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"delorean" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Sweepstakes comes straight from 1985. 5. Are you telling me that you built a time machine? Out of a Delorean? Bloomberg reporter Hannah Elliott says the current owners of the Delorean brand are working on an updated electrified version of the iconic sports car, made famous Back to the Future. We all have this nostalgic feeling from the movie and Marty McFly and Doc and it's just like, what? It's coming back. The car is projected to arrive in 2024, but Elliott says it's just vaporware for now. 2024 is right around the corner. How to vote speaking. I'm pretty skeptical. It's an awesome looking car, but I'm not putting down a deposit quite yet. And before you put down a deposit, know that the new Delorean won't be street legal. Rose. Where we're going, we don't need roads. Larry kofsky, Bloomberg radio and JIT makes innovation happen. It also makes entrepreneurs like Anya o'dwyer, founder of innovate, a tech driven civil engineering and construction management firm, Anya says and JIT is defining the future. Injury, I tease extremely important as a hub of disciplines all in one space with all of these brilliant minds. NGOs roll is huge when it comes to defining the future and power from an interdisciplinary point of view. They have it all there, whether it's the innovation hub, the makerspace, and JIT is already creating fash collaboration between the disciplines and you have civil engineers speaking
"delorean" Discussed on Marathon Training Academy
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"delorean" Discussed on Marathon Training Academy
"My way well my way all right, we're on the podcast now with Delorean ostrom. Joining us from the state of Georgia, Delorean is working with coach Henry on quite a big goal. We're running a marathon every month this year. Delorean welcome to the MTA podcast. How many people ask you if you own a Delorean? More than I would like to admit and I get a ton of Back to the Future jokes. And then I have to bring it up. He had to go there, right? Yeah, it was worse when I waited tables. When I waited tables, I would get it all the time. So what do you do for a living now? I'm a chef. I cater a private school daily is my day job. And then I have a meal prep company and a food truck. Wow. Sounds like you've got a lot going. Yeah. So that's cool. So as a food truck just kind of like for weekends and events. I'd do it as much as I can and do a lot of breweries and then events throughout the year. What's the name of the food truck and what do you guys serve? Southern grace? We serve my spin on southern food. That sounds delicious. That sounds like a food truck that I would get sucked into. Especially if it was parked at a brewery. So I've always wondered, we'll get to the running in a second, but I've always wondered like, do you have like a real passion for it 'cause I'm sure it's like a high stress high pressure job, right? Yeah, yeah, I was about 15 years old and my parents had this crazy idea to move on top of a mountain and on top of that mountain there was nothing except for a lodge across the street and I went across street and was like, hey, can I bus table with you guys? And I was busting tables for a couple months and realized the cooks were having a lot more fun. So I started cooking and I've never looked back. Awesome. And tell us about your family. You know you have a beautiful wife and two daughters tell us how you guys met and a little bit about your family. So me and my wife met on match dot com. I was a chef at a restaurant and I worked all day every day. She was a physician's assistant. So Anna urgent care and she worked all day every day. So we really didn't get to go out and meet people. So we both got on and ended up messaging each other and we went out on our first date. She said, I talked a lot. But she decided that, hey, I'll go on another date with this guy, and I got home that night and I deleted match dot com. You're.
"delorean" Discussed on Marathon Training Academy
"You did an 18 mile long run yesterday. How did that go? Well, it was snowing or sleeting the whole time. So it was not very pleasant. Let me just leave it at that. I want to hear the full story. Let's circle back to this at the end of the podcast episodes. Everyone stay tuned. We're going to debrief Angie on how she got through her snowy 18 mile. All right, so right off the top, we want to make a couple quick shout outs before we play our interview today. And this comes from David, he says, I did my first and only 50 K, I ran the way to cool 50 K and cool California just outside of Sacramento. So wait, wait, there is a cool California you didn't know that being from California? No. Everyone from California is cool. David goes on to say it was a gorgeous course, but the most difficult course I've ever run. 4800 feet of elevation gain, several sections are strenuous and difficult even if you hike them. They have angels and demons in the pearly Gates at mile 30. Wow. My goal was to go sub 7 hours and I beat it by almost an hour and a half and I felt okay at the end. The LA marathon is coming up soon. And this note comes from Suzanne, who is a coaching client, she says, I had a great race at the coast guard half marathon in Elizabeth city, North Carolina. The course was flat, the people were nice and I had family cheering me to a PR by over three minutes. Thanks to MTA coach lyn for all your help. Awesome, well, congrats on the PR, always nice. That's right. And speaking of PRs, we're gonna jump into our conversation with academy member and coaching client Delorean ostrom, who's got quite a story. He just ran a PR at the Snickers marathon in Georgia, and this was only 6 days after a February marathon..
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Back to the Future debuted in 1985 right around the time of John DeLorean's trial, and while the reputation of both the car and the man seemed to be totaled, Marty McFly's adventure in the car from the future froze it in time as an iconic character in a blockbuster that would be upheld as one of the greatest films ever. Some have lamented that perhaps, had the movie been released during the production of the Delorean, things may have been very different. But that goes with the story of the Delorean, doesn't it? A string of bad luck and worst timing. In a 1996 TV interview, mister Delorean said. I ended up living a lifestyle I couldn't believe. The tragic thing is, you start to believe your own press, I fully confess to becoming egomaniacal. You believe you are omnipotent and you surround yourself by people who tell you what you want to hear. Rather than the truth. The Delorean was so tied into the history of automobiles that even after John DeLorean's death. In 2005, supporters and detractors are still debating his accomplishments and failures. There are still over 6000 original DMC 12s in the world today. Two thirds of the 9000 that were ever made. Car enthusiasts warship the Delorean and the people who have worked at the factories or headquarters still get together to talk about the magic of the cars and the beauty of that time. But the best way to sum up the final days of the Delorean story can be found in the car itself. It was said that in the last Delorean to have come off the production line, it had the words etched inside the right hand door, which read the end of the dream, or is it? Special thanks to Barry wills for his contributions to this episode and sharing his story on the iconic Delorean cars and thank you for tuning in to this week's the great fail. Please make sure to visit our website at the great fail dot com for behind the scene audio and video footage. If you like these episodes and want us to continue bringing you more, please subscribe to our newsletter because, well, not connecting with you would be our great fail. While you're at it, simply tell a friend about the show that would help us out too. The research on each episode is extensive, but none of them would be possible without the tireless efforts of researchers, writers and reporters. They are all credited on the great veil dot com under our show notes. Lastly, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at the great failed pod and please subscribe rate review this podcast on iTunes to show your support. We'll be back in two weeks with a brand new episode and remember folks.
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"A final bump in the road really did them in. Perhaps most notable to the ending of the Delorean was what occurred in October 1982 when mister Delorean was arrested for drug trafficking in a Los Angeles hotel room after an alleged attempt to smuggle around 59 pounds of cocaine as part of a $24 million trafficking operation he was said to be financing in a dramatic effort to save his company. The details that the FBI laid out were vague and confusing from who had the drugs to who proposed the operation to just how many millions of dollars were moving and how many millions of dollars were missing from DMC's accounts. And after the company filed for bankruptcy, it was discovered that $17 million of their investment money was missing. And all of the Delorean's financiers, including the British government, were asking questions. Except the paper trail was too hard to follow. These inquiries eventually led to John Z Delorean's indictment in 1985 on 15 federal charges of fraud, racketeering and wire fraud. As for the drug sting, mister Delorean was ultimately acquitted of them, finding he had been entrapped by the FBI. I was given instruction the night before John's arrest, which demonstrates how the American government and the British government are exactly what was going on. I was told that I'd got to close the company the following morning. It was only when I woke up that following morning to hear on the news that Joe had been arrested, but I understood the reasons why. In these hazy details that the bureau had laid out at the time of the arrest, it was found that the undercover agents and informants had found out the amount of money mister Delorean needed to keep the company afloat and posed as investors for two months before revealing to him in the final moments that the money hinged on a drug trafficking scheme. For the fact that eventually John was found not guilty, because the clear entrapment of the situation made no difference. He was there, but the company was still dead. The Delorean.
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Now bear in mind, once funding was received, mister Delorean was set out to do something that no one else has ever done before. And that was to establish a team, establish a support staff, a workforce, build out a huge manufacturing plant that would make a stainless steel sports car all within 18 months. We were taking a call from two prototypes, which were not fully proven, were not fully engineered really, but were certainly being built to raise the funds very successfully. And take those prototypes to production vehicles and in a remarkably short period of time. In fact, John had convinced the government that he could be done in 18 months. We all knew that that was impossible. Putting that into context, it takes Porsche 7 years to design and build a brand new car. It takes four 5 years. Was mister Delorean truly prepared to upend industry standards or was his fledgling company to ambitious unrealistic or maybe even reckless. The first car rolled off the line quickly in 1981 leaving no time to test pilot and fix the bugs before shipping cars off and fulfilling orders. But there were bugs, major ones. The gull wing doors didn't shut properly and oftentimes got stuck. The dye from the floor mats were rubbing off on shoes. The battery life was really short and stainless steel panels kept a visible trace of hand Mark prints and smudges, and unlike the Pontiac GTO, the Delorean's horsepower was really quite underwhelming. It was rumored that when Johnny Carson took the Delorean out for a spin on the first day, it broke down. Though sales at first were phenomenal because it outsold Porsche 9 11 and Mercedes in the U.S., it wasn't long before its reputation led to a slow in sales. And it didn't help that in a stroke of bad luck. British and Northern Ireland shipping workers went on strike, disrupting the supply chain and leading to labor problems, quality control issues, slowed manufacturing, which were all deterrence for production. Though many high profile and famous people already had their orders in, once word on the production flaws got out, the company was in trouble. Their first year was shaping up to be a disaster and they would need more funding in order to get it back on track. However, the second year wasn't any better. The purpose of setting up in Belfast Ireland was that it would be backed by British government's money. The Delorean motor company had been promised more funding once the first cars rolled off the production line. Except, again, due to poor timing and luck for the company, when Margaret Thatcher came into power, her conservative policies did not include continuing with this funding. At the same time, the U.S. was dragged into a recession that drove up fuel prices and slowed down car sales pretty abruptly. Wills had gone to the U.S. to suss out the car market earlier and saw just how quickly inventory was leaving dealerships. But within a month, the situation had changed completely. America entered the worst winter weather wise. It experienced decades, they brought pretty well. The eastern side of the country to a halt. People stopped spending money on anything that reminded us of all saga and for instance, were building the rabbit out in America in those days. They closed their plants, never threat to reopen. So bad was a situation economic situation. It brought about a recession, a sudden snap recession, but I think for people to stop buying anything. On the onset of the recession, mister Delorean did what he knew best. He made bold moves and rather than sit on a large inventory of unsold cars, decided to build even.
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Attracting the press. That's right, he was married to supermodel Christina Ferrer during that time and to understand just how beloved he really was. It was one key element at the Geneva motor show when we were launching the car in Europe, let's say. It was press day at that motor show. The journalists on cameramen were dotted all around the halls talking to executives on the various costumes when suddenly a buzz went around the John DeLorean casino fare had arrived and there was an amazing rush of journalists in cameraman towards the door that they arrived at. And it really was a staggering moment when you realize that your boss wasn't just a car guy. He was a celebrity in his own right. So as the story goes, the unveiling of the concept for the DMC 12 became what we know as the Delorean, and around 1979, the factory began built out. Once the money started rolling in, DMC's main headquarters weren't Detroit, and mister Delorean also set up a factory in Northern Ireland because that allowed him to secure the biggest chunk of his funding. It was offered financial incentives from the British government because it created jobs in Belfast which had the highest rate of unemployment and workers without traits. Many of whom never really held a job before. This funding along with his contributions from his investors totaled a $100 million. It seemed like the Delorean was on its way up. The prototype was hand built and boy was it something of the future. Everyone who was anyone wanted to get their hands on it. The premise of the advertising would be on the concept of being inducted into an elite club. That would allow you to be, quote, living the dream. By owning one, but what.
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"The fame, the accolades, the money, but he was ambitious and he wanted more. He wanted to build his own brand. And his brainchild naturally would be an extension of himself. The Delorean. And here's where I bring in Barry wills, who as he describes is the only surviving executive director of the Delorean motor cars limited. And their longest serving employee over its entire history. Here's how he first got involved with the company. My background in the auto industry had been in purchasing. Although I'd moved on to a much broader general management sphere of activity, through the last couple of jobs I'd had in the industry. But my core skill was out of purchasing. And when I met John, much of my surprise within half an hour of the interview, it offered me a job of director of purchasing. And wills took it undoubtedly. Because that prototype was nothing like what he had ever seen in his years working at Jaguar. The Delorean was revolutionary and the epitome of ostentatious. It was unique, dramatic and immediately recognizable. Mister Delorean had three unwavering demands for his vision. The drawing was unique in the one and two ways. But the most significant factor about the lawyer was that its body was just staying the steel. They were unpainted. It had never been done before, and in fact, doesn't have been done since for that matter. And also the car had a rear engine in the style of the Porsches of that era, which had going doors. It was in the first car they have building doors, the Mercedes SL procedure that is going to drop the infamous brick building in Canada and go indoors. But the combination of stainless steel body surface, a rear engine, and going doors was absolutely unique. And those are the three factors that John told me were absolutely sacrosanct in terms of this specification of the car. Anything could be changed other than those three elements. The two seater sports car was made of stainless steel so it would never rust. It had the iconic gullwing doors which met the doors hinged at the top to open upwards like the wings of a seagull. And it had a mid range engine. These three features and one car had never been accomplished before. It would be unprecedented and it most certainly would turn heads. He recruited the most sought after designer giorgetto, whose resume included Ferrari,.
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Growing up in the heart of the automotive industry Detroit, Michigan, it seemed like a future in the auto industry was always faded from mister Delorean. He was the son of immigrant factory workers. His dad actually was a union organizer and foundry worker at Ford, but was stunted in his career growth due to struggles with alcoholism. Despite the difficult home life that the younger Delorean experienced, he still excelled in school, was elected into the honor society and went off to serve in the army, later earning a master's in automotive engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. It wasn't long before those around him started to recognize him as a rising star. Soon after landing a job in Chrysler, he found himself moving up the corporate ladder at a quick pace. At age 40, he left his post and moved on to become the youngest ever division head at General Motors and there he was credited for designing GM's GTO and the firebird. But it was what he did at Pontiac that would be mind-blowing. You see, there was a problem that was occurring at that time. GM was the biggest company in the world, but its Pontiac models weren't resonating with its audience and it was losing a peel with the younger generation. It needed saving. So mister Delorean did what he would ultimately become known for. He took a big risk with his bold, forward thinking. He replaced the standard engine, redesigned the body to be more curvaceous, added in a longer hood and made its sportier and faster, unknowingly reshaping and building America's first muscle car. The Pontiac Gran Turismo umala gotto, GTO, the car that started the muscle car revolution..
"delorean" Discussed on The Great Fail
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"delorean" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Pylon while illegally crossing the model male lane and then it makes a right turn but sends it widened drives fully into the oncoming lane. Holy shit and then a minute later. It tries to make a right turn and almost runs over a pedestrian the crosswalk. That's worse than the one we watched where it was in. Sf yet still like it ran a red light. This was incorrectly. Okay zach was that can. I watched another one where it runs. A red light in makes stops like a car link after the red light which was it was so it happened so quickly i went. We did. I see that incorrectly. It was not a red light in the driver was like okay just ran a red light. Yeah and she was aware in watching. There's cross traffic and she led to do what it was going to do because a lot of other time. She did intervene. Because it was in the wrong lane. Or it was gonna stop behind a mail truck or whatever But she was a little bit unimpressed. With what it was doing. So like i can appreciate the technology for the amount of that does get right but i am incredibly terrified that this should is being sold to untrained unmonitored people that and deployed around the public. Just you know what i mean with. No accountability will search torchinsky. Wrote a great article called on nick. Y tesla using full. Self-driving running a stop sign isn't necessarily terrible and where he goes is it. These failures highlight. How complex driving is at the end. He talked to argo and they bring up a really good example. I'd never thought of. Which is halloween in jason. Points out like halloween kids. Do not do what they normally do. They don't look like they normally.
"delorean" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"I mean especially because we had it so closely to the bronco. The food four by fours and the defender rights so nice on the highway airs highway year. Suspension is tuned very very. Well really comfortable. Obviously then you can adjust the ground clearance which is sick and then our training really slick a lot of vibrations. No drone from the engineer notes. An in line so it's very smooth With the electric electric forty volt super that eliminates the traditional starter. Motor so I was more likely to leave the start. Stop system alone. Because when it shuts off the compressor stays on the power steering so works and when it fires back up. It's not it just it goes from not onto on Whereas the bronco the start stop system was really annoying. I turned. I disabled it. Every time i started the car. Because he's not particularly refined. And if it's if it's a hundred degrees outside and you get stoplight light. Let's see you catch it right at the yellow. You're seeing there for a minute in. The ac turns off that sucks. Yeah or if you're going to parallel park real quick and a you come to a stop in the engine kicks off all your power steering gets really heavy. Gotta kick back on like it just adds a little bit of difficulty to something. Yeah so the difference like defender ninety versus bronco outer banks like probably like seven thousand dollars more to get a similarly specked defender belykh. Ice saw seven thousand dollars worth of luxury in the difference. Yeah the materials the quietness on the highway. If you're doing a lot of highway driving that's yeah. The broncos probably no comment in the bronco video. And i remember when we got done filling the bronco. He said wonder if the mics are going to pick up the win noise almost like. I hope it does so that highlights it. It definitely people heard it. I mean that's how loud it was and if you're driving on the highway and that was a hard i see yeah Nicer it's hard top. Yeah and just even like the window. Switches in the defender switches. In the broncos are one of the things i feel like are really cheap. There in the center of the thing and that plastic feels really inexpensive. I mean you have to save money somewhere. Defender feels like. I don't really know where they save the money because they don't have a really low class or really cheap vehicle from that company. It's it's closer to range rover than it is to bronco. Actually and even the ninety had the canvas rollback sunroof which i thought was pretty cool very cool and you really could fr- forget very easily that you had a fully cloth roof. Yeah like very quiet and there's not like a it's not like cloth and then some other hard thing it's like it's fucking cloth one single piece when you roll it back to things. It's very cool. He was impressive. So the defender first addition was like sixty five grand whereas the bronco outer banks. I tested was fifty seven like six or seven dollars. Yeah and so it was it was You know. I think the i think it was money. Well spent to get to get the nicer experience of the of the land rover. Yeah you can't you can't take the doors off and shit like the doors off and like the fenders on bronco come off really easily if you bang them into something which we recently saw some energy wagon like if you're going to offer a lot i think the broncos a better choice but if you are driving on the highway a lot and you can swing the price difference. Yeah giving much happier driving the will if you're a along transit from to the mountains to go skiing or whatever it's just you're going to be a lot less tired when you get there wind noise and stuff like that. It's tiring yes and like all like you know we've said this a million times in our videos. I like off roading because i can see. I can go to the place that i can't normally go on pavement. It's not. I'm not a look at this boulder i went over. Kinda there's people who are into that. And so i i can't be the independent judge like that. Last bit of capability you know the climbing over these gnarly obstacles and like there's channels out there. Whatever they can do that you can really say well this one can definitively go with that. One can't but as far as going up a pretty nasty trail or taking a sandy wash or exploring the wilderness. Like these are all very capable. But the defender. I was just like this is relaxing relaxing. Easy yeah you know what Good it's a good truck. Yeah i think that you know it will go thirty three inches in underwater Or waiting dessus. Thirty three in the break over angle was amazing. Like the approach departure and break over is i think i think right at if not better than the are bronco yeah It is the the math says that because they're shorter wheelbase. yeah All right well. Those are the things that we did. Speaking of broncos they did leak the bronco raptor. That was. There was a leak. So there's a there is a bronco raptor. look it's got raptor wheels on it It'll obviously of you. Know the fox shocks and all the raftery things and luxury stuff I've read it's going to be four door. Only thirty seven inch tires luxury options and probably a Probably a bigger ego boost motor either a three liter like the explorer. St or a three five like the f one fifty raptor. I don't think those motors physically.
"delorean" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Talking about cortisol and how that works like it's like your wake-up hormone or whatever your wake-up yeah distressed hormone but it's what helps rows you from sleep right so like turns out. I don't need caffeine nor should i have caffeine first thing in the morning so i got my decaf routine going on but then like ten thirty ten forty five. Am i'm getting tired me too. So that's that's how that's how the body works. i think so. Yeah hit two hours later. I've read it's like. Yeah coffee's best timed third of a cup of caffeinated coffee and i've stopped. I didn't on after that. So that's that's good. I think maybe that's a strategy. Yeah i feel like i. I treat it more like marijuana actually like a little bit. You know not. Like as much as i can put in me and then let the body sorted out. Well the problem with smoking weed was that i really liked smoking. We not even like. I really like being high. I really like to actually smoke. Because he used to smoke a lot of cigarettes and session. And god i love. Cigarettes is still like if i could go back to cigarettes without getting sick like i loved cigarettes so much. I love the action of smoking. Just because that's how marketing works. Five remember bubblegum cigarettes illegal for like a week. Well because i need something to do with my hands I also need something to do for five minutes. And i also need a reason. I mean i don't anymore but for a long time. Yeah chew on stuff. Ever see me like if i wear a hoodie like you're wearing a. She wanted strings. I'm always chewing on the strings until i actually like. If i had that hoodie. I would remove that string so that i couldn't chew on it. My long sleeve shirts chew on the sleeves just like chew on shit. Yeah and back in the day. When i would meet women at the bar i would look for any reason to go outside the loud bar and have a conversation. Cigarette was a perfect excuse for that commercial for cigarettes you are. You're not doing a commercial for cool. I even looked cool. Also we would. Because i did look because the culture of movies and everything like james bond everyone in the sixties with smoke a cigarette before and after doing anything cool. Because how do you look cool. Breathing right yeah. It's like a. It's forced pause from conversation right. It's like. I'm thinking about this han instead of chips. Would you cigarettes but narrow right apps. They wouldn't allow that in the fragile. I don't think anybody smokes cigarettes in the f and f multi-diverse except like the like the yakuza guys in tokyo drift. Bright young criminal. A cool criminals always smoking cigarettes. I wonder if hans smoked investing fear. No han never did always eat. Always eating chips we can. I can text song if we want. But hans always eaten always eating chips and fast and furious always the bad guys now that smoke cigarettes but when i quit smoking cigarettes and just increased my weed intake. It was partially. Just because i really liked the smoking part of it and the vaping part of it really allowed me to like take that show on the road with me not re not.
"delorean" Discussed on Review Party Dot Com
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"delorean" Discussed on Review Party Dot Com
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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Was Most-Watched Series Premiere on Disney+
"Says it's set a record more for maybe sees Jason Nathan Seuin. The latest series for Disney. Plus is another huge hit. We need someone To inspire us again, The streaming service says marvels. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which debuted last Friday, had the most watched Sirius premiere ever on Disney Plus during its opening weekend. Isn't the parent company of ABC News didn't release actual numbers. But that means Falcon top previous hits One division and the Man DeLorean Episode two of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be out this Friday. Jason Nathan's and ABC mayor's Hollywood
Gina Carano claims she discovered she was fired from 'The Mandalorian' on social media
"Was canned last week from the show over a string of Social Media Post described as a foreign by Lucas FILM, The producer of the Disney Plus Series, and Khurana says she saw that statement for the first time when it was made public and in exchange with former New York Times columnist Barry Weiss. Chronos says she found out through social media like everyone. Else that she had been fired. She also revealed that earlier last year Lucas film Holder from the press store for season two of the man DeLorean after another post, seen by many as offensive to the transgender community, changed on Ork petition to rehire Khurana has over 40,000 signatures. Britney Spears, the hot
Disney smashes streaming subscriber expectations
"We start off with disney delivering in its latest company smashing streaming expectations the stock higher in the after hours session. Let's get straight to julie abortion. Who is fresh off that disney call julia. Melissa earnings call underway right now. The stock up nearly three percent after the company exceeded expert expectations on the top line in reported a profit rather than the loss analysts anticipated. Now the two key areas in focus parks and streaming both outperformed expectations disney's streaming business outpaced projections going to ninety five million disney plus subscribers and one hundred and forty six million total direct. To consumer customer is now that includes hulu and espn plus that division grew revenue seventy three percent from the year earlier quarter especially pleased with the success of our correct. The consumer business and our recent strategic reorganization has enabled us to accelerate. The company. Said it was a dc first business model and further grow our streaming services disney plus has exceeded even our highest expectations. Meanwhile the parts visions revenue dropped less than anticipated down by fifty three percent the company announcing that covert has headed two point six billion dollar impact on the parks divisions operating income as a result of closures and reduced capacities. Where we've been able to reopen are with limited capacity guest have consistently demonstrated a willingness and a desire to visit which we believe is a testament to the fact that they feel confident. In the health and safety protocols we've put in place average daily attendance at walt disney world significantly from q for q one japex saying they're continuing to invest to build out different features of their parks and they said they are very pleased with the reservations and consumer interest in visiting parks. Melissa of course that's going to be in focus as they start to get to be able to increase their capacity in florida and are allowed to open up here in california. All right julia. Thank you julie. Borsen the latest on disney. Which is up three percent after hours. Dia dommie how do you like the stock. How do you like what they said on this. Call well kudos again. I mentioned the last night sort of took a pass on the kudos. I'll give it to her anyway. And tim who've been all over this and so listen. I'm not a huge fan of treadmills and this is going somewhere. Mel by the way suggest indulge me for a second but you get on a treadmill. You go eight miles an hour maybe walk. Maybe put down your honor for forty five minutes but when you get off your exactly where you started and i bring that up because listen. It's great that they keep adding people to disney plus i get it but as rich greenfield amongst. Many others pointed out our food down twenty-eight percent every year i'll tell you what that means because that's the game we play here but effectively a lot of ways that running in place. Now the naysayers will say. That's a bad thing. That's going to lead to decline in stock. And the optimists will say they're going to be able to monetize all those people there all by drew barrymore short with the delorean on it and those types of thing and maybe they'll go mr toad wild ride when the parks reopened. I'm not nearly as optimistic. So it's not a great ride valuations now or at levels where i don't think it necessarily should be okay and then it pick up on that point because i also read that tweet so this past quarter the arp average revenue per user was four dollars and three cents for disney plus and a year ago is five dollars and fifty six cents. Tim should we not care about this at this early stage of growth for disney for the streaming service. I don't think so. I mean i no. I don't think so. And i think you know guy may be like george jetson on the treadmill. I avoid treadmills i. I'd rather be out there and disney's running through the streets right now with with ninety five million and essentially when you add in hulu and espn plus. We heard those numbers. This strategic reorganization is part of the excitement. Here again. this division is up. Seventy three percent during a period when netflix is been in a sweet spot of engaged in couldn't be in a better position disney's outperform the stocks outperform disney from net flicks by almost forty percent since since august. But even over the last couple of years it's outperformed net flicks which we would all certainly agree is also making a move especially in terms of profitability. But again do we care about that. With netflix's should we care about that with disney when also they're showing that they can at least be profitable and their core business through very difficult times on the way out of kobe. So look i understand the profitability issues. At some point disney's got to create their own content. We know that's very expensive. But if you're asking me you know from from an investor's perspective. Am i happy with with the metrics that are driving the stock to move higher and thirty nine times five bucks. A share of two thousand and twenty two is is not expensive when you consider what is being paid for net flicks.
Netflix Dominates Golden Globes Nods
"Nearly empty movie theaters, Perhaps it's fitting that Netflix is dominating the nominations for the 78 Golden Globe Awards Bank, a film about Citizen Kane, writer Herman Banquets, led the film contenders with six nominations this morning. Those include best film Best director for David Fincher and Best actor for Gary Oldman. Other best film nominees include Aaron Sorkin's The Trial, the Chicago Seven Nomad Land, promising young woman of the Father on the TV Side. The nominees for best drama include the Crown Lovecraft County, The Man, DeLorean, Ozark and Ratchet.
"delorean" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Mille Award for Lifetime achievement at the Global Golden Globes this year. The show will air live on February 28th on NBC. And this award recognizes actors and actresses for their outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment noise. Good, well deserved. Yeah, absolutely. She's 83 years old. I had no idea she was That old and she's been nominated for 15 gold, Golden Globes and 17 of them. Not bad. That's not a bad, right. Wow, that's almost 50%. It's a good run win rate. Yeah, I remember her from on Golden Pond with her father, Henry Fonda. Movie. Well, the man DeLorean, Bridget in the crown. The Queen's gambit and better call. Saul are among some of the recipients of the annual af I Awards for TV. And these awards are given to shout two shows that are deemed culturally and artistically representative of the last year. Have you guys I know your man DeLorean fans love Mando. Yeah, the crown your big fat it down, Right love Queen's gambit whose watch that love And has anybody watch better call Saul? Yes, Yes, Except for the last season. I think it's overrated. Sorry. Okay. Don. Sorry. It's OK. We still love you. Thank you. Okay. Lastly, Demi Lovato has signed on to star in a comedy series called Hungry. Which has scored a pilot on NBC show, according to Variety, follows friends who belonged to a food issue group as they help each other out and look for love success and the perfect thing in the fridge that's going to make it all better. Demi will also be an executive producer for the show, So it'll be interesting to see how they get navigate through this. Yeah, subject matter because it's because of her past and her battle with an eating disorder in the past and coming out of the Drug problems that she's had of late that she'll be revealing. Interrupt.
Everything we know about Marvel’s Disney+ series
"Disney dropped a treasure trove of news. They will really so much new content across their marvel Star Wars in Pixar brands. I gotta break it up over two of these segments. Driving the most excitement are the 10 New Star Wars Syriza coming to Disney Plus, including spinoffs from the Man DeLorean, Clone Wars and Rogue one A. Lando, Cal Rizzi in series and the Shocker while we've known about the Obi Wan Kenobi thing for some time, What we didn't know is that Hayden Christianson is returning to play Darth Vader. Wow, Also the next Star Wars movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins called Rogue Squadron and it arrives in 2023.
Baby Yoda Is Heading To The International Space Station And He's Got A Really Important Job To Do
"Aboard the space X dragon have now revealed to us the zero G indicator. And it looked like a little baby Oda. Yeah, Yep. Before astronauts have blasted off last night to the international space station brought a baby Yoda doll on board with them from the Disney plus series, The man DeLorean. It's the gravity indicator. So that means when baby Yoda floats in the air, the Esteban Astronauts know they have reached zero gravity. And have a
The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 2 Released
"Young. Hey thanks for having me. I really like talking about. Star Wars. Yeah, and if you haven't seen Brian every week on the site has has like A. I WANNA call it a recap because I feel he gets much more than a recap. Would you call your your column about the mandatory in every Friday? You know I, kind of call it a review in that it does what I think or it it aims to do what I hope. Good criticism does is just shine lights on aspects of the. The show that people wouldn't have noticed whether that's in the filmmaking or the cinematic references or the mythological references and star wars. So I don't know, I, just call it a review but. Maybe. It's a little bit more depth than that to in this morning's one is like what two thousand words yeah just kept coming and I feel like I still in hit everything. And it's crazy to this year or at least for the first episode. Disney is not providing screeners for press. So you know all of us are actually did you stay up till midnight or did you watch it this morning? No I definitely watch this morning because it didn't come online until midnight Pacific Time which is two am my time and I'm getting too old to do that. I was up at midnight and I watched the thing and I was like I'll just go to bed after I couldn't sleep. I was up till three am just. Checking twitter reading up on things I. I was just like amped up. So bright you saw last right? No. I mean, in my time zone, it's one am in like Brad I'm getting too old for that sort of thing. So I got up at five actually to watch it and well, and I knew if I watched it last night, I was going to sit down in half to write my my review then. Go and I knew I wouldn't sleep. So I got up early in and got it done. Got It over to. To you all as fast as I possibly could. ANYWAYS, we're all on an even keel here. No one gets information ahead of time twenty twenty has sucked. But at least we have new season of the member Orien- right Maybe. It's over lining. I feel like it's the most excited I've been in a long time last night watching that episode Okay. Before you into the heavy spoilers I mean I wouldn't listen to this podcast if you haven't seen the episode so I'd go watch that on Disney right now but before we get to that, let's give our. Thoughts brief reactions and I'll start off by. Saying. This is how you do fan service. Right like Vincent gets bad rap I think that word is kind of used as a derogatory word in in certain ways but it was cool you know to. I feel like a lot of the stuff that was being done in this episode was not references for references sake it was the further story and then like when their work like interesting fan nods and reference it, you kind of have to connect the dots wasn't like. Oh look at that Blah Blah Blah. It wasn't like very obvious about it The production budget felt much bigger than season one for me. I I I. Love that. This was fifty four minutes where most of the season one episode where much shorter I think like most of them are closer to the thirty minutes. I. Guess. So. It was just it was so epic. So Good I. Guess My only negative that I want to say is I th I. Wish I had more of a role in this. Upset he was kind of like. The site I I mean I guess he's always sidekick, but he really didn't have much to do. So but I was really impressed with Jon favreau in what he was able to accomplish here. This is the first time you know he's obviously the creator of the show. He's a writer of the show, but this is the producer, but this is the first time he directed an episode. So Brian, what what are your brief thoughts? So I really loved the cinematic feel of it and it felt very George Lucas Very Spielberg and I'm sure we'll talk about that. Later. But I I'll be honest like I. Sort of as excited I was for what I saw at the ending I was also dismayed And it Kinda left me with like a bittersweet feeling because I've really enjoyed. BOBA FETT being dead. And getting. It's kind of like the feeling that a lot of people had with thinking ray was a nobody and then. J. j.j Abrams comes along. Well I don't I mean like I there was easier for me to swallow like I. Really. You only had years of that right? Like only two years of like thinking about that was the reality. Yeah, we've had a lot longer to to feel that Boba Fett was dead, but I really am appreciative of the fact that they worked in all of the stuff that Chuck Wendy get created around the armor and Cobb Vance to meet the elephants character that really. The that that has been the story for a long time and if they are incorporating that, I'm still not I. Don't know maybe maybe people know other things that I, don't but I'm still holding hope that it's not actually Boba Fett and it's some other random clone but I know that that's a long shot. Yeah. We'll get to that later. Do you have anything else to say in your brief thoughts? Just, it was fun. It was really fun and I haven't had that fun sitting. Had that much fun sitting down and watching something like this in a long time probably since last season well, Nelson's clone wars. Yeah Brad what are your thoughts on the by the way? Are we call this like to exit one or is this chapter nine like they're calling a chapter nine? I mean we'd be calling it both. Okay. Okay. What did you think of Chapter Nine? I realized I ought to fund with I'm I feel like I, wish that maybe it wasn't quite as long because even though it was a good episode I I felt a lot better when the episodes were between like thirty in forty minutes it just makes it feel a little bit breezy. especially since you know even though this season premiere did have some interesting new details to reveal. It felt more like an episode that was from like the middle of a season as opposed to season Premiere only because I didn't feel like that. There was much advancement as far as like the over. Arching plot you know it's like it's it's just a basic. It's like. Well, guess I'm taking this kid back to where you know to his people and you know, and here's another adventure of the week scenario and granted that's. The. Like I said there are big reveals I i. always like. I feel like season premieres should have you know something a little bit bigger and granted you know the whole idea of trying to take down a crate dragon is a big thing. I mean that's that's a big impressive effect that you're not likely to get in an average middle episode even a man to Laura and you know so that was a big deal but I don't know I don't want to say that disappointed because I never bored I still have a lot of fun with it but I guess I was just expecting a little bit more of an advancement with the the serial aspect of the story. That was my main complaint about season one was it was a lot of like. You know mission adventure of the week and it wasn't a lot of like there isn't really much of a overall like cereal plot of the show yet but I'm hoping that kicks into gear the season. What are you guys yet because I don't I don't mind the adventure of the week format necessarily but I just wish that the progress on the overarching stereo part of it was a little bit more media gas in each episode especially since these are very short seasons. You know it's interesting that it kind of depends on the scale you're looking at it from to right like in terms of the mandatory and in his story with seeking out man delorean's to return the asset to its people whether those are Djeddai or other creatures of its kind. It doesn't. It doesn't move the ball forward very much at all but when you pull back and look at the star. Wars universe. What it does with Craig Dragons in Tuscan raiders tattooing and Boba Fett absolutely does move that ball forward. So it's interesting to watch them balance between both those masters that they have to. Work for. I think that's fair. But I but I also think the progress of those balls in question is like I mean, how much? How much deeper are we into star wars lower by spending some extra time with Tuscan raiders in a crate dragon like it's not necessarily hugely revealing stuff that like provides a lot more depth into the Star Wars universe. It's more interesting details of stuff that we were already familiar with. Okay guys we we've got nine minutes which serve ref- reactions. Get into this.
Time Travel Theoretically Possible Without Leading To Paradoxes, Researchers Say
"An undergraduate at the University of Queensland has apparently proven that time travel without paradoxes is possible. This is from a new paper published last week in the journal classical and quantum gravity by the student Germane to bar and his professor Fabio Kosta quoting popular mechanics. The math itself is complex, but it boils down to something fairly simple time travel discussion focuses on closed time like curves or CTC's something Albert Einstein I posited until Barton cost say that as long as. Just two pieces of an entire scenario within a C. T. C. or still in causal order when you leave the rest is subject to local free will I results show that C. T. C.'s are not only compatible with determinism and with the local free choice of operations but also with a rich and diverse range of scenarios in dynamical processes, their paper concludes end quote. In other words stepping on a butterfly during a dinosaur hunting expedition would not entirely change the present world returned to and the way Mardi MC fly prevented his parents from meeting or accidentally left behind a sports ALMANAC for biff defined would not drastically change his present reality either. Instead, the mathematical research shows that time travel would be more akin to vendors endgame something that matches the findings from Los, Alamos Laboratory earlier this summer. Side No. Los. Alamos is also one of the few labs messing around with plutonium. So All I'm saying is if you see a delorean cruising around New Mexico, maybe watch out. But essentially, the findings say that you can go back to the past and mess with things a little bit but it will basically smooth over and eventually lead to the same results preventing things like the grandfather paradox in which you go back in time, kill your own grandfather, and then prevent yourself the time traveller from ever existing. To Warren constant used relevant example from our present time to put their complex math into plain language quoting a press statement by the researchers say you traveled in time in an attempt to stop covid nineteen patient zero from being exposed to the virus? However, if you stopped that individual from becoming infected that would eliminate the motivation for you to go back and stop the pandemic in the first place this is a paradox been inconsistency that often leads people to think that time travel cannot occur in our universe. Logically, it's hard to accept because that would affect our freedom to make any arbitrary action. It would mean you can time travel. You cannot do anything that would cause a paradox to occur. In the coronavirus patient zero example, you might try and stop patient zero from becoming infected, but in doing so you would catch the virus and would become patient zero or someone else would no matter what you did. The salient events would just recalibrate around you try. As you might to create a paradox, the events will always adjust themselves to avoid any inconsistency end quotes. So our timelines are a bit more self-correcting than we thought and trying to adjust the time line. We're currently living in to go back to one where perhaps a different person won an election and the berinstain bears are still the Bernstein bears probably isn't going to happen. As NPR quoted from Stephen, King's time travel novel eleven twenty to sixty three about trying to prevent the Kennedy assassination quotes. The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to be changed.
The Surprising Connection Between the VW Golf and the DeLorean
"There's a very solid chance that Georgia Jaro is the greatest car designer of all time. His genius was in his ability to combine amazing artistic creativity with practical engineering know how his designs are futuristic even fifty years later. But when he drew them, they weren't just concepts. They were practical blueprints. WHO's measurements were strictly proportioned to be something. A driver could actually use that combination of artistic innovation and practicality made Jaro one of the. Most bankable designers of the seventies and eighties all told his decades long career. He designed over two hundred cars totaling over sixty million in sales sixty million units. You've almost definitely ridden or driven a car that Gerardo originally designed I always confused by that sixty million because I was like that could be just the mark one Gulf in one year. That's like, yeah, that's the mark one golf if they sold them for sixty dollars. Yeah like not even they sold them for like three like. Yeah, yes. Sixty million units. That's nuts. That's like conservatively. A. Like a Billion Dollars Oh like billions I'd probably say more than that. Yeah. Long Story Short to jar continues to have a massive influence on automotive design but who influenced to Jaro? Born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, eight he couldn't come from a long line of car designers because cars hadn't been around for that long. Instead his father grandfather and great-grandfather were all artists who specialized in painting elaborate murals and frescos in the churches and palaces of Italy. Naturally Young Georgetta himself wanted to follow the family tradition and be a painter himself. However, real life intervened in the depressed post World War Two economy of Italy Mario Jer. Father recognized his son's artistic talent but wanted to make sure Jetta learned practical applications for his skills. Italy was no longer a country of churches and palaces that needed painting after centuries of tradition it was now being pushed into modernity by global forces of change. So as a teenager Ger, jetta was sent sixty miles north from Garesh CEO father's town to the city of Turin to study technical drawing and costume design. Strange Mix. Drafting table on one side of the room. One of those cool. Sewing Mannequins on the other yet no head no arms no legs just that torso the bus. All of his costumes look like little cars. For centuries, terrain has been a major cultural hub of Italy with centuries of painters opera, an architecture that tradition of creativity was alive and well in the nineteen fifties when Georgetta arrived to the city. It must have been an incredibly inspiring place for a brilliant teenage artist to be sent to study. Terrain also happened to be the home of the country's automotive industry which had thrived in the early twentieth century but had been knocked on its by World War Two with scoreboard alert Italy Kinda lost most importantly though Fiat was based in Teheran Fiat was the General Motors of. And as time went on, it acquired. So many of its competitors that a couple of decades later Fiat was practically the Italian auto industry. Have you guys ever seen the test track? They have on top of the Fiat factory yet so cool it's so cool. So much of success is simply being in the right place at the right time and for a young designer to Rin of the nineteen fifties was exactly that time and place by then the Italian economy was picking up and car manufacturing was a vital ingredient to the recovery. Meanwhile, Jaro was studying at art school during the day and studying technical design at night among the things he was drawing were cars and one fateful day jar sketches crossed the desk of Dante Giacosa Fiat's technical director. GIACOSA was the designer of the Fiat Five, hundred, a compact city car that would sell nearly four million units and cement Fiat's postwar dominance. He was impressed enough to bring Jaro, who had no work experience to that point on board as a junior designer at the age of seventeen. That's a gamble I mean that's. Amazing. What kind of drawings were you guys doing at seventeen? I actually had this cool skull that I was really cultivating through high school I was doing skull. I would draw zero. Skull. And the Greg Logo. Nice that's all you need. So we would probably work at We'd probably be doing designs for Spencer's sounds like. A. Jarrah started at Fiat during a golden age of the Italian auto and a big reason for the industry success was the increasing collaboration between the engineers and designers.
Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged
"Disney is really an interesting story right now, it is massively exposed to the pandemic. They have just recently announced their results. They lost a staggering amount of money and yet they have some good news about their streaming service and it's like the market just. Has Undying confidence because of the power of Disney's intellectual property well, and the fact that they have pivoted to streaming in a major way I mean only in twenty twenty can you lose four point seven billion dollars in a quarter and have your stock go up because you also announced that you're streaming business hit sixty million subscribers for Disney plus one hundred, million subscribers include Hulu. and. ESPN plus I mean this is the craziness of meteorite. Now in that the the The Walt, Disney Company was more exposed than anybody else to this pandemic because the parks were shut down for most of the second quarter these parks were not operating not generating revenue and they're movie business was essentially shut down because for most of the quarter they were not allowed to release. Movies in theaters yet because the future of the business is in streaming and people on Wall Street and elsewhere are looking to growth in those categories to see if Disney will ever be able to compete with Netflix on that front it's actually a mixed bag for the quarter because streaming is great. Yes Jiming great I mean they don't charge that much for it's seven dollars a month. They have certainly tried to figure out how to keep it stocked. Challenge that Disney has really faced. They came out with the man delorean and then there was just incredibly long pause when you're talking about anything for a person over the age of whatever. Some people are love all of it for life, but primarily, their stuff had been appealing to kids. netflix's firing out new stuff. To the point where you can't possibly keep track of it. Disney was really kind of a bit stalled out. It seemed they had Hamilton and. They got a lot of noise with Hamilton putting the film online, and now they're doing a really big experiment that could affect the future of this industry, which is to put Moulin a two, hundred, million dollar plus film on demand not at the twenty dollar price point that you know universal charge for the trolls released but at thirty dollars. ESSENTIALLY THIRTY DOLLARS And they're saying it's a one off but they're also saying we're GONNA learn from this. This is a one off until it isn't and the interesting thing is that they're not just charging thirty dollars for it, but they're only making it available for Disney plus subscribers. So if you're not one of those sixty million subscribers who already get Disney plus you're GONNA have to sign up for the service and then pay thirty dollars to get Milan it's an interesting strategy. Mean they doing that because if they put it on regular premium video on demand, they would have to share a lot of that price with the platforms that help them That sale up here there's some rumors that they may be sharing a little bit of the price with the theaters that were promised movie that hasn't been confirmed but if they're willing to put it behind essentially a paywall and a paywall, we're really going to see what the demand is for this kind of high-quality a-list Disney content in a streaming
Netflix sets new record with 160 Emmy nominations
"Were announced on Tuesday for the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and HBO's watchman picked up 26 including a lead actress nod for Regina King. The 20 nominations for the marvellous Mrs Mazel made it the most nominated comedy, while Ozark and succession tie for the most nominated drama with 18 of peace. Meanwhile, the man DeLorean and Shits Creek got 15 nominations each in the race of the networks. Netflix made history with a whopping 160 nominations, the most ever for any network. HBO came in second with a total of 107 Jimmy Kimmel will host Theseventy second annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20th on ABC.
Facts and figures about the 72nd Emmy Award nominations
"For this year's Emmy Awards on with Mario Hollywood bus. Netflix, arguably the biggest name in TV Right now, they lead all networks with 160. Any nominations. That is incredible to record, by the way, so he got nominated Fraser watchman looking to have a big night, more nominations than any other show. They got 26. Now Wait a second watchmen. Ironically, is not Netflix. No, it's not. It's on HBO miniseries on HBO, and I haven't seen this yet. We'll obviously It's doing some right 26 nominations. That's amazing. The marvellous Mrs Mazel, which is an Amazon show 20 nominations, Ozark and succession have 18 each marvellous. Mrs. Mazel was like the darling last year and pretty swept award season. That's a comedy Ozark in succession. Huge fan of both of those shows Nice to see them recognized. S o. We'll break down a couple of categories to real quick. The best drama nominees Better call soul. Yes, the crown. The Handmaid's Tale killing Eve, the man DeLorean. Mandel Aurea. What a nice surprise Right there. That's amazing for business, plus Ozark Stranger things and succession. How stranger things that was a really solid season. I am diggin. This category. Right here. This is a very, very tough category with so much great content out there. I'm a little surprised that the last season of homeland or billions, wasn't recognized cause I thought those two were outstanding. That's sure I actually have to catch up on homeland to see the best comedy nominees Curb your enthusiasm Dead to Me, which I recently started watching, and it's hilarious and weird and amazing. A good place insecure Kaminski method. The marvellous, Mrs Mazel freak and what we do in the shadows. Now wait a second. What we do in the shadows. I am not familiar
The Fat burn Fix And Our Growing Susceptibility To Viral Infections - With Dr. Cate Shanahan
"Welcome to the model. Show this fitness and nutrition expert Shawn Stevenson and I'm so grateful to be tuning today. This episode here I am so pumped about. This is one of my favorite physicians. One of my favorite scientists and she's got a new project is really helping shed some light on a very very misunderstood topic in this the topic of body, fat. Sustain that we tend to see is a very cosmetic target is a very cosmetic issue for hundreds of millions of people right now, but in truth, our body fat is a major player in so many different dynamic ways as far as our health as far as our ability to fight infections, viral infections, even and I think that this is going to be incredibly enlightening and something that you're going to walk away with having a better understanding of this. Incredible tissue that we're all carrying around in what's led to the surplus that were carrying around for many of us, and also some more intelligent ways that we can address this in not just for cosmetic issues, but to truly get our society healthier. And hope that you've been employing different strategies to get yourself healthy right now, and also your loved ones. It's more important than ever to reach out. Make sure that our friends and family are doing some of the basic necessities of just getting some fresh air, going out and walk move their bodies, engaging in some stress management practices, and we've done episodes dedicated to these things, and also making sure that they're getting in some high-quality foods as well as supersport right now, but we just recently went on our first outing since the corn team began first outing to a restaurant with our FRIZZ nextdoor, nextdoor, neighbours, families both wint. And it was very a felt like I was visiting another planet, I definitely felt a little bit like that scene and back to the future when Michael J. Fox goes back to pass, and he's got like a has met suit on, and he winds up in a barn, and these folks happened upon him in his hands. Matsue with this delorean in the sign has his comic book. which is like the cover? The Comic Book Kinda shows what the future looks like are. These alien invaders look like. So just to get into the restaurant you walk through. The. Lobby is about five feet of lobby, and you have to wear masks. Go through the five feet, but then there people already there sitting at tables there socially distance. Of course you know one table apart, but they've got. You know they don't have mask on because you can eat with a mask on yet. Until maybe we get permanent mass installed on her face faces in little openings, but the science there. Wasn't really accurate. You know like that five feet, but then once you go pacify feet. Take your mask off, and you can each her. You know whatever your therefore, but he's a very strange experience. Because the waitress had on, the has metsu she had on the face shield. She had on the mask at that point I was like why be here in like there's so much that goes into it, and it's so abnormal. We should just go ahead and you know. Make dinner ourselves have family. Get together something like that. It's just an added. stressor is so much uncertainty in all. The tables had to be labeled that this table has been sanitized in, you know. We've hit it with the flame thrower all these different stuff just to feel comfortable going outside, and it was like this was like a you know there's a strip mall and everybody is just a very dystopia and situation, and this is the situation that we're facing right now. There is a very infectious. Virus that is that we're dealing with as a society and at its core. We Really WanNA. Look at this what we've been dedicated to. How do we get our citizens healthier? so that were not as susceptible to this virus in the mini viruses that are to come because this is right now. This is just the first of many that we're going to be faced with as humanity you know, and the thing that is overlooked in that I've really been working to up level the conversation is. As a species? What are the things that make us more susceptible to viral infections? What are the things that we can do to help? Improve our bodies response because in truth we've had such a relationship with viruses throughout human evolution that we are in fact, the human genome is eight percent over eight percent in dodge in his viruses that we are. Our genome is made of. We've had such interaction with viruses. We are made viruses on that level talking about our human genome, what our jeans are made of the human genes with the things that make us human. We're part virus. And even more tangible aspect because I think there's really a hard pill for us to swallow as society right now that we are virus ourselves. But you know this is something that we can test track now. We have some affirmation to the fact that we all are carrying upwards of three hundred trillion virus particles in and on our bodies all the time. We are. We're like a playground for viruses and. Pathogenic! Many of them Symbiotic. But this equation really plays into. How healthy are we interact with other people's virus load? How healthy are we or what can happen to damage our health immune system health that even the pathogenic viruses that were carrying right now can become opportunistic and take advantage of our system and make us sick.
Dividend Cuts, Drone Deliveries, and Disney Plus
"Happy Monday. I'll believe you if you say it's Monday. They all do together as we have discussed before it's Day I know it's Day and I think it's not weekend. That's that's how I measure the days now not weekend day night. Three categories so Dan. Let's talk some. Gm less toxic dividends less toxic drones and as we wrap things up. Let's talk about something that you just wrote about Disney plus in whether or not it can save Disney stock but let's begin with the market now at the time of our taping here midday Monday all the major indices up slightly in this as part of a month Dan. This has just been an incredible month for the Dow. Snp THE NASDAQ ALL UP. Big having their best month in years so I want to start there as an investor. Are You thinking about this market? Because we have the market just chugging along this month and at the same time we have most states still under stay at home orders so I don't think about the market in the short term and right now. It's so emotional. So if there's a tiny little hint if like a village in Alabama says it's going to reopen a gym the market bounces up in and has a good day Which which I like that that there is sort of an appetite for optimism. Because we've been through such a miserable time that said I'd be looking at companies that are going to do well during this and after or companies that you really liked beforehand that you believe will bounce back when this is over. So I'm not looking to sort of ride out these trends or see what's going on or figuring out where the bottom is a. I think we've got some reckoning left to come but that's just a guess okay. So let's talk about some of those companies. Gm General Motors announcing its suspending. Its dividend and stock buybacks now shares. Gm down around forty percent for the year Dan. Gm has stopped producing cars. It has not yet announced a timeframe for when it will resume production. Gm is producing ventilators and personal protective equipment. What do you make them the GM news that it will suspend its dividends and stock buybacks? Yeah I think it's smart to preserve your cash when you're not selling any product. I understand I got some blowback on the live show from people saying Oh but you know we count on those dividends. I get it but you can't count on a dividend if a company goes bankrupt so I would rather GM stays in business longer puts itself in a situation where it has more cash long and a longer runway because eventually Americans will need cars this will end and people who were putting off a purchase will buy prices are really good so if you need a car it's actually a pretty good time to buy a car But I am in favor of taking being cautious as you can be right now. If you're a company okay. So along those lines I want to ask you about Disney. Disney has taken some heat for not suspending. Its dividend. What do you think yeah? I think it's a mistake. Look Disney's in a good position in terms of their available cash but they've also borrowed quite a bit of money. I mean. They borrowed the money for the Fox purchase. So to be paying cash. When you're not operating it seems like an artificial way to prop up your stock price. And I'm just not concerned about Disney's stock price in the short term. I'm I'm guessing. Executives are who often have bonuses tied to Stock Price? Okay well we're GONNA talk more Disney at a bit. But first I wanNA talk about a new development in the world of social distancing. Ups on Monday announcing that CVS and ups will start using drones. Yes drones next week to deliver prescription medication to the villages retirement community in Florida. Now Dan you are in Florida. The villages is the biggest retirement community in the country now. The drones will drop off prescriptions to a location near the community and a truck will finish the delivery. So this isn't door to door but this is going from. Cvs to somewhere near where people live. Yeah I mean. They've been testing this it. I think it's actually in Virginia in some rural town with the idea that you could bring prescriptions right to the door and you're gonNA see combinations of this and Robo trucks and other things delivering but the villages a unique place. These are generally stand alone homes or row houses And it's an entire community over one hundred thousand people that are all at least fifty five plus generally a lot older. So there's a lot of reason to minimize contact for these people. But I'm not entirely sure how drone to a truck to the door. Minimizes contact that. That seems to be the same amount of contact of driving the truck to the community and bringing it to the door. I it's a little strange for me but that said I think you're GONNA see Niche use of drones doing things like this drone isn't going to like bring you a Burrito and put it in your hand but it might leave your cvs box at your door or on your balcony or some other location if you live someplace. That isn't densely packed city. Okay so when you look over the next five to ten years in someone who studies the retail landscape when you look at the role of drones are you bullish or bearish. I know you say they're not gonNA be delivering burritos. But what's the role going forward? It's going to be niche. It's going to be filling. It's going to be a supplement in rural places where it doesn't make sense to send a truck it might sense and it's obviously state ver- to send drones but I don't think New York City or Alexandria. Virginia wants a sky filled with drones. That seems like a recipe for disaster. So they will be used. They will have a place but drones are much more likely to be used and are being used by say Walmart in a warehouse to take inventory. That is a much safer. It's it's it's not gonNa hit a you know a random person walking by. There's going to be a lot of commercial uses for drones but it isn't going to be to replace the Pizza Guy. Okay and no beer and wine up. Maybe some here in wine but probably I don't WanNA drone delivering a wine bottle. Have you ever had to why not if you're stairs? It's not fun now. That just seems fraught with issues. I mean I don't. I don't think you could do that. You know what daretodream dare to dream of a day and let's Talk Disney. We talked a little earlier but I want to talk about a few different developments here including something you just wrote about but first Disney today announcing big plans for May fourth now may fourth They will begin. Streaming Star Wars. The rise of skywalker. That'll be two months earlier than they planned. And then Disney also announcing that the final episode of the Clone Wars and the first episode of the mandatory and documentary will be available on May fourth so with all that in mind. You just wrote a piece this weekend. Dan Entitled Canned Disney Plus Save Disney stock. So can it. Yeah and. That's a very melodramatic headline I will. I will put out that. The goal of headlines are to get readership because I actually believe Disney. We'll be fine. It's other businesses. We'll be okay but what I want to really point out is. People are underplaying. Just how BIG DISNEY CAN BE A? When they last reported they went from ten million to fifty million subscribers that wasn't even based on corona virus growth that was based on adding a few new countries like eight or nine countries. Netflixing one hundred eighty one hundred somewhere in that ballpark. Disney plus is probably at seventy five million. Now wouldn't shock me. If in year there at one hundred twenty five one hundred fifty million and their cost structure is dramatically lower than Netflix. Netflix has to produce like two hundred series of quarter and throw them at a wall. They have to pay huge money to comedians. A Disney can pick and choose a few series based on its named intellectual property. You're GonNa Watch the new show starring one of the avengers. You're going to watch a new STAR WARS SHOW. You'RE GONNA watch when rise of skywalker is released. They don't have to spend the money. Net flicks does. This thing is going to be a cash cow quickly. Okay so I want to ask you more about that. And specifically the net flicks piece of that when you talk about their cost structure. How long can net flicks play that game? They're going to have to play that game. It lessens as they get into every market and they've localized content. They don't have the expense of having to record dialogue and new languages. They'll have some shows in each market. Eventually they're in a position where they can may be cut their contents bent in half but their content spend six to eight billion dollars a year whereas Disney pretty much everything Disney puts out on Disney. Plus that's original to the service is going to be a guaranteed hit when when you're watching a show in the Star Wars universe. It is not a big surprise that star wars fans. Watch it So Disney is really in a position where they can keep costs under control there also in a position where they can raise the price pretty easily six ninety nine a month. That's a great introductory price. But do you really think families are going to drop it if it goes to nine ninety nine over the course of the next three years Netflix too. I think can go up to about nineteen ninety nine and that will help some of their deficit but these are the two winners in the space and for Disney this is going to be its biggest segment. Maybe as soon as as well this year it'll probably be its biggest segment because others are closed but in a normal year this will be Disney's biggest segment if not in two thousand twenty one possibly almost certainly by two thousand twenty two and Dan Netflix. Still growing like a weed for the last quarter. They added almost sixteen million subscribers. So one hundred eighty three million subscribers now for Netflix When you look in as we're talking here we're talking about Disney on Netflix. Do you think there's room for both Disney plus and Net flicks to succeed over the next five to ten years or if this were wrestling is essentially a cage match. Were only one of them. Comes OUT ALIVE? No these two already one. It's a case of whether there's a market for HBO Max and Peacock and all the other services out there. Those are going to be harder cells but remember as people cut the cord and they're still eighty something million Americans who pay for cable. That's a hundred to two hundred dollars comes available to some of those people already have netflixing Disney plus so they'll probably dabble in ad one or two secondary services. But I think right now. This is a battle for the bronze medal. I if somebody can establish themselves in third place. That's a strong position to be in. I'm SORTA not counting. Who which is a Disney owned property because who was gonNA get bondholders by a lot of people with Disney plus and it's probably going to do reasonably well and be a driver for Disney. There's not a of original content being produced on on who so it's not that biggest spend But Yeah Disney a net flicks have have already lapped everybody. What about Amazon? Should we include them in the Disney Net flicks discussion? How many shows do you watch Amazon? you know we. I think we we watch a fair amount on Amazon prime. I think really I forget it exists Amazon is the Ebay of streaming services. How you know you forget. They exist and a lot of stuff. That's really hyped. When you actually dig into the research and find out how many people are watching it. It's like three hundred thousand people and they have some shows I've been interested in. I hear good things about the boys. I think that's what it's called and generally I've tried a few things on Amazon and nothing has struck. You're not paying for it. I don't precisely see where it's a particularly big value add. Would you cancel prime if they got Yeah No. I'm not cancelling prime. Yeah it makes no sense to cancel prime because right now. I don't know I'm delivering getting deliveries from. I was like four times a day. Like that's I think of something. I go in and put an Amazon Order. And now you have this fun. Amazon of will show up as opposed to previously when it would come the next day so I just don't think it's a relevant service. I don't precisely understand why they pay for it. Frankly okay okay so. I'm going to count you skeptical of. Do you have a Netflix? Or Disney plus recommendation for me. Well if you haven't watched the mandatory and you should absolutely watch the delorean oriented so right that I also on Netflix. This is a bit of a sleeper but I really liked glow It's based on the eighties women's wrestling group very very campy. The original show actually a little dark and vicious really well done. It's one of those things where you could say. Well I'm not a pro wrestling fan. It's not really about wrestling. It's about the relationships between the people And my wife didn't like it so that that's I would say women would like it but in case of my life that wasn't true and my wife really really really likes ozark and I have not been able to make myself watch it yet. Okay Good Ozark and glow there you go okay for our desert poll as we wrap up here over the next five years. You're on a desert island and you have to you have to buy one of these stocks and hold it. So let's go. Gm Disney net flex. Let's throw in. Cvs and UPS Disney without a shadow of a doubt. Cvs would be attractive if they didn't just by a health insurance company which absolutely is is something that makes me a little bit nervous but Disney has the number one theme park brand families are GonNa come back to Disney up. Whenever they put out the next Disney movies avengers Pixar or whatever it is people are going to go see those. I'm not worried about that company in the long term at all. Okay well there. You have it Dan Klein. Thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me
"Accident In Time!"
"Endless weeks of chasing Dr Steven Federal through the time and space. His young protege decker brand. Nothing companionship's are hoping to hit back to their own time. It got showing the latest Star Wars Film and being true at heart. They are going in costume. Golly chips your rookie costume looks really good. Laugh IT UP FUZZBALL CARE. Help me get this white sheet over my head. Hey that e walk costume you made for Mr Pitches looks great man. I love the walks. They were just a little bit of cute and Fuzzy that that movie needed okay. Is everyone ready to go right chips? I never realized the resemblance but now that I see him in the costume which is now on nothing. You just really look a lot like Yoda. That's all I'm not sure if I should take a complimentary nuts at any rate. Why are you dressed as a ghost? Don't we were all going in Star Wars characters and OBI Wan Kanobi after he died and founded coming down to tell you that oh be one is dead. He was struck down and then he faded away. Why can't own doctor? Stevens made a time jump. Agree great now. I'll never find out what happens to antic in at the end of episode three Total Control Room W grant you forgot to wax the Poles again. Just take the stairs bolger so much fun okay. As our heroes begin their journey through time and space. We find that no good near to well Stephen. Sasha in fidgets racing through time and space juryman full ball. We'RE DR Steve Behind the wheel. Not Tell me how to drive. I was driving way before you were showing off the back of his sheep. I am not following. Close that steam train up ahead is moving too slow. I have to stay over. Eighty eight miles. An hour will drop out of the time and space streets. Aren't you'll right. There does seem to be an awful lot of traffic in this part of the time and space treats reserve. We are going to October. Thirtieth nineteen thirty eight. It was on that date that Orson. Welles created quite a panic by putting on a dramatic contemporary production of H G wells war of the worlds. I'm going to steal his script from the production to sell on Ebay in our own time. I just love that script. He was a brilliant bit of evil genius. In Austin Center City Independent he was on inspiring even if it was just a city in New Jersey. What do you mean? He wasn't an evil genius. Loss and wells was one of my inspirations to become an evil genius. That's what we live for striking terror into the hearts of cities even if they are just cities in New Jersey. I remember Oh no Dr Steven plotting steel awesome well script from the radio. Production of war of the worlds can our heroes toward his evil machinations list granite chips and find out Dr Lu. You can't drive this fast through traffic heavy. Whatever that delorean Dr Floyd? I'd never hit anyone before. That doesn't mean you won't read word on a motorcycle. Wear right over there. That's really cool. You know he was always guided is on the road is jumping your host Dr Grant. When are you gonNa hit that phone booth? You distracted me with Fred Ward judge. Oh boy. They're getting out of the phone booth roll down a window Dr Grant but you said we couldn't roll down the windows and the time and space during I know what I said but just roll it down. Do you do all right? Well yea walk. Who'll light or toot swayed in a flash? The phone on its three occupants are gone back in time and space stream great took off. Our ship won't start. What are we going to do? Dr Four till quadruple comes by. I'll give them a call right now to fold. Thank you for calling quadruple when you're not around around wind around midday meal stuck in an endless loop. I'm positive all companies do that on purpose because they're on a coffee break. Let me see the phone. Dr Floyd where are you calling? I'm calling our lab. Nobody's there yeah but we will be there in the future so I'll just leave a message for us to come get us and we'll get it later and then come get ourselves as well. That's assuming that we even get out of here. But if you call us there before we leave here then brain cramp low. Who is this Dr? Doug who's this grant he dr? Doug how are you? We haven't seen in a long time. Where have you been around? Hey listen you left the door wide open so I came in mind. That's good. We need your help actually good. I love to help. What can I do for you? We need you to write a note for us to come rescue ourselves out in the time and space dream we'll do vitamins space stream guys. Kill me okay I gotta go now. Have a good time. We all well. I hope he leaves the note for. I don't think he did because we didn't show up. Maybe we're late. But how can we show up if we're already don't start now? Sit on the hood of their incapacitated time spaceships. Throwing rocks waiting patiently. Someone to come rescue me mild onto seat in almost to the year. Nineteen thirty eight where they are going to attempt to steal while script for more of the world. We'll next ZIVA plans succeed. We log heroes find a way to fix their ship. Or will they find the known? The future of they've left for themselves in my head if I know next
Snap, Disney, Chipotle
"I'm Chris L. With me in studio today the Fabulous Abby Mellon. Thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. We've got more earnings. I love earning season so damn much. We've got we've got some restaurant earnings. We've got some social media earnings. We're going to start with Disney though look like another solid quarter of the first quarter results. You look at their parks division. You look at products solid growth both across the board. I know that Disney plus is getting the headline here but worth remembering. This is a a diverse business with a bunch of segments the stocks down a a couple of percent but let's focus on the first quarter results. Anything stand out to you. Yeah I mean. Revenue was up thirty six percent year over year to twenty point. Eight billion dollars which is massive amounts and a massive increase really I do think it's worth noting that Disney's revenue tends to be a little bit chunky. So Oh Especially for this. Most recent quarter it was pretty influenced by the studio entertainment segment which was driven by frozen too. And then the star wars movie so Disney does have a little bit of blockbuster Lumpini within their earnings. But you are right. I mean it's a super diversified business. Lots of growth engines and lots of positive momentum before we get to Disney plus also I think worth pointing out something Bob Iger. The CEO said with regards to China. They are currently if if I have the numbers right. They are currently budgeting about a one hundred. Seventy five million dollar miss due to their parks in China and that is based on an assumption that the parks will the only be closed for two months. I guess my first question is that certainly sounds like a lot of money and and if it it is in fact two months. And then the park's reopening and business returns as normal than this is a speed bump but how concerned should shareholders. I be about that I think in the short term. It's definitely going to be a pressure cooker. I do think Disney tends to be a little bit more conservative in their management style. And so for our projections going forward I would say that's probably sort of an outside case scenario at least as they see it now That is still developing obviously so it could be much worse than that but I do think long term. It won't really matter because I think Disney has a magic. There's a polls those parks people will come eventually. especially if you you know if you told your kid going and then you can't say you of course have to make that up at some point right so I think it's more sort of a deferred situation rather than a total mess are completely gone. So Disney plus subscribers are now somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty six million which is great to see right out of the gate. I think that surprised some people to the upside Were you surprised it was not big. Yeah this is what I was. Twenty eight point six million as of Monday so a little bit into this next quarter as well. which if you think about? It is about seventeen percent of the size of Netflix. So within not less than ninety days really they've achieved humongous growth. But I think it's even you know when you look at that bundle that they're offering about thirteen dollars a month bundle for ESPN plus and Hulu as well so ESPN and now has six point. Six million subscribers up from one point four million a year ago Hulu has about thirty four thirty point four million subscribers up about thirty thirty three percent annually. So it's not just about Disney plus it's really about the total package offering these streaming services. I think they've been really smart with the way that they have price. This and while I was a little surprised at the size of the Disney plus numbers. Maybe I shouldn't have been because they really priced it in such a way that you could tell they wanted to get a bunch of people. Although they did did stress that they added two million subscribers after the delorean came out or something like that But but I as good a number as the Disney plus number is. I'm now looking to the next quarter and I'm thinking okay. What is it reasonable assumption in terms of growth because if they priced it in such a way to get a lot of people right out of the gate is? They're going to be a selloff if they come out three months from now and say. Oh we've gone from twenty eight and a half to thirty one which is like well. It's going up not down. That's good but it almost seems like they. I'm not saying I'm expecting another twenty five million subscribers but there is some number out there that they need to hit i. I think people have big expectations and they've just raised their own ceiling right. So you have to be Conscientious of that. I would imagine the sort of longer term or or medium term plan is that I would be very surprised if that thirteen dollar bundle stays at thirteen dollars. I would expect that price increase. I think the value of that package is Certainly a lot more than thirteen dollars when you look at comparative offers so I think long term this will be monetize. Maybe through price rather rather than through quantity. Let's move on to snap. Shares of snapper down ten percent today. Fourth quarter revenue came in lower than expected for snap and that is notable because this is a growth company and this is the first revenue miss. They've had in nearly two years. Yeah I think it's a fair critique with that being said I actually I think this is the first quarter I find snaps. There's actually a little bit interesting from an investing standpoint for me So if you look at their key highlights for the quarter daily average what users increased seventeen percent year over year so they now reach about two hundred eighteen million people and not increased in each Geographic segment that they operate so North America. Europe you're up and what they call the rest of the world Totally daily time spent by snap charters watching their discover platform which is a lot of their monetization. Actually increase thirty five percent year over year in the quarter and particularly within that age demographic of twenty five and above it spent time spent in discover so that same metric increased increased sixty percent year over year And so I think when you think about the longevity of snapchat which I think has always been a question for them. Those are very positive metrics at a time when I wouldn't have necessarily anticipated
Netflix Streak Continues
"Going to start today with Netflix. Because Netflix added nearly nine million net global subscribers in the fourth quarter. That's a big number most of those alkyl globe. Though that's the thing added more people to the globe than they added subscribers most of those subscribers were outside the United States and shares a net flicks flex down two percent three percent really. I thought they were supposed to be up pre market. Everybody was all excited. See that's the problem with known stuff. I always tell people if you gave give me the earnings news before anyone else got it. I still couldn't make any money no way I mean. I think you're right to look at this and go so we'll wait a minute. That's a big number. And why wouldn't the stock up. It's not like the stock has been lighting the world on fire over the last six months in greater raider lousy ness of a supposedly expected in the US on the heels of the Disney Plaza and the other competition. I mean the membership numbers look decent. I should say that I'm not a whole. Not a very very big fan of of net flicks stock and missed out on all of those great gains because of it. Although I didn't mean to buy it will years ago I forgot one day and then I looked and it was like up ten percent off. Just wait I've still been waiting. The membership numbers looked decent. I went through the results. There are a few things that that stuck out. There was kind of a weird change. And how they account for views and they say they used to say program was viewed Like if you viewed seventy percent percent of a specific item like a piece of episode or movie or something and they want. They want to change that now to a different number. They didn't apparently if you watch anything at all they'll count. It is viewing it. Maybe that's only even a minute. They weren't really very clear. The point is it's going to mean that viewers are views of individual items would be up by thirty eighty five percent. Koreans neural. which isn't is it's it's not out there in the ether because the way Netflix markets and the way the whole world works virology is social social proof thing if you say hey nine million people watch this? It seems to matter and more people will want to watch it. So it's a weird kind of change that I think looks forward to you sort of trying to build more hype around around programming. Which of course is they're? They're big spend right now. All of this original programming witcher you you know is a big deal and it just too bad. It was lousy. I finished it yesterday the day before. Huge Fan of the witcher video games and the books wanted to love this. I started out liking it so lazy. In the storytelling. I got to the end like Oh this is awful and but very popular anyway so so the views thing is interesting to me because I think you're absolutely right from a marketing standpoint. It does matter. It is helpful for whether it's Netflix. Alex Hulu Disney plus anybody just traditional broadcast network to be able to say x million people. Watch this you just use your numbers by one third but I I think that if I were a show runner I would want more specific data and they work with that behind the scenes right. So they'll they'll they'll use this stuff behind the scenes. The headline material is going to be. This may be just a case of trying to be more comparable. They WANNA if if they think everybody's fudging the numbers they're gonNA they're gonNA fudge the numbers the same way so that that they can have the same kind of calm to to others The the Disney plus thing like I mentioned didn't seem to hurt them badly and You know I own Disney any by the way and everybody was the the Netflix. Call actually compare the man delorean with the witcher Which I thought was interesting because the man delorean? The the curve of interest on the Internet is measured through Google. Not High didn't spike. Like the witcher but it Kinda like spike down spike down spike. Down Week over week nobody can see me moving my finger here. I'm directing the Boston pops right. You know this audio pod yesterday but very interesting because I also think of mandatory and this is it's just really not up to the hype although the a lot better in the Mandal Orien- if you WANNA short baby Yoda you go right ahead. I heard baby. Yoda cost five. Five million dollars. Wow worth every penny. Yeah that's but Disney's got free cash flow right and this is the problem for Netflix. is they're spending all this money. Honey I asked investors at a full conference on time you know what kind of profit is net flicks make and everyone said yeah. It's usually profitable. I said WELL IF FICO free cash flow in order to not count the cost of programming against what what I would call cash profitability. You have to assume that this stuff has a long shelf life and I think that's true for some of it but I'm not sure it's true for all of it so I think the jury is still out on whether Netflix is going to actually actually turn a corner free cash flow. They do say they're working on it now. I want to close on the stock but before that I do think it will be interesting to watch. Obviously with Netflix every quarter. We're going to be watching the subscriber number. I think it'll be interesting with Disney to watch. Not only what is the subscriber count for Disney about also the international rollout mean Disney plus is only in four countries. US Canada Australia New Zealand. There was a stretch of time where Netflix was surprising. In a good way Wall Street by the number of countries countries. They could roll out to internationally so I think I said this is Disney shareholder. It's going to be interesting to watch how quickly they're able to roll that out and if they can get that done I mean Disney. Obviously please a pretty good brand name and I I wouldn't not be a buyer of Netflix at this point. I mean there's a few GonNa ask just basically where it was a year ago. Yeah and if you're looking at this like a horse race nobody can see me. I'm exasperated my arms are spread. You can own the you don't have to pick the winner you can bet on. The four horses is leading the race. You can buy all of them right and that works in this case and so I kinda like Disney better. Because it's a much broader thing at owns a lot of content and still makes cashflow if NETFLIX turns the corner. It'll it'll be huge. It's just a question of can they actually scale this cap or the you know the spending on programming naming and that's still not certain.
Ben Lerner: The Topeka School
"I Michael Silver Blunt this bookworm and I'm pleased to have is my guest today. Ben Lerner whose most recent novel is the Topeka School. He's also a poet and SAS His first book leaving the coaches station was recommended to me by John. Ashbery and I read it immediately. radiantly and I've read everything. Since the second novel was called Teno four and now the Topeka school there was an an essay that preceded the spoke about debating and it revealed to me that perhaps the first two books leaving the Atocha station and ten. Oh four our IMA debate at any rate some kind of conversation conversation with one another and that now the debate has moved into one volume can talk to me about the yeah. That's really that's an interesting way to look at it. I mean leaving the station kind of narrator the young narrator is incredibly distrustful of language and basically tells all kinds of lies some comics some Tragic comic in order to try to present himself to others. But certainly languages technology of obfuscation and That's that's certainly one of the things you can learn and debate is kind of weaponized eloquence. That's designed to conceal an antenna four. You're right that the movement is towards the kind of seeking out possibilities of authentic language even with a commercialized and militarized vocabulary or whatnot. And now the Topeka schools rules kind of the Prequel to those different type to both strains of language and Adam Gordon in the second book the search for sincerity or authenticity seemed to point toward a humanism that the book didn't may be entirely believe Huger and so the book is marked by acts of generosity Enron city and kindness. Adam Gordon is he the hero of both previous books. Yeah it's funny. I mean there's a little bit of a slippage between the first and second in that the narrator of the second novel is to a certain degree the narrator of the first novel so it's like the fictional avatar Dr and leaving the station. Then you get the author of the Fictional Avatar. Who still not quite me? And the second and the third you Kinda Really Adam Gordon. But it's basically continuous tenuous. Is it in some way trilogy. I think very much as a trilogy. That's the way I thought that. Yes and but also pardon me a hit galleon trilogy ending in a kind of synthesis with in the Topeka School I've thought an act of sensitivity and generosity that saves the writer from any accusations. You might still have that. He's the guy who went to Spain to write a poem about in Spanish poetry Wong liking none of it at all so that kind of arrogance seems to be drained from the Topeka school. Yeah I mean I think the I think of it as a trilogy in which the third turn the Topeka. School is kind of the unconscious of the the other two books. So that there's a way in which you know Adam Adam Gordon in the first novel like when he tells this lie about his mom beam in dead in order to get the sympathy of an attractive stranger also in order to kind of test out the thing. He's most afraid of that. That has a prehistory by virtue of reading reading the Topeka's score that makes that a more nuanced and complicated event Ben Lerner. My guest is the author of three novels which which as they appeared looked this continuous leaving. The station is the first the second is ten. Oh four which is a significant time. In what is the name of that movie was in back to the future. That's tr- it's the moment. Lightning hits the Clock Tower which which sends ends the delorean back to the future and time the past and the future and it's merging are are important here in Topeka school. The threat to consciousness is not growing up that there's a kind of sometimes called boy. Man sometimes called lost boy. He's given italicized is space in the novel. He's what any of US might be. If we fail to be able to encompass us are fuller human nature. Yes was this a fear. Yeah well in the in the Topeka school. There's this guy dare ran right who's often referred to as the man child and in a way. He's the total opposite of Adam Gordon because he doesn't have any of the resources sources he's in a way. The novel doesn't specify developmentally delayed. He doesn't have the privileges Adam has he certainly doesn't have the language but on the other hand he's really linked don't and it kind of symmetry without him Gordon in part because this guy dare ends psychologist is Adams Dad. So there's a kind of weird fraternity. They are Adam. Can't know this of course wouldn't have been information. His father would have shared but also because they're both totally dominated by the desire to pass as quote unquote real men and and they're locked in a kind of adolescent masculine terror about About whether or not they're going to be found out to be one in that regard hard and there's a way in which that kind of anxiety about being a man child or not growing up or not being able to inhabit your life and language without irony is continuous across the books. Although Darren's body will age his mind stays the age it was when he he was so to speak arrested. And even he is becomes aware of this deficiency. It's right he's the most teased he used and ridicule of more children. And then the other horrible thing happens. People decide to befriend him and he can't tell so when they're being friendly when they're being manipulative and when they're laughing behind his back that's right and Adam He's our hero but he's not a lost boy but he graduates to become a nerd. Yeah Well Adam is involved in this torturous ensemble of practices to try to pass as a real man that involves trying to somehow. Oh it once to to kind of his debate stardom back kind of linguistic combat At once in some kind of keeping with the household values of talk in in an election that come from his psychologist parents but on the other hand it's supposed to be a kind of weaponized speech that can enable him to be tough enough and the masculine culture that that's around him. I make one other Darren and Adam that links them. That's maybe interesting in this regard. Is You know. They're both also in their way kind of poets wits. They're they're they're tellers of tall tales. Who believe in the magical incantatory power of language which is something all children believe in like in a way? If if I just say one place this novel came out of. Its from that that thing. When you're a kid I don't know if you had this when you were a kid? Which is win if you go to like a teacher? Because you've been teased seized mercilessly on the playground. And you say so. and So said this about me. They they would arm you with the spell the sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I was always fascinated me. Turn it of which also appears here. I'm rubber you're Google and whatever you say bounces off me and sticks back on you. That's right and those two in a way. Those are the two urban poems in this book because one of the things. That's fascinating about those sayings Is that their very existence. disproves them right. I mean if sticks and stones for the only thing you had to fear. You wouldn't need a week. Spell the cast back against the insults in both Adam and Darren are people who believe in spells. And that's a kind of you know that's that's another kind of childish belief. Leave the capacity of language but as Adam ages he also believes that you know speech acts have material effects like he carries that that into an adulthood and part he can set out with that belief because he s these other avenues of language and writing.