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SI Media Podcast
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"Me. Because listen, just because it's a radio all hall of fames everywhere are awful and no one should take them seriously, but it's nice that he got any. He deserves the honor. He should have been in years. You're right. It should have. And I just assumed that he would have been in already saying what Susan, but if he is happy and proud about it, I guess he is your right. I probably should text him and just let him know that send them a text. I should mention I should have mentioned this when you first came on. We've gotten a lot of reviews on Apple, but this is a very long podcast because we had two guests, and now this segment. So we'll read them next week. If anyone is listening, leave a 5 star review on Apple, write a review, I'll read it next week. We have a lot. We'll read next week. A couple of other topics, and I want to shout out, I'm very happy Susan walman also got in the radio Hall of Fame, Yankee. Analysts on radio and a reporter for like a hundred years for the Yankees and used to do the Knicks and well deserved for Susan waltman as well. So definitely have to mention that. Have you watched any of the Jeter duck? Yes. And I've loved it. I was just talking to somebody out in the SMI newsroom about it. They were saying that, oh, Matt fans are on watching it. I think they're doing themselves a disservice. If you're a baseball fan at all. I know you as a Yankee fan and a Jeter lover are gonna love it more than, you know, if you're not Yankee fan, but I lived through those years. I hated those Yankee teams. I despised Derek Jeter and Joe Torre and everybody, I'm loving the first two episodes that I've seen so far. It's very big of you. It shows you. Your learning something you're getting insight to Derek keter, you reliving, even though it wasn't great memories for
SI Media Podcast
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"It's gone up in the air. I mean, they're gone. The last I heard was that there would be attempts to be made to reconcile, especially with Vince Vaughn. So yeah, it's up in the air. It's up in the air, I don't think there's anything definite just yet. And then Friday on the day that the announcement came out about Vince, there were the stories that Brock had left, SmackDown that day, then he came back for the show. Do we expect Brock to not stick around? Because Vince isn't there anymore? I think they made a deal with Brock that's really, really good. And I think Brock will be around. I don't know what happened, but it was the moment the tweet came, so it's like 1 o'clock, one O 5 p.m., right? When Vince makes the tweet on Friday and Brock walks out and then he showed back up at 8 30 and they were in communication with him and the way it was told to me was they don't want it to look to the outside world. It was very imperative that doesn't look to the outside world that Vince quit and now our company's in chaos with our most famous wrestler walking out and missing this big pay per view as well. So it was one of those things where was Brock such a genius to figure it out that at that moment they couldn't lose him and him walking out was this brilliant move or was he just frustrated about something and just cooled off? As far as what happened in that 7 and a half hours, they were in communication with them and they made him happy, but exactly what they did. I couldn't tell you. Yeah. So Saturday is SummerSlam, as I said, second biggest pay per view of the year for the WWE. You think Vince is in Connecticut, glued to the clue to peacock watching every second of it, or do you think he has this sort of like his personality?
SI Media Podcast
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"At some point someday he will. So I'm going to go off the highway here and pause all this just to follow up on something. Because I find it fascinating where you said Vince fired Shane. Now, if I remember correctly, the story was that Shane was in charge of the Royal Rumble and I guess it was a disaster and Vince fired Shane. Is that an accurate synopsis? Or is there more to it than that? I mean, it was the Royal Rumble. He was in charge and then there was, I think that there were problems between him and I think it was Brock Lesnar about some of the scripting of the rumble. And Brock pretty much gets whatever he wants. And there was a feeling that he was booking the Royal Rumble all around himself too much as opposed to other people. I know that there was a spot where Matt riddle, who's like one of their upcoming big stars. They were having like a slugfest and he was going to get the best of riddle who actually fought in UFC and 16 years younger and all that. And I think that there's, and that actually happened in the match.
SI Media Podcast
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"Dave Meltzer, Dave. How are you? Thanks. Yeah, I've been this is definitely a week where I realized how long this has been. It's a really weird week for me because I mean, my career doing the Wrestling Observer, coincides completely with Vince McMahon's career owning the company since we both started at almost the exact same. I started the I had written when I was younger. I know there are other stuff since I was 11 years old. But the Wrestling Observer and Vince McMahon buying WWE started at roughly the same time. And here it is 40 years later and it's the end of the era. Before we get into the Vince retirement and the future WWE, where does this past week stack up for you in terms of the craziest weeks you've had doing covering WWE pro wrestling? I mean, it's up there.
SI Media Podcast
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"I love any of your tweets and any of your columns that reference to your dad. And I just think about guys like your dad that it's on Amazon Prime. I don't know what I don't know what Amazon Prime is. I mean, what's said about it is they don't care about people who are 67 years old and. That's the way it is everywhere. We've been taping for 30 minutes as Amazon hired any more people to work in there. This is the biggest stuff. Oh my God. Every day, there's another hire. I've never seen anything like it. I mean, it's good. Good job. It's big. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, the pregame show basically is the start of two in the afternoon in order to although, you know, the NFL network started when the NFL network was doing Thursday night football. They were starting their pre game show at like four or 5 o'clock and they have to know and I think. So I will say this about Amazon. They came from zero and I think that their booth is look, I know you love Al Michaels. He's the goat. He's the greatest ever do the NFL play by play. I think herb street is the best college analyst out there right now. I think that the idea, I'm totally curious to see if he's going to that's going to translate to the NFL. And I expect that it will. And then, you know, they have been making a ton of hires, but like the higher they're making are like these young, I mean, it's a different kind of higher. You're not going to be sitting there with Jimmy Johnson who hasn't coached anybody that's currently playing or how he long who hasn't played with anybody that's currently playing. These are guys almost like Tony Romo, his first year that are going to be like, yeah, when I was on the field at that moment with that person and it could blow up, it could be awful, but I think it's a unique strategy. Yeah, definitely. And I think herb shoot will be great without Michael's on Thursday Night Football. The two or three NFL games herb street did for ESPN, I thought he was tremendous. So I think that's going to be a great booth. The pregame show with the 800 people, I don't know, on Sunday, on Sunday mornings, if you flip on NFL network, you think, wow, there's a lot of people in that set as massive. Amazon's going to blow it away. So a binge drink to see how they fit them all in. But it's Amazon. They could start their pregame show anytime they want. I mean, it's not like they have any other that's the beauty of the streaming. They could do whatever they want with that. They're going to do the alternate telecast too. And I don't know how many they're going to do. Out of that, but they've always had three or four going.
SI Media Podcast
"meltzer" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"Media podcast. I am your host Jimmy trainer. Thank you for joining me. I'll be get through the summer head towards football. Once we get to August, we can start to think about football, but until then we try to deal with the slow time here in the sports calendar, but busy time here on the pod. We have John O'Reilly from sports business journal, talk about the latest sports media news. Charles Barkley and Liv golf and whether he leaves TNT. What's going on with NFL Sunday ticket? The streaming bonanza continues NFL plus is now a thing. ESPN raising their prices. So all that with John O'Reilly, then we have Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer following overran to talk about Vince McMahon leaving WWE, the controversial exit retiring. His daughter, Stephanie, taking over as CEO, I believe, and then Triple H is son in law, Paul levesque, in charge of creative and Meltzer breaks that down as well as anyone, and then train of thoughts with sale kata where we get into some topics about the radio Hall of Fame, the demise of choco taco that everyone's talking about, the Jeter Doc, and what we would pay for a concert. So it's a loaded show. I'm not even gonna give you the preamble about go check out past episodes. Just check them out, subscribe to the pod. We've had some great guests, give us a review. We will read reviews next week. If you leave it on Apple, 5 star review, and subscribe. All right, John O'Reilly on sports media news going around and then we've got Dave Meltzer on the Vince McMahon retirement and then Sal kata with the train of thoughts. Right here on the SI media podcast. All right, joining me now SI media podcast regular from sports business journal and the Martian and oran podcast. John O'Reilly, John. How are you? Doing great. Jimmy, I'm doing, this is how much I like you. I'm doing this. Jackson holiday is being introduced to Kim and yards. Right now, as we're speaking, and I'm like, you know, I'd rather do the SI. The Orioles are hot, so I appreciate that. You know, I had to have someone on to talk about Charles Barkley and live, but I just want to give my listeners here full disclosure. We're taping this Wednesday afternoon. Charles has said or told Dan Patrick, he's making a decision by Thursday night if there's no offer by Thursday night, he's done with Liv. So hopefully this isn't too outdated for people listening over the weekend. And obviously we'll get a decision on Barkley after this comes out. But to me, the Barkley live thing is as big a sports media story as all the NFL broadcasters who switched roles in the
The Psych Central Show
"meltzer" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"Sometimes conspiracies or conspiracy theories, they turn out to be true. However, there's a trick to that, right? Because some part of it turns out to be true, but the rest of it is false. Can you think of an example of a conspiracy theory that turned out to be true? And what were the differences between the true story and the conspiracy theory? Because I imagine that this whole thing hinged on, yeah, the warehouse was there, everything else was different. Yeah, here's one of my favorites. I didn't realize when I talked so much about JFK, but it's just chock full of them. JFK's brain was stolen. That's the conspiracy theory is when JFK got shot, got shot in the head. They buried the body, but obviously his head was blown apart. They collected and scooped up his brain and his brain during the autopsy was removed. They wanted to see what happened and they wanted to see they could find anything in the bullet. When they buried the body of JFK, his brain wasn't in it. Who is stealing JFK's brain? That sounds like this silliest conspiracy theory of all time. It's a 100% true. We think like, oh, it's a nefarious thing and there's some mad scientist who's going to clone the brain and we're going to have a robot JFK running around and you can see all the kooky stories that can come out of it. You know, it's a cover up. They don't want to tell you what happened. They're trying to hide who really kills them. All the theories that immediately come with it. But here's what really happens. They didn't know how to do it all. They were all scrambling. And they put his brain into another container that container of all places winds up at the national archives. You can go in and see the declaration in Pence. You can see the constitution and somewhere in there was JFK's brain, not joking in a metal container. And on a certain day, a secretary comes from RFK from Bobby Kennedy and picks up the brains. And we never find the brains again. So what was the story that happened? And the story that happened was Bobby Kennedy did have them thrown into the ocean, I think, is where they wound up being. And it wasn't a giant cover up. It wasn't to hide who killed him. It wasn't to hide the ballistics. It was that Bobby Kennedy was terrified as anyone would be if God forbid your family member was killed in such a public way. And if it didn't get rid of that, that it would just be a sideshow and people would be paying money to go see it. And people would be picking through his life forever. I just wanted to give his brother some peace to have this crazy conspiracy story, grazie ghost story, I should say, but the nefarious is not a part of it. At the end of the day, it's just a brother looking out for his other brother and saying, man, his family deserves some peace so they can actually revolve with their lives. And that to me is smells of truth. None of us can really know what's in Bobby Kennedy's brainwaves, and I'm sure there are people who can write into you and say, that's not true. Meltzer missed the story. He was really his cover up. You can say whatever you want, but it doesn't sound true to me. I think for every conspiracy theory, you have to ask one question. Who benefits? Who benefits? Ask yourself who benefits and you'll find the truth behind the conspiracy. And to me, that's the one that smells the most real to me is a brotherhood Darius sibling and just wants this family to have some peace. So Brad, you've been doing this for a long time. I mean, you just do a ton of research. So I just want to ask you, what is your favorite secret society or secret building that is true? Like a real secret society or building that you are fascinated with and can you tell us about it? My favorite one is definitely The White House. The White House has the best secret passages. There's not just one. Like you, I love secret passages. This is my other favorite. Below the U.S. capitol. We all know the capital of course has the big dome and then those two kind of giant kind of wings on the side of it. That's not how the capital was built. The capital was built just the dome and the center part. And then over the years they added the Senate side and the house side, what you see on the sides of the capitol. But at the time, when the capital was built, it was no such technology as air conditioning. But a cool down the Senate chamber in the House chamber. They drill these huge underground tunnels that would bring air, literally underground into the chamber. That was just how to get the smell out and fresh air in. There was no air conditioning. And when they added those sides, they just kind of kept building on one and then on top of the other, they covered things up and as a result, they were a huge catacombs that are below the U.S. capitol today. You can't call them on the public tour, but I went crawling around. I remember I was with one of the people who can take you around the one of the historians of the capitol. And we were on our not joking on our stomachs and hands and knees, crawling. I was in a suit, crawling on my elbows because the tunnel kept getting smaller and smaller and we kept going. He's like, let's see where he leaves. He didn't even know where it led either. And we're crawling on our knees, so it's really, really fun. But that's one of my favorite buildings out of everything. So Brad, I want to pose the exact same question to you except change true to untrue. What's your favorite secret society.
The Psych Central Show
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"Out there to be fascinated and worth digging into, I know I'm not that special. There are other people who want to find it. So as a perfect example, I found a couple of years ago about four years ago. I was doing information about mount weather and high point is called, which is the place where when Dick Cheney and 9 11 happened where they take all of our kind of like top top people in the government, right? Raven rock, mount weather, still in use today, 9 11 Dick Cheney and other top officials were evacuated there and they still exist. And at some point in the 50s and 60s, they called mount weather high points. They realized, what do we do with the rest of the people? And I found this Michigan sanitarium. How far from where you are, was called low point mount weather was called high point and a Michigan sanitarium of all place called low point. And it was a place where the government would consider every different invention scenario. To protect civilians, if there was a hydrogen bomb that was hit. And they were going to make up the sanitary will pop up 200 bed hospitals. It could be fit inside tractor trailers, drive them to radiated areas within four hours of the attack. You can have collection teams all the bodies, 7000 post office trucks. We're going to carry around bodies. They want to take a post office trucks and turn them into hearses. And then guess what happened? They realized that if there was a nuclear attack, none of it would work. It was all nonsense. It was complete and utter nonsense, right? We were all going to be dead and it didn't matter how many beds you had in your sanitarium. We were done. And that's how it worked until the late 1990s. I found this government employee named Stephen bias wrote a paper recommending that we have a new stockpile to be ready for things for disasters. But instead of the nuclear war one, he was like, we need to have pharmaceuticals. Forget nuclear missiles, the threat is not there anymore. It's bioterrorism. Government actually listen, they opened up a dozen secret warehouses all around the country. Harry and pharmaceuticals carrying antidotes to smallpox embracing all the ideas of this guy. Anthrax smallpox push packages that could be ready in case it was a bioterrorism attack. And they will be ready for it. And this is all true. Now I got you, right? You're listening. I'm listening. I'm as fascinated as you was fascinated when I found out about it. But that beginning and that history and that real stuff that happens and all the stuff that existed for all these years and none of us ever knew about it is to me the greatest setup and definitely helps me as a writer when I'm trying to hook readers..
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"Here's your host, Gabe Howard hey everyone, I'm your host Gabe Howard and calling into the show today we have Brad Meltzer. Brad is the number one New York Times bestselling author of 12 previous thrillers, including the escape artist, and he's also helped find the missing 9 11 flag with his history channel TV shows Brad Meltzer's lost history and Brad Meltzer's decoded. Brad, welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. So you have done a ton of research into secret societies and secret locations across the United States. That's kind of where I'd like to zero in on. Because secret societies and secret locations, they are real. But of course, they're also the basis of well-known conspiracy theories like the QAnon conspiracy. What are your thoughts on how the public should evaluate fact from fiction when it comes to secret societies locations and the like? Listen, Gabe, I think at the end of the day, where the society right now that has more access to information than any society before it. Ever. We have the library of Alexandria in our pockets every day on our phones. But the hardest thing to find today is the truth. Go put the word freemason into Google. And watch how many pages you have to click through before you find one that has actual truth in it. Telling you that the freemasons are taking over the world and they're stealing your cars and you're eating your babies and whatever else and I think as a culture, at least for myself, we're starving for truth right now. If you said to me, the one thing that I wish I could have for everyone is I feel like we need a new class in schools that lets people figure out information from misinformation because especially when it comes, as you said, the secret society is especially when it comes to secret locations. People just want to tell the craziest ghost story they can tell, but that doesn't mean it's a true story. And to me, the best story is the true story, not the crazy kooky one, but everything I've worked on is to help people find that unattainable thing, which is the actual truth. Now, I find secret anything fascinating Brad, I want to I want to just be honest, I love old buildings and historical shows that tell us the secret uses of old buildings and listen, I desperately want a hidden passageway in my house. Is there something that drives this fascination? Is this just a normal human thing? And we all want what we can't have. That's the easy part. Let's just jump to the greatest one of all. Do you want to know who killed JFK? If you look in the 60s when JFK was murdered, we thought that the people that killed JFK were the Russians. They were the Cubans. It was the height of the Cold War. It was the communists, our greatest enemy at the time of the Cold War. If you look in the 70s, at the time of Watergate, when Richard Nixon made us be suspect of government in a way that we'd never had been before, who killed JFK. Well, it was LBJ who did it. It was the CIA who did it. It was an inside job. The government did it. If you look in the 1980s, as The Godfather movies peak, who killed JFK, the mafia did it the mob did it. And decade by decade, if you want to know who killed JFK, it's whoever America is most afraid of at that moment in time. And I say that simply to say that what all conspiracies are. And all these secret passages are that you love so much is their mirrors. Their mirrors to our fears and our fascinations. And listen, I can make up whatever I want. I can say there are secret tunnels that run below The White House and they come all the way out at Disney World. And you would laugh and be like, okay, that's not true. But if I tell you that when you're in the ground floor quarter of The White House, along the big red carpet you're going to find on your left hand side of statue of FDR, make a left at the door there. When you open up that door, you're going to find all these chairs that are stacked up to the ceiling. That's where they store all the chairs for the state dinners. Now go out the back door in that room. You'll see the floor will start sloping downward. There'll be HVAC equipment, slopes downward. You're going to hit a dead end. Like a right hand turn at the dead end, you'll see a steel door. That's the entrance to the secret tunnel below The White House. And you know that that's real. Something in your gut tells you that's real. When you were explaining The White House, there was this part of me that wanted to start taking notes and I know that we're recording. I got a microphone shoved in my face. I do this for a living, and I'm like, this is super secret. It's cool, right? You can kind of feel it in your chest. And I can see how people get sucked into this. Yeah, unless you're doing and asking those questions, it's vital man. It's vital that you ask her like that. You've been to The White House, right? You have presidents that love your work. And we can sort of believe you because you've been there. It's not inconceivable that a building like The White House would have tunnels underneath it, right? Your path themes reasonable, but let's say that you're just, you're just lying to us. You're just tricking. So what? Right? So he didn't actually know where the entrance to the tunnel was, or there wasn't a tunnel. But what if you take that same layer of truth? But you changed where the tunnel came out. And where the tunnel came out now is, you know, where the lizard people are secretly running the government or where QAnon meets or the secret room where they replace the president every night with the robot. Why do people believe that? Because your first version certainly sounds believable. The version that I just told, it doesn't even sound believable, but we do live in a society where people are like, I knew it. I knew the president was a robot. Yeah, listen, you're asking the right question. I love that you're asking this question. I literally fight with this question on a daily basis, especially the way the news is working these days. And there is just no end, people believe what they want to believe. We hear we want to hear, we see what we want to see. We believe we want to believe. But the question is why? Why do we want to believe that nonsense? And I think, again, it goes back to JFK. If I tell you that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, then that means that one person on one given day can disrupt the entire universe, and that's a really scary thought. But if I tell you, oh my gosh, it was the government did an LBJ did and they were empowered with this one and this one, the CIA, and.
The Suburban Women Problem
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"Welcome back everyone. Rachel, it was so fun to hear your interview with bread Meltzer, so I was totally fangirling out, so not a lot of people know, but our youngest daughter, Mimi, that's her nickname. I was actually reading Brad Meltzer's book on Amelia Earhart. And as I was reading it, I was like, oh, Amelia would be a great name that would go with the nickname Mimi, 'cause our oldest daughter had decided this thing in my belly was going to be named meme you know, no matter what. So we are reading his book on Amelia Earhart and that's when he decided her name would be Amelia because of red Meltzer's book. And I have a ton of his books, super fangirling out. Well, I'm gonna text him as soon as we finish recording, I'm gonna text him that tea is gonna love that story. He is such a genuine and kind person and he and his wife do amazing work. And they are youngest is a couple years older than Ellie and you know, they're always good for some real parenting stories and I love anyone who is like honest about parenting because it's hard. I love that. So before we go, we like to leave you with something good that happened to us or something positive that we saw in the news this week. So Rachel, let's start with you. What's your toast to joy this week? Well as I said at the beginning of the show, it's been, you know, continue to be pretty heavy news, I guess would be a good word to use. And we're still very involved in helping people in Ukraine and following the story there that is just turned into a humanitarian and refugee crisis. And as the Russians indiscriminately bombed civilian areas in civilian populations, I am inspired again as I said last week by the heroism and just bravery of the Ukrainian people..
The Suburban Women Problem
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"That's what books are. They're compilations of ideas and nothing can stop an idea. So I know both you and your wife Cory know judge katon G Brown Jackson from different eras and times in your life. Can you tell us a little bit more about how you know her and what you know about her? Oh, it's so funny. You know, obviously I live in Miami. I grew up here as a young debater in high school. And when we were in debate, you never knew the kids that were really on the other teams. You always knew who was on your team. And you know like one or two or maybe the most three kids who you know were just the best of the best. And you knew like, uh oh, if you're in round against, so and so, you're going against Rachel, you're going to get your butt kicked today. And we all knew katangi. Just her name. We just knew that. My wife wound up going to college with her. And obviously, I know her since back then. She is just the embodiment of excellence. She was excellent in high school. She was excellent in college. She was excellent in law school and excellent in D.C.. It is not because of how she looks or what her skin color is. She is just and always was the best. And I love the fact that here we are full circle all these years later, I remember going to the court. I was one of the few novelists ever allowed to speak on the actual court. They invited thriller writers who wrote about the Supreme Court there and justice Breyer was there and got to meet him and to watch his own clerk now be nominated for his seat after all those years. It is just one of the most amazing things to watch. Okay, so now your newest book is for adults is a novel called the lightning rod like a lot of your other novels. It involves a huge amount of research. This time involving some top secret military warehouses. So what is it like writing a book about government programs that prepare for the end of the world during a time that kind of feels like the end of the world? Well, the crazy part is so I always, you know, I've done the secret tunnels below The White House I've done the hidden labyrinth below the capital. And I found out 5 years ago that the U.S. government, as you mentioned, has a dozen secret warehouses hidden all around the country to deal with bioterrorist attacks. One of these dozen warehouses is kind of equidistant so that in four hours, whether it's anthrax, whether it's smallpox, whether it's botulism, whether it's Ebola or of course now COVID, they can get a push package out and make sure we're safe. And I'm like, you're telling me the government for decades has secret warehouses hidden right in front of our faces and some of these big cities. And we don't know what's in them. I gotta go inside them. I want to know what or at least want to know what's in them. And so here I am, I research. It was under the CDC. I go to I fly to Atlanta. I get into the CDC. I had unprecedented access and then COVID hit. And obviously you can't get any of that today. But what you see when you read the end of the lightning rod, what you see at the end in that final scene in that warehouse, I didn't make up what's in that warehouse is there. Even the hero of the book nola, I remember I was in a government facility that was filled with paintings, the military paintings..
The Suburban Women Problem
"meltzer" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"And stupidly picked the wrong heroes to bam. Everyone was up in arms. There was a universal outrage. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, were all aghast and when those three agree you know you went too far. It sent me on this path. I started looking back through history. And I found, you know, I was like, what's the first book that got banned in America? Like the one that, and again, not on just a singular community level, but on national level. And it was Harriet Beecher Stowe's many historians say Uncle Tom's cabin. And I tell you that to explain this to your answer. Back then, confederates did not like its pro abolitionist arguments..
The Suburban Women Problem
"meltzer" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"It's like, how do you sit there, look people in the face and say that you care about children, but then you do things that directly harm children. Jen, thank you so much for joining us today. You are an inspiration. I know it's very difficult the work that you're doing, but it is so, so important. And absolutely. I hope that people can follow you and cheer you on. Everyone should cheer you on. Where can people find you online? Thank you so much. So on Twitter, we are at FL freedom read. Okay. And on Facebook, we are Florida foundation to read project. Okay, we'll have that in the show notes. And now we're going to take a quick break, and when we come back, we'll have my interview with another normal Floridian and my good friend, Brad Meltzer. Thanks so much for listening to the suburban women problem. We've been running a listener survey for the last few weeks, and we still need to hear from you. What do you like about the show? How can we engage with you better? We're dying to know. So please click on the survey link in the show notes. Thank you so much and enjoy the rest of the episode. Our guest today is the bestselling author of fiction nonfiction comic books in children's books. His series of biographies for young readers, ordinary people change the world, includes books about Abraham Lincoln, Sonia Sotomayor, and Rosa Parks. Brad Meltzer, thank you so much for joining me on the suburban women problems. Oh, I have been waiting to come today. You know that. I should tell you that Brad and I are friends outside of podcast world and he is exactly the person that you think he is and probably more. And this is just a huge thrill of mine. But before I knew Brad, personally, we had his books, all his books, and our daughter, it was like our Hanukkah tradition for Ellie to get some of the ordinary people changed the world work. So tell us a little bit about what made you decide to write these books within 2014, right? It was. And as you had LA, I had Lila. And I had Jonas and I had Theo. I have my kids. And I was writing thrillers all these years, murdering people day by day, and you know, I think that goes along with being a parent, right? His murdering and you're like, let's do children's books. That's a perfect segue..
The Suburban Women Problem
"meltzer" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"And here is the better path forward. So I got a little irritated after the State of the Union when everyone wanted to talk about Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren boebert and they're like outbursts that were like, you know, they're little tantrum. But meanwhile, we have for the first time ever, madam vice president Kamala Harris and madam speaker Nancy Pelosi sitting there in all of their class, right behind the president, and it totally overshadowed all of that. And so I got really frustrated. This is really amazing that we have these two women here. And not only that, it overshadowed all of the stuff that the president was saying in the State of the Union, which I think was the intent. That's all, that's all they do. That's literally how they get votes. They are not going to give votes on policy. They're not going to get votes on being logical. They're not going to get votes on common sense. They get votes on being ridiculous and commanding attention by doing stupid things. I mean, they're basically taking a note out of Trump's playbook when it comes to, oh, I am going to be, you know, say and do things that will make everyone look over there. Yes. He talked about pre-K, child tax credits, pell grants, affordable healthcare, bridges, broadband, let's talk about some of those policies. Exactly. Let's have the real discussion. And that's why they have the outburst because they're not a party of policies. They are a party of outbursts. It's so hard. I know we talk about conversations on this podcast. I know we talk about so much of the importance of having conversations and having a safe place and allowing people to change their mind. I'm having a hard time with that lately with so much. And we have Alex has been on TV a lot, he's been talking a lot. And there's been so, so much hate. And I know you guys have been through this too and you'll understand. Yes. But it's really hard to be like, okay, I'm going to extend a hand. Let me just today, I've got a lot of messages on Instagram. I don't know why I don't even have a public profile on Instagram, but I mean someone said that we should be hung. It's also hanged. I love how you're like, even though you're threatening me, I'm going to educate you on the proper grammar. I know. Or how to threaten me. Yeah. It is hard to want to engage and, you know, sometimes I'm like, I don't want to engage. I don't have a conversation. I just want to beat you. I don't want to be really, really bad..
The Suburban Women Problem
"meltzer" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"You know, Alex has respond might have been something about you only serve as Putin's useful idiot. I may have helped him direct his tweet response. It's just saying. We gotta address the suburban women problem because it's real. Welcome to the suburban women problem. A podcast for red wine and blue. Hi everyone, thanks for listening. I'm Amanda Weinstein. I'm Rachel vindman. I'm Jasmine Clark, and you're listening to the suburban women problem. Before we get started today, I just want to acknowledge that it's been a rough few weeks for all of us. Whether it's the news out of Ukraine that's keeping you up if you're me, that's what's happening. The continued attacks on trans kids and their families or even what's going on in your local community, the news has been bleak. I just want to name that and let you know that if you're feeling a little overwhelmed by the news and the state of the world, you are not alone. Later on, I'll be speaking to my friend Brad Meltzer, who's series of biographies for young readers, has been consistently targeted by book banners. And before we get to Brad, Jen cousins will join us to discuss how she's actively fighting book bands and has pushed back against Florida's don't say gay Bill on behalf of her non binary child. But before we get into that, let's all take a deep breath and check in. Ladies, how are we doing? It's been a week. It has definitely been a week. So I will say at the legislature here in Georgia, it has been absolute insanity. We basically voted on all of the bills that are like the most horrible bills. So we've got bills, banning, trans children, from playing in certain sports. We got bills that are banning certain things from being taught in schools. It's literally like every single thing that you can think of, like all the bad stuff, they decided to do it all on a Friday. And I was just like, who does this to the weekend? This is horrible. I know. This is their MO though. Do you remember the Trump what? The Friday night master is actually Alex was fired on a Friday afternoon..
Brent Bellm, CEO, on the Role of BigCommerce
"Your host david meltzer. I have brent belen. Ceo and chairman of big commerce here on the playbook. Welcome brandt how are you. I'm great thanks for having me david. Well it's so exciting to have someone in the big open data space. Because i think still. Today we can't understand the size scope and scale of how important data is i've had some quantum computing people on here. I've been in data a long time in the sports world Especially with gambling becoming so legalize worldwide that some of the most valuable data that we can get because those people are worth so much You're now launching or have launched the b. two b. addition For big commerce. I thought maybe you give me a little bit of your perspective of how important this data is in what you do and how you do it. Great so Just the basics. Commerce is a software platform that businesses use to create and manage their e commerce stores. So whether they're ecommerce store is selling to consumers or businesses or both were the world's second largest ecommerce platform that is software as a service. We have over sixty thousand customers you know including some of the world's biggest brand names across all categories And that's fundamentally what customers use big commerce to do. it's for their online stores or online selling. You just mentioned two big announcements we've made in the last week one is around our beat addition Which is sort of a a prepackaged set of additional functionality for sellers who are selling business to business as well as what was announced yesterday which is our open data platform
Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week
"meltzer" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week
"Dvd's everything for free to help people with pragmatic ways to make a lot of money themselves. Help a lot of people themselves and have a lot of fun themselves. All three of those things and it's so interesting because people tell you what i do. You like you can seek professional vice but what. You really wanna do instantly. While you're waiting to see the therapist go do good. The i would say. Be kind to your future self. Do good deeds. If you're depressed. Anxious frustrated go take a step back. Go pick some trash go hug. Someone goes smile go do a good deed. It's impossible to pursue your potential in new a good deed. Not be ac. We know you've got an incredible podcast. The playbook but what's book that you could recommend my favorite book. I read every day is thinking grow rich. I know you actually have that book as well. Napoleon hill thinking grow rich. I used to make fun with my wife saying every time i read this book i make another million dollars. It's an incredible book. It's onion of a book as you know every time i read it appealing another onion these chapters. They just change on you. I never see things until you here. I am literally sixteen years. I read it every single day. Mr couple because i i'm a creature human being but you know. Beyond a few days every chapter unravels itself every year. Why love that bucket. In fact is you know it's sitting right behind me because even traveling. I took thinking grow rich with me you know. What's your next summit. And what might be a challenge. You're gonna have to overcome to get to yet another mountaintop. You know i am practicing ending. Fear my next summit is a continual one of trying to spend minutes in moments in the eagle base consciousness. So i'm identifying the triggers that said need to the separation. What whether it's a need to be right. I fight that all the time. A need to be offended. You know. I wish we could feed the world as fast as we feed people that are offended. You know but i can walk outside wanting to be offended in bullet would immediately But a need to be separate inferior superior. I have a need to be anxious. Frustrated angry and. I'm challenge because i a student of this. I pay attention in given tension to the coincidences. I want in my life. I call that the mathematical equation of luck. But i still can't get out of my own way. Even though i know in my conscious mind this is stupid right. I i know that. But i am practicing ending that fear. My goal is only spend in moments every day in anger. Fear anxiety depression. Whatever it is. But i've done a good job of advancing from days weeks months years from being angry worried upset resentful guilty separate fears superior all those great triggers. I now getting closer and closer. But that's my next summit. Why love that. And that's a great summit. You know my final question. I've asked us over two thousand times because it is the question. What's the legacy you want to create with your life. One word kindness..
Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"meltzer" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Would receive without becomes a trade negotiation a matter of scarcity of limited in quantity quicker pro. Yeah in a matter of you know transition for me was. I'm going to just focus in on receiving with the good intention of what i'm going to receive. I'm going to give away. And when i did that. It got rid of so much interference. Guild defense resentment all of the different energy that exists when we feel bad not worthy of receiving a lot of energy that i carried was not worthy and partly because my mom sacrificed so much. She invested so much in us. I just talked about this the other day. I don't know if you've heard of cameo but you know people pay me a hundred dollars to take thirty seconds to videotape something for them. You'll happy birthday. David meltzer and i'm thinking a hundred dollars for thirty seconds. I've made one hundred thousand dollars for a speech before. My mom made seventeen thousand dollars a year so she had to work two jobs teaching second grade at a private school. Seventeen thousand dollars a year. And i stepped on stage for forty five minutes and made one hundred grand. I had worthy problems right that i never have received that before. I would always downplay how much i would charge out. Always but once. I realized you know what that hundred thousand is going to go. I i'm not gonna keep a penny of. It is all going through me for others so i feel super good way better than giving ten thousand dollars to charity receiving one hundred thousand dollars giving that value to others and giving the hundred thousand dollars away more you receive the more you can give including gratitude forgiveness health and accountability. I've agreed saying cova people are like. Hey man stop talking about smiling through stuggles. Stop talking about how great things are like. Look bro let me. Just tell you this. I can't be poor enough to make you rich. But i promise you one thing. I can't be rich enough to make you rich. That has guaranteed. And i can't be sick enough to make you well but i could be well enough to make you well. So there's a lot to be said about receiving first with the good intention of allowing to come through for others and you mentioned gratitude as you were speaking. And i know that's another through line in your life and something that you've really focused on is being grateful. How do you ensure that with all the successes that you've had in your life i know you've talked about your younger years being really fueled by ego and i think a lot of us have been through that and today though you got your beads on your wrist and maybe you could talk about those but then also love to hear your just having gratitude so cool because as you know the brand has grown in the reaches grown the two biggest impactful things that i teach i learned before i was probably three one is to say thank you before i go to bed at wanna wake up. If you wanna change your life. I guarantee at thirty days if you say thank you before you go.
Advanced Selling Podcast
ASP's Favorite Things
"This is the advanced selling. Podcast list of tools gear people and things you need to be following things you need to have in the bag so analysts tools that we recommend people that we follow books that we read or listen to anything else. This is going to be a quick rapid. Here's they are not a lot of depth into them but you can go research them on your own but we get asked all the time. So what books do you read. What podcast you listen to what tools you use. Well we're going to tell you that in this episode. That's what we're going to do. So it's gonna be like a list big list and then you can go check them out and hopefully someone's gov a great tool. Thank you for telling me that. So these are in no order than no order. I've got him in order. Yes you want to put them in order now. That'll that'll take agree. So because i've got some. I've got some tools. Some software some gear some gear stuff than calling people. I follow so also kinda start. You bet software app that everybody needs to have on their chrome as an extension as crystal knows c. r. y. s. T. a. l. k. w. ws s. Crystal knows it's a preparation tool for any conversation. You have with someone. It essentially looks at their lincoln profile. Organizes there that information at finds into a disc profile which is a really easy to understand personality profile better than that though. It teaches you how to talk to them. That has a conversation coach. Based on what. I'm going to be talking to the person about and the modality that i'm gonna use to talk to them so basically says i need to email bill to make a good first impression and it gives you a little sound bytes based on bills linked in profile. And it's amazing. Everybody should use crystal nose. Crm s keynote abuse by the way none of these people were affiliated with right right. There's no need advertiser huge talked about talked about four and it's good good My first one is rev dot com read on com. Rav a dictation service Let's imagine you leave a meeting and you want to dictate A follow up email. You will describe your phone. Open up the revs. Aft- dictated now. You can do the same thing with siri but ravitch's really reliable Person on the. There's a human being you're actually dictates. Transcribes it if it's longer form it's probably better like if you wanted to Dictate an article or you think. There's a really good idea for an article you can dictate. Let them do it. And then come back and modify edited. But i think it's a great time saver it's about a buck and a quarter a minute so it's pretty reasonable. Chances are you're not going to have really long things you're going to be doing in there. But dot com is one of my favorite tools. Love it my next one. That i doubt a lot. Same deal no affiliation whatsoever. Huge fan of gong dot com. Many of you have heard of that. Were power users here at our firm and it is such a useful tool for coaching and for self evaluation of Sales conversation and you get data back from gung dot com. That talks about things you should and shouldn't do in the sales process. All based on data and artificial intelligence is fantastic. Gung dot com Recommend any sales leader listening to this to go check them out against affiliation with podcast so de fan big fan Might second one is A twenty dollar tripod. That i cannot all in on We're going to start doing some youtube shorts. I don't know if you're familiar with youtube shorts but They're all vertical. You see them on the shelf underneath your main youtube feed. So if you're on your mobile you'll start to see these. You're kind of wondering what they are. They're called shorts and they're less than a minute and but they have to be vertical. So you can do a short for youtube and also repurpose it on instagram. Or or one of the other verticals sites. But you need. You need a tripod. if you're going to do any kind of stuff like that. I think the days of holding it for certain things but if you're going to produce something that you want hundreds of thousands of people to see i think you need some kind of stable base for your found Tripods are easy amazing. How many how few people have them. Twenty dollar version is not a floor. Length just sits on your desk and it's really makes a real easy to record. I love twenty bucks on amazon twenty bucks amazon bills amazon link kidding okay. Here's i'm gonna go to people follow. I've got three people. One of them's kind of one of them comes as a package deal. I guys get him. David meltzer david meltzer. We've had David on the podcast Was a big time big time. Sports agent Unfortunately lost a an enormous amount of money and that incident actually changed his life the he would say for the better and he is one of the most giving talented Gracious humble smart intelligent coaches. You could follow if you don't follow david meltzer's shame on you. You'll find him anywhere online on instagram. He does free. Coaching sessions every friday every friday. He's doing something and just a really really great Human being everyone who listens to this show should follow david meltzer. Also i've never been on one of his Friday morning calls if you have i have. Yeah they're just they're just outstanding just outstanding he's so giving and he doesn't for free and they're usually maxed out because people love what he says to do. He just great fan. That's good. I've got one to follow here. His name is peter crone. Cro n e. You know peter. I don't yeah. I didn't either until i saw him on Saw him interviewed by aubrey. Marcus who owns on it. He founded the company called on its online and nutrition company but aubrey has a podcast. And it's one of those things you like. I don't ever heard of peter cronin. I'm not gonna listen to that. I'm gonna go with some. i thought. Well what the hell. Maybe i'll learn something and this guy is really good. He's a performance coach. Lives in england. just look up anything he does because he talks about the mindset and the mentalities at a whole different level than you and i are talking about him but i think you'll like him. Peter crown zero. Lots of lots podcast. That's the best thing about doing this drills get to learn all this stuff to see. Yeah i'm making a lot of notes. Bill my hand on my whiteboard over k next to follow for me as a married couple Very very successful married couple in great just human beings. My opinion jesse. It's ler and sara blakely sara blakely founded spanks. Oh yeah one of the most successful self made women in the world and jesse it's ler is also self made is in a He has a a thing called life. Resumes all about experiences. He's an ultra marathoner and those two together are comedic dual like no other. And they're they've got four little kids if you don't follow them on instagram. You need to follow both of them. They're just hilarious. They put out great content. Very inspiring people talk about them being like a billionaire couple. That seems just absolutely normal and down to earth. Because i think they are jesse it's slur. It and sara blakely follow them. Didn't jesse it's ler do some kind of a like a training challenge or something. He did went on. He does a cold plunge challenge. He's gone back. Hof is a guy on wim hof place for a cold you know. He's got to go plug lunch exactly but he does it. Lots of things around performance great. Yeah he just did a fifteen minute fifteen incline fifteen minute challenge put your treadmill at fifteen incline and run for fifteen minutes and see how far you can get. Wow at like last week while it's crazy. Yeah so yeah. I've heard of him. I don't follow him. that's good. that's good let's see Here's a book. That i sound really good especially for sales professionals who are looking to build their brand their personal brand. And the guy's name is chris. Ducker the rise of the new twra. Noor line entrepreneur new partner. It's been out for a couple of years. Might have heard of it. But chris i follow. Chris have been do a little bit of coaching with him. And he's really. His book is really good when it comes to building your personal brand Not like you're not like being a enter an instagram influence or in your in your brand in your business that you're in how do you portray yourself. How do you talk about yourself. It's really good. It's really good and it. It'll stretch you thomas. The book will stretch you. It's called the rise of the poor. Chris tucker. I would recommend that book. The book i'm going to recommend is a great life book but it will transfer into your sales life and one of my favorite books. I listen to this book. Called the book of joy and it's an interview with the dalai lama am bishop desmond. Tutu diamond desmond tutu. And they are both very very joyful people and have had lots of pain in their lives and they're interviewed by a reporter. Who just as a brilliant job. Just pulling out their life stories together intertwining it. And they talk about the difference between happiness and joy and fulfillment and It's a really really good heart opening a book. I found that will absolutely have you show up differently in sales life. The book of joy with desmond tutu the dalai
Joey's Totally Tech
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Posts Benchmark Result in Passmark
"Top story and be Verizon 5 5600 ex-post Benchmark results in PassMark, 10% above all in Sol processors the new processor had impressive performance in the past or single thread Benchmark. It was forty-seven percent faster than its predecessor has be all Intel chips. The processor has a base clock of 3.5 gigahertz and boosts up to 4.6 gigahertz and retails for $299. The score was 3945 points the previous processors the ryzen 5 2600x off scored twenty-six hundred seventy-seven points and the rise in five thirty six hundred XT score 2832 points. We've yet to see benchmarks from the new Rising seven fifty-eight hundred ex or Thursday nine fifty nine hundred XT or two fifty nine fifty ex, but they will of course have significantly better scores than what the 5600 access May is so far. We've got good news on the GPU front to which will discuss dead. In the gaming news. Yeah, this processor Benchmark. It's really exciting stuff because AMD they had the plague catch up with Intel for some time past few years with the rise and launchers have been really good. Okay before Rising came out AMD was kind of lagging behind for years on the CPU front. Unfortunately and the past few years have come out was rising and they've come out with some amazing stuff. They were still a little behind until as far as performance goes, but they were definitely catching up and now it looks like at least it's single thread performance here on the new CPUs are coming out. Yeah, they're exceeding until they're even exceeded their own stuff. But beyond what I would have thought you know, now what are these stores based off of exactly their benchmark scores? This is the single threaded Performance Off. It's kind of hard to explain to someone who might not be quite as tech-savvy. Okay, but it's just a way that process is certain renderings or whatnot. Like what's the scale? Like, what's the highest she that I don't think there is a highest you just get more and more and more points God's it. Yeah, that's like it's like the Dave Meltzer scoring system. I guess except has a supposed to be five stars and several wrestlers have broken the Yankees, but I like I think you've reviewed like in a store match couple years ago something like that. All right. Well, let's start a wrestling podcast some time and as much as we're talking about wrestling cuz this is a ticket. I don't know if you're free time, right? That's all right, ma'am. But yeah, so I'm really excited about these rides and see if he is a competition is definitely a good thing and it's great to see AMD really competing with Intel on Thursday. They're competing with Nvidia 2 and we're going to get into that in the gaming news. That's really excited stuff too. Now. Do you think these new processes will give them an advantage as far as like encryption is concerned with encryption. I really don't know but I know we do have a a little vulnerability with the Intel CPUs. I want you tell us about that sure researchers extract a secret key used to encrypt until CPU code a secret key that encrypts updates to a number of Intel CPUs has been extracted bowing third parties to decrypt the microcode updates until provides to fix security vulnerabilities and other bugs. It's possible to update Intel chips with off the microcode using the secret key. There's no way to effectively eliminate the vulnerability but until has said the issue is not serious for customers wage. As an attacker would require physical access to the machine
The CheapWineFinder Podcast
Santa Carolina Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Review
"This. Is Dave cheap wine fighter dot. com. Another one. Another day. Wants from Moscow again, and it's a crazy cheap price for. Really Nice one. Let me grab the bottle so I get the name, right? Santa Carolina. Reserva? Cabinet sobbing young from Chicago States in Jakarta Valley in Chile. And, the vintages twenty eight. And it's a really really Nice Cabernet. Chilean cabinet China for me splits the difference between Bordeaux and. California has got the good right fruit of California. And its sleek and lean like Gordo and you put them together. Good. And this is a seven. Forty nine set wine. I wasn't the Internet and it's it's not an expensive wine anywhere, but it's ten to thirteen dollars elsewhere. Seven fifty for cloudy Capita Sauvignon is really crazy. Because Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that you expect. Good. Barrel slavery. Now I don't think this one had any oak barrels. There are other ways to get the oak flavoring in. They I think they said in the tasting Meltzer had contact with. And contact with. Isn't necessarily hope bureau? But whatever they did it works it tastes really really. Really Drinks. Baba's price tag. I'm going to take a separate now. This is. No issues really good tasting very well made. Cabernet Sauvignon it's sleek. It's leaning tasty. Got A great. No the Scott got kind of a little bit of a complicated Flavor profile it's not. It's not like the hugely expensive one where there's layers but the applications. And Yeah I mean Santa Carolina. Has Been Around for one hundred, forty, five years. They know what they're doing and they were one of the video wineries it got destroyed in that two, thousand, ten earthquake. I don't recall that in Chile and they had to rebuild and they did by twenty twelve. And they took the time to invigorate wiring everything else I think last year they were delaying winery the year. So you know from the. From the ashes comes, Victorino. Deals. Another SIP. Tastes grape does not tastes like a seven fifty one again. You. Expect a certain amount of flavoring and improper. Cabernet Sauvignon. We read plans and stuff. You know that's that's open to interpretation but Cabernet. People expect a very specific thing. This delivers. And that's really nice and it's got good grades estate vineyards. They have many states from two states. And expensive winds. Estate Vineyards. Means exclusive. This just means that they had control the grapes. which is a good thing because year after year they're working with those grapes they know. What to do in good years bad years great years anything else they have experienced. So. This is a really good wine The NAME ONE MORE TIME FROM COSCO Senate Carolina's. Valley. Reserve a Cabernet Sauvignon twenty eight, hundred eighteen. I, read that James Suckling, who is the premier wine? Critic right now Robert. Parker junior is a retired nowadays, he was the king for years and. James ducklings take over that role. He gave the white ninety three points I mean. Supposedly. That's what they said on the on websites. I. Didn't actually hear it for him. Ninety three points for seven dollars ninety nine cents Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. Is Crazy. Good. So there you go. I liked it tastes great. It just drinks well above its price tag if you like, Cabernet you WANNA everyday why it's hard to beat this one.
True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"Welcome to kiss myths and Mystery Syam, your host Kit crump today, the Bohemian Grove and a little bit about secret societies. Perhaps, you belong to a club some time in your life maybe the girl Scouts or cub scouts I was a cub scout many clubs have rules and regulations that go no further than the halls were the members gather like the elks however organizations like the PTA Parent Teacher Association can affect schools, school districts therefore students the reach and impact of. These organizations are limited and generally they're intent is not secret records of meetings of the scouts, elks in the PTA and many other clubs are available to the public. But there are many secret societies out there Yale's skull and bones founded in eighteen thirty two and has had both bushes Teddy Roosevelt and his cousin Franklin as members but a complete list of members is difficult to acquire and the intent of the club impossible to know Dan there is the barbarian aluminum. An lighten era secret society founded may first seventeen seventy, six. The BILDERBERG group is so secret that is considered by many to be a shadow world most secret societies, clubs and organizations so far flung with headquarters in different cities around the world. But the Bohemian Grove is located on two thousand, seven hundred privately owned acres located in Monte Rio California and established eighteen seventy two security at the grove is year round ex-military hired to keep out the curious high end equipment including thermal night vision cameras, and motion detectors are used. As. Part of the sophisticated detection and alarm system, they have ceremonies with strange names like the yearly cremation of care ceremony. It was revealed by a California judge during a discrimination suit brought against that grow by the California Department of Fair Employment and housing over the club's refusal to hire women when the judge that issued decision in favor of the club's practice of not hiring women stated the club members urinated in the open and that hiring women would alter the members behavior odd ceremonies and members strange conduct aside members like those. Of Yale are rich and powerful pictures of President Reagan and Nixon indicate they were members. Also, the Grove is particularly famous for a Manhattan Project Planning Meeting this took place there in September of Nineteen, forty two, which subsequently led to the atomic bomb those attending this meeting include Ernest, Lawrence j Robert, Altman Heimer, the s one executive committee heads such as presidents of Harvard Yale and Princeton along with representatives of standard, oil general, electric as well as various military officials. All members at the time oppenheimer was not an s one member. Although Lawrence, an open heimer hosted the meetings grow members take particular pride in this of and often relate the story to new attendees. However, other behavior at this famous campground has led to numerous claims and even some parody in popular culture. One such documented example was former president Richard Nixon's comments on May Thirteenth Nineteen seventy-one recording the Bohemian Grove which I attended from time to time. It is the most Fag God damn thing you could ever imagine now that's a quote from Richard, Nixon was recorded may thirteen nine, hundred, seventy one. Author, Brad Meltzer hosted a program for the history channel. It was called history coded. He hosted a team of three and during one episode sent to to infiltrate the Hebron. Grove. With the disastrous result, they were all arrested.
Stone tools suggest earlier human presence in North America
"Coming up I, though he's been looking into some stone tools, new muddling analyses suggest humans may have lived in the Americas thousands of years earlier. The many people bolts. Now the of when humans first arrived in the Americas is a hot debate for archaeologists. Well, it's actually a long debated topic as well. This is an issue that arose in the Americas in the eighteen seventies. This is David Meltzer an archeologist who investigates when humans arrived the Americas. Of the past hundred years, or so since archaeologists have gone back and forth on when this might have happened. More recently, thanks to additional archaeological, Ngoma evidence research, his off, starting to converge, go window from when humans first stepped foot on the America's. What we have coming out of archaeology is a number of sites that are sort of in the fifteen thousand years ago range. And so that gives us a minimum age. We know the people were here by that date the ancient. Is pointing to a split. Between Northeast Asian populations and those groups that would come into the Americas happening around Oh twenty, three twenty four thousand years ago, and that kind of gives us a maximum age so somewhere between that twenty, three, twenty four and fifteen is probably the window within which we got people leaving Northeast Asia crossing the Land Bridge and coming into the Americas within this window for many archaeologists. Archaeologists is most likely. The people entered the America's around sixteen thousand years ago. This is due to the prevailing well-established archaeological evidence, which is also backed up by climatic conditions before this time between sixteen thousand and twenty thousand years ago, it would have been difficult for humans to migrate across the Land Bridge from Asia Ju to the presence of giant bowls of ice in North America. This was a time period within the last ice age known as the last glacial maximum or L. GM. If you get to Alaska during the last glacial maximum your in a cola SAC, and so you've got basically two massive ice sheets better blocking your way out, but this week in nature there are two papers that pushed the date of human arrival back thousands of years before sixteen thousand years ago. One has examined the cave deep in the desert Mexico known as cheeky to the oldest dates. We have our somewhere around thirty thousand years ago. This is sipping our delion, the lead archaeologist examining the cave. Hundred years ago would push back human arrival to well before the last glacial maximum when blocked entry into North America. There were some clues that that cave have something. In those layers belonging to the GM that seemed to suggest humans and I was very skeptical, bought Chiquita Cave. If you go deeper and deeper into excavations without stopping when you hit. The Marker. Of the fourteen thousand orbiting thousand, you may get lucky. You may get into something that's been invisible for quite a while with evidence of human during the last glacial maximum, Ciprian was encouraged to look beyond the SPIRA and dig deeper to older sediments. By taking. SCIPION found an array of unusual stone tools that he thinks made by people that inhabited the cave. flaked stone tools made a very peculiar material, which is re crystallized green limestone. So they searched for this particular kinds of stone around the cave, and they consistently picked the Greens variety and used it to to make very good. Looking artifacts that are already shaped, so it's not the typical flint or obsidian. He would find many places during the Now this isn't the first evidence suggested that humans have been in the Americas this early. That oversights weather have been claims of human occupation born twenty thousand years ago, but these are being disputed by some archaeologists. Also there are comparatively few sites of this age in the US or Canada so far. If, we seem that people initially crossed into Alaska across the lumberjack known as Berangere, and then migrated south would expect to find more traces of them. Well. That's where the second paper in nature this week comes in is offered by one of the researchers who's been investigating Cheeky Wheaty Loretta Devia so we were looking at archaeological and colonel metric, so that's essentially radiocarbon dates, luminescence dates from forty two archaeological sides from north, America and Brinda by collecting and analyzing Archaeological Evidence News Associated Dates Loretta, and her co author were able to build a model of human dispersal as populations found out from Alaska across North America. Whilst? This model doesn't find new dates for out of fax. It uses known dice to suggest when people would have I reached the different sites across North America. We were able to see that. Humans were present in North America before during and after the. Maximum, but that human expansion didn't actually occur until later during a period of abrupt sort of global warming, this only did the populations were low during the last glacial maximum, and then rapidly expanded once things go warmer is also backed up by scipion archaeological evidence from the cave in Mexico as soon as you reach the layers in the deposits of the case that day to about. Eighteen, sixteen thousand you the number forty facts just. triplicated number scipion also things this could help explain what was so little evidence of humans during before the last glacial maximum. It's almost impossible to find them I. mean you have such a huge chunk of our planet with just a few footsteps on it? That's that's how I looked like I mean you can barely coli to. populated, continent, but do these papers roll back the daytime when humans were present in the Americas. Well. It may be too early to tell for David. Meltzer you heard from earlier. It wasn't involved in this research. When it comes to the cave, he thinks of a still questions be asked about the tools that were found based on radiocarbon dates that they have I think the radiocarbon dates look awfully solid. It appears as though this technology lasted for minimally according to the dates around sixteen thousand years with a stone tool tradition bat, long lasting one would expect it to have been far more widespread in the region instead of being localized to this this one cave David. Perhaps archaeologist just haven't found stone tools like this. Unless could account for why they don't appear to be widespread. He did have questions as well regarding wind don't to change over the sixteen thousand year period. They were found. The him is quite strange. CIPRIAN however argues the. Maybe that isn't so unusual. If you look at other places in the world during the Ice Age, the stone technologies did the remain the same for many thousands of years without significant changes. So that's what happens that she reach. It behaves more like stone tool industries in the old world where they remain unchanged for thousands of years for the second. Paper David Vote, but Laurynas analysis was sound. He did have some questions regarding some the sites that were included in the analysis. In some cases, these sites themselves, the data is highly ambiguous, so you've got a well dated site, but the artifacts or the indications of a human presence may just be shattered, bone or cut mark bone, and those of us that do field work that deal with this kind of thing know that there are a lot of natural processes that can mimic human actions on bone or stone, the debate surrounding when humans first came to the Americas is far from solved this newspapers at evidence to it been many ways. They raise a lot of questions as well. Perhaps though they will inspire archaeologist to dig deeper to find the first Americans at the moment subject to change if you look at the converging genomic and archaeological evidence, it looks as though people are coming in soon after the less maximum. So Sixteen fifteen and a half thousand years ago. Could they have been there earlier? Absolutely? But if you're going to make the argument, it's going to require you know well laid out case. That was David Meltzer. From Southern Methodist University in the US you also heard from Cipriani Audet Leeann from the University of Texas in Mexico and Lorena, Sarah Devia from the University of Oxford here in the UK and the University of New South, Wales in Australia, we'll put a link to the papers. Discussed in the show notes
WBZ Midday News
Army soldier charged with plotting ambush attack on his unit
"A U. S. soldier is accused of helping to plan a deadly ambush on his own army units federal prosecutors say he was motivated by hate according to court documents twenty two year old even Meltzer an army private plotted to help a white supremacist group set up a deadly ambush of U. S. troops overseas L. for allegedly gave a neo **** group called order of nine angels sensitive information about his own units location strength and weapons in a tweet the acting U. S. attorney in New York called him the enemy within the ambush was allegedly intended to produce mass casualties including
AP News Radio
US Army soldier charged in plot to ambush his unit overseas
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the new top federal prosecutor in Manhattan announces her first case since the weekend's up evil acting U. S. attorney Audrey Strauss the new top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Monday announced the arrest of a U. S. army private charged with plotting the ambush of his unit in Turkey by extremists the soldier private Ethan Meltzer of Louisville Kentucky allegedly plotted to provide details about his unit's location in Turkey and security arrangements to the occult based neo **** extremist group order of the nine angles Strauss became acting head of the Manhattan federal prosecutors office after Geoffrey S. Berman resigned Saturday Attorney General William Barr told Berman he wanted Berman out and so did president Donald Trump hi Mike Rossio
AP News Radio
US Army soldier charged in plot to ambush his unit overseas
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting a U. S. army soldier is charged in a plot to ambushes United overseas a US army private has been arrested and charged with plotting an ambush of his unit in Turkey by extremist private even Meltzer of Louisville Kentucky was arrested June tenth acting U. S. attorney Audrey Strauss the new top federal prosecutor in Manhattan says Meltzer tried to work within a cult based neo **** and racially motivated violent extremist group known as the order of the nine angles are all nine eight the criminal complaint says Meltzer communicated his unit size and dissipated travel routes in Turkey and other information to someone he believed was working with the group to carry out a mass casualty attack hi Mike Rossio
Looking Through the Disparate Responses to COVID-19 in the US
"Want to begin putting this response to the virus in the context of what we've already talked about on the portal in particular the disc or distributed idea suppression complex introduced. An episode. Eighteen appears to be in full swing. So how do we know that this is happening? Well twitter and this is just as an example has now refined their terms of service to broaden their definition of harm itself to address in their words and I quote content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information rather than reports. We will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners including public health authorities and governments and continue to use and consult with information from those sources when reviewing content. Under this new guidance we will require people to remove tweets now of course the pandemic that sound sensible at least my ears in such a situation who wants marginal gadflies like I duNNo. Mike Serna the infamous Mench Small Bug Aka. Courtesy Arvind contradicting the mayor of New York City. Bill de Blasios or The Washington Post in time crying out for coordinated authoritative response. Well here's the awkward part many of the people who call this epidemic early incorrectly. Where the very marginal Internet personalities that the Legacy Media folks love to deride as trolls gadflies as for the mayor of New York City after certification mold buckhead correctly called for drastic action. Bill de Blasios wrote. I'm encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives in get out on the town despite coronavirus and that was an early March a sentiment that was echoed by the Washington Post that viewed concern over the virus as a kind of neurosis that had to be addressed. Psychologically in short the gated institutional narrative or Jin was not close to being the first to see. Cova is the giant threat requiring a planetary response. It was those outside the Jin that not only saw this early but proved that it was able early by many different individuals who generally seem to sit outside the institutional and respectable worlds. So just. Why was this well first of all? The portal has argued many times before that we have had an almost universally unworkable leadership class now in place for just under fifty years that it arose to disguise the end of the post war economic growth regime. This is a collection of people who have re factored the institutions that they've lead within our system specifically to evade the embedded growth obligations or egos. That were set in the previous era. And who rewarded each other? Generally for doing exactly the wrong things in terms of the public good with an end to mandatory retirement the same people have been promoted for borrowing against the future and playing games of Russian roulette with financial markets healthcare while self-dealing within the system that they were handed stewards for the generations to come serving a false god fake economic efficiency that reliably and deliberately fails to adequately incorporate actual economics like negative externalities von Neumann Morgenstern sub utility functions principal agent problems moral hazard etcetera etcetera are ubiquitous. Economists have hidden behind the mask of technocrats working for the public good while merely pretending to practice their own profession healthcare mandarins to regularly ignore the warnings. Coming out of their own literature. I mean heading over to Google scholar which readiness czar or hospital head could forget. Titles like mechanical ventilation in an airborne epidemic by Fula in two thousand and eight or preparing intensive care for the next pandemic influenza by Taylor Kane and Robert Fowler in two thousand nineteen. Were those back to back. Hits of Meltzer at all stockpiling ventilators for influenza pandemics and estimates of the demand for mechanical ventilation in the United States during an influenza pandemic in two thousand seventeen in two thousand fifteen respectively in short we got here not because we couldn't foresee this future in fact we extensively studied it. We got here because we decided to ignore the future that we knew was coming. The specific class of people that we had the helm of our institutions were constitutionally incapable of putting their foot down and asserting that we needed deeper reserves in order to handle what they called surge capacity. So do I know what's going on? I said during the section of our last episode still holds true this week my continuing discussions with a number of people. I respect deeply seems surprisingly inconclusive. To me even at this late date so my mind wanders to the second order question of why it would be so difficult to sketch straightforward narrative to guide us in fact Dr Peter at his most recent video evidence of some of this confusion where he shares that as a physician. He feels so spun around what he is hearing that even he is forced to think in political rather than medical or scientific terms to explain the situation to oversimplify slightly. There are three great risks with the CO virus. One of underreaction. One of overreaction. In one of inappropriate reaction the threatens an enormous body count from the virus severe respiratory and other damage to many of the recovered. The second threatens a worldwide depression which could well lead to armed clashes and even wars various sizes. The last leads to many of our efforts being wasted or even captured by profiteers at a time when we are demanded not too deeply question the coordinating authorities and oddly. We are being prepared to participate in both under and overreactions simultaneously. Just as many of us are worrying about allegations of financial assistance that are now valued in the trillions. I mean this is crazy at some level. No we are somehow discussing ill-conceived multi trillion dollar systems packages at the same time as we are being ready to go back to work while also hearing that. New York is now apocalyptic I mean that's pretty confusing. We are going to transfer vast amounts of wealth. So please know that everything will fine when you get back to work shortly. But in the meantime the borough of Queens is experiencing armageddon even by highschool dating standards. That's a lot of mixed and conflicting messages now. What could explain this odd state of affairs? I found myself compelled by very simple idea from his grip. I cannot easily escape. The ideas straightforward. What if our leadership is treating this as much as an accountability crisis as a medical one when it comes to their actions. I mean what if the issue over which we are being quarantined isn't actually the number of deaths trying to prevent but the type of deaths perhaps there is one special category of death then that our leaders are more afraid of than all others for reasons of accountability rather than simple loss of life in order to explore. This idea might help to make it somewhat. Concrete therefore imagine that you had drafted a blank tweets on twitter called New York Blue Death List for at least Myrlie well known accounts that you follow from New York state that eventually brought low by the Kovic virus and that initially has no other content. Of course it would start out blank but now imagine that every time one of these account owners dies of. Kovic you plan to add them to your soon to be growing list. That's pretty morbid. But Hey it's now. A pandemic after all oddly. These aren't even really the death that I'm talking about quite yet. Perhaps the first few are old people who have lived long and full lives but as your list begins to fill up there may come a first gruesome death it happened to vital younger person who desperately needed a ventilator or an ICU. Bed or a train MD or nurse to have a fighting chance. Let us call these triage death. If they result from a missing resource that could have and should have been stocked for just such emergencies. These losses are beginning to outline the class of death. That I believe me. Now be driving this difficult. Understand response from our political and medical leadership while deaths from the virus may be tragic. These specific triage deaths may be considered career ending deaths of accountability for medical scientific business and political leaders who specifically failed to heed warnings from the group studying our preparedness as such they may have mattered most in determining the shape of our current response as they are all death. The come from failing to implement copious previous work in identifying vulnerabilities meant to shape our disaster preparedness. These would be quite bad because they would involve people that we feel. We know but it could actually get much worse for our leaders than that if you were now to swap out the blue check requirement and exchange it instead for the most sympathetic person. You could imagine what happens when death swoops down on a young girl of eight named arena. Who needs a ventilator desperately but can't get one or perhaps the entire Gomez family is turned away from Queens Johar or made to wait for ICU. Beds that never materialized while there's still time to save three out of their four members. I mean what if it is these triage death which are actually closer to negligent homicide than mere viral losses. That are actually terrifying our leaders into Jakonen action rather than the total number of dead as they say. This hypothesis has the advantage of at least being consistent with the otherwise confusing and seemingly conflicting themes develop before burdens from our leaders who were caught having utterly failed in their mission to keep us prepared would have to be shifted onto our entire society as a whole think about it. The public would be asked for broad participation in something like flatten the curve and why to cover for the lack of the same. Icu beds masks. P P in ventilators that were called for in numerous academic papers over the last twenty years studying just such viral pandemic scenarios. I mean it's really quite close as the authorities now scramble at top speed to finally get the missing resources in place that should have been banked all along they would also simultaneously be preparing us to go back to work to risk regular viral rather than triage deaths. Just as soon as the shortfalls could be made up as there doesn't seem to be a highly credible plan to defeat the virus
The Functional Tennis Podcast
Alexander Waske: Tour Coach and Academy Owner
"High Alexander Functions. Tennis podcast thank you great to have you on board are I. Came across of the Alexander Voskan Tennis University as I saw on bags around some tournaments. I saw some coaches walking around two bags. I'd never heard of it before and I was always curious so I went off and did some research and this was last year so I've been falling ever since I've posted some your videos. I have you on our academy our top academy lists so it's great to finally speak to you. Thanks for that like just going to your resume. So you've worked with some cray players to pass speed caregiver meltzer Haas Bryan Curtis and even. Now you're working with some great players on especially let's say on the juniors who working with Yoenis four Tek who won grand slams last year such a great junior strokes are amazing anytime we posted on functional tennis. It's really amazing on. You're also working with a couple of the players on the Belgium Davis Cup team lower still lower Bella Mons on. Yeah few more. You're doing you're busy not me. We are a team here. So it's it's not me. We're working together with a couple of professionals here. So tennis coaches fitness coaches therapists. It's always a team effort here. Tell me cut me. Where's IT based in Germany? We Are Approximately fifteen to twenty minutes from Frankfurt Airport which is in my opinion great location as the International Airport. Gets you anywhere in the world and mostly direct flights? So you're in the center of Europe with Germany and Frankford is the center of or the middle of Germany so it's easy for us too excess anything here in Europe and even long fights I mean everything or usually everything has direct so we save a lot of time. By by this and also frankfort spend my hometown. So I've been I grew up here. I know the area Illinois everything here. So that's why we here. It's great to be in such a central. He'll be juniors playing tennis Europe term and Sir. Itf Tournaments Futures Challenges could hope to be. There's so much going on in Europe and also for the flights as you mentioned but tell me about Your Academy your facility. How many courts you have. What's your setup like? They're always thought of two thousand and ten. I started very very tiny. We had one player and one coach We built this from scratch. We are here working at the Federation. We have four. Indoor rebound ace courts we outdoor rebound escorts and then outdoors. We have also a five day. Courts we have a gym. We have ten rooms to sleep For people that come in for a weekly base now. We have other options for our long-term customers that can save an hour to you house. That is a bit outside of the sites and Ben. We have other apartments as well so everything is basically here on site visit therapy and everything that we need. The restaurant So yeah it's it's not the largest site we can't compare this to the large European academies like more talk no and Ross. We look for very high quality on our courts I think which even that so far I think the small academy the Smaller Academy sorry not too big more look more commercially cutting small and seem to have a better more family atmosphere on something you mentioned. Is You like to build character in the players? You work which can you tell me what you mean by building character with your players. You know if you're getting young people in here. Having a lot of influence has left rights errands media friends other players and so on at the end of the day. I believe that's building a good character and I'm gonNA come back to. That will make them successful people. Nobody can guarantee professional career of them making millions of euros in stuff like this but if they are hot working if they are focused if the discipline if they work hard on reaching their goals if they take a setback if they take a loss get back up on their on their feet and try it again and again and again and again. This kind of character will succeed in life so I think that our number one priority or our number one job is to create personalities that will succeed in life and then they will always be happy that they've been here No matter hulk with a end up in Tennessee great. And how do you do you give me an example? So we set clear rules It's also a lot about talking to the kids making them understand why we do certain things and for ten years. I've been busting my Thoughts to get an atmosphere here where everybody works hard and all the kids that we have now and I'm really happy about this really into getting better so you can always spend your whole day playing computer games. You can spend your whole day going out at night drinking Blah Blah Blah or you generate an atmosphere where everybody works hard and if there's one kid that does work hard the other kids don't want to practice with him because it's it's also for their benefits for their practice so I think that we Getting there that the intensity here is very high that there's a clear plan of how they play and that they really spend time with their game. They're strokes and a half to write a journal of what they've learned throughout the day. They have to visualize nights what they've done and the next steps that are there. We make individual plans for them. We make individual schedules and at the end of the day. You also need to have time for for the if you have fifty players to take care of at the same time. It's a zoo. So our coaches have four to six players that they take care of and I don't think that they can do more so that they have enough time to to talk to the plan to also know what kind of personality they are and what. They're struggling with what they're all right. Now tell me if somebody if I want to apply to come to your Kademi what you look for players that send you emails to say they. WanNa come train with you. What we don't do is we don't sign any contracts through the Internet. We don't do that. We have to meet the player. Find out if it's a fits. We want to see if we really like working with that player and at the other on the other hand the player has to tell. I mean usually. It's the parents that also behind this The player has to say this is where I WANNA be. This is the best place in the world. I don't want to go anywhere else and we can find a way but I I want to very very clear and strong commitment for this and this place is not perfect for everybody. I mean this other academies out there that are doing a fantastic job and Certain personalities will like this here and other personalities will prefer something else through your right if you try and fit everybody in. I think you're structures all over the place. I agree if you WanNa make you happy. You're going to generate a mess. They're going to have strict rules. I mean we are German so if you come one second late for practice your practice is over. It's it just doesn't happen you run for today. Yeah we also worked very early in the morning at seven thirty. We organized in structure. As Germs. Do Things and this is a strength. We are probably the worst dancers and other countries. Show us. How the Party will we? We're good at other things one of my best friends. Fabian is a chairman on definitely knows how to party. I didn't learn. Jeremy travelled a bit so definitely did a stint in the states. I think that's re- picked it up so you start early tomorrow to. What's a typical day so for your? Let's say for your teenagers. There's no real tip of the day because when you run a period as Asian you have weeks where you work really hard. And then you have weeks where you worked less and you regenerate more so we work up to ten sessions a week if the players practice full than they have a Monday and Tuesday where they have two sessions into fitness sessions on Wednesdays. They have Tennis session one session. Thursday Friday again to each Saturdays one tennis and Yoga. That's a tough week here but again we also have other weeks where we watched that the players are doing more mobility or region more stretching more. Physiotherapy it really depends on what's a but the week is planned for them. Take a lot of boxes there. The one thing I know. Is that the coaches care here. They really work hard. Some of them travel twenty to twenty five weeks a year with the players to tournaments. They really care. And that's what I really like Nobody here looks at the clock. All the time and says Lesson is op. I always say don't teach lessons. We coach players and different thing for me. So Time. Watching a bad characteristic. If two people are counting the time I know one player we feature quite a bit in the past two years is Yoenis four tech. He trains with you and he was world number one junior last year. One Grand Slams. How long has he been trained in? What you almost six years now. At that time we didn't really have a junior program and he was recommended to us and we had to look at him and I fell in love right away and I knew that this was probably the best hand eye coordination that I've ever seen in my life. So yeah just jump in there. Did you see the video with the wooden spoon? Yahoo hasn't I mean one of the most popular videos intenders. I would say so. You know what I'm GonNa send you a video just for you and you can post it on your side. Where he hits were the wooden stake now. Oh yes that is amazing. You can see on that. Looks like and then we have another junior now. Who's twelve and he was hitting really well with it and he did it with. Jonas and Jonas told me Alex I think the guy's better with a wooden stick me now because I haven't hit with it for a while so I think that was quite
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
How Do We Fall Asleep?
"On this podcast. You take questions from kids just like you all over the world and we find answers. We've heard from a lot of you who listen to podcast when you're winding down and getting ready for bed so it makes sense that a lot of you are inspired to send. Us questions about sleep. Flooded people toss and turn on the Risley when new getting into the deep sleep. You'll Buri somehow wakes you up but kicking and it feels like you're really hot. Why's that I don't want to get out of bed in the morning? And when it is nighttime I don't want to go. She read in this episode. We are answering your questions about sleep. Did you know there are doctors who focus specifically on helping kids sleep better? We found one of them at national Jewish health. That's a hospital in Colorado. My Name is Dr Lisa. Meltzer and I am a pediatric sleep psychologist. Which means I work with kids to help them sleep better. Do you feel like you sleep. Pretty well do you think. Oh Yea when the adults in your life tell you it's bedtime or do you struggle to get ready for bed and maybe even struggled to go to sleep or to stay asleep. Dr Meltzer says there are a few things that all of us can do to help us on the path to good sleep. Kids have a very consistent bedtime. Wake time so that means you go to bed about the same time every night. Wake up about the same time every morning. We recommend things like not having any screens in your bedroom. Having a bedroom. That's nice and cool and dark and a place that you like to sleep things like that that are very consistent. What we call sleep health. Let's jump right into some of our questions because we have a lot of kids who have sent us questions about sleep or we're going to start with the basics. Hi My name is and I live in South Orange New Jersey. I'm Steffan and my question is why do people need to sleep? Thank you I love your show similarly from Jordan in Vermont. Why do we really need to go to? Here's one from Maria and five years old and I come from Ottawa Ontario. And my question is why people need to sleep and we also got this from five year old aiden in McKinley Bill California. Why do have to sweep? 'cause I don't will you get and by the White Cornyn Swe We book. That sounds like a lovely way to fall asleep. Aiden so Dr Meltzer. Why do we need to sleep? These are great questions that scientists are spending a lot of time trying to better understand and we don't have one particular answer but we have a lot of different reasons that people think are important for why we sleep. The first one goes back to how humans have developed so there was a time when humans didn't live in houses but lived out in caves. Lived out in the wild and at night when they sleep they were inactive and that made them vulnerable so that predators. The big animals might come and attack them during the night. So you sleep to stay away from those animals that might come and harm in the middle of the night. In other words people were possibly safer tucked up in a cave or shelter sleeping through the night instead of being out and about in the dark when there were big animals with better eyesight also roaming around but being asleep doesn't mean your body shuts down completely. You can still be somewhat alert to danger when you're sleeping you do notice a little bit of the world around you. You can hear certain sounds and things like that and it same thing back in those times where you would want enough of a consciousness enough of awareness of what's going on around you to protect you from those Predator so we call that the evolution of why we sleep so another theory why we sleep is to conserve our energy. I mean we use a lot of energy during the day when you're running and you're playing when you sleep. These things changed the number of calories that you need reduce your temperature drops down your body is basically given a time to rest and relax. So that conserves your energy while you're sleeping and along those lines that allows your body to restore itself so again you're working your muscles all these types of things when you're awake and when you rest it allows them to heal sort of like when you get a cold at night it allows your immune system to fight off those bad germs to help you get better again really interesting one of the first things that happens when you fall asleep is growth hormone is released in growth hormone helps you grow so you literally grow in. Your sleep. So that's another reason. Why Sleep is important. I knew it. I knew I felt taller when I wake up in the morning. Okay maybe it doesn't work that way for adults but that's pretty cool isn't it? You grow while you're sleeping kind of make sleeps on more appealing more like something you might. WanNa do doesn't it? But it's not just your body that gets to rest and recover and rebuild from a busy day of running around. Your brain also need sleep to stay at peak performance. We know that children's brains develop in different ways as they get older so in very young children. The areas around language envision are the parts that are the most active during sleep. Because that's the part of you that's developing during the day and when you're in school aged the parts of your brain that start learning all the different things like math and reading those parts of your brain start to develop when you become a teenager the front part of your brain that helps you with decision making and keeping your mood. Nice calm. That's the part of your brain. That's most active during sleep. So your brain is also developing during sleep. Here's something else you might like to know. Sleep helps you remember what you've learned you take in information while you're awake but it sets in your brain while you're sleeping so if you're studying for say vocabulary test you. WanNa go to sleep after you've because it will help your brain remember. Those words in the morning same goes for all kinds of memories and other things. You might want to be able to repeat like that joke. Your friend told you that you can't wait to tell someone else. Hello My name is Shaun. I live in San Diego. My question is what is sleeping. Get rid of toxins in your brain. Why does sleeping get rid of toxins in the brain? It's a great question so again during the day. Our brain is really busy with everything that we have to do to help us get through the day but when we're sleeping our brain is less busy with all those activities so it has time basically to clean itself out and the toxins build up as we're active and doing all the things that we're doing so sleep gives a time for the brain to relax and sort of take care of itself. I like picturing little cleaners with brooms and stuff inside my brain going in and sweeping and scraping things off. That don't need to be there. That's perfect I mean. It really is a time. It's kind of like when you leave school overnight. They come in and they clean all the rooms and they get ready for the next day. It's the same kind of thing going on in your brain. We have some questions for you. Dr Meltzer about movement and Hello. My name is emily now from Brisbane Australia. Seven and my question is when you sleep. He'll but we're new getting into the deepest sleep your body somehow wakes you up but kicking in feels like you jump really hot what I want to know. So this is something called a hip nick jerk or asleep twitch hip nick jerk sleep twitch. I love that name. Do you ever have a hip. Nick Jerk happen to you. You're just falling asleep and then you feel like you're falling and your body twitches and it wakes you up if you watch babies. They do this all the time when they're falling asleep as you get older you tend to do it a little bit less and there's again multiple reasons why people think this happens. One of the reasons is that as you're falling asleep all of your muscles start to relax and your brain may think oh those muscles relaxing. They must be falling. And it kicks you awake and that causes you to jerk or jump high into the air. It could make maybe even scare you that feeling of
As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs
"We will begin with an update and the trade war with China which has perhaps begun the official cooling off period China's government announced that it will reduce tariffs on more than seventeen hundred US products these cuts will kick in a week from tomorrow and that's the same day American tariffs on some Chinese products are said to be reduced as well now there was a time when this would be just an incremental step in the phase one deal we might even noted in passing and get on to other things but context is key here as market place's Kimberly Adams reports this move comes as China is grappling with the continuing fallout from the corona virus the human cost of the outbreak is growing hundreds dead and tens of thousand sick when down John teaches economics at Iowa State University he says at the risk of that China's economy might not grow as fast this year has markets questioning whether the virus will specifically impact China's ability to implement the US China face one deal he said that's part of the reason China is reducing tariffs this dab brings some the certainty and shows China's willingness to continue on Kerry outs the promises in the face one deal the White House has expressed concern China might need to delay some parts of the deal like promised purchases of US agricultural products Joshua Meltzer is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution he says those purchases had people scratching their heads even before the virus outbreak effective later the deal requires Chanda double purchases and it's not clear how this is going to be done not just because there may not be enough market demand in China but also because U. S. farmers need to ramp up production Matt slaughter is dean of the tuck school of business at Dartmouth that depends on not just the investments they make in their seed and fertilizer all those things but the vagaries of the weather slaughter says whether China can stay on track with the phase one deal objectives will depend on just how bad the human and economic costs of the coronavirus turn out to be in Washington I'm Kimberly Adams for
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
China Will Cut Tariffs In Half On $75 Billion Of U.S. Products
"We will begin with an update in the trade war war with China which has perhaps begun the official cooling off period China's government announced that it will reduce tariffs on more than seventeen hundred US products these cuts cuts will kick in a week from tomorrow. And that's the same day. American tariffs on some Chinese products are set to be reduced as well now. There was a time when this would be just just an incremental step in the phase one deal we might even noted in passing and get onto other things but context is key. Here as marketplace's Kimberly Adams reports this move comes. As China is grappling with the continuing fallout from the corona virus. The human cost of the outbreak is growing hundreds dead and tens of thousands sick when Don John Teaches economics at Iowa State University. He says the risk that China's economy might not grow as fast. This year has has markets questioning whether the virus will specifically impact China's ability to implement the US China face. One deal he said. That's part of the reason. China is reducing tariffs the stat. Bring some to certainty and shows China's willingness to continue to carry out the promises in in the face when deal the White House has expressed concern. China need to delay some parts of the deal like promised purchases of US agricultural products Joshua Meltzer services senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says those purchases had people scratching their heads even before the virus outbreak effectively. The deal required under under double purchases. And it's not clear how this is going to be done not just because there may not be enough market demand in China but also because us US farmers need to ramp up production. Matt slaughter is Dean of the Tuck School of business at Dartmouth that depends on just the investments they make in their seed and fertilizer closings. But the vagaries of the weather slaughter says whether China can stay on track with the phase one deal objectives will depend on just how bad the human and economic economic costs of the corona virus. TURN OUT TO BE IN WASHINGTON. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace.
From 'Divas' To 'Superstars': WWE Embraces Women's Sports Revolution
"One of the most respected journalists in the history of pro wrestling and somebody who has covered every detail of the sport for the last thirty plus years. Dave Meltzer on the progression of women's wrestling in the wwe this decade and the importance of the annex t women a lot of the women in the in annex t which is kind of where the whole thing started there were The kinds of the new generation. You know I think page was was kind of an example who came up as an independent woman wrestler slur and well. She's very good looking. It was really in some ways. She started for self as a wrestler First Glamour Persons Second and Charlotte Flair was another one who came up in that year and Sasha banks and all that and so when they started having really strong matches I remember Charlotte and Sasha banks matches all over over and exterior including the one in San Jose. My in my city Vince McMahon was at that absolutely tore the house down. You know Adrian Neville and been valor that follow and could not follow that match which is amazing because those two are the best wrestlers in the world right now but the crowd was so hyper for the Charlotte. Sasha banks matching they really delivered on that night and I think that came into the exte- thing you had more and more of a groundswell of fans who saw that and wanted women wrestling no high-level women's wrestling supposed to models trying to wrestle the new wave of divas in the wwe had finally arrived but a trip to at and T.. Stadium in Texas in the spring of two thousand and sixteen would bring even more change after the break the divas get their name back. A feud for the ages and a slew of first I you're listening to the pro wrestling defining moments of the decade on Siriusxm fire nation. Michael you're hearing catch busted open. Live Monday Monday through Saturday from nine. AM to noon eastern on Sirius. Xm Bite Nation Channel One fifty six or on demand with the series. XM APP taking you through the moments and superstars that defined a decade of wrestling. This is pro wrestling's defining moments of the decade back here on pro wrestling's wrestling's defining moments of the decade on Siriusxm fire nation. I'm host the bust. It Open Dave or Greco. The Davis Division was about to undergo yet. Another change changed. We've seen a lot of changes over the last two years especially with page winning the divas championship kind of sense that something big was about the happen is he. W Legend Tommy Dreamer on the turning point for the women was through social media where it was almost like give the divas a chance and that started this movement or when you saw the so cold four horse women in annex t stepping up and it was really. WWe answering the call from the fans and the girls answered the call to and you know you think about that for this past decade. It's only been a short time. But in that short time they have taken and the tradition and history of wrestling and thrown Atma garbage in her trailblazing their new paths just hours before Wrestlemainia thirty thirty two at. At and T. Stadium. Texas Stephanie McMahon informed the Divas they would now be known as WWe superstars the divas name was dead and before for the match that would steal the show at Wrestlemainia. Alleged officially kickstarted. The women's evolution abolution of women in this business is the divas revolution. They are so much more than divas here. In this ring today they are all. WWe Superstars Sodas with my great honor to let you guys know tonight. The winner of the triple threat will be the recipient of the first ever. WWE wwe women's championship.
Business Wars Daily
Struggling, Dog-Walking Service Wag Puts Itself Up for Adoption
"From wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Friday for ends. How much is that dog walking service in the window and it's the question a few prospective buyers of the pet sitting company WAG asking the struggling gig worker business is up for sale dale after a rough and tumble ride over the last few years? Jason Meltzer in brothers Joshua and Jonathan Viner founded the company in two thousand fifteen as a kind of Uber Uber for dog walking the idea. Download the WAGAP. Select your location and you can hire an independent Walker for fido instant the the market for all things are pets need is growing by leaps and bounds. You might say given our willingness to invest oodles of money and man's and woman's best friend and the idea felt like a winner it had grown quickly expanding into one hundred. US cities by early last year along with rival rover Wag. Tons suppressing considerable interest from investors in January of two thousand eighteen Softbank ponied up three hundred million dollars in funding valuing. The company at six hundred fifty million by the way the rivals of both raised. Just over three hundred million with that stash of cash. Softbank Plan to help the company go global and signalled its confidence that WAG would run happily all the way to the bank. Alas that didn't happen. Rival rover turned out to be stronger. Dog In this dog eat dog fight when win diviners and MELTZER founded WAG rover had already been around for four years primarily selling dog boarding. Although the two companies didn't originally go head to head. Dog morning costs a lot more but is less frequently needed than dog. Walking the rivals have come a lot closer together. They now both offer walks. Dog Sitting and overnight stays he's at the time of the Softbank Investment Wag was growing faster than rover but it's retreated since then hardly what observers expect when a fast growing startup gets a big boost of cash cash sales had been declining and Wag holds only about twenty percent of the pet sitting market in contrast to rovers eighty percent according to the Wall Street Journal part of the trouble appears to stem from the replacement of the founders with a veteran tech leader Hillary Schneider as CEO following the Softbank Investment a CNN investigation allegation shows significant dissatisfaction with her leadership from within the company former employees. Most of whom talked off record claim that she has been disengaged with the business they also say marketing dollars instead of growing actually shrunk after the investment the viner brothers are no longer associated with wag. They founded another another venture a scooter company called wheels both wag and rover have suffered from the problems dealing with real live unpredictable customers with four legs. There's some of whom run away in wags case a handful of pups have either died or been abused according to news reports over the years former employees told CNN an end that wags struggled to put in place procedures to ensure dogs safety. Obviously a huge problem for customers seeking to entrust their furry loved ones to strangers beset by problems wags suffered a series of layoffs. Still it inked. Partnership with PETCO. A few months ago on Pecos website customers can sign up for dog boarding services through WAG. PETCO may take a bid for the troubled company according to recode wag had approached its rival rover but rover fail to bite at a possible possible sale. The online publication reported more broadly wags problems are one more indication of structural weakness in Gig
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U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack
"Of state mike pompeo blamed iran for the coordinated strikes to the the heart of saudi arabia's oil industry saying the marked an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply strike shut down half of the kingdom's is crude production and so obviously that's that's why prices are going up right now
Entrepreneur on FIRE
Game-Time Decision Making with David Meltzer
"David say what's up to fire nation and sure something interesting about yourself that most people don't know most people don't know that i asked my wife in sixth grade camp to go steady with me the through a friend and which caused her literally like through an got her when she said no that caused her to stay away from me until late in my twenties when when i finally had the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and that that one incident don't change my life because out of anyone in my entire life and i've lived in extraordinary story life of relationship capital <hes> that one person oh my god. I always think of i didn't do that. What would what what would by life be like because that woman women has saved my life and is discussed the cornerstone of everything i do. I guess is just a lot of truth to not how you start the race. It's how you finish finish the race. David and i think you finish the race in first place there. If there's a higher place the natty means my wife knows that's true so distant extraordinary extraordinary person. I say that you know people tell you that there's a great woman behind every man great man in the in the old days and i say the opposite opposite. There's a <unk> unbelievable spouse in front of every successful person pulling them along not standing behind well. That's awesome awesome and fire nation as i said in the intro. We're talking about gametime decision. Making what are we talking about a lot of cool things with david today but let's just start off with this. You know a lot of people make poor decisions. They make good decisions but the question is are we making these decisions based on on a wrong assumption so break that down force david i blessed i beat some really good decisions in my life and then i started realizing you know what i make really good decisions and it's just a matter of how much stable data my working off of and where does that stable data come from. I don't think anyone really makes bad decisions. Asians they made poor assumptions and those assumptions can be deadly than but. I think that if we're more interested than interesting if we asked for mentorship and help that's a typically we can actually derive our decisions from good assumptions and you know people say will come on man like when someone decides to rob something or you know to break the law whatever they're actually making an assumption right. They're making a risk assessment and mitigating that risk through the assumption. You won't get caught or there's all these assumptions that are made and those can be prohibited. I mean literally can be changed so i don't look to my decisions visions. I always look at the data that is in front of me before i make that decision an extra step but it causes great success in my life okay so so you kinda gave an example with breaking the law or whatever that might be but let's talk about like a real specific story or a real specific example of either making arawa assumption or right assumption. How do you wanna go with this but let's go with a real story here. Oh i got a huge one so my entire life literally since the time. I graduated a law school. I've been able to attract money. I have an unconscious competency to making money and through that i started assuming that i could make great financial decisions for myself without any help <hes> beyond that i owned over one hundred million dollars in my portfolio and i made one in data solution. I thought i owned a golf courses ski mountain thirty three homes. I had gone through a lot of my liquidity a lawsuit to try to prove that i was right of things going on but i made those decisions based on the fact that i had all this equity in properties like my golf course in my ski mountain outten and that at any time i go to private bank and borrow against the equity that i had and so when i needed a quick five million dollars float i went to my private bank assuming they would say oh my gosh you have so much equity of so much with the bank. That's not going to be a problem that you borrow. Just you know secure with one one of your assets. Meanwhile the bank was going on her. It was two thousand eight and they weren't willing to extend credit in fact other. Institutions weren't willing to to give me that credit either because there was no more stated income. They're a bunch of variety of things that i could have avoided if i just ask for help if i would have been more interested than interesting. Meanwhile people will ask me all the time how the heck does a kid who grows up with nothing is a millionaire nine months out of law school a multimillionaire by thirty lose over a hundred million dollars won battles option one batson one reality in life and i can tell you i've experienced this case experience this. I'm sure you have as well but if you're listening to this as well fire nation you know this people love giving advice. They love forgiving input. They love a giving their opinions. What is your best advice for the handle this input advice from others david. I take advice like a handful of sand so i do. I am appreciative. If anyone gives me their advice i know that they care about about being some way and so i have to be appreciative of the fact that they care about me enough to to help me with what they think i should do but what i have learned is most advice right in even if it comes from people who love and care about us doesn't mean it's good advice just because someone loves you and cares for example my mom tom. When i got a law school i got a great job offer being an oil and gas litigator out of law school but i also got a job offer to sell legal research on the new founded the internet the online and i went to my trusted adviser to aspirin by not even giving me but i asked for it and my mom literally told me that i had to be a real lawyer because because the internet was gonna be a fad and that time when i realized that nobody loves me more than my mom. Nobody cares about me more than my mom but a handful of sand. I was gonna let that grain of advice fall through my hand. Tell my mother thank you and you know. I am never more grateful to think that the internet was not a fad and that's what was the impetus in catalyst for me. Making my first million dollars is being in the right industry with an extraordinary opportunity and so i tell people all the time this let the advice go through thanked people for their advice but make sure that you're making your decisions based off at advice from people who <unk> who sit in the position or have the experience or knowledge that you want so for example. I have a plan when the market dumps again it does it goes up. It goes down. I'm gonna spend all my time getting in front of warren buffett and telling him hey warren. I have thirty million dollars saved. What should i buy rightly. Why should i why should i take all the time. That guy sits in the situation. I want to be ninety years ninety years of analyzing stuff for sixteen hours a day. Why not just go up to him and say dude. This is how much money i have. What should i buy. That's all i'm gonna do what should i invest in and he's gonna and literally if i have to pay one hundred grand get in front of them for five minutes and donated to charity. It'll be the best one hundred grand i've ever spent because he's going to tell me exactly what to do with my money and i will be way more accessible than i tried to figure it out myself. There's so much wisdom here fire nation link for instance. I can tell you that it was pretty recently. I'm going to name names for reasons that are about to be obvious but you know i was sitting down having a conversation with somebody and they were telling me how disciplined they were and how they feel like i could be more or discipline as a human being and i'm sitting there looking at this person and they're a good eighty to a hundred pounds overweight and so i'm thinking to myself this person is talking about how this when they are but they obviously can't just enough to be right or to exercise every single day or at least multiple times per week like why would i ever listen to any advices. He says individuals giving for those reasons just like david said with mentors fire nation. Don't take advice from people that aren't experts the top of the field in the areas that you're getting advice from when i want to start a podcast guess what richard branson although he's an amazing entrepreneur would have been horrible person to give me advice because i wasn't starting in airline company or a record company so i hired a mentor who had a successful business podcast in that mentor taught me you how to create a successful business podcasts. That is the key when you're arguing advice from people. That's how you wanna be filtering through and again always be looking at individual. Did you give me the environment saying okay. They probably care about me. You know they're giving me input to give me advice but let's dig a little deeper here. Let's think about this. I is this the right person person to be giving me this advice and oftentimes the answer is no now david one thing that's just reality. We all make mistakes. Were human beings is going to happen so break it down for us how we can recover from these inevitable mistakes in give back to our center. I think people have the wrong word when they say mistakes because i have another word that i look at that starts with an m. i. Which is miracle right so my my perspective of mistakes things things how i define a mistake is important because i think everyone should define it this way. A mistake is things that happen that i didn't think would happen right right or didn't go the way that i wanted to happen. That's a mistake. I perceive this and this was an what occurred. Oh my gosh that's mistake. No it's not it's a miracle and when it becomes a miracle is from the lessons that we learn from that which happened that we didn't anticipate or expect and so for me. I'm i'm i encourage people. I actually give an award in my company called the dummy tax awards and the dummy tax award is we go around and everybody talks about the mistake in their the perception that miracle that happened in their life and why it happened and how it affected the business we then i give a bonus those people who made the biggest in most invaluable i should say mistake or miracle and when i shift people's perspective into a different m-word into a miracle where they look at all the activity that they've had in the things that happened that they don't anticipate or expect otherwise people defined as mistakes. I just make a quantum shift in their life and say look. Why don't you i find that as a miracle. This just occurred and i had no expectation of it occurring. Why do i have to put a negative connotation onto it. Instead of for example my bankruptcy was was the greatest miracle of my life. It made every relationship in my life stronger it saved my life got me to stop abusing myself with alcohol and drugs and bad had people around me and bad ideas. It refocused me and take stock and who i was the biggest miracle. miracle. My like everyone around me was like dude. That's the biggest mistake i've ever heard. You lost over one hundred million dollars. No it's a miracle because i make more money i help more people in have more fun than ever had in my entire life and and i've used mentors the get there in even more efficient effective in statistically successful way fire nation perception is everything and speaking of perception. This is reality. I like to use the word time. Travelers were always travelling in time fire nation. We're be moaning the past or we're wishing being you know for the past. I love to say like my best four years of my life or in college. I wish i was back in college now or just like scared of the future or we're just like really excited for the future so we're just thinking about that that that so few of us are living in the present. We don't time travelers where he's in the past or in the future. There were never just here today in the presence. How can we solve that. How can we focus on the present david i do. I pay attention to time right. Having time is essential i separate time to to construct the manmade constructive twenty four hours and so if i'm looking and studying my time studying my calendar under which is what the host of platform of time is. I'm looking at it with a lens of productivity inaccessibility. How much value can i provide how accessible am m._i._t. Others as well as how am i access thing what i want and then the second time frame that i look at infinity and i look at the construct of infinity entity timing infinite as i am not capable of a human being a grasping how infinite time is let me explain that in a real brief way. I don't think people understand or core even comprehend that if there's billions of years that our lifetime is a blink and that beyond that had ten years of the blink and beyond that one years a blink beyond that this month is a blink one week is a blink let alone one day one hour one minute but yet we get so caught up in the man made concept of time that we're creating our decisions and assumptions based upon a timeframe that the man made construct not in the infinite time time that's why we see mistakes instead of miracles because if we could unravel not just this lifetime but multiple lifetimes we could see me a fact that <unk> different decisions in actions in some people may development as karma has occurred even though we don't have a direct effect and so like a puzzle if we we stay present in appreciate the piece of puzzle. That's in front of us today the president. We don't need to know how fits into this beautiful picture. How many times do we look at something. That's happening in the present and say oh my god. This is horrible. Oh my gosh this is great but when the puzzle piece finally fits into the big picture are we have an exact understanding of why in what that piece of puzzle in the purpose in profitability or passion of that puzzle all fits in perfectly and you're you're just wasting time and energy if you don't understand the two platforms constructs of time and one more thing about the man made construct people like to make money and i'm a huge capitalist compassionate capitalist but i always tell them. There is no such thing as work. You told me perception is everything. I agree. Why can't we just look at things. Activities activities right activity we get paid for an activity. We don't get paid for and if we look at that activity most people nor the greatest activity that you do every day especially see where we mature the unconscious and subconscious