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Harper, Schwarber 2 HRs, Thomson wins debut, Phils top Halos
"Kyle schwarber and Bryce Harper H of the pair of home runs as the Phillies belted fire overall and a ten nothing went over the angels Schwarber let off the bottom of the first with his 13th armor of the season he had a second solo shot and the bottom of the 6th That's because it's too homers right It's not like it's going to be guaranteed tomorrow so just keep the consistent work in the cage Later ending in Harper followed with his second home run of the game he had a three run home run and the bottom of the 5th Zach Evelyn allows us 5 hits to pick up the win and then the manager rob Thompson's debut Thompson took over the reins from Joe Girardi who was fired by the Phil's Friday morning Michael luongo
Fact-Checking Police Brutality
"One of the reasons I like the work of Chris rufo is that in places like city journal and elsewhere, he does a really good job in a concrete way documenting how woke culture plays out in major corporations and also in the media. But here's a very interesting story that comes out of Reuters. This is the Thomson Reuters corporation a massive media conglomerate that at one time had a reputation for kind of objectively and critically presenting the news and letting people decide for themselves. Well, no more. Reuters has gone woke in a big way. And Zach kriegman turns out to have become its latest victim. Now here's a guy who has got terrific credentials. He's got a BA in economics from Michigan. He's got a JD from Harvard. He's got lots of experience with high-tech startups. He's essentially an econometrics research consultant and he's been with Reuters for 6 years where he's in involved in statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and software engineering. In fact, his title in the beginning of 2020 was director of data science at Reuters. Now, interestingly, when the George Floyd business began in 2020, this guy kriegman began to see all kinds of claims being made, not just broadly in the culture, but at Reuters. And he realized that these claims really don't stand up to any kind of empirical evidence. And so what he did was he began his own research project to sort of look into them. And he began to examine all kinds of statements that were being made by his own media cooperation and found them to be completely faulty. Now, what kind of statements are we talking about? Well, first of all, this idea that the police disproportionately target black victims. And kriegman found that to be simply not true. The police are just as likely to identify white perpetrators, not victims, but perpetrators. I'm sorry. And in fact, the system is slightly biased against whites that was this conclusion about after carefully looking at the data. Another data point is the claim that Reuters was uncritically transmitting that somehow defunding the police and cutting police budgets has had no effect on effective policing. And this guy was like, really, let's look at the evidence. Well, it turns out that there is an effect. And you see a kind of direct correlation between the cutting back of police programs and the soaring of crime
"g thomson" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend
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"g thomson" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend
"g thomson" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Proved to take place once a year in which i can only explain as the result of the sun's heat but while the action of the sun's heat by means of the wind produced ripples and waves of every size also produces a heaping up of the water. Suppose we have wind blowing across one side of a sheet of water. The wind ruffles the surface. The waves break if the wind is strong and the result is a strong tangential force exerted by the wind on the surface water. If a ship is sailing over the water there is strong tangential force thus the water is found going fast to leeward for a long distance. Stern of a great ship sailing with aside win and just as the sales of a ship standing high above the sea. Give a large area for the wind to act upon every wave standing up gives a surface and we have horizontal tangential force over the whole surface of a troubled see. The result is that water is dragged along the surface from one side of the ocean to the other from one side of the atlantic to the other and is heaped up on the side towards which the wind is blowing to understand the dynamics of this phenomenon. Think of a long straight canal with the wind blowing lengthwise along it. In virtue of tangential force exerted on the surface of the water by the wind and which increases with the speed of the wind. The water will become heaped up at one end of the canal while the surface water throughout the whole length will be observed moving in the direction of the wind but to reestablish the disturbed hydro static equilibrium the water so heaped up will tend to flow back to the end from which it has been displaced and as the wind prevents this taking place by surface current. There will be set up a return current along the bottom of the canal in a direction opposite to that of the win. The return current in the ocean however is not always an undercurrent but may sometimes be a lateral current thus a gale of wind blowing over ten degrees of latitude will cause a drag of water at the surface. But the return may be not an undercurrent but a current on one side or the other of the area affected by.
Rep. Nancy Mace Schools Rep. Senfronia Thompson on Texas ID Laws
"This is actually from the other day congresswoman. Nancy mace going rapid fire about voter. Id to a houston state rep. Roll this coming from south carolina. We've got we've got voter. Id and i'm assuming taxes of the same way y'all do y'all need to buy alcohol when you're purchasing at the store to be sure that you're capable of doing right. Do you need an idea in texas to buy cigarettes militia at least twenty one. But you have to show an id to buy cigarettes jeannine idea when you're getting a job and trying to get on payroll in texas yes. Do you need an idea to go to the pharmacy and a prescription in texas. It depends on these prescription. But do you need an idea for some prescriptions taxes. This yes g. you need to get social security services in texas you do. Do you need an idea to rent an apartment and texas yes. Do you need an idea if you're gonna buy a house and finance the mortgage in texas. Yes Do you need an idea. And if you're gonna board aircrafts and fly commercial. Did you fly commercial or fly of private jet on the way to d. c. a. Do you have to show an idea when you fly in a private charter jet. Yes i went now. I've never. I've never flown on one. So did you. Did you need an idea to get in the building here today. Yes do you need an idea in texas to open a bank account to cash your check. If you're working do you know. Representative thomson How many what percentage of blacks and taxes black and brown african americans are registered to vote or huge percentage. Seventy percent do you know. What percentage of african americans black and brown texans have voted on average or in the last election by sixty four percent cracks. Do you know how many whites are registered to vote in texas for motor african american. Seventy two percent. The you have seventy percent of blacks and texas. You're registered to vote. You have seventy two percent of whites and texas registered to vote. Do you know the percentage of whites who turned out to vote in recent elections. I wanna save over fifty percent a sixty five percent Do you know. What percentage of hispanics registered vote in texas. No i do not sixty three percent do you know. What percentage of hispanics voted in the last election. I think it was over. Forty percent fifty. Three percent hispanics are voting as high numbers as blacks and whites in texas. Do you know. The percentage of democrats support voter. Id would you repeat to you. Know the number or percentage of democrats who support voter. Id in this country. I do not. But i don't think there's a whole lot seventy two percent. Do you know the number of black and brown african americans in this country. who support voter. I d five percent. I'm number eight now. It's like it's like come on. Get in their top out for crying out loud. That is the bockel the humiliation and embarrassment of gaba salt left in their attempt to follow the raleigh yet another
How God Arranged Mallory Millet's Meeting with Mother Theresa
"I have this attitude. That god's gonna make whatever he wants to have happened to me happen to me. So i'm not going to punch people out to be able to your mother theresa meet their breathlessly right shoving people out off into a ditch. So i meet the singer. So i just said to thomas. Let's leave because this is humiliating. And i can see that she's disgusted. She does not like being treated like a rockstar. She's not happy about this. So i said let's leave. Let's leave so we leave we and we're going to try to find a way out of this building and is this big church in the bronx some enormous cathedral or something. I don't know what it was but it was very hard to find your way out. We were going up and down weird always and things and suddenly. We came down some little stairs. Lisa had finally caught up with us and the three of us see little doorway down there that goes out to an alley and we said good. Good this way to get out. Don't tell me so mick jagger the yelling you're such your riot. This is one of the funniest people on earth people. This man is so funny. Anyway We head toward the door and justice. We opened the store onto this alleyway. Just back back. Thin little tiny alleyway. We opened the door. This pickup truck suddenly pulls up right in front of the doorway and stops. So we've opened the door. And the next thing i know. Mother theresa is her face is here. She sitting in the passenger seat of this pickup truck with the window. Open and all of a sudden thomson standing here. And here's mother teresa's is away from yours right why she is why i mean. First of all there wasn't even during a pickup truck. I what the whole thing was. So i was thinking driving an suv. Something no she. And how did she get from where she was right. And we did all told the padre peo- by location about that and imagine so anyway there. She is in the window to feed from my face and she said well. Hello and i said mother. Teresa a wonderful And she put out her hand. And that's what i was going to tell you. there was a handshake. Yeah and this handshake. Now this was before mick jagger a year before this was the most exquisite handshake that i have ever ever until that moment experienced in my life. That woman's heart and soul were in her handshake. The warmth the beauty of she was so warm and open to thomasson me. She chatted with us a little when she shook my hand. I kissed her hand. I was so moved by by god. Creating this insane coincidence this weird place where we we got our own private little moment with her in a truck and a pickup truck. And all i have to say is the two greatest handshakes i ever had in. My life were from saint and a bit of a
"g thomson" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"M winston are the best and worst part of your wife's parents being so involved with your renovation. The best part is that was there and involved. I've i've a lot of friends who don't have that luxury and i think any day that you have parents in laws grandparents extended family near you. Think is Is definitely gift after coming. Out of two thousand twenty. The worst part is like you. Second guess all your own decisions. You're like no. We definitely put a bathroom there. And then you know leo father-in-law's like no you should put it there and then desperately my mother-in-law's like what about over here now. All of us that maybe we don't even do bathrooms. You're kind of the guy that knows right do right now. Curtis nathan said. Although you had some great experiences being back was there any part of the hampton strip that you enjoyed. I enjoy sonia that we can't i did. It was nice to see her again. What about the pageant. The pageant was fun to dress up. But i was trying to. Just forgive and forget. And i'm like holding hands and i'm like i'm a little worried about this right but you know i did my best with the be aggressive. That's an old to kills high school. Share data. internet wasn't serving me a grant. He wants to know ryan. What was your initial reaction. When you heard frederick was moving to do you think fits in more with the new york crew or the la team. He seems to really really enjoy la like he's having a great time there. I think it's a good fit for him Heather julius see wants. No if you were surprised. Ramona didn't show up to albany's election party considering all the drama surrounding carols election party in the past. Now i wasn't Jasmine our ryan. Why do you. What do you think the hottest neighborhood in new york city right now. It's the prime neighbourhoods are always the hottest the prices at the west village in soho and know how we're getting right now. We're just like it's insane crazy by the way just curious. How did you come away from the weekend with luan knowing how mad she was at the beginning about the ghost mad at me at all she was leah's fight it wasn't even liens fight. She didn't care at all has me scripted into her cabaret show. You know with the whole thing. You know our audiences we talk about the show after the show. She wasn't mad about it at all but we don't have a relationship. I mean blue. Yeah but you but you but so she was. You left the kind of the same place back. I wanna take some more view. Virtual viewer questions. Here's michael and alexa from boston. With the question for how. They're heather have revisited past seasons of rony well-being warranting. I really haven't. I did catch up with a lot of scripted tv that i wanting to watch. Yeah so i talked to a lot of people during kovin who we watched the entire season of rony the entire wallet. I mean so many people zohreh duboe was just here and watched from the beginning. Elizabeth moss watch from the beginning. Okay let's go to adam from fort lauderdale with the question for ryan. Hi andy rather high an elo ryan. Can you give us a hint. If you are working with any a-list celebrities currently can't give you a hint. A yes i can give you a hint. I can't really talk about it. I mean i guess one public one. That i just sold bella deeds apartment oh was yolanda involved at all very. I'm sorry very interesting. Great s public. You know yolanda through kristen. I know you'll under through razzie through peril. Now it's funny enough. Her boyfriend now. I know with. Oh that's great. And they seem really good and she's very healthy and all things. That's yeah so. I wanted her and ryan and tough for being here for more click around. Thanks for listening to the podcast. Everybody hope you enjoyed the show. Remember new episodes. Go live monday through friday at four pm eastern time. Make sure your subscribe to have a great rest of your night..
"g thomson" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Okay. I'm gonna ask. Brian brody every wrong. Answer heather gets to sock him are you. Are you left handed or writing with either one. Okay good okay. i'm gonna okay. Then i'm gonna take the left. Okay here. we go. Because i wanna i wanna get in on this to through. I wanted to question who famously told heather to be cool. Don't be all uncool. Sonia oh okay. That's my left hand to what restaurant did aviva drescher famously. Throw her leg. This is a this is an iconic new york restaurant. Conic new york rescues iconic fancy fancy. New york restaurants danielle good. I have a hard time pronouncing reggae kudos or guacamole Guacamole okay reggae religiously. What is the name of medleys. Berkshires compound is called greystone manor bluestone manner or red brick house luther matter true or false so claimed she hosted jay z. Honor ya true that she claimed that data which housewife was the subject of a photo scandal during the first house was re reunion ramona. Bethany or alex. Bethany you're even ask the question all right. That was fun. These are reader thanks ryan. I shouldn't get.
"g thomson" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Real estate mobilize most difficult clients. These days might be his own family. Million dollar listing ryan's renovation. It's ryan syrian day and bigger sign. That new york city is backed than the fact that this lady is behind my bar tonight. Say hi dr bartender gita from my favorite soda that the cubbyhole made it. You're one of the. You're one of the great bars that made it through this Thank god you guys are back feels great. Yes good to be home. Yes by the way. How was the lower level. Was it as bad as lou said shop and speaking of lower levels and upper levels. How long have you been in your place because it looks from your show like it's going to be amazing. Yes six weeks seeks out he just about. How's it going today. Craft broken. So i mean had man. You came out to the hamptons thinking. Oh this'll be final. Catch up with my old pals didn't really shake down that way i want to get into. There's a lot to get into. i wanna i. You got a lot of heat. For using the word articulate ebony reaction to that it was the wrong word to use in that context for sure absolutely because there is a history to it and so i talked to ebony about it thankfully and i'm so glad that i did and i won't use that word again. When did you guys talk over the weekend. We talked quite a bit. Oh good oh that's good and you know. Hopefully by the way all of this will wind up. Being some huge teachable. Moment for a lot of you know what. I mean. So exactly i hope. Sal what's the teachable. Moment in new being called the karen by leah that. I don't know that there's much of what was your reaction to that. Anyone who knows me knows that they're you know it's the farthest thing from the truth so i didn't really let it bother me so much. Okay well leah called how. They're caring tonight. Which might come in handy since when it comes to housewives. She's about to speak to the manager. It's time to comment on the drama mama on.
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"I hope i i hear there is. I'm i'm quite sure they will be just the sort of note about these wonderful characters and just how you how you decided to let them into connect and as you say never never quite too much but there is this wonderful linkage through. It happened really organically. I mean i've i've sort of a moment ago. I described the way in which i write. And i'm i'm sort of with louise bourgeois. The you know the artist on this you know she wants said i trust my unconscious completely. Mount consciousness my friend. I actually use the word intuition rather than the unconscious feel i. Didn't i think of myself as an entirely intuitive writer. So that's what's so wonderful about that first draft. You're kind of thinking okay. I'm going to go with whatever i have and i'm going to trust it and before prior to this interview. Actually i went back and just skimmed through a still have the first draft of the stories. It's amazing the extent to which it's all there already and the sentences aren't good enough you know and there are some links that haven't been made towards that pretty much. There and i was quite surprised by that. Because i was thinking i'd i'd sort of built them up gradually over the last ten years because every time i had a two week or three week gap in something. I'd go back to one of the stories and rewrite it but you know this. So much of what happens when you write as mr is mysterious to me I don't sometimes. It feels like the writing is coming from somewhere deep inside like the very back of your head deep inside your heart or wherever it is and then other times. It feels like it's coming from outside. And you're kind of transcribing something. It often felt like that with barcelona dreaming. You know that. Because i was trying to capture the city it was as if the city new i loved it and it was going to tell me stories about itself. It felt at sounds a bit spooky. I know but it just felt like that at certain points. You know not quite like being dictated to. But as if i was transcribing something that already existed or something. That already happened how the city loves you. You love the city and we love you and this book report thompson. Thank you so much thanks georgina. Thanks for having me bustle. Energy mean is published by hachette. You've been listening to meet the writers. Thanks to the production team of nor whole and sophie. Monaghan combs you can download this show and previous episodes from our website or app from soundcloud mixed cloud or i tunes georgina. Tina godwin funky listening..
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"Weirdly. i decided to write about it Which is something. I've never done before and really had no idea what i was going to write. All i had was the idea of a woman being woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of a man crying. And it's coming from the underground car park beneath where she lives and she goes to investigate what it is and the story begins. But that's all. I had you know i really didn't know where the book was gonna go or or what the stories we're gonna be or or or that. They were going to be three stories. So you know an my books tend to be like that. They're always these journeys into the unknown. I think that's i guess that's the site of writing i love most. You know this idea of exploration of a journey into the dark. You don't you crash you take wrong. Turnings you've no idea where you're going to end up but it doesn't matter because i'm going to be able to have another draft and another and another one too so you know. The book began in that very odd way almost like as a kind of way of capturing was like says on the back love letter to the city. It's it's sort of began that way but it but it's a very dark and light love letter now you know. There's a lot of darkness in the book was he. I mean i follow the story. I was going to say about the giant. yes well there was a giant and real-time. Yeah well i mean there was. There was a very tall man who lived in the area of i lived in and i did see him one night. I did come round a corner and see him so you know. That is real. The chest of drawers isn't from siberian. Would cut down midnight in the meantime. That's right but i mean that's what i wanted. What i was after and i don't know whether i quite got this. But there's a writer. I adore could Is that katina's also known. As currently she wrote out of africa. That's not a book on particularly fond. Of but i love the winter's tales and the other short stories she wrote and they have this kind of quality of fable or fairy tale. Almost an i read. I read them again and again. And i never really understand what they're about and they have magical elements and real elements mixed and i sort of see the book of it like fat. I mean it's in the same way as i put real people in it you know. You've got ronaldinho ronaldinho in that. You know who might. Us publisher never heard says she thought that the friendship was a real one whereas anyone knows who ronaldinho is would realize that that's impossible is terrifying. That section really scary. They'll kind of dissent kind of alcoholic madness just so well written. It's it's it's the funniest story though. I think you know. Because when the police stop him he's driving along a motorway nakedness. Any because not quite sure. why But i i i. There is sentences of their that. Still make me laugh like that. One about He wakes up from a long night out and thinks the ball's already opened. I'm gonna miss my day session. And then he says something like. Luckily i'd gone to bed my clothes so it didn't have to get dressed saving time. Close that he thought he'd lent to ronaldinho very often. It's a sad story as well that one. I mean it's a story of self delusion. You know an an i. I think of it in terms of also in terms of the swimmer john. Cheever's wonderful story the swimmer where maybe some of your listeners have seen the film of lancaster you know where he..
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"And yet there was concrete literally concrete in front of you and i think that experience really stayed with me. I didn't i didn't live there for more than about a year and a half but that stayed with me and and linked up with things like you know. I would read about margaret thatcher. And how her she had this idea of dividing northern ireland into two and pushing the catholics over one side the protests over the other and of course people told ridiculous. You can't do that. Those kind of ideas. And i just had the idea of a society that where the the leadership the government of the day decided they had to do something really radical because there was too much crime. There was too much homelessness. There was too much this and that. So they they have this radical idea of dividing up the country according to the medieval human to psychology. According to the type of person you are so everyone is logically assessed and deemed to be either choleric melancholic phlegmatic or sanguine. Of course sanguine is the best one because the positive intelligent people who are open minded air is clearly going to be a violent place. Phlegmatic people just get on with it and it doesn't really bother them. That much in the melancholic. That's quite big in in the uk area takes up quite a little space. You know so you know. That book was a nightmare to write in many ways. Because i had to reinvent the entire country i had to make maps of is constantly redrawing. The map of the united kingdom. It was piloting god. You people say it's like god being god writing a book but this one really was because a had to work it all out. Everything had to be worked out even where the war went through london. Because you know they'd be. Obviously it'd be lots of wall's going through london with barbed wire and i mean you to have a a famous work ethic don't you i mean you you send him for hours at a time you have no internet and you just get a day seven days a week in fact bit burned out at the moment. Because i've had to stop. Because i worked every day from new year's day this year until about a week ago because i was working on the second row of fourth draft to the new book that took two and a half months and then he went straight from that one day to the next to the documentary. I'm working on with hugh hudson chariots of fire. Hugh hudson which not to talk about. He says i'm allowed to talk about that much. But not say what this about but then straight to that and then solid every day on that and then back to finish my novel again. So i realized that i was getting exhausted. I normally have a bit of time off between drafts of things. But no i like to be in touch with what i'm doing and i if i take the weekend off than it takes me the whole monday to get back into where i was. So it's it's a big thing a novel you know there's so many decisions to be made and i feel like i always have to have the whole thing in my head as much as possible in order to be able to structure it properly and not repeat myself and particularly with the book like bars linen dreaming where there are three different long stories connected by time and place but there are also other things connecting them. I had to be really careful.
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"A hero of mine especially between especially through the seventies extraorde series of albums that ended with for me ended with ashes to ashes scary monsters. Probably because by the time of let's dance. I was out of love with what he was doing. But for you know twelve years he wrote the soundtrack to my life pretty much. So you know. Suddenly prospect of being interviewed by david. Bowie and i. I couldn't obviously couldn't wait for that to happen. And then of course. It didn't and i'm not sure why because when they said when i asked why why him they said because he really loves you book he really loves insult and he's recommending it to everybody. This must've explained why about six months later. I got a phone call from john. Kale's manager john. Caleb being the only british person in velvet underground and john kale said who's a page of of the insult for song of mine. Is that right with you. So i said of course now so thrilled. I didn't even ask for any money. And i never saw any but there is this john kale song where he reads page. I think of the insult. he sort of talks it. And there's this music as well. So no. I never i you know i never got to meet david bowie. Which was which was something. I would love to have done and i keep irritatingly. I keep coming across other people who have met him. Even sometimes writers like jake arnott and other people whose work he liked have met him. But somehow i didn't. I'm gonna come back to this point and i'm sorry to buying on about it. But you've used this phrase yourself being criminally overlooked. Why do you think given the enormous kind of fan base your work in the fact that that that you really do have a hard core fans and you're making shortlists a lot of the time. I just look at you and an astonished. You haven't won the booker. Frankly this is the kind of thing my brother says and he always looks at it..
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"Your books. That was life changing. Oh dreams of leaving my very first one because well first of all it. It got me this film deal which which luckily never turned into a film. But i was paid an extraordinary sum of money. I thought the time you know in the late eighties got fifty thousand dollars to pay to write the screenplay and i went to live in l. a. in like one of those ridiculous dreams a car with a big boomerang on the back stretch limousine came to pick me up from the airport. This was late eighties so it sounds like the late eighties doesn't it and the writings that screenplay financed the writing of my second novel. That was the first thing that did but the second more important thing it did was that This is going to sound terrible. But the the directors the potential director's girlfriend was the woman. Who's now my wife. So i mean i initially in the late eighties girlfriend on top of fifty thousand dollars and then you know. And that's that's the woman. I'm still with today. Amazing and i would have thought also that the insult would have been a very big book in your life. And that's because of course the the david bowie connection. Tell us about yes i should. Yes maybe it is three. That was a that was an extraordinary story. The insult was published in i. I ran away after that as i often. Do you know. I went to live in else. I in this case to rome. And i was working in rome. One day in this little tiny ground-floor apartment i had and the phone rang and it was Interview magazine from new york. Andy warhol's magazine and they said We've caught this really interesting idea. We're going to get very famous people to interview people who want so famous for new immediately. Which one. I was. And i said so. Who's the really famous person. And they said david bowie. And i kind of fell off my chair..
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"I mean i fell off my chair when i go they. They didn't say exactly same words but they were. They were amazed to see that time captured. And your your relationship with them not particularly the one from him you. You're estranged the interesting thing is. I wasn't actually doing them any favors in the book. Either you know there were things. I didn't say but i was presenting them in a fairly harsh light at certain points and you know there was a lot of bad behavior for a good reason. We were morning but some of the things we did went. Put that proud of it taking the entire contents of your deceased father's medicine cabinet. We did that. I think most of them were stale. That it didn't do anything. There was worse than that. Though there was the scene in the cinema. I went go into now but the no the extraordinary thing was people sometimes ask what books have changed your life and weirdly the books that have most changed my life a to type written sounds a bit you essentially centric but i mean it like that. I mean the memoir did because it sent me in search of this brother. I hadn't seen for a long time and it sent me to try to find him where he was working a banker and there was this extraordinary moment when i first saw him as i say the gap between twenty three years and i suddenly sitting across from him and every time i looked away all i could see was the person he was when i last saw him. He was twenty two. I think then. So i kept seeing this twenty two year old and then i look back and he was forty eight and it was really hard to get those two faces to to Come together you know in the in the present version of him but there was this extraordinary blood connection insofar as there. We were sitting across the desk from each other and there was an immediate report. A kind of a sense of humor. That i have in common with my other brothers well so and then we've traveled together since you know. He turns out to be a wonderful. He's a great person to travel with for research. So i did. I did this. Novel called catherine carlyle published in two thousand fifteen part of which takes place in russia and it was a country. Never been to speak the language and my brother. Rory studied russian university. So i said you wanna come along for a week. Know we're going to go some really depressing places. You know heavily industrial industrialized cities and will end up in the north west of russia's somewhere on on the white sea he said sounds wonderful so we traveled together and sleep in single beds in these rooms and he'd wake up in the morning and said and say so. What are we doing today and say well. We've got to try and get into a russian police station. And he said well. Most people try to avoid that. But i mean he was wonderful. He you know for the for the book set in shanghai which came last year under the pseudonym. It's called envy k. I sent a list of twenty three questions to him. You know and he more than answered them all so that book had to be dedicated to him. And do you think that and vk which was published as you say. His temple drake was written under student him to guess away..
"g thomson" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"This is meet the writers. I'm georgina godwin. My guest today is always been enthralled by the written word. He wrote poetry as a child as a teenager completed. One hundred and fifty mile bicycle pilgrimage. To follow the words of thomas hardy since then. He's gone onto right. Thirteen novels and an award-winning memoir. As well as contributing to the financial times the guardian and the london review of books his new novel story of addiction. Racism celebrity immigration and self delusion is set in barcelona..
Summer Movie Preview 2021
"From memorial day this weekend to labor day movies will come in three sizes. They will be big. They will be bigger. They'll be max. I mean this. Is it what else. But this kind of size n shameless showing off is going to get all of us back into movie theaters. Where all weary from the pandemic. We wanna get there. But we're a little afraid. So this movie summer hollywood's whole future depends on getting you to get up and go to the theaters and to do it. They can't show you what we saw for the past year. Little independent movies that you can watch on your laptop or on at home. They've got to give us blockbusters and we start with first movie to begin the summer. The quiet place part to the sequel to the twenty eighteen box office smash it made like three hundred and forty million dollars on like two hundred dollars. Whatever it costs john kuczynski to make it. And it's in this post apocalyptic world where if you make a sound you die. He demands that you see it in a theater being cost to get that suspension all that horror of creeping around in there not make a sound. It's all over for you and you know that's where it needs to be seen in theaters where everything's dark and everyone can hear you scream. Our next up on my list is crew. Allah years of moving where disney broke the bank on this kind of stylish punk rock fashion show kind of thing. It's an origin story. Baccarat so it's not glenn close anymore to emma. Stone twang are and we see her. As a lonely orphan girl in the nineteen seventies in london trying to be a fashion designer like anne hathaway in the devil wears product. In this case the villain of the piece is played by thomson. It's not as scary as that first one wise. But but they try amortize and she learns the dirtiest. Pg thirteen tricks. In the book to foil impetus
"g thomson" Discussed on You Really Shouldn't Have
"g thomson" Discussed on You Really Shouldn't Have
"Have and the inordinate amount of optimism and confidence that i can bring them to market and so my wife is always telling me. Don't start another idea without checking with me. I so when we had the idea for song saga was like. Can i do this issues. Like yeah yeah go for it. I think it's got legs so the origin story is basically. I think for probably like ten years ago. Now steve jobs famously said that he held up the first ipod and said you know a thousand songs in your pocket right and that was huge right. Now it's all the songs in your pocket right. You've got sixty million songs in your pocket. If you've got spotify amazon music rap music and so for me. I was like how could we possibly game this right. 'cause it's such a weird thing you've got the biggest music library ever and everyone has it so it sort of was sitting in the back of my mind trying to figure out. How could i do something interesting with that. Fact and then we went to a dinner party with some friends and after dinner were sitting around drinking some wine listening to music and it happened to be the anniversary of my father-in-law's passing and my wife said. Hey guys de mind The anniversary of my father's Passing five play a song that reminds me of him. We're like of course not so. She played a beatles song. Doodoo that one and tatum's this on rates. And she told this story about how she bonded over music with her dad dancing in his woodshop and the in the sawdust and he kept his stereo records in the woodshop because her mom didn't want them blasting the music loud in the house and so she would go there after school and hanging out and spend time with him and discovers communicate bought. And so that was this beautiful story and then one of our other friends was like. Hey i have a song. It reminds me of my dad and she told this Less sweet story about growing up in a super religious household where she felt like she needed to escape and find your own truth in her. Find herself and running away home as a teenager. And then she played losing my religion by rem and then I told a funny story about hearing. My dad swearing upstairs. When he didn't know i was home when he was trying to fix something in the bathroom and then our friend. Another friend played this hilarious. Like kids song about bath time because the last memory. He had of his dad before his dad left was playing in the tub with him and it was like scrubby. Wwe bats fun. Everybody get clean everyone. You know whatever it was like. Oh my god. We've we've heard these stories from each other that we would never have organically just to tell you. I'm not gonna come out and tell you about escaping or religious household or having bass mc that right and there's also this music component where you're either remembering songs he used to love or hearing songs you've never heard before and this what i clocked in that moment was this is about reconnecting not only with your own authentic self and your own history and realizing you've had a cool interesting life but hearing those great stories that built connection between each other when they're sharing authentic stories with each other rather than to sort of the surface level party talk that we often endure so i came home from that weekend going. This is the game and then chance. You're the second part of your question. The from that idea to a prototype took about a month. It happened really quickly. That is quick. yeah. I mean it. Gets you know. We have access to the people and resources. I needed to make a prototype. What i didn't have was the knowledge of that industry and so it took a year for me to kind of build relationships and understand what it takes to. Actually you know not just create a game. Creating a game is is. It's hard but it's not the hardest thing. The hardest thing is figuring how to get that game into a place the world can hear about it and that's kind of the journey. I'm on right now. So this is great that I get it on your podcast. Thanks for the opportunity novotna soda. I think we should. We should play severe experience song. Saga limits glory. Love that so. The basic gist of the game is that there are cards in the box that are designed to spark a memory of a moment or music that has meaning to you. And there's no wrong answers. The cards are not meant to be interpreted literally or figuratively. They're just whatever comes to mind when you see. The prompt cards is probably the right thing. And and and whatever you whatever your song and story set is what we call him a set. Whatever that set is that you wanna share as fine now. They're in the actual game when you play. It's a little bit more complicated than the version will play now but for for now i've pulled five cards out of the box at random. Okay on these. These are the memory spark or cards. There's other cars in the boxes. Well Which i encourage people if they're interested to check out the website and you can see more about the game But the the five cars pull for you. One is still have the shirt okay. Another is a smoky bar. Third one is singer you had a teenage crush on fourth is school. Dance and fifth option is your ex. I wish to teach you. Don t shirt. I go on asia. So do i play the song. Terrible story fast is whatever makes sense for you. Some people when they play they like to play the song as sort of like a soundtrack to their story other people play the song and then the story sort of explains it and then other people tell a story and like the song is almost like a punchline. There's no rock order and you can do it however you feels right okay. So he is myself now as much as i'd love to play the songs that mean erin. Shed was playing song. I didn't really fancy getting sued for copyright infringement. So i've had to take them out of the recording but there's some i played was get back by the beatles said i always get back by the bills i went. I mean it's a great song. We could sit here and listen to our song. Not such a good tune. Now you said you've played the beatles get back and the card was still. Have the t shirt yet. So you see the beatles. I didn't. I'm a little bit too young to see the bills. I'm afraid but about four. There are three or four years ago. Me and my dad went to see. Paul mccartney play live at the and i bought a t shirt before that show. I don't normally buy gigs. But you know seeing him. Once in a lifetime opportunities i i bought one of the shots and the reason that particular song is during the ankle of the concert he actually bought ringo starr onstage. And they get back together so that that's like a real from and i always remember him. Brian ringo out. I think it was the first time they've been on stage together in about ten years. Wow that's amazing. And what was that like seeing that show with your dad always amazed i mean. He's he's been a huge bills miami heat. He was born in fifty nine say he grew up with the beatles. Say him to be able to see mccartney as well i mean it was a real special brightness and he bought me up listening to the beatles as well so i grew up listening to him and my love of then comes through his love. Anything say for us being concept together was amazing. That's so cool. yeah okay. should i play play. Show yanko free man. I didn't really think about my answer. Okay well school dance so so school dance. So the what i remember the story i remember is this is a good example of being able to go laterally off the back of one of these cards The the cliche is is the slow dance To stairway to heaven you know and the awkward discomfort of trying to figure out who you're gonna ask the dance and then led zeppelin's stairway to heaven is like the longest song if you're trying to like you know the teachers go out around telling you keep your hands above the hips and you're putting your hands down and their combined raise your hands up and you put your hands down by your hands up because this is like hand hip to bum bum game that you're playing with the person dancing where that also the teachers who watching you but what the the funny part of that story is this particular school dancing on thinking of like you know. I didn't have a date when i went there. And i didn't have a date when i left and so in a bunch of guys decided it. It had snowed while we were inside at the dance and we had decided that we were going to sketch home. And i don't know if you know. What sketching is you guys do that. And i'm not sure we call it something different. Yeah it wouldn't surprise me so is basically when there's a nice move layer of snow or fresh now or even sometimes ice on the roads and the cars are driving relatively slowly. You can kind of run up behind him and grab the bumper and bend your knees and like let it kind of pull you along almost like your water skiing. Yeah you're right on the bumper. Do you do that and do you have a funny name for. I'm not sure if it's a funny name for it. I was trying to what we would call all right well until educates you otherwise. It's called sketching. So so. I'm i hop onto this car to get thinking. I'm going to switch my way home and every time i'm about to let go of the bumper because i you know we're at an intersection where i think the car's gonna turn a might turn the wrong way. The car makes the turn in the direction that i want to go. And i'm like this is great like i'm getting a ride home and let four. Maybe ten fifteen minutes this car every time it makes a turn. It makes a turned the way that i want it to go towards my house and then it stops in front of my house and it turns out that it was one of my friends driving. I was on their back here. You could just let me right up front. He's like not larrea. That's my.
"g thomson" Discussed on You Really Shouldn't Have
"Era moving to the show is great to have you here. Thanks james our pleasure to be on the show with you as well. It's a pleasure to have you here. Now you're known as the joy pusher. So how exactly do you define that. Yeah so i mean. What are the things that i think. A lot of people spend can spend a lotta time on his trying to like defined their unique ability or find their purpose or describe how they fit into the world. And because i've always been so interested in so many things it's always been really hard for me to kind of put myself in that easy simple box and so In a recent kind of personal rebranding experiment I landed upon this idea of the joy. Pusher an and basically the reason that that stock From is because if i look back across my career all the different things that i've been involved with whether it's advertising entertainment innovation biting running corporate training workshops giving talks you know and probably just about everything i've ever done life that the one thing that kind of runs constant through the is always been a pursuit of and or an interest in delivering joy to people. Right where that's helping them. The world a better place with their own ideas with our ideas or with my ideas and kind of using creativity and innovation and storytelling where appropriate humor where appropriate to kind of help. People find some levity in their life. Fantastic i wanted to talk on storytelling. 'cause i know you've done quite a few things. I mean in creative direction and script writing and a passion for stand up comedy improv comedy as well and all of those things in both storytelling as does your latest put out song saga. How much of an important to you place on storytelling as a life skill. Obviously i have a bias because of all the things you just mentioned. But i think it's very very important Perhaps more probably one of the most important things you can do is be able to tell an engaging story whether you're a person or a brand right i mean there are whole facets of the advertising industry focused on helping brands get better at telling their brand story. Whatever that might be When you think of celebrities or famous people you often think of the story in the story might be a specific story they tell like oh richard branson. He's the guy that jumped out of an airplane and parachuted down into the middle of london. Or the brand story is that. He's the vagabond entrepreneur who's can't fail and but either way there's a story and i think you know in the history of mankind before the written word even storytelling was all knowledge was passed down so i feel like it's in our dna as human beings to appreciate stories well told and to have on Almost an automatic bias to want to hear them and be willing. Listen to them. And podcasting i think is a recent tested and obviously podcasting has been around forever but at its core everybody with a microphone and a computer can tell their story and share it with the world and i think you know. We're seeing constant rise in podcasting. And i think that's further testament to the power story. Absolutely i think we've seen a big rise in lee joined this kobe. Pandemic as we've seen a lot of new shows coming onto the onto the podcasting space. It's true. yeah you know who knows how many of them will be around. Whatever it goes back to work but certainly a lot of people having fun and i think you know it's bringing obviously there's a lot of new interesting takes on on the format which i love and i originally from the states but you now reside in australia and while in australia you set up the laugh masters academy so. I wonder how that came about and big love comedy. So i'm sure that had a key factor in it. yeah. I'm a huge fan of comedy. And what's interesting about setting up latham's academy which was it for those of you don't know laughing. Kademi is australia's sort first chicago style or style. Long form improv and sketch comedy school and the way that I came about setting. It up was really selfish and really me being optimistic and naive and the the backstory is basically. I was in los angeles. I was still living in sydney. But i'd gone back to los angeles to write a screenplay for director there and while i was in la like everyone decided to take an improv class. And the reason. I decided to take it was less about being a performer. Or trying to be funny and more about The fact i thought it would make me a better writer and that it might make me better at working with actors on set. And so i jumped into my first improv class thinking that i was going to be automatic because i love comedy and i'm the funny one among my friends and i was like now walked in there. I'm gonna rule improv. And what i subsequently learned. Is that everything. Most people think about improv is wrong. Starting with the biggest myth of all which is the improv comedy is about trying to be funny and it really isn't. It's really about learning to stay present. Stay aware be in the moment and respond. Authentically to whatever's just been said and if you're in there and you're trying to be funny like i was then you ruining the class for everyone else in it and you're ruining it for yourself and when i when i clock this i kind of had to step back kind of go back to beginner's mind okay. I don't actually know what this is. What is it. And then what i fell in love with. Was the life skills the ability to learn how to actively listen us contact. Avoid putting all the cognitive load on whoever. You're talking with by asking questions without giving Yes and statements. And and then finding that you could use all those things as tools for innovation improved communication collaboration. And that's what. I fell in love it so when i came back to sydney after the screenplay was done wanted to continue that journey and continue learning more about this kind of craft and there was nobody in australia. That was teaching at the level that i had been offered in the us. So very selfishly. I flew instructors out from la to kind of running weekend workshops and i sold a corporate training workshop in between their kind of offset some of the cost and to make a long story short at the end of that experience. I decided i was never gonna do it again because it was so much work and so much trouble in back to la and take a class. Next time i wanted to do that. But it's something horribly magical happened. Which was one of the students was like. Hey i just moved here from new york. And i used to teach improv. And i'd love to teach and so he ran an eight week class like a level one and then at the end of that people are like when's level to and fast forward nine years and now we're in melbourne paramount in new south wales.
"g thomson" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
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The Hippie Trail Killer Charles Sobhraj
"We're all born with the need to be nurtured and loved we cry out for our parents when we're hurt or when we're scared for those whose please go unheard however, the desire for affection is sometimes unbearable and can lead down a dark road. Charles Sobhraj. Never felt the love and support of a stable family. He was born in the spring of nineteen forty four in Saigon French Indochina better known today as Vietnam. His mother was a shop girl named Chen Lang Fun who went by Noy and his father Hotan Chun Sobhraj was a wealthy Indian textile merchants but the union wasn't to last when Charles was only. Two years old noise took her son away from Hotan after learning he had another wife back in India. Fortunately, for Noye, she found a new start with French army Lieutenant Alfons Doro they fell in love and married in nineteen forty eight when Charles was four but Charles wanted nothing to do with his new stepfather and long to be reunited with coach and his real family. He got his wish in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, nine when they moved to France with Alphonse and sent five year old Charles to live with his father. But the reunion didn't go as Charles expected just like his mother Ho Chun had remarried and started a new family amidst the growing number of half siblings. Charles struggled to compete for hotel son's attention and felt unbearably neglected. Vanessa's going to take over and the psychology here, and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, but she has done a lot of research for this show thanks Greg unlike some of the serial killers we've discussed in the past Charles never faced physical or sexual abuse. Instead, he endured a different kind of childhood trauma. He was ignored in favor of his half brothers and sisters according to psychiatrist Bruce, Perry, feelings of parental neglect can lead to increased aggression and cruelty. He adds that one of the most disturbing elements of this aggression is that it is often accompanied by a detached cold lack of empathy. Charles started showing signs of this developing aggression over the next three years. He joined a gang of street thugs who attacked and robbed on spending tourists. Unsurprisingly, his criminal activity didn't win his father's affection. In fact, when Noyon Alfons returned to Saigon in nineteen fifty to poach on sent eight-year-old Charles. His mother it's likely that the feeling of being unwanted by both parents haunted Charles for the rest of his life. In Saigon, Charles was still a handful. So in an attempt to curtail the unruly behaviour, Stepfather Alfonse formally adopted Charles, but it made no difference. The young boy was beyond caring about the acceptance of his family worse as he got older Charles started showing signs of Machiavelli Anisim the psychological trait based around manipulation and his favourite victim was his half brother. Andre. Andre, idolized his older brother which made him. The perfect target for Charles's machinations when Charles was ten years old, he convinced two year old Andre to steal from a shopkeeper when the toddler was caught under a confessed to their mother that Charles put him up to it to which Charles proudly scoffed I can always find an idiot to do what I want. It was clear to know that something had to be done before things got out of hand. So in. Fifty Nine Nov moved the family from Saigon to Marseille hoping the change would help to manage Charles's behaviour and further his education she enrolled the fifteen year old and an agricultural school, but it didn't help though he did display an industrious nature that December Charles tried to make some pocket money by selling Christmas cards on the street but his sales tactics were aggressive. The troubled teen was arrested for threatening people with a knife when they refuse to buy his cards in another bid to reform her son noise secured Charles a job at a cafe in Paris perhaps, some menial Labor would straighten him out that year. Charles Bounce from one Parisian restaurant to. Another either working as a busboy or kitchen hand peeling vegetables and washing dishes Charles, hated the work. But no, he refused to let her son slide. He needed structure Charles moved up in the ranks of fine dining and near the end of nineteen sixty became a busboy at la, Cupola of favorite eatery for the Parisian elite according to journalist Thomas Thomson at La cooply. Charles caught glimpses of high society from his place in the back. Those few seconds is the kitchen door flapped open were enough to inspire Charles to strive for more to be rich like them,
The Birth Of The Greenback
"Stacey next. Jacob Feldstein. Planet money author of money the true story of amid up during a new book. Say I. brought props for us to do the indicator. I say. That's been months. It's been. That guy's been honking hall eight months. I have props came over so I could give you these troughs. Okay. Go ahead and look at them. All right. Okay. So, this is like a really high quality xerox of an old piece of money. THREE DOLLAR BILL RE dollar bill that's really a real thing. There's like a a lady standing next to in like a ball gown standing next to a cow to I chose a cow to pander to you I do love a cow keep going. Okay. The Orange Bank It's orange because this from the orange. Bank and this is a one dollar bill. So Stacey, these are reproductions of real paper money that was printed by private banks in the United States in the eighteen forties and fifties. This is one of the most interesting periods I found in the history of money when I was working on my book, it's this moment when the United States government did not print money, there was in fact, no single national paper currency but if you wanted to. Open Up Stacey's Bank of New York and print your own paper money. You could. I don't know if I would trust that dollar from that. Was a real problem that was a real problem we'll get to that. I. Mean they were just so many different kinds of money at one point the Chicago Tribune counted eight, thousand, three, hundred, and seventy different kinds of paper money in America. This sounds very confusing for everyone involved this indicator from planet money. I'm Stacey Vanik Smith and Jacob. Goldstein can we make eight, thousand, three, hundred and seventy, the indicator? Yes. Today on the show. How can you even have that many kinds of money and also just what does it tell us about money works? Let's just go. Let's just go a block away to get away from the horn. Yeah. Support for NPR and the following message come from fund. fundraise fund makes it easy for anyone to invest in high quality real estate by building you a portfolio with their more than one billion dollars in assets get started at fundraise dot com slash indicator to have your first ninety days of advisory fees. Waived. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Microsoft teams. Now, there are more ways to be a team with Microsoft teams bring everyone together in a virtual room collaborate live on the same page and see up to forty nine people onscreen learn more at Microsoft Dot com slash teams. So can we should set the scene here Jacob the nineteenth century America lots of is apparently also this was the era when gold and silver were money and Jacob say in the book that the government minted gold and silver coins, but it did not make paper money at that time. The exactly right. So the only paper money in America was printed by all of these different. Private banks people called paper money in fact banknotes, right. So they thought of it as like a piece of paper from a bank and they thought of paper money in particular as like a receipt or a coach ticket as as a thing that you could substitute for gold and silver, and in fact, if you look at at the bills I gave you all have this kind of. Writing like just grab a different one for fun. So we can say what it looks like. Okay. This is the stoning ten bank, a two dollar bill. There's a way. Moby Dick or something Wail Bell we've cow Bill Wail Bill So okay. So now look at the cursive writing see the cursive they're just blowers is stoning to. Two dollars to the bear on demand right and if you look all these different bills are different colors, they have different pictures on them, but they all say that will pay how ever many dollars to the on demand and so the second interest. Yeah it's an Iou because the interesting thing is it's telling you the paper money is not the real money. Right? They're saying we will give you two dollars in gold and silver for this paper money right? So the real money in this world is the underlying gold or silver the paper is just like. The Standard. So this is a time in history when there's not federal bank, there's not a national bank. There's like thousands of of little local banks and I guess all these banks can issue their own money. That's right and it's kind of evolving in this period at the beginning of this ehre the eighteen thirties. If you wanted to open a bank, typically you had to go to your state legislature and get special approval. Basically, they had to pass a special law that would let you open your bank and this was problematic because I was super corrupt essentially. Bank and print money. Then you're gonNA bribe whoever you have to. Say all the knee. All due respect to get them to let you open your bank. Right. So around eighteen forty, a little earlier, this new idea became popular. The new idea was called free banking. And the idea of free banking was anybody who is willing to follow a few basic rules could. Take and start printing money and literally start printing money and you know not surprisingly a lot of people wanted to print money. This is how we get eight thousand different kinds of money. Yes. How do you know if the bill that someone's handing you is real money or if it's literally just a piece of paper from the First Bank of Stacey Vanik Smith which might be real money. I wouldn't. Maybe. Add bribed senator so I love this so there arose in response to this problem these special periodicals Magazines that were privately published called banknote reporters. And what they were was these lists in tiny font of every kind of money. So I actually have a reproduction here another prop from a page. This one was called. Thomson's Bank note. Reporter. K.. So the people who subscribe to this merchants people who need to accept money. So so let's just say I'm running a bar and I got my thompsons bank note reporter and I come in I need a drink who thirsty I'm thirsty. So okay. So the page of the bank note reporter I printed out is for Orange Bank. Okay. Okay. So have that bill right here it is and it's a one dollar bill. So I find Orange Bank here in my Bengal reporter and it says Okay Orange Bank listed different bills and says ones and under wants it describes what the bill is supposed to look like says to horses check. Hey, Cart Jack Blacksmith shop male portrait Jack Girl. Check. So it's at least plausibly real. The reporter also tells me something else that's important and that explains a lot about how many works at this time. Typically would tell me whether I should accept that paper money at full face vowed I can buy my dollar whiskey with this whether you can get your dollar whiskey because remember what we care about is whether I can turn in that paper money for gold or silver, and so if the bank is shaky or even if it's just really far away. You know the reporter might say, just knock five cents off the dollar give Stacey Ninety five cents worth of whiskey instead of a dollar that took a really long time to buy that we ski. It does seem like it would have been absurdly inconvenient right and for a long time when people look back at this period, the basic story of free banking was just that was a horrible idea like that many kinds of money right but. Much, later, like in the nineteen seventies. This generation of economic historians started going back and looking more closely. At the banks and how money works in this period and what they saw when they really went through the numbers was basically like it wasn't that bad Bankston go bus that often people didn't usually lose much money when they used. We're you overall they would lose like a few percent which is. Kind of like what you pay today. So when you take money out of the weird off Brand ATM at. The corner store. which I always do. Yeah, I. Mean. That's basically like the the bartenders giving you ninety cents for your dollar when you do that, right? So. Obviously, we do not have eight thousand different kinds of money now this ended and it ended after the civil war. Yeah was the civil war. So during the civil war, that old American argument of can we have national banks or not came up again and Congress passed a few important banking laws. One of them basically taxed all those thousands of kind of state banknotes out of existence, and then the other one created these new national banks that printed much more reliable, much more uniform paper money. It's interesting because I mean, this was obviously after the civil war was the time when the United States went from like a collection of. To One Country, and it seems like the same thing happened with currency maybe not a coincidence. Your I mean, there is this idea at least in the modern world money is part of what makes a country a country and I think you do see that happening at this moment in the united. States when we go from thousands of kinds of money toward one uniform kind of paper money I'm just sad we lost the cow bills. Because you know Jacob I have a fever and the cure. This story in like a whole bunch of other like believable stories like this are in your new book money. The true story of a made up thing. This episode of the indicator was produced by Nick. Fountain fact check by Britney Cronin, the indicators edited by Patty hearst and is a production
Size with Jayde Adams an``d Stephanie Yeboah
"But last night I played a new game I'd never played for called Word Slim. And the idea was you'd get a cont. That would have a clue on like hot air balloon and in under a minute you have to clue your partner. You can only use words on cards in your deck. So if it was hot air balloon, for example, you could do what I did and use the word transport old fashioned. Sky. and. They're sort of obviously shouting things out and trying to guess, and if you're playing with Thomas Alinsky, he won't know what that means. All you can do what the opposing team did and just use the word up. And with that one word, they would know that the answer was hot air ballooning. Even, though that team was not married. And hadn't spent every waking hour of lockdown together. So should be more a little bit more telepathic but what are you gonNa do I can't think what other things old-fashioned transport in the sky but anyway, it doesn't matter. Lots of rounds forced us into rather binary way of describing things like, for example, when Thomson Linski queued janitor as man job inside building and I said, afterwards could be a woman Jonathan could be woman but this kept happening in a sort of kept talking to everybody and I wanted everyone to feel comfortable and eventually I said. Ask speed I'd had two vodkas accidentally accidentally said look we're. We don't have time for feminists. Though was that time of went very fast and sometimes you do sink of among agenda. So I do think I am not open to discussing the words I use to describe gala. But one of those hot and I won that round so. I'm a feminist, but I make jokes about my weight sometimes on TV and other women don't like it and they send me lots of DM's about this constantly. But I like to joke about my weight because I find it. Funny. For example, one of the jokes they didn't like was something I said about an elevator I got into an elevator in debonair and it said this lift is overcapacity and I was the only one in it. which made half of the audience laugh. But the other half were worried about my sanity when I did that and just to let you know I just think it's very funny when I don't fit and stuff and I know that's not very feminist of me. But it's funny. I'm a feminist Bart recently among told me that he had a best friend they just so intellectually paired you know they have such brilliant deep conversations and they also have this great are and. They nearly kissed one spot. He pulled back from it because he said, don't lose the friendship but then she said look I really have feelings for you and I really fancy you and you obviously fancy me and this could be perfect and he went I thought. No, I think I'd rather have the friendship. And I just felt for her so much that I said, what happened to men. There was a time when men would be like, yes please sex what has happened to that I mean obviously, that's not what I said to him. That's not right but I, hear the story so much now that Frisco, he's perfect for me I'm perfect for him. He's just like I can take a leave it and I was like, but surely you should try it because in the words of Adel, you could have had it all and With the REGGAE beat and I. Felt. Like if this was a woman, say my best friend is in love with me and I'm not love with him and so I I absolutely boundaries distance because it was a man I was just like I feel sad for her and I think this is going to end in some kinds of wrong combine to the airport. I do feel a bit bad about it but no spot is I should. I'm a feminist, but my boyfriend gets a little of DMZ from women who pretend to be my fans telling in a great I am. And instead of saying things to them, I followed them. and become their best friend. Because they felt anything I just believe. That any person who messages someone after midnight. Oh I mean even slightly before that. I mean. That's all ten pm. Ten there was. A former cups of it's ten. Oh. One is that I feel that's on the ballot. Top Ten you can do as well, but reaching eleven to twelve and onwards. then. And he never easel was just being friendly. An idiot. And I only know this because I too was in my twenties and I'm because of him. He should feel very flattered since I've been with him and in the relationship I've become a better feminist because terrible behavior me telling them what to do.
The CEO of Team Secret on Dota 2 & Team League Models
"So can you talk about like the you know the foundation of take grit out is different to say traditionally sports organization you know how the how the play is kind of at the center of everything. Sure sure you know when I look out in the ecosystem and not everything is like this right but a lot of teams are It's a it's kind of split where a lot of teams are player own operated in lead right which which is really good for content creation engaging with the community that kind of thing but usually like on the business side economy falters. And then you know you have a lot of new entrance into east sportswear. It's a very traditional business executive-led right whether it's you know a private Equity Company that invests eastwards. Put say a leader in place or someone from traditional. Traditional. Media The comes in place and weeds on these sports team. Where connection to the fan base in the audience is not so great. And generalizing here, right there's all different kinds of other other models I'm for us. We kind of saw this happening and what we wanted to do was to say, okay, you know, I, come from a background of traditional business. I can come run the business, build the business, but we wanted to also have very authentic and have a huge amount of player lead influence into how we build the brand into how he engaged with the fan base and the community and so that's why you know working with the DOE team has kind of foundation we said, let's build out team secret originally adopted team, but we can expand the business. We can build it into an actual business rather than just a, you know a player T-. Even today you know we. on the business side, you know run the business but on the ownership front we have some players that have ownership in the business and are also involved in the day today activities. You know we've been lucky enough to have on the PODCAST and scraped content with a few kind of like OJ's is the industry especially you know you had. We've had God's. All the you know he's being paramount in in a lot of commentary and building the same globally and we had pay p day kind like the shining light out of trying to build anymore it's America We've had unloader from Sweden as well and I guess you guys have another one especially, which is in the interim with poppy. So I'd love to I'd love to talk from your perspective around a lot of my discussion with paper day especially was around the business structure of the way that daughter to works versus are other Games. So there's like an article that came out about a Singapore tame, which is just disbanded was like the the shining stuff out of that region and. One of the major reasons they said that it that it disbanded his Ju to just a lack of understanding or the lack of support from valve in the to infrastructure it's it's you know it's great presence and cradle content around how you know the DOJ to international is the largest single single price police boats tournament. You know thirty plus million dollars in the first place team will often walk away with ten million dollars in the pocket and it's fantastic. You Ajay and you win those inter but it's it's not great if you don't qualify for the international or you know if you want to rely on something other than simply pros money so be interested in talking about. How do you say that the dietary market obviously guys legal agents Tuesday say by Candidate that franchise very strict model of detaining applying onset and Thomson indicts. You've got all that structure heady. This is done until you, which is just really all over the place but but massive priciples. Yeah I mean I think there are pros and cons of both models I think in. League of legends at the the model tends to be more Even across more equitable across tons of opportunities where all the teams and I think in Doda, it's very much like feast or famine I if you know. If you look at all the teams right from previously is it's like. Either you're a top four team and you. kind of break even or slash make a small profit or you're not a top four team and you're just like losing money all the time. Basically note right and it's like the the price was a little bit of a Mirage because. In Doda, the majority, the vast majority of the price will go to the players and this is not knock on the players because I think the players are super telling that they deserve everything that they that they earn right But outside of price full, there's not a huge amount of other opportunities except for direct sponsorship. For teams actually drive right and you need teams because you know. Not every player is like some players are very mental to be in contact creators influences on all that stuff but the vast majority players I know just WanNa, play I. WanNa play, and so in order for Doda and Doda brands to to build into sort of products. And to market the players into engage and build the audience and do all these things. You'd Orquesta do that right? Because the players are not going to do it themselves and they didn't WanNa do themselves they want to they want they WANNA play right? They want to figure out strategies they want perfect game. And so you need to have an ecosystem around as supporting structure around that to be able to enable them to do that as well as. Create this product around Doda so that the fans can engage in consume it. And I think the I think the finances did the structure Doda is is dangerous because you know the the the kitchen seen not not super well supported even in the tier one scene beyond top four teams I don't think you're doing too well. and you'd see you know teams exit. You see teams go in and out. I'm for these reasons because it's like you either you're winning all the time and you're kind of stable from that because you have some price earnings or. You know you're just like middle of the pack number seven, number, eight, I, I don't think you're doing too well. You're really relying on brand sponsorships and things
What John Thompson Meant To DC
"What was it like for you to cover John Thompson and the Hoyas as a young reporter? What were your interactions with him like? It was. You know it was an education was twenty, three, twenty, four years old and that was my first beat but John was a handful. As you can imagine, and he controlled everything we control the player access you controlled access to himself and draw the program, and so John was someone that you You had to kind of meet on his terms. Can you describe he was six foot ten? He was just this literally and figuratively massive figure. Can you describe what it? was like to be in his presence well, I mean look any six, ten, three, hundred, pound guy is going to have a certain amount of power to him. You know he wasn't nimble I won't say he was Nimble but he certainly had the meeting of former athlete and you know he had a big loud booming voice nothing had happened by accident I had no intentions of being a basketball court. I. Wanted To be a teacher basically social worker kind of person freelance. Knew. How to use his size and his voice to great effect and I, was not the recipient of John's paint peeling yelling as as the players often were but they will tell you that there was just there was just nothing like it when he really was angry and was coming after you about a mistake, you made a decision you made. He certainly tilted the room when he came in when their buzzer went off and they said it's over. We didn't stay up and down the hallway and talk with people kissing is just so we can get a good article written about us he coach during the glory days of the Big East what do you remember most about his team's and just the style and the way that they played? Well, the frenetic full court pressure was their thing. To set up an impressed. Retract. Very physical teams anybody that came into the pink dot hit, and that's just the way that they had always played. Here. And that leads to a lot of confrontations. A couple of pretty bad fights. But a lot of grabbing and holding things like that. And that's just the way that they had always played in obviously worked for them. David you're born and raised DC. Can you talk about what John? Thomson and the Georgetown Program? Men's to people in DC and in particular to black basketball fans in the city DC was like a lot of cities in the eighties dealing with a lot of different stuff that was that was very difficult. The year is only sixty days old during that time. There have now been ninety-two homicides here in the District of Columbia last year sixty to eighty percent of the murders in the nation's capital, we're listed as drug related. You had the explosion of crack cocaine in DC in in the mid eighties just devastated whole swath of the community and you had Marion Berry who was this incredibly polarizing figure, and this is before his drug problems came to bear. He was polarizing well before then because he insisted that these rich white guys that tended to run the city hire black people all the people who only know Marion Barry through the nasty headlines in the videotape of crack cocaine. Don't know extraordinary work. He did in this in Washington to open up the doors of government to the black people of Washington you're shutout for years decades, and then you have this presidential era of Reagan, where there was a lot of hostility towards cities, there was a lot of cutting a city services. There was a lot of emnity towards people that were on welfare and they've perception that raking perpetuated was that all these people are welfare cheats and they're not in their bums and you're not working for a living perhaps the most insidious effect of welfare is it's usurpation of the role of provider. Public assistance for a single mother can amount to much more than the usual income of a minimum wage job. In other words, it can pay for her to quit work. These competing forces, all kind of colliding with one another in the city in the early eighties in the mid eighties and into that Maelstrom, you have this basketball team. That is good enough to win a national championship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four. Jobs. The I ask championship. And then notice that the team is mostly black eleven of the twelve guys or thirteen or fourteen guys that get your attention in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, or eighty four you know rap videos late eighties is a Lotta Georgetown starter jackets in those videos. was torn concept had long hair and short baby came in national programs to the point where a lot of black people thought. Georgetown was an HP. Come to the. Question to see hundred. So there was this kind of interesting blend. Wall Street types and judges, and fortune five hundred CEO's with the people that cleaned the offices and drove the buses rooting for the same team and it was gonNA. Kinda, cold because it kind of it helped bring the city together in ways that really only the football team had done previously and it brought a lot of pride to the city as as a six. They were proving that black kids from inner city high schools could go to Georgetown and do work. They could do the work and that was a source of immense pride to people in DC Thomson was, of course, the first black basketball coach to win a national championship. But David you've written about how Thompson would bristle when asked about that accomplishment. Why did he? Take exception to that question will John would always say is that the question implied that he was the first black coach who who had the qualifications to win a national championship I'm not interested in being the first and only black do anything because it implies that in Nineteen eighty-four, a black man finally became intelligent enough to win NCAA, title and that's very misleading. And that was John's way of saying you know you need to understand the history of coaching. There was a lot more deferential treatment provided to white coaches for for decades and coaches like Adolph rupp that didn't recruit black players. was hostile toward black players. So that was John's way of saying you know do your homework. In nineteen, eighty nine. He famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCWA rules that he felt disproportionately affected black students. undercurrent NCWA rules students can qualify for athletic scholarships by scoring seven hundred out of a possible sixteen hundred on the College Board Sat test fifteen out of thirty six on the act or with a two point average and certain. Subjects proposition forty two would require athletes to have both. What did he? What did he say about that? John's position was that both the sat scores and your grade point average could be impacted adversely due to the educational disparities present throughout public schools at the time black has weren't being taught the things that were on the sat. He made his point that you know these tests should not be the end all and be all in terms of determining whether or not a kid was smart enough to go into college. Moment existence and I. started into school that I would not been dotted with an opportunity to get a college education myself. He was recruiting kids that play but also kids that can do the work. So it was not as much an issue for him in terms of recruiting it was more the bigger picture of. Are we going to allow these tests to determine whether black kids can get into colleges and then they finally wound up modifying prop forty two as a result of it.
How A Hairstylist Overcame The Fear Of Going Live
"Now moving into today's podcast I'm really excited to bring on Cherie Thompson as I said in the pre roll she re has absolutely Blown up over lockdown she was somebody who was relatively unknown to a lot of us but by putting yourself out there in facebook live has made her profile go big time and wasn't resulted. That will result at that as people are now into invest injuries online bridal hair education would this have happened if she re Hannah put herself into this facebook live probably. Not, but he didn't come naturally to Cherie. She's not somebody who's naturally comfortable in front of camera but she realized the potential of this and she's a smart businesswoman and she just thought I'm going to have to do this. So by getting on instagram firstly, in a smaller audience, she built a confident and eventually she was ready to go on live onto hair. socials facebook group, and as I said earlier, she got over twenty thousand views and the profiles just gone from strength to strength because I think what this live showed was incredible bright to has is she was she really is a new generation of hairdresser of CA- gorgeous a for real tasteful bridal head. The Suda had gals women want now for their wedding, day? So this is going to really inspire you to maybe go live to give you the confidence to hit that live button and put yourself out there. She's GonNa. Talk US through all the steps that she went through before going live including getting in front of the camera practices. What she was going to say, she also talks about you know look if things aren't going quite to plan these lives, don't worry about it. Nobody's going to hold you accountable. It's A. Great lesson for all of you wanting to go live. Nasr said we have our extra show for you today and we are going into the green room, with Sherie, after this show and we're GONNA be talking how she's really created a successful bridal had business and if you're interested in really creating a bridal business, be sure to become a patron insider member at Piji Dot com slash how to cut it because that's what we're GONNA be talking about a net. Incredible takeaway points in that podcast just for our page on members. So let's get to it. Today's podcast with Cherie. Thompson. Today I'm really excited to bring a lady onto this show who has been a complete lockdown sensation. She has been smashing it online and I am so excited to welcome onto the podcast you re Thomson. Cherie how you doing? Great thank you. Thank you. So what happened me? I feel really honored. We are only to have you on the puff. Was it like over this summer I mean when I saw you dancing station I am not kidding you. I'm referring to you alive Cherie I mean one particularly on our former guest salmon town lace has. Tell Billy about that. Yeah that was incredible We're not opportunity because I did for the hair beauty charity and the British habit that Darryl stock instead. So calling for without. Prices while and also be on start in an online platform on gain to just doig Roy in tightly opportunity. So, went live and just totally blew or nothing. Between thousand viewers on that burst. Which is nice. The most taught about live I. Think I've heard of. I think freelance lockdown it just worked, but I think what words about the issue is. I think so many people relate to you and you use really specialize in long hairdressing and bridal hair which you saying we're GONNA go really into today's particularly in the Green Room. So for Patriotic, bridal hairdressing, you WANNA learn the tips to that than the extra shot, but we aren't going to cover that but I want to get a little bit deeper into use story as honest you online education because I think. Would it be fair to say that? Doing these lives has encouraged you to do online education. Oh absolutely. Would have about gaming. Now if before and it was an opportunity that Darwin again put forward to me on he started let's get educated. We started that platform a lockdown evocative lots of am is in inspire we need artists on to join him on instagram. And I came on and how to install Mahan and it was really popular. We had great feedback. So what did qualify with him and it just escalated from?
CDC abruptly changes position on when to get tested for COVID-19
"A CDC, is sparking controversy by suddenly changing its testing guidelines there's an Thomson. Despite a thirty seven percent dropping cases nationwide since late July furious push back on the CDC's recommendation that people exposed to covert and have no symptoms no longer need to get tested the change igniting confusion among public health experts. That's an essential component of case, based interventions doing effective tracking and tracing New York's governor calling the move indefensible. You cannot justify that on any public health basis that's politics president trump in June suggested less testing so. I said to my people nor the testing down please today the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC. Says there was no direction from the president or vice president on the new guidelines defending the change when pressed by reporters saying tests should now be focused and strategically done not for the sake of being tested. If we're not a lease people, they will infect others and the viral transmission and outbreak will get only worse over. A concern shared by Dr Anthony, fauci according to a statement. Tonight, he reviewed a draft of the guidelines but was not at the Task Force meeting where they were adopted because he was undergoing surgery Boston University believes more tests are better. It's built a covert lab on campus where eight robots helped more than a dozen people process up to six thousand Kobe tests. Day Part of be used massive effort to test undergraduate students twice a week and get results in twenty four hours. If someone is positive, we can call them and do contact tracing and got the. Isolated as quickly as possible putting students like junior catherine, Grabotski addy's I WANNA, keep everybody around me safer says I WANNA. Keep myself safe across the country outbreaks were students gathering large parties with few face coverings two, hundred, seven cases at Auburn six, hundred, Fifty, eight at University of North Carolina of fate bu hopes to avoid even if someone doesn't adhere those individuals safety practices and they're not keeping socially distance, we're gonNA catch them on our testing to keep students healthy and learning
Whats that big bird
"Of coffee anymore. Today's story PTERODACTYL sightings. The PTERODACTYL is a flying reptile. They were thought to have died out at the end of the cassation period, but there have been sightings across north. America. Since Spanish first set foot on what today's Mexico pterodactyls were there on pictographs and discovered on the face of cliffs native. Americans. Spoke of a giant bird eight people in sketched their images on hides. But there have been a rash of sightings in modern times, the nineteen, sixty, a couple driving. Driving through California's Trinity National Forest reported seeing the so what a giant bread that they asked committed to have a wingspan of thirty feet later described it as resembling a pterodactyl may nineteen, sixty, one in New York state a businessman flying his private plane over the Hudson River valley claimed that he was buzzed by a large flying creature that he sat luck like a pterodactyl January nineteen, seventy-six Harlingen Texas Teens Jackie Davis. Tracy Lawson reported seeing a bird on the. The ground that stood five feet tall was dark in color with a ball head and face like gorillas. The sharp six inch long beak a subsequent investigation by their parents, uncovered tracks that had three toes and were eight inches across that same year. In San Antonio Texas three elementary school teachers teachers. Now saw what they described as a PTERODACTYL swooping low over their cars. As they drove. They said, it's Wingspan was between twenty and thirty feet and one of the. The teachers commented that glided through the air on huge bony wings like a bat, September nineteen, eighty, two loss. Fresno Texas, an ambulance driver named James Thomson was stopped while driving on highway one hundred by a sighting of a large bird like object flying low over the area. He described it as a black grace bird, but the rough texture. But no feathers, it had a twenty foot Wingspan Hump on the back of its head and almost no neck at all. All after consulting some books to identify the creature, he decided it most closely look like pterodactyl. There have been numerous pictures taken of flying reptiles. One such photo show six civil war union soldiers standing over a PTERODACTYL. They apparently shot down shortly after the photo was published experts, cleared it a fake however recently, that creator of the Phony Photo said, it was a replica of the real picture. He has since produced the original most recently twenty, sixteen, a man in. In the city of Corvallis Oregon says, he saw a big bird that sounded like a dinosaur, the man who provided a full name, but asked to remain anonymous told Cryptos, who just news that he works as a campus security guard. He says, he was taking out the trash in the middle of the day when the creatures startled him, it flew from above house across the street and glided back to the ground. I only saw briefly those caught off guard by. By size and the screeching sounded made a sounded like an old movie dinosaur. He described the creature was flying with a wingspan of about twenty to thirty feet of wink. The
Who should replace Ellen?
"News is ongoing. Generous. Ongoing News that won't stop are one nemesis might be replaced by our other nemesis. On their talk show the Ellen show. Well, these are that this is them news, but I do feel like Ellen could be replaced with a WHO, if this all comes to fruition or like a WHO thinks so too person because I'm seeing a lot of people nominate various talk show e people although apparently the rumors are like James Corden is going to replace Ellen, but like he has a show so. That makes no sense to me on any. That's what blows my mind. Why he has eight hundred shows. He has just made another daily show like that doesn't make any sense to me at on. The also has carpool. Karaoke. And then he also has the cat sequel like he has plenty, oh. Yeah. Let's replace a supposedly nice person with another supposedly nice person like. Haven't. We learned anything from this thing. These people are Nice. They suck. I think always be wary of people who say their thing is being. I think the number, one person who should clearly replace Allen is Kiki Palmer. There's literally no. Better obvious. Getting a lot of a lot of traction and she showing up a lot of tweets because it's like she just had a talk show that got canceled for no reason on ABC. Well, it was like that one hour of Commerical Strahan. Michael? And Kiki Sarah? There was A. Third Sarah. Sarah. And Michael and Kiki It just give it to clean working it. Just everyone likes he. We Love Kiki. She's a great host. Who else do you think if if we're going if for skewing young? I think we to Kiki for skewing older, I think it should go to fucking the woman who should have gotten David Letterman, amy. Sedaris like give it to amy sedaris because people like her. She's silly. I don't know that, amy, the thing is I. Don't know that Amy Sarah's would want to do that I. Feel like. I don't need that. We're talking about this on the Patriot. If you WANNA. Go listen to that about how drew Barrymore also has daily, show a daytime show coming out, and I'm like who would want this job? Drew Barrymore wants this job since when like it's just to meal a a weird job that you wouldn't want that could turn you or probably. Turn you into a monster, right? Yes. but the to provide a context in case you've been under a rock people are like there. There have been the rumors for years and years and years, but specifically the past few months they've really you know the hit a critical mass and started being reported publicly like Ellen is an asshole to everyone. Ellen is an asshole. The people she works with Ellen makes people not talk to her ellen cruel. But now there are reports by like news and variety and insider that it wasn't just ellen being a to everyone and celebrities and not liking Ellen like being on Ellen show. It's that the executive producers were actually like being abusive like in sexually harassing the employees. So it's like a culture. Culture of toxicity. That is the sort of thing that I don't that Ellen is deciding up allegedly that she doesn't want to deal with anymore. So she's like this sucks like I just rather not do this anymore. Right. So but this rumor, this isn't this is in fact, this is rumor because people keep their keep going back and forth and saying some some sources say she's not leaving this show sums his sources as she's leaving the show. I. Can't imagine somebody as likely a annoyed with the whole situation who is known to be not a very nice person would want to continue to fake be nice and have to apologize and half to like kind of whatever because these rumors have been. Kind of like I for some reason I, keeping you Kevin Spacey Pre the abuse allegations like when everyone knew he was gay, but no one knew he was gay like it was weird thing where it was like if you knew, you knew if you didn't, you had no idea what be totally shocked it. Kind of feels like that type of Hollywood news where like everyone knew that Ellen was secretly mean except for Ellen fans who had no idea where living happily with ellen everyday of their life and like the show was wildly successful, right? very strange. A very strange thing. Do you think that this will happen because people are so bored in their craving, the Gospel, and then somebody just this is this is what I mean I, think it's I mean. It's a combination of a lot of things at one of is like the people finally speaking out about their employers. It's like finally like shutting down like the. The systemic issues and leg, not being corporate America and knowing that people will support them and believe them and believe them, and that like the media machine of Ellen isn't powerful enough to shut down. So many voices if enough come out and and we'll talk about it later in the episode, but it's like the it's similar to the. Vanessa. Morgan thing, it's it's shades of an ESA Morgan being like I'm going to speak up against the riverdale creators and the Riverdale producers because people are people are realizing that they can do that and they won't get like dumped on by the press or of their fans they will be seen as like heroes. But. It's also just like, I, Think Dakota Johnson had a tiny bit to do with it because Dakota Johnsons like Open crubaugh open open. Rudeness to Ellen SORTA. Gave People. I don't know permission to speak about rumors that she's an asshole more openly. They're like, it looks like that's what Dakota's referencing. So I didn't even know you liked me. Of course, I. Like you. You Knew I. Liked you. You've been on the show many times and don't I show like. But I did invite you and you didn't come. So this time you invited me, are you sure? How do you? I don't think. So ask everybody. Jonathan. Your producer. I was that, why didn't I go? I don't know that became a meme. You have people like Brad Garret and who else replied to him. Leah Tom's Tom's joins. She is mean she is. She. Yes. Now, I can't believe I just called the Thomson. So Deutsche US minor. That was obsessed the disease of this show right here. Yeah. Leah Thompson also respond to that and said Yep I mean, I just think that it's like no one was a true story note once you lose grip on the fear, you are the power you had over I mean, and it's funny because then you have scooter Braun coming out her being like Ellen is great. I. Love Allen is like so people still. Look at the people coming out and say L. Like scooters, hedging his bets at this, all go away and back to normal and Ellen will still be powerful and whatever, and then you have people speaking out i. just it's a fascinating reveal of a monolith almost kind of crumbling that you didn't think would ever. Be exposed like this. I didn't. It seems like Palmer is getting a lot of A lot of press over like a lot of tweets being could replace. Ellen is trending key Palmer got a lot. Tiffany haddish. Got A lot that woman who does the like trump impersonations? What's her name? Sarah? Cooper. She got a lot of people tweeting about her I mean, I think it's just bomber just someone who someone who actually. Got Some tweets booing reply Oh doodoo be from drag race also got A. Drag. Race. Got I. saw that. Yeah. But I think he palmer when you when you want someone who has like the resume as well like. You of don't WANNA, pick someone random like Sarah Cooper. As funny as she is on twitter, because like her her her skills as a as an interviewer, not proven whereas Kiki, Palmer is a link interviewer host. Yeah I mean I would say like the Ellen slots, big slot made we just move up the ladder. We get Kelly Clarkson in that slot. We get Drew Barrymore Kelly was and we get key. Palmer. Work. Curse, lot I know these are all people on different network. So it makes literally no sense but you. Better like we. We cannot confuse the audience. We must replace the Ellen show with someone named. Ellen. Ellen Ellen. Page's like don't look at me like another gay. Just like I will not I will. Zone POMPEO, she wouldn't do it. I. Don't I don't need Elon Pale. Ellen Page Ellen Popular, and Never Would Ellen Pompeo every interview Ellen Pao's ever done. It's been like I. Love Grey's Anatomy I. have nothing but free time like. She will never do that. You know who would do it. Who Ellen Barkin? Embark and all Ellen Barkin wants is a soapbox like did someone say soapbox?
What is a Blanket?
"Listener James Thomson. Referred to in a previous episode. At ask a question that he says is coming from under a blanket composed under a blanket, John. He says what is a blanket if I take a dubuffet from the bed into the living room, does it become a blanket is a blanket that has sleeves still a blanket. What about a giant blanket? Style Hoodie? Yes, I. Do have all of those things. So? What do you think about blankets I when I read this tweet? Sending it from under a blanket that I'm assuming that is A. A British ISM or a think so. Like. You're managing. These huddled entirely underneath it instead of having his head, stick out in his arms. Are In our country. You say you're under a blanket pictured. Oh, covering the entire body including your head like you're hiding. From right, but I'm assuming. Under completely under a blanket. Just tell who knows happening this out right so just a little a little fun there from across the pond, all right Blanket. This is is is another interesting one where we might have, it might be such a general term that can can encompass many different things, but I'll knock some out away the thing with the sleeves and the hood. Not a blanket. Sorry, I mean there's there's a reason we have selling names that you can call it a slang kit you can call. SNUGGIE! Yeah, not great, and it's more of a brand name. But like if you make clothing out of blanket, material does not make the clothing and blanket. Once you've got sleeves and ahead whole, not a blanket you've just made. A blanket, you can make a skirt out of a blanket. You can make a wedding dress out of a blanket, but if I make a three out of Terry cloth, it is not a towel. Yeah, Maria made made outfits for all the kids that have drapes, yeah! Yeah that one that was as you said that one away plying south off your bed, and bringing it into another room. I mean like I. Know You. People don't want to call it a blanket because that's like you know, it's a comforter quilt. Do all sorts of other words for it, but I'M GONNA. Say that all of those things that you put on top of a bed sheets are. Are Blankets of some kind and the other things are just making it more specific, so bring them into or out of the bedroom doesn't change the fact that they're categorically a kind of blanket now. That'd be to that to say. A quilt is not a blanket. How dare you also just from culture? I consider the thing that's laying on top of my bed. That's INNOVA. Cover a blanket. A comforter, but it's, but it's a blanket. It's a kind of blanket. It does a big flat thing that you put on top of yourself to be warm. That's not a sheet it's it's like it. It's a blanket maybe. If. You want to call that fancy I. Don't know why Americans have debate covers, but also. comforters and that are also blankets I. It's complicated, but I consider that a blanket and if I bring it into the living room. It's still blanket because I'm using it to blanket my body with an object. Therefore I keep warm and it's not a sheet because she'd are thin and blankets are thicker in some way whether they're quilted or have stuffing or just made a fuzzy material, remember the seventies blankets with the velvety ends on them. Remember those yes, that woolley material and they had two long strips of velvety stuff. We have a lot of we have a lot of. The those Fuzzy Fleece Fleece blankets that we have. More modern nineties things please bring stuff. I think the dispenses with all James's stuff. He can come out now. Let's get out from under their. It's getting stuffy in there, James, you need some fresh air. Get Out of the blanket
I Predate the Home Computer with James Thomson
"I'm excited for. Today's show got an interesting guest we do. It's going to be so much fun. I was looking back to the archives were planning guests and I was like wait. This person hasn't been on. We should fix this, and so we we are joined by. The friend of the Internet I think I'M GONNA. Give Him that title Mr James Thompson. Oh thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. I was I was looking at? It's like yeah has taken five hundred thirty eight episodes. Feed to motors. I'm here and I I feel now. I feel really bad I just want I've joking that sounds like I've got a massive ego. I do have a massive. Massive Ego, but the funny thing is. We've talked about a on the show. I mean back. This shows I did with Katie. We should talk about you. I don't know. Maybe we just felt like you were unaccessible. You were like one of those people at the top with like two or three assistance, and we'd never get through to you. I I. Think I could not be further from the truth. Well James is the developer of CALC. And You've done of stuff with apple, and as an infant developed over the years and James. I'm really looking forward to talking today about some of your experiences. All I am hopefully. I've got something interesting to say so I. Know You do I. Know You do the question is? Will we get you to say it? Look I left Apple Twenty years ago I'm I feel like the statue of limitations has passed on? So I like that, too. So James I feel like we've known each other a long time. We have a shared interest in. Technology history, we have a shared interest in Lego if a shared interest in. Nerdy things for nerdy things sake. I feel like we are very much. Cut from the same cloth, but we want our listeners to get to know you a little bit, so give us a little bit of your background. Maybe how you made it to be the full-time developer that you are now I mean I guess. This sort of wettest star is right to the beginning I mean. It's like I'm old enough that I said of predate the home computer and My first sort of real computer experiences were had an extra neighbor who was at American from California, and he had an apple two, and this would probably be very early eighties, probably eight, hundred, eighty-one or something, and I would go round there and I play on the Apple. Two and I play all these. There was a game that I took took me about ten years to work out what it actually was, but it was getting Kobe mosque the son. Of. Text Adventure. Go North pickup. Thing type and That was really sort of my fomative computer experience but then in eighty three. I got my own home computer to as a commodore sixty four, and in the UK through a two rivals, there was the commodore sixty four and the sinclair spectrum. There were really other computers, but they didn't count. It was those two, and I chose the commodore sixty four, not really knowing anything between British American or anything, but I chose a commodore sixty four, because it seemed to have a slightly better version of Pacman, I mean this was like at the height of fever, and I think actually made the right choice. Because the Commodore had really Nice Graphics and signed. I mean really nice graphics in Nineteen eighty-three, but it did have this thing co compunet. which was UK only sort of. Proprietary E. A. O. L. Like online service. This was around eight, thousand, five or something, and it had mud's which are multi multi user dungeon, so basically multiply at text adventures, and it had a software uploads and downloads. US Demo Seen Aranda and there were a lot of game developers that I'd become aware of it to me a while to work out. All these things are actually created by people and There was a one developer cold Jeff Minter. Who wrote Oldies Games in the UK and is still right two games and He's the reason basically the island code because I wanted to write games like he wrote and. That was kind of like the stop, and then things rolled over time, and it was like that our school was the first school in Scotland to get a computer like one computer a half, and this was in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three, and this was. An ACORN BBC. Model B computer another British specialty, and when it arrived in the school, the teachers had no idea what to do with it. Because none of them I think had used a computer, so they put a call to the students and said and this was. I would be probably What's the three? It'd be about ten of the time and they said you know. Does anyone have a computer news anything to do this thing nor four of us that perhaps hand said yes. We are clearly the experts here. So we were brought in and we ended up teaching the teachers high to use this computer, and then teaching some of the kids in the lower years before school started, we had these computer lessons that we ran and we actually ended up having an office like four of us. A nice waiting like school kids in and we had an office in the school. Would sit in there and we had learned to program. We would listen to music and we would play. Video Games and. That was pretty much the entirety of my lost primary school year. This primary seven I know his whole different to your your times, but it was basically the seventh year of my school.
Trump set to pull U.S. from Open Skies surveillance treaty
"The United States has withdrawn a from the open skies treaty this issue of foreign policy may seem distant but it should not be let's go to my friend rob from Richmond rob welcome to KGO John you've got to open your eyes and see the open allies of open skies you know I sent you the article by Tim Morrison former trump National Security Council director and at the Hudson institute he rolled to the right center New York times about the abuses of the Russians they are targeting our critical infrastructure for you know for when there's hostilities bill Bailey hit us very precisely they get over flights in two thousand seventeen abusing this treaty over of the White House and over nobody slides over the White House date there lies no do you think lies over the white house you got a good correct it's so high they say you're doing it on the open skies it's not it's not twenty five feet over its probably the forty fifth probably eighty thousand feet over it but doesn't matter read the article and from National Security Council timers and and also over over trump's New Jersey one of his get aways while he was there so this is this is the way they are abusing it and they walked out of the non lugar agreement in two thousand twelve the Russians did that with the program John that that the for thirty years American boots on the ground in Russian nuclear facilities well Putin said to heck with that we don't want to be able to see anything that we're doing over here so they kicked us out that's in two thousand twelve so they are and then they go invading the Crimea and and but chemical which this president accepts chemical weapons in Syria yeah well we've got the courage the courage and wisdom of this man this is so it's all Dylan Thomson dupes that fall for this kind of European dilettante and I'm not a dupe this is falling for the day that I stayed up but you you're it so now you John this is an agreement which is worked R. thirty plus partners want us to continue the president of the United States as sad well will restructure something else I will include the Chinese and you know how far he gets when he wants to restructure I mean rob this was stupid now this is this is an absolute rail politique and you've got your head in the sand if you don't think the Russians pose a threat the Russians posed as say the Russians didn't pose a threat it seems to me and it seems to me rob when I said the Russians posed a threat in the American election your loss at all no no no no that's not true you got me I said it's a threat in the end trump is the one that is a trial thing down hard right now all the Russians because he can schmooze all other theories and then he stood in Helsinki almost stage with Vladimir Putin and said that he accepted Putin's word rather than the words of American intelligence agencies that are you don't think our intelligence is running trump as a call excellence president of the all time and by the way that's to do pollutant why not my friend well I appreciate your call but you're wrong what can I
New commander on duty at Coast Guard in Boston
"There's a new commander on duty at the Coast Guard here in Boston rear admiral Thomas Allen junior is relieving rear admiral Andrew Thomson of duty Allen has spent his career as an operations officer Thompson served as the district commander for a couple years he's leaving the northeast to work as a U. S. southern command's director of