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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
Fresh update on "houdini" discussed on Radio From Hell
"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.
"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..
"houdini" Discussed on History Vs.
"Under the watchful gaze of a various bull Moose. Houdini turned to the audience. Ladies and Gentlemen he proclaimed I am sure that many among you have had experiences with mediums. Who have been able to facilitate the answering of your personal questions by departed spirits. These answers being mysteriously produced on slates as we all know. Mediums do their work in the darkened seance room but tonight for the first time anywhere. I propose to conduct a spiritual LISTRIK SLATE. Test in the full glare of the light. He distributed the slips of paper and instructed the audience to jot down their questions seeing that Roosevelt was about to use his hand as a writing surface. Houdini generously passed him. A book. Tear wasn't the quid gentleman in the audience that night. Broadway composer Victor. Herbert surveyed the scene and offered a few shrewd words of caution to his companion turnaround. Don't let him see it. Houdini Herbert Warren Roosevelt. He will read the question by the movements of the top of the Pencil. Tr took his advice turning his back to Houdini so he couldn't be tricked or so he thought that made no difference to me. Houdini wrote because of course the book he had passed a tr was one of the books he'd prepared with carbon paper hidden under the cover after Roosevelt finished writing. Houdini took the book and slyly extracted. The paper from the inside cover while returning it to the table in almost unbelievable stroke of luck. Roosevelt had written the very question. Houdini had hoped for so. Houdini wouldn't need to slip one of his own envelopes between the slates. After all in fact he didn't even pick a question from the hat. I am sure that there will be no objection. If we use the colonel's question he said to general ascend from the audience they all watched as Houdini flashed would appear to be for blank sides. The slates this was another little trick. Houdini had really only shown them. Three sides obscuring the fourth. So they wouldn't see the map then. Houdini asked tr places envelope between the slates and tell his question to the audience. Where was I last Christmas? Tr said Houdini revealed the map to an utterly astonished audience by George that proves it. Our roared over thunderous applause the next morning. Tr are interrupted their customary. Walk along the upper deck with a question. He probably been pondering since the stunt. How did you do it last night? He asked Houdini. Was that really spiritualism? Houdini later recounted that. He grinned and responded. No colonel it is all Hocus pocus according to one thousand nine hundred six article from the New York Times however Houdini claimed that he maintained the charade and told tr that it really was spirit writing. Regardless it doesn't seem like T. are ever got the full explanation. He died in nineteen nineteen years before newspapers share these behind the scenes secrets with the public. Houdini he's hijinks aboard the s appeared or did make an immediate splash in the papers. The ship's Radio Operator recount the story to operators in Newfoundland who then related to journalists in New York. Oddly though those early news reports give a slightly different question that Houdini actually did choose Rahat. Which was can you draw a map? Tracing the recent journey made by our most famous passenger. So are those reports wrong or was Houdini. Playing one less trick on everyone. The world may never know the truth regardless news. The renowned magicians latest trick hit stands before the ship even reached the harbor. The rest of the voyage passed without any more magic. Unless you count the magic of being in love on June twenty second the night after the performance the Houdini celebrated their twentieth anniversary by hosting a delicious dinner of caviar and several fine French dishes considering his close companionship with Houdini tr might have attended the event. But it's also possible. He was busy with other things. I have been working hard finishing my book on Africa and writing my Pittsburgh speech. He told The New York Times on June twenty third. Shortly before the ship grabbed New York. He had also made time on June twenty second for what he called a thorough inspection of the water with its commander. The Bosom Buddies parted ways when they reached New York and it doesn't seem like they ever got a chance to hang out again but Houdini for one always made it clear that he was proud of his friendship with tr during the voyage he had arranged to have their photograph taken together by his assistant. Five other men ended up in the photo including tears. Philip and Houdini later produced several copies of the photo. Without the other men he also called. Tr Our beloved colonel in one letter and referred to himself as a close personal friend of the kernels for years in another. Houdini would eventually go on to perform for tears grandchildren at a party in February. Nine hundred twenty five six years after. Tr Died Ted. Junior son who was also named the Roosevelt's and had been born just days before the legendary seance in one thousand.
"houdini" Discussed on Personology
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"houdini" Discussed on Personology
"Houdini performs this vanishing elephant. Act at the hippodrome theatre New York because understandably. They need a big room right. This has the world's largest stage at the time. All He needs is a huge cabinet a team of twelve other people and an elephant. The audience was able to see inside the cabinet. You'd be able to look at it and tell that there wasn't you know an easy exit or hidden door or something but then once they close the cabinet and reopended boom the five-time eight foot. Tall Elephant is gone insane today. We saw that we would say insane. I think even more insane is the idea that magicians today are. Don't know how Houdini pulled that off. How that actually happened? Which is fascinating which is very different from the dramas that he would create around other sorts of tricks or you know escape performances that he did whereas you point out he would come to town generate tremendous publicity by going to the police station and saying strip naked. Put ME IN THE CELL. Do your best. And then they would all leave and then he would be out having escaped and he would have moved other prisoners around from different cell to different sell. It would be astonishing. Some short period of time. How he'd clearly opened many cells and then that would raza everybody in the town who would then of course. WanNa pay for a ticket to see whatever he was going to do on stage. You'd always think of the Chinese water torture cell My nose somewhat that all of these things can function as sort of a metaphor for his own genesis and origin story. They all have an element of torture in them. He's putting himself in a torturous situation so whether he's being held inside water the water torture cell whether he's being hung upside down in a straight jacket they all have this theme of torture them. There was something in him. I think that felt tortured actually. In some way there are a lot of things that we could posit as to why torture resonated so much for him but that theme really runs across all of his work. Where do you think it stemmed from a lot of performers who need the kind of accolades and admiration and the Harry? Houdini seemed to need. Do actually have underneath that tremendous insecurity. Maybe not self loathing but like a real doubting as to whether they measure up I mean here is a man who was Jewish. He was five four. Didn't have money when they came to Wisconsin. It wasn't good to be a Jew. There's a power and taking over the persecution yourself in. Houdini also tried his hand at acting as well which is a much less dangerous way to get that attention That you were craving as the fourth of six children. I think those were mostly disappointments to him. He'd he tried. He hung out with like Chaplin. He tried to be with the celebrities. Be in the films and use that to be more revered be famous. Be More immortal but it didn't really work out from. It may have only fueled his his insecurity. Further to be honest. Many people in acting general struggle with a lot of narcissism not as a dirty word but narcissism meaning actual insecurity and needing to create things around you to try to make you feel more special because you actually feel less special. He continued to be willing to take certain risks to keep pursuing this and ultimately that is essentially what killed him so he used to have this thing where he would tell people that they could punch him in the stomach because he has abs of Steel. He was incredibly fit. He was credibly athletic. Part of his deal was to say you can hit me. And you're GONNA be amazed. You talk about somebody insecure. What are they have to say? I'm the strongest. I'm the best. I'm the toughest that was a big stick of his. Unfortunately and ultimately didn't work out very well for him. He was going to be doing a performance. Apparently he wasn't feeling that great he was. He was laying down. A McGill student was was with him with sketching him. Actually he and another student said. Hey we understand that you have abs of steel. Can we give you a pop? And he said Oh sure fine but hadn't prepared himself in the way that I guess he normally did. The student hit a couple of times really hard in the abdomen. He clearly had pain. It wasn't a nothing for him but much in his usual STOIC and the show must go on and I am the toughest style he went on. He did the show. He clearly was having a lot of pain. He continued through the week saying he didn't need medical attention. He would just get through it. It would be okay and by the time he did seek medical care which was about a week later he was diagnosed as having late stage appendicitis which essentially means he had a ruptured appendix and. This was in the day and age of no antibiotics so even though they did two surgeries to try to save him with no antibiotics ultimately that was the end of his life he died. It's unclear whether the ruptured appendix is something that was true true and unrelated to getting socked in the stomach or whether something was brewing and getting punched you know. Put him over the edge but at the end of the day it really is was his style of I'm the toughest that unfortunately undid him. This leads us to a tragic past humus note at least for me in the story of Houdini. It's the after. Does ultimately pass away. Four years after his his death in nineteen twenty six His surviving spouse bess attempts to contact him through. Seances Oh my God that is that is sad and it was really a promise that she made really to him that she would try on the anniversary of his death. Which actually if you think about it. This is pretty crazy right. He died on Halloween which is weird and of its own right. So every Halloween fest would host a sounds and try to reach him. She did stop ten years later. Having had no success but she did try for ten years something he he really wanted and is kind of amazing even more when you think about the husband wife relationship because where do you think the Harry was buried. Ooh Next to his mom. Okay Yep Hairy Jewish cemetery where? Ps his wife could not be buried because she was Catholic. She never converted That wasn't really a thing you had to be by blood. You and she could not be with him but that was his choice to be buried next to his mother. Jewish cemetery and yet she tried for for ten years to reconnect to Harry but sadly.
"houdini" Discussed on Personology
"He was always sort of fighting against being associated with spiritualism which was on the rise concurrently with his career. I wonder if there's some insight we can look at As to why he had such a deep antagonism toward this this kind of stuff. That's right we actually did an episode in ridiculous history about his Ghost detective rose mackin Burger. He'd he'd actually sent her ahead of him on his tour. Stops to debunk. These spiritualists are mediums or whatnot. The amount of money that was spent on mediums in those days was staggering. Like you know with inflation it would have been just like millions and millions of dollars And you know of course. Very much A hoax almost nine times out of I mean. I don't know like depending on where you stand I would say maybe ten times out of ten In the you know in the context of the story it was all about him coming to town and then exposing these people as frauds with the homework that his assistant had done and that was another kind of brilliant marketing ploy. If you think about it our phone our in Then that is his but I would argue. It's deeper than that one hundred. It is marketing. It is pure genius with this but his antagonism really takes a serious turn a harder edge after the death of his mother. Well there are two issues in terms of his the intensity of his feeling about spiritualism. And what did he have to do about it? He was really an athlete and his tricks weren't just tricks. They were athletic. Feats it wasn't like a total sleight of hand. He learned from people in the circus how to use his toes from people who were in the circus who had no arms. How use his toes so he could put a key between two toes? These were real feats of flexibility of shrinks of holding his brass of using body parts. That aren't usually used like that dislocating things. So what he was doing for him was real. Hurry Up Euro. As opposed to what he felt that the spiritualists were doing which was truly a trick and it was an affront to him but in addition he became very conflicted and revved up about this because his mother was the singular most important person to him the single most love person probably more than his wife and he was really devastated at the loss of her and the idea being dangled that she could be somewhere he could reconnect with her must have been a huge draw and to see all of the other people who also had longings like he did believe they were connected or spend all their money and trying to be connected. Must've toyed with how he felt about this whole movement. That's right. I kind of forgot that it started with him. Having hope and being fascinated by it as a means to reconnecting and then feeling that betrayal I imagine or just realizing that it was all smoke and mirrors to be duped in this way for a man like this was actually really enraging. Anybody who worked with him. He made sign an agreement. He demanded complete loyalty like in the days before anybody did such things he had people signing documents that they would not speak of anything as right. He was the earlier earliest days of that. I'm so he had a paranoia about him of being betrayed another primer. If you think about it for going in and having the hope that he was going to connect with his mother and actually believing that this could be so and then feeling duped. He's working from personal grief right and he is working to also exercise critical thinking and skepticism in a way that he likely considered a public service. Right he was helping people But also he was helping himself. Because you know in the mind of the American public in the global public even Someone who is an escape artist or doing stage? Magic is often lumped in with Someone who's practicing as a medium or a clairvoyant of some sort. So he's not just doing what he thinks is the right thing there. Is that alterior motive of great publicity. But then there's this third motive which is differentiating himself in the marketplace. You know what I mean. I love that you point out that these are athletic feats and I lit up when I heard you at the very beginning. Say he was kind of a Momma's boy. Because I think a lot of people know how much personal emotional heft went into his vendetta against spiritualism and also I think he profited from this Maybe not necessarily financially but in the eyes of the public he profited from this not just because he was involved in ghost hunting ghost busting but because he was also just on his own really genuinely amazingly talented at. Gosh. He's he's only twenty six. When he starts touring Europe and nothing to think about in terms of. You know the spiritual say yes. We're going to be able to reach your mother. And then he knows that even though they're saying oh it's her and she's speaking this way and she sang these things which he knows she she never would do so he knows. This is false at about the same time it starts dawning on him. How is he gonNA achieve immortality? He's been very driven on on fame. And maybe even had a thought that you know if you can speak to the dead. And they're still there that essentially you don't really die and it's possible that this experience of being told she's there and then realizing you're you're being duped and she's not there and in fact. Death is quite final. There will be no crossing the boundary. Whether that may have revved up his need to figure out how to achieve enough fame or more fame to have immortality in a certain way I wonder this because it said about the same time that he starts doing other things like film. He starts traveling around. Starts doing things. That aren't about his physical prowess but our seemed more directed toward being so famous that you're remembered a legacy right. Yes but a big legacy making you immortal. And some way that started happening about the time that he really became disillusioned and angry about spiritualism and that became a big driver for him in the things that he started doing at that point and to some degree even in the risks that he started taking which will prove to be a big deal in terms of his ultimate demise. Let's take a break here. Be Right back. Think about food is that it's never just about the food. 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"houdini" Discussed on Personology
"Be super it was really that she was assisting ham sort of part of the intensity of the magic or the entertainment or the tricks in fact if you look at photos of her she's in pretty conservative garb and almost like athletically conservative for those days but Harry he does recognize exactly what you guys are referring to that people wanna see shocking things and he understands that at a at a gut level and so he starts coming into before the act. He appears with virtually no clothes on to demonstrate for example. I've got no keys in my pockets or I'm not keeping anything on my person that could help me get out of this escape. That's obsessively what it's for. But in fact he understands on a certain level being exhibition mystic in all that means is something that will draw people in and get them to spend money to see this. Want to see this because people by nature are voyeuristic. He understood that objective by the guy too much. But he's in shape you know. He cuts a handsome figure. There's a Hubba Hubba to this. And he liked that. That was important to him. He wanted to be a hub and part of upping the ante. I guess in his tricks was to be admired and to be remembered which later will become very important. What drives him in this direction? Up to do more and more. This is interesting too because when you're talking about how he's escalating stuff how he's being exhibition mystic. It's not just a matter of checkout my sweet PECs. He's also doing some kind of social engineering or publicity stunts when he approaches police stations and says okay. Guys tried to handcuff me. And let's do it in public and see what happens. I thought that was interesting. Because when you're talking about how he is always doggedly seeking ways to escalate this show and the experience. He started taking it off of the stage. I don't know if you can go to police stations and do that today. No I wouldn't think so. But I mean you know he he definitely took it more into the realm of like Exhibition ISM and almost like a weird hybrid of of magic and performance. Art where he'd hang himself from cranes and do these death defying escapes and put himself physically in harm's way. I think that was the that was the big kicker there and more importantly put himself in the local newspaper before his actual show happened right on a percent. He was a master marketer of himself which was really like pr before there was PR. That wasn't a field and branding wasn't a thing so before that even existed in some sort of concretize way he understood that and that's exactly what he was doing. He was marketing himself and he understood a lot of things about human nature and maybe because he understood this about himself that we are voyeurs. We like sado-masochism. Yeah we like to see the got to the edge of death and then made it somehow or we like to see people to some degree harming themselves or like little forms of of violence and hold our breath and to some degree both those sadism and masochism those are like normal human drives and whether he understood that about himself and therefore understood about other people or just understood that other people would be drawn in by that he played to all of those psychological mechanisms of the public that worked for him in spades. We're going to take a quick break. When we get back. We'll dive into Houdini conflict with purported purveyors of the supernatural. Hey It's been henry and Marcus hosts of the last podcast on the left are shows dedicated to uncovering hilariously horrifying stuff. And now we're only on spotify if you want. Obviously we'd never force anyone to just blindly bad be crazy but if you stories about doomsday cults who do exactly that and more please on spotify visit spotify dot com slash last podcast to listen free..
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
"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.
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
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
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
"houdini" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"If there's something strange in your neighborhood who in fact should you call. If there's something weird and it don't look good you you just might better call ghostbusters. Hi Ben I'm Knoll trademark What what is the Huey Lewis? Lewis sued was Roy. Parker January Parker Ray Parker Rape Casey on the case with our. That's also a super producer Casey peg on the doubles. Yeah Ray Parker junior famously sued by Huey Huey Lewis of. I want a new drug fame. If you want a fun little side by side it's Don't don't take a dump dump. Don't take versus. I think I want a any drug is pretty much. That the data right. But but it's more about the chugging little under chug out there like Dun Dun eh done done all exactly thank God that litigation did not sink. One of my favorite childhood franchises of all time the ghostbusters. It was the most desired Halloween costume by a miles and miles you know. Did you have the proton pack because you have the little suits yet. Oh I had the whole thing I had the I had the the station. uh-huh the firehouse the firehouse. Yeah you had the hearse. Yup Ambulance was it. It was a hearse but it was called. It was called the echo five. Yeah I had a lot wrapped up in the ghostbusters franchise. Even now one of my cats is named Dr Vang. Okay So I carried that I carry that with me triumphs and traumas alike. Well I'll tell you why that is because it was funny Poignant lenient heartwarming and most importantly pretty spooky. Yeah and I support. We're we're continuing with our Halloween in November behind the curve activity here which is again our men's warehouse ask a guarantee we will usually be behind the curve? We hope it's appealing we were digging into to The the concept of ghostbusters and before we travel to today's episode by way of Segway. Let's just mentioned That there was a recent enj- reboot of ghostbusters. Where in the four protagonists where all played by female actors? You remember that. Did you see that one. I did I hi quite enjoyed it. The Internet didn't really like it very much. But the Internet's you know a toxic a hive of scum villainy as we all know the Internet is very into not liking things so so also it's relationships with women is very complicated. I was at best. I would say terrible. It's like saying insults have a complicated relationship there but Yeah I also enjoyed the reboot the newest. I hope they do more in that vein but this inspired a knoll you and I to look into concepts of ghost busting and we found With the help of our research associate associate Gabe. We found a story of someone who might be called one of the original ghostbusters. A woman named rose mackin Berg who it was described as a spook spy. Yeah or what we might know now. As paranormal investigator yeah thing Yup hunters the like and and the Who was the name of the couple from the the the war conjuring films? Yeah the Warren's they were they were actually real folks who made this their life's mission and and this is a very early example of that and one of my favorite Historical illusionists escape artists. Houdini Harry Houdini is is a big part of the story. Right As you say Ben Rose Mecklenburg Considered herself to be a spook spy. And Harry Houdini himself referred to her as his quote girl detective which is more than a little bit of a loaded term. was that him or was that the media of the day yeah. That's a good question. It's not quite clear But whoever referred to her as that is definitely a name that stuck There was At the time as we discussed in the last episode in the early part of the twentieth century a renewed interest I in spiritualism and spooky stories that was largely a result of again as we as we mentioned last episode You know this new burgeoning middle-class and folk moving from rural areas to more densely populated city areas and Changing up that routine and living in these kind of larger houses etc and and bringing some of those tales. That might have been more folktales into more of a melting pot situation. Things ended up getting remixed absolutely and if Harry Houdini. Houdini Day job in the way he earned his bread butter and handcuffs was working as an escape artist. Immense list one of his first loves in his personal life one of his primary hobbies was busting what he Mecklenburg would go on to call the ghost racket. I love the idea of a ghost racket. I afraid of no ghost racket rates. This was in the early twentieth century again. As you said mcentire would travel to the places where Houdini was scheduled to perform and along the way she would bust frauds. Fake Ghost Connor is pretending to be mediums idioms and so on. Interestingly Enough Mecklenburg was once herself a devout spiritualists but she became disillusioned throughout out her time investigating these things and she ended up becoming even more skeptical than she was at the beginning. Not sure we ever say to this. Publication before but SCIFI DOT COM has a pretty cool article about how rose Mecklenburg became the first female ghostbusters when this former believer turns skeptics. And this turn. I don't know I think What was the turn in her In her life caused her to go from believer to skeptic Ben. Well honestly no. We'll dive into into this a little further and stay show. Honestly it's it's more a case of constantly searching for something that purports to be genuine and literally every time seeing it this proof. Think those Scooby Doo kids would've gotten the hang of that eventually right. It's always an old dude in a mask that owns a private amusement park or oh yeah abandoned farmer. You were there when always complaining about this last week at the local bar. They should just call. Scooby Doo finds old men. And then once the the blond guy's name who always has the horror Bray Freddie who always has the worst ideas. He's like Oh do gang. We should split up. I've got an ASCA real. Honk I you know what I mean in in such A. It's such a rip off because it is so So rarely a supernatural antagonist in. Scooby ages it never is in the original series well in the newer series yet you still cannon Annan agree. There are some supernatural events but it got so tired of that. Where who's this ages stuff against old mid We'll like you. You heard us was talking about that. It's all coming back to you now. I I believe we saw a young woman dressed up as Velma and then it all went from there and you asked about. Was it Fred. That was the dumb blonde lawn boy. Yeah Yeah who. I'm going to go on record and say that the Velma is probably the smartest most well adjusted up. Just as though miss the bus US members. Scooby Doo totally non. Canine members scooby. She has a fatal flaw always loses her glasses. Yeah during the clutch moment where she could really make all the difference always down on her hands and knees searching around those glasses. It's get get one of those headbands racket ball. Players have agreed they never really learned that lesson awesome. Do but yeah it's unfortunate because Rosenberg There's not a whole lot of info out there about herbal. We do know is that she Kind of became disillusioned disillusioned with spiritualism after Again like you said Ben Scooby Doo style constantly being let down and seeing people swindled and and taken advantage manage of by folks purporting to be a spiritual advisers or Mediums of sorts and starting in the nineteen twenties. She began Dan to make this her. Life's mission as a private investigator. debunking some of these charlatans yes and there was no shortage of those. AFOREMENTIONED CHARLATANS CHARLATANS during the nineteen twenties the world was still recovering from things like the first World War the Spanish flu pandemic and more these sorts of disasters which leads to the breakdown of institutions and rule of law led the masses to look for a higher law. Some sort of inviolable system right that would not be at the mercy of of the EB and flow of The you know the chaotic turn of events that we call day to day mortal life and so one of the things people turn to with spiritualism spiritualism was the belief that not only does an afterlife exist but that through certain means anyone Whether other through an intermediary or through a some sort of device or some sort of ritual anyone can communicate beyond that veil of tears. Here's Sir Arthur CONAN doyle. You'll recognize him as the mastermind behind Sherlock Holmes was one of the big time Proponents of spiritualism. And he said this stuff is great. I know you guys have heard of like falling in love and sliced bread and those are pretty pretty good. But they're at best to be plus compared to this new thing that I call spiritualism and his influence was countered by another famous is highly intellectual person. The Magician escape artist Harry. Houdini and Harry. Houdini essentially said you know Sir Arthur CONAN doyle was interesting gene about what you're saying is that it's absolutely wrong and you're making yourself sound stupid for believing in it but I'm not gonNA stop there. I'M GONNA put together my own kind of avengers avengers team and we're going to take it to the streets. We're on a crusade against the ghost racket. These people are not real mediums. They do not have have the best interest of their clients at heart. They are con artist and they are out there to bilk vulnerable people at the most vulnerable moment of their lives. And I by God. I'm going to put a stop to it. Yeah and one of the reasons to that. Houdini had such an issue with this is even folks like in his profession as illusionist. which I I don't think anyone purported to be like I'm a wizard you know it's like it was like Vaudeville? It was meant to be seen as a craft. You know what I mean like. Houdini did not act act as though he were some sort of divine character. You know like he was just a performer. who was very very good at what he did? But some folks That were in his profession. Would kind of become these self-styled kind of doctor. Strange type figures and occultist these themes behind their shows. And maybe they didn't go so far to say they were able to manifest spirits or whatever but they certainly wouldn't deny that they actually had these powers these infernal powers right and so that rub him the wrong way and I WanNa make it clear to rose Mecklenburg kind of when she again like you said Ben she Kind of be become disillusioned collusion with this The study of spiritualism that she was into as a teenager when she started seeing it being used in the same way that Houdini didn't care for even the his might have been in a little more ego driven than actual benevolence But it was when she did her first case Investigating spiritual fraud that she really decided. Okay okay This is a real problem. I am now willing to sacrifice my own beliefs in the service of helping others and Houdini himself. You're no you're right. It was driven a bit but he had a deep personal beef with people claiming to have this This this exclusive access to the spirit world. If I was the real thing at first he did yeah In nineteen thirteen..
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
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.
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
"houdini" Discussed on Unravel True Crime
"She wants them to say. If Irritate Weiss is just a character leslie invented did she's at least made him three-dimensional because Eric Rights to Leslie like he's updating a friend. Hi Leslie Otas email finds you well at the moment I'm back in Bangkok still dealing with legal issues. Leslie happy to hear that you made it back to the states. I am sorry that things have not gone so well for you so is leslie a mailing herself as Eric. What is going on it will be worth it. One Date Leslie here that you made a facially secure for life. You're dead that Hummer keep talking about if only elise Lee used this much imagination running the dragonfly arken if she can pull off such complicated lies. Leslie must have had practice. The must be other people Valetta been conned. I need to find them and I know where I have to stop before Leslie meet Grigg she was in Hawaii. I have to find out what happened there. Luckily Greg's given me a hid. Stop Greg New now that Lee's story of being run out of Hawaii by motorised interest local mobsters probably wasn't true so while dad was skulking around Lesley's emails Greg was writing to the Hawaiian state police. This is obviously not an ordinary crime. We'll sit of circumstance but from the normal successful life my family once lead I find myself in murky murky world of CON artists swindlers. We have battling them. I will find out the truth any information advice. This may be a point in the right direction would be invaluable and before long Greg got a reply litterbox and an interesting looking Manila folder type INVA- Lope court junkie in the litter books and had some fewest postal marks on it and I thought wow this is. This is going to be interesting so interesting that it's GonNa. helped me discover what really happened in. Hawaii high chief Omah. It's only boards here the a young journalist. This town is very small. We call it the coconut wireless everyone talks to everyone about everything the name Leslie Manoukian meaning to you. Oh you bet never forget her. The point where I wanted to punch in the face shadow these fantastic ideas of what was going to happen was all so you got the why dreams really whether you're in Hawaii you're in California. You're in New Zealand or wherever you get what you give and she's lucky lucky. She left fits next time on snowball..
"houdini" Discussed on Unravel True Crime
"It even be fair to say. It was always lease fault anyway after all. My parents kicked on money to a business feature that filed like Dad's hit. They stuck their neck out. It didn't pay off. They weren't forced to back lease loan. It would be fair to say that my appearance and Greg were naive. Put so much into the deal just on trust. They made a bad call investing in the dragonfly and in two thousand and eight people all over over the world. We're going bankrupt but as my dad found out this was no ordinary business failure after everything that could be sold was gone. kiwibank sent dead a bunch of documents while this was happening. I was still living overseas but now that I'm beckoning Zid. I've finally hood the a crazy story about what happened win. Dead started digging through that box of documents win. kiwibank loaned one point five million in dollars to leslie one of the conditions was literally had to prove she really had that big trust fund. She always talked about because she was an equal partner. A guarantor talk of the loan along with Gregg in my parents she was supposed to be taking on the risk of the investment alongside them in the box of stuff from kiwibank. They was documentaries. Lee had given them showing trust fund head more than five million. US dollars locked up in a it was a statement from Bank of America. The Bank of America statement excellent was crucial to the bank recognizing that Leslie had funds to be able to sustain the business. They hadn't seen any of this when the deal was done legally hitter earn dealings with kiwibank but as soon as he found the Bank of America statement he could tell it looked dodgy algae looking at the statement now it's pretty sketchy the numbers on the closing balance of more than five million sort of trail off on a slight angle angle the INS and outs of the transactions darn even add up properly. The closing balance is wrong by six hundred sixteen dollars these tapes of the lines. It looks like a photocopy. It's not signed or stamped by anyone but for dead things didn't really fall into place until he stumbled on something else Leslie. He's left behind. We Mum and Dad moved out of our house and closed up the dragonfly fly. My aunties and uncles helped pack up everything they could furniture mums China plates that we never used it was all squashed into a small suburban store Gina China a tight square ten walls like a shed with boxes to the roof. Sometimes I'd go to the store and sort of reminisce about how it was with my unstaffed around me and I was just sitting in this little storeroom with all of their health soul goods everything everything was there tightly packed in and are for some reason I was scanning through the drawers of this chest to drawers and I found a back lay bank statement I don't and then I found a copy of the America Bank of America statement and they looked similar I put one on top of the other and held it up to the light and everything Mooch d- The wedding was the same same font size the back hide on it was the sign and that sort of locked it and she hid actually produced the Bank of America statement by modifying the Berklee Bank statement. This is might not have been the first time Leslie made good use of photocopier last episode. We heard someone say that. Leslie hit admitted to twinking out photocopying and faking up your driving having record but this took it to another level. It looked like she had faked up a bank statement showing the balance of trust fund that was a fundamental well nine and for me that was the ultimate and fraudulent activity when you present that to a bank and I accepted I was sitting there on the stole does looking at the staff and it was a moment where suddenly everything. Everything seemed to fall into place. We'd been done. Dad couldn't believe this hadn't been picked up and honestly icon I can't either some people have suggested to me that Leslie would distract people with flirting but I wonder if it was really possible with these professionals like at the bank it could. They be influenced by that kind of thing. I asked dad what he thought. Well think she sydney pursued that lawing join with a lot of people including the bank people one of them was quite astounded to see who give him the Big Gobi Kiss. What do you mean it. Gobi Nelson male job as we were leaving a meeting. Gobi means something different in Australia but anyway when my parents fill this out they knew that it was time to go to the bank and show them the fake documents that had been under the noises the whole time mom and dad went to kiwibank. Thanks hate office in Wellington. So this guy seed. Look you see now. It's bad news but you gotta go home and live with it and I got so I angry I sit to mu a talking about a family that have no own and you're telling walk out of here and by the stage h David presented the film showing the Food and how easy it was to pick up and he actually actually said to these manage mean he said look at it. He said I found it. He said George Janitors should've found dammed it. Why didn't you find it. What did they say. Ooh they would totally embarrassed harassed very very embarrassed about this and I suddenly realized that I was in command here and I can remember saying now we'll go home nail but we'll reconvene the meeting tomorrow or right tomorrow afternoon or present you with my claim and we'll see where we go from there right okay so if we went and we went off to pub- hit a Robin Cook and a lot of laughter because that's that's with them. Well doesn't quite to why kiwibank did initially office compensation to mom and dad but Lleida the offer was retracted. The banks lawyers had decided that they didn't remember anything. Mom and dad had been relying on the bank to make sure Lis Lis finances were sound. The bank basically said that they should have been doing their own chicks. I wanted to talk to kiwibank about all this but they said we do not comment publicly on specific consumer consumer issues and won't be doing so in the circumstance.
"houdini" Discussed on Unravel True Crime
"Episode contains occasional course language and we've used some voice actors is to bring emails to live the last time my brother Soul Easley Manoukian she was getting on a plane he thought she was just taking a holiday to see her family in the US but just before Leslie turn to go through the gate. She said those words. The snowball talk about you and greet was so shocked. We didn't really know what that means long well. Hell would manifest itself but within a couple of months my parents had lost more than a million dollars they harm and the retirement angry was hot. Bergen as paperwork surfaced from the failed dragonfly cafe dead started to find some hectic stuff. It doesn't make sense legally. Manoukian left behind a trail of clues about what she had done. In the more my dead discovered the more obsessed he got about about investigating dead even sort of turned himself into a sixty something year old. Hackett any eventually uncovered a web of deception so strange range that it's kind of funny welcome to unravel season four. I'm only wards and this is snowball. I need to clear this out. Darn Korea South Houdini out to the lines and everything moved to boulder the finger.
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
"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..
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
Hootie and the Blowfish Announce First Tour in More Than a Decade
"A decade? Another. It's time for Houdini blowfish to get back together for George Mark the twenty fifth anniversary of their album cracked, rear view. Darius Rucker is on board play the garden. August ends with bare naked ladies as an opener nineties is that. Speaking of the nineties, remember when the friends on friends got tickets to see Hootie and the blowfish. Fans of that show freaking out for a while. When Netflix posted a notice friends would be leaving the platform of the end of the year friends has been seen on that place since two thousand fifteen and it's the only place the show actually streams Saturday fan outcry. Netflix confirmed it will keep the show of illegal in one thousand
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
Texans' Deshaun Watson took bus to avoid plane pressure
"Doesn't need to take. So you as a coach as an owner GMC and you need to get out of bounds. You need to slide. You need to not be taking these crazy hits second leading rusher. Among quarterbacks in the NFL is Shawn Watson. Specifically the game that jumps out to me where he took such a beating was against the Cowboys that Sunday night game in in Dallas Arlington. Jerry's world whatever it is. I mean, that's where he really was beaten up taking shots on designed runs and all of that. And it was something that I think has and will continue to impact his season moving forward. But basically if this games in this games in London late. Let's say the Texans are in that London game. They're going to their backup today. He couldn't handle that flight either they're going to backup or they're saying we're going to risk it. And fly you there or you fire up like a cruise ship. The crew a boat in you get there in time for kickoff. And I'm not saying like, we're not saying to Shawn Watson was kicking a greyhound style. Waiting in line for the latrine at the back of the bus or anything. It was pretty probably did it in style is probably like a prom, probably a prom bus on steroids. Yeah. It was probably like Philip rivers is like personal deal that he does from San Diego from north San Diego County to L A every week or Carson river Sadia, MS. But like, that's I mean, that's that's scary. For a franchise quarterback scary for anybody. But especially the Shawn Watson that was straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest, most dependable four G LT networks while we were sharing injury war stories, and I'll have anything to contribute to that outside of shredding shredding some ankles playing basketball when I was growing up our the doctor's like, you know, you're gonna need surgery to really fix this. And I was like, yeah, I'm not gonna play in the NBA. I'm not gonna play in college. So I I think a good while you're scarred tissue. Pretty bad. I was like. Yeah. That's all right. Anything anything that takes away from the focus on my face or? A second. I thought your shredding other people's ankles, but you actually reading your own ankles. I went up I that's good. Here's Baghdad gears up one of my tried for a for a pin? Block backwards. Bill jumped tried to pick up on the backboard landed on his foot and another time tried to jump and do some I shouldn't have been doing I legitimately. I was like I could try to I try to like either dunk this or do you like a really cool layup where he slapped the backboard and. Yeah, landed on someone's foot both times it was awful while we were Yemen about that the bears have recovered a patriots fumbles setting them up first and ten from New England's twenty four is Cordeiro Patterson who fumbled on the kickoff after the bears field goal on New England's defense doing its part. So far standing up forcing third and six for Trubisky and company from about the fifteen yard lines. We'll keep you updated on that. Meanwhile, the Garrett blunt continues to have a yards per carry of about one or two as the lions are set up in the red zone. But now facing fourth in short. So we'll keep you updated on what happens with them down in Miami. Where the land. Are already up seven nothing. While you were given that up. Right after the fumble Mitch Trubisky just pulled the absolute Houdini act, and it was a Patrick Mahomes esque scramble and run for a touchdown. I mean, he got in. He got in. He got it was the play had to have lasted ten seconds. Absolutely ridiculous. The hustle by the old line, and he almost just walked in. And right right inside the pylon. He did kind of look see he was slowing down. I thought he was going out of pounds. Like he sorta I in right now Trubisky has more rushing yards then passing yards. He's two of seven for twenty two passing yards. And with that that's an average of three point one yards per attempt. But he's got four carries for thirty five rushing yards and a touchdown elsewhere in that game. I mean, he's completed both his passes to trae Burton. So to for twenty two with Tom Brady five of eight for fifty three passing yards and a touchdown to Julian Edelman who has three grabs for twenty six. Let's go back to MetLife stadium. Vikings
"houdini" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"By Houdini or about Houdini, and therefore it may have been possible for someone to know about that. Because now we get into the CEO aunts, and and we should back up and explain that on Houdini deathbed in Detroit, one of the last things he told doctors allegedly I don't know if this is actually true. But allegedly he told them that I'm a skeptic. I am a debunk or I don't believe in an afterlife. But if there's any way I can get a message to best I will try, and then she is contacted Bessis several years later, correct? By an Arthur Ford, how did he how did Ford get in touch with best? Well, I'll touch on that in just a minute. But I just wanna point out that I think that this worked because Beth and Harry loved each other so much I think that's really important to point out. Now science runs these experiments checking into reality as if it's a heartless machine. And I think it's really important for us to think about how well we love one another, and how do we are for kindness and compassion, and we're not involved in a big giant heartless machine. So back to your question. Ford was a reasonably successful psychic. And he had clients that would come to him and ask him questions and in one of these sessions in nineteen twenty eight I think is about I think it's about fifteen months after Harry died. One of his clients is getting a reading and Harry's mother the spirit. She had already passed the spirit of Harry, Harry's mother intrudes into the session and insists on putting the word forgive in all capital letters putting in a letter and sending it to fast. Well, that's gets this letter. And she respond in writing is understanding I have and she says, it's too bad. This came after Harry died because this is the word that he was looking for from his mother to show him that his mother's soul or spirit with surviving death. And so this guy her. Attention. But what's really interesting is that neither Bess Houdini nor Arthur Ford pursued this anymore. They didn't want to pursue. Arthur Ford was well aware of Puccini's reputation and how strongly he was pushing back against the mediums and he did Thomas. I gotta jump in here. Forgive me Thomas. I gotta jump in. We've got a break coming up. We'll come back and continue to discuss the after death communication experiment with Harry Houdini and Bess Houdini, here's Jeanne night taking us into the break with Dumi on coast to coast AM..
"houdini" Discussed on WTVN
"By Houdini or about Houdini, and therefore it may have been possible for someone to know about that. Because now we get into the CEO aunts, and and we should back up and explain that on Houdini deathbed in Detroit. One of the last things he told doctors allegedly I don't know if this is actually true. But allegedly he told them that I'm a skeptic. I am a d bunker. I don't believe in an afterlife. But if there's any way I can get a message to best I will try, and then she is contacted Bessis several years later, correct? By an Arthur Ford, how did he how did Ford get in touch with best? Well, I'll touch on that in just a minute. But I just want to point out that I think that this worked because Beth and Harry loved each other so much I think that's really important to point out. Now science runs these experiments checking into reality as if it's a heartless machine. And I think it's really important for us to think about how well we love one another, and how do we are for kindness and compassion, and we're not involved in a big giant heartless machine. So back to your question. Ford was a reasonably successful psychic. And he had clients that would come to him and ask him questions and in one of these sessions in nineteen twenty eight I think is about I think it's about fifteen months after Harry died. One of his clients is getting a reading and Harry's mother, the spiritual repassed the spirit of Harry, Harry's mother intrudes into the session and insists on putting the word forgive in all capital letters putting in a letter and sending it to best. Well, that's gets this letter. And she responds in writing is understanding I have and she says, it's too bad. This came after Harry died because this is the word that he was looking for from his mother to show him that his mother's soul or spirit with surviving guests, and so this guy her. Attention. But what's really interesting is that neither Bess Houdini nor Arthur Ford pursued this anymore. They didn't want to pursue. Arthur Ford was well aware of Puccini's reputation and how strongly he was pushing back against the mediums and he did Thomas. I gotta jump in here. Forgive me Thomas. I gotta jump in. We've got a break coming up. We'll come back and continue to discuss the after death communication experiment with Harry Houdini and Bess Houdini, here's Jeanne night taking us into the break with Dumi on coast to coast AM..
"houdini" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"He's handcuffs was set near the of the roof with the Hollywood sign as the prominent dramatic backdrop lit up in the distance of the Halloween night. Now, the final plea for the great indeed to appear in spirit form. Get it. Eight. Yeah. Anyway. Me. Promise. Yet again, like ten times before Houdini did not come through from the other side. His wife. Bess.
Jimmy Bennett, Harvey Weinstein and Anthony Bourdain discussed on Lori and Julia
"Guys. Okay let's talk about. This, Ozzy are Gento story okay so I. Want to talk about her. She is an Italian actress she is the girlfriend. Of the late Anthony bourdain she was also one of the very first women to come forward and say that. Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her I think. She said he raped her I. Think she did as well so there is a story that came out today that is getting a lot of attention and she is now denying the allegations. That. Were made against her okay so this bombshell report that just came out over the weekend said that, she paid, actor and musician Jimmy Bennett three hundred eighty thousand dollars last year after he accused her of giving him a whole lot of booze and molesting him years earlier when he was a teenager Now she's. Saying. Okay she paid the hush money only to stave off negative publicity so Harvey Weinstein's attorney was all, over the, place this morning talking about this saying essentially okay isn't this interesting she's accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting her when she leaves he's not being charged for an assault No no no that's right right right, right Louis arena back to manage the Yeah. Absolutely and she she. Was really part of the beginning of the metoo move talked about this yesterday she gave the fiery speech at the Cannes film festival in, the first payment of one hundred thousand dollars went to this kid in April and she says that. He came to her with an exorbitant request of money that this, Jimmy Bennett, this former co host star of hers and says that Bennett new my boyfriend Anthony bourdain was a. Man of great perceived. Wealth and had his own reputation as. A beloved figure public figure to protect. Anthony insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that, such a person whom he considered, dangerous. Could have brought, upon, us yesterday said I wonder how Anthony bourdain figures individual why? Would she hey, why would why would she like you be, face, of, this, but you, know, the, cycle. Of abuse is in a big Circle and she has stayed friends with this guy she's always like she's agreed to, pay him three hundred and eighty thousand. That Anthony paid, over, three images he had from that day at the Ritz Carlton? In marina del, Rey Houdini one where they were both naked Outpost, naked with this guy seventeen year. Old kid and she's thirty seven, she's known him since he was seven yeah she'd known have always stayed friends. You know like it's true she could be assaulted by Weinstein and also being an abuser to it's totally yeah I mean. Both those things, can be, true Gento statement went on to say we decided to. Deal compassionately, with Bennett's demand for helping. Give it to him Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further instructions. In our life Harvey Weinstein's lawyer of course saying that this settlement shows that are Cento is hypocrites well. Perspective and he told the post this was not simply a matter of, a woman who made a false allegation That's hard to explain yeah it's hard to explain what I was seeing this. Morning when I, was watching, a lot of coverage of this all over the place. Was particularly, from that woman who was. One of the first New York Times reporters to really blow the lid off Blanking I'm blanking on her name which I apologize Kanter yes CBS does this does this change the? Metoo movement and, she said it certainly complicates the story complicates the, story is was that see what's rose McGowan who was only ten? Minutes Sharon threw me too I thought they knew So that's one that will continue
Escaped gangster spotted in car with explosives, narrowly avoids capture
"In the first half of next year but programming president Casey blades declined to offer any spoilers. On the fates of John. Snow or are you Starks missing wolf. Blowing says the production, on a prequel to the series will also start. Next year it. Will take place thousands of years. Before the events of the current series and. Lewis says if the pilot for the prequel goes well the cable network will move. Forward with a full series no word yet on who, will, direct the prequel Alison keys CBS news for twenty two. In North Carolina the search is on for a modern day criminal Houdini Charlotte Mecklenburg police, say, the man was handcuffed in the back of the patrol car but still managed to escape by. Stealing the cruiser authorities say is officers were. Searching the suspect's car he managed to get the. Handcuffs in front of him squeezed, through, the window inside. The car and drive away the patrol car was recovered the guy is still on the loose Officials with the European Union won't. Give the makers of kit. Kat a break in a trademark dispute Nestle has. Been locked in a legal war with the makers of Cadbury chocolate, over its kit Kat distinctive shape Nestle's been trying to. Establish a European trademark since two thousand two but the European Court of Justice has ruled against it that means Mondelez can continue to sell its Norwegian chocolate bar, that has. A similar. Shape which was established two years after hit UK shelves in the nineteen, thirties Matt piper CBS news it's been really hot, here in Dallas Fort Worth so far. This summer but there's also a massive heat wave, in Germany and it's affecting the German people. Differently they're not worried about air conditioning are power outages and this. Is even more serious for them at least in. There is Germany is running out of beer bottles bear sales are way up because of the. Heat so breweries are asking beer drinkers to bring their empties back to where they bought the beer say it's the only way to keep from running out of bottles KRLD news time four twenty four we check your money here's business analyst David Johnson turned out to be. A pretty good market I can't wait to see what tomorrow looks, like but late in the day we got some sort. Of advance warning that maybe the White House and the EU had worked things out something to avoid a trade war market soared on the news the Dow closed, up one. Hundred seventy. Two points were thousand more stocks up the down the NASDAQ was up, ninety two which is way over one percent and, the SP average is up twenty six. New were fairly indiscriminate in what they were buying, they were just sort of buying stuff left. And right tomorrow maybe they'll look and look at specific industries because. It looks like this impacts energy and maybe soybeans. The most of the agricultural products more than anything else but today it it gave it ice. Lift everybody crude was observed four cents sixty nine dollars twenty six Gold's up six dollars. And thirty cents at puts gold, at twelve. Hundred forty dollars ninety. Cents and finally. Interest rates came down a little bit two point nine. Four percent the down was up one hundred seventy. Two David Johnson NewsRadio lady KRLD and straight ahead we have more on.
"houdini" Discussed on KSRO
"Very often, in life it's. A it's a reminder as we, say in the book it's a reminder to all of us, that there are things many things out there. That we don't understand and that's an important lesson because we've always. Had those as humans but those things always have. Certain consequences to us they always bring a certain level of confusion or certain level of of, unease and in magic what you're really doing is you're able to sit back and enjoy that feeling of wonder that very basic feeling of wonder without the, feeling of the love the consequences or the concerns or the other thing was gonna come back and bite you in the end, in the old days the old magicians of the. Time in the Houdini he's the black stones. And people like? That what made them Mm so good because they didn't have the benefit of tech the technology that we have today how, did they pull these tricks off there was always been a kind of leading edge of technology where technology is used in magic, but you're right those people did not depend on. On cutting edge technology those people are always. Always fantastic showman And that's of course the indefinable thing that's really hard to. Talk about today because you can't you can't you. Know someone Houdini now and then having performed for. You and there really isn't even good footage of him performing so it's hard to it's hard, to figure out what was happening on. That stage but the best thing the best accounts that we. Have are that those people were magnetic performers they made people. Interested in what, they were doing they make people invested in what they were doing so when Houdini was chained. Or put water tank and then was covered up on the stage everyone played that part along with him, everybody realized what it. Was, like to be, inside that, attack and so he became the every man for for, the audience and of course that's exactly what any great performer tries, to do is is solicit the, audience to their side absolutely like to? Use supernatural powers to try to pull them in the excuse me who you supernatural powers some, of the magicians. They there's always been you know people on the edge. Of claiming to have supernatural powers and I would say that at the point at which is a vaudeville act I, tell you it's probably. Pretty, safely didn't involve, supernatural powers, because you had to depend on it working every single night When you go from town. To dock so there's always been. Mind readers people that were evolving mesmerized people at supposedly contacted, the spirits and of course there's those. Turned into acts, those acts were really another level of deception those were very sophisticated magic acts sometimes not always that sophisticated that involve magic and use magic. Just create a simulation of supernatural powers and of course? Magicians were always at odds with psychics or people claim to be psychics, because they said that they could discern the reality of those acts did they think that psychics in mediums were performing trickery But, you always have since the mid eighteen hundreds have been battling. With psychics and pointing out that they they. Are performing trickery and the magicians can get. To the bottom of this question. Because they can discern what's real and what's trickery and overall, they've done pretty good people like Houdini. Have done pretty, good he did pretty well in in in the serving psychics and saying this is a fake but they're famous examples of of everyone being. Mystified great scientists being mystified magicians being mystified as well I mean I remember the Houdini movie I think Tony Curtis was in it that he played the Harry Houdini and Houdini. Was obsessed after his mother died with trying to find a medium in. I don't know if he was trying to find the good medium, Jim or trying to, find the bad ones and illustrate them to the, world it's that's a, really good question I think He started when. He was a young man so often isn't set his biographies he worked as a fake medium for a little while so he knew what that game was he knew what that, game was and when his mother died. Just as, you said he was obsessed with the idea, of being able to contact her and so I think, I think he was led to looking for real psychics there was, a question of where their real spirit mediums who could contact his mother and..
"houdini" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Exactly you couldn't have done it without that box it was. A very special box, and, it wasn't genius that they. That they adapted it to. Something the size, of an elephant exactly it must work with, mirrors it was a very interesting. Optical principle and that's all I can really gonna say okay came. Right out of that era where magicians working with mayors I mean it was one of those discoveries that was right right born of, that really interesting time with physics optical effects, magic Houdini was an escape artist as well And what he was known for, yes. Was was that trickery and magic or was, he really. Getting out of handcuffs and things like that Well I would say I would say it was a little of both of. That he was very knowledgeable guy about locks and handcuffs and he. Certainly studied the handcuffs that he would have been presented with to escape so, he, knew exactly what was necessary, to get out of those but he was also. Famous for number of escapes that even if you said oh he's he's good at locks or. He has. A set of keys on him you. Couldn't understand how he got out of them like he was wrapped up in a straitjacket, that's right he was wrapped. Up in a straitjacket he. Was put upside down, in, a tank of water stocks. That went around. His ankles and you know they. Were they were impossible escapes that even if you, said, well he has keys on them you can't get you can't get to the keys you can't get the keys out to the lock, etcetera etcetera was was. That the trek where somebody really had the smash the. Water-filled place he was put in because, he was he was he was basically drowning he couldn't get out That's what happened in the movie that's what, happened, in the movie and Houdini in his patter when he when he introduced the trick every night he said the glass the front of, it is glass and..
CEO pay of $11.7 million was 164 times typical worker's salary last year
"Patrick is set to retire from the sport this weekend but she's already lined up for next gig she'll be hosting the sp's honoring the past years top athletes involvement some sports on july eighteenth she'll be the first woman to host the awards show but she's no stranger to it patrick i attended the sp's in two thousand five and espn says she holds the record for the most consecutive years attending by any athlete at thirteen she'll hang up a racing helmet after competing in her eighth indianapolis five hundred sunday keep an eye out for her she's sitting inside the third row for the race start wage growth has remained stagnant for most workers despite a strengthening job market but is the ben thomas reports those in the executive suite are faring significantly better she lives at the nation's biggest public companies got an eight point five percent raise last year that brings the median pay package for ceos to eleven point seven million dollars and matches the bump ceo's got in two thousand sixteen for the first time the government required companies to show on their annual proxy statements how much more bosses make than the typical employees an analysis of salary stock and other compensation done for the associated press by ecuador finds the typical ceo made one hundred and sixty four times the median pay of their employees i'm ben thomas the bus driver in last week's fatal school bus crash in new jersey has been charged ap correspondent warren levinson reports a criminal complaint accuses the school bus driver seventysevenyearold houdini of vehicular homicide an affidavit charges mulled wrote drove the bus taking fifth graders on a field trip across three lanes of interstate highway traffic in an apparent attempt to reach a turnaround marked official use only the bus was hit by a dump truck that collision severed the bus body from its undercarriage and injured everyone in both vehicles fifth grader and a teacher on the bus were killed i'm warren levinson welcome to total wine and more boy gets all of this beer out of the.
Boy Scouts unveil new name: Scouts BSA
"The for its charter and insults is opening a second location the chicago tribune says the location at the new impact stadium in rosemont where the minor league chicago dogs baseball team will play we'll be more family friendly the boy scouts are getting a new a name change nope not anymore the boy scouts of america say their flagship program for eleven to seventeen year olds will simply be referred to as scouts bsa beginning february of two thousand nine the new name is designed to be a welcoming sign for girls will start joining the program next year girls are already allowed to be in the cub scouts the organization predicts both boys and girls and scouts bsa warford themselves simply as scouts completely dropping the boy or girl modifier the parent organization will remain the boy scouts of america and the cub scouts the program for seven to ten year olds will keep its title as well i'm tj houdini now time for traffic at three zero three the edens right now out to lake cook sixteen minutes inbound from lake cook to the junction twenty the kennedy out to the junction twenty two to o'hare thirty six inbound o'hare to downtown that's forty junction in thirty eisenhower out to wolf thirty five to thorndale fifty inbound from thorndale to downtown that's a forty five minute trip wolf in thirty the stevenson out to the tristate forty five out to the veterans toll fifty five inbound from the veterans toll that's forty tristate in at thirty dan ryan out ninety fifth twenty five inbound from ninety fifty downtown seventeen and the ramps in both directions from i ninety two northbound roselle road in the schaumburg area close that's because they're they have some power lines down on roselle road next traffic update in fifteen minutes now the closing bell on wall street this afternoon the dow closed down one hundred seventy four points at twenty three thousand nine hundred twenty four s and p five hundred down nineteen at twenty six thirty five and the nasdaq was down twenty nine points at seventy one hundred now news on the hour the half and when it breaks continuous coverage at wlsamcom even more of the steve doll show next.
"houdini" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Get married to uh uh we did this woman uh two we which he called there and he really wasn't in love with her i guess he would say he had children and then when he get book it will end hey you know he stayed with their but he eventually with supposedly had affairs with this woman gene leaky and then he married gene when she path immediately afterwards and he had kids with both of them and um and and i think it would gene with more his soulmate tuesday into the spiritualism and she went behind to uh this this this thing they did harry houdini which is terrible which are the two of them cook harry houdini to atlantic city where basically she didn't say on with only houdini his wipers there how he did his wife is there too but they will add to the houdini only harry can go with us and he proceeded to vacate down harry who dini's mothers thought but the pop was that houdini knew that you when you come back from the other would you speaking you're language in that show that are mediums actually hit the language that the person spoke and lead paint we can do it was writing down in the queen's english and how houdini mother only did not speak that at all so you knew she was a fraud yeah it really upset him and that's where the relationship kinda ended would you consider him to be a serial killer he did stop i still consider him a serial killers matter of fact f you think he did one of the mood or a little after the repre crimes i was going to say because this this one month period of these murders and then to abruptly stop something had had to have happened right did they got close i it was he ever considered the suspect either i'm not going to say they would ever considered is suspect that i do it now i can't verify that that i've seen it in you know when you look up on the internet you look up in other people's books that uh his professor uh dow who that became the model for sherlock holmes um wrote a letter supposedly the scotland you always saying that he.