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In reflecting 2020, Philadelphia mayor finds regrets and points of pride
"Being the mayor of Philadelphia in 2020 was an incredible Covic challenge. Mayor Jim Kenney reflected on the year in an interview with Ky. Double use, City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe, a pandemic economic turmoil, civil unrest, skyrocketing violence and the national spotlight on the city's presidential vote count. Any one of those things could make a mayor's job job nightmarish, nightmarish, but but they they all all overlapped. overlapped. Mayor Mayor Kenny Kenny admits admits His His response response wasn't wasn't always always perfect, perfect, but but there there are are some some things things he's he's proud proud of. of. Like Like other other places places in in the the country. country. We We absolutely absolutely listen. listen. Medical scientific advice, and they were not easy decisions to make. But I couldn't bend to be a popular when more people are gonna die on civil unrest. The mayor regrets parts of the city's response, but gives himself credit for learning from it. We decided on the encampment that the city could not handle another bad set of pictures I would rather have, and we did negotiate it waited out and actually accomplished something which we could use is a template going forward like everyone else. Mayor Kenny is looking forward to 2021 It better be. Better you'll be interviewing me from the desert Island Somewhere. Pat Lo Que y w news
Shrubs vs Trees With Ken Druse
"Shrubs versus trees. We did shrubs last time. Both are woody plants. They're a little bit different. But there's not this precise kind of difference it it has more to do with. It has a trunk a certain amount of the way up before it branches out into other stems at the idea. Tree versus shrub versus rupture. Yeah and it can be evergreen or can be needled evergreen or could be deciduous losing its leaves and the fall. Yeah i mean. I have two trees among my favorite trees that are shrubs. Well never mind. Sorry i just the whole thing but the native white pine eastern white pine pines strobes. There's a a a selection or whatever called Pines strobes nayna or small. It dwarf white pine. I planted them thirty years ago. Have a couple of other giant bond size. So it's the it's the tree but it's in a small form in is shrimp as a tree. We'll still the still start with a single stem. So i guess it's a tree. It's a dwarf tree. Yeah and then similarly came in the mail twenty five years ago or more probably tiny tiny little thing a grafted thing cutting and It's a cordless coosa. That's name whose name is lust garten weeping remain on long island barren less garden and so forth who who introduced it. And and so it's it's small it's Five feet tall and nine or ten feet across you know it's bound and so but it's accordance cosa. It's a tree but it's not a tree. Oh sorry i think we just accept dwarf and weeping trees as trees al qaeda and we we include giant sequoias as trees because there's quite a range but they do have the single stemming common indeed so where do you wanna start i mean i know you're three-man do mentioned so many things i was thinking of what makes a tree a favorite And i started making a list. It's health it's auditee. Its uniqueness history. It's color shape. It spark it's leap or needles. It's uses its design uses. Stopped me persona. We just love them and and you mentioned something about said grafting but most of the trees that we buy. That are unusual or grafted To a an understock That is the same species but not offered or not different but a lot of trees are grown from seed. I have some very unusual trees that finally after eight years flower buds. All over them. And i'll find out what happens with them. They are favorites. If they indeed performed correctly and sometimes you can start trees from cuttings but as a little bit difficult to start treaties from cuttings because plants. That are mature. Don't easily route and trees. That's another characteristic. Generally mature
Remembering Our Belonging
"And welcome. Some really glad to be with you. Were exploring tonight part two. It's a continued reflection on belonging and the pathways to belonging and as you know as social beings belonging the urge for belongings in our dna and the research. The growing research on our need to belong is. It's very very striking for us. Human jr that how much the sense of connection having active relationships impacts our health our happiness or longevity and it's true for poor for wealthy across all populations our relationship and feelings of connection matter and as we know of course there's all sorts of unhealthy versions of connecting heard. One story of these three novices in i see side monastery and they got caught in a kind of minnie's nami and got stranded on an island They'd been voting got stranded on an island hundreds of miles away and so after keeping themselves alive for several weeks they found a cave and it had zafy. who's in it sitting cushions. You never know on on these desert islands and they sat down in the spirit of the cave began communicating in an echoing voice. Saying you know you found your way to the funk spot on the island and you properly assumed often i will grant you three wishes as the first i one of the novices will my wishes to return to the monastery and vish he disappeared. He was gone in the second set. I two i also on return to the monastery. I you know wanna learn at the feet of my beloved abbott shusha. He was gone to and the third side. You know these friends have been my song my community. I miss them and i want them back rush. So as you know when we don't have a secure sense of belonging we develop either. It's unhealthy attachments. Were kind of like codependence. And the and the like are we move more. Towards avoidance were. There's aversive nece towards others and we either push away or we withdraw ourselves yet if we step back and we really look in the deepest way even when we've had bad formative attachments even when there's a sense that are belonging has been severed through harm from our caregivers and trauma and the way the society treats us three reality is. We can never be removed from this web of a living dynamic energy that we belong to the reality is our living forms are inextricably embedded in this natural world. I read a an interesting article in the new york times This is research. That's been done in deep forests and how there are fungal threads that are connecting all the trees and all the even trees of different species throughout the forest and they're responsible for communication between the trees and the flow of nutrients often from the older trees to the younger trees. We are made of an embedded in this living world. You know our deepest nature is that basic aliveness an awareness and love that really gives rise to this world so we're reflecting on belonging and the gift when we intuit and trust star. Nate is a very profound sense of peace when we belong when there's that sense of one nisar connection. There's nothing out there that threatens us. Everything's part of our hearts and for me. The best words that describe belonging are feeling totally at home. You know at home for me with my life in the world. there's a sense of being part of the living world part of a presence. It's larger than our small self and also one with that larger presence so we're holding the world in our heart now. Some of you may be listening right now and what i'm saying sounds abstract. You know just otherworldly and yet most of you have had tastes of true belonging. It might not have had conscious tastes because we we tend to kind of skim over those moments and re fixate on fears really quickly yet. We couldn't long to belong unless we had some taste of it. So you might sense when you've had tastes for many of us. It's when our minds stoop quiet down. It doesn't happen often but it can happen. Perhaps there's a sense of belonging when there's that absurd. Your wave for of loving for a deer one could be outside that wonder at the stars or gratitude. When someone's kind you know maybe a feeling of care compassion. When there's someone who's hurting
Must Have Shrubs With Ken Druse
"This time to try to narrow down our list of must have shrubs to the real standouts and tell us why i can margaret. I know you'll never get it to three. It's funny you said that because when we first started talking about it you said one and both of us that we can't pick one. Can we even pick three right So which of your books. We always give copy of what looks only talk on the show at with the transcript of the show. What do you think i mean. Is this one for shade gardeners this one for. What's this one for a cheat garden shade garden would be a good a good one. That's always a huge hit so good good. Good good So we're at you. And i in our lives are at what a another expert friend says is the shrub season of our lives which is sort of rather than crawling around dealing with lots of fussy high maintenance perennials. It's kinda great to have some big fillers like mature shrubs to do a lot of showing off and yet not ask a lot of us. So where do we begin. What's a shroud. i guess. Well a strobe is a multi stemmed plant of woody plant and i guess that's sort of describes a tree would have one trunk one stem herbaceous plants die down to the ground soft tissues and shrub is a woody plant. That is bushy bush. I don't like that word for describing his trip but it's rub can be bushy. Okay okay and we should say before we start naming our desert island trump's that we didn't include khanna first because really that can that's a whole other conversation So many shapes and colors and textures among those so Do you remember your first. Trump been is still there and is it a favourite or it didn't make the list. Well i get. I get to pick three right okay. You want me to tell you. My first well you said conifers. And i'm not going to talk about converse but my one of my favorites shrubs is. Evergreen is a what is called a broad lead evergreen and it's a bucks it's a kind of boxwood. I have too many of them. And it's a box with semper barons. Graham blondie yes and it is one of the most colome ner plants i've ever seen really but It's a shrub and it's minor. There's probably i have some. That are like seven feet tall and fifteen inches. Wanted if you can imagine that. They're they're like punctuation marks. You know they're like exclamation marks in the garden. And as i said. I have too many because when i first got i always wanted them and then a nursery not too far from here a lot of them. Nobody bought them and the price kept going lower and lower and lower. I think i have made. I may have twentieth them when they were eight dollars a piece. Wow that's a lot of exclamations. A long time. I know and i i also keep moving them. I just moved three boy Son they want son you know. I'm sure they would love son. But i have all my box with. I don't have any full sun. But i have some of my boxwoods in quite a bit of shade and they stay calendar. Sometimes i tie them up because the snow might split them a little bit or you know splayed them. They don't break. But i do. I do tai the ones that are floppy up for the winter. And i love it if you says boxwood called graham. Landy columbia okay. I don't actually have any evergreen things at all on my list whether broadleaf or coniferous And i was thinking when we started this conversation today on the phone that my first trump passion was the genus vibe burnham. In back in the day we had a lot of divi burnham's like the double file and so forth that turned out to be kind of invasive and a lot of areas of the country. So i don't grow those anymore. But lately i've been cultivating more and more native ones like the maple leaf a full liam then tatum the arrow would and so forth So that was kind of where my shrub journey began. But the thing. I have the most of you said you have a lot of grand. Blondie is winter. Barry holly speaking of things. And i don't know what came over me. I mean it was the birds that came over me early on here in this rural place having been grown up in the city. You know coming here meeting all the birds and knowing that learning that they liked some of them liked fruit and that the native hollies were one of the ways to fuel the migration in the wintertime. And i planted about forty five or fifty of them in three very large groups in different directions toward the perimeter of the property but in different directions where i can see them from key windows in the house at a distance in the winter and all different varieties and Big ones small ones. I got a lot of fruit and birds a like very much. And yeah so waxwings and robins like in you know hunt flocks at one hundred or whatever at a time will come in right around now november ish and again to pick over at At the first snowfall and so forth and they'll strip them all pretty early on but one trick with winterbourne. Hollies if you want some that will last longer for your visual interest. The non red varieties they. The birds leave them longer. They're not as interested in them. So many yellowish orange ones and so the lighter colored ones and the winter
3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
"It sounds like it came right from a Hollywood script. A rescue from a deserted island from a message written on the beach More from CBS News correspondent Mad Piper. Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant Eso West sign in the sand that was spotted from above. The Met had been missing in the Federated States of Micronesia for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted by searchers on Australian and U. S aircraft, the men and set out on the 23 foot boat to go about 27 miles to another island when they went off course and ran out of fuel. They were Round 118 miles from where they had set out to go.
1 dead, 4 missing after ferry sinks off Thai island of Samui
"A ferry sank off the Thai island of Koh Samui last night, leaving at least one person dead and four others missing. The boat was carrying 12 crew members and four passengers. When it sank in stormy conditions after leaving the island sport. Nine people rescued near the sunken vessel and two were found later on a nearby deserted island. The ferry was transporting goods and vehicles from Ko Sam You a popular tourist island in the
UFC 'Fight Island' revealed in Abu Dhabi, will host 4 shows
"One I mentioned that fight island. Is, real and it is official. UFC announced the location of the venue and forage. Lie shows on Tuesday including a very deep pay per view car that kicks everything off. Location is indeed Yes island in Abu Dhabi. So much for a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, homeless several. You have see events in the past. You've C. Two fifty. One is going to start the four event month. Fight night events on July Fifteenth Eighteenth and the twenty seventh. So you have C two fifty one. The main car we got Kamara loosen and Gilbert Burns for the welterweight title. alyx Volkogonov ski and Max Holloway to Peter Yawned. Josie Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title and Rose Now, Yunus, who was not fighting as a result of corona virus. She's back to face. Jessica and drudge and also page van Zandt who. I can't believe she's not injure right now. She will be facing, Amanda Rebus so. That's the lineup for the pay per view coming up from fight island first of four shows.
Desert Island Recordings - Iron Curtain Innocence by Bobb Trimble
"As idiosyncratic and hyperbolic as we absolutely always are. We certainly are not the only Bob Trimble apologists in the realm of music writing a quote from the Private Press Bible. Acid archives starts with this description by Aaron Molinski on Bob Tremble. I will make the bold claim that Bob Trimble's to albums are the best self released albums not just of the eighties and not just the psych genre but possibly in all of rock. Bob's music is able to bring a listener into a new and bizarre world in mere seconds while both his first album and his second harvest of dreams our other worldly masterworks of detached Psychedelia today with to focus on the first. There are so many amazing private press albums that are true. `Isolation Records Nineteen Eighties Iron Curtain. Innocence is a perfect example for this case study because of its utterly unique sound and the decent amount of information available about the record which helps us a lot. It's a story that can be told with realistic honesty whereas so many other private press record just rumors and tall tales. In the beginning Bob Dribble owned just three rock and roll records the Beatles second album more of the monkees and dot records oldies collection featuring the Classic Sea of love by Phil Phillips. These record carry a weight that would mold trimble sound the Beatles buoyant harmonies the Monkees Mirth full melodies Phillips's soul-stirring reverb growing up in central Massachusetts. Trimble would eventually play in bands in high school and would end up on the outskirts of Forster's worm town scene which was primarily known for punk music. Trimble worked at his dad's bicycle shop in poured all his money into studio recordings and eventually into getting his records pressed Iron Curtain. Innocence started its journey. When Trimble wrote a song that he thought would make for great single one mile from Heaven. He firmly believe it would be the track that brought him recognition. It was also one of the first songs he'd ever written. He went to a nearby studio called country. Thunder sound and recorded a couple of versions of the song a longer and more complete version and a shorter more radio friendly version. The song he recorded for the B. side was called killed the hands of an unknown Rockstar. When Trimble received the completed forty five. He was disappointed with a hollow tinny sound and decided not to release it dismayed he thought about hanging it up and stopped recording for about a year stating. I just didn't think my songs were original enough and different enough boy howdy. He came back with a redefined vision of originality. He went to a couple other studios and recorded an album's worth of material iron curtain. Innocence was recorded without a band. Despite the violent reactions being credited on the record sleeve is just Bob with a couple of the studio engineers helping out on Bass and drums the recording is rudimentary and Lo fi. But at the same time it is distinctly layered with Beatles soundtracks and sprinkles of Mug embedded throughout. The engineer seemed to be excited to fully humor all of the bizarre studio request as a break from their normal home desires of the usual patrons where the drums are obviously vanilla. The Guitar is very distinct. For young. Inauspicious musician Trimble. Truly had a remarkable guitar sound that is fully realized in instantly recognisable which is certainly an exception from the typical boilerplate instrumentation and most private press records. Hell even a lot of the major label stuff too for that matter. Triples voice is without question the most enticing factor on the record a Martian Siren. Song that has a exotic glassy feminine presence. That soaks a room in dizzying desperation. Reality Tearing beautiful for certain but also very cold it's much closer to Marc Bolan. Warbling as he's using his feather boa to restrict his air pipe during auto erotic fixation or severe trying his hand at opera than it is to any of his beloved sixties Silky vocalist. The lyrics reek of loneliness. But in a clove smoking teenage poet sense more than a man at the end of his rope. Tired tropes and tiny fragments of generic psychedelic. Forgeries are present but still packing a motive punch when joined with Eleftherios. Voice and the scintillating guitar originally called World of Lies Trimble settled on the title Iron Curtain. Innocence as a on the ever presence of the Cold War a theme. That never seems to come up in the actual lyrics. Trimble had five hundred. Copies pressed bought the first three hundred and disbursed them as best he could. By hawking them at local record shops getting them in the hands of college radio deejays and giving them to friends and Family
"desert island" Discussed on Liminal Podcast
"Funding there on the season five of season, the dodgers consistently writes in these owners. Yeah, so he did. That is now writing the Pornos for the podcast basic I seem. Essentially this point, but it started out with. He told his son that you wrote a porn. Why would you tell someone started right? Why would you have that confidence? I've never had a conversation with my dad about anything like that. Have you with your data? Of No. I've not one your dad, five and a half of my dad I mean the ninth alleged. Yes if the premise of they just read a chapter every every episode on his so-so footing. It's Kinda pockets. You just find yourself laughing in radio. Could situations like you're on a bus for example you just laughing like a maniac. Nuku hold in. Much like people listening to this podcast, I'm sure. Yeah. So that might podcast so last, but not least Gordon This is the most important thing you're going to take with you. What is your luxury item? So thought long and hard about this knows a number of things that I considered before I chose this object a thought about maybe bring some more food, though about maybe some other form of entertainment, maybe an extra movie, maybe an extra book, but I thought no. I'm going to choose something that I've not going to. The doesn't fall into the other categories. And I thought choose something that I'd be able to enjoy on the island, but would also feel a little bit authentic as if kind of I was. Living Out my purpose on the island I. Guess so I decided to go for my bongos. Now got these bongos. And the first time that actually played them was around a campfire in this hard desert, so it was quite a. Similar kind of setting to a desert island, so I think that would be quite a nice thing to have a nice pair of bongos. And enjoy around the campfire and just kind of have some nice tribal kind of beats skied while we're. Enjoying arrive at you in. Alabama? Yeah, while we're enjoying US serene. Can have a bungalow each? Yeah, we can have a bunk each. Can you know enjoy toasted surreal on the bonfire? Mina similar mind is a musical instrument now who? Jeff going to bring it for me, but I'M GONNA. Bring it mainly for Ricky. To bring him. Guitar David Brennan on the road. So he can do David Impressions. I can learn those impressions. He could also teach guitar. Eventually one of his could hit each other over the head with it gets to that point. There's a lot of uses. For this Qatar amazing. Says we live with taking quite a musical time then on our islands. By the end I would know every single cold from the day album American idiot. Yeah, I mean. Ricky can serene in heightened. Lead them out. The. Useful me and Emma will just be singing. Combine offers. That's probably the only song that you can play along on the bongos without any other insurance, so a lot of combine around the bonfire thing. I'm sure you can.
"desert island" Discussed on Liminal Podcast
"Plane male. But it is from a restaurant could moly. She's a chain of Indian street food restaurants. There's Copley Manchester. Needs Yeah. And they do a dish on the menu could Vegan Chow and this is. An absolutely incredible molex, absolutely everything that you need. It's basically a hollowed out roll to a massive kind of. Bread row. That's been hollowed out and then it's our. Sweet potato squash lows of spices and herbs and chick peas, and all kinds of really good stuff, and that's also got stuff like mango and can fritzy things as well to add a bit of different textures and stuff like that. It is one of the most incredible things you can get on that menu I have made it before the recipe book and I was just fantastic. Hundred Percent Recommend Mogi Vegan Chow us a very good show. Yeah, I've got a bit of everything that the role you could so of dish everything out used wrong. Yeah, it's really nice because the the role is is kind of like if you've ever had. Clam chowder. Got Like the bowl. That's made a bread. The flavor seeps into the bread. Is Beautiful. Now maybe really hungry. Yes, thank you for that UFO. So interesting both gone for Indian food yeah. I think the logic. That is you get everything from Indian. Healthy, the same way. As richer flavor. Yeah is spice. Brady nutritious kind of vegetables in there as well. And bit everything you. Know Iceland not to think about roast dinner by four I'm probably would get bored of that. Yeah I. Think the thing about race dinner is. It's a special thing, isn't it? If you had raised in the Mayo, it wouldn't special anymore, but then very deep. Yeah, I've never had. Someone speaks so deeply incised passionately about rice in Iran Iraq. Turkey Turkey. Every day. That, let's be honest. Turkey is not nice. It's a bit. To bit dry. It's just like a ship chicken. In my opinion, it's like a big shit chicken. Yeah I mean I. Don't e- either Turkeys or chickens says as we know. took. Before the Ryan I have in the past. Yeah, you know you've heard the story. Yeah! Well. Yes, yeah, it wasn't a Turkey no. We know that for sure. So Joe. Let's go for some entertainment then so. We said that we'd pick three films or TV shows, so I I think I for the sake of. Limiting it, we're not going to say all of the seasons of the TV show who say maybe one season of a show. Yeah, that's fair. Yeah, what would you have? View of a TV show will movie. I've actually picked free films moon why I just couldn't think of a particular seasonable. The TB WANNA go for I. DO think the office by freaky Chavez is. He's probably not gonNA WANNA reward that with needs to be honest. No could be quite entertaining. Along. A little bit. My. Best Film is going to be my favorite films time, which is pulled fiction okay. Nice logic again I've never got sick of this film. I think I've watched it. Going onto. It's four fifty times now it must be. I've washed lost. Can I make a confession Jerry? You'RE GONNA. Tell me if not watched it. We end the podcast now. This is the end of aluminum podcast. It's been great guys. Thanks for listening. We'll see next time out. That would be an excellent favorite film. My favorite I'm so sorry job I've never seen. It is a masterpiece. In my opinion. It's actually quite a popular favorite. Though I will say that I have heard lots of good things, he's one of these films. Though that's on my list of films to watch I've just never gotten around to watching. Yeah is on, Netflix is. is whether it's still no I. Don't know it probably is. Sweet! It is a very good film. Explain why not? When I explain you twos well because needs. Seven different purpose okay. My second film is GonNa be Shrek. Two Now Laugh. Shred sue is also masterpiece. Baron because I'm going to need some lighthearted comedy, but mostly adult comedy that frozen is. an again is a really remarkable film. You can wash that film as many times as you want. Yeah, you will. Still Laugh at Joe's is still funny. You kind of forget what happens y'all. Yeah, of course, yeah did. Did we watched Shrek two recently. I think we didn't have exposure yeah. I think it was Shrek one. We watched yes. I believe I kept bringing Shrek two. That's where it was. But Yeah I'm bringing Shrek to will be my one. Now. What's explain this woman? But it's a very good film about us. I'M GONNA? Take the Truman show. Okay, have you? Have you seen treatment? Show you know the premise if not I've heard of. It seen it thing, connor the premise. Going to spoil it on, but is quite old now so if you've watched it tough. Essentially Jim. Carey plays the main character. Something treatment remember. His name is first name. Actually remember but they basically make his life. In this kind of funds to see well a record everything, and it's like a TV show that everyone watches around the world at everyone in his life actors right okay on his him working this out during the film and it's really really well put together. Things read a good idea for film. Money executed it half way now my logic and not is if I'm going to be on a desert island would wreckage of as eating chicken Balti. Hof in the serene loaf want some Waikiki a bit. Yeah Yeah just to kind of give me some kind of perspective on the situation. Not she goes, you know. At least I'm the on his show where everything's fake? And that's my life awesome. Okay, so they're my free. Yeah, it'd be everything a crime. Yeah, from Pulp Fiction I've got a just footy light. Hide from Shrek two then about one of the weirdest films in the well, the treatment show yeah! That sounds like a good good collection that. We will have a bit. OF CORONADO YEAH! What about you rated? Yes, so the first one that I've got is a TV show it's. The good place I. Don't know whether you've heard of the good place joy. I feel like a half. Buffalo Wings Cold, some of the names to. Acidic good place if you haven't seen it before is a show, the originally on NBC and in the UK. It was broadcast on net flicks. It lasted four seasons. Finished earlier this year and it stars Kristen. Bow Ted Danson and Jimmy Jomo amongst others and is without spoiling it too much. Essentially, the premise is. Kristen Bell's character. Eleanor shell struck wakes up and she is in heaven, essentially in the good place, and she realizes that she's not meant to be there that they've essentially gotten her mixed up with another Elena shelves drop, and it's her dealing with that and the situations that arise in that, and that's essentially the first episode's premise, and then the first season is. Dealing with the fallout of that, but. Is a show that. Has So many twists and turns every single episode ends on. A cliffhanger is one of the funniest shows on TV and it's also one of the most human shows on TV. It's one of those kind of TV shows where what minute you're laughing your head off next minute. You're on the verge of tears, because something really emotional happened and it's. Honestly a beautiful jewelry. The best kind of one. Yeah, just to jump on the back. Allow Love Ricky. Jay shows like that recently made lie after lie.
"desert island" Discussed on Liminal Podcast
"Welcome to episode six of Lemon. Pot Cost My name's Gordon. Incident. I'm very well. basking in the. Summer weather. Embrace with I know. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous last week. You've been up too much if you bet out and doing the weather go. A Little Bit Alabama. Her I don't always like going out, but I put to the courage at a couple of by-rise. And I came by. Drenched in sweat is so hot. Yeah, it was my nuns birthday on Sunday. As we mentioned lost episode, and we did a big group, Zim cool to say happy birthday to her, and why? We're doing I was just on a walk around, but my local area actually saw a fire engine go fu pao up to a house that had smoke coming out of the garden all the time and get out of the van to find out that it was someone's bonfire that had been like reported by neighbor, and it was just. All of this was going on. While we were on the cool to Manso, I had to have my cooler Mu and pretend the I was listening to the cool when actually I was more interested in this fire engine so sorry. My miss some of your. Birthday Kel, apologies for that I'll be honest. She probably didn't notice no, she probably didn't, but she listened to the podcast, so she she will have found out now. Relate to stories while after your previous. All happening on Video Kohl's yeah, this time I was one who is near the fire where the fire I was. Yeah, I mean. I am violence. Face it. Smoking hot. Are you okay there, Joe. It sounds like. A Caro- neuro something. Just could be. Is local books. Social Ashamed that you got it just after your birthday. How was I by the way my birthday was good? It was weird. It was really weird lockdown, but we made the most of a drunk played. Some food in mays did pretty much as much as we could. Really, but it was good. It was twenty four on a little bit older. Is Whatever Yeah Nice? Version of monopoly where you plan. This is very interesting, so my among bullish on my birthday. We already have monopoly here. We had a Simpson's one in like an American one. Yeah, mom bought me lester monopoly. Amazing say like It was so bad that it was good very familiar kind of. Really familiar, but a lot of the stuff is sponsored. Always see it was a couple of headdresses that clearly paid few quits beyond the bold and pretty much every other community chester we call. It would come up very lucky. You celebrity in this hairdresser that none of us ever had of. Twenty years was good. That was good. That's a long time because it's full people a long claims about three hours. I've got the best version of monopoly I think I've gotten national trust monopoly. Think is the coolest version that they do national trust. Monopoly Explain National Trust monopoly to we'll essentially is just like any other than monopoly, except instead of having park, Lane Mayfair and old Kent Road. You've got Lyme Park, no park, and Chartwell and other places like that. It's National Trust. Properties, basically quite. To me. It sounds like something that wasn't aimed at your demographic Gordon. Maybe someone of an older. suasion perhaps. No idea what you're talking about. National Trust is the coolest club to be part of a member I'm not sure member she nah. Nah I'll hold my hands up and say that I've been in a couple of park didn't extend.
How To Escape Your Children's Bedroom Without Waking Them
"Mundane things like grocery shopping. That's why this podcast features funny stories from fantastic writers about our daily anomalies a micro audio book about life in befuddle men. Just for you our story. This week is from Andrew. Not who you'll find known medium DOT COM and here is how to escape your children's bedroom without waking them. I hear at least one of your offspring is a light sleeper and also requires your presence by their bedside until they have entered rim. How wonderful light sleeping and dependency are signs of extreme intelligence? Probably of course. That doesn't make things any easier. You're trapped in their bedroom right now aren't you? You've tried to get out four times but your child somehow stop snoring and wakes up every time you move remain calm. I know you've been there for several hours but I have a few tips to extricate you from your current predicament. One stay low. Assuming you're lying on the floor. Don't try to stand up and walk out of the room. I don't care if your child is sawing more logs lumberjack. At a logging competition standing up beside her bid is a recipe for disaster instead. Flip over on your hands the knees and crawl a safe distance away from the bed. A safe distance might be anywhere from five feet to seven miles if necessary crawl all the way out of the room out the front door down the street to the convenience store in the corner and ask the store attendant directions to the nearest deserted island. Use Your Gogo gadget arm to hook the doorknob on your way out. Open it ever so slightly and Shimmy gap. This won't work but it's still fun because it makes you feel like a Middle Age Ninja. What does this sound like too much work? Well I have one question for you. Do you love your child or not to replace any squeaky floorboards and recarpet with an extra thick pad while it might seem like replacing your entire floor. After your child falls. Asleep is impossible. Just think of all the banging and loud cursing your fitfully. Sleeping child is only programmed to wake in response to you trying to desert her any other noise no matter how loud is actually fine so go ahead and rip up that dingy carpet and bolt down any loose boards. That keep foiling your escape. Make sure to use an extra thick pad to dampen the sound of your movements and the screams you emit as you lie. Face down. Utterly demoralized practically devouring the plush fiber like. It was your last meal as you wail plaintively desperate for relief. Don't worry about getting perfect laying new flooring in the dark is hard if it's not perfect though. It won't help your escape and if it is perfect. It also won't help because your footsteps no matter how muffled reverberate with the unmistakable sound of betrayal and abandonment three work on your core strength. Let's face it no matter how well these tips work. You're going to be standing up and immediately sitting down when your child's startles awake at least one hundred times per night while you're lying on the floor in the dark trying to answer in penetrable questions your child lobs it. You like disheartening. Confetti bombs develop your core strength by doing a hundred or so crunches what happens if a dragon breathes fire on you while you're on the toilet. Oh dear how are we going to answer that one? Try One hundred more crunches while you're down there. Contemplating core strength isn't very useful for escaping the bedroom but everyone likes toned ads right four. Remove your skeleton. A recent study found that the leading cause of waking sleeping children while exiting their bedroom was creaking bones. Do you have creaky bones? If so it's time to make a change kiss that pesky skeleton goodbye and sweet freedom. Hello sure removing your entire skeleton one bone at a time until you're nothing but a helpless meet sack might sound extreme but look do you want to cling to your precious bones or do you want your child to grow into an adult capable of trusting others and maintaining lasting relationships. You could only choose one and really things will be much better without a skeleton. You will no longer creek like a rusty windmill. Every time you move and you'll be blogging across the brand new carpet and out of that bedroom in no time
My Panic Attack
"Originally intended to record this episode back in March but that's when the corona virus hit the US in full force. So I put it on the back burner to host live. Qna's instead highlights. From which are uploaded as podcast episodes but once our front doors open again. The sudden stimuli of crowded stores and roadways might overwhelm us which brings me to this unlikely story. I want to share with you about a panic attack. That had earlier this year it turns out. There's a good explanation for why it occurred but it was quite unnerving when it was actually happening. What got me through? It is what can get us through. What's happening right? Now after? Six years of accumulating airline mileage points from flights and credit card charges. I finally had enough points to cover an absolutely free round trip. Flight and five week backpacking trip around the Philippines earlier this year and setting up a tenth on the beach or as I like to call it. A five billion star hotel made the trip in nature lovers paradise but quite a few shots. Vaccinations for things like typhoid and malaria were either necessary or strongly advised prior to boarding the flight. I am fortunate enough to not be on any medication. generally avoid even taking aspirin unless. I'm in severe pain but considering all the time I was about to spend sleeping outdoors in a third world country. I took the malaria pills for two weeks prior to departure as well as during the trip and for three weeks. Afterwards I didn't bother reading the possible side effects because not taking the pills wasn't an option but it didn't take long to notice that the pills made me sleepy for example so I just took them at night. I later discovered. They also cause vivid dreams and a slight fever which was no big deal. The whole point of the trip was to maximize time on quiet deserted islands for some peace and tranquility and to avoid major loud cities like Manila as much as possible. Since as far back as I can remember. I've been hyper sensitive to certain types of noise. The high pitch of CRT monitors beeping alarms the sound of someone snoring chewing the auditory assault of emergency sirens screaming children wind chimes and even certain. Birdsong would all drive me crazy. If it wasn't for two things one I can usually meditate and breathe deeply through the noise until it stops and I can return to the bliss of silence and to almost always have earplugs on me just in case. The sound is louder than my meditation consumer. Whether this miss a phony ah is a symptom of being somewhere on the spectrum or something else. Altogether avoiding noise isn't an option especially when dealing with major airports and public transportation. I can usually gear myself up prior to leaving the house in preparation for what's to come and wear noise cancelling headphones which more often than not keep my anxiety at bay anyway. The trip involved wonderfully warm ocean breeze on white sand beaches beautiful hikes and surprisingly freezing temperatures did not expect to experience in the Philippines but enjoyed immensely nonetheless on us. Sunrise hike to one of the highest peaks in the country clear blue skies and great food. Add into the mix one bad case of getting seasick on a boat between islands two cases of food poisoning which I actually think was from drinking the water. Not NECESSARILY FROM ANYTHING. I eight and you've got the complete experience which was still great in the grand scheme of things but at one point returning to the big loud and busy city of Manila after a couple of weeks of reading books in a Hammock on a quiet deserted beach. Hit Me really hard. The noise of construction traffic blaring. Tv's and radios car horns and the fast pace of everything and everyone around me shot my anxiety through the roof and sent me into the worst panic attack of ever had. I'm not going to play it down for you. I completely lost it. I truly believed it was the end of timber as we know him. That Buddhist boot camp would come to an end and that I would have to check myself into a mental hospital upon returning to the states. If I don't kill myself I that's how bad it was. Suicide was more inviting than another minute of noise from which I couldn't escape even with earplugs or noise cancelling headphones I truly wanted to die. It was my lowest point and I didn't even recognize myself. I mean this is me. We're talking about the guy who feels anger threatening to surface and starts contemplating what other feeling I'd rather choose but in this case this down to Earth Guy you've grown to know over. The years was no more. What got me through this sudden spiral of mental instability. As I was rocking back and forth was repeating to myself. This is temporary. This is temporary. This is temporary within an hour. I fell asleep probably from exhaustion. It's incredible how much energy the body uses to feel something anything so strongly. When I woke up the next day I was no longer on edge but still seriously questioning my mental health. Was this my own psychotic breakdown. His this what everyone was saying. Britney Spears went through in two thousand seven. It felt like years of meditation. Mindfulness and all the practice of had to remain calm in the midst of chaos. Meant nothing so I decided to do some research and discovered that severe panic attacks are actually a common side effect from the Malaria vaccine. I was taking and it all made sense on the one hand. I was relieved that it was merely a chemical reaction to the pills but has felt so real in the moment of panic. I couldn't access all those other parts of my brain that would have otherwise kicked in with logic and reasoning to talk me off the ledge but whether real or chemically induced the mantra. This is temporary. Helped me through it? All temporary can mean a minute or two an hour a week month year or lifetime. No matter how you look at anything. Everything is in constant flux. I guess what pleasantly surprised me. The most is how quickly I was willing to accept my mental breakdown. Prior to falling asleep I contacted a friend to recommend a therapist could see immediately upon returning to the states. I asked another friend whether the mental institutions depicted in movies resembled the real ones. He sees in his medical practice and then all reminded me of the near drowning incident that I described in my memoir and how I'm merely observed what was happening rather than reacting to it. I guess I wanted to share this story with you because perhaps all of the years of mindfulness practice didn't go out the window in the moment of panic and the gap between impulse response. I didn't react to what was happening. I reminded myself how temporary it all was. Mindfulness Meditation can really help us. Not In the moment of meditation but at some point down the road when we need it most a got me through the four hours of being seasick on the worst boat ride. You can imagine it. Got Me through the panic attack and it got me through the whirlwind of change to which I returned when I got back home for starters I found out that I had to move out from where I've been living for the past two and a half years but rather than react or dubbed the unexpected experience terrible or unfortunate. I found a new place to live. That is everything of ever dreamed of. And then this corona virus exploded and I can't think of anywhere on the world where I'd rather be quarantined right now
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
‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Is the Game We All Need Right Now
"Animal. Crossing New Horizons is the new animal crossing game for the switch. I think. Just the switch right Ben and It's incredible and it came out last Friday. So what is it? The twenty came on the twentieth and So been playing it for a week now and So have many members of our family who we've been visiting each other's islands has been a really nice social aspect of it Wow and also it's just like it's just sweet and Nice uplifting and also sometimes just like weird random so Aaron Do you know much anima- crossing in general. I don't know anything about it. Oh Yeah you asked me about it last week you were like. Why is everyone talking about this? I was just like why is one shitting their pants about you know. I didn't have an answer for why Hannah said. Besides the fact that it was well let me talk. It wasn't out yet but everybody was really excited about it but like I know that there hasn't been a new animal crossing game in a long time Ben but is there another reason because there are some new things in this. I haven't been a part of it before like the the whole like you. Start out undeserved island I think is pretty new to the Games. Like grafting three D. S. One thing but crafting is like brand new brand new and also Is Co op or not co up but like being able to visit each other places? Is that brand new? Not doing that in In versions as old as the second one which is for the DAS. But it's much much easier in this game and like much more streamlined. And I don't know that you have multiple people visit at once before and sort of do a lot of things you could. You can do multiplayer like it's a lot better in this game fisher cool. I'm just getting the link to the thing I'm GonNa recommend publicity so Basically animal crossing is like another kind of like just sort of relaxing game sort of similar to start do valley but not quite food classify social simulator game. Oh okay that makes sense It it moves in real time which I think is a really nice aspect to it. 'cause like one thing about Star Valley that I've heard people talk about is that They can feel stressed by the fact that there. There's more to do in a day than they feel like they can get done like. I don't often have that particular issue with it but I do sometimes like if you forget to pause when you go to the bathroom or something and you come back in the days gone now can be very frustrating. Like with with Animal crossing you can like you can like walk. Oh stop what you're doing and just kind of like look at a nice like island vista and eat some dinner and just kind of think about what you're GonNa do next and you're not like losing daylight and the days go until five. Am The next morning so you could potentially on a weekend. You could play late into the night and get a lot done in a day if you wanted to. But also it kind of makes you. It makes you kind of take things a little slower because you can't just like force the next day to start to make things happen so like a lot of things you know. There'll be a whole day or two when some new like building you're excited to visit is in construction or being upgraded and you just can't use it for that day and for that entire. Actual Calendar Day. You just can't use that service or like you know. See what you waited on. You just have to wait so it kind of teaches patients. It teaches you like resourcefulness. There's like a lot of ways that it rewards you for like basically doing chores around your island and making your island better like you can sell so the island is owned by a guy named Tom. Nook ben calls him he like sells you the all inclusive package to move to this deserted island with two other people and kind of like sketchily doesn't tell you how much it's GonNa cost you until you arrive and can leave and the airports not even open if you wanted to go home yet and like but then but then he very generously like let's you translate it into a different type of currency that's easier to earn at the beginning of the game but then like you know with all of these games. There's this kind of like recurring thing of like if you want. Greater House Which you do because you need storage and you want to decorate it and stuff. Then you have to go to Daddy nook and take out a loan and have him upgrade. Your House is the only way to do. Thank you for. Every Person Games about your daddy but he but at least in this game. He's a very like soft. Hearted capitalists like his loans zero injuries. No yeah there's no like scheduled payments You just you. Just pay him at your own pace. But you can't start up. You can't upgrade your house again until you've paid him. Obviously unlike the moment that you finish paying him the next time you talked to him he starts up. Selling you an excellent don't you? Yeah you know you wow congratulations. I knew how bad it still of a piece of shit. Don't you wish you had another room? So yeah that's that's kind of like the driving force is like you want to kind of make a house bigger everything he has these two. Little Helpers Name Timmy and Tommy who You Eventually. They'll they run like their own shop and you can go in by like random stuff there and other things really fun about the game. Is that the things that are in the shop. Change out every single day and they're just like completely random like you can find the weirdest like find toilets and there you can find like wall sconces. You can find like you like you. Just everybody has their own weird shit that they have and also the crafting thing. You can buy crafting recipes at the store or you can find them in messaging messages in bottles on the beach and like it's been I find that finding the random things is really exciting and also seeing what other random things people have gotten very biting. And there's so much customization opportunity in this game that you can really like you can bring your your your outside phantoms into it. You can make T. shirts of your favorite thing out out in the world like Ian made one Made a strong Badia flag tee shirt and he made a truck door dress and like he. He's loving that. He makes custom designs like constantly. We have you know you. Can you can put all your stuff all over the island wherever you want. You have neighbors. But they don't care so like so like Ian and I there's like a rock over by the beach and we we share in Ireland if you play on the switch yet you have to share the island that you're on in and I have separate houses but we live on the same island in the game and We we made one of the Little Rock's like a rock rock like a like a place where we can all jammed together and we put like a bunch of instruments out there and when people come over we go over there and just like play music together like that just like make the most random stuff everywhere and I just love it. I think it's great.
Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly
"Talk about some. I'm pretty heavy issues. Israel Iran Patriot of Jews. So our next guest is a pretty big leap for us. Ashley Blaker is Jewish standup comedian. He is the first Orthodox Fox Jewish comedian to be given his own BBC. Show Ashley Blaker. GOYA's guide to Judaism which returned to the air in October. Two Thousand Nineteen. Now he's in New York for his latest off off Broadway. Show Ashley Blaker Goi friendly which premieres at the Soho playhouse. On February third and runs through February twenty third. While his previous off-broadway production strictly unorthodox was tailored for Jewish audiences. This one he says is not just for the Jews. It tells the story of how Ashley's close friendship with Muslim. Comedian Imron on. UCS completely changed his life with antisemitic incidents on the rise around the globe and even here in New York actually hopes to make the audience laugh but also understand stand a little bit more about their Jewish neighbors Ashley. Welcome to our studio. Thank you for having me so I have to ask you right out of the gate. anti-semitism is not funny. So how how do you address that topic with humor. Well the reality is I think he's anything can be funny. So I'll let you come to Louis showing judge whether I make. It isn't about antisemitism. I should say that there is actually a section is a band. Semitism thought. I think the more interesting is the fact that that when antisemitism is on the rise there are two ways of dealing with. This is a way of kind of hunkering down. Just going. We're we're now gonNA stick to ourselves and and try and protect ourselves and put up the security barriers and let's have lots of armed guards on the on the door in social ones bags and all of that stuff all you can kind of outreach. As it were and try and engage with the outside world and that's what my shows about about the latter it's about reaching out to the outside world and in a way this makes wants a comedy show. You know hopefully nonstop funny. Sound sound incredibly dry but Hopefully demystify Judaism a little bit. That's certainly one of the aims. Okay well I would say you could do both right. Do the security see the undercover getting having no security either. All kind of you know very good at that accused but I actually my playbill. I wrote a Performance note and for Bates Him. But I said something about how you know very good dividing ourselves as a as an in one of the things into I enjoy doing you mentioned my show strictly and also those I I love bringing choose together because we figured it kind of separating ourselves in so many different ways you know on the whole joke about the Jewish man who lands on a desert island and he builds two synagogues one ones that he'll go to one that he wouldn't ever be seen dead and that's like what we're like but I do think that there is it is an important time to actually reach out a little bit and we can. I think sometimes certainly not in any way suggesting that we. We are in any way a foot four and symptom of course but I sometimes think that actually being too insular. Isn't that helpful. Listen so now you are from the UK so well the Labor Party. I have to ask you about the Labor Party. I'm afraid But it's often regarded as the political liberal party of choice by many Jews in Great Britain. And I'm curious how you dealt with the last election and whether or not you felt politically homeless as I kept had reading about the Jewish community. There didn't myself but I'm sure other people did and I think that yes certainly in the post for many Jews the Labor faulty will have. I've been there home by just as much as the Conservative Party would be for many Liberal Democrat. We have quite a different political system. Should know to to to the Americans as many but yes I mean. It was incredible. What happened over the last few years and how symtas I'm just rose and seem to not be dealt with toll within the Labor Party in? Yeah it was a terrible thing we still really really been dealt with properly gone away. Yeah I know there were. There were several vile things said many vile things said ed by Labour politicians but then also Jeremy Corbyn himself was talking about the lack of irony that many British Jews seem to have. I don't know if you recall that particular. Yes it was Avia. Yeah it was a video I think from a while ago. Actually but he had yes he had said something. And there's a lot of these kind of allusions I think is because they. They caught clever then. They don't outright. This isn't the foul right then marking the street saying killed the Jews. It's a very allusive. Quite clever thing of of Hinson these particular weight alluding that Jews and Israel inflating the to and to you know the whole talking about antisemitism and anti Zionism also that that things that really came along with the Labor Party and I saw something videos of people saying no no we. We're not intimately to we like the right to choose. I think there's that thing of the good news and the bad news and I think that's a really good. Jews has ones March against Israel and kind of write letters to the Guardian saying that we support Sanctioned bedia smell that kind of thing uh-huh and then the ninety five percent of the badges. I mean that's clearly terrible things so it's been a really dark period and I didn't know it'll be interesting to see in the the next four five years. How things change? Have you tried to address it with humor. There over showed. I just did a toll in opened in in May with my friend Imran you mentioned draymond so imminent. He did a tour together called profit sharing actually breaking news in profit sharing seek clever title. And it's not address head on there are other people addressing this head on and the the truth is the way to look on twitter five minutes especially around the time the election to see that kind of Echo Chamber people. Don't WanNa hear they. You know you you tweet. Something about Labor Jeremy Corbyn and immediately comes back. This prepared list of twenty times. Jeremy Corbyn has both a motion ocean in parliament. That's been helpful to community Blah Blah Blah say. No one listens to each other anymore. People just spout the same thing. So I'm not sure engaging in that kind of way addressing head on is that helpful she because people just don't want to listen right. I'm sure it's the same here with trump and I'm sure there are people who are vehemently say one one thing you don't want to listen to the side. Yes that is. That is a problem that area. So I think that's something we've seen a lot particular around brexit and all these issues as we've had in the UK and the F. But so my show anyway. Mike show look comedy show. That's the the the main PARV. So I'll tell you briefly I mean essence shows. It's about yeah. Tell us about the show but then I also want to hear more about Enron and your friendship so the show about my friend she was Enron said. So that's the kind of I think in film in terms they call that the macguffin. He's kind of you know that you heard that term. I'm not familiar with that. So it's like using the original star wars. I think C. Three Po an onto d two of the macguffin that they're the ones like sent off into onto the desert and enter tattooing. They've got the messages item. Thank you the whole plot revolves from. Then there's no actually about them but it starts from them so in a way money's the macguffin hit because is a true story we're good friends we went untold together. And he's very interested custody my life he didn't know much about Judaism me belly of June. We spent many hours together in the call. He was always drawing because he he's Muslim. Couldn't in claiming been drinking and he's always asked me questions and I kind of wanted to teach him about Judaism. But where do you start. We've got six hundred thirteen commandments. It's too long to the call I didn't want to spend money on guests so I thought well I teach him about the Ten Commandments. And we started looking at the Ten Commandments. And I unrealized. They're not that practical you know he doesn't have an ox next all so there's no need to worry about not coveting it and I so I could. Maybe set myself challenge of coming up with my own ten commandments. That I could be a bit more practical. But they could actually explain what it's like to be an Orthodox Jew in two thousand twenty and in a way. It was my friendship with him. That made me reconsider my Judaism. Because she had I've been living as an Orthodox Jew for the best part of twenty years but it's only when an outside comes along install challenging us at you start having to think about it you start thinking about your love. So that's what the shows about and it's about me going through these ten commandments. My New Ten Commandments. antiquing this to him okay. So do you mind sharing a few of the talk commanded if you're the one of them is thou shalt develop obsessive compulsive disorder okay. She's an integral Paulsville so shoot as But we cover branch of Judy. Check that box right exactly. So we cover a lot of these areas we cover kosher food and living in a Jewish area. We talk about the curse of praying public and this covers a lot of ground really comes a lot of ground in the show and then And then the story I keep finished. The story has a continuation because of how Im- reacted and then what we went off did something together which I don't want to spoil because that's the narrative But it's a pretty funny chairman. I it really is. I'm super proud of it. So you say I did. This show could street Lennox. It was aimed at a Jewish audience. All Jews knock. He's also dogs. Reform Perform Conservative unaffiliated. But Still Jews and I think it's a really. I really wanted to do something. Everyone could cutting joy That would be in a language WIGGs. Everyone can understand but the is serious does not scrimp on the jokes atone. It's the funniest show of ever done this by miles miles because I've already but still called the serious stuff when we do discuss antisemitism and there are some real takeaways well foam it excellent zone. The show's name. Is Ashley. Blaker friendly it's at the Soho playhouse here in New York City from February third to twenty-third. Thank you for joining us. Thank
The quality of the people around you dictate the quality of your life.
"All right this episode. I'm GonNa talk about the people in your lives the people who get the majority of your time for some people. This is family for some. It's friends further. That's co workers and for many of us it's a combination of all of those plus more but I'm not talking about everyone in your life. Just the forty eight people whose interactions with you make up more than seventy five percent percent of your time. These are the people the biggest impact on your own success even more than yourself. Do you ever wonder why. Whirl records and sporting events are virtually always broken at the the Olympics and not just some random Saturday afternoon competition. There are literally hundreds of competitions throughout the four years between the Olympics. So the law of averages says many of those records should be broken during those four years not just in the month that host the Olympics. But that's not how it works. The reason why this is because no matter how much you practice and improving yourself even the best in the world do better when they're in the company of others who drive them others who bring up the very best in them is true for athletes is true for colleagues is true for friends and it's even true for family members. There's no doubt the quality of the people around you dictate the quality of your life. If the people around you were always complaining about what's owed them or other problems were not self inflicted. You're you are more likely to believe your problems are not self inflicted if the people around you are satisfied with mediocre performance on the job. Then you're more likely to be satisfied with mediocre performance on the job if people around you look forward to their days off because they can't stand being at work and they never shy away from telling others this you will more likely feel the same way but if the people around you were always working on bettering bettering themselves you are more likely to see the importance of bettering yourself if the people around you are constantly learning than you are likely to want to learn new things if the people are unusual compassion towards others who make mistakes and help them move past those mistakes then you are likely to do the same because you know you'll be treated accordingly when you never leave make a mistake and I want to be perfectly clear here. This isn't water seeking its own level. These people don't consciously seek each other out but subconsciously we know it's easier when we aren't driven surrounding yourself with high quality. People means you'll start to feel very uncomfortable. Not being a high quality individual yourself. There are only two ways to eliminate this feeling become high quality individual or stopping out with those who are if you're a person who inherently wants to improve upon themselves who isn't constantly looking in the rear view mirror on what should have been and rather focuses on how to make the future better if you're that kind of person and you need to take steps to filter the people in your lives to be those people to and it's hard it might involve distancing yourself from a longtime friend who was a high quality friend when you met in high school but he just. Kinda Kinda stayed there while you moved on. It might involve any relationship with a significant other. Who Care about but who will never be the kind of person who pushes you to be everything you can be. Because they don't want you to leave Kim behind it might mean it's change employer because while you have fun with your co workers. The benefit of the relationships are mostly superficial and shallow. And they'll likely not want you to leave. Misery loves company after all and seeing you take steps to make your life better will cause them stress at the idea of remaining stagnant. Whatever your situation you will find difficulty in moving yourself out of of it but if you can manage it it'll be worth it. The idea of surrounding yourself with high quality people's also made harder as the group of people around you grows in size if you want. A stranger ranger were suddenly stranded on a desert island. That stranger would very quickly become your best friend but there are undoubtedly people working in the same place. You work whose names you don't even know and with whom you've never had a conversation. Asian outside the context of work. The reason for this isn't how busy you are. It's just the sheer magnitude of the people we encounter the loan stranger on the island needs to be your friend because both of you're more likely to survive if you have each other small groups of forty eight. People become friends as teenagers often report. They're still friends into their forties or fifties but start with a group of fifteen friends ends and there's virtually no way you're all friends even a year or two after whatever initially brought you together ends as the group grows beyond the number of people were capable of having deep meaningful for relationships with it exhausts resources and we start to see those people as hindrances to our own success and happiness this. There's an upper limit to how many direct reports leaders should have and it's also the reason why team of people that has been put together in order to solve. A problem gets less likely to solve the problem. Not more likely once the size of the team hits a certain threshold so if your leader of people I make sure your peers of the kind of people whose very existence will drive you to get better next be very cognizant of the teams you create and the quality of the people on on them don't spread out the high performers into several groups hoping to get great results out of all the groups instead put groups of similar quality people together and then watch under to make changes. Where needed did
Survivor: Island of the Idols Reveals How the New Twist Works
"Talk about surviving Jeff probst hosting the thirty nine season of survivor islands of the idols premiering tonight night on CBS gold while never gets old. I let me tell you something the twists you did. This season. I think is very unique unique. You explain what you guys are doing. Yeah we'll as you said. We've been on for quite a while. This is our twentieth year and so you keep trying to find ways to to explore different things so we brought back to. If you're a survivor fan they're very big names this Guy Boston rob and Sandra and the idea they would live on this island and serve sort of as gods as mentors to a group of new players and and one of the first things we did is we built these thirty foot busts of their heads. They're fantastic so they live on this island by themselves where they're having to make their own shelter and walk the walk doc so that they can talk the talk and when a player arrives to this deserted island they see. Kinda like survivors. Mount Rushmore these two massive heads of Robin Sandra Sandra. That's kind of what starts and then what happens out there are you're taught something about how survivor works by two experienced winters and then you get a chance to test what you've learned so it's a survivor boot camp but the key in that is players remembering. It's survivor so there's always there's always a risk with it. Wow Boston rob. He's he's there. A lot isn't it. I mean I see him hanging out a lot yeah. He's he's. This is his fifth time. I think coming back and it's funny because I I always I'm even like now on. I'm saying if you watch survivor because if you don't watch survivor a you don't care and be you don't know who these people lar- but if you're a fan there's another debate which is they played too many times. Bring them back more and that was part of it. This time is rob and Sandra basically said they didn't want to play anymore and so we called and said what if we made you gods what if you were like. Song God he's in yes and I'm telling you when you see the size of these heads when we when we put put him on a boat and drove them to the island Robin Andrew and said we want to show you the place you're going to be living. Their minds were blown. It is the biggest ego trip you can get that big. I mean okay hold on a second to to get back to a point. You made earlier about how a lot of people like to see some of the survivor. Winners and players come back on. Is it true I don't need. I don't mean to move over to season forty but is it the truth that you're going to do an all winter season because I know you didn't want to do that but like river is the real at no Jeff filming it. I know well. That's what that's what I've heard I haven't had it. You don't be that way another thing that I believe we. We need to point out and I'm sure you will agree in all thirty eight now into the thirty ninth season of survivor. Another star of the show is always where you are because you take us to these different places on on earth and we google. We find out more about a part of earth. We never probably would have thought about right through survivor where you guys taking us on season thirty nine well well. You know we're in Fiji again. We made a long term agreement with their government sort of like hand in hand in terms of promotion of of the country and the different islands in exchange for a consistent home because in the twenty years that we've been doing survivor it went our our world went from a place where we could find groups of deserted islands with enough room for us fairly easily and we did for like fifteen years we went ah different continents in different places and then population political unrest the weather changing weather has been significant the value of the dollar and how expensive places become suddenly our choices are much more limited. There just are not the same kinds of islands that don't have anybody on them. I never all these years how the world has evolved so therefore you had to evolve as well now. What are the things are different now a- As far as contestants and how they play the game or locations that you're noticing in your job wow that's a big difference than when we first started yeah well. I remember being in in a field standing next to this Guy Richard Hatch as he said whispered to somebody or loud enough for me to hear we should vote together and that was this at that time it was crazy idea that two people would conspire to do the same thing together in a way to get power and that was the birth of the game element and over twenty years now survivor. I liken it to poker. It's like we watched people. Learn a new game called poker and what do you do what cards and there's variations but in a nutshell you have to have a better hand than the other person and then you've watched it just get more and more complicated hid in this season for instance. We actually do a theme where we're going to have to experts teach you different aspects of the game. That's how much of a game there is that. There's somebody that can be an expert at it. Not What I've noticed and that's why we've we've kind of shifted are casting to go more toward people who do know the show because they're better players.
525 - Nutrition Tips for New College Grads
"Pushing Hello and welcome. To the nutrition diva podcast. I'm your host, Monica reindel. And today, I have a special episode with some tips for new grads. Today's episode is supported by Liverpool Los Angeles, offering premium denim for under one hundred dollars. No matter your body type or shape, you will comfortable in Liverpool jeans. They have the perfect amount of stretch adapting to your body, but also keeping their shape all day and Liverpool also offers a broad selection of trousers tops, blazers jackets, great colors and styles. Get twenty five percents off your purchase when you use the code diva twenty-five at Liverpool jeans dot com that's Liverpool jeans dot com with the code diva twenty five. It's may and that means that a whole bunch of you just graduated from college. Congratulations. Now, whether you're going to be starting a new job or going on to grad school heading overseas or even moving back in with mom and dad, this is a great opportunity to establish some healthy, new routines and habits and this week. I have some tips. For new grads on how to start this new chapter of your life on the right foot? Even if time money and space are tight step one is to set up a healthy kitchen. You certainly don't need a kitchen full of expensive appliances and high end cookware in order to make healthy meals in terms of cookware start with just a couple of saucepans one medium sized and one large and eight to ten inch Skillet preferably one that can go in the oven or under the broiler a big mixing bowl, which also doubles as a salad bowl a baking dish like the one your mom uses for lasagna and a larger. AM d- baking sheet, that's pretty much all you need. Now. My desert island list of essential cooking implements would also include to sharp knives. One large one small a whisk a box greater a vegetable peeler, a stranger or a colander a pair of tongs and a rubber spatula step to now that you've got your kitchen equipped. It's time to stock that pantry. Here's some tips for grocery shopping like appro, I suggest starting in the produce section and choosing whatever's particularly fresh appealing, and or well priced, but as you make your selections think about what you might serve with each one of those, and whether you might need any additional items for those meals or recipes, for example, is kale on sale this week will why not throw together a hearty, kale and white bean soup. So now, be sure to grab an onion or two before you leave the produce section and make a mental note to pick up some white beans when you get to that I'll or. Or if you're as easily distracted as I am at the grocery store, you might wanna make an actual note on your shopping list. Now, there's nothing more demoralizing than buying a bunch of fresh food. And then having it spoil before you get to it. If you're only going to get to the grocery store once or twice a week, be sure to buy some ingredients with a longer shelf life and then plan to consume the short-lived stuff first fresh fish, for example, should ideally be eaten the day, you buy it. But frozen shrimp can be kept in the freezer until you need them berries, fresh herbs and delicate lettuces may only keep a day or two but apples citrus fruit winter squash. Any kind of frozen vegetables will keep much longer as you get more comfortable in the kitchen you'll quickly. Discover the wisdom of keeping certain basic items in stock all the time for example, having a couple of versatile cheeses on hand makes it easier to whip up last minute meals and particularly handy options include fettuccine to crumble. On salads mozzarella to sprinkle on homemade pizza, and maybe a brick of cheddar or Monterey, Jack for a quick case DEA or for Totta, the other foods that I always keep on hand include eggs, dried and canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned tuna or salmon chicken stock rice keen, while Bulger or any other kind of whole grain some pasta olive oil balsamic vinegar when I use the last of any one of those immediately put it on my list to by the next time. I met the store you would be amazed at how many different meals can be concocted out of this shortlist of Staples. Plus some fresh vegetables now before we go onto steps three and four award from this week's sponsors. I wanna tell you about another podcast. I think you'll really like it's called savvy psychologist every week. Dr Ellen Hendrickson shares evidence based research to help you get through life's challenges. Just like my show it's short and sweet full of. Article tips that you can take with you. There are great episodes that answer questions, you might have wondered about like, why do we often feel so much better when we get out of the house and into nature, and when we feel disappointed and discouraged by things in our lives. Like, for instance, underperforming on our goals. What's the best way to deal with that? And how can you tell whether you should keep
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber And Mel Dickie discussed on KFMB Programming
"Rapper comedian Mel Dickie kicks off an animated version of the bounty to earth that features animals and sweeping views of habitat from forest to desert islands and mountains. Justin Bieber plays. A cheeky babboons Arianna 'Grande is a zebra with long eyelashes Miley Cyrus is an elephant. And for some reason. Kevin Hart is a cartoon
"desert island" Discussed on Desert Island Discs
"Song. These guys. Right. Dogs. Thank myself. I wonder. Do we? I'm strong what a wonderful world. So I'm going to give you the books no matter you get the bible and the complete works Shakespeare and what's going to be. I think it would have to be Jana. It's yours and a luxury. My ipad can. I think I've known. Absolutely. Okay. Be harsh. Could bicycle or something. I think that's probably what I'd take fine. You can have that. And if there was one disk that you would save from the waves, which one would it be? Louis Armstrong, because even if I were caused by by myself, I'd still believe that is still a wonderful world. It's yours Mallory. Blackman's. Thank you very much for letting your desert island discs. My pleasure. I hope you enjoy this dish desert on discs. You'll find over two thousand interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, sports stars, comedians, and more at BBC. Dot co dot UK, slash desert this, and I have a favor to ask. If you could rate and review the desert on discs podcast, it really helped other people fund us. Thanks again for this. This is the BBC. Hello. I'm Evan Davis, and I'm here to brief. You tell you about my new podcast. Sweet reason these polarized times debates on social media, a pretty shouting sometimes compelled to the extremes. So in six programs which trying a bit of an experiment will be trying to have reasonable discussions on the most emotive issues topics like patriarchy or whether people are too ready to take offence these days, identity politics, that kind of thing. I'll be with guests in the studio and out and about as well. And my mission is to foster agreement or at least to better understand disagreement. So do subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
"desert island" Discussed on Desert Island Discs
"There's this is the BBC highs. Kristy, young here, desert island discs is taking its usual summer break. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to showcase just a few programs from our extensive back catalog. And as this is a podcast, the music has been shortened for rights reasons. This week. My guest is the writer Mallory Blackman who I interviewed in twenty thirteen. My castaway this week is the writer Mallory Blackman a prolific and multi-award-winning author. She has powered her way to success not just through talent, but dogged determination and perseverance to from the careers mistress who told her black people don't become teachers to the eighty two rejection letters she received before she was published. Significant parts of our life seemed to have been spent proving people wrong at technology was her first career was in computing. As a writer, her books have tackled challenging, seems bullying teenage, pregnancy, racism, and terrorism. Currently, children's lawyers, her own formative years were spent in south London, whereas a little girl, she went from thinking, everyone was her friend to feeling as a teenager, but the world was her enemy. She says, goot stories, made me reassess the world and people as I thought I knew them great stories made me reassess myself. So Mallory Blackman, assessing ourselves. I think that's a very tricky thing to do. And what would you have put in the introduction that I didn't. I think that was a beautiful introduction Bank. You terms of an assessment of who you are, how would you sum yourself up? I'm still working that out. You know, the certain things. I think I'm not sure how I feel about that. So I think it's an ongoing process, but I think that's the way it should be really children. And particularly teenagers are who use specialize in writing four. And I would say that teenagers are are just about as tough as it gets in terms of an audience as a readership for them. How do you judge the right subjects in the right tone? I go for first and foremost. I go for the subjects that I would have been interested in a teenager all the topics I'd love to read about as a teenager. I hated it when people would say, oh, but you understand that and all they patronize you. So I desperately trying not to do that in my books. And what were you reading a teenager? Well, there were very few books for teenagers when I was growing up at quite a while ago. And so I went straight from the age of ten, eleven. I went straight onto reading adult books, and I was lucky because I had a really good. Librarian because I was dumb library so often. And she gave me a Jane Eyre when I was eleven and the first couple of chapters can, and then I got hooked and I loved it so much. And then I read Rebecca, and then I've devours George Eliot and so many others and then got into Shakespeare. I'd reach rechecked place for myself and I went some highly unsuitable things for eleven year olds like Jacqueline Susann and Dennis Wheatley empowered Robbins and so on. One of those people who can't give a book away. Once you've read it, do you have all your books afraid? I do. Yes. We have a fifteen thousand odd books in. One big hunk is not actually. They're just pulled up all over the floor bookcases back tobacco mill in the attic in every room. Pardon both rooms have bookcases in it. I've read that you one of these people who likes to learn something new every year, what? What are you learning this year? Well, actually I'm continuing with my Chinese. I started Chinese for term two years ago and last year it was drumming. I kind of dabble in things. It's a bit dilettante of me, but but I do like to kind of do things that stretch my mind. My imagination stretch my abilities. Speaking of your imagination, I would think being the sort of writer that you are, you've imagined your island that you to be castaway. Yes. What are you picturing a tropical island, why it sands blue skies blue sea and absolute peace and quiet. Okay. Let's listen to some of the museum that's gonna company you on this other Dillard's ending island. Tell me about your first choice this morning. What are we going to hear? Maller we're gonna hit. You. Uniting nations together by Ladysmith black Mambazo, Joseph, shabby LA. LA is the the leasing is such a brilliant songwriter and I just love the sentiment of this and I love the acapella sound and I love the message in this song as well too. More. Ladysmith black men Mizzou and Abbas's way uniting nations together. So Mallory Blackman you have. Well, I've got done here. You've published over sixty books now how many exactly I think it's about sixty sixty one now. Okay. I'm not that I still hunting off the fifty two on this smokers. Obviously that would take too long, but I think probably it would be fair to say that you are best known for the northern crosses series. It is for those who haven't really sort of disturbed pinned fantasy that has centered on discrimination and racism and very cleverly. It's all in reverse. It is the whites who are discriminated against in the western world and how much did you mind you to experience for the the heart of that book far more than any of my other books. Actually Callum, the white boy in it. Some of the things he goes for based on real experiences. I had like the first time I traveled. I cars on a train in the ticket inspector, accused me of stealing the ticket and and that was done of quite frail because looking at me and I was so embarrassed by thought this news gain have. Did you get this ticket from which you get this ticket form? Did you stand up to him. I did in that. I said, I bought it. I bought it, but it was. It was. It was one of those things where I was absolutely mortified and felt totally humiliated and knee and economy. I'm wiped off and things like sort of saints. My history teacher, how come you never talk about black scientists and inventors and achievers in history. And she said, because there aren't any and of, I didn't know enough at the time. This has been, I was sort of thirteen fourteen to comebacker how and sort of mentioned a few names talking about history. Let's talk from him about recent history. The third Buchen in that series called Checkmate's caused a very big stir when it was it was published in two thousand and five. It was just a, I think it was a week ahead of the London terror attacks a female character in your book is being groomed by her uncle to become a suicide bomber. You should extrordinary prescence there. What occurred to you at the time of the bombings, knowing that you had just published this book with with that in it? It's one of these shocking things. There's been. I was working in computing and I worked in the city. It was around the time of the IRA mainland bombing campaign, and I just remember how terrifying that was where you you kind of go to 'cause you had to, but it was one of those things where you saw is the day where I sort of catcher Bom. So of course, men this happened. They were calls from various 'em piece would never read the book of naturally that the book should be banned and obvious trying to cash in, etc. And I just saw cash in I wrote this, this is taking me two years to riot, but in terms of using you, imagine nation to create that scenario. Did you feel that you were in touch with something that was possible and likely to happen in Britain? Because so many people felt a sense of extreme shock that we could home grew our own suicide bombers, even put another time at happen? I think so. I mean with I did that with north and crosses because Callum does join what he calls freedom fighters. But what what sort of society at large coast terrorists and is very key to me to present both points of view in that book. And it is this idea of if you don't feel that you are part of society that you have a stake in society is very fertile ground for extremist to say, we'll come to our side. Let's do something about it more music than Mallory Blackman. Tell me about your second disc of the morning. What's this? Well, this is redemption song by Bob Marley, and I love Bob Marley. I love the way it's arranged. It's just him and his guitar. And the words I feel is so moving. Keila province. We stand aside and look. Some say it's just part fit. We've got food Bill to bull. Won't you hear this.
"desert island" Discussed on Desert Island Discs
"The city of Birmingham, Symphony Orchestra, and chorus and the heavens are telling the glory of God from Haydn's creation. What about mass you? Your own death? I know that most of us, I'm sure would want to be a speedy end as painless as possible, but I understand that wouldn't be your choice tool. I would like to have time. I think I think our needs time to say, thank you on it's time to say, I'm sorry, I'm with non needs time to sort something of yourself and what really matters until perhaps you can finally reached the place where as it were, you can see, well, I'm me and it's alright. And of course I am would be facing if as as a Christian, with a belief that I won't travel, that journey alone an alert is into mystery. It is a mystery of love, but we wouldn't ever want. To impose that feeling upon our inpatients unless they came forward and asked for is when David died. I had the strong strong feeling that he'd come in his own way to the right place for him. And freedom of the spirit was another of the things that he left us as the principles of hospice Las trickled. Well, I'm, I'm choosing something from John writers requiem the last number of all because I think it gives the piece which I do believe the many, many people that have known over the years have finally reached for themselves. Looks. I turn from John Rutter requiem sung by Donna deem with the city of London Sinfonia conducted by John Rutter. If you could take one of those records team Sisley I'd have to take my husband's that they told them and blasted out loud on your island. That's right. What about your book, the Oxford dictionary of quotations because that will give you so many things to go on thinking about and you luxury. I write bad poetry and times of stress. Can I have lots of pave and pens or pencils, and you've right, your poetry and play Beethoven and hope to be rescued. Oh yes. I, I'm not survive. I, I wouldn't do anything about trying to get away. Dame Sicily's on. Thank you very much. Indeed, flirting is here your desert island discs say cure. I've enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy the citizen of desert on this. You'll find over two thousand interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, sports stars, comedians, and more at BBC. Dot co, dot UK, slash desert islands, and I have a favor to ask if you could rate and review the desert on discs podcast, it really helped other people find us. Thanks again for listening. This is the BBC. Hello. I'm Evan Davis, and I'm here to brief. You tell you about my new podcast. Sweet reason these polarized times debates on social media. A pretty shout sometimes compelled to the extremes. So in six programs which trying bit of an experiment will be trying to have reasonable discussions on the most emotive of issues topics like patriarchy or where the people are too ready to take offence these days, identity politics, that kind of thing. Rb with guests in the studio and out and about as well. And my mission is to foster agreement or at least to better understand disagreement. So do subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
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"This is the BBC highs. Christie young here desert island discs is taking its usual summer break. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to showcase just a few programs from our extensive back catalog. And as this is a podcast, the music has been shortened for rights reasons. This week features the founder of the hospice movement Dame Sicily Saunders who was interviewed by sue Lally in nineteen ninety four. My cost way this week is a doctor whose purpose in life is the care of the dying. The daughter of an estate agent, she went to Rhodesia and Oxford trained as a nurse and later as a doctor when she was twenty nine, she fell in love with a young patient dying of cancer. He left her a legacy of five hundred pounds with a message that he wanted to be a window in her home, a home. She would open to help the dying. She realized that the process of dying was neglected area of medicine and starting with that bequest raised enough money for new kind of hospice two decades later in nineteen sixty seven. She opened some Christopher's in Sydenham south London today there are one hundred ninety similar hospices throughout the country. All of them caring for the dying along the lines of her teaching. She is Dame Sicily Saunders what's the essence of that teaching densely? How do your hospices as it were differ from those that you worked in ago? I think. Most important thing is to get across to people that this is an important part of their lives and that you can sum up what you've been. You can reconcile yourself with some of the situations you may be unhappy with. In fact, maybe a lot to do you needn't necessarily be sure that you're reaching the end of your life, but somewhere within yourself will be that knowledge. And I think hospice is about living until you die, and it may be much longer and hopefully very much better than you ever expected. And of course, most of that time will probably be in your own home with people coming out to visit you because hospice doesn't enemy in bricks and mortar. It means attitudes and skills which are now spreading very widely, but it's also to do with the use of drugs. Painkilling drugs really isn't well, yes. I mean, I wanted to do something about the control of pain because quite obviously the pain, particularly the end of a life when you were dying of cancer. Was not very well addressed and had scarcely been researched at all. And doctor was working for said, go and read. Midseason is doctors who desert that I and the so much more to be about pain, and you'll any be frustrated if you don't do it properly and they won't listen to you. And of course he was right. So you offer, obviously, total understanding of pain control you offer dignity, you offer support a coming to terms with your life before your death is really how you. Yes. I think what we learned very early on when I was working together with the sisters. Singers developing this. Was that pain is not only physical, it is psychological, it's family paying and it spiritual pain as well. And it seeing a whole person of the whole need and the whole possibility. It must nevertheless few by the very nature of your work, you'll patients come and they go, you go on and you've been there for very long time dealing constantly with death, it must. Is it not been a very gloomy business. Well, of course I'm not by the bid side much now, but I did have a check from a patient in one of the woods just before Christmas. And so I went to her bid in one of our wards just to say thank you, and she was amazed, lovely person in her nineties. So Vatian army who is full of life and expectancy and and meeting somebody like that their most mature and very ready for whatever was going to happen in the mystery head. That's not depressing. That is very enlightening and very rewarding. Well, now we commit, you hit a kind of living death really because we rob you of all company and creature comforts, and we cost you away on a desert island. Do you find anything at all inviting about that idea. Not very much. I not really a survivor on my own very well. I am a people person, but on the other hand, I have had times of solitude, particularly in the country and patch. Allow me a few birds to look yet to listen to indeed at music to listen to as well. What's your first record? Well, I'm choosing Chopin because we're gonna be talking later about my polish connections, and it also has been one of the records to which I have worked. I like to work with music when I'm writing and trying to think what to do for the next article. Part
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"Room. Two. Well. See that role, Dave. The Beatles. Rather Paul McCartney with the loan and lining road. You haven't had one of your end insulin. That's very modest. Well, I know, but I mean it on my eyes and all of my own. I can sink to self all day long. So why do I have to put me on a regular play when now which of those would you like to put on the record plan more than any of the others? Well, I think it's gonna be the long and winding road. The lyrics is so superb. And book you have to choose. You've got the complete works of Shakespeare. The bible. Oh, oh, the bible quite like the bible will test done new. Great. Let's wonderful. Didn't realize they're very similar to the vibe less oppose the. I thought e SOPs stables only because it was given to me as a boo prize at school. Nothing in particular, except for good attendance. SCO, I never had a day off plus the fact. I mean some of the same, some of the models in the stories. Absolutely. Incredible. Yeah. And luxury. What would you like all going to be solved. I go to the Nafis thing. Oh, girls, you know, it just shows that I am ago heart and I won't be a sex symbol. I'm gonna try and look like one because I grow my nails really ten inches long, and it's got to be my monarchial set on my nail. Varnish see, incredible ton. I'm blood red nail. Varnish toes. I mean, I, you know, I've got charm, the birds out of the trees. You should have to Cilla black. Thank you very much. Indeed for letting CEO desert island disc's. I hope you enjoyed this edition of desert discs. You'll find over to size and interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, sports stars, comedians, and more at BBC. Dot co, dot UK, slash desert, and I have a favor to ask if you could rate and review the desert on discs podcast, it really helped other people fund us. Thanks again for this. This is the BBC. Own load. The put causes finished if you've still got time to fill and you want something to make you laugh. Then give the flip foot cost to go. It's the home of books at committee from BBC. Wager get whole series at once from the likes of Matt's berries server, Ken and sterlizing. That's a whole series to binge this every month for something new and equally great comes subscribe Sieff lip wherever you get your put costs.
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"Sally. Everything. Doc. Richard Sloan tool, Sally when NASA, your life, divided self any strictly into rose. There's MRs Willis, wife, and mother, and there's Miss Black, the star, and that's the way you like it, isn't it? Oh, absolutely. I think you've got. I don't think I would have survived this long if I would have been Miss Black all twenty five years of, no, I couldn't have got a little bit of sanity back at home where you kids sort of just bring you you down to size, but do you have kind of story folks dropping by for plaza champagne, Ramacciotti you very rarely get invited to our us. I mean, but the typical Liverpool thing is if you invite yourself or turn the doorstep, it's wonderful because if you've just turned -able phoned instead I'm coming down, then you don't expect much to you. So oppose news gripe Brennaman who often does that is Frankie out and Jimmy Talbot people like that. But they don't look on should do total disrespect, but I don't look upon them as stars. They all just mate, you know, but there is a contradiction about the way you look at your life. If I may say that is, you know that you take these summer season bookings and you go off, you leave the home in the family behind and go off to Scarborough gate. Great Yarmouth a wherever it is we might. You do that. What does that donate the money? I know. I need the road degrees thing to the smell of the crowd. Not only that, but I mean India early days when I used to do some seasons, I did it because of the children because they and my career was always planned around the school holidays. And of course it was great to sort of do on the season. I'm great for them being by the seaside. That's the reason why did it plus the fact I love live audiences. It's great to get out the studios and actually appear in a theater with people they've actually paid to see, I think that's incredible. You just to show of. Seventh Recode oh, well, I maybe show, but I'm also a British patriots. I mean, British through and through, and I you. I mean, you could put me anywhere in the world. Put me on the moon. I would still take this piece of music. Landscape, glory. Elga pumping circumstance from the last night of the problems with the BBC. Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis. When I'll Miss Black says she's trying hard to lose wages that a problem. Well, no, it hasn't been a problem because I've lost the sort of the bulk of it that I put on when I was in Spain. All the family went to spend Paul from Robert, my eldest Lodhi when to Portugal these eighteen. It's getting awfully difficult family holidays now, but we've got this house in Spain, and we thought we'd because we weren't doing a summer season. We do this season in Spain. Oh, the worse thing plus the fact I thought and a few years time maybe I might retire on this is I wanna retie here? Sue? I could not retiring. No, not after listening to London glory. I'm close to the white that I put on come on that you took the pan. I did that. I took it for the kids. I'm Bobby actually went to a catering firm. So this is very big. That was my doubtful actually bought scales in Spain, the rolling kilos and I couldn't quite work out, but I jumped on my little scales when I got the shock of my life. And I thought, no, it's gotta go. When you mentioned retirement and for more I read, Miss Black says she's going to retire in five years time when she's fifty. Well, I quite liked the idea whether I do it is thing to get MRs. Willis says she'd quite like to be a grandma. Oh, yes, yes. Yes, I can't wait. I mean, oh, just watching t. when I see babies on television, especially those not. I mean, I go all stupid and everything. So five years to go professionally, maybe more you say, but let's say it's five years. What would you hope to achieve in that time? The hit record you? Well, yeah. I mean, that's an ego trip. Which you know I would really be knocked out of it happened, but it would be the end of the as it didn't. I always have to think of family. I always family first and the happiness. Let's eight record all. Well, this says it all. I mean, the final record. It couldn't be more fit in really well the Beatles on apartment. At this time when Paul recorded this wasn't a very happy time for the Beatles, and I think the song really reflects it all. I mean, if you listen to his voice, you can hear it all in the bought having said that this song was sent to me important place across the road and by George Martin didn't tell me it was pull you just said that this would be good to do this song. I'm listen to, and I said, I phone Georgia, and you know, there's no way I could better this on. I mean, it's gotta go out the way it is an course. It's the long wind in role by Paul McCartney. The long one room.
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"Stay with me baby from the rain Ellis. You're a natural survivor Silla, but will you be any good at surviving alone on the desert island. I didn't about surviving on my own, but, oh, God have the cleanest on that island. I really would be so organized. I mean, those the leaves and all that, you know everything in my owed would be in place. You're, you're one of life's Hoover's onto. I am to a fault. I mean, my best time for me is that the weekend in our house in booking shit because I'm literally just on my own with the kids if they to come home the night before the, you know, the older one. You've got Robert, who's eighteen and Ben who's fourteen in Jackie's almost eight is almost you. You've given them everything. You never had. Haven't you kind of affluent childhood and upbringing not marketed Eucation well, that you've hit it on the nail that last bit. I mean, the only thing you really can give you. Children is a lot of love and encouragement on an education. You can't give them money. No, money's no good to kids, but you. You can give them a great education but does but has doing that created, perhaps its own problems. I mean, they, they speak different from you speak Bush. It's great. I'm so proud. Well, the bilingual at. If they talked to me, I mean, you know, like little, Jack a, you know, he says, oh, you know, come and go. Can I have fast now, but I mean joined the week of pennies. It'll be bombed, you know, things like that. I know that that it's a source of great sorrow to you that you once had a daughter, but she died, yes. But then you got over all of that because you had you had Jackie wouldn't have had Jack pipe presume if he ever haven't said that. I mean, Jack was not a substitute. You know, he's own little human being, oh, it was an awful time a dreadful time. I'm, you know anybody listening out the who has lost a baby. Oh, it was awful. It was dreadful. It wasn't just sort of. It wasn't a miscarriage. She was alive and kicking for couple of hours. Long. Just did not survive. They collapsed some, you know, we had to have thou business of dreadful, you know, funeral and everything, and it was it was dreadful dreadful, and then I was vise by my doctors, not to go in for a baby. Give it a year to, you know, settle down in, you know, mind and everything which I did, but then the baby never came to you one year when two years when threes wen four years went five years. And then it was like, well, Jack is all no state. And it all happened one day it happened when you weren't when you give up hope and you say, well, I've got two children, I, it wasn't meant to be. It just happens another echoed place while I'll gospel. This record is everything that American pop music was at the time, and it was really another sort of reason why wanted to be a very big pop singer, and it's dear some Kook no longer with us. And of course you send me darling. Some cook and you send me, we must about blind dates. It's it's a program which fascinates an awful lot of people. They don't all admit to watching it too. It's funny people like to which is quite nice really because I know that they do that because queenie upstate in the late Brian Epstein's Malysz she, she tells me she's got this sort of across, you know, in Liverpool, and I remember a last series. They were all out together afternoon tea on the role, making the different excuses to get back home, whereas they'd never ever done before. And it was really to get back home to watch blind date. I'm so still that it's really that big success because it's right, right? The way across the bone, but you've never had a winning. You've never really match made. We've not had, no, I don't think the people actually come on blind date to sort of then all looking for a wife or a husband. I think that they won't fund and the thrill of being on the tally going, maybe some west special on the on the date of the picked to ever worry about encouraging people to make fools of themselves own. I don't like I don't like no, they, it's a strange thing. A lot of people on blind date remind me. I hate to say this of myself when I was the age that that flush, they all they've got some from to go on that show. They've never been on a television show before and though they all come down. You know, on the day, I mean, they don't see the studio to lateral day. Then they have that very little reaced just for lighting and everything. Then the sent away to the dressing rooms. I'm then at seven thirty that red light goes on on their own. So they've got to be quite flash really, very much like myself. Did you go into blind date? I did not. The ball? No. I remember when I was working in the office just round the cabin when I was sort of a clock typist I had to relieve gene was the telephony in lunch hour. So to man, the phones and this fellow chatting to me. And yes, we made a date, but I bawled out 'cause I thought, gosh, you know, I could turn turn out like Quasimodo and I wasn't ready for that. The fact is, of course, during all that early period you had a boyfriend, but you weren't allowed to talk about and you had to keep him a secret 'cause it wasn't good for the image. And that is Bobby, who is hovering over this mentioned three minutes, your husband? I know, yes. The thing about the early career, it was very much a teenage sort of kind of relationship. It was really nice. It was like everything that you see in those those Frankie Avalon films. It was really nice. I always I was thinking about Bobby of God. I miss Bobby. And he's you manager is your mental is your friend. He's your husband, he's your lover your every night. Clever. Dick. Let's stop it. The fool fend him anymore. And have you next. Well, this is this is above yet. It's great that we are talking about because this is bobby's favorite because believe it or not. He, you know, he was a great job. Great. Dancin Liverpool, and there was no batter records jive to in Liverpool than long toll Sally.
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"Own. Us. Yes. Everything I own from David gates wrote of risk dad who said, yes, he did. Yeah, not just thought it sums up know my dad's been dead quite a long time. Now, you know if I could've them back again, it not song says it all this lovely. Well, not Priscilla, Maria for Ron Icho white. What a mouthful, I know what you see, you know, Scotland road again, if you didn't have on, you gave them name. It's fantastic. I mean, really to be called Priscilla anyway, living in the area that I lived in, it was quite something. I mean, I had to be brave to really fight my way through school with that one. You left school and you became a typist but used to sing by night? Yes. We go to these sessions at clubs called the door in Liverpool and see people like the Beatles playing on Rory stone, the hurricanes I signed first of all with ROY, the hurricanes ringer was the drummer. If that band, then the word would spread around Liga poll thought that Silla was a bit of all right. Well, well, yes, not only that the girls sing because they're all fellas. There was no girl singer in Liverpool for a long, long time. There's really sixties years in the pool. They will have forevermore in the history of Papa kind of mystique attached to them. Have they been embroidered over the as you recognize them when people talk about now over they actually very special, they were very, very special. I didn't think that were a special people saying because I was living my life then and to be special because Brian Epstein came on the scene and sort of pay the way with the Beatles. And then that's when he might have been talking to John saying, you know, good oldies fell as like giant, the pace mix. Do you know of any girls would do? All right. And he probably the ball is on the Silla on. That's probably all I was discovered in a way. I actually did my audition with the Beatles. And Brian term you down, I of did he? Oh yes. I was not very good. I was too nervous. Employs the fact I was singing in the Beatles key fellas do sing in different keys than goals, and it wasn't until nine months later after the Beatles that I was in a club called the Blue Angel singing. Bye bye. Blackbird della Reese version of by by black and he was, I didn't know us in the audience and he was. He like me the respite history. And yes, it was a very, very special time. But if this is what I've been working for and hoping for all my life, I just took to it like a dog tags vote. Third record? Well, the third one really actually quite up because it's the whole reason why I wanted to be a pop singer and spy Frankie Lymon and I believe he was fourteen years old at the time when he did this record, and I was the teen and I drove my currents crackers. I was going to choose the beast side of this record, but it would. I mean, I couldn't put me mother, I know listening through all that pain. Again, the b. side was called, I'm not a juvenile delinquent. But the eyesight is cold. Why do fools fall. Frankie Lymon, wider foods, fall enough, but pull McCartney wrote your first big, hit few, didn't he? Oh yeah, it was terrific. He didn't mind if the match -ly I used to hear him, sing it in the Covent. What was it? Love the loft loss of the laws. North of the law? No, it hurts me to say that way and it was great, and I looked at tremendous how it goes. Oh, now you're awful. Sue. Oh, I tend you con. I can remember anyone. I can step inside how I cannot remember what I wasn't really that big hit because it did not that Liverpool sound because the first time in my life that I'd actually song with musicians who could read music. So that's probably why you've never heard of it, but it's great wrec. The woods are great. I don't know how old you when you wrote a each time I look into Yara. I see that the the have lies. And as I look, I see the love of the LA now on record, I said, love love of the loved, but we couldn't eliminate. I couldn't understand how George Martin my record manager said, you know, can you sing the property. I said, I can't. That's the proper way of saying, you know, and so they kill the looked on the record, but I couldn't get the, I couldn't sing there. It would. You know, totally felt it doesn't fit. You've had the nose jobs. We all knew about the news gentleman. He was all over the papers to I didn't. I didn't know about that because I've tried to keep it secret, but it was the worst thing because it was the staff at the hospital who said guests week, we would've noticed anyway, because the news did change radically that you did come was upset identity seen that advocate on the tally of beans. I mean, that's exactly what my mother said. She asked me what I paid for it, and she literally said, like on the television, he was roped. She was very upset because she said twenty five, you made you first record in nineteen, and you've been the biggest things sliced bread with the knows that you've got what you want to change it all now. And you became a millionaire s at that state. I suppose the did the on paper because it selling hundred thousand records per day and then will sail. Yes. I mean, a lot of people think they talk about money's now which I eight, but then on paper, suppose then I was, you know you you, you were talking telephone. How long did you think it would last life at the top? I was again, twenty five everything out when I was twenty five. I, you know, doing on I, I remember feeling quite desperate to have children. And I, you know, I thought I knew Bobby was the right one for me, and I thought this is silly. You know, it was in the days when if a pop singer got married, the career ended over not. So I mean, I fully appreciate it all that and that, but then the needs to meet to get married and have children was far fog greater to my loyalties to the funds. So you didn't care if life at the top came to an abrupt end while it only lasts supposed to last three years. I know it was I, I was five years later and it went from strength. I mean, I, I remember on the BBC shows, I was on television live. I was practically giving birth to our Robert and then on the scream. Thank God. You too. For that? Yes. Have full record while a false ragged old ever. Bobby left me or you know, it's everything that's. You know, when you're man leaves you, whatever, especially when years of teenager and you know, you've got you. I love you know, you've been scorned. This record, says it all. I mean, I just wish I could have in micro before I die. Make a record like this. It's cold. Stay with me baby by Lorraine analysis. Stay
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"Say this is the BBC highs. Kristy, young here desert island discs is taking its usual summer break. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to showcase just a few programs from our extensive back catalog. And as this is a podcast, the music has been shortened for rights reasons. This week. It Cilla black Sylla was castaway twice, ROY Plumlee interviewed the first time in nineteen sixty four when she was just twenty one. The addition you're about to hear is from nineteen eighty eight. When she was interviewed by sue Lawley. My cost away this week is a singer twenty five years ago at the age of nineteen. She rose to fame as one of the Liverpool voices which captured the nation's attention today. She still sings, but her effervescent personality means that she enjoys an equally famous role as the presenter of two successful television shows. She is, of course, Cilla black. A singer Cilla turned comedian turned presenter, which is your, I love. Oh thing comedian me. It terrifies me. I can only be funny with people that I, it's awful things to say that I enjoy being with and an awful lot of these show business functions. I ate. I ate the people out of this. I can't funny. I know I shouldn't say that, but really, no. I prefer to be known as a Singley epitaph would say singer, I absolutely yes. That's all I've ever wanted to do. My vision really is to have the number one hit pop record. Do you think you could make another number one? Yes. But I wouldn't like as a release like something specially written for me. I mean, thing is, I know anyone would say it. Probably anyone that a heart was. I know it was great because it was a number one, then selling sort of a hundred thousand records per day. So I, you know, have been the Donna. I'd like another number one with an and use on. McCartney be abandoning you on on a distant. And would I imagine be the cruelest thing one could do to you? Is that right? Not really know. A lot of people think that because I love being with people all the time, but I like my own company. I'm not being flash when I say that I, I'm at peace with me. So I mean, I'm gonna very vivid imagination. It sounds that was the flash, but you know, all old sort of last week in everything. I've been reading about Norman Tebbit. Ryan is boop and Joan Collins. I think, gosh, I could do that. I couldn't do it now, but on a desert island, I've got a vivid imagination. Jackie Collins has got nothing on me what steamy episodes. I've got the locked just put me on that desert island. It's all right. We'll hear a bit more about them, but you've got the gramophone to keep you company. What's the first record you're going to play on it? My first record is is a comedy record. It's the Bob Newhart one. I, if. A lot of people remember, doll and every picks driving instructor. Not me. I like the one worse. Walter rally is just discovered to buy what's tobacco. It's a kind of league. And you bought eighty tons of it. Let me get this straight. No, you bought any tons of leaves. This may come as kinda surprised you all come fall in England here. We're kind of up to our. Huts Walter early sketch on the invention of tobacco. Not silly what Solis I read about to really at heart. I mean singer apart wanting to be a sex symbol. Oh, yes, really goes back to that boop again. You see, I'm gonna write that novel on the island yet deep down the I would really love men. When I entered ru. I would love all men to fall at me feet. Rodney sort of really literally just slapped me on the back and say, hi, ceelo surprise. Things like that? I do. I admire people like Shelly bossy. You know, I, I admire sex symbols like Joan Collins. I really do. You cannot. It seems to me be six in, but if you've got a sense, a few. Oh, I think that you count, you see, I mean, I know Joan. She's a gem Nye the same as me and she is a very funny lady looking, Marilyn Monroe. I mean, do me a favor. She had the greatest sense of humor on k. rider hit you right across that screed when one thing of course, all of those people you mentioned are on one thing you determined to be when you small was very, very rich. Where did that come from burning desire? Oh, well, the burning desire. I came from way back in Scotland road Liverpool. When we lived behind a bulb shop next door to a Chinese laundry. We never had already from door because the flat was above the barber shop. So I had to go through the barber shop to get to our kitchen all beyond the Midland Bank. So I never had a front door that I went in, but my mother used to take me just to escape maybe two, maybe three times a week to the films. It was fantastic to see people like Doris day and Nutley would talking about the yard, and it was like five acres of green grass and all these trees and flowers and all backyard was where the outside Lou was where we kept the coal, you know. So yes, I did one I wanted. I wanted to do that. You know that American propaganda. 'cause I just thought everywhere in America was like that when you go to it. I mean, you are stinking rich. I'll. I guess that you've read well, we know the wrong papers. I beat the paves. I think Bobby is this right? And all these miles, the rose Royce, the champagne every night. Oh, that's gonna. Since he's been on the diet. You'll say record my second record. Well, this is up slightly a fantastic song and it's by David gates, and my father is no longer with us. This song sort of just so the way I feel about my dad and if you listen to it, everybody listening at home to this, it's not really singing about your wife or your girlfriend. You just think about all the qualities via father. It's cold. Everything I own.
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"Brown, we've now finally reached your desert island? No. Would you be good on this island, hopeless? I am the non do it yourself, man. What about people to talk to that? Because to me, no years I'd do that. That would be dreadful before. You mean if I was silent was dead that when I talked to myself without you, you're gonna mansion? Yes, I do. Because when I'm alone in the flat in London, I talk all the time. I'll get arrested one one about records. We've got one record from the eight to pick one you'd like to keep if the other several washed away. Well, in theory, it ought to be the Beethoven in the sense that I do think that is the most important music ever written. But I think probably for company the Brahm's clarinet quintet and the book the one book. You see this solves the problem of talk to. I'm one of the many. I imagine who delighted that the bible is already there work hard on that. I've been reading are using peaks commentary on the bible while I've been working on these bible programs don't if you know peaks common pizza, great fat sort of encyclopedia of bible studies by mazing clever people h h Rowley and effort. Preussen people like that, and I would feel that they were good companions. So I think the thing to do is to take that and have the bible, then you can read a bit to the bible, read what one of those and disagree with them. Go back the bible and you really have a dialogue going. What about the luxury object did think of cardboard cutout to John Timpson? But I tell you what I would really like if I were to remark telly in Delhi in the word with rod Gandhi, I would like the Taj Mahal because I think it's where it is. It's the most beautiful building in the world. Imagine if you had it on a desert island to yourself, you could sit in it and read the bible in. Seeks commentary when you tend up your toes of actually you could be laid out in it. I mean, you could layer self out because his Amores and in our India's people would come and they would say, how did that funny? Little bloke build are all by himself. Bremmer. Thank you very much. I hope you enjoyed this addition of desert. In this, you'll find over two thousand interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, sports stars, comedians, and more at BBC. Dot co dot UK, slash desert island discs, and I have a favor to ask if you could rate and review the desert on this podcast, it a really help other people find us. Thanks again for listening. This is the BBC. Of that failing. You've just up on your regular podcasts. Now, how'd you decide what to listen to next? There are just too many where you need is podcast radio hour from BBC, radio for extra. I'm Amanda Lind and each week I offer recommendations of the best for cast that are out there. I invite guests choose their favorites too, and we went to podcast creators about the inspirations behind their episodes. We featured Deborah, Francis white carrier Loyd will young, even Alec Baldwin, whether you're looking for crime, comedy, conversation, or something completely different. Discover your next favorite podcast with podcast radio, our find it where have you found this.
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"Strean. Serve on an Oscar Peterson Brian leeward down here in in London, three or four days of the week. Now on the today, programme you based firm in the north, you always had your roots up there and kept him there. Why is that. Well, I feel at home up there simply, I'm we tried. We had three years in London. They went back north and we wondered whether they've moved the south again when I was working on today, but then seemed all wrong. So we stayed where we were. I like living in the Pennines particularly. It seems to me, that's the real division between north and south physically. The north is the bit that's commanded by the pens in the south is the rest and the something about those strange treeless hills. You know, that are so bleak two thousand feet that I like very much a love driving just across into bucks from where I live. I'm going here Stephane Grappelli at the Bucknell browse quite soon and to come out of that night. Come on that little theatre eleven o'clock at night and come across those hills if the moon is up as marvelous. What about the other divisions between north and south? Are you aware of those? Well, what you have to remember is that if you are in gainful employment in the north of England, you can actually lead a fuller life than you can in the south. I mean, if you are in gainful employment somewhere in Greater Manchester, you've got better music instant theaters all around you better football better. Cricket. Better schools and very easily to get to them. Always feel sorry, people in this east to have to spend so much time in so much money traveling. But if you're out of work and of course much more likely to to work in the north if you live in Liverpool Hartlepool or wherever, then it seems to me things very difficult. And we've not faced up to that towers nation is he in Sweden when they closed their shipyards, they've only three percent unemployment in Volvo and Saab instantly set up factories where the shipyard workers are bleak close shipyards. Nobody's rushing there with new work and this far too much unemployment will the politician solve it using is good question because you move them daily Utah to them you, you move in their circles. I don't see at the moment, the political will anywhere to restore full employment, and I would regard that person is number one priority of all policies, but that it can be done. I do not doubt they're a right Ling answers and left-wing answers to it, whether we have the political will to do it as another matter nowadays, a wreck over. Ha steel yourself. How resin tourism composer from Akron, as you know, manches Manchester had a better crop of modern composers than any other town in the country in the postwar period. Harry Birtwistle is one of them Peter, Maxwell Davies and people like that. Harry wrote this thing I mentioned, I've had the record ten or twelve years, and he's now got this opera office. And I see this as really early work for that opera called Nene are the death of office. It sung by Jane manning who is the most remarkable sopranos you can hit notes without a jump from a standing position matrix. Alan hacker three bass clarinets. Magin having read midsummer night's dream sitting in desert island and hearing this. Love that high note than she says, solve. You had a lifetime in journalism and you've got many more years left. One hopes plans. Do you have now? But I would just like to go on doing what I'm doing. I mean, I love doing today an intil. They tell me to shut up in Nevada enough of me. I should go on doing it. I like doing the kind of things I'm allowed to do on radio for. I do a quarterly report on employment called workforce. I do wear nj still now age twenty one would you believe I am busy at the moment that you may know on a series about the bible and called the good book which -joyed making finish, join making hugely. I'm hoping to do something on Islam because I would like to understand the Islamic things. One of the great men of interviewing the bible Islamic scholar was most holy man. I would like in eight hundred nine to do something on the two hundred hundred issue the French revolution. It's high time. Somebody did something good on Coleridge. I really quite a lot of thoughts, final choice record. Well, I think still that the greatest piece of music ever. Written in the sense that it's the piece of music which reaches out to kind of Infinity. If not indeed to turn. Ity is the Beethoven quartet opus one hundred thirty one. I have an old and much scratched recording by the fine arts quartet, but I still think they get to the heart of the tabs better than anyone else. Brown,
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"This is the BBC. Hi, Kristie young here, desert island discs is taking its usual summer break. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to showcase just a few programs from our extensive back catalog. And as this is a podcast, the music has been shortened for rights reasons. The program was originally broadcast in nineteen Eighty-six. And the presenter was Michael Parkinson. Castaway. Today's journalists Umbro cast a Brian redhead. You in generalist all your life, and it occurs to me that journalists in fat, no, from very, very early age. What we want to do, they don't come into the job by accident would be to your case we ever since the age of eight. I read a story in the hot spared, do a man called scoop Mallory, ace reporter unavowed there. And then that I was going to be a journalist and at age of Kenema have been being interviewed for the grammar school. In the scholarship days, there was the first year of the war, and we had the interview for some reason on whether be stationed in Cumberland in the waiting room, which was open just me and the headmaster Benita Reese Thomas. And he said, what are you going to be when you grow up Brian? And I said, a reporter, a newspaper reporter, and you looked very pained. We've always think about the job and attracted the Lamour of the job. The nosiness I'm an incorrigible gossip, and that's all journalism is kind of structured gossiping. You get paid for, and I've always been nosy always wanted to know what was going on. When you start as journalists, you remember this when your first bit going to the, you know the court and the things you wouldn't go to as a human being, you realize it's the life you, you know, so much feel so cocky ago round insane. But I knew about that because I saw him sent the prison. That's the first choice of Recco Bradley's right? The Benny Goodman trio playing body and soul. This will remind you of school dances is to lead the school downs band. And in Penrith we're evacuated and there was a slender girl and plump girl who used to call body and so an ice grin that them and play this. Benny Goodman trail body. And so Brian, what kind of a background did you you come from? What do your parents do when my father was a silkscreen printer think in these Elliot's days, but he and his brother had an advertising agency Newcastle on Tyne. And I know used to say that one of the fish jobs he had was to go post bills for Jordan. Alfred black who started in new cousin and you went into chapel in county, Durham, nine hundred twenty six during the general strike and wouldn't let him in because they said Trump is the first Soviet in Britain. So you said, well, take me to the commissar will order you're the only child? Yes, that was the only child we are brighter. Yeah. What you say, sadly, yes. I mean, I pass exams stunning me hand. What about music in all this background of yours was very musical, family hot. Well, my father wasn't the like music. My mother liked music very much. My mother's brother who died not. So very long ago. I always say that he worked in the town hall for forty years lived in the same house for fifty years and sang in the cathedral in Newcastle sixty years. And there was that great tradition in the family of singing, but I couldn't sing. And so when I went to the grammar school and it was a vacuum from Newcastle Penrith, the great thing was the school was very keen on music. And if you showed any interest at all, not aptitude just interest, you got the chance and that I came to learn the clarinet and I was taught by boy called Jimmy likley, which is a great name for clarinet teacher, but Whiteman ethically, I think because I'd want seen Harry ROY at the Newcastle empire. You made your radio debuted plankton at the edge eleven? Yes. On children's are in fact. We play the second record now that is it because the first thing I ever played in public an almost the last was I played the clarinet trio e flat when I was twelve in the woods with hall impedance, and I was so small feet wouldn't the floor when I sat on the John was terrified. And there were two rather into sort of upper decamp sixth formers playing veal and the piano, but to tell was better than them. This one is Jack Brynner's recording.
"desert island" Discussed on Desert Island Discs
"An exit from songs Fedorov, Robert tear with the London symphony conducted by David Atherton. Nearly all your life you spent countryman. Yes. Do you think that's going to help you look after yourself on an island Nile, I mean is has prepared to know which is vegetable in, which is not, but that's about the limit of it. Could you put up shelter? No. Had hope it was hot enough to do that. I'd get into cave food. Do you fish? No. Have I fished, whoa. Yes, I suppose ocal minnows when I was a kid which would try to escape this possibility. Yes, but I'm not long Symon. I said it wouldn't go very far without coming back hastily the island if that was shock. So Wales about, you're not a sailor. No, you're lost record. What if you saved, Liam, I've saved at the end. The composer who's been with all my life from the very beginning and Beethoven. This is a very serious right. It has to be because we have somewhere to come back to the thing that is inside one. So and and Beethoven himself seems to have had at some time in later life. Some serious illness appears, and he wanted to give some kind of INA thankfulness, and he wrote strange corral string quartet, and string quartets intimate instrument to him to use as it has been fact for myself. And so this very curious work, which is very well known listening mode and a holy, thanks. Song as he put it for being brought back as it were to life into new life. What if can only play some very short thing from the sea itself, which is so intense still that is difficult to do this as we are now in a studio because it you see in a concert hall, you would have heard the music before and you would grown towards that stillness would hit with that. Not intensive that since ability to roads this strange remote, but very beautiful sound. An exit from the third movement of Beethoven's string quartet, opus one, three, two played by the Lindsay caught it. If you could take just one disc to the eight you played us, which would be I'd have to think a bit. But if I don't think too hard, I would say Sunday, the monta vista so rich and grand and such for and to make life easier for you on the island. You're lot one luxury, one object of no practical use that it would give you pleasure. No practical use. No. Then I would have an egg timer. You mean to not gonna get any? Well, I don't know. But if I had him, I'd like to know how long they going to be oiled and I hadn't got watts. A practical use telescopes. Even if out I'd look, the stars are not a lot of telescope because the practical use then give me an egg time usually have both. And one book you already have the bible and the complete Wexler Shakespeare. Well, being the person I am, I calling read that it clearly, but I still manage to write invaded debtors. I tried to myself. I've like some blank pages on which on my do it. I withdraw my few lines. Put some notes down. There would be pacified even the fifth opera, which I would have to call the music of the angels, right? Whatever you need to compose. All right, and thank you. So Michael Tippett for letting us hear your desert island discs. I would like to say thank you very much because I've enjoyed it extremely, go by everyone. I hope you enjoyed this edition of desert discs. You'll find over two thousand interviews with artists, musicians, scientists, sports stars, comedians, and more at BBC. Dot co dot UK, slash desert island discs, and I have a favor to ask if you could rate and review the desert on this podcast, it really helped other people find us. Thanks again for listening. This is the BBC.
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"This is the BBC. Hi, Kristie young here, desert island discs is taking its usual summer break. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to showcase just a few programs from our extensive back catalog. And as this is a podcast, the music has been shortened for rights reasons. The program was originally broadcast in nineteen eighty-five and the presenter was ROY. Plumbly. I cost way this week is one of the premier competitors. So Michael Tippett. So Michael, would you rather have scores than record? I can't. No, I I'm sorry, this is a personal thing. I have lost my central vision and only have ritual vision and I can't read easily. I've got contrary to score a toll. I'd have to be allowed having somehow touched on my person, the magnifying glass with each. I read these things obviously dreadful. I can't see insects which is also another interesting crawler not least bit worried by being the tropical insects that cannot see them so that I go to bed fairly happy. But to point is that I don't now want to read the score. I would like to hear the sounds of it remember, but records of the things I really would like there's no question. Where do we start what the first one chosen? The first piece of music I ever heard as a schoolboy Nafez, longtime longtime ago just to be mad nineteen, twenty twenty one. And there was an initial music then in schools, what's so ever any case I will out to go to a concert. My Malcolm says. He was then and I heard a work which anyone I can remember the whole concept which is mother goose. He'd Mahavir. I had no idea who are up walls really, but I was fascinated by this piece much later on when I tried to play the piano, I found that the beautiful Sonatine which have a wrote, I could play portions of it. I couldn't play the first not move into very well, but I could play the minuet that is in the middle, which I have. I self used even now as a model for us out abandoned loss piece pizza wrote and by an accident. This is very interesting. Is that about, I don't know the middle twenties or perhaps nineteen thirty certain major composers from Europe came to England and given a complete constantly ill queens hall. One of them was studying ski who came with no Diskin and played also species arranged for that purpose. The other ones. All I can remember travel is he's back view conducting an entire time just as had a pencil. But eventually he went off the stage and a young pianist Frenchman is came on and played this Rava. Salaheddine very vivid dry, but diminutives the most enchanting beautiful piece of busy, which is there forever. So I'm concerned so that that would be a joy to have. But of the second movement of rebels sauna teen played by Paul Crossley. I chose this record ROY because Crossley is a young pianist, Heim esteem venomous. She's paid on my own PC's and he had a stance French music in a supreme degree subtlety to it just played to Ravel in nineteen twenty something either. It certainly wants us play to me now. So Michael, you will born in Middlesex and moved to Suffolk. I was in fact born in a in a nursing home in London. Age of whatever. It was a few weeks of whatever I went exactly. What's your further sounds to being a character? He invested in the theater. He ran a hotel south the front. Did you spend a lot of time done a children? We went tries before the full the first World War longtime ago. And of course I can remember it family. Well, then comes the first World War you see which which cut my life off, like a lot of people's, like just like that. I was nine years old and and everything went, my father had no more money because French hotel didn't pay an in so forth. And we never went back again. You see until we are older in other words, fifteen sixteen or something like that when he off to the wall. First of all, he went back and then sold the hotel and then began to live over in France. Life in the hotel was alienated a memory of it, but not. But we never lived everyman's and you always good at languages, more French, Susie, my father to beautiful friend, and somehow I was drawn to that. Let in anger. It was easier. I talk myself German with. I came to Royal College of music ninety two because I felt the Jovan was much musical language, and I was drawn to literature. I wanted to read literature. Your mother was a novelist who had suffered yet leanings. She had leanings, all right. She lent on her children. It seems to me looking back on. That's another man. But she, she novelist of account. She merged romance, novels of that period, and they were while they were, I didn't know terribly well, obviously I was very much a child. Well, your pills musical answer is no, not in the sense of knowing what it was to have it. Musical child had no idea to my mother sang boozy ballads or whatever you call them now. But they were lovely sort of songs which the best quilter and she sang them in to a tiny panel and a tiny room in a tiny village. Well, there's nothing at all. I was no radio. You see that was not in cottage to nor interest. I was in college. We're both in cutters as normal enough in that kind of sort of low middle class off found whatever it was. You see in village, we were encouraged to to have panelists. I mean, everybody is a deed. I, I like the my brother didn't. I don't think that much. Musical school? Good. Heavens, no, no, no, no, no. I went first to see to secondary school which was a public school in that time and and I I had to run away from it finally, and it isn't an I get Stamford grammar school where sergeant had been that is the thing begins. I have some real training of very primitive kind at which point. Let's have second, Greg, good. Yes. Now, here you see the real loves. I went off to a rod coach music after that in about nineteen, whatever it is three and suddenly the whole music scene was dam breaking. And I went to the first whole concert series. The problems when Henry would just after the war. And of course Beethoven was a big figure, but the only others were and I always from the video. Today's had a feeding of battles which was rarer than it came naturally turned his come after the war and Harold in Italy was the strangest of them. This strange sound that the owner Meeks and there is also knew, and yet this. Choon which I would like to have played now has a kind of song to us that is absolutely unique, absolutely belts, and it will be just when you pay to be nice for being executive, a mood Muslim was. Part