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Millions displaced and starving to death in Yemen
"Pre publication review process had decided otherwise the book titled The Room where it happened. A White House memoir, which is set to be released on Tuesday, by Simon and Schuster has been the subject of a lengthy battle between Bolton and the White House. In the Book Bolton describes every trump decision as being guided by consent for his own reelection. A claim that evokes the scandal that sparks trump's impeachment last year. When Jamile Elsa boot and his family were told by a Yemeni agency to self isolate to stop the spread of Corona virus. He knew he would not heed the advice. For the forty year, old father of ten uprooted by civil war and living in a tent on a hillside above the southwestern city of today's staying home means giving up on life. The covid nineteen. has exposed inequalities around the world with low income workers from Bogota to London this week risking their health by returning to work in countries, easing lockdowns while wealthier people stay home. In impoverished Yemen. Where the pandemic is now taking hold, millions of displaced people face an even bleaker choice, head out and risk infection, or stay home and go hungry. We are scared of Corona virus, but we can't stay at the camp as we do not have enough food even for one day. Staying here means starving, said SA- boot. The arrival of the pandemic added to afflictions, already facing the Arab world's poorest nation, including widespread hunger and a
The trouble with embryos
"Welcome to science fiction. Years coming to you from the Home Studio Bunker, still. Can't seem to get the doves and waterbirds to be quite when I need them to be, but look in today's show. It's a wild story about biology ethics, politics and to millionaires on a personal mission that went horribly. Why would on the case is reported John Lee? Who joins me for this show? Hi Natasha Yeah. This starts in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one with Mario and elsevier. They would to property developers from Los Angeles and they really wanted to have a child together, but they were an older couple. Yeah, that's right also was forty and Mario was fifty seven, and they couldn't do it on their own. So in one thousand, nine, hundred one. They decided to come all the way to Australia to try this brand new thing in fertilize. Fertilize Ation Ivf I mean today creating a baby using his totally commonplace, and it's a big industry over familiar. But this was the early eighties when the technology and the science was so new that this just was we'd this idea that you could create a human embryo outside of a woman's womb, and suspend its development in time to it was blowing people's minds. The moment of conception. An event that has taken place in its natural environment, the womb since the doing of human existence. Now it comes in gloss. And with a host of problems, moral, ethical and legal. So Australia was leading the way in fact with the science of RV. If that when the real couple come here, the techniques still very much being Susta, this is experimental stuff. Yeah, and one of the people who knows just how difficult those early days were is Gab, Kovacs he's a professor of obstetric gynecology at Monash University, but back then he was the clinical. Director of the IVF program at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne. was very difficult to Queen Victoria hospitals over General Hospital and everyone sort that. Is Just a phase. He wasn't going to work. It wasn't a last and we wasting. Everybody's time. When we started doing collections. We have to me. Natural Song goes on spontaneous relation, so it's not unusual to have to collect exit to I. Am for am six I am. So we had a lot of opposition. All IV of treatment started out using the so-called natural cycle method, which meant doctors had to wait for the perfect moment in a woman's natural ovulation cycle to retrieve that one egg. She created every month. If they collected at the right time, it could go on to be fertilized to make an embryo. If they time too late, they'd miss the egg and have to wait another month too early and the egg wasn't mature. Mature enough to be fertilized outside the chances here of actually getting a baby out of IV, if treatment would have been extremely low when the Rayo says rock up in Australia yet, but a talented trio at the Queen. Victoria, hospital was changing all of that, and they were about to put Australia. In the history books so I wanted to do the IV. If in a totally different way to the way they were doing it because I wanted to utilize. Methods developed in animals, scientists Alan, trounson originally trained as a bit and he was to the hospital by IVF. Pioneer cal would car would he allowed me to work with John? Laden to develop a totally different system, which was using fertility drugs to stimulate than women, so we could get more eggs and hence more embryos. Well what happened is is that actually worked? It was the system that actually work. It was a huge leap forward. They found a way to create multiple viable embryos at a time and freeze them, and every extra embryo meant another chance of creating a baby for a couple who couldn't otherwise have one is, but every stage in artificial production is still precarious. So in those early days, a significant proportion of those embers just were lost in the phrasing. Prices will only about thirteen percent five treatments ended with a live baby back then today that figure stands at about thirty percent, but even so this scientific breakthrough was life changing for Wannabe Parents Alan Trounson. An iphone they could cope with disappointment. Absolutely, you know very well essentially because. They understood. This was a very early in in terms of the research, so the chances of getting outcomes would very low if anything happened when somebody got pregnant and is is it was astonishing and so when we go to Ronald pregnancies from the methods with using John in the whole world Sunday stood up and so what what the Heck did you do? Do that. Okay, so let's meet the American couple at the heart of the story Jane. They land in Australia headed. Elsa Riaz respond to treatment will Gab Kovacs was one of the doctors at the Queen Victoria Hospital remember I said they were millionaires. That's important to this story, but back then Gab Kovacs had no idea. Just Shiva's is trashed and she spoke. In Mississippi we didn't look very well off. You ever probably struggling to spend the money to Florida squad expensive to fly back in the ninety ninety eight foods relatively much more than what they are now and with quality deal to come over here and leave over here. We felt sorry for him and most secretary always. suggestively discounted faithful porpoises Riaz who've had no idea that they were quite wealthy. He Remembers Elsa being very dramatic and difficult to deal with, but she had good reason to be all. She was very strong that a terrible history. I'll guess you've gone through Easter beforehand and they've were pretty strengthening to fly over here. They had one child who they'd lost. He was murdered. I think or an accident. Remember the D. Tough, and that's why they're really chained to have another child and off. If they're only hype, that's why to throw you. Both Mario and L.. Serena's had had children with previous partners, but they'd been a tragedy. Else's ten year old daughter had only recently died should been playing with a gun and it went off killing her that he's absolutely horrific are so that means that there was so much emotion entangled with this whole process. That's right. There was, but the process started well. Three embryos were created for the couple using else's eggs and donor sperm, so they had three chances of success. And I don't think we did about eleven o'clock midnight on a Saturday evening and she was very dramatic. Everything was sound. What's the drama? So she would her ex collected to street is beforehand a fertilize, and they would have developed and. Would have chosen the best probably wanting to Australian bureaus back, which would then be tempted to be
Texas appeals court backs expanding mail-in voting to those fearful of coronavirus
"Just a day after a state appeals court ruled in favor of all Texans having the right to vote by mail during the pandemic Texas Democrats are in federal court making a similar argument K. R. Lees Austin bureau chief Chris fox has more in a federal court in San Antonio Texas Democrats argued that all Texans fearful of contracting covert nineteen should have the right to vote by mail Texas Democratic Party chair Gilbertine Elsa lines will be long the number of polling places will be less and the time to hold will take much longer increasing the possibility that a voter will subject themselves to this deadly disease on Wednesday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the state Supreme Court to get involved now Paxton's also asking the Supreme Court to block Thursday's appeals court decision
A Little Hack To Make Amazing Ads That Convert
"Alright. So we've seen our spent a Lotta Times creating ads and thinking about like what's the ad hoc where we can get someone's attention and The other day I was swiping through instagram or something and I try attention. What are the things? Get me to stop right where things I read. Look at him. I was looking different things. And that's sort of like a watch. My kids my kids. They're really big into all these. These things that are satisfying will satisfying. This is the thing so satisfying like these weird art things with slime sand or with shredding metal in a metal shredder. Like all these crazy things and I was like Oh man. What if we did these different things and tournament ads right and the other day so I was when instagram search and start searching for like cool art or satisfying or slime or is type in keywords and I started seeing all these different cool art things And I started disliking a bunch of like falling their pages of steps. Then start showing up on my feet and now it's my newsfeed are seeing all these cool crazy aren't things that people do right by drying and All sorts of things but the other day I saw one that caught my attention I watched for men probably a minute straight and it was this guy and he does pancake art and so the cameras above this pancake and he's drawing this pitcher and you're seeing it. It's pretty cool. And then we gets done. He takes it and flips it over and as soon as he flips over pancake you see the finished pancake and now. I watched that I went to watch like probably ten or fifteen of them. My kids and it was so cool. You kinda like always drawing. Elsa is drying whatever sees everything's until he flips the pancake over your exactly what it is and he flips it over and the details looks amazing and It says like Oh my gosh. Look how much this sucked into the into watching this and I watched so many kids them I was like how can I get this to become an ad and I was like a pancake on my face? That's annoying no one wants to see pancake my face on what can you do? What can I do and I was like what if I haven't the pancake of the the book covers of dotcom secrets. Expert Secrets Traffic Secrets and say emailed the the guys on the channel as they. Hey how much it would cost for me to have you. Pancake art my books and it was a couple of hundred bucks per book. It was not not that expensive wired the money and just today I got back three pancake. That were flipped over. Then doing my book and flipping over and they turned out so cool. They're amazing nominate goes tournament a little ads. Youtube ads facebook ads. Instagram is budget variations. Because look at come back to to step number one right. We talk a lot about like Hook Story. Offer hoax story off the hook grabs attention and the story and then the offers. I figure the pancakes the hook right. You're like what does he drawing the boom over while the watching that can tell the story of what's happening with what he's doing why wrote book flips over. It's done and then make the offer from you'll get free copy of the book so I have no idea now if the ads can work if it's not gonNA work because it'd be successful or not successful but I do notice to get hook and it's GonNa be really fun and I'm excited to test it out Especially look at some of the ADS. We make we spend tons of my just my phone but you never know what the hooks going to be the grab. Someone's attention so for a couple hundred bucks to test it. It's it's really exciting so I'm excited for that started. After that I started looking into clean Mesa Google or finding claymation and I've message probably ten different claymation. Artists are making claymation ads and stuff like that. So it's just fun new things. You brought up when he goes to start going to instagram and facebook. Reverend started looking at art but the arts the cool designers look at People. That are doodling sketching. That are doing just whatever. Or they're creating things their hands like just any kind of art that that grabs. Your attention are falling over channels. You can in the more towns you follow them all the moral chopin. Your search results please are seeing all these have been cool cool things and then go reach out to the creators is Hey. Dot added created the image. That was amazing. Pay You whatever. Have you Chris on that for for me my company and like I said for us the pancake art? It was a couple hundred bucks per per book covering the turnout socal and who knows that could be the AD. That's the one that blows up. It's funny because I remember Folks are GONNA work a couple years ago. We had the harm brothers. Do our very first video with them. In turn amazing we loved it. We spent tons of energy and money. We just big launch with big bubble soccer also stuff in the did good he got on a million or so views and it was good And then like a week later Chris. Record Wrap Sunny D. rappers. Quick Funnels Rep and he just made it as as a joke. Essential get red and that and that video actually got more impressions. More views and more cells. Click funnels in this one. We'd spent hundreds of thousands of dollars creating so you never know what the hooks going to be created tons of hooks and try thing after thing after thing after thing just trying to think this is really fun unique way so for my side time embarrassing around like what I'm doing now is looking for artists. Who create little things that you a quick thirty second grab their tension just to tell your story and and and do the next thing
"elsa i" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"Complicated understatement on the codes which podcast from NPR we dive right into that complexity to try to make sense of some of the biggest thorniest issues in our society because race shapes our families and friendships and power and politics and sex and money music so come up with US subscribe to the coast which podcast on NPR one. Or wherever you get your podcast. An we're back. I have a question which is how do you think being a black woman has impacted your perspective on this work and the spaces that you occupy doing it. I think it means that when I do this work. I have to unpack my identity as a black woman. I have to acknowledge the privilege that I have Which is why I'm able to do this work in the first place Organizing for free. Most of the time Have that privilege that I can do that. But also unpacking the wrestling entities. I'm an immigrant from Ethiopia moved here when I was two and a half with my family. I'm first nation Ethiopia and Eritrea. Are they deal with worsening worst droughts because of climate change and so? I can see my family's struggle hair but then the United States I have some kind of privileged because of like my economic status and how my family has been able to raise me And so just even like just in those tweet enemies themselves. I just have to unpack them and when I do work in the climate spaces recognizing that there's only in the in the climate space I might see like maybe ten other faces that look like me and so me being there I'm automatically you automatically representing communities that. Look like me Even though I can't speak for everybody It it just means that this is more personal for me and that I not doing this to be cute My communities are on the line And so it's just more personal. We've won a reference episodes being the only black face and a white space and the way that you have to navigate that Just even like a basic work setting and I think for something so big. How are you navigating? How are you navigating that? And are there black elders in the community that you can like give you advice on how to deal with the just the bureaucracy of like yes including activism? Yes so when I first started this activism and I was. I would just hear T- about these different organizations an anti-black okay. Cool not working. They're not working with them and I would just hear stuff I'm like. Oh wow like the environmental spaces. Anti-black cute S- But the entire time for me I I didn't work. I worked with zero hour and we are at the time all of directors or women of color and so in every space that I was in with the youth that I was working with I was always validated. I was never second guessed because of like the complexion of my skin Instead like my experiences and my identities were validated uplifted. And those that give credibility to what I was doing what I was saying Which is complete opposite of? I'd say the adult space I'd say it's opposite for the space as a whole I know lots of mentors I would just tell me like off. It like terrible stories about the spaces. They worked in and they organized in. How anti-black they were and just the things they had to deal with as they were growing up in this movement. I haven't had to deal with simply because we were able to create a space where youth like me and people like me were able to thrive comfortably But they're there's definitely a ratio recommended venues to happen in environmental space. And how that's Lebie leading to so many talented black and Brown youth and women from not joining this movement and joining the space which is ultimately hurting us. Also have you ever experienced a racist moment while you've been doing this work personally me not I actually never mind You always think you do I can't say any names but I was me and two other girls. Were giving a speech at a climate concert Two years ago The start of my junior year of high school so the first time that I had ever really stunned public speaking for climate justice or anything of that sort And our speech was talking about Climate Justice. Indigenous rights black lives matter And things of that nature and just connecting systems of oppression and intersection in our work and one of the people in the audience. A grown man. was just talking so much shit about us and he was just talking. It was just like Things are gone man. Wouldn't be saying about kids but basically just saying where like skinhead lesbians that had no idea what we're talking about And that we shouldn't focus too much on race because it was divisive and just things of that nature and this is a person of big profile Person of big connections A person who is well respected in their spaces They're verified checkmark on twitter instagram. Their work for Really reputable organizations and institutions And they're just saying this about us as youth and saying that other adults in this space and so why people don't approach me with stuff like that they definitely do say it and you hear about it. How did you guys respond to that I'm not going to trip over a forty five year old man. That's saying something about me but it was just very Eye Opening US too I think tackling climate is tackling the very roots of this country. Just like criminal. Justice is tackling climate justice. You're tackling Corneau's Asian white supremacy. You're talking racism and you're taking tackling patriarchy and it just opened my eyes as to dam like this should Israel. There's so much more that we have to do. And that's just not ending climate change. It's abolishing systems of oppression And some are in our way. You're going to have to get out. You Better Tell Him Elsa. I got chills. You just. You're like I've seriously wanted to go out and fight right now. I'm fighting somebody periods. Seriously do you feel like the youth led organizations that are coming up are as anti-black or like segregated I guess as these older ones do you think like? There's I racial reckoning that you're talking about is that happening in the youth yeah Yeah actually Even there our women of Color Board of directors Like aby seventy five percent. Poc membership like yes yup and we still have to recognize how we internalize white supremacy in how that shows up in our works in our workspaces. And so we. We've had two trainings where we had to dissect how white supremacy pops up and how we communicate with each other how we view work. How Work The relationship we have between like work and productivity and management and stuff like that and so learning. Our mind blow. I can't believe the level of all sophisticated. Yeah around this in our thirties. Thinking about the decolonization of my own. Mind when we're absolute so it's it's really inspiring to listen hear. You say that you're doing all these things so the used are doing all these things you know especially the way that you guys are sent to the work and making it important. Because it's it's crucial to the word is and people don't recognize that like the end of the day white supremacy is gonNA shop and every single space day. Why we live in a world that is shaped by white supremacy. Damn thing in this world that you can't touch touch by thing when you guys talk to media do you do you guys talking your training when you're trying to you know Decolonize basically in your own minds. I do you talk about how to talk to the media in a way that gets them to to. I guess portrayed these stories because because even the media talks about environmental issues and an environmentalist of color in a from a lens of white supremacy from an like alinskyites promising. I will say like Magical Unicorn of like they don't exist. It's always like how can we put a whiteface absolutely on this is like how to WHO. Who's reigning them in in the way that they talk about so? I don't know what they've been doing recently but I know that we have a medium page because whenever we would pitch Stories about climate injustice and talking about Like how that relates to race or gender or economic class or something like that It would be denied by like a major publication but if we pitch something that was Like something very basic end just surface level just talking about climate crisis. I'm being a kid Stuff like that always gets published and so I always see kids like having to self publish their own things. are having their own media medium pages and posting their own articles and stuff like that and so Like we've kind of we kind of go around the media A lot of our workers on social media as well Just because media kind of doesn't get it we WANNA they want to paint the face of this movement of two people that popped up like three years ago Who are not acknowledging the legs that white supremacy plays the biggest function of creating these issues. You know it's really interesting. I was like having this conversation with a friend. Who's East Asian? She's like a lot of these countries are labeled as like the world's biggest polluters but there's no way the size of people in this country can create that pollution. But when you look at the companies that are there that are garment factories that are owned by European industrial brands that that creates the pollution in the smaller countries. That then get take the blame. And they're usually brown countries. Yeah no or when we are trashed. Yeah across the world for no reason seems to be a Lag. I think especially with climate change. There's a lack of accountability And I'm interested to get your opinion on this interesting shift that's happening. That's like a focus which I think is a system of white supremacy focus of like. We'll just go vegan or just go like don't use straws but not looking at the corporate impact of like. Why are we not talking about like industrial farming? You know are we not. Why is the onus always placed on an individual and I feel like a negatively placed on like black individuals and people of Color as like? Will you eat too much meat? You do this. And it's like that's not that's going to have an impact but the bigger impact is going to be breaking down capitalism Yeah I was on a panel of fume a few weeks ago and it was the first time that a lot of people audience heard the message that they were not responsible for the climate crisis that their individual actions cannot ever add up to the actions of one corporation that is responsible for the pollution that they create. And there's just a complete self of actual accountability when it comes to talking about. How did we get in this mess? You don't get into this must by not recycling your trash. Can we get into those must by having the top one hundred companies being responsible for forty three percent of emissions? Or something like that. We get into this mess by letting mega-corporations goats other countries extract their resources and then take their trash and put them back. In those countries we get into this issue by having an economic system that pretends that our earth has an informant of infinite amount of resources and that we can just take commodified land water and air. That's how we got into the solution but we want to place blame on individual people so we don't actually have to correct the systems and and revolutionized the way that we live and solve this issue like accurately and how we how we need to be doing Now so they're just not the same thing like not using Straw and having a company that has like fifty airplanes fly out and one day. It's not the same thing. It's just not the same level of damage. That's the word so then I mean. What do we do this like? How do we call these corporations out like since isn't isn't our individual actions like what can we do as individuals to hold them accountable? I mean the end of the day. Our individual actions do add up. So yeah we should keep track on that but as just. GonNa it's just GonNa take us being on the on the government's ass literally because of and at the end of the day. What am I going to do what about? That's how Walmart can you stop using plastic? What at Walmart is not gonNA listen to me ever. But the theory of change that we've been working on Like just a few youth activists that I know miss that you only need three point. I think it's three point. Five percent of the population to be part of a movement for it to be successful And so on the United States. We only need thirty million people that are actively on the government's asks active on everybody's ass advocating for green new deal advocating for a complete transition green energy advocating.
"elsa i" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"Think top Wayne Crime adjusters as tackling very roots of this country. Just like from justice is tackling climate justice. You're talking Corneau's ration- white supremacy. You're talking racism and titling patriarchy. Why am I fifteen years old? Sixteen years old spending thirty forty fifty hours a week organizing events and campaigns and lawsuits this so people can have clean air and clean water but at the end of the day. Either I work with you. I work around you and some are in our way. I'm going to have to get out. This is the secret lives of black woman. I'm SHARLA and I'm Laurin and today we're talking about black climate activism. I am so jazzed about this conversation. Because I feel like so often. In media portrayals of climate justice and climate change black and brown voices are left out when they were less gave a real black indigenous Brown. People of Color have been leaders of this movement since jump because we've had two for our survival absolutely Because our neighborhoods our air our laundry the target of corporate environmental attack. Yeah I feel you know. I truly feel like climate. Change is just another one of many things that is a function of white supremacy. And it's like with everything else we've got to fight for ourselves and we've been fighting for ourselves. You know I feel like I'm just so sick of it always just being like a face. That's not ours. We've been doing the work over at you. Guys who can see your favorite now over it. I always get round up when I just talked about. Supremacy really gets you. I don't know what it is about it but you get real pissed because it's just because it's it's the root legit. I can't believe you answer that. It's the weird volleyball manner white proxy. Because it's bad no shit no shit. Yeah but today I feel like I'm I have a feeling in my bones that today's conversation is going to be really enlightening and inspiring today. We're talking to Elsa Mengistu Elsa is an eighteen year old freshman at Howard University and the national climate justice organizer as a student. She's been lobbying the administration to become more sustainable as part of the Howard University Sustainability Student Committee pushing the school to reduce plastic waste and provide free public transportation to students outside of school. She's worked with some of the biggest. You flat environmental advocacy organizations like this is zero hour in consult other organizations on how to engage young people. She's currently planning a four thousand person. Climate Conference train new climate activists in twenty twenty one and she wants to make more people aware of the disproportionate impact. Climate Change will have on the black community. I'm really excited. Talk to Elsa especially because environmental activism is always stereotypically associated with white people. It's given a white voice. It's talked about from the white perspective. And there's always this race blind approach to the way that we talk about it and deal with it and I can't wait to talk to her and get into the nitty gritty.
Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife
"Mike Bloomberg's presidential bid led to tough scrutiny particularly about his company's frequent reliance on nondisclosure agreements for employees. One of the people under a nondisclosure agreement is a former employee who years ago worked on an investigative story about Chinese leaders. Bloomberg News killed that story. It also tried to silence his spouse. Npr's David Folkenflik reveals. What happened at debate? Elizabeth Warren Challenge Bloomberg. What about complaints about him Mr Mayor? Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. Bloomberg tried to move past it. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. Finish Bloomberg's blase response outrage the writer late. Hong fincher full disclosure award supporter finger points to the widespread use of such as by the company. Bloomberg founded the company uses them to handle complaints of sexual harassment and hostile work environment. According to reports ventures complaint is not that. I don't know exactly what happened to those women but I do know how incredibly terrifying it is to be threatened and bullied into signing a nondisclosure agreement in two thousand thirteen ventures husband. Michael Forsyth was a reporter for Bloomberg News in Beijing Bloomberg had already published his team's investigation into the wealth of the families of Communist Party leaders. The Chinese Ambassador had warned the company against publishing death threats followed venture and forsyth moved to Hong Kong yet. The team kept reporting. He continued to do an investigation and it was that story. This story on longed in China's honest man and his ties to senior Chinese Communist leaders including Jinping Z. Had just become president of China and I saw these emails from the editors praising it meaning the reporting saying that. Yeah it's it's. We're really excited about this. We can't wait to move it forward. Three former Bloomberg journalists verified this account after that however radio silence. The story never ran Serrao Mike. Her husband Mike and some of the other reporters. And Editors who had been working on this story. Just we're asking for answers about why. Why was this story killed the famously intense founding editor in chief of Bloomberg News finally weighed in? That's Matthew Winkler back then. To Editors told me the story needed work. That's not the reason we are cited for killing it. It is for sure going to invite the Communist Party to completely shut us down. Take us out of the country so I just don't see that a story that is just divide. This recording winkler on in October twenty thirteen conference call weekly praised the team but warned about covering the Chinese regime which he called it everywhere and who they are and we should have no illusions that the Chinese authorities had search Bloomberg's bureaus delayed visas for reporters and ordered state owned companies not to sign new leases for Bloomberg terminals the terminals offer subscribers specialized financial data and are the most important source of the company's profits and China was seen as a growing market and a strategic priority again. Matthew Winkler is the information they do have away that enables car to report but not Elsa Prophet Bloomberg News N Winkler. Who's retired as editor in chief declined to comment in two thousand thirteen? Mike Bloomberg was mayor of New York City and denied Bloomberg News Killed The China Story. Two months later back at the company he founded asked about the China controversy again. Mike Bloomberg said it was arrogant to impose American values on others if a country gives you a license to do something off with certain restrictions. You have two choices either. Accept the license and do it that way. Well you don't do business there. Npr also obtained audio of these remarks. Mike Bloomberg to his global newsroom Bloomberg said the newsroom should be proud of its China coverage then said all organizations have bad apples. Some staffers thought that was aimed at the China. Investigative team. Bloomberg News fired Mike Foresight. He was accused of leaking news of the killed project other outlets. He landed at the New York Times and would not comment for the story. He signed a nondisclosure agreement with Bloomberg LP lawyers for Bloomberg's company pressured someone else to sign one foresights wife later Hong fincher. The company's lawyers threatened to force her to pay a six figure sum if she didn't agree to keep silent about her husband's work. Here's venture. There was no reason why I should have to sign a nondisclosure agreement. Because I didn't possess any damaging material about the company venture recalls being summoned to the high rise offices of Bloomberg's Hong Kong lawyers. Her husband was there too. And then this lawyer from New York on that. I mean giant image of his face on the video screens said but what about all the evidence? That's in her head venture says. She walked out of the conference room and left the building. They assumed that because I was the wife of their employees. I was the wife I was just an appendage of their employees I was not a human being ventures former CNBC correspondent who was finishing up PhD. She bristled and hired top-flight lawyers and finally the company let it go now. Mike Bloomberg has returned to his company. Wants more but venture isn't letting her question go. What else in his newsroom she asks is hidden by those nondisclosure agreements.
Vocalis Health CEO Tal Wenderow
"County. Health is actually an Israeli. Start up with our in the clinical de Science in Israel headquarters out of the Boston area. High actually leaving Newton outside of Boston and what we're doing can think you know that vocal by Maka right so we analyzing the voice and we collate that to disease symptoms and conditions and what happened is Which not only we walk in disruptive area by trying to learn and teach democracy new vocal about a mock we kind of disruptive ways so two point two full months ago a we merged two Israeli startups beyond verbal. Health is for both do in the vocal biomarker space to foam vocalists company which is not a trivial thing to do to get to startups together. That each one they can change the world. Come to the realization. I cannot do it by myself right with. Find the right partner to do that right. But it's all about people so Mike Mike Partner in crimes shoddy facilities actually physician that he was the CEO of Elsa mice and we're both raising money and we met not together but we met in Israeli one of the leading Israeli. He'll stick fun named Aimal Alot. Nda distractedly decided to enter voice face in healthcare but there are looking for the right company. And the Roy. Who's chairman of the board right now? Said we don't know which one to pick if you merge invest in both of you. Yeah sure that's not a big deal. So so so. That's why he's sounds like it's not a big deal but it's usually. It is a big deal. It is a big real so that was probably June shoddy and I. We met two days later on a good cup of Espresso couple of Russell. In four weeks later we presented to investment committee and then a fortune lawyers to cover. It took US another three months to close but we were done after. One are right because it makes sense. It's not just because we got the money. We can do to realization one. If we don't match we'RE GONNA compete with it right so you know it's it's
Walkin and Talkin Disney
"Hey everybody welcome to another episode of daily Magic. This is this is a take two of this podcast. We just Gave you some really good information for about two minutes or arm. Sorry for about ten minutes and then I realized I wasn't recording. So this do over. What are we doing well? We're taking a walk or second side the House all day. It's my lunch break and I just thought you know what we're not gonNA have an opportunity to record around the studio today. So let's Let's just pull out the recorder and talk while we walk so we have. Oh boy lots of cars so we have a skating for the first time. She's here with US trying to escape but she figured out that she does best when she just sits on the skateboard and goes down hill. We got any with us. She's walking our dog Elsa and we have Mr Liam with this right here and I'm Jeremy and we thought well. What could we chat about today? You know we've been doing a bunch of silly stuff we've been doing a bunch of games pulling out all the stops. The best we can and amy was like well. Why don't we talk about how we came to to be family? Yeah so I would say definitely we inherited some of the Disney genes from our families having grown up in southern California and the West Coast and the West Coast having family in southern California. Even after I moved away always out there every time we went out there my parents were. We gotta go to Disneyland. We gotta go to Disneyland. And then and then of course we settled in Phoenix. Amy was already there and it was just like six hours away. Like why not go? It was it was amazing. When we got married we went when we had. Liam became his fifth birthday. Were like this is it. We're taken Liam. It's like the rite of passage. It's the birthday trip. Liam hated it. Hates is not a strong enough word for what this kid felt about Disney. Yeah it was. It was almost scarring. Yeah for everybody. We felt so bad. Thankfully Amy's mom and then a friend from church was there. This is the sound of Fiona trying not to kill herself or us on that last attempt So we were able to kind of they got tired and you know what we'll take Liam and you guys go have fun but we were just so bombed because you know at that time. Liam had more of his hearing more of a site And it was just sensory overload. I think and it wasn't the kind of thing where we could. You know put headphones. Because he just doesn't tolerate any of that and it was it was we. Were only on like a deaf awareness. Day Yes so the so there are some accommodations. There it just. It just wasn't having it was not it was. It would be irresponsible for us and I think it was more about all of this is i. Don't think he quite knew where he was in space like. He wasn't really in good muscle control of his body at that point. Remember those posters of space like it had the whole galaxy and then it had like a thing that said you are here to know that part. No He's not a mushroom or is that a brown egg. We live in the southern suburbs of a Lanta beautiful gorgeous day here and I gotta say a brown exciting would be more rare than a mushroom so it's probably a mushroom anyway. Oh you did. Yeah that's why I kept going. Oh my God how because I was dying just because I think filling in the details with God is a rooster would have been helpful for all of us to share in that experience so we took Fiona for her birthday of everything. Went fine if you want to. Being are typical child home. Yeah we might push him over the edge if we took him again. Here's Yeah Oh yeah you were scared of some of the rights as being for your and a new four year old like she was barely not three was on her fourth birthday. Yeah well so you fast forward Liam Gets Omega wish trip. A bunch of stuff happened there. We moved cities we moved houses. And we kind of found ourselves saying we want to get this. Make a wish granted and we. We really just ended up deciding. Let's under the suggestion of Mika wish. Yeah but at that point. We said you know what let's do it. Liam hated it. It's free the worst that can happen is we can hang out if this village we hear about and just have a good time for a week the May give kids. The world. Village is an incredible incredible place. Yeah it was. It was just as hard to leave the village itself than it was. You know how you feel doubt on your last day of Disney vacation. It was difficult to leave the village itself. But that and you'd water so we you know. We ended up having such a good time and again like here's huge. Assist to give kids the world. They met us at the airport Harrison tears before we were even helped adjust our expectations immediately and they were like they're like look Liam special than they look at. Funen they say but you know what your special and they looked at us in there like mom. Your Special Dad your special. This is for you. You need to cut loose. You need to leave everything behind and this week is everything and and I mean they just they just said our expectation up to where we were softened up already so by the time we got to Disney and got the full red carpet treatment. You know with that Mak- wish button. I think we just like we were sold and it W- and so when we when we left we decided you know what I think. Because Liam is there's something for everybody Liam is Liam is aware of where he is when he's there Liam's aware of where he is when he's there and You know of course we are to now. Liam is aware in in a way that maybe we didn't expect being deaf blind at this point. Liam was you know he he? He enjoyed the parks by the smells and the different motions of the ride vehicles. And the different You know the the different lilting of the the ride vehicles. The way the ride vehicles were constructed on pirates of the Caribbean he's scratching at the grip tape We're looking at the pirates going nuts. He's he's scratching at the grip tape and cracking up. He's got a huge smile on his face because that was sensory to him. That was the input that was the experience provided to him. And we just thought to ourselves. You know what we're going to. We decided look. We're going to go back all the time. And so the very first trip back was a little nerve racking and I was a little apprehensive because we had really experienced this red carpet treatment and I mean where do you go from there. Yeah because I think it's important to note like the myth is if you're in a wheelchair or you need assistance that you somehow get this red carpet treatment and while you do get accommodations that are other than say a typical family or people who have typical needs You still it. They try to make this fair as possible. We need to contrast this with the absolute like free stuff top with Give kids the world because you have a make a wish button and the cast members are trained to look for that and give extra magic whenever they see literally bypassed the lines. I mean it's every it's all the myths that you hear about just Special needs families. But it's really only a Mako. Wish experience the thing I will say about going back to Disney and the reason that we keep going back to Disney is they do make accommodations for us and they do have some special things and every once in a while we get a little extra magic just like everybody else. But that's those are the key words is that it's like everybody else we Kinda Day. What they do is they level the the vacation experience so if you have typical children my experience may look to you. Like I'm getting special accommodations but I must special needs family. So there are some special accommodations that we need to bring us up to a normal family experience
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro charged in U.S. drug trafficking inquiry
"The Venezuelan government is accused the US of making baseless drug trafficking charges against president Nicolas Maduro to hide its failures in tackling the spread of cave it nineteen American prosecutors have offered a fifteen million dollar reward for information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest they accuse him and other senior officials of colluding with Colombian former left wing rebels to smuggle tons of cocaine into the U. S. the Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza Elsa said the trump administration's efforts would not succeed reporter the guy come here they will be at no for the for the same Venezuela the United States policy in trying to force change in Venezuela is destined to file offering a one to reward like grace's cal boys shows the desperation of the elite supremacists in Washington and his obsession with attacking Venezuela in order to gain electoral support in the state of Florida
Fear is What Cant Be Trusted
"I'll be perfectly honest with you in saying that. I don't know exactly where this episode is going to go. It has been a rather crazy two weeks here. I live in the Seattle area and things have progressed rather rapidly in the last week you know My son school decided last Friday. So I don't know ten day ten days ago too close for a couple of weeks and then. The state made the decision to close all schools. Statewide until April Twenty. Fourth hospitals are pretty overrun. Healthcare personnel are burned out bars. Restaurants are now required to be closed except for delivery and takeout in that there has been a lot of fear and panic circulating around. Because there's just so much uncertainty and there's so much unknown and this creates a lot of shadow aspects. I would say that are surfacing in a lot of people and we see this take shape in the form of scarcity so scarcity mindset. Watch sparks the hoarding. And feeling like there's not enough. There's and there's not enough to go around so you have to hold it all and it surfaces racism whether that is outright not subtle racism violent racism or whether it's micro aggression. They're both awful. I kind of went through this metamorphosis over the last couple of weeks where at first I was like. I'm not GonNa talk about this virus. I am not going to put any more energy into this than there already is because everybody is panicking about it too okay. I'm going to talk about it but this is not going to be from a place of panic or fear. I am approaching this from a place of vigilance and being informed but not over informed and not feeding into the fear and panic that is surrounding it. So kind of want to touch on this fear you know. I just made the decision and yesterday afternoon. After meditating on it to cancel the rest of my clients for March my in-person clients them not because of fear but because of my love and compassion for them in my community. I care very deeply for them. And it's just what felt was right to do. I have not made any decisions based out of fear because fear is not going to help us get through. This fear will paralyze us. It will cause us to make terrible decisions. Then it'll cause us to say and do things that may hurt someone or our cells is actually just watching frozen to again with my son. And there's this quote net the were Elsa says yes. I'm going to share an elsa quote from frozen. Okay deal with it. She says that's just your fear. Fear is what can't be trusted as like. Oh man that is just so on point for right now. Fear cannot be trusted because fear will screw you over every single time. So how do we deal with fear? How do we deal with the panic? How do we deal with the anxiety? Staying grounded so being present in your body sending roots down into the ground doing some breath work even if you are self quarantining or if you are under a mandatory self quarantine you can still a window and if you have a porch you can go out on your porch getting some fresh air. Some sort of nature. Maybe planting something. Maybe this is a good time to plant some indoor plants and do a little herb garden focusing on things that are within your control. You can't control whatever is going on outside in the world or outside your front doorstep can't control really was going on inside your home either but you can control how you want to feel and how you WanNa react to things and you can control what you decide to do with your time. I understand this is a really stressful time for small businesses and not even just small businesses. I know people who work for bigger and those corporations have closed and now those employees have no income except maybe some unemployment money and that can be very stressful because well how am I going to afford rent helmet going to afford food. How am I going to Ford? Xyz and those are very valid fears? Right I don't WanNA minimize that. That is very valid. But you can control not giving too much into that not feeding that fear too much and just kind of focusing on what is abundant in your life. Community is abundant. Please reach out to your community and just see how anyone can help even virtually. Maybe this is a time for you to think about restructuring your life and maybe there is some kind of offering that you could offer online that will pay for. I have seen a lot of small businesses doing this thinking of ways that they can restructure their business and I think this restructuring piece is going to be really crucial for us and make us push past are limits of what we thought was possible and challenges to push past any self limiting beliefs. That are keeping us from moving forward now before you get caught up in this. How can I help myself? I really encourage you to think about well. How can I help my community munity because we're all going to have to work together to get through this? So how can you help your community whether that's from a standpoint or not? There was somebody in a local facebook group in my community who suggested creating virtual videos and sending them to people in nursing homes because many elderly who are in nursing homes right now are not allowed visitors so even doing something like that. A cow powerful is that and how compassionate is that it's been inspiring to see community. Come together all of the free offerings. That are happening for kids right now. Who aren't in school. All of the offerings to provide kids in low income families with free lunches while schools are closed the people stepping up and helping small businesses. Even I just saw an article yesterday as well about a Seattle business who are doing virtual happy hours to help maintain morale within their company. And I think that's really cool to just finding ways to support each other and keep up. Morale and mental health is so important. Mental health is so important. I always talk about how important mental health as and right now is a challenge to mental health so finding ways to take care of yourself and connecting with others without physical contact. How can we connect? Yeah I feel like this whole thing is also a push for human connection and then also getting us back into the earth because with people more and more people working from home if you have the luxury to do that if that is an option for you more and more people working from home more and more people. Not Out mindlessly consuming. Think about how that's going to help the environment as well not saying that people getting sick is awesome or anything but just thinking about how this has forced us to see how making these changes has created some positive outcomes and how we can evolve that wants this pandemic is under control and were over this hump.
Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS
"By the time police got the call about the bodies Invitation Hill. It was already starting to get dark. The Hill is surrounded by thick forest and brush so for everyone's safety. They decided to hold off until morning. Of course the press didn't take the same precautions when officers finally did arrive on the morning of August. Twenty first nineteen sixty six vin. Tame Hill was already swarming with reporters. The even snapped a few photos before the bodies were carried away unfortunately all the original sources are in Portuguese and more than fifty years later. It's hard to track them all down but some of them were summarized in English in the flying saucer review which despite the name was fairly credible journal in the sixties based on those articles. Here's what we know about. The police investigation. The only easy part of this case was identifying the victims thirty two year old men. Well Pereira de Cruz and thirty four year old. Miguel Giuseppe Viana. Both men were electronics. Technicians from the town called compost dose. Go to causes. Which is about one hundred and seventy five miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. Both of them were happily married. Well respected in the community and led pretty normal. Unassuming lives according to their families. Miguel and Manuel had left town. On the morning of Wednesday August Seventeenth nineteen sixty six three days before their bodies were found. They said they were heading to Sao Paulo to buy some electronics equipment. Along with a used car. They've been looking at. They took some money with them somewhere. Between two and three million Cruzeiros the conversion rate is a little hard to calculate. But that's somewhere worth like a few thousand. Us dollars today at about nine am. Miguel and Manuel headed out to the bus station accompanied by a friend named L. CEO Gomez. Elsa wanted to go into the bus station. See them off but the other two men insisted that he just drop them off outside. Elsia didn't understand what the big deal was but he didn't think too much of it. He watched Miguel men walk into the bus depot and then he went back home. That was the last time he ever saw his two friends alive now. Even with the minimal evidence police had at this point. There were a few things about this story. That didn't add up. When the bodies were found the only had a combined one hundred sixty one thousand Cruzeiro on them. The rest of the two three million is unaccounted for still to this day. And of course they didn't go to Sao Paulo like they told everyone else. They went to a town called NITA. Roy which is a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. Which is a good couple hundred miles away. The investigators went back to Nita. Roy Hoping to find some answers there but once they piece together the rest of August seventeenth nineteen sixty six. All they had were more questions. Miguel and men wells bus would have arrived in Nita Roy at around two or two thirty that afternoon their first stop was an electronic store. They'd been to that store before so we can assume it carried some kind of equipment that wasn't sold in their own town but for some reason they left the store without buying anything and they didn't even talk to the sales clerk there now. Maybe the store was out of whatever they were looking for. But the taken a five hour bus ride to get there. Why on Earth wouldn't they at least check with the clerk? Before leaving either way after they lead the electronic store it starts to rain so they stop into a clothing store nearby and buy a pair of matching raincoats again. This doesn't raise any red flags on its own. But what is weird? The clerk said that they left in such a rush that they didn't even bother to put on the coats before running out into the rain. The coach that they just bought now. You might assume that the big appointment that they were rushing to was with the owner of that used car that they were looking to buy. But you'd be wrong. They didn't buy any car during the trip so if they weren't buying electronics and they weren't buying a car. What were they doing there? Oddly the next time may surface is at a bar in the same neighborhood as the clothing store and when they get to the bar. They're still very anxious about the time. Miguel goes to the counter and orders a bottle of mineral water according to the bartender. He's acting very like nervous and impatient and while he's ordering he keeps glancing over at the clock after paying for the water. Miguel keeps the receipt and this might not seem like a big clue but Brazil has a recycling policy where you could return empty bottles for a deposit. So whatever or whoever they're waiting for. Miguel assumes won't take too long and he'll have time to return the bottle before heading home that evening no one saw Miguel. Well leave the bar so we don't know if they met someone there or they left alone but at five PM. They're seen at the foot of ENTAME Hill. Which is just outside town. They pull up in a jeep driven by someone with blonde hair. There were two other men in the car as well but the witness couldn't see them clearly. Whoever these three men were they were the last people to see Miguel and well alive. So by this point police had mapped out all of their movements from leaving home in the morning to arriving at the hill that night but none of it offered any clues about what actually happened next. We already mentioned a few the strange details at the scene of the deaths. But if we take a closer look it's even more baffling. Let's start off with what they didn't have the money that they brought with them. The most obvious possibility is that this was a robbery gone wrong but staging a scene like this would have taken a lot of time and effort for not a ton of money and they also left some behind also. There were no injuries on either of the bodies. No CUTS NO BRUISES. No Burns no sign of violence at all. When the corner didn't autopsy there were no internal damages either and strangely. Despite sitting out in the open for three days on a hill that's swarming with wildlife. The bodies were totally untouched by animals. No one can really say what that means but it kind of seems like there was something unnatural about the death if even the vultures didn't WanNa touch them if this wasn't a murder the next possibility was suicide but this theory sort of falls apart too because Miguel still had the empty water bottle and the receipt. If he knew he was going to die. Why go through the trouble of saving that receipt beyond that police find three pages of handwritten notes? That definitely didn't suggest a suicide pact. The first page has a a list of electronics parts. Numbers along with some Algebra work. The equation uses Ohm's law which is E. equals. I are which is used to calculate the strength of an electrical current now. The two men were electronics technicians. After all so everyone assumes these are just notes for a work project now. The next page though is more of an enigma translated from Portuguese. It says quote Sunday one tablet after the meal. Monday one tablet in the morning on an empty stomach. Tuesday one tablet after the meal Wednesday one tablet before bedtime and quote. Obviously this is talking about some kind of prescription. But as far as anyone knows neither Miguel or amend well were sick now. The last dose that Wednesday before bedtime dose would have been taken right before they died but due to decomposition the corner couldn't get useful out of the toxicology report so we still don't know what was in those mysterious tablets and this was a little hard for me to understand because just a second ago I know. He said the bodies kind of untouched by wildlife. I expected them to be in. Good condition. But whatever's going on at the time they either didn't have the technology they didn't have the time and they weren't able to test for it so finally. The third page has another set of instructions. This one said quote sixteen thirty be at the determined location. Eighteen thirty swallow capsules after the effect protect metals week for mask signal end quote. Now the confusion isn't a translation issue. It doesn't make any sense in Portuguese either. It almost seems like the note was kind of scribbled down quickly in some kind of shorthand which probably means someone gave the instructions verbally and someone else wrote them down putting it all together. We can at least gathered that Miguel Aiman. Well weren't the victims of some kind of random attack. They came to the hill for a reason. And that brings us to our last piece of evidence. The lead masks themselves now. You're probably picturing a full mask. That covers your entire face. Almost like what welders wear but these were about the size and shape of sunglasses made out of solid lead. They were apparently homemade and cut. Roughly FROM SCRAP METAL. Lead blocks radiation. So it's often used as a coating protective goggles and facials but these masks were too small to offer any real protection and since they were solid metal. It'd be impossible to see or do anything while wearing them so at first police had no idea what to make of these masks but after some digging it turned out that this wasn't an isolated incident according to flying saucer review. There was another case four years earlier. Where another electronics technician had been found dead on a hill with a lead mask in that previous case the police determined that the man went up to the hill and took some kind of drugs because he was convinced it would allow him to pick up radio and TV signals with his
The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man'
"Later in the show. I'll have an interview with Lebron L. The writer director of the new updated edition of the invisible man. A movie that shifts the perspective of the classic horror movie to the victim in this case played by the Amazing Elizabeth Moss when Elsa Clever Jonah craftsman and we had a fun chat about how he's reinventing the work of the historic universal monster movies and some of his aides filmaker. Heroes like James Cameron and Paul Hogan and John Carpenter but I I am joined by ringer contributor and one of the best film minds around Adam Neiman. Thanks for joining me Adam. Thanks for having me Adam. We're here to build another wing in the movie hall of fame. Today we said post and beam on the monster movie hall of fame. Now you know monster. Movies are tricky because there are two distinctions between them. One is your classical scare movie that enrapture audiences but maybe doesn't really mean very much and then. The other is the load-bearing bearing metaphorical monster that communicate something to the world about maybe it's ills or human psychology or things of that nature I assume that you are more fan of the latter. But May maybe that's not the case. I think I'm a fan of the ladder when it's less calculated You know the the joke I liked to tell his one day. Someone's GonNa make really good specific movie about a social problem like documentary and then at a press conference the director. She's going to be like this movie's a metaphor for zombies and just waiting for someone to do but I mean I think that in the last couple years because you have some like Jordan. Peele who has spoken not in terms of monster movies but in terms of horror movies. He's talked about you. Know his office for those social thrillers or Social Horror Movies and the metaphorical dimension to them. And so you know because monsters are a subset of horror movies as you say a delivery device for for scares those streams often do cross but yeah. I think some of the best monster movies of all time are definitely ones where monsters represent something whether it's something inside or outside society or something inside or outside people but I'm also just a a big fan of movies. Where like spooky things jump out at people in eat them? So it's a IT'S A. It's a fine balance before we get started on constructing this this list that we've put together here. Do you remember your first monster movie experience at the movie. That felt like a monster movie to me and I mean it it is a monster is when Pinocchio gets swallowed by the whale. Oh yeah which is. Obviously you know I mean there's a biblical reference there to to Joan in the whale and it's You know like for for for kids. Who Who who see Pinocchio? That whale is just nightmarish and terrifying and and gigantic. I mean my dad. I think that's the first movie he ever told you to. Took me to it. Just absolutely scared the hell out of me that and the giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Same thing oh great both Some Disney spun con there. Well done by in and and you. Well I'm thinking about Pinocchio as you say it and the thing that scared me more than the whale is the sequence in which the boys turn into donkeys boys which is just absolutely disturbing and also kind of metaphorical in its way Not to put too fine a parasite point on it I'm trying to think of my first true scary movie experience. I feel like what I got two young Frankenstein before I got to Frankenstein in. It's funny. How when something like that happens how it can obscure your relationship to movies and I think it actually made me Not so much scared movie theaters but just just sort of happy and smiling and laughing. I tend to laugh at horror movies and monster movies because I get kind of perverse thrill out of them and I so I if young Frankenstein. Ken Count that would be. That would be my number one. I mean obviously. I saw a bunch movies that we'll talk about here on this list that a very young age. And maybe that's an opportunity to just go right into it. So here's what we're going to do. We'RE GOING TO GO CHRONOLOGICALLY. So there's a long history. I would say monster. Movies are essentially as old as movies themselves. So we're going to try to walk through. Essentially I don't know eighty ninety years of movie history and try to capture. What are the absolute most representative interesting compelling fascinating monster movies ever made and the monsters? I think the conversation should really be about the monsters inside of the movies and why they're so effective as devices for either sending those messages or just scaring the shit out of us. So you chosen five. I've chosen five. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA Ariffin vamp little bit. Why don't you give me your first pick going all the way back to the nineteen thirties? Sure and you know it's interesting because now when we've got it arranged chronologically we've got this this interesting blindspot which. Kinda be filled in as we go along. Which is we've both bypassed. The true initial cohort of Universal Monster. Movies right the very late twenties very early thirties because the first movie on my list is King Kong. So I have bypassed Dracula Frankenstein you know bride of Frankenstein Which are all these enduring literary properties that have been made and remade for a long time and I think the thing about King Kong. It just feels like the primal scene for me of monster as spectacle because he's not human sized right. He's not an actor costume he's not You know someone doing an accent or wearing makeup. He's a special effects creation and the thing about the original King Kong. Every time I watch it is. It is just so spectacular visually. In an analog era. You know the the integration of those stop motion special effects into old sets and the exaggerated camera angles on the actors and just the the surrealism of it. I've read that. The actual surrealists the the practicing artists within that within that movement re huge fans of King Kong for one thing. 'cause monster just keeps changing size. You know it's inconsistent it's inconsistent but it's also just stunning because from scene to scene you know when he's just represented by giant hander giants foot or the close ups on the is and then you can also still cut backing these establishing shots and seeing him in these different environments and. I think it's the way also that it goes from this primal island to this urban city. The monster in his home context. And then sort of you know thrashing around in the middle of maternity causing chaos. It's just like the deepest the deepest core horror fantasy. You know that that that I can think of I. I just think it's absolutely astonishing and I never tire of watching it. It's funny I think a lot of the monsters on our list Get repeated and reused and re contextualize over and over again the thing with King Kong is is the actual character of King Kong comes up over and over and over and over again. We're getting another King Kong movie this year. And for whatever reason I would say between King Kong and Godzilla. Those are really the only two significant monsters that we never tire of somehow. That don't don't expire. You know I think that the idea behind what King Kong represents and there's obviously been an extraordinary amount of both academic critical just fun writing about What happens when colonialists enter a less developed world and attempt to steal things from it But in addition to that it is this grand spectacle and we talk a lot on the show about is. It doesn't move. You have a reason to be seen in a movie theater. Then I feel like the original King. Kong is is one of the landmark achievements and you have to see this on a giant screen. There's nowhere else for to be seen. We'll for sure. I maybe just in terms of bridging King Kong with those other brand name monsters of the period he in genders the same kind of complex sympathy. That you have with Boris. Karloff Frankenstein. Right I mean you even have a rhyme in those two movies wherein Frankenstein. He picks the little girl up by the river without doing what he's doing. And you know drowns her accidentally and certainly king kongs intentions towards Aren't violent. They're they're in his sort of chivalrous or desirous or somewhere in between there. I think the reason he endures an even the point that God's Zilla as a character eventually got bent in King kongs direction because the original godzillas dot anthropomorphized sympathetic at all. And then over the years. And they made Godzilla more like King Kong. I think being inside that sort of like destructive force but you're also misunderstood and you're more a victim of circumstance than anything else that's a really appealing escapist fantasy for filmgoers even thinking the original King Kong as terrifying as it is and as brutal as the violences like a people have never seen it. He smush is people into Goo on screen. You know You're still with him and I think that that's a really great monster. Movie needs on some kinds of great monster movies that you need that possible level of identification or sympathy. So it's not just purely a nightmare. I think the original King Kong does that just just amazingly well. So you're next pick actually doesn't do the former thing that you were just describing which is there's no crushing there's no Gu. There's no absolute violence of a kind in your next week. What's your next movie? The next movie I have is is cap. People which is part of a cycle of really low key atmospheric horror movies produced in the mostly in the nineteen forties. Bhai guy named Val Luton and I would say that if you get a chance to see Ken. Jones documentary thou loot man in the shadows. I think it's the best documentary I've ever seen about a filmmaker at particularly about how Luton changed horror movies by using the lack of a budget. And the lack of franchise -able characters. You Know He. He didn't have the roster that universal was working with all these all star. You know horror icons so he made it less more. It's the it's the the the the cinema of of of suggestion and scary around the edges. But it's also movie about people transforming into cats I. It's a booby that plays the the ambiguity of is this or isn't this real up. You know for for a long time but it really does give over to the idea that the main character the heroin does when stimulated or afraid you know actually transform into A cat due to this this this Eastern European mysticism and it's also a movie. I'm sure they'll come later. That gets remade in the eighties and completely liberalised because instead of just talking with someone turning into a cat or remembering someone turning into a cat you actually see it on screen with with special effects and it's It's less effective to me. Do you do you like the Paul schrader version that you're describing the eighties version. I like the Paul schrader version. Because it's wild acid trippy. Paul schrader horror movie. And it's it's glory and it's actually not as full-on like latex hydraulic special effects. His other movies from the period. But I I love the original are you are you. Are you fond of the delude films directed by Jacques Turner? Who did a bunch of the other ones is it a? Is it a a a source of Phantom for you it is? I saw cat people and the Leopard men in a couple of them many many years ago and then actually over Halloween this year my wife and I were looking and you know as I get older Halloween. Getting more and more difficult to program. If we're not gonNA rewatch something. But we watched a couple movies. We watched The criterion collection had the ghost ship which I had never seen which I thought had. It has a very similar approach to kind of What's happening in the shadows? Which is most of his films are using that strategy of not showing the thing and then I watched by myself. The body snatcher and both of them. I thought were pretty great. I mean I this is also a case where I I. I probably saw Kent Jones's documentary before seeing any of the films and while that was a great thing for my film education it also kind of warped perception of the movie because I was seeing it as a kind of intellectual exercise in a way where I understood technique as opposed to some of these other movies that we're GonNa talk about here where I just happened to be nine years old when I saw it in a completely reorganized my brain chemistry in a way but I do like his movies. And especially this one that you've chosen well and then also just the last thing to say but it may be that because it's not special effects and spectacle it anticipates where horror movies would go in the sixties with the idea of the monster within right. I mean here. It's not a an invading apor vampire. It's the idea of a woman who's subconscious and her inner life motivates this transformations client about the link between monstrous and desire and monstrous and repression. Which is why it tends to be. You Know Pretty Beloved Academically but I mean by the sixties. Neither US talk about these movies. But you start having the idea of the human monster in movies like psycho or whatever else and you can kind of trace aligned from the way cat. People stages horror towards that stuff. I think I think that's right. And I think it's probably a capitals nifty double feature with the peg for this film the invisible man because that movie is also as much about.
Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail
"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well
Europe's winter storm moves east, disrupting travel, schools
"Strong winter storm but his battered Europe with hurricane force winds and heavy rains have killed several people and cause severe travel disruptions stole Kiara Mr bean in Germany and Switzerland and Elsa in Norway schools flights to be grounded and rail services council in many north European nations there have been fatalities to what a number of drivers died off their vehicles were hit by falling trees Britain which bore the brunt of the storm on Sunday is assessing the damage and working to get power restored to twenty thousand or more homes the storm has now largely passed through
Death toll rises as storm moves eastwards across Europe
"A strong winter storm that has battered Europe with how we can force winds and heavy rains have killed several people of course the severe travel disruption storm Kiara the new Sabine in Germany and Switzerland and Elsa in Norway this course flights to be grounded and rail services council in many north European nations there have been fatalities to when a number of drivers died off their vehicles were hit by falling trees Britain which bore the brunt of the storm on Sunday is assessing the damage and working to get power restored to twenty thousand or more homes the storm has now largely passed through Franz the weather experts warn the Mediterranean island of Corsica could see winds as high as one hundred and twenty miles per hour later Monday shells the late this month London
Grace Kosko: A Collector of Certifications
"We are with grace. Costco Grace is a lifetime mover job. She's a physical therapy assistant. But if that's not enough. She's done a variety of other things so one of the questions. I often ask for my other podcasts. Moving to live is what your thirty second elevator Spiel of what you do so you see somebody somebody comes up to you. We're done interviewing. They said well. Who are you what do you do? What do you tell them? That is a difficult question. Let's see I am in the process of reinventing inventing myself. I am a former hairstylist. And became a yoga instructor. Loved learning about the human body. And I'm now in massage therapy school after completing physical therapist assistant school last year so I'm a collector of certifications and licenses and I may use that collector of certifications in the future thinking down the line. You suspect in the future. After doing the massage therapy there will be additional certifications coming along possibly strength and conditioning coach and I think one of the things grace was mentioning before we started recording is her boyfriend is also a collector of certifications. And he's got some of his own and his business and he us also also said he's branched out into the health and wellness field also very much. So he's a geek so nutrition so so pressure is on. If you get to know grace you have to keep up with the certifications vacations. My favorite question. I always went ask people from Philly. Pittsburgh is. Are you a Pittsburgh native if so why are you still here. If not what brought to Pittsburgh I am a Pittsburgh. Native grew up in a suburb about thirty minutes. Outside of the city in North Huntingdon. I don't know why I'm still in Pittsburgh. I would love to leave but I just don't know of anywhere to go that I love more than Pittsburgh and I know this is a podcast about movement. I always want to ask people. Obviously now is a yoga instructor working as a physical therapy assistant. You're going after. I believe you said at some point strong. I which is a kettle bell training certification which ages no joke. Were you active growing up or were you somebody who's like yeah. I don't like being active and kind of as a follow up to that where you active because mom and Dad said get the hell out of the house. Elsa don't come back until dinnertime or because mom and dad were active. If you had brothers and sisters they were active and you kind of got dragged along with them so my family is not an active family. My mom did tell me to get out of the House and not come home until dinner. I actually my fitness journey didn't start until I was about eighteen. I had ED Attended cosmetology school and gained weight. Because I ate from the vending machine on every ten minute break that we had and ballooned up to you two hundred pounds and I said Nope this has got to stop so stop. Drinking pop started eating better started attending a fitness class. Just that was local in our neighborhood neighborhood and eventually made my way to an official. Jim started taking yoga class. I loved the Yoga Teacher. She worked at a yoga. Studio became came a yoga instructor so it was just this little bits here and there that I collected and then Found that I really love weight training as well I'm unnaturally flexible person. But I noticed I was starting having some aches and pains and I thought maybe I need to do the other end of things and started weightlifting. Dabbled a little bit and cross bit But we have our own gym downstairs with pedal bells because you can do so much with one little weight. And that's why I'm pursuing that certification now now and I'm curious people that you knew when you were growing up or maybe when you first went to cosmetology school that you still keep in touch with. Do they think you're crazy. Do they love what you're doing. Do they look look at you and say what the heck you taking years off your life I would hope. They think that I'd love to be an inspiration to my friends and people that I know. I don't don't think they think I'm crazy. They just let me go. Do my own thing I try to impart that to them as well. I haven't really convinced many people although I do have two two friends that wanted to attend taste of fitness that was hosted at the ace hotel in East Liberty. So we got to do that together. And that was Super Fun thinking now in your fitness journeys said not super active growing up figured it out at eighteen because I know a lot of people. Don't they just continue eating away. They did growing up up thinking vending machine. Food is good looking back on it now a few years later. What do you think made the biggest difference or made you say I need to do something about this Honestly probably wasn't until I met my boyfriend that I really had my a come to Jesus moment with food and started figuring out why I was so emotionally emotionally connected to food. That was the big component for me. My mom always had baked goods in the house. Home Baked goods not little debbie snacks and it was a dessert after every meal will I was also part of the Clean Plate Club So as I started living on my own I started cooking from cooking white magazine so I was able to help myself out with that. But yeah until you go down the emotional path and the mental path of Y. You're eating the way you are and making the decisions that you are. I don't think there can really be changed and that was sweat. Did it for me and I think a lot of people don't hit on with that as it's different for everybody. There's not one magic thing I know we had earlier. podcast guest who transitioned transition from running to was in school and gained some weight and then started cycling because his dad and his brother who were both physical therapists said. Hey you need to do something and I asked the question and I said did they talk to you about your health. He said No. No my brother just guilted me into it so I think it's important for some people that is what it is like peer pressure and for other people it's figuring Out What's the emotional attachment. What works for you doesn't necessarily work for me or somebody else? I know for me. My journey with food was when I made the mistake of taking a nutrition class in college is like ooh. Some of this stuff isn't really good for me so I still like to eat the whole blueberry pie but it's probably after doing an eight or nine hour activity where it's like okay. I need calories. I'm curious also with the progression with fitness. One of the things that people often find. They're eighteen nineteen twenty. They get in school. They're out on their own. It's like okay I got school. I've got maybe work and I've got lots and lots of free time as you've probably figured out as you get older as you collect more certifications that I know from chatting with you you have at least one dog and at least one cat things start to pick up. How do you find the time? I'm to make sure that you stay active or their time. Just say I just can't do this because a lot of people say boy I'd love to work out or I'd love to watch what I eat but I just don't have time. It's easier to go out to eat so a lot of times times. Hearing what other people do is beneficial. Yeah that I don't understand why time gets less as you get older and it's Trying to optimize it as has best you can so I try not to burden myself with the need to exercise. I fit it in. Where can Dan so Mondays are completely obliterated? I don't even think about it Tuesdays are my day off so I fit it in where I can there Instead that of sitting on the couch I'll sit on the floor and I'll do either some stretches or some muscle activation stuff Taking my dog for a walk Crawling around on the floor is a great movements So if I don't really have a ton of time I just have made me fifteen minutes before work. I'll just head down into the basement and just do some mhm animal movement kind of stuff for cycle for ten minutes just to get the blood flowing Parking far away from the grocery store taking the stairs. You know the the normal things that you here as well and just kind of realizing that you don't have to block an hour out to go to the gym to fit movement into your life. We're talking with Grace Costco. I think from what she's just described over. The last few minutes she really is treating movement is a lifestyle from hearing. You mentioned crawling around on the floor doing animal animal movements. I have a suspicion at some point your future the move nat certification is going to become one of the things you do. I know for moving to live. We interviewed Jenny plus lost from New Mexico as a physical therapist who's actually moved using move nat in the clinic. She works with she was actually introduced to it by another physical therapist. And you hit on another thing that I don't think a lot of people take into account as far as making movement part of their lifestyle. You said we've got a gym in our basement and a couple of kettlebells or t-rex machine she into something like that then you don't blow the fifteen twenty thirty minutes going to the gym the ten minutes to park the five minutes of BS ING with the Front Desk Staff. Not In a bad headway. You've got twenty minutes if you've got twenty minutes or you've got ten minutes or five minutes you've always got it there and it's like I've got kettlebells upstairs I've got kettlebells downstairs pedal uh-huh kettlebells in my on my patio in the backyard. And it's it's really. I think you've hit on something enough. People don't do get some stuff for home because that's beneficial official. We have a basket in our living room. That's filled with kind of recovery stuff so balls. Resistance bands are everywhere. My boyfriend has a hand weights in his office. And we are Jim downstairs and in the summertime of course the deck is filled with staff when we have actually have a climbing rope from the bottom of the deck up to the top. I got stuck on it. Maybe next time you could build a climbing wall on the deck also. That's one of the things that I would like to do. That's definitely on our on our list. Climbing is One of our new hobbies that we started last year and definitely love
"elsa i" Discussed on The Health Code
"It's probably GonNa be easier for me to share recipes on a blog so that's when I created a blog instead of putting the recipes on there and that's also union need a little bit of an income from this so I created I e book and then that will just kept snowballing onto in Kabul. Can I think to really interesting and really helpful things that you said in a lot of people listening make a side hustle. They WANNA have like a separate business or they want to create something from the Hubby and you said there was two things. You're working on fitness and food economy. You picked the one that you'll national about. I think that's so important is is to pick one thing and really dominate at it. Their nation correctly. Totally the second thing is that this came from a really humble and passionate place. It wasn't you saying I want to become the biggest three D.. Create it and I want to make this much money and it was like I love food. Styling and people want is from me so I'm going to create a different medium when a blog post. That's easier all came from a really authentic place. It was a natural progression natural progression. Yeah it was never plan just following. What people wanted an okay? Let's progress onto recipes and blogs and sharing books. And yet even that little hiccup along the way with you losing that account. I'm sure you speak about it. So lightly Nabet. I'm sure at the time you would have been absolutely devastated. Like ten thousand back back when he started would have been crazy. Numbers have an accountant. That takes time to take so long to to build up so lose. I'm sure Oh that would've liked to send you backwards so far. I quit right there but also I sent. I like doing this. I'm just GONNA try John. Change my name as well. That's what I'm you too else's house in life and created what was that Elsa Fitchburg instagram two thousand housing. When I think of the United because like I'm going to rebrand I don't know how I got to Ellison's wholesome live but I was just like throwing a words together and Stew stew with Elsa thing because again? I didn't think it was going to be a business. I thought it was just going to be a little while studying still so I just kept with that and then and then you look back to Mike. Should I have done it as Elliot will. No I think I think flies will not say we're just talking about this before we started recording and I think it's a nice ring to it. Yeah Yeah I think it's pretty. So how did you because I have done to fitness apex and I've always toyed with the idea of you know doing like a physical book kind of thing but it seems names really scary to me in like intimidating. How did you go from doing your book and then making the decision to not? I'm going to publish book because your books like I was giggling. You lost your in K.. Mart your target be w like you'll bookies everywhere and also saw aesthetic you and I say today by the way Russia she gave us a one being the new. Oh that's GONNA go. That's going to be like a coffee table book because the colors go with uh so did you get an email from us. Actually I had published my own book and that was all going well as a nice little side hustle but I was like thinking about graduating time and it would be so cool to publish a balk. Doc maybe someone would want to publish my able. So I started sending out to publishes my book to say like you know have a look at it maybe published me and there was one publishing house which was was really specific. You had to submit your work on line on the first Monday of every month and it's the only day they'll accept them so I was sitting there. I'd Pu- I'd sent off to a few other ones in and heard nothing back and I'll sitting there waiting for these first Monday of the month to send to this Publishing Coal Penny Millan Plum books which who I'm with and I think a wake before that dight. I received an email from the publishers. Saying hey we found your blog. We'd like to make a cookie and I was like how many rain then then I think I had about one hundred thousand. Wow yeah that's that's cool for them to like. I'm saying this in the most humble way as possible but like Instagram as insane saying these days people have like ten million follows. Five million Louis. That's so cool for them to see potential in a one hundred K.. Platform like I was there. Yup well they actually found. The blog wasn't instagram. They'd just found my blog and seeing the recipes on the blog and going. This is cool. cool that. This is so crazy because I've actually I was waiting at Brittany and my die waiting to submit to you guys and then you found me. I was like it's like exactly and I was obviously like it was. Yeah I think when I published my blog my it was my dream one days to publish a cookbook. So everyone's kitchens so when that happened. I seen that as like a five ten year plan when I got that still the union was like okay. Wow by the way guys going to finish my degree and then we're on but actually wrote it in my last year. Uni that's so good so one thing I'm really interested about about as well is kind of segue but we'll get back to the book. Okay with I know. You don't really like to label yourself but I'm super interested the fact that you ate A vegan plant based Diet correct younger. And you have studied nutrition. I love hearing about these because a lot of my friends eight vacant diet and I have dabbled with in the past. But I'm certainly interested in the fact that you have studied this and you've made the decision for yourself to eight Vegan plant based Diet Sir. Can you tell me why and like you meet some tips and tricks because we just watched the game changes documentary which again. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on but we. We did it for a week and I just I want to hear from your clinical perspective and personal yes active Wadi Eighth way eight while I progressed during uni so when I started doing everything was doing. I was eating a mostly plant-based diet but I still had a bit of everything when you started union leaders aiding like what your family ate like sausages and stuff. Oh Yeah it was your family family Kinda plant based no everything and I started. It was actually my time in the army where I was faced with aiding very different that I was used to cook my own food food and it was very heavy mate and like heavy kabul-based and that's when I was like water feel-good like eating these foods. I want to eight the foods that unused I used to eating. So that's when actually went vegetarian during the purely because all just like the tree matey for me just for personal taste preference not a health thing just a taste reference missiles at Lisa's too much progress to vegetarian. And then the next year I think still chicken and fish eggs seaford but on a pesky Terry he kind of just didn't like red red meat really and then it was in unique that I started to cut back on things really slowly so like a lot of people jumping into a Vegan Pie by style overnight. And they're all excited and passionate about it and then they find it hard because of jumped into it and they don't have the skills and they don't really know what they're doing they struggle and run out too quickly and then they just pull back and go. It's it was too hot for me whereas my progression of years made it easy because I'll slowly just like you know removing the chicken and just ate fish and then I'd remove the fish and then have a flak you know the fake meets like the taste like chicken. Do you have stuff like that. Will you occasionally. We're we try them occasionally because they convenient and they pretty tasty but then not something I would recommend. Yeah not food crude I and not a whole foods. They're not so. Would you say a lot of your eating style is because of the way it makes you feel any clinical is because at union I learnt at this happens to my buddy and like or is it just because you feel good bit of Barth. I mean what I was learning at union was that Australians really do not eat enough for in Veg- I think think wanting twenty adults gets the recommended serves like five hundred zero Veg to says effort wanting twenty. That's nothing now problems with obesity and all the lifestyle diseases was like. Wow we're obviously doing stuff wrong. And obviously what I was learning wasn't completely it's not focused plant based and that's what else can varies. The Standard did USTRALIAN guidelines and is that toughest. Well because I when I went out of school I wanted to do nutrition but I didn't because I thought it would make me angry because I I didn't agree with the food. Pyramid like it needs to be updated bulk of it is like your bread pasta rice and then take serves of. I think six of grains the sixth breath today yeah and that's honestly was the deterrent to me. I cannot study this one. I don't believe in the exams that I'll be doing. Did you find that really hot. I like when I was like tossing out what to study. I went for the dietetic degree because I knew working like the medical industry because I initially obviously wanted to hospital system and stereotypical path for Dietitian. And I thought I can't really guy through the courses just nutritionist. That term isn't protected. Anyone can do an online course for two or three weeks on nutrition and call themselves and nutritionist protected. It's just a it's a word you can just use it I I didn't I separate degree dietetic. When you're Dietitian you'll also nutritionist? But you're also all sorts of teaching. You can work in the hospitals. And you can get Medicare rebates so I just thought you heat one course like you did nutrition dietetic it has aspect respect of trading disease with Diet right whereas nutritionists more just broadly nutrition right and it's an extra year university but this is is coming to me. It was like coming to make me more legit on the market. Because there's a lot of people out there who blogs nutritionists and who knows where they got the you know. I'm rethinking everyone. Now who calls himself. I have trust issues now. With everyone impressionist he's more trendy so I do tend to use it like like health coach a health coach that you say okay. Okay Sir one thing we love to ask everyone on the podcast is what is your morning. broody require Specifics like you can tell me like the products you use that time you wake up like Gimme the juicy before you answer that. Are you a not time personal. Your Morning Post's warning..
Amazon Product Photography with Danny Carlson of Kenji ROI
"Ladies and Gentlemen Boys Girls Michael Visa hit from the podcast. I'm here with Donny. Calls from Kenji. Roi Why that is one of those underachievers Founded the optimization enlisting agency Kennedy are Y is is to Actualize Freedom Caucus and Waco's a lifestyle enthusiast living in Bali. I guess if I lived in Bali I would probably be more enthusiastic chrome lifestyle as well so along with apparently quite a few of the US by While as an Stocksi living the dream so we had a really fantastic presentation down the summarizing the staying the three elements which you mentioned which keyword optimization key info communication and persuasive desire to Seemed like tastic three so big picture hooks to hang stuff on so the next obviously to look at it. Listing is can we dealt with woods a great Didn't catch folks. I Radi Greedy Edgy. To listen to watch even better. The presentation on the video. Formats educates amazing. FDA DOT com slash. Kenji K. E. N. J. you'll be able to find. And if she downloadable Donnie as well. So let's get into photography that and so what are the basic principles fuel product photography. So you've go to very principle driven strategy driven way of looking at words quite sure you have a similar strategy from the products. What are the first principles would be? Buy Y yes. Product photography is the most important part of an Amazon listening for the conversion rate actually converting people to sail. It's not going to get people to your listing except for the main image because you need the rescuers and everything like that but once they're on your listing that's basically their impression of your products and a lot of people will they're cutting out the wrong impression and just because they have a couple of good images doesn't mean you can get away with having one or two really terrible Just think about it this sway. You know we're human beings and we do actually judge each other based on appearance whether you like to think so or not and if you show up to work does address really nicely for seven days in a row but then on the eighth day you showed up without any pants on people are going to judge you pretty strongly based on that right. I don't think you're go that you're less Depends on what kind of job you have. I suppose. But that's the impression that you're putting if you have six really great images in any seven images just garbage edged like with your iphone and the lighting this you can barely tell what your product is right. So every single image matters on Amazon. The the second biggest principle I think people get wrong is not having a very specific purpose for every single image. Let's just say that a lot of Amazon shoppers. Do not it read. You're listening they're just GonNa read maybe your title and maybe scan the bullet points maybe scan over your description. better if it's an eight plus content or ABC description but probably. They're going to look at the photos the price and they're gonNA make a buying decision. People are lazy and was an image. You can communicate a much more information in much less less time even if there's no text on image br example if there is a model that is wearing a rain jacket for example wearing a rain jacket. And they're out in the forest forest and they're getting rained on his and his ripping over top. There is a ton of information in that image. Right there it is showing roughly how the fit of the rain jacket jacket like is it. Does it show up really drooping model to show up super tight in showing that the hood is over in a show that totally waterproof or shows the water coming off there. It shows edited song geared towards hikers. People are using it outdoors. It just. There's so much information your brain can insulate take in from an image rather than reading which is much slower so you WanNa have a very specific purpose for each one of these. I recommend creating your shot list in advance. Whether you're doing the voters yourself or you're getting a professional the company that you report your your buddy create a shot lists that is based around the most important things to show about your product. So it's kind of comes back to copywriting principals identifying what the most key benefits your product provides are based on your research and then creating the shortlist from that maybe one of the key benefits alleged that you have. Is You know it repels water right. Let's go with the rain. Jacket example again. How is the best way to show that repels water? You could show. That was a graphic design image with like a rain droplet on it with an icon but probably a more effective way to show that it'd be having D'Amato wearing a rain jacket and a bunch of water. Actually she coming off it. It's it's a flasher way to show that but something like sizing is probably better shown in a graphic design image. Where you have the rain jackets sitting when you have some markers showing okay? This dimension is strictly three inches. This dimension like Chess Dimension is twenty two inches and stuff like that so you really gotta think once those who have your amount of images and you have each one of those filled out. What the key benefit? What is the best type of image? Actually show off that benefit and you wanna be using a mixture of less model graphic design images was some graphics added to them and some studio images was white background. Even if it's just only your niche which are just because Amazon requires that that main image so that is just an overall concept that a lot of people just don't put enough time and energy into and one more thing when it comes to you lifestyle images I see this all the time and it makes me cringe so much when you have a model using your product make sure that the model is actually actually in the act of doing something that you're trying to show. The model should not holding the product in posing like looking at the camera. And like the worst is. When it's a supplemental laments? Something like that or like a skin care product and it's like holding the packaging and just like looking at the camera like they're trying to show but it just blows my mind that people think that that's a good idea. The whole point of having a lot is showing the customer. What they're like? There's going to be like after having products and you know what what kind of benefit you're trying it show comprehensive Elsa so Yeah I like the The Klay mindedness. You very very good at cutting to the chase of this. This was something is really helpful site. Where every image masses Yasser that people will judge and rightly has its against world? Djembe sleep trying to put on some kind of best front especially in a work situation but in a sales situation we all know. It's exited the pets tried to put on the best fraud. Said they show some colored biddle problem even when the Up in what north is going to be like what it tends to your house. Rise was the feeding the APP. The question happened lines. Yeah I was just thinking about. It's it's completely relevant to Amazon Bud. This way you get away with wearing pants. New Pants Transition And not get if you look at online. David conferencing type stuff like with say US the other way. If you get away without Kadett craziness so very good point but joking aside Kevin King these very very strong image at Decades says the secret to be judged on your worst image which is a great old of thumb. So I love the you've reminded us about. I think the point where if you can get get five fantastic images out there but at six one in if it's going to be mediocre so very good reminded on the second one is every imaging having a pep is really important and then the cartoon benefits which is the basics of good salesmanship but a Lotta people mess it up completely. They get abused by this object in front of them stop. Budget crossing offing Why are we so tell me a bit more than if we're going to be very clear about the purpose of each image tightly? I don't say the Started image being. I used to communicate bests than how do we decide. What sort of voter or indeed waltz the machines because the missionaries top purpose? Again that it needs to be benefit different but how do we structure listing as whole so that the flow into each other in some logical order. Yeah so the logical order in my opinion is to go off key info optimization if you guys heard the other podcast episode or we're going over the triple optimize listing. One of those. Three pieces is key impo optimization. That's basically just whatever that list of the most key benefits that you came up with the shot list order those and or importance for the your customers your products and the most important ones should be in the most prominent places realistic. So so the two most important places would be the first three images and then the first little snippet every title after Your First Main Keyword is should be your first name followed by. I most important piece of information. So let's say on a really common one is with food containers kind EP free. He has a real trigger word. People were only looking for BP free food containers. They don't want the cheap Chinese ones that are going to need help but this crazy hormone meddling chemical into their bodies I would put. BPA Free in that second all snippet of the title and then after the main image images by regulations has pure white background and just product product. But I would put that whatever image you have created for. EPA would be the second image because it's just the most important thing
Washington Post places reporter on leave after Bryant tweet
"On the Washington post yesterday actually suspended a reporter assist a reporter twelve tweeted a link to the daily beast yeah so that the disturbing allegations about the Kobe Bryant rape case she actually just tweeted a link to the article in The Washington Post suspended her that's how much quarter he was getting dressed I'm good it was a quick second no he wasn't nope was the civil trial he was gonna go to prison no she decided she he was charged with rape and all unlawful imprisonment and then she decided not to testify but she and to demands for in in it exchange for that that he put on a public apology which he did a written apology he wrote he said I did I realize I thought it was consensual I realize now that she didn't and then the civil case went on and on in two years later he settled he pay seven I know that and then of course he settled the biggest civil case of all which was with Vanessa when he wore a ring for four million dollars we still talk it also was the genesis of his beef which Jack because he he threw shack on the bus he absolutely did tell the police that I should have done which acted which is pear all right I think you through Shaq and Gilbert arenas on the bus but that was the beginning of the Shaq and Kobe war you're right the shock of course when and then he went on to win right I am yet to what twin wait listen not that's fine you want to go there that's it is out there and it wasn't pretty I'm not a good day for Colby I'm not going there ID remember Colby as an unbelievable ambassador to the game and a great father that's to me that that is Kobe Bryant a guy that hundred million dollars in the bank businesses all over the world then picked up his kids at school I don't wanna guys into that burnout I don't know a lot of guys who just regular guys that do that and this little gold Jana he loved us all desperately he was a mentor he was a coach what was your game he was there chip practice he was there well you know it's funny he was actually on with the Jimmy Kimmel and they talk specifically about Jana this is a couple years ago listen to this always say if you look at the eldest daughter she's always like the call responsible thoughtful one you know and then the second sisters like a tornado no way Elsa and Anna you know this you free the city and all that I know she's responsible about and then as I'm just jump off a cliff it's good stuff and that's certainly our house then we have to order yours settles stores geon a right yeah also she really is like on a you get yeah how about that she was correct me if I have anything this wrong but you had a game and it was a playoff game against the Suns you you you tied the game went into overtime and then you scored at like six seconds left then you raced to the delivery room and later that evening like the early in the morning your daughter was born that sounds sounds about right can you do that night like the day after you members I did you know your life was in labor while you're playing the game not she likes it didn't happen during the game would happen after I like so there's no thought like maybe I'll miss this one and head home is that is that again overtime is not a good idea in the long run yeah yeah yeah you are not forcing me out with this if you want to play ten over times if it came down to it would you not no no he was a for his
Future of the Labour Party, ICC Investigation, Black-Jewish Relations
"Liam whore is the Europe editor for moment magazine. It has been covering Labor's antisemitism awesome scandal since two thousand fifteen. He joins us now to help us understand. What's next for that party for British Jews and for the United Kingdom Liam? Thank you so much for joining us. I thank you for inviting me for the most part analysts are chalking up. Labour's defeat to having the wrong message on Brexit but there is is no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader was historically unpopular. And no doubt that a part of that unpopularity was due to the anti eighty. Semitism that he let grow in the party. Are there grumblings on the far left that Jews are responsible for his defeat. And that's something that British Jews are worrying about. I think what we've seen since the election is people on the far left at Labor constituency meetings and online researching the British Jewish Institutions. Such as the Board of Deputies or indeed the chief rabbi Were in fact stories or conservatives I should say and innocent intervening in the election on their side. That's what he wanted to the things that the board of Deputies hope that the future Labour leader will expunge from the and that is one reason why they've come forward with the ten pledges in recent days. You mentioned the list of ten pledges that the Board of Deputies the kind of umbrella Ella Organisation for British Jews that the Board of Deputies released just a couple of days ago they basically say that these are the ten things or perhaps the first ten things the Labor Party needs to adopt needs to do in order to heal its relationship with the Jewish community. And we don't need to go through them one by one but broadly what are these ten pledges calling calling for. Well as you say broadly the first thing is that Outstanding Cases Anti Semitism in the Party needs to be resolved and the discipline under reprocessed to have to be made independent again and sh- interference from the leadership team sort of around. Jeremy Corbyn in this process must come to an end thereafter. What's I think? What's important folder? The board is to reestablish a working relationship with the leader of your party after all when a function is to be a conduit between the panoply of organizations they represent and and the government Foreign bodies and so forth and finally just add that one of the things they want to see done is that the full I h Ra the definition of Anti Semitism. With all of these examples applauses will be introduced and used in disciplinary cases within the party. That was a major eric. Eric disputes within the party last year or earlier this year. And that's one of the things I want to get done here at. AJC We're very proud of having been a part of authoring during the era definition but for our listeners who aren't familiar with the definition and why it's so important. Can you just say a word about that. Well because of dispute within the party I should say making making more specific is that People on the far left of the party were concerned that this definition would prevent them from Criticizing sizing Israel or Israeli policy. Which of course? He's not well. The definition does he's indicate ways in which rhetoric concerning Israel Israel can tip over into antisemitism I believe for example if people would say that the actions of the Israeli government towards what's the Palestinians in some way resemble the actions of Not Towards Jews in Europe in the nineteen forties So really they had nothing to worry about. But this is all tied to a much larger augmented. It was rambling on throughout the entirety of Jeremy Comex leadership of the Liberal Party concerning anti Israel rhetoric break and wearing that becomes at. You haven't ISM or for example. If someone challenging British Jews were to somehow hold them accountable for the actions actions of the Israeli government. I think that would also be seen as anti Semitic under the IRA definition which is really important. Considering the way that often we've seen across Europe and perhaps in Britain specifically people tried to do that. Try to discredit jus. I think there's a slur that has cropped up in the UK. Zayas people who you you know. They're interested in defaming and demeaning. They don't really have any way to do it except to try to tie them to Israel so I think it's important that the Labor Party adopts the definition in order to make very clear to its constituents that that kind of thing is anti Semitic well quite an in recent days we have an example of that which is that There's no sort of I would say online activists By the name of Rachel cousins. Who goes by the alias? Rachel Swindon who has a following of tens of thousands of people on twitter. It's unclear whether she is or is not in fact a member of the party but she's nonetheless very close to the sort of cold and leadership and in response to the boards pledges. She tweeted that as I previously said that the board was essentially a conservative organization and also came out with is her own or Or perhaps found only list of pledges for the board which more or less argue that the board had to come out and condemn Israeli military action. In the West Bank thank or condemn what she calls the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities in in the West Bank in other words as you said holding British Jews accountable for the actions. uh-huh office ready government. which if they at the very least a dangerous road to go down and she somebody who has previous four in this regard having tweeted about the rothschilds and the so-called influence in the past so the point of this is to say that changing the Leo Party is only the first step? They won't be root and branch Tusk to erotic antisemitism from the Ponti it is always interesting to see how those people who take part in what is called the new antisemitism this kind of attacking Jews shoes on the basis of what Israel does how at the end of the day they are also just old antisemites in the way that she brings up Rothschild conspiracies and things like that. I wanted to ask you about one of the pledgers. In particular number eight is entitled engagement with the Jewish community to be made via its main representative groups and then in explains Labor must engage with the Jewish community Levi its main representative groups not through fringe organizations and individuals. That sounds like it's referencing. Something like there's some history there. Can you tell us a little bit about that. Sure I mean I mean Jeremy Corbyn is somebody who was throughout the time he was leader of the party. Never very much interested in the views and concerns all mainstream British Jewish ortganizations. He has historically been in most of the time that he was leader. Always much more comfortable with what the board calls fringe organizations for example He wasn't much interested in The Jewish Labor movement which is sort of the mainstream Organiz ation all Jews in Labor Party or affiliated with the party rather Jewish Voice Labor whose membership I think could fit into a phone box. I mean if you look at their rallies and meetings the the next in the Guardian newspaper. It's always the same ten fifteen twenty people who assigning these latches At the same time At one of the times when the relationship between Jerry in British Jewish groups was was at his lowest he attended a Saito organized by a group called choose. Who are legitimate tendency in the Jewish community and represent people who have felt themselves felt this affiliated pushed away from the mainstream left-wing clock but they themselves I'm sure would say the reps and also a a very small number of people also Jeremy's also been affiliated with sort of anti-zionist ultra Orthodox people who live in his community but he did not have a working relationship with the board he did not have a working relationship with the chief rabbi in so far as I know and not that he had a working relationship with with the Jewish Leadership Council? which sort of is a you might say a rival organization to the Board of Deputies also a representative group so this point eight? This engagement group is really about the board wanting to reestablish Atlantic communication and a working relationship with the party which is sort of one of the sort of raison. d'etre foil for the board. It sells I'm going to move on in just a moment. Kind of forward-looking questions but there is one more retrospective effective thing that I'm curious about. which is what are we to make of people who are real friends of the Jews or certainly seem to be who campaigned for Labor in this last election? I'm thinking of people for example like London. Mayor Sadeq Khan who has said all the right things about anti Semitism done many of the things about about antisemitism but nevertheless tried to make Jeremy Corbyn the next prime minister should we hold that against him. I case if someone likes to Econ we should not hold that against against him and I think I think you know people who reunite kind of position which is to say supposedly oh party but not supposed to Jeremy Corbyn were very torn because the reality is the British electoral system that much like the Americans. There's it ends up becoming a two-party system Elections to the House Elsa parliament more or less function like elections to the House representatives. There are six hundred fifty constituencies. Each insurance becomes its own kind of to race and in many any of them the racist between Labour and the Conservatives and so sort of I would say anti anti Semitic Labor supporters found themselves in a very Korea unenvious position of having to decide. Do I vote for the Conservatives and put into power party that I oppose my entire adult life likely. ooh Aw do I grit my teeth and vote for the Labor Party on the basis that I am somehow voting for the Party and voting for the candidate in my constituency. But somehow not Jeremy Corbyn and I you know I as a journalist. I love about the free in this regard. So I don't have to make such compromises but I nonetheless feel for people who know people like I said Connor or you could answer this people like just flips. Who is now a candidate for leadership who it's not about Anti Semitism in the pause About the kind of compromises. They had to make that time. So no we we. We shouldn't hold I bet against As you intimate in about a month the voting will begin to elect a new leader of Labor this kind of an interesting quirk for our American listeners. The voting voting will actually stay open for more than a month through the beginning of April and people can vote. I guess anytime in that span. Who are the names that we need to know who are likely Lee to win the election and are any of them going to be you know kind of on their own? The answer to Labour's antisemitism problem tackling the antisemitism crisis is not as simple as for lack of a better way of putting removing the head from the snake Having Jeremy Corbyn leader suddenly a good thing because the cost was it the crisis could not be it's solution But in terms of who will become the next leader There this prison time probably two main candidates on the one hand you have Rebecca Long Bailey who is perceived to be the continuity Corbin candidate the date.
"elsa i" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
"For certain amount of time you know clear cut also really suspect of the music video format still so instead of me wrestling with whether it's completely corrupt or not. It's better just to like from Houston myself as a higher doctor. Islas lie a the laziest of all chip predisposed to eating off flaws. No I take that back. I'll was more like an ocean. Oh shine stuck inside. Hospital corridors my conditions in general despite what they say I think they can be good they can be art. I dislike may because of my eight still struggle around the idea of taking them seriously and there was a a good chunk of time at Velika music at least in North America where it was besides the point and then they kind of came back. So it's interesting to make them. I don't mind I don't give it too much thought but you can't. I can't get too involved on the creative end because all the come up with too many schemes I guess music videos. They sort of started in what the eighties is that when MTV came about an that tourism and Reaganism in America and it was this kind of hyper neo. Liberal Environment is reading a review of your album. Ken then you lost album that draws parallels son is static parallels between the synth. Pop sound that you had on the album. I'm the sound of that time. And then also draws political parallels this is two thousand seventeen and the nineteen eighties and uses that to explore the sense of paranoia. That comes through in the album and I wondered first of all what your reflections on that and second light given. I don't think it feels like the eighties anymore. Not Remember the eighties. It feels like something completely different but whether that sense of paranoia is growing more cute. I don't know you know goes thinking about that time mostly for personal reasons because I was thinking that just happens to be when I was a teenager. I suspected that was when my music tastes were fully formed and after that it became something else definitely draw awesome weird line between when I was rabid music van and when I was someone who is trying to write songs and make music that kind of before and after and a lot of that music is just put on the shelf for thirty years as some kind of like fraudulent decision that it was juvenile or not something serious or just part of my youth or just because it's something that I fell out of touch with but records I still high than I put them on like man. This really. This affects me in all has souvenir that I couldn't put into words and I was just wondering if it had something to do with that time that political climate and you know you always try and think about things in current terms you know like what is this record record mean here and now but all the rating for that record for instance came for the kind of like sonic concept for it. There's always kind anima pretty clear. Divide of what a bunch of writing that I'll spew out and it's quite intuitive and I don't know exactly where it comes from and it seldomly has like holds a team from beginning to end or maybe it doesn't. It's not far away from it enough yet to know what that is. So I think that stuff that you were talking about was more just like the aesthetics addicts of a certain political era more than like me drawing lines between what dread felt like then whether as like nuclear dread and what dread feels feels like now which is wholly other be. What's the process? 'cause I was just thinking about it. Then you're writing music for foams or if you're writing songs that have films in them. If you're writing in one made him for a different sense that seems like maybe there's something there's quite a weird bad connection between those two things I suppose it's a bit like being an illustrator where you don't be too literal by can imagine that being a similar sort of disconnect between texts between having this block of tax that you've written as you say is kind of intuitive and then like giving it meaning musically. Yeah what's that process like. How do you I mean is it trial and error is it like is also an intuitive thing for me? That's like the music part like the giving giving this the bare bones of the song. Some kind of form in the world is always the struggle. It's always been where the Labor is. Maybe because I'm not a natural while the words and melody. Kinda come very very intuitively almost like an physical way where I just know when I'm mumbling whether feel good about it or not and the rest is like imposing ideas and like structure on that thing that just came to you. Sometimes I feel like he nailed it and sometimes time goes by like. I don't know if that's really like the perfect form form for that song. But I mean that's part of the mystery and the fun of it. There's always been a huge disconnect in destroyer songs between my presence. And what I'm saying and the musical background think that's kind of part of what I've played with. Even though I let kind of melancholic chord structures and melodies. They tend to want to go to. I don't know like People's pleasure points that's why sometimes it gets confused for Pop music while the lyrics try and do everything they can to avoid pop music at all costs like poison. 'cause I just don't get lyric inspiration from that kind of language guage for the most part. There's always exceptions. And that's why I'm super confused about it. Still after like twenty three years that seems to kind of be expressed in the tension. The I have again between the density of the lyrics and the space of the music. How'd you think about space and music? It's changed you know it's probably been my main struggle. Look when I started off for the first many destroy albums as cramming words in there. 'cause I don't know if I felt like a lot to say but I felt like having having a rush of images that you can't spit out fast enough was part of the music and in some ways it was like very combative with the music and then there was kind of shift. I I do this one record Put a few years ago and that was kind of a conscious effort not conscious. Because I don't really know how to sit down and write something. Ah Don't make those kind of decisions that at that Ground Zero but for there to be more space for the music for the words to be less in your face and kind of more integrated degraded into what you're hearing to be something that could be played as ambiance or like in a public space or something that you could put on while eating dinner without having someone wanting to take it off because before. That was a big part of what I did. which is like you need to reckon with the voice in the words and it's not GonNa work at a dinner party or something? I haven't really gone back to making a record like that but it's interesting to see how it works. You know one of the kind of famous stories that I remember about Kaput wish that you recruited a lot of the vocal parts while you're lying down relaxed and I was just reading in the press notes for have we met that some of the lyrics were recorded kind of around the kitchen table. I I just wanted to fact. Check that bio. So when it's ask about the way that feeling of domesticity an intimacy leaches out into the music I would say kaput. We were really focused on me. Not having like four whiskies and then stepping up to the microphone and orienting a definitely before that cultivated kind of insane preacher-style and so could put basically just did scratch vocals which in the business like place holders holders that then you're going to do for real but then for the most part we just stuck with them because that was it one trick for making me sound like a relaxed normal human. Being with having met I took that one step further. And that's why it's my favorite scene that I think I've done with the new record. I just recorded all the skeletons for the songs things at home and then symptom to John Collins who produce the record and pretty much remixed everything and you know. It was me at one o'clock in the morning sitting in my living room table scene quietly into my computer usually with even the lyrics in front of me what you hear on the album is missing the songs the first or second time ever in my life friend just figuring out how they go thinking when we get a concrete idea of what the music supposed to be all Redo a later which never happened happen I think the anchors the album in a way that I wanNA keep trying to do you know. It's probably like the most poorly recorded vocals that I've ever been on a destroyer album. The really technically just bad which forced us which was a good thing to just put in San Effects on things just to make them bearable Poland. But I like how little attention paid to the vocals. Considering what.
"elsa i" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
"Everyone I'm feeling very festive today. Actually even my news look at is quite fast to say you one of the few people who brings brings Christmas cheer into the radio even in the summer. Exactly well thank you for that. It's a true Santa. In short shorts I would like to see that actually Knbr in Brazil zero extra occasionally we do get some of those But you know you guys. I love actions but actually there's no elections on my look at thank goodness for that if I can I say that kill keep keep it very simple can okay. Let's Nice. We'd like to listen to music Friday. It's when the official Christmas number one is released in case and is such a tradition in the UK. It's been going on for sixty five years while and you know of course recently had this kind of x factor winners but come on the Petraeus's had the Christmas number one. There's a rich history here in this country Only last year. Do you remember who was number one last year actually is it rage against the machine not quite but it was a lead baby The Tuber Uber. You know. He's kind of a dad and he did he recorded some. We built this city And this year he's a contender again. To be number one with a song co who. I love sausage rose which again took took some inspiration join jets classic. I Love Rocky Road. That's actually apparently the favourite while they have go go into doing you know the pet shop boys quite good. Musical duo amazed among the best of the twentieth century. Good into novelty acts for the Christmas number one. Yes yeah. These rage against the machine thing was subversive in the extreme. If you remember that was that did that but was that. Chris was a huge campaigns and knock Leona Lewis or whomever number was off the top spot. They didn't tax factors winning. And so they got Reggie machines. Is there any of that kind of subversive way GonNa mess things up this year attitude is being brought to this and what do you think of that attitude. Well I think it's a nice attitude of the song is good. Actually I mean actually. I don't mind the rage against the machine. I mean I'm not GONNA lie here. Don't listen to Reagan's machine Chink on a regular basis. But if you don't like lead baby there's a chance that robby Robin Williams and Tyson Fury I mean they did Some together either. I mean what is not to enjoy about that cleary for me very much the embodiment of Chris. I mean to be honest AH potentially more radical than rage against Shannon credit anyway by some measure measure. You guys keep it cool Mariah Carey is celebrating twenty. Five years of all. I want for Christmas is you which again could be number one again. Okay all grey options. I'M GONNA have my fingers crossed for Tyson Fury. I think now all we can go to the cinema instead let's seek refuge in the dark of the multiplex. The same day on Friday. Three big films will be released. I think there's a little bit of for everyone maybe not for you. All perhaps from the films I chose but you know I hope the favourite from the street. I'm going to mention to you. We have of cats I'm curious to see Judi dench as a cat and wearing a fur coat on top of it. And then you have bombshell Which is based on Roger Ailes from on Fox News and is the first film actually about the Mitchell Scandal It's interesting because the reviews so far. Heaven been that great I haven't seen the film yet. But you know Nicole Kidman's mincing their chilies. Tehran I watch the TV adaptation Faye with Naomi Watts which was very interesting in terms of the fractured chronology elegy? It didn't follow on it. Just jumped episode through an extraordinary performance. for for Russell Crowe but it has that feeling of maybe being a little off the law. Measure this release. But I'll be interested to see that one especially if you've if you've seen the D. V. series to compare and then the final one is the the big blockbuster of the season which is star wars derise of skywalker Walker. which apparently is it? The last one. I'm sure they will create a new trilogy after that. Now we can only hope whistle. Which one would you guys go? All Right Faye I have virile interest in any of those sound completely tedious. Probably the bombshell one. Because I just googled it and it looks like the one that might have. Can I say if I I was able to send to one of them it would definitely be can I can. I will do the same and I would very much like to read or listen to the review that he made of it. I would rather go and see cats than the last Jedi. I find the star wars films. Desperately Boring they all put me to sleep on that note. I might have to agree with you. I'm glad that we found common ground. What's last story or less story? Actually you touched on this topic Already on Saturday the twenty first of December. Something it's called superstar today. Don't worry it's not. US elections but is the busiest shopping day for Christmas. So that's the day where people actually will go out and you were talking about forward. Planning planning usually a living's Falente but this year I've been pretty good before I go to my travels to Brazil. I got some request of cigars and Venus so that has been ordered so I feel very fishing this year. which is telling so you just got straight on the old Internet? You've been hitting the bricks and mortar retail outlets Fernando. Actually if you very bad saying this but the finals they were only available online but the cigar storing. I wouldn't because either I bought an in person. I felt very chic during that. Are you not worried that you're giving the game away. No okay get while Faye. Thanks so much for joining us. It's been really great happy. Christmas Christmas phillies. Not Thank you buffet. You're listening to the monocle weekly. Let's in a moment. We'll be hearing from Dan Bihar better known under his musical alias. Destroyer it since the mid ninety s musician. Dan Bihan has been bringing out albums under the name. Destroy over the years twelve twelve albums to date. His sounds changed away from aesthetic anti musicality towards something different at the same time nostalgic and forward-looking Bihar Offsets lyricism lyricism dense with imagery against musical space. How twenty eleven album? Kaput introduced him to a wider audience. Myself included informal funny and compelling mark to to change the artist not least in how it was recorded. Some of his louche relaxed vocals were famously laid down while he was horizontal lying on the Sofa. Next month Behar's releasing his thirteenth album as destroyer have we met sees him engage with his back catalogue of Lyrical Jottings to bring forth new songs. He sat down with Org to explain more about his working processes. Meaning why some of these vocals were recorded sitting at the kitchen table. Some of them just came out as they always do which is just me and a walking around in a fog. Doug and the a phrase and melody will hit me a couple of them were more mild celebrating which was cramming notebooks Philip with words and then grabbing some of those words and sticking them to music which something I hadn't really done in like ten or twelve years some reason I felt the need to go back to that for for him a couple of songs like the I for instance otherwise. It's just me messing around on my computer and sending them to a friend who messes around with it even more than another friend blaze Qatar over it. You know same old. You were just talking about that kind of lyrical density. The notebooks full. Is that kind of free associative stuff. Do you write with around meaning as a helpful to the framework to think about your lyrics through. I don't really know how people do it. I know the things that don't interest me which are her character's stories psychology. I don't really know what's left. That whatever's left over after that is the stuff I write about but I get you know like a kick out of language I guess and it's not just the sound it makes us think if it sounds good it means it has some kind of emotional resonance emotional meaning. which is all you really try and do especially music you know is Is Get people not like a puzzle maker and it seems like images seems to come up as well this is like a very visual quality summarizing. Yeah that's my favorite I guess like Try and rate in a film mic kind of way but cut all fat the dross like you guys would say you know have really short ten seconds scenes string them together into a four minute song. Have you ever written any movie soundtracks. No no I haven't but it interests me. I would have to get someone to really help me. But I like having short motifs which get expanded expanded through something or endless variations on a few melodic. Seems like an lasting the in Paris. How does it come? Then when you're working with like David Galloway who directed your Crimson Tide. which is the forthcoming album? Believe what within the past. What's that relationship like kind of already? Have this image. Mapping your head right I had to actually. I'm very hands off with all the video stuff off. Just because I'm a little bit of a film obsessive and I find like I want you know once again in there I'll be just too intrusive. It works much better. If I'm just told to go stand in the place and do a certain thing.
"elsa i" Discussed on Scary Mommy Speaks
"First of all when Elsa I uses her powers and her parents are still alive. Right okay. Those mansion wooden floors must have been ruined and all of that in that beautiful castle. One hundred control those hardwood floors were row. Ed It's not like when it stops being cold it just disappears. How are they going to get that water out? That's why you have servants. They don't even have paper towels back then. Scary Fees Husky. Mommy speaks Kerry. I am so excited about today's episode. It's all about movies and TV and you know that's my favorite thing in the world to talk about. I really do not know how you have so much time for. TV movies. I my TV maybe and I used to love TV. And I can't hardly have any time to watch it anymore. It does feel like because I'm the one who is talking about things it does feel like I have an obscene amount of time to watch TV. But I I really don't watch it during the day. That's like Sebastian domain. So it's nighttime you currently have two devices out and I'm not convinced that you are not watching a television show on one of your. Ah Now as we record you know you never know you're good multitasker so you could anyway. There are lots of movies coming out during Thanksgiving so we're going to talk about movies and do a special cartoon tune confidential on frozen in honor of the release of frozen to. We weren't parents during that frozen era right we I mean I definitely went to the movies to see. See.
"elsa i" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"Pretty Soon Elsa decides to go in search lurked the secret siren on her own. Her sister ANA wants to go with her. You are not going alone. I have my powers to protect me. You don't excuse me. I climbed the North Mountains survived a frozen 'em saved you from my ex-boyfriend and I did it all without powers so you know I'm coming storytelling. It's serious business at Disney teams of writers and directors not only work on their own movies but also lend fresh set of eyes and ears on other movies development this kind of peer review process. This is not for everyone says Clark Spencer President of Disney animation. But he says when Jennifer Leaf I came to Disney twenty eleven. As a freelance writer. She Dove Frieden. She just accepted that the story team is in there trying to help build the story and you got to keep that vision but listen to the ideas and figure out what is really behind those ideas how how is that going to help propel the character for where do I push back. And where do I actually listen and figure out how I am going to alter where I see the story at this point in time and so I think that piece of it made the entire studio just fall in love with her Lee was on the team that made wreck it. Ralph and Zootopia a socially conscious children's movie about unconscious bias. I mean it's not like a bunny could go savage right but a Fox could stop it. You're not like them. There's them now now. You know what I mean you kind of Predator. The kind that needs to be muzzled. Zootopia won an Oscar and became Disney Animation Studios second movie to cross the billion dollar mark at the global box office. The I was frozen. WanNa build a snowman rider bike around. Aw frozen won. Two Oscars Jennifer Lea walked the red carpet with her sister. The movie spawned a cottage industry of other products a bestselling soundtrack a Broadway. Show a ridiculous amount of merchandise fan videos and children performing the songs in talent shows around the world when making the new movie Jennifer Lee said she tried not to think too much about disappointing the deep well of frozen fandom. Well I think I think if you try to think about it. It's it's overwhelming and it doesn't you almost can't process it. Lee has had a lot to process. She watched someone she respected. John lasseter get forced out of Disney named over allegations of sexual misconduct lease says lassiter was instrumental in putting her on the team that made frozen he executive produced movies she worked on and Lasseter's legacy at Disney is complicated. There had been rumors of his misconduct but he was also considered visionary. It's an adjustment. It's all overwhelming at at times. But we have all these films that needed to move forward and what we all did which became a model for me as we we got together and and we all sat as directors and producers and said. What do we see for the studio? What are the things we need to do? Going forward what we try to say. All the time is the work. That's what did you go to go to the work. When Lee was named Disney? Animation's new chief Creative Officer Walt Disney Studios Chairman. Alan Horn said with frozen. She brought a new and exciting perspective to the company. Lee think some of her mental toughness comes from being raised by a single mom. A nurse who worked three jobs Lee remembers being bullied and taking comfort in stories one of her favorites with Cinderella. I think the biggest thing for me was her. You're being mistreated so much. But being able to say it's not you. It's them and hold onto her strength. Cinderella remained ever gentleman kind. Aw for with each dawn. She found you at Sunday. A dreams of things would come to fairy tales for kids is. We're going to take you a little bit into scary places that you an notions of things that you are uncomfortable with to help you cope in real life but we're always going to bring you back to a safe place. Jennifer Lien says. She wants Disney animation to push the art form forward and create new stories and characters that speak to the world today. Elizabeth Blair N._p._R. News..
"elsa i" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"Just when you thought you had pushed it out of your consciousness it's back manager. Danny that of course is the theme song from frozen. The movie was a massive. Hit the Disney film long-held the crown as the highest grossing animated movie worldwide frozen was written and Co directed by Jennifer Lee who has since been named Walt Disney animation studios chief creative officer the first woman to hold such a position during the making making of frozen to. NPR's Elizabeth Blair sent some time. Spent some time with her in frozen to water. Air Fire and earth are important to the story so he's the wind in the movie the characters call her gail sometimes. She's he's playful and sometimes she's angry. We played a little louder in a windowless room at the Disney animation studios in Burbank. Supervising sound editor Odin. Benny test test plays the different wind. Sounds for a group of people working on the film including Jennifer Lien and her co director. Chris Buck because she blasts that. That tree tree limb away from Ana. That's gale goes your the magic and Gail starts to go around Elsa and then spits the others out. This kind of collaboration goes on on for just about every aspect of an animated Disney movie says Jennifer Lea and you go shot by shot moment by moment frame by frame and discuss everything everything from the emotion to the effects to the camera. The first frozen was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale the snow queen one of the heroines. Elsa has magical powers she can make ice and snow in a split second for inspiration for the new movie Lee and a team from Disney traveled to Norway Finland and Iceland wasted on a glacier for the first time really hit us. What would elsa feel standing here? The glacier it's a thousand feet deep is thousand years old it's of nature completely and something she would probably be so connected to and we realized is sort of the mythic round her power. That opened up the story to be something even bigger for us. That's something begins as a secret. Siren that calls astounds..
"elsa i" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Elsa Anna good bass by Kurt Porter Perot's catching nice big fresh salmon on the Sacramento River the waiting for more fish at cetera etcetera I hope everyone has a wonderful week RV travel world your RV and boat destination huge selection of RV's and boats all on one line and the only dealer in the Sacramento area with the warranty forever program at no extra charge R. V. travel world Roseville in Rancho Cordova or RV travel world dot com it's important to buckle up your kids I know so you're one hundred percent sure you have the right car seat for your child's age and size I don't know don't think you know no you know car crashes are leading killer of children one to thirteen make sure you have the right car seat this at safer car dot gov slash the right seat a message from the national highway traffic safety administration and the ad council do you have retirement anxiety you're not alone nearly half of all Americans don't think they'll have enough money to retire real estate investments are a great way to alleviate that but most people think real estate is complex confusing in and out of reach renters warehouse is changed all of that will bring it really stay down to earth for average Americans your unique process that over fifty thousand people have already used to invest in single family rental properties it's simple use our online research center to find the best single family rental markets buy properties anywhere in the country with ten it's already in place and let our award winning renters warehouse team handle the headaches of property management for you with renters warehouse you can easily invest in America's best rental markets see immediate cash flow day versifi your portfolio generate greater returns and alleviate retirement exciting search properties around the country by yield a return right now and renters warehouse dot com renters warehouse list invest rent all under one roof local.
"elsa i" Discussed on Directionally Challenged
"Hey guys, it's canvas and Kayla. And we are directionally talent. We thought we would know every single thing to know in the entire universe by the time we were in our thirties. Guess what we don't we don't at all will stay tuned. Because today we have our live episode that we are airing with our guest, Elsa Collins. Just wanted to thank you so much for coming. It means so much that you came from MIR and fire, thank you to the bungalows Fairmont for. Rarely bungalow. Well, yeah, we, we've been recording in in my living room for the past year. We've been we've started this venture about a eight months ago, we started this podcast. And so if you've listened to before, thank you so much. We were so scared to put ourselves out there and try come from new and get out of our comfort zone. So thank you for supporting that and, and growing with growing pains. And speaking going pains, this is a I live up, so. Well, we tried, we tried really hard. We tried so hard. Okay. Here's the deal. We had an incredibly successful I live show. Thank you, guys, so much. Everyone who was able to come and make it. Thank you, Elsa. Thank you, Melissa, our producer and our editor, unfortunately, it just didn't work out. The sound quality did not come through. We wanted to make sure that you guys really got the full experience of this conversation that we had with Elsa about this is about humanity. It was such a powerful conversation that we're like you know what? Let's just do this again. Let's start over. Let's sit down with Elsa on, we're talking about a lot of the same topics that we brought up that night we have a lot of the same questions, and we just kind of wanted to have a more personal conversation. A deeper dive in some of these issues, and we wanted to give you guys the best opportunity to really be able to listen and absorb the conversation that we were having because we. Felt it was really important. You guys so Elsa was raised on both sides of the border in San Diego, and Tijuana, Mexico. Both of her parents were born in Mexico. She is the last of five children. She's a first generation college graduate, receiving her b in communications and master's degree in sociology from Stanford University. She then pursued a juris doctor at from Columbia law school. She is the co founder of the idea tour. She is on the board of alliance for a healthier generation, and an ambassador for the good plus foundation, when she heard about the news of the young children being detained and separated from their parents. Also, along with her sister said that we have to do something, so they took their experience in social impact, and border issues. And they started this is about humanity and this is about humanity's a movement, whose main goal is to help those affected at the border through education and donation efforts, they worked identified those in need, and then they help fill that need. So basically is a about how she is sickly. Superwoman and without further. Ado here is Elsa Collins. Also, we are so glad that you are back with us. Our live episode was a huge success, but this'll be even better second time is the charm who knows..
"elsa i" Discussed on KCRW
"Elsa. Santa Monica college. Let's NPR for southern California getting set to head into news headlines from NPR, we heard music from Croft work in the sad. And something new from Steve Malcolm is which is very craft. And also a lot of other music. Check out the playlists KCRW dot com slash playlist loses next. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. House Democrats are considering whether to vote on a resolution that condemns antisemitism. A result of controversial remarks by member of their own party NPR's. Susan Davis reports on the fallout involving Minnesota congresswoman you'll haunt Omar senior Democrats, including house foreign affairs, chairman Elliott angle have been working with democratic leaders on a new resolution that condemns anti-semitism. It does not say congresswoman Omar by name, but it is in response to comments she made at a recent event in which she suggested Israel's supporters have a quote allegiance to a foreign country. Omar has refused to apologize arguing that is not anti to criticize US foreign policy at least one prominent democrat New York's Alexandra Cossio Cortez is coming to her defense. She argues lawmakers are quick to punish Omar Well..
"elsa i" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Elsa. New year in January July's around the corner here. The sounds that mattered the top five at five from the Roe Conn show with Anna davlantes, weekday afternoons on seven twenty WGN, Chicago, you gotta smart speaker say play WGN radio on tunein. Let's tune into the news is sponsored by the lake home and cabin show. This is Don Clemson, a John. Thank you very much. Good morning. Thirty two degrees with some light snow coming down right now at O'Hare as part of a storm system hitting a big chunk of Illinois and other midwest states some communities in central Illinois already have hit six inches of snow some areas getting close to a foot. Snow started falling this morning around Chicago. It had already started last night farther south around Saint Louis as John mentioned Saint Louis getting hit hard by that, Springfield and other communities have declared snow emergencies for the weekend to make sure people don't park vehicles along designated snow routes, and as Illinois state police and other agencies responding to crashes installs out on the roads officials in Peoria and several other cities are urge. Urging people to stay off the increasingly hazardous roadways university of Illinois already notifying students if they haven't made it back to the Champaign Urbana campus to wait till tomorrow to do. So one man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting last night in west Garfield park, the victims were sitting in a parked car in the one hundred block of south Kildare avenue about eight twenty five pm when a black sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire. According to the Chicago police to thirty five year old men were hit and eventually taken a Mount Sinai hospital. One was shot in his chest and neck. He was pronounced dead. The other was hit in the hip and groin. His condition is critical. No one in custody a smash and grab job in Schaumburg WGN's. Roger badesch with more happened in the twelve hundred block of west Higgins with three men walked into a target store. While one person distracted a salesperson the two other men broke a glass cabinet took twenty three thousand dollars worth of ipads and apple watches. There's security camera pictures on the Tribune breaking news page, Roger bad. WGN news planning on a job change this year. Don't believe what the pessimists say, it's a great labor market. And even though the stock market had a terrible, December companies still had record profits companies were still making money LaSalle networks. CEO Tom gamble says Moore executives are planning on hiring this year. He tells the business lunch on WGN. Seventy four percent of the executives surveyed by his firm. Expect to hire workers that's up from sixty five percent last year. Two people are dead. Both of them firefighters after a bakery. Exploded in France this morning. The fire department in Paris says forty seven people were hurt including ten now in critical condition. The bakeries in central Paris and the blast was apparently caused by a gas leak, but investigators are working to determine the exact cause witnesses described the overwhelming sound of the blast Francis interior minister paid homage to the courage of rescuers. Who saved the life of one firefighter who was buried under rubble for two and a half hours a massive teacher strike in. Los Angeles is still planned for. Monday after their union rejected a new offer from the nation's second largest school district after hours of new talks yesterday, the union representing teachers in the LA unified school district announced the offer was quote, woefully inadequate. The district says United teachers L A rejected it without proposing. A counter and.
"elsa i" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"But it sounds like predominantly state-driven, how does that compare to how the rest of the world is approaching development in this area, particularly the United States, but also you know, Europe and other governments that may have industries by private sector actors or governments that are interested in developing these capabilities? Sure. I'd say that China's quest to dance quantum technologies should be seen within these broader landscape of logo, enthusiasm about these technologies. And this includes a history of active efforts in the United States often with funding from places like DARPA or Arpaio or departure. Of energy as well as different research undertaken within the US military. Also quite exciting research happening in Australia, and and even Canada, which is a big quantum valley also launched a national initiative bleed. European Union is also looking to fund quantum related research. More actively with this is a global trend to recognizing the potential of these technologies going forward into starting to devote greater resources to them at, say, the us what's received the most attention so far as have been the efforts of companies like IBM, Google and Microsoft, which are quite actively pursuing quantum computing and claiming they're on track to reach of Quantum's of Premacy sometime soon though that that's continues to be disputed at one point. Google had re released a bristlecone new quantum competing chip and researchers from the Chinese company Alibaba promptly responded that they thought Google was farther than they claim to be giving the air rates and other shortcomings of their Cuban. So certainly. So complicated landscape and one in which the number of players from universities to leading companies are involved and say, one of the things that's exciting that's happening in the US as we speak in certain respects, my report has been overtaken by events is that the national quantum initiative act was I believe, passed by the house today. So that's exciting to see that the US government is starting to recognize that, although there is a lot of dynamism in these commercial initiatives have in greater government support for long term research development and for seminar -cation to support long-term, tell pipeline in this field will also be critical the US's to remain a leader in in in this realm of science and technology absolute. Let's let's build on that a little bit. I mean, what has been the United States government's approach thus far to fostering the sorts of developments that we see the Chinese government pursuing so avidly. Has there been a practice policy or has it primarily left it to academics? And the private sector say there's been a fair amount of US government funding with the quite some history there to support to basic and applied research in quantum science and technology, though by some accounts of the funding has been inconsistent or intermittent or certain projects about that, we're gaining momentum were later defended. So I, I think there have been some challenges and the lack of a overall national strategy, including the lack of a coherent discipline, four, quantum science. For instance, few universities have dick dedicated department for it, and also this sizes inherently interdisciplinary nature. So you require a lot of collaboration among scientists and engineers from with different sorts of expertise. And some of the equipment is specialized that having a that the investments required would would be beyond with the average university can can muster. So certainly think God's quite encouraging to see the US government is moving towards. More active and strategic support for quantum technology going forward. And I think the Bill that's just been passed in the house is a good start, though certainly remains though it remains to be seen how this will play going forward was a, what does this Bill that we saw? Just come to the house presumably still awaiting Senate debate and approval if it gets that far, but what does it do? What is proposed to change? Let's see. So the national quantum initiative act as it's currently written, a wreck will first of all, just recognizes the importance of quantum information science as a discipline, both to American the American economy and to future national security and calls for these stablishment of a national quantum coordination office in the office of science and technology policy that can support and coordinate research as well as future standards development. So presumably this would come with a ramping up of funding for long term research and development over the next ten years. Leave the. Bills includes a focus and foster in public private partnership, and also having more active efforts to search develop standards for a potential post quantum Taga fee and the ad obtain required to adjust to the future threat of quantum computing to current forms of encryption..
"elsa i" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"But it's one of fifteen or sixteen different mega-projects in total, not all of them are receiving quite this level of intent of attention. There are continued to be major efforts in semiconductors, aerospace technologies, but I'd say that want them science technology appears to be among the top priorities within this broader agenda. The certainly it reflects this broader a pattern of increased focus on emerging technologies that are seen as critical to China's future national power. And some of this is informed by the historical legacy of China's a recognition that in the past, it was we when it was weaker and central humiliation. It was lagging behind in science and could therefore, as she Jingping highlighted in some of his remarks on the importance of innovation could therefore be preyed upon by foreign powers, the notion that the. China, dream rejuvenation of China, cheating pingers placed at the centerpiece of his rule so far is predicated upon the importance of leveraging science and technology is a means of enhancing national power and ensuring China's rise or in his and his view rejuvenation to its rightful place in the world. Okay. Interesting. So you mentioned the role that you know going to outside talent, sending Chinese students outside universities to gadget, Kate, trying to bring top talent internally within China and the role that's playing in this plan. What interaction does this plan have with the outside world? Are these innovations that we have reason to believe would benefit humanity more broadly or has China's practice generally been to hold these technology? What's more close hold and how easy will they be for other countries to piggyback on if there are any major advances by China, say that's a very good question in one for which I think we'll see the an. Play out in the years to come. And so far a lot of lot of international research in quantum science has been fairly open and clobbered of a lot of it has until recently primarily been occurring in the US and and our allies and partners. But China is a different model. And so far as a lot of their innovation in this field has seemed to be worn dizziness though also enabled by collaboration. So when China launched the world's first quantum satellite and August twenty sixteen was actually not just a Chinese light, a sino-austrian satellite, and that quantum experiments in space science program was undertaken club ration- between the Chinese Academy of sciences and the Austrian academy of sciences, though, perhaps a perhaps less credit was given a Chinese official media to the Austrian side of that then might have been merited but it it did reflect actually a club ration- that was in part driven by the fact that the European Union initially was not willing to fund it. Comparable project. So the amount of funding China has been willing to vote to even longer term experimental endeavors like that, like moods or Misha's the world. The quantum satellite has been an attractor of clever in scientists within China and internationally to participate in projects of this level of ambition, and perhaps perhaps another organization or another nation could have been the first launch quantum satellite even years earlier. If if there had been more of a willingness to fund and support that they're also are continued to be fairly robust club rations between Chinese researchers and other scientists internationally. Some of these clubs are clearly mutually beneficial and the potential benefits of these technologies could be tremendous including the number of the commercial applications. But there are in some cases reasons for concern that the Chinese government sees that sort of engagement as a one way street that it's a intended as a bringing in of. International innovation resources as some Chinese SAT plans, phrase it, or a way to take advantage of capabilities beyond China, whether that be talent or quick -ment and to ensure that it can contribute to indigenous innovation in China. While perhaps in some cases, being less willing to enable the benefits to defuse and be shared beyond China. So for instance, at one point, the Chinese government appeared to be considering policies and their implementation still remains to be seen, but that would limit the sharing of scientific data and research beyond China without prior approval. So if that is the root of China chooses to go of trying to draw and resources from the world to advance its own science and technological development without being willing to enable that collaboration and resulting diffusion of these technological advancements to be reciprocal.
"elsa i" Discussed on Power 106 FM
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"elsa i" Discussed on RobinLynne
"Elsa don't kick whitney home break a few nickel come simmered saving needs to the twin if we bring it back because maddow crackdown even older death row nicot boy in your fist naked check style now tap me more swag take over eat nickel themes what no weapon protection than happen something that can make you do wrong make you somewhat she can happen really feel some together welcome love.
"elsa i" Discussed on Channel 955
"Elsa if you if you if you ben just lucky lucky for you insures the puerto rico do we go static breeze in paris tell me me ben lucky that's lucky.