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"Being strategic about the pace of release, if you have a bunch of content, definitely would help increase your brand awareness and your income from whatever podcast you're doing, but also being smart and strategic about the guests you have on and then the order that you put those out. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And today we are with Jay Agner, who is a quality assurance specialist. He's got a podcast and his podcast is part of the way that he gets in front of people. And one of the things that I wanted to point out is he's got tremendous and I'm not just saying that tremendous amount of traction based on ratings and reviews. So if you're listening, typically what ends up happening is 10 percent of podcasts have 30 ratings or more. So 90 percent of them have less than 30 ratings and reviews and only 0.6 percent have 100 or more. And he's getting close to that 0.6 percent. He's probably in the top one or two percent with 61 ratings. And here's what's interesting. He's got 44 episodes, so he has more ratings and reviews than he has episodes. And that doesn't typically happen. So as a podcaster, he's been doing this for about a year. And I want to get into a story. How does his podcast support his business? What is he doing in order to make money through this? And especially how did he get that social proofing of so many ratings and written reviews? So, Jay, first and foremost, welcome to the show. And I want to jump into the very first question, which is, what did you do and what can the listener do in order to get more social proofing through ratings and written reviews on their podcast? Thanks for having me, Adam. I ask people, man, I ask people for reviews, just like with anything that simple. You've got well, you've got a network, right? I mean, you know, people, you got friends, you got a family. Most of them will be more than happy to help you out. And it's not going to take it to 100 or 1000 reviews. But it took me from two to like 30 in about a week just because I opened up my phone. I started going through. I'm like, oh, this guy used to work with he's a friend of mine. Oh, this guy just went through my list and sent out to a bunch of not everybody replied. But I got a good amount of them from that. And then from there, I joined Pod lottery, which is another pod match. I think service. I don't know how they're structured these days, but it's one of their companies under the pod match umbrella. Great site. You can win reviews on there by leaving other people reviews after you listen to their podcast. So it's just another way to do that. And then also, again, on the flip side, asking the people who are on your show say, hey, could you just do me a huge favor and hop on iTunes and leave me a review or Spotify or whatever is easier for you? So ask, ask, ask, ask is my main advice. So let's talk about two of those ways right now. One of them is you mentioned that you called friends, family, people that you used to work with, have worked with, enjoyed working with you. And did you text them? Did you call them? Did you email them? Did you do all three? And what did the conversation look like? So for the listener, if they're about to do this, it obviously works for you. What is it that you did? I can actually tell you exactly what I said. I literally opened up my phone and just started scrolling through a bunch of my friends, like I said. And I started with coworkers that I used to work with. I mean, you got to have a good relationship with people before you go ask them to do stuff like that. I'm just looking now to see, like I literally said, oh, I've been working on the ratings of my podcast would be super appreciative. You could swing by and give it a five star review when you get a second. And then I like my podcast. And that was it. And I probably got 30 to 40 reviews just off doing that. OK, so it's basically I've been working on ratings. Would you stop by and give me a rating reveal? I mean, you're a likable person, right? Like you can't be just like a rude person and not have like and then reach out. Like I feel like I have pretty good relationships with the people that I asked and I wouldn't go ask my enemy to do that. Not that I have many, but I wouldn't go out and ask somebody you aren't really good friends with or you haven't done business with or you are and you know, whatever. But yeah, just like anything else, you're starting a business. If you're starting a service or whatever, just like go ask people. Yeah. Tell me real quick about your company that you're the CEO of. Tell me a little bit about who you serve and how you serve them. And then it'll open up some other questions for me to support the listener. Sure. So JDAQA, it's a software testing agency. We're based out of Philadelphia, PA. I started doing freelance and a long time ago after I was working in the software quality assurance testing space for a long time. And basically we serve custom software development companies and SaaS companies. So anybody who builds products for themselves or for other people are our customers. Right. So a lot of companies just want to build cool stuff. They want to build the next big app, the next big web app. They want to do these things, but they don't worry about which devices it has to be on the browsers. How do I deal with 100,000 people logging on my website at the same time? How do I make it secure? All these different things. And so they'll bring us in to either be their full quality assurance as a service resource, where we're just an augmented, scalable team that handles all their testing. Or if they're a little further along, they have a QA team and they need some augmented resources or services that they can't really handle, like automation or performance or other things. They kind of bring us in as hired guns to engage in those efforts from small 10, 20, 30 person shops up to some Fortune 500 companies we do performance and security testing for. So it's a real big range of companies we work for. But I'm the CEO and love running that business and love all our customers very much. So you mentioned a couple of things that you would do. You would help to make sure that it was secure. And you said that you would test it and a couple of other things. But what I'm thinking about is for people that have apps and software for their company, is there something that they don't know that they need? I think most of us would know, hey, we need to make sure this is secure. So nobody can hack in and steal a bunch of information. I think that they probably understand that it needs to work. But what's something that somebody might be listening? Maybe your perfect client, they have 30 or 60 employees and they're doing something that could use you. What would they miss? What would they like not even know is something that you need when you've got an app or a software? A real team to test it. A lot of our customers that have really benefited from our service have had their project managers or their developers or their C-suite of people testing their software for as long as they possibly could because they didn't know how or when to build a QA team. And building a full time W2 QA team is expensive. And that's where the benefit of working with us is we're scalable so we can work when you need us and we don't when you don't. And the software development lifecycle is very cyclical. So there's lots of times where you need a lot of testing, test, test, test, test, get it out the door, and then it has to breathe out there in production in people's hands for a while. Then you scale your testing efforts back down or do some automation work in that kind of downtime. So, yeah, I would say one of the things that they really haven't known that we've been able to help them with is just how important it is and how much more valuable that time is for a developer to be sitting down writing code instead of trying to test his stuff or somebody else's stuff or a project manager trying to test it real quick before it goes out the door. Having that high quality product, like we're talking about reviews and ratings, is the number one thing that people care about these days. Right. So like the quality of the application that's in your customers hands is going to dictate not just that customer's experience, but all the people downstream and whether they're even going to download your application or use your web app. If everybody knows it sucks, they're not going to use it. So I think just having a dedicated team that's not pulling from your existing resources is really important. How would the podcast called The First Customer, how would that support you in growing the company? And I've heard sometimes people want a huge listener base and they want to sell to their listener. I've heard some people like me who I actually interview other podcasters and I hope to work with some of them. And so I interview my perfect avatar and potentially work with them. For you, what is the direction of the podcast? What does it serve and is it partly to grow the business? Yes, it was more to grow. First of all, somebody told me to do a podcast like a couple of years ago. So that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard. I would never do a podcast. I have no idea. I don't know anything to talk about. It's just I wouldn't be good at it. And now I love it very much. I would say that my original approach was to increase my personal brand awareness. Right. As me as a person, as what I do, getting in front of people, getting on other people's social media feeds, doing that sort of thing. As I've worked on the podcast and worked through a lot of different guests and talked to a lot of different awesome people. And I really love all the people I've ever talked to. It just started to click like, OK, now this is how you can start to aim this at your avatar like you were mentioning. And even if it's not the direct avatar for me, because I talk to founders. Right. So I have a founder based show. A lot of the time the founder isn't necessarily the guy that has the problems with quality assurance, with the software testing. Right. That's usually the CTO or the VP of engineering or somebody that's dealing with the code in the application. But if I come highly recommended from the founder of the company to the CTO, there's somebody who can help solve their quality problems. That's a pretty damn good recommendation. Right. And he doesn't get much better of a referral than that than the CEO or founder of a company referring me to the CTO of a company. So that, I believe, is the path forward for the podcast is to find those people and to talk to them, hear their story. I don't really see it as a direct driver of business. I just see it as another channel where I see running a business. To me, it is if you depend on one channel, you're destined to probably get kicked in the teeth at some point when that channel dries up. So having multiple channels is very important and having a podcast is a strong one for us. And I think that it's just one of many that we're going to keep going with. I like that, that we need to be thinking about multiple channels. Like, I think if you're a real estate investor, you want to have multiple different rentals, multiple different streams of income. If you're a business owner, a lot of people that are business owners, they end up having more than one business. They might start one, get it going and then start another one, get it going. So they have all these different streams and talking about multiple ways of growing your revenue, your company, like different types of marketing, connection, networking, hosting events, hosting a podcast and direct mail and so many other things can support us to make sure that we don't ever lose. And I've heard of people that are doing, for example, Facebook ads and then Facebook ads just stop working. And that's the only way that they were doing it. And they go from being really, really well off to having nothing and freaking out and scrambling. So for you, you are being intentional about the multiple different ways to grow the company. And I think it's smart to be able to work with other founders and have them to be able to refer their CTOs, et cetera, to your company. So definitely wanted to highlight that. I'm looking at the amount of episodes that you have today. You've been publishing for about a year, give or take. And currently you have a little less than a year's worth of episodes published, but it looks like you're doing two episodes a week now. So I want to go through your journey just to understand, did you start out with one a week, one every other week? And what did that look like? Did you ever skip weeks for whatever reason? And what got you into being consistent on two a week just to kind of understand that part? Yeah. So I think initially it was one every two weeks. Maybe I'll have to go back and check. But I think it was one every two weeks. And then I was telling the story that I called a mistake, but it was a great mistake I made. I used LinkedIn automation a lot and I used that for my business. But I also said, hey, why don't I see if I just send out a message to all my network, if they want to be my podcast or not to anybody who has the title founder in their LinkedIn that you're already friends with or that I'm already making my side, like three or four thousand connections or whatever. And boy, oh, boy, did I get responses. I mean, I sent it out to about a thousand people, probably got a 50 to 60 percent at least reply. If not, yes, I want to be on your podcast. So if you can do the quick math there, that's like five, six hundred people that replied and probably three to four hundred people that said yes, which is a lot of people. I've networked my friends that own businesses and stuff very quickly. I had done 10 or 15 of those. And then the floodgates opened. I was doing I still do probably sometimes 10 a week, 12 episodes of recording a week. So I've got them like lined up past the end of the year into next year for releases going twice a week. So once I started getting that many, I went from once every two weeks to once every week to now once every twice a week. And now, as I've delegated the process of production, because that takes up a lot of time, I can now probably look to do Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and then eventually just one a day every weekday, especially for a while to clear out the queue. Just because I have so many lined up and I don't want to push people that far away. Right. Like you want to get their episode out. They spent the time to be with you. I want to be fair and respectful of that for them. So I'm trying to get them out quickly as possible. So it was very long-winded answer to your question, but that was how we started from once every two weeks to twice a week currently. Interesting. I'm thinking through a couple of clients that we work with who recorded a certain amount of episodes. We're huge advocates for record more than you need to produce. So that way you're allowed to get sick, you're allowed to go on vacation, you're allowed to take summer off or winter vacation or whatever it is. We actually had a client, Jay, who his name's Corey and Corey loves Hawaii. So he and his wife went and visited Hawaii. This was at the beginning of the pandemic. He had like six weeks of episodes. So he thought he was doing pretty good. Like he was like, yeah, we've got a month and a half. And he ended up going to Hawaii for like three weeks and he caught covid, which is just random. He caught covid. Then unfortunately, he had to stay in Hawaii for a couple of extra weeks until he tested negative. And then he comes home and work had been put off for five weeks. And so he really needed to get some of his other work done because he was two weeks behind. And so he starts working his ass off a lot harder than normal to try to get it all done. And then he has emergency gallbladder surgery just randomly. Who knows if it was covid related or what? But he all of a sudden had to go to the hospital and that put him out for another couple of weeks. And so he ended up not being able to publish for a few weeks. And so with you, you've got some interesting things happening. You reached out to a thousand people on LinkedIn that you were already connected with because you had three or four thousand and about a thousand of them had founder. And you've been recording a lot more than you needed to produce. You were recording 10 per week when for a while you were only maybe producing one or two a week. And so you're banking all of this content ready to go. And it's getting you to a place you are able to delegate the production. So now you're able to focus more on other stuff and you don't have to deal with the twenty dollar an hour stuff. You can focus on the stuff that really makes your business go forward, like being the star of your show. And you mentioned and I thought this is interesting that you don't want to push it out because you said through the end of the year and even into next year, you're feeling like you don't really want to push it out that far for people. And so it sounds like you're going to be doing one a day for a while just to be able to get those out. And we've had clients is what I started to mention. We've had clients that they have a lot of anxiety about recording today and it not being able to come out for another six weeks or three months or six months or whatever it is. And so you're fixing that by publishing more. Now, here's the big question. Now that you're doing even more episodes and you have a lot of content available and you're going to be producing one per day for a while, has your business or your network or your income changed? Or do you think that it'll change as you go to daily episodes for a while and having all those different conversations per week? Basically, if it has, can you share what has changed or in what way you think it's going to change because of doing all the extra content? Yeah, I think if I had been a little more diligent about my targeting, the answer probably would be yes. I think the answer is going to be maybe just because I interviewed people who made sunscreen and like interviewed people who just did random stuff that people knew. And then like somebody knew I was doing a podcast like, hey, I'd love to have, you know, my friend would love to be on your podcast. And like I was accepting just about everybody. It took me a while to get a little more selective. And I think pod matched help with that, honestly, were just a process of like identifying better, better people. That's not the right way to say it. Everybody that has been on my show, I think is fantastic. But people who serve my target persona a little bit clearer would be the way to say that. So, yeah, I think if I do it properly, which is to front load, and this is another thing I didn't mention, potentially front load some of those guests that have more followers that have a closer tie to my target persona, even if they recorded further down the line. I started kind of figure out, like, not just do I release more sooner, but also release more impactful episodes potentially sooner. Right. I got a guy that does A.I. And of course, that was the big buzzword of the summer. Right. So why not get him moved up and get him in the mix when we're going out? I've got people that are thirty to fifty thousand followers. I got a guy that just released last week. Jake Henry has a half million followers on TikTok and he just was selected for Forbes twenty five under twenty five or whatever. And he's like, hey, man, like this is about to go live. Do you think we could potentially move this up? I'm like, absolutely. It makes sense for us. It makes sense for him. It makes sense for everybody. So I think being strategic about the pace of release, if you have a bunch of content, definitely would help increase your brand awareness and your income, quote unquote, from whatever podcast you're doing. But also being smart and strategic about the guests you have on and then the order that you put those out. And also, like, for example, during the summertime, right? Like, I don't think that there was as many people around listening to business podcasts towards the end of summer where, like, everybody's trying to squeeze out the last few days of summer with their family. They're not going to be on the beach. Listen, it's like a business podcast. Right. But I think when the kids go back to school and every good it kind of hits that September, October into mid-November, when everybody starts to take their break for the end of the year, I think September and October are going to spike again. So I think being strategic about putting as much content out of your target at your target when they're going to be around is probably going to benefit my business the most and would benefit anybody's business the most. Right. Like, get as much content as you can in front of the people that are going to subscribe to your services when they're around. So, again, long-winded answer to your question. I want to ask how you get some of the guests that you mentioned before, people that have 30,000 to 50,000 followers and the person who had about a half a million followers. I think somebody listening is considering this to themselves. Well, that would be great if I could even get somebody who has that many followers on my podcast. They might feel like they're not worthy. They might feel like their podcast isn't getting enough traction yet that they're afraid to even ask somebody who has that. And secondarily, maybe we're afraid of it. But also, it's like, how do we even get a hold of that person? So do you mind maybe sharing? How did you get in front of some of the people that have 30 to 50K or even a half a million followers? How did that strategy go? Because you're talking about being strategic and how did the conversation go and who did you talk about? Did they have gatekeeper? So I know that's a lot of questions. But yeah, how did you basically get the people with big audiences? Those are great questions. Again, ask, ask, ask. I think as entrepreneurs, like we take the fact that a little bit of our hesitance to just ask for stuff that we want isn't exactly how everybody operates. So we're like, just ask. But like, it is as simple as that, right? Like, you'll never know unless you just ask people. A lot of times they'll say, sure. Yeah, I'd love to be on. Like, there's a guy who has a hundred thousand followers on LinkedIn and he said, sure, I'll be on your podcast. And I think that's awesome. Now I'm chasing him around to get on. But I mean, that'd be huge, right? A hundred thousand LinkedIn followers. And I'm trying to drive traffic through LinkedIn. Of course, that'd be great. And I just reached out to him because I saw some content he was doing. I'm like, dude, I would love to have you on. So it's a two pronged approach. Now, pod match will allow you to filter by follower account so you can be a little more selective about the people that you have on your show. So you can say like, I want people that have over ten thousand social media followers. That's kind of the barrier for entry, right? Wait, let me. Sure. I want you to get back to where you are right now. So I'm hoping I don't distract that. No, but what I think I'm hearing is that you're filtering on LinkedIn, you're on LinkedIn, you're looking for the right people and you found a way to filter if they have five thousand followers or ten thousand followers on LinkedIn and you're able to just go after them. Is that correct? And if so, where do you find that? On pod match. Oh, on pod match. Pod match. You can do that. You can filter by that. LinkedIn's a little tougher. You can't really search by and I tried that. I actually tried to use a couple of tools to help me export all of the contacts I had and like rank them by follower account. But it's not that easy. It's not like a metric that you can like mass get on LinkedIn, probably on purpose. But you can certainly if there's somebody I mean, I would start looking for people in your space, right? Like, look at people that are your target persona, right? Like, look for CTOs in your area, right? Minor CTOs, if yours are I don't know what other people search for them. So into my own business, but like if you were looking for other podcast hosts, right, you would look podcast hosts in Denver, Colorado, right? Like, that's where you start and you just look at all of them, go to their pages, see how many followers they have, see if they're active and then just reach out. Like you can use a tool like Dripify is the tool that I use for LinkedIn automation is a million different LinkedIn automation tools. But simple tools like that will allow you to search for a persona type, right? So podcasters and then you pick Denver and you pick I don't even know what are some of the other cities in Colorado, but like you pick Boulder, you pick some other ones, right? Just some other kind of bigger cities in Colorado. And you literally copy that search bar, the URL that's in the search bar, and you stick it in this tool and it'll populate a campaign for you. Right. And you can decide to say whatever you want in there. You can say you can set up a sequence that has 50 different steps, or you can just send them a message, send a message to every person that's a podcast host in a connection request to everybody that's a podcast host in Colorado. Right. And maybe 30 percent of those people connect. You're just like, hey, we'd love to connect with you. I see you're a podcast host. I'm a podcast host to blah, blah, blah, just something like kind of nice and generic. But like if people see that you're in their area, they're much more likely to accept your connection request on LinkedIn. After that, reach out to them on LinkedIn to say, hey, I would love to have you on my podcast. If you're interested, here's my link to my calendar. I would love to have you on. And either they'll ignore it or they'll say yes or they'll say no. But like there's a good chance that you're just going to net a bunch of people off of that approach. Right. So there's a bunch of different ways to do it. PodMax makes it a little easier from a paid perspective. You can pay to play a little bit. Right. It's 60 bucks a month, whatever it is, to filter down and find the higher user count guests to get on your show. And also, those are people who are actively looking to be on your show. Right. So they have a lot of people apply to be on your show that you don't have to go out and look for. But the LinkedIn method is much more targeted where you can look for your persona type that's in your target. You can go to their individual pages. And I think it shows their follower count somewhere on the individual pages. Right. If you go pick the top five, top 10, top 20, whatever, and then to send a message, man, just connect with a very genuine, like humble connection request message. People don't want to be pitched in their connection request message. Those are the ones that typically people ignore or like hit X on. But if you just connect and then follow up, but there's a quick message about, hey, I'd love to have in my pocket, if you want to be on podcast, people think, you know, I mean, look, here I am. Right. Like people feel honored for the most part, unless I guess there's some massive celebrity that they're too cool to be on a podcast. But like people love to be on a podcast and share their experience and their advice. So I would not be hesitant at all for anybody anymore. I'd ask anybody. There was nobody I think would be too cool or the rejection would hurt too bad for me not to ask these days. So I would just say, like, ask everybody and anybody that you think would be a good fit. Super good. So we'll actually take a quick break in a second. I'm loving this. Ask, ask, ask, just ask. I just reached out because I saw some content he was doing. And the idea of that it's OK to ask that you don't really get anything unless you ask. Very, very powerful. And something that we can all implement right away is just, hey, be OK to just ask. Some people are going to say no, but it's all in the numbers. You're going to get a few people that will say yes. And sometimes we'll be surprised at who would say yes. You mentioned about the pod match and finding their follower account, which is awesome. You mentioned LinkedIn and finding podcast hosts like, for example, I'm in Colorado and I could go to different cities in Colorado and find people that are in that city. And they say that they're a podcast host and I can find them. Now, you mentioned that you reach out with a humble, polite message. Here's the question. Do we do LinkedIn automation? Do we automate this and push a button and have it connect with those people? Or are we spending the time and effort that it will take to individually go one by one by one? I would automate it. I mean, at this point in my life, I automate just about damn near anything I can. So I would say, I mean, if there's somebody specific, right, like if I want Adam Adams on my show, I'm going to listen to your show. I'm going to look at the episodes. I'm going to go, Adam, absolute huge fan of your show, would love to be on. I really love the episode with Jay because he was the smart, handsome guy. Right. Or whatever, like whatever gets their attention. And I would say it would be an honor to connect with you. Right. And then people are going to connect with you. And if they don't, then I mean, I don't know, there's no hard feelings, but then you could try email, right? Try send them an email. There's a million ways to get people's email addresses these days. I use Apollo for email stuff. I don't use that as much for podcasting, but I use apollo.io for email outreach stuff, which is certainly another option if you wanted to play the numbers game a little more. How do you spell Apollo just to make sure that when we get it in the show notes, where is it A-P-O-L-L-O dot I-O double L? Okay. We'll make sure that apollo.io is in the show notes. And this is a way almost like skip tracing. It basically helps you to find people's contact information like emails. Is that correct? It's that in email sequencing. So you can set up a sequence and say like, Hey, on the first day, send Adam this email and then wait seven days and send them to, Hey man, I don't know if you saw my other email, but I would love to have you on my show. And they wait another 14 days. And you say, Hey man, just bring this to the top of your email address or email account. Would love to have you on my podcast if you're interested. And then another 20 days later you go, Hey man, last time I'm going to bother you. Just want to see if you want to be on the podcast. And like that last email is sometimes very powerful because people are like, Oh, he's done now. I'm going to actually reply to what they were saying. To fear of missing out. Right. The FOMO hits and they finally go, Okay, I'll hit this guy up. So yeah, it's just another tool. So the part that I think that the listener might be saying is a concern is what if I set up a sequence of four emails to go over the next 30 days or whatever, and they reply before one of the other one goes out. Like, how do we turn it off or does it automatically turn? It's all automatic. Any tool at salt these days will context aware. And a lot of those tools, even Apollo now has like this, I hate AI, but like, I hate AI. I just hate to kind of plug it, but it's like an AI assistant thing where you can just say like what it is you want to say, and it'll write you a sequence of three to five emails. You can say how long you want this sequence to go on for. And basically it does it for you. I would say that's probably less successful than a LinkedIn campaign would be, just because LinkedIn is a little more direct. Everybody hates email spam. But again, look, man, some of the biggest contracts I've got in my life were emails that I sat down and typed out myself and I sent to somebody and they knew that I did that. Right. There was no question that I sat down and sent them that email. And those are the ones that people go, Oh, wow, that guy really is. If you sent in, I mean, look, if you want to write something automated, same thing with your LinkedIn stuff. It's going to be a little more generic, so you're going to get less response. It's just common sense, right? If somebody is pitching at you something and you have no interest and it's not personalized to you at all, you're going to ignore it. Even if you're not interested, but somebody took the time to write you something on a connection request, you may accept it just because you go, this guy actually listened to my show and he heard what I was saying. He said he liked this episode or whatever. So I'm going to take the time to accept this connection request. Yeah, I want to ask three more questions. They can be short. I want to find out what you would do differently if you started your podcast today, if there's anything that you're struggling with now, because the listener probably is seeing all your success and wondering, like, is there anything that he's struggling with? And the third is just your absolute best advice for a new podcaster. But first we'll quick word from our sponsor. Hey, my friend, as you know, this episode is sponsored by my company, growyourshow.com. We want you to be able to have the best tools at your disposal without costing you a whole arm and a leg. So right now you can get a free list of vetted equipment that like mics, mixers, webcams, sound treatment, editing software, everything that you need. I created the whole PDF with direct purchase links just to save you time and money to help it be more convenient for you. So this free PDF will help you skip all the guesswork if it's on there, it's vetted and approved by yours truly. And if it's not on there, it's probably not worth the money. So go ahead and get yours at growyourshow.com forward slash PDF. Let's get back into the show. We're back with Jay Agner, and we've gotten a lot of value talking about how his podcast can form with his business to grow his business, how he has multiple types of marketing, how he found the big names, a couple of really cool takeaways of how to find the big names, how to find people's email addresses, how to make it automated for you so that you can reach out to those people. And right before the break, we mentioned the three last questions that I really wanted to ask him. The first of which, Jay, if you launched your podcast today, what would you do a little bit differently? I would take in the advice of a lot of people and taking the time to really understand who my target persona is. And it's hard to do that, I think, when you've never done any episodes and you never had any guess. And I would probably sit down and sketch it out like you do like the business canvas thing, right, where you talk who they are, where they're from, get very specific about it and try to understand who that is, because that'll shape your episodes and shape your marketing and shape a bunch of different things. So I would say really defining who is going to be listening to this show and envision yourself in their shoes and say, would they really want to listen to the show or not? Right. Because if they don't, then you're wasting your time. That's really good advice. Second question, if we've got a listener, they're new at their podcasting journey, they're thinking like, is everything easy? Do you run into mistakes? Are you always learning? What would you say? Is there anything that you're even after about a year of podcasting? Is there anything that you would say that you're still struggling with that you might be able to share? Yeah, I would say doing an interview style podcast is the easier route than doing a informative based podcast, I think. I assume so. I haven't done the other kind, but I assume that just like you, right, I'm doing most of the work on this episode, right? You did most of the work on my episode. You're just asking questions and then the other person talks, right? I would say that the thing that I'm struggling with, maybe it's not a struggle and maybe it's just a constant process, is how to keep things interesting for myself.
"half million followers" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"For intentionally trying to run over people in the park. The suspect, Bruce Avery, uh, Albury also rather, accused of is breaking into an animal hospital and driving under the influence of meth, a stunning find at a New York City daycare center where a one -year -old died and three children were poisoned by exposure to fentanyl. ABC senior investigative reporter, Aaron Kutarski. Prosecutors say Gray Mendez, the owner of Divino Nino daycare and a relative, Carlito Acevedo Brito, stored a kilogram brick of fentanyl on top of children's play mats used at nap time. Mendez allegedly delayed calling 911, instead placing three other phone calls to cover up what happened. One -year -old Nicholas Domenici died at the hospital. The boy had just started daycare, his heartbroken father saying, I loved him. miss I him. I want him back. The operators of the daycare now face federal drug charges. President Biden urging UN member nations to do all they can to end the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We have to stand up to this negative aggression today and deter other would -be aggressors tomorrow. Mr. Biden addressing the General Assembly will also meet this week with Ukraine's President Zelensky. Congress has until next week to approve a new budget and avert a government shutdown. But far -right House Republicans have held up a series of bills. We'll see what the House does act and accordingly. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell. House Republicans plan to hold the first hearing in their impeachment inquiry into President Biden next Thursday. News. 2x the healthy blood pressure support? That's a number to rave about. Thanks to Superbeats heart shoes unique 2x ingredient that helps promote normal blood pressure nearly two times more effectively than diet and exercise alone. Superbeats is America's number one selling beat brand and the only number one cardiologist, doctor and pharmacist recommended beat brand for heart health support. A clinical study showed that the key ingredient in Superbeats heart shoes is nearly two times more effective at supporting normal blood pressure than a healthy lifestyle alone, and they're part of a brand with over 60 ,000 five star ratings reviews. and So double your potential with a special offer exclusively for radio listeners. Get a free 30 -day supply of Superbeats heart shoes and 15 % off your first order at getsuperbeats com with code radio. That's a free 30 -day supply and 15 % off for radio listeners only at getsuperbeats .com code radio. More fallout for Russell Brand who stands accused of sexual assault. Russell Brand has over six and a half million followers on his YouTube channel. We have Tucker Carlson with he posts a daily show talking about politics and conspiracy theories. YouTube now says that because of the sexual assault allegations against Brand it won't allow ads to run and Brand to make money from the channel. The company saying in a statement quote if a creator's off platform behavior harms our users employees or ecosystem we take action. And in a rare move from the BBC it's removing Russell Brand content from its streaming services saying the shows now below public expectations. Brand says he never did anything illegal. Jason Atherton ABC News Hollywood. Prince William calls this year's earth shot prize finalists inspirational and optimistic. The Prince of Wales launched the award to fight climate change. An important part of the prize's design and development is that not just provide to the solutions but it's the fact to make people believe there is hope and there are people out there doing incredible things that will have a massive impact on our futures. There are 15 finalists that have created projects like more sustainable electric vehicle tires, recycling poly cotton back to raw materials and seaweed based livestock feed. The winners will be announced in November. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians have ratified a three -year contract which includes 3 % annual salary raises. Orchestra says health care insurance and retirement benefits will be retained. This is ABC News. And this is ABC News. And this is Northwest News Radio your home for breaking news and traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the fours. Here's Natalie Melendez from the Westbound lanes of 45th Street blocked off in a crash at Latona Avenue and east of Tiger Mountain. Traffic is alternating west and east on 18 due to a disabled vehicle near Raging River. Support is sponsored by Boost Infinite. Hey if you're thinking of getting the latest iPhone you need to stop and check out the insane wireless offer from Boost Infinite. To learn all about it just pick up your phone and dial pound 250 and say Boost Infinite. Our next will list traffic at 714. So before Rebecca Stevenson checks our forecast she's in the Northwest Crawl Space Services Weather Center. Good evening getting cloudy
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"Well, we already know. I mean, if you're in Wijuobine, you already choose China every day. Yeah. Or if you're a LeBron fan, you know, you might want that WeChat too. Who knows? Look, I think LeBron is salvageable. I think LeBron can recant from his ways. I think he will too because he's, how much more money does he need to get from China? Right? Hasn't he gotten like, alright, let's zoom out. Is the entire amount of money he'll ever get from China's entire life? Hasn't he already gotten 90% of it? Right? Yeah. At a certain point, like, do you still need China checks? John Cena apparently does, but you know, come on, LeBron. You can't see me. You can't see me. No, you know, you can't see me. We do love denim shortwares though. John Cena does follow me on Twitter. Did you know that? Yeah, I'm jealous. I'm jealous. I have MC Hammer. Well, I know he follows almost everybody. He follows like 300,000 people. Yeah, so does MC Hammer, but I still feel good about it. Oh, does he? Does he? Does MC Hammer follow you? He's like a half million followers or follows. That's fine though. I don't care. You know what I really love? I really love the trend in the early 90s where they like, they made pajama pants like this. Everything was MC Hammer pants. I had some Ninja Turtle MC Hammer pants. This is what I'll end my little segment here on. Some MC Hammer Ninja Turtle pants. They were, they had the turtles all over them, which, by the way, screw whatever. Whoever's making Ninja Turtles today, screw those people. They're awful. The Ninja Turtles about two formations ago just went way south. But the point is, is that I was climbing a fence one day because me and my mischievous friends were out causing trouble. I was probably in the 6th grade, maybe I was 12. I was climbing a fence, and my MC Hammer pants got caught at the top of the fence, and they totally ripped my pants completely in half. And I was going commando that day, and I had to literally wait in the woods for like an hour while one of my friends went to my house and got my mom to give him a pair of pants. You know what? You should just took them off and folded it like an Amazon warrior, you know, living in the jungle and just come out like, you know, just like an Indian coming out the teepee. You're merging with, you know, just a little rat thing. Today, if I didn't think I'd get arrested for it, I'd just walk down the street. So anyway. Alright, guys. That's all I got. I'll talk to y'all later. Alright, Ben. Don't do that when you hang up. Don't do that. Great time. Please hit that like button, everybody.
"half million followers" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm storm team fours, Chad Merrill. Right now it's cloudy with a little bit of rain. Sorry, we're laughing about something. 56° here in Washington. Money news at 10 a.m. 40 passed the hour, hopefully we're hopefully we're not laughing at anything here, Jeff flame. Certainly nothing to laugh at. The Dow is at its low for the day now it's down 478 points is one and a half percent stock bank stocks continue to drag the markets lower as we head to the weekend. The S&P 500 Index down 53. That's one and a third percent. The NASDAQ's down a 120, that's a 1% loss. Northern Virginia accounted for 64% of all data center leasing nationwide last year. Real estate firm CBRE says big cloud companies continue to flock to Northern Virginia, the data center vacancy rate in Northern Virginia is now less than 1%. It's gone from a seller's market to a buyers market and quickly. Red fence is 46% of home sales in the D.C. area in the last three months included seller concessions 25% of included concessions and a selling price that was below list Jeff Cleveland news. Alrighty, thank you, Jeff. It's two 41. YouTube restored Donald Trump's access to his account today. Trump had been barred from posting any new videos on his account, which has more than two and a half million followers that happened more than two years ago. Part of it is understandable. You can't restrict just one presidential candidate as exceptional as Donald Trump is in terms of inciting violence. Now, if he does it again, if he incites violence again, then I think the pressure will be on YouTube and Twitter and other social media to take Trump off again. That's Larry sabado, he is director of the center for politics at the University of Virginia. Making at least a $100,000 a year used to be seen as a marker of financial success, but with the ever rising cost of living, well, a hundred K doesn't come off much financial security in a number of big U.S. cities anymore, doesn't offer as much. Smart asset used its paycheck calculator to remove state federal and local taxes from a $100,000 salary. Then adjusted the remainder based on each city's relative cost of living. In New York, San Francisco and Honolulu, that money buys you the same quality of life as making $36,000 a year. In D.C. a 100,000 is equivalent to $44,000, the pace that offers the biggest bang for your buck, well, that would be Memphis, Tennessee, where a 6 figure earner would have the equivalent of $86,000 left after taxes. Okay, owning a pet could be costing you a good night's sleep
"half million followers" Discussed on WTOP
"Mutual Insurance. I'm Linda kenyon in Washington. President Biden is calling on Congress to allow regulators to impose tougher penalties on the executives of failed banks. The president says increasing accountability for bank managers is the best way to prevent mismanagement in the future. So today he's asking Congress to give bank regulators new powers to impose fines and claw back compensation from bank managers when their banks fail. CBS Nancy cordes says the president also wants to bar executives from working at another bank. Recent bank failures are roiling the stock market, CBS Willie James inman has the latest. One week after a run on the bank calls Silicon Valley bank in California to fail, the bank's parent company is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. SVB financial says it's no longer affiliated with Silicon Valley bank, following its takeover by the FDIC. The stock market opens sharply lower Friday with investors jumping bank stocks, following the failures of SVB and signature bank in New York, and concerns over other regional banks. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Putin. The court says this warrant is because of Putin's alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine. It calls it an unlawful deportation, and he bears the responsibility for the war crime. That's CBS's kami McCormick. The White House is wary over reports, Russia's president will be hosting his Chinese counterpart in Moscow next week. The White House says it worries that when Xi Jinping goes to Moscow next week, he'll urge a ceasefire in Ukraine. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the cessation of hostilities now would solidify Putin's gains in eastern Ukraine. Effectively, the ratification of Russian conquest. Kirby says The White House hopes she also reaches out to float a mirror zelensky to get the Ukrainian side of the story. Stephen portnoy, CBS News, Washington. YouTube has restored Donald Trump's access to his account, he had been barred from posting any new videos, political analyst Larry saboteur weighs in on the decision. Part of it is understandable. You can't restrict just one presidential candidate as exceptional as Donald Trump is in terms of inciting violence. Now, if he does it again, if he incites violence again, then I think the pressure will be on YouTube and Twitter and other social media to take Trump off again. For more than two years, Trump had more than two and a half million followers on his YouTube account. In New York City. Thousands line Fifth Avenue for the annual Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York. It fills that parade as the largest and oldest in the world. Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance coverage. Liberty mutual customizes your car and home insurance so you only pay for what you need. Liberty Mutual Insurance
"half million followers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is the biggest U.S. digital asset exchange moving up by more than 8% the company is laying off about 20% of its workforce. It says it needs to do so to weather the downturn in the crypto industry. I'm Doug Krishna and that is your Bloomberg business flesh. All right, Doug, thank you so much. Well, if you spend any time on Finn Twitch, you know we're talking about financial Twitter or maybe seeing the finance memes on Instagram. You've probably then heard of liquidity. It's a digital media company. It's closely followed by Wall Street's junior bankers. It's known for its memes and for shedding light and everything, Tim from finance industry, salaries to meal stipends. It covers a lot of fun things. It's also an anonymous guy. I think, I mean, I don't really know who it is. Yeah, maybe it could be chat GPT. The company's now launched an effort to land its followers roles at private equity firms, hedge funds, VC firms and other alternative asset managers partnering with the executive search firm Whitney partners to launch, wait for it, litany partners. Interesting. Well done. All right, leave you've got with us right now Bennett Jordan. A Whitney managing director who will be managing partner of the new venture, we are not joined by lit because he keeps his identity on. Unless you're lit, but I've seen a picture of the two of you together. Bennett, you're among Friends. You can just tell us. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Joins us in our Bloomberg interactive broker studio and we're just going to get them a little closer in the mic because we want to hear everything he has to see. Tell us why you're teaming up with liquidity. Yeah, so Whitney partners were the oldest purely financial services executive search and consulting firm. I've been around doing it for since the early 80s or founder Gary Goldstein was building out the original high yields coordinated debt structured credit businesses. For the likes of psalm and drax or kidder V body pain Webber DLJ, all of these players are the admin to the merchant banking days before they even knew what it was, right? And fast forward to where we are today. We're still our business obviously is expanded state with those early associates moved into private equity and hedge funds. And so many of those early associates from back in the day are now running their own private equity hedge funds. And we work purely at the retained level. On the senior side, right? So it doesn't just isn't justify retained search for a junior, right? Needless to say, every client and prospect that we have is interested in junior talent. And we will only do it if it's part of a team lift out or full on acquisition of another firm. So we've partnered now with liquidity. Something because he has this massive following of every Gen Z and millennial on the planet that is interested in finance because he's made it popular he's made it funny. He's made finance. Really targeting it. Absolutely. And so yeah, this is filling the void, you know, in our business by starting up this new venture is not taken away from our executive search by any means. It's just adding another service and a new entity. Partners where we can use digital media and the mediums of liquidity in this massive following and reach that he has among two and a half million followers across all mediums to reach this audience and community that he has created. So how does the deal work? How are you compensated? How is Litt compensated? We're all in it together. I think the easiest way there's different sort of splits among everything, right? And that's just typical of executive search and recruiting firms. So every placement you get a piece of it. There's a piece of the pod divided up between everyone. Yep. Who gets the biggest part? Well, I think you have to think about, you know, who's kind of taking on the largest piece of the work and how that will shake out. I think, you know, and lit is very well aware that he is providing the research and I will be doing the large and my team will be doing a large bit of the recruitment, whether that is posting on Instagram, whether that is leveraging the exec some newsletter that he puts out, whether that is on Twitter. Well, so what does that look like if you were subscribed to lit's newsletter, which I do? You get it every morning. Executive sum. You see job listings at the bottom of it is that you've seen that and now we will be able to highlight either specific roles or high level. This is kind of the broad what we're looking for for a number of firms, right? And so then we have the website at litany partners dot com set up where we can take inbounds from resumes, candidate submissions. As well as from the client side as well. And soon down the road once we're through the launch phase, we will have specific postings on that as well connecting the two with exec zone. Ben, what does it say that you guys are really kind of branching out to all types of asset classes, right? And we talk a lot, obviously, as we are Bloomberg, a lot about the public markets, but also about the private markets. And it feels like you're really going into it, whether it's private equity, whether it's venture capital, whether it's hedge funds, why that space. So why branching out? Well, I mean, that is the move that junior investment
"half million followers" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Biden, speaking today outlining what the White House calls a six step plan meant to contain the coronavirus. The sixth step plan has one goal, stopping that Delta variant by boosting vaccinations. We have more work to do, and we are still at war. With the virus and with the Delta variants. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the president's plane will build on previous steps taken that include requiring vaccinations for federal workers in the military and incentivizing mandates in the private sector, So he's going to outline the next phase in the in the fight. And against the virus and what that looks like. The CDC data shows about 53% of all Americans are fully vaccinated against Covid in Washington. Jared Halpern, Fox News president, is also calling for movement on infrastructure during an event with labor leaders at the White House. The president said his $3.5 trillion human infrastructure plan will make once in a generation investments in the American people making housing more affordable, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs by giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prices. You know, thank Bernie Sanders. For a lot of this, The president said Unionized workers are essential to his agenda, which includes a smaller Senate passed core infrastructure Bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she is committed to passing legislation funding wrote. Boats, bridges and broadband by September 27th even as progressives pushed forward to be linked with the human infrastructure package. Rachel Sutherland Fox News, former President Donald Trump told Fox is Greg Gut fell, the current White House mishandled the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, who would move out the military first. The military goes last and safely And sadly, those 13 great soldiers and 200 people, You know 200 people more than 200. People were killed and a lot of people are badly injured. He has saved America rallies planned over the next month in both Iowa and Georgia, Taliban using social media to get propaganda out there. Here's Fox's Chad per gram, the Taliban's on Twitter. No blue checkmark, but some associated with the Taliban are tweeting one senior Taliban representative with nearly a half million followers. I'm concerned about offensive content on the social media platforms. I would hope that they would Act in a responsible way, and we have to call.
"half million followers" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"In planning to unveil his latest national effort against the coronavirus Foxes. Griff Jenkins has more afternoon the president will address the nation on what's being built as his robust plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost covid 19 vaccinations. The White House says it will include six steps with new components like access to testing mandates, ensuring kids are protected in schools in pushing more people to get vaccinated. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the plan is all about getting back to pre pandemic life. The announcement Also expected to tighten regulations at schools. This after leaked emails appeared to show the White House officials bending to threats of a teachers union on school openings. John Hopkins University counted 176,000 new Covid cases Wednesday. Along with more than 2000 deaths. Former President Donald Trump says the Taliban respected his administration. When talks began with the militants on a deal to withdraw U. S military forces from Afghanistan. They understood what I said, and there was no way they were going to do anything to us. We could have taken our time we could have taken a year two years. Trump spoke on Fox is gut felled in an interview airing Wednesday, President Biden has characterized his administration as inheriting a flood Afghanistan policy and making the most of it. Meantime, former President Trump is planning rallies in several Red States planned events in Iowa in Georgia, fueling renewed speculation about former President Trump's political ambitions. Trump has hinted at another White House run in 2024 that is not confirmed his intentions. His political action committee says the former president will hold Save America rallies in Perry, Georgia, on September 25th and in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 9th. Trump has held three Riley since he left office in Florida, Alabama and Ohio. Rachel Sutherland Fox News Talibans Continuing presence on Twitter has many Republicans. Unhappy Foxes Chad program has more on that story. The Taliban's on Twitter, no blue checkmark, but some associated with the Taliban are tweeting. One senior Taliban representative. Was nearly a half million followers, Facebook and YouTube consider the Taliban a terrorist organization. They stripped the Taliban from their platforms, but not Twitter. Twitter says it's working to proactively enforce our.
"half million followers" Discussed on KTRH
"Time now for the news. Here's Sheriff Friar Morning. It's 5 31 on NewsRadio. 7 40 ktrh Our top story this hour Big tech out of control Social media. Banning a president but not the terrorists. The Taliban has their own pages on social media, and they've got Tens of thousands of followers individuals do on Twitter. Here's Fox's Chad program. It's coming. The Taliban's on Twitter. No blue checkmark, but some associated with the Taliban are tweeting. One senior Taliban representative with nearly a half million followers, Facebook and YouTube. Consider the Taliban a terrorist organization. They stripped the Taliban from their platforms, but not Twitter. Twitter says it's working to proactively enforce our rules. It's a balance between not lending credibility to the Taliban, but also allowing controversial post to demonstrate the Taliban's brutality. Yes, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday is asking the Taliban to allow these chartered aircraft to actually leave Afghanistan, with the abandoned Americans in Afghan allies on board Taliban Has grounded these planes, not allowing them believe. In some cases, the State Department is also refusing to let them come out. Under orders of the Taliban. Our news time now is 5 32, But don't pay attention to these deadly failures. President Biden heading to the microphone today to scare you with Covid. He plans federal edicts now. Booster shots. Increased testing mass mandates steps to keep quote schools open, He says. He's going to override your governor here in the state of Texas or try to And in lockstep. You've got Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner delivering new rules for city workers to he announced. You must show your proof of vaccine. Yes, you must have a vaccine Passport. If you work for the city of Houston or You will have to be tested for covid twice every month. And they'll do the testing. Or you could be disciplined or even fired. If you re refuse. That's your city of Houston. Now, 5 33 is our time. The leftist ruling you from Congress there now gearing up to take over an entire branch of government and the Supreme Court in particular. Because of the high court, upholding both the Texas election Integrity Law and the anti abortion law. How are they going to do that? Well, here's ktrh is Jeff Biggs. Well, sure, has political analyst Debbie George Addis points out, not a surprise that AOC is calling for her fellow Democrats to pack the Supreme Court. I think her, you know, she's point is intellectually and emotionally immature and not rooted in any understanding of the Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court is very dangerous and unwise in many respects, and George Atis adds. Hopefully, the New Texas law will set the tone when the Supreme Court takes the Mississippi Roe v. Wade case this fall. This is a great test case for America to look at the abortion issue again. Because Roe versus Wade was a policy decision. It was a super legislators, a court acting as super Legislature. It was not premise in the Constitution. And she expects Biden's committee to recommend expanding the Supreme Court. Recommend well, G and here comes Pelosi and she's going to do it. It is now 5 34. We've got 11. More deaths in New Orleans.
"half million followers" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Opener at Raymond James Stadium, a packed house is expected for Raymond James Stadium, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took home the Vince Lombardi Trophy seven months ago. But for Super Bowl 55 M v. P. Tom Brady, there's just something about the season opener gets butterflies. It's kind of being anxious because We kind of put a lot into it. The box hosting the Dallas Cowboys to kick off the 2021 NFL season. Dallas getting ready to welcome back QB Dak Prescott after his season ending ankle injury last year. There's so much work that I've put into this. I'm just excited to go out there and be a part of being part of the full game. The Buccaneers will honor their Super Bowl winning team prior to kick off tonight. There will also be a tribute to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. Man. Napolitano, Fox news schools in Florida that defied an order by the governor and kept mask mandates in place can continue to do so for now. Meanwhile, Governor DeSantis says he is appealing the ruling. Some Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, including the speaker of the House. I want to know why the Taliban still have a major social media account the Taliban's on Twitter. No blue checkmark, but some associated with the Taliban are tweeting one senior Taliban representative with nearly a half million followers. I'm concerned about offensive content on the social media platforms. I would hope that they would Act in a responsible way, and we have to call them out on it. Facebook and YouTube consider the Taliban a terrorist organization. They stripped the Taliban from their platforms, but not Twitter. It's a balance between not lending credibility to the Taliban, but also allowing controversial post to demonstrate the Taliban's brutality. Chad program reporting. Everything is back to normal on the international space station after smoke alarms went off smoke was detected in a Russian built module while recharging batteries. But the air quality is okay now. It.
"half million followers" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Morning with Dave Williams and Amy Schade Ra morning is 5 30. President Biden plans to unveil his Latest national effort against the coronavirus. Here's Fox's Griff Jenkins this afternoon, the president will address the nation on what's being built as his robust plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost covid 19 vaccinations. The White House says it will include six steps with new components like access to testing mandates, ensuring kids are protected in schools in pushing more people to get vaccinated. Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the plan is all about getting back to pre pandemic life. The announcement also expected to tighten regular Nations at schools. This after leaked emails appeared to show the White House officials binning to threats of a teachers union on school openings, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were 176,000 new Covid cases yesterday alone, along with more than 2000 deaths. Former President Donald Trump says the Taliban respected his administration. When talks began with the militants on a deal with to withdraw U. S military forces from Afghanistan. They understood what I said, and there was no way they were going to do anything to us. We could have taken our time we could have taken a year two years. Box. But Trump spoke on Fox's gut field in an interview airing Wednesday, President Biden has characterized his administration as inheriting a flawed Afghanistan policy and making the most of it. Speaking of former President Trump. He's planning rallies in several states planned events in Iowa in Georgia, fueling renewed speculation about former President Trump's political ambitions. Trump has hinted at another White House run in 2024, but has not confirmed his intentions. His political action committee says the former president will hold Save America rallies in Perry, Georgia, on September 25th and in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 9th. Trump has held three Riley since he left office in Florida, Alabama and Ohio. Rachel Sutherland Fox News the Taliban's continuing presence on Twitter, as many Republicans unhappy Foxes Chad program has more The Taliban's on Twitter. No blue checkmark, but some associated with the Taliban are tweeting. One senior Taliban representative. Was nearly a half million followers, Facebook and YouTube consider the Taliban a terrorist organization. They stripped the Taliban from their platforms, but not Twitter. Twitter says it's working to proactively enforce our rules..
"half million followers" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Eric might say you nice to see you. It's been a long time. Hasn't adjust and the world has changed hundred eighty degrees since we lost met each other. Well here in vietnam. We haven't had much covert so we don't have any vaccines by the way but we have no kovin. So i don't know is that okay. I'd rather have no covert no vaccines and covert vaccines. Well that is the major update. Because you've already let the cat out of the bag that you on now in vietnam yeah so. We laughed in twenty nineteen. So right before you and i spoke when right around that time was when when we left exactly. I alluded to in our chat saying that. I got you at a busy time. But i did not mention at that time that it was literally three days before. You're leaving the country. That was my party. Gift to china was to speak. Well tell me then so what happened. Why are you now in vietnam. Well i was working for an american advertising agency with an american clients and that american client was all run by chinese managers and they came to us and said we do not want anybody on our account who is not chinese. Red nationals is was not a racial thing. It was a national thing. When you leave you obviously lose your visa. And so i could have probably found something but it wasn't as exciting as what i came up with which is to take the china africa project. Which is this thing. That i talked about with you. Prior that i've been working on for ten years and then go full time with it and it's been just a roller coaster and exciting and fun and being here in vietnam allows me to be right over the border from china. So i'm in the same time zone. I'm close to people on chat discussions and at the same time as a journalist and as an independent writer about china. I don't face the same pressures. As if i was in china and that has been nice it takes a little bit of that anxiety i never really self centered myself that much but now i don't have to think about it at all right and you saying that actually had been a side hustle for you while you had that job in appetizing. But then what is it now. Yes so i really enjoyed it. I'm glad i did it. I'm glad i'm not in that business anymore. My my roots and my heart are in editorial journalism which i've been doing for thirty five years. And so what i saw. The trend was that. I don't need to go work for cnn again or for the bbc again. If i want to tell the stories that i want there are platforms out there. That i can just do it myself. And i had already built an audience of one to one and a half million followers on social media. And so i said okay. Let's find a way to monetize. Eight tiny tiny percentage of that audience a half of a percent a quarter of a percent. In if i'm able to do that i would have a perfectly fine living. And that's what i've done so relaunched. The website created daily newsletter also created podcast and giving consulting services and talking to people most of it though comes down to this newsletter and i spend almost twelve hours a day to produce this newsletter. Which is crazy. I start every day at five thirty or six in the morning. And i don't stop until nine or ten at night and yet it never feels difficult but if i was working that much for any of my old employers i would be burned out and frustrated and i would just be so annoyed all the time but because we're building something here that's what makes it fun and exciting and that's the thrill of it. Yes it's not a lot of money right now but it's a five year plan and that's the key to success that i find in the media business particularly in this. Social media. era is just persistence. Yeah well going back to our episode at the end of. You're not gonna make these sing again. Are you now progressed. In many my kariuki tune. So i'm not going to embarrass you anything like that. But at the end of the interview you said that one of the best new sources you liked where the guys that sub china and the cynical podcast and then learn behold half a year to a year later your body will join them yes. I'm so i'm part of their podcast network. Those guys are great. Jeremy gold corn kaiser gore firstly whereas my find three. Because i put you guys together. Did you really. Wow you're finder's fees the next time. I come to shanghai out for frozen yogurt expected free. So yes we joined the sinica network. Last year we saw a podcast audience grow by twenty six percent. And i think that is all because of this china affiliation. And it's been a great partnership in the work that those guys do just rockstar in my view. Great well i'm going to be releasing this update at the same time as the episode where jiao whaling. Who was the person who commended for season. Two joining represents that really exciting part of the china africa relationship that needs to be celebrated more that people making connections on the individual level when she travels throughout africa. She's been there for a long time. She knows people know her. And it's amazing how quickly people can transcend the cultural and language divides with the right attitude these perceptions that we create about each other through the news and through geopolitics breakdown quite quickly. When you're on the ground talk wailing is really just living proof of that. Encourage everybody to go onto youtube to see the video that she's made and the way she is in those videos is literally the way she is in real life. Nice well thank you for the referral. And thank you for being part of this project. Eric i feel like i can fake being serious with you and you can fake being fatuous let me know and it's wonderful because i remember in you and i had lunch djing on and you were saying i'm gonna start this podcast and i was like okay. Everybody says they're gonna start a podcast and then what they do is they. Start the podcast and three four five episodes into it. All of a sudden they get busy. It just kind of falls off. That is ninety. Nine percent of the people who start either blogs social media or podcasts. And i'm just so proud of what you've done with this show. Ninety percent of the people on the internet are consumers of content only nine percent of people on the internet our editors editors of the people who actually get in and comment and actually just modify somebody else's content only one percent of the people on the internet are creators. And the fact is that you've been able to do this for more than a year puts you in an even more elite group. Because i think that's the one tenth of one percent and that's really neat and so you should be proud of it. I should be proud of it. We should anybody who's stuck with this for as long as we have should really celebrate that because it is. It's not easy to do. it's not easy. Well thank you man. I am going to oversee all about. Because i can't accept praise from you. Know you must keep it in will be very disappointed if you don't. I'm recording here. And i will publish it essa eric. I hope it's not too long before we are sharing bears either on a beach in vietnam or here in jing on again. Well hopefully if. I have a chinese vaccine thrust into me. Then i'll be up there in shanghai's hopefully sooner than later all right man greater for you. Okay cheers bye..
"half million followers" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"In him. I mean i think Ah saw someone who was really vulnerable. And i think you know on the surface. He had everything I mean that's the whole tension between j galvin. Right is that this. He's a the babylon ever knows. Forty six and a half million followers is sort of playboy. Fancy cars jewelry as says. He's a really sensitive soul and That also is a bit of a trope in music in celebrity athletes. And everything sort of these two duality of a person but Particularly stark in him And i think that the tension between the public facing j galvin in the interior. Jose i think is is sort of a fulcrum of of of a lot of anxiety in a lot of attention At his core he's just a he is a really normal guy in that scene in communitarize day when he's going to see all the fans in the photo shoot it's really him. I mean if he talks to the little kid around app tomb in the same talks to jay z year. That he talks to me talks to you. I mean he really treats everyone the same. And i think that's a really beautiful thing so Yeah it was really. I feel extremely lucky that he made himself so open ethnic it's very rare three people that famous do that So i have a tremendous amount of respect for him. And i you know i at an amazing amazing crew in columbia that that helps Make the phone possible It was really. It was really special experience. Yeah he i mean. I think the whole metaphor also of him coming home and then coming home to himself you know. Having to like really dig deep it all really Automatically was a beautiful kind of holistic experience. You know So i love the shot I'll never forget that picture. You put in of him with paint splatter on his face miami just struggling by day and night to make it you know and then when he does. It's not like yeah. He's he doesn't lose that part of himself. You know love always says he can never turn down anybody taking a picture with him and then you see that at the very end of the film like people. He's like literally putting his window up and down like let people in so it's great. I want to open it up and make sure that other people have a chance to ask matt questions of right there in the center back Also thank you. I know this is a strange experience. Be back in. A theater is really really special to first of all. See it on the big screen in this amazing room but also byu with people. So i know it's hard to re assimilate into the world. So thank you all for coming here. yeah it was. It was also a different experience. Shooting verite with jose. I knew how comfortably was with cameras so in most of my verde films. It's often just me alone shooting. That's that's where i feel most comfortable as a director. whatever. I am.
"half million followers" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"There are military units that have barracks air and the buildings hide artillery guns in world war two. The nazis created the three stat ghetto which was a concentration camp that was built to show the red cross that conditions in german concentration camps. Weren't actually that bad in reality. It was just a way station for jewish prisoners who were being sent to auschwitz in nineteen. Ninety eight failed company. Enron built an entire trading floor in their corporate headquarters in houston. The only purpose of the trading floor was to impress wall street analysts who came to houston for the company shareholder meeting in nineteen forty four united states president henry wallace a trip to the soviet union. There he visited camp called mega. Dan pacific coast. He thought the people there were volunteers when in reality they were prisoners. Engaged in forced labor. The idea behind a potemkin village extends beyond just physical structures. It happens all of the time on the internet so called influencers will by thousands sometimes millions of followers as well as buying likes to make it appear as if they're actually popular when in fact they are not they will spend our setting up. Elaborately staged shots to give the impression that their life is much more glamorous than it is. I've seen this firsthand. I was climbing up a mountain in sri lanka and there was an influence or with us. Who climbed the mountain in the evening. Gown and heels. Which no one does they also might rent expensive cars for a day just so they can take photos in them to make people think that they actually own the car and likewise some private jet companies will rent out jets. That never go anywhere so that influencers can take photos in and around occasionally. Instagram will purge fake accounts and the truth will be seen after one fake follower purge one influence or went from having over a half million followers. Two hundred five thousand. They deleted their account the next day. The metaphor of the potemkin village is a great one. And if it didn't exist we'd probably have to invent something like it. However here is where i need to pop the bubble on the historical story. Most historians think that the fake village stories of grigory. Potemkin we're probably fabricated. Everything about the story is true. Catherine did annexed the crimea and she did take a tour and potemkin did want to impress her however the reality is that he spent a lot of money on fireworks and decorations. He did spend a lot of money to spruce up the villages. Buddy wasn't secretive about it. He openly bragged about spending the money to impress catherine he was like. Hey katherine look at all. The money spent on this. The rumor of the potemkin villages was first spread by a finnish politician and the rumor then spread throughout the rest of europe. It became an urban legend for europeans. Who wanted to spread the idea. That russia was poor and backward people. Who were on the tour later remarked. How the rumors were absurd in. It wasn't true but by this time it was too late in a way. It's too bad that the stories aren't true because it really is a great story nonetheless. True or not. The idea of the potemkin villages. Something that's with us and probably will be for quite some time associate producer of everything everywhere. Daily is thor thomsen. If you'd like to support the show please donate over at patriotair dot com. There's content only available to supporters merchandise and even opportunities for a show producer credit..
"half million followers" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"I always president like career. post this. I don't think i've ever had anyone saying now day posted it first right so they posted person. I just like hey can re post this or there's one I mean there's people that come in my cake. We take a selfie and like yeah totally. And then i just asked him while retaining gay couples decide page to where you text the team totally. So it's his pretty. I mean people our age or maybe to a fault. we're really open about our social lives. Like yeah post wherever you want. I don't care but it's always good to try to be like gracious than humble about it and not like exploit or make you feel like you're exploiting just keep it friendly and at works pretty well for me. Yeah because i'm always asked permission. I'm looking at your instagram. And you have some influencers who are like in the millions. Who who yeah him. They reached out to me. Let me ask you the the. There's one person right here who says temper in the look great but the real ones will be even better. That one did was that for free. Don't a lot of these people pay far so they reach out to you and your man got something amazing here like and and i would say. Probably most of those people pay very rarely. Do i give things away anymore. Wins more giving away more. Where so like. There's one person that came in. And i mean they were. They were willing to pay as like okay. Well obviously i'll give you a discount. Like her and her husband came in and she has two and a half million followers come work something out for sure and then you can ask them. Hey wouldn't it be cool. Why don't you get away to your followers. And then she was like oh totally so she posted up about it. I got access to two and a half million people and worked out awesome. You worked out man. Okay so talk to me about the flops. Like expect to be like gosh doesn't work so towards the beginning a person came in again. I don't want to beat anyone up. Because i don't know what was going on in their life or business or whatever they came in and they're like hey. My friend has of followers all this and that and they really want braces or their teeth straight. They're really self conscious psych. Okay cool let's do it. And they came in we talked. We came to an agreement on kind of what we do and it was always. Oh yeah. I couldn't bring the video guy in or i can't bring photographer him but they'll come next time and it literally never happened and just kinda like i mean my character. I'm not super pushy. On that sort of thing. I'm just like okay. Whatever like works out. I guess gut I got burned pretty hard on it. Lost lost money. Wait to what was supposed to happen. The photography was supposed to come in. Yeah so he's gonna bring in a photographer record this journey. Tell about his story. Like i've always been self conscious of how cricket my teeth were in this. And that and i don't think i got one post may be like a story of like amd going here but it was never like lookout great. My teeth look now. Look where i was like. I don't know so maybe he was super self conscious and didn't want sherrit beginning or i don't know but he's always nice and always like oh they could timers so i just like you know gonna you don't reach out to them or anything can say i did after that It just got to where i was like you know. Let's just be done. But after that. I mean we started doing or agreements more even just like an like. Hey yeah let's work together. What are your expectations. And what can you offer being like. I've done with especially bloggers or they're used to that with businesses like will they go to walmart and nightshade if you send me free close. I'll do this visit best for you and it can work out that way and i would probably maybe recommend that once things get rolling in. You're not doing just like cleaning or something kinda set expectations of like okay. If we're gonna be doing your you're seventy five percent off. What what are you willing to do. And we have gone to where we offer three kind of discount levels like okay for half off. We can do this this. And this for seventy five percent off. We can do this this this or for free. We do this this. And this than they kind of pick which one they wanna. Do you have packages for them. I mean that's case by case like we kinda we'll probably only done that like a half. A dozen times are so and this is for people who reach out to you or like so. Yeah it's been a mix could you could you tyler give me an example of the one. Maybe somebody you've done the packages with like okay. Yeah we offer them. Yeah so one lady message me. And said hey. My teeth shifted. I mean area dole matisse shifted. I had braces. When i was younger i really wanted to line. Would you want to collaborate was something and say yeah. We do that all the time or sure. That sounds great. Here's kind of what we've done in the past even if you haven't you can make it. Whatever feels thirty you. And i think what what we ended up doing is was like okay. I want permanent story on your page like you know. Those little highlight reels. Under the yeah. She's like okay. I'll do one of those of my whole journey make available at each visit. I'll do i think it was like fifteen stories and like five or six permanent posts. The won't be deleted and that worked out great so then brought in a ton of a ton of people i mean. Yeah i brought in some for sure. It definitely paid for itself a couple of times good evening like it was like a two or three x return on investment from what i've seen just off the top of my head win. So is it still up to the stories or no like they can censor. She's still in process of in design. But yeah it's it's on page highlights and was cool is when they're doing this. You can re post it an issue content which is really nice. It's less creativity that needs to come from. Just you and you can just use other people's creativity it's kind of. I know if you have your staff posing things up like. I haven't even told them to do it. They've been doing now and just repulsed their posts. Now let's like. I'm way more active on their than i am. Which is nice like this. I like the whole concept of of after i mean. I didn't like what happened with twenty twenty on cova. But i like the fact that you have you ever heard of the essential essentially or now. i've heard i think i've started it. And then you know combination or something and forget right. I gotta finish that that book kind of talk about doing essential stuff. So i feel like you do that. You you kind of cut out the fluffing. You're like let's really focus hone in on instagram. And so we go. You're at three thousand and you decided to reach out to people and it started off with free cleanings and now it's like people are asking you know i think i did. 'cause people have been asking me for implants in busyness stock goes manure so i think the last two giveaways i did. Okay and giving away ten thousand dollars worth of dental work. He use for nearly news. Byzantine you give it to your sister wherever you just can't split up between people. That was one of the rules mike. I'm not gonna you like eighty cleanings here tired. Standard families coming in for cleese tried to say it's only good for one person but that in that's been good too 'cause before like all i want sixteen years but then i needed implant in that.
Interview with Tuvia Tenenbom
"He's my absolute pleasure to welcome back to johnny gould's jewish state to via tenenbaum. Absolute pleasure to be with you again. You know you are a true free speech. Doyenne and for this particular podcast. I think it's the first thing verson ground rules as you can smoke. That's the first thing eight you're wanting to billion and the second thing is you truly opened my eyes to my own. I think tolerance of jew hate when we first met two years ago thinking because before that time you know. I've been conditioned i think in growing up in the uk in school where they're only three jewish kids to tolerate the what they call politely banter works erm you would call anti semitism and it did overstretched itself from time to time and i think that is a sort of shall we say looking for a better word but would have jimmy cued. I think from a lot of british people. And i think that's what you sean likes this book. Which is finally out in english. That's why it's called the tame taming of the ju. it's not just a take on shakespeare. It's the taming of the jewel. I mean giuseppe. Funding indicated biden. Own amazing to me edo deny or tolerate and sometimes joined together. Fox's would there accuse us we'd the hate us. That was shocking. I mean the fell. Shocking was citizen. This admit is imminent burden. I didn't expect it. I went to britain. Because i'm a tinto naomi's love english data. I said okay. My published opportunity mean sister. Go anywhere you want whatever you would like to go is i like to go to britain. I like to go. i like to see did out. I mean zane ought to do it better than anybody else. That's what i remember. And then the was black seed said. Okay i'll see you two belting stone which one stone i didn't expect anti-semitism and i didn't expect such a contaminating such a contagious. Such deepen. they semitism so deeply rooted. You know it on an island katelyn or in england which is the most important of course a bit of the uk but it was a frightening to sit and what is more fighting. Wants to see the basically. I'll kind of collaborating. Sometimes they had to fight jewish lead. Doesn't seem like law. Your people told me this and that your people told me i interviewed. People not told me are available. The life is a horrible thing so this is the common people and it took time. Tim's admitted but one that gate open has had them open and started talking. Honestly say to me you know. How many times have been told delta jew oh you know let us all kinds of dips and it's like amazing much so and little kits in manchester of hasidic. The auto talks kits in manchester and london will have had acts pelted them only storm so whatever it is i mean is a big addictiveness and we talked to jewish leaders saying even when the time used to say anything against wirelessly well owning two positions if to say one wowed against jimmy coleman only now's opt in the position you know as it became hewison you wayne saying that a one is easy allies. That are not going to be selected you know in a volume label for example district. Tina zero willing to say it was piping to see that one of the most disturbing rates. I think of british antisemitism and this might go around the world as well is. There is a sort of dog whistle so that someone can maintain that they're not anti semitic so someone who is an influence on me. Extreme left and concise something assiduously continuously hard left without. Referencing jews but then. His followers commend dog whistle a really serious anti semitic sort of betrayal of what they think themselves. I'm using an example of a very powerful voice. Which is john bishop. Who has who has three and a half million followers. He prostrate himself in front of ken loach on twitter. He said all this great interpreted it was as though he transferred the word. A jeremy corbyn for ken loach. I would kneel before him. And then if i couldn't anymore i prostrate myself in front of him which set off a huge torrent of jew hate and of course he a month ago on holocaust memorial day. Couldn't believe the terrible tragedies and then this is where the problems lie and that's an eye opener i think for british choosier surprising the anti-semites i mean disgust for britain and coastal are the places. You know that they took very nicely. Buddy dead jews in world war cho- you knows such nice people bubble and so bad and let's give some money to memorize them and and an make any fence you know maybe even endows of comments may be whatever it is making events you know in in a beautiful place to memorize their juice by the juice living was you know i mean it's like at all let's let you know what's album changes on the plane and of course the cord is a polish time. The code is is the stinian am am by itself. You know if you kill by the palestinians you know it doesn't mean that you don't like jews you know if you're critical officially doesn't mean that you're antisemites if you are cup only fizzle and if the only people who care about our justice palestinians because you killed by nobody else. Don't get about. Muslims in china while being tortured by million. Your don't care about syria. Don't care about libya you don't care about lebanon. You don't care about you. Don't even know what happens in yemen. Of course you never heralded by the war in chechnya and and distorted opening their head about anything. Only but it's going to stadiums you know is that there's a problem and they interesting thing when when i went into states and talk to the people and i tied to figure out. Why only this issue bottles you know. Other they show from people is back know underneath it. The other side was fight. Independence genius he. So did choose members alleys jews and a hall of people or some people would say something like you know what you will high. I don't know why feedbacks why feel about palestinians and i don't feel about anybody else. I have to think about it not over the palestinians up. You know it's like when. I wanted to start with like anyone to my my wife. Easy as you mentioned and i went to take a towards kamla sound everything and i'm gone to straight on that and i pick up young people young white folks as they call them. You know students. And i say i. My name is ahmed. And i'm from palestine. Would you like to appointing the individual cumberland. I say to say some wards full touma. Addison sister palestines and yet when you see slice cates looked like he must santana even studious and everything or well drafts. And the person free pop stein. And then he apologizes up. Tradit- day. Yes not yet picked up to join the battle. I'm just like you away. Think i'm posting. Think whether you might want to. Nobody looks like from his teens. You don't even have. Some people do not know the distance. When i asked him to stupid question between lemon palestine.
"half million followers" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Owner of it and digital artist. Mike winkelmann better known as people has sold an nf t of his work. Everyday's the first five thousand days for sixty nine million dollars at the two hundred fifty five year old christie's auction house. This puts him according to christie's in the top three most valuable living artists. The work itself is a collage of art that he has been making an a project where he publishes a new piece of digital art. Everyday day people has around two and a half million followers on his social channels. That's part of his popularity He has been on the forefront of the nfc trend his first work posted to nifty gateway resold for six point six million dollars on february twenty fourth. But according to the verge article he had never sold anything for more than ten bucks before. October like he is really really made. Good use of the nf teacher and lend. I know you have been experimenting with. Nfc's art as well. Yeah i boy you know what what i would give to be people right now right i mean i think i think seeing people gives people that idea like oh i can do this. I can do this and it's really really hard. It's a really really tough nut to crack. I'm still trying to wrap my head all around it. And i'm on open. See i have a bunch of Of art up there actually I'll have a three pieces from daily tech news. Show up there a little bit different than the ones you get at my store or at Patriots so i'm trying to find like a what is it about the digital art that makes it different makes it unique other than the fact that it's connected to a blockchain You know and you can actually. It's it's almost like it has providence and you can follow that particular piece of art but It it is really really difficult to crack. Because a lot of stuff i'm seeing is is not necessarily the mo the best start and i guess artists objective but it really is more like a just to own. I think a lot of it is for the lulls. I mean the nba. Getting into i know but you know and then the other thing. That's really interesting when you get when you get an organization as big as the nba getting into it and selling zion williamson gifts right. Like that's where. I think people are like what the heck is going on here So yes so. I don't know where we are in this if it's going to be if this is a bubble that's going burst or if this is something that's going to just keep growing and growing and become more and more Prevalent as people start to learn more about cryptocurrency in the block. Chain crypto art. So there is something There's something about being the owner which know digital stuff often often. Does this where it takes. An element of something that we didn't really realize was as important as it is and it highlights it and i feel like this is highlighting. The idea of being the owner of the thing is is what's most important to some people if you're one of the people out there who very reasonably you're like. Why would i pay for a thing. That is infinitely comparable even. And why would. I pay to be listed as the owner. This is this is not you. You're not the one that's gonna make. Nfc successful but there are people that do love the idea of being able to say. I'm the one..
"half million followers" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Meet liu bears revenue. We're very happy to have you this evening. And i understand that. Your color films The world's great religions titled alters of these star now screening at the circle theater and meeting with great clayton. Thank you very much edgar. And i think it's unusual that an actor of your stature in the motion picture industry should leave the screen to make a religious series. How did this happen. Was that long time dream with you. Know making the pictures was an idea that occurred to me only a couple of years ago but for many years i've been interested in the world's great religions study basic doctrines for longtime lou. What actually did Did you set out to do when you decided to make these films of the world's great religions well of course i started to make only one film or the materials where so vast and the subject is practically endless that eventuated into a film five and a half hours long without even touching on christianity. Well what religions do you include in this series. The first section presents. Hinduism sikhism jane ism and sequel on that parties and the second evening with buddhism is practiced in siam burma china and japan. And the same program also includes taoism and shinto and the third evening is devoted to judaism and the religion of islam. Well lou could you give us a brief description of some of these religions. I suppose we could try it. Yeah but it's a tough assignment. Just give us a general idea now. For instance Wheel of karma is never any real harm us again. What about that. Well one of the oldest living religions at dating from about three thousand bc confined to the people of india supporting the caste system is three hundred million followers teachers. One supreme god with a host of lesser gods. Its principal release of the laws of karma and reincarnation. Now what is the meaning of those last. Two laws well colonize divine justice. The doctrine of reincarnation states that each man must be reborn on earth countless times until he succeeded affecting himself now. What about jay reform on hinduism began about twenty five hundred years glow outlaws the caste system and hindu rituals today it has about two and a half million followers whose principal concern is the doctrine of non injury to any living thing now. What about buddhism. Well it's also reform on hinduism and also started in india about twenty five hundred years ago. Supposedly has about five hundred. Million followers throughout asia does not teach about god at all believes in manzi mortality and claims we all will be born again and again until we've perfected also or just. How does one do this. According to the buddhist by renouncing all the pleasures and concerns of life on earth see and then this then makes a person eligible for heaven and you could say that they call it nirvana at and what. What would you say about this islam. Overall that said to be the fastest growing religion in the world today it has about three hundred and fifty million followers of the teachings of mohammed was born in arabia. Around five hundred eighty. They accept many jewish and christian prophets teachings although they have their own interpretation and scripture and then there is you mentioned yes the koran. And that's what they call the script. Now what about a is it. A do.' dies taoism. Isn't that chinese. It is and these were the teachings of a philosopher named louder who lived about five hundred bc. His followers made it a religion after his death. I have the dollars pope on the film by the way. Well here's one more lou Lot about shinto shinto means way of the gods during this refers to all kinds of religion and folklore which were specifically originated on the isles of japan. Now you have film sequences on all these subjects that we've talked much more than this. Well i understand. You interviewed the religious leaders of the world to what were some of the questions that you ask them. All i want to know what they felt about religion as a unifying force for world peace and what they felt their part might be also where the central teachings of their religions. Now just why have you devoted so much of your time to the study of the world's religions edgar we search francis. Life's problems in many ways. The arts sciences and they help for final answers. We must turn to religion more than any other field. It wasn't your in. Your opinion is responsible for the resurgence of interest in religion. Today some of it. I believe has to do with the world's spiritual insecurity you life has become so urbanized we seem to be living in the midst of billions of strangers and one of the questions we ask ourselves. Can i matter. Who am i and all this crowd and return to religion can help perhaps spiritual awakening. You might say a return to basic faith could help to answer such questions What do you think is the outlook for the future of the world as to religion peace. Who knows it's a very big question. Certainly we have it in our power today to destroy ourselves. Destruction could come in a way. We've never known before it's pretty grim. I think we have that much freedom. However my own interfaith in the presence of god inclines me to the optimistic view. I also think it's up to each of us to do what he can to prevent this catastrophe. Well two of our popular national magazines Life and look have been publishing articles on the world's great religions and explanation of what the various christian denominations near s.'s. Such information can be most valuable and helping to give a better understanding of other people's viewpoint isn't that one of the main objectives you had been made making your films lou we're less part of. It's your least. One can always hope shirley tolerance is good and understanding between men is perhaps in a very modest way. These films will help to promote world. Peace well now. What about your future plans. I know that you're going across the country appearing with this With the film's now and certainly you haven't deserted motion pictures and you'll know right now you're right thinking only of getting these pictures launched. What if the right kind of a role came along. I'd enjoy it. Why not you mentioned that you had not yet touched on christianity. You make another religious phil. Well i actually. I plan to more projects. One on christianity and one on the development of religions from the most primitive for up through the more highly evolved concepts worship. God of course that would take us through africa and many of the pacific islands. And those i imagine would be made after. Your president films have been successfully screened around the country that's mile well. We certainly hope with you. But i don't think you've been been giving quite fair break to your films. I'm trying to say is. I think you're much too modest about your film tonight. And i'd just like to quote what the critic of the san francisco. Examiner thought about your inspiring. Fill alters of the east. He says something different something engrossing something gripping fascinating from start to finish a remarkable feat stirring beautiful on quote. I think that's pretty good. That's that's what one critic said and the audience are agreeing with that feeling nightly. Thanks for.
Hack on famous Twitter accounts raises national security concerns
"Let's see here. What happened over the week. A little thing called a twitter hack. Oh that was wild now. I know for most people. Twitter is not important. Twitter is not. You know a major part of people's lives. facebook is maybe instagram is. Some of the some people like twitter. You know, but really it's. The reason twitter has outsized importance. well, it's a number of reasons. One is because a lot of journalists use it and you know they're always paying attention. As if the state, the outrage storms on twitter make a a difference which they don't. Not at all. The other reason is because the president uses it is It is his chief. I. Think is chief form of communication. With the public. He's actually you know executed presidential decrees on the tweets. So it's important for that reason. If you know if no one else were on twitter, it would be important to follow twitter just to see what the president trump saying. There are other reasons to be on there, but that you know so, it has. An importance beyond its its actual. Importance in the world because you know there's about three hundred million users, but you know in the US maybe I don't know one in five people are even aware of it or use it. My that's that's by gas. I bet it's even smaller than that. However when there is a twitter hack. It's a big deal. and. In fact, it was a little weird. About about one what say one o'clock, Pacific Time Four PM Eastern on Wednesday. All of a sudden. These tweets start showing up. At first is just on Bitcoin. Accounts like by Nance. Hey, in because of Kovic, nineteen I. Want to give back to my community every bitcoin bitcoin. I have to explain I. Guess you probably heard of it as crypto currency, it's a currency. that has kind of a made up value. All currency does but. Kind of made up right now. It's almost ten thousand dollars per bitcoin. you can buy bitcoin with American dollars or other dollars or other you know currencies, or you can generate it. Most people can't and don't have the ability to generate because it takes a lot of power. It's so expensive in terms of electricity that you can only do it if if you like live in a hydroelectric dam. which sounds like hyperbole except that that's where a lot of these bitcoin miners live actually in hydroelectric dams and other places where the cost of energy is low to nothing. So you can't make it that way. Young people can give it to you in exchange. You create a wallet I have a Wallet Bitcoin Wall and I forgot my password, so it's not much good to me. Seven bitcoins in there s a lot of money. But I don I can't get to them. That's all right. They're safes. They're mostly. Every bitcoin wallet has a unique number associated with it. Not Name knotted addressed on a phone number. No, no identifiable information, just a number. So it's widely used by bad guys, hackers and others to exchange value so this tweet on binds bitcoin exchange, said in because a covert I want to give back to my community for every bitcoin. You send this address again this long number this anonymous address. I will send you double back. For. Give me ten thousand I'll give you twenty one. Now, you'd have to be an idiot to do it. Right because come on. Except that all of a sudden, some other very big. Accounts. Start tweeting similar things. The number one account on twitter is Barack, Obama. Followers, his account tweets it. Joe, Biden's account tweets it. Elon Musk tweets it. Wow some big names here. Bill Gates Apple Computer Apple tweets it. Apple's got a lot of money. Because, we really appreciate our community. We'd like to give back tweet. US, send us a a bitcoin. We'll send you to. Up to some people up to bill, Gates that up to fifty million dollars. It's not Bill Gates or apple or the Joe Binder. Barack Obama not all of these about thirty. High Profile verified accounts had been hacked. Obviously of course bright most people would get that. Apparently, it's hard to tell with Bitcoin, but you can look at an address and see how much money's coming around one hundred thousand dollars came in. But. It's hard to tell because you can't tell the source, so it could be the hacker himself. Putting money in from another account to make it look like you just don't know. So wasn't a huge score. How did this happen? Everybody's freaking out now. I, it's pretty obvious immediately. Anybody understands how this stuff works. That, this was a serious hack. Because in the past we've seen account takeovers onesie twosies. and you know. I think he lon Musk's account has been hacked. Other People's accounts have been hacked. You guessed the password, or you know things happen but not this many and not as many high profile accounts that are in all likelihood highly protected. With real security behind them like multi factor authentication. RIGHT IF YOU'RE A. Presidential candidate, for instance like Joe, Biden probably using the strongest security available. Almost certainly. So, it couldn't be that. The password was gaster was weaker, monkey, one, two three and everybody guessed it couldn't be that. So it was immediately apparent, something major and much more serious. was going on. Something like. perhaps. And! We've seen this once before actually several times before maybe. A malicious insider at twitter and employee, perhaps who that would be bad. There was a contractor about three years ago. Who On leaving the company? Disabled President Trump's account for about a minute. With I, mean they caught on pretty quick? Twitter reacted quickly shutting down all verified accounts. Of what we call a brute force protect you know. They just said No. Whatever we're GONNA. We don't know what's going on, so we're just going. And as time has gone by the last few days, we've kind of learned. More and more twitter not been completely forthcoming, but others have. So. There's a group of people out there. WHO TRADE IN! Short twitter handles. They call og original gangster twitter handles usually single letter. Twitter handles. Like at six there is such one. It was hacked. Effect it's really bad. I'm glad I didn't when I sign up for twitter in the in the very earliest days. Say, I want Leo, because I would be a target I didn't use that. He's that Leo LaPorte, but thank goodness because I would have been a target anybody with a really short name and I have friends who have really short names. They're at risk because there's a whole group of people who collect these who trade them and you can sell them for lots of money. These people. Were watching what was going on. And we're in fact, probably connected to the hack. They've actually been in touch. Believe it or not with the New York Times. and. They've showed him screen shots and stuff and they said yeah. We know what went on. We know what went on, and it's a guy named Kirk. Probably not is really all it's great. It sounds like a real name Kirk. A guy named Kirk. WHO and Kirk is not talking to your times, but the people around him are who, probably in twitter admits this socially engineered tricked a twitter employees. Now as we look at, it actually looks like it might be something even more sinister. That somebody got into twitter's slack channel again. Another definition here, slack Zeh. Messaging Platform like what's APP or apple messages? You! Know your text messages, but it's one a lot of companies use. My company uses it for business chat. Apparently, twitter did a very stupid thing. They put. Credentials for logging in. To their admin dashboard. This is you know what they called God. Mode the ability to log into this system. You could change things you could tweet on people's behalves. You could change passwords. This is a powerful tool that should be not available to contractors, not available to low level employees should only be available to the most trusted employees apparently. According to Brian, Krebs and other security researchers and these hacker groups that were communicating with the New York Times. They didn't secure this slack channel. And the credentials. Got Out. And Kirk, who is not well known in hacker channels apparently got access to the Adleman this makes sense the admin dashboard. Because how else would somebody do this so quickly to so many M- much more security accounts. It's also extremely disturbing fortunately. All Kirk did is put up some DOPEY SPAM At least as far as we know, and this is part of the problem as far as we know, some dopey span said, send me money effectively. Nobody fell for that very few. But What else could have done? He could have tweeted out his president trump. Probably we don't know what protections extra protections there are. There probably are some nice account. or other world leaders account saying you know the countdown gun. Nuclear War starts in five minutes. That would be disturbing. It would have a long-term impact they could also, and it's apparently the case. Download all. Previous tweets and even direct messages private stuff, nobody any with any brains uses twitter's private messaging for anything, important or secure. If you have been stopped. Because, apparently, some of that was downloaded. And it by the way wouldn't just be verified accounts high profile. Be Any account. So we don't really know, twitter's trying to figure it out right now. and they have logs and stuff. They may actually be able to figure out what happened. We don't know how much was stolen. It could be the. This. bitcoin scam was just A. MISDIRECTION! Pay No attention to what I'm really doing. We don't know. So. This is a significant issue in many ways. Twitter's fixed it. I. I have about I, don't I'm not a huge twitter percents using it since day one and I about a half million followers. But makes it concerns me and everybody who uses twitter and it should. Because twitter's security has been lax, and is still apparently lacks enough that somebody could walk wander in and do this and tweet on Joe Biden's account and Barack Obama's account. That's a significant problem. Even more significant because the president uses this as his. Bully pulpit. There's some real concern about that. And other world leaders do that. There's some real concern about that. Twitter we'll try to fix this. I think it's very clear you should not any. No one should use twitter for anything important ever again.
Time President Keith Grossman on Display Ad Revenue
"Up to the digital podcast. I'm Brian Marcy today. Joined by you've guessed a few times. Keith Crespin President of time Have been on here before your Bloomberg. You've now been at time since July. I want to get to the decision to go to time because I think it's really interesting because you were at engine very briefly and all of a sudden. I was shocked. I was like you're at time Explain making them. I'm sure this was like a unique opportunity but at the same time I'm really interested from a career perspective about you know. There's probably pressured like pass it up now. No actually it was interesting when I loved my time at Bloomberg. I was there for five years. Yeah and every year we were there. We grew double digits and in the final year week. We launched tick tock which now quick take You know timing. By the way David I just in You know launch to the New Economy Form. We had really successful year. We ended the up sixteen percent and for me like what I was. Struggling with personally was My entire career. I was very much in the revenue track and The advice I kept on getting was in order to one day ultimately become a president or CEO. I had to diversify myself. Move myself into a horizontal sort of role coo role and the opportunity to engine presented itself. And I thought that I was going to be there for two years or so And really begin to understand how to think about Bringing together thirteen disparate companies and and really sort of turning it into one cohesive unit and I was talking one day to A Greg set lock over at Spencer Stuart and this just goes to show how weird and serendipitous life can be at at. I asked him his advice on something and at the end of our conversation I was walking out and I turned around and I said to Him Greg. Thank you. That was really helpful advice. Like how can I ever return the favor? And he said to me. Do you know anyone who wants to be president of time and I said what are you talking about? And he said well you know mark and Lynn bought time back in November. And they're looking at how they want involve evolving and where they want to invest in it and They need more than just a cro and building up the team and They're they're just looking at the marketplace right. Now do me a favor. Send me the JD for it. I'll give you some people who I think might make sense. And that night. He sent it to me and I read it and I sort of was like Whoa. I've done everything here. Other than run consumer marketing and I went to bed and I woke up the next morning and I couldn't stop thinking about it and I wrote Greg a note and I said Greg if I wanted to throw my name into the game for this would you Allow me to sort of Be considered for the role. If not no worries I'll send you some other names. And he said let me speak to Edward Edward dealt with the CEO and Next thing you know Edward Said Let's meet on Friday. We had half an hour and the half an hour went two and a half hours and Edward at the end of the meeting. Said what are you doing a Monday and I said well? I'M GOING TO LONDON. And he said it's a shame if you're free Monday at heavy meet with mark. I said Benny off said yes. So I said we'll get meeting with Mark Benny off a Monday. And it was Friday at five thirty. I go I will I'll move my trip to London and so Edward takes out his phone any texts mark and gets back. He says Cheryl on Monday I think it was nine. Am and so. I changed my my trip around London Monday morning. I met with Mark coincidentally was the day that salesforce bought. Tableau so the nine meeting moved to twelve because he was on on the news and everything and three and a half tests. I is right. I mean that's not like a small deal no not not in the slightest right I was I was blown away. The then he's still kept the meeting but it was an amazing Do some multibillion dollar deal like before lunch and then and then you know I. I don't know how to respond to that regulate from from my end but I It's like how was your day. spent a few billion But but then You know he met with Lynn his wife. And you know everyone at time and and You know the Family Office. Because we are privately owned entity any offs and So what attract? But what attracted you to the opportunity? Because I mean I think a lot of people would look time as a quote unquote legacy publication. Obviously having A billionaire benefactor. Maybe we can talk about whether it's a benefactor or like an owner wanting to make like a real profit is an advantage but you know from the outside it would seem like a pretty challenged brand went through a several Tough years shirts changed hands. I think the answer to that is how I think I look. Industry is I look at the Industry. Ultimately is it's it's an amazing industry loved this industry. I think that more people should come into this industry as as people think it's a scary industry I remember we talked about one time. Doing like a confessions of an optimist. I love like these like distraught. Well it's all anonymous pessimists and I'm going to go on the record optimist and you know like Warren. Buffet has a great quote of you know. Be Fearful when others ingredient greedy when others are fearful and. I think that this is a great moment. Where if you have the support And you know the intent of time is to be a profitable business ended is moving in that direction and we are up in Q. One and we are. We're up in January. We'RE PROJECTING UP IN Q. One we are going to be. We're aiming to be profitable this year from a cash flow basis but And that's our intent is to run a responsible business but If you look at my career I went to wired and I started at wired the week after it was about to be closed for the DOT COM bubble. That was my first job. As a sales associate I worked on the launches I work on turnarounds and I work on saves right so like like I like the idea of If the business is ultimately debate called Meets Investment Advisor. The time brand is one of those incredible brands. Incredible Ninety seven year history it actually has great foundational elements of it. But it's gone through say ten years of neglect Through mismanagement through transitions of owners. And now that it has dedicated focused resources. I think that we're in a really strong position to Evolve the time brand to really capture the attention of of the next generation of consumers and from my perspective as I kept on looking at the deck and assessing this opportunity would I really saw was the challenges at the end of the day was evolution of Time magazine to Time. Right because everyone. We'll call it. Time magazine and you have to sort of evolve to the time brand and then is it relevant to the next generation of consumers. Yeah right and when you look at the second part I and you look at all of the hard work that Well that's critical right to the strategy. Because I mean you can milk legacy brands. That means something to a certain demographic I mean like good housekeeping is a fantastic. It's a good business That doesn't mean it. It's gotTA challenge so. Let me ask you a question. Who Do you think reads? Time magazine from Demographic Perspective the magazine itself Give me the most general demographics. You could possibly imagine my mom really seeing. It's an older female. Yeah okay so I either get older female older male right If you look at time on its social feeds right on twitter. We have sixteen and a half million followers on instagram. Eight and a half million followers on facebook twelve and a half million followers linked in two million magazine hold on. I'm going to second the demographic of that sixty one percent under the age of thirty five Fifty two percent female and thirty three percent non Caucasian. And so what you find is is that you have this entire aspect of the time brand not the magazine that reaches a completely different demographic that is showing the value to the next generation. The issue has been that none of those areas have been productized. None of them has been marketed as time. The brand is always been sort of presented as Time magazine. And so when you think about it you don't want to discount the magazines value. The magazines values tremendous the reason that we have such huge footprint socially is because of the history of ninety seven years that we have is the magazine but The brand has evolved to a new generation to mean something totally different. But I guess how do you square both sides right because when I think of of time the end from the outside Lake I think of two halves there was like these sort of d day commemoration issue half and ensure that is like outrageously profitable Which is obviously for a different generation. And then there's a kind of like I like time went into that sort of viral content sort of thing where like ton of facebook friendly fair and and Social content that gets gets big numbers and a lot of people. Got Those kind of big numbers but mostly on differentiated. Kind of stuff that You know it just. It's it's feeding the Internet beast. Now I think that that's a fair assessment of the marketing industry of the media industry. I don't necessarily agree that that's where we've gone with time on social but I think that what's happened if I can sort of step back for a second is is if you look at sort of the industry at large Historically a brand Served as the demand within the marketplace in the supply was the consumer right and that was when time was just a magazine. That's when everyone was just magazine prior to the Internet prior to the equity of connectivity of all of these devices when all of a sudden everyone is connected. I'm really interesting thing happens. Which is that. The supply becomes the brand right like time becomes a supply and demand becomes the consumers time right And that's the only thing that everyone is sort of focusing on is is like. How do you capture consumers time? Now what's interesting against that equation is is that when a brand is. The supply and supplies ultimately unlimited. Like your job is as you have to think about. Sort of. What's the value that you provide them? What's The utility you provide? But it doesn't mean that you have to do that. Holistically across everything in a In a synergistic way what it means is that you have to think about what is the experience that the consumer wants and then how do they actually perceive your brand so in a world of infinite choice? You think that's actually dream. But what actually happens? Is that the consumer with their timers paralyzed because they have like unlimited selection. And so we're the time brand actually presents a tremendous amount of power is in this red border now. The red border for some people manifest itself as a print magazine right and that's one way of experiencing sort of the red border for others just manifest itself as as online video right we produce four hundred digital videos a month For some people it is how we do our twitter handle and how we give will sort of information and news in that area. In some instances it's digitally in some instances like we will move into to the audio space. But I think that for us what we WANNA realize is that people don't have relationships with platforms anymore. They have relationships with how they want to experience the content and then secondarily Certain Demos are going to experience the contents completely differently. And it's an advantage to say. Well we know that the magazine reaches an older demographic and we know that time for kids is a younger demographic why wouldn't if we ever consumer is D- And productized time for kids in a manner that can be sort of a a toy for a child or a kit for child's surrounding education. Why wouldn't we promote it to the older demographic that's probably the parents or the
Jennifer Aniston's Instagram debut sends platform crashing
"He is most famous for friends of course and now the American actress Jennifer Aniston has millions more of them off to signing up to Instagram she had been strongly critical of social media but after joining Instagram page temporarily crashed she must five and a half million followers in just thirty now is a single post was like more than seven million times Daniel Mann reports yes welcome to instill Jan was one of the first replies Jennifer Aniston received after making her debut on Instagram the greeting was from Reese Witherspoon her co star in the morning show a new comedy drama series which launches next month on apple TV plus Jennifer Aniston is NPR mode and twenty five years off to friends first that she's accepted that the studio publicity machine isn't enough to win viewers this week she said that social media was part of a world now and it's not going away and so two years after Jennifer Aniston told vogue the social media was as harmful to youngsters a smoking she said I equated to the tobacco industry the actress announced and now with Instagram friends too hi Instagram along side the first photo she posted a recent selfie she took with her fellow friends actors the overwhelming response letter page crushing as fans celebrated her arrival early this year the actress said that she wouldn't use social media because she valued her private life speaking to elle magazine she said if I'm sitting here posting something about my dogs that's just giving away one more piece of something that's mine now for her part Jennifer Aniston has chosen to follow more than one hundred people among them her ex husband Justin Theroux