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Fresh update on "helms" discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"And i think more and more of this liberal hand is going to be exposed as The days in the weeks go by a lot of people get on wall. Street are also delusional. If they think that joe biden is this going to tack back to the center. And it's going to be business as usual and it's no big deal you know and that everything is just going to be is going to be the way it was under under brock obama and of course you know they made a big deal about how much better everything under trump and how great it was and how why it was trump's new policies in the faster growth and the better economy that was behind the stock market and i said all along that that had nothing to do with it that it was the same stock market we had under obama it just continued under trump. The numbers were not very distinguishable. You know a lot of people like to point to the fact that we did get record. Low unemployment under trump which is true but the decline in unemployment stayed on the same trajectory after trump was elected as before so the unemployment rate was already going down before trump took office so the trend just continued uninterrupted so did the trend of declining labor force participation that continued and so did the trend of replacing manufacturing jobs with service sector jobs those trend continued under trump. They never changed. Despite all the attempts of trump administration and republicans and wall street media to try to spin that as if something substantive change because what wall street wanted to do was trying to come up with a justification for the stock market rally and for why stocks are going up. They didn't want to just say it's because of the fed. The market's going up because the fed is printing buddy so they wanted to pretend there were some other rational economic basis for the stock market rally. In fact the only reason that trump's policies helped the market is that he refused to actually do anything about the underlying economic problems that were driving fed policy that was supporting the stock market. But it's my belief at this point that the ability to kick that can down. The road ends with joe biden. Of course most farcical. Part of every presidential inauguration is the oath of office where the president swears to a best of his ability to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states. And then everything they proceed to do once. They assume office is unconstitutional. Everything that biden wants to do. Not only violates the spirit of the constitution but the letter of the constitution. All of his plans all of the legislation that he has in his agenda is unconstitutional. There's actually nothing that joe biden to do. That is constitutionally authorized. So biggest enemy of the constitution is joe biden and while joe biden his swearing oath to protect the constitution who is going to protect the constitution from joe biden not the cars of the united states because even though those guys swear the same oath they violate that oath every day. They're in office. And certainly not the supreme court because we can't count on the supreme court to protect us from a government that violates the constitution. They have failed repeatedly in their primary mission to apply the constitution to the us government and to keep its powers in check because they refuse to enforce the constitution under the guise of interpreting the constitution. But what they really mean when they talk about interpreting the constitution is ignoring constitution. Because they don't like what the constitution says because it prevents the government from doing all sorts of things that personally they may think are good so instead of getting in the way of the government doing always good things under the guise of interpreting the constitution. They actually ignore the constitution in order to let the. Us government get away with all sorts of things that are clearly unconstitutional because they're not authorized.
Biden takes the helm as president: 'Democracy has prevailed'
"Joe Biden has taken office declaring today America's day Joseph Robinette Biden junior do solemnly swear Biden is now the nation's forty sixth president faces arguably a bigger set of challenges than any of the others are raging virus deep political divisions and overall uncertainty at a capitalist sold just two weeks ago by his predecessors backers marker C. has prevailed and says now is the time of renewal and resolve and there's only one way forward the most elusive all things in a democracy unity Biden's asking trump supporters to hear him out saying all Americans must come together to defeat not only the virus but to show the world that it tested nation will emerge stronger solder mag ani Washington
Fresh update on "helms" discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"What the founding fathers tried to protect us from when they established the united states as a republic and they gave us republican government not democratic government but republican government there are elements of democracy within the american republic but america is not a democracy precisely because the founding fathers did not want our government to reflect the will of the people and of course the people were probably a lot smarter around the time of the founding of our nation than they are right now so if washington and jefferson and adams and franklin and all these founding fathers if they didn't trust the americans of that time to make the correct decisions for the country why should we trust our fellow americans when. I'm sure that there are far less likely to arrive at the correct political conclusion. Then we're americans you know two hundred and fifty years ago. I mean i think the population has been so dumbed down and so brainwashed over the generations in government schools. And everything that we've been doing with media the last thing you want is for the us government to reflect the will of the people because the people have no clue what's going on and unfortunately biden is right we are getting a government that reflects the will of the people and the people are going to get a good. That's the unfortunate part about it. We're all going to suffer. And most importantly the people who are going to suffer the most are the people who wanted biden president. They just don't understand that they've made a deal with the devil and when you make oh the devil horns and that's exactly what all the americans are going to get who think. Joe biden is their savior. He's not he's he's a wolf in sheep's clothing and the country is going to suffer. I think in ways that it has never suffered before not simply because of biden but because of all the accumulated problems that biden has inherited that are now going to blow up on. Biden's watch the closest though biden did calm to addressing specific policy was giving a nod to climate change by talking about it without specifically using those words but clearly he was referencing. The need to finally do something about about this. Great challenge coming from mother nature so clearly he is indicating that we're gonna get some type of government spending in legislation because he joe biden is finally going to save the earth and tackle climate change and the other legislative priority that he kind of let out of the bag had to do with a radical systemic racism. You know some form of reparations. I mean he didn't come out and say reparations. He didn't even say systemic racism but he alluded to it and he basically said that after five hundred years. The buck stops with him. That now is the time to deal with it. We can't keep procrastinating. Making it right. We need to make it right now. Now how we can make it right how we going to atone for five hundred years of sins. Obviously he is thinking some form of reparation for slavery. So we're going to get some kind of green new deal. We're gonna get some kind of reparations thous of the cards that biden has up his sleeve that he kinda let show..
Biden taking helm as president facing pandemic, divisions
"Joe Biden like many presidents before him spent the morning of his inauguration attending a church service but he made it a bipartisan affair but it is the second Catholic to ascend to the presidency and shows Washington's cathedral of St Matthew the apostle he attended with wife Jill along with Kamilla Harris and her husband Doug him off as well as the Republican and democratic leadership in Congress Biden is extremely faithful a devout Catholic one scripture in which he finds deep meaning is a passage from second Corinthians for we walk by faith not by sight and a quote he often says in public is faith sees best in the dark it's that faith he has said will guide him through out his presidency I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "helms" discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"Well we have a brand new president of the united states. The forty six president. Unfortunately that president is joseph biden. Now the question is is joe biden the president or is he some puppet and if he is in fact a puppet president who exactly is pulling the strings that question for now. We'll go on answer. We'll assume that the president that was elected is the president who is presiding. And that is joseph biden who was inaugurated today in washington d. c. and to celebrate. I suppose the new president all four of the us stock market averages closed at new all time record highs that is the dow jones industrial average the s. and p. five hundred the nasdaq composite and the russell. Two thousand now. First of all. I think what that shows you is that all of donald trump talk about his being the reason that the stock market rally. His big accomplishment was the rise in the stock market if the stock market gains were really attributable to donald trump's policies and joe biden is already unwinding those policies and reverse league as many as he can by executive order. Why are all the stock. Market's making record is to me that shows you that. The stock market couldn't care less about biden being president because it didn't matter that trump was president this stock market rally that donald trump took credit for was not the result of donald trump's policies. In fact if you recall. Donald trump predicted that the stock market would crash like never before if he lost that was part of the selling point of why trump urged voters to vote for him. If you care about your stock market portfolio you're going to vote for me because if you vote for biden the stock market's to crash and that's gonna take your four one ks down with it. Well obviously that's not happening at least not because trump lost because he did lose and the markets continue to go higher and i said it from the beginning that it wasn't because of trump that the stock market was going up it was because.
Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president
"Despite security warnings Joe Biden declined to move today's swearing in ceremony indoors and instead will address so small socially distant crowd on the west front of the capitol surrounded by more security than ever the day begins with morning mass by did making it bipartisan with Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy along with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi once at the capitol Biden will be administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts Kamilla Harris will be sworn in by justice Sonia Sotomayor your bite in speech will center on the theme of America United after former presidents Bill Clinton George W. bush and Barack Obama will help the to lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier because of the pandemic much of this year's inaugural parade as well as the night time balls will be slim down or virtual with Biden taking part in a televised concert was a big name performers I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "helms" discussed on WNYC Programming
"News. I'm Dwayne Brown on a chilly day in Washington, D C. A bipartisan trio of ex president along with some 1000. Others gathered for Joe Biden's inauguration, He takes the helm of a deeply divided nation. Following a divisive election and a bit heightened security and a deadly pandemic. But President Biden says democracy has prevailed. This is America's day. This is Democracy's day. Day of history and hope. Renew and resolved. You're a crucible for the ages. America's been tested a new America has risen to the challenge. Biden has already signed to Syria's of executive actions that reverse his predecessors, orders on immigration, climate change and the handling of the Corona virus pandemic. Across America. People are reacting to the inauguration of Biden and the transfer of power in Washington as Frank Morris of member station Casey, You are tells us some people on both sides of the political divide or hoping for normalcy. Sherry Webster, who's taking in the cool, Sunshine says Biden's inauguration has her breathing easier. Oh, I think it's great. I mean, we need a change if we don't get a change if we don't get some kind of Dignity back in the White House. We're just in big trouble. Webster has never been a trump supporter. Another walker here, Kay, who did not want her last name used Did vote for Trump, but she's willing to give the new guy chance. I just hope that by them really is going to read, unite everyone. That's all I want. I want America first. And, um, I just want our country back to normal. People on both sides agree that just getting back to normal be a steep challenge for the incoming administration from Pierre News. I'm Frank Morris. In Kansas City. Stocks finished higher on Wall Street as the 46th president was sworn into office, the Dow added. 257 points up 8/10 of a percent. This is NPR news, and this is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm Shawn Carlson. Young people across our area are reflecting on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamil Hours today. 17 year old Medina. Amber watched the ceremony at home with her family in Bensonhurst That's in Brooklyn. She says. Trump policies like the Muslim travel ban have hurt her faith in democracy, but today's inauguration helped to restore it. These exchange of powers and new president You know, a new vice president who's from diverse background These moments are in a way inspiring say that hate change is possible it can happen. President Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders today. They include directives to lift the travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries and halt work on a border wall with Mexico. New York City has begun vaccinating homeless people against Koba 19 WN My sees more alive rack has more homeless New Yorkers who live in shelters or they share sleeping spaces, bathrooms or dining areas can now get vaccinated. That includes storm cell shelters as well as hotels, according to service providers briefed by the city that a bloody administration has opened one vaccination hub in a shelter specifically for the homeless population and is planning to add several more. Officials are also encouraging clients to sign up at sites open to the general. Public Advocates say the vaccine shortage and hesitancy by some homeless people make it impossible to know at this point how well the city's plan will work. City officials didn't respond to a request for comment. Today's inauguration felt empowering to some immigrant New Yorkers who say they want to the swearing in of Joe Biden. Connell Harris with the sense of pride W No. I see Cindy Rodriguez reports. Many immigrants say they felt like the targets of racism under the Trump administration. Listen. Yamata runs like Old Man, a Staten Island group that advocates for day laborers and other types of workers from Mexico and other countries. She says her staff handed out food to 50 people needing meals while watching the inauguration on TV and texting, with workers watching the ceremony from their jobs. Martha says the day made people feel like they're advocates. He worked. I have power. I have power and I am an American. She says. Immigrant groups expect the Biden administration to grant all undocumented Americans a path to citizenship. Partly cloudy tonight Low 27 windshields between 20 and 25 wind gusts up to 29 Miles an hour cloudy early tomorrow, clearing up by the afternoon with the hike near 41. You're listening to W m I C. It's 8 35. Support for NPR comes from W. N. Y C members and from it, Lassie in makers of collaboration software like Jura and Cello, 83%.
Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson) 1980 Interview
"In this episode. We have one of prog rock's greatest drummers bill at the time of this interview in nineteen eighty. Broussard was thirty one years old and on tour with solo band supporting his album. Gradually going tornado in the interview buford talks about why he left. Yes how robert fricke try to cancel the king crimson. Nineteen seventy four central park concert and the advantage of making a name for himself and banned by yes genesis and king crimson as always we have music critic mark allen at the helm conducting the interview. One last thing before we get to the interview the tapes archive. Podcast is a proud member of cyrus media a global community connecting passionate fans with podcast and experiences about artists and topics loves. Thanks for tuning in. And now it's time to open the vault over. No i'm not gonna player stations here and i'll give you rush especially in that not many commercials. Well the recent that lies these senior can add vocals eventually note. 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Fresh update on "helms" discussed on WNYC Programming
"Of silent prayer. Number all those who we lost this past year to the pandemic. Those 400,000. Fellow Americans, moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, friends, neighbors and coworkers. We'll honor them, but becoming the people and the nation. We know we can and should be. So I ask you. Say a silent prayer for those who've lost their lives and those left behind and for our country. Amen. The new president spoke from the West steps of the U. S. Capitol, the exact spot where two weeks ago thousands of violent rioters swarmed, hoping to overturn his election damaging and two facing the building and stage, killing a police officer and leaving four of the extremists dead. And here we stand. Just days after a ride his mom Thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people to stop the work of our democracy. Drivers from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever not ever. Four years ago, former President Trump decried American carnage. In his inaugural address today, President Biden spoke of unity and healing. He asked Americans to pull together to get through what he called a time of testing. We face an attack under democracy and on truth. Raging virus. Growing inequity staying of systemic racism climate in crisis. America's role in the world. Anyone of these would be enough to challenge us in profound ways, but the fact is, we face them all at once. Is any of this nation with one of the gravest responsibilities we've had. Now we're going to be tested. Are we going to step up all of this? Well, stepping up now, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith Hey, Tam. Hi. We just heard some of the highlights of the day there. Joe Biden being sworn in Kummel Harris becoming the first woman and woman of color to serve as vice president. All the while as we just heard by not to the pandemic and the capital riot of two weeks ago, hung over the ceremony. And so let's start there with the ceremony with the big speech the speech of Joe Biden this life what struck you about his message? In in so many ways, it was an utterly abnormal day and then at the same time, completely normal. You know, there was this ceremony It had almost a sacramental church, like feel that the Church of American democracy there was the swearing in the national anthem. The Pledge of Allegiance. The poem that been addiction, this ritual of American democracy that is conducted every four years but seemed all the more miraculously today and And Biden. Certainly not into that, though he was also quite frank about the challenges that the U. S faces. He was also optimistic, urging Americans to come together and unify. As we heard earlier, there was this moment of silence for pandemic victims. A moment of public mourning that throughout this pandemic hasn't really happened in the U. S. Is one grim milestone after another passed without much acknowledgement, Biden Biden wanted to acknowledge it, and also he talked a lot. About wanting to get past the divisions. We must end this uncivil war. Pits red against blue. Rural versus early are rural versus urban conservative versus liberal. We can do this. If we open our souls Instead of hardening our hearts, and that certainly is a continuation of his campaign themes around the restoring the soul of the nation. I want to ask about the looming presence who was not there for today's ceremony. Former President Trump He departed the White House this morning he headed for his home in Florida. How has he spent the day Well. First, he started in the very wee hours of the morning with a flurry of pardons and commutations and executive order, reversing an ethics order from earlier in his presidency. Then he left the White House around 8 A.m.. He stopped briefly to say hi to reporters and say that Being president had been theon er of his lifetime, glancing back up at the White House a few times he flew on Marine 11 last time to joint base, Andrews, where he had something of Ah, Goodbye Party, a small rally like event and He went through his accomplishments inflating reality as he does, And he did, however, not ever mentioned Biden by name or congratulate him. I wish the new administration, great luck and great success. I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do something really spectacular. And again, we put it in a position. Like it's never been before. Which is to say he took credit as he does, and he ended by saying have a good life. But he also said, we'll see you soon. Why M. C a played him off a spokesman to tell me that he did keep the tradition of leaving a note at the White House for his successor. There's no word on what that said. Real quick Tama. President Biden in his team have now taken over all the social media accounts. Why was watching Biden's first tweet from the POTUS account came at 12 36. Today it began. There's no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crisis. We face it just briefly. What's top of the list? There are 17 executive actions that he's planning to take in the first days. Any number of items. It is a long list, and there will be something of a shock and awe of policy changes happening all at once. And you will be helping us track them all. And peers. Tamara Keith. Thank you. You're welcome. In today's program. We are hearing from Americans across the country, and so we turn now to NPR national correspondent Adrian Florido, who is in Los Angeles, a Democratic stronghold and also the home of Vice President Harris. Hi, Adrian. Hi, Ari. Tell us what you've been hearing from people you've talked to today. Well, because this is Los Angeles, a heavily Democratic region. Most of the people I've spoken with have been thrilled by the Biden Harris inauguration, or at least have said they're willing to give the new administration that chance is my comm model. It was one of the people who was thrilled. Whatever way we can make America great game with this guy I know with the other guy. Camargo was sitting on a park bench with his friend Nestor Vasquez, who, like Camargo is an immigrant from Mexico. Left, Francis is that you? Never Okay. Frontal temporal. Donald Trump. The Krone basket, said that he was hopeful that President Biden would be quicker to condemn the kind of racism and anti immigrant sentiment that President Trump brought out in many of his supporters, and he told me that he although he is a legal resident, he thinks it's a really good sign that the first piece of legislation Biden It's going to send to Congress today is an immigration reform bill. So as we mentioned California is the vice president's home state. Tell us about the except you're hearing specifically about the history that she made today, right? So although Harris has most recently made her home in Los Angeles, she is a child of the Bay Area on that is where Sonya Ashok watched the inauguration like Vice President Harris Ash is Indian American, and she said that watching the ceremony today was overwhelming for her and her family. TOC, a woman of Indian descent. A black woman, a daughter of immigrants, getting sworn in by a woman of color tells our Children and our daughters that we have representation and that we are an undeniable, unshakable piece of the fabric of this country. And I had a similar sentiment from Nina Sanford here in Los Angeles. She is black and Native American and said she was Happy to have a mixed race. Vice president is a good thing that now we're in in the.
Rodgers, Packers beat Rams 32-18 to reach NFC title game
"The Green Bay Packers are one game away from the Super Bowl after ushering out the Los Angeles rams thirty two to eighteen at Lambeau field Aaron Rodgers passed for two hundred ninety six yards and two scores Erin Jones ran for ninety nine and another tally for the Packers as they held the rams to two hundred forty four yards of offense you just a second year at the helm metal floor has his Packers in the NFC championship game for the second year in a row just really proud of our players or coaches just the work that we all put in and you know our guys went out there with the mentality that you know we were gonna be physical I thought that showed through and really in all three phases forever special evidence seven while the Packers now fourteen and three will host the NFC title game on the tundra next Sunday mark Daniels Green Bay
Ohio researchers discover new strain of COVID-19
"Is the helm of a new variant of the Corona virus of AC C of the Corona virus. It's similar to the UK strain but has now been identified in Columbus. According to researchers with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The mutation in the strain is likely To make the virus more infectious, meaning it's easier to pass from person to person.
Uganda's Elections: Singer Bobi Wine Takes on President Yoweri Museveni
"On thursday millions of ugandans will go to the polls to vote for president at the helm is the incumbent yoweri museveni a former guerrilla fighter who ousted to dictators. He's now been in power for more than thirty years. Mid seventy s up against a number of candidates but the man the forefront is a singer and politician. Bobby wine the world. Africa correspondent halimi. Condie is in uganda's capital kampala. So the votes coming up in a couple of days lima. What is the pre-election atmosphere like this has been an election. That people have been watching. Because it's so symbolic of what seems to be happening in the region. You have a young population against kind of the old guard on one hand. President mu seventy and his campaign. Slogan has been secure. Your future and on the other side is Somebody half his age. Bobby wine and his slogan has been new. Uganda and not kind of seems to be the crux of what we're hearing people say but other than that there have been real logistical challenges here namely slow down at the internet and restrictions on social media in fact during a presidential address today president seven actually admitted that the government was blocking or restricting access to social media platforms like facebook that impacts ordinary people as well as journalists like myself. There are also concerns about violence. What are people worried about specifically violence from security forces as well as excessive force. We've seen dozen at least dozens of people at demonstrations or caught in the crosshairs of demonstrations who have been killed Especially a couple months back and this is also impacting manley. Opposition leaders like bobby wine as well as members of his party and other opposition parties in fact during an interview this morning with a local kenyan radio station bobby wine was interrupted and this is what he had to say. Some sorry. i'm even right now as we speak being raided by the msci to end the interview. Because i can't see between my security. God what would that is pretty dramatic. Yeah and this isn't the first time last week i was on a press. Call with bobby wine and the same thing happened. During the middle of the interview you see security officials essentially pulling him out of the vehicle and this has kind of characterize this entire campaign season here. And i spoke with one human rights lawyer here. His name is peter mccullough and he works with chapter for uganda which is an ngo and this is what he had to say about. This election from bisham. Our rights perspective has been at beat of high-handedness torture harassed. A number of cases have been reported where people have disappeared and asmatullah. Okay where does seem to be coming from. And he says that all signs point to the top as an president museveni so what has been the government's response to this violence and these allegations against president and seventy. It's been singing unapologetic. I mean the government has really mostly accused the opposition at being the these troublemakers of undermining the election of inciting people to go against the election of ignoring covert health regulations that we've seen that have essentially restricted in person. Campaigning today spoke with a government spokesperson. If one opponent oh and this is what he had to say about members of the opposition or pushing granted they think that simply by virtue of being a presidential candidate. Some rules don't apply to you. Traffic rules apply one hundred percent. So i won't drive recklessly. You'll be stopped by traffic police and a tragedy. What he's talking about there is if you're here in kampala. What you'll see or rather what will here first or these trucks zooming around blasting music and campaign slogans but many pointed out that these rules aren't being applied equally these rules that are extensively for kovac reasons. I e limiting in person contact are actually only impacting certain people in this campaign are. That's that's the allegation and finally helium. What ordinary ugandans you meet on the streets as you walk around. What are they saying about this election. Really the biggest concern. I'd seen on. All sides is about violence and insecurity and this is something i hear expressed on the radio and on tv. Some people have actually left paula to go vote in their rural homes but also because they want to be away from kampala. This is a center of support for bobby wine. So if the election swings in the opposite direction we could see demonstrations or protests against the the outcome followed by heavy crackdown and today president. Mu seventy warned against any disruption and said. The army is strong. The army can protect people. The army is here. The question is is that reassuring for people or is that going to be something that scares people and keeps them at home. The world's halima condie speaking with us from kampala. The ugandan capital. Thanks very much. Could speak anki
Former Los Angeles Dodgers HOF manager Lasorda dies at 93
"Angeles legend has died. Tommy Lasorda died last night, according to the team. Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home late former Dodger skipper was just released Tuesday from an Orange County hospital, where he spent about six weeks. Hall of Famer since 1997. Lasorda lead the Dodgers and two world serious championships two World Series losses during his 20 year managerial career. He was colorful. Not afraid to tell you what he thought my opinion of his performance. Do you think of my opinion of it? I think it was before it was a motivator. By all accounts, a great manager at the helm of the Dodgers for 1976 to 1996, but with the organization for more than 70 years, also was a player and executive Lasorda was 93 Jim Group K ABC
Los Angeles Chargers Fire Head Coach Anthony Lynn After 4 Seasons
"Monday in the NFL is two head coaches have been fired Doug Marone in the Jacksonville Jaguars being let go after a little more than four seasons, while Anthony Lynn spent four years at the helm of the Los Angeles Chargers. Other teams have already fired their coach is on the Jets Falcons, Texas Lions. Meanwhile, pro football talk is citing sources saying that former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer would want $12 million per season to take over as the head coach of the Jaguars.
Los Angeles Chargers’ Anthony Lynn and Jacksonville Jaguars’ Doug Marrone join NFL’s fired coaches on Monday
"In the NFL is two head coaches have been fired Doug Marone in the Jacksonville Jaguars being let go after a little more than four seasons, while Anthony Lynn spent four years at the helm of the Los Angeles Chargers. Other teams have already fired their coach is on the Jets, Falcons, Texans and Lions. Meanwhile, pro football talk is citing sources saying that former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer would want $12 million per season to take over as the head coach of the Jaguars.
A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart
"Thirty nine songs on the Billboard hot one hundred singles chart this week our holiday songs which sets a new record margins are a letter with the latest all right carries all I want for Christmas is you is the number one song this week one of nine holiday songs in the top ten rock around the Christmas tree by Brenda Lee is second followed by jingle bell rock by Bobby Helms a Holly jolly Christmas by burl Ives and it's the most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams Billboard now counts streaming as well as sales and compiling charts well you always in the mood to buy twenty four K. gold and Ian D. or is the only song in the top ten that's not a holiday song at number seven
Cryptocurrency Company Ripple Facing an S.E.C. Lawsuit
"In an unusual move cryptocurrency company ripple ceo brad garlan house told fortune that the securities and exchange commission is going to file a lawsuit against ripple in the near future for allegedly selling unlicensed securities with garlan house and co founder. Chris larson named as defendants at issue is whether x. p. which is a digital currency associated with ripple is a security which must be registered with the sec like a stock would be or an actual currency. That doesn't the sec previously ruled. The bitcoin and a theory are not securities in part because they're decentralized with no person or company at the helm and are minted through mining process. Back in twenty twelve ripple created one hundred billion units x. rpi for a company called ripple. Labs gardellin halston larson each significant amount of x. arpey but say they don't have access to reserve funds off schedule and extra p. is no more decentralized as banks and merchants use it as a bridge currency in cross-border transactions.
Vox Media Publisher Melissa Bell on recent departures and future content
"Okay let's get into welcome. Melissa thanks for taking the time happy to be here always enjoy the digital passed so last month bucks co medical esiason as recline as well as vox editor in chief larne williams announced. They're leaving bucks. So what's going on a box. You know it's a it's a story that's a little bit about fox could also just think this is a major europe change. You spoke a little bit about the founding of ox. We started almost seven years ago. We'll have our seventh anniversary in march this this next year and it's been an incredible period of growth for us i think particularly over the last three years We really expanded into the multimedia platforms that. You're talking about television in podcast. Obviously our newsroom grew as well. And it's been fantastic to watch this growth. But i think this year with everything in change in and everyone kind of considering their next steps. I think individually as romance and lauren all in conversations with me realized that they were ready for different step in their careers and similarly i think fox is ready for a different step in its direction in twenty twenty one and it aligns really to sort of say okay. Let's make this. Let's make some big significant changes all at once and let's move forward into into a new era. Vox they have all been huge instrumental. Parts of oxen have really left their imprint. On it and i'm really grateful for all they've done but i'm also excited for what's to come next. And there's some precedent for this. Because then i think it was. Twenty seventeen was when as a became editor at large. That was. Lauren was promoted to editor in chief and that seemed to coincide with also something of a new era for box like today explained. Hadn't launched yet. The netflix show explained watching. I think a year later so like with this now. Kind of that precedent being set. What are you expecting for the next era. Vox what's going to be different about fox in two thousand twenty one. Yeah i don't want to ever speak for Think it's a really interesting story. A bit In his in his decisions what he's always done. And i think that this is this is evident two thousand seventeen and evident now is that he and matt and i came up with a strong idea about what fox could try to solve for audiences. We really knew that there was there was something that we needed to help with journalism overall. But what we sound is that having others come in and take that sort of seed of an idea and build something invariably ends up with amazing incredible work. And i think that when ezra step back in two thousand seventeen he did so purposely to let someone like lauryn williams take the helm and lead. Vox into sort of this next generation. And you see the you see the impact that she had Over the last few years. And i think what we're looking for is to find some new folks who are ready to be those new leaders in taking different directions. We also i think have created space internally for a lot of the really talented people we have to step up and take box into different directions today. Explain you mentioned is is our daily podcast and i think it's a great example. We hired sean. Rahm ashore are host to create something. That really gets out what we want. Vox to be at its very best. Something that Jewels deep into stories of the day But does so in a way that is that takes topics seriously but artiste itself too seriously that brings both joy and understanding to its audience. And that's not something that i could have ever come up with. That's not something that could have ever come up with. That's really something that sean developed with his tastic team and i just you know i've always found that if you give creators space to do great work. They're great work will accomplish in so we're looking forward to that in the next
Just What is Going on at the Esports Stadium Arlington?
"Sports stadium in Arlington is the largest Esports arena in North America this week. They laid off almost all their employees including former president. Jonathan Ogden Josh. Whose been at the Helm of the company for the past few years made it clear. There was plenty of discontent behind the scenes. He tweeted quote would love to talk about what's happened a t Sports stadium and my fears what will happen with the new Direction off all the details but need to tread lightly from a legal perspective and quote in other tweets. He makes it even more clear that the exit wasn't pretty and that the new leadership represents a drastic change from the team driving the stage over the last few years. The new president will be luke Bauer Bauer doesn't have much experience in E Sports at all. Jacob Wolfe tweeted yesterday quote Bauer is a 2020 University of North Palm. Just graduate and Linkedin shows experience running a pressure washing company power is a friend of Luke lights means and quote. Luke is the other figure involved with the company and he's a bit controversial Thousand Years. Apparently the grandson of Ray Davis a majority shareholder of the Texas Rangers who helped launch the venue according to Woolf the current CEO of Esports Arena Arlington is Neil Lyman a minority shareholder for the Rangers. And if that name doesn't ring a bell, here's a refresher Infiniti sports and entertainment. That's the company that bought optic gaming back in 2017 and made an absolute mess of it before selling it off to a mortal's about two years later. Now, it seems like Neil is taking another popular is Esports institution run by a gaming veteran and moving it in a direction of wage earner nepotism Bauer didn't interview with Kevin hit at the Esports Observer, which I will link below in it hit questions Bauer about an odd tweet from Luke leitzman lights been again appears to be Bridge between Bauer and the Texas Rangers owners who are making the decisions here lights been tweeted and then deleted e Sports Stadium Arlington will not at any time require requests or inquire about the vaccination record of anyone. I will be buried in the ground before this changes. That's just an odd statement to make from a public health perspective, especially as venues have been one of the hardest-hit industries by the covid-19. Demek Bauer claims lights been does not have the authority to make that call but his entire page was wild with feared claims. And now as I searched for it today does not exist. So weitzman's actual role at the company is not clear whatsoever. Jonathan quotes who did the article and said there is much much more to this and is in no way being transcribed fully booked. It's not a fault of hit. Of course. It's a fault of Bauer who just is not going to provide the full situation. We likely won't know the full story until Jonathan's NDA expires, but for now given meals poor history. Use words to say the least. We certainly aren't going to give him the benefit of the doubt here.
Former Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
"Buck's head coach Ray Perkins, has died at the age of 79 Perkins was at the helm of the Buccaneers from 1987 through 1990 with the win loss record of 19 and 41. He also played for it later coached Alabama winning three bowl games Coach The New York Giants 1979 to 1982 Perkins was 79.
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Adds 20 Actors to Cast
"Before we say goodbye to lord of the rings amazon has bought the rights to lord of the rings on television streaming or whatever and they're producing something. How much do you know about the project. And what do you think of that project as a big lord of the rings fan. I in nervous. Because i think they're i don't know because i've i've seen in read a bunch of things because the i thought is going to be essentially like Tales from the second age. Like you know like What happened in the prologue of fellowship was essentially going to be that this this franchises climax last war elves and men. You know yes this war say will like there. Weren't you know elves kind of helm's deep didn't happen to book. This is all man's deal like l. july. We don't got the strength anymore. This other thing is like you're supposed to understand that this was a world war just like tolkien fought That liked to reason dwarves and elves and other because this was happening like the dwarfs are being attacked under mountains galadriel hanging onto her forest realm with with only her personal might and her ring of power. she's able to withstand like i. Everything's being like you're like what's happening. Administrator this happening all over the world simultaneously But then i heard that like well it's going to be these random pills from some million then i heard it was going to be like a reimagining of actually the lord of the rings. That's feels like really stupid. Who i don't know it's a i will say this it's fascinating world with a lot of really cool stories And there's a lot the mind there but it all comes down like peter. Jackson couldn't capture this magic twice dune the hobbit broke him you know like like An and patting it out and making it bigger and more commercial and all that kind of stuff. I don't know like it extended they stick to some of the cool stuff that's in the similar million and some of the lost books and details and stuff. That that tolkien's estate is kind of manicured throughout the years like it. It'll probably be pretty good But i don't. I don't know i really don't i have dance. It's the it's they're filming it in new zealand. So that's Something
Behind the space mission crew
"Behind every great space mission is a great flight control team. This is a special series of innovation now celebrating twenty years of continuous human presence on the international space station. Since november two thousand humans have been living in space continuously aboard the international space station and during every hour of every day that astronauts are in space teams of dedicated men and women on the ground. Watch over the space station. Crews and complex systems from nasr's mission control center in houston texas. But what does it take to update the software of a spacecraft traveling two hundred fifty miles overhead. How do you monitor life. Support and communication systems in orbit. Living in space isn't just about the technology but about the people who believe in teamwork vigilance responsibility and competence in a new nasa e book readers. Get an inside. Look at station operations through the eyes of ten space flight directors who have served at the helm of mission control. You can download this inspirational book operating an outpost and the new frontier from the nasa book website for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Pulley
Soft Power 2020
"Am joined today on special soft power program by mongols foreign editor megan gibson monocle culture editor kiara ramallah and monocle twenty four culture correspondent and eurovision desk chief. Fernando augusto up. We have a lot to cover in analyzing who made l. top ten this year and who didn't but we should talk about first of all meghan. What an unusual year for calibrating soft power. This was because of course it was like every country on earth given the same test it was like he is a pandemic deal revert. And see what it says about you. As a nation did it make a difference on how countries will seen by the rest of the world and soft power terms. It absolutely did like you said every country was dealing pretty much the same set of problems but just as internally the pandemic kind of shed light on where countries weren't up to snuff and where there's certain systems were lacking or the social welfare net was not working so too did a show which countries were really relying on kind of coasting approach to diplomacy and soft power. Every country had to turn inward in some respect. You had to face an economy. Crunch you had to face a healthcare crisis but a lot of countries still managed to think about diplomacy and what. They're projecting abroad and to other countries and global cooperation. And that is something. I think that kind of threw up some surprises when we actually looked at the year in terms of soft power some countries that have never made our list before immediately caught our eye. Well let's talk about that. We'll come back a bit later to how different countries responded to the covid nineteen crisis. But let's look first of all at our top ten and meghan all ask you again. You were talking about surprise entries in the top ten. Who is there. The see that hasn't been before i think the first one. I'm going to go to taiwan. And i should say we've done top ten this year. Usually we do top twenty five. We quickly realized that there weren't twenty five countries. That actually made that good impression on the world. I would say this year. A peace prize in the nineteen forties. Exactly we cut it down to ten and picked the ten countries that did something notable on the world stage and taiwan absolutely one of them from their stellar leadership in actually handling the virus. Which i mean has seen the country. Even today has had quite a minimal effect. On at the helm of its citizens numbers have been tiny and given their proximity to china. Remarkable for that. That's just been something that they've really been able to step up and show that they've had good leadership and for such a tiny country and a country that has been long grappling with a very antagonistic neighbor. That's been really impressive. And i think we've also could look at another country that has made our list consistently but also small and has done really well with the pandemic and that's new zealand new zealand again a beneficiary of its leadership and of its leader. Another factor we will come back to later in the show. I wanted to bring you in now. Kiara refu- look at the top ten. Were there any entries in there that left out at you. It's difficult for me to look at this without my cultural hat on. Because i do think that cultural exports make up so much of a country soft power their own way. You know if you do have a tv hit. That really can change. The international perspective of people have on your country in the issue. We have profile of borgen. The danish show which kind of guess kicked off almost a huge facination with scanning wa. I'm happy that south korea is in the fair number and i were discussing. Grammy results on are getting their first ever kind of major grammy nomination. I mean that is huge because the grammys are essentially a us kind of awards ceremony. Yes of course it has one global subcategory but it's largely. Us fakest for a korean bond to be nominated as part of that really means that they have become not only a korean band moore global bond and that radius testament to the power of capes. I think south korea has really well deserved second-place cultural reasons but also for all the other reasons dr megan was discussing. It's very interesting. Also you you know you mentioned new zealand as well and perhaps it's a very niche reason to be very well known abroad but i do think that new zealand has got an increasing amount of really interesting. Musical acts that are genuinely world class. I'm talking the likes of zuma. Alice harding benet talking. Broods mullen williams all quite indie acts but in the the community which is very dedicated. Genuinely these are kind of agenda setting also around the world. So i think it's really interesting. That a tiny nation can produce a really interesting side of the musical experimentation side of things obviously around this table. Four nations are represented all nations with instantly recognizable and widely understood national brands. And that's my nation of australia. Kiara of italy fernando's of brazil megan's of canada which i notice is the only one in the top ten. This whole thing is just the most shameless stitch-up so fernando to bring you in brazil a country with a powerful national brand and yet you are not in the top ten this year. Do you feel especially put out by that is. Is there a case you would like to make well. No no no not not in two thousand twenty eight gave you the big buildings builder. People would be surprised by me. Because i always a believer brazilian. I'm very proud of being resilient. And i am still an and we do have an amazing opportunity to be one of the best countries in soft power so perhaps in a few years will be there the top of the list but honestly i mean this year has been terrible for brazil president. He's an isolationist. he's not handling very well. The situation in the rain forest which matters a lot for the outside world. Perhaps those of us who enjoy breathing so exactly. But i mean it. It is an issue in brazil. but i notice. We've all my friends when they say. Oh how during forest the amazon. Your president doesn't care. And of course his declaration sometimes every day he said something quite offensive to specific groups. And it's funny. I was trying to say i mean. What is brazil doing. well now we. We are student load of great things but even at football you have. Our biggest star neymar liked by some. But he's but even in brazil. Laura people don't like neymar like perhaps some aspects of his personality. So then i think even football. We're not so well liked turfing. We need to improve. I am an optimistic. I think things will change but two thousand twenty is yeah. I agree it. It's not the year of brazil. And i do think this year has been a blip for a lot of countries and as i was saying you know cultural experts from italy. Obviously still very strong italian food still eating around the world unloved around the world especially on this table but this year it was all about the countries that had cut through and what the cut through was what the stories that were resonating around. The world like fernandez. The amazon is what people were thinking about. When they thought about brazil they were not thinking of amazing beaches. Or you know wonderful culture and things like that it was the bad headlines that were really being projected around the world just finally in this first part of the show. I am going to rise heroically above complaining too much about the struggles exclusion in favor of new zealand. And just let these self evident absurdity of that speak for itself but meghan there couple of other countries which again have shoes soft power in princeton fact arguably the countries with the to hugest soft power imprint i e the united kingdom and the united states neither of the mike it and is that just about covid nineteen and all the people who happened to be leading them at the moment. It is definitely down to leadership. Soft power is usually something that is built up over years and decades so usually it can survive a bad year it can survive a wrong thinking government but in the case of the uk and definitely the us. It's not that. Diplomacy was neglected in the last few years. I mean we've seen a lot of policies that have been actually hostile to global cooperation. And i think a lot of people's perceptions of those countries have really shifted especially when it comes to the us under donald trump.
"helms" Discussed on Political Scandals
"helms" Discussed on Political Scandals
"Barrington Daniels Parker said to Helms in a courtroom full of reporters and spectators. You now stand before this court in disgrace and shame. A little harsh, but Helms was mostly expecting it, and he was vindicated by his own lawyers response. Pounds quote family. Himself impaled on the horns of a moral and legal dilemma when he chose to mislead Congress. It wasn't a decision. He took lightly. He did not lie to protect himself. He lied to protect the C. I. A.. Judge. Parker wasn't impressed. He reminded Helms that. Even public officials need to obey the law. Then he turned down Helms plea deal and instead find him two thousand dollars and gave him two years in jail with a suspended sentence. Hounds wasn't convicted of perjury. He was convicted of failing to testify fully and completely before Congress. Helms was officially the only CIA director to ever be convicted of misleading Congress. Loyal to the last, his lawyer tried to put a good spin on it. He told reporters Helms will wear this conviction like a badge of honor. Helms could only hope other people would see it that way. He found out quickly. The day of his sentencing, he had a meeting with the Central Intelligence Retiree Association. When he entered the room, hundreds of guests rose with a thunderous applause news of Helms conviction had made the radio, and soon they were passing around a basket, collecting money for his two thousand dollar fine. By the end of the lunch, the basket made its way to Helms to his surprise. Cash and checks were overflowing. His fellow retirees had collected far more than the amount of his fine Helms didn't need the money, but he was delighted to his fellow agents both current and retired, he was a hero. He capped his oath to the agency. Whatever the cost they respected that! Unfortunately as far as the general public was concerned, Helms was the man who do Congress the man who felt like he was above the law, and he wasn't alone in his scandal ridden reputation. Watergate seriously damaged the reputation of intelligence collecting in the eyes of the American people. As a response, the Church Committee became a permanent establishment now named the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee's investigations led to the passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy eight. This act helps ensure that intelligence agencies are kept in check by congressional and judicial oversight. However. Helms's conviction didn't deter President Ronald. Reagan from awarding him. The National Security Medal in nineteen eighty three. Times were changing, and the country was slowly reestablishing their faith in government agencies. Reagan presented Helms the metal for exceptionally meritorious service in intelligence that the urging of George H W Bush a former intelligence member. A nineteen eighty three New York Times article called the occasion a rehabilitation from Mister Reagan for both Mr Helms and the intelligence community. Later that week, ten years after being pushed out of the role of director of the CIA Helms received a letter from President Richard Nixon. The. Congratulations node also read the attempt to castrate. The CIA in the mid seventies was a national tragedy. Of course. It was Nixon's orders that started this entire scandal. It's only fitting that after all the dust settled, he and Helms were reunited on the wrong side of history..
"helms" Discussed on Political Scandals
"Best to give Nixon what he wanted a military coup. The first step was to contact all the CIA's established connections in Chile. Helms wanted to test the waters and see if anyone was already staging a revolution that the US could just piggyback off of. The response wasn't promising. Chile's current. President Eduardo Frei had no intention of taking part in a coup, neither did the chief of staff General Rene Schneider Shero. In October nineteen seventy. They found their only option. Retired Chilean General Roberto Vio- he was retired because of a failed coup in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, nine, which didn't make his prospects very promising to Helms and the rest of the CIA, but they were desperate, so they provided vio, and his ragtag group with some funds, thirty five thousand dollars and a life insurance policy for the general and his family. That was enough to keep him plotting. Meanwhile they found themselves another general who also promised that he could take down the Chilean government. This general looked an abundance more promising than general videos men so the CIA, gave him access to tear gas and submachine guns three weapons in total. But in the end, it was general video who struck first? On October, Twenty Second Nineteen Seventy Chilean chief of staff General Schneider was walking to work when a group of men ambushed him, he reached for his weapon, but the attackers were too fast Schneider was shot and died on the operating table three days later. This was not what Helms and the CIA had been going for. It was an unplanned ineffective murder that did nothing, but set the Chilean government on high alert, and just like that, any prospects of a future attack were compromised. The second general, the CIA had recruited knew it. He sent back the American weapons all unused. Two days later on October twenty fourth nineteen seventy. Congress voted in then day as president one, hundred, fifty, three to forty two. He was sworn into office on November third nineteen seventy. The plotting had all failed Helms. Warnings had all been for naught, but this was Nixon's administration. There were plenty of other schemes to focus on for the CIA that meant the war in Vietnam there were no other attempts to lead a coup in Chile. Resident Nixon meanwhile turned his attention towards the upcoming thousand, nine, hundred seventy two presidential election. On June seventeenth nineteen, seventy-two around two thirty am. Five men were arrested breaking into the Democratic National. Headquarters at the Watergate Complex. That morning Helms received a phone call from his chief of security about the break in. Helms's first question was blunt. Is there an indication that we could be involved in this? Howard Osborne responded none whatsoever. By the time of the Monday morning staff meeting two days later. News of the break in was everywhere Helms again, asked his people any of them had been involved. They each assured him they were not. A. Little over a later helm, and his deputy chief were called to the White House for a meeting with John Ehrlichman one of Nixon's councils for domestic affairs. But the White House Chief of Staff H R Haldeman marched into their meeting and took over. He demanded to know what involvement the CIA had with the Watergate break-in. Helms told him that his organization was not involved. But hold him and continued to press the matter almost as if he wasn't listening to anything. Helms was saying. And then suspicious situations started to arise. Helms deputy was called to meet with the White House. Haldeman, told the deputy that the white. House needed money from the CIA to pay the bail of the men arrested at the Watergate building. One Helms's deputy had no authority to hand over money that was Helms's job and to it didn't make sense for the CIA to offer up a large sum of cash when they were trying to disprove their involvement with the scandal. Bailing out the men involved would only make the CIA seem more suspicious. What was the White House up to? Turns out. The White House was trying to get this aid to assist in covering up the president's involvement with Watergate. When Helms refused to participate Nixon made sure that Helms knew he chose wrong. On one of the many infamous tapes released following the fallout of the Watergate scandal, Nixon disgust Helms's unwillingness to get involved. He said Helms would never agree to falsify cops and robbers things. He's never going to say that. He participated in a cover up. After Nixon, remarkably one a second presidential term in nineteen, seventy two. Helms amongst others paid the price for his lack of cooperation. At the first cabinet meeting in his new term, Nixon asked every presidential appointee including Helms to hand in a letter of resignation. Basically Nixon only wanted yes-men on his team and the way to ensure that was to start fresh. Helms declined and he advised his deputy not to resign, either if they did, it would politicize the CIA something that Helms had always been adamantly against. But Nixon got his way eventually. Helms was invited to Camp David where Nixon put things bluntly. Helms could resign or be forced out. Helms considered his options and like any truth spy started negotiating. He agreed to retire when he turned sixty in a few months March nineteen seventy-three if he could get a position as ambassador in return. The offer seemed to work. Nixon accepted. But on February second nineteen, seventy-three, the White House swore in several of Nixon's new appointees, and among them was James R slesinger. The new director of the CIA. Helms had just a few minutes to contain his shock. Gather his things and leave the agency building a few days later, he ran into the White House chief of staff. H R Haldeman and asked him what happened to the agreement between himself and Nixon Haldeman said. Oh. I guess we forgot. Nixon did follow up on one part of his agreement with Helms. He offered him the Ambassadorship to Iran. But first Helms's appointment needed to be confirmed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On February fifth nineteen seventy-three, he met with the group in an open session. It was the.
"helms" Discussed on Political Scandals
"In the year, leading up to the two thousand and twenty election, we're counting down the biggest scandals in American political history. This is number seventeen Richard Helms the only CIA director ever convicted of lying to Congress under oath. On September Fifteenth Nineteen. Seventy Central Intelligence Agency director. Richard Helms was ushered into the Oval Office. President Nixon was seated at the large desk in the center of the room. His fist was clenched. He was not happy. But maybe Helms could fix the problem. Helms tried to keep up with the president's Tirade scribbling furiously on the notebook in his lap. Something needed to be done Helms of course knew that the something Nixon referred to was stopping Salvador Allende from becoming the next president of Chile. I N Day was sure to turn the country into a communist state making yet another enemy for the United States. Just like Helms had been saying last year. Now. He suspected that it was too late. Making this not only incredibly risky but ineffective. Still as always, he'd do his duty. Fifteen minutes later, Helms was back in his car, driving to the agency. He glanced over at his note pad on the seat next to him. It read. Not Concerned. Risks Involved no involvement of embassy. Ten million dollars available more if necessary. Make the economy scream. Helms had just thirty eight days to carry out. The president's commands overthrow Salvador Allende. Make sure. He does not become inaugurated as Chile's next president and most importantly. Make sure absolutely no one knows about the plan..
"helms" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I you know I still have Moments of deep doubt and M. I M I good. Am I contributing to the to the greater cinematic universe in a meaningful way? You know you don't always feel like a movie star. I guess I think the reason that I ask you. That particularly is you became a you know a household name to the extent that you are when you were in the hangover and I remember going to see the hangover in a in like a press screening. You know but it was at a regular movie theater. It was also just an advance hype screening so there was a lot of non press people. There was a probably seven out of eight. Were just people who somebody handed free tickets on the sidewalk or whatever and I was excited about it because you were in it and because Zach Galifianakis was in it and I was. I was a big fan of both of yours and I knew I what can I say? I was a comedy nerd. I knew Bradley Cooper from Wet Hot American summer like most people and I think that like one of the reasons that it was so successful as a film like artistically is because of how what fundamentally sweet performers you in Zakho are like I. I don't think anyone would ever be surprised at Bradley Cooper. Being a successful movie star. He's gorgeous and funny and a great actor. You know what I mean. My keep he was on. He was on a rocket ship. Space one way or the other but The two of you like I certainly never imagined sack would star in a movie and you are so wonderful in the movie. I was like Gosh. I guess I should have just been imagining Ed. Helms being in being the star of movies this whole time. Well how dare you not imagine me starring in movies. What were you thinking so I but I also remember like walking out of that movie and people. The people around me were like flipping out over it like totally flipping out over it. Rarely have I walked out of movie where people were so pumped about it but also like somewhere like toxic burroughs? Who really seemed to be taking the wrong messages from the film and I I immediately was like. Wow what a weird. What a weird thing. I have seen that has seen these. Like wonderful alternative performers like Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis Galvin Akkas in particular especially at the time just to was making the weirdest work in the world other than that film and it was wonderful at it just just totally great and like what a weird shirt to be in a movie and you're like okay so everybody in the movie was good. We did a good job. And I think it's a good movie and also it's huge and exploding my career into the stratosphere but also maybe like part of the people that like it are like it for weird reasons. You know what I mean. Sure that is so. It's such an odd way to become like if that was your fourth movie that that that you are the star of you know you know it's just one in a long string but when it's the thing that is in a way a big break. What a strange situation to be in. It's a special movie. I think it's something it what's unique about. That movie is that it really allowed all different kinds of people to see themselves in it and to kind of You know to derive joy from it and I. I'll never forget being in the lobby of a of a motel or a hotel in Maryland or some place like not long after it came out and there was there were there was a little bevy of older ladies like in their sixties or seventies and they were taught. They were telling each other scenes from the hangover. This was maybe a month the couple of weeks after it came out. And they're telling each other scenes from the movie and laughing about it and I couldn't believe it I just couldn't believe that these these old ladies were just chuckling about this movie. Even more I thought about it the reason that that movie kind of has its cake and eat it too is because it's a story of these these guys being really decadent and debaucherous but then they get this sort of back door because they're also horrified by it right so the next day as they learn what they've done which till Ike you know Frat Bros. All over the country. They're just like Y- those guys are the best. They had a crazy night out but then the grandmas see the next day when they're horrified by all the stuff that they did the night before and they they find that charming and so the formula of that plot I think was a little bit of a magic trick because it gave everybody something to latch onto and and I don't think those movies come along very often. I can't. I can't believe how lucky I was to be part of that one. When you unexpectedly became a movie star. Did you have some like we? Were you ready? Did you have some idea of what you wanted to do? With that thing. That had entered your life I would. I don't know I don't know if I was ready. I kinda like it to come back around again and just be able to have a little more fun enroll with it was it was kind of anxious transition for me And I that that's not. I think it is for a lot of people but looking back. I do kind of wish. I just rolled with a little more. Had A little more. Just Fun and cut myself some more slack But I I was very preoccupied with doing it right. You know being a good guy through all of it and and not losing touch with my roots and all those things that stars whether they're sports stars or movie stars would ever get criticized for Getting too big for themselves or getting you know just losing touch and all that SORTA stuff I i. I was very adamant about kind of doing it right or something and I but I didn't even know what that meant and I think it made it a little bit. I was a little bit hard on myself or it made it a little bit more I just was sort of cutting tougher path for myself for no reason You know really if you can just navigate any of this stuff with some measure of authenticity than you win. That's all it takes and there's so many pressures in forces on you to to kind of like either perform in some way or be a little bit different than maybe just to be inauthentic and to deliver on people's expectations of you and In a way that may not be organic to you or natural to you. And that's when you start to falter in is when you start training. Meet those expectations But I've been I've been kind of in and out of all those modes and and struggled with different aspects of it. All you know. I guess I'm still still have some measure of commonsense left I'm clean trying to cling to. I think we're all trying to cling to something right now at go to great job. Thank you. Yeah we are. Aren't we just grasping for anything? Do play music around the house. Have you been extra? Yes yes all the time all the time. I have guitars on different walls in the House that I can just grab at any given time. I don't play Banjo around the house very much. Because that's well as you know. Banjo is extremely irritating. Unless you're the person playing it in which case it's it's really really fun but I was GonNa offer an acquired taste okay. Sure that's a nice way to put it For for anyone within about a quarter mile radius of a banjo. It's A. It's a waking nightmare and so I tend to do that More in solitude but yeah play guitar all the time I might Two and a half year old daughter is obsessed with instruments which thrills me obviously. She's she she can really play a Ukulele. She can't make cords on she can really strum it and And it's just so fun to sit there. She try to make her dance with with guitar songs. And whatever bluegrass if whether you like bluegrass or not and And it is it's not for everybody It's definitely for all kids. Kids love it for some reason. It just always makes kids dance. And I'm so grateful that you took this time to be on bulls eye was really nice to get to talk you. It's always a pleasure Jesse. I really appreciate it. Thanks for having me Ed Helms folks coffee and Kareem is streaming now on net flicks. That's the end of another episode of Bullseye. Bullseye is currently being produced out of the homes of myself and other employees have maximum fund inc in and around the Los Angeles area here at my house. The most exciting thing that happened this past week was a delivery of Hams from fathers country. Hands always exciting but particularly exciting. When you're not leaving the house very much. Thanks TO FATHERS COUNTRY. Hams of Bremen Kentucky. They didn't give them tune in for free. 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"helms" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I want to be a part of a winter. Some shows and then signed up for classes and it was nuts. I mean it was just the coolest it was so many wild weird wonderful people a lot of and a lot of really talented eager ambitious people and it was another another moment of just finding like minded people that made me feel like this is possible. This is this is something I can. I might be able to do with their something about what in particular you were doing there or was it the people that were different. What what was the thing that made it feel like it was You know it was a real thing that could really happen well. It was clear that there was there was a kind of intangible excitement about the upright citizens brigade. And it's one of those things that happens when all of the participants know that they're part of something special even if you can't articulate it any even if the world doesn't know it yet that just sort of was this this little bit of electricity. That was kind of running through all of that and and it made it feel special may feel really cool and again. It wasn't very long before Well as actually right out of the gate that the Upright Citizens Brigade themselves Matt in the other Matt and Aimee Were all doing sketches on Conan O'Brien. So he was like they were like his sort of repertory players for For the all the sketches on on the Conan O'Brien show so and they were teaching the classes so that was like a direct link to late night comedy and it felt like wow this is like I'm I'm really close to this now and And when you can start to see those pathways and see those pipelines and they're in your own orbit that's when it starts to feel real and it starts to feel Possible I just. I always encourage young people to just go. Go to the place where you're in the orbit of people who are doing the thing you WanNa do. Had you had the feeling that you have from Improv making music you're pretty committed musician. You're also like you play a lot of music in the kind of folk and bluegrass world. Which is very oriented towards kind of community feeling? Yeah well I think there are a ton of parallels there. Bluegrass in particular is a is a music form that is similar to jazz. Only in that there is a Canon of music that most players of that music. No they know you know. Probably fifty of the same songs if not more and so you can sit down. I can sit down with with another bluegrass player. Who I've never met and we can play. We can just start having fun together instantly just playing songs that we both know And I've had really fun conversations about this in the past with A. There's a bluegrass guitar player. Bryan Sutton lives in Nashville. He's kind of widely regarded as just one the best bluegrass and country guitar players out. There and improvisation is a big part of of that music form as well and we've had some really fun deep dive conversations knocking ally fueled by some whiskey That Just about the excitement of improvisation and collect and kind of being in the zone with other people and finding these groups with people both in in my case as a comedian and as a performer as an actor and in his case as a as a musician and some of the parallels in some of the differences between those finding those zones. But it is. There's no question that there is a almost this like this really joyful spirit that I think emerges when you lock in with somebody whether it's an Improv partner. Or or a you know somebody. You're playing music with when you just lock in and there's nothing said or spoken about the thing that you're doing but you both know exactly what it is or and. I say both it could be three four five six musicians all at once or Improv actors. All at once. Nobody's saying what it is that you're doing but you all get it and everybody's on the exact same page in this. You know you get in that flow. State that behavioral psychologists talk about and it is incredible. Really really really amazing. We'll wrap up with Ed Helms in just a minute like a lot of us. Ed has been spending a lot of time at home. So how does he pass that time? The answers after the break. It's Bullseye for maximum. Dot Org and NPR. We live in a culture that prizes action but now former Surgeon General Vivek Moody says it's important to make space to just be simply spending five minutes just listening to the birds chirping or to the conversation around you solitude and ways to overcome loneliness on the next hidden brain from NPR Juki Halen. I hear you have a true false quiz. You want me to finish I do here. We Begin? We host a trivia game. Show podcast on the Max Fun Network called. Go fact to yourself true correct. The show is all about celebrity guests answering Trivia questions about things J. Keith enjoys false. We sometimes don't talk about baseball or cats. Thank God it's questions about things they enjoy next. We bring on surprise experts every episode true correct final question. It's just the two of US sitting alone with these guests false correct. We have a live audience. At the Angel City Brewery see you can hear go factor self every first and third Friday of the month. And if you don't listen you can go fast yourself through. Welcome back to bulls. I'm Jesse Thorn. My guest is the comedian and actor. Ed Helms you've seen him in the office the daily show and the hangover movies. His newest film is called coffee and Kareem. It's a buddy comedy that just hit net flex. Were you surprised when you became a movie star? I he absolutely. Yeah and I I still kind of I still wake up sometimes Sometimes it kind of hits you in the face with In some moment somebody says something or something. It's still surprises me. On the other hand it is something that I also started working towards since I was eighteen or so and And so there there's a there's a sense that I think this is what I wanted. I think this is what I was working towards But you just don't really know what it's going to be like until it's happening and even when you're working towards it it still feels like this impossible faraway thing and even now that you just said. I'm a movie star. I don't know if I'm actually official if I CHECK. All the boxes of whatever. A movie star is but.
"helms" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"Got his start as a correspondent on the daily show with Jon Stewart during his run there he also booked a Gig on a little show called the Office for seven seasons. He played the awkward but lovable. Andy Bernard an insecure thunder. Flynn paper salesmen prone to occasional rage. And of course to capella singing a really tall using all four recorded on my computer for ever. Thank you muchly. His breakout movie role was the hangover the hangover probably a group of guys. Take a trip to Las Vegas for a wild Bachelor Party. They wake up with a hangover and no memory of what had happened the night before as they stumble around Vegas trying to piece together the details. The movie was a smash hit. It spawned two sequels which were also big hits the franchise turned Ed hounds into what Hollywood insiders like me like to call a movie star. Sorry if that's too jargon. His latest role is in net. Flicks is coffee and Kareem. It's an action comedy with a bit of a sweet side and he portrays a Detroit. Police officer named James Coffee. Coffee isn't particularly good at his job. He doesn't get a lot of respect at the precinct. In fact is the movie starts. He just accidentally lost a big time criminal but then he's thrust into action. Coffee has to rescue his girlfriend and her twelve year old son named Karim after the boy. Witnesses a murder. Let's listen to a clip from the film here. Coffee is talking with Kareem there alone for the first time. Cream isn't thrilled. His mom is dating. A police officer in coffee knows that but he's still trying to bond with him so he decides to open up with Kareem about his childhood. I just WanNa say I know how this you know. My Dad wasn't around either and when my mom dated guys I saw it as a threat but there was one guy that I just decided. Hey I'm gonNA give this guy chance and I did. And we became BEF APPS FOREVER. And Guess who he is now. Must Step Dad. Yeah so the moral of the story is that sometimes. Stepdad is a step in the right direction. You're BFF's was a grown man. That's so sick. And there's literally documentaries on Netflix about why that's so sick and I think that's a different expect us to be beef out. Snapped at welcome to bowls ice cream. Have you back on the show? It is wonderful to be here. Thank you did you ever imagine yourself as the star of playing a policeman in an action comedy. It's the only thing I ever imagined as an actor I it's funny. I don't see this as it is. Obviously a cop like it's it's sort of a buddy cop comedy but I just think it is a comedy you know and it feels like kind of in keeping this character feels a little bit in keeping with with what I do so yeah I just felt like a no brainer. How would you describe what you do? I would describe what I do. As the art of acting perfected Is that fair? I thought of you always thought of you as a latter day Huda Haugen okay No I I guess I do. I just like to do comedies. In which I play characters that might might seem kind of low status. But they're they're working on themselves and trying to be better people and maybe by the end our have established some measure of of status if not exactly high status and that's that is kind of to me a little bit of my life story or how. I view it anyway. And that's That's why I love these characters that are just trying to do better out there. Did you think of yourself as low status in working on yourself? I certainly feel a certain amount of insecurity and just moving through the world and don't know that it it comes off all that often but but it's there and and and that's why a lot of these characters are maybe like heightened version of that right. They're they're they're much more sort of transparently struggling struggling I'm much better at hiding my struggles. I guess but but this is a guy who you know. My character in this movie is definitely has some work to do. You grew up in Atlanta. Did you imagine yourself having an acting career when you're a kid? I don't know that it felt very plausible to me for a long long time. But it certainly was. A was a An aspiration very early. I can really kind of pinpoint in this. This is something I think I share with. So many comedic actors but but early on it was. It was Saturday night. Live just those things that those episodes that I would sneak downstairs to watch when I was eight. Nine ten years old. And sometimes at a sleepover. You know staying up late to watch. And the just Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo and Phil Hartmann. And and then later on Mike Myers and Chris Farley and spade in Sandler and all all these just wonderful wonder. Incredible comedic actors that that were just throwing themselves into these ridiculous crazy skits and clearly having a blast. Doing it was something that I i. I don't even think I understood all the jokes that age but I understood how much fun these people were having and I wanted to be a part of it and it just is something that stuck with me for forever instill is with me. Still is a big kind of motivating factor says something that you shared with your family or was it something. Where you like Went downstairs by yourself on Saturday night. Well that's a really great question. I never shared that aspiration with with very many people at all. And I think it's because in the culture in which I grew up it just was not something that seemed reasonable or practical or even possible to go after so I knew that if I talked about it and if I talked about how much I wanted to be on Saturday night live when I grew up that I would never get good feedback. I would never get sort of affirmation of that aspiration and so really for an on into adulthood that that kind of weirdly the privacy of that goal I think kept it sacred to me in a really good way and it kept it something that you know I. I was always some somebody who felt like. I didn't WanNa tell people what I wanted to do. I just wanted to to show them once. I had done it. The weird thing is that once you tell people your goals and aspirations. It's one thing if you're like a manager and you're trying to run a team of people you have to talk about goals but if you're a one person and you're talking about your personal goals the minute you share that with other people. You're kind of giving them an expectation. You're sort of saying to that person. Here's what to expect from me and then you're in a really outlandish aspiration like joining the cast of Saturday. Night live After you know growing up thousand miles from show business in Atlanta Georgia. Then you're you're kind of setting yourself up to disappoint that person in a weird way. There are likely to disappoint. At least. You're opening the door to the possibility of disappointing. That person and I was always very precious about that. I don't know why I never thought it through this rationally. At the time I just always felt like this was a kind of secret private thing and then once I got to New York in my twenties. That's when I was able to say. Oh Yeah I'm in New York to do comedy and I could sort of own it and then I had to kind of cross that next threshold of actually inviting my family to come see me. Do Stand up comedy. That's I think. A huge a huge bar for most Most Comedians to cross that. That's when I felt like okay. It's real this is official bike. My parents family knows they've come. They've seen me bomb. They know what I'm up to. I guess I'm legit. Did you go to New York specifically with the idea of wanting to do comedy yes. I had kind of two two tracks in mind one. I wanted to because I studied film in College. And I was very enamored with like the sundance film festival in independent filmmaking and all that so New York City was a big hub for that at the time and and I thought okay. I'm either going to sort of crack my way into the independent film. World may be filmmaker or and or I just WanNa do comedy and comedy one out. There was it was the thing I found myself drawn to the the most but they're both equally ridiculous. How did you know about the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater? So that started in I moved to New York City in ninety six. I guess and the And I started doing comedy stuff. Pretty much right away. I was going to open MIC. Stand up nights and I took some Improv classes at a little theater on the upper east side called Chicago city limits. It's Weird I. This was all New York. But I took Improv classes. Chicago city limits. And I did stand up at the Boston Comedy Club. So which was in the village. But I think we've found the hook for this interview. And did we all right. Yeah the headline Hell. Helms admits unusual incident ironic city names of comedy institutions but Around nineteen ninety nine. I think I just started hearing about it and I was doing I was. I had a little sketch group that I was performing with. And we would just see signs up for the Upright Citizens Brigade performances at these different venues and Blanking on it there was this little. It was like on the tenth floor. Some office building. There was like a creative space where a lot of comedy shows were happening. Like underground comedy shows and and UCB was doing stuff there and they were starting to teach classes. And I just kind of got on my radar and I thought this sounds awesome to sounds like something..
"helms" Discussed on Busted Open
"I talk all about the dark day yesterday with the wwe so many people so many wrestlers losing their work we get into everything you know how it looks right now. Pow The contracts. Look what the future could be for this now. We get into everything very very detailed. We get the business side from bully Ray. We also talked to Tommy Dreamer as well. You know we talk about kind of the human element of everything that took place yesterday and of somebody that was truly effected by everything that took place is Hurricane Shane Helms producer for wwe. We talked to him his thoughts on what happened in.
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"I wonder if that I wonder if there's a male female thing going on how males and females process this type of situation. But you even said in your meeting. You felt like a lot of the men. Were on pretty freaked out? Yeah that's true meeting but it didn't last long I will say yeah and we also have such different opinions on what's considered freaking out Like I don't think Chris and I are freaking out at all. I think we are not stringent. You're not hysterical or anything that words tricky hysterical to use it in reference to women. Oh Yeah it was a bad history. It does seinfeld. Sigmund seinfeld Freud explored hysteria and women allies very misogynist. So any who? I don't think either of your the crazy. No no no I using. There seems to be a slight difference. Yeah I think you're right. I think you're right. Okay Edward Helms odd Helms. I mean the fact that he was the way he was and then it was revealed throughout the thing that he is southern in that way it was all very cute because I was like. Wow he is really dressed nicely for this. It is funny. He was talking about how he's repressed and then he plays an obnoxious instrument. That's how his internal heathen finds its way out but I am so impressed with him author. I think he's so great. I liked him so much. She was so sweet and nice and thoughtful and not. Maybe not what anyone would expect now. What I expected at all right expected like more comedian type. Yeah except the more and more like the more. I know comedians. The less I think of them as that. So many communes I know are a quiet and the OPS series sad. You know there's a darkness sometimes but but I didn't have a darkness. In my opinion he just had a seriousness. And I liked it. I liked when people are in `nigma Ze. Yeah it must make dating tricky for him in the past though because they're expecting one. Yeah Yeah Yeah certainly. They would know who he was. It'd be hard not to know who was on planet earth. Yes point and then so either you would have thought he was a comedian and one of even tried to get them showing always a community or you thought he was a comedian so you decided to get to know him in your life. Nobody's more sincere and serious. Yeah I don't know feels like that could make a tricky. I agree with me on TV. And I'm a buffoon and then you meet me in real life. Oh He's a buffoon you're as advertised. Compare this to. I've always theorized and what it's like to date a because talk about interesting advertisement like you see them at a show their God. They look other worldly they have superpowers beyond say you watch your dance and open that fucking mouth in the just shakes the foundation of the room. You're in yeah. No human being acts like that in real life. There's no way to act like that in real life so I was wondering like women who fall for rockstars find themselves a little more bored than they were expecting. Yes is everything. We've talked about that even on here when we have people we really high expectations. It's almost impossible for people to meet that even when they're wonderful just because you yourself have set them. We even had this. Yesterday we watched a dateline. Oh watched a great dateline but this was the fucking to our Saturday night. Big One with Keith. At the helm one of the craziest episodes. We've ever seen lots of twists and turns Liz against there's a woman in it maims Liz and after we watched it. I was you really fair and really thought that Liz might be at the house in a railway and I kept going. Explain to me like how I wanted to be in on it. Are you pretending she broke out of prison? How does she know I should not rational? It's just you got the spooks. I got spooked out yet. And then everything was spooky then. It was like even getting like a vitamin now. I've felt like she was behind or something was behind me wasn't necessarily Liz. It was and our dog our dog we've had for six months Frank. He was in this episode of the Dateline. They showed a picture and by God. That was frank and we have no idea where frank came from. He's a rescue so it was plausible. Frank was a part of this. Murder Triangle found his way to our house. And now Liz would come looking for frank yes see. It's all a lot of willpower on my end to not stoke the fire because there was so many little things for me to amp up your free wanted to. It was kind of like good punch lines. We're just sitting on the table that I had to say out loud. I was really scared. And then I heard you heard some tapping tapping and I texted. You was that you and then I texted Ana. Who's living with? Everyone came into one in the morning. No no no no to be fair. It wasn't it wasn't the everyone went to sleep. This was an hour later. This was still we. Were all like this minute rush to the living room like a house but I got derailed so the point is watching dateline. There was one woman who for a while? We were being fed to believe that she was bad that she was the culprit and they were showing this picture of her over and over again. Every time saw it was like oh I was just getting so angry. Staring at her shirt she will how evil she was. I couldn't believe it and then turns out. There's a big twist was a couple. Yeah there's a few and one of the twists is that woman is not a bad guy. Yeah and when they showed that picture after we found out that I see the picture and I think Oh yes. Totally Benign Lady I mean. It's that fast. Well there's this famous. I wish I could remember the name of it. But you know there's a seventies kind of film experiment. They might even show it in film school but they show a man walking down the street and they show was face right and they cut two different things. And it's kind of an experiment so they cut to a woman like holding her purse. Maybe she's clearly just been robbed and cut to this guy is facing. You're convinced him but then they showed a different way you know in the dude is just neutral. And it's kind of a stylus straight how you fill in the emotions on as okay so ed so Martin Sheen Apocalypse. Now you asked if the food poisoning was like Martin Sheen having a heart attack on apocalypse now just will add before you get into anyone who's not watched. The documentary hearts darkness. It's good as apocalypse now is as a movie. Have you ever watched it now? And when I was doing some research on this today I mean I always knew that those two go hand in hand if you should watch bone but I haven't seen apocalypse now so I never felt the need to see hearts of darkness but then I was doing some research to find Martin Sheen's heart attack and I was reading about all the insanity that shoot was. There's probably never been a crazy your production and heading not just directed the godfathers. They would've pulled the plug a million two there were dead bodies they brought on. Uh Typhoons They shut down for a long time. They just all went home for a long time. Martin Sheen had a heart attack. Also they put the shoot on hold because when Brando got there he didn't know any lines he didn't know anything so in read the book. Yeah Coppola had to teach him his lines so they just shut down production for a while he did that. This is this weird Deon and Yang of Brando who? I was obsessed with for a while and read a couple of different biographies on. You know. He's intermittently the Super Irresponsible Guy Glutton and then he is a genius on top of it. I don't think those two are at odds I think a lot of geniuses have a lot of other issues we. We're GONNA watch it. We're GONNA watch hearts darkness because there is a point when you see how frustrating for Coppola to work with him. Yeah he just won't commit to even working and at that point you're like this guy is just an absolute. Why aren't you firing this guy? But then when you see what he does. You're like well I guess. That's that guys process and only four people can do what he does. And I guess you gotTa deal with. If that's someone's process to get that thing he wants so it's all I don't think it's cut and dry. I feel conflicted about that. I know two three people can do it. He does but four through four thousand people can do the next step and I personally this just my obsession with justice feel like. I don't need that one three. If he's an asshole and he's evil. I'll take the four three or four thousand. Who are really really really good. Maybe we're not genius level but they're still fantastic out. I'd prefer that I don't know. I think they are the Picasso's of I know but like that's what I'm saying and I know this is this is going to rub people the some bless you. I wanted to try to do gazumped height with Koronen. There couldn't make it out. That would have been hard. Yeah but you know when we were in Vienna Moscow so crazy to think like weeks before we were shut down. Kristen and I were in another controversy flying. It was happening. We're flying internationally in New York on the subway. Sure Emily Burger. Oh I miss you seizures. But we were in Vienna and we went to this really cool museum and it had a lot of really fine art those Picasso's there. There's all kinds of cool stuff and and I was looking at it and they were amazing and I did and I feel like the history but I also then I looked at the next painting of a person I didn't know and I was like this. Is the same thing we decided. This person was the one and we put a lot of clough into and I'm not saying he's not a genius. I do think he is but I guess I guess I know what you're saying. I've thought a lot about art. I mean folic pollock. And you're like I don't really pay drips. Sold me on Picasso and again. Look we're aware of the The the dic- history because with all the women stuff so with all that set I was just exposed to Picasso in his Cuba's works so I was like I don't know Kick draw that I don't know I never was all that sold but then I went to the museum in Barcelona and it showed. There's a very famous painting. Like kind of medieval painting of this huge. Like probably eight feet wide and it was like all these people in a parlor hanging out. There is a dog and so he did a copy of that painting which was a famous painting and he did it. It looks like photograph. Yeah and then the next one he like puts it through the Picasso Filter and in this one room on all the walls and the ends with one of his paintings and you can see everything is in that painting that the original one hand you see all the steps and at that point. I was like no this guy's a one in a billion I I. I am not challenging. That he is but I guess my point is when I'm at the museum. If there were no Picasso's in it would I have left and been like them sucked? I wouldn't I would have still been like. Oh that was amazing. And that one was awesome. That was awesome. I mean look by the way everyone in that museum was probably also a one in a museum but yeah but I just. I don't know I just kind of Balk against this idea that like. If you're a genius you can get away with all of this murder in look. I don't think people should get away with murder but I think it's plausible that some people's process involves a lot of insanity. The thing is with our okay. Like that's fine 'cause to them them in a room with an actor it affects so many people that when it starts affecting other people is where. I draw the line but the one I will defend. I have before and I'll do it again. Is like Christian? Bale that tape that lead him like the character. He's playing in the mindset. He has to be in. He has to be a misanthrope. Angry motherfucker to be doing that. And he's kind of living in that space and then someone's walking in and out of his eyeliner totally and he's already in the character. Yeah so no. I know it's true I get it I get it. You can't want all things you can't like want an actor to be able to convey heartbreak and then expect them to be heartbroken and acting as if they're not in having the you know because when people are that devastated and they're heartbroken there in these fights where they're getting divorced or Saint they're saying insane stuff and we're asking the people to be in that space. Yeah but then. Not even the line happy. So it's Kinda like you know now I don't know if that's Brando's case and not having to fuck yeah. They're not being prepared coming. Shut down production. He wouldn't do scenes with the same partner so they had to shoot every other day. Each person like insanity insanity anyway but he did have a heart attack and he also had an epileptic seizure so twins Martin Sheen did. Yeah Okay and then. What year was the Banjo invented? Ed gave like a nice little history of Banjo so I don't need to go really into it but Joel Sweeney was the first star performer on the Banjo in the eighteen hundred. It's often said that. He invented the Modern Banjo by adding frets to the neck and also introducing the fifth string however many people questioned these claims nowadays because he was saying.
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"The show the fact check with my soulmate. Monica Batman. Oh facts at Monaco's. That's what this new segments call 'cause. We are indeed at my home due to some Internet issues at the attic now. What a scaredy now experienced this whole thing is because now we're at your house exactly. It's kind of Nice. It is nice things up a bit. Have we talked about it on here? That Aaron and I were staying here while we were self quarantined. Yup and the looked at all my stuff. We look to all your stuff. We read your journal but we had a like a lovers retreat here. Yes we felt like we were on vacation in Maui or something and we were so tickled to be in this one bedroom apartment together. You made hellofresh for each other. Well he made it for me out and then we watched from beginning to end patriots season one into first time for him. Second time for me. What a fun time. It was and now forever when I come to your apartment. I'm GonNa have warm fuzzies from our special you have a Pavlovian respond How who is this? I'm conflicted. Can I voice it out loud here? We're getting access to really amazing people. Yeah because of the quarantine which I feel very lucky about and then I'm panicking. No one's commuting to work in no one's losing to our show I understand could just find out if that's the case or not but I don't because I'm I'm protecting myself from being right. I know I understand. I really do and I don't WanNa waste all these great people are no one's listening on their commute being what will happen Because this is temporary so even if nobody's listening right now which I think they are. Okay we'll certainly the people right now listener listening. If you're listening right now you're listening and if you're not. I bet once this is all over which there will be a point that is not too distant future or go back okay. Listen episodes because we do it. We've had some incredible people. Today's included. Yep everyone has really been great and I know I understand your concern. I feel it too but I also. I also know that you really good job and that people like the show so we've different proclivities you and I are obsessive. Compulsive minds are different. They focused on different things while I can online. That's the kind of thing I'll be obsessing about for no reason. I don't even have the information. I've just decided that that's the case because I read three people go. I'm not commuting so I'm not listening out sad also why they write that while just to be. I don't know why it didn't make me mad. I thought Oh there'd be an honest also I'm experiencing it myself. I would have thought in this corentin that I would have been able to consume like ten different podcast. I wanted to consume all of us. Now we have been watching a ton of TV yeah think TV's ticked up for us for sure. But I I'm I'm not listening to as much stuff. Hey I can't listen to my kids and then be what am I gonNA put headphones on her on the and then I'm going to take them out every two seconds because they're yelling. Yeah I think it depends. You're also not working out the correct arm hand surgery. Yes shocker today. Oh my God yeah. It was quite a shock. Follow up appointment and everyone's probably worry because you're going in and out of the doctor's office would not going to a public Dr. Everyone knows I haven't gone to the hospital. I haven't gone to any public. I went to a little hand clinic. Yeah and they appreciate the business. I'm not overwhelming the medical system. Doing you're wearing masks gloves. You're doing the procure owing nonstop. Yeah but it happens. Sometimes it happens and you had to go and that's when they took the castoff and all kinds of metal stuff hanging out at the top of the which I I knew they were putting pins in. But I didn't envision it looking like that like the pins are sticking out of the skin doesn't seem like you should be able to have protrusion. Protrusion says coming out of the top of the hand and how come he doesn't believe on this whole I know. Isn't it curious? Your Medical Marvel anyways. It's good popout value. Oh you so. You're not working out because your hands hurt so workouts would be a good time to listen. That's true that's true but I did start listening on the toilet today. I started listening to the ESTER peril. Monica just boys and I just got overwhelmed once again with her brilliance. It's weird I wanNA call her computer. But that's the antithesis of Venus so dialed in emotionally yet. She is a clarity about emotional relationship. Stuff that is seems otherworldly or not human. It really does like you can throw her anything and she has an answer. That's profound profound each one. Yeah she's very special. We were very lucky. I bet she's a hell cat in the sack too. I bet so. Yeah Seems Pretty. Dialed in yourself like emotionally. Yeah she knows her body and her mind. How are you feeling emotionally me? Besides your fear of this podcast really good. I think probably everyone's feeling that there's ebbs and flows I think ours has upsides and downsizers us all doing this together. Which is a huge upside. Because we're social and then also we all have emotions and so at any given time. Someone's probably not feeling awesome. I know it's rare that all of us are feeling good. Perfect yeah it's hard. It is so unifying every person I talked to has said yes just ups and downs. Like you feel manic. Aw You have one day or four hours that you feel great and you feel like I can do this for however long. It's okay and then just to your house going on. I'm so glad we're all together. Oh my God. So good. So revved up. That's myself become untethered at times. And then they'll just be one. Very small hiccup throws just the rose. You Way off could not you me? We'll both of us. We had that we were like just having a fun conversation watching social network and then all of a sudden we got dramatic. Yeah yeah talking about pronunciations of names and whether you had a second consonant vowel shore. It was you WanNa talk about a useless conversation and then all of a sudden we just had to unpack it and deal with it. I know I know daughter was like now you're fighting Delta at five was aware of how preposterous the whole thing. Wait a minute you guys are talking about. Words of it was silly but you know that conversation. It's funny it's just like a good indicator of what so many fights are about. We were obviously not fighting about words. Nope and how you spell words and pronounce things we while. I was fighting not fighting but I was upset because I felt that. How do we even say because it's such a stupid conversation to regional but I will There was there was a lady in the credits. Her name I happen to know is Laurie. And it's spelled L. A. R. A. Y. which is different for shore. And I said simply no can't spell your name D x seven nine and say it's pronounced Michael. Yeah and I said I think you can but I understand that it's weird and then we get into the long as sure day. It was a whole thing and it was mean your sister in you became a three way thing. Yup feelings were her well. Well no because at some point you said. Do you guys really not know that? And that's for me when it turns out. Yeah well I started feeling insane. You know Why like sad in sadder or saddest? Oh I thought you thank you felt sad and I was just saying that you've got to add another deed sadder. Yeah or a long well if you add an e it makes it long Unless you had that second concert and then you guys were just. I don't know why it did seem like you guys were saying. That's not the case and then I started feeling crazy and then I was like hold on. Is it possible? You guys don't realize that's what's going on that. That's why you add the second then. I really thought maybe you guys which I don't know how you would. I would know something about grammar that you guys didn't some the worst. But then I was legitimately like do they not know that. I know. But what if we didn't know that? Do you think that would have been the best way to approach it by saying? Do you really not know that know that. That would not be the right way right so even if we didn't know it hard to believe that you can like. I found it impossible to believe that you guys could have known something. I knew about spellings. I'm so bad at it that I thought in that moment. Oh they're just fucking with me or like they're deciding to know just like deny that. That's a case to perpetuate your own argument right. Oh boy I'm embarrassed but the reason I think it's fine to talk about is because I think these types of things are happening across the globe right now. Tiny tiny conversations like how to pronounce. Laurie get blown up. Yeah Larry get really blown out of proportion quick and I think it was a fraction of what's going on in general and I do wonder if this is a me in you guys thing or there's a male female thing be curious how it's playing out in people's homes across America but my own point of view is different from you and Kristen's in general about this pandemic and we're always on opposite sides of the thoughts you know and so then any I guess argument. That's not even related in that somehow is related to that. Because that's the undercurrent of what's going on. Yeah Yeah because then a few minutes after that. We got another mini fight. Because because I know because the actor you said Oh that's actor from handmaid's and I said Oh really and you said yeah it is and I was like okay. Oh I don't rather say memory. Oh okay I thought you said is it? Oh I said yeah and he said is that. I'm sure that that's fine. I stand by that something that could have happened. I felt like well now. You don't even believe me that that's the L. I know but why okay yes. You're a good point. Do you want me to disagree with you. Which I don't yeah and I said no but I would like some benefit of the doubt area which I get but I think the benefit of the Dow. I think that's connected to the other fights. I think that's the through line Yeah well and I already said it on here. We can be honest about it. I'm of the opinion California already. Had It in a lot of the country already had it again. I'm doing all the right stuff doing all the stuff But I think that there's been a couple different articles that have come out that some people are at least exploring now certainly not conclusive yet but like Stamford's looking into that any who. That's kind of an ongoing debate in the house. I'm leaning towards it. Everyone already had it and you guys are not leaning that way which is fine also who cares even as I say it out loud..
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Oh my God I want to pump that into my veins like clearly right. Get the Fox over a WHO gives a shit. Yeah I need to watch that. I learned a lot about it but also you hit on something that is exactly what is so terrifying about that transition from even like a middle level of fame to a astronomical level of fame. Which is that you take it for. Granted your entire life that you're able to control your environment to some extent you can control it completely but like if say a fight breaks out at a bar next to you. You can leave like you guys leave right or if some Weirdo is bothering you for any reason or hating on you or whatever like you can leave or you can have words with that person. When you hit a certain level of fame you can no longer just go to a baggage claim right. Because that's an event for the people around you. Yeah and so suddenly your environment. No matter how you're behaving your environment is so different because people around York behaving so differently than anything that you ever thought was normal. They're coming up to. Us PICTURES THEY WANNA hug. They WanNa take your hand. They want you to face time with sick grandmother. Everything is out of control. And you can't talk your way out of it. You can't just walk away. Some can run jump in a car. Maybe but those ways that we take for granted we do control our environment that just disappear evaporate and that is terrifying yeah. I've thought I've even spent time. I have wasted hours of my life thinking 'cause I'm fine with it when it's just me but when I'm with my kids I don't like it and I've even thought on going to wear a shirt that says family time thank you. That'll solve everything and then just thinking what a big Dick People think. I am. I wearing a shirt as family time and then at a certain point when my kids can read. I can't wear them. I mean hours thinking of how I can regain control of the situation when I'm with my kids and AA. We have this thing which is like acceptance is the answer to all of our problems and I'm trying to get at peace with the fact that like. Yeah guess what DAX. Every time you go to the baggage claim you're GonNa have ten or twelve conversations. Yeah that's the super insightful. Way To look at it. Todd Phillips has also one of my favorite points of view on this stuff which is nobody cares. I think like you can get yourself in a tizzy and be like were stressed out about it. But it's kind of a Seinfeld thing. Seinfeld is saying like who cares. But like todd's thing is like nobody cares. It's Kinda the same thing that was like a mantra. Like if we got you know we were worried about some bit of bad press on one of the hangovers are like sending. He nobody cares. I like it's a little bit nihilistic but it's also reassuring in a nice way and it's like one of I think todd's like great leadership skills disability kind of like decide what's worth caring about but it is a bit paradoxical because I think actors do need a lot of approval. I mean that's sort of what a lot of it's based in is wanting other people's approval so when you go to the baggage claim it's hard to say I'm just GonNa walk away or I'm going to say no to these people because you still want everyone's approval so it's this bizarre balance of it's hard to say nobody cares because you also want people to care because you want people's approval all of these things only apply in certain situations. There's there's no fix all there's no one I mean. Except unless it maybe it's acceptances the solution to all your problems that we said. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Maybe that's the one thing that applies to every was also the hardest one to internalize. We're not going to get bogged down but I just wanted to say Cedar rapids is one of my favorite movies. Ever what a fucking awesome. Oh my God I loved it so much. Thank you thank you so have a new movie. That's coming out on Netflix. Excursions is going to be on June twenty twenty six. We'll still be on the platform. Great Yeah it'll it should still be on there. It'll be in the cloud. A coffee and cream is my new movie on Net flicks had it's amazing and it opens Friday April third who directed it. Michael Dowse he's very well known and loved and Canada for these really bizarre movies. That are absolute genius called Foo Bar. Those are some of the funniest movies of all time. I feel like the real. Authentic Niche Canadian thing is getting exposed finally in the most pleasing way because letterkenny. I don't know if you've watched the show. Yeah I love that show. They've got their own lexicon revolving around hockey then. I find so amusing. I can't get enough of it. Yeah he's Canadian. We shot the movie in Vancouver although it takes place in Detroit so I saw. Yeah you'll be picking out little things that we got wrong but so coffee and cream. Well it's more in the lethal weapon off Beverly Hills cop even die hard or maybe not quite as greedy as forty eight hours. It really. I think is a nod to those eighties action comedies. Yes stop action comedies. And it's a blast. It moves like a bullet. We did some serious stunt work in this movie that I'm insanely proud of having sat on the sidelines and watched stunt people do but no it. It has great action. And this kid. My Co star Terence. Little Garden is his name and he is on believable. He's like this discovery. I can't wait for him to blow up. He's like the mcconnahey example like he is just a smooth do like he. He's ready for it. I feel like he's built for it. Yeah it's GonNa be Great. I'll probably be calling him up a couple of years for Brunch Mentor. I never who should I talk to? Should I avoid? He is such a natural actor. There's a lot of different ways to approach acting and then there are some people who just don't seem to have an approach it's just like this intrinsic natural thing right just they just do it yet. Your asset can just be. You're not self conscious that's one way that's Terri- and then to Raji. Hinson is yeah. She's just a force of nature so the concept really quick as you're dating a woman right in her son wants to break you guys up. Is that it yes? So I'm a cop and I'm dating Raji Hinson and it's a fairly new relationship but it's going very well but her son hates me who and I don't really even know him. We don't know each other very well. I think wants to get rid of this guy hop dating his mom so he tries to pay these bad guys like beat me up but it backfires and kind of winds up getting him and me caught up in this larger organized crime situation and me and the kid basically have this all night caper. It's one of those twenty four hour caper movies. That just adds like foot on the gas the whole time. That's awesome April third. I can't wait to watch it. Maybe I've already watched it by the time. This is my last question did you or do you still have someone's career who you're like. That's kind of the one I want. I would say I always. I mean this is a cliche to even say because I think it's it's true for so many actors but Tom Hanks has always been this kind of like beacon on a hill for me as a guy who did some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen and also has moved me to tears on numerous occasions and has also maintained a dignity and the appearance of self possession that that is awesome and there are moments. I literally think like how Tom Hanks handle this or anything like this movie. But that's not to compare myself to on on but northstar. Yeah that's what he is he he's been for a long time for me. Is like a little bit of just a way to kind of trim. My sails and I think I've ever met Tom. Hanks deliver he will deliver for you. He will he'll know all your shit he will know a story about you. Somehow he delivers all right. Look forward to I see that all day because you have the acting shops and you have this kindness. That is very obvious. I think at all times which makes you very compelling at helps you nice guy. I mean I'm not married to you so who really knows. But on our Trista Tyler. I concluded you are very Nice Guy. Very nice of you to say. I appreciate it glad that you were not there in Thailand during my food poisoning because I I probably wasn't as Nice on those. It's well listen Ed door. You and I'm going to watch coffee and cream. Everyone's GonNa Watch coffee and cream. Wed We love you and we hope you'll talk to us again the next time you guys too and I look forward to it all right..
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"It's not a place that would elicit that for a lot of people right and I think that's also what felt empowering and strange cool. Yeah so you know what's interesting is I grew up and when I got into comedy and Ninety Five. I guess when I moved. La. There was Saturday night live. That was that was the singular goal. And you could choose to go to second city or you could go to groundlings. I went to groundlings and I've now got to interview a bunch of the younger generation. Comedians and they grew up in an era where there were two routes. There was the daily show and there was SNL. And I don't think I would have recognized. That had talked to some of these guys who were like no. I Knew I Clinton do what they did on Saturday night live but I knew I had something to give and I knew that the daily show was that thing and it's interesting because of that you're one of the first guys in the door right. You were a part of something that became a second channel a an institution. It was very early on right. You're you're you're right at the beginning. Well not quite at the beginning of the daily show but very early in the life of the daily show for Sure Craig. Kilborn started on the daily show in. WanNa say like ninety four five. I was in college at the time and I remember just loving it and thinking it was hilarious and then when John Stewart started. It's funny that you put it that way about Saturday night. Live in the daily show kind of being these avenues. Because that's exactly how I saw two. When I came out of college I moved to New York City and I didn't tell anybody this but there was a part of it. It was like I'm going to be on Saturday night. Live of course like every choice I make is to get there right at. That doesn't set me apart. That's a lot of COMEDIANS. I think feel that way but I I was really driven and I don't know why but for some reason I loved Saturday night. Live so much Eddie Murphy to me. When I was a kid was just a superhuman. He was a god. I can't overstate my obsession with him when I was a little kid and I just his energy and I'm sure I didn't even get most of what he was doing but he looked like he was having so much fun. Like US having more fun than anybody has ever had in the world and was that's how I sort of saw and I just remember feeling like I want to do that. And so moving to New York City. It was about Saturday night. Live but there was a moment to your point. There was a moment where I saw the daily show as like okay. I'm GonNa do Saturday night. Live or the daily show like I also love the daily show. This thing is awesome. I feel like I get it and understand it so now. There's two things I would love to be a part of and coming up through. Ucb of getting to a point in my late twenties where it was becoming plausible. That I would get an audition at some point right for either one ounce shows because my friends were getting them and suddenly one degree of separation away from these like institutions. I was so enamored with and I watched the daily show every single night i. I obviously watched Saturday night live every weekend but but I became this sort of facto expert on the daily show. So when I did get the audition. They handed me a script and they were like okay. This is a cold read. Just do it however you think and I saw the script L. Stephen Colbert did this on the show. Two weeks ago. I know exactly how to do this. I knew the show well enough. They'll recognize the script every daily show correspondent ever will tell you this like you. Start out just imitating Stephen Colbert. That's like every every correspondent is like. That's your sort of like first phase. You're just trying to find your voice and so I did. I just imitated Stephen Colbert shamelessly. And that's what got me through the callback. And then I guess somewhere. John's mind he was like. Oh this kid's enough like Stephen Colbert. Well rope him into. How long were you on the show? Almost five years I think four and a half years. Yeah and do you remember a moment where you were like? Oh I'm not imitating Kobe anymore. I'm doing Ed Helms like Ed. Helms's figured out what his version of this is. I mean Kobe was a good friend and a sort of almost like a mentor. That whole time I was there. And so there was never a moment where he wasn't influencing just by his presence and his comedic and his warmth he was always willing to give advice or feedback or whatever but there was a point maybe after probably a year or more after which I remember somebody basically. It took someone external to say to me. I like the role that you play on that show or something like. You're kind of feeling a good niche on that show that made me realize like I do have my own rhythms and impulses in and I have my own bag of tricks on build pieces that I kinda went to that. If you're a fan of the show you'd be like Oh. Yeah Helms always does this or whatever but it took a long time. I think you know full circle to the earlier part of the conversation there were only fleeting moments. Where the fraud complex was not like beating at my door. I mean there were times where I'd be on a field piece and it was going really really well and it'd be Kinda feel the flow and just be feeling really confident. But then I'd have a segment go poorly and I'd be like I. Who Am I to have this job? I can't do this. I mean show businesses or roller coaster. Oh yeah not just like the jobs but the emotions of it right and I think anyone is going to feel that confidence kind of Ebben flow so when you went to the office. I would assume you could've stayed at the daily show but you decide to leave and go to the office. Is that what happened? Yeah and it was kind of dynamic time for the daily show because Colbert was just building. The Colbert report and so there was a sense of with Kobe. Leaving that I would be like kind of in pole position as the senior correspondent at or top dog as it were and that was very exciting but it still was not different from what I've been doing on the show and it just meant maybe more choice assignments on things but I'd still be the same character and I was feeling this very ansi need to demonstrate to the world and to show business that I could do more than I was doing on the daily show. That could act. Yeah so in. The office came up. I wouldn't say it was a no brainer but I made the decision fairly quickly. Does my next move and did you feel like oh. I gotta go talk to John and tell them how happy I am to have been here and all that it was like breaking up with someone you love. Yeah for sure. Because you're basically saying I found a hotter girl to is like it's the worst guy number they already know you've found another girl for him. I remember feeling guilty and like why you shouldn't feel guilty about actualising your dreams and building your career. But for some reason I was like I did feel so much gratitude for the platform that the daily show gave me in the faith that John had had in me all those years and the experience and the credibility that gave me. I mean I wouldn't have gotten the office without show and so there was an enormous gratitude but I think part of that was a little bit of maybe some guilt mixed in that that was not as healthy. John was so gracious. He made that departure. Really smooth and and I I sort of forgot. Oh Yeah I've given a lot to this show too. Yes yes it was a good exchange. Yeah so John was expressing gratitude to me also. I remember feeling like really overwhelmed. Like Oh yeah this. This is cool. We appreciate each other. Here's the part where a little bit of jealousy kicks in for me. Because you go from being with Stewart and Colbert who are not only some of the funniest guys ever live. The smartest guys ever lived. But as you say just Damn Nice guys like totally Nice generous guys and then you go. Saddle up with steam corral for like another eight years or whatever the hell it is. I'm a little envious of the. You know the work partners you've had you kinda had a sweet ride there because Corrales just the sweetest humane as well. I'm always kinda looking for role models. I guess maybe not in the sort of grandiose sense but just like who around me is like navigating the business or life in a way that I admire. And what can I learn from them? And you're so right. I mean to have been in the specially early in my career. Have been around Colbert and Jon Stewart and everyone on that show and then to jump over to corral who. He's a real anomaly because of his role on that show he worked harder than anyone else on that show right. He has more lines than anybody else. He carries more stories than anybody else. And as the boss of Thunder Mifflin. He's kind of the defacto boss of the cast. It's not official thing but it's a little bit of like like we all sort of take our cues from him because he was such an incredible professional never ever ever late. He always knew his lines and he never ever complained. When sort of the top guy is doing that no one else can do anything less. And that's why I think that show worked so well for so long is because Steve was like this linchpin of professionalism in he had had any other kind of personality that show could have gone in lots of different directions. As you're saying all this I'm getting overwhelmed with guilt that I can be seen in that role on the show. I'm not give me doing a much better much. Better better things. He superhuman that way. Maybe he was complaining. A lot like behind the scenes but Yeah it's really it's awesome. Okay now the next step is really happens to like a handful of actors every ten years so the next step is is hangover. And that's just a full blown fucking rocket ship to three biggest already comedies. Ever I mean it's bonkers where you ready for that level of recognisability and general easy more private than say again back to the McConnell. Hey scale you seem a little more on the private ended. I probably was not as prepared for it. I don't think there is no way to prepare for that. Like everybody telling me agent at one point you can should set up mentor. Ships like you should be pairing me with like a huge movie star just to have a brunch once a month where I can ask questions terrified and confused. I don't know how to navigate these and he just laughed at. There's this weird thing in the business where they just assume you either have it or you don't like your either able to deal with this stuff or you're not and and I remember a couple of feeling like I was flailing a little bit just like m. i. handling this right and not feeling like I had anywhere to turn and of course Bradley ackward going through the same thing in Missouri but we're different people and we navigated all of our situations differently and so sometimes our insights for each other weren't as useful to each other so it was super exciting and thrilling. And then they're just moments of like sheer panic and terror. And here's the worst part. I honestly wish I enjoyed it more. I wish I could have just written it out with a little more. Yeah a little bit. Steadier hand on the Tiller and just Kinda like this is so cool and I did enjoy. A lot of it was super fun and cool. But but they're they're just little ways that I think I kind of like allowed my own anxiety or my own kind of insecurity to mess with me and not roll with as easily could have but I did the best I could. They're not synonymous. You have the skill set to act in any level of movie. There is and you could be a movie star on the filming of it but walking through life is someone who everyone is looking at and you have this kind of huge elevated status like those things are just vastly different things. There not related or another way. That I was lucky is that my fame emerged kind of gradually you know through the daily show was like basic cable fame right where maybe. I'd get hike A free donut at the airport or something. That's by the way kind of the perfect level of fame cable fame. Yeah and then. The office was like network. Tv fame which was a much higher level of fame but then the hangover was just stay. Yeah like you said a rocket ship and I still don't know if I'm handling any of that stuff right but I I am able to. I think just laugh at it more and if something like that were to happen again try very hard to just kinda take it easy on myself and enjoy it. Did you happen to see the COMEDIANS in cars? Getting coffee with Galvin akkas. Oh I I haven't seen it yet. There was the greatest moment in it where some people are filming them on their phones. Just people in the coffee shop and it's Driving Zach insane as it has often driven me insane because I like control. I hate a lack of control. I am powerless in that situation. And it's just what it is and I hate it right. That's exactly what it is. It is a loss of control. Go on yes. So Zack's getting more agitated and he finally says to Seinfeld like doesn't that drive you crazy and Jerry's know who cares you leave your house. They film you. It takes five seconds and then it's over and I was like..
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"It's obvious bullshit. It's like A. It's a way that we just continue to undermine ourselves and I think it's a little bit of nature's way to kind of keep us in check but some people are a little too burdened by it or struggle with it at different points and then there are some people who you wish had a little bit more of it. Well I gotta say even when I first met you like if I had to put you on some spectrum right and I'm just going to arbitrarily say like on one end of the spectrum is Matthew mcconaughey who I've gotten to me and I truly truly admire this about him. It seems like he was born to be a movie star. It's just such a good fit for him right. Yeah it's so natural for him and I see that he enjoys it. Which again I think is the best way you could do. It is enjoy it and then I don't know who's on the zero on that spectrum but the opposite him when I met you I was like Ed is a nice humble human being and he's in a business which almost favors or rewards the other side of the spectrum and it makes me happy that you're as thoughtful and subtle and all these things that you are and yet are a star. I just always like when I see someone like. There's no way to do it whatever way you do it. And here's Ed doing this way and there's other people doing it this way and I had a chance to tell you I think it was probably at the premiere of the second one but like I just thought you're acting in those movies was so sensational like you're you're hysterical. That's obvious and you wouldn't have been in that movie without but I just thought you just carried so much of the emotional ride. The reality ride like you just were so phenomenal as an actor in that. I think it just kind of rise me. Because you're just you're very thoughtful measured person and all the best ways so take your great complements go on that is incredibly gracious. Thank you so when did Banjo Star in music? So there's kind of two answers to that one. Is I think the Banjo is imprinted on me at a very early stage because I grew up going to summer camp in the mountains North Carolina making that trip every summer and spending time up there and just really loving that part of the world and it feeling very different from you know obviously grew up in the south but I grew up in the city and that was like being in the mountains and and you know we pull off at truck stops in bilateral cassette tapes to play on the on the drive and I just remembered having a string band cassette tapes that my dad liked and we listened to those and so I think that's where the seed was planted and then I kind of went through this thing in junior high early high school where I think a lot of kids go through. There's kind of a book about it. Catcher in the Rye when Holden caulfield is like obsessed with authenticity right and kind of finding the original truth of things and so as much as U2 and rem and all these bands were blowing up and were great. I was always that nerd. Who is like? Yeah but what came before that? Like yeah is the real deal. And so that got it took me on this journey into like blues and folk music and then that. Kinda lead into bluegrass and for some reason the Banjo just hooked my imagination. And I think it's technically difficult instrument and yet it's something that that we associate with like Hillbilly Culture and I kinda love that it subverts that station. You know we tend to not think of hillbillies as a very sophisticated bunch and yet here. They are playing this incredibly sophisticated style of music. Can I ask what year it was invented? You know when people start playing the Banjo well. It has an incredible history. It's based on instruments that came across the ocean with slaves from Africa and so there were stringed instruments being played over a drumhead which is what a Banjo. Is You know going back Millennia. Probably and the first kind of versions in America were derivation of African instruments. And then it kind of evolved from there and it's it's a really remarkable history and then of course a lot of the Scots Irish settlers in the mountains of what's now North Carolina Virginia and Kentucky those isolated communities were kind of steeped in Scottish and Irish fiddle music and traditional folk tunes and those things morphed over time and kind of became this distinctly American Music Form A. It's a really layered and complex. Not always good history but for me. I just loved that the sound of the energy of it happy it felt a little bit of aggression to it. It's the most frenetic instrument you can play practically right. You don't strumming it mostly right. It's picking so your your hands are so busy on both ends. Yeah I mean there. There's even a variety of ways to play it by the style that I play. It's called scruggs style and it's the three finger kind of fast picking style. I started playing guitar when I was thirteen. I got my first guitar and I started taking lessons from this guy who was just the most wonderful incredible inspirational guy. I mean I feel so lucky to have had that connection at that time because I was so curious about music in kind of roots music and he was so steeped in all that stuff and started teaching me a lot of great guitar stuff but he also was abandoned teacher and I love scene as Banjos around. I always ask them about it but owning a banjo because they're actually kind of expensive especially then and owning abandoned seemed like this far off impossible thing but then my high school did a musical called the Cotton Patch Gospel which is a bluegrass musical written by Harry Chapin and they wanted the students to be the band so I offered to learn Banjo to be part of the ban so then someone like Lona Banjo to the school. I went and took lessons from my teacher and basically just learned the songs that are in the musical and they're not really bluegrass songs or musical songs. But they're they're close enough. And that was the first time that actually became a little bit of a student of the instrument and had access to one and got some proficiency and then it wasn't until college that. I actually finally scraped enough money together to to buy one and started taking lessons from a friend in College. Who was really great. And it's been a love affair ever since. Have you worked with Steve Martin? You met him yeah. I've met him a bunch of times. I've played music with a bunch of times allow if I had to draw a parallel. Interestingly I grew up loving them I saw the jerk. I had some expectation of what he would be like in person and this is not negative. It's just different than I worked with them and I was like Oh. He's very serious hopeful purse. I would say you guys have very similar personalities and that you're both comedians and can be enormous when called for. But then just the real. You is pretty understated and subtle and I just think it's kind of curious if I had to say any two comedians. I've ever met had similar personalities. It's Youtube and then on top of it. You guys both play the fucking Banjo which nobody plays. I just find that kind of curious. Well that's a huge compliment because I'm such a admire his both like personally and professionally. I mean he was God to me for so long and yeah we both have that same. Screw loose I don't know what it is. I I actually think that loving the Banjo is is more of a curse than a blessing. It's a very antisocial instrument because it's very very loud. It's hard to practice off people. It's usually if you show up to a jam session with Banjo is a Lotta. I rolls it's GonNa Dominate. Whatever situation. You're in that I love about it and I always go back to this. You know kids react to music in all kinds of ways but when they hear a Banjo they always always start dancing. It is like this incredibly primal thing. It hits in Little Kids and my daughter loves it when I had abandoned York. We'd just sit around and play outside Central Park sometimes or whatever little kids just would always just start bouncing around. And it's I don't know there's something intangible magical.
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"At Helms. How are you? How is quarantining going man? It's a little intense but I gotta tell you all things considered I think I'm doing quite well and I feel insanely lucky to be able to say that. I just want to immediately notice. You look really presentable. Are you doing like a lot of press today? 'cause you you really have gotten dressed together. Yeah your hair looks. Great thank you. I took a shower and shaved this morning. I looked like a caveman staggering. Out of a car accident when I got out of bed this morning and I took my first shower in a number of days which was partly because I am doing some press today and also because my wife was just not operating my vibe anymore. Turkey read it so you and I met as I recall. Sometimes I'm wrong about this but my first memory of meaning you was in Thailand. Yeah I think that's my memory as well. We were my Thailand friend. That's right exclusively. Hang out in Thailand thirty months but I got there and you guys were shooting the hangover two and it was in a place called crabby crabby Thailand. Yeah in a crazy resort. That place was so kind of expensive and weird. It's like it's all designed to kind of keep everybody separate. Yeah like every room or I'm assuming every room had its own little pool like a mini pool or hot tub or something. So yeah you could have just stayed secluded in your little palace. Yeah it was incredible. That was ridiculous resort where we shot that day and I think the only people that go to that or like Russian oligarchs. I don't even know who would go like it's kind of borderline not fun because it's so like you're you're so isolated. I mean it's incredibly opulent and if that's what you're into the shirts fun but like it's designed to keep you apart so you don't really have a vibe of like. Oh this is fun. People are like having fun here. You're right but the best part was for me because again I didn't have to work. You guys had to work just twenty feet off of the coast there you had those incredible little mountains jutting up from the ocean and the caves and stuff and we went swimming in there. It was incredible. I kind of that part of what was so exciting about making. That movie was also being tourists in Thailand and just drinking up things about Thailand the culture the scenery and we were in Bangkok for like eight weeks in. That place is nuts I. I'm not sure they have the same regulation. We jumped a car over a canal. I remember that was like a big night then like the next night. We're doing a car chase through market and they. It's all set up to be wrecked in the chase but we're still just like drifting through these like tight little streets in bank and I got one of my most memorable stories out of that because you guys had to work early in the morning because we went from Kirby to Bangkok. Can you guys had to work? And I was just on my own so Zack's then girlfriend in your then girlfriend said we'll take you out. Do you remember this at all. No dull sites okay. This is amazing so they took me to I. The I'M GONNA use the term ladyboy. It was a lady boy bar and I experienced that with them for about a half hour or something and then they took me to another strip club and it's quite a production. I mean there was lights. It was huge. It somehow felt life-affirming. There were hundreds of people there and at some point the woman who ran the place came over and said to me. Come with me. You're going on stage and I said Oh I don't know and she said no no. You're coming with me. And then I stood up to go to follow her out of codependency and your then girlfriend intervened and said no no. No He's GonNa stay with us and then so I sat back down and I was like. Oh My Gosh. Thank you so much for saving me from that. She grabbed another guy. She took that guy on stage. He sat in a chair and then a stripper came out and while he was like taking a picture with his friends. Minute everyone's taking pictures of the guy on the stage. The stripper came out walked aggressively towards him. Then put her leg behind him on a pole and then smashed her vagina in his mouth. Ed His mouth and there were tons of cameras going off and I literally felt like someone had pulled me out from getting hit by a bus. I was like Oh my God. I was seconds away from being in a photo in Thailand with a vagina. My mouth. Well yeah that sounds nuts. Yeah The red light district. It's crazy tourist attraction like you see families visiting just to like see what it is. It's a kind of curiosity as much as is any kind of like titillating experience. What is your people are just observing in a sexual way as if they're looking at the Eiffel Tower or something. Well we shot in soy cowboy which is a well known. Red Light District of Bangkok and I had had street food a week prior and I had the worst food poisoning that I've ever had in my life. I mean it's the kind of food poisoning where you're like delirious and like not sure you're GonNa make it probably just because you're not thinking straight but like I remember thinking I could die in Thailand like away from my family and loved ones like what is going on basically like in my hotel room a mess and I remember calling the Ad Jp who I adore. And I said look. I don't know if I can even move tomorrow. I'm so sick. I don't even know what to do. Should go to the doctor. Whatever he's like so you're pickups GonNa be six am and and it was another reminder that the show stops for no one. I was able to get to set. But it's actually in the movie. I found footage where. We're kind of like stirring up a riot in the streets. I'm shirtless shouting. Like half the police just like going nuts. And there's fires around us and like crowds chanting and inbetween every single take. I was curled up on the sidewalk. Oh Cowboy in fetal position and Bradley and Zach. God bless them. We're like nursing me and giving me sprite and trying to like bring me back to life and then every take I would just get this adrenaline rush and get the got scream and yell do everything collapse and somehow we we got through it and the DP. Larry gave me a great compliment a week later when we were kind of laughing about it and Larry was like you're sick. I didn't even know you were saying I was able to sell it on campus. Did you at any point feel like oh I'm in apocalypse now and I'm Martin Sheen like I'm having a heart attack. This has gotten out of hand a little bit. There was a moment where the toilets were in like a little closet in the bathroom and because both ends were going off shirt I had to spin around really fast at one on the DOORJAMB. That was the low point. That's where I thought this could be it now. This will excite Monica great lead. Gino where ADS FROM ATLANTA TWINS Yeah Monica's from Duluth Duluth. Were you in a northern suburb or right downtown or east or West. Well I grew up like between midtown bucket which is very much in in the city but Atlanta's more like Los Angeles in that there are like kind of neighborhoody areas within the city right so I grew up in a neighborhood off of peachtree. You know the main kind of artery north-south artery but it didn't have any through streets so it wasn't like a lot of traffic moved through the neighborhood so it actually even though was very central. It was kind of this bucolic little. Yeah I cook yeah. It's a pretty. It's an amazing place. I really love the city but there was something about my teenage years. There was also a bit of a catapult for me to get out. I just wanted something different. You felt Monica would. Did you have a totally? She's if you ever notice she's Brown so I know you're colorblind but I am brown so I did also want I mean I. I grew up in suburbs so not in the city and it was very white but I loved it. I had a great childhood and a great experience but I was my sights. Were set for a different place for sure. Yeah what high school did you go to Westminster? Oh and what did MOM and Dad do? So mom was an administrator at another school and Dad. Was a lawyer like corporate counsel kind of lawyer for coca-cola no Sam good guests. Good I thank you thank you I saw you went to. Did you go to Interlocken in the summer? Something did yeah. So I'm from Michigan and this excited me so much that you had spent some time as a kid in the best time to be there right summer. Yeah so I went there the summers between my junior and senior years of high school and I loved it and I think one of the experiences that opened my eyes about you know because interlocking is just so artsy and it's very arts forward and where I went to high school is not that it's a lot of things in. It's a lot of great things but it's not that and I think that's a little bit of why I've always felt like a little bit of a fish out of water at high school and then going to interlock and I was like. Oh this is my like these. Are The people who I just sort of automatically get and they get me and I'm inspired by them and minute buddy is a jazz saxophone player and this guy is like a a ceramicist and we're all just hanging out and doing things that inspire us and also like being psyched about what other people are doing? And that was a real turning point for me just Kinda what I wanted to do next. Resetting my compass and how. I wanted to prioritize things. Yeah they were valuing things about you. That probably people weren't valuing at. I don't know anything about Westminster. But was it like a Alpha winner-takes-all type of preparatory like it's a prep school and it's a very academically rigorous and I'll put it this way. I have no hard feelings towards my school. I have a lot to be grateful for but the movie dead Poets Society Really Resonated for me and the idea of like creative people are people who are a little different just being kind of this unspoken force the kind of nudges you back into lime which is sort of the story of dead poet's society and I think that kind of opened my eyes to some other possibilities in but I mean the education that I got at that. School is incredible. I think it's also culturally evolved. A lot I mean. I haven't been there and a lot of years Monica. Did you go to High School Duluth High School? And what was the disposition towards my school? Singers was private. There is no real disposition. I think we were kind of just in our own public. School world rivalling the other public schools but there was this idea that like there were some private schools that were just these elite private schools that were far away but there was no city or mouse anything. Yeah okay. 'cause I thought we might have to fight after this or something. I'm good that's good. I mean we could. Let's keep it on the table. I notice you've given a lot of graduation. Commencement speeches but I didn't see that on the list. No I was actually invited to speak there at one point. I couldn't do it for some. You know. Work reason or something. Yeah but I would relish the opportunity. I think any chance that we get to speak to young people especially at big turning points in their lives is such a privilege and I I really. I love those commencement speeches and I took it really seriously. I did one I did one at. Ucla where I went to school and the weird feeling I had. I wonder what your experiences is that when I was there. I guess this is true for most things I arrive at in life. I feel some percentage of fraudulent. You know like I was sure. Ucla thinking I got it out of community college so maybe I didn't. I didn't have the high school grades other people did. Maybe that was it or dyslexia thing. Whatever and I was pursuing comedy so it wasn't super immersed in the student body and then I went there and and they were excited to have me and it was weirdly this time where I felt like. Oh my God. I belong here. It took me twenty however many years. It's been twenty years or something where I'm like. Oh they're proud that I went to the school that's crazy. I thought maybe I didn't belong here. I started crying during the speech. Which I I almost never cry and I couldn't get the words out. I'm so proud to have gone here. I just was like so emotional. There was something crazy Cathartic about going. I'm the kind of person you might want to add some words for young kids. I don't know I let's awesome. That's awesome and it's another reminder of just how harmful that fraud complex can be an and also just how complex that everyone struggles with especially I think people who are actors for a living. It's kind of something that like. We're good at being frauds right because it's so it being better at being frauds probably more susceptible to the fraud complex and yet that complex is one of the greatest frauds that our brains play on us right..
"helms" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"We'll go welcome. Welcome to armchair expert day six hundred of Quarantine Dan Shepard. I'm joined by Manica Plaid. Man How are you doing Grea? Oh good well today. We have a very very fun guest. We're both just huge. Fans Ed Hounds. He's an actor comedian and most importantly Banjo player. He started as a correspondent on the daily show. He was brilliant there. He was on the Office for years in the hangover trilogy. Any as a new movie called coffee and cream now on Netflix. So y'all have nothing but time checkout coffee and cream and please enjoy word Helms. We are supported by stamps. For All our sakes we need to avoid crowds. Anyway we can right now. But what if you need to go to the post office?.
"helms" Discussed on The Steve Austin Show - Unleashed!
"WWF everyone's story manual getting their advance all of a sudden you asking the question you're mad about how many days you working or the. Menomonee you're getting paid and all of a sudden you talk with Vince for ten ten minutes. You walk out a smile on your face. You walk ten feet down a hallway. You realize you didn't get nothing accomplished. You should've seen the master at work but everybody knew other. The new person asked that question that just got snowed. I already heard some stories. Prepare that could be but I think even as prepared as you can't be. There's always the element of surprise with Vance. He definitely is an intimidating POW personality and I I could see people caving under the pressure of of things that he says to easily and I guarantee you that question that who whatever asked in the thing visit probably been asked that question or something similar a bunch of times so you gotta imagine his his defense. Is You know he's got a lot of experience in the Defense Department when it comes to being attacked or surprised by questions like that he's a whole I gotta catch off going yeah but you gotta understand in the to your point you know his grandfather was a promoter. His father was a promoter. He's promoter. It was a shame for generations so anyway ventures third-generation promoter so dude you know he's seen and done at all respects of nut jobs come through there. You know you know the personalities of the boys nursing the guys on earth and Gals in the business us but also there's some very interesting you know people would different make ups. You've heard the stories of guys hold invents down. Let me stress strangling and you know that that'll that'll nail story. Whatever happened on that loan. Ever you know different people holding up so I mean that guy's has been around the horn more than a few times. It's like he's such a master psychologist. Psychiatrist is unbelievable but I've always said engines like you said head talk would've mentioned not wins or losses or merge or over royalties are taking on because I'm GONNA be straight up hill so I wanna make sure I make like the money you gotta learn the business aspects of the business or I mean because in anything you do you WanNa make as much money as you can and we've all set a main tableau abso- man. I can't believe getting paid to do this. Do this for Free Yeah. Yeah would make a lot of money doing so. That's been yeah one of the kind of hurt me. Nancy and being more aggressive with the money thing is just. I'm just really simple person with my needs. Almost I wish that I were ingredient person that I would won't you know I don't give about fast cars fancy cars. I I got a nice truck because I needed a tax. I I think about now that you know just really kind of a simple partisan. I'm a reader you give me a bunch of book. I'm just as happy as anything not to say. I haven't blown some them money. I'll we blown out nightlife more than anything you know. I definitely had that Rick flair aspect of me. I'll I'll go to the club and it's just going but you know what I have right now man. I'm just happy as a clam. No and I didn't make anywhere near Steve Austin money but I'm super happy what had made but I if I would. It'd been a little bit greedy and a little bit more aggressive. I definitely could have made even more than I did. I didn't have that he knows which is lucky. I mean that's a lesson for me to. Let's get bigger truecar been sponsored. The Steve Joe Truecar Sixty six is all you'll need to get an offer for your car and the amount of time it takes the flow ocean pet your dog and do pushups you can get a to cash.
"helms" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"All our guest sean calcio bunk healthier you know i i've stayed bunkhouses than have stayed there it's a we're up there at this place and there's no ceiling fan is 95 degrees is just it's just hot if so we get up their first of all getting up there was a challenge because i have flown all over the world for many many years you and i hit pockets of turbulence coming into montana that has some of the worst flying might i've never had my drink the i've never had the liquid part of my drink come out of my glass evacuated amid that i and i'm not making that out of that abbott it happened mounted came out of the glass at least six inches it like lifted out the the glass was dry all the liquid was in there and it just hit right back down in there and at that moment steven i looked at each other just without even thinking anything we just stared at each other's eyes we both said i love you i love it i mean old your hand if we start going down not yet but i will louise the crap out of that i was like this is it this is how i go and i'm going with steve helms in it and i always you hear about these stories of you know some famous musician that dina blamed gradual whatever that's why i don't ever want to fly with musicians and i'm like i only go out with the old i mean one time i heard yeah i mean like one time i was on a plane with david lee roth i was like okay this will be cool this'll be cool no i go i'm going to at least leaving allow for head like ricki.