanNa really try to motivate them to do things that they're excited about doing whether it's playing the piano just to play whether it's picking up bucks whether it's writing so this is the kind of thing where we're worried about the summer slump. We're worried about what we can be doing. And we can use educational media to do that. Well I mean it's incredible what you've been able to create and we certainly have parents. Thank you for all that you've done. Angeles and Santo. Thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you so much. Abc News launching across all of our platforms three days examining this health crisis along racial and socioeconomic lines according to the CDC Latinos represent more than a quarter of all cove nineteen deaths although the account for only eighteen percent of the population and getting vital information out to Spanish. Speaking members of the community is key morning anchor at our. Abc affiliate W. F. TV Channel Nine in central Florida. Nancy Alvarez is here to talk about her efforts and Nancy. Thank you so much for being with US tonight. No people from your community turn to you for help because they say there's been a huge lack of outreach provided to Hispanic communities. Can you tell us a little bit more about what you're hearing what you're seeing down there in central Florida? Well thank you so much for having me to talk about a subject that so important in most of my heart out. He's observations really came early on in the pandemic from people in the trenches local religious leaders advocates in the Hispanic community. Who will wondering out loud why we were hearing a more Spanish. Being spoken of these regular news conferences that are county was holding to update us on the pandemic. We had a situation where a viewer actually reached out to me at our TV station to tell me that she was confused because she called the Spanish line at the local health permits and the mentioned on the testing criteria was wrong. It was actually outdated and that was because of the third party contractor that the county was using hotline so that caused confusion there to give you an example. We have a community here in central Florida at Orange County of about sixty thousand people since eighty percent are Hispanic then speak English but many don't ending need as critical information and this really wasn't just about words from the beginning so there wasn't any testing being conducted early on anywhere near this community. There was a lot of concern about that. I'm so happy to have this platform you that we've really come a long way here in Orlando Orange County Since March when all of this started do hear more Spanish now at our news conferences. Mobile testing did come to that community. That I just described to you and just to give you an example. This is pretty cool recently. The city of Orlando a sent out some information on testing right and they sent out to local reporters in the public and it was this little snippets that you could share on social media about testing criteria. Where when it was going to happen and that information was sent out in English Sandwich Creole Portuguese and Vietnamese. So we certainly come a long way in just a couple of months. Yeah you certainly have it. I know you're a large part of that. You speak Spanish. You decided to take matters into your own hands. Tell us what you did. Well I do mourn show here at the avoidability WWL TV as you mentioned And after our morning show of producers in started doing these short recaps of our top stories in Spanish and we put them out on Social Media. We have on our website of TV DOT COM. We actually have a whole section there and in Spanish for our viewers to get information and we really just did this to enhance the work. That's already done by so many hard working journalists here in central Florida who are bilingual. And they're working really really hard to reach this community so it was just one more thing that we could do to really help support now. That's fantastic and I know that there's an area. In central Florida that saw a huge influx of Puerto Ricans who wanted to rebuild their lives after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. So how are they dealing with experiencing the effects of pandemic so glad you asked me about them because really the big question is who are we talking about right? Who are we saying? You need of this information in my community. For example we have so many families that are in transition not just Puerto Ricans. It's families who recently drive here from Venezuela of fleeing the deal that country and then again those thousands of families who fled Rico Hurricane Maria in two thousand seventeen and then more recently the earthquakes that they had there on the island so imagine going through that hurricane earth place and now this panic These are families that are working really hard. They have jobs here. They're working to assimilate their kids and yes. They are working to learn English. They are but they just need a minute. They need some time because they haven't been here that long and if something like this of public health crisis occurs during this transition time for them. It is in the best interest really of our entire community. These families are informed and that they're safe and this can't be reactive. It has to be proactive. It has to be part of an overall emergency response in the best interest of all of us. That makes perfect sense now. I want to ask you just bottom line. What INFORMATION NANCY? Do you want people to walk away with now? Well I will just ask that emergency managers city and county leaders all over this country just pause and really take a look at the diversity in the regions that they're in charge of that they get creative in how to reach them that they use social media If you have a large Haitian community for example like we here in Central and south Florida. Are you giving out information on testing in creole for example in Spanish and this really just isn't for government leaders? You were talking about how we're winning economy states all across this country business owners as they get ready to reopen. Are you issued safety protocols? In languages all of your employees will understand as for the media. Get into those communities cannot tell her stories if a news conference is being streamed on your station website or facebook page and they they veer into Spanish. Don't cut the feed keep it going getting information to these communities in times like this is just really critical first and foremost because these are families with children. These are human beings that's number one that also because it really will ensure the safety of everyone in terms like this. That's right it's not about I. It's about us for all in this together Nancy Alvarez. Thanks for this huge huge eye-opener that we all needed to hear thank you. We appreciate your time thank you. We are back now. With our focus on educators revolutionizing classroom study in the midst of pandemic. Let's meet the North Carolina Technology professor taking teaching to the next virtual level. I'm Stephen King. I'm a professor of emerging technologies at the husband School of Journalism and media and Keenan flagler business school. I teach emerging technologies which is augmented reality virtual reality artificial intelligence and how do we leverage and use those to reach new audiences and reach people in different ways. Virtuality allows people to be transported to another time or place for our students. They put on the headset each week for class and they are transported into the VR classroom. This Three D. space has digital whiteboards. It has screen. It has all the things that are classroom is used to having but it just hasn't been a virtual in our in person. Classes more traditionally on campus students come in and out of my office and I feel like I have this relationship where they can bring ideas to me. We can coach and work through them. Now that we're remote that's a lot different. We're trying to find ways to use technology to help us to continue to bring students and teachers together. When we found out that the university was going to move all of its classes online. I knew this is the time to try things out but to do this virtual reality. It was entirely new something that I had not done. I built three D. environments before but never an online learning experience. So we'RE GONNA LEARN ABOUT AUGMENTED REALITY. Today we're going to talk about the social interactions and see how that goes each week. We gathered in my virtual classroom that I was able to build and customize specifically for our class when decided to mail the go headset to our house. I bragged about it to my family. My friends because who else gets to go to class and virtual reality space rather than zoom or something unique thing about virtual reality is that helped us go from this very serious. Komen reality that we're living in to get all the students back into the classroom and thinking about how we were going to collaborate together very cool art. Thanks to Stephen King and his students in all the educators out there working so hard to make a difference and we're going to turn to Dr John Ashton for her final thought. So I just love that story amy You know I was thinking about lessons that I learned in healing from tragedy that that struck my family and it reminded me of the importance of keeping routine so I wanted to share that as my prescription of the day because what I learned from mental health experts resent when you deal with a world that's just been rocked and changed in the most fundamental way from top down and bottom up it's critically important to restore some routine even if it's a new routine which is what a lot of us are dealing with now in our new normal to show us that. Not Everything in life has been exploded there. There is something that you can count on day by day so now as the weather starts to get nice and people start to go out whether it's your routine of cleaning meditating than connecting with people socially or going for a walk. I know you daily routine of of your run. It's so important it's so therapeutic and so the I think we all need to keep batum. I love that you always feel better afterwards. Yeah pretty different. We have a new normal. Yes we do Dr Jan. Thank you so much. And that's our program for today. I made me robot. Thanks for listening. If keeping up with the news feels like it's become a chore. Checkout start here the daily podcast from ABC News Start. Here is quick and simple. Every morning you'll hear the news and why it matters. Subscribe to start here and listen for free now wherever you get your podcast

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The Evolution of Commercial Construction with Matt Theby

"This is the at five thirty on main podcast. I'm Sean Collins and I'm Mike Davis and we're here to discuss the convergence of digital and physical experiences in today's world with extend group as an expert in designing online experiences and VPS architecture an expert on creating physical experiences you will hear unique discussions on technology theory and more that merges our separate areas of expertise and to one podcast experience. Thanks for tuning in. We're you enjoy today's at five thirty main podcast up so Okay we are at the at five thirty on main podcast wherein the extension studio here. Today we are looking at episode number four of the five. Thirty on main podcast. The at five thirty on main podcast is a collaboration between extend group. Sean Collins in the Architecture Mike Davis and we're just hearing we're interested in the conversion of the digital experience and how that meets in today's world the traditional experience Mike as an architect. He designs buildings. He designs consumer experiences here at Extend Group. I work with clients to help their customers understand their experiences online and how they can They can move consumers to conversion or to an action and with today's world those two lines the physical and the digital line or Blurred digital is in the physical and the physical is merged the two so the at five thirty on main. Podcast is a series that We just have questions of individuals that are in our community and today we have met. Thebe he is the vice president. At lensing building specialties. He is responsible for all the architectural sales. That happened within lensing. He has from what I can read into. The organization has multiple commercial accounts and different business units but matt is in charge of all architectural sales. And that's a big component. I believe Matt in Mike. Both have collaboration there in their business. Prior to joining Lensing in two thousand nine Matt was the Assistant Vice President of corporate banking at PNC bank in Indianapolis. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics. From dennison is that correct university and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of business in Indianapolis. He's a great community guy. He's the chair. Elect of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana Board of directors. His director of Easter Seals Rehab Center board. He's a member of habitat for humanities transforming lives neighborhoods campaign as well as a youth sports coach which man that in itself gives you five stars by that gets you right into the pearly gates there. Mr Athenee Matt. His wife enjoy a hectic pace of raising their four children. Here and the wonderful town of Evansville Indiana. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you sean. Thank you Mike. It's exciting to be here and for those listeners. Out there just hang in there. I'm sure the second half of the PODCAST will be worth checking out on your commute home. My goodness yeah. I mean I had to read. I mean doing more. What else can squeeze in Will thank you guys are busy as yourself. So it's a fun time to be raising a family contributing to the community of course growing our business in the helping What I call home grow by house. Vps has your design experience. Going life is good right now. Busy busy and so busy for us. Means busy for Matt and his team through We always try to utilize them as much as we can. Keep it local and see how we can grow business together. I liked that. Keep a local so When it comes to looking at what Lensing building specialties does in some of their consumer goals and really to you matt. What does the word experience mean to you like when we say were cultivating consumer experiences thrive or VP S? Says that they want their consumer to feel the space that they walk into our experience. The space that they're in. What does that word? Experience me new. I attach emotions to experience. Not necessarily touchy feely emotions. But the emotions of this is difficult to work with. I'm not enjoying this experience as sort of can happen frequently in construction commercial construction environment but also attach feelings of security and safety or comfort in a positive experience It's often taken for granted and I know it's a topic we may get into. What's a good design but I was Gonna say that I think often good design is taken for granted in good experience as often taken for granted. The emotions are generally positive. You only remember the ones that are out of place so so with Lensing when you talk about the architect experience and business experience with the contractor. Does that experience? It's not always sunshine and rainbows. You know it seems like in there most of the time. And that's the way it should be in building buildings Were often a supplier or subcontractor on a commercial construction project and so that process is a journey and it doesn't often go without difficult decisions without interruptions in the schedule without honest misunderstandings and the occasional dishonest misunderstanding but it is an experience that normally does pretty pretty darn positively otherwise. There wouldn't be many of the same players Participating in the same project. You know time and time again when you talk about those experiences in those relationships. I mean we talk in the in our world digital agency world in ten years back. The average customer experience lasted ten. To twelve years in your area of of concentration like ours has went down to now in the the digital agency. Were down two to three years. And then the clients moving onto the next one. That's just the Internet of things more options more opportunity kind of race to the bottom. What what's your average consumer experience. What time sure is so you know we would say that. We on average have two types of customers in all probably focus my comments today on our commercial customers not so much our residential customers would be your normal homeowner so on the commercial side. I think we're very fortunate as a company. We were founded in nineteen forty eight in. We have relationships that have the continue to this day from that time period now. That's certainly not the norm. But I would say that. It is the norm in our commercial business that we have relationships that are easily a decade two decades three decades. I think it's awesome that I have the opportunity to work with members second and third generation members of families that have their own business that worked with whether it be my parents. I on Cole's perhaps my grandfather is a very unique position to be in so I do think commercial. Construction in general and in this market has enjoyed some stability. In terms of WHO's involved. I would also say that. We value long term relationships more than we do next week sale next month sale so there have been challenges whether the challenge is one that we created by baby some difficulty on our end whether it was inherent to the project. We've always tackled those challenges with a long-term view in mind and by and large it seems to pay off with a with a long term relationship and I think it's also a little bit of innovation on that from A. Were both in the same field. If you're just churning out the same old same oh those correct. You're never going. You're going to die off you're going to go away and you're not gonNA keep those clients because clients are constantly and now it's getting faster and so now we lean more heavily. I think on the supplier in to say what's new. What you guys have that. We could take our clients and present or use our buildings and going back to Matt's earlier it comes down. I think relationships it's the more you leave everything. Up to interpretation down the line the more you have that headbutting but the more clear you can make it. This is what we want This is what we're design this. What we're going for this is the experience trying create and they understand what they're providing and there's less interpretation right to to make mistakes so for the individual. That's listening to this. Podcast can matt. Can you give us a little bit of what the experiences how you fit into the holistic approach to how a building comes together you know? Mike is the architects. There's the there's like how does lensing buildings specialties fit into this mix oftentimes at its simplest. Answer we're providing material 's and most of our focus in architecture sales of it in his on openings and that's a catch all term for could be the building envelope such as a glass and glazing that that provides the exterior skin so to speak of the building it could be The dock equipment and roll up doors and commercial garage doors that are used for freight coming out the building or partitioning areas within the building off. Maybe there's a climate controlled area in needs to be separated from a non climate control area but the door that separates area needs to be a high performance store. Rabbit cycle will provide those products of installation services in an it's as simple and as is obvious and interactive as the doors and the door hardware that everyone uses in and out of the building every day and so that that is the general product. Set that we would provide and we get those materials to the job site. That's the simplest answer. The real dirty work is in the design upfront in collaborating with a folks which is Mike on the front well before pricing even arrived at just. This is what the client in users trying to achieve. Can they achieve this a code compliant? Fashion are there new products out there to help them achieve this in a more efficient manner and just as an example? I think we just did a project recently. And we worked with and people don't realize doors endured hardware. We had a ten thousand square foot building. We had eighteen different sets door hardware and door functions at some of those were multiple door might have three of the same but in the end People just they don't realize that the door works but to get the door to work. I mean you're talking about eighteen. Different configurations locking mechanisms and the number of decisions. The someone new to the door hardware discussion would have to make. It often surprises them. Amari is the eighteen sets. Mike refer to each set potentially has four to six decisions within the set so four to six times eighteen. That's the number of decisions that had to be made at the design stage. Yeah Yep including you know whether it's fire rated whether it's Co compliant exit hardware all this electrification and it has to function you know so you got a guy installing frame. He has make sure there's a wire in that frame if it's electrified all that stuff and a lot of people just it can be. I mean I know Finan- good nap. I WANNA take the door stack and figure it out. So I'll T- Internet of things is changing the way business. So Mike mentioned evolving earlier and that's he's absolutely spot on. That's how we've been able to maintain long term relationships case in point. There was a time in our company's history that we accepted railcar deliveries of sand and then broke that down into smaller packages for distribution. Now of course. It's been a long time since we've done that but to give an example how we've evolved. We now are Well experienced cable provider of electrified. Wireless Lock sets that you can control from your smartphone. Yeah school administrators have turned us in and design teams of turn to us to help provide lockdown features. And so we're in a fortunate position. Reach say we can take care of you from the latch bolt on the door all the way to your server a wondering so yes. That's quite an evolution right from railcar delivers of sand. Yes so when you go about making that step house. The collaboration with your suppliers is it is. Do you bring That talent internally or do you work with your suppliers to make sure they're educating you on the next level What what that looks like in your staff takes it from there. Are you really looking to your suppliers supplier to be a part of that? Too is a very good question. We're not a manufacturer. Were not making the products that were installing and servicing however we believe we add a critical element of expertise in that. We know how it works in. The field manufacturing does comes up with wonderful innovations. Unfortunately sometimes they're in the ivory tower are in just in the research lab so we do have our test bench where we're able to take their latest and greatest idea and put it through our own set of Howlett work under these circumstances or what if you do it this way and asked to do something that they haven't marketed can be so we do feel we bring that hands on approach to it and of course we're taking advantage of their training You know semi formal setting know doesn't necessarily turn onto a week's worth of classroom education. I think Mike would attest to this. The construction industry is not one. That's well taught in a classroom environment. It it really can only be learned in the field of especially when you get to the construction stage. Yeah now same way on our side lessons learned what you have. We're trying to get them to understand the function of a door. Sometimes it takes a couple of site visits a couple walked through this. How we want this the function. I think we've had some at a couple of hospitals that especially with like an infant duchesne as a real challenge with doors. 'cause they got to be able to lock down but they also got to be able to release on a fire emergency. That can't be lockdown during them. So there's all kinds of things and and I think being able to program those doors are really going to change. Everything changed a lot of what how that happened so they have to educate us as well as I think. A role that we provide to our vendors is that we provide feedback on how is actually going to work have real world because we could take meetings all week long with a vendor saying look at this latest and greatest thing that we've just in bed and oftentimes they've done a nice job of solving a narrow niche but there's gotta be a commercial scale factor too right so to Mike's Point there is a a difficult opening in a certain environment at a healthcare setting. But you you might come up with a solution for that one opening but it's gotta work campus wide and it's got to work on a variety of applications and so on one just last week they said look at this new Bluetooth Technology. Were in use for door locks. It would work for your office store to be an excellent application for your office door. It wouldn't work at the front door. It wouldn't organ back door. It wouldn't work if there's any turnover who that office right so there. They think they've invented magic solution. But we're able to provide the feedback. Well congratulations on a project to two hundred doors on it. You've you've successfully design something for three of them right. Yeah well and that's talking to facilities. People is very important to our job because they've seen it all they have to maintain it. They have to take care of it. They have to change things when something change in. The is any disfigured. Well if it can't function that way the way they function it's not going to work in the end if I don't want to a performance advertisement here but let me talk about a concept that I thought was interesting at the time that launched we can talk about the pros and cons of to a company decided that the Internet of things is the wave of the future lock set but it also realized that not every facility or in user or designer was ready to make leap into a fully connected on wireless solution and that the old key padlock for some folks was good enough for now despite the mini cons of standalone key padlock. So they designed lock set. That was adaptable. And you could maintain the locks on the door. Which is the bulk of the expense in the end the installation labor and just change out a few components at the top and a Riverside. Lacsa and thousand innovative approach however it came quickly apparent that the the steps to convert and upgrade feasible. And so what we have seen. Is that some folks have just skipped all the early steps and just gone to the fully loaded feature set and so I often wonder. How much are Davis Man on trying to make it modular? When the rate of adoption clearly pointed to just go to the full solution. Yeah and that's a similar when we talk about it. Extend were with our automotive Manufacturer clients you know the Internet of things in play throughout the automobile today. And you know everybody has seventy two APPs that are all connected whether it be serious You know am I gonNa have Alexa installed when we have all these these items but then when you take it down to parts manufacturers their customers are actually the technicians the one that throw Vehicle Service They have to turn and know how to get their information. The quickest well at one point in one stage in the game every every manufacturer. Like whether you're a fuel pump manufacturer. Water pump manufacturer In Oh to censor manufacturer everybody that had a component on the vehicle wanted to have their own APP. That were you scan the Vin of the car like it brought back their particular part that was for that had the installation video. I mean this is groundbreaking stuff. We're only going back like eight years but the industry had never seen it before. We made those things but after we created one we created three and then we creative five all the sudden. Are we always consider? Our customer is the guy or Gal who throws away the box. So they're going. You know what that's great but I just want one of those because I work on multiple brands multiple in a series like I don't need one just for addition coils and I don't need I need one. Has Everything in it. And now you're talking about standardizing an entire industry. You're talking the aces and the pies. Data's manufacturer's catalog their parts. Well then that would have to be distributed from global or international organization that was trying to mandate how all that was that. Information was being dissected into this one APP in we were building those in two thousand eleven two thousand twelve and they're still not one today that has reached the in consumer. That has all those things so yeah be talk about all the RND. We have built the one the five the many that. They're great our award-winning the use user. Interface spot on the the technicians. Love having them in their hand and just the one one scan here the inner three digits here and it brings up exactly what they need. But that's only for one of you know thousands of components. Yes we did in in our world all the time because when it comes to money everyone talks about standardized We're GONNA do the standard this and everything's GonNa be modular and everything's GonNa be this soon as you start involving the end user you start involving the customer the client and and get what they want they go. Oh that's great because it's GonNa Save Me Money But can we change this and this and impre soon? Everything's custom and so with us. You Know Three D. modeling being able to take curtain wall. I always say this when we have them. It's like manufacturer once architects. Here's a little secret. Suspect their stuff. Give us three. D models of it gives us something that has parameters that we can stretch and pool and still work within your parameters like call near curtain wall or something like that. Because that's what we're going to us if we have to create ourselves. That's a lot more time consuming for us. In you're probably just can't get the generic generic version and we're GONNA say get you guys interpret how this can get done so in the good old days of web development we had. We had water fall technology. Now talking to Aaron about this yesterday of the okay. We're going to idea is going to come out with our standard. You know what our statement of work is in the statement. Work will have everything detail and we go into each one of those details. Has THEIR OWN PROJECT PLAN? And everything went one at a time and that would be from ideation to statement work to actual wire frame designs and then how those would be converted into a user interfaces with color theory applied to them and then that goes to the programmer in those bits and pieces. Go into how they do their piece in at the end the consumer the customer are in user would be able to then use the prototype today. Agile all of that happens all at once. Is there a similar like with the you know we talk about the convergence of technology physical experiences? Is that all happening. Dole happening. Yeah Three D. Model World and people are jumping on board or Kinda fallen back because ultimately at the end. I think what's going to happen. I would guess within five or ten years is that we're going to build a model and that models can be handed over to arc sales and skimpy hand to the contractor. And it's going to be hand. Everybody and they're going to do all their takeoffs and they're gonNA know exactly what they're doing and what they're providing and that building's going to be built a three D. environment before it's built in the real world. Say the sketches are. The buildings completed is is in the future would benefit everyone involved as that. Three D. model is being evolved in established internally if it was notifying all suppliers of what changes were being made before they even even chime in. If you listen to the brim experts. They would tell you that it's happening now. And it is happening. Limited institutional neuro buildings in Evansville that have benefited from the use of them in our construction. I'm not aware of any buildings That I would call a hundred percent. Then okay documented Me Meaning what I mean by. That is maybe structural. Maybe building envelope got most of the way there may be heating. Maybe mechanical most of the way there and at some point in my experience. I've seen I don't know. The term has been fatigue but the number of conflicts got overwhelming at some point traditional means and methods at this stage or more efficient and resolving. And it doesn't mean them's wrong doesn't mean it doesn't have use cases it just means that the adoption and the efficiencies of it are still being worked out you know the World Wide Web wasn't always as efficient tool as it is right now right too so when you say fatigue so that that experience of all those that are involved is that like I have three more alerts that this project has changed and here it is here. It is here. It is and everybody's checking their inbox real quick. I'm sure my kids more vivid examples but I recoil small building and maybe three or four storey building and on one four there were over three thousand m conflicts that needed to be resolved. Got Two beautiful facility at functions very well. All that got resolved in the field through traditional means and to pay back on had a lot of that isn't necessarily been not working as much as I call it owed so this is my silo. That's not my silo. You deal with that. I'll deal with this. And then there's coordination communication going back and forth change gears here quick. What's that something you use every day? You think as well designed it can be anything so the good news is. I was tipped off on this question. Who knows what he's getting on the spot. I'd expect your Sandwich or seven nine zero. It's certainly not my driver. GonNa give a simple answer here and the reason that came to mind that I take it for granted right and Mike had brought this up earlier. Thanks interaction a code compliant door opening and I'm fresh off attending our annual industry conference where our industry association has renamed themselves the door security and safety foundation and deservedly so the statistics on the improved evacuation procedures in New York City following the September eleventh attacks when compared to the previous World Trade Center bombing or heartening in the number of folks who got out that. We're in a position. We will get out due to efficient evacuation protocols in the fact that a door stairwells were protected. The way they should be protected but also provided address is just maybe the most high-profile example but on a day-to-day basis. Actually enjoy being able to go to healthcare facilities around town educational facilities my own kids school and have sort of taking for granted the ability to come and go through that building a safe and secure manner and know that especially right now there's protections in designs put in place both for the unfortunate event of a fire which should allow us to egress the building a safe and controlled manner but also in event of unfortunately a con an active shooter. And so there's a way to a code compliant and thoughtful way to protect the building occupants Indo scenarios and I because I'm in that works often take it for granted but I also surmise. It average user visited. Those buildings doesn't appreciate the thought. Well Yeah we always as architects. We always talk about doctors. Doctors have potential. Kill one patient who have potential of those doors. Don't open if they get stuck if they're dot swinging the right way. Whatever the case may be that you could kill a hundred you know trying to rush out. I mean you see it in these nightclubs as the one that comes up the people. It's not co compliant. The facility has to many people smoke search villain that whatever and everybody gets trampled and they get smashed against an and people die. And that's what happens in our world and so a lot of people don't understand the importance but we can go into a lot more of that of when people are designing a space that aren't qualified that just the things that can happen. He just thinks. Oh it's no big deal. I watched ATV a I think. What do I enjoy using? I I think when you enjoy using something you almost don't notice you just take. I was thinking about this well-designed spaces in spaces that provide good. Experiences is has if it was always that way grand central terminal had the opportunity to visit their the summer New York City in. You don't appreciate that it wasn't always that way. Just wow. This is impressive. It must have always been this way. The Empire State Building we were in New York City. I cannot fathom how functional and and lasting that building is for an age of it and for how long you know it's recently been surpassed obviously sought the tallest building in New York City. It was there for a time after September eleventh in for a building that old to have been sustained on a testament to his on. But I think it's easier to just look at the empire soon. We'll of course it's that way. Well Yeah Our world. Everyone notices bad design but good design is like Yep got it it's nice. There's always the standard bearer and I just think everybody always looks at it. Everybody well a large portion of the digital community hasn't iphone aura. A MAC product of some type. And when you look at their online experience that online experience has been saying for years you I the you actually went into it in the the flow in which they get their in consumer to the products that they need in the way that structure has been there and it was thought out well before we are at today today. Well we're going to. We're going to launch it and we're going to relaunch it or we're going to relaunch it. There was a lot of thought put into that. If you look at I tunes as well which is actually were everything you know that software distribution started that you is still very much similar today to what it was when it first started so Apples an easy one to pick out. But it's very standardized is very consumer focused in. They put a lot of time and effort in the beginning to even have it where it's at today. Everyone is like you said you don't even notice they're using it and I'm not an apple. Expert is proud. Samsung Samsung Hanoi. To go in. And no I don't think my phone will catch on fire. I would say that you know one of the pillars of them being able to accomplish that is they were in control of an ecosystem and and it just makes me think how wide and diverse the ecosystem is in commercial construction and design out. But that's why the design teams mean wasn't too long ago. I Know Matt's Dad will cast this. But there'd be spaces and they weren't that big and be like okay. The third time redesign in constructing it because they build it as cheap as they can get done remodel at the next year remote the next year by the third time I think we got it right now as opposed and our people are starting to understand. Hey have these design meetings. Get everybody involved. It's a design team. Were all so design. It the first time that's right you know Mike Having worked with Mike in the past. Here's a just a bold face compliment on like he's willing to have the conversation on the up front and work through the use of the space or the intended function of the opening and take compliments to him? Take the upfront design seriously in occasionally that things folks don't want here come out. Yeah but the old adage a announced prevention is worth a pound of cure. There's been many times that Just in the door hardware scope of work A meeting upfront. Saved out hundreds of hours of onside remedy. And so you know if a ninety minute meeting and conversation within an user says electoral contractor from having to Redo their scope of work. Drywall contractor having to repair drywall. Already installed and then I mean that was maybe just a third of what was involved potentially just even all important keen. Meaning the OH. Halloween kids are set up. Saves everybody a lot of headache of not getting a bunch of keys? That don't function the way they want it and having to go back and revisit it and just like we gotta have this team meeting and usually it's one and that's another one because again the end user doesn't even understand how many keys can be involved to be end user. It's not a topic they interact with often and the number of decisions is at first overwhelming. And when we try to have our team a help break it down into basics we can give suggestions and guidance we can provide the pros and cons but ultimately the user. It's got a really drive. The bulk of the decision making because they are going to be quote unquote living with it. Yeah how's IT GONNA work because the worst thing you want from an experiences We can't lock any of our office doors because the keys are wrong or whatever the case may be and we're gonNA functional Lowest Level Member of the staff is key opens everyone stores so all unintended consequences of all solved by get meeting. Sounds like that could be a several hours. Actually they have been yeah they have been in other and we usually participate in those and I'm sure in the past that wasn't the case but I usually try to get in. There were a highlighter and say okay. Look the these are how these function like. Persson egress door. This is a you know if I could just pass along one tip to any of those listening who may have a key meeting coming up in near future or have a member of their team. Administering a key meeting is from our perspective. Having seen key systems we've maintained key systems for users for decades. Now cleese key the building as you would like it to operate. Please do not key to your staff. The day of the meeting because staff will come and go and how you trusted this individual. This Day may not be how you trust the next individual farragut piece of digital content. That can be a great checklist. Yes yeah yeah. Nice villa checklist for how to facilitate the Kennedy check. One check two. It very much is even. I think there is some software where you can actually have that meeting digitally if you need a to and every door would be and essentially and say okay. This is key masterclass. Obviously everything but start the lowest level and say it's going to open these doors and that highlights all the doors got open. They see it off four plan so I mean it's getting there. That's all part of the spin in Ross and back to evolution comment on the Internet of things some folks are going to be saying quiche. Me's that's not the way the ruling more false attacks control and and so we have been involved with biometrics opportunities presents. A different set of questions involves the IT department which is good. But also that's another set of stakeholders that have questions WanNa know. Why? And how and or the requirements Just going to us. Entry Card Access for example or key-fobs is a common term. You'll hear that doesn't necessarily excuse anyone from the key meeting or would it needs to become as a keying and access control meeting. There are still a number of decisions to be made in fact. Let's swallow bow on it if we can for a moment. Good design is a result of an incalculable number of good decisions yeah already a blog. Yesterday that was basically passwords. Be Dan in our industry because now it's facial recognition and thumbprint. So your phone will do both of those if it brings it up it should immediately let you in the thing of the good old password now going to be phased out in some user experience we in our little corner of the world. We're not surprised to hear about the recent thumbprint. Fingerprint Identification Vulnerabilities having been around biometric readers. Were well aware of the pros and cons. And I've said numerous demos where the end user was hook line and sinker ready to put thumbprint readers or fingerprint readers until two vendors credit. They said let's talk about the balance between security inconvenience because you want efficient. Quick transactions through these fingerprint readers. Yes yes we can't. We can't afford any weight recognition time and so they take a gummy bear and put it over their finger and they put it on the machine able to bypass I was going to like Robson Shaw where they have the fight scene in the end the and they actually take take the person and slam their face. The Hollywood always doesn't overcomplicating. I realize it can be more simple simple as a bear. And so then you have to that prompts. The next layer discussion about. How are we to use biometrics? And what are the security settings that we're going to have in? It's almost back to the key meeting folks often when a key for convenience and then that erodes security you can have the same trade-offs discussion biometrics think. I'm going back to in our question on. What is a product that you use every day that was designed to keys like it's their album for my car having from my house and all those things but it works today or yesterday work in future? It's enjoying a resurgence. If I will again I think card accessing kilos entry absolutely continuing to grow and we've enjoyed helping this community adopt those technologies however. The key is enjoying a resurgence for a variety of reasons. I can tell you because digital is not ready to solve every every door opening just yet while. Yeah I'd try to connect my garage door and then have my code door on the garage in my front door. That's connected to the Internet that I can unlock in an law. Care if I forget it and all those things but once again apple is trying to solve it with their whole map but yet the manufacturer of the front door lock doesn't pair with it but the other to do like I can control my garage door. And but the physical door inside. The garage is only keypad. So there's three steps to get to where had a key in that one thing. Large ecosystem common early right. Yeah how important are questions? What type of course does your facility use? L. Then gets forgotten like this is the wrong course that you have specked. Oh so how has we talk about the? We've talked about products. How has the Digital Universe? And how's that impacted your experience with your clients today. Are you communicating with more? Is it helped you streamline communications what is your customer today experience from a digital perspective from flinching you know the technology that around for a while or so obvious now there early worth mentioning but let's go ahead mention them because sometimes we forget where we've been. It was a not too long ago. Common for a set of submittal drawings that would be submitted to general contractor and then ultimately to the architecture approval to be done in hard copy. The a mail house wasn't that long ago facts and then facts was was an a more expedient option than male fortunately now occasionally just depends on the project crammers. We've bypassed email can go to direct upload portal where multiple parties have. The ability to review comment can provide a better centralized record keeping system. I would say that there are difficulties at different in the chain with some of the technologies out there. You know I'm hearing a larger markets. Really talented individuals leave the construction industry because they they determined that they got in the industry go. Buildings not be a data entry clerk and so the key I think for the next leap in. Construction Technology is related to project. Management is for automation to help with that data entry element and where the human beings and the and the knowledge gets back to interpreting. Data anticipating issues reacting in solving problems and becomes less about data entry. And we're still in the early stages of adopting the touch screen is going to help with that where you can take stylus and markup shop drawings. Let Times a problem with drones as Matt knows goes back to door hardware and you're getting a hundred and fifty page a metal. It's really hard to view that digitally Share they'll come up with a way bigger monitors where you can see every but constantly back and forth between pages but So that's one of the challenges that I think is hurt but also with the digital uploading. You Mark Everything Up. Yup Load it and I've seen where you go to a meeting and the guy in the field doesn't have the markups near like Martin up at the back to the ecosystem of we have been frustrated to no end. In fact we've we've changed our policies and so we will now send out close out documents not to just the project manager for say one of our contractor clients and it's all well intentioned got reams of data coming into them but you know nothing spells disaster like when we the supplier called out to the job site to evaluate wine openings not functioning correctly we tried out there with our approves mills and the Superintendent for whatever reason has been left to his own devices with say the construction documents. Okay and you know. It's it's literally this point. Two different projects because of the changes have been made in. The changes may be blood drawn by the owner and so not to say that the contractors the only one guilty that happens at all layers of the of the ecosystem but a technology that could help compress that and eliminate. That is being touted as ready. I haven't seen it perform as a silver bullet just yet but tonight's point where we are getting closer with field devices and IPADS are field. Technicians will not be side without ipad. So they have connectivity to documents. That are offices prepared in the field. That's almost like table stakes right now. I wouldn't say that's terribly innovative. But it'd be hard to be effective without those tools. Let's switch gears again and go Because you mentioned emotion as part of your experience when you think about experience and so what's a what's a space that makes you emotional or brings out some ocean when you visit will for those of you? That know me really. Well I mean I'm highly emotional so Now this is actually a little bit difficult for me in thinking about this because there aren't necessarily a tremendous in spaces that this space in of itself evoked emotions for me but I'm gonNA come back to. The first answer is spaces where I'm with my family. So the home they -cations activities. Those spaces seem to generate emotions. But I do want to give you an example where I was in a space the summer. And you've already heard me speak to our trip to New York City. I did visit the September eleventh Twin Towers Memorial in the emotional moving part of that was the connection and the sense of people that that memorial has been able to transfer. And it's an unfortunate memorial. But it is extremely well done extremely moving into an extremely respectfully designed space so for those of you listening. That haven't been there. I strongly encourage you to visit it into. I do expect that you would find that space emotional for obvious reasons in and I just WanNa say incredibly well done in a respectful manner back to perhaps more writer topic. I was thinking of the Ford Center in when I've inexperienced good emotions normally been when ace's have one close friend or have been to an enjoyable concert and so I think I'm not on the design side but space without any people in it is going to be empty so the goal must be Mike. You chime in here. The goal must be is not designed for the sake of what it looks like in a photograph is designed for the sake of what would that people. How do people experience it exactly right because even a memorial and you take away the names and you take away out functions probably out and if it was Not mean this respectable way above? It's just a hole in the ground had no meaning behind at the had. No personal connection that has no. It doesn't drive experience for the people that visited or or use it like the Ford Center tall shaped around people so earlier on like almost forty minutes ago plus I talked about your degrees finance and your business degrees. How does those passions of Finance and business? How does that impact your customer today in you the way way you attack your customer experience honestly I'd like to think it gives us an advantage? It's given me an advantage over time because my frame of reference for a situation or an opportunity is not the product or the latest and greatest gadget is does this make sense to the overall operation and then you can attach dollars and sense to how a product functions right so you know. Sometimes it happens to all of us. We get so close to a topic that we sometimes need that perspective from one layer removed. And I'd like to think that AIDS in the construction community because it doesn't become about what's the right way to install certain product because we've always done it that way or that's how I was taught to new before is economically and financially. What makes the most sense? But not just for US Subir supplier. What about the general contractor? What about the end user? There's an infinite number of ways to ron construction schedule. And I'd like to think that the appreciation for the business and economic side of it allows us to be more responsive sub because we can anticipate not just what the impact is to us but maybe to or the user on how a schedule is arrived at or or undertake. So when you go through that process. Do you ever with everyone in the room. Do you ever get that Camman? Were wildly creative. We WanNa do all these things. You know the sky's the limit in do you ever get that experience that feedback come on man what what's going on here like. Why don't you see this? Vision will remember. Were there to discuss in be prepared to address with a cold hard reality so it's not too often as the team. Say let's just do something wildly creative in fact often trying to to atone for someone to wildly creative ideas potentially on the design side. So we'll get we. We will use our creativity to help make it a reality. You know unfortunately sometimes say just because it was drawn. That way doesn't mean it can work that way to. There's a better example. Our creativity is too. I think it's changing because we're we're working with Matt's team a lot at times to say okay. They want this look. What products do you have that? Would you know I think The product use Victoria on their front doors was one recently whereas like. I didn't even know you supplied that Product but great. That'll probably what kinds looking for so it wasn't exactly what drew up now but it met the intent. Look for what the client wanted to. We do get creative but I think we we know our role in will leave the initial creativity the envelope pushing creativity to the design team. Most of the time and then we get creative in helping them achieve goals Simplify simplify so as we begin to wrap up. Is there a person product or brand to you? That has the most authentic design experienced today. Like is a brand is a person that you've met just said you know the way in which they conduct themselves in person online like or a brand of product in an example of? Who's doing it right for the overall consumer experience shooting from the hip here on the spot. The kids recently became were Mr Rogers. And there's been a movie out right now it's a IT'S A. It's a pop topic right to culture topics so let's just touch on that too. I don't recall the last time I've seen Mister Rogers neighborhood episode and saw one the other night and thought to myself probably the things that most of us would thank Corneal goofy and I also came away with a healthy dose of this individual state. Very true to what he believes. His mission was darned the snickers and the laughs and questioning the very authentic representation of what his mission was. Then I have not seen the new movie but from all accounts. I'm hearing it's received. I'm surprised you guys haven't seen Daniel Tiger. Pbs that kids love Daniel Tiger palm interest. You know does your Rogers to the original right to the original puppet. In fact they're coming about in reverse right. They thanked Daniel. Tiger was I and Mr Asia's second and obviously solar folks no that's not the case but so there's just worn out of pop culture that comes to mind but Let me think about one here in the industry. I'M GONNA say Rainer Garage Doors in Minnesota Rainer Garage Yours for this reason They've been family owned for a long time. They've had different family members. Come and go in leadership positions and yet it is apparent that they take great joy and providing. A reliable product is often the most used door in someone's household exterior door. Of course most use extra during someone's house They recently came out with the new security feature. And they've sort of say you find out what your values are when you're going to write a check for them and so they have a program in place that if you suffer from a break in with the door that has the security feature. They'll pay for the cost of a new door and so there that they feel that strongly about I didn't come here to give a bold faced advertisement for them but that's That's an authentic approach to standing behind your product. Is there anything? Were coming down to the end of the year holidays. Are Here and you get into twenty twenty. What's the one thing on your list that you look forward to experiencing in the next six nine twelve months? I think our team is continuing to adopt to the Internet of things reality and embracing technology I look forward to gatherings. Were not in the building environment because we want everyone to stay at home. I think in on our culture. There is a Tennessee with technology. Now to not have to convene Rhino. This this could have been done. Facebook live Youtube and didn't Webex and I'm not sure that the hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of listeners out there would have benefited from that getting together during this person added value in so Mike Designs building so that people can enjoy their space in you design content in provide content so people are motivated to enjoy their spaces of different way. And we really enjoy participating. I'm looking forward to to what this community is continuing to do. And how it's continuing to grow. We have spaces. That weren't here five years ago ten years ago and I don't think we're done it. Seems like we're on the upswing certainly in terms of of reinventing parts of our urban core spaces and let's continue to be willing to change adapt so as we wrap here. How do our listeners? As you mentioned the millions and millions actually will retract the millions. I just got an update Is Trending Right now trending this? It should be absolutely. I didn't I didn't check which com was trending at it could be training on the parody on a it has been an entertaining and insightful conversation so how do listeners connect with you today and how do listeners connect with Lindsay buildings So the timing of this was not intentional but we recently launched new lead sites and of course with that were proud of those efforts architecture sales dot com. Where suggest most folks go to check this out? You'll find out a little bit of our company history and more details about what we do. Of course I'm available There's there's direct access to me through the website email cone on easily. Gotten Ahold of are you a Insta- guy or you on are you on an star on snapchat. This is where your guests screening process has fallen. I may intentionally low profile on social media. Okay and I will add all help out. But they have a beautiful showroom. Yes beautiful showroom on side never road for those of you that Feel your career. You would like to have a different better experienced in your kitchen. Perhaps we have waste assist your kitchen cabinetry. I think so highly of the space. That a discourage my lovely spouse from going to the show because it would only call us a likely you know renovation remodel but we'd love to have everyone else come by see what's going on so so I may not be as visible on social is user if there was a fake. What is my favorite social media? I guess you could say I'm a social media traditionalist. Twitter seems to fit the bill. Okay most of the time information links catches your attention short sweeps Mike. Any closing words here as we wrap up episode. Four the at five thirty on main. Podcast no I think is very enjoyable name appreciate Matt Join US and at least. He didn't talk to poorly about US architects. And but now which I'd help mountain do best. We can do. Get good project at the end. Our striving for everybody if I could make a professional recommendation. Thank you Mike. 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Wonderful! 84: Boomer at the Bat

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Wonderful! 84: Boomer at the Bat

"Hi, this is Rachel McElroy. Hello, this is Griffin McElroy. And this is wonderful kick the tires and light the fires baby come on. Let's get it. A sprinter up come on baby. Keep entire shorts. The name of this character. Jeff throw Jeff oh is the last name row? No Jeff row is a verse name last dollar will have a last name Kim tires baby. Going zero Nuys kicked tire. I have out of frustration. When my nineteen lost the game. I needed them to win. Like, oh, shucks. I said I said shit. Well, yeah. I said shit kick my tire so hard that the car exploded. And I regret that. I know that anger is regressive. Didn't get you which actually one and only makes digs the hole even deeper. I think that's an ancient proverb. Let me tell you something that might be useful for you. Okay. Can you feel so mad and you want to roar? Oh, just take deep breath encounter four. Oh, that's helpful. Yeah. I also I watched that episode of Daniel tiger didn't take it to heart as much as the potties everywhere song. They sung Daniel tiger about there's potties everywhere. There's potties for us to share which masive if I'm a kid, and I'm learning how to potty train it. It's like wait you're saying like there's potties we're supposed to use them at the same time. But for me is an adult like that brings me a lot of comfort there are potties everywhere. And as an IBM suffer. Those are words of great comfort. Thank you. This is show. We talk about good stuff. So do you want to tell us small wonder that you're into a small wonder is that eyebrows are back baby? Whoa. So you probably weren't aware. Okay. But in the nineties around friends era. Oh, yeah. You you really didn't want eyebrows invisible. As thin as possible. Yeah. And this was challenging for me a woman that has been gifted with last. I would say, yes. Great eyebrows. Tremendous eyebrow. A lot of eyebrow and awaited awaited patiently to big mustaches. Over your is way to patiently for a very long time. And now I resolution IRAs are back. Man. For low while I got nervous that it was just like, you know, a quick a boot like as but no they're still back. What do you think kick this off? What do you think was the jeez? I mean, you know, I'm not a huge fan of the work of an Hathaway, but I have to think she helped definitely involved. I think ama- thrones has a lot of assertive browse in there. And I think that's fair people are into that show. Still the resurgence of free to Kalo free to Kalos very hot right now. Very hot very hot. I talk about my small wonders I saw the detective Pika chew movie. I saw it in theaters with my two and a half year old son is his first movie, and it was racial. I work. I was kind of terrified do this because it was a solo adventure. Well in Henry, we'd already had conversation that like, okay. You know, what if he wants to bail after ten fifty minutes take him out in the lab say now, though, maybe try a second time that was bullshit. If he if he had freaked out and wanted to leave it would have broken, my heart. No, I thought it would be like a he's aware. Of peaches work, his body of work. He does in fact know the name Pika chew he knows Pika chew. And he knows Sida can really you can get there which just those two, but we saw it in theaters. And is my first time taking into theater, and it was such an incredible like like parenting experience at that. Part was really nice like sharing a big bag of popcorn with them as I could stuff. And then the movie was like good. It was it was very cute and fun and enjoyable and probably the best video game movie. Which is not. Yeah. Very tired. You little uncomfortable with how good it was. It made me a little uncomfortable with like how much I was like I'm not a closet, you know, poke him on fan. But I am in the sense that I did not think it would be going to see this movie in theaters, but I did. And I'm glad I did. It's a fun flick to fund flick. Hopefully, the first of many, it's exciting to think that when it becomes available to rent, or I guess in our case purchase, we will have you and Henry to watch again. I just remembered I actually did see Polk. Game on the first movie. That's the title of the film when it came state side. I did see that in theaters. And now that I have thought about that. I'm going to definitely by that on apple. So that we can watch that with our son ace app because now this is a project for. What's your first thing? You don't have notes. Can we talk about that? Rachel's flame without a net. And that's exciting for me. So I printed out notes at work. And what I usually do is I fold that piece of paper in half. And I put it in my purse permission slip. I looked to my person. It was not. They're not sure what happened to it champ car. Not there either hamburglar. That's okay, though, because I feel pretty good about my attention. Okay. First thing, Texas toast. This is the big toast, man. The big toe is that big toast. Obviously, I'm a big fan of it. 'cause it's a also a bed. So when I was growing up very picky eater always could count on bread though bread. Never steered me wrong. Right. Like if I went to a thanksgiving or Christmas, let's say, and it was a bunch of meats that I wasn't familiar with. I could count on bread who was bringing unfamiliar meets to Chris a lot of hammer Turkey in the off season. If you think about it. Oh, yeah. And then all the sudden on the holidays, all you've got these huge birds in front of you or this huge pig. And you're like, oh, this is not the way I'm used to seeing meat. I mean, were they roast in hogs? No. But about him is pretty large big boy, I'm used to lunch mate. I'm not used to the big old thing a ham. We gotta Easter ham, and that show is very good. But man it lasted for to overstate its welcome in my diet. And so when I encounter, Texas, toast as just bigger bread. Yeah. Something like make it a bigger. I tell you what I don't traditionally care for like a thick slice of bread. Like, if I if I get a sandwich, especially it's like to fix ISIS bread. And like you can't put much more in out without my mouth having to do like too much work. Right. But it Texas toast. They manage to keep it. So like sof, and it's usually just doused in an irresponsible amount of butter and garlic and shit. Exactly. So so basically, it's just bigger Whitebread. Well, yeah. Was there was there? A question about that the origin story, and this may just be an example of a restaurant really trying to take credit for something. But there is a location called the pig. Stand in nineteen forty one supposedly the manager asked a local break bakery for bread with thicker slice. And when it arrived couldn't fit in the toaster. So they put it on the grill. On the girl with some butter. You are a bad business. Hey, you ever cut them slices real thick? Well, no wouldn't do it. Do it from everything's bigger hall. Oh shit. So they threw it on the grill with a whole bunch of butter on both sides. And the Texas toast phenomenon was born all right in nineteen forty one. Okay. I believe I mean that was post World War Two or starting to get some food science going. We were starting to get explore what the riches of victory brought us to the original location for Texas toast was in Beaumont, Texas. It was demolished in twenty sixteen. Too much tosa fell over. Like, let me make the biggest slice of toast ever. So I said thicker vicar, not even slicing it anymore. It's just an entire loaf. My God ground caved in to thick man. There is apparently one final pig. Stan left in San Antonio. All right. Both get there. So you can also for those of you that are not located in Texas. What are you doing? Right. You can see confined Texas toast in the like frozen garlic bread variety. Right. Which is actually a New York company that makes it. It is new you're going to do that. That makes it less fun. Gonna do. I just as Pacific -ly, specifically waited I paused for that one in my defense anytime anybody says the word New York City, even when you're not talking about something in comparison with Texas. I always have to say like. No funny. So fucking funny. Always good. Yeah. It's like my wife. You know? What's that? It's the thing. People say sometimes like when you use the word wife, sometimes they'll reference this this move from cheers. Frontiers nor nor would come in, and they would say, no arm, and then he would respond. My wife is enormous at time. He was a time fief and. I tell you. I wasn't aware of the non I think the first time I had like true, Texas, toast and not the frozen. Garlic bread. Variety was actually at county line here in Austin to barbecue John's thick slice. Holy shit. It's thick slice, and you can buy it by the loaf, which is hot as hell. Gimme that option. Every restaurant. I will take it every time. I think I will eat a loaf of bread. But, sir. That's traditionally something you take grocery store. I think I'll eat the whole right now, you it's very sweet. That's that's that's Texas toast. It's it's a simple concept. Right. Most states don't have their own bread though. Did you know that? Well, I'm sure think one there's mon-. There's just Texas toast, when I was in Missouri. It wasn't like there was you know, like, Missouri waffles. Well, that's a I mean, I'm not proud of this. But in in college, there was a lot of grow like gross like dude humor, and they would talk about Missouri waffles as like a sexual. Oh, could you what that is a Missouri? Waffle what's misery waffle Griffin? Well, hold on. Let me turn the microphones off because it's really gross. Okay. Okay. So first of all you have to be in Missouri to do it. I think I'll have the Michael knol. Okay. Once you get to Missouri with your sexual partner, you're gonna get what? This is not as funny as I expected it to me. You're going to say like some zuri for examples the show me state. So there could be some kind of. Go to Missouri. You do have to Missouri to do it. And then what happens? What's the word is the waffle come in? Well, hold on. I'm getting to. Okay, you go to an I hop. And then you make love and I hop bathroom. You're right. This is not. So there are a lot of folks in West Virginia saying like, oh man that girl, and I we totally drove all night to Missouri. Real Missouri at waffle house, a waffle house. It was a waffle house. I when you did it when you did it in an I op is calling you have waffle houses in West Virginia. Yeah. But it's not called the fuck in West Virginia. Okay. Okay. What's it West Virginia? Waffle people fucking the waffle house in West Virginia. All the time. It's like not. We don't have a name for it. And it's just like, okay breathing. It's just like an air for us you fucking the waffle house, and you swing by jolly pirate donuts because he don't eat at the waffle house because people do. You my first thing. Yes. The sports excited. You did this to me you've turned into a real sportsman now. Yeah. Yeah. You've maybe watch a lot of I've watched the most consistently the most sports, I think I've ever watched in my life over the last month, the Saint Louis blues made it through two rounds of the playoffs there now in the Western Conference final San Jose Sharks. We have been watching a lot of hockey. I don't wanna comment on where that game was when we came this show because we don't know we don't know, but man, hockey, kicks ass hockey such a fun sport. But anyway, I wanna talk about buzzer. Beaters buzzer beat buzzer-beaters beaters good as hell, and I am not a huge basketball fan by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's a very fun sport. But like, I don't have much interest in all sports put together. So it's nothing personal basketball. But the concept of basketball allows for buzzer beaters, and I think that makes it actually very good sport. I wanted to talk about. This because the NBA playoffs are happening right now. I believe last night. It was game seven of playoff series between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia seventy Sixers score was tied ninety ninety with like six seconds left on the clock. And. Rafters get possession. They pass it to Cowie lynyrd may have mispronounced his first name. If I did, I apologize. He gets the ball with four nap seconds left. And he just runs all the way around the three point line and just like dives out of bounds. And as he's diving he puts up a shot that bounces four times on the rim before it goes a whole time. Like the the entire place is just like dead silent race subs. And he actually like after the first bounce. He crouches down and gets really low because he's out of bounds at this point who's trying to see if it's going to go in and it takes two and a half seconds for this fucking ball to go. And and then when it does the city of Toronto like. Because that sends them to the next round. It was so exciting and so good. And I made me realize it was the first buzzer beater in game seven of NBA in NBA. It was very very very hot. And maybe realized buzzer beaters are really exciting amazing. And I think for me, and I think the reason why this was such an exciting buzzer beater is because for me it's all about the moments between when the ball leaves the players hand, which has to do before the buzzer goes off. And win it. You know, either goes in the basket or MRs because at that point if feels like. You can't do anything else. Even if you're a player like, obviously, you can't do anything else. But as a viewer from home, I feel like there is this deep deep part of your soul watching a sports event that you're invested in where you do feel like you are somehow involved in the outcome of the event guest that is that is a phenomenon that really should have a name if it doesn't already. Yeah. And even if it's not like, oh, I'm superstitious. I still have the thought of my it's a fucking shredding cat thing. By viewing of this game is like, you know, sticking pin on its place in the in the universe. But when the ball has left the players hand, and it sailing towards the hoop like, that's it. And now, it's just the ball. Like now, it's just up to the ball. Whatever ball's gonna do is going to decide what happens next, and that's very exciting to me that lock that loss of like complete control legacy. What happens else's like that is like when a quarterback? There was a football. I was gonna say super. A hail Mary pass this. This is the only I was looking at buzzer. Beaters Wikipedia says that hockey has buzzer-beaters and said what the fuck and then it was like it's win. The puck goes past the goal line when they're still time on the clock. Because if it doesn't go past the goal line with at least zero point one seconds. It doesn't count. Buzzer beat a lot of replays, though, where they're trying to figure out if it went in before the the stars are sounded that's that is a, you know. It's not like it's like suspended. And that's why the hill Mary doesn't obviously. Like a hail Mary pass to win. The game is amazing. It's like second only to a kickoff return touchdown to win the game. That's amazing. But there is a human on the other end of that pass that still has to decide what happens next buzzer beater in basketball. It's just like. Could lock my baby going the whole for me, please I'm conflicted about how I feel about the other teams reaction to it. Because I don't think it's like it's obviously a surprise in. It's obviously bad because oh, no we lost. But maybe it's I'm not it's not shot and Freud. But I feel like seeing one unit of people like lose their minds with excitement of this. Legendary thing that's just happened. And sing the opposite group of people. Just like fuck really because that's almost always the reaction. It's not like, oh, no it habit. It's always like really that one really lost. Really? Yeah. I watched a lot of like compilations of buzzer beaters today, which like I'm not a sports highlights guy. But I'll watch a thirty minute on YouTube as everyone had that exact thing of the person who shot the buzzer, beater like instantly like sprinting victory lap around the stadium people like chasing after while everybody else the team just like put their arm stomach. Wow. Really? Okay. I think that softens it for me. Yeah. Buzzer beaters, obviously. My only connection I've never performed a buzzer beater myself save for in NBA jam which is very satisfying very citing when my Charlotte Hornets, which was the team I played as exclusively. Oh, yeah. Wow. Yeah. Why because they had the second highest stats right behind the Chicago Bulls, and I feel plays. The Chicago Bulls jam your. Okay. Yeah. I'm b Scottie Pippen. Oh. You are. Okay. Let's play mortal Kombat, I'll be Godzilla is that. Yeah. So I got a few those and those are exciting. I imagine it's like magnitudes better when you actually do one. Well, and then there's a baseball Lynn. That last less bitch. Oh, yeah. Let's pitch. Boomer gets up there. Yeah. And put some salami on it. Some baseball mayonnaise on that bad boy and smacks it right back in baseball nannies. Oh, you gotta get the salami and smash that big old nut out of the field of dreams. Maybe right in your frigging neighbor's window. You know what I'm saying? When the boomer gets up there fucking forget about it his big bat. They let him use. He's gonna get the salami on it every time. I know. I don't know why let him use the big bat. I know what? Because he's the boomer. He's the boomer. It does say boomer on it. And every time they do it. They over the PA like boomer did a slam job. And everybody has to do the boom, Dan's it, just feels like the sport has really become exclusively about the boomer. Yeah. Well on the salami. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. His special trademark salami. That's the only thing you can get in the stadium. The baseball mayonnaise. It doesn't go well together. Can we steal us away? Got some sponsors or first one here is for the company that you know, and I know as ZipRecruiter. And that was not me stalling. Ziprecruiter is great. If you have a job that needs filled, and you wanna fill it in a way that is simple, smart and fast. 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I thought for and I can't wait to hear. It was going to say cigarette. You did basically Vikrant Sigrid. Okay. Yes. But I just wanted to know audience who thought Rachel was about to buzz doubt. Twelve minutes on how dope said these great. Great tobacco logs. Our parents would have been so shocked. Yeah. I mean, Rachel fucking burns down heaters day in day out. Now, she's always just Cheffa mats that stinky stuff yellow stained fingers and scuttle those camel bucks that used by all those fun hats. I don't think you can do that anymore. That's the legal camel books. Yeah. Right. Hope not for my retirement plans fucked. I would love you to go to Bank of America with just an envelope. Full of candy. Like to open an account. You're the worst smelling. That's the worst smelling envelope. I've ever smelled in my life it smells, like actual hell what I think? It's like. Sigrid? Yes. Yes. She is a Norwegian singer twenty two years old and she her first full length album just came out in March. Oh, really? Wow. 'cause the songs that you sent me today. I had not heard of her until today and holy shit. She's very good. Yeah. She had a few EP's. Okay. She got signed in two thousand sixteen and released a few EP's before the first album. And she has kind of cited some influences that I think you'll hear right away like Robin for sure. I've also read comparisons to Florence and machine and Regina spector. Just another good one. You sent this to me. And you're like if you like Carly Rae jepsen you'll like exactly so that's my thought. So she does like a synth pop kind of like a real like ballottee like anthem kind of stuff. I guess not really ballad. But Anthony infamy per sure. Yeah. Yeah. Would be a good name. Oh, yeah. Anthony mcelroy. Yeah. That'd be good. I noticed while I was driving your car to the lows. We'll know you just had the radio turned on which is not a judgement. But like, I typically just listen to podcast day in and day out. Which Henry loves he is very very very invested in in night Vale. But every summit came on the radio station that you were on was all anthems. It's the it was like. It was like it was like a panic at the disco song that was like a anthem about Saturday night. I guess in the magic dragons, I think I heard two songs in a row from them. That's like I'm thunder and lightning. It's like everybody must be inspired as fuck right now. Everybody must be ready to go to war right now. Because of all these power ballads. Not really sure what exactly about our times. I mean, it's probably just the people feel the need to really, you know, brise above in a good way to do it. The the backstreet boys that was a that was a time of peace those. Great serenity. But now, we gotta fucking girded girded up. So every year BBC does a like sound of twenty eight teen sound of twenty nineteen and previous winners have included like, Mika and hyme in Adel and twenty teen was Sigrid. Wow. Yeah. So she's she's really she's really making a name I self. So I wanted to play one of the songs I really like off of one of her AP's before this album came out called. Hi five. It's hard feel. She looks incredibly incredibly young. If you watch like her videos, she looks like she's like seventeen years old. And maybe it's because the video for high five is actually like in high school. She comes from kind of a musical family. But she liked dropped out of college and decided like she was really going to pursue it and found somebody in just started writing music, and all of a sudden is enormous mostly in Europe, not not over here yet. I think she is. I think it's only a matter of time. Like, oh, I don't know like Robin never penetrated necessarily like the mainstream music consciousness, despite the fact that like she's writing some of the best like pop songs of this decade. But yeah, I think it's only a matter of time. So her new album is called sucker punch, and it came out as I mentioned March twenty nineteen debuted number one on the Norwegian charts and at number four on English Irish and Scottish charts. And I wanted to play a song. So this is actually a song that she released on a as a single in two thousand seventeen and it's called don't kill my vibe. And it's a song that she wrote in response to a ri-. Writing session. She was having. She felt thera- people in the room knew aren't really being supportive of her as a songwriter. She's very young. And so she like left in thought. That's it. I'm gonna like forget about it. And apparently like called her mom and her mom was like, no you get back in there. And you do this. Maybe something good will come out of it. And then she wrote the song, and it's incredible. The original title was eat my shorts tweets, but then. Changed? Excited about her. I feel it does give me that kind of Carly Rae. Like, poppy them like, you know, I'm going to like take over the world kind of for sure I have a softness for that. It does remind me of like the same feeling with like Florence and the machine kind of like this. You know, I'm all around kind of music. Yeah. Talking about my second thing. Yes. My second thing is also a musician named Judy sill. Who I have not talked about on the show before. I think I posted a picture of our new record wall. We bought these cool record shelves like stick to the wall. So you can put up like fifteen albums over your record player. And I had a Judy sell Griffin found that on it see, by the way. Very very very slick and people were like oh shit. I love Judy. So and I didn't realize that there was that wide of a. An audience for her music because she is a she was a folk artist from like the seventies. That didn't for whatever reason just didn't take off in the way that like a Joni Mitchell did despite the fact that I think like her work is just as sort of like culturally for sure and like musically. Great. I don't know. I feel like I have hesitated to talk about her on the show because I did her her background is kind of similar to Nick Drake's in a way. And so like, I didn't want people to think I'm like glorifying like all their life was so tortured, but so much beauty came out because that's bullshit. And exploitative kind of. I mean, the odds when you're an artist are a little bit higher to have kind of tragic story. I feel like because you are you're living a hard existence. You know, hers was pretty bad though of but before we get about if you've never heard Judy sill before I want you to hear what is probably her most recognized song. There have been a bunch of covers of at the hollies. A cover of it. That's probably the better known version of the song. But her original version like blows me away. It's called Jesus was across maker. Luke. Lead is. Basan is so fucking good. Remember, the first time you played it for me. And just being like, oh my gosh. Like, you wanna listen to it again immediately. It's so good. It is good from a performance point like her voices. Incredible. And on both her albums. They did this just layering of it sounds like it's like a chorus effect in the mixed. But it's actually heard like singing over the same lines four times and precision with which she does. So they that's not like a uncommon thing from back in the air. But like she nails it so hard voices, so gorgeous. But like this idea it also the structure of it is it's just like the same verse like setup it's like Hallelujah in that way, where it's just like, you know, you look at Lear on a page and they follow like literally the same map throughout the entirety of the song. But the phrase Jesus was a cross maker is so like, I don't know the idea of describing somebody's like self defeating habits like that is like. So point thought I never really thought about that. Like what the meaning the? Yeah. And she wrote it about like an ex of hers who was like part of her part of her like musical entourage. And then I guess things went things went sour and the impulse to like returned to him is like shit. I know I shouldn't be doing this Jesus was across maker. And I don't know. I think the thing that stuck out to me about the sign a thing that stuck out to me when I started to sort of look into her music is just how much sort of religious symbolism was in her stuff because it's it's everywhere. It's an every song has some sort of some sort of religious and people back in the seventies. Like, she put out two albums before she died, and like people did not really know what to do with that may be part of the reason she's unappreciated. Maybe she was listed in on like she was on the cover of Rolling Stone because she wrote a song called lady, oh that she sold to a band called the turtles. She started to get some recognition from that. This was like before she started releasing albums like actually really early in her career. So she was on the cover of Rolling Stone. And then she was also included it in like this. The top ten contemporary Christian artists magazine. Christine just because like people didn't really understand like what it was that. She was going because it's not like it was like. You know contemporary Christian music by any stretch of the mansion imagination. But just the the lyrics included so much of this like imagery. And so when you go back and you look at her like her origins her like, very early childhood was was pretty bad. She her dad died when she was young. And then she met an older, dude. And they started like robbing places together, and she got caught and sent to this reform school. And it was there that she started. She was hired as the church organist, this reform school and started to learn gospel music and stuff that would have like an enormous impression on on her work moving forward. And then like things got even worse her mom died. She was the heroine, and she started to like engage in more criminal activities to pay for it. And then she ended up in jail when she was in jail her brother died, so like she didn't have a fit like a family connection anymore. Just all this. All this terrible stuff. And then. As soon as she got out of jail. She was like I'm gonna start writing music because I think I have stuff to say and she got like some recognition like very very early on. She was she played with Graham Nash, David Crosby onto her from Crosby, Stills Nash. And she sold that song. But when she started to release records, she she worked with producer named Henry Louis who'd actually, produce Joni Mitchell's music, and so like, I think there was this expectation like, oh, yes, she's the next she's the next chosen one. But then her first album flopped and she started working on her second album, which is called Hartford. And like BUSTER ask on it like wrote all these beautiful like string compositions and orchestral compositions. And she really that. And it flopped, and then she got really frustrated and cut ties with her label, and then she started to work on a third album. And then she got in a car accident and had pain problems that she treated with drugs, and then she died of a drug overdose in nineteen seventy nine. And the thing that was horrible. It's like she the small amount of famous sheets scrap together from these two albums and the recognition that she had found like within the the music community. It only went so far. And when she liked dropped the the record label and kind of left like she just disappeared off the face of the earth. And even today, I would argue like Nick Drake, I think people know more than more than her work. And but similarly way way after she died like people starting to talk about what an incredible impact that they had that she had on them. Warren's Yvonne is like always talking about about her work. Liz fair like a bunch of other people are like an actually their way that I found her music was on this album called crayon angels. That's just a cover album of her songs and their Sony artists on there who are all like seeing these these songs, and it makes you realize just like what beautiful beautiful work she put together. And it's like sad. It's bittersweet. And it's heavy right. Like her songs. Explore these like, really like theological and philosophical, and like transcendental themes that is probably why didn't get a lot of radio play back in the day. But despite all that she wrote some Bob's to Shiro an absolute like banger our play one because it got heavy and sad there, but she wrote really really good really beautiful music and also really cool danceable jams. And this is one of those it's called soldier of the heart. Feels very very talented. I'm glad I found her work. And I'm still I'm just like blown away that she is not. So when you think about the the folk artists of the seventies. Like, I don't think her name is traditionally like in the conversation. I think that's a shame. Because I think what she did was unlike anything excited for all the people that love Joni Mitchell that are hearing this for the first time because it's like, I don't know if you're if you're into Joni Mitchell, you'll definitely be into Judy. So I I think I would say if you like any full communiqu from the act that Judy sell because she made some of like, I think some of the best of it. Hey, you wanna hear what our friends at home are talking about? Yes. Please to Amy says bread bowls in my right? Yes. Yes. You are God it's been. So once had a bread bowl we win. We would trivia night at a bar here. In town. I got a bread bowl with a beer cheese and broccoli soup inside. God. All eight God. This must have been a long time. Trivia in a song. But that is how big an impact. Remember this Chris says, I work at a grocery store, and I'm always excited about Kansas, veggies or soup that are tapered at the bottom. So they stack together the Mancha Larry is great for organization, but just really dang satisfying. Yes. Yes. Yes. One hundred percent needs to be stackable, folks. Yes. Everything does ice cream like the good tubs of ice cream where like the bottom of the tub is exactly fits into. That's good shit. That's good agreed. Just think about organizing things and stacks getting so excited. I like at grocery stores when they make will like castles out of like, Pepsi, twelve packs, whatever. I like that. 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TRR425 10 30 19 - Spice Girls - Halloween - One Hit Wonders

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TRR425 10 30 19 - Spice Girls - Halloween - One Hit Wonders

"In your ears five days a week and you can listen for as little as three dollars a month so subscribed today so you know miss out on any of the fun go to Patriotdepot DOT COM hey they're ralph garment here and thanks so much checking out this free edition of the row report if you like what you hear do me a favor subscribe to the Ralph report so we can put some fun the thirtieth of October it is Halloween Eve is join US via satellite on his laptop there in his apartment in the UK and something funky was smeared all over his land pretty much yes abby scramble is where you scramble and I thought it would be a good idea to do what I like to do every year which is check in on what the hot costumes are ever tomorrow. I'm sorry I'm using my a Halloween material here before we get to Halloween tomorrow today's the last day if you're trying to come up with a costume this Oy Wednesdays are what wonder one hit wonder Wednesday got another celebrity that has no business being in use nick with a smash it song this one was a phenomenon phenomenon phenomena what decade it was everywhere all the time couldn't comprehend all the content in today's show not only we'll be talking a little bit about Halloween but all the entertainment news of course some of your phone calls Steve Ashton will be stopping by it'd tomorrow's the Big Day of course all that candy all those kids all those costumes those sexy ladies sexy slutty ladies residence your laugh last longer than the UNDERGRAD quick story everybody's getting very exciting with Ralph Garman well hello there boys and girls welcome to a brand new round report for Wednesday so is jammed packs so much so that Eddie's brain can't even prostate literally shut down for one second he just had misfiring synapses there because he top movie based characters people are dressing as Halloween Okay Captain Marvel came out on top for women I could see that all female movie ah we get started on today's show so it's time for Halloween costumes auto because without you there's no show and because it's Halloween season we have two more days to celebrate today tomorrow and I guarantee you gary in the UK update and you'll be happy to know Eddie I talked to him about exactly what was go- really oh with his camera there on Saturday when we did our livestream event we we had in their slutty costumes off the best time of the year so we're GonNa talk about that and just a little bit it's a great show for you today I am your old podcast Pal Ralph garment sitting here the bat cave with me is the vice host himself Mr Eddie Pants everybody I'm sorry check out check out for one split second I think almost falsely of his cameron and got worse as he touched it him so we will do a breakdown of that in today's U K what else is going on Wednesday Miss Impeachment is very funny this year what does that very popular it's kind of like a pageant girl outfit it's a long clingy okay gown not going to be treated today not trick oh so strong Bolat into that L. Tired will This is interesting they did a survey for two thousand nineteen and that's been crossed out and then it has inmates stenciled under sexy college admission scandal this year sexy Mister Rogers characters Captain Marvel Harley Quinn a couple years yeah exactly it's just the hot cost for the year followed up by black widow Princess Jasmine still very popular not it was just a moment man it was one brief more absolutely not in this room I'm here now now I'm here very strong back no back this year come on the clown from it that's the top five but the joker that thing yeah Joaquin Phoenix as Jones I just sorry our time sorry and you pay attention for an hour I'm sorry off Barra come can spice he looks more like Ronald McDonald it does wrong all right but the most fun costumes by far we tap tapped into this we you're going to have to pick a different costume pennywise sexy white claw hard cider the new hips or glasses or like a general's hat yeah anyway sexy whistle blower very popular sexy college admissions scandal is very pocketed uh-huh fairly it's an orange prison uniform not really I've seen the picture it's kind of like a it's an orange bodysuit it can be tight is like having tight down the front of it to give the impression of a of an inmate jumpsuit it's hardly an actual inmate jumpsuit and it has stenciled across at mom of the year ears. Here are the hot sexy costumes for the ladies this year ladies and you're still thinking about a costume maybe it's not too late to get overnight delivery from Andy Dot com you go take time okay and Daniel Tiger and King Friday puppet for each hand that you can wear a nice touch if you wanna be Mr Rogers sexy that is printed with one hundred dollars bills all over it that has the word tariff printed across the boobs and import stamped across the backside the Cadillac I wanted to White House no effort at all none whatsoever sexy trade tariff that's a very popular one this year it is a skimpy dress it's number one you're a guy and you're going to address a movie character this year this year I don't come on you can do it I have faith in you instead of the gray pants that he wore it's great booty shorts who've and there's a tie that comes with it with no shirt for about a year from the nineteen ninety s okay so we'll be talking about Orion is just so much good stuff and we're so happy you're here on the connor you WanNa know what there's the sexy beyond Burger we're just kind of a cheat it is Yanni's regular sexy Burger costume which is looks like it's printed with a bun on the boobs your cocktail that all the kids are drinking oh are you familiar with the hard cider familiar with them yeah it's it's the trendy drink this season is all these yeah they always go with what's true and that was sexy Halloween costumes I count contested works on a few levels because trump used to those beauty pageant stuff and I'm like net the sexy whistle blower this year is very popular I came on this year as well and a lot of women in his door sexy Dora the explorer that movie just came out his actually can you guess what it is for the jets on this at the top of the show are when the girls go with the sexy past and every year I like to go to Gandhi dot com and see what the brand new sexy costumes are this year thank you carly for putting that together you guys can find that if you're so inclined everywhere that I mentioned now let's get to you shall we the Garm we love it when you reach out to his whether you're right us whether you reach out to us on social media or whether you leave a voicemail message on the raft report hotline that is available twenty four hours a day seven days a week you just call up the number leave your message I listened to all of them and we pick some of them and put them here at the top of the show the phone number is one eight three three vows voice what boys are dressing up as movie relator man that's up there it's in the top three San Jose has also in Los Angeles but number one should be pretty ugly on your heads the beyond Burger and they've already sold out unfortunately of the Popeye's chicken sandwich which was very popular later this earlier it's basically just a girl in a bikini with a whistler simply can be lifeguard could do that at home it's true yeah I guess you'd have to do something else maybe if you'd like a tie on or something David Good Joker outfits is the most popular men's constantly based on a move at least favorite joke or your I always bugged me to the makeup with the nose and everything with a high slid and low neckline and then a pageant girl sash across her torso that reads impeachment Princess Crown and everything so it's like a beauty the phone is a pennywise from it chapter to kind of flicking that is very conflicted penis doesn't work well when it's terrified doesn't so if you want me to float down there that'd be a Patriot as well thanks to Carly Smith member of the army who went to the trouble of going one of those Jib Jab sites putting all of our faces on Classic Eddie Yeah you are the topic of conversation since you've been so picky about what you'll take up your ass people still talking about that including our favorite caller from Canada Talk About Very Dracula e who if you'd like to see me as Dracula by the way we send it on yesterday on twitter and instagram and facebook and senator ask this because you know right after Halloween words just it's a Toboggan down the hill toil into the holiday straight people are thinking about gift thanks to everyone who called in today listen to all of them I picked some of them we put them here at the top of the show in a segment called Garvey on the line this year rather so you're out of luck ladies going to get that one but I believe all the rest of them are still available at Yahoo Dot com auto political ones. Well that's what's in the uh-huh wrapped in a child beaver Dylan thank you so much for calling and you are picky show off your assets and be the hottest important dowd with sexy trade turf everybody met a couple of food related once very positive Mr Raj because there's that bio of him with Tom Hanks coming okay so for the ladies you can go a sexy mister rogers like a little sweater it is a crop this year it's become really popular people giving each other the gift of the Ralph report if you've got a friend maybe who doesn't listen you think would enjoy it this is a great way to get them hooked Bun on the on the booty shorts and then you wear like a little bell that looks like some lettuce and be an like a Samir printed on it and then they give you a hat and says plant based and one of the other options is gift me there at the top of the screen and just click on that and that'll take you to the application page where you can subscribe hire me if you want to go to the Ralph voice emporium where I can do a voice message for friend of yours or I can do a a voicemail greetings any number of things you can choose from there right at the top you can peruse through there and find out all the different goodies that we offer here at the Ralph Report speaking of goodies I'm glad we brought this up because today and tomorrow as movie monsters and making fun little rap video featured all of us I'm too good of Franken you are very free good is too good a lot of people were quoting like okay but more importantly you will get access to the Batman that cave tore that I give Kevin Smith Kevin Smith and I made so are the last two days available for these special offer that we're running for a brand new four star generals and also upgrading four-star general video that runs about an hour we broke it into two parts as well over an hour actually broke it up into two parts part one will be delivered to you at the beginning of November if you are laboured booze and sparkling water with like Mulberry Flavor and Shit like now this is a distress as a can of that basically just a white tank top with a Logo uh-huh Dylan from London Ontario Canada he was he was blown away paraphernalia long on -Tario gotta say all Mackie's sweater red sweater of course it is a miniature showing its crop and it's a Red Cardigan fits very tightly across the chest I'd like to but I did unique called him with this one hi Raoul Hi Eddie this is Janie longtime listener I wish winning I wanted to gift a membership to friends ah I what are you GonNa do tomorrow I have no idea telling you burn through all my material Roadman at easy easy maybe that's what I'll do I can I not be here for the you're going to be here the CATCHER's Mitt our own Steve Ashton is the mummy and it's very entertaining and I usually those things are kind of like that's cute but this would actually made me out it was pretty good out loud south yeah and so she I think she burned her house to the ground should have have reacted Christiana called and also with a watching the exorcist story like the rest of us are on the show it is a year membership that you can buy for a friend and here's how you do it you go to our website which we don't really talk about a four star general joining this month so you may want to take advantage of that as well all right and then last Cristiana called you know it is I don't know jumping up and down shaking all over the place and I watched that scene was kinda creepy but it didn't think anything of it until about ten minutes later when my parents bed started from the two three and the one two and three star levels if you upgrade this month in October then you get an autographed picture of course of I wanted to share that I think you both might enjoy when I was a child about ten or so I decided to watch the exorcist home alone which was a brilliant idea it is terrifying for the holiday season high ratty this is Cristiano and I also had a who he exercises story accidents I don't think that my bed would actually haunted or possess but it did scare the crap out of me for fifteen years i WanNa thank you got everything aching and I lost my mind I immediately shut off the TV and turned on spongebob. Now this would freak me out enough so I wouldn't watch it Marie really go on your specific set of rules about that whole has to meet a certain criteria and guidelines indeed Janine called in a lot of people op of it and there's a selection of different things you can do there you can get merchandise there click on merchandise if you WANNA get t shirts and phone cases and stuff like that you can also mine and I wasn't sure how to do that if you could walk me through that that would be great thanks so much and have a great day thank you so much for calling today this is something we started and I was in my parent's bedroom in the middle of their bed and if you remember there the seen the exorcist where her bed starts in for another fifteen years but here's the catch I live in southern California and we have earthquakes away although it is terrifying do and Ralph it is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma al-Hindi thank you Christiane there you go science once again wins he's what again with Eddie's whole also being picky Lee she's taking it from both ends that's true now at least he's consistent instance the God ropy some letters all right here we go I was working at a three D oh Wow he's kinda type gas low creeped out Libya's the bride of Frankenstein on the ones and twos during the DJ and carries a witch and I'm Dracula and for a friend and we take your your credit card information and we get all that stuff squared away so all that stuff can be found at the row report dot Com right there on the landing page picky going fifty on well you're doing it again I guess I mean you were it Disneyland called honey I shrunk the audience do you remember that it isn't it I do he said I was it was known to be a place to fool around since it was I wouldn't discount as CI- was it. VHS Tape of the ex- no she was just watching the movie the bed starts to move she the power suggestion led her to believe that it was some sort of apparently she was on her knees in front of him giving him a blow job and the mouse tail effect hid her in the back of the neck and scared her causing her to bite down Ed Baxter everybody who called in to Gabby featured in the garden me on the line segment dark theater like sex stories said no we used to have a cast member out there to watch the guests to make sure nothing happened his teenagers would come in to fool around there in the theaters I I was working there are a few people got up to leave I got up so I could escort them safely out with a flashlight as I left the blood everywhere Oh my God so that is the time with our sex horror stories as well as come pick them up at Disneyland my God can you imagine that phone call those poor hit hi there Mr Anderson you're GonNa have to come Monica possession but in fact she was just a bad coincidence and it happened to be a small earthquake pretty astronomical aw that's she drew blood as instantly nauseous as I felt I had to stop the show if everyone leave a nurse case into the theater since I mentioned blood when I called it in also triggered the paramedics to show up chaperones for the kids had to meet up with them and their parents were called with blood all over her face oh no oh no here was his going I think so at a young man screaming in pain Ana with blood on his craw part of that gang that's so cool eighteen seventy three the P. T. barnum circus the greatest show on earth debuted in New York City did you ever see the greatest show pick your daughter apparently she bit down on her boyfriend's penis and drew blood and they're gonNa Wind God could you imagine that Kim the daughter's dad shows up the quickly while we're talking about horror stories and the The season I got a letter from Brian Shy decker a vaunted member of the army and I wanted to read it mentioned this but Halloween's right around the corner and we had a call yesterday young late or exits two days ago she was watching the exorcist I am usually lots plan she didn't say anything else was moving like the pictures on the walls or any of your wine October thirty th sixteen twenty nine King Charles the I gave the Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath Nice so nice of someone give me a chain of islands because we don't really use it that much we do everything kind of funneled through Patriote iconography but it's kind of clearing house you can get well I can go to the Ralph Report Dot Com you go to the it you know what you gotTa do you gotTa take that first step and call me is the best and you wouldn't notice the TV didn't shake the worst person in the world run of your seat to simulate a mouse tail and give the effect that the mice were running through the theater owner your feet when I went to see what the screen was four I walked up on a girl crying hundreds John J loud he got his first patent for the ballpoint pen He created it because apparently fountain pens wooden right on leather China was founded so hello to all of our members there in Helena I think we have actually we have full yeah well eighteen sixty six Jesse James Gang robbed a bank in Lexington and since you know as I mentioned the fountain pen wouldn't do it he created a shaft of ink with a small rotating steel ball at the end there was held in place by a socket and it worked oh quick so it's time for a real quick Garner Pinero play on my listeners brain hitter I heard a blood curdling scream from the back row during the show there was a scene where a bunch of mice ran through the theater and little plastic tube which shoot out the slash the Roth report and sign up welcome to the row report and he wanted to write on leather he's evil it found a hole in the marketplace wanted to create a writing instrument that would write on rough surfaces like leather and wood story made off with two thousand dollars Abedin eighteen sixty six that was a pretty good how pence brothers were part of that I believe Oh that's right I forgot who had outlaw brothers that's right that would have been the Guy Screaming Ryan thanks so much for sending that in all right now it's time for us to look in the mirror you know we do here we find out what happened on October thirtieth I did I worked at a Mexican restaurant man hunched in about half my life I had upon jellies I hated them always made me feel like a fucking servant you really did taking part he eventually just let the patent lapse oh man he's wouldn't find a market for his ballpoint leather writer and so someone this day in history rouse about to solve the mystery like just David decent boot invented listerine tyrant king married his sister in eighteen eighty eight you know I feel about the eighteen hundreds Eddie ripe what do I will say ripe for adventure everybody's inventing something that you couldn't not invent something if you lived in eighteen all doors being slammed on the show was miserable in nineteen eleven Clark Griffith is named the manager of the Washington Senators Dago listen common with you Jack I'm at nine you should see the hurt it's good great film he's terrific in it but it's so funny when you see an actual picture of P. 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Barnum who looks like someone hit him in you can actually write on wood and leather but no one wanted to write on wood or leather Sir no one bought it it was not commercially viable and here's the harbor who knows every day seems to be in the army's rubbing rouse lamps wishes please tell us what we on this day in history and that'd be in the bottom in the bottom yes well the Hamas were they would be all of them Eight hundred sixty four Helena Montana the capital the state of Montana had to stop writing on fucking Leather Dumb S. eighteen ninety four Daniel Cooper invented the time clock do you ever have to punch in any job you're ever worked else picked it up and they they they made all the money they were the ones selling it for twelve dollars yeah he's talking yesterday in New York in nineteen forty fan yeah guess there wasn't a hold the mortgage I guess not okay you've touched this no longer your time exactly you're indentured servant at that point we punch up free feeling it's like it's even sounds like a face will hammer and then you see the movie version it's huge he's gone on saying now he looks that old lumpy guy on this day Eh back that's the noise I would've made it again became the Texas Rangers so there's been two incarnations of the senators and no third one now now third was the nationals with former Montreal Expos this is actually the third baseball team in DC thinking about the Washington senators were team for a long time and then they went away for a long time they original centers moved and became the Minnesota twins and they came back to DC as an expansion team isn't gentleman here the circumstances beyond our control we are unable to continue the broadcast from grover smell evidently there's some difficulty with our field transmission however we telling the story as a radio play or melodrama what wells did was did a disclaimer at the top saying this was a dramatization of the book and then played it on one the silent film starring Rudolph Valentino the Sheikh premiered in Los Angeles and it made route up Valentino the biggest movie star in the world ended Anna just played out like a regular radio broadcasts with no further discussion of what was happening that this was fictionalized so people if you tuned in fifteen minutes late and you're listening to the radio you thought you're hearing a news broadcast about the world being invaded by aliens remarkable it caused such panic people were panik familiar with the IRA Orson Welles took the book by H G Wells no relation the war of the worlds about Martians invading earth and instead of just ops had to come out because women were lining the street for miles and miles near his coffin when he passed away the sheik was the movie that started it all here's a little clip off as if it was happening real time he would have news updates from drovers corners New Jersey I think was the town where they supposedly had what's that we won't interrupt it you get an idea of how chilling must have been to hear this Originally happening will return to that point at the earliest opportunity and then they would play some music and then they would cut back with another news update kind of genius it was kind of Gillians I just kept day in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight a little radio broadcast called the war of the worlds created by Orson Welles created nationwide diehard baseball fan right I pull for hometown in one thousand nine hundred twenty on this day the Communist Party of Australia was founded in Sydney where to go comrades in one thousand nine hundred ninety here's a little piece of the the broadcast itself it runs a little long but listen to how well it's done and then there's a brief moment of committing suicide taking to the streets I mean they lost their minds it was at the time the biggest hoax anyone ever perpetrated certainly on really didn't think the switches really rebounding a was the heartthrob of a generation in the twenties when he died the the procession for his funeral that on switch the channel to see if anybody else's reporting such thing I before you take your life I don't think there was a lot of channel flipping that'd be more than one station sure there was it was a silent by did their solve hey speaking Halloween and famous showbiz stories on this they tell you to blame automobiles reading everywhere avoid out twenty get the sense you know this is pre television this is if you turned on the radio you probably had your station and you just listened to that and shows the trust people had in the past hour of the Media Media Back this was gospel of it happened on the radio it was happening but that was the real deal how genius genius Anyway Love that story one thousand nine hundred forty on this day the film premiere of one night in the Tropics in Paterson New Jersey took place it was the very first film for a young comedy team known has Abbott and Costello had their very first film the nineteen forty four Sweden announced their intention to stay neutral and refused any refugees sanctuary from world nation of the other station to save report it awesome before you take your life before you take your own life people in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight were really wow however I got a little piece of audio here ask because they needed the rubber from the rubber soles they are military and all the leather went to making army boots and bomber jackets so leather was at a premium the US government announced the end of shoe rationing finally we could all get some new shoe rationing ask you couldn't get shoes during World War Two oh you had to ration your shoes really arising out of the out a small light against America award to a thanks a lot Sweden awful nice of you last time I buy some fucking Ikya furniture that's for God damn sure I've done Garin de in nineteen forty five so you couldn't buy shoes man that generation even the folks who weren't fighting the war gave up a lye did to protect us from you don't know that the Nazis Yeah you can let the black people serve with the white or done with racism that's lovely in nineteen sixty Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the we're not we're not good on self sacrifice around here nineteen fifty four of the US Defense Department announces the Elimination of All racially segregated regiments Oh nice that's over lied about it and they're very polite. The Brits in Nineteen Eighty-seven George Michael released his first solo album after leaving WAM it was called I think Ma video nineteen eighty nine the Smith dairy in Orrville Ohio makes the world's largest milkshake on this day in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and lend it good question Nia big borough royal infirmary I say Jabber won't use that kidney there's a gender vio could use want you might have had taken that's how much ever so much then boom just put it in so milkshake this'll be for fifteen extra point anyway here we go hundred gallons I'm sorry the answer we're looking for was one thousand five aw everyone is gathered around on this day in two thousand and three on Broadway the Broadway musical wicked premiered starring Dina Menzel Adele it does seem and Kristen channel worth a boy that's a that's a great goddamn years ago here's one of my favorite numbers from that one hundred and seventy five point two gallons of milk that was a big asthma so let's in fact it was the world's largest man I I may have mentioned that but the world's largest thank they'd make it that big in two thousand and three waste the Broadway maybe every time it's going to melt maybe they they had a lot of every single wizard of Oz story but they tried to type every single loose in your what were they thinking trying to tie it all into the story of the wizard of I still insane that is a lot of money and I'm not if I'm not mistaken that's just lucas right that just goes to him to him they gave him much to it's great musical took my wife to say because I love that musical so much here in Los Angeles and she was like I liked the uh-huh either one of his whole at this point I will talk about the delicious food then we will pull the handle of the patented anti pens Jackpot Slot machine you listen closely as you he'll hear those reels land and just like musicals though period I don't like musicals either maybe that's your problem that could be that might be on this day in two thousand Twelve Walt Disney Company purchased Luke after Star Wars it was still growing right okay all right it's a world where the empire strikes back phase judge me not sir and lastly I gather which of the West and Glenda the good witch where the lead carrot everything doesn't have to tie in I enjoyed it I thought it was good what is his film limited and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for the grand total loved you remember how much they four billion or billion dollars Oh faith and boy did he explode in a big bad way I have been and they break the walls of the cells when you thought out again the consistency of it has been damaged because those cells have been broken he found a way to flash free there's you can give away a billion dollars and not really feel it wouldn't change your life at all to give away a billion dollars you imagine creating something that's worth for first half really didn't like I didn't like it after intermission because it's like they tried to force everything to connect to the original wizard of Oz tried to tie Kamath or but we're but let's find out on this day in Nineteen fifty two clarence bird's eye he was actually a dude there was actually a bird's eye here's a problem when you when you when you free something slowly it allows ice crystals to form inside the cells of whatever it is that you're you're freezing and they get lard in full appease open the tunnel here comes the train here the PS and let's find out one P P for US magnesium copper iron zinc lateen it is one of the great vegetables of all time peas would eddie pence a big famine from his family and then in England around seventeenth century they started developing garden peas would actually grow them for the purpose of eating and Everson to get around to the peas he started off freezing fish and he found a way to to freeze peas that would keep them delicious fresh and intact and not get mushy because that with vegetables starting with the PS the PS one of my favorite vegetables you know people beneath piece since the beginning of time field peas they were called you could find him hanging off the George Lucas on the check for the amount they wrote four billion dollars I think he gave a bunch away to school like school system or something like that of course can when you have four billion dollars this is all sounds made up he wrote a whole about eleven twenty four he talked about how much of flanders rules that good he loved peas and how they kept and stand Ro- them for well I'm just saying you have to go out in the wild oh the wild play they started to farm them so that you could grow them last name who started birds eye frozen foods and in one thousand nine hundred fifty two was the first time he ever sold frozen peas believe it or not it took until nineteen fifty fuck your fucking Kerry because she's she's The lady look at in pods and you could eat those in the middle ages they kept famine at bay according to Charles the good and if you can't trust Charles good who can he was the count of Flanders for God's Sakes something at a super high temperature very quickly makes very small ice crystals inside the cells and it stays intact when you thought out is just as good as when you froze it and he did uh-huh a billion dollars an idea from your I am I'm curious you're writing the Ralph report I need to raise the where was where was Lucasfilm in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine two years you guys live or you just keep blending small batches and keep tossing it in it's going to any time you get a blast how many gallons of milk shake do you think they will make to make the world's largest Dan though he's aggressive teaser not grows disgusted peas are little tiny packages of grossness oh I keep food related days in history for the end because Eddie pence is very picky about things he puts in his holes we have established that already so we need to find out whether he's GonNa stick these the peace soup just because of the color and the consistency on all green things are bad you ever had p. baby food yeah Oh that tastes Dole this to me so if you like what you're hearing why not subscribe go to Patriotdepot dot com slash the Ralph report that's P. 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Vitamin C foster vitamin K rather fast it's once again professional wrestler stepping up in a big way to help people out you know me I'm no wrestling Fan John Sina is making it they must have had bad peas no I've had peas and now tastes like you haven't had good peace peace are out on the sweeter side their deliveries honey great things are overseas chicken potpie piece how Gross Stu P. House when what did they use in the exorcist to make it look like vomit if three of the items come up as a big payout that means Eddie pence will in fact eat the item added no payout well just another day disappoint Eddie pences and so CNN has announced his donating five hundred thousand dollars of his own money to the first responders to help them with their battle against the California wildfire on behalf of my new movie playing with fire I'm donating five hundred thousand necessary cynical could he have just given them the money you could have done it great consistency to them don't you can mix them does know that bruins perfectly good mashed potato and I'm on a spoon nations why but he does have a movie coming out next week where he plays a firefighter K. playing with fire right it's not reached out to see if we're okay here where we are Luckily Eddie and myself and carry in a liberal safe were were far away from the fires yes still there are a lot of people here in California who are agreem- will rose goodstuff vomit to this day in history Ayman's pool by Ralph recently he's dropping you pick up his donation where he left it off saying he would like them to matches donations made the following statement on behalf of my knee Kevin Hart has announced he is not suing the driver of the car that was involved in that accident that broke his back isn't the driver him yes accident by driving recklessly it was one hundred percent his fault right but Kevin Hart is said he's not gonNA sue him he's not even going to file a claim with jared's medical said in a public announcement I'm just saying that he could adopt under a thousand or fifty pounds also have done it anonymously and not said without ever mentioning the title of his upcoming plays a fire I guess or is there a little tiny smidge of Agnes Dick mentality it's not it's not a coincidence that he is making a big public showing of the support for firefighters when next week he's got a movie coming L. where he plays that's really cynical is it yes he challenged paramount pictures by the way the studio behind his new film film playing with fire and out of respect to the people who I truly believe our heroes my response to the fires will be to immediately donate five hundred thousand dollars to this 'cause he makes it Ironic Kevin has now she does not intend to sue the driver jared black who they see hp by the way California Highway Patrol have determined caused the in the car they probably wouldn't even put them then how can he soon if he wasn't wearing a safety belt because he didn't have the option because there wasn't that's three point harness zero they're delicious it's like you're eating a ball of grass it's what it tastes like I've all eaten like grass roll up in a ball that's not it Autho plate you can't get them on the spoon because they roll you actually have to put them in the mashed potatoes so you can get a hold of the PS and the spoon because a little fuckers I want to be there's a good guy he is a good guy however I hate to to cast aspersions aspersions are dispersed versions I hate to question his motives not going to even sue his Insurance Cup but the guy's suing that's the funny part Jared black the driver has lawyered up and is suing Kevin for not having the losing their homes and having to be evacuated and just going through an Arnold Lebron exactly if arvin liberal bronner inconvenience yeah you can imagine how it comes to this donation what if he gets people going to the movie to see that and they maybe people have become firefighters maybe he's trying to inspire people to become fire you're right that's probably why he made that and there is traffic on the one ten we were stopped in traffic and do we get smacked from behind by a guy who obviously just wasn't paying yeah yeah here's the funny part no one in the car was even wearing the safety about the safety the seat belt version the waste bellwood had anything no one added on so even if there were harnessed that's a reference hey there it's Ralph garment here I hope you're enjoying the show happen car and he opts out of the car and we're looking at the damage it's not that bad but it's it's obvious it was all pushed in and banged up pretty good so he said proper safety harnesses in the car installed when he had it what do you call for whatever renovate renovated Insurance Company covers medical bills he's going to pay for them out of his own pocket because this guy have on Kevin Hart I don't know I mean Kevin Obviously has enough money to take care of unnecessary but he said he's that information and when I got home there was a text on my phone saying Sir I'm sorry I hit you tonight Ligo is done and I sent that to the insurance that's why insurance premiums are through the roof gaming the system makes more sense I gotta go to a hearing in December for what I was hit from behind on the freeway by drive your Mustang No in the my wife drives my wife and I were coming home from an event speaking of celebrities and legal suits took up pair of singer songwriters rather are suing Taylor swift for using the phrases backed up into him on the freeway he refuses to pay for the damages to my God thanks act up on the onto the freeway sue him here's the thing we issue that's a great idea and you're making note from us no not make any no next law aiding baby food P baby row report P tomato inspire don't don't ruin this you're ruining wrestling is fake it makes you think everything is fe that's what I'm saying it'd be cynical formation and we'll just let the insurance companies Sorta so he hit me from behind his obvious that he's at fault he's doing for what saying that here's going to hate and players GonNa play because they said they wrote a song in two thousand and one called play is going to play and so they created the concept of players you take a car and you bring it back to its former glory stored or restored yeah there you go it's Kevin's fall because he didn't have the shoulder harnesses put that's but soon back this is the problem this is why people this is why insurance is so expensive because people don't play by the rules yeah all right soon this do this do now apparently this dudes Fiancee is good friends with Kevin Hart's wife it's personal trainer and so there's all kinds of stuff going on the nobody when I filed the claim so I figured I'd never hear from this guy again but no he's actually he's going into court to fight the thing it's done he's got the tax I know so you don't let's not do this through insurance man I'll just pay you it's like I said you know I'm not I'm not messing with it because here's the thing you do that and then you gotta chase the guy down and say here's the here's the more often than not it's not going to play out the way dozen their brains and so it's automatically a failure angry nerds speaking of game of thrones the duo that invented that TV series accordance low so it's bad news for a lot of game of thrones fan because they seem all pretty upset when they didn't like the last season they've had enough here's the thing you can't make those people happy and it turns out they now are leaving the project as well they will not be associate wonder if that has to do with Kevin Feige taking over star wonder if that's sort of pushed them away I told him don't don't do that please because she's my guessing while I wonder if they can't afford it so he Kevin gave him the green light go ahead and sue me and that way my insurance and all that happen to start a star Naomi Watts they did a pilot apparently and it was going to take place a thousand years before the current timeline of events in games thrones during the age of heroes this is all means nothing to me these words but Naomi Watts was gonNA star shot and they looked at it and they said now we're not moving mm-hmm and speaking of Star Wars how Disney plus you know lands on November twelve I got it already I know that's when you can finally see the first ever live action star wars series the man Delorean so about a space plays Mandolin apparently that's not a mand a he's shown interest in newest star claiming now their schedule is just too foam but that's what Kevin Feige said about Spiderman remember it's the Sony deals they always loved rated at based of course on the books David benef- and D B Weiss they were supposed to take over the Star Wars. Yeah we're going to set up the next trilogy he's a player's GonNa hate now she said GonNa play play play associates hate hate hate us the phrases guy suit to other people with songs with the same phrase in its saying they invented it and lost those shoots so we'll have to see whether this one holds I guess he's trying to throw anything against the wall once again just trying to make sure I make a bug cash for that level knowledge with the got my head spinning faster than drunk heady number rocking the backing track with a replica bad celebrity Kuban loves Beets Patel the Marvel and stars Lucasfilm was like let's have your magic touch Lucasville yes these guys got pushed out but they say they're still fans they hope to participate in some way they just won't be oversee you used our players GonNa play a hate is GonNa hate switch the play in the hey well I don't know what they did by the player's GonNa Bass player's GonNa play seven or it may be that we can't doesn't have to pay for my insurance company and maybe make a couple of bucks right that sounds more likely it's fucking evil if that's True Ryan and hate his Hayden and she uses it in her song shake it off haters GonNa hate hate hate hate hate and players GonNa play play play play pipe and so they say you always money because seat for the repair where's my check and maybe maybe here's a reason why everybody has turned screwed so I say to the guy now let's just so you didn't really grow up with a baseball team not really though but but your senators fan on the lesson I mean a poll for I'm not like a die hard national because I didn't I'm doing just too busy when the money was right all of a sudden he had we've we've decided to part ways I know you've got fired yeah exactly no one's tells the truth I think it's because he came aboard looking for just Su Su Su Su is going to do it we're going to sue turns out litigating going to litigate game of thrones prequel the HBO was planning on is not going to happen he doesn't play Mandolin it is he's the author at the Bay where where people hurt people they do hangs on a Cantina because he's a he's a scum and Villainy and he's a bounty hunter is about one hundred I think would you agree waiting for you complicated process Linda Laurie outside it's peaceful sincere revolution it's a shame aw this week and people are talking about it of course they are because there's freeze framing it and examining everything that goes on like they want to do here's the audio for the mandatory auto buying vegetable as well my parsnips you can get boiled par sex at Nebulous Star tits restaurant aw thank you roll and stopping by joking on my own saliva as well that looks so wonderful let's take a look the idea of the Mayor Delorean and I love the fact that they recognize that apar- sack is a is a is the distance not time even though elemental the ground like skulls show yourself my own saliva I'm so salivating actor Harry Hamlin is sixty eight years old today he of course was on la law and he was also clashed lead singer for Jefferson wheelchair she is eighty years old when the album he had the big hit song called love will keep us alive and these great voice you too they are in the capital of for this shit this is going to be the best thing ever I love it doc owns is fifty nine still move occurred all my God looks so amazing I cannot wait they sent to you were coming they sit you're the best in the persic celebrity birthdays all these born on this day October Thirtieth Henry Winkler the fonz seventy four years old and of course he's so much is it yeah well let's by all means debate we don't know if he if he just stole the arm or h really wasn't mandatory Oh my God well the pilot the trailer rather drops In politics is sixty two years old today guys a Goddamn national treasure comedian actor impressionist Hod caster he's having the life that I want wiped out during the the empire's reign was Boba Phat Amanda Laurean he's from Django Fed he's direct clone Django Django Fat Abe that's up for debate actor Gael Garcia Bernal from Babbel in the motorcycle diaries forty one actor Charles Martin Smith towed from American graffiti. He's sixty six years old today and singer Otis Williams Ben Bailey the comedian is forty nine years old singer Guitarist Gavin Ross Dale of Bush celebrates his forty fifth excuse me fifty four th birthday it off he has written or co written eighty top ten songs in the UK and one hundred and forty three that uncharted in the United States an enormous talent starting with this can of Motown of the temptations seventy eight Oh let you oh Bisbee but we're not done with entertainment news just yet on the check in with our pal across the ocean Mr Steve Ashton we have to get all the entertainment news from the years old Matthew Morrison who was Mr Schuster on glee he's forty one songwriter Eddie Holland of Holland Dosier in Holland is eighty years old he was there and they're all they all bounty hunters no but they're they're a warring countries they're warning that a planet civilization of warring people and Thanks so much for joining us today Steve Before we get into the UK update we Eddie and I've just been curious what was going on with your camera lens there during the livestream event this past week the series it's going to be the greatest television version of Star Wars that there's ever ban it's going to be so great did you see that one moment where there were all the the supremes in today's celebrity birthdays. I'm Ralph Garman I walked the more than is right now you can see on Berry so good on that show basis Timothy B. Schmidt of the Eagles and the band poco seventy two years old today when he got back gather again broke up in one thousand nine hundred eighty got back together again fourteen years later when they'd all run out of money aside to go out there on tour again even though they all hated each other they recorded what he's doing basically is super talented guy sixty two years old and very sweet Mantis Very Nice singer-guitarist Jerry Borg of Jesus Hans Solo did do the castle run in twelve mar sex apparently the park is time but it's also it's it's it's it's a distant it's a distance and it's a it was all happening those guys wrote songs for Martin the Vendela in the four tops the Eisley brothers especially supreme wrote them like ten top ten songs all seen memo written before the band struck fame outlines plans to psych one of the members can you guess it might have been scary uh-huh fucking untoward going on so you know you know like you're supposed to put like a a thing of your camera so to Russian hackers Com Hackett in the UK update with Mr Steve Ashton. Oh Ralph here. Monday makes Brandon Graham Lindsey Graham he does he a partly we included Jerry because he had a very strong personality and I'm assuming nice breasts he didn't he didn't you k. but we also have to find out what is all over the lens of his camera on his laptop it was gross on Saturday after here he is Mr Steve Ashton must've fighting over bucking whatever yeah whatever predeliction might be so I had a hello kitty it again imagine a fucking titles spice girls fucking much simply Jesus Christ anyway days over the top so the residual whatever the fuck is on the back of bandaids was on my cameras Essel fucking five of them isn't it anyway apparently that bombshell at memo doesn't reveal why she stayed in the band but my money Ralph Bob Herbert he's dead by the way Jerry probably had him killed he told me he dies in call crush on I'm not talking about Melby us the autism formally alive is prince lost apparently blasted the US music industry which he would pulse the Titans Murmur Singer Grace Slick who was the lead singer Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson starship and now that they're all older she's inherent fucking chemical in thing and just made it look like well you fucking Sophie assault and the Yes we did with explanation there was no it's not Jason I know people bring maybe anyway he the memo he's been collaborating with the was covering reprints before his death and he's writing his Memoir Saas quiet camera we realized she boys does he just boys stuffing all right I will or let's get down to business lays cash cab host handwritten notes which was written before his death how crazy is that right I mean I'd like to have something done each throats to two very different things I mean the fact that probably Bobby Herbert's folks her mel being a threesome ultra crates have SIDA soaking handwritten memo's by the way the graphs in handwritten lyrics inside Prince's home commenting on Sheeran parties dominant radio APP light prince claimed that they said ah suddenly surfacing at cheers news who what's up with him in this weird kind of like fucking strange rough report life show you for wild by the way you also your fucking Kokubu accusing them of trying to Ram Katy Perry and share it down people's throats in an astonishing folks in preparation for my autobiography what'd you find well it's Mike recent titled Lights Camera Ashton all of we do have always let me think of how maybe he's from all right I'll do Kohn a coinage voice right so this prince we don't like it no matter how many some members going back about five years by the way he did you might sound effects yeah right there I could a replacement for Jerry good lined up according to this bombshell memo probably pump show it's been by the group's first mom this them now partly the notes was during research for new unauthorized biography of the band fucking Hell partly yes the the management company saw as the threats as so they thought Jerry was trying to take over the group a mobilize the full of girls we special their one hit wonder Wednesdays one hit wonders it's a very common tale a writer director producer who ended up with a smash hit international sensation of a hit song. This man is from US Australia. Originally and he is a writer director producer with projects spanning film and Television and Opera and theater and music and the recording industry and that's how we've fell into this smash hit song he was making an album in nineteen ninety eight called something for everybody where he was releasing either newly recorded or re as we mentioned yesterday about Bobby Bars picket and the monster mash yes I will be releasing that recap of that one who wandered from last year as a separate ext music from his films and plays and he put together this single based on an e mail he read with some backing music from one of his you have no business being in music really who end up with hit songs nonetheless so far it's been actors for the most part today's is different however today we're talking about a director see my pain is to one of them and a stick of dynamite in the other can we just get lally anyway apparently the notes with found among uh-huh al called in wanting to hear today's one hit wonder Hey Ralph L. Product Dina I'm the one hit wonders from celebrities is that so you can enjoy all the different versions of the monster mash for this Halloween. This is not a Halloween Related Song we've both mostly lately have been focusing on celebrities audio files little bonus audio for you guys some people are saying they're having a hard time tracking it down in the back catalogue so to quite a journey I'm gonNA isolate that for you guys and we're going to re release with Baz Luhrmann qualify with his fantastic hit of wear sunscreen quite a quite a good story and actually think it's a Ishmael and she had published some unsolicited advice in the Chicago Tribune is basically what her commencement speech would be if she were ever to give one and gave a lot of advice to young people starting off with wear sunscreen was her first piece of advice and so this essay was being passed around via email all over the world and he pick yeah so here's the thing he was in the recording studio when he came across this email which was being passed around at the time it was a columnist named Mary no Geri Halliwell no yeah she was like synonymous I think they go power and all that with a Union Jack Dress and everything wasn't she not bad life advice on nobody goes but anyways Baz luhrman where Sunscreen Bundy guys bye thank you out do you remember where sunscreen this word I moved here and it was all over the radio every day it was a top ten hit across Europe now and largely obscure here in the US and then one producer in Phoenix picked it up for hindes they play it maybe that works but he does not fucking see yourself anyway this guy called Dan pipe and bring one at night nice by the way pipe embrace look it and he had an actor read it and then he put backing tracks behind it

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How Angela Santomero Created Award Winning Childrens Television Like Daniel Tiger and Blue's Clues

Don't Keep Your Day Job

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How Angela Santomero Created Award Winning Childrens Television Like Daniel Tiger and Blue's Clues

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After going on site a couple of weeks ago I realized how often we all walk around with these false selves. We WanNA please lease. We Wanna be impressive. WanNa be entertaining. We WanNa feel worthy and I know for myself. I just have spent so many years working so hard to be not what I think everyone wants me to be. I think it's been a survival skill. I think we all do that to a certain degree in different ways. And you know it's funny like if you look at animals in the wild they also do that like whenever they feel like. They're in danger. They find a way to either blend in or make themselves appear bigger than they actually actually are and it's just so exhausting to spend so much energy on this persona I realize just way easier and more enjoyable way a of life to just be myself and stop trying to earn it all the time and I also learned something huge recently. I was reading meeting Donald Miller's book Donald Miller's amazing. We'll we'll try to have him on but he said something in the book he was talking about this exact thing and he said you know when it comes. It's a love if it's actually really love. It's not something you can earn anyway. If it's really love love is something something that can only be given and I was just like wow so wouldn't it be nice if we all woke up tomorrow and we were all brave enough to be are authentic broken beautiful cells if we could just get rid of these shiny exteriors and be real doc. I know it takes a lot of courage by. But maybe that's like the coolest thing that we can do for ourself. Maybe that's the best gift we give ourselves this holiday so speaking of holidays we're going to New York City. We're actually staying in Greenwich Connecticut for about a week and then we will be in New Jersey and then we will be in your city. I'm doing a book signing in Montclair New Jersey on Sunday December twenty nine th at four PM. 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Like how can we make this over the top awesome so come on over and enter the giveaway also another another fun thing we're doing for you guys is we really want to celebrate your wins and all the cool things that happened during twenty nineteen. We're going to do an entire episode where we're just really really celebrating you guys and featuring you and talking about your Oetzi shop or your website or your new business or the play wrote or whatever it is so if you wanna be a part so that you can either email us. Hello at. Don't keep your day job dot com and let us know like how you've taken action and what's been going on with your dreams and your pursuits or you can record a voice memo into your phone and you could email us. That voice mellow with the subject line. Twenty nineteen win and we can actually play okay the recording of you sharing that on the episodes if you WANNA send in a voice memo or you want to just email us either way we will do. A whole roundup of you guys is because you deserve to be celebrated all right so let's get into today's show because I'm so excited about our guest. Today her name is Angela Santomero. She's amazing she's the co-creator Producer and head writer for a little show. You probably heard about called blue's clues she's also the Creator Executive Producer and head writer here for a few other shows including Janelle Tigers neighborhood and super y which on PBS Amazon Studios Creative Galaxy and wish improve and Charlie's chloroform city on net net flicks. And just last month her new show blue's clues in you premiered. She just keeps turning out one incredible show after another. And it's just amazing Angela. Angela is a peabody award winner Emmy Award winner and thirty time nominee. If that wasn't enough she's also the CEO of Nine Story Media Group which distributes and produces over over a hundred different TV shows across platforms including Nick Disney Netflix Apple Amazon prime. PBS and so many more. She's also an author. Her books include preschool clues and radical kindness. The life changing power of giving and receiving which we're going to get into because there's some really beautiful messages in there. She's so passionate about on her work and it's so inspiring to see someone really step into their lives calling taking it to the masses and ultimately changing the world. One person at a time so without further ado you please welcome the very kind very generous brilliant Angela Santomero Angela. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thank you so watch your head. It's such a pleasure and as I told you before we hit record. I have three little girls three years old six eight so I've definitely been a fan of your work for a long time. I feel like a television addict because I'm like. Oh my God I watch all of her shows. It's so impressive that you've not only been successful by all the standards but you're creating work that's really doing. Lots of good and touching hearts and making humans feel more more whole so. Let's go back a little bit. I know that there's a lot of people in our audience who would love to write a children's book create a television show and you've done so so many things. Can you tell us a little bit about your story and how you even got there. Yes so I kind of came through the back door when it came to production and creating show. I have a masters in Child Developmental Psychology and instructional technology and media. So I essentially wanted to teach and the idea teaching media was always fascinating to me You can reach millions of kids right at one time if you can put the very best crayon on preschool curriculum on television. Could you do that. And I was Mr Rogers generation and so I was a kid who right like I could not sit any closer asserted. TV when he was on right to tell the story of meeting him all the time because he was just such an impact fall per cent in my life and so that was between right and that kind of dream. You don't really say out loud like I WANNA do what Mr Rogers said that. That was what was in the back of my head so I think for me. I started started at Nickelodeon in their research. Department did an internship. The internship turned into a position in the research department. Nickelodeon on what was so interesting about that. Was I got that. Bird's hurts idea of how the business of television is made How decisions are made what kids want? 'cause there was a big jerry. Born was the president of the time and there was a big push for research to talk to parents to talk to and to know what they want but nobody would talk to the little ones and I was just like get out of the way I want to get in there. They are so I would moderate the focus groups with the preschoolers so that we would play and I would get to know what they were really looking for. You know I respected this age group so much and I just they because of my point of view as a research eek and as an educator and I really had a different view when it came to making TV and making yet and it it was very different for Nickelodeon and so. That's how might in started. And then. Because I was on one of those people who observes for a long time before I really jump in and so why really kind of knew what Nickelodeon was looking for with regard to the next step for preschoolers for TV and size able to answer those questions nations for them and you just say which turns into blue's clues all my gosh. Okay so incredible that you first evolved. You knew that you had this awareness that you wanted to do this thing since you were cad and then you find yourself working here you out of place where maybe you could start to see the boots on the ground putting those things together but then you you say and then I had an answer for what might work and you're like and then I created blue's clues and you say it just like that you know but it's such a big thing like how did you come up with the idea for blue's clues as in like so. Many people want to come up with ideas for shows and they think they can do it and it's not as easy as it looks. So how is all that born born. Well you know the first thing I think is understanding like being in it being anywhere in production of Nubia right whether it's in the business of TV like being got a big corporation like nickelodeon or being boots ground as you say like being in the scripting room being somewhere right so that you know if you love it or you hate it or what. It means right to be able to do this thing. That's the first thing I tell people like. Just get a job anywhere you know in this world when I look back even my first job was. NFL Schwartz always mckinney. The camp counselor like I was always doing these kinds of things with kids and so that's the first thing the second thing is is zagging when everyone zigging right so or vice versa. So blue's clues. We knew that that Nicoletti wanted a game show right. It can double dare was really big and educator and so I had a meek in I wanted to sneak education and to what a game show would look like for preschoolers and the way in which to do that would be to have the kids at home v.. Those contestants right like in some ways if you don't give blues clues that way it no well enough right year. The kids at home. We're leaning in and answering questions and men. I'm scaffolding. Those lessons may go harder so my favorite part of the story that tell us. I failed miserably. The first I three times I went in to say okay. I would be in the room with people. Pitching adds a research consultant. And I would roll my eyes. 'cause I always say it's gone from Jersey and I've got this Hudson it'd be like Oh. This is awful so bad and so. Finally the had Nicodemus like Nick. Junior was like well. What would you do and I was? Let's hold on a minute and so I- research report. Because that's what I knew. An academic Mr Trump on how to educate kids do media and she was like this is lovely but but this is not a television show. And I'm like you're right and so I would go back and then I would create something else that you go. This is closer but it's not a television show And so I kept going back. Got To create. Okay here the characters. Here's the setting look like just kind of answer the questions that she would want and van had to literally right the way in which the characters would be speaking. Oh you know what I mean like literally rain a little bit more of what the idea was so that it would come to life and it came to life in such a way that she said okay. It was step by stop going to pair you with a director. Who has done this before? You're gonNA find a producer who had done this before who ended up becoming my best friends. The Voice of blew that one one who co created the whole show with me right like a designer by shade like gorgeous animation as what she created and so we partnered together and in eight weeks. The two of US came up with what Luke loses today right like literally taking the concepts and the ideas and the point of view and furthering it out and what's interesting about. looseness is the pacing. ASSOC slow that Tracy I would write and tracy withdraw little storyboards sketches of what the characters would do so that what people would on executive network would understand how the show would play out so that it wasn't because it was so different than what they were used to. Yeah that's amazing thing and then what's even more awesome. Is that you guys go and do it. And it worked and then it lasts for so long. What do you think it was that really made it? Click with the audience and what made it actually stand the test of time. I love that question. You're giving me Mattel's I think. The first first thing I wanted to say is that imposter syndrome is so real that I feel like I was proving myself. I can't talk for my whole team. I was proving myself with every episode with every season. We never rested on our laurels until it was over and then after you do something like a blue's excludes right like the feeling that you could ever do it again right or other shot like every time I write a script like anytime I do anything. Everyone's going to hate it you know and I can't do it to like if there. Is that sense where you know. Keep telling my kids to be in the moment and live at that moment. If there's anything I learned from not as loving not moment right so the truth is it was like that. It was that sense of like okay. Well here's pilot you can do right. And so my ammunition or like my secret sauce was knowing preschoolers and so I would go in like I was like. I'm going to make sure this works so I would fail in front preschoolers ads. Perfect the concept. Perfect the script so we were going back act two kids and preschool teachers and educators consistently through the process. I knew how much kids were reacting to the show before we got it to the pilot episode assode and one of my favorite moments of the pilot episode or two of them would be. We'd go into a focus group. which is what I used to do right when I was in research? Now on the other side I'm the producer and I'm watching Ben Test my show idea. Could it up against the other show to see who which is going to be up to date anyway. We're coming in and saying this is is be adjusted on. There was a we will give you five hundred dollars. We will give you a thousand. I need to keep this tape. My kids watching it over and over and over again we were like no you they might not on tv yet but like we already kids. Were just like losing their minds and so we were watching really interacted. And I'm in a meeting with fifty people at Nickelodeon and they're all discussing what's going to happen next and they just go crazy over blue's clues I got a bird's eye view of a listening to what that sounds like an entire company can get behind a show and then you're like okay now I have to make this and so the first season of blue's clues was nineteen. We were writing meeting in one thousand nine hundred five and you watch it now or when I I laughed I think of it. We did everything we could just in case they never let us make another episode. Ever on Oughta didn't give everything that they needed that we were just such a little family. such a close knit family of eighty time for ten years. So it was. It was really a fun ride and it was hard constantly creating apps so I just want to highlight two things because it's so visceral I just have to say it one is. You are so humble and it's so beautiful I I have to say that. That's gotTa be another reason why the show was so successful because at its core to have a person like that as a show runner really unusual. And it's a really big gift so I'm just really feeling that I just had to share that with you. That's number one one and the second thing I just WanNa say. Is that the reason that was such a great answer is because we've had so many awesome people on the show and they wind up all saying version of the same thing. which is that in order for business? In order for anything to be successful it has to have at its core radical empathy. The fact that you said you were taking it to the front lines and going into preschoolers and already testing it. That makes so much sense that you're not like yeah we're just GonNa like cross our fingers burgers and hold our breath and taking the air four hundred thousand dollars an episode later to see if it works. It's like no tested it. That's so smart. I think the people that I don't know I just remember thinking like I have to do this. You know that moment where you're like I can't go back to what I was doing before. Floor Convinced Hasta work and I was so passionate about Ya. We're spending four. Are you kidding me. Four hundred thousand dollars an episode kids will and this is what I say not on my team kid literally needs to be better off for watching this episode of this show than doing anything out because we're spending this much time I'm money and be. This is a responsibility. We have as for making media for for preschoolers or for kids in general right if they could be digging hole and bat is going to be way better than watching the show they better go dig that hole right and so we haven't done our job so I don't understand people who either have an ego when they do research. Yeah or people who don't even do research to think about how this I don't care if everyone in the room is laughing at a joke like if my four year old's don't think it's funny e than it's out like we don't you don't use it. There's no reason you know so anyway so I agree with you to me. It's an insurance policy. It's also back to the roots of like why we do what we do. You know one of my favorite moments of loose quizzes that we have been so geeky but we have a longitudinal study that was done by the University of adult. Dan Rather proves that kids scored better. I'm kindergarten readiness skills calls and standardized tests than our kids who didn't watch the show and mazing. That's amazing I. I want to ask you a sort of offshoot question for people who are listening right now. Who really want to do good work? And their makers and they want to make their own show in today's climate and you've made and what we're GonNa talk about it in a minute but you've made so many other successful shows and you also so now our CEO of a whole conglomerate of of so many other shows so you really really know this world. My question is for people in today's landscape. Would you say if you WANNA make a show test it first and then start seeing if you can create an audience on Youtube or on your own platform warm I g TV or whatever would you say get in line and try to get yourself a pitch meeting and that is still the tried and true way to wind up with the show Amir that no. I think that being a crater today in so different the idea that you can get what you want to say out to the world in any capacity three you utilizing you do cod calf right. If you have something to say we have an opportunity now to say it and you don't have to wait for someone at a network to tell you whether or not they like your idea or not. Because they're they have a whole other reason of why they might pick something up or not and so I'm constantly meeting with young people and you know every age really but it's mostly mostly young. People might go on your team. That can do what you don't do get together and make it like just make it and that's you know that's what's happening right now right. It's it's so exciting to see. Yeah and I love that you have that perspective. That's it's so true. It's amazing what can be created. Yeah absolutely absolutely. I don't think anything should ever stop. You and I should say like when you do partner with a company like ours at nine story. There's a ton of resources that we can bring to a concept and not all that we worked to of course that we can do that by all I would say is what people say about me right now is just a is another way. Yes like I. Am You know we get so many so someone ever so no all right just like take another path and just figure out another way you know but if somebody was has to come to you and they had not already proven the concept by creating a following around it as a mini series or something on the web. Would you say say oh come back to us when you know that you have a proof of concept or do you take pictures sometimes just based on the quality of the pitch and say we're GONNA make it. Yeah Ah just based on the quality of the Pech Times in. It's about the talent I always say it's really about the talent who I want to work with. And that doesn't mean that there are known entity it's just that passionate person who is open to all the ways that we need to do to get done whether it's partnering with a writer partnering with designer are doing you know like when I go back to the day of me again like you know not having an ego to be like okay. I'm going to do this by myself. It's like no I the teat we have comes to making something really great. And it's more about what you want to say and how it goes out in the world as long as somebody but he has that innovative way to look at things has an interesting idea. That has that the leader that hasn't been done and it's open to how we need to develop and get it to the market than I. I am not as well. I think those kinds of ideas. That's amazing and you guys. I WANNA remind you not only Angela. VINCIT successful blue's clues but she was also so creative executive producer head writer for Janelle Tigers neighborhood which I think I know every single episode and we have the sheets and we have the clothes and also super why which we also. I could sing the theme song right now. Galaxy and wishing poof which is such a cute show. All of the. I mean I'm literally you've you've been you've been making my life easy as what you've been doing because I have three little kids and this is what goes on in my house so because you have all of this experience and now now you're sitting in that seat as CEO of nine story where you are listening to pitches as you just said one of the things you look for is talent Eylandt. What else sets a pitch apart when somebody is thinking of like? Oh I want to create something. 'cause you see so many things I would imagine. Imagine there's no idea you haven't heard at this point. So what makes it stand out. Well two things I need to. I need to backtrack two things one. As Charlie's colleague from city there's also on net flicks myself in the second thing I wanted to say was Daniel. Tiger is a complete labor of love because of my love Upfront Roger so that was another like complete and utter love love project and totally with something right promoting as legacy was the goal and I and so proud that. There's a movie Adak Tom. Hanks movie in a documentary. And all of these these things about Back in the day was the goal of dental tiger in addition to bringing not socio emotional curriculum spam like literally as a team like this is the one like we care so much about it. But this is the one where you're going to get to watch it grow to this huddle level the way that we were watching bliss grow like it was so much fun to see that a loving what you're what during. Yes it's beautiful and then my daughter helped things on the shampoo signing of Bianca. Awesome So in terms of pitchers really what. I'm what we're looking for us to be the leaders in all kids family media so basically. We're always answering the question. Jen what are people looking for. What's the world need now? Why this show why? Now we're answering the question. You might be googling you know right now. There's a lot of Emphasis emphasis on. We haven't cracked it yet but emphasis on anxiety right and mindfulness and being seen and being heard and what could we do in the media that could solve for that right so we're looking for things like that we're looking for things and empower kids right things that you know want. We want every kid to see themselves in media. So what's an idea that like lie and not that we don't have to do it in one show but the idea that this is a taking a chance. This is something. That's a little different. This is something that's GonNa make you lean and so those are the kinds of ideas. Gets that really catch are catch I. This is such a good conversation before we go on. 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Job That's net sweet dot com slash job to download your free guide seven key strategies to grow your profits that sweet dot com slash job. I have to ask you because you've done so much and the fact that you are working in this capacity as this company. I'm like she doesn't have to work. Doc shouldn't have to do anything. She could just be gardening or hanging out with friends. Like what keeps you so passionate that you want to do this work so you've already done so much. Yeah you know it is it is kind of. I don't know if you know what you think about this but like my hobby is to in writing. You know what I mean like. That's my calming and trying to make the world. A better place is what I do when I'm off. You know that's what I want to be doing when I'm not I playing with the kids are doing that kind of stuff. It's like that's when always thinking and wanting to eight right and we're in a team what's really interesting people. All and that's really what kind of gets me up in the morning right and I just think it's legacy building ransack all I wanNA do is get other people The opportunity that I had and to continue to grow that team that we have here in creatively. I still believe we have so much work to do there. So much more television media whatever content Ed for kids but I still don't love most right so there's the work we need to do not really just literally gave me chills because you're right it is a legacy and and this is an job like you're like no this is my life's work like this is how I show up as Angela in the world like this is me me. It's really so purpose driven and that must feel so rewarding and you must feel so congruent like you are in in alignment. This is your role in this world and so incredible that is so powerful and so rare and beautiful. I don't know if I ever if I were stopped to you. Think of that way that they can just saying. That's amazing and it is really amazing. Like I feel like if somebody does one thing that's huge. You're like wow how but then the fact that you've done it over and over and over and over again as I don't even get it. It's kind of like I think you're genius you know. I think that that's fair to say so. That's just true not being nice So you said that you were friends with Fred Rogers. How did that happen? So blue's clues premiered I I would constantly talk it to press about being inspired by Fred Rogers the level of pacing by that his show had and how much he knew preschoolers. I always thought it. He'd literally didn't get the credit that he deserved for the level of work that he did right. That's me street was very splashing. I love sesame. It's not there's nothing about that. But frat what Mister Rogers Zebra did for me as a child. was that kind of inspiration that I used four was and so. The transitional devices of doing I used to talk about you know taking reference from the trolley and you know formal features of starting in the home and just a place of comfort and talking to the camera like there were definitely things where I was making sure or that. Everybody knew that Fred was that inspiration. And he had heard that any watched the show which I didn't know that he had blocked blue's clues and I had gone to an have meant where he was honored. And the head of that event said I know how you feel about this. I'm sitting at this table and and I could not I I couldn't eat. I couldn't get over it. You know the whole reason. I wanted to control subjects because they've united so that I can each child the way that you reached me and he was like what's what's your name. He started over and he invited me to his sat in. When I told you my dad was he? His eyes lit up in his team. Had he said he didn't like much of what's on television but he really he really liked Lucy. saw the Theory in Wisconsin. Of course. That's all I needed to hear. It was just like I got two living. I'm like and then he invited me and I got to watch him do that. You know the opening scene and Mike being in singing. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood in real time and I remember everybody saying I'm so sorry that we're not shooting the neighborhood of make believe I'm Mike. Are you kidding me. This is the part that I want to run. Everything was like. Oh my God loose I'm trying to Reagan's talking to me And so then that's when we started talking more about the media today and children's television and what he could he meet the show and just different things like that we would talk a little bit and then when he died His his team said you know he he really would trust you to promote his. Oh my God it's such an right and that's that's how Daniel Tiger was born. It was like that's how I what I mean about like. It's such a special love project. I remember not wanting to give that I clicked out and one of his. It's producers. That's me it's not like Fred is GonNa read it and I don't know he might read it but you don't. Yeah and I WANNA go back into. Where does this come from a new? Because it's it's so unrelenting like the Y.. Is So strong I'm imagining. There's a really big reason alumni. That's such a great great question. I do write about in medical penance. That idea that I feel like you you know. I grew up in a really chaotic loud Italian family And so I did feel seen. I literally wrote about feeling scene with Mister Rogers neighborhood. I think like a lot of us and love the show. You really felt felt seem I needed to talk to and that respectful way that I knew I was smart and had you know an understanding for literally what I could handle. What I you know? We were literally having a conversation. That's out and so that feeling Wanting that throughout my whole life I think Needing dot right is important was important to me and I think blue's clues it does a lot of that right which is literally trying to tell kids that you know when you use your mind and take a step at a time. You can do anything that you want to do. which I know is a hard concept that for right now because you also have to work really hard but the idea that you're putting in the effort is really important in that you're seeing so I'm sure there's more thibout on in terms of having to constantly prove yourself wanting to like you know like all of those things where you're never quite outside of high school I don't know like but I think that's part of it right. Where were you just? I just needed that that I needed to be seen as well. I think that's a big piece of bed. Yeah and it's really amazing. Now you're giving to one kid at at a time and I'm curious from a curriculum perspective. What are some of the lessons? You feel like even adults can learn that you really feel like you're trying to teach like how do we practice being vulnerable and messy and trusting and learning being that. We're safe like all of that. Just giving yourself permission to dream giving yourself permission to you'll giving yourself permission to express what you feel. I think that we we have cut ourselves off for so long from our actual self and I know that this is so much of what you help kids to do. So can you give us a lesson. Like how do we learn to do that. I think They're two answers for that. One is always saying even adults else can learn from kids TV or kids media because there's so many hundred percent tiger lessons right that we we could be taking to deal with our anger or to deal with our sadness that's right. Yeah and then. In the motivation behind writing radical kindness was to give some of those life lessons for adults right and so that feeling of breaking through the armor armor and feeding that inner child right and literally swinging what it feels like to swing on a swing again or running barefoot and the grass like little tiny things that people will tell. Oh you but that really speaks to your inner child and you like if you literally liked to paint and have never picked up a paintbrush since preschool. It's like go. Get a contrasts. You know like there's so many little things that we need to do and I think becoming a parent really helps us to to kind of have an excuse to go back into those things and if the more are you can play the more. You're you know you're accessing that level of sensitivity and caring compassionate and I talk about the benefit of the doubt and also changing the voices pieces that are inside. Your head is a strategy right. We all have voices from somewhere we need to change those typically voices that speak to our our best friend about so. It's those kinds of things that I talk about about little by little just taking matt armor and trying to peel away at it right and I think it's it's not easy especially depending on what life if has brought us but I do think being more wonder having more wonder more curiosity and trying to do what you want to have that level of playfulness that you wants lines that will help ignite that in you base. It's so true and I'm glad you segue into it because I do WanNa talk about this book. And it's interesting to to me is that the book is radical kindness and then it says the life changing power of giving and receiving and then the book is about these small actions to achieve more fulfill all happy successful life but subtitle is a life changing power of giving and receiving so how does giving and receiving connect to you are inner child and the steps to fulfilling successful life and thanked me spent so much of our ten giving as an adult right to our kids to our spouse. Also there's so much and the active receiving is really hard for US sometime around and like that imposter syndrome is all about that too right in so many ways even been receiving praise like I I. If someone says you know what's on sale you know say you know bringing act out but so you know it's hard and I think the idea of realizing that it's a gift. And it's a bonding moment. And it really does help to fill you feels you op is a really important thing and and you know the idea of kindness and the kind of curriculum literally scaffolding kindness every one of my shows. I just don't talk about it. You know and so p Diaz was actually the first Linda. Cement ski was like that's in is the first person to say that to me and to have research on that and I was like yeah. I do 'cause resigned. Research on all of that stuff and so to write it down for adults to turn it around was really empowering for me and really interesting to be able to get out and talk to adults about it because it is is what we try to give our kids to try to solve problems through looking at things from a different perspective right because we don't want them to solve their Swiss screaming and yelling and doing right a. and that's what we do as an adult so we're just literally trying to turn it around worse than times. The kindness is not necessarily just being nice. It's literally doing what's best inactivation and for you and for the other percent so it's that open. Those pizzas Yunliang the giving the receiving. That's so beautiful Just to sort of like go deeper into this idea. I'm just curious. Like what is radical kindness means you. What's your definition of radical kindness? You know it's sometimes sometimes. It hurts a little bit to be kind and somebody that I'm not saying to say something that's not nice but it's like literally having to say no sometimes to something because you're not. You're you're not feeling great or saying that giving an Epi pen like if you didn't know what you're doing and you just saw somebody do that you'd be like what is. What are you doing not awful that analogy of like it's literally lights the event? It's telling somebody that it's not. This is not the right job for them but there is a bigger passionate reason for you in this world. You're it's not that you're failing it's that this job is not right for you and now I'm pivoting you in the right direction. It's like trying to to look at life in just pivot a little bow and it's and again it's not a throw away nice compliment. It's literally me and we'll to actively listen to somebody we and not think about the next thing you're going to say and be in that moment and that's why the words radical is in front of the work. I just started to cry arrive when you were talking because I was thinking about moments in my life where people have had to be really kind and it took a lot of strain to tell me something that they knew I did not want to hear and it saved my life and I think that we live in a world where people we care so much about and how people perceive us we lose ourselves and the last thing we do is actually show up in the moment the way we need to instead were really worried about pleasing thing other people so we don't set boundaries. We're not kind to ourselves. We don't receive sometimes. We don't say what we need to say. And instead were hurting people all NIB mostly ourselves but sometimes other human beings. We could actually free if we could be kind and tell them the truth in the nicest way possible just to share truth. I don't think that ever happens enough. Like I don't know any scenario where it's happening enough and I just think it's amazing that you decided to write a book on it. Yeah I agree and in that same feeling of like giving all of yourself to work or your friends ends and not having any of your resources or reserves for when you get home you know in. That situation happens all the time right now. I'm just like you know. I have no patience nations and he said I can't give myself and yet that's the part of the day that all I can think about right. That's the part of the day that you know. You want to make sure that you're not anti British last year but you're staying in the moment with your kid right because tomorrow there. Nineteen college able to do that tonight. Thing that like I just I think from failing and living it and trying and learning is the only way that I can bite And share because it's not that this is oh look this is what I they do. It's perfect you know. I live it every day and it's messy and I learned from failures and I'm just constantly trying to bring much off the bat. Entre absolutely amazing. And it's so important and while we're still talking about the book for one more minute. Is there any steps that right now listeners can hear about you talk about action. Small actions people could take you said before one of the things in terms of finding that childhood wonder is like you know pulling out a paintbrush or doing my things like about what about radical kindness in terms of taking better. Care yourself any steps that people can take the I think the South Caras probably one of the bigger things that people above and really gravitating towards having that moment of South Carolina. I think the biggest thing is that it doesn't have to be long right. We could literally take five minutes of doing something that you love one of the things I talk a lot about. Is that sense. Are I hate to run right or I hate to this kind of. It's finding the thing that you actually do enjoy and then do that and and do it for five minutes right when in some sort of exercise in some sort of self care and some meditation some sort of you know like finding the right moment and right thing and then figuring out how to add to are those moments And then also south care in the sense of going back to those asking yourself the questions kind of like what you're asking me. What part of your life defines you write like trying to pivot and go back to what your morals and values are and what feeds you and what the bills you and? What excites you and just do more of it? You exactly those things that we do laugh you know and just to bring it full circle as we're closing so just in November just recently Blues Blue's clues and you came out. Can you tell us what what happened. Yeah so we did a reboot which is so exciting. The family literally got together. So Steve. Who's our first I and and directing Tony with the whole family came back together and you know it's doing really well it literally tales like you're about to feel so fulfilled to have composed circle like that? Oh my God I just love it. So it's like gun nonstop goodness train. There's been just a record record breaking amount of just beautiful gifts that you've given to the we're all gets just really amazing. Thank you for sharing all of this and tell us where we can find you. Tell US whatever you WANNA send us to. Yeah Angeles Clues Dot Com. You can find me on twitter and instagram on the website. And then of course you know if you wanted to follow any of the specific shows. They're all those as as well In terms of Nickelodeon Netflix Amazon. PBS You know so amazing amazing different partners that we haven't been at work but in my website Angelou's dot colleagues to all of that information and more thank you so much for the time and I'm just so excited that we get to share this episode with everyone. It was so good faith you. I love talking to Angela. I love her. She's my new friend. Okay here are the takeaways number. One get a job that lets you explore what you might WanNa do. Get a sense of whether you love love it or hate it number two ZAG. What everyone else is zigging number? Three being the moment live in the moment. Love that moment before we live in a time. Where if you have something to say you have the opportunity to say it? Number five know is just another way to yes over six when you use your mind and take one step at a time. You can do anything you want to do. Number seven sometimes. It hurts to be kind. It can be what's best for you and who you WANNA help and number eight. Just take five minutes to do something. You love okay. We'll today I wanNA share a really special win Greg. Franklin posted this on our facebook group and he said yesterday was our one year anniversary. We have sold Over fifteen thousand cheesecakes and thousands of cookies gooey butter cakes and several other things. We've been in magazines podcast new shows and of course a book it. It has been such a fun stressful eventful weird busy year. Weird people in their complaints weddings birthdays new fans. We made so many new friends and lost them. We've learned Sony things time for a new year new things. Greg I just want to give you the absolute biggest shoutout. The biggest congrats congrats for selling over. Fifteen thousand cheesecakes cakes congrats for all the times. You've got to shine in the spotlight until your journey congrats for surviving. The first year as the full-time she's in Asia. I know you're going to still see yourself as just a guy in Missouri Baking cheesecakes but trust me. It's so much more than that now. You've really helped illuminate for so many people what's possible you don't even know how inspiring you you and your story is. I wish you even more growth and so many cool opportunities in your next year because you totally deserve it and who knows maybe we will get you a movie deal and have John C reilly really play you because the world needs to know about the rise of Greg Franklin and the cheesecake Ninja. If you guys haven't heard story you can listen to the episode. We did with him last year. It's it's called how a cheesecake craving led to calling. It's one of my absolute favorite episodes. We've ever done go check out his new website. The cheese Dot Com Greg. We love you. Oh okay I also want to share a super sweet message. I got from Clarisa. And she said Hi. Cathy of loving the book the part which resonates the most right now is suzy. Moore's idea that thinking in is the enemy. The most important thing is simply making a decision. It's advice I give my peers and team as a coach at work and really present to the fact that I need to take my own advice as as someone who doesn't WanNa do the wrong thing. I tend to be cautious and that can lead to analysis paralysis. What is wrong? Anyway who says as I reflect on twenty nineteen. It's been a breakthrough three year in many ways. I made a decision to explore facilitating workshops and executed five vision board workshops. I made a decision to be an art show every month in in two thousand eighteen gene and my art was exhibited eight months of this year. I made some extra money in these endeavors. Learned a lot also made the decision to invest in myself. And I knew I would do some work with you this year. Kathy I and I did at the glow retreat. I also felt the same way about a few others. WHOSE COURSE I purchased all worth it? That said it's time to make another decision that I was to to make in two thousand eighteen eighteen and that's the decision to get out there as a leadership life coach. That really came to me as I was reading your book Kathy. I've been doing this type of work for nine years. One of my worried about. I've been very safe if it worked for which I'm grateful I have an income from it and it's time to level up in twenty twenty. These are the questions that I'm keeping top of mind. What will my life look like if I keep holding onto? This need to be perfect. How different can my life be willing to be uncomfortable? What if I start wearing right now? Clarisa Clarisa that is so good. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm just so proud of you. I'm just so happy this is so good at it really was such a gift to have been a part of this chapter in your life. I for you feel renewed. A new feel like you're coming back home to who you are and I love seeing how you're taking one scary step. It's just incredible to think about where you're going to be in a year. I'm so so glad that the book is inspiring to help you. Stop over thinking it and let go of any need for perfection in just go for it. You are so much more than enough you have so much to give and I loved and having you at the glow retreat. I cannot wait to see what beautiful magic is in store for you this year and this decades please keep us posted you guys. I'd love to hear how this book has been making breakthroughs for you or getting you into action to let us know you can email. Hello don't keep your day job dot com and we'll give you shadow on the show. Also we are are actually doing one. 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Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations

Parenting: Difficult Conversations

16:27 min | 3 months ago

Kid-Friendly TV Show Recommendations

"Hey it's Anya and corey and we know personally that parenting during quarantine is not always smooth sailing especially since everyone is home together all the time. Yeah and so sometimes get your day. You know it's totally fine to have a little extra screen time in our house. We really liked the live. Feed of pepe pig on Youtube goes twenty four hours a day. And if you're in my house it's a regular lunch date. My Boys I have with the Star Wars rebels. But if those aren't for you our friends at pop culture happy hour have put together some recommendations for Great. Tv that both young kids and parents can enjoy together. Yeah so we wanted to share that episode with all of You. Life Kin listeners. Also quick shoutout if you've got good tips about how your parenting during Kobe. Nineteen them with us. We want to hear him. So leave us a voicemail at two zero two two one six nine eight to three or shoot us an email at life kit at NPR dot. Org Pepe says everyone loves emails. Okay onto the episode. Staying in can be hard on everybody but it's a special kind of hard for little kids and the people who loved them so we're here to help with some TV recommendations for those who are toddling through isolation. We've brought some ideas for things to watch that we hope will delight your littlest quarantine companions. And maybe you as well. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking about recommendations to parents with young children today on Pop Culture. Happy hour from NPR. Also with US logically enough back on the show are great friend Barry Hardiman now of the new. Npr Program at the national conversation. Hi Barry How's it going it is going? Well I'm so delighted to hear from you Just in a sentence or two. Can you tell us what the national conversation is for people who haven't had a chance to hear it? I'd love to it. Is a listener focused call in show that we stood up about a week after the Corentin really started taking hold for Corona virus. And we just take questions with NPR journalists and experts on all things parental virus. I think we had Linda on recently or a cup or maybe even in the first week it's true and you know everybody always talks about doing radio in their jammies. That is a thing I actually did in my jammies in my bed while it's wonderful to have you with us and you are here partly because you have two children. How old are they now? They are now six and nine so not exactly toddler aged but they were both toddlers. One of them is six so six. I think most parents sixes just really bridging the gap between actual person and talking dog toddler. Toddler is very much in my mind. Yeah so we knew we had to have berry with us to talk about some little kid recommendations because I have heard from a lot of people who are trying to figure out how to manage their their little at this time Stephen. You don't have little's now but you had little's can you give me a first pick? Well I think it's important to clarify. We're doing these recommendations are for very little kids and everything that we are talking about all of the recommendations on this episode our TV and I think there are parents of very young children and people who give advice to parents have very young children who tend to obsess over screen time and how much screen time a toddler should have look. These are unusual times and the first thing that I want to say before I even start doling out recommendations is just to remember that you're doing the best you can. You're doing fine if you need to put your toddler in front of a TV or a tablet and that is what needs to happen for you to stay sane for you to get your work done then so be it. Your kid is going to be fine. Your kid has you. That's what's important wanted to get that out there. I will also go so far. As to say as a person who obsessed about this didn't obsess about it goes back and forth the important part of the best you can is the you can part so if you are stuck on the fact well. The best is only two hours. It's the best that you can do. Given your circumstances your doing great exactly so. My first recommendation is something that my parents put in front of me. When I was very small child back in the seventies which has been fairly recently rebooted for new generations the electric company. The Electric Company is a educational children's program in the seventies it featured such wonderful luminaries as Rita Moreno. It has an extraordinarily charming kids show. That is really focused on education. But does it in such a warm and inviting and pleasant way so the original seventies electric company you can stream it via Amazon? It does cost money. You can find pretty lengthy excerpts of it on Youtube floating around and you know a lot of us who grew up in the seventies. We'll have you know like individual favorite moments from the electric company. I just remember that that was something that my parents really love to have on and around because though it was geared very very much too little kids and they say online. They say that it's geared toward five to nine but I think you can really go younger than that. My parents didn't go nuts watching it now. They recently rebooted the electric company from two thousand nine to twenty eleven. Those three seasons you can stream for free at PBS DOT ORG and As an incentive for parents who listen to this show and have not checked out the rebooted electric company one of the CAST members is William Jackson Harper. Who Played Chidi on the good place incentive to watch the new electric company Occasional guest spots and occasional music composition from one Lin. Manuel Miranda. I'LL AL. Obviously we could go back and forth. Comparing the quality of the two there is no way to compare something. You were nostalgic for as a child with something that is trying to duplicate that magic but that is a marvelous piece of educational programming. That is still entertaining. And that is right up there with stuff like Mister Rogers neighborhood and sesame street and all sorts of wonderful stuff that you can find on PBS kids. Electric Company is just a gorgeous piece of that puzzle. And I don't think it gets as much recognition as it should get especially compared to some of those other classic pieces of programming love it. Excellent Pack Loved Electric Company Berry. What is your first recommendation? We in our family when my oldest was younger and I was pregnant with my second son. It was really imperative for me to be sitting down lying down pretending that I didn't have a child for like two or three hours a day but I also had already watched so much Daniel Tiger which is wonderful and other. Pbs Kids thing. That probably taught me a lot about parenting but I wanted something that I also really liked from the creators of Wallace and GROMIT. Shaun the sheep which I have so many I mean I literally have photographs of both my husband and my then three year old watching. Shaun the sheep and both laughing at exactly the same amount because it is genuinely funny. It is the first thing that I think our family all liked the same amount where we really all were engaged in it in the same way. I you know you're not pretending to love you know Mom Tiger or whatever you're not pretending to be like Mom Tiger. I'm really actually mom. Tigers really haunted me over the years but I will say that Shaun. The sheep is both adorable in terms of its slapsticky laps. But it also looks gorgeous. So if you're not familiar with Wallace and gromit they created these these beautiful claymation sort of handmade aesthetic from our animations and Wallace and gromit. I also highly recommend but it's more of a sophisticated storyline. What's Great About Shaun? The sheep is that they are sort of snack. -able basically it is a brilliant sheep named Sean and the adventures of him and his farmer and his friends and it is genuinely funny. They're all of these little references. That are incredibly sophisticated without going over the head of your little ones. There's a kind of buster Keaton ask quality to it and I can watch them all the time. I really truly do not get sick of Shaun the sheep and my kids who are now as we said six nine still really love them. It's about that and maybe the British bake off are the only things that the entire family can agree on. If you've missed out on it please go back and watch it and you may find yourself watching it even without your children and where we find it. You can find it in a myriad of places. It is on Amazon prime. It is on Netflix. The Shaun the sheep extended universe of both movies and also the Wallace and gromit from the same animation studio are in many streaming places so if you just search Shaun the sheep you will find a gorgeous claymation that will make you. Giggle is a great pick and man. My kids now are nine thousand nine hundred sixteen and at no point in their lives. Has there been more than like a small handful of things that everyone in the family can enjoy at the same level at the exact same time so when you find one of those the love that you experience as a parent for that piece of entertainment is intense. I feel you on this one in a big way. Very very nice excellent. Pick Berry Hartman Steven. You'RE GONNA give us your second pick and This is not surprise. Me Buddy well. This one is specific to one of my kids particularly my older kid my son. Jona when he was little he obsessed over a cartoon that I watched as a kid called the wacky races and the wacky races were a very short lived. Hanna barbera cartoon aired in late. Nineteen sixty eight and a little bit in early sixty nine and then has kind of lived on in reruns. There's a DVD set that has like the complete collection of the wacky races. Hanna barbera cartoons are pretty primitive. You're talking about children's TV in the late sixties. You have some kind of squeaky gender stuff. There's like one female racer penelope pitstop. Who's like more concerned with her makeup than with racing? It has that name is amazing. Insert pitstop into my middle name. Very pitstop hardiman stuff hardiman The thing is though there's something about the way. This particular cartoon was structured where each episode of the show all of these goofy characters. They were the same characters. The plot couldn't be simpler. They're racing and at the end of each episode. One of the racers wins. There's a bad guy racer named Dick Dastardly. And his side kick Mutley. Who has that famous? Little wheezy laugh and my son who was obsessed with numbers kind of obsessed a certain amount of scorekeeping managed to latch into it. Not only as a piece of like fun cartoony entertainment but kind of latched onto it as like a statistician almost and really got obsessed with it. Even though there were only seventeen episodes he just watched them over and over and over again. Now the wacky races have existed in a couple of different forms. There's a wacky racist game for the we. The kids also played. This is also like electric company is one that got rebooted and it got rebooted a few years ago and once again if you're obsessed with the nineteen sixty eight version you're gonNA watch the version from twenty seventeen or two thousand eighteen and roll your eyes because it's not the exact entertainment that you grew up with but you look at the voice cast on this rebooted wacky races. It's Tom Kenny WHO's TV. Spongebob Jill Talley who's also voiced from. Spongebob she's also from Mister. Show like Tom. Kenny and Billy West. Who was stimpy. He was fry in Futurama. You have some really lovable voice. Cast working with this show. So lucky races isn't necessarily the top of very many people's list as far as like high quality children's programming but it was really important in my house and really had this nice kind of cross generational appeal where I got to feel nostalgia watching it and my kids hooked into it in ways that even I never did wonderful and Stephen. Where do we get whacky races well like I said the Iraqi race is on? Dvd You can also find it on Amazon prime though you do have to pay for it. The rebooted wacky races. You can find on the cartoon network affiliated Boomerang Channel and also access it through Amazon right. Thank you very much buddy now. Let's go to you for your second pick. I'm going to recommend Bluey. Which if you're wondering why you got Disney plus. I know that often. I wonder that also I don't have kids. That are obsessed with Disney movies in the in the way that like I actually am way. More obsessed with them than mine heads are at one point. My husband and I were like. Let's just go deep into Disney and see if there's anything here for us and we came across Bluey which is an Australian cartoon about a little dog family and first of all. It has a theme song. That is so catchy. And so adorable that like right now my but is spontaneously wiggling a little bit thinking about it and I do have an often spontaneously wiggling but but this is truly related to Bluey it. Is this darling family. Show about these little dogs louise the little older dog and Bingo. Bingo is the little one and I think what it does is it scratches for me as the adults scratches the rich that pepe pig never did. This has the adorable accent and the kind of family feeling. But it's it feels more authentic than pepe pig. Were they're always making fun of the way daddy pig looks for some reason. I have actually gotten great. Parenting ideas from watching blue as parents do their parenting. We actually do now the freeze Isla phone thing where you play the note and you have to freeze it has that kind of water. Colori but still bright quality and sort of squared off. Little Dog faces that I just love. And it is so wholesome without feeling like you're eating a vegetable and it has again. I'M GONNA also. I'm sorry Mom Tiger. It has all of the great parenting tricks and ideas in it without making. You feel like you've failed so like blue has really been so important to us during this quarantine and I really would encourage you to watch it with your kids. Because it is inexplicably delighting to people of all ages and you too might find it in quarantine so that's Bluey. It is on Disney plus right now. The theme song alone is worth the price of the ticket. Wonderful fantastic and if you're looking for more kids recommendations we have an episode from March Fourth Twenty Eleven which is too old to still be in the podcast feed but it is available through. Npr DOT ORG and we will link to it in our newsletter. The recommendations in that episode include Classical Music For kids pee. Wee's playhouse schoolhouse. Rock George of the Jungle. Some of the things that we also love. And you know while you are thinking. Npr thoughts check out. Wow in the world that is the NPR podcast for kids. It's hosted by our buddy guy rise and Mindy Thomas and that is now publishing daily so tons and tons of wrecks. Let us know what yours are? Find US on FACEBOOK FACEBOOK DOT coms. Pch Or tweet US at pch. And that brings us to the end of our show. You can find all of us on twitter. You can find me at Linda. Holmes you can find Stephen at I dislike Stephen and you can find berry at be Hardiman. He can find our producer Jessica Reedy Jessica underscore radio and our producer. Mike at Mike CATT'S K. A. T. Z. I F. might expand. Hello come in provides the music. You're bobbing your head to right now. Thanks so much to you guys for being here. It's so good to have you back. Berry. It's so fun to be here. Thanks and thank you for listening to pop culture happy hour from NPR. If you have a second again subscribe to our newsletter it's over at NPR dot org slash pop culture newsletter. It's my baby. We will see you all right back here next week where we're GONNA talk about video games on the Nintendo switch thing. I've been bending your ear about on twitter so we will see you then.

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Quarantine Life: What to Do About Kids, Celebrations and Free Money

The Rachel Cruze Show

13:43 min | 3 months ago

Quarantine Life: What to Do About Kids, Celebrations and Free Money

"Hey everyone welcome to another episode of the Rachel Cruze. Show PODCAST SEVENTIES. And they a little difference. I've been actually doing the Rachel cruze show at home but I didn't want my podcast listeners. Out on any of this timely content. So I'm going to give you all a bonus episode of this podcast so the racial kershaw had three different segments. I did and so I'm going to put those together for you in this podcast and the first segment is all about how to celebrate big life events while in quarantine enjoy the onto the home edition of very crew. Show here we are in quarantine of talking about your money. Okay here's the thing that's really hard about right now. Besides the financial panic and the health panic and everything going on in those two sectors let those are big deals for sure but so many important things are happening right now in our personal lives. That were not able to do. We're not able to celebrate. So there's some big stuff going on in your life that you're like oh how or not going to be able to do that. One of those birthdays. This is hitting very close to home because our sweet Jane Turns Five and we're here in the corn team during it so I was like. Okay what do you do for birthday? And a Lotta people you know so many creative things that they can do but honestly for her because she's five hand this kind of is great because it does just take you back to like simplicity of life now my. We're not GONNA be able to throw this massive birthday party with all these cute decorations even though I'm great at that stuff anyways but if I really wanted to I still can't. I mean even our favorite bakery. It's closed. They closed down for the safety of their employees. So when I do I went to public. Bought a box cake that were GonNa whip up at home and get some presence wrap. Those went to go to Amazon and Amazon. Prime is nowhere near prime days so allow. I bought all Christmas presents and birthday presents less fears Amazon. But it's still backed up right now. Things are changing. Like it's just you're just weird but pardon me. It's kind of refreshing. I'm like you know what again. I'm kind of glad that onto stress out or feel like I have to do all this stuff this birthday party because it's just going to be us and I'm really excited about it actually. I think it's going to be a really great time so you have. Teenagers and graduation is not going to happen. Which is so sad. I need like Off York so hard. For twelve years of your life and Dang school can't even celebrate so I thought I mean I would have on the cap and gown. It's able to order it or if you have yours or you can order. Went online and like have them come down the stairs take their picture video call their name out some kind of cheesy but again this is all about making the memories right and making it somewhat as normal as possible. Phil let them actually get the feeling of like okay? This is the cap and Gal like here. Iams is the best we can do. But just arou- can like democratization. I think would be so fun and again. It's the pictures and the videos and the memory of all. Let's just be honest. There's also showers like wedding showers. Baby showers so if that's you zoom in your friends I know it sounds that people do actually say it sounds kind of cheesy. It's not cheesy. It's like our way of life right now but if you have girlfriends or couples or whatever the situation is Chad get a bunch of them on the zoom and just open up some presents. Have them like shift the presents to your house open on there in front of everyone and make make a memory? That way Weddings man. Because you imagine having to get married right now. Some of our best friends. They got married. They had their wedding in May and they ended up canceling it. CASHMAN was canceled. It like a few days ago because we got an email from like randomly in the day. And they're like hey we're getting married tonight. Come on them at six. Pm and we did and it was. It was so funny number one. We could see all of our other friends on soon to watching like with their families and stuff is so fun and then her dresses her grandmother because her dress was second the bridal shop the bridal store and she couldn't get in because it's closed. She wore her grandmother's jazz. It was like them too and a pastor and it was crazy absolutely crazy but they did it and I thought man. Ten years remarried the weddings fun. It's enjoyable. I'm sure they're gonNA do like a big party once. This is all over not to have to go through the stress of putting part of you is like I kind of love it. Some of my friends like that's so sad. I was like really. I can kind of fun so just getting creative with it and then people are doing parades to in their cars. Which I love so for weddings or birthdays or neighborhoods zone one tonight actually for a little boy who turns Actually it's twins and we're all GONNA LINEUP. If I've caught in our cars and wave and honk the horn and the signs the whole thing so I just love that the bright side of the Coin Team Tearing Some big celebration times and like milestones in our lives is just takes you back like what's important and it's not all this stuff but it's the people it is the people around you that you get to enjoy moments with again without any distractions of any expectations or stereotypes that you're trying to fit into or any of that no now it is like so bare bones just the people you love and secretly that so so much so if you want some more ideas on ways to celebrate these occasions make sure join my facebook group because man there. A lot of ideas flown in. They're really great one so make sure to check that out all right. I hope you guys enjoyed that. And hopefully I gave you some good ideas of what to do those big life events all right coming up next are a couple of examples and some free things that you can do your kids all the teachers out there yet because you are all teachers if you have kids at home. Evolved turned into own schoolteachers. House all happens but it's happens in so there are some long days with your kids or some good days. We're actually this week. Cruises are Kinda thriving right now. Our girls are like doing great Charles. Sweet Baby Charles hanging out and I feel like we've owned this week. It's been good. It's been good but there are some times what we going to do with the kids. So this video about the free things you can do with your kids during the current virus shutdown. Corentin AT HIM. So one thing you can do is go to. Pbs Kids Dot Com and you can actually watch elmo and Daniel Tiger for free. I Love Tiger. He gives us so many life lessons doesn't he? I mean all his old jingles. They'll tiger I need some of this time so of its level of it. Some extra check that out their time from space and there's astronauts reading your books and what world are we living in San Diego Zoo. It live streams a lot of their animal's so you can like turn that on watch them animals in San Diego. We don't live near San Diego. I think it's very awesome Disney plus Disney. Aren't you just like thankful for Disney stuff right now because I am? But does he plastic? You've not gone yet. You can do a seven day free trial and if it's not in the budget just goes some days and get yourself out of there but lots of good stuff on there we've worked on and frozen to enough it's unbelievable There's also the Smart Kids Launch Pad which has free games to help. Teach your kids about money. Daveramsey DOT COM. Check that out so those are just a couple of examples list down here because there's a lot of great things and in the show notes. Put My article to make sure you can check out twenty-five free things to do with your kids during the coronavirus court team so some of it has to do with screens. Smugly you can just print out activities and let them cutler should I give y'all original crew show? Your kids can tell her that right. Desperate Times call for desperate measures people. It is true it is true but you guys doing great. You're doing great. We're sticking in the scorn team together and I learned a lot coming out of this. I really do I think as a country. I think individually families I mean. There's there's a lot and I kinda love the idea. That families are together all the time right now when I know percentage with the time it could be very difficult and hard and like kids. These kids are these are not ours because we're good people in these Israel. We have those moments in the moments ripe. This is so fun. They're playing side. Were hanging out with them. I mean there's just like Charles loves the Stroller and God. Thank you do this. And he just hangs on that the driveway a lot a scooter racist hopscotch. I taught him how to trace your body with chalks like they're like obsessed with that so it looks like a bunch of crime scene. She's around our charter plane. It's all outlines these bodies. We keep seeing each other so again sometimes. Everything's going great other times a little difficult but wrong vote together. And you've got this parents you've got this so make sure to click the article in the show notes to check out those twenty five free activities that you can do with your kids. Hopefully some of those ideas help keep your parents saying during this crazy time and one of the questions. I've been getting a ton is around the stimulus checks so an answer hopeless in the questions that you may have of what to do with that money. I some of you are going to be getting. Some checks stimulus checks. So if that's you people are asking what do I do with this? Check of her life people ask. Should I just spend the money and help stimulate the economy? No no no no. It is not your job. At this point Alps stimulate the economy. Buying a shirt from J. crew is not GonNa do it. Sorry J. crew wait. Listen it's not going to do that. It's not GonNa Change everything and we're all going to get back to normal because you bought that one shirt now. Here's the deal the more stable you are with your own personal finances and your home the better off you're going to be after all is over. You're going to go back to spending some money on things that are just some wants. And that's what's going to help simulate it but if you are not stable at home you do not need to be spending this money so forgetting check-in you've lost your job and you have debts and you don't have an emergency fund like you are just kind of been like little nuggets fi us that check to pay bills. Make sure that your your house is covered so either mortgage rent food utilities transportation. Use it for your needs at those of you. That are still having an income. You've lost your job. You don't think you will and you have some debt going. Apply that to the debt. Go ahead and stick with the debt. Snowball keep working your way out of debt. Now those of you that may be have no debts. But you don't really have a big emergency fund place. You're still making an income. Use the stimulus check to boost that three to six months of expenses that Shurmur Fun so put it towards that. Now you have no debt and Emergency Fund and income coming in then again. Just apply to the baby steps. You could use it to you know. Find your kids. Call us when you can throw some extra money on the mortgage You know the fifteen percent income That you're going to be doing for retirement. Keep that going so really using this check. Just wherever you are on the baby steps is going to be really really important but you have lost a job and you have debt. Then take that money you can save it. Help pay bills do what you need to do? Actually use it so It's a crazy time right now. You guys listen if you have that money coming in. Make sure that you are being wise with it. You can go to Daveramsey dot com slash hope and we have a free trial of financial peace university sign up for that binge that the net flicks learn how to handle your money learned to control your money versus your money controlling view out. Make sure to go and check that out or I. Hopefully you all enjoyed that episode of at the Rachel Cruze show podcast and make sure to subscribe to this podcast. And it's a spirit leads. Leave a review and can also check out my youtube channel or facebook community. Because I want to hear from you all what you WanNa hear on this show so. Leave a comment there and man. We talked about so much in the show. 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Google My Business, Small Businesses, and the COVID-19 Local Economy

Agency Ahead by Traject

29:27 min | 4 months ago

Google My Business, Small Businesses, and the COVID-19 Local Economy

"Hi I'm Garrett Sussman and welcome to the agency ahead. Podcast brought to you by project. Join me as I talked to a variety of digital marketing experts where we discussed the world of SEO reputation management social media customer experience and lyrics and so much more learn actual strategies where you can take your clients digital marketing performance to the next level. Okay let's get ahead. Everyone welcome back this is Garrett sussman the head of content at trajet. I am joined today by Jason Brown who is local search analysts and spam fighter for sterling sky. He's been tackling pretty much everything local over. I mean for years when it comes to fake reviews. He's the guy that you go to like. The last couple of weeks have been pretty much insane and so today. We're going to talk a little bit. About what Jason is seen on how different businesses small businesses are going to have to react to what's going on with Google and just the local search economy and basically how agencies like his are working with their clients as the economy is is all over the place so thanks for joining me today. Jason. Yeah sure you know. It's a great pleasure to be here. Divan to Kobe. Nineteen in Jimmy and Gha local. So it's crazy. So you join Sterling Sky which is founded and run by Joy Hawkins and basically. She's based in Canada. You work remotely. Yep We're all remote we. Everybody is remote which is really awesome. And you're focused on the local space. So what was it like joining her team? And just just tell me what. What's the last two weeks been like for you? Yes so I used to work for nationwide franchises so I was working with four different brands. Managing anywhere from thousand to two thousand locations solely on my plate for local performance. And so now I've completely switch gears. I just hunt spam on a daily basis. I go into different markets whether it be San Diego L. A. Houston Dallas Detroit Tampa looking for people that are abusing my business terms of service. So whether it be Keyword. stuffers A fake listings or fake reviews or illegal reduce gains. I go I find. I get the report and and get them yanked out of Google to level the playing field so I got like mistress adult like I like the only stress I have is just an influx of slack questions but honestly I am not dealing with clients anymore. I don't have to worry about KPI's performances. My whole thing is find the bad actors. Get them reported. Show before and after and I'm done and I get to like break up my day as I see fit. I don't dry. I don't have a loss to our commute to work in Mac. So that's you know that's awesome man. Everyone I feel like to some extent is is adapting to remote life Y- that being said like what what has worked for you. I mean you you have some kids who are staying with you you know what have been the challenges what what has been effective just in terms of like. Are you in lockdown right now? Yeah so Our whole Cassani California. So we are on that massive lockdown Don't go out unless you need to be so Unfortunately this morning I had to go take the car to the mechanic as just needs to get done so I get up at four in the morning Do as much as I can for a couple of hours before. My kids are up so this morning and it was the three of us sitting on the couch. I'm on the laptop there on. Pbs Kids listening to Daniel Tiger at the white still sleep so I can't like go anywhere like high you know. I don't WANNA put my noise cancelling headphones on when she's Asleep. Zala just kind of like a man really just. I can't stand You know either Daniel Tiger or are regarded. Sorry it's Arthur voices anyway so it's me working in the dark as best as possible till they get up hop in the shower real quick. Do BRIGHT SETUP BREAKFAST. His lunch for the day white gets ready. I go back to the computer. So it's just like creative as possible. My lunch breaks. I'll just go and walk the neighborhood for thirty minutes. It just kind of decompress especially with the state of Google. My business right now. I mean it's just I just don't have stress but the Jambi product Lack thereof is just making me like super angry so anybody that's having issues with Google. My business I feel you because I'm on not only dealing with those issues but dealing with people that are complaining about that and dealing with trying to get Google to sit there and you know. See the urgency here to fix stuff. Because you know we're all at Google's mercy unfortunately Ange. It's not an easy route right now for anybody in any shape or form so so what? What's that time? Line been what to look for you and your clients in terms of you know. I know but I'd love for you to share like what is Google done over the last week. Two weeks has changed. How's that impacting clients? And and how are people reacting? Where are you hearing from them? Yes Oh last Friday. The Google decided in their impotent. Wisdom to block any new reviews well instead of removing the writer review feature which I thought would have made wonderful great sense. People still think that they can post reviews and so people come into the forums. Like Hey I posted. This review is not publishing whether it be a regular consumer or or business and sadly I heard from one lady she sent. She sent out sixty to email requests for reviews. Not knowing that it was that I shouldn't laugh that I was broken. But I mean this is kind of like poor planning on on Google part. You know Not only they turn off the reviews but people can't even respond to review so we have our clients and we do reputation management. So we'll use you know reduce solicitation services. Well that can't be us right now so we sat down email to all of our clients. Friday as soon as that announcement hit like joy. Joy Hawkins is you know. Bee's mode extraordinaire. So people don't know this but she's been sick all last week so in a while. She's sick she's still staying on top of this and monitoring and it's suzy announcement was made on Google. She was there. Within Seconds Grad. The language shadow with our entire team set up an email template and we sent it out to all of our clients so everybody was fully aware of just like. That's how awesome share. So you know we had to tell. Clients look reviews you do reviews. We can't respond to reviews at. Just come in the day before so it. It really stinks like. I don't understand the logic in in that. You can't even respond reviews as a business owner because business owners have so much downtime right now so it's like they gotta get credited with whatever they can do Qna's got stripped out an. I don't understand that I mean I can understand some components of it because it the haven't updated our our right so there's going to be a whole lot of flak coming in like. Hey you guys open. Hey I still busy you so I can understand. You know. Consumers are going to have a need to get their questions asked some way whatsoever but business owners can even you know put out that communication and you know Google is like well you can use Google Post. Go posted broken right now like the the threats happening there. What's happening with Google Post like? Do you guys even know as 'cause you are your your product expert or yes. I'm a gold. Google my business partner expert. So we're able to communicate with Google directly. We honestly don't know doesn't even protected by the the India we noticed It started Escalating on Saturday by Sunday. It like a full tilt. There's an issue here we've highlighted into Google. Dave pass it on. We have no no way of knowing what happened now is similar to what happened last January when Google plus Bro. We don't know here's the interesting thing. I was able to replicate a lot of those posts on my own. Business listing which I just junk and I just treat as my testing on so you're just submitting like a normal pose to Google. My business listing and accepting it as a rejected. No they're they're being accepted for me so I can't understand why some of these businesses hosts are being rejected like there's no live there's no rhyme or reason to what we're seeing so we're were trying to figure out like debugging okay is it. It's a category related. Is it state related? What what's the commonality here? I mean I've seen a few you know in states that are locked down. Is Google pushing another update? 'cause we don't ever go pushes out a new update or feature stuff stuff breaks you know we're starting to see you know some new nuances in features. Include my business when it comes to post. But it's like it. It's hard to say it was happening So businesses the Kennedy use Google Post right now to even say what? Their hours are for for Kobe. Nineteen I am starting to see some businesses like some dentists in Florida. That actually been putting up a warning so they actually up a landing page Splash page so says you go to the website. Scott there you know. Hey Dude Nineteen were only seen emergency patients right now so that people are getting creative. They're definitely throwing Kobe. Nineteen gene up on the top of their their websites. Right above there the header. So that way you know it's it's readily accessible for people to see so I think that's going to be the big thing for people to do is make sure you have that. Cova nineteen message on your website and for the love of God. Please stop sending out your Kobe. Nineteen emails were done. Everybody has gotten like somebody. Cova nineteen emails. Our like. We're not reading we you know. I bought a product from you. Eight years ago. I understand that you care about Kobe. Nineteen but it's not affecting me right now. Let me go to your website. I really WANNA find out. What's going on frank because it's like with local you only have a limited amount of channels a lot of times for these business centres class. You're working with so it's really interesting so obviously some people are in shutdown were. They're using the temporarily close feature of Google. My business which is create. Its own issues. We'll get to in a second and then even seen with like restaurants for instance Google saying it's okay to change the title. The business name to say taking delivery or takeout and that that's okay traditionally wouldn't have been are people going to get creative with their business. Seems like should you put like Your Business? Name and say clicked my website so they can get the message out or would you recommend not messing with with that. What what are you seeing there? Oh Great Loaded question Google has said that you can update your your business name for the for the crisis right now and I would not recommend getting creative. I I did see an example. A business in Toronto. They I mean they put everything due to cope in nineteen slash corona virus. Our restaurant is closed all of our lovely patriots and customers however we still have picked up in delivery from sight words. Yes we're just like we're like okay. Just went overboard. I mean just put delivery or curbside pickup only like just keep it like super simple and sweet. You know you don't have to cram as much information you can put your. You know you can't put that information in your business description. Here's the issue as much as I love the fact that we can do that. Google business edits are severely lacking right now so if you try and go in there and update your hours. It's going to be pending review and it could take weeks like we. We have no way of knowing right now. Updating Your Business Name could take weeks Up in your hours could take weeks. temporarily closed. I don not a fan on the print out there What I what I did before. Everything hit the fan because I helped my wife With the preschool. That she helps manage Church I went in there as soon as I heard we were. They were GONNA be closed and I said Special hours for two weeks. 'cause you can do that for your holiday hours just let closed so. I have ten days worth of closures. I did a Google business posts saying hey we're going to be closed for extended period of time. You know for these two weeks because at that point time without is going to be two weeks so I would do that. if you're using you know some of those Review our citation management platforms. You can't take out your hours because then it just everything Harry Carey so for some franchises that I consult with. I said Mike. Yourself closed a Monday through Saturday and then Sunday at your hours from ten forty from ten thirty. Pm till ten forty five pm because yes Doesn't doesn't have an option for you to take out all your I mean Yeltsin yelp doesn't have an option for you close yourself and they make they make you contact support and then again there's going to be more issues with marking yourself. Deborah really close with yelp because then they add that to your Meta Title and description. And then it's a pain in the butt to get them to reverse that out and then they get. Google recall it and update. You're listening so it's absolutely crazy in terms of like it's the worst time for Google to not be working obviously or not know like how to help businesses if you're a small business working with an agency like sterling sky. No you primarily work with Google but are there any sort of strategies that you are helping out clients with whether it's on their website other listing sites or are you doing anything with social media like you pivoting as an agency by any means. Yeah so we're definitely started Moving more into email marketing. So email are getting a great Untapped Resource Right now. I mean social media's just going to be a mess so I'm not really recommend especially if you're working with chains to sharp pushing out a whole slew of indications through facebook and twitter Is going to be a whole lot of noise? That's not really going to be relevant but if you are visiting you are still open now. It'd be a great opportunity to use some email marketing and let people know options. You have a you know. People are getting more creative. So we're seeing people in a lawn care industries that are now carrying flyers around with them when the workers go out to houses and carrying business cards. Because guess what everybody is home? And so they see Joe Schmos Lawn Bean Be maintained and they don't have the tools or the time nor do they want to do it right now because they're busy working. Well now's a great time to targeting getting customers If you are offering counseling services I got. I got a funny feeling. There's going to be a huge need for family family in counseling though setup you know Zoom Consultations. You know just like this. You know you can talk with people I mean. We have a lot of great tech at our fingertips. Just how do we use it? How can we continue to to maintain? I'M TALKING WITH BUSINESSES. That are you know gained studios and so they are doing zoom meetings. Where they're still you know going through dance classes and routine sock Sporting events for its are are doing are going to be Orioles for soccer for softball baseball. So they have different drills. That kids can see watch in a work on last night. My oldest had a piano lesson. Be Be a face base time. So they're still ways you know. We can't lovers technology. It's just we gotta get creative and I think the whole thing about the love most about Seo is it's always about adapting so you can't get used to one thing because if you do you're going to pigeonhole yourself but if you start looking at other ways that you can open up the doors and the avenue to new technology being brought in in a wet your business going to survive so it's just get super super creative. Well that's that's really interesting to from the from the perspective of a digital marketing agency. Like to your point you might be offering local. Seo Services how would you position that you know if an agency in terms of almost like digital transformation or like digital solutions is that something you expect more like marketing agencies to help small businesses with that? Oh I definitely do you. We offer a lot of consulting services so people don't just pay us for you know digital marketing or email marketing or spam fighting. They also pass for consulting so you know we set up a lot of consultations where we will talk with people and walk them through their their options of what they can do and so right now. What we are focused on is one hundred percent education. So you know we're not you know seeing the client low that we had last month and if enough well for us we've pivoted and shift and so our whole focus now is on one hundred percent education so we're going to run the SEO tests that we haven't had time to do we. Just hire Brian Barwick. And he joined us today. So we're still. Yeah so we're still we're still growing you know so now. I'M GONNA have a lot more time at my disposal for interviews and for writing assignments and so that welcoming the welcome email we push out. Yesterday I actually you know. Wrote that up You know the team went in amazement. Edits but you know it's all about how creative can you be? And the the best part is Google my business is not going away like we are still seeing spam so I went through one market and I wiped everything out and then I look back. You know three weeks later and new stands there and then I go and wipe it out and and we looked again this morning and it started up. Pop backup yet so you know. It's just another great resource what we have. But that's just it. We're not just one company you know we are also going to be doing our local you digital event tomorrow and so we have a whole lot of people that were going to be flying out to. Atlanta for Van and then corona virus came in and Speaker sharded ballot. And we were like all right once a Lotta schools district shutdown. We said okay. We NEED TO PIVOT. And we've always loaded the idea of going virtual so we're GONNA go ritual. We're going to see how this goes so we're gonNA keep tweaking our processes and making sure that we don't pigeonhole ourselves into Keno. Just that one routine thing that's going to be really cool to this. Podcast will probably be published after local. You happens but I assume you'll probably have a lot of the resources available after the fact that people could come and find on sterling sky or will that be. Yeah so the videos will be available A week after the week after the local you advance and so it's GonNa be Great Greg Resource. So you know people that bother ticket will definitely be able to go and and revisit allow those those videos at their leisure so they're not going to have to be pigeonholed. There's a lot of people are going to be stuck at home with looking for things to do and says this is predominantly focused. Actually this is only focused on Google. My business so there isn't any anything else but GIAMBI. So we're GONNA just go into the nitty gritty the nuts and bolts of. How can you rank my business listing and look just because businesses shut down? Doesn't mean that you need to just abandon ship with your digital marketing. Because it's like you're it's like your garden right. It's like it's like the garden so if you don't cut the weeds and you don't water. You don't fertilize and irrigate all those features. Your Gardens GonNa die and so same with your jam be if you just put it on the Senate in forget it which a lot of people do your competition leapfrog you. And that's the last thing you want to have happen. So yeah after girl ways you can go in and you know clean up your Google my business. Do you have a lot of old photos that need to be removed and remove those and try to get some new ones in there? You can do the three sixty tours and add those to my business so there's also things you can do f. You are working in industry that you know you can come up with some great content or work with reporters area about Kobe. Nineteen like how is Kobe? Nineteen of impacting. Your Business are are you seeing you know a lot of closures areas certain so many things that we can still do from a digital marketing standpoint to position for the future. It's it's really interesting in terms of what the potential long term implications of all this lockdown as or the temporary closures and the businesses working on themselves. What do you think you know putting on prediction at an and it's kind of impossible right now. We don't know you're in California like what you thought was going to happen a week or two weeks ago is like. I don't think anyone could have imagined we would be at this point. But how do you think it's going to fundamentally change the way small local businesses approach digital marketing? Once we're through at the end of the tunnel which we will. We're going to get out of this. Never GonNa be okay. But what do you think's going to be just different from how it was? One thing I think is going to be different is I think a lot of people are going to be preparing for another doomsday style event. So they are definitely going to make sure that their businesses able to weather any storm. You know look. All businesses have their ebbs and flows. We have our. We have our great times. We had those times where we just have to tighten our belts but I think a lot of people are going to come up with different ways and strategies that they can keep their business moving forward And they're gonNA come out with new New resources that they can offer their their their clients. And they're gonNA start seeing that there's ways that they can still get creative as long as they're testing in adapting. Yeah we're not going to be on lockdown for the next year You know I mean you know Jerk New Jersey. You know. We're I'm using them as kind of like my barometer. Every time they do something. I'm like. Okay that's what's GonNa Happen to California you know. They're talking about nine week closure on Mike nine-week leisure. But yeah look there's GonNa be there's definitely gonna be some things that are gonna change but I think I think we're going see a lot more brand loyalty with small businesses. I think a lot of the big companies kinda shooting themselves in the foot and I think a lot of the smaller smaller businesses are starting to actually accelerate customer service. And so I think we might actually see people going back to the small businesses. I think big tech is just kind of shouldn't settles in the foot and look like right. Now we're seeing a lot lot more crowd surfing. Sourcing when it comes to business directories and what? Businesses are offering. This businesses are open. Who's doing takeout? Who's doing curbside delivery? Because we know that you know you can't rely on Google for information right now. You can't rely on yelp definitely facebook you know. Forget about forget about that so you know. I think we're GONNA start seeing you know a a shift in dynamic into mom and pops again and breaking away from you. Know the the big chains right now in at least Amazon is helping people. But now we're starting to see deliveries are going to be delayed several weeks. It's interesting too when you're talking about that shift and do you think it'll be more of the mom and pops doing it for themselves or do you think they're like agencies will just get better at setting them up with e service services that they can take advantage of. I've always felt that mom and pop. Businesses have been some of the greatest to work for because while they lack a budget. They're always willing to try everything and they'll throw as much at the wall and see what sticks and so I think that because they care a lot more about their businesses about their reputations I think people are going to gravitate more towards that and so they and so as we're looking at all these cancelled events and we're seeing how the airline industry is just basically you know not being helpful with people and offering them credits not wanting to refunds and treating people like you know like we're nothing and then asking for these big bail it's like that's really like setting us our tone and tastes and people's now and so. I think it all are these you know. Mom and pop shops are going above and beyond and that extra mile and so we're actually seeing some positive stuff on on social media where businesses are making sure that they're handing out toilet paper in hand sanitizers with meals to make sure that you know they're engaged community and so I think that's what we are going to continue you've seen in so that's GonNa have ripple effects and pay dividends over sorry no refunds go galway. What are you doing bothering me? I love that and I mean really just speaks to reputation and also just Caring cannot be inhuman candidate your customers can about your community before we go and this has been so awesome and inciteful for very uncertain time for a lot of people on one thing. I'm doing on this. Podcast is I want to know from you a for the right now and also just general one or two causes that you're very much behind. The people should contribute either in the context of the pandemic or general that that you want to send people to well for me. It's always going to be helping out business on her. So I'm always going to be helping out on Google my business forum so as as frustrated as I am at Google right now like I'm fighting for business owners Collecting Google doesn't always you know. Take them into consideration as much as I should. So that's always going to be my my. My thing is is trying to help it out as many business owners as possible. And so if you have a way that you can do that then do that If you have elderly neighbors in your neighborhood ask them. You know what they need. You know from the grocery store if they don't feel inclined to go and you know what I mean. They need help so you know they're they're afraid to so I think that's basically it one of the things I like about working from home is. I'll take a twenty minute. Walk through the neighborhood and I'll see people out there and we're also talking to people and I think we're building a better community even though were you know social distancing so you know just make sure you're you know you're paying attention to your your neighbors and talking to them in reintroduce yourself. It's true I've had so many more conversations with my neighbors recently Maybe ever had before all from sixty plus apart. Thank you so much chasing. If anyone wants to get in touch with you. How did they find you? Sure you can find me on twitter. I am at Kaiser. Holiday K. E. Y. S. H. O. L. I. D. A. Y. Two characters from Tim Baharan movies. One usual suspects of the other tombstone. So put those together because everybody asking that exact I'm there huckleberry and yeah and I'm also On the Google my business forum you can find me on the local search for them or a catch me over at stirling sky or local you so I'm here there everywhere and always willing to talk. Stop after questions and talk anything. Seo Movies Music. Thank you so much awesome. Thanks so much man.

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RTFP  #919: Week 7 Picks

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

28:11 min | 2 years ago

RTFP #919: Week 7 Picks

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Let's chat over the weekend at tuck heads dot com about a good way to determine who the Madden winner should be, and I don't want you guys to you. Don't need to do anything other than being tuck head because that's already awesome enough. But we got to have some way that I can pick who the who the winner should be. Other than that, let's get to some football. Bri- depict Showtime, being show Thursday night football in the books, the Denver Broncos improved to three and four. Thank sue Emmanuel. Sanders with eight forty, five, ten win over the Zona cardinals who now fall to one in six. This was an absolute massacre absolute massacre. I mean, just ridiculous. And the I said, I think I said this yesterday. Hopefully I did, but I'm telling you primetime games. Are at least three times is important as a Sunday, one o'clock game or whatever in the court of public opinion. And so the court of public opinion this morning is that the Broncos turn things around. We'll see by just been a one game thing and that the. Arizona Cardinals are a disaster that's not good. That's not good for their coaches when people start to think that you're a disaster? Yeah, that's the problem. That's the problem. And my guess is based on all of the hinting I saw on social media and otherwise last night, my guess is that Mike McCoy the offensive coordinator for the cardinals will probably be fired sooner rather than later. And it will instead be Byron left, which the former quarterback it seems pretty clear that that's how that thing's going to go. Just based on how many people were hinting about how up and coming and promising Byran left, which is that was kind of the theme as for the game. I mean, I don't know what to say. There were two pick sixes in the first quarter. One was a nice job by Derek Wolfe tip in the ball in the air, and Todd Davis took took it in something like, I don't really fault Rosen for that but accounts, right. I mean, that's why, like when Brady Araj IRS have like four interceptions for the whole year. It's just insane. It's just insane because Orlovsky said this on the podcast before, like you should get four of those a year just on tip balls like that. So it's amazing. Then his other pick six. It looked like JJ Nelson didn't even look like he did. JD. Nelson was supposed to run a slant and he just stopped for some unknown reason to stop his route, which was not good. And so that hurt them quite a bit to pick six in the first quarter. Meanwhile, their defense got caught off guard by manual. Sanders on a trick play. Manual. Sanders threw a bomb to Cortlandt Sutton who really he's a promising rookie. He laid out nice job by Sutton. Then you've got case keenum finds a wide open Emmanuel. Sanders. I mean, why? I don't know how that happens in the NFL. He's their best receiver. So there you go. I mean, it's like twenty eight to three. At the end of the first quarter rose ended up doing another pick rose ended up fumbling twice from von Miller. I mean, it was it was ugly, you ugly, you ugly. You mama says you ugly, you ugly. That's from bri- here childhood. Really Bri. I really, I don't know. You tell me that wasn't very nice. It's from the movie Wildcats. Yeah, Goldie Hawn. Yeah, that's a great movie. I love that movie. It's the sport of kings better than diamond rings. That's why we love to play football love that. I still remember that song Finch in that movie. I mean that movie is. Movies. Awesome. Anyway. So you ugly, it was ugly for there's an cardinals last night. It was ugly, ugly. Von Miller destroyed them von Miller's dip underneath Andre Smith was so impressive. I mean, he's flexibility and the ability to get under Andre Smith like that and then smoke Rosen. By the way, I'm a little concerned about Rosen. I mean, I don't care if they weren't all his fault or whatever. It's still five turnovers still three interceptions two fumbles. He hit his head on the ground hard and reach for it, had to go into the blue tent. He's got a significant history in that regard that the last play the game, he hurt his foot. He says, he's fine. We'll see, you know, when you reach for your foot the way he did. We'll see that's one to keep an eye on for sure. Other than that, the cards often into line, obviously, as induced has issued. Philip Lindsey continues to impress me for the Denver Broncos. So van shows of their coach got a little bit of a reprieve. I don't know how long it will be if I'm ready to say like, oh, they're awesome now, but he got a little bit of reprieve by the way to, you know, Bri that this is the lowest unemployment rate in years and years. Like I think I saw someone take over twenty years maybe longer than that. 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Let's start with the game. You're going to be Tennessee and the LA chargers in London. Very much looking forward to it for so many reasons. We'll see, you know, we'll see a Mon nervous always about the press box food. We'll see. I will be fair. I will be tough, but fair in my grading. How do you not pick the charges in this game at this point? Right. I mean, the chargers are playing very well and they'll look. Sometimes these trends don't always continue, but the chargers are playing very well. Right now, the titans are coming off back to back disaster games. They got the snot beat out of him by the ravens. I'm going with that to continue and maybe it doesn't. Maybe the chargers just can't keep it going and the titans. Finally turn it around, but I'll go with the chargers and I think it'll be something like twenty four seventeen charges. New England at Chicago. You a lot of people like the bears in this game. I can't do that first of all. They just played in overtime game. So that takes a little bit more out of you that almost was tied. It was ties. It went all the way to the end. That takes a lot out of them. Number two, I'm not picking Mitchell Trubisky to beat Tom Brady, not now. It probably not ever if we're being honest, right? Like I'm not picking that to happen. So no, I'm going to go ahead and say the patriots when they're playing with confidence. Now they've won whatever it is three in a row. I think they make it for. I think they beat the bears and I don't even know Khalil Mack, not even totally healthy. So that's a big factor to New England. Twenty three Chicago seventeen. Now what New England twenty seven Chicago twenty three. Jeez, buffalo at Indianapolis. Yeah, this is one of my locks of the week. I can just tell you right now, lock it up right. Fivers slash slash whatever you call it. Kind of amazing, isn't it that here we are and the colts are one and five get. I'm picking them as my lock of the week, and I think rightfully so they are due for when they're coming back home, the bills are starting a guy. They just signed last week. Now I will say this sometimes Bri when you're in a situation like this year, pair the game plan down so much to kind of streamline it to make sure you're in a good position and Derek knows what he's doing isn't confused and his comfortable. So names that that has a positive effect on you. That to me though is just what will now enable them to keep it close that doesn't enable them to actually win the game. Colts win the game twenty four to fourteen. Jay Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jags. I, I don't like the Jackson this game. I love. That's from bri-. No, I don't. I'm trying to think that's from like a TV show. I think it's Daniel tiger maybe trying to think what TV what what kids show it was where they were like, I don't. It was prince, whatever his name is. He was like, I don't like those cookies. Hugh, don't. So anyway, prince, whatever the guy is on Daniel tiger. So I do that a lot. So what game we're talking about. He stood in Jacksonville. Yeah. So I don't like the Jackson came by. I'll tell you why, because the Texans are not really good and they've squeaked by three games to Shawn Watson, getting the crappy data them the Jags have been embarrassed twice in a row. They're coming back home after that. I think the giants come out and roll the Texan. In fact, I'm putting another lock of the week on that bad boy, Jackson winning necking. I'm telling you that right now, lock it up right. Survivors slash slash whatever you call it. How about a score. How about. Twenty four, thirteen Jacksonville. Next up the Detroit Lions at the Miami Dolphins. This is a really interesting line. I mean, we talked about it of course on the even money podcast, but the dolphins are four and two, and they're playing a team with a losing record at home. Yet the dolphins are underdogs by two and a half points. That's kind of remarkable yet. I get it because I think the lions are gonna win the game, the lions coming off a bye. They're refreshed. They're ready to go to dolphins worn out by last week unlike last week when they didn't know Osweiler would be playing. They do know osweiler's playing this week, and I think the lions when the games I'm kind of with Vegas on this line. And I think it's probably about twenty four twenty. Something like that. Jeez, Minnesota. At the New York Jets. Well, I'm impressed by what the jets have been last couple of weeks. I really am. I think this'll be a close competitive game, but I'm still going to go ahead. And take the Vikings. I think the Vikings kinda get in their groove. Now after they beat the eagles, they're moving forward feeling pretty good about themselves still not quite as locked down defensively as maybe we thought they be, but I'm taking the Vikings even though it's on the road, how many home games in a row to the tab. Now's crazy. This is crazy. This is crazy. This is crazy. No, that's from Bray. Well, let's all the movie quotes today. I don't know. I don't know. No, I don't know that one that is from Chevy Chase in. Funny farm, are you what's that? Is that you aren't going to funny farm on you on that one? No, that a movie funny for him. Yeah, I've never seen it. Okay. No, this is this is when Chevy Chase is out by the pool and Christi Brinkley's out there. Okay. And she like goes, he goes skinny dipping with Christy bringing these. This is crazy. This is crazy. This is crazy, so I'll go Vikings. I don't know why I'm into the movie quote so much. This is unique podcast. You never know when I wake up what's going to happen in my brain. It's part of the fun. Vikings twenty-seven jets, twenty. Carolina at Philadelphia. So this game. I think is going to be one of the better one to the day because the eagles desperately need this win to get back to four and three to get on the positive side of the ledger. The Carolina Panthers don't wanna lose back to back games. So I think this is going to be hard fought game. I'm gonna go with the eagles to win a close one Bri like twenty six. I'll say twenty three twenty. I don't feel great about, and I think on the even money podcast. I think I took Carolina getting the four and a half points that line surprises me because I think Carolina's pretty decent and I think they're going to be a desperate team to win. But I think that the eagles at home find a way to get done with the home crowd really being the difference. Jeez, next up, Cleveland, Tampa Bay. Should be an interesting game. I thought long and hard about taking the Browns, but I think the bucks are going to get debt new coordinator boost. I think we talked about that a little bit on the even money podcast as well. Doesn't always happen, but sometimes like when you get interim coach or you get a new coordinator, it just like there's like this boost that you get for a week. It's a temporary thing, but I think there's a chance that the bucks get that plus I really didn't like what I saw from the Browns on Sunday. I think the bucks will get after Mayfield on. I don't know if Cleveland's gonna be able to slow down the bucks. They had a couple of games this year now where they've got torched pretty good. I like the bucks to win the game. Twenty seven twenty twenty seven. Twenty-three. I'll say. Jeez. New Orleans at Baltimore. So this game's going to be awesome. I actually think that this is the game of the day, and I love. 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You're runs with my map, run download Under Armour's map my run and my fitness pal in the apple app store or Google play store and take control of your goals today such an awesome company in the story of that, I'll get into that. One of these other weeks is pretty pretty cool as for the game best offense. I is the best defense should be incredible. I'm taking the ravens though. I'm taking the best defense instead of the best offense, especially since the ravens are playing at home. I think it's an awesome game. I think it's twenty two seventeen ravens win and drew Brees still is not able to beat them. That's the only team. He's never beaten. Jeez, Dallas Cowboys at the Washington Redskins. Very, very fond. I am of this rival rivalry that was like a. That was like, who is it? Is it the Star Wars guy that talks like that. Find I am Yoda Yoda? Yeah, very fun. I Star Wars guy. Dude, I couldn't get his name right away. How how did you want me to describe it? Just Yoda. I mean, it's just how do you. Iota right away. All right. I'm kind of speaking extemporaneously. Look it up real word. I'm kind of speaking extemporaneously on a podcast here. I can't always be, you know, in charge of remembering yoda's name. So as usual. Okay. So I liked his rivalry. Okay, very fund. Am I of this rivalry? So I'm gonna take the Cowboys because I like the way their defense is playing, and I think it's a problem for the Redskins and not have Jamison, Crowder, I think that really hurts them. So I'm gonna take the Cowboys in a barn burner. I think it's really probably a field goal gain either way if we're being honest, but I'll take the Cowboys because I wanted to let the dog he's out at least once Bri who who. Crosses underdog. Twenty two seventeen the boys and Dak Prescott runs wild again. Jeez Angeles Rams at the San Francisco. Forty Niners little surprise at the Rams are favored by as much as they are at San Francisco after they played against Denver and the way that the Niners have been playing, but Niners on a short week. So I guess I get it. I mean, I'm picking the Rams to win the game. I just I'm hopeful. There's a chance it's close again. I really do. So let's go and say Rams thirty one Niners twenty four. Sunday night, Cincinnati at Kansas City. Should be an awesome game. I just the Bengals typically don't fair, great and primetime Thursday night game against the ravens earlier in the season, they fared very well. But the chiefs are on a roll right now. Nobody has really slowed down the chiefs and this'll be a home game for them that place I can speak from experience gets crazy loud. That's tough spot for the Bengals. I'll take the chiefs to get it done. And I think it actually ended up being like thirty one to twenty chief get a late score to win by two scores. And finally Monday night football, the giants in the falcons. Yeah, you gotta take the falcons here. The giants are kind of in disarray. So I'm all over the falcons. I think they win a relatively high scoring game because neither defense plays that great. So I think this one might get up to thirty five thirty one. Maybe the giant score over thirty points for a second time and lose in doing so thirty nine thirty eight to thirty one. The falcon get it done at home. Speaking of getting it done, you guys get it done every time you like the podcast on Facebook at Facebook dot com. Slash Ross Tucker NFL or re tweet Bri or quote, tweet Bri at RTF podcast, rat Ross Tucker and fell. The easiest way to those are probably the easiest ways to enter any contest. The other thing you can do is just go ahead and buy something Amazon. They need to buy anyway for your house. Just makes you do it through our. Page over at Ross, Tucker dot com. 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