35 Burst results for "Harry Potter"
'Harry Potter' Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Federal Judge
"A bizarre crash in florida leaves a federal judge dead at twenty three year. Old north. lauderdale woman. Claimed me harry potter after cops say she killed a federal judge who served the eastern district of new york for seventeen years. They hit and run crash friday morning on a sidewalk in boca raton. Leaves seventy five. Judge said feuerstein dead and a six year. Old boy seriously injured cops arresting tasha snob with first responders say was disoriented an aggressive and claim she was harry potter. According to a police affidavit. Cj papa the washington post reports police found bottles in her bag labeled thc cannabis and drug known to cause erratic behavior
Federal judge killed by hit-and-run driver in Florida
"A federal judge from Long Island is killed by a hit and run driver in Florida, and the suspect later identifies herself to police as Harry Potter. David Folk. Thomas reports News Day reports 75 year old Sandra Feuerstein dying after being struck by vehicle that jumped the curb. A six year old boy was also hit and seriously injured. WPTV reports 23 year old Nest Azia snap was arrested in nearby Delray Beach after crashing her car. She was reportedly acting erratically when taking into custody and unspecified drugs were found in the car snap is facing a charge of vehicular homicide for your steam sat on. The bench in central I slip for the eastern District of New
Slain Capitol Police Officer Will Lie In Honor In The Rotunda
"News. The veteran Capitol police officer who was killed at a security barricade last week, will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next week on Tuesday. Today. Billy Evans, his family is remembering him as a warm, funny, caring man who relished bringing people together. Picture accompanying his family statement shows Evans with his arms wrapped round, his son and daughter dressed for Halloween. It says Evans most cherished moments were spent with Logan and Abigail having lightsaber duels and building with Lego. They recently finished the Harry Potter series, noting his great pride in being a U. S. Capitol police officer. The statement says, friendships Evans enjoyed with fellow officers were one of the best parts of his job. We hold them in our hearts as we know they acutely share our grief. Christi King wt open in and we are also learning that the knife used in the attack was bought the same day at a store in D. C. The owner of District cutlery in Union market confirming to us that suspect no Green bought it from his store. Shop owner Derrick Swanson, telling us Green was calm during the transaction, and no red flags were raised. Knife cost $300 and is considered what's called a delicate knife that you might see when it cover Turkey. Swanson says Using such a weapon in the stabbing could cause the blade to
Capitol police officer to lie in honor at rotunda April 13
"Officer who was killed at a security barricade last week, will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda next Tuesday. Today, Billy Evans family is remembering him. As a warm, funny, caring man who relished bringing people together. The picture. Accompanying his family statement shows Evans with his arms wrapped round, his son and daughter dressed for Halloween. It says Evans most cherished moments were spent with Logan and Abigail having lightsaber duels and building with Lego. They recently finished the Harry Potter series, noting his great pride in being a U. S. Capitol Police officer. The statement says, friendships Evans enjoyed with fellow officers were one of the best parts of his job. Quote. We hold them in our hearts as we No, they acutely share our grief. Christi King. W T o
'Chernobyl' and 'Harry Potter' actor Paul Ritter dies at 54
"Actor Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumor at the age of fifty four I marches are a letter with a look at his career Paul Ritter was known for his versatility he played an engineer blamed for a mistake at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the HBO drama Chernobyl he appeared as the wizard Eldred warble in Harry potter and the half blood prince he portrayed a member of a mysterious organization in the James Bond film quantum of solace British audiences knew him for the sitcom Friday night dinner he was nominated for a Tony Award in two thousand eight for his role in the Norman conquests
Duncan Laurence on the Success of 'Arcade'
"I'm so happy to welcome dunkin lawrence. Thank you for having need thinks. Yeah i'm good. I just did the today show. And we will recordings in everything and it's almost a at the end of the day here. So yeah i'm fine. How are you. i'll while on great with that. You had a much more exciting day than me. How everything where are you right now. Are you in the damn. actually yes. so it's a big time difference here. So i had my whole day already done that. It's just it was such an amazing day to be able to record for a us tv for the first time. It was my first performance. Ever and i had a great time doing. I'm so excited. All that's awesome congratulations. I mean so many things congratulate for me just the success of arcade. It's amazing it must be strange for you in a way because the song winds eurovision back in two thousand nineteen. When did you realize it was blowing up all over again. That was crazy. It was actually a couple of months ago. I got this message from my manager at he was saying. I think he should have a look at what's happening on tiktok gives arcades pulling up and a lot of harry potter fans were using the song to recreate scenes from movies to kind of make mouth away in her mind which are like sworn enemies in the movies fall in love with each other and then used loving you is us losing game under that as attack right so it was so fun to watch that but ever since it just spreads so so far like it reached other digital platforms platforms and just like social media. it's yeah. It really has blown
Nicolas Flamel and the Philosopher's Stone
"If you're a harry potter fan the name nicholas fla mel is probably bringing some bells for you. Nicholas and his wife. Paranoia are mentioned in jk rollings. I harry potter and the philosopher's stone. They're both over six hundred years old. Because in the novel nicholas has discovered a magical artifact that makes him immortal in the united states. this object is known as the sorcerer's stone but for simplicity. I'm gonna stick to the british term philosopher's stone now supposedly this stone is incredibly powerful legends about it have been around for about two thousand years. They say it has the power to turn any metal into gold. And it's connected to this beverage called the of life which keeps you alive forever. It's not super clear of the philosopher's stone makes the elixir. Or if it actually is the elixir or if the recipe for the stone is close enough to the elixir. That if you can make one you can make the other either way. The central idea is consistent. If you discover the philosopher's stone you can become immortal. Ancient accounts describe the stone. Bright red and it wasn't really a stone at all. it was actually more like a powder or a fluid something you'd add to a bubbling vile to create anything. You want and i do mean anything. See alchemists just trying to get rich and achieve immortality. They were trying to unlock the fundamental secrets of the universe. Like why lead is led and knock gold or why me and not someone else and the idea was that with a for stone you could transform anything or anyone into whatever you want it. And it's not like there's just one stone because according to out chemical tradition you can actually make a philosopher's stone so researchers weren't necessarily trying to locate one. They were trying to create it. Supposedly the closest anyone ever got was this guy named nicholas flannel.
Ron Johnson Makes Senate Read 600-Page COVID Relief Bill Aloud
"Got to this morning's official debate on the coronavirus relief bill in the Senate Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, decided to make a show of his opposition to the bill by having the Senate clerks read out loud the entire 628 page thing. New York Times notes as a point of reference that the sixth Harry Potter book clocked in at 652 pages, and many of you know how thick that was, By the way, that was Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince. In case you were wondering Imagine reading the whole half blood Prince allowed without a break. The relief bill took 10 hours and 44 minutes at about the same length. Here's 44 seconds of what that was like. Section 27 oh five funding for grants for healthcare providers to promote mental health among their health Professional workforce section 27 06 funding for community based funding for local substance use. Disorder Services section 27 oh seven funding for community based funding for local behavior. Health needs section 27 away funding for the National child Traumatic Stress Network. Section 27 09 funding for Project Aware section 27 10 funding for you Suicide prevention section 27 11 funding for behavioral health, workforce, education and training. Section 27 12 funding for pediatric mental health care access section 27 13 funding for expansion grants for certified community behavioral health. on it went. The reading ended at just after two in the morning. Washington Time
Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy Will Reportedly Allow for Transgender Characters
"The new harry potter game is going to allow trans characters. The next harry potter video game will allow players to customize their character's voice body type and gender placement for the school dormitories taking strive. Towards inclusivity controversies stemming from comments by series creator. Jk rowling that were seen as transphobic. Hogwarts legacy is scheduled for twenty twenty two. I'm sorry is scheduled for eight. Twenty twenty two release from publisher one interactive entertainment inc. and developer avalanche software. When players started the game will be able to create a character. That has a masculine feminine voice. No matter what their body looks like. According to people familiar with the game's development the people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press players will then get to select one of two options which or wizard that will determine the dorm they get placed in at the magic of hogwarts and how they are addressed by other characters in the game although this level of customization has grown more common in video games in his no longer unusual. It's no worthy for hogwarts legacy last summer rowling made several comments that were widely viewed as demeaning towards trans transgender people and denounced by many including harry potter film stars daniel radcliffe and emma watson. The comments also rattled some people working on the game. Bloomberg reported as a result some members of the hogwarts legacy development team have fought to make the game as inclusive as possible pushing for the character customisation and even a transgender character to be added. There was resistance from management. At first the people familiar with the project said but currently the character customisation is included in the game. A wonder whether spokesperson declined to comment last month. Hogwarts legacy faced more controversy after gaming journalist liam robertson revealed that tony leave it. Senior producer at salt lake city based avalanche may dozens of youtube videos attacking feminism and quote unquote social justice. He also expressed support for gamer gate a loose community of who harass journalists and game developers for voicing progressive us reset era one of the largest video game for one of the largest video game forums enacted a total ban on threads for promotional media. End quote around hogwarts legacy in the wake of that discovery in raleigh's comments leave. It didn't respond for request for comment.
Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes
"Bind today told reporters he is sticking with his nominee for White House budget director despite objections from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. NPR's Scott Horsley reports matching says he'll vote against nominee Neera Tanden because of her past partisan remarks. Neera Tanden is a longtime Democratic policy advisor who served in both the Clinton and Obama administration's. But it's her sharp elbowed Twitter feed. That's put her nomination in jeopardy, with critics on both the right and the left. Hand and apologize for tweets, comparing Senator Ted Cruz to a vampire and Lycan in GOP leader Mitch McConnell to a Harry Potter villain. But mansion warns her overtly partisan statements could have a toxic impact on congressional relations with the budget office. Given Democrats razor thin margin in the Senate Mansions defection could Sink Tendons nomination unless a Republican senator across the aisle and supports her.
interview With Ustadh Asim Khan
"Today. We have a guest who must allow is What we call hitting his hat trick on the on the podcast. 'cause this is fed periods. And that's exactly why it doesn't need any introduction. Masha llah It's our very own. Stop us on joining us this time of actually it said i'm ali consortium while they salamina the law and Doug missile three-time hatrick you get the hat trick. Bonus blades but how you doing okay. I'm very well and I really appreciate been given us all to sit with you. Get an shot lava in Interesting conversation cha thank you for taking the time. I guess i'm in a couple of things that are different from lost. You know the the Fest two times. I guess that you joined us. I guess the first thing is you will with us you know. We were together physically in the same space in the in the studio Now obviously because of events over the pasta zero so You know we have to connect remotely virtually in other words and the second difference. Is that in terms of what we're going to be discussing. Usually we talk about a lot right when we have discussions and today it's not directly related to the hold on. It's more going to be focused on the sierra which is interesting because We haven't we haven't yet on the on the podcast that we've done here had like a proper compensation on this era so i think it's a good opportunity to to get into the of course we've touched on aspects of it but not like a dedicated focus conversation on this year so that should be interesting and before we started recording. Ah realized that You recognize something in my bookshelf. That that we go. I'm pointing at right now. That's my salon salon. Book the heart of the on his commentary and so they seed and we. We are going to speak about books as well today. Write checks and we're gonna talk about some exciting new projects as well. Yes definitely in. Charlotte are super announcement to make Some point jolla. But you know what point you made it in the beginning about how things are different now right so meeting. Virtually and in many ways. There's lots of things got to lose out on the company of each other being one of them and the brotherhood that comes with it But i don't know if you know this but many many years ago i used to work as a pharmacy manager and it was part of a big corporation and read had this appraisal. So you sit down with the guy who's aligned manager took about what you're gonna and talk about what you know other challenges i think is particularly correct that these so basically he the by lineman's game piece of advice and When he said it. That's pretty deep actually and during this whole lockdown and pandemic time that we've been going through that has been ringing in my mind. So basically what he said was awesome. Was what makes a successful business wasn't number one quality that makes us successful business and i was like this that and he's like no. It's actually the ability to adapt house. I interesting he goes yet. Look we're in a crowded marketplace And things are changing all the time and small changes If you don't keep up with them you get left behind very quickly. As a cutthroat business say goes if we adapt continuously to the changes that we will be we will be successful and economic of the business mind and putting that into maybe a spiritual place. I think that looking up. The prophecy salaam for example is a real manifestation of this like you think about how his life began when he's reaching age of fourteen which is usually the comfort zone for many people. He's williston upside down. He's made a profit of law and a messenger to humanity and people that loved him. No hate him. And he's got the way to the world on his shoulders and he doesn't crumble sapan he adepts and every day today because things didn't stay the same from that day until the day passes away twenty three years later What days of loss of sorrow of fighting of dealing with abuse of you know. Unbelievable things happen during his life. So feel like this pandemic Though this so much negativity when you think about it yeah also and there's a lot. There's a lot of positivity we can take chrome especially on that perspective of how the adapt is probably how you succeed
Sarah Chalke Talks Rick & Morty
"About what a dream career in acting might be. Sarah Chalke has sort of had it. She's been on some of the best love TV shows of all time, Roseanne. Scrubs How I met your mother. Not too shabby, right? But you know things must be slowing down during the pandemic for actors. Well, not for Sarah. Now she's part of the one of the most popular shows during this pandemic, the animated series Rick and Morty, where she does the voice of Beth Sanchez. I had the chance to talk with Sarah Chalke out in Vancouver, British Columbia last year after season four of the show rap. We talk from her home, NBC. Don't worry, I wasn't NBC hears our conversation. Hi, Sarah. How are you? Hey, I'm great. Nice to talk to you. Where are you? I'm in British Columbia and s O feel like you'd be here. You're still able to work right? You're on Rick and Morty. It's animated show. Are you still able to do voices? Yes, I'm I've been recording three cartoons up here, and it's been such an interesting adventure to find like the most acoustically positive sound And really, that's like a dead sense. You have to find somewhere small and s O. I started out in the lower bunk bed surrounded by every do they and pillow that was available to me and then try taking the kids play tent and duct taping seven moving blankets around it. Um and then you know you're in this kind of like dark space. And then I take like make a stack with like a thing of poker chips and Harry Potter books and then bounced the microphone on top and hope for the best. And I also say that like Beth on Rick and Morty Is not like a A super kid friendly cartoon character like No. Are you worried about your kids here in here and what's going on with mom in the room? So what if he like up and you know you're recording off campus in a sound contained sound booth? Um, so yeah, yeah, that's also been part of this figure out a way to not only keep the dogs from barking, um, and hearing birds, but also, uh, the Children not hearing you. So it's an interesting um Dynamic. They get to have some really loud. Screen time, huh? Get they get to watch their iPad as loud as they want so that mom could say rated r things into a microphone in the bunk bed. Totally. I mean, I was already worried about like my daughter who's three going to preschool and like she loves we have all the Rick and Morty like stuffed animals, and plus, she's and so she'll play with them. If you like, mister Q. B Butthole. Yeah, I don't know how that's gonna go over playing that with other Children. It's been really amazing to see how big Rick and Morty has become, like I remember when it was sort of like this little niche. Animated chauffeur for nerds and for You know, for people who like really kind of sophisticated comedy, and then it just becomes this worldwide phenomenon. And it made me think about your character, Beth. So for people who haven't seen the show, can you tell me who Beth was when you started and sort of who she's become, as the serious has gone on. Yes. Oh, so she's the sort of mother of the family. Um, Rick and Morty is the grandfather of the grandson. And you think you're gonna watch this grandfather grandson? Go on these like wild sci fi adventures. But what it ends up going into is like these real kind of rough family dynamics and on day kind of You know, not just this sci fi cartoon but asking these existential questions like if life is meaningless, and there are infinite universes, does anything really matter? So that's rickon Gordy in general, and then the best starting out kind of that, you know, as the Matriarch of the family and playing the mom and then over time, And as the seasons went on, you find out how much she is like her dad and the fact that when she was little, he had to build her a secret world. Because she was making whips to make people like her and mind control hair clips. As a young girl. You find out that she is kind of a lot like her dad, and and then and then, as the seasons go on. She wants to either stay or leave, And we don't know if she's a clone or not a clone, and that's been super fun to play kind of death. And then this alternate best as well. Space that it's funny like it. Z must be a challenge to sort of play your character and also sort of more sinister. We're like, deceptive version of your character. But it's all the same voice like You're not changing too much, you know. Yeah, Totally, totally. It's been. It's been super fun, and obviously we didn't know at any point that that was coming like we just get the scripts as we get them. We have no knowledge of. You know what's happening down the road in the future, so that part's so fun. I mean, to see like a Rick and Morty script in My Inbox is one of my favorite things because the minds of Justin Royal and and Dan Harmon are Unbelievable. There. So the scripture so smart and so funny and so wild. I love them. It's the number to show in all of North America like we were looking at in the US anyway. We were looking at the survey was conducted in the US to see what TV shows were being binge the most during the pandemic. So number one friends. Friends is number one. Right? Yes, I love it. I'm a big friends fan. And then sort of like the anti friends Rick and Morty is is not know that his number two in some states record is number one. What do you make of it? What do you make of it that during the pandemic, it's gotten even more successful. That's really cool. I didn't know that. I think I think people want to laugh and people want to escape into another world. And I think that it's a You know, a time for For a real need for for comedy, and the growth of It has been interesting to watch kind of through the eyes of comic con over the years like we would go to comic con You're one. It hasn't been released yet. So all the questions were to Dan Harmon about community and then the next year, it was like a couple of weeks walking around and then the next It was like a sea of Mr Poopy bottles and bricks and all these different characters was kind of cool. I get to see how it's how it's growing, but I'm glad it's bringing people less. Is it this time? Is it ever a bit intense? Like I know that I know that Even Dan and Justin, the folks behind the show have had to come out and talk to the fans of the show. Because they could be intense. They could be a bit toxic. That could be a bit sort of awful. Now when we're talking about a pretty small Group of fans of the show, but I can't imagine what that's like to be sort of in it to be in in the show, with all that's going on. Yeah, it is. It is wild. The degree to which you know I can't watch all the little pieces and I am you know, I think that That, you know, I don't. I don't actually read a ton of those, uh, those sites and comments, but I think it's It's cool how passionate people are about it. It reminds me because when you started, I think the first way we all knew you was when you were on when you were on Roseanne and you were brought in court famously, is second Becky. Like one of the biggest shows of the nineties, You replaced the original actress who played the daughter Becky, until the original Becky came back again. From what? I understand you were in high school in Canada, and then it got that gig. Yeah, it was crazy. I was 16 when I auditioned and I I was living in Vancouver and working on a couple things that were filming up here, but really haven't done anything under very much. And and, uh, got this audition and put myself on tape. And, um, I think we even like Mailed a VHS tape, You know, down to the states, and they called and said, We're gonna fly you down for an audition on day were seven of us and all the others were like 21 living in L. A actresses and all of us were doing this scene with Glenn Quinn. Who played Mark back his husband and the whole scene was like making out. You're making out with him. And you're like, you know, get job. The gas station, baby. Come and get it down to the gas station, baby. Come here. That was the same like there's this 24 year old, handsome Irish actor. How am I gonna remember one line and they said we'll let you know within a week. And then, a week later, they called back and said, Okay, come back tomorrow and do a scene with Roseanne and was like on the infamous coach on the set, and they were calling out. You know, camera numbers and having a laugh track and seeing if you could kind of adjust to those elements, and then they called and said, You got it. And Remember going to a party that night and telling a couple people and it just sounded so crazy. Sounded crazy. Yeah. Sounded crazy that you were in. You were in high school, and you were telling people having to be on the number one sitcom in the world. They would have been right to be like They're not. You're not like taking over for someone else like they're gonna not have like It just sounded insane. And we already had, like great seven. We already had, like someone like lied about being on the mini pops. Remember the many pox which were so amazing? I don't I don't know. The minibar like a Canadian band was like a Canadian kids. And you would like You know they would sing covers, and they were dressed these cool eighties clothes and they were amazing and someone in our schools that they were going to be in the mini pops. That wasn't true. So all the sudden I felt this feeling of like I'm lying about being in many parts, and then so then I kind of spread it on our school pretty quick. And then they called me back on Monday morning, and they said We're having cold feet about replacing Becky. So we don't know if we're gonna do it. We will do will pick you if we do it, but we're gonna put you on hold for four months. We're going to tell you in September just got this is jumping. You couldn't be a Minnie Bob situation, right? You're gonna have to go back to all of them ago. No, no, they change their mind like all you have Sara? Sure they did Change your mind. And then you then you find out Yeah. And then s O was my great 12 year and, um And I would go back and forth because they would shoot two or three weeks on one week off. So we would shoot Monday to Thursday. I would get on a plane first thing Friday morning and be at school in Canada on Friday afternoon and then and then fly back Sunday night or stay home for a week if we had a week off and kind of commuting back and forth I'm really interested in people like you who have On gun traditional first big gig like I was talking to Linda Cardellini the other day who played Lindsay on Freaks and geeks, Right? And you know, so there you go. She's her big break. Is this show that considered to be the greatest show of all time and then gets canceled after one season and I said, You know, what does that do for you for the rest of your career, and similarly for you your first Big is to replace beloved Actor. In a show that is the number one show on that, and it was it was controversial. When it happened, it was people couldn't believe that it was happening. And then I wonder if that taught you anything in your career going forward, whether it had hardened to you or heart And you do you think it did something to you? I think both of those things I think, you know, I mean, because Yeah, came. She would least he was Becky from seasons 1 to 5. I was six and seven. She came back for the beginning of eight. And then I came back for the rest of eight. And for nine. And so it was definitely, you know. As a kid. Um, it's you know, it's confusing and hard when they brought her back, and then they called this. Okay. Now, will you come back? And and so that piece, I think, um Was the challenging part of it for sure, And the other piece that was challenging was just going from complete obscurity to going on the number one show, and then you're at that age where gynecology just kind of wanna blend of a sudden that piece of it was it was hard, but they incredible part was the obvious, unbelievable gift of working with John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf and Roseanne and Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki and Sandra Bernhardt. And I mean it was It was crazy. It was like stepping into having not really worked out much to working with this top, unbelievably talented comedians and just watching them. Work and what They would do with a script from a Monday morning table read Till Thursday night Tape night. It was such a huge learning experience and so so interesting and obviously You know, open so many doors for me. I mean, I was Like my entire diamonds, girls. My nickname was second package would be like we got second back in the seventies. Really Good. Yeah. Yeah,
GameStop Stock Soars as Reddit Investors Take On Wall Street Bets
"Stop the video game retailer. Stock has rallied over six hundred eighty percent this month and in the last couple of days the stocks volatility has pretty much everyone talking. So what's going on. First of all game stop is for the average mall going consumer dying brand a relic of simpler times when we used to have to physically go to the store and wait in line for the newest call of duty or for the latest harry potter book. So it's no surprise. That game stop has been a target for wall street shortsellers its demise has been foregone conclusion. So short and game stop. That is betting that game stop would continue to. Depreciate could have been a good bet except short-selling is risky and your losses if you lose that bad or basically limitless since there's no cap on how valuable the company has bet against could become so even riskier if stock you've shorted starts going up. You can essentially cut your losses without getting too in the weeds market mechanics here. When a lot of short seller's designed to cut their losses on a shorted stock. That's now suddenly going up it triggers. What's called a short squeeze. Demand goes up. Supply goes down. Price goes up more shortsellers. Try to cut their losses. It's a vicious cycle and one that can result in massive losses for their shortsellers and giant prophets for those who've invested in the stock on the way up which is when a popular reddit. Forum called wall street bets figured out that game stop was the most shorted stock in the us markets. It wasn't hard to convince reddit users in the forum to buy up enough stock in game. Stop to trigger that short squeeze making retail investors of bundle and sticking it to the wall street big guys in the process. This was all encouraged in many ways by high profile investors with a hefty social media presence. Jamaa only petia tweeted that he'd bet on the stock increasing himself cameron winkle voss of the winkle vi- suggested he might go along on the stock and must only tweeted that he was aware of the situation just aware of the situation in game. Stop took off again. In after hours. Trading and to wall street bets credit. The plan worked amid game. Stops rally shortsellers on wall. Street have accumulated over five billion dollars in losses year to date and that includes nine hundred million loss on monday and one point six billion lost on friday. As you're about to hear hedge fund. Melvin capital took an enormous loss on the bet so much so that rumors of bankruptcy were swirling on that wall street. Bet sub reddit. But the founder of melvin told our own andrew ross sorkin. The rumors aren't true. Here's andrew now some breaking news this morning on this game stop story. We've been reporting all morning. Having talked to gay. Plock into runs. Melvin capital gay. Plotkin saying that. Melvin capital has been out closed out its position in the stock force. That company was Firm i should say with short looks like lost a ton of money but short that company up through Before the end of the close yesterday but Gabe saying that They got out yesterday afternoon. Of course the question is what happens now. Game stop a game. Stop shares Melvin capital had to take in an additional close to three billion dollars in new capital citadel. Coming to the rescue along with point seventy two. This is a remarkable saga With game stop so many of these investors no really no longer really investing on the fundamentals of what's happening against up but more just continue to push up the stock and we've seen so many folks like you on musk. Go take to twitter about it. Chihua- polly fanning the flames. So there's a lot of fan fan. Flame fanning taking place right now big questions about regulators where they are what they should be doing a lot of criticism and critique online as saying that if you think manipulation what do you think wall street is doing everyday to us the retail investors so. There's a sort of a pop psychology dynamic at play. And i think we're all we're all learning and try and understand what it means but also what it means in the future for the ability of retail investors to get together on places like read it and other places Form an army of sorts and try to push up The stocks in in certain cases like this. So i'm at a loss for words. Joe i really am where are the regulators and is this just the beginning situation. We all do have a lot to say on this but you you obviously have a lot to san. That's interesting but obviously the plane with the calls. And you're you're seeing calls that are one hundred dollars out of the money going for nineteen dollars and things that you've got markups going from two billion to twenty five billion. Obviously everything you're saying we understand. This is this is a game obviously and these guys. When i put five dollars on a ncaa game that. I don't care that much about that's the same as jemaah putting a couple of hundred grand on some calls or lan or any of the guys were talking about this. I think it's kind of responsible. The kind of laughing about it laughing all the way to the bank. But you know there are market makers that have to take. How'd you like to be short some of these calls. Can you imagine being short some of these calls. Especially if you're not covering i mean you can lose. You can lose ten times your money. Unlike a regular investment where only lose one hundred percent. I mean this this this makes this makes bitcoin look like t-bills if you think there's speculation and crypto when you when you look at something like and now they're looking for the next mark right they'll find another game stop once they're done with game stop but in the meantime there's gonna be blood all over understand why i understand why elon musk is doing it. He hates the shorts. They've you know he's right. Thinks it's a game where he's playing a game to understand he's playing the game too. I don't understand why tomatoes doing this. I don't understand why the winkle loss guys doing this. I mean this is i. It's nothing about me. Said too much money it and if you if you think people look unkindly at the wealthy at this point like wait till you see what happens with with the retail investor who gets sucked into thing and gets caught in the trap with who can't afford to lose the money like these guys are doing. I'll tell you the thing there. There really is a merry band of retail investors. Out there both already but increasingly and this is what i think even more concerning i spent a lotta time night reporting this out but also spending time on the in some of these rooms there are places people are going out into encrypted rooms onto telegram onto signal where they where they effectively are planning their next raid. Where they're trying to look to say. Okay where can we do. You know who can we take down next. In this case it was capital that they were seeking to take down. That's why i think the news today that they're out maybe potentially a turning point. I don't know. I don't. I don't know what turns this stock back into some kind of a normal
Spotify tries out audiobooks with help from some celebrity Narrators
"Spotify has released. Nine new exclusive audio books. The books themselves are public domain but the performances by celebrities. David does brooke narrates mary. Shelley's frankenstein forest whittaker reads the narrative of the life of frederick douglas and american slave and hilary swank narrates kate shop the awakening spotify is also releasing a companion podcast called sitting with the classics hosted by harvard. Professor glenda carpio last year spotify partnered with visiting world to release weekly chapter instalments of harry potter and the sorcerer's stone. Although the verge notes this no longer appears to be listed on spotify
Yarning & Darning, Meatloaf Catapult, naughty Limericks, Raptor piles. - burst 7
"Newspapers. And we them to a trump or indeed a trombone. And so i i up on the ocoee. This This session we have women. Crates genderless pack of playing cards so at queen trump king So in the day and age where we're conscientious and i'm passionate about gender equality. Have you ever stopped to wonder why. The male monarchs still trump's queen in a pack of cards. This is something that doesn't sit right with a twenty three year old indian. Melnick says she decided to take matters into her hands. The forensic psychology graduate spent a while thinking about how she can make a change after a lot of trialing creating agenda listen race neutral deck of cards king queen and jack instead replaced with gold silver and bronze the gupta modern set of cards of the modern world. If we have the skyrocketed the king is worth more than the queen and this subtle inequality influences people in their daily lives. But it makes me think though is the joker the joke i mean would he be like a unit. Would he be genderless. So there'd be no bell shaking his head. How does one play old made. Now could all may be an old queen maybe Maybe it's just all three contract and the data shown off the incredible harry potter theme secret. Hideaway cry different. Dalton the cupboard under the stairs his creation is far from the dusty room full of spiders. Harry called his bedroom and does the household with dad finishing the project in time to unveil it to his eight year old daughter at christmas. The outside of the cup is decorated with portrayed and the fat lady who caused the engines to griffin tower with visitors having to know the correct password to gain access the dole then swings open to reveal raven clo- flag the house in which is door to assorted into and the floating candles hanging from the ceiling. But i'm just thinking the dad is correct. Corrected is wondrous harry potter kingdom for his daughter. They can have to have an extension especially for hagrid. Who's a slightly wider. 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Apparently they did feel that they had the patent pass which was access to lara's and finally the first preserved dinosaur bottle is perfect and unique paleontologist said the first dina. Dinosaur battle ever discovered the shedding light. Where the sun doesn't shine the discovery reveals how dinosaurs use this multi-purpose opening scientifically known as the local vent off all all three items here number one two and breeding as well the dinosaurs dairy so preserved research. You could see the remnants a small bulges on its back door which my house musky scent glands. The reptile possibly used during courtship. I mean in this case. I wonder if these press stark poopers ever had hemorrhoids. It could it could indeed be a ruptured raptor. Okay okay so we have. The twenty-first limerick in the twenty one salute for the president joe biden. And i think we we do we do without a doubt have to do a a desert. there's no doubt we have to do. We have to do one of the ones. There was a young lady named hitchen who was scratching across in the kitchen. Her mother said rose. It's a crabs. I suppose she said yes in. The bug is rich in okay. So let's open the antique anglo. Ach so in the anglo and got this week we have some more foods We have the bird's-eye custody trifle So basically for all of our listeners. All around the world who did not travelers at the bottom. You have canned fruit. That has jello and jelly. And then there's a layer of English custard in the middle and then it's whipped cream on top and you have lashings of sherry. I remember many years ago. My mother will attest to this are is at school. And they were serving trifle and the gentleman who was serving it In gave me a dollop of this trifle. And i said i do. Hope this sherry in it sir. My mother always put sherry in the costed. Seventy one like sasa i one bird's-eye custard a trifle custard. And then i never remember this but capris did instant mashed potato now. I know that was an advert where there were basically robots doing the smash potato And they were making this robert sip-it like cement mashed potato and that was something that we ate in the as well instant mashed potato and then you had the delicious caramel banana flavored angel. Delight is basically for americans pudding and it's a powder mixed it with milk stirred it up. And then i think. Let it in the fridge for a little bit. And you have the most delicious pudding the caramel or or salted caramel whatever. It was and the banana flavor. Were out of this world. It was like heaven heaven in a little glass bowl and all the other children in the eighties. Were were eating that but the best of all legs gentlemen. Let me introduce you to via natta. Now i think we have via netter every sunday during During the summer is an ice cream. Basically and it was layers of creamy Vanilla ice cream with very slender pieces of dark chocolate spread all the way through. It was like an dot chocolate bars and chocolate on top. We've creamy vanilla ice cream and let it melted a little bit because you don't want to completely frozen and it was absolutely delicious and some of the people on twitter would say in celebration also the vetter always sought the annetta. Look like cuttlefish vice versa. thursday night always shopping night. Vinet gone by eight o'clock It was supposed to lost to wake lived on these during three power cut. Three power cuts. We just left them outside the floor out. Veneta was only served in a sunday dinner. it was a classier ice cream any other night. It was the awful vanilla from the plastic tub and a mate with trying to impress a girl invited around for a meal border veneta for pudding but left it in his bag and it started to melt. He genuinely believed that if he stuck it in the freezer reconfigure and it did not Every time we went to my aunt betty's it was the pudding choice then at a hands down hands up everybody who spent ages trying to cut through the bottom layer frozen chocolate before realizing it was the brown plastic tray. So there we go. That's the Antique anglo ark. This week we have veneta bird's-eye Trifle and we had the angel delight delicious dessert three marvelously. Nine hundred eighty s desserts. So thank you very much. Listening to the podcast is been a momentous week. The world changes week. Isn't it so nice to have boring game either. The boring Regiments have government going on as normal without hysteria twitter 'isms and everything else. So we had all twenty one limerick salute for the irish heritage of joe biden. And thank you very much. For listening to the podcast. This week we did ever touch on. Liz hurley's bikini marmalade exploits. We didn't touch on me trying to reintroduce the perfect baked potato. We have time next week. Folks we have plenty of time. We have all the time in the world to discuss The wondrous Baked potato and how you should cook it. abbas hurley making marmalade in a bikini. Which i think. I'm going to try this week and then i'm going to maybe a champagne marmalade in a in a in probably a man caney bar style this week and hopefully there won't be any smattering without a doubt. But it's been lovely to have you here Lovely to have you on the podcast. This week keep coming cauliflower cheese and cheese on twitter at keep coming cauliflower cheese on instagram likened subscribe. i'm across spotify apple music Also i'm a shoot in iheart radio pandora everywhere people everywhere and yes logging. Enjoy it I mean it may be something. Maybe i could send you a sleep at night. If you're insomniac it could be. It could be the you know the better than the sound machine. 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10 Trivia Questions on Fictional Sports Teams
"We're gonna jump into today's episode fictional sports teams. Give you the team. You tell me what franchise it is from here. We go fictional sports teams. I'll give you the name of the team. You tell me what franchise it's from might be a book a movie a tv show video game at cetera. Here's question number one. The springfield isotopes number one. The springfield isotopes. What franchise is that. From number one fictional sports teams number two that chug lee cannons number. Two the charlie cannons and question. Number three the rancho cain high. Toro's number three the rancho cain high. Toro's number three and number four mean machine number four mean machine followed by number five milwaukee beers number five the milwaukee beers question number six the flint michigan tropics number six the flint michigan tropics number six and number seven the south central louisiana state mud dogs number seven the south central louisiana state mud dogs three questions to go on fictional sports teams number eight. The washington sentinels number eight. The washington sentinels and number nine. The new new york. Mets the new new york mets. And your last one number ten district. Five in what franchise movie tv show etc. Would there be a fictional. Sports team called district five. Those are all of your fictional sports teams. Hopefully you were able to identify most of them. We'll be right back in just a second to see if you pulled it off. We are back with the answers to fictional sports teams. Let's see how you did number one. The springfield isotopes. That of course was the simpsons which makes sense because simpsons fan. Luke mckay wrote these questions. Thank you luke. For sending him to me number the canons. That is harry potter quidditch team. In harry potter that shuttling cannons number. Three the rancho. Cain high toro's that was bring it on the cheerleading movie. Bring it on. I'm received that on a date in eighth grade way back in the day. It's an okay movie number. Four mean machine. The longest yard that is from the longest yard mean machine number. Five milwaukee beers is basketball one of my favorite trey parker matt stone movies bastketball number six to flint michigan tropics semi pro semipro with will ferrell and woody harrelson. This is a movie nobody really talks about. But it's pretty funny. Semipro number seven d south central louisiana state mud dogs. That is the waterboy the water boy number eight the washington sentinels is the replacements a football movie the replacements number nine the new york mets is futurama. Futurama and number ten district five is from the mighty ducks franchise the mighty ducks. I don't know much about real sports but boy. I had fun hosting this one on fictional sports teams. Hope you had fun playing along. If you like the show lever of you get free stuff from me in the mail. Just let me know that you did it. By emailing ryan buds at g mail dot com. We have one more for you. Call the fact of the day and the fact of the day is before toilet. Paper was invented. americans used to use corn cobs. That's right nothing like an ice corncob to wipe your bum before toilet paper now. you know.
Custom Commands for Common Actions
"Hey there terry here. It is wednesday and this is your flash briefing for today today. Want to talk about some fun. You can have with your custom routines as you may know. A routine is a single command that you can say to lexi or for that matter it can be time to just happen. Automatically at a certain time and then lexi carries out a number of commands. But the interesting thing is you could also use this feature to create a custom command for one particular action. And i'll give you an example on. It's really fun. So my daughter is really into harry potter books. Right now and there's this spell. And harry potter limos and that turns their wand essentially into a flashlight so we thought hey this would be kinda cool. She's got some. Led lights up around her room that if she could say to lexi lexi luma's that her lights in her room would turn on and we did that and the way you do that. Is you simply go into your lexi app to set up a routine you go into the app you click on the more by the more button icon in the bottom. You click on routines and then you click on the plus button. Then you're going to click on enter routine named give it a name and then when this happens you click on that and you choose voice and you type in that custom command that you want to use to control whatever action and then you go to the next step and you add that action and really. This is cool because now you can control just about any action that you can think of with just about any custom command that you can think of and so my daughter's having fun Setting up routines to do different things. That are lights based on different harry potter spells. And it's a lot of fun.
Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week
"That's just flying off store shelves? Boxes. John SOC A As the story. The book is called the Promised Land, and it was written by none other than Barack Hussein. Obama, the former president's memoirs selling like a new Harry Potter. How about 1.7 Million copies in just its first week is a big numbers big enough That sales are among the highest ever for a non fiction book. Michelle Obama's becoming also a major hit. Selling 10 million copies worldwide since 2018 back in 2000 and seven author J. K. Rowling is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold over a million copies in the 1st 24 hours of release, John Saucy, a Fox News and from the Rexall
"harry potter" Discussed on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)
"I cover independent film and words and i'm mark ellis. I'm a stand up comic rotten. Tomatoes correspondent and i am not happy jacqueline. Because i'm not thrilled with the house. That i got in the sorting hat hogwarts harry potter were. I'm not thrilled with it at all and that is going to say that i am in hustle path which i would rather live under the stairs to be honest with you honestly. Them's just the brakes man. I mean you could be like harry and convinced the sorting had to put you in a different house. But i'm just gonna go ahead and say that the computer doesn't work that way. It's going to tell you where you belong here. We want an audience with the hat. That's i want. You could get an audience with the hat. Okay well in case you can tell by our first part of the conversation today. We're talking about harry potter. That's right and all of them literally. All of the movies in the original series and this episode is actually based off of rotten tomatoes article. That is all the harry potter movies ranked from worst to best buy tomato meter..
"harry potter" Discussed on Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
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"harry potter" Discussed on Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
"I met bob and this is harry potter in the sacred text and i'll post addition welcome back to the hot seat matt thank you last time you were in conversation with vanessa joining outpost and now we get out showing her because she's away and we hear that makes me nervous i don't i don't know how i feel about i'm happy to be here let's just say that what i listen to i don't know if you were my field ad supervisor for the constant i did before harry potter and the sacred text with even glint inverness design that's right and in fact i think ultimate history would be that big win in my eyes and i suggested it to you watch direct supervision i'm pretty sure that's what happened is that wedding idea came from i'm fairly certain that is what happened well i recall speaking to you about maybe that's had already spoke about it but i remember actually even saying you need a second person or third person why even esa wall i think it's my friends wow this is a breakthrough thank you matt so this wonderful podcast i'm glad to have you back here so today i wanna talk to you about tradition tradition is a word that i used a really resent i thought really yeah i thought traditional old bad it was like all stupid excluding including people like had about like traditional something really negative and then empower because you and my teacher i feel like i really become a fan of tradition and i've actually changed what tradition means in my brain so i wanna i wanna explore that theme of tradition edition today because i think it's really important for us to think about as we do harry potter in the sacred text where we're doing very traditional greeting practices like like geo and hovered but we're doing it with a very untraditional text in harry potter and i wanna talk about the kind of ethics of tradition when can you borrow something when should you not lincoln you claim tradition what pop some tradition can you leave behind and still have it be authentic all of those kind of questions you said you'd just like tradition because it's old and badness good people and i guess i would say i remember when i spoke to you about in are supervision but i guess i would say yes old in bed and excludes people but i guess i think of tradition as a process and tradition tends to be used by people who want the real that as a blood and as if it's one thing that never changes and if you notice something different than i'm taking my tradition pitcher about the head with it so that you do not change anything right but instead we think about tradition as sort of this vast resources possibility whereby we try to envision watch meaningful change could look like well how we could be honest those who are ancestors sisters who are memories tore pass but also be open and aware of are present and what we envision future also open aware of the people who maybe are traditions have excluded that we want to welcome so instead of thinking of tradition is like a static thing which keeps people which is the way it's often use especially about people who call themselves traditionalist yes right i think we could think of tradition as sort of this field the resources i wish we could link ourselves the other human beings in different times and places and also used that to reach out the other human beings who are outside of our purview togetherness community whatever so that's the key reef raymond my brain which i was like oh i always so traditionally something static right it's something that could never change that was woulda up that was be on mike ross and it was made for different time and exactly like you're saying announcing as like oh it's axios this kind of river which is always moving and therefore tradition actually encompasses change a traditional kind of outlive unless it's changing and one of my favorite quotes i read about this recently which thomas months and the great secession twentieth century monk and and writer and he talked about the difference between tradition in that rebuff sense that we've just been saying and convention which is when we do what we've always done no parents have done what communities these have always done and convention kind of loses that fire edits hop that beating alive nece and so for example like if you do walk into a church synagogue and you see what people are doing and it just has that kind of dead feeling which frankly is largely my experience i'm like oh that's convention but when i think of the way that you stephanie other people that i really admire who was still within the lineage and you have a religious identity the way they talk about teacher engage with text for example that's very traditional even though it looks very different from what you might expect you said earlier on you know how do we know which changes are often dick yeah if if tradition is a source of change not just a static thing as oppose the convention if it's this kind of reverse used martin's analogy this river flowing how do we know what changed their authentically ones that's a really good question in a difficult one one example that i used again and again sort of in teaching in a conversation is the notion of of marriage in so one thing they weaken observe kind of historically factually is that what marriage means in human culture has not existed as a consistent kind of form of life across centuries time and place right so how do we everything that two things or or three things or any number of things count as a marriage so there's this philosopher who i really just in shock derrida he has this argument about sort of recognize ability and then allergies is of a signature so so if i signed my name it's never the same twice but it means me yes right and so there's something about the right itself has to be recognizable the sign itself has to be recognizable to those who encountered for the meeting to be kerry and so this is what we saw with marriage quality right where gay couples would show up wearing the whole tie in the boot mayor in the hall and it was like oh this is a wedding and it felt you could feel the love you could feel that sense of you know intense beauty in connection and you would expect even when it was a straight couple and the food that we saw that with interracial marriage for example and then he claimed that would say it's more of a loved in the mirror and hit him right on the ethic but this is the thing right that this relationship is recognizable as a mirror yeah starts at clueless into what is actually at the hard core of what we mean when we say marriage right and in fact my own destruction has been involved in these debates about this for many years and i've always just believe that in the end we christians would come around to marriage equality because it is so obviously recognizable as what we think marriages and even people who oppose it yeah the kind of fervor their opposition speaks to their knowing that is still recognize so obviously a marriage i have to oppose it for other reasons and so this is what i mean about sort of what is the thing that is recognizable giving us and respond to what you said before it's like when you walk into these communities the anglican church youth and it feels completely dead to you someone in that church it may feel completely alive to them right and so we think about religion as a system of meaning making then at some scholars have thought of it is analogous the language and if you think about how language works how the meetings of words change over time right like we cannot actually speak to each other unless we inherited language which is not our own i'm gonna go that's genius other hand are actually uses the language means that are words keep developing an incoming meanings right if ask a linguist and you could follow the stretching or you're listen to it a history of boeing's languished podcasts wherever you see documented the way meetings have changed over time the way meeting moves right who usage in human culture a new words were invented the famous name then at ten thousand he was exactly right but the the reason those new words work is because there's something and then it's recognizable there's something meaningful right and so we can think about and some scholars have thought about religion this way if it is a meeting making process then it also has the same sort of attachments shipments to priors which is but also openness to news which is wow that's really beautiful and i and i love that idea of religion as a meaning making system right that's what rituals about that's what having a calendar is about in which you know moments like today's the fourth of july for those of you listening in the u s and this is this is now a tradition in america that celebrates independence from can i say the greatest country in the world i will not say that we are the most to atone for but you know that there are these traditions that much that that give us a sense of like oh because i celebrate the thing that makes me this kind of person right whether that's nationality whether that's religion and that group of all sorts of different things so to what extent if we take that theme of of you know a religious tradition is is something that helps you make meaning come we look at civic celebrations like the fourth of july or in england remembrance day or queens day in holland or whatever national festivals people have do we have something like a like a specific religions i'm going to answer is there a different question and protected you ask the one that that's the greatest chicken they academics but i think something like acidic holiday like for the fourth of july what that can do for isis help us if we have this understanding of tradition that we've been talking about what they're gonna do this helpless think okay what does the fourth of july mean what do i celebrations conveyed to us about what it means and what should it me right you said you're you're country has the most to atone for i think were giving you a run for their money lately and i think that for example if you look at contemporary fourth of july celebrations they're highly sort of militaristic they celebrate freedom they celebrate life sort of the violent conquests of people's for the sake of freedom and fireworks right that's communicating something about what we say america is yeah that's right so if we have this tradition of a fourth of july celebration and we have all the resources of the history of this country and all the resources of what we think this nation is there should stand for what other highly traditional in this case celebrations could we imagine yeah what other forms of observance could you imagine which would be absolutely faithful to are american tradition but which would lift up the should actually bring other people in which would honor or people who are presently not honored by the way we commemorate today like what if the tradition on the fourth of july you hot tub strangers cross the threshold into a home run exactly right like what if what if that was the key celebration rather than sort of parade with guns we we tend to observe on the day wars especially you know the revolutionary war yeah sought by white men who owned slaves right now this is a celebration is that will really think is most honorable about are tradition right we're limiting ourselves we think all it is is militaristic marching parades were marching band music right there other things we could do so maybe this'll be my final question which is i really love that image of tradition as a resource that this is a place which all of us have inherited to some extent and that all of us have the permission to reach into and draw something out wildlife today if you look at the christian tradition to go back to what kind of religious context what is some of the resources in tradition that you.
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"Just I just think that she's being held with caretaking standard because she's a woman, and like this is the right thing to do given the sport that they are chosen to play casper. Yeah. Well. The fact that they don't return to the quidditch pitch that she consuls the next practice to me says that she knows. It was a failure that she was like, no one could see each other. It was raining so hard like nothing made sense. Everyone just felt worse off towards I think I need to be more inventive. It's like if you're a. Gosh, what's that Dutch national sport ice skating like long distance ice skating? If it's if there's no ice like don't go on the water, and I feel like Angelina needs to think of what's the like skating equivalent of training for different weather conditions that quidditch games happen in those conditions. Whereas I e skating doesn't happen when lakes are swimming ball. That is correct. I stand down now. I'm gonna keep going anyway because I have. Money. And I don't think that not repeating something means that you thought it was a mistake or a failure. I think it's we've learned how hard it is. We've learned as much as we can. There's no reason for me to net. Right. Like, there's a return on investment of like. Okay. And now, I'm just exposing them to freezing cold for no reason. And I think it's actually a great leader. Who's like, okay. That was just hard enough. And now I'm going to stop. That's not an admission of failure. That's like a wisdom of balance because this is a new team, right? Rana's joined semi how to brainwave which is that the DA is actually also quidditch practice. Right. Because we have we got the whole quidditch team. They're the DA like nearly everyone. I think everyone is. And so this is totally like a team building moment. Sure that helps. Yeah. So what I'm saying is that she has innovated in leadership style. And I'm just saying that we hold women to different standards of men's comfort than we hold men too. 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We can pull any quote from this chapter. So can somebody please give me a number between three seventy four and three ninety six. I heard three eighty one. So there are one two three four five six seven paragraphs on this page. Can you give me a number one through seven seven great? So the sentence that we will be doing is hairy was thinking himself back. You would have said that no matter what I said. That's good. Okay. So page three eighty one Harry was thinking himself back. So the first step of price is shot in shot. Twee ask ourselves. What does the intended or the explicit meaning of the text to find it? So this is yet he and runner talking after quidditch practice, and Harry is telling Ron about the visions of voldemort that he's that scar hurt and he's sort of figuring out out loud. What voldemort has been experiencing Hari was thinking himself back. He's trying to remember what it felt like previous times when he felt vulnerables presence because he's suddenly explained like full demo- is angry. And he owning new it as he said it which I thought was such an interesting moment. And he's now remembering the other times when he's he's able to sense Volta most feelings without any Russian explanation of how he knows. It's not right. Yes. I like, it's really fun. I to try okay. Step two of her days is remers and remers is one of my favorite things that we do in the podcast. So we picked a word from the sentence. It means like an allegorical, meaning a possibly metaphorical meaning, but the way that. We do it is the way that rabbis have been doing this for hundreds of years, which is that you can pick one word and track. How that word is used throughout the Harry Potter series. So if we were doing this with the Torah, and we picked the word tree, we'd be like, ooh, where all the trees in the Torah. And we would talk about all the different times that we see trees in all the different meanings that trees can have. So I need your help. I am going to say the very tall person with glasses. Yes. You I want you to pick. One of these words Harry was thinking himself back. Back. Okay. So where else does the word back come up in Harry Potter books? I'm thinking immediately of the back of quarrels head where else back to the burrow back to the borough. Yes. Ten points. Slither that time Turner we go back in time. Okay. Moore's back want one. He brings Cedric back which I still think is like the bravest best thing. He sorry. The pensive you can go back in time and other people's memories. Yeah. That's strolls. How how? Oh, they ride on the backs of vessels. I I'm sure that's great. Actually, what is think you? And beats back, right. Like, they write on Beck's of a lot of things. I also thought of go back to or. Non textual strike that from the record. That's not canon.
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"So you're working on a side project. It's kind of the extension of this practice, but but instead of Harry Potter get romance novels Hambo, there'd right? Well, yeah. Instead of Harry Potter were doing romance novels and then instead of sacred reading or doing sacred writing. So it's a whole other perspective on sacred practice North Sea new huddled away lately. Working on a new trailer for that. And if I remember right, you're going to cut that into this conversation, right? Yes. The new trailer for hot and bothered which Vanessa and I are working on in very excited about we'll play now know now, no. Okay. Now, I have two theories for you. The first is about the apocalypse. I don't think it will be one big event. I think that apocalypse is happen all of the time. We all have them when someone dumps us or the depression fog comes rolling in families have them. When a young parent gets cancer loses a job societies have them when unjust laws are passed. Or when it suddenly seems as though half of a country is standing up and saying me too. I've had a few. My dad got a brain tumor when I was eight my grandparents lived at the Northridge earthquake epicenter in nineteen ninety four and a few years ago. I started living in constant contemplation of the apocalypse. The photos of hurricane Harvey Maria initiated, my spiral the latest climate change report that will be all underwater in twenty years was the most recent log on that fire. Now, here's my second theory. I think writing grow Mance novels can help us get ready for these apocalypse is in the heart of my recent spiral while hiding Germain covers and tried to distract myself from thoughts about how to put my dog down when we run out of food. I started reading romance novels to calm myself down enough to fall asleep. And then I started writing one of my own I won't tell you all the juicy details. But let's just say I have a great imagination. It involves a Jewish girl. Living on Harvard yard with a really cute dog who has to pick between two brilliant and hunky men who are both understandably completely in love with her. And it was so fun to right? And it was also healing. It was healing to stop imagining. What to do when the world ends? And instead to force myself to imagine a happy ending night after night. I would crawl into bed with my story and have to figure out how to get to a good true. Happy place through love. I had such a profoundly positive experience writing my room. It's novel that I asked ten of my friends to write their own Ivan Esa Vanessa I've been Esa. I. Let me get my big complaint about having your friends. Right. Romance novels out of the way up top none of them wrote a sex scene not one they all talked a big game. But not one followed through complaint over. But what my friends and I learned again. And again is that writing a romance novel is a radically hopeful act, you sit down to a blank page, and then you fill it with all of your thoughts in issues about love, and you have your characters confront despair. But then you write your way toward to soulmates writing off into the sunset on white stallions to pursue their lesbian piracy empire. Obviously. I was supposed to coach them through their writing process. And I didn't always have a gentle hand, I think we're to to set to boring in our understanding of what romance is I mean that sounds like a great book. That's not a romance novel. Your two main characters have to phone love. I sometimes made it a little bit about myself. This is the difference between you, and I I love a decision. Oh, I hated decision. That's what's scary about writings as soon as you put a word on the page, then it's there, and it's final and everything else that you write is built around that word. I'm way realized on some level that it wasn't really about the romance novels. It was about us. Why did you say yes to this? You're pregnant, you sure. A dog you've a life..
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"Is not a show about me. This is show about Harry Potter in the sacred text. And normally during the episodes, you do a ton of work on them. But your voice is almost never on the shows. And I think a lot of people the only association they might have with us if they show up at a live show and see you there because you're on stage at the live shows, but you're actually such a big part your half of forming this show and one third of forming the show or one third of forming this show, we never really hear from you though. So what do you actually do on the show mostly we go into the studio, Vanessa casper? And I and I sit in the studio with them, and I kind of backseat drive them a little bit. I coached them. So we sit down, and we tell the opening story. And then I tell them that they have to do it again and change certain things. And then we go through the whole show and I- glare at them when they're getting off track. And I- prompt them a little bit. If they need to restate something, and we yeah, we spend time in the studio forming the show into what the eventual content is going to be we spend maybe an hour and a half two hours for each episode in the studio, and then I take all of that audio that we've recorded, and I go home, and I added that down to the thirty five minute episodes that everyone here's so that is a lot of time with the nestling casper in my headphones. You're kind of like that teacher you had in high school or college that like is a total hard ass, but is for the exact, right reasons? Yeah, I would say I'm definitely the straight man of the trio. I don't think that they're funny. Are you so tach to the term straight man, you often say you're the straight man of our relationship as well? I think because I'm like a little bit no nonsense. A lot of people make jokes around me. And I just like wait for the jokes to be over and until we can move onto serious conversation. So I think we should move onto these questions because before we started recording you put out on Twitter and Facebook, you said Depp's Oga corrupted, and and we're gonna be doing this kind of QNA type episode. And so we got a list of questions here from Facebook and Twitter, and I'm just gonna ask them to Arianna. And we'll do can this CUNY episode here. We throw an ad in there every now. And then it sounds good. Maybe have remained Jackie show up. She is here we might drag her in. Okay. So first question comes from Rebecca to Hove, it's from Facebook..
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"Texts, and I wish you all the best in this project. Thanks, Bye-bye. Hi, Maxwell agree nerdy series of questions that I absolutely love. I do think it sometimes really exciting to wonder, authority intent. I think the Harry Potter books are impart so exciting, interesting because they came of age right along with the internet. And so Jake, he rolling is one of the few authors. Certainly something so popular who in the history of the world has been able to engage with her fans so explicitly. And I am very grateful that we made the decision out of sort of, you know, an innocent point of view to not engage with any of that because then we would have to engage with some of the very disappointing things she is done and said over the last couple of years, and I am grateful for the opportunity to treat these taxes sacred and not let her imperfections sully. Our experience with these books go. The thing I'd want to say is that we have John green on the show, lost seats. Season, and he says this lovely thing that has an author. He's the author of the book until its publishing date, and then the book is no longer his. Then the story is the rita's because whatever the reader brings to the text is going to shape the tax write like, right is we'll tell stories of people coming up to them saying my God, I love what you did with this character and the oath is like, I didn't do that with the cockpit that's literally not on the page, but as a Rideau, we create these stories from the text, and I think we actually limit what the text can be when we make it about the author's intent, and it's so much more interesting to think about what it means to me what it means to you and then to have a conversation about it, like it's just much more creative because there's only one right on Seref with sticking to a Royal intent besides Jacob rolling has never liked to single tweet that's been tagged with her and us. So she's obviously a monster. I'm vited her up to t when I was an end Brad, she never responded. She didn't even say now she just didn't respond. Oh, maybe how people just go back to my people and we couldn't fit it in because of my busy schedule. It's time for us to offer a blessing and we both want to bless the same person this week because there's like a right and wrong answer the right answers. The want to bus MRs Fagin the wrong answer is that you want to bless anybody else. So why don't you give us your blessing? So we talked about this a little bit, but I wanna bless her for not making fun to hang out at her place. I just think that this is like a beautiful selfless move. Nobody wants to be the not fun person to a child. Nobody wants to like not be themselves in their own home. But MRs fig knows that if Harry enjoyed himself at all, he wouldn't be allowed to come over. And so she makes this like very tactical responsible grownup decision. I just think that this is the essence of maturity is knowing what the right thing to do is in like checking all of your desires in. In order to do what truly the.
"harry potter" Discussed on Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
"So casper we are about to start reading Harry Potter book five. The order of the Phoenix the Phoenix is on a movie reference is voice. I'm not yet discovered who it belongs to maybe. He it's creature, I dunno. Okay. Fair enough. So order of the Phoenix, I'm so excited for something that I want to ask you what you're excited about, but I just wanna come out the gate and say it. I do want to say it at the same time. A lot of good. I was gonna say Percy Weasley second-year outside of school. Obviously, no Luna is absolutely front and center of our excitement. The book, five Luna, just changes the whole dynamic of the friendship suckle. There's something odd about her in the same way that the something old about hurry that no one else get his shed with him and it's so beautiful to see that. So I've known you now for five years. The best thing that you have said in our five years is that you put it out that Luna is the priestess of that resistance will see her in book seven tending to people, and we just see it right out of the gate in book five when she's like talking to Harry about death, talking about seeing things that aren't there. I just love the idea of Luna is like the minister of this series. I am just so excited to spend time with her. Yeah, I think it's so interesting to look at her as a ritual designer and to look at the questions that she asks as meaning making questions, right? The ques-. She asked not functional and relational, like Ron, nor are they inquisitive and intellectual like how many or even moral like hominy there at this next level, which often is so far above or different from the rest of the compensation that she is. We it, she's counter cultural. She comes in with belief systems that certainly sometimes beyond kind of the scientific Rome. But nothing is strange to her like she is comfortable in the strange so that anything that happens, that's unusual to hover is normal. That's such a gift because when moments like death or even ecstasy, like that's why Luna's most comfortable, nothing fazes her because she lives in this different realm of human experience and just so excited to spend time with her. What are you particularly excited about with buck five, you book five is often the book that I think about is the most challenging book to me. Harry is in his screaming, angry, hurry phase, carry Harry, and which you know what would be interesting to. Think about looking as sacred text weather text, physically on the page is different. What does it mean as a sacred text when they are rolling capitals?.
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Slash Harry Potter to create your free wedding website. Maybe the reason that I liked Zola so much is because it looks so much like Zoltan. Canessa it's time for the long view. This is the time when we think about our title character. Harry Potter on his great adventure through the seven books because so often we'll talk about a bunch of stuff that is adjacent to hurry, but kind of lose sight of his arc of narrative. So let's think about what happens to hurry. He is prepared, you know, for an exciting. Yeah. He goes to a new experience at the quidditch world companies little sad that there won't be any quidditch that year at school, but he's excited to get behind cetera as the school champions or whoever's going, it's going to be and through no fault of his own is thrust into the limelight. Once again, how do we see Harry change? What are the stages that we see him go through casper I love taking this long hair because in season when our thesis of Harry in book one is that book is sort of his introduction to the wizard ING world. Doesn't that feel like an age ago? Not not in time. But just in who Harry walls just up, I experiencing and alley the innocence that he has a, it's a world away from where we are now. So much has happened since then book to we really see him get comfortable in Hogwarts. It becomes his home is what we realized. And then in book three, it's the first time that Harry gets a sense of a family receive in lupin and understanding history of his parents that it's the first time that he can really envision himself going home somewhere from Hogwarts. Let's not the dirt sleaze. He's able to envision himself soon book for, I'm wondering if we've gone from, you know, Hogwarts to home at Hogwarts to a sense of family. I think that in book four is where he starts to see himself as a political figure as a figure who is going to have a role in sort of his nation's history that has been established for us in book one, chapter one, all over England. People are. Their cups to the boy who lived. And I think that this book is the first time Harry starting to understand what that meant. What do you think? I think like disagree with finis. I think that's still too early. I think thoughts book five for me because what I really noticed about how our Ian this book is if book three was about him, finding belonging and about family connection that book fuller is about him individualizing in in a very healthy way. In some sense, he's discovering his sexuality a little bit right? Like he's excited to date show and it doesn't happen despair boulevard, but I still feel like he doesn't have the political agency yet to really make his own moves. I feel like he's still to some extent opponent other people's games. So then what do think the like if you had to say this is the year, right? What is the story? We wanna tell about Harry's fourth year, right? The thing that really stands out for me that kind of might be defining the Harry is that he has chosen something in this book and there's many choices we can talk about. But the one that I'm really thinking about is in the second tossed when he stays on the water maze, finished rescuing Ron, he sees cho- rescued. He sees hominy rescued and he's waiting and waiting until Gabrielle is going to be rescued and she isn't. And then he takes her up with
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"The awesome honor of being on the front end of leading the creative on all of the harry potter entertainment for the whizzing father and it should also one of the coolest gigs ever so i'm really interested in here these stories about people who work away from the mailrooms become the you know whatever executive at company cat is one thing to show a capacity for hard work when you're greeting people at the entrance to an attraction but out of you then look around you when you're doing that job and say okay here's how i get to this other place how do you pursue the training and the education necessary to actually do that while ironic thing about it a lot of people that i get to work with people that along the ways everybody's entrance into the skilled with very different there isn't one defined path for me it well it really started with becoming a performer in the parks i really wanted to be an actor in my twenties i was a brother and i was the grinch pretty much wow pretty much every every lecture that wasn't stunt related because i i'm not a stunt man i'm not that coordinated unfortunately but i really became passionate about being on the stage and also in the process of these shows going up i i was kind of a sponge really vang attention to what i was possible for but also what was kinda happening around me watching the show directors that time direct up former watching them interact with the technicians talking with technicians on how they were producing the shows and then really just getting to know how they were constructed just let me start talking to people about how these things kind kind of warm and then i started writing my own treatments and anybody that was window to read it or listen to me do a pitch i would get in front of i was able to get the ear of a couple of show directors and show them and some of my writing and show them some drawings and some layouts rooms that i've done and and it really started small and it just ruined ruined and then there was a meeting about the first initial stage of winning world hockey and with a whole new goal that kind of opened up for me because i had a rose my hand said hey i've read those books i know the movies that i write a couple of concepts and they said yes that's amazing so you've mentioned your passion for performing your passion for actually writing and and conceptualizing story executions and your passion for harry potter so regarding the entertainment elements that you have been able to conceive an execute for the wizard world we're really curious to hear a little bit about how you've found that sweet spot that balance between the existing cannon the ip that is there to call upon and what seems like a lot of runway to really try to create something new that people who are visiting the park is going to be totally fresh for them that they haven't seen before for example we get a taste of sella seen in the books but that's mostly you know through the lens of mrs weasley sandham it's very contained experience and then here you get to create the entire thing you get to actually compose musical act so how much of what you're doing here for the wizard world entertainment elements is about honoring the spirit of the text and what we get of those elements in the tax and how much of it is about being able to just craft something entirely new and you're absolutely right in saying there are two sides coin those two buckets need to be filled equally something like hawks meat when that was being created it was the first time warner brothers and frankly the blair partnership the first time a lot of these things were existing in the park sense it's never been done before right so as we got a sense of what the hawks environments we're gonna pee what the ride attraction storyline was going to be it really was us froing ideas at warner brothers and really getting a sense of what was there i remember the first couple of news is really trying to get a gauge of what did they think in very heads an entertainment idea might be for us it was more about educating them on what.
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"Yes so one of the things that i did this year because it it's been such an intense year for i think a lot of folks that are working with vulnerable communities is i started rereading the harry potter series name i think marjorie for hole and i spent several months just really immersed in in the books and then i watched the movies after that as well and it was this way of almost giving myself a layer of distance from some of the issues that were happening and giving myself kind of a as a space of imagination and creativity where i could think about these issues but in a safer way and in a way that felt more kind of like i can actually access and i can think about this in a way that is hopeful because i know what happens in the end and so one of the reasons why book for is my favorite book is because it starts to introduce these more mature themes are rounds fear and around the other her and i think that if you look i characters like the house elves as you mentioned in a previous episode and you really start to see how it is that people are understood through bias you know and and how it is that you know our perceptions of people that are different from ourselves really sways the way that we treat them and how that can often be really harm right i mean that's one of the reasons why appreciate but for as well as that we were really start to get confronted by the reality of the danger in the world and the multiple layers of systems of oppression and frankly the real threat that people are the it seems to speak more truthfully about the world the wherein right now especially now the targeted nature and the the language of hate and other ring that we see as common discourse now in a in our culture is so similar to the kind of mud blood mogul narrative in the books that the parallels of so frightening and as you say sometimes.
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"Tim harry potter and the goblet of fire chapter one the riddle house the villager is of little hengel ten still called it the brittle house even though it had been many years since the riddle family had lived there it stood on a hill overlooking the village some of its windows i'm vanessa zoltan and i'm casper takao and mrs season four of harry potter and the sacred taxed you who so friends with so glad euro back we glad to be back in the studio as we embark on goblet of fire my favorite book and as we get underway we have learnt so much from all of you in your descriptions of the show to your friends and family and your comments and refusal nigerians how to talk about the show because i think when we got started you know it was still new for us and so we've written a new description that's up on facebook and our website nigerians and we thought we'd read it for you both as just a thank you for the way that you've helped us the understand of what we're doing and may be something that you could use as you describe it to friends and family as we hope the podcast will continue to grow so here it is it's the english class you didn't know you missed a meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved join vanessa zoltan and kasperczack let us that's off gaik as they bring thought reflection and loftus a harry potter not just as novels but his instructive an inspirational tax that will teach us about our own lives relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment revenge and forgiveness.
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"This week's episode of harry potter and the sacred taxed is brought to you by our bar rx bar is a whole food protein bar what does that mean our expires are made with one hundred percent whole ingredients for 25 percent off your first order visit our expire dot com slash harry potter and enter the promo code harry potter at checkout hi there harry potter and the secret text podcasts team high casper vanessa and arianna haven esa hey casper casper in vanessa heaviness and casper i'm vanessa zoltan and i'm stephanie paul sell and this is harry potter and the sacred tags a special owl post addition so we are very lucky this week to be joined by our seasonal special guest stephanie paul sell friend mentor love of my life casper can't be with us in the studio and we thought we would just improve upon him and welcome stephanie instead so high stephanie five inessa so this is a special edition because we did an episode on forgiveness a couple of months ago now and we just got an onslaught of really sought full beautiful voicemails and it reminded us very much of feedback that we still guy in response to the very first video we made which is can you forgive petunia drizzly in the feedback that we get tends to be a real concern over the idea of forgiving a child abuser since stephanie not to put you on the spot but would you forgive petunia dursley how would you make sense of that question.