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A highlight from 1243. Should You Trust Pet DNA Tests?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Do you know what kind of pet you have? Well, certainly if it's a cat or dog, you probably know the difference. But do you know what kind of breed? Is it a mutt? What is making up the DNA of your dog or your cat? And do you care? A lot of people do. There's about 10 different tests on the market right now where you can send in saliva or cheek spittle, I guess? Yeah, cheek swab. It's actually the epithelial. So it's the cells that you're getting off the cheek, not necessarily the spit. Epithelial? Is that what you said there? I learned so much from you. And they'll tell you if it's what kind of breed it is or if it's made up of several different breeds. You did this, Judy. I think your results came back like lion and elephant. They weren't even dogs. It was so bizarre. She's full grown now. She weighs nine pounds. And it came back all these St. Bernard's, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois. I thought, really? So that was a cheek swab. And then when I did the blood... Oh, you did a blood test too? I did a blood. It came back Jack Russell, miniature pincher and Maltese. And are you going with that? Oh, definitely. She's definitely Jack Russell. It came out 50 % Jack Russell. And that's what she is. Now, why did you want to know this information? Well, first of all, I didn't want a Jack Russell because I did my research and I know how hyper they are. And I'm not that hyper person. I want a more laid back dog. And so I did my research and got her from a rescue when she was eight weeks old. They said she was a Chihuahua, but there was no Chihuahua in this girl. And I questioned that as she got a little bit older. And I thought, okay, I got to find out. And I wanted to know what she was because people ask, people look at her, and everybody had their guesses. And it's like, I don't know. And I wanted to know what my dog was. But would it be safe to say you didn't want a Jack Russell, but you love your dog? Oh, I would not trade her for the world. I'll keep that little 50 % Jack. So the blood test really made little difference in anything, really, except telling people. Just what it was. It was kind of like bragging rights to know what my dog is and be able to say when people ask. That's basically why I did it. But then again, still, at least I know if there's anything I should look at, you know, with the breeds that she may be predisposed to down the line. You mean like a sickness or a disease? Health? Yeah. If she starts doing something or something happens and I can say, well, that's typical of this breed. So what kind of diseases and sicknesses are typical of, what did you say? Was it Jack Russell? Jack Russell, 50%. And a Min Pin? Well, we can see a lot of things with knees, so we can see patellar luxations. She's had two knee surgeries, two back legs. But that also fits with a lot of other small breeds. But, you know, there can be some host of skin diseases, allergies that we may not have like a specific test for. You know, but there are some conditions in some breeds, like say golden retrievers have a genetic linked with seizures. So if you had a yellow large breed dog and you didn't know what it was and it started developing seizures. And if I knew this dog was a golden retriever, I'd say, wow, you know, sometimes golden retrievers can be very challenging to manage with seizures. And we really have to use every means at our disposal to try to get those seizures under control. So it wouldn't change necessarily, you know, would I treat or not treat, but it might make us say, okay, our expectations are this is going to be a more challenging patient to try to manage. So that's one example. But there's a whole tons of things, you know, cataracts are inherited, heart diseases with certain breeds can be inherited, and kidney problems with cats. There's a type of polycystic kidney disease, a kidney disease in Himalayans and Persian type cats that can cause different problems. So, you know, there's all sorts of things that there are genetic tests for. It doesn't mean your dog or cat will get them. It just may mean they have some genetic tendency or genetic marker for that. So I see these online tests and but you do it in your office there? Do veterinarians offer these tests? Yeah, I mean, not everyone is going to do that. But we we do like that. And it's one is it's kind of the ooh, cool factor, you know, so you can, you know, have a party and people will ask and you can actually have some answer that sounds, you know, like you didn't just make this up. That's one important thing. But I do think it can help guide some decisions on awareness and potentially your pet's health down the road. So I wouldn't say it will make me do something different for a patient as far as putting them to sleep. But I do think it's important information to be armed with to know what you need to worry about to watch for in your pet's life. I agree. And if you can't afford it and somebody asks what kind of dog you have, say snuffle up against it really will throw the middle. It'll be different. So we're going to talk to a lady today, a doctor, Dr. Lisa Moses. She practices pain and palliative care at the Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston. And she says you may not want to bet the farm when you do one of these tests, as sometimes the information may not be accurate. And I wanted to find out about this. How important is it? Are people making decisions with bad information? So we'll have her on the show in just a few minutes to talk about that. Also today, we're going to be talking to the folks over at Smoke Alarm Monitoring. What's this guy's name? It's spelled really weird. Z -S -O -L -T. Zolt. Is that Hungarian? What is that? Sounds like it could be. He says our pets are starting fires. He sells smoke alarms for a living. And he says that our pets are actually, while they're unattended, starting fires in our house. See, I hide the matches. You do? Little delinquents. Oh my goodness. Yes. What do you expect? But first, your calls toll free from the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Let's go to Gary. Hey, Gary. How are you? I'm very good, sir. How are you? Very good. Where are you calling from today? You have kind of that southern twang. North Carolina. North Carolina. How is North Carolina today? It's kind of warm. It's not unbearably hot, but it's a warm day. What's going on with the animals? I have the whole team here for you. Okay. Well, I've been listening to your program lately over the last several weeks and was interested in the discussion that I've heard about yeast infections, skin conditions, and the treatments. And then also, there was also somewhat of a separate discussion about the use of human products on animals and how effective they can be, or harmful, or whatever the case may be. And I wanted to tell you about my little guy. I'll give you a little background on him, a little of the tale of the tape. He's approximately eight years old, as far as we know. He's a Yorkie mix, he's a small guy, just a shade under eight pounds, and I found him abandoned out in the country. And he was in pretty bad shape. He was missing hair and had a lot of parasites and skin infections, yeast, and all that. And we've been battling it for nearly three years now, but he's made much improvement, just great improvement. I kind of took it upon myself to use a product that's designed for human females, actually, who might have that kind of affliction, and rubbed it liberally on the elephant skin areas of my dog. And after doing that for three or four days in a row, it really seemed to help clear it up. What do you think of that, Doc? Well, we have to be precise when we talk about different products, because there's some products that actually can have harmful ingredients in them, and some won't hurt, and actually have active ingredients that might be appropriate. So I'm going to back up, because when we talk about elephant skin, and kind of that thickened skin, like for anybody who's not seen this in dogs, it typically is when their skin gets real thick, leathery, they lose the hair in the area, and it actually, from a distance, looks like elephant skin. And that's a combination of what we call hyperpigmentation, so the skin turns dark, and lichenification, which is where the skin becomes thick, and there's extra layers, if you will, that kind of are put on top of the skin. Those things happen from a couple possibilities, and we can see it with allergies, but really with things like yeast and bacterial infections. So it sounds like you're certainly barking up the right tree there, but the cautions I have with some of the female yeast products that are used for vaginal yeast infections, there are some that actually contain anesthetics. A vagus cell, for example, contains an ingredient called benzocaine. And this can be highly - Well, that's actually what I used. I used the generic, but yeah, you're on the right tree there. Okay. Yeah, so actually, benzocaine can cause toxicities in both dogs and cats. So just licking it off their skin, it can actually be toxic to the red blood cells, causes what we call hemoglobinemia. So if it contains that ingredient, I would say, put it back on the shelf and save it for your wife in the household. But there are certainly, say, athlete's foot creams that contain chlorotrimazole, which is an antifungal. In that, we've used that on surface yeast infections. But the reality is, if we've got that kind of change in the skin, most of those pets actually need kind of a two -pronged approach. So the topicals only get you so far, and they really need to be on some kind of oral or systemic therapy. So most of the pets that I have with that kind of skin can take a course of maybe three months to get them improved, controlling the itch, controlling the infection. If they've got yeast or bacteria, then we put them on either an antibiotic or an oral yeast form, like ketoconazole, per se.
Fresh "Debbie" from Stephanie Miller
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A highlight from 1242. Turning Your Pet Into A Social Media Influencer. Wise Words From An Expert.
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian, Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. If you're like Judy, you spend a lot of time online, social media, going through videos. You'll spend like an hour a day maybe just watching. I just get down a rabbit hole, you watch one and then another one pops up, oh, I got to see that. And it's like, oh, look at this one. And they're all animal or pet related. Is that mostly it? Yeah, I won't watch. I don't know if I'm not interested in the other ones. Yeah, sure. Sure. Yeah. So in your life, who would you say is the biggest social media influencer for you? What animal do you maybe even follow? You know what? I'm not a follower. In fact, no. And I like watching both cat and dog videos. So I don't really hone in on a certain animal and like follow that particular animal. I'm kind of like, I watch them all. Have you ever seen, I'm going to hold up a picture here. Have you ever seen this animal here? This is, this is Loki. I hadn't seen Loki. Again, I don't follow any certain animals if I happen to come across a video, but I don't, I don't, I, yeah. He's beautiful. Loki is, what kind of dog is Loki? He's like some kind of a Malamute wolf hybrid. Like a wolf. I'm not quite sure. He's a big dog. This particular picture that I'm holding up to the microphone is Loki and his guardian, Kelly. They're sitting in a hammock. You may have seen this picture. It's a picture that he just casually posted on his Instagram page. And then, uh, the people over at Bored Panda saw it, wanted to do an interview with him. Buzzfeed picked it up. Eventually he realized that his dog was becoming extremely popular online. And he decided after about a year after this picture went out to quit his job and focus on promoting his animal online to become a social media sensation. We're going to find out how he's doing on that and whether or not we should quit our jobs to become ladybugs. Yeah. Well, she has a Facebook page. It's not very popular. Maybe she needs to post more. Well, I just, you know, everybody go to her Facebook page and like her right now. So we're going to talk to this Kelly Lund coming up here. He's the guardian of Loki and we're going to find out what his secret is to becoming a viral sensation. Also on the show today. And in this hour, we're going to talk to Fiona Gilbert. Fiona, do you need to get that? I'm expecting a call from my pharmacist. Can we, can you just make sure? Cause I'm, I have to pick something up and I'm just waiting for them to call and say it's ready. So can you just check that? Thank you. Coming up this hour, Fiona Gilbert will be joining us. She has MS unfortunately, and she has a service dog to help her with her MS. What kind of dog is that there? It's a pit bull. It is a, it is a pit bull. Surprise, surprise. Well now how can that be? I mean a pit bull service dog? Is there such a thing as a pit bull service dog? Why not? Well, I guess not. Why not? I do know that Delta or American Airlines just banned service animals that happened to be pit bulls. I do know that in Denver it is illegal to have a pit bull. That's just wrong. That is wrong. I bet Fiona has a bone to pick with Delta Airlines. I'm guessing that. Or her dog does. Okay, we're going to find out about her service dog, her pit bull coming up here on Animal Radio. Lori, what are you working on for this hour? You were just a minute ago Hal talking about social media and Loki and everything. Well, I have for you a new list from Forbes. They did, I love this word influencers because I had never really heard of it before. I just thought, you're famous on social media. If you're famous on social media, you're an influencer. So Forbes had this edition where they had the top 10 people influencers, the top 10 chef influencers and on and on with everything. And they did a list on pets. So pets on social media. So I will tell you the most famous pets or influencers on social media. When Forbes is involved, there must be money involved. Of course. Okay. That list on the way. First year calls. Let's go to Wanda. Hi Wanda. Hi. How are you doing? Very good. I have the whole dream team here to answer your questions. What's going on with your pets? Okay. I have Dachshund miniature pincher mix. She's having skin problems. I switched vets like four times and they always said that it's yeast, airborne yeast. And they give her shots and she goes okay for two weeks. But then they give her prednisone. That makes her eat a lot. She still eating and she still have the yeast and she still have the smell. Okay. Yeah. I don't know what to do. So has she had any money in the beds? Okay. And have we used any medicine that specifically geared towards the yeast, either by a pill form or by a shampoo or a topical form? Well, they give me Mariset. Okay. And I have to bathe her every other day, but sometimes I can tell you the truth. I don't have time and it's cold and she gets very cold. I'll give her a bath every other day. Okay. And is that it or are they using any pills for that other than the prednisone? No. They give me Apoquel. Apoquel, she still eating and then the doctor say I will then give her Benadryl. Okay. So I'm going to kind of make some interpretations of what you've said and what I think may be the direction that your veterinarian is going here. So if your pet has yeast on the skin, the important thing to know about that is that yeast is generally not the primary problem. It's a secondary problem. So there's usually something else that's making that skin barrier unhealthy where the yeast can really grow and proliferate. So if they're using things like prednisone and Apoquel, it sounds like they're suspicious that she has an underlying allergy. So those medicines are geared towards the allergy. But the sad thing is if we use that and don't address infection and treat it with the medications for those conditions, we're really not going to get anywhere. So we're going to think that, you know, the medicine isn't working for allergies when we're really just not treating a bacterial infection or say a yeast infection that could be present. So what my consideration, and I'd ask you to talk to your veterinarian if this seems fair and like a direction that they would agree with, is that if we have yeast in the skin and it's chronic, especially if it creates some of the different symptoms I see with yeast, and I should mention those, yeast in the skin will often cause a really stinky foot odor. It smells like old man foot. I have to wash my bed and everything every day. Yeah. So it's a real strong smell. The dogs will often have kind of a greasy feel to them in those areas. And in some cases when it's present for chronic long -term periods of time, we'll actually get a thickening of the skin and it'll become kind of darkly pigmented and what almost I describe as elephantinized. So it kind of becomes like elephant skin. She had that in her tail, but then I gave her and gave and went away. Okay. So yeah, so that definitely, if those kinds of things are going on, then yeast is very suspicious. We usually confirm that by taking a sample from the skin and looking and you know, yeast show up pretty easy on an impression smear. So the thing I would ask you to talk to your veterinarian about is, can we use something systemic for her, for this yeast? And that might mean a couple different possible medicines, but they basically all fall under the category of an antifungal medicine, such as ketoconazole or itraconazole, or even one called terbenafene. Any of those are used with yeast infections, whether it be in the ears or say in the skin. So that would be something, and it does take a long period of time. We might get some improvement after maybe a week or two, but many times this is something that we have to treat for many weeks to months. So that would be something where, you know, I would definitely talk to them about that. The other thing is, you know, definitely the maliceb that you're using is certainly an appropriate one if we're suspicious of yeast, but there can be even some other things that we can use topically as well, as far as different types of mousses or sprays that we can use that contain either say chlorhexidine, which is a type of an antiseptic, or miconazole, which is an anti -yeast topical. So those can be things that we can add into the regimen. But I think the good thing in your situation is there is some things that I can suggest for you to try, and the big thing is sticking with it, because it really does take, I had just like a bald, kind of darkly skinned, very little hair. It only had hair on the tip of its tail and around its head, and it took four months of yeast therapy that we treated, and it finally got most of its hair back. It never did get all of it back, because it was so scarred, but it can really be very rewarding. You just kind of have to trek through it. So yeah, with her, she's black. When people see her and they tell me, why are you taking it? Because her top hair of her body is black, shiny, so pretty. It's just under the legs, on her stomach, at her four paws, and under the tail. You know, they don't have it, she doesn't have it anyplace else. And I bathe her, I bathe her, she's my baby. Yeah, well, and yeast is horribly itchy. Any human knows that. So it's a miserable thing. So definitely, and even some other kind of anti -itch remedies, you know, that we can use. I am using a lot of the canine atopic dermatitis immunoglobulin called CADI, and that helps a lot just to kind of stop the itch, to give pets relief while we're dealing with all the other things. Yes, I don't want to bite. I know that the steroids, they're going to hurt her a long time. And I say, what I'm giving to her is she's not going to be improving. That's why I hear you every morning. And I say on Sundays, and I say, I'm going to call because maybe I can go to the vet with some knowledge and say, hey, give me the yeast infection medication, take her away from the prednisone. Absolutely. And that makes it harder. The prednisone definitely makes it harder for her to fight these infections. So if we use it sparingly, just to kind of help relieve it, and then yeah, get her off that. I agree totally. So she needs to go to the vet and ask for something systematic. Is that right? Systemic. Systemic. A systemic and a yeast medicine. Yes, a yeast medicine. I will do that. Hopefully we can get her some good help and I wish you guys the best. Let us know how things turn out and hopefully we'll get her feeling and looking better and smelling better too. Thanks Wanda. Well, this portion of Animal Radio is underwritten by Fear Free Happy Homes. Don't forget you can get your fix of Animal Radio anytime you want with the Animal Radio app for iPhone and Android. Download it now. It's made possible by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, and everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com. And thanks, Fear Free, for underwriting Animal Radio.
Fresh update on "debbie" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Heartland signal news minute president biden was in his element today that's michigan senator debbie stabenow speaking about president biden's september 26th visit to wayne county michigan where he joined striking united auto workers members on the picket line anytime he's with working men and women you know he he he deeply connects with people and i've one been of the folks that has urged him to come i think it was great that he was there we know it's historic but what i think is also historic is that we've got a manufacturing renaissance going on in this country right now over 800 000 new manufacturing jobs and so what the strike is about is making sure that these are good paying jobs that people are getting their fair share i the want the whole auto industry to do well but they can't do well unless the workers are doing well for wcpt 820 and heartland signal i'm andy miles don't you wish your came with a warning app stop that dog does not want to be petted just a heads little up before something bad happens so you can have more your no computer no no no no so you can have more control stop you're texting your boss by mistake uh -oh well life doesn't always give you time to change the outcome but pre -diabetes does with early
A highlight from 1241. What Does It Mean When Your Favorite Drinking Buddy Is The Cat?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. I'm going to go ahead and set the scene right now. Dr. Debbie is chowing down or drinking a drink I guess it's kombucha is that what you call that? Kombucha, yeah! It's a fabulous fermented drink that's got a little bit of vinegar it. to Any alcohol in it? Technically there's a warning on there yeah so but it's not like you drink it to get you know lit it's just it's just a natural process of the fermentation releases alcohols. Can I just say it looks absolutely disgusting. It is there's a sludge at the bottom and so you have to stir it but that's where the good stuff's at. You want that. Are there any redeeming factors of kombucha for animals? Can animals drink kombucha? You know because of the alcohol in there I've never heard of it actually being safe for for dogs but you know if we could develop one for dogs that would be appropriate. I guess the first thing would be would they like it because most kombuchas are kind of citrusy flavored or they have like you know different kind of additives to them that may not be appealing on the canine palette so we might have to find ways to make that a doggy attractant. I don't know. So there's no beef or chicken kombucha? Heck no. I wouldn't drink that. Is it good? Do you drink it because it's good for you? Yeah it's got a lot of live bacterial cultures that are good for your digestive tract. So it's actually in my opinion is better than yogurt because you can't get this amount of active cultures from just eating yogurt without the calories. This is awesome stuff. It's like 50 to 60 calories for a bottle. What about probiotics for pets because there's lots of those out there. That's true yeah and I think that there's a lot of probiotics out there. We just don't really know what cultures are necessarily the best cultures for dogs or cats or people even. I think they're still really looking at that and saying plus there's the problem of getting the probiotic in through the digestive tract and not have it digested. So there's got to be this kind of gets past the stomach and can actually do its work in the digestive tract so not all probiotics are the same. So where do you get this? Do you make it or do you buy it? Some people make it and I just buy it at the health food store, the grocery store. You could buy it everywhere now but it's definitely good for the gut and you know part of your immune system. So it's good for everything. I'm thinking about six years ago when you first came on to animal radio you used to come in with a diet Pepsi one. Yeah I've kind of evolved I'd say. Things have changed. You know who we're going to have on the show today is a lady who makes cocktails for animals for dogs and cats. Okay. I know this it sounds a little strange to me. Alcoholic? Well it's a pet winery and I don't think there's any alcohol involved. No there's no alcohol in it. I have a Fetch Me Noir and it looks like a bottle of wine. It really does. I have a Meow Sling and that Meow Sling looks like one of those little shots that you'd get on the airplane. And I also have a purgandy, a Fetch Me Grigio, a dog teeny, a cat teeny. A dog teeny and a cat teeny. Yeah about everything. I don't understand. So you can include your pets if you're having a party and do it in a safe way. Exactly. So for the holidays you're coming up you can pour a little martini gliese with a little bit of the puppy liquor in there and it'd be a safe alternative. They even have a bark brew if you know if your dog likes prefers beer instead. This is Barktober right? There you go. We're going to talk to this lady who's invented this stuff is that correct? She's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there in the newsroom Lori? Got a very interesting story. How you you could think you have food poisoning but it's really your puppy that's making you sick. Okay it's your turn to reach out to Dr. Debbie right now in this portion of Animal Radio brought to you by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com and thanks Fear Free for underwriting Animal Radio. Hey Ted how you doing? Hey fine how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Los Angeles. The LA area listening on coast. How can we help you? The whole team is here for you. Oh thank you so much. I've got the problem with my dog. I've got a pit bull that was left me uh that was somebody my dog was going to sell and she hasn't sold and I've had the dog for years now and I can't get him to stop digging the backyard up. Everything is a nightmare. Okay.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (September 13th)
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randi and in this cafe we embrace newcomers and experts to all things art, innovation and technology disruption. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know this week in the world of innovation in 10 minutes. I'm joined each week by amazing teammates from our team at Hug to break it all down for you. If you're not familiar with Hug, I encourage you to check us out at thehug .xyz. Our mission is to democratize access to art using technology and education. We educate people on all of the latest and greatest around AI, digital art, NFTs, you name it. We have tons of free resources and a really loving, wonderful educational community. So again, check us out at thehug .xyz. Each week on Crypto Cafe we provide what you need to know this week to be an interesting conversationalist, to sound smart at cocktail parties and to know everything you need to know in the landscape of AI blockchain, you name it. So let's jump right in. I want to introduce this week's guest contributors. I'm joined first in the Crypto Cafe here by Hug contributor, Tina Lindell, Marketing Manager at Hug. Hello, Tina. Welcome back. Howdy. Hello. It's good to be back. I'm excited. You did such a fantastic job last week that we, you know, Debbie better watch her back or she's going to have a, you know, permanent replacement here on the show, but it's great to have you also joined by Crypto Cafe staple Michael Liddig, Director of Creator Programming at Hug. Hello, Michael. Hello. Hello, friend. All right. So we are going to get into all what you need to know this week in the world of creativity, innovation and technology. And the first is we're going Justin Bieber. I, you know, I have to say that Justin Bieber has been at the forefront of a lot of innovation over the course of his career. But Tina, you specifically want to talk about how he's selling royalties for his song that's coming up as NFTs. Tell us more. Yes. So this is very exciting news for all the Beliebers in the metaverse. We have a writer and producer, Andrea Schuler, AKA Accident is selling NFTs for Justin Bieber's song Company, which was initially released in 2015. There will be 2000 NFTs available, each priced at the equivalent of about $28 in Ethereum with the total sum of those representing 1 % of the streaming rights. Buyers of this NFT get the utility of part ownership to the song streaming rights means that when the song makes a profit, if you own the NFT, you get a little piece of that too. Now, where this brings me where I'm excited is that many people believe that creator royalties are one of the most exciting parts about blockchain technology, which automatically send a percentage of profits from a sale to the creator. While blockchain based royalties have been life changing for a lot of independent artists, there are challenges with marketplaces like OpenSea and Blur not enforcing them. So back to the Justin Bieber stuff, whether you identify as a Selena Gomez or Hailey Bieber kind of girly, it is exciting to think about how these royalties cannot just empower the artist, but also their fans too. So Michael or Randy, what do you guys think of all this? Yeah, Michael, weigh in first and then I'll jump into some thoughts. Yeah, first of all, shout out to the Beliebers out there. I just wanted to say that on the radio. So first of all, second, Justin Bieber is always at the forefront of innovation. So hats off to Justin Bieber. I actually ran the numbers on this because I wanted to really kind of understand what this looked like. So essentially, if you were to buy this NFT, you would get 0 .0005. So three zeros and a five of the percentage of the stream. So let's just run a number. Spotify pays artists about 0 .003 cents per stream. So Justin Bieber has gotten up to 1 billion streams, which means that he gets paid $3 million in royalties. Now the producer has a little bit of share of that. So let's say 20%, around 25 % is going to be around $750 ,000. So if I own that NFT and I'm getting a percentage of these random numbers I just put together, I'm going to get about 375 bucks if there are a billion streams. Now, I think that's pretty awesome. Listen, to pay 20 bucks and to participate in the success of this art piece, I'm all for it. So yes, yes, yes. First of all, I love that we just did a math equation on the podcast right here. I'm so here for that. I know. I feel like that needs to be on a standardized test. It's like, okay, if Justin Bieber sells this many NFTs and there's like this many streams on Spotify, like the most tech savvy math question. But I love this and I love this for so many reasons because we've already seen this real shift towards creative projects being funded through crowdfunding. We've seen movies go to the Sundance Film Festival that have been crowd funded online. And I think this is the next evolution. If consumers are going to put money towards creative projects to help them get made, why not actually have a stake in them and participate in the upside of those projects? So I'm really excited about this and I'm excited for a huge performer like Justin Bieber to be doing it. All right, Michael, on to you. We talk a lot about AI here on this podcast, on my live Sirius XM show, and you wanted to bring an article to the table about how open AI is a little bit failing. So tell us more. Yeah, so basically when ChatGPT launched, all these universities, all these schools were like, oh crap, what are we going to do? No one's going to do their homework anymore. How can we know if someone wrote that article? And they said, well, you know what? We have these writing detectors that can detect that whether it was made by AI. And guess what, y 'all? It doesn't work. They don't work. They're all false positives. So what's happening actually is that the US schooling system is now beginning to embrace AI and ChatGPT. So up to many universities are starting to actually teach ChatGPT as a part of their framework, really looking at, as we talk about on this podcast, AI as a tool, as a collaborator. And so I wanted to bring this to the table, one, so you can just start to encourage your students. Yeah, you can use ChatGPT. In fact, it's going to be how we use ChatGPT. It's going to determine how we use communication in the future. So better get started now. I love it. I'm envisioning like the future greatest writers of our country, like in the principal's office being accused of using AI for their writing. And they're like, no, I actually legitimately wrote that. And they're like, no, human could never write that. Tina, what do you think? Do you think that schools will embrace this? Or do you think that there's going to be really kind of a push pull for a while? You know, this really brings me back to when I was in high school, and we were not allowed to use the internet to write papers.
A highlight from Short Stuff: Why Spilling Salt is Unlucky
"You know, there are some things in life you just can't trust, like a free couch on the side of the road, or the sushi rolls from your local gas station, or when your kid says they don't need the bathroom before the road trip. But there are some things in life you can trust, like the HP Smart Tank Printer. With up to two years of ink included and outstanding print quality, you can rely on the HP Smart Tank Printer from HP, America's most trusted printer brand. Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh and there's Chuck, and we're doing it by ourselves, doing it in the park, doing it after dark. It's Short Stuff. Yeah, and you know what? This was a little treat for me because this is one of the old HowStuffWorks articles written by Debbie Ronca, my good friend. Yeah, yeah. I saw that. When I picked it, I was like, Chuck's gonna love this. Yeah, there was a time when we were writing there where I ended up getting quite a few of my friends' freelance jobs, and Debbie was one of them, and we just saw Deb at our show in Boston. Hey, Debbie. So it was good to catch up with her. Yeah, and she did a great job with this because it's not easy to talk about superstitions and keep your wits about you. You can get so scared that you are just gonna get off track. You might stop writing altogether, but she plowed through and came up with a great article from HowStuffWorks about why it's bad luck to spill salt, because everybody knows it's bad luck to spill salt. But why? And then on top of that, have you ever noticed some people throw salt over their left shoulder when they spill it? I do. Why would we do that too? Here's the thing. I know that superstitions can be regional, and I'm not saying people in the South don't I've never seen anyone do this. I know it's a thing. I've heard of it. But I never did it. Maybe I've never spilled salt. I don't know. But I've never known people who did it, so it just wasn't a popular thing for me growing up or now. Throwing it over your shoulder? Yeah. I've never seen anyone do this stuff. So, yeah, I do it every time, but it's possible, though, that's – I guess I want to establish – you've known forever that spilling salt is bad luck at least, right? No. Oh, okay. I mean, I've heard about it and seen it in movies, but it wasn't like a superstition that was prominent for me for some reason. Okay. But you had heard of it. Like, this isn't like news to you. No, no, no. It wasn't news. It was just like, who does this, and why is everyone spilling salt? So, yeah, the thing about spilling salt and it being a superstition is it seems to be a really, really old superstition that's been passed down through millennia, essentially, and it's still around today, which is kind of funny, because I don't actually consider myself superstitious, but yet I still throw salt over my left shoulder every time I spill it, and I spill a lot of salt. What does spilling salt mean? Like, you reach for the shaker and you tip it over by accident? I do it any time the salt touches the counter or anything aside from the salt box that I use. So, like, if you're shaking a little salt on food and some, like, jumps off onto the counter, that's considered spilling it? No, I don't actually know that you mentioned that. This is more, I'll grab a pinch out of the salt box and be salting stuff, and if that gets messy, then yeah. It's almost like if I see it and notice it, then I will throw it over my shoulder. All right. I love it. I'm certainly not, I mean, I'm the weirdo that steps on a crack with their left foot then has to step on a crack with their right foot.
A highlight from Commemorating The 22nd Anniversary Of The Sept. 11th, 2001 Attacks
"It's funny how people lie about actual real world events, even as we witnessed them on video, like Trump's visit to the Iowa football game. And he just got a resounding welcome. And they were trying to pretend he was being booed. You know, because there might have been a smattering of boos or a few people that gave him the middle finger, they wanted to pretend that he didn't get an absolute hero's welcome at the football stadium. And the video showed he did. Even CNN acknowledged it. Screaming, USA! USA! Trump! Trump! Trump! Man, oh, man. Republicans need to focus on Iowa and New Hampshire to try to stop him. I guess that might be their firewall if you're Ron DeSantis or Nikki Haley or one of the others. I don't know how they're going to stop him. We shall see. It's September 11th. We're broadcasting from lower Manhattan. It's been 22 years since the September 11th attacks changed our world forever, changed our way of life, changed the way we view, oh, things like freedom. Freedom is on my mind today a lot. And I want to start with a difficult question about 9 -11. You know, 9 -11 spurred the Patriot Act, where the government felt that steps needed to be taken in order to be able to thwart terrorism. And the Patriot Act essentially took away the freedom that many, many Americans had enjoyed. Now, I understand we've got to try to figure out how to battle terrorism. Totally get it. But what I'm not too clear on is when the door got cracked open, where today the government is criminalizing speech to such an extent that they want to lock up the 45th president of the United States. The New York Times did a huge piece. Trump's indictments, key players in the 2020 election effort, it is quite the quite the article. They call out just about everyone in Trump's orbit and essentially accused them of being co -conspirators in a crime to overturn the 2020 election. It's insane. It's insane to witness the absolute destruction of speech in this country. And I want to ask you a difficult question. I want to start with it. Did it begin with the Patriot Act? Did this begin with 9 -11? Because my hunch is it might have. And if so, then Republicans are culpable as well. I think the more immediate place we're at right now is due to COVID. COVID cracked open the door to say, hey, if you question anything about the vaccine or about masks or about lockdowns, we're going to destroy your life. We're going to get you fired. We're going to deplatform you. We might even put lock you up. If you dare, I know a guy who lost a job, a good job, because he expressed a belief on social media that he shouldn't have to wear a mask because his coworkers were triggered by him. Now, he has since sued the employer, and I hope he wins. That's still winding its way, I think, through the legal process. But that's just one example of many. Everybody has an example. Everybody knows an example of somebody who paid a heavy price for daring to open their mouth. It used to be that America is a place where you were allowed to open your mouth. You were allowed to question authority. You were allowed to question any narrative you wanted, and we weren't going to lock you up for it. Democrats in 2016 questioned the election. All of them did. I've played that montage for you 100 times. Hillary, John Lewis, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jimmy Carter, they all said Trump didn't win. The New York Times isn't doing a big expose on them. The New York Times isn't calling them out. But now they're calling out, and I mean everybody, Ronna McDaniel, Ted Cruz, Mike Lindell, anybody within—in fact, I saw in the comments section of this shocking article in the New York Times, somebody said, well, shouldn't Fox News be next? What about talk radio? Yeah, that's right. The left wants to lock all of us up for daring to express opinions. When did this terrible, dark chapter begin? Was it COVID, or was it 9 -11 and the creation of the Patriot Act? Let's start there. I want to flood my phone lines here on this Monday in the Relief Factor studios with your phone calls. Right here in the Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone number, it's 800 -655 -MIKE. That's the way for you to join us. I want you to tell me where you think it began. Did it begin with 9 -11 and the Patriot Act? Because we're in a bad place right now. I just read that New York Times article three or four times in a sense of shock. Could not think they can get away with weaponizing and criminalizing free speech in America. And that's a bad place to be. Let's get your take on it. And again, you're smart. You got the smartest audience in the world. Where did it start? Did it begin with 9 -11? Did it begin with COVID? Did Republicans do enough to stop this? Give me your take on tyranny Democrat Party style 2023 America. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE. 800 -655 -6453. Press 1 to come on air with us. Press 2 to leave a voicemail. You can always text us your comments on the MyPillow text line. 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If you're looking to lose that weight and keep it off forever go to myphdweightloss .com today sign up for your consultation better yet give them a call straight away 864 -644 -1900 864 -644 -1900 they'll answer all your questions tell them my name is mike gallagher this is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all this is the mike gallagher show more than three quarters of americans no matter what their political affiliation is favor maximum age limits for elected officials an illegal alien when the cops arrest them they don't know who they are and immediately they say asylum seeker asylum you can't touch him i want you to listen as what the crowd was saying as the former president left the stadium now from the relief factor .com studios here's mike gallagher you know there are a lot of headlines like that about trump in iowa and the age of joe biden and him falling apart in vietnam the political battles are upon us but this is a day that every american should should should hold in our hearts as the moment when thousands and thousands of people committed to joining the military thousands of young men and women decided to become police officers a lot of americans lives were upended forever as a result of the evil actions of those diabolical terrorists 22 years ago today just a few blocks from where i'm sitting right now there's a lot of ceremony that has been taking place all morning long commemorating the the deaths of of those of those martyrs of 9 11.
A highlight from 1240. A Therapy Duck? Can Kissing Your Pet Make You Fat?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well this is the show where we celebrate the animals that we love that are family and for most of us they may be dogs, cats, fish, birds, horses but for one lady it's a duck. She has a pet duck. Why not? And she's going to be joining us on the show today to tell us what it's like to have a pet duck in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Let's see oh it is also week four of our new pet product special featuring the latest goodies and gadgets for you and your pets and we'll have giveaways today of today's item. Lori what are you working on over there in the newsroom? There's some interesting new research out that there's nothing definitive yet but there are hints and they are studying it if it's possible that by you kissing your pet you could make that pet heavier.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (August 31st)
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host, Randi, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things art, innovation, technology, and the intersection of those three things. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know, the essentials of the week in the world of creative innovation. I'm joined each week by my incredible teammates from Hug, where we work tirelessly to break it all down for you. Definitely check out thehug .xyz for tons of free resources, whether you are an artist, an art lover, or you just want to know a lot more about the intersection between art and technology. All right, time for what you need to know and all of it in 10 minutes. Let's jump right in. But first, I'm joined in the Crypto Cafe by Hug contributors Debbie Soon and Michael Liddig. Debbie is the chief growth officer of Hug. Hi, Debbie. Hi, Randi. It's so good to be here as always. Love having you. And we have Michael Liddig, director of creator programming at Hug. Hi, Michael. I'm here. I'm so excited to be here. Yes, you are here. Okay, woohoo. All right. So what you need to know, Debbie, you brought a topic to the table this week, you wanted to talk about one of the most successful art drops of 2023 that just happened. Give us the details. Oh my gosh. So this piece, I highly recommend that everybody go check out the Monument Game by artist Sam Spratt. That's a shame. I wish somehow I could describe it. But this is probably one of the most intricate pieces of work that I've ever seen that has been produced digitally. It was inspired by Sam's visit to see The Last Supper in real life. But Sam has been creating this world called Lucy, you know, over the past few years, and it's all been inspired by his own personal experiences. He's taken all of that and really expanded it into this incredibly detailed painting, and essentially invited 256 players to join a Monument Game to really zoom in on all of the details and leave their observations. And so a lot about this piece was the observer had to give a little bit of themselves and almost kind of make a sacrifice of their own personal experience. And from an artist's perspective, he was just really interested to see if everybody else was seeing the same things that he was, because obviously, he knows, you know, every single piece of the law, every single detail, like, you know, comes from his own personal experiences. And he was really curious to see if us as art appreciators and art lovers really shared in the same way. And so 256 people joined in, you had to buy an NFT to participate in this, each one was about five and a half thousand dollars, let's call it that. And at the end of it, they selected three winners to essentially join kind of his esteemed council, Lucy, which he has been building over the past few years. So it's just truly, truly incredible stuff, and just a new way of appreciating art and doing so with your collectors in a way that has never been done before. It is very exciting when you think that over 250 people got the chance to collaborate with an artist. And I think it went for something like 420 ETH, which, you know, that that value varies by the second, but that's around 700 ,000 US dollars for this piece. So definitely a successful drop. Michael, any thoughts on it? Yeah, you know, I think we're going to look back 20 years from now and look at how artists were interacting with collectors. And I think this is an incredible example of, imagine you went to the Mona Lisa, right? And imagine, we were able to look at collectors, what they thought about the collection. And I think we're going to look back on this moment. And this is going to be a really big turning moment for how collectors collect. We're seeing this happen across a lot of use of blockchain, where collectors can actually leave their imprint on the painting or the digital art. So I think this is a big, big step. And because of Sam's intricate kind of nature of how he approached the piece, he's been working on it for years. I'm just blown away. And I can't wait to see what this does. Yeah, I will also say that, like, it's also the way that we consume the art in itself, right? And typically a piece like this, you go into a museum, this, I mean, obviously, you could get your nose really close to the painting, if you will, before somebody throws you out. But this is the way that the intricate detailed painting was viewed on all the individual computer screens, you could zoom in. So I think when you see it on your computer screen, it's probably 5 % of its actual scale. But the way that this was done really allowed us to interact with the piece through our screens and really be able to zoom in on every single minute detail. So that was really incredible to participate in as well, even if you weren't actually an official player of the game. That's, it's amazing. And you're right, it probably is a really groundbreaking moment for collaboration and in art at this scale.
A highlight from 1238. 5 Signs You Need To Get To The Vet ASAP!
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well here we are once again. I'm having so much fun. Today I'm going to learn how to pill a dog or a cat without getting my knuckles bit off or anything like that. No, suppositories. Yeah, Doc Halligan is going to help me with that in just a couple of minutes right here on Animal Radio. Also on the show today, veterinary correspondent Dr. Marty Becker and he'll tell you the five things that if you see them in your dog, you need to get to a vet immediately because it's an emergency. So that's all in the way. Hi, who's this? Hi, this is Fran. You are on with Dr. Debbie. What's going on in your life? Well hi, Dr. Debbie. My son brought home on August 8th, they brought home a puppy and about two days after they brought the puppy home, she got really sick. They took her to the vet emergency room and the vet there said she had tested positive week for the parvo virus. I've never heard of parvo before. So they gave her some amoxicillin for two weeks and some other medicines and they enter home with my son. I'm a truck driver. I got home on a Tuesday that would have been the 12th and I brought some penicillin and I gave her a shot of penicillin on the 12th and on the 13th. After that, she did quite well. She's doing really good. She's eating really good, running around the house now. But I have some questions because like I said, I really don't know anything about this. Yeah, and I'm going to back up a little bit and ask you a couple of questions here. What's the puppy's name? Mary Jane. Mary Jane. All right. And what breed is she? Well, we either think she is full -blooded German Shepherd or she's Dolby German Shepherd mix. We're not sure. Okay. And how old is she? Well, we believe she's either two or three months. I don't think she's more than that because she still has a baby teeth. Okay. All right. Well, and do you know much of anything about her background? Where she came from? If she had any puppy shots before you got her? She had no puppy shots before we got her. The only thing we really know about the background is there was six in the litter and two of them have died from this parvo. One was very sick and in the hospital and one was healthy as can be. We don't know about the other one. And you said they did test Mary Jane for the parvo and she tested positive. Is that correct? The doctor said positive weak. Are weak positive? Okay. I don't know what that meant. It's kind of somewhat something we look at because if there's a possibility Mary Jane was just vaccinated prior to testing, sometimes we can get a weak positive. And that's why I was kind of trying to get some of that information out because that can make it very confusing. And I see that a lot of times when people suspect their dog might have parvo and they bring it into the vet and we vaccinate it and they don't tell us they think it's sick and it can make the interpretation of a test difficult. So that's why I wondered if whoever had her beforehand had done any kind of preventative care in that way. But we can also get a weak parvo test doesn't mean that they have a little bit of disease versus a lot of disease. What it means is that we're not shedding a lot of the virus and that's kind of how we pick it up on that test is we take unfortunately a little Q -tip up the backside and we test for the amount of viral particles there. So if a pet has the virus but it's not really shedding a lot in their poop, we don't pick up a lot in the test. It could be a weak positive test, whereas there are some dogs that shed tremendous loads of virus and that test is just a flaring positive right away. So that's just what kind of that, giving them an explanation on that.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (August 24th)
"Hello, everyone, I'm Randi Zuckerberg, host of Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things art, innovation and technology. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know this week in the conversation. I'm joined each week by my amazing teammates from Hug to break it all down for you. And if you're not familiar with Hug, our mission is to democratize access to art through technology and education. So if you're interested, you can check out tons of free resources we have available to help you become the best creative entrepreneur possible. Check out thehug .xyz. Alright, each week on Crypto Cafe, we provide what you need to know this week in all things AI, blockchain, tech disruption, basically anything that's changing the landscape and all of it in roughly 10 quick minutes. So let's jump in. I am joined this week in the Crypto Cafe by Hug contributors Debbie Soon, chief growth officer of Hug and Michael Littig, director of creator programming at Hug. Hi, Debbie. Hi, how are you doing Randi? Wonderful. Even better now that I get to talk to both of you and Debbie's all the way on the west coast. Michael, you're a little closer. You're just like across some water from me. How are you doing? I'm good. I'm feeling some back to school vibes as it's getting a little cooler here in New York and always like to break through the Slack channel and spend some time in a virtual room with you. So I'm excited to be here. Yes, I I'm wearing long sleeves today, which is crazy. Alright, well, let's get into what's on both of your minds. So let's start. Debbie, you I want to hear some highlights about Beeple, a leading artist this week, because I know that's what's on your mind. Yeah, I mean, I think most people should probably have heard of Beeple. You know, he definitely made headlines when he landed that record breaking sale. Like I think it's sixty nine million dollars, you know, a couple of years ago. That's probably honestly what set off the entire fascination of NFTs, because I think all of a sudden everyone was what is this NFT thing? Like how did this piece of art sell for sixty nine million dollars and wait is just a JPEG. So, you know, I think I've definitely credited people for kind of raising mainstream awareness amongst everyone about what digital art is, what digital art can be. But I think a lot of people forget that he's been around for a long time. Like I know actually one of the favorite things that I always hear you say is that people always mistake overnight successes for being an overnight success. But it is actually years in the making. So, you know, people is definitely someone to to watch. I think, you know, he's showing his work in Korea in the next couple of weeks. He's got his own studio. So definitely a lot to pay attention to. It's incredible. I actually had the opportunity to interview people on this show, I think about two years ago. And you're right. I mean, I was asking, I was like, OK, so what what was it about this piece that sold for all this money? And I mean, he worked on it every day for years. I mean, imagine if you worked on something every day for a decade or more of your life. You'd certainly want, you know, hope that that would be extremely valued also. And so you're right. This certainly isn't just a, you know, throw something on a computer and then sell it instantly. Michael, any any thoughts or your thoughts on people? Yeah, two things. One, this is something I've been thinking a lot about. I think any creator, entrepreneur, artist can really take away, which is I would call a vertical timeline. Like you just mentioned, people was working on this for five years. He was experimenting with these skills of making digital art as a daily practice and just so happened to meet the moment when technology caught up. And so I just got off a call with Christie's. We hosted a conversation with Christie's at Hug kind of around the art of curation. And Sebastian, who's the digital manager of sales there was saying something similar about stacking skills. This is something you've also taught me, Randy, is like, how important it is for individuals to continue stacking skills throughout their life. Because there comes a time when those skills become needed, when the culture catches up or technology catches up, and you actually meet the moment. So what I loved about people in this article that was posted was how people is really trying to capture the zeitgeist of the internet, which is like, how do you capture lightning in a bottle? And I think part of doing that is simply showing up daily to it and responding. So I think that's the thing I listeners should take away from this. Yeah, and I always feel like Michael is the one that reminds me about how important it is to have a daily practice, because sometimes I realize I have a daily practice to even without, you know, realizing it like having coffee, for example. But you know, I think even some of the most incredible artists like Picasso has created 100, close to 150 ,000 works throughout his entire lifetime. And there really is something about just showing up committing to something and really getting better over time. And you know, people does that in a really, really interesting way, too, because he sometimes really chronicles the day to day or is almost like a political commentary and social commentary and all the different things that we're seeing and on the internet. I completely agree. And speaking of crazy things on the internet, Michael, you brought a topic to the table this week about how Pink Floyd is using artificial intelligence in just a ridiculously cool way. So maybe you can dive into that a little more. 100%. So I'm really inspired. So Claire Silver was on this program about a few weeks ago. And Claire Silver is what she would like to call an AI artist collaborator. She uses AI as a collaborator. And I think this is interesting. So this study came out where this scientist trained AI on these individuals listening to Pink Floyd's album, right, but they trained it on brain scans. And what happened is the brain scans were actually able to reproduce the melody, the pitch, the tone of the music at a 43 % success rate, which is like that kind of blows my mind when it comes to the possibilities of AI as a collaborator, right? I think of this and another amazing scientist that I got to interview a few years ago named Lawrence Doyle, who's doing something similar with whale songs. And I think there will be a time when I think we're going to be able to understand a whole depth of language and communication in ways we never thought possible. And so I'm like, this is like blowing my mind of like, how can AI be a collaborator to me? And what else can I illuminate going back to that kind of vertical access? And it's it's just really, really, really amazing. Absolutely. Debbie, I'd love some of your thoughts here. Well, I mean, I think the whole thing about brainwaves, like I would, I wish there was a way for AI to kind of read, interpret my dreams, like if there was any kind of patterns that it would pick up on, like, I have this very strange recurring dream of losing my teeth or my teeth falling out. And I feel like my brain is trying to tell me something that that AI could eliminate for me. Are you an entrepreneur, Debbie? Is that why you're having anxious dreams? I hope not.
A highlight from 1237. Black Dog Syndrome - Using Pets To Teach Anti-Bullying
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Okay I want you to look into your wallets or your phone either one right now and if all of the pictures in there are of your cat or your dog or your ferret or whatever animal you have you found the right show this is it Animal Radio. We're all just as crazy about our animals as you are and we have Dr. Vitts crazy like over the we're certified we're lucky to have a radio show but they said animals why not you know few of us have animals in fact about 68 percent of households have animals and if you don't what are you waiting for the shelters are just waiting for you to come on down and meet some beautiful animals that will capture your hearts and you can take them home with you and have a brand new forever friend. I just kind of sort of went off on a tangent there. Yeah you did Hal and I was thinking how wonderful that was beautiful. So we're going to go to the phones here we have Dr. Debbie to answer all those vet medical questions we have dog father Joey Vellani who's a groomer extraordinary you've seen him on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 and groomer has it and he you know we thought that you didn't need to groom an animal until he came on board and we realized what we were really missing out on how well our animal could look if we gave it a little attention. Regular grooming. So if you want to talk to either one of them it's free of charge directly from the animal radio app for iPhone and Android and Blackberry it's a free download thanks to those folks over at Doctors Foster's and Smith and the great thing about the app is not only can you ask the questions you can listen to any show you want animal radio show the Andy Griffith show is not on there yet and but you could also browse the deep resources we have lots of resources for you and news that's important for you so if there's a recall of a certain food and you need to know about it you'll know about it through the animal radio app so we make fun about it but it's an important app to have and as I've said before it's so important I've actually downloaded it twice I have to have it twice on my phone wow you don't have to do that I'm just asking you to download it once hey Jim how you doing great where you calling from today well right now I'm in Rowland Heights Rowland Heights right is that the LA area Los Angeles area well yeah it's east of LA okay so what's going on with your animals I have the entire dream team here for you well it's kind of a weird situation I have a 17 year old in their cat has been indoor ever since my girlfriend and her son got it okay the outdoor cat I rescued it it was growing up in a while somebody dumped it off and for about a year year and a half or so it was living with raccoons oh my and then there was a couple other couple other people I guess were jumping cats off and how this cat got the one I have now got caught in a cage and went went berserk it got got an affection and hearing a society out in Pomona California and so I went down and I rescued it I nursed it back to health and it's the most horrible cat that you have ever seen Wow it's on the bed on the pillows or always tries to bathe me oh that's wonderful so what's going on with these guys Jim what's your problem well I see bumps every now and then I don't see fleas or ticks or anything and they haven't been scratching up like a zoo okay all right do they have any sores on their bodies well I see bumps I can feel bumps but when I look it could be sores but I think it's from them scratching or biting or picking on themselves okay all righty so if we see little small bumps or feel them on cats especially if they're kind of like if you look at them closely they might be a little pink almost like a pimple and sometimes they'll have a scab on them then then that can be a condition we call miliary dermatitis and it's miliary little bumps dermatitis can happen from a lot of different reasons in cats the number one thing that causes it is flea allergy dermatitis so that's always the number one thing on my list when I hear of kitties that have these little bumps usually around the neck the head sometimes on the chest but also along the back there are some other causes of that as well and that might be things like a bacterial infection allergies or food allergies and even things like ringworm so cats don't always have to get ringworm with like a hair loss like a person does they can actually get these little bumps so since you do have a kitty going outside I'm gonna say number one thing we need to focus on is flea control and the funny thing that I always have this conversation with folks about cats and a lot of folks will say oh I never see fleas or any evidence of fleas on my cat and that's because in many cases cats are doing what they do best they groom and they groom themselves really well so we can't count on seeing evidence of fleas on cats if we're in an area that has fleas and especially with having one going outside we really need to treat appropriately with that and that might be a combination of a oral product such as comfortus along with a topical product on a regular monthly basis so that is by far the number one thing I'm doing for both cats the other thing and if we do have fleas to realize is if you have that one cat going outside we're gonna struggle we are gonna struggle hard to control fleas and any resulting skin side effects because of that so if we're really concerned about getting this on under control we'll try to keep the outdoor cat indoors for about a month's time so we can really do our best to try to get the flea control under our belts there but then you know this would be something if you haven't already taken the babies to the vet you know we we'd want to do that and just make sure we don't have something like ringworm and check to see if we need to be on an antibiotic or if they do see fleas sometimes we'll use a bit of a steroid just to help decrease the itch so we don't have so much self trauma as a result of the itch because dogs cats they can have flea allergy dermatitis which means they are reasonably itchy from the bite of the flea from the saliva so it doesn't have to be that that we have tons of fleas it could be one flea and if you have an allergic pet they are just going crazy from that itch so that's when we'll often use things like you know prednisone or other types of steroids just to help kind of quiet down that reaction there as far as you know them bathing themselves you know looking and and and all that you know well I guess what you call washing your body or something they always do that through all day long yeah yeah that's normal I mean kitties they are fastidious creature so you know it is really their job to keep that hair coat looking good and if something offending is there they're gonna get it out of there so yeah that's why you know they may just be doing a really good job of that so so you got a little bit of work there Jim but you know work with your veterinarian and see about getting the right treatment and the right products so you know this is something I definitely like to work with my clients because some of the topicals alone aren't going to give us the quickest relief especially with the allergy dermatitis we got to use some of these quick kill type products and many of them are the oral forms right yeah I tried it for a while and I wasn't sure if I was helping it or not and to me it didn't seem like it made a difference you tried what I missed the front line he tried frontline so we're talking about some of the oral so this is different medicines these are medicines that you you take internally is that correct right right and there's you know there's not every topical is created equal so we prefer to have a topical that if possible has a quick kill if not that's when we pull out the oral medications cap star come forward us and a lot of these they will kill those fleas so quickly but if your cat's going outside they're gonna get reinvested so that's where keeping them indoors just to get a handle on things can be very helpful for the initial stages of trying to treat this I applaud you you're doing something right Jim we got that 17 year old hat so give those babies a hug and a little scratch and thanks so much for your call all right take care Jim we appreciate it yeah we have Nike the studio cat and it just takes one flea bite and he is yeah his whole body gets covered with sores and the comfort has worked very well for us and a steroid shot that day when we discovered that cleared him up fast if you happen to have a Yorkshire terrier shih tzu a pug or a mini schnauzer did you know did you know our very own talented doctor Debbie has written books called how to be your dog's best friends about these breeds right here and I'm gonna try to convince her to work on some other breeds but if you have one of these right now you definitely want to have this Guardians manual available as Kindle books over at amazon .com and of course we have links over at animal radio .com are there any natural holistic treatments for fleas I mean I get tired of searching for one well like all the old old wives things like garlic really don't work as far as like the skin so soft you can do that in a diluted spray and that can be one thing you can use trying to think holistic isn't my forte I just feel so bad dumping a chemical on my cat skin or dog you know and I'm with you on that I really am because I spilt I accidentally spilt some of that front liner advantage and it splattered on my keyboard on my computer and it ate a little hole right where it splattered you think of all the different types of products and if you put them on a plastic which is plastic is just not a normal substance wait but you would put something on skin that would eat away at plastic I just don't know I I I'm having a hard time with that doc well there's different carriers and such within those products which may not necessarily be causing a problem but will on plastic and yeah can cause a surface change so hmm okay by the same token I used to I did find a natural one one time in the store and this was many moons ago at least ten years ago and but it was like a clove oil and something else and and it was way too strong I tested it on my own inner arm first and it burned my skin so I wasn't gonna put it on my cat either well this portion of animal radio is underwritten by fear -free happy homes don't forget you can get your fix of animal radio anytime you want with the animal radio app for iPhone and Android download it now it's made possible by fear -free happy homes helping your pets live their happiest healthiest fullest lives at home at the vet and everywhere in between visit them at fear -free happy homes calm and thanks fear -free for underwriting animal radio you're listening to animal radio call the dream team now with the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android how would you like to save money on nearly all your prescription drugs we've set up a special toll -free number for the RX outreach program they're a non -profit company whose mission it is to make prescription drugs more affordable to the masses they don't take insurance and in many cases your prescriptions are even cheaper than your co -pays they 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A highlight from What You Need To Know This Week (August 17th)
"Hello, and welcome to the Crypto Cafe, where we embrace newcomers and OGs to art, innovation, and AI. Our host, Randy Zuckerberg, is traveling, so Debbie and I are stepping in to make sure we keep you up to date on what you need to know this week in the world of creative innovation. Randy, or as we like to call her, the mother hugger, will be back with us next week. For anyone tuning in for the first time, my name is Michael Littig, and I'm the Director of Creator Programming at HUG, and I'm joined in the Crypto Cafe by my colleague Debbie Soon, Chief Growth Officer of HUG. At HUG, our mission is to democratize access to art through technology and education, so if you're interested in checking out free resources to help you become the best creative entrepreneur possible, check out thehug .xyz by clicking the link in the show notes. Each week on Crypto Cafe, we provide what you need to know this week in all things with AI, blockchain, anything changing the landscape, and all of it in 10 minutes. On today's episode, we're going to discuss two stories. X, formerly known as Twitter, has begun an ad revenue sharing program, and second story, Walt Disney has created a task force to study artificial intelligence and how it can be applied across the entertainment industry. Lots of controversy there, but before we jump in, Debbie, on a scale of 1 to 10, how did I do on that intro? Oh, you absolutely smash it. Well, I don't think anyone can ever replace Randy, but I thought that was as good as it gets, so you should feel extremely proud. Okay, fair, fair. I like the verb smashing. I always say smashing. That was a smashing intro. But I want to jump into this first article because you are a queen of X, Twitter, what are we calling it these days, and ad revenue sharing program. Why do we need to know about this this week? Oh, gosh, well, you know, I think that's been one of the things that people on web to social media platforms have always felt, you know, something that they weren't that happy about, right? Like, they're putting out all this great content and, you know, whether it's Twitter, what is Instagram, what is YouTube, they're putting all this great content, they have so many followers, people are enjoying it, and they then just struggle to really make a living out of that, even though they're providing so much value to these platforms. So I think we all know that on YouTube, they have a great advertising program. So if you're a creator, you're putting out long videos, and ads are being run in the middle of your video, you get paid for it. So you know, this is really quite similar for that what Twitter is trying to roll out based on the number of impressions that you're getting, you then start getting a bit of payout. And you know, I think right now creators are able to withdraw as low as $10, you know, which is, which is great, I think it's a start. And Elon has definitely committed to paying out, you know, millions over, you know, over the next few months. So it'll be a really interesting thing to see how this pans out. You know, I think a lot of content creators have been primarily making money off like images, videos. And so there are a lot of great writers on X or Twitter, or whichever one we are calling it these days. And so this is another opportunity for hopefully writers to be able to make good, you know, some additional income for their efforts.
A highlight from Special Guest: Culture & Camaraderie in Digital Art with Jack Butcher
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randi and in this cafe we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto, NFTs, AI, metaverse, you name it. I'm thrilled to bring you today an incredible special guest. We're going to highlight the culture and camaraderie that exists in digital art. It's truly such a special place and with a focus on the power of community kindness and the value of culture, which are things that all businesses and organizations can take away. For more on this topic, I definitely want to encourage you to check out thehug .xyz. That is my startup that I work on with Debbie and Michael, frequent collaborators on this podcast. At HUG, we are the most inclusive destination for blockchain curious artists and art lovers, and we have tons of free and exciting resources for creators. With that, I'm so excited to introduce my special guest for today, Jack Butcher, an advertising guru who has quickly become one of the most important digital artists today. Jack is a designer and entrepreneur known for product design, branding, and marketing work. After spending 10 years working in Fortune 100 advertising in New York City, Jack took the decision to start a company that creates visual explanations of complex ideas. Jack, thanks for joining me today. Thank you for having me. Appreciate it. So first of all, maybe you can decode what it actually means to create visual explanations of complex ideas and how someone might use that. Sure. So my background in all of these different commercial applications of design, retroactively, I realized the most valuable thing I was doing there was condensing stories and strategies into 10 or 12, and trying to explain something in a way that really got to the essence of it. And each time, the amount of practice I had distilling ideas into visuals just convinced me that this format for storytelling was incredibly powerful. And after doing that in other businesses for so long, I called it Visualize Value. This was back in 2017. And the majority of the people I worked with at the beginning of that venture were people who didn't have tangible products to sell. So it wasn't like you could point at an object and say, here's the thing, it would be a service or a piece of software or an idea that required you filling this gap from somebody not knowing what it was. And so I started using simple visuals that borrow concepts and ideas from other places and make these comparisons between before, after, and just invite contrast into understanding these ideas started to resonate. And then I just kind of pursued that idea over the last three or four hundred marketing and media to digital artists. Yeah, I think this transition from being in a full time role where I was tasked with explaining the value proposition of these massive businesses. The second step from that was sitting down with the founder of a company or somebody that had a huge amount of skin in the game and belief in whatever it was that they were building. And that kind of took it one step out from this company that wasn't necessarily something I was personally interested in. Then essentially, I just started applying that process to the things that I was personally interested in. So that wasn't digital art to begin with. But when I discovered Ethereum and more specifically NFTs, my personal journey of understanding that I started to translate that into these visuals and that kind of naturally became the thing that I spent most time on. I had people telling me two or three years earlier that I should be more deliberate about calling myself an artist as I was producing this stuff, but it never really felt like it never felt natural until the infrastructure existed on the natively digital side to really think about what I was doing in that way. So it wasn't until 2021.
A highlight from 1236. Things Your Vet Wished You Worried About More
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hallie Rums and Judy Francis. We have a killer show for you today Doc Halligan will be here. Who's that over there? Lucy and Ro Ro. Yeah and who does the more snoring? Lucy absolutely. Okay so if you hear that during the show it's not me or anybody else. Or me. Yeah there you go. We have Doc Halligan joining us today to talk about the never -ending controversy over pet food and what kind of pet food to get the expensive food the cheap food what to look for on the labels what not to look for on the labels. Also Dr. Marty Becker is back with things that vets know but owners don't worry enough about. Things that vets know but owners they worry too little about those things. I'm sorry I'm still not making sense. It's kind of like they go to bed at night and say gee I wish my patients would look at this more often. Oh yeah so Dr. Becker is gonna tell us the things that we need to worry about that we should start worrying about more? Yes we need to worry more. Okay that's on the way right here. Well I think this would be a perfect topper for all these healthy topics that we're talking about. There's actually seven breeds of dogs that have no major or minor health complications at all associated with the breed. Really? That's amazing. I know I'm a bulldog owner ask me. Yeah you're the opposite end. Bulldog's gotta be one of the more high maintenance animals. Hi Victoria welcome to Animal Radio. Well thank you for taking my question today I'm a second new listener we should have like some kind of fanfare or something like second new listeners. Well welcome.
A highlight from What You Need To Know This Week (August 10th)
"Hello and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randi and on this podcast we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, AI, you name it. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know. This week in the world of creative innovation. I am joined each week by my amazing teammates at Hug to break it all down for you. For anyone not familiar with what we're building at Hug, we are the most inclusive destination for blockchain curious artists and people who love art to connect like never before. Our mission at Hug is to democratize access to art through tech and education. We have tons of free resources and news on all kinds of trending creator topics. You can get them delivered straight to your inbox through our weekly newsletter, Creator Royalties, which you can subscribe to by clicking the link in the show notes or going to creatorroyalties .beehive .com. So each week on this Crypto Cafe, we provide what you need to know in all things AI, blockchain and more, and we try to do it in as close to 10 minutes as possible. So let's jump in. I am joined in the Crypto Cafe by Hug contributor Debbie Soon, who is the Chief Growth Officer at Hug and Michael Liddig, Director of Creator Programming at Hug. Hi, Debbie, how are you doing? I am doing great. How are you? Good. I feel sad not having you sitting next to me in the studio, but it seems like you are thriving back in sunny LA. So I'm delighted for that.
A highlight from 1235. The Chicken Chick Is Back! Who Gets Custody Of The Dog?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Miss Lori Brooks working hard in the newsroom. What do you have coming up this hour? Well, you know how you look into somebody's eyes and we have humans, round pupils, right? Well, they've done some research and animals have either a vertical or a horizontal pupil and each one in the various kinds of animals means something different, so we're going to tell you about that. Oh, wow. I never thought about that. That's cool. That's interesting. That's really cool. Yeah. Like dogs and snakes and iguanas. A rhinoceros. Am I on the right track here? What are you working on today, Joey? You know what? I'm excited. I'm working on brushes and don't excite many people, but it excites me. The groomer of me just comes out, so we're going to talk about brushes. Brushes do excite you. I know that you're always bringing in the latest and greatest brushes. I thought a brush is a brush is a brush, but apparently there's different types of brushes and today you're going to tell us all about that. Brushes are a great arm workout too. They are a good workout for your arms, the big muscles, plus you bond with your animals. You know that. They love that when you brush them. That's the best present you can give them. Take this brush and brush my hair. It's the gift that keeps on giving. In just a couple of minutes, we're going to talk to the chicken chick. Is that correct? The chicken chick. Chicken chick.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (August 3rd)
"Hello and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randy Zuckerberg, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things Web3, NFTs, creators, AI, you name it. If it's disrupting in technology, we're covering it. And we are back this week with our new recurring theme, what you need to know this week in the world of Web3, where within about 10 minutes, we come to you with the hottest topics, the newest creators and dropped. I'm joined each week by my amazing teammates from Hug to break it all down for you. For anyone who's not familiar with what we're building at Hug, we are the most inclusive destination Web3 for blockchain curious artists and art lovers to connect like never before. Our mission is to democratize access to art through tech and education. And we have so many free resources and news all about creator topics that can get delivered straight to your inbox through our weekly newsletter, Creator Royalties. All right, let's get started with what you need to know this week in all things Web3. Before we dive into it, I want to introduce my incredible colleagues, Debbie Soon, the chief growth officer of Hug and Michael Liddig, director of creator programming at Hug. Debbie, what's new in your world this week? Oh my gosh, this week we've spoken to so many artists, got to hear first hand from them what they're working on. And it's just great to see all of these creatives innovating with the technology that they have, which is awesome. It's amazing. You came straight to the studio today from a breakfast with a bunch of artists. Yes. And you know, a lot of them are experimenting with AI, even though they don't quite know what it's going to come up with yet, but that has been really, really exciting. They've been looking at all sorts of different ways to monetize their art while still exploring what NFTs have to offer. So I think it's a really, really interesting time, even though the market has been a little bit slow, of course. And Michael, what's new in your world? I know you were just, you wrapped a course this week. You have been like working hands -on with a lot of creators. Yeah, so I'm teaching about 150 creators from around the world on innovation in our innovation laboratory, asking questions of what is dynamic art? And as Debbie feels, and I imagine everyone feels, I just feel super cool to be in that room. Like I just, I love being around artists. I love being around people. They make me feel cool. So, well, I love being around you guys. You guys make me feel loved and feel cool. All right, let's dive straight into our topics. We need to know about Debbie. Let's talk about Twitter, or should we say X. This is the last day of Twitter and a new app X is taking its place. Like Debbie, what do we make of that? What do we call like? I don't know. Honestly, I'm a little confused because I guess they updated the website. So on my desktop, it looks different as a new logo, but I don't know what we call the posts now. Are they still tweets zits? or So, you know, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what all of this means. I was laughing. Someone said we should call them excretions. Oh no, no, let's not go there. The worst, but also best. But Debbie, I know like basically all of the crypto industry, like Twitter is how people communicate. What do you think is going, do you think people are going to stick around? Do you think they're looking for other platforms? Like what happens? I think people are cautiously optimistic. So definitely one of the things that Elon or X is trying to roll out is payments to people. I guess, you know, if people view your tweets, you get paid just like how, you know, if you have YouTube videos, you get paid based on ads. And so some creators, some content creators on Twitter have already said it receiving their first payouts. So I don't know. I mean, I just want to know where my payout is because that could be cool, but yeah, I think so far the jury is still very much out. I know. Well, Debbie, you have some of the best Twitter thread or X threads that are out there. So if someone's going to get paid, I think it's going to be you. Well, I sure hope so. Well, I mean, I think that's the promise because obviously everyone's been creating content for free. I think that's what web two has, you know, embrace, if you will, you know, you put your content out there, you grow your follow, you're building a personal brand. And obviously, you know, creators want to be compensated for their time and, you know, for the content that they're putting out. So we shall see if this changes Twitter or changes X. And yeah, but I don't know, like the colors are still blue and white. So it's all very, very confusing. It is. Michael, help us make some sense of this confusion. Okay. So if I look into a trend of what's happening in the creator economy, people are moving towards owning their audience and getting off of these platforms. So I'm cautiously optimistic, like Debbie, that creators can get paid. That's awesome. But I'm still seeing a trend of people being suspect and not trusting big organizations like X. And so I'm, I'm, I'm interested to see where this goes and to see if people revolt and just leave the platform altogether, or it becomes a super app that Elon wants to build, which will be something I think would be pretty awesome. Yeah. We, we actually did a whole show on, on my live Sirius XM show on this topic recently. And one of the big things that came up is that, you know, they could change the name a million times and do it, but, but if they're going to gut their team that is responsible for safety and security, if the site's going to keep crashing, it doesn't matter what the brand is, or if people are getting paid, people are not interested in going to a site that's unsafe or doesn't load.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/02/23
"We could use this every day for the M &M segment. I love it. Knowing me, there is a reason. This of course was sung by a jingle singer named Cynthia Fee for the theme to the Golden Girls, but written by this wonderful man right here, Andrew Gold, who did such great work with Linda Ronstadt and others, and wrote some pretty great records himself like Lonely Boy, the great Andrew Gold would have been. Gosh, it was his birthday today, and so there we go. Well, we need friends. Oh my goodness gracious me, we sure do. We have to have a community, and you know, I'm going to start out maybe riling you up a little bit. I'm not going to suggest you're mistaken by saying that when I say that people should be rallying behind Trump uniformly, I get it, we're going to let the game come to us, voters are going to get to decide, but boy, this would be a good time if you've been on the fence, and you have been sort of squishy about, well, I don't know, Trump, baggage, DeSantis, maybe an alternative, I kind of like that vague fellow. Now, this is a time to stand with a guy who is being unbelievably persecuted, not prosecuted, persecuted for his beliefs. You know, Mark, I've been thinking a lot about that, and first of all, I can't believe my level of emotion right now. I didn't expect to be this emotional. Me neither. Give voice to that, because you and I have done this forever, right? We have some decades, there have been presidents we liked, those we didn't. Policies we thought were great, policies we thought were horrible. There is something singularly horrid about this. Please, you go first. Well, the word is sinister. There's a sinister effort to stop the election process, to subvert the election. Everybody knows it, everybody's in on it. The Democrats are well aware of this. When Trump says, why did they wait two and a half years to throw all this at me? We know the answer to that, so I'm feeling kind of a combination. First of all, I'm surprised at how sad I am, and how fearful I am. I don't know how this is going to play out, but it's not good. It's not good for the Democrats, it will not be good for the Democrats. It's not good for Republicans, it's not good for this constitutional republic to criminalize political speech. And that's literally what Jack Smith, this guy, this scoundrel, is attempting to do. He's making the case that he knows that Donald Trump didn't believe that the election was suspect. Now, you and I are in a very unique position here on this. We hear every day from people from all walks of life. We hear people North, South, East, West, young, old, right, left. Is there any doubt in your mind that of the thousands of reactions you and I have gotten from people saying that Trump got hosed in 2020, that the thousands and thousands of people who have said this election was not on the up and up, COVID laws, they changed things because of COVID, they changed election laws in the middle of the night, all the suspicions that people have. Is there any doubt in your mind, Mark, that those are not sincerely held beliefs? None. Of course they believe it. And people can agree with it, disagree with it, and you can feel that things were squirrelly, or you can say, as Trump does, that we definitely won. You even have the right in America to be a little bit of a nut. You can go full Sidney Powell with the Hugo Chavez changing the Dominion machine scenario. Even that's not illegal. You can go to jail for saying, you can go to jail for saying, ladies and gentlemen, I believe that the moon is made out of Swiss cheese. Come get me, put handcuffs on me, take me away. Now, here's though, but let's go apples to apples. The government, Biden's government, Biden's Justice Department, and of course that's the whole story, is trying to make the case that Trump's words and actions led to the riot on January 6th, and therefore disenfranchised voters. You were talking about this earlier. They're going to use that old gag, the disenfranchisement of voters. How are voters disenfranchised by sitting around saying, as far as I know, Trump didn't get into the White House in 2021. Nobody was disenfranchised. Biden's the president. He's in the Oval Office. Nothing got, who was disenfranchised? How can you even make that claim, Mark? What can you, what can you possibly, okay, so Trump didn't think that he legitimately lost in 2020. Guess what? Join the club because I've got a montage that I'm going to play not from 2016. But Mike, that's not possible because 2020 was the first year that anybody ever doubted an election. Surely you don't have audio of Democrats doubting results from the past. Go, go, do you remember the George W. Bush, Al Gore Supreme Court battle? Remember that one? You're old enough to remember that? There's a montage that everybody can now hear. It goes back to those days when prominent Democrats, one after another, lined up and said that George W. Bush is not the legitimate president of the United States. He was the president select, remember? Oh, sure. And the Supreme Court anointed him. And by the way, all of those completely untrue things that they said, they have every right to say them. They have every right to say them. Nobody came to their house and went, we're going to indict you and lock you up for the rest of your life for saying those things. You know, one of the most popular text message articles that I've received is when people text me the keyword Trump and we send back a list of Trump accomplishments. Because a lot of people forget what happened in the four years that he was president. So thousands and literally tens of thousands of people have sent that text message, the word Trump, to my text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE. A close second, and now I think a close third, will be when people want to hear the montage of Hillary, of the late John Lewis, of Jimmy Carter. Go down the list. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not only doubting the legitimacy of the 2016 election, but now you can hear the montage that the great folks over at Grabian put together questioning the outcome of the George Bush Al Gore election. If you text the keyword fraud to 800 -655 -MIKE from your phone, we'll send you back the video clip of the election deniers Hillary Clinton at all in 2016. If you text the words more fraud to 800 -655 -MIKE, we'll send you back the montage of all the election deniers from the George Bush Al Gore battle. I mean, it's complete hypocrisy. And Mark, there is a nefarious, diabolical, sinister, history -making chapter that was just begun yesterday. And I know where this ends. I think you do too. You're a smart guy. I've been listening to you all day. This is going to have to be decided by the Supreme Court. The judge that has been randomly assigned to the Trump case, wink, wink, yeah, some random assignment. Have you read about this Lulu? This piece of work? She gives people jail sentences for January 6th when the government didn't want jail sentences for them. She sent a couple to jail for taking a selfie on Capitol Hill that day, and the government wasn't seeking any jail time. But this judge, an Obama appointee, is going to hear—so listen, get ready, because she's going to throw—she will absolutely rule against Trump. We're going to see a guy that might—I'm not kidding you—brace yourself, wind up in prison next year. Jack Smith is asking for a speedy trial. And I'm under no illusion that this thing is going to play out nicely or have a happy ending until it gets to the Supreme Court. I don't think it'll play out quickly, though. Every concern you have is rock solid, but I don't think there's—the reason he wants a speedy trial is so that it's plunked right down in the middle of the primaries. And I don't think that justice is going to move briskly here. Did you catch John Law in the— Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, let me push back on that with love. Let me tell you why. They hold the cards. They're playing—this is their game, Mark. This is not Trump's game. Now, you're right, this could—in a normal world, it would play out forever. This isn't normal. They're breaking the rules. They're making up the rules as they go. Of course they want a speedy trial because they want to disqualify Trump from November of 2024. Because, Mark, hey, announce your voice. He's going to win. He's going to win. I am more convinced of that now than ever. Well, the nomination, surely it seems, and I guess on a future day we'll talk about whether this helps or hurts in the general, but what do these people want? One of two things is true. They're trying to destroy him so that he'll never be the nominee or the president. Or they're trying to—or it's an odd four -dimensional chess where they are trying to gin up so much support in the MAGA base that he's absolutely the nominee because they think Biden can beat him. Which of those is true? That's a great question because they are not oblivious to these crazy poll numbers. They worship at the altar of the New York Times. The New York Times is predicting that Trump's going to win, and the New York Times is saying he might win in the general election. The New York Times -Siena poll is looking at a head -to -head matchup. I mean, Trump's got the— He is, without a doubt, a formidable political opponent that is the—I believe—I'm going to say it right now, and I'll get in trouble for it because I'm trying to be neutral. And I will absolutely support whoever the Republican nominee is as decided by the voters. But I have a belief that I think is going to be shared by millions and millions of people. Trump's the only guy who can beat the Democrats. Trump is the only guy who can win. Trump is the only guy who can stop them. I don't like the chances of any other—look at any one of them. DeSantis is a vague— You think Biden beats the—if the half -court shot goes in and DeSantis wins the lottery ticket and somehow gets the nomination in Milwaukee next year— And he could. And he could. And he could. You think Biden beats him? I think that Trump is our best chance, Mark. No, I mean, listen, I'm prayerfully going to believe that any Republican is going to beat this infirm old man who's shuffling around asking who ordered the veal cutlet. I don't know, but I still believe now, more than ever, that Trump is the best chance. Everything about the deep state, the uni -party, the system, everything is coming to fruition. It's true, Mark. And they're doing it— And he's vindicated. And they're saying it—just Jack Smith demanding a speedy trial. I mean, you took your time for two and a half years. Now you want a speedy trial? Are you kidding me? No, no, no. They're doing it right under our noses. And let me talk about the final heartbreak of the last 24 hours. You've touched on it. Mike Pence. Mike Pence. I've interviewed him on a number of occasions. What a good man. What a good Christian. What a servant's heart. He's got a servant's heart. And listen, he's a former colleague. He's a talk radio guy. I know, radio guy. I mean, he loved talking to me when I interviewed him on a number of occasions about the business. You know, he was in front of a microphone.
"debbie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"And I thought, um, I should like, I would like to do that again. So I signed myself up and I started taking wheel classes again and then I just segued over to the Greenwich house pottery, which is just a couple blocks away. Which is a big townhouse. It's devoted to ceramics, basically. And I just really got into it and never looked back. And then again, I was going on a lot of auditions and not getting anything. And I just thought, you know what? What gives me joy? What's it really making me happy here now these days? And it was just doing ceramics, not going up on an audition where I had to think about how I looked and I was old too old or anything like that. And it's just been the best thing I've ever done. It's just makes me really merely happy to do it. Yeah, you've talked about how the process of pottery gives you a sense of autonomy. You get to decide what you're going to do and when you're going to do it, whereas when you're acting, you're always waiting for somebody to hire you and give you the line street and then tell you how they want to shoot it. Can you talk about the evolution of your style? It seems almost from all the work that I've looked at of yours to have sort of been born fully formed. Like you just have this really unique, very original style that just seems to have been born alive the way it is. Well, thank you. That is such a compliment because I'm daily struggling with, I don't know if this is going to work out or I don't know how this looks and maybe that's the throat roll of an artist is just constantly self questioning, but it's funny during COVID. I started signing up for a lot of online pottery classes just because I wouldn't have to travel for them. You know, you could see all kinds of different artists sharing their work and you didn't have to be there in person, which was such a gift. And there's this one group called gas works in Brooklyn. And they do this thing called women in clay, and it's only women artists, and all of the artists were talking about their work and doing and doing instructional videos, but many of them were Native American or they were South American or they were Latin America, Latin American, and they all were talking about their indigenous art and how you really should make pottery that's based on your heritage. Because it speaks to you. And I was thinking, oh God, what's my hair? English French? So then I started looking back into old English and French pottery, and this is after I'd already been working for a while. This is only in the last two years. And I realized that the style that I have does sort of echo that kind of porcelain, more fine, refined, there's petals. There's details that then I think I was unconsciously doing it. I mean, at least that's my excuse. I don't know, but I just sit down with a ball of clay and let it take me where it goes, you know? Sometimes I have an intention going into it and think I'm going to be able to create this thing and then it will go off on a side road and it will be something completely different, but I think the best thing to do is just let it go that way and not try to not try to impose too much about my vision because I think you lose something on the journey. You seem to take a lot of inspiration from nature, very naturalist aesthetic, organic shapes, many of your pieces are adorned with very intricate detailing, often in the form of piercing or pinched edging, delicate petal assemblages, which are just stunning. You said that you find this odd because you've always seen yourself more as a tomboy. And so I'm wondering if what do you make of this sort of dichotomy with the style of your ceramics, which are so delicate and feminine and sexy? Thank you. Thank you. I've never called them sexy before, but I appreciate that. The bowls with the petals and side. Sort of stacks of metals off. The amazing bowls. Thank you. Those are the gazing balls. Well, I think it's the expression of that. It's that I don't express that side of myself in my daily life. I don't dress that way. I rarely wear makeup or heels or I am a tomboy in my dressing, I don't know if that's my Colorado upbringing or what, but I feel like my ceramics is the expression of my feminine side. It's the expression of the woman who makes the cooking pot or makes the household objects or adorns herself in flowers or I don't know, I'm also a very avid gardener. So they all kind of cross over with each other. I remember in the questionnaire, you had about in the print thing. Are you a religious? What is your is there an afterlife and what does it look like? And I think I wrote nope. Well, I have to preface that with as the daughter of a geologist, I never had a religious upbringing. I was always the worst was created in a 100 million years. That's the way it is. And that's what it is. And so I never really questioned that. But nature is my church, and I'm constantly trying to recreate it in my ceramics. If there was a worship that I have, it's worshiping nature in the creation of my ceramics. And that's why I'm always repeating flowers or floral motifs or I mean, flowers to me are just like the most amazing gift that we have and flowers and birds. Yeah, we wouldn't exist without them. I think we forget that a lot. Yeah. You work mainly in porcelain. And you've also used gold luster in the style of Japanese art called kintsugi. Can you talk about what that is? Kensuke is a Japanese technique that's made to repair a broken pottery. And they use this sort of resin to join the pieces and then brush gold dust over the top of it. So when you have a broken piece, it becomes even more special because you've repaired it and an adorned it even with the gold. And I often will have a crack or a breakage or something a mistake in my ceramics. And so instead of chucking it or throwing tossing it, I will put some gold luster on it to accentuate it and just sort of show the flaws. I think that's we all have them. We might as well embrace them. And instead of trying to hide them, you said this about pride and ceramics and I found it really fascinating. And I want to share it with you. Again, so that we can talk about it. You state ceramics has removed any pride that I might have in my abilities. Ceramics teaches you to let go of pride because there are just so many variables that can go wrong. There are so many steps along the way in the making and the firing and the glazing that you can ruin a piece. So you never really know what you're going to get until you've unloaded the kiln at the final firing. If you do actually come up with something you like, or that exceed your expectations, that is a moment of pride. And Carrie, I'm wondering, how do you manage all of the not knowing in the process of making something? You know, it's trial and error. It's time and time again, having things that don't work out and learning from your mistakes. And it really just takes a lot of practice and a lot of experiments. You know, what if I put this here? What if I try that and no, nope, that didn't work, or that temperature was too hot, or this glaze runs, or that clay, body, slumps, or there are just so many variables
"debbie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"A full throated, poetic invocation of the power of science and the beauty of the world it has revealed. Neil deGrasse Tyson welcome to design matters. Well, you sound like my mother talking about my life and my books. Thank you. I'm not entirely sure how to take that, but I'll take it. Well, mom's always say nice things regardless, so that's all. Okay, okay. Yeah, well, thank you for that very warm introduction. Oh, my absolute pleasure. Neil, is it true that Saturn is the only planet in our solar system with an average density, less than water? Yeah, but that doesn't do justice to some of the other big bulbous planets. So if you look at Jupiter, which is by far the most massive planet in the solar system. In fact, if you cobble together all the other planets, they will not equal the mass of Jupiter. Jupiter is big and bulbous the way Saturn is, and it has an average density just slightly more than water. And so Saturn is slightly less than water. So I don't want to single out Saturn as the guilty party here or the guilty if you're less dense than quarter. I don't know. I don't want to single out Saturn when all of the gas giants are big and bulbous and low density. They're like beach balls. But yes, Saturn happens to have a density less than water. Which means if you scoop out an average part of it, it'll float. And that's a kind of weird. So I don't know if you knew this, but as a child, I knew this fact as a child. Well, that's why I'm asking. And I'm asking you this question because it takes us all the way back to when you were asked the question. Crafty, right? Yeah, yeah. See what you did there. Question in 1973 and I'm wondering if you could share with our listeners when you were first asked that question. Well, I knew it before others had asked me. All right, I just thought it was an intriguing fact. Who doesn't love intriguing facts about everything? It's like saying, did you know that? And no matter what it is, if it begins with it, did you know? It's usually because someone sifted through random information and found something that was particularly interesting. I just remember, as a child, seeing people playing with rubber duckies in the bathtub and other little floating devices. Of course, ducks float. Like on purpose, that's how they can just hang out on the water's surface. And I thought to myself, if Saturn's average density is less than water, they should make rubber saturns. The people who are thinking not just birds floating, you know, and so it would not be until I was director of the Hayden planetarium, and I made this fact public about my early life. And somebody sent me a rubber Saturn. So in my office, I have a tiny little rubber taken it into a bathtub. But I trust that it's going to float. And I thought that was a very thoughtful gift. I think there needs to be a whole merchandising section in the Hayden planetarium of inflatable Saturn pool toys. I mean, why have you not done that yet? No, 'cause I'm not that, no. I'm not that exploitive of the universe, which put it that way. Fair enough. Commercially exploitive now. Your fascination with the stars began way before that question was asked of you. And from what I understand your fascination really was inspired by your first trip to the Hayden planetarium in New York City, you were 9 years old. And stated that visit made an indelible impression on you. And I had a somewhat similar experience at the same age when I visited my first planetarium. I was in Miami with family and we went to the planetarium and it's a palpable, visceral memory. I often think about, you've said that that's actually not unusual for many people, their first planetarium visits are remembered for a lifetime. Why do you think that is? Yeah, I don't, I wish I could say it was because the universe is so amazing, but no. Yes, that's true, but I don't think that's the reason. I think the reason after a lot of thinking about this, especially when we rebuilt the original Hayden planetarium into what is today, the rose center for earth and space, containing the new Hayden planetarium. What we learned as we visited many museums across the country and in fact around the world, in trying to plan and design the new facility. What we learned is that you are much more likely to remember and immersive experience. No matter what that immersive experience is. So, at the time, there was a prevailing scholarship among museum educators that exhibits had to be hands on. And that meant you'd walk up to an exhibit box, let's say. And they'd be buttons and levers and sounds, and then they test to see what you learned, what principle of science and science museums we're talking about, of course. What you learned in this, and I thought to myself, maybe they learned something, maybe they didn't, but how much time did they spend in front of it? You admit it? No one is spending a half hour in front of a museum exhibition box, especially kids. Then I thought, they spent years in school learning. And minutes in front of an exhibit. You can't expect the exhibit to teach them testable things? A curriculum? A syllabus? It occurred to me that the goal of a museum, given these facts, is to inspire you to want to learn more. Not to teach you in the moment, is to flick switches, that you might have that had never been turned on, or to fan the embers that had once been raging with curiosity and for whatever reason had gone dormant. That's what needs to happen. And an immersive exhibit, its value to you, its advantage over other exhibits, is you are consumed by it, typically all of your senses may be not smell, but maybe that too. You see it. You feel it. You hear it. You look all around you. You are consumed by it, and that's what happens in a planetarium. And I tested this. I tested this. Oh, by the way, and to be to be immersive means the exhibit is bigger than you are. It has to be otherwise you can't immerse yourself in it. So
"debbie" Discussed on Crypto Cafe With Randi Zuckerberg
"I'm here with Debbie soon, my cofounder at hug and chief growth officer here in the crypto cafe. I'm your host, Randy Zuckerberg. So Debbie, I want to double click on that because not only are you an incredible business leader, but you are also a photographer and an artist you've minted and sold out your own NFT collections. So what did you learn from that process? And what are you doing differently as the space has evolved and you've evolved as an artist? Yeah, I would say, I think the number one thing that I learned was to not let fear get into way of just putting stuff out there, like I had, so I've been taking photos for a really long time. Honestly, since I was in college, I think I got my first kind of proper mess of DSLR cameras and it was all the way back in 2009, gosh. So oh no. But, you know, back in the day, I would just be posting those photos on Instagram and people would be like, oh, this is really good, but never really had an opportunity to do anything else with that work. And I guess I felt because it was always a hobby for me. I always felt like, you know, I have no business kind of putting look out there for sale and who's even going to buy it. And I guess I was just really surprised that when I did put my work out there and listed for sale there were buyers and there were people who messaged me and told me how much this resonated with them or it reminded them of a specific time and place that they were at. And so I think what I've realized is that in web three, especially where there is a community, this is such a large community of creatives. It can really be that nudge that you need to really put yourself out there. I think in terms of on the more technical side, I realized the importance of having my own spot contract, I think I started off in a very similar way to other artists when they are studying out where there are some really easy tools like open sea, which is still just NFT marketplace, has a really simple way to just upload your work and then just hit a button and it's completely free. And I think I realized that doing so through a shed smart contract on a storefront actually limits a lot of the things that you can do if your collection later for status and makes it really hard to know who has bought your work. Whereas having your own smart contract gives a lot of flexibility to. So I definitely had, I guess, a bit of that learning curve to do from the technical standpoint. I'm not a coder. But at the same time, like I said, this has been so much education that's been that's been going out. You know, we put out a lot of medication around this as well. The tools that have been developed in the past year have also improved significantly. But otherwise, it's just been such a great journey to be on because I get inspired by so many other creatives and now I'm inspired just about putting more work out regularly. I love it. And how do you stay up on the trends? Because I feel like I learn from you. I feel like half of the web three community learns from you and your Twitter threads. So in any time, you're
"debbie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"I'm sharing it, and I'm going back into it and going, yes, I consider myself a playwright, but that's the process I go through is I'm like, I'm not. I was coming here. I'm like, I can't believe I'm gonna do this. They would definitely push through. You have to push through it because I'm always gonna be in this little body that does this little dance. You introduce me to a quote from Neil Gaiman, who I also adore, who stated that most of writing is getting ready to write. Oh my God. I get ready to write. So there's a lot of getting ready. And I forget to do that. And he's so very good at that stuff. And he's so affirming of people's things. I remember when he came to mess, he had given me an advanced copy of ocean at the end of the lane. And I hadn't read it yet. And I walked out to say hi to him and he brought Michael Cheney. Michael Sheen. And they're both staring at me like in wonder. And I was like, what's going on? And he said, have you read the book yet? And I said, no. And he said, I didn't think so, and he gave me a hug and he said, this is in the same waters. You got it from the same waters as the book. And it was like that to me is such a writer who can acknowledge the specialness of creation period. But as Neil freaking game and who's not taking ownership of it, it's mine. It's like we all go to the water and we get what we have. You know what I mean? And we make sure I think getting ready is like you make sure your buckets are properly weatherproofed and you have buckets and sometimes I come with like a teaspoon and whatever you gotta be like, nope, you gotta go get more stuff so you can get more water. It's so interesting because when I was watching mess, I could understand why Neil loved it. It was so apparent to me and I loved it too. But I want to know I didn't want to talk about curtains because in 2020 you wrote an animated short story curtains and it's been accepted in film festivals around the globe. I really think it's one of the most wonderful things that you've made. And before we start talking about it, I'm wondering if you could share just a little bit high altitude plotline of the story for our listeners. I had a situation where I got in a dangerous situation. You want me to tell the specifically? Yeah, yeah. So I went to a dance class. I was in a particularly weird part of vulnerable part of my life. And I thought, I'm going to go to this dance class and be free in whatever. And I was feeling really good, and I was in one of those moments. And I got into a fender bender on the freeway. And it wasn't my fault, but it was like, it was utility truck that hit me, and I was like, go ahead. So it was in this fender bender just by myself basically because I told the guy who hit me like just go and they hit you from behind, by the way. So anybody that hates from behind is their fault. I know that, but it was like a utility truck and he looked terrified, and I have a fucking girl on TV show. And I kind of operate like that. I mean, capitalism has served me well, I guess, but I am a socialist. I'm like, I'm like, we need to share this shit. You know what I mean? So that was going to make his day really hard, and it was going to be a blip on my radar. So it was like go go go, but my fender was all jacked up. And I couldn't drive my car. And a tow truck came. And the cops came at the same time, and then the tow truck wasn't supposed to stop because I was supposed to call for one, but it was there, and he was like, the toe places right down the street. So I was like, okay. And I was wearing my contacts because I wanted to be like, I was trying to be girly and shit. And sometimes we get told stories that glasses make us look like, not attractive, suck it, world. We're with very attractive people. And so I got in the guy's car, the tow truck. I was so panicked, you know, you're shaking. I left my phone. Everything had gotten jostled, and I didn't know where it was. And I got in the car and he didn't take me to a tow truck place. We drove for a while. He got very aggressive. And I immediately, when I got in the car, I was like, oh my God. I know that world because I've been in trauma, traumatic, you know, I've dated people. I mean, I know the energy. So the second I get in the car the energy changed and I was in suddenly a dangerous situation. And what got me out of it was Criminal Minds. I ended up having to convince him that I was on this show because I did not know what was going to happen. And he ended up eventually taking me to the tow truck place. And I had written a short story about it. Written the short story that the film became and I had performed at once and people came up afterwards. All different kinds of people, like that was really important or that happened to me. And so whenever that happens, you're like, oh, that I've got to do something else with this. This is important. I was like, that's like mess. Like, oh, I got to do something. This isn't done. So I told my friend Brendan, who has this, he has his own little projection, not little. It's impressive. Jigsaw ensemble. And he said, you don't want to make this in a regular short film, Kirsten, this should be animated because I know you, you, first of all, have to lead it, but also you don't want to, you don't want to go through take after take of doing that should be animated. And I was like, okay, and then I thought this is great because the story is not about I use animals instead of people, which I think is perfect because then you're not looking at, oh, well, it's because he's, I don't know, in the story, the guy speaks not a language that I speak. And I didn't, that's not part of the story. The story is not about like, that's not part. And it immediately becomes like it levels the playing field or something. And it was really beautiful because I got to write it direct it, tell the animator specifically this is what it should be, and we actually did a scratch recording, and that's the recording we use, so I only had to do it once. And then I made it, and then Brendan was like, I'm putting it in every single, who's like, put it in every single film festival. And then the pandemic happened and you know, it's so funny, 'cause my manager, my agent, they were like, it's fine, but I don't know. What do you do with it? I was like, I just need the world to see it. I don't, I don't need, and that's why I make things, which could be a problem, but I'm just like, I just want someone to see it. And so my intention of getting it out, I wrote every publication, but it was like, it didn't get picked up anywhere, but it got into some film festivals. And so I just slapped it up on Vimeo and you can just go. You can just look it up and there it is and you can watch it. Well, we'll provide a link for our listeners, but it's beautiful. Curtains investigates the idea of vulnerability as a source of power, which is your superpower, I think. And the emotional curtains that we lay over are essential selves. And the main character is a cat. Cats are also a recurring theme for you. They're also in mess. So I'm wondering why cats. When I was in 5th grade, my sister got to go back east to a family wedding, and I did not go. And I had to be alone with my parents
"debbie" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"Ted audio collective. We can be guided in the same way that a hummingbird is guided. To build a nest. The same way we can get back to our true connection if we get out of our own way. From the Ted audio collective, this is design matters with Debbie millman. For 18 years, Debbie millman has been talking with designers and other creative people about what they do, how they got to be who they are and what they're thinking about and working on. On this episode, record producer Rick Rubin talks about his book on creativity. It's the first time my name has been on the front of something. My name's always on the back. When the celebrated record producer Rick Rubin decided to write about making great art. He created a book about how to be in the world. This is because he believes, as I do, that life itself is a creative act. Rick Rubin has won 9 Grammy Awards and over the years he has produced a who's who of musical artists from the Dell to the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Jay-Z. His range is vast and his talents are many. They also include prose, this man can really write. Rick's latest creation is a rich meditation and love letter of sorts to creativity, and it just debuted at the very top of The New York Times Best Seller list. Its titled the creative act, a way of being, and we're going to talk all about it and more in our conversation today. Rick Rubin, welcome to design matters. Hello, pleasure meeting you.
"debbie" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
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Her older sister, Felicia, always thought Debbie would become a dancer. Debbie had such an early enthusiasm for the past time. But growing up in segregated Houston in the 50s meant that most dance schools wouldn't let Debbie in. Two women helped to change that. The first was Patsy Swayze. Yes, Patrick Swayze's mother. When Debbie was just a kid, she would walk by Patsy Swayze's dance school. Debbie would look inside wishing she could join. One day, Patsy came out and said, little girl, why are you out there? Debbie apologized, but Patsy told Debbie to show up to class the next day. The other woman who helped change the course of Debbie's life was her mother, Vivian. When Debbie was 9 years old, her mother took her and her sister to live in Mexico for 9 months. There, the girls could eat at lunch counters and attend dance classes on bothered. Debbie's talent was recognized and affirmed. The experience opened up new possibilities for her. Debbie took her momentum and hit the ground running when the family returned to Texas. By the time she was in high school, Debbie was performing with the Houston grand opera ballet group. In addition to her other extracurriculars. She went on to study at Howard University. One summer she attended the American dance festival in Connecticut. There, she met pioneers of contemporary dance and choreography, including Alvin ailey, Twyla Tharp, and tally baby. As Debbie later told The Washington Post, there was no turning back after that. In 1970, Debbie had her Broadway debut as a member of the chorus in the musical pearly. Throughout the 70s, she found roles in theater, TV, and film. But her big break came in 1980 with the film and later TV series fame. Debbie played a tough love dance instructor on screen. But first, you have to become a dancer. Now you may be hot stuff up in Harlem, or you may have the best Tutu collection in the country. It doesn't matter. I don't have time for prima donnas. You want to become a dancer? You're going to have to work. Work your little tights off. Offscreen, she choreographed the dance numbers, directed episodes and served as a role model for the other young actors and dancers. In many ways, fame was a preview for what was to come. Tabby won several awards for her work on fame, two Emmys as a lead choreographer and a Golden Globe for best actress. Then came more knockout musical theater performances. West side story and sweet charity, which was choreographed by Bob Fosse and another woman were featuring this month. Gwen Verdon Debbie had made a name for herself. She was a multi talented performer with incredible stamina. And her fellow castmates looked up to her as a leader. This reputation helped her land another huge job on a series called a different world. The show was about life on campus at a historically black college. It was a spin off of the Cosby show, which featured Debbie's sister Felicia as Claire huxtable. In 1988, a different world was starting at second season, and Felicia noticed that morale on set was low. She suggested that her sister joined the project as a director. Debbie quickly improved the communication between writers and actors, giving the actors more of a voice and giving the storylines more depth. She helped transform the show into a classic that helped to grow enrollment at historically black colleges and universities by more than 24%. In the early 2000s, Debbie founded the Debbie Allen dance academy to create the place she wished she had access to as a child. She built a welcoming and rigorous environment for every kid who walks in. Today, Debbie continues to direct produce act and foster new talent. Each year her dance company puts on her adaptation of a classic ballet. Debbie calls it the hot chocolate nutcracker. A recent Netflix documentary about the dance company and the annual performance shows what it takes for kids to become artists. A knowledge of dance history, kindness to your classmates and strong dedication. Debbie tells them every day is a rehearsal for the rest of your life. All month we're talking about movers and shakers. For more information, check us out on Facebook and Instagram at will manica podcast. Special thanks to Liz Kaplan, my favorite sister and co creator. Talk to you tomorrow. Spring is finally here. Time to refresh your growth closet with fun or train clothing from justice. Now available in all Walmart stores and at Walmart dot com slash justice girls. Justice has the same great quality and styles your girl loves. At the value you expect from Walmart, with teas and shorts starting at just $10. Plus, pool ready swimsuits and accessories starting at just $14. Refresh your tweens closet with justice. Empowering girls and those who love them since 2004. 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"debbie" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Debbie and I are talking about a documentary film we just watched together with family. It's called My Octopus Teacher and I was saying at the end of the last segment, what's really remarkable about this film, it's about a man's relationship. I mean, we wrote about people having a relationship with a cat or with a dog, a domestic animal, an octopus is a tiny mollusk. It's basically a little ball of substance with these tentacles and suckers. It's got, I don't know, a hundred or more suckers. And about 2000, I think. But 2000. And it floats in the water and it has its own sort of ecosystem in life. And yet this guy and this is what makes this film I think kind of amazing and like your take on it is he doesn't just go on to the water and go, okay there's a bunch of different trees here and a bunch of different animals and it's so spectacularly beautiful. He decides to form a relationship with one particular animal and it turns out to be an octopus. The octopus, yeah, so when he first saw it, he, it really, one of the things I think that he was surprised at was the fact that the octopus kind of looked at him. Check him out. Check him out. You know, like, who are you? And he was like, I was trying to build trust. And I'm like thinking, you're trying to build trust with an octopus. I mean, you know, but he basically equated the intelligence of the octopus, like a domestic cat or dog. And he said that the, in fact, a couple of times he dropped the camera, or he dropped something and he startled the octopus and he was like, oh, I blew it. I can't believe I did that. Because the octopus was recently reaching out to him like he was gonna touch him and then it scared him and he'd be like whisked off and they create this plume behind them, which is actually a kind of a defense mechanism to blind the predator, but anyway, so he just kept going every day every single day. And the other thing that I was surprised to hear was that an octopus life span is only one year. So he, you know, this is part of the paid sauce of the film because the film has a beautiful narrative arc. In fact, it follows almost a classic arc of any good story in which you have something that sets off the narrator.
"debbie" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Could be a variety of things i mean. But but it's it's stepping over your questions and being trusting that if god is leading you to do something. He's going to provide everything you need to accomplish. His will So it's it's an incredible story. ub i i just. I love ministering to two women. And i love seeing them grow and his grace and grow in faith and growing confidence in him. And that's what she praises about you. Know prayer is the baseline for everything. A has a believer in. So that's my hope. Every girl they would know they would grow in their understanding of who he is and what he can do in through them. I love it. I love all my goodness i could just talk to you forever but i just i just want you to know god his used you significantly in my life in in some ways i think you for not for not staying comfortable for not just saying you know what i'm just a shadow kinda girl. I'm just the background kinda girl that you were willing to let god call you fourth and step out in faith and and you know again. I just want to say to those listening. Please don't get enamored with the huge dream. Yeah 'cause you'll miss his presence along the way. Yes and i think you can hear in debbie's heart in her voice just how much she loves. Jesus and isn't that girls. Listen you ministry girls. Isn't that what we want to replicate asked. That's what we want to replicate. And i just love to have you pray over our girls out there as we close our podcast time together. Well let me say first. Every girl who's listening. God has a plan of purpose for your life. He wants he wants to use you in whatever setting you're in he wants to use you to bring the atmosphere of faith into your homes in tier workplaces. He wants you to embrace the truth.
"debbie" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"Short took a day. A hotel room. And i was just like lord. I need you to show me what to do. An eight hours on the bed in this hotel. Which per i purpose just to be with god because i needed his hell. I needed his help as a leader. I needed help to look differently at my situation. I needed to look at it by faith in a not in my own Thinking i needed to look at it through his is eight hours and god radically. I can say radically changed my heart and it was like a light bulb. Went off in my my mind and my thinking my spirit and he called me a what he was calling me and i was running and once i said yes it was like my whole heart change. It was like i was completely different person. Why could not wait to tell john. John god's changed me. I am the one he's calling. I am the one he's saying. Debbie lead and i will give you the everything you need to to accomplish my well. I went from wanting to run from leading women to being so excited. I could not wait to see what he was gonna do. Yeah but it took me. It took me being obedient. It took me saying yes it took. It took me intentionally spending time with him. Amen for him to change my heart And for me too it just embrace the truth the would he says about all of us that he is designed to be enough harpist created us for what he is called us to do and given us everything we need to accomplish his will And so that was. That was the beginning and i can't say well it's been all amazing. It's been hard sometimes in hard days. And there's been days when i still feel like. Oh what am i doing. So far beyond me and i'm from that point on the church's grown in there's moments where like it's outgrown my ability and then god says it hasn't outgrown mine..
"debbie" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"What he was saying. He was saying debbie. Don't don't you. Don't i don't believe what he's saying is true. And we went home that night and prayed about it and felt like god was leading us to come. The this man was not a bad person. Yeah yeah In god we took the position we served under him. It was difficult. But this he this pastor lab to god yeah he wanted to honor god with his life and god wanted to use him. Teach us things That we would take into ministry. He taught us things that he didn't that we knew we didn't want to be if that makes sense. Yeah and and so I'm thankful for those that year and a half two years that we were under his leadership and also god began to use that season to cause me to evaluate his truth about me Because i had to come to a place. Where i believe the word of god over what anyone would say over me or speak over me or or my past the things that i've experienced that had created insecurity in my spirit. And you you know we can. I knew scripture. Joanna use psalms one thirty nine by heart. My parents read truth over us over their children and spoke truth over us but honestly until we believe that truth for ourselves we can have hanging on the wall. We can have it memorized but until we believe it. it's not going to radically effect our thinking. And and so you know she believes shares a lot of that journey And really. I did not. I started to understand that. I was thinking wrongly about myself Through those first few years of ministry. But it took years and years. Before i fully embrace the truth of god's word for myself and said okay. God i believe you have Perfectly an intentionally created for the purposes that you are calling me too and that with with you in me. I can do all things that you called me to and And do them effectively through your power that is were at work in me And once i honestly chose to believe that for myself. That's when i saw god opened doors That i would have never imagined would have opened. I love it so ministry. So one of the things that i i see in a seat in my own life to is the things that i've struggled with what i think are liabilities. What i think are going to keep me from being affected are actually the places that guide us is most and i see that in you. Debbie like you know that girl you see that girl who struggling you know her you see that girl who feels inadequate use yet girl who who just wants to kind of be invisible and you know how to drive out and i was just thinking last night of though is prayed. Oh god please let me work. I was thinking first of all for of you. Who are listening. You know debbie. Her story is really beautiful. They went onto a two to pastor at different situations planted a church. It didn't really go very well now. Springfield and then began to fulfil. Just this as orey now have over. Twelve thousand people worshiping on a sunday morning at multiple. Campuses You have a prayer media that has five to six thousand yet. The thing i love about you. Debbie is. You are still. You're still that girl with heart wide open. And and you are that girl who i honestly think. I think you're the heart behind. James river back. Because i walk into this mega church and i feel the love that and i think far from being a liability girl..
"debbie" Discussed on The Living Room with Joanna Weaver
"We were married when we were nineteen. We were high school sweethearts and then john. John was saved when he was sixteen. So he didn't have a background of understanding the church world or pastoring where. I was raised in in church and in a pastor's home but walk through some difficult experiences with my parents And so that kind of created insecurity in me with regards to going into ministry and we had our first interview for our first position when we were just twenty years old. We had only been married. I think we'd been married six months. And we were interviewing for a youth pastor position and we. The pastor asked us to meet him. That was interviewing us. The lead pastor of the church that we were candid or minister. Pardon me the pastor that we were interviewing with for the youth pastor position we met at a restaurant in town and i remember Getting ready for that interview. I was so so nervous. And i think i changed clothes like four or five times. I wanted to dress the part. I wanted to look the part and i i i i remember thinking if i'm just if i don't say anything if i'm quiet. Hopefully he won't realize that. I might be a handicap to to john and to what god was calling john to do and and so i went in To that interview just like okay. Just keep your mouth shut. Debbie and it was easy to do because the pastor pretty much focused all of his attention on john in for for the hour long interview he really never looked at me or he didn't ask me any questions and i was like thrilled with that. I thought this is awesome. So he got done with the interview in. He said or asking john the questions. Chun oh my goodness. I'm so impressed with you. You you're very articulate and I'm just you know I just see god's hand on you..
"debbie" Discussed on The Product Experience
"Experience. A podcast in which we try and get other people to tell us how to do our jobs better so far. It's been working pretty well for us. Yes it has. I'm not smith. And i've landed up from dang mets and day shea was especially. Oh because i'm building a team at my current role. We talked with debbie. Maddin the ceo and founder of stride consulting the author of the new book high women of this book to And not only because short and despite the title. It's not only about women. There's so much here that's applicable to everyone. Whether you're a manager currently enrolled or looking for your next one he's awesome and already paying some of this into practice so let's get to it now. Debbie.
"debbie" Discussed on Teen Mom Trash Talk
"So now, here's this, is the funny part about this, but she's like, you know, you can ask first, of all, she always talks about herself in the third person. Always, yes, Mommy. Anything I would have been like, who is this? Mommy, we talk of all the time, right? I thought you were, Mommy. I thought you were just Leah. Oralia. Yeah. She's like, you can ask Mommy anything cuz this is a safe place this TV show with all the cameramen is always cuz, you know, what is not that many people watch the show anymore. She's not wrong, is a safe place. If you just want to share with about a hundred thousand people like any kind of private things. Just if you want to ask Tracy and Noel about puberty, just talk to the camera. It's the cameras. They're going to tell you I think that they should listen to the podcast. Yeah that would be great. I think that they could see some so much. Should we start a podcast teaching children about The Facts of Life birth? Oh man. Crazy, people would love it. I would say that they might have to be a little bit older. I would say thirteen would be the 13 to 16. I can give advice. I would like to give it off tonight. Thirteen to sixteen year olds? Yes. Might not be the best, but should we join the big sister program? Sure. And then, but then also only do it on. Zoom only do it off Only Girl Scout cookies. Okay. I definitely think that's two different organizations. You can be a big sister, Girl Scout. You would have to get from a big sister cookies. I'd be a big sister brownie if you wanted. I was a brownie. I was not I was a girl scout. I wasn't a brownie. I was a brownie. Then a Girl Scout Brownie starts a little bit younger but I would like to have been a brownie. You are a brownie. I am a brownie. We should get you a brownie outfit. Say you should have just made me like, Debbie Little Debbie. Come here, a little, Debbie Little Debbie Winters. I think my parents dropped the ball on that one. Huh? Little Debbie Winters. They should have called you. Tasty. Sara, Lee, winter. You know, there's just so many Sara Lee, tasty. Debbie Young, so many favorite treats there, that's really funny. Joke Yoda for short. Come on, ding dong. Let's go..
"debbie" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Laura debbie macomer deck the hallmark podcast mad at trace for yellen out macomer. But we have to get in no less than thirty eight. Debbie macomer in this episode. We're doing the best. We can to say debbie macomer as many times. we're at two hundred. start not to be debbie downer. But it's going to be tough to do. I'll say that. I think debbie macomer is going to be proud of our efforts regardless if we get close she says gopher if demi proud gosh forget him. Being debbie mccumber hasn't been proud of day in her life. they they call her. Never proud. Debbie debbie downer. Wwl we should get her on the pod on the book club hard get. I imagine you haven't tried. I have not tried. I feel a little elsie from the books. And you haven't even retail w home read tabby. I'm scared god embarrassed because she's not proud of anybody. So your words you've got it all podcast and just be like eventually disappointed paying. And then i. I supposed to say yes who cares. She's not gonna like what i to say about this movie paying. The did the podcast. He did it he interview. We have a clip we have. Hey you've written three thousand books point. What's your favorite one. I don't need a favorite. What i write up to stop that clip trace. It is very very clear tracy that you play debbie macomer for this interview. What do you mean. it's you talking to panda the not debbie and we all know it now that does that does make sense because first of all we did a skype call. The screen was the whole time. God bless it all. She did multiple times on and also the email was drian pan- panicky trading christmas. I love that. We kept playing that clip. Debbie macomer. Baby we're off to a good start gets come. It's going to be debbie mccumber's synopsis. Coming up no. I think i'll i'll say Boy guys trade. Christmas i will say we have been in the show for just shy of three years. And we've asked to this movie. All the tug all the time more than anyone more than any assault. Well we came out of the gate hard for the top five so christmas card. People said all still request. Christmas all we did got an olga got god died from bomb proximity. Listen love the troops. Love the troops. I would love to do a re. Watch chris carnally. We do know the classic. There's so many we're so green then green then. We always you know kind of remark how we can do the same show. And it just doesn't ever feel old. It feels very evergreen to us. The day we start re watching movies. No but what. i'm saying. We were so green back then. I guarantee something better. it's bad dot. i'd say anything. Bring anything new to the cpa like it because they just straight make out at the end of it like it is a full on. Just forget about that. It's whole hog andrew walker. All hug. everybody sound the alarm trading. Christmas trainee macomer bringing home. Christmas originally aired on november. Twenty six w macomer twenty eleven and a little something like this few years ago. Debbie watched the holiday. And so i got an idea. So here's a situation bear with me. Everybody emily her husband passed away three years ago. She's a second grade teacher. She lives in washington in a small little town and she is preparing for the holidays. She loves christmas so she's very excited because her daughter heather who's in college is coming home and they always do big and it's just means a lot to her especially because her husband is passed away now emily Finds out that her daughter is going to do something else during this wants to hang out with friends and so she's like okay. I'll just be all by myself. This christmas half fun so she calls her fringe faith. Faith works at a clown shop at a p and she is divorced. she's an event. Planner is typically. What she does she lives in san fran and their friends and they're talking about what what she should do for christmas and she encourages her to to figure out to do something i saw for. Maybe maybe go out there and visit her just figured out. Meanwhile we meet charles in boston. An english teacher professor. He's also an author. He's working on his latest novel. He's having a very difficult time doing that. And so his brother. Ray also lives in boston. Slower owns a software security company. Harry mysterious and he says. Hey ray Hey charles you should go. And it troubles is in this mutant unreal so cool so switching houses baby so raise does know christmas. Keep going ray does tell his brother charles address and it is russia. He should go away so now. Rich out to to write this book to get some fresh fresh eyes and fresh point of views. Get out of boston and figure it out. So that's great now emily to that. She's going to fly to boston to surprise her daughter. Who's going to college at boston. College and She's unaware that her daughter is flying across the country to go to phoenix with her boyfriend. Jason are you confused yet by all the characters fans totally. I don't i didn't understand the movie at off. So emily and charles find each other on a house swapping websites they trade houses they trade christmas and they're going to be in each other's houses in each other's homes and boston and washington For the week. Charles arise in washington and he discovers emily's house Is looks like are set. Did at christmas time christmas everywhere. He doesn't seem very happy about that. We don't really know why. Emily arrives in boston. Charles apartment and discovers. That won her daughter's there she's in phoenix and says you're just in boston for no reason and to mary a christmas decoration to be found. Now emily's friend faith remember her the clown girl. She takes a plane and a bus to surprise her friend in washington wants to see her but her friend and tell her hey. I'm going to boston so she shows up charles's there and so she's like she's very like to be here. Regardless.
"debbie" Discussed on Good Girls Talk About Sex
"Really just. I am dealing with feeling like that. I'm now i'm dealing with that. Taboo of don't even say i fall in. I believe in this. I didn't think i did that. Oldham and shouldn't have sex You know yeah yeah. And i'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed a little pissed it myself. I guess that. I care and Yeah i mean. I'm just that's where i am right now. That's if full acceptance s regnery. Now i want. I feel like i can see the lightning tunnel of it at some point and embrace it more and stuff but that's not is just feeling like a little bit and it's pissing me off because obviously i had a decade of pregnancy right pregnant pregnant breastfeeding so. It's kind of like kat it can i just. I just want to joy myself. Finally and i do but i'm feeling like you know i don't know.
"debbie" Discussed on Good Girls Talk About Sex
"Hey friends you know. I love it when people approach me to be interviewed on the podcast. Usually listener will submit the form on my website which you can find at. Www dot good girls talk dot com for slash guest and based on that form. I usually know their age race. Sexual orientation relationship status and whatever small tidbit of their story that they choose to share but in some cases when i connect with people through other means i know almost nothing and that was the case with debbie. The only thing. I knew about her prior to the interview was that she's postmenopausal because it's often hard to get women who are postmenopausal to have these conversations. I jumped at the opportunity to interview her even without knowing anything else. And that's how we ended up in the middle of a conversation that i had absolutely no idea was coming and i'm going to let it unfold for you just as it did for me but i wanna let you know before we start that. If you're familiar with the world of competitive gymnastics as i am. Our conversation may bring up some questions for you. It certainly did for me so part way through the show. I'm going to break in and do my best to clear up those questions as much as we can. But there's a lot of story to tell before we get there so let's dive in. Debbie is a fifty two year old sister gender female. She describes herself as white. Heterosexual monogamous married and postmenopausal. She describes her body as average. I am so pleased to introduce wti. Debbie thank you so much for being with me today. I'm really excited to talk with you. I'm looking forward. You sound a little bit nervous. And i wanna tell you that. That is so normal. I well that would it would be weird. I think for me. If i weren't so i i am so i'm yeah i'm feeling excited rather than nervous or it's changing. I can feel my body changing from nervous too excited. Excellent anticipatory like what's going to happen. Well let's dive in So the first question. I ask everyone is. What is your first memory of sexual pleasure. Oh my gosh actually. What a great question Pleasure is fleshing. Just okay my. I am was my first boyfriend. How old were you. I sixteen and deer member. What the things were that. were happening. That caused you that experience. A pleasure my first vivid memory which is pretty cool was such sweetie five. I think he had learned from Older friends or magazines or somewhere. This really cool thing using ice. it was just. It was just really lovely. I think what was so lucky about that at full trust so i could just relax and be really vulnerable and relaxed and at the same time. Just be in my body and yeah so i just was able to lie. There was hit my bedrooms classic highschool bedroom by it. No one was home. Run of those things and your clothes were off. How much of your yes. yes. I was completely naked. And he just like you know putting this ice cube melting summer really hot. I'm from southern california so melting ice cube on meaning any and it was just really lovely honestly like that is. It's funny how that came to me right away. And i had kind of forgotten about that would probably be the first time that i remember really yet. That sounds really lovely. Yeah yeah yeah so us. You moved right into a nude experience with that boyfriend. But i assume you didn't get naked with him immediately so So let's let's back up a little bit into your earlier. Years had used started masturbating at any point before him. I don't think so i. It was around that time i could have been. I think my memory is that it was because of him and with him we learn together. He was very certain that he wanted to wait until he was married before he had sex in. I talked him into it. I thought it would be a really good idea for us. And we didn't have to talk him into it though. It didn't take that much docking. Didn't take that much but tone turning away. it's just easier not to Is that okay. I know look you in the icon. I don't talk freely about that too. Many people yeah. So how did the two of you sort of navigate that where he thought. I should wait until marriage and you pushing a little bit further and faster. Did he have any guilt over that did. Was there any shame in that relationship. I really lucky if at this relationship. It's so funny. Because i like that. We've started with this. Because.
"debbie" Discussed on A New Direction
"Right by the way with that requires us to have an emotional grammar that you that you can really tap into others. It's not just about being mad and sad and happy rate. I mean there's there's variations within that. What is your emotional grammar. There's lots to do that. So how would you rank yourself on a scale and went to ten in training and then finally there's the spiritual training a lot of people say they're not spiritual spiritual few believe that you're going to do something in the future and it hasn't happened yet but you believe you are going to do whatever it is with going to bake ation or whether you know going out with friends you know the truth matters. Faith hasn't happened. But you believe it's going to happen. That's fake that spiritual right spiritual spirituality can go deeper. You know what puts you at a sense of peace and contentment in the midst. The chaos that spiritual. And what are you doing to create that for yourself. Are you know whether that's a god or nature or meditation or You know mantras and affirmations whatever it is. How's the training going in. Is it working. And if it's not working then you need to change your training just like we need to do in all of our training in these four years of your life so we've got four numbers. You got a physical mental emotional spiritual number. That's like the legs of right if the legs of its legs are uneven. Guess what your posture is going to be bad. And that's just not good on your body and your in your back and it's just gonna make things especially if he had a home office. Usually have to debbie about that but the same time if you choose to low we can't eat at a healthy table and speaking about someone who both at the right level and has her legs. Oh going up on her chair..