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Senator Ted Cruz Shares His Views on the Debt Ceiling

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:52 min | Last month

Senator Ted Cruz Shares His Views on the Debt Ceiling

"The debt ceiling is the limitation on the total amount of the country can borrow. And it is my view is not that we should never raise the debt ceiling. You sometimes get politicians who say that, but frankly, they're not they're not being serious or credible when they say that because you've got it varies at time to time, but it's roughly 40 cents of every dollar we spend is borrowed. So unless you're prepared to slash federal spending, 40% overnight, you're going to continue to borrow some. And by the way, there is nobody zero members of the Congress who advocate slashing 40% of spending overnight. So if that is the case, then you do have to continue to borrow. My view has always been. We should not raise the debt ceiling. Without using it as leverage to pass real meaningful structural reform that limits spending and addresses the debt that fixes the underlying problem. It doesn't have to be a magic wand. You don't have to solve all of it, you know, we don't live in we don't have Harry Houdini, who can just magically make things go away, but we should use the tools we have to address the real problem. I think that's the responsible way to do it. That's the honest way to do it. In this instance, for several months the position of every Republican in the Senate was, we're not going to help with the debt ceiling. Because the Democrats can do it on their own. They have majorities in both houses. They can raise the debt sailing under budget reconciliation. So if they're going to bankrupt the country, they ought to take responsibility for it and vote for it on their own. Mitch McConnell was very vocal and clear in making that argument repeatedly and urging even some of the wobbly or members of our conference to hold that

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"houdini" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror

Whores Talk Horror

04:09 min | 3 months ago

"houdini" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror

"Yeah what they were like. You know maybe the fact that he was home schooled. He didn't have any other friends to talk to about this or connect with or teachers or counselors at school he. He didn't know where to go to get help. So yeah just very sad and hopefully things will change in our country for the better as far as getting help for people who really need it and racism in general. Yes agreed all right. Let's lighten the mood here. A little bit mini. You have a very interesting story for us. That i think our listeners would also find very interesting. Yeah yeah you know yeah. Let's lighten things up a bit. Let's let's talk about the mysterious death of harry. Houdini the famous musician he was a musician. He's the actually. That's the new conspiracy. Is that kurt. Cobain was actually harry. Houdini reincarnated interesting. The famous magician. harry. Houdini died on halloween. Nineteen twenty six leaving behind mystery and speculation that has fascinated people ever since in our episode about. The fox sisters the famous spiritualist sisters. We mentioned briefly. That harry. Houdini was not a fan of spiritualists and tried. To debunk them. Is it possible that spiritualists had something to do with his death.

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Filmmaker Elijah Stephans on His New Documentary 'Send Proof'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:22 min | 3 months ago

Filmmaker Elijah Stephans on His New Documentary 'Send Proof'

"I go. I hear about miracles. Some of them are baloney but most of them are true. They're people that i know and trust and they give you details but we live in a world where people act as though there's no such thing as a miracle or who i've never seen proof i've never That's sort of legitimate In any event. I've often said to friends of mine like ken fish or others. That you know you've got to document this because people they won't take your word for it. They people are very skeptical. Well there's good news. I don't know what it is but there's good news. No there is good news. I know what it is. I know what the good news is. And i know what these small g. Small and good news is today. There's a film out called send proof it's about the very thing i have been discussing with me. Filmmaker elijah stevens. That's you yes. Stevens now you come to us from reading california right. That's far away a long trip. That's where my friends of bill. And benny johnson live and he relation. No no relation or relation. You you made a film called cent proof about the very thing we're talking about so i wanna find out first of all. Tell my audience in thirty seconds. What what is this film. This is my journey to go. See if there's evidence for miracles especially healing miracles. What the doctor say what the philosophers say what the skeptics say. What mike shurmur say or james randi guy who call peter popoff with an ear piece. I try to all those. Those are super skeptics. Super scott who are pretending to be like harry houdini with the spiritualists and they ounces. They're trying to undo the now. Listen that's not a bad thing. Because i get annoyed would be putting it mildly. If there's any tomfoolery. And he phoniness whatever. Now i've not seen any but you know that there's some people out there but the to my mind. Almost all of the people who talk about this stuff are are are straight shooters because there are a tiny handful of frauds out there. Hollywood goes with the fraud narrative and you see all these films about fraudulent faith healing and stuff so it's a great thing that you decided to make a film like

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"houdini" Discussed on This is Today

This is Today

08:59 min | 10 months ago

"houdini" Discussed on This is Today

"Think. But it's it's not that Yeah so it's cheesecake day today and that is of course. The sliced beef steak with melted. Cheese you could even throw some cheese whiz on top. Some onions at served in a hoagie These originated pat's steaks in philly which is why become generally philly cheese steaks How ever philly does not have the world's record for the longest biggest cheese steak and that was set in arizona back in twenty eleven four hundred eighty feet. Now we're going to get to the disgusting part Well actually i let me tell you The world's record on eating. You know the whole competitive eating thing. joey chestnut holds that record with twenty three cheese steaks. Okay so i used to deejay events and host events and i actually hosted an event the first event before he won the nathan's hot dog eating contest. His first entry into that one of the precursors to that like the preliminary rounds. I was involved in that event and i sat just a few feet away from joey chestnut as he was dipping the bread in water the the hot dog bun in water and just consuming hotdog after hotdog after hotdog. And let me tell you After being at one of these competitive eating competitions and being that close to it like right next to the table. I didn't need a hot dog for about ten years the odor is just awful. So there you go. There's the growth story for today. I hope none of you are eating a dog rate now. All right one. Other event. That i've got to tell you about four today. It is world tuberculosis day today. So this is to raise awareness. The numbers are way up in fact. They're back up to two thousand eight numbers because of all the services used for covid. Nineteen attention has not been on this and we need to get that attention back because they are doing a lot of research and they hope to. Just knock this out If you can do anything maybe albert with the little donation you can go to. Tv facts dot org learn more about it and there is of course a link for donations. A when we get back. We're gonna talk about our events for today and we're gonna play a little trivia they. We've got some exciting news for the podcast. You can now use alexa to listen to our podcast. Oh shoot. I'm sorry if i just set off your device but you know what you can hear me on alexa every day. I did it again. I'm sorry but the bottom line is part of your flash briefing so go in our alexis gil called learn about today to your flash briefing and listen to our podcast. Every morning automatically device there. But i won't say the name and welcome back. We're gonna take a look at our events for today. we're going to start in eighteen. Seventy or magician. Harry dini who just you know i mean. Come on an awesome guy. I've talked about employees on this podcast because kind of fascinated by him he was born on this day in eighteen. Seventy four and you know because i'm so fascinated with him. Maybe instead of just giving you some facts about harry houdini. i should play a little trivia. And i can't do that by myself. So i'm going to bring on alexis mon veal. He hosts lay podcast on emerging leadership. Alexis you wanna play a little trivia. Of course that's that's my to embarrass so okay. Good okay well. Let's let's give it a shot here. We're going to learn a little. About harry houdini so he wasn't always a magician. He actually started his career in his teens but prior to that he did have another job. Do you have any idea what he did. Prior to becoming a magicians before being able to escape or situations right. I do read tempted to say i was a sif thought alone out who to unlock order. Yeah that would make a lot of sense. What he did prior made no sense at all he made neckties. Can you believe i guess you know. Getting tying one of those neckties sometimes can be a magic trick in itself so there you go all right now his wife. This was also his stage assistant. How long did they know each other before. They got married I would guess Let's say let's it was four. That was the first law of his life and the new from china. who have naughty. Well this they only knew each other three weeks before they got married and they were married until the day he died. That my friend there. It's a trick. Somebody stay married and in three three weeks man. All right and one more fauria final question. What day did harry. Houdini died nor so. Let's say to the bill from wednesday's it's no okay. Here's the eerie one halloween. Yeah he died on halloween. So all right well. I three under the bus with his whole Harry houdini random trivia thing. Obviously you don't talk about that on your podcast. Can you tell us a little. What you about on your podcast. We talk about leadership so we talk about. Did's to get more people to have more skills so it's getting guests on the podcast that will share their experiences in that will really help people to wisdom insides to dhec. Actions tori changed the way they organised issue. The teams always working so roy. The people all people are not managers are not anything. That's people in teams to learn from the experiences off book. Auto's all deals all the bills and so on productivity bills until that's awesome so you're learning from the probably the mistakes and the also wins the wins and losses. I guess from from your guest guest. That i prefer all the one that all that to shale them mistakes in a lot of them off in usually that's wailings all the the best off so yeah that's exactly. Yeah and i. I learned so much on this podcast. You see that makes no money mistakes. We're going to bring you back on monday. And we'll talk to you more little about mom and pop businesses as we celebrate a national day on monday. But right now. Let's take a look at some of our other events for today. In nineteen o five pioneering. French science fiction author. Jules verne died in france on this day in nineteen o five and nineteen fifty eight rock and roll teen. Oh yeah. Elvis presley was drafted into the us army. We've talked to plenty about on this show. Some interesting things happened while he was away in nineteen eighty. Abc's nightly iran hostage crisis program was renamed nightline. Believe it or not. I just watched the movie argo for the first time this last weekend. It's awesome. I had no idea all right. Let's take a look at some of our birthdays or two gay. God alison hannigan. Turning forty. seven lacey evans is thirty. One jessica chastain is forty four. Tommy hilfiger is seventy and of course as we mentioned earlier her houdini born on this day in eighteen seventy four died nine hundred twenty six louie anderson by the way sixty eight today that you look at march twenty four th. Thanks for listening to this is today. We estimate together all the correct information if we made a mistake and you heard it here sewers. Martin were super. Sorry be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcast and give us a five star if you think we deserve it. If you'd like to make sure that we cover something on a future episode. Let us know this is today on. Cast dot com to make suggestions. Give us back and see other podcasts. Hope you enjoyed learning about today. I'm russ and i'll talk to you tomorrow a..

"houdini" Discussed on This is Today

This is Today

08:21 min | 10 months ago

"houdini" Discussed on This is Today

"March. Twenty fourth twenty twenty. One i'm russ and here's what you need to know about today. Yeah you know you're not gonna exactly here many people that are doing a podcast say I'm going to tell you about something really gross in the promo for the show but yes. I'm i'm going to do that And i'm going to start out by telling you that it's national cheese steak day. Yeah no. I'll i'll get there to the to the gross smell and it's not. Maybe i don't know i don't know what you think. But it's it's not that Yeah so it's cheesecake day today and that is of course. The sliced beef steak with melted. Cheese you could even throw some cheese whiz on top. Some onions at served in a hoagie These originated pat's steaks in philly which is why become generally philly cheese steaks How ever philly does not have the world's record for the longest biggest cheese steak and that was set in arizona back in twenty eleven four hundred eighty feet. Now we're going to get to the disgusting part Well actually i let me tell you The world's record on eating. You know the whole competitive eating thing. joey chestnut holds that record with twenty three cheese steaks. Okay so i used to deejay events and host events and i actually hosted an event the first event before he won the nathan's hot dog eating contest. His first entry into that one of the precursors to that like the preliminary rounds. I was involved in that event and i sat just a few feet away from joey chestnut as he was dipping the bread in water the the hot dog bun in water and just consuming hotdog after hotdog after hotdog. And let me tell you After being at one of these competitive eating competitions and being that close to it like right next to the table. I didn't need a hot dog for about ten years the odor is just awful. So there you go. There's the growth story for today. I hope none of you are eating a dog rate now. All right one. Other event. That i've got to tell you about four today. It is world tuberculosis day today. So this is to raise awareness. The numbers are way up in fact. They're back up to two thousand eight numbers because of all the services used for covid. Nineteen attention has not been on this and we need to get that attention back because they are doing a lot of research and they hope to. Just knock this out If you can do anything maybe albert with the little donation you can go to. Tv facts dot org learn more about it and there is of course a link for donations. A when we get back. We're gonna talk about our events for today and we're gonna play a little trivia they. We've got some exciting news for the podcast. You can now use alexa to listen to our podcast. Oh shoot. I'm sorry if i just set off your device but you know what you can hear me on alexa every day. I did it again. I'm sorry but the bottom line is part of your flash briefing so go in our alexis gil called learn about today to your flash briefing and listen to our podcast. Every morning automatically device there. But i won't say the name and welcome back. We're gonna take a look at our events for today. we're going to start in eighteen. Seventy or magician. Harry dini who just you know i mean. Come on an awesome guy. I've talked about employees on this podcast because kind of fascinated by him he was born on this day in eighteen. Seventy four and you know because i'm so fascinated with him. Maybe instead of just giving you some facts about harry houdini. i should play a little trivia. And i can't do that by myself. So i'm going to bring on alexis mon veal. He hosts lay podcast on emerging leadership. Alexis you wanna play a little trivia. Of course that's that's my to embarrass so okay. Good okay well. Let's let's give it a shot here. We're going to learn a little. About harry houdini so he wasn't always a magician. He actually started his career in his teens but prior to that he did have another job. Do you have any idea what he did. Prior to becoming a magicians before being able to escape or situations right. I do read tempted to say i was a sif thought alone out who to unlock order. Yeah that would make a lot of sense. What he did prior made no sense at all he made neckties. Can you believe i guess you know. Getting tying one of those neckties sometimes can be a magic trick in itself so there you go all right now his wife. This was also his stage assistant. How long did they know each other before. They got married I would guess Let's say let's it was four. That was the first law of his life and the new from china. who have naughty. Well this they only knew each other three weeks before they got married and they were married until the day he died. That my friend there. It's a trick. Somebody stay married and in three three weeks man. All right and one more fauria final question. What day did harry. Houdini died nor so. Let's say to the bill from wednesday's it's no okay. Here's the eerie one halloween. Yeah he died on halloween. So all right well. I three under the bus with his whole Harry houdini random trivia thing. Obviously you don't talk about that on your podcast. Can you tell us a little. What you about on your podcast. We talk about leadership so we talk about. Did's to get more people to have more skills so it's getting guests on the podcast that will share their experiences in that will really help people to wisdom insides to dhec. Actions tori changed the way they organised issue. The teams always working so roy. The people all people are not managers are not anything. That's people in teams to learn from the experiences off book. Auto's all deals all the bills and so on productivity bills until that's awesome so you're learning from the probably the mistakes and the also wins the wins and losses. I guess from from your guest guest. That i prefer all the one that all that to shale them mistakes in a lot of them off in usually that's wailings all the the best off so yeah that's exactly. Yeah and i. I learned so much on this podcast. You see that makes no money mistakes. We're going to bring you back on monday. And we'll talk to you more little about mom and pop businesses as we celebrate a national day on monday. But right now. Let's take a look at some of our other events for today. In nineteen o five pioneering. French science fiction author. Jules verne died in france on this day in nineteen o five and nineteen fifty eight rock and roll teen. Oh yeah. Elvis presley was drafted into the us army. We've talked to plenty about on this show. Some interesting things happened while he was away in nineteen eighty. Abc's nightly iran hostage crisis program was.

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The Mystery Of Hudini

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

06:02 min | 1 year ago

The Mystery Of Hudini

"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries from around the world strange and unexplained people places and events often forgotten by history or loss in the midst of time. I'm kit chrome today. Harry houdini to understand houdini magic. It's important to understand the man born eric. Weiss march twenty four th eighteen. Seventy four in budapest hungary. He moved with his family when he was four years. Old to new york. And eventually migrated appleton wisconsin in his youth. He was a natural athlete and had a fascination with magic and adopted the name. Houdini by adding an eye to the last name of his idol. French magician robert who din although there was a gimmick or special effect too many of his escapes. there were those at pressed him physically to the max one story a story mind. You is that of an underwater handcuff escape. Depending on who you talked to. He was in a box. A straightjacket or manacled hand and foot anyway. The story goes that he was in chicago in winter and had a hole cut in the frozen river that he stepped through not taking into factor that the river flowed under the ice easily escaped his manacles but was swept downriver. Above the shivering crowd eventually dispersed fearing that they had witnessed the drowning of the great magician under the ice. He moved from trapped air bubble bubble eventually finding his way out. There are dozens of versions of his story but whatever the case demonstrates his power of concentration. Above all harry. Houdini was a showman dangling from cranes. Skyscrapers upside down in a straitjacket. He would attrac- upwards of fifty thousand. Onlookers necks craned as they watched the dramatic escape. This would guarantee a pack theater that evening but he was always searching for a new effect. He's responsible for bringing the obscure thread the needle from india to the american stage. This is where he would placed dozens of needles in his mouth along with thread. Poss- drink a glass of water then amazingly extract needles threaded with enough threat to cross the stage later. He performed the same illusion with razor blades. Houdini was much more than a magician however he was a man with an insatiable curiosity and was fascinated with movies made several including one where he was to rescue the ever suffering female from iraq on the brink of niagara falls. She was harnessed to a safety line. Houdini would have none of the safety features offered and was nearly swept over the falls. He got out of the movie business because it didn't make money. He was also fascinated with airplanes and in nineteen ten. Was the first man to fly a plane in australia. Sailing for over three and a half miles. Houdini died at one twenty six. Pm tober thirty first. Nineteen twenty six. He was fifty two years old. He was a man who was driven. You might say by the slogan. The show must go on but also by his own physicality take a look at the old newspaper photos of him in various stages of escape remember. This is long before photoshop notice a developed biceps quadriceps and shoulders however by late forties he suffered from appendicitis attacks and on several occasions had to be helped off stage by age fifty despite more sophisticated special effects his performances required longer periods of recuperation is said that he was backstage reclining from a broken ankle from a previous show won a university student questioned. The magicians boasts of the stomach of oak remember. Houdini was fifty to the student. Delivered a series of blows stopped when. Houdini claimed he was not able to stand to prepare for the strikes. No one knows. If this cost the appendix to rupture hours of the event. Houdini went on to perform with a temperature of a hundred and four. Eventually he entered the hospital where he felt. Recovery was eminent but at the end he was heard to say. I'm tired of fighting. Harry had two loves in his. Life is wife bests and sell you steiner weiss. His mother when she died in nineteen thirteen. He visited select mediums in an attempt to make contact with her from the spirit. World appalled the frauds who claim to be able to make contact. He went on the warpath exposing psychics. Fortune tellers mediums and in the process and raging. The industry is most outspoken. Opponent was the blonde. Which of lime street strange seems her. Spirit guide walter in one thousand nine hundred thousand five said that. Houdini would be dead within a year but houdini had devised a code. That only best would know that if indeed there wasn't afterlife he would contact her using net code. The stories surround this aspect of his life and the code between he and his wife would take ten podcast to explain it to say that he did not connect with best using the code. Each halloween for at least four years after his death she would lie to candle. Hold a seance. She continued the sales which involved a candle said to have burned for ten years. It was a nineteen thirty six ten years after houdini. He's passing that. She handed off the candle. And say on tradition to walter. B gibson friend confidante ghostwriter for. Houdini gibson was also the original author of the shadow mysteries writing under the name maxwell grant late in his life. He passe on tradition to magician. Dorothy dietrich who now burns the candle. Every halloween while conducting a seance seems. Houdini is yet to

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John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of trailblazing '80s hip-hop group Whodini dead at 56

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of trailblazing '80s hip-hop group Whodini dead at 56

"Also the death of a pain airing rapper Don't After John Fletcher, better known as Ecstasy from the early rap group, Houdini's died Questlove rights on social media that Fletcher was a pivotal member. One of the most legendary groups in hip hop Public Enemy's Chuck D. Says Fletcher was one of the greatest ever rock a microphone who did. He scored one platinum into gold albums in the eighties, the family Hasn't revealed the cause of death. John Ecstasy, Fletcher was

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John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of trailblazing '80s hip-hop group Whodini dead at 56

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of trailblazing '80s hip-hop group Whodini dead at 56

"I'm musician new. Helped bring rap into the mainstream has died at the age of fifty. Six john fletcher was better known by the name ecstasy in the group. He co founded houdini. His death was confirmed by another band member on social media yesterday. Npr's net it will be has more. John fletcher started houdini with a friend when he was just a teenager in brooklyn soon after they got signed in one thousand nine hundred to houdini scored gold and platinum records. They had hits with freaks about nine and friends. One of the most simple tongs hip hop fletcher was known for his dashing zorro like fedora and he helped create part of the soundtrack of an era in a post online. The musician quest love called john fletcher quote a pivotal member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop net libby. Npr news about

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Sordid details of Johnny Depp's private life made public

Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning

03:27 min | 1 year ago

Sordid details of Johnny Depp's private life made public

"I'm fascinated by this because I do think at one point. He was a very, very good actor Johnny Depp. And now his entire life has just fallen apart. What has happened to this man? Is it Is it booze and drugs? Well, it's losing throat. It's also though, in the view of Hollywood, and this time the Hollywood reporter, which is kind of the you know, the newspaper that covers the doings out there has a devastating story in this week, which basically says that he has become radioactive. You might recall it. Obviously back in the summer time. There was this lawsuit where he was suing a newspaper in the UK for saying that he was a wife beater. And in this trial, it was revealed just dozens of emails and horrible behavior that frankly backed up, but the you know what his ex wife and with the newspaper said, and the judge agreed not only to the judge agree that the newspaper that could script called him a wife beater. But they essentially prohibited to him from appealing this case. Meanwhile, he assuming his ex wife, Amber, heard in a court in Virginia that suits about to begin in January. A lot of the same stuff. That was found to be un supportable in the UK trial, so he's seen in Hollywood is just being insanely vengeful. Not to mention a drunk, a drug use or incredibly profligate spending millions upon millions of dollars and in this world now With me to, um, the idea of any Hollywood studio hiring a man who's been labeled a wife beater seems completely implausible. He had a small movie that was supposed to come out last month. At a film festival in Poland. He didn't turn up. The movie was withdrawn. He has a project that he was gonna be doing. Jerry Bruckheimer, huge Hollywood producer on the life of Harry Houdini. He apparently has been dropped from that. And this is a guy who you know has a lot of things and needs a lot of money. As you know his spending his ethics so without these kinds of did paydays God knows what's going to happen to stand still love him, probably. But the fact of the matter is Hollywood will not hire him. So their love is going to have to go back into the catalog and look at old movies. But I don't think anybody's gonna hire him for anything. New. So literally, Larry, Let me ask you when you were the editor of People magazine Back in the day when Johnny Depp was riding high, Did you Did your reporters pick up stuff about bad behavior? Craziness? Did you have any concerns about where that career was headed back when you have good things about him? Let me split that question into Yes. To the first part of the question. No to the second. Yes, we heard about the bad behavior. Look, he didn't make a secret of it right? He was in a rock band. He dressed like Keith Richards. He kind of he played Hunter Thompson. You know, he epically did a lot of drug this was all known about it. It was part of his charm in some degree crazy enough as it may seem, like all things in moderation that makes him charming. And look, we made him the sexy man. I think twice While I was the editor of the magazine, he was someone who then and arguably still might have a lot of appeal. But at a certain point, you know, when you're pushing 60 and you start and you continue to act like this, it's not charming and again when you look at what was accounted in that trial in the UK not only just the text messages using filthy text messages about his wife, written tip Hollywood agents and other colleagues. But the kind of litany of behavior throwing glasses, the bleeding the fights the cutting the screaming, You know, I counted to buy a lot of people, including people who worked for him. Quite frankly, it's impossible to deny. That this guy's personal life is a mess. Now. We don't watch him in movies, you know, thinking about his personal life, but in this world that we live in now it's increasingly difficult to separate that behavior from what appears on strings. Turning our

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James Randi, Magician and Paranormal Debunker, Dies at 92

Radio From Hell

02:36 min | 1 year ago

James Randi, Magician and Paranormal Debunker, Dies at 92

"Oh, he was one of a kind. He will be missed. And He was truly amazing person. Yes, the amazing Randi. James Randi, the magician who escaped from jail cells. Underwater coffins straitjackets before becoming a scientific skeptic bent on debunking those who peddle the paranormal and supernatural. He was 92 years old. Age related causes is what they say His death was in a Twitter post pendulum of Penn and Teller called Randy quote our inspiration, our mentor and your friend. He appeared on on occasion on the Showtime documentary, Siri's Penn and Teller. B s in 56 Amazing. Randi appeared live on the Today show 1956. Surviving for 100 for minutes in a sealed metal coffin submerged in a swimming pool. Two better, a record that was held by Harry Houdini. Two decades later, he escape from a straitjacket while suspended upside down over Niagara Falls. On these escapes that he did. We're dangerous. They were very dangerous, but he managed them. He was a Toronto native. He grew up loving magic. He had great stories about going to see. Blackstone. Blackstone was a very famous magician at the time and what a great magician he was. But then Randy sort of became a well known atheist. And if you want to see a really touching sweet movie that's fascinating. What's it called Anonymous wires on honest liar. One a slider? Yeah, it's all about him in its life. Well, Yeah, he started out as a magician. But then he formed James Randi Educational Foundation, and it's about Debunking. Shysters people who use magic essentially on and mental ism to take advantage of people. He particularly hated Uri Geller, the spoon Bender from Israel. He hated Yuri Geller and James Randi said anybody convention spoon. I can show anybody how to do it. He doesn't do it with the power of his mind. It's a trick. It is a trick. And Randy was just incensed about it. He hated Yuri Geller so much, he said. When I die, and I'm cremated, I want somebody to throw my ashes in Yuri Geller. Well, you've said that about your

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"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

Ghostly

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"I don't think he just performed in the show, but still he would have he would have said something. Well, this was true. I will say though. He says that they didn't it's not like they turned off the lights. So the lights were still on them. He went to the stage and it was cooled and six inches seems like a lot for like a ten minute period of time and there wasn't like any other part of the table had this happened to it. I don't think it seems seems a little bit of something. It's not a lot though, but it's a little bit of something. It's Plexiglas that it's very possible for Plexiglass to bend that way and began. That's not even my biggest evidence. My biggest evidence is Penn. Okay and would have said something. All right. So what are you giving then when you're listening to this show, please fowlis and we've both met you before you on the show. Yeah, we both we both have met pain both when he was at his heavier time. Yeah. Well, yeah. So anyways, but yeah, let us know pain. We we would gladly have you on the show and but he would not take it as easy as I do on your job. Okay, thank you would be worse than Nick Moraga. Wow. Yeah. All right. So what's your rating on this 100? All right. I'm giving this one a 6 as well, I got a little bit more. All right, what's your overall rating Rebecca? So my overall rating is going to be a 6. Your overall rating is going to be a 6 so like a little bit of belief not a lot of belief. Okay. My overall rating is going to be a a 100 overall one interesting. Yeah Houdini would hate me for that. He would yeah. Yeah, so that brings us to change the closing arguments. This is our last chance to convince you to vote our way. We are each given one minute of uninterrupted time. We will time each other on our cell phones to keep each other honest with Rebecca rivers. Are you ready? Yes. All right go. All right. So I went into this to be honest not thinking that I would have a lot of belief because there's just never been a lot discuss, you know, I mean you hear about Houdini you hear about it being a skeptic and a escape artist and that there were these Sciences, but I never heard back. Anything that actually happened at any of these dances, but when I do the research, you know, there have been a few things that have happened, you know, there's you know, there there are these stories with the thunderstorm and the Ford message. I have to say that really creeped me out reading about it and like there's enough that makes it a little bit skeptical but there's also kind of so many things that I have to just Edge it over a little bit too that believer side in.

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Ghostly

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"That had they hadn't used in a while, but they so they had been published in a book about Houdini and and whatever else but I don't believe they're rosabel was part of that Ford died in nineteen seventy-four always maintaining that he had received to the message and it was from Houdini dead. Okay. Well like Jacob said in the interview though is that best is lover and partner at the time. I believe this is what Jacob said I could be wrong gave forward the message and that's the reason why he was able to and it wasn't like he was trying to get these bass. It was it was accidental. Hm. So that's that's the explanation that I have that he was given this information from somebody else. I have owned not I hadn't read that but that's yeah that is what he said, you know to me though. It seems very suspicious that I mean best felt very strongly about it. I feel like she was dead dissuaded and it not necessarily that it was proven to her, but that she just was kind of persuaded not to believe it. However, I did read that even though this was a meaningful message to her that long. That is not the secret word that they had decided on and also let me let me say this to Bess was not as big of a skeptic as as Houdini was Houdini was the big the big skeptic and he wouldn't have been had his mother not died and had he not have gotten screwed over in that one reading that he had if the person had just said, I'm not picking up anything there would not be a skeptic Houdini then that's when it really hit him. Hm. Yeah, that's true. People were getting screwed over for for their beliefs and that that infuriated him. Yeah. I mean Ford was interesting. He he like he actually won a few debates or a debate anyways against the skeptic, but then he was also kicked out of the spiritualist group for a while, but then they had to let him back in so he had a very dramatic life I think so..

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Ghostly

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"I'll give it a one-off. Okay? Because as I said, he was getting constant death threats people and they were predicting his death for a long time. Yeah. It wasn't just in that last year. They were predicting his death a long time before that and also the stuff that he did was very risky. Yes, and he was in fact is fifties. It was fifty-two when he died. Yeah. So I mean, it's not like it was it was going to happen at some point like I mean, yeah we all but I'm just saying like it like home. It wasn't like he was in his twenties and like doing safe magic. Yeah, you know, I mean, there's no I mean his stuff was really brutal and really physically taxing and he was in astonishing shape. So, you know how he died was that he was getting ready for a show dog? And he was he he had so I mentioned this in Jacob's interview, but I didn't get into details about it. He had broke his ankle ten days before his death and he was getting ready to do a show. So typically he would be up and moving around and loosening up but because of the foot or because the ankle he was he was laying down and a I believe the person that actually did it was like a college kid wage. Which some there is a big conspiracy theory that says that the spiritualist movement hired him to do this. I don't know how true that is. But anyway, so there were a few people that entered the dressing room and he said to him, you know, I hear that you can take a punch to your stomach and Houdini said, yep, and what he would do to do this is tighten up all the muscles in his stomach so that it would it would the blow would actually cover more of his body than than just that one spot, but he didn't have a chance to do this. He was also laying down in the guy hit him several times in the stomach and supposed buried that that started the rupture of his of his appendix. So those others have said that it was George. Already happening. And that might have yeah, like her again antagonized it. But yeah, there's a lot of different things that could have happened but All of his stuff was so physically demanding that him hurting his or him breaking his ankle. Like he did actually messed up some of his son loves his tricks that he did too. Yeah, so they said that he was not he was not himself after that. Yeah..

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Ghostly

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"Without saying anything done her car drove off and when the two men again approached the Western exit of the park, he glanced over and saw that Houdini's shoulders started to shake he was crying his friend asked him. What was wrong and who do you need gave a rather cryptic answer. I've seen my house where the last time Joe. I'll never see my house again. And as far as I know. Agar later wrote he never did cuz he went on to her. Wow. Okay. So what do you think? Did he predict his own death? All right, so I have I have a couple things. Okay. My first thing is probably more like life. All these people were predicting his death. You think that might get to somebody after a little while. And I think that that's what happened. I think enough people told him he was going to die that you know, he got spooked he got scared even though he's a skeptic change skeptic still get scared. I get scared sometimes okay, but then I always rely upon you know, my analytical brain to be able to figure out what's going on or even if I can't figure it out. I don't jump to the conclusion that this is Paranormal I might for a second, you know, but then after that it's like no, I'm sure that there's some other reason for it if I can see if I can't explain it saying that it's absolutely one hundred percent paranormal then I'm going to assume it's not so that's why I'm always you know, when I'm giving my ratings, it's always solo. Gotcha. Another theory that I have is that doneger is a liar that was dead. Faced liar. Now that actually did occur to me. I was like, I wonder you know, this is one guy telling this story. Yeah, you always hear stuff like that. When a famous person dies. Yeah wage, you know that somebody knew that they were going to die. Yeah. I mean, I think it could have happened sure it could have does that mean it's paranormal? I don't know. It's it's very odd. I will say going to your first thing though cuz I think that is a Grilli big question when people keep predicting your death. They were pretty close. There was one medium that he kind of had a birthday Nano to do with kind of throughout his life there at the end and who was within a month of predicting his death..

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Ghostly

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"Right, we're back man. That interview is good job. I really Jacob. He's such a great guy antiquing. He's been antiquing. I don't antique. I'm sorry. It's just now I I'm very excited for him. And for those lucky enough to get to go to his Houdini Seance. I have this month. Oh my gosh. Yeah. I think he's doing like two or three in the one-day. Yeah. I think I know of two seatings anyways, and I think they're both sold out. Yeah, he's going to be tired after that. He imagined, you know killing all that energy. It's going to be a lot. The one thing I didn't say is when when we went to his show now, it wasn't like sold out, but there was a lot of people there. Yes, it was pretty full and he made it a point to involve every single person in some way or another. Yeah, and and you know, not that you had to go up front if you didn't want to but in some way you were a part of the show. Absolutely. I really I don't know how he did that. I don't know how he fit that all in there. That was just amazing. He's an amazing guy definitely go to his Instagram follow him like the ghostly podcast post and then comment your favorite part of the job interview so that you're in there to win that when the either to go to one of his shows or to have a private Zoom. I believe he said that he would do a reading. Yeah. No, it's really into he was talking about how he does those how he's figure it out and and mihaly actually did that too. So there's there's a way that they can do it. So yeah. Yeah dead. Absolutely. All right, so I'm ready for the debate. Are you ready for a little mini debate? Cuz this isn't about sansa's. This is about Houdini Sands. Got it. Yes. Okay. So let's let's do this small part of the overall Seance debates debates. Yes. Okay. So actually my first piece of evidence is kind of leading up to this whole thing with Houdini. There were a lot of mediums who predicted Houdini's death before he died like about a year before there were a lot of different people that said he was going to die including Sir Arthur Conan Conan Doyle claimed that he and his Circle received a message a few months before his death that Houdini. It's Jim doomed doomed but I think the most compelling evidence of this that I found was that Houdini himself seemed to predict his own death. And I think this gives some evidence about then that he might be able to come back then after death. Okay, so there was a magician Joseph doneger who was a friend of his life and this is from American haunting zinc, which is an amazing article really long article about Houdini, but it said, he said that one morning in October nineteen twenty-six. So, right yeah before Houdini called him in New York and asked him to come with his car to his house and because he was in a hurry and had to move some things when the car was loaded. He asked on a car to drive through the park deniger said as they got to the exit on Central Park West around 72nd Street Houdini grabbed him by the arm and urged him to go back to his house to Houdini's house puzzle deniger asked him if he'd forgotten something. He said don't ask questions Joe just go back so deniger drove back to the house. When they arrive to Jeannie climbed out of the car and stood looking at the house in the rain. He stayed that way water dripping down his face and soaking his clothes for a few minutes and then he got back into the car.

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Ghostly

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"But but that idea of you know, the, you know, if you to do it other days or other times times then just starts to seem like well, I'm just doing it to do it, you know as opposed to because I actually want to see what happens, you know, it can feel a little over commercialized and in fact our home so, you know at the time of this recording we are currently in a covid-19 world and Mondays we have is you know, any of that we have to cancel due to health and safety reasons, which of course is always our no one priority. We want people to feel safe wage. Insecure because one we want them to be safe because we're not evil people. But also if you don't feel safe, you're not going to have an enjoyable experience sure. Absolutely and our makeup day kind of our Reign dates chew. Well is Houdini's birthday Mark sure, which we thought also felt very special and very, you know, just write it felt weird to be like, oh, you know a Friday and may yeah just random random Friday. No Friday afternoon. We're all going to yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely with the Seance. I I mean it would have to happen in the evening definitely and and it has to be something that feels special to that to that person. I mean and how long for Houdini that's the that's the most special day you can you can pick absolutely what do you think is the spookiest part of a Sansum? Sorry. It's just the one question that I had on my list that I am. To ask like the it's the night the time but like what's that the moment that's the spookiest the dark very spooky and in our show me go to pitch Blackness and really it should be very like candid without one reason we didn't do that is we couldn't find a way to do that in a way where we were a hundred percent. Sure. The audience is safety during the experience sure. Insurance. So we said no and that's that traditionally a lot of science is what ought to be done in Pitch Blackness candle light or red light and I don't know how much digging you guys or your audience have done in two red lights sciences that could be an entire episode. It's very unique some of the beliefs behind a red light and also some of the science behind red light is very stunning. It is something I'd experimented with early in the home development of the show and the results were very intense in a way that was completely unexpected to me, but I think the darkness is very dead. Cordant, I think the prop if you know to be very kind of theatrical and specific. I think Spirit boards people find that there's a lot of emotions behind it when I was It's getting the show read I was like are we going to we're going to use a spirit board and I read There are two great books. And if your listeners are interested, we can pop them in the show to show notes, but I want to double-check them, but they're two books on Spirit boards and leaderboards that I'd really explored and the folklore behind it and how it's kind of changed over time and how different people have reacted with how different religious figures have reacted to it both negatively and also in a very blase way of with something. I was not expecting. Yeah, you see a huge change in the seventies with horror movies where region like scary killer songs about Ouija boards 1910 where you really start to get a sense of how common it was and how kind of.

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Ghostly

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"If you haven't seen them make a meal in a dishwasher on Johnny Carson you haven't lived right? Yeah, but you know, I think part of, New Jersey. On Halloween, of course. We associate Halloween with a day where the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest he had this intense interest in spiritualism. They had prepared for you know attempts at communication after the passing of one of them, but I think magic organizations picked up on it. It makes a great tv specials and every like decade or so, you'll see a major, you know, the the network would do like a Houdini say on special cuz it's nice Halloween time programming. There's also a Houdini Seance room at the Magic Castle where you get a multi-course like gourmet meal and then comes in and it's a Victorian Room. There's items from Houdini's life that he touched and handled and is like almost a psychometric component and I think just that interest has really kind of propelled forward into something that's become a really rich tradition and I don't know it just been very special a very unique event. Absolutely. Absolutely. I've watched some of them. Most of them, you know, I just like like you said that there was three hundred people invited to me. It's like if you want to make an intimate contact with somebody, you know, that's supposed. You know, that's dad that not supposed but his dad would you want to invite 300 people to that kind of thing and make it this like elaborate celebration? I don't know. It's interesting after some of the original seances in the decade after his death different spiritualists would comment on it and there's some pretty scathing articles written about being like this is a complete publicity. No one would ever contact like there's no medium who would set up these circumstances in which the contact visual I think for me art show, so we're doing two seatings on Halloween and it's 13 guests and number for a sales traditionally is either 12:00 and the media makes 13 or 13 guests in addition to the medium..

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"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

Ghostly

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"Over the years. So that's really interesting and I and just like, of course, you know, Hamilton just came out that I feel like I'm home. To see it but like the idea that like his wife really worked so hard after his death to like keep his papers and like do everything to to keep him in the Consciousness month. That was right. That's what I do is I just try to make connections between things I learned and like that that's where I am. Is that that idea of like if you especially if you if you how old was Houdini when he passed like that, you know, he took 50, you know what I'd have to do the math really quick. It's not a mathematician younger. I mean not like I mean not that long as you know twenty but like there is one of those things where it definitely helps to have people continuing to push his his memory completely and I think in the research there were Choice figures. I found really interesting, you know, I known about Houdini, you know, most of my life, but I found his wife to be so interesting especially after his death her continue to reinvent herself. How she continued to publicize him on how that would really become a tradition with like huge American Media icons. You know, that's still see today. I also found her relationship with God and Saints very interesting because not only was he her romantic partner later in life, but also a business partner very similar to what she had with Terry another name that had come up was Arthur Arthur Ford. This is so odd. So the in nineteen twenty and I just want to double-check the date 1929. I don't want any emails from the Houdini historians listening. Oh that email fairly. Well 29 Arthur Ford allegedly had to like cracked the Houdini code in a seance and then years later. It was just kidding that never happened. And that was something we're researching at the various reports of if that code had been published if it had not been published how he had discovered. It was best an accomplice in that and something she had done for publicity, but she agreed wage. Widow had been taken advantage of that was another part where I feel like when you hear the condensed history, it's like he died in twenty six and Ten Years Later was the last one, you know in Hollywood thought the Knickerbocker Hotel and that was a very interesting event in itself. But that weird nuanced kind of Muddy historical one is usually just kind of swept out and digging into stuff like that and the people the elements of how it could have happened and different, you know, a primary source accounts from people who are there who knew them personally was very interesting and a lot of fun. Yeah. Are there any particularly Famous Dave Curren has over the years of the Houdini science that.

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"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

Ghostly

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"I'm like if we're going to attempt to contact the spirit of Houdini, we should probably know who who do you need once you know, otherwise, what are we doing? So he was born in 1874 in Budapest Hungary and as a young child, they immigrated to Appleton Wisconsin, which was interesting lives. Sorry, six or more exciting. Yes. I can there's a museum to do right there is a museum, which I have never visited in the like twenty years that he's lived there. But anyways, keep going. No, it's it's a pretty cool Museum. So I check it out. What's interesting with Houdini is his whole life. He claimed Appleton Wisconsin as his birthplace and his home town and one of the things that made the research so interesting was that Houdini embellished and adjusted elements of his life story his entire life and on top of that you look at there's so many news reporters. I'd read accounts of you know, spiritual spiritual investigations and two different reporters would have completely different reports. So, you know, there are dates that would have match up. I remember we talked about encyclopedias before we went on the air. This is so random thoughts. I remember the kid going to the Encyclopedia Britannica getting out, you know age finding Houdini and it listed to birthdates. Yes. So one was incorrect or perhaps both Hurt but that was very interesting kind of untangling all that. He moved to New York, you know who was born Eric Weiss and he got his stage name Harry Houdini in New York as a kid. He was working at a Thai cutting Factory and he was reading a book by this very famous French magician robot who Dan and excuse my French of you know, I'm a professional mind off a professional French speaker on advance in a man. It's not a mildly fancy. So he's reading this book and he says to his boss know this guy named Robert who didn't wrote this book and his friend said, you know in French if you had an eye to the end of a word it means like now that's not true and it's not anything else who then but Harry Houdini was born a lot of his friends instead of Eric. They call them area or Harry and that kind of was the beginning of that part of his life. He became most wage. Must for doing escapes during his life. He was of course always a magician. But if we look at why the public really adored him and why he was so interesting to people, you know, he would escape from crates straitjackets handcuffs jackals chains milk cans a tortoiseshell occasion. Oh gross did not much into an airplane Escape as well. He did this is dead. So interesting and they bring up airplanes. So he was the first person to fly an airplane and Australia because he just really wanted to do was really a publicity minded individual and he owned a movie studio at one point and he would start on these films and they're in public domain now. So if you go on YouTube or different like archival resources on the internet you can watch and I'm acting ability is Questionable, you know definitely, you know, a premier escape artist magician after maybe not so much but he in one of his films he does this daring like playing escape and he does hold a cinematic history first. I actually just discovered this in the last few months. He's the first person to ever fight a robot on.

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Ghostly

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"He came out to our show and if you listen to that episode, you could even hear him ask us a question on there. Yep. That's how we met him with him asking a question. Well, actually we met him at the pitch. Oh, that's right. We did so, you know, when you do one of those things a lot of the people that come to see you are people that actually found other shows going on. So you want to pitch your idea to these people then so we you know, we met him that day and we talked and he said he was going to come out to the show. I didn't believe he was going to offer to come out to the show, but he did so I'm gonna say that this is his second time on ghostly make a note for any future trivia, by the way. He is also an amazing musician which you could hear at one of his shows. He literally plays the songs that you are thinking on the piano and he sings him yet. He dead. The Mentalist and it's pretty amazing is like freaky. It's freaky how accurate you know, you have to keep reminding yourself that you know, either some way he's doing it but it's it's a lot of science a lot of everything. He's just an amazing person though. So this episode is going to be a little bit different than last week's episode as we actually had our ghost story last time. We didn't have a ghost story and we are going to do a little debating in this episode. Oh, yeah, there's no need for a History Section as Jacob covers everything that I'd want to say in relation to Houdini's sansa's. There's a lot more to Houdini though than what we bought bring up in this episode. This episode could be hours long. If we were to cover every detail of Houdini's life. There's a lot more suspect. Did Paranormal Activity 2 or Becca's brought up about Houdini beyond the seances, but for this episode we're going to stick to events that have something to do with wage the seances to a degree during the interview though. I do want to say it was recorded on Zoom. So the audio quality is not you know, are are standard but we did it for social distancing purposes. And you may hear it. Skip a little bit a couple of times. I think if it's because my internet connection was not that strong so please pardon the audio but I still think you get the point of what Jacob was saying. Yeah, and they really only happened a few times towards the end but most of the time it's going to be yeah, that's not bad. And as I said, I still think you get the message though, absolutely and it was exciting and don't worry. I'm going to have a lot of sources job. Listed in the show notes, if you're someone that wants to do a deeper dive on Houdini. Yeah, you know, they'll be plenty of resources. Maybe we could do another episode someday might so at that point. We're going to take a break when we come back. You're going to hear the interview again, like last week. This is a longer interview. So we're probably going to take one more break then and come back for the debate..

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Ghostly

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"To a page where Houdini asks do the Dead return. Wow, so how much did this is Rebecca fish at fiction. So this the exact setting is Rebecca, but the story of what happened with the Sands is based on one done in the seventies in Niagara Falls. Oh, wow. Okay. I like Niagara Falls. Yeah, very nice area that that did happen where the flower pot and the book that was a book about Houdini fell and it felt my page. So they say so they say so we are on our second episode of each month. Usually that would mean that we're done for the month. Right? Right, but we still have two more episodes coming out this month every Wednesday. This episode is one. I've been really excited for as long as we've been planning the whole science concept. The reason why is we are talking about Houdini? He is one of the biggest Skeptics of all time. Wow. So like your Mentor, yeah, pretty much. I mean, I don't know if there would be a skeptic Pat if there wasn't a skeptic Houdini. Wow, but like me, he still had an interest in the occult. I would argue though that his interest came because he felt like people were being ripped off by psychics and mediums and in general people of the spiritualist movement. They just at that point there was a lot of money to be made in in the spiritualist movement Houdini was more famous than anyone else in his day world-renowned. I mean, like people knew him everywhere he went and when he would go into a new town the people would actually call off work to go see him wage. Was unusual for this day. Nobody ever called off work then. So we actually have a great interview that we did with this with the amazing Jacob Mayfield and this episode so he has spent the last year studying Houdini, but he's been a fan of his his entire life. There's nobody better to ask about Houdini than Jacob Mayfield. Oh, yeah. I knew right away when we were going to do this episode that he was the one we needed to go to. Oh, yeah, definitely. Definitely we are extremely honored to have him Rebecca and I first met him at the Elgin Fringe Fest off last year..

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Ghostly

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"Little bit of Ron Swanson. Okay, Stan, you know, yeah, but the with the sorry, I'm just stuck on this whole understand it is really interesting cuz I do the same thing like I listen to a lot of Life cast and there's definitely people my podcasts that then when you actually look them up, you're like, oh that's not what I was picturing know. I know and we actually had somebody that did that to us early on and I I never heard from them again. I don't think that they listen anymore. Oh, well, I'm scared him away if we disappoint. I don't know maybe never look up what we actually look like. All right. Well, if you want to send us an email, you can mail us a story or just a letter anything to say hi to PO Box 264, Geneva, Illinois 60130 Or you can also leave us a voicemail at 630-448-2138. Or you can send us an email to info a ghostly podcast.com or if you're like, I can't remember all of that wage. Go to go sleep on cars.com and click on contact. Yeah, and there's a form right there. If you do send us the snail mail send it to go sleep podcast put that instead of Rebecca wage at like like both of our listeners male. I think they did that but I want the I want the the post office guy to see this to see ghostly podcast. Wonder what this is. Exactly. Yeah. Nice. We need more male men listening to us. I think okay mail carriers. We need more carriers of the mail. So listening to them, especially if they're skeptic Bros non-gender-specific. All right, so it's very interesting like so the polls don't scare me this one. Oh, okay, cuz they were just like test polls. Yeah, this was just to get people's initial thoughts on if they believe that science is are real. Very interesting results Rebecca. Yeah, you want to tell us yeah, they are I didn't this is a yeah, I was at expecting this 50 50 50 50. Now I'm going to be honest. It doesn't include my vote. Then I could have maybe pushed it off. It doesn't include my neither. Okay. All right. Well if we both voted yes and cancel each other out that's usually what I figure anyway, so no, that's that's super interesting. That means we both got a chance. Well, I mean, I'm just thinking that that means that this is actually something kind of needed. We kind of need to talk about this absolutely if people are fifty-fifty on this. Wow. Want to lean it one way or the other. Yeah, then the end of the month. We'll see. Yep. So make sure that you keep on voting and we will have an episode at the end that is on the 28th and that will be our conclusion episode. So you can let us know if your votes changed at all. Yeah, we'd love to see if you're like, you know, what after the month of episodes. Yeah listening to Pat. I totally now and oh, I mean listening to Rebecca and Pat. I totally now I feel a certain way. There you go. All right. So do you have a ghost story? I do. All right. I would love to hear this ghost story. Okay, here we go. I'm so excited tonight..

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Ghostly

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"houdini" Discussed on Ghostly

"Off off off Welcome to ghostly has Houdini ever been contacted with a seance ghostly is a podcast that comes out every other week. Most of the time that is right now with our weekly until after Halloween in each episode. We take a ghost story or a paranormal event and look into its complete history Rebecca, then gives us evidence proving that the storage box is real and my job is to debate those pieces of evidence and get you the listener prepared to vote on if it's real or not. If you haven't yet, please hit that subscribe button and as always wear your host. I'm Pat and I'm Rebecca. So what's new in the ghostly World Rebecca, we've got new masks. Yes. Well, we've had masks for a while. I thought we have but now our new vendor yes as a quality mask that our local looks amazing on us, and I'm super excited for them..

Talking to the Dead

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:50 min | 2 years ago

Talking to the Dead

"Today we're talking about the seance communicating with the dead has been around for centuries United States just after the civil war when so many men lost on. The battlefields was so little attention to their identification left to be buried until the battle that had killed them had passed often buried in mass graves leaving family and loved ones with no idea what happened to their father. Son Brother husband the grieving American public search for answers in media and through seances across Europe following world. War One sounds flourished often led by celebrities like Sir Arthur conon on and doyle the author Sherlock Holmes but critic arose from the World Magic from roughly nineteen twenty to nineteen twenty. Six Harry Harry. Houdini made a part of his. Life's work to expose. Mediums in the seance but the magician wasn't always so intent on exposing those would communicate with the dead. The great magician had two women in his life his mother and his wife. They were the law of his life when his mother Cecilia. Steiner Weiss died of a stroke. Nineteen Thirteen Harry. Houdini sought out a medium that would allow him to speak with his beloved mother but for decades his axe x his own acts had included. Sounds as were the highest form of deception. When he attended a seance could identify the very tricks tricks adhered used in his own acts? He went on the warpath exposing the fraudulent gatherings. Houdini he's former. Education was slight his self education. Commence the magician had a great love of books and of research built a formidable personal library when in the nineteen twenties he strode into the public public arena to confront fraudulent mediums. He proceeded from home lined with books and manuscripts about their methods of deception. Visitors to the online line collection can view July thirty first nineteen twenty five letter in which we need describes his extensive library of letters and documents related to the spiritualism his attacks stem from both shameless self-promotion sincere commitment to the public photographs and the Digital Houdini collection and show his exposures a rich penelope of psychic fraud sleight riding spirit photographs fingerprinting a spirit and trump and mediums. Who would transmit voices through the musical instrument articles and images present? Houdini greatest challenge many any crandon. The Media Mona's Marjorie. A woman who fooled one established academic mind after another. She found her greatest champion in Sir Arthur CONAN doyle. Genie was never able to expose her as an outright fraud but he did block her progress. Her name was Minna Crandon but the world knew her as Marjorie a pseudonym adopted to protect her from publicity. She lived with her husband successful. Surge in Leroy Crandon on Boston's affluent Beacon Hill. It was there in their house online street in one thousand nine hundred twenty three that she purportedly discovered she had psychic power specifically the ability to levitated objects generator. Called noises. Materialized spirit forms warms. The phenomenon were controlled. She said by the spirit of her deceased brother. Walter who would speak through Mina in a a gruff decidedly unspiritual manner. His No nonsense conference liberally laced with profanities before long binders talents came him to the attention of researchers and she was closely studied on an off for an suing ten years and through examination of the claims and counterclaims counterclaims so the various researchers would require a book length essay. I'm not that ambitious instead what I'd like to do. Compare and contrast the accounts of the initial investigation as presented in two influential books science and Para Science by Brian a angles nineteen eighty-four mediums and mystics. And the occult by Melborn Christopher. Nine hundred seventy five with only occasional forays into other sources verses when necessary and the process. We may not learn anything conclusive about March but we will learn something about the hazards and frustrations nations of studying. The paranormal was Marjorie. A greater magician than Houdini. Or was she the real thing able to call up dead and hold for

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Fortune Tellers

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

06:30 min | 2 years ago

Fortune Tellers

"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I'm your host kid crumb all this week. We're going to be looking at psychics and mediums and people oh who read your fortunes and so we'll start out with the question. psychics real fraud on a Monday in nineteen ninety ninety. Five the Oprah Winfrey show hosted a psychic Roseanne. Ultra not her real name. The show's audience that day number. Just over two hundred rid. After a brief interview with Oprah the psychic turned to the audience and the questions began typically referred to as fishing or coal whole readings. The questions were brought. Has someone lost a loved one recently a mother or sister or brother recently then then. She pressed several individuals but nothing really clicked out of two hundred individuals. She was only able to make generalities with only a few specifics. Picks in the end she caught one a woman who lost her mother to cancer. It was a moment that odd the audience and struck Oprah silent if you'd like to watch the technique of cold reading without leaving the comfort of your living room checkout the CBS TV. Show the mental EST if ran. I'm from two thousand eight to two thousand fifteen and I'm sure you can catch it on Netflix. It's a story of a father and son Carnival. Act where the sun pretended tended to be psychic when the boy grew up he created a show where he would connect audience members with loved ones who had passed long story short he connected did with a branch of law enforcement and used his knowledge of fishing and coal readings throughout the seven years to show ran to solve crimes crime. I am show plots aside. It's a great example of techniques used by psychics. A few shows back. This podcast covered the effort by famous. Magician magician Harry Houdini to expose psychics and frauds. The professional rarely makes the declaration he or she watches facial responses to specific question. Did someone here lose a son. A Chin wrinkles is glistening with shed. Tears he hones. It's or she hones in. I sense a tragedy. Yes yes rick. Ground the psychic takes a chance with the name was was Frederick Eric on a boat on large body of water. Yes Frederick was on his father's vote on Lake Michigan. You get the idea and you're probably thinking come on on. Who would fall for all that most people? That's who twenty people pay two hundred dollars each filled with expectations -tations Danta room lights slightly dimmed not enough to be noticed but enough to create an atmosphere. Psychic speaks of the nature of death and dying fine. There may be some low music but wait the title. Today's PODCAST psychics reeler fraud. So here's the other side of the coin at the age of thirteen. Thirteen Ruby Lynch witnessed from a hiding place that brutal murder of her parents during the initial search of the house for Clues Little Ruby was found. She was in shock doc fell into a catatonic state for the next decade. She was institutionalized at twenty three she assigned was assigned a new case worker. A woman woman wanted to get closure for Ruby. She sat in a room with her and read out loud. The police report that cited the capture of the murder still Ruby Ruby remained unresponsive. Then the caseworker decided to take her to a psychic that worked out of a building on the edge of town. The psychic was told only that ruby behead witness a brutal murder of her parents no other details upon their arrival ruby and her social worker were ushered into a room with no windows and only one door. There was a small card table three chairs. The walls were bare and there was no ventilation. The Room was well lit though stuffy. The door was closed as soon as they entered the psychic sat rigidly in a straight back chair with no arms from the time. Ruby and the caseworker. Were seated. No one spoke minutes past than the psychic slot forward over the next thirty eight minutes a psychic describe where Ruby had been hidden too the tiniest. Es detail our parents had been murdered and when she straightened up is close. She described three Special Memories Ruby out of her mother baking cookies for Christmas Christmas helping Ruby prepare for elementary talent show and teaching her to use a sewing machine. When the memories were recounted by the psychic kick Ruby began to sob when the psychic recited details of her father teaching her to drive Ruby began to cry rocking forward and back forward and back feeling that this was somehow more than Ruby? Could handle the caseworker ended. The session took Ruby back to the state facility and went to the police department that handle title case. No no one had requested a copy of the case which had long been sealed. The psychic was not known to the cleese and what her name was entered into criminal database. Nothing came up the next day. The caseworker control to the outskirts of town parked in front of the building with a session with skull. No one answered the door and it was determined that the building had been unoccupied and occupied only occasionally for the past ten years and read recently been purchased and was slated to be demolished today at thirty five Ruby. Lunch lives a quiet life alone and works part. Time I'm in a flower. Shop reformer caseworker. Drop spy and now and then to see how she's doing on one visit. She asked Ruby what she remembered about the visit with the Psychic Ruby looked at her with a blank stare then stated that she had no memory of such a visit psychics. reeler fraud. You you decide. All this week will be taking a look at psychics and fortune tellers and mediums. Well today's Today's podcast was produced. Here night all sounds studio all main some places except for the day and data the Oprah Winfrey show have been changed. The case of Ruby Lynch was summarized memorized from a police report.

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Federer saves 7 match points in Australia; Djokovic up next

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Federer saves 7 match points in Australia; Djokovic up next

"Roger Federer has produced his second Houdini like come back at the tone of it to reach an Australian Open semifinal showdown with Novak Djokovic Federer reeled off six points in a row to win the fifth set tiebreaker in the third round and is now come back from two sets to one down to be tennis Sandra six three in the fifth set of a three hour and thirty one minute quarterfinal battle for much of that time Federer was struggling with the growing injury but after treatment found just enough movement to size seven match points in the fourth set before closing it out in five fourteen seeded American so Thea cannon once wrote a women's semifinal clash with the top state ash body Graham like us Mel born

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Orasis Developing Eye Drops as Alternative to Reading Glasses

The Bio Report

05:09 min | 2 years ago

Orasis Developing Eye Drops as Alternative to Reading Glasses

"A lot. Thanks for joining joining us. Sure thank you to speak with you. We're GONNA talk about presby apnea. Why many of us need reading glasses? When we age in your efforts to to develop a corrective I dropped to treat the condition? Let spart presby what is it. How does it manifest itself? How does it progress? Okay sure so presby. Opium is an age related phenomena and basically the the loss of ability to focus on near objects so and and resulting in the loss of ability to date today that that that are associated as we you know reading from near for example reading the screen on your smartphone reading and menu in the restaurant etc and it happened you to them graduates declining in the elasticity of the Lens. I am So he can natural aging process usually starts roughly at the age of forty five. Sometimes even it'd be earlier ends. It's progressives with years so you know you start with a Houdini your smartphone at And as far as possible you move into a increasing the font of the screen and eventually inevitable to us and some devices I says or any other to you improve your vision and the most common one so far has been reading that but there are many other I am a turn now be developed and and I want them One more thing which is important to to mention about press bulimia. It's almost inevitable and eight out of every ten people exceeding the age of forty five. We'd eventually have press the opium real and global phenomena you have almost two billion people with press bianca worldwide and About one hundred and twenty million people in the US and the numbers continue to increase significantly Quite a big phenomena. You're developing -veloping and I dropped to treat the condition this CSF one what is the one and how does it work. Okay so indeed the the product that we have developed its pharmaceutical eyedrops eye drops currently codename. CSS One and and basically the way we walk org we walk through a what is called the pinhole thing I would drown create. What is called a pupil dilation so we constrict the pupil but to a very limited amount because if you constrict your pupil too much it may may create a negative nominal so the pupil constriction that we were able to achieve creates what is called the being held effect which increases the depth of field? And this is what eventually improve the New Vision. So that's actually a very common an and concept in optics of the monarchy but really the the patient as we have or `this you firstly. We're able to find that sweet spot that reaches the right amount of pupil manipulation which enables a superior improvement of your New Vision without any compromise on on other elements and his vision ninety Asian or visual field. That's maybe because by am too much of a pupil constriction so that is one major airman in our innovation and that one us that we have a combination of existing and well-studied good morning causing are dragging a product that enabled. Not only eventually when you look at the whole package you see not only superior new movies really improvement but it also comes with several other important elements such as very fast onset of action long duration ration- of action is very comfortable feeling when you are reinstated droves and finally very safe and told her world product product these eventually quality of life product and safety. NFC Safety and twitter ability are always important and especially when you refer to quality of life so that was achieved through using existing in west studied more nichols but moreover using. I'm very very low concentration. So basically inaction the Aura seasons if one

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Decade in Review: Tech and the Corner Office

WSJ Tech News Briefing

11:59 min | 2 years ago

Decade in Review: Tech and the Corner Office

"John is you wrote in your piece a decade ago. The world was waiting for the other shoe to drop. We had just experienced the financial crisis of two thousand eight and we were just getting back on our feet as an economy. What did the job of CEO look like back then? Yeah I think there was a lot more concern concern about just the general fragility of the economy. Could we trust regulators. Could we trust interest rates. Setters could we trust the SORTA heard of the fabric of what was holding together the global economy with what was going on the EU. There was general distrust of all of that ten years ago. I mean you didn't know if we were going to go through a double dip. Recession financial crisis had been just so traumatic and it did touch every industry that took several years to really emerged. Emerged from that with the sense of okay. This economies rolling we can begin to invest again begin to hire again and begin to think about innovation in leaps and bounds. mm several years versus just trying to make incremental innovation so investment started to roll sometime well after the financial crisis but yes definitely the beginning of the decade was was a given worrisome time for NCO energy industry. Well let's breakdown sort of piece by piece. The technological factors that have driven some of the intense change. We've seen in the corner corner office. First and foremost probably social media in two thousand nine. It was in its earliest stages. How is social media change? What we expect from CEOS? Yeah I don't I think we necessarily expect them all to be tweeting and on facebook and Instagram as much as we expect them to be responsive to how small and how fast the world has gotten with its response to crisis or trends or what's popular anything from the most recent examples with Peleton the exercise company and some of their ads. That didn't go over too well to earlier. This year with Boeing Definitely got into some real hot water with some of the technologies on on their planes and some of the fatalities that were related to not having everything in order there and then in front of that you had a lot of. CEO's being and pulled into a tumultuous time with the president of the United States who likes to tweet obviously and that creates a whole nother layer of communication and skill. Oh that the CEO didn't have to have you know five six seven ten years ago Slight miscalculation in the way the company presents itself on social doesn't communicate fast enough can lead to a barrage of criticism not just newspapers in in in in the marketplace but just in general arena of Public Opinion Union because it's all become so condensed on social media. Social media's also heightened this expectation of corporate social responsibility it allows companies to engage more directly with their customers customers and it pushes. CEO's to be Social Justice Warriors. Who have been some of the winners and losers in this arena? Yeah I think by all means in any company that has a strong front on issues like climate change gender equality issues. That are not always gonNA make a big difference in the ledger in in the dollars and cents but issues that are really near and dear to a particular millennials who are our shopping much more with their hearts than just their wallops these days. They're making decisions based on companies. They believe in you know one of the one of the interesting test. Cases Has Been Nike Shoe Company. That is ubiquitous that has been built on the strength of its affiliation with athletes in performance and recently they've had to make some tough decisions and this is obviously around on Colin Kaepernick An NFL player. WHO's not even playing anymore? But it's associated with the brand almost as much these days Michael Jordan not quite but He's on a level that very few athletes have been affiliated with Nike in the past. And that's because they've stood behind him. They've advertised in his favor. They've said that the steps that he took when he was on the football field kneeling the national anthem basically equating that to courageous I step on his part now. Recently the companies had to be very mindful of the the fact that not everybody clearly likes kneeling during the national anthem. They have a broad customer base and they need to be able to play in both the arena of understanding the sensitivity of of the part of its firebase. That doesn't agree with that. But the fact that most of its most loyal and passionate buyers will back Colin Kaepernick and so they've had to make business decisions that you know sometimes isolating ostracized. Part of. It's it's it's buyer base in order to continue to the edgy and continue to be progressive and continue to look like it's on the social edge versus being behind some of these issues so recently with a with a tennis shoe that Colin Kaepernick thought was offensive. The betsy rush you they. They had to pull that from the market again. I think it was about fearing backlash on social media. It wasn't worried necessarily worry about getting hit with boycotts and things like that. I mean social media is so powerful right now and. CEO's are are clearly very aware that they can be criticized heavily in a heartbeat. I'm talking with John. Stole of the Wall Street Journal Moving on here John. There's also a different kind of pressure. The rise of the Fang companies facebook Apple Amazon Netflix. Google the five most popular tech stocks out there. They've developed lt normal power. Can you tell us about their influence on business decisions. Yeah I think it's fascinating to talk about the in the in the context of the last decade or decade. Plus if you think think about ten twelve years these companies not apple necessarily but Amazon for sure facebook Netflix spotify. You go down the list of major her tech disruptors major tech companies which almost every customer now interacts with ten twelve years ago these companies were in their infancy. We didn't know the kind of influence they were going to have on marketplace or even a technology much less overall American life. Today they're ubiquitous. Everybody has netflix. Everybody streams their music. rarely early. Do you see physical copies of movies. And CDs and items like that. And meanwhile there's an increasing number of people shopping online through Amazon or now through their competitors every CEO has had to respond faster than they ever thought they would to these disruptive forces I had a session with number of CEO's last this week in Washington where some of these companies have very little technology built into the way that they do business they make nuts and bolts or which it's washing machines and things like that they aren't high tech features but they realize that it might be in the way that they talk to customers. It might be in the way. They manage their supply. Chains Fang. These facebook Amazon Apple Apple Netflix. Google had changed the way that just central businesses done. And I'll just give you a quick example if you think about Amazon and what we know them for which is an online bookseller now and online good seller their money machine is cloud computing and that is a completely different animal than what we associated Amazon with fifteen fifteen years ago but they've just changed the way that we store data and we moved at and Microsoft and IBM old blue chips have had to catch up. So you see this every day. Every every headline in the Wall Street Journal it seems that these companies are influencing the day to day business decisions across industries and across the company. What about artificial intelligence the mechanization tation of basic tasks? That's beginning to change. The makeup of the workforce as employers our companies had to adapt. Yeah this is. This is the megatrend to watch. I think for one employment base. The workforce is getting older. People are are waiting longer to get into the workforce because they're going to college longer. What have you and so the the basic complexion of who will worker is and what their skill set is what their mentality is is changing in walks artificial intelligence? We are not new to the story of automation. The Nineteen Eighty S and nineteen ninety S. A lot about the robot plants and making sure that you had as many robots as prudent to take out a lot of the human capital and increase efficiency. Now we're in an age when you know again much like the conversation that we're having about Amazon or facebook and they're they're they're wide influence over business artificial intelligence and the ability liberty to manipulate collect and analyze and apply data to the basic business operations of what you do it's table stakes if you're not using data whether it's customer data or logistics data or employees data your going to be caught short against competitors who are probably more nimble. They may not have as much capital but they're able to use artificial intelligible use the machine learning to create a better mousetrap. Now on the employment side I think this is about making workers better. I've done a lot of work on talking with employment economists who see a changing but not necessarily a shrinking workforce United States and if people are going to get older they're gonNA need more automated tasks if workers are are in general older if the workforce is more fifty five twenty five. You're GONNA need tasks where computers are really assisting in aiding being and keeping the momentum going where the people are further removed from education or further removed from their early even their prime years. You're going to see artificial intelligence. It's come in and do a big job there today. I think we're still in the early innings the very early innings of this. We hear a lot about automation in like an Amazon logistics. Six warehouse. Where you hear a lot about automation at Tesla? I've been to the Tesla plant. There are still thousands of people working and that doesn't mean that they're going to be replaced but the ability to efficiently recently moved products through a production system or through a supply chain. I think this is going to be over the next ten years. We're going to be having a conversation. Twenty thirty about rapid development and and major development. That's happened in that area over the decade to come John. It used to be that. CEO's could set a five year plan and work toward that goal with new technology advancing so quickly quickly in the public essentially reacting in real time through. Social media is a five year plan really possible anymore. It doesn't feel like it is and I think I think there's a couple of things that CEO's have told me Whether it's ingenuity ran Pepsi for many years or even Carlson running Houdini a small manufacturer of clothing and I talked to folks who are in the financial industry and a couple of do things are changing the ability to really look out five years because you had this kind of expectation on. CEO's many years ago to set out that five year plan then go meet them it could that'd be profit it could be revenue goals. EPS Return on capital investment. And that stuff. That pressure doesn't go away but it is becoming more difficult in one of the factors that is making it more difficult. Is this rapid change in technology. You really don't know what's going to happen in twenty twenty in terms of the rate of advancement and the size of innovation vacation. So Yeah I think ubiquitously I've got CEO saying it is very difficult to look one year out much less five. It doesn't take the pressure off. And they have to do it. But but boy you better be ready to rip those plans be Nimble and be responsive to consumer who are seemingly constantly demanding faster and better productivity out of their companies. This I guess this is related from where you sit right now. What do you expect that the biggest challenges will be for CEOS going into the next decade nature is for CEO's? I used to say talent there. Always is this concern about particularly with companies. That have big workforce's are they going to be able to staff them with types of people both in the C. Suite and white collar level and the blue collar level with folks that can come up with new ideas and execute on new ideas below. That is going to be the thing that we talk about with trying to resolve uncertainty. Uncertainty doesn't go away but with these inputs of of trade wars and sort of this regulatory guessing guessing game. That's going on. Those are things that will eventually become industry changes and so the companies that actually begin to adopt adopt new strategies new ideas new products companies. That we don't even know about today could be the next Amazon's the next facebook's next next one to ten I know Wall Street Journal reporter. John Stole John. Thanks a

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Verona handed partial stadium ban over racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli

Caught Offside

04:48 min | 2 years ago

Verona handed partial stadium ban over racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli

"Batali on the receiving end as he played for Brescia. Verona Verona of subsequently being handed a one-match partial stadium closure over the racist abuse. Suffered by Ayala tally in a club. Statement Verona confirmed the supporter in question WHO's the head of the ultras At Verona Luca Castellini. I was given a ban until June thirty at twenty thirty and I'm not going to repeat what Castellini said about Mario Batali but the statements enough for me to warrant a lifetime ban for this guy and you know there was some people talking about the way ballot. Telly reacted when it was all going down. What did he booted the ball? And he talked about that He's I'm reading from this from the Daily Mail. The Italian striker admits he felt he quote had to react and reveals. It hurt three times as much because his young daughter was watching on TV. He said I know that we're not supposed to give these people attention. But we can't just not underline the seriousness of what they're doing either Belly told us to Eleni television. He said if I don't react nothing will happen. You can call me an idiot. I don't mind that but if you call me a n that's it's not done by mistake. That's serious I stopped play because I thought that's it I'd had enough. I say punish those who were guilty and not the whole curva because that is the beauty of football. I never accused the whole city. Idea Verona. Just those few idiots who are responsible. It's unbelievable that here. We are because I remember the last time player booted ball into the stand in that manner. I can remember it was it was for. AC Mellon maybe eight or nine years ago and they were playing lower league team same uncertainly one of their black players was was subject to this abuse and to see it repeat itself is terrible can get out of this. Well there's one. Other guy that I wanted dimension here Verona's manager Ivan Djuric. Who basically instead of reacting the way that like you would hope the opposing manager would in a situation in like this and show some contrition instead? This is like Sadly it feels like this is the playbook that it nope didn't happen when they go straight to that And it's I don't know it. Just it just sheds this light this like sadly consistent light upon on the way these issues are handled in that league. Yes you're just waiting for someone like of note somebody of prominence to step forward and just like like the Italian government maybe well. Yeah Yeah because I saved this last week came up on my phone from the BBC. And I saved it Because then you this was going to happen again and I just thought look at the reaction to this versus the reaction to racism in Syria. To Italian footballers have being given one-match bans for drum roll. Please blasphemy during series matches. Salo's Francesco Imaginary paramore's Matteo scored Allah were shown on television making blasphemous remarks in separate incidents. There is a strict ban on taking God's name him and Van in Italy of the nation's Football Association has discipline players her doing so. Since twenty ten almost a decade Houdini and as a midfielder Orlando Mandra was banned for the offense in two thousand eighteen. And according to not the government's room but rules but the Italian f.a.s.t rules players who wear t shirts with personal messages to their family or which make reference to their religious beliefs will also be punished so this is this. This is possible the Italian government can get involved. But there's no will to do wish none whatsoever like the idea. Blasphemy man who may or may not exist depending on what you believe in. That's fine in the sky. Gets all the respect. You'll get a match bat instantly for blasphemy for saying. Oh Oh God or something of that nature but your fellow human being but your fellow human being that has a beating heart and blood and nervous system and thoughts and feelings is and family and future and hopes and dreams. He gets on the long finger. There's protocol that has to be followed. Whatever the hell that means for that guy but for man in the sky no problem no problem so that is just another window into society when the Italian government can can interject into into Italian football and band for saying God but racism? It's a tricky not one. How are we gonNA come on? It's ridiculous and it's all about power structures and the will to actually tackle this

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The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:08 min | 2 years ago

The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini

"Harry Houdini. Now the story starts at Niagara Falls. So that's where we'll begin. Most people relate Niagara Falls with the image of someone going over in a barrel. I will take a look at the fall and a flow of water of over three thousand one hundred sixty tons as per second. The word formidable fits the first person to go over. The false was anti Edison Taylor sixty three year old schoolteacher who took took the plunge in an oak pickle barrel five feet long three feet around the year was nineteen o one. The entire event from climbing into the barrel to climbing now took twenty minutes. She died April Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one now. Remember that date magician. Harry Houdini Love I. Love Niagara Falls. Visited them numerous times with his wife. Beth he told her that he was drawn to the false by their sheer power. Houdini Cop Film Own Bug in eighteen ninety nine and nineteen one the same year. That Annie Edson Taylor made her plunge over the falls he made. They dispersed movie. His second film was a Hollywood feature film the grim game and came out in nineteen nineteen. It was successful enough that he went on to make the third film. The man from beyond most exciting action took place at Niagara Falls was filmed the same day as the passing of an Edison. Taylor who was the first to go over the falls in a barrel Harry. Houdini was athlete from a young age in as a teen when numerous metal simple diving and swimming events held in and around New York he could oldest breath for five minutes and had the ability to slow his heart rate although oh he was a magician in that he was accomplished in both cards and coin. Magic he found his calling as an escape artist and the marketing of that talent taking on all challengers in the process the effected combined his skills of Escape and working while underwater was best demonstrated when he was shackled. Cool hand and foot locked in a packing crate and lowered into a river when it came time to film the ban for beyond Houdini is the hero was due to rescue the heroin from going over Niagara Falls. The actress was strapped into a harness with cables could be reeled out or pulled in she. He was filmed clinging to a rock just above the edge of the falls airy was to swim to take her off the raw swimmer to safety but Houdini would have none of the leather harness in cables he started upstream so he could swim with the current but when he neared the boulder heroin clung to the speed of the water was was a champion ten miles per hour as he neared the boulder was cleared to his wife film crew that he was out of control and was be swept along faster Astra than he could swim. The story goes that the actress saw that Houdini was in trouble and extended her arm which he gratefully took and essentially clung to her as she was pulled in needle say that part of the film was cut out and it was also the last film with short lived movie career now. For the controversy there are several counts of how he wore a leather harness. Also these claims are false. The report of his rescue that I use here was taken from a portion of notes. Were not to be released until after his wife's death a similar account came from his biographer. Prefer Walter B Gibson. Gibson was a close friend of both Harry and his wife. BESS for ten years after Houdini. Death best kept a candle burning. And during a CEOS each halloween she would attempt to make contact she finally gave the event and the candle to Walter. B Gibson who who continued with the annual sales until giving charts or the same seance to magician dorothy dietrich the man from beyond that nearly killed Harry.

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Impeachment now a threat like no other Trump has faced

AM Joy

04:53 min | 2 years ago

Impeachment now a threat like no other Trump has faced

"Have you decided that the impeachment inquiry is going to be narrowed in focus specifically to Ukraine and what the committees are directed to focus on this is the focus of the moment because this is the charge all of the other work that relates to abusive power ignoring subpoenas of government of Congress abuse use a contempt of Congress by him. Those things will be considered later house speaker. Nancy Pelosi wants to focus the impeachment inquiry on the allegation that trump tried to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on his political rival. Something Democrats have called a shakedown but after trump appeared to call for the debts of the whistleblowers sources in the White House meeting members of his own administration could witness intimidation also be on the table as an article of impeachment joining me now is Congresswoman Anna Presley Presley of Massachusetts who is a member of the House oversight and Reform Committee. Thank you for being here always great to talk to you. Thank you joy. Let me play for you this moment at a the UN related lunch. I BELIEVE WE'RE DONALD TRUMP makes a lot of people are considering pretty grim. Threat listen person the game the whistle love the game that was so blow of the information by you know what we used to the old smart spies entries food so we now know congresswoman that the chairman of the foreign affairs there's intelligence and cartilage cummings. WHO's the chairman of the one of the committees that you sit on the oversight committee? They've called those comments. Reprehensible witness intimidation an attempt to obstruct instruct Congress's impeachment inquiry in your mind. Should those be added as articles of impeachment should Donald Trump be impeached by the house. It's just another demonstration of the flagrant power of abuse the the fact that the occupant of this White House considers himself to be above the law as to where this will take us. We are early in this full impeachment inquiry process. I serve on two out of the six committees mid-east that are a part of this full impeachment inquiry of Investigations and we'll see where it takes us you know I've been supportive of an impeachment inquiry percents April both because I believe this administration loss moral authority along time ago but also because of the Mullahs report although that report did not ultimately will get us to impeachment did result in the indictment and sentencing of many around Donald Trump so I think it's evidenced both of the pervasive basic corruption throughout this administration not only led by Donald Trump but perpetuated by all those in close proximity to him including Houdini Giuliani and attorney general bar and you know we now know that and I think the polls are not the most important thing but we know that there is greater movement among the public toward support for the idea of an impeachment inquiry which I'm assuming emboldens House Democrats more but do you think that it's enough to limit any impeachment inquiry to this particular incident involving Ukraine as you said you sit on two committees there investigating other things a lot that Donald trump has done that people believe believed to be impeachable. Do you think it should be broad or do you think it should be narrow again. We're early in the same Korea. I do believe that this was an inflection point a tipping point for many we now have two hundred twenty plus Democrats. They're supportive of full impeachment inquiry and that is bigger than six investigative committees a bigger than our caucus talk is this is about the American people and I think that political will a from the American people is moved to this. We hear it at town. Halls and faith houses at grocery restores in so there are many bread crumbs here I mean when you look at just what comes out of his mouth directly and what is said in the light of day it gives us great pause about what is happening and under the cloak of night and again there was much that I believe of obstruction of justice was proved in the mullahs report foreign interference in our elections and so what we see now is consistent consistent. I mean as early as nineteen seventy-three. Donald Trump was taken to task on account by the Department of Justice for denying rental units to African Americans pickens when it comes to this administration when it comes to Donald trump and his policies the cruelty is the point and when it comes to this administration the corruption is the point under the Financial Services Committee. We're over currently reviewing documents obtained regarding his financial dealings specifically with Deutsche the bank. Here's someone again when it comes to behavior who has filed for bankruptcy repeatedly remember trump university I mean and but Deutsche Bank Bank we'll continue to to lend to

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Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bob Cousy

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:42 sec | 2 years ago

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bob Cousy

"President trump awards Celtics legend Bob Cousy the nation's highest civilian honor even at the high school the president says Bob Cousy skilled was obvious people started calling him the Houdini of the hardwood for his fancy dribbling and passing because he won six NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and is in the hall of fame revered not just for that but for pushing racial equality and the players union rights now standing in the oval office at age ninety one he wore the presidential medal of freedom this technology been allows me to complete my life circle I can stop chasing the bouncing ball soccer make on the at the White

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"houdini" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"houdini" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Right. Son. Coming home from the women only bar. I go into my son's room. He sleeps fine. Freckled face thrown back. The scarlet lining of his mouth shadowy and fragrant his small teeth. Glowing dull and milky in the dark Opal eyelids. Quivering like insect wings, his hands closed in the middle of the night. Let there be enough room for this life the head lips throat wrists hips. Knees feet. Let no part go unprejudiced into any new world, we enter let us take this, man. Now is ninety six. Thank you. My son the man. Suddenly his shoulders. Get a lot wider the way Houdini would expand his body while people were putting him in chains. It seems no time since I would help him put on his sleeper guide his calves into the shadowy interior zip him up and toss him up and catch his weight. I cannot imagine him no longer a child. And I know I must get ready. Get over my fear of men now. My son is going to be one. This was not what I had in mind when he pressed up through me like a sealed trunk through the ice of the Hudson snapped the padlock on snake the chains appeared in my arms now, he looks at me the way Houdini studied a box to learn the way out then smiled. And let himself be manacled..

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69% of us struggle to cope with distractions at work

The Frankie Boyer Show

04:54 min | 3 years ago

69% of us struggle to cope with distractions at work

"So I don't know about you. But do you find yourself getting ready to do a task? And then the phone rings. And then something else happens and the next thing, you know, here down this other road and the task that you were going to accomplish not only did it not get done but days later, and you're still trying to find time to get it done. So my question to our first guest today is Scott's Scott starring who is the CEO of the learning difference and author of leadership hacks clever shortcuts to boost your impact and results, and you have worked with thousands of people. So tell us how do we how do we tie the app our work life? How do we get back on track? So that we don't have these leadership hacks. How do we clutter our work life and achieve more in less time? Scott. Scott. Are you there? Scott there. It Frankie I'm here. Good morning. How are you? Sherry well. Thanks. That's a great question. It really is. You know, there was a study done by Houdini in debt, a twenty eight teams that showed that workplace distraction hit about sixty nine percent of employees at work. You know, they're going just can't get distracted. Just like what you said. You know, I'd wanna do that task in another Email comes in. And now I'm off track. And it's happening everywhere. Right. So what do we do about it? Scott. Yeah. I think there's a couple of things that you can do a, you know, a big thing is the aware of what I call the distraction. There are five many distraction that get people off track. One of them. Kind of a surprising one is what I found in the research. It's about lack of energy. What I'm finding is people are traveling so quickly. Yeah. Yeah. Don't have the energy to keep up anymore. You know, they're tired. They're exhausted. I've got so quiet that send emails at midnight, one o'clock in the morning. You know, so you know, everybody being bombarded. So what about going to be aware of that distraction and get the rest that you need? They productive and take some time for yourself. That's a really big one. What are some other things that we can do? The other one is being aware of what I call time fellows and the biological to be busy. You're really famous experiment in the nineteen fifties by James Olsen. Peter moth Miller, and what they did is they put ball electrodes on the brains of rats stimulate the part of the brain that were these dopamine whenever the rat. And it was interesting what they found is as they get this little hit of dopamine, which is the same that we did in chemically in our brain back. You got this little positive response this good response. And it is so addictive that the rats would push the lever up to seven hundred times in our and what the research is fine as we as humans have assuming the response mechanism to dopamine. So why are people always checking their Facebook checking their Instagram checking their Email glancing at the phone, that's because we've got this biological need? Because we won't that little hit of dopamine. And I'm actually seeing it tremendously in the younger generation as well. You're younger generation they've grown up on the digital devices. They're always on that, you know, h in Australia. But I was just in America, you know, and I brought the family along as well. We're in LA, and we were in Arizona, and you know, the kids when they had some downtime. They're always on their devices. And I think it's being able to control the technology rather than the technology controlling you. And that's the other really important thing. I think we know distraction, I know of a friend who's son got fired because he was constantly checking his Email and his phone and his messages. At work. And they and they apparently were watching him. And they said, listen, you're you're spending this amount of time every single day doing this. And we can't have it. And they fired him. And it's getting serious. You know what I mean by serious? Here's the thing that I'm finding as a lot of businesses and companies are not teaching people. How do you manage these skills? You know, even even the McKinsey global institute did a report that showed employees spin on average two point six hours per day reading and answering emails by that's thirteen hours a week of lost con-, but nobody's teaching people. What do you do to actually hack? Your inbox

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Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason women's college basketball poll

Leland Conway

00:59 min | 3 years ago

Notre Dame No. 1 in preseason women's college basketball poll

"Notre Dame is number one in the preseason AP women's college basketball poll, the Irish are the defending national champs. They returned four starters. From last season's team in second is Yukon, followed by Oregon Baylor in Louisville is ranked fifth followed by Mississippi State and magician. Harry Houdini his childhood home in New York City is being dedicated today. It's on east seventy ninth street in Manhattan and was originally a boarding house after the ceremony New York magicians will conduct a seance at Houdini apartment building to try to communicate with the legendary escape artist. Just as they do every year who d- died on Halloween in nineteen twenty six at the age of fifty two your next news update at ten thirty. I'm Paul miles NewsRadio eight forty W H, A S, Kentucky, atas, breaking news, weather, and

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