19 Episode results for "Lifestyle Magazine"

Michelle Simon

Your Life Program

26:57 min | 1 year ago

Michelle Simon

"Yeah help you with your life program so that you can live intentionally fabulous every day. Thanks for joining Out at a tiny little newspaper in Boca Raton Boca Raton news I worked there as graphic artists and then I ended up Joey ear network project today might fabulous guest is Michelle Simon who has the publisher of Lifestyle Magazine we day I'm your host Andrea Hammer. I'm a certified fitness trainer I'm a certified health and wellness coach and you're listening to SOB radio and the radio and she dons herself as the older media influence Sir her passion her experience to connect with readers charities businesses avenue for my passion for for magazine's Design News Charity Work Events so I went to thank Maggie a huge opportunity and I was kinda getting tired of sometimes lose into the competition because it was bigger and better so long story short five and a half years ago Dan Lifestyle Media Group had probably like seven magazine back then seven city magazines think only had one and it was the funny because I was in class with my current boss back in way back then and we ended up eighty coverage that affects and entertains our lives Michelle thanks so much for coming to be on the show you're welcome glad to be honest going to work together so long story short a Putney from think magazine because we were we were battling as competitors word up go gators for all your gator listeners and and graduated with a BS in journalism and communications and it's and that's how I created in two thousand one city in sure magazine get that's a fabulous magazine I love that Maxine yes it was great so tell us how you became this fabulous older media influenced her and the publisher of lifestyle magazine be older working for the sun-sentinel for twenty six years and in that time I went into sales and management and I had a passion for magazines Rian Let's put it that way and okay I guess it all started moving from New Jersey to Florida starting college at University of uh-huh uh-huh you know it was it was distributed in the Sun Sentinel and as the newspaper readership decree I needed to find another is on an ever evolving multimedia platform puts her journalism and communication skills on a higher level to deliver compelling about thirty years thirty five years later getting together and now publisher of Lifestyle Media Group with Gary Press and I guess started scene out in Weston for two and a half years and then Jerry press had been calling me every six months hey when are we going to work together that's that's a huge huge heartfelt move from a company to make a particular magazine for a city in different lifestyle magazines and cities of we lost. Solis magazine which is probably our largest and west sin and then we have plantation in baby and are in stands together still always will for you know the victims of the Parkland shooting and to make a magazine specifically dedicated to Parkland cares we get to get the flavor of all the things that go on in Florida and I'm really really impressed about the opening of the Parkland one after our tragedy here the whole community got together I came up with Gary and I've been the publisher of Lifestyle Media Group for that fine and we've advanced and we've created up to thirteen different magazine ages to basically bring the awareness to what happened and to honor the survivors and the people that have done things in the community so pages inside the nagazine right and we go down to Miami we also have south Florida business in wells are business magazine and we even went spun off into Tampa Wow that is a house point it's very important as Parkland which we also created parkland cares we also created a charity for just like the whole South Florida from Tampa down here this is really a wide circulation of readers that That was our fitness that wasn't even a charity when that was for our fitness covers our cover models what we do as probably two or three times end the circulation and readership of that that you're in charge oh that's pretty astounding if you yeah we have he's gotta be set we shows Tri County models that are fitness owners or fitness gurus in community and we take me no were there with you all these young you're having my dear your fricken Babbio lists branding and we honored them at in Weston at Midtown Athletic Club and we had a panel interviews so we've done a lot wow that has really really grown over thirteen magazines you'll give us a name of a few of them in it's all over half a million well that's huge yup the`sleaze covered fitness model dot major exposure major already and it's led by Howard's of Workin who lives who is a Parkland residents even though he's older but he's one of the partners in lifestyle partner with we do at least I would say three to four thirty events and partnerships and lifestyle group sponsors like I said the American Cancer Society Red Cross Ball Broward health fog the list goes on and on Jewish family services it's you for health and wellness as a a big event and so I love for the listeners to hear all the kinds of events and things that you do put on as well as with the charities and so the Parkland chairs charity actually ties in with the park and lifestyle because there's more more to life than just print magazines and we have we have voted the group with Jerry and it shows that Howard cares therefore parkland cares and I think it's the largest Charity out there right now inspiration to your readers and your online platform I'm sure you've even have an online platform as well as your hello circular magazines yes tell us about your social media platform okay everything that is printed in our magazine like we say things a lifestyle magazine is about not just printing a magazine in your local newspaper or your local area you cover so many important issues of the day a year we reached out to the community for different categories and because fitness is so important in south Florida everyone down here because our weather is always nice and it was a social event bringing people together people that want to hear these fitness gurus the fitness gurus who want to seek to our Oreo in our magazine wow that just such a broad umbrella of all the amazing leap three or four every single month wow that every single month that's John Norman's give us an example of some because I participated in one with you audience to tell me what are some of your favorites that you let cover to cover okay we love to cover soot more importantly what we did is we opened we created Parkland cares a charity to raise money and we've been raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for that show the gramm we have our facebook we've got we cover all of that and it just it reaches all different ages and categories I and what we do is we connect people but that was one that wasn't charity based but the charity based ones are that we sponsor of Josh Humane Society pod now we have a newsprint size cab boy that is direct mail to all of basically affluent philanthropists in browser the things that go for young families that move here to south Florida what information coverage you have for for families in young people designated for that but then actually make Z.. We did we did careers in a row in February we created a special section of like fifty pairs I said it's constant because we want to get back to the community so we do the events we sponsor them with them and we also include magazine coverage as editor did you have other ones as well as the park Lemond to now we don't wings apartment chairs is ours but we have so many other caroline that we which is a kind of return back the time to the old on newspaper days when the newspapers had society magazines or publications and the charity coverage everything that's in our magazine print basically is fast it over to our website and our readers have access to that all month photograph down and we showed them on covered and the inside story so they got exposure throughout by the way I didn't answer the largest abuse or our readers adobe on the prince it is captured on our website which sits for us we're a monthly magazine so all the stories and articles it's like you said every age group for kids and adults in sports in and people in need so tell tell us about away so many compelling community stories and uplift and bring like my tagline is information a lot of like I said to charities and the good that they do with it oh we also like I was neglected to say we also create a good press how much money they've raised their their sponsors or co host people in our community and it's not only fun to see people's faces and we'll have our back to school issue that we have a lot of the a lot of the public schools don't really have the advertising budget so we will cover events that they're doing so I can't find the magazine they have it on on the website and then we keep going social media is huge we have our air to go places to be to be seen at and new places if there's a new restaurant if there's a new shooting and everything and recovery and so that's kind of heavy and we also we don't want to be just you know always oh everything is pretty hunky dory downed it so that you cover it tell us about that that was interesting because I mean I watch the movies on TV about human trafficking uncovered uncovered situation of it happening in Western in Davie plantation and I was blown away and at that point I mean and that's what we want our readers to be aware of that and get involved and there are groups and organizations that support families and young people what we always have like certain special sections because we're twelve months magazine and we'll have like a back to school one of the worst and it's almost secretive subversive in its underlying captured it is it is a horrific situation and very little of the main population even Fatso we're trying to bring up the awareness of absolutely that's fabulous we do we need to bring you know oh I did not realize Michelle that when we spoke that it covered this vast an audience and this vast a -portant critical coverage that is needed to raise awareness for these issues and human trafficking pervasiveness but no one really hears about it but young people are so lured into this and then pervasive in dangerous and widespread it releases I did have a guest a couple years ago who was the director of a human trafficking organization to help prevent that and I was award and Boca Raton called good crap so they're even an additional publication a vehicle to get more charity updates information and showcase when however the private schools they advertise will run articles because people move to this area and they're like okay we know nothing about the school system what can we we're here and we actually showcase you know the top private schools in the area we also it's also used as entertainment about let let alone understands the depth of right danger and so share with us how your story covered that that's huge I'm Kevin Actually reach out to the organization and they spoke to him and they basically they gave him overall brief of what they thinking well you know that's that's terrible but that doesn't exist where I live oh my gosh my my group editor having Kamensky fantastic nere but also encourages other people that are not involved in charities be involved in and get involved with charities this is just really amazing very serious issues to light that so many people are unaware of and your magazine covers so many like you said really good happy things but also the super we also covered human trafficking which I am proud of that story because you do hear some things about it but really don't realize like Simon at l. m. g. s. l. dot com and Simon at l. n. g. kids skydiving in in plantation that guy indoor skydiving suit. Kinda like unique things that people will want to seek out and the Tim would meet the right after school I mean it was really I opening this this is actually happening in our backyard yeah it's it's we cover that that and also that's that's all the fun stuff but like I said before we we we spent a lot of times covering Parkland do and what's been going on and where it's happening even he even talked to some girls anonymously so that nothing was printed just hat and tell us how to get in touch with you yes might as well because I like to know how to our listeners can get in touch with the magazine and have delivered habit online give us all that infants F L F L Dot Dot Com dot com and what's the phone number they can call nine five four the it's wonderful because sometimes we don't even know what's going on like you said in our own backyard but the people out and about in their daily lives seeing it recall and I hope they do her number again listeners is nine five four eight five zero nine five zero five Michelle Simon M Simon at the other things that lead to be covered such as like I said we are happy magazine but we're also a realistic magazine so any sources to help them out with that as well in case something should come to light to them or or they suspect anything going on l. m. g. f. l. dot com email and the website is www l. m. g. f. l. dot com summit sometimes they're afraid to you know speak up and now giving them an opportunity to do so with the phone number and a resource would encourage them to give you thank you have their eyes open so if they need information about this they can contact the magazine and get further information and contact for your I'm I'm GonNa last words at you know all the laws and just so many a five zero nine five zero five okay great wow that's really brave in and listeners have some topics that they feel like you just said before that are kind of quiet or hushed up please feel free to call me and let's see what we can do L. WanNa ask you all of this and how busy you are all the magazines you cover and produce in publishing do online social media how do you millions of Youtube often that up for people to call you because this is such a huge awareness that I didn't even realize we're going to discuss it on the show today and I'm glad that you brought that to light so goal all this working in the vents with your family your children your private life tell us about Michelle I have no other really club but the way I am I need to work I need to do something for me and I tried to juggle it the best record then all of a sudden decide do I want to be a stay at home mom too I wanna continue working if I continue to work and my jeopardize and Friday night we did have a nanny but Friday night was our date night so my husband and I wouldn't even come home from work we would go it's like go with they went through what they're doing these are the girls that have gotten out of it the parents didn't even know with our happ what's happening the kids to school thousands for doing good in the world and that impetus is is your reason you're you're you're you know media mogul in mom yes you do who knows her mom mature media mogul mom yeah this is something for all the Gary and like I said parents weren't even aware of his parents are all focusing on kids doing drugs and all of that but they got to look at other our kids but you know when you have this passion to do what you do in the experience behind it it isn't just only I think I the things we love and attention that my children won't have because I'm constantly out and with my job it's not a nine to five job because I'm not like three to four I'm not saying that they're involved you just never know and yes you contact you can contact me and you can contact lifestyle media group I'll take these so after Friday night all the rest of the region Saturday Saturday night Sunday always family weekend so you did find a balance to do it too in time and be there because you know many women in in entrepreneurship and business they do struggle with all these things it is quite difficult when we feel like we aren't there for L. 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Ethics for lifestyle magazine Florida l. m. l. shop is m Simon at l. n. g. everyone to really be made aware of what's going on be involved in what's going on feel special about what's going on being highlight as the person who's draw it's your thing about you that makes you rush awe because you get the news good and bad and you bring it out times a night at events that we put on so sometimes my kids wouldn't see me till like ten thirty at night so it was really it was women out there listening even man it's it's a tough decision to make whether you work everyone works prior to having the babies the no at the moment there's many ways that your passion and your your drive changes a lot of lives in the world in the medium Dan in our rates are extremely attractive so we're able to give them coverage events digital ads design and that's why I love it because great from the office to have date night and for the kids wouldn't see it come home change our clothes -cribe where you going mommy we just continued I just don't okay now I want a we have an amazing creative in house agency that's run by so multifaceted and that's why I've been in the business for US Godly thirty five years well also with clarity reach out if you have a a business and Fort Lauderdale in this business wants to advertise to get business in their backyard but they also want the western Bruce Aspect heartfelt aspect you cover your one stop shop with lifestyle magazine and as the publisher overseeing it all I think if there if girls are coming home and they're getting all these new clothes and they're putting on more makeup and they're only thirteen years old or fourteen years old oh you are the media influence are now helping out advertisers businesses because these are brand new visitors and when I need you know what's your closing thoughts are with all of this the social aspect of business aspect the human interest aspect the promotional we can do online for them we create events for them so these advertisers have something that we can offer them that other magazines don't and they're able to always involved in the kids in distress the bicycle ride every single year in December and they're especially during their Bar Mitzvah that was there Mr I wanNA instill that into my children so that's why I work it's not just for me working it's also to instill these qualities for them and then in business like I said Nonni Jeronimus Smith and not only can we help them and beat their advertising agency within design their ad for them that look like Manhattan as yes yeah I've been involved with distress in the past it's a wonderful organization and with the last couple of minutes that we have left tell us not tell us that's that's something going back to my family I served on many many charity boards and organizations and wanted them that was dear to my heart with kids in distress Asian and the best thing the best thing to do instead of sending secretary says hey I would love to have everybody reach out to me it's Ama- object and each kid together we they raised I think over twenty five thousand dollars for kids distress so that's a bit more in depth but I truly appreciate you being here and sharing all your lovin experience in August stuff your magazine does thank you I love your at Hammer Health and fitness dot com that's my health and wellness website Andrea also at the Max packed the articles and information that we offer wonderful I love my job I love my job I love hearing love my job because so do I am as women of influence that's what we're in the business to do not just sell them print ad just sell them away to be able to connect in the community and to re compelling in each of our fields that's what we do we change the lives of other through our passionate in our experience and our love for humanity in Michelle your the epitome of all of that hits and disrupt and it's not just like going to meetings and taking notes and putting on event I raised my children to be already driven so each one of them were listeners for joining us I would love to hear your comments in your questions about all the information and inspiration that we shared here today on the show you can reach me Andrea Hello and welcome everyone to your life program where we live intentionally fabulous I just I know so many people down here so long and I just want to connect people and if somebody needs person we connect them and show and I love delegates reaching your listeners and I'd like to come back and absolutely will so thank you again and thank you it and I thank you so very much for coming to be on the show amount of time but another show late I'm going to have you back and we'll talk more about some of the other amazing things that you do give us closing words that you wanna share with the audience about how important news magazines are just to do the human interest right now as I was saying I was on the board they want they want folks they don't have to go to another magazine they can pick and choose from our nine local city magazines and comments my new of fitness product launch suits so we're gonNA talk about that in a show an facebook and instagram twitter. 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DA103 - Changing Hollywood with Chauncey Smith

Disruptive Adventism

29:38 min | 1 year ago

DA103 - Changing Hollywood with Chauncey Smith

"Entertainment such tomase worth. Humans have the Beta over Millennia about the importance of entertainment. The Jews found it necessary. As a way to celebrate the different seasons of life the Greeks especially at storks funded despicable as a hindrance of the possibilities of life a life well lived that is and the global is twenty first century world has to be a way of living that allows us to cope with the broken world in which we live. So is it necessary. Sorry is it vital life or is it just that waste of time. What do you think Chauncey I was born and raised in California? I was raised a seventh day. Adventists ice I was a little kid from Newbury Park. California went to Newbury Park adventist richest Adamy but I knew I wanted to work entertainment business and I. I've gone from being the last person on the credit. Meaning when your home and your whole family's who's watching and you're so proud of yourself and your name goes by so fast you can barely see it but I've gone from being the very last person on there too now. I'm executive producer of NBC ABC Christmas and Easter Specials I work for faith for today ministries had been there going on thirty a years. We are seen by over three million people per week as a little background about what I do. I work. I am employed by the seventh avenue. Church and I'm very proud to be a seventh day. Adventists consider myself kind of a little bit of a different seventh day adventists than some. But I think it's important my whole life. I've always felt felt that we had so much talent we have and had in. We'll have so much talent in our church but maybe because of how we as a church programmed those before us we have a lot of roadblocks a Lotta walls ahead of us in the entertainment business business but I I want to encourage people to. I've always wanted Hollywood to come to our church and our church to come to Hollywood. I think it's a very important porton mix. I can't imagine heaven without a budget. Hollywood people in it. I just think it's an important thing for years. I feel our churches. Churches backed away from the word entertainment. The word Hollywood and I just don't think we need to any more. Yes chauncey you're right we don't have to shy away from entertainment anymore. The Christian Church has always been behind when it comes to media. Yeah even today with Youtube and social media we're not using it to its maximum potential to reach people but the thirteen industry has has also changed. Here's Tracy telling us how it has changed in the past couple of years. It's changed a lot buddy. I do feel when I first against started. I attend conferences every year. There's a huge conference. It's combat it's an ATP people can look it up and it's anybody in anybody who's in television attempts this thing and I've attended over twenty years this event when we first started going they wouldn't allow us we had a booth but they wouldn't allow us to go under faith for today is eighty one eighty Christian people. There you know if you wanted to do that kind of television stuff you you had to go to a different kind of pension so back then we create a name called the wiling group in the AMS agency just so we could get in so for about ten years or so. We've just we would attend and I would attend two or three others but I could never attend. It's faith today. I only could attend the AMS mess agency or the violent group and So what I have noticed is on. I believe thanks to touched by an angel and thanks to Seventh Heaven Thin and thanks to a few shows that have you know maybe more of the Waltons just certain shows have kind of brought down that barrier and now we go as we can go his today. People know that were seventh day. Adventists people know that we're Christian and we can now attend both kinds of conferences conferences. Meaning Christian non-christians where we were represented fairly in both. But I think it's important to say in. This is just my opinion that we go to these but we are not a preaching show we are our show. Lifestyle magazine focuses on health. Mind Body and soul now. Our host is a pastor but it we just don't we're not if we started preaching like some of the other ones we would have to be on Sunday mornings and we would have to purchase time pastures Christian. Programming programming does but more and more celebrities. Look at a Kanye West. Now and look at Brad Pitt was just at his church. And and you can see Ben Affleck and Jennifer believe in their church. You See Justin Bieber leaving his church. You see so many more people opening opening up to the Lord and so it has changed a lot so things I've improved. Things have changed. Entertainment and church are now collaborating. There seems to be an acceptance from the entertainment industry to the church values name recognition even but what about the other side of the street is the church ready to embrace the entertainment industry. Here's a story from Chauncey when they had to decide whether to cancel or not an individual that may not have been welcomed at every church in America monetize people say well chauncey how can you. Why would you want at that person as a guest or why would look what I am they will? I don't I don't care I I I don't care that's not the reason that we're bringing them on on our show we had a show with an uneven. No this when I booked her I won't say the Angus but anyway I I I had no hi dear but a pretty established actress and Who has suffered from illness? Very visible illness When she comes in the room you see exactly what her what she suffers every day with and she's a spokesperson for this and she's pioneered the way for for loud? This then would I end. She used to. I didn't know she came out as a lesbian. I had no idea when I booked her. Because when I knew her she was married and Blah Blah Blah. A block. Well now she's coming on a Christian on a Christian show so I called our powers that be and I said should I cancel her. Are you know and they said well. Is she going to talk about her lesbianism and we said well. Gosh no what do we care and this is me talking. What do I care you know? And they said fine we brought her. I'm because that's not wasn't the focus. It's none of our business. NIAMH mostly mostly. I WanNa make a disclaimer that this me and my opinion But I am responsible for bringing these people and I thought thought we have to be very careful because years ago. Maybe we even we would have. But they're still shows out there that would not include her are. There are people out there that if she did show up they would ask her not to say this or not to wear. This are whatever and in in my opinion that does way more damage than good. I think. The Lord Jesus says Oh what are you fools in my opinion. What do you fools doing you? Yeah No Welcome her love her and and we did. And and it's you know it's a great show we might get a little bit flak about it but I just I think people may be your generation in my generation. Hopefully some of those that are older. I just don't think we care as much I think it's because we learned I think the more we study the more we learn about God and grace and forgiveness. Now you brought up earlier. I don't think issues like that are as important. The I think I think we set a ways to go but I think society is a little more accepting of of individuals and that's why I encourage edge. Young people to stay in the church are stay. Focused are at least stay connected to God and the Lord because we need that we definitely need that and other thing we need is a little break when we come back more. Disruptive Adam doesn't more stories from Hollywood with Johnson. Thank you for listening. We'll see after the break. You have an idea you want to tell it to the world but you. You don't know where to start. That's where anchor comes in. They have the tools for you to edit produce and record your idea right from your phone or computer is the easiest way eight to reach and grow your audience the public for you to spotify apple podcasts and all major platforms and top it off they match you with advertisers so you can earn from your passion and your wonderful idea so tell me what are you waiting for download the anchor APP or go to anchor DOT FM to get started and follow your dream her back with more disruptive Lavigne's as we've seen there are more interactions between the church and Hollywood right now but why is it that we have had this opinion this idea that entertainment is evil. The Hollywood is not worth our time. I think poor habits I think upbringing. I think some of these people that idea with in the Church I personally believe and some just don't know any better they chest like they'll say something to me or the last and I just looked at them like they have three heads and some of them. I just don't think they'll ever get it probably because of their upbringing in because of whatever Now that doesn't stop me from caring about them and still trying to Let them see my side but they are are just never going to see how see something how I see something but I don't see I don't see I don't I think that's a dying breed. I think more and more people as they grow in as they just grow in life and they just see how the world is changing and how life life is changing. And there's just a few things that if our church and I just made my church if we don't keep up if we if we're not careful we are GONNA lose lose out on thousands of possibilities to just give them. Jesus you know if I worry that you're wearing to rings or thumb ring. Our nose ring are tongue ring or a nipples pierced or something. If I'm going to I'm going to worry about that and that comes to you before. Jesus I feel I failed and I'm not gonNA. I'm not going to just not going to do you. Then the Lord the Lord speaks to me the Lord wants us to entertain the Lord wants us to accept. I just don't think some of the issues that are That all churches beat over. Our heads is really an issue. Is there really an issue. That's a good question. I think. A very good reflective question that we can even take from the Bible when the people in charge of the church at that time they had to reflect reflect on circumcision. US An issue. Was It really that important for everyone to be circumcised. Now there are other issues that may be important they did define those so take a wreath. It's a good chapter in the book. Lacks let's continue with our story and let's continue to see why entertainment is so powerful and and what are some of the things that bond us. Well I I can tell you that. On some of our shows it has been the most successful and most watched and most downloaded and more people calling us and so forth when we do a show out on Ziobro when we do a show on Depression when we do a show on nutrition and Things like that you know which are all part what I believe the the seventh day adventists message we have found those are most popular shows when we deal with real issues with what people are going through? I think if you you hit people where they're at first you know and and help them and give them a hand and hug him and you don't even have to. You don't have to mention anything about anything except that. Then you've created a connection with them. They feel safe with you. They talk with you. They start doing a little more research about you. I can't tell you buddy I can't tell you the the celebs and some of the people that have come and they had no idea. I mean they do check us out but you know through through our shows and and the way we get people is because when Celeb- will say well yeah I did it. They're great people but so so many have come back to say. I didn't know you guys were Christian. I'm a Christian too are tell me a little bit more about that. That is the best first thing that makes me happier than anything when things like that happen. Because it's not us you know what I'm saying. We didn't say anything. We talked to them about their bipolar. Are we talked to them about suicide. Are we talked to them. About cancer or diabetes and so I think in media if we could touch more people with where they're at first then if we want to go the next step what I like about. I hope our show leads needs people to the next step in their walk with in their faith that the Lord. I hope. That's what what what happens to those people But we're not gonNA push him that way. At least I should say I'm not going to push them so as you heard chauncey there's some good things about the entertainment industry. They help us realize that celebrity or not we are all equal. We all look for help. We all have anxiety. We can bond through the programs and the shows that we you watch as we finish the second part while more part to come. Don't worry we're not done yet. Another story from chauncey about what celebrities are doing doing and how they're helping other people we brought on Jacqueline Smith who is an actress. She was in the original. Charlie's angels there was a time. There was no one more popular than the three of those Charlie's angels and they've made some movies after that and she was the first woman to be in Kmart and sears and have have her own clothing line So I know I know a lot of your listeners are thinking who but they can certainly google her Just the most gorgeous and I I was a fan. I was a fan of this. Charlie's angels show as a matter of fact she was my favorite angel ahead posters. All that kind of stuff with her she came in and she also also was fought breast cancer as she lost Farah Fawcett her one of her best friends to cancer and So so it was kind of a dream of mine to kind of have her on our show. I've been working on trying to get it for a couple of years. She agreed to do it. She showed up right on time just as gorgeous as can be as classy as kind as can be the whole staff just completely loved her she was so kind and wonderful. Wonderful to all of us and one thing that I didn't know that she did and I just love this when we were talking in the interview. She was saying that what she does and she she wasn't even we'd like pull this out of her but she goes down a nine. It's weekly or monthly. But she goes down and brings a handful of her wigs. She has a wig line and she goes to these cancer places to these women that come come out. Bald Are Scared or whatever and here here she is. She gives them wigs for free so they can feel beautiful about themselves and I thought to myself that just really hit me for some reason because imagine if it was your sister or your mother or your wife or something something and they get this horrible diet you know this whole the worst thing they can here are they. Just come out in their their breast are gone and they have no hair and they just feel imagine what they must look like feel like when they see themselves in the mirror. And here's one of the most beautiful women literally in the world as she. She doesn't just send an assistant are whatever and hands damn our talks them. It figures out in gives them a wig so they feel oh beautiful so they feel better and that just happened like last interviews in that. That's really that's one has really really stuck with me. It makes me want to go out and do something Kinda like that. You know what I mean. The press doesn't know about it it hasn't been in the news news. It's just something I don't know I just I think that's what Jesus would do. And I think so too time for a second break. We'll be right back with more this update Adam. Hope you're enjoying this episode. This podcast is brought to you by supporters on Patriots Dot Com and coffee dot com supporters are the backbone of the podcast and we are very thankful for all of you. Your contributions allow us to seek the best ideas disruptors in the world and bring you podcast. Energize dies transform. And Change Your community. We hold you take courage and join our one time. CONTRIBUTORS THROUGH COFFEE DOT COM or monthly once on Patriots Dot Com. They'll get amazing march and early access to our unedited interviews and produced podcasts. If you want to contribute hit the links in the description below and thank you and we're back for our final segment with this rep the volunteerism thank you for listening sinning. I just wanted to remind you that you can get the unedited version of this podcast and many other podcasts. On Patriot dot com slash disruptive Atavism does the dollar can give you access to unedited content to our bonus content and to all of our produce content faster and right at your fingertips so we start this final section with some words from Chauncey as to how to look at the entertainment industry and the celebrities to art within it. Look what's happening like with to meet with Demi Moore I to me and I R- well. I haven't seen her for a few years but we know we were very good friends and And now she's out. She has a new book coming out on the winter. This this is gonNA air your thing but I mean she's really and of course. I knew all this stuff but she has really you look at some of these people and you think I I had done drugs leads with Demi Moore back in the day But you look at these people. At one point she was the highest. Paid woman. high-speed yeah women at just twelve million. I think she got for striptease and we look at this. She has everything everything everything imaginable and she's been suicidal. And so you never know we. We shouldn't judge you. You just never know what someone's going through each day when you bump into somebody at the supermarket are at the gas station or something. What is it hurts? You just give mismile. Where's it hurt to just wave or something you'd never know I've battled depression. I've had days. I just super hard to get out of bed at hard to just go get the things done you have to get done and I remember when and I'm in those one of those moods. I remember the people that smiled at me. Our kind to me throughout the day and I think we as Christians if we would even just do more of that than the other you know come to church to church coming you gotta be there. She got to be that if we would just kinda slow oh down on that part and focus on the. Hey Hi how are you today. Have a good day. Yes ma'am no sir. Yes sir. They're just kind of Nice polite that kind of stuff. I think I think if we do more of that I think like your first corner first questions earlier was I think you'll see changes. I think that is the changes in in the entertainment world. Kindness forgiveness. I I think if we do that a little bit more. Christianity won't be such a negative still have that negative little twist to it so as you've been hearing the stories you may think this is great. The entertainment industry has changed. There's no problems but the reality is there's still problems there's still issues talk to you and I talked about those on the unedited version. But he told me that they're still drugs. There's still problems but we need to look at those problems as an opportunity to reach people and not necessarily to put them now as we have been engaging with them. We want to definitely deliver the good news. Here are some tips that Chauncey gave us so your church is ready to accept not only the people from the entertainment industry but any one that just wants to find. Jesus well I think it's gotTa start at the top hop meaning the pastor and the congregation and each church has a a group of what influence that you know. The the people may be give the most money to the church there you know maybe their elders or deacons or or whatever but they have power in the church. You know what I mean. I think a lot of churches have that I think it really starts with With the church level and maybe the conference but they just need to do what Jesus would do and they need to. I think they're so determined to get him in and change them. You know like like we're all sinners but I think sometimes they these churches they say Zabel's sin like ideal. Don't send it all our you know it. I just I just think we got a backup and we don't need to clobber clobber people with this or this or that I think we just need to let a man. I know you a little bit now. I know food. I know you probably have a wonderful experiences. Sad experiences of stuff about how how people have been turned away a hurt or damaged and most of my friends I went to Manitoba into an adverse academy. There was a couple hundred people in our class It was big back then in at our one of our reunion so there was there was less than like four or five percent that were still mature church. Now that doesn't mean they don't like God are still don't have. They just left the Seventh Avenue Church. They want nothing. Most of my friends want nothing to do with the seven. AM and his church. But they're still my friends you know and it's because we've been damaged and we've been hurt and we've been pushed away. We felt we felt like we haven't been accepted. We haven't been and thank God and there's a few churches Oakwood University is one favor today. Mike Tucker has has one. I'm actually happy with Randy Roberts at Loma Linda. There's another one out there called cross. I haven't been but I've certainly wonderful words about him It's called crossroads. I hope saying that right but there's a few churches out there crosswalk. I haven't been but I've heard wonderful things about that. So there are some out there are ones out there that I'm not nervous about sending people you too. I think the ones that aren't doing that yet. We need to pray really hard for them. I think I think these passions need to be retrained regrouped reorganized. I mean for goodness sakes knowing gotta end but look our churches even are gaining women. Shame shame on us in my opinion but shame on us right. There were discriminate. Discriminating right there in my in my opinion discriminating. We'd you have to stop that. We just in my opinion. They have to stop that. 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I did actually walk down Hollywood Boulevard and note that people were going into all the sex shops today. The Hustler store was bustling with activities linen. Bustling as we were going to take a night call just off the bat and I call it canes longtime listener first-time caller since you guys are doing romance team on for everywhere. I thought maybe cool to call in about one of my favorite smut peddlers of all time and things like nine and a half weeks. Red Shoe diaries a while working most the time in collaboration with his wife. Perjure show easy out the idea of software and usually around you where she described their selves together is thrillers. I'm wondering if you could talk about some of your favorite emotional thrillers. I know nine and a half weeks came up in your erotic honesty but I can be sexy gone. I've been thinking a lot about this. I wrote about it I think it's an interesting thing about to eleven romance. You haven't had a reduction in years. Thanks for being unionized. Call Extended here you guys. Talk about cigarettes. You diaries wow what a great night. Call Excellent Neikov. Thank you so much. I'm thinking about it now. To what is the last great movie? Sex SCENE MAGIC. Ninety two that even memorable sex scene. That was just high a sexy movie. It's very rare. We get to thrust and frustrates. Usually there's a really bad trend of this. I really associate with Tv show that it would just smash had to like fucking like really aggressive. Like Jackhammer fucking. Which I just thought it was like an uses a punchline man it was like like really explicit fucking but like as as a joke. There's definitely more sex on TV. Yeah there's an IT's more. It's more fun to watch at home just positing but yet movies movies. Maybe are losing ground in the sex scenes competition to you guys have. What is the most recent great sex scene in a movie? I mean that's what I'm trying to think of. How if it's not Magic Horta lady on fire yet. That just is coming out today. I think properly had a small release last year. I heard that's very good. It's good but it's actually not as like the sex has cool like love scenes. But they're not I think of something. That's not a sex scene in that movie more than I think you're like Like an actual like sex act on like just like some cool very romantic moments today. Good kissing like a lot in the horny EST movie. I can think of the recent passes. Probably Phantom thread which doesn't have any sex scenes in it. It's just it's tense is a tension. So Yeah Yeah. It's Horny when I think of the most explicit sex scenes that I've seen recently they are two ways like handmaiden and handmaiden honeywood sexy. And that's probably the last thing. I can think of and Louis Collartoo too but both men. I love Hanmi. Yeah a great movie. But I think that the sex scenes do kind of year and I think very purposely. Sorry very like frame male gaze like made to be like they do just come off as like objects like like would glock kind of A. Yeah yeah then. We'll get to this later when we talk about. Today's feature the hunger a sexy lesbian sex scene. But Yeah I feel like most of the sex scenes are in comedies in movies that I can think of and they are generally like jokes like played for a joke. Yeah seems like a problem. We're here to remedy. I call a reboot the erotic thriller. Yeah what about like in the boy next door a movie? I haven't seen movie. Industry Sin Attempt to reboot the erotic thriller. Haven't seen it either. Jennifer Lopez has sex with like the boy next door just watched which I totally enjoyed his. What lies beneath. Oh what lies beneath is so good never seen it and I totally enjoyed it. I like that was like a hot kind of a hot movie Yeah but it was funny too because there's like a whole part where they're supposed to be like oh like their old fuddy duddy trying to have sex in this long marriage but it's like Harrison Ford and Michelle. I did nuttiest but biggest innovation in the last ten fifteen years of movies has just been like trying to get the most awkward sex scenes possible onscreen as some kind of active defiance. Maybe that's French extremism it's opposite of friendships him the scene and Greenberg which is like the worst time. There weren't even on a sex scenes in marriage story. That was one of the things I was angry at not know nobody had sex in that movie. They just all talked a lot elaine. Did you see marriage story? I would not see whatever you know about my Blue Valentine theory. No it's the people who see blue. Valentine usually this again scientifically unproven. But I'm really sure that this is true that they break up soon after and then I felt like marriage story was definitely of that genre of the breakout. Your love genre. So I wouldn't see it. I mean the only thing I really know a marriage story is that one clip that was over the Internet the punching the wall which had like a bad representation. I didn't even love the movie. But it's just like that's only works because you've been it for like an hour and a half of that dip straight into I'd it's hard. It had like the exact same energy as my last. Break up me as both caretaker. I really am never gonNa see absolutely no respect that very much. We were mostly anti marriage for a podcast. Our official stance is no. Do you think it's just like American puritanism like why why is this. It does seem or is it just because movies all have to be for babies. Now wait why. There's no good because you never see like superheroes fucking right. I don't think it's 'cause there's show fucking it's just not like good sex actually fat but it is like a kind of Infanta limitation of most movies. I think every like I think that a lot of movies just like owner and I'm talking more about mainstream is about India moves or foreign movies. Obviously but I just don't think that like a lot of movies want to deal with that because they're trying to hit some kind of Nice mainstream thing which I think is different than being puritan. It's more just like trying to be like have all the edges sanded off. Yeah but you can still get plenty of that stuff like you said on. Tv and in the indie foreign stuff mccown got to be in a dark room with strangers. No like I haven't seen uncut gems yet there was no sex Ed- sex. Yeah very cute scene in it. That is like sexy. It's not a sexy. No I mean like definitely. There is a period where you know. Suddenly you could show Saxon movies at the end of the sixties and then it became more and more until the eighties when it was like every movie had to succeed. Which is why that. Wayne's world joke about the sex scene the gratuitous sex scene and then maybe like reached such a point of saturation that it had to go back down or it's just like maybe you're afraid that it'll become kind of I mean you know what okay. This is just a theory. What if it's that? Nobody really wants to have that kind of like sampled into a jeff again. You know what I mean. There's like this weird way that it could be taken as like a kind of just like the imagery lifted and feels. That feels wrong somehow. Yeah I'm calling status. I feel like there's like this show. We've all said like they still show like fucking and movies. There's just no erotic so don't think seduction. Yeah maybe it's like last gasp of Patriarchy like they just want to like only show like those like they don't WanNa show any foreplay or any like tension or any of the things that are like actually erotic just WanNa show like pene you. I mean you could really think like that. No no actually gets anyone off. I think that a lot of people especially very recently are worried about having just like not good environments on such when they shoot sex scenes think it could be like the need to have an intimacy coordinator and everything it just makes it kind of takes away spontaneous. I like this predates thought. It predicts that but I think there's also just a mentality like well. I don't WanNa do anything that ends up being like objectified somebody or or making anybody feel uncomfortable. Bad when they're making that is but then they don't find a way to do it in a way that makes people feel being like let's not try rather than riots. This hard for us is the problem. I also do think that we really lose something. If we don't have softcore soft cores delightful love Sophomore. Everything shot through bring cinemax skin. Maximum your think about this time. Being like one of the core dividers between old millennials and young millennials. Is that like we had the scrambled porn experience. And like they didn't and that joke in American pie like doesn't make any sense anymore but like that itself was the erotic experience was like trying to get the channel to come in for one second at a time like totally furtively. You know people have so much access to everything now. I wonder if it's like like you really had to search stuff out you know yeah as a Ti that can be attorney that can also fill in for instead of the build up and like whatever cinematic thing you could do to make A sexy feel more romantic. It's like if you personally. In the actress seeking it out have to go through all the stuff that weird room in the video store behind the curtain like the coolest place in the world. You know because the curtain says like Oh. You're not supposed to be in here but you are. That was it video stores and I was a little kid regular video stores Qatar Curtain. The adult section of beaded curtain forgotten. That you're like can I go with. I'm a fifteen year old or whatever like we'll somebody on me put on my darkened office. Yeah Lake I feel like some of the streamers two. They took the softcore sections like down off of their offerings. Which I was like that really betrays the ethos of cable to me which is to like have of course action at night. Well we really appreciate the call. This is something that's always on our minds that call if you have a recent movie sex scenes that were missing. 'cause we didn't come up with anything. So how was your favorite recent sex scenes from movies or have your theories ready about why the sex scene has disappeared? Yeah and if you want to Reboot Red Shoe Dire. Yes yeah with us. All wearing like velvet robes by a wonderful is. The BEST IS IN DOLLARS. You series of the narrator. Let us back if you like night call. There's another podcast you should check out. It's called Love Letters. And it's hosted by Meredith Goldstein. The Boston Globe advice columnist each season. Meredith Explores One big question about love and relationships through surprising stories and lessons from her own life. This fall. She's taking on a question. People ask her constantly. How do you know like how do you know when it's really love and went to leave? You can listen to love letter. Season three on apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you get night call. Hello I'm comedian and writer so feel Alexandra and I'm the CO host of the daily Zeitgeist and WanNa be comedian miles gray and we're the host of a brand new podcast called four twenty day. Fiance a podcast that features an elevated discussion of our favorite reality show ninety day fiance and all of its various iterations. Now what is different about this? Podcast amongst all the podcasts. That are available you will. This podcast is fifty percent recap show fifty percent game show and one hundred percent. Delicious messy drama. Yeah so if you like the sound of that listen to four twenty day. Fiance on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome back tonight call. We are joined today by Elaine. Con Slowly. Hulo. You've been joining us so far. Inland it's Valentine's Day. As we were saying won't be when you listen to this but you'll still be bathing in the warm glow of you'll be processing the glow elaine. You were telling me that you wanted to talk about a little reality show. Oh yeah flirting called flirty dancing. It's have you guys seen it now. I don't have Hulu but the way you said nerdy dance because I looked into it and I was like no rate their conversions awful over the American version. And then you were like you don't understand no okay so it started in England on the BBC and it's hosted by this lake six-foot-five man named Ashley Banjo. Okay and it's just like they and first of all they call in in the UK. I don't know who is knows what they call single people singleton's so like I know from the British that's okay yes which automatically ads like level of like just like cuteness to it and also like hawkiness but they just get like these very normal people from small towns in England and set them up and the whole thing is like so they've each learned for those of you who have not seen flirting each singleton learns one half of the dance and the first time they ever meet. They performed this choreographed duet together and in the UK version. It's just like it's like the most pure thing you've ever seen it's like you're seeing just pure romantic. Hope just like vibrating through the bodies of these people like they always like cry and they're like that was the most amazing thing I've ever done so it's an incredible bought a VPN. Just so. I could watch it but and then I found out I was coming to American. I got so excited but then I found it in America. Of course now. It's a competition wasn't no. It was not a competition before it was just like I'm looking for love and like maybe it's with you and together. We're going to try this out and I'll be honest I've looked into all of the couples and none of them have worked out of course. Not but you see for like they all leave the dance being like this is true. Love like on. It's no for real like they're just like I've never seen such like pure human emotion captured on television. And what are they dancing to this difference? That's all it runs the gamut as the things I used to watch so you think you can dance in the first few seasons and that was all professional. It wasn't I'm yeah. I'm very drawn to the baby or a question about the Especially the American version. Made me wonder if some of these people were pros. I mean I don't know about the American virgins like I said I only watched the first one but in the UK version. They're definitely not pros. And in fact it's like you know they'll be like I dunno like seniors definitely cannot dance and just like sort of good natured. Brose who just kind of like you know. Basically it'd have to like hold their hands up while their partner not circles around them. But it's I only saw the one episode the first episode the American version. It was just so outraged by yeah I watched one in the middle of the American version and I guess the host is normally Jinadu on. It was like a British host. Maybe it was Ashley Band Josh. Evangi got it was. It was a competition. It was a guy and it was like. You're GONNA dance with these two different women and like do the same routine with both of them and you all learn the parts separately and then but then like when they did the routine. It was in like the terrarium of a botanical garden. I mean that's that's true across both okay. I mean the one day it was really nice. I guess it was like I was like at the end of beauty and the beast right crystal pass for some reason but they picked one of the people and I was like. I don't know that that was the person they dance. Speakers Hotter cores. More like who they whatever. It's not it just it. Really the whole point of the British. Au said it's like it's like quaint and it's like for people who hope and like the whole idea of like that it's just a competition like let's just it's really Nice Spirit. A forty dancing flirty hunter. I mean it's just if you can watch the I mean it's if you can watch the British version. I cry every time knowing that it doesn't go anywhere. I feel like like learning to do dances. Especially if you're not a professional dancer you don't do that all the time and like the the thrill of the accomplishment of it is like a very very kind of like almost primal you for her yes editor. Y'All's like I mean like. They had like a bachelor you know. They always have people they just do the fast version of that. Which is they just need people to involve clips together and then like when? They're not dead that they have this like hyper adrenaline rush of like I'm not. The Bachelor is like midsummer it is. Yeah basically but like the whole thing of finding a way that feels like a much more humane way to capture a very very basic human emotion. Like where you kind of like have. Some sort of sense of accomplishment goes through an unusual circumstance with another person for the first time in his lake. My God it's like the movie speed and it's also like their body is actually have to move together like a lot of what lifts and stuff in it so if they really have to. They really have to develop the sense of trust. That's not as simple as just like jumping off. Yeah whatever they have to like communicate. Yeah they actually have to. Yeah exactly they have to communicate physically and they're not allowed to talk at all even after the dances over. Oh really no well. There's also another show. I ended up doing a deep dive on dating reality. You've got to learn everything about it. there's another show called. Cindy which is the same premise of Florida dancing. That was singing. You do a Duet Together Watch. It cannot talk it is another. Uk Show so maybe then I learned that one of the most popular shows is a Chinese bachelor style. Dating show called the One That has been on for ten years and And a contestant went viral for the phrase for saying on a date. I'd rather cry in a BMW than smile on a bicycle and it became. It became a museum and people such a sad statement. The most depressing people were like a million sink pieces about it about like. What does this mean like people are bicycles for for cars I mean I guess I like to be protected from the elements for this reminds me bicycle. One of the best feelings in the world while it was a good turn of phrase Paris Hilton. Stop being poor shirt. I don't like it anymore. Yeah fight I I like That there's like just parallel. Bachelor's had like the same logic as the bachelor but instead of the Rose ceremony there's something that's called like a heart on twitter There was a show called sexy beasts. That was dating show where they put one person in a prosthetic monster suit and then they had to go on dates with people for the people had like see through to your real personality. Wow there's one Other lands another lands show a Dutch dating show called dating in the Dark Dotson and had Dongo. I heard of this one. A reality show created another lund's were three single men and three single women move into a light tight house getting to know each other on a nightmare. It's sound horrible. They form bonds in total darkness. We'll be awful about that. Is your other senses being so heightened that you're so aware of the different smells of people. Is that what you were thinking? Actually a really sent via. Isn't that all like sex? Appeal is among. Yeah but I don't like being robbed of all other faculties and being like just sniff pick a pick. A bag of lose all smells good. There's also a couple of shows that are just Topi in the other direction that are like where you never meet. Somebody accept virtually where it's like the circle but instead of it's just like everyone's in a different room and they just like talking to chat room and decide who they want to be with the most but they can't see each other can't see each other they can only talk online. They're always not letting people seeing a hot. They are. Yeah all of these are about flirty. Dancing sounds so nice. 'cause it feels like a real antidote to like like. Why would you go on a show like that where you can't see people you're only looking at people on an APP like that's just light? My sister's life. There's one called dating alone. That's a South Korean dating game show. That's more like a dating. Sim where you're going on a date with Simone. It's like to teach men to be better at dating. Theoretically Watch me play. This is a great wicker yeah don't shake horrors. Ona's is a Telemundo dating show. That's based around the Zodiac. Oh I've watched it doesn't seem like and then love cruise is an American reality show featuring sixteen men compete sixteen singles competing for a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar prize The original premier date of the show is September Eleventh. Two Thousand and one but it was I do think of the peak of reality. Tv as being like that period. Yeah one of my favorite reality shows but it was also like a very brutal watch and felt very morally. Wrong was a show called solitary that I think I talked about on girls in hoodies ones but it was people. They had like a robot voice. They could talk to but that was the only the only communication they had during and they were each in their own little like horrible style and they just didn't have any human contact and it was like. How long can you go? But I never really liked the bachelor I think you know. I would contrast it with solitary because the dating shows like finding connection in a like. Whoa emily sounds like you. Just plain pride overhead reading it. I I really like the like total absence of connection and reality. Tv sometimes because it seemed honest than the fabricated romantic connections. I'm like when you're watching someone just kind of like lose it from being alone for so long versus like trying to make themselves to you. Go find the bachelor pleasurable. I've never seen that. I Hate I don't I don't I really don't and it's like one of those things where I'm like. I don't understand people who like this but I like lots of other stuff. That's similar to this. Yeah I tried watching one episode because I have so many friends who are so into it and one of my friends actually does a podcast Colin. Show about the bachelor but I tried. Watching one. Episode is the just seem so horrible. Well it seems so fake. You know it's really hard to crack the veneer but we all when we worked at grand together. It was like a huge thing so we were all kind of forced. Watch it. Yeah yeah a lot of people I've watched it for work probably for about four or so linger emily. You did work on that on bachelor because you did like interviews with people. I became friends with the Chalice opera. Singers Yeah Charlene joint. I understand why people get obsessed with uh but it's not for me. I feel that way about Bandra paroles though I just went on and it's also I think it's one of those things also that doesn't really sit right. Toast Twenty Sixteen. It feels like a super conservative show. Super-conservative show but I think even more so it's one of of those things where you really put the glasses on and you see it for what it is like. It's the only way that I really do understand Islamic. It is the best critique of heterosexuality. 'cause it's like insane it's like okay you go on dates with all these women but it's like the also the sexual politics of it. Just make no sense where it's like. You have to have sex with them at the end like you're not you might get not chosen because you have sex with them. Yeah Yeah I once did a whole drunk Ted talk on on the fantasy suite on the concepts of the fantasy suite because it was such a the way that's treated on the show is again we're going back to like the idea of depicting sex. It's like treated in such a weird like we can't say what this actually is right right. Also we are pushing these people towards it wants them to go into the box. But we're not gonna see what happened in the locks but so the idea and also and they talk about what happened afterwards but you don't get to see and that is very American to be like we're selling the sex but we're not gonNA show up because we can't have vision but like yeah on British Television. They would just show it actually. I like Love Island which is just like the bachelor but stupid. It's so I only like the British version because it's all really good slang. It is very like people from all over England going on a holiday. Well Molly you're also really into naked and afraid for a while because it's like the opposite though where they're like you're nate. It's like a man and a woman usually you're naked. You're in the word you're afraid like they. I don't think they ever end up hooking up one time I'm not even but they have to huddle together for war. We'll they make it through the night. It's kind of like the opposite of the fantasy suite because the expectation is is like completely non sexual but there naked so nudity becomes non-sexual really fast that people have it. It's when you keep apple away from it that it becomes this really fetish is thing. That's why we're so fucked up an American many reasons. Why but you did anybody here ever see sex box which was a British show. I One oh you have sex in a box. Sex boxes where the box on stage in front of a studio audience and couples come on and they talk about the sexual problems are and then they go have sex in the Bach excess. Yeah well in the off. They can't see so the box then they come out and they're wearing robes nathan for you. I was just thinking of Nathan Hugh that they put such. A good idea is a really good idea. Great Sex your kid. Who's Very God? Well we'll be right back with another story about sex boxes the hunger higher re one. It's Katie couric. I've got a ton of questions about this crazy time. We're living in and I know you probably due to on the new season of my podcast next question with me. Katie couric I sit down with people at the center of the issues. Shaping the world around us like the impact meet has on our health and on the environment. Why the maternal mortality rate in the United States is so high and how the twenty twenty presidential candidates plan to improve the lives of every day. Americans I hope you'll join me for these fascinating conversations on the second season of next question. Subscribe and listen every Thursday on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your favorite shows welcome back tonight call. As part of our spooky love February we watched a choice of emily's for a spooky romance. Tony Scott's the hunger nineteen eighty three. I Tony Scott Director of the first. Tony Scott Bellm. Yeah I I love this movie I'd seen it a couple of times before and then I realized that fit into fits perfectly into spooky love and it's a really good like I think. A of vampire movies can be metaphors for different kinds of things. But this is one. That's really about having a bunch of exes that you keep in coffins in your attic like that's what this is about. It is another Whitley Strieber striber. We never decided Willie asked joins us? Hope he of course wrote communion which we did as a night call book club pick and we all had like middling opinions. We don't change any. We felt changed all of Whitley strivers books appear to be about people changing forms from one form to another whether it be like sexy alien or a sexy wolf apparently is another one I think almost all of his films. It's not all of them have been adapted into films to get the book that the day after tomorrow is based on. Yeah he's like getting paid for his nothing on. Have you seen the hunger. Yeah Wash last night. What's what what are your thoughts? I mean I really liked it. My main takeaway was the way that they did shadow. I tried today. Wow is like all the way to their brow and it looks so good. Looks like a sunset. Ga- Gye and it's actually connotes this weird like microcosm for the entire aesthetic of the film like just on their eyelid like all the colors. The the the gauzy fabrics the blood one of the guys easiest movies. There's so much fog. And all those there's fog mineral scarred. I truly hated this. I was so yeah I mean I just hated it seeing spicy guy. We had all the same opinion. Time wouldn't be as fun. I like the a lot but I felt like in the beginning of I twenty minutes. Which okay so spoiler spoilers? David Bowie is like aging really fast and initially I was like this is going to be a sexy movie. Correct like it seems that way and then there was the whole incident with the eating each other and then dying really graphically and I was like oh just like the lawnmower man owners. Don't talk back right like well. Not Real that's the thing so at Tony. Scott I think was criticized in the original coverage of this movie for like just totally subverting. The plot in favor of GAAS and it was delicious. 'cause it was like it was a very sensually visual movie but the plot there were so many times when it seemed to be chugging away in a certain direction and just like derailed and then by the end of the movie. I was like what what happened. Like so okay another problem then. I was telling molly before we started recording. I could not stop fixating on the fact that there's a scene. Where Child Takes Polaroid pictures of David Bowie? And of Catherine of as we all know. Vampires cannot be photographed nor do they have reflections in the mirror. Yes so David Bowie's only part-man Pyre but Katherine to Novus Full Vampire. Why is there a polaroid of her face with this movie clearly? Just not play by the vampire play. Yeah only be like I. I Love Vampire movie. Your show that really really plays by the rules and like has fun with the rolls. This one is just like a real true day walker movie there just like normal glamorous people that don't die like that that's basically super as the annual. They never say the vampire movie which means maybe. They're not vampire just floods. Apparently at least our book was that he was treating vampires sort of a sci-fi concept. So it's like a species of human are kind of humid. It's like can be explained through like their blood hence like why somebody could have blood transfusion and take on a lot of the qualities vampire without being a vampire that was sort of the difference of his. The conceit of the book which is not super explicitly laid out in the movie. But Yeah I don't know I think like it's not super satisfying to me like a vampire movie. You opening five minutes. I thought it was going to be more like interview with the vampire and it was going to be about like this couple. That's like doomed to live together forever in their fancy apartment and then I thought then I was getting especially when they're in the townhouse I was like. Oh this is about Jeffrey Epstein Inches Maxwell of course But it was like the do find those those fancy New York townhouses with the marble walls to be like the most creepy places also because they never turn on the lights ever ever and not that I was like well. 'cause they're empires but if they're vampires again they would never reflections and they do so they just prefer the darkness. You combine these things hate of like people who like to play piano and maybe lived in people who never turn on the lights people who dust when people come over and they don't talk they just does times wired audubon vampire so posh always well I feel like the whole thing like at least in recent modern history is like vampires about an anxiety about some kind of wealthy class leaching off of people like I feel like that's like aristocratic like they're very rarely core. That's what I'm saying. They're very rarely poor vampires. But because I think like it's like a Zombie movies about the anxiety like your neighbor is like your everyday people they are in life just be completely switched her about the fear of poor people like alien nation from your fellow man whereas I think that the entire movies are much more about like there are rich people out there who will know. Zap All your resources in your emotions your emotional and financial resources and did neither slaves. Did you feel as though this was like a metaphor for drug addiction? At first I was wondering I I had a bunch of thoughts but then in the end I felt as though it had to be a metaphor for drug addiction which I feel like is also a common kind of vampire tie in. I think that the way that the vampirism is depicted is definitely very overtly like junky type imagery but I think that the story itself which is why like it. Awhile enjoyed today. Valentine's Day is really explicitly about having past loves and about like exact again keeping your ex's In coffins in your attic. Like this idea of like when you start a relationship with somebody feels like forever never Estimate Berry says in the shower and and then you notice that inevitably has to end and then you have to like live with that coffin in your attic. It's also that's what the what do you call it. The tagline of the movie or whatever. It's no human love is forever. No human loves forever something like that so it made me think that the whole reason because it was one of the confusing things is. Why does he start aging? What triggers that. And then I started thinking because of of the movie tagline or log line. Whatever it is that it's she has fallen out of love with him and that's why he starts age and that definitely yeah. I feel like supports emily. Your hypothesis about it being about XS and that was the most horrifying part of God's areas party are attic full of energy and she's like keep keep him company lally. Whatever is so my God I mean and Susan's yeah. I mean just for that alone. This movie rules I thought but understand is great. Yeah I mean that's the thing too is also like I just became several different things that I thought it was going to be It turned into a lesbian vampire movie. Which is another type of empire movie And there's a long history of lesbian vampires. There's a book called Carmella. That's like the Female Dracula and Carmela is all about like a you know. A baroness or something. Who is secretly a vampire? But she's also like preying on this girl and her sleep and the girl like you may be gets into it So I do think it's also a metaphor for closeted nece in a way. It felt like I think a lot of bad feeling like some kind of closeted like not being able to let you have to kind of initiate people into being the kind of person that you are or to spend time with them or spend your life. Wait wait until you. The Lost Boys that Susan Sarandon was not born during. I did not know that. And that's her married name. I Prince Humperdinck. Yeah in Princess Bride. That really blew my mind. Actually it's like no. I didn't either really assumed that she can't came onto this earth. Susan Serandon but no one this. This is Always be remembered as the movie. That David Bowie Talked on during which is very interesting. I think when you watch this movie because it's not necessarily who you would think we're took up while filming so he was scared of Catherine Deneuve. Who isn't yeah character? Yeah 'cause they barely share any scenes except for the hospital scene where he's waiting around on the waiting real But they are. I would say they're to me too hot as people in the movie. So maybe it makes sense Kevin. Deneuve is pretty hot. I'm team to know. I think they're all hot again. I don't know why it's like a hard movie in terms of the Lake sexual attention. Because he's like a thousand years old right right he when when he's like basically just kinda crumbling so intense again. I was anticipating something I think. If I'd been better prepared I was like let's some candles but on the deal with that. That's another thing that we liked about it. As the empire movie is like a lot of empire movies are about the fantasy of never dying always stay young beautiful and this is about like really the first few minutes of the movie rents like with the Legacy of housing that cloud which is like I was watching the final news. Like I think this is like how I thought like being an adult would be like. This is what I thought it would be like dolls the first five minutes of the hunger. But but that's like so cool and it's like everybody's so beautiful and it's high and then you go into rapid eighteen straight out of that and I think that that's like super intentional. Like I think too. You can not appreciate one without the other. You can't appreciate the tragedy of like becoming a corpse before your lover's is without like having just seen like something Super Karnal and and erotic and everything right before that. I also saw it though in terms of lake because I think if you go with the drug metaphor then it becomes something else to of how your life becomes punctuated by like these brief highs. You know where it's like your suit you're having like super intense sex or like you're in the shower and you're doing like the superintendents making out and then the next minute it's almost like you lose patches of time and when you come to your old you know so it's almost like your life is just like these brief bursts of enjoy. It's otherwise nothing. It's like the bathtub scene in the shining. Like the hot chick turns to the falling apart old lady in your arms but it's the same thing with a dude dude. Is David Bowie? So it's especially sad. Bring him back now. There's nobody you could put like cast in that role but it's also it's also like now that David Bowie. The person is dead. It is interesting to be like. Oh but he is preserved in his like perfect forever. Form in this movie and other movies movies makes you a real vampire. Yeah and I guess I mean like there's nobody that seems more mortal like when you're watching a movie ends like so to have that person just great in real time is just like it's very alarming totally heels like berry upsetting to watch Not a lot of jokes in. This movie is one more thing. No there was. No one had a sense of humor and Susan. Sarandon's boyfriend was funny to me. I took when all of the doctors were in a room chain smoking and apparently Ashington mouses cage or something like okay. Maybe I could laugh. Or maybe that's just like factual eighties knows. No I mean it's very very eighties but it does also feel like it's early eighties. It isn't just gratuitous sex scenes it is still kind of art movies sex scenes that like are integral to the plot and also like pretty hot. But you can see how it's like paving the way to just like full on music video like top gun type sex scenes that everybody would make fun of actually but it does feel like it opens with a blood rave it feels kind of like a Eurotrash version of blade a little time straight gray again. What I thought it would be life right. If you put bleed through like a soft core filter machine it would become the hunger which I fully on board with the aesthetic someday. I really appreciated about the movie was. I've always thought in horror. You see so many kind of hot young women get murdered and it was nice seeing a number of hot young men. I liked that very one dimensional. Like it's just man and sunglasses gone to that man flasher. That guy who they bring into feed Susan Sarandon Katherine Briggs Feed Her. He's like doing an impression of Christian on American psycho. Yes American psycho but he also looks like Christian. Bale is very weird. Isn't that sucked up though that? We're like Oh yeah slashers. But for her. It's really into it. Uncut gems spoilers like when they like stopped. Adam Sandler in the car trunk ripped all his clothes. Fleet greet her just like all the people say about women in slashers unlike maybe the opposite is true. Like if it's men I'm also like rob them of their issues for my pleasure. Ancient Egyptian Vampire Queen Plano. You Hate Vampires. I love the ancient Egyptian vampire ancient. That was a weird too. There were just like here. She is ancient Egypt flash back to the different time periods dress. Looks like a nurse's hat which I like headdress. Did Not do the Lakers owner to be like how much a vampire and goth culture is just like eighties punk culture. And you know I was like wow a bunch of people with like good. I make up and silly coolest smoking tricks. Yes like all the smacking indoors is so go off you know and love it. It's just like what would it vampire do? They would take up. Smoking inherit premature. We should definitely watch death. Becomes her love comes. Her death becomes her for my best friend. We're in we're in like I knew we were really little and I remember. I wore this like weird. Strapless dress that my mom had taken in for me and just got a black sir hole for like the yeah becomes. Her is also a movie about like female vanity and Vampire. Type stuff exactly really. We should watch various love. Triangle Yeah Well. I'm so what was the verdict forever beyond hunger? 'cause I just like I it's such A. I am just so happy all the time it was. I felt like I was like this is like when I made you. Guys Watch reds. It's like I can't have a opinion on it that is like like I wished I'd seen it earlier really is what it may. I would've loved it if I seen it when I was a teenager and now I was like into it but I was a little bit like there could be a little more plot happening in the street. Be Sure Yeah. I thought it had a lotta great ingredients. I I blame Tony. Scott for why? That's that's whose fault it is he gave he gave some great things but I think he just like I felt like he was GonNa Means Real Smith. Well the studio made them put a different ending on it. You guys dodds. Yeah Molly was telling me that earlier too. I didn't know that I think you were saying Susan. Serandon really objected to that. Yeah because Spoilers apparently in the Book Susan Sarandon's character kills herself or at least in the original script because she's like I'd rather die than be an addict Yeah and they sort of have that scene and then just cut her high love that machine turning throat and then forces her blood into Miriam's mouth yes great. It's it's it's good well emily. You love vampire movies. I vampire movies have been watching a lot of them recently. one of my recent saves that. I watched somewhat recently years. Only lovers left alive. I feel like I quit some songs or something that on at night call mixed recently but that one is like I mean. There's always kind of just the Fun Glamour. Part of a vampire movie. Like what would I do if I could just live forever and have every single experience read every book and an open others up to live is like definitely about that? Like there's this wonderful part where like Tilda Swinton has tested? Get on a plane. So she packs her bag which uses vampire so she just takes a suitcase full of books which is like so sweet and like kind of like. Yeah I guess if you had really been around for like five hundred years you would just like. That's all he would really care about after a while being intellectual stimulation just like. Haven't you stuff to think about because you'd probably get super board but the idea of like a long law of a longterm relationship in that line where you know you kind of have to find a way to make it work over centuries freight and that's like what makes vampire movies sometimes very romantic is that idea and also working around a person does like being a vampire you know agreeing to become a vampire because you get so much and also just the thing like well we're kind of stuck together Yeah that's fucked up too because it's like it is like the feeling of somebody being like. Oh you thought we're in this together. Just kidding I don't know I didn't realize this this is sort of fucked up but like I've read it just on the wikipedia simmering which is when when John burris character kills the girl. That's been taking music lessons from not Apparently it was because Miriam Katherine Develops character was like grooming her to be her like her next kind of consort. After yeah comfortable that was for me and it was also giving me kind of like Kirsten dunst interview with the vampire by thought was going to in the movie. Thousand me about this couple taking in like a younger girl. Is there like Weird concert right? It was not that But death scene is gnarly. Yeah Yeah it's very upsetting. Yeah I feel like the the They don't bite people as you said but they have these little angst that they stabbed people with And I feel like I I think I feel like maybe there was a stink on vampire movies at the time for something that I guess is like post hammer or stuff like maybe you. Ac- is too late cheesy or something people fighting next. I think like a classy main. I don't know it's like some of the basic things. Remain the same across every vampire movie. But yeah I mean obviously this is better than like twilight to my mind in terms of characterizations of vampires also. Elaine and I are both redheads. So are essentially vampires. There's nothing I always relate to the like living in the night of the like. Why would you be out in the sun ever? They go out in the sun though. I really liked this movie but I do wish it stuck a little more to the vampire rules at least xers. It's strange to have had that Shirley pictures because I feel it in. The Sun is more happy. Thought an emulsion. Maybe it's just polaroid maybe years. Maybe maybe on a nice phone. I don't know we don't maybe vampires wear sunscreen. Talking about. Is THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN. Tell us what's your favorite vampire movie hall. That's that's tricky. Don't put me on the spot. What's your favorite movie? The hunger I was thinking about True blood which I was feeling like maybe actually go back and watch true blood. I is good. It's not to the rules really hard enough. And they have a lot of fun with it and they objectify men and women equally. It's also actually one of the few poor vampires get a lot of representation. It actually is a lot of common class and yeah I feel like they set that up at the beginning that it was gonna be about a lot of things and then they were just like just like the Horny ramp I you know. I think I have a allergy to vampire movies The stretching back to college honestly it was a as many era where roommate and I had a long standing feud because she watched interview with the Vampire on repeat every day. I hadn't seen it but then by the end of the week I'd seen it a lot and I was like okay. I'm good now but it kept going ladonna loving it. Sure I'll go with that one. What about BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA? Yeah I like that one. I mean it's just the I find them too often be humorless. I guess like not always though and vampire in Brooklyn. That's part of the Goth like aesthetic. I it makes me feel like I'm like if you would be cushioned. Yeah what we do we on the right one in. I just feel like I think you're right to because I also feel like if you were alive for thousands of years you would be so funny. Lovers left alive in the way that I think of the empire would be funny like it's pretty dry and it's like I just WanNa kill but yeah that's that's I trust. Is Jim Jarmusch? Or Yeah isn't great. Glamorous before we wrap up. Can we delve into a little bit of sexual astrology? Close out with like because just one line from sexual interest astrology. I've been steering of Molly for a while. Oh I just thought test my own this book. Because she has a lot of good smut from the sixties as exactly but there's a missing place on my bookshelf. Wow this belongs called sexual strategy assigned by sign guide to your sensual stars by Martine. And it's from nineteen seventy six by Martin. The only name Martinez does. Elaine what's your sign Pisces. Happy almost birthday. Thank you birthday. After a query favorite day of the year well. Would you need to know about Pisces? Erogenous zone go to space feet taste will respond to gentle massage and caressing of the heel and arch. If you rub the toast between the pads of your fingers take them in your mouth and softly bite them. You drive a Pisces mad with delight Pisces. Little Fish I was just I was like. Oh it's that actually turned my stomach. She has a flair for drama in the Boudoir. Count on her to make the right moves. Say the right things create the right ambiance she learns early about sex and her willingness to please rarely lets her saying all right. Let's see I've spoken a little nineteen seventy-six. She's section. Liberated enjoys a wide range and variety of erotic by play. It doesn't take much to Arousa. Pisces woman watching stag movie or reading the choice parts of today novel. We'll start her breathing heavily today now. the one of the few times the woman enjoys the woman on top position is Lana water bad despicable. She likes to wear earrings during sex. Apparently I will stop we win. Do people take out their earrings before they have like. Normally I mean when I yeah I haven't adhering Senate bad hoop. Oh the WHO well. Yeah that's true that's true. I remember my studying. No you like to leave them. 'cause they pay off your water. True travel my landlords would be pretty mad about not disclose on leave. This book is is sort of weird in me. Can you please scrub the lever page? Yeah absolutely all Lieber Stanley. Yeah I'M GONNA put a limit in the newsletter hears about the capricorn which is tests as captain. That's me when. All the flashy scintillating brilliant available woman have passed into memory. She will remain true. That absolutely land prevailed yes. This book is nuts just the X. and the coffin the accident. I'm just like crumbling. Dust sh but still alive. Yeah it says. She accelerates from zero to wow in nothing then. Talcum perfumed or oiled. She's ready to move onto the next room and the next act. It sounds like you're preparing me for frying batter. Where she's a biter. Sometimes sometimes this is her hottick but when the love bite occurs immediately before during orgasm she isn't aware of how deepen heart she's going into flesh. The jaws tend to lock during. Yeah so she may inadvertently become cannibalistic. How did they didn't like the hunger in prison? Do they have separate ones for men? Yeah they tell you about the male and female of each. We're clearly I would. I'm sure all of us would align better with the nineteen seventies version of the man version of. Can you hear me to see contrast read the mail libra? He is kind has a strong sense of justice and fair play. And we'll give anyone even shake you're right. Maybe the ones for men are nicer. Mean FOR SURE. She'll always say yes. Bight away if you want an opening topic try a current news item. Eight your own opinion. Strong Lebron's May disagree but never disagreeably. Don't forget libra. Loves LUXURY IF YOU GIVE A gift Sterling Silver Fourteen Carat Gold Lalique crystal? The Lebron adores jewelry. That seems more tourists as sex. Either into the ones for the women were like. There's Lebron Lebron. That's the breakup of people if you want them to leave. But it also says Lebron's can usually be identified by their especially well shaped rounded buttocks stayed at about lever categories. Is We have bad knees. Oh virgos the worst furnace have stomach problems and they're like virgins who wants that in extra literally virgins no but like the Virgo one in this book to is like very boring or into us and it's like touched them in their stomach which is please. Don't touch them in their stomach. She was throws me be obtained by laughing the stomach area with a sponge soap and warm water virgo also particularly likes the feeling of the spray from shower nozzle directed at this area on her stomach. It's like put your tongue in their belly buttons you guys. This inadvertently are are strangelove February. Valentine's Day edition inadvertently kind of became like a slumber party. Where we SMUT? That's all I thought you might own. Yeah exactly how little the good smoke for Slumber Party and many moons? Today Book Books are the most today buck. Is Elaine Con Romance which you can buy now. In bookstores. Including skylight. Books are friends with skylight books. Sign copies at skylight. 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Bonus - Nai Vasha & Sophia Chang on Defying Stereotypes, Pushing Limits + Cultivating Community at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival

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Bonus - Nai Vasha & Sophia Chang on Defying Stereotypes, Pushing Limits + Cultivating Community at Propel CoLabs Fitness Festival

"A lot of people have pressured us to just be so heavy in digital but I work in wellness and we know that those two things really don't match well even though the information's not hot out there and the DAD is not all there we know by how we feel that we should really be digesting everything through digital sense because that's not going to connect with our senses and that's not something that feeds all of our emotions and so it's like how do I get information mation to people in paper in a book in a sense. That's actually going to meet them in their wellness plan and trigger that so we're very conscious of those things. I can't keep bombarding you with things on social media. That's not helping your wellness. You're listening to the almost thirty podcast cast hosted by Christa Williams and Lindsay Simsek almost thirty started as a conversation about the transition from our twenties or thirties but then we realized life life is full of transitions so be expanded our mission. 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S. and wellness together which you know almost thirty brand is very much about absolutely and today we're so excited to bring you our conversation with the founders of Undo Undo magazine Sophia Chang and Ny Varsha and it was just so fun to sit with two other founders undo is a quarterly health and lifestyle magazine celebrates celebrates and unites the trail-blazing ideas and visions of both passionate artists and athletes alike which is just such an interesting combination that you're not seeing in print print magazines and they're just so thoughtful it is both intellectually and visually stimulating and they are shutting late on you know issues and stories and people and brands that I necessarily have not seen so it's really exciting and we talk about how they founded undo about their partnership and just in general what health and wellness truly means to them so this conversation is about thirty minutes. It's it's packed with a lot of inspiration and realness as always. Amer excited to bring it to you. This is a series we are proud to partner with propel pal on so enjoy. We are so excited about this interview with these lovely ladies we're here with Ni- Varsha and Sophea Chang they are of undue labs. It's a creative agency. They have a print magazine. They do events they do consulting and it is all about the holistic view of wellness that it is three sixty. It's not about the green juice. It's not about just working out. It's about your mental spiritual emotional well health in addition to your relationships in your community and so much so it aligns with almost thirty and a bunch of different ways and we are excited to dig into conversation with them today but talk amentities walk somebody ladies and you guys as friends business partners were so inspired by you. You know US working together on our business. It's just been such a beautiful and learning process especially as women how did did you guys meet and what inspired you to start. Start Your Business. how did we meet we met during Hurricane Sandy in New York not in the middle of stone out. It does sound like we just saw each other and embrace each other from there. No we met through mutual friends who were visiting from out of town that actually got stuck in New York during the hurricane gene and it was awesome. We had a photographer. We had a stylist friend. we were kind of just. Internet friends at that time from my perspective one of the stylists Nevada immoral like hey were were stock here. We can't really do anything the power's out. Should we do photo shoot. I've never done it voters us before and they're L. Let's just shoot so me and her modeled. This is like seven years ago and that was kind of how we met and then found out about her amazing set of skills so we're kind of like a Yin and Yang I am more of the Judy I come from a background of like illustration graphic design a bit of fashion Web design print and then she does I do so many other things I am a jill of many skills but a lot of construction and building video photo lighting at the time yeah a lot of hands on work so it was just great to have this relationship with somebody to meet someone that was an overachiever like myself and when I saw her drive a car in New York. I was like I like her because it's a hard task and she was whipping whipping Zipcar like super fast and I was like there's something there in that girl and then we started working together but it was definitely this understanding and then kind of project started to roll in understanding understanding the dynamic of just house one works and how eager they are to work. I'm GonNa Work Workaholic. She is as well and it just kind of worked to keep going and keep moving and here we are and what birth undo to tie it all together is we were both on our own fitness journeys because we're workaholics and when you love what you do you end up powering yourself way more and pushed pasture threshold in many different ways. We were just talking about earlier from you know missing sleep the pumping in too much caffeine forgetting to drink water skipping meals the whole nine and that drove me to the gym because I realized my body was breaking down from just hovering over a computer. China meet deadlines and going to the gym got me into eating butter so I was on this journey of learning how my body felt and how all these little changes and adjustments were changing the way I work and my creativity and I was also thinking where is this dialogue in terms of my my community immediate community of creators from the fashion world and design world and then when we met she was on that same tip as well where she started doing marathons and and has running with the community so we had met around the time when I got into running and connecting with the New York running community out there which is so organic and lovely run crew stuff but this is seventy eight years ago when no one was giving us any money to collectively run together or even and gave a damn about that existed. This propel thing yeah a lot of a lot of opportunities. We're not there eight years ago. As far as group runs were concerned and so we were doing those super organically just meeting up with people in our in our homes. I remember I had a relay race that happened inside of my home or on the outside but it was teams. I literally early ran around the block twenty eight times in the snow but we were doing weird things like that and then it was just opportunity to kind of grow together. Mel Together and greet something that kind of spoke talk to her lifestyle of life of running activity my lifestyle running and being insane and here we are. Yom obsess that you've found or this entity of undue. Do you found you guys and you're able to channel all of the things that light you up. You know oftentimes and I'm sure some of us have felt this way. Hey where we're good at a lot of things or were passionate about a lot of things but we're kind of squeezed into one lane or into one box and were unable to express express those other things on a regular basis so it's really inspiring to hear that you're able to really work all of those muscles on a regular basis so how how how does that translate into. Undo and how have you provided a space for other artists and athletes to really show all sides of themselves through this publication and everything that you do with undo it starts with working out it starts with caring about yourself it starts with. You and I think that's really early our attitude if you're not doing the work if you're not really invested in yourself. You won't be able to really understand all of these other things that happen. In life one of my favorite stories to tell I love getting up and running elision park it's eight mile run from downtown when I was living there and for me to get up in the morning and to run to the top of that peak and come back down like nothing can really mess with my hi Dave after that and so it's just an understanding that like you're in control of a lot of the the trials and problems in your life and you if you can handle something as simple as a run or a challenge challenge that you set for yourself every other challenge really shouldn't be that much to endure because you've done so much to for your body so I think that connection with other athletes so so many people understand that and they're looking for a place where they can tell those stories especially with our connection to a lot of Olympia INS and Olympic athletes as we've talked about before where we're telling Berry authentic stories when it comes to sports in when it comes to training and all of these things were kind of voice for people who don't feel like they have a voice because they've been training for so long or they've been working out for so along really doing the work and where to kind of help tell their story and we're also just nerds not just really to be honest. We get we get really excited and geeked out about certain and topics were both obsessed with understanding circadian rhythms and nutrition just like the full science and impact drinking water and what happens to your body when you wake up and drink two cups of water and how it actually wakes up all of your organs so that I can hit the dusk and answer all the emails and make sure I'm hitting the ground running and doing the best I can professionally and creatively on before I can even dream that far and think about the longevity of my creative career. I have to understand this machine ray so as we're learning all this stuff. Where do we put this information. Formation in stories is twenty four hours. INSTAGRAM is nine images after you scroll. It's kind of gone and then of course we have blogs which is what started our print magazine which we can actually actually passed out while we're talking now. We've been doing it for about six years. One that's going around is about addictions prescriptions and supplements and other ones about sleep and restoration and the whole point of the magazine is also to be thematic and it's designed to be evergreen so instead of being seasonal. It's really topic based and it's broken can up into different verticals from your nutrition mental health that Nez community fashion. We kind of tie it all together. It's really just an extension of ourselves and when we were living in New York. You're a big part of our lifestyle with like you know she wakes up she runs fucking ten miles and then I I mean I wake up much later but we we have this liking and Yang balance where shall wake up really early. I'm more of a late afternoon riser. I'm but we had this lifestyle which you guys spent some time in Europe where you're literally living out of your backpack. It's not like your car here so we'll have to dress a certain way because well we're going to the gym. You're sweating. You might be able to take a shower. Go to Sephora touch your face. then you gotta go to meetings have lunch meeting. Catch a coffee and then. Dan has more meetings work a little bit more where there's Wi fi before there was phone tethering and then go to the gym again because your friend finally wants to work out after years of getting getting her to go to the gym and then you have to maybe catch up with some girlfriends and then go out dancing. What the hell am I gonNa wear so that's where that really came from and for a little bit we were kind of really even with our events in the content we were putting in the magazine really showcasing people way that you can really live this lifestyle and it's really three sixty and health and wellness. This wasn't like this bucket. Situation wasn't like athlete and then your lawyer in the near a designer and whatever it's it's actually really fully three sixty in as as years have progressed rests more recently. That's become this very unified understanding and that's why we're all here today to you and I think that's as that is happening in health and wellness and in this industry. It's beautiful because it's giving US permission to be more than one thing to you know we can be a bitch. Sometimes we can't be really kind some times and you can be creative. It is and you can be structured. There's so many sides to all of us and it changes all the time so I think as this happens within this industry it also is an example of how we can interact in the world today. How else has the fitness and wellness industry changed since you guys have started in it. Yeah accessibility is a big thing like I said we used to meet up at my house and we would ask everyone for space and it was so hard to get space to meet a bed but I think as far as a seeing the dynamic between influenced her and Dan at athlete that's a huge thing that we've been able to notice exclusivity and access and classism and all of these things that we pay attention to every day where whereas fitness fitness located especially in Los Angeles on the West Side. It's in certain areas. I live on the east side. She lives in Korea town. It's not where we are and so even telling those stories in realizing and how we can get those people more active and so we've kind of grown in our purpose and mission to make sure that everyone can see this information and it's digestible to everyone which is super important because maybe people aren't interested in an event like this because it may not seem like it's accessible to them but how do we kind of get them into the groove to where they may wanna be interested in this or they may want to connect to some of these artists as that's why it's so important to bring in like artists musicians and kind of connect these stories to where you're meeting people where they are in a super important for our moving yeah and you know. I mean you look at me and vodka brain. A big part big big reason why we started undo was that we weren't seeing the right type of representation when we started venturing into the health in wellness world whether it was diversity and accessibility of location in New York. Everything is pretty accessible just down the street here. I'll have to drive thirty forty minutes over to to the west side just to be able to catch a certain workout and even when I'm in that workout I don't see bodies that are similar to mine and it's not in terms of athletically but just more more so just caller and diversity and how can I get. This is such a great experience. You know it changes your life. It opened so many doors. It's a ripple effect of I just started running or I read. I picked up this book or I wrote for a magazine and that's actually happen with within our community where someone contributed to the magazine in some shape or form and then you know they we saw pilates studio that opened up down the street and kind of just took a thoughtful effect. It just keeps going own better and then they started to tell their friends and it was this ripple effect. That was very very organic. Nick and we love that anything I find that to be way more rewarding than any kind of dollar amount in to be able to see that lives are being changed and that consciousness esus being developed but big part for us is to be able to include as much diversity as possible within our publication within a lot of the work that we we do and really what we aim to do is build a platform to show people that hey this event exists. These stories exists that there can be like a seventy year old vegan percents thin and ripped and sexy way flu took on an issue yeah so even our next issue. We're working on aging because because again those stories are important and not just what I look like when I get older but intergenerational connectivity and how that relates to our wellness you know we're in these tribes these communities. They're usually these silos of people who are the same age as and that's how we work. That's all of these working spaces but what about the older generations that control two point two trillion dollars in assets. It's and we do not connect with them nor market to them or anything like that so we think in those ways how we how we connecting to everyone. How can I get this information to my nephew. WHO's eighteen gene does want to play basketball anymore because he just went to college wants to do other stuff. It's like how do I keep him in that mindset because now he can lose that right now down to our parents to yeah it's like how can we make if this information accessible because it's really not it's not packaged in a way words accessible so we're always trying to break these barriers and constantly trying to solve this problem everyday redesign simple things you know and I think to see you guys talk so much about mental health you know in your latest issue. That's been an interesting and refreshing trend and for us on the PODCAST is in most of the conversations we always hit on mental health whether that's anxiety depression or overall mental health just making sure that your internal dialogue is positive most of the time can you guys talk a little bit more about you. Know your conversation around Mental Health in the magazine universally funny so we've been doing this for six years. There comes out twice a year. It's fully contribution-based as in we pay for it out of our pockets and every fucking issue the mental health session gets bigger and bigger bigger and we start talking talking about social media more and more because it's very contribution based so everyone in this room if you guys are interested in being a part of it hit a sub. Ask US or bother Kelly It's all it's all real stories stories authentic stories from people we mean but yeah a lot of people have been using the pot from us place to talk about things and definitely social media. Has This really hot topic. Mental Health has been a growing growing section in all different angles but I think at the end of the day fitness and wellness is becoming a huge trend mental health is huge Buzzword but the fact that people are talking about is huge and were so excited to be able to offer up a platform where more stories can be shared and for me. I mean it's so funny because there's a lot of conversation but I think the best way to tackle. It is silence so it's great that we're talking about it but I think a lot of times. We're not quite enough enough to really understand what's going on in our head and what's going on within ourselves and what's going on within our bodies and so that's a special place even tapping on and even just talking about it with other people and giving someone a chance to read something because maybe you don't. WanNa digest things on the Internet. That's a fast scroll. That's a dopamine trigger. That's something that's not really going to sit with you too along. So how can I get this information to you in a book and some other way that you're looking for peace and tranquility you know like a lot of people have pressured us to just be so heavy in digital but I work in and wellness and we know that those two things really don't match well even though the information's not out there and the data's not all there we know how we feel that we should really be digesting everything through digital sense because that's not going to connect with our senses and that's not something that feeds all of our emotions and so it's like how do I get information to people in paper in a book in a sense. That's actually GonNa meet them in their wellness plan and trigger that so we're very conscious of those things. I can't keep bombarding you with things on social media. That's not helping your wellness. Even just then offshoot of that's our fifth issue was deemed five senses right so obviously all the stories revolved around that is a very sensory experience and then when we did like the impersonality an activation number version of it we do launches for each issue of the magazine in L. A. and the New York because we have a pretty large communities and both we did a five five day activation in New York where we made people runs or where the actual event was in every single day was a different sensory experience a one that was all about sound when that was all about on taste ace and especially since we work in the professional field of of production and consulting. We're also thinking. How can we make these experiences special so it's not it just a female. Dj Bosco Photo booth and everyone looks here and there's like some cute mixed drinks that have a certain theme and Hash Tags are everywhere. It's like what can we create for people bowl. It's true we are not here to make people we don't want our ponds and our attendees to be a our attendees to be pawns. Hans in terms of this message we want them to be individuals that experience a touch point with undue whether it's the magazine or you know our digital platform or physical platform and and meet the community and meet the people and and they can then have that ripple effect within their workplace within their families and so forth and so it's it's much larger than a Hashtag and a at sign because you know the Internet my employer tomorrow or Instagram emplo tomorrow. What are we going to do. We gotTA survive amen an an an and with that with those events like that with your publication. You are always pushing the envelope and really taking risks. Have you both been risk. Takers your whole lace or how have you related. What was that First Risk Lake. How did you take it. How did you feel and how did you keep that momentum. I'm wild so I'm a real wild child. so yeah. I take risks and I like signing up for challenges and I think that really fuels me is just to you see a challenge and overcome it but the running for me for I had a four. It's got moment I was not a runner. I was at an athlete. I just woke up one day and I was like can I do that and this was the New York and I said can I run across the Williamsburg Bridge. That was a six mile run for me. I did it I kept doing it and it was that commitment to myself and the consistency that I think a lot of people don't really stick sit on in that. The consistency is what makes it happen and I kept going and just kept going and then I ended up running a marathon a couple months later and now I've done a lot and ultramarathons after that and it's like what's the new challenge in what can I do with my physical self and how can I push myself pass my threshold because there's something on the other side at that and tapping into that space really fun for me is like where's my fear okay. How can I get past that and I like playing with fear a lot. as why not you know you only have one life might as well get past all the things in your head that you think you can't do what about your like. Where do you think you got that from. You know that ability my family's very passive in life in everything and so I've always been the one that's like. I'M GONNA say I'M GONNA speak do it right now and they hate that about me but I love that about me. I see what we're we're. We're pretty similar about to in our like our adult years of working together and learning more about each other and our families and our backgrounds and that's really why like my family's is a little bit more on the passive side and I was always given rules and barriers and reasons why can't all the time whether it was because of gender or cultural you know just being Asian and having doc background it was always fences and barriers and I was just like I I don't WanNa see that and I was always kind of snaking and trying to figure out a way of how can I work around this. How how can I solve that problem so. I don't know if it's necessarily risk taking but I don't like rules. I don't like it when people tell me what to do and I saw the dress code for today and I was like I'm minute break every single rule the best that I know how not to again offend anyone else in here but my attitude especially when I do adventure races and runs is rich white boy freedom because I think that I have that thank you. I think I have that even if I don't have that but I like to be in the spaces to where I can even control role that power to you know especially as a woman in stepping into a lot of spaces with men when I tell them how far I run on what I can do it my physical body. I then owned the power in that moment and a lot of women. Don't even I understand that you can do that. You can shift that dynamic because then people are like oh well. How do you train and how do you eat and it's totally just changes. How people receive you because based on my appearance. You may assume a lot of things some appearance pajamas dampener so you can assume a lot of things about me but then when we get to talking about what I do and what I care about you totally different idea about who I am as person and so for me. It's super important just to be able to do these things so that you're never unsure of your power on this earth. I know I'm powerful can wake up and do these things at any time yeah anything a big part of just us as people as individuals we love breaking stereotypes and we understand the stereotypes from just environments that we've been in a professional space and just the the places we've lived in and we walk into the room. We want to be able to break the stereotypes and in the same way we want to build that platform in the same sense of he know what when we when we hosted a pilates studies class we had a bunch of people from the music industry some some larger men who definitely didn't have luxury pilates markets and just put them all on machines we called producers pilates and it was the most experience amazing experience for them and they walked away and they're like where's this been my whole life and it's because it's not marketed to them. If you walk by our bar studio you look at the types of images embodies that are on the outside and it's not always inviting for someone who just had a baby the and recovering physically or for men who are trying to find them find themselves like I have so many friends in the strength training world who don't dedicate time to stretch and I'm like go to yoga. It'll be really helpful and it's like yoga is marketed four like the granola skinny girl and she has like you know a pretty little pony tail in bars the same way but there's so much that you can do and and we really want to be able to break those barriers and changed a dialogue repackage and break those stereotypes that we oftentimes. I'm seeing you have a pretty You know helicopter view of of the wellness world. What is worrying you am. Would you like to incite change within that. I personally got a little bit worried from just social media. I mean that's not just wellness. I think it's over for all right. It's the the day and age that we live in I it's I I was talking to a friend recently. Who's a dentist for the navy and trying to explain to him. What like propel fitness festival is and it's like it's like a music festival. You know how people pay to go. Listen to people performance performance of but now people period to go work out but it's great you know it's like we're sweating together. We're doing all of that. I'll just take it so. Some of the things got not really bright house. I saw some of the things that I think why me what's our This usually happens is so so now you see our dynamic what's worrying me is is social media and what people are seeing and these like. I was like are there dentist influencers and he's like and he started showing me the stuff and I think a lot of times for me. I love falling accounts with physical therapists or stretches or different workouts. You know stuff that we see on our popular page and has got a scary to see sometimes people with a lot of followers they have bad form or they're actually not giving good advice or like nutritionist influencers or what we come across a lot especially having a relationship with different. Olympians and people who've to train their whole lives we see influencers for lack of better word but influencers were leading runs and clearly don't run and it's like you were were were with larger brand now chasing it paints her it paints her but we're now chasing metrics rather than real credentials shoals and authenticity and that's where. I'm worried but she'll she'll pick up from there. Yeah that with so many other things that were worried. What about I think rest is a huge thing. That's what our eighth issues about is rest when we talk to people and we do these community talks where we have a room like this can make everyone sit in a circle together and we talk about real life things. We just did it last Wednesday at the line. We'll be at the lines every month. If anyone wants no follow but yeah and when we have these talks we ask everyone what they need a lot other people say they need rest and. I think that's a huge thing that's going to be. The next wave of industry is how we rest and how we're taking time off because we're too accessible. I think also what we're interested in. You know there's so much information on the Internet. We ended up doing face APPS and things and none of us know about the plants that grow outside in our homes. We are not invested in the things that we can get information about. That could probably cure us. We don't know a lot of things about our world about our environment but we know a lot of things about celebrities those things scare me and I'm going to leave you with that. Thought I agree for you guys those friends and business us. What would you say to someone or one of the people in here. Maybe two of them that want to start a business together. Like how do you guys manager workflow. How do you guys manage running a business together her as workaholics especially or both similar and we are both nerds in our own right but we are obsessed with productivity so I think you mentioned workflow some buzzword that like structure of a chord with me but we're both really into productivity so were if you look underneath the hood in terms of our business clearly clearly we we do a lot and were also a lot as people so. How can we work collectively in have this place where our information is very organized so we're always looking for new new APPS. Whether it's an email client that's we're into this week different productivity APPs to get organized and I call it business hygiene because if you look underneath neither hood our infrastructure is clean and polished and organized and seamless the people who work with us it drives them nuts but when you start getting on that train enough flow flow those milliseconds that you save at up and you have that that piece of mind so when people are like so what are you working on these days I can just pull up my phone and read off the entire list and how we communicate we'd like to keep our conversation in one place and then our conversation as friends in another place seems yeah in memes and we do all of these things you know so that we can actually have a different relationship. I don't like to talk about work on text. We don't do that also that when she texts me about important things I can read them and receive them in that way and when it's work it's another in another channel so we're really big on using all of the APPS and all of the genius. That's out there. There are people doing incredible work with applications using all of that in order to help us run our business so so that we're not stressed out and we're not holding onto these archaic ideas of what we could be doing within a business and so that really helps us to be able to be creative and think about new things and think about ways that we can kind of go into New Territories and take over for both you know obviously very confrontational and aggressive as well which is great because it doesn't leave much room for passive aggressiveness so it's like if there's a problem we talk about it. Were very forward with that. and we also just started integrating like feedback sessions where we kind of have some time instead of always talking about about our our business and the projects that are hand. Let's talk about our internal workflow as two people or you know within our team. That's been been great and we're always at the end of day. We're always just trying to add more slowly but surely what are different ways that we can just learn more so we can work better and that same attitude translates into kind of our our value in in health and wellness where each other's biggest cheerleaders like where each other's managers in other ways so she literally puts my face in emails she'll be like she's on her way out she me out atings and talks and things like that she'll send everyone on the program my face and people go and find me and in our like someone emailed me. Sophia yeah. She said you're going to be here. I mean it's the same thing it's like hyphen each other up and I think that really built into our skill and talent and are worth because I know he's a bad ass. She knows I'm a bad ass and when you can speak to that about your partner and who you work with your always going to be good bump that last question I know community is super vital to ooh this ever evolving puzzle that you are putting together and so I love to know how people can get involved and just why it's so important to the the growth and longevity of undue well for your phone out right now so you don't forget we're undo ordinary on instagram. There's an underscore afterwards words as the yellow icon also we have a membership program too so we can send you the magazine as it comes out we offer a lot of discount codes and programs with that that because we're really big on partnering with locals in the neighborhood and people that we know who are doing amazing things in an offering you access into those worlds we take contributions nations for the magazine. Oh highland that you want to write about the white who's I mean. There's there's people in this room who contributed who are part of our family and that's our the biggest thing it's not about what we're doing about what you're doing and how we can help share that so it's not really up to like Oh. What are you guys working on next. What are you working on next. How can we connect with you. So how can we build bigger because its about community as a whole and so we're here for that reason we're a hub for all of this so if you think you have something incredible and powerful well you know someone and tell us because that's what we're here for and you so much. Thank you so tuning in to the almost thirty podcast live at propel co labs this summer in. La We will see one the next one you can connect with us at almost thirty podcast dot com and almost almost any podcast on instagram

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Renee Cafaro - Episode #232

The Chenese Lewis Show

37:38 min | 1 year ago

Renee Cafaro - Episode #232

"This is this needs Lewis show, the number one podcast for less is women with your host the Queen of curve conversation. Sydney's lewis. Your host blue today is Monday may six twenty nineteen make sure you I want to show social media pages on Facebook at the Chinooks Lewis show, and on Instagram and Twitter at Shinshu and make sure you subscribe to the show on apple podcast, Google podcast Spotify or your favorite podcasting app today. We have a very special guest Rene cafaro is the US editor of slink magazine and international plus size, fashion, and lifestyle magazine Rene has spoken on many panels and has been featured in various outlets including install glamour, and elite daily as an expert. Her goal is to inspire all women to truly love themselves, no matter if they're assize zero or assize, forty Rene believes everyone should have the opportunity to reach her full potential, no matter what go, they're trying to reach as an editor Rene has worked with closely. With celebrity designers, such as Christian Serrano, and through her platform in powers, the plus size community. And we are so excited to talk to Rene today. Renee, welcome to the show. Hi, thank you so much for having me. Well, I know you're very busy. So thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. So I wanna start at the beginning of your journey rowing up. You struggled with body this more fear now. Explain to us what that is. And how it affected you as a young adult. Well, Bonnie this more is something that I think a lot of women, unfortunately, struggle with and may not know the name of it, but truly that is just the, the term for. Being unhappy with your body, no matter what you're doing. And we know you were just hating what you see in the mirror, and a lot of that is programmed by society by mass media for me a lot with my family that were very laser focused on the idea that beauty and self worth were based only in skinny nece. And we hear that always a lot when my least favorite phrases that are out there in the world is you can never be too richer, too thin. You can be too thin, and that shouldn't be the goal that people have, you know, there, shouldn't always be the holy grail of what makes a woman desirable, makes them a worthy human. It's really just a characteristic trait, but society sort of set us up to feel that only one kind of body type is acceptable. So anything else that could be considered other sort of brainwashed to think, is wrong, and that sort of brings on that idea of body. This more. If you I mean, that is where no matter what I was doing. I was, you know, I the thin aside or had been was the size eight and I was a I'm five one so that I was still always told by doctors that I was considered obese on the BMI scale. So unfortunately, you know that was the only thing anyone really cared about was this idea of needed to be a particular number. I need to be particular thing, and I didn't get the support that I should have gotten in retrospect, I think it's shocking and horrendous that medical professionals and family members and those who are supposed to be carrying for me. Not only allowed me to do some of the things I did in the name of, of dieting and thin, but encouraged it and that all brought forth, this warped view, you know, constantly. Restricting my diet to the point of, you know, rewarding myself for as little, the closest they can get zero calories a day, taking all the over the counter diet pills and all the scams. All the things out there. I was the, the best little consumer of the weight loss industrial complex and doing so I'll doing that. Yes, I did I actually have passed out by not eating, you know, have had major issues heart palpitations might taking prescription diet pills that I was prescribed, you know, legally by Dr that thought I needed them and also taking all these quote supplements that, you know, especially to a teenage girl, you know, we're kind of thought taught that this was what I'm supposed to be doing. But it's over the counter, and it's herbal and it's GNC or wherever it is. You know you think it's, it's safe for you. It's not, you know, these are still stimulants. A lot of these things are never FDA approved. You have no idea what's in this stuff. But as someone who is as diligent as I have always been in his type as I am. You know, it's embarrassing to say that I allowed this desire, everyone else's desire for me to be a certain size to sort of forego. My usual scrutiny put onto something, you know, I wasn't researching with the stuff is I was just putting them in my body was taking these crazy things and doing these insane diets to get to a certain size and even at my thinnest, you know, nearly killing myself, not eating and working out all the time and doing all this crazy stuff still, you know out as a size. Eight still technically fat shamed by students. And a lot of those around me, you know, I still then looked in the mirror and hated everything. I hit everything about myself, you know, I remember very, very young, you know. I'll try not to get too dark about things. But one thing they think is important, which I've heard a couple of other women who are now on also in their body positive journey have similar stories, but the, the imagery of wanting to take an scissor and cut the fat off your body. You know, I remember that being a daydream you know, like if I could just kind of if I could just do something, you know magically if I had three wishes you know, I was wishing for skinny and his I in, like my own health or something else, you know, later, and that's crazy. And really, if you would get skinny, what would happen, like your life would be perfect. Yeah. I mean, I think that I was sold the same Bill good, so many of us are sold that you look at any, you know, magazine or TV, it's this idea that lose the weight, then you're happy and carefree. You, you get the boyfriend to get to this. You have all these other things are desirable, and general society was enforcing that, for me, the people closest to me in my life, and those that I went to school with those live with those around me very often, you know, bullied me for being different for being fat for being, you know, not what I was can, you know, conventionally attractive and those things and so my hope was, if I just did what I was told, if I just conform the way I was supposed to that. The bullying would end that then I would be happy, then I would be worthy. You know, I would then be celebrated by these people who tell me that the only thing that matters is the way I look now where you able to overcome this as you became an adult or is this something you have to deal with on ongoing basis. So unfortunately, there's always going to be trolls out there. So in a way we all have to deal with this on an. Ongoing basis but I can't change other people's toxic behavior, what I can change is how I react to it. And I chose to live. I mean that's basically how it kind of happened 'cause they didn't have much of a choice. I was eighteen nineteen years old when I got off diet pills, and I was in college, I went to Stanford University, and I was all the way across the country, my family and realizing that I was just kind of going through these motions at always gone through. But I was no longer under the thumb of those who really wanted me to be doing these things. And I had no one over, you know, Philly started tasting freedom. I didn't have anyone telling me I needed to do this. I wasn't, you know, a kid in high schools and high school, kids, or, you know, middle school kids, you know, pick it on me for my size. You know, I'm gonna multicultural kind of liberal situation, and I was. I had friends no one really taught my size wasn't really conversation anymore. And I'm like, why is this still taking all of my time and energy? I, I want to live my life, I wanna be doing other things more important than worrying about these diets these primaries, and I also had so much heart palpitations from the, the diet pills. I just I didn't feel well anymore. I just didn't you know, I, I also had a lot of chronic pain, growing up 'cause I have arthritis, and it was just getting so much worse. And I cut it out. And even though I was still restricting my diet. What I ate and working out a lot, I gained weight like I was going it was going out of style. You know, I had ruined my metabolism for with a lifetime of dieting through my formative years that basically decimated. My. And, you know, if Finally I cried when I split my first pair of jeans that I used to them that I really liked and I realize that I was gaining a lot of weight even despite, you know, working out and doing all the things I'm supposed to do. I'm like, do I hate myself every single solitary day in the mirror? Do I find a way to live life, and be happy and I chose to be happy and that's ways you're said than done. But I kinda do a fake it till you make it sort of thing. And you have to choose one thing, no matter how small it is to like yourself in the mirror. You know, like I said, buddy, this morphine means that you have this warped sense of what you look like. And you're always so super-critical those tough. But literally, it started with k like like my is, you know, my ankles, look cool in these issues. I know it's own silly. But that's how small I had to start. Right. Right. So every day something new. So you went on and you graduated from Ivy league school, which is a major accomplishment, and you started a career in politics, now, while working in the political arena. How did you discover the plus size community? You know, I love working in politics that was, you know what I had gone to school for. And, you know, I do a lot on social Justice issues and finding everyone's quality except for my own except for still now. And I've always been, you know, obviously, plus is. And while I was starting to learn to love myself, slowly, but surely, and realizing that one let go of this whole idea of diet and skinny, and all this craziness, and I could just be, you know, just live my life and focus on my career and focus on my friends and my life. You know that's got great. You know, I, I got that happiness I thought that was supposed to be getting when I got skinny, but I got it while I was at it happened. It was like great. I can have the life. I want the power is on my hands and I started address, you know, more fun and you know, enjoy shopping. Ng enjoyed expressing myself, I always loved fashion, but I always thought fashioned wasn't a place for me. I was always told like you know, it's place for skinny models. There's nothing out there for me. So I can appreciate it like it's art. But I can never be something I can own or pain. But when I moved to Newark, I started working for the city, and I worked for the governor of New York for while obviously, I had to wear a lot of suits and stuff. So, but try to be as fashionable as possible, and I'm in the fashion capital of the world and just dove in at first just trying on everything everywhere, to see what looks good and what I like and, you know, how to live that sort of enviable, Carrie Bradshaw, sex and the City New York lifestyle fashionable at any size at the size. I was and that's why I started as a side project, I started and I got my first blog spot. I mean it was like really dating myself. But back when like blogs about was thing before tumbler, and WordPress, and the word bloggers even around I said, to make foxy Roxie fashion, which was just sort of a hobby and the reason why existed because I was tired of sending links in emails to all my friends who are. Plus, I don't ask me where I found stuff 'cause I didn't know where to find stuff until, like, well, this, here's the not just send a link instead of having like Email. Everybody know expecting that no one would read this or care. Having no idea what the way my here, would you are ride eight two thousand eight. Is when I think I've had my first blog. And so while ago and I've just always been really really fascinated in it. So it's been a bit of a science project for me that living as a plus woman, you automatically become an expert these things just by by existing and then in twenty fourteen at this point, I had last working for elected offices, and actually had my own political consulting and fundraising firm. So I sort of working with myself at a flexible freelance kind of lifestyle and started to write for Yahoo travel, sir writing for a lot of different organizations, and, and websites and really love to write and, and really found my voice, it was so wonderful after all these years of being a spokesperson revolt for campaigns and for other. There's a message and writing candidate messages to finally be able to have my own voice was pretty phenomenal. And I really loved it. And that's I had found slink in twenty I wanna say twenty ten eleven and I found the back they were just on issue, which online PDF kind of lay out and was just immediately floored by how gorgeous it was, and how high fashion, and it was just plus size women styled in a way that I'd never seen before and I was so excited, and I know I always like fan grilled over Britain for being so much more size acceptance. Accepting than America's seem to be at that time, followed them. I, I wrote some blog post about them ages ago that and sent it over to the, the founder and editor in chief rookie Bom, and I started following her. And then a few years later, when I was more establishes writer. I saw that. They're looking for, for writer in the United States, and I jumped on it, I dumped on that opportunity, and it's faith to say that one moment, sort of changed the trajectory of my life. Now, have you had any obstacles transitioning from the world of politics, two plus size fashion? I mean, there's always obstacles in your learning something new. I think that it's exciting to learn something new, and there's always someone out there willing to put you under their wing. And, you know, if you just have a lot of driving grit, you can sort of accomplish whatever you set your mind to I'm sort of think that I'm very optimistic when it comes to taking on new challenges, you know, I, I like the puzzle I like the challenge. So, yeah, there have been obstacles, but I've read them with, with open arm with open arms, and one of the things that I tell a lot of folks, especially my friends that are still in politics. That think it's a little crazy that I've gone from that industry to this industry, which seems completely different that actually there's a lot of this sort of women's rights social Justice, you know, political nature that activism that, that fire that I had for all of my. Political years, that can be translated into plus size fashion. It's not just trends, and shoes, but it's really just giving women and opportunity to be themselves have the freedom to exist as humans to be treated equally regardless of their size. When there's such an issue with weight discrimination in the workplace, you know, that will get played less. I mean, there's just there are still actually political issues that are that go along with being plus as well. So I mean, I feel being able to talk about eating disorders and loving yourself and finally, laying down these arms, and just living your life, authentically and allowing us to have equal access to express yourselves through fashion and clothing and equal -bility to post swimsuit, pictures on Instagram the way my skinny sister can do or my skinny friends can do without shame. And without fear of being taken down without fear being called obscene, you know the being able to push that ball forward to me. It's doing just as much for women, as any amount of women's rally, I had created for ah candidate in my local years. So as the US editor of slink magazine tell us what does that job entail and have you had any major accomplishments doing the job so far? Well, what Intel's is just about anything. I live my life by, you know, never do anything you wouldn't never ask someone to do something that you would not do yourself. I'm not big on delegating. We like to do a lot of things on my own. So, you know where a lot of different hats as the rookie who are started, or, and chief and founder, you know, I, I work for her and to execute her vision, and the vision of slink magazine in the United States, now that we are available in Barnes and noble, which I think is our biggest accomplishments is that we are finally, there is a premier luxury glossy high fashion magazine available in prints for the sixty seven percent of women who considered plus size. And so one of the things that I get to do as a which has been really fun going around doing style segment. On TV and, and doing wonderful shows like this, and doing some of the, the great PR aspect of it to get the word out there to that, that sex, sixty seven percent to let them know that we exist. And there were out there and to engage with us, Instagram. Engage with us on all of our platforms and to go out and find the magazine or get a subscription and, and the way to get the word out there is to, to do things like this. So that's been a lot of what I've been up to for twenty nineteen in the style segments have been Superfund, because it's one of the only time you get to see women of all sizes, being styled for trends on the morning news. And that's really fun to be part of that. Now, I read one of your job is you editor is specifically to look for partnerships for the brand now. What type of partnerships are you looking for currently? Well, anyone that partnerships is that, you know, I'm always kind of looking towards not only, you know, we still need to run a business. I mean, it's a small business. You know, where small women owned business though, we have a really amazing product. There are a lot of people think we must have a huge office. It's really just handful of us that work for this product. So a lotta times I'm looking at stuff for at partners and things like that. But also aligning ourselves with any organizations sort of espouse, the same values that slink has, which is again, equality at all sizes, beauty all sizes health at all sizes and. An idea an elevated luxury experience for all women. So one of our more recent things we actually partnered with eleven on a which is the new Qatar plus size ecommerce site. And they are our partner for the last issue. So you'll see, you know, they styled whenever toils with all the wonderful where's that they have from high cost designers, and it's been Kansas fifteen on our cover, which is really phenomenal. And it just so wonderful to work with the commerce, an ecommerce site that really gets. Why we do. What we do. You know why it's important to give all options to plus size women and to remove entire fashion industry forward to be inclusive instead of exclusive like they've always had been so, you know, they did something strictly trailblazing by opening New York fashion week by being the very first runway show and near fashion week all plus size models and liver in inverted Cox closed it, which was pretty cool. So they got a lot of press that, and we're really happy with them again. Like I said, you know, obviously, there's, there's a lot of capitalism needs to happen in running a business, but it needs to be ethical needs to be aligned with what we stand for. And, you know, I was lucky enough to go to the national eating disorder association, Gallo recently need to online platform. Today is no diet day by Nita, by the way, I know. No. Yeah. So, you know out there talking culture, and, and helping people sort of he'll love themselves. And so it's important to be on those panels, you know, be present, you know, help with representation so we look for partners that can help militate that message. Now, I have a big amount of listeners that want to be plus size models. So someone's listening interested in working with slink as a model what are two? These are available. So as US editor, I'm actually I, I defer to the, the Anna tourist like magazine rookie bomb. She's on here usually casts are our models. But we do get a lot of submissions, you know, obviously, you know, it's pretty competitive for a gas a lot by my wannabe models that like I'm just starting out what they do. And, you know, like always just continue to build a portfolio build your craft, you know, put it doesn't hurt to put out your, your pitched, everybody. And so we accept pitches to our, our website and an Email us some people it's better than going through Instagram. A lot of people try to DM us, but it's usually it's better just to Email directly. And that goes at arbiter and chief, and if it if it fits with print, I mean print modeling and runway modeling. And Instagram modeling. They're all very different brands modeling. So we want to, you know, look, we love finding new talent, and I love being able to build our files. So if anyone anyone's out there and wants to model go after your dream like you know, absolutely send us some stuff, you never know when there might be something that's the perfect fit for that face. And no matter what the should never be discouraged by us or anyone else. Just always keep keep out keep at it and Peter pitches out there, because I also need a lot of models for these TV styles seconds. You know, that's a different kind of model you know, women who imprint good are really nervous about being on TV. So, you know, those are things to keep in mind, you know, we do a lot of different stuff. So, you know, I encourage anyone who wants to be a model and anyone who wants to be a plus size designer anyone wants to be in the plus size fashion space at all to go out there and do it. Because we need as much representation as possible. No. However, with that being said, do you want models to be within the industry? Standard sizing, no work with the magazine. And you're okay. No. I'm in, you know, we love seeing a captivating face someone who, who knows how to smile is, you know, tires brakes say, you know, someone who can really draw a reader in with their ability to, to print model someone got that sort of charisma that just jumps off the page, and that's what matters sized as you know, it's about diversity. It's you know, we try to be as diverse as possible with size race age actually had a fifty year old or fifty at the time. Model that, that of gorgeous, lingerie shoot for us a few issues ago and I got a lot of lot of eyeballs 'cause that was the first time people really seen, you know, someone of an older age doing these things and being a body positive model. You know, we have obviously, you know, we do use a lot of the main major modeling agencies. They're curve boards are not what you would probably consider visibly. Plus, is what they're sized by that sort of industry standard. But, you know, we balance it by having we feature lots of really amazing women of all different sizes and shapes and heights in throughout the whole magazine. So every issues different and we wanna try to be as diverse as possible, because, yes, we're plus size magazine. But I hope that we can maybe one day, the world can just drop this us in them. Labels. Plus, is, and we just be glossy magazine for all women. You know, this is just something that we just show you what reality is and reality is we all come in different shapes and sizes. Right now, briefly I wanna talk about your work with the walk to cure arthritis, 'cause I'm all about giving back and charity work. So tell us how you are the chair person with at argon is aviation in which you do. Oh, thank you for asking about. 'cause it's actually kind of doing a lot of work on that today, actually. So the walked earth rate is is on June second. And in New York City. We're actually just moved it to new location. We're going to be on the, the top of the, the intrepid aircraft carrier museum, which is really cool. We used to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge for the wing kind of outgrew it. So this is a whole new thing. The reason I'm passionate about is that I was misdiagnosed kind of undiagnosed up until the time. I was twenty five and so I've only really known I've had arthritis for ten years, but I've dealt with chronic pains. And so it was about eleven and turns out, I have arthritis in my tendons and something called fibromyalgia, which is an inflammatory of immune disease, affecting your central nervous system. So you have a lot of nerve pain, but a long time, people just kind of thought like couldn't find it on blood test, whatever's they kinda think you're nuts and. The what you don't look sick kinda thing and Soma. Blair recently came out with very similar story when she got diagnosed with MS that she was told she was not by doctors for years. And so I find it extremely liberating. Once I got an actual diagnosis, and Sarda involved with foundation, because being able to find a community. Nobody would give me resources to learn how to actually cope and my daily life. But give me the sense that I was no longer alone. And give me a better sense of mental health, instability in a community, which overall helped me cope in general. So I've been very active in the walk for an end with the foundation for many years. And this is my fourth year actually as chair of the walk, and we try to raise our return rates close to five hundred thousand dollars this year, which is lefty, go. We were number one walk in the country a couple years ago, and we're hoping to do that again. Because all the money that we raised goes to research for cure, but also for programs that we host for, for patients, locally and nationally like R R J camps those with juvenile arthritis. Most people don't realize there are three hundred thousand children who suffer from debilitating arthritis can cause permanent disability. And, you know, keep them from living normal life, as a kid, and, and velvet properly, but with proper access through rheumatologist to care and to things like these camps, and these resources, they can live, much better life one in four Americans has form of arthritis. It's not just grandma's aches and pains. But these are things that cause permanent disabilities that cause you to have no choice but to get, you know, major surgeries joint replacements beyond very aggressive drugs. Immunosuppressants. I mean it is it is something that is much more much more grave situation than I think the name indicates, you know, people think see town arthritis and the drugstore. That's all you gotta take your fine. But that is not the reality for me. And it's certainly not the reality of those closest to me with the disease that have been extremely impacted permanently and have to navigate this insurable disorder. Remain. What is the ultimate goal for your career and brand because you're so active in various things? I know what their various exotic it's good way up putting it yes, I'm active in various things. I always have, you know, I'm possibly, you know to into his yeah. Stick, and I probably need to scale back. That's my, my biggest problem is that I have a hard time thing not things because I want to be involved and everything. But I think my ultimate goal with, with my career, and my life is to make a positive impact. And I know that sounds corny, but it's really true. That's sort of why I got into politics. You know, had the pollyanna idea that we can really make a difference through community organizing, and this is working ising, just in a different way. And, you know, if my message of, you know, overcoming. You know, all this crazy body morpheus in dieting, and self hatred and abuse if I can. Help one young woman, not waste of life the same way that I wasted my life carrying about that, then, you know, my work here is done. You know, I wanna help other women be able to live a happier healthier better lifestyle and bring my cautionary tales the world, whether it be about arthritis or be about eating disorders, and body image or my life lessons. Finding happy things and inspiring things of from clothing to cures. You know whatever it is. I wanna make sure they can bring those gifts to the world because that's what I think, everyone has to do you know in society. It's we're here for purpose and our purposes to bring our, our unique gifts and are unique stories to everyone to see how that can be helpful. Do you have anything else coming up that we need to know about? We need to be on the lookout for well, the next issue of slink magazines out. Probably next couple of months, so you know, we are biannual now and so I'll definitely let you know, and we start hitting shelves in the United States. And if you have any listeners outside of the USO, but, you know, we have hit the shelves in the UK as well, but it's going to be a really, really good one. We're going to be do stigmatizing the issue of sex and dating and talking about all kinds of issues and ending relationships and body image and reproductive health women's health. It's I we hope it to be informative and inspirational and a nice little resource guide book for for all women. You know, matter how their dentist either their sexuality. You know, this, there's something for everybody in this, so that I'm really excited about 'cause you're working about, we're working on that right now. And I'm interviewing some really fabulous people. And that's, that's probably the next thing on horizon for us. But there's always, always a soapbox for me to find an always. There's always. You know, August is follow me. Fox Razzi fashion personally or, or magazine on Instagram where we have always something new going on in our stories, shouting things out networking, people together and telling you all the all the good news. And tell us your official website. Official website, slink magazine dot com. And all of our social media's at slink magazine, no dashes, or anything just slink magazine. I can be found. My personal website is Rene cafaro dot com, and I can be found on Instagram at foxy, Roxie fashion. And I really appreciate you taking the time to speak to me. And let me tell my story, which, you know, it's me, sometimes feels pretty common to, you know, this is a story. I'm not that's not rare for those who suffer from arthritis or deal with being plus size woman finding their own journey and body confidence. But I'm very honored to be seen as a mouthpiece for that. So thank you. Oh, what so much for being on the show and continues success with everything you have going on and everything. You're about the pollen to that. Always something. And have you if you find anything good out there, you know, you see something that, that needs to allowed mouth for, for an issue, you know, who to call. What Bank you again, and please keep in touch, and enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you very much. Bye bye. Bye. And thank you to my guest, this evening remake farro, make sure you pick up the latest issue of slink magazine, follow their social media to find out when it comes out. I've been your host this evening. Chenille Louis, thank you for tuning in, and always supporting until next time keepdriving in your curves and be blessed. You've been listening to this need for more info about this show visit Sinise. Lewis show dot com.

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How To Use Tinder For Serious Market Research #692

Trent365

02:12 min | 1 year ago

How To Use Tinder For Serious Market Research #692

"Here's an idea what about using tinder for real market research the last day here at the lot say in Moscow heading off to the Hilton doubletree marina later on today into that particular publication so if you're interested in particular age demographic then head on tinder and I gotTa tell you I'm perfectly honest about this so if the aspirational profiles say that interested in mountain climbing and you create content around mountain climbing then guess what that audience is probably going to gravitate over-fifties and what he did when he decided he wanted to create this magazine wanted to think about the type of content needed to put out and so what he did and I was thinking today about a presentation I saw last week at the Global Wellness Summit from the founder of ages which is essentially a lifestyle magazine curated for the Tell my wife that I've been on tinder for market research but tender for market research is actually not a bad idea what do you reckon anyone tried it let me know for the research on me do let me know the comments below I do thank you for your time and I will be back again tomorrow they actually and a bit more interesting and exciting than they actually are but think about it if you're creating a media company you kind of want what people's aspirations are anyway wait on tender and created a fake profile or a number of fake profiles of people in the fifties plus and then searched those profiles to find out what the aren't necessarily what those people are genuinely interested because you know people on these platforms tend to tend to lie a little bit they tend to make themselves sound a bit bit and they what hobbies and interests were now for those that don't know tinder is a a matchmaking dating appa a hookup APP for one bit word and of course you could argue that those profiles never ever been on. Tinder never downloaded the APP not visiting wrong with that sign. I don't really know the APP and I'm not sure that I'm going to find out because I'm not sure that I really want to.

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#2038: Bernsteining the Clutch

Car Talk

54:43 min | 2 months ago

#2038: Bernsteining the Clutch

"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Aren t a new premium lifestyle magazine for the automotive enthusiasts. You'll get access to events perks and much more joined the club and took the drive visit roadandtrack.com. Join off the loan. Welcome to Car Talk from national public radio with us Click and Clack the tappet brothers and we're broadcasting this week from the Opposites Attract Department here at Car Talk Plaza. Very good Ashley. This seems to have been written by a guy named Jack went off New Yorker. It's titled how I met my wife. Aha and was sent to us by a guy named Craig Douglas. Go for it man. I'll pay close attention. This is tough to comprehend. Okay wage. It has been a rough day. So when I walked into the party, I was very chalant despite my efforts to appear gruntled and constant. I was off furling my real D umbrella for the coat-check when I saw her standing alone in a corner. She was a descriptive person a woman in a state of total array off. Her hair was camped her clothing shoveled and she moved in a game leeway. I wanted desperately to be here, but I knew I'd have to make bones about it was travelling Cog needle, but then for some apparent reason she looked in my direction and smiled in a way that I could make heads or tails off. I was plussed home. It was concerning to see that she was communicato wanting to make only call for remarks. I started talking about the hors d'oeuvres trying to abuse her of them. Question that I was stupid, then the conversation became more and more court and we spoke at length much avail, but I was defendable. So I had to leave at a Godly our I asked if she wanted to come with me to my delight she was committal. We left the party together and have them together ever since I have given her my love and she has requited. Hey Jack winter from The New Yorker. You got a few facts here dude. It's probably eighty five years old. Well exactly. I got no, but you always wonder where worlds like disgruntled come from home. Well, I mean, have you ever met anyone who was gruntled? I mean, I strive everyday to be grumpy and it hasn't worked know. It's not easy. I mean, can you get on gruntled eye dog? Why are on disgruntled? Yeah, I think that's that's the question. Yes, actually as long as we're discussing that here's another thing that goes with it a Linguistics Professor was expounding upon the differences in positives and negatives in different languages, according to the professor one in the English language a double negative makes something a positive in Russian and something related languages double negative remains a negative and the professor asserted. There is no language Java in which double positive makes a negative thoughts made this last statement a voice in the back of the room piped up. Yeah, right. Well look if you have a question is a fascinating language isn't the if you ever question about your car you want to be disgruntled with the answer. The number to call is 888. That's 888-2278. Hi, my name is Esther Smith. Denver Esther hurry guy is that Esther with an H or like is that polyester? No. No, it's so the name from Denver from Denver. What's up? Esther Thursday? I have an RX-7 Mazda. Yeah. Well, mine's making it really weird noise. Okay, the coolant light keeps going off when I'm on the highway. I'll just go on and off and use it makes a noise noise annoying noise really have yet like opened up the engine compartment. I well what I do is before I leave for work. I kind of fill up the radiator. Just tell me would it make the noise? Yes a little bit and not even a cup. Yeah, maybe half a cup. But every day you have to add this half cup that way. I don't have to change the noise. Yeah. Yeah, so I don't know what it is. I'm ready to call my mechanic cuz it's driving me nuts. I wouldn't I don't do anything rash is not the noise is not directly associated with the coolant light coming off. Otherwise, it isn't a warning buzzer. Is it it is it is I was telling you you have no I do but why is that what I want to know? Why why do I have a leak? Or is it yes, you have a leak sure my definition you have a leak. You're only you're only a few scenarios at work here either someone stealing it at night while you're tired or it's leaking out if it stayed inside you wouldn't be able to fit another cup in the next day. So therefore it's coming out somewhere and I believe your radiator has a sensor at the top of the radiator that reads the coolant level and if it just drops down an inch or so boom it turns daylight on the light comes on. And so now the question is, where is it coming? What year? Is this our extension 91? Well, it could be a cracked engine block drive 12 miles a day off. If you're lucky and it's more most likely to be something like a bad water pump. So you need to replace the water pump cross my fingers. Here's a we have a philosophy philosophical question here. Would it be better to tell Esther the worst possible things that could be or should we just tell it I mean, let's face it could be as simple as a lowly hose clamp. It could be that which would cost zero to fix. Well, they charge you $50, but it would cost you. You know, I fix it myself always have to size up the collar off a nice sized you up right away as to that as being one who could take bad news with dignity. Oh, so it's it's an individual thing. Yes. You can't have a black Jake Paul. That's why I went right to the most disastrous thing. You could have a brain tumor like got the puddle forming at the Mass General Hospital. It could be nothing or you could have a break too much off. I don't have a brain tumor. I think my car has some kind of tumor cracked engine block would be the equivalent of a brain tumor and maybe even worse than loose hose clamp would be obviously the simplest thing it could be so it probably is somewhere between those two and right in between those two is the water water pump. Okay, so I would take it someplace you immediately back if you if you persist in in letting it run low on coolant. You're going to wreck the engine for sure and I know you were hoping that we would fix it telephonically. I guess I'll call my mechanic today. Yeah, I did you should do it because I mean it might be something really easy and it's better to get it done than to erect the engine. Okay, I will all right. Thanks for calling us. Do you have a good day. Bye 188? Yeah. Hello guys. This is Vic from Virginia Beach, Virginia. So what's going on Vic? Well about Thursday. Seven eight months ago and I bought a 1997 Jeep Cherokee at a GS a Government auction. Was it covered in cosmoline? No, no, was it a box and pieces? No, actually it was it was an excellent shape. Yeah. Can I have your time I back up and turn slowly or go forward and turn slowly. I get this squealing sound almost sounds like a seal off and I cannot figure out what it is because when I'm going straight or when I'm going in at regular speed, I don't hear it how sharp it turned. Does it have to be off. Well, just want to go into any turn and it's only when I'm moving so you're not I was thinking maybe it was a power steering and the noise is coming from the front and it's coming from the front or the back. That's what narrows it down. Well, it isn't the size if I have to say probably say it was probably more toward the rear. Really what else? He answer the questions fortunate for us, you know, and and I guess it doesn't happen all the time. It's only about sixty percent of the time, you know, and it seems like you know run after I took press the brakes and soon as I release them and it's kind of like by my way of thinking visualizing these brake pads not completely releasing from the dispatch. Well, this is this first of all, this is a regular chair or not a grin. It's a regular Cherokee regular Cherokee and it doesn't have disc brakes in the back of his drums. Is that what it is? I believe so and you don't have to be stepping on the brake to hear the sound correct, but stepping on it can make a go away. Well, he didn't say that and not say that I'm trying to plan to see Nick calm yourself. The Queen of Diamonds off you are falling into it. You're feeling very relaxed stepping on the brake it make the noise. Go away Kenneth Vick not necessarily birth. Slow didn't work again not working. But you know, what do you step on the brake and not either is there or not? Right is this four-wheel drive? Yes, it is dead. I don't know. I mean something we don't know. Well, it could mean something. I mean at first blush page seems like it has to be if it's coming from the back. There ain't there ain't much in the back and nothing back there. I mean what's back there is the the differential assembly and it's not that two axles off ROMs and the brakes and the exhaust system and obviously the suspension components, but I'm going to rule them out all of them. I'm going to rule all of that out and you just said there's nothing else after that. It's going to be the real window wiper. I mean, I don't think it's coming from the back. I don't think it is either. I think you're lying to us Victory can't be the back. Well, these things have changed the front suspension. They have a funny piece. I think it's called a pan out Rod that runs from the chassis to the front differential and that thing loosens home. And that can make the noise that you have but and that would be lot almost in the middle, but it would have to come from the front. So if if you could be persuaded or if you could somehow get someone to stand hang outside the window with his head down at the level of the ground. Yeah, I have any really good friends. Well, I'm trying to do this with my wife. You know what I'm doing all these crazy turns and parking lot. Sometimes he gets out of the car and walks home really driving you hang out the window. Here's what you do instead of hanging with the instead of driving having your wife drive and you hanging your head out the window that can be dangerous. It's easy to hit that you let me do it all the time. So I said it could be a dangerous. I would do the parking lot thing with your wife driving and you would stand outside the vehicle and make her make the turn as she approaches you and I think it'll be pretty obvious that it's coming from the front. Goodbye Vic. Okay. Can't be coming from the back. It only works if it's coming from the front. I mean, it could be coming from the back but I don't buy it. Well, I'd only that. Okay see a Vic Bangkok by well, that was tough one. Why don't we convince people? You know why we're losing our credibility. Yeah, It's that stump the chump stability. Yeah from we gotta stop rig and stuff. The jumps again would say now you're right. You guys are geniuses. Yeah, cuz people are getting defiant age now is it's coming from the back know it's not the guys. He he wouldn't he was he wouldn't retractable there. Yeah. No. Yeah. We should have hung up on him one. That's another approach. Yeah. Okay. Well, let's do that in and took a look on trolls. No shock not answering this one. We got that's come on. Let's put on take it all the dead. Let's out of the room. So fun anymore. 1888 car talk. That's 887. This is Kristen Kristen with a K. When you're from Minnesota, of course where abouts Minneapolis st. Paul mini Annapolis. I must have Scandinavian Heritage. Absolutely of course, but not Scottish. And actually I am a little scattered. I brought a little Scotch the other day, you know Roberts Birds. No. No. Anyway, Kristin, what's the nature of your call? I have a question that I'm a little embarrassed to ask. Oh don't be, you know, people have told me that there's no such thing as a stupid question and I think that's bogus harvesting we entertained there is no such thing as a stupid thing happen to know we have on first-hand knowledge that there are stupid answers practice and we know every one of them truly believe this is a stupid question, but it's become an obsession with me and I have to know them. All right. Okay. I work in a corporation that has a big big parking ramp and most people have to arrive at 7 or maybe 8 a.m. But I have a bus was kind enough to understand that. I'm not a morning person. And so she allows me to work like 9 6. Yeah, but that means that I have to take the route up to the top of the parking ramp almost like this is a parking garage that has ramps to go up to the various levels. Also. This is a continuous like a scroll big. Okay. So yeah, I got it. Okay Helix. Okay. Yeah. Well, it's a it's not a helix on the way up but it does entail for me eighteen sharp left. Turn. Oh I got it. Okay. Yeah. Yep. Yep. And when I exit I have to go on this 18 right hand turns and that entails cranking the car. I usually go in second gear and I try to find a balance between writing the brake and losing control. Yeah, and so I feel like I should spend my evenings driving my carbs are in the neighborhood making right turns to compensate. I can't imagine this is not Oh, you mean it's left turns going in and left turns coming out. Yes, and I think that's I mean, I understand the tires package deal with the tires. But so you want to take right turns to unwind it because it feel like it's winding itself up. Well, I just have to have right turns to compensate. You want to even out the where I go to even out the where person that is the stupidest question. I have no no. No that's good. You know, it isn't a strip. Give me some peas off kind of a spiritual thing is though. I can understand how you if you do this every single day after a while. It can really get to you when you say my God. What is going on here? How long have you had this job? March oh this is new. Yeah, it's a good to go on it's going to be forever. I'm going to die in this job fine. Oh, yeah. I had a job but 9:00 I can stay there forever to 9:00, and you mean in the morning. Yeah. There's a 9:00 in the morning. Didn't know that you're not doing any harm to the car. I mean it is true that you probably are getting some things out like the tires. Maybe I would just rotate the tires every maybe four or five thousand miles, but that every four or five days or four or five days whatever happens. If you showed up for work on time, you wouldn't have to do that. You can park on the first floor, you know that I know that that's all right. We'll forgive you. Good luck Kristen and don't worry about your car. It was a good question Crystal. Well, thank you. Thank you. See you later, bye-bye. Hi. Okay. Look it's time for us to take a little break his hold the SPCA SPCA. There's no animals were hurt during our show. No. No, that's cool. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to audiences will stay tuned. We'll be back in just a moment. I'm driving down until you something I'm gonna mess around and even those shoes everywhere yell pool and tossed their radios into the air when they hear us both get this is NPR this message comes from Car Talk on NPR sponsor. Aren t a new collector's edition magazine for the automotive enthusiasts that delivers immersive stories striking visuals long deep Dives on new cars and future Classics. 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Listen now to the no-compromise podcast from NPR. Hi, we're back you listen to them talk with us Click and Clack the tappet brothers and we're here to talk about cars car repair and creative writing 101. I mean, this is a perfect example of why dog Whole world is hopeless. It's hopeless. This isn't a presumably real from SMU in class assignment for Wednesday today will experiment with a new form called the tandem story. Each person will pair off with the person sitting to his or her immediate. Right one of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story The partner will read the first paragraph and add another paragraph to the story. Then the foam will add a third paragraph into so on back and forth It's Kind of a hurry to our show. Yeah exactly. Here we go. First the first person writes at first Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted the chamomile what used to be her favorite for lazy lazy evenings at home now reminded her too much of Carl who once said in happier times that he liked him meal, but she felt she must now at all costs keep her mind off Carl his possessiveness was suffocating and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the question dead. Say social far so good. She hands us over to the guy next door to watch the guy sitting next to her. Meanwhile Advanced Sergeant Carl Harris leader of the attack Squadron now in orbit over skylon four or more important things to think about than the neuroses of an air-headed asthmatic bimbo named Lori with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. Station 17. He said into his transgalactic Communicator polar orbit established no sign of resistance so far, but before he could sign off a bluish particle beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ships cargo bay the joke from the Direct Hit sent him flying out of the seat and across the cockpit hands it back there. He bumped his head and died almost immediately, but not before he felt one last Pang of regret for psychically brutalizing. The one woman who had ever had feelings for him soon afterwards Earth stopped. It's pointless hostilities towards the peaceful farmers of skylon for congress passes law permanently abolishing war and space travel Laurie read in her newspaper one morning, the news simultaneously excited her and bored her she stared out the window dreaming of her youth when the days had passed unhurriedly in Carefree with no newspapers to read no television to distract her the design visited them back to him little did she know she had less than ten seconds to live thousands of miles above the city the n off the ship wants the first of its lithium Fusion just goes on and on but it's hopeless, isn't it? It's well Hearing is hopeless. Well, I wonder how how unlike most communication even between husband and wife. I mean your wife is off. I think I'll have chamomile to you. Meanwhile Masters such. Well, it just proves that most people are in their own world the truth and they don't want a big dog. Wow lithium was that with the infusion missile? I like she know she had less than 10 seconds off Fusion missiles will be raining down on him. Hey, by the way, I have got some great news for our listeners The Puzzler is back. Is that rested really frustrated and raring to go? Well, let's just say it's back. Anyway, we will have a brand spanking new puzzle coming up in the third half of the show, so don't touch that dial but right now wage. You have a question about your car or anything. Give us a call. The number is 888 car talk. That's 882-207-8255. Hello. You're on Car Talk? Hi, this is oddly in Boston wage. What's your name? Idler call boy. That's the new one on us. How do you spell this? A d as in David L a toddler? Yeah, what's the origin of this name? Where I'm supposed to new name? Okay, I'd Le yes. So what's up in Boston Our Fair City. I do actually I just moved here from Minnesota. Oh you wanted to escape those harsh minutes or so you came here, right? Good thinking when I had a harsh welcome. What's up? Well, I have a 96 Honda Civic and I got in my car off work as usual one morning and the car wouldn't start. You wouldn't nothing nothing. So open the hood battery's gone really dead. How did they get my battery? Yeah, the car is locked cars locked disclosed. I don't know how I don't know how they did. You must do this all the time. I do it all the time. It's not it's not often. But once in a while we get cars that come into our shop where the hood release cable is broken. Yeah that cable that runs from the handle inside your car. Okay runs through the firewall and it runs to the latch which is located with in front of the radiator. Okay, and what they're doing is they're getting underneath the car and finding that cable which by the way is not easy to find and it's not easy to reach easier on some cars than others probably on a Honda Civic. It's pretty it's pretty easy on a Civic actually. Yeah, and on some cars it's buried and you'd have a hard time getting under their those are the ones that we have to choose a longhorn or would open. We're not disseminating this information to all the song. Do it already Napleton Honda Civics are probably a good Target. And that's why tomorrow there will be a lot more battery thefts from 1. If you want to Port them you can go out and buy yourself something like a Rottweiler. Now when we are Z Lock, you know, one of these locks that has a key. That's an additional key that goes in front of those cylindrical keys that you have to push into lock. It's it goes under your dashboard and it's a shielded cable very thick cable that goes to a an additional lock that actually locks the hood shut. So how much would that cost me? Well, how much is a battery cost fifty fifty dollars in this class like 500. So what are the chances that nine more batteries are going to be when did this happen happened a couple weeks ago. I would be wary you park your car in the same place. I yeah, that's why I'm calling. My brother has to tell you the parable of the battery parable of the fifties. Wow. Chevy yeah, you you have to ask yourself. Why would anybody want an old battery? Right and the answer is well, nobody really does but they do know where to find a brand new one tomorrow Fisher do so, they steal your battery and then they know you're going to go right to Sears and buy yourself a die-hard and that's the way they really want. If they were nice to bring you back to the other one. That would be nice nice, but they typically don't do that because their fingerprints are all over it. Oh, so I would I would like not South Park in the same place. Yeah for the next couple of weeks, but you can go to forget a place that says car alarms and you can get one of those locks. I don't think it cost anywhere near five hundred bucks. Okay. I was being facetious, but it's just probably a couple of hundred bucks, and it might be worth it. If you're going to stay in Boston. I don't worry about it. It's only a battery Seattle. Thank you guys. All right, bye-bye. Hi 188 khong Call one eight hundred seven. Hello, this is Michael calling from Mountain Grove, Missouri. Hi, Michael. What's up? Well, not much in this part of the world, I'm sorry to stop you for a second. Michael Thomas when someone says hi, this is Michael from Mountain Grove, Missouri. You can't go huh? Sounds you know, it's not like a big page Michael. I'm sorry, I purchased. Well, I have a Thunderbird with 155,000 miles on it. Yeah, okay and except for it needs a new joke pull off pretty well. We have a supply of them here. Okay. I have one problem. However, when I leave my house in the morning I back out of my driveway and I can turn either East or West. Okay. This is going to be good. I can tell okay. Hey. Yep, I turn East I come to a stop sign approximately fifty feet from my driveway. I turned South to get on the highway to go to work. There's never any problem, Turn west about a hundred yards down the street. There's a stop sign a significant percentage of the time. If so, does that mean it's a good one is that one uses phrases like a significant portion of the time? Yeah, that's good 40% of the time when I stop at this stop sign, I look both ways. See if cars are coming. I put my foot on the gas to accelerate and nothing the engine races but I get no Forward Motion back off. I can feel kind of go clunk. I put my foot on the gas and I go forth it never does this again during the day and the transmission does not slip what I want to know is Is this the first sign of my transmission saying to me? I'm about to go out to lunch or is my wife, right? What did you say for lunch and I was mentioning this problem. And as we stop this very stop sign and started to go. My wife said well, you know, you have to stop under a power line here magnetic thing off a woman after my own heart as we say, well I would say go east young man. I would think that would solve your problems. I'm going to just take a guess and you should have written to us about this cuz we could have used this as a Puzzler will have to disguise it somehow and you said next week that eight. Let me just you stop. This is a great question. You're going to make some prognostication here to prognostication. I'm going to ask him a question to what she's going to say, which is it will reply. Yes, when you go in the easterly direction and come to the stop sign is the car facing downhill. No, it's level is thanks a lot. All right. Well, how about when you go west is it facing downhill or uphill it's it's level perfectly level, huh? I thought they were Rolling Hills in Missouri. I still live on top of any of them. So in both cases, it's level huh. Never ever ever. Does this if you go along the easterly Direction first know his his a question is this a stumper know because the distance he drives before he stops is double when he goes in the Westerly Direction they may have something to do with it. But the answer your question is the transmission on the way out to lunch. Yeah. Probably you wouldn't consider doing anything like a transmission service, you know fluid and filter change if you've done that. Oh, yes. I've done that off. I went to Florida last July and had it serviced just before I went to Florida. How many miles ago was that? Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of twelve to fourteen thousand dead. Well too bad, that's too bad. Yeah, you might be you have checked the transmission fluid level have you it might be low know I've checked sure. I mean the fact that you step on the gas and nothing happens almost certainly means that there is something real bad wrong with your transmission. That's a certain thing. Especially if the fluid is is especially if it's got flu. I mean, that would be fine on a pink. Yeah. There's a pink pinkish pinkish pinkish close enough. Yeah. Hmm. That's why when he when he called and said hi. My name is Michael from Mountain Grove, Missouri. What did I say? Choi mm. You know you thinking was just frivolous know I know now it wasn't the answer is Yaya transmission is any minute going to be out to lunch. It also means your wife is slightly go to lunch with the power line Theory and we don't have the faintest idea why a hundred feet versus fifty or a hundred yards vs. 50 should make the difference if it's tomorrow morning run that stop song. And stop being further down the road. That's it. Take off run the light might be a good idea. But if I stop then I'm right beside the parking lot of a church. You'll need it off. Give it a try a shot Michael. Let us know how long it works for. Okay. Thanks a lot. Thanks for your call by buy 1 888 car. Talk or 107,000. Hello. You're on Car Talk. Hi, this is Amy calling from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Amy Amy. Yes, Amy Grand Rapids. Yeah, I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana. Yeah, and I run the air conditioning and I'm blowing it on a level three or four then I switch it off. So it's venting at the same level just white cloudy stuff has been pouring out of the middle vent. Yes, and the first time I thought it was smoked. So I pulled over I know isn't isn't that scary. I blew it toward myself and doesn't smell like anything. It was kind of scary. But then I just realized it was some sort of cloud. Yep. Exactly for cloud what it was. It's a meteorological Cloud phenomenon. You you made you made a low pressure system you ever watch the Weather Channel on offer you made you made when you turned off the AC and flipped it to vent you allowed warm moisture. The reason you have the AC on in the first place is that it was hot and damp and hot and muggy and that's what you did when you flipped over to vent as you allow that hot and muggy are all of a sudden to come through the same ventilation duct that was printed. He had been transporting the Carfax conditioned air into your passenger compartment and when those two air masses collided right you had a collision of who are with no moisture in it and log Elmer are full of moisture and you got a cloud. You're lucky you didn't have a lightning storm. Is that normal? Yes, I never heard of anything like that and I didn't want to call the dealership because I thought they'd think I was idiot charge you to write and they charged me last time. I had my service engine soon light went on. So I took it to the dealer and they charged me $75 to tell me my gas cap wasn't screwed on Thursday until my brother that for a long time. Yeah. So that's normal It's Perfectly Normal especially if you smelled it and it doesn't smell of it doesn't smell like anything in the fact that most people don't do this, but you did I mean most people leave the air conditioner on until they've shut off the car, but you had to go fiddling around with the control and it doesn't happen all the time. Does it? No it didn't happen today. Yeah. This is most likely to happen on the hot summer day exactly when it happened and on those hot summer days. Don't turn the air conditioner up leave it up on to my destination. Right. We are trying to save a little bit of the environment. That's exactly here on we appreciate what you're doing. And I think it was a good thing as long as it doesn't Cloud up the cost so much that you can't seem to close out for maybe 30 seconds or a minute. No. No, I've had it happen before and it can be pretty scary. Well, it was the first time yeah, especially when you can't see see you later. Thank you so much. Thanks for your call by by by by by by. All right. Look it's time for us to take a short break. And when we come back we will have the opening Puzzler of the song fall Puzzler season. Can I throw out the first ball man? Yeah sure. We'll be back in a minute load up the car leaving off to The Cooperage make it back off. where I don't and off and off and even though a few War of the Worlds last functioning radio tubes crack whenever we say at this is NPR public support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and Equitable World. Learn more at p s. Or the way, things are going right now, even if you can keep track of what's happening in the news, it's hard to know why it's happening what it really means. That's why we have created a daily. Comcast that answers your questions about the news in about 10 minutes every weekday, it's called consider this new episodes every weekday afternoon from NPR. Org how we're back. Let's make the car talk with us Click and Clack the tappet brothers and we're here to discuss cars car repair and the first Puzzler of the news media. Well, I you know, I have some doozies in this folder, but I I didn't want to use I didn't want the first I mean is it is a similar to a doggy dog? You didn't want to use the best one. First know this is the worst one. But hey, you're going to start off slow down to I don't talk anybody we've discussed this before. I like your strategy always leave them asking for more or less, you know, and I wrote I can log. Me one word by ready see all that all those notes on that side. Yeah, that was to remind you can't read one word of it, but I would have to fake it fake. Go ahead. This puzzle was inspired by an email. I got from guy named Dave Trader Joe's the moon. I was wary is you you sort of obfuscated York embellished modified switch-a-roo. Thanks for the idea of days ago. I was sitting in a little restaurant and I'm sitting at a table next to me a two old geezers chatting away. And as I one of them while they they reminded me of you know, well paid off and they they were lamenting the state of modern cars the fact that they've all all modern cars have fallen victim to the rules of aerodynamics and they all look the same as nothing else think Tavor particularly stylish about them and and they were going on and on about how much they missed their old cars and how much they hated their their newer cars and at some point I kind of law. The the guy had placed my order and I kind of lost the conversation and when I tuned back into it, I I heard one of them say, oh, yeah, and I missed that too. I really do miss them and the other one chimes in. What is the name which I'm in anyway, yeah, so do I I missed I used to look forward one of them says to seeing that every year in my car. And the other one that says she's so did I I kind of look forward to seeing it too. And the first one asks the other you've seen it in your new car this car you're driving now often no no way and not likely to see it the way I drive either and the question is what the heck are they talking about? So what is it that that you would see? Yeah in an older car. But you wouldn't see in modern cars and looking forward to seeing it every year to seeing it every year, you know pretty much every year. Yeah, you know, so if you think you know the answer I like call me immediately. I like I like this if you're thinking of the answer write it on the back of a postcard or pin it to the bottom of a hand-stitched velvet bag, Pennsylvania dutch-style antique quilts and send it just in time for winter to postulate our car talk Plaza box 3500 Harvard Square Cambridge Our Fair city map 02238 or you can email your answer to us from cartalk.com and the winner will get I just showed my brother the answer. I liked it and the winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division of our website. Anyway, if you have a question about wage Car or anything else? We don't really care. You can give us a call at eight 8:00 and we'll try to help that's 855. Hi, this is Jennifer from Boulder, Colorado. Hi Jennifer. How are you? I'm good. Thank you. Hi, this is more of a settlement of an argument between me and my Punky know-it-all eighteen year old nephew loves God. Okay. We my family and I were in Mongolia over the summer. Oh and with my five year old and my toddler and they're the steering wheel can be on either side. They have no law. Yeah, and my son loved it. He loved to tell all the drivers that in my country the steering wheel is on this side, but my nephew said my friend just ordered a BMW from Germany in the steering wheels on the right side. Yeah, and I said, well he can't drive that in the United States and he said yes, he can I said, no he can't and we went around and then I thought oh my God. If he's rights, and so that's when I called you. So you have a bet with your nephew. Yes, you lose. I do. She does. There's I mean there's nothing no rule against it for example mail trucks and there are people who've imported London taxis with the with the driving wheel on the right, but this is a dangerous of course dangerous. I mean, first of all, I'm on Kohli they were driving crazy and when you were running for your life across the street because they could care less about pedestrians. You don't know who to make eye contact with before you fall to your death before you fall to your death. So you could look at the driver's side of the car and realize that it's not the driver's side anymore. It's the passenger side of the car and because they they alternate I was off Bangkok once and the taxi driver was taking the airport and he said, you know in your country said you drive on the right you said and in England they drive on the left off. Thailand it is optional well, so the steering wheel can be on either side and the and and fifty states. There's no law in the United States. That's what side the steering wheel has to be on I'm not saying that all I'm saying is I have seen Vehicles now you're waffling because you said it's not illegal. You said it's not as I assume it's not illegal because I have seen Vehicles which have been imported to this country mostly from England like Rolls-Royce. Oh, yeah. No sure. Yeah, and then the steering wheel is on the right. They may give you a special dispensation. If you're a multi-millionaire. I don't think so. You're siding with my nephew. I'm sorry signing up your nephew. He's he's not just full of it. No Jennifer. This is going to be a bitter pill to swallow. You don't know. Well, we do not like I can sense it off. How many times have you have? You gotten into arguments with him and been wrong? Oh Beyond. Oh, this is your one. This was your one chance at Redemption. Oh, yeah, but he doesn't know that I've been you know, well, I mean you can tell them anything you want. Yeah. He just started college this year. So whether or not he's he's listening to the radio know I could I could get by with it. But you know, I still don't know the answer Tyler talk to quit school. Now while he still knows everything no sense spending wasting four years at College, you know, you know, he's going to college in Steamboat Springs where there's a huge ski resort but he's going to quote unquote College. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. He's a steady gravity while he's there. Good luck Jennifer very much bye-bye. Take 188 car talk or 107,000. Hi, this is Alexander in New York City Alexander. You use the whole name ma'am? California although a lot of people only Alex and in high school. I was Al yeah or e o l e as Superman's father and his father wasn't he LL. That's the Israeli airline. You're well-fed. What's up bail? Well, I have to preface my question by saying that my father was Leonard Bernstein. No kidding. Yeah. Wow, and he had a sort of a lifelong quest for the perfect convertible. Did he really do miss everybody else on the road with I always knew I liked that guy really? He was a convertible. Yeah, and the olden days when his show was sponsored by Ford Lincoln don't get him started really hear you singing this song. But I have to say that of everything he ever did nothing wasn't as inspired as West O Rico my heart's devotion. Let it sink back in the ocean. That was inspired man. I think you gotta give Steve Sun time credit. Well, yeah, he did the words, right? Yeah most of them. Yeah. So I mean you in the music business Alex. Oh, no, I you know, I took some piano lessons and and individual it wasn't it wasn't it wasn't in your heart. Huh? So I mean what what do you drive? Don't mind my asking I'm a teacher by trays of home of English and drama Hustle. The Arts are still I mean, I didn't figure you for a concrete contractor jobs were right. I also run a foundation as my father started arts and Education Foundation concrete foundation and you were you work right in Manhattan and you live in Manhattan. I live in Manhattan in New Jersey. You got a car? Yes. I have a car it always amazes me that you could live in Manhattan and have a car it amazes me but there are I suppose millions of people who do it but you have a car and obviously like a question of you or anything. Yeah, we've made it to avoid your question for quite a while. I guess I will let you asked. Yeah, what's the problem? All right. It's not a problem. But when I was twelve we spent the summer in Rome and my father one of his convertibles he decided to buy a Maserati and so he was in love with this car and the guy that sold it to him said that when he down shifted he should do this thing called double clutching, you know, where you right on the way down while you're in neutral you let the clutch out. Give it let's let's check put it back in again. Right and you put it back home. So I thought this was the coolest thing in the world and then when I got my first car a horrible Capri used Capri I started doing this and I've been wage. It ever since cuz I just remembered how cool it was. My father did it right. Now? This Maserati was like a fifty-something. Oh it was it must have been 68-67 off a 67 Maserati. It was beautiful. It was brand new. It was brand new. I think this Italian mechanic gave you a father bogus information. No doubt God. Yeah. I mean that's a given isn't it? You know, it was redundant. I'm sorry 67. I mean, it's so unlike. The only reason that you would ever have to double clutch is if you don't have a synchronized transmission just transmission doesn't have a week all synchros in it synchromesh transmission and right and and the Maserati must have had a synchromesh transmission by that time virtually. Everyone had one a certainly a high-end car like that would have had sure which would obviate the necessity of double clutch double clutching. The reason you would double clutch is to match the dog. Speed so that you wouldn't get gear Clash when you shifted especially downshifting. So you would W would let the clutch out while the thing was in neutral and you change the engine speed usually bring it up if you were up shift down so that the gears would be turning at the same speed so they wouldn't clash and grind when you made your shift and it would take some practice to figure out exactly how much gas you would have to give it between shifts. Otherwise, you would put it in to the next gear wage. And as you try to get it into gear you'd get this right because the engine would be turning out as much different speed from the transmission and you'd have to wonderful grinding noise and I may have to say though that once you had learned the technique of double clutching it is a magnificent way to drive. Oh, I love it totally unnecessary. But it makes you feel like you're racing like you're really doing something and you will never unlearn this. I mean you've been doing this for years. Obviously, you'll never unlearn it, but it looks cool. Doesn't it? I mean the People page You all the time what you're doing? Sure. Yeah, and you say can you say I'm double clutching? That's right, and they say wow, and there's nothing wrong with doing it. Really? Oh, that's nice put a little extra. We're on the clutch and the release bearing in the clutch cable and the linkage and and and the pedal assembly and all that. Have you been running through a lot of clutches on all these cars that you want in the past ten years. As a matter of fact, I never did you never did no one else has gone wrong. So what is it that you're driving? Anyway, Saab 900, that's cool. Yeah. Well, I would continue doing yeah. Well, I'm relieved to know that I don't ruining my car. Well, you're not you're not you're not ruining your car. All right, you are ruining your car. No, tell them that we can we can be honest Alex an adult you can take it you you are but in the long run, what's the name? You're never going to break yourself of this habit. So it's better that we just tell you that you're not ruining your car and you can go off happy and just keep doing what you're doing. Yeah, just forget you have a called us. Nothing else. It will remind you every time you double clutch. It will remind you of that wonderful summer. You spent in Italy it remind you of your dad exactly and the joy, he's brought to everyone and that's that's the reason why you should continue to do it. And in fact, I think everyone who has a manual transmission should double clutch in honor of wanted. I am going to start double clutching my car off every time you do it. You say we're pretty call. My husband was supposed to have a strong person. I'm sure one of our listeners one of our listeners in your father's individual style will be able to write a song using his music and putting words which have double clutching. I'm sure someone will do the theater. Yeah. I think it's a great idea. We should all double clutch in honor of linen and when people say what are you doing? I'm Bernstein wage. You mean you don't do that when you drive everyone will do so we can change the whole change from reality and then think a hundred years from now on people are trying to figure out what the hell is this call Berenstain. Nobody will know just like now you dial the phone. It's got no dial, right but you dial it. All right twenty years from now even now kids that why is it called to dial? Not a dial Rush. Yeah, so this will become known as Bernstein in the clutch or burning out the lights burning Alexander. Thanks a million. Well, I'm the clutch. I love it. Well, you've done it again. You've wasted another perfectly good hour listening to Car Talk. Our esteemed producer is Doug the subway fugitive not a slave to Fashion a jungle boy Berman our associate producers a David the Cavs of Bellville green and Catherine Fowler blucher fellows. 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And dealer prep costs semester concludes with an overview or advanced numerical obfuscation theory and spontaneous acronym creation lecturers will come from major auction houses, Vegas, gaming establishments, and money-losing Internet company. We work was at math one. Oh, four calculating your commission while talk. I'm site where is this place Northwood last? Detroit. While They're lawyer ideologues are online tool way. The Dean of admissions wants us. Last night. If you'd like to talk about your car or perhaps enrollment. In Northwood College the number is eight eight, eight car talk that's Eight, eight, two, seven, eight, two, double five alot your car talk hi, my name's Roseanna I'm in San Francisco I rose and at the end Rosanna Rosanna Zana. Rosetta Danna. Excellent from San Francisco. San Francisco California. You've got a car. You know what I have my friend's car for. The. Summer. What I was. GonNa Ask No it's an automatic. It is it is. It's a ninety seven or ninety, eight, Subaru, outback sport. And was driving back from work the other day, and I heard a ringing noise. Coming from under the CAR I noticed a man and a yeah, I noticed. A cell phone. We hope. I noticed a man in a Sharpie shopping cart rolling toward me and I thought, oh, that's making the noise but then about a mile later, it was still there so. That wasn't it it stops whenever I stopped the car to stop sign or stoplight It stops when I turn make turns. But once I straighten the car back out again, I hear the ringing it's it's almost like a metal found dragging on the ground, but you have to be moving pretty much are revving up the engine a little bit to. Moving moving yeah. Move have you tried just revving up the engine without moving, for example, leaving it in park or neutral? I didn't try that I didn't think. So yeah, I didn't think. Diagnostics. Yeah. Well, that'll mean we'll have to give you two answers. Okay. One for moving and one floor revving. Okay Real. I'm only I'm prepared with only one answer your. I am not. Oh. All right well, well, you of your answer. I'll give my answer and you obviously give the other one. Yeah. I mean you may have you may have two answers I I have to have two more. May Not be mine enough would be interesting. Then we'd have three wouldn't we? Go My answer is that you have a loose heat shield and what you're hearing is the little sheet metal of the heat shield rattling, and it's a benign little noise and where is the heat shield locate a heat shield on this guy outside of the reentry rockets right. Yeah. No, the Heat Shield, is everywhere the heat shield from stem to stern on the exhaust system on this car. Starts virtually at the engine and there were heat shields wrapped around the front exhaust pipe and and the intermediate pipe and the Kavulich converter and the tailpipe name it. Shield and it could be any one of those heat shields. It's come loose and is making this annoying little clearing gonNA. Noise and that's that's ninety nine percent probably, and you can corroborate that by sitting there with the with the car in neutral park and revving up the engine, and you will get the noise without actually being in motion I will get to. But now my brothers prepared to give you six or seven other is it that was that was my first answer and the second one is if in fact you you rev up and you can't get the noise unless you really are moving. Okay no probably isn't it? Okay. Then you might have a little bite. The backing plate that's bent, and maybe a rotor is just barely touching it for you could have a pebble stuck in the air stuck between amid the pebble beach or anything like that hat. Yeah but I don't think so I think that. You can get the noise even when you're not moving and that it's GonNa be the heat. So when are you returning this car at the end of the week the week? Oh good. So the sooner the better, right? Yeah exactly. Wouldn't even mention it. Oh. No you have to. You have to give whoever you borrow from a full report. Absolutely. Absolutely. Really. I wouldn't say anything. Because how long you've had to cut the CAR ALL SUMMER The person who was stupid enough to let you drive his car her car. Is going to get in the car and not having driven it for three months i. saw is going to hear five noises gonNA blame you for. So. Why add another one? If you say, oh, make sense little tinkle tinkle noise. He's going to say I will what about the noise when he hit a bump what about the noise and I hate when I take a left turn? Rosebush. That stuck to the Left Front didn't make any of those noises when I gave you the car and you're GONNA end up paying for a transmission CV joints wheel bearings whole. Here's what you do a range to be out of town when he returns smart. Give him three or four days to sort things out and you have to be incommunicado. You have to be Someplace Disappear Out Candy Found Rosanna don't know what I to. Turn it on on a day when you're having storms. And Thunder, especially loud fund in. Okay. Crashes. I was thinking of leaving the radio volume up really all we we try that at the shop. That's okay. But, get the looked at if you want to get rid of this if this is the only thing, it's a gas station, and if if they can duplicate the noise, they can probably tighten it up a little weld on it. Chewing gum works yeah. That's. Tape that kind of thing yeah yeah. Zana. By by. The head high temperature chewing gum that would work we we have that. One eight eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five year on car talk. Hi, my name's art from Tinley Park Hey art art from where Tim Kinley Park Illinois it's a suburb of Chicago. Oh and I've got a problem with my nineteen ninety Monteiro. Yeah, it's gotTA. Steering box up front and it's a little boost I tighten the adjuster up and. Better. What can you say it? It's how the steering is loose. Not The steering box will the steering box like the play in the wheel is extra all the ball joint tied. It's got shocks tires or we have to be careful when you assessed play. When you turn the wheel, you know if you hold the wheel, forget hands at twelve o'clock and you go back and forth you know from say eleven to one are my brother's case from late. Okay. But if you just go to to back and forth with that frequency, you can have an assistant do that while you look down below, you may find out that you pitman arms worn out or some such thing. It may not be in the box but let's assume it is in the box. Everything looks right the arm is tight and all the Lincoln. Skid plates off and stuff. So. You actually jacked it up and you actually move the wheels back and forth and you actually saw that the tyrod ends were not flopping around right good. I've actually had to the dealer, but they told me that the steering boxes beds. They didn't tell me it was exactly how much they charge to fix it and I kinda. WanNa know. Well I know a new ones two thousand bucks and they said in the neighborhood of five hundred dollars would probably do it. So I'm guessing closer to like eight or nine hundred bucks going to rebuild it for five hundred. Yeah. That's what they said. Wow. But my real question because they know it's the least got to be attended to. There's a shop here a power steering specialty shop that says, you can do it for two hundred and fifty bucks and I'm wondering if that's just too good to be true well. Mostly black paints. New. Attack Wow, Jeez. So what are they gonNA if two hundred and fifty bucks sound like just too good to be true or I mean, I have to say that two thousand dollars so ridiculous and unreasonable I know I know. Four tires and you got the new price. And even five or six hundred dollars sounds a little bit outrageous. So I'm a little bit reluctant to dismiss the to fifty as being completely out of whack. Because he the way I figured it was that was the price. If I just bring him the box, you gotta give him a shot you just got. A tenth of what it should be. Yeah. tell them to do it twice. CNN. Panther right amount of money the box comes right out. Yeah. Yeah. So you're going to bring you're going to take it out. You're gonNA bring it to him right and he's going to give you back a rebuilt one. Yeah. No, he didn't. Want Rebuilt Mine And I I I believe he can certainly do that for two fifth. Don't forget I mean we're not talking rocket science here now. This is not a very, very complex. The worst thing that can happen is at the steering locks up and you crash and you die. Question. WHO TRIPS coming up that I'd like to take take it on and I was wondering is it likely that it would stop turning one way or the other all of a sudden? She's I I suppose it could. Really okay. Yeah I mean I would let him do it before you go take your trip where you go. Okay. Good luck. All right. Well, thank you very much for information. Okay. Appreciate it Kentucky. By one, eight, car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five alone. You're on car talk. Hi, this is Milly Kirkwood. I'm calling you from Plano Texas. Yeah, how you doing doing great. Place. Isn't it? Oh, you've heard of it. I. Think we were here one in Plano. Yeah. Oh I spent the weekend that was drain old. That's on the other side of. Not, this is the greatest place we may not be Boston but we're right up there. Now, I've got A. Not. A problem with the way my car runs, but it's with the windshield. Go through the drive in car wash, you know at the service station. If you want get the blow dry on your car, you have to get that whacks treatment and it leaves a film on the windshield and that's not so bad during the day but at night or when it's raining and you can't see anyway, it gets at all S-. Mary and I can't get that off well. If you told them about it, they would deny vehemently of course, and the reason they would deny it is there's nothing in that container. When you go through your pay, the extra two bucks wax. Yeah and it says the light will flash when the I don't think there's anything. I mean the light flashes would, how would you? How would you know now I never can't tell any difference in the way by Carlos I just like to get blown dry. So and I think they blow dry the car regardless with the Wexford don't they cheap car washes down here yes. Go into one of these cheapo places. It's only one bay long you. Guys. Sprinkles down and then he leaves I got it I know I know what you're going to. But if you can, if you can avoid the wax, what's the big deal about the blow drive just forget it well, it just I have spots on my car if I don't do the blow Terai we need to upgrade mill you need to go to A. FANCIER car wash. Yeah. Well, in the meantime, how do you know how? I can get that stuff off the windshield? A friend of mine told me to use steel wool but I'm afraid it'll scratch the the windshield I don't want that. We did have a call last year from a guy who detailed cars and he said you could use four old. Is the seal with the four Zeros for. Oh, oh. Okay. Deal on you. I I. Don't think I'd tried on the windshield, I? Try to your husband's. One of those cars at parks over the lines in the parking. Lots even better. Takes up to. Our water pretty pretty good window cleaners for cars. It really are designed to get off a lot of the stuff that gets on like like. Pitch whatever entire from trees and it should take off that wax as well. You know the thing that I have found cleans windshields better than anything is Go down to the place that makes contact lenses and buy some lens cleaner. And it comes in a little bottle of cost about seven hundred dollars for a three. Ounce bottle but it is phenomenal for cleaning windshields. Use that and your problems will be over and that's the end of that and I'll live happily ever after you certainly will indeed a love your show you guys are just too much milly. Great. Thank you. Okay Fi we have now arrived at the halfway point of the Frist to during the show. Why don't you talk the halfway point of the first come on just say we're a third of the way through the show can't just say that not I'm Goin' convoluted baby. Makes me sound more sophisticated in an erudite and all that you know? Well, I would start with a clean tissue if I wanted to be listening to America. That would take you right up to the next. We'll be back in a minute. Way We. Keep online this rally is reminding. 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I mean, there is nothing more useless. We say problems probably. Yeah, and in fact, we will, of course post these. On the site so that if you didn't hear them all, you want to hear the ones that I didn't like you. Can you tell you? Can share them. And you can post them on your website. When you get the, you're in the meantime if you WANNA give us a call numbers one, eight, eight, eight, car talk that's one eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five. Hello you're on car talk. Hi, this is Tony from Alexandria Virginia who honey honey. Yes. Brothers been that if your size. I hit the problem name I've had it for a lot of years I've always had problems with it. How do you spell that? Spelled H. A. N. N. I. Good German name Oh Ha this this could get you in a lot of trouble. Hi, I'm honey yes. If you lived in Boston, it would get you in more trouble we don't use It'd be all of them. Ours has been banned from the language here in our affairs really unnecessary except this first letters. Well, in this case, we know that it could keep her trouble maybe have I don't. Mind, you'll be. So what's up honey? Well, I've got this eighty five, Toyota Camry one, hundred and fifty thousand miles on it. In the last few months, it's been the weirdest thing. I've ever going to work in the morning I drive about four or five miles. Crossed the disintegrating, Vilson? Bridge and I've had a series of hills. And right then the car starts to lose its power. And going around seventy miles an hour because you have to keep up with all the traffic rush hour traffic on the beltway. Sunshine seventy miles an hour and it drops down to sixty, five, sixty, fifty, five, fifty tongue down like forty miles an hour transmission standard. And so I'm chugging up these hills and I. Yes Is it white? What color is. Burgundy Red Burgundy red. I probably held you up in traffic somewhere having. Vignon read. The mayor low read how `Bout I'm looking. From Shawnee Franz. Anyway. But when I finally get to the top of the hill at some point, maybe even during going up these hillsdale decide that to regain power, and then the front end of the car just starts to shake and shudder and I. I can accelerate too fast because I like the card's GonNa fall apart all this time that it's decelerating slowing down. Doing remaining in fifth gear, I have gone down to fourth I have shifted into third it makes no difference. So I you know and we've tried different things because you I thought well, maybe I needed it tune ups with got all new spark plugs, wires or new vote cabinet. Distributor? Professional looking at this it is now in the garage. Garage now. Volkswagen garage. Just A it's just a service center that they work on all kinds of cards. And they think maybe it's a slipped clutch and a fuel-filter but when they asked the when they. Brought up the slip Clutch Serey that asked me if my RPM's were reading up. When I was struggling. No, it's not the clutch. Thank you and if that was a good theory. Well. They haven't changed the fuel-filter yet it certainly when whoever did the tuneup did the tuneup fuel-filter should have been changed And it's very possible if that's what it is. Okay you could easily have A. Restricted or partially plugged catalytic converter s could. You more likely than not have the Toyota Camry. Syndrome. T C. S What and they see if you're taking us to a Toyota dealer. Leading I should you into the new car showroom? Said you've got. T C. S. And what that is is a condition where the carbon deposits and the valve train. GET HEATED UP AND EXPANDED AND PREVENT VOWS from closing all the way so that you basically as you're driving up this hill have less and less compression. Okay. So it's like you need a val job. Oh my God that's expensive and it'll it'll happen when the engine gets its hottest. Okay. So it'll happen climbing a hill in the daytime it won't happen if you if in in some cases even if you climb that same hill in the same direction at night because it's cooler at night. Are you serious that this can't be no I can't. It can't be fixed with a chemical additive. Okay. In fact, if you can find the repair shop in your ear that has something called a motor Vac. Okay. So machine that's soul by snap on dealers on dealers to to unsuspecting garage owners you're going yeah. I have two of them. Actually works very well for this and it'll clean the carbon deposits out of the valve train. Make the thing like a new car. And if this guy doesn't understand what to do with this, then you may be forced to go to the dealer because they definitely will know. Consider adding another letter to your name. Honey. Holo did it's everyone's dream hello I'm honey. Honey. Honey. If I if you play the tape just long and say Hello I'm Hani she did say that and we said well. She announce Oh. We'll buster mealy said. there. Are there. Come off. One eight eight eight, car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, low. You're on car talk. Hello. My name is Klaus. I'm calling from Raleigh North Carolina Klaus. Yeah I drive a Volkswagen Fox eighty nine. Yeah I. Think I have I have two questions. Basically, the one thing is I made this trip to to Murugan to Washington, DC and stuff. And I put some money into the car before then and when I came back, I pulled into the driveway was a Sunday night at midnight and I wanted to just start you know half an hour later to go to the grocery store and get some some groceries. And I couldn't put in any gear when the engine was running. I'm a physicist you know. So my own investigation resulted in the following thoughts. Hypothesis. Exactly. Okay. Let's hear it cocaine the one thing if I can shift the gears when the engine is not running, I cannot shift gears when the engine is running I mean no cure it all therefore how this is a little syllogism therefore. Or. Therefore. I must learn to drive with the engine running. That's what I did actually. Close. because. I wanted to the grocery store then and I stopped the engine put in the first year and and cranked it up until he was running the car it was happening a little bit forward but then he was going was no traffic. And you know so I trusted the revolution so that I could get into second and this brought me home again. Yes. Yes. I think that the clutch opening anymore for some reason very claus come to the correct conclusion. Is No. Longer disengaging and that's why in fact you've probably figured out that once you're moving, you can actually shifted to second third and fourth pretty easily but then I gear. And and reverse killers. You shut the thing off. Yeah Yeah. That's that's true. Yeah It. seriously. That you know the Clutch Trust fully died on me or is there any other reason? Have Gone. Wrong. There's another reason if you're lucky, this is what it is. It's possible that the clutch cable has stretched. Was a cable that runs from the pedal. Down to the the arm that holds the clutch released bearing if you have let a good clean life. You can replace that for thirty dollars. Wow. So you actually the the part probably if you go to a Volkswagen dealer, it probably cost twenty dollars or something twenty assuming he's to do it himself yard you argue yourself it's actually pretty easy to do okay and requires that you get onto the dashboard and disconnect the cable. From the pedal, every simple hook there that hooks onto the pedal it's. It's even a physicist can do this. and. Then the other end has a bunch of little clips in a rubber gromit but it's it's all obvious I would take a picture of it however. Actually. You know how how do they know that it is threats because? The way the way know is you put a new one in Oh then you'll adjusted so that the pedal feels normal. When you're sitting at the in the driver's see, you should be able to push that pedal about an inch with very little resistance, and then the remaining distance requires considerable effort. I see. So you want to adjust that is an adjustment on the on the on the cable and figure out how to do that as a nut you have to turn and when you've done this and adjusted in the pedal, feels like a normal pedal should feel then you started up and you step on the clutch. The first year slide right in, and if it doesn't, then then you need to replace the clutch. Let let me ask you another question. Sure. Okay. You know I I bought the car for thirteen hundred bucks I put in three hundred and if I have to replace the clutch, you know it would be another four or five hundred. more but that's okay. Yeah. Roundabout against. So thinking you know if it birth Weil because you know it has two hundred and whatever sixteen thousand miles on it. So forth to do that are if it's it's it's it's getting close to to becoming a eighteen hundred, two, thousand dollars car. That's cheap. That's Oh. It's I mean what's the alternative? The alternative is that you take it to the junkyard they give you twenty five bucks for it. Because, no one in his right mind is going to drive a car that he can't shift. So even if you going to sell it, you'd have to replace the clutch. And we are bound by our affiliation with Arta the automobile repair technicians of America. To fix the cars whenever possible that's right and if we ever recommended anything other than that, we would be summarily drummed out drummed out of the of the organization no longer able to attend the annual seat cover convention in Dayton and the boat show seat covering. All right. Thank you bye-bye. One, eight, eight, eight, car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five alone. You're on car talk this is Rosie from Epsilon Michigan Rosie how you doing, but I should tell you that my roots are in your fair city. Really hitting US where did you live? Well, my parents met working at the Harvard Science Library she was a librarian and he was a security guard. Ole Kidding. And they moved to Epsilon t Michigan. So he knew all the unused rooms were. Excellent. anyways. So now you're an absolutely, yes, cool. What's up well, I haven't ninety five Saturn and I have a dispute with my husband. I'm hoping you can help me with where'd you meet him? I met him right here in good old though kidding yeah okay. We'll help thanks that it is a problem for the car if you have like. The cooling system. He thinks that it will hurt the car by engaging both systems. If you have the temperature control toward the middle and not at either extreme all I in other words I know he he he thinks it's. Wearing out the air conditioner if you blend in some heat with it. On having the temperature selector all the way over to cold right so he always has it freezing or boiling. Well, he's wrong. And he's bordering on not. I mean he he's done I don't think he's nuts but he just thinks that the two systems are related to each other and not. Okay. This is not unlike your house if you had a an air conditioner in the window. And the room was getting too cold but you couldn't regulate the air conditioning, but you couldn't regulate it and you didn't want to shut it off and then turn it back on and shut off, turn it back on and it didn't have any controls on it. There's nothing that says you couldn't then also turn on the heat. which is a big boils down in the basement. It's got nothing to do with the thing in the window. And the car is pretty much the same way. Okay and in both circumstances, the air conditioner. Is, running full blast all the time. So when your husband has the the lever, all the way over to cold and you're freezing in this car, is because the air conditioner's running continuously if you would end to introduce some heat to warm the temperature up a little bit, the air condition would still be running continuously and so it wouldn't be working any harder. Okay and you not wasting anything because you making the heat for free. Almost. Because the heat is coming from the engine, the heat of the engine. It's not as though you wasting anything everything is working fine and the husband's crazy. All right you. Could you could control the temperature by turning the air conditioner on and off or opening a window. That's what we do. We turn it on and off. That's fine. That's okay and that does use less energy. Okay. As long as long as you don't mess around with opening windows and closing in other words if you left the windows closed and you turn the air conditioner off when it got started to get hot, turned it back on but that's a pain in the neck. I would say fine the temperature that you like and sit there and. Pick on you for something else. I see a rosy. Soon. Thanks for calling. All right. Tommy look, it's time to take a break. That's good. You look tired you want a cup of coffee. You don't as a matter of fact, I would while you're up, grab me a daughter. Jerk. Joe's going again John. I have enough. To Ban the. Job. You. GonNa run. When they see me. With a smiling acquaintance. Donald. To Even. Though the red socks cross out the word Boston on uniform whenever they hear US say it. This is NPR. Support for this podcast and the following message come from K. 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Hills California the common rate since I don't presently have I listened to your program often. But when I do my own life, you can bet that I will look for other stations to to during the time y'all program is on in the meantime I do feel you can improve your program further as discussed below. I refer to a statement that one may have to pay two hundred dollars to fix whatever it is. That is wrong with the car if that's what it is. But that is not the real problem in my view the real problem that concerns many of us is. To have to pay to fix the problem if that is not what it is as this can be an even more significant cost factor. For example, to fix a rattling, Mufleh may cost two hundred dollars if that's what it is but if that is not what it is and it is, in fact, a rattling camshaft, it could cost ten times as much. You seem to ignore this important case therefore, can you please add your experience that this equation expand your phrase to cover the complete case of fixing it whether that is what it is all that is not. This would be a significant improvement in our understanding of car repair costs sincerely. Are. Are. Anyway for those of you who are missing the puzzle right about now no wouldn't be me. I. No. Actually that's not true I mean I do enjoy the or if only to watch you squirm on the hate mail not supplying. Well look the puzzle will be back in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can check out this week's archival puzzle on the website or if you have a car question, you give us a call at eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five lawyer on car talk. Hi. Jerry Sherry. S. H. A. R. I. Are now. Isn't the sweet wine. Sweet and dry humor. Yes we got Kidney S., H. E. E. R. I.. R. R.. You from Sherry from Kalamazoo Michigan. Good again. So. Why did you? Get nothing better to do than call US Sherry goes. Well. Here's my here's my concern. I have an eighty seven mercury Topaz. Bread now we're somewhat concerned here because it seems to be experiencing intermittent hot flashes. Age this is this is what happens. It has a temperature gauge that that goes from C. H. and then it sells out normal in between, right? Yeah. Okay. So you can see where it is at any time. Recently, we took a weekend road trip of about three hundred miles and gauge state on 'em during most of the trips during a picture. Have it okay that arriving into the city of our destination at climbed a then l., and then it redlined into H. as we restart destination. Okay. Okay. No. These last few moments here how many moments were they from 'em to to H. H How much fun very steadily twenty minutes? No, no. No. Just within within a couple of minutes you couple of minutes you were stopped on nearly stopped when this happened. Good cruising along and then we were nearly stop. Yeah. Okay. Now we let it sit overnight and we check the new belts. We had just put new Belsen we check those and they seem to be tight. And then the next day in preparation for the return trip we took it for a twenty mile drive and we tried to force it to overheat and we turn the heater on. We turn the heater off We drove it in third instead of. The emergency brake on that would. Well. We didn't do that. But then again when we stopped at a light red lines again, right right. Let it idol for a little while went back down to 'em. You did it did idle idling just sitting there. Would you remain that the light yet we pulled into a parking lot and sort of watched it for you. Believe it was a light a full light. Okay. So it way up and then as you continue to just sit there with the engine running, it came down to Amazon I wish you hadn't said that well I I have a theory. For? Everything. You're not crews that you can throw the roof snow which I can't devise Gary. Goes on the ride home was uneventful state on our an m most of the way because you were driving at high speed. Exactly. And then on the way to work Monday morning the temperature gauge and the gasoline gates surged at the same time going from the M. Yet, a third theory is coming. In. The only time we ever noticed that women will give us this last one again, this a hooker into the whole theory one theory to now down the tubes based on this were avidly watching the watching the gauges in you're on the way to work. You and your husband, you work the same place. To work in the morning, you take him to work to make sure you go. Get lost a lot of times. Notice. Okay. So you're both going to work. You're taking him to work your driving. He's he's driving in y'all watching the gauges. Yes won't out. Specific here. Watch the we watched the. Temperature Gates and the gasoline gauge surge up together up to H, and then back down to him. Steadily, the gas gauge went up to full and back down to half. It went from a approximately a quarter to half. Kidding. Oh. Wait another didn't go all the way to full. Now what the saddest thing about this whole story is, we don't know the answer that she's already told us with call the congress. And I can't say what color is this car? Is Good can we ask her? It was the tank more than half full toward Taking all the fun out. And then it goes on just a little more. Good. I hope the next piece will pull it all together. I was okay for a couple of days, and then I noticed it again after driving for a little while I stopped at a red light and it went up to h and then went back down to 'em. gasket. You didn't do anything anything that time. So. At the end of this long story we were wondering if this is something serious or just sort of an auto menopausal. I. I'm of the belief that the car is is in fact not overheating well, that's what I say maybe. Well but that could change. Absolutely not overheating but. Nothing, at has half I mean the fact that the gas gauge and the temperature gauge went up together indicates that there's really nothing wrong with the cooling system at all. But the problem is in the gauges themselves right and as a matter of fact, you ever venture to open the hood when the needle all the way Oh not a. was. The electric fan running the fan was running? Yes. Yeah. Well, that's good. Okay. Now, my guess is that's working properly and what you need is a new new temperature gauge. Off that's my guess. Gas Gauge and one of those two. Guests treatment. Could do it I mean it could be that it could do it. It's either that the gauges themselves are gone zo or the some common fault. But what you need to deal with the ground gets mechanic and have that mechanic make sure that in fact the fan goes on at the right time you put us tomorrow monitor in there and he'll watch the thing go up and go Kuku he may in fact, WanNa, change the the sending unit in the in the engine that makes us sends a signal to the gauge it's called the temperature switch. The T. Su right. So he he may want to change the temperature switch and then he may find out that that doesn't fix it and when he discovers that he'll take the dashboard apart and replace you gauge. But you have to have a gauge that works I mean you could do anything stupid like break the glass and you know bend the needle. You wouldn't want to do that. My brother did that but you don't want to do that. You would want to do that. You guys are terrific. Let you know that and we're not related. DISCLAIMER, we're not religious. You guys are great. Thanks. Thanks we call. The temperature sensing sending unit was named for an old Chinese philosopher you that Lau. So. What eight eight car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello. You're on car talk. This is Joe from Kingston. Hey Joe Kingston Kingston Kingston Kingston Rhode Island Pennsylvania Kickoff Course Vania a you see a quaker an amish no, no no. I don't see them driving cars too much and listen to the radio either I just realized. Now we have over the years we have managed to alienate just about every possible listening group in the entire country in some overseas or most overseas if we started talking bad about the amish, how would they know? How would they know? Right I understand they're ready to give up. Anyway Joe. Well I, need your assistance, my mother-in-law four months ago. Months ago. brother-in-law? Park two, eighty, three Honda civic in my backyard. Oh. I can see. It's still there. Okay It's a good thing. It wasn't my brothers back. Yeah. Because you know where it would be now it would be in the crusher. and. Been Mind. He's was it would be better in his yard line why Prato is it in your yard and not his well, he he had it. He lives in Maryland. And they got a notice on his car it was going to be towed an abandoned vehicle. One Friday evening for well Saturday. Morning actually four o'clock in the morning he drove it back home. But So I'll so your new his mother's house and she said get it out of here because he's already got a TV are and a Honda motorcycle sitting in the yard. So I mean he he drove it to your house that he was planning to leave it there. But he comes in visit regularly visits. Did you know he that he was coming. Why didn't you move? Icy He owns the House that you live in but I have this car sitting in the backyard tough and I figured. Well, I, listen to you guys you guys come up with so many creative ideas. Yeah. I'm glad you called Joe. You pay him rent live in this house. Fair market rents are below market. So you don't have to live in this house, you can live in any comparable house for the same amount of money. It would if you're suggesting moving, they're not have to move stuff I don't WanNa move. You wouldn't have to move the car. The car of all this isn't your problem. It might be his problem though it depends on whether or not this brother-in-law. is his brother's wife are his wife's brother Yeah? Who is he? Problems. No it's her problem. Why is it problem? Gets the detail of fixing the problem. So she wants out of there. Well, she said, she doesn't care. But when we have to cut cut the grass, you have to move the car to get the weeds that grow around it and you know through the floorboards and stuff. Well I think your brother-in-law needs behavior modification. I mean, you can't just go sprinkling junk boxes around like my brother does. He hold on my car. To. Drive it up to your garage. Maybe the title. Obviously has another vehicle that he's driving. He thinks at some point maybe five or ten years from now might need this car. The motionlessly attached to this car it's got two, hundred, twenty, five, thousand miles on it. Now, the engine burs run very well but. Body Wise. I mean, how well could it run with two hundred now? How much longer could it have left? It does matter there forever. Hell, mess with a pre. Letting go here's what you do. You just need. He doesn't need the whole car he needs a memento rakoff. And Mail Tim. And you're going to help with the separation. Operating. Off. please. Kissed Goodbye and. The whole car will be wear back in his house. Get rid of the. Week. But I think he needs. He needs. He has separation anxiety. He doesn't know how to let go. This is definitely one of those things that. He has eljay s I. Think. Latent. Junk Man Syndrome. Because I think people that do this want really to be junk men my. Brother would be a junk man if he if my brother hadn't been exposed to the education and breeding he. He would be a junk man. I'm not wrong with it and I made it in the best possible way. I. Don't think that's true because there are various kinds of people who collect stuff and most of them. No, but I don't collect stuff. It's stuff that has become a part of my life and the separation is the problem. Find other people no memory. That's the next. That's that's phase to phase. One is not being able to get rid of stuff face to is going out and actually seeking out seeking other people's what junk everything you have is what junk? If I sprinkled it with rock salt and Limewood rushed into the ground any quicker you could do that. You could do that. Don't Miss what it? Joel No. There are consequences far beyond our ability to comprehend them. That's right because this could affect international relations. I. Mean You could have a latent Ted Kaczynski on your hand. 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Goodbye to Alcohol - Episode 6 - Activists Corner!

Goodbye to Alcohol

28:28 min | 5 months ago

Goodbye to Alcohol - Episode 6 - Activists Corner!

"And I realized that my existence shrunk to such an extent that it revolt goal Mr tyrod alcohol, and that was looking forward to my next drink all drinking. Recovering from the drinking or feeling guilty about it just consumed me, and there was no space in my life for anything that didn't involve alcohol I'm sure you get the picture. Welcome to goodbye to alcohol a podcast from weld without wine. Whether. You won't say by Telco. Forty seven fives all. What were the? You're just plain so curious. This is the podcast few. We've go recovery stories to inspire you. Experts to inform you I'm plenty bad vice on how to ditch drink and changed her life. Hello. Hello and welcome and thank you so much for Cheney in now, somebody once said. Alcohol is the only drug you have to justify not taking. Now that's so true. I'm coping with peer. Pressure is one of the months difficult things we have to cope with. We decide to stop drinking. I think as women. We've got a really difficult balance to maintain as if we don't drink then. We're not fun at all Oh really boring. But if we drink too much and end up falling around the room, then that's not cool either. It's like trying to walk a type. Of course they situation exists because Oklahoma swing so normalized. It's absolutely everywhere when we ended up using it to celebrate laxed reward ourselves, and of course sation is on the wine industry while the wine industry has done a stunning job. Marketing products, women especially women. So much so that it seems impossible to lead a full and happy life without it. And it certainly seems impossible to be a parents without your loss of Mommy Jews. Now this episode I'm chatting to a very special lady. She came to one of our early workshops. A not only has she ditched the drink and clocked up three alcohol for years, but she's turned into something of an activist. She takes various organizations to toss when my published misleading information about alcohol. And I have to tell you. She's quite busy with that began my conversation with Jen, by asking had to tell us a bit about himself. Thank you Janet Twelve I'm didn't go and have called Joe big hope just between he is now, but I also take the wife in the mall in the employee boxes so many other people are trying to juggle. Absolutely keeping the shout on the right is. So. When when did you start worrying about alcohol? When did you start thinking? Maybe or relationship with alcohol wasn't quite as healthy as could be. It was one morning. It was the fourteenth of March, twenty, seventeen I was sitting at my dining room table off to heaven jobs. The kids at school and I was feeling awful as always. and. I realized that my existence trump to such an extent that it revoked almost tiny around alcohol, and that was looking forward to my next drink or drinking, or recovering from the drinking or feeling guilty about it just consumed me. There was no space Info my life for anything that didn't involve alcohol. I'm sure you get the picture. Absolutely I can remember also shrinking just become smaller and smaller your interest full away. They went off to one so when you came along to the workshop John. What we are objectives. Did you think I'm going to stop completely old? Did you think you would down a bit? What what were you hoping for when he came along? The time. I came she that workshop had re been alcohol free for a short time. But I still felt like at a failure is alive and. Felt very ashamed for that sort was my inability to control my drinking. Everyone around me seemed to be fine, so when I came to the workshop. In our area that I remember. I must've been I. I was looking for her. I was looking for her. I needed to connect with people who are in the same situation as me. And I didn't want to be told. How bad I was or how shameful Matt Behavior Been. A really just needed support history. What happened after the workshop when you go home, but let's evening I went home and Poland the kids. We away for the weekend, so I had a lot of time on my hands. I made myself a cup of tea and I started dressing in my journal. Writing was and continues to be a very important part of my recovery prices. But what was noteworthy about morale-boosting that night and I can see now as I. Look Back. Is that the turn of my genetic? It changed very tentative. Imagining List right I feel blue, unexposed uncomfortable. To a more I can do this. This is an adventure. We can do this so. It became a lot more positive and that that writing is still remains an important part of of checking in with myself. Keeping on trial. journaling is fantastic. allows us to price ourselves. also, also as we stopped drinking all the emotions kind of bubbles to the extent, because then numb daddy more I'm we need to express those emotions? There's nothing better than a journal to help with that so so I. Share your enthusiasm for journaling. So agenda. Did you have to have to get back today? One all once you decided to you. Stay style track. Jedis. I had any day. Ones always fueled by a horrendous hanger. But alcohol sneaky PGA, so after to managing to white-knuckle my way three at convince myself I had everything under control I would open a bottle of wine. Glass and that was it hours back whereas started every single time. I hit. Yes, I had mini day ones and as I mentioned in interview, my lost one was. That for the fourteenth of March. Goodbye all port kells from wealth without why? Are you being cyber now full about three years. Yes, They'll be people listening to this Gen. Arena Diwan hours also for a long time. If you're going to need tips, full them. If, they feel Oh. I can't do this. I'm so fed up going back today one. How did you eventually get yourself out of that cycle? It was difficult Janet. This is a difficult thing to do a kind of sugar koshen anyway. For me, it was. A way of. Showing my family that I was serious about this commitment. The, saying that says the based upon G has changed behavior that is very true and I was damned. If I was GONNA go back to the days zero again. It was. It's just so hard to go through it all over again. Eventually, you just have to say no. You have to be tough on yourself. A just say no. So. Yes, you just hefty. it's a monumental commitment and you just have to keep at it. And you have to push thread and I believe the every time we go back today. One all subconscious absorbing all this is so hard now I've got against read all again, but if we can just push through and when I say through I'm really thinking of getting at least two six nine months. That's when you saw to really appreciate. How good this season! How good it can be! Will they for me? A hundred days? Getting two hundred days was really significant. Because once you've gotten through the dreadful detox you through the ruinous. It's starting to feel so of normal. That's when indefens- stock kicking in then soon. You realize you start seeing how amazing life can be. The hundred days was key for me. Announce you as you look back on three years of sobriety well down by the way if I have already said to you. What would you pick as the benefits, Janice, how much time do we have? I think if I had to pick just one thing and it's difficult, just one thing that makes being alcohol-free with while. I would say that it is having control over my brain. and not being managed by wine bottle the whole time. Clarity of thought is truly amazing thing and once you begins to Moscow your thoughts. You. Must you laugh so much of the brilliant stuff happens because your thoughts determine your laugh, are really believe that are. The best things that have happened since he still drinking ole. Without trying to sound like have been to me Oh pressures. I can say that I'm living my based laugh. The Shit did with which one can experience life when you're not in the clutches of substance is incredible, I'm learning new things. I feel Minnesota social media feeds with. OUGHT SIGNS MUSIC CURRENT FACE? All things that uplift me. I volunteer with Mike and Scott Group something. I never would have done before because it would have been this. My jinking time, and based of will I get to enjoy every minute of my family. Laugh because I'm not watching the clock counseling dont win a drink a Lotta people I think. Let's stay stuck because the as well. You know that you've Udine to make change, but you call cow how how you into the some one of the big blocks for me? Summit was how on Earth my manage my social life in I'm going to lose all my friends. I used to think so. When these days when you're offered alcohol alcoholic drink, what do you say to people at needy always had a blast in my hand. It's usually just water. But if you have a loss new hand, and they say thank you, but I'm fine for now. People will generally leave you alone. It's open ended. It's not preachy doesn't impact through the questions? It's just a nice simple onset, so I'm fine for now usually wick. That's that's not so say down to you achieved in your body languages nets, because some it's been like deicing I sometimes think if he say oh. Why shouldn't really have the second piece of cake? People pick out that you you. You're GonNa go for that piece of cake press. Use I love your I'm fine. Thank you, I'm fine. so just change the subject so if we could switch the clock back, say. If you get back to a time when you were drinking love, what would you say to yourself I would say for self. It's occasion you will be. Will Rod have for me the most difficult things to overcome with fear of the label, alcoholic, just so negative Shaimaa weakness and feeling very very alone. I think that people who are struggling with any social substance dependence needs to hear. That, they'll worthy of K, and where of opportunities to heal without being scolded without being punished that we already so I would say you'll be right hanging. What would you say is keeping you on track these days? I would be lying if I said that. The Swan they are times when achieve very much, and during this lockdown, the wine, which actually visited for the first time in ages, and I must admit it really took me by surprise. And I must spend a good twenty minutes. Tuning over in my mind. What brought me back from that age was thinking over all the amazing and beautiful things in my life and consciously sank. Thank you for every small. Even something like waking up in the morning, hid in shape free. So I guess the nutshell. It's gratitude that keeps me on check at work so hard to build a new life itself, and I'll be darned. If I'M GONNA, use it to some pistol on that. She doesn't give Joe for me. Yeah Yeah I love the gratitude practice ways he is journaling is not Time we the end of the day. Just just think of a few things that you're grateful full because I read quite recently that. Even, if few if he struggled to think of particular things to be grateful for that day, which might be a bit harder in lockdown. Just. Searching for those things makes a difference. You're listening to goodbye to Oklaho-. World without wine. If. You'd like a bit of support to change your relationship with alcohol. Please, check our membership program on weld without wine. Dot Com. So, let's let's move onto our shed passion for activism. We're not going. Kate talk in the M. when they write up. My interview with was described me as a surprise, he advocates. I quite like that job description. I think we should certainly be story new as well because you've done some some amazing things. So let's let's talk about the normalize as about alcohol. In the way. It's totally glamorized in the press Tell me your views on that. Win You choose to take a break from alcohol. You very quickly become away of how pervasive it is, it is everywhere you think about it. You drive to with and you pause enormous billboards advertising beer. You Open a lifestyle magazine in this article about successful women who swig back the whiskey keep up with boys. Open your social media feed, and every gathering featured rain, holding yards from. His post But pistol pit is the mummy juice brigade. The Oval falling message being sent is that alcohol? It's glamorous, but it's part and parcel of being successful career woman or enjoying your day socializing. And one of the most dangerous messages that has gained traction over the last few years is like wine is necessary for moms you. Baby celebrated with Champagne. Tough Day was a toddler. Pour Yourself. A glass of wine goes not out to escape. The teens will bring on the GNC's. Alcohol has become synonymous with parenting. The trouble is is lack me. They are many moms who drink doesn't end with one loss, but with one bottle will. We wake up groggy grumpy. He promoting wondering how they're going to care for their children. Feeling, at ashamed of the argument that picked the spouse of a something, completely trivial, but Hoffa bottle of wine in. It seemed cross important at the time. This is heartbreaking Vesti learning dock and I know that because of being the. But alcohol produces they partners in crime. The mocking comfortable's push these messages because they would make people want to feel successful sophisticated fisticuffs included. We want our award for making it through a tough day. In advertising plays straight into those needs with her. These messages are tyler lives. With we not do not. They'll embiid subconscious we do. Try and coal magazines and companies out when they may care inappropriate claims about alcohol Yura tweeter on. You've written several fantastic. Let's on behalf of world without wine to make your points so took through a couple of days examples in. Why did you take them to tell US gotten? What kind of results did you get? Yes, women's health and wellness publications have been nine to run articles with very seductive hitting slack. The alchoholic drink way drugs friendly. And another one was why. We love alcohol brands that are now marketing drinks to women. I have written numerous leases to women's Health magazine in particular and also to women twenty four dot com to call atoms kinds of stories to highlight the danger of them without also including the other side of the story, which is the scientific he. Of Alcohol and how harmful it is, women's health has never acknowledged, responded to a single later, and we have the raiders seats at confirmed that the e mails opened. And Women Twenty four dot coms response was well i. read the genetic because. Me Speech, their response was. With. The women choose to drink not beyond reading. The article is a personal choice. We have no handan thanks. These responses or lack thereof speaks volumes the messages they're sending being. We don't care about the. End Advertising revenue alcohol companies is more potent than consumers, health and well-being. Freedom of choice is big alcohols response. This is how they justify the MOXIE practices and absolved themselves of responsibility. They tell you that alcohol is necessary. Just a given positive life. They go Alaska glorified. But of course it's nothing to do with him. If you believe the marketing in-duct dependent on the product, that's entirely your fault in your weakness nothing to do with him at all. So this a double standard here now I'm not a prohibitionist and I don't advocate for the banning of alcohol, but I do think we can do a better job of examining stories to tell around alcohol. There's a lot to be done especially in South Africa. Yes, they're really also powerful on. I was talking to a journalist quite recently, who went for a glossy magazine who she'll be? She, she said Oh I love your wife. I love what you do and I'd like to to write about it so I said why don't you and she said because seventy percent of all income or appetizing income is from the liquor mark? And that was a woman's magazine. A woman's health cause. There's nothing healthy about drinking adults. Only thing goodbye to alcohol hothouse. Welcome about wine. If, you'd like a bit of support to change your relationship with alcohol them, please. Check had membership program on weld without wine. DOT COM so we're recording this. Conversation at the time of lockdown. On. This is a fascinating social experiment. South Africa as they have an `alcohol. Banning play is unlike the UK the US than many other countries that adjust seeing huge increase in their Oklahoma sales. So, what do you think about so-called Bam? A must've bitch that I have very mixed feelings about it I think on the one hand. It is positive in that it is forcing people to really think about the place of alcohol colony lives. It's forcing governments to recognize that alcohol. Negative impacts on the social fabric. Of Communities. But on the other hand. With lockdown. We have women children who are now trapped. In spaces with abusive husbands father spouses. End Alcohol aggravates the situation. Yes. The isn't alcohol ban, but it's not impossible to get again as a state. It's a it's a double edged sword I'm hoping that out of the additional ban move. People will just pay attention to what made it difficult. What worked and what didn't and that? We learn from it and not just go back to Simul same old is it was before? Yeah, just to take a break from alcohol. Because that's when you can test whether you've become dependent not. Selby people listening to this compensation? who all thinking of embarking on this journey to surprise e every tips you can get them together them solitudes. Dave Mackay. Be kind to yourself tough use. This is not going to be easy, but acknowledged each positives deputy. Remember that you'll go, who said? Is. DRINK, your second goal today. Referred to your fiscal, don't drink. In the eighty days that's only can focus on that's. For. Done set yourself up for failure are trying to kick the sugar. Kick. The cigarettes Start going to the gym everyday training for a marathon. It's not going to work one thing at a time for today. Don't drink. The next is signed up for well-designed one US with resources. They that feel rock view at the time. For me the lockdown challenge. The take a break challenge as it was cooled as a few years ago. Simpson email every day was encouragement. Tips help just a different perspective on things. And that became my lifeline I will even become annoyed if my email came a bit late. It really was a highlight of my day. Eighty days. They get yourself to a workshop. Our peak that really get yourself to a workshop. The? Connections that you will make the are invaluable in your journey and you'll see. That there's no. Recipe for recovery, no matter what says. and. You'll be given information that tips the tools the everything you need to equip hugh to met off your own personal journey. That makes sense for you in your sick. Front Genre of that resonates with you? Plenty Athena. They are wonderful also in bloggers. Immediate sites if you into somebody to drops the if mom regularly in Hollywood view. Not then maybe somebody who lacasse regret. This lots. The something for everyone when you don when you are alone when you start what to do, just read read read read. A if nothing else, it'll pasta time until it. Craving occurs in thin most importantly. Remember that you are worthy of recovery. You are such. You deserve to get better. You don't deserve the kind of life. You are worthy. SA- take care of yourself. Thank you Janet? Thank you so much. That was so interesting so lovely cow shall we be applied to summarize my conversation? We turn just by picking out a few points. Now the evening off to the workshop. I love the way. She said that she went. Home had a great big Cup of tea. Install to genuine. journaling is so powerful has many many benefits? and. In fact, today's one of the things we recommend joining the shop we say, go out and buy a beautiful notebook. And in the front of that notebook right down your list. Why are you doing this? When people come to a wet show and they shed, the store is at the beginning, then never short of finding reasons why they need to make this change, so write down your why list? And then in the back of the book, you can write your blacklist. Now the blacklist is all the things that you can remember that you've done because you've had too much to drink. On the reason why we suggest these lists is because you might feel very very motivated immediately after worship I all when you've made the decision, but a few weeks down the line, you'll be failing a bit tired losing the motivation, not feeling many benefits because they didn't click in for awhile. And! You'll be thinking. Why am I doing this? Friends will be knocking you and that's when you need to go back to that journal. Read the wildest. Remind yourself you undo member now, general the benefits of ditching the drink qua-. She didn't actually know what stall because she feels that so many. She summarized it beautifully by saying that she was living her best life. Of course when we stop drinking, we gained so much time time to discover who we are. And what we actually like doing, and finally I'm sure you picked up the passion when Jen was talking about her crusade to call out companies magazines when they published misleading obstacles about alcohol one. She didn't mention was the little spot we had with McRae. This coming up mother's Day so it's. Made me. Think of mccray are couple of mother's days ago. They published an ad for wine naturally. Saying more wine less wind foam. Now obviously I spelt the second wine with age. So insulting so in other words. Get Mama, a little bit drunk on. She's not getting to. Spend the day whining out you. We just had to that so. Jen Right one of her amazing letters onto be. They did actually apologize. They said they were trying to be funny, but they realized it wasn't. A very tasteful. Ad Fits so that was a small triumph for us so to rupp. Few tips get journaling. Realize that. There are many many rewards ahead if you can ditch drink and finally keep an eye out for all the marketing bs around alcohol. In spite of what they look at industry tells you it is not a magic potion won't bring you joy. Thanks so much for listening. Please leave us a review. If you enjoy this podcast, see you next time. If, you enjoyed this calcium. Please check out the world without wine subscription membership program. Is these central resources for anyone looking to change their relationship with alcohol? Whether you're looking to moderates or even quit drinking completely are eight step program. We'll hope you sucks seat. We'll connect you. 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How we can find common ground on climate change

The Big Story

26:06 min | 1 year ago

How we can find common ground on climate change

"Hey, it's Jordan, and I've podcast for you. Commons is Canada's most popular podcast about politics last season. They tried to answer the question how corrupt is Canada this time around. They're investigating our national addiction oil the currency's and featuring host Arshi man is called crude. And it's about Canada's relationship with the oil industry. The good the bad the ugly and the weird you'll find Commons wherever you get your podcasts. So go check it out. When we cover climate change, and we do cover climate change on this podcast. We get feedback. We get Email. We get responses on social media, and we get reviews, and I'm going to describe for you, the two typical replies. I is probably familiar. It is pessimistic and depressing. We have destroyed the earth with our greed. There's no point in even having children the predictions are catastrophic. And they're getting worse. It's already too late and our leaders don't care and fair enough. Lord knows I do feel that way. Sometimes more often recently. In fact, the second type of response, and this usually comes on social media is either denial or anger this winter was freezing. So how can this be true? Scientists are fudging the data the earth has been warmer than this and cool to gain in the past and any way I didn't cause climate change. Personally. What does the government expect me to pay for? And no, I don't understand that. Response, but I also don't engage within because I have learned that nothing. Good comes of yelling at people about how wrong they are on the internet. So we sat down last week after another set of bad news stories that you may have heard and we asked ourselves not how we should cover the latest round of awful climate news. But if there was a way to discuss this issue that would help us have a better conversation. If we could find a way to focus on the issue that would help those among us who are despairing find some hope and would also offer an olive branch and an invitation to talk to the people who just don't want to believe because honestly right now, not wanting to believe can feel kind of understandable. Today's discussion is our attempt to do that. And today's guest is the perfect person for it. I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Catherine Heyhoe is a climate scientist, she's a Canadian who's working as a professor at Texas Tech. And she is the guest editor of this month's edition of Chatelaine magazine. Of all the magazines to guest at it as a climate scientist, why a lifestyle magazine, my favorite thing to do is talk about climate change in places in an outlets where you would never expect it so people think of climate change as this green issue, or this environmental issue or increasingly this political issue, but climate change affects every aspect of our lives. And the choices we make in every aspect of our lives can go a long way towards helping us fix this problem. So in that sense where better to talk about this then in a lifestyle magazine. So give me a sense. And maybe from a broader perspective, but maybe if you have some specific examples of the way lifestyle choices can actually make an impact because we do talk about climate change every few weeks here because it's always a big story now, and one of the things that always comes up is that the little things sometimes feel too small to make a difference and the big things feel impossible that is exactly it. And so if we feel like nothing we do will ever. Ever make a difference. Then why even talk about it because it just gets depressing? Yeah. And so so what is where is there a sweet spot? I guess where you can do some things that won't, you know, won't make you change your lifestyle and move off the grid and start, you know, using one hundred percent recycled everything, but also aren't just insignificant things that actually do make a a measurable difference. Yeah. There. Absolutely. Are so often we have that perception of while, you know, if I really wanted to live in environmentally friendly life. I would move up to the Yukon and go off the grid. But the reality is I live in Toronto Montreal Vancouver or Edmonton. And that's not the way that my life is structured or set up to be. So what can I do interestingly, I think one of the most effective things that every single person can do whether they're a student or somebody who rents so they can't make a lot of changes even in their light bulbs little in their home. Whether we feel like it's really out of our budget to go with something super fancy like plugging car. No matter who you are. And where we. Live the number one most important thing that we can do about this issue is talk about it. Because surveys have showed that hardly anybody actually has a conversation about it. Because maybe we're afraid it might start an argument with uncle Joe or next door neighbor or often, we're just afraid it would be depressing. We don't have anything positive or constructive to say. And so we don't talk about it. And here's the connection if we don't talk about it. Why would we want to do anything about it? And if we don't want to do anything about it. Why would we make changes in our own lives? And why would we encourage others to do so too so talking, but it is really the most important thing. But not the science little details. Rather talking about what we talk about in the Chatelaine issue. How is climate change affecting our lives today in the places where we live if we live in the Maritimes if you live in BC, if we live in the prairies, if we lived in cities, if we live out in the country, if we live up in the Arctic how is it affecting our lives today, first of all as Canadians and then second of all. What are some things that we can do to fix it? And there's a whole range so there's individual lifestyle choices one of the most important things. We can do individually is step on the carbon scales. Google carbon footprint calculator and fill in your life. And it will tell you where the biggest bang for your buck is so for some of us if we live out in the suburbs, and we commute downtown on. We drive ourselves. It might be our commuting. That is actually the biggest part of our footprint for others of us. It's what we eat. If we eat very beef and meat intensive diets to route three times a day that contributes a lot to heat trapping gas emissions for me, the biggest part of my carbon footprint was my flying. Because I live down in Texas all my family's up in Toronto and Ontario. I also travel around to talk to people about climate change. And so I've been investing very heavily the last couple years in trying to transition I'm actually up to about three quarters of my talks to virtual talks online. And then when I do travel somewhere to give talks I make sure I have a bunch of them lined up. I was just in Indiana this past week, and I had seven talks and ate more meetings. That I didn't four days it was a lot of work, but the carpet per print of each individual event was actually quite low. What's the biggest problem that you see when you're trying to convince people that they really need to take this seriously and make those changes in their lifestyle. What do they doubt? Well, we often think that they doubt the science that the idea that somehow science is a matter of opinion, I can decide whether it's real or not. And if you follow the headlines, especially listening to politicians, you would certainly think that's the case because that's a lot of the talking points that they use. I just don't believe that stuff. It's just not real. But when we actually look at polling data across Canada and the US cross North America, we see that actually most people agree climate is changing and most people agree. It will affect plants and animals and future generations and polar bears where the rubber hits the road, though, is almost none of us think it's going to affect us personally. So it's something. That sure I would like to care about it for future generations or people in developing countries. But if it's not gonna affect me in the places where I live my family my community. Why does it matter? So I really do think that the most dangerous myth that the largest number of people have bought into is it doesn't matter to me. And if it ever does get serious or dangerous than somebody else is gonna fix it for us. Tell me a little bit about how you have those conversations with people you're a Canadian climate scientists in Texas, how did those conversations go? Do you meet a lot of climate change resistance? I think we have the stereotype up here. The Texas is deeply conservative. And there are a lot of people there who don't believe in climate change it is. And there are a lot of people who are very suspicious of the science. But today it's gotten to the point where almost anyone can point to some way in which climate is changing around them. Whether it's hurricanes getting stronger with a lot more rainfall associated with them whether it's wildfires burning out of control, greater and greater area record breaking floods or heatwaves people. Point two, something unusual. That's happening today. So today, many more people are curious even down here in Texas, then ten years ago, when we first moved here, I'm getting calls from landowners, and farmers and producers and water managers and people who are traditionally very conservative. But they want information on what's happening. So that's kind of a clue where to begin a conversation. Whether it again is with a family member, a friend colleague neighbor or somebody in our city or area who we want to talk about about making a difference begin the conversation not with something that you most disagree on. But begin the conversation was something that you most agree on. And if you don't know what that would be will then spend some time getting to know that person or that group. I figure out what makes them tick. What do they value? What's important to them? Start the conversation with something that you genuinely share with them. And then connect the dots because we both live in this location because we are both parents because we both are fiscal conservatives who care about. The economy because of who we are. Then actually were we already care about climate change. We just might not realize it because if we are person who cares about the place where we live. We want it to continue to be a safe and healthy and thriving place to raise our family and to support the local economy, if we care about being conservative with our money, then I think it should horrify us. The fact that we're subsidizing fossil fuels to the tune of over one hundred and sixty thousand dollars US per second around the world in the fact that clean energy release the way of the future and China is leading the world in that source of energy, are you? Okay. You know, so to speak Oncle Joe here in Texas. Are you okay? That China is beating the pants off the United States when it comes to the new clean energy economy. I don't think so. So so starting a conversation with a place something they agree on, and then bringing in some unexpected facts related to how many jobs we have in clean energy or the economic impact of growing in stronger weather extremes on Canada. And I talk about that. In my article in Chatelaine or talking about simple steps that we can take it home. Not just, you know, the big fancy ones like solar panels and plug in cars, but some of the smaller ones like looking at what we eat and reducing food waste. You know, we throw out a third of the food that we produce so reducing food waste is actually one of the biggest things that we as individuals can do to reduce our carbon footprint and hardly anybody ever talks about that. Give me an example of a conversation where you actually convince somebody who was a skeptic before. And after you guys had talked began to take action, or at least see things from more scientific perspective. Well, the key. There is I don't honestly care. They agree on the science or not as long as they agree on the solutions. So if a farmer here wants to put up wind turbines on his land because he recognizes that he'll make just as much money as he does from the oil wells. But those, you know, those pesky people won't be driving trucks on and off his land. All the time to get the oil. They just set up the winter. And they push button somewhere far away to operate them. So if he wants to be part of the solution, and then advocate for a greater participation of farmers in growing clean energy in the places where we live. I honestly don't care if he agrees with the science or not because he's part of the solution. And so we can often actually leapfrog over what people think we most degree on probably the the biggest question. I get her statement. I get every day just about on social media is don't you know, it's been warmer before it's just a natural cycle. And of course, they said, well, who do you think studies us climate scientists? We're the ones who told you it was warmer before. So, of course, we know we study natural cycles, but arguing over doesn't change minds. What does change minds is showing that there are solutions that are compatible with our values that are good for the local economy that help people in developing countries who are suffering from hunger, and poverty, lack of access to clean water energy, poverty, which is a real an a difficult issue that affects hundreds of millions of people around the world where they just. Don't have access to the form of energy and electricity that we take for granted. So talking about those solutions are what do change people's minds, even connecting on a simple thing. Like our our appreciation for fossil fuels. I'm actually very grateful for the benefits that they've brought us. We have dependent on fossil fuels for the last three hundred years and more. And because of that we live in a very different place in a very different way than we would if we went back three or four hundred years in our history. So being grateful for what fossil fuels abroad us is actually a place that we can commit. But then we know that just as we don't drive horses and buggies anymore, and we don't use party line telephones anymore. We know that technology progresses, and because we are grateful for and we acknowledge the benefits fossil fuels are brought us in the past in the same way. It makes sense to look to the future and say, how will we transition off these old ways of getting energy that have served us well in past decades and centuries to the new sources of energy because the world is already transitioning, and we don't want to be left behind. That's a really. Just against it. Because it gets at something else. I wanted to talk to you about especially after reading the issue that you guest edited is your very optimistic, and you know, the whole issue of Chatelaine has really optimistic, and I'm kind of sitting there looking at it like, you gotta be kidding me. Like, I know it's dire. This is a we're in a desperate situation. I hear that on the news like every single night. Well, I am. So glad that you brought that up because that was my goal. I feel like when it comes to climate change. Again, we often don't talk about it. And that's one of the most effective things. We can do is either is talk about it. And then also join an organization that amplifies our voice to talk about it, even more. We don't because we feel like it's depressing and fear and depression, you know, they can spark some short term kind of knee jerk reactions but to fix climate change. We're in this thing for the long haul in its hope in optimism rational hope that aknowledges the magnitude of the problem we face, but it is that hope that is going to take us long term. So when I was I asked to. Serve his guests editor I said, well, I really wanna get this hope across I want people to feel after they read it that there is something we can do about it. But it does matter to us. But it isn't just an issue for polar bears or for future generations, it matters to us here. But we can actually be part of the solution as well if we are paralyzed by fear, anxiety, and despair and believe me, I look these in the face every day, I'm a climate scientist. And when you look at what's happening in this world around us that does not give us hope. But I know that if we are dominated by fear anxiety, then it's just gonna lead us film liquid wanna pull the blanket up over our heads. We are going to be a self fulfilling prophecy of doom we need to feel first of all as if there is hope and second of all we need a vision of a better future. What do you do because I find that? When we talk about this stuff, and we talk about solutions and changes that we can make I often end up feeling positive and optimistic that we can we can do something. And then. As you're well aware every two days. Now, another report comes out last week. It was the one that said Canada's warming twice as fast as everywhere else on earth. And then you know, you end up right back in that. Well, this is inevitable place. And how do you counteract the kind of almost ceaseless drip of bad news? Now as a scientist almost every study published these days shows us that climate is changing faster or its impacts are more widespread than we thought in the case of Canada. We've actually known since the eighteen ninety s that the polls higher latitudes warm faster than the rest of the world. But across Canada, what we're seeing is all of these impacts that we didn't think about because often as Canadians we think, oh, well isn't warmer better. I'd love shorter winter in a nice summer. Right. But we don't realize that we are perfectly adapted to the climate. We have and so as it gets warmer. We see the spread of invasive species across the border. We see our native ecosystems being displaced our cities are not ready for the type of heat waves that we see like. We did last summer the heavy rain events that caused flood. We're seeing sea level rising or coastlines eroding up in the Arctic. What used to be permanently frozen ground is crumbling in thawing literally under people's homes and buildings and our infrastructure. Our winter road season his shortening some communities are being cut off entirely except by air. So we're starting to recognize that even though we are in northern country. There are significant negative impacts that counteract and in many places exceed the benefits of a longer growing season shorter winters and warmer summers. So I don't see a lot of hope as a scientist when I look at what's happening to this world. And I do that every day. But I do see hope when I go out and look for it. So hope it's not gonna find us. If we sit there absorbing everything the news has to throw at us. It is negatively it is bad news. It is people saying and doing horrible things it is not designed to give us. Hope we have to go out and look for that hope and the places. Where I find it is through looking at what individual people are doing often, the most unexpected people and places. So I often get invited these days to speak at small Christian colleges across the United States because I'm a Christian, and I I really liked to connect people's values as Christians as people have faith, and really you can do this for any major religious tradition, but connecting our values who we believe we are as Christians to why then we naturally already care about this issue. We just might not realise it. So in in going around the US talking to these little Christian colleges, you know, being a graduate of you've t- and going to public schools. I kind of had this stereotype of this bias that they'd be no super-conservative. They wouldn't think climate change is real they probably had all their food off styrofoam and throw it away. And I go to these colleges, and it is humbling, and it is very hopeful to see all of these little colleges taking the issue of Stewart's ship and sustainability so seriously. I mean, I drive up to this little. College. That's in the middle of the fields of Indiana. And they have a green roof, solar panels. They paint the tops the buildings white to reflect heat in the summer. They have a sustainable agriculture program. I go somewhere else, and they are already reducing their food waste one hundred percent clean energy, you go to college like an upstate New York. It turns out with twelve hundred students which he knows the size of average high school. This college has the biggest solar panel array of any educational institute in the state of New York. So there's really cool amazing unexpected things happening in places in with people that you wouldn't expect. And so I try to collect these stories, and I think the Chatelaine that she does a fantastic job of sharing some of these stories, and I often try to share some of these on my Facebook page too. Because I feel like the hope is out there. We just need to go and look for it. So speaking of finding it an unlikely places than in this goes back to another essay in your magazine. Tell me about Bornholm. Yes. So that is a little town. That is a smart village. What would a smart? Village be like if it was actually designed using modern technology to grow their own energy distribute, their energy, if the village was laid out so that we could commute or walk places. We didn't need to have a car intensive life growing local food, just, you know, the type of community that we all sort of look think. Wow, I would really like to live in that type of community by just don't think it exists. So it was actually built quite a while ago as that kind of test bed to see what a community would look like and that very much ties into news at the United Nations released a plan for building floating villages that could house ten thousand people that would have homes and parks and schools and buildings and it would grow its food underwater. So there's these really amazing, innovative ideas. And we look at them. We're like, wow, that's really cool. And that also I think goes a long way to counteracting the fear and depression and anxiety, and despair that comes at us when we look at the news, and we look at what's happening to our planet. But it also goes a long way to giving us that vision of a better future. Because right now, I feel like we're confronted with an apocalyptic vision of what will happen to the world if we don't act and then on the other side, we're we're presented with an apocalyptic vision of what happens if we pull the plug too quickly on fossil fuels to our economy to our jobs to our lifestyle. But what we're missing we're missing a positive vision of the future of future. That's better than the one. We have no worse a future that I want to work towards that. I would like to live on when you sit down and think about the world twenty or thirty years from now, what is the first thing that pops in your head? The first thing that comes into my head is a world that is more livable a world where my own lifestyle is more of what I wish it was today. And when that provides those resources to more people because unfortunately, we live in a world where inequity and injustice is growing year by year rather than shrinking. The gap between the haves and the have nots is increasing. And we know that our lives contain all kinds of things that we wish that they didn't commuting black of time to spend with people and with doing activities that are important to us not eating the right things. Not exercising enough. Not just enjoying the time that we have with our friends and our family, and the people that we love not plugging in and engaging with other people in our community, but living in our little boxes where we don't have that human interaction that makes us a community. So I would love to see a future, and I would love to live in a future where we very much embedded in our community where we have choices of of transportation and getting our food and walking around and enjoying the circumstances. We have well doing so in a sustainable way where we get our energy from the sun. We grow our food locally. We understand that the things that really matter in life are typically not things that you can actually buy. What does it make you do when I say that to me that sounds like a pipe? Well, if it's too much of a pipe dream, then we feel like we can't achieve it. So we've actually run some experiments as a scientist. I do a lot of work looking at what climate change means to us in the places where we live and how it affects our agriculture and our water resources in our cities and more. But I also do experiments looking at how we react to information and what we found. Yeah. Because that's that is very interesting. And what we found is that when when students are exposed to very utopian version of the future one that seems great but completely unachievable. Then what that does is it actually pushes us off the edge. It doesn't make us more hopeful makes us less hopeful. And we tend to disassociate say we'll fast the only way that we can fix climate change. I think that's so far out of reach that what's even the point about caring about anymore. I mean might as well just, you know, eat merry for tomorrow, we die. So that's what I think what the Chatelaine issue does is. So important is because it breaks this down into small steps it says, well, here's what a whole town. Looks like, but here are the changes that we can make in our own home in our own lives today. Here are the things that we can move towards in the future doing small steps at a time. So every year I take a couple of small lifestyle steps. So I'm not trying to go whole hog, you know, everything carbon-neutral and a single year every year. My goal is just do do an implement and be consistent about one or two new things. And then just roll that into my life as I go along, and it just makes me feel happy. So what are the things we did this year rather than doing the one giant shopping trip every two weeks and loading up the fridge in the freezer and cramming with an inch of its life and then eating our way through this food. And then having about a third of it go bad before we got to it, especially the vegetables and the fruit. I decided I'm going to stop at the grocery store on the way home from work because there's a grocery store rate, you know, on my way. So it's not out of my way, I'm gonna commit to doing like a to bag stop two or three times a week. So we get a lot more fresh food it almost. Completely eliminated our food waste in. We're actually eating some different things now because I don't have to worry about, you know, are they going to get bad before I can look up a recipe and actually make him. In addition. I'm looking at the big picture and big picture talking about this talking about why it matters to us number one. And number two what we can do to fix. It really is the most powerful thing that every single one of his can do whether we use our voice, whether we use our fingers, whether we do it online on social media as teachers are educators as parents as members of our business or the organization that we work for being advocates for energy efficiency, and reducing our carbon footprint. That's one of the most important things that we can do in every single one of us can do that. We'll thank you for talking to us today about thank you for having me. Katherine Heyhoe is a climate scientist and temporarily at least the editor of Chatelaine that was the big story from more from us head on over to the big story, podcast dot CA. Like, I said we cover climate change a lot we have to find a lot of episodes there. You can also find us and our brother and sister shows at frequency podcast network dot com to find us on social media. If you wanna yell at me of a wet climate change is not real we're at the big story. F P N. We're also at frequency pods on Twitter on Facebook on Instagram, and we are wherever you get your podcasts, apple Google, Stitcher and Spotify leave us a rating, leave us a review. Thanks for listening. I'm Jordan he throwing we'll talk tomorrow.

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JFK JR.: JOHN-BOYS PATH (THE GOOD YEARS) - EP3

Diana: Case Solved

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JFK JR.: JOHN-BOYS PATH (THE GOOD YEARS) - EP3

"A lot of people came up to me after the crash in the monsignors. After and said why didn't you say anything to him that the weather weather is bad and and I told her I said it's not my position or it would be inappropriate as a pilot to go to a fellow pilot and kind of give a suggestion. It would be like being here in New York City on a snowy day and you come out of your office and you see some getting in the car and saying hey. I don't think you should be driving in this weather. You probably would be punched in the face by fellow New Yorker. It's kind of the same thing in you have to trust the confidence. Welcome to episode Sri Fatal Voyage John F. Kennedy Junior case solved with me X. homicide detective caller McLaren. We've already seen how John Junior had been born into. A family blissed list with extraordinary success but also seemingly cursed with terrible misfortunes. So it seems there's just. This kind of litany of recklessness bad behavior criminality and Battler crooning through all these kids. It seems like one thing I another. They just get the bacteria which generation after generation. Now we're going to trace. How busy came into his Prime Jones sought to Lee bow to his family? Nine in more ways than one we know he was good looking at. We know there were a lot of women claim to known quite well. Actress in Royal Families List is quite long brook. Shales Cindy Crawford Sarah Jessica Parker Daryl. Hannah Madonna his dating. History is like A. Who's who of hottest women of the eighties and nineties? But also how ultimately he couldn't escape the Daca side of the Kennedy Legacy John F. Kennedy junior may have had a death wish when he took that plane up July the Sixteenth nineteen ninety nine had been a hazy Schumer. She May die in the northeast sites and as the evening fog settled in a single engine. Piper Saratoga aircraft turned and banked in the skies about Martha's the vineyard it was piloted by John Junior and on board was his wife Caroline and her sister Lauren. Junior had lost his bearings and he was losing control. What it is good to sending and of course as you descend airspeed increases? So what what you do is you pull back on the controls. The yoke to try to stop it descending. But if you're in a turn whether you know it or not soon as you start apple and back you increase the rate attor and he just literally spinning and fellow pilots silence. You knew John. Junior Co Bailey gives us rare insight into what was happening every instructor instrument instructor. Doctor will tell you when you're flying instruments disregard all the signals that your body is telling you you have to understand the instruments or right and believe what the instruments are telling you. Now will your body is telling you so in this instance Jeff. Junior probably was going with what his body was telling him and plus I'm sure he was was panicked. I'm sure he probably was sweating. And he had probably upset passages in the in the back wondering what's going on so everything going on probably complicated the situation and made him more more anxious and there were there was probably more anxiety and he didn't do what instructor probably told him and flight training where trust those instruments the instruments right caroline was in an argument to mode and choose shrieking yelling at him as yes he was trying to fly the plane and I'm sure that all the stuff the things that were on his mind the end of his marriage all all this was weighing on him so with all this pressure he. He's trying to fly this plane and he just got lost in the fog. Richard been was part of the air crash. Investigation team that examined the wreckage of genius plying. What happened and as he got into a situation that well to use the aviation binocular he got into a graveyard spiral we call called the graveyard spiral is. That's probably the last thing you want the way that the way to die in a plane is because literally as a high speed corks growing growing up the plane spiraling down to either land or in this case to the ocean. So just to give you an example. So in Enormou- flight. If I see that the plane is descending sending my normal thing is to pull back on the control column to gain altitude to recover from a plane that's going downward so now. He's seeing seeing his altimeter completely. Unwinding the spiral corkscrewing down to the ocean. So as an unexperienced pilot. He's probably pulling pulling back on the control column but since the plane is in a turn going downward thou pulling back on the control column is actually making the spiral Tighter and increasing these g forces tremendously possibly over stressing the plane and possibly causing components of the airplane of fail such such as the wing parts of the tail perhaps parts of the flaps for landing gear if it was extended or not. So can you. If you could imagine that and you probably ably has. I'm sure screaming passengers in the back realizing that things are ongoing. Well put it very lightly and everything happening and now. He's he's doing this pulling back and now that's getting tighter so I mean it probably was complete chaos and I'm sure he was probably aware that the end is probably early common then he goes into a steep dive and now she's probably shrieking you can louder and and they killed so you're flying and then you hit the water. It's the snap of a finger everybody's dead it. Just stop a finger. Everything is over typically over water hitting the water at that speed in a dive like that the mini. It's an impact that the whole plane's completely destroyed the bodies are probably probably just completely beyond recognition from from the impact in the G. Forces Downey went. You went in in back to the ocean recover. The wreckage was pretty. Well chewed up with what we call hydrostatics damage to the airplane. Really I mean there. There's no way it was survivable by anyone in here as the news break. JFK Genius plane was missing the media. Nia Frenzy exploded. Could the Kennedy curse have struck again and of climbed its biggest victim since the assassination of Bobby Kennedy thirty earlier they all. I'm telling you is that we got an e L T hit. It was one thing I was picked up by the air force. C. One thirty we have asked the Rudy to break away from its current work and to go over and investigate it. We're now centering. Our search about seventeen miles wet vineyard the approach to fit the airport co Bali. WHO Would Watch John Tyco from Essex County April that same evening returned in the morning to a scene of utter chaos? So I want to the airport. I saw some police cars. It was starting to get light. It was like for maybe an hour or two probably two hours prior. And that's when everything went crazy I went to the Associated Press and then it was like the whole media just kind of exploded on the airport work but I initially told the media the I reporters are on the scene. I said unfortunately if this plane isn't found within the next few hours that it's it's not going to be a good outcome so what was happening all the pieces of the puzzle kind. Were coming through me so we all these reporters from all around the world. People People in Boston people along there everyone was working their sources trying to get information so there was two young girls who actually I came across that night and they stopped me when I had my Duffel bag and they said we just saw JFK. Junior there were giggling and laughing like they couldn't believe it and they apparently I I think attempted or wave to them or make contact with them and he said hello to him and a reporter. Call me and said apparently that the car has been. I'm told that there was a ransom note on the car and I put two and two together and I said that was probably the two girls probably after he left. Probably put a love note on on the car and your phone number or something so I was getting all kind of bits and pieces of the puzzle. Everything was coming through me and reporters reporters were calling me like from all around the world asking me. We've heard this. What does this mean? What does that mean? So they were kind of using me for information because because they didn't technicalities of aviation and but yeah. I was getting a lot of information. Kind of putting the whole jigsaw puzzle together and then it was just chaos. They ask for from that point. History always repeat itself and this isn't the first time the. US has gone through an impeachment by recently. Learn more about the nation's first impeachment with the great courses courses plus it's an educational streaming service with tons of videos available to watch or listen to the newest releases cold going to the devil. The impeachment payment of biting sixty eight a narrative documentary on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. The first in history the cost was easy to follow and the story. It was fascinating. Not Lycos being lectured to at all with the great courses. Plus you can watch or listen to classes on any topic you can imagine and they're all taught aww professors and experts in field. It's a great way to Mike Learning assists if you're ready to make two thousand twenty the year of learning sign up the great courses plus today they're offering allison's this amazing deal three months of unlimited access for just thirty dollars. That's that's only ten dollars a month but to get this limited time offer you have to sign up with my special. You get all the details on the great courses plus dot com slash J. F. K. J. The great courses plus dot com slash. JFK Jaya it took until July the nineteenth before fragments genius plane. We're like hated. The Bay found them three and Best to read. Now I refuse to speculate about the condition. The cabin a merely laying out that we found pieces of foam insulation They range in size from about Two inches in diameter up to about a foot in diameter these were found on spread over an area about a mile on again in the pretty much in the same area as where The landing gear and suitcase profound yesterday. mm-hmm in nineteen ninety nine. Jeff Zeti was an S. base engineer and a witness investigator with the national transport. Safety Board China's Josh with piecing together. What happened to John's Papa? Saratoga he to recall the enormous media attention. So I will say at the time Of course there was a lot of scrutiny. A lot of news media but the wreckage was kept away from where the news media was being briefed. And it was kept under under wraps pretty secure because of course people would love to get photographs of the of the wreckage. But you know this was pretty high visibility and We did our best is to make sure. There were no leaks of photographs of the wreckage. I mean the NTSB has a very rigorous process and they'll publish eventually the photographs of the evidence but at the time we wanted to to keep things secure the bodies of junior wife Caroline and her sister Lauren with finally recovered five days after the crash. Only Juniors body was partially autopsied that evening and three bodies were rushed off to mayflower cemetery in Duxbury Massachusetts with our cremated. The next morning their ashes were scattered at sea. Off The coast of Martha's Vineyard. We will be hearing more details. Alabi the autopsies in a future episode but for the moment that she is speed which John Genius body was examined and then cremated raised many eyebrows us as did the fact he was committed within hours. Besides that WHO has only a partial autopsy in the case of a suspicious death he as author of exploiting the truth. The Eighth K.. Assassination John Kuna so there was a closed. Casket was cremated. I think because they had to because they're probably parts of the vitamin B. couldn't assigned prolonged besides and for Caroline. That the proper thing to do it was just to have a cremation for the parts that they could find for a Catholic family cremation is unusual. All the other candidates were buried with the entire body. So this is the one exception. which is I think? Because they hatch because there wasn't a full body there was in pieces parts of his body probably they can show that the family. It was just There wasn't there was probably been persons Divino even there anymore so it just was Just so tragic. Nick Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht taking the bodies for fast cremation certainly would preclude any subsequent examination. It cannot stop a body from being cremated if that is a family decision about yes once you cremate then you who are obviously a destroying any opportunity for someone jaw to do a follow up examination. It was a sad and lonely into what had been a life filled with such potential. He always have this life with grace and style. Dial and it's type of person I think even now could remember because he lived about politics love by all people and there are so few like anymore And perhaps the saddest thing was the lingering feeling that juniors potential had never really been fulfilled his reporter Andy Tillett make no mistake in the eighties. Nineties JFK. Junior was a huge celebrity. Had not only inherited his father's name but he also had his good looks Wchs charm and big personality to the only question was what was he gonNa do with himself. Because certainly I hip hit pretty hesitant about a political career. He traveled for a while. He failed The New York bar exam twice before finally passing it. He wrote some articles for the New York Times. He dabbled in acting. Doug Wade who has written dozens of books on American presidents and their families explains that acting may have appealed to junior precisely Ashley because it provided a means of escaping famous name. He wanted to be an actor he could have been a great actor. He was handsome. All through through history. Children of presidents have been on the stage. I asked Jack floored interviewed him and I said why were you an actor. And why are so many children of presidents it's actors. Why did John F. Kennedy Junior wanted to be an and Jack Ford said I don't know about the rest of but for me? It was the one time I could get on stage. Agent belt outlines. Nobody could get mad at me are see political influence in those lines as they were written by somebody else so for whatever his reasons. JFK Junior wanted to be an actor. He was a heart throb. Good Look Guy. You probably would've been great at it but Jackie Jackie Kennedy put her foot down absolutely not so it was kind of like. I'm not saying you have to be president but you can't be this. You can't be that you can't be this all the other doors. She would try to close and before her death. She sent him a note that said you who especially have a place in history and of course he died himself just shortly after she wrote roading that note and she died but there was he he had to a felt it all his life even though she never said it he here was this note. You have a place of history. He had to know she was thinking that. Feel that pressure. Jackie Kennedy put pressure on her son junior in other ways to throughout the eighties nineties. JFK Genie dated was linked to many of the most desirable women of the age. supermodels like Cindy Crawford alias. Actresses like Daryl Hannah Brooke Shields even Madonna and the thing was it was never like he was punching above his weight celebrity. Wise another of his girlfriend's Sarah Jessica Parker later Said said she had no idea what real fame was until she dated him for the same time perhaps because of his dad's famous fondness for pretty face. You always got the sense. That Mum Jackie did not approve his report. Leon Wagner who would become close to the family. When John Junior was a teenager is another died in ninety four and obviously it was a blow? He he loved his mother He. He told the friends that uh he'd been born again when she died that he was free and he had made his own decisions. Make mistakes. What have you? And he dearly didn't want to break up with those glamorous comedy stars but she drove a wedge between never she she was just a conniving kind of controlling mother was around the time his mother died that he started dating caroline beset. She was definitely different to his other girlfriends. She was beautiful of course but she wasn't famous in her own rights. She worked for Calvin Klein outside of a very closed. Small fashioned straight straight. Nobody'd ever really heard of before they got together John Caroline began dating in nineteen ninety four. The following year. She moved into a tribeca apartment and they soon became engaged in nineteen ninety-six. She left her job at Kelvin. Kline and they got married in September la in a ceremony they somehow manage to keep sacred from the press as Leon Wagner and Doug Wade explain for a while they seem to be the quintessential couple when they first met. She seemed the and I've had numerous friends of both him him and caroline shoes pretty sober and he always worked very hard in the fashion industry and was surrounded by fashion people all the time at their house in Soho. They had parties constantly with models and fashion designers. And what have you. And she was in control in as they say that they were happy. I know the public image and in and that the public image was that they were a beautiful couple that it looked like they had each found their soul mates and that it was going to be very very hard hard for John F. Kennedy Junior to to find the right lady ended looked very clear that he had and with happiness. These private life junior finally found fulfillment in his professional career in nineteen ninety-five he and his friend. Michael Boom public-relations supremo found George an ambitious glossy monthly lifestyle magazine. The tagline was not just politics politics as usual and the debut issue featured Cindy Crawford in a bikini top dressed as George Washington I think his surreal moment of accomplishment was with the publishing of George the publishing of his magazine his old friends. The president's old friends told John F. Kennedy Junior that your dad always wanted to be a publisher. His dream was to be a publisher. He never wanted to go in the politics. That's what his dad wanted to do. So John Kennedy. Jr. Did what many presidential visited children will do. He did what his father said he wanted to do. Whether it was real or not. And that's was a great big moment in his life when he published George and it was a great magazine and it was a wonderful reflection of him and his in how he thinks is diversity colorful personality George Magazine which was a magazine that was was his baby his creation and he completely controlled the magazine. He decided who's going to be on the cover who's going to be interviewed. A lifestyle political politics is entertainment magazine. A slick big magazine a big colorful magazine. That was part of his creating something completely on his own and taking charge of his life which hid never been allowed to do as long as Jackie was alive because she would always interfere and she would criticize him. Shoot telling. You can't do that or you shouldn't do that. And he pretty much obeyed her orders. Even though he didn't onto the happiness was not to last George magazine had launched with a huge fanfare and once held the largest circulation of any political magazine in America. It's pop culture. meets politics genre soon. Wore thin redistricted off in with them so did advertises within a couple of years. George had gone from the Hottest Media Property Manhattan to a loss making white elephant. George using made a big splash and attracted a lot of attention and a lot of people liked it but it was just the exact wrong time to start big flashy magazine. It was the dawn of the Internet. It was was it. Just a different thing in magazines like that just weren't GonNa work no matter how good they were and George started to flounder by nineteen ninety nine things were falling apart for JFK. Junior he's beloved magazine was in freefall and rather than spending his days directing acting. Glamorous cavas shoots or interviewing cultural icons he was instead frantically trying to secure investors for his project and away from the office. He's marriage. Marriage was also disintegrating he's Kennedy reporter. Leon Wagner he married Caroline this who is fashion east. That's cool worked for Calvin Klein and was elegant. Beautiful woman and crazy absolutely crazy and turned out his his his wife had was constantly at drugs all over their apartment and used when they traveled. And what have you. He certainly didn't want to get arrested given who he was that she used cocaine regularly and he had several screaming fights with with her where he screamed your goddamn cocaine head to cocaine spiraled out of control and other drugs well marijuana obviously and that's when he became angry at her and yelled out or and curse dot or for. You're doing that for subjecting him to that. And that apparently major even crazier they had fights on top fights and the marriage was doomed from the beginning. I think but she had an affair with an an underwear model named Michael. Bergen during their marriage reported. Andy Tillett describes how the media reacted to John's troubled doubled marriage. Well the with these rumors flying around about her drug use and the she was having an affair with discarding Michael Bergin and how by some in nineteen thousand nine. There were pretty much separated a when they were seen together. The always seem to be arguing and of course any high profile couple going through what they were going through would be newsworthy. But it's JFK. Junior fast front page news. I mean it's sad. In retrospect of course it moved out of their apartment. He was living in a hotel. His wife's apparently seeing this model title is magazine is failing he must have felt horribly alone. The irony in certain senses that went John went to the offices of George magazine. During that period he had to walk right past a huge billboard of Michael Bergen in his Calvin Klein underwear up over Broadway and I. I don't know for a fact that he knew you about the affair yet but I think he found out in in that period of time but so D. magazine was failing his marriage was was gone was miss more or less finished but he was still fighting with with caroline. He had moved out of their their house in Soho Oh and moved to the Stanhope Hotel. up on Fifth Avenue and Living by himself they're desperately trying to Say This magazine and Trying to convince people to invest in it and what have you including some of his relatives and the most not turned him down because I thought it was throwing good money after bad and it was then that he decided to to fly up to Martha's vineyard. For a wedding of Rory Kennedy cousin it was was against these turbulent professional and personal backdrop the John Prepared to fly along with Caroline and assist alarm from New Jersey to. Martha's has been you'd fellay pilot. COBB EILLY was one of the last people to see John Junior alive so that the day of Friday the sixteenth of July nineteen ninety nine was a typical. He's e- hot and Humid Summer Day. In aviation we call that the three ages standing for hazy hot and humid. You just oppressively hot looking at the Blue Sky New York City skyline surrounding matlins. Everything pretty much you could see the smog and the humidity and the reduce visibility in the air but for the average person it was just a basic typical very hot a clear summer day so I was planning on flying to Martha's vineyard that evening and I actually flu previously that day earlier earlier about one or two in the afternoon just a local flay and was planning on making the trip to Martha's vineyard that night I was checking my weather. You know observing conditions nations at the airport observing everything going on the airport and I decided not to fly based on a number of factors part of those factors where the weather conditions and the lower visibility the humidity and what I feared would be a low cloud deck and M. Fog Rolling in and in the Martha's Vineyard area later that night so I pretty much scrubbed my plans. I would say about five or six that evening John had originally planned planned to fly no later than six. PM meaning visibility would have been ideal until he landed. Martha's Vineyard. Although he had experienced flying under visual flight rules he was not qualified to fly under. What's called instrument flight rules? I if which is when visibility is so poor. Oh you rely solely on your instruments for that. He needed an instructor beside him yet amazingly. He declined one. Electing to fly solo solo the weather was probably fifty fifty. You know in in my weighing whether to go or not but I was. I was very concerned turn with the deteriorating weather conditions I was making the visibility out to be maybe about four miles so under visual flight rules You need at least three reminds so this was what is known as marginal conditions were. You're kind of teetering on the edge of via Foreign Afar. But I knew as the night you know went on especially especially in the in the coastal region islands that most likely fog will develop. Because you're over. Water and fog rolls very easily. John was running late and night was creeping so what happened. He arrived at the airport. I WANNA say approximately early eight. PM with his sister-in-law Lauren then his wife sheer arrived shortly after in a Black Lincoln towncar. I saw them when they Araya chatting on the side of the hangar. kind of away from Lauren they kind of looked like they were having somewhat of a serious discussion. I mean it wasn't when I say say someone of a serious. I mean there was no laughing or anything like that. You know that could imagine maybe somebody was complaining about being late or maybe somebody was debating what to do. I don't know but there was a little bit of a discussion between the two of them but everything else seem pretty much normal. Well I saw them get into the airplane the three you have them Lauren Caroline JFK junior. And I think it was at at different times. It wasn't precisely into say minute but eventually they all got on the airplane so I saw the plane take off after seeing them board an and I obviously knew could use playing so I kind of just I saw texts way. I'm like let me just washy take off. I saw take off and then you made the right turn towards easterly towards the coastline of you know Westchester and Long Island. It just went went through my mind that you know I kind of thought to myself then and I said to my family later. I said you know. I hope he had instructor on the airplane with them. Because of the conditions and next time on fight to avoid John F. 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"This message comes from NPR sponsor aren t a new premium lifestyle magazine. For the automotive enthusiast. You'll get access to events perks and much more joined the club and live the Dr Visit Road and track dot com slash join. Along. Hello and welcome to car talk from National Public Radio with us. The tapper brothers and we're broadcasting this week from the Women's Studies Department here at Carter my brothers was studying women for years is probably Dark. I mean. We have done some joking recently at the expense of that of the Gen what you mean we. You haven't participated. I've just sat and listened like every other person in the kind of specially in sense. But in the interest of fairness, I, thought we ought to do something a little different. What like stuff a rag in your mouth? I have via quotes I would call the women's wisdom. and. We have even attribution. So we know who set all these things for example. I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb. And I'm also not Blonde Dolly Parton. Here we are when we Tomlin things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. A male gynecologist is like an automobile mechanic who'd never owned a car. Carry snow. I don't know you carry, but that's good. WHO's Karen Lesson never heard of her either don't know but if she has something important to say. Don't let that. Stop you. Thirty five is when you finally get your head together and your body falls apart. Whoever thought up the word mammogram every time I hear it I think I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to some. Jan King wherever you are. So. I. Hope I've redeem myself just a little bit. Swayed sways all the anger. The vitriol, the viciousness fat. Chance, you, gotTa. Go. Well if you want equal time or better yet, if you have a question about your car, our number's eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, lawyer on car talk. Hi this is Nancy. From. Calling you from Irish Vermont but actually live in our fair city. Really. Yeah Iris. Berg. Vermont. Vacationing in. Irish burr. Yes. Great. What's it near Iras Berg well, it's about twenty miles from Canada used to be. Iceberg. They get the tourists. And that's why it's nice to go to. which fish from Boston Cambridge. Cambridge. Yeah. What can we do for you? Okay. Well, this is a story. I have a Ford Festiva which I love. On June thirtieth, I was driving back from Worcester and when I got to the toll booth at on the Turnpike I stepped on the brakes and the pedal went down to the floor And? And so I had about one second to decide. Should I pull over and get towed or should I keep driving and go to the garage where I had all the brakes done two years ago? you excuse me. You were going to continue. With no brakes well, see what I pump the brakes the car actually stopped. Got It right and you were encouraged by that. It's interesting when people have a choice between possibly death. Or? Spending money or inconvenience they will choose possible death. Yeah. I wouldn't have to step on the brakes again until I was off the highway. Don't don't keep us in suspense right? Did you make? Did you get and? No? I made it. I had a very exciting half a mile from the exit to where the garage is and walked into the garage and I was shaking and I said, you know this is what just happened I don't have an appointment but you know you guys do my two years ago and You know. You're going to hold. Right. Why not? Why not? So they said no problem no problem. You know we can look at it in about ten minutes. So I sat down and about twenty or twenty five minutes later they called my name and I went up and they said, well, you know we took it out and there's no problem with your breaks. It wasn't doing what you said it was doing so here your keys. So that was six weeks ago and it hasn't done it. I've I've only driven two hundred miles since then. How did you get Iceberg Vermont in a different car for good thinking good thinking is right. So anyway, my question is am I nuts to be driving this or and what should I do? Take it to a different place. G. Okay I I heard a little voice in my ear phones. Have, been, Dougie saying answer the question you. Know that was your conscience. You know we've been on vacation for a while. Nancy you may have figured that and we're a little rusty but I do have an answer. Yeah. So do I okay. What happened was your brakes overheated and when they overheated the brake fluid began to boil. And it was probably a hot day when you're driving the car, you had been driving it on the pike for Awhile and whatever was stuck in caused the brakes to overheat and thus the fluid to boil. Got Unstuck. And cooled off everything when you got into the gas station. But by the time you? Didn't get unstuck but everything cooled off at least everything cooled off enough so that the brake fluid was no longer boiling and the brakes were restored to their previous splendor. uh-huh. So you'd have a stuck caliber or a stuck emergency braking, which can also cause this a clogged break hose. Brake hose it's clogging the because the rubber has deteriorated and inhibited the return flow of fluid after you've applied the brakes. The other possibly of course is the master cylinder is no good I should mention that right? So they should check those things and one of those things is GonNa come out positive even though the brakes have been working now. Yeah. You haven't driven far enough hard enough to have the thing overheat I. Mean if you want some excitement and you WanNa really proved yourself, that will right just go back to Worcester. Better than that. Right up Mount Washington. Is in order before you do. So mean it will probably be okay driving around town but who knows when it's GonNa do great but it was foolish of them to have sent you out the door especially. When. You told them that the brakes had failed. What did they think was going to happen and that's why I said the first thing after those go someplace else. Okay. Bye. Bye. Good luck. One, eight, eight, eight, car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Year on car talk. Is Through Hancock from from Baltimore Maryland. WHAT'S UP Oh we're doing. Great. Okay. Here's here's the situation. Here's what happened. I want to find out what I can do. I've got an aching eighty four on two, hundred six and I really loved the car it's got one hundred, twenty thousand miles on it and and it really is never missed a be. Yeah. Anyway about a week ago. I. Forgot to add oil to the car. So I called my girlfriend back at the House I called it from work and I said when you get up, can you put a quarter oil in the car I left it sitting on the dashboard and she said, sure. So she she came down came down to work then afterwards and she had had apparently done. So I I asked her, she put the oil in the car and she said, of course he had and he said it didn't take very much. Let me guess Oh the radiator. I can hear on the other. I was GONNA. Guess radiator our guest tag. which which would have been kind of a real disaster but then she said it didn't take very much and that the oil looked real clean on the end of the little dipstick that was attached to the to the filler cap. Power steering our theory. That's. Is My steering going to go up in the cloud of smoke. How much to take? Go ahead. Oh Yeah we want to talk right to the perpetrator. a few little slurps in SLURP SLURP. SLURP like two ounces. Three or four ounces I I looked in the in the oil container afterward, it didn't take very much. Okay well. Now, how you've driven with this with this mixture and probably a week. This is a lot of silence guys. Oh, you while we're trying to figure out a break it to you. I mean, I'm GONNA cost you about five grand engine oil is not going to do the policy steering pump. Much good. the question is how much damage can do and the reason for the south is I don't know how much damage it can do but I know. bonehead. reeled. Only this has been done many times before as a matter of fact, just recently, we had a customer that did the same thing. And it was a he and Occasion. And nothing at all happened. What we did however was we drained it out and flushed through a couple of times with clean power steering fluid. In other words, we open the system with everything drain out we filled it with clean. Fluid ran, it drained it out again, and then we did that a couple of times and. How does it to drain? Well, it's actually pretty easy. You guys tell us where the little hole is. This isn't exactly a whole to remove hoses. What's your name stews girlfriend? Carla. Yeah Carolina don't worry about this. This is nothing on top of which if it were something, this car is ready for the bone yard. Anyway. So, don't worry about what you did. Who Cares? It's only a car trying to get a new guy then. Well. It depends on how he takes this. You can't take a joke and he dumped car and you can dump him. You go go to go to the gas station and have them do it. Tell me on a drain and flushed and don't worry about it, and incidentally you should check the dipstick because maybe you are low and oil now that you didn't add it to the right place. Around doing this, how much oil is jalopy use It uses a court about every thirty five hundred miles. Oh, that's nothing. Nothing running real real. Well, this is this is simple. Yeah, I don't think anything is going to. Anything is going to happen I think probably in good shape. Yeah. Because it's so little I mean if you had put a quarter in which would be ridiculous because how could it hold a quart but if it were all that much of engine oil, then it would probably ruin everything and. Put it. For example, in the brake fluid that would have been a disaster, but you didn't do that. Yes. So When you bring this car down to get it flushed out take it. Tell him that your boyfriend did it. You later, folks good, Luck bye-bye. One eight eight eight, car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, low, your car talk. Hi, this is Julia from New York Julia get from New York in general are Manhattan. All Yeah. Yeah No kidding. Well, not originally, but I'm here now and you drive a cognitive no, God no, no. No. This this this question actually has more to do with my parents. Live in Reno Nevada yeah. and. They have a nineteen, eighty, four GMC suburban. And recently, it's become on his last legs and my father has decided because I don't know why because just because that instead of possibly training and or looking for another car he would rebuild this engine therefore by themselves new engine and they took it upon himself to put replace this engine. Bought the engine in a crate he's going to transplant. Yeah. Keep doing. It with a friend of some friends how old is Dan? Dan. Dan. On, the news on the radio, he'll kill me while Dornan scientific notation. Point, six, five, ten of the second. Time no no not no. The over fifty. Yes. Is the over seventy. No Okay, he's nuts. And you know that. But I. Don't think he's not so I. Think this is a perfectly reasonable thing to do. Here's the thing he's been working. He's worked on it for a couple of weekends now I mean, it's all well, let me let me that got. He had the engine. Sitting in their warehouse owned their own store and it was sitting there for a very long time. I finally got around to start doing it and having problems and very worried about what this is going to do to my parents marriage. I think you're all wrong hedge. Right. Because there is nothing that your mother would like more than to get your father out of them. You ask any fifties. Type. Age Woman. What would you like? Most of the world a fur coat, a Lincoln, continental a Mercedes or get your husband out of the House. and. It goes by my mother doesn't. And asked me to take my father away. Don't you want your father stay with you couple days do something with. There is nothing that would make your mother happier than having your father be out in the garage with his buddies drinking beer, smoking cigars, and reading. Books wiring diagrams limping like the wiring diagrams that him in the sky and their dog. In a warehouse in a warehouse. So he's not even stinking up the garage with a warehouse. No they have a warehouse that they're doing it in on the day. Dave. All I'll tell you. Right now shivers running down my spine because that's what I dream. At least. Listening in on the entire, the entire planet who isn't saying. Warehouse, a dog. His buddies out because. God satisfies. Satisfies the hunter instinct all of us guys. Me What could be he's hunting. He's hunting home the. While The Wild. Suburban Split. That's what he's doing. Better than having your compatriots and a dog. And a couple of Cuban cigars. Cuban. Yeah I'm here and there there. So I don't know exactly what's going on except for what I am informed us well, do stop calling your mother once or twice a week. And don't say anything about it. Just talk about the usual things that you talk about and try to notice over the course of the next couple of months whether she has a new lilt in her voice. She's happier if she starts smiling laughing a lot and you once in a while you said, well, how's dad she'll say he That's It. I I'm GONNA predict it will strengthen. Their relationship in the long run, this will have a very positive impact on their relationship. Okay. This is great. Every old geezer needs. I'm. GonNa get one from my brother in the morning. Thanks. For. Calling Julia keep us posted. Well. Staying very interest in very important I might add. Yeah me too. Okay Tommy. You remember last week's puzzling. Did it have to do a three clams and a Martini bar no. That was the joke that Dad told. Puzzle last week but we have some very interesting things to discuss. We come back and I take it. That will be in just a minute. You'll tech it correctly we'll be right back and. Be. ME. Gas Tank and man. The car smells like selene. But key clean. Some metal. Massive Eto. The Rue du it sixty. Her landmass metal, her landmass omit Oh. Yeah you go down the rule. Misty and even though the planet Mars turns around and scoots away from Earth, the Susan us say it this is NPR. This message comes from car talk and NPR sponsor better help a truly affordable online counselling service fill out a questionnaire online and get matched with a licensed counselor. Best suited to your mental health needs whether it's depression anxiety or trauma better help help you overcome what stands in the way of your happiness. Learn more at better help DOT COM and get ten percents off your first month with Promo Code car talk better help get help anytime anywhere. 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The purpose of this letter is to express our strong disapproval of the article that we read in the newspaper today it clearly shows automobile sales people in a very bad light here at blue. We are respected and professional sales people we act fairly we treat our customers. Well, we have loyal customers Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah. We don't appreciate this type of reference and this is what you're referring. To what I'm going to read a little brief part of this article that we wrote we are in A. Newspaper column, which appears in seven or eight newspapers around find country of ours. We had the following letter a woman wrote in saying that she had her car at dealership and while it was there. For a few days, they filed a rat. In the heater box remember this letter. Yeah. Yeah. And they were trying to figure out how the rapid nebula. And we said we thought the rat in at the dealership. and. We said there's only one way to find out if the rat got in at the dealership and here's what we wrote and this is what they're taking offense at and I would like to hear our listeners comment on this. There's only one way I'm quoting now ray said I'll. Get into real trouble. Yeah it's you. There's only one way to find out if the rat good in at the dealership for Schumer Maxxie. Asks for a description of the rat. If. It was wearing plaid pants, white shoes and a little white rap belt when they pulled it out, I would say it's definitely a dealership rat. These guys. They can't take a joke. They took offense at that. I ask is that something to take offence at I mean I think? It's perfectly. Reasonable was wearing plant pants, white shoes, and a little white red belt. I thought that was kind of curious. Felt right. Anyway if you'd like to talk to us our number is eight, eight, eight car talk that's one eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, lawyer on car talk. Hi, this is Karen from Arlington Virginia. Returns and how are you I'm fine. I'm actually talking to you from Washington DC, and if you suddenly hear the noise of small children because I'm in the middle of my day camp. And you're not a lawyer or a politician as. Camp Director. Director. Okay. Excellent. So what can we do for you? Karen I have a four Ford Taurus station wagon who has a mysterious shocking problem it only happens in highway driving after the car's been going fairly high speeds for. Say an hour or so. So I cannot reproduce this for my mechanic and they don't know what the heck is. Wrong. What does? It. Starts the car just start shaking and it's an it's a very scary feeling I mean the entire car vibrates it really sounds like something's coming loose or you know the whole engines going to fall off or wheel is GonNa fly would you stop the shaking stops completely stopped and then we I sat there the first time happened and I didn't know what to do and I thought well, I'll try to start it again and then it just what's fine? and what was the weather that day? Actually was bright and sunny and lovely that'll do it every time. I don't think weather was related. Series, well, my. Physicist has it's. Something to do with resonance. And I say resonance and he says, Yeah, you know it's like the momentum in a swing. And I say I don't get it sympathetic vibration but does he have any any? We know that but does he have any idea what's related the temp to time? No, he told me to call the car guys. What kind of physics does he do astrophysics? Actually, he was Professional, the theory quantum mechanics. Oh, that kind of stuff. Volkswagen quantum. Run Good. He's no longer is but that's what he was. When he started out to is he may be right in in some way the first thing I'm leaning toward is a bad tire on early enough and I'll tell you I had a similar experience with Large Caravan I hadn't noticed. Before said time when I when I started to say was temperature temp, of course, temperature temporarily and I liked that but I had I forget the Britain I don't forget the brand of the ties I won't mention the brand name of the tires that I had on there but I bought them brand new after the original ones wore out because there was a national brand at a big ad on TV they weren't tag French they weren't Italian. A French there were American made. He had rocks in the. Stones. So is something like that So I buy these tires, and of course, I, have them balanced in the whole bit new valves put in these tires wonderful. I got them and then they went out of balance such that when I drove the thing, it would vibrate I, take them back I. have them rebalanced to make a long story short I had them balanced about thirty five times And it was the first three months. It turns out that every time I drove for an extended distance. Got Worse and worse and worse and worse. But if I drove a short distance even at high speed, they were often find it was if when the heated up the deformed. went out of balance and then when they cool down, they were okay and of course, during during which time I refuse to believe it was the tires I balanced the myself with my own equipment and then went ahead and replaced axles and a, and finally in desperation I bought two new tires from the front and the problem when away forever. So. I mean, how do I know which tire or are they all bad well. The front ones because if it's vibrating violently it's happening in the front probably. Okay and if any of the Taya's are questionable because of their age aware by two new ones and put them on the front. And put the next best to on the back and put the last best to in the trash. But I I would certainly before you do any, spend any money unless you have an obvious bad when I would certainly just rotate them front to rear. The two years in the front and vice versa because it may change the dynamics of such notice a huge difference in with the vibration is or its intensity, and that will tell you a lot. Yeah. If that isn't it I suspect then you have a break that sticking on and the long you drive it the more it sticking and either could. Be a bad caliber, and if one break would a stick would make the cargo would would would would would would both Bolton these things related to temperature? That's what the key is time. As you drive something's happening. So if you have a caliber that sticks little by little, the friction of that pad on that Roeder is GonNa make horrible things happen because it's going to heat up and it's going to expand right right and it's go grab that wheel on evenly and it could make it. So you could have a bad caliber you could have two wheels or or more sticking. Due to a faulty power brake booster and we've seen that too. But I would look at the tires I and I think what we've said here is that no matter what it is your husband was wrong. I'll tell him that. Good luck. Thanks for calling. bye-bye. It's tough living with someone who knows everything. One eight eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello you're on car talk. This is George from Parker Colorado I George. From Parker Colorado what's up man? This Ford F one, fifty, four by four and This thing I think is Baker locking. I'll be driving along and then the thing just cut out it'll sputter I'll let it sit for twenty minutes and more recently I've taken to carrying a five gallon bucket around in the back of it and I just throw that over the top of the engine. Cool with. then. It starts right up. And I've got a friend of mine who fancies himself as a bit of a auto experts. He maintains it can't vapor-lock because it's fuel injected. Barely true but it's a heck of a lot harder for fuel injected card of vapor-lock. Cousin. Any damage to this thing by just throwing a bucket? Of course, you are like, what is it a four by four? You see these things on the commercials driving through creeks and stuff look at you shrinkage if. The danger would call water on a hot engine. You could crack the block or the heads unlikely though because like you said, they'd drive these things that you've chasing a water buffalo. Arrived through a stream, you're not gonNA worry about cracking ahead or a block or manifold. If. This would be doing it when you drove it, let it sit and came back to it and tried to start our later this. But this is talking out while you're driving it it sputters it. Does you know costs a couple times. Yeah. Does it lease cough? We sputter all that. Rothwell. Yeah that but after you throw the cold water on, it does it start Every time. Yes. I think the problem is one of two things. I lost my train of thought. Trump. You could have either a bad fuel pump which could cause sputtering wheezing coughing. Okay and when the thing shuts down finally or you shut it down and it cools off, it begins to work properly that's an easy test I see the other possibility is that it's a faulty electronic ignition module. Those go all the time and right very temperature dependent. What you're GONNA do George. Yeah what's that you? The next time don't throw the bucket of water on you need an assistant who is gonNA crank the thing over for you and you're going to see if you have spark. Okay by pulling off one of the spark plug wires sticking a screwdriver in there and grounding the screwdriver. Blade. And you'll see a spark jump from the blade to this piece of metal to which you grounding it right here. Snap snap snap. You'll get an idea of how farther sparking jump, which should be like a half an inch or more. Oh, Jeez. Yeah. When the thing doesn't start your then gonNA check spark again. Okay if you have the same spark. Then you'll know isn't that and you'll know it's the fuel pump right? If you don't have sparked or it's not with every turn of the crankshaft, right then you'll know it's the spark. Alright. You know this kind of brings to mind when I was growing up in Pittsburgh my dad had this whole forty-six oldsmobile which used to vapor-lock and a friend of his told him. To put half of grapefruit, maybe you heard of this before Oh. Yeah. Pop of the Sediment Bowl on page twenty two. Well. I mean, this does have all the symptoms of vapor-lock. But as my brother says, it's very unlikely that it is vapor-lock I'll do the spark test in see Georgia lock. Thanks a lot felt by hey, do you know what time it is time for freshman orientation at our truck drivers charm school? No, no no, it's time to play. This is the part of the show where we hunt down a previous call to see if they advice that we gave was really great or just grading. Are Lucky player this week it's Ed from New Jersey and get this not only did call talk a few months ago but it turns out we have a much deeper history with Ed. Oh, you guys time together. But when it was tyke many moons ago he enrolled in a certain adult education course on auto repair that you and I taught back in the seventies here in our fair city. Holistic healing for your car was very popular. Oh. The. Attorney General certainly showed a lot of interest. Anyway recently Ed's son was having trouble with his Ford Taurus that wouldn't starts. So he gave us a call. I'm going to guess that it's not. From my vast knowledge of batteries, I'm going to say that you need a battery. That's that's that's how I feel about this I. You know sometimes I just have these. You know the healing of hands remember that chapter will. We need the laying on of hands of that member that that was my favorite. We on the blindfolds mean went to everyone's pockets. Remember levitating that Horizon I. Yeah, that was quite an exciting moment for me. I just love teaching those. Mechanics Outta work. Where do we stop offering that class anyway was part of the plea bargain arrangement. Anyway I. Guess You told Dad that a faulty battery was causing the starting problems in his tourists and if memory serves, you thought it was just the battery cables or a bad connection someplace. Are you there? I'm here. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Before you tell us whether we were right or wrong or which one of US was right? We want to make sure that our other seven listeners know that we have not spoken since your last call to car talk is true Ed. No word. I haven't seen each other. We haven't emailed each other and we haven't laid on hand. So communication. Communication. I am gotten anything. Offered cash or free stay in the Lincoln Mercury bedroom here at caught. Some favorable response I even had to buy the tape. Don't. All right. So did you fix the car? Yeah we fixed the car and. I gotta say that I favored the battery explanation. Elegance, however what we did is replaced the cable. And cleaned up all the terminals and that's done John. Arrow in my heart. My point. I was rooting for the battery like I said, I wanted it to be too bad but still got the same battery new cable and we haven't had a problem since well I mean I know you're rooting for the battery answer because of the bond between us, we'll. Develop those low those many years ago when we will levitating the rice I, you didn't. It was your brother. Oh there's some other guy that the taught the. Show Up. No, you weren't there. Must. All you know why? That's what my brother was in exile. Yes I was was Stanley's Stanley's A. Okay. bullhead. Guy With a ball. And long hair and a beard. Yeah. Doctors Dominic we call them now. Yes. That's what his wife calls. Into that it's a family show. Jeez well. I mean I'm not surprised that I was. Shocked I'm shocked. Well, that took care of it's been little sensitive time with the call. We took it in the week after and it's been fine ever since that it every ticket he's got so far. He's doing away from excellent. That's all. All I can say. Tara Lipinski. Thanks for playing. Okay. Fine. Thank you see. If you hear someone you'd like us to bring back for stump the trump's email your suggestive contact dot com. Okay. told me I think it's time for a little station break US another one of our patented midshow Sasser's those they say. We're going to show them how it's done. We are going to show how the big boys goof off. That's right we'RE GOING TO LOSE JOBS AREN'T WE? We'll be back with information about how you can get your puzzle fix this week in just a minute you got a full tank of gas. Keys in the ignition. You gotTa Pause Dom map but no then the direction. You can call a dead and call us back but you still don't know where you're at. Broken down. With thirty day tag. Europe broken down God. With thirty day tag. Even. Though shipwrecked sailors up to wait for their rescue without a radio I'm here US saying this is NPR support for NPR comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good goodbye donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world. A better place more information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org. Good question that's a really good question. Great question is free therapy. Thank you for asking me that God that's a good question. 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My my car sunk in the lake. No kidding. Really. Yeah. Oh, how does this happen? My mom flew in from from Rhode Island visit me and so I was GonNa take her sea kayaking in a in a lake here in Seattle And I parked at the top of the boat ramp and put the Kayak in front of the car at the water's edge, and we slam the doors after we got our life jackets out of the car and it flipped from park and ran over a perfectly good fiberglass kayaks wasn't mine and then when swimming saying. It destroyed a that you had to pay for. What was your reaction? Oh Yeah I two. That's all I wanNA know. Was the first one all. Holy. Old. Did you laugh I rapped about six days later. Oh, set long Would've left immediately because that's one of those situations where. No amount of grieving. Can ever bring ever reverse the process true. Yeah. There's nothing you could ever do could undo it look at the combination of. Grieving yeah well. It was the whole thing go the engine and all goes right in. Yeah. It went right in except for the last two feet of the trunk because it actually floated out about twenty feet and pushing it back in and then a Bob. Much. Same drivers, windows down, and so when it bobbed that last time it went. That was it yeah. So, anyway fished out finally. It out within a half hour and I had it towed to my house and I drained. A drain the Engine and I drained the transmission and I emptied the water out of the flow. How many? How many fish were in it? To carbon the back seat. And then what and then I and then on advice from the the fellow that told me here, I. Didn't do anything for a couple of days that has left it open left. Open the engine open and the transmission open and then I m running battles bad advice. Oh, really started it right up Oh. Really sure because the water that's in there can't do any damage. If you hit the engine up, expel the water. Yeah. You'll never get that fish mel out. Anyway. So what you did, you did okay and then what and then so then about. Two days later, I I cranked motor via the fan and and did that until all the water shot out of the spark. And then I and then that was it and I I think I let it sit for another day and then I put oil and transmission fluid back into it. and. Put the spark plugs back in and it doesn't even it doesn't even crank like an and the battery of the battery. It doesn't crank now now the batteries no good. To. Bad. Clearly good even though even though my headlights never work. Oh I. Don't know when you turn the key it does absolutely Zilch Oh. It makes just a tiny click. One Click. Okay. Is the battery may be no good. You can certainly find that out by having someone coming jump you but. Actually I also have. I have another sixty six dodge. DART. Out in the. Yard. They come in Pairs. So I am. Battery. So I jumped him, you know, I, I tried to anyhow news still nothing. Okay. My guess is take take take the starter relay offer off of the other car. Okay and put it on. That is No I don't either but I think it's on the driver's side fender on the firewall. Okay. But you can try just jump turn the key to the on position it just jumped the starter. You're going to do that you to wires in the starter. Yeah. Yeah. Stick your gold ring those two terminals just take a screwdriver and bridge those two terminals and it should crank if it doesn't crank. Troubles, in the START I mean the starter is all wet to right. I wouldn't think that would make it not crank though, but it might. And guess what I would do if it was my car, I would do a load test on the battery find out if the banner we know the batteries good because he tried the other battery put the other battery didn't try. He's he's GonNa put the other battery writing don't duty detest. Tessa. Har. It's time for the most part they're inconclusive whenever possible substitute. This is the modern way to take that battery right out because if if you put a few jump from the other battery and the battery that's in, there is no good. Then you're not gonNA GET ANYTHING YOU'RE GONNA, take remove the battery completely put put the other battery right in there in the car. Then you turn the key if you still don't have anything, then it's not the battery assuming charged it up. There for the starter. Okay. Yanked the starter from the sixty six and put that one in it'll start right up a guaranteed. Yeah Yeah now. What are we gonNA do about the fish smelt. Actually smell it from the house. Now, the cars parked about thirty feet from the House and. Like especially on a nice warm day, it's really quite I think that's your biggest problem in the engine is nothing that's it's of run. There's no question about that. The the problem always is, what do you do with the interior? Yeah you have an interior I have another interior only you know it's a different color, but it doesn't smell as bad. DOTS darts don't care about color. Now, if you take all that stuff out and flip and flip the seats over exposed to the sun. And maybe hold them down with lie or something like that. And then. You'll probably. Yeah but you lucky because I think the interior of that is relatively easy to replace. You can rip out the seats in the front seat, the backseat and all the carpeting in a couple of hours. It looks pretty but you can't beat good old fashioned fire for getting rid of that. See you later. Imagine. The head to have been funny it. I. Certainly, would you allies especially my car you WANNA laugh. If your car would have been in the release released the end brake. That wouldn't happen in my car because your car could make at the lakes. It can't pop out of Park. Every car COMPA. Not Pop out of park do I take this is a challenge issues and don't forget the distance between Park and not park in the usual cars and inch. But the difference between the distance between park and no parking. My car is five inches you gotta push baby all the way now. I guarantee Greg that. I'll be working on tonight. Leaving Wade car talk that's one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five lawyer on car talk. Hi Hi, I'm calling to ask actually if I could do some work on my own car. It's regarding my brakes really I'm. Not, I mean well first of all I, want you guys to tell me it's actually possible that I could do it. Now I'm pretty good with my car I have a Honda Civic and it's a great little car and I feel really competent like I've changed my own headlights, my oil flat tires, things like that. But now it's my rear brakes. So I think it's my rear brakes I'm getting a lot of squeaking from the rare and some reason that you haven't introduced yourself I mean just Leading up to some. Really personal issue that you don't want anyone to recognize where you are. My name is Kelly Mac Nevada. I'm calling from Albany New York actually Oh, but I'm so focused on my car right now these brakes squealing all the times and I've checked out my front brakes with my brother he helped me with the front but the rear I know is a bit more complicated and I'm just wondering if there's any risk of me. Doing it incorrectly. I. Could the wheels could fly off or I could do something really harmful Yeah. Oh. Yeah. I mean there are also some special tools require to work on on the rear brakes. The front don't require much of anything you take the caliber off. Squeeze the caliber pistol in slide out the pads is in new pads. Hope for the best thing Esl done slap the caliber back on inside and you're pump the pedal in all his done. It's pretty simple. The rear brakes have an adjusting mechanism. They have springs at whole the the shoes to the backing plate, they have springs, it hold the shoes to each other but none of these are expensive tools nor are they tools which are very difficult to master. My brother does this job every day? So I mean, it doesn't it. We know it doesn't take much of an I q to handle it and it. And it doesn't. It's no one of those things that requires an inordinate amount of strength does require fair amount of strength but I'm sure you can do it. But I will tell you to learn to do breaks I would never if I was starting to do brakes today at the start on Honda Civics, I would have given up and pursue a different career. Cheetahs, they're hard little harder to do than big breaks It's true. It's I. mean the car's design I mean the oil filter alone is at the bottom back of the engine. It's I think the made. So you have to go to someone professional you know. Professional someone stupid. Enough to. Make a living doing that. That's what it really. Wouldn't make a living any other way right I feel like I could do the rear brakes think you could do the rear brakes to, but I don't think you'd WanNA learn how to do it in your driveway without any kind of supervision. That's not how you learn things I mean it would be really great if you could do it with someone who has done before here's what you do. First of all, you don't need brakes anyway. No you don't I mean no one does. Kelly. No, you don't need brakes because the squealing is is being caused by something else. The brakes are not worn out. Yeah. I'm ninety nine percents you're in you at the very least you can pull the drums. And check the brakes while you need to do is is jack the car up when he'll time was if you were changing a flat. Right, right that. Make sure that you have Jack stands. Leave it on that piddly little Jackson, pull the wheel off and dropped a car on your ankle, Everett? Remove the wheel and you're going to remove the drum right with the handbrake release. If you give the drama with a hammer, it'll pop right off and you can look at the shoes and if they were at least a sixteenth of an inch thick. Or more. At least. Invest Zero. Or more. than. That's all right. And it's probably not the source of the noise. You may may find out that the emergency brake is sticking our all on and all that. But if you have linings, that's not the source of the problem, but I was gonNA suggest this. Once you've determined that you don't need brace at some point in the future you will, and it's obviously a burning desire to do this, you need to enroll in an adult education class actually I was thinking of Vista Bruno as we spoke a really they have those shoes i. don't know if they have them in Albany New York. New York doesn't have anything come out with a capital of New York state. Of course, we have something like that. I mean you should. If you could find some adult education course that actually is a hands on course. Right. That sounds good. Now, could it be? What would it be if it wasn't I mean when I had my New York State Inspection they did clean my breaks who said, yeah. Your brakes breakthrough squeaking clean them. So that was just in June and for one month I was away so I didn't even drive it for so couldn't Break dust or something. Well, it could be the brakes of glazed. And that's what they did when they when they clean them. But at that time, if the brakes were worn out or even close worn out, they have told you told you to replace. A, you don't need brakes but if you as my brother says, if you really got the hots to do something with the brakes Jenkin up off the drums. Look at them a little bit. Ready for an automotive repair costs you may want to start out with, of course Lexin. Ready for this course. Walk. In a car getting a flat tire and the two men get out and they don't know how to change a flat and I do it. I mean Kelly. I'm ready to learn bigger and better things all the. Vocational High School in your area. And see if they offered night courses and they do and you can go there and in two or three hours, you can take apart your brakes and put them back together and you'll feel wonderful I will. Yeah. Action. Say. Thanks very much time. Later calling Kelly by. Well, it's happened again, you've wasted another precious our of your summer listening to car talk our steamed producers Doug the subway fugitive, not a slave to fashion bungle boy Berman, our associate producer David the cavs Belleville Green and Catherine penalized our web is doug the old gray mare assisted by Connie Bridgford our engineers Giancarlo priority. 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"This message comes from NPR sponsor aren t a new premium lifestyle magazine for the automotive enthusiast you'll get access to events perks and much more joined the club and live the Dr Visit Road and track dot com slash join. Welcome to car talk from National Public Radio with US clicking flack the Abbott Brothers we're broadcasting this week from the pain clinic here at car talk. Plaza. What is this some kind of scientific study? No no no. This is a very interesting story. You're GONNA love this. Tired of constantly being broken stuck in an unhappy marriage. Young husband decides to solve both problems by taking on a large insurance policy on his wife with himself as the beneficiary. This is like in the Burke inky. For Out of Colombo and arrange to have her killed. A friend of a friend puts them in touch with a ferris underworld figure who went by the name of Artie, only note just artie net yet it's good already explained to the husband that is going price for snuffing out of spouse was five, thousand dollars. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but he wouldn't have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money. ardy insisted on being paid something up front. The man opened up his wallet displaying the single Dolla. Bill rusted inside. Already side rolled his eyes and reluctantly agreed to accept a dollar as down payment for the dirty deed. A few days later already followed the man's wife to the local Safeway Grocery store? There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands Cintas. Good. I well go ahead. As the poor suspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor. The manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the scene. Unwilling. To leave any witnesses behind already had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well I see it now unknown to Artie I see. Show. Who Chokes? Unknown, to Artie to Ardian, higher proceedings were captured by hidden camera and observed by the store's security God who immediately call the police already was caught and arrested before he could leave the store under intense questioning at the police station Artie revealed assorted plan including his financial arrangements with the hapless husband. And that is why the next day in the newspaper the headline declared I know the headline. Yeah. artichokes to further all at. Safeway. You. mean. That's why was the pain clinic that a? Jokes to. Someone to go to the great pain, and you have the audacity when I use a lousy puzzling say ball. Well look if you. Will you hear our car and vice anyway a question about your car or anything else the number to call is eight car talk that's eight hundred. Two. Eight. Two, two, seven, eight to five I missed us at Safeway part it's five five. Car Talk Hi guys, this is Patrice calling from Miami Hi Patrice trees what's up? How'd you like Tommy's little intro arty jokes to. Pretty. Good I thought it was pretty Good. I mean someone to sit down and type of entire page to come up with that punchline. I guess. So and the thought that went into it, what's going on Patrice? I have a nineteen, seventy, five Volkswagen bus and it will not start. And when I turned the key, all I hear is tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick. Yes. Done to correctness well, we tried to jump it did yeah and that didn't start it That's too bad. porta-cath coke on the battery. gladden started. We don't recommend coke. Anymore. Mountain dew. Does anything else worked in the headlights worked work. Well how how long did you try jumping? Did you just look up jumper cables and say turned the key and nothing happened and you said I'll darn it no One of the jumper guys came and he worked about twenty minutes I'd say on the car. Yeah. What were you wearing? Clothes, day you go. You can't. You can't trump twenty minutes. Well I mean it sounds like a classic dead battery. But could be the thing is to me it sounds like a dead starter motor it's either the battery other the starter. Okay. Yeah and it's easy to test. I. Mean. You gotTa bring it someplace that has a load tester and they'll tell you in two seconds I mean you're obviously not really dedicate. You're looking for a poor coke on the battery kind of fix here I can tell because you're not into spending any money on this thing. got the, idea of. Places out of the question. If we can't fix, it is going to the Junkyard GonNa, sit in your driveway you can. I almost bought a seventy five VW bus only recently. No. For the same reason I, didn't want to buy the other one. was that reason it was a piece of On what one day I just woke up and I had the hots for a VW bus I don't know what came over him. He must have looked at yourself in the mirror. But I realized what I really wanted was a sixties VW bus. Exactly. The ones that were less say aw man but gorgeous. Yeah. Less power. Yeah. All that. We'll look at Patrice. I. Think you have either a bad start of motor. Okay. Which is going to require that you change it somebody change it or you have a seized engine. that. Sounds expensive. Yeah. I mean if the fact this guy who came to try to jump if he had a real jumper pack or a real battery and he couldn't get the thing to crank over then it means that the starter is probably bad and starters can go without warning after all. But in there for like one hundred. Years. So I would I would my I guess at it's the starter motor. Okay. But. I can tell it's going to sit the call us when you get sick looking at my brother, we'll give you fifty bucks that good luck portrays. See. Bug I, want she. Never going to run again seventy five that went one even ask her why does she have a VW bus of that vintage? The Shia. hippyish she wish she were it'd be WanNa be had she been a hippie. Seventy five to new a bus to to have been a hip to have been a hippy bus. Sixties buses were hippies who seventy five buses for. Soccer Moms I. Don't know. No. Well, don't forget to the serve the bus early bus report was the precursor of the minivan. Of course in one, thousand, nine, seventy, five there was no minivan except for the bus. And you think some. Mothers were buying Oh maybe hippies married. Get married but had kids you got it one eight car talk. That's. On the stand the world you know who's seventy eight to five that's what gets us in trouble he threw five hello you're on car talk. Hi this is John Mark in Saint Paul Minnesota Hi, Johnny Paul. What's what's shaking? I got a nineteen ninety five jeep grand Cherokee and got the strangest thing I'm not driving it much this time using the air conditioning much this time of year but over the summer when I was I, noticed that when I took a hard right turn i. heard a loud flowing noise like liquid flowing. And then the second right turn I talk I I would get this flood water kind of biblical proportions in the back seat. And it would come out of one ventilation duct under the passenger seat. Yeah. Sweet so you can actually hit a sloshing around. kind of waves. It's given me warning when I take that first right turn. Yeah and then the second one I know I'm GonNa get a W. Well, you know it's coming from the air conditioner. Right? I just don't know why I mean it prior to this summer it didn't do it. Well, as you know that when you run the air conditioner, one of the things that does ties cooling the air. Humidifiers, and so there's a whole bunch of water that's coming out of the passenger compartment and it's GonNa go somewhere right and whereas going into the back seat. Actually. You storing up and then pouring it into the back seat. Drop. At a time you're doing it one. Talk Time if you were to look at another grand Cherokee. Whose air conditioning in stopped at a light, for example, you would notice in yard yours used to do this to that. There's water dripping from underneath it. Sure. Yours isn't do that anymore. I've hasn't done it properly. Mighty long time and the reason it hasn't done it is that that little drain is plugged up. When drainpipe gets plugged up the water that gets removed from the moist air in your cabin can't escape vehicle. Got It, and when you make a turn Bingo. Now you're lucky because in the old days before cars had rear seat air conditioning. The warriors support in your shoes right. So you're fortunate in having a modern car, otherwise, you'd have wet feet I just feel bad for the guy in the backseat. That's tough. Feet. But. You need to go to the gas station. Next time you get your oil change ask them to blow out the evaporator drain. Okay. It's very simple now I change my own oil in his car. So can I do that? Ask Yourself You'll need compressed air. Okay. You have that I didn't get it killing. This is a perfect opportunity. Wrestling compressor. Then looking for an excuse haven't you always wanted one In my wife doesn't know but she's wanted one to. This this is what you do then by four of Christmas. To. compressive. Well, she's got. She's ask me though you got me a compressor three cents drill bit. Yeah. A power saw well, you know the compressor has all kinds of good uses ca you can use it to to blow all kinds of around the house, but you can also use it to operate a spray gun. You can spray paint that picket fence you've been dreading painting all these years. You vacuum. The kitchen. And you'll be able to spray all. You can get an autumn I the compressor. Naylor. Okay so So, he can put that shed domer- on your house. You can do all kinds of stuff but I I will surprise my wife and don't and don't cheap out. Go for two hundred PSI? Get an eight. John. Thanks. To build an addition to the house president in the allowed to one eight, eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, lawyer car talk. Richard from Maldon, Maldon mass. That's correct Rizzoli. One Maldon in the entire United States did you know? Yeah. And it's in Massachusetts. There are no months and it's named after Mauldin England. No Carl. Mall. So. What's cooking I'm coming into possession of nineteen sixty five Buick special wagon. V6 Auto Matic and it's great conditions always been garaged and only has one hundred, twenty, four, thousand miles on, and there's been four years it hasn't been started That's too bad. Well, yes. So I need to know what to do before. I. Crank that baby the first time. While the first needed to determine is if the crankshaft turns. I I have to tell you a little story. Tell us the story. I had a fifty six. Chevy. and. For a long time, I couldn't afford to register it. and. If I knew that if I left it at my brother's garage, he would have it sent to the crusher I had the crusher on call. was on call. So for several years, I had parked under a tree. In my sister's driveway. Two years? and. Then I said I came into some money I forgot where I came into a thousand bucks which would allow me to register the car and ensure it. So I say to my brother, she's has been sitting there. For two years I should probably do something before I started. He says don't worry about it. Stick the king ignition turn it just started and forget about it. Well I. Like a fool. I do I do this all the time I took my brother's advice. He must have broken all the rings because the thing started smoking and burning oil and it never ran right I mean this calm emitted. Smoke how my brother distorts. One of the reason you parked it is because it was burning oil and blowing blue smoke and you could no longer take the obscene gestures. Search flipping you the. Okay so I shouldn't take his advice. You don't take his advice I will say nothing else. Know. You're gonNa tell Richard what he can do to. Know what happened to my poor, Chevy? Now here's what I would do. I would as my brother said I you're gonNA, make sure that the crankshaft turns. The. Batteries dead. So I have have to. That's all right. You don't need. You don't want to turn the battery anyway. Not. You don't want us about it because you want to do this very very slowly you WanNa get a nice big drink fire who foot long break bar and put up a a socket wrench. And you want to turn it over by hand if you can't turn to for a buyer, then it is. It's not going to stop, but it probably will I mean four years I mean what could happen what you're looking for is rust deformed inside the cylinder right? If it does turn and it turns smoothly and you get at least a couple of revolutions out of it, you're in good shape. Okay, I would then squirt some oil in each of the spark plug holes. In fact, I might even do that before I tried to turn it okay and then I would change the oil then I would go by a battery. Okay. Make sure there's water in it. and. Then I would cranking you don't want it to start right away won't don't keep your foot off the gas pedal. Okay. So you you're gonNA let crank for. Half a minute. No it'll crack. Fun Brand new battery in it. And then stop for ten seconds crank against for half a minute. And then set the. Hit The gas pedal right the woes and the baby will start right up. Okay and is now if you want, you can skip a bunch of these steps. Put The kid. started. Know How much gas. Gas is probably junked by now. That's what I was. Just GonNa ask you yet drain out that would be nice to get rid of them. Siphon and I could probably get my brother to do it. Should I drink I just? Got An older brother Oh yeah. My sentiment. Exactly. Yeah, I would if possible get a lot of the gas gasoline and then put a couple of gallons of fresh guests in there. Okay. More important than anything when you do get it started if you do get started, resist the temptation to rev the engine don't ever rivet. Okay. Let it idol for several minutes before you think about reading it up. Okay. I, think it'll be fine I. Hope it is I hope to use it while we hope to see you car talk plaza with it some sunny afternoon I was by there the other day. So perhaps I will alright Well, thank you very much. By now before we give the answer, the last week puzzle, we have to take a short break. The Dr Frankenstein warned me to be sure to let my brother's brain cool off every twenty minutes or so or he'll get afraid of. Don't want that. 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This is not the kind of puzzle that you'd remember most aren't they don't. It doesn't matter a customer who shall remain nameless called up the other day and said that a brake job we've done had gone awry. Done a brake job on his old Volvo we put on new pads new disc rotors on all fly. Yeah. The Bad Roeder's and it was all right for several months and all of a sudden Dick Calls and says, oh Says Gee. Now, when I step on the breaks, I get a rumbling fact when I stepped on the brakes really hard the worse it is if I step on them gently Hardly noticeable if at all but when I really step on that pedal boy those things rumble and shake like crazy. Jeez I, don't know one of those disks must be warped. He says, he brings the car and we drive it around and sure enough. He's right. It is rumbling classic symptom of of a warped disc. Yeah. Anyway, you put the dial indicator on this thing determined there's nothing wrong with any of the new discs. So we check all the Bushings, the tyrod ends the ball joints, Stra, you name it we check everything figuring that any one of these Front End Components could be wobbling causing this problem because there are interesting dynamic setup when you slow the wheels down sure but we find nothing. So since. In the neck. This is the last thing was he supposed to remain. We put for new discs on figuring that maybe the dial indicators off who knows I mean, why not the guys that would customer all evidence to the contrary the customer is always right he says he's got bad discs. He's got bad discs any spent thousands on this job anyway house we drive the car guess what the same thing happens. Back on the lift goals and hours go by, we have Ralph chain to his toolbox until he that thing out and he's standing there underneath the car right in the middle of the car with wrenches and hand, and he's ready to remove something and I say, what are you doing and he says, I, know what's wrong with the car? What's going to remove? That's right in the middle of the car that's going to solve the Promo parts new said this I said the hanger bearing you said, no, I said mission mount you said no and you will close close i. Loved yes dick had a seized universal joined. So when you step on the break, what happens is this when you step on the brake at low speed and all you step on the brakes gently got, of course, the angle of the car doesn't change much respect to the ground. But when you step on the brakes hard the car does something called nosing. Diving the front bumper dives to the ground half gainer have gator and the drive shaft has universal joints which must flex. But if one of those universal joints is seized when you're asking it to flex to accommodate this new angle of operation, it begins to shake like crazy. It was only doing it on heartbreaking. Ralph. Figured out that it was because the thing was nosing. Causing that JD sees joint to have to try to bend and it couldn't that was causing the vibration pretty nifty a out the driveshaft and sure enough you found that to be true knows all right actually. Saw Them. Henry, struts. In it solve the problem. So who's our winner? Wow, the winner is then this sentence this sent him this. Okay from Austin Bay New York and for having his correct answer chosen at random from among the thousands of the correct answers that we got this week. Dan from Dan Valentyn from the Bay New York. It's a t shirt everyone who writes to us as PSI wear an extra large does that say something on our show everyone says I wear an extra Extra large if you're going to clean windows with this. Small. We want as much as much material as you can get the. The. same price as the small ones. Yes. Indeed. which is if you win the Buzzer free now giving brand new automotive slash logic. Puzzle coming up in the third half of today's show. So don't touch that dial I. Think it's kind of Nifty in the meantime we'll take your calls of course at one eight, eight, eight, car talk that's one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, hundred, five, a low, your car. My Name is Alon. I'm calling you from Rogers Arkansas. With a E.. A. Right where where in. Arkansas you rogers left. It makes any difference to me because I don't know a single thing I couldn't even name you a city in Arkansas. North West Corner. Little. Rock Metal Rock. That's four hours away into city the. Could do how about Selma? No, that's Alabama. Anyway what do we do for you today? Well, I had kind of a little problem, but it was kind of scary to me. I have a ninety one, Honda civic then as one, hundred, fifty, six, thousand miles on it and I've been putting gasoline in my own car. Do you ever since we started doing that sort of thing and what I do is I fill up the gas tank until it clicks off at the pump I, don't pop it. I don't Burp it okay. Okay. So I fill the tank and I didn't put the cap on right away. I, just went in to the station to pay my bill and when I came back, the gas was flowing out of the gas tank from Filler, from the from my tank. Away from your tank. You mean right out the out where I put. It was coming out. You know so I, put the cap back on and I drove out because I didn't want to be. Involved I, didn't want to have that gasoline around me and syncing nothing. It's never happened again, but I was just wondering what would cause it to. How the gas because I don't want it to happen again. Well I believe. I believe what's going on I've asked question for us. Okay. What's I get the answer to that question another question go ahead. Was it a hot day? No. Anyone done work on the car because you had a problem with the car losing power at high speed. Well. I just had the missing quits replaced or they mission timer replaced a couple of weeks ago all the igniter big night The guys who put the igniter into they work on the car several times before they figured out it was the igniter now I just I just described the situation where I had to keep the key turned all the way over. And they knew it was. Fine. I thought that if you had had one of these problems. That somebody in an effort in an attempt to solve, it had drilled out the gas cap to allow it to vent to the atmosphere. That gas cap you have is faulty. It is yes. Because when it's on there and it's supposed to leak though she the captain. The gap in what the Hell Are you doing paying your bill without the? Attention. From ten Roy Alabama. Arkansas. I specifically said, she didn't put the gas cap on until she went into pay and when she came out, the gas was pouring out the open uncapped I got filler neck tube I got it. Well, they wondered why you had a theory and I didn't understand what it was. Why don't you give me a slap? Low Yeah. So now, what is the big brain? Well, I know I, don't know I'm back to square zero. Zero yeah, that's where I've been all the time. You see now the beauty of misunderstanding the question. Would it be alright if I instead other question. Well, there's strange dynamics inside the tank because don't forget this air trapped in the baffles me the tank is not just a container. It's like the kind of gas can that you fill up your lawn? Yeah that's true and Libya flap doesn't fact prevent the air from getting out. Okay. So it was the tank completely empty when you started this operation, I was a tank half full now it usually is pretty empty. No I. Suspect it some air that was trapped inside pushing gasoline filler neck, and it's nothing to worry about I. thought it was leaking with the CAP. And obviously that's wrong. The CAP would have been. Okay. The most obvious conclusion here is your put gasoline in the tank is full of air as you put together. He. said, it's been a pleasure talking to you again we hope you question, but instead you have to. Explain. Explain dark matter. You're. GonNa. Good. Enough Jong. I mean Stephen Hawking. He knows went to. No he goes everywhere he goes Ed. I was going to have a disclaimer at the end because what you recall what was the most obvious conclusion to reach is that you put the gasoline in and the gasoline is trying to displace the air that was in the tank. The tank wasn't empty full of air. And as you put the gasoline in the air, goes up to the top up to the top up to the top and gets what compressed up there. Then, you pull out the nozzle and you've got compressed air sitting on top of gasoline. Okay and so it doesn't like to be compressed and because the because the flap is close. Getting. Start takes a while before that gas can get past little flap executive takes a boat as much time as it takes for an ordinary cash transaction you pay cash did you charge tired? Ooh, theory you go. Yeah. I. Don't understand it now charge charges slower judges slower. That's good. So it took longer. Oh all right. That's good. So what took longer and by the time you out the pressure had decreased and brought with it. Well, how does it decreased by sneaking out that little flap and? With some gasoline all right I. Think you're all right okay. Well, driveway brother. Calling. One eight car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, your car talk. Hello. This is Jim. In Ann. Arbor Michigan Hey Jim what's going on? Well, I, I have a nineteen ninety-one Toyota pickup and it's a great truck and I've driven it all over the place hither and yon with nothing more than routine maintenance isn't that great? It's it's. Wonderful and but it's finally gotten to the age. It's a hundred and forty five, thousand miles where I think that only necessary repairs should be made. So that's the background. Okay. You introduce at enthralling concept only necessary repairs. That's that's the key I mean you would think that that would be the philosophy throughout the life of the vehicle and gently how this preventive maintenance. And but thought strikes. The maintenance is one thing but only necessary repairs repairs now I think what? What really Jim means is. I'll take care of the life threat. Yeah I mean, this opens up. Asked the question how it works out well, a couple of weeks ago. I. Noticed that the Tailpipe was writing very low to the ground and I was sort of wandering what to do about this not having a coding and. Well I that was that was a possibility but then a few days ago I took a look at it and notice that it just wasn't there at all. I looked under the truck and it had just completely sheared off perfectly at the back of the Muffler and it's running. Great. So I'm wondering, do I need to get a new tailpipe? What does that tailpipe really do and my threatening to explode the gas tank with hot gases? Not Fall. into the category of an only necessary repairs. Where where is the Muffler? The Muffler is basically under the bed of the pickup truck I'd say under the the front, the bad. It's sort of in the middle right and then the TAILPIPE goes back into the right circle. West back into the less. But the the effluent from the Muffler whether tailpipe ends now is back of you. When you're sitting in the truck right. The question is, is it back of the gas tank I? Betcha it's not because the entrance to the gas tank the the opening to the gas tank is probably considerably behind the back of the Muffler Whoa. What are we care where the guest thank yous? Should. We care. I okay. What? Care I. O care you don't. Well I mean. COULD BE I mean there's a small chance that hot exhaust if it were allowed to hit the gas tank. Yeah. If the gas tanker leaking, for example. It could be terrible fire. Boy All boy is this unnecessary pair in gyms definition. The chance that it's going to set the truck on fire is very, very small. Okay. That's comforting but. We don't in any way want to be associated with the thought. That it's zero. My ears will be happy to come on stuff chump later on. Exactly we'll say how did we do I'LL JIM isn't here right now. We'll let let me let me suggest. A cheap solution. Okay. I. Can I can see coming now? The tailpipe involved flexible hose no. All. It involves frozen concentrated orange. No but but the tailpipe you put onto replaced won you lost doesn't have to be the same one that came out which is pretty pretty long tailpipe I think yeah. You can put a little one that exits either in front or right after the wheel. Okay or someplace where directs the exhaust down to the ground and away from the gas tank. Okay. So you can go to the auto parts store and you can look through the catalog and find one and for ten bucks you're going to be all set that sound good Jim. That sounds fabulous. Ten bucks sounds great. College professor? No you're not. I write about music and I I work for a company that produces databases for online music sales, but you don't really work fulltime. Between US Jim. I mean if I if we won't tell your wife. His his why? Because I was going to suggest that you do the same thing my brother suggested. But instead of going to the store, you go to the junkyard. Oh that's even better actually because the junk yard has got, you'll be able to see instead of seeing a little diagram of the tail pipes that are available. You'll be able to see the real thing right there thousands of them and you'll say I think I'll take that one. You know for five bucks you may be able to the junkyard to buy a muffler in the tailpipe and put the whole thing on. Yeah. I think I can carve out some time for a trip to. Our. I knew I could tell by the sound of his voice. You would be able to carve out some time for a project as interesting as this. Good Luck Jim. Bless your heart man. Now, before we get to the new puzzles, we have to take a short break take a. Fortunately. Just a trip. To be back in just a minute. Girls in die instead eaten. But also go is the way they pray. HOW BEAUTIFUL TAKE Out of the world, a one world a new. A mouth anymore you can hate owning. And you get all. The same amount. Ram All from zoned voting zone of my before town par. one-stop shop. For the quick fix before we did. The way I live. And even though the NPR electricity makes a mental note to leave some wiring exposed in our studio whenever you say it, this is NPR. Support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service, working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws. Dot. Org. White. Male. This representative democracy, a new series about voting in America from NPR's through line episodes drop October fifteenth. We're back listen the car talk with US Click and clack the tapper brothers and we hit a discuss cars car repair. We haven't discussed either one so far. And the new puzzle now, which you said would be partially automotive and partly by said Autumn Lodge Slash logic. Yeah. Okay. Now well, they're all that I'm going to tell you that I remember having used this puzzle before but my compatriots I, my brother and Berman insists that I haven't. And our our staff archivist. Emigrated from South East. Asia. S- long gone. Says that she checked all the all the tapes and and it's not there is not there. So I'M GONNA assume that I didn't use it here it is. I don't remember many many years ago I receive a late night phone call from my brother who tells me that his car has broken down. He says, I need help you have a rope, the toll, the toll with and I say. Yes sure. I'll be right there. So I watched Ted Koppel. I watched the tonight show with Johnny. I watched the late movie and then I take a shower. Paid programming. And I decided network head out and give them a hand. And I arrived with my car toll rope in hand. And he was asleep in the car snuggled up with one of his at raccoons and I wake him and ask them what the story is. He tells me what's wrong with the car. I say. I can't tell you you'll. KNUCKLEHEAD. And, he says, no. We only have a few blocks to go I can you? And I say. The Indian rope trick. and. He's right. What's he talking about never this puzzle What's wrong with his car? That enables him. He is broken down now he called me. Yeah. Woke me up. Yeah. Maybe come out there. I told me Home I can't told you and I say. I'll tow you. There you go. Now if you think you know the answer to Cisco or the bosses away this week and your cubicles near the stamina she. Send your answer to puzzle. Tower Car Talk Plaza. Box Thirty five hundred Harvard Square Cambridge Our Fair City Matt Zero two three eight or you can email from our website. Car Talk Dot Com. If you'd like to call us at one eight car talk, that's one, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five hello, you're on car talk this is Wallace FDA are y.. L. D.. A. R. Y. L. Exactly Yeah. Where are you from Daryl? Well WANNA tell you don't have to tell you no I live in a motor home and I mean the United States my car this this particular car is in Costa Rica. Oh in east, La New Blah. Very close as a matter of fact, that's what you are right now. No Right now I'm in where Port Charlotte Florida he's on the move he doesn't know where he is. I move every couple of days. I worked for this circus and So I I, live in a motor home and travel. Kidding you work for the circus yes. We ought to do something. What do you do for the circus I by the advertising and media promotions? Oh. So you're not alone or the lion tamer US something it's. Nothing, glamorous I'm the the the Dalton Promo be tough on people a few gross rating points. Yes. Sure. So the circus travels, I imagine whenever possible by train but more often than not by by truck. Sierra. Who right behind the elephants are in front of the I never actually see the circus. Two weeks before or a couple of months I'm only two and a half weeks from ending my season right now. I'm going home to Costa Rica in about a month, and that's why desperately need to find out how to get this car working right all right. Okay. So you got a car in Costa Rica right and that's what the problem with right right? I mean cars in street car pro are the most expensive portion of living there veil ability to parts and and uh so I got it. You WanNa make sure you bring the right pot with exactly. I got it. Okay. Good. What's the problem? This is eighty six trooper It has one hundred, twelve, thousand miles on it and the whole motor was rebuilt. And since the motor was rebuilt about forty percent of the time, it has no power whatsoever. In fact, there's a little jerky motion to it. I'm not a violent lunging. We just just a little jerking motion. You can feel the power coming and going except. When I try to go up hill. There's there's a little in the middle of instrument cluster there. There's a little trouble lights and there's one thing check engine suicide that trouble light comes on the thing starts going like crazy in works. Great. My mostly mostly that's that's uphill and when I'm when I love allowed or start coming down a mountain, it just starts jerking again. When the white comes on it takes off. Right oh I pray for this trouble light. Well you have. This this car does have an on board computer in and. You can access the trouble colds where they something called a scanner. No No. No. Not. Many not many. You know it's he's got a screwdriver and the Hammer. That's about all you need. You done for You shouldn't own a vehicle that has more technology than the local populous can handle. That's it. I mean the car of choice for most of the mechanics, there is a nineteen. Seventy followed a landcruiser. That's good. But I mean let let's go on the assumption for the moment that the light coming on is related on. I'd have to I'd have to guess that that it's all related to the ignition system for over my voss knowledge of these troopers. Okay. It's happening is you're not getting adequate spark. And then all of a sudden you start getting sparked because something is working the module the electronic this has electron initiatives but why would the light come on before it starts working well, I don't know that almo- almost simultaneous simultaneous it's I don't like it I don't like it. I like it because that's what that's what it is and that would explain. What what would explain? Why. It has no power occasionally because of after the thing warms up a little bit. The electronic ignition kicks in heats up and starts working correctly. I think you need nobody to drive this he he's just said he could drive the surround on flatland for for all day and it would have this bad symptom of jerking, right? Exactly. Right. It warmed up with an. Engine Right. Yeah All right. Let's junk. All right on the other hand. Consider that the check engine light comes on for some strange reason may be related to climbing a hill. Right, yeah, has to do with and and it's angle of attack and it's it's unrelated to what the actual level ground problem is could be two separate things. Okay. I'm not have any ideas. I'm just wondering if we used I thought you were gonNA place and I was ready. Yes. Sure. I don't see me stopping. Mid More. Statement. GonNa make did say something stupid. His House this house this it could be that the only time Darryl actually really steps on the gas pedal is climbing a mountain. Darrell yes. you ever floor it when you're on level ground are still like no room to do that too much traffic. On the roads are too bad actually ever floor it you know but So you never really floor it when you're on level around, but you do have to floor it when you're climbing the hill right and maybe that's what makes it suddenly clear up the fact that you flooring it. I house this. This is automatic transmission. Yes try this. You can't try anything because Carson Costa Rica well. Do nothing but try things. But we're not going to be able to help you apart with you. Maybe. Maybe I can spread my brother on to great heights. Let's. Get there what if you've got what if we will use a Dunkin experiment here? What? Up. Now. What if he got there and he did the following test, he gets in the car and it does who business he puts it into low logo gear. Yeah. So that now, he's got a really floor it not to do twenty miles an hour, and he discovers that it goes like a bad either you know where? And it's related therefore to the position of the accelerator pedal. What if that were true, it would be great if he if he had a throttle position sensor in this limit, but he doesn't because it's Carbo all right and and how many barrels does it have? To barreled, and maybe the first barrel isn't really working right and only when that second barrel opens up, does it really go bringer carburetor with you right and Toyota Lane? I think it's in the carburetor you gotta call from Costa Rica. Well, I mean it could be I mean. Can you call an eight hundred number from Costa Rica? Sure. There's phone seven miles away. The truth is if it were the carburetor, you might have a shot at getting fixed on their. Money accommodate more carbon technology there than there is here Oh. Sure. They don't understand nobody around here knows how to fix a commerce, but Manuel, knows how to His, what you're going to take with you the next three Wilson here in the states spend that time buying the shop manual for this vehicle. Shop manual you don't have one of them no no, I have. The auto part stores children's that's useless. Chilton's yeah. Yeah. You need the either bona fide shop manual to an Zuzu dealer someplace and they they may even get one of the thing sold I. Mean they don't work on these eighty sixes anymore. Yeah and I mean just on the off chance if you can buy a carburetor for one hundred and fifty bucks in a junkyard. I would put it in my suitcase. I got I got that feeling back of the Land Cruiser when you ship that over. By. The shop and there's a big trouble shooting section in the air you know with all kinds of flowcharts and whatever the tell you if it does this check this debt that's all right check this and. Toyota Land Cruiser. So good luck. Darab. Call us when you get there. I mean this is It's a three dollars a minute but hey, don't worry. We'll charge to NPR. Okay. No, let it. Don't sweat it. Seeing Daryl thank you. We can help you so much. Oh yeah, alisher. High by one eight, eight, eight, car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, lawyer car talk Hello Hi. This is Judy and I'm from Freeport Maine Freeport whole of you know what? Yes. Yeah. L L bean be am N.. Yeah. So Anyway Judy won't thanks for calling. I have a problem that I'm I'm hoping if you can solve this puzzle that you're going to save my poor retiree mother like twenty, six, ninety, nine, 'cause she's gotten this With it's not a book. It's an ad promoting a book of New England remedies and how to do things for cheap and it's a lot of come on like. How to clean your pots and pans Shop and all of that we won't name the publication because it was a premium from public radio but. Here's the stumper. There's this statement and she's ready to buy the book and I said don't do it I know who will know the answer if anyone does. Okay Ninety, five percent of the wear on your car's engine can easily be eliminated by using an old blanket allowing the car to run trouble free for a decade. Okay boy do you think? All I see. By this book, they're going to tell you what to do you how you can use a blanket to eliminate ninety five percent of the wear on your car's engine. And Run, trouble-free for a decade I know they're going to tell you to take the blanket, cover the engine the winter. Yeah. Put a lightbulb underneath the blanket between it and the engine. That's it I think so I like that. Yeah, eliminating ninety, five percent of the. Everything catches fire in the. Out. Burned up, get your insurance well, his the rationale behind it when it's very cold, all the oil like all kinds of stuff gets thick and Gooey, and even though they tell you that that's not true. Of course, it's true. And don't forget the oil is all at the bottom of the engine in that oil pan down called the sump. And so all the pieces that need to be lubricated are above it. So, how do you do the Light Bulb of his draining? Well, here's the thing if you go in there and try to start your car on a very, very cold day for a few moments, I don't know what those moments off but for a few moments, the oil. Didn't get to where it ought to be because it so cold and thick. Whereas if you take the blanket, cover up the engine, stick a lightbulb under it, it will keep the oil nice and warm and toasty, and therefore able to flow better. Did he put the light bulb under the hood? You put the light bulb under the hood blanket actually and blank. You don't want it to touch the blanket because then you'll have a conflagration. No, it probably doesn't make a difference. Even better than because the file. If. You just want the blanket to keep the heat down there and not let it escape out the top I. think that that she's not going to buy the book for sure. Well, someone's going to buy it. No, I mean for right the truth is that that's that's good. That's their right. Yeah. Of course, if you happen a little Miami beach, it ain't going help you. Well, that's why they weren't giving this white Miami public radio. That's right. Craig. Thanks a lot. Judy. Thank you. Later well, it's happened again, you've wasted another perfectly good our listening to car talk. 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"This week on the stack varieties, the key recovered a one of the most iconic in details. There is kinfolk a magazine dedicated to lot even coacher. And of course we love to celebrate the launch of new titles. This time it comes from France, that diga gla, MAG. Stay tuned for this week's stack. From three housing London. This is the stack thirty minutes of print industry analysis, and I am in share coming up on the show. We had to France to speak with the editor in chief of the dig Lamar a magazine the angst to study, France, and we speak to the editor of a coup magazine showcasing Baltic creativity, but first, visit the office of kinfolk based in Copenhagen, the magazine has been one of the most successful stories of independent Gabrieli Santi visited the titles office and this report for us book was founded in Portland, Oregon and is now as in the heart of Copenhagen. It is a lifestyle magazine published worldwide would local editions in Japan, China and South Korea every issue is centered around a specific theme and the summer alongside a fashion shoot in southern France and collection of Persian cats and hats issue thirty two focuses no less than on the Japanese capital of Tokyo. I catch up with kinfolk Senator high-pitched little. To talk about the work behind this year's summer issue. Tokyo's a theme is quite straightforward. We've previously done a Paris MD. She, for example. But some of our seems a bit more of the world's last year we had a hair shape, and that was fun. I mean that covered everything from looking at the Canadian politician, Jagmeet Singh and the importance of wearing the turban to him as a Sikh man to with pieces of how it's where have why was so disgusted by Herron our food. We like things that basically open themselves up to being approach from different angles, and it takes about a third of the magazine theme section side of the theme section. We've got interviews with architects, including BJ Jane of studio. And by say Kengo Kuma, he'll be best known to British listeners, for is beautiful design for the Vienna Dundee the Olympic stadium. We've got an interview with the Danish singer CoCo about why she kind of. Crashed out of LA. And then we've got some stupid things fun to make and fun to read. So we got a piece on how to talk to babies without looking like an idiot, we've kind of investigation into why we have such good thoughts in the shower. And we've also got a beautiful very stylish Parisian fashion editorial featuring a cats. This must be one of the silliest things we've ever put together, the toga for rented a studio in Paris. The day got four cats on sets and art director was having a stressful day over. He was just getting all these updates about unsurprising that the cats did not want to sit for their photos, though, to spending the whole day. We were just getting these pictures of cats, he incredibly stressed incredibly pissed off to be on us that they were being dressed up in bows, the last minute Socratic who I think, my, the photography's cat came in and save the day we've ended up with this incredibly. Beautiful fashion editor real and carries the of the kind of style and elegance that people associate with kinfolk approach to sheets like that. Obviously the model is a cat. And that's just fun. I'm in. Yeah. If you take yourself too seriously as not much fun to look at, and it's definitely not much fun to make. So no, let's talk about the summer issue, which is out today, and as Tokyo themed, and in the magazines introduction, you talk about how kinfolk quote has long had roots in Japan. What is the connection a publication have with the country as I think can foc- was founded in Portland currently based in Cape and Hagen, definite because now we can hear the bells outside to set the scene. The conflict has been translated into Japanese since shortly after we were founded, so I think since around two thousand thirteen and we've got a team in Tokyo. We've. Got to add, it is working from their Marco, and KOTA editor and chief John and found a Nathan with air couple of months ago meeting with the team. And obviously a lot of the content for this issue came out of their inputs that community. To folk as a magazine focuses on where you defined slow living and a city like Tokyo is probably not what many would associate slow living with what aspect of the dummies capital. Do you focus on slain as funny concept in general? I think it's used as of we as a catch term to basically mean something were considered something that you're engaging with ACC on your terms rather than being steamrolled by that. And I think you can see that, for example, in fashion editorial this issue, which was shut by Ramona prods. It's cool. Tokyo rising. And it's this beautiful collection of images shut both day and nights in the city. And you got the impression looking at models are just taking these fleeting moments of solitude in oven space, looking taxi window catching the breeze as they cross the road. But was there. I mean, you know, we're not Luddite. Lights can focus not leading back to the land movement. I mean if you look at each profile for its union, who is the ambush designer she designs jewelry foods, your, it's how to think of anyone less slow than her obviously that something we wanted to couch in writing about a city like Tokyo, one of the things we really wanted to do looking at Tokyo in this issue is thinking about how it gets represented as a police. So the peace I'm probably proudest of the issue is very long essay, we have by the rights in Waco Fuji, who grew up in Tokyo, and she writes for us about. Why is Tokyo's a cities, so linked to disaster narratives to the idea of the apocalypse to zilla destroying the city and being rebuilt? And she kind of looks at why both from within the country. And also western perspectives on it have kind of created that narrative of the city. So that's something. Yeah, we've been really interested in doing approaching Teich. How do you think that kinfolk differs from other publications in the way that you are approaching the Japanese capital? The way we've tried to do. It is the same age of the direction has come from team in Tokyo, semi of contributors full the section in Tokyo city guides. We've got a dozen places in this kind of, you know, beautiful long City Guide that runs across. Something light doesn't spreads in the magazine and dies a writer who is from has roots in both Tokyo, and Portland appropriately for Kim fake and kind of, you know, trudge the streets for two weeks compiling the list of places. So, yeah, I don't know to what extent that differs, but I know that's what was really important to us. I think from an aesthetic perspective. I know the director Christian has been very suitable with the color palette, but he's used it's very rich plays with these dark tones, and reddish Browns and golden Browns, and they're really beautiful colors that you associate with being kind of set in old kiss ten in Tokyo. We're not looking the reg moon, rising. So, yeah, I, I really hype we've done it. Well, I think I'll take you at it is a proud of it, and it will be a new stance in Japan. So. Hopefully we've got it right. You just mentioned City Guide in the magazine. Can you get us through a few of the places you've decided to feature? Yeah, the City Guide is incredibly diverse. So it ranges from som conceptually very interesting. But quite weird locations. Like Maria Cochet tan, which is a bookshop that stocks one single book for a week a time and kind of builds an exhibition out from that not great for browsing all the way through to beautiful old diner, like loan. And I know it was important for art director Christian to use the photographer that we use for that shoot who is Ramona prods because he has such a distinctive beautiful. Aesthetic that what he's managed to do, which is one of those things, someone primarily preoccupied with words can't quite believe until I see it. But what he has managed to do is May's all these incredibly different locations ranging from the ancient to modern look. Cohesive and beautiful next to each other on the page. So a section of the issue, which I found, particularly interesting and very visually appealing, it's called seven cuts and aims at exploring, Tokyo through still life portrait's featuring everyday objects like an umbrella or soda bottle. Can you guide us through these visuals and the concept behind the shirts? Yeah. I think that's kind of the visual side of why was saying before about being interested in thinking about, how is it? He gets represented. So in thinking about objects to represent the city visually, we ended up with seven as he said the pieces cooled seven cuts the list, initially to assent by Tokyo editors was far far longer, and then just went back and forth through process of culling, both like in terms of the idea. And in terms of. AM artistic potential with art director editor in chief, photographers. And I think the main concern was to find objects that struck this weird line of being both recognizable as somehow being associated with Tokyo to someone living in London, for example. But that didn't decide pedal, cliche images about the capsule, so things that could try nice visually like jobs, sticks noodles in so lanterns just to give you a couple of examples of how those decisions got might. So finally, you can argue that there are plenty of lifestyle magazines out there where the focus on photography and aesthetics. Can you tell me what you believe makes kinfolk standout? One of the reasons that can foc- continues to do. Well, it's because we're doing. What a magazine interested in aesthetics should do which is to keep on pushing the community working with the visuals would working with rather than kind of a floating back on what we've done before. And I think that's true for the editorial content to looking to editor and chief John Early this week and hey, pointed at sending it was interesting, which is that can folk was can fight was born under the star of Bama, that was a horoscope. It was like a very positive time in many ways, will not with the details of how the is changed, but I suppose the point is, we are a lifestyle magazine. We remain a lifestyle magazine, but what style means now is necessarily more political. It involves a far more active efforts to give voice to marginalized communities for us. You know that fools within this fear of design within the sphere of culture, say the things we cover now media. They are heavier we represent a wide range of voices, and I think that is the GT of a lifestyle magazine, even a lifestyle magazine. You know, people I think it's still something you've got to take seriously reflection of the times, we live in and yet, I'm proud. I'm really proud that can folk continues to evolve and, you know, hopefully be successful, because it is. Thinking in a conscious and hopefully with some measure of self awareness about those changes daily sent visiting the king folk office in Copenhagen, and remember king, folks summer issue, which is Tokyo themed is out today. Two fronts now where new quarterly tied to has been launched. It's called dig MAG, and it contains a hundred ninety six pages trying to study a country. Many find mystery France, cleverly added to the by way, the titles I issue has been a success. I spoke to him to find out more about the diga MAG soi. They pleasure to have you here, Monica twenty four were always very excited when new magazines come out on the new stance. And I've seen a copy of your magazine looks, it looks very beautiful. But tell us what's behind of the Dc, original idea is to make a move. I mean, a mixture of Gook and gizine and the although ide- is to make it up to a weekly paper called wrong. I don't know if out of it long. It's a weekly paper and it has been founded by Eric. Photo, Renault five years ago and tell us about the process of founding kind of the dig was it through kind of a successful fundraising? And that's how I issues coming out through right? The reason the success of the fundraising is linked to the success of rural new weekly in France. It's a weekly pay and it is one subject you can read in one hour. And with different visions different contributions different authors, also could be journalist, but as well as intellectuals or academy and writers, and this was your original idea of the on and dig. It's the same idea is the idea to, to tell how friends is really to make reports to make interviews with academics. And to let writers writing stories novels. I mean PC's are literature or portraits. Let's the basic idea, and it's the fun rising is such a success. It's because I think because was a success. Ide- is to continue this adventure in another form, which is a Mook, which is a review that leash four times a year. That's what was going to say. Well, what's the format of the magazine, because inner this, a lot of pages, one hundred ninety six pages. So it will come every quarter and what's the circulation and the business plan because I guess the magazines doesn't have ads, right? Circulation for the first issue. We have sold already fifty thousand copies, which is far more than what we have planned because the business plan is. Is for twenty five thousand issue. So we make a double thirsty shoe. So it's a huge success for us, and people back as making a lot of money about two hundred seventy thousand francs for contribution on the foreign territory basis. That's fantastic. And also, give us a preview of the type of stories you covert in the first issue. I three is just after, you know, the what was called the yellow vest, movement ghetto best crisis. It is an amazing crisis in France because nobody understand why we have these crises nobody forecasts this crisis. And so there is Sprungli need to understand why such a movement search of protest. Esters can appear in France. So there is a need to understand. And so the idea of the first issue is to give some keys to the public and more to give solutions if France is Barkley broken. If France is bring a lot of social Ryan economies and Reginald programs. What would the solutions of these travel of these issues? And so we we listed several experiences. Several portrait's of people who are already fighting for a better live, better social, relation better, where of developing country and rethinking it and for. So I have a question I was in Peres recently, and I walked around, you know, the. Kiosks where you buy magazines. Okay. You know, I'm sure every country's its own crisis. But it's it looks to me very healthy. I saw quite a lot of new titles in France. So, you know, how do you see the print media in your country is print reprinted media is more as in the same situation as a new K so we have big crisis for daily papers and big crisis for weekly papers. But the idea now is to make a new kind of journalism kind of journalism, which brings solutions, which carry some oak, and Z I ide- is to make a new new kind of stories and you can probably shit on the wire contentious on the on the worldwide web that you can also publishes on print but. If he do that, you have to offer to the Mark at a very good drawer was for two ref. You have to of a product, which is high class product, very where down, and they were printed as pretty as the book, and so you have to have great your life or of regal and of achievement for, for these kind of products, which are for I will say, educated, people, and upper-class people that was consumer, they, they're the second issue of the dig will be the new stance on the thirteenth of June. And finally, on the show and exciting time to showcasing the best of Baltic, and eastern European coacher Jessica magazine features specific theme every issue. The current one is all about love sex and gender, the magazine's editor in chief a narrow. Sova tells me more an arrow Sopher franchesca magazine. Welcome to Monaco twenty four into the stack and congratulations for your beautiful magazine, as well. Tell me I what is the meaning of the name by the way means havoc chaos mess. Maybe it's hard to actually directly translate. But there is my chosen aim is because we felt it represents the young creative energy that is coming out from the Baltics, and otherwise eastern Europe. So it is interesting because, of course, you're lot VN. And if in the magazine, you know, try to represent a lot of aspects of Latvian coacher, and it's a culture that I don't know much, but I was so pleased reading the stories, even of course, the main theme of. Issue is love Saxon, gender, some lovely for shoots like the queens of Riga water fantastic story. So tell us about what's the idea of the magazine. I know that this issue is about love sex gender. But what do you want to portray in your magazine way, kind of want to show, a different kind of culture, but that can still rise night with. But also, our main goal of sometimes, I guess, is to support these artists that otherwise wouldn't be noticed because a lot of people don't even have Instagram or they're not, as, I guess, you know, socially connected price say, but they created this mazing work, otherwise won't be seen. So we wanted to create a platform to share this. We may and well who created Mike Zimmer both in London. So I guess we just wanted to share that culture here thought makes sense. So that's why it's an English as well. And, and is the second issue. So, so you being one of your biggest tests already, which is the second issue in a way. How's the magazine received you know the? I issue now is good. I think I was more of an experiment, and then the second issue we kind of went more directly with a theme as you can see and wanted to explore more specific aspect of the culture, loves, like gender comes in a way in London, we hear a lot about it. Maybe back in eastern Europe. It is quite differently perceived, so it is not as opened, and it's not as talked about, I guess, or a moss to kind of talk about things are maybe sill challenge in society, and I know of the other places well, not only in Europe. But that's where talent is from to make sense to gather these cetera artists, and make them kind of explored a topic, I guess, and often those the magazine comes out to you have subscriptions or where do you sell the magazine so we, I'm to be annual? But as we're independent of a sleigh we don't promise one hundred percent per day. But yes twice a year. We don't do. Trip shin yet. Because it's so you know shortly will only two issues. Yeah. But that is the aim. We're also going to launch an online form to kind of support that so we can find update a bit more frequently with talent we see and both photo shoots. Or maybe, you know, our exhibitions so the goal, I think, is to build more stable firm, and, you know, have more contributors, and I have to say, I mean, reading a shoe, I didn't have a chance to see issue one. But it does few quite stab wished, you know, in the design of the magazine looks great variety of stories. So I think you kind of in a way managed that in a way thank you. What we're trying really hard is this angelie a fulltime job, isn't it? And then he kinda do other jobs as well. And it's quite is a chaotic existence. I guess, but the same time we're so passionate about it. So doesn't if you don't want telling the listeners like tell me like one story that it'd be able to see the magazine. Like, I mentioned the queens of Rica story, which is the one that, that stick to my mind. But did you have like a favorite or? Or one that you like talk about it is like it's like choosing between a vase, I think one. How to choose? I reckon, the queens of Ray guy. Yes, I agree. An out also say the photo story by Sebastian Franck has actually talk her because he has travelled around eastern Europe for last few years documented drag culture in different cities. And I felt like that was quite an important one because it shows dry culture and not only drug culture as we see through polls. Maybe which is like, you know, young beautiful drag queens. You know, just openly doing their thing, and sometimes, but like he's also documenting the more challenging part and drag wins who've done this for like fifty years, for example, which I find really interesting. I have a curiosity about lot, visit said that much about the country, the print media scene to Lotfi is kind of a growing market, or is it going through some difficulties? I'm just curious which type of newspapers and magazines the Latvians reading in general. Eight is I would say probably like everywhere else that in some ways, it's going down. The weekly gusty Mike Sanchez still there by print media as we created. I guess is definitely in decline of financial support for is in decline while it's quite hard to kinda get support for it for a lot of our competitors. I guess on us as well. But I think it's like in London. It's about creating something that you wanna keep instead of throwaway on, that is also there is equally appealing to people, so that is, essentially what we tried to do to create a piece, you want to keep, and send just read once away, because I think people don't want to spend money on. Starring things anymore. So, but it's the same as here, I would say, and of course, I presume you planning free, she three already. So. And I do perhaps, because I have to tell our listeners. So choose out now. And can you know, besides buying shops can they go to your website and order from there, of course? I and I mentioned earlier. So we do work with Surbiton London. So we have you can find this and our words, Michael, char, and the, I guess, magazine shops in London on also, you can get it through our website, which is just mind come, and you can find a sense grams, who are quite easy to find. Luckily and for issue three I guess we are working on it. I don't want to say too much about it, yet, just in case it changes because we are commissioning for the moment. So, but it will be a different kind of thing. I personally definitely want to focus, I guess, women, and they're all in eastern European society, because I feel with this whole kind of post-soviet publicity that has been going on. Last five years. And it's kinda died down now but I feel like would definitely seen the post-soviet man like the guy in the style. That's come with fashion. But we haven't heard a lot about the women and their role and especially inciting. Ow. So that's kind of bit what we're gonna focus on, but doing too much more look forward for the future issues. Congratulations. And thank you so much for coming here to the staff. There was another Sova there from Jessica magazine. That's it for this week's show might tanks or editor Nora who'll if you have any comments Aquarius, feel free to write to me analyst by shake at F B at, Monaco dot com. And remember, we're back next Saturday at the same time. And of course you can always listen again at Monaco dot com. I tunes Spotify whatever you get your podcast from, but before we go a little song for you. Let's hear from Latvian Brazilian singer loud result. Oh, we funny girl you've been listening to the stack. I'm finan it was to share and to next time it's goodbye from me. And. Major live every ten. My heart. The. Anna.

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068 | Ravenous

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

12:25 min | 1 year ago

068 | Ravenous

"Our world is full of the unexplainable. And if history is in open book, all of these amazing tales right there on display just waiting for us to explore. Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities. Some people have a calling a famous musician might be drawn to the guitar at a young age sparking along and prolific career a bestselling authors. Penchant for telling stories might one day land her books on a million bookshelves all over the world for fishermen Frank Samuelsen and George harbor. Oh, they're calling was the open sea. Well, the open sea and ten thousand dollars is he both men were born in Norway in the latter. Half of the nineteenth century and joined the merchant marines in their youth. They sailed all over the world together as they serve their country, but took particular liking to the east coast of the United States, specifically Jersey City, New jersey after they'd completed their tours both men made their homes in New Jersey where they built quiet lives for themselves. Trawling for clams up and down the coast, surprisingly digging for clams did not prove to be as glamorous as it sounded and soon Franken jor. Found themselves wanting more they missed the wind in their faces and the salt in their hair the opportunity for action around every corner. It was just before the turn of the century George stumbled upon something that would catapult them back into what they loved he'd been reading popular men's lifestyle magazine called the national police gazette when he came across an open letter from the magazine's publisher a man named Richard FOX, then it FOX offered anyone. Brave enough to row across the Atlantic Ocean. A prize of ten thousand dollars that's over a quarter of a million dollars in today's currency. This was it just the thing to get them out of their rut and find their true purpose. Again, the men quickly set to work building their majestic skiff, which they dubbed the FOX after their intended beneficiary they drain their savings accounts. Constructing the eighteen foot rowboat out of oak and south jersey. Pine fitting it with two benches several watertight compartments for supplies and rail along the bottom in case it tipped over. They didn't take a lot with them other than the food. They brought with them. The men carried only what they needed to navigate and steer including a compass. Sextant ORs and special suits made of oilskins if you've ever seen the image of a fisherman on a box of frozen fish sticks. You'll know what oil skins are George and Frank left New York bright and early on the morning of June sixth eighteen ninety six from there. They rode for fifty five days over thirty two hundred nautical miles to Great Britain covering on average about fifty miles per day, and boy were their arms tired national police gazette publisher, Richard FOX method duo in Paris at the dinner held in their honor. Where he presented each of them with a gold medal to Mark their journey. Conspicuously? Absent though, were the ten thousand dollars. He'd promised them for some reason that didn't bother George and Frank they used their fifteen minutes of fame to go on a lecture tour around the world talk. About how they had built their boats in accomplish their feet. It was the TED talks of their time. However, it was on their return trip home when trouble arose like a rogue wave. Now, one might have thought that a journey of almost thirty two hundred miles in a rickety old row boat would have helped them to overcome any problem thrown their way and sure they had their fair share. But nothing that couldn't be overcome with a little elbow grease and some ingenuity they battled forty foot waves. Heavy rains of waited collision with an iceberg and countless other perils on their voyage. So it's no surprise that. When it came time for the men to return to the United States, they decided to let someone else do the sailing George and Frank as well as their famous, robots boarded a steamship home. The idea was to give their exhausted arms arrest after such a long and arduous journey. Unfortunately, fates had other ideas, just as the steamer reached Cape Cod. It ran out of coal, George and Frank were stuck with no idea as to win they'd be able to get moving again. But they. Weren't too bothered by it because they had a plan. They did what no one else on the ship was prepared for they located their trustee. Robots lowered it into the water and then settled in for the most enjoyable activity possible, they rode themselves home. This episode of cabinet of curiosities was made possible by ZipRecruiter the hiring used to be hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes, and confusing review process. But today hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it all done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash curiosities. Ziprecruiter is powerful they send your job posting to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invite them to apply to your job as the applications come in ZipRecruiter analyzes each one and spotlights the top candidates. So you never miss a great match. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at my exclusive web address, ZipRecruiter dot com slash curiosities. If you love this podcast show, your support for it's end ZipRecruiter by going to ZipRecruiter dot com slash. Curiosities? That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash curiosities. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Some talents have a universal appeal. A good musical performance of beautiful painting, a functional and inspiring architectural design. These are things that almost everyone. Can appreciate other talents though, are a bit less. Mainstream base it at the edges and while the few people might find them interesting. The vast majority of the world is either disinterested. Unprepared or both in the case of one man. It might be easier to say that his skill was simply not their Cup of tea or slice of cake. But will you'll get the idea in a moment? The world had never seen someone quite like terrar-, and they certainly weren't ready for him. He was born in France in the seventeen hundreds and from the very beginning. Everyone could tell he was different. It wasn't an his looks or the way he spoke. It was how his stomach was kind of a bottomless pit. By the time. He was a teenager. He could easily eat his weights in beef each day and somehow never gained pound his mouth could stretch wider than average and people who knew him at the time described his figure as of all things skinny however his appetite was so grand his family couldn't afford to feed him that meant that. They couldn't afford to keep him either. And just like that terrar- was on his own. He didn't starve though to be honest. It wasn't a challenge for someone with a talent for stuffiness face to find work as a sideshow act you fell in with a group of street performers who kept him fed and quickly exploited. His outrageous metabolism. Audiences. Didn't just want to see him eat hundreds of pounds of steak and chicken, though, a man with the iron stomach began very in his diet with less edible additions, including rocks. Corks and live animals, if he could fit it in his mouth, he ate it and got paid pretty well to do it too. Unfortunately, he also paid for it. You see terrar- was a notoriously foul smelling individual who ran into serious intestinal troubles because of his sideshow work after a particularly long hospital. Stay he realized he needed to do better for himself and his stomach so he joined the French military, but although his newfound sense of purpose should have been enough to sustain him. He became just a sick not eating as he did when he was it was while he was wandering around the bases medical ward win military, scientists decided to perform some tests on terrar- incredible appetites, they realized that when his enormous stomach was empty it became. Came perfect way of transporting messages to imprison soldiers across enemy lines. If only they trained him a little better before sending him out into the field. You see it didn't take long for terrar- to be spotted and captured soon after he was being questioned about his reasons for being there terrar- naive and afraid told them all about the box in his stomach that contained notes. So they chained him to toilets and waited patiently for his. Deposit. If only it had been worth, the wait. The message said nothing nothing that meant anything of a great deal to the enemy nor the imprisoned soldier the entire ordeal had been nothing more than a test to see whether his gut would be a viable way of smuggling information in the long term. Terrar- was eventually released a France where he resumed his civilian life searching for food wherever he could find it. And he was sick of it. He'd been studied and exploited and all it had gotten him was the torture of an upset stomach soon after he checked himself into a local hospital in hopes of a cure. It couldn't live with this affliction any longer. Unfortunately medicine at the time just wasn't very advanced and treatments consisted of filling his insides with elicit drugs to see how they performed but nothing helped. Terrar- spent his nights wandering the halls looking for something to eat. He branched out from his usual fare of everyday objects and started eating off menu. He drank patients blood and limbs in the morgue, sometimes he escaped and feasted on the entrails discarded behind butcher shops or stray dogs and cats in the neighborhood one day of fourteen month old child went missing. And although terrar- was never accused of anything outright. It was enough to have him evicted from the hospital years later terrar- would find himself back there. One last time as a corpse doctors tried performing an autopsy on him, but they didn't get too far the odor coming off of his body. Simply made a full examination, all but impossible. Now, any number of things could have killed the man who literally eight everything in his path after all his gigantic stomach was riddled with countless infections caused by his strange dining habits. But no terrar- wasn't undone by rocks or corks or even human limbs. It wasn't cats or dogs or all those rotten butcher cast-offs. No. The man who seemed to be able to eat anything without consequence died of something entirely unrelated taking his reputation for an iron stomach with him to the grave completely intact. So what did kill the man who seemingly could consume anything? He wanted. To Burke, yellow sus, a sickness known through popular culture by a very different name. Consumption. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities podcast dot com. The show was created by me Aaron mckie in partnership with how stuff works I make another award winning show called Lor which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of Lor dot com. And until next time stay curious.

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Thanksgiving Is Gonna Look a Little Different This Year | Melissa Corbin

Millennial Money

41:51 min | 6 d ago

Thanksgiving Is Gonna Look a Little Different This Year | Melissa Corbin

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This episode is all about giving yourself permission a permission slip to change the rules this year. And do the version of thanksgiving that you can a afford and beef feel comfortable with twenty twenty has taught us all to embrace a new money mindset. i want you to embrace a new. Mindset this thanksgiving some lesser shooters your thanksgiving guide on this episode. She's a tennessee. Based freelance food and travel journalist sharing stories of folks who care about their world's future she's been published in some of the top magazines and sites including travel channel. Usa today food away magazine lonely planet and so many other so sit back and enjoy this fun conversation about turkey. Sweet potatoes giving gratitude thanksgiving history and find out the right way to pronounce one of america's favorite desserts. You know we're talking about like thanksgiving this year. Obviously twenty twenty being a whole jump ball. You know what is thanksgiving. Look like. they're just so many articles about what do you do for thanksgiving do differently not do differently and i was really thinking like this year. I think you really can give yourself permission to change the rules to change menu to change how you do it and to do it just a different way so just wanted to kind of start off like what is. What is your thanksgiving. Look like for this year. Are you making any any changes. Well my thanksgiving has always been fairly simple Sometimes my sister will come into town. She won't be this year but typically it's just me and my mother and daddy So as far as the guest list goes. It's not much different I will say. I get tickled hearing everybody. Talk about their their zoom meetings and the guy that just got fired burks themselves on his name but i kinda cracked up. You know best. Forget your pants. Want that on. Call right. But i definitely want to get on my soapbox just for one second promise. It won't take yes no no. Don't jump up there. The as you know in a lot of my friends and Readers no. I am a farm girl and so. I'm always trying to advocate for the farmer and this whole entire year You know of course. The and virtual chat have have been named. I want people to understand that. But mary person that has probably raise. Your food. probably doesn't even have access to that So out here in the country. While i have good internet service my parents can barely pick up a signal on their phone where they are because we kinda get lifted left out of that conversation sometimes about cell towers and that sort of thing so just You know and just beyond that there. So many people are are not able to afford internet. And i think you know the whole school system being on them and everything. It's just it's a delicate subject. So i've got enough of those lay from that that That high high mountain top. I just came off. No i think that's a really important point because that's something that that we don't think about a lot. I mean i. I don't you know it's it's kind of sad to say but i don't spend a lot of time thinking about necessarily where my food originally came from. And i think that's something that i need to actually think about more from from a different perspective but we kind of lose sight of that like specifically. We're talking about something about thanksgiving. We just think about this big table full of food. But we don't think about the origins of that food. That's right well and you know you hear it a million times over the hand that fed in that sort of thing so but it it just a valid conversation to have that. It's not just about the. I know we're gonna talk about turkey a lot today. I'm sure and so it's not just about you know who raised your turkey. What's going on in that farmers life and that that farmers family That's very different from say a main strain conventional conversation about where you're coming from so And that being said you know. I mean my favorite things that i have been doing during the pandemic is to Right random thank you note to People that i know no matter what their walk ideas i send one or two out every day and it kinda helps give keep me kind of positive and i think that that might be instead of going around the table saying what you're thankful for this year which by all means the more gratitude the the better but hat at each place setting Leave a couple of blank. Thank you note and you know. Maybe that's something the family can do around the table. That year is to to take a little time. Say over dessert or something like that to write random bankcards or somebody. Whether it's like me off work or that we know or like that. Yeah i think that's a great idea. I think incorporating gratitude is always such a great way to do this. I know a lot of friends who like typically do a friendsgiving have some sort of elements like that and they've talked about like how they can move that virtually and i'm i'm just curious you know as a as a food expert. What are some of the ways if someone does do with like a virtual thanksgiving like is her way to really cultivate community and have that essence of like sharing a meal. If you're doing it virtually are. Are there some of these. These tips are are ways that you may be bridged that gap a little bit That's a very good question. You know like i say i'm not the biggest thing under the whole words will anymore. I mean i. It's it's definitely car of Reality right now. But i don't know about you but i love getting mail. I love getting like what you know. Handwritten something other and especially since our mail carriers. Have you know. They've had to fight the good fight this season. Maybe you're thinking. Oh this to them as far as incorporating community like you were saying but if if we're gonna talk about you know like trying to gauge and using a virtual thanksgiving i think it would be wonderful to use social media platforms to do say alive. Thank you to the people that you love and have a given to you throughout the year. I think that that would be wonderful. I like that idea. Yeah i know even in my own family. I have a pretty small family. And we haven't seen a lot of each other this year specifically because we're all in los angeles where there are running high covid rates and you know it complicates the the subject even more because thanksgiving is actually my mom's birthday so i'm and so it's It's interesting when you start talking about getting for us. There will be seven people plus three year old together and bring your own. Yes i only right. And so it's it's an interesting conversation of who's willing to do what to do it in the safest way you know. I know i was reading this vice article the other day talking about It gave like this whole long of excuses of what to say to your family members. If you either decide to knock a home because of kovin or maybe you got laid off and you were furloughed. And so money's an issue or you know you don't want to talk about politics with your family this year but generally it was like all of these things to say and i think it just brings up like such a good point that this year really is you know as i was saying to my family. This is different year. This isn't what we were dealing with last year two years ago. Have all these different scenarios going on and so we really have to think about this differently. Which is always interesting when you're dealing with family whether they're willing to do that or not. Right at goodness. What a great excuse you have if you don't wanna go home. I'm not that person. I i love mama and daddy so much you know. There's a certain amount of grace that comes with with this season in our lives. And when i say that season i was. I'm talking about twenty twenty and Bonding the grace. That it's given us and giving yourself the good to go easy on your smell. Yeah yeah yeah. I think that's. That's so very true. And i know i've heard from a lot of friends that who are deciding to meet. Maybe just stay with their pot of people or or their partner. This thanksgiving and but they're doing thanksgiving. They never done before. And they're they're freaking out a little bit about this so you know. I just curious like you know how does someone who's never done a thanksgiving before. Like is there an approachable affordable way to go about it support for millennia. Money is brought to you by manscaping. Who is the best. In men's below the waist grooming manscaping offers precision engineered tools for your family jewels. 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'cause i mean he doesn't need you know some chicken or in this case turkey stopped for the sole right total I take the the gym blitz and turn it into a patch say So you know trying to make use of all of the bird but if you don't wanna do the bird. I don't take him kata or where i've Just bought a small package of turkey. Cutlets impounded out. Just like you would check in with the capers and the butter which is delicious. I've done that several times But you know with all about the sides to and you can make a very affordable meal out of just a couple of god or example. I just got done before. We hopped on this call of making a fermented cranberry relish that. I will be serving on my thanksgiving table and one of the many reasons. I've been for years but more so this year because we need those immunity builders. Yeah oh got bought. You know the viruses that are going around. I mean i know. It's not a cure for covid. But it certainly will keep you healthy if you ever worthy you know contract. That's what i'm going on. How do you. How do you ferment. It a couple of different ways. But when i making cranberry firm yet i start with a store. Bog kipper Kinda like women a. But usually i'll have injured and that gives it a kick start and you know i. I just kind of pulse. The cranberries my reprocessor processor. With some apples presentiment stick in there. You use your creativity but the main thing is air. Can't hit it. So either you weighted down with them distill water on talk or you wanna those fun little permit and deal whereas in a mason jar. And it's got the airlock on it. Just like how you ferment. For wine Just so you keep that the air off of it And then you know store in a refrigerator that can last as long as you want it to It's it's forever good because it's got live cultures in it and that's true for any The other thing that. I'm excited about right now. I just did a story about sweet potatoes for a looks lifestyle magazine which is based in charlotte but they have distribution up and down the entire eastern z. Gourd on are things. I learned i. I really worked closely with north carolina. Slink tatum commission or compatible word. Learn that there's a sweet made. They are the largest north carolina that is the largest producer of sleep opinions. You're in the grocery stores and Yes yes yes and you know. There's all kinds of varieties and by the way not big can be with yams totally different. We have to talk about this for a second. Because i actually don't know the difference though really you honestly have to break this down for me. Well and of course you know when the story is released. Which should they soon. I'm sure we can put the link in your in your show notes but so Yeah i am is a lot two years then. A sweet potato And and they they look different But How do i describe this. But the weight orange colored vegetable you've been enjoying is actually the sweet potato but the redskins sweet potatoes are yams and there's a blue million different types of them So you're gonna get a yam Which is going to be imported to the us from. Say the caribbean for example. Is it kirby in a caribbean while. We're for a lot of mysterious. Yeah right but Either of them are loaded with Nutrition and especially during this time of year. And you know. I knew this but i found that quite interesting. I recently did a story about Soul food and what people think of soul food. The you know the the heavy fried chicken north thing actually celebration food so during that time the enslaved people would would keep that kind of food for very special occasion but they they lived on sweet potatoes with one of the things that they live off of. Because it was so tree and of cour- she'll you'll see how that sweet potato had taken on a new life form wherever you go in the united states and yeah i mean it's on every menu right sweep enterprise probably are on almost every menu competing with regular french fries and i find people either love them or they don't love them right but you know when when you're on a budget They're very failing And in this story. That i did. I talk about all the different nutrients that they provide And they're also good. of course i'm no nutritionist. So let's just might be disclaimer. But i have talked to some nutritionists and a one of the Great things about potatoes is that they Help a diabetic keeping those sugars from my no marshmallows. Thank bama turn it off and story i. I worked with the board with a couple of their shafts. And so i've got all kinds of recipes i can therefore you That beyond you know the the thing that we associate with sweet potatoes at thanksgiving and is the is the classic sort of thanksgiving sweet potato dish. Is that one with marshmallows or did we just sort of evolve that over time. I think that's a southern thing that probably the third come on like was just be on it. It's just like that. Oh what is that thing that y'all eat we call it in broza but O on the west coast. What is it called. Pro strong is salads high. Not elliott always. Call it in the mid west. So what do i know. Well the mid west. Y'all got you got the corner on the market of the canned cream of mushroom soup base. Yes i love it. i'm not i'm not. i'm not Poking bad at all. Now i have gotten to where i will make like a homemade to right cream of mushroom soup but doesn't opinion so what are some other side dishes that particularly if if you're doing this the first time or if you are on on a bit of a budget what are some of the things that you can. You can whip up the that. Could you can even wow yourself well and you know on the subject as a freelance journalists right now. I am totally on a budget because Well i have tended to a small garden this year. I mean i always do but So like back in the early ball. I planted A method green. So i've collard and kale and then over at mom and dad's house they've got some turn of grains and mustard greens so any type of cruciferous. Green is going to be another another option to help. Keep yourself healthy during the season. But it's also really inexpensive even if you have to go bottom you're from the grocery store They're just so inexpensive. And so birsh all you can do all kinds of things with them with the callers can even Kind of do a quick steam on them and used the I don t know there Stuffed grape leaves You if you don't want like the traditional collards that people think of that been sued down with the meat and all of that I will probably do a massage. Kale salad kind of like a caesar salad. But with Where you put the kale in it and say ziplock bag or if you want to be a little bit more conscious simply i get a bowl as people you know. I'm just giving different option a little bit of childlike and some lemon juice and you just like misogynists what it is massage because some people can't colorado state you know. Kale is very that some people don't like to eat it as he is. But if you massage it it breaks down those walls in the in the Great and then. Of course you can dress it like either with the parm and all that Wait say am. I make it. Oh so with the turn of grain. You've got the turn-up that you can roast with the sweet potatoes Kind of layered. You know The like barely thin at the mouth with a little bit of rosemary and thyme these are all really great option. That are inexpensive. Of course you know. Everybody likes mac and cheese and stuff it or by the way we call it great great things. Let's see in areas like wisconsin and minnesota and michigan all up Like on the borders. You'll find a lot of wild rice. And and i've been that region you might. You might catch a little bit of some wild rice stuffing for example That sounds good. Yeah yeah like it and and what about I mean everyone's favorite topic. Let's just be real as desert. Yeah no what are some desserts like you can just you can just pull off. I mean obviously you can go to the store and buy something but if us a little creativity on this on this podcast you know what what are some of the things you can you can make even if you feel like. Oh god i cannot bake anything right right well and you know Personally i have been on a a kind of a self para kick during the pandemic and Inc white while some diet end of it self care of you so you might see on my thanksgiving table for example Cranberry grenada who Where you take the juice of those primaries and maybe put a little bit of dry cranberry in there as well And if you don't know about grenada is so easy You essentially take juice and put it in a in a small shallow pyrex pan or something like that. Put it in the freezer and every fifteen minutes or so. You're going to take a fork. You've gonna rake it through. So it doesn't turn into a solid piece is going to be kind of like a fleshy and the mixologist world. You'll hear it called a red rooster. So they'd be a little bit of alcohol involved does saying we respect something here. Well and then the other thing is if you don't spike it before you're freezing it off. You can certainly use that grenada then to be put in a coup glass and portable bit of champagne on pa. Yeah but it but if you want something. A little. Bit heartier and more indulgent Of course as potato pumpkin pie aren't she's gonna com high or in kentucky. You'll see like the derby pie on there and by the way you can't there's a. It's one of the foods that trademark is the derby pa derby pot that's a whole nother long conversation it basically a baton pie with chocolate chip in it. But there's a whole bunch more to that let's say what l. desert. So you always do say a dessert of cheese and fruit. Which would be something very simple. Why not yeah you know and again you can always just go straight to like the champagne for dessert. I mean i am not below that at all right exactly and you know i mean after eating a heavy meal like what we're talking about something. Light like grenada. It is i. I say a cranberry Sorbet would bigger nights. You know that sounds good. Yeah i mean we're thinking about like making the new rules this year and changing it up and even the idea that you know if you're going to eat thanksgiving by yourself or with your partner or whoever may be. It doesn't even have to be the same food that you eat in the past. Like if you if you make a killer resort or a whatever the heck you wanna do you do it you know. I think that's what's gonna be fun about this year and and those those long believes that you have to like gain five pounds at thanksgiving invent after you eat it. Yeah you can change that this year. That's what i think is is Is so interesting and exciting. I think 'cause i i really don't like to feel stuff to the point of needing to dislike turn in bed and i'll see you tomorrow morning like maybe when i was younger but anymore it's like has just not appealing to me. You know i love it. You bring up. resented also Think about this a for thanksgiving tradition. Because i the first thanksgiving There there was a lot of seafood on that table. Because of course if you think about where the first thanksgiving was it was on the eastern coast so you could certainly turn that risotto in to talk about traditional. You can top that with your seafood of choice. The first thanksgiving it was monthly. Oysters and other shellfish Like muscles and whatnot but you can easily make renzo And put a either shrimp or say like a flaky. Piece of fish on top of it that had been dressed. And maybe some rose or something to give that deal. I think given the yeah i happen to make killer risotto so i am all about the risotto recipes. I just. I don't know if you know the history but that's really interesting that the first thanksgiving was like seafood. Based do you know where it made that shift into what we now know. Is the thanksgiving meal. Well that's a good question and i would you know. I don't know this to be certain but just with my research with that soul food conversation that we were having Safer example mac and cheese mac and cheese was Something that was developed by Jefferson's chef. He had that over to europe to learn to make -ality foods that he enjoyed any came back and so not only and cheese was made from perhaps and when the the great migration happened dr slavery slavery was abolished. You'll see All of those foods kind of permeating the united states. Like if you go up into chicago area. You'll you'll see a lot of a lot of foods that kind of morphed what what the As far as the how it turned. Of course there was turkey on the table But it would have been a what we now. Call heritage bird This story i did for thirty. usa went. I'll give you the link to that as well to put up on your show knows but The first turkey here in the united states was a breed known as the drawn turkey and pretty much every turkey that we know today. Come from that. That breed really. Wow so the breath that white that you'll see like a birth butterball turkey for example is A descendant of that bron heritage birds. so yeah Take apology kind of my jam. I talk about this bird out on it all day. i love it. It's fascinating because we back to the beginning. I mean thinking about where all this food came from. I think it's just it's really interesting conversation and something we don't think about. We just think about what's sitting on the table in front of us that we want to devour from the store right right it just magically showed the score and and now we're here to eat it another thing to talk to you about you know. We spoke a little bit about gratitude during those handwritten note cards. But i'm also thinking about how giving back maybe we'll play into this to the sinks giving particularly because people have been furloughed lost jobs. Been sick you know that sort of thing and maybe there's somebody in your family who lost a job or or sick or maybe a friend that you know but i think this year really opens up the opportunity of thinking about thanksgiving in. Maybe a more proactive way than than we have in in our past. I'm curious what you think about that. Well there you. The easy breezy ways to do that is you know. Give money but Of course sometimes people are a little bit too too proud to take money But there are other ways you can. You can help out someone. That's that's lost their job or whatnot for example. I can't imagine being a single mom right now and having to pay the kids go to work all of that kind of stuff at once so offers them free babysitting services to vote like that Or for say that elderly. That scared to death that they're gonna catch. Kobe perhaps offer to do the grocery shopping for them or Anyone that lost their job. They still have to get the yard cut and that kind of thing. So pay a month's worth of of yard services Another thing that connects back to my conversation about Farmers agrarian culture Now as they're winding up their season and a lot a lot of the us They're looking toward what they're csl is gonna be like lash next year evening and of course if you don't know what it is community supported agriculture and they farmers depend on Money on the front and to be able to raise the crops that you're gonna start you know Enjoying say when protocol so why not seek out your favorite farmer in your area then not only by a fiesta from them because you're supporting them because they always get hit harder than the rest of time. Well i shouldn't say it just happened to be but What is it that president kennedy said once that the farmer is the only business that buys retail sales wholesale. So i buy an extra csa for someone that either you know or maybe the farmer has identified and go ahead and prepaid for that person to have a years worth of food. Come into them once a month or once a week or however there. Csi model is built at home. Wow i think that's such a grenade and like those are such unique ways to think. Thanksgiving i think. Third degree yeah. I'm sorry. I would be remiss if i did not plugged my my fellow. Journalists branch deplete described the blog to newspapers For me i like her. My local paper. Which is the leaf chronicle. And you know they're they're always having sales on their Paper subscriptions and it helps us out because the papers are getting money. Guess who gets to write for them. Help us a throughout blog. Now you got you gotta take it when you have. It are almost thought it would be fun to end this episode and normally do it but to do a little fun adult mad. Libs like thanksgiving edition. So if you're game for okay okay. So i i need a verb go with eight completed talking about food so much he okay. What about a part of the body Oh i don't know let's go through it foot Cameras skip a couple of these. Let's go to An adjective adjective. Which oh gosh. I feel bad about saying this would ugly ugly okay and what about a plural noun marshmallows marshmallows. Okay and An adverb laughingly laughingly okay and a plural noun. Oh god something that. I brought up earlier because it's been part of my focus this year. Let's go with towns towns. Okay yeah i've been. I've been trying to drop the lb girl okay. We got two more noun turn. Oh because this this this time has been nuts. Let's go with all right and A verb ending. And i n g in g getting getting okay all right. So here's what we yet. It's that special time of year when we gather together to eat ourselves silly and give thanks that the football game is on later so no one has to actually talk to one. Another sounds familiar. Here's a menu for today's dysfunctional family. Feast we've got baked ugly potatoes with many marshmallows. Okay and a healthy dose of embarrassment as your mom laughingly says. Aren't you still trying to lose a few pounds. Sweetie sounds like something that happens in a lot of my momma. She encouraging. That's fantastic. But i've heard it happened. Yes so then. We've got we're gonna finish off. The meal. Was some nut pie with a scoop of relief that you have another year until the next thanks getting i love it. So we're gonna have some of those ugly potatoes topped with with marshmallows. And i'm looking forward to some nut pie derby we talked about or if the car and say that my friends that are not in the south you pay in a can you eat at the con. Okay i am so hungry after this episode. Which is a few more days until thanksgiving. I hope you've been inspired to create some new traditions this year. Just blow up. The old ones and remember thanksgiving isn't about the food. It's about the thanksgiving. You can learn more about melissa website corporate in the dell dot com and on instagram at mel corbin. And i'm also going to be sharing some of her thanksgiving focused articles and all of those yummy sweet potato recipes in the show notes. So be sure to head there as always thank you so much for being dedicated listener of this show please share millennial money with friends and family members that you know that would dig it as well and as always you can head to our show. Notes for all the links mentioned in this episode and links to all of our sponsors. Have a great thanksgiving Hey you yes you before you go. We want to say thanks for listening to this. Episode of millennial money for other links tags. And as you've heard on today's episode check out the show notes or go to m money. Podcast dot com. Will you'll find more episodes to share with your friends while you're at it. Leave us a review and make sure to subscribe wherever you listen so you don't miss out on all the money tips and tricks that will take you from a millennial regular to a millennial money expert. 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#2031: Tickling the Electrons

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#2031: Tickling the Electrons

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You see I'm a colorectal surgeon. Colorectal and as most good mechanics and many of my colleagues know from Experience Performing Your Research Wall sitting on the John is an outstanding way to produce the most Gargantuan Roy? Since y'all suggested on the yeah I have seen my business grow phenomenal. In fact I'd be a little medical research study to see if I can tell the make and model of a patient's car by the size of his hemorrhoids. Anyway I can't thank you and help with my business. Should you ever need any duff remodeling? I would be pleased to offer you my services at automotive mechanics rates sincerely, Dr Phillip Dean. Somewhere in Cyberspace Phil. I'm glad that it worked out. Well, we try to help out anywhere and you never know what the unintended consequences could be. That it opens up a whole new world of makes our show. So dangerous. WanNa talk about your rear end on the other part of. Our number's eight eight car talk. That's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello you're on car talk. Hi Guys it's just Julieta in Mount Kisco. New York. Juliette was a J. R. D. J. U. L. I. E. T. A. From from where now Kisco? New York. So what's up? Well, the reason I'm calling you is. Own Jewish and I was named after two grandmothers Julia and etta name is Juliana Goldstein. Dot Com a combination does that. To tell you. I know. It just doesn't sound right now I'm sorry. Okay. That's all right. I'm sorry to. Be So let's up. Okay. Well, I have a boyfriend who has is really old Toyota Camry ten years old when he every part my driveway, which is kind of on an incline he can't restart it again and he swears it's my driveway and I swear that it's his car and he has this wacky theory that if he disconnects one of the cable to the battery and gives it a rest and disturbs the arc or some such thing he tried to now. alchemy and stuff. Like this wizard hat when he I just say get rid of the car and I said it looks like there's a little corrosion here and he goes, oh no no, that's nothing and like I want to know is this like a really old battery and is it the battery and now he says Yes to park on the street where it's level but when he tried to start It again and and nothing happened the lights did kind of flesh on the dash like it was getting some juice. So when he parks in your driveway a, which is inclined yes. Inclined downward or upward the back end of the car is down does it make a difference? If flips the car around? So the back end is up only never tried that. Dr Right. So he drives up the driveway and he shuts off the engine and he comes into the house and stays for some period of time Yeah overnight maybe. Okay Possibly longer than that. Mechanical. Questions what we're just wondering does another. Sites. Like never more than like eighteen hours. What's the least it is the Lee what what a what a fee pox. For Twenty. Minutes will then start I. Yeah. Well, actually it's only happened twice, and since the second time he won't even try park in the driveway. So I don't know and so I'm on both occasions, it was an overnight affair. I should say you could say that late night late night and the next. The next morning who says it's an affair. I was the wrong choice of words. Unfortunate choice of words and I. Apologize. So, he comes out the next morning. He gets the KYW Tuesday key and absolutely nothing happens is that correct? Nothing what. Click With the inside on the dash that some of the lights are attempting to light up on how does he then get the car started? Well, one time we rolled it down onto the street when it was level and we waited awhile and he cursed a whole lot and then it started and the second time that this happened to. Any particular curse words that he? Used and is in the form of an incantation. But he just yell that's Dry. And if he Yeltsin enough you know Work with this. Is Not. One with the car. But when you say you rolled it out out of the driveway and he got it started. Did he is it a stick shift car now? No no, he just waited. Just, let it sit there in the street where it was level according to him the incline has something to do with the loss of power or the battery. Is Okay this this man is not making his living from anything scientific. I hope he's an attorney. That scientific. Frustrating him. That he can't find anyone to sue in. That is not that type anymore anymore all he used to be. Hated, it could just get this straight. When was the first time that this happened a couple of months ago was still springtime it wasn't cold. Okay. Would that be the first time he stayed over? No, it would not, and as a matter of fact, the first time it happened his kid with with him and he didn't stay over obviously all you just remember that I remember that the first time it was his daughter was there listening to him scream and yell at the car uh-huh so that was obviously a lot shorter. Hours. And so he's been driving this car for the past several months doing nothing about it was just to determine whether or not. It was the alternator battery that's at fault right and the Senate it's not the alternator. Time that he tried I don't care about the second. Keep your personal business. All the. He needs a battery. That's what I said He. He couldn't eat a battery might be he got a bad cable maybe as you pointed out, there's corrosion, but it's relatively simple to figure out. So so like he shouldn't sell the car and get another would know they should take it to the garage that he might find somewhere Mount Kisco Sonoko Mount Kisco. Yes you do. It's over there on Main Street. Okay. L. Street. So. Good Now and they'll test. My gut feeling is that he needs a starter motor. Okay. No no no. Breezy. Stick and start a motor. All right. You're right I don't. Know, what it is. Thank you. Stick with the stardom. Thank you. Juliette Yeah. One eight car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, you're on car talk today the New Mexico Fidel Yeah. You live in the entire state of New Mexico well, actually I live in California but I'm driving a truck and I happen to be in New Mexico right now. Hey. Okay Go. What's the question? Do you guys take a little something in the morning they help your happiness Yes. In fact, we're taking it as we speak. To talk about that later make. Anyways, anybody deal is I haven't ninety four Chevy pickup and he's got twenty two thousand miles on got the three, fifty, five, point seven, liter miles, twenty thousand you're always driving big trucks so you don't drive this thing. Yeah, exactly. I put one hundred and forty year I bake truck. So that doesn't leave much time for my pickup much when I come to a stop light or stop sign, it will periodically shudder but I mean it doesn't. It's not like a shedder it's almost like turn ignition off and you turn it back on and I mean you could see it fluctuates about like about fifty RPM on the tack and I mean it's hard and it seems to do it twice. But it runs smooth. I mean when you take off, there's no hesitation or anything like that it just doesn't it when you come to a stop sign. Or stoplight, right right right. Right. But otherwise when you're driving at high speed. It's never a problem. What you step on the gas it's it's gone right have you ever noticed that if you sit idling for a long time that you? Will Get. The shuttering to recur or perhaps get noxious fumes from the Tailpipe if you noticed that. You know when you start it, it has a smell but once it warms up once run for a couple of minutes as it goes away but you'd never leave it idling for extended periods of time. No No, I don't I don't do that. Okay. We're struggling here. Yeah. We're dying here for. His. We'll. We'll let you into our thought process his Holocaust. The thought process. That's with eating Mimi Mighty. The first question we're asking ourselves I think is is fuel related or is it electrical I? Don't think it's either you don't. Know well, it's fuel related. It is. It's one of them always those to think it is is a bad oxygen sensor. Do I do. I I don't think the oxygen sensor is sending the right data stream to the computer, and it's particularly apt to misbehave when the thing has been driven and then stopped, and then what it's doing is it's it's sending a signal that's telling, for example, the computer that the mixture is way too rich and what is it computer doing? It gets that signal it leaves out the mixture tremendously and causes the RPM to drop suddenly Birmingham, and you'll get that shudder. So. That's what I think is wrong with it So you need to take to your Chevrolet dealer all over you take it to and asked him to test the Oh to censor. Okay they can scan it if they want, they can put the machine on it, and my guess is the machine will tell them nothing but it may say if especially if they do it right after it's been driven, it may say Oh to censor out of range. I don't know what that means, but there's someone's taking it out of the oven I think it's like chickens Jerry free range free range to string range replaced the OH to center. That's our guests. Okay. Good luck. Keep that pedal to the metal. See. One eight What is the tar talk? That's Eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello. You're on car talk. Hi, this is molly from Pittsburgh. On well I haven't Ultima. That's giving me some problems. Scott about sixty, six, thousand miles. And whenever I'm driving it well off and on. Really. Whenever. I lead up the clutch. It sounds like. The sound of Cowbell. Like you're hitting a spoon against a coffee can. Cowbell. Kinda sounds like a cow. Muffled. Yeah, we'll book. Yeah. That's exactly and this happens as the clutch is somewhere between all the way down and all the way up. That's right. Coming up. It seems to be a little bit closer to. All the way up in all the way down you must be moving in order to get this in other words you can't. I'll bet you. I'll bet you'll leading the witness. If you sit there to traffic light and stepped on the clutch releases stepped on the clutch release of the noise It. Doesn't seem to do it like I tried to have my husband listened to the sound I'm sitting in the garage and I can't get it to make it. The engine running. Yes and you let the clutch in and out in and out and nothing happened nothing happened. How about if you try to accelerate faster from. If. You try to accelerate from a stop light as you letting the clutch up, you get the Boeing. If if you're trying to accelerate faster from a stop as opposed to gently is the sound more pronounced is at more likely to make it is a deeper does it change at all? It doesn't seem to it typically doesn't start until I've been in the car for. Three minutes yeah. I mean. My first inclination is that it's a motor mount because when you let the Clutch You're doing is you're asking the engine to turn the wheels basically. And as we know, every action has an equal and opposite reaction right? So as the shaft of the engine turns clockwise wants to turn the entire engine. That is the block of the engine counterclockwise. Okay, and the motor mounts of the to prevent that from happening. So you could have a bad motor mount. The motor mounts weren't there every time the car took off the motor would jump out from the hood. Go flipping down the road behind on the road side. I don't really need to worry about this at all. But I think that's I think that's what you have in the region you can't reproduce it. When you're stopped is that when you step on the clutch and let it out in, push it in again, you're not asking the motor to move the car because you don't gear right you might want to try the following. Okay. No. Insurance paid up. He says no okay. Forget it. Wally. It's been great. To tell her I want you to set the handbrake. Okay and put the thing in first gear but don't let the. We do this all the time in the shop. Window. What we would do as the follow, we'd set the handbrake and we would pull the before we did that we pulled up to a tree. So, that it couldn't move and then you would try putting the thing frisky and then let the clutch little bit a pay hopefully to the point where he just begins to engage. Then you'd hear the noise and I think it's it's either the aforementioned motor mounts. It's a loose joints on the front exhaust pipe as a flexible joint there and you hearing that then go. ooh. I'm voting for the motor out myself. Yeah. But but if you take it, someplace them where they have the courage to do this and and it's not that car. Insurance paid up. then. Into minutes. Okay. Gridlock Molly. Thanks guys. Thanks for your call by well tell me one look at you and I know it's time for a break from I. Mean I feel fine. Well, so did I I add one more. Break we'll be back in just a minute I was on Adele. Way. Rosen. You. Learn and shown cotton. Drove through. Guzzle. When the Lord and go. Travel down. A. Long. Live versions. A. All this search leads downside. So. And even though levitating yield's fall out of the air whenever the here say it this is NPR this message comes from car talk NPR sponsor better help the online counselling service dedicated to connecting you with a licensed counselor to help you. 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Now it's up came from a website rooks Huma page. Steven Wright is a very strange guy. This a few rightism `ISMs I'll just pick out a few here. I'm not afraid of heights I'm afraid of wits. Dog. Dog named him stay now I say comey stay. Spill spot remover on my dodd. Now. I stayed up all night playing poker with Tarot cards I got a full house and four people died. The sign said eight items less so I. Where does the? Low. Manas gone. Good, Stephen. Hope they let you out of the home soon. You may do his best word. Hey Look if you have a question about your car or anything else our number's one, eight, eight, eight, car talk that's five, five, two, eight, seven, two, hundred, eight, backwards. Aloe your. Quits now. Alot. Hi. This is Jeremy in Baltimore. Hi Jeremy. What's happened man well, my wife and I just had twin daughters and you name them after us well, actually no no. No. All right. So the girls have put us you know in in for a lifestyle change and we just went out to buy a station. And we were test driving Subarus and passats. And it sort of reminded me of a problem whenever I ride in a Volkswagen at least a new Volkswagen I get carsick. And I don't usually get carsick but I do in Volkswagen passats in the new Beatles you get just sick. Let me get distressed ours there the whole the whole thing I just get distressed I. Feel queasy uncomfortable. which point you do what? Well do you do recover for? Have you blown chunk. And would you? Know, I haven't I haven't been on a long trip in one and this has happened in Volkswagen's for how many years. I haven't written in too many Volkswagen spent the last couple of years. This is also have you do you have any friends with money who have like Mercedes? Because I am W I grew up my brother here I think it has to do with the dashboard. The plastic. That's what I suspected. Well, I think I have no evidence whatsoever. But in my humble opinion, I think that the whatever product they use in Germany for some reason, the German cars seem to have. A different smell exude some kind of of horrible poisonous volatile organic chemicals. Stuff probably. Isn't any more harmful than the stuff that you can't smell or at least isn't offensive to but I often especially in BMW's will get nauseous. There you go. That's probably made in. Germany too. Isn't it? What. that. What you know it, it's not true that the stuff is harmless because what's happening is the chemicals are coming out of this plastic. sublimating as we say, well, we don't realize is we have a golden opportunity now that we have sue everybody. Oh no no the reason they went to plastic dashboards was because of the danger inherent in the old fashioned metal dashboards you may remember from your youth but now that we have which people would die instantaneously and now they die slowly right slowly slowly. But. That because we have seat belts now in airbags, we can go back to meddle dashboards. We don't need these thing would be to put your plastic Jesus with the magnetic base. Yeah. I mean they ruined it for us if you could stick all kinds of stuff on a metal dash blah? Yes. Plastic boards came along and ruin that whole thing. The short answer is by the Subaru. That's what we did. Actually. Good. You did. PUKE. In. Every day. That would be the new appetizing slogan by a Subaru. It's better than puke every day. Subaru it's great. Great to. See. Jeremy thanks. Good. Luck. I have fun with your twins we will. One, eight, eight, car talk or one, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, low you're on car talk. Tonight from Leesburg Virginia. How are you? Sigrid? Yes S. I G. R. I D. Goodness. Gracious. You must have looked it up in the dictionary. So you know so like you said it so perfectly. So well, where are you from? Sigrid. I live in Leesburg Virginia Leesburg Virginia. Transplant it here for Munich Germany. Got It. Well, we figured that know mute, but we figured someplace in Germany. Sigrid I am fine. Thank you and hopefully after I talk to you, I will be even better how long ago did you get transplanted dirty eighty years ago? Taking. Well so so Make. My you're still trying to escape bring home. As long as I go home once a year. All right. That's all right. Yes. So what's up? I have this Altima Nissan Ultima that I got from my daughter. Bless her heart. A. Da hit a ones but other than that. She has had no problem dear her yes. Well, it's interesting. Is Such an animal lover that there's no way she could hit the deal. Of course. To. Be the DSP. Tree. A little bit we'll. STONEWALL. That came alive and it headed right for me So. What problems are you having? Well, Tom This is the strangest thing. I took it in for an old change to a local gas station here. and. after I. picked it up from the all change about two or three weeks. Later I noticed the oil light came on only when I stepped on the brakes though and very short, and then it went off again. So. a friend of mine her husband checked it out and he said own almost don't have any oil and see exactly what I was GonNa tell you oil right so I did that and he said you know you may when you take it in for you a next oil change half the guys check it for a League he said you may have a league shouldn't have been that low. And up until that time, it had never used any oil know. How many miles are it about a hundred and seven thousand? So I took it in for my old chain. was. Do. Again. And the guy and I said, you know by the way when you go through with the oil change that there might be a little league and their mind checking that out, you should know. So he calls me back and he said be found the oil leak and the total repair bill is seven hundred and forty two dollars and thirty cents. He fixed it. No No. That was the estimate he said it will be seven, hundred and forty two dollars. Let's see at a dollar a quart you can buy seventy, seven, hundred, forty, two, and a half quarter. German mind went for. I said to him no, don't do that. What did he find for seven hundred, forty, two dollars The timing cover and the front seal are leaking up and he wants to change the timing. Chain the tension or the seals the whole thing, and that's about five hundred and sixty dollars. Parts saw roughly maybe a hundred and ten dollars and that's that's probably close to the right price. Okay. So the question is, should we go for it right? Yeah. But we get the chronology right your friend who noticed that you had low oil. Filled it up for you. Yeah. And how long has it been since that Philip about two or three weeks and it and it took many weeks before the oil level went from full to write down to courts. Right. So let's say you you are leaking oil at the rate of a quarter every five hundred miles I think there's a -servative number. Yeah, and it might continue at that level for quite a while right so you could leave it and just continue to add oilers. My brother says you can add seven hundred and forty two and a third quarter. And oppy retired by the time I use up to seven hundred dollars, well, his his the only flaw in that logic. Is that the oil leak could get a lot worse without your knowing it until it's too late. and. Here's when it's GonNa leak leak when you take a trip of two hundred miles with it, right? It will be you check it every day you're driving eight miles a day. Now, I'm driving about forty miles forty miles a day meal liar. But one day you will one day you will take a trip of two hundred miles. An will sees the engine because you will have run out of oil. And that's the danger if you're planning to keep the car for the long haul. I do plant. Did you should fix it? You should fix it. Okay. Well I I'm GONNA have to. Before you do it before you spend the seven hundred and forty to fifty cents I would take a trip to your local parts store. And look on the shelves you. Find all kinds of jars. Back sweaty guys and look for something that says on it fast. Fast, fast, and then read the small print and make sure that it says stops oil leaks fast, and there are things that things fast as well. You don't want those. You just want the one that says stops oil leaks fast, and it'll tell you the poor quarter of this in your toilet are in your car and your engine or. Well, port. And give it a try give it a try because sometimes those things work and you may be the one person thousand for him. It's GonNa Work and you will have save seven hundred and forty two dollars and fifty cents. Eighty may make a lot of money because they have to hire you for one of their ads. Yeah. You it's stopped my oil leak fast. Sigrid from Leesburg Virginia and I can prove it with my feet. So when you when you subtract the ten bucks from the seven forty to fifty, there will be seven, hundred, thirty, two dollars and fifty cents less over for you to do with what you will and I would suggest part of that goal to the Save the skeets foundation I will personally bring and. If it doesn't work. I wholeheartedly agree with my brother that you should do it now because why not now now is better than them. See you later. Thank you so much I. Appreciate Your Advice. Thank you. bye-bye. Eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello you're on car talk that's Mike Nelson I'm calling from Ann Arbor Michigan I'm going like good. What's up Mike? Well, it's kind of a weird thing a couple of weeks ago I went to Seattle with my children my. nine year old daughter and six year old son and we were out At the airport renting a car and when we got out of the CAR my daughter was getting some close out of the trunk. We're GONNA. Change clothes and she kinda hung her blouse down there right by the exhaust pipe right at the time. I. Started the car and she came running up and said daddy the car sucked up my shirt. Yeah. I thought it was weird. She asked me why am I? Like disappear it went inside. Yeah. She showed me you know I. Walked out and looked and she said, yeah, it went in there and. So yeah. I read the engine thinking that might blow it out, but it didn't come out doesn't anyone screen these calls? Through. I believe you Mike you're not the. started it up it. Can it sucked the shirt up in the car continued to run? Yes. So it was it didn't suck it up when you turn the key off because that could happen. No this is new. So the shirt was down near the if we get this right to shirtless somewhere down near the exhaust pipe and you happen to start up the engine and as you started. According to your daughter nine years old and probably has a lot more brains than either. The shirt disappeared by getting sucked into. What is, exhaust From. Latin out from. Yeah. Away from. Yeah. What into yeah. But we're GONNA to something. Good. Well. Here's here's what I see. The curious thing when you first said it. I could see it happening. I kid too. I can see it happening and yet it doesn't make any sense. Well, there is. A whole world out. There is a significant amount of what's called valve overlap. There are Pistons moving downward. On the intake stroke while the exhaust valve is still open. Yes indeed. So there is vacuum when Nick when the exhaust stroke has finished Piston close. Your. Eyes. Magin this. Magic. A cylinder which the Piston has has descended. Okay. I'm with you on on the power stroke and now it is it is coming up and it is pushing the exhaust gas out of the open exhaust valve okay. And it's. Gas Gases Wafting out the tailpipe however in order to be ready for the new. Charged a community intake valve has to open before that Piston has reached what's called top dead center. Sure. So wildly exhaust valve is still open the intake valve opens up. Okay, and now the Piston is moving down and exhaust valve is still open a little bit and it's closing. All my brothers that look on his face. It's closing because you need time to get all that stuff and it's possible to have a little negative pressure in the exhaust system. Don't start laughing your role in the whole move. Can't. Can't. Destroy man you can't go laughing. Science. You'd think they left at Einstein. Sounded, good for a while then southern good for a while. I go. Wrong. I can tell you. You can tell me. A little. A little. Yeah. That was it. I was trying to visualize it. It must have been well soon. Little kid nine years old shirt so. Little Little Blouse. Yeah. Well, I. Mean the thing is we have to believe what happened and we can't say that this is crazy. Therefore, it didn't happen because we have an eyewitness. Nine year old girl and I looked all over. And she said, no, it went right in there and. If, we know that it happened in the has to be an answer for why it happened and my brothers is good as any. It's good as you're going to get. To get that must be what happened. Well, I'm going to leave the studio here and I am going to go right outside and try this anyone got a shirt we'll use twenties. Hey Mike thank you for helping in France. Yes. Furthering knowledge on the planet see. SUCKED UP TO SHIRT OKAY WE'RE GONNA try to soon as we leave we are you get change for twenty. All right. It's time to take a short break. How short real short like just a minute all too shorter nap right? Exactly. Often APP during the next few calls instead. 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Back, you're listening to car talk with US Click and collect the tap brothers and we hit a discuss cars car repair and how to offend at least half the population. Yeah. But which have. Actually, no I mean, this is not offending I don't think so well, maybe it is go ahead we'll let. Listeners the. List of why it's good to be a woman. I am I in trouble I want to distance myself. From this tile I, I don't know what it says it may be unaffected. But. I just WANNA in advance yeah distance myself. So I'm going to move. Okay. Fine. It's good to be a woman because. We can congratulate odd teammates without ever touching them in the rear end. We don't have to pass gas when. We got off the TITANIC I. If we marry someone twenty years younger, we're aware that we will look like an idiot. That's it. That's all that I mean that's that was pretty how you didn't read the good ones. Come on there are more here. Okay We don't look like a frog in a blender when we dance. How about this one? No fashion full power we could make would ever rival the speedo. That's true I like. Past guests. But you ain't having a good time like we. Try. Things that women would never have invented like that right I mean that the thought with no. Well. Yeah well. We discuss women's don't at least women. We know don't do practical jokes. Yeah. They don't like practical jokes. They think they're stupid they're cruel. Yeah but they're funny. Never Mind, I. DON'T WANNA go there. All right I don't know yet. Anyway. If you WANNA keep your puzzle skills fresh this summer we have set up hustlers central on the web. Yeah. Will you can get a new puzzle every week the summer no new different something you may have seen before but then again you may have and you'll find that at car talk dot Com and right now if you have a question about your car or anything else our number's eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, two, five, five. If you have a question for ever Godhra, his number is six point zero to three times ten to the twenty third. Hello you're on car talk. Hi this is Dennis from Santa Rosa. California. How many ends? To End to Santa Rosa. Rosa. Rosa haven't been there but nice. It's nice. I'm looking at my wife rose at the moment. It's It's north of San Francisco Yeah. We know where we just don't know what? Yeah. So once up, Dennis, I have is sort of an automotive mystery. It's not so much a problem. I have a nineteen seventy eight to Toyota? Land Cruiser. and. The other evening I was camping and I left my radio on most of the evening. And ran the battery down in the morning I managed to snag a jump start and I didn't really WanNa go for a drive to charge it up and I remembered something an engineer friend of mine. told me once to make the battery charge faster. He said turn on all your accessories, turn on your lights, your heater blower, your wipers, everything an engineer told you this engineer. Work for NASA does he Know he works pro battery comes. In. Any case this is an old vehicle and it has the needle style AAH, meter or whatever. And with the with the engine idling I brought the idol up a little bit with the choke. was showing on the charge side. So was on the plus side, and then then I pulled on the heater blower full blast. And it went way over to the plus side. Bingo I'm thinking, Hey, what he said works. And then I tried to lights the lights had the opposite effect. The lights took it back down to just barely plus. I'm wondering what is there? Is there something to this theory? Wow we have to be careful here because this is a Wacko theory and were there have been other Wacko theories that we have pooh-poohed and we have subsequently found out they were correct. For example, the business of on a bitterly Cold Day, which you don't know about Santa Rosa and your battery is really low and you want to start your car before you try to start at someone said. You turn on the headlights. The headlights draw a little bit of current and the theory was that if you get the battery started, give it the idea that you're going to be asking for more rather than asking for more all at once. You have a far higher likelihood of starting the vehicle to which we send also stop it. It works we have plenty of evidence from dozens of people. That it works, we have evidence all over the World Works Alaska fine. I don't buy an. Engineer. Friend is crazy. No well, he is. Crazy his but here's what's happening. The air meter is telling you as you turn accessories on that the alternator is producing more electricity. Because as as the regulator sees the demand for electricity increase, it allows more electricity to be created by the alternator. However, you're using it up. You're not charging the battery with that. You're using it to run the headlights, the white, the heater blower. So while it is making more Trysofi I, it's questionable with any of that is getting to the battery and I would suspect that an adult speedo slightly above idle speed you're actually running the battery down. It's analogous to this year run out of water in the radiator and someone says, here's what you do. Polka Holon poke. And the RADIATA, why pouring water into top Oldsmar? It'll hold more well, you'll be able to get you be able to add new. Certainly, we'll be able to add more, but it sure isn't GonNa get fill up fast. So I think you're engineer friend in this case is completely Wacko. He probably went to mit where they never saw anything. They only saw the equations that describe the thing and that's my that's my position and I'm sticking with it. Yeah and I'm morally opposed to the other theory. tickling the electron cooling. Coming come on. No it doesn't make sense you turning stuff on is you're sucking electricity away from the battery and the reason you battery charged up adequately it wasn't very good to begin with it was barely dead. You need to get one of those booster things booster. It looks like a a booster pack. It has like jump or cables, but they're only about a foot long. And with this thing is, is battery charge up at home with one hundred, ten volts and you throw it in the back of your landcruiser. prestone makes very nice one. It has a little light on it and and it has a to jumper cables that you hook up to a dead battery and bubble. Mu Start, right up. That's what I need because I do tend to listen to Soviet poggioli solely on into the night. Don't put your right to sleep. Sylvia Pot holy. Dentists. Thank you. Thanks. bye-bye one, eight, eight, eight, car talk. That's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five just wondering if it's this easy to convince people of completely ridiculous things. How many things have we been crazily con imposing on people not know how many things have we believed that are completely not so we would believe anything. Well, you know if we happen to know a little bit about how the charging system works, and so we know that this is crazy. But if someone comes and tells you, you know when you when you turn your TV set on, you gotTa make sure that you're on channel seventeen otherwise the diodes won't last long designer dial Zena I WANNA be on channel seventy and you'd say oh Has To be that element of doubt in there all the all that. Yeah. A little bit of the unknown. Yeah. Yeah. I mean if someone said to you look if you want to get your car started every morning got to fill the thing up with the garden hose. You'd say, no. But if this something that sounds a little mysterious and has just a little hint, them possibly say. would be our kid. I mean the thing I mean this is Dennis was perfectly. Willing. To believe and we may get find out that we're wrong we may. Some hotshot electrical engineer is going to write to us to say well on that particular. Guys know. Double Feedback rectifier as. Simple AC circuit. And the crank Kirk cough him don't you. So we may we may yet find out that but that's why you can pull stuff over on people because we have to have a little bit of mystery in there. My wife makes up theories about everything everything. She says, I really knew gopher. Everyone of soccer board. Eight car talk that's Eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, lawyer on car talk. Hi, this is Gail. In Salt, Lake City is a G. A. Y. L. E. NO IT's. G. I l.. I beg to differ with you guys I am a woman and I am a practical joker. Practical joke you've pulled off. Put Shoe Polish. Rap On Toilet Come on fess. Up. Kid. Well. How about a remote controlled fleetest machine? Really. Yes. That's Where we get this Well I'm glad to hear I think we need to hear from more women who are practical jokers because maybe it's just the women that we know that's right. I see a nationwide poll here of how many women are practical jokers. Wow. Yeah. I see I see. I am that's it. Anyway. What can we help you with today always wanted an old VW beetle and. We can tell you how to electrify the bathroom door knob. Have you ever done the Saran wrap things. Sister about it used to read. Read Rampant Toilet. Especially, if you take one of the light bulbs out of the bathroom, it's almost impossible to detect. You can't see it. It's Highly. You can't see it. Our sister recently went on a trip and and If if the occasion of the birth of her first grandchild and it was at Easter time and she had already prepared Easter dinner, which traditionally have at her house and she said, well, there's no sense in your going someplace else I've already got everything cook but I'm not going to be here what you guys just come to my house and have dinner in fact, I've already set the table. So if the DOE is is eat dinner and clean up and go home. So we did even better than that. We instead of washing the dishes through half of the politics. We cut down the time, but we couldn't leave without doing some practical jokes and we we short sheet at her bed which didn't work because we overestimated her height. into bed and didn't know that anything was wrong. But the brilliant thing we did was we serene raptor toilet. And I didn't say anything else but because she came home from her long car ride. The imagery. Last night and I I was smart enough to unscrew one of the one of the two lightbulbs in their bathroom when she was blown out, of course. Being able to see what the light from one unanimous. Anyway. Okay an old VW beetle. Yeah an old one. Yeah sixties, and I'm wondering if it's possible to install a good heating and air conditioning systems. hangups. Sure. Well. I've got the solution if you really must have but the answer is no, you can't forget about it. He'll now oh, you go to Home Depot. Oh. Okay. You buy the smallest window air conditioner the kind that you put in a window of your house. Okay you gotTA figure out somebody to install. Passenger side. You Rolling from falling out your window. And Home Depot. You're going to buy the following a trailer and a hundred and ten volt generators. And a fifty, five gallon drum the gasoline. Gas Generator and the thing, and you're going to run the extension cord. Yeah. To the generator. And you've got to run this thing, pull the cord. You're going to run this thing and you're also and you'll get heat because in the winter just turn it around. Of this is pretty short. Answer is no I'm so disappointed. But you know it's it's it's not too bad because these old volkswagens were deathtraps Bailey we can't. We wouldn't really recommend the sixties VW. Yeah. I mean there was a certain charm to these old. and I understand the mystique. A haight Ashbury Hippie Yeah Bay area you know well, smoker joint forget about the. By yourself a you need a mini cooper. Yeah. All right. Yeah. There's no way to Redo what wasn't done there. Well, you know what's unusual about these cars and kind of ironic is they have the best heat in the summer. Fest Air Conditioning in. The winter. Yeah the Great. If only, you could save up all that not right check out the video. Thanks so much. bye-bye has happened again you've squandered another perfectly good. 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"This message comes from NPR sponsor, aren t a new premium lifestyle magazine. For the automotive enthusiast. You'll get access to events perks and much more. Joined the club and live the Dr Visit Road and track dot com slash join. Low and welcome to car talk on National Public Radio thus picking crack the topic brothers and with broadcast this week from the Center for relativistic studies here at. Yes indeed, I remember who said this? However. We got a lot of male. Mill while anything wrong while listening to your show in order, you made a serious technical era. So what's known? In advising and gentleman from Saint Louis. The you suggest that if he drove faster raw to vista effects would shrink his Ford Festiva to a vanishingly small. Sigh. Remembers the Lorenz contraction, his another one. I'm to re I half the read this one in its entirety, and I'll tell you why. Before you throw away faster at Mit know before you throw this. Literally, I am not in any way related to thirteen year old Brat Melissa. Last week agenda from. England. Called Him with a problem on his Ford. FESTIVA? Aside. From his problem, he had a theory that the small size of his car made them less target for accidents. One of YOU KNUCKLEHEADS knuckleheads serious. Oh, the reason these I'm not related to Melissa Peterson is his name. Is John A hot? One of you knuckleheads commented the diva, the speed of light. It get even smaller. Your theory of relativity must be the quasi automotive theory of relativity, according to professor. Einstein's theory of special relativity. Mass increases as objects approach, the speed of light wouldn't get heavy. Don't give don't give away the answer. We'll kill them later. This means that the FESTIVA would get larger instead of smaller home-country. John, I, thought I would include an excerpt from Stephen. Hawking, he even spelled it wrong Stephen Hawking's book a brief history of time which I read in its entirety by the way didn't understand. After the. Time to read a book with understand it. Yeah. Because I flunked the physics class learning is hard, but it's harder when you're stupid, it certainly is about the there is a possibility that you are correct because after all relatively is only theory. Thank you for all the fun about cars. And I'll now the PS which is the most important. There is twenty bucks for each of you. If you read this letter on the air. Yeah. Okay, John. Is True that mass increases. We know that we know that E. EQUALS MC squared. Let's not get too far afield here. Yeah, go. Equals MC squared. We know that right? It's about it. So we've got two things M and C squared. If one of them gets very big, the other one's to get very small, right? Sure. So they're. Mass increases. But that doesn't mean that the length increases at my brother happens to be an expert on the Lorentz transformation. Where is he whereas you? Back Lawrence. Can we take a call? Well, I mean we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA. All we coming right out I. mean you're the one who told me that this was wrong. I never I walked discourse. Didn't have that caused you the. Working on the theory. He was working to the. He was he was working in the patent office, but I mean according to kill. Auto put the onus on. I have to I have to I are. Usually more on than me but I fact you're on more and more you're more. I in not knowing anything I. Honestly didn't understand I read a i. going to defer to me. Well. Yeah, I remember it was twenty five years ago that I took this course. But I do remember reading something about the Lorentz. Contraction that is things, approach Willert, just speed shrink. They don't really shrink, but they appear to shrink the PINTA string. In which case it may be that these three of these twenty five people who wrote these nasty lettuce are confusing mass and length as we well know if something is heavier, it doesn't have to be bigger know that there are lots of people who are short. And they're big. Anyway. Approaching. If you have a question about your car or anything, it's relatively. Standing Right. Take, any number is eight car talk. That's one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello, you're on car talk. Hi, this is Marie, from Farmington Connecticut. FARMINGTON FARMINGTON Yeah I've been the assure everyone's meant to Farmington. You have to pass through if you go through Connecticut on eighty four. Ken. Rogers Ken baby face Rogers, he lived the Ariza. Kid till they through his family out of town. Some. Kind of. Exposure morals, sharks, but we don't. We don't discuss that much. Tonight place to. Know. WHAT'S UP Marie? Well, I can't a little problem with my car, the other night and I figured I'd call you guys since you're the experts and it's free and. That's really the issue. Isn't it? And you're already got a fix somewhere else. So it's all academic. Exactly. Okay. So what's up? Driving Down Highway. One night. That eleven thirty at night off my car started bucking on me. Fortunately, I was right near an exit. So I hopped off the highway car died halfway down the exit ramp. And I couldn't get it restarted. Got It towed away. And the garage that I had. It towed to call me. On No. No, no. Now. Okay. They said my row fell off your mission rotor. Yes. What kind of cars and ninety? One, Acura Integra, the screw fellow, that's what they said. And they said they'd never seen that happen before. We've seen it handle. Mustn't work on too many accurate. There's a little screw it comes with that holds the rotor onto the shaft. And when you buy one from the dealer, they give you a new little screw. which has a locking compound on the threats because if that's screw comes out. The rotor falls off right and at eleven thirty at night. It's not a fun thing. You had a tune-up recently, I had a up not three weeks. Now I had the tune-up done at my dealer shamed for them and I called them and they claim they never ever touched it or maybe you could certainly find out from your repair slip. On the left hand side of the repair order generally is the list of parts. And up on that left hand corner should be four sparkplugs, for example. Mary going through the I have it right here. Now, replace spark books, but normal lifting on. This should be four spark plugs in the price next to that YEP. Okay. What's the next thing in line and that's it. That's the only parts that. They didn't do it. They didn't replace the previous bums at. Did it. But it's possible for the screw. There's just come loose and fall out I suppose, but it means that they somebody probably reused the old screw. It didn't put a new one in. And that would explain well, or they didn't tighten it enough. You've had a really tightened that screw which are afraid to do because. Sometimes, if you over tighten them, you can't get them out the next time but we don't worry about that at the shop because no one ever goes back. The next bumps. In. Trouble. Right. Right. All right. Thank Allah, one, eight, eight, eight, car talk or one, eight, eight, eight, two, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello. You're on car talk. Hello. This is todd calling from Cougville Washington, Cougville. In. On whidbey island. Really. Yes. So you do you work on the island or do you have to leave every day to go to work I? I work on the island. There's a I'm in the navy and there's an airbase. Cool. So what's going on man? Well, I've got a ninety five Volkswagen Golf and every time I backup and have the wheel turn far to the left to hear this huge clunk like a big metallic knuckle popping. Just once. Just once usually it's it happens that I just begin turning back. and it will occasionally happen going forward as well with the radio turn, but not not going to be cranked all the way just about. Yes. Coming from left side of the car and it's difficult to tell. But that's what it. That's what it seems like. Now. Did you bring this car on the ship with you? How did you get this car? Body used a couple of years back. So you've been here a while I have been here while. Yes. Any any canceled leaving you. Not, not, likely in the near future, a career guy probably not no croly. Shouldn't tell anybody that. Your secret's safe with US CR enlists the. I'm an officer actually. Oh, you are only a few years. So I, know that the navy ranks different from everybody else like what's the first officer rank like it would be a second lieutenant in the army? What would they call that in the navy? It's an ensign and ensign is. An incident first class would be first lieutenant at goes to lieutenant junior grade is next. Lieutenant Junior. Grade. Him. And then when it comes after that full lieutenant, that's the same as a captain, right? Then lieutenant. Commander. Wow right away. Lieutenant Commander. The reason he's asking this is we have no idea. What's wrong. But we figured maybe the some other question you'd like answered. So. An instant or a lieutenant, junior grade and lieutenant fully tenant. Ten. Man. That's pretty good. Yeah. Couple years. You're not dead at all. I skipped a couple of being in school they. They try to get us in. See I went into the United States army can kicking and screaming. People don't realize that there are ranks below private people think that private is. Nothing. I was to ranks below. Right. So I mean, 'cause there's an e one and e two and then eat three is a private first class and I almost made it to private first class. They threw me out. I was private for shower shoes. Gideon Spaghetti. But I mean, the interesting thing is that I was there, I was all these. You. Don't even get to wear a stripe when you're an e one or any to. Your lower than whale, dengue. Completely, blank you walk early, you might be a prisoner. Don't. Feel W on your back. Once. I I was I was I private first class for one day. And I actually went out and bought. Two. Of those little stripes sold them on my shirt only to have your sergeant ripped them off. saw. I can't. I can't at the firing range millicent. It's that. Was it. No. No. Let's say there was an incident. Really. Well, we'll. Fresh you on this because I all America wants to know. So you may not be prepared today. Coming. Weeks we want. We want to hit. Give us the highlights. I was I was a cook. Yes, and I had worked very hard. We know what an ill advised us. And it was only because of my and airy talents in fact that I received this water. And then there was an incident. It was between me and the sergeant and. We had a difference of opinion and and I express mine rather vociferiously and he ripped. But that's all. I can say at this time at this time the rest of it and we have to get clearance. Is Top secret what the call Paul Harvey. Anyway, Todd. Kiss you, talk. I believe you have a bad accident. Okay. And only when you've turned into an extreme because the the outer joint when you've turned the wheel, all the way to the left or right is flexed the most it's ever flexed. Okay. And if one of those balls is worn out in the joint, it'll make that snapping sound. Okay. And it won't affect the way the thing drives or handles otherwise and I'm sure otherwise, it's okay. But you should have checked in that not the axel per se, but I would have the front end check the ball joints, tyrod ends. Okay. Because these vehicles are famous for going through ball joints and a bad ball drink can make the same noise. and. Make sure when they check it that they checked the ball just with the wheels pointing straight ahead and also turned. Directions because sometimes a bad ball joint can be hard to find in these. But check that if those are alright. Suspect the Axel. But wait until it gets worse a great. Well, sounds like started some serious reminiscent. Not. Call us back when you're an admiral. And that'll be a couple of weeks. He's gone. By Lieutenant. You realize how many grades up that is from the e three? Actually, I wasn't. For most of my career. You might, as you might imagine the army and I did not get along. No, I mean you would think that the army would know in a minute that I didn't belong there. Why would they try to encourage a relationship I? mean the minute they met me. They knew I didn't belong there. Why didn't they just say why don't you just go? US, all a lot of trouble think they can make a soldier out of anybody and in truth they do succeed with amazing regularity, and then what the magic is every day there isn't a day goes by that. You don't have to do what you have to do. Yeah. But I know I didn't like it. It's remarkably similar to work. Multiple. Got Me in trouble I'm really. They didn't like it when I laughed because I mean I thought it was funny. WHAT MCNEIL US to walk into that barracks Saturday noontime. And he said. Everybody will go on pass this weekend. Accept Private. Manning. And I would love. He was so sick I laughed. I was looking forward every week. Huge barracks to myself for. Everybody will go on pass this. We can exempt private Bagley. Scientific News probably did someone killed them? No. Drove. Grave the guy. PROBABLY SOME SILENCE Same. Magli. 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US Click and collect the tablet brothers, and we're here to talk about cars, car repair and. A philosophical question that only my brother can answer. Apparently, this was sent in by listening named Tom Mortga and it was directed specifically to me. I'm sure it's a da Tom. I recently read a novel named nightfall by Nelson. Demille in the book, the author poses a question which he doesn't answer after thinking about it for several weeks. I realized, you must know the answer to this. His what the question is if you do nothing. How do you know? When you're finished. G while speaking of conundrum. If you do nothing. How do you know when you're finished? I love. How well do you have? Anything to save yourself man I. Don't. This is akin to Alex is asking you if you're on vacation, how would you know? How would you know your vacation? Have you ever known? And I realize that's why you don't like vacation You don't like the idea of someone telling you. You're on vacation I liked to just. Just. Do it be. Well. Good work speaking of Commander. If you're wondering where the puzzle answer is it still on summer vacation and while it's gone, my brother is dutifully working his way through his large pile of listener mail and frankly ending a little nervous that he might actually catch up with his mail. Which means he'll have nothing to do and they'll start bothering us again course if he has nothing to do, we might not know he's done. So. If you have something that will help him fall further behind in his reading by all means since it to him right away at mail for Tommy Car Talk, plaza box thirty, five, hundred Harvard Square Cambridge Our Fair City Matt Zero Two, two, three eight, or you can email stuff to me from all. Website Kat Talk Dot Com that's easy. You sure enough right now, if you have a question about your car or anything else give us a call at eight eight eight car talk, that's eight eight doubled to seventy, eight, twenty, five, five below your own car talk only. Get Eight. Doubled to seven, eight, twenty, five, five. Alot. You're. On, time. Hello. This is Dan Lake City Florida. Lake City. Yeah. kind of I Jacksonville down there. Lake? Boyne? AVISTA. We've been there. We've been there. Place. was on fire the. Like my brother through a cigar, the window. Think. So I don't know. So what's Shakin? I'm having a problem with my car. A ninety three, Nissan Maxima. As about one hundred and fifty, thousand miles on it, the problem I've had one drive over a rough surface. For instance, railroad tracks a speed bump something like that. If I don't give it any gas it kills. Yeah. And if you know if I put it in neutral and star, it'll start right back up. But when I drive over rough surface, it'll kill I. Haven't had it in the shop to check it out. But I thought I'd give you guys a ring and see if if you could tell me what the problem is. When you come to the railroad tracks the bumps in the road right. If you slowed way down, it wouldn't do this. It would get out it. Well, I use slowing down by stepping on the brake when you come to these things I-, slowing down by simply taking your foot off the gas or sometimes one, sometimes the other. Exactly. Or even sometimes if I'm going real slow CNN sometimes like if it's say a big pothole or something if even if I'm going real slow, it'll just just kill. But when it stalled starts right back up again. Fire. Right. Back Up, it's a stick shift automatic. I knew that. No not really. I think I. Think I know what it is. Yeah. I don't think so no, I don't either really. Dan My by. The there's there's a large rubber hose, basically that runs between A device called the mass meter and the intake manifold. Okay. And it conducts the air that has gone through the air filter and through the air mass meter and got measured by the mass meter into the engine to eventually burn up the gas. Okay. If there's a crack in that thing. Sometimes, when you do certain things to the car, go over bumps that crack will open up. Okay. Enough to make shut right down and then as soon as it, it does that in you stop and restart the car right crackers closed up. In the thing, we'll be fine. It may never give you a problem until you duplicate those conditions again. Must have something to do with going over a bump and causing the The engine to move in that crack is opening up. Interesting, yeah, it could be. It could be the air mass meter itself. But because we have one hundred and fifty thousand on it, I would suspect that bellows connecting the ems metoo to the manifold has is broken. And you might be able to my brothers, right? Yeah. You might be able to make this happen by letting it idle and jump up and down on the fender. Okay. Well, better than that. You can grab a hold of this thing while the engines idling and squeeze it and play with it. Okay, and you'll get it to move and when you do that, the engine will stall out I. Bet sure and if that's it, you'll find the crack. If that isn't, it don't ever call back again. Let me ask you this does anybody ever call and you guys just don't have the answer. Along. Avenue. We make up answers all the time. We'd never let our listeners down. An answers, an answer, the answer. Right? Or wrong makes no difference. Thanks. Man Hey you know what? Time it is. Now time to slash the prices on our summer white linen mechanics cover. No, it finds the play South. This is part of the show where we tracked down a call from a previous show to see if our answer past mustard and if I were advice was wrong. What happens we fail inspection and a guy from the EPA comes out into the studio, slaps a rejection sticker on your voice. All right. So who's Today's trump stop? It's Liz from Phoenix. Arizona lose called a couple of weeks ago and told us that her ninety three Plymouth acclaim was leaving little puddles of gasoline all over town. Well. Isn't that embarrassing? Anymore. Here's what you need. You need a jumpsuit. I haven't worn. I haven't worn jumpsuit since the sixties. going. Need, to buy yourself a petite jumpsuit. Something, made a nice steak i. wish they have pink ones. You need to win this. When you smell the gas, which you may smell, you need to jump out of the car throw. In fact, you might WanNa just drive to work with the jumpsuit. Jumpsuit we worked jumpsuit. GonNa, fix the gas leak? Well, it's not, but I always feel so professional, you know when I put my pig jumpsuit with the leotards. So I mean, what did we really tell it a do I mean I? Remember this call, we told her I believe that one of the rubber seals on the fuel filter was probably leaking and that she should just replace it a little over. Yeah and I. I, was with you on that one. It sounds simple. Enough, Liz, are you there? Yes. Before we let you play stump the CHUMPS, we need to make sure that the answer you're about to give his unencumbered by the bribery process. Is it true that you have not been offered cash prizes or grants of immunity by anyone at National Public, Radio Exchange for a favorable answer here on stumped chumps, and fortunately that's true. That is true. Okay. No bribes as hard. We do Liz well. All of America is holding its breath. He did great. This gets our average. Almost two, five hundred. We don't know. We don't know yet. Tell us let us in Laurie gives you the. Pardon. Did you get the jumpsuit? Well, my husband wouldn't wear it. I told you not to buy pink for him. He wouldn't wear it. So what happened? So he took it in and told them that we had expert advice that this little valve on this quick release thing. I, think you told me. Yeah. And sure enough. They looked at that and that's what it was. Now, I have a question for you. You know how much it cost me. twenty, two, ninety, no shadow. Cost you nothing. Well did cost me something. All right. Fifty Bucks here. Right? Fifty Bucks. Your white shoes were right double. Do we get another? Doesn't. Count. We. Glad. We were able to help one caller I. have a son in the army and Germany who sent me an email message. The other day, very, very skeptical about click and clack brothers helping me with my problem. He did. He did. So I'm gonNA email him back and tell him that you did it. Who is he will make sure he gets K. P. for a month. Well, Liz thanks for playing stumped the trump. Thanks especially for giving us a vote of confidence. and. Guys could do we need if you lied thanks lying. Yeah. Thanks. For. That, let's not. Let's check in the mail seal is. If you hear someone you like us to bring back for stump chumps, email us your suggestions from car talk dot com or why wait. You can call them stump us right now. The numbers eight, eight, eight, car talk. That's eight. Eight eight double to seventy to fifty five. Hello, you're on car talk. Hi, this is Rad from Baton Rouge Red Yes. R. H. Add. Oh, stop it. So where does Red Come? It's Dr. spelled backers the hippie marriage. Something like that. No. Kidding. So this is your real given name. You're not less than, isn't Butler red button. Did, they ever explain to you where it came from, they did, but the story was fairly dull. was. Oh you have to make up some better. Zach. Came from hippie parents plot involved I. Take the fifth well, which which you question read. Well, I have an eighty nine Honda accord and when I'm sitting in, say line at the Gr- for anything. All of a sudden. Just kick up to about four thousand RPM. It just starts revving really really fast and I tap a little bit on the gas to see if I could get it to come down and it just gets faster. And I've tried shutting off the car and it just sputters. It doesn't it like you put bad gas in it or something accepted just continuously sputters until you flip the switch back on and then it were right back up to four thousand. RPM. The only way I've been able to get it to stop is by hooking my foot up underneath the accelerator and pulling back on it, and when I do that, it drops back down to a normal idol. Really. That's a wonderful piece of information. Well, excellent. But Yours yes, I mean, this is this is going to be tough. You're sitting there in his island normally about nine fifty. I'm, not? Sure. Maybe. Maybe a little hot thousand. So it's idling and a thousand and all of a sudden, it begin to creep up on his it, shoot up it sort of shoots up all of a sudden, it'll just go. In it it rolls up to about thirty between three and four, and then if you would put your foot under the gas pedal and pull it back, there's it immediately come down to thousand. It immediately comes down it drops immediately. Just make sure here. You'll absolutely positive that the scenario is not as follows. Right. You're sitting there and the car in front moves. Show, you move up one spot. And then you notice that it starts creeping up. No. When I'm sitting still well, here's what's wrong with your whole explanation. Okay. It's almost impossible for the throttle to open up. Without your stepping on the gas pedal, the gas pedal is attached to the the to the throttle plate. Throttle to move, you've gotta step on the gas or something else has to move it, but there's nothing else that can move it. The only way the idol can go up to step on the gas and open the throttle in the absence of that. The only other way it can go up is with the computer to raise the idols be the idle air control valve. But pulling back on the throttle would not make it come down. That's the problem. Right so the way that we can answer why it goes up does not answer how you make it come down again. So. I'm at a loss. I'm I'm at a loss. To you have certainly stopped what you win you win. Squat. The washer dryer agent. It just doesn't hang together. Radin doesn't hang together at least from our knowledge of how cars work, which may be incomplete. I. Mean. You're APPS. ABS-. This has how long has this been going on say couple months maybe and how often does it does it do it every time? You Stop? No. No, it really doesn't maybe every third or fourth time I'm in the car. And now that I've figured out how to do it, it's like you know as soon as it starts to pull back and it doesn't bug me anymore for the rest of the day. For the rest of the day. The rest of the. Kicking US while we're down. The rest of the day? He wished we were smarter. The I, I really do two guys. I'M GONNA assume. The throttle somehow is opening up. All by itself, because the only thing that would allow you to close it by pulling back on the peddle is is if it was open. Okay. So my car is possessed. So what in the world is opening this thing? You know you don't want to do it the spring Bingo displayed have a week spring crawl return spring could be week. I. Like it throttle return springs the throttle return spring that cost about a cost a dollar. Excellent. It's hard to believe. The. I, like it. I I knew if we if we stayed long enough with Iran if we didn't give up on you, if we didn't, if we didn't conclude that you are nuts. And we accepted your your description as truth which I have to admit. I. Didn't believe you for most of it. I still don't. Doubt. We figured we'd never get rid of you give you some kind of a definitive i. I I think it's the spring. Go for see, red. Thank you. Let us know I will great by thanks a million. All right. We now come to that point in the show when our stations and and our listeners demand the short break both listeners, what the brick at the same time. Yeah, and built remaining stations. We'll be back with some curious new discoveries from the Animal Kingdom and more of your calls in just on the. Stream. Sure the Katya licensed. Slow. Down on life says it. A. A. Your Way. Even. Though monarch butterflies try to crawl back into their cocoons whenever they hear us say it. This is NPR support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed thirty years ago. So why to this day is the disability community still fighting for their rights, listen now to learn what they're fighting. On through line from NPR every, Thursday. We're back. You're listening to talk with us, collect the tapper brothers and we here to discuss cars car repair and breaking news from the Animal Kingdom. Well, this is not ours but the Washington Post as you know does some very interesting things? Yes, they asked people to. Produce hybrids animals. I'll give you an example. If. You cross a camel, an awful lot. You get camelot camelot. Excellent. How `Bout if you cross a barbary ape and a Chihuahua, this is good one. barbary? Ape. And A wow. Barberie, Eben Chihuahua, and going to have to pass. Barbara. while. On. Good Really. I thought it was pretty good. Yeah, you would. How `bout a Scottish terrier. And a taper. Scotch tape. Steve. Exactly. All right. He'll say I saved this one for laugh because I think it's the best. Okay. I'm I'm ready and EMU plus a quail. An email. Very Good I. I know you'd get hang. Oh, thanks, guys, Washington poll Oh. Yeah. That was great I'm telling you. Get, some of those every week. Well, if you'd come up with a puzzle once in a while, I wouldn't have to read crap like the puzzle is on vacation. The puzzle is busted his cookies. Ten months out of the year, won't camp the puzzle have the same vacation. Oh, wait a minute. Can't we have the same vacation as the puzzle I mean after all with a host of the show, the puzzle is just an inanimate object. Isn't even an object. The puzzle is is a is what is a concept? Yeah, and it gets more vacation than we do. Yeah. Is My point puzzle is a better agent. By the way if you're going to hankering for car talk puzzle this week, there's one as close as your nearest buggy web browser head over to car talk dot Com, and you'll find one of our favorite puzzles from the past and it's posted just feel and the four point, two, million other folks who may be interested the. Access to of course. But if you have a question about your car or anything, else number is what eight car talk, that's eight, hundred, eight, two, seven, eight, two, five, five. Hello. You're on car talk. Hi, WHO's this? This is Diana from Michele. Walk. Indiana Hi Diana, how you Miss Shaw? Walk. WOCKA MISHAWAKA. Indiana uh-huh. Got It. Okay. What's up? We have in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, dodge fan. And it is producing a smell that if bottled could probably be a new germ warfare. What you said, you said a vans like. Be One, fifty, van or something. This is a full size van, right? Three quarter ton. Okay. Seventy thousand miles on it. Okay. I'm with you. Got The carburetor Standard Chrysler. Electronic, ignition computer. Good. V eight engine. Now. This occurs about twenty to thirty minutes after a prolonged idol period or fifteen minutes tops on the open road. And this smell is like nothing. You've ever smelled it. It comes on slowly, but it could eliminate the mosquito population as we know it. So if it is nothing like a smell, we've ever experienced. Describe it. What's the closest thing? Our experience to it, is it like rotten eggs? On, a scale of one to ten rotten eggs would be a one would be chanel number five. Okay. Aiding. Sewer gas. Okay. Have you ever been in an enclosed area with my brother? Know, is it like that? Seven on your scale. I'm in trouble high, definitely need your help. Here's what could this week? It was the onset of this abrupt. That's exactly right. Now, it hasn't abated at all. Well, here is the mystery. This is why I'm I'm depending on you guys really isn't history. First of all, we just checked everything. We've gone through a tune up everything's been changed. Spark plugs, wires, distributor rotor, calm. It had compression test everything about smoke tests. You have a smog test or an emissions tests in Indiana I don't care. About Planet you know they just pull you pull it into the farmyard and see how many you hogs. Time, I could wipe out an entire. Ten. Hawk. L. Measure. Number of hogs that Keel over. Right. They put those. Simple. Similar. On your windshield, that's off. Well, there goes a state. Got A clue for you? At forty, nine, thousand miles, they put in a fish oil additive into my transmission. Well. Do. You think maybe it's. Well Yeah Ooh I. got it. I got it till. You really got it. You'RE GONNA ask the question that's GonNa. Pull it right off. Is that it? Yeah. You'RE GONNA. Say to something. Sometimes, say, when was the accident while you're GonNa? Say What would you like the accident? Happened, did you have the radiator replaced his the question? How often? Do you add automatic transmission fluid to it. Never it that was to reconsider. That was a good. Question because what's this fish oil additive? Now, the additive was put in at forty, nine thousand miles and I have over one, hundred, seventy on. No it is. All right. Let's. Say It's a horrible disgusting like garbage. You cannot. You cannot pinpoint the smell. It's coming out of the TAILPIPE. No, no, and they did an entire you. Check. On our exhaust system, there's no league sluice seems to just envelope the whole vehicle. Ten words coming from is the outside of the exhaust. System. For example, if you had driven over a skunk. Guts got along the exhaust system like the catalytic converter and the exhaust pipes and every time the things heated up in reached that critical temperature, you would put more of this aroma. into the air surrounding your vehicle. But now we put a new exhaust system on everything new. Replace everything. You didn't go all the way from the engine, you put the Muffler and Tailpipe. Struggling that you didn't replace the converter. They didn't replace the convert, but it was something wrapped around that. You don't really know his. Daddy are lying there on the guy, doesn't notice it. You might. His he was my original theory. I'll get one of the transmission cooler lines is actually leaking a small amount of transmission fluid onto the hot exhaust pipes, and that's why I thought. You were Gonna ask her, when did you replace the radiator? Now? It's leaking right with a cooler lines, run to the radiator, they went to the radio, but they cross over the wipe, which is the pipe that connects to the engine beginning to like this ultimately leads to the converted I. Bet you. That's the smell is coming from and this this fish guts that you put it may it may be that it is leaking out one little drop. Drop from one of those transmission cooler lines, it's getting onto the hot exhaust pipe and that's making the spell. I. State my brother's life on it. Okay Here's the way to do it very simply knows today pull out your dipstick. Okay, and with the engine with the tailpipe with the engine hot. In other words, the the car's been running put a drop of this on the hot tailpipe. And you should immediately get the smell with that's so familiar with. Will. Then to go look for a leak from one of your transmission cooler lines. So I think that's it. Diana I like it. I. Like it. It's downstairs a struggle. You were difficult. Well, I have. To come up with the most creative and most credible, be they bs are not. You guys you guys. This is terrific. I have no problem coming up with the answers. It's it's the. Nations. That have always been my downfall, but I think I may hit it here. Great Luck Diana thanks so much. She's going to be stall. That's. One eight car talk or one, eight, hundred, eighty, two, seven, eight, two, five, five, low. You're on car talk. Hi, this is John from the wild and wonderful Columbus. Ohio. John, how are you this? Gateway to Toledo. Exactly. Yeah. Exactly. Such as it is. I have I've got a ninety one GMC van and I have a beloved six point, two liter diesel engine in it. Yeah and I found out of course of the issue that I'm researching right now that I have a very special limited edition, diesel engine. Oh, it's a higher horsepower and the only make five hundred of them. To See, if they worked. To Refund. Well. Actually don't crack on him too bad This is the diesel I've owned and I. Think they're the greatest thing since sliced bread and I'm going to have another one. This one dies really. What is it that you like the is? The noise Well. Both I liked fuel economy get great gas mileage out of them. But. the reason I found out I had this special limited edition was I went to replace the radiator? And found out that it's a higher horsepower and therefore it has a special radiator in it. Especially, seven hundred dollar radiator, which is wipes all your savings and best. Well exactly, which means that there's no aftermarket because the only made five hundred and I ended up having to buy through the dealer. For that Y, it was an excess of five hundred bucks wasn't that far off. So. Anyway, my question is as I think about replacing this radiator as I did the research It's the exact same thing that happened on my pickup at one, hundred, thousand miles, the radiator plugged. And As I researched, Wyatt plugs. It's because there's minerals in the coolant that you know crystallize inside the radiator. UNPLUG it, go. Right. Question is yes. Go ahead. Oh. Okay. Well, my question is that when I replaced the coolant, now I put the new radiator in. What would happen if I mixed the the antifreeze with distilled water instead of an instead of regular water? Yes. Would I be reducing the potential of the minerals plug in the radiator? Because yes, there is. No. The answer is, yes, there's no. I gave the summer. The minerals in the water are inconsequential. Well, what matters is the minerals in the engine in the radiator? Yes. while. I was giving a qualified. Yes. Yes, being that in the in the immortal words of the little. Jewish lady, it couldn't. It couldn't hope to use distilled water, but it probably is not going to do much good, and the real reason is that you haven't been flushing out the system. Have you. Know, he's got a he's got a veritable mineral farm there. He's got a Cast-iron. Sure. He's got a he's got a Luma. I, don't know what the rate is made out of copper would I'm on this case, maybe gold probably cardboard if it only lasts for five years, one, hundred, thousand miles, but but we we received a letter some time ago from a chemist. Did, we know. Yes. About about the mineral far about not using distilled water in a radiator, not using not using. He said, it was detrimental, can't believe it draws more medals is called Hungry Water I. See Water Miss Whoa, and so it's not true. They couldn't hide. It might. Well, I'd have to see this letter. Well, the question I thought I was answering was, can I put a filter? Diesel trucks like real trucks, not like this wimpy thing. You Have I. Mean Eighteen wheelers. Yeah. They have cooling system filters. Bill collect. Yes. They do which collect all the minerals and they probably have some kind of a sacrificial lamb inside. I don't know what semis have about the same size engine that you. You. You may be able to get that kind of filter in and filter in fact, the coolant. Interesting. Could just follow the instructions in the owners manual, which might be a lot easier because I know that you have never flushed the cooling system. Have you he has. I changed the cool and every two years. You do don't use the flash changed the court. I don't put the chemical and cleared out I. I suspect them I just draining and refilling. You weren't getting the crowd out in and out and you may have needed to really flush it. The less I would investigate. Getting some kind of a cooling system filtration system. This is going to be a problem I. Sense that determined to keep this thing forever, oh. Yeah. Yeah, it's actually the other mechanical. It'll go before the engine goes. So the truth is that you might not have to think about this because it's GonNa be another one, hundred, thousand dollars before this radio of plugs up. Right. And by that time, you'll have thrown a rod well, when I when I post this to my wife and said, Jeez I wonder if there's still waterwork, she suggested Perrier but she's a little more upscale than. When you go. Perrier. But I don't. About this hungry water I'd have to recommend against the distilled water just. Oh. The hungry water theory is correct could be complete, Baloney could be, but it sounded. So convinced we will. We will discuss this with Jim Davis, our resident chemist grave professor, Jim Davis of that great institute up the street on his part to spare time does the Garfield. You'll know all about it. We'll let you know John Stay tuned I. Will I will thanks for your call. Thanks so much gentlemen. Well it's happened again, you've blown off another perfectly good. Our listening to car talk. Our steamed producer is doug the subway fugitive, not a slave to fashion bongo boy Berman, our associate producer David, the cavs of Belleville Green and Catherine Ferrall Bluecher. 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GQ's Will Welch: 'This culture really thrives on niche'

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GQ's Will Welch: 'This culture really thrives on niche'

"Welcome to the podcast i'm brian marcy this week i i'm joined by will welsh editor in chief of g q will start is role in january promising in new era of g q and what that means is focusing on what separates g q from other men's fashion and lifestyle publications and also pulling back from a more general approach focus is very in these days we haven't heard will and i talked about how the role of communist magazine editor has changed in they don't give you a bmw on day one button why the magazine is still a competitive advantage in a very media landscape we also talk talk about how men's fashion has changed from a subset a two and a central part of most young man's identity and we'll also recommends i don't worry about wearing white jeans today off i hope you enjoyed well welcome to the digital podcasts thank you speaker okay so you've been editor in chief now i guess it was announced in november but since january we were like six months then yes six months into okay i know in your intro no you said you know all new g q you yeah yeah totally new g q is or have been calling it so what does that mean what is what is he old g q and then what is the new g q yeah so i am you know really we were basically when i started we're like let's rethink this thing i i feel very strongly that the days of general interest being a successful position in the culture are over so a there is a time you know especially through the nineties and 'oughts where a magazines like g t q were and incredible position of power 'em i guess the the the eighties is well a much tighter media landscape a ruled by a handful of giants and i think g q and some of the other common as magazines scenes were among those giants and you could really make the claim that like we speak to american men full stop and we talked to them about pretty much everything you know g q started as a you know it's over six years old it started as like a real fashion magazine for guys who really care about fashion in it evolved over the years to become this incredibly broad general interest titled like lifestyle ria anything but yeah but but a politics right all sorts of global reporting 'em style lifestyle etiquette 'em sports you know it really took in anything from this like you know from the american man's perspective and i just feel like in a in in age that has ruled by the internet 'em this culture really thrives on me and you have to be super declared of about who exactly you are what you're about in the more you stick to that the bigger you can grow so a what i said from the beginning is that we're gonna be super declared of about who we are and who were not and that g q is not for everyone my the g q that i'm that we've been making sense i i've been there since two thousand and seven but since so i became editor in chief of g u n g q style in january second of this year is not for everyone and then my first editors letter said that some people are gonna love it and i was like somewhat controversial little not trying to speak to all men each you can't you can't six in two thousand nineteen you can successfully speak all american men that's just not of of useful of a point of view who you speak to you now the g q man yeah people who are interested in matters of fashion and style in lifestyle kind of first that kinda league with taste and then the you know what what we did is we said one of the things that we do better than anyone else on earth and how can we focus focus on those things so i think you know g q is the flagship firmin's fashioned in america so that wasn't obvious one in i kind of style in light the lifestyle stuff that comes with it around that and then g q has very proud history of certain kind of long form reporting and we've always done incredibly well with that and so that to me was something where our version of long form journalism is also something that we can wholeheartedly claim that we do better than anyone else so focusing on those two things 'em was what this new hero that's what this is about okay so you've been there for a while so go back true you know you're early years there what's the kind of stuff that she q maybe did there when it had a wider purview that today day you would just say no that's not that's not new g q yeah there there was a well at the time like i saw a g q in two thousand and seven and 'em the issues are also huge so this is like an era of an intensely robust you know advertising each issue of gene was like a phone book 'em gets a high yeah great times so there is also a just an incredible amount of stories in each issue 'em yellow or as you gotta have more story yeah i mean which is a good problem they're very very good problem to have a guy you otherwise you you get different shipping rates right if you don't have enough like editorial content yeah something like that yeah something like that i remember dot com days magazines where like literally just a printing like blog posts because they had so much advertising that right they needed to have a certain ratio in order to get the shipping rates yeah just to get enough content there is i go opposite opposite all of those ads yeah so why are warnings one example that i give is that you know if the litmus test for a story in new g q is 'em we really have permission in a way to do this better than anyone else select one example we we would do a lot of in the past we'll do a lot of wind coverage right so there would be like the new rules of natural wine or something like that yeah a the way i would do that now is make it let's if if we're gonna if we're gonna do a piece about natural wind let's find the most g q natural winemaker so a guy who like lives and has some fantastic vineyard somewhere in like cares about style and makes incredible wine and let's tell his story rather than just doing like the new rules of natural wine which i think our a sister publication bone apetite mhm is that's a little bit more in their wheelhouse is that makes sense yeah so if you if but if somebody is like you know if if one of my editors is like natural wine is a big thing and there's this guy in northern california who you know has this incredible property and the wind is amazing and the bottles sell out and he he just doesn't really china has the new g q thing then he would totally makes sense but probably you're probably not gonna get like a ten page explainer on natural wine in the new drink okay so what is the kind of lifestyle covered you end up wanting to do because i think the the per you can get pretty why yeah pretty quickly yeah i mean you could start digging into music and also we do a ton of music coverage my background is in music so i i started at the theater music music yeah and i think so much of charlotte's comes out of nowhere still do politics covers your house yeah yeah we i mean we do it every day all day every day on the website and have also been doing it in the magazine and will definitely be in the mix a coming into twenty twenty is well okay you don't shy away from the trump stuff no don't shy away from the trump stuff at all i think there's there's there's one story that we did in my first issue which is the february issue this year 'em that i think kind of shows the the kind of thinking so it was a piece about sober musicians who is actually music issue and it was a portfolio of musicians who identify as sober and there is a broad range of what that means between them but it was everyone from a steven tyler trading stelvio 'em jason is bull a sack recalled smith just a whole range of people in all different genres of music and what we were doing was looking at this idea because a lot of over thinking about is like 'em in the modern modern male identity and how it's evolved so it's like yeah where a fashion magazine but like underneath that there is a project for me the way i think about g q and the way we talk about it internally is about it's really a magazine about personal evolution how we grow how can we evolve and we'd be better people almost had better men but i yeah i think increasingly broader than that how could we be better people so so i were doing a music as you and obviously there's this rock and roll cliche that like if you're a rock star you need the like you know sex drugs and rock and roll twenty four seven the reality is actually different than that and so i think even time i went through that yeah and i think if i remember correctly he's been on and off the on and off the bat of on and off the wagon and but he and joe walsh from the eagles so there were like they were nineteen year olds in it and then they were okay joe walsh invented wrecking your hotel and he has this amazing quote in the in the in the portfolio increase the heavily decorated journalists did all the interviews which is great because he handled it with such sensitivity 'cause you don't wanna just be like trying to drag people through their sorted history is you have to kind of let them leave but joe walsh was like you know i think they were talking about his history of trashing hotel rooms and he was sort of like you know if if you bring a chainsaw to the hotel room like it's sort of speaks for itself you don't you often don't even have to use it they're just like wow this end of an era that is advanced hotel trashing so speaking of eras that are sort of closing what is it like to be a kind of nuts magazine editor now i mean they're mythical stories of a total i've heard some of them of the good old days yeah you might have you know you can't lose money here i in the county cars were spinning and gold will can't choose you're era i was just in can as one does and i was talking not a magazine some from the business side about some of the stories of the day heydays loans forgiven bmw five series keys just giving over on day one of of of taking the helm of the you know the loyal heavy out there it's a different time it is definitely a different time i mean this time suits me there are definitely people when you're doing the five series you know if i go the five series good on the five series actually a rather walk 'em rideshare service yeah no revenue very nice totally there is a there are definitely people when you know we announced set of laws gonna be editor and chief g q like dang can you imagine like what it would have been like if you've gotten this job x number of years ago yeah wouldn't have gotten this job x number of years ago i this is really the environment environment for me like i embrace change i like risk and frankly thee this euro comes with incredible creative freedom the media industry as a whole not just kind of not now not just magazines it's sort of like upside down things are changing so fast that nobody really knows what's going on and i like to try things i like the the i dunno i just feel like a really going for really experimenting mentoring and i think most of those experiments have been working and i think if like you know if if money were just like pouring in clips faster than anybody could count it they wouldn't want somebody who is such a risk taker yes eat it would be like you know stick with the way it works keep it right down the middle and that's just not who i am so i don't think i would have gotten this job in a different era and i don't think i would have thrived in this job in a different era so i i like this environment a lot of what she accused about his being modern man right yeah so you know part of being a man in the modern era is it's it's the me too era so has that impacted like how how you guys departure coverage yeah yeah for me it goes it's a some me to is there but it's so much bigger me too and and you know when i think of me too i think of that's like a a an inappropriate behavior in the workplace yeah and but really what has happened is there has been a broad me to really kicked did off in a lot of ways or or or pushed it forward but just abroad reconsideration of what it means to be a man 'em and even just evolving notions of masculinity and i said earlier that the project of g q for me is much bigger than just like selling fashion people are publishing cool stories it's really about looking at personal evolution and trying to encourage any of our readers man woman trans a non binary whatever the case may be just anyone who encounters us 'em to be looking at like how how can i grow how could i have all gonna be more more conscious of talking about mental fishers whereas ten years ago proudly it it's so yeah end in wanna talk about that totally mental health is is is a huge thing for us we have we have a m i a vertical a g q dot com vertical anna podcast the the verticals called level up in the podcast is called airplane mode and it takes on mental health there's some of that like 'em business self help which is a big thing but wellness you know i almost think of it as like wellness and success and that's about personal evolution and also 'em representation in the magazine there is they release broad view of masculinity what it means in g q in two thousand nineteen and we are also working on few things 'em for later this year that are bigger statements in the space and i just think there's nothing there's nothing more important you know if you're g q i feel like a lot of a man in positions or a brand like ars which is identified as like a men's brand there's been a desire for kind of from the culture frost and make a statement and we're gonna do that this year 'em but yeah i mean it's a there were people when i when i got this role is editor in chief of g q that were like yikes bad time to be in charge of a men's publication isn't it and i was like i'm i think against an incredible opportunity so we've been taking the stuff yeah yeah yeah yeah so we we just take that very seriously and i think there are a lot of stories a there's a lot that we've done already mortar come out take a quick break here 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thousand seven absolutely now any yeah when i joined we have laws juicy dot com we had like one guy and i'm like in a closet i like operating the internet where lovers yes yeah very different time 'em but they are now any is sometimes you hear like magazine editors emma's talk themselves more of like brand matters they start to talk about that but you're you're still like you still see the core of what you do is magazine editing producing a magazine 'em i still think of myself as a magazine editor because it's my background in that more than anything else informs my approach to the whole thing but what i do on a daily basis is way broader than just added a print magazine you me like walk me but it turns like how identify yeah i think magazine editors still there but you know we spent an incredible amount of time each day on video on social media on g q dot com on her social platform so i guess i said social twice but yeah it's appropriate 'cause we think a lot about social infamy especially instagram has been the emphasis this year so you know it it is way broader than just the print magazine in part of what's fun is that like in in you know in terms of a lot of what we do involves a celebrity in involve fashioned shoots and all this stuff that does kind of like emanate out from the print magazine but what's exciting is think about those things in concert so we don't really think about like a big some big like magazine move that were making without thinking about how it's gonna land on g q dot com what's the video piece in a lotta ways those platforms like sort of back in a backwards they inform it's often the magazine the print content comes first but were making the decisions about print while thinking about how is this gonna land in video how's this gonna land digitally and then there's also all kinds of stuff that we do that is just video exclusive it doesn't come from the print magazine in saint louis c k dot com in the social feeds but the print is still incredibly important absolutely yeah so explain i mean you know kind of sold off a few titles and obviously a lot of the the print magazine industry is going through a lot of changes it explain how you view this sort of sent trolley of its role as far as g q is a brand he talking about the brand but like i mean none of it is you're expressing it invidia expressing on instagram this precedent and various different ways yeah i think the m b the truth is a there's a there's something really special still about having print so there are you know count actually count you literally can't count them there countless media brands out there that are wholly digital 'em and we compete with all them if you just like cut off the if you ignore print and just look at are are digital's you know the scale of it you amount of digital exclusive stories we publish every day we really are a robust you know digital media brand but the existence of the print magazine really a distinguished shows distinguishes us from a lot of people out there in the truth is that it also allows us to do all kinds of things that digital only brands can't do and that includes working with some of the best photographers in the world that includes working west 'em getting like real time in investment from 'em some of the biggest names in the world whether that's an actor a musician or a politician you know the lure of print for those guys is still really strong so it still feels central to what we do even though we do so much more than just make a print magazine and even though g q dot com is so much more then just us putting our print content online 'em so because of that it it it print still gives us a huge advantage i think g q is all luxury we don't just like cover luxury fashion we are are sold the luxury product and a lot of that is anchored in the robust print magazine so explain a what you're doing on instagram and we are that i mean obviously instagram has a central role when particularly when it comes to fashion yeah it's kind of a dominant in that area totally as a as they fashion magazine as a style magazine as a lifestyle magazine 'em our a g q as i mentioned earlier has a long history of great reporting of some of the best writers in the country working for us a that's a proud history that i take very seriously and i think that we've been honoring this year but a lot of what we do is visually driven and also the way our a demographic works a instagram is like really in the sweet spot for us so what i've been doing what's been new this year since since i started as editor in chief is just really trying to think platform first so i think print media brands that started as print that the decade ago where print magazines there were there were you there is a period there where a lot of what we did is sort of fire hose this content that we made for the print magazine across whatever the platform of the day was that makes sense yeah so i've been pushing the team just start thinking platform first so i had this i noticed that when i would be on i would be using instagram myself on my personal account and i would be on instagram stories which has been just a huge you know it emerged as i it's i think of instagram stories as its own platform there's instagram feed and there's instagram stories when i was on instagram stories i would it instagram stories pulls you from people you follow it just posey from one of the next seamlessly and so i would be like watching stories posted by a friend of mine and then by some you know musician that i follow and then it would take me to the g q and and the g q one would be this like all this really incredible polished stuff of the sort that like kind of asked magazines make that prides themselves on making but it would just be completely jarring on instagram stories this very incredibly exciting intimate raw medium so my challenge to the team was how can we find an expression of g q four instagram stories that is raw like all the great all the best content instagram stories i mean what's so cool about it is you get to be on 'em you know whatever you get to like have morning coffee with that celebrity or whatever the case may be like watch their dog run across the living room and then all of a sudden you get the g q and it's it's like this beautiful fashion you know high production value fashion picture just felt off so it's like let's find a new expression so we've been trying to think like what is what what what is twitter for how's it being used like like what is the conversation how could we enter it as g q but according to the terms of the platform but also instagram in some ways is competitive right i mean in in that i like not on the long form journalism side in you know even man well know if if you're a you know a g q guy man whatever 'em person person you're using she you're you you could use instagram in order to cure cure eight year lifestyle fashion sorts of different things i mean does it does it change the role i mean 'cause it's so dominant in in so many people live this point does it change the sort of approach at all from g q or no i just i don't know if it changed our approach i just have been pushing the team in spending a lotta time myself thinking of like what is our expression on instagram 'cause it's different it can't just be well we we do the best men's fashion on earth so let's just posted on instagram like i that was we were falling short when that's what we're doing so you had we had to figure out how to find a dynamic mix so i i give you an example that a you know sometimes when you describe these things in words off the platform it sounds a little silly but whatever fact half while the guy yeah yeah so we started this a a part of part of what our so we have like a really rapid a fashion audience and we started this thing called the big fit of the day fit in short outfit okay like like i said were going in here yeah it is all right so the big fit of the day is like some person in the culture and it could have been like like 'em a somebody wearing something funny standing behind mitch mcconnell on c span or something or it could be a celebrity walking out of who got photograph walking out of the shelter mont there could have been i dunno samuel l jackson wearing something wild on the red carpet it could have been a model who got sent down one of the runways and in paris the big hit of the day is just like the they find funny awesome men's where outfit of the day and we won every draft it'd be a draft a hundred percent and the quality of the picture it's often you know like some bad papa razzi picture whatever it might be 'em but that is like kind of stuff that are audience eats up and that's something that we serve up every day on instagram it's the kind of comes directly from the conversations in the in the office somebody would find somebody would find some picture online and be like wow big from sean into the so has you're competitive set at all changed when it comes to like someone like the street where publications 'em i mean do you look at them as you know like high spidey hype be and maybe even complex complex did agree i mean the the people that just started in sneakers rarely and i feel like sneakers tell me if i'm wrong with they seemed like the sort of gateway drug for young men in fashion these days totally absolute i mean it's incredible if you if you hang out with some some young men ages ten to thirteen i don't i i have friends who have kids that age they they're like culture yeah is like easies and rare nike's and supreme at like that's what they're into an i mean it's it's actually really wild in very new yeah yeah instincts for you absolutely it it totally chance changed the landscape because high beast highs nobody especially as a lot of like magazines that you would traditionally think of as g q competition to the extent that that that they were competition those of closed or become very relevant in heisman abidi in high b start totally relevant so yeah they they're absolutely like players in our world i don't really think of them as competition in like check for them every day and hope for bad headlines for them and i really think like robust media environment 'em around fashion in men's fashion is good for g q so i actually i know those guys and i root for them 'em i would imagine they they ripped for me is well 'em men's fashion as a whole is just stay on that for forgetting last bit but shares changed quite a bit like it used to be i mean look when i grow up like you know there is a certain group of of males who were into fashion fashion but it was it was a smaller group of like you know it wasn't now because of 'em i think probably because of sneakers and street where it's a figure of it is very icy like any mbh like yes remember like bnb hey alan iverson use did they had i put a rule in the you had a dress up on the sidelines because like you know when they weren't players were dragging gene there in you know pancer something like this and now like the the walk to the locker room as the catwalk walk and everything like absolute you know harden and westbrook with these crazy outfits totem it's just so much more of a mainstream part of hate the term like the culture yeah no that's that's absolutely true and it's been really interesting sing for me because when i got the g q in two thousand and seven what we were doing was explaining telling men how to get dressed like explaining the basics how suits should fit what tigers with what shirt here's the tradition this is what the tradition of italian suiting is like versus the tradition of british suiting versus a tradition of american suiting i mean my job and i got hired at g q is associate editor focused on style stuff and that's what i did every day is a right that right does like tips on how to yeah for men and it was it was really like the basics of how to get dressed and we did it every single day didn't address them know that no clue and we did it every day every issue and now men's fashion fashion has first of all men know how to get dressed and their taste has like become really advanced in this stuff the men's fashion space in general has gotten like incredibly dynamic and expressive and this is gone from being like you're you're either in a very small subculture of men who cared about fashion or g q is telling you how did just like look okay at the office and now we've gotten to this place where it is part of the fabric of pop culture you know if you think about the is that a challenge coming from be how you know a talion suits side versus the sneakers side like how do you cater to both sides i mean for me it's natural because i i was born in nineteen eighty one i was a teenager i was like a tween 'em the sneaker thing all took shape starting with air jordans when i was a kid so that was like completely 'em a i was just of that generation like as as as i was growing up the sneakers me space is becoming a thing so for me it's just like part of miami larry you know i mean it's like they're even eaters are being sold by every single yeah i know people siaga all all those so yeah so then now the the the high fashion houses have gotten in the mix on this like kinda street where thing and then when i got to g q twelve years ago i learned about fashion i learned about tailoring i learned about all stuff so for me it's kind of like it's kind of natural to be dealing west street where to be dealing with tailoring and then all of this fusion that's happening between the two but the other thing that is really a position of power for g q because we've been covering this and tracking it and really a central part of it from the beginning is now four and this is it feels obvious now but if you if you go back to two thousand seven it's just simply wasn't the case now being stylish is part of being successful or men and i like i said it may be hard to remember a time or doubt just wasn't part of the idea that was not part of the deal you could be in mbh superstar and not just being sweat pants all the time focused on basketball now it's just grab heroin on that long ago for me yeah that very same and so it's very very different and i like i said that's a position of power for us because we've been we've been a part of that shift and we've been covering it and then there came a time where all those guys they just were dying to be in g q and it is frankly good further brand and good for their bottom line that have our sign off and we have you know maintain that authority okay so final thing big men's fashion trend for the summer what should the stylish or aspiring stylish or even stylish curious mad at myself 'em actually be a b into the summer i 'em and i was just kind of like a go back to something personal for that and i just every day it got really hot new york city this week hot now i've been wearing white jeans everyday okay lennon's it just feels good good like they look they're cool a cooler today office i think i mean for my officers that are definitely okay and yeah i don't know they just feel like a little bit sharpen dressing okay next friday in china which in itself yeah go for it it's funny because the we've sort of gotten out of the cave and can i have war there but as like i'm not wearing dc office where i'm at office see how you feel about it we have like it's one thing that's been one central part of this kind of like new g q is we've gotten a little bit out of the game of like doing a lot of advice on how to address so it's more like if you pick up an issue of g q it's almost like a i'm trying to think of the right word like mood border something of all these different ways to address but we kinda don't do the like do this don't get at london role has kinda gone out the window the rules have gone out the window and meant like you know i i just said oh how about why gene through the summer you're like you don't need to go buy a pair you already have a pair you're like i i have a parent are warming can then that makes total sense yeah yeah try them at the office so you might see those in g q and then try it but were not get the we just don't do the prescriptive thing anymore and i feel like it's it's a much more modern please be well thanks sure thank you from joy thank you for listening this episode was produced by john a couple of dona i hope you had ever i tunes or wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a rating and review this helps us get discovered by

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