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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 1  South Bank

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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 1 South Bank

"Dublin city walk part. One as ireland's number one city in the heart of the emerald dial. Dublin is the perfect introduction to ireland. And its charms. I'm rick steves. Thanks for joining me on a walk through the historic centre of dublin. On this walk will hit. Just one half of the city. The sights on the south bank of the river liffey. When you're done you can easily link up with my companion tour dublin city. Walk part to to do the north part of town. These two walks are great to take at the beginning of your dublin. Visit to get the lay of the land physically culturally and historically on this first half we'll stroll past stately old buildings wander the campus of trinity college and explore the city's origins at dublin castle. Along the way we'll experience the vibrant city of today. We'll walk the popular pedestrian only grafton street with its trendy shops and cheery buskers there are the atmospheric lanes of temple bar home to traditional irish high-spirited nightlife in the photogenic. Hey penny brench. And of course we'll pass plenty of characteristic old pups perfect for a pint a bite or a chat with the locals allow about two hours to do part one of this walk. It's a substantial walk so pace yourself. It's not just an introduction to dublin but also to ireland and it's rich history. The walk is best during normal business. Hours when everything's open but it also has its charms after hours. Now let's get started as we explore the lively and historic city of dublin. How to use this audio tour. This audio tour gives each of this walks greatest hits its own title track number much like a playlist or the songs of cd. You can skip ahead or tailor itinerary to your own tastes but navigating through dublin on your own can be confusing and it's easiest to just follow the to order. I've laid out to help you along. I've invited my colleague. Lisa page lisa gears lisa. We'll give directions from one site to the next. Ideally this walk will unfold in real time. He should be able to see from start to finish without pausing or fast forwarding much at all but of course when you went to linger longer pressing pause is encouraged with by rick steves audio europe have be sure to take advantage of its latest features. There are maps showing the route. And each stop a twenty-second rewind. Button allows you to catch something. You might have missed or here. Vital directions the second time and the speed button makes me tuck faster chipmunk style. You can read the actual script of this tour. And if you'd like more information on the spot you can download the entire. Rick steves ireland guidebook with a couple of clicks. Be aware that even with the very best of directions sightseeing through. Dublin can be confusing. Be flexible and don't hesitate to show the picture of a site to a local or your fellow and ask for help now. Let's begin or dublin walk part. One lisa get started. Thanks rick tour begins. Saint stephen's green. Start at saint stephen's green. That's the large park at the southern edge of the city center. You can't miss. It is the big green patch on your dublin map. We'll begin at the parks. Northwest corner where it meets. Grafton street there you'll find a big arch at the entrance to the park. Stand at the arch and prepared to enter the park. Rick thanks lisa. Let's start our dublin walk by taking a short stroll through saint stephen's green. It's a true awareness in the busy city and is always populated with cherry locals out for a stroll as we go. We'll get a pleasant introduction to this big city so enter the park through the arch. Keep going straight ahead about thirty yards. You'll run straight into a small lake. Let circle that lake. So facing the lake go left. We'll walk clockwise around the lake. Take the path that keeps you closest to the lake if you get disoriented. Don't worry just keep circling the lake. Which will eventually return you to where you started by the arch as we walked through all this greenery. It's hard to imagine. We're in the middle of a city of half a million people and is the capital and largest city of a nation of five million irish with reminders of ireland's heritage everywhere. Dublin is also the de facto capital of irish culture. This park were walking through lush flatten watery with fifty shades of green. Looks much like the rest of the emerald. How with its green pastora landscape in fact this park was once a marshy bug for grazing animals. Just as so much of ireland still is today as you continue up the path along lake. Keep an eye out for a footbridge over the lake. We'll be crossing that dublin has always been at the heart of ireland's five thousand year history. The islands i prehistoric inhabitants built their burial mounds at new grains. Just a couple of dozen miles north of here also just north of dublin. At the hill of tara is where in dark age times the celtic kings. I introduced the idea of an nation and when ireland became a christian land. Monks of the ninth century settled at a monastery near dublin with their famed book of carols. When you reach the footbridge cross it on the other side you'll emerge into a vast grassy space on sunny days. This is a popular place for office. Workers enjoying their lunch break. Turn right and keep hugging the lake as best you can as we continue circling it. Dublin was ireland's very first city namely the island's first permanent settlement with a wall. It was founded as viking trading settlement in the ninth century. When the english arrived in the twelfth century dublin became their foothold on the aisle and later it was just north of dublin. Where english rule was solidified at the landmark battle of the boyne. Dublin grew to be ireland center of wealth and commerce by the seventeen hundreds. It was second only to lend it in the british empire. It was dotted with grand classical style buildings many of which will see on our walk in fact that golden age was when this park was laid out it was founded as a private park surrounded by mentions of ireland's elites keep following whatever path keeps you close to the lake ahead on the left. You'll see a rocky knoll in the trees. Climb the steps check it out. This terrace has become a popular place for outdoor plays and weddings. There's a modern looking statue a top it. The statue honors the great twentieth century irish poet. Wbz yates and the statue was made by the great twentieth century. Sculptor henry moore in the early nineteen. Hundreds yates fought to keep ireland's rich history alive. In modern times he and his circle revived old poems songs and folktales and championed the gaelic language. They helped to forge a distinct irish national identity. They were part of a larger movement that was standing up boldly against the dominant english culture. Uh oh i smell. A bit of conflict brewing. Well as we'll see on our walk if there's anything that defines irish history it's exactly that conflict. We'll see reminders of that everywhere. Let's leave the rocky knoll and keep walking clockwise around the lake. Making your way back to where we started big arch. Just enjoy walking through this pleasant park. Remember when the park got its start. It was a common for a rich housing development. It was closed to working class riffraff. Well they let us in. It was surrounded with fine classical looking buildings. Each of the tenants was obligated to plant six trees and voila a park was soon created as dublin grew into the number two city in britain. This was one of its most pleasant escapes in eighteen eighty. The private park was opened to the public and today it provides a wonderful refuge from the city with its romantic gazebos and carousels duck filled ponds and relaxed people. The park seems to celebrate irish freedom. Keep going as you make your way back to our starting point at the arch. Dublin has always been right. In the thick of the nation's many conflicts conflicts between culture and english influence between protestant and catholic between traditional and modern between the irish government and their colonial masters in london and it was in dublin on easter of nineteen sixteen that those divisions came to violent head changing ireland forever or as the poet. Yates put it. Everything was changed changed. Utterly a terrible beauty is born. One battle of that so-called easter rising actually happened right here in saint stephen's green and there's a vivid reminder of that battle just ahead now you should be reaching the corner of the park where we started. The big arch exit the park through the arch. But don't go far. No turn around and face the art no step around to the left of the arch and look up. They see that bullet holes yes. There is a bullet marks scarring the left side of this arch. This happened during that. Easter nineteen sixteen uprising. A group of passionate irish rebels had taken up arms against the british right here in the park. They were a romantic mishmash of poets teachers aristocratic ladies and slum dwellers they dug trenches in the park thinking they were creating fortified positions. What they hadn't figured on was that veteran british snipers had taken the high ground. Just up the street in the shelbourne hotel. The bullets rained down and the rebels were quickly overwhelmed. Within a week the quixotic easter rising was prudently crushed. But as you'll learn as you explore more of dublin that moment was the final turning point in ireland's long march to freedom. Let's go see the rest of dublin with the arch at your back crossed the street. This puts you at the top of the pedestrianised grafton street almost any time of day. Grafton street is busy with strolling locals and tourists will be going down grafton street later but for now for now turn right. Start walking east on the busy traffic filled street. That's called appropriately enough. Saint stephen's green. Keep walking to the next corner Walking to mention house keep walking down the busy street that borders saint stephen's green. We're going about one hundred yards to the first corner. Notice that the street has a tramline. That's proved to be a very popular way to get around in this increasingly urban environment. Dublin is far and away. Ireland's biggest city. As i mentioned there are five hundred and fifty thousand people in the core and nearly two million in the greater metropolitan area among ireland cities court on the south coast is a distant second with a mirror. Hundred twenty five thousand. Dublin really took off back in nineteen seventy three. That's when ireland joined the european community the precursor to the eu. Dublin became the engine driving the so-called celtic tiger boom years around the turn of the millennium. That's when many american corporations located here for tax purposes today dublin ireland's silicon valley or silicon bog as they call it. It's the european base for big tech companies like apple facebook microsoft and google. When you reach the i intersection. Turn left on dawson street. On dust and street you get a sense of how nicely modern dublin dovetails with traditional irish ways. for instance. look on the left at number twenty five. It's pub a very skinny pub sometimes called the tiniest pub in dublin. As we'll see on this walk this is just one of many pubs in dublin offering a slice of traditional intimacy in an increasingly urban landscape. And just a few steps further up at number twenty. Seven is the celtic whiskey shop. Yes in recent years. Ireland has become a huge provider of whiskey to the world. Exporting even more than scotland to find out why and maybe score a free sample in or a better plan is. Let's keep going ahead on. Your right is a big old white building. Let's stop and check it out from this side of the street. This is called mansion house. It was built in seventeen ten and even today two centuries later it still the official residence of dublin's mayor these days. The position of lord mayor is mostly ceremonial. It's another reminder of how gracefully older traditions continue in this. Modern city mentioned house is a classic example of what's called the georgian style. It has a triangular peppermint over the entrance giving it a classic greek temple. Look there's a balustrade across the roof in another at the base the windows and doors give the facade perfectly symmetrical look. This is just the first of many georgian style buildings will see on our walk. George was the prevailing style. During dublin's golden age in the seventeen. Hundreds mentioned house also played a key role in ireland's modern struggle for independence after that nineteen sixteen easter rising. This was where a rogue irish parliament met in defiance of british rule. Kind of like. When america's continental congress signed the declaration of independence at independence hall in philadelphia. Yes that act of defiance was what kicked off the irish war of independence in nineteen nineteen that eventually made ireland free of british rule. Let's move on. Keep walking up dawson street and other half block to the big gray church of saint ann's on the right. Dublin has always been a breeding ground for new ideas. it's produced some of the greatest writers and thinkers in the english language. There's oscar wilde playwright and bram stoker wrote dracula. That's an oddly. Specific pair of names to single out. That's because of the church of saint hans. Oscar wilde was baptized here. And it's where bram stoker got married And one more random fact bram oscar were good friends and bram married the same woman that oscar had once dated small world in dublin. At the church turn left onto an street. South keep walking straight for two blocks and street has a pleasant row of small shops boutiques and restaurants. This kind of small-scale. Energetic commerce is typical of ireland shopowners are helpful and service comes wrapped in a small town. Smile ireland's workforces is young and well educated. In fact about thirty five percent of the population is under twenty. Five years old. They feel jobs in high tech pharmaceuticals and many opt for small enterprises. Like these and after work is done. Where does everyone go the pub ahead on the right. You're approaching the neighborhood's watering hole. John key host. Let's pause here for a second. There's nothing particularly special about this pub but like so many other pubs in dublin. It's much older and more atmospheric than almost anything you'd find in the states. This place has been serving the neighborhood at this location for more than a century. Pubs are basic part of the irish social scene. And whether you're a teetotaler or a beer guzzler they should be part of your travel here. The word hub is short for public house. It's like an extended living room smart. Travelers use pubs to eat. Drink watch the latest sporting events and make new friends and as a wise irishman once said it never rains in a pub and does another wise irishman said in a pub. Your visitor on the first night and a regular on the next since two thousand four all pubs in ireland are non smoking here at key. Hose may see customers spilling into the street with their cigarettes and beloved pints in hand. Technically it's illegal to drink on the street but because it's so common it's rarely enforced. Let's keep going down and street past the pub. The irish take great pride in their beer. The average irishman spend about five dollars a day on alcohol. If you ask for a pint in dublin you'll get a guinness. That's the dark brown stout style beer. That was born right here in dublin. It's still brewed here. About a mile to the west while loyal dubliners like their guinness ireland's other stout murphy's is the local favourite in the south. You'll have to try them both to pick your favorite twist. My arm neighborhood pubs are like landmarks in the dublin landscape instead of telling someone. Hey meet me on ams street. you're more likely be here. Meet me at key. Hose by now. You should be reaching the intersection with grafton street where we'll be turning right but i stop when you reach the intersection and enjoy the scene. Rick and i will take you from there on the next track. Grafton street thin lizzy beauties cafe and saint theresa's church. Just stand here in this pleasant pedestrianised street and appreciate where you are. Grafton street is a constant parade of shoppers. Tourists businessmen moms with strollers all enjoying a walk down this row of shops grafton street most desirable retail address it's home to both glitzy. International stores and trendy one of a kind irish boutiques bustling atmosphere. Here is a testament to how once quaint dublin has now gone global. We'll stroll the boulevard in a moment but first let's check out a few sites nearby start with the bronze statue. It's not on grafton itself but about twenty yards off it further along saint anne street. The statue is of a hairy guy with a bass guitar. This is phil linnet. Ireland's first hard rock star. Just one of many ireland has produced fill in it was raised in dublin. He went on to fame with the band. Thin lizzy oh yeah. They had one big hit in the nineteen seventies back in turn back in town. The boys are back the boys back. Easy they're elvis. Even though that was their only hit abroad thin lizzy was big in europe. Limit became the classic rock idol. Living hard and fast and diane young. He inspired countless other aspiring musicians from little old ireland dream of hitting the big time phil limits legacy clearly lives on fans still come to the statue and they leave. Guitar picks wedged the strings as a tribute. Let's move on returned. To grafton street take a left and join the river of pedestrians. Our next stop is about fifty yards down grafton street you know at least that you could build an entire dublin. Walk around the many irish musicians who got their start here from youtube to sinead o'connor to enya and the cores to zero and our next stop is venerable cafe on the left called buli buli oriental cafe at dublin tradition grandmas. And grandpas know it for its long. Tradition of well priced comfort food. Check out the facade. It's the ornate art deco style with an egyptian flare. A look popular in the nineteen twenties after the recent discovery of king tut's tomb. Let's go inside yes. Let's visitors are welcome to wander around for a look. Approach the cafe as visiting an art gallery but with people eating head to the very back. The back wall was decorated by the famed dublin. Artist harry clarke. Why look at the stained glass windows. Kind of like the church of the holy cappuccino. Harry clark was most famous for decorating churches. This was a rare secular commission. Each of the windows depicts a different classical column. It celebrates the four classical orders doric ionic carinthian and tuscan like so many irish artists. Clark i learned his trade from his father a maker of stained glass. There's more clark's art upstairs. But we're moving on. Start making your way back outside to grafton street but just a reminder that you're always free to pause the audio tour to see more back outside turn left and keep walking up grafton street. We're not going forward to our next up. No just a dozen steps past bulis. Turn left on the narrow lane called johnson's court go about fifty feet down the lane on. The right is an ornate archway. Step through the archway and suddenly bam. There's a church. It's the church of saint teresa's. Let step inside yes. Let's very peaceful because of its location. Next grafton street saint teresa's has become a convenient place to pray for busy shoppers. It's been called the most visited church in dublin and no wonder saint. Teresa's is a kind of a waste amid the commercial hubbub of grafton street it sure is tucked away out of sight like it was hiding. That's because it's a catholic church What's so strange about that. Ireland is eighty percent catholic but the city of dublin has a long protestant tradition as you recall. Dublin was for centuries outpost of english culture in gaelic ireland. And when england became protestant in the fifteen hundreds so did dublin's ruling elite. That's why this catholic church is so significant. Tell us more but while you do. I'm going to explore the church. Good idea in the sixteen. Hundreds of protestant dominated parliament passed restrictive laws and ireland's catholics. They were called the penal laws for a century. Catholics were not allowed to worship openly. They couldn't vote by lan. Joined the army or even own a horse worth more than five pounds damn those english. There's more catholic. Education was banned and priests were outlawed. Catholics were forced to practice their religion secretly. Some resorted to celebrating mass way out in the countryside at hidden altars called mass rocks. Finally in the seventeen seventies the penal laws were relaxed. Saint teresa's was built in seventeen ninety. Two it was one of the first new catholic churches allowed in ireland. It meant that catholics were allowed to worship and actual churches but only if they kept a low profile. This church is delightful. But we should be moving on return to grafton street more grafton street then keep going down grafton street. We'll be going another hundred yards or so to wear. The pedestrian portion of the street ends. As you make your way enjoy this people-friendly zone think of how revolutionary this was when grafton street was first pedestrianised back in nineteen eighty three at first local retailers. Grumbled they were sure. Banning cars would keep shoppers away instead. Business boomed the downside. Was that as business shot up. So did the rams driving many small local shops away the result is that grafton street today is mostly dominated by big international chain stores and ever bigger crowds. Just keep going to the end of the street. Remember you can always pause the audio tour to enjoy the scene you can listen to a local busker street musician with the global popularity of irish. Both rock and traditional many an aspiring artist gets his or her start right here on grafton street or you could step out of the flow of humanity to explore sidestreets or stop at one of the few surviving local businesses. A street stall have a chat with a salt of the earth woman selling flowers small businesses like these are generally handed down from mother to daughter. Is that a mcdonald's burger place on the right. Yep but as commercials street is it does have its standards. you'll notice. There are no huge golden arches. Here just as simple facade. Mcdonald's is allowed but must stay low profile kind of like the hidden churches. I guess keep going as you near the end of the pedestrianised section of grafton street keep a sharp eye out for our next stop. It's next to the last building on the right. You're looking for a bronze plaque. On the ground inset into the pavement feet from street corner this brass plaque honors one of dublin's greatest writers. James joyce is just one of many points of interest. in the writer's life marked with plaques and signs this particular plaque rubbed shiny by foot traffic remembers a scene. From james joyce's groundbreaking novel ulysses the plaque depicts a man walking which is appropriate because the novel is mainly about a man just walking around dublin from pubs to shops to homes of friends the stream of consciousness tale unfolds over a single day in the life of leopold bloom june sixteen nineteen o four. That date is still celebrated every year in dublin as blooms day passionate choice enthusiasts dress up in period garb quote passages from the book and follow blooms route from place to place. Generally with lots of drinking involved. Let's continue our own rambles through dublin. Our next stop is trinity college. The main entrance to the campus is straight ahead about one hundred yards further down grafton street so keep walking down grafton street from here. Grafton street is no longer pedestrianised. That's for sure. It's busy with trams and traffic as you walk. Enjoy a bit of music. We'll see you when you reach the big three way intersection with trinity college on the right. See you there By now you should be at the entrance to trinity college. It's the imposing gray building on the right located at one of the most chaotic intersections in dublin trinity. College here at this busy intersection step through the iron picket fence to view the main entrance to the campus trinity college is ireland's elite school. The equivalent of england's for'de and cambridge trinity was founded in fifteen ninety two by queen elizabeth. Her purpose to set the uncivilized irish on the straight and righteous path to protestant learning by the seventeen hundreds. The college had expanded greatly. Remember that was dublin's golden age while the rest of ireland was poor catholic and gaelic. Dublin was rich protestant and english and this college with its grand. Buildings celebrated just that. Let's go in. Enter through the door of the imposing. Greek temple like entrance once inside the gatehouse. Just keep going your walk across a floor paved with hexagonal pieces of wood. This was to dampen the sound of horse hooves as you go checkout whatever's posted on the bulletin boards. This is how students catch up on school news. Sports rooms for rent and plays and concerts. You emerge into a huge long grand square flanked by impressive buildings. Stop here and survey the scene. You're in parliament square. The heart of trinity colleges vast fifty acre campus the buildings from the seventeen hundreds or classic georgian style. They sport greek style columns and triangular pedants grid shaped pains and then occasional balustrade for decoration. This was the style of dublin. When it was britain's second city a rich sophisticated english centric and mostly protestant city georgian british name for what others call neoclassical. It revived the classical columns impediments of ancient buildings. The name comes from the english kings of time. George the first second third and fourth. They ruled for more than a century from seventeen fourteen to eighteen thirty. Start walking up to the center of the square. Think of it. These have been walked on by such esteemed. Trinity graduates is oscar wilde and bram stoker. Jonathan swift. Who wrote gulliver's travels in the modern playwright samuel beckett who wrote waiting for godot when you reach the center of the square stop. The graceful tower straight ahead is the company. Lay or belltower. It's probably the most recognizable building on campus. To your immediate left and right stand two identically. Majestic buildings each has four tall carinthian columns. The building to your left is the college and on the right the examination hall. They're nicknamed heaven chapel and hell the examination hall now. Look behind the company. Those red brick buildings are called the rubrics built around seventeen twelve. These are the oldest remaining buildings on campus. Mostly dutch yes. They were done in the style. Popularized by the dutch. Born king of england william of orange. Now turn your attention to the right of the campanile. There's a long grey three story building. This is the colleges old library though. We won't go inside on our tour. You definitely should at some point during your dublin. Visit the entrances around the right side generally marked by a long line of tourists inside the library. You'll find a venerable world of some two hundred thousand books plus a precious collection of our tier to the irish soul. There's a six hundred year old irish harp. This harps likeness has become the national symbol appearing on euro coins on government documents. And done every pint of guinness. You've clearly done. You're studying the library. Also has an original copy of the proclamation from the nineteen sixteen easter rising which announced ireland's dramatic split with britain but the highlight of the collection by far is what all the tourists lineup. For the book of kells this is at twelve hundred year old manuscript of the four gospels from the bible it was meticulously handwritten and gloriously illustrated by faithful monks with its intricate patterns. Artistic pictures fantastic beasts tucked into the margins. The book of kells has been called the finest piece of art from europe's dark ages now from here in the center of the quad. Just take in your surroundings once again. Trinity college is still ireland's most prestigious university one of the best in the world. It's home to some twelve thousand students. The buildings around you hold administration offices and student dorms like so many universities trinity faces financial challenges in attracting top professors. They raise money through ticket sales for the book of kells and they attract wealthy students from china who full tuition which subsidizes less wealthy. irish students. Nowadays trinity accepts students from across the globe but there was a time when the student body was limited to only rich protestant men after the penal laws were relaxed. Catholics were allowed entrance but the catholic church considered it a mortal sin to get protestant education. It wasn't until the nineteen seventies. That catholics were allowed in guilt. Free today seventy percent of the student body is catholic. They'll in practice. Only about twenty percent of irish youth of any denomination ever. Actually go to church. The college try hard to be inclusive. Notice that the official blue and white signs are bilingual. Both irish end english. And the irish always comes first before we go check out the statue. Just to the left of the campanile this white marble statue depicts one of trinity's provosts in the late eighteen ninety s. He famously announced that women would only be allowed to enter trinity over his dead body coincidentally just days after he died in one thousand nine hundred four. The first women were admitted today. Half the students are female. Let's head back out to the street and continue our walk so start backtracking the same way you came in. If you're interested in seeing the book of kells we should probably get a reservation or to see more of trinity college. There are half hour. Tours of the campus led by students. He may see their ticket seller at the front gate. Keep backtracking and exit the college. The same way you came in. You emerge back out on the street at that chaotic intersection. Keep going straight ahead. Cross the street to the traffic island directly ahead the one with the statue on it. Yes but cross carefully. You may need to wait for late to turn. Don't worry we're not going far. Make your way to that traffic island directly ahead. The statue is of henry gratin. Mr groton became famous to history. As the man who i cooked potatoes au gratin. No gratin was a legendary politician of the seventeen hundreds gratin championed the cause of irish self rule with their own irish parliament. And that's a perfect segue to our next site ireland's parliament house. Parliament house is to the right of the statue. It's the big classical looking building with a rounded colonnade these days it functions as a bank the bank of ireland the former parliament house though today. It's the bank. This building stands as a symbol of the long fight for irish self rule. It was here in the seventeen. Hundreds irish men like henri gratin previously spoke out against their british overlords appropriately at the top of the building sits a statue of lady ireland extending the olive branch of peace. Let's go inside the bank to see a remnant of its days as parliament house. It's free and open during banking hours. So start making your way there across the street once on the other side follow signs to the tourist entrance. It's slightly to the right of lady ireland as you go. Let rick set the scene. The fight for irish independence took many many generations. As far back as the twelfth century ireland was dominated by the english. English nobles ruled vast plantations with the poor irish farmers as their virtual serfs. Ireland was split between the natives mostly catholic and gaelic speaking and their protestant english speaking landowners. Occasionally the feisty. Irish would rise up in rebellion but time and time again. The revolts were brutally crushed when you reach the parliament house entrance. Go inside make your way into the main site inside the irish house of lords chamber. Dublin was always right in the thick of ireland's fight for independence on the one hand. Dublin was the center of the english protestant presence on the other as ireland's biggest and most educated city. This is where common irish identity was born and it was here at parliament. House that the struggle for independence switched from the battlefield to the political arena. By now you should be inside. Parliament house in the big house of lords chamber browse around the displays. Well rick tells us more. The room is decorated much as it looked back in the seventeen. Hundreds there are tapestries on the walls and a fireplace carved with irish oak. The apps like area at the end is where the speaker presided on. Display is a huge silver ceremonial mace. This was what the sergeant-at-arms wielded when he called the chamber to order it was a symbol of the ever. Present oversight of the british monarch the bust on display here of british kings and admirals also proclaimed british authority in this building brave politicians rose up to denounce the british king and advocate for self rule. Well to be fair. Most of the rabble-rousing took place down the hall. The house of commons chamber here in the house of lords things were more pro english crew. Most of the lord's were rich. Protestant leaps who leaned british. The tapestries here attest to that. They depict british victories over irish rebels in the tapestry on the right wall. British forces gathered lay siege to the irish town of dairy or as the brits insisted on calling it londonderry the british took the town routing this rebel stronghold the tapestry on the left wall shows what came next it depict the british king william of orange riding in to finish the rebels off. This was at the landmark battle of the boyne. Just a few miles from here. But despite those defeats on the battlefield there was a gathering. hope that the parliamentarians who met here could convince the british to grant ireland independence peacefully our old friend. Henry rotten famously said i found ireland. Her knees i watched over her. I traced her progress from arms to liberty. Ireland is now a nation. It looked like independence was just around the corner. That's when the british co opted the rebellion. Exactly they convinced the irish parliament mostly through bribes to sign the landmark act of union of eighteen hundred on the one hand that legislation granted ireland nation status on the other it became part of the larger united kingdom so the irish parliament moved from dublin. To london to become part of the british the movement for true irish independence got tabled and here in dublin. Parliament house was left empty. Which is why it's a bank today. Let's move on while. Rick tells us the rest of the story. Start making your way back out to the street with parliament gone. This impressive building was handed over to the bank of ireland. A conservative institution aligned with britain's corporate interests. The house of commons was converted into offices and the irish freedom movement went into hibernation. Nevertheless this building remain potent symbol of irish self government. It would inspire the next generation of brave souls that would soon rise up and demand change. That sounds like a teaser. But we'll have to save that story for our next tour dublin city. Walk part two by now. You should be back out on the big busy street on the next track. Rick and i will take you from their the grand boulevard molly malone and the bank bar leaving parliament turn right and at the corner crossed the busy boulevard. The boulevard has several names college green dame street so for simplicity. We'll just call it the boulevard as you cross glance up this long straight boulevard though. It's jammed with car traffic these days. This was dublin's grand showpiece back in its golden age of the seventeen hundreds with a population of fifty thousand people. Dublin was britain second city. And this was its version of a royal mile. It was lined with georgian style. Buildings linking the city's powerful institutions parliament. The university the nation's banks further up was dublin castle and way at the far end a half mile from here was the city's most venerable church will be walking up that boulevard in a minute but for now let's make a one block detour off the boulevard. So after you cross the big boulevard keep going straight up. The narrow street called church lane in dublin's fair city. I know that sound where the girls are. So pretty what's the name high of. I set my eyes on. Sweet molly malone loan yes molly malone that old song has become dublin's unofficial theme song. Keep going up church lane one block. You'll run right into an old church with a well-polished bronze statue out front. She wheeled her wheel barrow through streets broad and narrow crying coz and muscles go. You'll soon reach the molly malone statue. It depicts a buxom maiden pushing a cart full of fish and wicker baskets. You've heard this song now. Let's meet the woman who inspired it. The song from the eighteenth century celebrated one of the cheery street vendors of this bustling city. In mali's case. She was selling seafood. That was so fresh. It was still alive alive. Oh the statue captures molly right. As she stops for a customer to show off her plump bivalves wreck you know cockles and mussels bivalves. The statue is a bit tacky. Like your sense of humor but dubliners have embraced it. This area is a popular hang out for street musicians and for tourists wanting a photo with the koi cockle vendor tour guides ever created some bogus legends. About how if you touch her breasts supposedly it brings you good luck or good sex or maybe just a good seafood lunch. Whatever now tourists dutifully lineup to polisher cleavage. Next to the statute is the church of saint andrews. Although the stonework only dates from the nineteenth century the church itself goes back to the seventeenth century during dublin's golden age. This was the go-to worship spot for members of the nearby parliament. Now it's been transformed into a high end food court after saying their prayers. Mp's also popped into their go pub. Just across the street o'neill's just for fun. Let's go inside enter through the door on the right. let's go in. Visitors are welcome once inside. Work your way through the maze like interior. He'll eventually exit on the left popping. Back out onto church lane. It's quite a scene yes. It's sloppy and noisy. Wonderland cozy alcove scattered over three floors for over three hundred years. The o'neill family has been serving food and drink here to rich and poor alike. It served both parliamentary powerbrokers. End the molly malone's of the world and today this traditional pub still preserves a slice of that vibrant place known as dublin's fair city when you emerge from the pub who that was intense. Start making your way back to the main boulevard. Once there will be turning left. We are walking and walking and then we turn left after turning left onto the boulevard. Continue a few doors up. Postabank to and establishment with a nice red sandstone facade and showy banners. This is another pub that serves this area. The bank bar step inside. Even if you're not eating here you're welcome to stand just inside the door for a look. Wow pretty classy. Built in eighteen. Ninety four bank bar still staggers visitors with its victorian. Opulence back then. This was a bank like so many other banks lining the boulevard bankers dazzled their elite clients with interiors like this to assure them. That bank was financially solid. When this particular bank moved to more modern offices the building became a pub and it still dazzles the stained glass ceiling sparkles the rooms many mirrors. The space seem larger than it is. And the ornate four tiles and the crow's nest balcony catch the eye. Ooh what's this in the glass case by the door. It's a faithful replica of that. Twelve hundred year old manuscript the book of kells also on the wall on the left. Check out the painting that stately painting depicts one of dublin's grand old buildings the customhouse surrounded by the ships that were so vital to dublin's economy and on the right is a painting of. I recognize that. It's the parliament house. The paintings face each other as twin pillars of society commerce and governance in the far right corner are seven busts lining the wall. These are the seven signers of that nineteen sixteen easter rising proclamation of irish independence they became martyrs for freedom as all of them were arrested and then executed at dublin's kilmainham jail. I can't wait for part two of our walk to hear even more about that. Nineteen sixteen easter rising. But for now let's move on step back outside to the boulevard on the next track. Rick and i will direct you walking up the boulevard start walking west up the big boulevard. We're going to long blocks up the boulevard. It'll take about five minutes just before we reach the big white city hall building. We'll be turning left on pelham street but don't worry about that right now we'll direct you get closer for now. Just keep walking while we walk. Let's listen to a little irish music. Traditional irish music is still going strong even in modern times any night of the week here in dublin. You can find great live music at any number of pubs. He'll hear everything from bouncy jigs and reels to mournful ballads about tragic love to rowdy drunken single a traditional irish band generally has guitar fiddle tin whistle and a goat skin drum called a borhan there may also be an accordion player or someone playing the bones. That's a pair of small cows bones. Played like the spoons. And there's always at least one more guy the one playing the boot as they call it right the bystanders tapping their feet to the rhythm. So let's listen to a bit of traditional irish music or trad. Just keep walking. Rick and i will return when the music ends to direct you to our next stop Nice by now you should be approaching palace street where we'll be turning left palace. Street is not obvious. So here are a few landmarks. That can help you find it. Pella street comes just before the big boulevard starts curving left. It's also about fifty yards before the big white city hall building and it's near a venerable theater called the olympia theatre and there's one more landmark a simple green postbox yes. I see the postbox. It's a head on the sidewalk here on the left side of the boulevard. It's round and looks like a stubby green column like all irish postboxes. It's painted irish green. That's the color of the modern republic of ireland. This is more than a century. Old dating back to when ireland was still under british rule. Originally it was painted red the color of the british monarchy closely at about knee height. There's an elaborate monogram. It reads e. r. the letter e stands for and our is for rex. That's latin for king. The postbox dates to the reign of king edward the seventh queen. Victoria's after ireland won its independence rather than replace saw the postboxes. It was more practical. Just paint a my rescreen and call it good. The round green postbox marks the intersection with policy street where we'll be turning left at this point in our walk. We're delving deeper into dublin's history on the next track. Rick and i will direct you to one of dublin's most historic sites Dublin castle at the green postbox turn left on palace street. Go through the arch up ahead. We're passing through a big stonewall beck in medieval times this once guarded dublin castle. Keep going straight ahead along path after a few more steps the wall on your right opens up and suddenly there. It is dublin castle. Stand here a moment and admire the view. There's a round castle like tower in the corner of the courtyard. This is one of the few original remnants of the complex. Dublin castle is where ireland was governed by the british for seven hundred years from roughly the year. Twelve hundred all the way to nineteen twenty two. The castle was begun in twelve o four. This was just a few decades after the english invaded ireland and made dublin their capital. It was built on this particular spot because there was a large pool right where we're standing now. That body of water served as a natural defense. It was called the blackpool or in gaelic the dove lynn which gave the city. Its name dublin. Dublin became the center of english rule. It was the capital of small region of the irish island. Known as the pale. The pale was english. Speaking and civilized the rest of the island spoke gaelic and was considered barbaric. That part was literally beyond the pale. Which is where we get that phrase for something outside the bounds of acceptable behavior. A freeze we still use today. Let's explore more of the castle. Start heading up. Hell will be going through the passageway in the middle of the courtyard. The castle was built by england's king. John i know john. He was the slimy king who upstaged. Richard the lionheart and who provoked the noble so much that they made him sign the magna carta in twelve fifteen and legends. Say he battled brave robin hood and it was john who made ireland in english colony and built this castle to consolidate his conquest. Pass through the archway where you emerge in a vast cobbled courtyard as you can see. Little of the castle's medieval architecture remains. There was a big fire in the sixteen hundreds and the castle was rebuilt in the style of the day georgian. But it's still impressive. Wonder around and imagine how for seven hundred years. This was the home of the viceroy of ireland. He was the man appointed by the king of england. To rule the land these buildings housed the viceroy's lavish home his entourage the courts and the offices of all those bureaucrats who administered ireland parliament also met here until they got their own home down the street at parliament house for those irish who long to be free of britain. This castle must have been a symbol of oppression. Indeed lisa indeed. A perfect example of that is the statue on the right side of the courtyard. It stands atop a stone gateway. This statue is lady justice but it's justice from british point of view notice. She has no blindfold. That means. she's not impartial. But she leans toward the british and she stands admiring her sword a sword to keep the irish in line as dubliners. Like to say there. She stands above her station her face to the castle her arse to the nation for seven hundred years britain ruled ireland from here and in nineteen twenty two when the irish finally won their freedom. Dublin castle was also the place. Britain ceremonially handed the reins of power back to the people of ireland today. The castle is no longer the seat of government but it still hosts many important irish ceremonies. It's used for fancy state dinners visits from foreign dignitaries and it's where each new president of ireland is sworn in. By the way you can tour the castle's interior the state department to see some of its lavish and very english rooms. Let's move on exit. The castle courtyard through the arch. Underneath lady justice if this gateway is closed try the win about thirty yards uphill from this gate. Go through the justice gate and continue ahead through a short alleyway. Make your way to the big white building on the right. that faces the busy boulevard. This is our next up city hall dublin city hall. This impressive building built in seventeen. Seventy nine is a splendid example if that architectural style so popular during dublin's golden age thirty georgian style. Yeah i think by now we get it. Greek style columns straight across the top grid like windows georgian lovely. Well it is and on the rooftop if you see it from the right angle is even georgian style dome. The building started life as a government building but as a center of business. This was the royal exchange where businessmen from across ireland and the british empire met to strike deals. It's where the irish and british currencies were exchanged. Its location made it. Perfect for ireland's movers. And shakers the seat of government was just next door at the castle and the nation's biggest banks mind the boulevard outside. Let's go inside. It's free you enter from the boulevard side. Climb the stairs and make your way in you. Enter a grand rotunda. It's quite an impressive space. Yeah it really gives you a good feel for dublin in its glory days once inside admire the dome overhead. This dome was inspired by the ancient pantheon building in rome. Tubman gets a lot more rain than rome. So this dome's oculus that's the opening in. The ceiling is actually covered in eighteen. Fifty two the building became home to dublin city hall. Dublin is governed by a city council. The lord mayor. Who is we saw earlier resigned to cross town in mansion. House is more a ceremonial figure. These days city hall is also mostly ceremonial with. The fish. offices moved to modern buildings nearby. Let's explore this room. Yes the place serves as a kind of symbolic museum of irish history. Who's the big statue. He looks like caesar he was this protestant cities. I openly catholic mayor daniel o'connell after becoming mayor in eighteen forty one o'connell went on to even greater things as a champion of irish self rule. More on him on our dublin. Walk partout now. Check out the coat of arms on the floor directly beneath the dome. This is the city of dublin coat of arms it shows to lady justices flanking three burning castles. The latin inscription translates to obedience citizens. Make a happy city. Well that's kind of creepy unless you're british. I guess. wander around. Check out the various murals on the walls. These bureaus details from ireland's origins the irish take their legends. Really seriously. it's part of their national identity. These murals depicting everything from saint patrick converting the pagans to the first high kings of a unified country to the medieval founding of the city of dublin. Remember dublin was always central to ireland struggle for self rule in the nineteen sixteen. Easter rising city hall played an important role. Irish rebels occupied this strategic building to control the main gate to dublin castle when that rebellion was crushed. It was here that the first irish heroes died and after ireland finally won its independence in nineteen twenty one. It was here under the rotunda that a state funeral was held to honor the great rebel leader. Michael collins let's move on. Yes but if you want more history. There's a free exhibit downstairs. It's pretty good exit. The rotunda the way you came in but once outside us the set of stairs to your right as you descend. Look on the wall for a bronze plaque. This is the official standard. That establishes the british imperial system of inches feet and yards. Thanks to our colonial heritage. The united states also uses these. Now find the paris metro. That's what ireland uses today the metric system once back on the boulevard turn left start walking continuing west up the big boulevard. We're headed toward the tall church tower in the distance on the next track record. I will guide you along to christ church. Dublin's medieval origins keep walking toward the church tower. We're going even farther back in time. Back back back to the city's murky medieval origins even before there was a dublin castle back to an dublin was founded i by the vikings. Oh that's right. You said there were vikings here. Yes and then after the vikings came the normans the normans. What's norman. I had a weird uncle norman. Easy lisa all will be explained as we make our way to the church. Meanwhile as we walk up this busy street maybe you can chew on this instead in ireland you can tell where when a car was registered by its license plate for example. Say that licenses one. Ninety two dash d the first two digits. One nine tell you. It was registered in twenty nineteen. The two means during the second half of the year and the d. means registered in dublin interesting. Yeah i sure. See a lot of new cars and lots of dis for dublin. Up ahead is christ church. This is the oldest house of worship in dublin. At christ church there are elements from every layer of dublin's thousand year history from viking to norman to protestant victorian. And it's still working church today. That's a lot of history. Well as the irish like to say. When god made time he made a lot of it as we continue walking to christ church. Rick tell us more while most of what you see today is from an eighteen seventies renovation. The church itself goes back to dublin very origins. It was here in the year. Ten thirty that the viking chief citric silken beard and devout christian built a church of would then came. Those normans they were led by a warrior named strongbow. In eleven. seventy two. He turned this into a church of stone. We'll see some of those old stones in a moment and who exactly where the normans again. Norman's that's really just another name for those early english rulers evil king john. Their ancestors had come from france. O of the norman conquest ten sixty six and all that you might recall that robin hood and his merry men were ethnic saxons. The indigenous english people they chafed against those norman overlords after conquering the sex in england. The normans next turn their sights on ireland. When you arrive at the church step through the gate into the peaceful churchyard from here. You have nice views of the church in its architecture. Let's check out some of the layers of dublin history. Start by making your way to the sunken area around the left side of the church. The these are the foundations of a church annex from way back in the twelfth century. Now turn your attention to the church itself the part right next to the excavation site some of the blocks at the base of this part of the church were also from the twelfth century. The age of strongbow and his fellow normans note. The door here. It has a round arch. Typical of that twelfth century style called romanesque. The rest of the church was built later. It has got the elements like pointed arches cone shaped shirts and flying buttresses. During the reformation in the fifteen hundreds this old and venerable church made the dramatic switch from catholic to protestant that helped establish dublin as a protestant stronghold in catholic ireland in the eighteen hundreds. The old church was renovated in the neo gothic style to preserve its medieval legacy. Most of what you see today is neo gothic remember. You can always pause the audio tour pay admission and go inside the church you'd see the tomb of strongbow. It's right there in the nave downstairs. You'll find the crypt. Which was the foundations of that. Norman era church from eleven seventy-two. There you walk among a forced of stout columns enjoying displays of historic odds and ends from old manuscripts to a mummified cat. Plus a modern toilet if you need one after nearly a thousand years this church still carries on today. A testament to that is the modern bronze statue. You may have noticed here in the churchyard is between the church and the gates through which we entered as we head back out. Take a closer look at the statue. It shows someone sleeping on a bench. It must have been someone down on their luck but wait are those nail holes in his feet in fact. The statue is called homeless. Jesus it's by the canadian artist timothy schmalz. It shows how today's congregation keeps the christian message of charity alive in modern dublin. Let's move on. Start making your way back out to the street through the same entrance. We came through. We're going from dublin's oldest church to dublin's oldest spot period for that. I'll put on my horned helmet and slip into my hubcap bra. We're going back way. Back to the days of the vikings biking pirates. Yeah as you exit through the gate of the churchyard turn left. Stand at the head of the winding road called fishemblem street. Viking dublin from fish amble street to the river from the church. Walk about ten yards down fish. Amble street staying on the left side of the street find the concrete flowerbed inscribed with the words dublin city council. Now look down at your feet in. The pavement is a historical marker here standing on the site of dublin's first. Viking settlement established right here over twelve hundred years ago fisher street was its fish market. The vikings initially came as marauders but they stayed to settle by the eleventh century. When christ church was first built out of wood dublin was a thriving town with about four thousand norseman plus the indigenous celtic people. The gaels vikings were accomplished seafaring merchants and dublin provided them with a safe harbor on the river. Liffey which is just downhill from here. Unfortunately most of the viking settlement still sits beneath the huge modern dublin city council building when the building's foundations were dug in nineteen seventy eight. They discovered this settlement. Virtually intact over a million artifacts were carefully excavated and catalogued eager archaeologists but unfortunately the construction project carried on despite angry public protests. The result is that a virtual treasure trove. Viking artifacts have been left in the ground beneath this ugly building dublin. Sure has lots of layers of history. One on top of another. They come at you bam bam bam. There's yet another one just ahead. All right bring it on. Let's continue walking downhill unofficial street by the way if you want more about the vikings and dublin. Consider a visit to the best historical museum in all of ireland. Dublin's national museum of archaeology. It's located near where we started the walk behind mansion house as you reach the bend in the road. Keep your eye out on the right for a hotel called george frederic handel stop and face the hotel. The hotel is named for the famous classical composer with an important dublin connection peek through the gate to the left of the hotel. There you can see a statue. A naked and very fit handle stands like a pillar saint atop oregon pipes the first public performance of handel's well known oratorio the messiah took place in seventeen forty two in dublin. In fact right where we're standing that bit of surviving wall. You see was part of that old theater. Well hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah. That premiere of handel's messiah with its rousing hallelujah. Chorus propelled it to becoming one of the most often performed classical works ever and now every april thirteenth on the anniversary of that premiere this humble street fills with a full orchestra and over a hundred singers to perform the messiah lay. Our next stop. Is the river. Continue walking down fish. Amble street stop when you reach the river by now. You should be at the river. The river liffey of all dublin's layers of history. We've reached the source the river where dublin was born the river that gave it life before we start strolling along the river. First glance left across the river and the distance is a grand building with a green domed roof. this is ireland's supreme court housed in a gorgeous george and building called the four courts. Now turn right and start walking east along the river. We're headed to long blocks to the second bridge as you walk. You're going downstream the river. Liffey cuts through the heart of the flowing from west to east in all the liffey runs about eighty miles through air until it reaches dublin. Here it spills out into the irish c. That's about three miles away. Dublin was born here on the banks of the liffey. Vikings who were great see traders settled here because it was an excellent inland port back then. The geography looked a bit different. There was another river that flowed into the liffey. That confidence was just ahead beyond the bridge. Thou today that river's been channeled underground. The place where. The two rivers met made natural harbour. The current slowed forming pool a blackpool which as we learned was called in gaelic dublin or dublin. Keep walking dublin grew into a major seafaring city. Even thomas did ships could sail up lithium here. They dock it. Wouldn appears where they loaded and unloaded their goods but as dublin expanded onto the north bank. Several bridges read to connect the cities to have one was the bridge. Were passing by the groton bridge named for that parliamentarian who gratin. Just keep walking heading for the next bridge further ahead. Dublin remained a major seaport but everything had to be moved further and further downstream with more bridges and ever bigger ships. The port eventually ended up right at the mouth of the river even today that modern harbor at the edge of town is a bustling port. And because we're only three miles from the sea. The liffey here is salt river with high tides end low tides. Our next stop is the next bridge up ahead. It's a small footbridge called millennium bridge. While you walk. Enjoy a little more music. We'll meet up again atop that bridge on by now. You should be standing on millennium bridge millennium bridge standing atop the bridge survey the scene. The river today is bordered by concrete keys. That's the old english word for wharf. But in times past this area was once full of ships docked at wooden piers this was the bustling heart of dublin's commerce. The liffey divides dublin into two halfs. South dublin which we've been exploring and the north side north and south. Dublin have always had their own unique cultural identity as the stereotypes go. South siders are considered rich spoiled while northerners are poor and a bit rough around the edges. It's created lots of friendly rivalry and plenty of dumb jokes. Hey lisa separates humans from the animals. I don't know the liffey. Why do southside girls date. Northside guys to get their purses back. Okay one last one. What do north headers use for protection during sex bus shelters and with that. Let's call a truce now. Look downstream at the next bridge the next bridge down the hey penny bridge. That's where we'll eventually end artur. Yes but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it for now admire it from a distance. The hey penny bridge has been a dublin landmark since eighteen sixteen. It's graceful cast. Iron arch is a prime example of the emerging bridge engineering of the industrial revolution. It's officially called the wellington bridge named for the duke of wellington. Wanting ten was the man who famously defeated napoleon at waterloo in eighteen fifteen and went on to become britain's prime minister and he was a dubliner. Wellington was often teased about his irish birth. He reportedly said just because you're born in a stable doesn't make you. Ns the bridge got its nickname because it was a toll bridge before it was built. Most people had to take the ferry across. This bridge was cheaper. Only half a penny penny. Let's delve into the temple bar district. It's the neighborhood on the south bank from here. To hey penny bridge and beyond rick and i will lead you there on the next track temple bar with its shops. Cafes theatres galleries and pubs with live music. Temple bar feels like the heart of the old city. This is dublin's bohemian. Left bank or greenwich village. It's a center of the arts and nightlife though as we'll see it's also extremely touristy and party oriented start walking. Go one block inland from the river when you reach east essex street and the norseman pub. We'll be turning left. But i stop at that intersection for a moment. While rick sets the scene geeze to the left down essex street consider that three hundred years ago. This street marked the river's edge back then. This whole area was a muddy tidal flat tall ships docked at the end of long pierce the area. Further inland was marshy and barely inhabited but during dublin's boomtime. The land was reclaimed and built up. They called it temple bar because there was a dock or bar here and it was owned by the temple family. The neighborhood began as a bustling center of congress but later as the shipping business began. Moving downstream temple. Bar went downhill start. Strolling slowly east on essex street going one block by the nineteen eighties. The neighborhood was a dan of drugs. Prostitution and crime the city plan to demolish it completely to build a huge bus terminal but by then the area had also become home to students and struggling artists drawn by the cheap prints giving it a bohemian flare so in nineteen ninety-one. The decision was made to just clean things up. They kept some quaint old buildings imported charming cobbles and gave tax breaks to entertainment businesses. The result the seeing touristy neighborhood we see today yeah touristy like the temple bar pub on the right. Stop here a moment. The temple bar pub looks venerable. But it's only a couple of decades old typical of so many pubs in the neighborhood. It was built to cash in on the district's rising popularity at night. This pub is raucous and rowdy with crowds of drunken tourists and inflated beer prices that drove away the locals long ago at the temple bar pub turn right go one block up temple lane south. Stop at the corner of cecilia street. There's more to temple more than just rowdy pubs. It's also home to a number of cultural institutions art galleries film institute's acting schools and photography centers. And it's a cradle of irish music both traditional and modern at cecilia. St look to the right to find a red building with pictures of various rock and pop musicians with irish ties. It's called the wall of fame. Let's see i recognize youtube. Bob geldof the cranberries sinead. O'connor yes i rowland has produced greats like these plus so many more. You're right lisa o. There's love course in sinead o'connor damien rice and van morrison. There's any enhancer. Amalgamate that cranberries end cores. There's even a member of one direction. There's gallagher jose it's making me dizzy. There's one more we cannot forget. Tim mention phil linnet who played within the z. If you want more in ireland's rock seen this wall is part of the irish rock and roll museum. It's pricey but worth visit for rock fans interested in seeing studio space and vintage mixing boards used by famous acts and we can't forget traditional irish music or trad a few steps up cecilia street. Is claudia. Records this hole in the wall shop is staffed by knowledgeable music buffs who loves turning visitors onto irish tunes. Besides ireland's rock acts. Many traditional irish bands have gone on to worldwide fame. There's the chieftains the dubliners irish rovers this complexity. Okay we get it now. Look up above clutter records to the top floor. These rooms were once low budget recording studios. It's where the rock band youtube did. Some of their earliest recording u. Two's members all grew up in dublin where they formed the band as teenagers in the nineteen seventies. They played some of their very first shows at a warehouse right next to the entrance to saint stephen's green which is where we started our walk and now we're approaching the end of our walk. Start backtracking down to that touristy temple bar pop by the way. It's not hard to find. Live music here in the temple bar neighborhood whether it's rock traditional or folk the neighborhoods leading pub for traditional folk. Music is a place called gogarty. It's near temple bar square. Which is where we're headed next and will pointed out when you reach the temple bar pup turn right on the main street. Keep one buck until you reach the neighborhood's main square. The street opens up into temple bar square. The geographic heart of the district like much of neighborhood temple bar square is both charming and cheesy. The square is a favourite haunt of street musicians. Some good some not on saturdays. There's a book market here. The pubs around the square certainly quaint looking. But they're actually re-creations just a couple of decades. Old many of these bars are almost cartoons of an irish pub. Like they have leprechauns living upstairs. The only real irish people you see those places are the ones playing the music serving the beer and keeping the rowdies at bay regardless temple bar is sure a spectacle to behold on warm. We can nights. It's one big noisy drunken indoor outdoor mush pit. It's a popular place for stag parties and the female counterpart hen parties. People watching becomes a context. Board and pickpockets abound. If the rowdy temple bar scenes too much you'll find a mellower seeing just across the river. Then let's start making our way back to the river but first let me point out that place for traditional music gogarty pub. It's just one block beyond temple bar square. Gogarty lively sessions both day and night and dublin's popular musical pub crawl starts from here each evening at the far end of temple bar square turn left. Go up the narrow lane called merchants art. This leads under an arch to the river. And hey penny bridge where. We'll finish our walk when you reach the bridge stroll up to the midway point and take in the scene the hey penny bridge this is. One of dublin's most photogenic spots. There's the river the ironwork bridge the buildings along the keys and the fascinating parade of people here on this bridge that unites the city. You're standing in the very heart of dublin's long history. Remember was born right here on the river. It was home to the seafaring. Vikings and the norman who built dublin castle later dublin boomed as the center of the protestant english culture in ireland. The city was slathered with a rich layer of grand georgian. Buildings like city hall parliament house and the lord mayor's residence. It had trinity college. The elite school that produced writers and intellectuals from jonathan swift oscar wilde and as the capital of ireland dublin played a key role in the nation struggle for independence from britain. It's parliament tried to win freedom peacefully but unfortunately well. That's an ominous sounding silence. Well the final push to freedom was often bloody but it was also stirring in heroic with many brave souls giving their all for their homeland. That's the theme of our companion audio tour. The dublin walk part to that begins. Just one bridge away from here on the o'connell bridge. The o'connell bridge is downstream towards the skyscrapers. If you're ready for part to just continue across hey penny bridge to the north bank. Turn right and walk to the o'connell bridge along the wooden riverside millennial walkway but right now our tours over think of it. We've gone from a pleasant park to this pleasant bridge over the river. We've walked grafton street and dipped into the college. We've seen churches and castles and government buildings. We've seen churches and castles and government buildings and pubs and clubs and pubs lisa. How about we finish off this walk with a fine ponta. Guinness sounds great as the irish liked to say. May you always have a clean shirt a clear conscience and enough choline in your pocket to buy a point cheers slow. We hope you've enjoyed our dublin. Walk part one. Thanks to pat. O'connor and jeanne openshaw co-authors of this tour to see more of dublin. Checkout our companion tour dublin. Walk part to this. Tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves ireland guidebook co authored with pat o'connor for more details on eating sleeping end sightseeing a dublin and ireland refer to the latest edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear visit our website at rick. Steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio production thanks cheers and happy travels.

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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 2  O'Connell Street

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Ireland: Dublin City Walk 2 O'Connell Street

"Dublin walk part to o'connell street. The streets of dublin are the stage upon which so much of the nation's dramatic history has played out today. there are reminders of ireland's proud struggle for freedom. Hi i'm rick steves. Thanks for joining me on part two of our dublin. Walk this part of the walk. Features sites and monuments recalling. Ireland's long fight for independence. It's a straight shot through the heart of north dublin main boulevard. O'connell street will start at the river. Liffey where w was born. Then we'll head up the boulevard past during statues of patriots and a soaring four hundred foot tall spire along the way. We'll get a sense of the vibrant modern city of dublin today joining the constant parade of people along this popular street. A highlight of our walk is the general post office one of the most famous buildings in the country the site of the nineteen sixteen easter rising. That launched ireland's final push to nationhood. Finally well ended a memorial park dedicated to both the joy of ed independence and its terrible cost. Allow about an hour to do this half mile long walk. The walk works fine either day or night but if you want to go inside the worthwhile museum about the nineteen sixteen rising which we will not do on this walk by the way. It's open only during the day now. Let's get started as we experienced lively. Modern scene and the point history of dublin's o'connell street out to use this audio tour. This audio tour gives each of this walks. Greatest hits tone title track number much like a playlist. The songs of a cd. You can skip ahead or taylor your it to your own tastes but navigating through dublin on your own can be confusing and it's easiest to just follow the tour in the order. I've laid out to help you along. I've invited my colleague lisa. Hey lisa gears said we'll give directions from one site to the next. Ideally this walk will unfold in real time. He should be able to see from start to finish without pausing or fast forwarding much at all but of course when you want to linger longer pressing pause is encouraged with by rick steves audio europe have be sure to take advantage of its latest features. There are maps. showing the route. And each stop twenty-second rewind but allows you to catch something. You might have missed or here. Vital directions the second time and the speed button makes me tuck faster chipmunk style. You can read the actual script of this tour. And if you'd like more information on the spot you can download the entire. Rick steves ireland guidebook with a couple of clicks. Be aware that even with the very best of directions sightseeing through. Dublin can be confusing. Be flexible and don't hesitate to show the picture of a site to a local or one of your fellow travelers and ask for help. No let's begin our dublin city. Walk part to lisa get started. Thanks rick tour begins on o'connell bridge start on this wide bridge. Crosses the river liffey from here. You'll see a big statue on the north bank. That marks the head of the street will be walking up o'connell street but for now. Just enjoy the view from the bridge look or upstream in other words look away from the skyscraper and toward the picturesque. Hey penny bridge rick. Thanks lisa you're standing at what is arguably the very center of dublin. This bridge connects city. Both north and south end old. A new. if you're joining us from our companion to her dublin city walk part one. You know that it was on the banks of the liffey that dublin was born and you also know that as dublin grew it came under the control of the british for seven hundred years. The brits ruled the island of ireland with dublin as their capital time and again the irish people rose up in rebellion trying to free themselves from british rule. Now in part two of our walk. We'll see the culmination of that. Long struggle for irish freedom. The river liffey divides the city into two distinct cultures. The southbank which we saw in part one of our dublin is the older more genteel town. It's home to dublin castle trinity college parliament and a host of stately old buildings in the georgian style. Meanwhile the northern bank was always more working class in rough around the edges nowadays. There's plenty of culture north dublin but dubliners still loved joke about the divide. Hey lisa what do you call a north sider in a courtroom the accused. And what do you call us. Outsider honor in seventeen ninety four. A bridge was built here. Uniting those two half's it allowed the north bank to grow soon that original bridge had to be widened to accommodate all the traffic in fact. Today's bridge is actually wider than it is long by the mid eighteen. Hundreds it was the north side that was the trendy new neighborhood complete with a grand boulevard. O'connell street that street represented dublin's future and it was here that the nation of ireland finally achieved what he had longed for for so long freedom. Let's start walking. Start heading toward the big statue on the north bank. For the best view of the monument. Make your way to the pedestrian median in the middle of o'connell street. We're leaving o'connell bridge to walk up connell street which starts with a monument to ireland's greatest freedom fighter connell the daniel o'connell monument. This is the man who launched the movement that would eventually bring ireland. Its independence from britain. Daniel o'connell first rose to prominence nearly eighteen. Hundreds as dublin's mayor next he was elected to parliament representing the irish in london. O'connell became a powerful voice for his people. The irish people are also depicted on the monument. Those are the statues at o'connell's feet. They're led by lady ireland remember. The irish people had been oppressed by the british for seven hundred years in their dominant religion. Catholicism had been virtually outlawed by the protestant british government. when o'connell was elected he was the first catholic member of parliament ever. He made it his mission to stand up to the british. The four winged statues the monument represent o'connell's four great virtues. Yes i he had great courage that would be the statue of the lady with the shield and he was loyal to ireland fidelity the statue with her faithful dog fido like fido four fidelity his final two virtues were patriotism and most important of all eloquence. O'connell was extremely eloquent public speaker. He held huge rallies literally called monster meetings where he spoke out against the british. Thanks to o'connell strong voice. The british were persuaded to relax their laws against catholic worship. The grateful irish began calling him. The liberator and the great immense mensa pater next. Oh cuddled turned his sights on another dreaded law the act of union of eighteen hundred. This was the law that officially shackled. The irish people to british rule o'connell stood up in parliament and insisted that the law be repealed so ireland could govern itself. The idea itself was considered treasonous and o'connell was even arrested and put in jail for his outspokenness but he would not be deterred. O'connell's patriotism inspired the irish people so much that a movement to erect this monument was begun shortly after his death in eighteen forty seven. It was finally completed in eighteen. Eighty two despite his passion for freedom. O'connell always preached nonviolence having personally seen the violence of the french revolution and seventeen eighty-nine o'connell insisted on change through peaceful and legal means. He hoped that the sheer size of his munster meetings would persuade the british to grant the irish people their freedom but the british would not yield at will see on our walk the march to freedom. That o'connell started would take several more generations to complete and eventually violence would be necessary. Is that way i see. Bullet marks on the monument. Right below. league curtis shield. There's a bullet hole. Yes that happened. In the easter rising of nineteen sixteen that was when o'connell's visionary dream of freedom finally started to become a reality. a bloody reality. Ooh i can't wait. Let's start walking up o'connell street go up the wide tree lined median strip heading toward the spike in the sky. Along the way we'll see statues honoring several great irishman who carried on o'connell's legacy more statues of patriots. As you walk up the strip you'll see a statute to another irish patriot. Who followed in daniel o'connell's footsteps william smith. O'brien o'brien was one of o'connell's colleagues and was inspired by the great emancipator but where o'connell preached freedom through peaceful means. O'brien turned to violent revolution. What changed o'brien's mind was a sudden calamity that devastated the nation. The irish potato famine in eighteen forty five ireland staple crop of potatoes was hit by plate and almost totally wiped out within just a few years. A million irish had starved to death. Another emigrated to america and elsewhere. Meanwhile the british government did nothing to help the suffering. Irish people. o'brien was enraged in eighteen forty eight. He rallied his band of young islanders to take up arms and rise up against british forces. The rebellion was brutally squashed in. Brian was sentenced to be drawn and quartered. But i m pact was so great. That seventy thousand irishmen signed a petition for clemency. Which at least spared his life. Thanks to william smith. O'brien the movement toward irish independence. Took another step forward. Let's also keep stepping forward to the next statue of the street as you go. Remember that these men were just the tip of the iceberg of a huge cultural movement all throughout the eighteen hundreds. The irish people were rediscovering their ethnic roots. They were reviving the gaelic language which the british had discouraged. They told old legends and saying traditional folk songs they were forging a distinct irish national identity. Part of that was their national theater company. The abbey theatre which is still going strong. Just a block down the street to the right but we won't be going there. Just keep going to the next statue. This is sir john. Gray one of daniel o'connell's ardent supporters. He shared o'connell's progressive vision of making ireland. Great through peaceful means as a member of parliament and the newspaper owner. He promoted catholic rites. He lobbied to repeal the union with britain he also brought safe drinking water to dublin a city that had been plagued with waterborne diseases. Grays progressive reforms only served to whet the irish appetite for more. That's where our next irish hero comes in. Keep going to the next statute. Despite reforms by men light gray ireland of the late eighteen. Hundreds was still one of poorest countries. Dublin was a tale of two cities rich british elites and poor grimy irish family workers. That's when james larkin entered the scene. Big jim larkin was a union organizer back when that was dangerous business. Having been born poor himself larkin new. The hard lot of common workers in one thousand nine hundred thirteen larkin called a general strike in the statue. He lifts his arms like he's telling the irish people rise up it soon became clear. This strike was more than just about the rights of a few factory workers. It was a stand against the whole system for seven months. The bosses and the workers locked horns in a tense faceoff. Then james larkin staged outrageous stunt. That would break the deadlock and it happened right here exactly. A crowd of workers gathered here where the statue stands today to protest. Larkin disguised himself with a fake beard. He went into a nearby building. The one to the right of the statue that would be the stately building with a clock over the entrance right back then. It was a fancy hotel or the factory. Buses had their headquarters once inside. Larkin made his way upstairs and stepped out onto the balcony. He ripped off his disguise and addressed the crowd below though his exact words aren't recorded one of his best known quotes is inscribed on the base of the statue. It says the great appear great. Because we are on our knees. Let us rise. Larkin's words inflamed the crowd. The protests turned into a riot. The british backed police charged the crowd. Hundreds of workers were savagely beaten. The short-lived uprising was brutally crushed. But those events that took place here had a huge impact on the irish people. The thirteen strike inspired workers everywhere to fight for better working conditions and the brave defiant against the british inspired irish people everywhere to take struggled to a national level. The strike proved that ireland's poor unwashed masses could actually come together and stand up for their rights. James larkin's called her rise. Up is what led to the most important event in modern irish history. The easter rising that nine thousand nine hundred sixteen easter rising also began right here for that. Turn your attention to the historic building on the left side of the street. The general post office leaving the general post office or gpo dublin. Central post office is not just another place to buy stamps. It's a national symbol. The gpo is where the nineteen sixteen easter rising began. That was the landmark revolt that ultimately led to ireland's independence from britain. Imagine the scene here on april twenty four and nineteen sixteen easter monday. A band of armed revolutionaries stormed the gpo they were part of some fifteen hundred freedom fighters who had already taken over a half dozen other strategic spots across dublin including that park called. Saint stephen's green. Where part one of our walk began now. The rebels seized the main post office. The nerve center of the nation with its vital telegraph. They made the gpo the headquarters for the revolution. They took down the british union jack and raised the green white and orange irish flag. The declared ireland a free nation. Then one of the leaders petric pierce stepped outside. He stood in front of the columns with the statue of lady. Ireland high overhead pierce addressed the cheering crowd. He begins solemnly reading a recently drafted document the proclamation of the irish republic. Kind of like america's declaration of independence. The proclamation began irishmen and irishwomen. In the name of god and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood ireland through us summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. The nineteen sixteen easter rising was underway for the next five days dublin streets were chaotic battleground scrappy guerrilla fighters faced off against fifteen thousand trained. British soldiers. hundreds were killed thousands injured. The post office was the site of a bloody five day siege. Kind of irish alamo. The pillars are still pockmarked with bullet holes by the way you're welcome to step inside the gpo to see it's historic interior. It's still a working post office explore the interior while rick tells us the rest of the story. The initial euphoria soon led to the grim realization. That the rebels were hopelessly outmanned. Meanwhile the rest of the nation failed to answer. Dublin's call to arms so on april. Twenty ninth the rebel leaders here in the gpo surrendered. The easter rising rebellion had been quashed just like so many uprisings over the centuries had been before but then the british overplayed their hand. Exactly the british overreacted and cracked down too hard. They arrested over three thousand insurgents including the ringleaders here in the gpo. Men like patrick pierce james. Conley and michael collins names that irish patriots today still remember with pride. Sixteen key rebels were brutally executed across town in kilmainham gaol. The same prison where so many earlier. Irish patriots met a similar fate. The irish people came to look on these men not as troublemakers but as martyrs to the cause of freedom their deaths galvanized the nation. Now there was no turning back as the poet. Wbz yates put it in his poem. About the impact of the nineteen sixteen. Easter rising all changed changed. Utterly a terrible beauty is born if you want more about. The easter rising and long struggle for independence. You could pause the audio tour. Pay admission and see the gpo witness history museum inside the gpo. It's photos and interactive displays. Help bring that dramatic history to life. But we're moving on in fact let's take a break from ireland struggles and turn our attention to the lively modern dublin. All around us. There's no better place for that than the tall metal spire make your way there. The spire the center of o'connell street make like a drum major and look up way way up to the top. This piece of art is called the spire. It's at three hundred ninety. Eight foot tall needle made of stainless steel spire trumpets dublin's twenty-first-century rejuvenation and aspirations for the future but cynical dubliners as they often do scuff at the spire. Some call it the tallest waste of five million euros in all of europe. I kind of like it. You would dubliners have given the spire a million rude nicknames. Take your pick the stiletto in the ghetto the stiffy on the liffey the poker near the croker and my favorite the poll and the whole those who call it. The erection at the intersection point out that while construction was begun in the nineteen nineties to mark the turn of the millennium. Dublin was only able to get it up by two thousand four. This spire stands at the very center of o'connell street. Take a moment to appreciate the scale of this grand boulevard. Look way up o'connell street then look way down to the other end. O'connell street is five hundred yards long fifty yards wide. It bustles with the energy of modern. Dublin it's home to important governmental buildings like the post office as well as department stores major cinemas fancy hotels local boutiques and plenty a fast food joints. It's become pedestrian friendly and it convenient tramway runs right down the middle anytime of day or night. There's a constant parade of dubliners end tourists walking the boulevard by the way feel free to just stroll around this pedestrian friendly area near the spire and take in the scene from various perspectives. Back in the eighteen. Hundreds this was dublin's shuns elysee. It was a stately promenade lined with classical. Looking buildings were dublin's elites strolled shopped and paraded in their carriages. The post office is one of the few survivors of that genteel era where it's greek style columns triangular pennant balustrade and gridlock windows. It was a masterpiece of that neoclassical style called georgian. In fact it was one of the last. Great georgian buildings erected in this elegant capital but genteel o'connell street got rocked hard by the nineteen sixteen easter rising and by the subsequent violence riots artillery shells gila warfare skirmishes in the streets. It reduced many grand old buildings to rubble. The post office basically burned down and had to be reconstructed behind george georgian facade. When o'connell street was finally rebuilt. It went up haphazardly. I mix of buildings from different eras. Fortunately most buildings were kept to the same height giving the street a fairly uniform. Look by the nineteen sixties. One of the last vestiges of the old o'connell street was a one hundred thirty foot tall pillar dedicated to the british hero. Lord nelson it stood in the centre of o'connell street a lingering symbol of the hated british oppression in nineteen sixty six on the fiftieth anniversary of the easter rising. A group of irish extremists blew the monument to smithereens. It was replaced with what we see today. The spire before we move on. Take a moment to just appreciate how this area near the spire has become a kind of communal. Piazza it's the stage where modern dublin gathers. It's where major political demonstrations take place. Where sucker victories are celebrated. The saint patrick's day parade runs through here and every easter monday people all across ireland tune into their tv's to watch the annual commemoration of the nineteen sixteen easter rising. Right here o'connell street has become an open air museum of monuments to greet irish heroes. The street itself has become a national symbol. A symbol of ireland's freedom. Let's continue our walk up o'connell street to see more monuments to irish patriots. Upper o'connell street. Just a few steps passed. The spire is the statue of father. Theobald mathew consider his unique contribution to the irish costs as a leader of the temperance movement of the eighteen forties. Father matthew convinced over half the average population to sign a pledge of abstinence historians claim. He was the man who sobered ireland up enough to listen to daniel. O'connell keep walking up the median. Our next landmark is a couple of hundred yards further up the gresham hotel on the right hand side as we go. We're entering a more workaday part of o'connell street. There are fewer grand george buildings from the streets ehre prominent for horse carriages remember. The streets suffered heavy damage in the wars of independence and this upper section of the street was rebuilt in a more functional style and o'connell street is still changing as dublin grows. Check out the area on the left hand side of the street. This is part of a major renovation project. frankly this part of o'connell street had become pretty junked up with fast food joints and decaying structures. The move was made to tear down many old buildings. Here's some historic some not and create a more people friendly stretch of modern businesses and departments. Everything changes i. Guess as the irish liked to say. Sometimes one day changes everything sometimes years. Change nothing police. I have no idea what that supposed to mean. Well just keep walking toward the gresham hotel ahead on the right on the way you'll pass one venerable remnant of earlier times. The savoie cinema the right dating from the nineteen twenties. This glorious old style. Movie house hosted film premieres and red carpet events. It's recently been subdivided into a multiplex because everything changes yes but it's still dublin's goto cinema. One thing. that hasn't changed. Much is the gresham hotel. Just a few doors from the savoie dating back to eighteen. Seventeen the gresham still retains chandeliered elegance of old o'connell street. It's a good place for a fancy tea or beer or an irish coffee but later for now. Let's continue walking up the media into our next monument. A tall obelisk about two hundred yards further up that marks. The top of o'connell street walking to the parnell monument. The obelisk were approaching honors. Charles stewart. Parnell parnell more than any other. Man symbolizes ireland's progressive spirit of the nineteenth century in the eighteen eighties as a member of parliament in london. Parnell lobbied hard for independence from britain. Or what was called home rule with his charisma and his negotiating skills. It looked like parnell was just about to convince the british to grant independence peacefully then in eighteen ninety with freedom at ireland's fingertips a scandal broke out around parnell a sex scandal involving cornell and his mistress just like that he was drummed out of politics scuttling his independence initiative after that ireland had to turn to violence to win. Its freedom rick as we continue walking uphill to the parnell monument toast about that final. Push to nationhood the bloody years after the nineteen sixteen easter rising as you recall though. The rising was crushed. It ignited unstoppable desire for freedom in the nineteen eighteen parliamentary elections. The pro independence party won by a landslide that emboldened members of parliament to stand up britain. They brazenly set up their own irish parliament in dublin. In fact it was at mansion house which we saw on part one of the walk that act of defiance in nineteen nineteen sparked. What's called the war of independence for the next two years. Irish rebels took up arms against british troops. Some of the most bitter battles to place right here along o'connell street in all a thousand people died the irish war britain down and the brits proposed a compromise they would allow most of the irish island to be free as long as the north remained under british rule. The irish people argued over the proposal. Someone at the treaty. Others violently opposed it that sparked two more years of fighting not against the british but between irish as protrude. Irish fought anti treaty irish. It's called the irish civil war. Wow it's like if our american ancestors had just fought the revolutionary war then the civil war back to back. After countless firebombing street fights and assassinations and agreement was finally reached and nineteen. Twenty-three the modern republic of ireland was born by. Now you should be at the parnell monument. It's full of symbolism that captures ireland's complicated history. I there's the proud statue of parnell himself. He stands next to the symbol of ireland. That celtic harp. The golden scripture is from one of parnell's stirring speeches. No man he declared has a right to fix the boundary to the march of a nation. Parnell was a visionary like daniel o'connell before him he advocated freedom through peace and like other patriots. He served time at kilmainham gaol. Parnell was fighting so the entire irish. I'll could be free to that point. Look at the names. Ringing the monument it lists the four ancient provinces of ireland and all thirty two irish counties that significant because this encompasses the entire island both northern ireland and the republic of ireland. This was parnell's glorious vision of a modern democratic nation that was independent of britain peaceful and that united all of ireland and then came that sex scandal followed by years of civil war violence and division. Oh what ireland's destiny might have been. Let's continue our walk but before we go note the parnell street tram stop nearby when our walk is finished. The tram is quay back to the city centre. Every tram that stops here goes back to where our walk began and then continues across the liffey river and on to trinity college. Now start walking again behind the parnell monument and further appel walking to the garden of remembrance. Keep going uphill along the left side of the street. Note that at this point o'connell street changes names to parnell square east as you cross the intersection glance. A half block to the left. You may see a small green kupa. This marks dublin's venerable maternity hospital. Where countless dubliners have been hatched since the seventeen hundreds once across the intersection. You'll pass by a round stone building with classical columns. This is the gate theatre which has presented live stage plays for nearly a century in a way it represents the recovery after those bitter wars of independence after iron gained nationhood. This once isolated nation was now joining the world community. This theater hosted artists from across the globe. The american actor. Orson welles got his first gig here so did in fitzgerald and james mason since then. The gate theatre has championed countless international artists with irish ties from samuel beckett to brian friel to ray fines. Keep going uphill toward the end of the block where this walk will end at the park on the left. The park celebrates the freedom. Ireland enjoys today. But as we've seen it wasn't all rainbows and leprechauns getting there. Even after the irish civil war ended. Ireland was still sharply divided politically. The island was split in two with two different nations. Northern ireland remained british and mostly protestant while the south was irish and catholic. Bitter feuding continued throughout the twentieth century. What was called in northern ireland. The troubles an armed band of underground fighters called the irish republican army carried on the fight their mission to drive the british out of northern ireland. So the island could be completely united under irish rule. Thanks to the. Ira much of the twentieth century was marked with a constant litany of violence. Riots car bombings assassinations and irish irish hatred. Finally in the nineteen ninety s. Cooler heads prevailed. A ceasefire was called. And all of ireland's voices were brought peacefully into the political process. As the twenty-first century dawned ireland entered a new era of peace and prosperity. By now you should be reaching the big green park on your left by the way the dublin writers museum is nearby. It's just across the street from the top of the park. You could stop in there after our walk. No other countries so small has produced such a wealth of crete literature. No wonder it's a nation of stubborn independent thinkers with the gift of gab. When you reach the park go on in. It's a waste of peace taken the gentle ambience of this park. Make your way to the main feature of the park. Along peaceful pool snoop the garden of remembrance feel free to just stroll around the park and enjoy its solemn atmosphere and the many layers of its powerful symbolism. This garden of remembrance remembers all the people who gave their lives for irish freedom. Think of all the failed irish rebellions seventeen ninety eight eighteen o three eighteen forty eight eighteen sixty seven plus all those politicians who lobbied for peaceful change daniel. O'connell william o'brien james larkin patrick pierce charles. Par now and so many more. This park was dedicated in nineteen. Sixty six the fiftieth anniversary of the nineteen sixteen easter rising and it was built on the exact spot where that easter rising's leaders were hell before being transferred to kilmainham gaol and their execution. The parks symbolism goes. Even deeper. the long pool is in the shape of a cross. Recognising ireland's christian heritage the mosaic on the bottom of the pool go back even farther to ireland's ancient celtic roots. The wave patterns make the pond looked like one of ireland's timeless rivers other mosaics depict old celtic swords and shields. These are symbolic of ireland's proud fighting heritage. They also represent how those early irish warriors eventually proclaimed peace with their ritual of throwing their weapons into a river. Modern ireland has made a point of embracing. Its celtic heritage. The gaelic language traditional legends have been revived and nineteen thirty seven. The irish people even adopted a new name for their country from the old celtic language. They called it era. Now check out the bronze statue. At the end of the pool up the stairs the statue depicts four siblings representing the people of ireland. They look like they're twisting and agony. They're in the midst of the painful process of transforming from ordinary mortals to beautiful swans. It refers to that line from the yeats poem about the nineteen sixteen easter rising out despite the violence of revolution. Something good comes from it. A terrible beauty is born on the wall. Nearby is another palm. It begins in the darkness of despair. We saw a vision. We let the light of hope and the poem ends. The vision became a reality. Winter became summer bondage. Became freedom and this we left you as your inheritance. Oh generations of freedom remember us the generations of division one of modern ireland's most stirring moments occurred here in twenty eleven when queen elizabeth. The second came to ireland. She laid a wreath at the statue and bowed her head in silence. It was a remarkable show of respect for the irish rebels rebels who had fought and died trying to gain freedom from her own united kingdom. This was a hugely cathartic moment for both nations. Thanks to ireland's rebels and thanks to its visionaries. Many of whom we met on this walk. Today's independent ireland was born though the irish nation still has its struggles. It's now going about them in a more peaceful way. Let's finish our walk. Pondering the flag of ireland that flies overhead the symbolism is telling green for catholics orange for protestants and white for the hope that they can all live together in peace. We hope you've enjoyed our dublin. Walk part to thanks to the co authors at this tour pat o'connor and jeanne openshaw to see more of dublin check out our companion tour dublin. Walk part one. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves ireland guidebook co-authored with pat o'connor for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing and dublin and ireland referred to the latest edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and information about our tv shows. Bus tours and travel air visit our website. At rick steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks cheers and happy travels.

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The All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 18

"All things is a productivity extreme media network for advertising and sponsorship opportunities please visit www dot extreme stream media doda. That's ex- on E. MEDIA GOT A it. Hello just endorsed him with you. It's the all team techy. PODCAST Tuesday the. The twelfth of November policies wants more listeners. Probably haven't I've been around. It's been a very very very busy time. I am familiar is GONNA be growing soon till next member in the Dawson. High Soul to him so I won't be attending the learning technology space management group. The conference US taking place tomorrow. So we're on the eve off the LT s I caught up with the guys earlier in the week They told me what to expect after the LTS entry twenty nineteen check it is it's once again is rolled right into another learning technology. Space Munch move conference. It's held every year and Adam has been given the role of a pretty looks telling us all of Banksia because Johnson Failed Asia on us today But involved in this for money years. Look how many conferences have done that at this stage. So I've I've been part of the team since two thousand sixteen when we hosted at the University of J.. But Oh yeah I mean. I've been a member. I pretty sure I went to the very very first one. One which is about twenty five years ago in Leicester so I've been a member for years and I've been to multiple conferences across lots of different universities across the country. Yeah I really enjoyed it and then when the call went out a couple of years back sign anybody want to host a conference. I saw of jumped at the chance. Well I would say jump at the chance. I I volunteer. And Yeah actually really successful. We saw coincide you've been asked to join exact team and rebrand of the group and stuff like that say okay when we run a hop Jay. We used the new guys doing things in a new structure for the group. So yeah really really successful and we kind of used as a launchpad going forward now. Let's let's go back there twenty five years ago I know even lousier when my first lts. I'm Jay we had a thirty thirty to thirty five. Different trades tools. Yeah how many would you have had back twenty five years ago. It's I I think when he when he started. It was kind of a little bit of a smaller. Let's Gag I let if people together and talk about some issues of the day I recall there being any but they may they may have been a couple of sponsors but as the group developed over the years He generally ram with a bow. The average of about six six to eight sponsors a thing they were there were times where there was more. There was times when they were less as it moved around. Different places but Yes at the University of Warwick which we did in two thousand fifteen that conference there. That was the first significant jump so that was up to about twenty five. I think doc When we come to Harvey we had a bit more space so we we just added more? We will fill the space we had which is really good gives. You gave us a lot. More opportunity not to showcase in different technologies. So that's that's kind of a good number for us we. We had thirty five last year. Where thirty one this year? I think Again we say. This is one of these conferences. 'cause he goes around to different venues kind has to flex to suit the location. Say Yeah we were actually really good position where it's so free seen as a good thing to do by manufacturers and vendors and other sponsors so we must explain to our listeners just in case some are not in the Higher Ed capacity this. This is all technology managers and order vigil. It manager it's coming together from not only UK darn nineteen. We have some member to Malta as well that we we've got members in Australia the US Singapore Hong Kong Quite a few countries around the world I know no vast numbers by the majority is UK based but Yeah Eights. IV learning learning space technology manages in those kind of roles within those institutions higher education institutions underway is not everyone gets to go to integrate greatest system to Europe note. Not everyone gets to to infocomm. And some people take impo comment I ac- it's very private sector trade-based whereas has we are specializing in the higher edge capacity. We have questions That we need answers to in higher. Ed Dash is sometimes midst midst these trade shows fairs like light decides via the Ithaca yet. So it's yeah we. We tend to be very focused so the vendors are turned up sponsor that come to us. They tend to bring technology that is very education focused. I mean all of it. But there's there's a lot of people Apapa uh-huh things that they are they're targeting education to sell to so he's he's relevant technology to US which is which is really good. It's really useful to see that that makes of stuff within you know sponsored exhibition BDO. The autism really is you saying about people don't get to go twice. Voss of unique selling points as we fully fund using the sponsors money really we can you pay for everybody's hotel accommodation and by illegal after them from the time they arrive in the host town city. Then you ever until they leave excites. He's really good. He does give people the opportunity to come along who don't generally get opportunity to guide things like that. We kind of make time. You know it's good fun to go to. There's a lot of you've interesting content within the presentations as well. I mean this year. We've got Amazon as keynote speaker. Talking about integration of Voice Control into education. Shen and AV service. So that's really interesting. We all victor is a big supporter of us. Say We got Ben doing a bit of a an update for the members. We've got the world-famous Chuck Espinosa Turning Oil does beat a lot of rumors. Go on the base. What Spinoza is doing this? So this is where I've got a break. Dave Dave is. This is the hosting and the conferences. You're hello Dave Justin. How's it going? Yeah so tell tubby fairplay to Steve Offering to hostess. I try to get to Hostess Aid Island and I know I seen how much the logistics were in getting something like this involved backed away slowly. This really does it is. Hey It's A. It's a full year in the planning of getting all these at participants to your. I love the way that whenever anyone says to me about hosting. LTM G they sort of say it with with an air of congratulations and perhaps sympathy. But it's really really exciting opportunity and in fact I would say is not just a year in the planning. It's more like two years in the planning Certainly that's how it's been for us here in Cambridge. The first initial conversation I had with Adam and Jonathan was just at the The closing session at University of hearts two years ago When the guys of opin me in the corner and said so at Cambridge Twenty nine then how do you feel about it and And already makes noises about The idea of the grape coming to Cambridge at some point in the future and it felt like twenty nine same was going to be the the right time to host it here University of Cambridge now last year was my first. LTS Mg in the Olympics Park and Oakland having a fantastic meal on the second. Nice you're not gonNA give away out of the surprises we mentioned choke Espinosa's name. I hurt hurt. Doors supposed to be a coyote unheard at speed quiet and database so go to Ab Rocchi going on us the out. Yes indeed this year. Well Chuck is going to be joining us out G. We're very excited about that. But I think it's always good to leave certain elements the program particularly entertainment As surprise so let's not give too much away at this stage but you know who knows what's going to happen on that infamous Wednesday night of LTM. Jane at night. Of course it did I always say logistically wise. It's getting everyone here to to the autists. MG AD also the transport accommodation. Then everything and I guess. Being an older university is transport. Good University was a good question and in fact that's actually been been one of the biggest challenges for skies organizing. This year is is that it's quite a different setup so geographically in Cambridge than it is with most of the other universities that we visited the are What we know is more the traditional campus university if you like nine Cambridge? It's very different to that. The university is spread all across the city. It's comprises a large part part of the city but is rather spread out so we've got roads and shops and parks and everything that split up the university and the colleges yes And it does make it more interesting getting around so The biggest challenge probably us this year with bringing the event Cambridge is actually GonNa be getting the thirty one sponsors loaded into our city centre and exhibition venue which really is in the dead center of off the city. It's right next to the market square. Which is already central location We've got a great team at the venue who used to loading in the logic. Submissions and events. So they're going to be over that for us. I'm just looking at the at the shuttle here and it has. I'm I'm really interested in the I'm Alexa. I'm doing doing the keynotes speech it's money campuses across the UK. Dave better using Alexei in. I guess you are album. So there's a few. Yeah who've been developing some some some systems with Amazon say we're doing some proof of concept work with him so I've actually got a sort so of a teaching room setup that does work by voice control. What is a very very bicyc- at the moment but we just try and trying to figure things out and I So of a bit unconvinced scale ability that are teaching rooms the right place for a doctor on election but actually meeting rooms. I think there's a lot we can do the University of for example years this hearts Oscar APP so you know so be able to triage any street and just go on on an awful. You know how you solve this problem for me and he puts you in the right direction but actually in a meeting room if you WANNA book room older some coffee Oh wherever then potentially there is options that we can use that full. So we're still trying to Al.. This universities are thinking in America that have used date within student residences. Say there's something to ask these very localized as well say. What Time Does my physics lecture style or something like that and they can give you the information so personalized to you? So there's a few things playing with the moment. It sounds like something that I take. It's GonNa roll over into the palm of the base. That's gotta be later in the day and after ban after Mike Romanek and because because I always say voice controlled areas like us. You don't have enough difficulties with touch panels and basic controls with both lecturers and packaging members and students messing with our AB equipment to voice control. Well it's a strange thing really. I mean we have the opinion lead to word this very carefully. So don't worry that we coordinate they so when you're home right ain't everybody a home has got an element of smart devices. Now you know whether smart because like I'm a zonal. All the various excellent series people have got netflix streaming services in the TV Sky Q.. And all that Kinda stuff right so hive hating Lights Alesa wrestle stuff that you can control via phone your ipad your voice when people come into university and standing a teaching room all of that ability that they've got to control everything home seems to disappear and you know there is the perception. There is a struggle to use some of the things that we do. I'll all the touch panels of really really simple. You know we. We have comments back the complexity so obviously are you. I'll use our experience in the rooms. He's not quite where he should be to to to mimic what it's like to use your stuff behind so yeah. I think we need to make that experience for the academics makes in in a teaching. Really really seamless. There should be no joining tax to go into a room and start teaching so we need to refine that voice control. Is something that can help us do that. Because he's something to people having their home then you know he's worth investigating if nothing else Now come back to you David I we. We mentioned that Ben and until this is it's going to be going to be at the LTM D this here. It's chuck doing a C course people hunt. That's right we've I've been fortunate that at the university where hosting a three-day CPS prep course On the Monday through Wednesday that's taking place at Robinson in college. I'm just on outskirts. The city's lovely venue on. It's really exciting. That we're able to to host the course and with Chuck himself and to both of you guys may mainly out of WHO's go who's representing jaw out at the boat because he bailed Asia and that's something that could be tapped into the future. Turn with with the lts you think that it could be an opportunity for people who don't have a CPS to say well guys if you want to come over we come Run a bit of a CPS Pratt course attack style. Do you just too long of a a week long. Event for Delta Cindy Eh. It's one of those things isn't it. I mean being out of the Office for three days for some people who is quite hard work being the office full five to prep course so then a conference. After that you know could could be impossible. It could be quite easy. So it's it's one of those things we need to look at and kind of needs I. I work with the VIC suggest on timings in locations in if it works like he did this time where we could running congress just before conference in France which was really kind of fortunate. There wasn't it'll be a wiggling in there but it was kind of function that we can make you come together you know. Buy Something we can look in the future. Sure if if he you know. I think we've mentioned as well. The tick manages training. You know that would fit really nicely with us nothing. So he's he's he's just investigating the vix whether that's possible. Awesome and how that how we come about getting that getting them together making sure that they get enough people attending to make the course viable option for them. Is there anything on these trade stalls that both of you guys are really looking forward to. I know you get to play with toys everyday themselves. Eight out crested crashed day. Well get to play with a fair selection of toys which is great. I'm hoping I do get some time. Oh I'm to to go around the stool this year. We've got such an exciting varied lineups of As as Adam said thirty one sponsors this year I suppose one of the first ones that jumps out of me. has to be massive They're really pushing the boundaries in terms of wireless presentation and it seems every a few months. There's a new feature on their sources product that Sam. That's really worth looking really good message. But I I bought baby. What's the next ext to close to to say to buy over the way I go away for three days? It's it's all work relationship with happened to me last year. I had a four week old baby when I was turning up. You know sitting up. I wasn't around around as much as the other guys. Were hoping really drifting in and out there trying to lie. Logistics of thirty five people coming in with trucks and everything. And I'm just like I've got a guy now. 'cause Zach go gosh of that one. Nine months ago yeah it does take a little planning now. It does well guys. Thank you so much for joining us. And of course GONNA be looking forward to seeing all the tweets all the the photos of you have the G facebook page. You have the Hashtag of LTS G and of course the websites LTS a. b. a. l.. Thank you got to talk to you. Hey CODA again gene. Nineteen ninety okay. Okay and Ed wish the best at once again for for setting this all no joy as much as the plotting winter. Yeah really really looking forward to welcome in Over delegates Cambridge in a couple of weeks. Time This can be very different events to Last year after London them the classical city of Cambridge University of Cambridge were really looking forward to welcoming everyone over. It is yeah from Irish perspective. This is the podcast leads. The all things techy. Yes yes yes yes yes so so many things happening around the world of technology including a pixar issuing. I like this listeners ethics issues choose the latest edition of the Search Cops beat tonight. The SURF BY TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS EXAM guide turned addition they guide features updated and extended coverage of the new technologies for more than thirty years has administrated the CPS CBS program which recognized worldwide as the leading AB professional potential. There are three Coulda does journal which I have design and installation CDs I there are currently twelve thousand sixty s holds globally and over two thousand of them artsy ACSI chesty or CPS holders only. I believe aged nine. CPS holders in this industry addition of the tests guests exam guide. They've updated on extended their coverage of Victor Technology just and at the same time employees. The explanations of difficult technical concepts sent unto Cedar Autopsy Exam Guy Turned decision in addition to teaching even more of it because ever expanding suite of AB API standards. The guide presented globally to terminology on measurements to guide covers all current exceed taxes objectives including conductors the such survey develop an AB project scope trump. Choose on a solutions and but it also incorporates does does designated sections on the viks display image size for two D. content in audiovisual systems audio video and control architectural tongs symbol standards. That's probably the new things that's eighteen then latest edition of the CPS exam died. And I I think a lot of new questions there as well so where. I recommend. I didn't want that studying. 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The awards is dominated by the same companies every year. That's a personal opinion. Buy Me Ten. Companies have won sixty five eight percent of the rave reviews George Technology awards and H companies. One forty seven percent of the innovative technology towards based on the annals of Technology Kathleen awards over the last five years. These are among the findings of the. Av Industry's first every search with pores covering what as described as a somewhat hazy world of Industry Awards by AV Marketing Agency Cooperative Media in the White Ray do forty page document. The C see reports on the twenty award schemes. In Europe and North America research was conducted by telephone issue with a majority of award. Organizers aren't by online join research. The report aimed to enter the three main questions in the time. Effort and cost worth is against the potential exposure exposure and entered might receive is the judging process credible making it an award that actually means something quota be bias is or in the in the awards as well to answer these questions company. Meet Copper Leaf performed tweet catas- house research into how each ward the managed and judged. I'm notice of high transparent the at the processes and whether there is an opportunity for bias and finally review of wash shortlisted unwitting companies receive in terms of exposure the port also includes a history of old product and technology technology winners over the last five years in a glance view of who won. And which award. When in addition to a number of chart table summarizing the finding for each ward culturally director role and having come to clients vacancy? Come to US asking advice on which award to enter while we had our opinions of course and plenty of experience. Art Vice was an owning antidote until at best so we decided to buy the time we had some real data to upon as nothing of dot nature actually existed. We decided to research ourselves which turned into be I to be a fascinating process so often we hear the muffins of unfairness biased. About who added fellow director Pierret. Laming this is. The first example attempted covered the truth about how all these awards really operate among companies can really get eight of and you know what I love to hear here our listeners opinions on this survey now and again I'll love to have my hands on this survey. Apparently you have to buy the the full survey. I interesting stocks fell. Just read a put those dots and up on the ultimate techy websites under our show notes but the report is available diagnosed from copper leaf media websites but it is ninety default payments to buy. I love it. I know what it costs to do this type of research listener. It's Bush if they could give some more more information as to which awards copies are the best on which are not I'm sure that the information will become available over time time on social media when people buy this awards research but one thing Dash folks me listeners. Okay there is different. AP AP awards the awards in London. Big Awards costly experience. If you're trying to fund yourself and if you're a big company you people by tables and they make a nice Black Toya Fair. There's hundreds of table I think in two thousand eighteen dollars hundred ten tabled in this massive venue in in the Park Hotel. They moved venue this year. And but what I like in one of the awards was the AP nations award which is readers. Choice Award. Don't online line. Yes does no award ceremony. That's no dinner and the snow champagne reception etcetera etcetera. But what what means a lot to me is the fact that reader's bloggers on AV professional demand a world where able to vote on this free of charge and then it was collaborated. The worst different rains on myself and Joe Way into the finals on Benoy. I picked him to the post. I don't know how but that meant a lot to me because you listeners. On Av people and people around the world fell I for me. And yes same similar with Georgia's for the awards but you have to pay. Hey into these awards and the point is if you're a navy professional at an individual trying to so metro entry on your own. It's costly hostile spirits and as the technology Europe award of Tony Stark in the past two years or three years. And then there's rape who literally go and go to different trade shows. They they vote on on. What's the best trace door start? And if I'm correct me if I'm wrong I don't take any of these. Companies at the trade shows are buying into the rave awards awards so short you as a company have to all your entry into these awards. I honestly personally believe no you stumped. I don't I think if there's an awards it should be okay if you want to go to the ceremony. Weather's in London where it's in Germany. Damn I'm Saddam. The first AV Tech Europe awards was after I S E now it. It took place in London last but I think okay if you want to go to an award ceremony fine by your dinner or whatever the case as may be and have a nice short. You have to pay two hundred plus pound sterling to enter intern award as a company or as an individual. I don't think so. I love to hear your thoughts on that. You can tweet me at just an or Dourson you you can use the Hashtag all teens techy or visit our website. WWW dot all things tech dot e our our Irish perspective. This is the office techy. PODCAST that offer this episode of the All teens. techy podcast Simon. We'll be back with me next episode a quick episode who don't be back because like pavement onto is on the way for those attending the lts energy conference enjoy yourselves. How between for me? Because I'm not attending I in the next couple couple of weeks or be changing a lot of nappies and I will be back with with more episodes before the Christmas. Spirit talking about the Best Tech Tech Gadgets to buy for for Christmas. I was looking into list that just some of the teams that might pop up. You Know Energy Saving Bulbs Internet of Teens. lightbulbs at GIN bowls fitbit's botches dash are ars smartphone compatible. The trust me in ear headphones wireless headphones and lenses for your bones Do you want to noxious Comrade Dope Rohero Block two hundred ninety nine dollars. No I don't want one and and smart watches. No one really interests me the wanted this sort of Pique. My interest was headlamp for forty dollars. 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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 37

All Things Techie

44:45 min | 6 months ago

All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 37

"The whole thing's is a product to be extreme media Network for advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.td.com the rtl-e media. I a Audio-visual from an Irish perspective. This is the all things techie podcast. Hello listeners is episode 37 of the Old Town podcast. I'm just an awesome. Thank you for tuning in as Ireland goes into stage five lock down for another six weeks of until the 1st of December was home. We'll give me a bit more time to concentrate on this podcast as we have to stay within the five kilometre radius of our home again essential shops open schools still open but University for me, it's still working remotely and working from home and supporting online webinars and virtual mundane things and so forth. We're going to be talking a lot about virtual meetings in this episode because during the week zoomtopia happened and Aunt wow, so many cool things off. That's that's been unveiled. But the same platform really really nice stuff. We're going to be talking about that Simon lying will join us later on where the Facebook portal has now Bought a Zoo integration and we're still waiting to see it on some Amazon products and also the Google home hub and we're going to be also talking base wage, which is the best one to buy if you were going to buy and timeline will join me later on in the program. If you like to get in contact with the program all the details are flashing up on your screen if you're watching not on YouTube or if you want you if you're listening to us as an audio podcast, you can tweet us as a B Tech Junkies, you can treat them directly at Justin or Dawson. You can look at an oil listen to any of our old shows by visiting ww.w. All things and are dead. Address is of course comments as all things Tech. And the website www.sec.gov bring with you. Send us your queries visit ww.w. All things Tech. No Zoom Topia happened during the week. So what exactly was zoomtopia it was the fourth annual zootopia event last week video company platform soon off Belt a host of new features aimed at improving the in meeting experience. For more than three hundred million, three hundred million daily active participants, which Europe Racing for a second wave of the u.s. Still reported hundreds of daily, covid-19 deaths and also globally we were just talking about Dublin in stage five locked down again. Probably liberation of a virtual events and meetings Remains the defining feature of twenty-twenty not surprisingly Zoom says, it's adding a hundred thousand using a spare quarter and has a seen a big jump in stock and values of this year. It's so great to see all of your smiling faces. Wait a second. You are on mute. Just kidding the same of this year. Zoomtopia is epic environments and it's filthy epic is a perfect the word to describe our journey. User base now extends to the farthest reaches of the globe. And and no matter where Zuma users ago, they take our platform wisdom into new use cases and remarkable opportunities Zoo wage is for you and it's about you zoom has become more than just a video Communications service. It's a people send you the platform that you can leverage to stay connected with others. Zoom has become the thing you do and we couldn't be more beautiful. Thank you all for joining 20/20 zoomtopia virtually dead and I wanted to 12 p.m. Deliver you happiness. I'm here broadcasting from San Francisco going go ahead and get printed off it gets windy. Wow, what not together in person. There's one thing we can be certain hour. We can continue to find new ways of learning together off and how far together on zoom zoom zoom zoom you share with us some of your wisdom to how to improve student engagement. It is still the huge Connection in the digital world that creates engagement. What we are developing is impressive scene where you can actually put students behind desks that really make learning fun, and I'm very excited and Thursday. To explore some of the reactions further cuz reactions are one of my favorite things to you. The other thing I wanted to be like you so I'm also wearing a black leather jacket. So how long how do you keep up your motivation and surrounded by my dad would always comedy Faith the youngest you're ever be so live like this zoom off his for you and the zoom is for you and we hope we can continue having fun together on Zoom. . Eric Wang the CEO of Zoom talking at zootopia his keynote speech debates on the new features that coming on on on the same platform off to distant future or do you clubs this is a new feature that's coming on on Zoom, which is instead of putting you erase hand and your emotions and your the little symbol of clapping hands off as a reaction you will be able to do audio clapping and a little virtual sound effect of to applaud people on their speeds over this could gas really annoying that is you seen with premiership games. You've seen with Britain's Got Talent and that the correct noises used on a certain stage it can work. But if you overdo it, it's science can't just like can't laughter and an old comedy sketches. Will this work? I don't know. It's going to be dead. Very interesting to see will it be overused during staff meetings or if you're working with your office and people keep on pressing the upload button, I think as an administrator for webinars, I think it's important that it's controlled. It could be very interesting to to see how that works out. Yeah. It's identifying that we are going to be working from home for the foreseeable as we talked about when the second wave and it's going to be more than two ways of this. I said that months and months ago. I want to buy episodes of doing things that keep podcast but whether or not this is a good feature to have yeah, it might be there for a couple of months. It might be taken away by Zoom wait and see on that one better identification of webinar Zoom will be adding lower thirds and to show the name and affiliation of the person speaking similar to what you see on T shows to further enhance the professional look and feel of the video dead. You know what that is fantastic as an A B technician and AV Pro I take a lot of the zoom recordings and then I put it into video editing software and I add lower tariffs Justice if this is a feature that's integrated straight away. Like you see that currently using Zoom to record this it will put my name down in the bottom corner because I've took it in on this might assume account if this is a feature where if you're the host of a webinar and you can instantly just add lower thirds and different symbols wagon, I've interface of just throwing them up and take them down again. I think that's a fantastic new feature that it's going to be brought on zoom on TVs the d-10 company which was introduced a $599 dedicated Zoom video display. It's pretty similar to the living room. And of course the detain me which I love to get my hands on and detailing if you're laughing And if you want me to unbox a d10 me, I will happily do that. Please do feel free to send one to me. Yeah, the d-10 me the details 55 inch on 75 inch I believe is the two and you can also get some which is just a built-in camera and microphone that fits on top of your screen and how long does the whole interface as well with with pseudonyms? That's that's that's not really as much of a new feature. There's being the details I already with the webpage though. And I know for a fact from helping a lot of end-users with webinars people say, oh, you know be great. Can we do breakout rooms and the fact is you can only do a Jacob Williams in Zoom meetings. Well, they are talking about bringing the breakout rooms two webinars, which I think is going to be for both education and birth Field a really really useful tool to have to have breakout rooms where you know, sometimes you don't want all the participants knowing who's in the ring off and yeah first so sometimes that comes into place then also you want the physical environment of being able to have your on-stage Palace but then have the ability to have a breakout boom short. You need a I think a big Way featuring the webinar. It's I'm looking forward to seeing well when does is roll cage for people that are using it for Education they have introduced a classroom environment where it looks like a theater or some people have described it as the courtroom environment where you instead of looking like The Brady Bunch you have Kids or children or students sitting in little small boxes, but it looks like they have a table in front of them and it just gives that more vibrant field and looking at the girl brought Bunch feel that you can see everyone on screen and us the teacher can be off on one side or you can pin the screen for that. The one thing about zootopia song loved is the fact that it was a lot more friendly with the interactive map and that whole Graphics of the environment and a big maintenance done touring sort of like the island. I don't know how to describe this team fully but different zones to go into different points to collect. Now. The one thing is I started on Dave tonnes in Topia and started collecting my point and then when I loved out of the browser and log back in I was back to zero now I brought that up on a tweet and literally within a couple of hours that incident was filmed. And I got all my points points led to prizes Point LED competitions and downloads and discounts off some of the zoom and partnered Products off. So fantastic tool to get you to look at all the different stores afternoon Topia over the two days. Some of the boats and things that I have a torn a base is that if you were early to zootopia you could sign up and they sent you a Starbucks Volkswagen. It's on might have been a bit late to sign up to though. It did have an online marketplace where you could buy tee shirts and caps and cops though. Everything was being fedexed and off the estimated price to send a $10 teachers to Ireland was $78 listeners and thank you to Joe way who are sorted me out by going. No just send you my address and I'll post it over to you and it would be cheaper. Yes. Yes. It was zoomed you should have looked into that a bit more. I know you wanted to use FedEx and make sure secure the postage of your products but $78 for t-shirt to get posted to Ireland. No. No, that's not going to happen with you. Send us your queries. Visit ww.w. All things Tech earlier on I spoke with Simon & Simon put the Zoom app onto his Facebook to portal. Let's see how long it on and you're using the Facebook portal. Now with the zoom integration. Was it easy? Yeah, because easy to join like it's like anything like Johnny from your laptop. It's entered wrong number then enter the passcode and join that's it and equality. I'm about thirty centimeters away from the front of mine. So the quality is quite good. I just even at this distance and audio quality is really crisp clear. Like wee wee pads assignment wearing headsets before and he has quite high-tech headset stuff. He's he's able to acquire through his a b rose bush, you know, like for just speaking straight into the actual device itself it is yeah, it's great. Yeah. Yep. Water has a big speaker on the back. It's a good it's like Mary the whole height and width of the of the back of the unit so that it's a good deep you get in the full range of high-end a bit of Base wage in there and it's like the quality images amazing. Like your image is very clear. Mine was even when it comes up with the preview. You're like very bright vibrant color. So very good wage. I only see a very slim pixelation around the side of your face and that that is that could be just danger lighting but like that. I'm very impressed with with Asia, but you don't use the Alexa feature on the Facebook portal just personal choice, but and I wondered now are you able to answer calls or say it's called Justin by Alexa and that's one thing that I want to have Facebook integrated with the zoom feature, but the fact I don't know off. Or do you have integration? Cuz portal also has a hey portal and feature as well. I was actually waiting for it to pop up on screen as I was saying it didn't and I am not yet has that and just looking at other and things on his I have white board and available. So if I have white board a participant sharing screen has disabled wage, so hold on how to use on like my feature is automatically switched off. So let's just turn on the feature so we can play with the white board and we can draw all over Simon's face as well while it well enough or even we as you do we have the the reactions portions and stuff like that. I don't know does the reactions portions. Of course, they have a raised hand off yet. We have the raised hand and lower my hand. I commute I can use and I can stop video I can share content. I can change my view. I have camera control phone. I have an Facebook portal though, even though it has, control the only have the one camera or do you have no it's not front and back. No, it's one, now. It is a date. So when you push your press a smart camera it calls it gives you the option to focus on me, which is very nice and group mode, which is like so if you have a larger one, you can get kind of can move around like a dog was Wishin with any other portal call that you do and it messenger with a mess your video quote and then as manual which gives you the option to move it. So, let me see if I go to group mode off. I'm I've seen yet like it did do a bit of a click there. And so have we can zoom around a bit more if you were moving around and stuff like that so long as I excuse you off to the side doesn't make any difference. I don't know. No, not really I got if you were standing and walking around or kitchen and stuff like that it was worth. Say time is the price of the actual device itself, you know, like two or four now, I'm hearing a slight Echo there but that's all right, but for for the price of the portal TVs minis portal and portal plus it half the price that you would pay for a Google home device wage, which is supposed to integrate the zoom at home feature, but it's not there yet. And if I always fear that when Google introduced something else, they introduced a country-by-country and now I I see the planning out there based on on your screen rather while you decided that for your chair went up all of a sudden know definitely, it's Dash when you're so we're doing a messenger called and for example, we we normally have this unit in our sitting room you could have it on the table and sit further back in the couch and it kind of knows that wage. Going to sit back and it does this kind of Zoom wide. I kind of thing and then say if my wife or daughter leave the room and the group gets smaller. It actually zooms it in a bit and cuts off more of the empty room. So you're it's kind of work it automatically focuses on the people talking versus the background. Very slowly. So it's not a sharp pain in a native know very obstructive when someone's watching us but but getting back to the price difference off and also with Google like we were talking about this off Mike yesterday. You were saying that you might go for a Christmas present with the Google home hub. Has the screen similar to the iPad but I can't justify. Yes spending. So you're four hundred Euro on the home home not because of the apparently the only one that is going to office have the zoom feature on us, but with Facebook portal know some people don't like the idea of like, oh it's linked in with your Facebook. But like you can do you can do your Watts app, you can do Facebook live if you want to go down that lease and and or you can do your Facebook video calls, and now you have to zoom integration as well for and it also has a dog Integration has blue jeans Gateway Integrations of your company is blue jeans orientated and it also has Facebook. You can Facebook workplace. If you use Facebook workplace in your company has integration plus a whole load of like Spotify and some some news ones and things like that and that's it. So it divides between apps and web so it has a certain selection of apps and then a certain selection of web the basically shortcuts to a web browser. So YouTube is one of those so when you hit YouTube it opens up a browser which YouTube or you can sign in with your YouTube account, but the ads we are stuck in this level four five six weeks restrictions how gracious that be able to have a portal TV package, which is a camera sits on the top of your TV or $149 that works near range 120 Europe. And if you want to go down that route now, I was asking my wife to wage. Want one on the top of our TV in our living room and she was a bit like no, I don't want any more cameras going on in the house full if you want one of these portals as a Christmas present in your office by all means wait, so but I just think that the only thing that and again, we'll have to find out a bit more about the Alexa feature and the portal feature. Hey, I'm paying that knocked off your your portal there in the back, right but it does it does come with a remote for the TV the mini the portal and the portal place all touch screen operations or using the hail teacher and so it would be great if if the the saying the word choice board make the call for you. I just think it's great for working at home. And for people that aren't very tech savvy and really just be given a six or eight digit code. Call you say under into the call perfectly and the nice thing about the portal you've been using it for sometimes. So I'm new guy that last Christmas is that you can have it at a picture frame and it's a sit on your desk and in the background, you're adorable use a lot for the The Story Time by Facebook that we've discussed before and but I think it can't be beaten on the price for it for one of these jobs. Like I I'm really thinking like my sister is giving them as a Christmas present there with you and also has this crew feature. You can rotate it. I know you can't it doesn't rotate on other video Once you can have it in portrait or landscape it automatically so this Zoom don't automatically rotate it as you can see I can see your track your head to what your site to watch me. I've known as the Batman feature the walls, you know, but I have to say for the price I you know, like the portal the portal like especially when a Black Friday Cyber Monday is coming up. I wonder well all these work from home environments attack. Will they do some special offers on on some of these toys cuz I think the portal is available through Amazon and I don't know if they had actually on Amazon Prime day. They had a discount on this as well off and recently I didn't know his I got sick cuz I haven't I didn't go looking but I did see that heavily discounted their order Ekko stuff. So I don't know if this was a confit the portals website portable faith. Dot-com they they offer discounts. If you buy two or more of the devices, you can get $50 off at I believe so like it is it is nice. Like I think that's what your brother really did like for like your whole family just went out and went right we can now call each other now now that you have the zoom integration, I know you can't visit your parents at the moment because of the age of nineteen restrictions, but what do you since you like the the features of zoom and they they Clarity and the fact or will you continue to just use the the Facebook entertain call your parents now, I think it's time to tech tech capabilities of the other people and I think we'll probably messenger would be the easiest cuz then they just they know how to use it and answer it but being that there's more people who use zoom for even what are social things like social groups Church groups and college groups. They're all going to be dead. Using the zoom anyway, so I think different point of view. I think people will use it. I know a few Church groups I use us and and their opinions and get some calls going cuz they're just now missing that social rejection. So I I definitely think it's it's a brilliant addition and it's also when pin code locked so when you're setting up the app, you actually have to put in a 6 digit PIN. So in the sense of my daughter can't just hit zoom and start a zoom call with Justin for the fun of us. And even though she probably would love to but he he said, you know, like every other thing is with when you have the do not disturb mode. I I know with the Facebook portal said come with a little disks that didn't close over the camera and you can mute it. Will it tell you if you if it's Thursday give some alerts if it's ringing and you have the cover stay and and it's still will bring and give you alerts but you'll get noticed. So it's like messenger and terms. I think you probably get a notification. So let's have a look. I'll do what? You can see okay. So that's that's my camera. I've got a camera off notification on my screen and it's popped straight up to the my lovely logo will go one more step just for the proof is off. The phone kill microphone is killed on. It's dead silent and I can see the mute button coming up on Simon's yet. So it is it totally knocks him off that you can be joining us again. Yeah. Or maybe it doesn't hear us at all. I do hear you. I do hear you. Okay, I do hear you. I just think that we have to see how I turn my so the switch flicking the song Back doesn't turn them on automatically. You still have to go back in and go start camera and start unmute microphone. That's cool. Yeah, so I'm bored or again. Probably it's just Facebook integration. Do you ever use it for WhatsApp videos or I did I am but the problem being as long as what it uses the WhatsApp web thing, like people you have on your PC and cuz I work upstairs and this is usually downstairs and I use the web the WhatsApp web all the way in my work PC is that you wouldn't fight against each other and it keeps logging you out and worn and logging you back in and the other and so I have actually turned it off. I don't use the WhatsApp app. On mine, but my wife does cuz she doesn't have here is news WhatsApp web cuz the advantage of the portal is it has profiles so when you start it up there's a it has my Facebook picture. It has my wife's Facebook picture and you choose which one you go into and then it has the contacts related to those accounts in National so it still rings. So if I think if they you called me on zoom while it was under and my wife's profile it would still ring. Yeah, so would recognize it's not because it won't cause it's oh it's in it's in white or an off-road. It won't rain is will ring and no matter which yeah, but the nice thing as you mentioned is you have to have a pin code to use that to get too into the office area. So in other words Rebecca couldn't answer a business call on your behalf, you know, which exactly thing, you know, you know like it could be fun at home. Have your you have solid or answering calls and just you know, especially when your your son is three years of age and you know, no ties. It's like, you know, that's that's that's the worry about. Yeah, we're we're messenger and all those have no luck as at all. So in the sense of like so like easily my my daughter wreck knows what my mother's and take a picture looks like in Facebook and she's all the time going, but I call and now she actually even knows what the camera icon is versus the audio dial icon. And so she could actually go ahead and call my my motor home without even knowing you know, that's a dish and so she's four and she can do that, you know, some people voted off in the topic of birth of webinars and so forth. I knew it actually came up in zootopia as well. Is this the death of normal audio calls as we go into another love song And the second wave of this pandemic do I know and you know, there's a lot of meetings that go on business meetings. Go on and people don't switch on their cameras and don't want to find it's invasion of privacy and so forth because are working from home or whatever zoom zoom as long as well as Microsoft teams and a lot of the other video platforms. They have the Volvo background again, you need a solid background and good lighting Simon Simon's used. Here's a couple of times. It's going to try it out on the porch on there. I think as well just while we're talking but he is Is this the death of audio calls? Do you think Simon as we know it? I think so. I think we're starting to head that way. That's like I even I can't change my back just so you know and and like I was the other day in in a shop walking around and I even saw a lady walking around the shop on a video called shame that way to a friend like like they're not even out in the boat or people are using video calls. They're not using audio calls. So it's becoming I call in any like Demolition Man Faith Mystic movie style where people are just video calling and it's just a big screen like that technology gets better as we enter the Poetry world, you know, we talked to we talked to John about the iPhones like some serious. So serious amount of tech going into the new iPhones. I hate to Hazard a guess how much a new iPhone is now it must be near time. 500 your it's I think it is. I think it's nearly dash for the pro pro. Plus it's called The Twelve. I found 12 Pro Plus. What does the name for? You know, if you'll if if Alpha want to send it to any of these devices, you know, we are happy to like test and give out. Of course. No problem. No problem at all. And before you go Simon would have to talk about in the background. There's a little ribbon which we were talking in previous episodes a base, which is the virtual walks or runs. You got your metal. Let's see. Can we bring it up and see it conquer you did the English Channel are you going to do another one? I was looking they have a few and they've actually introduced someone called for Kerry gets the Ring of Kerry one, which is quite a substantial work. So I'm being Dash and we're working from home or not getting Knows Why Nosh like my soil page? Just steps in and get something I did. I'm just after finishing. I'm just asking me know, you know, I've been to start and you know, I I do like the app or sometimes my Strava and it that's down not just to the app is down to my Strava not linking up and my what not linking up all the time. So I I was actually like sitting at home and then I got the congratulations notification on video conqueror app to say that I had finished the Camino walk and I hadn't even realized I had gone over the step count and the the walk distance might bring to a 12 Glover's it was just a day of days so and but I don't know. I think I'd like to do it. One of the American ones next to age 66 or something like that. That'd be in matters one. It's like it would take half a year to do some of them. They're like me don't poke me since since our first love dying in March or April month. It's it's been going on a year after year yet as we go into but I better let you get back to some of your you probably be collecting your daughter singing from from school school. Yeah, it's actually nearly that time says then the house gets noisy and like my work from home environment. This is the time where it off half twelve 1:00. This is the nap time for my three year old toddler and I things get quite at this time, you know, it's not made a continued. Maybe I don't know about, you know, Steven again will join us on more episodes of the audience Tech podcast, and don't forget you can contact Simon directly by using his tweet handle at Simon line ABD Now listeners, do you want to get your hands on one of these? It's the all things techie podcast sticker is free swag. You want to get your hands on one of these? All you have to do is life comment and share and then direct messages. I will send you some of these stickers. You can put on your laptops or wherever you want to put a really, you know, be all teens Kathy podcast sticker only available at all things Tech. I e or two and still get listeners. Also. 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I e is our email address Microsoft is letting more employees work from home permanently Microsoft employees will also be able to relocate Microsoft is an acting more of its employees to work from home permanently the company nature Friday while vast majority of Microsoft employees are still working from home during the ongoing pandemic off. Coffin maker has unveiled a hybrid workplace guidance and internally to allow the far greater flexibility once u.s. Officers eventually reopened The Verge has received Microsoft's Journal guidance and it outlines the company's flexible working plans for the future Microsoft will now allow employees to work from home freely for less than 50% of the working week or for managers to achieve permanent remote work employees who opt for the permanent remote work will be given the option to give up the side of the space for still have options to use touch down space at my job. So so sort of like a free open desk the covid-19 pandemic is has challenged us to all of us to think live and work in new ways that Kathleen Hogan Microsoft Chief people officer in a note to employees. We will offer as much flexibility as possible to support the individual work Styles while bouncing business needs and ensuring that we live our Culture Club. While most employers will be able to easily take advantage of the less than 50% working from home option some roles will be difficult or even impossible to permeate transition to promotion wage but more and more we're seeing this listeners we're seeing the big companies saying work from home, you know, the Dublin landscape I can imagine that's going to be any big buildings like behind me. There. There is the convention center. There is PwC, you know seven floors of a building their home and then the convention center Convention Center mainly use for the Irish government recently to hold their meetings and their budget meetings, but That's the financial district behind me of Dublin City. Is the the whole landscape of Dublin going to change as we go into like take a listen to be home Martin Irish Prime Minister or teacher talking about the second wave of this pandemic and how he believes that there will be more and how we should all be working from home 2020 has been a hard year and we're not through with the home. Families individuals and front-line workers have sacrificed so much so many of the things that share us and that we took for granted have been taken from us off the reality of this tournament disease. Isn't that when we give it opportunities to spread it spreads and when it spreads it consumes large parts of our daily lives and hold section of the economy as I've said before the government cannot stop it on its own. There are no laws or powers that can change the nature of this virus home many people have done everything that has been asked of them. But some have not as T shook I'm asking everyone again to take this threat. Seriously. I want to be straight with people lay out all the facts as I have them and explain the rationale for the decisions that your government is making. The first thing that we need to talk about is our strategy and approach you will have heard many potential approaches mentioned and it's important to be clear on what is and what is not possible. There are some who argue that the country should be taking a zero approach that we should lock down the country and seal the borders until the virus has been eliminated and then maintain the infection rate at zero. The people who take this position are well motivated and serious people however, given our geographic location and proximity to Britain and Mainland Europe and with two jurisdictions on our Island. Divisiveness it is and all of you as a government is that this is simply not a realistic option. There are others who argue for a herd immunity approach that we should let the virus run its course that the economy is too important for any more restrictions. This implies that we should accept higher levels of illness and death and it ignores the deadly long-term effects of the virus on many people. The government would not be taking this approach. It is my firm belief that the core responsibilities of your government and your t-shirt is to protect lives and to protect Public Health while also protecting livelihoods and supporting The Wider economy and Society. This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do. We work to home. Press the virus when it is growing and we walked to reopen as much of our society and economy as possible when it is safe to do so I can send us your queries visit ww.w. All things Tech know finally listeners Laser Technology to help prevent trucks from fishing Bridges. This is Faith in our story just before the pandemic. I remember being travelling into work and being stuck on trains for hours on end because a truck has ignored the big flashing sign saying stop you might be too big to go under this bridge and hitting Railway Bridges and disrupting the whole Commute of people going home from work or or travelling to work. Well new Laser Technology to warn drop some impeding Bridge strikes. It's being tried out by in Roy Darrell, which is the Irish Railway Association the over-hyped vehicle detection or oh hbd system has already been installed at a main street in Dublin in a city where the railroad bridge has been has eleven times in five years later is on poles detect over-hyped vehicles. And when the beam is broken automatically light off an advanced sign the signs are positioned to give time for the truck driver too diverse one for a mystery quilt diverse vehicle traveling north on Fair certain place back on track the keys. Amen Street Bridge, which had a clearance of 4.69 meters has a serious strike in 2017, which required structural repair while there were birth. Major incidents in 2018 and 2019 Illinois. Darren said they incidents to shop Railway Services cause traffic chaos and pose a risk to other Road users as well as requiring costly repairs. You know lasers when you when you read the headline of the story listeners, you think what are they don't have make the truck explode if they come near the bridge but despite safety chains that was 69 incidents last year and fifty two so far this year if they mistreat pilot is successful. The technology will be used at other locations subject to funding there's a service project for the installation of LED advertising on the bridge itself, which will also light up to warn the truck driver here on Darren's Co Jimmy said it's a whistle means we've done a legal obligations of heavy good Vehicle drivers when it comes to approaching Bridge Under the railway, you simply must heat and road signs in advance warning signs that are in place your vehicle including analog being tired must be lower than the heights shown on the warning sign. It is a problem whether or not this is going to work listeners is questionable and the is a lot of times where road signs is ignored whether a flashing light bulb is going to help is another question, but we will raise that issue on another day yet. This has to be an episode 27 of the Old Kentucky podcast, and if you like our show look up the end screen here and subscribe like and share and off what some of other episodes until episode 38. I'm just in Dawson in the wishing you well, stay safe and goodbye. Audio-visual from an Irish perspective. This is the all things techie podcast off.

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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 42

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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 42

"All things techy. Podcast is a productivity extreme media network for advertising and sponsorship opportunities please visit. Www dot extreme media donna eight. That's media got visual from. This is the all things techy. I'd say it's turning so some of these programs were recorded back to back but it's just endorse indefensible of the all things techy podcast aunt as i stick up some jokes on the screen here a base. Parenthood who have said. Send me teachers. That needs little jokes on tweets on twitter messages of working from home and also to educate your children whether they are in primary school secondary school. For me. how to this'll lovely little monsters under the four. Who run around the hayes nightmare on. I only get to do my work late at night. because all the crashes. Sec's are closed. The schools are closed on. This is just the way things are and also the government talking base the fact that we should be allowed to work from home in the future if and it should be a legal requirement if we asked our employers to do so wait to see where that goes interesting but in the meantime and we are teaching our children from home and education from home. So i thought it'd be a great idea to try and do a series of the different platforms. That are be used to educate our from home. And where better to start off with jason momoa who is actually a director of zuma for. I caught up jason for half an hour and had this conversation. Brilliant conversation where what zoom doors for education and wash is going to be unveiled with zoom platform. Jason thank you so much for giving me some time. I know you're busy guy. Probably especially with the covert nine hundred lockdowns and helping people with education just going to jump straight into it because i know we only have a half an hour. I think you have meetings afterwards as well. So just give me a little background on yourself and how you ended up in that position for working witching price occasion. Yeah absolutely so. I started Bill or the last ten years of my life. I was the executive director of it for florida university so We did distance learning for quite some time. We use video Very heavily and Fast forward to the two thousand twenty and the pandemic kit. We were all sent home and You know luckily we actually purchased a site license of zoom in january. So you know. I jumped into kind of a mode of training faculty on how to use zoom best practices and and kind of the rest was history. We actually did very well during the pandemic And then in. May i had two people reach out to me over lincoln with zoom asking me if i was interested in a job honestly at the time i i wasn't planning on changing job because i'm actively getting my doctorate in instructional technology. But i said you know. Let me see what what they have to offer and I came aboard and zoom In in july and It's been an amazing experience. Amazing company to work for the culture here is truly intoxicating because everyone truly cares about their fellow co worker so i would say i get up every morning and i just love to go to work and even though i'm working from home and this is of what i'm going to do moving forward i i just love the expanse dot as i say even before i press record the coolest office i've ever seen in my life i see you have some detainees behind you. Yeah the bake. It's not a bigger detained behind her as well. So i have i have. I have a lot of equipment sums on camera sums off but i have. Let's see i have a deaton me. This is the aver ep. sixty five. so it's a touch enabled zumra. I've got a neat bar over here. And then on. My main setup actually have multiple cameras i have a huddle cam hd pro. I've got a gopro hero eight. I've got an aver tracking camera and then and then what i did is i took. I have a d ten d seven. I put that my son's martial arts studio so they're using that during the pandemic and then my wife's dance studio. I have the deaton on As well so. I basically took all my different zoom rooms and having kinda divvied out and and having people use them to kind of service different needs at at the time. Now i have to just ask you. I did one last point. I do have by zootopia mogayon in my office here as well. But what did your wife say to you where you had high wife. I'm working from home. And i'm taking over like pretty much room in the. Hey slack at the moment. I'm nassar all the listeners. I've been saying this. I'm not actually skyscraper overlooking dublin city. That's my green screen can use zoom. But you look like you've taken over in any decisive a living room in your house to just do your your work. Well you know. When i came home my wife also works from home as well. She works for a software developer but she was in this office and I actually was in a formal dining room. So i had a a laptop setup with an extra with an extra monitor and i realized that because of all the equipment needs in my lab i needed access to the communications which is actually the closet behind my green screen. So what we did is we. Flip flopped offices so she took over the former dining room. I took over the office and Everything's kind of added to itself because initially. I didn't even have a desk ride. I always work from the laptop at at the kitchen table. But i added desk added a stand up desk. I added monitors lighting. It's kind of been a project. That's been growing and i have one more upgrade. I'm going to upgrade at the end of the month. Actually adding a d. Sell our camera as my main zoom camera And i've done a lot of research. I actually interviewed a famous youtube. Run a podcast. That i had a couple of weeks ago where he's using a canon. Eos are with a really nice lens. And i'll tell you. I've never seen another person be as clear on zoom call. So that's my. I don't want to call it my final upgrade. But that's my next upgrade. Well i tell you picture. Quality out the moment. Jason is superb. But i seen a couple of podcasters that of used dinosaur cameras on just the depth of field on some of those cameras is unbelievable. I you mentioned to doing a phd. A half paseo off the atoll name. the thesis title that you're using for your phd will interesting enough. I actually am comparing to teaching. Modalities face to face versus synchronous video. So now that. I no longer work for florida am. They're actually school. That i'm going to target in my research study so they teach in tallahassee face to face during a course with The pandemic they started remote and now they're moving into a kind of a high flex type environment. so what we're doing now is crestview and tampa davey jacksonville. Which are all remote campuses. They're taught over zoom rooms so what we found is preliminary exam scores. The students that were taught over video are scoring higher than the students. Talk face to face. What the interesting thing is made. They're being taught at the exact same time right. So there's no differences in teaching strategy. So you know the hypothesis is. There's teaching over video. Provide for better student outcomes based on engagement right and so this is going to be a mixed method. Study where. I actually look at the exam scores but also interview the students and talk to them about their experiences. Because i've heard teachers say well. I can't be as effective. When i'm teaching over video as i'm teaching face to face and i actually would disagree with that. I think you can be more effective. It all has to do with how you engage students and how you design that engagement. So that's gonna be the basis of my studying. I'll be finished at the end of this year. And i'll be dr moberly and i'll be happy to they say the only thesis is done thesis so that'd be done soon enough. Well you know out like we have The the phd ab technician. That we can talk about is away really. Don't way he doesn't even use the word doctor and most of the time. He's just like primary skills on technical skills aren't close day and people are still struggling here in ireland. A teacher my sister the principle of primary school and she's still on the gonda individ- of google classroom but our government hasn't really given them any guidelines to say royce. Use a or c. Is that different jason over in the states. Now when the pandemic as is government telling you that we recommend dash people use a we recommend people use google me more one of your competitors. Well i i don't think our government is actually kind of prescribing or recommending. What platforms to us. I think it's left individually to the schools. And i kind of think that's twofold because in higher ed a lot of them have had a distance learning program so they might have had a solution and that solution might have worked or it wasn't scalable right or looking at You know comparing your primary and secondary education to our k through twelve education. Which is very similar. is that A lot of them had no technology so they were left scrambling so you had. Some people moved to zoom yet. People use google yeah people use cisco and yet people use microsoft and and what i think you quickly found is zoom actually scaled with that large increase and some of the other providers didn't have the ability to kind of keep up with the quality and all the feature sets that were needed. So the one that i would say. I'm i'm proud about working for. Zoom is that we're very agile and we release features very quickly and a lot of our platform is based on customer feedback. It's not we don't look at it as what do we. We don't look at it as we know what everyone needs. We talk to customers and say what do you need from a feature perspective. What would enhance the classroom. And then we take that back with our product teams and we actually build the features based on their feedback. And i couldn't agree more. I think you're the most adoptable solution for when people want something changing like you know. I think i go back to the days last time i was on. Irc this year darcy or year. Before because i my wife was pregnant at the time. But when i went to lhasa i see two years ago. Everyone's going oh. It's look at our educational products. If works for with skype. For business mike. No don't mention the word skype to me. i'm just i. I don't care i'll say the podcast. I don't like skype for business. And then it was skype. For business game be more became mike soft teams and teams nazi. See now maybe we can work this into education whereas zoom always was the platform that it just worked you go up to screen on worked and it was user friendly and i think was the idea of zoom for education as big pre cove nineteen or was a much we might think about this in the future or just grow. I cope in nineteen. Well i would say that. Zoom was originally built for enterprise right. We were built for businesses Am i think the pandemic actually kinda brought this to light that zoom as a platform that can easily be adapted to education. Yes we've had to make some changes on our end but We've had like i said before. A lot of higher education customers were using zoom for meetings and conference room spaces but not necessarily for remote teaching. i think the pandemic accelerated The need for moving into an immediate Remote learning environment and we've been steadily helping higher education and k. Through twelve customers settings zoom mob getting trained teaching them best practice back from the platform. We've also been launching educational base features and now we're at a point that we're really thinking about the future of education. Like what do we do post pandemic and and and i think it's different for higher education in k. Twelve and finding solutions to keep that collaboration going yet. I'll give some examples on this is just people around me in ireland and even my sister being principal i said why don't why don't you use zoom. You know. And she's like no no no. I can't log onto scared to do. Live you teach to these kids. Why are you scared of doing this in front of a camera as models and it's getting dot away but it's also the fear of the parents now not the my sister skill by other examples of neighbors on the streets said. Oh yeah well our michael. This was totally unsustainable. They wanted me as a parent to sit with my child while they attend. Zoom call for thirty minutes. I'm sure you hear all these stories. Jason in your role where teachers don't know how to react to the covid. Nineteen pandemic want to use video. Collaboration software bush. They don't know what the securities and they don't know by child protection and so forth. Guess you answer these questions on a daily basis. Yeah absolutely so. You know the fear that you're bringing up is kind of twofold because number one live classes as we know creates engagement right being able to see the non verbals. Watch the eyeballs. Making sure that the students understand the material that's being taught so i'll kind of back up a moment. When i did my master's degree there was a section of it. That was a synchronous. Oh i like to call that busy work right. They give you material to work on. Maybe it's prerecorded lecture what i lost in that is. I couldn't ask questions. So if i didn't understand something unless i emailed my teacher or my professor i was stuck and then also there was a section. That was synchronous. Where every week. We have a video and we would ask questions and we would interact. That was my favorite part of that. So let's talk a little bit about security for a moment. And i'm sure that The term zoom bombing would come into that conversation right so zoom technically has already or always had security built into the platform but those controls like meeting passwords in waiting rooms. Were up to the customer to enable. We didn't turn them on by the fall. You could choose to do that. And the best analogy that i will give. Is you build a house the contractor hand you the keys. It's your job to lock your doors to arm your alarm things of that nature but due to bad actors. Zoom has we've we've had to rethink our Security strategy so during the pandemic we spent ninety days doing a full security review and we actually stopped and we put a moratorium on new features. We were very transparent during this process and we started pushing security settings to our customer so we automatically enabled randomized eighty nineties meeting passwords. Waiting rooms we even installed a security icon in every meeting. That would lockdown screen sharing controls and it would create a new way for a host to report a participant. That shouldn't be in the meeting. We even established a trust and safety department that investigates any security concerns. We even create a security advisory boards and we heart some new top level security leaders in the industry. Like jason lee is our new security information security officer we also we also implemented end to end encryption. Right so we have customers that want to take advantage of that feature. And then lastly i would say that we then enhanced our encryption standard and change it to a es to fifty six gb encryption. I'm proud to say now at this point zoom is the is probably one of the most secure ups platforms on the market today so to the teachers out there and the principles that are listening. We need to of dispel. This fear that the platform is unsafe. We take the platform very secure the student privacy and all the laws that affect dat. We're even putting some new features out in the next month or two that actually enhance that even more so i would say that we need to think what type of education is needed for our students. We understand that we can't control the pandemic we can't control. How long would that were on these lockdowns but what we can control is the type of engagement that's happening through our teaching you hit the nail on the head. Their data with engagement. That you see all the time my sister sent them to me. I have friends. I sent them to me. You can't fix stupid even out. The navy technician fixed. You get the videos of whether it be teacher whether it be in a meeting for business and people just walk into shaw into camera on the behalf naked or you know or they decided that they pay attention and bring their mobile phone into the toilet with them and don't remember that everyone can see you on the on the call with that in mind. I do a lot of zoom calls for business and mainly predominantly webinars for my higher. Ed do you think the am with k. To twelve or at primary school what. We would call an ireland. Are they using more webinar or they are you encouraging them to use weapons are more. Are you asking them to use zoom meetings. What would you recommend so typically when i answer that question i would say that if it's a class that i'm teaching where want participation collaboration and engagement. It's always going to be a meeting right so again. Because i want the students and i go back to when i said earlier that i i when i teach i look at eyeball so if i noticed that i have a student not paying attention or they're not understanding. I'm going to draw them back in. But i need to be able to see them to do that now. If i'm providing a a training or a public facing event then. I'm going to do a webinar. So that's kinda delimitation to me. Is that if it's if it's public facing typically always webinar will use the q. And a function of the webinar. And then we have our set painless. So it's more of a broadcast style. But again when i see each i liked to teach in a meeting because i like to use polls. I like to use breakout rooms. I like to a ask questions and and kind of flipped the classroom in such a way where i'm not constantly dissertation to students were having discussions and conversations so they understand absolutely yeah. I totally now. Some detained i tend to assume tokyo. It was great living in ireland. The fast out. I would always have apologised to to travel the world even before covert. I love the fact that zoom tokyo was virtual on. Anyone could attend this year on hearing something new features dots coming on down the chain and again teens dot people have asked for like any jumped off my season. Dumping die when i heard dos eventually. That's going to be breakout. Rooms brought into zoom. Webinars is on e. timescale for this yes. Oh breakout rooms for the webinar actually will happen this year. It's actually being developed right now. And i would say that. We're kind of looking for q two q three of this year For breakout rooms and webinar. But that's definitely happened yet with the mind and with the different age groups dot. We're talking by k. To twelve primary school or secondary school or even university higher. Ed do you see there's different. Requests be made by end users for more user friendly approach on the ways of teaching young kids. Compared to young adults in university has the bean. I know one of the patriots are talked to base. It ends into topa is being able to do the grades and in a more classroom type of look where the kids might be sitting in front of a virtual desk. When stockham along the line. I i know i know the third one pork and classrooms type of virtual and also one that looks like a courtroom type of virtual. When are these going to be available. So what you're mentioning is a immersive scenes right. We announced that zootopia. So that's the ability to create customizable meeting scenes for whether it's an immersive classroom experience if you're in a boardroom or something of that nature but it creates that engaging visual experience so we're talking to go live a with immersive scenes for the beginning of two. That's cool and i noticed. Just it just popped up on my twitter feed because following so many abe tweets and whatnot that someone has made a third party app for ipad on our phone where you can use your ipad iphone to be a document camera. Be for and really useful during the pandemic for teachers to be able to open both guns us. That cameron but tauch. This is already available. You can do virtual cameras if you have if you know the zooms off property throws the option to do a virtual commerce so you could technically use and the example that you gave in. I actually had someone demonstrate that from the other day so they took a phone and wirelessly connected as a virtual camera right with the nice part about it is they. And i'm not sure that they were using airplay but what ended up happening is the the green light went off in my head to say you know what other uses. Could you use for something like this. So in the example they were actually kinda given a tour of their office right in actually showing me and pointing out things but if you put it into the classroom you could use it for virtual field trips or things of that nature as well. So i'd like to see more use of that whether it's from the phone perspective or even like what. I call a backpack kid. Where an educator could take it and put it on and a mobile fashion connected to zoom call and be able to take someone in an from an education perspective. Give them and demonstration almost in a third person field of view to demonstrate something so almost like a field trip yet and talking about the field trips idea again. Awesome topiary you. The new concept of on zoom where it's events that's going to be broadcast through the power of soom now i jumped onto on zoom dot com or dot com duck. Us whatever the website is seen doors one on the yosemite national park and having been in yosemite national park laney twelve to fifteen years ago. I i immediately wanted to join us but then just realize. Us only that was able to join. These meetings. Wayne is on zoom going to be global so currently we introduced are public beta for on zoom. So again if if your listeners are not familiar with the platform. It's an online of vince platform and marketplace for paid zoom users who wanna create host and monetize whether it's classes continuing education or even fundraisers using the meetings platform so kind of the way specifically helps is you can schedule and host one time events. You can do an event series you can even do drop ins for up to thousand attendees. Of course that's depending on your zoom meeting license But the big piece here is that you can listen sell tickets you can share them promote public events be email and social media in the can actually reach new audiences beyond that geographic location. Almost your point justin. So it's in beta. Currently it will go live later this year. A lot of people are taking advantage of it mainly from a a way to monetize their event. Yet i again. I think it's high wasn't toward the bite before the if the platform stare just use at because it has grown in leaps and bounds. And do you think jason when the dust settles whenever without as but when the cove in nineteen do you see the more schools will go. Okay we instead of having a touchscreen interface in our schools for classes even primary k. To twelve they'll start being interested in using having a detained or having acer on the on the classroom wall. Not even just in case there's an another pandemic in a couple of years time bush. It also gives us flexibility if that say they wanted to link up with another school on do a type of international educational field trip. That could do it and way. Do you think people are gonna buy into when the Over well i absolutely do for a couple of reasons one. I recently interviewed a school out of canada and They actually went with the the neat bar and The board solutions in their schools. Now there are considered a primary and secondary school But their reasons were yes. We're using doom moons for remote education now but you know they actually have the ability for the high school to actually come in and teach a class or bringing guest lecturers bringing field trips And you kind of mentioned that to like that whole educational nuit planning so let's say A student might be contagious. But they fill okay. If they're at home they could still join from home. So there's definitely a lot of different uses to the zoom rooms post pandemic not just remote emergency instruction and then specifically in the higher ed side. I mentioned the term. Hi flex. But i think you're about to see a major change in the way that universities do business because instead of doing that traditional like you have to come the class the way that we teach. I think that they're gonna start meeting students where they are and if students have have found that they learn better from the privacy of their own home or some students feel like. Hey i need to be face to face to learn. Then you're gonna have this flexible learning environment where you can come into the classroom. You can join from home or you can kind of do a mixed mode of the two. I it's something might even follow up with you after the podcast on emails. But i love to see a statistic of money in the age ranges for primary school secondary and higher. Ed what has the uptake being nyc. Would you see enlarged uptake. In the younger ages to the older eight higher ed or is higher. Ed always gonna be predominantly the case then k. To twelve well you know that statistics that you mentioned we actually have a department that kind of runs those numbers and in does market analysis so all looked to pull those numbers. But i agree with you. It would be interesting to to kind of see that. I think the immediate prediction is probably that higher. Ed probably has more of the line. Share that mainly because from a funding perspective. Because i still think the k. Through twelve side there. There's kind of two things at play. There is lack of funding brian. And in the us. There's a lot of grants now. That the government's providing the cares actor the ca grant and all of those. But you still have this digital divide problem where you have students that. They don't have laptops. They don't have good internet and we have to solve that problem and i think that a lot of organizations including zoom is starting to do that for example. Zoom has a a new Foundation called zoom cares. And what it is. We provide Foundational grant funding technology and technical expertise to solve both educational and social inequities in kind of attacking their digital divide directly. Now i know you you work very much. On teaching people how to use zoom for education have zoom ever thought about doing like you mentioned digital certificates for teachers or for the end. User say royce. you are now a beginner. An advanced a professional in being able to deliver zoom to education so justin. I think that you must have a crystal ball to look inside of my head because actually that's a project that we're working on as we speak so we're looking at zoom credentialing and micro badging to be able to and we're going to start with the teaching and learning side right but we even looked more to even like workforce development where you can become a zoom certified integrator you can and you'll have different badges for different technologies that you you get and of course those badges because a lot of this credentialing and badging is is very popular nowadays. You actually can put it on your resume and people can look and show that you're certified the difference in what we're doing. Though is we want to make sure it matters meaning like you don't have a certification where you memorize some things and you pass the test. We want to make sure that when you get this credential that you've proven that you know this stuff like the back of your hand so when you say that your zoom certified as a as a Teacher or your advanced. Or you're you're an expert or whatever the terminology that's used it really has a lot of weight and it means something. Yeah i really want to be. I will be one of your guinea pig. Basha testers when dot comes on. We can talk to my house of mike as well absolutely love to love to be involved in getting something with deal dot t. Dot com mentioned. not zootopia. aren't i guess will also help as education is zaps or zoom apps on the integration of other third party apps into a sort of store where you can literally pull these up on zoo. That's gonna come in in in the next quarter. i believe. yeah so again. We're officially calling it. Zoom apps Those will launch this year. We're actually kind of ramping that up now so a lot of people ask the question of. How are these different from apps that our audience zuma marketplace. I would say that existing marketplace apps are typically integrations that connect zoom from within the app. I would think of those as worked for workflow connectors that enable users delivered zim kind of like canvas as annella mass right but the new zoom apps integrations enables end users to seamlessly use apps like asana within zone so before during and even after the being so we have developers that are steadily building to use zoom And it's going to be one. Click to present in a meeting or you can send zoom app to engage participants collaboratively Current apps that are enhancing right now are asana core. Sarah dropbox cahoots for gaming purposes. Gamification mirrow For the ability to do like post it notes and brainstorming cal jura service now survey monkey then desk and and you know we were planning to launch many more this year. But it's a it's zoom apps and on zoom taking those two together we're really moving zoom into more of a platform Ben just a killer app so so definitely see. Those two features are going to be highlighted very heavily this year. Now the too early task. When are you going to chart merchandising. The teachers saying i survived. Twenty twenty on. Hey that's i've seen. I've seen some Means out there. It sounds like we need to make some shirts out there. You know the big part here is in a very sincere perspective is that teachers did not choose this right. They they were actually kinda thrust into this they. They had to figure it out. A lot of them have done a good job. And there's some that struggle. But but number. One time i appreciate any teacher. That's actually went in and said hey i've got to. I've got to change the way. I've done things i've gotta make it work because at the end of the day making sure that our our children our loved ones are being educated properly and again we have responsibility here at zoom as well to make sure that we're building features to make that experience even better for the future. Well it even the even the simple features helping my sister the other day and she said i'm going to download this app. That's going to allow me to screen capture and my notes and say. Why are you downloading something else. Why don't you just do zoom call to yourself. I'm record us and that you have the video. I said oh i never told her the box. I taught she was in court. He was in a call with people's. I know you can be nicole by yourself and you'll be recording yourself. I do it all the time. I i do demo videos. I did want earlier. Before our call where i was actually creating a demo. Video of our new live transcription feature that. We're launching out here at the end of the month and and it's a beautiful thing because it allows the traditionally you had Third party services like closed captioning. You'd have to do now. With live transcription the teacher or the professor turns it on and then it gives instant subtitles under the meeting and then students that have accessibility needs. They can actually keep up without. It's even it even has a searchable field so you can go back into something that was said earlier in the course in actually search it and find it so live transcription is yet another thing that we're launching here for education. Here's wanda i got asked the other day and if you come across this week on all night teleprompter coach. Do you have something that would actually have notes or tax being delivered. The like a so a teacher is teaching a class or actually could be looked calmer and using it as a teleprompter in a so there are solutions now which i can send you some all flying but their now that you can have apps on an ipad and then a lot of times they'll put that ipad on a stam by the camera right or you can you can actually go full blown. Teleprompter by the ipad version works really well and and i saw demo this recently and what happens is if you're saying words it will automatically scroll based on what you're saying if you kind of go off script and say something different it will pause until you go back and start reading the words again and then it will scroll as you talk which is really neat so voice recognition to the actual text. Oh yeah it's it. It works very well. It works very well. And i've considered building a setup with mine as well because i do a lot of guests speaking and a lot of presentations. So it's something that. I'm actually kind of keen on as well. We will touch base on us of nyc as well. I am going to be sending you a lot of emails. Nothing doesn't if if only want that working education whether it be higher ed k. to twelve or even primary schools around the world that wants to get in touch with utah. Ask you some questions on zoom. Where can they reach or and west the best place to pin policy the best place to get a hold of me and i'm very active is on link right so i i use linked in a lot. You know what's funny is. I never use lincoln prior to february of twenty one. Well i what i did is i set up my profile. I a shed. Here's where i work. And here's my education and that was it and then in february. I had a post in this. What's interesting about the whole zim story. Is i did a proof of concept with zoom phone. And i took a picture and i posted it and i said Well this this isn't really meant for facebook or instagram. My friends aren't going to care about me doing a test of phones right. So i put on lincoln and i said easiest voice over. Ip appointment. ever. And i hashtag zoom and hashtag zoom bunk. Well the next day. I woke up the post. Add ten thousand views among blacks staff that it's twenty thousand and it just it went viral right. And what's interesting is from that post. I had people from the uk ireland Germany japan australia. All these different people started coming to me and saying what is your opinion of this. What is your opinion of that. So i got into this. This mode where i actually did a lot of testing of zim rooms and videos and and rated them so. That was kind of a fun thing that i did the pandemic but long story short. I believe in the pay it forward approach so if people come out i mean. People use lincoln all the time to Solicit business and ask questions like that. And sometimes you have to push those people to the side because it's not relevant. It doesn't along with what you're doing but there are people every day that asked me. How do i do this. Or how can i do this. Better about zoom. Or what do you think about this Those people. I love to engage where it so again look me up on lengthening jason moby. Just do a search. You'll find me there. And i'll send me a private message. I'll be happy to answer any question. Jason tiny somewhat forgiving. A very busy guy. Thank you so much for coming. On the podcast and discussing econ- jason on linked in and we will be in touch or nyc with a lot of more question. I i only the beginning of a good friendship. Jason yes sir. Well you guys take care over there and stay safe and we'll talk soon. Jason patriots all from episode forty two of the all things techy. Podcasts pints jason for joining me. And giving me half an hour time really grateful to really look forward to see what zoom break days in the next couple of months. Quarter two of twenty twenty one. Don't forget i a finalist. In the av nation ab professional of the year the reader's choice. 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Interview with Hazel Chu

"I'm Jamie and I'm here care where. Where's the negative form? Two hundred nineteen into cancer as a to from the city council. Can you tell us a bit about sir. Offerings due to the neighbors form today. Yeah Hi Amy. Hi Cara so to be talking yourselves. So I'm here to give a keynote speech on inclusion on diversity from the Liberals Forum today I myself Happens to have migrants as parents from that came from Hong Kong. I was born and raised as in Dublin That grew up in there and I became the first in my family to go to school for my family to go to college. I then qualified fighting a barrister on I became the first Irish counselor candidate to be elected. That comes from a background as well so I currently also hold the Highest percentage vote for any candidate in a local election so I received over four. It hasn't six four thousand sixty nights in May's local election so I work on Dublin City Council I'm also working for the Greens. I'm their Green Party chair person listen. I'm their spokesperson for enterprise and I founded a group called Manal Glossy which which Unites Women within the Party and talks about issues. I'm looks at inclusion diversity der as well so that's the team for today's bent is inclusive. Your stronger together. Can you share your thoughts on. Today's I think you're absolutely so thank. You will see that in all over the world not just Europe dot would furriest Aho Factions Wins. Kings are not as stable as we'd like it to be so you look at the. US You look at you the UK you look at how uncertainty of Brexit has pushed people people to be less inclusive you look at the momentum gaining in the US at the moment coming up with elections again and there's very clear divide so oh this is why inclusive inclusive dizzy and diversity for Europe as a team is really important because it shows people how important working social inclusion from an early age would be from anything from primary school to secondary school on. It's hard to college and it's important that people understand Where people come from people are willing to accept people for where they come from their culture be very inclusive of it no matter Eh? What their color their creed or background is wire events like today important? Well it's important because it provides a lab I guess full assembly apart ACT allows for a form for people to listen to discuss these things because too often and a lot of us are behind screens than we tend to have conversations behind screens and we tend to not engage face to face whereas forms like these unite people and actually provide them with open. Discussions space provide people from every background and also provide people who are educators. There's in the area who are facilitators in the area and they will be the ones Leading the way and leading by example. So it's really important to have these questions that have these forms. Otherwise I think you you'll be silo D- And we won't be able to share these ideas or adults as much as we could so you so you mentioned that you're the first person and you're going to. Why is it important? That will be done to my mother. She always thinks is important but I. I think it's funny because I have a young child now I have a two year old It didn't really strike me as important until I had my ojars like even growing coming up. I guess I was quite privilege. I had my parents who insisted I go to school. Insisted I go go to college. And then I had further education after this well L. and I always found that. Yes it was important because it allowed it opened doors for me also allowed me to engage with your ah different topics with different people. But it's only when I guess truly for me Odie became really important. I had my own kid because I take what I had my own kid. It was very much. How do they build their future? you start seeing it differently as well so so true that myself. I found it really important because it really. It opened my mind but dead but now looking at it from a different perspective looking at for how it's important for her. It's all building a future because whatever I learned I'm hoping I can pass on to her but that whenever other people learn as well that they can pass on to to her. So it's all again. It's back to this whole discussion idea that we have forms I t's today dot share ideas India's that we have programs from their staff that funds programs like Roswell plus programs I d into programs that actually share ideas and make people Komo so this education this important because today you can see we could people who sells T.. Show that you'll people who who can do education but education is really important to just simply learn more so I think that's the basis of having a good education being able to learn being able to grow Moore's out within the voice.

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467: Music Streaming

Spark from CBC Radio

55:23 min | 1 year ago

467: Music Streaming

"How do you take down criminal network hidden in the shadows? I tell him that. I know that they're the ones who are running the largest child abuse website on the dark net the journalists working to expose the darkest corners of the Internet. That's your playroom for. That's your baby's clothes. That's my house. The police who hunt down online predators the environment. They're using no we didn't we didn't make it. They made it hunting. Moorhead subscribe wherever. You get your podcasts. This is a CBC podcast. Hi I'm Nora. Young this is spark. Tell me do you remember the last time you bought a physical record or downloaded an album. God's I was just had a show Not just a song but an entire album. It was probably like an album. Bruin Motor or something. What's he boiling water for Christmas album or something like that? Yeah the last record that I bought was John Boras Blue Wine. The last thing that I bought on Fan camp is. It's just like all the clouds by Lily Koenigsberg. In Rainbow Straight Ahead Nestle ice on the physical seven two dozen g. Some time ago. That is a long time ago. Now there are lots of people who still by full albums especially by favorite artist. Some people still prefer physical albums to digital downloads. But for many of us even without it being much of a conscious choice buying music has been replaced by subscribing to a music streaming service here in Canada streaming numbers have long overtaken physical or digital album sales one study reported over seventy five billion streams in two thousand nineteen a thirty percent increase from the year before. Compare that to sales which have dropped twenty five percent in the same time period as record stores close streaming platforms. Continue to crop up spotify. Apple Music. Cbc Listen Youtube Music Tidal and not just in North America. They're offers keep expanding to just last month. Spotify launched a separate APP just for kid friendly songs and it's not just that has changed how we access music listening is becoming more of a singles and playlists gear to moods activities and endless. Yes stream of music major music events like the junos usually boost the streaming numbers and sales for winning artists so with Twenty Twenty. Juno awards coming up on March Fifteenth. We're looking into what we gain and lose when streaming music and how is that changing the music. We listen to for a long time. The conversation about how music streaming has affected music has focused a lot on the financial aspects of it which is a huge factor. It's also had big impacts on the ways that community forms around music and the ways that people just interact with music and in general and it's impacted for some artists the creative process or the way that they think about distributing releasing their music. And they're also have been some concerns related to issues of privacy and surveillance and advertising. So that's a lot of change and we're going to unpack all this today with some help. My Name's Liz Pelly. I'm a writer. Based in New York. Lose writes about the music industry. Her Work Explores the real cost of easy access to stream music. Here's the thing about streaming platform like spotify. If you want you can choose to listen to music the way you used to find an album by an artist you like and listen to it from beginning to end or you can make your own lovingly curated playlist like the way you would with mix tapes but the platforms design. Encourages you to play. Algorithm Mickley generated play lists that mix songs. You've recently played with new artists and similar genres or another algorithm generated list of songs to pitcher mood. There's a very simple explanation for why playlists or being so heavily promoted on popular platforms. Like spotify. What we've talked about before on spark very thinking about like what is the music that will keep people engaged the longest because more engagement leads to more data. Yes it all comes down to data streaming services. They don't really think of the product that they're offering to consumers of their platforms as music F This situation of spotify. The product is more the recommendations or as they like to explain it like you know they think of themselves as a platform for music for every mood and moment and also had a lot to third their advertising because one music is commodified and packaged this way. It's easier to pair music with advertisements. So there's been like a big paradigm shift in music where a big way that music is consumed now is more through things like your dinner playlist or your chill playlist or a study playlist. So it's facilitated a rise of passive music or music that is unobtrusive and also will generate the most dream so music that you wouldn't turn off for any reason so you mean instead of me deciding. Who's the artist that I want to listen to right now while I'm having my dinner I cook on? I put on something like you know. Some playlets has been generated about relaxed music with friends or something. And I'm less likely to become sort of wallpaper in a way I guess exactly so it's created this moment where music listeners using platforms like spotify are less likely to say. Oh I've been really to listen to this new album by this artists that I really like are more likely to say oh. Let me look up like a barbecue playlist or a mellow dinner. Leyla or chill vibes or something like that. So how does that affect? What kind of music gets produced and promoted on the major streaming platforms It's become really clear that there are certain types of music that does well in this environment which is music that does well on playlists and mood and activity playlist in particular One thing I've written about is this concept of extreme bait or spotify core which is sort of like a specific genre of music that has become very popular in the streaming era which is very like chill pop music. Like you said sort of like emotional wallpaper is one way I. It has been described to me over the years. Yeah you've written that it's in advertisers. Best interests at spotify stays background experience. So can you connect the dots there? How how do advertisers? In particular benefit from this the prevalence of mood playlists on spotify has led to them sort of in their advertising and branch and marketing firm facing part of their company called spotify for brands. They celebrate their ability for advertisers to target their advertisements by and they also have been partner partnering with Wpp which is the world's largest holding company for advertising NPR agencies and it's a multi year partnership In which spotify Gives that conglomerate unprecedented access to spotify mood data specifically so in addition to you know on their on their own platform giving advertisers access to this data. And we're target advertisements also have been taking that data and selling it to of their massive corporations as well. Can we talk about The communities that form around artists artists or music genres. I mean does streaming. Do you have any effect on music? Fandom yeah absolutely I the main one being some of the dynamics that we talked about earlier and the ways that music is flattened into more of a background experience. I think that in of itself has a lot of impacts on music fandom and the fact that someone could open a playlist and and listened to the whole play lasted it might not really stick with them like exactly who they were listening to I think creates an environment where people become fans more of play less than particular artis. I also think that you know there's something that has happened in streaming era with independent music Or like I said what has been commonly referred to as independent music where streaming services like actually. Try to really sell themselves as friendly to independent musicians but in doing so or rooted what the concept of independence in music means like at all. So there's been a sort of ongoing conversation in various different music communities about this concept of interdependence music instead of independent music because independent music has always been so much about community and the sort of model of the streaming era is very much like a staunchly individualistic Approach that you don't need a label. You don't need like a team of people around you. It can just be you know musicians in their bedrooms making music with spotify for artists APP And in some ways obviously there are obviously positive outcomes from that but the ways in which This approach to building a career. We music is so like individualistic. Has Been impactful on what? It means for music. Independent in general There's a long history of technology changing the way that music is written and produced. You can think about you know the rise the three minute song the change of having with LP's the Walkman and headphone listening promoting closer. Mike vocals can you describe some of the changes in composition that are brought about by streaming? They're like several different trends. That have emerged in pop music and the streaming era and some of them are very much like meant tip Hook your attention right away. The first thirty seconds. Whether there's you know the chorus as the first thing you hear a very quick hook like right away and some of the trends of the streaming era on pop music have almost had the opposite effect. Where it's you know music. That doesn't really want you to pay attention at all and doesn't want you to click skip and doesn't want you to stop what you're doing to to change the song the trends of the streaming era largely tied to attention in in both ways. You know whether it is music. That really wants to hold your attention or music. That doesn't want you to really pay attention at all Liz thanks so much for your insights on this no problem Liz. Pelly is a writer based in New York. From that spark archives twenty seventeen. My name is Paul. Smith Ski Formerly Director of Digital at universal music in the UK boss board into the future. Do come a time where my music choice will know that. I'm in the car. You're going to be in the car for an hour that the weather's very nice and it's Monday usually on Monday. I listen to acoustic tracks or something and it will deliver a playlist for me as completely can text. You can lead focused on. You're listening spark sparks from your friends at CBC Radio. Think of a vinyl record. Take it out of the sleeve. Put It on the record player. Choose the side with your favorite song. Maybe you remember the day you found this album while flipping through records in a milk crate at the store. Maybe the record has a scratch that makes it skipped at a certain spot. You know this because you start to anticipate it when the song gets to a certain point that feeling of attachment you have about that record or to any object that caused you to think of it as yours is what's called psychological ownership. You can feel psychological ownership over things you legally owned like a vinyl record you bought but also over things you've come to think of as yours for example your desk at work but what happens when we don't have physical objects to help us experience this feeling. That's kind of problematic for from us. Extreme especially for maybe individuals on the Iran gold flake maidment and interested. Music is because Kennedy motionless aspect of identity aspects of it stories. No kind of ownership. So you have to look for maybe ownership in different ways. Let's garrison clear. He's a lecture rid. Dublin City University and Studied House. Dreaming has affected our relationship with music as listeners psychological ownership reemergence because of that I suppose the digital world that we live in where we got that material relationship that we may be one tied with vinyl and CD collections. Like so you can see the data. Vinyl was kind of dismissed. The resource environment with this. Mesa's fired a few years ago. But it's been fifteen years now of consistent growth. I think it's crawling way. Over two hundred percent in the last like ten years and like not can be seen as a as a reaction to the kind of the kind of materialization of music products and with with the dominance of shaming. But you'll also say anything thing we found was that the younger people especially nineteen eight. Who's GonNa Young adults blotter? Identity tight open. Years is that they look for kind of different material objects in which to express dot type of that kind of music. Anthony Sodas a big emphasis on say like earphones for example which a classic on the last figures huge money being spent on them. Here's marketplace an also link things like speakers and whatnot Tila kind of maybe back desire for materiality kind of Fam- I suppose finds itself in order places apart from the actual literal music products itself. I mean a record collection is the sort of highly curated version of your taste in music. You can think about how looking at somebody's music collection was kind of a common dating ritual for example. But now you can just kind of make you're listening profile public or you can share links to your favorite tracks on social media. So how has that changed? How much importance we place on Kinda music taste in that. That curatorial aspect. So that's good question actually. It's pretty hard to kind of show taste. And that's a maybe dot and again just kind of spreads able to different areas so it won't be more about the events that you go to live gigs. You know a lot of people we talked. That's under main social media. Is You know a patriot. Our instagram damping navigate record collection. You know there's more emphasis on that Lloyd experienced and maybe not the actual music product right. So I was thinking this limits your ability to be a music snob but maybe it just transfers the music snobbery to to the live venue rather than the record collection translates earphones speakers. And as you know. Don't worry you'll find a way to be believing like you notice. Some people are very well known you know in terms of Like design different types of playlists attempts like discovering recommend. New Music is kind of the operates until I suppose the Stream and obligations to degree emphasis on down especially kind of like well known musicians on what music they recommend in the commercial interests. Stand kind of get behind on nine as a cultural into meter even said it's difficult to to take it seriously. Sometimes yeah I mean streaming does make it much easier to discover new music. I find that my own life anyway. You can skip through tracks. You don't have to buy the whole album you don't even have to commit to downloading the MP three file so does that affect our sense of attachment to an album or even to an artist that ease. That's that's GONNA BE INTERESTING QUESTION. We've been exploring. The last few years is that is that level of engagement like just to go back to save boy vinyl or CD like even if you're seething now I don't know what it's like. Toronto quite expansive in indo-pak. You're talking maybe twenty zero to buy a CD Teenager would be the same. You buy a CD so at twenty euros a lot of money to teenager you might work part time job. You get that album and he listened to the fourth song. If you don't like the four song you're still gonNA commit to that album. Give it a chance if it's experimental because you're after spending twenty euro on it so of actual physical financially investment but then that often leads emotional investment whereas witne music streaming if By voicestream. Now if I don't like that forced even before couple of seconds on like well the whole World Universe. I can skip Best what happens now not GONNA change the Nonthaburi. Music is made to the average land like an introduction in Amazon as as reduced drastically impact. That's obviously today with people's attention spans the choice. That was out there. You know so. It changes the engagement. Not Sense one sense. That's how that works in terms of actual music product. Boy People another way that changes people's engagement dot. Well we've seen. I think the most interesting thing we found is Arab. People are starting to use music in a way kind of more functional way as opposed to an emotional way and in their everyday lives. Is Donna caused so much access to music? And because it's curated and segmented in various different ways that are useful for different asks dots. He not playlist for the James playlists for working that actually turns music into kind of almost like a bit of a tool to get us through today for different tasks for different moods. We want to achieve. Which is kind of completely separate from Mike while lottery sexual except which is like you know the maybe tomorrow. Romantic kind of characteristics of music that we think about like dot com emotional experience that we get so that way. I know that participants in your study reported using music streaming platforms to manage their moods and their daily routines which you alluded to. Can you can explain how they did that. Kind of gave us a rundown of you know the length of time they odds as this into music and when and where they were and got so we started on covert like. It wasn't the same for everyone people. You'd have certain individuals who will be incredibly structured around different music players that construction site for example we hide We have participants who had a different playlist for earning as opposed Behind her over. You know sell like we'll be back in a moment more low key. Us making music in a very functional way big implications for work retail like music and always going to be newest factory floors and things like that. And you know there's always a radio and offices and what apple Where it becomes different restraint in his diets more individualized so you know. Keep up the opportunity to have access to this. It's not just listening to the top forty on the radio in Sam it go. I need to get psyched for this meeting. Or I need to kind of 'em you know unwind and relax after a long day. I need to just get myself motivated for Whatever like the actual function is that combs radio comes ready functional and I suppose what happens is a lot of people to. It's definitely a link. Between the more that was concealed in the more structured that was the actual 'em quality relationship Kinda diminished illegal. If you're essentially using it is an awesome functional APP rod it I want. It is and what it's supposed to be you know. Yeah I mean you mentioned your study. That background listening is is starting to replace dedicated listening particularly with streaming. Why do you think that's happening? And the way uses individual's background law as I am. You know that's see like the likes of like Amp like white noise. Playlists on spotify are huge. In terms of numbers. People are listening to when they go sleep. You know like this kind of rain and things like that and it becomes the greatest kind of emotional wallpaper. You know. It's just that there's so much there that you can. You can kind of construct your everyday life like around a true true true use of you know. Yeah it's quite interesting Giving you these examples this is not like everyone. Everyone kind of lands to to use the same. Like in different ways in the laws of people figuring out what works works for them like the background is as an example that's Kind of industry has kind of come about narrow in retail because of a Dada driven music. Consumption is now because we have all the figures on on a different age groups. Listen to end when they listen to end the different demographics that these individuals have like you can bring niantic retail sentences and you bring out into like for brands who are looking to match. You Know Dare. Their business offering their retail zander. Brian with like the music tastes of of the individual that they want to interact with Aid Segment that they want to interact with. That's that's become in the business and not just in terms of like renege to those individuals putting himself and I suppose connect them with them even subconsciously. When you're shopping in particular you know establishment wherever that is But do you think that I mean as we come to think of our music has so personalized in terms of like what we listened to when we're doing vacuuming or whatever do you think. There's a risk for brands. In that sense I mean I already fund by go into a store and they're playing music that I don't like find extremely irritating and really a big turn off. Do you think. There's a a risk for brands in that year. Will expose their twenty. That risk is always there you know. But they're trying to would continue. What day days is kind of like eliminate that to degrade savory mount but what you continue as you've you're like a you know Abercrombie or something like that you like? They're tired America's Kobe southbound head is probably going to be people in their twenties teenagers. You know and you have an idea. Then of say. The average the average like twenty year olds from overclass middle-class background is likely to listen to figure actually developing a collective gas always of individual likely to be listened to then get more precise. Because what have you might actually literally have real time data on what people in your shop. Listen to is. The technology develops what like why people have been unaware of new environments. Because they're afraid people are sense that the new environment around hostile it's a real threat to their whole existence is always made up the old or rather what people see in the new is always the old thing the rear view mirror the future of the future the president and this is something that people are terrified. I'm Nora Younis's spark today we're talking about how streaming has changed the way we make and listen to music right now. My guest is Gary Sinclair. He Co authored. A study called psychological ownership and music streaming consumption. It looks at how we engage with music now that many of us subscribed to streaming services rather than buying albums platforms like spotify or even Youtube. Reflect our own listening habits back to us through the playlist recommendations and and the way they surface frequently played. Artists are frequently played songs. So how does that personalization affect the way we consume music? Different experiences of that so many individuals are very into what the Algorithm Recommends Fordham? And get great pleasure out of like tegas. Covert new bonds because those recommendations in seed I was very good and then we kind of an even split them we have sown participants taint got the algorithms got a clue without individual tastes. They won't listen to say to discover weekly. They won't listen to the daily makes his so go find new music under own term Soda. It's it's it's very hard to see. The impact of where exposes concern. Is that at what happens when national interests takeover. These plays you know where. Say maybe record labels or you say particular artists are paid for for play. The show opens rights to show. Everything's so the question ends Alaska's it's really individualized or is it kind of commercial pressures are influencing. But then at the same time you can take commercial interests interests in this sense of always being influenced mobilization radio or TV. Or you know it's interesting to see what comes out like I kind of find with his younger people interviewed. Maybe that's Kinda reflective stay seemed to be great at navigating pointed new music on individualized into their own tastes not sense biting. That could be designating in general regardless technology. Just maybe have more time and maybe you're just gonNA more enthusiastic Music than maybe you ever music. In general music plays a much more central role in our in our lives and our identity formation and so forth. When we're younger for sure so that we've talked about how you know. We have this feeling of ownership may be but we don't really own things. I mean one day your favorite artists and all of their works can banished from From the service if the licensing agreement changes for example. And there's nothing you can do about it. So how are people in your study affected by this lack of control over their music choices or were they even aware of it really most of them with knowledge that they actually don't own you know and like interestingly if they have like illegally downloaded music argues tunes to download music? They've found that they owned it even though actually for the licensing agreement Freud. Gmc never really a hundred percent own you know and it also is a digital file and get kind of have the acceptance of it and it's kind of I suppose it's kind of a way taken back like even when we asked participants how you remembered for issues spotify most of them kind for member. It's like something that's always being around. It's like asking the window. I watch television or something like that. And that's remarkable for something that's for most people. It's only about six or seven years old reading like this kind of presumption that's all the places. They won't go anywhere. I don't know if you Segmented its way but did you notice any difference in your studies by Age. Like we're we're people who had grown up in an age of ownership physical media. Do they have different? Approaches to discovery or different senses of Attachment to ownership than younger people generally speaking on the older dissidents More of a problem In terms of making their their main way of listening to music and it was almost as if like this sense of McShane probably too strong a word kind of it didn't sit right with the even though like they used the APP and they know it's all the features utilitarian aspects of tastic and pay still failed like that so mail listen to it on a CD or was was better close on a positive sense. You know like a lot of talk about topics like this like Sam downstream in saying that kind of a bad team like it's not necessarily go to our by paying this code and by aspects to has evolved. Jonah's highs evolved in our sense of like you know what Pop Music. Watch ROCK MUSIC. Because there's such variety there mackay have so how such easy access to the amount of music is is is is very like am as big societal implications in terms of like you know access to art and the ability of like you know people who come from working class backgrounds to access what maybe wouldn't be access before and to encourage on creativity and not sense so there's all sorts of implications in your study participants Suggested they had the sense of loyalty to specific streaming platforms Partly because they were familiar with the interface. Do you think that kind of loyalty to a platform could replace the loyalty to specific artists or specific labels problem Toyland and Apple Music? Kyw's is that it's kind of like social media. Is that like this kind of psychological ownership aspects of homes in. If you've spent all this kind of like what we call a psychic energy energy scientists you know is the time and efforts and maybe emotional investments in terms of categories. And all your music get into an Audi interface works teaser interface. And all your friends around here familiar. You know maybe using their platforms of your in their home and things like that like. That's that's a lot of effort that's gone into that so actually get someone to move from one platform to another is incredibly hard though. It's like it's loyalty but like it's not loyalty in the sense that you know you have that emotional connection you have with an artist you know. Make Loyalty and I sense. It's like well. It's too much hassle for me to to change. You know I think that's Kinda defeated that we get Gary thanks so much for your insights on this. Gary Sinclair is a lecturer in marketing at Dublin City University as LP's and radio play and CDs have done in the past streaming is now changing the actual sound of music tracks. Shorter new albums are starting to sound more. Like playlists. Song structure changes to keep listeners from tapping that skip button. I think streaming has changed the way that I consume. Which I'm sure has definitely changed the way I create going with the flow and creating for the stream coming up next. How do you take down criminal network hidden in the shadows? I tell him that. I know that they're the ones who are running the largest child abuse website on the dark net the journalists working to expose the darkest corners of the Internet. That's your playroom for. That's your baby's clothes. That's my house. Police who hunt down online predators. Do we create the environment that they're using. No we didn't we didn't make it. They made hunting. Moorhead subscribe. Wherever you get your podcasts young this has sparked the Juno awards are coming up here in Canada. So today we're talking all about music specifically how streaming has changed the way we listen to music and how music is made now. Sure a lot of people still download albums to own or hacked by vinyl but overall streaming has surpassed album sales as our preferred listening format. We're talking billions of streams as music listeners. Streaming can be a pretty sweet situation we have entire discography of our favorite artists right at our fingertips can go to our personalized playlists and listen to new music. Algorithms have uncovered for US. We can find a soundtrack to match any mood or activity from songs to sing in the shower too. Beats to think too and strings for sleeping it can feel kind of magical but our music creators seeing the same benefits. We raised so quickly to what's best for consumers that we've forgotten what's best for artists. I'm Holland and I'm an artist. And a record label owner and a music festival. Founder Miranda is a fiddle player and singer whose toured and recorded with the likes of Jim cuddy Great Lake swimmers them hones and many more. Her Solo album by appointment chance is nominated for a juno this year in the traditional roots album of the year category. You're getting better right now. Brenda's also the chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council. A passionate artist advocate. She's been sounding the alarm about the growing gap between the value of what artists create and the money. They get from it. You know. It's been the whole pros and cons. I mean there's there's kind of that incredible world that we have now are people can find you. I mean you're out there but you're also out there with more music than there has ever been in the history of the world of all time So that's creating some new challenges so obviously discovery is a problem but again Musicians have always been at the forefront of change and And so we're not technology adverse But I think there's that middle middle time when as things develop and move forward that things will sort of rebalance and realign so I guess we're sort of in that middle part right now and And I'm trying to work towards things that will help everyone. I mean a lot of people may not realize that. Unless you're a really big music star you're probably not making very much money at all from streaming services. Can you talk a bit about the economics of streaming from the artist's perspective? Yeah to your point about Whether you're the one of the big stars Just for context a ninety nine percent of all streamed music in the world is actually only one percent of the top ten so that's one percent that's left for the rest of the music in the world which is sort of mind boggling in baffling and It's hard to get your head around and the streaming model at least at the moment is based on market share model. So if you are drake drake and I put out An album in the same month drake actually makes more per stream than I would. Because it's just a larger market share but the problem with that too. Is that your your recommended by all these algorithms based on your popularity so the more you're stream the more you recommended therefore the more the larger part of the of the market share so there that's another talent and the economics of things So it's not just the drake making more money because more people are streaming it. Is that the the rate which he would be making. Money is right and there's other factors that That have to do with what you get paid for per stream Which has to do with which country it's in so then you. If you're a streamed in India which is a newer market. It's less per stream. Also if people subscribe to a service then the artists makes more money based on a stream than if you're using the free tier which is the target. Yeah By album used to be. You know a great way of showing you support an artist right What can we do to support musicians more effectively in the streaming age well? There's some really simple things to do. That are actually free for consumers. It's very easy to write reviews to add your favorite music to playlists that you make on your own adding bands to bands that you follow following your favorite bands You know but I I guess another thing that I think has been lost. A little bit is some and you know I'm I'm thirty nine so I kind of span that generation of growing up with mix tapes and then into streaming when I was in my twenties but The person in school who always had the best season music and found these great songs and new stuff and could compile them for you and That sort of anr kind of Curate curator thing you know and I feel as we've sort of missed out a little bit on that in this new digital streaming service Climbing because you sort of put on a playlist you WanNa mood and then you kind of forget about it but one thing I think might be kind of neat just as a as an experiment as consumers would be to sort of stop and check what band things are if something catches your ear really go and look and find out what that is and then maybe dip into their catalog go back in and here you know I. I've had some From my bands that I've been in I've had some songs on playlists. Then you get a huge spike with one but you. You don't see the follow through that somebody went and listened to all the other songs and there's there's a rise and everything else so. I think it's just sort of also just educating audiences is how to be curator's again I mean I must say that I find in my own habits. It's vastly increased the discover ability factor for me. But at the same time I find. There's a laziness factor to it as well is very easy just to rely on somebody else's playlist or just to even do what's come up is like here your daily things that you listen to all the time kind of thing. It's just so easy to give over that curatorial function to to the algorithm. Yeah I mean it is really great that there's platforms that have this that ability and that can suggest things for you that you will you know actually like But you know there's a lot of ways at the platforms can conserve the artists better. And they're making moves towards that Which has been really in my opinion. I mean I'm an optimist but in my opinion seeing some of the things that spotify has been doing the apple music. Spend doing specifically Amazon I don't know if you've seen this on Amazon prime but when you're watching a TV show you can kind of hover over the screen and you can see every imdb of each actor. Who's in that scene? And then what Song? That isn't where to find the song I mean. I'm so addicted to this. Now that I do it on any kind of any kind of APP just to see And that's a real benefit. Because if you hear a great song and you hover over and you see the band and then you can go follow that band and make sure that senior catalog That's a huge tool and that's just metadata that's just The Algorithms or sorry the platforms understanding that. That's an important feature. Are there other signs of hope for Optimism Donna? There yeah I mean so spotify. I was one of the first to sort of do the back end for artists that you can. You can go in and see who's playing your music and What playlist it's being added on and where in the world You know it's being listened to I mean practically that's it's pretty great but For artists to sort of get get a sense. You know even if you have fifty are people listening in Japan. It's not as if you can plant a tour and then spend the money to go get a could do that but but it is really good. thing that they've done. I'm apples actually Done something. They're they're going even further. I think apple has been one of the most responsible Platforms. They have They've made legal downloads. So what they're trying to do is make sure that you know if you watch them on Youtube which I don't encourage you to do. You might get a version that doesn't sound as good or might be Might be Corrupted in some way it's going back to when Napster was around you know and you might download something from Lima wire but you might not necessarily get the best quality version or the right version. But what apple is trying to do is make sure that you have the version. That has the liner notes. That the song lyrics and they're the correct song lyrics. Not just the ones you might find online So really just sort of the verified song And I really think that responsibility is a really positive thing. Yeah I know that you've been involved in doing Advocacy work around getting fair. Compensation for artists specifically in the streaming age. Can you tell me a little bit more about that work? Yeah I'm really excited about this. And I sort of surfaced about three years ago When I made a speech at the Economic Club of Canada Just talking about the realities of being a musician in this in this day and age of you know I. I'm I'm by no means famous at all but I am sort of famous. Jason and I've played on a lot of albums Over the years and TV shows and all kinds of things. And I just wasn't seeing the same remuneration that some people who've done the exact same thing as me Twenty years earlier you know they. They weren't houses and I don't so So one thing that I was starting to feel like. Oh maybe this is just me. Maybe I'm a terrible musician but then you know I have all these other things. But I've played his records on. I then my been an juno nominated fans and what yeah so Understanding that the framework is broken. Has Really helped me and as soon as I started realizing how and why and talking about it and talking to other artists about it. I think I started hearing the exact same story. I mean it's A. It's hard to admit that you're not doing that. Well you know An is a lot of pride that goes along with that it's sort of an erosion of pride. I should say So anyway yeah going going into the this way. I tried to find levers that the government can do things that you know that industry people can do. Artists can do and also fans can do to try to change the way that we're talking about these things and also make change in Again in government and in policy. Yeah let speech you gave was in a two thousand seventeen. Have things changed at all since then? We'll the have I've seen the needle move Which has been quite amazing Do we bruce. And WHO's Mp for Danforth here She She's incredible. She was at my speech and it sort of ignited her. She became the chair of the Heritage Committee that did the That put out a report called shifting paradigms last year and they you know they interviewed so many people from all around the stakeholder table And they heard from a lot of creators a lot of trade organizations you know the performer groups. You know everyone really who had a stake in the game And they came up with this great report. The re the recommendations in the report are excellent and in fact. I was speaking in Cannes at me. Damn which is a big music conference that week when the report came out and they were so much excitement about Canada and about being leaders in this space from that report So if we could really you know I think the government should really take that seriously and implement some of those changes. The shifting paradigms report is part of a bigger international movement the goal is to update the existing copyright laws to reflect the new realities of musicians work in the streaming age some of the recommendations from the report call for more government regulation of streaming services and a review of payment systems from these services in the US The Music Modernization Act which was signed into law in two thousand eighteen made it easier for rights holders to get paid for each online stream. All these changes help put more money into the pockets of creators. But what about the other less tangible effects right now? My guest is twenty twenty Juno nominee Miranda Mulholland. I mean there's obviously the practical side of making a living and being able to be sustainable as an artist. But then there's sort of the emotional side too. I mean it really takes a lot to kind of put yourself out there like is it hard on people self esteem that they're not. You know making much money doing this. Yeah it's I definitely think we're losing a generation of songwriters because Not only is it hard just to not feel that what you're doing is worthy In whatever you're doing you know that's really important but also it's hard to sort of see yourself still as an artist with all of the mystique that that comes with that you know there's so many stereotypes of what artists means and you know all sorts of floating in the all the things that you think of immediately when someone says you're an artist But to kind of keep that up and try to be creative when you also have a side hustle or another job that you really have to do and and again with social media and digital age There's so much time consuming work that needs to be done just to keep in the game. You know just to have people reminded that you're out there when there's you know more music again than there ever has been in the history of the world so it it is a grind and. I'm certainly seeing from a lot of my artist. Friends that that that's been taken taking the stuffing out of them Yeah I mean just on that point about the promotion side of things a lot of people that I know who are musicians are also pretty introverted. People people who love to spend the whole day in a studio with you know with their instrument or whatever and You know you wonder to what extent it's just hard on people to keep doing the social media grind all the time. Yeah I mean I think a lot of ways that you know Black Mirror has some things right where we're going just because of that and that and that drain. I mean I just personally I had This amazing opportunity again. I feel very privileged to be able to to have done this but I made an album in the English countryside Because I was I was there sitting because I knew this promoter who was going away on a holiday and I thought well I'll go over and I'll just stay there and I ended up making album. One of the best parts about being there and having that space was being able to go for long walks and and have that time and let the fields replenish. You know because I was feeling pretty drained Not only from the advocacy work and kind of going around the world talking about how musicians don't make money But also from playing and performing on so many other people's records so I really needed to take the time and you know unfortunately that's not an option for everyone Do you have a sense of how sustainable being a musician is in Canada as compared to other countries fortunately in Canada? We do have a great granting system Again there are flaws here but I think that's wonderful and I and I really people were also the envy I think of a lot of different countries because we do have these these systems in place But you know here's the thing I would prefer to not just ask for handouts. I mean not that. Grants are handled. You earn them and you earn them with your reputation and the work that you've done before absolutely but I think musicians want and deserve a functioning marketplace. So if you if you stream something on you to you know. The band's not making anything they're making one twentieth of what they would make if you streamed on spotify And that's really taking the all the water out of the bathtub then you know the platforms. Who are trying to do it right. they have someone over there given away for free and then as artists. You're kind of stuck because you need. You need your stuff up there again you WANNA be discoverable And you WANNA be able to work in this market but you have absolutely no leverage you mentioned spotify in their pro rata format for for payment meaning that they take their distributable revenue and divided up proportionately depending on the popularity of trucks. Are there better alternatives for streaming payouts? Yeah it's being explored right now And again I again back to my optimism but I feel as though we are in that sort of shifting place and I think we just have to be really conscious of where we're where we're heading with it but I do think there are better ways we just don't know them yet Deesor in France is actually going through another test. Run of a different project which is where they will pay Directly the artist. Who People listen to you so if you stream my album then. I would get exactly that right to me and that and so. They're testing that out but that also comes with other problems and then You know other sort of philosophical problems because what happens when you get to the end of my album. Where do you go? Yeah because that if they next artists that you're gonNA stream gets the money. How is how will be recommended to you right? So there are a whole other. There's a whole other raft of of maybe of questions that need to be asked and I think that having the questions is probably the first step towards getting a better system has streaming changed your creative process at all. I think streaming has changed the way that I consume which I'm sure has definitely changed the way I create sure absolutely. I really believe in listening to hell. Them's from beginning to end. And I believe in creating albums from beginning to end My newest record with my man Harold Fair. It's coming on in April and it's you know it's A. We've tried to make a work. That says something altogether but at the same time realizing that probably most people aren't gonNA listen to it in the order that we've lovingly chosen. I wish people knew how much time to spend sequencing their albums because the thought and all the things that go into it like key relationships the relationships repairing the listener for the next song. It's it's a work of art but Yes we definitely had to think about that Just listen okay. We'll we'll this catch someone's year if it comes up in a playlist Yuck because I've heard of cases where are starting to for example really really focus on the very beginning of the track because so easy to just click pants if you don't catch somebody immediately or even people making albums of many many many short tracks because we tend to go through these things where you just let it go and just and that increases the amount that they're streaming. Yes have you just anecdotally heard of people doing? Yeah Oh absolutely yeah. Yeah having that year candy right off the top definitely but then you know other things. I mean. I made my album. I made an English countryside You know it was so low key and I just I thought well I'm going to put this out exactly the way I wanna do it sort of from my dad and I I really wanted it to be personal and I started and ended it with Birdsong that I taped off my on my phone in the garden Which is exactly what not to do. You know because that's GonNa come up randomly somewhere in the middle of some track. But at the same time I was nominated for Junos so again who knows you might find a niche market in the burden community. That's actually looking for that right. So you have kind of a unique perspective on the issue of streaming and revenue Because you're recording artist but you also own your own record label A lot of music industry media coverage says at spotify wants to replace labels. Do you think that's the case? Well I we. We've seen this happen with net flicks so obviously Netflix was the place to go and then. Netflix started producing their own content. And that's been the most recommended content. You know if you go to net flix. You're not getting other people's work right off the top are you. You're getting what they want you to see that they have spent money on and developed so You know I imagine that that will definitely Take over but then look what's happened. There's been so many Other competitions that have come up and for net flicks and for our dollars that are that who has the best streaming service. And I really feel like that's where you know the Amazon prime. Who's actually trying to do something interesting with the metadata like having the IMDB on the side and having the songs that are played in each scene. Um You know they could really succeed and be more user friendly but also more responsible. Yeah our record labels faring better than artisans new well record labels have a benefit of having back catalogs so you know people around my parents age who they have music that they love and they're going to go into the rolling stones and the Beatles and they're gonNA stream them and that's what they listen to you Well you know. That's that's there they Record labels have these huge cadillacs and back of all of these classic classic albums so that's great because they're getting more money Which is awesome. They're there refilling their cups. And hopefully they're investing in young artists because we had such a dip. They weren't able to invest in young artists for a long time. And now you know. Now they are. I think I just saw a stat. That Warner has invested in some quite amazing. You know double the amount of artists in the last year or something which is which is good. You know it's great to see that but for independent artists again. I think it's this leverage idea because we can't really go to a spotify into an apple. Say we want more per stream? Yes because they can say well. They're giving it away for free over there so I mean that's that's that's difficult for sure So we're in the lead up to the Junos people are thinking about music and Canadian music. If there's a piece of homework you could ask people to do to help support artists. What would you suggest I think trying to be more conscious as a consumer about the time and effort that it takes to to put that thing that you've just sort of put on in the background To put that out into the world and and maybe you know maybe have a little dig around and find a new one new band a week. You tell your friend about one new song. Send your friend. A Song The personnel though the personality that I remember getting from each mix tape and what that meant to me You know I think I think we could kind of rechannel that If everyone sent he told a friend or send someone a song or or did something. I know. That sounds a little hokey. But I think I think it's about changing the mindset of consumer and being less passive and being much more active And that can just be simple simple gesture that might become habit Moreno. Thanks so much for talking to us on. Good luck of the tune-ups thank you. Thanks for having me. Random Holland is an artist and owner of the label roaring girl records album by appointment or chance. Which you're hearing a bit of right now is nominated for a juno this year in the traditional roots album of the year category. You've been listening to spark the show was made by Michelle Parisi. Adam Killick Sarafina and me Nora Young and by Liz Pelly Gary Sinclair Miranda Mulholland and from the spark archives. Twenty seventeen interview with pulse. Moore Nikki go to CBC DOT CA slash spark to subscribe to the podcast or download. The free see listen APP and you can find us on facebook and twitter where we are sparks. Cbc I'm nor young talk going with the flow and creating for the St for more. Cbc PODCASTS GO TO CBC DOT CA slash podcasts.

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Flex Space Focus  Dublin

The Office Providers Talking Office Space and Flexible Workspace

14:23 min | 5 months ago

Flex Space Focus Dublin

"Series of episodes will highlight some of the flexible workspace options. In a particular location they will contain descriptions of some of the service offices managed offices and co working space options available in that location. Each episode will contain descriptions three randomly selected flexible workspaces and further information on those and others will be signposted in the episode notes. We hope they helpful. Hi welcome to another flex. Space focus episode. This episode is focused on dublin. I'm we will be looking at six properties that are located in various locations throughout the city. the flexible workspace is are located in dublin's docklands in swords blackrock the d. two district in dublin city centre and larry in county dublin Future episodes will focus on other flex space options in dublin so dublin landings north dublin. Docklands they one. This is a stunning six-storey state of the art office. Space campus in the docklands area dublin. The campus provides some of the best flexible office in co working space in the city catering for entrepreneurs startups and companies of all sizes. Dublin landings provides private service offices and co working space with both dedicated desks and hot desks. The pet friendly building has some of the best facilities in dublin with a wellness room for meditation prayer or nursing mothers a games room and a limited coffee and fruit water to power. You through the day. There is also some great outdoor space to including roof deck for when you need to take a breather and taking the views of the grand canal. Dock you business is fully supported here with printing facilities and an onsite team to provide personalised support There are also Event spaces in which you can host a networking event pitch luanch. Dublin landings has its own community manager ensuring a full schedule of social at networking events. Lectures workshops and other events that you may wish to partake in high profile office occupiers in close proximity include p. Wc credit suisse. And not so you will be in great company spence adult the point and docklands metro stations are just a few minutes away and shops and eateries like bar and solid box very close by to if you drive there is called talking at the property and there is an e 'cause charging station just a few minutes away from the building the results so rich and showers of the property. Should you wish to use your own steam to get to work. This flex base is provided by. We work skybridge house in north swords. If you're searching for temporary office space near dublin apples or a private office longer-term than skybridge house at the airport in north swords could be the perfect solution located next to terminal one of this vibrant international hub. The workspace sensor provides private service office space co working spaces as well as virtual offices and meeting room facilities. Many multinational corporations have a presence in islands capital city so this property at the airport is a popular choice with companies that have its workforce and clients flying in and out of the country. What makes this flex space center at dublin. Airport so popular features often mentioned by clients. Are the business lounge facilities which make a welcome alternative to the airport. Lounges the meeting room and conferencing facilities the shower facilities and these secure underground car. Parking often mentioned also are the excellent transport infrastructure and connectivity due to being located next to an international airport the flexible workspaces at this property are provided by regis anglesey house at carrots. Fort avenue blackrock. Which is dublin. A ninety four so uncle see house is abusively. Refurbish commercial property positioned on a peaceful leafy avenue and bought crock village in south dublin. The commercial property provides twenty-five contemporary service office suites with capacities for one desk. Up to twenty desks popular features of this blackrock business center is the lockable private offices. The drop in workspace the fully stocked kitchens and the highly experienced and friendly staff. Anglesey house is just a few moments walk from the vibrant blackrock village. Where menotti's such as cafe java lead pass. These banks has salons yoga studios and post offices can be found as well as many others. Even closer is the for scotty. Shopping center where retailers such as marks and. Spencers and denims can be found. So what off the transport links like for this flexible office in blackrock if travelling from dublin by car travel south on the marian road which becomes road blackrock park will be on your left. Then bear left onto main street and blackrock village blackrock shopping center will be on your right at the second set of traffic lights. Soon right onto carris ford's if travelling from dublin dobbs had southbound towards the leary to a black workstation exit the station i'm walk through the village and then up charissa avenue and the house is on your right hand. Side of flexible workspace in a black rock is provided by office. Suites club fitzwilliam place dublin to this Converted georgian townhouse provides elegant and contemporary workspace in the heart of the two with a thriving yet relaxed atmosphere. Your business can really thrive here office spaces for ran within the property range in sizes shapes providing two person offices up to suites for twenty five team members popular with entrepreneurs start ups and assamese this business ecosystem within the property is quite unique features that are popular with yawkey pious Include the private phone boots. The uniquely designed common areas the reception services the onsite facilities management team. The bicycle storage shower facilities and the on demand espresso coffee to help them. Power through the day high profile neighbors of this commercial property include the medical council and lincoln who have their e mia head office Just around the corner. amenities on the doorstep. Include copy shops restaurants Retail and fitness and there are green areas such as marian square and saint stephen's green justice a short stroll away. So what are the transport links like for these flexible offices. On fitzwilliam place well transport links are excellent here This premium business center is just six minutes from grand canal train station. Eight minutes from charles lewis station a thirteen minutes. Walk to the closest echoed. Stop the one four. Five bus to houston train station is on the doorstep. On bus routes can be picked up on listen streets just around the corner and the dublin bike crack adjacent to the building to this premium. Flexible workspace is provided by and operated by glendower. Windmill lane suggestions. Key this flexible workspace. Silicon docks is within a re purposed warehouse on surgeons k. and provides a wide range of flex space solutions whether you require floating desks private office suite or an entire floor of office space. This commercial property will provide the perfect solution with an abundance of meaning. He's and excellent transport links on the doorstep you will team will be able to thrive in this building of the features that will impress will be the private work boots the fully stocked kitchens breakfast and coffee or was laid on and ping pong tables and beer on tap for the wind down periods serviced office. Suites are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and a rule fully furnished and available on a flexible terms both dedicated desks and floating desks in a in a range of uniquely designed shed co working spaces are available at this flex pay sensor to so whether you're a solar team seeking startup space grubbing sme or an established corporate seeking office space solutions. This property will provide the perfect workspace solution. Also if you'd like to discuss a custom build of a floor or wing please just get in touch and we will connect you with the friendly. Fit out team at soho works. So these affleck's base options are provided and managed by iconic offices marine road delivery if you looking rent flexible of space and delivery in south county dublin. Then this flexible workspace center provides a wide range of office space solutions with whether you're looking for startup off his face temporary rental or longer term work place solutions. These service offices. And larry require no deposit onto are available on flexible. Easy in and easy out terms the licensing terms are flexible. Meaning the ican expand and contract your office space footprints in line with your businesses. Changing needs to this is a high end. Business sensor and this is a parents with the ultra-modern fits out and finishings and also certain touches like the key. Lewis fingerprints entry system that allows for twenty four seven access of the popular features if this office space are the super fast broadband throughout and the sun terrace which also hats super fast wifi this flex space. In the sensor of deliri- is superbly located providing easy access to shops restaurants and cafes the peer sunday cove and glass. You'll villages also just a allegedly Coastal stroll away in terms of transport links. This property is just one hundred meters from Don larry there is a multi storey car park adjacent. They're all bus and stops outside as well as bike racks and there was generous on street car king on marine road this affleck's space property is provided by on operated by office pods. So that was our first flex. Space focus episode on the further information on these and other properties can be found on the link the episode notes. We will also be doing future. Dublin episodes while we will provide brief overview of other spaces to We hope it was useful and until next time take care.

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A Poem About the Beauty of Home

Poetry Unbound

08:27 min | 1 year ago

A Poem About the Beauty of Home

"My name is powder Gautama and I'm apart from Ireland and I have sometimes turned to poetry when I need to look to describe the most devastating thing that's happening around put more often these days. I'm turning to poetry when it makes me smile as I read it because the words are delicious because describing something of great life of great simplicity and lightness of being the one. Patrick Green Blue Yellow and Red Guard is down in the swamps and marshes sensational as April and almost incredible the flowering of our Catharsis a humble seen in a backward place where no one important ever looked. The raving flowers looked up in the face of the one and the endless the mind that has balked the profoundest of mortals primrose of violence. Violent wild iris but mostly anonymous performers yet an important occasion as the Muse at her toilette prepared to inform the local farmers. That beautiful beautiful beautiful. God was breathing his love by cut-away bog so our schools tend to choose one of two poets to focus on for your final exams when you're seventeen or eighteen either shame as he ne- Patrick Cavern and my school chose Patrick Hafner. I despised him. I hate him with every part of my being and I love hating him. He complained about his life. Shut up over your life. He was deeply dissatisfied. Man and I thought like stop sharing your dissatisfaction with the populace of Irish young people. Leave us alone and then I went to move to Australia and seized an impulse that afternoon. I was leaving. I think my flight was in the afternoon. I was in the city with my siblings. And my parents and we'd all out for a cup of coffee and dad was about to drive me to the airport and I said hang on a SEC because I was near a bookshop and I went in and bought a collection of Patty Covenant. Stuff and my sister said. I thought you hated him and I'm like I do. I didn't know why I needed to bring him with me when I moved to a trailer and so sometimes I think there's poetry that you can only return to with experience in your life which isn't to say that you know you're more intelligent now or that the poem evades you at Different Times. It is to say that there's certain periods of your life when you've come in contact their own self hatred where you can then go back to the self hatred of a poet like Patrick Kavanagh and go. Oh I know what you're on about Patrick. Cabinet grew up in a rural part of Ireland's County Monaghan an Stra County and And he arrived into to open with all of this desire ambition to be opposed and brilliant already formed at that stage as a man in his twenty s and at the time he arrived. Jovan was filled with fairly well to do ports all of whom were writing about the peasant poet and then suddenly there arrives in Dublin City. A peasant poet an actual one and he was treated with all kinds of disdain. Because I think some of the Dovan literature society like the idea of the pen poet put then they made him feel crap for being one he felt like the language he knew was the language of flowers and colors and the bog and hatred and the gauge into the field where the cows are on the side of a hill that we're never see the sun because the site faces to the north. He knew all those things and it was enviable. So people did what people do all the time? They made him feel terrible about being himself. He wrote a literary magazine and if you ever came under his pen of criticism he was not kind to you. People read it because he was so insightful but it felt like there was the way within which the hatred he received he turned that into a practice and then turn out and for ten years before he died. He fell in love and is during the last ten years of his life. Love reopened him to be. The Person Neal was had been with these gorgeous fluency of land of color of bog of the Irish roar landscape. He wasn't trying to prove anything anymore. And suddenly this poem. I think sums up his life and it opens you up. I used to think that only people from rural places or from places where there wasn't enough money in the family felt awkward about where they were from but then you meet people from all kinds of backgrounds and somebody who I think is deeply privileged starts to say. Oh Yeah I wish my life was different too. I wish grew up somewhere else. I remember being shocked the first time I heard that from somebody who I met and I thought why do you have to feel inadequate about in terms of the background? You've had such a privileged life but they had whatever hollowness that was part of their life that they had to form a relationship too and Patrick Kavanagh towards the end of his life. His poetry is drawing everybody back to that bog where nobody's looking but it's where you're from. It's what you see. That's the source of self and home that you need to return to without hatred without self comparison in light of the other important people or the the things that are important in the world of literature or whatever words you find yourself in to find yourself located in that place because to find your location there is like having a mother tongue and that is a deep and human anxiety to figure out. What is it being to be me from where I'm from? And this is insane to it now to quickly answer the question examined. Get over it when you're fifteen. This is saying you'll probably be asking this question for the rest of your life and that there is the possibility of deepening. A relationship with something that might once have been troubled. The one by Patrick Hafner Green Blue Yellow and Red Guard is down in the swamps and marshes sensational as April an almost incredible the flowering of our Catharsis a humble scene and a backward place where no one important ever looked. The raving flowers looked up in the face of the one and the endless the mind that has balked the profoundest of mortals primrose violence a violent wild iris but mostly anonymous performers yes an important occasion as the Muse at her toilette prepared to inform the local farmers. That beautiful beautiful beautiful guard was breathing his love by a cut away. The one comes from Patrick. Kavanagh's book collected poems edited by Antoinette. Quinn thank you to the trustees of the late Katherine Be Cavanaugh Estate into the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency for letting US use Patrick's poem. We did on our website at on being dot org poetry unbound. Is Tony Liu Chris? Cagle Kristen Lynn. Aaron Callo Soko Siri Grassley Eddie Gonzalez. And Me Lily Percy. Our music is composed and provided by Gotham tree. Cushion in this podcast is produced by on being studios which is located on Dakota land. We also produce other podcast you might enjoy like on being with Krista Tippett becoming wise and this movie changed me. Find those wherever you like to listen or visit us at on being dot org to find out more this podcast is produced on being studios in Minneapolis Man.

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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 46

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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 46

"People things just is a productivity extreme media network for advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Please visit www dot extreme media donna. E e media. We are on episode forty. Six of the all things techy podcasts. We finally found simon lying. It's it's a high voice tower across its optimum safety. Now let's get san francisco for definitely the matt san francisco. I'm the you get from all maybe donau anyway not in ireland for this. But he he is. He's not he's not broken his car lewis. He hasn't taken the young bin laden a vaccine. You're not enough. And i look at the priority Today on woohoo. I realized i can move one level up due to the company i work for is an entertainment company which is one step higher than the second last level. I was originally. I didn't even know you could actually look this type stuff so you can sort of toying guesstimates when you're going to an. Yeah because actually three hundred actually look for you too because you actually fall in the same category as me is turned level institutions and entertainment during the same categories unless we send our children to private school. And we know people and we've got the working working in a nursing environment. I'm hoping someone i can. Scott someone's got some states. I'm going to cut this but you. Hopefully you like working in higher head in nursing. I can i can. I can find someone like that has a magical cure you know. So who knows If oliver international listeners are not sure of what. We are talking bikes private in dublin. Vaccinations to their own at the private school where they sauna daughters went to on a big investigation going on at the moment. It's called the beacon hospital. We will put the blink of the show notes. So that's that's how our mundus getting on where you are still in never thought by the time. This show airs. We might know are. We allowed even bipper vocal entre -rageous doors apparently which might be extended as the newspaper reports today say to ten kilometers wu which ninety percent of people in our probably breaking out the mountains on the probably but to be honest if we actually went ten kilometers towards your house you in ten kilometers towards my house probably could actually cross in the middle at the park. Wow yeah we have to look up or if we stand in the middle of the road since no one's supposed to be driving anyways maybe we'll never now be a park. Somewhere between us. Erode began fifty deal. Like i got stopped coming back from arbil in which is actually my five calm to -rageous with with my two kids one two and a half years of age the other year and a half years eight and the guard asked me like where am i going. I thought well massive rave at the moment tonight with all of drink. What did you think of going going home. I'm taking the kids to the park to tire the mice. Okay okay we should really start this show. This is the alternates techy podcast. It's the only it's techy podcasts. Abso six and we had competition running for the past month. I'm much social media at have absolutely skyrocketed tweet twitter followers now which is just crazy and by two hundred and fifty subscribers on youtube which means we must be doing something right and people might must like us. I did and reviewing the ambassador rain light which amused at moment. So it's not leaving the pseudo. And that was the product review which i was told that i keep because i have a road mike. An analog mixing desk i did test is deal. Gotcha the usb mike von. It was very nice. But i hobble. This kit so. I just said i don't need to. That's that's the way steve. Ashby congratulations spe- like literally was like plugging the crap out of our podcast. For the past month or so to the state of. I never way not any prize. So and he was actually on the top of the leaderboard. Steve you deserve. And steve does loss of stuff over and av brits you know he does a lot of ab happy hours and he needs to be comfortable on his chair and he can use the the mind for the way mike loan i think he deserves steve. Tova steve steve got your contact are sent donte now coming up in the program. We are going to be talking by saint patrick's day drones. We didn't even do far to state we did. I'm going to drop in the video in while at this. Some have you been. Did you actually follow this with the drones for saint patrick's day awesome. I seen the video seemed to promotional video the final product which was absolutely amazing because the the set the scene. It's on this shot from the river in the philosophy. And there's a bridge called samuel back shape over harp on its site basically and they shot this over. So you couldn't get much more irish than this walk. Syrup light is a short-term created by saint patrick's festival tourism ireland and dublin city council. To tell them what's prerecorded in dublin's in early march. I was quite late at night. Well you know because it's the fact that it was a perfectly clear night to do this now whether or not you need a clear night with cloud or what work with cloudy noise because the drones that have led lights so it's not like a fire that's just going to disintegrate intake late intel and active. Oh events collaborations on the film which intel's first ever drone light show in ireland and you know do have intel in bakos to west monday of expanding rapidly. Yep i tell you have to out those voters. I do actually drop those voters in the time they were like with big have trucks in the road in. Yes they were bringing in some of the engine to. I don't know if they were. Engines are tunnel shoop or whatever generators. They were humongous. They just announced this week. Sixteen hundred new jobs. Sixteen hundred other construction ends like the construction allowance. Sixteen hundred workers mounted cranes based it's great to see intel words supporting this drone. Show the saint patrick's day don't featured five hundred intel drones and another lead to this little opened up five hundred intel drones forming series of animations. It's beautiful piece of phil marsh and devastates. The capabilities of operation swarms of drowns in incredibly precise and elaborate pattern. We've seen this done. In other countries for the world's sky chambery was the first time i ever experienced this off in in west virginia. And have the video on other my other podcasts on media sketching radio you can you can watch their y like to have this an iron it. I just thought this was fantastic. I actually want. I actually linked up with a couple of the network of Octavo events and i really want to ask you just have a podcast of high is is doing behind the scenes like from from literally design to concept to actually take the drones bauxite as as for the first couple of seconds of the video. You see div all these drones light up and comex at the box like a swamp be. It looks amazing you know. How does this program. I was programmed that they go crash into each other and end up in the liffey. We're probably talking about expensive robotic drones for this type of design. I've seen them was one of asia. I'm going going to be very broad. Was one of big games with wasn't olympics or washable either soccer or something and they had it as part of their opening. Our housing ceremony on a was amazing. That's where her i saw. I apparently afterwards did. This is not the only one at dublin city council and and government. i've been involved with intel. They do similar to arlen loss at the beaver deal today where they were they. Were trying to boost the boys and green. They did them over. The vivo stadium national stadium as well different idea. What a football and kicking the ball but you just want to like simple graphic data import into some software and psych. Okay we can. We can do the animation of drones to this just makes me wonder how the drone what own interest you at all like. Oh yeah. I think so. Yeah i would. I would love. I always. It's something i can't do but i always i was involved. I'm involved with park runs. Yes you know. And i would love because you have some of the tracking their own drones that you could track. The leading. runner is a fly flies around the literally. Visit bond or something that these runners wearing and had loan is amazing but the thing is restricted. But i do follow is it does a twitter account of irish drones or something like that aerials aerial images or something like that and they're just has such amazing pictures from wonder around the country when they were in lockdown and did want to. Actually i was watching. The article dated will not totally. An airport aren't that was quite amazing. Nishad even a christmas day when the airport was closed and affect the dro drones agitating. That's going to get very popular. I think jones is gonna get even more popular and when you when you talk about is the fact of covert restrictions between says no less planes in the sky. Now i know some of they don't licensing companies out. We've interviewed before on alternate tacky. Podcasts would say that yeah. It's still a fly tone and it can be used for emergency flights. Yes okay but like this last planes in the air so you know i guess de people are getting away with flying drones little more less part restrictions especially when they were doing this in the city centre and around by and diva because i actually know ask in ucd compass. You can't fly at one there. Because apparently the flight zone for evans hospital which is just up the road in in donnybrook so yeah yes the restrictions because there is a private airport besides says well so we will just there's definitely restrictions in area so high minded people act like with these toy around people pay attention to these teams who knows bush. You know i know. A couple of the neighbors have called their little toy. Drones open trees as of recently and does a great video. Don i'm gonna put in the show as well of lost. Village was shot by an independent media company as well a lot in there as well. The film for saint patrick's day was produced by shinto. Will which. I think do a lot of stuff for the national broadcaster at to her chin will and scored by rs compose are known and her husband trade. Your car finkel long talk national symphony orchestra. Which is probably why i've heard of will and the do has collaborated the picture. This is this on the score which features an also remix bounce. latest single. things are different and great. Great idea the name of the song especially when we're in a global pandemic as well and yet. I just thought that was really really cool like i. I see this replacing the whole idea fireworks. Yeah oh yeah nass For works to just something so a. It's the noise it's the buying. It's the why factor. I still think it does place for boesch. There's praise for bells makes. Yeah yeah yeah. I think even the world jamboree they did. Actually how fireworks author the drone display as well. You know just to end the noise. And i think definitely something that we have to chase up on higher. They do this like even if seen fifty coming of a box and just seeing how they were programmed. I love to see what goes on behind the scenes. We have to chase up on on on. This apple forced to include a charter with the iphone and say paulo in brazil. I don't know. Have you been following the story. But it's literally apple. Just find to do teams. I guess cheaper. Has everyone got a charger for the phone. At the gone from one upgrade to the next to the next and they said it was environmental carbon reasons so they don't have to produce as many plugs. I am adopter plugs. And that they don't want include them. Bush i am. I guess this region it was seen as a requirement on just hata. Okay fine royce. There's the argument of gone. Okay the plug itself a usb plug. You can buy a usb plug for maybe three or four euro in in an opinion shop or a your show whatever. The cables are changing all the time with ours to usb c lightning. Whatever i think. That's more important us. They do include them along with the price of new iphone. Twelve which retail out of beta ground. You would want cash then. It's kind of funny because if you if you follow any of the fire services of emergency services they're telling you to use don't buy cheap looks to don't buy cheap cables damn. Do use the official brand stuff. So if they're not including ish you have to have us. If you don't have it you have to go bias. And as you say you've just gone either taken osha a deal with your local phone store for twenty four months of paint off this this iphone at the highest tariff More than fifty two twenty euros for an official iphone plug earlier in twenty twenty procon. Spf apple why it was no longer providing charging saturates with the new iphones. Apple's answer most consumers already detergent bricks on removing them what reduce carbon emissions what they were charged. They were find two million for her. Yeah so and although the decision only applies to stage of say. Paulo brazil's national consumer secretary is saying said to be mulling over seminar. Move a federal level. The situation is similar to one in france. Where apple is forced by law. Include earpods with iphone model. Rumor has it though the next iphone. The iphone thirteen will not have any port whatsoever. So you have to charge it on one up. Those charging basis wireless charging and airpods. I remember i remember. We used to have these conversations when we worked together on. I said that signs ludicrous. I would they ever get away with taking away the mini log. I ice all the phones unknown behold they they have yeah. It's and it's going that way but it didn't know there. I wonder will like the samson's whoever's the next because you are. We know fence the moreno off the radar ready for most people. Because if you if you want your google in vermont. So if samson make a change where there's no characters that's airspace. Danda the jacket. yes not i don. I actually don't know what phone would by next knowing the way hop own store knipe will will. They look i love. That's the problem. I actually do like the bush. Unfortunately i keep getting advert males note to bite. I wanted to do substance i- upgraded this point so i'm constantly every day. Getting a man. He was never go into another twelve or twenty four month contract. My phone tariff at the moment cost me fifteen euro amount. I have all you can eat dafa all you can eat. Kohl's no never getting into those. Yeah it doesn't bother me too much. 'cause i i like him. Wish my only issue at the moment is having pay extra for five g. I that is my only reason for not upgrading. Is i enjoy. Your phone is fighting compatible. You know if. I was a grading. Okay i would go for five g. Phone i would. But at the moment the tariffs spiral ones that her sixty tayshia mont are m. You have to pay extra for five g. where i i want five g. Yeah so why. Are you going to keep biking eventually. They're going to have to make talked to parcel of the deals. If you want to get in contact with the program we forgot to give rx handles tech donkeys. If you want to get in touch with simon on myself on the podcasts at at tech junkies you can hashtag all things techy you can also email comments at all times tech dot e our website is. www dot t. tech dotty simon's personal handle. Is simon lying heavy. And i'm just an or dourson talking about twitter twitter. I actually watched a program. Bbcclick about this lou. My mind twisters. Finder jack dorsey. His first tweet sells for high much two million pants as an image and they i think a nicer years it will be lies. The value of the tweet. Like the mona lisa painting claimed buyer sina out as fat tabby who has plenty of money. We will talk to start sponsoring the podcast and so in other words it is actually selling the digital certificates and of an image and this has become grown in popularity more and more and more at the tweet itself at which had words just setting up. My twitter was made on the twenty first of march two ties and six years later. People realize value of this tweet like mona lisa painting and so literally a tweet itself has not been sold. Untraditional south still available on twitter. Finding want to see and share instead. It's the non fungible token nfc which is attached to the image. This actually proved that you are the authentic owner. Did i think i've seen em. Musk musk along with this. An f. s. t. as well he's involved somehow with this as well so it seems to be. It's like a new commodity are basically saying certificates that are similar to crypto currency coins except the coins are fungible being broken down into zero point zero zero one of a coin. For instance the certificates token is non under bill. They are basically just graphically unique certificates of ownership stored within at blockchain ledger. So they go so yes okay race you know if there was one that i had at big massive grid of told pictures does not collected on it. Sold one game for millions. Adjoined find sticking on the show notes and you go yet great. Wow you own this. You had the money to buy this piece of digital are. Would you want to be displaying. Wouldn't you think you're covered money. Yes you toss av technicians. We will install an led wall. You can display us at full capacity or whatever you imagine like highs parties if you weren't displaying tropic. Come over. Look on my laptop i own. This this image out here would be displaying properly. It's of this is on the pixels an fda that goes with us and then we d. imaging is becoming popular with us as well. I i know i do. I don't like it but it's it's a bit like why. Why do people have so much money. Who buys them just so they could spend their money. Yeah i wonder if this taxable only if you buy ours it's taxable. I look to know what i can. Can you claim money back off like buying are like this. I i think we just need to design something. Simon and dislike have an fte on us and you know maybe they are first podcast night. The first bit of of a podcast. I wanna i wanna put you do something similar with audio right photos and images. I wonder will get to our audio files but they can. But it's it's it's like it's like how can you have unique audio. it's like. I often think about this. Where people copyrighted song or tune or rift yet. then it's like some comes along increase That sound similar ish or like as gone. But it's it's still kind of like i will point where someone there's no new music we're just we're just regurgitating of other people's music and this is where we need. Someone like tom. come on. Who like what's the what the audio engineering society. For years and years and years are people about work in audio engineering society to actually tells how they can actually physically proved other a note. Someone else there must be. Some kind of scale are not be tree notes. Four nodes whatever whatever whatever you that means. You're infringing copyright up rep. Plenty of news recently. Abate facebook and both facebook in australia now. I still haven't been able to wrap my head around what happened in australia. Where now facebook pay. I believe news agencies to Because i kind news. They have to pay into a news agency society to be allied carry news on their platform in australia. I think for while they weren't allied to australian document pulled out so it's like the same that facebook is back. Technically a news agency is like come on like deny that. It's it it it isn't you know you do do live broadcasts. The atm read news feeds. Imagine locking social media. I let us from any news coverage and being able to pull the plug. Well not only facebook those problems. But in venezuela temporary freezes venezuela's president paid for spreading corona virus misinformation and. Facebook froze the pay of balance waylon president but by analyzing policy against spreading covert nineteen misinformation. The company confirms software. It's just the ongoing war of not just facebook but social media versus political people. Look at our free speech. This is this is a massive. Like what line is the free speech being no longer. Free speech is actually dictated by the company are waiting to hold trump. Tang during trump is trump is gonna be laid back to go go back onto twitter. Apparently now highway if he's not president anymore and you got banned offer social network sites. Are they not allow other rumors. Say he's going to set up his own social media feed trant which okay we might have. The trump lovers trumpeters on. We don't wanna get too political but you know like isn't just the definition of dictating you know. Hitler did something similar when he ran with propaganda material. Have the money to set up your own. Meanwhile the here he had a low media as well trump a like. He's not like he's short on money. You have run for president so he definitely has money but the question is will anyone be in that anyone of Substantial followers to make money over. I don't know if the if you get enough people and is this. The new is does the new trend to look at the royal family and the they jumped on board like going on oprah to to to highlight their story and then sell out around. You know look. It's a question of like media and technology like once upon a time that you won't be able to it goes of like actually topics. Well is does no longer digital audio broadcasting. It's been switched off in ireland and we always thought like even the taste. The two of us went to college. That was going to be the next big thing. It's the internet. It's internet broadcasting. Podcasting podcasting has grown and grown and grown emerging trend and at the moment twelve people. All right yeah and radio stations are actually broadcasting. Live on on the internet there. If you actually if listening to radio station on the internet you actually get more information you get more. I've seen where showing the lyrics of the song. They're playing at the moment. Look at ryan. dennis. Brian had sold a lot of is media outlets simply because he and he admitted he cannot guarantee the the youth of today will continue to listen to. Fm radio versus the likes of spotify. Owned and podcasts. You know what i guess. There's like there's always the people who likes to recall And morning tv yet. You know dot kind of like the morning talk shows. They will love their people who love the radio talk shows when they travelled of course now. Let's order numbers dropped because people are traveling is much like. I don't think i've listened to a morning radio show in over a year now because i haven't been traveling. Do you listen to the money. Podcast now like even going is on walks. Yeah i would. I've cooked back in my. But i'm very topic pacific podcasts. You're listening to certain things. And and i really have enough time to listen to those because when i'm back here in the house you're listening to spotify or whatever music is on your phone but i got say spotify. Probably the most now agree. I feel like. I've cut back on because i'm not doing. The commute would like to like. I'm waiting for the crisis to reopened is while the classes are reopened. Might be back in crash into his time and be able to just go a on lunchtime walk and this podcast which i did last summer of twenty twenty joined us locked and what. I honestly haven't been listening to as money podcasts. Definitely it's a game changer. Where look this way. We'd set this up two years ago. We're still going on episode. forty six. You know and actually have to say a big congratulations to tim. O'brien on the ap nations team. I think you know hitting five hundred episodes just show to how dedicated he is to the industry. I just taught in there as well. Five hundred episodes wife. We'll get there. We'll get there and we just need to do more regularly. But yeah i just think i told a game changer. And media and freedom of speech us you brought it up you know well you know house to be a bishop of give and take you know and people are crazing podcast on all different types of scenarios. You know i've i've seen factors like if you want to talk about. Iv av manufacturers are creating their own podcast as part of their advertisement. The marketing packet commodity. I actually i. I wrote my latest article for higher edge media group. And if went what i was discussing was the fox dash the smartphones. Ni- are now more geared towards the higher end of video on photography nyc. You look at the quality of the photos. Unpaid bills that you can get the latest twelve. It has achieved. Dot is more powerful than what i'm using in my mac mini at the moment. Which is five years old. It's crazy and as well as like they're now shooting ninety four k so like when you look at your go. Pros grow a perfect because of a the people who use go pros. Are i called the adventure sporty people who need something where you're not gonna stop an iphone to your head and go cycling mountain where a gopro is the suits perfectly said. There's still a market for gopro but the quality of people used to buy gopro. Four is now available on an felt drained with on if these new social network is audio only and like signal. Yeah i have like i in the sense of. I happen but i've never used it. I think the concept is great. Again will be better. When people are commuting again. I believe dos. Instead of wanting to vice message vice small tweets or whatever people come to court ordeal and then followers can listen to audio from different people today. I i think it's gone. If tiktok people dancing around starting small of music and have millions of followers. Why can't something tonight. But even the teenagers the muck trying to pick on girls but in the sense of girls into fashion a makeup. They've opinions of talk to the friend or look at this dress. Look look them guys. Like maybe as aftershave look this sports team or whatever the continues and it's kind of it's not new form of interaction so it's like we've gone. What's up crazy you hadn't we've people are chatting on watts up their video calling a little bitch radius that conversation so it's like taking what are your rights. I'm just making this into a verbal message that the resistance back response back on it. It's not like it's we're trying to get the the what's happened. Snap trash on making it an audio platform gen. My wife loves the whole idea of pressing the bottom according a bit of a message now instead on while it is handy. If you have two young kids running into place and you're trying to send a quick message to myself or a friend rather than into type a water tax master. Turn and the mike now. I don't personally. My daughter uses Cheese talk wish. I'm grandparents so but you're here because your grandparents voice back. It's it's more connected. It is elected turned out. Reuss you know like looking and with my late dardenne. Whatever would i rather d- a load of audio clips can listen back to them that bind and store now. I don't know saying no storage similar to other social networks or does day or defaults disappear but being able to hold onto audio life dash to hear a dead meltzer's voice versus a message or a bit of tax or memory of a photo. Yes photos great but like this. I think you'll st- has that extra gear. Yeah of course. Yeah 'cause 'cause 'cause voice brings back so much more it's the sound of the voices take the horse or the or whatever the sound tonight noise like. We have to apologize for sullivan's voice he could. I can take while. I tell people to get the contact with the show again. It's ad tech junkies at simon lying. Ab for simon's twitter handle after some or does for mine. Just love to have your opinion not idea see social media going. Do you see news going. I i if i again another area of like if i ever did a phd. I think i would love to to study. High media has evolved. And what i call this type of media citizen media and everything needs to be fast versus the misinformation that comes with us. You know nyc where we misinterpreted at the beginning of this global pandemic. Who knows like yeah. I know apparently sell people. Believe those cost by five thirty mass and still cutting day and so ports barsha. It's not it's not. It's it's like people are dying got vaccination where as mask. Wash your hands. jill dougherty. I got very beginning. That's an irish radio presenter. Taller international listeners. Every time we gave back the phone number he used the words. Wash your hands. I don't always. He's still doing that. Book god love him if he still doing you know. I think everyone's got the message. Now go wash your hands. Wash your hands and you have been studying this. And we were talking about social media facebook to place an undersea cable to boost the south east ages international. Yeah because what happened. With from rating was the originally was plans with google and facebook to have cables from hong kong to america. Then a small country college china told country took possession of hong kong as they were meant to nasha captured and then the risk concerns of spying and listening and all that stuff so they all got cancelled so deceased that tone between north america and sri lanka and indonesia i think it is singapore indonesia singapore indonesia. China was one of those assets down there and yeah so this is just one of many many cables. Because i think amazon amazon amazon names mentioned in the article. They were trying to do a cable as well. And so just. 'cause i suppose it's a small leap and then from there. You don't australia's well so but these cables go all over the world. I i love. I think i'm wikipedia have really good map of dozen the show since the two cables named echo and by us enough to know cope underground on grind. See they go with. I like i don't know if the crossing trenches all these these cables are you. M- are massive sir. Do not like your normal cat. Five cable which likely better shielding around these are. Seriously armored. kobe's does not like millions of like nekia research that's like connecting these cables from one. That no i think. It's not all fiber optic at this point on. It's massive like these are what got me interested. I don't know here's a sidetrack is if you don't to off just got on my head somewhere in carrier i think it is. There's a now whereas charlie chaplin that'd be talking about are not at the end of this process. You the two of us where you were there as well. I can think about the place where charlie chaplin visited in ireland. Oh right carry yes. That's and that's where one of the cables the one of the original telephone cables came into ireland. The cable was like big trump thing like this that sample of asia on the. That's got me interested in going onto. Earliest cables are looked up and couldn't believe amount of cables that go from ireland to the states or from spain to states or whatever the case goes to europe like we don't realize how connected world where i maybe making this open fabricated story so i apologize all our listeners for misinformation put. I told i read. That elon. mosque was talking about putting more satellites in the sky to get better. I've talk dash is dash. I'm there's talking because we'll come into the rhode island when kerr -i i think there was an agreement in carry with local town to provide internet. I think it was one of those. Musk yes i did ask staffers. There's parts of arlanda is so rural. We have this national abroad pond plan where to be found out go to happen. And covert is just of put a coffin and but but there's still parts of our winters. Just do not even dial up nearly at this point. It's dot so am so. This is the satellite. Internet is probably going to be detained for dose or five g. Whichever they can get to i. Well we sort of brings us nicely onto this whole royal aren implant which only got announced today rice and we have to look at solutions to boost tant rural are covert nineteen global pandemic. Doesn't help the fact that like. We have a times like bali harness which is in county. Mayo mayo yes. Bali harness only bank bank of ireland pulling because bank of ireland banks because of closing loads runs the practice. There's no footfall going into the banks. The point everyone's online are blah. Local post offices are taken our work. That's actually even an interesting story. Yeah we've a postoffices and arnold. They're taking over love or bindi but a lot of empty buildings deserve buildings in our land. If you were alive travel around at different countries it would literally voiced way. Walk is dilapidated villages with a few shops to still trying to trade sort of like an adapter dali situation but without a mind the government had komis with the off your plan to try and boost people going back to roll ireland especially when everyone working remotely and it's something that i tapped upon on a crystal ball scenario dot dot if this global pandemic went on for a long period. And let's be honest when not very quick with our vaccinate lights and then we discussed this even off. Mike simond during the week that people are forgetting this vaccination only lasts for a year period before we have to get vaccinated again unassisted from beriot virus. We could be in this type of lockdown scenarios for quite some time but at the sort of in the beginning of the year the government were to handle a okay well. It should be an an obligation by employees to ask conde work remotely on. If they can do that job dasa she'll be could become a legal act now. The talking pushing people back into rural ireland like we know that the might people that commute i used to commute from north dublin over to the side dublin. To be on campus on a won't have to do that anymore. And i'm moving compass and that's that's breaking news dot be relocating to another university on the tide of dublin. I more to come on that in a later episode. But this is a talk of why short people who are renting in dublin. Pay extortionate prices of rent to work when people can work from home. My wife nakhodka has a friend dust like a was in a relationship with someone from donegal they just decided i not paying events and they went back to donegal. They are still able to work remotely so they are saving themselves a fortune on buying a small piece of land in donegal and they're building high us and i think that's the way it is. They do not require go in the office anymore or if officer getting more like that the only time we ever go in as for or if needed bishop kind of color tall. What's the word if you're working together. Basically on a project or something like that you might need just kind of essentially as a whole yeah. I'm hearing like in previous jobs. I know people are like they're coming from even punch up. Some of the people work. I lived in wexford. Some people are living down. Way down. And claire like our hour and a half outside the city. Making all the royal. Pope's dot may be closed working jobs and it's sort of goes back to something. I mentioned in previous podcasts. Where if it's one of these jobs all aspects you see them being rent a space type of ideas if you're a small to medium size business dot to gun an office space and you can use to have meeting room facilities and you can network with other people to have small businesses on your coffee and tea. Is faith dark tonight. Covid nineteen sort of had on effect of these type of basis bush when people are vaccinated. Do we need this long commute you know. I only strongly believe this is going to be at absolute game. Changer of the job dublin landscape. You know yeah. I think it's gonna be like but i great britain. It's like hot dusty basically but it's rented asking in your local pub and espouses changing the mentality of Arslan of suppose is a social place drink. Oh i'm sure. I'm sure he'll raise will still keep it other social places on work at the same time and manages pubs do food so you got food for lunches and everything so you got a captive audience. All you need is maybe a space that doesn't have to be loud and they could be completely quiet. And 'cause i i've even come across daddy Some people said in work glacier environments that work these these kind of rent a space places are doing really bad at the moment because evidence from home but once everything gets started opening up again. People are not gonna wanna travel. They're going to be if you're going to have meetings probably just rent the meeting room. In where the renting a desk and evan comes in today's show or remotes in 'cause that's the way it is now people are probably going to be remotely into meetings more than actually physically be present. I love the people will ask the eighty and the data security aspect but to be quite honest. I've stayed at the end. The data security aspect has been completely blown. I the window with the global pandemic. Are you telling me every person that's working remotely house is using secure. Vpn networks to dial into meetings and until maybe a lot of people are already like. Get off. I know a lot of people that are notched but there's a lot of people using platforms dot are like your office tree six five. Yes which is secure in the cloud dash. But it's still like. I say i know. Companies you with the dominican future computer. Your vpn starts But their companies that require confidentiality information to be secure all the time where others are like well using remote desktop being or citric or team viewer or whatever. Those alternatives for wendy to do things are based in the office. As a whole. Most people are probably using google or microsoft to be honest most people. There's many other alternatives out there in terms of your working environment but like your zoom is secure encrypted now so so conti your your your packages pockets other are going through alan zoom. Yeah so so the only thing now you need to secure his where you're working that you're talking about something that's a client relations unto. You just have to make sure the person who's reading the desk next to you doesn't work for your opposition. While only recently a jared who listens to the program and runs a navy company here in allergic to me to the fact that there is a place in scary stocked. You convent a podcast studio. You meant electric issur with. I bet you can do the whole virtual environment Intellectual theater and makes now ziyang's you and i think these type of greenlee room backdrops are becoming more and more popular. You have one that's based In a room of. Ucd you have another one in the hotel and The direction as well. I'm sure there's a couple of over the north side the football stadiums and grow park in aviva stadium. Yeah these virtual menus basically i. It's going to be whether or not you look us going plans and go transport for dublin transport for ireland pushing money here slanted not they can they that talking about offering grounds to get people to move back to alert. You know if if the grant was you. Your wife is from county clare. What if you knew the those grant of thirty percent of what do would probably yeah. It's the by bitta plantain and claire. And yeah yeah it's all it's all about the the I suppose as you are in the same place in terms of family. It's all about the kids now. It's having the school having the facilities around that you need. You need if you need special healthcare that you have the facilities nearby or if you need just facilitate the for them to do winds takes nearby. That's the downside of some of the rural areas. Like if you don't have a g a club or some kind of soccer club does not much outlet. that's the only downside of moving further white. Dr is in media is true like the social aspect of success. But of course you know what about having socialist jazz. He put it in perspective listeners. Simon and i have not physically. We've seen each other physically. Wants which was asked christmas and to to handover presence to for each other's children but it was a year before that it's a year before know we have had virtual calls. But this is the reality of this lockdown talking about lockdowns on hunting that we haven't really covered is infocomm. Ifc oh yes in the room a big elephant in the room. I think everyone went well when not surprised. When we signed dash icy wasn't outside. We have to let me rephrase it is going ahead but at a much much much scale dying capacity. It's going to be different now. let's let me pull up. Paid the after so to four locations are persona where hurt where the current one is where the the mainland was meant to be yes. We got munich goodall germany yet. Amsterdam back to the right. Go by you know we. We look at barcelona which was supposed to have a bigger building. Down the roy on you. We know ourselves into right. You would absolutely get lost. If it's your first time visiting i would imagine that roy I don't. I never been in the building in barcelona. I would have loved to have actually gone back to barcelona to to say this. I think the two of us actually really looking forward to before the global pandemic kicked in and like okay when everyone believed this might be too weak at in in in our london. Everyone's going to go into lockdown for maximal the multinational gonna Just like it was a flu and relies on this this for the long term and yet we were looking forward to barcelona and just even the cultural aspect of barcelona. I think most av technicians. I wanted to go to munich While i was again great city i. i don't believe icy was once upon a time in munich moved onto a project recording with mike o. black monica amsterdam hussein. We know the roy and then london night. Here's the big elephant in the passion. Would you go to london. Probably not now. I don't know i even if even if i had the first boxing. I don't think i would either. I if it was this time next year and they were doing this again i would. I would go on probably yet but but claimed next year we'll be in our slowing and everyone will be together. Hopefully it's live online as well at decision. We were responded to our customers to deliver. Icy live an online schedule. We reached a decision following. Stent discussions with our exhibitors. Several of the exhibitors were given the option just under deadline at to hawaii and not lose money and finances and i think got a she percent at the time because into into notes says here. It's approximately fifty stomps fifth or fifty companies per show and despite us like a fifty fifty companies past show the lts mg learning teaching space management. Group had that of stolz. When i went to the last not last year someday that they did the one. Previous as which is based two years epa two years three years this year and you know a great event you know and all paid for by the sponsorship and so yes it's two years not seeing tack. You know bush if you've paid it off on the fact that it was safe to travel. I think i would rather goten. Lts g go to an icy in london you know or depression is safe to travel id. Which country will travel to you. Know if a safe to travel. I probably would love to expense. Barcelona feel to. Bush and london is so convenient ratings for us from a flight. Like it's like half an hour slashing your hair so i think convenience point of view it would be. I'd go to london. But i'd brought it to the full taking. The property are slota. I you know. I will will the likes of the av media bleeps. I crave a nation. I wonder what they from america. Will they make. I read so much rave was thinking of attending these night whether they'll tend all of them. That's another question have to watch walk. Barrique on this team does with rave. It's a it's a commitment as a huge commitment. If you know. If like maybe america's quicker with the vaccinations as well and get people over. Its forty okay. It's four locations in two weeks three weeks or something like that. noted dates. But you know it's it's ford occasions which means four sets travel arrangements. Do you have a person bounce one. The are you better off. Yes so first. And second of june date nine hundred june fifteen sixteen june two thousand eight hundred twenty four digit so basically. They're all within a week of each other. So the ever person bounce back and forth between america between them or do you just put someone over there for the first twenty four now. What is gonna be different this time. With all the digital offerings. We did a lot of to digital offerings dust year. You know i. Hop between infocomm and digital sewing. Expo and hunt remember lts md at home. Apparently the a tell me more about the digital offering. It's powered by cisco and netflix style. Platform with not a exhibition boot in size interesting. So it's probably just all promo videos promo videos for all the different companies and you look their products or look at their may. Maybe i over our team video and then click here to go to their sites like there is an argument that is to say like it's always see website will attract a large audience always to to infocomm similar to see yes was upset me was when you have to pay and a lot of you had to pay to access the digital content like or a wait a day or two and a lot of this trade material is free on egypt you know. I sorry this is. This is mike gripe. I don't agree with having to pay for digital area. If i want to watch stuff every different of attending physically. I dunno flood. Yeah i think. Because i've 'cause i've seen those some of those conferences that once the conferences over like it's all recorded and you you pay for access to it for whatever two weeks demand for next weeks but then after two weeks that content is done gung gung gone forever like is not anew tube. It's not it's completely controlled. Bush the ones like you say where literally amend the next day. The manufacturers showed him up on youtube page or the own websites. Yeah why would you butter. Why would why would i pay six seven hundred zero or whatever. It is to attend something that you can. You can just wait and youtube digital tier on your phone to sit at home. I think we will get the social physical aspect of being able to go to an event like this. And that's why i think london. All the brits say will attend the at london feature down one hundred percents. Well it will have a big english following willis. How much irish people going prosper. But as if you look at the. Faq's actually says that they pick these four locations because these are the four biggest markets yet. So that's aren't isn't really a big av market. That would justify nicey while. We're always kind of brush newest. I'm kind of a breast noah. Thank you for like boating. For me when he came to the nation readers. Choice awards you know. All the brits were on my side point to beach chris natural. I know. Chris deserved us really he did. It does allow for for the av industry and one thing i do. I actually would appreciate a rate going to one. Is now that i'm more in the tech in my roll control. I have questions where. I want to actually go. Physically picked the sound barrel tasteless. I want to pay union. She'll go and then kind of go to the guy what he stunned there. Instead of having the send a male or send an online check to a guy explained this unique little feature. You said this is the new way of like even in the past year for virtual events stike monster emailed west. Oh you know like you might have watched the video and whatever but we followed up with a virtual coal. We can show you the product. It's like yeah you're still show me the product the webcom. It's not the same. Yeah i physically pick rotation feel the wage of kinda go yet. This feels sturdy. This feels so companies like jumping on board of deng t trailers and you can send back to us here three post or or something like that. You know where you're coming there's like was it. It's like pay later. Senate to me. And i'll i'll try it if i like it out. Bias detained dig- anti offered me a on several different occasions. Dyke you can try is detained. Me can try for thirty days or sixty days. If you don't like the organizer be sent back. Which i think a lot more complexity need to start doing da. Or even just yeah. I don't know what the terms of the condition style would have to be like if you know. I'm some type of agreement. Have to come into play of canada. And you're responsible if you break it candidate but yet not i'd say there's a few products Had to try. Get my hands on play. Wish here in my home office. Unlike the missing swag and it's going to change the whole aspect of high we. Yes freebies these traits events. You don't to hand pans anymore. Until the individually wrapped pens individually wrapped ever going to be racked like ninety like. It's a by the manufacturer. After though for like i seen on. Rt prime time they were talking about different irish people in different countries and some european countries that are very anti vaccination so they were offering a shot for shot you use. I saw dr pulls the can people just want to have a to the pope. They told me yet. If most people you told them you can have a shush are proposing this whole idea for for the next physical at chris. Chris are you listening. We do an ab happy hour. Shush shush and we vaccinate people as they walk into tallahassee might back. Now you're listening we're onto something here. It's nice to get more people to fascinate the mazda in the doors. Unfortunately not gonna spend that. I was a two weeks inside. Did you could vaccinate them on the way back actually true. That's to get a deal with the wind shock company. Yeah yeah hey look if if private hospitals always we've got to where we began this program. Private hospitals can enough vaccinations private skills just because their kids go to that skill. why can't we do it. Axed av trade shows it like jobe. Until i it's it's great to see that such arenas are being used for these mass though lights on that then at the moment is testing to see if people are asymptomatic wells here in ireland. The project's is still ongoing. It's been it's only recently. Isn't it tony in dublin. On the down in tipperary it speak going on i. I think it's great because people need to know and my company has a where they actually testing nearly every week for public facing staff fund. That's a big any p. President approach to tutor staff as well across the globe. That co regular testing so now with the date. I the second of june in barcelona eight nine tunes a week later in munich. A week later in app saddam The foreign no week in battersea london inevitable outfielder evolution in battersea. London was where they healthy fee awards. Maybe i'm wrong. I'll have to double check that. I av awards was physically health and i wonder if the video content going to be the same sort i guess. So they're not going to have like incense big big mass elegant displays of led screens. Not gonna have a hall of led screens dash line. Be curious i would actually be curious to see the floor blocked when they may to yet they. Especially if only by fifty or so stan stuff that's there it's really questions will manufacture. Start doing the only thing where we ever get back to abate scale. Ese we used to have in the roy and you kind of wonder like ron did the restroom next which was replacement of going to replace infocom yet and things like that so we they launched their products and you of wonder. Yeah are manufactured panini. Look extra. who haven't been to an icy for multiple years on affected by no and the whole approach. I remember when i went to one ratio as i. If you want to train dope you know will law you over. We'll feed you will give you some drinks as well and we'll get you trained on will fly you home so and i think you know. That's a great approach to gas consumers like using that products train dope bound understand that lighting fantastic and their day are good company like from a navy perspective. They're very reliable company. So don't put if you want to get in contact with the program going to end the program and congratulations again to steve. Ashby for winning the algata way. Three mike win. 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Annie McCarrick /// Part 1 /// 380

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Annie McCarrick /// Part 1 /// 380

"Welcome to true garage wherever you are. Whatever you're doing thanks for listening I'm your host Nick and with me as always as a man that does this job simply for the thanks of great nation. He is the captain. I just do it for the free booze. It's good to be seen in. It's good to see you. Thanks for listening. Thanks for talented France this week. We are featuring snakes. Irish Red Ale brewed by Guinness. You're going to love the clean and refreshing taste. I love the ruby red color garage. Great three and a half bottle caps out of five and now let's give some thanks and praise where it is most certainly do I up a big cheers and a bunch of thank yous go out to Kevin H and the marketing team up at the accurate office in the big shout stormy in Huntington Beach California. Now let's go local captain from here in Columbus actually in the Powell area more specifically. Here's a cheers to Lisa. M and the big. We like your job to stacy and Lewiston Maine and last but certainly not least we have Melia and Torrington Connecticut. Everyone we just mentioned went to true crime garage dot com and contributed to this week's beer fund. And for that. We thank you if you like to get more true cramped garage check us out on the stitcher APP. For all of our old episodes an are bonus show called off the record on stitcher premium. And that's enough of the beers. All right everybody gathered around. Grab a chair grab a beer. Let's talk some true crime. He this week we load up the flying garage ship for a tragic mystery far away. Some may say across the pond over to an island in the North Atlantic touching down in Ireland as of two thousand sixteen. The population of Ireland was about six point. Six million people ranking at one of the most populous islands in all of Europe the geography of Ireland comprises of low lying mountains surrounding a central plain the climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate. The winters are milder than most would anticipate but the summers are cooler than most of those in continental Europe Irish culture has significantly influenced other cultures and shares many features with that of Great Britain including the English language in sports like football rugby horse racing and golf but none of that of course is why we are here. No we are here. Due to the result of circumstances that are truly unpleasant. We are here because of Ireland's vanishing triangle which is term commonly used by the media when referring to a number of high profile disappearances during the nineties over a span of about five years and four months at least eight women vanished from an eighty mile area outside Dublin in the Leinster and what became known as the vanishing triangle. Six of these cases are particularly well known because of the Investigations. They precipitated due to similarities. Some believe a serial killer or serial killers were active in this area during this time the Irish police have set up many investigative operations and unfortunately much of this effort has failed to produce any substantial clues. We often see that law enforcement will not show their hand and most investigations as a simple but intelligent strategy. It is only when desperation truly sets in that they do so. And that is the case here with the trying. You see the nature of these. Disappearances are so unexplained and random that the Irish media needed to create an ominous moniker. Similar to that of the Bermuda Triangle truly convey the full scope of this mystery but the name was created by the media and therefore does not tell us of the level of desperation on the part of the investigators. No it is their actions that take us beat on the curtain. Most rewards are offered up as a bounty for an arrest leading to conviction of a perpetrator of a crime or crimes. In these cases a reward is offered for information resulting in the recovery of a body. This week join us as we take a focus look at the first case in a series of disappearances of young women so pattern and perplexing it became known as Ireland's vanishing triangle. This is true crime garage and this is the case of Annie McCarrick Annie McCarrick was the only child of parents John and Nancy McCarrick. She was born in March of nineteen sixty six and lived with her parents in Bayport on Long Island in the great state of New York. She was very close with her parents. John was a retired New York City. Police officer cheers to the boys and girls and blue and Nancy was a school administrator. Helping to educate and raise America's Youth Nancy's parents were born in Ireland and anti grew up loving Irish culture. In fact Bayport was populated with thousands of Irish emigrants and anti grew up steeped in Irish Culture Irish Catholic traditions while she was enrolled at skidmore college. This was in nineteen eighty seven and took a trip to the Emerald Isle. She fell in love with Ireland and transferred to National University of Ireland at Maynooth and Dublin to finish her B. A after she graduated. Her parents insisted that she returned to the US to get a graduate degree which she did obtaining a masters degree in English from Su in y Stony Brook but in January of Nineteen ninety-three against mom and Dad's best wishes then twenty five year old. Anne returned to Ireland now. She had lots of friends from her college days. There and it sounds like that's really where her heart was. Well she is going to need somewhere to live when she returns there. So while looking for a flat to lease she's going to shack up with some of her old friends. This is an engaged couple. Their Names Hillary Brady which just point out. That's that's a man baby and read a fortune. Hillary was the brother of an ex boyfriend of Annie's his name is Phillip Brady. She eventually settled in the idyllic upscale seaside suburb of Dublin. Called this is called sandymount. Where one of her literary idols. The poet James Joyce had once resided even though she already had a graduate degree anti plan to take courses at Saint Patrick's training college to get her degree in education so she could teach high school English. She supported herself by working long hours as a waitress at a place called Cafe Java where customers loved the pretty sweet young American girl that worked there her best friend from Bayport blue point high school on Long Island. Linda Ring House said of Anne. She had a love affair with Ireland quote. She loved the Food. She loved the people she loved music. She loved the books and she loved the scenery. She jokingly says she even loved the plants. Linda said the Anti told her quote. It's almost like I lived there in a previous life. Anne was five foot eight inches tall so a tall woman was strong features intense eyebrows in an unruly. Curly dark hair. She has been described as vivacious and friendly a total people person who loved company who was always smiling and outgoing but probably a little naive in general about people. Now let's take a moment here to address the setting for our listeners. Who aren't familiar with Ireland and the Dublin area specifically the Republic of Ireland is a Democratic Nation. Which had a population in nineteen ninety three the year? The anti moved there of three point. Five eight million people now. It's a separate country from Northern Ireland. Which is much smaller and is part of the United Kingdom the quiet residential area of Dublin. Where Anne lived is just six kilometers or about three point. Seven five miles from downtown. Ireland is a very safe country. In general and two thousand seventeen for example there were only forty one homicides sandymount where Anne's flat was was one of the safest areas of Dublin. Anti told friends that she felt much safer there than she did. Back home in New York. In fact one of the women who worked with Anne at Cafe Java said the anti would often walk home alone. Sometimes this is even at like three in the morning are a captain onto the disappearance. A little warning here though I Anne was not abducted in the sense that no one claims to have seen her being tossed into a vehicle or to have heard a scream or anything of that nature so we are going to go through about three days of what we know and included in. This are some things that have been reported but may not actually be confirmed. These could some of these things are unconfirmed so as you will see. There is no clear time stamp here in our timeline where we can say for certain okay. Here is when things started to go wrong or at this time we know Anne is in trouble. The three days we are going to go through will be a Thursday Friday and Saturday with really the day in question primarily being the Friday march twenty sixth nineteen ninety-three. Okay so listen closely and captain chime in if anything I say gets confusing okay. The police are Guard D. as the Irish national police forces called were able to reconstruct some of Anne's movements leading up to her disappearance. We know that she worked at Cafe Java on Thursday evening and when she finished her shift she had said that she would come in the next day. Which would be Friday this to collect her wages and drop off some homemade pies. She was was quite the baker so often the restaurant or whatever. You WanNa call Cafe Java. They would pay her to to bake things at home and then she would bring them in and they would. They would sell them there. Her next scheduled shift was on Saturday. Okay so Thursday. Evening she works tells her employer or co workers. I'm coming in tomorrow to collect my wages and drop-off these homemade pies however she's not technically working on Friday. That's her day off her. Next actual work shift schedule is on Saturday. So this leads us to the Friday morning. Yes that's correct what we know that takes place early on Friday morning. We have her two roommates. Who says that they they kind of say goodbye to Anne at this point. These are two ladies that she shared her flat with and Sandymount and a complex called Saint. Catherine's Court the two other ladies is Ida Walsh and Jill to me. Were headed off to visit their families and what they popped into. Annie's room simply just to say goodbye. Hey we're getting ready to leave at this time. They say the Anne was sitting up in bed and she was knitting. She told IDA and Jill this she planned to go for a walk that day. And we're going to refer to this. I this to me seems more of a planned hike. Not just a walking around town situation but in all the reports is often referred to as a walk hiking seems to be something the anti did fairly regularly. And we'll get into that a little bit more. That's fairly important to this. The story now the two of them her two roommates say that they left the flat at eight fifty. Am and so now. Anne is going to have the apartment to herself for that weekend. She did have some upcoming plans as well. She planned a dinner party for herself at the flat with friends to celebrate her birthday now her there was about what five days before. Yeah so we know that she had some plants and we have a general version for that weekend of what the plans are to be. But now we're going to start getting into some things that we don't know exactly what happened but we also know that the following weekend so she has plans for that weekend Saturday. I'M GONNA make some food for my friends. We're GONNA have a little kid together here following week. My mother's GonNa come into down correct. So she's got things that she's looking forward to as well you know she's got Friday off depends on if you like your mother or your friends She's got Friday off. She tells her her employer. Hey I'm gonNA stop by for these reasons we know she's scheduled to work on Saturday. Her dinner parties going to be after her shift on Saturday. And then as you stated mom is coming into not town not just the town into the country to visit me and about a week now. We do know some things that happened for certain one. We have CICI TV footage that captured Anne at the Allied Irish Bank and Sandymount. Sometime before eleven. Am Right. I get a little frustrated here with these reports? Captain because it's it's closed circuit. Tv FOOTAGE SAYING THAT. This is some time before eleven am so to me. It's not really clear how this timeframe is not more specific or more exact cause editing on video every season. Tv camera there clock is always wrong. Yeah we're on. We've done like three hundred eighty episodes so we've covered well over one hundred cases anytime their security footage involved. Dave never seem to have the clock right. Right is a tricky thing. It's it's it's very. What time is it now? Nobody KNOWS ABOUT US. So it says sometime before eleven. Am and the reports. That I've found. Now she is visible on the CC TV footage wearing a knee length. Coat and carrying a Satchel at the bank. She is they're chatting and talking with staff who say they knew her? These are people that say not only was that Anne but we we know her. Not just you know as a as a customer whatever. We've seen her multiple times. They're apparently there are a few different versions. And you and I were talking about this in the garage. Earlier of what her activities were were that day and were What time is it now Who KNOWS Clocks are off by about our. There are stories that say she was simply making a deposit or withdrawal right the more specific reports that I've read. Captain say that she was actually transferring an account to this branch from another branch from a different area of town and making a bit of a leap here Ryan. I've heard the opposite that she's actually taken our money out of this bank to open up a different Different account at a different bank. Okay so I'm I making bit of only pear by but if we go back to what we do know we know that she fairly recently moved to this specific area so it does seem likely that she could be transferring account to this branch. She has a car but the car. You'll notice is really absent from this story. My understanding is that it was a manual transmission. And you know how there's some people buy those and they don't know how to operate a manual transmission. It sounds like she wasn't comfortable doing so. And so you'll see throughout the story. She's often walking places or not. That's our community was set up anyways. It was not that far from Dublin. So it was considered the best spot to live if you wanted to commute in and out of Dublin this this sounds like a idyllic place to live. If you like okay you got a little bit of schooling. You WANNA finish up. You got this cool job working at Cafe Java you can walk basically everywhere that you need to get be it to a POB or to the bank or wherever sounds like a fantastic place now. My thought is because she recently moved there maybe she was transferring in account for whatever reason regardless of what she was doing there that day we know several things one she seen by people that know her right and she is captured on surveillance footage. Yeah and you can see the footage for yourself and just by looking at a handful of pictures of Anne and then looking at that footage. It's very clear that's one hundred percent her and I'm GonNa make another leap here that I think is spot on my friend. Not only because we've seen it a million times but the next part of the timeline kind of clears this up right so she then goes to the Quinn's worth supermarket where her receipt. Which would later be found in her apartment. The receipt is time stamped for eleven. Oh to eleven zero two. Am for that day. So that tells you that yes. The clock on the surveillance footage is wrong and so they they know that it was before eleven because she was at the supermarket at eleven maze purchases on her way back to her flat. She used a public phone kiosk to make two phone calls that we know of I have. I want to stress this. She could have made more calls but we are aware of what two these calls were again. This is nineteen ninety-three so that the public phones everywhere yeah payphone a public phone. Kiosk sounds so much nicer than payphone. I don't know if it's the same thing and maybe you don't have to pay. I don't know but my understanding is the phone. They had in their flat. Their landline didn't always work and so it was not uncommon for her to use one of these public phones. Now let's get to the calls. One of the phone calls was to her friend. Hillary Just confirming that he and Rita would be coming over for dinner on Saturday. Just a firm that up a bit. The second call was to a female friend named and O'Dwyer Anne invited an to go hiking with her later that day. The chosen location for the hike is an area called. Ns carry according to their visitor website. The village of Innes Carey is located just thirty minutes south of Dublin City and is the gateway to wicklow which is referred to as the garden of Ireland widely regarded as one of Ireland's most charming villages in his carry is a wonderful place to visit live and work in. That's not my endorsement. That's from their website more. I don't think websites is going to go. Come here. It's it's a real does real dump. More importantly to our story is that one of Anne's favourite. This is one of her favourite areas to hike and she had been there many times before often with this friend that she's calling and asking. Hey do you want to go with me later today? For a hike right right. We've done this before. Let's do it again again. Judging from what I could see on their site on their website. This is a very scenic area with waterfalls and gorgeous view. So I've seen pictures. It's a real dumpster fire. It makes sense that this would be a desired place to go hiking now and her friend not Anne Anne. Anne gets a little confusing and her friend that she invited had recently suffered an injury to her ankle an ankle injury and she told Annie that she could not go along with her that day. Annie then tells an. Hey that's fine. I hope you feel better but I might go anyway by myself. So this call to an was really the last known contact. Anne had with any of her friends at this point. It appears that Anne returned to her flat right. It is not known exactly what she did in the next couple of hours but it seems that she made some pies and did some laundry sometime after one pm a plumber saw Anne leaving the apartment complex heading toward the new Grove Avenue. Bus Stop. He says the two said hello as they recognized each other a second witness this is Bruno. Boorda owner of a shop nearby says he saw anti flag down the departing number eighteen bus shouting for it to stop. This bus was headed along to a westerly route to run away and it did not run very often captain so Annie's flagging this bus down rather than waiting and waiting and waiting for the next one to arrive. The bus stopped and she boarded the bus and the bus drove off. Before we move on I do want to note something here. We have the plumber. Who says that sometime around? One o'clock is when he saw Anne. I don't know what he's using to judge this this time off of Sundial. I don't think he saying hey. I looked at my watch and I saw her walk by it at ten. After one regarding the items that we get into after this and the time line it would actually seem that that time stamp should be pushed back a little further. This likely happened around two or two thirty. Which doesn't really mean much. I mean we just have. Somebody eyewitness witnessing yeah. I saw her leaving the complex. Now I believe it was around this time it might in fact be just a little bit later now. Enron away. Anne was seen by a former colleague. Someone who says they knew her well. She seen waiting in line for the number forty four. This is around three forty PM. This bus was the one that ran to an carry which would be about twelve miles away in the wicklow mountains where Anne told her friend and that she had planned to go on the hike right. The colleague named Amir O'Grady did not get a chance to speak to Annie as she sat downstairs on the bus while Anne sat in the upper deck while when Amir got off I guess they got off in Middletown is a mirror guy or girl. A girl She says that she did not see Anne. Get off the bus at any time. So her assumption is that Anne was still on the bus when Amir gets off And then you know she gets and getting off at a different stop later. What strange about this is. According to this timeline. Anne would not have arrived in the mountains to begin her hike until around four fifteen PM in late. March sunset was typically at six forty five pm so a lot of people have brought this up. That seems like she's going to a lot of trouble to go on a hike. That might be less than two hours or last about two hours. And she's taken two buses that big of a deal wedge but she's traveling far from home to a desolate area so that far I th I think that's under twenty miles. I think that's debatable. Where where I combat that. That debate is I'm a person that enjoys hiking. How ever most the hike go on are fairly short? And in fact they're shorter than two hours so Con Seems like you don't like taking not the trail that I like is is close to my home and you can take it. Three different routes one would take you about an hour and a half one takes an hour. One takes about forty minutes. I prefer the hour long one Selfishly because a lot of the podcast I listened to her about an hour long so the our launch trail works well for me but to to the defense of the people that say. Hey this seems like a lot of movement here to go hiking by yourself for a short period of time the trail that I take. That's on that Short. Hike is is very close to my home it's incredibly convenient nevertheless all of these sightings of anti on Friday the twenty six seem to be accepted by the Guard D. as pretty reliable which I guess it seems pretty logical because either the witnesses were all people who were acquainted with Anne you know such as the the former colleague Amir or they were able to describe her accurately enough. That police were comfortable that their information was correct. Let's dive into that right after this quick beer break according to ziprecruiter research nearly three fourths of employers say. They're finding difficult to fill open positions examples of bold steps. 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Because I think you'll agree with me. Captain there are some serious question as to whether they are accurate or not so a woman who worked at the post office and in his carry who was interviewed. This is in the weeks after and he's disappearance said that a tall American woman came in on that Friday to buy some stamps. Remember that sense. Anne was not native to Ireland. She would have stood out simply by virtue of her accent. Ryan and remember also that these are small towns really villages where people know each other and recognize faces. But LET'S KEEP IN MIND. No one can say for certain if it was Annie that the postal clerk Saul but let's say that it was and that the clerk is correct if she was correct then Anne was at the post office in his carry between four and five PM. This would mean that. Perhaps Anne decided to hang around in in his carry rather than go hiking next citing is one that is hotly debated it is exciting supposedly of Anne at Johnny. Fox's pub between nine. Pm and eleven pm this pub dating all the way back to seventeen. Ninety eight is a known. Tourist Destination referred to as Ireland's highest pub because of its mountain setting at nine hundred twenty feet above sea level And Anne had been there before this would not be her first Rodeo as they would say how. This is a tourist hotspot. There you go there. There were an estimated three hundred and fifty people there that evening on the people out of bar. After seeing Anne on the news a bouncer named Sam Duran came forward and told the Gardezi that he remembered seeing a woman that night who he was certain was Anne Right. He was the guy the bouncer at the front of the bar. Collecting there was a cover charge that night because there was music. That's correct. Yeah She's trying to get into this. It's like a separate event area of Johnny. Fox's the Cooley Room. That was putting on a traditional. Irish folk music show where I would be seen their river. Dancing my face off right. The bouncer told her that there was a two pound cover charge and he says that she seemed surprised by this and began to you know. She's rummaging through her bag looking for money to pay the cover on. This gentleman has a very thick Irish accent. And so that's another thing that would give any away. Would being the fact that she was American spoke English but with American accent right now and this is where I think the unless he was like one of those posers. That started like trying to talk like shoes. Irish she's living there or or an Irish lady that is opposed trying to speak Sound American right. What does that movie crap? I can't think of it? It's one of the Hump much one of the die hearts where where the foreign terrorist guy. He's like all you have to do is chew gum and you sound American It's pretty easy to do possible so to say Walmart a lot. The thing though to that I think it's a little dicey with a lot of this is five foot. Eight fairly tall above average height for a lady She has an American accent. It's almost like but the thing though too is that she does have Irish features. She does but could you see a situation where somebody gets confused. Because they saw a tall American woman made the leap that it was in fact Anne especially in a place like this that is known for tourism. You know to have a lot of tourists visiting this. Seems like a very American thing to go to. If you're visiting Ireland Mall. I we have the plumber. I question that is based on the time as far as like did he see her probably. He's taller what time was at one. Was it closer to Levin. We've seen constantly with eyewitness reports then be completely wrong And so could he Did he see any on her way to the bank? I don't know but at least we know that somebody saw her that day but that doesn't matter anyways because we have our own see TV then she's flagging down this bus possibly She would probably be more known to people in her area anyways because she's working at a coffee shop and how many of those individuals go in and get coffee and Sierra. Maybe not know her personally but no her. Yeah and there's probably not you know the these. There's a handful of American students in school with her. And so there were all kinds of popular by default. So we don't know we have no one hundred percent proof that she got on that bus. We don't have any kind of record that she you know A token or bought a pass for the bus. We have no clue so we have no clue if she even got on the bus from there. We have somebody that supposedly knows her but doesn't actually make contact doesn't speak with her. Yeah right so again. There's been several times that I've been places where I thought I saw somebody. Mo That's my buddy and we start walking over. Nope that's not. My Buddy is that possible is definitely possible here so really we have no proof where she's at at all and so can we. You know there was actually investigator from Scotland Yard That worked this case and he he kept saying if you get to this point that were at this bar and you believe this individual and he believe this poor bouncer and he says I know one hundred percent for certain. It was this girl again. He doesn't know her right so other than pictures in his memory and he's he sees her on the news and he's like. Oh Yeah I that Friday. She was in line and I I remember telling her it's two pounds row. It's not even like it's. It's not later that night. He's telling somebody this it's not a and look again. I'm not faulting this this man I just. I believe he's trying to help the situation. I just question if seeing that many people that night and a touristy area if he was in fact right. And here's the other thing too when you see a picture of somebody on the news. You know we've done this with other. Disappearances are really other victims in general. Dry you see one picture of that person. And I mean with Amy Mahalick. She's got that one famous missing persons poster by the Flyer and if you look at some of her other pictures or that video of her up in front of the classroom giving a presentation. She didn't look like that famous photo of her. Yeah and what I'm getting at with. That is what did this gentleman see on the news to lead him down the road of. Oh Yeah I saw her and I think we should add a little more detail. Because he does have a little more detail to his Citing saying that she is searching for the money and then this gentleman behind her was like I'll pay for both yeah. He Says A. A man in his late twenties who was standing behind her in line offer to pay for them both but also make somewhat sense because they would have been similar ages and he said regardless if it was aim or Anne or not. The woman accepted his offer right now. The bouncer says that this man was at least five foot eight inches tall wearing a three quarter. Length waxed canvas jacket of. He's of athletic build. Clean Shaven with a short military style haircut. He was holding a pint of beer the as we said the man paid and Anne or the woman thanked him and she walked into the Hooghly Room with him dancer e called this gentleman flat chested with broad shoulders. Which is you know. I'm never actually heard that term. He was describing athletic build. So I I've never heard Flat chested what. What that would mean for a man fight chested broad shoulders? I'm guessing just maybe skinny. Yeah athletic build but but he would have a good okay if Annie's five enlisted assume. It's her then. He would have a good indication of how tall this individual was His roughly about the same height. That's her maybe a little bit taller. Five eight to five ten. Yes and that's what I think. The the specific report says that in that five foot eight to five foot ten range. He also says that he does not recall seeing Anne or at least the woman he believes to be anti again at any time that night and according to the Long Island Daily News an exhaustive canvassing of the area turned up no one else who recalled seeing her at Johnny. Fox's that night glossy I have different ports that a handful of people said it was possible. Possibly that they saw her that that night backed up the bouncer story. But what we can agree on here. It's far from clear whether Anne was actually aunt Johnny. Fox's at all that there is American Burnett American roughly five six five eight in this pub. Yeah that's a tourist hotspot. The other thing too is the pub. Johnny Fox's is about three point five miles from in Carey in the village of Glen Colon if Annie was there. We don't have anybody telling us how she got there. And what was she doing in the Inas carrier area all evening leading up to this because this between nine and eleven? Pm At night that she supposedly seen at at Johnny. Fox's right so there's nearly four hour time period between these supposed sightings of when Anne was. I mean she's unaccounted for. So something really this could if this is not anti and all these other sightings and something happened before this well before this right. It's really difficult but most investigators believe the friend that saw her getting on to the next bus to take her to her destination. Take her to the place that she told people. She's GonNa go hike that day Most investigators believe that I witness so if you believe that eyewitness she is in that area yes. This pub is three point some miles away. That's not that far depending on. Which part did she hike? Did she meet up with people? Did she call her friend? You know an and her leg was you know hurt and she called somebody else. They're somebody that she knew from her past male or female that she this was like well. I'll call them when I get up there or she made additional calls at that that public phone we just don't know of. I mean or possibly made another stop at a different phone because again. I don't know how big that city is but back in the early nineties. There's payphones all over the place at least here so I'm just assuming that there be more than one local phone that should make calls at the other thing that we have to question too is at some point in the night the buses will stop running so if she was at at Johnny. Fox's at eleven pm you know yeah. That's it. The later end of that possible sighting of her but if she is there at that time how she planning on getting back home to sandymount if in fact she intended to go there right and I did see Our Friend Jessica pointed out that somebody on read it so take this with a grain of salt. We don't know everything with a grain which I got. She said that somebody on read it stated that taxis back in Nineteen ninety-three in that area were very uncommon so once the buses were done. I it seems like your public transportation. Options are nil. So you're going to have to rely on somebody else to get you back home or stay with somebody that let's break this down real quick so we know that she hits the bus roughly about one something that leads into another bus around three something right. Yes well okay. So so that that bus would get her into this area about three thirty. Maybe four o'clock yes. She would have been there at four fifteen okay so roughly four o'clock and when we get there less if I'm going to go on a hike. Say It's two hours that's GonNa put me in about six fifteen six thirty. Yeah by then. I need to make my plans on if I'm going back right. But if you're hanging out with some friends right You made some other arrangements. You're meeting up with the GUY now. You have other options. And so what's interesting is we have these sightings of Anne but in this crucial time like you said where you're going to have to make some arrangements seems like we have no sightings of her right. And here's the other thing that you have to consider in this thought if she made plans with other people or another person that we are just unaware of right. We're unaware of that person. Because they chose not to come forward and tell us. Hey I hung out with Anne that evening. That means that person did something is responsible or knows what happened to her. Yeah so here's some other things that that I think we should consider as well and this is where it makes it even more confusing regarding the the whole Johnny Fox possible sighting. It was later discovered that there was another American woman there. Johnny Fox's that night that Friday night who actually resembled Anne and was dressed in a similar manner. Apparently this other woman really confused things in the course of the Gardez investigation because it was unclear which you know which sightings were of this other woman and which sightings were that of Anne so much since so much so that in fact the Gar de track down this other woman and asked her not to wear certain types of clothing because when she when she did they kept getting phone calls saying Hey. I spotted any at this place I spotted. I saw Annie the missing woman at this place where we're going to need you to only wear bikini tops from now on. Yeah and it. It turned out to be you know. Turn out to be her now. Here's what we know for certain this this lady went to that bar. There's eye witnesses of the that girl being at that bar. They tracked her down. She's alive and I'm going to tell you that to me this. This citing doesn't mean anything later but we'll have to get there. Well what what I have in my notes here that the woman as you said. They spoke with her. She says that she she was not the woman in line. Got Paid for the cover charge got paid for by some man that she didn't know she says I was there with my mother So and she would have remembered. Hey this guy paid for me right like so. I think that clears up that there was another American girl in that bar. Somebody paid for her way. And not this lady. According to a two thousand nineteen article appearing in University Express entitled Ireland's Vanishing Triangle Unanswered Anti McCarrick. This alleged sighting the Johnny Fox. One that we've really gone round around about guy is now strongly believed not to have been Anne at all but just as you stated some other American person likely. A tourist other sources are certain that the bouncer saw anti that night. But truly what? I think we can agree on here. Captain the upshot here is we don't know for certain whether it was Anne or not it sounds like both you and I are leaning toward that. It was not you know. That's on not what I think. Oh I'm sorry no I I was saying. It's a possibility that's weird that they're they're making claims that they don't think it's her you know. I the only other claim we have other claims that people in the bar that say that they possibly solar. It could have been the other girl that looked like her But we have another like you're saying the stamps was within that facility as well yes much earlier but but About three and a half four miles away right but again. It's maybe fifteen minutes to walk a mile right so now one thing we do need to state here and our regular listeners will not be happy to hear this at all. This is according to Irish Times to an Irish Times article about Annie's disappearance. She was known to hitchhike around Dublin even at night and even by herself apparently many young people at the time considered this a valid form of transportation that it was safe to do this in this area. We did mention how safe Ireland is and this area. Specifically so yeah. It's so safe that we have a triangle of missing women. Right right so safe. So is it possible that then it was anti at the pub and maybe she planned to hitchhike her way back to the apartment complex after the pub closer after that going to that show and when she did something bad happened or as we said perhaps she met up with someone or perhaps she hit it off with the man who paid for her in line and then things went bad but they're also a lot of people. Have the bar believe that. Not only did this man pay for her to get in but that they set together and he actually bought her drinks all night. Now that's true and a lot of people believe that if it was any in the bar that she would have had to be there with somebody pain for things because she didn't have the kind of money that she could go to. This is a this is not just a normal pub there this is a Taurus hotspot So what do they do with the prices they jack up my friend right? They Jack them up top dollar. Yeah that's what she's Jack Him up I saw a lot of her friends. A lot of people speculate. If she was in the bar that she would have to be with somebody that would be paying for the drinks and to me. That's more likely that should begin. Ride back to their place or they would or they told her. I'll give you a ride back or whatever it would be but it's also like I said it's not extremely far away. It's not like she's fifty miles from home a hundred miles from home. She's within twenty miles from her house. Yeah in again. That leads us to the other problematic portion of the story. If in fact she did meet up with this man this man in his twenties. Who I it sounds like. The bouncer has reason to believe that this man didn't did not know Anne prior to offering to pay for the two of them to get in. We've already mentioned her picture on the news. We've already mentioned. This was actually a really big investigation over there at this time. Part of that is because it's an American woman in another country. If missing part of that is we have a lot of missing girls now on top of that. We have a missing American well. She's the first in. She's the first in the series so these other ones haven't occurred yet album and well rain on my parade. We'll get that in tomorrow's episode. But what I WANNA point out here again. We have another situation where we talked about earlier. Is She's meeting up with somebody that knew her. That was supposed to be her friend and they've never come forward. That's highly suspicious. Same situation here if she sat and spoke with this man hung out with him that night. Long enough for him to get to know her and he's never come forward. Then you have to be highly suspicious. That's why identified young man that was at Fox's that's why I believe the Bar Bouncer sorry the bouncer. Assume that these two were together the actions with I'm looking for money all don't worry about it. I got it again. If it was just somebody that you just bumped into in line and you heard about this girl going missing new high paid for her way to get into that pub. Make a phone call to a police. Aw by the way I was the man that paid for that ladies way to get into the pub. I don't know her. I was there with another group of friends. We didn't even sit with her. Or maybe we did sit with her but we don't know what happened to her because we never saw her leave you. I mean if it was purely innocent or the person didn't know this girl them why when they come forward and just say. Oh Yeah we saw at the bar. I paid for a way to get in now. I don't know her but so to me. If this girl was any she was there at a bar with somebody that she knew what we do know. That happened is the following day on Saturday and he did not show up for her shift. She had a morning shift at work. She does not arrive to this. This is completely out of character for her part dais shift. Yeah and then she's GonNa have her friends. Come over friends come over. And she's not there uh-huh yeah so no one. I guess really raised the alarm when she didn't show up for work. It sounds like the alarm bells. Start going off that Saturday evening. When Hillary and Rita the two friends showed up at the flat at Annie's flat and eight. Pm This is for their planned. Dinner Party they say no one answered the door after repeated knocking. The pair eventually decided. Hey let's go to this pub. Sit Down for a little bit. Maybe she's running late or whatever's going on and she's not home yet will kill about half an hour day. Try to try this awards. Yes sorry about that. They go to the pub and then about a half hour later. They returned to Anne's flat. They're knocking again knocking again. Still receiving no response. Eventually they went home. Probably a little confused. A little upset. They inspect an dinner right. They decided to try to call the flat to try to call Anne but apparently I guess they realized they did not have the number so they called Nancy. Annie's mother who was at home just to get the numbers say. Hey we're trying to get a hold of Anne. We realize we don't have her phone number right. They told Nancy Anne home for their planned dinner date but Nancy to did not really make much of this raw. She could have got stuck out work. There could have been emergency that she descend lane. Bay know about yet. No no need to panic after a couple of hours correct. Meanwhile Annie's roommates. They returned Sunday evening and found the Anne had never unpacked her. Quinn's worth bag of groceries that she had bought she made these purchases on Friday. It was it was sitting just inside the front door with things like meat. Cream and butter inside. Things that should have been refrigerated It was later confirmed that the bag contained everything ante purchased at the grocery store that Friday. They also found wet laundry. This is Annie's clothing wet laundry in the communal washing machine for the apartment complex. This is where it's so confusing for me I. It seems like that time where you've got friends coming over the next day Yo you went and did Little Aaron maybe got money from the bank. Maybe switcher count. Then you get low food from the grocery store now you gotta come back. You're doing a bunch at once going to do cleaning. Got To put groceries way. I gotTA DO LAUNDRY. But normally you don't those teams who finish at least you get the the clothes from the Washer into the dryer. You at least put the food into the refrigerator. It seems like all that got stopped. And it's so strange to me that people just assume that all those things got stopped and then she jumped on a bus and went for a hike. Yeah that's what's troubling here. And they also found pie on the counter. You know we said. Anne was making some pies and some baked goods for Cafe Java there she was going to drop off on Friday remember. That's the day in question. There's a pie on the counter. So this is what the roommates find when they get home Sunday evening and eventually they hear from Hillary the friend that was supposed to come over Saturday evening right. They call the flat he calls. The flat speaks with the two roommates. Who have now returned and says. Look Yeah. She wasn't home when we try to go there yesterday. For are scheduled birthday dinner party and now the roommates and the friends over the phone or starting to put some things together and say hey. This doesn't seem right here. Something here just does not feel right. So Hillary the friend calls up. Nancy McCarrick Annie's mother right because again and and now remember. She wasn't worried the first time but now by this point chic and he could have been missing for seventy two hours. Didn't show up for work or for her own dinner party right. But if I go over to my buddy's house and I opened up the Washer and there's a load of clothes in it no big deal. People do that all the time but if I walk into somebody's house and there's bags of groceries maybe just a couple of them but has maybe milk or meat or whatever something that could go bad. I'm going there. There's an issue here to me. That's a big red flag. That's right all right. Thanks for joining us here in the garage for more true crime garage. 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Filmcast EP43 - Blacksheep by Ed Perkins

The No Budget Filmcast

19:45 min | 2 months ago

Filmcast EP43 - Blacksheep by Ed Perkins

"Welcome to the no budget. Indie film cast. Will we dip into the independent film universe to highlight those little films that you might not heard about elsewhere. Will you agree with our panel or willard. Panel agree with each other tune in to find out. I am milo denison and with me as always are my most excellent co-host claire milan low and coho fini blow. Okay claire. what a rewatching this week. So this week we watched a documentary drama called black sheep. It's directed by a guy called ed perkins and it centers on A real life story abuse cornelius. And he when he was young into thousands. there was a really m horrific murder on stage in london. Where damilola taylor was killed. So after Cornelius his mother was bright for him because he was also her son was also nigerian and and she's afraid he'd cage actually end up injured or part of a gang so she moves all the whole family to essex and when they move to essex which is kind of a country park basics. They adar's they're the only one the only brave you black families on. It's really weiss racist estates and cornelius. He gets involved with them with white gangs and he he yet yet he kind of he being parked the gang and he ends up changing the way he looks like. He changes his his his eye. Color he uses bleached his face to make himself look more whites and joining. Yeah very powerful. Venom you guys. Think about it yet. It's amazing how we go through that period of being a child where really you want to fit in in a lotta ways in the stuff that you'll do to do that I agree this is very powerful movie. And it's it's fascinating. How she the mother tried to take him from what she deemed as a bad environment and unintentionally put him into another bad environment by trying to actually be a good parent and In yeah so i i thought that was really well done to and just a fascinating story of him just wanting to be accepted and completely changing who has and even the fact that he he does kind of start to get accepted by a bunch of racists as a black kid and they in the kids three other black kids differently than they treat him. And it's just yet absolutely amazing There was an interesting. I could hell hell like all of the because i live in london in. It's interesting because you hear so much about this night. Violence and stuff in a lot like these street killings and stuff like that and so in the film started off. It was like you know yeah. That's totally news here. All the time and That's what i thought. The film was going to be about so it was so interesting to hear how it changed into. That new environment still ended up being kind of a traumatic story for this game is quite interesting because at the start i thought oh this. He's escaping this terrible inner city poverty and violence and it kind of happened to start thinking. Oh where let's go now. Because he seems to be situation and then he ends up in this stays where his only like one of the only few black people could i. It's it's fascinating van when he gets beaten by a gang and and then he wants to change like even straightens his hair and the fact he he gets blue contact lenses and we start bleaching race as well as making a little bit white except the accepted by this guy and he was crazy. This it's like he got the guy who whose life is is talking to the camera. he's really close portrays. It just showed him just talking to camera on the the guy behind the camera. I him one or two questions and you can feel that the guilt of what he did he can't when win came harshly gang. He was terrorizing the neighborhoods. National places us even beijing He better on eilly by. Yeah you know. And then he gets and then his one very hard with scene where he him and his guy confront and a black gang and as you said what you said. It's so weird. They call the black guy the end words and then they said oh. Yeah you're not you're not like it's just i thought it was amazing and i. It was fascinating while the way cornelius was telling his story at he told it so abusively either. There's some. He talked about his father has never been there and his father being very violent towards them are not abusive towards him and a that affected him. So it was interesting told us by by cornelius and then the fact that makes the drama like reconstruction interest. And what they did was the director. He actually went to the place where he used to live in essex originally And found real people living in days and the only actor was him as young lads. So that would fascinating i told. Hey my no. yes claire. How much does it cost us to. Host this podcast. It's free free. Yup one hundred percent no charge. We use inker dot. Fm anchor is a super easy way to make upon cats for example besides offering free hosting they offer other services such as creation tools. We can use to record the show on a phone or computer and not only. Do they do all that. They automatically distributed on casts. Boris so it can be heard on spotify apple podcast in many more often. And there's more more why. Yes more most podcast. Advertising services require each episode out thousands of down sponsorship now with anchor users can make money from podcasting with no minimum listenership. Where it's everything you need to make a podcast in one place. It sure is all you need to do. His download the free ankara or go to anchor. Fm get started. It is a quite a fascinating story. Amazing in a lotta ways. But one thing that that the the to me. I'm trading turkey grant hair but there is like m almost two strains of of racism. So you have to your basic racism where you believe that. Your tribe is superior to another detroit. An individual from another tribe is inferior because they're from that trip so you're gonna basic entry level license. Then i think there's another type which is born from Place of sort of anger and frustration. Maybe disenfranchisement marginalization by that and this is kind of bonet this show so does does you probably notice the marlon brando fan the wild one as later vo biker gang is when famous amory's ask what are you rebelling against. He's what have you got. So i i think in in this sort of environment is with this guy walks into one of the only black families and he becomes. It becomes an easy target for the because of the color of skin. And these gang. You know this is so much history there over you know racism and discrimination particularly against black people so they have a lot Their ammunition to use on the us and did this. Kind of racism is can easily be a cheesy whipped up by authorities and bad actors to create sort of division and hatred and we see played with flakes of In the uk and trumpism in america. And it's as really toxic ultimately he he becomes one of them. He inveigled his way into their gang. And if the was you know if they of the fundamental core beliefs on their behalf that he was he was so in very he was so so much of a pride. I we he never been allowed to do that. You know so he he he he he becomes the same as them in a lot of ways and he starts to behave the same way as now and he. He expresses his anger younger His background his lifestyle and he expresses it in the same way as i am with violence and antisocial behavior so it does kind of blur. The lines vish. I think hugh knows what's gonna dare background. That for causes them them to behave the way they behave. So it is but it's still silla silla fascinating story and there is a lot of it. Could i mean obviously. There's a lot of racism in this in the way those kids act but it could just as easily been you know kids from another neighborhood that they would be insulting and calling names For any number reason just because of that. Yeah there's a certain hostility towards anything. That's different anyone that's different in any way. And had they just kind of feeds on itself and you get these social groups were maybe have one or two kind of You know more dominant people in everybody else just kind of follows along with that and Yeah it's just an amazing so much hatred. I got this from this film link. As i was watching him like. Why does everybody hate everybody so much in this planet. Like for as long as we've been around with as much as like a putt people travelling and meeting other people from different countries. And they're still like you mentioned the brexit thing in the trumpism in the us in the modern world. the doesn't change I eat. I remembered seem when i lived in dublin city centre seeing kids like this and you know and yellen and throwing stuff at people that pass them just just for the sake of lake being causing trouble and a basic level legged. It's poverty you know and deputation like people people. They angry against his idea and they just want to lash out. You know this this. This is that's expressed anger like with with cornelius. His father wasn't there and it's interesting. His mother wants to take him out of Really hard inner city. London stays and she put him in place near the worse so it was hard for the of these kids because they want the best for their children and then you can see how kids get involved in gangs feed all overdubbed and i london as well. You probably see the dublin quite small. You see kids everywhere and they. You wonder type of backgrounds. They came from and healthy. The end up bike. Gosh they're not going to have a happy future. they're gonna end up in prison or worse. Fill gangs to just from what i know. I'm not an expert. But from what i know a lot of it just has to do with. That's where you live and you're either in the gang and you're not getting the crap kicked out of you or your out of the game gang and the gang members or kicking the crap out of us. So as one of those join or like happened with cornelis. Yeah i thought that's up. Yeah it was. Like i've never seen a brady seen this side of us being a gang member like he's joining us to prevent them attacking him. I never thought about that perspective. So that was. That was that was fascinating. It's like in origin for him to survive an order prohibiting to live like taxi get up every day and had something to live for not in a very nice way in a very destructive way. He joined the gang to survive salmon and shows how people in of totalitarian society can easily be controlled because eight february felt as an individual. He was too insignificant to week to be able to affect change. So he had to adopt. So you know you adopt or die. And he became. It became the thing that he aided in a way and exhibit would like site communist For you know six decades the same people that were that were to communist when it collapsed. They just overnight they. They became the politicians democratic politicians and businesspeople. So you you know it's it's it's a matter of adopting yourself to to survive really but i must say this much for a short documentary. Oscar in two thousand and nineteen elevates. This story is number one. Is that cornelius. Demane guy he is. He's able to tell his story so well and mature if director worked with him on his script but it looks it was very in the moment and very raw and he would use ask to moments when by him beaten up by the by the directors asked him. Do you can have remorse. You're under he didn't say straightaway he did. And it was nice power. There was kind of a pause and you could see some so much pain in canadian space and the way they framed us he. He was Shots of just ham and the emotions and interspersed with the the drama with the dramatic pottage and with music attitudes but it was so well produced that it. it is long-term a twenty four minutes. But i didn't feel twenty minutes going by because some of these short poems which winning permanent you'd be like go on forever. This went by so quick. And i was so engrossed in it was very very powerful observing Say you're you're absolutely right. The way this was shot does add so much to with that balance of just that single still shot of him talking directly to the you know in and then cut to the the other scenes. It's it's it's simple but really well done. And i liked as well much things. As as evan players by garland there where he impo impose in the same as he is now looking at himself as he was then buzz good. That was a nice little. Tom tactic but damn i. Think another Team that was kind of just barely country on was the of the toxic masculinity maybe because he he felt first time he got beaten up that he couldn't appear weak in front of his dad. Couldn't too was that. He was beaten up because his dad's like he was proud. Man he was a a lion as he said himself and he couldn't express his failings to him and in the end he turn lysm in a very unhealthy way. Exactly like imagine if he could talk with his father. Think about what's he probably wouldn't join the gang. Then you can just opened up to anyone. But was this pent-up emotion. It's like if people don't feel like they can talk or share our show. Have their trudy feeling so if they get so frustrated and angry and then they a kettle you know like to boiler lowered leads. you know. it's it's so then they act and yet it's it's crazy to read it all right cool Go for this week. Because i haven't even done. What is this is. This is the second documentary. We've reviewed this season I don't wanna get like it's It's just it's just amazing story. And it was the way to tell the elected to the camera and set of flashbacks. It was an. It was the second time i'd say niche as he said he didn't feel the time going you know Us so i will get four on that for me. It is race identity to watch this. It was powerful documentaries. I've seen it was so well told so. Well narratives and a really powerful message. So i think. I'll have to give five stars because i can't follow this until a huge imprisonment me. Yeah i'm in the same bill. I was leaning towards a four than i was really thinking about. Why not give it a five. Because there's really no reason that it's not a top quality film. So i could go four and a half call but i'm gonna i'm gonna i'm gonna i'm gonna go five. I i mean yeah. I mean there's there's nothing i can fault it. It was really well done the story that you know. Has that emotional impact that you get need from documentary Get talking and think about it. So many go home and go five stars as well like the highest bring them when the highest anyway. Yeah i think so Would there you have it. No budget audience. We love this film so we would highly recommend that you check it out. It's called black sheep as always you can let us know what you think via social media channels which are at no budget show on instagram twitter or facebook and If you enjoy this show be sure to leave us. 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Google, French news publishers reach deal on paying for content

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

07:53 min | 3 months ago

Google, French news publishers reach deal on paying for content

"This marketplace podcast is supported by equifax as the world's digital infrastructure company equinox enables you to access all the right places partners impossibilities to accelerate your digital advantage together. We can transform your business and changed. The world learn more at equinox dot com and by out systems the application platform that enables every company to innovate through software. Out systems accelerates the development of business critical cloud applications build the difference without systems for more information. Visit out systems dot com. Google agrees copyright terms with french. Newspapers live from london. This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service nine charlotte. Three partner in for victoria craig. Good morning great to be with french. Publishers have said they have finally come to an agreement with google over. Copyright fees new rules in europe mean. That publishes can demand payment from search engines that show extracts of their stories. After months of bargaining. Google has agreed some terms and conditions with two publications. The lemonde la figaro newspapers. He's hugh scofield embarrass. Explain to me that the publishing industry is in desperate need of cash at the moment. Newspapers feel that they're losing huge amount of revenue. Because google is concentrating all the clicks advertising and though they they might be referring people onto the newspapers. The newspapers aren't getting anything like what they used to in the old dispensation when google didn't have this massive monopoly there was a big development. Two thousand eighteen. When the european union's redefined the notion of copyright. It developed this notion of what they call related rights and established the principle that newspapers individual journalists but newspapers could claim from online platforms. Some money back the frenchies say was that that development had been not followed. Accept this letter by google. Because they were finding their articles on google. We'll get he. Absolutely no profile at because google was saying we will only push and promote articles and publishers. Who agreed not to be paid so this is a big advance. T think the motivation. Behind pursuing this case against google is financial or as as sensor principle there as well it is massive question of principle sort of question of money of course because of all these titles the losing vast amounts of money which they would otherwise be getting from advertising and subscriptions and so on google. Quite separately is pursuing. Rick deals with newspapers around. The world is about to set up. Has set up a new tab in its news. Search page to push newspapers with which it has deals. I'm sure if you ask google they'd say we're not against paying newspapers. But we want to do in our way. We don't particularly want to do under the aegis of this european directive. Bbc's field and paris. Thank you very much thank you. Let's take a quick look at the markets. In india. The snp pbs's sunsets cost the fifty thousand landmark for the first time hitting new record. The pandemic has been a somewhat body blow to the airline business norwegian. Add the once promising budget carrier hataf offer bankruptcy. Despite slamming down and cutting jobs it was hoping for some money from its government that has been unsuccessful route until now. The bbc's theo legged reports norwegian was once an ambitious fast growing airline which attempted to combine rapid expansion in europe with an audacious plan to disrupt the transatlantic market by offering local services to the united states and south america but even before the covid crisis it was struggling under heavy debts and really able to make a profit nowadays most of its planes are grounded due to the pandemic and its currently operating. Just a handful of daily services in northern europe. It's decided to give up on the long haul market altogether and go back to its roots as a short haul budget carrier but simply to survive. It needs to raise between four and six hundred thousand dollars and reduce its debts. The norwegian government has now agreed to provide new loans to support the business. Although it's not yet how much money it's offering. I'm the bbc's the're legged for marketplace for small country of almost five million island demonstrates considerable influence in business and politics. Its finance minister is the current president of the year. A group of ministers it holds one of the temporary seats on the un security council and is prime minister. Gets an invite to the white house on saint patrick's day. Thanks in part to. Its so called soft power. So how have they done it. The bbc stephen ryan has that story. Ireland faced stiff competition to take up a rotating on the un security council for the next two years. Canada brought celine dion tickets. The irish brought ambassadors to you. Two gigs at six under the category pub and two river dance on broadway. They used soft power. but an organization. Individual our country has a level of influence that transcends the obvious economic and measurable value such as our size of army level of population. Tony foley emeritus associate professor in economics at dublin. City university ireland's so called soft power. He says can be traced back to mass immigration during the potato famine in the eighteen forties. But the moment in the united states of thirty five million people identified themselves irish descent even president biden nods to the diaspora for schecter labor. I nominated good friend and a standup guy. Marty walsh of boston son of irish immigrants from the only downside. They're not from mayo from galway. Tony phony explains emigrants have considerable economic impact through attracting foreign direct investment and tourists. We got about ten million tourists a year about six million from areas other than the united kingdom obviously if pump satisfactory experience they build up a peasant damage marlon of course overstocked years. That's bigger and bigger numbers but positive attitude beyond tourism companies like facebook. Twitter and google were drawn to ireland by skilled and educated workforce and a corporation tax rate of twelve and a half percent one of the lowest in the european union. There things business leaders want to promote out ahead of saint patrick's day celebrations each year. In fact he was the very last physical trick by made last year. I returned from washington just as things. Were closing down danny mccarthy. Ceo of ibex. The irish business and employers confederation is confident that he can maintain relationships even at a distance or a few places would have experienced one hundred percent increase energy in six years and even join covert when you look at the presence of u. s. foreign direct investment. Probably going to see near. She called me and gdp terms want actually declined in twenty twenty. Despite colbert and optimistic. The biden administration. We'll take a more collaborative approach to international trade. Something he hopes ireland can be part of to maybe even with virtual pint for now. The bbc stephen ryan for marketplace. I love better river dance in the morning in london either charlotte three palmer with the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service just with marketplace. The economy is changing so fast. It's hard to keep up to our latest. Podcast is here to help. It's called the marketplace minute. 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Filmcast EP5 - Rejected

The No Budget Filmcast

11:32 min | 1 year ago

Filmcast EP5 - Rejected

"Hey Milo yes. Claire was the cost us to host this podcast. It's free free. Yup One hundred percent no-show charge has that we use inker DOT FM WELL. Anchor is a super easy way to make a podcast for example besides offering free hosting they offer other services such as creation tools that we can use to record the show on a phone or computer and not only. Do they do all that? They automatically distribute the podcast for us. So it can be heard on spotify podcast and many more. That's impressive and there's more more well yes more. Most podcast advertising services require each episode to have thousands of downloads for sponsorship. Now with anchor users can make money from podcasting with no minimum listenership. Wow it's everything needs to make a podcast in one place. It sure is all you need to do. Is DOWNLOAD THE FREE ANCHOR? App or go to anchor dot. Fm started. Yeah panic or stressed. Got Good people tell you guys. Let calls Natural melted everything. Just rub off on year is called. There is he. Where is he as? They're all my God. I was just saying that you can take all the stress from the storm. Vote before before we get going on. We had the last time. Is that if you've talked you've cut me off. I can't cut you guys like this narrow. I'm cutting you off what I think. It's also because you talk very quietly in. Maybe the system has a hard time. I know because it does it sometimes. Even when you don't like your opinion out last time wasn't Kaga. Stockings office number happened. I better start your free. Both hijacked airport yesterday to know us both. Yeah I'm with the people who were on the bus. They didn't realize it was being hijacked this when they brought in Chile editor hotel an emotional way and they didn't realize afterwards that's the Russian just advocation and it was three people on the street but didn't realize like this hijackers national in a hotel and the motorway. They taught that was just a random person. Facts that happens in our okay. Let's get started. You used to enjoy. Yeah and then I'll throw it to you for the For the Intro of the film welcome to the no budget. Indie film cast where we highlighted ended films. The you might not have heard of elsewhere. My name is Milo Denison in with me as always our most excellent co-hosts coffeen Clermont. Lon Okay. Well let's get to it. Let's jump straight to the film and get past the Chitchat. Because today we are discussing a film that actually takes me back and Some kind of looking forward to talking about it CA- since this was your fine. Do you WANNA do introduction for us. Okay well though everybody this week we're talking about a film called rejected which is by a Californian animator. Called on hurts felt. It was made in two thousand and nominated for an Oscar in hasn't worn out to omit. I wasn't aware of this when I started watching. This just happened across. His son was by accident and seemingly. This is a cold traffic It's went viral of time as the restrooms of that decade a magazine such as anywhere so You know as as quite a good pedigree so they defend itself. It's a it's an the nation. The premise of it is that this guy. Don He has been commissioned to use a series of sequences animated segments or a journal Coke family learning channel and what follows is times grotesque tests and absolutely hilarious. My opinion so I it kind of sometimes you feel a bit guilty. You know when you're laughing because it is this quite disturbing timelines. You're watching people expect violent in a way. Why HAVEN'T MADRID? Were people like getting the riser into hatred off and stuff like that and you know it kind of pushes the envelope. A bit of what is funny. What is Funny Sumer and settled argue? Maybe it's juvenile is way. No I liked it anyway. So yes extend. It was such a weird like I didn't expect to watch a film. My Gosh Jimmy. It's like what what the hell is. This didn't realize it. It was just didn't make any sense to me but when I look up afterwards realize the cult film on One Academy Award. I just couldn't believe IT I. I didn't see anything in. Just nonsensical weirdo humor. Actually I saw these clips years ago like in the early days of Youtube I remember. Somebody's sending this in like there's one the with the bleeding anus. Remember somebody sending sending me that and of course you know as a boy who's into juvenile humor. I remember being sent that video engine. It and I was working in a call center and it being sent around just laughing hysterically at it. It's just the funniest thing and even now when I watched it I had completely forgot about these shorts. These animated shorts until call. Cintas this and it kind of took me back and it was actually kind of fun to laugh at at this industry member like I remember this. This was hilarious when I saw it in. It's still Kinda hilarious in its juvenile away funded. Somebody's kind of fatalistic. Bird is an elected like the end where the world collapses in An said Deals with teams like violence and death under humor. That can be derived from there Yeah I did. I thought it was great and I liked it but Claire Claire Humor. It wouldn't be my type of humor at all what it was watching. What did you say you prefer? Cows totally see the thing is Which six shooter an exploding cow? I was watching. I think it was in starbucks in Dublin city centre and have phones in and exploding came on actually laughed at so looked like a crazy person. You know for this. I just didn't get it just didn't any acting Maybe it appeals to kind of male sense of humor. I don't like this Guy Yogi. He he he's used success. He said Oh to think nominated for. Oscars like yeah. Yeah this is said to to a nominations Oscars that looks like which is which is funny. 'cause I reminded me a bit of Itchy and scratchy. You know so. He has been there and also going back. Python Terry Gilliam. I mean she should check out some of his own. Like it's not it's not all in this is gonNA Air Yes good. A greater machination. I can see why why why wouldn't have possibly wouldn't have liked it claire but But Yeah I agree. It's A. It's a very juvenile humor. I think for me just because it kind of brought me back to when I saw it like twenty years ago and just even from the start. The banana thing. I'm a banana near like. Just the voices in it. It's just very very entertaining. It's like for to Simcoe. Animation had some success. I kind of admire that like most animators ago for something very extravagant in very you know. But the fact of soap pared back and became this massive hair. You know. It's it's inspiring Mike and Mike Sense of humor but I admire is it. What's his name Don Don Don? And her her filled her spits by just admire. I admire the successful. You know it became the mindset of sorry defied. Yup but I didn't hear what you said. I just out of five part. I didn't hear the the what out of five Nana's edified bananas. Okay I can see you hold up fingers. Oh I give give it Neta to clear two to five. That's okay you can give Meyer. I don't like the Humor. Admire this. Simplicity and being brave to create something so simple I will give it give it five. I really enjoyed it. I was leaning towards a five but I actually think I'm GonNa go four as well. Actually I kind of really do want to give it a five. Oh 'cause I change it. I'm going five as well. Give the girls like I remember it call. You had sent me at some point in time. An animated an Irish animator. The does something simple. It was like cows and a field talking. Do Remember that. Those slinky shorts probably. Yeah that's it. Yeah exactly at. What is it sneaky? Shorts or minke shorts Slinky Minke as am I N K Y sneaky shorts So this kind of reminded me of that Just very simple animations you know not a whole lot going on few bits of dialogue That kind of lead you to the I mean sneaky. Shorts is definitely not a five-star animated series but But it did kind of remind me of that type of animation. Which which does say. Yeah you can do it and you. Can you guess there? Well that was it for this episode of the show as always if you enjoy it be surely the comment or reviewed pending on where you're getting it from and share it with your friends to let other people know how brilliant and entertaining we are and with that we'll sake by for now along God.

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Gordon Chang 12-13-20

CATS Roundtable

10:45 min | 5 months ago

Gordon Chang 12-13-20

"Attention service members veterans and military families whether you're planning to rank up or transition out there's a reason to consider post university to further your education and career goals are post eagle program is designed to help you get the most out of your financial benefits maximize transfer credit for relevant experience getting you from enrollment to degree completion as fast as possible. We're here to help you. Every step of the way with personalized military support texts military four seven four seven four seven to learn more. Good morning. america. This is the catch table. Try and catch him. He's here sunday morning. Well a lot of things going on all over the place but mostly a lotta things going on in china with us. Today is gordon chang. One of the experts and on what's going on that whole asian community. He's an attorney columnist an author and a real smart guy. Good morning gordon. How are you. I'm fine john and thank you so much give us an update is so many so much news about spying. There's so much news about a subversive stuff going on you. Tell us tell the american people. What the heck is going on. We have seen so much of china's relentless attack on america. In the last week there was of course the revelations that The china's ministry of state security almost certainly had contact with eric swallow. Well the democrat from california who sits on the house intelligence committee in at the same time there are. We are hearing that biden. Joe biden's son is under federal investigation. There's a tax investigation and it appears that money laundering and bribery at issue. And then finally There was the of the video of professor dog. Shung remind university in beijing talking to an audience in shanghai on november twenty eighth Brought cast throughout china and professor d is talking about how china owns. The united states has influence at the core circles of america's real power as he put it and that They were looking forward to the return of america's elites to the white house and influence in washington so What we're witnessing really is china's comprehensive attack on america. I mean the. I saw that video There was almost laughing at us. You know we don't have an intelligence department or something so yeah the takeaway from that city. Oh is not what he said about china's influence in washington You know it was very clear that in the obama and bush administrations before them that China had outsize influence. What is striking about. That video is sheer arrogance of the chinese. Elite is political editor of cultural academic They just believe that. The united states is terminal in terminal decline. That china can do whatever it wants. And this is extremely dangerous because first of all. It's not true. America's a far stronger country than china. But what's really dangerous here. Is that because chinese. People think that way in beijing It's very hard to deter them. It's very hard to have cooperative relations with china and at this point that We have got to understand the risks to the american republic. Because anything could happen at this point when chinese leaders think this way. Well being this way but the what's reality here in our in our country. I mean i. It seems like how many students are there in our colleges. There's about three hundred and seventy maybe andrew. Ninety thousand chinese students at american universities and colleges and the chinese communist party has control over them because most a lot of them are their parents still live in china and if they want information from whatever projects they're doing in the united states they threaten their parents to the way it happens. It happens that way and also China's two thousand seventeen national intelligence law requires every chinese national to spy for beijing if demanded and that's also the communist party's top down system requires that China has what's called the thousand grains of sand approach and that means they interviewed chinese students. Business people tourists when they return to china from america or wherever learn little bits of information which has been collated because china has artificial intelligence in big data capabilities You know christina fong. Who's at the subject of the swale. Well rumors right now. We know that she had substantial contact. Not only with swallow but with many other american political political figures. And the important thing here. John is not that Fong had contact first contact with swallow when he was sitting on the house intelligence committee which of course would be important to beijing. They contacted him when he was a council member in dublin city california they were grooming him so they're grooming a lot of americans right now than the hopes that they become more influential. They funneling a money into the system. Well they're funneling money into the system and they're doing everything that they possibly can try to use his money and a lot of different ways. I mean they're direct transfers of cash of course but more. It's sort of like the prospect of business with china so for instance. Brian kemp the republican governor of georgia. You know boasts about Georgia's ties with china There's this pitcher which i found particularly disturbing of cam posing with china's consul-general from houston before the consulate was closed. Remember the houston consulate. The state department said was closed because of spying but I think it was closed because it was involved in inciting americans to violence during this year. So this was somebody was paying some of them. I understand because i friends of mine. Who live in san francisco in los angeles actors. That didn't have any work. Were hired for cash to act like terrorists. I hadn't heard that but we know or we suspect that china was coordinating Protests on the streets of washington those violent ones at the end of may beginning of june. The burning of saint john's church There were A number of protesters who were ethnically chinese speaking mandarin talking in ways that they were obviously coordinated and they were actually heard boasting about how they were working with. chinese agents There's also Some indication that There was similar chinese activities in los angeles in other southern california and protests so These need to be investigated because these are not confirmed but nonetheless. You know this fits in with what you just said. Shouldn't congress pass to show. We have laws against aren dollars in being influencing of political system. We already have those laws. John It is a crime for foreign national To make a campaign contribution as well as i believe it's a crime to receive those contributions so their laws there. The question is china is overwhelming the fbi in american law enforcement the cia. And we just can't keep up because there are so many different ways that china can use money or the prospect of money to influence americans or the prospect of love. some chinese Ladies yes well. Christine fong was reported. They've had sexual relations with two midwestern mayors Some people believe she had a tryst with swallow. Well swell. Well will not confirm or deny which is of concern That he hasn't denied it yet. So you know. All of this really is an indication that china will use any means possible to corrupt americans infiltrate them influence them and work. I believed overthrow the. Us government whatever happened or to weaken to such a degree where they have advantage over us. Whatever happened to the driver that senator feinstein had that was agent. He was a chinese agent and he was fired by feinstein. Never went to jail. Never win nothing. I don't believe so That he went to jail Is this is raises. Another issue john. And that is that A lot of chinese agents they get prosecuted but they get prosecuted non for espionage but for technical violations Like not reporting contacts with china receiving cash and not reporting it to the irs. These are are just sort of minor. Technical crimes and punishments are pretty light and anything else. You want to tell the american people. We're at grave risk right now. I mean we americans we think oh well you know we're such a powerful country We don't have to really worry about Future well yes. We do because china means to overthrow our government. They were As i mentioned inciting violence this year which is more than just version. That's an act of war See jinping. The chinese. Ruler has been dropping hints. That china is the world's only sovereign state which means that we don't have a republic in his views that were not legitimate and indeed. He acts that way with regard to the united states that we have no right to exist. So let's remember that. This is an existential struggle. China's challenge cross at us is fundamental across the board. And we better start defending ourselves or we're not going to have a republic. Well gordon chang thank you for everything you do for our country and out and just tell young tommy american people. What's going on. And i think your twitter handle is gordon g chang. I've signed up through it. And i hope all of our people our listeners will sign up to it and have a great weekend. Thank you so much. John you too thank you. This is the cats roundtable. We right back.

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Lankum And The Strange New Sounds Of Ireland

All Songs Considered

40:48 min | 1 year ago

Lankum And The Strange New Sounds Of Ireland

"Channel NERD and creator of X. K. C. D. explains how do you science to tell if you're a ninety skit listening subscribe to shortwave from NPR Mattie Safai here host of a new daily science podcast from NPR called shortwave. We'll bring you new discoveries everyday mysteries and this week Randall Munroe profession we'll play a little of his own bear creek and what draws me to this record and to their music not only is my love for Irish music but those deep drones that are so emphasized its same thing that draws me to some electrconic music John Hopkins or something or even bands like portishead we'll start off with the most traditional of Langham songs NPR music you're connected to all songs considered I am Bob Boylan and today we are heading to Ireland will at least musically so and taking us on that Contemporary Irish unseen that is now in the past couple years kind of expanding itself I to be more like encompassing also like kind of folk singing traditional singing owns and so forth that we're going to play a lot more of what is the sort of music that you hear others play the what is the sense of Irish music in the your album for the most part doesn't do that and that's sort of the beauty of why I love you so much is the way your songs on fold the you know that kind of world is well that's kind of evolving and they're becoming connected and then there's also like a really healthy like you know sort of any genre you can think of there'd be a healthy scene I am a conversation with two of the four band members of Lincoln my name is Radi Pete in the bond length from Dublin playing mostly in singing or there's so much music in Dublin in general like from from a like a family we all play traditional tune so like you know like real jake's that kind of thing hands around where you living you got to hear groups and stuff what what are you hearing traditional like that or yeah kind of anything like this A and Ireland especially in Dublin City and how is Irish music if I- listeners re this stuff that you're hearing and twenty nineteen maybe different from for us all that this is probably right now the most traditional thing we're going to hear the tire show the most what I would think of as traditional Irishman Straightforward Irish music what we just heard in bear creek core that traditional more traditional sessions Kinda music pick me something from your list maybe an example of what modern Irish music is like well I think maybe release O.`Neil would be a good person start with great and her record and the song titles called Pothole in the sky and so this is so I since I can remember would always go and like a play in sessions in pubs unlike lesson and stuff and that's that's kind of its own is in the end this guy meet me the money as singing and playing at just all sorts Reed Instruments Owen Amzine Lynch on vocalist also play some instruments in the band Lincoln slightly more towards originalist than we are but drawing on folk influences big time and her songwriting music journey is the extraordinary banned from Dublin Lincoln out in live long day top album for me this year he summoned me to try fun invalided this boy and he's original song that Lisa roaches she's a brilliant songwriter but this is her second last album that you're going to hear the album off hits in Alaska is that I don't want to Roy l one anymore okay so if I just heard that and I was driving my car or walking down the street what you said Arctic so so unique you know she's really unique voice take somewhere completely like not as traditional as yet pod all in this guy you spend your destination yeah so I'm going to say today as you play Dj you're GonNa pick some music for the same age so she's in her mid thirties put it yeah she's got one of those ageless voices as well I think a lot of people I do I percents Al not anymore that is a mostly folk song says she kind of does like like a kind of a similar makes us where it's like folk songs on on like Kinda originals may be children these to tune so far we've played are okay so now all sorts of bond to call the deadly and from Dublin theorem suppose mainly based around the world score well it's getting out BC leave any on in in of all got a really beautiful beautiful voice Lisa Neil issue or where she fall in depends what you class art is basic Dublin East for auto want to have sex with your mother anymore Sean Fitzgerald and he has kind of an ever revolving cast of characters around the joined the band and leave the band would add this is really the F. Ross one hundred m glenn moment says goodnight Were you yesterday maybe in the last couple of years you know people are definitely kind of getting a new a new tango and there's a lot of unique projects you know what I mean like an example of within the general traditional and folk like idiom or whatever in Dolan there's just so many different things being done and this is just kind of China you know like kind of trod scientists and I think people are kind of molding is in different ways and more interesting ways at the moment than has happened is your all it's why are new word AU L. and then the next one so okay I could see the wincing Either I you know when he drove in very well versed in traditional idioms are using that as one aspect in making a difference bigger sound you know and just I found this one on banned Campbell or lease up my own by the Lord Barham all hey sean the singer there is actually he's really into folk music and he sings like he's really into research and songs he sings a lot of folk songs and I think it's just like me it's something that sounds completely unique to them which I think is beautiful and I think you're doing that to how about if I play something viewers Got A thing I should pick or I now tied to pick your own music maybe leave it up to you whatever you'd like Not just all saying the same it actually sounds really different what's going on they'll see I think the most interesting thing for me to top it in in Orland at the moment on Wtam in particular people who are curry's to now eight years because she sounds like she could be anything between kind of translate it Yeah I love it you would you play this in a in a club I mean everything to a lullaby yeah would it strewn in my hearing that's a Baritone concertinaed aww on uh-huh and both her or bowed Bunder was You know that's just fatal that's and the lyrics to the wild rover in a minute but I just like when I first heard this this is my record that drone and it's so I'll yeah I'm gonNA play the opening cut on the record we can talk a lot about that else we've played so far has a beat this has a beautiful atmosphere say I've seen you perform once and it was a small spit stage at Newport get lots of layers originally conceived to link between the previous piece you played bear creek A kind of a daphne kind of composed for the albums in fact only examined many owing Dole it I seen yeah because I think the Ellen pipes obviously you have drones you have the the M tanner drone which is an octave lower than the low the on the chanter then you have the baritone drone tree drums so you'd have each drone plane the same as the lowest note chanter put an octave below each time so am this is the faster Breyer Creek number I chose that cut mainly for something that is very present on the record which is what's it say on Roy took for the purpose to kind of link like that and Kinda give an atmosphere before you go into it but like that's not to say we wouldn't do it in that way live at some point as well where you go from this in I want to live with this so a couple of things about the drone which is where is the influence for Music Johm where where do you where did it come so kind of like trying to imitate the pipes so it is kind of a thing that's present in traditional music and as I said earlier like I'm actually from the background so like I'm a bit something that goes back a few hundred years it was an development of the pipe since I think the era eighteenth century and then you'd have different techniques this wasn't one of the repertoire do play this in an evening we haven't yet but like this kind of the piece was like in order instruments like on the fiddle double stopping on the fiddle to create a drawl and I think that was originally an imitation of the pipes and he also here on a concertina fit into modern Irish music it certainly those two worlds just seemed like a natural fit I don't know if someone's like combining them maybe explicitly in their music chanter and a and the pipes described the quick to somebody who's so basically the difference between the Elon pipes and the Scotch by Quasar you squeeze the air sounds rice it's it should be there I think we're just maybe pushing it further than it would naturally go with like the pipes and lower pitched pipe like it kind of maybe an outlier of dot coin of form you know what I mean because he is he's coming from now on all about that kind of you know that's where the term comes from the Irish word for elbow you're squeezing the air battles you're squeezing the bag and playing the melody on the chanter and then you also have ears vision doctrinaire to that zone you know and to me like I don't I think we're just kind of hanging off the drone you know what I mean but to me it's part of like it's did you plug something in you know but but in terms of like my ears the two things are just different parts of the same piece show that Stop on your yeah exactly yeah that's a sound that were just really drawn towards would be into music outside of traditional music as well like on back to the lamantia new ways over cardinal can different sounds just to create these really textually rich and drawning soundscape so that's view some of the pipe steel pipes but where is that the main source for you it would fit so beautiful yeah I think something that we were kinda drawn towards doing in this album was trying to get that same sense All kinds of you know what I mean like he has that influence and to him it all sits comfortably in his brain so yeah I wonder if if the tradition doesn't like the facts Eh snow because we let the implies kind of obese and we have some other it's like harmonium unkowns Tina's and stuff all instruments that are air force through reads. I'm not ready yet. We were driven towards a little more wild rover care little drone and this is a traditional song a drinking song of happiness Sandra stuck crushing apocalyptic drawn just true using traditional Irish instruments in you know and trying to figure out new ways of playing them on how many hours it yeah like I could see they can influences considering side-by-side defillo player in our bond is very into like all tekere feral roars and you know uh-huh Bertone Concertina and then in this track is like Wisconsin Nicholson is about died vibraphone as well a Hammond organ I'm Tony Conrad Not Still Fan you know look Sarah Diversion Tim Hecker Unsown Also Cohen from music on him musically Oh we'll get to deal with the lyrics basically oriented yeah no regardless of what's going on there I suppose it's just like it in his own tank drums would be one thing and I'm hearing that wouldn't be the fatal like with the fiddle almost sounds more like kind of old time music there as well but it's got that we're not a drinking song depending on how you look at it and I want you tell me about the words to while Rover yeah three hundred twelve and it's absolutely I think it's it's really wild rover is a very interesting case because we have a song most people know of as a drinking song but actually started off life a few hundred years ago as an English anti drinking song it was temperance there's somebody who basically said finally stopped drinking and he has money now and did vibrate the walls of my apartment building the other day this no complaints from anyone so the wild rovers a traditional tune message into perspective where you have the Paris and saint well if I had half the money that I spent on booze in my life I could have had all these things you know could have raised eld how old is the verse that you're talking about do you have any sense am will a tink the fourth and print a fascinating thing to think about how a song can have that much important back have that much resonance with people they continue singing over the years and it can survive went through history and background is fine I you know older versions of the songs and ways in which to function of singing the song might have changed on I think `bout well you tell me so yeah for me I think the most fascinating thing of like research and traditional songs and there could be one just around the corner more at state farm dot com or one eight hundred state farm state farm here to help life go right listen to all songs considered from NPR music support for this podcast and the following message come from state farm who's agents know that your car snow state farm agent not only do they truly get you but they'll be there for you when you need them and with over nineteen thousand agents in neighborhoods across the US visions of the song and it had an this verse which was in the version that we found I think it just really puts the con of earlier temperance founder and master distiller of Tito's handmade vodka for recipes videos and more visit them at Tito's vodka dot com eighty proof Tito's handmade vodka V in home are more than just big purchases there are a big part of your life you put the time into making them your own so now it's time to protect them with your own my children property I could've had proper roof on my house it could have had a coat on my back as a very very regretful tone to the to the alive either so it has to have a kind of a general human appeal kinda appeal you know whatever hundred years let's take a break I'm talking with the ban Langham from Dublin and you're did fairs and we came across sometime around the early sixteen hundreds can you out of your songs like in twenty very often undervalued figure in Irish traditional singing and I think one of our great songwriters as well and I really the people can sing but also something that remains relevant I think that's interesting thing as well because if it's something that's too topical and only specifically Vince Time it wanted a U M we're talking about the the idea that songs lasts forever in the list of things that you gave to me of current music Generation Inc. distilled and bottled in Austin Texas crafted to be savored response all songs considered I'm Bob Boylan Langham is the band l. a. m. k.. I spent all my money Romblon on wasting all my money on beer and whisky but now I'm back in you know we'll never play the wild rover no more but it's kind of you know you hear it being song support also comes from Tito's handmade vodka born and bred in Austin Texas the live music capital of the world music just kind of part of our DNA says tito beverage because this is before there was radio charts are you know TV pushing crop music on people it was like a song too good to be you know to get widespread speculation doc his songs will stand the test of time and I think we maybe people will only really appreciate the impact he had in hundred years so this is a in white and for people to actually sing it so that songs the have calmed down true them all the generations to us they have to be good songs yeah and they and they have to be something that uh is there a song you can imagine surviving three centuries yes so one of the songs at that we wanted to play today is actually am it was Eh a not long and I think that's the wonderful thing about the tradition is there's this darwinistic element to it where it's only the really great songs survive you know then I think the seventies so this is a fairly fairly new but I really am I put my money on this one surviving perfect union the greatest love song of all time that he wrote for his wife Nellie Sung by landless and Song is how old he only roses aw headed by landless landless at the group that that you'll hear no singing it but it was written by a among Colleen Weldon who is based in in Dublin and their friends versus great people but they do unaccompanied traditional the recorded that album so tell me his name John Spoiled Murphy we just can't put put his real name John Do you do you don't get to do that as much anymore because you get these records and then never really see the liner notes to speak for all your poops the world round and Evans know ain't never no more a damn yeah but if you look out earlier it to me I think that's some of it yes but in usually it's kind of like a prodigal son type of multi uh-huh but isn't she e on though I know lane by Donna Oh oh ooh don't tell me about these beautiful singers landless it's very kind of ghostly or something there are four women the best Irish albums not just in folk like he's also recorded Casey Cam who I think's fantastic and the Jimmy cake another amazing Dolan based bond sports kind of mm-hmm uh the Irish cliche because January but yeah he's he's wonderful and he's actually produced some of the unrecorded they share let's play some of what you all as a team DID ANYTHING YOU WANNA pick of yours I know it's hard it's very hard ran ran a concern in Mo- me rescue of the band but tell us what are the sound like what it sounds like a chain and someone banging a hammer on a big piece of wood have 'cause they get booked a lot in as you imagine like churches and stuff like that so I've seen them in some really gorgeous settings just wondering if this recording big rumor of those fake river so hell metal out of that store findings just like the guy who's behind the scenes making it all happen that sound good I love finding a producer that I like and diving into records and Asong that's that's what the whole albums that way yes company here and in concert will they is that how they present them and they they plan spiracy I want to throw supports very different kind of spin on the song so yeah it was a version that we came across and from county John long society in the nineteenth century there were living on his Big Open Plain in County Kildare living all around the British army base and they were living there for I think we actually are at the man who does our live sound and who produced and recorded and mixed our album ultra the album I look at all these songs percentage of songs of yours

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Axios Investigates: A Chinese Spy

Axios Today

19:13 min | 5 months ago

Axios Investigates: A Chinese Spy

"In today's episode is sponsored by united health group. Good morning it's tuesday december eighth and today we're bringing you. A special episode. Axios investigates china's spy strategy in the. Us this is a classic story writes. Got everything it's got politics of the highest stakes. It's got the chinese government the. Us government is got sacks. It's a story that seems ripped from a spy novel. How a suspected chinese intelligence operative allegedly spent years building relationships with local. us politicians. But i remember thinking. Wow she has no shame she just does whatever she needs to do to get as close as we possibly can. She fund raised. She recruited interns one person. She targeted is a fast rising congressman. Who now serves on the house. Intelligence committee she even pursued romantic relationships with some mayors. It was a long game. A bet that today's city council member could become a political star down the line. And here's why this matters. It's a rare look at the length. China will go to influence. Us politicians and their policies as never crossed my mind that she was involved in any espionage. Bethany alan abrahamian covers china for axios and zach. Dorfman rights are code book newsletter. He's also at the aspen institute. Zach bethany thanks for being with me isla. Thanks for having me. You all have been working on the street for a long time. Yeah i mean we have been working this for over a year and we spoke with four current and former us intelligence officials extensively about this extraordinary case and we also test really really wide net and spoke with twenty two current and former elected officials political operatives and also former students and all of those folks talk to us about christine. Fong christine fong. She's the person at the center of this story. Who is she christine. Fong was a student at a bay area. University called california state university east bay from roughly twenty eleven two fifteen. She's beautiful engaging gregarious young woman not as young as you might sink in her late twenties early thirties but blended in well with the undergraduate population. She was the president of the local chinese students association. She was involved. A group called papa. Which was a asian-american civic affairs organization and she was really an extraordinary leader. Both of these organizations she held a beauty pageant. She held talent shows basketball tournaments and she would always invite local politicians and chinese consular officials. But of course that was great for the school and great for the students and great for the politicians and great for her one of the people you talked to you and you introduced me to was gilbert wong. He used to be the mayor of cupertino california during this time. I just thought that she was a very friendly person. Obviously she's young. She's very attractive and was very surprised that she showed up at all. These different political events fund raisers. I strongly believe that she was a person may be looking for a green card. And when the report brought to my attention the allegation and it kinda on me that it all makes sense coming up in fifteen seconds christine fox bet on rising political stars fact this year. Millions couldn't get the doctor so united health group equipped over ten thousand clinicians for telemedicine. Just one way. They're leading the development of the next generation helps. We're back with a special episode of axios investigates. Sean wilson is the chief of staff to alameda county supervisor. That means he went to political events and fundraisers over the years and he told me it felt like he'd seen christine fong everywhere she would be at the tri valley barbecue. She'd be the unity dinner. She was at the dinner at the time. I thought well maybe she just really interested in politics. What a good way to get to know in submerse yourself in the area. If you're not from around here i mean. Obviously that's what i would do. But not to that extent people we spoke with said christine fong was secretive she contacts but not friends. No one really knew anything about her life or her family. There was something there. That didn't seem right. I remember her driving up in like i think a white mercedes. I'm mike. wow she's a college student. she's dressed is pretty nice and she's volunteering on all these campaigns and she has a nice vehicle like wow doing pretty good. it wasn't just alameda. County officials zack. From your reporting. Who else did she have contact with. She bumped up against some of the most prominent politicians in the bay area. Those included former representative mike. Honda current congresswoman. Judy chu whose district is based out of southern california and representative ro khanna from silicon valley and the office that she had the most connections to according to our reporting was that of well as a prominent democrat and a member of the house intelligence committee. But before we get to that we wanted to explain what we've learned about how she operated. Sean wilson saw some of christine fong's tactics firsthand especially at one. He remembers vividly a soiree for the local democratic party. I think this is probably perhaps the third or fourth interaction in which i've had with her and she just seemed to gravitate to people the interactions that she had with my boss. Scott aggregated little awkward. We're all sitting around the table in when she was done chatting at one table came directly to our table and sat really really close like whispered a few times in his ear and after when we talked he had spoken to me about the conversation in like she was wondering. If there's a way she can help out or she can do something for us like in the office or choose trying to finagle her way into our circle and try to try to try to do something. And what did your boss scott say about the meeting on a bad breath so that tells you. How close did they sat together. See was definitely violating the spatial rule. Sean and his boss scott say they were taken aback by the whole thing. They didn't know this person at all. Sean said they'd never worked with her in any way. But zac christine. Try this with a lot of officials right and did she have success. Well according to our reporting christine was very assertive in cultivating relationships with elected officials and just generally becoming very very involved in building connections with both barry officials and with mayors and other officials all over the united states. We're either of you ever able to speak with christina fong. We tried very very hard to reach her. We message her multiple times on facebook. We got her email address message her multiple times. She did not respond and did not reach out to us so bethany all of this raises eyebrows but is what christine founded illegal. Well it is illegal if she was doing it at the direction of a foreign power but she was never charged with a crime. So how did she end. Up on the fbi's radar. Well they actually. I picked up on her in the process of doing surveillance on a completely different person. There was a diplomat in the chinese consulate in san francisco that the us government believed was actually a ministry of state security officer. So this means someone who was an actual employee of when i'm trying this intelligence agencies suzanne the ministry of state security. That's the s. What exactly is that. The closest analogue in the united states to the would be the they are a formidable large and well financed intelligence service and the us intelligence services. Consider the msn one of its kind of premier adversaries. Abroad they were doing surveillance and noticed that this suspected msn officer was having pretty regular contact with a young chinese national and they were like who is this person and that was christine and one thing that caught the fbi's i she had a lot of connections to eric's well well. I am congressman. I worked a lot of odd jobs as a kid teenager. I worked at the mall. Sandy window frames after school. When did she become connected. To swallow the first documented knowledge. We have of their earliest meetings was in october. Two thousand and twelve when she invited him to attend the chinese student association. Annual membership gala. And there's a photo of them up on the stage together. They're holding a certificate of appreciation up on the stage. He's wearing a suit. She's wearing a long black dress for the for the formal occasion. He wasn't elected to the house of representatives and 'til a month or so later so she knew him before he became a representative. He was still a dublin. City council member people think about san francisco oakland berkeley silicon valley the hardest silicon valley. Dublin is not one of these cities you know. It's a relatively small city in the bay area and he decided to enter the democratic primary against a very long-standing congressman and we must ensure that all individuals are fairly compensated for their work. I'm eric swallow. And i approve this message. Because it's time we got america working for everyone and he wins all during this time. There is documented. Evidence of his interactions with christine. What we do know is that the fbi. Physically alarmed by christine's close ties to eric. Swallow sources told us. She successfully placed at least one intern in his office and sources also said that she acted as a bundler for his twenty fourteen reelection campaign so the fbi gave him a defensive briefing which means that they basically shared information with him and said look. This is a risky and dangerous situation as soon as he had that defensive briefing according to our reporting swallow cut off all ties with christine fong. What does representative swallow say about. This swallow was never accused of any wrongdoing. We tried many different ways to get in touch with him. I sent several emails to his personal email account. I called his office. I contacted his press officers. I got his cell phone number. I sent him a text message. I sent him several messages via an encrypted messaging service and eventually his office got back to us with a two sentence statement. What did it say. i'll read it for you. Representative swallow long ago provided information about this person whom he met more than eight years ago and whom he hasn't seen in nearly six years to the fbi to protect information that might be classified key will not participate in your story according to his statement here. He says the he hasn't seen christine in nearly six years. So it's december right now. Nearly six years would put this right around january. Twenty fifteen give or take a few weeks and january. Twenty fifteen is when swallow was appointed to the house intelligence committee what her case shows is how when chinese intelligence cast this wide net. They're looking for rising stars than they're willing to take a bet that some of the people who are today city councilmen might be tomorrow's congressman or senator or governor and in swallows case which you can see is that they identified correctly. They saw somebody or she saw somebody who was a city councilman in a mid sized town in the bay area. Who quickly rose up to become congressmen. And then a few years later was appointed to a seat on what is probably the most sensitive committee in the house of representatives intelligence committee. Okay so event shows the stakes here. What else did your reporting uncover about her activities. We know of at least two cases where she had sexual or romantic relationships with two mayors from the midwest. So for example. She was in a car with a mayor and she was having a sexual rendezvous with this mayor in the car and this was picked up on. Fbi surveillance there's a term in espionage for this is called honeypot and that is the use of sex as a tool for gathering purposes. It's important to note that axios was not able to identify or contact. these mayors. we're told the whole story of christine. Fong to rodney farren. He's a former senior. Us intelligence official. Who worked on china for fifteen years. When i heard this story i my mind was blown. I said holy. They did it. That's what i said to myself. It's not surprising that they did it. But the fact that she had had so much success in developing so many relationships they did a good job and by rodney means china. Rodney says his alleged operation fits into china's larger goals the country's got a long history of trying to vacuum up everything it can learn about life in the us from state secrets and military technology to the smallest little cultural details. I mean this is a country that makes plans out to twenty fifty. That every five years comes up with another five year plan that they stick to with goals so they could see the manchurian candidate or perhaps put somebody in a compromising position that they could possibly use later when that particular politician has become a global statesman even better. This seems like a very long game though. It sounds like you're saying normal right and it's normal. Obviously if the chinese had easy targets and could get that information quickly they would jump on but they're also willing to take time and effort to make these long term investments in intelligence operations so bethany. Do we know what happened to christine. She left she just up and left the country unexpectedly and in a hurry around june. Twenty fifteen right around the time that the f. b. i. began conducting offensive briefings in her area. People were confused. People said we scratched our head. She just kind of disappeared. We don't we really know what happened to her. So bethany the end. What to china get out of all of this will they certainly would have gotten a lot more. If christine had not been found out and one reason that she was perhaps was because she was a little bit overeager. She did thinks too quickly. She was a little bit too showy a little bit almost two successful. You could say and what she get along the way well. Us intelligence officials do not believe that she received or passed on any classified information however she clearly did have access to a lot of information about how bay area politics work about the super granular details of who was on top and who hated who who the rivals were and who was dating. Who and who worked in whose office and how much money campaigns were getting and this is all useful information to foreign intelligence agency that has a pretty strong and long history of targeting the bay area specifically i the ministry of state security has a dedicated bureau d- just for california and that's for a number of reasons certainly because silicon valley is there but also because chinatown san francisco's historic. Chinese community is so large and relatively influential in the area and one main purpose of china's intelligence activity abroad is to keep an eye on to spy on overseas chinese. Because it wants to make sure that they are not engaging in any kind of organizing that could threaten the chinese communist. Party's hold on power that they're not doing those kinds of political activities. It would go against what beijing once and bethany to that point. That's a really unfortunate postscript to the story because gilbert the former mayor of cupertino says. This story makes it harder for chinese americans. I think it's really important to think about the other person on the other side to think about chinese americans who are proud to be in this country who wants to have a better life. Who wants to contribute into the community as a chinese-american as community leaders out there. We need to embrace our community and our culture but we also need to watch out for bad actors as well too. You can read even more about this investigation at axios. Dot com bethany. Alan abrahamian covers china for axios zach. Dorfman rights code book newsletter. Our story was edited by alison snyder. Scott rosenberg in sarah goo. Our podcast was produced by cough and carol. Wu and mixed by alex kiara special. Thanks to mike. Allen cheng gow in the omi shaven labou and we're back with the news tomorrow fact because of covid nineteen. 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Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network: Travel with Rick Steves (June 15, 2019)

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Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network: Travel with Rick Steves (June 15, 2019)

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Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. Price and coverage match limited by state law. Paul Souters took his small boat to spend the summer sailing up the coast of Hudson Bay. He wanted to photograph polar bears in the wild in the Canadian Arctic. But there were a few surprises he hadn't banked on. It took a lot of looking. I mean finding white bear on an endless sea of white ice took a lot of patience and determination hour after hour. For more relaxing, venture the countryside of Japan's island of Hokkaido's ideal for bicycle tour, mainly were enjoying the beautiful scenery is we cycle over rolling hills, covered with fields of flowers or crops almost looks like patchwork quilt. And if you're ever in Dublin on June sixteenth, look for Sweeney's pharmacy. That's where they hold special readings of Ulysses for plumes day. It's a little gem, and it only holds about twenty people if they're all seated in there, but we sit people in there and we read James, Joyce elder, lout come along for all sorts of adventures in the our head. It's travel, Rick steves. Paul Souters really wanted to take some great photographs of polar bears in the wild away from the distractions of other photographers tourists and maybe away from help to in just a bit. He shares what he encountered in the waters of Hudson Bay all so he could capture a few candidate ages of the creature at the top of the food chain. Walk around Dublin Ireland will show you how it was second only to London with its elegant Georgian architecture and you'll see evidence of seven hundred years of British rule, June sixteenth is also a fun time to be in Dublin when fans of James Joyce's. Ulysses relive many of the monuments described in that book. We get tips for a bloom day, walking tour of Dublin a little later in the hour on today's travel with Rick steves the northernmost, major island in Japan is Hokkaido it lies off the eastern coast of Siberia. It has known tins hot springs wildlife in wildflowers, which prompts many people to call it the Alaska of Japan Hokkaido is also rookie Canady was born and raised in where she returns each year to take fellow bicyclists on a tour of the island, and it's a lot less expensive than Tokyo Ruthie joins us today to tell us more about Japan's wild open spaces. Poquito ruthie. Thanks for being with us. Thank you. I think it's interesting that you mentioned Hokkaido is a lot like the last. Of Japan how so well it was far off the beaten track until the late eighteen hundreds prior to that the only people living in Hokkaido were the indigenous. I knew people kind of similar to the history of the Pacific northwest in the US Japanese didn't come to hook idle until the late eighteen hundreds. And they were really pioneers. There were farmers who are clearing the land, and establishing dairy farms, and crop farms and immigrants from the main island hone shoe and other places who wanted a new opportunity. So it was really only settled by Japanese in the late eighteen hundreds and then the nineteen hundred it's more than physically, like, Alaska, it's demographically and historically, like, Alaska, because when you go to hunt shoe, the main island, where you'll find Tokyo, it feels like the culture has been there for thousands of years. It's just so stab list. But when you venture north, that's like the wild west or the great frontier. Here, isn't it? Yes. And many Japanese who live in haunt shoe or the other islands further south have never been to hook idle. And when they go for the first time many of them remark. Wow, this is like going to a foreign country, it really is different the terrain, and because of the colder climate until recently, they didn't grow rice. They mainly grew crops, like corn and wheat and barley and sugar. Beets and dairy farms is your class Shetik image of Japan, then yeah, it's different. It's really similar to the Pacific northwest where I live now, Oregon, so you mentioned the indigenous. I knew culture we know what happens to our indigenous culture in the nineteenth century. However, the I knew fared this history is rather similar and sadly, I knew were discriminated against and their subsistence economy was based on salmon fishing and hunting, and that was banned private. Salmon fishing was banned by. The Japanese government at one point as an attack on the on the viability of their economy. Yes. And also their language was forbidden. So they were not allowed to continue using their language if they went to school, but recently their efforts to revive some of their cultural practices, and religions and also their language. Are they physically more like Mongolians, or people from Sino, not like Mongolia? They're like, indigenous people in other places like Inuit or eskimo. Okay. I think they're related to the indigenous peoples that came across the Bering strait stone with America with their own language. Yes, I don't think they're any native speakers left anymore, but they have knowledge of the language in are trying to teach it and preserve it. If you're a tourist to Hokkaido, and you wanted to learn about the I knew are there, museums or are there, cultural sort of preserves where you, you might be able to learn about this culture. Yes, you could go to I knew museums and south Boto or Scala. And there are several villages where I knew people live, still, and you can go and see and learn how their life is, and their textiles their music, dance, and so on, and they performed some shows for tourists who up like native Americans in our country. And I suppose most tourist would have on their checklist of things to do rather than the indigenous. I knew they would have emphasis on the outdoors skiing hiking enjoying the parks. What would we spend there in that regard? Well, there's many natural hot springs throughout Japan, but also beautiful choldera lakes in Oregon. We have crater lake national park in Hokkaido. There are five called ehrlich's so called derelict being the remains of volcano filled with water of volcano that exploded and then water gathered in the crater and formed a lake. And so, yeah, you can go hiking. You can enjoy being on the lakeside. Sometimes they're hot springs that come out of ground. Right next to the lake or you can dig in the sand and create your own hot spring bath. So scenic, beauty is wonderful and Hokkaido when I think hot springs, I think Kyushu at the other end of Japan. Right. But the whole island chain of Japan of all k- knows that came how Casey. All over the place. Yes, there over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan. Many of them are steaming in, they're closely monitored, to make sure when they're getting ready to erupt that they know about it. And Hokkaido is just across the water from Russia. In fact, you mentioned there, some disputed islands between Hokkaido in Russia. Right at the end of world. War, two actually, after the World War, Two ended Russia took over for islands to the east of Hokkaido, and the closest one is only a couple miles off the coast of eastern Hokkaido. And so it's still disputed Japan would like to have them back, but it's you know politically difficult Nabet. So you can literally see Russia from Hokkaido though, I grew up in eastern, Hokkaido and grew up thinking of Russia's being east of Hokkaido, because the islands were there the four island there you go. Ruthie canetti's. Introducing us to Japan's Northern Ireland of Hokkaido right now on travel with Rick, steves Ruthie was born and raised in Japan. But now lives in Oregon. She's the author of the moon, guidebook living abroad in Japan. She also leads annual cycling tours of Hokkaido and other destinations in Japan. Her website is Japan cycle tour dot com. Ruthie also posts regularly on Facebook under living abroad in Japan and Japan cycle, tours with the if you're going to be touring Hokkaido by bicycle describe what we'd experience because you've for years, taking groups around on bike, does it lend itself in particular debating, and what would be some of the highlights of, of an itinerary. Well, Hokkaido's much less densely populated than the rest of Japan, the land areas about the size of Indiana, but they're only five million people and one and a half million live in the capital city. So when you go to other areas of Hokkaido, it's really wide open. The roads are newer, and pave. And wider and with wide shoulders. So it lends itself to cycling, and there's many beautiful lakes and mountains and farms recently, you have opportunities to visit farms and help make something make a craft or make some food. That's being emphasized a lot more for tourists to give them some experiences on my tour. We also participate in traditional tea ceremony and option to try out wearing chemo. And we visited I knew museum. We also visit some art museums, but mainly were enjoying the beautiful scenery as we cycle over rolling hills covered with fields of flowers or crops almost looks like patchwork quilt, if I'm going to Japan and I wanna get the great outdoors and enjoy that bike tour sounds like fun. But I'm also just enamored with traditional Japanese. Culture much as does different. If you traveled in, in Hokkaido, would you feel the Japanese cuisine, and, and the Japanese sort of approach to life, there, or is it that much of an outlier that would be feeling like a different country? Well, if you stay in a traditional in or joke on you would still get a same experiences. Staying in Yukon in another part of Japan. Uh-huh. The tatami room where you, they lay out the dawn comforters and night asleep on and you take your shoes off and wear slippers. And you might be served your meal on a low table or you're supposed to take bath before you eat that's considered a way to relax and get ready for a meal is to yet, spring bat in my real I wanted to eat, and then like you bar Burien you can't eat. You gotta go soak in the hot bath, I guess, but it just wanna eat no. You got to go to. So I realize I'm not gonna win this one. So just go there and enjoy the bath. And it turned out to be a really a delight. I would say any good real kind. You'd have a hot bath. Wouldn't you? Yes. And especially for cyclists if you've been biking all day, and maybe it's either in hot and sweaty. Or maybe cold and rainy, a bath is something to look forward to when you arrive at your hotel, and even some western style hotels have large baths that are women and men are separate, but a big hot bath where you can splash, the hot water all over and so here, and I've had, I've had some very nice conversations with Japanese people in the spas, just people seem to be relaxed and a little bit. Yeah handed. I don't know what it is. But, you know, people talk about stuff when they're naked in a lot of hot water. Yes, I write about that, in my book, living abroad, Japan, that being naked is a great equalizer because you have no idea what their status is or what they do in their daily life. You're all in the bath together, you really are. And it's something every American travelers should do is get naked with Japanese people in a hot bath. Right. And watch what they do. And just do the same thing. This is travel with Rick steves, who. Been talking with Ruthie Canady her book is the Mon guide. Living abroad, Japan, obviously, you just love teaching Japanese culture, and you have a great sensitivity for it in an experience there in your work as a guide, taking your bike tours, around Hokkaido. What's one teaching experience that you particularly enjoy? Let's just wrap up our conversation with a final thought on the joy of teaching Americans intricacies of Japanese culture that you can enjoy on the seat of a bicycle. Yes. Well, I like to teach some greetings in Japanese so that people on my tour in greet people, and also phrases that you use at the beginning of the meal. Rocky maas. I will receive and at the end of the meal, go SAMA it was a feast, thank you. I feel that teaching those kind of phrases makes a good entry into Japanese culture, and also because it's so safe you don't have to worry if you're alone. Or if you get lost, I don't think I've ever lost anybody on my bike tour. But if you do get law. Cost, you can always find somebody to help you and they will probably take you to the destination. So it's very safe, and you can relax and enjoy getting to know people and enjoying the culture Ruthie can Agee when it comes to this quick, little discussion. We've had about enjoying Kaido goat so Cima. Good soil summa. It was a beast out again. Thank you, though, he does she must. We have links to ruthies websites with this week show. Rick, steves dot com slash radio. We're walking the streets of Dublin for bloom, stay in just a bit. But I it's a whole different world on the icy waters of Hudson Bay as a Seattle photographer goes in search of a rare close up of polar bears in the wild. That's next on travel with Rick steves. Myemma Concepcion Bengal this heavy via country sticks. Hello, my name is context Yana come from the all on, I travel with Rick states. So concept theon this via, if context it's some men when they turned fifty five sports car, but photographer Paul Saudis had other plans. He wanted to spend a summer alone exploring the waters of Canada's Hudson Bay to reach the sea ice, where polar bear slip. He's been all over the world even to the Antarctic to photograph penguins, but feeling the creature at the top of the food chain in their natural environment year, the top of the world was something Paul had long wanted to do, so he bought a small motorboat got lots of gear and made plans to spend the summer in Canada. He tells the story of his adventure with stunning photographs from the trip in his book Arctic solitaire. He joins us now on travel with Rick steves to tell us what he found as he sailed up. Hudson Bay paw. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me, 'enrich. So set the stage where exactly did you go and why? Well, I had wanted to photograph polar bears for years. I mean they're just the iconic species of the north whenever you think of Arctic Canada or the North Pole. You think polar bears, there's a couple of ways you can see them and it involves spending a lot of money and going to places and being surrounded by other photographers tourists? I wanted to see if I could do it on my own, that was the trick for me if I could walk out my front door travel, overland and alone and somehow make it up to the Arctic ice say about a little boat in sailed up Hudson Bay. But you've mentioned you're just not that much of a voter. I wasn't when I started. I mean, you know, it sounds like a an adventure of waiting to happen with not everything predictable. It was a disaster waiting to happen. That's the nice way to better way to put it. Yeah. I had actually bought the boat a couple years before that, because I wanted to take it up to Alaska and at least learn the ropes. So I went up to southeast Alaska and photographed humpback whales went out pass Kodiak island to, to take pictures of Brown bears along the Kent, my national park other photo travel of foul. I cut my teeth a little bit and all that. But I had a sense that these others were with the teams of people with guides or these were solo. It was also also. So this was your thing to go out in the wilderness, solo with your camera describe Hudson Bay, because I don't even know how the perspective changes on the map at different latitudes, or whatever. But it is big. It's Greenland size big. It is enormous. I mean, it they call it Hudson Bay. But really, it's a vast inland sea at six hundred miles north to south up to four hundred miles across and it's frozen half of the year. And there's not a tree or a hill, and half thousand miles in any direction stopping to win and not a hill to stop the wind. It is deadly flat. And then you were there in the summer. But apparently, if you go far enough, north you eventually hit ice. Exactly. I mean when you hit ice you start looking for. Polar bears. Exactly. I mean you'll see bears along the shore. And a lot of my pictures are sort of bears on rock or bear swimming from one baron territory for bear shooting. I think I mean it's just looking at the photographs in there. It's the sky is big. It is in his endless overwhelming. I mean it's really your little in that boat boat, tiny boat. You read that you are inspired by other historic sailors on Hudson Bay. What sort of historic action was there in that part of Canada? You know, in the last centuries, you know, the earliest explorers just came to terrible ends up there. Henry Hudson, the guy who the bays named after was actually set adrift by mutineers. You know, it was a wretched way to die. But at least he got the bay named after him. That was the end of them. They don't know where he ended up they never they never found him there. They set them adrift. What a cool place to go for a summer vacation. Exactly. Okay. So tell us about this boat because it's I mean I grew up on boats in twenty two feet. Is that's a little runabout. I found these boats more by luck than research. They were just sturdy cabin cruisers building fiberglass right up north, I'm Bellingham Washington to me, it seemed like the VW van like the camper bus of 'bout Zinni. Okay. It was just big enough for big enough for a, you've got to get out of the weather. Is it just one motor? I had to Honda forty horse outboard. So he didn't go to I definitely wanted to have a backup. I was always worried that something was going to go wrong. And it usually did in the name of the boat was seasick, everybody who buys one of the one of these folks seems to think the C stands for clever and names, some Sea Wolf, and seesaw. And I bought sea sick. And he said he learned the hard way how a boat can be a hole in the water where you put your money. Absolutely. I kept every winter, I would sort of. Think about it. What went wrong and what I could improve and would be online, buying a new chart plotter, and new a backup depth sounder anything I can think of I was bringing along and Henson bay are they're nice days, or is it, our can it be kind of brutal winter cold, there were some nice days of, like I could probably wouldn't run out of fingers counting them up where it was t shirt, weather, and you colic and the rest of the time, it was howling and stormy and freezing. So you left your wife for the summer for what three or four years in a row and you went over there, and you've got your boat heading north for polar bears. Tell us about, you know, refueling and the practicalities of this getting provision, my images. There's just a few little Inuit settlements and the skulls of wild animals sitting on the mainland, you know, you pretty much nailed it. There's just a half a dozen villages all along the west coast, scattered across six hundred miles, and I. Always had to be aware of how much fuel I had and how much gas, I had left, you know, it'd be very embarrassing to have to start paddling the last few miles. And so I always kept an eye on the fuel level and anytime I came to one of the villages, that was my first order of business was looking for the gas station and refilling. That was like a constant worry. And I was just always kind of thinking, like how much longer can I go? You're not sailing. You're motoring. I'm motoring. There's no there's no. When you're out of you don't wanna be rowing. Twenty two seasick boat, photographer. Paul Souters has taken some amazing photographs around the world right now on travel with Rick steves, he's telling us what he encountered on rather risky expedition, the western shore of Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears in the while. His book Arctic solitaire is published by mountaineers books. You'll find photos Paul took on his heads and adventure online at Arctic solitaire dot com. Okay. Now it's all about polar bears. What is it about poor rich, you call them the, the top of the food chain special creature? But what's the intrigue care for photographer? Just thing polar bears. Are they are like this iconic species? They really if you think about the north is the one animal that everybody gravitates to. They're smart. They're cool animals. They're gorgeous to look at for me. At least I really find it compelling to be out among predators among an animal because you're top the food chain. Also. I'm second I'm definitely not. I'm your number two at best bed because I'm top of the food chain. But I'm looking at this guy here this this, you're a photographer and the photograph on the cover of your book Arctic solitaire. One thing whenever I look at these, you know, I I've talked to other photographers all about, you know, polar bears. You look into the highs that polar bear and it's like there's another world there in from his perspective. And this is our world connecting with their world. And he's usually sitting on the top of a hunk of ice. That's melting. Absolutely. I mean there is an intelligence and a soul finis there so often. That's it. Yeah. That really appealed to me. You know, I went up there thinking that maybe I could somehow capture some of that spirit and my pictures, I don't know if I did or I didn't. But is this like the allusive dream, or do you do you pretty routinely see polar bears? When you're out there in the right spot looking for them, it took a lot of looking. I mean final white bear on an endless sea of white ice. What took a lot of patience and determination hour after hour either for one hundred days and your day is really just sitting there and your little seasick vote. Looking scanning the ice for something white. Absolutely. I had our our and then you see him and you, you some close, and he decides to lope away, most of the time, I have a I have a lot of pictures of the south end of northbound airs. He also says a few other ammos, I would imagine you got some great shots of walruses and sea creatures. Exactly. I mean, there's, you know, there's it's a big open space, whenever we I encountered ice I could almost always count on there, being seals or walrus something, you know, just hauling out of that really icy cold, water, and sunning themselves, or at least taking a break and resting on the on the ice. Our guest right now in traveled Rick steves is photographer, Paul Souters and Paul documents his summer sale. Hudson Bay in his book, Arctic solitaire, a boat obey in the quest for the perfect bear Paul's website is world photo dot com in that photo with an F world photo dot com. Paul, you write about how you had nightly conversations with your wife on the satellite phone until on. And I'm just looking at the excitement in your faces. You tell your story here and your wife, just must've pet Paul. You know you wanna be alone on a little boat for day after day on in the north end of Hudson Bay looking for bears. I mean, what's the joy take us there? Try to let us know what it's like there on a great day for you. Well, a great day up on the bay or any kind of anytime I'm out on the one she didn't just do this. Once she did it for four summers in a row. I went up for four summers, and it was immersive. I mean it just kind of just how I would wake up on the boat and the sun would be shining. And, and I just knew that like today was going to be the day even though it's never that day you kind of pump yourself up and have some coffee and some oatmeal and pull up the anchor and head out just start looking all around with the binoculars, and if I see a bear than the trick is not. Frighten it. I mean, not yet not to stress the animal. You turn the motor off. I turn motor off and actually I almost always set out in my little zodiac inflatable because it's much less threatening is lowered of the water. Right. So I would just run on a perilous low parallel course to see if he get curious. Okay. So we actually he's aware of you. And the question is, does he wanna come over and meet me? Exactly. Do you have something to protect yourself? If you wanted to do more than meet you I had to use my I just had to be really aware. I did bring y'all gun. I brought it's a little penny sized flare launcher that launches. Noisemaker shells. And I did also have a twelve gauge that I had bare banger shelves are called. I had those in there. But in the boat, I never had to do that at all. So you had to make a lot of decisions. I, I would think that you've got storms to deal with. You've got natural phenomena. She talked about title bores. What's a situation, you got yourself into. And you wish you would have done it a little differently. The weather almost. Always scared me more than the barest dead. I mean I was just a sitting duck out there. There were there's no harbor. There's no nice. Marina to go to. I just had to find a place where I could a little cove where I could drop anchor and shelter from any storms that were coming. And I relied on my wife Janet every night, we would we talk about the weather I right? And then I say, you're he knows where you are. This is cool, high tech kind of communication, and she can help you steer around storms are be ready for storms exactly with their fatigue thing. Or was there a fear thing you're alone? When were you really afraid, there are always credentials of fear? I think there was always an awareness of how far I was from any help. That'd be the major thing, something goes wrong. If you've got helped nearby, you're probably going to be okay, but something not desperate could go wrong. But if you got no help it can become desperate. I prided myself on kind of thinking through what could go wrong and trying to be ready for it. But there were times when things just snowballed out of control. There was one time huge pack ice came in. Coming in from the north and I was kind of watching it, but I wasn't keeping an eye on the other direction. And it actually I got pinched, and you could get in golfed and moving ice tables, I was closed off completely squeezed. The boat out of the water. I didn't wanna find out because if that happened, I guess, you've got outboard Motors. Right. So you could pull the Motors and not he wouldn't mess up your propellers. I didn't wanna find out. I actually I before I got caught because if I did then you're just I could get crushed. Both could be crushed by the ice. Little zodiac would be you'd be a little lifeboat. Exactly. And I didn't I just would be embarrassing jaws the talked about getting stuck in the ice. You wrote, quote, I felt like there was a target on my back and that was intimidating changing weather conditions suddenly, you'd be confronted by a wall of ice or a approaching storm. Give us a sense of, of that anxiety. That might cause every day, I had to worry about could I keep the boat safe, could I make sure you know, find someplace to. Anchor that night. So I always always kinda watching the ice and what direction it was coming from trying to keep an eye on the wind and always worried that I was going to get a big east wind coming in and blowing from four hundred miles across east, you're on the west side, so blowing across it's like an ocean wave coming at you. Exactly. It's huge storms. And there were a couple of times when big systems came in. And I sat hunkered behind just little crescents of rock, hoping that, you know, the waves wouldn't break over that. And I, I was stuck once for four days riding out, a gale and just a little cove that was probably one hundred and fifty yards long a wide so give you little shelter. I had shelter from the breaking seas. But could you've got the hook and be solid that you could sleep at night. Without it dragging. That was always the big scare anytime that it was blowing twenty-five thirty thirty-five sleep soundly, because you might wake up on the shore. Exactly. I I spent. A lot of nights just sitting in my captain's chair, staring at the GPS kind of watching the ark, as we went got were blown back informed or full summer vacation wonder if that's the case, and you, you had some encounters with the Inoue, it's the local indigenous people. What, what does that community like? And what did they think when they saw you coming in? I mean, I would imagine they'd wonder what you're up to exactly. I mean, there was a lot of curiosity because they just don't get outsiders coming in, in their own boat, just kind of motoring in out of the blue. They just don't see that it's there, so far away from any other no tourism there. There's very little tourism. We'll take a very hardy sort, as you go into one of these towns in its dislike your a trapper or something like that a little bit. I mean, their modern places there that they have to have modern schools. They have the candidates, they get their support from the government, even if they're in the far reaches exactly, they have to actually have really good infrastructure up there. And a lot of investment anytime I was coming close to a village. I. It always seemed like I'd run into a skiff full of, hunters, they were curious like, what is this? This is a new boat. They don't rank any at hunters exact meeting a little boat of guys that were out hunting. Yep. There's like these seventeen twenty two foot aluminum skiffs with one hundred and fifty horsepower. Outboard what were they hunting? They were hunting seal narwhal walrus. And that was their livelihood. Exactly. It's a, it's a traditional subsistence culture. They're using some modern technology the for Paul Souters shows us how a small capable boat can take you on the wildest adventures in his book Arctic solitaire about obey and the quest for the perfect bear. He includes photographs of polar bears, and icebergs, from his adventures in the Canadian Arctic labrador. And Greenland on his website world photo dot com and photo is spelled. F OT. Oh. The idea. The goal was to grab the best polar bear photograph ever, describe your most rewarding moment as a target for. Like you said, I went up there looking to take the best bowler a picture that it ever been shot. And I don't know that I did that, but I got certainly the best picture I've ever shot in thirty five years of trying. One of the earliest polar bears. I saw was swimming in the bay. And I saw her go under an iceberg and Popper head up to Burri in a little hole. And I managed to get the zodiac around and hold the camera out on a pole. So I wasn't right on top of her and she submerged and I thought the picture would be when she came up for oppressed. So I started shooting ahead of time just to try to get focus and she came up and breathed and went down and disappeared and swam away, I was shooting blind. I couldn't see what I was what the camera was seeing. And when I finally had a chance to look at the frames. There was just this one magical. Image of the bear peering up from under the ice at me. She was submerged and the setting midnight. Sun is off to the west and the sky is filled with smoke from forest fires to the south. It is a gift. It is like this perfect gem that perfect storm of circumstances. Exactly Paul Souters, thanks for chasing your dream in judging by the photographs in your book reaching it. Best wishes in your future travels. Thanks for writing Arctic. Solitaire, thank you. Some people call James Joyce's epic novel. Ulysses, one of the greatest works of literature. Others it's one the hardest books to read up next. We hear how James Joyce fans in Dublin try to recreate scenes from the novel on what they now call Bloom's day local guide, Joe Darcy takes us around Dublin next on travel with Rick steves. It can be a grand tour in when you have a good companion to take your on the streets of double the creative tradition of Irish literary greats like Becca Yates, choice in Shah continue on in its youthful arts and music scene to this day. And there's a lot of compelling history at your feet as well from its thirteenth century Dublin castle to its role as the second city of the British empire Dublin streets have known, feast and famine and they bore witness to the bloody struggle for Irish independence on a lighter note each year, the city commemorates, June. Sixteenth is blooms day. That's the day, the streets have Dublin become the haunt of James Joyce van says they painstakingly recreate the details of that day lived by his character. Leopold bloom in Ulysses. Joe Darcy specializes in walking tours of his hometown. He joins us now for insider tips for seeing the best of w Joe, thanks for being here. Thank you for having me. Thank you for having me. So Dublin was at one time, the number two city and the British empire it certainly was particularly in the eighteenth, century seventeen hundreds, it really was seventeen hundred zero period of architecture known as Georgian architecture and open went to a big big building boom, in the eighteenth, century, and Dublin's prosperous, Protestant class. They had a huge amount of money, and they built a huge amount all of these, when we see the great Georgian architecture, George in his British for neoclassical when you go to Dublin, and that was mostly Protestant bigwigs in Dublin representing the British throne. Yes. Sorry. Elite because the deal fish of the colony the official religion in Orland was Protestantism, although the vast majority of people were Catholic, we have this phrase called beyond the pale beyond the pale it relates the Dublin, when the Anglo Normans the precursor to the English when they arrived and captured the city of Dublin in eleven sixty seven eleven sixty nine your pardon and Dublin became the center of the English. Colony of Ireland in a very short period. They built castles in and around opened up to thirty miles north thirty miles forty miles south and ten twelve miles today to the west and that became known as the pale. P A, L, E beyond the pale and beyond the pale was outside the English control good life, teen you, if you venture beyond the beyond absolutely. Okay. Let's go back with our walk through Dublin now and to me that the center of Dublin would be O'Connell bridge, and you stand on O'Connell bridge. And what are we going to see your the guide? Tell us about the river. Tell us about over looking at what you're standing on O'Connell bridge, your standing on the, the river Liffey, which is flowing on the new rebel, if he flows in an east west direction almost perfectly EastWest for the city of Dublin. So what divides Dylan beautifully open to northside and southside, the northside of Dublin in the early Georgian period, was the place where the stock received built their houses, and then in around the middle of the eighteenth century, my name, James FitzGerald built his house now. Call lender house on the south side of the city and from the time he built his house there. All the, the rich people started to build their houses, on the south side, south on the north side kind of got deserted, from the, by the rich people and start to be populated by poor people. There's a working class edge to it. Yeah, yeah. Very much. So an in years, gone by, when Dublin's population was centered in the city Dublin's population that now spread into suburbs. But in years, gone by does a big population live in Dublin city centre, and you were defined by which side of the river. You were born on what's the joke. The north headers were called the accused the accused undecided side is where your honor your is that much of a gap. It's not so much now. But when I was growing up pretty rough rough and tumble district that when north side is where considered real less or more criminally inclined favorite joke, was years ago was why would us outside girl? I says the well off. Why would she go out with a northside a boy to get her handbag back? I want my handbag back just beyond the next bridge. Then down from O'Connell bridge. Wonderful memorial of six or seven figures, they are very tall takers. Very tall skinny figures. And I think what the sculpture has made them tall is to accept you. Wait. How thin they were Artem has had a long troubled history, but without a doubt the greatest disaster to happen to our was the famine of eighteen forty six hundred forty seven isn't the population of Ireland today, even less than it was before the great potato famine. Oh, it's still much less than the lately of the popular, ask something. There's a sense of art. In eighteen forty one the population of our was eight million people, the population of art, and in the nineteen hundred and one cents, which is the next one we have records for because a lot of records were destroyed was less than four million people, so half population hived and in a short period, there's no whether European country. No other. Western country think, has a population demographic that population is less than it was one hundred and fifty years. And that's part of the impact Ireland has had in the United States. There are more Irish people in the United States today than than in Ireland. That's very true. Yeah. This is travel with Rick steves. We're talking with Joe Darcy and he's a tour guide in Dublin, and we're taking a walk through Dublin, and Joe who went to walk from O'Connell bridge up O'Connell street. We see a lot of statues that just really tell the story of Irish history where some of the characters will meet on that dole Connell street, by the first, the first Dutch Z. It's right beside O'Connor bridge is the statue of Daniel O'Connell. He's one of my great heroes of Ireland, most of the heroes of Ireland our soldiers who have died fighting for Ireland but Daniel O'Connell is one of my great heroes, because he lived for ROY, and he was a politician in the early nineteenth century, who through peaceful means through organizing, the Catholics of ardent into a major, sort of block. They didn't have any votes in Ireland Catholics did not have the vote, but he organized a series of mass monster meetings, Munster meetings, tens of thousands of people. This was the Ford. They had amplified voice speakers yet this was very much like the velvet revolution. That went on eastern European countries. Soviet union. Yeah. Daniel O'Connell was doing this in the eighteen twenties. You'd also come upon the general post office, and, and this is to a lot of people going, well, it's the post office, but this is near and dear to the Irish soil genital post office, one of the most iconic buildings, not just in Dublin, but an Ireland why so I am an ardent has has been a colony of England for a long, long time. Seven hundred years, there's been many, many rebellions right throughout that time. And the most iconic of other guidance was through by nineteen sixty in which took place, mostly in Dublin on the morning of Easter Monday in nineteen sixty in a small group of Irish rebels captured the GPO, the general post office and declared an Irish Independent Republic. The rebellion was doomed to failure in terms of military, because they didn't have any numbers, they would easily going to get beaten, but what their intention was and what they succeeded in doing was to reinvigorate the demand by Artis people for their own nationhood, again, they had almost no chance of winning but they had dope. This just almost no chance. They had zero. So this is worse than the Alamo in America. Probably. She like the Alamo. To the Alamo. They had no hope of victory either nearby. There used to be a statue of the great British hero, Lord Nelson Lord Nelson's column Nelson's pillar was called. I think it was built around eighteen twenty or something that you can walk up Nelson's pillar in an internal stairway. I remember doing a chart for three Pence, which was a lot of money. I could buy a lot of tough for three Pence. I did it once in nineteen sixty six on the fiftieth anniversary of the nine nineteen sixty nine so that's fifty years after the years. Yeah. The general post office Republican Army put a bomb in the middle of Nelson's, pillar and knocked down from Dell. Halfway down you blew it up blew it up yet what stands there today? It was replaced by a statue of the river, goddess the goddess of the river, Liffey or name was Anna Libya. I loved an alleviates statue. She was a reclining figure. She must have been about eighteen twenty foot long surrounded by a fountain of water and most Dublin. People loved her there, quite often, people would put soap washing washing-up liquid into the fountain and chief peace around by Soanes, and she was known affectionately as the floozy in the jacuzzi. When the when the year two thousand was coming around a lot of European cities. I don't know about American cities were building doom projects to commemorate, the new millennia. Right. So there was a lot of designs put in for a new monument on the site of the former Nelson's pillar the winning. Project was a one hundred ten meter high metal spars called the monument of light and just like a stainless steel stainless steel spike, most people know what the spike, it's just like a big flagpole on it. Yeah, that's it. Yeah. Any other nicknames? It's the Spar. It's the needle the stiletto in the ghetto just that I don't wanna getaways as most popular nickname, you just across the road from the stiletto in the ghetto is a statue James Joyce on a streetcar north o street. And he's a typical James Joyce poll is he has his walking stick out, and he's known as the dick would stick. I'm Rick steves. This is travel with Steve for talking with Joe Darcy were walking through Dublin. Our phone number's eight seven seven three three three seven four to five and Charles calling in from Peachtree city, Georgia. Cheryl, thanks for your call. Hi, I'm going to be visiting Dublin on a cruise and I'm going to have a limited amount of time. We're just going to be there for about twelve hours. So I was wondering if you could tell me some of the things that I should I can't miss during that time. And maybe something that's off the beaten path. Well, one of the things hi it's Joe. What are the things that you, you shouldn't miss is the book of tells which is not the oldest mine descript. Book made annoyed him. But the, the most important, it's famous for the calligraphy and the incredible artwork. That's in it. That's on permanent display in Trinity College. Right in the heart of Dovan Moi advice would be if you're on a cruise ship does probably going to be lots of buses visiting into cut his they normally visit in the morning hours. So don't go there in the morning. If you go in there on your own arguably the most beautiful medieval art from the dark ages in Europe, the illuminated manuscript from the book of Kells. Absolutely. A, a reminder that Ireland was a real bright spot in Europe, when, when the rest of your Putin moon, call the dark ages, so as well as Trinity College, I would say, that's due in late afternoon. But before that perhaps, go up take a walk up to Dublin castle, in the grounds of Dublin castle, a lot of people get disappointed when they say Dublin castle because they're expecting the medieval castle Tobin castle, was destroyed by an accidental fire towards the end of the seventeenth century. And it's French-style building now but it's a magnificent building for a central government release ascent. It was the center of government of the British car of the colony of Ireland jet now. One thing I'd recommend Cheryl is to just take advantage of all the wonderful guides in Dublin. I mean Joe is one of them, but there's lots of good guides that give walking historic walking tours. They take an hour and a half or so, and students do it at Trinity College, and then guides meet you at different meeting points around Dublin, and they'll give you a good to our historical walk. So nuclear have fun Cheryl on your trip. Thank you very much. You bet and Stevens, calling in from cut of hay in Wisconsin. Steven, thanks for your call. Rick in two thousand thirteen my wife and I were is doubling and we happen to be there for blooms day, June sixteenth. And we took a. Guided James Joyce, walks, we went to Davy Byrne's pub for lunch. We have the traditional gorgonzola cheese sandwich and glass of burgundy and for anybody who has any interest in Dublin or Irish literature. I this should be a pilgrimage go just gave you a thumbs up that doesn't show over on the radio, but he's all for what you just said. If, if you were having good gorgonzola cheese sandwich in Davie burns on Bloom's eight two thousand and thirteen. I might have been there at the same time I was I was the guy dressed in. Well, that was Townsend's of people dressed. But I had a liberty bona hat on. I, I have my blooms. They outfit and I sincerely, hope if you did Davy burns on your pilgrimage that you went to a place called Sweeney's Sweeney's pharmacy is on Lincoln place in Dublin. And that's one of my favorite places until benun. If you're looking for something different to do and Dovan, visit sways pharmacy, not just on Bloom's day. Now what's so good about this pharmacy? Sweeney's pharmacy was a pharmacy built in eighteen forty five eighteen fifty. So it's a Victorian farm. Masih and the pharmacy has been preserved one of my colleagues in Sweden. I say when a Mike cottage, twenty six I'm director of FW sweaty complement, which is a charity, which looks after the Trump, it's a preserved Victorian pharmacy. But what makes it on the Joyce trail is in chapter five of James Joyce's? Ulysses classic book about dubbing onto sixteen to Joe nineteen hundred and four the Opole bloom around pen thirty in the morning goes into Sweeney's pharmacy, whitey's inswing as farmers. He's looking around. He's describing the bottles and jars onto shelves probably still there today. It's just it's just an incredibly preserved building on why these there, the oppo bloom Biza bottom lemon soap, so every visit our who visit us on Bloom's. They particularly they buy a bar soap, it's not just on Bloom's. They Sweeney's pharmacy is open every day. It's a little jam and open it only holds about twenty people. If they're all seated in there, we sit people in there and we read James Joyce L allowed on everyday between one o'clock two o'clock. There's a story read or a part of. Book. But if you go in there with a group of people outside those hours, they read a story for you, anyway. So now for those of us who are not that literate to have read Ulysses. What is boom? Stay bloom. They is the sixteenth of June James Joyce's, most famous novel is Ulysses which is about one day in Dublin and the day he'd show was the sixteen to June nineteen hundred and four, which is the day, that he went out with a girl named nor barnicle for the first time that was their first date, they eventually eloped a few months later. So the city celebrates James Joyce in his literary heritage every June sixteenth, every June. Sixteenth is now known as blooms day, and we dress up in the clothes of the period, and we follow the roots of both Leopold bloom. And a guy named Stephen Daedalus as they're walking backwards and forwards across Dublin on the sixteenth of July. Stephen, would you recommend being in Dublin on, on Bloom's day? I would my wife and I are going to be there again this year for bloom, stay, and we hope we can meet show and what you look forward to doing other than meeting Joe on Bloom's day. There's all kinds of. Titties, there's concerts, there's walks, there's just hanging out in the pub. A couple of other favorite hidden treats in Dublin me, we might want to be aware. The Marsh library is Arlyn's oldest public library, which three hundred year old I right beside Saint patches potato. So if you're a tourist in the likelihood is you're going to go along to Saint Patrick's cathedral at some stage and just a little bit further on. I'm talking fifty. Sixty ours is a Marsh library and the library has been preserved as it was built three hundred years ago. A three hundred year old library. Those are wonderful all of your plenty of find them in, in what's one more. Just a little bit outside Dublin city center is a place called the casino in Marino. It is an incredibly unique work of Georgian architecture from the late eighteenth century. It is a magnificent building on the outside. It looks like a Grecian temple would huge windows, a massive from door, and it looks for all the world like it's going to be one room. One big hall inside. And this would have been back from the days when Ireland was not chafing at British rule. But at least. Blin was embracing it and, and benefiting moment, it was embracing those Amman named James Caulfield, who was who had inherited a large fortune. And he went off in a grand tour of Europe when he was twenty years of age, and he came back with wonderful ideas of bringing classic architecture and classic art ninety built the casino Marino. Steven, thanks for your call. You bet. I'm speaking with Joe Darcy who's a tour guide in Dublin. His website is versus Dublin walks dot com today within walking through Dublin, and don't let just finish with temple bar, because that's just sort of the trendy khaki touristy full of him parties. Instead parties feared drinking zone. But you can't miss it when you're in Dublin. How can we approach and enjoy temple bar? You should walk through template bar Jordan the day because the couple of streets you're walking on our seventeenth centuries three that you're walking on. Yes, it is a little bit tacky. It's a bit of a tourist trap, but it's extremely colorful and there's also the music pub walk and the literary pub crawl. Oh, yeah. From the under wonderful experiences, because you can go from pub to public about the music or the literature, depending on your taste and temple bar, and Tilden was a thriving area in the eighteenth century. And it was full of as well as taverns and bars. It was full of theaters, including one called a small Couty theater, which has been restored now. And that was the first theater to be built in to British oils after the restoration of the monarchy in Britain in the mid seventeenth century so much history. So now when people go to Ireland they always when you order a beer, you get a Guinness. Yeah. If you say can have a pint, please department assumes you mean appointed Guinness. That's in Dublin in Dublin, of course. Yeah. Now, if you want the most scenic pint of Guinness, they say it doesn't travel very well. And if you want to get it right from the birthplace with a good view where would you go, the Guinness storehouse? Yeah, it gets very, very crowded during the summer months, and maybe go along towards the end of the day. What you have when you go through the Guinness museum? But you finish up on the bar at the top of the store, gravitas. It's called the gravity bar, and it has a one. View three hundred six you in the city. I think and he got an ice beer there. And everybody's in a good mood. And if, if you're kind of person that enjoys a brewery tour, it's an way to capita. So don't let's just finish. We walked all around town. We had our Guinness up on top the gravity bar. Take us to one last stop in the late afternoon or early evening. Grafton street is shopping street on the outside. The city it's been a pedestrian street feels like a shopping mall shelter. It's has a huge large department stores. But it has a lot of small shops as well. What Graefin street is most famous for us for the street entertainment. We refer to street entertainers of buskers on the books can be. US. K. I. N G. Sometimes my American visitors don't know that word I love that word yet rate, buskers unwrapped and street. And when I found unlike anywhere else is, of course, got street musicians. Chelsea have street, poets street poets as well. Yeah. Great opportunity to feel the pulse of Dublin dough Darcy. Thanks so much for your peak at. Beautiful city. Thank you. We'll see. Travel with Rick steves is produced by Tim captain is a Kaplan Wilner and caz hall. At Rick steves Europe in Edmonds. Washington banks to k- el-sisi an Eugene Oregon for studio help this week. 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567 Hokkaido; Arctic Solitaire; Bloomsday in Dublin

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567 Hokkaido; Arctic Solitaire; Bloomsday in Dublin

"Paul satyrs took his small boat to spend the summer sailing up the coast of Hudson Bay. He wanted photograph polar bears in the wild in the Canadian Arctic. But there were few surprises he hadn't banked on it took a lot of looking finding white bear on endless sea of white ice. Took a lot of patience and determination hour after hour for more relaxing adventure, the countryside of Japan's island of Hokkaido's ideal for a bicycle tour, mainly were enjoying the beautiful scenery is we cycle over rolling hills, covered with fields of flowers or crops almost looks like patchwork quilt. And if you're ever in Dublin on June sixteen look for Sweeney's pharmacy, that's where they hold special readings of Ulysses for plumes day. It's a little jam and it only holds about twenty people that they're all seated in there, but we sit people in there and we read James Joyce, LL come along for all sorts of ventures in our head. It's travel, Rick steves. Paul Souters really wanted to take some great photographs of polar bears in the wild away from the distractions of other photographers and tourists and maybe away from help to ingest it. He shares what he encountered in the waters of Hudson Bay all so he could capture a few candidate of the creature at the top of the food chain walk around Dublin Ireland, they'll show you how it was once second only to London with its elegant, Georgian architecture and you'll see evidence of seven hundred years of British rule, June sixteenth is also a fun time to be in Dublin when fans of James Joyce's. Ulysses relive many of the monuments described in that book. We get tips for boom day walking tour of Dublin a little later in the hour on today's travel with Rick steves the northernmost, major island in Japan is Hokkaido it lies off the eastern coast of Siberia. It has not hot springs wildlife in wildflowers, which prompts many people to call it the Alaska of Japan. Kaido is also where Ruthie Canady was born and raised in where she returns each year to take fellow bicyclists on a tour of the island, and it's a lot less expensive than Tokyo Ruthie joins us today to tell us more about Japan's wild open spaces. Hokkaido ruthie. Thanks for being with us. Thank you. I think it's interesting that you mentioned Hokkaido is a lot like the Alaska of Japan how so well it was far off the beaten trap, until the late eighteen hundreds prior to that, the only people living in Hokkaido were the indigenous. I knew people kind of similar to the history of the Pacific northwest in the US Japanese didn't come to Hokkaido until the late eighteen hundreds. And they were really pioneers. There were farmers who are clearing the land, and establishing dairy farms, and crop farms and immigrants from the main island hone shoe and other places who wanted a new opportunity, so. It was really only settled by Japanese in the late eighteen hundreds and then the hunt. So it's more than physically, like, Alaska, it's demographically in historically, like, Alaska, because when you go to hunt shoe, the main island, where you'll find Tokyo, it feels like the culture has been there for thousands of years. It's just so stab list. But when you venture north, that's like the wild west or the great frontier, isn't it? Yes. And many Japanese who live in hunt shoe or the other islands further south have never been to hook Idaho. And when they go for the first time many of them remark. Wow, this is like going to a foreign country, it really is different the terrain, and because of the colder climate until recently, they didn't grow rice. They mainly grew crops like corn and we eat and barley and sugar. Beets and dairy farms is not your clothes Shetik image of Japan, then yeah, it's different. It's really similar to the Pacific northwest where I live now in Oregon. So you mentioned the. Indigenous? I knew culture we know what happens to our indigenous culture in the nineteenth century. However, the I knew fared this history is rather similar and sadly, I knew were discriminated against and their subsistence economy was based on salmon fishing and hunting. And that was banned private. Salmon fishing was banned by the Japanese government at one point as an attack on the on the viability of their economy. Yes. And also their language was forbidden. So they were not allowed to continue using their language if they went to school, but recently their efforts to revive some of their cultural practices, and religions and also their language. Are they physically more like Mongolians or people from no, not like Mongolia? They're like, indigenous people in other places like into it or eskimo. Okay. I think they're related to the indigenous peoples that came across the Bering strait stone with America with their own language. Yes, I don't. Think they're any native speakers left anymore, but they have knowledge of the language in are trying to teach it and preserve it. If you're a tourist to Hokkaido, and you wanted to learn about the I knew are there, museums are there, cultural, sort of preserves where you, you might be able to learn about this culture. Yes, you could go to new museums and south Boto or us. I and there are several villages where I knew people live, still and you can go and see and learn how their life as and their textiles their music, dance and so on. And they performed some shows for tourists, who up to like native Americans in our country and suppose most tourist would have on their checklist of things to do rather than the indigenous. I knew they would have emphasis on the outdoors skiing hiking enjoying the parks. What would we find there in that regard? Well, there's many natural hot springs throughout Japan, but also beautiful choldera lakes in Oregon. We have. Crater lake national park in Hokkaido. There are five called era lakes, so called derelict being the remains of volcano filled with water volcano that exploded and then water gathered in the crater and formed a lake. And so, yeah, you can go hiking. You can enjoy being on the lakeside. Sometimes they're hot springs that come out of the ground right next to the lake or you can dig in the sand and create your own hot spring bath. So scenic beauty is wonderful in Hokkaido, when I think hot springs, I think Kyushu at the other end of Japan. Right. But the whole island chain of Japan of all canes that came out. ABC's all over the place there. Over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan. Many of them are steaming in, they're closely monitored, to make sure when they're getting ready to erupt that they know about it. And Hokkaido is just across the water from Russia. In fact, you mentioned there's some disputed islands between Hokkaido in Russia, right at the end of world. War, two actually, after the World War, Two ended Russia took over four islands to the east of Hokkaido, and the closest one is only a couple miles off the coast of eastern Hokkaido. And so it's still disputed Japan would like to have them back, but it's, you know, politically difficult a bit so you can literally see Russia from Hokkaido though, I grew up in eastern, Hokkaido and grew up thinking of Russia's being east of Hokkaido, because the islands were there the four island there you go. Riddick navy's. Introducing us to Japan's northern island Hokkaido right now on travel with Rick steves Ruthie was born and raised in Japan. But now lives in Oregon. She's the author of the moon, guidebook living abroad in Japan. She also leads annual cycling tours of Hokkaido and other destinations in Japan. Her website is Japan cycle tour dot com. Ruthie also posts regularly on Facebook under living abroad in Japan and Japan cycle, tours Ruthie. If you're going to be touring Hokkaido by bicycle describe what we'd experience because you've for years, taking groups around on bike, does it lend itself in particular to biking. And what would be some of the highlights of, of an itinerary, Hokkaido's much less densely populated than the rest of Japan? The land areas about the size of Indiana, but they're only five million people and one and a half million live in the capital city. So when you go to other areas of Hokkaido, it's really wide open. The roads are newer, and pave. And wider with wide shoulders. So it lends itself to cycling, and there's many beautiful lakes and mountains and farms recently, you have opportunities to visit farms and help make something make a craft or make some food that's being emphasized a lot more for tourists to give them some experiences on my tour. We also participate in a traditional tea ceremony and option to try out wearing a chemo. No, we've visited I knew museum. We also visit some art museums, but mainly were enjoying the beautiful scenery as we cycle over rolling hills that are covered with a field of flowers or crops. Almost looks like patchwork quilt, if I'm going to Japan and I wanna get the great outdoors and enjoy that bike tour fun. But I'm also just an amored with traditional Japanese. Culture much as does different. If you traveled in, in Hokkaido, would you feel the Japanese cuisine, and, and the Japanese sort of approach to life, there, or is it that much of an outlier that would be feeling like a different country? Well, if you stay in a traditional in joke on you would still get a same experiences. Staying in Yukon and another part of Japan. The Tommy room where you, they lay out the stone comforters and night asleep on and you take your shoes off and wear slippers. And you might be served your meal on a low table. He's supposed to take bath before you eat. That's considered a way to relax and get ready for a meal is too. Yeah. Spring bath in my real wanted to eat, and you are burying, you can't you gotta go soak in the hot bath. I guess, but it just wanna eat no. You gotta go to realize, I'm not gonna win this one. So just go there and enjoy the bat, then it turned out to be a really a delight. I would say any good real kind. You'd have a hot bath. Wouldn't you? Yes. And especially for cyclists if you've been biking all day, and maybe it's either in hot and sweaty or maybe cold and rainy of bath is something to look forward to when you arrive at your hotel, and even some western style hotels have large baths, that are, you know, women and men are separate, but big hot bath, where you can splash the hot water all over here. And I've had I've had some very nice conversations with Japanese people in the spas, just people seem to be relaxed and a little bit. Yeah. Handed. I don't know what it is. But, you know, people talk about stuff when they're naked in a lot of hot water. Yes, I write about that, in my book, living abroad, Japan that be. Being naked is a great equalizer because you have no idea what their status is or what they do in their daily life. You're all in the bath together, he really are. And it's something every American traveler should do is get naked with Japanese people in a hot bath. Right. And watch what they do. And just do the same thing. This is travel with Rick steves who've been talking with Ruthie Canady book is the moon guide. Living abroad, Japan, obviously, you just love teaching deputies culture and have a great sensitivity for it in an experience there in your work as a guide taking your bike tours around Hokkaido, which one teaching experience, that you, particularly enjoy us just wrap up our conversation with a final sort of thought on the joy of teaching Americans intricacies of Japanese culture, that you can enjoy on the seat of a bicycle. Yes. Well, I like to teach some greetings in Japanese so that people on my tour and greet people, and also phrases that you use at the beginning of the meal. Eat Duckie moss. I will receive and at the end of the meal. The go-to. So summa, it was a feast. Thank you. I feel that teaching those kind of phrases makes a good entry into Japanese culture, and also because it's so safe you don't have to worry if you're alone. Or few get lost, I don't think I've ever lost anybody on my bike tour. But if you do get lost, you can always find somebody to help you and they will probably take you to the destination. So it's very safe, and you can relax and enjoy getting to know people and enjoying the culture Ruthie Agee when it comes to this quick, little discussion. We've had about enjoying Hokkaido goats. So summa. Good soil summa. It was a beast. Thank you, though. It does she must it. We have links to ruthies websites with this week show at Rick, steves dot com slash radio. We're walking the streets of Dublin for bloom, stay in just a bit. But I it's a whole different world on the icy waters of Hudson Bay as a Seattle photographer goes in search of a rare close up of polar bears in the wild. That's next on travel with Rick steves. Sione bingo. This VIV Steve's. Hello. My name is quantum. Theon. I come from Seville on a travel with Rick states, so thin this via EVS hook onto states when they turned fifty five sports car, but photographer Paul Saudis had other plans. He wanted to spend a summer alone exploring the waters of Canada's Hudson Bay to reach the sea ice polar bears lip. He's been all over the world even to the Arctic to photograph penguins, but fewing the creature at the top of the food chain in their natural environment. You're the top of the world was something Paul had long wanted to do, so he bought a small motorboat got lots of gear and made plans to spend the summer in Canada. He tells the story of his adventure with stunning photographs from the trip in his book Arctic solitaire. He joins us now on travel with Rick steves to tell us what he found as he sailed up. Hudson Bay Paul. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me, 'enrich. So set the stage where exactly did you go and why? Well, I had wanted to photograph polar bears for years. I mean they're just the iconic species of the north whenever you think of Arctic Canada or the North Pole. You think polar bears, there's a couple of ways you can see them and it involves spending a lot of money and going places and being surrounded by other photographers interests. I wanted to see if I could do it on my own. That was the trick for me if I could walk out my front door travel, overland and alone, and somehow make it up to the Arctic ice say about a little boat in, you sailed up Hudson Bay. But you've mentioned you're just not that much of a voter. I wasn't when I started. I mean it's sounds like a, an adventure waiting to happen with not everything predictable. It was a disaster waiting to happen. That's the nice better way to put it. Yeah. I had actually bought the boat a couple years before that, because I wanted to take it up to Alaska and at least learn the ropes. So I went up to southeast Alaska and photographed humpback whales went out past Kodiak island to, to take pictures of Brown bears along, the Kent might national park other photo travel of foul. I cut my teeth a little bit ahead, a sense that these others were with the teams of people with guides or these were solo. It was also all solo. So this was your thing to go out in the wilderness, solo with your camera describe Hudson Bay, because I don't even know how the perspective changes on the map at different latitudes of everybody. It is big. It's Greenland size big. It is enormous. I mean, it they call it Hudson Bay. But really, it's a vast inland sea, it's six hundred miles north to south up to four hundred miles across, and it's frozen half of the year. And there's not a tree or a hill and half at miles in any direction stopping win and not a hill to stop the wind. It is deadly flat. And then you were there in the summer. But apparently, if you go far enough, north you eventually hit ice. Exactly. I mean when you hit ice you start looking for. Polar bears. Exactly. I mean you'll see bears along the shore and a lot of my pictures, sort of bears on rock or bear swimming from one of baron territory for bear shooting. I think I mean it's just looking at the photographs in there. It's the sky is big. It is the endless overwhelming. I mean it's really your little in that Amy boat tiny boat. You read that you are inspired by other historic sailors on Hudson Bay. What sort of historic action was there in that part of Canada? You know, in the last centuries, the earliest explorers, just came to terrible ends up there. Henry Hudson, the guy who the bays named after was actually set adrift by mutineers. You know, it was a wretched way to die. But at least he got the bay named after him. That was the end of them. They don't know where he. And no they never. They never found him there. They set them adrift. What a cool place to go for summer vacation, exactly. Okay. So tell us about this boat because it's I mean I grew up on boats, and twenty two feet. Is that's a little runabout. I found these boats more by luck than research. They were just sturdy cabin cruisers building fiberglass right up north, I'm Bellingham Washington to me, it seemed like the VW van like the camper bus of votes Zinni. Okay, it was just big enough for big enough for a you've got to get out of the weather. Is it just one motor? I had to Honda forty horse outboard. So he didn't go to I definitely wanted to have a backup. I was always worried that something was going to go wrong. And it usually did in the name of the boat was seasick, everybody who buys one of the one of these folks seems to think the C stands for clever and name some like see wolf and seesaw and I see sick. And he said, you learned the hard way how a boat can be a hole in the water where you put your money. Absolutely. I kept every winter, I would sort of. Think about it. What went wrong and what I could improve and would be online, buying a new chart plotter, and new a backup depth sounder, anything I can think of I was bringing along and heads in bay are they're nice days, or is it or can it be kind of brutal winter cold? There were some nice days of like I could probably wouldn't run out of fingers counting them up where it was t shirt weather, and colic and the rest of the time it was howling and stormy and freezing. So you left your wife for the summer for what three or four years in a row and you went over there, and you've got your boat heading north for polar bears. Tell us about, you know, refueling and the practicalities of this getting provision, my images. There's just a few little Inuit settlements and the skulls of wild animals sitting on the mainland, you know, you pretty much nailed it. There's just a half a dozen villages all along the west coast, scattered across six hundred miles, and I. Always had to be aware of how much fuel I had and how much gas, I had left, you know, it'd be very embarrassing to have to start paddling the last few miles. And so I always kept an eye on the fuel level and anytime I came to one of the villages, that was my first order of business was looking for the gas station and refilling. That was like a constant worry. And I was just always kind of thinking, like how much longer can I go? You're not sailing. You're motoring, I'm motoring. There's no when you're out of you don't wanna be rowing. Twenty two seasick vote. Photographer. Paul Souters has taken some amazing photographs around the world right now on travel with Rick steves. He's telling us what he encountered on a rather. Risky expedition up the western shore of Hudson Bay to photograph polar bears in the while his book Arctic solitaire is published by mountaineers books. You'll find photos Paul took on his heads and adventure online at Arctic solitaire dot com. Okay. Now it's all about polar bears. What is it about poor bears? You call them the, the top of the food chain special creature. What's the intrigue here for a photographer just thing polar bears? Are they are like this iconic species? They really if you think about the north is the one animal that everybody gravitates to. They're smart. They're cool animals. They're gorgeous to look at for me. At least I really find it compelling to be out among predators among an animal 'cause you're top of the food chain. Also. I'm second I'm definitely not your number two at best bad because I'm top of the food chain, but I'm looking at this guy here this this, you're a photographer and the photograph on the cover of your book Arctic solitaire, one thing, whenever I look at these, you know, I I've talked to other photographers all about polar bears. You look into the highs that polar bear and it's like there's another world there in from his perspective. And this is our world connecting with their. World. And he's usually sitting on the top of hunk of ice. That's melting. Absolutely. I mean there is an intelligence and a soul finis there so often. That's it. Yeah. That really appealed to me. You know, I went up there thinking that maybe I could somehow capture some of that spirit and my pictures, I don't know if I did or I didn't. But it's this like the allusive dream, or do you do you pretty routinely see polar bears? When you're out there in the right spot looking for them. It took a lot of looking. I mean final white bear on an endless sea of white ice. What took a lot of patience and determination, our after our either for a hundred days and your day is really just sitting there in your little seasick boat. Looking scanning the ice for something white. Absolutely. I had our our and then you see him and you your some close, and he decides to lope away, most of the time, I have a lot of pictures of the south end of northbound errors. He also says a few other ammos, I would imagine you've got some great shots of walruses and sea creatures. Exactly. I mean, there's, you know, there's it's a big open space, whenever we I encountered ice I could almost always count on there, being seals or walrus something, you know, just hauling out of that really icy cold, water, and sunning themselves, or at least taking a break and resting on the on the ice. Our guest right now in traveled, Rick steves, photographer, Paul, Saudis and Paul documents his summer sale. Hudson Bay in his book, Arctic solitaire, a boat obey and the quest for the perfect bear Paul's website is world photo dot com in that photo with an F world photo dot com. Paul, you write about how you had nightly conversations with your wife on the satellite phone until, and I'm just looking at the excitement in your faces you tell your story here and your wife just must have Paul you know, you wanna be alone on a little boat for day after day on in the north end of Hudson Bay looking for bears. I mean, what's the joy take us there? Try to let us know what it's like there on a great day for you. We'll a great day up on the bay or any kind of anytime out in the wash. It didn't just do this. Once you for four summers in a row. I went for four summers, and it was immersive. I mean it just kind of just how I would wake up on the boat and the sun to be shining in. And I just knew that like today was gonna be the day even though it's never that you kind of pump yourself up and have some coffee and some oatmeal and pull up the anchor and head out just start looking all around with the binoculars, and if I see a bear than the trick is not to frighten it. I mean not to stress the animal, you turn the motor off. I turn motor off, actually I almost always set out in my little zodiac inflatable because it's much less threatening. It's lowered the water. Right. So I would just run on apparel, slow parallel course to see if you get curious. Okay. So we actually he's aware of you. And the question is. He wanna come over and meet me. Exactly. Do you have something to protect yourself? If you wanted to do more than me, you, I had to use my I just had to be really aware. I did bring gun. I brought. It's a little sized flare launcher that launches noisemaker shells. And I did also have a twelve gauge that I had bare banger shelves are called. I had those in there. But in the boat, I never had to do that at all. So you had to make a lot of decisions. I, I would think that you've got storms to deal with. You've got natural phenoms you talked about title, bores, what's a situation, you got yourself into. And do she would have done it a little differently? The weather almost always scared me more than the barest Ed. I mean I was just a sitting duck out there. There were there's no harbor. There's no nice. Marina to go to. I just had to find a place where I could little cove where I could drop anchor and shelter from any storms that were coming. And I relied on my wife Janet every night, we would we talk about the weather. I right. And then I guess, say you're where you are. This is cool high-tech kind of communication, and she can help you steer around storms are be ready for storms exactly with their fatigue thing. Or was there a fear thing you're? Alone. When were you really afraid there were always creations of fear? I think there was always an awareness of how far I was from any help. That'd be the major thing, something goes wrong. If you got help nearby, you're probably going to be okay, but something, not desperate could go wrong. But if you got no help it can become desperate. I prided myself on kind of thinking through what could go wrong and trying to be ready for it. But there were times when things just snowballed out of control. There was one time huge pack ice came in was coming in from the north and I was kind of watching it, but I wasn't keeping an eye on the other direction, and it actually got pinched in, you could get in goofed and moving ice tables, I was closed off completely squeezed. The boat out of the water. I didn't wanna find out because if that happened, I guess, you've got outboard Motors. Right. So you could pull the Motors up and he wouldn't mess up here propellers. I didn't wanna find out. I actually I before I got caught because if I did then you're just I could get crushed both to be crushed by the ice. Little zodiac would be. You'd be in a little lifeboat. Exactly. And I didn't I just would be embarrassing. The talked about getting stuck in the ice. You wrote, quote, I felt like there was a target on my back. And that was an -ticipant changing weather conditions. Suddenly you'd be confronted by a wall of ice or a approaching storm. Give us a sense of, of that anxiety. That might cause every day I had to worry about could I keep the boat safe could, you know, find someplace to anchor that night. So I always always kinda watching the ice in what direction it was coming from trying to keep an eye on the wind and always worried that I was going to get a big east wind coming in and blowing from four hundred miles across east, you're on the west side, so blowing across it's like an ocean wave coming at you. Exactly. It's huge storms. And there were a couple of times when big systems came in. And I sat hunkered behind just little crescents of rock, hoping that, you know. Saves wouldn't break over that. And I was stuck once for four days riding out, a gale in just a little cove that was probably a hundred and fifty yards long allied, so give us a little shelter. I had shelter from the breaking seas. But could you've got the hook and be at that you could sleep at night. Without it dragging. That was always the big scare anytime that it was blowing twenty five thirty thirty five sleep soundly, because you might wake up on the shore. Exactly I spent a lot of nights just sitting in my captain's chair staring at the GPS kind of watching arc as we went got were blown back in funder full summer vacation wonder if you had some encounters with the enu, it's the local indigenous people. What is that community like? And what did they think when they saw you coming in? I mean, I would mention they'd wonder what you're up to exactly. I mean, there was a lot of curiosity because they just don't get outsiders coming in, in their own boat, just kind of motoring out of the blue. They just don't see that it's there, so far. Away from any other tourism there. There's very little tourism. We'll take a very hardy sort, as you go into one of these towns, and it's just like me. You're a trapper or something like that a little bit. I mean their modern places there you know, they have to have modern schools. They have the candidates, they get their support from the government, even if they're in the far reaches exactly. They have actually have really good infrastructure up there. And a lot of investment anytime I was coming close to a village. I it always seemed like I'd run into a skiff full of hunters, they were curious, what is this? This is a new boat. They don't right at hunters, exact meaning a little boat of guys that were out hunting. Yep. There's like these seventeen twenty two hundred aluminum skiffs with a hundred and fifty horsepower outboard. What would they hunting? They were hunting seal Manar wall walrus, and that was their livelihood. Exactly. It's a traditional subsistence culture, they're using some modern technology photographer. Paul Souters shows us how a small capable boat can take you. On the wildest adventures in his book, Arctic solitaire, a boat obey and the quest for the perfect bear. He includes photographs of polar bears an icebergs, from his adventures in the Canadian Arctic labrador. And Greenland on his website. World photo dot com and photo is spelled. F. OT. O. The idea. The goal was to grab the best polar bear photograph ever, describe your most rewarding moment as of Taga for like you said, I went up there looking to take the best bowler picture that it ever been shot. And I don't know that I did that, but I got the best picture I've ever shot in thirty five years of trying. One of the earliest polar bears. I saw was swimming in the bay. And I saw her go under an iceberg and Popper head up to Burri in a little hole. And I managed to get the zodiac around and hold the camera out on a pole. So I wasn't right on top of her, and she submerged, and I thought the picture would be when she came up for breast. So I started shooting ahead of time just to try to get focus and she came up and breathed and went down and disappeared swam away. I was shooting blind. I couldn't see what I was what the camera was seeing. And when I finally had a chance to look at the frames. There was just this one magical. Image of the bear Puran up from under the ice at me. She was submerged and the setting midnight sun is off the west and the sky is filled with smoke from forest fires to the south. It is a gift. It is like this perfect gem that perfect storm of circumstances. Exactly Paul Souters, thanks for chasing your dream in judging by the photographs in your book reaching it. Best wishes in your future travels. Thanks for writing Arctic. Solitaire, thank you. Some people call James Joyce's epic novel. Ulysses, one of the greatest works of literature. Others it's one the hardest books to read up next. We hear how James Joyce fans Dublin try to recreate scenes from the novel on what they now. Call Bloom's day local guide Joe Darcy takes us around Dublin next on travel with Rick steves. It can be a grand tour in when you have a good companion to take your on the streets of double the creative tradition of Irish literary greats like Becca choice, Shah continue on in its youthful arts and music scene to this day. And there's a lot of compelling history feud as well from its thirteenth century Dublin castle to a troll as the second city of the British empire Dublin streets have known, feast and famine and they bore witness to the bloody struggle for independence on a lighter note each year, the city commemorates, June. Sixteenth is blooms day. That's the day, the streets have Dublin become the haunt of James Joyce van says they painstakingly recreate the details of that day lived by his character. Leopold bloom in Ulysses. Joe Darcy specializes in walking tours of his hometown. He joins us now for insider tips for seeing the best of Joe, thanks for being here. So Dublin was at one time the number two city in the British empire that certainly was. Regularly in the eighteenth, century, seventeen hundreds, it really was seventeen hundred is period of architecture known as Georgian architecture and open went to a big big building boom, in the eighteenth, century and Dublin's prosperous, Protestant class. They had a huge amount the money, and they built a huge amount all of these, when we see the great Georgian architecture, Georgian his British for neoclassical when you go to double, and that was mostly Protestant bigwigs in Dublin representing the British throne. Yes. Because the deal fish of the colony the official religion and Orland was Protestantism, although the vast majority of people are Catholic, we have this phrase called beyond the pale beyond the pale it relates the Dublin when the enormous, the precor city English when they arrived and captured the city of Dublin in eleven sixty seven sixty nine apartment and Dublin became the center of the English colony of Ireland in a very short period. They built castles in and around up up to. Thirty miles, north thirty miles, forty miles south and ten twelve miles to the west, and that became known as the pale. P A, L, E beyond the pale and beyond the pale was outside the English control good life, teen you, if you venture beyond the absolutely. Okay, let's go back with our walk through Dublin now and to me that the center of Dublin would be O'Connell bridge, and you stand on O'Connell bridge. And what are we going to see your the guide told us about the river? Tell us about over looking at what you're standing on O'Connell bridge, your stunning on the, the river Liffey just flowing on the new river Liffey flows in an east west direction, almost perfectly east for the city of Dovan. So it divides beautifully open to northside and southside, the north side of in the early Georgian period, was the place where the stock received build their houses, and then in around the middle of the eighteenth century, my name, James, FitzGerald built his house, now call lens to house on the south side of the city and from the time he built his house there. All the, the rich. People started to build their houses on the south side on the north side kind of got deserted, from the rich people and start to be populated by poor people. There's a working class edge to it. Yeah, yeah. Very much. So an in years, gone by, when Dublin's population was centered in the city, Dublin's population, and they'll spread into suburbs. But in years gone, boy, there's a big population in Dublin city centre, and you were defined by which side of the river, you born on what's the joke. The north headers were called the accused the accused undecided side is where your honor your is that much of a gap. It's not so much. Now when I was growing up pretty rough rough and tumble district that when China's where considered roof less or more criminally inclined favorite joke, was years ago was why would a Sout side girl says the well off? Why would she go out with a north side a boy to get her handbag back? I want my handbag back just beyond the next bridge down from Connel bridge is a wonderful memorial of six or seven figures. They are very tall takers very. Tall skinny figures. I think what the sculpture has made them tall is to sensu eight. How thin they were ardent has had a long troubled history, but without a doubt the greatest disaster to happen to our was the feminine. Eight forty six forty seven isn't the population of Ireland today, even less than it was before the great potato famine. Oh, it's still much less than it was later of the popular or something. There's a sense of our eighteen forty one on the population of our was eight million people, the population of art, and in the nineteen hundred one cents, which is the next one we have records for because a lot of records were destroyed. It was less than four million people, so half publish hived and a short period, there's no whether European country. No other western country has a population demographic, that population is less than one hundred and fifty years. And that's part of the impact Ireland has had in the United States. There are more Irish people in the United States today than than in Ireland. That's very true. Yeah. This is travel with Rick steves for talking with Joe Darcy. And he's a tour guide and Dublin and we're taking a walk through. And Joel wanna walk from O'Connell bridge up O'Connell street. We see a lot of statues that just really tell the story of Irish history where some of the characters will meet on that dole Connell street, the first the first duchy, it's right beside O'Connor bridge is the sexual Daniel O'Connell. He's one of my great heroes of Ireland, most of the heroes of Ireland our soldiers who have died fighting for Ireland but Daniel O'Connell is one of my great here. It was because he lived for Orland. He was a politician in the early nineteenth century who through peaceful means through organizing, the Catholics of art into a major sort of block. They didn't have any votes in Orland Catholics did not have the vote, but he organized series of mass monster meetings, Munster meetings, tens of thousands of people, this was before they had amplified voice speakers, yet, this was very much like the velvet revolution. That went on an eastern European countries Soviet Union. Yeah. He Donyell was doing this in the eighteen twenties. You'd also come upon the general post office. And, and this is to a lot of people on walls, the post office, but this is near and dear to the Irish soil. The general post office is one of the most iconic buildings, not just in Dublin, but an island while am when ardent has has been a colony of England for a long, long time. Seven hundred years, there's been many, many rebellions right through that time. And the most iconic of other Degen's was through nineteen sixty in which took place, mostly in Dublin on the morning of Easter Monday in nineteen sixty in a small group of our rebels captured the GPO, the general post office and declared an Irish Independent Republic. The rebellion was doomed to failure in terms of military, because they didn't have any numbers would easily going to get beaten. But what their intention was succeeded in doing was to reinvigorate the demand by Artis people for their own nationhood again. They had almost no chance of winning but they had this just almost, no chance. They had zero. So this isn't worse than the Alamo in America. Probably. She much like the Alamo. To the Alamo. They had no hope victory either nearby. There used to be a statue of the great, British hero, Lord Nelson Lord Nelson's column Nelson's pillar. It was called. I think it was built around eighteen twenty or something that you could walk up Nelson's pillar in an internal stairway. I remember doing chart for three Pence, which was a lot of money. I could buy a lot of toughness for three Pence. I did it once in nineteen sixty six on the fiftieth anniversary of the nineteen sixty Biden. So that's fifty years after years. Yeah. General post office army put a bomb in the middle of Nelson's, pillar and knocked down from Bill halfway down you blew it up blew it up yet what stands there today? It was replaced by a statue of the river goddess the goddess of the river. Leafier name was Anna Livia. I loved an eligaya statue. She was a reclining figure. She must have been about eighteen twenty foot long surrounded by a fountain of water and most people loved her there, quite often, people would put soap washing up liquid into the fountain, and she piece around by swords, and she was no one affectionately as the floozy in the jacuzzi. When the when the year two thousand was coming around a lot of European cities. I don't know that American cities, a lot of your prince were building do projects to commemorate the millennia, right. So there was a lot of designs put in for a new monument on the site of the former Nelson's pillar to winning. Project was a one hundred ten or high metal spires called the monument of light and just like a stainless steel stainless steel spike most people notice the spike, it's just like a big flagpole on it. Yeah, that's it. Yeah. Any other nicknames? It's the spire. It's the needle the stiletto in the ghetto just that I don't wanna getaways as most popular nickname, you just across the road from the stiletto in the ghetto is a statue James Joyce on a streetcar north street. And he's a typical James Joyce Posey has his walking stick out, and he's known as the dick would stick. I'm Rick steves this travel with Steve for talking with Joe Darcy where walking through Dublin. Our phone number's eight seven seven three three three seven four to five and Charles calling in from Peachtree city, Georgia. Cheryl, thanks for your call. Hey, I'm going to be visiting Dublin on a cruise. And I'm gonna have a limited amount of time. We're just going to be there for about twelve hours. So I was wondering if you could tell me some of the things that I should I can't miss during that time. And maybe something that's off the beaten path, one of the things. Hi, it's Joe. What are the things that you, you shouldn't miss is the book of tells which is not the oldest manuscript made annoyed. But the most important, it's famous for the calligraphy and the incredible artwork. That's in it. That's on permanent display in Trinity College. Right in the heart of Dovan, invoice would be if you're on a cruise ship does probably going to be lots of buses visiting into college. They normally visit in the morning hours. So don't go there in the morning. If you go into on your own arguably the most beautiful medieval art from the dark ages in Europe, the illuminated manuscripts, and the book of Kells up -solutely, a reminder that Ireland was a real bright spot in Europe, when, when the rest of your moon called the dark ages, so as well as Trinity College, I would say, that's due in late afternoon. But before that perhaps, go up take a walk up to Dublin castle, the grounds of Dublin castle, a lot of people get disappointed when they say, Dovan castle, because that expect in the medieval castle Dublin castle was destroyed by an accidental fire towards the end of the seventeenth century. And it's French-style building now but it's a magnificent building central government release Essent. It was the center of government of the British of the colony of Ireland jet now. One thing I'd recommend Cheryl is to just take advantage of all the wonderful guides in Dublin Joe's one of them. But there's lots of good guides that give walking historic walking tours. They take an hour and a half or so, and students do it at Trinity College, and then guides meet you at different meeting points around Dublin, and they'll give you a good to our historical walk so nuclear have fun chair on your trip. Thank you very much. You bet and Stevens calling in from CUDA. Hey, in Wisconsin. Steven, thanks for your call, Rick. In two thousand thirteen my wife and I were in Dublin, and we happen to be there for blooms day, June sixteenth, and we took a couple of guided James Joyce walks, we went to Davy Byrne's pub for lunch. We had the traditional gorgonzola cheese sandwich and glass of burgundy and for anybody who has any interest in Dublin or Irish literature. I this should be a pilgrimage gave you a thumbs up that doesn't show verb on the radio, but he's all for what you just said. If, if you were good gorgonzola cheese sandwich in Davie burns on Bloom's two thousand thirteen I might have been there at the same time. I was the guy dressed in well, thousands of people dressed, but I had a lovely boater hat on. I, I have my blooms they outfit, and I sincerely, hope if you did David Burns on your pilgrimage that you went to a place called swankies his pharmacy is on Lincoln place in on. That's one of my favorite places job on if you're looking for something different to do in Dovan visits. He's pharmacy, not just on Bloom's day now. What's good about this pharmacy pharmacy was a pharmacy built in eighteen forty five eighteen fifty? So it's Victorian pharmacy and the pharmacy has been preserved one of my colleagues in say one of my cottage when he says, I'm a director of FW sweaty complement, which is a charity, which looks after the shop. It's a preserved Victorian pharmacy. But what makes it on the Joyce trail is in chapter five of James Joyce's? Ulysses classic book about job and under sixteen to join nineteen hundred four the Opole bloom, around pen thirty in the morning goes into Swazis pharmacy. He's farmers. He's looking around. He's describing the bottles and the jars onto shelves probably still today. It's just an incredibly preserve building on why these there, Leopold bloom Biza bottom lemon soap, so every visitor who visit us on Bloom's particularly, they Bida bar, soap, it's not just on bloom say Sweeney's pharmacy is open every day, it's a little jammed open. It only holds about twenty people. If they're all seated in there, but we sit people in there and we read James Joyce elder lout everyday between one o'clock two o'clock. There's a story read or a part of a book. But if you go in there with a group of people outside those hours, they read a story for anyway. So now for those of us who are not that literate to have read Ulysses, what is boom. Stay blooms. They is the sixteenth of June James Joyce's, most famous novel is Ulysses, which is about one day in Dublin and the day he chose was the sixteen to June nineteen hundred four, which is the day, that he went out with a girl named nor barnicle for the first time that was their first days. They eventually eloped a few months later. So the city celebrates James Joyce in his literary heritage every June sixteenth, every June. Sixteenth is now known as blooms day, and we dress up in the clothes of the period, and we follow the roots of Leopold bloom. A guy named Stephen data as they're walking backwards and forwards across stubborn on the sixteenth, George Stephen, would you recommend being in Dublin on, on Bloom's day, I would and my wife and I are going to be there again this year for day, and we hope we can meet show and what do you look forward to doing other than meeting? Joe on Bloom's day. There's all kinds of festivities. There's concerts, there's walks. There's just hanging out in the pub cities of Nive. Joe what are some a couple of other favorite hidden treats Dublin that we might we might wanna be aware? The Marsh library is Arlyn's oldest public library, three hundred year old right beside impact potato. So if you're a tourist, the likelihood is you're going to go along to Saint Patrick's cathedral at some stage and just a little bit further on. I'm talking fifty sixty ours is. Is a Marsh library and the library has been preserved as it was built three hundred years ago. The three hundred year old library. Those are wonderful. All of your plenty of find them in, in what's one more. Just a little bit outside Dublin city center is a place called the casino in Marino. It is an incredibly unique work of Georgian architecture from the late eighteenth century. It is a magnificent building on the outside. It looks like a Grecian temple would huge windows, a massive from door and it looks for all the war like it's going to be one room. One big hall inside. And this would have been back from the days when Ireland was not chafing at British rule. But at least Dublin was embracing it and benefitting omen, it was embracing those Amman named James Caulfield, who was who had inherited a large fortune, and he went off in a grand tour of Europe when he was twenty years of age and he came back with wonderful ideas of bringing classic architecture and classic art domini built the casino Marino. Steven, thanks for your call. You bet. I'm speaking with Joe Darcy who's tour guide in Dublin. His website is Darcy's Dublin walks dot com today within walking through Dublin and Joe, let's just finish with temple bar, because that's just sort of trendy tacky. Touristy full of hen parties. Instead parties feared drinking zone, but you can't miss it when you're in Dublin. How can we approach enjoy temple bar? You should walk bar Jordan today, because the streets are walking on our seventeenth century streetscape a walking on. Yes, it is an tacky. It's a bit of a tourist trap, but it's extremely colorful and there's also the music pub walk and the literary pub crawl from ya and they're wonderful experiences because you can go from pub to public about the music or the literature, depending on your taste and temple bar was a thriving area in the eighteenth century, and it was full of as well as taverns and bars. It was full of heaters, including one called a smutty theater, which has been restored now. And that was the. Theater to be built in the British Isles after the restoration of the monarchy in Britain in the mid seventeenth century so much history. So now when people go to Ireland they always when you order a beer, you get a Guinness. If you say have a pint, please than department assumes you mean aplenty Guinness? That's Dolan in Dublin, of course. Yeah. Now, if you want the most scenic pint of Guinness, this, it doesn't travel very well. And if you want to get it right from the birthplace with good view. Where would you go the Guinness storehouse ya? It gets very, very crowded during the summer months, maybe go along towards the end of the day. What you have when you go to the Guinness museum? But you finish up the bar at the top of the store, it's called the gravity bar, and it has a wonderful view three hundred six you're in the city. I think he got a nice beer there. And everybody's in a good mood. And if, if you're kind of person that enjoys a brewery tour, it's an capita. Don't let's just finish. We walked all around town. We had our Guinness up on top the gravity bar. Tickets to one last stop in the late afternoon or early evening, graphs and. His is shopping street on the outside. The city it's been a pedestrian street shopping mall, has a Hugh large department stores but it has a lot of small shops swell, what graphing street is most famous for the street entertainment, we refer to St. entertainment of buskers on the books can be. US. K. I. N G. Sometimes my American visitors. Don't know that word I love that word. Rate buskers on Grafton street. And when I found unlike anywhere else's, of course, got street, musicians Chelsea street, poets street poets as well. Yeah. Great opportunity to feel the pulse of Dublin. Darcy. Thanks so much for your peak at a at a beautiful city. I q. We'll see. Travel with Rick steves is produced by Tim captain is a Kaplan, wilder and Kasmin hall at Rick steves Europe in Edmonds Washington, thanks to KFC an Eugene Oregon for studio help this week. You can join us as a call around the shoulder, talk with Rick and his guests in our latest round of guest interviews. Find out how it Rick steves dot com slash radio. Rick steves teaches smart European travel at Rick, steves dot com. You'll find an archive of interviews from his radio show, free audio toes of Europe's top sites and a world of information to help turn your travel dreams into smooth and affordable reality begin your next trip. Rick, steves dot com.

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The All Things TechIE podcast - Episode 23

All Things Techie

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The All Things TechIE podcast - Episode 23

"Not Oil it's just northern nasty. All teams techy podcast. Hope you are all keeping well keeping safe during the Slough town and hopefully we're giving you lowest of entertainment to listen to from all teams techy. Podcasts this is your first time listening to us. Welcome along We would love if you get involved by sending comments and and also Subscribing to program you can subscribe on Youtube Yukon. Subscribe on your favorite podcast store. If really means a lot to us and you can also follow us on twitter. Ab Tech Junkies as well. Now we've been recording. A load of PODCASTS Talking Base Cova Nineteen. I'm Dave linked to fight g while the conspiracy that is where talking with Graham Cook Project on Mike Slammer. It is episode number twenty three episode. Twenty-three of all things techy PODCAST. All things taking podcast is a productivity extreme media network for advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities. Please visit www dot extreme media. Donna that's X. P. E. Media. Got Where are you drawing I'm actually going to rescue my father in law. Who'S ARKAN DOWN? Oh this JUST MSCI. Connect your compute Milwaukee Madonna. Would you like? He's parking down. I did you buy the call on. I Love I love. This is why we do this podcast because we don't know what's going to happen next last night. We had frame in the car connecting his kids. See those this time we're disappoint- just not disappoint tradition. Say I say I just in the not hockey? No-one team this coming blue jeans bought over by Verizon You know I saw that and somebody I. I'm sorry I don't recall who. Someone made a comment in response and it was if blue jeans was so easy to use. How come we haven't heard about any of it until now. So we got bought by Verizon. Cool good for them. I guess It seems to me that Verizon made a snap decision because they very easily could have gone off and made their own product. You know that that could have been something they could have been working on this whole time. You know they have the technology. They have the funding. They have the brain power. You know so. You know the fact that they didn't create their own product and they just snatched something else up. I think it says something about the future of the way business and telecommunications you're going yeah I honestly believe it's gone pastas avenge so working with the car. Well I believe Mike. It's it's it's yeah as you mentioned. They could've gone off and done this themselves whether they said. Hey and lootings I I got. I suppose do genes is actually being priced out that night. I just think any time I was ever see. There wasn't that many people involved and looking at new genes advocate says on the tin but people's on compared to people pushing the Microsoft for teams pushing the skype for business and now like blue. Like when have we ever seen zoom being talked about Odyssey or infocomm and then all of a sudden on how they're supposed to be worth over a billion dollars? Yeah but with without Mike. Do they deserve a slating? Dr Getting at the moment. Thank some people are saying. Well hold on mills and you know and if you use the product release you wouldn't have this problem right right So I saw another another comment on on the twitter feed. You know what's what's one of the main things that drive your decisions in business and One of our colleagues. Chris Nido responded empathy and for me that was it. That's the that's the end. That's the end of discussion empathy. The human factor. And that's what got. That's what zoom right is. The human factor. They made it easy. They made it simple and they went. They went and created a free platform for people to use. It was relatively easy. My Dad who's in his seventies tech- technologically aversive doesn't really care to get involved you know he's got a computerized thing but you know. God bless his soul. I love my dad so much He you know he'll type in the email in the Google search bar to get his email right so it just happens. You know a training in the world but I even got my dad to use zome so now he can join soon. We'RE GONNA FACE TO FACE CONVERSATIONS. And He loves it and it opened up his mind to doing more things than being more engaged in technology so zoom making it that easy making it a simple as hitting the button the one touch experience that user interface You know working with your own integrated web cancer. Integrated microphone seamless. I think the two products not made a seamless. One is zoom. The other one is Google. Meet the only problem is I think Google slightly missed the both by locking inside for the Google cloud in maters at fish more as in. Oh join the people started thinking well hold on mentor. I need a g mail account for this to us and then finally figured no actually don't compared to like you mentioned there's nine digits you know you type in the meeting and you get in okay now they. They've restricted further on the put passwords on but people were complaining though. Just zoom bombed. Yeah well if you are the light of once again. We talk about politics. If you aren't the likes of I Johnson and very will back me up on this. If you're like the lights of a abuse Bam guy talking by bars Johnson. Graham the WHO actually set up megyn. What's all this? Parliamentary friends tweeted a sweet sauce on how to meeting idea to top. I'm told that you know like if you don't WanNa be zoom bomb while the the we can lock the meeting and solids and the call Youtube Dot com talk with a message saying the meeting. We miss locked discreet. Shots showed that the meeting was Laakso. This potential far scouting been bombed knuckle. Yeah we've Nec Display Solutions. Nbc Europe. Which is the Parent Corporation company? I've ordered the same us now. They've enabled Ends Price wise possible. I'm waiting rooms now full. None NEC soft joined. Nec stop enjoying the Meat Straight. Very far about gone into waiting room for about boss was But if you'll join us on not any address nights My European colleagues inspired solutions. Because they're on a different male so to us that's a different email address which means even notice an internal Spicy Co. they would still have to join bar. Meacham amber jet if I was to have cakes me to join without any barriers in place but right right. Some zoom boom in Great phrase because it can be misconstrued Zimbabwean Hey But as implement is only going to be as prevalent as people all week and the fact is keeping security disciplines together when using it yet the fact of something grown of such size and caliber in so in such a sort from time to try and take a bounce Jewish and the point is Zuma's opened up take Asian quicker than any other platforms like you talk about Mike soft teams. We talked to basis in two episodes though and off. Team is Mike's Mike's offer educate and they and they weren't able to hold the pressure. They their systems came over. You know is the the actual truth of the matter you know? And along with the fact that a lot of people use seem just as my said for the ease of high to Houston grand there and the thing with with zoom is I was listening to Eric Yuan Do a US Eric on anything Webinar. Yesterday and Eric Actually turn around tight. They are going to start paying hackers to find the floors in their system which I don't think Microsoft do with much off teams now and could be corrected. Mike Yeah no that that's Those are really good points and You know one thing that came up in in my company's discussions regarding security we did have Some folks reach out with concerns and they expressed. I think rightfully so. And you know this. This goes to what a lot of people you know. They look at the media and they hear these phrases and they hear the media say the same things over and over all this person got their their their meeting their class hacked and there was porn and there was racist commentary. There was loud noises disruptive so of course people are going to be a little concerned you know and when that came up you know. My response was well. Are you sharing your meeting? Id with anyone outside of the company. No okay who's going to be joining your meeting. Oh just you know some colleagues et Cetera et Cetera et CETERA. It's like okay. Well the good thing is we are not a public education company who are sharing our meeting. Id's and let's just be real with kids right so teenagers you know they're they`re. They're stuck at home. They have this new dynamic. They have to work through the blown off. Steam and kids are going to be kids right. So we'RE GONNA do they're gonna be disrupt and what's one really funny thing to do? Oh Hey Jim I'm gonNA play some porn in the background while I'm supposed to be taking my math test yet. It's all. It's all internal type of deep Dots doing this. I'm universities are are aware of internal people that are are doomed these and the things but you'll even mentioned us you know it's it's it's knowledge it's not it's key to to to these problems. Zoom House turned on a load of security features a fourth night and even have on their latest updates for the for zoom out the extra security tonight. The only reason I updated was rolled back simply because I used of greeting with my camera and Domitian actually listeners and viewers all your grades behind me. This isn't me on the tenth floor overlooking Dublin City. But that's crazy but it's it's more the fact of a they. Actually they turn on the security feature which by Default. Everyone has to have a password. Now on there's zoom meetings were saying you can overwrite offsides administrative functions as well Bush. I've seen with a load like I'm a scout leader as well in my spare time. I see a load folks. Guy Troops go. Hey guys. Here's our ED virtual comfort that we're going to do tonight on facebook. And here's the password. Your skin knives. The Password on social media was I you might as well not have a password I really don't slows in the door. Putting off the plane. Back to what? I said Mega Justin about disciplines. I think he's very clearly. See Two people a new to this experience abortion that making the same mistakes another time and the the challenge now against really is whether or not people can learn from the mistakes and can vote with it because this isn't going away. Nah I read a pole. Yes I think it was sem magazine. Maybe Sierra magazine Eighty percent of interviewed workers that currently have an office job. I'll realigning themselves to reposition though. Start plus to hire him. Feather from the SPYKMAN covered nineteen finishes because they believe that will productive any trust Roy but at the end of the day though if you make simple mistakes like you said about option Paul Splits Zoom Cools. Which is supposed to be confidential between intercompany maintenance companies and customers that discipline or lack of dispense probably site is. GonNa end any hugs respiration. You've been up to work wife. Milka space at least when you're in the office Vice April the Bible. You CONTROL DOWN. Now you'd go. Vpn's I mean people say don't be VPN on if you want to use it because they not connected to another connection which means you go down the by then lots of people say which Designed to try and increase the ultimate experience. But sometimes they'll see bikers covering experienced European the risk as well said Emad. Tom's saying Toshi pinpoint join us. And I'm like okay if you get if you say. I know I'm not doing that. Or like I read some Security Features and or people rushing Boston. Oh don't give out your personal mission. Id Number while using aside. Why not if you have a password on you have selected people usually emphases face away before the one thing that I honestly think? Suny to prove on a security feature is someone is raining in by Folk Yech. They should have a feature where once ring in by phone. You have to type in your name use it using characters or say your name the automatically when you hear the beep goalkeeping when someone joins the meeting if it actually even computerize said edge dope blogs has shown meeting so dot nature where you know the the caller that called in has has ads joined the meeting on all right. That's that's great. That's a great thing to bring up and one hundred percent agree with you. That is something that should be worked on. I can't tell you how many times monitoring meetings with executive directors a lot of times people will just call in but they won't mute themselves though put it on speaker and they'll put it on the counter and you can hear the dog barking in the background and it's really hard to to to get that person's attention you know. You have to shout out the phone number like hey four eight who are you. Can You please mute your phone? And then it's like well. What if this is like you know an executive director or something and the personal mobile phone number to the executive director? Yes accurate so not only. Are You giving your number? But you're you're also highlighting that you are someone who can't be trusted with technology because you're not using it properly so you basically outed yourself and there's so many people just call in and they just will not hit you. You hear everything or not. Only that Mike is they had tried to Darlene with the computer and I realize away. I don't have a headset. Unlike don't have a Mike from in fact I'm using the microphone on my laptop way account here everyone properly wait till just dial in on a separate account with molly or with my mobile phone and then you have two people in the same call and then you're hearing feedback just some one area one location under quite explain to people you don't need to be in the coal to us yet and the other great sorry to interrupt them like the other great one as well which in the early days of this When people still have the choice chain in the office or Home Is What you had multiple people and opened office on the same goal as opposed to multiple. Be going to meet your room and I've been one dollars you'd have five or six people you maybe twenty five meter squared office all on the same cool and you can do. But if you're not a six hundred guys you might your mood at Gregorek. Oh Yeah Yeah and the one. The one thing that I loved you talked about security there Mike earlier maybe Graham. You might know the answer to this. I was trying to get answered from the Zoom Webinars. On yesterday they can turn on the feature Own allow authenticated users to join your meeting. Which means you can be locked down into a domain for example NEC. And you're talking about people in Solid. Nec UK if you're dust. They don't have to join the waiting room. Doesn't have to be one domain. Yeah I tried to get the answer either from zoom on the call and they dated like they have something like over three hundred. Qna going on on a given time but it's not if if any of our listeners know kind you have multiple domains to to down to I guess for you might get so simply discovery channel. Sta Main and this yea essentially. Anyone technically speaking if you have the meeting. Id and the Password as we've now instituted passwords globally for discovery than it doesn't matter if you're authenticated user or not you can still join so now our our legal teams pushing on you know meeting hosts and a lot of re-training going on where if I'm on your meeting Justin. You are in charge of making sure that I'm supposed to be here. Yes go as opposed to LA LA LA LA okay cool. Here's a person who I don't know has just shown la La la La la La and now I notice on security feature stuff. They mentioned they. How are changing in either in the next of base? Which could be as soon as this weekend is that you can select which location you want your call to be ported through. China is being switched off and for Discovery Channel would probably issue for you guys know what is the initiative of for NCO? Your calls me. I think I think he would be. I mean we're quite cautious and conservatively voted company. Naturally they much Japanese companies all. I think he's in the coke in nature be that way Like I said the cool If you take with any C K Limited. Because I've got you contract so I mean any sequel version. Despite seasons in Munich. They want to So that you can get access to mutual files again. Access to shed in out cow Clapham but which is on a extraordinary drive. I don't get to any of the drop so Yeah and we we moat splinters of that globally right up on every channel whereas one company I mean as old team legal residency just in our London. Hq RIGHT OVER. Fourteen sub domains of other companies. Well so yeah I mean I think that would be very Conservative too wet equal. Were what this is why you have vertical backgrounds because might have your own kid to be stories to. She's GonNa proper fired up anew. I guess trying to teach you how to see. Has Donald the happened? Yeah it was But I'm some talk about coming to into my meeting name as well. Just yeah at exactly the way. My son Buren say Teddy. Is She's gone off to get teddy aren't you yes But yeah I mean I think again. It's going to be down scared to the sediment control inbound outbound traffic correctly than whether it's Hudson London Shanghai of the Pacific Rim anyway rated. Math is as long as the company has competency to kill and escape when the business needs a scalpel scout out. I asked him Albright this question order on. I did a under the spotlight with Tim. Albright Camille to you on on all teams tech enough to know that what I asked him about zoom as well and I have to ask you guys do you see. Oh it's on Tinian Osama just don't see big O all I up. Teddy has long story so She dropped a forty six inch. Tv on a hand twenty months old. She's upset and surgeries and this is. I'm coming hide ban off central This literally has been through thick and thin with us in the last. Three and obvious We we have to. We have to find out how this Daca TV happened note. Do even ask no. She was trying to chase the cat. We had a justin coming outfit forcing design Manchester evacuated. Really Nice is like step outside for pyramid. Tv's way at you. Sub with would you Gemini bigger and deeper the bottom and I sky bow Which is fine. But you don't expect to have to childproofing for two year out. The seasons stepson's a cap leather. She went she caught up at the top of the teddy joined the recent Buddha. Tv's but the whole thing can trap the hand so that Yes your head. That's how I started by. Everyone needs to teddy light. Us guys charge for teddy but come back to do. Do you think dash when all this is over will people especially educations and schools or people got the free license and realized like okay. The forty minutes invitation is being taken off. Do you see them staying with zoom assume. That's Kobe nineteen is over. That is definitely something to look at I think a lot of educational environments will see some value in it. I think they will walk away. And perhaps even go full throttle and making a purchase and getting authenticated users if nothing else it can help cut down on the amount of class time. I'm thinking about well. Maybe New York City school system is the best example. But just in general. I think you know cutting down on on class time in school Or maybe opening up. You know. There's so many kids out there. With different learning disabilities who will probably respond to using zoom rather than being in class? You know how many how many kids are in classrooms in Ireland or the UK right now. Well the way I described it Mike is. This is the new social media. Like we have eight behinds. Where does one four DOT Chrisny show is hosting laser on? Everyone can have beer on chill. I the last I think the last. Ab hines there was over one hundred people any you know this is what is getting people together on. I think it's forget facebook. Forget on facebook. They have their uses. We can jump on a call and we can spend all night. Long Hawking here on the absolute I have not seen Zoom Buffer Asia. Me At all I. Don't you know you to help? The slowest pompous hurt for to lie in any way shape or form. Yeah Yeah Seriously. And you know even that we have users who log in and I was our team. Had to send them hotspots to connect you to eat to utilize and even over. Zoom are even over hotspot. Zoom had no problems connected. So it's how can you walk away from such a powerful tool you know what do you think? What do you think there's going to be a bit of a drop of users and customers once? Kobe tober inevitable. I'm sure sorry dropouts. I think I think allegiances might be tested by whoever's going to give us the most I mean the other ninety Cisco comes back and said give schools in our up time Falco as a lesson it seems as if forty minutes in the end Cisco gives them the OWL. I mean and it's the same schools. Go most beneficial to them. And they use it. May at half the recognize that aghast Bobby GonNa have a fifty connections where you go hundred resumes. That's the compensation choice after make And I think that's Olga I'm about use of beaches a bunch of things I do think however I think it's GonNa be a natural drop off. I think people have to go back to Wrexham Malta. Desks in spaces by. Maybe accounts that they have right now is deactivated limited. It goes back to room systems all of access about the open spaces etcetera. I also think as well that Immobile is option for we. Slow down as well as done is at the moment. I mean we have a weekly family quiz as five households three countries And it's fun but you go. Patchy is earned iphone using PC USING. You can tell the difference by the experience on how they all the other end so. I think the people will be trying to find that common Clapham as well away it's evil mobile oversee based. I think the people will try to shy away from interoperability during devices yet. I yeah that's it and that's where zoom has come in on being able to do all these like. I always go back to the skype apple. People understand like hold on. It's not working. Oh wait hound days of my up and that's not working you know or I've forgotten my password or what not compared to do it. Just works seamlessly works and I am a mentioned on the Lunch breakfast in a brown bag co we enter last week long Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday. My first conversation with AV CONSULTANT. That had been ost gave a tentative plan for new space on how Cultural Company to supply the same desk chair compute Mike Phone camera and external display every use allowance at home official broadband to what it would be best with the ditch to stay in an office in central London. Why on site I got is that. How's the results actually being all? I have awesome I I. I won't say respected discretion. Not Mention them so that you saw and I was like when they say yeah. Twenty four hundred desktop July explained to you. Oh okay well I actually believe that will come in cheaper hostile because like you you probably know. Jarve Jewish gear yet jarred annoy a similar conversation at even before covert Hopkins or just the week after covert Holland and he said no just li-lives dot like working remotely. Like how much does it cost even to have one of these rent office space in Dublin? City? You're talking at Bache Turkey Tyson. Pan Them easily. You know top something like versus the coke and Peres pair square like this office here Yeah it does look like overlooking Douglas as your listeners. But this is a box bedroom of my eyes. Which is my office which might be doing all my work from and tried this cove nineteen crisis. You're not. I've been this week at parading. Him Yet may Bob Zoom out. I mean that's I e As a so for that when she's not on Deutsche can say all of the Modeste was not going I wanted. I deliberately have gone for a Topaz. Tails can use it as a grain train of one yet Which isn't BEHIND HIM. I'll say So yeah and that the but I'm I happen upstream. Having a spice can make a dedicated office when Kobe. Nineteen is finishing trying to broker up multi-million-pound dill's people saying you'll kitchen covers in. The background was going to be acceptable to me. Guest is example. Now is they want to panic. It was getting mobile quickly. Can function in a year's time is bound to see like you can't jumping up to try and get Wal on the side. Is that going to be acceptable to hope? So I don't take things I I think. Things have to change the scrape. It you know like people. The air is clear. You know noise pollution the stay. You can hear birds singing again. You look at Yosemite National Park. There's bears walking range of empty National Fish Venice against the. Is You know this has to be good for the system. This has to be good for the environment and this has to be. People are saying about mental health yet mental health. Because people aren't team that found that being able to give other family members or even close playing with the Clintons kids playing with kids on the street. That's the problem. Okay asphalt. Work Life Environment. You know being able to work from home. It's possible should be an option. Either it saving and I believe if anything for both of you. I believe. It's going to be hot this in a lot of places now and she'll have to go in there saving on space a apart from the Times where you're on a higher edge university capacity you go. I just think there's times even when I of term while on campus I think my God I just love to know the actual favors of keeping a compass of this size and Calvin Open. You know like all the restaurants might be close across the compass you know and but you still have lights go non and all the major buildings and then cleaners walking right on your Cell Wall. This must be costing a fortune. You Know Stoke. It's it's so interesting to hear you guys say that Yesterday our our HR team sent out a survey Company-wide and the survey was really just kind of taking temperature. I felt like One of the questions for example was How do you feel the company has how how do you feel? The company has prepared you for working from halt. Then you know as a list of like you now. Different situations like you know are you. Enjoying Zoom is Microsoft Office. Working you know how sweet what your connection like. And it's just taking temperature and the next question was all about how you felt about working from home so I ran you through a whole bunch of different scenarios. How do you feel about not having to commute? How do you feel about you know maybe sleeping in a little bit or get into bed earlier and then the next question was you know how often sorry trying to remember the exact wording but how often do you feel you need to be in the office and it was like four out of five days a week three out of five days a week so I kinda got the impression that discovery was? Kinda taking the temperature of how people feel about working from home. Because as you said. We're moving too hot desk gang or keyword agile work environment right. So we're not even GONNA have enough desks to fulfil every single employee if they came to work every single day yet so now that were forced to work from home so many employees are starting to reevaluate and say well. What do I need to work from home? How can I make this work for me because moving? You know we were supposed to move June one. You know an entire workforce into grand building on June one on happening no longer but a lot of people were coming up and saying. How are we going to do this? I have a desk. I come to my desk every day. This is rank at my coffee. I have a locker. This is where I do all my editing. This is where I do my production but now I'm not gonNa have that anymore now. I'm going to be forced to work agile so you know Q. Cova Nineteen and guess what? You're working. Agile no matter what you've got no choice. But they renting the space Mike or is this a fully builds new building for this brand new brand new building. Construction got halted a few weeks ago and it won't reopen for quite a long. There's question you you say. They might be thinking well. Do we need all the space? Doing you know like wait. We've gone past the stage. I always believed in putting my old Mita degree. Awesome as we've gone past the state of saying we don't need a studio to grow ours. Our State Court concerts on our radio stations. I only recently the one of the national radio stations. Here stay them. One of the presenters and is only living like foreclosures up the road from me you know has the equipment home you know dialing into dialing into the into the system and she thinks program that's nice on FM across our. You know we. The technology has changed. They way need to be in a studio and if you don't need to be you know on TV programs. It is weird though like we do while I said we clenwar. Uk programs like grave north. And they have a day Saturday night live. But it's weird with highs in Orleans isn't it is. It is just about to comment Mike piece as well actually as conversation. A character Exhaust Week. Is it a job working as we're now enforced work because the moment I have no choice but to work? Rana Doug the ability work anywhere on whether it be apple logic train or anything like that like you said can use up mobile for all Games Marlboro man. Whatever the case is up But you're right. I just did it now. Toddlers it's about embarrassing I think the Bartman dictate will do. I mean if you all you're a CEO Company got young twins Wagner site that you now fading awake and every two hours and the expectations that he's GonNa need like this back. That's never going to work. So the guy's going to have to relate to find somewhere else or it might be the fact that you go won't Beckham Flat. You might be in a shed in a shed house case law I think environments dictate not what people can do when we come out of the Kobe. Nine the tape. I I also think it's on Sundays Challenge. I know that Friends and colleagues have experienced is going to be making sure that they have the itunes. I don't say the equipment. Bob cited tools to have it yet. Habit desk aquatic bites. That have someone distills the I mean but I moved around so I mean my bookcases hair. Now go my basic course. Material goes on business cards. It's not just throwing actually Soda Adna. Now I'm in a privileged position a small bedroom simmons. You just mentioned office. I'm in a different position. I choose to ninety S or ninety miles but my office so I can afford a bigger house to the same mayes while payback living in London. So as I might but that comes you set up. A four o'clock can sit down and have dinner with my family tonight but the whole title of me and in really has woken adjusting. We brief expansions. I mean my wife's Kikoko. She still gets a call in talk to people all day for date come time in case she doesn't know what she's going on that with She found out Friday she out Tuesday night spice being what Wednesday morning that the road immediately next at ten cakes make a cabin. I'll watch like door ready. That would have got to look. Yeah so I think the Environment GonNa Speak Law. I really do but I also think as well you get people off full back the office Vice Jamie believe people be spanked homers. No you're one hundred percent right and real quick I wanNA touch on the fact One word you said which Kinda let me a little bit was a privilege you know. We are absolutely privileged to be able to work where we are. You know at home shoes go to an office. I do a lot of onsite support so you know not I would say seventy five percent of my job is in an office you know but being able to work from home having the tools equipment Being able to work for companies worked for ourselves and set ourselves up for success. You know that is a privileged position that a lot of people around the world simply will never get to have. They're all varying reasons. Though you know it I don't know about you guys but I know for myself. It's always important for me to keep that in mind and I like to reach out to my friends. Make sure they have the tools equipment. They need When we do our virtual happy hours at night you know. It's not just educating them how to use them but you know general chat and conversation around technology and what type of careers are we in that. Will that can work from home that can utilize remote work support. What type of career come with benefits and real quick? I got reached out to today via a contract recruiting agency trying to get me to a four contract higher job and it's like in this day and age in this environment. You want me to go on contract. You want me to get even job with benefits looked at. My Lake didn't profile. You know where I work. You know what makes you think? I'M GONNA WANNA leave this to go for a six month contract. Are you crazy? Yeah exactly and who would go on the contract basis or even even if someone's trying to recruit and that goes for any job not even audiovisual. I think a probationary period even at this stage so not even be alive on the basis of well. Hold on wait going through covert nineteen. Here you know wants to change. Job Does Not want to be put on probation. I mean you know you guys in in the UK and the EU. You know your your health care is not tied to your appointment like us. Americans are so you know where our job is really really demands and Puts all the qualifiers around the rest of your life. Your job you are leaving your life you know. I totally way Mike but y I see you just going back to even talking based off spaces on discovery building bases Graham talking by distance of travel. Yeah I come lately. I do a simple knocked maybe knocked out money joined I don. I note in kilometers. I was doing the hundred kilometers a day in an age of work done. What equivalence two miles? But it's it's more the fact. I believe that post cope in nineteen. There's so much room for all these Haas desk workplaces or free space done. What the word the terminology as where you can just rent space so in other words anyone could be working in these office spaces as half deaths. I think a lot of companies don't adapt to that and just go hold on miss if people are living too far as you know we don't have to pay for broadband. We just hope off the third party place will how often speed deaths connections? How your telephone line of your and your video conferencing rooms whatever the case may be and that means it might and like I say a lot of businesses will start so mental. Well do we have a set place building or do we ally people have the opportunity one work from home or be go to your nearest office. Space connecting Porsche. I think this big name for Yeah. I think the excuse me I think. One of the other key What are the key indexes well at Coburg nineteen which I think companies are gonNA have to wait? We discussed on the last one justin if I remember correctly is the goal of a change in mindset from the top down nothing to Bouma yet because most year executives are GONNA be Fifth Year. Plus they were in the office of the eighteen. This is new to them because they reject is still tied to the office resigned but we see it as being a hobby and the company has gotten on there has to be a change and that natural mindset. It really does. I mean even if they say we're GONNA take one day a week from one day away and they start to feel were route the benefits it becomes easier for them to understand them flex benefits to the business if they don't if the mindset commutation the executive down the company continued to make the same lack of traction in the same mistakes when it comes to building office space is wasted space. I mean look at a company I used to work. We had seven hundred ten thousand square foot as the sales space. But that team desks. Let us crazy and we. We ended up. Having round tables. Just make a meager room but it was not wolves yet so you've never going to be a combination of the PVC Janai require look at some design where it Mac space but I think the mindset's of one of the biggest factors that needs to change. I mean nothing while oil to found even more comfortable is ipod. Meetings with management. Virtually I failed on. I feel that I'm being listened to better simply because we're in a virtual call dot makes sense you know. There's less distractions you know. I'm having a meeting one-to-one with my line manager whoever that may be on simply because okay. Everyone's house kids at home or whatever. The case may be but it was early hours of the morning. The kids were doing something else on. I was able to just ratifies wash. I need done with. Let's just managing So that's a really really key point. The way the I have tried to change the discipline of people. I speak to frequent so I make sure every I have is in my calendar so that my phone is tied up to the vet. Do not disturb because I'm in a meeting people calm. Cool me and it rains. It just has been upset. Goes Straight to voicemail so this can be sat facing head on charge right now and it. Okay I'll immediate by scar if anybody calls me. It goes to voicemail because the goals are now as the cold. Doesn't I run off a lot of times. Live Hat Fundamentally I use my calendar system religious I won't say twenty. It's good so are you kind of the system completely religiously because I know that it helps me a more disciplined and it stops or even distractions on them. This one from EXA influences but also try to get cuttings to say now because We've become a prison. I think is applied. Say I don't WanNa see right. We've always been readily available. We just choose whether or not we won't take ready available but wherever president because doggy somewhat. I read like on a red camera me busy again. Good practices claim on this. This is where people that aren't familiar with video conferencing or virtual meeting environment short. Be Learning these tools. You Know Red Lloyd means I'm being no on integration which are Google calendar integration witch or counter whatever counter us you know like again between using zoom and using platforms like slack and whatever like. I'm guessing my you guys use some type of platform to know where everyone is what everyone's doing when the working from home or even working. Yeah yeah and percent of it is all through zoom We're not away from well. We're moving away from skype But you know. Zoom chat has kind of replaced skype and You know a lot of business units do you slack. globally so. There's constant constant ways to get in touch with each other. You know short of phone call you know. And it's a no brainer You know like like Graham saying you know He. He has the do not disturb setup you know linked to his phone and the calendar which is which is brilliant You know and I've been saying early on from the outset of this You know being zoom oriented in these video card saying there's also this and this could be a cultural thing too but when you're in the office everyone knows you're working you're busy you're doing stuff you know you're there and you could pop in at any time and grab you but you're tension might be a little a little wonky you know if you're sitting in a if we were all on a conference room right now you know we could be talking you know. I might be. I might have three other projects going on and I might be. You know checking it out me and like. Oh Hey hold on one second guys I gotTa take this you know yet but on zoom meetings a lot of people are just no. I'm in this meeting. We're having a conversation. I'm talking to you guys. You're talking to me. I don't you my phone because what's happening on. My phone is also happening on. My computer saluted you know the I I think distraction level and the need to be more focused and the need to kind of prove to others that you're focusing. It played the key role now issue of people that use these video yokels. I've really shuping I really do. I am tell me more. Tell me more I don't make anything of it. I'm just I'm dislike guys. Go on guys not somewhere to teach Ya. I haven't put a shirt on in five weeks and do you know what I'm starting to trend on. I'm GONNA bring it up in Chris. Nato's AV drinks later on saying as as onto Tim Dot. I think you probably have decided not to go. Bald udderly stage. Yeah well you know. This is a mop of hair and yet I should start doing like as this goes on. You know who can compete with the craziest hairstyle or save it all or you know. I'm just doomed to hold AAC head like just go with the tape. The beard off as well just go. Hey does go out and just let it grow back to bishop advice on the Justin. Sarah Sarah to decide to do that. I would suggest if you're GONNA do it. Make sure you have plenty of baby lotion. Oh yeah that that I that I talk with on that. You're going to because you've got so much natural tech new head. Your head is going to be so the company. It's always the thought or is blade one or something I'd rather savings bit collect this then you have to moisture on pace Outta me. What because I I want to stress. I shaved my moisturizer every day. Because this guy's soul it's real important. Grand is so on the money with that. I use cocoa butter personally and it feels gray. It smells Nice. It's so good It's yeah yeah when I would I would recommend is definitely you know. Take a trimmer. You know guard or anything. Just take it all the way down. See how it feels a little bit and you decide you want to go the full bic member gentle pressure chancellor pressure and don't be afraid there's not a lot of protection up there so if you get a little cut it's gonNA bleed but it's okay. I believe I could imagine yeah. Yeah I won't. Mike said was the second meals. Say Star shorts. And like. If you're thinking about it maybe go to three five actually on my shoulder and trying to discuss strategy you have to rush back trawler. From among for instance actually Yep total spending too much time on and off. Who maybe before we let you go. We ought to think about this and do Dean. Spink born overripe rising. It's not as I say. Lootings be taken out by verizon is yesterday it's not a competition to zoom. It's it's GonNa be a van. No I don't think so. I think they've if they're going to do what they come in too late. I think it's I mean this. That's the second such lot merge in as many weeks because was it a T. mobile in eighteen Merged like maybe T. mobile and sprint. Yeah so I mean I I think horizon needed something to stay with the other big carriers. They didn't have a hosted platform. That's basically when it bought and blue jeans a blue jeans themselves. Don't have a truly dedicate enterprise by bring everybody together in a mix of mashing Bartman yet. So I think the verizon I think probably I think they want to think they can compete now The truth is the video that just the they are in the book who speaks now. That may that competition is going to be like I said Sprint and T. my ball make bt the biggest company. Well I mean that's that's I think what we do. We do competition at Microsoft marks conditions. They don't even have from Cisco the conversation or the latest one dot. Google has decided to let tell all employees station using zoom Google. It touch told all their employees start. They not supposed to use them. I wonder what platform they could use instead. D- J. Before this is the last one and then we're GonNa let him put his kids to bed but guys what what do you make out of the absolutely speculation that's going on. I know in England especially and five G. and linked with Coburn nineteen on mass like those two mass in in the west of Ireland thought were destroyed night put on fire destroyed and start with. I rake. Have any say one of the car technology Latte okay so But I mean should we start talking about conspiracy theories about building seven nine eleven again as the by Seattle Reserve vote for the whole of America and live it general. People would always have an opinion whether it's based on facts signs affection and they get nothing with the believe their opinions able to stop in. The truth is very conversation. I don't my communication platforms guy at this break synchronization snapchat with my seventeen year old son on Sunday. I woke up to the fact that yeah. You seem five. Jeez causing this Blah Blah Blah with Kevin where he read this stuff I must to set in seventy eight hundred six one they often signed this is dispelled Media platforms have been told to move to shut this down. It's fake news. Good my see. We shouldn't also forget Justin. I mean five. G. Hasn't just popped up in January and code K keeping tests brutes by two thousand fifteen. This is four or five years old charity and some balls around the world to it was just yet. You may break. Don't even videos that I have seen though? Graham is which I said. Well how would they fake? If these are fake. How were they faking? It was a load of birds dropping from scully around hospitals and places. The mouse and I'm thinking without is this. Just the fact off someone's made a video to conspire against like common effect on what's I don't know but it's definitely not cove in nineteen related bus. The only the only All Right which really made me sit back and think that might be something. Is that In the timelines of Bar System Technology government which around it was now I was it. Maybe SAWS was within a year of three g going then. It was within a year of four g going. You had somebody who's rating from assigns point of view but try to flex the truth as far as they can before it snaps. I just they have to. They have to realize that these companies spend billions. It's not tens of billions of dollars on research monthly Laden. Have so many red tapes executive bodies out authentications and Christians that have to jump through before they're even allowed to say we can sell this? Let me turn it on. Every I mean they had ten fifteen years in the making anybody ever is about it. Was that bad. We would never heard about an enemy shutdown years ago yet. Emily that but you know correlation does not equal causation. Like you couldn't draw graphs between anything and start saying this equals this. But that's not the case and we all know that furthermore if we're GONNA talk about now. Let's look at one hundred fifty years ago when electricity first came on. You know like there's all kinds of stories about what people thought electricity was doing. And that's where a lot of these horror stories. Come from. I mean look in Mary. Shelley's Frankenstein that came as a result trysofi being turned out. It's a fantasy a fantasy story you know and you know there's a lot of allegories that can be taken from that but you know the steam engine trains. I saw there. There's a there's a little mean going around you know. A lot of women are posting. And it's like well remember when trains I came out you know. Everyone said women don't ride trains because your uterus will fall out. People are crazy all over the place and the craziest always rises to the top row. I get the most fantastical stuff is stuff that people are going to latch onto because it piques our interest. Now do you. Kay how to mass destroyed to Argentina's how some body mass oy tough you heard of any being destroyed in the states man. Honestly there's trump just power through and takes every single headline that. I'm sure it's happened. But we just daily are especially when you decide not to want to do a press. Release TO TALK BY COPA. Nineteen and then just to saw it. I've a video to talk about yourself. You know at a time line. That actually missed a month and was when president value and was told it was fake news. No it was a question. I it's an honest question. What happened to the month of January in your time line? Yeah Yeah Yeah well I know that There's there's been some protesting going on this week from Some of the more dull knives in the drawer if you will and they're just out in the streets blocking traffic and you know are on the news. I saw doctor had actually gone out and like pleaded with all the protesters. Please move. Please move like you're out front of the hospital you know. -mergency vehicles need to get through you know and these people are just out protesting. Sankoh nineteen is a hoax. It's a hoax. It's all made up. It's all fake news. Now but here you know hundreds of thousand people are dying around the world you know the death tolls only GonNa get bigger and you know people are just mincing words and trying to point to some type of partisanship or some. You know five G. Technology or whatever yet me and my. There's a great point. You said that I mean if people actually went to make this as correlation of deaths around the world. I mean why people know about drug Paris's. I need maverick clip for ourselves. Why why people don't make comparisons to a technology to cancer but you still one of the biggest killers globally they will today outweighs the number nineteen is clear as Clinton lost friends. Family LOVED ON TALK. That onus at disease is racist able pick anybody any gender any age any thought it does not get. It doesn't have a selection process. Now I mean the fact that when Kobe nineteen bust An implosion when his like okay people are GonNa have underlying health issues is going to be Cynthia. Plus I mean I don't think those guidelines would probably based out not. I think I'm Betty Service. Goggles went based on anything. Metrical mishit because they hadn't had enough time to make sure based purely on stipulation of assuming because they've gone off the respiratory system on health issues with people seventy s plus that must liable or likely to be in Trenton the onus and they would have based on facts. They wouldn't have the facts and that's it was going to say it happened. Who happened to us will base the facts? That'd be the only way they could have done. And I mean I sit there and see Boris Johnson and the chief science officer the Chief Medical Uk Say Yeah we may have LAX NATION. Like in six nine months. And then I had gone. Trump's I'm GONNA have under thousand six weeks. What what what. What does he know? What's he does? The rest of the world has no idea about meanwhile backs nations and they've been cleared. Meanwhile cutting off the funding to the W HATO LIKE. Obviously they have special. Scientists have absolved the whole world on Stugotz. Keep them in. American's only America's GonNa have the cure out. Well you know I I as I said earlier. You know health care you know. The cost is just astronomical over here. And there's a lot of you know we can. We can talk about this all day and get into it but there. There's one underlying factor that I believe is driving a lot of this You know I think I think trump is probably gonNA make some money off of whoever makes vaccine. I right I really already already making money off this hydroxy chlorine thing which all these doctors who are in trump's can't keep talking about talking about talking about it's selling so they're all making money off of it's it's art. It's art to look at this situation. And you know that human factor that empathy. You know that argue with human factor you know go in and say. Oh okay. Of course our government's GonNa take care of the government they have to and then you look at the things are saying you look at where those wheels are turning and what they're pointing to and then you realize you know what no they're not. They're not thinking human i. They're thinking money I yet looking at. How do we reopen the economy? Who Cares about the economy right? Now get your little guys. Thank you once again for joining us We have couvert floyd at and stuff concerned because we do on fast brought bound us. We work from home. We also discussed the fact that people are still going to stay within within. We've all agree to the Security Property and who knows on my end up like Graham in time with the pad. I'm I'm Mike. Screw it just do pray. Liberate from sheep. I just do a crazy. Mohawk or sometimes yeah Mohawk and in the national counter the next book pull things. Podcast is productivity extreme media network for advertising in Sponsorship Opportunities. Please visit www dot extreme media soda. That's media got I A.

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