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"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"The start of the Christmas season Dan. I still work here I don't know if. Not, Welkom yes. Still here. Bad Movie. Not Good Not. Good. Primates is look look. There's a lot of good filmmaking and performances in this movie I want to be very clear and they're doing. So with a movie that is just sub in shut up, shut up, shut up it's time for all the fields. It's the Bar we're talking about one hundred we gave us those fall feels panda laid on thick please my second one. When it started all the way to the Berry last-second. This movie has feels all throughout the first second of the last I was like. One From. One. Way You could have said Yeah I the second one I. Hear what you're saying I stand by everything I've said up to this point in moving forward Is Amazing Libya. There's I have a list of everything. I have said from second one till two final seconds. Future. Seemed that you were shaming Shane the. Gay Out of here Oh my gosh. When he reaches and they hold hands during the taffy rolling is the most sensual Taffy. Rolling. Ever seen the competition they were. You're right but I gut tango ID. Fine. That's so good. When she shows listen I got sweet feels when she shows up for his birthday, he hasn't shared this his birth Shea and oh my gosh, this is. The final kiss. For the ages big ones the ages. Greg Ivy you got sweet feels when she showed up for his birthday I feel like a lot of times the movie she does things that he doesn't want like that that make him uncomfortable like I think. He needs that which like showing up for his birthday that seems like an Jad was the one who orchestra yeah. So I think in her defense she showed up I. Don't think she knew that it was his birthday. I think she was hanging out with dad very casual day. Special Day. Brings up the. Can I say one final thing I want to hit my hat to. TIP IT colorful arrangements. See the Byu. Owns asking we got to. This. Fast Sweden out and we're talking about Nikki. It's not bad. It's still like that's a win. So better than the original what I what I would say is when they're doing the website programming thing they actually have him pull up like the html script. So that's an websites were better. The websites were better. I wanted to toss it out there. Well, done hallmark plausible. Yes homework it's claws. Road. Plausible the movie I've ever seen it's plot we got to plausible. We did it's phenomenal. Possible. But is it possible? I don't know I've got. So I also wrote down the Taffy seen it. Boy. I've. Me He gave me a hardcore. She'll like I wanted to go home and just kiss my wife like I, just like it just gave me what is that weird? You said it was weird. You WanNa. Kiss your wife. No, I love how I've. Ever Woo. Hoo. I feel. Ten Him by waste ten things I love about by white. Share that list Belle. Yeah. So that was and that yes you you the the kiss at the end guys. I keep saying they kissed big ones it was the. Best Kiss I've ever seen a hallmark movie. It. Just boy. I loved it and I want. I want them to continue to make like flicks together owner continuing. Nice. Nicely, done like you guys are nailing it My feel I do. It feels I actually the last kiss was great. But the first kiss is my fields because a couple reasons one is just like the buildup of I'm going to follow my instincts here and just take a chance. I thought that was great and to the fact that the kiss happened before the big misunderstanding. Yes. was very new indifference and it showcase. There were some steaks to lose with that big misunderstanding which made the big misunderstanding seem a little bit more plausible. That's how you use that word. But as possible, it is possible as well. I like the I kissed by the fire really really worked for me. There's my field and I and I think that they. I think Nikki and Andrew knew they had a turtle on their hands and so they turned it up to eleven and that's why people love the movie. It just goes to show the people of the movie for the stars they knew they had to turn on their hands that an expert director they had these two leaves they've done this before. So they turned it up to eleven on the chemistry of they turned up to eleven on the central hallmark central factor and they turned up to eleven on the fall, and that's what you have enough eleven's it makes a flawless movie. And, I do want to say this. also I'm not Johnny Wardrobe by any stretch of the imagination but I thought the wardrobe in this movie was was a okay clutch money like an Nikki Nikki had some fun outfits and Andrew over there. At one point was wearing a fall brown shirt muscles coming out like, yeah. No, it was great. Andrew here for it. My friend like. To you because you look great in it we typically see you in blue. Fall Brown. Looks good on you. All I'm trying to say he's so good looking into the haters out there on the facebook groups talking about Nikki's hair just get off it. I thought you looked great Nikki. I like the change of pace for Nikki's hair. You know we're not seeing her in banks in. Beano Nikki, you inspired me I'm GonNa, go get banks I would pay to see that I think maybe during the marathon I wish I maybe I'll bring a straighter I'll bring a straight ner love love I need to tell you about something that I got this this we really quickly you know how much we love hot cocoa love there's a machine that I have seen once it's called the cocoa motion and it in you baby you put You put the milk in there you put the mix and then it spins for ten minutes heated up and it's delicious. You it's hard to find the coca motion. We came upon one and I'm bringing it here on. Saturday wearing where are these expensive wdv Novelty. Now, they're very expensive. Everybody's do is brand new thing when you find him come baby, they're hard to find. We're entering a quick break. We're GONNA. Take a quick break and we'll be right back here on. This.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Home the filming movie podcast on the Bramble. Jam, told me bring it all go to the Alicia Witt concert with you. So I said great great. I'll meet you back at the hotel will Uber over gather. It'll be great. So I got an Uber to go back to the hotel. I had not heard from Alonzo. I texted him I called up and I was like this feels like it could fall through Thursday. So I leave my good friends at the movies the triple feature. I'm missing out on it and it's seldom go to it. Alicia Witt concert month and I get back to the hotel alonso's nowhere to be found. He's a celebrity and he just lived through. So I went to bed early that night. You know, we had a great time so is done for us. We really find a way to just just the Busby Berkeley thing him not shown up for the concert. We're really doing it over here. I just hang out with a friend that I don't get to know the person very often and go to Alicia Witt closer. Is that too much to ask. I don't think so. It's not like you missed any good movies. We did watch parasyte. Yeah. I know guess me guess seen parasyte. I've been at this point just hold now. I didn't see the film of the year last year long because of you. Music store owner Meg played by Alicia with spearheads the community effort to save the Christmas tree. Oh Christmas Tree Lane shopping district from them as she finds herself falling for Nate played by Andrew Walker a recent acquaintance. She's thrown when she learns his surprising tied to me. That doesn't sound as if Andrew Walker is in some way to take down credit to take down Christmas Tree Lane shopping district. Take it in there for years take it off. So that's like a classic phone for the person who's going to destroy my town. We got Jingle Bell bride the classic finding the rare flower storyline Dan who you got off first match up. This is tough because on one side of the coin you have Alicia Witt who is never been a dth fav and the other side of the coin you have a movie that sounds like other dog. Crap and so I it's tough because I would love to vote for neither having said that I'm going to trust that Hallmark Channel Flagship station. They know what they're doing last year Hallmark Channel's first movie Christmas wishes mistletoe kisses, right? Yep that if we're going to get here before that Christmas at pemberley Manor. Yeah. I'm trusted him that they're not just putting a real real nothing out there. I'm going to go with the first one. You said they're jingle bell. Jingle bell. The flower. I believe is called the jingle bell flower flower in Alaska. I kind of regret my decision and I will say this big movie right out of the gate. We see we have an interracial couple as the Long Haul Mark making statements there and to I believe rookies to the Hallmark seen so exciting that regard Panda who you got. Yeah. I'm going to go jingle bell bright as well wage. No, I know for I we're both going against our boy a walk and you know boy over there is going to join us. Yeah, I'm so sorry to Andrew. I'm no no, I'm so sorry to Andrew Walker for the Clean Sweep. This is one of the trailers that dropped with the schedule. I did watch the trailer. I'm in on this movie. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to have a lot of Christmas feels Alaska off on that and the two leads they seem like really Charming people and so I'm really excited to like Jingle Bell bride is is going to be something special but the the Christmas Tree Lane just seems pretty generic as a plot. It does seem fair to do anything where every year the first movie you act like, it's you said say it's better than it actually is. Yes. I'm just show no. No, I'm going to be I'm to immediately frame as one of my best and Midway through I'm going to realize it's not often go back on it. So it's going to stay a preposterously. Hi. I agree. There's also there's a lot of Buzz about this movie as well for whatever reason lots of buzz on the social media. Jingle bell. Jingle bell bride seeing a lot Christmas Tree Lane. Jingle Bell Brad. Okay. What about Honeysuckle Lane? Where's that coming in? Get out of here. I guess went really likes to lay so it all right the next night Sunday, October 25th. We got a number another over here on the Hallmark Channel. We have Chateau Christmas Chateau. So Christmas has you do view that? You should have a shirt that says Chateau boy. Oh boy asking about my Chateau. This one is starring Merritt Patterson. We all know Picture Perfect Crystal Blue Christmas song and Luke MC Charming himself. Would McFarland fire away. Hey Margo played by Patterson Hood a world renowned pianist who returns to Chateau knew how to spend the holidays with her family and it's wrong. United with her ex played by Luke Macfarlane who else ReDiscover her music inner passion for it can we just can we all just agree as a society that his pianist? Like what is so hard about that though? Its keenest. It's just we just a Pianist. I personally cannot. Okay. So there's that going on. Did you guys did I lose you over to him? She's world around them to ask who's kind of falling out of love. She goes home to her to Chateau spend holidays with her family reunited with her ex who helped her discover love for music. I'm in sounds like fun. Then over easy is a mystery is at 9 p.m. We have a deliver by Christmas Christmas delivered in this case. In this case. It is deliver by hey Christmas and stars back in. Yeah. That's exactly right may make Christmas delivered again. We have Alvina August who is apparently in Nancy Drew game. And we have the return of Ian Bailey from Switched for Christmas one one. He's Tom Kinder. Oh, yeah, I seen him since switched for Christmas back in 2017. A bakery owner Molly played by a August meets Josh played by Bailey a widower who recently moved in with his young son, but she is also Charmed by a mysterious client whom she's never met in person and she doesn't realize that they spoiler.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Hello everybody, welcome back to another Thursday edition of deck the Hallmark exactly right put it on the board I did what was that? I did it you did it. You sure didn't join a milkshake from cookout you sure are for those of you from from out of the office area a cookout is magical place where you can go and spend very little dollars and get a lot of what seems to be some sort of food whether or not it's real. Think In and Out Burger but better five dollars, you could get over 2,000 calories. I will say last year. We did the the marathon and we got came out in the middle of night young and regretted it. Yes. Yes arrested. Yeah cookout is not Marathon Food know not being televised for sure. It's fun though. I will say the cookout. It's a good time. It's a good time every time for job. Just do it. Grew up. I would know you would also they're they're advertising. They have a chorizo quesadilla. No off your skip the middleman there goes straight to the toilet. So I'm looking at this guy's I'm looking at a we're talking about Christmas movies today for the next few Thursdays. This time is here. I do see something interesting in here. How was your weekend? Oh really? That was there that was in here right in the interest me that this is a Thursday show in here, I guess. Yeah, huh. It's Thursday. You haven't asked us our weekend was in months. Yep. I don't even remember my we don't know about the weekend as I don't know. Who's going to be quality stuff? I can tell you already in the papers and my weekend was great brand and was wonderful as well. Good really quickly. For those of you that have never done this before because we've never done it before we're doing a handful of special episodes cuz we had a lot of fun during fall Harvest before fall Harvest breaking down the you know, what's written down is like the synopsis to be off and then picking which one's our favorite something that homework likes to do is they like to compete against themselves to have two movies running simultaneously other know our church. So is it a front and Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday that fix problem? Yeah, no hear me out, you know when watch your own right? So now somehow pitting them against each other get better ratings is the craziest believe that though not only don't believe it's a fact subjective. How does that I don't know man. I know it doesn't matter what because you're dropping a movie on Friday. And you know, they're not a lot of people are staying home. I mean, they might this here. I don't know but how come you know many different variations that you could try other than this you could run a movie at 7 and then one launch 1009 problem is they are off-centered from each other. So he started one at 8, you have to do it like they're doing it. Yes, but I it is one of this it is you could watch the 8-pack live start the 9:00 one and catch up on the table. That's what a lot of people do. I think that's what a lot of people do. So what we're going to do today is we are going to go we're going to do this over. The next few weeks is there's forty movies to get them to read synopsis synopsis sinopse and we're going to go Hallmark Channel Hallmark movies and Mysteries I'm going to ask you of those two, who'd you got okay of those to whose life would you get? Okay. Do you understand what I'm saying? And I win what do I get? You get you get a hodgepodge balloon Dodge baat bolu gift certificates for one belews. Got off. I get a balloon to get a balloons got from hodgepodge Beluga someone in a hodgepodge Beluga. It was even crazier than normal. It was it was it was crazy. That's exactly right. I don't care what they want to do from a beluga stamp. Right? Somebody's get them keys on a leash. Yeah. Well, you can't you can't and then there's no around the store you get you get a baluski. I want to clarify. Yes. Bring those good free beluga. And right now. They're they're doing a buy-one-get-one-free believe. So if I get a free thing you might be able to double up Noah. No. No that coupon is not good there Johnny Beluga is on the line Johnny. Hello. Hey Johnny, it's I use my coupon for one free Blues. Can I still do the business if I give you $2 cuz One Believes cuz I've got no Maybe Johnny. Are you guys ready to dive into the first? Yes, please two movies back-to-back head-to-head Saturday October 24th is when we're getting this home start guys. Can you believe it? Yes. Can you believe it? I cannot believe it is right around the corner. It is right around the corner over on Hallmark Channel at 8:00 Eastern Jingle Bell bride is what is kicking off the season Jingle Bell bride. It is starring Julie Gonzalo from Supergirl. Oh, yeah. Yeah off and Ronnie Road Junior who let's not Ronnie r o c o let's all agree though. That is for the better senior is a mess at this point Star Trek Discovery. We should ask a Doug if he knows Roni Roni, Roni rep wedding planner Jessica Perez played by Gonzalo travels to a remote town. And Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is turned by the small town during Christmas as well as the handsome local played by Road Junior helping her find the rare flower macro to do this starting off strong. All right a rare is I'm going to find a rare flower for her boss and I'll ask for a celebrity clients for oh my gosh. So that's all know Alaska. I know that is on homework that's on Hallmark Channel. That's the big dog. Now offer an hour later 9 p.m. Flip it over one and switch over on the friendly TV. If you want one and switch that is going to be 9 p.m. On October 24th. Christmas Tree Lane is the name of this movie. It is starring Alicia Witts and Andrew Walker. Hm. So they've got the big hitters of Alicia and Andrew Walker over on movies and Mysteries this year competing with the debut movie. They're going to pop the hall Ronnie r o go up against Ronnie r o man Christmas Tree Lane music store owner Meg surprisingly play by Alicia Witt. I don't know if you guys hurt or not. She can say she can say out of here. She can play piano. I don't know if you've heard stood up my account for comfort her dog. Yeah, I'll tell you guys a quick story. We're at Christmas, We're never going to lose. We're at Christmas card last year. I couldn't convince eat like it was pure Curiosity on my part. Like what is an Alicia Witt concert look like so I was going to go we went to a movie that night and and and you're into the subway Beach triple triple triple h y. Out to this verse awesome experience. The movies are so good. I decided to duck out to meet up with my friend our friend Alonso duralde go.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Hello everybody, welcome back to another Thursday edition of deck the Hallmark exactly right put it on the board I did what was that? I did it you did it. You sure didn't join a milkshake from cookout you sure are for those of you from from out of the office area a cookout is a magical place where you can go and spend very little dollars and get a lot of what seems to be some sort of food whether or not it's real. Think In and Out Burger but better five dollars, you could get over 2,000 calories. I will say last year. We did the the marathon and we got came out in the middle of the night young and regretted it. Yes. Yes arrested. Yeah cookout is not Marathon Food know not being televised for sure. It's fun though. I will say the cookout. It's a good time. It's a good time every time for job. Just do it. Grew up. I would know you would also they're they're advertising. They have a chorizo quesadilla. No off your skip the middleman there goes straight to the toilet. So I'm looking at this guy's I'm looking at a we're talking about Christmas movies today for the next few Thursdays. This time is here. I do see something interesting in here. How was your weekend? Oh really? That was there that was in here right here in the interest me that this is a Thursday show in here, I guess. Yeah, huh. It's Thursday. You haven't asked us our weekend was in months. Yep. I don't even remember my we don't know about the weekend as I don't know. Who's going to be quality stuff? I can tell you already in the papers and my weekend was great brand and was wonderful as well. Good really quickly. For those of you that have never done this before because we've never done it before we're doing a handful of special episodes cuz we had a lot of fun during fall Harvest before fall Harvest breaking down the you know, what's written down is like the synopsis to be off and then picking which one's our favorite something that homework likes to do is they like to compete against themselves to have two movies running simultaneously other know our church. So is it a front and Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday that fix that problem? Yeah, no hear me out, you know when watch your own right? So now somehow pitting them against each other get better ratings is the craziest believe that though not only don't believe it's a fact subjective. How does that I don't know man. I know it doesn't matter what because you're dropping a movie on Friday. And you know, they're not a lot of people are staying home. I mean, they might this here. I don't know but how come you know many different variations that you could try other than this you could run a movie at 7 and then one launch 1009 problem is they are off-centered from each other. So he started one at 8, you have to do it like they're doing it. Yes, but I it is one of this it is you could watch the 8-pack live start the 9:00 one and catch up on the table. That's what a lot of people do. I think that's what a lot of people do. So what we're going to do today is we are going to go we're going to do this over. The next few weeks is there's forty movies to get to them to read synopsis synopsis sinopse and we're going to go Hallmark Channel Hallmark movies and Mysteries and I'm going to ask you of those two, who'd you got okay of those to whose life would you get? Okay. Do you understand what I'm saying? And I win what do I get? You get you get you get a hodgepodge balloon Dodge baat bolu gift certificates for one belews. Got off. I get a balloon to get a balloons got from hodgepodge Beluga someone in a hodgepodge Beluga. It was even crazier than normal. It was it was it was crazy. That's exactly right. I don't care what they want to do from a beluga stamp. Right? Somebody's get them keys on a leash. Yeah. Well, you can't you can't and then there's no around the store you get you get get a baluski. I want to clarify. Yes. Bring those good free beluga. And right now. They're they're doing a buy-one-get-one-free believe. So if I get a free thing you might be able to double up Noah. No. No that coupon is not good there Johnny Beluga is on the line Johnny. Hello. Hey Johnny, it's I use my coupon for one free Blues. Can I still do the business if I give you $2 cuz One Believes cuz I've got no Maybe Johnny. Are you guys ready to dive into the first? Yes, please two movies back-to-back head-to-head Saturday October 24th is when we're getting this home start guys. Can you believe it? Yes. Can you believe it? I cannot believe it is right around the corner. It is right around the corner over on Hallmark Channel at 8:00 Eastern Jingle Bell bride is what is kicking off the season Jingle Bell bride. It is starring Julie Gonzalo from Supergirl. Oh, yeah. Yeah off and Ronnie Road Junior who let's not Ronnie r o c o let's all agree though. That is for the better senior is a mess at this point Star Trek Discovery. We should ask a Doug if he knows Roni Roni, Roni, Roni rep wedding planner Jessica Perez played by Gonzalo travels to a remote town. And Alaska to find a rare flower for a celebrity client and is turned by the small town during Christmas as well as the handsome local played by Road Junior helping her find the rare flower macro to do this starting off strong. All right a rare is I'm going to find a rare flower for her boss and I'll ask for a celebrity clients for oh my gosh. So that's all know Alaska. I know that is on homework that's on Hallmark Channel. That's the big dog. Now offer an hour later 9 p.m. Flip it over one and switch over on the friendly TV. If you want one and switch that is going to be 9 p.m. On October 24th. Christmas Tree Lane is the name of this movie. It is starring Alicia Witts and Andrew Walker. Hm. So they've got the the big hitters of Alicia and Andrew Walker over on movies and Mysteries this year competing with the debut movie. They're going to pop the.
Presidential debate organizers promise format changes after Tuesday night chaos
"Name calling and falling off topic. We're hallmarks of last night's presidential debate. One Valley political analyst, says both trump and bite cheated Americans with lack of substance and style. A commission for presidential debates wants wants to impose stricter rules for the second debate on October 15th. You'll hear that live at 6 P.m. right here on the R
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Gotta work work work. And so she's like just relax like just relax. We've got a plan this wedding to get but he even starts he starts to loosen up a little bit. All bake pies together and then Lily teaches them how to dance and they're having a moment to gather. He's really starting to let his guard down. He is a a Stillwater under trouble showers, but with a Dan still the steel frame and the Deep Waters Still Waters Run Deep. That's Noah is having a really hard time though with the fact that his sister is getting off. Married because she's the really the last family that he has because parents gone and he gets all weird. When when Craig fiance tries to read the vows to him and see what his opinion is. He like? I don't feel good. Gotta go Lily's boss sister says, hey Lily, you're getting too involved with Noah. You're in his room. You're helping them write the vows. You didn't everybody always busy. You're fired yet. But Noah and his sister they make up everything's fine and he'll like you know what? I am here for you. I'm going to give you the best wedding ever and they give Lily a glowing review and she's like, you know what can have your job back, but she's like don't want my job back. I am going to follow my dreams and start this adventure company. I've made a proposal in word. I'm ready to go. It's wedding time and Noah crushes everything in question two speeches crushes the dance song. And crushes Hearts the way Lily shows up and he's like I'm I'm taking now everybody because I'm in love with Lily. They go outside they kiss and now my friends was off more low J. We did it. We sure did do it. We sure did do it. Everybody said are you guys going to do it are guys going to do and we did and then we did it and everybody was amazed guys. We're gonna take a quick break if you don't mind just a bit. Basically just a quick maybe break and we will be right back after this. 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Do as a family to make you feel close even when you're not altogether my parents they live in Florida. I live here in South Carolina. This is an awesome opportunity for them to be able share stories about themselves with my kids, even though they're not here and our good friends at storyworth are helping make it even easier for you by giving you that there there's by going to story with.com Slash deck. You're going to get $10 off your first purchase by going to story where to start making memories with your family with story worth. Hi everybody about it. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, it's great to see you this weekend off the office. So you see leaves was here. She was having a just a just a razor razor. She threw a party for party pumpkins were going everywhere. It was a wild ride home. And I said since he leaves what's going on and she's like, I'm just excited for the hot take and I said, that's awesome. CC leaves mean to I'm excited for the hot take of this here Movie Falling For look Lodge is the partial to share exactly how we feel and no-one shares his feelings more clearly than my good friend panda panda. Hi. Hey, buddy. What do you think about this ball movie? The seasons change that you love more than anything else almost as much as the preview specials. Yeah that our Christmas actual Christmas day. No, no. I did not say they were better than Christmas or Christmas. I said, they're the best part he was taken off. But his Christmas day not a part of no no, no previous. Yeah. Yeah. Go ahead. Just go just go. I love lodges. I do not love this movie unfortunate choice would be listen. This is as acquisition of a movie as I've seen acquisition e, yeah, I don't have another. Yeah boy. It's it's it's rough and the main reason it's difficult for me is let me let start by saying Lily. I like her character in the sense of I think she plays it really well. The the actors is good in my opinion. I just don't like her character and I don't like off his character either as people. I just don't know. Yeah, I don't like them like he's whiny throughout the entire movie banned by the hour-long Mark. I should have some sort of feelings for the character in story writing basic. I mean, this is basic knowledge, but like you have a moment where the person saves the cat right to to build some sort of Goodwill with the character dead. There's none of that in the first like our I do not like no like he's obnoxious. He complains and throughout this movie. There's really no connection between them and so it feels really Force at the very end of things. It's just it's not a very good plot. It's kind of a slow moving movie. It's just not very good. Do not like this movie like the fall feels that does not have they tried their best to incorporate fall. I do I love some fall feels I do not like this movie. I'm ready for Hallmark made country at heart. Let's go bring it. So I am a proud member of multiple Hallmark movie Facebook groups. And I love going on there seeing the thoughts about movies and this movie had very mixed reviews and it's hard to know before seeing the movie whether or not that was because the movie was bad or because homework fans are racist and and yeah, you know what? I think it might be more the latter off. I don't think this movie was that bad. I was surprised going into it cuz was so much negativity about this movie. It's boring. It's a sloc etc. I thought a fine I like the two together. I I agree with what paying it says. The guy is a complete doofus. He's a jerk but I when they were together wage, I like them. I bought them together. I will say the end ending, you know expression of love was really bad off and it didn't feel like either of them really wanted to they were each other themselves out of it. But as it was ultimately was going on, I like them together. He you know, it's it is a you know, you don't see a lot of movies where the guy is just a jerk for most of the movie and you know, he was the worst didn't like him. But I say all that to say I still liked it. It didn't it didn't work out. It didn't not work for me. There's a lot of things working against it the you know, he is genuinely the worst but when you get over that I was still able to have a good time and I was following month glad you were falling for localize. Here's the thing about this movie. It's an Abomination. It.
President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses
"Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have unanimously passed a resolution. Committing to a peaceful transition of power. Should President Trump lose the election and refused to leave President Trump has not made the commitment to a peaceful transition. Trailing in several key battleground states and down by double digits in national polls, the president is casting doubt on a hallmark of American democracy. A free and fair election trump stoking unfounded fears about widespread mail in voting fraud. Tastelessly, claiming it's quote a whole big scam. But the president's own FBI director says he sees no evidence of that We have not seen historically. Any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election. Whether it's by mail or otherwise. But Trump insists if he loses in November, it's because the system is rigged, and he is refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power. Republicans are now scrambling to assure Americans they will respect the constitution but are largely silent on trumps merit list claims about mail in voting. People wonder about the peaceful transfer of power. I can assure you it will be peaceful. Democrats apoplectic You are not in North Korea. You are not in Turkey. You were in the United States of America. It is a democracy. Joe Biden has been warning that Trump might try to quote steal this election. His campaign says they won't let it happen without a fight, assembling a massive election protection program prepared to challenge any threats to the voting system in court, saying in a statement, they'll quote combat any attempt by Donald Trump to create fear and confusion with our voting system or interference. The Democratic process bite and the president are now both preparing for their first face off in next week's debate by didn't give us a little glimpse into his strategy. He says he knows the president is going to try to make this personal, saying Trump is going to want to quote get in the mosh pit that Biden says his plan is to try and rise above that focus on what he sees as Trump's failures and his own strength. That's a bee sees Mary Bruce.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Both so great. And I think it'll be fun to have a time travel movie So yeah. So the books are just like just like the movies and I think in terms of position in the marketplace people know when they come to the hallmark story. Like we're going to have a love story I mean it's a romance, but there's also a lot about the connections between friends and family and community One thing I don't do even though I hope I have a good sense of humor is like really snarky stuff because. hidden a hallmark store. You really have a vibe of kindness I. Guess. A and You know and so that's a really important part. Important part of the story I think is to lose yourself in a community and with characters that have this kind of good heartedness and kindness. That superfund and it's it's really interesting here. Just kind of that connection that you know the programming team has also kind of keeping an eye on. Hey, what are you? What? What's your side of things doing that? May We can convert into a movie because I mean you gotta get forty movies you know for Christmas time you gotta look for some source materials somewhere. You I mean, you gotta get help somewhere right? It's great and then just because they're so good at evaluating stories, it's really wonderful to have their input. They're so talented they worked so hard and It's just a I think it's really nice to have a few opinions on a story line at tactic struck and basically just kind of workshop on and I think it's really good. A Lotta. So if people went to connect more with you. You know you've been so gracious with your time especially with balancing pretty much doing all the things at one time that you're do it. So I I, we love that you came on the podcast but if somebody wanted to maybe connect with you more find out some of the things you're doing and just see what's going on in your mind. Where did they go? That's a good question I guess probably I mean probably hit me up on twitter it's just Bren Donovan one word and Yeah Yeah. That's probably the that's probably the easiest way. To reach out and sometimes I get invited to do a session with like a writing group or that kind of thing, a seminar and I absolutely love doing that kind of thing. So yeah, and your website is, can you? Dot Com Donovan. Dot Com. Donovan. Dot Com. Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for joining me on the Pike has today it's been so much fun having you. I really appreciate the I. Hope I didn't talk your ear off Obviously I really love working on the homework books I'm excited about the stories we have coming out and I love talking about writing so I appreciate the chance to do it. We've loved it. It's been just a wealth of information for my listeners. So I really appreciate your time and I look forward to maybe having you back on again in the future maybe you can give some more exclusives. I mean this is this is breaking news here. Yeah would love to go back I'm sure I'm sure. There's really enjoy it too. Awesome. Thank you so much I appreciate you come in and join me on the booklet podcast..
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"All came together to me. Cool. So okay. When you sit down because you're you're still even though right now I get that you're you're mainly in the world of editing you written in the past. Story boarded out beforehand like what's your method I've talked to a bunch of different each homered author come to does it their own way some already have like a pre set out kind of minder scrip but what your what do you have to do? Do you? Do you have to like lock yourself away in a room? Do you have a massive whiteboard that looks like a conspiracy theory going on on the different charts going on with what's happening there? is so it really depends on the project, but I've become more and more detailed in the plotting. For the last book I wrote I sent my editor treatment that was like a ten or twelve page treatment that just went through everything that was going to happen so that she could added that and be like moon. This makes no sense you know and that's actually a pretty I what I like about that method is it. I didn't waste time writing a bunch of scenes that didn't make any sense you know and and honestly there were just a couple of places where she's like. I don't think so and and it was so helpful to know that up front different people are going to plot more than others some people love it and get into it. I never used it all, and now I went I'm completely the other way because I see how efficient it is and I see how it helps. You just avoid a lot of wasted writing that you have to cut out later. But I would say if someone hates plotting absolutely hates it and I have a book coming out the called blank page to final drafts step step step just like the Youtube series till like take you all the way through you know But what I'm going to recommend in the book even if you. Hate plotting. It's like take a five by seven. No Card right in town just a few things for the character what kicks off the story what gets going and then just a few big events force a away through halfway through three fourths away through which a crisis get all that data. That's all you got all you got. And you can do five by seven index card, and then you'll you'll have enough to write a pretty good. Honestly. Fantastic I love that, and so I can see how that kind of just streamlines the entire process and like it just makes you not because like whenever I write anything I'm not into fiction writing but like even just nonfiction I ramble horrendously like I can just go off and a bunch of an I imagine for fiction writers to that happens quite a bit where also new create scenes that could go on for probably quite a bit of time that don't contribute anything. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. and different writers are different in first drafts and some of them over right and go into detail and have maybe even short extra scenes that you don't need and more typically authors I. Do this underwrite the first draft and you don't have enough about an and if you're writing your writing a novel and you can't figure out why it's not long enough. It's usually because there's enough internal thinking and emotional reactions. You Know Salata. Those and the descriptions how people look the setting. A lot of times will not be there enough in the first draft go back and go. Okay. So are they a house what's going on here? So, what does this lady like like things like that? So. But the first staff, some people overwrite and more often people underwrite So the first draft comes in short shouldn't panic fine. It's just means that you're you're cruising through your story takes some time to get those details and those reactions and thoughts and emotions in there and. But. Yeah. You know I wanNA see him at first drafts because I hear people say all the time I. I can't going writing because I'm reading what I've written so far and it's so bad. I'm embarrassed that I wanNA stop Friday and. I just. Want people to understand the difference between, and this is certainly true my own writing but the difference between a rough draft and the final draft can be huge. It can be so big you know with the rough draft you to. You just gotTa get something to work with you know I feel like it's like you know like your scope a story but first you gotTa have some clay so that I could just feel the Klay that you're working with. It you can't compare your rough draft to to someone else's finished product that's been through rounds of editing professional editing. It can't compare that to you know. So it's absolutely fine if the first draft is kind of bad. and. I imagine and I've said this before on this podcast, but it's it's one of those things I I know for myself whenever I create sort of content I'm super hyper protective of it and be like unspoiled very I've put. So much of my soul into that and then awesome to have any sort of like critical feedback at all the that kind of leads me into two directions I don't ever want to release it for public consumption to any point but then the other side is it never get actually very good because it never goes through the editing process because held it close a much. How do you as maybe a beginning rider somebody? Who's WHO's WHO's how do you create that space in distance in your heart between you and your work if that makes sense. Now. It's such a great question and holds so many writers back because You know when you first get critiqued on your writing or I get a rejection, it's incredibly painful as an undergraduate student like I didn't get a poem into the College Lit Mag and I was like that's it. I'm going to give up writing. Well, let didn't lasted. I mean what an overreaction you know but I think. So choose things One thing that can help is keep on getting criticized keep on getting rejected. because. Your brain after a while will not be able to keep on freaking out about you know. I'm very lucky because I've worked such a long career in writing that now. I'm dead inside and so. I. Don't have I, don't have honestly don't have very much emotional reaction to bad reviews to criticism to rejection I. Don't have that you know with the rejection if it's something if it's something that I want to happen, it doesn't happen She Bet you now I'm upset about the result I'm not upset about me. So one thing is that is just sort of getting a you almost build up a callous. You know instead of a blister, you're not gonNA blister anymore because you you've rubbed up against it enough and you get.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"It's it's it's definitely My favorite thing and and that's that's the funniest part about the about my job to is working with an author and with other editors to because it's kind of all hands. We're very, it's all hands on deck but working with an author to bring out the story making it the best it can be you know. That's probably like my favorite part of the job yeah. So walk me through that moment like you're only you. Now you teach your kind of a guru in some sense in writing I mean you have so much experience with me through that moment when you were first trying to get published because I think a lot of people that I've talked to have been like it just never feels like it's going to happen maybe wh, what was that for you like that moment? To get it published is the hardest hardest thing. And I think unfortunately you alight of writers who really struggle before they get published are as likely to tell their stories you know the people who love to tell their stories about became publisher like Oh I wrote the first book and a two months send it out and then I was published and they love telling stories and it makes everybody else feel like there's something wrong with them I is. So I went to a writing convention years ago or one of my favorite romance authors with someone asked her how long it to get published and she's she got very serious and said I wrote six books before I got published. I wrote over one million words. That's the truth I tried with with each one of them tried and try and try to get it published and I couldn't get them published. And I thought it was so great that she told that story it's more common than people think and. You know. People need to people need to hear those stories. It is a huge struggle for everyone and the other thing that people have to understand about publishing and submissions is ads. Publishers Pass on good books all the time. All the time I pass on good books all the time, and it kills me as someone who loves to support in. Other writers but um we they're all kinds of reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of the writing you know or the validity of the story, and it's more like you're trying to fit a book in your you're looking at how it balances against the other books in your model line. It's what you're. You know sometimes it's like Oh this is a really cute story about. I don't know like a dog groomer, but we already did to dog groomer books. We can't take it. You know there are all kinds of reasons that have nothing to do with the body of the story you know and and and so people like before. I was on the other side. You know the other side of submissions I knew that intellectually that it wasn't always personal now I know in my bones. Really you can be a really good writer in strike out a lot only now. Yeah. So and that's got to keep swinging and I work with authors who well, I'm not going to call anyone out but I have worked with the Nassir to who really had to grind for a long time and really hit moments like it's never gonNa, you know this is never going to happen for me and then it did it did in a real great way. So that's so cool. So Let me through that moment like for you, you get a proposal on your table because I think a lot of times people are wondering, okay. What's going through your mind as an like obviously you mentioned okay. You sometimes have to pass on good books but are there what's the? What's the moment you realize that? Okay we have something really special with this particular proposal versus maybe one where you're looking at you're like this is kind of. Like I, this is already for it landed like how what what is that moment and maybe like what can prevent somebody from maybe writing something that's already kind of. Debt like I mean just it's not going to apply. Yeah definitely you know the hardest thing to do, but always, I think it's any editor book editors attention in fiction any way is to have this really. Strong Hook like it's a couple of sentences and you're like, Oh, I, can see how that could be a fun story. I'll give you an example Terry. Wilson. WHO's done a couple of books with us in a few of her books have become very popular hallmark movies like marrying Mr Darcy unleashing Mr Darcy It's A. Great. End the book that she is writing for us for next next summer is. This, even announced. Is once upon a royal summer. Exclusive Right. Now, I mean we're going to toss out there. This is big time. Go ahead. I'm excited. Story that we're doing with her once upon a royal summer is It's about a theme park princess who dates are real-life winds up dating a really prince boom such a great fun and concepts. It's really hard to land on those fun concepts like that. You know that are like so crystal clear like Oh that's that's pretty fun you know. Get a concept like that. It's really Golden I. Love that so good we're going to continue the conversation but first we're gonNA take a quick break. Looking back have there been moments in your own career where you learned something that kind of shaped maybe how you write like maybe it was a piece of advice or something that you got that syrup transforming. Maybe it was a conference you went to and can you kind of walk me through some a little bit about that for you? Yeah you know I in my own right when I'm talking about people having struggles in my own writing life it took me. So incredibly, this is one of the reasons I'm so motivated to help other people it took me. So incredibly lawn to learn how to write a book and one of the reasons it took me. So long was because I thought of myself as someone who I love books, I read them all the time. So I thought it to come naturally to me and that was really faulty thinking you still have to it's like why watch I watched skiing. Olympics all the time I had to be able to ski. and. So because it took me so long and when I wince to a writing convention and went to A. Seminar about just like I was blogging about the other day goal motivation and conflict all of a sudden it's like, oh And then, and then I figured out about escalating conflicts throughout the story. So like you know of the way in, you have like something big happen. You know halfway through the book something bigger. Through. This is getting pretty crazy. Then you get to the crisis point. Keep. Keep raising out grazing up that energy and when I realized. I kind of internalized about characters having goals. Reasons for their goals, having conflicts and then thinking about that kind of rising action then it.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"You know because we figured out all the potholes. In, a speed bumps So then Yeah becomes a manuscript and I think this is pretty typical for publishing houses that goes through to through at least a two. Sorry. Stumbled there two rounds of editing. One to work out story and character ideas and pacing, and then the second round within the next draft to work out issues of style and making it a really well written So that's kind of the process. Well, that's really cool and I. I mean it's such an extensive process that you guys get to kind of just making sure that's a really. Like tightly connected book like there's no gaps in it and and the narratives that I've read and I've read quite a few of these books now move along it pretty a pretty good clip and you like you're not just sitting up there to like you know the you know the academic brain editor thing you've written some hallmark as well. Have you not. You know I didn't I didn't mean to actually. I in the past I'd written. A lot of children's books for homework and and a couple of gift books, and then I I have done some romance publishing on my own also but with this. So. At the publishing business for a few of our books I came up with the original storyline that treatment and kind of got it blessed internally and everyone was you know everyone felt good about the story line and then gave it to the authors right and so worked that way before a few times And the case of one book sunrays cabin. By the time we had worked out the storyline I liked the character so much and honest. Honestly the heroin in Sunday's cabinet is very much like me. I wasn't able to handed APPS, and so I just went ahead and wrote it. I mean for free for hallmark. Because I couldn't let go but I didn't mean to you This might be the first accidentally published a book like in the history of writing like oops I made a book. Sorry, guys. So. Great. But it was a great experience for sure. Yeah. Wow that's really cool. So like okay did you like from the time you were kid did you always want again to editing and writing or was this something that just Kinda grew with? What was that moment where you like this? This is what I WANNA do with my life. I was seven. I wanted to be a cartoonist and then rose eight. I was like no I'll be here writer So it was always it was always something I was interested in and what I studied as an Undergrad and then I went to Grad school and got my MFA and creative writing which Odyssey which writers don't need to do you know Some people worry that you need to do that. You don't and so it was always it was always my thing and then I was very lucky to start working for hallmark right out of Grad School and doing a lot of different kinds of fun writing. So yeah, it was kind of a and I was both an editor Anna writer at hallmark yet different times. Oh, yeah. So it was kind of always my thing. Yeah, that's really cool and so also not only have you published for for hallmark but you've also published kind of paranormal romance like you. You span kind of a spectrum of genre I know you keep within the romance and the the the fictions side but warned me through just kind of. How you came to the paranormal side of things because I mean that's a really those are kind of a little different, the romance that you write for Homework in the romance you right on the like how do you blunders? Absolutely. So I think there's I think with all different kinds of romance whether it's paranormal or just regular contemporary whether it's team me or whether it's not steamy at all in the case of a hallmark, I think there's a lot. More that similar than people sometimes might think because it's really about. characters in Romance. It's really about characters. Finding someone that Maybe challenges them in some ways to grow and be a better person in other ways makes them feel like they finally found home And you see that happening in both an all kinds of romance the. So I think it's it's not a two different and you you're kind of thinking about the audience that you have in mind with but in terms of. the kinds of scenes writing romance where something's kind of funny. No. In disagreements are they going to? You know be able to overcome their conflicts. When did they become vulnerable and admit that they have feelings for each other I'll how those moments can be the same yeah. One of those, go ahead to dissect rating even though. I was saying I. Knew I always wanted to be a writer. The great thing about writing though is that you can decide to start at any time you know and there's so many things. That's you know something's that's not true like if you wanna be like a Olympic figure skater, you missed your window. But with writing, honestly at any age someone can get into it and learn and become. I think that's one of the great things about ready and what's so cool about like in in this is something I've noticed about you know I before any interview I tried to get to know a little bit behind the scenes of the author and one thing about you is like on top of Ryan, you're you're you're a teacher at heart in some way I used to. Be a teacher and like you you crank out so much it's it's unreal. How much free content you give out on writing and improving your content? I mean. It's a very active block. You have a ton of articles on there and then you have youtube videos on and just I, mean, it's a it's a massive amount of content and so like is part of your heartbeat. Things that really drives you like training authors like in some way. I feel so seen Honestly, it's my favorite thing in the world is to is. is to teach writing and I think there's so much advice out there. That makes it feel really mystical or that makes writers. You know I think there are teachers out there who liked to. Play there so much smarter than people who are trying to learn overcomplicating things when they could simplify things and It's honestly my favorite thing in the world is teaching writing and coaching and and I can't. And I'm so busy with this child this week I'm working like fourteen fifteen hour days. It's really tough and I still can't. I still can't stop doing that other stuff 'cause I really like it so much. Yeah.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Know Boy Oh boy you I said we had to get up at seven am just to record an intro to this I was upset but then I, realized it's going to take a few takes. To do something stupid could we start at eight am and maybe not had any mistakes maybe but you I mean you were insistent on the seven am wake up I was not I know now why it's necessary. because. There's no way we could do it one take that'd be too easy. It would be simpler. guys welcome to the Thursday edition homework typically as an interview and today is no different. It's just different in the way in which it's happening. The clip shows where they all the for is not click. Show. All talk for a little bit like it's a real episode they removed that Tom we all. Say if you WANNA hear a clip show, there's a dynamite one in June of this this year. To two clip shows. This is not a clip show. This is an interview that aired on pandas other podcast hallmark book club quickly tell everybody about that pod and then tell everybody about who you're talking to today. Yeah. Yeah. So I have the opportunity to sit down with the authors and honor. Yeah, I would say it's an honor. You got it brand big it Brin Donovan now understand that's a pin name it is. Yeah it's US Stacey you laughing pin names aren't funny. There's business they are yup absolutely stacey Donovan she's the acquiring editor for chrome, Publishing Homework Publishing and Have a really great chance to talk with her about what happens on how she gets the scripts and all the things like that. It's a often what happens on how she goes. I stand by what I just said, and this is the guy that's interviewing her. So she gets scripts to make those into. I like to talk about what happens on how you get. Okay I see I see where I might have not been particularly clear on that. It is seven an appreciation for paying the Dui Fresno by this what was the what that? I take it's the take the made the cut. This is. So but she every book that hallmark publishes. Goes through. And then lots of times movies that get made which we've talked about before. Such as like the. supercup Tober kiss is. Is. A was originally a book and they got made new movie. So we're going to talk a lot about that. Actually it was a movie that got into a book either way either way it's it's own thing So you're GonNa talk about all that and more with this interview with Bryn Donovan or what it Stacey Stacey. Take it away. You got it buddy. Guys it's panda for the Hallmark Club podcast. Today I'm joined with Bryn Donovan the acquiring editor at Crown Media Publishing. How're you doing today? Man It's so fun that you decide to come on the podcasts and talk with me and like listen you have a pretty important job and we're going to dive into that I mean this is some big time stuff and I'm really excited just to hear pick your brain. You have so much experience. We were talking a little bit before the you've been in advertising you have eight you have. A bunch of stuff published. You're like a writing guru expert I, WanNa hear all about everything. This is going to be so fun. We're going to be maybe a little bit all over the place, but you have so much experience in Whiz share with us really excited about this conversation. But before we dive into any of that kind of tell me, how did you get to where you're at today? Absolutely. Yes. So Things I. Yes I'm Brian Donovan. Actually been is a pen name for Stacey Donovan I answer either Donovan on twitter on my blog of. I did work in advertising. While I worked for a long time at hallmark cards on all kinds of projects, kids, books, Gift Books Cards. Different marketing initiatives, all kinds of things. and then our sister company hallmark channel was out in La, I was in Kansas City but I had the idea that The hallmark channel was so well known for these certain kinds of heart warming stories and that it would make sense to have a publishing arm of that entertainment business and so i. Put together like a ten slide powerpoint deck and creeped on the CEO's. Schedule in shot out when he was going to be in town and I emailed introduced myself and said, can I have half an hour to pitch you a business and he said okay so I did that and that's how. They already been thinking about it a little bit too at the hallmark channel. So it was serendipitous I guess. and. And that's how it came abound, and so we started a publishing business that started out in e bucks only, and then went into print editions and audio book, and we publish a very sweet G. Rated Romance and cozy. Lot of that a little bit cozy mystery too well, and what's be crazy as you guys have really been expanding a lot recently I mean I know that there's always been books have tightened in the movies but recently like there's just been a ton of books have been coming out and and you have kind of your mark in all those books in some way don't you? Do So. So my real in the publishing business is to head up to creative side of it which means deciding which which stories we publish working with the authors and editors and proofreaders through the process to polishing it up and and doing working on other things mostly on the creative side a little bit on the marketing side too and so So it's very hands on I would say all the way through. Yeah. Well, that's pretty incredible. I mean that entire process because like. Through what it looks like from the beginning like it does the proposal land on your desk. How does that work like walk me through like if somebody's like man, I would love to be published Why hallmark like Oh. My Gosh I love the movies I have you know a desire to write but what's that look like on urine like from the beginning to? Art Me through the. Now, we have had a couple of open submission periods where anyone could to turn in a manuscript and unfortunately I'm not going to be able to do twenty twenty. I'm still the only full time employees of homework publishing and I can't find the. But I hope to do it again the. Most of our. So we acquire most of our books by proposal only and so. Comes from an agent and we look at it and it's like a four page Synopsis Basically, and then we look at it and I like to say it's a very collaborative process, which is nice. Way of saying we get all up in your business. Work we work on it together. Make sure everything's clear. The character motivation is clear. I'm you see the characters both main characters you see how they grow and learn and change throughout the story, and so we'll work on A. if we like an idea we'll go back and forth couple of times and rework until we really feel like we have a strong story and that can be really excruciating for writers who are used to working out plot points as they write the first draft in Oh to figure it out ahead of time. It's more rational left brain and that can be a challenge for creative people. The good thing about the process though is that win your. When we're done you've already worked out a lot of problems and usually the first draft goes a lot smoother..
The Murder Rule
"Usually in our criminal legal system. In order to convict someone of a crime, there are two primary factors at play the first is. What a person does their action. The second is what that person intended to do. In Law we call what a person does. Actus Reus what is the action? And what is on a person's mind? What they intended to do is known as men's Raya. And it's the hallmark of a civilized legal system. We care about an individual's actions and we care about an individual's intent. Let me give you an example of this principle. For crime of misdemeanor theft. The prosecutor has to prove to a jury that someone took something. That's the act. With the intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of that thing that's the intent. So. Let's say. I'm in a store to buy toothbrush. And I pick up toothbrush and I leave the store. Now, that would look like a theft. Let's say that I left the store because I got an emergency phone call from my daughter's school and there was no reception store. So I rushed outside to hear the call. Or. Let's say that I left the store because I suddenly realized that I left my wallet in the car. In both of those situations I did leave the store with the toothbrush. But I had no intent to permanently deprive the store. The prosecutor could not show that I committed a crime because I didn't intend to do so. What you do matters, it does what you do matters but a person's intent according to the law also matters and this makes perfect sense. You wouldn't want to convict somebody of a crime because of an accident and Mrs just for Misdemeanor Theft. And it makes sense because in our legal system, we say. I almost have to put parentheses around say we say that liberty is paramount. Before, we're going to let a prosecutor strip you of your rights since you away from all of your loved ones, send you away from your family, your job, your career you're calling and put you in a prison sale. They should have to prove that a person did something wrong. And meant to do something wrong. However. There is one very old relic in our criminal law. Where what a person actually does and what a person intends to do. Does not matter at all. A prosecutor in this, it blows my mind to think about this. A prosecutor can lock up someone for life. For, a murder that a person did not commit a murder that everyone knows they did not commit. A prosecutor can lock someone for life and everyone knows that they did not intend to hurt anyone. A prosecutor can tell a jury that it doesn't matter that the person didn't intend to hurt anyone. And, this rule is known as the felony murder rule. And it is incredibly problematic tens of thousands of people all over the country from coast to coast are in prison because of this one single rule right now. This rule says that if a person is committing a felony, let's say robbery. And in committing that robbery, a person gets killed. The, felony murder rule says everybody who committed the robbery can now also be held responsible for the murder. That law came from the Middle Ages in England. But. It has now been banned in every country whose legal system originally came from England. It has been abolished in Ireland. It has been abolished in Canada in India it was abolished in England in Nineteen fifty six. But it's still exist in almost every state in the United States of America,
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Bouquet is what we're looking for. A house between Boutique McCain which bouquet. So all on that money while you listen to another autumn harvest preview hours. That's all you need. Boy It starts off this weekend with follow me to daisy. Hills well. Follow me. Today's hills were taking one for the team here. We're doing this just for you. I'm just letting you know. What do you mean? We would do we would do it even though we wouldn't. Know we're in guys. Let us know your top five less. No your bottom movies of the year. Let us know which fall harvest you are most excited about. By by finding us on the social media at Hallmark podcast. Do you want to do a double decker of the week. I know it's Don an interview though no. Known guys. knows. Who suggested you know better your first of all better just go back with your Satan Vodka Martini. For Not all Dan on it was it was it was hardly as suggested. It was hardly a suggestion. It was a question. No no you suggested it like a dumb dumb dumb. Well, then fine. We will do the email of the week this email of the week. Comes from Janus so Riley Janus. O'Reilly. Does have a question for us and I think it's a good one and we'll answer that will be on our way. Sure. It's time for the question. Do We? Question how the week. Your? Question. Janice O'Reilly wants to know, hey, guys I just came back from a cross country trip with my boyfriend's things are picking up and getting heavy real fast but he doesn't seem to want to commit how do I lovingly convince him to propose without telling him how I feel also turns out that we are related a little bit. Janice out. Can you read it again? Yes. Hey guys. Janice. Oh, year just got back from a cross country trip with my boyfriend. Things are getting pretty serious hot and heavy. How do I tell him? He's ready to commit how do I tell him that I want to go to the next level and getting to propose already without coming out and saying it also, we are related a little bit. Okay. Janice. I missed that one part back again for me. Yeah. Cross country trip with my boyfriend. So, I. Feel like we're missing a pretty big red flag here. Cross country. All the way east to west coast s too far during Cova. Sell it. I would say general Riley like that ended up itself is kind of like a proposal if you're willing to commit to a cross country road trip with someone that's pretty hot and heavy. So I'm guessing the questions coming pretty soon. Yeah and I'm glad you made it safely back to Alabama. Absolutely. All right guys. We will be back next week where we kick off fall harvest until then we've either I wish you merry Christmas. Deck the homework is a bramble jam podcast is presented by friendly TV and recorded live in Greenville South. Carolina. Jam podcast network studios. It's produced by Breen Gray you can find out more information deck, the HALLMARK DOT COM..
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"You know this is one of those ones where I backed myself into a corner. Several months ago but I'm trying to stay consistent use the first time in your life. Really hard go is something that I said was my all time favorite I'm going to I'm going to stand by even though I'm not sure I stand by love and store. QVC. QVC. Say on the PODCAST. That's the best one of the year heads. But my thing is we've been doing this for two years of all the over to yeah. All the time to decide you're going to go back and actually. Tape and Stan stick with your guns. This is the hill that hey, hey. About that movie. Yeah. I'd love to hear about. Movie. So it's like the C. plotline liked that. QVC. plotline with. Guys your level of embarrassment isn't enough. It needs to. Unveil is a better movie. It should be my number one, but it's not instead it's love and store. Sorry. Love. I Remember Liking Levin stores, I liked it. I can't believe I had is my number one but lonely be all I say. Did he listen to a former? Did you back down off of that Hell I don't think boy I mean it's still memorable I remember the one of the movies this year was the QVC. One is is the love story maybe where she leaves her one cookie out and expects no one to eat it. Yeah. The break room pretty sure we have the Jelly Bean Conversation Oh. That's that one it's facade. That germ episode really hold up. Now the coke it happened. Was a movie man like he perfect like they profess love. On Chemo. Host. They both get it Sou-, bad. Movies terrible number. I can't believe this is the one where you're like, no number I'm sticking to my guns. I say. I'm sitting. On record on what could you ever stopped him before I know it hasn't but you know, I'm trying to be a better man. All right. Can't. Here's a solution. My number one is one you guys have already said and it was the only movie this year unless we're counting love guaranteed which I assume we're not because not a hallmark channel that when you said top five lists I immediately knew the name of the movie and I knew why I said positive things about it it was fashionable yours. These this has to great leads it's takes place in a big city and the whole premise is he doesn't want her to leave. So he's touring the city and letting her experience all the things of Seattle. Make a great I. Know You guys already said that that is so far removed from what we normally get in a hallmark movie the leads are, and only that we have some diversity in the film as well. This movie stands head and shoulders above pack of what homer hallmark released this year it's easily the best of the year. Fashionably yours no questions asked all auction was bad. But the whole movie wasn't great, but it was still the best. Yeah I'm with you. I am not surprised that you said that 'cause I remember you really liking. Making it Yeah I. Feel Good about our lists. Yeah. I mean we would love for you to share your with US maybe on the social media's fine at Hallmark podcasts he had store matching harsh winter bill. I had. No? No. No. I'm talking about the weird one all out. The one that nobody else had because I had a he had nowhere making me crazy. You're baking me crazy emissaries. Okay. Kuku and you're making me crazy. I think was probably close to both of yours. Top Ten. Yeah. Talking to him. That's for sure. We're GONNA. Take a quick break. We'll be right back with our bottom three. Here on the here.
Should You Offer Chat Support in Your Business?
"Like I mentioned that the top of the episode chat support is a great solution. We've been doing chat support under Ninja for over four years. Now we offer twenty, four, seven life support, and it's one of the hallmarks of our company. It's one of the big reasons why our customers stay customers and the reason people choose us over our competitors but there was a lot of work that needed to be done before we were ready to offer chat support. There's some foundational work you need to do and things you need to consider before you make that switch. It's also important to understand that once you offer chat support. It's one of those things that you want to offer it. It's really hard for you not to offer it again. So once people get used to a certain level of support, you might start with email. Then you'll at chat support if things are not going right or you didn't set yourself up properly and then you remove chat support this disgruntled some customers and really can affect their experience and mega make him feel really took something away from them that they're used to maybe enjoyed. So there are a few things I want to highlight that will help you get prepared to launch chance support in your business the right way. First of all, why would you want to offer chat support in the first place? Why don't you just stick to email more and more every single day every single month every single year chat support is becoming the new phone support. Prefer to chat. Now, text than to get on a phone call it's often faster to solve a problem get questions answered through chat suppor- think about it most people don't make phone calls or take phone calls or get phone calls that often but they sent a lot of text messages and facebook messages and what's happened all that stuff. It's a way for you to go back and forth with your customer live and get them a win in that moment in the moment, they reach you the moment they visit your website allows them to make a decision quickly rather than the hit your website, and then they're like, oh, I, have a couple questions. Let me see if they have. An e mail or contact form and most people don't even go that far they're just leave the website and check out a competitor. But if you have chat support allows them to say hey, I got a quick question. Let me just ask right now there's somebody right there and that question could be very simple. It can be somebody overlooked it could be something that's on your website or on your your sales pages, and the answer that question could make them feel confident enough to make a purchase right then and there it's also a huge benefit a huge benefit for your customers that already paying you. They feel like you always have their back and you're just one message away. And flat out chat support is just fun. You can send him Ho- Jeez and Jeff's funny images, and you can really express your brand and your style through Chad. The email really doesn't do as well. A lot of our branding is done through chance support a lot of our customers become customers because we're like everything like your style on chat your team really made me feel comfortable and welcomed in a professional yet casual way. So what are some of the things that you need to consider before you say Yep, let me go ahead and go chat support. The first thing I want to say to you is a Lotta people think okay. What software do I need to chat with? You know there's a lot of chat software out there whether it's intercom. Or. Fresh desk or Zen desk or help scout there's so many out there. Right and all the offers are pretty much assume depends on your needs not gonNa really get into that right now that's the easy part. But what are the things you need to consider is your customer base where is your customer base? Do you serve only a national market the covers maybe A. Few time zones or your customers international around the world. If that's the case you need to make sure you're able to offer your chat support twenty, four seven throughout the day. So you can cover the entire globe that means having at least three people on chat or on your customer support team. Each of them have an eight hour shift. Now, some people they start with five. It is week of chat versus seven days a week, and that's a good way to get into the game. But if your customers are global, you need to consider the fact that you can't just offer chat certain hours of the day. Those hours could just be in the middle of the night for somebody else and it's just really not a benefit at all you also. Have to take a look at if you have the manpower, the staff to be able to handle the amount of chats are getting. Now if you're on email support right now, this is not a good measure. Why? Because email support takes a little bit effort for the customer to actually send an email they'll probably go through a few other hoops or maybe how the tutorials or Do, a little bit of Reading for trying to figure it out themselves before they email, and this is while I will start with mail because it lowers the number of support requests but also drastically lowers the number of presell emails or chats or you'll messages. So as soon as you offer chat on your website, it's Gong to invite more conversation. That's a good thing because you're. Getting in touch with their customers and you're making connections, but it's also something you need to consider because if you were getting, let's say a hundred emails a day in email support. That's no indication of how many messages are going to get in chat because that's really going to open up the floodgates because now it's easily accessible. People can easily chat with you and send a message. It's not always easy to predict, but the traffic to your website is really a good indicator forgetting getting over one hundred thousand visitors to your website. You're going to have a good amount of those people chatting with you asking questions out say ten percent is a good measure at least ten percent people are going to reach out and ask questions especially, if you prompt them to ask questions, which is really cool. You noon chant. Throwing the pricing you can ask, Hey, you got any questions about pricing or choosing the right plan for yourself chataway with us. If you think about that, if you have if you have one hundred, thousand visitors every month that means ten thousand people chat with you every month now you might think that's a law is a lot and it's better free to over estimate and be ready for the traffic.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Is, a BRAMBLE JAM PODCAST Hi Brian I love hallmark, Volvo Movies Hey I'm panda and I like hallmark fall movies. I'm Dan and I despise hallmark full movies, and this is..
US unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows
"The blue numbers came out jobs numbers as we do every week, and the Jobs numbers that have come out in for August. The United States are added 1.4 million jobs in August, but it's still down 11.5 million jobs since the covert 19. Virus hit unemployment rate fell to 8.4% from 10.2 in July. It's below 10%. What does this mean? Well, let me get an expert on that. Think it not robbery to come and break it down for us every day. Every week Now. He had done it every month. Even when he was the Deputy secretary of Labor under President Obama. He's now senior fellow at the University of Virginia Millar Centre. Of course, I'm talking about Chris Loo. Chris Thank you for coming on. Always right. Tell us what up and down side of this job of figure for this week mean? Well, I think you put the right spin on it. The right take on it. The context we during the pandemic the first couple months, the pandemic has lost 22 million jobs. We've now gained back about 10.5 million jobs. So we're still 11 million in the hole. So This is an economy that slowly crawling out of a really deep hole. But I think there's a couple things that are noteworthy. One is the pace of job gains is slowing down, and I know that Hard to imagine when you're creating 1.4 million jobs, but that pace is slowing. Ah, and I think that certainly speaks to the fact that a lot of the economic relief that's been verv IDed has stopped. I think what's also concerning in all of this is that we're starting to see Lay off that we originally thought we're going to be temporary now becoming permanent. There's now 3.4 million. Not permanent layoffs on those air jobs that are never coming back, and then we could just look at that. News headlines and you see major companies that rely on you know, travel and tourism, most notably things like American Airlines, MGM resorts and track all saying they're cutting thousands of people, so there's more reason to be concerned about Maur, temporary layoffs becoming permanent. So look, anytime you create a million jobs. That's a good thing. But boy were in a really big hole and again we continue to see these disparities between ah white workers and people of color who are out of work or Men and women, So you know it's it's. It's a good report, but it's not a great report. And what? Uh what is the breakdown? Do you know in terms of the ethnic groups or racial group? So again? This is not surprising. We continue to see that The unemployment rate for white workers significantly lower It was 7.3% for white workers. 13% for black workers. Hispanics 10.5% Asians 10.7% So again, you continue to see black unemployment. You know whether times are good or times are bad being basically double what it is for whites. And I think what is concerning as well. You know, we know that when there are tough economic times low income workers, people of color all are often the ones that are released from their jobs first. They're also sometimes the people that are hired back the latest they have left in general, lower wages less saving, so the impact of this hits them more directly. And again as we look around the country we've got, you know, eviction moratoriums that are That are expired. We've got food bank lines that are getting longer and longer. So this is a tough time right now, For for people of color in this country Now there is no specific Plan laid out by this administration on how they're going to clothe that race. Gabbard? No, I mean, you know, Look, there there theory is always we're going to look at the stock market and you see the president again tweeting this week about You know numbers on Wall Street and and I think it continues to show kind of the disconnect in this administration's policies. I mean, they're the hallmark of what they can claim Credit for economically is passing. A tax cut in 2017 that essentially gave a trillion and a half dollars a tax cut. Most of that went to corporations and very wealthy people. Very little of it has come backto working class people, and they really have no specific Economic plan Right now, on the pandemic of anything you've got. People like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, who are pushing for more money, and, you know, oddly, this is the president and Senate Republicans don't want that extra money. Yeah, they passed the Heroes Act in the house. They still have passed no second stimulus bill that would help workers help unemployed people in the Senate and then went on their break like it. It doesn't matter. Yeah, no, And you know the president make it made a big show of signing these executive orders to extend unemployment benefits. But that was just a couple 100 bucks for a couple of weeks. That's really not going to make a meaningful difference is most people and left out of all of this is all of the other things that were being negotiated. Like money for state and local governments so that police and teachers and firefighters out laid off money for school so that they could put safety Hard up to allow them to reopen money for additional testing. So there was a lot of other things on the table. That kind of got derailed when the president decided to go it
Celebrating #BlackJewishUnity Week with the National Urban League
"Next week, two of the world's foremost human relations organizations the National Urban League and J. C. will unite against surging levels of Anti Semitism and racism to declare black Jewish unity week. Together, we will strengthen ties between our nations black and Jewish communities and combat all forms of hate. To discuss the importance of this event and to talk about the challenges of fighting racism I'm joined now by Clint Oda, the National Urban League Senior Vice President for Policy Advocacy and the Executive Director of the Urban League's Washington Bureau Clint, thank you so much for joining us. It's a pleasure to be with you. Now this special week, this black Jewish unity week is not happening in vacuum. It's happening because of rising antisemitism and racism in this country my listeners here plenty about antisemitism. So I just wanted to start by asking you this. It's been a Helluva summer. How are you? I would describe myself as weathered a little bit. We've been going through this quite some time this summer at least the notoriety of these police incidents are is much higher than it has been in the past. So we're we're hanging in there. We don't have a choice. Because this work is so important. And it really does reinvigorate me to see that we've got allies in this fight and we've always had allies in this fight but to see them step up in the way that they have his really reinvigorated me and I'm very excited to keep the fight going. I'm sure that our listeners are familiar with the name, the Urban League because it is etched into the annals of history of this country and anyone who knows anything about the civil rights movement will know the names of the Urban League of the ACP Snick we can go deeper also start really getting to the deep cuts. Tell us a little bit about. What the Urban League has been up to lately and what you've been up to especially over the summer in the wake of the George Floyd killing and other events in recent months while we're one, hundred, ten year old civil rights and Economic Empowerment Organization and we have been working on I'd like to say ending systemic racism for the past one. Hundred Years. we've been doing that through our programs such as making. Housing more Ford audible teaching people how to purchase homes how to stay in homes. We've been helping people to get work meaningful work they can sustain them and their families. We've been working the traditional voting rights area and civil rights area for the entirety of our existence but social justice is taken on a real importance in our work right now as as well as doing all this work in the midst of a pandemic So that's so interesting what you say about systemic racism and then specifically citing home-buying and things like that. You didn't mention education, but I think there's a pretty robust education. Portfolio at the National Urban League as well. Absolutely I think if you look at AJC's goals and National Urban League goals, you'll see mirror images of each other. That's been the real cool thing about this that this partnership and all of these things that people are talking about and I'll show my millennial miss. All of the things that people are are posting on instagram talking about explaining what systemic racism is and why you know wealth divides between black and white communities are so important and underpin. So many elements of of racial injustice today all of those things are things that the National Urban League is. Working on absolutely and I can't say that when I started about a year and a half ago I spent the previous ten years working in the United States Senate including four vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. I believe crazy how these things happen working for her and the agenda that she pursued is so consistent with the work that I'm doing today. One of the first things we did when we walked into the place is lead a resolution condemning hate antisemitism anti racism xenophobia homophobia. It's as important to her as it was to me and so coming here was just a natural extension of that but. As I was saying just the Times in which we live are so unique and perilous parallels between the early nineteen sixties which I'm sure we'll talk more about and today are really really compelling. It's almost like we're back in the sixties again, I want to go there right now because this week is going to be all about black Jewish. Relations and the story of black Jewish relations is not a new odd. We might be writing a new chapter, but there's a whole book that comes before us here. So what's one element clint of the Black Jewish relationship that has meant a lot to you personally. I would probably say the religious and spiritual aspect of the relationship. Growing up as a as a young kid in the deep South. There were a lot of Jewish people around although they were president. We didn't know it I grew up Protestant Christian and a great story is on Sundays. We were always able to use the parking lot of the temple across the street and it used to just puzzled me is to how generous the temple folks could be. Given that they must have services on Sunday to. Eat of the temple was empty or they were just being generous over time and as I moved out of south, then went to law school and live here on the East Coast I. got a much greater appreciation, not only for the religion. My Wife, for instance, used to teach at a Jewish day camp in new Rochelle New York but just meeting. So many friends of the Jewish faith drawing those connections between my own faith and their own and. Also learning the rich history of black Jewish communities especially in the era of civil rights as a lawyer was a big fan is that really don't have you could come up with a Thurgood Marshall and no understanding of the work at the end of Lacey P., Legal Defense Fund was complete without understanding the role that Jack Greenberg played and lots of other Jewish folks in philanthropy in spirituality and pursue the nonviolence movement just a wonderful partnership over the years. As a religious person myself that resonates with me a lot as it happens our listeners probably talk about this before for college I went to a joint program between Columbia University and the Jewish illogical seminary and actually not migration at the graduation of the class ahead of me which attended representative John Lewis spoke, and of course, John Lewis all of our listeners will remember passed away this summer I think he actually was an ordain ministered and he told a story that I'm sure you've heard before because I've heard until it multiple times of preaching to his chickens in Troy. Alabama and that had a certain resonance in this audience of basically all Jews including some we're going on into the rabbit. Those ties between our communities where were not everyone is a person of faith but certainly, there is deep faith and religious history kind of threaded throughout our communities I think those are really really powerful things to focus on. And I hope over time you take a look at surveys of religion in the country in other pugh has done some study in this area religion is trending down a little bit. Don't always necessarily consider themselves religious if you look at community surveys and so it's really important to reinvigorate this relationship and put it on a firm spiritual pudding in Judeo Christian tradition is so rich in the African American community and there's just so much there to really build on. I'm really looking forward to getting that history more prominently understood and remembered in our communities. So when we're talking about black Jewish unity right and we're talking about building black Jewish unity they're really two levels to it, and this is something that we talk about with a lot of our advocacy work. At AJC, there's the grassroots and there's the grass tops right. I want to ask you about both. Let's start with the grass tops right at the high profile level at the celebrity role model level, the politician level what do you think? Needs to happen there to demonstrate the Jewish people and black people should work together and are stronger together. The grass tops may be one of the more important roles in unity and understanding. We are a celebrity driven culture for better or for worse and ideas have a lot more resonance and a lot more acceptance when someone that you know and admire to saying the same thing. So grass tops to that extent are the key in moving opinion. Notions like reparations notions like black lives matter notions like social justice have mood and pretty quickly I think because athletes because celebrity on television and other artists have been saying the same thing and in a short period of time we've seen. Opinions shift in this country not just age not just religion not just race, but everything seems to be moving in the right direction from a popular standpoint. The grass roots which we're going to talk about next is where you really determine how sustainable this movement is. Right. Yeah. So tell us about that I mean in our neighborhoods and our schools in our churches, our synagogues mosques, how can we strengthen those relations? Sure. I've seen a lot of encouraging evidence that we can do this at grassroots level. This is a very human. Very, empathetic movement when we're talking about grassroots, we've seen some of these grassroots efforts come up in. Pittsburgh for instance and New Jersey. And in Brooklyn where when horrible acts of hate murder violence take place the communities come together and they usually come together I with religion. It's the pastors it's the churchgoers. It's the temple goers that really give me some hope that we aren't just a moment, but that we're in a movement. So I think in many ways, the church and the faith community are are in central piece of grassroots. That's kind of what I'm seeing sort of on the ground right now I think black Jewish unity week can drive those grassroots even deeper because understanding the tragedy of the moment is not nearly as important as understanding these deep historical ties right in our faith and our families and what we want from each other in shared history sometimes things that aren't so great sometimes shared history of oppression. Lutely, and for our listeners WHO WANNA learn more about black Jewish unity week, they should go to AJC, dot org, slash black, Jewish unity, or text black Jewish unity all one word to five to eight, eight nine not to keep hitting the faith note here you know we're we're a pretty secular organization in JC but I love what you said about the houses of worship I live on the upper west side of Manhattan which is this incredible. Kind of Jewish bastion historic whatever and if you go twenty blocks down for me in twenty blocks up for me, you probably are GonNa pass by twenty synagogues total and we're also steps away, I mean. We're a mile two miles away from Harlem and the two neighborhoods are very different and that's something that's worth exploring as well. Why that is how that happened etcetera, the strengths and the challenges of both communities, but I was in synagogue on. Chabad after the shooting in Muncie and Lo and behold there in the front row, was a a delegation from church in Harlem that wanted to come in and to be there and to show solidarity, and they got up and spoke after services, and then fast forward to this summer were all obviously in lockdown. But the rabbi of the synagogue made kind of Zoom appearance at that churches services after the killing of George Floyd talk about solidarity with. The black community in the wake of the killings of and Taylor George Floyd and so many of the challenges of injustice that are being faced right now and I think you're right that the grassroots level it. So often does start in those kinds of houses of worship, our religious leaders reaching out one to the other in something that you said, really struck me about the proximity of Latte community and Jewish community in relatively small plot of land. As a policy Wonk I'm sure you appreciate this but either just for the benefit of your listening audience, blacks and Jews were both subject to the same kinds of redlining restrictions in many ways throughout much of the United States where banks would identify areas and they would say this is a desirable area in this is a less desirable area, and so you know Jewish and black families were often circumscribed by these lending lines that still have an ongoing lingering vestige today. If you look at housing segregation patterns certainly in the African. American community they are just as bad as they were in the nineteen sixties things like bike homeownership, which is at a low point especially because pandemic in or closures any fictions Is Worse than it was in the late nineteen sixties. So some of these things we were still wrestling with they seem twins dental, but they're not incidental at all. But again, it's this proximity you know that gives me hope and hope that even outside of crisis, we can expand and strengthen these relationships crises great reasons to get together but it's the more sustainable relationships happened over time outside of the crisis built on shared values and shared interests. So once again, this Jewish unity week has the potential to to be a real game changer. Well, so talk A. Little bit more about that. What do you hope is going to come out of this week if you believe that the basis of a better relationships and greater understanding comes from exposure than my hope is that we can use this week to focus on our rich history on our shared cultural values and to help understand things that we may not understand about each other but to be able to come together in a safe place and talk about those things, this has been tried in lots of different ways you know with lots of different impetus over the years. But in this country, as you know until you can make a sort of a holiday of it until hallmark starts to sell. It really difficult to have something that is stained and that you can go back to know every year. and. So that's the thing that excites me the most I know how excited I was to leave the south. And to meet people of different faiths including the Jewish faith and and get to know them get to count them among in my close friends. I would like that for everyone and so that when issues come up in our communities as we saw in Brooklyn I think earlier this year there was a really terrible assault in Brooklyn by a woman African American woman and if we had a built in long standing. Unbreakable trust between our communities. We can weather the storms we can come together and mutual condemnation, mutual understanding and mutual healing. It's not enough just to condemn something, but it's more important. I think to learn from it and make sure that it doesn't happen doesn't happen again and then five years hence, we can be sending each other black Jewish unity. We cards produced by hallmark absolutely creating whole new language in a around. It, it could be it could be urban slang and Yiddish expressions that. Unless you're in the know you don't you don't know. I'm hopeful hallmark if you're listening. Might be onto something big year. We'll see we'll see what's things we can pull their. I want to close by asking you for a few tips for our listeners actually the few months ago we had an amazing friend of AJC on the podcast named Eric. Ward. The Executive Director of the Western states center. We were talking about racism and I asked him what he thought as a professional opponent of racism and as a black man, what he thought American Jews should be doing to fight racism. His answer was pretty surprising to me actually because he said the best way for us to fight racism was to fight antisemitism since in his work he's bound that white supremacist racism is always based on a foundation of Antisemitism. So I I'm just interested in your reaction to that I, I think I'm citing him basically correctly I'm interested in your assessment of. That and second I want to give you a chance to answer the question from square one. Also, you know what would you like to see Clinton? What would you like to see American Jews doing proactively now to be effective allies in the fight against racism and I WANNA go back to Eric's point. Let me see if I can make this one I. I've only recently come to understand the difference between anti-racism. An anti-discrimination has a lawyer I've grown up understanding that if you want to fix racism, you have to attack it as a matter of non-discrimination don't discriminate against people in hiring don't discriminate against kids in school, and sometimes that anti-discrimination is in the form of color blindness. So whatever the remedy is, it can't be race specific right because the constitution doesn't allow such a thing but let's let's just come up with big broad sweeping solutions that african-americans might incidentally benefit from. You know by virtue of maybe being lower middle income people, we're going to come up with solutions that will work for everybody including African Americans. I've now come to understand that that's just not cutting. It goes great disparities that you talk about the at the beginning their persistent for a reason it's like trying to perform surgery with your eyes close, but you may be able to route around and feel where the patient is but your ability to be precise with a scalpel. And and fix the problem identified at problems impossible. If you don't open your eyes that has been the character of how we approach race in this country for decades. I've now come to understand and have really been encouraging others to join me in. This is becoming an anti-racist. It saying I may not have owned slaves I may have never committed an act of racism or discrimination. Even if that's true. You have to personally get involved to fix these problems. It's not enough to say, well, you know we have laws to address those issues. Laws had been very inexact and very unhelpful. In many ways you've got to get in there, roll up your sleeves and say, okay, is lack of capital in the black community a problem I need to figure out how to get more capital into black communities are educational disparities problem. Okay. I need to figure out how do we improve schools whether it's funding whether it's through pedagogy whatever we need to do, but we need to come up with solutions that actually help. Like people. And not just. Continue to perpetuate these gaps in Hustle meeting well in educational opportunities and health and civic engagement. That's my biggest message to the community, the An anti races. Just. As you know, we should all be fighting against anti-semitism. It's not enough to turn your back and say, well, you know they're not talking about, knee they are talking about you. And it's when we get to the point where those protests and in the halls of Congress where we're trying to make change we see people who look like you see people who would like me and seek people or Asian and and people who are all different walks of life saying we are here because we care and black lives matter and we've got to change the way this country works. I want to dive in and ask a million more questions and and talk so much more about where you just this conversation we are unfortunately out of time. So I hope that this will be an effective way to wet our listeners appetites for the week ahead, I should just add that in addition to his impressive titles at the National Urban. League clint wears another half. It's one of my favorite. Hats it's the hat organizational podcast host and Clinton is one of the hosts of for the movement the National Urban League podcast which people should check out and especially check out for this next episode where my colleague Dan Elbaum will be a guest on the show. We will link to the podcast in our show notes, Clinton let me just say once more. Thank you so much for joining us this week. She said thank you for letting me be here.
Christian Apologist vs. David C. Smalley
"Well let's dive in. We just had a debate on modern day debate on. Ever. Confused on the topic there for a moment but it was is it is the Christian belief rational. So anyone who hasn't checked that out, they can go to Youtube and type that in you can find us and we also had a debate on Justin Brierley's unbelievable show in the UK and it's funny I hadn't put the pieces together for some reason I. Think I just know you as tentative apologised, which is what you'd go by on twitter. And we had a debate about memes. It was very fun and and people there may be people who are listening right now that a herd of US tentative apologised did not know Uber Randall Rouser I don't remember how that will happen but I remember after our recent debate a set you message and was like wait haven't we debated before and you're be like Oh. Yeah. I guess I left quite the impression. But share you assure you it was about the name that I knew you by not necessarily your ability to have a debate. I mean there's a funny thing there as you know. When you're when you're building a brand. You've got to focus your energies on your brand so On the one hand I started calling myself tentative apologised tries to embody my approach to apologetic intellectual defensive, my beliefs I. I started calling myself that eleven years ago but also published books mean my most recent book is my twelfth one and so it's a zero sum game to some degree the more that you invest in building a brand called attended apologised. Invested in getting your name out there with your books. So I sort of have put more emphasis in the last years on my name rather than my my moniker online. But so that's yeah that's I guess that's my fault I got to apologize for that. We've actually call myself tended apology Dash Randall rouser. That'll be good. The confusion. Yeah. The tentative apologised Randall rouser. Yeah. kind of like a like a UFC fighter the world's most dangerous man. Ken. Shamrock things like that. He was he was on the show and that's how I got to introduce him by the way it was the most dangerous man can can. Yes so so let's talk about in. You're right by the way I did the same thing. I built the brain, of Dogma, debate for. Started as a blog I mean, gosh, two thousand. Eight I think Dogma debate started as a blog by twenty twelve I was doing this version of the podcast and only recently within the last six months or so I've made it my name in the problem with that is my publicists, managers, agents they're all going. We're trying to bill you out on these comedy shows as an actor with an audience but nobody knows your name like what's going on with that? I'm like well, they do domain, but you have to know what you know. So I get out. So that's why we switched everything to my name, the website, the twitter. Everything of course, people will think it's about my ego or that I want a pat on back. It's really about marketability and being recognized and and when you're putting yourself out there and building a brand, you're running your own business and the name of Your Business is you because if I'm going to be you know a lot of times in these smaller films to as an actor, they will book you on a roll based on your audience is. So if you are if you have no followers or nobody knows your name or the biggest thing you ever did you did anonymously. They may not book you because they want you to bring your audience in to watch the film right. So that's why they go for big names in the lead roles. So she's like my manager and my agents were like you really need to streamline everything to David C smalley like across the board and so far it's working I. Thought when I did it people would think I wasn't going to have conversations like this anymore and that worried me that they thought it was abandoning this but I, I think I did a good job of communicating it publicly and nobody has left. So we'll they've left but for different reasons. They didn't leave for that reason. You know. So it is a it is tricky. So I'm glad I did love the dogma debate brand I mean it's a great title but yeah, I perfectly understand where you're coming from. A. Lot of people didn't like it would kind of not really scare Christians away. But for those you know lay Christians who just wanted to have a conversation, which is actually what I do. By the way it's just very respectful. Peaceful Conversations They felt like it was a very formal debate format and they were really intimidated to come on and then when I would actually convince them to they would go listen they'd like Oh you just have conversations with people and I Thought, you know as cool as the Dogma debate name is as popular as it was how it looks nice and tight square blue logo with similar links and everything else. Right. It's just not worth if it's running people off, it needs to be more distinct to what I'm actually talking about. So that's why that's the reason we made the change. So I agree it was fun while it lasted it was good and I still WANNA consider those to be segments on the show like. I'm working right now on putting a debate together to happen on my show, and that will be a dogma debate segment of the David Smalley podcast. So It's you know none of us know what we're doing randall none of us. Now we're just we're trying as we go and everything's trial and error. We're out as we go. Absolutely. Okay. So when I heard the title of your book, the first time I heard it was actually during our debate on modern day debate on YouTube and I was I was thrilled to hear that I immediately knew I wanted to talk to you about that. When you came on my show because it's it's something I wish really every Christian would do you know is to think about what their inner atheist is thinking and a Lotta. Times one of my favorite questions, I, ask believers on the show is I'll say we'll talk about in the Patriots section and I Do a little tease, but always WanNa say what are some things that keep you up at night? What are some things that bother you if there's something in the Bible, you could take out what would it be and only one time in all my years of doing this have someone said the Bible's perfect. The way it is every other time someone picks versa goes oh man, this one really drives me crazy and I can share some of those with us. We go to the show but for the most part when you're the title of your book is exactly that. Conversations with my inner atheist, and then we'll talk about those things that keep me up at night. So what was it about your life in your experiences? That even inspired you to write this book. Well so my story I grew up in a I would say relatively conservative Protestant home so. I'm sure you're familiar with the term evangelical and the term fundamentalist, and it's it's becoming increasingly common to combine those terms and come up with the term funded jellicoe, which sort of gets a sense for a Christian subculture. That's has some characteristics of believe Anjelica and fundamental sort of conservative Protestant. The called common hallmarks of that sort of funded jellicoe tradition include a very strong emphasis upon having the certainty of your convictions knowing what it is you believe in why and doubt is always viewed as the enemy and. Then one of the results of that is you kind of get a very tend to get a very over-simplified black and white picture of reality, and again every time you have a doubt, you don't share it. You try to just suppress it get a simple answer for it. And the thing is that certainly in my experience as I grew up in the eighties and then into university in the nineties, you just find that that's increasingly inadequate paradigm. It just doesn't quite work if you really want to confront the complex to reality and then you have to confront the reality that will then you do have these doubts and questions and what do you do with them, and for me, the big revelation was to come to terms with the fact that the Christian tradition is built grows at Judaism and. The name Israel, which is the people of God in the Old Testament that name itself means he who strives with God.
Final takeaways from the 2020 Democratic National Convention
"First first virtual virtual National National Party Party convention convention is is in in the the books, books, but but it it wasn't wasn't just just the the lack lack of of balloon balloon drops drops or or cheering delegates that made this convention so different from the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia four years ago. In 2016, the wounds of a contentious primary were still on display this week. On the final night of the convention, The major 2020 Democratic primary candidates were featured in a primetime zoom like talk show format. Are, they gushed over Biden's decency and sense of purpose. I think the day I saw Joe, the clearest was on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Everyone, of course, was enormously honored to have the vice president here, but at some point in that speech, he shifted To the parents who had lost a child. To the man who had lost life. To someone who had experience loss. Very personally, and he spoke. Each of the families. From the heart. The week also featured a number of high profile Republicans who vouched for Biden's competency and centrism. Their job was to assure the white suburban moderates who have soured on Trump. That Biden is a safe choice. I'm sure they're Republicans and independents who couldn't imagine crossing over to support a Democrat. They fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don't believe that because I know the measure of the man. It's reasonable, faithful, respectful. And you know, no one pushes Joe around the through line in each night, and each speech was the threat our current president poses to our democracy. The urgency of this moment this administration has shown it will tear our democracy down. If that's what it takes for them to wait, so we're at an inflection point constant chaos. Leaves us adrift. The incompetence. Makes us feel afraid. Callousness makes us feel alone and if we want a chance to pursue any of these goals Any of these most basic requirements for a functioning society. We have to vote for Joe Biden in numbers that cannot be ignored because right now Folks who know they cannot win fair and square at the ballot box are doing everything they can to stop us from voting. There's a lot to get into. So let's dive right in. I am joined by a virtual panel of reporters who've been following the convention all week. Maya King is a reporter covering race, ethnicity and campaigns for politico. Alex Ready is politics reporter from McClatchy. And instead, Herndon is national politics reporter for The New York Times. Instead has actually been in the place where we were all supposed to be this week in Milwaukee instead. Could we start with you and tell us what it is like to actually be in a convention city? Where there's no convention. You know, I think that the, um the levels of the absence here had been even greater than folks would imagine. There are times when you would not even know that the convention was ostensibly being hosted a block away. There are very few protesters. There is very few sign age, the kind of hallmarks of convention that we're used to seeing. Are just totally absent. And so the few reporters who are here you know, have have have watched it virtually just like everyone else. There has been some some programming this week. They had a drive in to see that as a kind of projected in Delaware at the drive in of fireworks at the Milwaukee Zoo, That was about the only in person thing. And even that was kind of hard to see him for press to get into Just a cz. One anecdote or how difficult it wass. You know, I tried. We took a five minute convincing to get this bar to play Joe Biden speeds that the few reporters were at turning a. The kind of kind of exploitation from them was well, they took it from a city way. So so so why play it?
Steve Bannon Arrested on Border-Wall Fraud Charges
"Architect of Donald Trump's twenty-six election victory who wants claimed he wanted to destroy the state and bring everything crashing down was arrested on a yacht on Thursday and has since pleaded not guilty after being charged with defrauding donors in a scheme to help build the president's signature wool across the US Mexico border. As a top advisor to trump's presidential campaign who later served as White House chief strategist. Bannon. Helped articulate the America first right-wing populism and fierce opposition to immigration that have been hallmarks of trump's three and a half years in office. Dinan was among four people arrested and charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money. Laundering prosecutors accused the defendants of defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars through a twenty, five, million dollar crowdfunding campaign cold we build the wall. Bannon used hundreds of thousands of dollars of that money to cover personal expenses according to the charges. He was freed on a five million dollar bond and was barred by Federal Magistrate Judge from traveling internationally. Bannon was arrested in Connecticut by agents from the prosecutor's office and the US Postal Inspection Service aboard a one hundred and fifty foot long yachts according to a law enforcement source trump told reporters at the White House that he feels very badly about the challenges but typically sought to distance himself from Bannon and the alleged scheme Bannon is the eighth close trump associates to be arrested or convicted of a crime former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort longtime friend and advisor Roger. Stone. Former national security adviser. Michael Flynn and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The indictment comes as the Republican. President trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the November third presidential election. Biden's campaign said corruption surrounds trump.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Up Your script the whole time you're taking notes you're just kind of diagramming out almost like just. As, we're doing it on in in the day on the day. You know will rehearsing for pollen I will will rehearsal leader leaders they're setting up. and. You'll start to find the rhythm of scene or a a new discovery as you. Oh, I thought this was about this but now this is becoming about this knowing what we just John. Lennon will switch it around. So the nothing's ever locked, but you get this blueprint that starts to happen and yeah. That's where the the rhythm of the music starts happening in the beats always when I tried to. Find in my characters is that musicality? If that makes as as someone who clearly takes great pride in doing what you do and knowing that with hallmark sometimes, you're going to get one to takes and then it's we're moving right like there's Because that's exactly is there's no time so. Y- I think there is a sense in. Where people, mind. There is no time suggests like Shannon deliver that that all at work I just try to do ahead of time just having a loose blueprint to make room for obviously everybody else's seen. Do you ever watch one of your movies and you know you only had to take and you have a distinct preference on which takes should have been used and you see that they edited the editor used the other take and you're like, how could they I had to takes and I had one that was good and they used the other. have. You ever been sitting there doing that. Every single. He knows when the always use the one that I did. Of course. Back Classic. So one of the first episode we ever did I, think it was our third movie that we reviewed was nine lives part of that is I was going to the movies love that movie and the other reason was it's it's beloved. Elchi this day one of the ones that people talk about and it had a cat instead of a dog and so that's really saying let's be a really good movie. So what is it like? You what is it like having a a hallmark movie that is so beloved all these years later, and what do you think it is about that movie in particular that has stuck with people throughout the you know two hundred plus Christmas reason have come out since then that kind of stands above the rest of the pack. Used to have all these really smart answers maybe not so smart but. Now, I just think the cast. Me Or building an interesting character. No it's the cats. The Tiger King in highlights Razi cat people are you know they love there's a cat community and? Then I was just like now brandon is neither newer is it's cats. So that's that's the truth that one but also I think. Merrily I mean you brought up the frumpy? Sweaters all that kind of staffing. The caution designer try to make her look from. Everybody might come to my defense. There was an asset about merely that I felt like I had fought for a really really hard that she. Wasn't lip lost. And She really hadn't dated and she'd been looking after her sister. Her their parents weren't around in it's been about. Her sister, the whole time, and then she's in the in the midst of that trying to actually follow her passion is up all night studying trying to become a. Veterinary things started really like build for me where I just I wanted ugly sweaters I wanted the I wanted the poppy jacket. The entire time in what was done is I just got to play the humor of her instead of leg worrying about what my hair is doing are like what I was you know how my car. The wardrobe or anything it it it just it. was a great answer Kimberly. But all I, heard was that you agree with me that they were trying to make you look frumpy and that's all that really matters here. So the Herself agrees with Dan about that particular take on that movie I just WanNa make. You might want to be careful because New York. Even though they tried to make it look. Great. But you know to that point isn't like I imagine you did have to fight for it like we knew we knew bill rest in peace You know we know that he was notes and all this stuff about certain things that he wanted to look a certain way. Bill notes on that. I am like I. Imagined that it actually was a bit of a fight. If we had a certain desire for a character, I imagine that might have been a little we said we could ask you said we could ask you anything. So now we're asking where the notes from Bill Abbott on nine lives of Christmas really tough I have no idea because that was my first. Win. and. I I didn't know which way was down. So I I I'm sure they're I'm sure. You know the producer on that movie Jim head. is so fantastic and his fight for me from the beginning when I actually addition for the role merely. He. Really. Hard for me to to to do that movie. And he fought every every fight after that he is. In credible person and producer and has informed me.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Comedic presence in these movies, and like Paul Does the same thing in his movies we always find that Tyler Hynes and other guy sends to slip in humor that normally we don't find a hallmark movies. Is that a point of pride for you is making the you know these these characters that let's be honest like these movies are if you're laughing too hard, you're gonNA lose the formula. That's kind of been the motto right but is it a point of pride for you to try to sneak in these moments like when you Aaron Creko and since billions you look like you're having a blast and that movie and you're Kinda trying to make other laugh like is that something that you really like pointedly per purposely bring to the set Yeah I I. Think I get those scripts like you watch those movies and I say. What can we do here? S Not that I'm trying to be funny. I just building character that. Within circumstances I just try to build a character like some that are real person. That's crazy. Gel. Bernie. Stop. A. I do feel a sense of. Pride that is definitely feels like it's Getting, more and more recognized for. Building characters like that, and that feels good because I think for a while. That yeah. You just you never heard anything 'cause you're never necessarily now they're like Ooh we like the way that your bill notice in here similarly rose. Fun. To wash that personal time and you're going to be so annoyed me. Do you have an audition story that's memorably bad like one where you left and you were like man. That could not have gone worse. Do you have one of those? I have does all the time. Do. You have a particular story that sticks out that we would love to hear. When I was first. Starting Out Akane coober and I wish to casting directors office in I didn't really understand like I lines or anything I was like a theater actress. I dislike I would I stood there delivered to the casting director who is like advert? Way over there and she's like. Okay. So just look. To the reader, I didn't even know what a reader was. Trying to like you know like all over the place not on my mark nothing I remember after she was like. Do you WANNA come in. Do you WANNA be reader I? Think it'd be really good for. A Like Oh. Yeah. Thanks for the attitude you know thinking no idea that I just completely. Blew that. And then the reader accurate is like, yes. So. You got little acts on the mark. Down there because we can't follow any with the camera. Addition she's like not at all but that's was you. We'll we'll. Call Hey. You've done something interesting with your hallmark career in particular is you've had. Supporting roles you've had leading roles sometimes, you do a leading role, and then you'll have a supporting role kind of go back and forth what what is the kind of unique challenge of doing both of those. Like you did God, wink the following year you are supporting and since its ability to a certain extent, Kinda Co lead kind of not So what is that like for you to like? Do you do you play it differently? Do you do what's your thought process between kind of supporting and and actually having to lead? Yeah well, when you're not when you're supported, it's definitely less stress. But. Clay same way I do the same work for for each care turn I. Wouldn't hallmark asked if I wanted to work with Aaron ideas and I like her launch as a person in an acre a lot as a character So that was my decision and in hearts of Christmas. Amelia. And Christopher are two of my favorite people. So that kind of is like, yeah. Amelia's Great Chris on the other hand I don't know about that. Guy. So you get the script and you have to go ahead and build out. You said, build out these characters and you try to add something to that. Did, you have to learn how to do that in theory that you bring to that like what's that look like for you to try to add something like is there like a check down in your mind what you're trying to aim fort liquid walk us through that process. I think it's something that I started to do definitely in theater the same stripped breakdown or character breakdown. In mind process has always been. China understand this person's. Story as a as a whole as an arc. And then I go through all of the obstacles along that way than how that might make that person feel the nitrile just like. Yeah I you. I should sugars script one time. Thinking here, but it's a slight ridiculous I just break down every. beat. Goes into beats and then it goes into scenes like West is seen about, what is what am I trying to accomplish with each scene instead of just saying the lions which you can you know naturally but it's like, why do I want here? What is this? What is the point of this scene in this movie in how it forward our story and then I find those eats finals moments. All at the end of that after all network is done, we're going to keep going and just a second but first we're gonNA take a quick break. We'll be right back..
Rob Lowe Stops By to Literally Talk About All The Things
"As you, you know talking about all the different things that you've done. I. Find It really interesting you're you have a podcast now? In your career, you've been obviously in so many different forms of media. Talk about podcasting why that something that you're doing now. Well, so it's a it's a I think in authentic and logical extension of. Ah Process that started when I wrote my first memoir and I really enjoyed sort of just communicating. Who I really am. And in it became a bestseller and I wrote a second one, and it became a bestseller and. Then instead of writing a third book, I created a one man show that I toured the country with and. Loved that experience and so a podcast felt like. A natural progression of that that also let me satisfy my natural curiosity about other people. And I'm really blessed to have access to some really incredible. People a lot of whom are my friends, but not all of them, and and so the people that I've been able to talk to in a way that no one else is really going to be able to talk to for example this week. We'll be Gwyneth paltrow in Quetta. She was eighteen years old crashing in my guest room when she was debating on what agency she wanted to sign with, and if she should drop out of University of St of Santa Barbara So. It's just A. It's by the way I'm J-. I'm loving it. I'm having the time of my life. And the response has been. Surpassed my wildest expectations I'm having a blast in this space. No wonder you love it so much it's. At will one of the things that strikes me in listening to the show so far is that you see now? You are an actor so obviously. This could be something that you are. It could be an effect what you seem genuinely curious you see you strike me as a person who genuinely curious about other human beings want their stories are like. Is that something that you've always had as part of you or is that something that you've developed over time? I think I've always been curious I'm and I know I have? The. Pleasure to have in class. I wasn't still getting the best grades in class, but I was a pleasure. And I think it's because I enjoyed learning a real I always did and I. Love I still love learning. At this point in my life, and and I love learning from people whom I admire or who I've wondered how they've gotten to where they've gotten, but also I just love like going down rabbit holes into weird. Of the conversation I'm my interviewing style. It's not an interview and I know it's a cliche. It's not an interview. It's a conversation, but it really is true. I'll follow down a rabbit hole, no matter what it is as long as it interests May. And and so for people are liking it and I've Mavin amounted laughs and fun and school. I always feel like actors have a bit of a leg up when it comes to interview, because you have yes and mentality, guys feel like that leads to the rabbit hole. Right where no matter what someone's saying you're like. Oh, my Gosh, yes, and this other thing as well. Do you feel like that's played? A part in being able to have these conversations can go where they've gone. I. Do I also think the other big component that that actress have at least good actors. A good actors are good listeners. And and and the mark of of two marks of of really stellar acting listening and honesty. and. In those things are I. Think the also the hallmark of of. Of A, great podcast you know, a lot of people will say things well I don't know if I can trust him. He's an actor. You know what I mean. He's a good liar. It's exactly the opposite actor. Only, bad actors lie. Good actors are have to find truth. In the lie that they're given is dialogue and scenes are totally made up by somebody else, so your job isn't to why your jobs to find the truth in it. Deliver the truth in an honest way.
Hallmark will now feature LGBTQ stories in Christmas movies
"The Hallmark Channel aiming for inclusion this holiday season, the channel has announced that its lineup of holiday movies this year will include LGBTQ storylines for the first time. This comes just days after Hallmark announced a Christmas movie schedule that didn't appear to be very
Small Problems and Principled Engineering
"What is it about small problems? That make them good as a default measure. Why should we always be thinking about our problems? In their smallest most atomic form. I want you to think back to a project with software projects if you have one in mind. Or really any kind of project at all. That had a lot of moving pieces. A lot of complexity. Maybe a lot of people dynamics involved with project. Maybe it's a school project where you had a lot of participants, a group project and Let's say that there was some conflict on that team or if it was a professional project a software project. There's a lot going on. Maybe there's multiple stakeholders. Maybe there's some weird API's is that you have to. Kind of integrate with. Maybe you're on a constraint time, line or certain parts of the project have better funding than other parts and all of this `asymmetry all of this. Heterogeneity in the project. This, is the hallmark of a complex system complex project, and the truth is most projects that we engage in. Particularly if they grow to a sufficient size, they will eventually become complex. And if you were to zoom out and look at them at some level. The complexity. Is Overwhelming. We can't really calculate the complexity with our own brains. In other words. We can't imagine what is the next most perfect decision to make and this is kind of a good. Here ristic for deciding whether a project at a particular. at a particular vantage point is too complex to think about as a whole. But. There's an interesting thing that happens when you zoom in. Once you zoom in a little bit. Things get a little less complex and that zooming can happen on multiple different. Types of axes for example you might zoom in on the time aspect. Maybe you don't know what the most important thing is to do. If you would look at in the next year, but perhaps you do know the most important thing to do in the next hour. Or vice versa, maybe the zooming in actually looks a little bit more like zooming out. Maybe you do know what the best thing is to do over the next year, but it's hard to determine what the best thing is to do in the next hour. If you zoom in to a particular part of the projects that has a homogeneous structure. Maybe it has homogeneous funding for example. Or that? Particular part of the project only works with one. You know fairly straightforward or even if that one piece of the project works with that old word, API. It's some vantage point at some zoom level. Once you go in deep enough. Things become simpler. And if you continue to zoom in. Things become nearly elementary. And it's at this zoom level. That I want you to focus your energy and your efforts. And not because it's easy either.
Study warns new flu virus in pigs could morph to cause a pandemic
"They discovered a new virus that could cause another pandemic. That's the claim from researchers in China. Fox's Carmen Robert's study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers identified the virus is a new strain of the swine flu. They found it among people who work in Chinese pig slaughter houses and say it has all the hallmarks of being able to spread from person to person. That's because it's a new Strain so people will likely have little to no immunity to it.
Why Do People Talk Weird in Old Movies?
"Ever heard old movies or newsreels from the thirties or forties, then you've probably heard that weird old timey voice. You know it sounds something like this now. SEE HIM MR weather's being. There's no money in dog racing. The future is radio. You HAMMY radio. It sounds a little like a blend between American English and a form of British English so. So what is this cadence exactly? This type of pronunciation is actually called the transatlantic or mid Atlantic accent and it isn't like most other accents. Instead of naturally evolving the transatlantic accent was acquired. This means that people in United States were taught to speak in this voice, historically transatlantic speech was the hallmark of Aristocratic, America and theater in Upper Class, boarding schools across New England students learn the transatlantic. As an international norm for communication similar to the way posh. British society used received pronunciation essentially. That's the way the Queen and Aristocrats are taught to speak. It has several quasi British elements such as a lack of rotisserie this means that mid. Atlantic, speakers drop their R's at the end of words like Winna or Klay. They'll also use softer British vowels Danz instead of dance, for instance, another thing that stands out is the emphasis on clipped sharp tease. Tease in American English. We often pronounce the T. in words like writer or water as dis, transatlantic speakers will hit that t like stole something writer water, but again. This speech pattern isn't completely British, nor is it really completely American instead? It's a form of English that's hard to place, and that's part of why Hollywood loved it. There's also a theory that technological constraints helped mid Atlantic's popularity according to professor J, O Beer Ski, this nasal early clipped. Clipped pronunciation is a vestige from the early days of radio receivers had very little based technology. At the time. It was very difficult, if not impossible to hear bass tones on your home device. Now we live in an age where based technology booms from the trunks of cars all across America, so what happened to the transatlantic accent was? It's no longer the common tongue of elite boarding schools linguist. William lab notes that mid Atlantic speech fell out of. Of favour after World War Two as fewer teachers continued teaching the pronunciation to their students. That's one of the reasons. This speech sound so old timing to us today when people learn it, they're usually learning it for acting purposes rather than for everyday use. However, we can still hear the effects of mid Atlantic speech in recordings of everyone from Katherine Hepburn to Franklin D Roosevelt, and of course, countless films, newsreels and radio shows from the thirties and forties.
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Hallmark is so popular and romance and romantic comedy. I mean the romance genre sells more books than all other genres combined, and I think that really speaks to what we want. You know what we want to consume as readers and viewers. We want something. That's happy and makes us feel good and hopeful for the future. Well, you mentioned homework, and so your book actually adapted into a hallmark movie the art of us. And so hallmark had obviously edit a lot of this, both for shortening time they can explore and then content. You know it's not necessarily one hundred percent homework friendly on certain things so I will toss that disclaimer out, but at the same time. What did you have to edit out of the book? If that makes sense like as you were writing this book? was there anything that you edited out that you kind of wish to be in, but like you just were like? Hey, this isn't going to Jive. With the rest of the story I know it's been six years, and you're probably racking your brain man. What did I have to edit out? But was there anything that you remember having to cut from the book that you're like? That's a bummer if I could include this this wove maybe. The book. Will first of all. There's a bunch of things I want to say about this question. Of, first of all, yes, some of my books are not as G. rated as whole March, and the art of us is one of them. It does have some love scenes in it but some of my books don't. It's weird. My books are kind of run a big range as to heat levels All of my newer books are totally G. rated Kamarck hallmark. Just, because I, my career started out that way, and then I had some that had a few love scenes just because of the imprint that I was writing for. They wanted that, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but it was just not me..
"hallmark" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"My new have a new book out with Hallmark publishing this month, and it has a cat and it so Yeah, I've just. Animals are big part of my life, so I always. Always, try to include them in my story. I love that so much so as you kind of once. You've got your first book published. Did that change kind of your process of writing at all I? Mean you had had you know a lot of short stories published different things in that area, but once you get your first book published. Does that kind of change the way right in a lot of ways? In kind of very I started I wrote for small press a really small publisher, and at the time I was trying to crack into one of the big five's. You know one of the Big New York publishing companies and I one of those first books I had written. I think it was called Cup of Joe. And that's how I got my agent I'm my agent. My now agent contacted me and said I just saw this book on a blog..
Bitcoin Falls - Profits Made
"I don't come. Download the APP and put in the code. Try to call feel bias. Walk into the tram to come crypto shy well. Wasn't yesterday, a bit of a wild one high. Gee, WHIZ! Absolutely nuts. Big foles in markets as I was pretty confident, we'd say we did say some very strong moves down and listen good training conditions as well. No huge amount of opportunities also fought around the same so the time if you will try to, the CRYPTO, cried Naci boost strategies, you would've been had the opportunity on Bonnets on ails on Tron and on Cod Donna, which moved the laced, and that's the one I took. But still, WANNA percent profit for the day. Yesterday pretty stoked about that. Yeah let me saw a beautiful boost to the just couldn't raise the ordering Thomas a volatile my sword the calculations. They'll just get it quick enough. Tron beautiful and yes gripe. Fifteen minute time from I love the fifteen minute timeframe on the top ten perc contracts. Why are you asked me well because you've got a big position? Entering you stop also pre taught. So when you've got your entry and you stop plus really tie, it means that will effectively you end up with a lot more contracts? Now that could have the you know you can be. A double edged sword. In the sense that you know not, there's not much liquidity they. You can't call some slippage that. but if it does if you do taunt properly then, yeah, you can absolutely kill the pigs. It doesn't take very much movement to make some very very lodge money on a multiple of risk. It's one percent. Oh, half percent whatever you like, so yesterday was released is You know that I did saw was going to go to those low timeframes. That was the plan. I put out there on my youtube, so if you not they guy follow it. It was with planet. Put out of everybody really stuck to that plan and it was successful. Now When the markets wrought fool your fifteen minute timeframe the law or even fifty nine out the half an hour one hour. Well, it's just by knowing what the market looks like what it's doing for me. It's when the comes back to the market. We had some serious momentum. Yesterday's lower timeframe souls comfortable to do it. The Quincy he was there for me to fill my bigger orders and I got what I needed. as a matter of knowing what to do and win a Seidel Tom. It's not just about having a trading strategy is a lot of things we need to do is try to make sure that we. Were the right place at the wrong time doing the right things, and that's what law I've tried fools about. That's what might try to coke communities about. It's about sharing this information with people to let them know what my plan is. H time for them to make their own planes It's really important to us that we help the community and we help people to become the best tried is I candidates the whole purpose of the business? Now couple of things the first thing I'll say to you right now. You're not. On my list I'm going to get a video out there today and we're gonna be doing some stuff with a Toro. Coming up, and you'll need an account for it so if you haven't got if your already got an HR archaic now dramas. It says you've already got one. If you haven't got one jump on the mailing list because I'm going to put the link in to get one because I'm going to take you through the crowd, of course, their guy and that's just the beginning is also going to be scans. There's also going to be a lot more. Down the track as we develop and get our licenses, that's right. We'll be looking at other markets eventually as well so That's where it's going to get really dame cool. In on looking forward to that day. Anyway let's go back to the markets and that's just try to call dot COM Gawain do the video newsletter. You can actually jump on rotten massages, and you'll save posted, so can fill your boots on that one. But. Just talking the market now mainly I. It is so difficult to the man. When, I look at it right now, yes, tonight, bearish definitely. The bergische broke down from that daily can looked like all buggy that we're GONNA. Go much much lower. We did move caught a lot lower me from from yesterday's close. To where we bat bottomed out, it was four point seven seven percent, which significant decent move. On I haven't quite quickly so. Know, we headed towards having one of those. You know I nine ten percent decline top dies, but did not even we. We bounced that. You know we bat SPEC, really hot and that's where for me it's. It's a little bit tricky. And the reason it's tricky is because once again. bitcoins just wrecked. itself is a trend. It's gone low. Hi Lola. Then, that's gone straight back up to a high. Low Aloha and if I look at the four outshot. The. We've been here before we will hear. With a hair! Back through April. Now, we get an up trend that would I down as soon as it set itself down. Investment opposite said itself. I wasn't till sort of You know the start of my. Sorry the back end of Ipil, the we started to really have a decent. That was when we sort of went through seventy eight hundred. We ended up around ten grandma. Cunanan suddenly around that sort of figure. At we're going continual choppy period of time. That is very. It's not the best training conditions, the matter of fact, trading, spot or trading margin against BTC's probably given a lot more opportunity than everything else. It's just a matter of being patient. Looking at one point five percent yesterday. I'm happy with that because I ain't got, add on a flat That was a really nice, really nice way to start the week to be feeling fresh to do anything else this week unless the conditions good now with bitcoin yesterday i. Believe it all. Dan, lightly percent at once I've actually closed up one percent on the nose. We had a low thousand, eight, hundred, ninety, and we close at nine, thousand, four, hundred, twenty, eight, so. We're told me five hundred dollar swing, but if you look at the the high of the Diet was ninety five sixteen, so a really wall What does it tell me? It doesn't tell me about the role really? You know there is a low hi, there is a low low, but is there a good daily downturn? Absolutely not it's certainly isn't clear. If it's not clear, it's not there and just go back and white Bitcoin Bitcoin in particular sitting. North thousand four hundred fifteen dollars right now theorem also kind rejected on the dingaling. Two hundred and seventeen dollars thirty two cents, which is exactly the resistance level interesting that one. It did close down only point three percent closing at two thirty one when now slightly down on the session, but not by very much I mean it's point two of a percent, the EXA pay look at how to a hell of smashed down as well, but it closed up one point one percent closing at nineteen point two cents a guy. He's a very strong run backup carney down nineteen point one, which is down point, six of a percent bitcoin cash close down yesterday as well the close to thirty spot seven zero. It had moved old why to a lawyer yesterday twenty four, so a pretty decent eleven move to get back up to closing down point item, percent base, they and also right now it's two thirty, five ninety five point one of the scent they. Look the book the daily downtrend they, it's broken, one seventy six it in a down trend. It looks very bearish to me on in fact, looking for opportunities to try this show at the moment I'm hopeful I. Haven't got anything yet, but I am keeping a close on on this as it does. definitely carry the hallmark of of Loa low coming in here finally, the four Alcan was a legal beat smaller than I certainly would have my My mock there. We currently only saw yesterday with death three point two percent closing at one, seventy, three, six down point to at one, seventy, two non full wrought now lot coin, rolling over as well rejecting those lows yesterday once again with a sitting around some support around one around forty one dollars and sixty four cents at BAFTA, quite strong, it's still pretty solid. Why slightly to the downside Slot Momentum Bearish Saad? A close yesterday Dan Point, six at forty three dollars, seventy five, or about the same rock now. A US against sitting random portal's forty turned was pulled the. Look a its its down point. Two of a percent now toodle fifty two yesterday. It closed down one point three six percents. It's not the clearest translate bonds at a river of a move yesterday. Jay's I really wish I had to take in that instead of Don on the fifth day at one stage. what was the actual low on the fool? Because the foreclose, sixteen fifty fog was down seven point five seven percent on the day. Pounced to close down one percent at sixteen dollars and thirty seven cents, the low was fifteen thirty so over a Duller of a move that very very volatile bonnets was yesterday and look tell you what It's a sort of sort of mock love to try. Just I'm just waiting for my opportunities wants guy. Starring role of now, Dan, point six of the sense sixteen dollars twenty eight
John Dickerson on presidential leadership and "The Hardest Job in the World"
"John Dickerson he is the author of a new book that's coming out on Tuesday it's called the hardest job in the world the American presidency John good to have you here great to be back market great to see you so you say the American presidency is in trouble it's over burdened mis understood and an almost impossible job to do and you started writing this before the pandemic before they had put on the crisis and before the current racial strife that we are in we we seem to be on that be beyond the cliche and this is a stress test on our democracy how are you thinking of where we are well that's exactly right I mean the book was finished before those three challenges but they highlight a central point of the book which is I went back and tried to look at the blueprint of the office what is what is it really at its most basic level and what it is is a job where big high stakes things happen that are surprises to the president and where everybody the president on down needs to have created a system for dealing with those kinds of emergencies so they can be ready when the crisis hits because when the crisis hits it's too late to kind of get ready on the fly **** account as a professor at Harvard he says the presidency is like an airbag you may not think about it all the time but when there's an emergency you want it to work so the excuse well no one could've seen this coming year saying the office is designed with that assumption that you need to be prepared for the thing you don't see coming that's right that's why LBJ referred to the office pardon me morning viewers as like being a jackass in a hail storm because sometimes you have just have to take it and what that means is that the job holds you to an extremely high standard and the reason it's important to take responsibility even for something that you didn't create is because that sets everybody's priorities it tells everybody on your political team you know what spending won't work I put my reputation on the line here the Buck stops with me and you better all solve this problem because my future is at stake if we don't deliver results and and don't put any energy into spending this and that's what the that's why the office is so hard it's why we treated with such reverence and seriousness because you're in a position where the Buck stops with you they act as you write in the book president trump has sort of changed that challenge that assumption when he says things like you know no I don't take responsibility for anything with this pandemic he has and in fact that's why he was elevated to the office because people looked at this office in which we ask the president to do too much and with tools that are either broken or what she what the he wasn't given in the first place a lot of what the president's been asked to do for the last several presidencies really is better housed in Congress are with governors are with mayors but we ask the president to do it because we run everything through the presidency which is why I wanted to take a look at what the office actually should do president trump was brought in by people said dismantle lots of it don't pay attention to a lot of these rules and norms and so he is both someone to evaluate but also because of that behavior he's an incredible measuring instrument for us to take a look at the office and say well what do we want this do we not want that and what should we replace it with well we are five months out from the selection and I wonder given all the stresses how you're thinking of the actual process because it feels like the institutions are are undergoing some real crisis in confidence from the public and it's just the functioning the mechanics of our democracy are are being called into question being able to vote in November how are you thinking of this well exactly at let's start on the voting in November one of the key things for a president for any national conversation and again we run them all through the presidency which isn't always great but if we look at the next election this is one of those problems it's on the horizon it is not yet in our lap the administration and and different agencies have been looking at the elections because they're worried about them being interfered with by the Russians and the Chinese now we have another problem with covert nineteen this is a problem everybody can see coming and that's a test of leadership can you focus on the things that are important but not urgent because even though they may not be urgent today election day is not today they will be urgent soon enough and when they become urgent you can't suddenly come up with a solution so this is in addition to the other three tests we have which is the economy coded and America's racial profile at the moment we have this fourth test coming which is can there be a peaceful transfer of power or a maintained maintenance of power with the incumbent which makes all people who are on the other side of the issue which is to say those people would not like Donald Trump to be reelected make them feel like the process was safe that is the hallmark of American democracy it was the thing the country was founded on that we can have peaceful transfers of power with no monkey business that's a big taste test facing
White supremacists pose as Antifa online, call for violence
"Brand as protests rage across the country over the police killing of George Floyd white nationalist groups have been using the unrest to their advantage not a new tactic remember Charlottesville in twenty seventeen you from Charlottesville Virginia white nationalist rally that descended into deadly violence it is impossible beyond words you also had people that were very fine people on both sides some of those very fine people included neo **** Klansmen protesters from other alt right groups trump blamed antifa a collection of people who protest fascism and he's blaming that group for today's unrest it turns out that some of the people involved in Charlottesville are also behind the violence in today's protests and joining us now to talk about that is Amy's Potomac she's executive director of integrity first for America and that's a nonprofit group suing the organizers of the Charlottesville unite the right rally for conspiring to commit violence thanks for joining us thanks so much for having me well where do you see some of the same people popping up now so it's really important to understand how these groups operate and some are incredibly organized with military style higher keys and others are a little bit more amorphous but the same trends we see throughout the board whether it's in Charlotte's veil or now or the many other white supremacist accident happened in between most notably just last night and number of news outlets reported that a white supremacist group called identity Evropa which is one of the defendants in our Charlotte's lawsuit in fact they're the group that quoine that phrase you will not replace us that we heard chanted a few moments ago I'm they were posing as antifa on Twitter to urge violence including during the protests Twitter suspended the account the other day but that tweet had gone viral minute set people off understandably so who are concerned about violence in their communities and allow people including the president to then say that they were going to target antifa deploy the military and so on and so the ways in which we see these extremist groups trying to call walked a moment like this and use it to spread not just is this information but also he an actual violence is a sad trend that has been happening over and over again over the last few years our our so I just wanna unpack that a little bit more about the role of identity Europa first of all what is this organization so there are a number of neo **** and white supremacist groups that are focused around this idea of identity the idea of a white identity and identity Europa believes that there should be a white homeland they believe in the white identity being superior to all there are white supremacist group in that sense and they're big claim to fame if you L. was helping to organize the Charlottesville violence what happened in Charlottesville was not an accident it was not Spontini yes this violence rather the violence is planned for months in advance on social media by number of neo **** and white supremacists including identity Europa where they talked about everything in advance from what to wear what to bring for lunch with weapons to carry and whether they could hit protesters with cars and then claim self defense which is of course ultimately what they did identity Evropa and over played a role in which they organized white supremacists from around the country to descend on Charlottesville and helped us bird this weekend of violence of course as you might expect since they were sued by my organization and since they started seeing additional fallout he will bad PR from their role in Charlotte's well they've tried to rebrand the now go by American identity movement but at the end of the day if they're the same white supremacist organization that has been working to sow disinformation fear violence and of course we are going to ensure that they remain liable for the violence that they cost insurance now sadly there role spreading disinformation and hate and violence right now during the George Floyd protest only underscores the importance of holding them accountable so aside from posting fake tweets posing as antifa do you think that they are actually posing as demonstrators on the streets or that other alt right groups are doing that too posing as as demonstrators and and causing havoc so we don't know for sure exactly who is posing as who at this point but what we do now is that there are a number of extremists including a number far right extremists were trying to take advantage of this moment and exploit it for their own game we also know that they're armed extremists were showing up at these protests in trying to start riots or urge what they call a Google which is their code for a second civil war you might know these guys by their automatic weapons and Hawaiian shirts which are the hallmarks of their identity and some might claim that they're there to protect the protesters but I wouldn't let that fool you they are part of this loose coalition of far right militia extremists who believe in urging a second civil war or some sort of revolution they're generally support of anti government violent resistance and they think that these protests can serve as a catalyst for the violent upheaval that they've long wanted we've only seen a number of incidents over the last few days in which these will extremists have been showing up at protests with their automatic weapons in some cases we've had folks arrested including one who was arrested for firing shots at a black lives matter rally the other day we had the department of homeland security warned lawn for or spend that white supremacists including some of these Google extremists are encouraging their supporters to shoot protesters one of these extremists that on telegram which is a social media site frequented by extremists that they are encouraging them to quote frame the crowd around you for the violence and so we've seen over and over again a number of these extremists go to these protests with their heavy weaponry with our automatic weapons and then either bring violence against the protesters themselves or try to frame the protesters for violence there's so many details that are still on the phone but these anecdotes definitely illustrated construct a concerning pattern and where are they most active these extremists have been everywhere we saw a report of police using automatic weapons and other tactical gear from local extremist in Denver they've truly been all over the place I believe one of the arrest of a protester a rather of an armed extremist who was firing shots at the rally was in North Carolina until they're all over the country and typically these extremists are finding each other online on social media platforms like the very one which the Charlottesville violence was planned and they're inspiring each other with their means and with these other calls to violence so that when an individual goes to one of these protests armed with their automatic weapons wearing their you know their meetings on their desks and on their shirt wearing those Hawaiian shirts it's part of this larger effort to call walk these protests and spread their extremist ideology use these protests exploit them to further their really stick a vision for a second civil war and by second civil war you man like a race war exactly you know and and I would say a race war in certain cases within the balloon movement there are various ideologies as well some are straight up white supremacists who believe that we need to whites rather a race work to spur the rise of a truly white society others are more focused on taking down the government itself they're worried about the government quote you know stealing their guns their quote unquote individual liberty and so within the movement it's important understand that there are factions but there are certainly white supremacists within the global movement and ones who as you said it are doing so are sort of trying to use these protesters burn race war on and bring about this collapse of society that they so crave and so these guys as you say and I assume most of our guys are pretty identifiable because they have their Hawaiian shirts are carrying weapons but I assume there are other groups that are more under the radar a hundred percent I think over the next few weeks we're certainly gonna learn a lot more about who might be coming to these protests are just coming and and looting inciting violence trying to take advantage of a very legitimate protests and distract from it in order to spread their own hate and violence and I think that's really what this is all about at the end of the day these are extremists who are trying to coop these protests in order to sow fear so he and his distract from the actual issues at hand which are racial justice and police brutality and so as they continue to do this it only serves to undermine the very legitimate protesters were out on the streets rightfully sharing their grievances and standing up for the justice thank George for and so many others
AT&T CEO John Stankey on the launch of the HBO Max streaming service
"Joe Kernan. Kicking things off with John. Thank you this morning on Squawk box. John Thanks for coming on today. It's great great to have you with us you me on. I know you have high hopes for. Hbo We all know HBO. Obviously it's synonymous with some of the greatest things ever on video. Obviously game of Thrones Sopranos etc. You WanNa take on Netflix. And I understand. I think that's interesting because I don't know whether it's true or not. But supposedly someone said maybe we should have some kind of alliance with Netflix's someone suggested that you and you said we want to crush Netflix's Adams John you want to replace net flicks or at least be a very potent competitor refrains US Navy. Some on what I would call not accurate reporting on the New York Times Are hellacious is going to multiple streaming services knowing forward in pretty consistent. I think if you look back over the last year of domain around my conversation that our goal frankly is not to be. Netflix's our goal is to be something different and there are other senior services are starting to show up on the market that clearly different ease for the customer. Hbo Mass is going to have a unique focus in a unique position with the customer in play our game. Our goal is at crush flights. Our goal is to make sure that we meet customer needs engaged every day household. Find something worthwhile in time with us. And that's what we're GONNA see foes I guess they didn't so that was in the New York Times but that was that was not accurate according to so that. That's not a quote from you that that's interesting Anyway but I I guess the reason I led with that John is that I think about net flicks and everything. That's there and from documentaries to movies to programming that they generate themselves. That is a big universe of things that they have how will HBO? Max and I just said you're not going to strive to be everything to all people but you probably do need to add some things to the offering to make it so attractive that people have it in addition to the other streaming services absolutely a clearly customer Nanna. What's current as from kind of traditional media through the pay TV bundle and general entertainment content coming into the streaming world has credible number of choices of what to do with their time and then he going all dynamics in the digital environment about France capabilities to good use generating content? Like there's no question. There's more choice after today than there ever has been in paradise choices. Feel Max Niece resolve needs on the customers. Says you know I'm looking for something? That is this particular need of where I stand right now at my mood or my family situation that it's the first thing you think about that. I can go and no one wanted to find something. That's curious down. Who in meaningful selection of high-quality is Gonna? Hit the mark for me in the consistency. That happening time and time again clearly. The a hallmark more for the bran and for the service. And that's what we believe where you will focus on a more carried. Orderly got such a talented team. It warned me be do dat curate in that fashion just doing it for the demo outstanding the entire family. And you point out that that it's it's not much difference in price from what people are paying for now with with. Hbo So you have done some surveys. And what you saw one out of five people might decide not not to go with with Max. But it's not not much of a difference between just converting what they have now into HBO. Max Oh you don't you. Don't see any churn in that respect a difference were selling at that price day with just the HBO product which is a product that has half as much content is what HBO. Max New Offering Margaret. So you twice content same price and I think if we're seeing all of us everybody who's in the streaming business utility matter fact increasing during these unfortunate moments going through right now at this pandemic that's increasing dramatically so the performance of house value arrive actually increasing as a result. So you know our job is to make sure. The customer finds the equation to be done that for over thirty million customers with a long period of time in our goal is to extend that out beyond the family. I think we've got a really strong probability Andrew John. It's great to see you this morning. And congratulations and good luck on the on. This launched the question. I have two questions. The biggest I think is a distribution question. Which is and. Maybe you can explain what's happened with the likes of comcast parent company of this network. Amazon and Roku which a stoically with been strong distribution partners for the HBO product but are not on board at least from what I understand at the moment with HBO. Max and what that does to your reach a Bra List and distributors who are working with us the traditional and the market is the pay TV. Marcus actually signed on going to carry four. They're going to be successful years with. Hp Amax just like they were HBO along the providers doing that. Frankly you mentioned your parent company I'm optimistic still opportunity for something to be on there. I suspect that there's an opportunity that need other pay. Tv providers are given the vast majority. The ECO system is a likely become interview just useful. Come her moving forward. I think the interesting dynamic you're alluding to is Roma who Amazon at this point elected mocked distributors. I got and I didn't expect first of all have distribution across the entire race. I think must be doing something rightist. Somebody believes now to be more in conflict with your business so I don't necessarily take a bad sign but I do find it a bit ironic when I think banning litigation heard prior to the Time Warner eighteen transaction closing the concern was about withholding content from traditional distributors. And what we have now. We actually have dynamic where we have. New Technology viewers individual H. Who are likely not student and I think that dynamic is an important one understanding shows fast. The market's moving how we got to respond to those changes. I just to follow up with one other question which relates to this which is speak to the marketing challenge which. I think there may be one in terms of getting people to download the APP because some of these cable operators aren't going to necessarily be carrying it as an on demand on the box if you will so so what has to happen given that you do have these multiple brands and getting people to understand that they need to actually go get this. Get this particular product. It's a good question this