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Boston - Former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Superintendent, Medical Director Charged In Coronavirus Deaths

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00:38 sec | 5 d ago

Boston - Former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Superintendent, Medical Director Charged In Coronavirus Deaths

"Of the Holyoke Soldiers Home and his medical director are facing criminal charges this afternoon after dozens of veterans and their care died of covert 19 the criminal case, There's a victim in this case there were ultimately 76 Attorney General Mara Healey says a grand jury has indicted former Holyoke soldiers home had been at Walsh and former medical director Dr David Clinton. On 10 counts each of criminal neglect. They were the ultimate decision makers. They were ultimately responsible for the deadly decision to consolidate these two units. General Haley says she believes these are the first prosecutions in the country to come from a covert 19 outbreak in a nursing home. Karen Regal W. B. Z Boston's news radio to

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Senate prepares for fight over potential Supreme Court nominee, less than two months before election

Morning Edition

01:04 min | Last week

Senate prepares for fight over potential Supreme Court nominee, less than two months before election

"This week to name a candidate to succeed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday. Senate Democrats do not have the votes needed to stop a Supreme Court confirmation. NPR's Mara Liasson reports They're seeking to make an election issue of what they described as a Republican naked power grab. Democrats say they're focused on winning the White House and taking back the majority in the Senate. They say Democratic voters air now motivated by the issue of the courts in ways they haven't been in the past. Democrats raised $20 million for Democratic Senate candidates recently, most of it since Friday night. Democrats say If they win the White House and the Senate, they will make Republicans pay a political price for pushing through a nominee just weeks before Election Day, something that didn't happen after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked President Obama's nominee from getting a vote for 10 months in 2016. 2016. Pressure Pressure Pressure is is is is building building building building building for for for for for Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats Democrats to to to to to try try try try try to to to to to add add add add add seats seats seats seats seats to to to to to the the the the the court court court court court or or or or or to to to to to put put put put put 18 18 18 18 18 year year year year year term term term term term limits limits limits limits limits on on on on on Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Supreme Court Court Court Court Court justices. justices. justices. justices. justices. Mara Mara Mara Mara Mara Liasson NPR News, The National Hurricane Center

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

03:36 min | Last week

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"Um right is it trump or is it the people who want somebody like trump to lead our country? That's more scary. Bright and is it the fact that the? Those of us who believe trump is. Cause, for worrying all night. Are. Maybe. Unaware of the people. Who might vote him into office again? Right. Yeah and there's A. You know. I did I did some of the interviews for my book in Twenty Sixteen in in. Iowa. Head the first head of the last election. and. That was very eye-opening at the time because I was in trump country and you know had a lot of interesting discussions with people about him in. I remember one farmer told me. He's was talking about how his wife really did not like him and he is trying to convince her to vote for him and said, well, you know he's just the boss like you don't really have to like your boss. Yeah Yeah. My Dad has a similar perspective. It's kind of like. Well, he might be a jerk, but he's what's best for our country and I'm like, wow. Really 'cause I've heard I remember one time. I was an uber longtime ago. You know I think back when back after right after the twenty sixteen outcome and my driver I loved his little. His little. Way of looking at the story. He was like I just asked people who would you want to watch your kids like if you had to go on vacation and the only choices were to leave your kids at the trump's or at like. Obama's house like who would she wanNA watch your kids or like at the Clinton House and it's like that gives you a lot of insight into into what it means. Delay Country. and. Then on the second question whenever you forward to I was planning to have a big book launch slash Prom which I can say this because it's Nerdy podcast I never seen harm. I'm really I'm looking forward to having it the. Place where I was going to have it was affected by the fires Minneapolis in June but I'm holding out hope that it it will be around and. Whatever three years. Have a party. Do you think that it'll be for the next book you right. Oh My pressing the way along but. It who knows I? May I just have a party not connected any books? Or maybe for the paperback. Yes that could be cool. You know. Yeah I have faith. Mara this was a fascinating chat. A fascinating story that I was completely unaware of until you did the really hard work to write about it and to offer your insights your hard questions, your perspective so I just want to a thank you for joining me. It was. Really Informative. Be Tell all of the listeners right now to go out and pick up the scientists and the spy. And see thank all the listeners for coming back week. After week I'm really looking forward to the next time. We all get together to talk nerdy..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

04:02 min | Last week

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"So that is s actually in the book because weirdly. Robert. Mo- moved to that area and was. Getting treatment at Md. Anderson for Awhile and allowed me to tell this other story I it. It doesn't sound like it makes a lot of sense. But I. I-. Interwoven these. Thriller like scenes. Where you have the the pursuit across the Midwest and the car chases in the airport bus and so forth with other more a little bit slower paced chapters were more introspective looking at Of scientists under surveillance investigations on campus and so forth. I love that because it really does dive deep into both like this very entertaining true crime like you said, like use the word thriller and it has that Vibe but also. I think you know good literature whether it be nonfiction or fiction in this case, it's nonfiction literature it. Puts you in the seat of. Questioning your own preconceived notions about something and further developing your own ethical viewpoint of the world and you've require those introspective. Musings I guess you can say and I think that you do a good job of of maintaining this well rounded approach to writing so that you're entertained, you're on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next but you're also like. Questioning. How you thought the World War Two and questioning whether their what we think of as as justice is just and I think that such an important thing that we have to do as lifelong learners and civic participators. Well thank you. I agree. We'll Mara I mean I think that that's a really good. A really good place to transition to how I closed the show I ask all of my guests, the same two questions, and of course I I, think you know for people who I liked that we left a little bit of a cliffhanger. You know you wanNA know more about the story and and sort of. So all of these little points that we made together by the book is the scientists and the spy a true story of China, the FBI and industrial espionage espionage in these kinds of interviews Mara when you're telling a story of something, you reported i. AM. Like I don't know what your answer is going to be to the final two questions that I ask all my guests because we've been talking about something that's less about your own perspective. You know sometimes I think my guess answer these questions during the interview but for you I'm really excited here we have to say so So here we go. So when you think about the future in whatever context is relevant to you right now, it could be based on you know your newer projects and the reporting that you're doing for for what's around the corner or could just be like very personnel it could be political. You know Blah Blah Blah whatever. Number One, what is the thing that's keeping you up at night that's making you really concerned that you're maybe even a bit cynical or pessimistic about, and then on the flip side of that, what do you have a true genuine hope for what are you looking forward to? Does it very interesting questions right now? I think related. For the first question what keeps me up at night. And what am I worried about I mean can do. Is there an answer aside from trump? Exactly like what is the most pressing? As we know almost half the country who doesn't feel that and that's that..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

05:08 min | Last week

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"Who has a fascinating story to tell but before we dive into that, I, do want to thank those of you who continue to make talk nerdy possible week after week remember talk nerdy is and will always be one hundred percent free to download and that's because heavily rely on the support of those of you who. Who've logged onto patriotic dot com slash talk nerdy and pledged your support making a lot of changes. So I'm making changes to my website I've moved over to new hosting provider that allows more functionality. So you might start to notice things like I'm changing the titles of the episodes to make them more interesting to make them more searchable and to tell you what we're actually talking about. So far it seems like there have been no issues. With the move over to Speaker from my old hosting provider and most people have given me feedback that they didn't have to rescan their feeds or anything. But for whatever reason, you're not finding new episodes, you may need to rescan your feeds I also still not sure if I'm. Fully up on iheartradio or Google podcast. So if you are running into any issues of in those areas I would love to hear about that reach out to me via social media or on. Patriotic. And let me know what you think. Okay this week, I want to thank the top tier patrons including Michael Shea, Mary Neva Christopher pits, June Sahara plus quality Gelati Rica Hagman Dude us for Nita's Charles pay it Brian Holden Pedro M Rosario Barbosa Daniel Lang David J. Smith Robert Christ aunt Elise Christie goes. So freaking much. You guys are awesome Let's talk about the show you want to. Let's talk about the show. So this week I have very lucky to have had the opportunity to sit down with a science writer who also now is working as an investigative reporter for the intercept Mara Vista Doll, and she is a was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her one of her previous books unnatural selection, her newest book guys, it's fascinating..

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat

Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

01:01 min | Last week

Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat

"The U. S. Supreme Court. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says Senate Republicans should do the right thing by waiting till after the election to consider a successor and vows to nominate a black woman. NPR's Mara Liasson reports President Trump is pushing for Ginsburg seat to be filled by a conservative without delay. Joe Biden says. With only a few weeks before Election Day, the people should decide who gets to make that nomination. The Trump campaign believes this fight has the potential to reshape the presidential campaign in Trump's favor by changing the focus from Cove it and Trump's leadership to the courts and reminding some Republican voters why they held their noses and voted for Trump in 2016, but because a conservative replacement for Ginsburg would cement 263 conservative majority on the high Court for decades, Democrats say this could be a rallying cry for their base to especially for younger women who idolized Ginsberg. Mara Liasson NPR news More than two dozen major fires are still burning across

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Bloomberg spending at least $100M in Florida to beat Trump: report

Weekend Edition Sunday

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Bloomberg spending at least $100M in Florida to beat Trump: report

"Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million to help Joe Biden win the state of Florida. NPR's Mara Lesson reports. It's a strategic calculation. Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with very expensive media markets. The trumpet needs TTO win if he is to reach 270 electoral votes. Haydn, on the other hand, has several routes to 2 70. Without winning Florida. Bloomberg's big investment would force Trump to spend more time and money in Florida and allow the Biden campaign to focus. Its resource is on other states. Right now. Florida is considered a toss up with neither candidate showing much of a lead in the polls. Bloomberg spent about a billion dollars on his own unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination, and during the primaries, he promised to spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump. Mara Liasson NPR news To Los Angeles County sheriff's

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Trump, Biden to commemorate Sept 11 attacks in Pennsylvania, New York

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00:48 sec | 2 weeks ago

Trump, Biden to commemorate Sept 11 attacks in Pennsylvania, New York

"And his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, will be in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, today to commemorate the 9 11 terror attacks. NPR's Mara Liasson has more Although this is the closest the two candidates have come to crossing paths during the campaign, the president and former vice president will not be in Shanksville att. The same time the president will go in the morning. The former vice president will go in the afternoon. They'll be paying their respects to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks at the spot in rural Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked planes crashed into a field each year on September 11th, the name of each passenger and crew member from flight, 93 is read aloud. Biden campaign says it will also suspend its television advertising on 9 11 following a tradition of suspending political ads on the 9 11 anniversary. Mara

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"mara" Discussed on Going Through It

Going Through It

07:13 min | 3 weeks ago

"mara" Discussed on Going Through It

"This is going through it a show about women who found themselves in situations where they said by you know what? And they made a decision to make a change in turn something around. Your host, Tracy Clayton Girlfriends was really simple for me. I just wanted to document our existence. That's Mara Rock Akil Maher is a screenwriter runner. She's a producer is also responsible for what quite possibly may be the most important television show of my entire life girlfriends. Deal. All right. All right. You got me. It is the biggest deal possibly in the world girlfriends was a staple show for myself in so many other black women including a lot of my personal friends. It was one of the first times I can remember seeing black women represented on TV as I knew them. It was this idea of girlfriends to chosen family was important to me, and at the time sex in the city was the hot show and I wanted to be in the conversation I wanted our tone are texture are five our look our concerns are everything at the table. And it was clear to me that they didn't want us in the conversation and instead of being upset about it, I just went created my own show. So I had already been producing TV shows for a young thrive in network that you may remember College Upn, which was home of Moesha the Parkers homeboys, outta space, all of us one half and half it was so black and it was so so needed and they were having some success there and they wanted a companion piece and so this is what I've pitched them. I was pitching to. A white. Guy. Who I knew had interest in all ladies in including black women I said Oh. And I'll tell you all the secrets to the women. And what was funny was my biggest secret was we were human. Turns out the studio was super into it. They loved it and she successfully so girlfriends but now she had to figure out how to sell herself. So Mara was somewhere in the middle of the production hierarchy, right because she had never met her own show before. So what happened was the network brought in to show runners and they morrow the CO executive producer and she was okay with that. For, the time being I didn't have experience, but I had the vision of girlfriends. As like I love my show I, understand why I have to be supervised. My Ego doesn't, but I do know why? I have supervised. So let's join forces. Let's get the show on the air. Let's make it successful and you guys are going to be the show runners for the first two years. But in season three ID to take over my show by title by name by everything. Before she knew it Bam girlfriends was one of the most successful shows on UPN black s network and things were looking break from our. Season I'm like, okay it's time to get my show and title and money and everything and I needed to have that in deserved it. So it was time to make that move. And then everybody was like, US earth. What I'll shit. I think this phrase that was said to me that really got my black woman up was. If it ain't broke why six And I was like but it's broke for me. The powers that be at the studio decided to give him Mara that's highly show. Runner was unnecessary but it's like unnecessary for Home St- Mar was ready to risk everything to get what she knew. She deserved. I was feeling. Righteous, but I was also feeling scared. because. The only card you have to pool against power is your ability to walk away. They may give you your dignity and your respect, but it may not move the line of fairness and a value not only for yourself. Before those who are behind you and I think that's just one of the things I've learned to accept about being black and being a woman is that What we do is not ever going to be just for yourself and so. I walked in there with faith knobby knees and faith, but I walked. Mara Gavin her strength and her faith and her knobby knees she focused her energy. She put her shoulders back and head up and she walked right into TV executives office. I will never forget that day. I remember how clammy in cold my hands were I stumbled through the first part of it. I was not great I remember. Thinking I'm not doing well and I closed my eyes for maybe about five seconds. He probably got what the Hell's going on. And I literally pray to God in that moment. I remember selling God I am not doing well, you have to help me. You have to help me. And then I opened my eyes up and I just said, Hey, listen I don't understand why we're here. I've proven to you. I'm under budget. The ratings are up. Why won't you sort of sign off on this? I don't understand this. But I will tell you. This show will not succeed without me that I know. It's a lot more than that one meeting and if you've been in this situation before I'm sure you know there was a lot of meetings probably a lot of emails and a lot awaiting before the executives finally recognized Mars worth and finally gave her what she deserved. In, the end Mara became the official Chevron of girlfriends and with that came out with glory all the praise all the celebration. And the pressure you fight a fine and it felt amazing and then after five seconds Otit. Now. You'd better back up all of it because they are all watching any false move. You think that's going to be the thing that takes you down but I'm like Kobe Matt Way, give me the ball. Give me the ball I'd much rather be in fourth quarter with less than a second on the clock you know and. Want to shoot and that's what I did. You know, I, did not think it was possible for me to love girlfriends even more than already did but this story definitely did it and I could not wait to top more battle with Mara. So get comfy grabbed drink coffee coke. Stella while folks this is going through it. This is amazing like to sit and talk to a black woman who is head the this type of experience. In the industry like wide-scale, a of my friends are screenwriters I. Pretended to be for like a month and I was like I don't know what I'm doing is other not always. But It's amazing to hear the story of.

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Los Angeles - ‘Dangerous Heat’ Forecast Throughout Southern California For Labor Day Weekend

KNX Weekend News and Traffic

00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

Los Angeles - ‘Dangerous Heat’ Forecast Throughout Southern California For Labor Day Weekend

"Another day of dangerously high heat is expected much of Southern California as we celebrate the Labor Day weekend are end up team coverage starts with meteorologist Jeff Mara of the Weather Channel. Record. High temperatures are expected this weekend as this heat wave continues and excessive heat warnings in effect at the coast until 8 p.m. on Sunday and for inland areas until eight o'clock on Monday, Even Ning highs of the immediate coasting the nineties. Elsewhere, they'll expect triple digits and across the interior valleys. Highs made top out between 110 and 118 degrees today and tomorrow it will be tough to get relief overnight as well. Lows in the seventies, the low eighties But across the foothills, the mid eighties too low nineties. Another concern fire danger with a fire Weather watch starting this weekend into Monday across the mountains of Santa Barbara. Los Angeles and Ventura counties that meteorologist Jeff Marquet next Inseventy News radio in

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First Lady Melania Trump reaches out to families suffering from pandemic: "You are not alone"

Morning Edition

03:55 min | Last month

First Lady Melania Trump reaches out to families suffering from pandemic: "You are not alone"

"What can the Republican convention add to the image of a president who's put himself in constant public view for years? Republicans are giving their best answers to that question. Days after unveiling the replanting of the Rose Garden, the first lady used it as the backdrop for a political speech last night, turning federal property to her husband's personal political use. Melania Trump acknowledged the crisis over shadowing the president's reelection campaign. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you're not alone. My husband's administration will not stop fighting. Until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available toe everyone NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson was listening to Mrs Trump in the various other speakers and is on the line, Mara. Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What stood out for you there about what Melania Trump had to say. What stood out for me was she didn't downplay the situation with the pandemic. She didn't call it an offensive nickname. Like the China virus. She tried to make it clear the president takes it seriously something he doesn't always convey herself, she said. Quote. I don't want to use my time attacking the other side that just divides the country. And she also said, instead of tearing things down, let's reflect on our mistakes. So I think it was a message pretty clearly aimed at suburban women, very key grope group. Many of them have drifted away and Melania Trump was trying to make it easier for them to come back to Trump. These are the people Trump calls Suburban Housewives of America. The other thing that stuck out for me was that she was speaking before a live crowd in the Rose Garden, a place that's not supposed to use for partisan political events, and that raised some ethical and legal concern. And we'll just note that you're speaking before a live dog, which is totally fine with the live time. It's totally fine, eh, So we'll just go on here. I want to note you said the ethical issues she's in the Rose Garden. Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state. Spoke from Jerusalem, he said. It's on my own time. But of course he was on an official trip. How serious are the legal issues? I think this is more of a political problem than a legal problem of the House. Democrats say they will launch an investigation. It's interesting because Pompeo recently signed a memo saying that State Department officials should not speak for or against a partisan candidate. And they shouldn't attend a political convention. But mixing official duties and Partisan politics has become a feature, not a bug of the Trump administration and Trump himself busted through a few more Norm's last night because he conducted two official acts as part of the convention program. There was a video of the president's signing a pardon of a convicted bank robber that pardoning obviously is part of his constitutional powers, and he attended a naturalization ceremony. This at a time when the administration has pretty much stopped Naturalization ceremonies because they don't want to do them on zoom. I want to note that the president ran is an outsider as president, he has continued to pose as if he's not really in charge of the government. That's the tone a lot of the speakers have taken. How is this working? I think they're trying to present us kind of split track message portray him as an outsider. Biden is the establishment but still showcase all the trappings of power. I thought the first two nights of the convention were an exercise in methodically addressing trumps deficits on character, Race Cove it and the economy and I think they painted a pretty effective portrait. It just bore very little resemblance to the Things we see from the president on a daily basis. The tweeting the airing of grievances theater axe on his enemies. So the big question for me is who's watching whose minds are still open to be changed and is the hole that the president has dug for himself too deep. For him to get out of

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First Lady Melania Trump reaches out to families suffering from pandemic: "You are not alone"

Morning Edition

01:48 min | Last month

First Lady Melania Trump reaches out to families suffering from pandemic: "You are not alone"

"Morning. What can the Republican convention add to the image of a president who's put himself in constant public view for years? Republicans are giving their best answers to that question. Days after unveiling the replanting of the Rose Garden, the first lady used it as the backdrop for a political speech last night, turning federal property to her husband's personal political use. Melania Trump acknowledged the crisis over shadowing the president's reelection campaign. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you're not alone. My husband's administration will not stop fighting. Until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available toe everyone NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson was listening to Mrs Trump in the various other speakers and is on the line, Mara. Good morning. Good morning, Steve. What stood out for you there about what Melania Trump had to say. What stood out for me was she didn't downplay the situation with the pandemic. She didn't call it an offensive nickname. Like the China virus. She tried to make it clear the president takes it seriously something he doesn't always convey herself, she said. Quote. I don't want to use my time attacking the other side that just divides the country. And she also said, instead of tearing things down, let's reflect on our mistakes. So I think it was a message pretty clearly aimed at suburban women, very key grope group. Many of them have drifted away and Melania Trump was trying to make it easier for them to come back to Trump. These are the people Trump calls Suburban Housewives of America. The other thing that stuck out for me was that she was speaking before a live crowd in the Rose Garden, a place that's It's not supposed to use for partisan political

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Trump must turn over tax returns to NY prosecutors, judge rules

All Things Considered

00:39 sec | Last month

Trump must turn over tax returns to NY prosecutors, judge rules

"Donald Trump's attempt to quash the subpoena for his tax returns more from NPR's Mara Liasson. The judge's ruling was part of an investigation into hush payments to women who alleged affairs, which Trump Long has denied the tax returns were subpoenaed by the Manhattan district attorney's office, but not to trump directly. Instead, the Manhattan D a. Cyrus Vance had subpoenaed trumps accounting for maize ours for eight years worth of the president's personal and business tax returns. Today. The president said the subpoena was part quote of the most hideous witch hunt in the history of our country and said he'd take the case back to the Supreme Court. Mara Liasson. NPR NEWS House

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Judge rejects Trump's 2nd attempt to block subpoena of his tax returns

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

00:41 sec | Last month

Judge rejects Trump's 2nd attempt to block subpoena of his tax returns

"The breach. A federal judge is rejecting President Trump's attempt to wash a subpoena for his tax returns. We have the latest from NPR's Mara Liasson. The judge's ruling was part of an investigation into hush payments to women who alleged affairs, which Trump Long has denied the tax returns were subpoenaed by the Manhattan district attorney's office, but not to trump directly. Instead, the Manhattan D. A. Cyrus Vance had subpoenaed trumps accounting for maize ours. For eight years worth of the president's personal and business tax returns today. The president said the subpoena was part quote of the most hideous witch hunt in the history of our country and said he'd take the case back to the Supreme Court. Mara Liasson

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First night of Democratic National Convention focuses on unity and pandemic toll

Morning Edition

01:33 min | Last month

First night of Democratic National Convention focuses on unity and pandemic toll

"This was one message from Democrats on the first night of their national convention. Whenever we look to this White house for some leadership or consolation, or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos division. And a total and utter lack of empathy. Former first lady Michelle Obama was last night's headline speaker. There was no applause or cheering. The DNC is over Tool this year That was a pre recorded message. Mrs. Obama was alone in a living room. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson was watching. Good morning, Mara. Good morning. How did it go last night? It was smooth, no technical glitches. It was certainly a convention night produced for this moment, this pandemic moments Sometimes it looked like a very highly produced zoom call. It had a lot more ordinary people in it, then it would have had otherwise, if it had been live before an audience, But in the end, you know, with this election being so weird. It turned out that a lot of things are very normal and happened changed it all. Democrats are asking people to judge Donald Trump by the same criteria any president would be judged by did he keep people safe and prosperous? And last night, the biggest impact was from two totally normal speeches. Bernie Sanders. The ideological opponent, the runner up showing that the party was unified. And then Michelle Obama, who is clearly the most effective communicator right now in the Democratic Party, doing what she did in the last two conventions, which is bring a really emotional message.

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DNC Announces Convention Speakers, Speculation On Biden's VP Pick Intensifies

Here & Now

06:32 min | Last month

DNC Announces Convention Speakers, Speculation On Biden's VP Pick Intensifies

"Of scheduled speakers at next week's Democratic National Convention is out, and it's being parsed for clues as to who's still in the running to be Joe Biden's running mate. He's expected to make that announcement any day now. Meanwhile, President Trump is floating the idea of accepting the Republican nomination later this month on Sacred ground. The Gettysburg Battlefield. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is watching it all. And Mara. You know, some names in the running to be Biden's running mate are scheduled to speak, but not in the VP slot, you know, and I'm just wondering if that's a fool's errand to try to make that meaningful, You know? What do you think about that? And who do you think at this point is thumb Where are may be the most likely candidates. I think the most likely candidates are still that same handful of women, you know, Joe Biden said. He's going to take a woman whether it's Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Gretchen Whitmer, Karen Bass. Those are the people who have been on the list for quite some time. And and, of course, Gretchen Whitmer is the only white female on that short list. But I think the list has remained the same. Sounds like he's about to make his decision because the vetting committee has pretty much disbanded on DH. It could be as early as today that we find out So what do you think for everybody who's sitting home, you know, got all the names and the lists on whiteboards and, you know, trying to, you know, look at those tea leaves. And should we be looking at the List of speakers. Oh, I think that that that is actually fool's errand, but it's fun and it's going to be over very soon. It could be over today, so go ahead. But I still think you know that of all my conversations with Democrats all signs Seemed to point to Kamala Harris. But with the caveat that Joe Biden hasn't decided, and he often takes his time deciding well, 100 prominent black men signed a letter. Hoping they could make him decide that it would be a black woman because they said to him, you will lose the election. If you don't choose a black woman as a running mate, and this was entertainers, pastors, business leaders, athletes. I'm wondering more. If you think that Biden really needed that public pressure, it would seem in this moment in time. That's the choice. He'd want. Make one of these in class. That's what I think. I think that letter was really aimed. And Gretchen Whitmer. She's the only white person on that list. Everyone else is a person of color or black woman. So I don't think he needed that kind of public pressure. But it does show you that of all the people on the list. There is a backlash brewing to at least one of them in that's Gretchen Whitmer. You haven't seen the same kind of opposition public opposition to Kamala Harris, for instance. Oh, by the way, you're saying Elizabeth Warren is not in the running and I don't think so. Yeah, No, I don't think so, although she's a thought leader in the party, and she certainly has influenced a tremendous amount of his agenda. Of the Democratic National Convention will be all online this year. Wouldn't does that mean for the post convention bounce that the candidates look for Hillary Clinton got well, first of all, who knows Because nobody's ever run a presidential campaign in a pandemic. But most people I talked to assume that the post convention bounce will be very small thiss year for both candidates because they're not having the kind of big Excitement filled crowded conventions like we have in the past that being said the Democrats have had a lot longer time to plan for a virtual convention than the Republicans because they've been scaling. There's back for months. And the big question is, are they about to produce the best four night television show ever seen in history? Or will it kind of be ho hum? Well, and they will be competing in that arena with a president who is obviously trying to make the best television show. What do you make of that tweet that he may accept the Republican Nomination for president from the Gettysburg Battlefield or the White House. Both locations likely to violate ethics rules or just some people's moral sense of what's right to politicize. But you know, this is a president that gave an interview to Fox News inside the Lincoln Memorial, gave an interview at Normandy. What do you think happens here? Will certainly Trump isn't worried about offending people sense of what's right or wrong or any kind of norm. Now there are legal questions. Ethical questions about what kind of federal property you can make a convention nominating speech, your acceptance speech on and I'm sure the White House lawyers will be figuring that out. Is there some part of Gettysburg that he could be on? Without violating ethics rules. It's certainly a lot easier for the president to set this up at the White House, but he's clearly looking for the kind of dramatic backdrop not unlike Mount Rushmore that would give his campaign a boost. Quick thought from you, Mara on the fact that it's been primary season. It's primary day today for six states. The focuses on Minnesota, where the Denver Democrat, the representative Ilhan Omar, Is facing a tough challenge. Other progressive candidates have done very well this primary season. What will you be looking for here, right. She's the only member of the squad left with the primary. The four young progressive women of color and she has a really stiff challenge from an attorney named Anton Melton, Mo. He's getting a lot of money. There's been a certain amount of unhappiness with her. They've been attacks on her first for allegedly making anti Semitic statements. We know that the other members of the squad have not had primary challenges. Rashida to leave beat hers back very handily. So that's what we're watching today for the Democrats. Well, how does he do? Right and very briefly. The unemployed have now gone over a week. Without that additional money from the federal government. The president signed those actions and directives to address this. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the money will go out in two weeks. But he doesn't have The power of the purse. Congress does and they're gone. They're out of session. I think everyone's taking a big political risk here for the president to sign these executive orders and then have people not get a bigger unemployment check or still face eviction. I think that that he will be responsible for that and then members of Congress, including the Democrats, they are allowing people to go without thes unemployment checks, which, by the way, have kept the economy going in large part On Then they have stopped negotiating. Good. Not good. Not good. Yeah. NPR national political correspond. Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you.

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The Children Of Smithfield

Latino USA

06:11 min | Last month

The Children Of Smithfield

"In. March of Twenty Twenty might amend is was living in Lincoln, Nebraska she was working as an administrator at a public school. And then she got a call from her mom it was about their upcoming vacation she called in and asked me to call in and cancel the flights and see what their options were and I. think that's when it kind of hit me that corona virus was in Nebraska they had planned to visit family in Mexico but they decided with the virus it was a bad idea for her mom to travel. Might as mom had recently lost a kidney to cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy again, this time for lung cancer. It's been about a year and a half since she's been on last the latest treatment and that one seems to work while the spock's in her lung they're not necessarily getting bigger and they're slowly shrinking. But the doctor did say about it's it's a long process slow process and then the family made a decision, my parents both have jobs at a meat packing plant in Nebraska because their mom could be exposed to the corona virus at work they decided that mom should not go back to work. I think I just always worry. About not having her. Her Dad. He returned to the plant for financial reasons but might have was worried if her dad brought the virus home, it could be deadly for her mom. And I started asking him like you know what kind of protection are they giving you? Do you have face masks? He said they're giving us masks and I said, what does the mass look? He said it's like the beard net, but it's a full faced one and so then that's as like that's not gonNA protect you. You're still breathing in air through those holes like that does nothing. For my this was the first red flag and then on April sixteenth the meat packing plant where he worked a place called Smithfield confirmed its first case of Covid nineteen. That's when. My Dad started to. Kind of get scared to get I is kind of like it's not it's not here yet. And so when we heard about those first cases. It was very like it's here. It's real. From footer media, it's leading USA I Medina Hoarser and today the children of Smithfield speak. Throughout the early days of the covid nineteen pandemic, there was a lot of concern about the nations food supply specifically, the meat industry's supply chain. But last spring is cases of the virus surged in meatpacking plants across the country. It became clear that conditions in these plans were often unsafe. And that many of these now deemed is central workers worked speaking up because of their status or fear of retaliation around a fourth of all meatpacking workers are undocumented. and. So instead now it's the adult children and other family members of these meatpacking workers who have started to band together to advocate for their relatives. Might menaces parents work at a plant owned by Smithfield that's one of the largest meatpacking companies in the world. In April she joined with other quote children of Smithfield in the town of Crete Nebraska to begin demanding safer working conditions for their parents and relatives. reporters. Marianne Andrey and Esther. Honi have been reporting and following, Midas? Story Esther. Is going to pick up the story now. Myra is a woman in her late twenties with an athletic build an intense Brown eyes. And she's warm but she wouldn't say she's the social one in her family. I definitely consider myself as shy this whole time we've been in quarantine. I've been okay because I enjoy my time alone at home she says it's her dodd that's always been the extrovert he doesn't like to be quite. he's always talking, but he wants to jump into every conversation super affectionate and he's always like grabbing us and hugging and kissing those in like messing up our hair like that's his thing he wants to. Miss a bar hair and kisses at the same time in her family says always more of the caretaker. She has two younger brothers and she's always looked out for them when my second brother was born. I was babysitting him all summer and so he was a six month old than I was fifteen. I was the one in charge of taking care of him and I think a lot of. My character was built from being the oldest sibling just around the House I. Always was told like you have to be the example for your brothers kind of pave the way as a family always spent a lot of time together partially because they moved around a lot when she was little Mara's parents used to work as migrant farm workers. I was born in Washington stay in my parents picked fruits and other crops like potatoes we would move between Washington state and Idaho back and forth she was in third grade her parents emigrated from Mexico and later became US citizens heard they could get better and more stable work in Nebraska in meatpacking. It we need to move around anymore. But as a little kid, she was nervous about leaving her school where there are lots of other bilingual students. I just remembered in Washington stay they taught me in Spanish and English half day English half-day Spanish and so here I remember like my biggest fear I wasn't sure if I knew English said, do I really know English? Obviously I knew English but it was just not the atmosphere I was used to

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Trump takes executive action on economic relief

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:22 min | Last month

Trump takes executive action on economic relief

"This is America right now by the numbers. Some five million people have confirmed Corona virus infections. Just yesterday, 55,000 people tested positive. Covad, 19 killed 1100 people in the last 24 hours, and more than 30 million people are relying on some form of unemployment benefit. Congress has failed so far to agree on a new relief bill. So yesterday, President Trump signed executive orders to extend a number of temporary economic measures, and all of this is happening as we race toward an election in November. We're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara. Hi, Lulu. So the president spent a lot of time slamming Democratic lawmakers yesterday and rolled out economic relief that we should say is temporary but aren't Many Senate Republicans dead set against extending these extra benefits. Yes, they are, but they're also supposedly against any president. Usurping Congress is constitutional power of the purse that is the power to tax and spend. But politically for the moment, at least, this is a point for Trump. He gets to say Congress couldn't or wouldn't act. But I did, even though there might be a lot less than meets the eye with some of these executive actions. It's unclear if the unemployment extension will actually happen. And when it comes to the eviction relief, for instance. The memo he signed merely tells federal agencies to quote consider if evictions should be stopped, so maybe less there than meets the eye. Meanwhile, we should note that the pace of the presidential races, of course, picking up and Vice President Joe Biden is giving more interviews and doing more public speaking and Republicans are watching. And they have AH, weaponized some of Biden's answers. Well, some violins, answers have been what we call gaffes. He made another one while answering your question. Lulu on a panel consisting of black and Latino journalists. You asked him a question that would was very important to Latino voters in Florida. You asked him if he would reengage with Cuba. Here's what he said. What you all know, but most people don't know. Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. Unlike the African American community, why bring up African Americans at all, and suggests that they are monolithic in their views. So this is another gas. Biden's recent gaffes are often about African Americans. Remember, he said. If you're voting for Trump quote, you ain't black. They're always unprompted. And it's inexplicable, given the support he has among African Americans, given that African American voters saved his candidacy, But is this a winning strategy for the GOP? Well, look, they depend on Biden making gaffes. They're hoping to use them against him. But the big question is. Maybe this is like 2016 when all of the outrageous things that Trump said that Democrats thought would hurt him. Didn't Biden's poll numbers are pretty steady? Why? Maybe because this race is a referendum on the incumbent, and the big question is, Will it stay that way? Will trump succeed in making this race into a binary choice?

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28-Year-Old Searches for Her Stolen Teddy Bear With Help From Celebrities

KYW 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

28-Year-Old Searches for Her Stolen Teddy Bear With Help From Celebrities

"Celebrities joining in the search for a stolen teddy bear, and it's not just any stuffed animal, 28 year old Mara Soriano tells Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was a gift from her mother, who died from cancer and had a speaker that played a recording of her mother's voice is the last reminder of my mom before she started getting really sick from cancer and It was on my desk every day, and I saw it every day, and it just reminded me of a home and it reminded me of her. It was the one link I had left before she got really sick and her voice changed and became softer, like That was the voice of the mom that I had grown up with. Soriano was moving to a new place in Vancouver when someone stole her backpack off the street. The teddy bear was inside. Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds offered up to a $5000 reward for its safe return. Canadian actor Dan Leavy also tweeted to help spread the

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Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire

Weekend Edition Sunday

01:21 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire

"Meanwhile, the Corona virus relief package signed months ago is about to expire. Senate Republicans hope to have their proposal ready tomorrow so they can start negotiating with House Democrats on a new relief bill. Time is of the essence. Millions of Americans are out of work and infection numbers continue to grow with the November election just 100 days away. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins me now. Good morning, Mara. Hi Sarah. Eviction protections for some renters have already run out and enhance unemployment benefits. And Friday, how is the current state of the pandemic affecting this latest relief bill? Well, I think was out of the relief bill wouldn't be happening at all. Remember, it wasn't long ago that Republicans thought maybe they wouldn't need another relief bill. But just like President Trump has been bowing to reality, canceling the Jacksonville Republican Convention, changing his tune unmasks, acknowledging that in some hot spot schools may not be ableto. Open in person. Republicans on Capitol Hill are agreeing Now there is a need for another relief bill. You said House Democrats have already passed their own version. Now Republican senators have to figure out what they want. There's been a lot of internal dissent inside the Republican Party. How big should unemployment benefits be etcetera, But Mitch McConnell did say on Friday, he's the Republican leader in the Senate that hopefully we'll be able to pass something in the next two or three weeks. That's not soon enough for a lot of

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

Beyond!

55:06 min | 2 months ago

Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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President Trump goes one-on-one with Chris Wallace

The Sunday Show

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

President Trump goes one-on-one with Chris Wallace

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"mara" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me

10 Things That Scare Me

03:46 min | 7 months ago

"mara" Discussed on 10 Things That Scare Me

"Number three snails number. Four that brain eating AMOEBA. It goes up through your nose and attaches itself to your brain or something and it basically eat your brain and you have. You have like seven days to the ring. It's like a horror movie You you basically know that you're going to die in seven days because there is no cure number. Five sea creatures number six falling. You know I I I just WanNa feel my feet on the solid ground number seven Alf and other horrific eighties creations number eight mannequins mannequins. Because I always feel like they are people who are way too close to me number nine. The planet Venus Child I was terrified of the planet. Venus because it had crushing atmospheres and acid rain and poisonous gases everywhere and just the thought that something like that existed terrified me number ten being in a coma. Yeah the dreamscapes that you can't get out of you know. I remember when I had my wisdom teeth out I. I had these extremely vivid dreams that I was on Bill O'Reilly's show and he was just yelling at me and I was like. Why am I on Fox News? I want to get out of here. I WANNA get off of this. I but I couldn't the idea of being not having any control over your body I think I I mean I think I'm a control freak. Not that I necessarily want to have power over other people but in that I want to have power over my own life because it wasn't a rough childhood I would say but it was. It was there are a lot of ups and downs and there was a lot of. You know tumult I think and a lot of those were things that were just kind of beyond my control like my mother dying when I was eight you know and that that affects you and that sixth year for the rest of your life and I think one thing that it teaches you when you experienced f loss at a young age is that you're never really safe. I'm are Wilson and that's Gary Wilson is a writer and former child. Actor she also hosts the podcasts. What are you afraid of? The ten things team includes Amy Pearl. Daniel G Matt Odell Reuben Sarah Sandbox 'em Lebeau teen and Polish human music and sat down by Isaac. Joe unawed scares me that we spend our whole lives like saving up money for vacation and then we go on vacation and then it's over and then we start saving up for vacation again. Is that like? Is that just a vacation cycle?.

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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

10:50 min | 8 months ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Now whenever I tweet something I imagine myself standing on the Vertigo Hills Burbank and Glendale with the world's biggest megaphone saying these things and thank. Do I want all of these people in these towns to hear it. What's your draft section on twitter like? Oh God Some of it is just jokes that I couldn't work around a lot of complaints. uh-huh summits photos that I have. I have a line in there that I don't know where it came from or who are was responding to but it's just the line. Oh you're going to get hexed for this one and I'm traffic. Did somebody say that to me did is that that doesn't sound like something I'd say but like it could be a great book title exactly. Yeah I don't tweet about traveling to other cities he's I don't travel. I don't tweet about being on an airplane or if I do. I make sure people don't know where I'm going because I don't want people showing up the airport for me. I had a guy follow around in the Portland Airport asking me to sign things for his daughter. His daughter was one. I'm like I don't think your daughter wants a signed laser disc of MRS doubtfire fire. I'm not sure I'm not sure to throw letter Kim that we'll be back just after this. Break your mental health and fostering a sense of community is a huge priority personal y for the show for many of my audience members there. There's something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals. We have a one hundred percent accessible resource for you. Better help online. Counseling Tesla better help offer his licensed professional counselors who specialize in issues such as depression stress relationships grief self esteem and more all the things really. The play goes daily and that we talk about so openly on my podcast. Better health connects you with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment at your own time and at your own pace from bed from work from wherever you can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist. It's so convenient and anything can you share is confidential. And if you're not happy with your cancer you may request a new one at any time for no additional charge. That's a wonderful opportunity to really find a great fit for you. You Best of all. It's a truly affordable option with financial aid available for those who qualify so. Why not get started today? Go to better help DOT COM SLASH AZMI FILL ETA questionnaire to help them. Assess your needs and get matched with the counselor. You'll love as a special offer for my listeners. Get Ten percent off your first month with the code as me. Don't delay get helped a better help dot com slash Azmi from. What are you curious about at the moment put? Oh let's see I'm very curious in I think the way people talk. That's always been something really interesting to me. The way people talk and how. Oh well I think because I I grew up as valley girl and I would have this. Yeah and I had this valley girl. Accent and is difficult to trace geographically. You're fine yeah yeah you don't you don't sound. I mean you sort of Irish sort of northern England. Sort of. Yeah it's it's a mix. I grew up in a real working class area. Yeah and then moved. I'm kind of more of a countryside. which has an accent where the vowels are very very long and I think it was always really particular and how I pronounced words and I loved reading reading and I'm not sure it's it's difficult to trace now I've heard that there is no one single like baseline Irish dialect? There really isn't there is a baseline general American can dialect there is You know there's received pronunciation in England. There's different Australia accents. But there's like one that's more standard but there isn't yeah there isn't an Irish Irish one people. I don't know I think that that's that's just. I've always had like an ear for dialects and stuff now. I can kind of pick out where people are from and and where they grew up and that has always been interesting to me. It was interesting my fair lady again. Because that's so much what it's about I think is also Tibet classes. Exactly that classism and I think that I think that that's the the way we speak can be cultural capital as well can be respectability. Politics can can lead into some horrible things like that and you know it's the same as all of those social cues that you go into certain rooms and if you don't let's say the right thing you know how to use the cutlery in front of you exactly yeah. That was something that my my parents. Actually my parents made me take Like charm school classes when I was yes because they worried I think they were worried about like me. Saying something that could be misconstrued in interviews or something like that public figure. You should probably do this so yeah I learned how to do. Do I learned how to like. Do the forks and the right silverware and No but we did learn about lengthening your spine and imagine like a string pulls you up up to like stand up a bit straighter doodles makes so much sense. Yeah right right yeah and and I. I was kind of angry about it at the time. I was angry that I had to do it. But I did have My teacher was very nice and she you know she honestly believed it was like no. It's about being the best you can be so that I think was very nice and I do think that it actually helped me a lot with college. Auditions and things like that. Because I knew how to go in there be like hello. My Name's Mara. Wilson is a pleasure to meet you and you know put on my voice and do do these things exactly and yeah it does it does does and I remember in college learning about sociology and Cultural Capital and being like That's what this was exactly and it's funny because people always say you can't buy class no but you can learn how to cook exactly exactly and you and your writing and your work is so focused on speaking truth to power our challenging systems Amplifying different types of voices. I try but what's giving you hope. At the moment I think young people definitely give me hope. I think about my favorite teachers daughter. My sister and I've kind of been mentoring her. She recently moved here. She's very confident and leaves in herself and ends of leaves in her abilities. And that I think gives me a lot of hope. I think that yeah a lot of young people I know are pretty open. You know my nieces and nephews for them like Lgbtq take your rights are just very very simple and just something that they know and they accept and it's not a big deal to them at all. I do have sort of faith and trust in the next generation there are definitely. There's obviously like some struggles in some people who are really having a hard time now but I do think that a lot of them are growing up in a really interesting during world and I don't know I definitely i. I like that. I tend to like the kids and I'm meeting. Who are younger? I don't know if you felt like that being a teacher. Or but yeah. It's his expectation. Now that we can ask a bunch of questions at the same time like. Do you have any food allergies. What are your gender pronouns access needs? Yeah it's the first time. I think that we have been comfortable with exposing ourselves in that way to me. Other people feel a bit more comfortable. It's funny because people will be like. Oh I can't say what I want do these days free speech bubble Blah and I'm like yes of course it's free speech but for me it's more about you know like when we took charm school lessons they said. Hey maybe don't talk about religion because that that might piss somebody off you know that that might that might make someone angry and that's basically just what it is now with being polite you know. Even if you don't agree with somebody what do you do. You don't have to fight for it. You Pick your battles even if you don't agree with somebody you can be like. Okay that's your point and you can go enroll your is like look in the other direction and roll your eyes like we need to we. We need to rediscover ever I rolling. I think just the idea of being like okay. I don't agree with that. But but yeah the idea of being polite or being accessible being like this tremendous burden is is I think ridiculous to me. Maybe that's just because I always feel like like I said like when I have an audience when I friends you know I want them to enjoy themselves. I want them to have a good time. There are people that want to provoke. We want to make people angry. Who Want to do these kinds of things? And I don't think that's me. I do think that every now and then I want to be like. Hey have you seen it. This way. Evocative resident provocative I think tireless. Yeah and and and the thing is too I. Don't I mean like I'm not always the nicest person like. I'm not fake Nice. I'm not like that but I try to be kind and I try to compassionate and and that's another thing too is even if you aren't the naturally nicest people just try to be. That's just try to be some of the time at least come on. This has been such a treat and yes if childhood could have and that she was going to sit across from you particularly character like Matilda. But you're writing now is so much. Please keep going. 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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

10:40 min | 8 months ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Incredible book the Bet moving from being a childhood actress to the adult. Mara I read this quote a couple months ago. From from Carrie Fisher where she said that she hasn't always but she really does love Princess Leia and she feels like she looks up to her and she says we've kind of merged over the years I and I read that and I was like yes. That is exactly how I feel because in some ways I have always looked up to Matilda and I have always you know when I was a very very young child reading the book and and so she and I kind of had to merge away and I mean we believe in a lot of the same things and leave value education we value speaking up and we value believing in yourself and take something and doing something for for the marginalized for the oppress so without further. Ado as you listen or read this episode transcript picturesque Earth together in the tiniest studio imaginable in the middle of Hollywood. Are you ready. Let's go welcome to as me with Sinead on today's episode. I am joined by somebody who who was as odd as it sounds such a prominent feature of my childhood and has evolved into a voice and a writer that I'm inspired heard admiring of in such tragedies. I'm joined and sitting across me is the extraordinary Mara Wilson Merit. Thank you so much for trekking all the way into the studio today for this conversation. Thank you Montigny here. How do you describe yourself personally and professionally? Oh okay as a person Let's see I would say pragmatic. Yeah I am very practical. And I'm very much obsessed with the mundane. I think that everyday life is really fascinating and really weird and we take it for granted. My father was an engineer near and I feel like that engineer brain that kind of makes you stop and fixate on a little things but also just wants things to be you know just right and efficient that kind of got into me. Ah So I I always thought like I was my mother's child because I'm loud and talkative and performing of and you know quick tempered and short the way that my mother is a look just like Kerr and I was like. Oh my mother's child but I do have my dad's way of kind of looking at things I think so I I always say I'm half Jewish half engineer So that's how I would explain myself. Personally I think also neurotic an anxious. I think that a lot about me make sense when you keep in mind that I am nervous. All of the time and and I'm just a naturally anxious person that I've kind of Come to embrace that professionally. I would say I'm a former child actor. I am a writer. I didn't describe myself actor for a long time now but I do voice acting and every now and then I'll do face acting or stage acting too so I guess writer and actor kind of works or I'll say just writer and voiceover voiceover actor but every now and then all appear in something so you know just mentioned it. Yeah and it's you know I don't I mean I feel most happy like on a Mike and behind the scenes but I like being a part of things like I'm never going to be Meryl Streep I'm never going to be Jennifer Lawrence. I'm never going to be these actors out there because I don't want to be and also I don't really fit the image image of what these people should look like and I'm obviously not that great of an actor compared to all of these people but every now and then I will act something. People will be like. Hey what gives it that you gave up acting and I'm like I just like being a part of something telling stories exactly. Yeah I like being on sets I like working with people I like being in the thick of things and feeling like I'm part of a team mm-hmm I mean as we were discussing. I have a big family as you do. And there's very much this feeling five five yes and I think that might be something that it You know I had three older brothers. I wanted to be included. I'm the eldest so I think they understand the importance of individuality. 'cause I two years just being me And then obviously I disappointed my other four. Make sure is okay. And that idea that we're like we're we're a collective. We almost need this group collective noun in order to describe this but there's seven and a half years between me and my youngest so we're very very close in age which is both destructive. Yeah the most amazing amazing part of my life. And how did that manifest for us. The chocolate three older brothers I hated being left out and I hated feeling like I was little and I was lucky. My brothers were nice to me like we fought like all siblings. Do but I'm close with my brothers. I've always loved him very much but I was always worried I would get left behind. I was always worried. Get left out and I think that gave me a very strong feeling of like hating when people are excluded hating when people feel left out. I definitely think that was part of it and I liked being the little sister for a while but like as long as I could remember I either had had or wanted a little sister and I remember telling my parents that I would be okay if they ended up having a little brother to but I really wanNA sister and I used to think that I was like the reason that my sister was born in like like my wishes made it come true. Yeah Yeah right exactly. Hey But yeah I remember there like one or two moments where I was a little jealous but mostly I was like nope I like this. I'm happy with this. Was it part of wanting to be like your older brother or was it the love of storytelling that I that you interested in kind of acting or was it much more serendipitous hypnotise I love storytelling. I just it was what I wanted to do. One of my brothers found like a recording of me a couple years ago where I'm singing in the background around. And I'm I'm just like singing this epic poem about like Princess and what her life is like and all of these things and it's just this tiny voice in the background and I was always making up stories about everything and I think that it got to the point. Apparently where like my brothers. Every time I would start a story they would go. Oh good story. Good Story and start clapping because otherwise it would last all day. They would never end so I did that but I think I mean. I grew up in an area. Where a lot of I grew up over in Burbank and a lot of there's a lot of child actors? There's there's there's a lot of actors in general there. I think I saw what they were doing. And I saw like what my brother was doing. And I kind of put it together that this was very similar to what I liked to-do and the performance of the yes performance aspect of it. I remember I had a teacher who was a dancer and choreographer in college. And she said that she she knew she was meant to be a choreographer when she thought back to how when she was a child she would line up all of her stuffed animals and show them how to dance and Mesa. Yeah and that that made her think like Oh yeah. Maybe it's not so much dancing. Maybe it's choreography. Do you have any. Yeah I think I did. I mean I think that I've always I've always been like I just need to tell stories. I I just always need to tell stories and people would ask me when I was a kid. Like what do you want to be. When you grow up do you want to be an actor and I would be like I don't know maybe but I know I want to be a writer? I always knew I wanted hard to be a writer so that was. That was very much something that I I knew from the very beginning. I knew I wanted to write books and I would make up stories and I would do things like I used to make like little miniature books for like science for the tooth fairy or for my dolls or something like that I would make little miniature magazines and I would tell my sister stories stories and I would tell. Her story is based on like our cats are hamster or something like that and lose interest in photographing your book again. Like lying on the floor is supposedly salie minding your sister. WHO's like yeah one at the time writing in a book yet? Not Aware of what's going on. I wonder I'm like I'm like I remember my favorite everything. My absolute favorite thing was when they would give us a free right exercise where they were like you have to write a story. You can read any kind of story you want and I was just like this is what I was made for. Yeah I wrote one about like there was one called Wia Hate Wednesdays or something like that and it was. It was like this kid every Wednesday weird things happen and I remember. I wrote another one about a girl who's a fairy godmother who came down to Earth and I was like eleven or twelve when I wrote this but then ended. Did it fall in love with the person that she was supposed to set up with. Somebody and I think actually I remember reading a couple years ago that like somebody I knew sold a story that was very similar to that to like back to what you know about it i. I haven't told anybody about it but she. She ended up selling a story that was very similar to that. And I'm just like Oh yeah I I had that idea you do what I was And there was one that was a cinderella from like a teenage boys point of view where he was kind of the Cinderella character because we were doing the whole unit on Cinderella's and stories across cultures and I remember The last page my teacher wrote like all capitols. You are terrific writer keep it up laugh so much it really did it really did I mean obviously I'm still thinking about it now. I'm actually still close with my like the teacher that I had when I was thirteen. And I'm close with their daughter now too and she kept telling me she's like you need to be gifted writing classes. You need to be an honors writing. You need to be on all these classes because you really are a very good writer and when my book came out I invited her to launch and She showed up and like had tears in her eyes. And Yeah it was. It was incredible. She flew from Texas to New York for it. It was really nice. Did you believe in yourself a writer before then I did but I like. I said I'm always very nervous. And I'm always flipped out I'm very doubting person. I think I doubt myself I doubt everything around. May I don't know if that's because I have. OCD which is sometimes called the doubting disease. I think it's just in my nature to sort of second. Guess everything and not trust the world around May and I. It's funny because like I had a childhood with ups and downs but leg I I always like had food and was loved. You know but for some reason it just always felt to me like I could never be sure of anything like I. I never knew anything for sure. I like to say that it's kind of like. I grew up near the San Andreas fault earthquake. Fault and and tonic plates nights could always shift exactly and I have sort of allegorical relationship with headline things can shifted anytime So yeah that present when you were a child in your onset some and films is that always been something. That's part of you heightened. Yeah I think so I think so I think in some ways of being an actor sort of exacerbated it and in some ways I think it was good for at right so being very structured environment and I really liked that. I think that could be good for me but it was hard for me to go back to school and be in something that was structured in a completely different way away and not having marrying the two and then trying to find friends and connect again and yeah thirteen of. Yeah I I always had. I didn't have trouble making friends as a kid but I always had trouble keeping friends. That was something that I noticed because my experiences were different from them than they would have different memories of things of times and I wasn't there and that could be really hard. It's more after the break shoes. Make the effort. And it's not easy easy for me to find a pair of fabulous shoes.

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"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

As Me with Sinéad

02:53 min | 8 months ago

"mara" Discussed on As Me with Sinéad

"Hello and welcome to this week's as me. I have the incredible honor each week of greeting you as you gear up to hear about what it's like to be somebody else. I would really love if you shared some of your reflections with. I probably shouldn't tell you this I read your reviews religiously so leave when they're or whatever podcast APP you use or email us your thoughts that hey at lemonade. Amelia COP Panky my hope business as you're listening to each of our guests describe what it's like to be then in their respective.

"mara" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

12:25 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

"Okay and do you think people go hey todd phillips the understand about this guy's yeah what about Michael Jackson what about in and out burgers all right todd forget it the what you do is taxi driver that Robert Deniro was also so it's pretty cool but anyway the producer of that show of the fake show is Mark Merit and so mark Marines I this people then you're not head of the daughter Michael Keaton in the front seat and figuring out who each other is but the kid is too nervous to do anything about it when we all know in the audience spiderman could easily kill them right there his feelings cinema how can Martin Scorsese say that's not cinema what is cinema what someone like tying someone up in a garage abandoned and then like kind of cutting his ear right I don't fuck off this is I mean this is like beautiful shit this is why people go to the Moon I don't even into any of this but why you go to the theaters that big action that that like big personalities that world that somebody's creating I don't see how it's different than like a Harry Potter movie just a moment your imagination gets to come to life yeah it's yeah it's fucking minute of lease what else is supposed to be other than this imagination come to life they're having people fly in like earth being shattered time being moved what's not cinematic about I don't very thick and I think those transition once they're very dark I this is this is just all the same thing of people going that's not what I do so get it hey mark on twitter Mar America's also on instagram right Oh yes ice worry about okay broadcast is happy never after the episode with episode one hundred fifty five double dealing pronouns and craigslist ads with conduct. all right everybody spread the word that's how we keep this machine going we appreciate it and we'll talk to you tomorrow.

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"mara" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

12:51 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression

"This is a story about someone working through mental illness with the whole world watching his depression funny yeah I think it can be. I think that it it definitely they can be. I think that lately I've been thinking of my OCD as as as somebody in my head and my depression as well as as some in my head that's just just you know people who like really try to shock you are just just end up coming across as really boring you know you're the worst in your terrible and you suck and everybody hates you forever and I'm just like wow oh wow leg who pulled you out of two thousand and to play like yea like okay okay like yeah. It's like this teenage edge Lord and my brain. You know I think when you can think of it like what if you do something terrible like you know what if what if you liked the house on fire. It's like I'll do that. Why are you making me think of that. That's stupid It's the hilarious world of depression. I'm John Mo and we're going to make some. I'm very cute. Movies significantly less cute. I'm Mara Wilson and right now I am. La Mara Wilson is a writer and and actor and she looks different end sounds different than when she was a famous movie star acting in movies like Mrs Doubtfire with Robin Williams Cook. It's face you remind me of Stuart little. One of the most honorable creatures in all of literature. Do you know that book Stuart Little. It's finite. I make favorites or miracle on thirty Fourth Street Brian. You know what I know. Komo secret secret Santa Claus known for a long time He's hot rail or playing Matilda Matilda. GotTa be this honey. You can adopt the look. I don't have time for all these legalities. Let's second dad. I have the adoption includes. What would you get those little book in The library. He had to tell speaking of Xerox. Mara was a big star very skilled actor too and I remember it was fun to watch those movies because she looked like she was is having fun. the. Yes sometimes it was. I don't know there were there. Were a lot of really dark times too because I had a lot of issues with mental health but it does seem kind of surreal to me sometimes the things that I went through and I think it was hard for me to accept a lot of things that I'd gone through and sort of understand how oh cool they were. You have to understand that I have really bad imposter syndrome. I really felt like like nothing. I really did matter to anybody and the most fun aspects Romy I think we're we're probably just all the people that I got to know the places I got to go and these kinds of things and that I think was was really fun and I think eventually Kinda got burned out on it it. I it's it's strange to me look back. I feel like I was very unlikely child. Star although a lot of child former child stars I had talked to they they they kind of felt similarly like they never particularly wanted to be anybody famous or anything like that they just wanted to to have this sort of creative outlet and they they did and then things kind of took off so it's it's a weird it's a weird complicated thing and and I feel extremely grateful for it and I I had so many wonderful opportunities -tunities but I do think it took me a long time to sort of embrace that all into understand how fortunate I was. Mara grew up in Burbank California cornea. There are TV and movie studios everywhere in Burbank. It's like the auto industry for growing up in Detroit when she was a baby Mara. Her parents and her siblings got a unique opportunity. They were like looking for families for a toothpaste commercial when we were young and I think my parents saw that as a good chance to put some money away for College Ledge for us and so we were we were featured in that and then afterwards one of my brothers still wanted to keep doing that so he did it for a little while and then he he got tired of that pretty quickly and I saw what he was doing and I didn't get tired of it. I wanted to keep doing it. Mars parents knew about the entertainment industry. Her Dad worked in television enough to have mixed feelings about it so they tested her. They made me do like a mock audition and then at the end they said okay. You didn't get the part and I said that's okay. I can just go on on another one and they're like okay well. She's a bit more resilient than than we thought because I was very anxious insensitive kid. I think that a lot of times people assume that if somebody is anxious insensitive especially as a child that they must be very introverted that they must be very sad all the time time they must be like this and and know that was the thing I didn't have the mixed blessing of of introversion and shyness to kind of keep me from you know my own anxieties and social phobias. There's no I was. I was alternately you know I was. I was either a sweet positive child our I was you know who wanted to befriend everybody or I was this crying anxious mass and that I think made people very confused because I didn't seem to you know have a shy bone in my body and then and then suddenly I I was kind of transformed. When did the anxiety starting it. It always one never never started just started yeah. It was it was you you know there was no big bang. I mean it was it was just kind of I. I don't remember not being scared. I it was it was little things I think when I was little being being afraid to watch a scary movie or something like that getting scared on on you know a little things like getting scared of rollercoasters getting scared at music videos and things on TV at any kind of reference of any kind of harm or danger. It's normal for kids to get scared by stuff like that but Mara found. She couldn't let it go. I always would be like why is nobody talking about. The fact that the sun is GonNa. Burn out you know why is why is nobody talking about. The fact that a girl girl was killed by a drunk driver. Why is nobody talking about any of these things. I would worry about these things. All the time and one of my brothers told me that like we'd we'd gone on vacation Asian into Minnesota and there was a shop there and somebody had bought me as a gift a set of these Guatemalan worry dolls and I I don't know you you know it was it was late eighties early nineties culture appropriation. I don't know if they are actually Guatemalan but the idea is basically you you hold these these worried on you whisper your worries to them and they take them away and apparently one of my brothers found me at like four years old like curled up holding them and crying and she asked me what was wrong and I just looked up to him and I said it's just my worries again and I mean that's kind of before and you know and say it's my worries again. I think I always knew on some level that my worries were a little bit weird or at least that other people weren't worried about them and so that made me wonder like is everybody else crazy and I'm the I'm the one who knows all these things or am I crazy and everybody else is saying and and you you know crazy. Insane are words that don't actually mean very much but that was how I perceived things. That was how how I understood things and I think that was something that I struggled with for or a really long. Time is always worrying that I that you know my worries. Were were actually worth worrying about a nobody else was worrying too. I didn't want the responsibility. The worries took on physical symptoms as well. I always had a nervous stomach like I was a head problem a headache things like that and so yeah so I was I was but I also think that a lot of my anxiety I think in some ways my anxiety and my ocd kind of made it made made me a better actor when I was a child because I had a really vivid imagination so I could tap into emotions and memories very very easily and I I was very sensitive and I would feel sorry for people and so like I could cry on command and it was great and I never once used that to get out of trouble in real life because it felt different I I was. I was compulsively only honest in real life but I was. I really lose myself. In in a role I also I also used to like tend to get like words and phrases and things stuck in my head and because of that I got really good at memorizing lines because I would think about the way that things needed to be said and the rhythm of it and I could get that that second my head real easily was acting a respite from the anxiety was a way of addressing it like treating it. Almost I think in some ways it was. I think that that me performing was but I do think and I do think that being on sets was kind of it was it was Kinda hard though because it's so broken up it's not like on stage stage where you get this rush for an hour or two when you're on on the stage but you get you so it's it's broken up you get it. Only you know a couple of minutes at a time and sometimes it feels feels hard to get really invested and I think that as I got older I had more of a my my anxiety manifested as a control freak side so I think that I would get kind kind of frustrated onset sometimes especially ones where I didn't have a lot of creative control and those were a lot of the time because he was going to create a control to a child at age six six Mara appeared in Mrs Doubtfire Robin Williams that success led quickly to other TV and movie parts the remake of miracle on thirty Fourth Street Melrose Place Ace and then a pretty special part came along. My mom actually used to read Mathilde to my brother's classes like my brother's English classes says when they were I think it may be like fourth grade and I remember once I was. I was a little under the weather I was I was I was sick a lot with a lot of really minor stuff when I was a kid in an era or something and she took me with her to the school and just set me up on a little blanket in the back of the class but I was old enough to be able to listen to it and and and listening to my mom play the trouble and playing the part of this really smart little girl who was outsmarting her all of the time that was something it was it was like one of my favorite things this from the very beginning one of my favorite stories I I loved it and so so I I really that character was somebody I had this like image of who she was in my head and and felt almost as if she existed somewhere so when I when I got the script I mean I remember I remember asking if it was like the book and my mom said yes and what had happened was my agent had called and this was when things were kind of snowballing. May agent was like we've got so many scripts about this one. We've got this when we got this one. We've got Mathilde but I passed on that. One and mom was like don't pass on that don't pass on that send that to send us and and she sent it to us and I loved reading it and and it was it was a great script in nineteen. ninety-five Mars mother Susie Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just before filming started on Matilda. There is so much going on in my family at the time my dad had a fulltime job in addition to taking care of my mother and we were promoting a film and I had four other siblings to take care of and there was so so much going on that it felt like if there wasn't time for me to be having a breakdown the way that I was I wanna make sure you caught something in there and I had four other siblings to take care of. She says she had to take care of them. Mara was the second youngest of five kids Mars talking about something that happened when she was seven years old Mara had developed obsessive compulsive disorder when her mom got sick. You can't walk on that place. You can't walk on that crack on the sidewalk. You have to jump over the door frames. You have to duck your head under this line in the doorway before for you before you cross or else you'll you'll feel like your head has been chopped off or something like that. Even though I knew it wasn't going to happen so there was a lot of there are a lot of times where I would run across the house and I would would and I would like be doing these tours towards your ties across the living room floor because I was afraid to step on certain cracks or you know compulsions our actions their things..

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"mara" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"mara" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Hello. Oh my goodness. The audience is so close, and that is something that is completely wasted on the podcast audience because they can't say it. I I hate when people do that when they record podcasts, and they'll be like, and then I went like this. And then they'll do something with their hand that we can't see and I'm just like explain what you just did. So yes. So super this listening at home, the audience is close, but they're all beautiful people. So it's nice to look at you. All I do like the jarring nature of a room where you can make eye contact with every time. Good feeling from this audience. So good feeling they're they're receptive body, and so far and they're very smiley. So yeah, this is good. Yes. So good eyeballs. Yes. Because we can see you. So Mara tells about your relationship your hits your history with the movie elf. Okay. Well, so I remember when I was sixteen I thought that I was like highbrow by reading Entertainment Weekly. And you know, I was reading the advocate a lot too. I was reading like a lot of which is like a game Zine. I was really in the closet guys. And I was but I was really like I was reading a lot about entertainment. And I heard that elf was a good movie. And I knew that my family we were gonna go see movies over over winter break, and my stepmother would usually choose a romantic comedy that I didn't like because I was very cynical teenager and somehow being a cynical teenager. I still chose to see L. I was like let's go see L. I've heard that it's good and for like a holiday movie, you know, maybe. But like I feel like nobody in my family enjoyed it. And then like we were really quiet in the way home. And I feel like everybody feel like my parents didn't like it. My sister. My little sister says she liked it. But she didn't seem to at the time. And I felt like everybody blamed me like they didn't like the movie, and they blamed me, and I remember being like being sixteen being like, this is so stupid. So I didn't really think anything of it until a couple years later. It's also probably worth mentioning that. I grew up Jewish. So a lot of holiday movies, although I was actually in a Christmas movie, and at one point in my life, and one thing I've got to say is if you ever have the chance to be a Christmas movie or sing Christmas song or something like that go for it. Because even if it's bad they need stuff to like fill the air on TV and radio, even if it's terrible do it, and you will still make money. It is a very practical thing working in a Christmas working in the Christmas industry. You can say is a very very that is a very pragmatic move. So I didn't think much although I did see the Broadway musical a couple years ago because I was babysitting in New York and the kids I babysat their parents worked for for theaters. And so we got front row tickets to elf the musical had like, you know, you can think that like will Ferrell does a lot in this movie. But imagine the actor who had to play buddy for two our straight. It's like there is an intermission and sing and dance. The whole frigging time like that guy. That guy's amazing. I wish I could remember his name. I still an all of that guy. And not only that. But the kids I was babysitting. What they were all dressed up to go to the and they were sitting in the front row with me. And at the end, he bowed any bowed, and he waved right at the kid that was one of the kids who was like front row center. So like that guy has my heart forever. Like like will Farrell. You're great. But like, this is the true, buddy. Head. But I watched it again the other day, and it's not my favorite movie, and it's on my favorite Christmas movie. But I was like, okay, I get what they were going for. Now. I'm not like, I'm not as cynical teenager anymore..

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"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

02:33 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

"Everything helps. That is how the show keeps chugging along. All right. I want to dive into the episode. This week is a good one. It's the first time in a while that I had the opportunity to sit down in studio, and I was really honestly blessed to be graced with the presence of Mara Altman. She's an incredible journalist. She is written a ton of stuff. Eight, bestselling kindle, singles, a whole bunch of pieces for the New York Times salon, New York magazine. She used to work for the village voice. She previously wrote a book called, thanks for coming, and we're going to talk about her newest book. It's hocutt. It's called growth. Anatomy dispatches from the front and back and it's available now wherever books are sold. So guys without any further ado here she is the hilarious. Mara Altman Amara. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thanks for having me here. I'm so excited. It's been quite a while since I've had somebody come into studio, which sounds so professionals just a room in my house, but it looks professional thing. I'm actually actively reorganizing all of my books right now. So it's kind of a hot mess in here, but you're very sweet for. I don't know waiting through the mess. So we're going to talk about your book today, gross anatomy dispatches from the front and bad. So, okay. You would say that this all started with bearded lady, which was an essay that you wrote? Yeah. And where was that? Published ill as a kindle? Single. That was on Amazon. Well, cool. And it did very well, and I had a lot of feedback. It was very cool. So is about. Being a really Harry girl. And that kind of book end to it was that I was getting married, and I really wanted to tell my fiancee finally that I had in hair. It was just I was sick of hiding. It was like, I'd be outside, and I would just be thinking about how the sun was hitting my chin, and they'd be like shimmering and blinding him. And. Hey, I would just do crazy things like tear up my appointment cards for laser, and it was just a really exiled a lot of things -iety around it. So I was like, it's just time to tell him and then he can deal with it. However, he wants, you know, and I can stop having this crazy. And how did he take it? I mean, the cliffhanger..

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"mara" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

"My guest complainer today is Mara Wilson. Mara is a writer playwright performer author of the book. Where am I now true stories of girlhood and accidental fame, you may know her from her childhood Rosen, Mathilde Doubtfire, exit Tra, and now you can get her writing right in your inbox with her weekly newsletter on sub stack. Mara Wilson welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me. Thanks for coming. So we like to get a are complaining juices going asking everybody. What is one thing? You hate that everybody else loves. I'm embarrassed already to say this, but I don't like sad music. Yeah, I don't like or overly sad, say like, I think she's an amazing person and a very talented person, but I cannot stand adults. And not stand it. I don't want to be in the same room when it's playing. I don't think that just because you like sad music, you are deepened emotional. I mean, I feel like I can get depressed all by myself. Right? I already cry at like this American life in Pixar this, you know, I don't need. I don't need it and it's just it's just like nails on a chalkboard for me to feel to to be like inundated with too much over the top emotion, it feels it doesn't feel comfortable to me, I think music. Yes. Sad music and slow music to like, like I, I'm sorry, I don't care like what a brilliant lyricist he is. I think Suzanne Stevens is really boring. I and I know I know that I have like a bad taste in music. You know, probably I like poppy music. I mean, I can listen to sad music with if it's in the context of a musical. Right? Right. It's serving a greater purpose that way, and I am a big musical theater nerd. So that is something that I, I know a lot of, but just how my favorite said musical song. Oh, let's see. Favorite said music. As long as I love being alive on penny, I love you know anything from cabaret. World War Two. It's about the Nazis. Of course, unworthy of your love from assassins a super creepy and I love it. You know, I love these. I love these like messed up, love ballads of them. But. Mike always on my own from, yes, I love that one too. I love that one too. Just the perfect like he won't let me back. I might as well try. Yeah, exactly. Just it's it's very overwrought fifteen year old kind of writing. And I, I, yeah, and I, I like that. But like I remember I used to have like a roommate who would play Coldplay, and I would get really depressed listening to it. Sad, slow music. I can. I can feel like my blood pressure dropping. I always feel that way when I'm like getting in the shower and now I have this whole routine where I have to like pick a song that I'm going to play on the showers as countdown a lot while I'm in the shower hut, which which keeps me like going really quick. Right? Right. You know, you you, you spend like five minutes in the shower, and and you could try to spend five minutes in the shower and you'll get out and it'll be like an hour. You think that it will be five minutes. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. All BJ. Yeah..

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"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Seen from the perspective of mary might lynn play by rooney mara on our own ben here went alone to talk to garth davis and really mara and this was recorded speaking but you wanna hear this recorded you to again another snafu on ben's iphone right hey if it's good enough then i've really the podcast so if there's a slight discrepancy with a sound quality meal then this is totally fine is told it's it's fine we're gonna we're gonna go and enjoy garth mara okay joining yeah we're joined on the empire podcast by the merrimack twin gulf davis and his saw reading mara how you guys doing good how are you doing good thank thank you you thank you into the office listening you may not know who was married mental in hell she'd been kind of traditionally viewed through history and also portrayed as young to give in this bill you did this really well yesterday a little i think everybody cut on this well popular culture say's mary as a prostitute and when when we read the script you know this is mining revelation that she wasn't she was actually a spiritual later in iras arise and i was completely shocked story hadn't been told so you know this film bicycling off eight for the first time in a long time two thousand years actually tells his story you guys were together online couple years ago how long have to lie in did you come across mary magdalene did you immediately think of ready for the pilots.

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"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Seen from the perspective of mary might lynn play by rooney mara on our own ben here went alone to talk to garth davis and really mara and this was recorded speaking but you wanna hear this recorded you to again another snafu on ben's iphone right hey if it's good enough then i've really the podcast so if there's a slight discrepancy with a sound quality meal then this is totally fine is told it's it's fine we're gonna we're gonna go and enjoy garth mara okay joining yeah we're joined on the empire podcast by the merrimack twin gulf davis and his saw reading mara how you guys doing good how are you doing good thank thank you you thank you into the office listening you may not know who was married mental in hell she'd been kind of traditionally viewed through history and also portrayed as young to give in this bill you did this really well yesterday a little i think everybody cut on this well popular culture say's mary as a prostitute and when when we read the script you know this is mining revelation that she wasn't she was actually a spiritual later in iras arise and i was completely shocked story hadn't been told so you know this film bicycling off eight for the first time in a long time two thousand years actually tells his story you guys were together online couple years ago how long have to lie in did you come across mary magdalene did you immediately think of ready for the pilots.

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"mara" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

"He's critical of the fact that she's female easy materially to tiny thing but tiny things make a difference when there were lots of them very good i for one tony specially want to see a whole slew of action movies within almost entirely female cast in an effort to redress some kind of balance but i do want to see films where women and men are portrayed as real people in equal numbers like you know real life let's have some more this place anyway caplis is up all that revolutionary talk about real life so i'm gonna suspected that because it was my secondly of the week rooney mara what else what else we going to be reviewing then after that we can do green godi video showed me on the university here which is the new lynn ramsey film we can do a pump the which is a british comedy and we will study bombshell there had lamar story just before any mara now this came in a couple of days ago as he was a tweet t from saudi arabia yes says mark how bad a top ten of movies that don't follow the code so these are movies that oh yeah right break because alias on twitter and sire ceramic contributed one rainy afternoon which is not thirty six so you might not have seen this when this is ideal looping france's letters character talks all the way through a films opening minutes then john hart said la la land because they stand up and talk in the cinema keith wilbur suggested departed with damon in nicholson talk was while they're in a very cd cinema grow matthew hamilton can't decide between screamed two jada pinkett smith carrot to dying and emily star staring at people both our inconsiderate but i do like this from pull goodwin gremlins where they broke seminar codes watching the film in the cinema before it's blown up and worth watching slow wise that yes and how about this jfk oswald arrest in the cinema definitely isn't code compliance with a cargo in an arrest them alekos as some of these already tweeted donny darko sitting in the system hope with a large imaginary friend with rabah is going to be so many examples of this but anyway movies but by the way they break the code within the move the biggest noncompliance thing is the sequence in the mountains cassese remake of.

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"mara" Discussed on KMJ NOW

KMJ NOW

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"mara" Discussed on KMJ NOW

"Mara what was your first impression when you've got this news well you know we were uh we were surprised uh to the degree that they had uh uh made the score so low on everyone we i mean we expect them not to beef completely friendly with you know our applications but we certainly didn't expect that all projects would score under what would be an eligible criteria to move forward okay uh but but let me first start off with this is that the california water commission has not made a decision yet there's been no decision what we're in is in the uh scoring process okay and there's a series of steps that are involved in that scoring process this first step which is called the public benefits ratio uh is the first level uh where they do an assessment of how how many uh public benefits your project can generate through uh principally the flows at that would come out of your project into into whether it's uh a river or into the delta um so what we found uh in the conversations with the commission is that in our case necking overly speaking be have worked our our particular project is uh our project was so complicated uh because it was not just one computer model.

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