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"la studios" Discussed on WCPT 820
"And I had to go and say, well, mom, why wait? Which was not the right thing to say. But, you know, I grew up around it. Never easy. It's always hard. And honestly, I love how much Stephanie loves her mom. I love Stephanie how much was there and how much she was willing to open her heart and feel it all and be there for her. And I love the fact that her mother knew how loved she was. So that's as good as it can get. Yeah. And I think, I think Stephanie is the greatest testament to how good of a mom she raised Stephanie. I think you're right. I think you're right. That's the legacy that she wanted to see is how they raised their kids. And Stephanie is a fighter just like her mom. I would agree. Yeah, I would agree. Yeah. Well, I mean, what, what Republican, you know, mom wouldn't have a foul mouthed lesbian raging liberal radio show host exposing herself on stage at various sexy liberal events. I mean, we owe Stephanie's mother. We owe her a lot. Yes. Without her, we would not have gotten Stephanie. That's right. Born to wolves and raised by Republicans, I think she was what said in her book. Yes. Yes. Born a wolf. No, no, it's something. It's something along those lines. We're, we're messy. It's like the arc of the moral universe bends towards something. Sure. It has peronies. John, write that down, Travis. I like that. John. I mean, let's get into the news a little bit here. Um, last night, uh, house Republicans decided to, um, inject culture wars into a defense spending bill. What do you think about that? I'm completely shocked. Next thing you'll be telling me, Tommy Tuberville is a racist. exist. Uh, you know, look, they have nothing to offer. They have nothing to offer non -millionaires. Look what at a great week Joe Biden has had in Lithuania. Look at how Joe Biden showed up yesterday in the presidential palace Finland, of just where Donald Trump was four years ago with running spirits and carrying water and groveling before Putin shows up in the same palace at the same podium to stand down the Putin while we get these incredibly great inflation numbers that America is recovering from COVID better than any of the G7 allies that our inflation levels are lower, our economy is bounced back better any than of our G7 capitalist allies. Biden's having a really good week and the Republican Party is with dealing incredibly unpopular policies from getting rid of Roe v. Wade to blocking family leave to to blocking student loan debt forgiveness. So yeah, it's going to be nothing but culture wars. All they've got is Hunter Biden and trans children and I guess undocumented immigrants. But when you look how insanely low the numbers are of border crossings, especially after the Trump era, Title 42 expired. I mean, we were expecting this wave, right? They were saying, oh, hordes of people, nothing. The Biden administration did their homework and they were ready. They're handling everything. Supply shortage, gasoline prices. They've handled everything you can with them. So Hunter Biden is going to have to pay for this, guys. And so I'm not surprised by anything they last did night, especially after Tommy Tuberville. I mean, Tommy Tuberville is the one person who goes white to supremacist distract from being anti -military. That guy's had a really good week. I mean, if that's at how you want it, to look yes. Oh, I do know when you when you completely hobbled the U .S. Marine Corps and left them without a commandant for first the first time in over 100 years, if you're as dumb as Tommy Tuberville, you will distract us all from that by being incredibly racist. So we're talking about your racism and not your sedition. I mean. And by at the way, the Republicans have to own Tuberville. Yeah, they have to. Mitch McConnell has to own him. Every Republican who is not called for Tuberville censure for these repeated comments, agrees with it. Democrats, media get on their case, make them own it. They either disavow it or they own it. But Mitch McConnell's saying I'm against white supremacy. No, no, no. If you don't vote to censure Tommy Tuberville, you've signed on to the comments. They're going to use much more racism over the next year. And the best part is it's not going to work. Didn't work in 18. in Didn't work 20. Didn't work in 22. They can't offer anything to non -millionaires but Umbridge and fear. So get ready for more. Speaking of Republicans holding an account for stuff that's been said, I think it was last week. I would love to get your take on this. Mike Pence was at a campaign stop and he said that he doesn't think that the millionaires or the rich need to pay their fair share of taxes. Yeah, boy, I was really disappointed in Mike Pence. I had a really high opinion of him. I want every Republican to answer that question though. I want to ask every Republican candidate what they think of that policy. Everyone, everyone is only the thing that counts. When they talk about charter schools, we've got to come back and say, does America deserve to have the public best school system? Like just reveal their elitism through questions. Ask them to back up what they say, it's because exactly right. They don't think the wealthy should have to pay their fair share. I think the super wealthy be should made to feel the same amount of pinch at tax time as everyone else. The very wealthy should feel somewhat inconvenienced once a year at tax time. Sure. Because any society that allows billionaires and poverty at the same time to exist lasting. is about Yeah. No, you're 100 % right. And I don't have add anything to to that. John, what do you have going on in your show tonight? I don't even know who we have booked on, man. I'm so drunk I don't even know how I got here. We are we are live five nights a week and I will be doing the show from LA for the month of August. We're coming out like a whole month and I'll be broadcasting from the LA studios and trying to find all those actors who want to come on the radio but are not allowed to promote anything because we are on strike. It's really inspiring. It's very scary. I'm filled with hope. I'm filled with fear about it. I thought Fran Drescher spoke beautifully last night. she I thought was amazing. She came out yeah she came out hard yeah. I tweeted a version of it that a DJ set to music. I highly recommend. We opened our show with it on Progress last night. Look I think the studios are going to try to outlast and make everybody desperate until they're selling their houses and they give in. But what we're witnessing right now is something amazing. Artists are at this very moment leading the organized labor struggle in this country. And Fran Drescher said everything she said last night is everything the best politicians of this country have been saying for the last 60 years and how it is labor that creates the empires that the oligarchs enjoy. The oligarchs don't get to starve the labor. Labor capital they enjoy. God bless Bob Iger. You know Disney's done some great things but when you're on sitting tens and tens and tens and tens and tens of millions as a bonus every year, I'm sorry. You're the bad guy when the writers and artists who allowed you to amass that fortune. That fortune does not because of Bob Iger's creativity but because of the creativity of people that are trying to get paid for what they owe and anyone who's working this business knows. Look I see myself in reruns all the time on tv and I'll find five cents for the check. I mean like this is how people live and they try to do it with VHS and cable. They try to do it with DVD. Now they're doing it with streaming. Every half a generation they a find new way to tell artists we can't pay you as much. Sorry we don't know how this new technology works. It's really scary. We've got to change all the money. But the rich keep getting richer and the working people keep getting poorer and what we're seeing now is something that I hope conservatives and liberals will watch and hear and more actors will speak publicly about it. Celebrities can use that capital because all of organized labor is fighting the same battle that the actors and screenwriters are right now. It will be appreciated for your work because sometimes your boss can be an SOB. And it's also going to put a spotlight. The American public is going to feel that loss of content, that loss of art, that loss of creativity. So we're going to actually see that and know how important it is to have organized labor in this country. Exactly right. I have not been this proud of the president of my union since she played Bobby Fleckman in Great yesterday. Awesome. All right, John, we are running along with you. Thank you so much for joining us today and we'll see you again on Monday. Yeah. Okay. Let's do it. All right. Thanks, John. Yep. And this is the Stephanie Miller show. 51 minutes after the hour. This portion of the show is brought to you by Field of Greens.
"la studios" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Football Americas, live and underway here on ESPN plus on a Liga Mequis final Thursday. Alongside Hercules Gomez, I'm Sebi Salazar. Herk, as always, great to be with you. This is episode 250 of Football Americas. Can you believe it? I cannot. That's what I said. I cannot. Congratulations, Seb. We made it. I'm just hoping I don't get you upset, because when you wear that jacket, I tend to upset you. Oh, really? What was the last time I wore this jacket? I threatened to choke you on air. Oh, I do remember that out when I was in one of our first visits to the LA studios. That's why we got to be separated literally by a whole country. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, the yellow really pops. What do you got there? This is a limited edition. It's a Japan jersey, but it's the Dragon Ball Z Goku. Wow. Wow. Look at Herk. Just always dripping here on Football Americas. All right. Coming up in this edition of the show, we've, of course, got to talk about the first leg of the Liga Mequis final, Tigres Chivas kicking off later tonight. Mauricio Pedroza is going to stop by. We're going to do that at the end of the show, kind of a preview vibe as we get ready for kick there. We also got some big interviews in this show. Pellegrino Matarazzo. I had a chance to go one -on -one with him. The manager at Hoffenheim got them effectively safe in the Bundesliga. We'll also hear from Ethan Horvath, who's about to play for a spot in the Premier League with Lutentown. All that coming up here on this edition, 250 of Football Americas. But let's start with something that is near and dear to our heart here on the show, Herk. The U .S. Open Cup, and we're going to kick it off with some cup sets because there was two of them. Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Columbus Crew, and the Hounds beating MLS opposition, Herk, for a second round in a row. I mean, it's an open lane down the center. He's not going to miss from there. Very calm. Look at the crowd right behind
"la studios" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"What's up, everybody? Welcome to game scoop. I'm gross demon Hatfield. Joining me this week are Nick lemon. LA studio. Sam claiborne is from his family. I'm in the frame now. San Francisco. Come here. And Justin Davis joins us remotely as well. Scoop. And we've got a great show for you this week. Evidence continues to mount that GTA 6 could arrive as early as next year. And then just today the day they record this Thursday of this week. We've gotten the confirmation finally of Mortal Kombat one, the reboot coming just a few months away. So it's very cool. Giveaway for NBA jam, going right after it. Yeah. Wow, I don't get the reference. What's going on with that? Well, because NBA jam came out in arcades about the same time as combat. Okay. I'm on board with that too. But first, we are now we're one week into tears of the kingdom. Last week, Sam was the only one who had played it, so we had to rely on his opinions to get us through, but I assume we're all playing it out. Where to begin. So first of all, I love it. My fear all along was that it would feel too similar because it was using the same mat and my fears were. Have they been completely assuaged? There's no what a good feeling. No issue there whatsoever. I've been playing it every night since it came out for several hours and I feel like I've barely done anything. Yep. So I did the whole sky island, and then when I went down, tyro, I've just been doing stuff around hyrule castle, all the shrines around there. All the caves I can do, just sort of right around the area of hyrule castle. Because if I go too far, I end up find an enemy that just kills me with one hit. So I'm trying to up my heart. There's so much more game for you to find. I know. That's what I've been doing. Go ahead. Well, I was going to say it is really a good idea to get your hearts out. It's really we're trying to all figure out where to get hearty things right now and the things that get your heart yellow because you could really grind those in the previous games. And this one you really can't. So armor, getting your heart, those are like really important early things that I think everybody's trying to figure out how to do right now. And we're trying to write guides about that. It's really interesting. But what I can tell you is those enemies that are one hitting you, you might be able to hit them because if you fuse great stuff they drop to your swords and your weapons. You can get your attack up really early and really fun ways. Yeah, the game, I mean, the game is just so big and they're so much you can do. I know, I know I'm not like playing it like to the best of my ability. You know, most of my encounters, I still just try to hit the enemy with weapon I have. And that's not a criticism of the game. That's a me problem. There's just so much. Like the game in those first two or three hours, it throws so much of it at you. And then sort of turns you loose in the world. And there's just a lot to sort of juggle in your mind. So I have to remind myself, oh, the reason I was having a hard time with this shine is because I forgot about the ascend ability. Can we talk about the new area freely now, you think? Wait, wait. What's new are you? You know, the D word. The dungeons? No. No. There's a Josiah. You met her at the launch town that's in the center of hyrule, and she's investigating some holes that are scattered around hyrule. Have you jumped into one of those things? Oh my gosh, you gotta jump. Damn it. You have it? Is that really true? Yeah, that's why I was wondering, yeah. Oh, you got it. Okay, I just told you I've been doing stuff around hyrule castle. You gotta have them been avoiding it. This poke your head in. Okay. Keep your head in and see what's going on. Okay. There is actually some, I think this is one of the things that kind of popped up online and I think even in our IGM like slack channels, there is a Pura pad ability that you don't have to get. Like you can completely play the game without ever having yet obtained it. But there's a really good one if you just pursue the quest and the whole. So highly recommended for anyone out there. I will prioritize that tonight. Man, I don't even know what to talk about. So that's the only thing there is to talk about with this game. Yes. I do know what you mean about like I've also been playing the game every night and also a little bit before work each morning. And like you said, it just feels endless. It goes on forever. There is. And so I love it. It's my game of the year overwhelmingly. I actually like it a lot more than breath of the wild. It's probably my game of the generation, but I did have one particular sort of like, I have about 45 minutes before work. That's when I get to play Zelda. And I spent, I spent that 45 minutes, I climbed up most of a mountain and they got knocked off and died. And then I failed to shrine like two times. That was my, that was my morning, and I'm like, well, okay. Don't feel super great about this, but every single other time I play the game, it's just been absolutely incredible. Yeah. You're lucky you just got knocked off a mountain when you get knocked off an island right before you're about to finish something that's really hairy. Link's rag doll is so rude too. Just like that. He's already dead. The one thing that's always disarming for me is like, you know, Lincoln use the ultra hand diffuse things to his shields and his weapons and all that jazz. But the enemies can too. So for the first time, I was on a sky island and I encountered an enemy who had, I think it was like a stick with one of the zone I fans on it. He hit me with it, and then he just whipped me off of the sky island. I was like, oh my God. How am I going to get back up here? It has so many fun aha moments of adventure that feel wonderful. And has like a dude who knows the breath of the wild breath of the wild hyrule, like the back of my hand, I was also very nervous that I was like, do I already know this map? Do I know things? But whereas breath of the wild had a lot of emptiness between a lot of the landmarks and things to do and see. Tears of the kingdom really feels like hyrule is rebuilding after breath of the wild and it really feels like it's just so much more densely packed with not only people but things to do things to see. Like my favorite moment that I encountered in the game thus far is in the tutorial area when the game reveals to you the discovery that's like that shows up on screen whenever you walk into a cave and I was like, oh no. This game is gonna be a problem now because the fact that it rewards you now for discovering things. I'm like, this is wonderful. I did make a really, really long bridge that I fused together because south, east of hyrule castle, there's a river that's flowing very rapidly. So I couldn't film across.
"la studios" Discussed on Sound Opinions
"Sound opinions, and this week we talk about supergroups. I'm Jim D regattas. And I'm Greg kott. First, we talk with the most exciting supergroup making music today. Boy genius. The names Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy dacus and Julien baker should be familiar to sound opinions listeners. They're each responsible for some of our favorite albums of the past 6 years. Phoebe and Lucy have both been guests on the show, chatting with us. Phoebe's about to be out there opening for Taylor Swift's tour that broke ticketmaster. In 2018, these three Friends put out the boy genius EP, which quickly became a topic of obsession for a particular subset of music fans. Greg, remember that HBO show, mayor of easttown. They used a boy genius concert as a big plot point in 2021. I do for sure, Jim, and that's just a small indication of the excitement the trio generated with just 6 songs. Now, four and a half years later, they're back with an album called the record. 12 tracks recorded at Rick Rubin's shangri la studios in Malibu. But Rubin did not produce it. The group brought in Catherine marks along with Sarah of Illuminati hotties, JSON and Phoebe Bridgers frequent collaborator Tony Berg. They signed to a major label and put out a short film directed by Kristen Stewart. Over the next couple of weeks are going to be playing a high profile slide at Coachella and will be headlining the reset festival this summer. It's clear this record is a moment for the trio to level up. We were very sad, mister cot that you couldn't be here for the interview, but everybody deserves a vacation. Producer Alex claiborne stepped up with an able assist on what turned out to be a great conversation, really relaxed and casual. We were spending out when you don't know who you are, even how to find out when you called me from wine that jumps out to me as I listen again and again to the record is
"la studios" Discussed on ESPN FC
"The defending champs four nothing winner Sofia Smith her among the goal scorers. My MVP, I picked her not you sebi. That was me. Correct? Correct. Hercules Gomez always on the Mark. So was Portland thorns for nothing winners over Orlando to kick off there, NWSL, championship defense. 15,000 in attendance for that game in Portland here in Washington D.C., the spirit got a big number and a big win. 11,000 fans at Audi field to see the spirit win one nothing over OL reign Trinity Rodman the game winner. There you go. There you go. Highest paid in the league. There you go. Great run from Rodman. All that left foot too. That'll help for U.S. women's national team playing. As the spirit win at home to kick things off. And then in LA, angel city that sold the place out on Sunday, but couldn't get the victory. Angel city losing two one to Gotham FC despite a goal from number one overall pick Alyssa Thompson. All right, I said the over under was 6 and a half. I took the over. That's one goal right there. And I would like to report a robbery. Excuse me. I would like to report a robbery. Okay, I know you want to talk about some BAR Lin Williams midge purse with the goals for Gotham as they end up winning this game by final score of two to one over angel city FC and a couple other scores from the NWSL opening weekend, North Carolina beating Kansas City, won nothing Houston and Louisville playing to a scoreless draw. All right, for more. Thrilled to welcome in to football Americas are good friend Jeff kasuf, who is made it to our LA studios. Look at that, Jeff, man. Great to have you live in the house. Wonderful stuff. Thank you,
"la studios" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"There is wario ware on the GB. From the wario ware like some weird game assembly game yeah, what about like punch out? Like he would know that little Mac is a human. It's not set in the Mario. He's not even possibly be in the Mario universe. Wait, I thought Mario was the referee in those games. Or at least in the original. That's true. That's more of like an, that's a good point. And donkey Kong is in the background. I don't know. I don't know why this is so difficult. When he said Nintendo, I was like, oh, this will be easy. Yeah. Me too. We don't miss Nintendo. There's definitely weirder games in the DS, like Yoshi touch and go. This is pretty difficult. I'm just trying to figure out who would daemon have to look up to find out if they were human. I think it might be the wario way a game. I can't remember what it's called. Yeah, were you aware Inc? Man, I don't remember. Yeah, that's right. You got it. That's what it's called. Why are you wearing inks the original one, isn't it? That's just a very original wario ware game. It's called, it has, I don't know, it's called let's make it or since you shake it. It's called something. Okay. What about tomodachi life? There is also a wario where that was like a best of or to switch. Yeah, Tom adachi life. What a game. All right, two questions in the guess. Okay, well, should we just burn one for wario? Yeah. Okay, is this a wario game? Yes. Okay, so now we just have to figure out which one that is. But was there one on GBA? Hey, I think that's the original one on GBA. So that would have definitely been more in the 90s, yeah? Yeah. Well, it got ported to GameCube also with it did. The very original wario ware was called warrior ware Inc micromega games or whatever it was, and it was GBA, and then it got ported to GameCube, but then we should ask if it was on GBA first. That's our last one. We still have a question. We have one question. Oh, yeah. Then we got this. Okay. Is this on GBA first? Yes. All right, that's awesome. Yeah, it's why are you wearing? Maybe it's not though. No, it is not. So wario. That's what it's called. You all made a fatal error. The Game Boy Advance was released in 2001. Yeah. No, I knew that. But we got the game right. That's the GBA one. So it wouldn't be a it didn't have to be a late GBA game. It's worried. It's wario land four. Four. Oh no. Wario land four. I don't think we made a fatal error. Okay, look, yes, you're right. We made an error about the GBA, but we guessed a GBA wario ware game. That was our guess. Well, our thing is, is that we had three consoles, GBA switch and three DS, and we annihilated, we got rid of switch, and we're stuck on that we should have. A little bit of a renaissance right now because there's a spiritual successor to it. Right. Pizza tower. It's a tower. I just watched a YouTube essay about this game. I've never played it. It's like one of the few games in my Nintendo backlog that I hope to get to someday. I know. It shows up in the new switch online. Yeah. It's got great pixel art. This is a really good game. The animations are wild, especially when he walks up a ladder. Yeah. Great. Craig Harris gave this a 9. Yeah, well, that means it was mediocre at best. No, no, no, no, no. It's good. Oh man, it looks great. I can do it. Yeah, you seem to just discount the GX you thought maybe you thought it was released in the late 90s or something. Well, we kept coming back to the GBA. I want to point that out, but I know what you mean, yeah. Yeah. I agree. We were a little too fixated on three DS. Yeah. Look at those mode 7 effects. Anyway, nicely attempt. Thank you for your suggestion. Who is that JC in Elon, North Carolina? I think that's what he said. Viewers listeners, if you have your own suggestions or for 20 questions or questions for the show, email them to me at the address. Game suit at IGM dot com. And that is all the scoops that we have for you this week. Thank you, Sam. Thank you, Justin, thank you, Mark. Thank you to everyone working behind the scenes and our LA studio to make this episode possible. My name is Damon, this side chain game suit. And we're out. All right, I'll stop talking shit about Star Trek then. My run a show came together. Very last minute, so nobody knows what we're going to talk about. But that's okay. As well aware. Yeah. I mean, I don't really look at them anyway, so I'm at no disadvantage. If it's Resident Evil, I'm good. If it's not, we're screwed. I got nothing. No, we already evil Mark. We talked about legit. But I do. You're going to have to fall back on your natural charms. Oh no. This is the worst case scenario. And you're going to have to win 20 questions.
"la studios" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"And you're just like, what is happening? You're trying to shoot everything, and it's just not working. You're supposed to get into the morph ball and lay a bomb like two spaces back from that wall. There's nothing indicating that you're supposed to do that. And a lot of people will claim, oh, that's just metroid. Bomb everything. That's a bad design. In some instances. And this is one of the instances that it's a bad design. So if you're stuck, just bomb the floor for a little bit and a weird thing will come up and boost you up. I always get criticized for talking about how you can't backtrack in this game, so it makes me mad at it and it makes it not seem like a metroid game. And the answer. Well, okay, but I always get corrected where people are like, no, you absolutely can backtrack. That is a 100% true. The people that comment on that are right because at the end of the game, you can do a collectible run. Which is cool. That's totally fine. But you can't do a collectible run to beef up things in certain parts of the game because you get cut out of them. So you're served well if you're going to play a really hard run or something to follow a guide because there's miscible stuff until the end of the game. Does that make more sense? I think so. And lots of accessible permanently. Lots of really fun. Lots of really fun creative bosses in this game too. That I feel like metroid dread sort of took the torch with. Yeah, I mean, yeah. It's still the second worst 2D metroid game is to the original two of the worst. For Game Boy? Yeah. Yeah, that's fair. I actually have never played. I mean, metroid is like, I like metroid, but I can see why people wouldn't like it too much, but I guess I guess this is better than metroid. So it's the third worst. I think I sort of just replaced the first two with the remakes in my mind. Like if I'm going to play through the 5 mainline metroid games, I'm going to use the remakes instead. Yeah. And that's hard. I think it's also the third best thing. No, the second. Are there only 6? Aren't there 5? Well, there's I'm including the remake. So it's a zero mission, I think, is the best. And then after that, I would say dread now, which is really cool, so good. And then super metroid, and then return of samus, the remake, and then this. Gotcha, and then two, and then one. Or whatever. One than two. Something like that. Well, nicely job. You got there. I wish you would have guessed metroid fusion on your first guest. I don't think we've never had, we've never had, we were this close. I know, right? Yeah. Well. A one guess game of 20 questions. Yeah, we write his eyes the Damon gave us the eye signal. Did he really want to get? Because if you guessed the wrong game, you lose. Oh, oh no. Okay, that's what you meant. Okay, now I was never going to actually guess it. I was just having a fun funsies. Because I figure if you because he said the question, you know? And if you would have said the question, you would have been like, that is right. Yeah, I feel like if that would have been funny, I think that's what David would have done. But the hesitation gave us all we need you to know. Before we start off real quick, just a random question that maybe Sam would have the answer for. Star Wars. Takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. What's up with that galaxy today? Yeah? It's still there? Or is it long gone? Is there a thought about that? It was a black hole. The Star Wars all objects in the universe are moving slowly apart from one another and galaxies do deform. If we were looking at that galaxy, it might look like it did then though, because we're seeing starlight from millions to billions of years ago. Yeah, that galaxy gone, I bet. The only time I've ever been sent to the principal's office, I was being kind of a shithead one day. And I was an AP English and the teacher was going over tenses and future and past and settings, and all of this stuff, and he was talking about future settings. And he was like, for instance, Star Wars takes place in the future. And of course your teachers, my teacher did, and so I interrupted him because he needs to be interrupted. But it's a long time ago. And Damon always makes it clear that. And so I did that and he was just like, you were on thin ice buddy. And then I said one other joke and I got sent to the princess. What other joke? He said something a little bit. He was talking about would you ever be a cackle? You're like, actually, it's a long time. They did laugh. No, he said something about literal versus figurative. And he's like, a car can't literally be cool, and I'm just like, snow plows, ice cream trucks. And then I got sent to the principal's office. And then I was on the case. That's great. I love it. All right, viewers, listeners, if you have any questions or suggestions for video game 20 questions, email them to me at the email address, game scoop at IG dot com. And that is all the scoops that we have for you this week. Thank you to Sam. Thank you Colin. Thank you to the ghost of Justin. Thank you to Tom and tayo working behind the scenes to make this episode possible. Here on our LA studio, my name is
"la studios" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"At the time Rick, I was working at hot 97. And I was working with Steve Smith and Judy Ellis, Rocco Mac Reich, Tracy clarity, and we were trying to reposition hot 97 from a dance music radio station, which is what it was to the first hip hop radio station in the world. And even people at the radio station thought we were nuts. Absolutely. They were absolutely convinced that this was going to be a huge failure. Yes. I remember, I remember also the resistance from, I mean, it was incredible because it was a new urban art form and the stations that played the urban music refused to play it. The first stations to play hip hop were rock stations and alternative stations and college stations because in some ways the R&B stations were the most resistant to it. Many of the artists you work with at that time, including your Def Jam partner, Russell Simmons, used the word fearless to describe you Rick. Was that a word you'd use to describe yourself then or now? I would say artistically, I'm fearless. I'm not fearless outside of the world of art. The things that turn me on are the things that are radical. So I like edgy things. I like extreme things. I like unusual things. I tend not to like the typical mainstream thing. So my tastes run that way. And because I know that's what moves me, I want to make things that move me as well. So I know as someone who practices trying to make things to excite myself, there can't be any rules, there can't be any boundaries in art. Now, outside of art, it's a whole different issue. I'm terrified on regular basis, but when it comes to art, I know, and it's funny, it comes out of knowing it's what's best. I know this is what's best for the art. I know the art has to be free to be there's a line in the book that the world is only as free as it allows its artists to be. It's true. So you've since gone on to be one of the most successful producers in music history. You sold your share of Def Jam to Russell Simmons and started your own labels. You were the co president of Columbia Records and now own your own studio, shangri la studios, as I mentioned in the intro, you've won 9 Grammy Awards. You've been named one of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time Magazine named the most successful producer in any genre by Rolling Stone. You've collaborated with many of the biggest artists in every genre of music. Now I want to spend the rest of the show today talking about your new book, the creative act, a way of being. And the first question that I want to ask you about is something I heard you say in my dear friend Tim Ferriss podcast. Is it really true that he thought you writing this book was a bad idea? Everyone I spoke to about what I imagined the book could be before starting it from publishers to friends. Thought it was a terrible idea. Because you weren't going to be talking about Jay-Z and yee and Adele. I mean, why? Why did you take a bad idea? The general consensus was the book that people want from me is a book about the stories that they know about that I was involved in. That's what people want. And I know those stories, and I don't know what the reason I was talking to people early on. It's like, I don't know what's in this book. I don't even know how to figure out what's going to be in this book. But I have an idea that this is something I want to make happen. I don't know how it's going to work. But I'm willing to do the work for it to happen. And the general consensus was why do you want to write a book about something you don't know about when you can write about a book about something you do know about, and that's the book that everybody wants. And I said it was because it wasn't interesting to me. I'm not interested in talking about myself at all. And the whole purpose of me deciding to do a book was based on I get to work with very few artists. I get to work with a lot of artists for someone in my position, but compared to artists in the world, I work with a tiny amount of artists. So if I work with 7 or 8 artists in a year, that's a lot. If that's the whole reach of my creative impact is working with this small group of people, I want to be able to share this information with more people. I don't know how to do it, but I want to be able to do that. And I'm willing to figure it out. And that's a 8 year process to get there. You said that you wanted people reading this book to have a Dow like experience and the debt was written 3000 years ago. What do you mean by a doubt like experience? One of the things that's so powerful about the Dow is that every time you go back to it, you have a new experience of it. It's written in an open ended enough way. Where the reader is involved in what the book is saying, like the book is giving clues for us. It's not telling us what to do. It's giving us clues about how to think about things. And I wanted the book to be a book that you could open randomly anywhere and get good information, which is what the Dow does. And I wanted a book where every time you read it, you'll feel like you can learn something new from it. Again, it was a tall order in the beginning of the process. The book is beautifully designed. It's very minimal. It's very clean. There's no pages and pages of acknowledgments or an intro or an epilogue. There's a timelessness to the design and in looking through the book to try to find some evidence of who designed it. I saw that actually you designed it. And you do give a shout out of thanks to pentagram, and I know Polish air did your republic records logo. Did you work with Paula? This as well? I did. And Paula was great and a great collaborator and I thought she would have the credit on the book and she said, I think the credit is your credit with me. So that's how Paula wanted the credit. But I counted on her confidence in what was good when I was making decisions that go against a lot of when I went to book soup to look at what all the new books look like on the new releases. None of them look like this book. None of them look remotely like this book. Which is nice. You can see it from a table from a distance really easily. Yeah, it almost feels like it's from another time. And I like that about it. Talk about this circle in the dot. That's a recurring motif, it's on the cover, and then it's used in each chapter underneath the chapter head. I like that it's a symbol that can be that's open to interpretation, but what do you see when you see the circle in the dot? I see the world, the globe, and this sort of dot is sort of the heart of the globe. Beautiful. I've asked other people and one person who is an eye doctor said it's an eye. And another person said it's a target. I said, really, why do you think it's a target? He's like, because that's a target that's clearly what it is. It's so funny how whatever we see, we think that's what it is. And I like that the open poetic nature. I found the symbol a long time ago, it's the alchemical symbol for the sun. And I used it on my phone for a long time. It's just a symbol that I like to look at. And that's how it started. And I like that it had some history, some esoteric history to it, yet it doesn't scream overtly mystical. It's very open to interpretation. Yeah, I mean, the one that I would push back against from your eye doctor was the eye, because it feels like there's not a lot of eyes capital letter I in the book. It's not a book that
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"la studios" Discussed on The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast
"That was horrible. Tony double stitched trying to do Marcel Michelle. That's exactly what that was. Well, if you need that, let me know. Oh wait, I thought you were very sweet. Well, you're showing us a poster. From the producer as director of Marcel, I can't read that at the time. Congratulations stain. It was from the whole team on our movie. That's probably so illegal, but I love it. Yeah, definitely a copywriter. This copyright problem there all the time. It's okay. Well, thank you guys so very much for joining us for the Bancroft brothers animation podcast. This is our privilege and a joy. We'll have to have you back again when you guys make another Marcel. I don't know when stitch and whatever comes out. Definitely stitch comes out. And lilo or either one of them separately in another universe. Whatever. Thank you guys for being a part of this. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you for having us. This was so fun. Thank you guys. Thank you for all of your work over the years that has obviously inspired inspired us. Me and Kirsten. That's awesome. Thank you guys. Without giving a spoiler alert, that's what we did talk about a little bit, which was, you know, I didn't know you were ever going to see the actual in the movie that we were going to see him. Like, you guys did reveal that. So much later in the film that we actually saw the glimpses of him and then eventually he's fully on camera, right? Being interviewed. It becomes part of the story in a large way. Yeah. Let's talk about that, though. Let's start there, which is this pseudo documentary. That's the framework of this movie. Was that built into it very early on because we talked about the short that came out in 2010, the original. And it was sort of, I guess there was an element of the documentary even there. There was some talking back and forth to Marcel, right? That's right. It was always, what would you call it interrogative, I guess? You know, it was always like about questioning and answering and that was like what it was. That was just the natural form. And I think we followed a natural progression in the little game that we were playing, I guess, in creating it. And part of that just happened because first I started doing the voice. And we didn't know what the character looked like or anything really about the character. So I just was working with a little bit of, you know, some sort of inspiration or instinct to just do this thing. Why am I doing this voice? I guess I'm just doing it. And we like how it sounds. So I'm doing it a little bit more. And then dean did the character design for Marcel and put together the little guy and then it was sort of like, well, now that you know what you look like, you know what more can you say about yourself and then I said more and I improvised my name is Marcel and I'm partially a shell and all of that. And it was always that was always how we built more and built more of the character and built more of the experience and it was always that back and forth. And so I think we found the form that was right. For the feature, just by looking at what was already there. Yeah, and you've done a lot of it. I don't know where that frog came from, but he'd left the room. You've done a lot of different voice-over for animation over the years, Jenny. And so I've been charmed for a long time by your voice. And sometimes you'll put on a little bit more of a younger thing, right? I'm thinking of the lamb kind of mayor, character that's in zootopia. And then others that are a lot more you and I'll just throw out a little side thing, too, is that we met once before at LA studios. You used to record there all the time for bob's burgers, right? Yeah, and you were kind. I just want to tell you that up front. And it's not a bad book at all. But Tony really wants to say, do you remember me? Do you remember that? No, it's okay. What were you doing there? We were upstairs. We had rented out a room from LA studios, and we were developing an animated feature called animal crackers that came out like a year or two later during COVID. On Netflix. Yeah. Okay, okay. So yeah, and we were recording there too. We had like Sylvester Stallone in it and stuff like that. We should have had Jenny slate. That's the biggest thing. What the heck? What the? Anyway, back to back to Marcel. Dean gave us the lowdown and a great story about how you were away on a wedding wedding weekend. And everybody was cramped in this one hotel room. And then how you kind of came up with this voice. And having done so many different voices and different VO over the years, animation voice-over work. I'm kind of surprised that you still had this thing that was a surprise to you. Do you still have little voices in your head that come up every once in a while? I don't think so. I mean, that's the thing it always feels like I've done it all. So, you know, hopefully there will be something else. And I also think like literally as, you know, my human body changes, like I'll be scalable of different things and also I'll be limited. I think there must be more. He's got to believe there will always be more. I don't stress it at all, but I will say I was very surprised to be doing a voice that I had never done before, especially since I had spent that last year before we made Marcel on SNL, which had said this before, but this is a place where you're just trying to bring whatever you can. So you're just hoping to create at such a high volume every week. So it was very surprising to me that there was something I hadn't done and I don't know. Sometimes I think it was like my psyche saved it for when I could be free. But who knows? I don't know, but either way I did start speaking in this voice and I hadn't ever done it before and it was, I mean, it was like finding, you know, like when the tide goes out and something is there just left in the sand and it's like something you're just like holy. If I can say that on your podcast, sorry. But either way, it was very, very exciting. And I don't know that that will ever happen again, for sure. I just don't know. Well, you know, I mean, you're a creative person, so I kind of doubt, I think it will probably happen again. You know, but you're saying, it's interesting. You started with a voice. It's just a funny little character, starting literally with just a voice, but then adding and adding. And then it gets visualized. By dean, you know, he creates this little shell character. I don't even know where he gets those shoes from, but I guess it had the shoes at the beginning too. And then you start developing it as a character, right? Now that you have that image, can you tell us a little bit about that process? Do you remember early on going, okay, how did you even come up with Marcel? Yeah, I mean, I think the thing you have to remember is that a lot of times these conversations that we're having, especially if you're talking about we're talking about a film that has been premiered at Telluride in like 8 24 bought it and we're nominated for these awards. We're propped up by these images of success, but like this was created in a living room of a walkthrough apartment in Brooklyn.
"la studios" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"Okay, what about what about I don't know if these are on the DS where the GTAs Chinatown wars? Liberty city stories. Chinatown wars and Vice City stories. Right. Chinatown Morris was on the DS where it was liberty city stories and Vice City stories. Yeah. Yeah. Liberty city stories was exclusive and then it got ported to PS two eventually. That was our games that were existent as other series that got adapted to the PSP. Chinatown was less so because that one's like more top down and not like the 3D games. Bro. What about like, what about the hot shots golf? I know that those are on console now. To my memory, they started on the PSP. That was the original one, right? Yeah, okay, maybe you're right. I actually don't know who the developer is. I can't remember. Did Sony publish this game? No. Now man, how many questions are we at? You have two questions in the guest left. Three. Wait. Do you guys mind if I go out on a limb? Go for it. Damon, did we mention this game last week? Yes. It's lord of the rings tactics. It totally I don't know if they were guessing that at the same time. Some did reveal. Yes, when I mentioned that last week, as idea that I had for games, I didn't realize anything. I knew it. I knew it. Oh, that's hilarious. Cool. Lord of the Rings tactics, a real game for PSP, which apparently pretty good. I didn't give it a 7.7. These graphics, it's like I'm in the movie. And it's like, yeah, they're based on the Peter Jackson films. And this is when EA had the license. So this is an EA published game. Is this like a Final Fantasy tactics like? Yeah. Well, sorry, it's a tactical RPG. All your units move all your units move at the same time. Oh, okay. As far as I understand. Yep. That was the game. That was the meta at play here. Final Fantasy. And it was only ever on PSP. It never got ported. Never. Yeah, that was it. We could have had 20 years of great tactics Lord of the Rings games, and we just don't. It's weird, right? The one in my head was like an HD 2D pixel art. Right, yeah, same. Or like the metal game that's coming out, right? Yep, that looks like apparently. It's also been delayed into infinity. We'll see. Thank you for the suggestion baker, an almost 40 year old from nearby Greenville, South Carolina. Your listeners, if you have your own suggestions for 20 questions, email them to me at the email address game scoop at actually dot com and that it's all the scoops so we have for you. This week, thank you, Nick. Thank you, Justin. Thank you, Sam. Thank you everyone working behind the scenes in the LA studio to make this episode possible. My name is Damon. This is may you lose your friends? What?
"la studios" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Tell me about that. I think that the challenge that came out of it, Jimmy, wasn't as much like, okay, am I ready for this or am I not? I think it was that like you said at 24, 25, 26, whatever the age was when I started doing these events, this was big. I was doing number two college football. I was already starting to fill in for Joe on baseball a little bit. So I'm doing this big time stuff, and it's amazing. But then it was easy to feel like I kind of stagnated because I've gotten to this incredible spot probably before I was supposed to. They took a chance on me. So I think I had to mention kind of coming to terms with the idea of maybe not being the guy like long-term and finally getting repping my mind around that. Well, for somebody who that's always been the goal, I raced to this kind of like B tier of announcers and then it's like, well, what the hell? I feel like I'm banging up against a glass ceiling. So that probably would be the biggest challenge to the whole thing. A challenge that I think I had started to get past and it wasn't as big of a thing when this whole change went down. I asked that question terribly. I think the better way I should have asked it was, did you have any self doubt when you first went to Fox? Because you were young because I would imagine, you know, someone in their 40s who's done minor leagues 20 years, gets in there, like, okay, I deserve this gig. I'm ready to go. I have experience. At 26, because there could be a little of like, oh, am I ready for this? Who do I think I am doing this at 26? So that really was how I should have asked that bad question. Yeah, no, no, no. No, I don't think I had any of that. I think there's always been a little bit of like, I have to, I'm not going to get the benefit of the doubt because I've always kind of been the young guy. Even doing minor league baseball, I was 21, 22 when I started in double-A and it's really young for that level. So I guess I've always had to consider that and I don't want to use the word overcome that because it's like, come on, like you said. We're not doing real hard work. This is in rocket science. I don't know that it overcome anything as much as kind of be conscious of the idea that I'm not going to get the benefit of the doubt. What I think that I think that led to a couple of things. I think it led to one good thing and that was I knew I had to nail the basics, right? I couldn't get facts wrong. I had to be perfect. The negative of that was I had to be perfect. And I didn't, I'd probably, for the first 5 years of my time at Fox and I'm far from perfect now, but I didn't let myself be myself as much as I should have. I didn't have as much fun as I should have on the air. It was probably too uptight and that was because even if it was subconscious, I was trying to, I guess, probably overcome the idea that I didn't have the benefit of the doubt because my age. Yeah. I feel like things have swung and I do feel like in this day and age today and maybe it's because of with social media and all this, I do feel like fans, most fans I should say, not all. Most fans want, there's got to be some levity. There's got to be some fun. Whether it's NFL or MLB, people yearn for something other than just, you know, here's the one oh, it's a curved ball ground ball short. But I feel like fans more than ever want some fun from the telecasts. It's funny you say that. I'm working right now with Don tro Willis on some Dodger games. He's been filling in for orders on some of the road games. And we didn't know how it was going to go, right? Don Charles is not a former Dodger. He hadn't done a ton of games on TV. And I think he'd be the first to tell you he's not a traditional listen. But I think the lesson, everybody loves him, and I think the lesson is a good one for somebody like me who's like, okay, we got to get everything right. Like we got a nail to call and we got up the information. It's got to be perfect. We just got to have fun. People don't give crap out if I have the best stab or the best story. They just want to tune into the game, not worry about the other stuff and enjoy they hope their team wins and then they hope that the people that they're listening to are fun to listen to. So I think that Montreal on the way he's doing the job is a great lesson for me and for all of us. Do you want to help shape the world through advanced technology? Are you passionate about artificial intelligence and data science? Big bear AI is a leader in decision support software. We're seeking developers, product managers, cloud operations experts, and sales and marketing professionals for our growing team. You'll find top notch health and financial benefits and work with highly accomplished peers bringing the power of AI to decision makers everywhere. Apply now at career big bear AI that's careers dot big bear dot AI. 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But we're going to play this call and I just want to know what was going on here. Can we play the call? Please Shelby. On a payoff pitch. He hits one to a person. All right, he hits one to a person. Is that now a Joe Davis signature call? What do we got there? Yeah, right, right. You can expect that game 7 in the world. You're just going to drop that. So it's funny you bring that up now. That was Don trell and I were working together. There's just Dodgers, Phillies. We're not on this trip. COVID stuff with our broadcast. Oh, that's right. Yeah. Doing the game off monitors again. So we're sitting in a closet and el segundo, where the sports center LA studio. Yeah. So how about this last night, Tyler Anderson takes a perfect game into the 6th inning and I'm in this makeshift studio and I'm thinking, I'm about to call the 24th perfect game in major league history from a freaking closet in el segundo, California. That's amazing. They couldn't put in a real studio. They have you in the closet. I mean, it's not like a closet, right? It's a former side.
"la studios" Discussed on RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"Lesson to learn when you're especially early on the acting world some hope and some folks listen say who are new to the world. Well we'll use that advice. Yeah so tim do you remember what your first ever. Professional gig was on a show or a film Let's let's talk about tv. I guess not industrial videos because my first industrial videos i what did you do with those does okay. My first one was An industrial video For a while. Actually oh my god. The first one was when i was in school at berkeley and there was. I can't even remember what it's called. It's like little medical company. And i did something for them and it was basically me and my wife and Talking about whatever. I had to do with Aid and we were talking. And i showed the video to a guy named ed hooks who was one of the seminars that i would go to and i actually. He was wonderful to look at it and he couldn't help but laugh and he goes tim. I'm sorry but this is not good so ready to go. Hey great job because no. You're fine because this is really not good. Don't show this to anyone and then From there the first professional industrials were with mervyn's office club and hewlett packard and And those were great. Great experiences for me because i was getting hands on learning of of being on a set of understanding where the camera was where i needed to be in all of that. You know all of that. I was able to learn before going onto television show. You know and i was able to avoid mistakes. That early actor makes you know new actor makes and then from there my very i came down to La i did like six industrial videos in northern california and then i moved to to la studio city and Took six months before my first job which was another industrial video. I wanna say first interstate bank and then From there you know it was nothing was happening and you know and i remember being you know. I knew that. I had to pay my dues..
Kerry Washington on Hollywood's Diversity Problem
"The entertainment industry begins the slow process of returning to work. Will there be as Carrie? Washington says a real shift in institutional practices can there be a different and more diverse Hollywood. We know because of the coronavirus. There will be changes in how people do their work. But. What about the work itself? How far will the industry reset? Actually go? This is Hollywood the sequel. Welcome to our new podcast from La Studios. Each week were sitting down with some of the sharpest minds in the entertainment business to talk about where Hollywood might be headed as it returns to work. We'll get into the external changes for production marketing distribution, and with the movie theater business in tatters. What even defines ahead? We'll also explore the biggest question of all. Will there be systemic change that finally corrects the inequalities that may have been acknowledged, but hardly repaired. And that's where we'll begin this first episode with actor and producer. Kerry Washington. You know her from the TV series scandal. We spoke initially in mid-may, and we'll share that conversation in a bit, but after the killings of George Floyd Brianna, Taylor Ahmad Arboretum and the protests against police, brutality and systemic racism that followed we wanted to get carries thoughts on how this moment might affect the entertainment industry and America itself. I think one of the things that is challenging to. METABOLIZE is that. Not, that much has changed for black people in the last couple of weeks. But there's a different response to it. And so I think. The sentiments of the moment that feel revelatory. I don't feel like those feelings belong to me this. This is not a moment of revelation, but I'm watching the revelation. Unfold around me for people. And I'm grateful that that as a not even as a country, but that the world is showing up for black lives. In a different way. But this is what what has been the reality, this level of danger and anger and fear and. Maybe trauma lack of safety like these have been the realities for black Americans since there were black Americans. There are fundamental differences between a moment and a turning point and I'm wondering optimistically even. Is there a way that real change not only in the country, but also in the business that you work in. Can come out of this. I think so. I think I can hope so. You know I mean we're not. None of us have a crystal ball. It'll be the historians that tell us years from now whether this was a flash point a turning point. But I? I it feels it certainly feels for me like something is different, and like we have to be willing to look at ourselves. Regardless of what industry were in. Do you hope comes out of it? What are you hope changes I? Mean what what would you say would mark progress or change? I think a more radical acceptance of Anti Racist, society policies and culture because I think what people are realizing is that it's not enough to just not be racist that because our institutions. Were built. In the fabric of racism because our country was born, you know with. Black Americans being designated a fraction of human being like it's. It's not enough to just not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. and for that desire to come from. A deep. Understanding that we all deserve full rights of humanity. Yes all lives matter, but accepting that to be an anti-racist society. We have to affirm that black lives matter. I think that's I. think that's where we're at I think people are finally kind of. That and our institutions need to understand that not just. Interpersonal relationships, it's important that we're having those conversations that our dinner tables in in our classrooms, but also at the highest levels in our systems of government in our systems that are supposedly built for public safety. We have to ask ourselves. Who Do we deem the public? And who do we deem the enemy? so. I, I'm hoping that I'm hoping that that this all of this new. revelatory reflection lends itself to transformation, not just the hearts and minds, but also institutional practices, and those institutions can include you know arts organizations like the theater industry. Because there's this letter Hashtag, we see you which calls out racism in the theater. It signed by people like Sterling K.. Brown is Array Lin Manuel Miranda I. Think you shared it on twitter. What comes out of that and the best possible outcome to me. It seems really obvious like. We look at ourselves to get better and do better. That's the that's the practice of self. Reflection is to ask ourselves how we can do better so I mean even the language of inclusivity and diversity right like when we say that we're committed to diversity its diverse from what we're still centering whiteness as the most important thing and allowing or inviting diversity around that or when we talk about inclusivity. They're still an in out, so we're still centering certain kinds of people and you know maybe in tiny fractions allowing admitting other people to the table, so there's just so much of it that needs to be reexamined and and look at