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You Can't Get Anything Done With Mitch McConnell

Mark Levin

00:55 sec | 4 d ago

You Can't Get Anything Done With Mitch McConnell

"The problem with having somebody like Mitch McConnell as the so called leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is you can't get anything done That is you can't move the affirmative direction to advance the cause of liberty limited government private property rights and so forth You just can't Because in order to do that you have to take on these American Marxist forces And he's not willing to do that He's willing to meet them on the 40 yard line Which means we lose more and more of our liberty under a man like Mitch McConnell and the 36 other republik who voted for him It is an essentially crazy process that we find ourselves in And it's very difficult

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Charlie Welcomes Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:04 min | 4 d ago

Charlie Welcomes Terry Schilling of the American Principles Project

"Welcome back to the program. Hey, thanks so much for having me, Charlie. So Terry, there's a lot of news to go through here and Terry, you run the wonderful American principles project to do a great job. Talk about some of the work you did this last cycle first. Well, we were up and running in several of these battleground Senate states, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan, even and we were running campaign as educating American people, the American people about the threat to our kids, especially as it comes to transgenderism. We ran a lot of ads on women's sports. But this year we did something new that we haven't done before. We ran ads educating Americans about these transgender surgeries, the hormone treatments, and just the overall gender indoctrination that the left is doing to our kids in schools, and we produce really powerful ads. Charlie, we spent almost $15 million this cycle. It's something I'm really proud of because frankly, and I think you probably don't aware of this. The pro family movement has done a lot of great things and been good at a lot of things, but they've retreated from the political battlefield. And that's what we do in American principles project is be fill that political gap for the family. And we win campaigns and elections for them. So we're still reading on the results for how the impact that our ads had on the electorate. But we know that where the Republicans and the politicians that really leaned into these culture war issues and went on offense, they won by huge margins, right? Like look at Ron DeSantis, he won by barely half of a percentage point in 2018. He takes on Walt Disney corporation of all people. And wins by almost 20 points. Mike dewine in Ohio signed a heartbeat bill into law. He wins by 35 points. These guys that actually went into the culture war and led on this stuff. They were rewarded handsomely at the polls. And we need to get rid of the Mitch McConnell's of the world and the mccarthys and the Tom emmers, and we really need to start rewarding our guys when they fight for us because these guys want to keep us from fighting. It's been a disaster.

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Kelly Tshibaka: Why Did FTX Support Mitch McConnell?

Mark Levin

01:11 min | 5 d ago

Kelly Tshibaka: Why Did FTX Support Mitch McConnell?

"So you need support in order to continue to fight to count these ballots and so forth Are you getting any from Mitch McConnell I did not get a support for Mitch McConnell I think we saw I mean this story is still evolving We saw today our mouths drop open as we see that FTX gave over $2 million to McConnell They gave money to Murkowski They gave money to all the Democrats But why is McConnell on that list with all these Democrats and McConnell's Senate leadership fund that worked so hard to tink my campaign and preserve a minority in the Senate when that's not his job His job as leaders to make sure we Republicans have a majority Let me get this straight And I'm a little behind the curve So this crook this FTX guy gave $2 million to the Senate leadership fund McConnell's fund I was sent an article today that said two and a half $1 million from FTX went to Senate leadership fund and we know that McConnell pledged over up to $9 million spent in Alaska I think we still have to see how much the actual receipts were to make sure Murkowski preserved that Tennessee Yeah You got it

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Unpacks the Midterms

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:03 min | 5 d ago

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Unpacks the Midterms

"Joining us now is one of the smartest people in the country to help us unpack what happened on 11 8. The midterms, almost two weeks ago. It feels like it was two months ago. It's been a long long couple of weeks as we unpack all of this is the great Newt Gingrich, mister speaker, welcome back to the program. It's good to be with you. I'm sure about great. But it's still good to be with you, Charlie. Well, thank you, mister speaker. So obviously we're going to win back the House of Representatives, which is a positive Ron DeSantis one by double digits, and we want to Georgia and Texas, but I know you will agree that it was a little bit underwhelming in certain parts of the country. You look at fetterman, you look at some of these people that are going to be senators, remarkably beatable. What happened and what went wrong? Well, I think first of all, this was a tough thing to say, but I think the Republican policies are, I should say, the principles that the campaign consultants use are just wrong. Let me give you an example. A number of our candidates came out of the primaries virtually broke and for two or three months they weren't spending any money. Meanwhile, the Democrats were identifying and defining our candidates and the number of them never quite recovered. In some cases, and here I think Mitch McConnell was a major problem. He had a huge super PAC, but it believed in spending money late. Well, the problem with that is in a lot of states now, people vote so early that if you aren't shaping the election in August and September, you're really missing the whole first wave of voting. So that was a piece of it. The other problem is that McConnell in particular does not believe in having any kind of serious issues to create an agenda. I really liked what Kevin McCarthy did. I think if he had a mistake, it was not doing more of it, but his commitment to America was real. It's positive. You're going to see it play out in the house. And I think that probably they should have spent more time and money communicating it as we did with the contract back in 94.

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Mark Levin Calls Out Rep. James Comer to Come Onto the Show

Mark Levin

01:31 min | Last week

Mark Levin Calls Out Rep. James Comer to Come Onto the Show

"Hopes for this chairman comer but I got to tell you people something I tell you everything Well almost everything The sky commerce from Kentucky isn't he mister producer He's chairman of the House oversight committee America We tried to get him on the show Somebody named Austin whoever that is Said he was very very busy Maybe one day in the future Now this guy comer is everywhere Everywhere But apparently he doesn't like the fact that I call out this Bengali in Kentucky Mitch McConnell apparently he's a McConaughey Apparently he has his head so far up McConnell's ass It's not even funny That doesn't mean he can't do a good job We're going to be watching I hope so so far so good I don't take these things personally but if you don't want to come on here it's because you don't want to talk to millions of you It's not that he didn't take my call I don't call these guys That would be different But you don't want to come on the radio and talk to 14 and a half million people Apparently not He'd rather go on other shows And the only conceivable reason I have for that is these front Kentucky and when it comes to Mitch McConnell he's a coward If I'm wrong about that comer have Austin contact us

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Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:10 min | Last week

Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?

"Understand that ten, ten senators voted against speaker or rather leader McConnell. We don't know who those individuals were because it was a secret vote. I'd like to, I'd like to know who those folks are to be perfectly honest with you, congressman Perry, and I'd like to know what Mitch McConnell met when he wants to find common ground with the Democrats on some of the issues. Yeah, I mean, it's stresses me out, of course, as it does all of us. And the answer is, well, if you can't get, if you can't get ten more than ten and a sacred ball, excuse me, what are you going to get in an open ballot? I mean, these folks must have the fear of the good lord in them against about Mitch McConnell as far as finding common ground. I mean, look, the Democrats own the place, they're not interested in common ground. They're interested in a cram down is what they're just going to shove their way through. And of course, as long as there's always a handful of senators to give them what they need to get to 60, a handful of Republicans that they can continue to get everything they want, something has to give here. And

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John Fugelsang's Terrifying Trump Presidential Campaign Theory

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:55 min | Last week

John Fugelsang's Terrifying Trump Presidential Campaign Theory

"Have a terrifying theory. It's not really funny. What if Trump is doing this, knowing that a candidacy won't keep him safe from any kind of prosecution knowing he has no immunity as a mere candidate. But what if his overall game is to get as many delegates as he can, hold the entire GOP hostage, and before conceding and throwing his support to desantis, extracting a promise for a pardon? Could make a lot of sense. And that might be why he's doing that. Well, Travis and I have a dream because some listeners said, would you rather have an indicted Trump or third party run Trump, and we, big thinkers here, said, why can't we have both? Dream big. Indicted in prison and a third party run, it could happen. I do know he would run to prison. Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And by the way, Ron DeSantis is never going to be more popular than he is now. I've been saying for a long time, Ron DeSantis is a greater threat to everything we care about in America than Donald Trump. Trump has done like disco, my Friends. It's just, he can still hurt people, but he can't appoint more judges. He's not going to be able to set more policy. So I think as awful as Ron DeSantis is, now begins the beautiful period of people listening to Ron DeSantis give speeches and say, is that it? That's their savior. He's a terrible speaker. He's a terrible debater. Yeah. Terrible human being. Terrible Christian. So, you know, he's really popular among the people who have been wrong about everything this entire century so far. So we actually the threat I've heard Trump will make is that they don't have a primary at all, right? Either they coronate him. Found him or he'll go third party, right? Yeah, the hilt demand they don't have a primary. Let him try. There will be Republicans who run against him. And by the way, those Republicans will still get votes, Trump's only leverages threatening third party. That's the only way he can really hurt Mitch McConnell, because at the end of the day, the Trump supporters are going to vote GOP no matter

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Senator Josh Hawley Discusses the Future of Senate Leadership

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:00 min | Last week

Senator Josh Hawley Discusses the Future of Senate Leadership

"Now is senator Josh hawley, one of the few fighters in the U.S. Senate, and I am so happy and thrilled that senator hawley's influence will be increasing because JD Vance is going to the U.S. Senate senator Holly, how you doing? I'm doing great, Charlie. Thanks for having me. I know you and I are both on the ground with JD Vance. I wish we would make Blake masters as well, but sending JD is a big deal. Thank you. And thank you for all your help with that. Let me just kind of start with the leadership election or selection I should say yesterday. Tell us what you can without breaching any confidentiality of what happened behind closed doors with what looks like now senator McConnell is going to be continued leader of the Senate minority. Well, listen, I'll just tell you what my position has been, which is that I voted for new leadership. I said before the election, Charlie, that I wasn't going to support to Mitch McConnell for leader. I don't think that he has led the party in a good direction. I think the results of this last election make that clear. And I think we need a different direction clear. I mean, if you look at this last election and you say, oh, everything's fine. It's just fine, you know? We don't need to make any changes. I just say, if you're a Republican, you know, you're delusional. Particularly if you're one of these D.C. Republicans that didn't give the candidates anything to run on, that didn't actually put forward a coherent agenda. The basically just set off Biden sucks. He's no good vote for us. You know what we learned out of this election is that independent voters, they actually want you to come out and fight for them. They actually want you to come be on their side. It's not enough to say it's our turn. You have to go show them that you're willing to fight for them. And I don't think Senate leadership has done that. So Charlie, I voted no and you know, I urged for there to be new leadership, and I asked both of the guys who were running, which was Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott from Florida. I asked both of them, what are you going to do to put forward an agenda that will actually deliver for the American people, not just talk, not just do press appearances, but what are you going to do that will actually deliver?

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Republicans Miss Opportunity to Reach Generation Z

The Officer Tatum Show

01:39 min | Last week

Republicans Miss Opportunity to Reach Generation Z

"Getting back to this article by Evita Duffy, who just says, listen, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy literally handed Generation Z over to the Democrats on a silver platter. She makes the case for it. Guys, do you recall? You guys may recall this. And we were all feeling good when we saw this. You know, we've worn the shirts. We've said it, let's go Brandon, so on, et cetera, but do you guys recall? Remember this. Remember this, when college students were at college, football games, in their stadiums, and they were saying, forget Joe Biden, but they were using another F word instead of forget. And we were looking at this as Republicans as conservatives and saying, oh my goodness, they are waking up on college campuses. Surely, surely someone besides Charlie Kirk and Steven Crowder are gonna be on these college campuses surely, right? Surely, surely they are in C has a squad out there to take advantage of these college students that feel disenfranchised. Surely Kevin McCarthy surely run a McDonald's. The Daniel Shirley Mitch McConnell have a plan to go ahead and make sure that we get some of these young college voters who are obviously upset who see that COVID lockdowns are completely un American and they're turning against the very president whom likely they voted for. Many of them. No, we didn't do that. We didn't do that.

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Ron Johnson Does the Work Mitch McConnell Won't

Mark Levin

01:58 min | Last week

Ron Johnson Does the Work Mitch McConnell Won't

"Our man Ron Johnson I love Ron Johnson I wish we knew who the ten senators were who voted against McConnell But as I added up the numbers some of our friends had to have voted for him Some of our friends had to have voted for him Like Rand Paul I'm guessing I'd love to know what Ted bud did and some of the others I don't know Next time they're on the show I suppose I'll ask them But FBI director ray is in front of the Senate And he is a useless witness He plays rope a dope And he's playing with fire Because he's running the American Stassi Which has been utterly completely politicized he gets briefings on this stuff every morning early in the morning I know I used to work over at the Justice Department He also sits in the big senior executive meetings with the attorney general and his political hack staff And it's just amazing How corrupt this has become Senator Ron Johnson at a hearing today was their Russian disinformation on my Hunter Biden report because remember Ron Johnson really was leading the effort in that regard in the Senate I think one of the reasons he dislikes McConnell's McConnell gave him no support whatsoever None There's no official investigative activity in the Senate Who's doing it McConnell has no desire to do any of it Let me just tell you something Mitch I'm going to be on your ass for the next two years whether you like it or not

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Republicans Find Their Way Through Tough Conversations

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:23 min | Last week

Republicans Find Their Way Through Tough Conversations

"More to glory, America, bonjour, high candidate who you're alive inside the beltway on this Thursday I'll be on special report tonight on the panel with Brett bear talking about the house finally being called for the Republicans. Mitch McConnell being returned to lead the GOP Senate. One of his colleagues, Jim Langford, just won a thunderous reelection for another 6 years. I'm not sure if at the sentence or a big win. I know you want to serve the people of Oklahoma. Welcome back, senator lankford. How are you? I'm doing very well. Good morning. Yeah, by the way, it's a bit of a boat. It's a victory and a sentence as well. So I'm very glad for you. I was at a national Republican senatorial committee event, probably a year and a half ago with you and your wonderful wife and with Rick Scott and everyone. You know, Republican senators may have disagreements. But they actually, they don't have fisticuffs. I tried to explain that in the first hour I'd like you to expand on that. Any partnership. And I've run two law firms with more than 20 partners. And they disagree. And then they get that they have a vote in the end. You go along with what the vote is. Is that the way the Senate Republican caucus will work? That is the way that it works actually. There's always frustration. We obviously underperform what we thought we would during the elections last week. So there's a need for a very serious conversation about where we're going. How we communicating the issues, what are the key things that we're actually trying to be able to promote and put out there. Those are hard conversations that need to have and we spent hours Monday and Tuesday going through some very Frank conversations on that as we should.

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McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader; Scott's bid rejected

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last week

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader; Scott's bid rejected

"Mitch McConnell will be back as the Republican Senate leader amid a party in fighting I'm not going anywhere For the first time in 15 years as leader McConnell faced a challenge but Republicans reelected him over Rick Scott I'm pretty proud of 37 to ten Those who voted against McConnell included allies of Donald Trump who encouraged Scott to confront McConnell There has been public GOP unrest in both chambers of Congress after a disappointing midterm showing but the vote leaves McConnell poised to become the Senate's longest serving leader next year Sagar Meghani Washington

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Amber Athey: Young Voters Swayed by Brainwashing in Institutions

The Dan Bongino Show

02:00 min | Last week

Amber Athey: Young Voters Swayed by Brainwashing in Institutions

"Having grown up in New York in the Giuliani era Things have to get really bad to wake people from this slumber I'm not us conservatives see it coming and see the train getting ready to wreck but liberals are so attached to the brand sold to them by their college professors in the media for like two decades of their life or something like that That they're just not ready to shake it yet And the thing is that I said on my Fox show is things just haven't gotten bad enough yet but they will And your general thoughts on that Yeah I think that's probably fair Especially when you look at the fact that young people were such a huge factor in these midterms typically we don't see a high level of turnout from young people and the fact that they did show up in such high numbers I think just shows the level in depth of some of the brainwashing that's been going on in American institutions and they're not grown up enough yet and don't have enough life experience to really understand what's happening So I think that does bode well for 2024 in the sense that the Biden administration regardless of not having the help anymore is going to continue to solve the struct and things will get so bad that regardless of who the Republican nominee ends up being whether that's Trump or somebody else you're going to have a lot to run against But these midterms also showed us it's not enough to just run against something you have to have a viable alternative And I think one of the biggest mistakes that the party made collectively both between Kevin McCarthy and the House side Mitch McConnell on the Senate side and then ronna mcdaniel over at the RNC is that there was not a consistent vision for the country and just running against Hal bad Biden was didn't work just like how we saw Hillary Clinton running against how bad she thought Trump was in 2016 didn't work

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The Republican Path to Recovery

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:19 min | Last week

The Republican Path to Recovery

"Thanks to former New Jersey governor Chris Christie for sticking around and talking to me some more because governor, when we went to break, you were telling me the RNC doesn't plan to put count a ton of stage until August. I don't know if you saw JD Vance, the senator elect from Ohio. He wrote in the American conservative about our small dollar donor disadvantage. It's significant. It's massive. One way to close it is to get our candidates on a stage talking about our messages. Why would the RNC wait till August? You know, I don't know you, I think, you know, they're doing the same thing they did four years ago. I think it's cookie cutter and it's easy. And I think that's what they're going to do. Now I've actually always changed. It certainly candidates to make an agreement to go out there and do these things together as well. You know, meet you. I've never been reluctant to get on the stage. No, anybody. And have a conversation. And look, in the end of the day, what we need to do is to start talking about as you said, our public issues, and we didn't win our Tuesday in the way we should have. Because we ran that candidates who were giving not completely, but in the mean messages that were not credible. And I think voters just said, yeah, no, thank you. I don't know thank you in Arizona. Now imagine this does do see one by 13 points in 20 14. If I 15 points in 2018, this should not have even been a close race in Arizona for the governorship there. And when we're not winning those kind of races, if we can't be competitive like you, statewide, in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, there is no electoral math that gets a Republican the presidency. Let me ask you, do you think Mitch McConnell should be reelected leader of the Republican caucus? Look, I've never worked in Mitch McConnell, but I would say this. I think he does a very good job at managing a very unruly and difficult caucus. And so from my perspective, I think Mitch McConnell is the leader of the Senate Republicans and I think you should continue to be. All right,

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What Will Mitch McConnell Propose as GOP Senate Leader?

Mark Levin

00:48 sec | Last week

What Will Mitch McConnell Propose as GOP Senate Leader?

"All right so here we sit and I'm waiting for Mitch McConnell to propose what he's going to do on the border What kind of legislation he would have had his guys vote on What kind of legislation he would impose or support that would reduce the federal government's size and spending Mitch McConnell likes to take shots at everybody because he learned remember I read that piece to you the other day Because he learned a long time ago When you propose things your subject to criticism you actually have to defend them It's much easier to say oh that guy's an extremist Oh we need to pick better candidates Oh if only this happened no you're the Republican leader And what do we have to show for it All the worst things In my humble opinion

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What Will Republicans Focus on in Congress?

Mark Levin

01:35 min | Last week

What Will Republicans Focus on in Congress?

"We have one guy elected I think his name is stamos or something else out of New York He flipped a Democrat seat and he's all over TV And he said I don't want to spend time on investigations My dear friend newt I heard him sound TV today 90 ten 10% of the time on investigations So all of a sudden government corruption A rogue FBI A rogue Department of Justice chasing down parents using S.W.A.T. teams going after state legislatures Trying to impose abortion on demand on the state I can go on and on and on That's listen that's not our problem Inflation is And I'm sitting around okay what are you going to do about inflation We need to look forward ladies and gentlemen I'm looking What are you going to do You're going to cut spending how's Mitch McConnell going to cut spending When he participated in this massive debt increase and you'll see The Wall Street Journal and others are going to defend it When it comes time to reel and when the rubber really hits the road on increasing the dead cell you watch You watch

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GOP Sen. Scott mounts long-shot bid to unseat McConnell

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last week

GOP Sen. Scott mounts long-shot bid to unseat McConnell

"Following the midterms both parties in the Senate are gearing up for the new year with Democrats remaining in the majority majority leader Chuck Schumer is celebrating the midterm results We had a great happy and spirited discussion in our caucus Democrats are ready and eager and united For the Republicans Florida's Rick Scott is mounting a long shot bid to unseat the minority leader Mitch McConnell I have the votes I will be elected The only issue is whether we do it sooner or later Scott's unexpected challenge to McConnell comes as Republicans are wrestling over a lackluster performance in the midterms when the party out of power historically sees significant gains Ed Donahue Washington

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Mitch McConnell Is a Poor Leader

Mark Levin

01:38 min | Last week

Mitch McConnell Is a Poor Leader

"There are several narratives out there that I just don't accept Including from a number of friends of mine colleagues of mine We're not angry with each other We're not fighting with each other Brett Hume and Mark thiessen over At Twitter they're looking at the numbers They're big let's just be honest McConnell proponents and I saw this in the Tea Party 2010 I saw it when Ted Cruz was taking on McConnell how they all attacked Ted Cruz My problems with McConnell which I'll get to in a minute go much deeper than even this last election He is a very poor leader Now they can point the judges all they want Joe Biden is kicking our ass on judges right now Just slaughtering us We're not filibustering their judges He's actually beating now the rate of judicial appointments that Trump had and Reagan had And so that is bad news I also don't like the way Mitch McConnell uses his campaign funds Yes to help other candidates but also to go after candidates You don't know that bold duck in New Hampshire the people New Hampshire know Faced four and a half $1 million worth of ads in the Republican primary Smearing him and that money was coming from the Senate leadership fund which was McConnell He raises this money from very wealthy Republican donors and then does with it as he wishes

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"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:57 min | 11 months ago

"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Wrong. You bring up a couple of important points, drag you into the next short segment if your voice will hold out. Folks, I'm talking about album, the book is the stranger in the lifeboat. It's here contacts the show don't go away. Desperado, why don't you come to your senses you've been outright and fans for so long now. Okay, so the new book is called the stranger in the lifeboat and you said something Mitch just a few minutes ago, but that when you first, when you bring books like this to publishers, it always strikes me that it is the people in what we would call the cultural elite circles that are the most hostile to faith or to God. Whereas your average person, they don't have any such discomfort. It's just kind of normal for them. Like you said, people say, God bless you. You know, it's kind of a basic thing. And they don't get tortured about it. It's something that I've written about more recently. My new book, but I've got to tell you that it's an interesting observation that for some reason, when you talked about the Internet, it's almost accelerated a kind of a process of secularization. This illusion that we can be our own gods in a way. Well, I agree a 100% and I mean, I guess we'll all find out in the end. But as I say, I have spent more time the most with people at the end. When you write Tuesdays with morrie, that's kind of what comes with the territory. And I become an expert in a person that people go to when they're in their dying days. And I've met an awful lot of people in their dying days. And I can tell you that what is giving them comfort in their dying days is not how much work they did is not the size of their portfolio is not some digits on account somewhere. In fact, all the wealth that they've acquired all the things that they own aren't even in the room with them. You know, they're in the garage. They're in the bank fault. There's someplace else. And what gives them comfort is that human connection and the belief that there's something that's to come after week after we go. And so I feel sorry sometimes for people who go on a rampage about how dare you say God bless you to me. I mean, you're assuming that I believe in God. Well, okay. Sorry, you know what I mean to offend you, but when that person gets to the end of their life, is that the conversation they really want to remember? It's almost comedic and speaking of which, I don't know about 15 years ago. I live here in Manhattan in New York. I was walking down the street, literally walking to church with my wife and daughter, daughter was in the stroller. And who do I see, but the famous comedian famous to me, professor Irwin Corey, in his mid 90s, walking down the street. I said to my wife, honey, excuse me, you keep walking. I got to talk to this guy. I was like, you know, I was awestruck that I get to meet him. And the first words out of my mouth, he said something he said, I'm 97 or something like that, right? And I said, God, bless you. He immediately said, why should God bless me? He didn't bless the Jews and the Holocaust. He would just this volcano of anger and I thought, wow. That's the response when somebody says, God, bless you. And I thought some people have a hair trigger with this stuff. And it's kind of sad, really, especially at that age. But I know you've experienced it too. It's a bizarre thing. There's a wounding where there's something going on. And they don't seem to understand how bleak the worldview is when you say, okay, there's no God, and then what? And then what? Nothing. I think people have become so polarized. So tribal in their politics and in their cultural things, whatever, that this just goes along with it. And it's like, well, your concept of God can't possibly be mine or your God can't be mine, or we don't have anything income. We always look for what's different between us, but I remember back to Maury to take this full circle. When I was sitting with mori one time and we turn on the TV and there was some footage from a war that was going on in Serbia, I think at the time. And he started to cry. I said, why are you crying? He said, this is just so terrible. Those poor people. And I said, yeah, but you don't know any of them. Have you ever been to Serbia? No, do you even know what's going on there? No. I said, so why are you crying? I mean, tears were falling down. And he said, Mitch, when you get to the end, and you realize what life is all about. You realize we are more alike than different. And you feel the pain of every other person who is suffering because you're suffering. And to me, that means we are all children of God. And we all ought to realize how much we have in common instead of our knee jerk reaction being, oh no, you can't be right, because you have your take on it and I have my take on it. So you're the enemy. And I'm right. We are all in this together. Beautiful place to end. Mitch album, the book is the stranger in the lifeboat. Congratulations, and thank you, sir. It's a pleasure Eric. Thank you. The I haven't really woken up. Until I've had my McDonald's breakfast deal and I know this is true because before breakfast, I put my phone in the refrigerator and couldn't find the keys that were already in my hand. Nothing gets the morning going like the first sip of an iced coffee. Get any size in any flavor for 99 cents until 11 a.m.. Price and participation may vary. McDonald's, I'm loving it.

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"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

08:23 min | 11 months ago

"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995, let's see if we can get you out of pain too, but relief factor dot com relief factor dot com or call 805 108 three 8 four 805 108 three 8 four relief factor dot com. I use it, it works. Folks, I'm talking to Mitch album, who has written a novel called stranger in the lifeboat. Mitch, it seems like this is a parable. Would that be right? This kind of a parable that you're telling me? Because I don't want people to write to me and say, the way he describes God is not, it's not accurate, according to my faith, whatever. This is meant to be a parable meant to get people thinking. It's not some new age version of God where you're leading people to the devil's secretly. Okay. I just want to be very clear. But you were just talking about the question of why do people have to die? Again, these are the ultimate questions. Everybody has them. Some people are afraid to admit it. But everybody wants to know what's the story? Why do I die? Why is their death? Why everything? So talk about that. Well, so in the book, there's this moment where one of the characters asks the God guy who claims to be God, well, why do people have to die? Why did you take my wife? I loved it. Why did you take my wife? And he sobbing. And God says the character who says he's got I'm not it's a thriller, I can't give it away, but let's just say for the moment. The answer is, well, why is it that when people die on earth, people are always saying, why did God take them? Maybe a better question would be why did God give them to us in the first place? What did we do to deserve their love, their sweetness, their memories? They said, didn't you have those kinds of things with your wife? Those memories. And he says every day. And the God character says, well, those memories are a gift, but their absence is not a punishment. I'm not cruel. I know you before you're born. I know you after you die. This earth that you're on here now is just part of the journey. I know that you cry when your loved ones die and leave this earth, but I can assure you, they're not crying. And for me, I wrote that as much, not just because I believe it, but as much for the readers as I did for myself, because I don't know how much you know about me, but I operate an orphanage in Haiti where I go every single month and I've been there for the last 12 years and about 8 years ago, we adopted one of the kids from the orphanage who had a brain tumor. Her name was chica, and we brought her to America to try to find a cure. And she lived with us for two years as our daughter as we traveled around the world trying to find a cure. And in the end, we weren't able to, what she died from, nobody survives. It's called DIPG. And at the time, I was very angry with God. You know, I was like, wait a minute. She was born three days before an earthquake in Haiti. She survived the earthquake when a building fell down around her and she was three days old and she lived, her mother died two years later. She was bought to our orphanage. Then she gets a brain tumor. And then she dies. How can you be a loving God? And do that to a 7 year old. And I'm sure there are many people out there who have lost children who say the same thing. And so for a while, it was all about why did you take her from us until as time passed, I started to realize, well, wait a minute. My wife and I had wanted that have kids when we were married. But we got married kind of old and it didn't happen. And here we were suddenly in our mid 50s and we had this 5 year old child sleeping at the base of our bed and waking us up for breakfast and joking and laughing and doing all the wonderful things that could bring into your lives. This was an answer to our prayer from 15 years earlier. Which is what I mean when I say God has his own timetable. And here was the stanchion to our prayer and for two years we had this amazing, wonderful family relationship with this beautiful little girl. So maybe instead of saying, why did you take her, I just say, why did I deserve to have her? What did I do to weave a warrant? Those two amazing years. And that was the way I dealt with it. And I think that's the way maybe a lot of people have to deal with loss, and that's why I put it in the stranger in the life, but a little bit like John Milton Paradise lost, you're justifying the ways or trying to justify the ways of God to man, trying to explain things that are not easily explicable. Listening to you reminds me just recently I watched for the second or third time shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins, the story of C. S. Lewis, losing his wife of just a few years joy Gresham. And it's a similar thing. The pain is real, the loss is real. And Lewis better than most tries to make sense of it. And to some extent, that's what we're all doing in life. We're trying to make sense of everything. I guess I find it interesting that there are so many people that seem wedded to what we call it the atheistic narrative because it seems so bleak and hopeless. And I guess maybe it's a reaction more than anything to some negative versions of faith that they have seen. Do you ever get angry atheists confronting you about why are you got out there constantly? No. Honestly, Eric, I think it's something else besides what you mentioned. I think it's a sense that we can control our own destiny, and we can create our own little godlike kingdoms. It's very interesting that up until the year 2000, church membership, synagogue membership, houses of worship membership, stayed pretty even. It was about 70% in America. You know, up a couple points down a couple of points, but pretty even through the whole century. And then since 2000 till now, it's dropped below 50%. It's in the 40s now. Well, what happened in 2000? The Internet. That's what happened. And now the people create their own kind of little kingdoms with followers. I mean, even listen to the words, how many followers do you have? There's something very, very disturbing about that. Followers. Let's be honest. How many followers do you have? How many disciples do you have? Yeah, pretty sick. How many people give you a thumbs up like and are telling you they're with you? So when you can kind of create your own little universe, you feel like you don't have a need for God. And then all of a sudden you find yourself out in a lifeboat where your Internet doesn't work and you don't have a signal and suddenly what's the first thing you cry out for? God, please help me. And you know, maybe there are angry atheists or angry people who don't like what I'm bringing up, but I don't really hear from them. I think they're mostly concerned about themselves. And it wouldn't matter anyhow. This is what I believe. And I think it's important in conversely, I hear much more from people like yourself and millions of other people around the world. How thank you for writing something like this. It comforted me. You know, I was dealing with these questions myself. And how do I write anything that hasn't comforted me? I don't put books out to try to aim at people's emotions. I write straight from things that I've gone through myself and I think if you do that and you keep your eye on God, you're not going to do anything.

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"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 11 months ago

"mitch" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Show. I have a guest right now. My bet is that you have heard of him, you may have read some of his books. His name is Mitch album. He is the author of a book called Tuesdays with Maury. I know you've heard of it. It was made into a film, a TV movie. It was on The New York Times Best Seller list for like four years. And speaking as an author, I want to say, I deeply resent you Mitch album. Welcome to the program. Well, outside of the resentment, thank you for having me on the resentment is bitter, but I'm gonna let it go. There's no reason to cling to bitterness. No, seriously, that is, as an author who is familiar with some of these metrics, that is an extraordinary thing, and the book that sits atop a bestseller list for years is extremely rare. The only one I can think of offhand is M Scott peck's the road less traveled, which is also a book about, hey, what's the meaning of life? So I want to ask you, first of all, you have a new book out. I want to mention that up front. And it is a novel called the stranger in the lifeboat. Is this your first novel? Oh no, no. I've written about 7 novels. All right. So maybe two 7th novel. But you're most known for Tuesdays with Maury. It tell the story behind that for people who are unaware. They still exist. Some people who are unaware of how that happened for you. Sure. Well, it was really quite an accident, so actually the fact that it stayed on those best sellers was for that long was even more remarkable because it wasn't ever supposed to be a book. I had seen my old college professor, Maurice Schwartz. On nightline with Ted cop, and he was talking about what it was like to die from Lou Gehrig's disease. And I had been very close with him when I was back in college, but then I had lost touch with him as I had gone on to chase my career and my ambition. And for 16 years, I never got back in touch with him and all of a sudden I saw him on television. Basically saying he had a few months left to live. So I went to go visit him. And one visit turned into two to turn to three, four, 5, 6. It was never supposed to be a book. Erika was just it was just him kind of counseling me on what's important in life once you really know you're going to die as he did and how you can change your life to live

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

06:45 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"What's your favorite movie? And then they list their favorite movie. And I'm like, ugh, you have terrible taste. It's over. So yeah, it's really I'm still sticking to just have a few exchanges and then move on to what was your first thought? What was your intro conversation like with your current gosh? Josh, yes. I didn't know if I could say his name again. I didn't know how much you wanted his name out here. But anyway, your first, what was it in those first couple interactions with Josh that made you say, okay, let's move to FaceTime. You know what I mean? I honestly can't remember now. It was enough of a conversation where it was like, I think we might have made a joke with each other, and that was like, oh, he's he has a sense of humor and then I was attracted to his picks and then maybe we were talking about something other than what do you like to do or what something mundane, but just remember, I pretty fast took control of it and said, do you want to move to FaceTime? And it was like around the holiday. It was actually the day after my birthday was the first time we talked. But yeah, that's your question. No, but it was bantering. You started off with the pants. A little bit of bantering, but not crazy amounts. It's just hard. You don't. I feel like if I heard somebody, if somebody wrote me like, hey, I'm reading this book. Do you hate your job? I'd be like, God. No. Can we talk normal? Normal. Can we backtrack for a second? That was a terrible example. It's just because that's what I was reading last night so that's in my head. But I'm saying, come to it with something that's a little meatier. Whatever you've been reading or watching or something like that, engage with that. You never read, you ever read David gray. You ever read this, blank. What the book? Did you ever see that? Who do you think the body is on white lotus? Before you do the body was, I'm saying. Something I love that. Like, guys? Yes. Yes. Sure. But I did. I was watching the white lotus. Do you have me watch that yet? That's already more interesting conversation to me. Yes, yes. So zeitgeisty yes to watch. Enlightened. And then that's where you can go to there and then you can be like, oh my God, that was what a great show. What about that episode or was just about Laura Dern's mom? How great Seth would that episode this doesn't have surgery? It's a great idea. I'll give him that. I'm like, I think I should date him. All I want to do is all I want is a man who talks about the lord Dern's mom at the time. And enlightened. And that's all I want. Diane Diane Ladd. C Naomi? I do see honey. I do see. But the minute the minute you start like, it gets okay, that's maybe this, okay, maybe I can drill down a little more. Because I'm like sweating and faint. And so maybe that's what's like making my brain not work so well. Oh, just breathe. It is the specificity of something. Like a good improv scene. Yes. Be specific. Don't just ask for a beer, ask for no duels. Great. That reveals the character. The character super. But also he's like, but yeah, I know you mean though, 'cause it's like, what do you like? You know, it's like, what do I like? I don't know. You know, it's like, yeah, those like kind of big questions that are vague and it kinda like and then what else you gonna say to? 'cause it's like, what else can you? There's only so much you can say in this stupid fucking messaging back and forth. I'm still sticking to it's gotta move on to meeting. Whether it's FaceTime or in person, you have to FaceTime them, at least you can look at them and talk to them and see if you want to meet them or sorry to interrupt your Mitch. Go for it. Well, I do remember that remember when we get Kirsten vangsness on the show, and she talked about how one of the things she was doing online dating. And she was like, I have a Google phone number. So I can engage with these people without them actually having my personal number and then she will also do a zoom and stuff. So I'm like, that is one way to do it. Because the reason why I was like, that isn't the FaceTime because I'm like, I don't want this whole having my phone number. Okay. If you like have a little Google number a little scramble situation. Yeah, yeah, yes. Zoom it. Zoom it. Get a VPN. Get a VPN scramble your whereabouts, okay? Thank you live in the Caspian Sea. And just have a conversation about that. That's a great idea. Yeah, I think you're gonna online date always scramble your wear bounce. Like you're being held hostage somewhere. A voice modulator. You know whatever you do. Yeah. Spreading it through 5 different servers in the Ukraine. Yeah, so it's sum this up. It says move to some kind of like meeting either through Zoom FaceTime or whatever quickly phone. Google phone scramble your number. We're saying banter for a little bit and specificity. Specificity of these questions. Yes. And. Then also as soon as these guys are boring, 'cause also, I imagine your frustration is because you're trying to keep a conversation going. It's exhausting. The moment here I'll give you nothing to work with. Bye. Or the moment, sometimes I would dismiss somebody if I, oh, I forgot I did this. I would. If I'm carrying the conversation and messaging back and forth, I'll do it three times asking you a question. But after three times, if you're just answering my question and not throwing something back in me, I can't. You don't know how to communicate. You don't, you can't. You gotta give me more than just, I answered your question. Right. Right. Definitely. Yeah, okay, and one last thing. I don't think it's just like straight sis. I think a lot of people are boring. A lot of people regardless of gender. Of all, like all stars and stripes. People of all stars and stripes are boring. Yeah. Equal opportunity and boring. Absolutely. There's a spectrum, a boring spectrum as well. We don't talk about that spectrum. And I'm sure we're boring to people, too. Exactly. I disagree. I disagree. A lot of those dates I went on before Naomi. I was the most enchanting person. Andy, why don't you describe bullshit jobs again? And then ask me if I feel my job is bullshit. Oh no. Oh no. I just read a tale of two cities. What's your favorite.

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"And if when you go to him and try to share this stuff and his response is draining, he ain't the Juan boo boo? He is the person who started you on a journey you needed to go on. Okay, but him not like wanting to be with you, does it now mean you undo all that work? You see what I'm saying? It's like, I think it's very I'm like, oh God, you had to both move to Washington, but you know, you both had a dream. But 45 minutes is a pretty good amount of time to be apart from somebody. Like, you know, for a 45 minute drive away, but it's like, you don't need his recognition for you to be. The person you are trying to be. Yeah. That's one of the most difficult things I think about, I don't know about adulthood. I was gonna say adulthood, whatever, about being human. Let's just go with all ages. Is the idea that there are just going to be some people that maybe you've wronged in a relationship, but there's a friendship or romantic relationship. For whatever reason, you just have to learn. You're the animal with it. You're the asshole. And their narrative, you're the asshole and you have to be like, you have to be okay with like, all right, you know what? There's not much I can do about it. I just have to learn to deal with it. And in fact, as the caller said, the attempts to keep rectifying that make things seemingly make things worse. Right. Right. I feel pressure. I feel this guy's pain. And I and I do think the reveal at the end is really the intention. And I will say you're never going to get what you want from him from your ex-boyfriend. 'cause for a while I was listening, I'm like, oh, he wants to apologize and make amends and say I'm sorry. But that's not what you want. What you want is to get back together with him. You want him to want you back and you're not going to get that. Probably. I don't think you are. Yeah. He's not telling you this. And to also understand, I know he's going through what he's going through and he's in therapy and he's meds, but what's not, I'm not hearing is really an understanding of what your ex has went through and is going through. I know that's hard to hear. But your ex might have been brutalized by this. It might be hard on this. And he may need to not get he might be going through his own pain and his own healing. I've been in a relationship where it was somebody who was not on their meds. And it takes a bad effect on you. It's like not it's hard. To him, I just think it's 45 minutes is plenty to stay away. And you're not going to get what you want. And you talk to a therapist, talk to do whatever you can, write out your amends, but you've said everything you want to to this guy. And it's never going to you're never going to get the answer that you want. And I wanted to say one thing about closure because I have a little different take on it. I agree with you that you're not going to get I happen to think you never get closure. I happen to think there's certain things that we hear like closure that aren't real. I think that you move on and things get easier, but I don't believe that we ever fully it's in our DNA, and it's in our memory, and it's fine. It's who we are, what we've done and the pain we've gone through. We want to move on, but it's there. And you make space for it, but I don't know if you ever really get closure in life with stuff. I think things just become less painful. You learn from them. They may be matter less, but they're in your memory. You're in your memory, so I don't know if you ever totally get closer in life. I totally get that. I guess for me, I guess how I define closure may be in situations like me coming to a place of acceptance. And that is like the harder. That's the thing I think that is like, you know, you want somebody to kind of absolve you and sometimes you have to just absolve yourself. Oh, yeah. I did dirty, I said, sorry, but they're still mad. And I have to let them be mad. But that's okay. Yeah. I agree with Mitch, but I guess what I'm curious about. I was like, what does it mean to come to acceptance? One of the things that I talk about in therapy, I'm just going to say a lot. I used to at least was like that there are all these kind of like we say all this stuff. But I don't know what any of that stuff means physically, right? What does it mean in my body to like we use a lot of like. Physical metaphors about like mental things? And I just don't know what any of this putting up barriers and stuff like that. If there's something I can't say to someone, I kind of feel that barrier, but except it's like what's the change in your body or whatever. To be like, I finally reached a place of acceptance. I think it is, okay, so you know how you and I both like live like we will think we can think of something we did or said 20 years ago and still feel really like we get a not in our stomach? Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Chris stalker. Yes. So you're selling a fight with somebody from 20 years ago. Exactly, or I can't believe I said or did that and it's like yeah yeah, girl are you a 12? It's like being able to not have that not anymore. For me, you know, or like, sure. I have some especially boys. Like I was so into guys and it was like the thirst, the drama, the energy, the putting on that person. You know, nobody needs to be putting any 20 year old boy on a pedestal. Okay. And I shouldn't have been doing it when I did it. But to realize two where it's like, that was a lot to put on that person. Especially a person who didn't reciprocate the feelings. Yeah. But I can say that to you laughing now and not feel like, oh my God, you're so embarrassed, you know? There are very few people I would cross the street if I saw. I guess. Yeah. We don't have to say hi, but I don't have to ride. But I don't have to hide, you know, behind a bush. Yeah, that is a big one. I don't have to hide from me. I know it sounds stupid, but it is a big one. Yeah. Yeah, it's complicated. I think another reason why the closure thing is that I think at least for me, I should be over something by now. I should be this. I should be that. I said I was closure and I'm not. Yeah. And to go, it's okay. You don't have to beat yourself up if you're like, 'cause stuff comes up out of nowhere and you're like, it's all like a long fucking process. But I feel this guy. I hope he stays away. I hope he. Well, they've got the dog situation. That's what I'm trying to say. I had an idea like a positive step, get your own dog. But he's still gonna love his dogs that he had with him? I look, yeah, I don't know. Okay, but like you don't have to like stop sharing custody or whatever you're doing right now with the dogs, but get another dog. That's just yours. Interesting. I don't know. Also, this is also hard too, 'cause I was in a relationship where we broke up and we had a dog and we were sharing it and it was hard because and my therapist actually said to like we talked about it. And I made a decision to let him out of the dog. Because as much as painful as it fucking was, you kind of make a decision like, well, is it worth it for your own mental health? To keep hurting yourself. And it's such a personal thing because it's hard to give a obviously a dog. You know, we all love dogs, everyone here. But I think that's great advice for him to get his own dog. He has his own dog..

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"To catch up, I really recommend it. Obviously, Mitch has many more credits that you heard in the introduction. But that is what really spoke to my heart. Speaking of references like Sid Caesar and like references to the past. Oh, it makes me so happy to know that these old references are in your heart. I love it. I love it. Yeah. Well, I grew up in both, I think animaniacs and tiny tunes made so many and The Simpsons made so many references to stuff that existed before I was born from 20s and 30s and 40s. And so I have this repository of references in my head that no one else sees. I used to also like, I grew up watching SCTV, which is like a big influence on me. But or like to watch if they would make a reference or I hated not knowing things. So like if somebody made a reference to somebody, I was like, what is that? Who's that actor? I want to know that. So I always like, and it was. And that's how you win game show money. Yeah. Okay. That's how you win the game show money. But it's like, why as an 8 year old, do I know who may west is? That kind of yes. Like the big question I want on that game show about Hollywood showdown was an Oscar question and it was there are two actors who've been nominated for best actor more than any other actor and yet neither one of them have won, and they said name one of them. And I knew both of them. Well, I said, is it Peter or tool? And then so I won and then during the commercial break, the host asked me because you want to guess the other one. I said, is it Richard burden? And he said, how the fuck do you know this? I don't know. Since then, Peter tool got nominated one more time, so he was the most nominated never won. Never won. Peter O'Toole. Poor Peter. Peter. We got questions from Instagram, Twitter, Gmail. And of course, voicemail, which is what we're going to start with three two three 5 two four 7 8 three 9 is the number we love. What do you call in? Here we go. Hi, Andy and Naomi. First and foremost, accomplishments and accolades. Andy, thank you so much for showing me what it needs to show up for your partner. Relentlessly, I'm a first time caller, longtime listener and I just remember like listening to you and every single time. You just show up for Naomi and support her in any way that you can. Naomi, what can I say? I have been a fan of yours since I saw you on Twitter queen. But anyway, so I know you have a short amount of time. I wanted to get your advice because I'm having a really hard. I'm going through a really hard time in my life right now. I was with my partner for four years and of course we felt to the COVID careers and we ended up breaking up. We had a really big life together, but unfortunately, I was really toxic and the relationship because I had a lot of mental health issues that went unaddressed. So, you know, I was controlling I was addicted. I was just a horrible person. And so we actually separated and we were living in California at the time. And we had really big plans to move to Washington, which is why I'm at now. And I didn't realize that he was actually moving up here on his own as well. So now we both moved from California. We live about 45 minutes away. And we kind of started I went to therapy on my meds now and I'm having a really hard time because I think now confronting all of the really bad things that I did in our relationship and we are slowly talking because we unfortunately have to separate our dogs, which has been really hard for me. And you know in talking with him, I can see that he really just wants things to be easy. And I keep doing this thing where I just go down these really emotional conversations and like he points it out every single time, but it's really draining and I see it myself. So I guess my question for you is how do I should I just leave him alone and try and move on on my own or do you have any advice like Naomi? I could totally use one of your pep talks like if you have one in you to give me like I'm just really lost. I want to be better and I just keep I feel like I keep talking shut up when I'm just even with the best intentions. I end up going down this path and I hate how I am. So I just really want to know if you guys have any advice that you could give me because I want to win him back, I guess? So thank you so much. Oh, that was a bomb at the end. I know. That was on heel. That was absolutely God. He breaks my heart. No, I feel I feel him in my bones. I really do. These feelings. Well, okay. I was going to say, I mean, do you want to start in terms of pep talk? Yes, I do. Yes, I do. Okay. 'cause this is something that I firmly believe that I feel like I need to just shout from the rooftops all the time. We have this prevailing thought in society that you quote get closure. That you have to go to a person or do something. No. Closure is something you give yourself. So the thing is you're realizing you did a lot of mess up things in this relationship and you want to show this person that you know it that you're better that you're working on it. But he doesn't need to know or see that for any of that stuff to be true. And so it seems like you're looking to him for this look, look, I'm better, I'm better. And as you said at the very end, which is so messy, you should have said that up top. That you were like, I want to win him back..

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"But I had a girlfriend like for in college that was it was terrible. Terrible relationship. But I had not really been with a guy until I went to grad school. UCLA. And my first boyfriend was his name was Eric. I don't know. I don't know what's happening. Anyway, I'm saying was because he actually ended up changing his name, which is a whole different story and his bizarre when people do that. So and so I knew he liked me and I had my best friend had just come out, so I came out for Eric and I started telling people, but we had like we went out for like ten months and my family did not know. I wasn't living at home and then he broke up with me and I was hard broken. You know, you think, oh, by the time it almost like 25, then you're like, by the time I'm 25, oh, I've experienced every emotion. And then I'm like, what the fuck is this? I can't stop crying and like, but it forced me to go into therapy and come out to my family. So what was the question? Were you came out where you dating, but basically no, I came out as I was dating. And then that was so that was the first guy. I'd really been with. And now, are you someone who is like a relationship person? Are you a hookup person? Like, do you not trust these hoes in these streets? You know what I mean? What is your approach to that? It's stuff. That's complicated. I want to say I'm a relationship person because that's what I believe. But the proof in the pudding is I've been more not in a relationship than in one. I'm dating somebody now. But I want a relationship. And I definitely feel like I'm want to be just one on one with somebody. I have hooked up. I'm not a big hookup guy. It's not, you know, I've never been a big club guy. I just never like, that's never been my thing. Not any judgment of it. It's not, I'm not comfortable with that, I guess. But I so it's weird because I always wanted to be a relationship, but I've been more not. But when I have been in a relationship like, I mean, Eric was like ten months and then I was with somebody for two years. And that was long stretches in between, and then I was the long stretch and that was with somebody for about 5 and a half years. And I'm dating this guy named Josh now, but it's been like really a ten years or so since I really I've dated but I feel like, oh, I'm calling in my boyfriend. Like that time. And yeah, so I think there's like there's some damage in me that wants something, but is afraid to so really be vulnerable and go after it. Does that make any sense? What's different about Josh or what was different about the guy that was 5 and a half years? Oh, that's different about you. I think it's me. I think they are different human beings. But I think. Man enough can't be said about this last year, but like being alone and really how it really thinking about stuff and really because I've been in therapy, but it really was like I really need to take care of my shit because I'm like having sleep problems and I'm panicking in the middle. I'm going to die alone. I need to talk about some of the stuff. And then I have some friends of mine. This is pretty heavy for all couples therapy. But I had some friends who had done group therapy and they loved it. The way they talked about, like, I wanted to go. So I got involved and I found out about group therapy last year and it fucking helped so much. Different than one on one for me because I have issues. I'm fine with one on one like this, talking, but like groups, stress me out. And I get very quiet and I can't I'm not somebody who's like you know when you get a bunch of funny people together and everyone's out bit doing bits. I go quiet. I don't like I don't like being in a writer's room. I don't like, I just want to write on my own or with one person. I'm not. But it was helpful because it just be with a group of people and, you know, have people and to be vulnerable in front of them and have them call you out on stuff. And to be okay with that. Oh wait, they could do that. I thought it was gonna be each of you just sharing your stories. You know, or whatever you're feeling in that moment. And be like, well, yeah, no one's really rude and somebody's like facilitating the whole thing, but I'm sure every group is different. But ours is like, yeah, if you want to tell somebody, I mean, people no one's abusive, but if you want to tell somebody like, I'm sorry. I think you're kind of full of shit right now. It's okay. And how to deal with someone saying that to you and going or someone's saying that really pissed me off,.

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"Yeah, yeah. But it's interesting though, because also though, and this is what I'm used to. And Andy and I have talked about this a lot because he says he is a quote unquote waspy Jew. Because what I am used to is exactly what you're saying your parents were, which were like direct. Literally like, I'm disappointed. You need to read about how this is not gonna happen. And it's like the least there's an open dialog where you know where you stand with them. Yes and no with my family. There was that very Jewish in your faith, the level of discourse and my family was yelling when we'd go to Thanksgiving or Passover, like my grandparents, you know, all that. But there was also like a lot of like maybe like a waspy thing where like we don't secrets like we don't talk about this with other people or embarrassment or like, yeah, and then added to it, I had my own like secret of being in the closet. So I learned how to like swallow a lot and then also exist in a family where people would like tell you you're being fucking crazy right now. You're crazy. You know, so and yelling. So much yelling. Oh, yeah, there's a lot of yelling. Yeah, that part for all the we're not gonna be direct about our emotions. There was still a lot of like, well, I'm not gonna walk down the stairs to talk to you. I am going to scream from the top of the stairs to see his dinner ready yet. Yeah, and also we felt like there was a private and a public face. In private, there was a lot of yelling, but in public, were like, you know, you're right. You're yelling at the restaurant at each other. And then the waiter comes up and you're like, oh, hi. You know that waiter that waiter. Yeah. That was us. But in the home, it's just screaming about. Where's the off the COVID? Why haven't you found it yet? All your long. COVID went on a pillow. It went out for months. The Seder could not end. I wonder how many people get that reference? The often coming. Oh God. Well, by the way, I'm gonna copyright this right now. A movie called the never ending Seder. Because they can't have lost the offer code and they refuse to end the Seder and it just goes on for months. Oh God. Copyrighting that right now right here. And it's not going to be available on streaming. It's only in theaters. Absolutely. Absolutely. You have to go pay for this and go. Only at film forum. Only at one theater in New York. I mean, that was also kind of my nightmare that never ending seator because the last sator we went to. This would have been three years ago, probably when we were at your parents house. And I was the youngest person at the table. And I had to find the off we go. And I was like 35. Wow. That's amazing to be the younger person at 35 and have to do a child like fake. I know and then the feeling that they were all watching me and I was like, well, I'm old. I'm an adult. This shouldn't be hard for me. But I also don't know where they put it. It was like, it was just kidding called maybe. That's not what my parents saw me. You always do that voice for them. But they talk like that? No, no. That's not a millimeter like that. Like they're in a Neil Simon play. Exactly. But I remember just like, and I felt like it took me like a couple minutes too long. You know? Because again, it was like the whole I was like, okay, is the whole house? Like, in play here? Where should I stick to an area? You haven't told me. I also like the youngest person supposed to read. I love that we're talking about Passover, so the four questions is that the young and so for a long time, I was the youngest person and there were all these kids after me, but I was, I don't know why I always had to read it. I think I was the youngest one who could read Hebrew. So they asked me to I don't know. I kept getting four questions longer than I should have. You sing in them? No, I never say. Okay, this is now too much. We gotta put this sizzle on this episode. So like Mitch, how long into you sort of pursuing this and doing stuff is your parents stop worrying or stop implying it wasn't gonna happen. They never stopped worrying. But I never stop working. They stopped, you know what? It's a really good question. When I was in college, when I was an undergraduate in college, I did they were the articles stopped being put on my bed. I did a play at school. We did speaking of Neil Simon. We did Brighton beach memoirs. And I got the lead in that. And I did it. And then it weirdly sort of I haven't thought about this, but it really sort of changed the dynamic a little bit. They saw they my dad my dad would tell me that he would get so nervous when I was performing and then that show made him realize, oh, he's okay. And so they stopped with the articles. I don't know that they ever got to the point where they're not concerned or worried about me even still, but my dad's passed away, but my mom's still alive. But. I think it just kind of went on and I started and then when I got involved in the groundlings, they would come and see that and then I made it through the groundlings. I got them in company and they would come see shows such as my mom was really into coming to see the shows that it just sort of like, you know, at some point, what are they going to do? This is what I'm doing. And now I'm not getting younger. And after a while, you're like, oh fuck, I got to make this work. I can't. I can't start over with something right now. And I think that sort of changed something with them. And then when I started to get some jobs or guest stars and stuff and they would see me and I think it just made them so proud and so happy that it just never. They never brought it up again. Are you sure you want to do this? Okay. Yeah. But it's weird 'cause I've mentioned coming out, but like I remember when I came out in the 90s and my father was my parents were going through a divorce that year and my father was really like the only kind of tough reaction to me coming out. He did not like it. And he had his whole process, which was not dissimilar to the articles thing where he wanted me to like, are you sure you're gay? You know, he would let my dad would listen to a.m. radio conservative a.m. radio and he wanted me to go get conversion therapy and all that stuff. And I was like, at least, I told him like I don't do that, but I think you need therapy. You know, to talk about this, but, you know, my dad would have done that. But it was a whole process of him not accepting this and which he did, eventually, you know, but it took a long time, but, you know, he wasn't accepting at first. Yeah. Yeah. Was he one of those like bare knuckle bruisers from The Bronx type Jews? No. Well, no. I mean, that was just, look, my dad and I were oil and water for most of our relationship and it was until the end where we had some sort of like an understanding and like an ease with each other, which is awesome that I got to get to that point with my dad, but my dad was like sports guy, baseball. I put out like a bruiser, and he wanted like he wanted a son. I have an older sister, but apparently my mom tell me he cried when I was very old school misogyny. But he cried when I was born 'cause but man, I was not the son he wanted. 'cause I was not into any of that shit. I was in sports and we would just fight, you know? I just wanted to play with my sister's dolls and watch movies. And get you to care about like RBIs and no. Baseball thing? I was like, what's an RBI? My dad, my dad, this was a conversation. This is how bad communication was my father. And we would go like we go to dinner the two of us. His way of connecting with me would be like testing me on the baseball teams and he'd be like, oh my God, this is terrible. I can't go, well you can be like, so it's the New York and I would have to go Yankees. Yes, and it would be the Baltimore oriole. That was our conversation, but I would memorize that stuff, yeah..

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"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"This podcast is Andy and Naomi's where they can both led to hang before they homie's talking excellent vacationing with brunches and cuddling to messy situations and conscious and coupling from Netflix hookups to single them with some Hulu tech sex regret so feeling on your new jubu. They go talk about it. Yeah you were invited. I didn't therapy I guarantee baby weekend. Hello, everyone and welcome to couples therapy. My name is Naomi. And I'm Mandy. We're in real life couple. I real life couple of comedians. And on couples therapy, we answer a couple of questions from a couple different listeners. That was a little funky town start, you did. But I'm glad you didn't have us do it over. Yeah, I gotta say the clock's ticking Naomi. I mismanaged my time. We said we were record this at a certain time. I'm not going to reveal exactly what time. Don't get people details. Because it reveals that I showered. Not in the morning, but later in the day. But I mismanaged my time. I had to leave. I showered, but now, the clock's ticking. If we don't finish this intro and enough time, do you feel folks? Do you feel that kind of just like it's like die hard? There's a bomb, some things about to go off to Bond film, whatever. Yeah. Do you feel if we don't finish this intro quickly enough? My hair will be ruined for the day. Thank you so much. Those mistakes, you have to outline the stakes. That's maybe why I'm not sure. That's why it's going. I was building up the tension Naomi. I am a storyteller, naturally. But if I don't get back in that bathroom to blow dry my hair, it's gonna turn, I'm gonna look like it's gonna be a little too hitlery. Wow, okay, okay, so those are the states. Because my hair is like on this little slant now. Who want to slant? Yeah, I don't go dry it. I understand. You have to wear a hat the rest of the day. You know, I think you look good in the hat. It's very mask. For you. But you may ask for me. Two mask and a hat? Even in my merge records indie rock had. Or your DSA pink rose hat. And I said, what awoke, sweetie. When I see that pink DSA hat. Speaking of woke sweeties. Yes, I love that. I was hoping you would do that. Who's our guest today? Wow, my God. Our guest is the hilarious, the brilliant actor, improviser, writer, mitchel. My God. Mitch is someone that Andrew and I came to love in quar. But Mitch has been out here. Okay, he's been out in the streets. He is, you've seen him in many of Paul feig film, movies like bridesmaids, spy. He's also been on the TV show all rise, which is on CBS season three going to drop on own 'cause that's where strong black women live. And he's just a great guy. Also, our favorite thing since I love plugin people's IG, Mitch Silva and drew drew, you have a very fun little web series called two old queens who just have a minute to catch up. It's literally one of the best, this is not hyperbole. It is one of the best things online. I look forward to you know Naomi. This is the second week in a row. We know I ripped Andrew farmer's IG. Because of his Instagram front facing character videos that we have fallen in love with Mitch because of his comedic videos online. Yes, and it's just references. Just esoteric random references to old Hollywood. To old Hollywood exactly old famous people, and it's just very funny and brilliant. Just like all of the stuff I've seen, Mitch do all of his videos online are extremely funny. Classic, a classic talent. This was great, because we didn't know Mitch going in. I know. So we really came into this cold. You know, it was very much like tell us your story. And who baby? What a story. What a story he had to tell. Oh, and we're gonna spill the beans at the moment. But I will tell you, we talk about a thing he was on on TV and he sent us a clip of it, which we will put on our Instagram. Absolutely. So okay, so right now, honestly, just go to a couple therapy pod on IG and then you can thank us after. Yeah. Yeah, by the way, before we get into the episode. A little bit of housekeeping. Someone sent us an a comment. Okay, okay. I've heard of it. I've heard of a comment. Now we can't. We get a lot of comments. Can't read them all. No, no, no, no. I also try not to, because you know what? If I don't want to read the bad, I can't just be cheering picking the goods. I don't listen to death about us. I know, but just in general. I just don't be looking. This is so this is about an advice question. I forget which episode this was exactly. Maybe you can remember. Hi, Naomi and Andy. I've been thinking about the caller during your recent episode who wanted advice about whether they should date a coworker and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Do you remember what episode that was? No. There's a couple weeks ago. Yep. This is also the first time I'm sending an Instagram DM and hope I'm doing it right. You're doing great, sweetie. As someone who's successfully dated a coworker we're married now. Wow. I have some thoughts. The caller was vague about their specific situation. If I remember right. It was exactly three lines. Like, should I date a coworker? Bad idea or great. Exactly. And I'm like, I need to know everything else. The car was vague about their specific situation, but most usually have written policies around what people can date before it becomes an HR dumpster fire. Okay. These rules are generally based on power relations. Exactly. Covering legal basis. But if people aren't too different departments or chains of command, even if they're at different levels, they might be allowed to date. Not to mention that we're still in a damn pandemic. It's really hard to meet people right now, and a lot of people are changing jobs and careers, plus a lot of people find partners spouses at work. They're just not telling you about it. Here. A study by bamboo and online HR platform found that 22% of married couples in the U.S. met at work, actually, you and I met at work. Okay, come through with the statistics. We love a comment that has a backup, okay? Give me those footnotes on these site your sources. Your sources. That's what we say. Has that a T-shirt, site your source? But it has to say honey. Honey. And a British YouGov study hold the percent of partners that met at work at 18%. This is a global phenomenon. Global. I think the caller should read their employee manual way their options. They're not the first two people to feel a spark while brushing elbows at the water cooler. It might have more than they think. Okay, I like this person. I feel like they must write for like glamour. Something like feeling a spark, while brushing elbows at the water cooler. That was very well written, very fun, very flirty. I really like that person. We've got sources. We've got fun, we've got flirty. That's how you write a comment. Slide your sources honey. Is that your story since I need? Should that be a new thing? No, now you're just overdoing it. Like, I don't think so honey. One minute. Whatever you have one minute at the end of the end of every episode, our guest will have one minute to cite the source. Do you think they said they read anything? They said during the episode, they have to look up sources. Like anything, but it can be something they read or watch. You could even sort, you can even sign a TikTok. You know me. I love saying I read an article when really I just watched a TikTok. Nami coming up. We got two online shows. Well, one I would call more of a hangout than a show. It's a hangout set to hang out. It's a hang sesh. We thought we would do something fun for the Patreon community. And on Saturday, November 6th at 5 p.m. PST, we are doing a zoom hangout for the Patreon crowd. And so if you're subscribed to the Patreon, if you're part of the community, we'll just be doing a zoom. You can ask questions. Yeah. You can, what's another thing you can do on Zoom now? I don't know. You can let us yell at us, but, you know, then it will end. The zoom will end very quickly if it becomes too hateful. That's what might make it very awkward. Well, of course, it'll be true. But I assume you yell and then you leave. You know what I mean? Whoever yells, they're like, yell, and they get out. But anyway, that's gonna be an hour, Saturday, 11.6. And then for a real streaming show, free for.

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"mitch" Discussed on Drum History

Drum History

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Drum History

"I've talk for hours about it He you know he plays with jeff beck jams with a band called ramadan these two albums There was a possibility. There is indication used to possible drummer for emerson lake. But palmer got the gig. He auditioned for wings. A- mccartney's band post beatles nineteen seventy four and various various things around england. But he's pretty much retired didn't really play that much From time to time he he he migrated to yamaha kit and cool towards the very under after two thousand four. He was actually officially a. Dwi artist last comes. Play was dwi cool that makes sense. It's kind of a. I mean w still huge but in the early two thousands. That was really the drums to have Affleck every every time you turn on tv or any performance. There was w Gosh was was he. I i know you mentioned that because and same with jimmy and everyone bet a lot of people days signing things and not really knowing what was going on was he financially. Okay from from all the you know it was. He was okay. He was okay but but he he was never got the award. He never got. The percentage that he should have got and it goes decisions people get upset at the current hendrick hendrix l. headaches experience experience headaches organization. But you can't really blame the base mitch sign. That made that mistake in this in this early night when he was nineteen and twenty. Yeah so that now. That was resolved that the henry experience. Llc mitch was booked on various gigs and into his passing in two thousand eight but he never enjoyed real financial success. I think he should have another way of looking at jimmy survived. Jimmy lived past nine hundred seventy. I'm sure mitch would have been passed away as a multimillionaire worth a couple hundred million dollars. Okay and then obviously so at the end He passed away. As as as i would say a pretty he was not an old man. I mean he was what sixty one when he passed. Now he he had a underlying medical condition. That i don't i know about from from the family i i don't. I'm not at liberty to say not. It was not Drugs and alcohol. He had another serious condition has to do with his blood counter. Something that was causing problems for them for the last ten years. Yeah and that of course no one knew about except the family so he had a serious medical condition towards the end there. That was really aged him. He's in sixties. He looks like somebody in his mid seventies show. That's so unfortunate. But but i mean he lived a great life He obviously is. We're talking about him still to this day. Which is which is you know something. That i'm i'm very happy that we get to share his legacy and carry it on It's just fascinating. I think you're doing an amazing thing with the fan club. How did talk about the fan club is that i feel like we covered. Mitch pretty darn. Well i mean. Is there anything else we want to talk about with mitch. Before we move onto the fan club we could do a couple more episodes roaming parts before no time..

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"mitch" Discussed on Drum History

Drum History

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on Drum History

"Goal sparkle ring on the hoop and. That's a kit. He uses to to the last hendrix concert all the way through from april till september when they play the isle of famous olive white concert and they play spall concert island and farnam germany. So that last six. He's playing a kitchen double bass kit. In fact on some tv appearances to jimmy. So did he become a gretch artist. Yes definitely and this is very interesting by the by nineteen seventy mitch's finally being miked up big time and if you watch if you watch i love white. You'll see when they start up into doing her scientists. Those that gretch set south amazing amazing. There's mike's everywhere finally but but but but the but the the Omnipresent lobby four hundred snare. He doesn't eat uses with with with all the way through from six from sixty six me from sixty five nine hundred seventy every trump said he ever used. It goes brand house before hundreds there. Yeah i mean. I think we all know it bass drum tom's It's it's one thing but you're snare is your sort of your voice so that kind of makes sense that he wants to keep consistent Voices buddy rich. All the big ones kind of had their their Their particular like buddy with his five snare and Disguises assuming alone discount yeah exactly yeah that's been that's another one too for another on different episodes but yeah that's cool. I love. I mean the gretch. That's just looking at some high res- pictures as well from that Concert in maui. And boy those are beautiful. Drums i mean there's something they sure are when we discussed the because Mitch mitchell fan club. Has i created a sixty seven. Sixty eight sixty nine ludwig replicas exact mitch. We are going to do the double bass kit in two thousand twenty two cool regret. That's coming that's awesome so All right well as most people know I believe in nineteen seventy right jimmy. Unfortunately as a young guy Passes away correct. So what what does that whole thing like. I mean i just had to rock mitch. Mitch never gets over emotionally to to the last date. He drew breath on in this world. Show his daughter said by never recovered from that. You lost his best friend. His war was turned upside down any never fully adjusted to it and that's coming directly from isha mitchell his daughter. She's become a dear friend of mine..

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"mitch" Discussed on The big d zone

The big d zone

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on The big d zone

"Match. Come out. i don't know why he'd do. The mitch is why he gets fit. D'amato mitch. He is a monster match. Yeah three bloopers azan finally got it. Let me try in the match it. The mazda miss know why he do this. He always gets in a thin. He is the mazda madge. Yes got it. Got it though. I headed up to here. What even will match mazda match that. I decided to go into petition mode to get him removed. I know tom outside. Tried and other republican leaders yes. Republican leader had tried to get much mets us. Step down but if we the people would try we'd try because what he's doing is unprecedented. Republicans and democrats have voted three or four times too many president to to vague the depth limit. They know that this will be armageddon common armageddon. you take komi with bad. At least in the government shutdown we still would get payment dyke the disability and senior and vets will get their payments presley. Truthfully get the payment okay. But then then congress will get paid but they but in a shutdown. We don't know what's going to happen in a shutdown may name won't be pay. I don't know but we still get paid. I.

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"mitch" Discussed on The BBQ Central Show

The BBQ Central Show

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on The BBQ Central Show

"Old packers full racks legs and size inspecting butts. You've never heard this before you might think you found the best triple x. Show ever let's get back to the most homo erotic host out there today. Greg in portion being brought to you by vortex watch company a small batch custom watch manufacturing vintage restoration company located in northern colorado. They take antique. American pocket watches just like this one tournament into wristwatches just like this one their mission to preserve and enhance the legacy of manufacturing excellence in america in order to do that they combined traditional and cutting edge technology to create unique quality functional time pieces with exceptional value and the coolest part. Is that each watch. The techniques is unique and one of a kind boarded founded on the bottle. That america wasn't assembled it was built. Checkout vortex watches dot com for more information. and wow. we're up and ready. Let's do this now. We give stuff people give us stuff on the show to give away no money for you. That's why free says he mail out. Its way when i tell you too. That's why we give a pool. Everybody's ready to get their hands on the latest barbecue book to hit the market. Today as mitch said it was born today. Barbecue revolution innovative barbecue recipes from all star. Pit master meet mitch. Barbecue and charbonnet smoked meat an amusement. They have such recipes as this smoked. Try tip steak and various other recipes would like copy. Send me an email and in the subject. Line put meet mitch meet bitch in the subject. Line greg. At the bbq central show dot com. Get your hands on a free copy of the new book by mitch. Benjamin my last guest the barbecue revolution innovative barbecue recipes from an all star. Pit master early available for sale on his website. So we're on amazon. But you get a free one right now meet mitch in the subject line and we wish you good luck with that rick. Stoltze won the black smoke book. We'll get that out to him At some point to somebody. One last week wally. I think wally i have not tangible. You are not am sorry. I have not sign out your book from last week. But maybe tomorrow. There's a very good chance i get other. Gotta go to micro center to get a new ten terabyte our drive so i can have space on here and my gonna get into that on why we're going to do that. But what can i tell you all right. Let's go ahead and wrap it up all the way back in the first hour. Who did we have malcolm breed. Of course yes then. We had first timers shell barbecue hall of famer joe davidson oklahoma. Joep second hour. Fan cooking guy. And then closing out the show or as we say coming out of the bullpen. Mitch benjamin from beat mitch. And we just gave away a copy of his book and we do have a winner as we're getting ready to roll out. Somebody named houdini the pootie i know. He's from pittsburgh and he is an accomplished barbecue cook in his own right. Who do you win. So send me a subsequent email and in the subject. Line put meet mitch winner meet mitch winner and i will make sure to send that book out to you rick. You'll get a book and wally. You will get a book as well. Even though i'm not trust me. It'll t thanks to mitch and adrienne for giving me. Copies of book are more books coming in if you can believe it or not. We'll be giving away as gifts and free listening prizes. There is an ad free podcast and feed. If you want over at the patriots page or you can subscribe directly through apple podcasts. If you wanna do that big show plan for you next week. Meathead in our number one. Jim clements in our number two barbecue source amongst others. September eleven two thousand september eleventh. Two thousand and one. I will never forget until next tuesday at nine pm. Eastern is does your program host and crowd. Us american greg. Good night now. Jeff richards comes. You're listening to barbecue central..

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"mitch" Discussed on The BBQ Central Show

The BBQ Central Show

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on The BBQ Central Show

"The the restaurant open. He's got a lot going on. Folks what. Can i tell you the book out right now. And you can get your copy barbecue revolution you can go to meet mitch dot com by there you can go to amazon dot com. You can buy it. There are bars open. Meet mitch. The restaurant is gonna be open here. and a september october. So we'll see how that works out and in the meantime you can see what each we could see. What mitch is doing through social media if you want to follow him over on twitter instagram. He's all over there too at beat. Mitch mitch jesus christ mitch appreciate. I'm just gonna call you meet from now on. Forget the appreciate the time It's been a couple years so Let's do this a little bit more regularly Success with the book of course and as soon as i get out to kansas city We're going to hit it up and have a good time without wherein weren't thanks for coming on. Appreciate the time is mitch benjamin right there on the barbecue central show. The book is out. Char's open the new restaurant is going to be happening and you. My friends are going to have an opportunity to win. A copy of mitch's book here in just one second once again website. Meet mitch dot com. You can follow him on socials at meet mitch by the book on the website or you go to amazon dot com and great insight. Great to catch up with mitch. Their join a lot of success and working hard attitude. So i love to see people that are working hard also getting rewarded for putting in the hard work. Stick around for your free opportunity to win barbecue revolution when we come back to the ground..

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"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

"Mitch Albom's show on Newstalk. 7 60 wjr sitting in fromage, Sean Bell Legion. Well, hope you're having a great Thursday so far. I want to tell you about Bobby Bonnie a gay if you're not familiar with what Bobby Bania Day is we will explain it to you. It really is absolutely remarkable. I know a couple people wanted to chime in on. Uh, well, in essence, what is the lottery? The Anheuser Busch lottery for a free beer. The Michigan Lottery. The incentive, of course. Go get vaccinated in. You could have a chance at wonderful CASS and prizes. Um I just don't think it's going to work. I'm not being skeptical. I'm not being pessimistic. I just think in these times, people they have their minds made up and there isn't gonna be a whole heck of a lot. That can convince people to change their minds. 808 590 wjr Matt has been hanging on Matt certainly want to get your thoughts. Thanks for calling in on 7 60 W. Jr. How are you, Matt? I'm good. Thanks for taking my call. Um, am unvaccinated. I went back to work in June of last year. Um, have been directly exposed to at three times. Indirectly, the fourth time. Um, luckily, I haven't caught it. I don't know if I'm immune to it, but I don't trust any of the testing. Don't want to be tested, and I don't trust He the government with this whole vaccine thing. Um, my biggest, I guess complaint that I wanted him. Wait. Save today is that the other day? Paul W. Smith in the morning said that unvaccinated people tend to go swimming in expressway via docks. And I took that as a huge insulting. I'm seriously disappointed. Well, you know, it is one of those things. And I appreciate the phone call and certainly the perspective here on 7 60. W J r. I mean, I work with Paul I considered Paula friend. I think Paul was making light of it, knowing Paul the way that I do. I don't want to speak for him. I'm sure he's Pretty much of the same opinion, but he thinks you should do it, but he's not going to look down at you again. I don't want to speak for Paul. But, um, I tell you definitively the way I feel I'm not going to look down at you matter anybody else in features out to do it. I get it. I vacillated mightily, Um As I mentioned I, as recent as About two months ago. I was still sitting there gone now. No, I'm not gonna do it. Talk to my doctor. Did the pros and cons game and I did it. You know, no regret. I don't have any regret out of it now, if a third arm suddenly appears out of my spinal column. You know? Yeah. I might have some regret at that point in time. I joke a kid, but, um, does it make me feel any more? What's the word? I'm looking for? Secure? No. That's just for me. If it does for you. Great. If you're vaccinated, you feel more secure. You feel safer. Well, good for you. Peace of mind is awesome. Do I feel any more safer? Secure from getting covid again? No. But at the same time again can consider the source. I'm somebody that had it. It wasn't bad for me. Thank the good Lord. And you know, by all accounts, uh, if you do get again, evidently, evidently being the keen operative word it doesn't hit you as hard so I don't know. Just Someone decided to have talked to my daughter, my doctor about it, You know, Um, my family is about half and half. You know, without mentioning names. Some family members did it. Some family members didn't I'm not going to Turn my nose down in any of them. You know, As a matter of fact, um, Mike Parsons and Dave Rigger. I'm having a big old barbecue at my house on Saturday. We're having the the annual third of July barbecue. I shouldn't say annual because it's actually the first because I'm going to be at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on on Saturday or Excuse me on Sunday. So I just told everybody Hey, if you want to come over on Saturday, come over. This isn't for my vaccinated relatives only. If your unvaccinated you're more than welcome to you know, so That's one of those things that we're going to keep debating about it. We're going to keep going back and forth about it. We are going to talk about this last Year and four months for the rest of our days. You know, um, one of the things that I told my kids when this first started happening. Is, you know, as a parent I am supposed to be able to draw on my past experiences and I'm supposed to be able to draw on. Um you know, those life experiences make me say all I saw something similar to this and 87. Oh, yeah. This reminds me of the summer in 92. I told my kids point blank right away. Hey, guys, you know, I I usually have some Witty comparable some analogy to a time gone by. Nope. I got nothing to compare this to. I got absolutely nothing. We were all flying. You know blindly into something that none of us had ever experienced before. Sean, you remember back when 9 11 happened? And everyone said, Oh, that's so pre 9 11 sort of as a as a reference to a more innocent, naive time before the world change. That's kind of how I feel about pre covid and post covid. I mean, we talked about it on the show where You and I have been in the movies a couple times, not together. We should go sometimes. Uh, we would love to. We've been to the movies a couple times, an experience that you know you you took for granted over and over and over. And then not now that we're back to our old routines. Uh, it feels like it's for the first time because we never we never even thought about the Possibility of us not being able to do a lot of things. No, you're You're absolutely right. I I just hate Listen..

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"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

09:35 min | 1 year ago

"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

"The Mitch Albom's show on Newstalk 7 60 WJR sitting in from Itch, Sean Bell Legion. So we have all been there before. Maybe not exactly here before, But you saw some critter that you didn't quite expect to see roaming your backyard roaming your neighborhood. Whatever the case may be, this is from Rally North Carolina beautiful area of our country. It really is. A zebra Cobra is on the loose in rally North Carolina. Here's the problem. It's not indigenous. To the state. It's not indigenous to the country. It is from Africa. Of course, this is a case where somebody thought, Hey, be really cool. If I owned a zebra Cobra didn't exactly take care of the zebra Cobra, and it escaped. And it is on the loose in Raleigh, North Carolina. Uh, now The book on this snake is It's usually shy. I will choose to escape. If it is cornered, it will quickly bite or spit. Its venom can cause tissue damage or even death. That's not disconcerting or anything. Kids if you're playing outside, just just be aware there might be a zebra cobra out there, okay? Take the pets out. Whatever the case may be. So this is one of those things I wanted to ask you guys at 808 590 wjr text only we're almost there. I'm being told in regards to getting the power in the phone back. I'll start with you guys. Mike. Mr Rieger, Have you guys seen some critter that you didn't quite expect to see in your neck of the woods? I've got a couple. I got one recently and one not so recently. It seemed like it was about the time I graduated high school. So is the mid two thousands. It seemed like every couple years there is always a liger, citing like on the East Side, and I swear to God I saw I saw at one time by a 7 11. I don't know if he was getting a Slurpee. I don't know if it's because there's woods behind the 7 11, but I definitely saw at least what I thought A lighter might look like at the 7 11. And actually a couple weeks ago, and I won't say it. I don't want the animal police going there because this guy seemed like he was trying this animal very well. My wife and I were driving. And we pat were stopped at a house and there is a guy holding a baby alligator just out in his front yard. So Um, yeah. So the Yeah. The Alligator's name was chewy because I rolled the window down and I asked 1000 Alligator, and he said, Yes, his name is chewy, and then the light turned green and I had was able to get no further information. I listen, I will not forgive myself unless I use this opportunity to share an inside bit and make a nick Roddy joke somewhere in there with Gators and Nick Roddy. There's uh There's an inside bit there. I'm not going to share it with. Everybody will leave it at that. How about you, Mr Reid? You know, um, I have seen in the area where I live, Um, coyotes. Um they have been known to roam around and that you have been warned to watch your small dogs if they're outside, so That's about the extent of it. Uh, but I just did. The story was weird to me. And the fact that You know, of all the weird animals you can have. You know, people might have alligators, spiders or rattlesnakes. Why in the world Would you want to have a pet Cobra? I just like what? What would possess you to Think to yourself. Hey, I think a cool pet would be a cobra. Especially one that can spit venom. Me? Yeah, just like I get it. If it makes no sense. Keep it. Yeah, I I can't. I'm with you. I don't I can't quite understand it. Read. We were talking about this off the year I had two very public things and why I say public is because I shared accompanying photos on Facebook and people. For whatever reason, got a kick out of it. Right. The first one was the coyote. And it was interesting, because, um, I used to be able to stay up late at night. And somewhere in the last couple of years, I just can't do it anymore, Okay? But I was up late one night, and it was actually after a late hockey game ended and I'm getting ready to go to bed. It's maybe 1 30 in the morning, and I heard this this scream that I had never heard before, and I looked outside. And this was the winter of 13 14 where you might remember. It was literally winner from the first week in November until May, and we had the record for most snow and everything, and it was so darn cold. And I looked out in the back and at the edge like literally the very edge of my property. At my old house. It looked like three or four dogs were attacking. This deer and you know, I didn't get a real good site because it was It was dark, but it looked like three or four dogs attacking it. So I went out first thing in the morning and there was this dear, I'm when I say it was ripped apart, it was ripped apart. And the thing that I noticed was across the street like down in a in a little ditch. There was a coyotes head plain as day like looking at me. Like, almost like, okay, get away from that. That's mine. You know, I gotta feed my family and all that stuff. So I called the dinar. And if you've ever dealt with the dinar before God love him. They love to tell you that you didn't see what you saw there very fond of telling you that you didn't see what you saw. And the the guy was quite frankly, very dismissive. And I said, I don't know how to tell you this. I've hunted my whole life. I've been to places where there are coyotes. I know what a coyote looks like. Think German shepherd with the bushy tail, right? While and his fate would have it, Dave, I I hate to say this, but this is how the dinar kind of realize. Oh, wow. There are coyotes here. Somebody had a trail cam, just a block over. And they caught the coyote mauling their dog. And that's how we found out that. Yes, indeed. My neighborhood did have coyotes. I don't know if you remember the accompanying pictures from that, but that was one. And then the other one that I know you remember because we were talking about it. I'm telling you point blank. I saw Cougar and you can laugh and you can go all day and are on me. I point blank saw a cougar. It was the morning before. We left to take my son to school and we were up just commiserating and having a good time before he went to school, and we heard this Russell outside. And we ran outside. We saw this thing. I'm not Joe. I know the cougar looks like right. And so this time, unlike the previous time, I'm like I'm taking a picture because nobody's gonna believe me. And I took a picture and I'm not lying. It is the worst picture taken in the history of mankind. And all did people have fun at my expense. But You might remember about six months. After that. There were a bunch of cougar sightings being reported in Lavonia and Northville. You know my neck of the woods. I know what I saw. I saw a cougar and of course, the dinner said there are no Cougars here. Absolutely positively not. There may be some up north, but there's some down here. I know darn well, I saw cougar and I'll leave it at that. Well, it was 808 590 wjr. Go ahead, dig? No, I was saying it was probably trying to get away from the hunters up North probably hitched a ride down here something but Um, smart cougar, right? But, you know, going back to those coyote, Sean? Yeah. I mean, they are getting more and more bold. I don't know if people are feeding them, but I remember a couple summers ago. Um, in some of the blighted neighborhoods in Detroit, where nature was taking back over. There were a bunch of coyote, Uh, sightings there, and I even saw one in my populated neighborhood in Lincoln Park. So I I don't know why there um Getting more bold, but I definitely will not let my dog outside alone at night. Ever since I saw that ever since all that Coyote So Linda from Saint Clair Shores, texts sent in a picture. To the text. She says that her son and daughter in law spotted this animal and Grand Rapids the other day. What it looks like to her as a mink, but maybe fair. It's just kind of walking down the street. Oh, the sidewalk ingrained in Grand Rapids. So yeah. 808 590 wjr If you seen a critter in your neck of the woods, maybe not the zebra Cobra. Well, hopefully not the zebra cobra. Get your thoughts Next. It is a Tuesday night right here on 7 60 wjr. Hey, folks, our inner circle sponsor for the Our Hospice of Michigan got a special event You can grab your friends enjoy some.

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"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"mitch" Discussed on WJR 760

"Elections officials and they were having a debate on that. Now. I'm not saying what it was right or wrong, but at least it would have given the people that feel that they have a grievance here. A chance to Eric that was subverted. In the same half hour. I don't know if you caught it or not guy, but Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz both spoke and in about the same half hour and Mitch McConnell gave a very eloquent A speech about why there should not be the objections about how it was time to move forward and why it was important and that he urged people not object. And then Ted Cruz said. Look, I have a different idea. You know, Let's get five people from the house by people from the Senate. Five Supreme Court justices has put a committee together. Let's look at the allegations and then they can quickly in 10 days. Say, Look, there's something here or there's nothing here and then the people could feel that that somebody looked at it. Somebody addressed their concerns that the 75 Million people who are upset that Donald Trump did not win could have something to look at and say. All right, at least at least a commission looked at this thing that both both were fine arguments and find ideas. But then it goes off the rails when You know, outside. I'm the rally. You know, on the stage, people are telling people you know that this was stolen and that it was that it was widespread. Fraud when when they don't have the evidence of it. If you want to debate the issue of whether on Lee the Legislature can change the laws, election laws, that's great. Let's have that. But this is this is this is This is what happens when when you're getting messages that just aren't completely honest. Or in 30 characters, 40 characters or less. I mean, that's one hell of a way to govern, right and but to point out and I guess you and I are in agreement Nerd ng you were nursing out on C Span to I was on C Span one watching the house on gesso. I missed Cruise cruising McConnell. But what we saw and what we were witnessing was a good national debate.

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