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"huffman" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"There's literally thousands of cities all around the world that we can do podcast episodes on. On top of that, I've designed everything to be evergreen. So that way, whether we're talking today or somebody listens to it six months after it's released or three years after it's released, all the information should still be relevant, assuming that the businesses we talk about are still alive and well. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, what's up, podcaster? Today I'm recording in my car, but that is not a problem. I'm heading to the doctor and I've got Lee Huffman with me and he's got a podcast called We Travel There and it fits in with his business. And right before we started to press record, he was telling me some good stuff about his company and his podcast, how they work together and how he makes money. And I think that's a good place for us to start with the interview today. If you could share that, Lee, and then after that, I'm going to ask you a bunch of questions that are really mainly for a brand new podcaster. That's our listener today is somebody who's been podcasting less than two years or maybe they're just about to launch for the first time. So I'm going to ask you a bunch of questions on your experience, your journey that will help them. But I think certainly understanding how does Lee's business and podcast fit with each other can support any of us who have a business and we want to have a podcast that fits with it as well. Absolutely. Yes. So again, my name is Lee Huffman. I'm the host of the We Travel There podcast, where I interview local people from all over the world to find out the best things to do in their city.
"huffman" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Can join the castle cade of Kevin's. Who are liberal helpers? And I just want to meet this one point. This one observation. The thing is that there is no more Republican Party. They are the American Taliban. Yes. They have, they want to march everybody backwards. And not go forward. You know, if you're not making progress, you're stagnating and dying. Yeah. And I just wanted to share that. I hope you guys are doing okay out there with your atmospheric river and all the challenges. Thanks. It's coming in soon and I thank you. And one more thing. Let's not call it QAnon. Let's call it QAnon since. There you go. There you go. I love it. I love it. That's fantastic. And yes, we are expecting, I think Northern California is going to get it worse in central than we are, but it's still not going to be. This weekend, where we're expecting like a half an inch of rain, but then next week, we're expecting one to two inches of rain again I believe there's like an 80% chance of rain every day for my mom and frozen for the next week. Wow. Oh my goodness. It could be washed away. I mean, listen, we need to get out of the drought, but I've been spending some time on the east coast and it's like lovely outside, which is wonderful, but also terrifying. Exactly. Climate change. What? Yeah. And hopefully they don't get a late winter, but it is, yeah, it's trip. Yeah, totally. I think I read this morning about ten people have died up in the San Bernardino mountains. That's awful. Awful, awful. It's just heart gods got to the mountain communities. Absolutely. Absolutely. Um, I know how to talk into a mic. Uh oh, what are you doing? I swear I'm pretty sure she's looking for a story. I'm leaning weirdly. Okay. So here we go. Oh yeah, perverts that? Is that what's really leaning for? I was leaning for the perfect step. We started with the lieutenant governor. But now Matt schlapp accuser has come forward. His name is Carlton Huffman. And the penis pounding guy. The penis pummeling. The victim of the penis pummeling. The penis pummeling victim. So he said that he's being forced to release his name because the judge overseeing his lawsuit has said you have to do that. So that's unfortunate because as far as I'm concerned, he should be shielded under the rape shield laws because that was a sexual assault. Yeah. But whatever. He said, I'm not backing away. I'm not going to drop this match flat, did what he did, and he needs to be held accountable. Since the allegations, cpac has had some staff turnover, I'm shocked. Oh, really? Shocked I tells you. Huffman has shared with the post text messages and phone logs. So this, I think he's got a good lawsuit against match lap. I mean, he said they talked about sports and said they should move to Manuel's tavern Huffman says, that's where schlapp leg made what felt like intentional contact with his, then schlapp also bumped his side where Huffman said he was carrying his pistol under his jacket. He tried to take slap back to his hotel as a seizure packed sheep suggested that they drink more. And then when driving him back, that's when schlapp put his hand on Huffman's leg and. Moving on from there. And he texted his friend immediately and he said, Matt slap, he literally just fondled my junk, like I'm over here shaking. I don't know what to do. And that was right as he got out of the car. He said, getting out of the car, schlapp rubbed his. His, um. Junk. Junk. There we go. And invited him upstairs to his room. Yeah. Yeah. That's one does. So was Mercedes invited, or was she kind of left? It wasn't in the car. She was not there for this event. Okay. And by the way, this is too Jerry Falwell's situation. No. Come on. What makes this worse is during cpac? Matt slapp and Jim Jordan. Made fun of their mutual incidents during this recent cpac as well as allegations that walked through the wrestling coach. Jordan knew and they were joking about this. We played the clip we played clips of it last week. That's just. I mean, joking about sexual assault. We both had our troubles. Well, this is a crime. It's what these guys do. It's like someone committing a crime and then boasting about it in a bar to their buddies, be like, look what I pulled off. Except these guys are doing it in public in front of thousands of people. I know. They're disgusting. I hope that Jim Jordan's. Is the statue too long for these boys to sue him for recent, you know. I don't know. I think there's still court cases going on and there is a documentary. Yes, George Clooney, when is it coming out? Not soon enough. Exactly. And then Tucker Carlson. Gotta love him. Defends Andrew Tate. Over his arrest on rape and human trafficking. Oh, this is the guy that Greta got arrested. Yes. He declared Andrew Tate's arrest in Romania. Obviously a setup. Yeah. Obviously. Tate is a self admitted misogynist, and he was arrested in Romania on charges of human trafficking and self sexual socket organized crime because he was stupid enough to have the pizza box right there to try to mock Greta Thunberg. And that's how the Romanian officials who had been looking for him and his brother, I believe, for months at that point. And they're like,
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Kind of like waffle fries are cut. But I don't know why the breast is the best carrots I've ever tasted. I guess I'm just kind of a nerd like that. But everything there. It's all fresh and so good. And I think it's just that restaurant, the ambiance of feeling like you're back in the late 18th century and the wonderful food, I don't know. There's something about it, and I think everybody should go and visit it if you go to Abby did and the girl in the Raven, they were a few other places we visited that were great Luke's cafe, they have just it was hard to choose from their menu. And I chose a symphonic cheese and my husband got some amazing chili cheese fries that probably would have given me a heart attack if I didn't eat them, but I did try them. And they were great. Also, we went to just there's a Greek restaurant there that we love. It's just, I don't know. So many different places you can try. And I think that's one thing you have to do if you're going to Abbott it is make sure that you are prepared to eat. Okay, so I'll have to bring my stretchy pants or my bigger belt whenever I go, so I can enjoy all the food and enjoy all the tastes and everything. You said that sometimes it's just like these small town chefs they take so much care in the food. It's not about when you get it all out. They have a little more time to be able to put a little bit more love into the food. And it's just like you could just tell from the flavors how amazing it is. One thing I noticed too when we were there, it is not that other places we've gone have been different. It was just every place we eat. We went to Greco's grill and cafe was just this little small place, the owners would come out and talk to you. Everywhere we went and they didn't know who we were. We went in there just like everybody else. But they came out and they were talking to tables and I thought that was a nice touch, and that was really just about everywhere we went. In fact, it was funny. The first place we ate was this really cute diner called chicken little, and that's like going back into the 50s and 60s. It's really, really cute. And my husband started not feeling well. And had nothing to do with the food 'cause if he was excellent. And we were going to try to go back there at least one more time before we left, but didn't get a chance to. But the waitress was so nice and well kind of found out she was the owner, later we found that Al. But she was so helpful. Oh, if you're not feeling well, and telling us where all the urgent cares were and they were just, I don't know, you feel like your family when you go and eat at any of the every restaurant we went to. We just felt like we were home and we were far away, actually. Well, that's so cool. What came I really appreciate you sharing all these things about abington, it sounds just like a wonderful place. And I can't wait to visit someday, but now it's time for the final countdown. If somebody only had time for one meal when they visited abington, where should they go and what should they eat? They need to go to the tavern and I'm not going to tell them what to eat. I had a wonderful chicken and rice dish, but I can't remember the name of it. My husband had the jambalaya. We've loved both of those. But don't forget to get dessert because I have to say that was probably the best part. Right, what kind of dessert did you get? I got a chocolate pie and sometimes chocolate pies could be too rich and it was wonderful. And my husband had the cream fillet, which I got a quick taste of and it was great too. Oh, nice. Nothing like finishing off a good meal with this and even better dessert. That's really awesome. Obviously you were there for a little while and it kind of like fulfilled one of your almost like a lifelong dream of checking out the theater. So can you tell me one of your memorable stories of your visit? I think one of my most memorable stories was touring the barter theater, and I'm so thankful to Katie Brown and amber for allowing us to do that. Because there are so many actors who are famous who have passed through that theater, and there is a piece of a tailgate truck that Gregory Peck if you know who he is actually drove. And it says Gregory Peck drove this truck. And I just thought that was so cool because To Kill a Mockingbird, which Gregory Peck started is one of my favorite actors. And to know he passed through there, and that he actually was driving a truck full of actors around. It was really cool. Yeah, that's really awesome. It's like it's amazing to think like, okay, you see actors and actresses today. Most of them are flying in their private jets and like driving their limos around and everything else like that. And the old school actors like Gregory Peck, I mean, like you said they were just all kind of jammed into the truck together and hey there, wait, let's go on to the next spot. That's really fun. They also, if you ever watch Seinfeld, if you know the character Newman, he's also, he passed through barter theater, and he's actually from my husband home county where my husband grew up. So we saw his picture on the wall of people who had performed at the barter and of course we went crazy. That's awesome. Well, speaking of good times and good memories and everything, where's the happiest happy hour in abington? Well, there's a lot of great places. We're not really happy our people, but we have the tavern has an amazing bar. If you're going there for dinner or if you just want to go in and have a quick drink, there are tons of little places that you could go. If you want to spend more time with hills brewing company, they have some award winning craft beers there, and we really tried to get over there, but ran out of time. But if you're wanting to go at happy hour and then have a good meal, the tamron had a wonderful wine list and a great selection of mixed drinks. Oh, nice. I'm all about trying like the local beers and everything. So for me, the wolf hills sounds like a perfect spot. Now one of the things I always do whenever I travel is check out the local pizza. What's the best way for pepperoni pizza in abington? Well, right up the road from us was this wonderful little restaurant called Bella's pizza. And it's local. I mean, there are a lot of pizza restaurants around the interstate, but if you want something local, go to Bellas. Oh, fantastic. So I know you are similar to me as far as being a freelance writer, and you have your travel blog and everything else. And so I know you travel a lot. So you must have some really good tips. What's your best travel tip? Planning, I think, I think the best travel tip that you can do is to plan, but also change the plan. Do a lot of research. The abingdon, Virginia website, visit admin, Virginia dot com had some great things that we were able to put together and itinerary. And don't be afraid to talk to people at the convention of visitors bureau, stop by and say hello, because they're always everywhere we have gone, they had been great resources for us, even when we just done a last minute trip. Like, hey, we're okay, we just walked in and we're seeing your town. They're always a good go to if you're wanting to know some of the best places in town that the locals go to. Oh, for sure. I think it's one of those things that nowadays we are so focused on. Let me just Google that. Let me just do this. Let me do that. And we forget that there's a very valuable resource in most of these towns, even the small ones, like abington is right there ready and willing and able to help out, you know, the visitor bureaus for all these cities have just tremendous amount of information. Obviously they got the insider knowledge and a lot of times for my frugal heart is they have coupons. So, you know, coupons for restaurants, coupons for attractions. They may have a discount passes, whatever they have. That's a great way to be able to save money as well. So I'm all about visiting those videos of bureaus. We would not have known about Luke's cafe, which was an amazing meal. If it hadn't been for Tanya at the visitor center, she's the one who told us about it. We probably even might have been on the website, but she let us know to go there and it was happened to be close to the muster grounds. Then it all kind of worked out. So yeah, always go and ask, go into the CBDs, pick up a brochure and ask questions. We do that everywhere we go. Fantastic. Well, again, Kim, I really appreciate you coming on the show and sharing all these amazing tips for abington. I can't wait to go. It sounds like such a cool road trip weekend for us to be able to convince it sometime..
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Go if I wanted to grab pizza in Osaka? I have to say I wouldn't recommend doing pizza in Japan. Although if you really insist, I would say, ask Italians who live in Japan. And see where they go. So if you happen to know any Italians or maybe ask online, where would you go to get your pizza fix? But I would also argue maybe okonomiyaki is in a bit like a Japanese pizza, so maybe that could be your pizza there. There we go. Gotta kind of sometimes you gotta be flexible with your definition of pizza, right? Right. Right on. Well, like we talked about earlier. I mean, you've written for so many different magazines, like time and so many others, and you've been on some of the other shows. I even saw that you were on the show with Anthony Bourdain, right? So you know so much about travel. What's one of your best travel tips? Wow, yeah. It's hard to say because there are so many different circumstances. Best travel tip in general. So you mentioned Antony Bourdain, who I adore, and he has a great travel tip or simply a life tip that I think is really apt. And that is to try your best to arrive early. If you have a meeting, say at 6 p.m., try to be there 5 45, 5 50. And it saves a lot of headache. Having a flight or something, something can happen along the way. And I realize, you know, why stress and hope that the taxi can drive faster or do I need to run to the gate? I think you can relieve a lot of the major stresses and headaches of travel if you aim to allow enough time. So that's what I do my best to do. And if you happen to be there very early, then, well, another opportunity to people watch or maybe try another food or even just get some work done or something. So that would be my major travel tip. Yeah, I think I need to take a little bit out of advice because I'm notorious for showing up right on time. And things happen. Life happens, you know, and everything else, right? Well, often put in Japan that timeliness is very important. So it's considered rude if you do not show up on time. So if you're meeting people in Japan, do your best to get there, not fashionably late. All right, well, carmina, I really appreciate sharing all these amazing tips for Osaka. I've learned a lot. Can you tell the audience a little about who you are, what you do? And if somebody has more questions about Osaka, what's the best way for them to reach on social media? Absolutely. I'm always happy to chat with people online and answer any questions. I have been vlogging about Japan travel, subcultures and all that since 2007, my site is la carmina blog, la carmina dot com or just Google la carmina. And so I have a lot of resources from over the years, firsthand stories from Japanese travels, restaurants, temple stays, gothic nightlife, fetish parties, all the craziest stuff. So I encourage people to check it out if they want some resources on the more alternative and hidden side of Japan. And in addition to that, I've appeared on a number of travel TV shows, including for Food Network, travel channel, CNN, NBC, and others. And I freelance for a different publications, such as time, CNN. Yeah, architectural digests, photos and different travel magazines. So that's what I do. You can find me at la carmina, also on social media. I'm on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, at la carmina, or just look me up. Google Cloud for media, you'll find online contact info and links. Fantastic. Well, we'll definitely include links to all that in the show notes. And again, thank you so much for being on the show. And we look forward to seeing you when we travel there. Sounds great, thank you. What a fun conversation with carmina. Although my kids are a bit young for the exotic attraction carnita share, I know that they love to visit Super Mario world and the Osaka Pokémon center. You can find all the links we talked about today. We travel there dot com towards such a socket. We want to say thank you to clear from being today's affiliate partner. Clear keeps you moving through airports, stadiums and more with their exclusive Tesla side verification technology. Take advantage of our special limit of time offer where you can try clear free for two months. Go to we travel there dot com towards us clear to sign up today. Join us next time, so we had to carry carry New Zealand. To speak my new friend Heather Markle of Heather Marco dot com. In this episode, Heather and I talk about hiking through rainbow falls, learning about the Maori culture at the Rhea and visiting the camp house, which is the oldest house in New Zealand. People join us when we travel there. If you've enjoyed this podcast episode, please share with your Friends and tell me what you like most. Make sure you follow us on your favorite podcast app that we don't miss any upcoming destinations..
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"On a fun scavenger hunt all over the city. Well, that'd be awesome. I think that's especially for people like me that are from the area. Those type of scavenger hunt books are an awesome way for us to learn about new things that we probably just drive by everyday when we're on our way to work or running about our daily lives. So that's really awesome. I can't wait for that book to come out. If somebody asks questions about your books or about some of your articles or just about LA, what's the best way for people to reach on social media? Probably the best way they can reach out to me is on Instagram at Danny Seamus and that's DA and NY SEA. And that's where I post everything and they can contact me there and then you can also learn more about the books on my website, which is secret Los Angeles book dot com where I don't really press that some awesome books, and I'm glad that you have two and then a third one coming on the way. So that's really awesome. And thanks again for sharing all these awesome tips. And we look forward to seeing you when we travel there. Absolutely. Thank you for having me. What an awesome conversation with Danny. Talking with him brought back so many fun memories of when I lived in Southern California. I can't wait to go back. You can find other links we talked about today. We travel there dot com for such LA. We want to say thank you to cirque de Soleil for being today's sponsor. Intermission is over. Oh, by cirque du Soleil is now performing only a Bellagio Las Vegas. Buy tickets now at circulation dot com slash L or learn how to enter one to three pairs of tickets by visiting today's show notes. Join us next time as we head north along the California coast to visit San Francisco. And speaking of my new friend Ruth Carlson, the author of secret San Francisco by ruby press. In this episode, Ruth and I talk about watching the blue angels of fleet week, seeing the murals at coit tower and exploring the schooners at Hyde Park. We'll be joined us when we travel there. If you've enjoyed this podcast episode, please share with your Friends and tell me you like most. Make sure you follow us on your favorite podcast app that way you don't miss any of our upcoming destinations..
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"The carnitas tacos and pupusas at saritas or some of the newer ones. You get, you know, there's sorry, sorry for Filipino, sticky rice for Thai, just a whole myriad of delicious options there. That's really great. Now I know that there's some old school places that are in downtown, like one of them that I remember as a Phillips. Yeah, so Philips is the claims as the inventor of the French dip sandwich. And most likely the coals is another place downtown that claims to invent the French dip when somebody dropped the sandwich in the jus. But yeah, oops is definitely a classic and I love getting the lamb French dip there, which is great. They're mustard. What are some of the other favorites, the people shouldn't miss one of their visiting? Sure, yeah. I'd say, you know, if you are in Hollywood, you have to go to musso and Frank grill. It's the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. You'll probably recognize it. It's been featured in tons of movies and TV shows, mad men and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but just a classic place, the waiters are amazing. And you got to get a martini there, which is fantastic. And steak and shops all the classics. Right on. Now one of the things that since we moved to Nashville, we don't get a lot of the same Mexican food that we had when we were in Southern California. And I know that LA obviously has a big Hispanic population. Where would we go for some awesome Mexican food? So one of the great things about LA is you have the opportunity to try such a wide variety of Mexican food, just from all different regions. So I think if you're going to want to oaxacan, try some excellent moles, which is in koreatown. Definitely recommend that. Taco trucks abound, and so many really great ones. But if you're going to go some of the classics, mariscos jalisco is excellent for ceviche and tacos de Camaro. Leo's is a sort of a staple for late night late night dining post bar for their Al pastor tacos. And then if you head over to boil heights, check out la azteca tortilla, which has these incredible burritos. They make you can see them making the flour tortillas right there. And they do a Chile relleno stuffed burrito, which is just amazing. Oh, that's so awesome. The people that make the tortillas right there in front of you, those gotta be the best, you know? Yeah, definitely. You know everything's fresh. You know, they're making it all with love and just put in their heart and soul into it. And you can just taste it in that flavor for sure. You really can, yeah. Well, Danny, I really appreciate you coming on the show and sharing all these tips for LA. I learned some new things, even though I lived in that area for all my life, but now it's time for the final countdown. If somebody only had time for one meal when they visited LA, where should they go and watch the I would say Grand Central market. So I would go there and just get a bunch of different things kind of do a little mix and match. I would say the wonton soup at China cafe. I would say the pursuers at sarita and pie at fat and flour. Oh, nice. I'm more of like, I just go to one spot and I'm gonna get what I want there. My wife is more of like, okay, I wanna try this from this place so I'm gonna try this from this place so it's like a perfect spot exactly for her. Definitely. Right on. So okay, so you lived in LA now for a few years and I'm sure you've had so many awesome experiences, especially when you're working on your books. What's one of the most memorable stories of being in LA? One of my favorites is I wrote about a group that's called the whisky and poetry salon is a fantastic group of cofounded by Kim johannesson and she basically what they do is they offer you whisky tasting and exchange for reading a poem. So you can bring a poem that you wrote or that someone else wrote and your favorite one. And for being brave and getting up there, you get a little liquid courage and get to learn about all these fantastic whiskys. So I really love have gone to a number of their events, but one of the times that I wrote about their anniversary event, I then went and met Kim and was talking with her and she said, you know, just thank you so much for writing about this. She said because of the article, we sold out and we actually added another night and had sold that out too. So I can take all the credit for anything. But for me, that was just really exciting to share this amazing organization and group with so many people and help them grow and introduce people to these hidden spots. So that's something I just always love to do. Yeah, that's amazing. I love it. I'm in the same way that as far as being a freelance writer and with my podcast and my blog, it's like you get to highlight certain micro businesses, essentially that people, whether it's a city or even a business within that city, a lot of people don't ever think about it or they might just drive right on by and next thing you know, like they miss out on something that's really amazing. And so the kudos to you for being able to bring that whole environment up to a lot of people and helping them expand and sell out that's fantastic. I love that. So speaking of good times and everything else and drinking, where's the happiest happy hour in LA? Well, I'd say, for me, it's our neighborhood spot. Little fatty little fatty is a great restaurant for Taiwanese and Chinese American food. It's fantastic. And they're adjoining bars called accomplice and they do a great happy hour there. It's Sunday through Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. and you can get everything from Taiwanese beer, wine and fantastic cocktails. I mean, it's really one of the best cocktail bars in the city along with some great small bites to get a rolls dumplings, fried chicken bow, things like that. Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, I'm definitely gonna hit that up when I come when I come out there, maybe we'll get the share a drink or something. That'd be great. So one of the things I always do whenever I travel is check out the local pizza and I know there's a couple of my spots that are kind of my favorites when I was in LA, but what's your favorite place for the pepperoni pizza in LA? Yeah, I mean pizza in LA has come I think a long way. I think people used to kind of write it off, but they were just some really incredible spots. One of my favorites is lodge bread, which is here in Culver City. They just do I mean, obviously they make bread and excellent, but they also do this fantastic pizza. So I think that would be that would be my recommendation. Right on. It's right around the corner for when I used to race to live up in LA. So that's pretty cool. Check out all that. Now, like I said, you wrote the book about LA, a lot of amazing tips, but you also traveled a lot of yourself as well. Which one of your best travel tips? Talk to locals, find out what they're up to and just be open to those new experiences and allow for unexpected detours. I think it's good to kind of have a game plan, but you gotta be flexible and ready to just, you know, stumble upon something new. Oh, absolutely. And that's why that's why I have this podcast because a lot of people aren't comfortable talking to somebody that they are just next to the bar or whatever. And so this way, at least they get to listen in on some of the conversations and get some of your best tips. Yeah. So Danny, I really appreciate you coming on the show and showing you all these amazing tips, even though I lived in the LA area of majority of my life, I learned a lot of new things and I can't wait to come back and check them all out. Can you tell the audience a little bit more about what you do and tell us a little bit about your books? Yeah, so I'm a writer, editor and photographer written for a number of different websites. And I'm also the managing editor for a site called cheapism dot com. And we cover budget friendly travel food, all sorts of fun things. And then I've written a couple of books about LA, so the first was 100 things to do in LA before you die. And then the most recent one that just came out is secret Los Angeles, a guide to the weird, wonderful and obscure. And all sorts of fun under the radar spots there. And then I'm working on the third book now, which is going to be scavenger LA and that will uncover send people.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Danny, welcome to the show, buddy. Haley, thank you for having me. Today we're talking about Los Angeles and Los Angeles is a big place, but has a lot of really cool pockets of neighborhoods. I used to love living in that area and it's really good to have you on the show so that way I can kind of reminisce and hear about some of the places that I grew up going to. Absolutely, yeah. Happy to explore it again with you. And it's kind of one of the things that I love is sort of talking to people who grew up in LA and sort of introducing them or reintroducing them to places that they haven't been. For sure. So what's your connection to the city? So I moved out here just over about 12 years now. It came out as an actor and I wasn't alone. But I was doing film and TV and commercials, but then I started writing as a day job after a while I started writing for how it's like through a list and time out, ally weekly, just writing about restaurants and things to do around the city. And also started leading food tours with the company called 6 taste. So really got a chance to be on the ground and introducing people to great restaurants. That sort of really got me into the history of the city and just really loving all that has to offer. That's awesome. I'm sure I probably read some of your thrillist articles because I used to love going to that site when I was first working in LA and learning about all the cool places to go. When I was single and trying to meet women and go out and have fun with my friends, so I'm sure I'm sure I read a lot of your articles. Yeah. I occasionally Google things and find my own articles. That's pretty awesome when you do that. If you had to describe the city of LA or the people in just a couple words, how would you do that? Sure. I would say vibrant is probably one of the words that comes to mind. I've always felt sort of an error of electricity when I just from when I first moved out here, just sort of the excitement of possibility what's around the corner. So I think there's a really great energy about the place and people. For sure. I think that's one of the things about LA that opportunity that, like you said, you came out there for yourself to get into acting and everything else. It just pulls so many people from around the nation. And we're around the world even to LA and it just creates this awesome culture. And also mix. So I know from living there that the weather is normally pretty awesome year round. But for those listeners, that maybe don't know much about the weather in LA. Can you tell us a little bit about the weather and if somebody's planning a visit, when should they plan on coming? Yeah, like you say, it's definitely can't really complain about the weather too much here. And we do have the May gray and June gloom as they call it kind of overcast during those months. But I would say late spring and summer are definitely excellent times to be here. Probably late summer really fall attends to actually get pretty hot. But yeah, it's at least bringing in early to midsummer it would be great. For sure. Yeah. I remember that August and September were actually hotter than June and July. Right. Yeah, definitely. So, well, right, okay. And when people are planning their visit as far as like different festivals or different attractions that happen throughout the year, what type of activities happen throughout the year as far as they may be people want to plan that trip around? Part of it depends on kind of what you're wanting to explore. But I think definitely in the summertime there's so many great festivals to check out, particularly music festivals, you can go to the Hollywood Bowl or the Greek theater, some of these bigger outdoor venues, iconic venues, but there's also a lot of free concerts all over the city and how to our movie screenings, things like that. One of my favorites is the free jazz at lacma. So right in front of the museum, you just sit out there and enjoy some live jazz. So that's great. That's kind of a highlight, but if you're interested, there's the valley county fair is always fun, which happens in May. There's me say weekend little Tokyo in August. There's a lot of fun. And then, you know, in cooler weather, actually, as you get towards October, you've got the DIA de Los muertos festival or several of them happen all over the city and lots of haunted houses, things like that. So you get a different feel of the city then. Oh, for sure. And obviously people know about the roast parade that happens there on January 1st, over in Pasadena. That's like iconic. I remember growing up and you have to wake up early on January 1st and watch that all day. I think that was a lot of fun. Absolutely. The floats are incredible and there's ways too you can see the floats and it's usually like the day before. Day after there's a chance to check them out if you're not able to make it cracked down on the first there. No, for sure. And one of the things I loved doing when I was a little bit older in like, you know, early 20s or early 30s was going to sine spy over at the Hollywood forever cemetery. I could see in the movies. Yes. I love that. People thought it was a little weird that we're gonna go watch a movie in a cemetery. Is that cool? Is that okay to do? Right, yeah, yeah, usually the first question is are we going to be sitting on their graves? Are we sitting on the tombstones? No, no. Kind of dedicated space and yeah, that's a lot of fun and it's been amazing to see that grow over the years. And it's a huge huge audience now, but they do elaborate photo booths where they'll have just a huge set themed for the night of the movie. They've got DJs before and after it's a lot of fun. They actually do a off season series now during starts like late fall through the winter, but they take over some of the old movie palaces downtown. These beautiful ornate theaters they'll show classic films inside of those. So that's also a lot of fun. Oh, wow. Yeah, it's really evolved since the last time I went. I think I've last time I went before I even had kids, so it's been a decade or so, so that's really cool. They've continued to evolve and make it a better experience for everybody. That's awesome. Now, when people are planning their trip to come out to LA, obviously the biggest airport there is LAX. Do you recommend people flying in LAX or one of the other satellite airports? Yeah, I mean, LAX obviously is going to have the most opportunities for flights in and out for people. But I would say Hollywood Burbank airport is definitely a great one to look for it because that's going to be just a much smaller and feels like a small town airport. So that or Long Beach pretty much the best bets. I mean, if you're going to Disneyland, you might want to consider John Wayne airport down in Orange County because of a more accessible for that. But yeah, otherwise Burbank and Long Beach. Yeah, Ontario was also a pretty good option. Obviously, it's a little bit further out. I always remember they always had some good prices. But we used to live about three miles from Burbank airport. And so that was like our go to. You know, we hated going to LAX because we knew that you're going to be stuck in some of the traffic and it's like that big horseshoe design and everything else like that. It was kind of a pain. I understand that they're now in the process of building that new transportation center. So it's going to ease up some of that traffic, right? Yeah, hopefully, I think they're working to improve that. I mean, it's an iconic airport too. One of the fun things about flying in and out of LAX is actually seen the theme building, which is really cool arches. There used to be a restaurant up at the top of it there. And they're trying to work out something to revive it. But if you do fly in and out, that's definitely worth checking out. That would be awesome. For my experience, LA was like the known as the place to have a car. It's like very much a car culture. The joke used to be that the public transition would take you everywhere, you don't want to go, you know, or drop you off like a mile from where you need to go. Like with the Africa which landed as it goes close to the airport maybe it's a green line, and it stops literally like a mile from the LAX. So it was kind of a pain. But I understand that they've been building and expanding the public transportation. So that way you can actually go out to the beach now. You can go to a lot more places now that you used to be able to go. So do you recommend people getting a car or using.
Tulum, Mexico - New Home for the Digital Nomad?
"Won't places. I always loved the travel mexico. Amazing food amazing. People like so many fun things to do and so today. We're talking about a city. That from what i've heard it's primarily like a playground for the rich and famous. It's called to mexico. I've i've always wanted to learn about it and so it's awesome to be able to have you on the show. No i'm really excited about two may be the other side it to learn that you haven't heard as much about okay right on. So what's your connection to the city so during the whole time. I figured out that. I wanted to go and and move in and try somewhere different worker motley so we looked at places that we were able to really dive deeper into experience the culture but also. I'm a big nature guy and we want to be able to go to the beaches and go to snow taes and get out to the forest and stuff and and to really fit the bill for all of that. It has really everything you would want when you go to place vacation but also if you're looking to go longer term consistently have things to do day in day out and so like when you're working remotely obviously you know. I have a lot of friends. That are like kinda digital nomads. And everything else like that was the there are strong internet connection for you throughout your time while you're there or was it like setup for you'd be able to do that remote work i mean it's incredible out there to be completely honest. It's it's built for people that really want to go out there and actually start building a life out there. There's condos constantly popping up but for the most part restaurants on the beach cafes on the beach and then we had an airbnb that we were able to really improve the internet at and they're really focused on that stuff. You look at airbnb. You look at hotels. A lot of them will will actually include what their internet speed is to make. Sure that you're able to work remotely from there. It's definitely big priority for them. That's also even like when i travel. I'm always like working whether it's on the podcast on my blog or whatever so I love having that high speed internet. No it's crazy. Honestly like i had a lot of friends that would go down to beach clubs for the day and they sit there pay thirty bucks for a beach chair with food and drinks and they work from there the entire day. And it's a really cheap way to be able to get the internet. You need if you're going for a week and you just wanna be able to experience the culture and experience the environment while you're out there as well
When Is the Best Time to Visit Bangalore?
"If people are planning their trip to bangalore. What time of year should they plan on visiting is. What's the weather like throughout the year and are are there certain festivals that maybe somebody wants to plan the trip around. A bangalore is a isn't all the time destination. You know that is no specific. Dying usually You know the bangalore's weather is very very pleasant because we are about a thousand meters abbassi level so that gives banglore You know an advantage in terms of weather art temperature remains between you know when i talk about fahrenheit it remains between six eighty eighty five throughout the year which is a very pleasant whether it's never cold over here and it's never too hot either. The only thing about bangla. Rather is the rain. It rains almost six to eight months a year but that rain is not very harmful. You know usually rains overnight. And it doesn't disrupt workflow but that rain brings lot of greenery lot of Drawn queasy to to the weather has a lot of trees A lot of gardens and also everything blows them when when when rain comes at banglar. Bangla becomes very very beautiful so people. Are you know who don't like rain. And all they don't need to worry about it. Because as i said you know most of the time it rains almost the entire night. And you're back to normal during the daytime so and the weather is very pleasant to the so you know. There's nothing like you know. You should not doing this time while that bang. It's all around the you can come anytime and and you can enjoy.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Welcome to the show haley. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to be here today. We're talking about one of my favorite cities austin texas at the city. I almost moved to. I had not found the right place. Here in nashville. So it's a city i love. I love to go visit. And i can't wait to hear your your tips for the city. We'll thank you. Austin is my hometown now. I'll tell you right now. I'm talking to you today from new york. So if you hear some sirens in the background i apologize. I've lived in new york long enough. I have earned the right to call myself a new yorker. But i also one of a proud few nowadays who can claim to and born bread and buttered in the city of austin texas. I always try to get back there as often as i can. You know if. I was still there. I would probably be complaining nonstop about how much it has changed the traffic. This and that but living here really gives me perspective. And i can get back there and there's so much there that i can appreciate and i can recognize so much of the beauty. That is still there. Something that is kind of funny as i find whenever i get back there i kinda go back to all of the old places that i knew and remembered from when i was growing up. And you know. I've i've i've heard about new things but so when you talk to me you're really kind of getting the perspective of old austin. I'm in some ways. I'm i'm of a time capsule in that regard of that's fantastic. It's one of those things that those comforts for those memories that you have growing up there really kinda just bring you back home but we mentioned new york city all i can think about. Is that old pace picante commercial. All the cowboys hung hanging around the fire. You know in the old west and everything like that and somebody asked for some for some hot sauce or whatever. Somebody's taste somebody made in new york city. Get a rope. I know exactly what you're talking about. I'm bi cultural. I have earned the right to call myself a new yorker for whenever. I'm in the mood to do so. I will always be a native texan as well so i really do get to borrow the best of both worlds right on so Obviously like you mentioned you go back and forth between new york and austin on a regular basis. I'm sure you plan your trips around the weather and a different around different festivals. And things like that. So what time of year should people plan their visit when they when they're going to go to austin look. I always you know if i can. I try to go to austin in january february to get away from the cold new york city winters. That's just me in texas. They're really kind of two seasons their summer. Not summer you can. You can trust that the summer is going to be brutally hot but you know for the rest of the year is pretty mild and an enjoyable now. Of course the weather in texas. Turn on a dime. You can walk inside a building and you might walk in. And it's in the seventies outside you. Walk out fifteen minutes later. You nose down in the forties or fifties or something like that but for me. I like to go there in the winter as i just said But bluebonnets season in the spring. You know that's march april when you get to see all the beautiful wildflowers. That's a great time. I personally think that. October is one of the most beautiful months of the year. So you know october's a terrific time and you know. Obviously the heat during the summer is is pretty unbearable for most but some are has its benefits as well so it really just kind of depends on you know how much you can take that and i mean obviously the summer is hot. That's one thing. I'm gonna use to year in nashville as well. But at least you have like barton springs to be able to take a dip in the water and cool off and everything like that so if you only go there in the wintertime. You probably not gonna be able to do that absolutely now. We'll say. Barton springs is open year round and i have actually gone swimming in barton springs in the winter. Actually growing up. My dad. And i went there a few times when it was actually maybe in the thirties or forties outside and the thing about barton springs. If you've never been barton springs is one of the greatest swimming pools in the nation I tell anyone if you're going to austin that is an absolute must do. It is a natural artesian fed spring. Who'll in in the middle of the city. The temperature is constant constant. Sixty eight degrees so if you go there in the summer you jump in the water. It is a brutal shock. But it's also going to be sixty eight degrees in the wintertime as well. So if you go there and it's cold out you're going to see some steam rising and it could be pretty pleasant surprisingly so i've been there in the winter as well one of the great things about austin or just the incredible amount of outdoor activities. There are to do and the swimming activities aren't just limited to barton springs People often ask me what. I miss about austin one of the things that i missed. The most about austin is even as much as it's grown as bad as the traffic has gotten. If you know what you're doing you can still be the country within like fifteen to twenty minutes and there are so many other wonderful swimming holes that you can explore. I mean you could take a trip to austin just devoted to swimming one of my absolute favorites about a forty minute. Drive outside of town is kraus's e springs. That's in the town of spice. Would it is a beautiful swimming hole. there's a little waterfall there. It's an incredible verdant tranquil environment. You can do that. Also one of the most spectacular grottos in the country hamilton's pool which is even closer to austin that that really won't take you long to get to it all now because of cove and a few things this past year. They actually did. Close it to swimming. Hopefully next summer it'll be open for swimming again. But it really is one of the most magnificently beautiful places that you can see in this country. I saw buzzfeed list where they were mentioning these beautiful places in the country that you've never heard of hamilton school. Made the list. So you can do that. There's blue hole in wimberly. The barton creek greenbelt which is actually in the city of austin limits. Has some wonderful swimming spots as well. I mean if you like to swim. Awesome is the place to do. It really is well. That sounds like a lot of fun. Especially right now. It's summertime right now. We're recording this and it's nice and hot. I wanna go out there and take a dip in cool off for sure so when we're talking about also planning visit there are times when the city's super crowded with different festivals and there's also different other things that go on other events throughout the year. Is it a good idea to go there during south by south west or new limits. Absolute the hell out of town. South by south west comes through. You know people. When i tell people from austin they'll be like he'd south by southwest said. We always left town. Never south by south west was going on. I mean i'm old enough to remember when that thing started. It was a very small regional musical festival. Totally different deal. I mean the traffic. It is impossible to do anything and so i. I really recommend staying away from austin when when that's happening now. Acl i've done acl a few times and that can be a really great time but you know you have to be committed to doing acl and making acl. The main point of your visit if you're coming to town around then as well okay. That makes a lotta sense. What about like more lesser known festivals. Where the city doesn't get too crowded. it's more locals. We can still go enjoy yourself and still be able to see the rest of the city without being overwhelmed by hordes of tourists. Well you know a great local tradition is yours birthday. This thing started in nineteen sixty three. It is really hard to explain if you've never been there. I like to say it's kind of a miniature woodstock i mean. It is a hippie festival. We're talking drum circles. Basically a bunch of people invade. There's this park. Central austin close to the university called peace park. It's the last saturday in april and man. The people watching that you're going to see there is fantastic. They talk about. Keep austin weird. Well yours. Birthday is austin weirdness at it's finest so if you want a a true local texas experience that's something that i would Would maybe recommend considering getting a taste of right on that. I think that'd be a lotta fun but maybe some this wouldn't be super interested in that when you talk about things that you do on the summer one thing i was reading.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Life now over thirty years. That's that's amazing. And i remember seeing the bags when i was there in billings and they're very attractive with like it's like a mixture of the red and the black ones i saw. They look very tough. And so my friends grab some while they were there and they love traveling with them. So that's awesome. Yeah getting into the whole travel thing. You know with with my lifestyle whether i'm out on the road traveling or just going to the farmer's market on saturday we kind of started you know. A lot of the products were created around an active lifestyle. Like if you're on the go all the time and you're going far you don't want to be let down and so i've tried to build things in a way that it's like mil spec for the civilian market so double tough lifetime warranty that sort of thing and but yet built in a way that it won't break on the other side of the planet. 'cause i'm hard on gear. I'm i travel a lot to go places. I like to do stuff. And sometimes i'm just rough with my stuff and i'm just like throw it in the back of the truck into the boat into a plane in whatever we're doing you know we're always going somewhere and it feels like i don't have time to baby. Something just wanted to go and in a different way right versus. Just go at rush hour. I couldn't agree more well. That's awesome jim. I really appreciate you coming on the show. It's been fun and we look for when we travel there. Well thanks le- yeah. Have anybody stop in. Mentioned the podcast. i'd like. Give them a tour of the factory. Give them some tips. If there's some new restaurants opened up or other places to go. I'd be happy to share. That sounds awesome. Thank you so much. What an awesome conversation with jim. It's such a great time. Billions of years ago for the ex travel border conference. You'll find all the links we talked about. Today we travel there dot com for last buildings. Mostly thank you to acorn of being today's affiliate partner but acorns you can invest spare change automatically every purchase that you make plus you earn found money by shopping at participating retailers. This is a great way to easily beat up travel fund for limited time. We sent but we travel there dot com for us acorns. We'll both earn five dollars. Join us next as we had to austin texas this week my new friend evanston of the vanishing postcards podcast evident. I talk about taking a dip in barton springs eating at sam's barbecue and live music a broken scope. Join us when we travel. They're feeling this podcast episode the sherry friends. Tell me like most make sure you falls on your favorite podcast app that we don't miss any of this nations..
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Resorts that you want up in the Rocky Mountains. So fantastic. So let's assume that we're flying into the DIA once we arrived there and we want to get down to the downtown area of Denver, do we rent a car? Do we take public transportation. Like how do we get around from the airport to the city? And then once we arrived there. We have this wonderful new, a train. The A train terminal actually is inside the airport. So from the airport you can go to the A train and it will take you all the way through downtown and log. You all had the Central Station, which is our recently revitalized Trane Centre. And in the train Center. We have a brand new hotel and we have restaurants, and, and a beer hall and coffee shops, and, and we have bookstores. It's a great renovated. Building gorgeous architecture inside gorgeous, architecture outside and across the street is the Oxford Hotel, which is very classic of Denver renting, a car. All the major agencies are there, you don't need a car. If all she business is going to be in the city center, or if all your business is going to be, when you're going skiing because when you go to Aspen, there's a shuttle bus, that takes you around to all the different slopes, so young. You don't really need a car, unless you feel you want to be more in control of your time. We also have Uber and Lyft. We've got a good taxi system here. Everybody seems to respect a dog. Body else. There's plenty of off-campus long-term parking at the airport or short-term parking, right by the terminal. I usually take an Uber myself either because I figure by the time I would have the hassle parking and pay for parking. I just get dropped off and got picked up in a way, I go. So that's my way of flying in and out of the city and my car sits in my garage that makes life certainly so much easier. So, say we take, you know, the A train into downtown and things of that nature from there were should we plan on on staying as far as booking a hotel? Should we say that that downtown Porter or is there someplace else that we should look at? So, I would say that the downtown Corridor for your first time in Denver, is a great central place to be. There are things that you should be seeing due to the north, the West, the south east. If you go west and the lovely part about Denver is, if you see mountains, that's the West. So you always have your compass orientation and wage. 14000 foot mountains. The mountains are always visible. Unless it's raining. We hardly ever have cloud cover or small gear? So you can always tell what Foundation you are. So the city center has got the zoo. It's got the main library. It's got the art museum. It's got the Museum of Natural History. We have golf courses. We've got restaurants, we've got movie theaters. We have the Denver Center for the Arts has 5 theater. Venues everything. I'm a little in the round theater to. We have our own opera house. We have our own musical theater performance venue and we have just so many wonderful classic historic buildings to if you remember the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Well Molly Brown actually was a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic song. And her husband built the Brown Palace. And so, the Brown Palace Hotel is a triangular hotels in downtown. It's so classical you go in and it's beautifully. Carpeted wage, wonderful, brass, fixtures and Hardwoods everywhere. It actually has a tee time with atti service very much. Like, if you've ever been to Vancouver, but very classic bought a very elegant. We have a Four Seasons, we've got oh my gosh, you name it. We've got it. We have a JW Marriott. We have a four seasons of the high end at the low end. We have a lot of everything. So you could stay here in town, I would think easily. From $75 to $1,000 a night depending on your taste much of downtown is walkable. We do have a light rail system that will get you to different places. There are several communities that we have, we have the Denver Tech Center. We've got Cherry Creek. We have going North Palm. Lakewood all of these are communities that you can go and visit. I wouldn't think you'd do that on your first visit here. You probably want to just focus on downtown. Oh, we also have a wonderful basketball arena. We also have a fabulous, very it's new but it's classically. Designed baseball stadium. And of course you might have heard that we have Mile High Stadium for this Broncos, football team, you might have heard of. And so if you love sports, we've got it all. And if you're into amateur sports, we have a whole bunch of soccer fields and Tennis Courts, found a concert venue just to the north of downtown and we are also one of the few cities in the United States that has a professional rugby league in Glendale, which is just south of downtown. And so there is a Rugby field of the ladies where the national champions last year. The men were national champions two years. Or so, very good quality rugby. If you're into that sport, hasn't got the same traction As baseball or football yet, but you know, those that are into rugby realize, just the bumps on your shins are Badges of Honor earlier. You mentioned that your friend actually recommend, you come out probably seeing that sound like it was like wintertime and from understand like, Denver does not have as bad of a winter as you might suspect, right? I guess all the snow is primarily up in the mountains and based on the elevation of Denver and just the conditions, they may get a little chilly but it's not your three feet of snow. Like you, like you might think. Well, the beauty about how Denver was created, it's, it's the Confluence between the North Platte River and the Colorado River and the Cherry Creek. And all of those things came together, which is always how Town's got started in the old old west, but it's just east of the Foothills log. Rocky Mountains. And what does that mean? I mentioned, we have fourteen thousand foot mountains here, right? So, all the weather, blows up and shoots everything really high. And by the time, the precipitation normally hits and touches down. It's in the Eastern Plains, which is why we grow all of our fruits and vegetables and our corn and whatever we grow on the Eastern Plains. We used to be part of the package is territory and all that flat land that used to be part of Kansas. We have a bit of it and that's east of us in the Eastern Plains. And so the central part of Denver what is subject to as massive swings of temperature. And so the thing I tell people is be prepared to wear layered close. So this is true. I got up one day and it was a hundred degrees and the next day it was 35.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Night, right? Great segue for me. So, Simon a Brett who's been in Bangkok for a while. Has a company called speak. It's one of the top rated tours on TripAdvisor and Page. This is actually a great safe way to get the experience without having any of the concerns about getting ripped off, etc. Etc. But he does offer nightly tours on wage Took drives you around to some of the cool and interesting sites at night and also takes you for some great food as well. I've personally done the door. It's fun and easy way. I get an introduction to the city, perfect. Yeah. I mean I think that's great because instead of trying to figure out where to go the tour is already done for you, right? And I'm sure it's pretty affordable as well, and seems like a great way to explore our city. And so let's talk about some of the things that maybe we do on the tour or just we should check out while we're in the city. Anyways, you kind of alluded to it a little bit earlier was like some of the historical sites and everything in the, in the old C. But what are some of those things that we should check out? Yeah, I kind of see that Bangkok is like an onion. So, you know, I hear from a lot of people like Bangkok. I don't know. Not that interesting. I want to go to Phuket searching. My it's too busy. It's too this too. That I really think Bangkok offers so much. It's like an onion, so many different layers to the city and so much to explore home. You know, some of the, this is pretty obvious, the place you go to see is the Grand Palace or the emerald Jade Temple. This is the most awfully site in the country. It's the most important Buddhist temple in the country, and it's absolutely stunning and beautiful. My tip here by your ticket online and you have to cover your shoulders and wear long pants, but go there for a couple of hours and just take it all in. It's a fabulous place to visit and just a second, tallest, building in Bangkok and the building with the highest Skydeck in the city Mahon Nakhon, just finished a couple of years ago. I just went up there a couple of months ago pretty spectacular building pretty awesome, roof deck, and pretty spectacular, views of the city again. Buy your ticket. Online before hiking over there, I went up for Sunset obviously. That's a great time to be going. Another tip. I mentioned that Chao praya River. This is a pretty big thoroughfare. Basically that traces the west side of Bangkok and it's near The Old City. There's tons of these giant longboats that bring computers to different fairy stations along the river and something like four twenty cents. You can jump on these boats, they're not meant to be tour boats, but in reality jump on their get a window seat or. Well, there's not Windows per se, but sit by the river and ride it for 30 minutes for 20 minutes for an hour. And then City just ride back or jump off on another station. This is like a lot of fun. I one thing I want to ask is okay. Obviously like you mentioned that the city's really big with like ten to Fifteen million people. And sometimes in those bigger cities you got to worry about pickpockets or you know, these are no such things when you're on the boat or you're on the subway and those type of things. Do you really have to watch out for like, your, your belongings or wage is a pretty safe? I would say very safe. I mean, of course there are pickpockets, are there must be. I've never had a situation like that nor am I even really heard of friends or friends of friends, who have been mugged or pickpocketed, etc, etc. The one thing Aladdin. Way, I gave that example the must-see Grand Palace. This is probably the most horsted site in the city meeting. That's where some of the scam artists are. So one of the scams in this is probably across the world. Is some tie guy. Probably speaks pretty English will come up to you and go oh, Grand Palace is closed today. Let me suggest that you go here. And of course it's never closed and he's just trying to sell you something else. So be careful of those touristy scams that can take place in the more tourist areas of publicity. Sure. And like you said, if you buy your tickets online, you already know the schedule of when it's open, anyways, so you know that for sure that it's going to be open that day. Definitely one of the things that I know that people really suck when I think about about Thailand is like a movie type fight and I actually interview somebody from Chiang Mai and he said that Bangkok is a place for The Watch movie Thai fight. Yeah, the great thing about Thailand, Thursday is we tires everywhere. There's two real stadiums with in Bangkok. One is lumpini, which is really famous that used to be like really in the city a couple of years ago, they built a newer Stadium outside of the city a little bit. The other stadium that name is I can't think of that name right now but the job The two stadiums, there's basically a fight every single night, usually alternating between the two stadiums. The thing that kind of frustrates me a little bit, is in the area, surrounding the ring, the best seats. You're basically as a tourist, you're forced to sit in this area. So there's tons of cheap seats, wage in general for hunters are not allowed to sit up there. So, in other words, you're forced to sit next to the ring, which is great for the view, but you're charged give or take $50 for the seat. Where the cheap seats are, you know, probably five or ten dollars, so just be aware of that when you do go to visit, nonetheless, you gotta go see it once because it's a off some experience down again with. Like we talked about some of the other attractions do we need to buy our tickets online ahead of time or this is something you can just walk up.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Remember what shorter yet. That's one hemisphere. You're in right the shortest the northern hemisphere longest if you're in the southern so but that's cool that it's a family friendly. Because a lot of times. I travel with my children and their six and ten right now and so A lot of times that. I get to travel with them while my wife is working back here in nashville and so finding things that are kid friendly that are kid appropriate and those type of things is kind of high on my list of things to do. Whenever i'm travelling you'd fund. He said things to do in biton. So much right on. Okay cool Let's talk about some of the things that we should be doing when we're visiting bright aside from these things that happened throughout the year. Well i love vintage shopping i. I'm a huge advocate of them. Sustainable fashion up cycling. So we have lots and lots of places to do that super famous or super well known as lowe's advantage tools around the lanes so we've got the north lanes in the south lanes. Biton to south lanes are where the book by mock was set was a lot filming on seafront. The north lanes are wed is vintage shops selling retro kind of secondhand preloaded clothes and they will quite reasonable will say this lodo shopping to be done off the being tracked. He can go to kemp town which is a little village. Which is the comments the gay area. Because it's where they have pride. They have the festival in july. Don't show this year and that they could not streets in gay bars and gay current ups over there. And then also and hove has amazing little streak shopping and i would advise people also to go to the sunday market which is a kind of inside a secret..
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Next to him and everything's add like now be be respectful absolutely and they have signs up and everything. When you go there to about i forget what the actual distances but they have that on the signs as far as like how far away you have to stay and and all that kind of stuff. I have young kids. And i don't want them like renting up jumping out like riding a horse with no kids. Say back no and then the green sand beach is also down in the southern part of the island. It's really cool it. Is you know as a caveat. You have to have a four wheel drive. If you're gonna drive up to it otherwise there are locals that are there that will put you in the back of their pickup truck for ten or fifteen dollars or whatever and and take you there kind of as a little offer. Taxi kinda deal but otherwise it's a it's a pretty good hike too if you wanna walk it and it is indirect sunlight so i don't you know unless you're have a lot of water in pretty said i don't really recommend trying to hike it but if you have a four wheel drive you know you can get there otherwise i would take the one of the locals offers on a ride up. There are the sounds good. You know the name of that one papa kayla okay. I'm i'm talking the spelling of these. Well them in the show notes on the map and everything like that so that way. Well let's take a step back because obviously when people think of why it's all about beaches and hanging out and everything like that. But i think that there's so much more to learn about the island and everything but the first you mentioned earlier about getting chewed island. That's generally you're gonna fly into kona but there's also the hilo airport to right so there's two different options if you're gonna be flying safe from like the west coast or different part of the us over to to the big island right. There are most of the flights. do come into kona. And that's where most of the people will end up flying into. The advanced to the hilo side is that it is closer to the national park. And so if you're coming there specifically for the purpose of going to hawaii volcanoes national park and you wanna stay closer to that side. I would recommend finding the hilo if that's your primary focus but for most people that want to get you know whole overview of the whole island. I would definitely recommend flying into kona and service really well directly into kona from several cities on the west coast delta flies in their united flies in their american alaskan and south west actually just at flights as well and so you know any of the western cities san francisco l. a. Seattle portland san diego. You can all fly directly straight into kona fantastic. Yeah i love. The south west did that. I've had the southwest companion pass since two thousand seven. So i have a reason to use it alluvia absolutely right on your mentioned earlier that you should get a rental car because it pretty much the way that island The way i what i've take of it is that it's big enough where you want to have to have your own car. You not be getting an uber or shuttles or whatever else like that the entire trip so get your car and then that we drive around and be on your own schedule correct. Yeah absolutely if you don't have a car you're just gonna miss out on so much that it offers It is a pretty remote areas amid is a lot of off the beaten path kind of things. And if you're trying to do that on an uber or public transportation it's going to be very difficult to impossible and so definitely recommend the car a lot of people like renting jeeps. You know the four by four. It's not a hundred percent necessary. You know you can get by with a car But if you do have a jeep skinny give you a little bit more of that clearance so that you can hit some of those more off roading type places okay cool. That sounds pretty awesome. Well let's talk about some of the other things we should do while were there. Because i know there's like we talked about. There's an abundance of things to do beyond the beach and see you go there for like a week obviously spent a couple of days on the beach relaxed. Chill-out hit the water. And everything else like that. But there's like so much more we should be doing when we hit the big island. Yeah there is. I mean you can do just about anything. Obviously your your water activities kayaking. Snorkeling waterfalls are really big There's some botanical gardens You can go zip. Lining take a helicopter tour. But you know some of the things that i really like our stuff that unique to the big island. And maybe the most favorite thing i've ever done on the big island is go stargazing and you might kinda say wait what stargazing and hawaii. You don't really think about that but you know wear hawaii is located. It's the most remote island chain in the world and so if you look at a map it is literally ocean all the way around for forever. People don't realize just how remote it is and so that location mixed with the fact that you've got these two huge mountains in the middle of the island and very very little light. Pollution makes it one of the most ideal if not the most ideal place. In the whole world to go stargazing. Oh wow yeah and it's just breathtaking. A company called epic tours. That does the stargazing trips. And it's a small group tour. They usually do it like in a jeep or a little sprinter van. But you're looking at maybe four six people that you go up and they take you up one of the mountains obviously at night so we're looking at probably nine ten o'clock at night once it's good in dark and you drive up above the clouds and as soon as you get above the clouds you can see stars everywhere. It is amazing. And then they they take your pictures and you can get silhouette pictures and all this kinda stuff with you in the stars and i mean we were looking at saturn. We saw jupiter and actually we were seeing constellations because of where we're at that typically you can only see in the southern hemisphere. They point out all the different constellations. While you're up there and words can just not describe how many stars there are in the sky when you get up there so that that is something that i always recommend the people. It's not something you think about doing when you go to hawaii but me having been there for so long done literally everything on the island. That is mytalk thing that i recommend you do. That is amazing. My my podcast editor steve. He was just talking to me the other day about a place in colorado that he was going to go on a trip to about the dark skies initiative. And kind of what. You're talking about that. Low light pollution sparsely occupied as far as the number of people. Everything like that. So that way us have just incredible views of the night sky that again. I'm from southern california. We have lights everywhere and we probably see like three stars in the sky and going to a place like that and just having that. Experience is probably mind-blowing. Yeah and they send you home with pictures of it too. It's just a really cool thing to remember like you said you just can't you can't do that anywhere else to that degree. Sure sure. what are some of the other things that happened there on the island i. I was looking at something like a chocolate farm tour. My wife loves chocolate chocolate. So.
"huffman" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Do we rent a car. Do we take uber public transportation. Like how do we get around from the airport to the city and once we get to the city. How do we get around there as well. So uber doesn't really exist in halifax exists. But it's so hard to get an uber and to figure it out. Like i basically tell people don't bother it's just too challenging and you'll be waiting forever the airports actually. It was built really far from the city. 'cause they overestimated how big halifax was going to be. So it's about forty minutes away in dartmouth which is kind of. It's a part of like the larger region of halifax that not part of halifax proper and it's centered away in the forest. It was really poorly built. I'll be honest. It's like a huge dog hub. Because they just cut down a china trees now all the fog settles there so like it's a really cool to fly in and out of 'cause you're gonna like fly through this like hayes of fog that you you don't see anything all of sudden like bam there's no scotia and all. These is really like very cinematic highly. Recommend it. Yeah but the cab rides because it's forty minutes away. They can cost like eighty dollars. Canadian and it takes a long time to get there so if you really wanna save money. There's a number of different options. There's this guy called like driver dave. And he's one of a number of shuttle buses that are around the area that you can pre book the rideshare shuttles..
What We Know About the Indianapolis FedEx Shooting
"I'm anthony davis the nineteen year old gunman who opened fired fedex site in indianapolis killing eight workers before taking his own. Life was a former employee with a history of mental illness that leads to his detention by law enforcement last year. Police and fbi officials said on friday the incidents the latest in a spate of at least seven deadly mass shootings in the united states over the past month unfolded at a fedex operations center near indianapolis international airport after eleven pm. Local time on. Thursday police said it lasted only a couple of minutes and was over by the time. Police responded to the scene. Witnesses describe a chaotic attack. As the gunman opened fire with a rifle in the parking lot before entering the facility and continuing to shoot leaving victims both inside and outside the building officers found the suspect dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound a fedex spokeswoman and police identified the gunman as brandon huffman. A former employee the facility. It was believed he lost worked at the plant in the fall of twenty twenty the f. b. i. said the suspect had been placed under a temporary mental health detention by indianapolis police in march twenty. Twenty two his mother contacted law enforcement to report. He might try to commit suicide by cop. The massacre is the most recent in a series of us mass shootings that has again pushed the issue of gun violence to the political foreground. Thursday's gun violence at the fedex. Center was the second mass shooting. In recent weeks
Texas Legislature Targets Houston's Harris County Judges Over Felony Bonds
"Time the bail reform in Harris County. It is so bad. That even the district attorney, Kim Ogg, under whose watch this is happening? Is in favor of a bill that would reign in these activists, judges issuing low or no bonds to violent criminals. Houston State Senator Joan Huffman introduced SB 21 in response to the growing concern about judges and Magistrates allowing known killers to roam the streets rather than sit in jail. Andy Conners been tracking the numbers through crime stoppers Houston the 103 individuals now charged with murder while they were out on multiple felony bonds. 15 of them are actually back out on bomb, he says. There's often times that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing Last month, you have a Harris County Sheriff's Department officer that was shot at by a guy who was on three felony bonds, all in bond forfeiture to me, That's the bigger pain. Sure we don't have a clue how many defendants are fugitives on felony part of the problem, he says. His felony court judge is taking it upon themselves to apply the bail reform. Settlement regarding misdemeanors to felony cases. Nick Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio, 7 40
‘Operation Varsity Blues’ Trailer: Matthew Modine Leads Netflix’s College Admissions Scandal Doc
"A data set for a documentary on the college admissions bribery scandal. The trailer for Netflix is college admissions bribery scandal documentary titled Operation Varsity Blues dropped. It mixes interviews with clients and narrative recreations of the FBI's wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer and his clients with Matthew Modine, starring As the mastermind behind the scandal, Rick Singer singer persuaded his wealthy clients to cheat to get their kids into elite colleges. The scandal involved a couple of famous faces. Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin. Both women ended up spending time behind bars. The film's out March 17th That's Michelle Pelino reporting.
Robinhood-GameStop hearing will scrutinize how brokerages get paid for trades
"Game stop hearing on capitol hill stock market versus casino and news from down under leading. Today's news grab the popcorn. Robin hoods vlad. Tentative melvin capitals. Gay plotkin rutted steve. Huffman and citadels kenneth griffin and keith. Gill are also to testify. Before the house financial services committee at twelve pm eastern lawmakers will get their chance to grill the executives and hearing focused on short selling online trading platforms gamification and their systemic impact and our capital markets and retail investors. Also making an appearance is read it trading star known as warring kitty who is credited with helping start the game stop mania though his actions are being pro by massachusetts regulators since he was a registered securities broker an army of day traders following wall street bets the red at forum dedicated to quote making money and being amused while doing it up ended some market dynamics last month by taking aim at some heavily shorted stocks they ran them up as a group triggering short-squeezes and causing some hedge funds like melvin capital to record billions of dollars in losses. The party came to an end after brokerages restricted trading on stocks like game. Stop an amc entertainment. Though robin hood took the most flak due to its communication about the events and delay and taking curbs off of a meme trading
"huffman" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"People have been waiting here for hours lined up three deep behind barricades. Back back behind the gate just to catch a glimpse. Step back, Get out of the way. And then the faces of this story finally emerged. I love you e, but they're not flanked by publicists. Laurie, Do you have anything to say this Loveland Instead? Police and lawyers are at their sides. I'm sorry. He doesn't know, you know, because Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin are both of the center of the biggest scandal in academic history. This'll is a big story today. Operation Varsity blues more on that fallout from the college admission scandal rocking Hollywood this morning. Blue Huffman in Laughlin are the most well known There are only two of the many people charged with scamming the system to get their kids into elite colleges, Guys. Louis Jade, I don't really care about school as you guys don't know. They were led by Rick Singer, a con man posing as an admissions counselor and his vast network of co conspirators. Exploited his client's sense of entitlement, hubris and obsession with status. It's the home run of home runs at it works if every time unfortunately, white collar crime is nothing new, but this time, it's different because the victims of.
"huffman" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Barricades back back behind the gate Just to catch a glimpse. Step back, Get out of the way. And then the faces of this story finally emerged. I love you e love, but they're not flanked by publicists. Laurie, Do you have anything to say this Loveland Instead? Police and lawyers are at their sides. I'm sorry because Listen, He Huffman and Lori Laughlin are both of the center of the biggest scandal in academic history. Thistles. The big story today Operation Varsity blues more on that fallout from the college admissions scandal rocking Hollywood this morning below Huffman in Laughlin are the most well known There are only two of the many people charged with scamming the system to get their kids into elite colleges, Guys. Louis Jade, I don't really care about school as you guys don't know. They were led by Rick Singer, a con man posing as an admissions counselor and his vast network of co conspirators. Exploited his client's sense of entitlement, hubris and obsession with status. It's the home run of home runs at work, if every time unfortunately, white collar crime is nothing new, but this time, it's different because the victims of these crimes Are your Children? Welcome to gangster capitalism. Listen and follow this podcast for free on the I heart radio at number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one Hard radio goes one on one with George Strait to discuss his process for picking a great song to do the thing that catches my eye here I think first is a melody and the melody you know, you still have some kind of hooked to it, and then so will the lyrics. But I think the main thing that catches mayor first is the melody and And then course you have to listen to the lyrics and you know there has to be something there. But it's hard for me to just put my finger on one thing and say, You know, this is what I'm looking for in a song because I don't know exactly what it is, but when it when it strikes me, you know, it's just, you know, it's just there. And I know that I want to go in the studio and that'll be something I want to cut. Keep listening, Toe I heart radio for more George Strait and all your favorite artists. Eight. A lot to get to, so let's do it. January 8th 17 90, United States.
Complaints Made Against Turkey Producer, Cargill
"Nonprofit groups have filed the petition with the federal trade commission against cargo one of the nation's largest turkey producers the complaint alleges cargill makes misleading labelling claims by suggesting independent family farms play a role in the production process. Angela huffman with a family farm action alliance says given the company size and scope. the labels. Don't match what's happening. These are not truly independent. family farms. Cargill is controlling the process the hallway through she contends the turkeys are largely produced in a factory farm setting the complaint also mentions concerns about worker safety and the company's environmental impact and asks the ftc to investigate. The company declined a request for comment. But its website says its programs are in compliance with legal requirements. I'm mike
Lori Loughlin begins prison sentence
"In quarantine, but definitely not at home. Former Full House star Lori Laughlin. She started her two month prison sentence over the weekend for her part in the varsity Blues College admission scam. For the two week Corona virus Quarantine in isolation. His ABC is Megan to reason. Lachlan is serving her time in the same Northern California prison as Felicity Huffman did both actresses charged in the college admission scandal. After she finishes her two months behind bars. Lachlan will likely begin her 100 hours of court mandated community service.
Felicity Huffman completes supervised release after college admissions scandal conviction
"In the college admissions cheating scandal, actress Felicity Huffman is finally completed her sentence. Though she had on Ly served a 13 day prison sentence, which began last October she spent on supervised release ever since the 57 year old Hoffman are officially and did that part of her punishment. Yesterday, Hoffman was involved in the college admission scandal known as Operation Varsity Blues. That case played out of federal court in Boston. The Desperate Housewives star supposedly isn't going backto work just yet. But she says she plans to as soon as possible
Felicity Huffman completes college admissions scandal sentence in full
"Cheating case, actress Felicity Huffman is officially free. Though she had only a 13 day prison sentence, which began last October. She has been on supervised release ever since. 57 year old Huffman officially ended that part of her punishment. Yesterday she was involved in the college admission scandal. That case played out of federal court in Boston. The desperate housewife formerly Desperate Housewives supposedly isn't going backto work just yet. But she says she plans to soon an
Felicity Huffman nears completion of college admissions scandal sentence, requests return of passport
"From federal authorities as her supervised release from her college admission scandal conviction. Is nearing an end. Lawyers for Huffman said in a court filing yesterday that they're requesting the passport, which is being held by U. S probation in pretrial services. Now Hoffmann was sentenced back in September of 2019 to 2 weeks in prison for paying $15,000 to a college fixer William Singer. Inflate the scores of her daughter, Sophia. So she's like, I'm done. I want to leave now ready to get out of the country. I don't know where she's going to go. But I believe that plans. You know, rich people. Gotta Ridge. That is true. And a
Why Rent Your Marketing When You Should Own It?
"Hello and welcome to another episode or the duct tape marketing podcast. This is John. Jansen my guest today actually have two guests today, Clem Huffman, and Alexa are Sierra with south. Print in Charlotte North Carolina. So clemen Alexa thanks for joining me. I. Start with do you founded this business in Nineteen Eighty Eight Let's change in the printing business hasn't. John Absolutely. You're making you're making plates and slap an on and everything weren't you? Won't of copies a of plates you're right lot of masking but yeah, it's changed the time. Yeah. So so we're GONNA talk about some of those changes because some of that came about from you. Probably in some ways the reason you brought Alexa on his you guys are doing more than just print. So Alexei your. Did I get this right. You are recent very recent Grad of UNC wars I. Am I graduated from Chapel Hill's media and journalism school this past may yeah. So I get to ask you how is the real word different than what teach you about marketing in school? Is actually kind of funny. I didn't fully study marketing and. Advertising and PR. which as you know is Large branches of marketing. So. It's definitely interesting. It's it's been a great experience working. Here at socity Prenton getting to implement marketing and. Utilize advertising and pr just of those things outside of a school setting. Impact as you say, I think the thing that's so hard to replicate a course in an in an academic setting is that you know that customer that walks in the door You know you're you're you're not just studying. What they care about I mean you're talking in your, you're feeling what they're. You know needing and wanting and and I think that that that's the part that you. You know it's like trying to replicate stuff in a laboratory. You just really again, it's a lot more enjoyable for sure. So. So printing is a very visual business obviously. The. It's amazing how you know ink on paper looks different than on a screen. Looks different than on camera on the phone and whatnot. Has Has. All of the shift to the virtual world made. The case for a printing business harder and I, answer either one of you. Think it's harder. certainly. In the last recession we were. There was a lot of migration to the -Ture. Techniques Communicating I think now there are a lot of there's a lot of data that suggests that tangible. documents a postcard to use. The simplest example. Has a lot more power than it did. It's it does get delivered the post office pretty good at delivering and it it it if it's good, it'll be retained. If it's good, it'll be used. We've kind of connected the tangible direct mail with some some Ma digital advertising. Through a partnership we've joined and we feel pretty good about the ability to multi touch. Selects authority on my chest adore. I'll just let's just savable I walked in the door and I said, you know I'll just text you this stuff I, mean, why would I need I mean what's how do you make the case for? Just what Clem talked about the multi touch the multi. Mediums I mean, how do you make the case for direct mail or for a print brochure these days? Yeah. Little something that Clement I talk about a lot is how I think some people might misunderstand the impact that direct mail and More traditional forms of marketing actually have on business effort. So for example, millennials. Actually are one of the. Biggest I guess demographics that benefit from enjoy receiving direct mail so I think it's the data is behind A. Direct mail and more traditional forms of print marketing. Where it's the data speaks for itself and also I think because more digital were straightforward forms of marketing are popular. Right now is a great way for businesses to stand out by using Prenton.
The Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burning to Prevent Wildfires
"Four out of five of the largest wildfires ever recorded in California have occurred this year five, million acres of land have burned on the west coast. As officials look for solutions they're turning more and more to the native Americans who have long been forced out of tending to the land they once stewarded. So successfully, specifically officials have begun working more with tribal leaders on prescribed burning knowing when and. Where to intentionally burned parts of the forest in a manageable way to prevent out of control wildfires in the future quoting the New York Times long before California was California native Americans used fire to keep the land where they lived healthy that meant intentionally burning excess vegetation at regular intervals during times of the year when the weather would keep blazes smaller in cooler than the destructive wildfires burning today. The work requires a deep understanding of how wins would spread flames down a particular hillside or win lighting a fire in a forest would foster the growth of certain plants and that knowledge has been passed down through ceremony in practice. But until recently, it has mostly been dismissed as unscientific and quotes. Various organizations run by native American, communities have worked with other conservancy nonprofits and private landowners over the years to help them repair forested areas and make them more sustainable and in some parts of the southeastern United States prescribed fire has already been in practice officially by state governments for several decades. But on the West Coast, the practice has long been suppressed quoting again over the course of California's long colonial history native Californians were violently systematically systematically stripped of the ability to tend the land they had lived on for centuries as white settlers pursued gold, timber, and territory. This, dark history unfolded while modern firefighting agencies and techniques were formed under the heavy influence of Europeans who wanted to maximize timber halls said, Mary Huffman director of the indigenous. Peoples Burning Network the Nineteen Twenty article written by William B. Greeley in the Timmerman dismisses light burning as practiced by quote the Indians in various Western pine forests long before the advent of the white man end quote as fallacy propaganda that if he did would lead to the destruction of lucrative trees bill trip director of natural resources in environmental policy for the Kuru. Tribe Department of Natural, resources wrote in a piece for the Guardian the crew people were shot for burning as recently as the nineteen thirties. The idea of prescribed burning remained polarizing for decades as federal and state firefighting agencies were built up around the idea that wildfire was an enemy to be defeated using military-style tactics not a tool that could help prevent destruction and quotes. Now the US Forest Service and the State of California will be working intentionally with tribal leaders on prevention tactics including prescribed fire. It's a step in the right direction, but like everything will come with complications not only have the centuries of suppression built a deep mistrust, but the land itself has changed and new tactics accounting for climate change will need to be teased out while it's definitely a net positive Belinda Brown, a member of the Cosa Band of the Jima way ought to gain nation and travel partnerships director for the low Mukasey Restoration Project said quote we're getting that I told you so hard. My prayer is that ignorance won't stop us again end quote.
Reddit bans 'The Donald' and 'ChapoTrapHouse' as part of a major expansion of its rules
"So called so called free speech platforms are now banning All outlandish speech out. All outlines read. It is going to ban the Donald Red, which is one of the bigger threads on Reddit. It's It really is a huge threat on Reddit, and then just to make it fair. They're also banning Chapel Trap house, which is the socialist kind of mud grows over there. I mean, they really get in the mud that really gross and really ugly, but You know, they have a right to free speech to something they would never say about me. But Chapel Trap house has a right to basically say what they want, but apparently they're threat has been shut down. Two shut down 2000 communities after updating their content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. Policy up taking three weeks after black lives matter. Protests led several popular rented forms go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company's lacks policies around hosting and promoting racist content. So now Reddit has decided that they are going to continue to crack down on the ability of others to speak. I mean, read its CEO Steve Huffman said. Quote. I have to admit I've struggled about balancing my values as an American and around free speech and free expression with my values and the company's now he's around common human decency. So this is where the rubber meets the road. Here's the reality. There is an Overton window, right? These corporations are not the government and they are allowed to have certain limits as to what they will allow. But if your belief in common decency is basically you just agree with the policy preferences of left. Of common decency means you agree with the left. And that is what is coming into conflict with free speech and free expression and free speech and free expression are no longer existence
Investing in Voice - Yannick Oswald, Mangrove Capital
"Had a chance to really talk about voice dot at funding before. and familiar nego very interesting. Take on it as well one of the ambassadors for the voice I movement in the funding world. Maybe kick off by just telling us a little bit more about Mangrove I gave the intro that but tell us. What kind of things did you get involved in the the clients in the deals? He'd be doing recently mortgage from that. So. We Peeing Stage Venture Fund. A. Little bit specialists that we have always two hundred million funds, but we have very concentrated portfolio, so we do around. Thirty investments, meaning sixty seventy dozens purpose. And we always believed meaning. We get in very early and we on active cheerleader if Pronounce. And we have data handled so review, so we're going down with the doper -tunities. Investment checks the. Half a million up to five ISH Huffman up to five million, so this is seed funding on it as a stage code precede as well, do you do both of those you say early stage you could clarify the difference between those and you guys lie on that. Yeah, we don't really kissel much work. At the moment being put on the rounds. TAME Long thirty percent. Meaning as a product out there, people. We don't cast much rather is the and do that? It descend bit more. Odious. Companies has revenues and the stage where. You. Go Raisin. Yeah right right excellent, and what part of your portfolio is comprised by voice technology companies in particular. You guys focus exclusively on that a new interest for you, so it's getting your interest I think we actually stop it looking at the space, the ALF. Ago. Since then we've done one investment in staged company called. See Better in Paris. Essentially pump needed to reinvent entertainment by beating rebate access to high-end. Brilliant way we can dig into that a little bit and a second in general. What's the feeling in the investment community? You guys one of the earliest thing you really leading the charge on this or the other firms that are now dipping their toe in the water, and and showing interest in voice so us both bedrooms looking at the space in year but say. If, it of all investments that have been done net probably. Three to four venture funds that are looking at the space, but we definitely say. Would I one getting excited about it? Nice there any particular characteristics that you look for then in voice tech companies. A wide range of different types of products that are being launched. People are trying different things. I've some patterns just from interviewing people on the PODCAST, so I'm sure you've noticed some some trends as well as the types of companies will the type of use cases that voices being applied to the tend to do better from attraction, point of view, or from evaluation, point of view while other typical kind of the cases, all the areas potentially industries that are most interesting to you right now. Footed that into that? It's space so initially why we got interested in it is because it's so consume ass, using voice, technology and data, so basically used, but engagement conversion rates were extremely. Good. Instead of this, tell me us. They're ready. Use this new in. An extra enjoying it and they communicate engages. More than if they have to use the keyboard to put in data, so that will finish. Starting point where we realized, is this voice? From that what we having at we have the platforms via the voicing visit lodge and the platforms notables assistance. Everybody's involved home the next size this. Specific Arab just for us. But we are more than at all. Kinds of flux is use voice to enhance US experience into his. Business that at the end of the day eighty percent of the directions be has. Can Be done by boys, so we take him to do that. It's vision. We share absolutely the keyboard. It feels so antiquated. The fact that lasted so long crying out for. Crying on the alternative and one that's love it more human as well.
Talking to the Other Side
"Hello and welcome to the sustainable future for Friday. The twenty ninth of May. I'm Angela. Day. The thing all this episode is talking to the other side. How do we talk to the other side about the climate emergency? How do we find common ground? How do we get everyone working together? I spoke to Kevin Wilhelm. Ceo of sustainable business consulting in Seattle. I'm talking to Kevin will help. Who with naturally Huffman is joined all through a book called how to talk to the other side finding common ground in times of Corona virus recession and climate change. Now I know the coronavirus recession of very much for front of our minds at the moment but the climate change emergency has not gone away We really need to be able to talk to the to the other side because there are people who are vested interests and there are people who dogmatically opposed to the idea that climate change is a problem. So how do we talk to the other side Kevin? Well I think that the biggest issue that most people have said they've they've already set their mind set that they can't agree with somebody who may disagree with them and when we talk about issues like climate change versus Economy Muniz has been going on for for decades all the way back to say in the in the United States since nineteen eighty seven. But even if you think of the the first Earth Summit Rio in the second one in South Africa both times there was kind of a economic uncertainty that was going on globally and politicians and business groups said. Hey we can take action on this because it's hurt the economy and the same mindset is starting to happen now I you know through my consulting work and what we laid out in. This book is laid out dozens of examples of businesses that have made more money by Leaned into the climate change efforts. Because they've saved on energy. They've saved on Water. Saved on transportation costs innovated new ways of delivering products and services in your even seen it in the in the financial markets. You seen Ones where we've had record growth of the stock market for the last ten years up until February of this year and even during that time Those companies that were on say the Dow Jones Sustainability Index or the S. and P. Five hundred environmental and social impacts outperformed attritional indices which were performing record highs. And so. There's this myth that you have to give up money or sacrificed. Do the right thing are mentally and from a climate perspective and what we wanted to do was really flipped at notion on its head and show the examples of where it's win win no matter your perspective or not and so that. That's one way that we've used as an example to bring people from opposite sides because we feel like money is kind of like nonpartisan issue like if if you can make more money and I can make more money than then ideology somehow falls away a little bit. But then you've the very big players particularly well in energy and I'm GonNa talk about oiling. Talk about there is not a lot you can do to change your business to be environmentally responsible. I it's just gotTa be you you Mined Coal in an environmentally friendly way. Least if you do burning. Coal is not environmentally friendly so the sorts of pressures that we've got to find common ground with or at least we've got to convince them that we need change. Yeah absolutely I mean Colt a really difficult one I. I like to look at the entire. Fossil fuel industry is as one area and then each of them a little separately. So if you think about it we used to call them oil companies. Now we call them energy companies. And that's because you know. Bp Shell even Exxon Mobil realize that there was going to be a finite resource and the cost of getting to some of these places was going to be really difficult. And so as you've seen oil prices come way down that the more extreme places like the tar sands or the deep ocean off of Brazil. Just make no longer make financial sense. And so that had to shift because wind and solar power had become cost competitive. And so you've seen these these what we're traditional oil companies switched it become energy companies because they realized they could still provide energy different way. We've also seen a number of energy companies that have switched from coal to natural gas A. because natural gas is cleaner. But mostly because it's cheaper right now with all the the fracking that's been going on
Felicity Huffman's daughter Sophia accepted into prestigious university 1 year after college admissions scandal
"Says and Felicity Huffman's daughter is being accepted into a top university Sofia Macy is heading to Carnegie Mellon university's theatre program after mom's rolled in last year's college admissions scandal her mom pleaded guilty to paying fifteen thousand dollars to alter Sylvia's SAT answers well Sophia took the test again on our own got accepted into the
What Happened to the Students Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal?
"This week we also got an update on the college admissions cheating scandal the hot pocket Eris Michelle Jan Adams was sentenced to five months in prison for her role in the emissions cheating scandal she spent three hundred thousand dollars to help her two daughters cheat on exams and secured mission for one of them to U. S. C. and while parents are pleading guilty and not guilty in what is happening to the students wrapped up in the scandal none of them have been charged with crimes but they also face consequences in other ways for more on how the students have been affected we spoke to Kate Taylor she's a reporter at The New York Times in some cases he got into college already or take out of their colleges or have their initiative mission revoked which amounts to pretty much the same thing some of them had to take attention from college if you hadn't gotten into college at all at the time the parents were arrested me Turkish charges were brought in many cases were able to get into college or have ended up at a much laugh elite college than they were aiming for and while their parents were using a live it means try to get them at the college we don't know where they might have gotten in on their own accord if they had it all happened so Michelle Gant have her older daughter for instance he was angling to get her into your hygiene and that didn't happen she not only blushed rejected from USC they told her you can never apply again so she is now apparently going to community college so they've really had their lives upended and of course a lot of people are asked why should we feel sorry for these kids they're still very privileged and that is true at the same time I think for any young person to have your life so completely rewritten due to circumstances in other cases out of their control mostly kids didn't know what their parents were delaying you would be very difficult to cope with and it clearly gonna be something that they're gonna be processing for years to come when this was going down ms Jenna has two daughters were in junior and senior year of high school so they got banned from things like graduation and prom NEO for a young kid those things are very important not to mention people talk kids talk yes you were barred from going to school at all the school made a really interesting decision and because the school wouldn't talk to me I don't know why they did that but they said that the girl had to complete their work from home for the rest of your day couldn't come to school at all they were barred from campus which is obviously a really extreme measure to take a stand out for years said that the girls were shunned by friends and teachers so it sounds like a lost their whole social and academic world and the younger daughter ended up transferring to local public school it's a tough position for the schools as well obviously the colleges you rescind their acceptance letters all that but at the high school everybody wants to take a tough stand on cheating so I mean everybody is in a tough position when it comes to something like this what about some of the higher profile students involved obviously the list we have men and her husband William H. Macy only Felicity Huffman was in danger here she's already pled guilty went in and out of jail after just a very short time what happened to their daughter holder daughter who's a hasty we haven't had paid someone could tamper with and get her a higher score she was really hoping to get into killing our kids not firing actress apparently she had proceeded to the final round of auditions virtually art two days after her mother was arrested she flew out to New York to do the final edition after she landed she got an email saying you're no longer welcome to audition and her father William H. Macy described to the judge in a letter he wrote at the time of his life sentence saying that their daughter called them from the airport in hysterics saying please do something please do something apparently there was nothing they could do so she hasn't ended up going to college there she's still pursuing acting have gotten from bulls obviously really emotional when you get a calls on something like that so far there's been twenty parents including miss admin that have pleaded guilty and all this there's fifteen other parents including actress Lori Loughlin who have pled not guilty and they're going to appear in trial Lori Loughlin obviously one of the most high profile ones and all of this still yet to go to court and figure out exactly what's happening that's kind of the big fish everybody's waiting for she paid about between her husband five hundred thousand dollars for their daughters how was that bin for them and then also for Lori Loughlin's two daughters the daughters will put you at U. S. he ran we're looking at our husbands were charged in this case what we know is that they are no longer a student at USC we don't know if they were expelled or what exactly happened and it's not really clear what her older daughters giving her younger daughter Olivia jade who left the facility ata for library and influence circle for all staff wants to continue that career she was silent on social media for about eight months and that she resurfaced I need to in December with a very awkward somewhat painful to watch video seamlessly with bank and she really wished she could talk about what happened but legally she wasn't allowed to but she really messed her fans and it seems to have gotten largely negative reactions on YouTube and she's only posted another video since then so it's not clear if her career advancement there is going to