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ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Liz Peek: Publisher Made 'Woke' Edits to Goosebumps Without Approval
"Stine in the New York Post really upset because apparently even goosebumps has been has been cleansed or sanitized to appease the woke crowd, and they didn't even bother to tell the author. Can you imagine? I mean, what an insult is that? So apparently, even if you're one of the most revered authors in history, which Roald Dahl is and a wordsmith and someone who took every word very carefully, your work is not sacrosanct. And it was reassuring to me that in a heartbeat penguin books came back and said, well, don't worry, don't worry, we're going to still publish the originals. And by the way, on eBay, the original for going for thousands of dollars. So clearly there's an appetite for that. I also thought Todd, the whole thing that happened with Hershey's celebrating international women's day by celebrating a transgender. People really didn't like it for two days, boycott Hershey's trended on Twitter, which really, you know, it takes a lot to have that kind of position on Twitter for two days running. I think a lot of people just thought, wait a minute. This is not a woman. This is not celebrating women. I can tell you better how to celebrate women. And I did in my column, like celebrating mothers, mothers of children with developmental issues, or whatever you want to talk about, that's women, to me. And that's the kind of women we should be celebrating. So I must say, I'm also heartened. By the way, today, I read that there is a county in Pennsylvania, which has reversed its stand on being a sanctuary county. They're not going to do it any longer. And Todd, this brings home the reason the way this is going to change is because average Americans are going to wake up one day to find that their schools are overcrowded with undocumented people that their kids are not safe walking down the block in the afternoon anymore because of progressive views on how to treat criminals
The Charlie Kirk Show
Building the Parallel Economy With Michael Seifert of PublicSq
"You're also trying to do, Michael and build this out. We have a couple minutes. Is you're trying to change the incentive structure, which I think is the most brilliant part of what you're doing. And it's not as clear on the surface because right now there is an incentive to be woke. The incentive is that you don't have these crazy people shouting at you and calling for your resignation. We call it the woke excise tax. Goldman Hershey BlackRock, they would much rather just pay ten to $15 million to some trans nonprofit and then they feel as if that's just their penance that protects them. What you're trying to say though is actually we want to make an incentive. We want to create a reward if you are pro American. That's absolutely right. We're actually trying to shift who wins in our economy, because for far too long, the DEI ESG crowd has one at the massive corporate level. And it was really sad during COVID. There was a great example of this. You saw some major corporate entities like Walmart and Amazon preaching about the need for further lockdowns. Meanwhile, the small businesses that couldn't lobby the government were locked down. And they had no say in the matter. And they were deemed non-essential. And so we're actually trying to rewrite the script here. We're trying to tell people a loud and clear message. Small businesses in this country that love their freedoms, love the liberties, and the rights endowed by our creator. These unalienable rights. These businesses will actually win in the long run. We ran a market survey Charlie in 27 states when we got started when I originally had this idea, we asked a few hundred consumers from around the country just to kind of test our idea. We said how many of you, all of which were conservative, but they all came from different socioeconomic backgrounds. How many of you would drive ten minutes farther or spend 10% more? If you knew that every dollar you were spending was an alignment with your values, 98% of our consumers said yes.
The Trish Regan Show
Hershey's Chocolate Has Big Problems...
"The Internet is all ablaze about this chocolate thing. Hershey's celebrating women's history month with not a woman, but a transgender, because apparently women don't matter anymore. They seem to want to take everything away from us that makes us special. I guess we're just a bunch of karens. Just a bunch of karens, and so look, you know, a man, if he feels like a woman and can swim faster than a woman, well, he deserves the blue ribbon, right? That's the whole idea here. This is honestly so stupid anyway. The truth behind it is that Hershey is in the middle of a massive problem. It's got a big lawsuit right now because it turns out it's dark chocolate, according to consumer reports, is very dangerous, especially for kids. So there's this huge lawsuit. They're getting sued because it seems that there were all kinds of really dangerous minerals. In this stuff.
The Trish Regan Show
Consumer Reports Finds Heavy Metals in Hershey's Chocolate
"So Hershey's getting sued because there's this research from consumer reports showing that the dark chocolate they were putting out had very high levels of cadmium and lead. These are two heavy metals that have been linked to a whole host of problems health problems. In children and in adults. So apparently, according to the report consistent long-term exposure to these heavy metals, can actually result in a variety of health problems. I'm going to quote here from consumer reports. The danger is greatest for pregnant people, pregnant people, you heard that. Consumer reports is being politically correct and young children because it can cause developmental problems. It can affect brain development and lead to lower IQ. Then they go on to say that for kids anyway, it would actually result in brain development and neurological issues. And that's a problem. For adults, nervous system problems, hypertension, immune system problems, suppression, immune system suppression, kidney damage, and reproductive issues. So those pregnant people may not be able to deliver as many babies because of these reproductive
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Flashback: Jon Stewart Embarrassed Stephen Colbert About the Lab Leak
"What do you mean, but do you mean perhaps there was a chance that this was created in a lab? There's an investigation. A chance. Oh my God, there's evidence I'd love to hear. Novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China. What do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask the Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab. That's just, that's just a little too weird. Don't you think? And then I have to scientists. They're like, how did this so wait a minute? You work at the Wuhan respiratory coronavirus lab. How did this happen? And they're like, mmm, a pangolin kissed the turtle. And you're like, no. If you look at the name. Look at me. Let me get your business card. Show me your business card. I work at the coronavirus lab in Wuhan. 'cause there's a coronavirus losing Wuhan. How did that happen? Maybe a bat flew into the cloaca of a turkey and then it sneezed into my chili and now we all have coronavirus. Like, okay, well, wait a second. What about this? Wait a second. All right, John. Oh my God. Oh my God. There's been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania. What do you think happened? Like, oh, I don't know. Maybe steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean. Or it's the chocolate factory. Maybe that's it. That could be. That could be.
The Officer Tatum Show
Can Herschel Walker Recover After Recent Accusations?
"Yesterday I spoke about this to an extent beyond imaginable about Herschel Walker and the whole dilemma with him and his son and his run for the Senate seat in the state of Georgia. You know, Brandon, why do you feel like that this is important? Because I'm a father. In this country, according to the way we look at people and race, I'm a black man. And then also when you look at the political position that Hershey walkers in, he's a conservative. So as a father, as a black conservative, this is very interesting and I believe I have some insight. I'm a finish it, though, or say, I'm just going to give a short brief synopsis of it. And then we're going to move to something else. I ain't talking about this all day. But I know a lot of people are wondering, and a lot of people have said this to me even yesterday. Will Herschel Walker be able to fare after what was said of the day? Will he be able to finish strong in the race? And there's a compelling argument that a lot of people may be thinking this is a takedown knockdown drag out against Herschel Walker, but if you look at history, people have done much worse and still fare better.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Cedric the Entertainer Hits Herschel Walker in New Attack Ad
"Listen to Cedric the Entertainer. One of these show business types who participated in an ad, blasting Herschel Walker, they're throwing everything, including the kitchen sink at Republicans who look like they're going to have a path to victory in states like Georgia. I'll give you a few seconds, not too much, but a little bit of Cedric, the entertainer who decided to veer away from his show business career and become a political activist for Rafael Warnock. Hey, what's up, y'all, said the entertainer, how you doing, everybody, listen. We got big election stuff coming up right now. I need everybody to get involved. We got to stop. You got to fight against the ignorance that's going on out there, especially in the state of Georgia. Law, you know they said life is like a box of chocolates where Hershey's walker is one of these chocolates that you don't want. You know the ones where you get a box of salt and maybe that's him. I mean, the man is ridiculous, though. I mean, some of the stuff he's saying, we just got to be very concerned about the educational system one, two, two, we already got senators that's like, you know, Maury Taylor this crazy than a mug. We don't need to add no more crazy to that mix. You hear me? The message
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
David Gergen Shares His Experiences in the Nixon Administration
"David, I want to start because there's some people in the audience. I get new affiliates every month, and we get 400 and right now. I want them to know that you work for RN, you work for Gerald Ford, you work for Ronald Reagan, you work for Clinton. But you have different sort of styles and roles for each of them. Let's start with president Nixon. What'd you do in the Nixon White House? Nixon White House, I came in, I've been in the navy. I went to law school and I went in the navy for three and a half years. My last year, you know, I was assigned to come back to come to Washington to work on draft reform. That was the time when Nixon had launched a random lottery to determine what draft number you got and whether you're going to go to Vietnam or not. And we tried to clean that up, they ran a bogus in some ways, I ran the moderator first year out. I'll tell you, you have time for a little story. We got lots of time. We can go a long time today. Okay, super. Well, so the next one out of The White House orders a random lottery to determine who goes to Vietnam. The Lewis Hershey was then head of the draft. He was sort of the J. Edgar Hoover of the drafts. And so Hershey did something they did back in the Second World War, which was a very popular war. They got a bowl, they got capsules, and they put January 1 in the first capsule, put it in a bowl, and then January 2, all the days of January, then February, all the way up through the days of December the last ones into the boat. Got a spoon started up a little bit. Put it in the closet. And then on the day on the random monitor, they brought it to bowl, reached in for number one, you ought to Vietnam. And it was like November 15th. And then all of the early all of the early numbers and all of the early draws were from late in the year. So the whole thing was tilted.
AP News Radio
Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant
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"hershey" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's January 2010, and Hershey's CEO David west is back in London. And this time, he's got an offer for Cadbury. As Carr listens west lays out the details. We're making a solo bid for Cadbury, and it's got the support of the Hershey trust. Cars heart lifts. At last, a ray of hope. West continues. Our offer is $11.7 billion. Carr stares at west in disbelief. Hershey's offering $6 billion less than Kraft. That's too low. We can't sell that to our shareholders. It needs to be higher. West looks down at the floor. He tried to put a good face on it, but he knew it was unlikely Cadbury would accept such a low offer. Unfortunately, that's the best I can do. The trust won't let us borrow more because it might damage our credit rating. Car shakes his head. I'm sorry, but that offer is unacceptable. We'll take crafts over that. Shortly after, Hershey drops out of the fight for Cadbury. On January 18th, 2010, Cadbury's board submits to crafts takeover. Two years later, rosenfeld spins off crafts candy and snack business. To create a new candy superpower. Mondelez International. In the years that follow, Hershey boosts its overseas presence. He advised Indian and Chinese chocolate makers. But the company is decades behind the competition. And it may never catch up with experienced global players like Mars and Mondelez. But back home, things are very different. Every year, there's a chance to blow out the competition. The candies tsunami begins every October, stores overflow with Halloween candies, vying for the attention of the trick or treaters. Halloween is the U.S. candy industry Super Bowl. In 2019, Americans will spend somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.5 billion on Halloween candy, swelling the coppers of whichever manufacturer created the holidays, most eye catching confections. Hershey's is pushing pumpkin pie kit kats and jack-o'-lantern shaped peanut butter cups. Meanwhile, Mars is dressing up M and M's in glow in the dark wrappers and daring people to try zombie skittles with flavors like mummified melanin rotten zombie. Yet this annual showdown is unlikely to shift the balance of power in candy land. Hershey's been America's top candy maker since the mid 90s. Mars's status is the world's biggest confectioner seems solid too. But the current stalemate between Hershey and Mars doesn't mean they've stopped fighting. They got to stay hungry and keep battling just to cling on to the sweet profits they're already making. And should either one of them give the other a break, they know. They can expect no mercy. From wondering, this is episode 6 of Hershey's versus Mars for business wars. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating in a review and be sure to tell your Friends. Follow business wars on Apple podcast. Spotify, Amazon music, the wondery app or wherever you're listening right now. Listen at free by joining wondery plus. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondery dot com slash survey and tell us which business stories you'd like to hear. A quick note about recreations you've been hearing. In most cases, we can't know exactly what was said. Those scenes are dramatizations, but they're based on historical research. I'm your host David Brown, Tristan Donovan wrote this story. Karen Lowe is our senior producer and editor, edited and produced by Emily frost. Sound designed by Kyle Randall and Bay Area sound. Our producer is Dave Schilling. Our executive producers are Jenny Lauer beckman and Marshall Louie, created by arnon Lopez, core wondering. Ever wonder what really goes on when cameras aren't rolling in the bachelor mansion or how the final rose recipient felt while watching back the episodes each week, Clayton season of the bachelor is here, which means the one and only official bachelor podcast bachelor happy hour has exclusive interviews and recaps every single week. From the women who were sent home brokenhearted to the final four to the happy couple, badger happy hour is the podcast where they'll all come to discuss their journey for the first time. I'm Becca kufrin and I joined bachelor nation back on RE season of the bachelor, then went on to become bachelorette and even hit up the beaches of bachelor in Paradise where I finally found love. All of this to say, I love being part of bachelor nation and I know and can weigh in on every step of the journey. So in addition to getting a behind the scenes look at all of the drama this season, unhappy hour will also share some insights that only a former bachelorette can offer. Bachelor happy hour is available on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you listen. You can listen ad free by subscribing to wandering plus in Apple podcasts or the wondery app..
"hershey" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's August 2009, and in a meeting room inside a West London office block, Cadbury chairman roger Carr waits for a visitor. Car is a battle hardened 63 year old businessman. And he's expecting a fight. A woman with short brown hair and a red power suit enters the room. She's Irene rosenfeld, the CEO of Kraft, the multinational giant that owns bestselling European chocolate brands, milka, and toblerone. Rosenfeld takes a seat, ignores the fresh pots of tea and coffee on the table, and gets to business. Roger, I have a great idea. We buy Cadbury. Carr maintains his poker face. Rosenfeld stone cold intensity is already rubbing him the wrong way. We're doing very well as an independent company, thanks. We don't need craft. Rosenfeld doesn't bat an eyelid. She spent two years prepping for this moment and she knows Cadbury won't roll over easily. I will carry her an offer to you this afternoon. I'd like a response within a week. After rosenfeld leaves, Carr size he knows Cadbury's in for the fight of its life. That afternoon, Cadbury's board gathers at Goldman Sachs offices on fleet street for an emergency meeting. Carr informs the board of craft's offer. They're offering $10.2 billion in cash in stock. I say we reject it. It undervalues this and craft only wants us because they're a low growth business. We don't need them. They need us. The board agrees. They're also worried that craft will gut the company. Just a few years ago, Kraft shut down the factory of its British chocolate subsidiary Terry's and moved production to Eastern Europe. Car sends rosenfeld a letter politely telling craft to get lost. But rosenfeld's already gamed this scenario. She responds by going public with the takeover offer. The move encourages speculators to snap up Cadbury stock in hopes of making a fast buck from a craft takeover. But it also alerts Hershey to crafts plan. It's October 2008, and in a 17th century London hotel suite, Cadbury chairman roger Carr is meeting with Hershey's new CEO, David west. They both want to stop craft by bringing Cadbury and Hershey together. But they're about to hit a wall. Car sits in a red velvet armchair and lobs a question at the bespectacled Hershey boss. Can we count on the Hershey trust to support a merger? Well, they are worried about seating control of Hershey. Carr frowns. I don't know what to say to that. Twice your size, our shareholders won't accept a merger where the trust maintains majority control. If they want that, you need to buy us. And I don't think you can afford that. West rubs the back of his head. I'm exploring financing options. Listen, if the will is there on all sides, we can do this. They need to think big picture. We all know and have known for decades that Hershey and Cadbury are a wonderful match. West promises to return with a concrete offer. But times running out. Rosenfeld is stepping up crafts attack. She announces a hostile takeover bid and raises her offer to $17 billion, and.
"hershey" Discussed on Business Wars
"As well as the right to make Cadbury creme eggs in America. Overnight, Hershey leapfrogs, Mars, after 14 years in the number two spot, Hershey's back on top, and a full 7 points ahead of Mars in market share. But while Mars is feeling bitter now, before long, Hershey's lead will start to melt. Hey, do you own a business? If you do, then you know there aren't enough hours in a day to waste playing phone tag. Your time is precious, and the list of customers you need to reach doesn't get any shorter, especially when business is good. So what are you gonna do? Well, I can tell you that local businesses everywhere turn to our sponsor podium, because podium makes every interaction as easy as sending a text, so everything that makes your business great can get done faster. Podium isn't just a better way to communicate. It's a better way to do everything. Gathering reviews, collecting payments even marketing to your customers, podium makes it all as easy as pressing sand. You won't just free up more time. You'll grow your business and get more done. With podium, you'll close deals with customers before the competition even has a chance to call them back. Join more than 100,000 businesses that already use podium to streamline their customer interactions. Get started for free at podium dot com slash BW or sign up for a paid podium account and get a free credit card reader. Restrictions apply. That's podium dot com slash BW. Hey, is saving money one of your new year's resolutions? Well, if you haven't heard, one place you can save is on your prescription costs and that's exactly what good Rx helps you do. See, I was surprised to learn that prescription prices can vary between pharmacies by as much as a $100 per prescription. But now I check good Rx to compare prices at pharmacies nearby and to find discounts that could save me up to 80%. No choke. For simple smart savings on your prescriptions. Make sure you check good Rx. Go to good Rx dot com slash BW. That's good Rx dot com slash BW. Good Rx is not insurance, but it can be used instead of insurance. In 2021, good Rx users saved an average of 79% on retail prices. If you're unable to achieve sustainable weight loss, you may believe it's your fault. It's not. It's your biology. Meet calibrate, a program that helps people lose weight by treating metabolic health. The folks at calibrate combine FDA approved doctor prescribed medications with one on one coaching for food, exercise, sleep, and emotional health. The earliest calibrate members lost 14% of their body weight on average. Get $50 off calibrates one year metabolic reset when you use promo code today at join calibrate dot com. That's $50 off when you use code today at join calibrate dot com. Visit their website to see if calibrate is available in your.
"hershey" Discussed on Business Wars
"Butter cup mahler rises from his chair, clapping. These are excellent. In early 1970, the ads hit the air. Sales of Hershey bars jump 30%, but it's the Reese's Peanut Butter cups ad that surprises everyone. Sales don't rise. They explode. Peanut butter cups sales soar 300% in a matter of weeks. The once little known Reese's is suddenly on the fast track to national success. Shortly after, Hershey's first Kit Kat adds air and turned the British bar into a national bestseller. To kick it. To what? Two Kit Kat chocolate bars, one for me and one for you. Who? Me? Sure. Outside, it's delicious chocolate. Inside it's light and crispy and crunchy. Come on, it won't bite you. It feels like a turning point. After years of decline, Hershey's back, but then Washington throws a curveball. In August, 1971, president Richard Nixon declares war on inflation by freezing all prices and wages. It's a nightmare for Hershey. Cacao bean prices are rising fast, and now the company can't raise prices to protect its profits. But Mars is in a better position. Its bars are mainly new good or cookie. So it uses less chocolate. Shortly after Nixon's announcement, mahler calls Hershey's marketing team to his office. To deliver shocking news. We can not suffer a loss. That's like taking money out of orphan's mouths. Mueller's not kidding. Most of Hershey's stock is still owned by the orphan school Milton Hershey founded in 1909. If Hershey doesn't deliver profits, the school misses out on millions in dividends. Mahler lets the message sink in and continues. So I'm ending all unnecessary expenditure. That means no more ads except for Kit Kat because that's a contractual obligation. Marketing manager Jack dowd leaps to his feet. You can't do that. We're making breakthroughs. This will kill our momentum. But Mueller's not budging. It's a week later, and in Mars headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Forest Mars has gathered his top executives together. Hershey has stopped advertising. This is our chance. I wanted all out attack. Give me the biggest ad push we've ever done. Get our products in the best spots in every store. I don't care about the cost. Do whatever it takes. Give them no quarter. Motivated by potential bonuses worth up to a third of their annual salary, Mars executives launch a blitzkrieg. TV ads for Mars candy bars, fill the airwaves. Mars salespeople fan out across the nation armed with in store display materials. Knowing that 70% of candy bars are bought on impulse, they push doors into putting Mars products near cash registers. They also resort to underhand tactics. They win over store managers with free boxes of candy for their kids. They sneakily relocate Reese's Peanut Butter cups to remote corners of supermarkets and accidentally knock Hershey bars off the shelves. The cost is huge. But Mars is a private company with no debt, and deep pockets. There are no stockholders bleeding about quarterly results, and there aren't any bankers poking their noses into the finances either. As far as forests concerned, any losses now are an investment in his candy empires long-term future. With no ads or sales push from Hershey to stop its advance, Mars steamrolls over its rival. And in fall, 1973 Mars shoves Hershey off its throne. After 70 years on top, Hershey's no longer America's leading candy maker. For forest, it's a victory that's been 50 years in the making, but that doesn't make it any less sweet. Mars usually ignores the media, but not this time. It makes damn sure the newspapers know that Mars, not Hershey, is the new candy king. Hershey is crumbling fast in times running out for it to fight back. On the next episode, Mars battles Hershey on size and price. Hollywood offers Hershey helping hand and M and M's. It's a reboot. From wondering, this is episode four of Hershey's versus Mars for business wars. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating in a review and be sure to tell your Friends. Follow business wars on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Amazon music, the 1° app or wherever you're listening right now. Listen ad free by joining wondery plus. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode note, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondery dot com slash survey and tell us which business stories you'd like to hear. A quick note about recreations you've been hearing. In most cases, we can't know exactly what was said. Those scenes are dramatizations, but they're based on historical research. I'm your host David Brown, Tristan Donovan wrote this story, Karen Lowe is our senior producer and editor, edited and produced by Emily frost. Sound designed by Kyle Randall and Bay Area sound. Our producer is Dave Schilling. Our executive producers are Jenny Lauer beckman and Marshall Louie, created by arnon Lopez, for wondering..
"hershey" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's 1965, and there's a new face wandering the corridors of the Hershey chocolate company. His name's John rawley, and he's just been hired to lead the marketing department. A department that so far consists of just him. He's the company's first ever head of marketing. Hershey's CEO Harold mahler brought Raleigh in to help fend off the threat from Mars. But first, Raleigh's got to build a marketing department from scratch. And to do that, he needs information. Raleigh heads into the office of a sales manager. The salesman has been with Hershey for decades, and is nearing retirement. Hey there, I'm John rawley, the new head of marketing. The salesman looks puzzled. What's that? Raleigh's size. Almost everyone in Hershey asks him the same question. It's about using product price packaging and promotion to get people buying our chocolate. Don't we do that already? Not really. Let me put it another way. You sell candy bars into stores, right? Well, my job, the job of marketing is to get those candy bars into people's shopping baskets and out of the stores. Sounds like an easy job. Our products sell themselves. Well, anyway, I'm after a copy of this year's sales targets. You have them. The salesman grins. Oh, that's easy enough. The salesman spins around in his office chair to face the metal filing cabinet behind his desk. He opens a drawer, flicks through the folders and triumphantly pulls out a sheet of yellowing paper. Here you are. Raleigh stares at the document in disbelief. It's a one line memo that says increase sales 4% every year. Raleigh checks the date. The memos 11 years old. Is this really the latest sales target you've got? Yep. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? If there's any hope of revamping this fossil of a company, Raleigh knows he needs to bring in outsiders. It's 1966 and Jack dowds laying on the bed in his room at the coco in hotel in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Doubts of bostonian marketing executive. He used to push Canada dry Ginger ale, but tomorrow morning, he's got an interview for a job at Hershey. Dowd's not sure he wants to be Hershey's marketing manager, but he's intrigued by the opportunity. After all, Hershey's the only Fortune 500 company without a marketing department. He picks up the phone and calls home. Hey dear, I just checked in at the hotel. So, what's it like? The hotel? No, but the town, Hershey, you know that place we're going to move to if you take this job. Oh, well, it's ridiculous. Get this. I'm staying at the coco in, right? And that's on the corner of coco and chocolate avenues. Even the damn street lights are shaped like Hershey kisses. I can't picture us here, but let's see how the interview goes. The next morning, dowd meets Hershey's CEO Harold Mueller for his final interview. Mahler leans over his desk and looks down right in the eyes. Jack, there's something you need to understand about Hershey. We do not do advertising. Dowd folds his arms. I know. But I think that's going to change. Mahler leans back in his chair. And what makes you think that? One, your market share is falling. Mueller nods reluctantly. Two. Your new products don't sell as well as your old ones. Yes, that's true. Three. Your products are more popular with the adults who grew up eating Hershey than with children. Mahler looks away. Yeah. That's true too. Dowd smiles. And that is why you're going to start advertising. The question isn't if it's when. Dowd gets the job. His first task is to develop a marketing plan for every single item Hershey's cells. Immediately, he hits a snag. The company makes a multitude of products and sells them in every package and size imaginable. Dow decides he needs to eliminate the products that don't sell. So, he asked for sales figures, only to discover that Hershey doesn't keep those records for individual products. He ends up hiring market researchers from Nielsen to investigate how his own company's products are selling. It's may, 1967, doubts in an oak paneled meeting room in Hershey headquarters ready to hear Nielsen's findings. Right away, the lead researcher drops a bombshell. Jack there's a finding I want a flag. I think this is important. We found that Hershey products are out of stock, 30% of the time. Dowd groans and puts his head in his hands. For most consumer goods companies, being out of stock 10% of the time would be a disaster. Hershey's missing out on nearly a third of its potential sales because it's not keeping candy bars flowing to stores. Mars would never make that mistake. Forest Mars expects his sales team to keep every store the company supplies fully stocked with Snickers, M and M's and milky ways at all times. And when that doesn't happen, there's hell to pay. It's 1967, and in the Chicago offices of Mars, forests just returned from a trip to Virginia. He walks through the austere open plan office and stops at the desk of marketing chief Bill siring. Hey Bill, I went to a mom and pop store in Virginia. And guess what I found? Bill looks up. Before Forrest took over, he enjoyed working for Mars. Now, he hates it. Forest, I have no idea. Forest leans closer. Well, what I found in that store bill was not a single Milky Way. Forrest glances around to make sure the rest of the office's surreptitiously listening before turning back to Bill. The thing is, Bill, you're a nice guy. A nice guy with a nice family. But you're also the dumbest son of a bitch I've ever known. You're stupid. You ought to get out of here. Before Forrest can continue a colleague interrupt. It's Larry Johns, the head of sales. I'm Forrest sales into stores isn't bill's responsibility. It's mine. Forrest whips his head around to face Johns and points in accusing finger right at Johns. Well, in that case, I should fire you as well. Forrest doesn't carry out his thread. But Johns can see the riding on the wall. Soon after, he resigns. He's got a new job. Head of sales at.
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"hershey" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"So let's talk a little bit about you for a second before you go. where are you from. And and and what are your thoughts on on being the sports editor of the hustler. Absolutely i appreciate that praise. It is a really Remarkable position on really fortunate to be in the physician and people like simon gibbs max schneider who you've had on as well They really pave the way for me to do do that. And really taught me the ropes. So i originally from outside of philadelphia pennsylvania. So i really into getting south and getting sec flavor certainly different football culture than up north. So i've loved nightime as the sports editor. I'm excited about our staff. We have a really young staff this year. who is eager and we have quite a few teams who are looking quite promising Thus far so it's really been a joy it's made so much of my college experience rates And i'm excited to continue doing it for just a couple more months. I've kept up with Simon and max over the years and they both have have really done well. What Ultimately we would you like to do with this prestigious degree and this position that you're currently enjoying. Yeah well. I like to think. I have a lot of time secret out although i am a senior so but I think i'm very interested with the sports industry. In general i think the business side of sports is something that fascinates me as well as the marketing side The team operation side. So can say whether. I'll be on a beat Writing about a team. But i would be interested in opportunities With a team with professional team to kind of explore all the all sports in general has to offer in terms of career opportunities so obviously a difficult market But i'm excited to kind of take this next year in stride and really really game plan. Hopefully a career in sports. We'll just all the very best we will stay in touch. Hope to see you Throughout the season. And we really appreciate you coming on. Actually paul thank you so much. You got such thorough. Have justin hershey on and colleagues of his All over The sec as we continue to work our way through on the back to school special. We will take a break their commissioner of the southeastern conference joining us in a few minutes. And then more of your phone calls listening to paul. Finebaum show podcast. We are back. Glad you're with us here. Let's continue steve's in minnesota and you're on the air host steve. Hey paul how are you doing great. Thank you great. If you recall. I gave you a little history lesson on forest of chefs ski. On the fact that hayden fry's coaching trees the best in the last forty years in college. Football right and the fact their current their current coach beat saving. Spurrier painful zuckerberg with chris leak and of course the mississippi state coach who got canned. That's five sec programs that he's beat for the five jan one bowl. So i think you. I think you know i'm a fairly credible caller that being said. Sec fans and rightly so on the on the front end the georgia's the bama's the nm's the florida's and lsu they're fantastic programs but not every program in the sec. Can be good at the same time. I mean arkansas's been awful. They andy stinks. Tennessee's been big time underachievers and both mississippi school. They've been kind of mediocre. The jury still out so as much as they like to rip this little weird meeting. That happened the other day and say that they have been the best conference in america for at least fifteen years the pete carroll dominated in the mid-2000s trestle won a national title in two thousand. Two year i will went undefeated in the big ten as well but they didn't play each other But the fact is and i know everyone's enthusiastic about their teams but at the low end the sec. Kind of stinks. Just like the big ten kind of stinks now. Surprisingly indiana's up now so teams can jump up jump down but all fourteen or sixteen or whatever ends up being of your teams can't be good at the same time. No conferences ever been like that. Now at some point savin leaves bama's going to take a step down. There's no doubt about it and then the question will be who's gonna take place and will they maintain that or will curb smart. Finally finally you know. Jump the shark and win this thing but and again let me repeat. Sec is as been the best conference for well over a decade but at the low end. They're not great talk. You could say that about any division in any sport But i appreciate your call. Pete is up next in new york. Hello pete there. Pete did not answer the bell just for the record but talk to robert who is in south carolina. Hello robert hey paul robertson charleston south carolina. How are you doing today. we're doing great thank you. I'm doing well So yeah being in south carolina state I was actually graduated from south carolina. A couple of years ago a wanted to get your overall thoughts on shane. Beamer as well what would classify the successful season for the gamecocks. Well i i'm really high on damer. I think he's done exactly what program needed. And that's to give it An infusion of energy and hopefully better recruiting what success. I think. I think i think contending for a bowl game would be successful. I didn't say getting to a bowl game. But i think giving fans something to wrap their arms around and under much champ last year which is such a disaster and quite frankly I always felt much champ under achieved outside of that win against georgia. I don't remember much else city. Did he was not overly competitive with clemson. And i think i think is becoming a competitive legitimate program again important. The commissioner of the sec is next..
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"Hanes king will be the starter. We heard from brian carson. Who hopefully is close to coming back to work after missing some time due to covet and we are taking your phone calls at eight five five two four two seven two eight five the commissioner of the hour away. we'll get his reaction chewed the alliance. I wonder if he was watching yesterday. We'll get your reaction to all of that right now. Go to mike in tampa who am i. Hi paul how are you. Hey there on this call stems from a call from a university of miami and that Was predicting upset over alabama. And you said it would be a colossal upset and i think that miami's a little better Than you think they are. I grew up in coral gables. And i followed the canes. Even though. I'm a gator. Follow the canes for decades Miami has a significant advantage in experiece into players. Then alabama does alabama's got a wealth of talent. There's no disputing nab. They got practically all stores. But you might wanna take a look at Phil steele's blog where he takes all of the teams in the country in a ranks them by experience on a to deep basis is to how many starters they have what classy starter is in and so on and so forth and right now out of god i don't know how many d one teamster alabama's ranked one hundred nineteenth experience miami's ranked fifty seven. Miami's got eleven at nine out of twenty nine thousand nine out. Twenty two starters. Back alabama's got eleven. I think i think inexperience is gonna come into play somewhere along the line. And i expect alabama lose at least one if the more games i am i agree. I don't think they'll go undefeated. And and i. I know that sounds blasphemous. When you're an alabama fan. But but i do think there are some issues you know whether they lose early whether they lose late. I think they're a couple. Opportunities are many. But there. I can think of one. Two three few include the champion. Sec championship game. I i think there are three or four possibilities But and i i hear you on miami. It's extremely valuable to have a veteran quarterback especially one who has as well traveled as king. Yeah he's excellent and he's got his mobility back. I saw a special on the sec network about the canes and It showed him in Scrimmage work and he was he looked like he was one hundred percent. Now might be ninety five. But i don't know what i will say to the alabama fans. That listen is that this isn't alabama's team of last year with a senior quarterback senior running back I'll wealth of receivers. That were upperclassmen. these guys are going to be green a little bit. Yeah i think this team that has to be developed and if you're going to get them assuming they're as good as predicted Getting them early would be a good idea. Well i think so and I just don't want People the pump the brakes on alabama. I mean i don't want them to not put things into perspective. Here is what may be versus. What was thank you very much mike Tom is in new orleans. You're on the tom. Thank you particular by paul. My call paul. I appreciate it a conspiracy. Theories seemed to be involved here there and everywhere you the paul finebaum show clause in your contract with regard to have big conspiracy college who try to set bogus agenda mrs santee just for a thrill And i keep i. Sometimes i talk to myself during the show. And i say just let the call go but there are other times when you just hear something that is so patently false and the caller that really got me was the one who said that The commissioner should have recused himself after spending two and a half years. I'm one of the most important projects in in recent college. Football history right because he got a call and i. it's a very end of it about texas and oklahoma. Now if you're trying to keep something a secret. I think the smart thing to do is go ahead and announce that you're accusing yourself on the committee That everyone is waiting for the end result. And that's not going to create any speculation as what paul the. Sec is at the top of the world. Thank you mr santini for the job that you've done thank you. I appreciate it and mean i love these And the thing that got me was. I think he's great. I love him but he should have recused himself but from now on. I'm not. I am going to take a pledged. I no longer respond to any any any questions on greg sankey. I'll just i'll just go. I'll go mute every time. His name is brought up on this show including when we talked to him in an hour. I'll i'll say commissioner. I'm i have to recuse myself from this interview. So go ahead and say whatever you want. I'll i'll see ten minutes. Let's talk to jason in arkansas. Hello jason apollo. I wanted to know what you thought about In oklahoma possibly asking for more money out of the disliked they deal with the big well because of how much money they got more than the other teams than the big twelve days or something like that. I do not remember jason with all due respect the texas and oklahoma. I mean they're no they're not in the big twelve whenever they get out of the The big the different You don't have special privileges. Given and and i wanted to know if you thought they would play and tried to date something like that. Well i know what muscle will they have in our league that they just joined. Well that's true. I mean think about this say remember that but say the sixteen athletic directors are meeting. I'm just this is hypothetical. Of course texas says you know we're better than everybody else So we're going to ask for instead of getting sixty seven million dollars a year. Whatever it is we want eighty million. Is that okay with you alabama. I didn't want him to be put into play. That's all the way through the. Sec has the same The sec is not going to deviate. I can assure you But a good thing for them. Because it'll have been blake. Hey thanks appreciate it. let's continue. Bob is in mississippi. Hey bob much bam bam thank you very much for taking my call thank you. I'd like to ask you a couple of questions. Are you going to be young. Sec nation this year. Yes i am. Great is tim. Tebow gonna be on. Sec nation. yes. He is how i really appreciate tampo. Look forward to seeing ya'll luik thank you. Yeah I don't mean to be cryptic with the with the deposition type answers but yes Tim will be back And the first show the first The first saturday show will come a week from saturday. Live from atlanta at the college football hall of fame right before the the miami alabama game. So let's check in with don who's in texas. Hello don go right ahead. Hello paul my question is about this Three team preferred schedule when H team but three teams that they would look like to play How do you see that going..
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"My value to the point that i have no voice. It's about having a voice and I mean the. I love those days. I love the end of the days. Even if even if it's just shitty stuff that happened during the day were you just have one or two gifts for you know that the sacred was alive and well and that you were personally alive and well and that you had a connection even with another human being that was beneficial booze. Drop the mic. Yeah and you know you know in in my study of the mystics are all about that they are. They are all about dismissing this great experience and focusing on the ordinary life that that a one relationship with relationship with god is about relationship on earth. I if you don't find it in ordinary everyday life you do not have the kind of relationship with god that gotta seeking with you because you. Yeah well we have more to say on that. And that's that's for another another subject but i'd like i'd like to wrap it up do you have Do you have anything you would like to close with. No just give yourself permission to find the sacred in the ordinary. Be glad i agree. Tertiary it is so good to chat with you on air once again. I miss you you. we're gonna have to. We're going to have to get back to a few more regular times with you because you. You're a special friend. And you bring special wisdom to our show and to me personally and you know and i have to take a little aside. Here i am. I'm meandering but our listeners. Need to know that you were not always in this situation that there was a day a handful of decades ago where you're like the guru in southern california and much of the united states in a certain discipline in the christian world. I mean everybody came to see terry hershey. To hershey's books were popular terrier. She's speaking everybody. Wanted terry hershey. So you experienced thane. You experienced people wanting a piece of you and wanting wanted to be. Your friend wanted to be with you and to listen to you and you know you had so many sycophants that you are now. You know you still have a boatload of people that follow you love you respect you listen to you. But you're you're on a whole different level So i'm i should be shutting up and yet i'm thinking. What was the process for you to make that change. I i close. I close the door. And then i opened it again. I'm sorry listeners. you get You take your press way too seriously and that you then you Extraordinarily depression angry of because you can never live up to your press and Then you read henry now on facebook who wounded healer And you and you find gun believable gladness. Doing what you can do in any ordinary day and you give yourself permission to be to be ordinary normal and those are good days. Yeah let's i wanna pursue that on another podcast. Because i you know. It's it's like. I used to call it from headlines to bread lines. Although you're not going to bread lines you've gone from headlines to real life. And and i it's a it's a it's a fabulous maneuver that very few people i think are able to make that transition and you've done it extraordinarily successfully by by listening to your inner voice and i i so appreciate you and appreciate you doing that. Thanks my friend. Thanks charles okay And i watch it. Hang on i also wanna thank our listeners. Plays really thank you for for putting up with us and listening to this. I think this has been a very important show that there's been good learning for me. I hope for you and I would ask you to check out us. Check out our website. The next chapter dot life. And you know. There are plenty of bob blogs and podcasts on these subjects and that we explore how to be the real you in a world that wants unreal illness so Until next this is charlie hedges signing off.
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"It approval of that. Yeah me too me too. He's he's a fine young man Now you know. I i wanna i wanna wrap up our time here Because i think we've covered so much we don't need to. We don't need to have an extremely long podcast air. Because i think we've covered a fine material but there is a word that fits into this into this discussion. We are having and we've talked about it a bit but there's a word that has become part of the american vocabulary at least in my circles is become a part of the american cabinet vocabulary and that is great. Everything has to be great. Terry how you doing great really. You're doing great. What in the world. I mean because very few people are really doing great. They're they're doing I want to replace great with good. I'm doing. I'm doing well. Life is good for me. Good is almost an unacceptable term. Nowadays part of the thing about that is that we have a we also have a system where Much of the the conversation with the first three or four sentences is predicated on on not necessarily what israel. But simply the way we've decided to talk to each other and and so that that's my paradigm shift. I when people ask me. I literally respond in my. This is my paradigm shift. I will respond to that with what i consider to be an honest sentence in other words that i will say to you. How are you doing today. I would say to you I wanted to make it a nonsense. I will say i'm having. I'm having a decent day in other words. That's an honest sentence. i will say to you. I really liked the weather in other words. I wanna say something honest not gonna tell them. I'm off the deep end today. Because that's not their deal but but my point is by paradigm shifts. Is i want to say something honest. Because it anchors me to what is real in the ordinary moment now. But i'll say i'm glad the sun is shining. That's an honest sentence. Day to day when i entered. It was funny terry. Because i've heard this preached so many times but today today today was an excellent example of it. When i went into the bathroom we have at the at seven o'clock in the morning. We have a we have a morning light shining in our bathroom window and it just the whole bathroom seemed to be lit up with joy there was something about the sun shining and so one of the best things of my day today was simply the sun shining through my bathroom windows. It just gave me right. It gave me such a sense of pleasure in such as sense of e and then and then we live with the pressure. If we don't live if we don't live up to these magnificent titles and and greatness. I love your idea of wayne and measuring we measure we way low on the scale and that must mean we are somehow less than and there's just too many people feeling somehow less than and that is evacuated a damn shame. That's that's the thing that drives me nuts. Is that that the answer. That is therefore connected to ourselves. Worse our value and our self esteem. And that's that's where we go wrong. And that's that's where we're definitely detrimental. And charlie how you doing today. I saw the sunlight this morning. It was awesome. That's good boom and it and it lasts as i thought about it is is. I'm telling you. I can feel that feeling again. I can feel that contends because the because it connects you grounds. You connect you to be live. It connects you to be in your own skin. It connects you to what is sacred. Because there's something sacred and all of that even if you'd understanding what do we do terry when we are in in our in our in our employment in our jobs in our careers the philosophy is about. It's all about wayne and measuring and so we have to go through so many hours a day of which were judged were evaluated were given critique on how well we're doing this or how how poorly we're doing this and so we're constantly in a situation of constantly in a place of being weighed and measured and we need to make a very conscious effort. In my opinion it would be very helpful. I don't wanna use the word we need but it would be very helpful if we could divorce ourself from that. Say okay. this is what i have to put up with. And i'm gonna do my best and and and i'm going to honor my contract. I'm going to honor my agreement. I'm going to be a kind person. I'm going to be a helping person. I'm going to be a productive person. Am i going to be great at it shoot. I don't know. I just know i am going to do my best to do my assignment. And there's just not a you know a lot of people doing and a lot of people doing it and the ones that are doing it. I find are probably not respected by the leaders in your organization the most organizations but some that's they they actually grow people like that. Toss like who. Terry i i would love. I may go to go back to work. That'll be a great great podcast for you is to highlight three or four or five companies. That that's what they do is that that they grow people and so their sense of well-being is actually better having been in the company which it pay off for the company. I want to wrap her up now. Because i'm feeling like we. We're you know we're just gonna go round and round. Because we have we've covered the essence of this. And and and i will do my attempt at summing up and then i would like you to give your attempted summing up and i am enamored with your proposition of wayne and measuring. I think those are those are very unproductive and and disheartening ways to approach life when we begin to look at it in light of the ordinary we can. We can see things differently. I am so into that. You know you've really nailed me on that wayne and measuring what you have to say i i. It's one of the It's one of the things that i had to wrestle with because you just like dislike any of us whatever industry were in you compare yourself you know like as a writer i would read pat conroy when i would think why do i even try. Oh me too yeah literally. Why would i even try. Yeah we're not worthy then. I missed the see. There i am. I'm wayne and measuring so in other words this has nothing to do with what it means to be a skilled writer or learning. The essences of writing has nothing to do with that do that. I don't bring that. I have already downgraded my identity and.
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"They'd say dad 'member christmas across all that stuff. They didn't say that either and what they said was dad. Love us when you wrestle with. And so he remembered two times he'd come home he was hungry. He was tired he was late. He didn't care and these two urges are jerking on his pants so he rolled rhythm on the floor toward the kitchen just to get out of his way and said that it hit him in the middle of that very ordinary there. It is in the middle of that very ordinary very boring. They monday and experience. Real life was happy. In fact real joy were happening. Real interesting was happening in the middle of that very ordinary. Their boy he said. But i missed it because i was only tuned. Did not in your words. The great the disneyworld is nothing wrong with disneyworld. Now there's no there's something there where they only have meaning where the rashly tax. Yeah you have been writing and talking a lot about evie nodar vibe in reading that somewhere else but about ordina ordinariness you know you talked about the holy and the ordinary and and paul are back. I say the ordinary my my thing is the ordinary is the hiding place of the holy. And if you're on that's why in speaking of your thing. We live in a world of your social media is exactly what you're talking. Plush media is predicated on great in other words. Do you have the most lights or the most of anything and so ordinary post ordinary. I'm socially well if your ordinary you don't host yes true. Think it is. It is it. Insecurity is at the need to be sp maybe former insecurity. We need to be special rather than just a regular. And and and a part of everyday life mean. That is where that is where you know teresa or not. I'm sorry not theresa joe. Julian of norwich talks about all of these fabulous mystical experiences with god but she talks about them if they're not translated into ordinarily real life they don't mean anything they're nothing. There's something to write about and talk about and say isn't that wonderful that i had this. You know this great spiritual experience instead of saying. I just had this normal experience where i talk with somebody. And and we communicated we converse and we and we sort of attached to one another the tamers if i if i go into whatever. My experiences are this day and if if the attachment of my wellbeing is predicated on what i either do to accomplish the accomplishment than is therefore i have to produce something either great or best or et cetera. If that's a part of then. I always on edge and always asking. Is it enough. And i missed every stinking ordinary wonderful event then the thing about ordinary as if you park in ordinary events then that gives birth the gratitude. If precisely i was just thinking that word i'd i'd i agree that gives birth to gratitude appreciation and a fuller sense of enjoyment. Because you don't have to be playing a game at it. I noticed you know those. Those words great favorite best are all very limited words. They are limiting and every motion cannot be great every every one cannot be the best. There's only one that can be the best. How why do. I wanna limit my life to that. Quite a war went to limit my life to only one experience rather than a whole daytime a whole day or week or month or life of truly with gracious gratitude enjoyment looking at the wonder of the every day that is not possible with great favorite or those words are way i live up team. Yeah so the thing for me. The paradigm shift for me is the permission. Ask different questions. Oh and in that is for me. I mean the questions. I literally asked or why did you see today that made you glad that did your heart. Good what what happened today. That made you smile. big What made you glad to be alive. I mean these are the questions. I asked the difficult questions asked terry because we are not trained they are. They're completely out of our scope of understanding because we don't because we are taught that there needs to be a certain different unique special great aspect in order for anything to be declared worthy of conversation. Well i'll tell you what i'm gonna ask them and people answer them even if they give you a blank stare that's fine and that's part of the deal is because i need to be i. I need to begin the given the permission to ask questions about the ordinary. Being the high pressure holding. I just need to do that. my favorite thing back in the day you you know this because you're in a part of the same similar similar kind of seen southern cal part of this kind of seeing remember back when the day when the churches what are those things called were they put letters out by the. What's that call. They put letters out by the thing. I the churches that put letters on their signs out by the road. They put letters on the size. Oh a message board you mean. Yeah the board where the name of the churches on and and each second old movie theater you know where you put the new ladders each time. Oh and so. and so. You're putting like what the sermon tidal is. And that sort of thing. They will do the sermon title. And sometimes they would put a quo jim cetera. Oh yeah one of my favorite. One of my favorites is the churches that put on their signed fastest growing church in america or fastest growing church in orange county or fat. You know in other words they were the number one and i are even back then. I always thought. Wouldn't it be great if somebody on their church. Sign the ninety six fastest growing church. You know you know who said that you you know who did that. In the novel puck. Hunt pat conroy. Did that novel in a pretty tides when he attended His therapist lover when he attended dinner with her husband and he was not the best violinist in the world. He was not the second best violinist in the world. He was the seventh best. I remember that he was seventh. Best and i like that because you know how good yeah be to be in all the world to be number seven. You gotta be pretty damn to be never seven. But he was the win. That'd be great on your church. We're not. We're not the fastest growing church in.
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"Next chapter with charlie hedges as he explores turning the page on his life and yours. Hey charlie hey paul you know. After a couple of months of hiatus. I am so pleased to welcome back our good friend and frequent podcast guest terry hershey in today's show teri knight discuss a mostly american need for the over use of superlatives in our daily speech. In this episode. We talk about words like great and best and favourite. Think about it. Why is it when asked how you doing. We commonly fall back on the phrase great. I'm doing great. How can you be doing great. All the time terry suggests that we might be better off if we were to simply give ourselves. Check it out. The permission to be ordinary and with that ordinary terry goes so far as to suggest that the ordinary is the hiding place of the holy. Oh my that is so true. Please enjoy our conversation with my ever. So insightful friend. Terry hershey Hey hirsch awhile. But whatever man has been away well actually. I went back to work for a living traveling. So that was a whole new adventure for me. Do you care to elaborate or do you want to just leave it at that. I made a living going out and giving speeches so yes that man. I went to an airport. I got on a plane. I went someplace. Gave a speech and incapable. Did that for thirty five years or sent made a little money. Sold a few books and gunnery. Yeah yeah we do that now for sixteen months. I haven't had any of those events because colas and so this was my first event in sixteen months. So what was that like. It's like the realization that Getting on a plane is not as fun as i thought it was in past well. You're no longer. You know the the admiral supreme supreme and so you always get clubs and first class. You don't get that anymore. So you like the rest of us travelers now whether that interesting phenomenon would would those about us. Who travel a lot. Because you know you measured your wellbeing based upon the cards you carried which were all status based you know that is trump just was. I was in that you know. I travelled never as much as you did. But i traveled quite frequently. And so i had cards. And i would always be upgraded to first class and i would have nicer places in hotels and that was always a that was always a plus. It was a status game as well. And and you know. That's kind of what i want to chat about today. Terry you i'm gonna talk about the wonders. The necessity of a simplified life I i know lots of people are talking about it. In writing about but i notice very few people if any are truly support or truly endeavouring to to live a simplified life. Do you find that as well. I mean people talk about it but doing it is a different story. We yeah there's no doubt about that Rabbi rabbi hetschel. Said that we we teach our children how to weigh and measure Perhaps we should teach them And wonder i mean that's so appropriate to the culture. We live in because everything about identity in this culture is predicated on the way and it it is it is and boy you know. That was a wonderful segue. Because that's exactly what i want to talk about. I wanna talk about wayne and measuring an an. And and i wanna talk about it if i can use what. Sounds like a like a phd dissertation. I wanna call it sands superlatives and i want to call it right losing superlative. We can't talk. It seems like we can't talk anymore without losing superlatives that everything not not not necessarily everything terry but but so much is based on words or phrases like oh this was great or this was the best or this was my favorite. And it's that is such limiting speech because it limits it to a single event for instance. I was at I was at a What do you call a kind of a vacation. And a number of people there. And i was asked two or three different questions one. What is your favorite movie. What was the best concert you ever attended. And i just finally said. I don't believe in favorites. And best. And i don't believe in the word great because i like so many things. If you want to know about my movies. I can give you my ten or fifteen movies that i think are really worthy movies that that moved me but can i give you one single movie. Could i give you one single concert that i went to that represents that sort of represents me absolutely not i cannot i can. I can perhaps create a list. But that's not even important unit you. Maybe i've quoted this so many times would it is worthy of and bb king is quoted as saying two or is known for saying that. I don't know if it's apocryphal. Or if it's true but are if he really said it but it is true and when he was talking to young guitarist advice to them was. Don't try to be a one. Just try to be a good one and that that just always resonated with me. Terry you know why be great. Just be good. Just you know in good as my goodness good is good. Yeah others that. There's a quote that the great is the enemy. The good oh i. I'm not familiar with them. Of course i'm listening to your about. What's your favorite. i'm whatever was movie etcetera etcetera cause my humor in those kinds of sentences. I'm not sure but as a person who's been married several times you can ask me. Why can we can get started. There ended last when you're screwed the here's my ears. My yeah my best story because This is not my talk about in in lots of my main. My last book was called the gift of enough. I love that title. I actually wrote anyway thing. Yeah here's the here's the story. Tim saw remember tim. But i do that. Back in the day. He was he was at a zoo. Specific southern california. When we you. And i are both down there doing stuff. And he used to do workshops and lectures and stuff and he wrote wrote some books. One book was. He's not with us anymore but one bogus about that. Yeah yeah two boys so in in getting ready right bookie said to his two boys. How do you know dad luxury. And so he this is. The story tells the book he thought they'd say dad Would you know you're nervous when you took us to disneyworld like ten days. And they didn't say that so he said i knew. I wasted all that money.
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"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Strong. You know what alvin i decided we should do. Another fund segment right. Now we did ask metaxas okay. We should do a mister postman What's that song mr alleged. Just call it. Let's just call it a listener rights. Okay ladies and gentlemen now a segment of a listener rights. What alvin. I just got a letter from a listener. Give his name no well. Iran's with jack conley. I'm not gonna i'm not gonna say it okay It's i'll just have the initials j. c. kojak. Can we use which is not even true but it says this is incredible. You know get stuff in sometimes. It's very funny. The next letter is very funny. This letter is really serious and it really moved me to tears. It says dear. Eric just completed your biography of bonn. Hoffer thank you for such a provocative inspiring challenging read. I'm a catholic priest and so deeply appreciative of your work. I assure you writing and preaching will be different now. You have opened my eyes. Thanks john. I'm not gonna say the last name but it's a see. I wanna tell you folks when i get something like this. You know you write books. I prayed so hard. When i was writing the bond hoffer book that god would use the book for his purposes but eleven years later to get a letter like this that this is a priest saying that his writing in his preaching will be different as a result of reading this book. Now i know it's not my book is the life of bonn hoffer but the idea that i had the privilege of writing the book so if you're looking for good book let me recommend my bag of baja hoffer. Not because i wrote it but because it's It's kind of the best summation book. If you're gonna read a book you want his whole life and just to be clear you don't have to be a priest or minister to read it. It helps but okay. Here's here's a letter now. This letter is serious. But i found it so funny i said i gotta read this on the air. I'm not gonna mention the guy's name but let's just say it's joe l. This is a real letter. The title in the email was. Your selection of only men is short-sighted. And then it's eric. After enjoying your seven men book graduates edition. I had misgivings about approving recommending or gifting it and wondered why your picks lacked diversity as the number of women is zero. It's unlikely seven men will inspire female graduates. Your selection of only men is short sighted. Man that hurts. yeah so. I had to respond to Joe l. and i wrote this. I'm not joking. That's the letter i got. And this is my response. Dear sir perhaps you will find my seven women book more diverse. Here's a link for you to purchase that book. But i must warn you up front that seven women does not include any men. I'm not sure what can be done at this point. But i thought you should know. Thanks for your email sincerely. Eric metaxas author. That's a real. That's a real letter. Somebody was upset that my book seven men graduates edition didn't include women and i don't really know how to respond to that because it hurts it stings because seven men. It's a fact folks. I'm not going deny you know when you're when you're when you're wrong you're wrong. Seven men has no women in it. I'm guilty. You are and seven women to to double down on my non diversity. Seven women has no men in it. Oh what are you gonna do. Books are their published. How people buying in reading them and being blessed by them. I'm sorry but you know big man to admit all this. I must thank you. You're welcome thank you my next book coming out..
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"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Of this temple. And whatever. And when i was reading about harrods temple The time of jesus. I was really amazed by the idea that Herod who is a bum would be really really nice described as a bum. He was an evil horror monster but in order to curry favor with the people he built jerusalem to a level that is it was really never more glorious than under herod two thousand years ago. Yeah absolutely. I mean you can go to jerusalem now and you can see the the horr- odeon style stone where he would in the building of what's called the temple mount which was really just a a retaining platform to build his massive temple on at the very basis. I'm sure you've seen it or been there that that the very basis there are these huge rocks that have this little inch one inch border around the chisel out perfectly and it's horr- odeon stone. So his thought was even two thousand years ago. Even if some of this stuff crumbles. I want somebody to know that i was the one that put all this together so it was like i mean and that that's stone is found that style of architecture found all over israel so you beaten by worms at a young age and yet look there's the stone with my behold mandy as king of kings. It's kinda sad right. These people think they're gonna have immortality. But i was amazed to think that herod who is a wicked figure. Nonetheless taxes the people heavily to build up jerusalem as a world capital. And he makes it. You know one of the glories of the age. I mean it was undeniable. So that anybody coming from anywhere to jerusalem would be astonished and of course would try to give him the credit theoretically but the idea that all of that was built up just before. Jesus comes on the scene almost as though god had allowed this which it seems clear when you study it in the rising and falling of jerusalem. There was never more amazing time than the very time that jesus was there. Yeah it was most definitely the the the height of its ancient fame and popularity for sure. And and even you know seventy seventy after the romans then destroy the temple. Josephus in the first century writes about that if if if a traveler had come through and it seemed jerusalem beforehand with all the gardens and all the forest and how gordon glorious and how beautiful it was that you know. They wouldn't recognize it because of just what. The devastation happened during the during the siege of jerusalem and those types of things but it spoke a lot about how amazing and how beautiful it was before that time. Well again. That's why this is such a. It's such a sacred place for so many reasons but it's even if you don't think of it as sacred you think of it as there's very few places that could compare the history of it. Yeah and this titus as siege. I mean it's hard for us in the modern era to imagine the the slaughter. The horror of what the romans did. It's so horrible. I mean that a million people were slaughtered and not just slaughtered crucified. Like sometimes we think that jesus is the only one that was crucified but again josephus writes about that siege that the romans for either their siege works or for crucifixion. Cut down trees. it's either eleven or twelve miles in every direction from jerusalem they. They leveled everything and at one point. They had to stop crucifying people because they were running out of wood. I mean it was just a complete desolation of the city people. You know it's hard for us to really really fathom the idea of evil but when you read what the romans did. There's no other description. It is a level of cruelty that seems clearly satanic horrifying and of course the most astounding thing which will get to on the other side of the break. Is the idea that this city which was the most magnificent cities ever created in the history of the world. Jesus prophesized its destruction and forty years later. Exactly what he said happens thinkable. We'll be right back folks. The book is jerusalem rising home. Hey folks are you concerned about memory loss for you or a loved one. Viva lords founder prayed. That god would show her the solution to.
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"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And then you're drawing things from them at an ends up putting these over nine hundred plates of these photography in a box and just basically hide some wage thinking. What good are they. Just use them for for painting. You're kidding and so wait a minute. I didn't get that. So when were they rediscovered. Well that's the treasure. Because the fact that he wasn't a photographer thinking that way is probably the reason that these players have been preserved so long so he literally. I've got photos of an in the book that he literally takes. These plates puts them in a box and then just takes them away somewhere in france like in in his house and so it's it said that he would pull them out occasionally to show for like dinner parties or whatever but they were never as an exhibition or anything like that. They were just teen forty four. I mean come on. And so the they don't resurface again. One of his neighbors like thirty years after his death buys his dilapidated states. Find these boxes. Open them up and go like what are these. and so. that's like the nineteen twenties. Nothing happens again until two thousand and three where they they come up for auction on someplace where a saudi prince buys one for over nine hundred thousand dollars in there like who is this photographer. And where do they come from. So from two thousand and three to two thousand fourteen. I mean this is. It's like it really is like a time capsule you mentioned that earlier. And that's exactly what this is. In two thousand fourteen the smithsonian gets a hold of them and and digitises them and basically publish them for the first time ever but what was amazing about that. Is that with a with a daguerrotype style. Photography it's it's a reverse image so you know when when you put a plate in and you let the light into to burn the burn the little plate and you pull it out and you look at it now. If you're taking a picture of me waving my right hand you're looking at the plate. And it's my left hand so it's a reverse image so the smithsonian printed the actual plates. But it's not the real actual view and so for me as someone who spends a lot of time in israel. I know jerusalem very well. I know the temple. Mount and the the jaffa gate. And i would look at these old photos going like like. I know the jaffa gate. But i have no idea where this angle is that until a friend of mine mentions in israel and we turn those things around. It was like i know exactly where that. Oh yeah you didn't know one hundred seventy years ago. They did it differently. So you you are Or one hundred eighty years ago. This is easy is amazing. This is like you know. Twenty years after jefferson died so basically You can look at this stuff and obviously in the book. I wanna see it myself but so you have what it was like in eighteen forty four and then you have what it's like now. Yeah and your main thesis is that this is a dramatic fulfillment of three thousand year old prophecy. Yeah i mean there's there's no other city on earth it's had its prophecy or had its history foretold from its destruction to its desolation to its restoration as a major player on a world stage and so where in the old testament Maybe it's not quite three thousand years but we're we're in the old testament are some of these more more specific dramatic. Prophecies made well one in particular zachariah eight which is the ancient prophecy in the book. And so it really following the history of jerusalem. You know one can see that. It's been conquered reconquered seventy times. It's been changed hands Times been devastated. A couple of times mean. It's just it's never become a capital city or a significant city for really any other nation or any other than the jewish people. We'll be right back talking. Doug.
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"hershey" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"The eric metaxas show with your host. Taxes folks israel jerusalem. Have you heard of those places. So have i but The more i look into them the more fascinated i become. I have as my guest today. The author of a new book called jerusalem rising the city of peace reawakens. Doug hershey welcome to the program. Thanks for having me okay. You were here. I don't know a year ago or something to talk about israel rising. What's right you're an author but you work with the photographer to do. How do you call it. It's like time travel. Yeah it's it's then and l. photography but it's it's what it's then now photography and and now photography a little bit more than that just simply because the series is called ancient prophecy modern lens so were documenting a were providing visual documentation of ancient prophecies from the bible as they're coming to pass and getting some photographic evidence of those things unfolding now the i've become really fascinated with israel and jerusalem in the last year because i just finished writing my new book Is atheism dead Which you can preorder right now. Is atheism dead deals with a lot of biblical archaeology. And in the course of doing the research i just had to dig in no pun intended to jerusalem and the history of jerusalem and i was so fascinated. I thought the more people know about this. You know it's the old cliche. The bible comes to life. It really really does. And i feel like i know the city even though i was doing it. Virtually and studying maps and photos and things. So what what. What was it that led you originally into this fascination with israel and jerusalem and where do you live now. Currently i split my time between living in israel about half the year pre cova and And also portland maine and so Between those two A lot of the travel a lot between those two but a lot of the fascination with jerusalem not only with something from a childhood connection with with with the bible in the scriptures but it was really during the photo shoot of the first book israel rising we chartered a helicopter and did some recreations of some aerial shots and just flying over the old city of jerusalem flying over the temple. Mount the mount of olives. The kidron valley everything. You know as you know well packed right in there and just really ignited my heart. So so what is the narrative arc in other words You're talking about like riot. Talk about the the the the ancient prophecies about jerusalem and what led you to this kind of comparative photography nineteenth century photographs of the bleak nothingness. and then today yeah a lot of these old photos that are captured jerusalem. Just show these just as you described desolate landscape. Mark twain comes through in eighteen sixty seven and he says it's it's dreary and desolate and i wouldn't want to live here but yet it's very much vibrant and alive today and in the scriptures in zachariah eight zachariah talks about a time where god says he's going to return to the city which is quite a statement but also that it'll be there'll be a time when oldman old women will dwell safely there that children will be playing in the streets that that the nations will flood to jerusalem like never before and so through the course of history in really the last couple thousand years the window of time since nineteen seven since that since israel a has now reclaim jerusalem for the first time releasing biblical time to have the entire city. It's really been that time where we're old man and old women have been you know it's it's it's in a time of peace and security when i take groups there we point we read zachariah eight and the gates while the kids run by just a really unique time in history and i wanted to be able to blend that to to show the the growth and the restoration of the city. So what you do in the book. And i'm looking at the book here to gorgeous coffee. Table photo book called jerusalem rising ancient prophecy modern lenses the subtitles. So you you what what. I what i love is that you're able to find old photos and then recreate the angle for today. So it's not just like a general photo but but you're you're basically going to exactly where the photo was taken in the eighteen forty s fifty fifty-six whatever And say okay. And what does it look like today. Bang this right and it's almost unbelievable. What has happened in the last. You know whatever seventy or so years. Yeah absolutely and even just with that photography. I thought you know if we're going to do the recreation of jerusalem. I've got to find the oldest photos so we the oldest photos known are from eighteen. Forty four taken by a french painter. He wasn't even a photographer. Who just learned this new style of photography at the time to guar- garrison let's be honest. Photography was basically invented a couple of years before this so probably we even imagine what it would be like suddenly to have the ability to take photographs in eighteen. Twenty five eighteen thirty. They they could do some things that were sort of like photography but after about eighteen forty you can take what we would call photographs well and that was the fascinating thing about this guy. This guy didn't even think of himself as a photographer. He was a painter enjoyed landscape and architecture so he takes this new medium to throughout the middle east and he goes to jerusalem egypt and all through the region comes back a few years later with the intention of taking these photographic plates..
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Author Doug Hershey Shares His Book 'Jerusalem Rising'
"I'm playing the role of eric. Metaxas oh do my best album. Try to do your best to play. album sadar. We're gonna get through this together. Exciting in a few minutes. I want to announce what's happening in this hour in a few minutes. I'm talking to. Mike pompeo former secretary of state for the united states of america. This is the guy that sat toe to toe with. Kim jong hoon But who has and gave him a wedgie and kim jong un is so out of touch he didn't even realize what happened. Yeah so pompeo is coming up in the next segment. I should announce yesterday and the day before which is monday and tuesday. This week i was in tampa florida at the. Charlie kirks teepee usa turning point usa student action summit was i mean i don't know but i was there and i got to interview people. That normally wouldn't like mike. Mike pompeo and on the beach. You've got a great
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"Today. We're gonna talk about the rise of audio and ai in the combination of the tune. What that's gonna mean for not only our industry. But for i think more broadly for for tech in society because there's significant cultural elements here so my guest today or go klein and amir hershey were the co founders of audio burst. And what i thought i would do is maybe you could give a quick overview of what audio burst is how things got started and what you do in the market so i wanted to say hi to the team the join listen to us some of the faces familiar to me and others. That don't know me. I'm a mirrors founder. Other birds the like a the means to me I think the story of body verse should be maybe five years ago when we founded the company being huge. All your fans me personally. More on the radio sides in the us weren't as popular as they are today. Gossiping was faster than me to adopt to pretty much any of the medium available out there. We felt that everything we wanted to know and eager is available in exists in the audio world. But he was extremely hard to find. It was extremely to enjoy and from that challenge for the offers which is a big company. Were in a i. Face the engine that we've developed valuable product. Describe it into but later But we used. Our capabilities are know how allen jr to build an engine to make all your acceptable to understand what is being spoken with the spoken word audio which cheap acknowledgee up to that point warlords. The blind spot nause understanding of this thing would exist within the company and using our capabilities. Fine fine Become too we were looking for on one hand and help the concentrate us find the listeners and the us they wanted so in essence we built an ai engine with the mission the past to connect users and listeners to the company that they're looking for that will inform them entice them meant obtain them In the easiest fastest rich endless way possible.
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"Today. We're gonna talk about the rise of audio and ai in the combination of the tune. What that's gonna mean for not only our industry. But for i think more broadly for for tech in society because there's significant cultural elements here so my guest today or go klein and amir hershey were the co founders of audio burst. And what i thought i would do is maybe you could give a quick overview of what audio burst is how things got started and what you do in the market so i wanted to say hi to the team the join listen to us some of the faces familiar to me and others. That don't know me. I'm a mirrors founder. Other birds the like a the means to me I think the story of body verse should be maybe five years ago when we founded the company being huge. All your fans me personally. More on the radio sides in the us weren't as popular as they are today. Gossiping was faster than me to adopt to pretty much any of the medium available out there. We felt that everything we wanted to know and eager is available in exists in the audio world. But he was extremely hard to find. It was extremely to enjoy and from that challenge for the offers which is a big company. Were in a i. Face the engine that we've developed valuable product. Describe it into but later But we used. Our capabilities are know how allen jr to build an engine to make all your acceptable to understand what is being spoken with the spoken word audio which cheap acknowledgee up to that point warlords. The blind spot nause understanding of this thing would exist within the company and using our capabilities. Fine fine Become too we were looking for on one hand and help the concentrate us find the listeners and the us they wanted
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"hershey" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Data is not relevant so the fact that first of all feedback and isn't that isn't that abry biblical about better. Because this is my other thing that i talk about is the soccer in the present moment is that were all what matters right. Now is in sacramento. President won't talk to me about that. As as a sacrament. The sacrament means that this moment the ordinary is the hiding place of the holy and it's an op opportunity for me to affirm that holiness alive and well and use brilliantly said whatever and whatever gesture i make what you having a new caring kind lose space listening who've been if i don't understand even if i don't agree i make that space. You sound like a favorite author frederick peak ner that's Much of that. He does what he thought. It'd be prime territory to be a big. Yeah yeah but that's much what he writes about so you know. Let's senate together wrap up but we do have sides. And i'm not talking just political side. We do have personal sides. We do have a tendency to support those with information that only engenders greater greater attribution to the side that we take and we are reluctant to look at other positions and evaluate them as perhaps very very meaningful positions and that. Perhaps one remedy is to win. You can personalise a position that position no longer becomes a position. It becomes a sacrament of the present moment. Yeah i'm gonna quite in. Our show is very personal to me. Because i'm i'm i'm about to go to. The upper peninsula michigan to my father died in october. But we couldn't go there because of comas is Permanent so we're going up. In the end of april scattered his ashes in place for it he had requested by side actually won a deer camp as a boy. So we'll be there in april my siblings so I have siblings reu. This is to your point discussion. Who don't believe kobe israel. it doesn't exist. there is no covert they believe. Be wearing masks is a violation of every right to have a human being they believe. See this polish. I'm telling you what they believe. And how they they believe that. Obviously the current president. Let's get the president for so this whole discussion today. Is i'm showing up there and ruts the i what do i do from the answer to. The question is what's for dinner. And what can i cook and in perhaps how can we honor down and tell me what you think about that. Exactly what a troubled world we live in. But i think conversations like this i think open conversations expression of of differences of opinion but at the same time and effort to understand where everyone else were someone else's coming from his co. essential. I hope our listeners can grab some of that. Terry i thank you so much for your willingness to to explore such uncomfortable territories with me that are not easy answers and and yet they're just exploring. It is very kind of you to do to be willing to do that you. It's not uncomfortable from came out. Well it's always. It's so you know what you do by as always dangerous. You know wondering who you're gonna take off but you know we have this. We have to yet. I have to start with to start with whatever i say. Someone will be pissed off. Start with that yet. And if they're not then you haven't said anything worthwhile then i have to go back to. What did i mean to say. Why does it matter to me. And what kind of world do i want to live. Well said thank you brother. It's always always the delight. And i wanna thank all our listeners. Who tune into the next chapter with charlie and really check out our website. You know you can get easy access to podcasts. And blogs and You'll find interesting and until next is always this. Is charlie hedges signing up by.
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"Turning the page on his life. And your today terry. Hershey and i explore one possible reason that america is so radically divided. Each side is firmly. Convinced that they're right. That's because each side will cite supposedly factual information in support of their beliefs. But you know information is not the problem. It's about the source of our information. One of the big reasons for our strong battle lines just may be that our information is too biased. We tend to rely only on information that supports the stance that we've already agreed upon therefore we simply end up talking to ourselves. Is there a middle. Ground is a middle ground. Even possible in this podcast. Terry hershey and i really wrestle with trying to figure out some way to have somewhat of a bipartisan dialogue. I hope you enjoy guys stumbling around in hope of discovering a common ground. I think we almost get there. But it's in the second half of the episode. See for yourself as we welcome terry hershey You'll hirsch a while you know. Terry it's been awhile since we've been on the last show together. It seems maybe it's not but it feels like it is good to have you back. Thanks it was. I think last time was right before the pandemic. I think we probably i. I think you you kind of you. You kind of put that into your past memory. Now there were moving out of it and in my guests is quite soon to move back into it again. The i mean i've caught. I've call every in canoes in my life now a pandemic that words you know I'm beginning to see terry in the last couple of our podcast. At any time. I have a difficult subject or difficult. Thought for a podcast. I come to you for feedback. So i've thrown all the crap on you and letting you be the the foil for me especially today. Because i think once again you and i may approach today's topic from different points of view which is exactly what i want and what i'd like to do is offer sort of an extended introduction so our listeners can understand the gist of of what i'm getting at. So this is gimme a couple minutes on this I'd like to begin with an old. Neil postman quote from his best selling book amusing ourselves to death and the quote goes something like this. I don't have it exactly. I just remember it while. Americans may be the most entertained people in the world. They are the least informed now. I think that may have been true in nineteen eighty five. But i don't think that's the case today. In fact i think the case today is americans may have become highly informed and well it is true that that informed people make better decisions the critical aspect of that is what is the source of information that becomes the ground upon which we make our stands. And it's personal stands political stands theological stands. What is the information that we use to determine what our positions are and our problem is that i think we suffer from too much prejudice and biased information. I think you call the confirmation bias. Which i'm going to ask you to explain to us. We tend to rely on information sources. That only support what we already believed. You know it's kind of like fox news versus msn news msn nbc or msn. Whatever of those are unfortunately too often. The information received only supports what we already believe and it does not educate as a result. Our personal and political climates have become treacherously separated. And i'll close with this. The result is we end up with people that are talking themselves. They either watched the right wing news of the left wing newspapers or their particular groups news and not another particular grips news groups news and the end up talking themselves while holding the somewhat. Nascent vitriol for anyone that holds a different point of view than them. That's my thesis. What do you think about that if it was intelligible known each other how many years my goodness terry we are. We are thirty or forty plus nineteen forty six and even early on back. In the day. I forget the restaurant where you to meet at launches. No yeah on the lake. Thought we be pulled no punches. No we did not. We did not You know we went after it even that and so forty. Some odd years of did Debates and discussions and debates is a good word debates and discussions. And i'm glad you're having me talk about this subject today because most averse debates with you and me i was right. You know i i will say i don't know that i would say most of them but i would say it. Certain certainly a significant number of them. I will say that goes to my credit and willingness to willing to change you. Give me good day out now. The fact that i started with. I was raised in a religious faith where there was only right and only wrong ever no. There is no middle ground. There is no I don't know there was no. I'm not sure none of that was allow. You weren't free to admit for even say that and if you did believe it in your spirit or heart you didn't fess up to your guests so then you just made shit up and that was that was. Great based on. Assumptions was not based on certain interpretations in assumptions. That we are free presuppositions. Yeah yeah this is true. This is true right. What's interesting is i'm out At that time in my life i was starting to say What is it okay to the wrong about by wrong. I mean what is it okay to to the unwarranted about and i'm gonna does not in a bad right. It means that. I need to know more. What do i need to know more about. That's why the fights were good because But we need to start with this Neither one of us Needed to take the other person down. This is an important thing we start. I didn't need to take you down. Why was sited near what was what was i doing on. I mean we need you know that. That's that's an excellent observation. And i and i see a need for that today because because you did not threaten. You did not tell me that. I was only cherry. If i was this terrier that turn thank goodness. I was that way forty years ago. That's crazy yeah. Well yeah yeah you. The u But you there was a part of the thing with you that you were at a part of the time of your life where you were. The one thing that you have at in your core is Curiosity correct and curiosity is a big thing for you. And so you're always willing to then keep picking that stuff. And that's and i who knows why that that we didn't need to take each other. I mean your intro talking about mostly technical for the costa but it can be religious at the end of.
Voice in Canada
Conversation AI for Businesses with Sat Ramphal of XiByte
"Good afternoon everyone or good evening. My name is around fall. I am a born and raised flirty in here in tampa florida. We also just want won the super bowl yesterday so But not the height of the topic. Here so i come from a background of great entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial experience I am now in my fourth company. I'm twenty seven years old. And i have a great past life of kind of the whole entrepreneurship through kind of the experiences and components that will lead us to build Currently building and in what we're doing now is something that i think it's truly phenomenal. And it's going to kind of change. The way entrepreneurship is kind of dealt with from. Start so something that really excited about. We have a mission to help reduce entrepreneurship failures right. Three percent in the united states in four years. So we're really on target. How achieve that mission and you know kind of a little bit about what we built. We built this conversational bought. Her is maya at what maya does is. She helps facilitate administrative tasks and navigate company operations using the power of voice mazing. Yeah go ahead you go. I was to say okay so this is great. This is great so you are helping to how we businesses to carry out some of these tasks so go ahead. Yeah explained a little bit more. What does this. What's what's the deal with what you've got here yes so me. Coming from an entrepreneurial background i had one successful company had to failures and i were talking about this failures more than eighteen on the wall. Because it's what's led to current situation current field all of the things that led us to our failed components of that led that failure. We realize it came with where we spent our time and founders and first time entrepreneurs and young startup companies spent over seventy five percent of their time doing administrative tasks that they kind of love innovation behind. They leave growing the company behind. Which is the most important thing when building company the administrative tasks are not and those administrative tasks range from you know like incorporating or business. Bank accounts Web services. You know those are just really basic things for the go to accounting tax and and things like that capital and things like that. So that's stops. That's what we're looking to help. Eradicate and with that first time founders and entrepreneurs they spend a ton of time in rnd trying to figure out who to deploy these tasks to and how to deploy so. That's also something that we're helping to eradicate and how helping radically that is. We have a very large partner network. That helps integrate into our system. So it creates seamless connectivity to these partners tell getting that done and it kind of fill traits each business with the six point algorithm that helps identify them where to go. And why and tastic. So can you get into this sort of six point algorithm and in some of the information about some of the partners that you work with. How does that work. Yes so really. And truly the kind of the basic formats. The algorithm is broken down into six components dot com suggest certain things and that's industry budget size stage location and traits. And that's how we're able to suggest certain partners certain tasks to be done based on the stages that you're inning company industry location size stage by etc etc and these partners that we select select partner. That's integrated our to help accelerate and carry out entrepreneurship business operations efficiently and with the right budget. And we're help tying those partners to the right pretty much business user our platform right on so now. Can you tell us practically what this looks like. Say business as okay. i wanna use. I want to use what you've created. I wanna use maya. What does that look like for them. How is set up in practically. How is that going to help them. Save time and what is it gonna do for them. Yes so you know if if you're kinda starting off for business we'll look kinda. Let me start that. We're a current product is right now. We are still in our startup phases of the organization so our product actually fifteen percent complete and with that being said most of our values provided towards companies aviation and getting into running operations. So that's where we're currently that. So right now with us to come in they would come in kind of at that stage and my would just kind of figure out where they're at in their businesses can of components. They have already have going on with that. Six point algorithm and then. She's gonna suggest certain things that that business should do to carry out to help. Kind of increase the entrepreneurship Accelerate the business growth into a live in vine into a live running environment. So can you give us some some of the some examples on how that would work. Yes so this is a college students in college. I have this great idea to build a fintech app But all i know is how to bill that gap all. I knows how to code and develop. So i've come up and join up maya. She's she's available on the app store so he can download. Hershey developed bill blind desktop version. And you would sock sign up to my mile. And then you know maya would then figure out again where you're at and then just just like that the task for just begin sedan suggest what you need to do. All you got to do is give permission for that task to be done. She will go ahead and run the task with a partner and then bring the completed details back so that you really don't have to be involved so for example i am again at the asian state. Hey maya corporate business might already gonna know what state you're in. She actually pretty much. What kind of status that you want to complete Secret llc f talk to attorney. She'll kind of Link with one of our connected partner attorneys that we have the rock lawyer or in that type of situation there and then she'll go carry out the task again. Bring it back completed and then you pretty much see your articles inc right inside the platform and then you can just carry a while of going on you just carry on and while task is in motion more can can be completed. It's both on demand and suggestive
Geek News Central
Southern California Schools Using Vending Machines To Dispense COVID-19 Tests To Students, Employees
"Well california university makes getting your kobe tests as easy as grabbing a candy bar. Vending machines are now grown. Attest as well you can just pay the money and get a coronavirus test. What does it cost me see here. As the university's return to load program free kits were self administration. Cove in nineteen tests are available through vending machines. Eleven occasions machines look like a regular stack machine but contain individually packed nasal tests rather than potato chips or hershey bars. There's a process to using the tests. The tests have barcodes at work with a uc san diego app. The university asked students and employs returned. Test within seventy two hours drop boxes next to the machine and destitute as living on campus are coming to campus required a test. weekly
WSJ Tech News Briefing
How Tech Companies Are Changing The Way They Price Things
"Chances are you've changed the way you spend your money. This year from the tech companies have noticed everyone from apple to amazon. Zoom has been experimenting with the way they price their products to try and entice and keep customers joining now to talk about. Some of their strategies is our personal columnists nicola wedding. Hey andy cole. Thanks for being here. We're going to run through the specifics in a minute. But i want to start by asking. Why look at tech. Companies pricing moves this year. What are these decisions. Tell us about the company's cigarette question. I was curious about whether or not the economic downturn prompted by this very unique pandemic would prompt companies to consider new pricing models. Or in what ways would test traditional pricing schemes. And the reason why it's unique is because economic downturns sometimes forces prices down until in this case. No one was flying into some flight. Prices went down some airlines offered. Buy one get two free seats deals. But in other cases prices went up because grocery van was higher because supply chains were in disarray. Because operational costs were higher for places like restaurants so is really interesting. Look at how companies are reacting. To this unique time i think we often think about economics and pricing models as firm that nothing is new and that there are no real experiments and pricing. But the truth is when there is a moment like this one. Nobody really knows how consumers are going to react. And so in a way a lot of these companies conducting experiments and we saw a lot of companies. Take some different approaches to that. So let's run through some of the examples we saw and we'll start with entertainment reminded us how hollywood adjust in the world of closed movie theaters. Obviously it was a huge hit. Two movie theater industry because being locked in a closed room for two hours isn't exactly cove friendly disney to interesting approach. It launched disney plus very recently and that was probably a saving grace for the company because there are lots of areas of the company that were not doing well like parks for example and mulan was. One of its biggest blockbusters this year to two hundred million dollar. Movie is the remake of a classic. A favorite of mine and they decided instead of releasing it exclusively in theaters which is normal to charge thirty dollars for early access to milan with called premier access and it was an interesting move because they were going to charge thirty dollars which is a pretty high price for streaming service as an add on to what you're already paying which is six ninety nine month for disney plus and offer that early access for three months and then make mulan apart of the larger library in december for centrally free included near subscription. So kind of just charging the price that it would cost to go see the movie at the theater but from your couch now. Milan might be a bit of an anomaly. Because of a number of factors including concerns over where the movie was filmed which was in a part of china where the government has been accused of committing some human rights abuses but batted mind. How was milan received the gamble. Pay off it fell flat. Most analysts say because of two reasons one is because there was a lot of controversy around the filming location. The ceo admitted this himself. And the second reason is that the price is really high and instead of framing the premier access price as discount for disney plus subscribers so they could have charged forty dollars for non-subscribers and thirty or twenty five dollars for subscribers to make feel like. You're getting something out of it. You know a deal. The church this premium price too subscribers. So milan didn't quite work out. It sounds like but is this something that streaming services and entertainment more. Broadly make testing. Interestingly disney's biggest rival one of disney's biggest rivals warnermedia decided to release. Its entire twenty. Twenty one slate of films included with hbo. Max not opting for the premiere pricing model and disney's next release which is pixar soul will be included in the disney plus subscription and not as premier. Add on. so you know that sort of indicates that move london. Do super well for disney. But i do suspect that if we are staying away from movie theaters well into twenty one well into twenty twenty two that they will try this again for another blockbuster release maybe with a lower price. Got it okay. So let's move on to apple. They released ton of new products this year and played on what you have dubbed the. Goldilocks effect. Can you tell us what that means. Goldilocks refers to a good better best pricing strategy. So this means you get three options or three buckets of options that represent sort of like the budget the mid tier and then the expensive model for those who have a very high willingness to pave the latest and greatest features apple for a long time has released new models one or two and then discounted previous models older models to sort of represent that good better best strategy so the budget option was always like last year's iphone this year. They released a record number of new iphone models so five in total and actually the budget option is a new phone. That was released this year. So i think what that says about apple said moving forward. They want their entire lineup their new lineup to represent more pricing tiers to appeal to wider swath of people so even those who are willing to spend just a couple hundred bucks at a phone can feel like they're getting a new iphone sort of expanding their addressable market. And as you mentioned. This is a tactic that apple has used since long before the pandemic but is there a reason sort of doubling down on this in a year like this one. Yeah you know. One of the pricing consultants. I talked to says that more pricing tiers kind of a protective measure for some companies apple is a premium brand so they can get away with selling a multi thousand dollar iphone in during an economic downturn but the lower end iphone. se. That's just a couple of hundred bucks you know. Three three between the four hundred bucks allows them to keep the customer that has a tighter budget in their brand. And hopefully that person will upgrade to a more expensive iphone in the future got it and in a similar pricing move. The fitness company peleton introduced another more expensive stationery bike and lowered the price of the existing model by about three hundred fifty dollars. So what fa logic with this move. Eso not exactly good better best because two tiered pricing system. A lot of economists called this committee classic price discrimination where someone who has ohi willingness to pay more features will pay for the very expensive two thousand four hundred ninety five dollar by plus with all the bells and whistles and those are just starting to get into a stationary bike gang but really wanna peleton are willing to pay the eighteen ninety-five price. This one research paper. That i discussed in the peace looked at this williams sonoma case where two hundred seventy five dollar. Red baking appliance wasn't selling at all and then williams sonoma a more expensive model and then the cheaper model. She sales doubled. So you know. Peleton may have been drying from this classic case here we. We don't have exact numbers on its performance but in earnings calls peleton was very bullish on. It's cheaper model and said that it would continue to be its bestselling bike but what happened is during the pandemic people were more willing to pay for premium equipment because it was replacing their gym membership. And so wait times for this. Newer by plus are now up to ten weeks and wait times for the cheaper bike are know almost half that that time so it seems like maybe peleton should have priced. They're more expensive by maybe even higher or maybe they're less expensive lake even more affordable. So i think that brings us to the fourth big pricing strategy. We saw which is this trend of companies dropping walls and generally making more of their product or service accessible for free. You just right into some of what we saw there. Yes so early. On in the pandemic a lot of companies were responding to this very sudden turn towards work from home and being online and not really being able to communicate with with other people in person so zoom for example lifted their forty minute limit for k. Through twelve educators eighteen other service providers lifted data caps. Comcast made its network of xfinity Wifi access points free for everyone. You don't need comcast subscription. The list goes on and on what they're sort of taking advantage of is the fact that free is great advertising and free something really miraculous to our brains. Were very persuaded by zero dollars. There is this very famous study of students who had the choice between a one set. Hershey's kiss or twenty six cents lynch truffle and when given that choice most students picked the lynch truffle but when the researchers lowered the price of the hershey's kiss to free and the lynn truffle to just one cent below. Even at the price difference was the same. Most students opted for the free. Hershey's kiss so free has a very strong pull on our psyche and these companies. Think that in offering free services they spread goodwill but they also increase the amount of people who are using their service and the thinking is that potentially those people will pay for other things in the long term. so nike is a good example of this. They made their are trading club app. Free the premium subscription cost some amount of money to be able to work out with their very chiseled very good-looking trainers and These trainers are wearing like clothing. And there's a short cut in the app to buy nike apparel and so in making the free They're able to sell more naked goods so they're actually making it free permanently. Yes that nike move definitely worked on me but i wonder aside from that. What is the business case for this option. I think i'm still a free user of zoom for instance which is not making them any money. As far as i know we have seen some indications at this early working for some companies zoom was extremely well positioned to do well this year but in making their service free they got more people acquainted with the service and they started rolling out new products like this new pricing page for people like trainers to charge for zoom sessions. And so i think if you're used to using a service you're more willing to hand over your credit card to that service and their revenue shot up. You know something like over three hundred percent this year year over year that may have something to do with the fact that zoom was like the premier video conferencing tool that we all leaned on but also has to do with the fact that they have a really robust free tier that allows most people to use the service without paying for for extra stuff finally we have subscription model and it sounds like the grocery delivery market is a good example of this. Yeah so home. Delivery exploded this year. It allowed people to stay away from grocery stores which all of a sudden became dangerous activity and Walmart really capitalized on this moment by offering a subscription service It's called walmart. Plus and it includes free unlimited delivery from local stores. The thinking is that it pays for itself interest deliveries walmart says. What's interesting about this example. Is that you know. Walmart really rushed this program out and so they had very scant perks and the program cost ten dollars a so that easiest comparison the laziest comparison is is tames on prime which on top of free unlimited delivery offers you know this giant entertainment bundle free photo storage etc etc until i think it was is hard for people to justify the price between walmart plus and amazon amazon prime. But we don't have numbers for walmart plus yet and it may very well have been a success and walmart plus and amazon prime aim to do the same thing which is try to make walmart or amazon the default shopping choice in her mind and i think walmart plus is a good way for walmart to become more salient in people's minds. And let's just break that down a little bit more. How does the subscription model actually work to create sort of a stickier relationship with consumers. Yeah other examples are dash pass. Switches door dashes new membership tier which lowers delivery and service costs for its customers. These companies are trying to keep switching costs high. So you want to feel like the more you use this service. The more you safe if you delivery cost three dollars typically for every order the more orders you deliver the more you squeeze out of that thirteen dollars. A month subscription so they're trying switching costs high and trying to increase the willingness of customers to buy without thinking are those are the five strategies we said at the beginning that this is sort of a big experiment. So what are the takeaways here. Are there certain hypotheses that are clear winners and losers will i. I think one of the the clear winners is definitely more pricing options for customers. That said can self select into whatever tier. they're most comfortable. Paying and that maybe premium pricing wasn't the right move but the truth is this pandemic is to go on for several more months or potentially another year and Pricing changes all the time and in the course of my reporting the story had to change multiple times because the prices kept changing perks. Kept being added onto bundles into it. Seems like companies are still trying to figure this whole thing out as we all are very enough all right. Our personal tech columnist nicole new. Thank you so much for joining me.
90 Day Fiance Trash Talk
'90 Day Fiancé' recap: Brandon, Julia and his parents 4 way kiss at the airport
"Talk about brandon and julia. I don't like him. i don't like him at all. i like her. Oh i don't mind tears. she's not bad. I think she's a nice little lady. That's the thing. I don't think she's like like a user. I don't know she seems nice. She sees delicious. Yeah no i think she's regular so now an episode later they're still driving to dc guys. This is a two hour drive. What are we doing to very long. Drive tracy so now. He's buying her airport flowers. I guess because he saw like cult do it and did not do it and didn't want to get in trouble. Okay so maybe. Bring the flowers to the airport. I can't imagine maybe go to trader joe's before they have an amazing selection. They really do. They're probably so expensive at the airport. That's what i was thinking. And they're like not great. They're like buying like Sometimes in my cbs. I don't know if everyone has this. Just because i live in very fancy area. I here you go to cvs and there's just dead flowers like the flowers that you could buy like. They're they're like on their last leg. Oh yeah. I believe that. I mean we have data flowers over here. They're not bad. No bodega flowers are good the inside. Cvs flowers that probably get delivered once a month and they still sell them after they're dead. It's great. I want you to know that i felt like a little like h on my belly button. Just now yeah and this was stuck in my pants a hershey kiss thing noel. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step. And i'm glad that you're here. I feel like it was just so you know so ironic that it happened with you. Here live on the podcast. No it's not. Ron because you probably pull hershey kisses rappers out of many many different parts of your body honestly i probably aided at my sleep and just stop there. You were like. Oh is this the garbage. No that your belly button and you were like whatever. It's the garbage now. whatever same hall. This isn't wow. His family is so excited. That julia's coming. That it's not a normal amount of excited. No like no mother should be this excited. This is a lot. His mom is screaming Yeah it's weird. They all saw her four months ago. Also i thought you guys didn't like her very much. I mean and then they talked about how much they didn't like her right. His mom is screaming at least screaming. Okay so now. They're doing a full make out. Okay i married. And i would not make out with my husband in front of my in laws. That's gross it's here. It's just weird. He's he's creating dominance over his parents. That's what he's doing. Is that what that is i think. So he's trying to show them. He's a big boy and he could do whatever he wants. He's gross. i like his sweater though Okay so now she says julia says and this is a quote. You ready ready. I like how i always ask. If you're ready for a quote. I know well. Sometimes i'm not so you have to make sure she says i'm from russia. Now i stay here. I mean the girl knows. She's got a life plan more tongue kissing. That's the thing it's just like gross. Like i'm uncomfortable and i'm not related to you. Okay and then something crazy happens. The entire family does a four-way kiss with tongue Yeah does everyone and then just a weird porn just started happening and then she says very excited to be in america. You are there you are. I don't blame her so they check into the hotel room so nice that they are allowed to get their hotel room. Uh-huh yeah that's so crazy and she's like hey. Can i have like five or ten minutes before dinner because airplane wash right. She's like. Oh i don't know i guess you could have five minutes thirty minutes later. Oh my god. Oh wow maybe the girl needed. I dunno brush. Her teeth sees his parents in the hotel lobby waiting for them to go to dinner a weight. That's where they're having dinner right. Okay so that's what. I was thinking when they she they go down there. I'm like this is the restaurant this just looks like. It's just the hotel lobby and they're just giving them food there. I mean i guess that works because they don't want to go anywhere. I guess i don't know. Dc has nice places to eat. Yeah but i'm just saying her. It's nice that she didn't really have to go. And i sure yes
WTOP 24 Hour News
Washington DC kids make the most of the Halloween season amid pandemic
"Money minute. Like most things in 2020, this Halloween will be different. Any Americans will be on the couch costume look. No parties retreating in Curry liberal reporter Nick Carrillo says costume makers will have a tough time. A lot of costumes. In a normal year are purchased by young adults and people going to Halloween parties, and those are largely off the tape. Sales of kids costumes may hold up better, but there will be candy, Carrillo says. Instead of the kids bring it home grown ups will buy for themselves and candy makers are adjusting whether that's keeping their candy themselves longer. Or maybe moving away from seasonal packaging. There's left discounting candy as we move into November for candy makers. Halloween is a big deal at Hershey. It's 10% Of annual sales, Carrillo says it may open a window into the broader economy is probably a really telling sign as we move into the Christmas and holiday spending season. How much people are willing to spend on skis and decorations and things like that from the Bloomberg News Room. I'm Larry Kowski on w T O
Business Wars Daily
And Now For Dessert: Chocolate Beer!
"The pandemic has done strange things to America's Diet. We started stockpiling Spaghetti. O's frozen waffles became a thing again, and apparently we started drinking beer for dessert craft beer drinkers who want big flavor often choose hoppy IPA's but more recently. So called Pastry stoute's for dessert. Beers have become another. Fizzy favourite, rich, and decadent. They're made with flavors ranging from pumpkin spice to candied apples and Bloomberg reports. Their sales are up eight percent year over year ying-ling. America's oldest brewery is on trend. The beer makers teamed up with another Pennsylvania icon to make gangling Hershey's chocolate porter. The dark beer was such a hit at bars and restaurants last fall that the company is. Rolled it out in bottles this year Yuengling two hundred year old dark brewed porter is infused with Hershey's cocoa chocolate Syrup and chocolate nibs bruise and they're not the only company putting a sweet twist on their bubbly bruce a much newer player on the beer scene is giving trader. Joe's some sweet treats for the Beer Aisle Hollywood park craft brewery has recreated the. Flavors of TJ's popular speculation cookie butter spread in beer form. The grocers cookie butter spread has developed a bit of a cult following people actually buy it at TJ's and resell it online. The beer version is made with Hoven Ella, beans, milk sugar, and toasted coconut in review the website pop sugar declared that speculative cookie butter beer quote tastes like Christmas in a bottle. TJ's has also worked with another brewer to develop a coffee peanut butter cup porter, which is a dark beer brewed with chocolate malt coffee and peanut butter powder. Perfect for those who want to drink their after dinner traits. If you have a sweet tooth, these seasonal libations may be welcome news but pastry stoute's and desert beers differ from more mass market brews in another way crack open corona or Heineken, and the alcohol content is about five percent alcohol by volume or a B.. Desert Beers are upwards of eight percent a b a pint of cookie butter beer has nearly double the alcohol content of your regular glass of Suds. That's because the sweet beers are made with more sugar with. VERTU, to alcohol during the brewing process. So imbibers beware these beers pack a punch and the calorie count isn't going to help your six pack either as we head into fall in the holiday season celebrating with Desert Beers can give you a sweet treat and warm buzz and glass or bottle. The bad news is that they make that fourteen fifteen. Stick around a little longer and.