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Episode 603 Best Of Be Disruptive To Create New Business with Mark S. A. Smith
"Everyone. Agrees Bacon makes everything better even marketing this is the vacant podcasts you'll learn to cure your marketing victor. Internet marketing online marketing social media tips intact now to help you bring more Bacon Hall Master Marketing Sizzle. Brian Basilica, this is the Bacon podcast. Welcome everybody I'm your host Brian Basilica in. This is the podcast where you learned to make your business sizzle online. So are you ready to fry up some new business? I am super super excited because they've got a great guest today. His name is mark s Smith. Why Essay because there's so many Mark Smith in the world of man wants to stand out so I totally appreciate that and he's a sales and marketing guru but more importantly what we're GonNa talk about today is disruption in business and how it can help you grow your business mark how you doing man I'm fantastic great to be with you a Bacon Brian thank you brother. So you've had many hats I mean you're a voiceover guy radio guy an electrical engineer computer programmer salesman software guy you've done a lot of different stuff. How did you go from all of those other things to being this really incredible author you've written multiple books with Jay Conrad Levinson. And Heck Grellet Marketing J. Yes. Yeah and you're helping a lot of other people really grow their businesses through sales and marketing. So how did you go from being this? You know man of many colors to somebody who is now helping businesses grow especially through disruption well, I started off in the world of engineering because I thought it could make a lot of money doing it, and then what I discovered is that engineers are really boring people. and. So I, I, I quit because I got sick of it, and so I had to do something and what I discovered is by taking that process, the world that I learned in the world of engineering and applying it to sales, I could get people by eighty percent of the people. I had a conversation with would do something with me. And I was able to translate that into selling disruptive product. So what's the disruptive product? And let me see here nine years ago. The first IPHONE was introduced. This is sort of Germain since iphone seven was just introduced. And until that time if somebody had said you Brian Hey I've got a telephone for you but it's got no buttons on it. What would you thought I would have thought you were completely crazy because I had a rotary dial cellphone at the time. Right. And yet today the number one manufacturer cellphones nine years ago. Nokia number two Motorola no longer exist as a standalone company exactly. That's disruption. And the way the world advances is through disruption. At CAS you're going to see yes don't you I actually did I've been In any because my dad lived out in Vegas for like twenty years. So yeah, that's great. Well, I live in Vegas to and do next time you're out here for anybody or CEO let's walk the floor together. We'll have a hell of a lot of fun. See Way disruptive products introduced to the marketplace specifically to the consumer marketplace and the reason why that's important a small businesses because it allows you to dial in and what's disrupting the world where you need to move next what you need to let go of now to stay alive and thrive. And the this year I walked into an event that was the future of Entrepreneurship Hey I'm an entrepreneur. I'm there. In walked. Steve Case from AOL. He definitely disrupted the world bringing Internet to everybody and walked in Stewart Butterfield, the guy who founded flicker. Of course either started the world by allowing photographs to be distributed widely for nothing. And Matt Woodman who founded GOPRO obviously wildly disrupting the world with cameras to capture extreme sports. I said, this is going to be good. Three guys up there who are billionaires because they disrupted the world we're GONNA, listen arly and so Steve Case who's a baby boomer? He talked about how you need to have all the processes in place and how you need to work with policymakers, which would be pretty typical working with boomers and then and then Eric Butterfield talked about how. The is to have a team that has passion and he quoted the classic Africans phrase that if you want to go fast go alone but if you want to go far, go together. and. That's beautiful. Thought that really is is we go from entrepreneurs to maybe more of an organization to make more money and then. And then what Matt talked about from Gopro he said fine to people's centers of passion and make their experience friction Louis. Blew my mind. And the whole thing is that the the th you know Steve baby-boomer Steve talked about process and. X. Gen Butterworth talked about team and millennial. Matt talked about customer And it's a brilliant experience because it really is all about the customer France today. If you WANNA be disruptive it is all about what is the customer trying to do that? They're willing to pay money to do and how can you make that experience totally frivolous. That's what disrupts the marketplace absolutely so You're talking about friction. Lists. and. It's really about zero resistance is which is that you taught me zero resistance is something that you know everybody would love to have because man if you have zero resistance from every person you're selling to, it would be amazing and usually it's emotional. It's it's financial. It's something like that. How D use disruption to create zero resistance okay. Let's flip this around first of all. Let's talk about what creates resistance what do you experience? The creates resistance when somebody makes a sales pitch to you what is it? Well, it's first and foremost. It's they've already got somebody doing it. It's the know like and trust factor. It's they don't have the budget for they haven't really thought that they needed. I. Mean. There's there's a million things get. There are a million things and yet typically when we sell to people, we're trying to talk them out of those resistances Ouch. Gary Halbert Gary Halbert Classic copywriter you know he has this wonderful example. You may have used this four and and if you do edit that, edit this chunk out and if not, let's just have a good time with it. Gary says you've you're opening a hamburger stand what is the one advantage you want over every other person selling a hamburger? Starving crowd. Bloomed Boom Boom Shaka Laka goes done. That's exactly right in my world changed forever after hearing that and the ideas. Let's go find the starving crowd and show them how to fill their belly. start talking into your hamburger. The question is, what is the outcome they are looking for? They can't get today prove that you can deliver that outcome and they will buy from you. And something that I learned from. George. Tram remember One shopping CART DOT COM. Yup. Most probably most of Georgia's the guy that coated that single handedly. A beast and what he taught me Markus find the blood spurting problem. The blood spurting problem is one with a built in deadline. My Dad was a doctor said mark all bleeding stops eventually, and if you can find a person's blood spurting problem. And you can prove that you are you s your unique sales position solves their be their blood spurting problem. They buy a S A P in when you do that, you disrupt the market. There is no resistance to somebody looking for a blood spurting problem solution. Yeah. Exactly, and I think the the most recent S. P. is Samsung batteries blowing up. Points on airplanes now they're banned the FTC has gotten involved in all of a sudden apple comes out with the seven and like boom like I can't use this I'm going to go there I mean it's like you know hopefully, apple doesn- have the same problem, but it's like it's that unique thing that's going to be slightly different. You hope that you just wonder how how apple sabotage those Samson's. I can tell you exactly how Samsung. Bitter you don't want the cheapest bidder when you're using lithium batteries, it's not going to happen to apple because they use expensive suppliers. That's why their phone costs not free. But very expensive quantum most expensive phone you can buy. We pay for that quality, Samsung's trying to sell it for twenty five dollars a free when that happens, you have a completely different set of viewpoints. So while prices oftentimes issue, it's not the value customers are looking for especially those customers you want to make a lot of money with yeah. There's in. There's a lot of differences between the two. We could spend an entire podcast on just that. So let me ask you another question So great examples. I mean I love what you've been saying, and one of the other things that you mentioned in our pre talk talking about speaking simply, and that's one of the things that one of my value propositions as I I, say that I translate technology. Geek. Speak into English. So how does that work in the disruptive environment? It's very simple. The moment you start to talk about how you're going to do something if you're disruptive, you confuse your customer as we. Illustrated at the beginning of this conversation you went from that. Dial cell phone to us a button Lewis phone. But if we started off by saying, Hey, how'd you like to have a cell phone with no buttons people go who? It confuses them and a customer confused cannot choose. You may want to write that down friends. Customer confused cannot choose and when you disrupt, you typically bring to them technology. They don't know how to use, and if they don't know how to use it, they're gonNA resistant with all their might. So we have to do instead a spin this around, and we talk simply about the outcome that they're looking for that dials back to the blood spurting promise if you can go back and simply discuss in simple terms, the outcome that they get. Now. You as the listener probably doing that now, no matter what you're selling, you're talking about I, sell I sell wellness, I sell wealth I, sell more vitality or whatever happens to be that's what you want to focus on. But YOU WANNA switch so quickly to how I get it there but that's the least important thing about the sale. The most important thing is what the customer's going to experience. And can I make that experience friction lists? And what can I do to remove your concerns, your fears about doing business with me That's how we create that zero resistance. And the if you think about this Brian, you get the most resistance in a sales pitch as a receiver of a sales pitch when they start to tell you how good they are. We're the best we are so good. You are going to love us the moment that you make a claim to a customer at throws up their shields. Prove it to me. And the moment that is a person is in approve it to me mode you have a huge risk of losing them because you have no idea what truth means to them right So what we have to do instead is everything has to be based on reporting the news versus making claims. And we do that. besser testimonials. But we can also simplify genera sizing my customers telling me, they choose me because. I can find them customers faster and easier than anybody else they've worked with. My customers choose me because we dig down to the root source of why you are in business and communicate that to people who want to buy people like that. Okay. It's a whole lot easier. 'cause I'm reporting the news versus saying when you work with me, here's what you're going to get. That's kind of an old mode. Yeah. The story does work, but we gotta get. Past that to to say what's IT GONNA be like to work with you Brian, tell me what's the process going to be that when we can start to describe how it's GonNa feel what it's GonNa be like we can't get there until they say I really liked the idea of growing my small business I. Think Bacon has got something for me here I'd like a sample. There's no resistance in that. So most people are trying to sell. On a single connect and you can do that when you're selling something for less than a hundred dollars, you can do a one and done close. But if you're selling bigger products, bigger services bigger ticket to bigger whales. You got to start with the conversation. Got To connect with what's motivating them to solve that problem meaning you know in your Avatar you have on the second page he asked them what's what's keeping them up at night and I want to add to that, and that is what do you really wish could happen. I want not just island to their pain, but I also want to dial into their dreams and the reason why is because people pay more alternate to meet their dreams to get to the dreams and they will to avoid the pain there's a lot of ways to get rid of the pain. But the dream that's that's a special. And so old school is making feel the pains new school is. Make them feel their dreams while they're heading to the dreams. The pain goes away. Yeah, great points and you brought up a super super. Simple yet. Very, underutilized thing in the world of online marketing and that it's whether it's websites or e mails or things like that is if you make them, choose you confuse and you know there's a lot of people that send out emails with five hundred things to do web pages have five hundred things to do and they just get so confused, they make no choice and that's so very true that you've really gotta make it. So Super Super Simple and clear that they know exactly what you want them to do because what I always say in in online marketing, this people ask three questions why am I here? What should I do and why should I do it? Yes, and they actually ask if I could embroider on your tapestry there. Right, they ask one other question. Why should I trust you, right? Yeah. So give me an example of something where you're able to use disruption. To help a company really start understand how to change the mindset the marketplace in a way that just exponentially helped them grow. Great, I'll be glad to share that with you. So one of my coaching clients decided to go out on his own for all the reasons you and I do we do freedom and living the lifestyle of their choice and being able to hang out with their kids when they wanted to hang out with their kids versus somebody saying, Nope, you gotta come to this meeting. When your kid is playing soccer and for all those reasons he did that but he had to make that transition but he was doing the same thing most other people do he used to going out and selling product by talking features advantages and benefits and getting a high level of resistance? No, no, no, no, no no. So we flipped it around. And we started to to offer to prospects something that was valuable to them at no cost. No commitment nothing low resistance. If I say, Hey, I want to come in and talk with you about your computer system people are going to get nope. No. Thank you. Not, interested, we're good we're we're really good. and. So what he did is he spun it around and he said. Hey I am your hometown, it guy, and the reason why I'm calling is I wanNA invite you out of the Microsoft Office and sit on in on a business building program that shows you how to use Microsoft tools to find more customers fast you're gonna be using tools you already own there's nothing to buy. There's no sales pitch. I just want you is my hometown friend my hometown neighbor. To show you how to grow your business using stuff already. and. What do you think would be the answer to that. Oh Hell Yeah. Hell Yeah of course I and he's doing if Microsoft Office. So He's dialing into the Microsoft. Brand. So, there's no resistance he invites down twenty-five execs. He's targeting executives of businesses, small businesses specifically, he invites him down there and they spend an hour talking about how to use the Microsoft Mail. Merge function to write custom letters that go into. With a live stamp to get opened by executives to have a conversation about whatever it is that their customers are buying and most these folks had no idea that you can do this, create your own custom mailings and create these these embedded forms that that work I mean today email marketing. Yeah we love it. It works best when we have hundreds of thousands of people are going to reach out to get that one tenth of one percent but mail marketing today is working because we don't get mail me in. We don't get mail anymore someone somebody gets send you an envelope with a live stamp you go. I wonder what's in here and you open it. In one it's about you you read it. And so just by going old school putting the focus back on the customer. He was able to grow his business. And and now he's opening more offices in his area, which was one of his key goals. So we're disrupting. By. Instead of selling. By educating one of the things I learned in many years ago Brian is the most dangerous thing to my competitor is a customer who's educated and I know you brother believe in this because you give away good stuff every day all day long And then if they need more that can connect with you, that's the magic and you are living this my friend, you are doing it, and what we WanNa do is remind our listener that's the best way to create zero resistance. When we're making a call on somebody. If you're a small business in, you're using telephone, abound, call it. You're asking for people to give you something your time and attention when they owe you nothing Instead of trying to do is give them something of value saying you are important. You're my neighbor, your my colleague, you're part of my tribe and because I want to give you this. That's going to improve your life. There is zero resistance totally agreed. So you have. Something that you WanNa presented my audience my peeps. That's GonNa help them continue the conversation to learn a little bit more from you in about you. Can you tell me about that? I'll be delighted. Do one of the things I tell people is that everybody selling something especially those that say I have nothing to sell you. And I, and actually in that second camp because today I'm not looking for clients. I don't have a product that I sell I don't have a membership site that I work with just because of my focus on whales that said doesn't mean that I want to be in contact with your peeps and connect with them and have conversations because that's where I learned about disruptive products and you know your peeps today can be the whales in six months, twelve months, eighteen months and why do I wanNA play when you're there yes, sir. Yes, indeed. So I would sell you a relationship. The best way to stay in contact with me is like frankly linked in. One of the things that I've learned is that today the Wet Wild Wild Web is unsafe in most locations and people are uncertain about going to websites. They're scared to go to websites. So what I do is I push people had a link which is a very safe website plus it has all kind of Seo type Mark Essay Smith, and guess what the number one location is. It's linked in. So long I am making linked in my home and once you get there and once you get to know, you can go to my website. But that's not the that's the Lincoln is low resistance zero resistance. and. So the best way to find me on Lincoln is really easy. It's marks on linked in DOT COM. They are s marks on Lincoln Dot Com that's a friction lists way to let people connect. Mark I love it. You have dropped some incredible knowledge bums on peeps in I. Mean this is just a whirlwind of information. One of the things I say when I speak that most of the time people are drinking from a fire hose, you had to fire firetrucks. That's all I'm going. Listen coming from you my friend I am honored and I accept your Kudos. Thank you, sir. Well as a pleasure talking to you today man and thank you so much for joining us and helping US learn a little bit more I. Love It. It's excellent. Well, that's it. For today's Bacon podcast. We hope you enjoyed it and learned something today. please. Go to tunes and give us a review. We appreciate all your feedback and comments. If you have any questions, go to www dot bacon podcast dot com forward slash questions and we'll make sure we get those answered for you till next time keep sizzling.
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That Gentle Kingdom [SSL171]
"Hello, this is Lisa delay. And you are listening to the spark my muse podcast. This is Sol School less than 170 one that gentle Kingdom before I get into well, I will be reading for this episode. I want to let you know that today November 4th. If you're listening to this as soon as it comes out tonight will be a wonderful event with Terrence Lester live speaking about his book. I see you howl of opens our eyes to invisible people Terrence Lester is an internationally celebrated and recognized humanitarian with his organization. Love Beyond walls in Atlanta and loves sinks in that brings home washing stations to places of homelessness during the covid-19 is this is particularly important for health and safety Terrence himself was homeless for a time is compassionate charity dead. Gives opportunities for homeless people to find jobs clothing hygiene and a host of other services. This is going to be a very special event, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to register for this event. Even if you haven't read his book, I see you make sure you come out and join us live or for replay after the event. You'll find the registration page at crowdcast i o s a c o l o n d e l a y l a Today I'm going to be reading three poems from a book called the chance of Home poems by Mark s Burrows. I've had mark on the show previously owned and I love his poetry and his translation work. When you hear this episode. We will have just voted for the 2020 election in the United States some of us off. Now. This is heard in many countries around the world and I realized that some of you might not even care about the selection but a lot of people in the world will have their eyes trained on what's happening in the United States and I think we will be needing to hear some poetry and keep our attentions on things other than the election to make sure we have our sanity intact. Some of these poems written by Mark two years ago in this book. I find are very apropos and helpful for us today. I will begin on page seventy-five with a poem called still it starts off with a quote by Augustine of Hippo. But when I love you, what do I love it is not physical Beauty nor temporal nor the brightness of light dear to Earth the eyes, you know, the sweet Melodies of all kinds of songs nor the gentle order of flowers and ointments and perfumes normanna or honey nor limbs welcoming the Embraces of the flesh. It is not these things. I love when I love my God yet. The poem is called still there are still Among Us the Miracles, even when we no longer notice them in the Clutter and clutch of our minds. You once asked me how we come to know them and when and why I'm never quite sure but surely not just on sun drenched April mornings when the meadow gleams with daffodils and the wind is ripe with lilac and Hyacinth then of course, but also in the seasons when we thirst for what we no longer have and long to taste and see again home and still there close at hand shining in this crazy lump in world and still they lure us with song despite what we face of suffering on shadowing the day and parading through the night of an inward kind of Radiance that still might save us. With this poem opens up for me is the substance of necessity of Miracles and miracles being those ordinary things that give us delight and wonder things are prizes and things we didn't think were possible. They exist in the natural world and they have a kind of Radiance that still might save us as Mark burrowes. We might need to have some confidence in these types of miracles in the days and weeks to come. Ellen Page 103 this poem is called beyond the maps for Sean and the tenders of the poets corner in a delay. Again, we find ourselves gathered by poems by language shaped in the wide and spacious silences beyond our naming a handful of words thrown onto the canvas of the old certainties Ambitions of war and other efficiencies of state and the politics of greed that drives the Brokers of this world and we bought Sheltering under tents of metaphor and desire refuse the seduction of their strategies sitting out on paths whose ends. We cannot see steering our way home beyond the maps. They've given us Gathering crumbs that will be enough to make a feast I'm going to read this again because at least for me right now, this is a time that I need to set my eyes trained my hope to places Beyond where the maps show us places into the future where hope can carry us, but not a vain or empty hope but hope in the resilience of people. I hope in the courage and creativity of people to come together and to resolve issues and problem solve. So let's read it again and this time sink more deeply into some of the words and the themes and the meanings. Beyond the maps again. We find ourselves gathered by poems by language shaped in the wide and spacious silences beyond our naming off a handful of words thrown onto the canvas of the old certainties Ambitions of war and other efficiencies of state and the politics of greed that drive the Brokers of this world and we Sheltering under tents of metaphor and desire refuse the seduction of their strategies setting out on paths whose ends. We cannot see steering our way home beyond the maps. They've given us Gathering crumbs that will be enough to make a feast an art can take the crumbs and prepare enough to make a feast. The third poem I'm going to read and the final one is what I entitled this Soul School episode this week. It's found on page 100 of five of the same book of poetry called the change of Home poems by Marcus Burrows, and I'm going to leave a link to this beautiful collection of poems and I hope that you can make a purchase of this either on Kindle some kind of book reader or you'll probably get a used copy at a reduced price at this point, but poetry has a nourishing effect on us it fills in for us where there are spaces and places where words aren't enough and our emotions are too chaotic were ambiguous to really understand. We might be too Restless to handle the world in the same sorts of ways in those times poetry comes to the fore as a form of art that can lift up out of these restless and obscure places. This poem is called that gentle Kingdom. Today I spent idly considering the lilies blooming promiscuously along the road watching them so closely I could almost see how they must have stepped forth from the Winchesters Earth's crusty shell despite their flashy show of Radiance. They make no demand of us arriving without ambition or any hope of gain tell me what else would I have done? They take no notice of us in their gentle swaying ways stirred by the winds, perhaps by love who can say and in this month. They're unlike us in our reach for status or chance permanence of place and in a spell of their dance, they spice the winds with a fragrance that draws butterflies and bees like Belonging to that gentle Kingdom where the last will be first and the meek inherit the earth. And what have you do, you know how to take your place in the family of things. Will you dare to turn and step aside from the March towards importance to care enough to save your life at least a little and brush the hems of Glory as they come close and pass you by I love the challenge at the end of this poem to be like the lilies the lilies are beautiful and temporal as we learn in scripture from Jesus the lilies don't fret about what they will wear and about their lives. Of course. This poem challenges us to be part of a gentle Kingdom where the meek inherit the earth people who are Meek like lilies not in significant loss. Not unworthy, not on beautiful but glorious in their own simple and special way in this poem Mark asks. Do you know how to take your place in the family of things will you dare to turn and step aside from the March towards importance to care enough to save your life at least a little and brush the hems of Glory as they come close down pass you by so there's two things that stand out to me in the last bit of this poem the family of things which is aligned in a Mary Oliver poem and that particular life for me as well as many other people I think gives us a sense of unity and Community seeing a bigger picture something beyond our individual lives to something richer that would God is up to age. And God meaning the Divine not a tribal God that is available to one or two people groups the part about save your life at least a little and brush the hems of Glory as they came close and pass you by the hands of Glory hint at the hems of Jesus his garments. He had a humble way and the hems of his garments she could heal and when he passed by the woman who was sick with the bleeding disorder touched the hems and was healed. And I wonder if we can be healed to be part of a gentle Kingdom. We've just had an election for an Empire a kingdom of power of might change but the gentle Kingdom begins in our hearts and this gentle Kingdom hopefully can live out in embodied ways. Even though we live in a kingdom of Empire and no matter what happens in the greater world government in which we live or in the World At Large we can still be part of the gentle Kingdom. That doesn't seek importance same ways. But instead finds glory and healing in what is humble and what is Christ like like the lilies in their symbol of beauty. I hope that you will join me Wednesday November 4th with author Terrence Lester. And if you don't get a chance to do that, please go to spark my muse., and find the schedule events and click to watch that replay. If you're not there for the live event. It is available for replay a $10 or anything higher that you'd like to donate and that goes to pay for streaming service that I'm buying each month. There are several other events there that you can take a look at 2 if you're interested. As I'm speaking to you now. It's on the Saturday before election day. And I don't know what's going to happen by the time this release is but it is my hope and prayer that we can have our eyes fixed on the things that matter most and that last most and remember that no matter what happens. We have the strength and resiliency together and through the power of God to be sustained in a matter what happens I pray a blessing on you. I pray a blessing on the country of the United States of America May Grace and peace go with you and be in your heart. Thursday
Mark S A Smith Subscription Model: the Future of your Business
"Keep in mind that our job is a sales professional is to match the needs of the customer and a lot of times we have to help them figure out what those needs are and make us the safest choice. Not the best choice, the safest choice and a subscription model substantially improves the probability that they'll see us safer versus a transaction. Only purchase. Closers on to establish proposal sent in principle now fries. The much gold for any big Nancy sings. Welcome to impact pricing the podcast where we discuss pricing value and the sometimes pesky relationship between the two I'm Mark styling. And today, we continue the season of subscriptions a series of podcast focused on the subscription business. And today is going to be fascinating. Because we have Mark s a Smith. Here are three things you really wanna know about Mark before we start. He focuses on helping executives. Stay ahead of innovation. He is one of those big thinkers, he hosts his own podcast, the selling disruption show and March Ben training sales people for decades. Oh and both. He and I are members of the national speakers association. So you should expect the quality of this one to be awesome. Not setting the bar too high for you. Mark, welcome Mark. Thank you, Mark. Let's do some disrupting and do some that price. Innovation. That's one of my favorites. One of my favorites. So let's talk about subscription pricing. If you don't want you to let's let everybody know what it is that you really do. So that they've got a feel for where you're coming from. As we talk about subscription yet marketed of a great job. Getting started a business growth strategist, I work with companies to help them figure out how to grow their companies fast as possible by selling it higher margins. One thing I wanted to point out. It's I wrote a book called gorilla negotiating with Jay Conrad Levinson, Mr. guerrilla marketing and Orville Ray Wilson back in the nineties late nineties, and this book was the first one ever written specifically for sales people to help them counter. The dirty tricks that buyers play on them to get them to lower their prices. So I have been working with helping people keep more margin my entire career. And so yes, we can set the prices, right? But at the sales team doesn't know how to hold the prices all of that pricing. Magic that you teach your clients starts to fall apart. So just as a setup to to make the segue into. The world of subscription pricing subscription pricing is both wonderful and awful at the same time. So which one do you want to start with I well, I think wonderful sounds better. All right. So the wonderful part is it's easier to sell subscription pricing than anything else because of the low risk that's involved for the customer. You really mean it's easier to sell subscriptions, not subscription pricing. Sure. Subscriptions the reason why is because the one of the reasons why is because the price is so much smaller than if I sold something to somebody for three or subscription. It's going to be thirty six or or times more than the price that I'm going to initially quote. And so the price is so much smaller, the people think about it a different way. So it's not only the subscription, but the pricing itself as easier, and if you think about it most companies who go from a on pram or perpetual license model to a subscription, they take their perpetual, license. They divide it by three. So that's three years. They divide that by twelve that's twelve months. So now, you've got one thirty six that's used to get as the investment someone estimate for that. First month. That's exactly right. And so that's the reason why I use that particular number. Thank you for doing the math fair. No worries. And that's right. And so it's a whole lot easier. If I walk in and say, you know, hey, this thing is ten dollars a month versus three hundred sixty dollars to buy. It's a different order of magnitude in this particular case, it's actually three orders of magnitude different in the mind of the buyer, which is something that every buyer has to think about what the things I've learned in the past is that less a buyer spends a lot of time purchasing an item, and they get used to knowing what the prices should be. They frequently are shocked by how much money they have to pay to buy something. And so the subscription pricing is a lot smaller. And so therefore is easier for them to visualize and say, yes to especially with organizations that have constrained budgets. I mean, the thirty sixth of the price versus having to come up with three years worth of funding in advance. That's a hard thing for a lot of people to do. Feel so much less risky. I'll give you ten bucks for a few months and see if it works, and if it doesn't, and I'm didn't I didn't spend three hundred sixty right on which actually makes you look better to the boss because keep in mind that everybody has a score keeper. And that score keeper is determining if the people that are working for them are making good sound decisions. In the only way we get promoted in the world of corporation is through promotion. So you have to illustrate solid judgment in every decision that you make otherwise you become unpredictable. That's absolutely, right. Absolutely. So what else about subscriptions is wonderful? Well, I investors love is subscription pricing or subscription model versus transactional model. In fact, on Wall Street, Wall Street will reward a company with a price per earnings ratio of from four to ten times more if they're subscription based versus if they're transaction based so just a quick little illustration of that, you know, tradit-. Finally, price earnings ratios in the world of technology have been in the order of eighteen to twenty four and Microsoft is running around ninety right now. And the reason why is because they've made a wholesale pivot to a subscription model, you cannot buy Microsoft software. You can only subscribe to Microsoft software, that means that every executive on the planet whose job is to maximize shareholder value is making that pivot from transactional revenue to subscription revenue in that seems like it's a second order affect. I get it that we care about our stock price, and that's really cool. But I think the reason the stock prices higher is because it's such a better business model. Investors prefer the stability of subscription pricing. Knowing that on the first of every month, there is going to be revenue flowing in that is independent of the current activity around sales. So for investors they like that. Cash flow. And so they're willing to pay more to get that cash flow. Yet seems a number that I'm seeing a lot is you've got if you have about a three percent per month churn rate that's rolling into in the ballpark of seventy percent of next year's revenue in on January. First the most amazing thing worse, we see that with Amazon the prime subscriptions. As a really good example of his prime is a subscription model. One hundred hundred hundred twenty dollars a year to subscribe to Amazon. Yeah, I am. So amazed by prime. Oftentimes when we talk about companies, and the pricing we have to understand what their strategy is. And what they're trying to get accomplished. And if we look at most subscription companies they're trying to make money at the subscription. I don't think prime is doing that prime is only there because they want to get you locked into buying stuff from Amazon while there is that aspect to it. There is this customer situation where customers make a commitment and you'll keep. In mind, when you subscribe to something you are making a commitment to include whatever you're subscribing to as part of your identity as a critical concept and people have a hard time shifting their identity. So once they've made the subscription primis part of their identity than they have a difficult time disconnecting. But let's take a look with this does to Amazon from a revenue standpoint there's one hundred million households in North America that subscribed to prime and about six months ago as you recall prime increase or subscription by twenty dollars now. So what was the impact of that twenty dollars price in increase on Amazon? Well, they got a twenty percent price increase for prime. Yep. But I don't think that was the big deal to them. Actually, it was about some money there yet. Well, there's let's take a look at what the real impact was on Jeff Bezos. It's exactly this. So first of all Amazon, if you take a look they're running at about one hundred and eighty eight price earnings ratio right now. Now, obscene. Well, but the reason why is because Amazon is so tied into one hundred million consumer homes. They have extraordinary penetration and people just bye bye. Bye. Bye bye through Amazon. And if you increase twenty dollars for one hundred million that's a two billion dollar increase in cash flow multiplied by let's make the number easy. Two hundred price to earning ratio. That one move added four hundred billion dollars to the market value of Amazon. So I get it. That's impressive. And we're back to the stock price issue. Wis-? I care so much more about the business running the business. I get it. The goal is to get the valuation of indeed if you're the CEO of the company's job is to maximize shareholder value abso every executive on the planet is looking for a way to pivot to subscription models if they expect to keep their job. Over the next thirty six months now that we got that nailed down. Let's go to the next piece, which is okay. How do we use the subscription model to make money within the business? Now, it's all of that is absolutely well in good and a driving force without a doubt. It's a driving force in Wall Street right now, it's one of the reasons why we've seen all time highs. It's one of the reasons why it's been the longest running bull market because we have seen most Wall Street companies in the throes of making the pivot from a transactional. Business to subscription business in market. What's happening everywhere? You can subscribe to truck tires to carpeting when you go to Las Vegas. Those slot machines are not owned by the casinos. When you go to a movie theater that projector. The back of the theater is not owned by the theater, it's a subscription model where the projector manufacturer gets a piece of every ticket that a sold so this revenue sharing subscription model is everywhere. In in quite frankly, we're getting to the place where you can subscribe to close. I've actually heard of people subscribing to really expensive dresses. Yes. Yeah. Right. And it's brilliant, absolutely brilliant. So there really is nothing that you can't subscribe to an Wayne fact, what is it? Volvo is now saying that you can subscribe to their cars. Yeah. But my favorite of those Porsche down in Atlanta. Yeah. Tell me more for three thousand bucks a month. You could drive any Porsche you want. And when you're done, you know, when you feel like switching you just drive down to the Porsche dealer and take a new one out one hundred bucks a day. Yeah. Baby. Yeah. That's brilliant. It really is. It really is. So so you want to talk about the the bad news around. Subscriptions. No, not really. But let's hear it. All right. Yeah. Here's the here's the bad news traditional business to business sales models compensate the the sales person on the transaction in if we're only collecting a thirty six of the traditional transaction when the customer says, yes, how the hell you pay your sales team. Okay. How's how do you say your sales team? Well, either amortize back, and you give the sales people you front some money up front, you pay your sales people. But the problem is is that, you know, how do you handle cancellations for subscriptions or you put your sales team on a recurring revenue? So they get a piece of the action for the next thirty six months, but that doesn't really work. Well, it causes sales people to get lazy or you come up with a different model and one of those models that I see working fairly. Well, it's where it's possible. You charge. An installation fee or a transfer fee or a data migration feed. There is some sort of enrollment fee that pays the sales team. Yeah. That kind of puts more risk back on our buyers again in that early decision, then doesn't it it does. But then again, it also pivots us to a sales model where we compensate sales people for hunting not for farming. And the reality is that that's what we want is. We went sales people to hunt. But on the other side, if you create a guarantee that says, we're going to we're going to charge you this three percents charge to enroll you get you hooked up. Get you signed on by the way, that's not atypical if you order cable, you get a charge for your cable box up front amortize it, and there's also evidence that says if you pay an implementation fee or should say the buyers, you paint implementation fee are less likely to turn out. Absolutely true. And it's it's that level. First of all of making sure you have customer success out of the gate people that pay play people get things for free not much there. And so there is a higher level of commitment when we get somebody to pay for an implementation or an installation, what do you think of seeing CFO's offer sales compensation where they said we're gonna pay you for every client you land as though it's a a two year contract. Yeah. And the challenge with course, is becomes cashflow. Whereas the cash flowing to handle that that salesperson's pay out the other interesting challenge to that is sometimes the sales people know that they're going to get a big pop. And so they'll promise the sun moon and stars. And then there's high churn. So you have to have a means of clawing back the compensation for customers who cancel in the. Those kind of situations sales people don't like that. So I'm less enamored with that model because of those particular challenges what have you seen that works in in those areas, don't I just told you as the one that I really liked was it was the contract. Now, I think they had it set. So that they expected customers to sign a three year contract. And if they only signed a one year contract, I think the sales commission was ten percent lasts or something like that. It was actually a contract with the customer. So you think you had less churn? In this client also didn't have a ton of competition. So they didn't have to worry about him churning out to a competitor. But they would have to worry about did I provide an value to them will keep in mind, those if you're doing a year contract with monthly payments. That's a finance arrangement. It's not a subscription. Yes. And no. It depends on what we're gonna do afterwards of the whole point of this subscription is a I'm gonna continue to sell you more Amena get you based on a usage plan. And then how do I upgrade what you end up buying from the over time? So there's way more to the subscription than just that initial one month or one year contract a lot of subscriptions, we pay for we pay for Europe front. Yes, we do and in those particular type of subscription models. You're expecting to have increasing value along the way. Now, one of the things that we have to separate. Here's the difference between a financing arrangement leasing arrangements and a true subscription subscription is I continue to receive value beyond what I would have gotten. If I had just paid for a transaction. And taking ownership of whatever it is that I purchased. The reason why we subscribe to magazines as we had a fresh issue every month reason, why we subscribe to newspapers we get a fresh issue every day. And so in some cases, you have to have this idea that you have a refresh cycle as part of the subscription strategy, if we're just taking a piece of hardware and saying, okay, you're subscribing to this laptop computer will. I'd better darn well get a fresh laptop computer once in a while as part of my subscription. Yes. When I think about leasing a car that is justified. Arrangement versus the Porsche example. You gave. Yes. That's a true subscription in that I can get refreshed or added value on a regular basis. Yes. And so I think we have to we need to separate those out. Otherwise, a calling it a subscription to customers can cause challenges completely with you. Now, let's go back to Amazon prime for a second. My what is it one hundred twenty year? Yep. Though, my subscribe because I'm paying it on an annual basis. Yep. You you paying an annual basis for it. That's sure. So it's an annual subscription, and there's always new value because you have all of these Amazon prime movies and videos and shows that show up and you have access to new music. And so Amazon has added things that it's beyond two days shipping that brings the increasing value ever expanding value that causes it to be a true subscription. Yeah. I find it really challenging. To precisely define subscription. Uber. Is that a subscription? No. Because it's on demand. Although Uber offers a subscription plan. And the subscription plan is that you pay a fee and therefore get rides throughout that month at a substantially reduced rate. Now in that particular case what I'm purchasing is the substantially reduced rate in added value of being able to to do that. I don't know if you saw this recently Uber's up level. Now, you have various levels. Nicole diamond platinum plutonium, I don't know. And and the idea here is that you're getting some additional value, for example, if you cancel within if you cancel and revoke within fifteen minutes, you don't pay the cancellation fee or free. Uber eats delivery three times per month, and those are ways of creating compet competitive differentiation in the marketplace against other ride shares ultimately Uber's going to move to a subscription basis using self driving cars, so you'll pay a monthly fee Uber. And then you can take all the rides. You went for that fees and self driving cars within certain. Limits within certain consumption limits, and they're moving to that. Nice. Nice. But Uber as we use it today. Just on demand is not a subscription model. Right because scribbling means we paid in advance to have access to some sort of good or service. In a way agree with you. But in in another way, I don't in the sense that there are a lot of times we subscribe to things and then we pay based on usage after that. We'll share if there is a usage component to to a number of subscription types of services. But I would also say that is a modification of the concept of subscription. Do we subscribe to the utility company? Well, no because the moment you cancel your subscription. You don't have utilities anymore. There's no competition in that particular model, but it is a recurring revenue model. I think what it is with the Berber is that it has so many things in common with most subscription models. So it's still really low to get in instill, I need to keep you super happy. So that you're constantly coming back. It's a recurring revenue that could get you to buy more from me in the future. There's so many things that are that are right there just like a subscription model, and this is. A worthwhile debate and conversation Mark because we are in the business of figuring out how to make this work best. And there is no one right answer. There's multiple right answers. Some of the examples that we've been discussing have been business to business and business to consumer Allah Uber and Amazon prime, and there's a lot of consideration that has to go into how we structure this. So that it is most attractive to our customers to our business model and to our shareholders. And so it's not a Pat answer. But it is a direction that we have to pay attention to you must pay attention to the subscription business model as part of the innovation of your business listener were you will be disrupted completely with you on that. I like to end my podcast with this one question. So I'm going to ask it, and I'm going to expect an answer. But you don't have to give me my expected answer. What's one piece of? Icing advice, you'd give our listeners that you think would have a big impact on their conference. Dr. Right. Will this the pricing advice is simply this never ask your customers. What you should charge them. I'm with you on that one. Because they don't know your job is to set the price and then to create the value around it. So that price seems like it's a deal. Keep in mind that our job is a sales professional is to match the needs of the customer in a lot of times, we have to help them figure out what those needs are and make us the safest choice. Not the best choice, the safest choice and a subscription model substantially improves the probability that they'll see us safer versus a transaction. Only purchase Mark. This is absolutely been fabulous. Likewise has been a great conversation. I really appreciate the the debate. And the conversation a couple of weeks ago asked their listeners a question. The question was what is an interesting pricing model and the answer is I got were actually weren't expected to get a, but they were fascinating than the less. Would you care to stick around and make a comment or to share my three favorite answers who let's do it? Okay. So my. Third favourite one is name was a look he's in retail pricing. But his answer was the price match policy model at best buy instituted by Hubert Jolie. It's to explain one when you have no differentiation pricing becomes the default differentiation and to never start a pricing war with a competitor. That does not care about Marge. A so important. Yeah. Any thoughts? I you know, what I loved about the price matching policy is in truth. It really does of white price wars because you're telling your competitors. Don't undercut my price because I'm just gonna match it. It's no big deal. Yeah. Exactly. I I can remember the first time I experienced that was three decades ago. I was buying a piano, and the guy said, you know, you know, what's the best pricing. Give me says go out and find the best price come back to me. And I'll beat it. That was it was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Because you're right price matching does that. And the reality is that it doesn't cost you a lot to do price matching because keep in mind only fifteen percent of the population focuses on prices their decision. Now, if everything is equal than price becomes the default. True. Our jobs to make sure everything's not equal, for example, in the world of best buy is it is it in stock is a differentiator. Yes. Yes. Absolutely. Somebody can somebody sell me the accessories can somebody get the thing installed. Geek squad sets best buy apart from everybody else back in the days when there was everybody else, but best buys the only one that's left and now, it's Amazon right Amazon. Best buy, that's it. Right. Well to me best buy can you? Explain this to me, exactly. And that wisdom is critical especially when we walk in and we're assaulted with one hundred different choices for the TV. So which one is best. I don't know. What are you trying to accomplish? Right. And where you're gonna put it. What are you gonna watch on it all those kind of interesting questions than explain it? That's the value right on. Okay. So the second one you're going to like this one Mark. This is county miss that Lufthansa. He said the traditional haggling remains unmatched demand. And supply side have all the relevant information at hand. They can react dynamically at all times in the process, and no complex infrastructure is needed. Interesting price haggling, boy that is so cultural, and he'll you don't just hear the word negotiation. Do you hear something different? When you were dangling not haggling negotiating or one of the same. They just happen to be. They happen to be haggled tends to be more of a cultural world in negotiation is the one we put on suits and coats, or, but the reality is that always isn't a Goshi -ation. Yeah. In some cases, if you're sitting there. And you're talking to a farmer and your haggling over the price of their tomatoes that ends up being an instant supply demand decision that that farmers going to make as to how low they'll go based on how many tomatoes they have in front of them right now, and they're expected number of sales that day in. So it really does create an efficient system from a seller standpoint, it's their own yield management program. Right there right there, and, you know, the the farmer might say, Nope. But I tell you what if you buy ten pounds. I'll get it to you for this price. So, you know, in the world negotiation folks, keep in mind lowering the price to get a deal is not negotiation. It's stupidity. Can I quote you on that one all day long was fun fundamental concept and guerrilla negotiating the book? And the reality is that if you want if somebody wants to lower price, you take something off the table, I can't sell this to you at that price. But what I can do. I can sell you a box open box dent scratch deal at that price. If you're okay with it and watch me, ride, boxing dented. Yeah. Well, you might you might do that sometime. But that's. Okay. So I have to tell you why I like this. When so much we beat it up a little bit. I tell you. I like it, and it is in my mind, if we have great sales people than the Goshi action is perfect price. Segmenting indeed. Indeed. And we can also do a yield management aspect to that. Yes. Knowing that knowing that we have stuff in the back that we can sell if we can get some sort of commitment to buy more. You know? And and so I think part of what we have to do. Well, let me give you this quick quick idea. Listen, if you have a standard discount type of thing that you've been giving customers, and they'll say your average discount that you give up you don't give away you give it up is four percent. Well, what if you increased your commission to your sales team by two percent in the first two percent of the discount came out of their commission. What do you think would happen to your discounts? Great answer. And what happens is if you allow your sales people to give up discounts at no impact on their wallet. They will give discounts to get deals. And so if you want to really truly do a value based pricing, you've gotta take discount out of their compensation. I I don't think I've ever heard the first discount comes out of compensation. That's guerrilla negotiating my friend. That's how we worked increase profit. Stability as we do. These interesting unique in crazy things and I'm glad you put that one in your quiver. Yeah. I've heard tons of different sales compensation plans. But that's the first time I've ever heard the first percentage comes out of sales discount, and what happens is everybody wins the sales people take home more money and the company keeps more value and the customer is actually feeling better. Because they know they have a better product. They they didn't discounts, right? There you go. All right. Okay. Here's the one that I liked the best. This was Daniel. And I I'll tell you just read it to you. Then I'll tell you. Why liked it the best outcome based pricing of turbofan jet engines customer pays per hour and operation for fully service monitored in high quality turbofan engine instead of buying up front a whole engine and someone having to maintain it yet. It's absolutely brilliant. It is and the reason I like this when I thought all of them were really good. But there is no like this one the most is it really as close to subscription pricing, and what we're talking about. In. It's more innovative. At least more recently, innovative. I'll put it that way. Well from a consumer standpoint from somebody who ops on airplane virtually every week of the year to do my work. I love the fact that the manufacturer of the engine is doing the maintenance on the engine that brings that brings comfort to me knowing that the experts are doing the engine repair, the most critical aspect of the aircraft and from operational standpoint. You know, the engine is more than half the cost of the aircraft. So from an operational standpoint from the aircraft from the air airline company, it changes their model to make them more more profitable for a given price point. So I think it's a brilliant model. Everybody wins. Yeah. Really with you. All right. Well, we have to ask you a question a new question for next time. And you approach Mark. Would you do you have a question that you would like to ask you don't get to answer it here? But but maybe you can answer it on the Lincoln page if you want to after all answer delighted, all right? So it goes back to the question you asked me a little earlier, but I want to flip it around. And that is why is it that when you present your price to a customer? They always push back, and why do customers always push back on prices at BBB to see doesn't matter doesn't really matter doesn't really matter. B to B for sure beats see less less so culturally, but it doesn't really matter customers usually are going to react in a negative sense to the price. If you're there's a conversation, and they don't have it on the shelf, for example in the world of retail. Nice. All right. So why is it good? Not. That's it. That's it. Why is it? They push back. Excellent question. So post your answers on linked in everybody will also post the question on the day that we released this blog, please keep it pithy and interesting and the best answer is going to get a copy of my book impact pricing and marketable. Thank you so much for your time today if anyone wants to contact you how can they do that best way to contact me is marks on linked in dot com. MARTA s on Lincoln dot com. They'll take you directly to my Lincoln profile, Marcus a Smith. I'd be delighted to connect with you there. If you want to have a conversation with me, I'll I'll give anybody who wants a conversation twenty minutes. Just reach out to me at Mark dot Smith at BG co dot com. B I J A C O dot com. Jay, ACO dot com. Bijou means seed in sanskrit ten so I think the seeds of greatness or in everybody, we just get to food and water. It I spoke in just like a professional speaker would say. Well, my friend. I do have my ten thousand hours after being a pro speaker for twenty nine years, so okay. Great to our listeners episode ten all wrapped up. We have no shortage of guests and information in the future. If you could value out of this podcast. Would you please tell your friends about it's a you or the type of person other people listen to and they will like you more. And by the way, it really helps us any compliments suggestions or questions can always be sent to me directly, Mark at impact pricing dot com. And finally, please join us next week for another episode of impact pricing.
Tech Stocks Fall Further, Dragging Down Markets
"If doctors, nurses, and grocery store clerks can wear masks for ten or twelve hour shifts. You can wear masks for an hour less when you go to the store do your part. Mascot America. The AD. Council. Here's your day brief for Tuesday September. Eighth. I'm JR Waylon for the Wall Street. Journal the recent decline in big tech stocks continued into the new week by midday. The Nasdaq was down nearly three hundred points or more than two and a half percent jitters over the texts selloff, pull the Dow Jones industrials and S and p five hundred lower as well. Those indexes were each down more than one and a half percent. The CEO's of nine drugmakers are promising to not seek regulatory approval for their experimental covid nineteen vaccines until the shots have been shown to work safely many Americans are skeptical about taking a corona virus. Vaccine for fear that the development has been rushed, several vaccines are in late stage testing to show whether they can reduce infection rates and the Republic of Palau is inviting the Pentagon to build ports, bases and airfields on the island nation and the Philippine sea boosting US military expansion plans in Asia. The request came during a visit last week by defense secretary mark s for the US. Is Aiming to build a reinforced partnerships with other countries to help counter claims that China has made to islands in the South China. Sea We more details on these stories and other news of the day at wsj.com and the WSJ APP.
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"Welcome to spark by muse. I'm your host. Lisa delay and this is so school lesson. One eighty eight book of secrets. There are two events coming up that i really hope you can come and enjoy. One is on may fifth seven thirty pm eastern time. It's a free event about evacuate ponta. Casse someone who figures in my book. He's a hermit. One of the desert fathers the plays a significant role in my book. We will be talking about him and learning about him. And how his understanding of the inner climate or the inner landscape of our hearts works as it relates to temptations and afflicting thoughts. He had some fascinating guidance for the students that he trained that i feel are particularly helpful for us today. He really came out with the idea long before we did in modern psychology that we are not our thoughts. I'm excited to bring some of these lessons to you. And some of his life to you on may fifth during a live crowd cast events and to do that to get the link for that just go to spark my muse dot com and go to the events page. And you'll find a link there where you can sign up for that if you are not able to make it on may fifth at seven thirty pm eastern time you're also able to watch a replay of that and you can catch it anytime and then the next month. After that the first wednesday of the month of june june second at seven thirty pm. I will be doing a live discussion about my own book. The wildland within cultivating wholeness through spiritual practice. And i'm very excited to have everybody come out. Who's been reading my book to ask questions or share something that caught your eye comment. You might have a reading. You might wanna do of something in the book or something that you learned while reading the book really excited to hear your thoughts about the book and so please come out and share that time with us. Also available at sparked my muse dot com on the events page and just click to come to that event and it's also free. Please invite your friends that be fun. The more people the better. There's one more thing. I'm involved with now that i'm very excited to share with you. It's only in the preliminary stages a waiting list right now. But i hope that everybody who's hearing this might be able to get in on the ground floor. For a founders account a free founders account at kahane dot blog. Forward slash founders. Kahane is an online working environment. Much like google docs. If you're familiar with google docs doing any kind of research using microsoft word. This is a similar environment. That is very easily you click and paste from the web any page on the web. Very easily into your workspace. You can try this out for free and have a free account forever. You'll have options to upgrade to premium accounts if you'd like to but there's just a few limited spots available for these founder accounts and since i'm working at kahane right now that's k. A. h. a. Na i wanted to make these spots available to you who i know tend to do creative projects. Writing collaborative projects sometimes for ministries or communities nonprofits and organizing. It's perfect for those kind of collaborative and creative projects. So please check out. Khanna dot blog board slush founder and use the code word founder to get a free founder account. The founder account will be up and ready to go in july. There's so much in store for the ghana workspace. I'm really excited to be involved with this new software technology. That will make writing and research so much easier. I only wish had been around. When i was developing and creating my book and pulling it together it would save me a week's time. I'm just thrilled that it's available now and for my next book and my next projects that especially that involve other people. You'll hear more about kahane as i'm involved with it and i'll be making some commercials and some details more available and also offering some free classes on how to use it. Although using it just takes a few seconds few moments of orientation you can pick it up so easily so intuitive and pristine and clean working environment. Once you get to try kahane for yourself you will absolutely love it and wonder how you ever lived without it before so one more time kahane dot blog ford slash founder referral code founder. This month is national poetry month. And i think i would be remiss to not share some poems with you. I'll be sharing several short poems or meditations from meister eckhart book of secrets meditations on letting go and finding true freedom. This work is by mark s burroughs. And john m sweeney the authors of meister eckhart book of the heart to give you a sense of what this book is about. It's quite a treasure. And i'm going to read from the inside book cover. You get a feeling for what this book is about. This is a little book about soul. Freedom it is a book about discovering the secret to all the things we most desire contentment meaning peace of mind and true freedom. The skillfully edited translation of selections from the writings of meister eckhart provides a roadmap to the spiritual life for contemporary seekers. He takes us on a journey of discovery. A journey in which we learned to let go relinquish our need to know everything and lose those things that we think are important for a life worth and in the end he shows us that the true secret is this to find yourself. You must lose yourself. Here is timeless wisdom from medieval mystic. Who has influenced a wide range spiritual teachers and mystics. Both inside and outside the christian tradition meister eckhart work has also influenced the development of twentieth century american buddhism and the theological tradition. I'm going to read you the contents of this book. Also it's by hampton roads publishing company. There's an introduction a prologue that's called the secret hidden. In the heart seeking light facing darkness risking love knowing nothing embracing everything epilogue called. Come home to yourself. Then there's notes and sources for the poems and an index of poems. The first one. I'm going to read is on page eighty four. What is freedom. What is freedom to love. God without asking why what is joy to live in the freedom of god's unity what is life to taste the love that lives in the heart. What is hope to know that. God gives birth to me in the spirit. What is love to realize that. God is one and i am one in this one. What is freedom to not merely know all this but to live it out day by day. This is from page one. Oh to love knows no why love knows no why for if i love someone because of what it brings me i end up loving only myself but when i love another for the goodness that is in them. I begin to love without a y. So devote yourself to this wireless love and seek the goodness that is there in each. And all a light that ever burns however dimly even in the darkest soul then this one is from page one six possessing. God depends entirely on the heart. A sincere and open heart knows the real god and not the imaginary won a deeper stillness page one zero nine. We are too often unhappy while on and on the world remains gift of presents. God meant it to be at the beginning and sustains in every moment and when we catch even a glimpse of this our restlessness begins to open to a deeper stillness within us where we will come to know that what is now torn apart and broken will finally come back to the stillness which rests in the deep oneness of this life and in the breadth of love. I'm just gonna linger on this one. For a moment from page one zero nine what is now torn apart and broken in the deeper stillness restlessness will finally come back to the stillness which rests in the deep one of this life and the breadth of love. Meister eckhart talks a lot about god as love and finding ourselves in the presence of this love and this oneness and that life and love and one us with goddess all one thing and that we come to it by being awakened to it and as we love each other we also are wakened to the presence of god as love us touching this other person and being embraced and folded into this oneness. Here from page one sixty one survival notes. Nothing can be unless you call it into being. Nothing can survive unless you bill it to keep on going says the book of wisdom. So is this your desire. Is this your love. It must be and with your love and love that sustains everything i know i will be fine and you take everything away please. Not that love. Thank you so much. 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"Soared and scale contains adult themes, and violence and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. It's interesting. We pull up to all these people today beside red light. And they have no idea what you've just done. The jury the guy that wanted to be a serial killer Bucky got caught on his first kill. Welcome to season six episode one thirty seven of sort and scale a show that reveals that the worst monsters are real. Since its inception. The television has become a staple of entertainment in almost every home TV's have gone from little boxes projecting. Black and white pictures on the screen to giant flat screens capable of producing four K resolution, showing us vivid detail with each individual pixel of light we use TV's as a way to connect with our family members and friends through shows and movies. We stand around the water cooler at work and talk about the latest episode of game of thrones. But when you sit and watch these television series and movies, what do you feel are you able to relate to the protagonist? What about the anti Guinness? What if there's an anti hero? Can you feel what they go through in the story? Most of us are able to do all of that. Because the majority of the human race is born with an innate sense of emotion, and empathy, and of course. We all of being a superhero saving others from the bad things in the world. But where is the line drawn between fiction? Andrea -ality. How far are some willing to go in order to become just like their favorite character on television? Life tends to imitate art. Edmonton alberta. Canada is known as the gateway of the north the capital city is full of culture governmental and educational opportunity. Edmonton is also host to year round festivals which has been reflected in its nickname Canada's festival city the land is vast and has become a booming metropolis Emerton is also the home of Albert 'as oil industry in two thousand eight twenty nine year old Mark twitchell wasn't aspiring filmmaker who was juggling a new family and the dream of becoming a big time. Hollywood director he had just come back to Canada after spending time in the mid west with his first wife, Megan their marriage had started off in an odd way after three days of being married. They laid in bed together. And this is when he asked her a strange question. Have you ever thought about killing someone? Megan didn't know what to think besides she was in a foreign country in a stranger's bed over the years. The marriage became tumultuous. Wants Megan started to notice a pattern of lying, and it was on a weekend trip that Mark left his wife to attend a cause play convention. It was there. He cheated on Megan when he came home, he told her what he had done with no remorse. Needless to say, they soon divorced. Now, if you're old enough to remember what things were like back in the mid two thousands. Or ought says some people call them dating websites were a little bit weird. And not particularly popular. Social media was booming and people were connecting on my space Facebook more than they were on dating sites. It would still be a few years before the influx and popularity of dating sites such as Ashley Madison for those who want to have an affair farmers only for the country folk Christian mingle, so people could thump more than their bibles and believe it or not I for those firs wanting to get their freak on in any case. Plenty of fish was marks dating site of choice. And that's where he met. Jess his second wife. It was around this time that he decided to return to chasing his dream of filmmaking. Mark believed there were few ways. To make it into the movie industry knowing someone or going, the do it yourself way, creating content and hoping the right investors would come along. And for a while his ideas were appealing enough for people to actually invest, including his new brother-in-law. But the truth is he was somewhat failing in his aspire in career. He had a hard time finding original content that was his own. It was always a fan made film or content. That was derived from the original content that was put out by those already established in the industry filmmaking. Wasn't his only hobby. He was a bit of a nerd he enjoyed 'cause playing chatting online and Star Wars fan groups and spending time with his wife, Jess and his eight month old daughter, although it was his second attempt at marriage. He seemed to have it all, unfortunately, some of the reasons that had led to his first divorce carried over into his second marriage. He compulsively lied. Not always about big things, but small things such as paying bills on time lying about going to work when he didn't really have a job instead devoting his time to daydreaming over film-making. Mark felt he had struck gold. When you have the opportunity to direct Star Wars secrets of the rebellion, which was a fan made film. Mark was able to obtain a cameo by Jeremy Bullock who had played the character Boba fett and the original films an actor by the name of Jimmy seacoast had been cast as Han solo in Mark's fan film, but quickly upon joining the project Jimmy realized that Mark wasn't as prepared as he had originally presented himself two thousand five Mark twitchell comes up to me at a convention in Indianapolis. A looks mini is and says you wanna play Han solo on a Star Wars fan. Phil. Soon as he said that I fell off my chair as a child growing up on solo. It was always my hero. And soon as I got off that airplane and went to the studio and saw that every single thing every set every prop was half built. It wasn't even completed and things started doing Ravel at that point. When I was up there for two weeks. I spent just as much time as I did acting building props cleaning break rooms going through footage trying to pick people up at airports trying to. I mean, we all had a pitch in because he was so unprepared. Didn't want to limit himself to a specific on rye. So he uploaded a comedy short. He was working on called day players to his YouTube channel under the account. Name express director in two thousand seven the short video shows to actors trying to get their lines perfected before Mark cuts in as an irritation director in a scripted attempt to create a humorous atmosphere. Jamie lately, I don't. I don't know. I was going to ask you the same question. It was definitely not last night last night. Not at your apartment. Why? I mean, you know, what? Yes. Oh, yeah. Okay. Girl, you broke up with their jackass. So that doesn't give you the right time. Guys. Can you keep it down back there? We're trying to keep the audio clean for the take. I don't want to have to do the sixteen times both has Star Wars film and day players were on the back burner until he was able to obtain more funding to finish them. He wanted to start creating a new project a bigger and more ambitious project. Unfortunately for Mark his lies, and narcissistic tendencies would not stop. He began shacking up with a former college girlfriend Mark told Jess of this again with no remorse for what he had done. And of course, just kicked him out of their house leaving Mark to move into his father's basement as two thousand eight was coming to an end the Showtime television series. Dexter was entering its third season. Mark absolutely loved the show. Okay. Loved might be an understatement. He was obsessed with Dexter. His obsession began to make him question. Many things in life in a diary Mark wrote when a man approaches thirty years of age, he tends to question what is alternate purposes and this world and where he fits into the pitcher. Mark started Dexter Morgan Facebook page posting to regularly as if he were the fictional killer himself during this time, he had an idea to create what he described as a suspense thriller film called house of cards with the script loosely following a fictional character. Similar to that of Dexter Mark rented a garage in the Millwood's neighborhood of south Edmonson. He turned the garage into the kill room that he wanted to film for his story in order to tell the story the way he wanted. Mark wanted to get into the head space of killer. He started writing a diary turn script that he titled S K confessions. This story is based on true events, the names and events were altered slightly to protect the guilty. This is the story of my progression into becoming a serial killer. Like anyone just starting out in new skill? I had a bit trial and error in the beginning of my misadventures allow me to start from the beginning. And I think you'll see what I mean. While Mark was busy researching information for his upcoming project. He was juggling the responsibilities as a husband and father with that said this attempt at method acting left him feeling less stressed. I don't remember the exact place in time. It was that I decided to become a serial killer. But I remembered this insane that hit me. It was a rush appear euphoria felt lighter less stressed. If you will. There was something about urgently exploring my dark side that greatly appealed to me. The very challenge. It self was and Tyson to behold Mark may have been trying to get into the head space of killer. But he had sent out an Email to his production team, letting them know he needed to find the right person to cast into this film. Someone who is cold calculated. But when pressed would quote show, the wimp deep inside. On Friday, October tenth two thousand eight thirty eight year old Johnny alter left work as an oilfield equipment manager for a company called ARGUS, he sent emails out to some friends stating that he had a date with a woman named Jin. According to Johnny's brother, he spent a good amount of time on dating sites as he really wanted to meet the love of his life Johnny received instructions to a garage in south Edmonton, which he had forwarded onto his friend Willie contained in the Email were a series of messages, which show that Jen was concerned about meeting man offline although the sounds exciting. I have to make sure you're not from kind of weirdo. And so far you seem fairly well put together I want to play very much, but I have to be cautious as I'm sure you can understand on a lighter note, though, you said you had four days off how long can I keep you for if I choose maybe you should pack for a few days. Ella will. Johny pulled his red Mazda three down the alleyway towards the garage as instructed when he arrived. There was no one around he waited around for a bit before deciding to depart eventually Johnny emailed, his friend, Dale stating. She's all now, I'm heading over again, he friends reach out to Johnny to inquire about how his date with this mysterious. Jen woman had gone, but no one received a response three days later on October thirteenth Dale received an Email from his longtime friend there. I've met an extraordinary woman who has offered to take me on a long. Nice tropical vacation will be staying in her winter home in Costa Rica, phone number to follow soon. I won't be back in town until December tenth, but I will be checking emails periodically see around the holidays. Johnny deal wasn't the only one to receive this Email Johnny's friend Deborah received this same Email multiple times. Each one contained a different subject line all of Johnny's friends got in touch with one another to discuss the stories that they had heard. They all agreed. There were many concerning factors including him quitting his job without notifying, his employer of where to send his last check Johnny's friends decided to break into his condo. And what they found left them stunned. His house was a mess as if it had been ransacked to make matters worse, Janis passport was sitting on his kitchen counter. How could Johnny of left to Costa Rica without taking his passport his friends promptly notified the police? News spread quickly of the missing, man. And for the detectives investigating. This story was similar to a call had received a week earlier a couple on an evening. Stroll had heard a man yelling for help in an alleyway. He looked at us and said guys trying to rob me. Can you help me? And I was already stunned like I was like, I think I just kind of like panicked and just stopped and just. And just didn't know what to do the couple called the police who had investigated but found no one nearby. It wasn't until Johnny went missing that they took the previous incident seriously. Unfortunately, they didn't know who the man being attacked was he was either dead or missing same as Johnny after police investigated. Johnny alternates condo. The detectives handling the case went to the garage. The detectives were unable to get in. But they were able to contact the owner who told them it was being rented out by filmmaker by the name of Mark twitchell, the owner passed along the contact info for Mark on October nineteenth. Detectives asked Mark if they could meet in a public location to get a key to the garage to which he agreed upon their initial meeting. Mark recall that just over a week prior a man had knocked on his window of the garage, offering a car for whatever he had in his pocket. Which on that day was forty bucks. Mark claim the man had told him that he just met a sugar mama who was going to take care of all his wants and needs. Therefore, he no longer needed the car. We want to buy a car, and we'll car like what do you mean? And he goes, well, I shocked with this really rich lady he'll success sugar, mama situation. And she's gonna take care of me. She Vimy new car when we get back from vacation rotate, he consented to a search of his vehicle in the trunk. They found to license plates a blood like substance, Mark described as corn syrup and food coloring for his movie and Toshiba brand laptop. It was time to bring Mark in for further questioning Mark claim to the detectives they had only used the garage for one day of filming. Action. Location for filming. Looking for something. Suitable. Unlikely. So that. Location at worried for her support. The time. We actually spend shooting that lace with the last weekend of timber. We. We had an evening shoot on Friday. And that was for hours actually at his house under condo. And then all the Saturdays when we garage until after filming Mark stated that when he had gone to clean up the garage and gather their gear some things were out of place. Not only was that an oddity, but he found that the padlock he had placed on the back door had been switched with a new lock. He was unfamiliar with. You arrived unusual something immediately of your bible went up to the door. Police the grass. And what was so dumb by the garage. He background the the door and the first thing upon looking closer addicts angry. I do. I do the padlock. Look for me. I wounded actually put lash of door and I had previously. What one of the head? We live so on the outside of black plastic dial manager, and this one was all metal scene. Seen different padlock. Clinically though Mark contradicts himself as the detective s how often he has gone back to the garage since filming. Well. And that's the only thing that you. Packers inside Philly. When was that? Back. Exactly. What time because we had a table on tools that were there and. Variety. So I told him you are comedian over. So there after work day. Took it home. The next time was taking delivery of a drum used Gershon. And then last Friday. Was just cleared. Curve there like that box bottles and stuff like that things that beating their previous me, but the place just never got around getting rid of. Just getting stuff out of there. You mean the house, and I mean, we're now Sunday morning. A week. So the the nineteen would've been. Twelve. Today team say Sunday. So the final four this fries approachable. If Mark had just visited the garage in a little over a week prior to this interview, wouldn't he have noticed the padlock being different? Also, keep in mind that was the day Johnny alter went missing after he was to meet the mysterious woman. Jen. When you saw your hat lock the door. Mark tries to deflect the question claiming he has issues remembering anything through his day to day routines. He also had to reiterate to the investigator his big plans for his project. Also, she remembering tax do I live on this. Formulas lit checking to. You're yourself. So I figured drop off. Meagre before. But I remember dropping off and cleaning here. Just for the next time when we were gonna go in there is my attention to this thing getting into a team series a movie that detective tries to get back to one Mark had last visited the garage to drop off the cleaning supplies. He claimed the date might have been a few days prior to when he originally had said. We're talking. You saying the tent was last draft. That -absolutely. It was a couple of days before after dropped. It was like a TV. Tuesday or Wednesday up. Awesome things. Mark went on to explain how the need for cleaning supplies at the garage was an understatement with the type of film they were shooting. Lots of fake blood was involved and in order to keep renting the unit. He wanted to keep it pristine the detective reminded Mark why they were sitting there talking. Meanwhile, letting him know the auditees surrounding the events. Just this. That you're feeling that. We on the graph because of missing person. Really free to call me on the phone is us back haul. Call headed knows on this weird chill. Right. So the first thing myself all knows about what we do their schedule like that. Sheeting capable people in their Pratt leading up to it. And we shoot something there. Until we know something else. That to me. So. Early on into the interrogation. The detective had asked Mark who else had a key for the garage. He claimed only himself and of producer named Mike had a key. When asked again, he said that another person just so happened to have a copy. Visiting. It was me Mike and j J J minutes wait before Jay Jason how. Jason. Quickly the detective changed gears. No you've been full gear for missing now. Okay. Jordan. Old. Aled? I n g year. Does that name ring a bell or meeting? Never heard before. We have we got this word. Estimations. The address comes up and the graduates described. And he actually said that he was there on day. Particularly refundable that is. Fifteen. No. He was leading fifty in. That's the king that you're probably there. Putting's flasher. Wednesday. And was Inderal. That you were there, you know, that he would have been there. Really? Meter? Describe the address. Really? Mark appeared taken aback on the information. He heard. City there. The girl mobile isn't there? Then a guy in the. Okay. Can you tell what was it explained to tell me what you all? Foreign padlock. If he. It out or something like that. That makes sense. Who's? Guy. He went there. Mets on. I mean like gutter he met there. Anybody else that has access unless they? Accident themselves. So you're live was legal. The last but a different pedals some anyway. Several countries on on right? That still access grad because it's still able. Eventually Mark was allowed to leave the interrogation room on his own free will detectives brought up a lot of unanswered questions. And initially they believe there was honesty in what Mark told them he remained calm and collected. But it wouldn't be long before he was back at the police station to answer some more questions. Finally, I went for it. I typed message back with a quick apology for the delay. And an invitation to come back. I meant business crouched poise. I had a whole new plan. No mass needed. This time just pretending to be poking around the back of the set. And then WAM I would slam him unconscious in his survival will be a bonus. But not necessary. I guess a glutton for punishment shrugged. You have no idea the room filled with the echo of the pike crashing into the back of his skull. As I could feel my predator self take over that one single motion was the end all be all I committed now. And there was no going back. I won't go to jail fern almost he'd be in screaming at the top of his lungs. Police police police, and I just about shut my pants fury doubled. And I blast him. So hard blood, spattered everywhere. But primarily on me I've had enough of this. He said as he feebly dizzily tried to grab the pipe away from me languor resurged, I pulled my hunting knife from its sheath and watched the shock of his face as he saw the blade thrusted into his gut. His reaction was pure Hollywood the lurch forward with the grunt was dead on TV movie of the week. He moaned and groaned by plunged the knife deep into his neck. I let them bleed out right there on the floor away from the plastic sheeting specifically put up to avoid that sort of thing on Tober twentieth. The day after his initial interview with police Mark was back in the station to answer more questions. This time with detective Bill Clark who didn't hold back with putting the pressure on him. Detective Clarke had watched the interview from the day prior and many things stuck out to him the way Mark was charming charming as he may have been he changed his. Story so easily and so often without effort something within his good told him Mark was involved in Johnny's disappearance, even though there was nothing at the time to prove Mark was tied to this investigation. The detective had to trust his instinct. Also to tell you March. And that's that. There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that you're involved in the disappearance of John singer. No doubt in my mind at all Y. As I said, Mark has no doubt in my mind that you're involved in his disappearance. I just want to get to the bottom of this. Because this is not gonna go away. It's not going to leave you Mark. Stand. This happened because the movie thing. Something that went too far. I have no idea what the hell going. You do have idea. You have a very good idea. You know, exactly what happened that night. Detective Clark knew something wasn't right. No matter how Mark tried to play the circumstances off. He appeared to not quite grasp the severity of this missing persons investigation. Reasons to you do understand because you know, what I'm talking about your involved in this. Unfortunately. Something carried away. Something carried away with this guy. What don't you understand? We have a visit. We know he's been to your garage. We've talked all the neighbors now. Neighbors. Saw you changing the law. But we have. Neighbors watch. See all these little things you don't realize. We know the law was changed long for fifty it. When you get there. The fifteen. You tell me that's your lock on there. It's not that you go back with the police. Last night. Or you say, so that's a lie. That's a lie. You told me. When you gave your vision of Vance detective last night. Your vision events was different than what you told me today. What you wrote down? Different than what you told me in this room. Would you told me this real when I first came in was different from their final version? Change your whole story all kinds of different lies. I know this isn't these lovely somewhat wrong. Like, I said, I don't think you're bad guy. You seem like a decent guy. You gotta life you go small child. You're trying to do the best. I don't think I don't know. I don't think you're doing that. Well, finance. I think it's top-flight when you're trying to do your best something like. Maybe you were just trying to make a better movie. I don't seven went round ear evolve. Unlike his previous interview, Mark set staring at the ground appearing as if he was pouting detective Clark wasn't playing into marks ego by questioning him about the movie industry or conversing over what he may find interesting Mark was called out on the car. He bought for the supposed forty dollars. You are adult man. Oh, man, you know, very well. Don't buy a car that's worth over ten thousand dollars from someone for forty. You know that you get a Bill sale you deal items on EBay. He's all the time. Simple store and buying. That part of your story is just is just lie after lie lie, and it's time to those lies mart you shake your head. But you know, what I'm saying is true. Eventually Mark began to break down sniffling. He pulled a tissue from a box and brought up his failing marriage. The detective reminded Mark about his eight month old daughter. To worry about her anymore. Tire will be taken care of Mark continued to sit silently before asking his options to obtain a lawyer detective Clark reminded him of his rights and that he was able to make a phone call for one instead of making that choice. He sat there staring at a document and began filling it out detective Clark tried to press him further. But Mark just ignored the attempts. Intas back family. Employees. Friends called. If there are other stressors on your life at the time. Tell me now. Injured on mart Putin that really relevant. Very. They'd be financial home marriage health. I don't know. Things go online closed doors. Can happen to you. Again, Mark at stone-faced appearing to shut down. I agree. Tend. Yeah. I. Planning it. Is basically not planning. That's spur of the moment like a bar fight or something. Punches someone angry? Which categories you went to her Buttle that question Mark makes a statement coming across as a rational, and seeking some form of pity the detective plays back into him making him think about what this suicidal action would cause for his young daughter. Why should? The point. Everything that I've been working for. So in the end. That's happen. Sure. Sweet. To take your life. That Aries over father. Guards. Whether you're are in the same still fall. Course, it is the best of circumstances. But. Mark wouldn't budge but it wouldn't be long before. Detectives discovered the grizzly truth. Three days after his second interview with police Mark sent out an Email to people on his production team, urging them not to talk to detectives, he explained to them. Sometimes what we see on TV is a true representation of how they work sometimes they do lie and make things up in order to get people to say things they otherwise would not. So they can have an answer for the media. I didn't think this was the case until this week when I was proven otherwise on October thirty first detectives got word from their lab that the blood like substance found in Mark's trunk wasn't corn syrup. It was in fact, blood and it belonged to Johnny alter even more damning was the information. They pulled off the Toshiba laptop when forensic techs search through it. They found a deleted document s K confessions, they finally found out the horror that Johnny. Alter had gone through. I remember thinking as hoisted this giant up into my table that I should really stick to smaller guys like got his dead carcass up on that table. And I figured that since I went through all this trouble and made all this mess that would have to clean it up. Got my game processing kiddo, which contained a butcher knife for the hefty meet fillet knife for smaller works Skinner, which might come in handy for scalping, the skull and serrated saw for the bones. I decide the best course would be to go from the feet up. First things. First poked and prodded the joints to find the path. Lease resistance of beginning, cutting the legs off at the knees. All one piece I didn't even bother to take his shoes or socks off the knife went through the flesh. Like, it was nothing. I was apprised at how utterly none resilient human tissue. Could be there is almost no blood not surprising since the grand majority of pooled on the floor. Thankfully, soaked up primarily by his jacket put the severed leg in the trash and moved onto the thigh which was essentially the same routine only thicker more fatty dismembering human body was relatively unexciting event. But I had my ways of making more fun saying to myself as I worked talked to myself reflected on the new tools. I would get to make the next one easier. Took the arms off at the elbow joint and used the scissors to cut off the fingertips for addict fusion, identifying the body severing. The head was also a simple matter and going through the vertebrae in the back of the neck didn't take much at all by going through connective tissue. The torso was surprisingly heavy all by itself, and I cut then into across the diaphragm human intestines just looked like one lung role of uncooked sausage as opposed to the Russa millage of stringing nastiness, they appear to be on Phil. I was surprised funny. Sounds and pressure releases took place on my table as the torsos sank. I douse the first bag which contained the torch of pieces and gasoline after dropping it in the barrel. I lit a match and tossed it in. I've heard there's no smell like that of a burning fleshy person. But I lacked that particular member of the sense group. So you won't get any dramatic descriptions from me. Once the flesh was removed. I used the pike knock at the teeth. Eliminate dental records as a form of ID broke the jaw after that and used scissors to cut out the ligaments, ripping the jaw cleaned from the head. I used a knife to destroy the is and then ran the pipe into the side of the skull of busted open fueled only by the curiosity to see the human brain live and impersonal in twenty twelve. A study was published suggesting that a lack in sense of smell may be linked to psychopathy pointing to inefficient processing in the frontal lobe, if this theory were to hold true. It would explain why Mark wasn't able to dramatically describe in his diary about burning. The dismembered remains police had the perfect way to catch Mark. And he wouldn't even see it coming. In fact, he thought he'd gotten away he had received an Email from a. Potential investor who had seen his Star Wars film and was willing to invest a hefty sum of money into his new production. This was it his career was finally going to take off as he left home and began driving down the road heading towards his meeting. A white van pulled up from down the street full of police Mark was placed under arrest on November. First Mark twitchell was charged with the first degree murder of Gianni alter after three long weeks of waiting for any word from Johnny alter police arrested. A man Friday, they say is responsible for his disappearance and his death. Twenty nine year old Mark twitchell husband father, and independent filmmaker charged with first degree murder stiffly planned. It was definitely it. Put a lot of thought into a lot of work into frenzy on October tenth night. Johnny went missing went to go meet girls that he had connected with online. The address allegedly took. To this Millwood's garage. He called friends after your rive seeing that there was a man at the garage with a replica gun who is making a movie, so we left, but a short time later the girl contacted him online again, and he returned to the garage was the last time anyone heard from him that same day. Police took Mark back to the garage for walk through for the entire visit he stayed quiet unwilling to cooperate with detectives, even though he sat there silent and stone-faced. Detectives pointed out the obvious observation points at which neighbors were able to see him changing the padlock. How did you walk this game? Going overhead door. What'd you do locker? Is that the the lock you bought at the store there? I show you won't mercy. Come lock you put it on here. He put on the front. When you're installing. That little window. Leases for the navy seal doing that. Beautiful view coming from the neighbor's house side to easy. Remember? Tell us where the body is. Now get this gets back to the station after their visit to the garage. The detectives tried and approach that they knew might work with Mark. They tried hyping his plans to turn his life story into a movie just like he wanted the tone, obviously, sarcastic mocking his heirs and showing just how easy it was to catch him. Look at this realistically, Mark you will be able to suit in jail while you're serving your time. And write this whole thing out. And when you get out because it will happen. What do you now Twenty-eight you'll still be able to be young enough to write a movie about this? To be your ticket. And it'd be fully about yourself based on a true life story. Mark. And we'd be the Dan horse here. You're gonna tell us with the body is simple question. Mark gunshy answer. I think we've been pretty decent with you. At least give us an answer. Arm vestich in is impracticable are evidence. Evidence is flawless. Evidence speaks for itself as I said, the only piece of the puzzle that's missing is returning Johnny alter to his family the decent thing to do. Our saying is you can end the store and just south by the family. And we're just trying to do our jobs, but was there without the body. I have no doubt in my mind. No doubt whatsoever. That you'll be convicted. I remember minimum twenty five years. No chance pool. What do you think about Mark? I'm curious. What does it matter? Think about thought his laws the city. Facing? Sense you're facing. What do they? Those thoughts down for you. What's interesting? We pull up to all these people today the side red lights, and they have no idea what you've just. You're the guy wanted to be a serial killer caught on his first kill. No idea kind of. What else is ironic? I forgot the this similar. Because you'll find out. You Lord Johnny Altener to his death on the internet like going to the plenty of fish website setting up. Fake ID and the woman from Ireland. Anyway, you make up the profile using a woman from another city. Thank you describe. You learned him in to his death. And what's interesting is you got Lert into your capture. We talked you it on the internet. The guy you were gonna beat at the coffee shop undercover police. The guy were bringing your portfolio to to try get buy shares in your moving undercover police. Buoys out ironic. You learned your victim. We learned. You are. We got you. Thank you for that. Mark. You. Even specification. Remember? For she unique nothing but mumbling errors. To make it actually quite easy to catch. Mary season two. On November third police released an image of the hockey mask. The couple who were walking has seen in the attack a month earlier on Tober third. Their hope was that the man who was attacked in front of them was still alive and able to come forward that day. A man came out of the shadows to tell the detectives his story. In late summer of two thousand eight Jill Tetreault had gone through a separation moved to Edmonton. And was looking to get back into the dating game. He created a profile on a dating site called plenty of fif jilted, the usual uploaded photos of himself listed his interest. And what he was looking for in a relationship was tough to meet new people saw decide to go on and online. Dating website started going through profiles, and and talking to people through there and finally met this one girl Jill receive a message from blonde bombshell by the name of Sheena the two connected quickly sharing similar interests her messages in their conversation came across highly intelligent that being very attractive to Jill soon after they began conversing dinner and movie date was planned. The date was scheduled October third two thousand. Eight just a week prior to Johnny Aldinger going missing. Jill was reluctant at first. But he knew he had to jump in feet. First. Go, and then I just decided to take a chance and go for it sina sent him specific directions on how to pick her up. If you're coming from the north on Grote get on Calgary trail, and when you get into the south side jump onto Whitman take a ride on forty five and after a block or to take the very first right into the alley. It's marked by yellow crosswalk. Pull into the driveway on your left that isn't paved LL seriously, whoever heard of driveway that looks like the Amazon, whatever it won't swallow your car. I promise there's some garbage of against the fence like an old couch, and such, but it might be gone who knows lack said the garage door will be open for you. Don't worry about the neighbors thinking, you're a burglar everyone knows there's nothing valuable in there, except my car, of course, the first visible backdoor coming out of the garage knock away. See you then she Jill was running late for their Friday night date when he finally did arrive he went inside of the garage and began knocking on the door. He turned to face the garage door. Whereas car was parked just outside suddenly he felt an excruciating pain in the back of his neck all the fun and came from behind and could have put me in a bear started stunning me with stunned the tone. He's just prodding me. And then all of a sudden, I look back, and I see this man hovering over me in a pocket mask. And I just got killed on my back. Jill knew something was very wrong with the situation that his date wasn't real. And his only chance to survive was to fight back during this. That's when I'm like, okay. I gotta try fight somebody missed rashly. I tried punching him too. So meek, I'm seeing China punch. And I know I can't hit this mask because I heard my hands. So I. China punch him in his chest. And I'm thinking man, why am I so weak and my punches aren't fuel like, I'm not doing anything like my punches are so weak. Neither man in the struggle was making any ground to dominate the other. Eventually the masked man pulled out a gun available. Scape stuff? The fact of the stun baton, and I like my legs were paralyzed. And I felt on the gravel driveway. And then he grabbed came after me grabbed my legs and drag me back into the garage. But then I was able to scape once again. And that's when I was able to put everything I had into my legs to somewhat job over down the back alley, and that's where I fell onto a walking path where I saw I saw a couple walking their dog, which pretty much saved my life. He wouldn't be wrong. This was Mark twitchell's. First attempt at a kill Jill tried to make a break for the outside of the. Raj. When the opportunity presented itself. Now. This is this is weird because. On facing this way, pulls the gun out again, and for some I think 'cause I grabbed the gun somehow maneuvered were struggling again, and I'm trying to break the so we're starving ended up this way struggling with this guy, and he's here back door. So because I just remember the door and just trying to break this gun because this is I know plastic, and I know by C do he he's yelling at me because he doesn't want me touching his gun. And so then I wouldn't let go, but and I had a hold of his arm as other arms case punch me. But he never did. And so we just struggling just you can tell. It's just weird because he if he was a real gun fire or whatnot. He'd never did. He had nothing and he didn't he he never. Just was professional is like he was maybe his first time. That's how I thought of it after making his way to his car, Jill drove home and tried to put the hellish experience. He had just encountered behind him. Unfortunately, he wouldn't be able to for very long. He made it into the driveway. And that's what I knew. I was poached followed him out not caring anymore. Who might see me? He was falling on the ground aground by the leg of to drag them back into the garage, caveman style by energy was depleting, it humans viable instinct is one of the most powerful forces on earth. He tried to grab my mask came quite close to pulling it off. Sure enough a couple of an evening. Stroll summit coming after him with a deer in the headlights look that can only be described as a total lack of comprehension, stared back them through my mass for half a moment. And then headed back for the cover of my lair as a final touch. I sent one less warning Email to him through the dating site telling him, I had traced his IP address through his messages. And that if he reported me I would hunt down where he lives when he leaves expects it finish what I started. My last lie was to tell him that he was lucky number eighteen on my spree. The only reason Jill didn't go to the police was because he felt embarrassed by what he had encountered that night. It was easier to brush the incident off then to report it while he felt for a long time that he was possibly being followed by his attacker the story. He shared with police would come in crucial. He wouldn't have to watch his back any longer. Police only had clues from the S K confessions as to where Johnny's body may be tried to search for a solution. I asked myself if the Bernie went to work and bridge drop was out what other way could I don't these parts and a safe unseen way the sewer, of course, no one ever goes down there. The body would completely right away before anyone ever discovered the bones on June third two thousand ten a little over a year and a half after he was. Arrested Mark s detective to meet him at the remand centre. He passed them a piece of paper a map detailing instructions on how to find Johnny alternates remains when they found them their previous searches had been merely yards away from where they were finally found in April of two thousand eleven Mark twitchell was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to twenty five years to life in prison. The charges for the attempted murder of gills Tetreault were dropped even though Mark himself had admitted to the attack since being in prison Markaz tried to establish himself as some celebrity trying to keep his name in the media. He began creating celebrity sketches he could sell from prison, and somehow he was able to purchase a flat screen TV for his private cell, and guess what? He just wanted to finish watching the Dexter series. Hopefully. He was just as disappointed as everyone else with the series. Finale, Mark may not know the actor who played his hero. Dexter was appalled by the crimes. He had committed. He believes that one day when he's released he'll be able to revive his film career in two thousand seventeen Mark created a dating profile on Canadian inmate connect where he writes. I'm looking for an interesting intelligent, open minded, delightfully imperfect woman to relate to an share amusing observations with as well as potentially a long weekend every few months if it gets there. His expected release is twenty twenty seven Joe went onto publish book, titled the one that got away he wanted to raise awareness about the dangers of online dating. But also to help himself. He'll after the nightmarish experience. He had gone through. Yeah. It's much easier. Now at that time every time I recalled got nightmares in shivers down my back every time I thought of him and thought about what happened in that garage and just it was tough. But now, it's not it's really easy now. I don't get nightmares anymore. So it's hardly think about it, actually. But I think that's why I wrote the book as well. It helped me like a healing mechanism when a coping mechanism to to move on. We all have dreams of a life larger than our own. It's normal to want to strive for greatness with most all of us is the potential to do anything. We want many dream of the glitz glamour that is Hollywood. But the truth is not all that glitters is gold the fictional heroes. We watch and fall in love with are simply that fictional creations of the mind in a universe that does not exist for some the romance of getting lost in these worlds his irresistible. And for some the line between fantasy and reality becomes so blurred that it is no longer possible to tell the two apart have you ever gotten so lost in a TV or movie character that you are taken aback when the true personality is revealed in an interview of the actor the played that character, and you suddenly realize that. Character doesn't really exist. It's not a real person. Mark twitchell tried to become that TV character he became so lost in the world of fantasy that the reality of what he was doing no longer mattered. So next time, you're watching your favorite TV show. And you're empathizing with the characters and really putting yourself in their shoes. Remember once the credits. Roll it's time to come back to reality and leave the world offensively behind. That's going to do it for this episode of Soren scale. Thank you for joining us until next time turn off the TV and stay safe.
Episode 529 Foresight 2020 Forecasting Future Profits with Mark SA Smith
"Everyone agrees Bacon. Make everything better even marketing. This is the vacant podcasts. You'll learn to cure your marketing. Victor Internet Marketing Online. Hi Mark is social media tips intact now to help you bring more Bacon Hall. Master Marketing Sizzle Brian Basilica this is the Bacon podcast. Welcome everybody. I'm your host. Brian Basilica in this is the podcast. Where you learn to make your business sizzle online? So are you ready to fry up some new business. Hey Hey peeps. I am X.. I did I have a guest. This is fourteen time on. Its Mr Mark S as Smith breath. And he's coming back today to help me with my foresight twenty twenty new messaging for the end of the year to get you prepared for what you need to rock rock out twenty twenty so Mr Marc Essay Smith. How the heck are you do? I am so delighted to be on the Bacon. PODCAST it's one of my favorite podcast. Odd cast thank you very much Bryan and let's fry up some prophets for listener. I love it Absolutely dig it so today. Hey we're GONNA be talking about setting a strategy we're GONNA be talking about prophets and forecasting and Horizons and sunrise is is in butter. No we're not good. We met Adam about money right. So that's right. Let me let you died in you. Talked about there are four horizons is that we need to pay attention to so. Let's start off their. GimMe kind of the big broad brush and then let's dig in a little deeper. You got it or keep in mind that as the Owner of the business as the executive the business. Your mission is to direct your organization to where the customer money will be in the future. That's why we have to have foresight twenty twenty two twenty two thousand four site and what I want to share with you. Some of the things. I've learned working with executives over the past thirty years that they use to predict where to go where to direct their resources to be where the customer money will be. That's why we want to go through this exercise. Now we're we're GONNA do all of us in about twenty minutes and the reality is you could probably sit down in an hour or so once a month in rent through this exercise and you can have a really good the idea of where to put your time and attention to make money continuously. Predictably and profitably into the future sound. Good sounds great man but you might be thinking seeing how the heck can I expect to accurately predict the future when it seems almost impossible to even just get a good sales forecast. Where where's the money gonNA come from this month? The reason why is because a large group dynamics is what we're looking at as a forecast out and so it's way easier to predict an individual dynamics hard for me me to predict what an individual customer do whole lot easier for me to predict with a group of people will do so. In this conversation's we're using tools to predict what the overall target market get will do and we can do this with greater accuracy. Cool okay let's it. All right so keep in mind. Executives create a future that does not not yet exist using methods that have not yet been invented with best practices that have not yet been established. So don't let your ability to know how to accomplish something or not accomplish something. Stop you from saying. Hey this is where I'd like to go first time. We ever traveled to a new destination. We don't know it's GonNa be like to get there but we still go and we still arrive and we enjoy the journey. So don't let the fact that you don't know how to accomplish these horizons Keep you from going after horizons. You're learning awful lot as we go down the road so applied innovation strategy. And that's really what we're talking about here. Looks set the the these four horizons and then we'll take him apart. Some good dude sounds good. Let's rock all right. So the first one is six months out and and that horizon we call market chasing. What is it that the market is going to be looking for? How can we step in front of the people that have already decided to buy in the next six months six to eighteen? Months is need seeking what do you think the market's going to ask for next eighteen to thirty six months technology innovation. So what future thing can we invent events that the market's GonNa find attractive and then thirty six plus months out this is where politics and cultural impact starts to come into play. So let's just a dial back and take a look at market chasing okay. What's the market today? So all you can really do in this timeframe adjust your marketing message to better align with what's resonating with customers right now so tools to do this. Are things such as news jacking heart. What's going on the news that you can latch onto and attach your services or products to and so we use that and data analytics in continuous testing to identify how to best tweak your market message to what's going on in the marketplace so need to be doing that on a regular basis? Let's take a look at the needs seeking component. Okay that's what the market's going to be looking for next. It's usually a small mall pivot. Sometimes it's something large disrupted but usually it's a small pivot so within this timeframe you can start to identify adjustments to your product offerings. And I know that you you do this Brian when you talk to your customers what they need that they don't have right now and you adjust the offerings. You have to make that happen. We might improve. Some value. Propositions may be enhanced the product packaging maybe reduced production costs because for particular product. Costs tend to be pushed down down over time to do this. This is where customer panels an advisory boards can be helpful especially those who really understand the the the market going forward market testing. This is where surveys and tests and research help and also careful competitive analysis only want to analyze competitors have a track record of knowing what the heck they're doing not all competitors have the knowledge that you're getting being from this podcast so competitive analysis is something that I want you to be wary of in only a pay attention to those people who have have a good track record so next one is the eighteen to thirty six months window. This technology innovation. What future technologies can impact the market market Europe? Redo a couple things one. We're GONNA look at Moore's law which is that technology power doubles every twelve eighteen months so conversely today's technology technology will be half the price in the same timeframe and we can apply this to almost everything we do now. The fact that the next smartphone. That's going to be out. There's GonNa have substantially more compute power substantially more photographic power more speed. All of those things have an impact on the technology that we may need. I need to bring to the customer. Could also be that we have people that have more money that technology. So how can we tap into maybe perhaps getting people that were at the edge of purchasing what we have in creating an offering that reaches down and allows more people to be brought into our tribe. Now the interesting thing about Moore's law is it started to accelerate as a matter of fact we are now seeing the amount of compute power on the planet double about every four month's amazing absolutely crazy amazing hit ready for technology to do just stunning things in twenty twenty can't wait to go to WHO CAS this year and see what those folks have got hooked up then the other technology law we might want to look at his metcalfe's law which is that a network is exponentially valuable so so the more people you have in your network more valuable your network is so take a look at what networks are growing and how you might be able to tap into those networks. Of course we're using things such as facebook and linked in and pinterest and instagram. Those are all networks that we can dial into. We also wanted pay attention to what other networks might becoming up online and plug into that. So some of the current technology might WANNA consider are From a technology standpoint cloud computing five G.. Networks folks are GonNa be coming on which is going to radically change a lot of businesses because the speed of technology and access the Internet of things expect for that to become uh-huh substantially broader as as well as artificial intelligence which getting smarter and smarter. So that's you know we're looking for a year and a half to three years out. You still have to pay attention to that. Keep you from getting disrupted also make sure that you can put hits your a wagon to the technology to be working right but for most businesses. I mean I mean. They're so focused on the now. Because as you were saying the speed of change is increasing in this use and so you know being aware of what's happening in the three to six months or one year portion of that is really where I think. I think most people are going to spend their time but I think it makes a lot of sense to you know Kinda forecast out so you get a sense of not only. Where am I gonNA be today? But whoa how is technology going to change for. I'm going to be you know twelve to eighteen months from now. Well a big part of this is because of the increase an acceptance of artificial intelligence anything. That's a five minute task done by human will in the near future be done through artificial intelligence potentially robotics and so you have to take a look at the value that you bring to market and the forecast out has to be. Will I be replaced. How soon will I be replaced? And what can I do to bring relevant value to Keith me. Relevant and to keep me valuable so part part of what we have to understand. Is that technology over time. Replaces all of us. And so what are we going to do to bring to market something that is going to keep us relevant and paid. That's what I really think about. Yeah and that's that's the key he is. You know reinventing yourself in a way that keeps you. Relevant is tough because you can't predict how how the marketplace is going to affect what you do. I mean you can't we can't and that's all that's a whole intention behind. This conversation is yes you can look out and and you can at least get a sense for where the market is going while you may not understand the fine granular details. You sure as heck can figure out the the broad brush strokes what you can which are going to have to pay attention to and what is exiting stage left from by buyers budgets. So what you're saying is don't get mired down in the now start to look ahead raw. The now is how you make money today. Looking ahead is where you can make money in the future and as a business owner or executive they're equally important so while while the future has has a lot less certainty it will be here and your job is to make sure that you can head at least in the right direction. If you're going opposite the direction of where the future's going you're going to be wiped out. It's it's inevitable but at least if you're heading in the right direction generally you can make course corrections along the way to make sure you're positioned to make profits and to stay alive. Take cool so what about the longer term visions than I. Ira South three years out. Plus this is really where we have political and cultural impact and this is where we have generational forces that are going to change what and why people buy and what's happening right now. In progressive parts of the country will become more in line with the rest of the organization. So what's the probability of the rest of the population following some of the issues that we're facing Sosa current for Backers were have to consider I think such as increasing student debt so Oh students that come out of school if they have massive amounts of debt. They're gonNA have less money to spend on what you bring to market so you have to think about that. VEGANISM is on the rise and it's having a great impact on purchasing decisions. For example Nestle has announced that by twenty twenty four. All of the eggs in their products will be cage. Free if you think about. That's stunning Brian. Because Nestle is saying we're willing to pay four times more for a commodity oddity because the generations insist on humanity when it comes to the creation of their products that they consume soon You have to think about that. That is something that can change your marketplace whether you align with that currently or not. It isn't gonNA matter you still have to think about it. We're seeing a decline in materialism and an increase in experience transformation. So if you're making saying for example jewelry you're going to have to shift it to more. That has more meaning more more substance than and just gold because we're moving from that experience to transformation where people want to be better versions of themselves. And that's what I see going on three years or so out in on top of that on top of the would you have to think about is. How compelling is the story that you can tell a round that you know so that you can start to get yourself positioned in a way? That's going to keep you and make you relevant out that far right on such an important aspect is we have to tell the story of the right way and telling the story. The old way isn't going to cut it anymore. We're GONNA have to tell it in alignment with the identity of the people that we want to sell to so keep in mind that innovation isn't about walking and then running but about changing modes. It's a transportation and you may need to do a pivot away from what you're selling right now to be successful going into twenty twenty or twenty twenty one or twenty twenty four. All right makes sense. So let's talk about how you can predict future prophets. We talked about some of the directions you need to go but let let me give formula about how to predict future profits within the timeframes. We've talked about consistent. Prophets really come from providing your target market with products that are number one scarce bears number two desirable and number three necessary scarce desirable and necessary. Those are the three three components that we're going to look at now. The thing to keep in mind is that market segments consider these elements differently for example. Gold might be necessary for a manufacturer. facture who uses them to produce their products could be desirable for consumers who liked to wear them as as a indication of wealth jewelry worry and it might be scarce for investors who like to hold it as a representation of value. So keep in mind that depending on what you're selling it's going to depend on whether something is necessary desirable or scarce. I would I want to put that into context there so if we have all three then we have consistent prophets and if what you offer is exclusive unique or rare than you can set the prices when it comes to scarcity city that reflect the market demand so compare this with the abundant availability when the price could set by the lowest cost producer. The most desperate vendor than scarcity declines your profits decline so scarcely depends on supply and demand technology for production politics and even culture so just think about scarcity if you have something that's not scarce but is desirable necessary than you have a commodity and it's hard to make a lot of money and commodity unless you're large you can move a lot of it so let's think about necessary so in the marketing needs what you offer. They'll get it or they'll find and a substitute for it sometimes. Substitution is a place where we can make money so this includes Adams like housing fuel food utilities which we that have those things to live. Necessity depends on culture geography and the target market. Now the all the thing. That's interesting that necessary changes over time and so with certain things become less and less necessary necessary and certain things become more and more necessary and it's set direction of necessary that we have to pay attention to the last aspect of this is desirable when the market once what you've got they'll prioritize and they'll pursue. They'll pay for it. If it's not desirable you may not even be able to give either way now. You can increase desirability through marketing and over time which desirable becomes necessary. It's called Kano Model and Dr Kano is the one that identified this a good example of that is twelve years ago. A smartphone was desirable today today. A smartphone is necessary. And we'll see we see that same thing with automobiles and aware in that right now with electric cars. Ours is desirable but not necessary. We'll see auto auto electric automobiles as being necessary in the future. So other good examples are fast food meals at already. Beat you walk into a restaurant. I'm into a restaurant a grocery restored these days. And oftentimes you'll walk into the part of the of the store that has prepared foods already to go versus ingredients. Silence so grocery stores are pivoting from ingredient focus. They still have them to food. That is ready to go with competing with restaurants so desireability ability depends on culture market preferences perceived scarcity coast that comes from marketing prestige and fashion. So think about your products and your services. Which direction are they going is? Scarce increasing or decreasing how can you increase scarcity. Necessity is increasing or decreasing. How can you increase necessity? Desirability is it increasing or decreasing. How can you increase desirability? That is what you you get to look at and do your market place as you predict your future sounds good. Yes sounds great men and one of the I I would say case. Studies recently is the new Tesla truck. which you know is just bizarre? Dr Something it's cool something it's ugly but the bottom is they show it They threw a rock at. It was unbreakable glass that broke yet. He sold I think like sixteen million dollars of those on the first day before it was even produced. Well I think a good example of that is that what. What would alon is really really good at is creating both scarcity necessity and desirability in his his products? He understands what we've just talked about innately and one of the things that you might do is go and find his tweet from yesterday. He was actually doing geek jokes about the reason why he made the truck. The way it is is because it renders faster in the simulation relation. That's crazy it's a polygon so and he actually Kinda digs into an interesting esoteric conversation around the fact that the speed of light sets the render speed for our simulation polly gone is also losing your parrot. But that's that's a whole nother conversation. I'll take it all right. Well let me offer our listeners. A few questions for you to jot down and of course you can put this on the show page that you can use to help you predict your future so ask yourself just how good is your crystal ball And is that going to get better or worse. How can you improve the quality of your crystal ball? I spend about an hour a day feeding my crystal ball so that I can help my clients. Lions do a better job predicting their future. How much time do you need to be thinking about your future? Do you need to do that an hour a week. A few hours a day or a few minutes a day. You need a schedule. The time to predict the future because as the owner of your business is the executive of Your Business. You're the one that's responsible for this near the one. That's GonNa have the greatest impact if you don't get it right and then how important are each of these timeframes. We've talked about to the impact of your business is is IT A. Is it important or not. Whatever it happens to be you need to make those decisions? These are strategic choices going into the new year. You you need to pay attention to so as far as your action plan build and frequently updated document to collect insights that have impact on on the four timeframes. We've talked about in hold crystal conversations with customers vendors. Partners Industry leaders me. Brian have conversations about with the crystal ball. What he thinks coming down the line? We GonNA happen the next two or three years. Some of it you'll have to throw away. Some of it will be solid. Gold Nuggets is that you'll be able to bring together from the other conversations to help you predict a future with a high degree of accuracy. Make sure you talk to people of all all generations. Talk to kids talked to old stors talked to people at all generations get thoughts and insights to understand what they identify with because ultimately identity is how people choose and what they feel is important and then the thing we have to pay attention to is the changes ranges. What are the changes? In the way that people think the way they make decisions the way they spend their money the way they spend their free time because because those are huge predictors of the future all right I got one final question as we sit here at the precipice. Purpose of twenty twenty. So what is the one thing that you think from last year is just going to disappear and what what is the one thing looking forward. You think that is going to make the biggest difference right out the gate. Oh boy I think one of the things going to disappear from last year is some some of the mainstream media. They're gonNA they're just GONNA fade away. We've already seen substantial declines in a lot of the old media as as they've chosen to be extremely partisan in their reporting in we're seeing that in declining their declining numbers. I think we're actually see some old school media disappear see some old brands drop off the face of the earth so that that I think is going to be an interesting change as as far as the future. I think that we're GONNA see I I think we're GONNA see a lot. More tribes being formed. People are hungering for your interaction with other human beings. And I think we're sort of at that. Peak of self-indulgent consumption of screen time in getting back to the the desire to reconnect with human beings and share experiences. I I only have a small amount of dated illustrate that but the one thing I can point out is that I'm noticing that I wanna get together with friends People aren't pulling out their cell phones like they used to and I see that as a really good thing as we start to communicate with each other and create relationships is that's where the value lies and if we can do that for our customers if we can illustrate true human connection we will have a competitive advantage that a lot of people have yet to discover cover and I think that's so key I think figuring out a way to take in eumenides. Your Business more in the upcoming coming year is going to be one of the themes that I think is GonNa make you stand out so I think that's very thought provoking and forward thinking sir. I like it. I like the way that you said that humanize business. How can you better humanize your business and it gets back to the point you made halfway through the show? How do we tell the story? Because the stories how we create human the human connection right very much so well mark once again you have come on and not disappointed interrupt. Some sizzling hot bacon knowledge bombs on my peeps. People wanted to get a hold of you. What's the best way to do that? Best Way to do that as. Hey why don't you email me. Mark Dot Smith that BIJOU CO DOT COM. Marta Dot S. M. T. H. AT BEGIC O. B. I. J. A. C. O. DOT COM. Let's have a conversation. Let's put twenty minutes is on the calendar and let's talk yes. I am willing to speak to any listener. I'll give you a twenty minutes of my time. And how many people are going to take me up on it not enough. nope because they don't think I mean they're going to. They think I'm going to sell them something I might but only you need it. Well Mark Mark once again man. It's always a pleasure happy new year to you and your family and thanks again dude for coming on the Bacon. PODCAST I look forward to episode number fifty. 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#A327 (automobile to autosexing) ft. Mark S.
"Hello Word nerds. Thank you for joining me again. I have another guest If you haven't figured out the pattern here I mentioned a couple of episodes ago. Oh I am spending the weekend with my family and so I'm trying to record with as many of them as possible to be my guests So you've heard of Ryan you've heard Andrew you and now you're hearing mark. This is actually the second time that you've heard mark. He was a guest reader on a previous episode Mark I don't know if we really went through this but can you just tell a little bit about yourself to the people or I could restate that saying. Can you tell the people a little bit about yourself. Sure sure sure I'm a The American Caucasian male in my fifties I am Involved in a loving relationship with your your sister yeah. I don't know if I mentioned before but mark is my brother-in-law right well brother in love you. We're not technically we're latte legally married. There's no legal so it's so it's easy for you to just I asked her. I asked her she said. Now I don't I don't I never really dreamed about weddings. I never really wanted wedding. It's not a big deal but I asked her about every four months just actively seek Jesus your mind. I don't want to deny her anything that she wants. You know what I'm saying. Yeah but anyway thank thanks but she's not legally obligated to pay any of my bills. You take care of them right. I'm just saying yeah that way. You know she's not tied to me financially. Mistakes that I've made or not hers that that kind of thing that's useful yeah useful And so what. What is your well I? I'll just tell the people you're you're a musician. You've been a musician for a long time. Yes is there a place that people can go to listen to your music. No there isn't. I should fix that right. This is this is my largest online presence with your podcasts. Yeah yeah this is amazing. Well you did. I know you did make some animations to some of your music. Are Those still on Youtube when you to get rid of those. They're on video video all right. We'll maybe we'll have to put a link to those people can find him. Thank you for reminding me about that. Did you forgotten yeah. It was weird time period of my life and I actually don't remember the email address The password the user name nothing. Why can't get on that thing anymore? Luckily you don't don't need that for people to watch him. We just need to be able to find him and then we'll give them. They're giving the link but I have to say the Mount of work that he put into these. These animations Sion's was insane. I mean animation is crazy in general but it was a lot of finding images photo shopping. them out frame by frame creation of things. I mean a lot. A lot of work was put into them and it takes a year four minutes. I got a lot of appreciation for people who do that stuff. Oh yeah you're an animal. One Person Bre. Br Animation is crazy. we're a little past animation In this book called the dictionary. We're not in the ends. We are in the US is And our first word for this episode is Automobile A. U. T. O. M. O. B. I. L. E.. It is the I form it. It is an adjective so this is not the Noun. This is the adjective or adjectival form from eighteen. Seventy six and we just have the synonym automotive which we will be seen in the future And it is French it is from the prefix ought to plus the word mobile Now we have the second form of automobile. It is a noun down from eighteen. Eighty one a usually four wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation automobile can also be an inch transitive verb herb and autumn mobilised Automobile Ist is a Noun Do you have an automobile. Yes our family maintains a wear persinger single car family. It's fantastic little Honda. It it helps to have an automobile. 'cause I feel like I drive a little too much Given you know ah with climate change in the amount of gas that I'm putting into the world I definitely drive too much but You know it is what it is. I I walk as much as I can. So I'm assuming you're going to send in an ems here Well when it tells me one okay because car you know the big word automobile seems to have a very specific usage. You don't usually hear people say automobile. Yeah it's like we've just car racing. I am a little surprised that they didn't put that in here but maybe automobile is a normal enough off word that they didn't feel like they had to write their. I've had issues with this book Like why why would you do. Yeah the dictionary I got issues. Okay I've I've expressed my grievances okay. all right we're GONNA move onto autumn ability misses a noun from eighteen ninety six the use of of automobiles as the major means of transportation. And I think that's At least here in America. That's definitely the main the major means of transportation. Next we have auto morphism rules. Looks like a fun one. I like it is a noun from eighteen. Sixty two and Eyeso- morphism. I don't know what that is of a set with itself and then in parentheses it says as a group so the entire definition says an ICE. Oh morphism of a set as a group with itself. Do you have any idea what that means. Well isometric right eye so as is a common prefix prefix. Yes so and that is so metric with an exercise generally early where you use your body against your body I think so. But this is a Eyeso- morphism so no idea. Okay okay you the more the more morphs with its Morphou snus. That's what I was GONNA say. It seems like a logical conclusion. Sure Well when we get to the is we'll figure figure out. That is all right next. We have automotive with a V. E. at the end this is an adjective from eighteen. Fifty two number one. We just have these synonym self-propelled number two of relating to or concerned with self propelled vehicles or machines Detroit. Yeah Yeah right right for sure. That's the capital of the auto world. See we don't say car capital but that would be a alliteration which you think would be cute but for some reason they call it automotive and interesting. The English language I mean language in general obviously is fascinating. That's part of the reason why I'm doing this because I I think it's interesting eighteen and I'm learning a lot. Should we figure out like what other because if they took that from the French she we figure out what other languages what their word is for car. Well I know in one of the episodes recently with my dad Autobahn came up. The you know the the freeway Germany right. Yeah but that's a French to them. They use Dave adopted a French word. Let's go back and let's look where was that. I don't Know No. No that's what this is all about. We had on chain Hanney's into town lanes all right so it it. It says when I'm looking back at Autobahn auto is German. So I think this really goes back to Latin because those both to Latin. I was curious about that because I know you call the romance languages which would be a- talion Spanish and French but then you get to the Germanic Germanic languages and they're just like all right but they're still there still is no some basin Latin. They're the romance which is because they're based on Latin and there there is is some connection with German to Latin not exclusively not as much as right Spanish Italian and French but there is some connection there English to write the English is is stems from Germany those but also from German bright. There's some clear connections kindergarten right. We have that word. That's very German. Yeah Yeah And I'm just looking. I'm trying to look at the prefix ought or auto and it sends me to the prefix a ut and apologize Collagen to all you people But that comes from Greek actually tows A U. T. O. S. which means same or self self. Yeah so that's that comes from originally supposedly. I'm fascinated this is great. It is great All right we're going to move onto autonomic. This is an adjective from eighteen eighty eight. Do you want to take a guess at what this means or should I just tell you I'm GonNa Guess after you tell me Okay Number one acting or occurring involuntarily as in autonomic reflexes number two relating to affecting or controlled by the autonomic namic nervous system or its effects or activity and example is auto nommik drugs automatically is an adverb and There's no analogy for me to talk about this one so this is my heart and lungs respiration and your pull the nation. I don't know I just could've made that up so so automatic and then the other thing is like when you hit your e with a rubber hammer and your leg jumps out. That's going to be an automatic lock Yeah it's The yeah the nervous system in the body he is crazy but it yet does things on its own that you don't have conscious control right of unless of course sleep apnea kicks in. I don't know much about you would stop. That's not good that it's bad. Yeah we actually talked a little bit about that in the last episode with Andrew. Because we're obviously in this whole auto mation mation whatever world and yeah. Br breathing came up as a as a thing that you can. You can control it but it's also something that happens Without your control all in your body crazy world all right now we have. Oh this is related. Auto nommik nervous system. Three words It is a noun from eighteen ninety eight. A part of the vertebrate vertebrate. Let me try that again. A part of the vertebrate nervous system that in nervous smooth smooth and cardiac muscle and glandular tissues and governs involuntary actions as secretion and Parasol. Sus and that consists of of the sympathetic nervous system and the Paris Para sympathetic nervous system. Yeah okay so I like So my insurance system mm-hmm squirts out stuff. I'm not like digest my food right. My Body just does that. It's okay right and it's interesting because I don't remember where I was hearing about this but the argument was Something about you have very little control over what actually happens with your body and with your life because they're the majority of what's happening inside your body is completely automatic right From all parts right and so there's actually very little that you have mental control over Which I think is just fascinating? Oh it's morally fencing. Yeah your your digestion. The what happens when you breathe in it takes. I don't know it's just a yeah. Yeah it's it's mind boggling. And there are a lot of words in there that I have no idea in nervous. Innovate Oh innovates goat. Yes to run to to right A part of the vertebrate nervous system that innovates smooth and cardiac muscle etc etc.. Seeing that body magic thing right. That's just the nervous system. Oh they days. Yep Yep at the That karate exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Yeah they took out all the nerves of the body and I've we have seen other pictures too and it's like did it a horse date. Yeah well that was. That was the muscles the muscles and the bones and all that yeah that was a very fascinating fascinating but disgusting exhibit. Yes did you. I was interesting. Is that They kept having these little plaques that said the reason this person's lungs are black due smoking and I feel like everyone in there was a heavy smoker that they plasticized and then I thought well you know maybe smoking looking has benefited society on some as we get to see what happened. They die faster or something and then donate their bodies to science. Well there was. I think that exhibit actually got a lot of flack because I think that they were taking some of the people might have been prisoners. Who who maybe didn't actually give permission to use their bodies or something like that? It wasn't everybody show because I know that there were a lot of older people who had donated their bodies. Because I remember seeing a lot of you know metal hip joints and things like that Yeah and the pregnant lady with the baby inside really stirred up. Yeah Yeah Yeah it was. It was interesting Christine but there was it was weird. It was weird. I was conflicted. Exact yes I think. That is an appropriate response for that All right so we just read autonomic nervous system them we are going to move onto autonomist A U. T. O. N. O. M. I S. T.. It is a noun from eighteen nineteen one who advocates autonomy Sure we'll yeah. We'll be getting to autonomy. Mere moments sounds political Yeah it can be But I we have autonomous. This is an adjective. This is There's a number of definitions so it's a little bit long It's an adjective from seventeen ninety nine one of relating to or marked by I autonomy to a having the right or power of self government to be undertaken or carried on without outside control and a synonym is self contained as in an autonomous school system. Three existing or capable of existing independently as in an autonomous Zubeid zero. I D do you know what Zuo it is. I'm going to say that don't have any idea what that is like. A Sicilian is not an N.. Z. O. O.. Id No no. Yeah I I'm guessing it's related. It's an animal mall of some kind but I have no idea what Zoya is That's going to be one of the last words that we read in the dictionary. Three beat risk today today. Nontheless nontheless words today. Oh no ever I know yeah. That would be Z.. Man It's a good thing this thing's in alphabetical order. It is although sometimes. I wish it wasn't the three be responding reacting or developing independently of the whole as in an autonomous growth number four controlled by the auto of I want to have such a hard time with his word controlled by the autonomic nervous system. We have a synonym at the end for all of these definitions it is the word free. F R E and autonomous. Lee is an adverb. This comes from Greek autonomous which means independent that that is from ought plus nomo which means law So I if we look at what we talked about earlier the ought prefix Basically means self And then no most is law so self law. You're you're controlling the law of your world by yourself. That's basically what that says. But then like you were saying everything going on inside you. You don't have any control. You may be the illusion of economy. Really right you're like yeah. I'm going to go do this. And then your body's yeah I think so it's my turn I got some secretions I gotta do. Some glandular secretions which are just not going to allow for at this time time. Yeah so and again I was thinking that should be. That should be live autonomous or die. That's the new phrase live autonomous. Yeah it doesn't really flow as well no but it seems a little heavier and it has a little more weight. That would be good on a T. shirt right And then just lastly with autonomous. The don't tread on isn't it. Don't tread on me. Yeah but meas of I guess self consider ourselves a Thomas unless of of course. We came from a society where we were communal Sharon. We would think we were part of a whole another one. I thought of his autonomous to be you and me wait. Free three to you in the autonomous autonomous. Yeah Thomas Sir I did you see you and me is that movie will yeah. It was like a series of songs and sketches and all from back in the eighties. Dude Dow's from the so I was in the seventies when they had projectors Yup and and movies are in schools classes wheel that thing in and then they would roll it up became onto reels. It was I loved. That thing had the baby bulbs a Ping Pong Ball Melbourne. All ladies. I I all so many memorable with tigers the cannibals they were gonna they were gonna eat her. Yeah Yeah because I think they're cannibals. I thought Oh see. It's been so long to me too. I actually brought up free to be not that long ago because we had a word in here it. It was a woman's name and I can't remember at the top of my head. Joe Thomas No no no Oh own name that starts with a and she was the goddess of wind or something like that and in free you and me. There was a story about her. She was so fast and they her dad she was the princess or something and enter. Dad wanted her to marry a man and she said okay. I'll marry the first man who can beat me in a race. Remember that story and so good. Alan alda was the one of the the one of the People Day I really want to talk about this. Screw the pooch what was that thing. That Colonel Final Blake said all the time. I don't WanNA screw the Pooch. Yeah which I guess means mess something up to screw the pooch yeah okay to mess up. Yeah yeah. I don't know why that screw the pooch so that was a phrase that was set in mash feel like I learned the bat from colonel. Blake because it doesn't seem like a Colonel Potter thing to I say 'cause he was yeah I could see screw approach. Maybe maybe is that a military thing does military use screw. The police are asking the wrong person. Okay I'm not not in the military. We're not like mashed. I don't I haven't seen all of it and I don't have it memorized as you probably do but I'm sure it was in there. Oh Yeah we have to call all we eat. That was one of the few exceptions in our family when TV could be on during dinnertime mash was appropriate. Be Apparently Yeah. Yeah well we should call call Alan Alda up and ask him about that okay All right where were we western. Oh and I was GONNA say in the as the word. Nimble is related at Tema logically To autonomous probably because of the word no most law nimble is sort of similar. Anyway we are going to move onto onto autonomy This is a noun from circa sixteen. Twenty three one the quality or state of being self governing especially the right of of self government. Yup You said it was number two self directing freedom and especially moral independence moral and a number number three a self governing state. Anything else you gotta say about autonomy. Okay no we've had a lot of talk about that yet. We go all right next. We have the auto pilot Little airplane movie. Oh Yeah Yeah we're Murray. Let's let's hold onto that. We'll get to that but it quickly I want to say in the last episode With Andrew we had automatic pilot and And the synonym was auto pilot And we said you people just you say autopilot who says automatic pilot anyway So autopilot is a noun from nineteen sixteen won a device for automatically steering ships aircraft and spacecraft. So Elon. Musk and this whole thing is It's not self-driving it's Autopilot goes on autopilot. And can you. Can you tell the story of From that movie airplane what the autopilot joke. Yeah that was the just hit the button. That said autopilot. An inflatable flagel. Rubber man came very cartoony whom he looked. Like one of those things that you punk right right with sand in the bottom that rocks back and forth and he just drove the plane. Plane flew the plane. Excuse me yeah. Awesome if you've never seen the movie Lucy did she have to blow it up with their mouth and the tube was in his fly of his pants and she was blowing him up. Wasn't that it it might have been. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA move on from right but I think you might be partially right. or he was deflating orange. Inflated that might have been what it was it was And then the number two definition for auto pilot is the number to definition for automatic pilot. Islet which was in the previous episode next. We have auto polly -ployed This is a good one a U. T. O. P. O. L. Y. PL. Oh I D. It is a noun from nine hundred twenty eight an individual or strain. Who's chromosome complement consists of more than two complete? Copies of the genome of a single and sessile species auto. Polyp Loyd is also an adjective and who I like this word. Auto polly is a noun and okay very occupied deployed eighty dope by auto polly. Lloyd don't be so autopart deployed All right next. This is an interesting one. It is the word autopsy This is a noun from sixteen. Seventy eight one an examination of a body after death to determine the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease and it is called also necropsy or neck. rupp see We'll just finish this up and then we'll talk about it. Number two eight critical examination evaluation or assessment of someone or something gene past autopsy also a transitive verb This is from the Greek autopsy which means act of seeing with one's own eyes and That is actually the name of a documentary. Made by a guy who I think is the first name was stand. Anyway it's basically a documentary of autopsies. Maiden maybe the seventy s or something. I saw part of it in a film class and I had to end up looking away away for most of it It was really hard to watch My wife Sharon would have loved to watch that actually And yeah the the name of the documentaries act of seeing with one's one's own is which is the Greek word autopsy at which And then let's see that is from ought plus Oxus is which means site or appearance and there's more at the word optic So yeah for those who don't know when an autopsy is done They want to figure out the cause of death. They opened the body up and figure out what happened. Why did this body die? This is. I've just been thinking about mummification. Really right now now but that was not an autopsy. Didn't really care why he died. They just wanted to make sure. You've got the underworld might have done autopsies for all we know for all I know at at least I don't know somebody knows but yeah that was mummification. was when somebody died they would take out all the organs and wrap the body and so it was preserved for the afterlife consensually. Let it what is it called when you at the funeral home when they prepare your body right Similar well I I think a lot I was gonNA say some that I didn't want to. I don't know if I can. Yes embalm. So that's when they get rid of all the blood and the body and they replaced it with embalming fluid so the body doesn't Deteriorate right away so you can have an open casket funeral essentially right right. There's no real that blood where does it go. Oh you don't WanNa know I don't want to know I don't know well then I didn't ask okay. I'm sure they do something with it. That is a good question. It's gotTa go somewhere. You should google that the golden blood right wouldn't be surprised. I mean we're made up of lots of different molecules and things so it probably is all right we're going to move onto auto radio Graham This is a noun from nineteen thirty one and we just have these synonym auto radio graph. which is our next word? It is a noun from nineteen nineteen o three an image produced on a photographic film or plate by the radiations from a radioactive substance in an object which is is in close contact with the emulsion Osteo auto radio. Graphic is an adjective auto. Radiography is a Noun X ray. I think it's similar Yes cursor maybe maybe maybe ninety three I don't remember when X. Rays were figured out But but yet they seem to be related. Do you think there's truth to the Tesla x Ray that he was a person who was like. We can do that like he knew about that. Oh Oh you're talking about Nikola Nicholas not the cartels no. I would not be surprised because that guy had so many inventions engines and things that he had discussed or made plans of never created and things that we use today he had a hand in or things that we have now that he actually invented but didn't actually. Yeah so I wouldn't be surprised if he was involved with x Ray. Somehow I don't know why we're still on x Ray. I'm sorry about this but I feel like the guy who was finally. Got The right equipment to do. It was shooting it into everything. And didn't he kill his wife overrated his wife or something like we kept taking pictures of his hand is in his hand. Got All burnt up or something. Yeah I think there was something about that. I think the the only thing that I know in regards to that is that he found xrays by accident right. Yeah they like he had filmed that was exposed to something accidentally And it and it developed into something. And that was the beginning of x-rays but yeah he I think he did something with his hand. I'm sure I'm sure a lot of people were killed in that time period when people were just experimenting like crazy crazy and who knows what they were they were doing but yeah There's probably some truth to that. I always remember being very scared as a child going to the dentist when they put that big. I haven't been to the dentist and year so they probably don't have that big camera level ORLEA. That just comes down to the conical point and they just feel like they're just shooting a direct stream of radiation just into my mouth like they used to bite down on the. Oh the because that's like the film I don't know if they you use actual film anymore but yeah that's the thing that needs to get exposed. Oh but it feels so good when they shoot you with those xrays. A Dude I quit going to the desk because of that office. It's I mean it's a very low amount of radiation. It's you're exposed to it a little bit you you get more radiation like in a plane maybe or something like data than It might be part of that I think just in the I don't know I don't know the details. But you're exposed to radiation all the time and it's it's it's minimal but the people who work there who are exposed to it. Yeah they damn well right because because they're exposed to it so often when you go once twice a year. Yeah it's not that much right but maybe some people are more sensitive to it All right we're getting near the end of this episode. People were very close. Auto rotation is next. It is a noun from nineteen twenty six the turning of the rotor of an auto gyro or a helicopter with the resulting lift caused Solely by the Aero dynamic forces induced by motion of the rotor along its flight path auto rotate is a in-in-in-in transitive verb verb and I think it was in the episode with Ryan. Two episodes ago we had the word Auto Gyro So that which is basically a helicopter a love helicopters. I really want to go in a helicopter ride when Sharon and I were in New Zealand We had the opportunity It's a long story. We get getty we could eat. Choose either to fly in a little small little plane to get back to our hotel quickly or in a helicopter because we didn't want to sit in the like eight hour bus. That's right again We want it. We should have chosen the helicopter. It was a lot more expensive so we chose the plane which was still amazing? Okay but the helicopter L. A.. Copter would have been cool because then they would have landed us glacier and we could like look at the views and we've been awesome all almost any time. The helicopter is an option. And take afford it right. Yeah because we were in Saint Lucia. You're still yet. And I were in Saint Lucia and then they did the same thing they like. Oh do you want like they scare the crap out of you drive in you from the airport to the resort which in tiny little plane. Yeah driving you know driving you and that's and it's like right it feels like you're GonNa there's cliffs lifts and you feel like you're just it's dead bill. You're just doomed right. And then they get they get you there and they're like hey you wanNA drive backers. Can we take you on a helicopter. And then the idea of being flung through the the air seems less intimidating than having to drive back on the ground. It's a weird but anyway it's beautiful up there so you did take the helicopter we took because it was It was was late in the off season and like somebody had they offered some special. You know how the Internet is they say. Hey we have these things and then you pay. I hardly any money and you get there and so we were like well. We'll just eat that up by taking the helicopter ride here. Yeah I mean yeah if it's cheaper than do it yeah all right right next as auto rally for everything. If it's cheap do it just do just do it. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it's not expensive. Just do it even. If you don't like it the okay auto route or autoroute is next It is a noun from nineteen fifty one and expressway away especially in France so I guess there Most of their expressways in France or called auto routes or auto routes It was interesting. That Lecarr was. It's not called the LA auto if we're GONNA so much French connection between auto car remember liquor are no. You don't remember those things. They were so cute at a French card. It's like the Renault of its time. Yeah it was a French car from when before my time who well stare at a plane dungeons and dragons and second grade so I remember that the guy who owned the Comic Book Fantasy Dungeons and dragons store had the car was parked in the Strip mall so it had to be around that time period so that was actually a French car. Lecarr look on the car. Seems like they didn't try to heart racing stripes and went down and then they'll racing stripes. I Feel Inc.. Let car Yeah Yeah Yeah Right. They were tiny. I'm not a car guy so I don't know about wasn't I should look up a picture next we have autos defray hey I think we had a similar one day. Yes French. A U. T. O. S. Fin de Hyphen F. E. and there's an accent on the Oh so this is the plural of auto defame which was in an episode with my dad. A few days ago Yep It is just to remind you the ceremony before pronouncing judgement by the inquisition which was followed by the execution of sentence by secular authorities. Broadly the burning of a heretic. Eric Okay so that that's not cute at all. I was thinking it was kind of a cute little word because you think of that seems to be buffet and then but this is a. You're killing someone. Gas Asan judgment on them not cute and then killing them and that is a Portuguese. Oh right it literally act of the faith. Have you heard people speak speak Portuguese before a little bit. Yeah it's like it's like weird Spanish. It's like Italian Spanish. Yeah then you almost think you know what's going on and and then it just and then if you like the Brazilians Their version of it is like even more off. It amazed right because Portuguese in Portugal. The goal is their own form of and then Brazilian Portuguese is a whole other version. I can't get the inflection. I don't even know what they're talking about. Like you know you can kinda the judge. Sometimes because there's a tone or a sure speed or a a lilt or an accent that lends to an emotion that you can. Can you know empathize with but I could get nothing from watching a porch a Brazilian person that I knew in Chicago skyping with someone home home in Brazil. No Idea No. I didn't zero and the thing that gets me as I when I look at the words I can read Spanish sure right. I agree that allowed loud but a lot of the the. The letters don't aren't pronounced the way that I would think they're pronounced in Portuguese. Very confusing Portugal's oily Sheila. She lay in that they were just like now. The entire coastline is us he. Yeah you can hit his. Yes but if you want to get to the water you have to talk to us which is weird Spain with such a maritime power how I wonder where they launched from. I mean Spain still has a good amount of I guess coastal at all right. Yeah Yeah North and South and south all right. Are you ready for the last word. I'm not ready for the last word because I just want this to go on for days and days but yes I understand. We have to stop. Well I'm pretty sure. This is our longest episode ever I'm a proud of that fact. This great okay. You're going to try and break the regular Well we've been recording for over thirty four minutes but I but we were chatting a little hip before actually started someone probably closer to our but the last word is auto sexing May. What a great word did you pick this to be the final word Lord? No IT'S THE END random column random by the way this is the end of the first column on page eighty four. It is Spelled A. U. T. O. S. E. X.. WCHS I N G. It is an adjective from nineteen thirty. Six It's good year and it means exhibiting different Characters Mitch are that again exhibiting different characters in the two sexes at birth or hatching And then the example is auto sexing chickens So I guess this is saying that there are different characteristics of an animal when they're born so you can figure out whether they're merrill male or female does that sound right exhibiting different characters in the two sexes at birth or hatching. I'm completely confused. I'm I'm honored percent confused. Sounds like well my job here is done. Okay fantastic. I don't know if these characteristics or physical characteristics because it has characters not characteristics to to determine male or female I guess interesting and You know that seems kind of AH maybe maybe farmers are still something still use this term. But I've never heard of this I Dunno I feel like I need to look a little bit more into what what is this. What is this this process? It seems like a factory to me at this point it sounds like it's manufacturing or something like that would make sense because chickens aren't really on on firms anymore are they. They're in well. They're in some firms but they're in factory farms as well okay. Don't get me started on that. See that's right. Yeah well I thought that was going. It'd be a little saucier rate. It seems like not every time you see the word. SEX IS IS AUSSIE RAG. Yeah too bad kids. It's not saucy today But yeah so. That's the end of the episode Wha- what is your word of the episode you have to pick one Would you like to look at the words again to remind you or do you remember what we read. was there one that jumped out at you. Well yeah but I feel bad. If it's that at one that sounded like do bay auto auto toes autos defy. I mean that seems like there's so much consequence with that word. Yeah it's not my favorite word but that was the one the jumped out Jeremy. The definition doesn't fit the way the word sounds. The definition itself is so well. Same with auto sexing. The definition didn't fit. What you thought I? Yeah I didn't think right shows goes to show you how presumptuous. Maybe I am well particular. Well yes you are. Obviously we all are in general we we judge books by their cover whether we mean to or not right which is why the cover of this one is it is yeah yeah. Hey what addition is this. By the way. What year did this one? Come Out Have you had that one out. I think it might be two thousand twelve. Oh it's a little bit little bit older Okay Yeah Okay but but we're GONNA end the episode there. Autos defame is the word of the episode and Thank you thank you for joining me. Oh and mark. I don't think I even told you this is this episode. Is Airing on New Year's New Year's Day twenty twenty so this is the very first episode of the year. Oh my God. I'm glad you didn't tell me that at the beginning there's a little too much measure. I would have been crushed. Yeah and what a way to start the year with the longest episode ever trend upwards. Maybe maybe maybe a you should be the first episode of every year. Okay thank you So you've got fifteen more to go yesh sure All right thank you for joining me. Listening joined join the my Patriot facebook instagram twitter Call Call My voicemail. May Google voice number. Leave me a message. Tell me your favorite word that starts with the letter or a and Until next time this is Spencer and mark reading the dictionary goodbye.
Friday, June 12, 2020
"Hey! I'm Andy. If you don't know me, it's probably because I'm not famous, but I did start. A men's grooming company called Harry's. The idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience. I had buying razor blades. Most brands were overpriced over designed an out of touch at Harry's. Our approach is simple. Here's our secret. We make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars each. We care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like world class German Blade factory obsessing. Obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering a one hundred percent quality guarantee. Millions of guys have already made the switch to Harry's so thank you if you're one of them, and if you're not, we hope you give us a try. With a special offer, get a Harry starter set with a five Blade Razor waited handle, Shave Gel, and a travel cover offered just three bucks plus free shipping. Just go to Harrys DOT COM and enter eight nine nine at checkout. That's Harrys dot com code eight eight nine. Enjoy. From Washington D. C. This is Westwood One daily. News Ford June Twelfth Twenty Twenty I'm John Trout. President trump had more on his agenda in Texas after hosting a round table on disparities in America Dallas Church correspondent Clayton. Neville says the president's trip was greeted with opposition and support president trump hosted a roundtable to discuss health economic injustice disparities in American communities in the wake of George Floyd's death. He called an Americans to confront bigotry and discrimination, but will make no progress, and he'll know wounds by falsely labeling tens of millions of decent Americans as racist. Racist or biggest resident comb for a unified effort, Americans are good in virtuous people. We have to work together to confront bigotry and prejudice wherever they appear meanwhile outside the roundtable protesters and supporters lined the streets of Dallas. These north Texas set president. Trump's visit was another opportunity to be here in this far away from Washington not being able to get our voices heard on a daily basis that close to the source of power and racism in this country. Can't miss the Opportunity Apple. I. He has spewed hate in a county that was built on hate, so it's increasing and building on hate that we already have on the other side of Police Barricades President Trump faithful to support my president I think he's the best president we have ever had I thank God for him I supported one hundred percent I can't imagine where we'd be today. If he had not been elected president, be a whole different country in the round table was over. It was onto the next for the president are short drive to the home of Dallas billionaire and known trump supporter Kelsey Warren. It was the president's first in-person campaign fundraisers since going virtual. Virtual during the coronavirus pandemic about two dozen people were invited at quite the cost tickets as high as five hundred eighty thousand dollars per couple I'm Clayton Neville in a clear pushback to president trump the Pentagon's top uniformed leader says he should not have taken part in the much debated. Walk by the president. Across Lafayette Park recently Bob Costantini has more in a prerecorded commencement address to the National Defense University General. Mark Milley declaring I should not have been there. My presence in that moment in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. The photo op at the end of it all made millie. Uneasy General. Milley was in combat uniform as he. He walked over with the president. Defense Secretary S Attorney General Bill, Bar and White House AIDS. The movement was supposedly to see damage by vandals, the night before in Lafayette Park outside Saint John's Episcopal Church Milly walked through the park, but did not stand with the president in the now famous photo op that eventually led to the Bible holding by Mr Trump defense secretary mark s for who did stand with the president during the photo op that included Mr Trump holding up. A Bible has also expressed misgivings about the optics of the Moment Joint Chiefs Chairman General. Mark. Milley was in battle fatigues that evening, but did not stand in front of Saint John's Church. Still he tells. tells. Graduates of the National Defense University he should not have participated in the walkover at all way who wear the cloth of our nation come from the people of our nation, and we must hold dear the principle of an apolitical military, really making clear, he believes the walkover was designed to show the president as tough on protesters while reaching out to his evangelical base, Milley's comments did get a thumbs up from Senator Lindsey Graham. Who is a supporter of Mr Trump but also defender of the military? The president was noticeably silent on the media front. Just as he has been with some of the off the reservation comments by Defense Secretary Mark S for Bob. Costantini Washington. Hey I'm andy. If you don't know me, it's probably because I'm not famous, but I did start. A men's grooming company called Harry's the idea for Harry's came out of a frustrating experience I had buying razor blades. Most brands overpriced over designed out of touch at Harry's. Our approach is simple. Here's our secret. We make sharp durable blades and sell them at honest prices for as low as two dollars each. We care about quality so much that we do some crazy things like by a world class. German blade factory obsessing. Obsessing over every detail means we're confident and offering one hundred percent quality guarantee. Millions of guys have already made the switch to Harry's so thank you if you're one of them, and if you're not, we hope you give us a try with a special offer, get a Harry starter set with a five Blade Razor waited handle, Shave Gel and travel cover offered just three bucks plus free shipping just go to Harrys DOT COM and enter eight, eight, nine nine at checkout. That's Harrys Dot, com code, eight, eight, nine nine. Enjoy. Correspondent Linda Kenyon is on Capitol, Hill where lawmakers are debating police reform members of Congress. We have an opportunity to examine police practices in America and to legislate reforms to policing practices, Karen best the head of the Congressional Black Caucus which crafted the justice in Policing Act I am hopeful that it's a moment of inflection for our country, and that will actually be able to bring about some significant change speaking at a forum on police accountability in. In America Representative Bass said the death of George Floyd has laid bare the brutality of police misconduct. Racism really is just that brutal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she spoke to George Floyd's brother felonious floyd just before he testified this week before the House Judiciary Committee Georgia's Brothers said to me I have a question for you. Is this going to happen is they're going to be a bill? That is passed. And why do you think so? It's a question that many of you have, but coming from him. It was it had power. An I had an answer. Yes, it will be passed because the public insist upon it. Speaker Pelosi explained some of the provisions in the justice and Policing Act it bans. Colt nationally stops no knock warrants and case of drug cases ends qualified immunity doctrine that is a barrier to holding police officers accountable. Accountable for wrong. Wrongful conduct combats racial profiling mandates, data collection, including body cameras and dashboard cameras, and establishes a new standard for policing house. Minority Leader Kevin. McCarthy says Republicans are developing their own bill, but that doesn't mean they don't support some of what's in the Democratic Bill. For instance, the idea of someone who that would have a chokehold when somebody is handcuffed, others there should be severe consequences. Accountability, bad cops need to be held. Accountable period generally says McCarthy. He's open to working with the Democrats on this I'm not going to sit back and say whatever you offer. It's wrong what I'm willing to say is. Let's put all ideas up front and less work together to produce law, not politics like most everything in Washington though politics does come into play. House Republicans will be putting forward a reform legislation proposal bar that will be led through the Judiciary Committee with Jim Jordan and others separately Senate Republicans have started their own effort. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is named South Carolina Senator Tim Scott to take the lead. He's the only black. Black Republican in the US Senate Linda Kenyon Washington, the coronavirus curve for the United States still hasn't flattened fifteen weeks into the pandemic, but Steve Kastenbaum reports what had been. The epicenter of the pandemic continues to see improvements. Five regions of New York state, mostly less populated areas are beginning phase three of the corona virus reopening today, the most significant change in this phase is that bars and restaurants can resume service indoor's, but filled to only twenty five percent of capacity and tables have to be placed at least six feet apart. Governor Andrew Cuomo said they continue to closely monitor the daily Corona virus figures. Especially daily test results daily new hospitalizations. Phase begins. This covert has not gone away. Dr Foul spoke to the CDC speaks to it. We have done extraordinarily well. Because the people of the state have responded in a way, no one predicted while corona virus figures have remained consistently low for a few weeks across New York State. The governor looks at the rapidly rising number of corona virus cases in Texas Arizona California and other states, and he sees locations that didn't take to heart. The hard learned lessons here in New York. We have to stay smart. The governor said there's a major difference here in New York and some surrounding states. Reopen, the number continues to go down. How can that be? Because, our reopening is different than they're reopening. Our reopening is based on the numbers. Are reopening this phase. And because New Yorkers have been smart. And they've been diligent because the figures keep improving across New York, the governor lifted another restriction as we're entering the summer, public pools and playgrounds. We're going to leave to open or keep closed in the discretion of local governments while the weather is getting hotter here in New York City. Pools are remaining closed to swimming for the time being. Steve Kastenbaum New York. Westwood One. Daily News for June twelve, twenty twenty. I'm John Trout.
NPR News: 03-07-2020 3AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum the death toll in the US from the novel corona virus has risen to seventeen as NPR's John Newman reports to Florida residents. Who tested positive have died? The Florida Department of Health says both individuals were in their seventies and died following international trips. Although Florida officials have not said where they had travelled or if they had travelled together one patient was isolated in Lee County and the other in Santa Rosa County. These are the first deaths attributed to the virus on the East Coast. The other deaths took place in California and Washington State Florida authorities. Say At least seven people in the state have tested positive for the virus including two new cases confirmed yesterday in Broward County. Those two patients are now in isolation genuine NPR news. Thousands of people are confined and a cruise ship off the coast of California because of concerns over the virus officials say of the forty six people tested. Twenty-one tested positive most of the members of the crew the ship is to dock at a noncommercial port and the rest of the passengers and crew will be tested and perhaps quarantined. The outbreak is prompting officials in Austin Texas to cancel this year south by South West Arts and Technology Festival. Mark S. Scott is the city's in interim health authority he says. The potential risks were too great to ignore. We looked at the options for mitigation. We looked at are there opportunities to decrease the threat to an acceptable level. That would allow us to continue. However after careful deliberation there was no acceptable path. Forward that would mitigate the risk enough to protect our community. The festival was supposed to be held. March thirteen th through the twenty second. The event attracts artists musicians and fans around the world. President Trump tweeted last night. He's replacing acting chief of Staff Mick. Mulvaney with Republican Congressman Mark Meadows. Mulvaney will become the US special envoy for Northern Ireland for juniors legislature has passed a constitutional amendment designed to help prevent gerrymandering. Ben Pave your from member station. Vp has more for decades lawmakers in Richmond and state houses across. The country have carved up districts that favor their own party. The proposed amendment was introduced last year as a way to fix a process. Both parties agreed was broken. We create a sixteen person commission. That would draw both state and congressional maps instead of giving lawmakers total control backers say. It's the only permanent way to prevent gerrymandering but many of Virginia's black lawmakers say they were cut out of negotiations and voted against the amendment. They did so again on the amendment. Second vote this year arguing. It doesn't include enough protection for minorities. The proposal will now appear as a ballot question for Virginia voters in November's elections for NPR news. I'm Ben Pager and Richmond this is NPR. The Canadian Energy Company End Bridge has hired companies to design and build a Great Lakes tunnel as Dan Corp and Chuck reports the oil pipeline. Tunnel would be built. Under the channel linking legs Huron and Michigan the alberta-based Company plans to begin construction of the tunnel. Next year it would replace the twin pipes on the bottom of the Straits of mackinac in northern Michigan now nearly seventy years old but there was considerable opposition to the plan including lawsuits aimed at shutting down the existing pipeline environmental groups want the line decommission saying the underwater pipes are aging. And if they rupture they could do dramatic damage to the lakes and their shorelines and Ridge insists the line is in good condition one advocacy group wants. The tunnel plan stopped arguing. That end bridge did not seek proper authorization for the project and it calls the bypassing of those laws and egregious attack on citizens rights for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpenter in Toronto. The Islamic state group is claiming responsibility for an attack in Kabul Afghanistan. Yesterday gunmen opened fire during a ceremony attended by several prominent political leaders. At least thirty two people were killed. Dozens more were wounded before. The gunmen were killed by police. Greek riot police used tear gas and water cannon yesterday against migrants trying to enter the country from Turkey. Thousands of refugees are trying to enter Greece after fleeing violence in Syria last month. Turkey said it would no longer guard. Its borders with Europe. Turkey already houses. More than three million Syrian war refugees. It wants more support from the European Union Syria where Turkish troops are fighting Russian bags Syrian government forces. I'm Nora Raum NPR news.
Ep 53 - Kiss My Son
"Joe? What's funding? Good everyone. Our tortoise are now available tiny, meet tore dot com. If somehow you missed one of our twenty million posts, Cody, and I are going on tour early next year. Go buy you a ticket or doing twenty five shows a lot of the VIP is sold out. Thanks to our or so big shot to them. So if you're thinking of coming to see us, tiny, meet tour dot com get you a ticket right now. Right now, they've been on sale since ten AM. So let's get it. All right. And now, here's the actual podcast piece. Are I boys were back? The knees are exposed is about to be good episode. No. You gotta start with what's up guys. This is technically last week episodes. Yeah. Finally, the patriots get to hear that. Yeah. Yeah. Finally because this is technically last week's episode owned bitch. Guess what? Ladies and gentlemen, presale tickets for the tour are up there up right now while they're act-. Yeah. Tickets for the sale if you're listening to this on I tunes tickets for the sailor already up. Yeah. Tickets for the sale, I decide tickets for the tour show are on sale now. Yes, it's not one show. It's many show many shows it's a whole tour, anyways, they're they're they're up. We're going to twenty five motherfucking cities yet with the potential for more. Or you know, what I'm gonna on listen now, let's not say the potential from worship. Now, that's a bite as in the as I feel. Yeah. Yeah. It's not us. It's funny. Because like I feel like the oh there it is. This is this is very interesting. You guys don't hear the sound. But we do it's this like it. Just sounds like an alien is hovering over us. Well, it sounds like a little alien standing on my shoulder and is going. My air like a real like frail small alien skinny, you know, he's he's like a sitting on a CB on in our ear. Oh. Sounds like a little alien on sounds like little alien orgasm. He landed on earth. You went to the sex shop. I gotta Simeon shrinked himself and the civilian. Yeah. So he could be discreetly riding the Scipion at all times, the just think like as we're recording. This just think of think about it from our perspective. There's an alien coming in our ears at all times business Mark s for you guys. Anyway, we're going to Berkeley, Portland, Seattle Salt Lake City. Denver Lawrence Saint Louis, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Asbury park, burgers, very park. Dude. That doesn't want to bury my fucking foot in your asses. Nice New York Washington, Boston Philadelphia. Baltimore carbonaro Nashville Atlanta, Orlando Tampa, Dallas Austin. Hell, yeah. You know? It's funny. This the venue that were playing at in car, the cat's cradle it's the same venue that I went and saw you remember. Do you? Remember, you never listen to the dubs said did you not really agai about a pretty big dub set face? Yeah. Did you? Or sophomore year. Yeah. We went and saw Russ Roscoe Rosco go that goes doing. All right. Yeah. Me too got cancer or something. When some he when he was huge like when he first came to America, basically music and everyone was like, oh, yeah. You're this guy from London rescue Rasco? You probably wouldn't hurt them. But he goes up stab you bright around. Now what that is. But heavy bass music he played in North Carolina car borough. And I was like all I'm definitely gone so me, and like three friends drove from Durham, bro and watched. No, actually, it was major lazer was the second person that I ever saw at that venue. And then saw them both Rusco open for major lazer. That's what it was. And what this was one major lazer was like diplo and switch, and it was two of them DJ in suits. And then they had like the. Caribbean dancers. Yeah. Just going ape shit on the stage. Right. Like the dude. Set up a ladder jumped off the ladder dagger, basically air. Yeah. Yeah. Anyways. He he jumped up and grabbed one of the speakers one of the giant speakers those hanging in the corner. And we were all standing right underneath that. We were like front row, and it just like swung and some of the dust from the roof like from where it was hands on a roof light came on. We were like we all would have fucked. If that like the like a little bit more force on it. If it came down, we would've splattered on the ground sick. So loud of the love that for us. Yeah. Love that. Anyway. Yeah. Was I don't know random number anyways. Turn my phone off those annoying. Anyways. Dude memories, you know, memories it now, we're going back there, the cat's cradle and carbo. I think I think that's what it is. I don't know. Don't quote me on that car hit hit someone car to their lay. Dude, come to rally next time. I'm like did carber this time. It's not that far. Yeah. Make the drive rather. Just funny like the it's like the number one response to a tour announcement, I always thought like, oh, we now the tour people are going to delve. You're coming my city WNYC ninety percent of the comments or folk folk what does she why are you coming to Moscow? Man, Moscow people always get fucked over. I understand all our LA people being upset though, we already done we've already done two shows almost two years ago. What the very first LA LA, Orange County. Does not LA. It can't. Yeah. I guess it doesn't really count. Nobody fucking drives. Not like. Yeah. We haven't been to like LA LA in a minute. No. We did a show there a year ago was more than a year ago. Is it? Yeah. No. Because it can't be. It was our podcast was that only in December knows October. And we took it on a whim. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. I mean, so. Yeah. Not to like get a get bitten in the ass. But we're hoping some places get added. Yeah. I talked to him today. And he was like he was like we'll see what we can do. Yeah. We're hoping some places. Oh, man. And and also for my Canadian people. I'm sorry. So many comments being Fulco would focus over not loyal to Canada. Now, I am loyalty you guys. I'm I'm going to be going through visa shit. Then so I can't technically leave the country. Yeah. So the bit business thing man, the back end and like just set Nishit of raising now man speaking to travel into house your house your race. It was good. It was good. It was fun. Yeah. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. It was good. It was like one way better than I thought. No, I didn't train like nearly enough as I should have which is the same place. I was in last year the. Tangent. So go by ticket. Yeah. Sure. Like ADD? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Buy tickets are on sale right now, if you're listening to this on itunes, if you're listening on patriots on their own still for you. They're on sale for you. We're doing resale for you only the password is tiny meat. That's the password. Yeah. Go go. Get you a ticket. It goes secure some techs everybody else, I stayed up til state of quite a few nights working out or little like promo trailer. It's not very long. But it's like, I don't know. It's taking a lot of thought. I don't know why. It's funny though. I like it. I think it's great. I think it's great. I think we did a good job with the over. It's gonna be fun. We're going to be doing comedy doing comedian comedian things so comedian. That's the thing. We're going to be doing a funny. So we're going on tour. So that's the thing. That's thing. It's going to be jokes. Like that nonstop for an hour. We're actually just going to say things in the room. And then say that's the thing right afterwards. And then we're going to say doing a singular of stuff. Yeah. What do you mean? We'll be doing a funny. Yeah. Doing a funny or a joke or two. Yeah. Yeah. Doing a joker to. Hi. This is Cody Cohen Newell Miller. And we do the internet thing. All. Bad. The boy we're going to do all the jokes. Yeah. That's that's. Make me feel physically ill right now is marketing speak. Yeah. The boy OBT had hilarious tweet. This isn't like a marketing people be like just at I g to the end of everything as sort of thing about them. I yeah. That's like what they do. Yeah. Seriously. Funny ing. Yeah. Twenty. Wow, we're adulting right now. I hate that. It's like I hate that word. So what are you doing? You did yoga that's not adulting. What are you talking about? What do you drink in Rosa adulting? Rosa in a park on a Sunday. No, fuck yourself. You're not an adult. Think I don't know we'll qualifies using the dull. I mean, kid and hating it because it looks like I have. Yeah. Your ex wife. Yeah. Being adult is like. Having shit. You don't wanna do? But knowing you have to do it. Yeah. Funny. You go through like, I just as an adolescent, you have chores. And then you grow out of chores, and you have this like ten year period. Where do you just like, do whatever the fuck you want? Like granted, you have homework and responsibilities and ship mostly. It's about you. That's true. And then you just shift back into having chores. Yep. Yeah. As an adult, you know what I'm saying? I mean, I mean every comic talks about this like when you move at least. Oh, sorry. No, no. Like when you're a straight hetero male you move in with your straight, hetero female counterpart is just becomes living. With your mom is like living with my mom, but it's not my fucking. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I'm recognized as a those Debbie by Kodak. Yeah. We were just talking. We were just listening to Z's that beat is so fucking hard. And actually does I was reading an article article is about the producer that beat went like totally viral because Kodak black posted on his Instagram, but like the the instrumental, and he was doing that dance to it and it fucking blew up. And there was people sending him videos of people listening to the beat digest the beat ripped from Kodak's Instagram at like clubs and shit. Yeah. That's how crazy it went for the official version even came out. That's why. And then it came out rocketed a number one. And I was like I was like listen to this is the dope beat ever. And then in the article says the dude is the same dude who made taste by tiger. And basically like resurged Tigers career. He's dude he's got a sound. Like he picks dope samples. He's a bee's DA Doman. That's his name, by the way. He fucking straight up. Did like make Tiga thing again. Yeah. He does not crazy news like Yellowstone, and the US is fucked, but I will make you fire dog when I was in a man, I got a I got a lot of bad jokes today. Go. Okay. Baby. The knees are exposed book. Yeah. Knees are to play. We're we're in the same thing actually Saint James much like hoodies. Yeah. Moving on my monster truck merch, though, I got I got a new favorite monster truck. What is a bro dozer? Yeah. I saw that clean. It's only. Turbo. Diesel the bro. Dozer, bro. Does. Is it run over Fred's? I mean, no, it's run by Fred news. I guess. Yeah. It will be the, bro. Dozer? It'll be like anti frat. Yeah. They line up a whole bunch of likes actually ninja and a bunch of gamers, it takes like twenty of them to to steer it. St remotely. Oh, yeah. True. Yeah. Yeah. There would never put themselves in physical jeopardy and always behind the screen. You know, I was like son Hawaii, I got a massage and I stepped on a scale I've lost nine pounds in the last like four months what just haven't been lifting holy shit. Like my diet. It's been shitting because ever since I've found my cholesterol, super high. It's been like hard to adjust because I used to eat like garbage. Yeah. Like easy to put on there. So I got to think about it. And I gotta take like vegan protein tastes like fucking plans. A he's like that you don't work out, and you lose weight, and I didn't work out and I gain weight. Yeah. Have to like works or to keep it on. Anyway. They're gonna say, Dan, my brain is offering spaced out to. I mean, I'm just like tired from any was the fuck even talking about. Yes. I still on scale whatever. And then I started thinking about it. I'm like, no. You know, what I've just been I've been playing so much fortnight. This is like this is how you develop the ideal gamer body, you actually wanna lose so much weight that like he actually don't want to move a lot like your body actually wants you to calcified. Okay. So like, the only muscles and movable parts in your body are just your hands. So you have perfect precision aim. It's like your spine. Like eventually, you need to develop arthritis in your spines frozen in place. Okay. And so it's like you're just like one giant like mortis? Yeah. And like the only thing that moves are your hands. Yeah. And they have a perfect dexterity. Yeah. Yeah. You might as well just get your whole body cast. Yeah. Yeah. You know? And then so you don't flinch. She don't flinch. Perfectly still actually a great idea and your whole body his bed sores. For being this hot sweaty cast years time. Now, those like remember when like the scariest video internet was like people turning into trees. I remember that like videos of guys like physically turning into a tree. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes scary. They were like grow like awful tumors and shit like that and make them look like. Yeah. A tree. The actually would they weren't telling anyone was there. They're actually the best gamers in the world. Because they're growing roots into the ground. So that like, you know, eventually, they just become stapled to the ground. And all that happens. Is there their mom walks by every because they don't have girlfriends their mom walks by every I don't know every couple of days and just sprinkles water on him. Yeah. And that's how they keep going twits dream for. I like that forty eight hours the tree gamers tree. I think I saw porn one time where the students. It was one of those tree dudes his dick was so crazy liver rigid rigid. No, he was in a full body cast and that a hold for his dick. Okay. I'm pretty sure this is real if you if you know it both the comments with this one. Votto comments this porn. And I think he was just like in bed in a full body cast could move and just how to whole for his dick. Okay. And the girl was doing her thing, which is kind of sexual assault. If if you think about it. Yeah. If you. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, you like that. No, why do you even have the whole here for your dick? A really city tree bombs world. Oh, it's just like it's Yvonne's world. But it's just videos of three guys three men -treme. There was like three of those do but the full videos went so viral. I hope to God. That's all that was on their warts weren't they war through shit. No, one of you is like a medical student. You're going to like actually well, actually actually at all. So. Also, I didn't set a timer. God damage. Read today. Keep gone. Yeah. I know my haircuts. Not accident. Oh, yeah. I mean, what time was that? I mean, we started like we're just going to be late everything. Yeah. Dude. I got a fucking yet. Whatever doesn't matter. No, no point on dwelling on it now or days completely fucked. Yeah. When I was in Hawaii. So we're their mea. Leaner, sister, scissors husband and their baby. And so we're like babysitting him and Alina like kisses him on the forehead. Oh, right. No. It's just like you're gonna let what you're gonna let your girl. I mean, you know, I had a his disastrous the silly. So she like. She says something like she's like kind of. I dunno egging me on because she knows like affection makes me uncomfortable. Okay. I am. I can be a stiff like that. And so she's like give them a kiss. I was like now she's like like, basically your nephew. I'm like nice. You know, I've never kissed a baby. So I can start. Now. It is your nephew, isn't it? I mean, we're not we're not married, but L. Oh, yeah. Right. Right. That's what she means by pretty much. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. So safely hopefully, soon he'll be. So she like she was like. And I'm like, no, no. That's gay. Could you imagine? What what dude? Oh. No. It's a male baby. No, he's going to grow up and turn into a man. Then basically, I case a man, that's and that's gay. So. Of. I've never kissed a baby. Like, I'm I'm not gonna do it. Now. Then kissed a baby has the baby you've never kissed a baby. Never because the baby never. I don't think I haven't either. So then so then Alina. She she kinda reacts that way. She's like what I'm like if I'm kissing any child. It's it would be our child. She's like, so you're gonna save yourself. I'm like, yes. Yeah. Like metheny? Yeah. I'm saving myself for our child. And then just started imagining like having like a promise ring and like doing all like the like the. Like religiously being a virgin thought about like born again, baby. Sir. Gotta take away. All you're gonna get like rebaptized take away all your baby cases, you've given. So you can give your first one to your child as Tom Brady. For sure. Well, you know, I kissed the kids to baby back in high school. But you know, that was on the forehead. It wasn't on the lips. I was that was different town. Yeah. I only do my son's on. It was it was different than the, you know, now that I'm a born again. I feel very good about finding the right baby. To share my my first kiss with my own baby. What we should get pregnant. We should have a right now. Urge kissing babies and just as a husband thing. I just you know, when like you wanna like MAC your baby's forehead. Do the other things I saw one of those posts that was like, you know, you know, people are like be careful you call ugly in elementary school. You know, whatever it was like one of those like some girls like. Mean sixth grade. And now here's meal like a ring light and like hot now. And I'm like those posts always Greg because I'm thinking, well, what are you hoping for someone like ought, dude? College me would've loved sixth grade. You like you were really hot kid. It's also it's funny. How it kind of like it's contradictory to what they're trying to do because they're like be careful who you called ugly super hot now. And it's like, yeah. But you're only parading about the fact that you're hot because people called you ugly. Yeah. Kind of like non kind of glad I called you. Otherwise, you wouldn't be sitting here right now. I just go to the darkest shit. And I just imagine like just one guy commenting on all of those. I think you looked better. I thought you look really nice. Dudes on take talk be like. Someone fucking riff my karate video and put this shit on take talk that shit blew up on their dude. I searched it ahead like fifty thousand posts do this. So I looked at like because you can filter by like the sound. So in CBA linked it to me it had like one hundred fifty re. Yeah. Whatever duets. Yeah. I checked yesterday. It's like fifteen hundred. Yeah. And I'm like just waiting for the accumulate. And then see if I can make video out of this is basically, I did I I looked at some of mine on tick tock, I had one hundred five thousand take talks out of my vine soundbites, ho listen, how fucked up this shit as okay, we go I posted. So I did a video where I was like remaking tick talks because I thought it was funny. I did it was a funny video right? And I posted it and the the beginning of it is me searching my own name. Just like see what the fuck is on there. Yeah. And there was one hundred and five thousand so I looked at a few. And they're just like awful people just lip synching my vines, which is just absurd concept in like in in itself. You know, posted the video in an hour. It got copyright claimed. By you MG, Universal Music Group, which is who take talk licenses all their music from. I'm pretty sure they Universal Music Group has someone going through searching tick tock 'cause it was an hour. Right. Someone manually claimed it someone is going through searching tick tock videos, claiming them, and then giving part of the revenue I'm guessing to the tech talk. Right. Because that's probably some of the deal. Yep. They get to the license or maybe not. I don't know. But anyways, it's essentially p because of tick tock they claimed my video right new. So I did a video people lip synching, my vines that shit that I came up with and then and then they claim by video and are taking all the revenue. I'm like how much can you possibly fuck me in the face get owned how? Honed get on and the best part about this. There was talk ads throughout my fucking day. You everyone that's all my video was getting tick talk mid rolls, and I put two or three in or something like that. And they claim the video and I can't take them out for now. They're advertising their own app and basically paying themselves. Yeah. Yeah. It's like just the biggest cluster fuck of like, why did I ever do this video? Now, just a giant take talk at. I mean, that's like why I've kind of held off like talking about them just in general how I shouldn't. They're fucking they're assholes fucking, they're vicious. Yeah. In the they fucking nailed pay money. Youtuber pay money webby. He had to get a really funny video on them. The he like, he I think he's I think he's kind of why tick talk sort of all that content. Started getting like recirculated. Yeah. Would point though, I actually used to get a lot of or I'm jumping around wha- pay money. So basically, he did a video talking shit about all the tick tock fuck, boys. But he did it was like musically to talk like it was like the transition period and he got a copyright strike from them. What? Yeah. And he and like, you know, he he challenged it and YouTube didn't like really respond, and so he did a video complaining about it. And it blew up, and that's what got it reversed. Damn golic. A million like Gulf one point five million views of him being like what the fuck, bro. It's so fucked it's so fuck your entire app is people stealing shit. How are you gonna copyright claimed people that are actually making like fair you shit where you use the music part? I understand that. I understand why my video got cleaned for the that you can't get around. But it was pretty crazy. Even though I if you reacting to music, isn't it fair use? In a way, I think you could think you can make that case. I just hate fair uses like case per case basis, so fucking annoying. I never know if I should appeal these copyright things or not because it's like, it's just annoying. Did you work so hard on the video and fucking makes money? Yeah. Oh, yeah. I was like I've complained about the ship before I don't have to do. It's just fucking tick talks annoying. So anyways, and and one of my videos got claims. So my outer music is back to the crab. Right. I was unsure a lot of you figure that out by now it's the instrumental of back to the crib which I found randomly like three years ago. When I started getting to one of my videos got claimed for the Jeep high video just got claimed for it by you MG. So so my whole channel might fucking dead. Do you wanna know next week? You can get you can I think you have the option to remove the song. You don't I? Yeah. I contacted will any because his whole channel got him. Odds is and I asked him. What did you do? Did you mute out your music? In the YouTube editor, and he was like, I basically contact my YouTube partner manager, and she was like nothing. There's nothing you can do. It's tough luck. So I think right now what I'm gonna do preemptively is go through and mute all of my ultras where they try to claim them this what you should because otherwise my whole channels, but Dunn's the worst part is it doesn't go to making zero dollars because it does for me, right? All my past videos that we make. Some money four Universal Music Group. Yeah. Four the fucking ten seconds. I use of an instrumental of one of their songs that is the lamest shit ever do. Because it doesn't like fucking it doesn't it will Durant. It doesn't make video. Yeah. It doesn't. It's not like a key part of it. Although a lot of a lot of tweets that eight year out from us. It depends more your videos. Deserve a fucking. That's like, that's honestly, a reason. Why tracked woodworm? Yeah. I'm like, maybe I'll just make one. Yes. Never a problem. Yeah. Because I just used to like rip like instrumentals like here. And they're always different. I'm like nine you like some go to shit that I'm comfortable with. That's what I was thinking. I'll just use it as a as a video idea making my new outdoor song, whatever. Yeah. Going back to the the baby shit. Baby-kissing? Yeah. No, no. I was it just reminds me of because I just watched in the car the girl define video. Some people are tweeting us his girl defined video. It's it's called why I waited till marriage to kiss which I'm not going to get into it. Because maybe we'll do a video on it. But I. I was like what the fuck else is she'd been posting recently since we did because I don't I don't really freak with their channel that often frequent. I don't frequent now. Now. So I go and one of the most recent videos is Bethany bachelor party bachelorette party sorry. And it's like it's like this brunch in there fucking white ass, Utah home, or whatever the, you know, big ass mansion, basically, I don't know how they live in a mansion, but and all the women there are like twenty in there all have baby strapped onto them. Just like damn it is another guy. That's just crazy, man. His I'm not going to say why will like, yeah, it's crazy. And I was they want to you know, why they wanna kiss their baby. They wanna give. They don't wanna wait. It's twenty years old. And you have those natural urges to kiss a baby. But you don't wanna kiss another person's baby. You got to reproduce. You. Gotta do. Right. Yeah. You got. That's how God intended it intended that you have your own babies, and you and you kiss your little kisses on ABC's. Yeah. There are people listening to this being like the walkman. Why did you do that? Why? When I was talking to the captain when we were on the boat. Like who's the captain of dope? Name with our boy or poster he was like we're talking about comedy. And he was saying like in France, and French isn't any French listeners. Correct. As man if he's just crazy and living on a boat. What are you saying that comedians are like the concept of that is a little different in France? Whereas like comedians here like we like we come up with stuff. And like, I don't know we either want to make a point or might be edgy or we might want to challenge something. And he he seemed to be describing comedians as more just purely like performance live. So it's like, it's not really about your opinion. It's about just being funny. It's like it's like, what's okay? Yeah. And he was like you could literally never discuss pedophilia. Can't even make. It's not even like a. Yeah. Like, you could never go to your agent beggar. Pedophilia bit look, no. That's it without brother. So what about a balloon you've already? Good balloons. Can you? Can you? Way better as a way funnier. Yeah. Is I can do it in like a dick shape? No, no, no dog works baby shape, and then kiss it. That works. He's like. Oh, yeah. Case it. Deby the baby. He said. Visi baby's awake. Baby's a baby. Master bring me into baby. So I can game on four care. That's good. Yeah. The half marathon was good. Jumping rock and segues do say, I do I thought it was funny. Like when you run a race. There's a safe one right there sags did what I was up at Feigen. Windsor names plays. Yes. Say yes, it is. Yeah. It was saying we fug d-. We had sags are careful now. Yes, she. Yes. She got on her. That one dude it's that bit for you is like swimming on open water. I know all right coat. He Cody just stayed near the boat. Yeah. And then she funding God down on her. No. No. No. No. No. No, Cody, Cody, she gave me, hey, she got down on our. No, no, no. Summit. No more. No, no, no, no. The half marathon was big sauce. Somebody where Iraq it. Ragged the half marathon. Gonna I'm gonna stop. Yeah. Knows good. It was like, it's it's funny. When you run a race like that. Because what happens is that like people's like tons of people go on the streets and like hold up signs encouraging. You supposed to encourage you. But now over the years, so many marathons have been done, and so many people fucking do marathons now that the signs everyone everyone that hold us. Sign has started like competing with each other in who can do the funnier sign so it ends up not being encouraging at all. And just is a basically a competition for attention for the people standing on the side, not doing anything. Right. What are the? It's really funny. So like one of them was just one of them. I thought was kind of funny was. Don't shit your pants. Like just that to to the people that are like most close to shooting their pants. In the city at that point. You know, what I'm saying another one another one, which I thought was hilarious. Was this girl was holding a sign that said you think this race is hard? Try dating me. Oh, no. I I was like this is hilarious. Not because you not because of your joke that you were trying to make what is hilarious, and the fact that you don't realize how much this proves your sign. In fact, that you somehow made a marathon about you know, you. You know what I'm saying? You think this marathon is hard? Try dating me. Like absolutely not I know right away that would be a fucking nightmare. And that was not funny at all the July when people I'm crazy. Yeah. Yeah. Must men can't handle me. I'm a real woman like United to his or her boyfriend like running and seeing that he's like mile fucking twenty just hitting the wall out of fucking calories. No, electrolytes left. He sees that sign and she's like. I know. Yeah. Nightmare. He just sits himself. He just stands looks at it under smoking. It's funny. Takes off his fucking diaper runner shorts and just just suffocates himself on the track jams minutes. Shits everywhere. And just lays on the ground. Hopefully gets trampled. Speaking of it's like. Those people all those people wanna see when running a race. Like that is like a sign with a hamburger on it. Like a picture of a hamburger something something that encourages you to keep going, right? These jokes. Don't fuck and do anything I'm going to one of the one of them was one of them was a science as I trained for years to hold this sign. Like, the only people that find that funny or the people across the street with another sign that are trying to be funny. I said I trained harder than that guy. Yeah. Exactly. It's like fuck all of you. We should stand there with the sciences kiss. Our kids. Just a twelve year old actor for like, four hours kiss my son kiss. He's just this. Like, wait. What why kiss my dude? Oh, had a dark thought what keep going? See how far we are. 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What he's a social experiment. Joey salad shit right there. Catch a predator. Would you kiss this four kids would you kiss fucking kid? What what the fuck is going on Joey fucking salads in today. We're going to see if people wanna kiss kids on the fucking mouth. So I set up this fork and kissing booth ROY about this fucking kitties fucking hot. And I'm going to see if anybody wants to kill my little third, sir. What's your name? Tom brady. All right, Tom you wanna do kissing booth. A what? I'm a five time SuperBowl winner. I would absolutely love soup this. I can't I can't keep my lips off things trophies. And my wife. What's next? Give me some okay out. Let's say you're bring her out whatever bring them out. Let's see what kiss. Oh, yeah. Yeah. What if Tom Brady thinks these guys like some winning energy, and she's like if he kisses things. Okay. I like that. That's predatory. Yeah. Really is. You know, if I kiss you. Good fortune comes. I don't like that every time I kiss a trophy comes back to me. The link. That at all. You'll what the fuck is good as joy for sale at sea hawk and salads would down here and fucking liberal Californian. Everybody's crazy out here. And so I got a kissing booth now we're going to spice things up. All right now, we're gonna put a foot in we're going to put this kid s s Nazi soon. Okay. And see really just how everybody reacts to after they pay for the kiss. If there's still going to kiss him with the Nazi suit on. It's like what what are you? What are you trying to test? Everybody says Trump supporters in that. But also kiss kids. Let's prove that the not only Nazis Nazi sympathizers, but pedophile as well. So so that's what we're proven. Now. It's amazing. How many like catch a predator bay show? Some some kids luxury pranks did one. I saw that shit. Was that? I I saw that last night catch a predator tick tock millions of us on that shit is like a think I just skimmed through it. I think it's like they set it up like they've found a predator on tick tock and that actually happen. Really? Yeah. It's based on what are they got inspired. But yeah, it's like a tick talk like I had shown onstream. It's it's in a lot of videos like this older like turtle look and move, dude. He like legitimately looks like like a geriatric voldemort like it looks bad. Okay. And like it looks bad. And he has like a bunch of like really set. Actual vines like with a belt, and like he'd have like a bunch of those duets with really young girls like they're blowing kisses and he's blown on bag. No, no. So some girl like tweeted about we talked about this. I dunno whatever some girl tweet. I think we did. But I think it might have been not on the podcast maybe tweeted that he is a center creepy messages. So some other girl did some shit like entrapment she's like kind of lead him on. And he like saying like a bunch of shit like I'd like you. But I shouldn't and stuff like that. Let's so creepy. What happened apparently got nail by the cost really as six universal. Speaking ticks. Probably okay. Why is the work on this theory? Okay. Yeah. This is like this is like like, I'm I'm crafting like making a murder. Do you have like a making a six nine? Yeah. Do you have like a like a pin or whatever? And you're more board, and it has like like string and everything like tween different leads and stuff like that. How six nine blue. I'm determined. Yeah. I don't know obsess over at your whole life is going to come down in shambles around this fucking theory. I just need someone to work at musically or to talk to like, I don't know. Just gimme a sequel dump give me something give me like a string of emails. Did you see like some success with Gumbo or like that'd be so funny if they're just an Email chain between like? The head of trae way and fucking musically. Dislike. Really funny. Yeah. I'm thinking, I'm thinking, we get six nine music in here. And you know, it's great. We have a pretty big user base in the eight to twelve range. And you know, I think it'd be great for your music. Away right there. It is fucking trae way right there. Eight to twelve that's the trail stray away. I got someone someone like misconstrued me is like a six nine. Stan. Okay. Remember, I like one on that whole thing about like, no. He's technically not a pedophile. It was just like I was like all the headlines like six nine pedophile six nine petty. Yeah. I'm kind of like now that undermines it's a lot. It's arguably a lot worse. Okay. He filmed he filmed it. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's pretty weird. It's not even like that's not pedophile. That's like how you're like. Really? Okay. With. Yeah. It's so it, dude. It's so fucking weird that he was like like, what's his thing scum, gang or whatever I'm gangs, like he likes self identified as like a scummy dirty individuals. And now he blew up and his biggest audience is children. How fucking weird is that? How does that should work man weird is Faulk? I know how it works. It's called musically. Exactly. Do a conspiracy video about this brand video kind of weird which one like the one we pulled up on on the anniversary of it's it's weird. Like, he doesn't really want to do it. But he's like sitting there answering those questions you got paid for. Sure. Yeah. It doesn't got paid or it's just all part of his plan. No, he got paid. But I just feel like there was you know, someone was like oh gum. Oh this. This did quite well for us. You know, a Daniel Daniel, we think any future releases would be a wonderful addition to the tick tock library, actually, we we gotta deal with universal, and perhaps, you know. You're good to us. We're good to you. And I mean, the two pinnacles of six nine success musically. And come oh. That's a dead off. Yeah. As a bloom of fog up. I mean, he. It looks like Lisa Franks thicker, and he's he's that's what did it form. Yeah. Because all his old videos are fucking like his old music videos are musty musty smell. Yeah. Yeah. Appealed about smell-a-vision that isn't it? Goes to like two chicks busted as section nine apart section eight apartment on my. Musty we're gonna musty pussy. Did you watch the news as dairies Saudi video? No, I didn't all want is a good. Oh, my God do sub tour. I'm not sub neither. But that should shows up my feet all the time. I'm going to start watching actually actively. I think I'm going to be like an active sub. Yeah. On our channel commenting like every time. She drops new notifications on not get jobs. A new one comment that notification gang. I I'm in their first thing. Sorry about this shit. Let's hear about these Abdous. You took this time ABC. Right. Well, whatever this name address it. Yeah. Yeah. Let's let's hear. Oh. Isn't it? Doesn't mean. Simone, some Moen Bruce Amalean Somalian is coming Somalian. Yeah. Oh, you gotta get it. Yeah. Samoan Abdesslam have this have this. Let's hear about this Abdous. Yo speaking of Samoans Tamale in Somalia now. Now, you just did it fuck. No, no, no, no. It's a Moen. I was going to call back some shit about who knows small, Ian. It's no, no, no. The the the urban dictionary of is. Yeah. Check out says has started new video. She got an musty musty musty story. No Samoans is it. Yes. Oh, I'm just like then. Damn dude. I thought I was going insane, sir. The fucking SD Karch at all over yet. Now, I'm sorry Amalia is a different country that's a country in east Africa, but some Moen's or that I didn't know guys now, I just miss read that whatever. She got up. Yeah. That that story. Yeah. Wanna say it's titled my first time with another girl. Oh my gosh. I don't even want to give give us like a give us a taste cares. It taste. Eating or pussy or whatever. And like, you know, when something tastes like the smell of something. Like her pussy tasted like the smell of beef. You know what I mean? That's that's your. That's that's your preview right there. Preview right there. Oh, if we do that video bangs man, you just she's awesome. Do so perfect like people Hayes that we like it. But it's like for those twenty thousand minutes, she's talking. I'm I'm glued. I'm so glued. Ridiculous says these things just realize how fucking like iconic. They actually are she talks she talks a pussy tastes like this of beef. That's beautiful. That's perfect. It's perfect. It really is that on the shirt that's like actual that. That's actually like poetic in a way tasted like the way beef smell. Gross. I mean, it depends who you are some people might have just got like it or did you did you not like it? You gotta find a gay. I can't even give the. Thank you that way. Are some there? There are many men excited right now that there's a pussy out there that tastes like the smell of beef. I guess that's you though cholesterol. She'll. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, no. No. No. No, no. God knows this sirloin. Thank you. I was going to put me back on a medication. I I can't I have a little bite me. Okay. That's it. Got that beef pussy. It'd be put. Roast beast pussy. Roast beef. Some bad about that species. Dammit. I was thinking someone else. Oh, yes. Some oh. So this other thing Hawaii you'll we get out there for. Oh. Yeah. How was that? I was why I was working like most of it. Okay. Yeah. I get out. We get out of the airport. And you know, like you here. I I worked with a guy who grew up in Hawaii just here like Hawaiians can be aggressive. You know, whatever. I mean, he told me like in high school they just fought like every day. Like, they were it wasn't like some people. I didn't like each other. But he's like, dude, we were just so bored. Okay. And like they had seen you know, what their island favor. Yeah. I guess and like, you know, they just like whatever. So we, you know, we I go figure this rental car. Fucking Escalade big big body with damn. It was pretty it was pretty dope driving. These people on the sidewalk, and it's like, you know, like we just pull up people can be on this. We don't give a shit like we just pull up, and it's like assumed like you're gonna move. Yeah. You know, what I mean like on loading sheds someone's getting in the car just fucking move. So this guy's like kind of block in where. Aurelien under sister at and she's holding like she's got a fucking kid and a stroller guys blocking me and so I- park in these two it's like a Hawaiian couple. They're older we've park in front of them. They didn't like that. I'm like putting like we have a ton of bags because like they got a bunch of baby she doesn't loading shit. And in the car, I look over and this why woman is like shoulder checking Alina sister. She's like I'll fuck you up. And then what she's like she's calling out? Calling out to like her husband. She's like this woman is like trying to hit me. And I like I like watching this on fold, and then the guy starts making threats and like Alina sister's husband is like is like saying shit. He like says something like I dunno. He like he says some dumb shit, and it was so funny. What her sister's husband said, he goes, I think I'm gonna believe my wife before I believe you. And then the guy starts like yapping more. And then he's like he's like I'm locking down the like the guys pissed that we've parked in front of them. Okay. And then he goes by. I don't know. And he's like he turns around he's like I'm fucking putting the harness in for my kids car seat. Like like, I'm sorry. Like I care more about my kid. I don't fucking know you and like like just move. And then like they start. Yep. Like eventually comes out to like move your fucking car while you parked in front of us like this. And that. I'm watching this like, it's all happening pretty fast. And then like the dude looks at me, and I go why the fuck do you care, man? And I'm like, you're gonna forget this. I'm like, we don't know each other. You're gonna forget about this. We're gonna forget about it. And it's taking the high road. No. I just like I'm just kind of just like shut the fuck up. I'm like, you're not gonna care about this in like even in our years, sir. Let's look at this logically. Okay. Yeah. We're second. If you if you would neither of us are going to remember this and twenty minutes, it's not worth the energy, the most get managed engineering. I'm saying if you if you if you if you look at it. Yeah. Well, you parked for my focus cars like well. You know, it actually depends depends. How you look at it. And you look at it. This is a loading zone by law. So technically anyone can park here. So I'm not quite sure if you think about it. Decked. No, I mean, like he was like putting on like he was gonna get tough. And I just like I say that to kind of like in a condescending way. And he's he starts talking again. And I go let it go, dude. Mike, just let it go. Stop talking. Let it go. I'm like, I'm not saying anything that you just like just shut the fuck, and he just like kind of like hell you trails off. Nice. And I started loading the bags in the car, and I just like keep staring at him. Because I'm letting them know. I'm like, you know, I'm fucking. I'm light like you're bigger than me. But I'm gonna the elbows like I don't give a fuck. Okay. We can do this. If I have a shot at meeting anyone. It's a fifty year old, man. I have a shot at this. Yeah. Do more what Hawaiian couple or what? He's like a fat Hawaiian, dude. And you know, he was like and then they start saying shit. Like, oh, you we better not see you later, and because like the islands at small and all that. And then what are you gonna do not? Yeah. And I was like I didn't even like I didn't want to instigate anything. But like I so badly wanted to be like, I hope we see each other later. So we can both do nothing about it than to shut the door. And like get the fuck out or I have a gun. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I've licensed to carry in fucking forty nine states mother fucker. You know, I got so many bags one of these is just filled with guns. And I'm fucking insane. I can actually criminal. Yeah. Fucking criminal. Guess what? Do you know? What's in this bag right here? Two hundred piece gun. Yeah. You heard a mega Tron? Yeah. Gold scar mother fucker chugging here. Grappler, did that actually would have been really funny if I just like filmed it and just like started making fortnight throw. Yeah. Yeah. Just think you're insane. But just shut up. Do you got nine hundred mass right now a fucking box. You win four times pussy. What's? Offer trap kill you trap. God right here where the trap house bitch. Going to have your fucking ice on the feet on blocks pussy. He's about to be you. Yeah. It's about to be me. He's about to be me wanna get that victory. Royale mother fucker in fucking ten minutes. Through the fence shit. He's like, you're what what the fuck is going on shit in my hand. Rub. It all over my body. What's good, dude? What's good? What's good covering your own shit? We love four nine four nine you'll speaking of fighting. Let's get the fuck outta here. These people are saying. He said the cornea shitty. Goes welcome to Hawaii. I hope you don't stay long. Like, okay. I wish I just said something just so random after that like my favorite cars Camaro. What? Or like, yeah. Yeah. Or like just like a rant like random like welcome to Hawaii bitch. I hope you don't stay long. You'll be like well, welcome to Las Vegas bitch. I hope you have a good time pussy. What? Thanks. Thanks for that. Welcome dude. I'm only here. Five days. Welcome to the earth, bro. Cold cold place. You know, we're going with it. It's just like the the fucking lame is city hoping I really hope you don't stay here that long. In fact, I hope you leave very soon. I'll be of turbulence on your flight. How about the? That's what it is. It's like a non threat. Yeah. Like a like a, okay. Yeah. Welcome to Hawaii bitch. I hope you get bad weather. It's like I'm still gonna enjoy it. Sick. Okay. Cool. Okay. Welcome to Hawaii bitch. I hope they're sold out of macadamia nuts at the convenience store. You go to I that would actually be actually wouldn't be fun. Yeah. Bitch. So stay out of our fucking country. At the state, sir. Stay out of our state pussy entry. I literally just country. Yes. Speaking of fighting, dude, I got so many pissed off in the Mayfair. Oh, yeah. Walking up the sarcasm completely escaped them. Really? Couldn't couldn't tell. I was just fucking around. I mean, it was like you were actually roasting them. I mean, I was. Yeah. But like, you know, like the the cardio line. Like so many guys like Connor actually does have bad cardio. I'm like that just goes back to your tea leaf reading, bro. Yeah. What I'm doing is. I'm just getting my saying. Yeah. It's just funny. Seeing all these people being like if Connor just had better cardio and had better wrestling and didn't take too. Yeah. You're describing entirely different fighter. Yeah. If he didn't fuck up. Yeah. If he didn't get his ass be three feet taller. Yeah. He would have won. Yeah. Someone posted a fucking dope. Clip of there were like. Khabib duck and Connor signature left. He did his homework and like it's like a it's a very early fight of Connor. He has this thing where he like steps left under a punch, and then and he that's where he draws his left any. He's nailed so many people on the chin with that guy. He so could be walks forward. Tries to hit him with a right? Connor steps under it brings his left hand up already. Could be knows. It's coming and win Connor Zang's. It he ducks under it and he presses into Connor damn. So he he had his number. Yeah. He just he got beat. Yeah. It's just dude. And then Connor puts this cringe post yesterday. Was it? It's like his like my fight analysis. Oh, oh, no one hundred sing right, dude. Like, not, you know, it's funny like we can watch people like completely embarrass themselves. This one made me cringe, so bad. Really do. I'm just like, oh, you lost me. And just let it go. What the fuck is Instagram notorious MMA? Right. Oh, he kind of saves it at the end by being like, I got beat fair and square, but look. Oh, it's a text post, and he's just like out of this. Yeah. It's like an essay. And he's like grasping at like all these moments where he was like winning in the fight. And he makes its he he tries to frame it. Like, oh, he just caught me like with a lucky, you know, pine shinned. He tries to make it sound. Like, he didn't get like beat. It's like, no, dude. You got got. You know, like, you know, like fight videos and something they're asked beating they still wanna fight. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, this is literally that. Yeah. But like in high school like a high school video at so much worse like some kid gets knocked out and he stands up. He's faces all blade nam. Oh, dude walk in. Let's do this. And then a guy like walks away. Like, I'm not hitting you anymore. Yeah. He's scared Hayes funky law. So what you're scared. It's like Trevor your genes are ripped in half. Yeah. Whatever did whatever you you're here. What is my mouth is hanging out of your mouth tastes like Nichols? Dude. It's the blood that's going all in your fucking mouth. Stop talking. You got s what can you got reams dude got renamed? I never want to be in a fight. Yeah. Fighting like hurts. Yeah. Oh, my friends after fights. They look they were only fight for like, five minutes and the exhaustion. They would have. We're like seventeen tired like fifty TV like. That's why you take the high road. Man. Listen, I know you to punch me right now. But what good is that gonna do really gonna do about it? Now, what if we just abuse each other verbally or right now how about that? Tweet that went by all the other day that was like like, you mother fuckers wouldn't laugh at you was it wouldn't last a second. You sensitive motherfuckers wouldn't last a sense of a second call duty modern warfare to Lally lobby was brutal. It was it was fucked up. It was so funny. Got the guy was getting so defensive. What should I've used? Yeah. Have you tell me what I should have used their instead tell me what should have used instead. Scream scream. They just mom's a bitch. You're a fucking just had. Go. The best part was like when he was like. It was like he calls him, gay or whatever. And he's like on gay. I'm gay or I suck. Dick is that he's a? Sucking my dick. That's you sucking. These are people that don't know each other, by the way, this is just a random Lami if you Ming that was always the best man after the death match when they got dropped back in the lobby and you could just talk shit to the other team. What had worked fellas and what a genius move really was cod developers. They're like, you know, it's going to be good. You know, people get really pissed off a games. We let them talk to each other. She goes, that's sucking. My dick do you kissing my baby? That's you kissing my son head no-no, a guess what a, oh, oh, you know, what you're fucking twelve. Your fucking two. I'm twenty four. No, you're twelve and this is me kissing you. Kizzie on the board. Call me, Tom Radi bitch. Oh, you like that. You don't like that do kissing on? What what is stop it? Now gay guide me, dude. Ayuga can kiss me. Lobby which one is would kiss me on a full face. I'm fucking gay. Fucking gay gay only us. Yeah. All right. Don't do it back to what you stop it. I like playing war games. Wait you ever seen the you might not this is obscure like counterstrike shit you ever seen a video called Sinoe knows? Okay. This is a dude playing counter strike, and they deal with the office the op. Yeah. No. It's a sniper rifle and count. Actually. It's very loud. Okay. And it like at one taps people. Okay. Boom. You have one hundred hundred armor don's. Oh, okay. Yeah. And so it's like the loudest gun in like one point five on the early words a strike, and this video of him demanding people give him the bazooka. Okay. He's I let me get that bazooka. He's like mafia guy said drop that shit. Let me get that bazooka right there. But I don't think he knew how to play the game. Like you understand like buying the gun. And like, I it just everyone's like he didn't know why people were like buying weapons and like the beginning of the round. So he just like chase people being like I gimme that bazooka. So funny. So funny bring it up. I don't know if you'll find it like I used to have to download this video on like there's like a site called like CS flakes. What was called c note? See notes. Yeah. See note counterstrike? Yeah. Bazooka? Fuck see no gun. Know plays counterstrike from seven years ago. My bazooka part one. Yeah. Movie by gram Gleason. We'll get that fucking though, this video is older than seven years ago, brother. Cold. You can't hear. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Hey, you gotta go watch. Just let that I go. Oh my God. This kills me. What you're saying? So that bring you back to the good all day this imagining a crip at a land center. Dislike someone's like, I how to counter strike counter. What? Then they go to this land center, and they pay fifteen dollars to play all day. And he's just like love in this. Let me get that bazooka. It's just funny listening all these fucking nerds being like, oh, you doesn't get it. It's a sniper rifle the play games. He's getting the bag all day. Exactly. Anyway. I gotta go, bro. Do. Yeah. That's the go do the rest of the podcast alone. Yeah. Honestly piece some out. Thank come to our tour. Yeah. Yeah. Seriously. The first official announcement of it. So we're really excited it's gonna be fun. And it's going to be good time. And it's gonna be fun. And it's going to be great. And as well to it's it'll be fun. So come out. It's going to be a good time. And it's gonna be fun stuff. You hurt. You heard it at the beginning twenty five cities. If you heard your city on the list, then come out, it's gonna be fun. That'd be good time. And it's on sale now it's gonna be great as well. No seriously tickets on sale now go cop you a ticket. You got the pre-sale if you're on patriot. We wanna see all your horny faces out there haunting rank has all your forehead. Foreheads? Tiny Mead tour dot com is the website. Yeah. Signing me tour dot com shows at the beginning. Yeah. Thank you. Tiny meat toward dot com. 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Whos in charge of protecting the country right now?
"Wnba legend sue bird spent a decade playing basketball broad in russia. The life of a woman's basketball player is juggling playing in the wnba and going overseas as well. Because that's where you can get a lot of money just to be blunt. I'm eddie mcrae's host of the marketplace podcast. This is uncomfortable this week on the show. We talked to wnba players about their fight. Not only for better pay but versus justice. The new episode drops thursday. Wherever you get your podcasts do it yeah bill listings abuse entrance. Sorry he said he was read. Hey everyone welcome back number one. Do the podcast. Yeah that's definitely number one on the list. We are here to help to help to help. Make today make sense. Can you help help just to help to help. No promise yes. No promises it. It's monday after a long week and a an an interesting weekend. Which i'm sure we will talk about a little bit at least in terms of my little news item And just the general vibe and then we'll do a little make me smile and then we'll get out of your hair about that. How about that. Yeah okay great. All right so much. There's a lot of eyebrows. you dear friends. Thank you for joining us. Where like a little lucky that we have a short show. Today's so we can't just sit here and talk about feelings and thinkings in all of the things Do you wanna start. Yours is very like on point. Actually it's a nice icicle analogical. Oh yeah in a way So mine is it will not surprise anybody listening to this podcast to hear about the firing of the secretary of defense mark s bor today of course via tweet by the outgoing president of the united states. And i just have a couple of things to say number one. Why do you fire the secretary of defense as you're leaving office. I truly don't understand that. All i can think of is that it's spiteful and vengeful and designed to a jerk power number one number two there have been reports this afternoon from Jake tapper cnn and others Who are plugged in in the washington scene saying that There are conversations about firing gina. Hospital the director of the central intelligence agency and Chris wray the director of the fbi as well. And i would like to submit as my item number three. That is a full blown national security crisis just full freaking stop And i don't understand number one. Why but number two and look. You're gonna laugh you're gonna laugh. I don't understand why. Republicans aren't standing up and saying what in the hell is going on here. I told you it's just it's so bad. It's so bad of the many things that have happened in the trump presidency. That are not normal to get back to where we were on friday normal. No normal this is so not normal. And i just don't understand what's going on. I have a friend of mine. A woman who works in national security in washington and. I texted her this morning. I said all. I all i said was f f s and she said. It's like the game of thrones man. It's game through yeah. I wanted to write good. I mean it look. It's one thing to take out your grievances on the way out the door. It is quite another thing when taking out. Those grievances makes this country less safe and nobody thinks that getting rid of e essentially the nation's or as the times put it decapitating. The nation's national security bureaucracy is scary. It's reckless us less safe. It's like when i mean. I had a similar feeling. I remember saying this to my montana relatives. In fact when It became clear that a large swath of the white house infected with covid nineteen and then the joint chiefs of staff all went into quarantine. And you know saying to some family. Who don't necessarily who think you know. Well look at some. This was unavoidable. The amount of death. It's a new virus and you know but it's like look the failure to contain. This has made this country less safe in this moment in particular with the joint chiefs. And then you look at this action that does not seem to have an explanation and if it spreads and this is this is the moment when we see how dangerous this tantrum could get today. What it's gonna take to actually make the president realize that he's actually lost this election. He's done and the thing. I keep thinking about being a history. Weenie that i am is august of nineteen seventy four and barry goldwater and john roads and Hugh scott two representatives and obviously the senator from arizona. Barry goldwater went down to the white house and told nixon he was done. He was going to be patient. Lessee left and that's what it's gonna come to you and yet today mitch. Mcconnell stood on the floor of the united states senate and said nope. I'm good with happened anyway. Yeah that's i mean yup yup mine is also a similarly sort of accommodation not similarly at all. This is a combination of good news. Bad news one is that You know president-elect. Joe biden and vice president-elect kamala harris immediately appointed this transition cove nineteen advisory more what most people have said is look. Obviously it doesn't have a lot of power yet because they're not in the white house however it is a firm consistent mask message and that that all might self is a plus it is a it is a plus to demonstrate trust in officials some of whom have been fired by the white house but it is also meaningful to have leader. Stand up and say you really have to wear masks Because even as we heard the good news today that pfizer may have a a fairly effective looking vaccine on the near horizon and reassured us all that they the company had nothing to do with operation warp speed and didn't take any money from the united states government there could potentially be a little bit arrested which is also weird position in which i find ourselves. The dark winter is already starting. New york is already talking about potentially having lockdowns in utah the governor declared mask mandate in chicago They're talking about the possibility of another stay at home order in the places where it's starting to get cold. In addition to you know cases having been rising all the united states the reality is that this is continuing to get worse and is just is. It's just deeply. It's gonna take a lot so it's gonna take a lot so this sound weird but i heard that Vaccine news this morning and a very large part of me went yes. God finally is going to be over and then there was a part of me. That was not a small as. I would like it to be that went. I don't know if i'm ready for like seeing people and traveling and going out and because we've been doing nothing for like eight months now It was weird very weird feeling to have we'll in a vaccine is invisible. I mean what you've basically just described as the reason why the reason that we've been saying for the last eight or nine months that just because you open it up doesn't mean people are gonna come. Apparently it does mean that. If you open your bar that people come and and if you open your state with the sturgis motorcycle rally that people will come and then this proved to be the turning point that took this thing all over the country however they're not gonna go everywhere and like this is why the economy's going to be slow probably for a long time because i'm with you. I'm not i vaccine. I believe in it especially if it comes from germany. But it's invisible you don't see it you don't know and you and we've all gotten potentially a little bit phobic now like oh for sure you know. What the best part and that the the beyond tech Founder story is right. How much do you love. They are turkish immigrants to germany. Who started the company and did this science right after all that whole refugee and this and that stuff over there anyway but yeah it's crazy turns out let's get the job done emigrants did you did. I did not. Oh but there's a piece in the times today. Did you see this early hamilton Bought and sold enslaved people. It's been it's been out there in the hamilton literature for a while but apparently knows during the new york times. Anyway i mean they look they all probably had some relation to back then is not the terrible history that we all have to acknowledge unflinchingly and figure out how to deal with them. That's actually going through the many many of our stories going forward and possibly tomorrow. yes actually. That's true that's true. Oh for sure. Speaking of which tomorrow. Let's give it a plug right. We're going to have kimberly here and to talk things over about where things stand. Now with the election done And where things actually go right economy in sort of culture in technology and all that other stuff you know. Yeah so she'll be smiling so let's finish it off go rarely comes on nope goodness right on it Okay so there's an amazing video that's been floating around out there today of a former prima ballerina from new york Her name is marta gonzalez. She is suffering from alzheimer's and there's a video of her listening to a recording of swan lake. And what this video does is. It focuses on her as she recognizes that it is swan lake dance. She has dance ballet. She has danced zillion times and you see her come alive a little bit and it is the absolute craziest thing because they cut in her dancing in her prime and then her sitting there in wheelchair as a as an old old woman doing this doing the choreography wheelchair. So she's doing arms. It is unbelievable. Tony is gonna put it on the show page. It's out there on twitter. Just google ballerina. Alzheimer's and it's gonna come up. It is unreal. it is unreal and the mean greedy. I can't wait to watch that. Super bowl mine is that. I have been so full disclosure. I've been doing this working on an hour long special for the tech show around climate Climate change adaptation resilience technology. And so i have it on the brain. We've been doing some really cool interviews. And then i saw today that td bank because you know look. This is our story. Climate change is a business story and the economics of it are going to drive however we respond so because we know that fossil fuels are a bad for the world and be increasingly bad business. It was very notable that td bank toronto dominion bank said on monday that it will not finance oil and gas art activities in the arctic. You open it up on your way out. President trump but we are not interested in that investment said td bank Which is also kind of surprising. Actually because canadian lenders like canada you know. I know all y'all thought you were going to move there but it's not. It's not so great i'm not. I basically grew up in canada in north dakota like everybody done and thank you. You're great good job. canada anyway. Candidate is not has not historically been anti fossil fuel. Let me just put it that way and so it is a. It's a shift. It's a big shift for canadian. Lenders impacts i think last just last month. The royal bank of canada became the first one to say that it would not directly finance exploration development in arc. Well yeah it made me smile because the monarch climate bits kick. It's awesome is really cool. It's really cool. Yep there we go business done. Got some ballet. We got some business unbelievable and then a reminder believe we will be back tomorrow you can't and we've actually like to know what's on your mind if you have reactions to the weekend. Yeah like send us your questions or comments. As the voice memos make me smart at marketplace dot. Org hope to hear from you literally also questions for wednesday. Right we would. We would take questions for wednesday bright. Lots of people like we should be doing. It expanded what. Do you want to know wednesday. Because the questions they are many make me smart is produced by mercer cabrera who just had a small heart attack our digital producers tony wagner. We're not gonna do a longer show that. I know of and eric phillips or newsletter or we might i dunno daniel ramirez turns off the mic. Anyway erica charge. He engineered Out of studios down daniel today. He composed our theme music with ben. Tolliday donna tam is senior producing starting eva's executive directing. I still don't know what that does. I don't know what that is marissa's totally down for a longer show on wednesday. Love it boom.
Episode 15 - It's A Wrap!
"Do you like to cook. I mean sometimes I guess when I have time sounds like your kind of over it kind of over it. We'll do you need some suggestions or tips. Media Hung any union share. I'm with me well. That's kind of what this podcast is all about. We'll aren't then let's do this. I'm Candice Conley and I'm Italian Banja and this is not a single fork another podcast about food and cooking yeah but we're going to keep it real this. Is it so weird. It's gone by so fast. It's the final countdown take care of death right. I opened that up so you can sing. They're they're going to wrap it up this episode fifteen and our final episode food of Season One. Yeah that's awesome. We have such a blast doing this podcast and really had kind of had no expectations dictation. No none of them are starting this out but it's turned into this great project that we want to just keep going on forever but we're not going to. Belabor the season one experience. We're going to move onto other seasons but we want to wrap this up and kind of bring you full circle with us because our our mission was to take you step by step from being stressed out about cooking too where you actually might enjoy it so you guys there now. Are you ready. Are you ready enjoy cooking kitchens ready and prepared and set up her smell. I am used so you have. Let's see you tools. Rules tools not not shitty to a bunch of tools not yeah. I just Don countertop off got good cutting board good cutting board and you've got news. Even you figured out that if you'll just put some music on and drink and have some comfy clothes or naked or or naked I yeah I remember naked Canadian cooking. Yeah we still love that. Whatever works for you guys yeah so your attitude so your attitude about cooking is a lot has a lot to do with it so we've tried to make it fun and informative so that you don't take yourself so seriously when you're going through all this so you're organized now and ready to go and hopefully we sent you out so well that you're ready to not be with us? Uh so you won't listen to episode to be silly or season to season two. Sorry Yeah we we've been so caught up with episodes. It's kind of funny to say. Season two is so weird yeah but season two is going to be. We're going to tell you about season two in a minute but it's going to be entirely different from season one other other than the stress free part and that we're both going to be here and we both be here. We'll both be half-staff so get out there and go for it because we had all those episodes just for you from in the beginning so what's the point that we are reaching for here. I mean from the beginning we were into new cooking basics basics relaxing at home which we just kind of talked about getting everything ready and prepared and put into place yeah and we had a lot of of. I think maybe people even were like okay. When are you going to get to the food because we had so many kind of step by step. Let's get ready to do this part because I've seen that I hate to say it but that's that's important. That's a super important part and I know that takes a little more time and it does take more time for your head to wrap around that but wants that gets you get that down then the cooking's easy right because and I know that probably a lot of people have before well. Ah Let me even backup farther so you read these recipes or you see. These people doing all this fun stuff on TV with all this different kind of food and you think I'm just going to jump jump in there and do it but if you don't have the background to kind of understand what you're doing then that's when you get into the stressful will not fund situation than you. Maybe you don't ever want to do it again. Yeah so that's kind of our point of starting from the beginning thing and working our way through where we are now so we had to do Meson plath home so friendship Eta Meson plays Ms Applause Hall so so remember. That's the putting everything into place and being organized. It is and to know that you have everything that you need when you start cooking. That's one of my thing especially in the cooking. Classes is to teach people that when you start when you start cooking that you you get in the middle of it and you go. Oh I need an onion chopped. I don't have any oh shit. I don't have any everything's burning on the stove and actually I've just had a friend recently told me that they listened to that episode and that they really learned a lot and they loved it and they loved having like all their little bowls of stuff and their garbage bowl and they said it helped so much just to do that. Made them feel relaxed in Eddie's a little bit more so that was nice to hear it just becomes an easy process yeah so we we went through that so getting organized and then we of course we talked about measuring which also I have to tell you news and I've had multiple friends. Give me multiple shit about this episode because now when I go out with them they're like Oh. How much is this just kidding. You don't even know how to measure. Ha and I'm like guys has come on like I hear all the time now really yeah. I get a Lotta Shit for that a Lotta Shit well of course they already knew that. I was that way so yeah so we we don't we don't love measuring we understand there is a time and place for it however we mostly avoid it the play yes doing. I don't like to wing it yeah. Because then we talked a little bit about cutting shit up knife skills. We talked about not doing that in the car while you're driving but forgot about that yeah yeah and I know this is a small short little segment but like we said I think in that episode like you're not GonNa learn how to cut things up by listening to us on a podcast. No no well and you're not going to learn how to cut stuff out by coming to one of my knife. Skills class become a professional like that and like two hours no no so so you have to practice practice practice practice practice makes perfect and honestly we've had a lot of people who like to watch cooking shows and they pick up some good skills from that night is is a good reference point if you're watching and you're watching in detail about what they're doing you can learn from that too yeah absolutely so one one of the knife skills are that's super basic but super important and it will make your life so much easier if you'll just take some time and not necessarily every day but maybe every time you cook just to concentrate on it a little bit and you'll find that it will get easier and easier when it goes back to the right tools find a knife you like make sure it's sharp think about like whatever job you guys do during the day. If you don't have the right tools to succeed yes it's not gonna work and it's going to be more stressful stressful and cooking's the same way and knives. Don't have to be expensive right in fact most things don't throw it in the dishwasher the dishwasher and you can sharpen happening with whatever kind of sharpener you have and it doesn't matter so that's kind of the basic basics and then we got into flavors. There's an seasoning salt and pepper versus all the herbs and spices and all that jazz and then we finally got ought to food and how to create a plate right yeah yeah and I think the I really kind of thought that was fun to talk about making in talking to people about how you kind of design a balanced platon with your protein your carbs and your veggies and you know one thing that I thought about and we really didn't talk about fruit very much like we talked about free to all any type. No I don't I love for candice doesn't like for I didn't grow up with a mother who pushed fruit on us because she really didn't care for free too much so but she was a vegetable person. That's for sure but eat fruit guys nice fruits good and it should be part of your diet as well but we just mainly talked about. Maybe we can throw that in. We'll throw that season two. We'll talk about some fruit stuff. Maybe some free yeah yeah at the holiday at the holidays yeah. So what was your favorite. What's what's been your favorite episode. Do you now. Can you pick one well. I like them all aw well. Yeah I mean I enjoyed. I think the one I enjoyed the most was poultry chicken. Yeah that was fun. That was fun I I do. I would say the same thing that or meet because I feel like we can just talk and talk and talk and talk about that but I agree. I think chicken was we were flowing well. We we're talking to each other talking about chicken all the different kinds of metal poultry things so those would be birds by the way and so those are our favorite episodes. I wonder what our listeners favor episodes are. Maybe you WANNA share this with us. Let us know we want to know for. I hear that so now it's time for our shouts and thank yous have so many. I know who's at the top of the list though mark of course Mar- Martin Yeah he did the most wonderful podcasts music for us so we really want to say thank you to mark Gibson. I own my God canvas what I think he's here really yeah. Oh where is he. I don't know let me let any mark their money in such a nice surprise everybody yeah so now we can do a real. Thank you to mark Gibson by the way I don't believe just does podcast jingles. No that's not my bread and butter but it was a really fun project to do with you gals. What have you got coming up. I have a new studio album coming out in the spring. Wow okay tell us about that. 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#49: Cover Cropping & Companion Plants
"Good Morning Good Morning. They don't have coffee to get through Second Cup could to go. I'm I'M ON MY I. It's almost gone. Should we felton what we started. Oh well That's what you get do so last week you came up in conversation that cover cropping was going to be a whole topic of itself bill. Yeah so we'll do that today. Okay we'll try. Why don't we start with housekeeping keeping housekeeping at the beginning? Sure the house. Thank you to our patrons John Hargreaves in Tracy Terrell new patrons which you know getting more and more every week. I guess we're doing something right. Awesome what else. We are remiss in calling out our buddy mark at mountain view hop ops. It's been a few weeks since we talked about mark. Hi Mark and mark sent us Chris Presence which was very nice of him. We got in person his candles soaps of I say see release smell smell. Yes thank you. Mark S Hugh Mark. Good good stuff and the heavy wrapping paper. 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Thanks for the all the feedback and all the recommendations that helps us so much. Get a pulse on what people are really looking for and the support. Several of you said you're not going to stop doing which doing argue because we love the content. It's just to deliver was not the right way to do it. We really appreciate all the honest feedback. Excellent hitting and moving forward. Yup We heard you all right. I think that's the end of how Stephen K.. When about cover crops cover crops companion plants bio-diversity all that kind of stuff so so as a reminder from last time we were talking about You know dealing with weeds and the fact that cover cropping. He's just came up on a side. Note can be helpful because you're really smothering the shallow root whereas you won't harm the deeper root hot plants and then what about more cover cropping up to the topic. Let's push it off. So yeah so we were. We're talking about shallow rooted weeds and deeply-rooted hops and the fact that all of the The the anything else who growing your hop yard is going to compete with the hops for nutrients and water and you name it right. But as anyone who's grown hops and Eddie degree of success knows that when the hops get really out of control along the ground level within the row they just formed this matt adding of of runners and shoots and wow they choke out the weeds pretty darn well well. Why don't we use a cover crop? Why don't we put something else growing in there that can choke the weeds out everywhere right and that was originally? I thought when I started growing hops seems like a lifetime ago. Lil as a techie SCIENC- horticulturist. I said wow look at the way. They do this in the Pacific northwest or certainly in Europe Europe with the heavy towing and whatnot. That's really awful. Wanted to cover crop and in some more semi arid red locations. That may be fine but foolish me. I didn't understand downy mildew at the time so all of our hop yards when we first started. I seated down to Dutch white clover which is an annual clover that usually is in like Residential Lawn seed mixes. Because I said hey it fixes nitrogen nitrogen orebro really densely flowers. It's you know so pollinators will love it. This is great. It's good stuff so the first thing that is we see that everywhere we see over the entire hop yard in the row in the interro everywhere and we don't know problem the hops. Oh come through. Zona grows about four inches tall. So no problem right. Probable kept the weeds down. Great but problem. The problem is for us in. Wisconsin is downy mildew and what ended up happening. was that that clover kept the soil surface. Damp in cool at the perfect speculation temperature for downy mildew I think I think that was the first word I didn't understand sport relation speculation Real work real word. Google the hell out of it so we were inadvertently basically building an incubator for downy mildew in our hop yard so that cover crop the first thing we did so. Kill it off the mountain so so we want we. After the season was over we made sure to to burn off all the Chemically burn off all the the clover off the mounds. So he said Oh. We're going to get the the hop op crowns. Hi on dry and The the this won't be a problem anymore wrong because the plover was still really dense in the Interro oh and even though we would mow it. Yep It's adding green manure nitrogen back into the soil because clover fixes nitrogen region from the air and doesn't really rob it from the soil. That's why we used it. It wasn't really competing with OPS. That way we figured. Hey No problem but because we have such good downy mildew weather in Wisconsin that clover in the interro still acted like an incubator for downy mildew and no matter what we did any way shape or form we could not keep our certainly our late season Downey so the stuff that crops crops up and you'll see it on the cones and causing all sorts of havoc just before harvest We couldn't keep it on control. The clover was keeping the relative humidity. Artificially high in hop yard right next to the soil. So we had to because of our downing pressure was so high right we had to go to a moonscape. We had the till everything. We couldn't have anything growing in our happier hops in order to reduce the downy pressure and that was a hard lesson learned over numerous years. And I start out this way right. You're like holy crap. I thought this is going to be all about cover cropping so james just said this is bad so we're done ten minutes ten minutes. Yep Super Super Easy today enjoy your drive to work. It didn't work for us because of our specific conditions and then people would say well. Maybe you had the wrong cover crop and I would say maybe they are right. So let's talk about the the important factors when considering to cover crop or not. What are the benefits or the drawbacks And in how you might they go by doing this any questions. So far I the one I would have is this. We spent the whole last episode talking about pre merges and using those control for weeds. We've also talked about the fact that you will so benefit from dealing with the weeds advanced than having to just pull weeds when they're there because it's torturous I guess my question or my statement is so the pre emergence while they're very important not enough and that's why we also to cover cropping or was it more a matter of finding the right balance. I think it's finding the right balance because if we look at human beings for whatever reason we love we're creatures of absolutes right so it's like moonscape or fully planted cover crops and like you know what it's all is like say snot that simple. So there's there's a a whole spectrum of options in between those two and every bodies micro-climate and their own growing scenario may require different approaches. So it's not all or nothing right. The idea of keeping your mounds bear because we know I I mean we could list off black so the the number of diseases and insect problems could have by keeping other plant material. Close to your hops right. This would be a reason why you wouldn't WanNa plant right up to your hop grounds background rot Red Crown Rot. What Red Crown Gall? downy mildew hop bye borer corn borer all sorts of diseases and insect pest tissues that would potentially be exacerbated if you have a lot of dense cover right up next to your hop crown so so that would speak to putting down pre emergence. So you don't have anything else growing on the mound rate. Sure but what about the Interro you know. So let's say you're you're you're on a twelve foot centers between your your rose so call it Four meters for giggles and and. That's an awful lot of open soil space. So what are you GonNa do there. Well what's wrong with keeping it open. Well you can keep it open if you want to. How are you going to keep it opened because again? If you've got anything else growing in your happier that's going to compete with your hop. So do you have two choices. Nothing in there that requires work having nothing that requires work You work means money and time and it's also potentially not very good for your soil right. We talked about continuous tilling. And how that's no good or you put something in there that you can determined to be beneficial so things things like. I said earlier clover or Alfalfa that actually fix nitrogen from the air. They're gonNA ROB as much nitrogen from the hops and actually at the end of the season if you wanted to you could till that in. And that's what we call green manure right. So you're actually adding nutrients to the soil and that nitrogen nitrogen. That's in that plants going to break down over time and give you a really nice slow release nitrogen. So that's a good option for organic growers option for most growers. Actually I would. I would just make the point there because we talked to agreement or before and a common question that comes back with. What do I do with the vines? I've decapitated they don't don't mean great agreement or if I recall day they do not. They're all woody so the leaves and things like that that are on their adding that back as compost compost or Mulch. Really careful because usually there's you know you're growing a monoculture so there's insect disease you know viral viral potential issues there that need to be hauled away composted and then put back on the yard if you're at all concerned So that's that could be used a soil amendment but it wouldn't necessarily be green manure as opposed to likes Barley or some other living. Cover crop that you just go in and actually while ballots still alive till it in that would be agreement or so those are your two two options for your Interro to have a bear or to control what plants are going to grow there. I would prefer to have the control so then people say well what plants should I grow. And how tall should they be. And how should I manage them and Blah Blah so think of this as a a cover cropping as a management tool if you have a bear parking lot asphalt rate the biodiversity so the number of things living there is going to be pretty small all comparative. Oh say a meadow right short. So why is that. Well it's because in a meadow you have a wide wide selection of habitat so living quarters Different temperatures and moisture conditions different food sources all all sorts of things that would attract just a multitude of living organisms. You creating a home for interactivity which which asphalt does not give you that's correct so Along with interactive is predation rates. So you have insects insects and critters and other things feeding on other insects and critters and other things and you have scenarios where diseases can't get a hold hold because there is no monoculture. There's other what we call a occupy that niche so like the save they've downy mildew for example gets a hold of your hop so well because you have a monoculture. It occupies a niche that is not being occupied by anything else so so if you could find that niche that Downey likes to inhabit and occupy. It was something else. So basically sorry vacancy then your Disease pressure could potentially drop which is sort of a strange idea. But that's one of the ways. Having A bio-diverse farm can can actually benefit. You is by taking away those niches for those for those disease pressures. Those really are two spectrums between Moonscape Ping right clean tilling burning down or whatever you're GonNa do and having a plant hop yard so you're like wow why would I not do this well By think you're trying to do this commercially so remember anything that you're going to put in. The interro is going to cost you money and time to you deal with so you're GONNA have to plant it. You're going to have to maintain it yes. It takes maintenance and then how are you going going to maintain your operation getting down through their tall really you don't think perennial unless it's very very short so why not perennial well so there are some perennial aspects that you can put in there. I mean you're not gonna I suppose you could see your entire inter into rose to To to comb flowers but the you have to consider perennials. have much deeper tap uproot and general and so they're going to be able to scavenge more nutrients than some of the more shallow rooted. annuals that are going to be in the INTERRO. So if you're going through through in your fertilizing your hop rose and you're just doing it on the mound and you've got shallow rooted annual plants. In the interrail that fertilizers moving moving down through the soil column in less so horizontally but if you have deeper rooted perennials they can or more certainly the more aggressive rooted perennials aching sort of grow into the fertilized an irrigated zones and out compete repeat hops for some of those nutrients in some cases you know perennial grasses have shown to be very effective in like semi arid regions but I can get him to that data from research studies but but in general we look towards annuals because usually usually at the end of the year. We WanNa tell all that stuff in to add those nutrients back to the soil that it took out of the soil as well as break break. Any sort of cycles could be we'd cycles. It could be disease cycles. It could be advantageous Insects or something. So it's not something that we're planting in manicuring like a garden for years and years and years sort of a annual cyclical thing Asia right. Okay so let's think about this now. The idea of cover cropping is to keep the weeds. Down with something that's less noxious okay. So what are our options while James You said perennials perennials. No perennials. I said you gotta be careful with perennials. But let's consider annuals so the first thing that most people go to our annual grasses because they grow fast they grow dense dense. And you can mold them. They don't grow very tall so people look at things like well. What's an annual grass wheat? Rye Oats those are all annual grasses. You're like wait a second. Those are those are like farm crops. Yup but they're also cover crops and they're cheap as opposed to like grass seed for a lawn so you can go down to the to the store to Farm Depot and coop or whatever and get a fifty pound bag of of Rye annual Rye and seed it down without much of a problem. Tom and boom. You're going to get right and you can even know it but it's GonNa die at the end of the year so you could tell it in and you know it's not gonNA re sprout. It's in if it goes to seed. Those seeds usually aren't viable. But even if they are it's not like it's GonNa Infest your entire hop yard also good ways of first time doing it. You know. It's a one to one done. Yep You don't stop there next year. Yeah I've used oats and Rye in the past and they worked out fine specifically when I was doing like new plantings. Like a new hop yard. Where the soils just recently turned over and you know? Oh you've got a a seed bank in there that's just gonNA explode We would not even till it we go in with a seed drill and actually you know drill real the seeds right into the ground so disturbing little soil as possible and getting those that that ride to pop in and smother out the other. Weeds worked out really really well mice so that annual grasses are people's you I go to that's great for we'd coverage but it doesn't really do a whole lot for biodiversity. Because you got a monoculture right. It's all rye or oats and it also like well. I know what it's GonNa do for biodiversity but but it will provide habitat for Predator insects. which will help with you know controlling some some insect pest problems certainly spider mites just to clarify that it is providing a home for insects that will fight the spider Mites? You're not increasing reside rights SWAT corrupt jeter. Yep correct and and they found that like was some of these perennial grasses perennial fescue in semi arid regions like the Yakima Valley in Washington to that That they're instances of Mike explosions so to speak. Were were greatly diminished by implanting in the Inter role with these fescue just because they provide habitat for predators but once again by challenges to find a picture for Instagram of a might explosion explosion. You are challenged your that. Do Good job offense I I I found cash on the field. Did Not you. You did find cash on. That was impressive. In fact you got a lot of facebook props on that one so sorry it might explosion. Yes so that doesn't mean that you know you can't have increased biodiversity around the rest of the farm. which which is what we focused on? And so any place that was on the farm that wasn't being farmed or could be planted to the natives was and we would have large call him bio buffers. Sometimes they call them bio swailes which are just big swaths chiefs of native plants. That's where you're biodiversity comes from those whatever. Plants Thrive best in your environment like last the last time we talked about my neighbor calls weeds but My wife and I've been restoring about an Acre worth of prairie for twenty years. It's gorgeous now. It was a absolute nightmare for about ten years. But once you get it established with you know dozens and dozens dozens and dozens of of endemic species. All of your predators and your biodiversity will come. You don't have to go out and buy by Predators Ray a lot of folks use bio bio predators for pest control folks. If you don't have any place for them to live or reproduce reproduce. They're going to go away so the first thing before you buy any predators for your hop yard is to make sure they've got the right home we found and being with our bios Wales and then literally being right across the road from a wetland huge track of wetland that that we didn't have insect problems I in the I don't remember how many years here's fifteen years I never want sprayed for insects never once now for mildew it was a daily routine Almost never we've never had to. That also comes comes down to deciding what pressure is economically. You know impactful for you did close once with Japanese beetles but it was just. I was going to wreck the biodiversity my hop yard. Just to take care of those things is so it can work. But you've got if you'RE GONNA go that approach with cover cropping cropping and companion planting is I think you call it earlier We you have to be all in has to be part of your process us. Not just something you do on the side and see what happens because it's not gonna work so it can work again. Everybody's is location is is different but is certainly doable. The way the where we would put these things. These non cover crop plants there. The Bio diversification vacation project as we put them around the perimeter of the hop yard fence rows Next to the Barnes not too close. We had a walkway around there. Just because a rodent issues Rodent break We will keep around the greenhouse clear because we didn't want any anything clogging up the air intakes and or extra insect pressures around there but all through the drainage swailes along the road and any place that wasn't wasn't a critical drive path that we weren't going to get upset about if we had to drive through with director and that maybe occasionally got mode. It also helped to keep down the weed pressures from our invasive species like a Wild person which is awful. Don't remember the parsnips that's interesting Awhile Parsnips Paul. Yeah that's the stuff. If you break you get the sap on your skin. It in the light hits it it turns into blisters It's like mother. Nature's napalm almost awful than the only way to control that is continuous mowing continuous mowing. So we would do that right when it was flowering and then hopefully hopefully the other plants could grow in and smother it but yeah it's A. It's a pain in the butt literally. We've just lost our two wild parsnips growers out there yes. Sorry guys. If you're on Wisconsin. You're going to prison get out of the state What else can we talk about? Cover cropping. That's that's a lot of options it again. It's important to talk talk about the fact that they that it's not an on one solution as you said earlier on me. Still go back and listen to our discussion from last week. I'm pre emergence if you haven't because they really do need to work together how how will reemergence destroy your cover crop. How about that? Well if you put a pre emergent down and then try to seed feed into it. It's not gonNA work out so well it's going to keep them from coming up so that's the thing with pre emergence the you don't put the pre emergence where you want which cover crop People a lot. I know we can talk about. Let's talk about this idea of companion cropping so you're like. Hey I've I've got this acre of hops and in most of it is I'm not using it as just roast drive down. I'm going to plant something else in there or something viable to actually sell. Oh yeah yeah so. There's a guy down the road from our first hop yard. He stopped in one day and he's like Yep now granted this is when we are really tiny as an Acre acre. And a half and he's like yeah. I'm right down the road here. We're putting in polls we saw putting them polls twelve or fourteen eighteen years ago putting them polls. We're GONNA have one hundred acres. Oh really okay hundred acres YEP YEP and the first the first ten acres these are GONNA BE U Pick hops some old so like you pick strawberries yet. They're going to be you pick hops. We're not GONNA Harverson. We're GONNA make people come come up and pick 'em brewers can come out and take them for your ladder is like and then we're gonNA play raspberries in between the rows. So how are they going to get in there to pick the to pick the hops. Well we're just GONNA put one role raspberries right down the middle. They can get in their picked. hops will will. Yeah well how. How are they going to get to the hops? Because you know the hops are pies so you get the bringing ladders. Or whatever like that's their problem title Great Business Plan Interesting now. Those are still there. He did put raspberries in there. But those raspberries have been dead for ten years now. It's just a skeleton stick in the air back there so I think the house vacant now to do you know. Did he ever actually go to market. Get with the the pick your own. No never got that far no any put in. Maybe a half an Acre Charles. I can't imagine them even. Let's put science aside. I know that Mitch dial inside when I said that but put the science side even if that was viable always thinking market like I am who who is the the market for come. Pick your own. hops me coming to picture on apples and strawberries. You bring the kids but other than the local homebrew grew. WHO's coming to pick their cops? I can't tell you the number of times. People have come to our workshops and that was there that was their big hook really. And we're GONNA do pick your own hops. I said really did you. Just listen to what I said. I said you know you get about five days to get any given variety off right. He's like yeah but you know they come out and get them and they'll pick whatever I'm like. So then whatever's left over is just going to go to go to hell is like well. Yeah I said do you have any idea. How long takes handpick cops? Yeah I was just people have these ideas in there. Just they do not want you to shit on their on on their parade and they won't listen to it but but this idea of planting inbetween hop rose with of another viable crop. have mean it's tempting because you're like I WANNA make the most use of that space but then you realize how much how many times you have to go down through those hop yards and spray to control anything thing. Conventional Organic doesn't matter. So what are you gonNA do. You're GonNa what are you gonNA grow. That's really low that you can constantly drive over. Well auto strawberries okay. You can do that but now. You're growing strawberries. In an area that is going to be relatively well shaded and strawberries. Don't take well to that. So try again I'm GonNa grow so you keep doing this and you start to realize that you know what no. There's a reason why they don't enter crop with anything else. In hop production. Not only does it create a giant pain in the ass from a maintenance standpoint an operation standpoint but all those nutrients you're putting on your hop crop are for the hops are not defeat other things so any other any other crop load you put in. That system is going to require inputs light water food and you're already pretty maxed out out on the carrying capacity of that land with what the hops are going to require. How many orchards and vineyards grow other stuff in between there rose for are you know for harvest? Nobody and there's a reason for that you want to maximize your your available. Resources in land is available well researched it is painful to look down those wide rows and you build a wide enough for attractor man. I could do something but don't be tempted to do that. You know if you WANNA put put Alpine strawberries in there and the birds have them. If that's what you WanNa do but you know you're going to be those as those inter rose. Dr Rose. Those are maintenance access points and they they can have a a strip of of other cover down the middle right to keep the weeds down and to provide some some biodiversity in there but You know that's not vacant vacant. Land so to speak. That land is being used by the hops because by year. Three or four. The entire plantation floor of your hop yard is nothing but hop roots. It's not your hops aren't just growing in the meter wide. Row that you've plowed you have to spread the spread underneath everywhere and I hadn't thought about the latest shoe but sure if you have a good robust crop you've got shade in between those rose you do and we try to do what we can for air movement rights to reduce the the disease pressure but it can get pretty pretty damp in there and certainly when you're down on the ground level like that and a lot of those crops that you would. I think that you would want to grow. What are you going to grow tomatoes in there? You know grow Zucchini in there. Those are like full sunlight plants and they get powdery mildew at the drop of a hat so granted. It's not the same powdery. Mildew that hop skip but still you're putting them in an environment even if they would grow. That could be right for powdery mildew. Now you're GONNA go spray for powdery. Mildew on your Guinea probably not. Don't do it if if you WANNA have biodiversity in your hoppy are do it around the edges Pang. We hung bird houses We we had bat habitat. We had you name it. That's great do as much as you can there. But where you're hops are growing for hops and any other plants that you're going to have been there should be considered weed abatement and entreated a such. I'm a huge fan of bats. Bats are awesome. We lived our press pest house we lived on a bog in all of our neighbors. I had not stopped. We had not this. We had a bad has Yeah well we lived on. The farm was right out there across from wetland so us imagine the Mosquitos could get pretty heavy out there. We would be in the barn at night. Let's say after harvest and sitting there having beer we'd have both ends of the barn open and and we have the lights on and we had the tension fabric barn white one which people read all about in our upcoming text but We'd we'd leave the ends open and the bats just fly through because all the bugs were coming to the white canopy that had light bounce off and would just be zoom zoom zoom. I'm just constantly bats flying through just sitting there talking and we'd have sometimes we'd a brewers out or or neighbors will come over and be all freaked out just just constant constant bat traffic. And they're like oh they're going to hit me on like they are not gonNa hit you. What are you nuts? They're not like drunken idiots flying around Bumping into stuff all the time or are they if they can hone in on tiny mosquito echo location. They ain't GonNa hit you. What's one other thing on of the related to cover cropping and more so to to weed stuff? We always get one or two people saying oh I just let the sheep out into the yard and they eat all my weeds. All right go for it. I know some several people who do this see. It's another tool right you can do that. Sheep won't eat all weeds. I tell you that right now Goats will eat everything including your hops. Cows will eat everything including your hops. While they won't eat everything they won't eat this'll but sheep are An option for grazing your interro. But they're not going to keep all your weeds down. It's just not going to happen They will also eat the hop leaves but as my friends and in in New Zealand showed me. They'll only eat the hop leaves if you train them to do so if you just figure oh yeah alyssum sheep in there every now and again or They're they're not so particular to them but if you train them to eat the hop leaves than than they will so they could keep your your shoots down at keep the crowns Kinda bear but I I don't personally have any experience with with cropping sheep. I know some of our our listeners. Do and we'd love to hear some feedback. Take some pictures and put it on her instagram of your sheep. And your hop here. That would be awesome. Animal pictures are always a plus Yup is. Is there anything if you do allow while livestock into your field. Is there anything you have to watch out for from a pre emergent herbicides perspective. That that's not safe for for them. Yes and you also have to watch out for a food safety thing so if you're certainly if you're selling what hops the animals out of the field for X. amount of time because of manure potential manure contamination of the of the raw hop cones. So Oh there are there are around that and you know. I'm happy to talk to some other folks who are more knowledgeable about this than me so anybody. WHO's out there? WHO's managing They're hop yard with with animals. Please get in touch with us. We'd love to love to hear from you and pick your brain. It wasn't more better correct.
George Floyd Death: Murder Charges Upgraded for Ex-Minneapolis Officer and 3 Others Also Charged
"It's Thursday June fourth I'm Oscar Ramirez in Los Angeles and this is the daily five. New Charges in the case of George Floyd Minnesota Attorney General Keith. Ellison increase the murder charge for Derek, Shelvin, to second degree murder, and also charge the other three officers present at the time with aiding and abetting second degree burns. Kim Bell where reporter at the Washington Post joins US FOR MORE ON THESE NEW CHARGE Next there approximately sixteen hundred activity US army troops waiting for possible deployment into the streets of Washington DC to restore order if protests get out of hand. President trump would have to enact the insurrection act of eighteen o seven deploy them what the plan has been met with opposition by many including Defense Secretary Mark S. Nancy Yussef national security correspondent the Wall Street. Journal joins US for the plan to activate the military. Finally the coronavirus pandemic has reduced public education, the US to a shell of its former self. Reuters survey of several school district's students aren't having enough facetime with teachers. Some districts don't even take attendance. Online classes and access to classes is also difficult at time. Michael reporter at Reuters joins US for how. Schools have been effect. It's news without the noise. Diving. At filed an amended complaint. Charges the charges former Minneapolis police officer. Derek Chavan with murder in the second degree. Or the death George wanting us now is Kim Bell. Wear reporter at the Washington Post thanks for joining US Kim. For having me. Attorney General Keith Ellison's office on Wednesday upgraded the charges against the former Minneapolis police officer Derek, Salvin, who knelt on George Floyd's neck, and he also charged the other three officers that were at the scene with aiding and abetting murder V. Attorney General said that we strongly believe these developments are in the interest of justice for Mr Floyd and his family, this community and our state. He said George Floyd mattered he was loved. His family was important, and his life had value, and he also said that we will seek justice for him, and for you and we will find. It can tell us more about these new charges. Sheldon, the fired officer who was seeing with his neon shorts Floyd's neck, and that viral video he already was facing charges of third degree, murder and second degree manslaughter as a Friday, but the remaining three officers had not been charged or been arrested until today the charges against Shelvin, there was an additional charge second degree murder, and the remaining three officers all they face the same charge of second degree, aiding and abetting unintentional murder, so in Minnesota, aiding and abetting gets you the same sentence as someone who. Who actually violated the law so all four of those former officers facing the same penalty of maximum of forty years, if convicted, and that's what we're here when we hear unintentional felonies. Yes and something that's also important to know in when they say unintentional versus you know intentional, and those distinctions is, it does have an impact on the burden of proof that the prosecutors are going to have to bring It's notable that the charges against child in particular that he's facing an added charge. That's more severe from his initial ones. Because if he's convicted, he would be the first White Minnesota. In, the state's history, I believe to be criminally convicted of killing a black resident. I think even attorney general. Ellison noted this, it's hard. These are very hard cases to try and the Hennepin county attorney a Mike Freeman. He's one of the few prosecutors in the state who has ever successfully prosecuted a police officer, so ellison was definitely signaling that Take time to investigate and let these cases are hard to win, but the fact that they brought the additional second degree charge against shouted in particular definitely signals that his office feels that their evidence is strong enough because if they overcharged case, and they can't prove it, those officers are acquitted, and that's the difficulty with this. I think that's why the first charge was third degree. They think now that they have more evidence to bump that up to second degree murder. The charges don't appear to require prosecutors to prove that shelvin intended to kill George Floyd which is an important distinction and I know a lot of protesters a lot of. Of, people are calling saying this should be bumped all the way up to first degree murder, but that's so difficult to prove that he intended to go out there and find them and kill them, and all that you know that's the burden of proof right? There would be so great that as you mentioned. An acquittal could happen right away or something, so that's why they're being very careful with with what these charges are Derek, Calvin. He's still in custody right now. His bail had previously been set at five hundred thousand dollars. It's set at one million dollars. He's still in custody. Have the other officers been taken into custody yet? As of the announcement, the Minnesota Bureau of criminal apprehension, said that be remaining three officers were in the process of being taken in. They already had one in custody. They didn't specify which one it was. I know that the Attorney General Keith Ellison had taken questions about this case, and how difficult it could possibly be to convict them in all. What did he say about all that? I think he prepared people for the road ahead, which is that these are tough cases to try I think that he. Probably, for many reasons doesn't want to over promise he's. He's aware of what the the sentiment is in. Minneapolis in Minnesota and around country towards these, but you know he did say that they're also trying to do this case. Right and they're trying to do this case fairly, so they you know he. He's really gonNA. have to balance understanding the anger from the public, but not letting that. Time decisions because you know again he can only prevail can prove what what they've charged. Tell me a little bit more about the charges for the cops aiding and abetting what kind of time if they are convicted? What kind of time could they be serving? So I'm not quite clear on the minimum, so the maximum for that. It's forty years, so if they if they do face the maximum, it would be that I'm not a legal analyst, but I think it is fair to say looking at other similar such cases that you know depending on what the arguments I guess. I would say incentive prognosticating I'll tell you that it would come down to the arguments that their defense makes you know. If you look through the reconstruction of videos from the scene, there are definitely different touch points that all of the officers have so I would venture a guess that you know you'll have some different defenses arise, and there are four different attorneys. Tim Bellwether. Reporter at the Washington Post. Thank you very much for joining us. 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A lot of other things that we've been seeing, is this increased police presence obviously to control the crowds when they were very dangerous to catch looters and people with acts of vandalism and violence, things got so bad so quickly that the national guard has been called in, and then came this other plan by the president to possibly call in the military active duty, military forces to help stamp out some. Some of the more violent parts of the protests, obviously that got a lot of criticism. The president would have to enact the insurrection act of eighteen o seven to get some of this done. The Defense Secretary Mark Esperer said at a press briefing that he doesn't currently support invoking this law. There's so much that's been going on with all of this Nancy. Help us our heads around this, please. So. The idea of using the insurrection act is really extraordinary. Because it happened so infrequently, it was written at eighteen o seven when there was actual fears of an insurrection as the name would suggest, and the idea was that if the states had lost so much control over their government that the president could in consultation with those governors then talk about bringing in federal troops. We sell this for example in nineteen, ninety two after the. The acquittal four officers in the beating of Rodney King. We'll also several times during the civil rights of ood president can supersede local government if the states have decided not enact laws, so we saw this most off on civil rights, so for example president is win against the request and the desire for the governor of Arkansas to federalized national, guard troops and had them Choi that that's black students trying to attend. Central Rock High. And I could go to school and so it's a very acceptable thing. The president was talking about us. In Washington DC, because older different to on the state, and it's the whole monuments that had been vandalized. It is where his housing and a lot of federal properties, so we have sixteen hundred active duty troops stationed around the DC area, waiting for the president to invoke that order that much of the military's against using the people who join the military will tell. Tell you. They didn't join with the intent of point on American streets and using their skills on American citizens to go together from their perspective what they're going to do to defend against external enemies, my fellow citizens, and so you're seeing real objection, I'd also sort of the president's. That sets once. You have types in American to just the image of A. Folks led to widespread objections I think within the military, and so the military's pretty out of it about keeping any sort of military presence to the National Guard. Because those guys on governed by the governor's by the federal government, and the president gave a speech, the other day, and added in a call with governors knows calling them week, saying we really need to show a strong presence to dominate the space. I think mark asper had said something similar, but. But any walked back, saying he doesn't support this. And so there's a lot been made by the president wanting to show force wanting to seem strong in all of this, but in the past few days and you know there's a lot yet to go on with this, but cities, enacting curfews and arrests, starting to be made by local police of people violating those things have started to kind of calm the situation down a little bit the protesters the. The peaceful protesters have started to get. Their voices heard a lot more in the past few days, so the president seemed quick to want to have the show of force but I think from what I've been hearing. He's easing off of this now. Well I think there's been a lot of discussion in terms with the White House that again we've heard from our shortages that general, my family, the chairman of the joint. She's a staff rain objective other. Other, Pentagon raised objections to the idea was. Let's see what the National Guard does. Because it's such a big dot come their perspective to invoke the insurrection could put a federal face if he on a response with the hope is that if you allow the National Guard who conquered these communities who are trained in law enforcement to do their job than that's a better option, so I think you're right. things have been better over the course late. Hoping that they can start to talk less and less about the interaction. I ever started here at the Pentagon today. Talk of sending some of those troops back to Fort Drum New, York and Fort Bragg north. Carolina deployed from earlier this week. The other thing that we saw happen to was when the president after he gave a speech, he wanted to walk to the church. That was right there for a photo op. There were crowds that had to be dispersed with some tear gas and there was a pretty good show of force. That one there was also this Medevac helicopter hovering low over the protesters. I think there's going to be an investigation into how that happened also, but who are those forces that were they're dispersing those crowds, because I saw people on horses, and they were using tear-gas. Who are those forces that were being used their? Secret surveys and other sort of troops along those lines are. General, who is in charge of acid took those courses did not have tear gas or pepper traits they are on. Tier. Suggesting that they were not part of those that dispersed the crowd, so it's not just about who is there, but then we're quick way than what their order for so for the military upsetting because both the defense. In General Milley the chairman, not with the president, and as you know the military. In the Constitution and critics say that constitution crew, this freedom of assembly and so forth servicemember top service member in uniform to more food and had disperse well, people actually constitutionally. Joyous people are the real policy in terms of a black. Would that Honda to the constitutional including rights eight side crew assembled? Nancy Yousef National Security correspondent at the wall. Street Journal thank you very much for joining us. Michael. -CATION is really a fraction of its former self under distance learning, and that's not because teachers aren't trying. It's not because school administrators try. It's not because parents are trying and we also. It's not because students are trying. It's because. Of the vast majority of students distance learning is not effective. Joining us now is Michael Pell. Reporter at Reuters. Thanks for joining US Michael. Thanks for having today. TALKING ABOUT CORONA VIRUS? It's hard to lose track of our children in all of this and the students and how schools have also had to be shut down in addition to all the businesses. The world basically stopped, but we're looking forward now to really happening. A lot of states are already in that process. Schools are still trying to figure it out whether they will continue virtual learning this. This distance learning as they're calling it, but there's some analysis that you guys were doing there at Reuters and found out that a lot of kids in the latter half of the school year, just kind of either gave up because they knew some of the grades weren't going to count just a lot of problems overall with the schools. Michael Tell us a little bit about what you're learning. I think it will be found by survey districts across the country is that education is really a fraction of its former self under distance learning, and that's not because teachers aren't trying. It's not because schooled ministers are trying. It's not because parents are trying, and also it's not because students are trying. It's because of the vast majority of students. Distance Learning is not effective. According to what teachers researchers and parents told us we're finding out. The school districts are taking attendance. Schools are not grading students. Schools are providing a small fraction of Eli instruction that they were prior to so. As a result, parents are having to take on the load. Parents who are already working in most cases and students, their education development, and sometimes even their health is falling by the wayside I. Say Health because we also found that schools as many people know our critical providing nutrition to students and in the district that we surveyed. We found out that districts are serving four point five million fewer meals a week, and these are meals that are meant for hungry children, disadvantaged children, and these children are missing these meals. An interesting thing with all of this is as we've seen coronavirus kind of spread throughout the country and the world. Obviously, we're seeing that children aren't really affected as much as others. They're either not getting it in. In the same numbers, or they're not getting it as severe as other people, so a lot of people were making the call. Why don't we reopen the school? Since they're not as affected in the same ways, there's been almost no. That's of children with this, but still the plan to reopen still eludes a lot of school districts. They don't know exactly how they're going to do it just yet. That's absolutely right. Very very small numbers of children have died, and it seems like most of them have had critical health conditions, even before that it's also not clear that closing schools prevents community spread of the disease. The latest research is really starting to call that into question, but districts are not public health officials, lot of and don't understand the health issues. They're relying on advice from other sources and right now. They're trying to make their plans for September. And what we found is that there are a few options that most districts are looking at either A. A partial reopening, which would mean maybe two days a week or something like that in order to try to at least pretend like they're following social distancing guidelines, although a lot of districts that we spoke with, said even having two shifts of students going through classes, they have really often will not be able to keep doing six feet apart. The other option is continuing with distance learning, so as a lot of parents have told US essentially, that is really not having school for another semester. Those are really the two main options the district you're looking at. Another issue with all of this too access a lot of kids at home don't have the same access to the resources. They have while they're in school. You have a few stories in your article talking about how a family might only have one or two computers and everybody's kind of vying for time on that computer to be able to complete your assignments. Do your research whatever you need to do and. It's not just the students. It's the parents. They need those computers, so it's some of these issues of access are also very difficult to navigate access to material access to devices access to broadband Internet are all unevenly distributed? We spoke with Fort Wayne. school districts in Indiana, and they said that they're having a tremendous problem with students, not being able to access resources online, the same is true in Philadelphia that old, after school district made a supreme effort to get devices to students, and that's still didn't. Didn't always solve the problem. What you said you have parents that need devices as well. You have parents that eat access to the Internet as well not only that, but even when you get devices in the kids hands, even if you make Wifi available to students, you still have all sorts of other problems that crop up and parents need to be the tech team. Parents need to be able to answer the questions to the students I gotta be on a great student and I'm not a great teacher. And so I've got my kids at home right now and when they come to questions frequently. I have to scratch. My hand goes man, you better go. See your mom because I'm not good at answering. This kind of question and I think that there are a lot of parents in that type of situation as well because they are being relied on to feed the teacher for most of the day. Michael Pell reporter Reuters. Thank you very much for joining us. Today I really appreciate. Ah. That's a pretty day. Join US on social media at autumn both twitter and instagram. Comment give us a rating. Tell. US Spurs that you're interested. Follows an Iheartradio or subscribe wherever you get your podcast. This episode of the daily divers. Victor Right in engineered by Tony Soren Tina. Premiere as this wizard daily. Renowned Buddhist author and teacher Jarvis Masters steadfastly maintained his innocence. He was sentenced to death almost thirty years ago on a new podcast. Dear Governor Jarvis poses the question. Have cooked there. By the execution of one in. The confines of his nine by four cell and San Quentin Jarvis will share his riveting life story how he has managed to maintain a sense of optimism. 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Eps. 169: A Little Spark; Guest Mark S. Burrows
"This is Lisa delay. And you're listening into the spark my Muse podcast. Welcome to spark my muse. Everybody today have a guest who is a professor poets a translator and it is mark. S burroughs thank you so much mark for being my guest today what is your publisher. Russia was so kind to send me a bunch of books and I'm so happy we can pick over some of these and and dig into them a little bit it's Two Books of translations. One is MEISTER ECKART book of secrets. Meditations on letting go and finding true freedom Meister records book of the Heart Meditations as for the restless soul. And I I should mention this one And the other one are also done with John Sweeney as well and then I one I had not heard of really excited to get into his prayers of a young poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Let's say real key correctly I it's something you pronounce different way Real uh-huh and and then your own book of poems. The chance chance of home and hoping we can cover the mall and read some things in there but This is a delight because I I find poetry such a a bomb for the soul and and And and a challenge to it in our times when everything is so fast paced the it's a joy for me to slow down and read something with with spacious nest and give my I guess give my body a chance to catch jeff with all the emotions and and all the rest of it because it's just like an information dump that we live in today so sure. Maybe you can talk a little bit first just about how you got into translating and and some of the things that you're doing you talk a little bit about yourself. Well I I've been translating leading from German from I've actually from my late adolescence. A began learning German and speaking German as a young teenager and eventually ended up living in Germany for a year. What was we call a gap year now didn't exist back then? took a year off and live in. My relatives lives in the black forest. My grandparents sit us. Tim Blinks they emigrated in the nineteen twenties to the US. And when I returned and eventually went to college college I discovered that many of the poems and writings that I so loved were not available in English and I think I can say this without any undue undue harshness that we're rather lazy as a culture about learning languages Americans so I began translating from my friends poems just by poets like Russia and he was a favourite and I think at the time I was late in my late teens early twenties. I was discovering a world of an imaginative world daring world of feeling and seeing and obsessing and in religious writings that staggered me. And so it was a sense of loyalty to rilke there's a riot but also loyalty to my friends and those who were also interested in this in this adventure really that he proposes through his writings that I began translating his work and that went on for twenty five years really until I began to think about alling some of those translations together and published and what was the. What is the first edition? First version of the earliest edition of a series of poems as a cycle of poems that eventually became the first part of his book of hours and it was that it really made him brought him to international attention not simply simply within Germany or German speaking and reading world but within the European context. That's a that's a huge contrbution contribution. I know his Poetry has prayers have been Just really pivotal for so many people and really a meaningful As far as Meister Eckhart could you give us a little bit of an orientation to who he was and his time how he was received his time and who he was. And then your partner in crime John Sweeney's Gave me a couple questions to ask you about him to help the listeners. Understand some of this work. Sure well my sweater cut was one of the most adventurous and radical and daring thinkers of his time. He was born in the middle of the thirteenth century and he died in the early decades of the fourteenth centuries sometime around thirteen. Twenty eight eight thirteen twenty nine. We don't really know the exact death date. He disappeared as it were returning from a trial. Wow that he that he was called to fan his writings or at least province decisions from his writings twenty eight of them that were considered heretical or questionable in the Church of his day so he turned twenty two which is where the pope's were in. The fourteenth century defended himself and and on his way back to Cologne somewhere along the way he died. I think it's somehow fitting that we don't know where is that. We don't have his relics his bones was as as you can surmise from that point he was under suspicion from some of the authorities Day Not all of them by any means. It was a widely popular preacher preached in Vernacular Across Central Europe articularly in the area. We think of today's Germany dramatic territories of the time and along the Rhine River and and he comes from place not too far from where Martin Luther comes from. He studied in air force. In the city. City of Air Force in the former East Germany in the eastern part of Germany today became a Dominican at an early age entered entered the Dominican order for. His studies was eventually sent to Cologne and then later to Paris where he completed his studies. He was as a Dominica in order that prized preaching the real name of the order is the order preacher. It's and you see abbreviated. o P the order of preachers intellectual. There's no question about it. He prized in careful thinking and rigorous thinking and methodical thinking he was a scholastic theologian through and through but his preaching exploded the open the kind of narrower parameters of logical argument with these remarkable images metaphors ways of imagining ways of daring to think about not simply about God but about the human about our openness to transcendence attendance. So you came under suspicion. I by the Bishop in Cologne later the he he actually called for his case to be adjudicated to the papal court. which is what happened in the last year of his life? Why do you think that was well? He felt that he was unfairly. Unfairly criticized To choose twenty eight sentences out of a out of a volume 's of thinking and writing and teaching saying he felt was insufficient way of measuring his thought and he tried in his own defense and we have a record of his defense actually sought to contextualized his own thought ought to clarify. Why was why was in keeping with scripture and with the inherited traditions of the church even as it was daring to move in new directions Why wonder why John wanted me to ask you? What was a century later? was there a change in how he was. I thought of people were nervous. On a century later in the fifteenth century it was a very nervous period of time this is before the reformation period There were moves afoot to try to close down on Orthodox thinking there were movements that were springing up in the fourteenth and early Fifteenth Century the lowered movement followers of John. wycliffe translated the Bible into English. prizing freising a different understanding of authority in the cultivating of Christian community so there are lots of movements women's communities Akron spent part of his time commissioned actually to preach to the so-called begins who were This is a a movement really in the low countries and northern Germany during the primarily in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries during ECKERD's lifetime and they were lay women who did not take lifelong vows but live together in community and sought to cultivate an order of prayer and a Christian witness but they were considered somehow not quite under the thumb of the church and some with their thinking may have been radical although we most of what we know about the begins we know through there those who condemned them when that's never a very good way of judging what what people thought so one hundred years after carts death. His writings were still vaguely known but not widely circulated and they really the only came to light in the modern era when there was a kind of reserved such interest in mysticism and a recovery of traditions like ECKERD's writings from largely neglected tomes from the later Middle Ages. One of the things you said was that. He preached in the vernacular and I. I don't want that to be lost on people because that is that's very key that's very interesting point. Can you kind of underscore. What what that means in a in a deeper way absolutely the vernacular meaning the mother tongue the common language of the People Churches Language in the Western church European being church since Since the early centuries ad been lack was in a way understandable it was a world what became a world movement Christianity. They needed a common language to communicate across these cultural differences and distance. Since the late later Middle Ages saw proliferation. Ration- really loved the for Nacuer as a way of communicating with people Francis of Assisi famously. wrote only in the Italian of his day which is kind of modernized Latin. After all and after ECKERD's death hundred years later Julian of Norwich again famously. At least we can say that today wrote in English probably the first writings by a woman theologian in English that we have so the later Middle Ages One might even call vernacular age. It was an age when churchmen began to realize church. Women I should add began to realize that communicating with the masses required required moving beyond Latin and indeed many of the priests backyards day probably not including the Dominicans who were highly educated your typical parish priest in rural Germany appointed. After all by the by the do not by Bishop. That's another story for another podcast They may have. They may have had enough. Latin The office the prayers and to recite certain familiar texts. It's like the our father. They may have understood very little Latin otherwise so in a way. ECKERD's moved to to away from Latin. He wrote in Latin. His academic treatises were written in Latin but his move to preaching the vernacular was part of a wider tradition in his day. What I'm so surprised about when I read Car is and this can have something to do with the translation into English. But that it sounds on so modern and it it's it really moves me To read his work. And maybe you can pull out a few things that are meaningful to you or the kind of exemplifies some of The they're such a deep quality There's such a template of mysticism put it's very It's not too heavy but or anything but it's it's relatable and I think that there are a lot of people even even outside of Christian in tradition who have appreciated his work And I think it's it's just it seems like an as you're describing him it seems like he's pastoral in that way. Yeah well that's that's certainly true. You've asked the whole opened up a whole variety of things to talk about here. The the first thing. I shouldn't say that the two books that John Sweeney and I wrote together and have published over the last several years are not strictly speaking translations that is not uh narrowly rendering from from ECKERD's German into contemporary English. Indeed the first translation that does have to happen with that. God is to translate him from Medieval Latin German into modern German because a contemporary German reader. We have great difficulty reading Qods German. Same difficulties that you and I would have trying to read chaucer a a fifty years later than cod to reach English we understand some of the words but often the words leave us utterly clueless. The First Work of translation has to be to modern German or to any modern idiom. John and I want to do something a little different. We're giving voice to Eckhard's thought and I'm giving it poetic votes. which is in one sense close to the heart of how Eckhart thought was poetic theologian? When he preached he saw images metaphor? He told the stories. He responded to life situations in his preaching which was after all. What every good preacher is called to do but he did it with an originality that was startling for his own day? It may be. Why is public preaching attracted fairly large congregations nations of people? They were curious. They were perhaps confused by what he was saying. They were certainly startled by and provoked by and many apparently were inspired by so that needs to be said first of all our work is kind of double translation. It's a a rendering from a carts medieval German into into a modern idiom but it's also rendering it in poetic form and Eckhart didn't write poems. He wrote sermons. Lindsay wrote academic treatises. But his sermons are poetic at their core. Or they're also I would say scholastic at their core that is they were using the careful notions of logical argument that were familiar to the Dominican entity to university teachers of his day at which he was a celebrated one celebrated professor at the University of Paris on two different occasions. So it's a kind of double translation that we're doing and in some ways it's trying to to get at the very heart the living pulse of ECKERD stock and rendering it enough form when you're short poetic forms that can in a sense. Energize our imagination. Here let me read. You rather rhythm simply theoretically talk about it. This is called love shines. And it's from Meister Eckhart Heart Meditations for the restless soul published in two thousand seventeen love shines even as my thoughts about you fade for you are always is present to me beyond what I think or feel or do and when I turn to you and accept you into simple pull away I had you in every way and in all things and you shine out in me as the love that cannot cease dynes away. Eckhart didn't write those lines but those thoughts from beginning to end our in his servants. And if you had this book in your hand could turn to the back and you find a list of the poems with citations where the primary Marie impulse for the poem comes from so if you were so inclined you could dig out that sermon of yards. Read it in its full context and you'd find nine even fuller and more nuanced elaboration of the same that the love is shining God is shining love is shining and everything everything that is and in all of our the dimensions of our lives. Even when we feel bird only with darkness only with discouragement arrangement only with despair I would say but that doesn't mean that love is not shining there is there it's hidden perhaps but it's there and our work is not somehow feel happier feel better or failed more positive. No you can't tell a depressed or disturbed person. Deputy can say in. The midst of that darkness is a flickering light when eckerd called Funk line a little spark that nothing I think that life brings in its darkest and most difficult moments. Nothing can extinguish style now. If you hear that phrase you hear Afraid Alliance from the Apostle Paul often read at funerals says essentially the same thing. Nothing can separate us from the love of God nothing neither other high nor depth now the principalities and Powers Paul elaborates the Apostle Paul elaborates a whole series of things that declare that we they are inseparable from the divine echo core belief from Meister Akron. Meisters first name simply means the master is the only only theologian from the Middle Ages. Who acquired that kind of a way of being named as the master and I think it was impart this brilliant brilliant capacity gate into the jets of the scriptural and theological traditions and bring them twist them turn them in fresh ways that created sometimes disturbing and often remarkably energizing moments of insight? I like this one. That love shines What's another one you could read to us? Give us another glimpse. Well here's one from my spirit. Spoke of secrets just published a few months ago. Two Thousand Nineteen. It's called become love and Eckhart delighted and paradox delighted in surprising us into seeing the what we thought was a contradiction belongs belongs in. Its wholeness to where we stand at the moment of seeing that apparent contradiction. So this gets it that I think brilliantly become on loves if you want to know God become love if you want to know others become love if you want to know your cells become love and if you're watching no loves forget all you thought you knew I needed to know and become law now has anybody. I've I've heard this myself in a especially true in this poem here. This sounds a lot like the Sufi poet. Rumi The divine love poems of really and I'm I'm assuming is because of the just the grounding in in divine love is he thinks get a little simpler simpler when you really focus there but a younger. An older contemporary should say he's living living in the thirteenth century so he's living century into which was born like art loose a longer life into the fourteenth century but roomy wrote hundreds thousands awesome and thousands of poems inspired by love and in point of fact. I think it's fair to say that if you go ever ever more deeply into the nature of loves you fine that the things that seem to separate us in our religious and cultural Cultural troll traditions tend to fade away at Knew that took. He knew that if you go to the root of things that's where the word radical comes from Rondos is a route if you go to the root of things if you go to the root of God which is the root of love what you find is a unity that in one-sentence pushes aside all the things that seem to separate us and divide us in the formal structures structure of religion in the doctrinal formulations of varying religious traditions and in the practice at the heart of religion one might say which comes from the Latin the binding the binding thing we call religion at the heart of religion is the impulse to love and we move aside from that. We ignore that we deny that to our peril and when we do deny love as the heart of of the Christian religion but I would say ere religious tradition. We deny something essential about ourselves that that's what this is about. And we deny I the open doorway that might that might bring us into a wider and more inclusive community than we otherwise would adair or imagine being part of thank you so much for that Mark I think that is very very poignant and and spot on I Have you know when you're going to source where you're going to God the source of love the the originator Peter of of all things and of love that that's how we get centered down and that's why I really love these books. I highly recommend this to my listeners. that they they're just little they're just little Homes that you could read a few in the morning or a few at night before you go to bed or Joe and it's just a great way to sort of set the tone to meditate on As you might be the psalms and maybe right beside the psalms you could they do a little of both but it's it's exactly the kind of thing that can kind of quiet the soul it's kind of. It's kind of the recipe for that. We need more often is to find things that can bring to solace and The solitude of the soul all that isn't always solitude isn't always privacy. It's you know it's It's a it's a condition of the soul so Those are treasures treasures. I thank you so much for free to you and John Creating ause. I was thinking that Is Is there any other thing you'd like to read or or mentioned before we move onto rookie a I would say that. Well thank you for the compliment about these books. They've been a joy to work with John. It's one of the most marvelous collaborators with whom I worked over many years of collaborating on different kinds of projects. I think in part art because I'm John and I com- at ECKERD from very different backgrounds but with a similar sense of the the kind of tenacious audacity of his thinking out of its importance for modern people I think we need to be talked about solitude as a place that brings exist together. I think that's true often. The only way to come out of the world noise is to be jarred loose from our. I would almost say fatuous nation with with conflict and it may mean that that you've talked about solitude I would fully agree with this. Solitude is is not a place where it's not an m point it's a it's a passing through point that brings us back into community back into relationships including difficult even embattled relationships. It's another seemed to be marking our cultural. The agony of our cultural moment in the United States. And in fact I would say let's let's tweeting leaping across Europe as well it's hard to go boundaries and the rendering of community as something tenuous and ever more precious for that very reason. Yeah and to your point. Poetry of this sort is is the kind of medicine that that is sort of inoculating us against each other but making a supple towards each other absolutely that is a function of of I would say inspired divinely inspired poetry as I would say it is that that it is so Nourishing to our souls is. It is so connecting us to God and to others that It can't help but if we sink deeply into it can't the help but nurture and grow closer. Absolutely connection is the key and you said well. We can't connect with God for not connecting with others others and we can't connect with others are not connecting with our own backyard simply called the ground it within each one of us. It's that grounding grund in the German German or simple word it's the ground of who we are that are in common with others who are perhaps wildly different than us and it said same aim ground that is the very nature God so in some ways are discovering in best in solitude it could be the solitude found in the middle title of a rock concert for all I know that is the sense of coming to a place up. Grounding solitude is not the absence of sound because that would be a false understanding solitude is a sense of rudeness. What's real and for many? That means being in a quiet place. But it's it's not about the absence of noise or at least the absence of extra noise saulters about the absence. UNCLUTTER the inner noise that makes it so difficult difficult for us to live with joy with freedom spontaneity. I would even say with dignity so real good. Another poet early on and some of our listeners will be old enough to remember the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies a period a tremendous social upheaval in this country indeed across the world and it was the time len relocated was not the first time he was translated into English but it was a poet. Poet named Robert Bly who put together published some of the earliest books anthologies allergies collections of his poems. They routed him in a wide imagination within North American culture. And so we a great great debt to Robert Flash for early translations. There were some free they were they were. They carried something of the excitement of rookus own culture and indeed of that period of ferment and change and challenge at mark the nineteen late nineteen sixty season and nineteen seventies. I came upon those translations as did many and wanted more and there weren't that many the of Rocha's poems translated at that time so it began to translate my own and versions pollens. You mentioned the book my my book prayers of a young poet. This is the first part of what became the book of hours written when I was in his mid mid twenty s and the early part of the century the first part which constitutes this book erode sixty eight poems in a matter of three weeks in eighteen ninety nine after returning from a very important for him. Very decisive is first. Trick is first trip to Russia the Russia before the revolution the old czarist Russia when asked to say and it was the experience in Russia that utterly changed something important in Boca he for the first time found a language AH of devotion of piety of popular piety. I should add the connected with something. Essential in him. He just come a year earlier from his first trip to Italy. There was taken by the the the spirituality of light if I can put it that way the discovered in Florence and Venice in the churches and cathedrals churches really shaped by the kind of baroque rogue sensibilities even though my man is much earlier than that in their origins. That sense of open listened lights and when relegated traveled to Russia he discovered something quite different and that was what one might call today the spirituality of the darker record darkness. And what has to envision. He went to Moscow with his beloved Lou Andrea Solloway travelling companion his lover and his lifelong mentor. Fourteen years his elder I. She came from a family from Saint Petersburg German Russian family and this began his lifelong fascination with Russian culture with the Russian language and with Russian spirituality if I can call it that and he and Liu arrived on Good Friday the Orthodox Good Friday and spent much of that weekend in the Kremlin the old inner city of Moscow wandering from Church to Church from monastery. To monastery into the Kremlin. You know that it's not simply this. The seat of Soviet power and of Russian power political power. It's the heart of the Orthodox faith in Moscow and Rilke was so drawn to this. He discovered a light shining the darkness. That light comes out of the darkness and not simply light being poured into the darkness and one can imagine this from the churches. There were almost no windows in these churches. They were filled with icons from Florida ceiling pulling including on the columns. What can see that today? When visits these churches in the in the Kremlin and the theme of Darkness Darkness just resounds through his career and his first version of the poems that came came to due to make up the first part of the call debated the prayers and he gave it as a gift? He'll do his beloved friend. Lover Mentor Lou. Upon completing it in September eighteen ninety nine this version includes what we might almost think of as program notes today today there little descriptions of what was happening to the writer when he was writing the poems and Rocca tells us the writer is an Orthodox monk and in fact not simply an orthodox men an icon painter or the orthotics would say a writer of icons so this is in the words as among the the U. is always then directed toward God. The year will over. Can we stand in our lives and this is the note that real could give this on and then the old monk gave thanks with liberated heart and road and here comes upon you darkness Kness from which I come. I love you more than the flame that bounds the world shining single rain beyond which no oh creature knows of it but the darkness seizes everything folds and flames how it grasps them them people and power and it is possible that a great strength stirs near where I dwell. I believe in nights through amazing poem. I mean in a way we could spend hours simply thinking about the depth insights that kind of precious wisdom that saying same this through these lines but this beginning frame you darkness from which I come. We all come from the darkness. Become the darkness of the womb Our Mother's womb Say the darkness of God's womb envision God is a tangle of roots under the surfaces of things uh under the surfaces of trees this tangle of roots that brings the energy into the tree that the sap the life the life blood the tree into the into the brain up into the branches Rouganou. God was that that darkness that we come from and that darkness hartness that holds everything together. That's a stunning thought. It a sense. I mean in a way. It wasn't the first master noughts who found themselves in space looking at this this we all have this image in our minds this this org. This blue ORB suspended in this infinite blackness. Let's of space. It's a remarkable image and its way ahead of real time. He couldn't have envisioned that he didn't know that space was dark. Nobody really knew that bad day. And that's not that long ago comes with Einstein later I limerick but that's another story for another podcast but I love where this comments the simple claim I believe in lights and I I believe in nights types. That didn't simply mean I turn away from the day but it means it is in the darkness that did I discover something essential to who I am. Essential to who we are essential to who or what God is and that's not a new theme discovery. It's there it's there in the so-called mystics across religious traditions that God is alight so immense that we encounter it as an image that we find in Aristotle's he said we're like bats come out of the cave breath and cannot see because the light is overwhelming to us that was aerostat in the centuries before the time the common eero the same theme makes it central to his writing the great theologian Dominican theologian a generation before a crowd that in a sense the presence of troops is so overwhelming to us that we cannot begin to see it we encountered darts. What's although it is a radiance overwhelming light? It's it's unreal. It's in I would say. The poetic tradition understands that that the heart of our humanness is is is not is not obscured in the darkness but it is hidden in the darkness. It is in some sense held in the darkness and it's for us to. He discovered that darkness. Yeah and we tend to fear it. I think fear what we can't see we don't know and The God is fully. God is the God of darkness and light and there isn't anything unknown garden so we can you know. That's that's where that the faith faith comes in. If you're if you love if you love the night you know you're you're loving seen and unseen to you so it's a very profound. Yeah absolutely and in a way darkness is disturbing. It is unsettling it's it's it it makes us at times fearful careful because we cannot see clearly. What happens when we entered into a truly dark space is it takes time or is is just the physiology the optical the physiology of optics it takes time for the eye to adjust darkness a neuroscientist would say optical scientists would say takes about a half an hour before the I is sufficiently rested and the pupils sufficiently dilated. That can actually begin to see much more clearly. And that takes time and it takes patience and indeed as suggest it takes courage because there's something in us that doesn't like the darn that doesn't feel comfortable with dark whether it's the physical sickle darkness or the darkness that is created through tragedy through trauma in our lives and leaves us at Times Times. Completely incapacitated enroll cassette would say an icon with him. That takes time. I'm for us. We have to learn to sit in that dark space and allow ourselves to befriended it before we can begin to to live more more freely less cheerfully and more courageously really. It's amazing how young he was. I am marveling that. Yeah well he was young. It an an insight like do not come to somebody who has not suffered mightily unreal suffered extraordinarily as a young person person. He was not the daughter his mother hoped for. She had lost a daughter More than a year before real was born. She named him not bryner but randy which was an ambivalent name but in the German at least a has much more of a feminine overtone newest Luanda they asale his first. I really love. Who told him you've got to change your name? You have to have a different. You can't go through life with a name Rene and she suggested Ryan Up. So that's not. He's given name but his mother was a difficult marriage. His parents marriage they finally separated. He was brought up by an overbearing mother without suffocating. It Catholic piety. It came out of the sort of Austrian culture culture per day. He was born in. Prague raise not in Germany but in the austro-hungarian empire again in the latter nineteenth centuries board in eighteen seventy seventy five and his mother eventually sent him to military school to Harden came up. That was devastating for him. I mean he suffered for enormously from being bullied from being marginalized from the ostracized by his classmates and indeed by the structure of the school begged his parents to let him return. They finally did when he was about fourteen and he took entrance exams to university. Study for those on his own which are different system than entering university. Most days eventually was admitted. Never finished any university degree. He never finished anything that we would call school. who was a self taught? person wasn't intellectual of the highest order but again this understanding of darkness came from this long period of intense inner suffering and outer suffering for that matter. I think only somebody who's WHO's has been forced through that darkness and survived it. I should add can ever speak or write meaningfully and hopefully about it and we're like one of those survivors offers for speaking to that I'm not as familiar with him as just just on the surface. I'm familiar with him. And I red letters to a young poet which is kind of everybody's favorite I guess in the United States maybe Is there anything else that you you would like to pull out or read to us as we're going through. This one letter was written during the time that he was writing of bowers wasn't really an poet himself. He was in his mid twenties later twenties at a younger poet. A man named Franz Capos it was nineteen at the time. Rotor real already. An established poet in culture. Day hoping that really would affirm from bronzes desire to become a poet any sense of bones in Santa my I poet and in the very first letter which these letters were published posthumously after his death by the way that become one of the best sellers of all of his writings for good reason. Eleven letters a thin volume. That probably changed your life. Lisa does it certainly did mind when I read them as a person in my late teens. slatter respected I can't tell you this I can't I can't tell you I can't be the judge whether your report but I can't tell you this that you will only become opponent if you burn for this beyond everything else. I'm using my own words here. I don't have the text traffic and in those letters went on to speak about all of the great the the issues questions that we struggle with that real struggled with them and that we still do today. The question of asked ask that question of creativity the question of what sex is what love means. What solitude it's all about these are all in those letters and indeed there in the poems degrees writing at the very same time the beginning of one that gets at this very notion uh starts like this not only read the first few lines? I believe in everything that has not yet been said I want to free my most pious feelings. What no one has ever dared to want will suddenly become my nature and it's an amazing opening of a prayer in writing? This is a prayer to God. I believe everything that has not yet been said. This was for his first readers. A shock shock to imagine the faith that that whatever faith means that faith could come for from from the the new moment of our experience from the new instant of our understanding not simply from repeating what others Ah told us what the priest or the minister tutored us to believe about God about world about ourselves and that was really care he wanted it to say that whatever faith means it has to be the deepest truth in our own experience and it may be against the grain of tradition. Whatever tradition our we understood understand tradition but to have the courage to sees that insight and to claim it as a shaping force for allies that for real good with what faith really was about? It's not a bad definition to my mind. It may mean retrieving the insights from the past. But it also may mean moving in completely new directions listening to very different voices not simply the voices of the of the celebrated dead white males of the European tradition but those thinkers and writers at the margins the cards Julian of Norwich slee hildegard of being used. And I would say that that same frame the early reforms and on through the ages to the artists like rilke dared to in a sense move tradition some in very different directions than what he had inherited. What you're speaking to and what I think he's getting out as well as we're talking about something beyond what's passed down to us and beyond Beliefs that we're supposed to assent to even if we don't believe them. It's the spirituality of doubt that he's speaking to That it's is the daily live doubt truths that That have flesh on them and flesh blood to them That is that is the life giving giving part of the journey of faith or or what have you. It's And I appreciate that too because you can gather wisdom from many places that the sustains you in this kind of spirituality lived out. You think I know what he's getting getting out as he as he speaks of it because it's got real meat on it and you can say it's made on an if it's got Mira Amihai it's got blood in. It's got that life. The powerful surging lifeforce is the marrow who we are as human creatures features and if what we receive tradition doesn't have that and it's it's not worthy of our attention it's It's probably just a distraction to keep us in one sense anesthetized against reality and sadly that's one function that religion has always played and continues to play it. It gives some of US certainly not listening to this podcast. But it gives some people a sense of security and a sense of being Is located from reality the reality they don't WanNa look at because it's unsavory because it's unrolling because it's an orderly because it somehow how transcends transgresses the boundaries that they think are acceptable and in our culture our time this his I think a huge issue that Incense I think we're living through a kind of struggle between those who see the tradition Asian as simply continuing what they inherited and those who see that inheritance is something that must be updated and sometimes sometimes either revised or even discarded for the sake of what life is calling us to what love is gone through and for many of us what God is calling us to because they're one of the one of the problems that That I have long loved and often Use In my own teaching with the students own. It begins while the German. It's a very simple fad. Two outsize to begins like this. Whoever you are you are in the evening? Go out of the Little Rome where you know everything. That's how it begins and this metaphor. I mean that's what grade poems are always about about medicine. They're metaphorically let me read. The first line is in German. Because it's it's beautiful Ahmad Canals. I'll steiner into his vice us. Sports Gordon Fan Elite Dine House to Oxides. It's called entrance poem it's called Entrance I-in gone. It's the opening on on from a collection of poems that he called the Book of images or the Book of pictures. The Book Book of images the translator that way and the likeliness wherever you are in the evening go out of the little room where you know everything and for your house lies on the edges of distances wherever you are and that's a great opening four lines of somewhat longer poem but what we're saying. Is that in some sense. If we simply claim to the security of what we know we're living in a state of premature deaths. We've stopped imagining that. The world can be different point that the world is larger that the world is newer that the world is more stop and perhaps even more terrifying to us because our our certainties are not at the center of the certainties vitamins of other cultures of other people's of other religions of other communities. This is such an the central call of what it means to be human necessarily real estate but in our own when we seem to be living in a time time of increased hardening of what I would call premature certainties ignorant and I mean that quite literally of ignorant certainties certain tastes not informed by the wisdom that others might bring whether it's father's throne other ethnic or racial tradition from another gendered condition from other gendered realities from other other religious communities that in some sense we have this amazing moment in our culture of our day to open ourselves to worlds that our many of our ancestors didn't couldn't have non existent living in little villages. I think of my relatives in the black forest comes from the black forest region of Germany. My grandparents were among the first to leave just after the so-called Great War War in the Early Nineteen Twenty S. Most of them stayed there. They stayed in that wonderful community. Where the surtees clear where the traditions were clear? When I arrived in that community in the nineteen seventies the world is changing? There were different people moving into the neighbor but they were welcomed. Actually they call them guestworkers because German economy was booming. And there are all of these foreigners were needed to do the kinds of jobs at Germans Romans either were unwilling or unable to do simply because there weren't enough people to fire this machine a sheen of industrial development. That was happening. Is those guess. Workers would return to Turkey mostly or Italy southern European countries on a a boom at reached its apex in the Germans. Were able to do this or state now. Three generations for generations later so many of my students some of my students are third third generation Turks. Who are German citizens and Turkish citizens who speak fluent German and often fluent Turkish? The world is changing and in some ways. The courage of brace embracing change is something. That is a difficulty in Germany with the rise of nationalist parties with a kind of patriotism awesome that is a similar version to what we hear our own culture. Today of America. I in a sense of belies the reality the gift of what it means to encounter otherness a gift that these so called guest workers have brought to Germany not without the challenges for them for Germans but in one sense a poem like this one has a perennial wisdom in it because it reminds lines us. The reality is always changing. Culture is always changing communities are always changing. We in the United States have been an immigrant community since the first migrants arrived here across the Bering Straits from Russia. We call them native peoples but they weren't made when the land and was that ancient they were new discoverers of this land as the Europeans. Who came thousand thousand years later so in one sense a poem like this one reminds us that our lives are larger and their deeper and their true? We were at their more beautiful than what we thought they were in the security and comfort of the familiar and that is a marvelous. An invitation through growing up in growing into pluralism into diversity. As any that I could that I could discover discovered in four short lines. Remarkable bombs and do well. Let's move into your own poetry which is a is a delight to read and Until a little bit about the story of what got you to pull together some of your own poetry and tell us a little bit about the chance of home thank you. The chance of hard was published a year ago. Two thousand eighteen. Some of the problems are older. But all all and then either written or rewritten in the last four or five years the title came to with my publisher. John Sweeney Publisher parakeet press which brought out. This book came to me after John had rejected a couple of my early suggestions. uh-huh rightly I should add and I came from the very last line of the poem. That's the last book. Let me read that comment on a little bit about this. This somewhere is limit upon this somewhere. There must be a place where no one wonders wonders. Whether you're belong where even your cares are joined by wind and cloud and their reverie and this somewhere could be here now and is for some so far removed from all who must face their pain without relief and wait for light right to break the spell of their long nights and shadowed. Today's and all at once. I notice a pioneer here. We'd rising at the edge of the city lot. I walked by each day. A coroner Straw on with shards of glass and choked with neglect elect as deep as a stubborn late November fog and there atop greening blade a single yellow yellow flower comes to Crown Unlikely Majesty a reminder that not even the grid of loss or the grind of grief can ever finally stay the chance of Home I think that pawn captures what this collection is about. It's I didn't start out with notion of the title. Obviously or even that line from the palm but as I pulled his palms together and worked on them over the years before publishing them in two thousand eighteen it. It's clear that there's this is a strand that that binds these quite disparate poems. Together many are about the natural world about the world of animals and Earth about stubborn reality of trees which I was surprised to realize how many of the poems like real early Poland's owns actually rely on the image of trees to represent change instability at the same time their policy to me a a voice to what the great contemporary German poet. He'll don't mean cheek. She called herself. I'm the poet what of the dental dame of the nether nevertheless the nevertheless to mean born in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. She died in two thousand six at a very ripe age. German Jew fled Nineteen Nineteen Thirties to Italy and eventually had to flee. Italy eventually found refuge in the Dominican Republic and changed her name from Stein to dummying gene when she came back to Germany in the early nineteen fifty mid nineteen fifties as an act of gratitude to the country. The Dominican Republic that gave her home and saved her actually from short -struction in the in the ovens of Auschwitz and and and the death camps in Germany. She called herself a poet of the nevertheless I think in some ways these poems of the Nevertheless Celeste pollens that look I hope. Generously and certainly fiercely at the realities that we live invent and discover is there. A A light flicker decorative called frank line on a little spark cannot be extinguished by the darkness that refuses to be silenced but the jeering crowd and I suppose it has to do with my own my own life story growing up in the sixties in a time of tremendous cultural upheaval in turmoil and being drawn to voices at that time the Daniel Berrigan's the the prophets of that age Thomas Merton who in a sense resisted the easy answers that the culture was offering rain and refused to be domesticated into false certainties into premature certainties. We talk more about that expansively another time but these poems I think. Show something of that of that edge of trying to sense. How Light as the Apostle Paul described the light comes out of the darkness not into darkness? And he's talking about the creation stories during a kind of what we would later. Recall amid rush on the Genesis story that God prince fourth light out of the chaos out of the darkness. Oh separates light on the DART so that we have day and night we can see by day and learn to feel by. Here's a poem to to that point. It's called duck the hungering dark with grant from the theologian writing at the cusp of the Middle Ages at the end of late. Antiquity Hippo. Say Augusta what happens when we measure silence and say that given period of silence lasted as long as a given sound. It's an remarkable though this in his confessions what happens when we measure silence. I I mean that could could be could provoke a meditation that could last a few moments a few minutes a few days a a few years a few lives. What happens when we measure silence? I need to stunning claim. Here's a poll and actually a poem that it was inspired at a time. Not Unlike the season where we're living through right now early advent can't late fall early winter living in Maine at the moment and for the most part the case has now passed overhead and they moved further south this it has to do with watching that yearly migration back to the south. It begins like this the hungering dark alone. Goose Driss out across the empty crease of sky above stumbled fields below not heating the flocks. This broken line steering her course alone into the pooling magnitudes of night from where I walk the listening to her cry she'd passes high above and Singley by and wait but here no answer to her fervent call minutes pass as she pleads her case over and over against the crease of death a reminder of a gift once given and taken back again call that drifts into the hungering dark death in the wide sense that the loss of what we cherish loss. Look for in this case just watching a single grew separated from the VP. You see you know the kind of wage crossing the sky from north to sell all in the bottom days and occasionally goose loses track and stops ups for reasons. We can't know and it's that sense of losing that continuity that's terrifying. It could be the loss of relationship Asian chip in our own lives the dissolving of a relationship. We thought would be permanent. Thought would be in. In some sense. We use the word lightly eternal which is taken from us in an ruptured relationship in death in illness in despair. And you know in a sense there is a call comes from our lives even at those moments into darkness that he's not an empty artist but it may be a hungering darkness and when we can begin to see the darkness in that way. Perhaps that loan cry our around like two lone cry of goose in this whole P.. Met By another one who lost their way. Another lose their ground lost their path and is also crying out into the hungry dark so oh you know. Darkness is something that is it chance for us to find each other but in a very different way than we do flooded with happiness and joy of are confident. Gordon seasons in our lives I noticed that there are some headings in and how did you decide how you would collect these poems together. That's a great question three sections actions and in a sense these were the three themes that That have shaped my life. Not just in these recent years but I would say my life over the many years. The first part is called this long listening and my own sense is listening is one of the most essential at least practiced forms of human attentiveness. That we have in part because we're bombarded now with no ours all of the time I'm always struck by that when I leave Europe and come back to the. US You cannot go through. In many cases the music blares in in in speakers in the downtown region. Certain if you go into a mall something affecting all the time and we stopped listening killer. We stopped listening period. Because it's simply too much for us so we were called as humans to in a sense. A kind of obedience a word which at its root is from the word to listen to pay attention inch into to listen to what's beyond us in the house so this long listening the Second Section as true as song it. It does anything that I've realized in my own life over these years. It's the song is one of the truth forms of communication that we have. I was giving a really interview a few years ago in Australia. was there on a reading tour speaking tour. The interviewer provocative open by saying nobody listens. Nobody reads poetry anymore. Poetry gone it's it's so out of sync with our times. How can you dare the air to come here and repatriates when this program is over and your hearers turn the radio? Dial to another station Asian. They're going to they're going to encounter. Poetry is what we live in. We leave poetry. We call it music. We call folk music. We call it rap music we call it pop we call we. We call it balance. Whatever it is we live in music? We've always lived in music. As far as we know humans have cultivated the capacity of the boys to do something unnecessary but essential and that is to sing to find something beyond on the cadences of our spoken language. which if you look at the cadences of my speaking language or of yours any of us? Ah We're always within maybe five or six or seven notes on the musical scale three scales and everyone can sing too so we can seem far more expansively than we speak burks notice. They never had to learn they. Same without regard for the necessities of mating. They sing where they made but they seem all your lungs. They're not meeting all year long. So what's going on with some. There's something there we saw that so essential that to me. It reminds us of something that belongs to the heart of our human condition addition. And here's a poem that says from that section what we're made for with an epigrams from a marvelous contemporary Philosopher French philosopher named jean-louis Trenton. Song opposes the power of distance. There's another line to spend a long time. Pondering Song opposes the power of distance the short poem in couplets eight lines lines long. There are at least three reasons to sing because we can sometimes because we must and yes because deep down truth Bruce said the hardest things silence does not deserve the last word because after all is said and done. We're not made for the clarity of prose alone. But for what song can bring of Solace and delight so that's the second section the last one it is an everlasting yes and it begins with two lines. The opening two lines of palm from a poet I cherish beyond. I would say all others Wallace Stevens. These are the lines from Stevens after the final. No there comes a yes and on that yes. The future world depends after the final. No there comes a yes an on that yes. The future world depends that is an amazing declaration of faith in its purest truest form. We live in a world of knows we hear all the time. No you can't do this. No we shouldn't do that. No that's not possible and in one sense there is a truth in the nodes. It's not all fiction. It's not all bad fiction. But it's not the final word and Stevens among the I would say all poets whether they say it or not speak for worth out of the conviction that there is a yes S. on which the future what Stevens called the future world depends there. It is an affirmation that is stronger than all all indications that seem to be burdening society and culture hours in our own day his kids day and is that the claim of that. Yes it is I think subversive and radical and even if I dare to say this perfect whether it's a poet writing a rapper rapping an artist creating whatever it might be that in every single form of life. The nose don't deserve and shouldn't have the last word. So this is a section called an everlasting. Yes let me simply read the first call which is about a season yet to come but as I look out on my backyard which in the spring will be covered little with crocuses. I know that the crocuses are there there. Even though nothing of them showing the promise of green another spring stirs from winters hold with the hoped-for and hidden waiting to be revealed once more songbirds returned to fill the crease of morning or the radiance of their song their music drifting about among trees thick with silence and the promise of green and I want to believe that love is stronger than death and forgiveness deeper than the habits of hate and I want to know that what now lasts an always will is the lure. More of an everlasting. Yes that's sums it up. There's nothing really more that needs to be added. I did and I think each of us is called to glimpse that truth and to give form to it in our lives in whatever ways we we uniquely can and that's why. I was writing Poetic Theology in his day. And rilke was writing poetic wittig witness in his day and why. I continue to ride proms in our day. Now can you share with The people listening where they can find you online to find out more about your work or further information sure. My website is probably best place to start M S burroughs. It's M. S. B. U. R. UH-HUH WS DOT COM. You'll find some a selection of poems. Some podcasts some academic lectures given that were videoed and quite a few less formal things. So that's a good place to start. Obviously the the books are available at your local bookstore. And if you can't find a local bookstore then you can order them through Amazon Dot Com. The books are the translations of real estate and of the the Iranian German poets. Contemporary poet decided whose book of Poems Ninety nine songs translators to about five years ago support for this and other kinds. We didn't even get to get to that one. I forgot I that's the one I didn't crack open But that looks the tastic remarkable election by the truly inspiring voice from this sort of come out I call it they. He Brigetti of those who live across cultures of an Iranian refugee to Germany. We spent his life in Germany and has become one of the most respected widely esteemed poets writing in Sherman in our day. Well that's probably a great place to wrap it up. I am just delighted that we got to have this conversation. And you you could share some of your work and you definitely have an open invitation anytime you the center book my way come back on and and let's do this again I I it. It was a bomb for the soul. They could lease. It was great to talk with you and I I wish all of our listeners. Every blessing a life of love and some glimpses I ever lasting. Yes is stronger than every everything else that speaks against. If you've listened to the show and you thought wow I wish I could find out a little bit more about someone mentioned or book or website. That's what show notes are for. Just go to patriotic dot com forward slash spark my muse patriotic is like patron with the knee in patriots dot com forward slash sparked my muse. If you enjoyed the show please read it on. itunes thank you so much for listening wall
Ep. 11 Why Not You!
"It's time for the use of lifestyle. Podcast over buddy and welcome to the leadership style. Podcast leadership is not just what you do. It's actually who you are. My name is mark s with twenty five years of leadership adventures. I've seen a lot done a lot screwed up just a little but mostly i've learned a lot so every monday morning will drop new. Podcast related all things leadership whether you're building a team building a business getting better perspective of the business world of leadership but most importantly building yourself up as a better leader in business and in life so you can catch us where ever you get your podcast on apple google spotify i heart radio and stitcher so you can catch us just about anywhere so let's dive in to today's show. Hey there hope. You're having a fantastic week. So let's talk about. Why not you. I mean who the hell does jeff basil's think he is selling millions of items of making billions of dollars at. I just selling books from his house. So why not you. But before we answer that i wanted to share with you. Our podcast focus over the next four to five weeks. Of course you all know our topics help improve you and your team but coming up. We'll be getting more specific in how can help you get ready for the next year. Coming up is twenty twenty draws to a close see. The thing is many thought that all the things that may twenty twenty. Such challenge was thought to be over it a few months than by the end of the year. And while matt looks like some of those challenges will be fouling us into twenty twenty one song that talking about creating fantastic new year's resolution or daily checklists. I'm talking about tangible tools to help focus on the right behaviors or as i always say daily behaviors decisions to keep you moving in the direction you want. So look for a new discussion every monday morning. Wherever you get your podcast so again. Why not. I mean really. What is the difference between you. Jeff bezos said it. jeff bezos. Okay so maybe comparing yourself. To arguably the most successful businessperson that pass half-century might be pushing it. However i can promise you right now somebody somewhere with less talent less skill and less resources than you have is achieving the things you would like to do or think about do doing is a use her quotes but they're simply doing it because they believe in themselves to more than you do. I know at least in your mind you. You are reaching for more the fact that you're listening to a leadership podcast as you wanna do more. So who's stopping you. The really literally. Who is stopping you. Who is saying no. Is that who that something. That is stopping. You is it actually even real or more realistically did you have read start. Have you ever considered. What is the guiding narrative of your life. I mean i get it. I mean unless you're single. There are many things that can be keeping you from becoming what you really wanna be. You have commitments to a spouse a whole family a career in job. I get it. I'm not asking to be kevin costner. Dreams mortgage your house. Hoping dead baseball players will show up in a cornfield. The mowed down. That doesn't mean you can't work towards something though. It just means it might take a little longer or trickier to navigate. Do you think success works like the lottery. That rarely happens in only happens to other people. If you don't believe in you. Why should i believe in you. You think you're too old. You know the hill yet. The climate is too steep. Think about many super successful people started years ago in your thinking you. You don't have the years from now to get it done. Melanie ask you. Where were you just five years ago. What job did you have. What relationship did you have. Think of the fond memories of that time it really doesn't receive that long ago. Does it in. Where would you be now if you started something back. Then you know there is more to the story of you the story. You've allowed the world to see. I think everybody has that in our minds and our dreams and our goals. The world hasn't seen you just yet. So are you just waiting your turn. I again using air quotes. Maybe the way your life has played out or perhaps it's in your nature to take care of everyone else except you. Are you guilt. Ridden for even thinking about yourself more or maybe your mindset is like british royalty and my apologies if you're british. I know there's some podcast listeners. In england but maybe you think success is literally someone else's breath right. I mean you've seen rich. Kids from wealthy families go to private schools or they have a family business in. They just get plugged right in. They don't have to work their way up. They don't have to really do anything. But also how many rich spoiled brat kids have you seen that never amounted to anything probably You've seen him with the all kinds of issues because they've been taking care of their whole life and nobody's ever challenged them then. Probably one of the biggest fears is in employed is in self-imposed. Roadblocks is just public humiliation. Hell even famous people receiving a ton of negative feedback and they're already famous. They've already made it then. You think about the complaints you hear about a music artists or an actor. They get trashed by people yet. Many other people still pay them money. And that's what. I love about downloadable music now because you ever see those comparisons to what era of music was better than the other. You know the kind of takes away the whole you know what is best classic rock grunge rock. You like rap. New country like old country. What's great about downloadable music is. You can just listen to what are you like. And it doesn't really matter anymore back in the day to call radio station on like i said if you group the nineteen hundreds like i did in. You wanted to make a a mix tape. You couldn't download it yet to call radio station request song. Hope they played it and hope you're listening on time and then on your cassette player hit hit the play record at the same time but now you can get any kind of music anytime anywhere. Download it to just about any device seem even have to do that anymore. Or maybe you're just a dreamer you woulda coulda shoulda but didn't you don't be that person. Don't be the person that constantly says. They're warm pitcher runs from one thing to another knows. Henry ford once said you can't build a reputation on what you're going to do and also reminds me of a country song that long ago. The you know by joe dizzy where the lyric say. God blesses those who wait forever for ships. That don't come in. You know courses. Many famous ship doesn't come in. Go out and swim given but you know about. Now you're thinking man this podcast darkened negative. But isn't that all the things we always tell ourselves. All the excuses mentioned so again. Why why not you. So start me up with being a hero on a mission there are so many planners you could find the market but none of them makes you a hero. The on a mission life plan is the most effective plan for you and your story that i can think of and you can find a business. Made simple dot com. Don't worry got the link in the show notes for you but since we're talking about a great plan for you you might as well be a hero and a hero on a mission to start your life. Plan at business. Made simple dot com. You can thank me later and now back to the show so think about this. You start performing standup comedy. In nineteen eighty eight eight years later you finally make a big break to play a supporting role on tv in that goes on until nineteen ninety nine and two years later you host a successful reality show then around two thousand two. You're on the cover of black belt magazine then. You're a commentator for enemy fights and he starts on podcast in two thousand six and then you eventually wind up. You sign a hundred million dollar deal with spotify about ten years later. That's thirty years of hard work. Does it sound like joe. Rogan was an overnight success. No but he's arguably one of the most recognized people now definitely the i think he actually has the most successful podcast right now. The joe rogan experience. But look all that stuff that he's done that he's accomplished in a being on black belt magazine. He started you know. He started taekwondo thirteen years old but he just kept developing himself in plugging away at things. It's not an overnight success because now those are some incredible feats. But that's over the course of thirty years and i can promise you. There was tremendous amount of disappointment in heartache in stumbling blocks and things like that long before he ever quote unquote made it so now another story. You're working on marketing and facebook and having having a little bit of success but then you pivoted to linked in in fact. You're considered one of the most influential lincoln marketers now in your teaching many other people your strategies in just a few years prior used to be a toxic relationship. It had no self-confidence at all. Didn't think you were going to go anywhere. You listen to everybody else's opinion but you broke through that and found a way to believe in yourself and you built your own company and now you attract some of the biggest names in the business like grant carter in your only twenty eight years old now. And that's a very short story about shea rowbottom. One one of the lincoln's top marketers teaching others how to build their brands in. Her story. is just beginning and think about this. You've preaches at churches for years. Now you're at a national gathering attended. Give speech on a certain subject but then someone convince you to give a speech about having a dream instead. You didn't change the world. And martin luther king never really intended on giving the i have a dream speech in washington. But he did. And it's powerful impact moves people to this very day to our. I can't imagine any buddy in any developed country not know who martin luther king junior's but he took that chance and somebody else saw on him something amazing some contribution he had to give any did it and it did literally change the world in another story growing up poor you decide you want to be a writer so you do write a book and it winds up selling incredibly well. You continue to write books that sell well and after awhile you figure out two things you like writing obviously but you also like teaching about business and you realize a great way to do it and that's through storytelling. So you focus on marketing and make it as simple as possible. Then you decide you can disrupt the university system by teaching real business skills you can actually use. I mean everybody's been through college while even at high school so many subject. You don't need any just learned some basic concepts but nothing truly real world. You don't really learn what's applicable what what makes sense. What's up to date in. This is what he's teaching now and now he's a well sought out speaker writer in decades later building his dream company and building his dream home. Not bad for a guy who says he grew up on government cheese and today you. Don miller is an expert in business marketing and the art of the story in his endeavor to disrupt the university system. Just read an article. The other day it was in the wall street journal about his college necessary. Now obviously i think it is. If you're doing you know nuclear engineering. You can't really learn that on the street. maybe even being a lawyer. Something very specific like that but to run a business the being entrepreneur. You don't really need it and not here to debate. Should you go to college or or not that. Still your choice. Maybe even just your parents choice and not up to you but there is a very good argument for that nowadays that learning real concepts and becoming successful. There's just story after story of folks who've done that and it'll be real interesting to see where that goes. So lastly a tale of two writers. The i was an english teacher in portugal married and had a daughter daughter and then divorced. then she was just very poor in didn't have any money. She wrote a book but she had to wait. Seven years for a publisher to take interest in her book. A true rags to riches story that children across the entire world know about in. Jk rolling now. A billionaire has also inspired many other writers as she made reading popular again but another writer. A new writer gabby justice wrote books in her spare time while their kids were played sports in other any spare moments she could find a wind up self publishing the first couple of book she had in real in. Didn't just put it out there and hope. She was attending conferences in writers clubs in in getting connected as much as she can and began to She got some attention from an agent and got hooked up with publisher now hurt. Her new book just came out through a publisher in her story as a writer is starting to begin in takeoff in in many of us are. That'd be so cool to have a book published but that took many many many years to to make happen and really none of these stories. Some world famous some just starting out some. You may know some you may not but what's the real difference here. I mean why not you again. I keep asking that question because every one of these folks was you now granted. You have to have some kind of talent for something. I get that part but why not you you know. I think of documentaries. My favorite part of documentaries that people become famous is all the little stories of one. Little thing didn't happen or another one of my favorite it's not a netflix anymore. Was but the story of the eagles. And just how glenn try in don henley how how don henley made it from texas to california and glenn fry made it from detroit to california in. And how is it. You know. Glen was seeking backup for bob seger in don henley somehow got kenny rogers to come to a local show. Yeah this is back in late sixties in kenny rogers like him so much he t- he got him out to california his ban. The rest is history. But this all those kinda stories everything. I just told you hear started how that way. Hey in everything in the world said this shouldn't be successful. You're never gonna make it but the one difference is they believed in themselves more than other people did in kept going and all these stories. There's obviously more people than not wish. They were them. But why aren't they. And what is that missing ingredient mean even this podcast. You know when i started it. I'm a relatively unknown person in the world. And by that i mean pretty pretty unknown in the world But people around me that. I work with people i grew up with. You know they consistently told me what may strengths were and then definitely helps people with their journey in leadership and a lot of what had to say think about leadership concepts are very similar to what other people are saying. It's not like we're copying off each other. Just how we approach it. I like to think that. I approach leadership in a very behavioral simple way of really getting people to think about the small moments like i said daily behaviors in decisions. But i just kept thinking to myself. Why not me the more. I saw that every. I'd have thought about something in the night. Hear someone else say who's already established. So what is the real difference. Other than being known i mean. Have you ever thought about that. Ahmad obsessed with my podcast statistics. But i do enjoy seeing them. You know a Want to grow the audience. I know this is going to take a lot of time. But what motivates me is seeing a download in a place. I've never been in. I don't have any connections in poland. Russia taiwan charlotte north carolina new york city canada. Many many other places. I couldn't imagine people in those places ever listening to what i have to say it once i started saying to myself. Why not mean not as a question but really as a pondering statement. Why not me now. I do have many other obligations. I mean i do work a quote unquote real job. Fifty hours a week have family spouse. Enjoy doing some other things in my life. So i had to plan and be patient and stick to it so for several months had been using my lunch breaks to write show content and i mean many months i knew i had to create at least three months worth of content so once i got started i could keep up without losing my mind or annoying other things in my life and just working myself to death but once i had the content that has been a few weeks understanding how technology works than how to start a podcast recording to hosting sites a podcast platforms. And then i just did the damn thing. And that's what the differences for. Why not you make a plan. And just do the damn thing you rutherford. B hayes of america's nineteenth president said every expert was once a beginner head wrestling coach of the oklahoma state cowboys. John smith six time. Olympic and world champion said in an early age. He will himself to wrestling steven seagal. Yes say what you want about his movies but as a teenager he did travel to japan to study with the masters of kito and yes he is a master himself but not without sacrifice. So it's time to change your mindset. They do not hand out medals for the ninety five yard dash. You have to run all hundred. So let's get ready to live your eulogy than that's right every day. You're living your eulogy. What will they say or more importantly. What do you want them to say. So two things about changing you. You have to define what success for you looks like. I'm not saying you have to do anything different than the path. You're on maybe you want to be the ceo the company. You're working for right now. Only you can define your own success story or maybe a better word is contentment. What you're doing not being content only getting so far and then stopping but content with what you're doing the process what you're where you're going that being in content with doing that the rewards for success will come from being content in second. This is very important. Don't run away from something. Run toward something. If you just hate what you do or hate that. You're not doing what you wanna do. Find your y. In something to move towards if you're just in the mindset of getting away from something everything else will look better in. You will probably make some bad choices along the way just simply because it looks better so on this journey you have a. We've covered with the upcoming podcasts. Over the next several weeks You may want to start with episode nine and learn the two two word sentences that always move you forward but next we'll show you the most effective way to create a vision statement a mission statement in a strategy to be your compass and yes you do need all three. They all serve a purpose. And we'll show you how they're interconnected in how they will serve you as you. You begin your journey trying to figure out where it is. You wanna go in again. That success story has to be designed by you. And then we'll talk about the five disciplines of exponential growth five key areas of continuous development. So you can continue to grow on your journey and this is where you really start living your eulogy. And then we'll capita off. You know once you get your vision down once you understand what you need to do how you create legacy leaders as you continue on and you inspire others because if you're on a really truly successful mission for you what that really means is is. You're going to inspire a whole lot of other people before it's all said and done in. Why not you if you don't do anything who cares. You're already not doing it. That's the difference others are doing their thing. And you aren't so as ben franklin said. Don't die at twenty five and be buried at seventy five. Go out there and do the damn thing in. Ask yourself why not you. We hope you found today's podcast. A learning experience that you can start using today and we love your feedback so drop us a note or better yet. Join her leadership lifestyle. Group on linked in the link is right there in the show notes along with the start me up contribution to today's discussion. So don't forget the hit the subscribe icon. 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Leaving Afghanistan behind
"This is an abc podcast. Begin this news. Ally in afghanistan where gunbattles have been taking place inside. Kabul university after multiple attackers entered that campus. All eyes were on the us election last week. There was a terrorist attack voting in the capital of afghanistan. The sage it kabul university left thirty five people dead and dozens more injured. Violent attacks in the country have surged in recent months. Despite new peace talks and now donald trump has made some big changes at the pentagon fueling speculation about an early exit from afghanistan. I'm madeline jenner. And i'm steven smiley and today on the signal. Our troops really likely to be out of afghanistan anytime soon. And what would that mean for the afghans all right so in the middle of the us election campaign donald trump tweeted. He would get. Us troops out of afghanistan and home office. Which didn't go down well in us military circles or among afghans worried about the future. The president tweeted the. Us should have the small remaining number of brave men and women serving in afghanistan by christmas now this week. Donald trump seemed to be taking another step in that direction by firing yet. Another defense secretary mark s you had resisted trump's withdrawal plants. President trump offering no signs of conceding pushing ahead with legal challenges golfing over the weekend as the race was projected and today he fired his defense secretary mark. Asper it. a tweak okay. So american troops supported by australian. Special forces have been on the ground in afghanistan for nearly two decades. It's the longest war we've ever been involved in and it's cost forty. Two australian lives the lives of nearly two thousand americans and hundreds of billions of dollars. Yeah and the toll has been even more devastating for afghanistan. More than one hundred and ten thousand afghans have died and things are deteriorating now with two deadly attacks in kabul. Recently they were both carried out by the sunni muslim terrorist group isis and the targets members of the minority shia muslim community. It's part of a religious and cultural conflict. That's been running in afghanistan essentially since the twelfth century. I'm kathy gannon. I'm the senior correspondent for the associated press sore afghanistan and for pakistan. Can you give us a sense to start off with about the situation. What the situation is like in afghanistan at the moment because they have been really soaring levels of violence in recent months. Is that right yes. That's exactly right. Violence level has increased substantially and. What is particularly worrisome. I think for for many people is the increased activity of the islamic state affiliate certainly the taliban since the start of talks have really increased their attacks but mostly directed at military opposed to the afghan national security forces and government and security forces have retaliate in kind the. Us forces of also assisted in air assaults against autobahn positions unfortunate. The increasing fight between the taliban and the afghan military have resulted in a large number of civilian casualties in. That's been a real concern for everyone. is the increase civilian casualties from both sides in the conflict. And then you have now. The islamic state the which carried out some horrific attacks in the last few months The americans blame the islamic state for the attack on the maternity hospital which is in a mostly she neighborhood which is the who had been targets of the islamic state. Mike is they attack on the university of kabul on an education center also in the same area as maturity hospital in kabul which is again mostly shia neighborhood. So it's been really heretic. Few months four afghans considering how long take been involved in in in conflict so it's it's just seems to be getting worse and cathy. You're in afghanistan just a few weeks ago you're speaking to us from karachi in pakistan right now. What concerns did you hear from. Ordinary people in kabul people on the streets is this. Is this worse than it's been for a while for them. And they are they starting to get scared about what lies ahead I think i think they've always been afraid of what lies ahead. And certainly that isn't new and it has been criticized Many years. I think one of the big things that i was hearing from a lot of people is the largest situation. Coppell is just so his deteriorated so so rapidly in terms of crime just the crime level so the very worried about that of course the imminent departure of us made troops which they feel will be inevitable and whether it happens in a pro or whether it happens later but they certainly believe it's inevitable and i think it's the uncertainty and none of it's for many afghans. Hold a lot of coke. And i think for many who lived through decades of conflict looking forward there just really overwhelmed with a sense of uncertainty and with that uncertainty is a real sense of Sear at all the possible scenarios that might occur in the future right now as kathy suggested. Fighting in afghanistan is not a new phenomenon and for the past nineteen years they've been use nato allied forces present in the country on the ground yet so the western intervention started after the september eleven attacks which were masterminded from afghanistan by the al qaeda sunni later osama bin laden and at the time the taliban who are a group of sunni islamic fundamentalists who controlled the country refused to hand him and saw a month after nine eleven the us launched airstrikes against afghanistan. I strike against terrorism is a missile barrage lands on afghanistan. We will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail taliban claims osama bin laden was unhurt in the rights and the world whites for the next move as other countries joined the fight. The taliban quickly removed from power at the height of the war. They were a hundred and fifty thousand troops from fifty countries including australia. Nf ghanistan television didn't disappear and their influence has been growing again. The inability to bring a peace and sense of security and really some we'll development moving forward i think is what has really frustrated so many afghans and and certainly the international community is well. Which is gordon. Billions of dollars into afghanistan. So i think that That has certainly increase the level of frustration among ordinary ass. Ganz is is how much has been invested in twenty years since the collapse of the taliban and really how little ordinary afghans feel that they have benefited look at poverty level in afghanistan in two thousand twelve thirty four percent. It went up to fifty four percent in two thousand and nineteen. That's billions of dollars corden now with the pandemic it's stemware around seven percent. There needs to be. I think a real reckoning of how all of this happened and on top of all of on top of that extraordinary poverty level. The ravages of of coronavirus also have the taliban client of backing charging large swathes of the country right. Wh- what is that picture. Where are the taliban kind of in charge. And what's their relationship with ashraf ghani's government at the moment. Yeah i mean you know. It's it's difficult to be a definitive on their areas of control. They certainly hold sway in in large cross. The country upward of fifty percent of the country. They hold sway whether they they have outright control but they certainly do in in many areas. Mostly countryside's where the district headquarters would be with the government but the rest would be largely under taliban control So the relationship. Obviously with the asha honey. Government is is conflict. And and and certainly i think for afghans Looking forward is bad. Don't really understand where these negotiations are. Going what do they mean. There's been so it's it's been such a vague process out throughout for where afghans and i think in many ways the government. Just well i think for ordinary afghans day want security weren't an end to the conflict. They just want some sense that when they get up in the morning They will still be alive by the end of the day. It's it's that basic. I think is what i'm trying to say. You mentioned those pace negotiations and throughout the year we say negotiations between the trump administration and the and the afghan government is. Well how those talks go on. Is there any real progress. Yeah i mean. The fact that they're sitting at the table is progress. I mean i think. I think you have to. You have to accept that you know what i mean this. This war is not gonna be settled. it's just going to cause more suffering for ordinary. Ask answer the fact that they're sitting at the table is something But you have interlocuteurs on both sides who are problematic. Who have a history. That is problematic whether it's the taliban regressive regime of nineteen ninety six to two thousand and man off screen is muhammad were killed. He is a caliban one of tens of thousands of religious students in pouring into afghanistan to fight the holy war unheard. I'll just a few months ago now. In control of a third of the country and still tightly unseen by the outside world of all the restrictions the taliban have imposed is women who have felt the sharply after protests women were allowed limited access to the streets in the bizarre. But it's still totally prohibited from work and education. They changed. What are they prepared to accept. What aren't they prepared to accept. And they've said yesterday girls going to school. Yes to women being in the political sphere yesterday. Women being in the workforce but with invitations and always with the in line with the islamic attendance. But it's fair interpretation. So there's on. That site is worrisome. For for many people on the other side you have a collection of warlords and and yes. Government was new new blood in in changes in situation. Post two thousand in line of course but you still have a lot of of that same Warlords who control the narrative who control This situation is daikin. They're all heavily armed and and they have their own agendas. So you have real issues on with the interlocutors on both sides of the table so so there's that So moving forward is it was never going to be an easy process either taken. I don't think anybody expected it to be I guess the question or the for me is Would would is the the bottom line to negotiations. How do they move forward. You know what are you talking about. How sincere are you in finding a way to to share power. Is it about sharing power Is it by maintaining your powers about maintaining your previous rule. So i think there's so many unanswered questions. I think you have to say. It's it's good that they're sitting at the table But there's more questions than answers and it's not clear. What either side is bringing to the table for askins in the midst of all of that you have the strange political situation in the united states where donald trump who lost the election but has just fired his defense secretary and has been suggesting that he wants all american troops out by christmas which is months ahead of the initial tomlin that the americans had laid out. What do you make of that. Is it possible to pull. American troops out by christmas which is like what a month. The hathaway now is possible to do that. And how how how. Dangerous that bay. Well i think there's been a lot of pushback to that that guideline So i i think that that is probably not a likely scenario. There are right now but in six hundred troops still in afghanistan. Maybe it's down to be down to something like five thousand. So the numbers of troops are quite know and and so Is it possible to remove them. Sure i think christmas is properly maturity. You're dead on the question of how dangerous it is You have to keep in mind that you know. It is a a small number of troops whether nato were american and they do assisted the air power. And that's important assistance for the askins. But it's a very small number and i think the danger many askins fear is that once the international community's born a forces on you know on all fronts what might happen what happens with the taliban to move forward. What happens with a fact. She's four yards we'll thinking of Begin fighting with each other. What happens we have international aid as you continue so i think for afghans. It's it's a fear of would might result in within the communities within afghanistan thing that causes people concerned just having the presence there regardless of the number maintains a certain levels piece obviously but it maintains a certain level of equilibrium. I having some so. There are definitely more questions than answers. And kathy says one of the key problems is that no one really knows the details of the agreements between the taliban and the united states. What we do know is that the coalition forces which includes still a small number of australian troops. Have broadly agreed to withdraw sometime next year. Depending on how those peace talks go and another possible question here. As opposed is joe biden's strategy. Do we know how differently. A biden administration might trait afghanistan. Yeah i mean. I think it's difficult to say with any certainty because it's an it's a new administration coming in could certainly look at At statements that depression elect has made in the constant. He certainly in quite a recent interview said that he he does. Pharmacy troops out He does feel that afghanistan. He has made the statement that afghanistan might be better divided into north and south. Which of course. Afghans are completely opposed to The president-elect's past eight wins have indicated that there is a desire to to withdraw from afghanistan and distance itself from afghanistan without totally disengagement. Of course you know. Diplomatic engagement with stay. Perhaps a small counterterrorism force whether that would be agreeable negotiations. is not clear but But i it. There hasn't been statements that indicate a real a sweeping difference between the two administrations. And given that say it's not christmas. Say it's even lighter than march orate but but when that moment arrives potentially sometime into twenty twenty one when the foreign presence is drawn down what happens what happens in afghanistan. i mean is it likely. The taliban actually do takeover and in which case after twenty years of conflict what was achieved. I mean i think the taliban show they can't take over shitty semi minnows. They could if they would have taken over cities by now. So i mean i don't think the inner one eighty eve that immediately the taliban sorted slip into kabul and either be back to two thousand two thousand in mind too. I think the day after troops needs for most ordinary afghans. Very little will change. We'll afghanistan look like a year after have been after two years after troops It's very difficult to know. And and with the country look like what with the government. Looks like Very difficult cereal. That's the signal for today. I'll email is the signal at. Abc dot nic dot a year. 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Episode 483 The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues with Mark S. A. Smith
"Everyone agrees Bacon. Make everything better even marketing. This is the fake and podcast. You'll learn to cure your marketing Victor Internet marketing online marketing social media tips and techniques now to help you bring more Bacon Hall Master Marketing Marketing Sizzle Brian Basilica. This is the Bacon podcast welcome everybody. I'm your host Brian. Basilica in this is the podcast where you learned to make your business sizzle online. So are you ready to fry up some new business. Hey peeps. I have an incredible show for you today. I have my twelve time guest best friend Mr Magic on the microphone. His name is mark a Smith and if you haven't seen any any of his other podcasts on the Bacon podcast you haven't been digging because twelve podcast man is awesome mark how you doing today. I am so delighted to be on your show yet again my friend we do make magic when we get together and fry some bacon we do and and it was funny. The first time we talked he said brain we should do like an ongoing series and I said Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah no problem and guess what we've been doing an ongoing series which is the addition did yeah <hes> and it's because every time you come on you drop Magic Bacon knowledge bombs so we're going to do another set today because I just did a podcast in the post on the seven deadly sins and viral virtues news and I said Mark I did this and you said I could do that too and I want to get it from your perspective because I want to hear your thoughts. I think it really kind of gets to the core of us is we don't want a sin obviously and we want to go viral but I see so many people making mistakes with social media in online marketing and just their marketing in general so I'm GonNa put it in your hands to kind of guide us down the path of Enlightenment Enlightenment and <hes> and wash away in absolve us of our seven deadly sin so take it away. My friend indeed well. The reason why we're talking about the seven deadly sins and viral virtues of marketing is I really like this metaphor before that were choosing which is the concept of sin and virtue and the reason. Let's start off with. Why do we want to approach this while the reason why is because we wanna run a sustainable scalable profitable and ultimately lately salable business and if you're going to do those four things which every business leader should be focusing on we have to take the things people usually use to disconnect? That's what sin means send his Greek and Latin means failure error her to miss the mark sin in in in Spanish means without you so we're talking about the things that people typically don't do and then the virtue is Latin for Vour and valor our means being your best means approaching tough situations with with certainty and boldness and so what we're GonNa talk about is the things that I see people do on a regular basis or don't do that causes them to fail when it comes to running their business so you're ready for the first round men I love the fact that you went into all of that research of front because that really lays it out in a way I didn't even think of doing so yeah man. Let's rock this this thing okay well. Let me give you just hit more of context here. We're seven cents come from came from Pope Gregory and on five ninety A._D.. And he said these are the things that are going to keep you out of Heaven and for every sin there's an associated virtue chew the virtues protect you against temptation so that's sort of the the deep history from there but let's go into the sin number one sin number one a sloth which means laziness or without care applying this to the world marketing it means ignoring the importance of marketing now if we talked to most people and say what your marketing plan what response to you get <hes> what's a marketing plan. Oh yeah or we rely on word of mouth. If Man <hes> yes the possible approach to marketing possible is to let other people decide what your marketing is going to be like. Stop that so the purpose of marketing is to trigger a meaningful. Oh conversation that's it there is no other reason and that conversation is going to be in their mind or with your website or with your social media or with your team see now I take that even a slight further. I think that marketing is the preemptive thing to sales and all sales happen generally face to face in an email or on a phone call. They don't happen on a blog. They don't <unk> happen in a social media post so that's where I'm headed with absolutely true sales is where you facilitate a mutually profitable transaction and marketing is the trigger of the conversation that leads leads to the transaction perfect so what's the next one so the virtue is diligence so the the the virtue side of the slot is diligence which is persistence keep in mind that marketing is equally important to the product. They're the product isn't more important than marketing marketing isn't more important than product the two together create that sustainable scalable profitable in salable business and so what you have to do is create the search search the outreach and the formalized word of mouth program that makes up the four the three elements of of marketing so people have to find you because of your blog because he were website they have to be able to you have to find them. They have to so you have to reach out and introduce yourself to them or you have to have a formal word of mouth strategy to make that happen so that's the virtue persistence C._N._N.. I love it and when I said at my virtue or at least the way I coined it was promote action action right on it has trigger the conversation YEP promoting action triggering the conversation we are in alignment there all right so send number two is greed which is focusing on material game which translate into marketing marketing is a product focus instead of the virtue which is charity which means friendship which is a customer view a customer focus and the way to consider the says that your value propositions opposition's have no meaning until aligned with your customers objectives their priorities and their criteria most people generate value propositions value statements from a product focused. That's greed versus a charity focus focus which is customer friendship so let's just stop for a second and talk about why do people buy one reason only. It's feel better to feel better about themselves for prestige to solve a problem problem that they're having that's not making them feel good to achieve a valuable objective which makes them feel worthwhile to avoid an undesirable outcome and in this particular context what really comes into play is maslow's hierarchy of needs needs and when we take a look at marketing and sales we have to always consider that that concept that Abraham maslow's put forth in his nineteen forty-three paper a theory of human motivation in psychological review it matters so let's just do a quick review top of the hierarchy is self actualization so being your best next one down is esteem so feeling good about yourself. Having other people feel good about your next one down is love and belonging under that a safety and under that is physiological needs so depending on the product that you're offering where it is an maslow's hierarchy of need depends on how you approach it. If you're taking care of psychological physiological issues you can use fear you can use it with safety but once you get above that to love and belonging and self actualization you have to lead with <hes>. It's it's more of a of of a positive approach versus a negative approach so it's more of a carrot and less of a stick and so what I want you to understand and think about is. Where are you selling in Maslo? So how do you use the right customer outcome. Dot Com to get there now. I took this part and what you laid out is just incredible. It's really really well done. I took it as abundance and I looked at the difference between greed in abundance is greed is trying trying to gather everything and hold onto were abundance is creating balance and it's having just enough so what you're talking about is that feel good is having enough of something so that you don't feel distressed or in the balance is really what it boils down to indeed and I believe that maslow's is such a powerful tool when it comes to sales and marketing because it allows you to figure out where people are and how how you can move them up to the next level which takes you closer to the sale love it all right so send number three is lust in this particular case that means seeing something as an object singer person as an object which means focusing on the Trans Action in this particular strategy of marketing and sales the lowest is focusing on the transaction versus. The Virtue is chastity now a lot of times we consider chastity being means sexual purity. That's just one strategy. The original Latin is chested comes from cast us which means pure in this particular case what means we're focusing on the relationship versus on the Trans Action. The sin is focusing on the transaction. The virtual virtual is focusing on the relationship and this particular case. It's really about thinking about the lifetime of customer lifetime value of the customer you've talked about that many times and you ignore the lifetime value of the customer you are not going to be successful and create that sustainable scalable profitable and salable business and again we are one hundred percent in alignment because I said the opposite is be pure and think about how you can help people right on my love it. We're I like Howard. We're coming out this and reinforcing the concept art. Send number four is gluttony which in Latin is Gula which means gulp and it's literally overindulgence and my translation to this to the world of marketing is seeing marketing as a single event. It's everything you're doing. It's it's the by now mentality of that's all marketing is getting people to buy. Now's the single views by now. That's gluttonous. The Virtue Virtue Temperance or restraint temperance just means restraint in that particular case it means everything in its time and blindness to marketing it means marketing is system understanding that customers go through a journey to get there and that we're going to serve them when they're ready and and it really breaks down is this concept of customers go through this this this journey where in the world of marketing this is helping the move from unaware too aware to interested to a conversation so they get to the point where they make a decision and then they make a commitment so what's the difference between decision and commitment well. I think we've talked about this before have you. Have you decided to go on vacation. Yes have you committed to go on vacation. No what's the difference tickets right tickets so the decision is will I and the decision is which one and between the point of decision the point of commitment is where sales exists and your job in sales is to align with their objective and their priorities and their criterion to take care here of all the issues of confusion so they can say yes and then once they've committed then that's where you deliver your service you deliver the expected outcome you resolve any unforeseen issues and the time going from marketing to decision to sales to commitment to service is driven by their priorities what is important to them and we had a whole conversation around priorities so this really is the place where this fits into play as far sins and virtues absolutely and the way I looked at this was I said do things in small bites and create order so exactly what you said is look at it step. Up By step I don't WanNa take it into the marketing funnel realm but you have to look at each one of the steps of of communicating with people where they're added in the buying process where they're at the thinking process and and do it in a way that leads them through the journey right on and the funnel is a faulty model right. It'd just be convenient because a lot of people talk about it. A pipeline is a substantially better model. uh-huh was we moved them from aware unaware to I am a a rabid a fan a customer for life right and the biggest difference between a funnel pipeline and is the pipeline has resting places so pipe goes from that to that so you go from one to another vet and the pipe kind of drives them to the next bat. We're there is some breast there is some some pause indeed and so I think it's a better metaphor but we should probably come up with an even better story but we'll get there yup. The senator five is pride and pride is about Hubris and arrogance or smugness and the pride is this is how we sell the problem with this particular sin as you might choose the wrong marketing strategy. This is when you hear people say well. Our company's been in business for twenty five years. Nobody cares well our market well. It's not your market until I'll give you money. Were the market leader the lowest price none of that matters to the customer. That's all prideful declarations that don't move customers to take action so the virtue is humility. Humility is about bravery in modesty and I love this word reverence and it's how customers buy versus how we sell C._S.. Lewis said humility is not about thinking less of yourself but of thinking of of yourself less and it's the idea that you're talking to. An audience of one you know Brian is as our listener is consuming this podcast. There's only one person sitting there listening right. It's it. It's an audience of one spotlight on the customer so this is where you want to use case studies and testimonials and customers focused documentaries. I am really getting enamored with the concept of of a documentary about a customer success success I have some of my clients that have put this into play and it is become the most powerful marketing vehicle that they are using because it tells a story and when we tell the story people ride right along with us and they can imagine themselves and identify with that story and it's becoming the most powerful thing that I've seen happen. It's amazing right and this is one of the the seven deadly sins that I think that a lot of people have a hard time with because in order or to be a good marketer you think you have to be the loudest and the most visual and the most viral and all this other stuff but what my term on this was was spot on with your wishlist be humble in other words provide provide value and sit back and let them take the action. Don't tell them what to think but get them to think different. That's it. I love it. I love the alignment all right number. Six is envy. Envy is when one lacks a superior quality and wishes that the other also lacked that quality. I love that definition of envy. It's it's literally saying I wish you weren't as good as you were so that translates into focus on competitive positioning and exaggeration to hide your perceived flaws whether they're perceived flaws or not is irrelevant so in this particular killer case it stop focusing on the competition. Stop trying to beat the competition. I I hear this a lot from my clients and I know that you do too you know. How do we beat the competition in? You're asking the wrong question. The real question is in this particular case from business just a business standpoint. How can you help your customer beat their competition because when you do that they you will have no competition and of course in a business to consumer standpoint the competition is everything else that they could be doing? So the way the that we'd countered this sin is with the virtues of kindness in kindness is always about the ethical considerations of the customer doing business with you and it brings up the concept of the Golden Rule Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You can't go wrong in business with the golden rule and it means that you're marketing is about truth. It's about authenticity. It's about positive identity and this is what the people that are going to be with you for a long haul. Aub customer value is going to work. Yes there are people out there that are sending and they're succeeding but the challenges that they can't sustain it and kindness is one of those sustainable Alitalia's be nice will steer you get a shiny new dime. If you guessed the word that I used to describe the antithesis of envy kind kindness well. I'm well. We're we're we're tracking here. We are right on to anybody went to went to school as a kid when or to church school as a kid they were taught these things so right and just to let our audience know we did not preconceived this. This is totally a sitting at a starbucks sitting down and talking. It's amazing how close everything is yeah. Let's let's just let the the listener in on the process this morning while I was out for a walk Brian text me and said hey dude. I want to be a guest on my show today. Here's the topic the seven virtues seven Davidsons were viral virtues of marketing then like heck yeah so all right. I like the alive down to ascend number virtue number seven which is the sin is wrath. Latin wrath is IRA I._R._A.. Riot which means anger and in this particular case where applying this to the world of marketing. It's the fear Anger Congress fear fear. It won't work anger that it's not working and as prior to the show starting you and I were talking about our challenges of marketing what we do and we know that we just have to keep at it so the the virtue that offense this is patience. Patience is perseverance. You have to stay at it because it's a customer journey that becomes part of your brand. Promise and great marketing marketing happens over time remember. We're after the sustainable scalable profitable unsaleable marketing strategy. That's going to last a long time not to flash in the PAN. That's here and gone. This is about how you can have a life long experience so that's what we're talking about and the thing to keep in mind is the awareness ladder. Tom Hopkins in his book. Scientific Advertising talked about how people move from non aware to problem aware to solution where to brand aware too passive awareness to active awareness and you might so you can get a free copy of scientific advertising best way to do that is just Google to Claude Hopkins Scientific Advertising and Lincoln pop up or you can download a free p._d._f.. And you know go for it. It's worth reading to understand better that awareness ladder that we have to be patient about perseverance and remember. It's IT'S A it's a it's a marathon not a sprint right now. I had a slightly slightly different. Take but very much alive on this one instead of patients I used piece and what I talked about was creating content that creates conversations that encourages people that comment that encourages a group of people to engage engage with each other and so it was more about instead of getting you know wrathful about things it was. How do we build a community around this concept <hes>? I like that concept of peace. It's really really good. There's a a fun quote about patience. Patience is not an ability to wait but it's the ability to keep a good attitude well waiting. That's a quote that's a attributed to anonymous I do too. I think it's absolutely wonderful so patients and peace are really linked. At the hip it's it's that attitude of feeling piece well well. What you're wanting to accomplish hasn't happened well and gives you? A sense of Zen is really I mean they're both the same thing that inner peace you know the a peaceful communication with other people that there's not angst and and the biggest thing the reason I even started this topic and I'd love let me stop and say that first and foremost your take on the stuff is not only spot on but it really embellishes on what I talked about so I really appreciate your insight in the way that you looked at it but the reason I did this is because I saw so so much anger in vitriol and just stuff happening on the Internet in in all forms. I mean in one of the things that I've noticed is that people. Are you know there's a place of fear. That's happening out there right. Now you know this fear of the unknown. It's fear of the stock market. It's fear of this fear of the economy. Can I keep my job. You know as my business going around all this other stuff you had a great podcast on that with me me about CEOS and you said the biggest fear that most sea level people have is losing their jobs and so you know that essentially drove me to say okay. What can I do from a positive standpoint that would change ENJ- People's perspectives in one of the focuses? I've really put into this. I started to create posts and content of life stories that have positive outcomes. Love it in that to me was I. It's amazing to me as I started doing doing that. What it invoked it invoked a people that normally would be gnashing their teeth at each other came out and said well? Here's my take on that. are here's what happened to me or here's my and one thing that you said that I think pulls this altogether her. When you talked about creating the documentary was story people get to tell their story and they feel heard they feel loved <hes> right on remember the number one thing that customers look for when searching for a vendor is do you get me right? People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care nats right. Thank you Zig Ziglar for that at one amen brother and that is such a perfect book end to this podcast because you've really you've nailed it and you started off talking about you know the the that people want to feel satisfied and happy they want to feel better right. The reason why people do everything or anything is to feel better and that's essentially what I hope. This podcast does for people is let them see that there is alternatives. There's a different way if thinking if you just slow down and think about it and that's why I love doing this is because it does affect people it gets inside their heads because it's in their ears so hence why I love podcasting my friend and love. I'm having you one. It's always a delight to be here. I love being your guests. Brian Will Sir people wanted to get hold of you. What is the best way for them to do that all right to simple ways number one? Let's connect on linked in Mark's on Lincoln Dot Akam M._A._R._T._A. S on Lincoln Dot Com. We'll take you directly to my profile. I'll be delighted to connect with you just say hey I heard John. The Bacon podcast and you're in the second is if you'd like to have a conversation. I offered twenty minutes to everybody who wants to have a conversation. I learned from everybody I talk with so let's have a conversation you can email me. Mark Dot Smith at B._G.. Co Dot Com that's B.. I. J. C. O.. BIJOU CO DOT COM and <hes> let's have a conversation outstanding well mark again appreciate you your time and it's always a pleasure to talk to you because you do bring sizzling hot bacon knowledge bombs to my peeps man. This has been fantastic. Thank you so much for joining us always delight light my friend. I appreciate what you do well. That's it for today's Bacon podcast. We hope you enjoyed it and learned something today. If you did please go to itunes and give us a review. We appreciate all your feedback.