20 Episode results for "Moldova"

Can you solve the world's most evil wizard riddle? | Dan Finkel

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

04:29 min | 5 months ago

Can you solve the world's most evil wizard riddle? | Dan Finkel

"The The evil wizard mole divorce has been trying to kill you for years and today. It looks like he's going to succeed, but your friends are on their way, and if you can survive until they arrive, they should be able to help stop him. The Evil Wizards protective charms ward off every spell you know so in an act of desperation. You throw the only object in reach at him. FAGOR is's. Cursed Chessboard It works, but with a catch Moldova's starts in one corner of the five by five board. You have a few minutes to choose four distinct positive whole numbers. Moldova gets to say one of them, and if you can pick a square on the board, who center is exactly that distance away, the curse will force him to move to that spot then he'll have to choose any of the four numbers and the. Repeats until you can't keep him inside the board with legal moves then he'll break free of the spell and almost certainly kill you. What four numbers can you choose to keep mold avert trapped by your spell long enough for help to arrive, and what's your strategy. The trick here is to keep Moldova Fort Worth want him and one way to figure out how to do that is to play out the game as Moldova would always trying to escape. You're dealing with a relatively small board, so the numbers can't be too big. Let's start by trying one two three four to see what happens. Multiple could escape those numbers in just three moves by saying to then three, he would force you to let him into one of the Middle Points of the grid, and then a four would break him free, but that means you'll need to allow a number larger than four. which is the distance from one end of a row to another? How is that even possible? Through diagonal moves there are in fact points that are distance five from each other, which we know. Thanks to the PYTHAGOREAN theorem that states that the squares of the sides of a right triangle add up to the square of its high, Pot News, one of the most famous pythagorean triples is three four five, and that triangle is hiding all over your chessboard, so with mold of was here and he said five. You could move him to these spaces. There's another insight that will help. The board is very symmetrical. If mold avoid is in a corner, it doesn't really matter to you which corner it is, so we can think of the corners as being functionally the same and color them all blue. Similarly, the spaces neighbouring the corners behave the same as each other, and will make them read finally. The mid points of the sides are a third type so instead of having to develop a strategy for each of the. The sixteen spaces on the outside of the board. We can reduce the problem to just three. Meanwhile, all the inside spaces are bad for us. Because if Moldova fort ever reaches one, he'll be able to say any number larger than three and go free. Orange spaces are trouble, too. Since any number except one two or four would take him to an inside space or off the board, so orange is out, and you'll need to keep him on blue and red. That means to is bad since it could take mold avert orange on the first turn, but the four other smallest numbers one three four and five might work. Let's try them and see what happens. If mold of Fort says one, you can make him go from blue to red or red to blue and the same works if he says three thanks to our diagonals. This is even true if he says five. If he says four, you can keep him on the color. He's already on by moving the length of a row or column, so these four numbers work. Even if your friends don't get here away, you'll be able to keep. The world's most evil wizard contained for as long as you need.

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AT#686 - Travel to Moldova

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

31:34 min | 10 months ago

AT#686 - Travel to Moldova

"The bags on a roll and read. It's real good passport. Atra Traveler episode six hundred eighty six today. The amateur traveler talks about forts and monasteries. Cave cave chapels and castles. And the world's two largest wine cellars as we go to the country of Moldova. Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Moldova. I like to welcome to the show Christina Lescot from a finding elevation dot com which is a mindfulness website but she is also also from Moldova. Originally and come to talk to us about her home country original home country country of origin. Moldova Christina welcome to the show so much for having me Chris I feel like I could possibly said that more awkwardly but the I think that was awkward enough you so you were born in Moldova. But don't live there now. Yes I was born and raised and I laughed when I was nineteen and I'm currently in Canada so I will wear Moldova. I'm not sure that everybody could even put it on a map. Yeah that's a very valid question and fraud years. I was just thinking I should just make a card in every time I introduced myself someone. Just keep them the card hard and they're like. Hey this is where it is because the second question when everybody finds out at them from all the ways where is that so quite used to it already. has anyone anyone ever accused you of making up a country not yet detail. kind of thinking might happen in future. But it's actually in Ulster era. Settle in right next to Ukraine and Romania. So it's a very small country. Okay and in fact as I went to mispronounce ear name you had to tell me the Romanian pronunciation of it so the language there at least the language you spoke was Romanian. Yes we do. I have a few letters that are not used to the American side. Have a few extra letters in our alphabet that we're using it quite often and then why should someone travel to Moldova Raw. First of all would be because nobody really goes there. Technically if you're looking for for a country that it's still very cultural and it's still not tainted by tourism because tourism tends to when people go to one country and they go so in massive numbers the culture kind of gets lost in between in Moldova. Everything is quiet of people go and they see how it is this in this point in time without having to many tourists. So you won't have to deal with very high prices and generally you'll be discovering in culture that you've never really experienced before so if you're the person for looking for going to places that people don't usually go to Moldova as a really crepe place to start and we're talking about as you said a small country about I was just looking at two hundred ninety times smaller than the US us to take a whole year to visit all of Moldova. What would you recommend? We do. Say A one week itinerary. Okay so so you'll definitely be landing in the capital which is canal sue Maybe about two hundred thousand or five hundred thousand people. Oh it's very developed. It's very beautiful so there's a lot of neighborhoods to go around now. There are a lot of popular places in kitchen now. So the the main plays up people go to would be the cathedral and the Stephan the great wanting to which is right in the center of the capital capital and where you have the National Park Swell so technically. This is the main street in the center. This is where they new year's facilities are happening so y Stephan. The Great Park is important. Because he was I would say he was like a king in our country. We call it like a ruler. So he won a lot of bottles and every bottle he won. He would build the monastery. So we have a lot of monasteries in our country that would be if you're going directly to to the center of the city so this everything closed by you just take taxi. Were Public Transit. I would definitely challenge you to it from from there. My second favorite place in the capital that you should definitely try it out and go would be the place that we celebrate at the end of the war so dot would be cold the memorial complex attorney. It's also in the center kind of maybe maybe a twenty minutes drive from the center of the city still in the capital. It's one of my favorite places in kitchen house. So this is a place where we commemorate the veterans and every year the stability's for the the end of World War Two happened there and we also have an eternity fire. So there's a fire there. That never goes away. It's always protected by the military. So you can just go around. And there's different monuments and very beautiful sculptures in parks and it's kind of like a major park. Can you can just go there during the day and see it. Now we're too had other changes on Moldova's Moldova as I understand it became part of the USSR at the end of work too. So that is significant for why Moldova exists map as a separate country now is that it was part of Romania before the war part of the USSR until it gained its independence. Much more recently. That happened in one thousand nine hundred one. And that was I would say there's a big change to Moldova's cultural identity and identity in general especially language so we speak Romanian. But because we were a part of your czar We actually had our language colds curious so technically people would when they arrive they were right or million words but with Russian alphabet and also a lot of people will speak Russian so right now Moldova bovine is bilingual. And I would say it's seats at a good fifty fifty percent like if you go there you do very well refreshing language. You'll what else do very well in any language so even with my grandparents or so. They're more verse in Russian Than Me. I speak Romanian Iranian cameleon language however my grandparents They would write in curiel a car. They would not try Romanian. So that's a significant skinned difference. I'm we should point out for people who are not linguis- which I think is probably most of us. That Romanian and Russian are not in the same family group at all Romanian. Being a romance languages closer to French for instance and Russian is a Slavic language. So that's that's quite different to know this you it's Knowing Spanish and French or something like that they are completely different languages and I would say just. The war had such a big impact on us so we grew up with Russian influence. Russian music movies so I would say right now. There is obviously attention between Westernising Housing and going to the West. So it's always kind of Moldova is just in the middle and doesn't really know which way to go. The country just tear east has just had had part of it annexed by Russia as they try and get the band back together. So yeah I would think there'd be some some tension there so where else should we go after you've seen the city which there's a lot more places you obviously there's a lot of neighborhoods. I'm going to be biased entirely. Okay my favorite neighborhood is China. And that's because that is the place I spend my childhood in just walked in the streets and going to the local market it and discovering the people and there's a big alley that goes for quite a few blocks so usually when I was small. My parents would take me out there and we just walk doc do in the evenings on that massive Allie from one side to the other. There's a lot of restaurants and stores that you can check out this well and while you are in the center of the city definitely definitely try. Our cuisine. Moldova is very popular for having their a traditional food. which for me was kind of a difference because when I came to Canada was looking for traditional food but I couldn't really find it because we are so specific jake like we do have traditional food and every time we go away? We always crave it so we have like different restaurants and places we can go and buy. And I. Don't know Moldovan traditional food so it's going to be similar more similar Romanian. I'm assuming then Slavic so I'm not talking about the noodle dumplings swings and things like that. I'm talking about more stews actually. It's our traditional. Food is Komal Ga.. which is very great? Is this made off cornflower in. Eat It with your hands along with cottage cheese. I think it's cottage cheese so usually what we do as kids we have you know the me guy and then we have the cottage cheese and then we have maybe some scrambled eggs or some kind of work needs. Were some kind of to me guys made in a way that it's turned upside down on the plate. So it's cut when you cut it you don't have to the traditionally as you cut it with a friend so just literally. Just you take Fred and then go through it and then you cut it in the thread. Okay all right yeah. It's it's a very interesting tradition. My my mom always still does that on. Then you take it with your hand and we as kids would just take the peace with CODA cheese and just smashed together and just eat it. It's actually amazing. Our traditions are quite very interesting on. We keep with US whatever we call and that is served for lunch or breakfast or whenever is usually dinner. Please don't say lunch and dinner. Okay Yeah I am completely unfamiliar with that. That seems quite different from some of the dishes in the region okay. Yes and also pledging too which is made of dough and also with cottage cheese and a we have a restaurant in Moldova called. Luckily Chinky where you can go and try. The traditional foods woods are traditional potatoes from so definitely does send the things that people should definitely try out when they go there. It's very tasty and it's made with a lot of love released in a lot of places outside of the city. Also Moldova has a lot of I think maybe fifty percents. I'm not sure but there's a lot of forests it's very green especially outside the seeds very green. There's a few beautiful places to visit. So first of all. Obviously the monasteries. He's we do have a lot of them. The most popular ones that people go to their caprio. Now there are some Sahara. Has I think a few small waterfalls false and then Sipa and can cool so technically people there would go in the morning. We're listen I would say Moldova is Christian Orthodox talks so people do go to churches and monasteries so they will go in the mornings and then just go around the grounds and it just explored in nature around the grounds for the monasteries. My favorite place in Moldova. That I would recommend anyone go to because it's absolutely beautiful. Its cold or Hail Blake which in translation is bold. Were Hey so kind of like or hey. So uh-huh R. H. E. I.. So this is an incredible historical and archaeological complex their massive heels. Els they're small caves all around and there's a small church on a cliff so when you go with it's kind of you're in a volley and you have all smash hills all around you in a circle and then you keep going and go up to the church that is is on the top of the hill lesson when there you can actually take a taxi from the bottom to the top which consisted off the horse carriage. Rich that you can literally just take this guy who has a horse and carriage and jumping and he's going to take it to the top okay local to me. That was such an incredible experience. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. And there's a lot of caves in the area very small the tiny ones and then the church is very small. So you'd be going on in its caved in interior going down to the basement. It's there is small in. It's really beautiful to visit now. Another beautiful thing about or older. He is the actual village in the area. So don't stop. Stop the church there but go out into Into the village another thing that I missed to point out where the church is for the small church. Taste the top of the cliff. There's a cross usually the saying is you have to make a wish of the cross and these will come true. I went there twice and I would say y'all my wishes came true. Maybe I worked at them. But if you're there just take this with you and make a wish and who knows. Maybe we'll we'll come true. It's very very beautiful kind of tradition. And I was looking at a picture of this and and reading about this as you were talking about it. And so we're talking about this church being on these bluffs bluffs in a crooked river is one of the reasons why you were saying. It's so pretty but that also meant. It was very defensible so were in the sight of fortresses this going back to BC old Dacian fortresses and fortress destroyed by the Golden Horde. So I mean there's been something here for quite a long time and it's tried to to point it out. There is of this river colder road. That's what makes this place even more special and it's just if you take the pictures. They're just breathtaking. They're very beautiful. And it's always been such a joy just to go visit as I mentioned definitely don't stop there go out into the village. There is traditional homes traditional wells. You'll see how people live their. Today's lives just regular people not tourist. Or so you'll see what the culture is like and you'll just see out entity in genuine ity. There's a few beautiful restaurants in the area swell dot to their menus are all traditional foods. So if you're there check it out well just to put this on a map so we're only about an hour's drive from the capital all still at this point so this is still in the range of day-trip if we want to do it as a day trip or would we do this on the way someplace else. I would say this. This would be a day trip you can go. Even further. I think to boats so bolt is in ever CD in the area. But you'll have to stay there because it's just a bit three hours away it's like yeah yeah if you WANNA kind of ticket out of the CDN go somewhere else. Another thing that I really enjoyed seeing there. There's a museum. It's a traditional house so you can see how the culture was before you can like hundreds of years before Cesar Traditional House is really nice to visit her people really like the the carpet so they would they make carpets before so. It's a such an integral part as well. I remember in that Museum House. You can actually sleep. A swell on. Traditional Moldovan beds which were it which is called so bad that gives a heat. Okay which which does bring up that? This is a country that gets a little chilly in the wintertime. wintertime win are you recommending. We go what time of year. Oh summertime yes out. Actually June to August August are the warmest kinds of the year. However if you know local I would really recommend to go around Easter time? Would you have beautiful traditions around. Easter people would wake up at three in the morning. Go to the church. They're just very intricate tradition around Easter. I think about one or two weeks. So it's something very beautiful to experience with the local. This usually happens in spring. Maybe around April or May Easter would be the first Sunday after a full moon in spring sucking back. Yes that is the rule for Easter. Unless you get a different role in Moldova but I think that's a larger rule within Christendom so excellent where to next you can also try to go to WHO SIROCCO which we do have a fortress. So it's called US Rocca Fortress Anti if you want to dive more or you know one of practice your ration more four out say bolts. It's the second largest city after occasional. Y- threw me a fortress and you just went away. I Love History Ed so fortresses are just the kind of thing I would like to do. So let's stop there for a second before. So that's up on the border with with Ukraine the further north. So it's located on the river needs through so Moldova is situated between Two Rivers so we have a niece and fruit. Fruits belongs to Romania. So we don't really have access to it have access to it and Sirocco is located on Brandin or Reverse well and so. This is a castle. Basically we're talking about something built in the fourteen ninety. Nine I think is the year that I was seeing so something with Croatians on the walls and things like that and it's also established by Stephan. The grades got it okay. He's definitely left. A lot of beautiful. Cultural influences in our country will in my quick understanding of reading. History is that he's sort of responsible for there. Being a Moldovan identity from keeping other people out yes I mean being such a small country yes he was such an iconic person he really had a lot of bottles titles just to keep people out and preserve our national identity. The second largest city would be built. So you'll be going up north and I think it's about three hours so probably a two day trip l.. Tae For their. It's better kind of to know in terms of language would be Russian Russian. I think it's more widely spoken but also the center of the city to visit. I'm really not really familiar. We will have been there once but the one that I remember the most. It's I think the language impact was very interesting. So one of the things that happened. After places were annexed by the Soviet Union is they tended to bring in people from other parts of Russia. So I'm guessing that happened more here because there's more of a Russian influences what you're saying it's going to be different cultures different. I would say culture kind of stays the same food as well but the language would be a bit different. Got It. Yeah that would be an also in the south. You feel very adventurous. There's villages in the south. So technically a few villages would would be of Dharma or Tuleya. There's you'll find monuments and museums so a lot of villages. They have their own museum. So what so you will see going into the south. You just see I would say out entity you're not looking for a while this massive or so big or so just looking king for authenticity you see how people live and how they're doing daily in. How hospitable they are and how amazingly great nice because Moldova is very welcoming? Well it's a very small country so they're always happy to have travelers coming in and discovering the beautiful country that it is one of the things. I'd have to say that I was surprised. The more I heard about. Moldova is the wine heritage because we're we are in a cooler region but of course this used to be part of Romania. Romania was part of Rome. Sue It's GONNA wind heritage going back two thousand years or so. I completely completely forgot to mention this but we do love our wine crate. We also have one of the longest wineries in the world. So underground underground wineries were stored so Moldova has a very fertile soil and we grow a lot of grapes. Actually Moldova is in shape of great. Just the country's shape it's free so I think what has to use a lot of imagination to see a great okay coincidence or not. It's not great but it's called the conglomeration of graves. Cluster of grapes. Yes so we have a few wineries that are very popular worldwide. Ain't and that would be near lashed each and Coca Cola. I've visited curricula and Is the second largest winery in the world. We it's very beautifully made. Just the grounds are so beautiful just to going there. You take a small train and you go inside. There's a lot of tastings green in the wine cellar. Okay I streets inside. That's why there is the second largest I. Yeah I just wanted to clarify that. I was understanding correctly because that is unusual. Their streets underground. There's different sellers. There's needing rules lose and tasting regions where he can see me and try out different types of wines and also a lot of people and influential people. They astore wine there for you okay. So you'd see just bottles dusted wish dust in because they've been there for so long hum floor to ceiling so you go for the sellers get on the train you brought to this section of the seller see someone go to the section of the seller and then have some tastings. It's just very interesting and I would say it's very modern and beautifully made for everyone who visits to experience doc part because yes we do have a lot of wine and people make their own wine because we have so much land with grapes. People would just make their own mine out of grapes and I. When I was small my relatives they would make it in their basement? SPROUL so you have easy access to drink in moderation gestures as he the the thing that you didn't say as you said you were talking about the world's second largest collection of wine in the world the largest collection is also in Moldova. That is militia. Mitch Mitch Okay. Yes we have creek of our poor car in humilation each okay. So it's the small niche in small so small militia which is completely appropriately named not not really small. But yeah okay which is also at both of these are relatively close to the capital city. Oh yes I mean Mugabe's a very small country one take your days to grow for one side to the upper it's really in terms of even wineries. It's a day trip in terms of market today. Trip were were. Hey that gets a day trip so everything can be done As well and I say that that's what surprised me about Moldova. Are there other things that I don't know that would be even more sporadic. Well our traditions in terms of if you have a chance to go Easter time or shell wedding bouquet. I think it would be very interesting to see how we have some beautiful traditions or their other other times of year that you must be in Moldova. I think if you want to experience the changing of the season would be full as well. Okay get out of the city. It's very beautiful to see the season changing one of the questions they usually ask at the end. I'm going to put up to this. Part of the conversation is is the. If you're standing in the prettiest spot in Moldova. Where you standing? What are you looking at me would be the older? Hey of the older. Okay okay. You're standing up by the church looking out on the village and the Valley and Valley yes just breathtaking excellent excellent. Is there any other places that you really recommend. People get to in Moldova in terms of transportation would recommend to rent a car. Try or public transit. Does it cover outside of the city. Renting a car is the way to go and my advice if you go to Moldova and it's your first time when you probably you know you might not come back. Try the traditional food be open minded with people because the our culture alternative. Generally if you walk on the street. People won't necessarily smile at your you small smile at people or something. It's a bit more reserved so be considerate red. And don't think like. Hey you're rude. It's just how the culture is and I would say that's typical with four Soviet Eastern European countries. Exactly I would expect that here but I would expect it elsewhere because it's very different from the Western culture so people actually when they know they're very nice and very confirming they will help you with anything and will give you so many things to exploring the area. But if they don't know you they would just be a bit a bit shy to say the least be open minded and discover place. Yes try the wineries go tied the CD just explored the center of the capital. If you like nightclubs CBS clubs. We have a very wonderful seen that Oh and also get a try to our traditional music goto local concert. There's a song song that the whole Globe knows which is the new one of my song that was originally from old ova. Just if you WANNA even dive even deeper are traditional national songs just the folklore. It's very different from what you've heard. Probably so listen when you're there explore more just to get into the culture a a bit more and then last question if you had to summarize motive in three words what three words would you pick cultural beautiful wonderful in a nature way. The nature is very beautiful and being very welcoming people very cultural welcoming being and it's very beautiful in places to see in it's for you to come and enjoy it. There's not a lot of tourists coming in. So if you want to discover country in its it's natural state that would be a great place to go excellent our guest again. It's been Christina Moods can from finding elevation dot com and as we said at the beginning that is not a travel site. So we're not going to send you the best blog. Post there on Moldova but Christina. Thank you for coming on on amateur traveler and talking to us about your love for Moldova. I guess unless you're having role in the community I wanted to give you birthdate on the I tunes enhanced version of the show. I've mentioned a couple times on the air here that I've got some problems with producing that going. Forward forward because apple has discontinued the software that I use to create the fact they discontinued it a number of years ago. I double checked and the version of the garage abandon. I'm using US four versions ago four major versions ago and has from two thousand and eleven. So it's only barely from the decade that we just just finished here and my editor for instance just upgraded his Mac to the latest version and can no longer run that software so that goes half of the support for that version. Just went away from me and so I have to do it myself. I am trying to find software so I can do the same thing with the enhanced version but in the MP three format format that most of you are now subscribed to there are some solutions out there. And so far. Everyone that I've seen has been pretty awful in terms of production flow. Oh and so. I'm still looking for that and hope to have some updates on that going forward but I just did want to let you know that. Don't be surprised if the enhanced version goes away at some point if I accidentally press the update button on my computer then I won't be able to run that software anymore so it's really that close to extinction at this point until until I can find a different solution one other change to the show that I'm hoping to make this year is I've had a number of people who requested a Patriae. On version of amateur traveler traveler that is to be able to support Ama- traveler using a regular patriae on contribution. And I'm looking at doing that here. In the first part probably the first quarter of two thousand twenty. But I'm looking for ideas of what I can provide you value whether it'd be special episodes on something on topics for instance in travel or I access to amateur traveler trips. If you have ideas on that I'm going to start a thread in the amateur travel facebook group that's facebook dot com slash amateur traveler to discuss. What kind of things would be of value to you the listener so that we can potentially get that starting again? I'm doing that because people have requested that they would like to be able to support the show. There will still be a free version of the show as well with that. We're going to end this episode of Amateur Traveller Traveler. Puberty questions sent an email to hosted amateur traveler dot com or better yet. Leave a comment on this episode at Amateur Travel Dot Com. Thanks so much for listening. Smack talk the cat said one champ excitements.

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Explainer 169: What is going on in Moldova?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:25 min | 1 year ago

Explainer 169: What is going on in Moldova?

"Moldova's forays into the headlines are rare explainer seeking to explain Moldova should probably therefore start with the basics. It's just next to the top, right hand corner of Romania alongside the border with Ukraine population, three million and change about the same size as Belgium independent since the collapse of the Soviet Union in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. If you have read or heard much about Moldova before, now it has probably been about the part of Moldova that wishes it wasn't part of Moldova. This is the strange geopolitical normally of the Preakness strove, Ian Maldivian Republic, better known as Transnistria a sliver of land squeezed between the Dniester river and Ukraine, which operates as a sort of Soviet Russia theme park. Transnistria still erect statues of Lenin flies. The hammer and sickle on its flag and has become a staple destination for chortling travel. Writings. Also in the least visited country in Europe. The fact is that more people visit my local Tesco every day, the visit Moldova every year, but it is in Moldova proper, where curious things are refute this week to the extent that as we go to where it's not entirely clear who if anyone is roaming the country. A Russia, this question has been imported for one society for years. And these elections are out exception through main players through Bharti's that will likely for the parliament, socialist party that has pro Russian Democratic Party that is rather for your being Italy formed position. Block are Coon, that is strongly, breer, opinion of these. Its roots in Moldova's, most recent general election back in February. It was a close run thing, the pro Russian socialist party finished first, but the pro e u Democratic Party and a alliance finished a close second and third respectively. Nobody had a parliamentary majority. Confusing matters further, where plausible allegations of vote-buying ballot stuffing and other shenanigans largely on the part of the socialists. Disdain to happen, and then people will regain their trust in the country, and then we'll start building democracy will strengthen the state's accuses which would what for citizens and not for some could be. After some months of inconclusive wrangling, this past weekend, the pro Russian socialists and the pro e u a alliance agreed to form an unlikely governing coalition to be led by the alliance's, Maya Sandhu previously, Moldova's minister for education, who would become prime minister Moldova's eighth prime minister this decade, the country is no stranger to political crisis. Cutting us Ohka. Tara. The legality of this arrangement was challenged by Democratic Party leader and Feltham, Leslie wealthy oligarch Vlad to blow hot New York v socialists and ako headed knitted that the principal common core's was preventing plot New York becoming any more powerful in Moldova than he already is plot. New York claimed vade narrowly missed the ninety day deadline for the certification of election results to form a new government, and that president eagle, Dodon himself, allied to the socialists, should therefore, have called new elections, Moldova's constitutional court known to be heavily staffed by associates of plot New York. Agreed with this interpretation of a technicality. Suspended president Dodon and replaced him with previous prime Minister Pavel Filip of Vlad, plot nukes, Democrats, as temporary acting president, Philip dissolved parliament and Cole. New elections for September sixth. But president Dodon Andy socialist ako alliance have refused to recognize this directive, this meant that by Sunday, roughly everybody in Moldova had grounds for suspecting nefarious hidden forces had enacted, a coup, d'etat against their preferred party by Monday, the socialist coalition. And the Democratic Party were each acting like they were in charge conducting Simitis rival cabinet meetings in Chisinau, Moldova's capital, Maya Sanders ministers met in parliament, parvo Phillips, in government house, students of history, will be aware of how will having to governments at once usually works out for a country. As to what happens in the days and weeks ahead, the only reasonable hope is, as little as possible, obscure local difficulties in this part of Europe have had a habit of spreading Russia, which has fifteen hundred troops. I'd like next door in Transnistria says it backs the socialist ako coalition. The US the EU and NATO have issued cagey statements calling for restraint dialogue and so on, but essentially respecting the February election results, and therefore, the socialist Achim coalition. There are some causes for up to mizzen the socialist Achim coalition is effectively, a government of national unity yoki together Moldova's pro Russian conservative forces. And it's pro e u center. Right. Which means it has support among all dove is all the generations, and it's younger urban middle classes as well as from Moscow and Brussels, it does in theory command, a handy, parliamentary majority. And if it has taken a stand on the principle, that one businessman shouldn't get to run an entire country. That surely cannot be a thing. From twenty four I'm from.

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#47: Semi-Final 2 Part 1 Sorry, Country Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania

The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast

45:32 min | 1 year ago

#47: Semi-Final 2 Part 1 Sorry, Country Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania

"Hello and welcome to the euro at the number forty seven for the week of April fifteen twenty nineteen. I'm Ben Smith joined a by Mike McComb. Hey, mike. Hello, and our special guests Lindsey Weber. Hello lindsey. We are a bunch of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurasian song contest. And this week. We'll be talking about the first six songs of the second semifinal. Welcome back to the show. Lindsey. Thank you so much. I am so excited to start cramming for the Eurovision contest, which is very soon. But I feel like this is the right time to get started. Yes. We're about a month out. So everybody has figured out there. They're details. We know have artists flying into Tel Aviv to film, their postcards for this thing. It's a great time to dive in. Yeah. And all the songs are locked down. So we're not going to get like all of the weird remixes and bad decisions. Like all the bad decisions have already been made most frustrated when it's like it's unclear what the song is going to be like, I just don't wanna waste my time listening to songs that aren't gonna go through like I just need the final playlist, and then I'm ready to like get prepared for this. Yeah. Awesome. So you were at last year's contest, right? Yeah. So we're you guys. Yes. It was great. I i'm. So happy I went I would have not gone this year. So I'm glad that I like it was the perfect place in the perfect time. And I had a great time at like wasn't even that expensive or unwieldy. I encourage other Americans to go people will think you're a freak. But like in a good way. Right. It was great. I had a great time. It's such a weird made for TV thing. But I feel like everyone just goes to get drunk and like hang out, which I appreciate. Sports. Yeah. One of the hidden secrets of the contests. So which shows did you see live? We went to see one. And it was the one I don't know like which one it was a semi-final. I mean, it was the one with Norway because we saw Norway live which was thrilling because I loved the Norway performance. Okay. Yeah. I think that was the second semi I find that guy was a weirdo, and I love to the the one with the boats. He was goal to because we were obsessed with this is how you write a song like the whole time as a joke, but then it became real, you know, like you also into being like this actually rolls, and we love it. So it was great. I mean, I had I had just like the best time being in Portugal, and I feel like that also blood into Eurovision like what a great excuse to go anywhere is like I get why people like sports now, you know, like, you know, like usually use this as an excuse to go visit the country that is hosting Eurovision. Absolutely part of the reason that we kind of connected, you host a podcast you want a little bit about it. That is true. In case you guys. Forgot I host a podcast called who weekly. And we talk about all like the people you've never heard of who line the covers of magazines tabloids in your grocery store. I'll, but one of the things that we've, you know, love to talk about his Eurovision because it's true like international who's I mean, they come from all walks of life. All countries have the voice and everybody all these voice winners coming together from across the globe to enter Yovich in now. And it's just one of our favorite things to do is to is to like cover this for at least one episode, and I'm really excited because I'm gonna have a party this year at my house and make everyone come and watch it with me is the best. But yeah, a couple of weeks ago aura is dating Alex barrow who apparently interest legend entry I would say heavily allegedly because the story was so stupid. It was like she met him somewhere, and he went up to her. And I think hit on her and was like, I wanna take you on a date or something. And she probably would just being polite was like, sure, whatever like, we me alone. And then he was like I can't get her number like her manager won't give it to me. And it's like, yeah. No wonder like you're random guy. Join the club. Like, I would like or number two. But like young give it to me either. So yeah, I think that was like a weird TMZ spun story, you know. But he's fascinating. He's very fascinating tritter member entry before the show and was just looking at his Wikipedia, and like he has a bunch of weird film credit. And also, I did not remember that song. I had no clue it existed. But I saw him on. I watched his season of unreal. And he's like pretty good. I mean, he's he plays basically himself. I think like I don't think it's that far off from himself. But he's he's not terrible. And he's pretty cute. So whatever read it could do worse. Speaking of your vision on US TV or I guess not on US TV anymore logo. No longer has the rights for airing Eurovision and the way that I saw initially reported was that. That they made it sound like they negotiated the rights away instead of just being like, yeah, there's just no deals here. Because I think only seventy five thousand people watched last year show, and that was the highest rated of the three years that. Aired it. So no word yet on if there's gonna be another network that's gonna pick up your vision. I'd be kinda shocked if that I would be shocked. Yeah. Mike cable package has never had logo. I was gonna say like not to be rude to actually I don't care to be rude to logo who watches logo. Anyways. Like is Eurovision really their lowest rated thing. I highly doubt that I don't think that they have much else going on. Currently. I just think that they were like we don't have the money or marketing to put behind this to make it successful. So why would we even spend money on it? We need to like figure something else. If you like Viacom has been trying to sunset logo for like a couple years. It doesn't surprise me that they didn't like running their option to to show your vision for three more years logo lost drag race. They it's been like kind of downhill situation for them. I think I don't think they have any original programming this point, it's all like mama's family and golden girls. Yeah. Really totally could pick it up and be really good. If you guys know about the channel pop they're like, they have shits creek. They have like all this kind of pop culture programming in a little bit of fun, syndicated stuff. I think they would be incredible. And they they're about building their brand. So they would be really good send send like Dan Levy as commentator. Fact people need to pull marketing behind this. I think that people would watch it. I don't think I think a lot of ex pats that live in America didn't know what logo was and didn't know how to find it like, I think there's communities that would totally watch this and not just gay people. Look definitely internet as a whole been taking notice of of your vision, more and more each year. So like there isn't audience you just need to stick it in a place where we can all find. Exactly, exactly. Yeah. And even if that was just you as a network own it on streaming, and you stream it live. And that's how we get it. I even think that might be easier for people to to find you or whatever. Because instead they're just trading around links to like illegal streams or streams with you know, VPN's or whatever. Like now, I'm kind of like, how am I going to do this? But you guys made a good point that this means that your vision if there's nowhere in America that you can watch it might just open up their pay just reopened the stop geo blocking the. Youtube stream. Yeah. Because it's the easiest way to find the competition. And currently if you wanna watch it you have to have access so that looks like you're not in the US. Yeah. So that would be better actually than anything involving anyone in America picking it up. But I feel like we need our own Americans on competition within the fifty states that'd be really fun kind of like a Miss America. But you're like, I think that would work for us. But I don't not ready for your vision. No, I can't picture that being as fun to watch as your vision is now, you're right. I mean, we take this stuff too seriously in a way, there's a total disconnect in terms of what we would want from a song competition, and what your vision is. I think and it would never it would never be as delightful. Exactly. Yeah. Like, it would just have that industrial who wants to be a billionaire feel sick. No. Like you need you can have that. But you have to balance it out with like repulse drag race. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know meet the press, right? How do you even take like geopolitics and like put it in? What we? Yeah. It would just be impossible. It's so special that you could not replicate it here. You're not gonna get any like hard-fought battles between Ohio and India. Say that now true sports look at sports. I mean, I don't know like there's so much history behind your vision to that adds into it that like if you started from zero now who just be hard to get that like institutional kind of emotional draw that you have like the relationships between the countries. Other news this week the full Elton is now available on your Spotify is in your tunes in your Amazon music stores. And there's even karaoke versions purvey. I mean, if you really wanna listen to the karaoke version of Montenegro's entry, you could do that. I recommend that it is H Ernie. I I'm not gonna join you on the journey. I'll just trust you there. But you'll find like new songs, you didn't realize you liked because you the lyrics or the singing is distracting, and maybe you're like, oh, well, like the music is actually beautiful. What you know? I didn't realize this beautifully produce. I mean, it has changed my opinion on a couple of songs. One of them. We will be talking about today. It did kind of reinforced my opinion, nudist tone of voice change. Yes that happened. And then just all sorts of updates coming out of the Israeli delegation gal gadoe is apparently going to be at the at the final in some sense. Whether that's just like here. Here's gal gadoe standing outside the arena, and we're done or she's actually going to pier on stage. We don't know. Nothing's been said, I love that. I think that's great. I mean, she's genuinely famous that is a cool get for them. I mean wonder woman is an international successful movie. Like, that's really cool. I mean at Portugal, there was no one like famous that. We would have heard of that was there. This is like a totally different vibe. Also within the hosts, I think is part of that. And like she had stop level. Yeah. She talks that is going to be world. We need to figure out which of the four hosts. Yeah there. Okay. There are too many hosts again, but we need to figure out which one of them is getting assigned the French. I mean, Israel as are loud and boisterous and wonderful people. I think it's going to be such a fun thing. But it's so funny that Barra Felli the like silent Leonardo DiCaprio ex-girlfriend model is involved in this. It's perfect. It's perfect. Can't wait. Should we get into the sweeps field? Yes. So last week we finished semi final one. So now he can cover semi final two in the order that is going to be happening. The first six longs those include Armenia, Ireland, Moldova Switzerland, Latvia and Romania and kicking off the show for semi final two is our media and Serb ACC with walking out. Some fun facts about Armenia's entry this year was an internal selection. I was one of the first announced artists this year. I think she was the first one the first one like I remember we were discussing like December. Oh, hey, this person is going to be part of the contest. And then they were like one of the last songs to be released yet. She was a runner up on our meaning x factor in twenty ten and then placed fourth on the voice of Ukraine in twenty eighteen. And then the song walking out was written by the co writer of not alone. There entry from twenty fourteen I did not know that before this week. And now that I listened to the song. I can definitely tell I tell us the same author kind of has the same field. I don't remember that song. But I I like this song. I think she's good. Like, I think this is not terrible on its. I don't know. It's for a mid tempo moment for a not like an upbeat. I always go for upbeat. But this is nice. She has a really good voice. And it's a weird aesthetic like a coolest settig. She's really funky looking like, I I support this. I was getting kinda, sir. Barilla's five off of this one. Really? Okay. Okay. That makes it I could see that. I could see her do I could see here trying something like this. I mean, I just feel like she is going to put on a good show because I mean via the music video that was like, oh, this has like stuff going on. I mean, it's interesting song. That's kind of the thing. None of these songs are very interesting. Gotta say in this list in terms of lyrics and concept. Like, I have to imagine that. This was the hardest half of the four halves of the semi-finals that they had to schedule out this one had to be the most difficult because it's it's a lot of very slow ballads songs, and they didn't really have. A lot of options for what's going to open the show they need something with like big energy behind. And I mean that leaves Armenia Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. They can't do Switzerland because it's too much like cypress, which is opening up the first show they can't do Sweden because it doesn't really come in with the bang. They can't really use Romania for reasons. All get into when we talk about Romania. So it was so it's this. Yeah. Yeah. I was kind of like one of those logic puzzles for is just like, oh, like, MRs Hernandez, and our menia did not by the blue shirt. So by process villa nation. This one is there. Doubt that you mentioned the server Ellas part of it. It's like that does kind of make sense. And this does feel like it has a lot of Armenia's aesthetic, which is kind of like a sort of atypical pop structure, but in works. Yeah. I'm a sucker when I can hear like a country's influence on the song. Like, it has like a moment of like, I sent I just texted Bobby Norway's entry because he would like last year's, and it's it's very kind of boring, but then the chorus has like a weird Norway echo in it. Like, they kind of incorporated some of that like Scandinavian thing in there, which I like when they do that when it's like kind of an otherwise normal ish pop song. But then it has kind of some weird vary. You could tell it like belongs to the country. They wanna put a little bit of it in there and don't they want? They don't wanna freak you out. But they want a little bit in there. I completely agree with this one. I was wondering what it would sound like. In her meaning. Just because lyrically it's a little awkward in English. But yeah, I mean, they're song was in Armenian last year. And they did not qualify. So I have a feeling they're just kind of gun shy of outing. But I want to like it more. But I think it's I think it's good enough to qualify. I definitely have it as qualifying. But I wonder about it in the larger field your vision in concert one of the promo events was a couple of weeks ago at this point. I thought that she did a really good job with the library for months. It was it was comforting to see that she can perform this while live. I wonder in a larger field of all twenty six hundred that qualify. How does this do? Honestly, just it sucks because Wentz in English. It's good. Because then I it's it's better for our ears. Just naturally, but then also bad because the lyrics become like kind of gobbledygook, and you're like, well, there's no way that they're going to choose this song that has like no deeper meaning or purpose because you you see who wins. And there's always some sort of like, here's why this is meaningful. The, you know, or here's why this is of the time or something for at least what I've seen and this has none of that. I don't think it just. Nice. I guess I totally get just it's just missing that sort of x factor. Right. Like, it could come in top ten on to be like fine. But I just feel like it's gonna it's gonna get edged out by something that has some sort of story behind it that feels important or whatever. Right. Although I'd like one thing I feel like Armenia probably also got a nod to to open this. 'cause I feel like they take this series -ly performances. Wag the last five years. They don't mess around. They try to stage their stuff. Well last year was kind of a weird blip for them. But although I love that song. And but I totally understand. Why didn't qualify like it was it was a tough field. So. All right, then let's move on to Ireland and Sarah MC turn-ins twenty two. Mice meaning do dreamed about the street kissed the. So this one is also an internal selection Serra mckernan placed third on the voice of Ireland in twenty fifteen. She tried to compete in San Marino selection process last year, but she didn't make it to the actual competition round. What she she may have dodged a bullet in that flushing process last year was just kind of a mess. Yeah. That's so strange to even whatever I mean, I don't know any of the rules. But that's crazy. It was it was a contest that was open to anybody in the world soul. Yeah. We should have entered. But did not. Do not get our thing in the mail into. But yeah, the song was originally intended for a male vocalist. But since the field is mostly male vocalists this year. I think switching that up was a good choice. But maybe not bragging about the solid intended for somebody else was. Maybe just sit on that until you're through Ireland. Do you think did you think that's going to work for them? It's like, oh, we're doing. It's like, we're making equal chose a woman like or whatever, I don't know. That's so strange. I think they were trying to do it to sort of stand out there in a semi-final where like the first half is all female scientist. So like, I think it was kind of a no win bench. Yeah. Also calling. You're having your song twenty two. There's a Taylor swift. Call twenty two it's so much better than the song. I know obviously, it's better than the song. But like what a like will like it doesn't even compare. It's just hard for me. 'cause I'm like what's the point of them using twenty two. And then you read the lyrics. I don't even understand don't even get it truly. I mean for me this one remember couple of years ago when somebody slowdown show lean Zuk one third speed or something and. Sounded like Justin Bieber the X for this. It sounds like they took a Meghan Trainor song ended the same thing. And this is what we got this one since it was first released has grown on me a little bit. I'm still not sure it's going to qualify. But I kept trying to like mentally place like the instrumentation on this. And I think now that you've said it. Mike slowdown Taylor swift song hits it on the head not swift us lit on Megan song hits it on the head guitar line. Sounds like a bunch of songs from nineteen Ninety-six to me. Like like, no mercy's. Where do you? Go OMC's. How bizarre. Yeah. I down like a rabbit hole pressure. What does this sound like? And also like a little bit of the guitar in everything, but the girls missing, okay? Okay. Very nineties guitar stuff. Yeah. And this is like the Curio key track really highlights at because it's a minute of baseline the other issues that I have with the song is the music video. I really hate the wise. An Instagram like, it's so strange. And then she does this part where like she's singing like a power note, and like holding her hand holding it back, and it just looks so affected. Yeah. Nothing sincere about just like I can excuse a not. So great song. If visual if the performance at the music video if it's weird if it's interesting if it's like compelling like you really can like balance it out like the song doesn't have to be incredible. If the visuals are like it's stunning. And this is like bland and bland like it's just not fun. I flick we have so much bad music like this in United States. Like, I don't need it from Ireland and also Ireland has so much good like music that is there's that is so fully there's and there's nothing of that in here. You know, not that I need like a fiddle but come on. Gimme something. Like, what's disappointing is that from like again that em that your vision concert a couple of weeks ago is she has personality like she was trying to get the crowd going and like she can perform this live. And I'm not sure like why the packaging this in the way they are. We're just bill's very overdone. Very bland. Yeah. Totally. Yeah. Have to wonder if like the delegation is just kind of a band this entry, which is kind of happens every year. Just a couple of delegations. We're just like, well we put out a song. Best of luck to you by. We will not be returning phone calls. I'm worried that that may be happening here. That's us. Very ireland. We thought we thought you were on the mend after his great. I don't know. I would like to see them kind of lean into like this. And this is something I'd mentioned, I think the first time we discussed the song. But the song does have kind of a retro vibe, maybe lean into that with live performance, but give it some personality. 'cause I think I mentioned like Duffy last time like two thousand seven. Oh, yeah. Like, yeah. Like leaving to that like tease the hair or give me some like clogging. I don't know like modern day logging. Make it fun like make it. I don't know. Get me, you know, like that musical once like gimme some of that like something, you know, these are like I studied abroad Ireland. So I like, no four things. But you know, those those are things when you go to Ireland and you hear a traditional Irish music. There are elements of that that could be worked in modernized. And like, this is just not it and people have got to be more creative or something pick someone off the street. You know, and like make it really cool in weird don't have some again, like waterdown Meghan Trainor kind of cop. Seacat? I don't even know if the retro performances going to work. She performed the song on believe it was Ireland's version of dancing with the stars. And yeah, they were trying to go for like fifties beehive. I saw that the mulch Ovide. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think it worked at all. I mean, I think part of his also just the song. Drones. Like, there's no there are no peaks or valleys. Yes. But it's still kind of going downhill the whole time. No build up. There's no. Yeah. There's no there's nothing. There's no drop. There's nothing. Reason the song the two spots. Sorry ireland. Yeah. Are we? Yeah. I'm not sure I'm not sure we are. So next in the running is Moldova Anna ODA best coup and stay. Yeah. So it doesn't national final annonymous q. Auditioned for the voice of Russia. This is like the third person who edition for some voice. But anyway, she addition for the voice in twenty seven and twenty eighteen she also tried to represent Moldova in two thousand eighteen so last year where she finished bit I adjusted for last year's Moldova Justice for Dora dose or whatever the most iconic performance. I didn't get to see it live. But like that video of them with the behind the scenes, I will forever cherish their hilarious. That was like that was one of the examples where the performance elevated the song. And now I love this song, and they should come closer last year. They were incredible. What a great time. And this is boring, and what is this? Yeah. And this is boring and what did you like come back reenter? Those guys had to really really good years in a row couple years ago. We had sunstroke project where they brought back epic. Sax guy for. Hey, mama. And that was third that was. Incredible. It was amazing like Moldova does like these I keep referring to like wedding songs or that one had kind of wedding by. Yeah. My lucky day felt very wedding. And then like the do this. So really there's like somebody over there who smart who has who has like strategy. But what happened this year? I don't know like they took a break or. Yeah. They need a break. And we have this. And it's just it's bland. And it's I think the salt would have done really well in two thousand nine or two thousand ten like, it wouldn't have one or anything. But it's just like, oh, yeah. This is really good power ballad. But yeah, this just feel so out of place in twenty nineteen and she will be working with sunstroke project for the staging. What are they gonna do? Yeah. There's no song doll. Yeah. Hey, mama like that. That was a fun one. That was very easy to figure out this. This is very different from either of their last couple entries and to have a slow song. It's just like you have to elevate it so much to make it fun. Like, you're ready at a deficit. I feel like and so I know it's unfair. But like either you have to have the most amazing voice or just some really dramatic fund staging. And unless they do that. I don't know it's gonna be mooring. It's going to be boring. I'll forget it immediately. This was one in the national final. They didn't have like an actual wind machine available. So they had a couple of bucks. Stop. Yeah. So I kind of dare them to do the same thing if they do that I'm down if they do that they can have any back. I'm down for that. If they have box fan blowing this woman's hair, I'm done immediately on board. If they have like backup dancers, holding two bucks fans here women's fanning her. Yes. Yes. I'm down. Okay. Fine. Only if that happened. Maybe they ran on a budget from last year. They're like we put in so much effort for this thing. Like this crazy thing we put together and no one we didn't win. We're going to give this woman some bucks fans. Good. All over money last year, something that really cool like he award. Drove yet. It didn't. We didn't get any all those doors. Come on was custom. That was a custom piece. No. I feel so disappointed because Moldova's you one of the country's I root for in like this like, Nope. You're dead to me. Yeah. This lineup. I gotta say not great. There's there's lots thinkers in here. I feel bad about it. Should we move onto Switzerland? Okay. So Switzerland will be represented by Luca Danni with she got me. Lord. No. This one is though I don't know if you guys dabble in like the odds pages, which aren't you know? It's high up or it's higher up than I expected. I mean, I heard this. And I was like, oh, this is dumb as hell. But I don't know. I think this one's higher up then you'd expect. I do not understand. Why last I checked it was third. That's up to second. I think insane. Yes. There was no reason for that to be the case. So look a handy, he he was an internal selections is the first time Switzerland's done an internal selection in forever because they've not been successful in forever. He won Dietsch land. Suk didn't superstar basically German idol in twenty twelve and got a recording contract out of that more recently. He wanted Nickelodeon kids choice award in twenty thirteen today years old when I learned that there are like international district bureau choice award national. Okay. Okay. Yeah. International society. Like how the Emmys has like local Emmys for your local news. That's good. Yeah. Okay. That makes sense. Yeah. And also one dance dance dance in two thousand seventeen and I really want to try to track down that shows. So maybe he's like title in incredible performer like maybe that's what they're thinking about. I saw the music video. I thought it was stupid. But maybe there's something that he's going to do that's going to be incredible. Like have you seen him perform live? He was at your vision in concert. And that was a pretty dismal performance. The vocals were not good. But he was doing the choreography from the video pretty well. Okay. Okay. Yeah. But it's just if you listen to the karaoke track. And this is what I was referring to earlier the backing track is almost all the vocals like he's just doing his speaking part in the song. And even that was not good at your vision concert. So forget, no idea. Like why this is so wildly popular. I. I think also just like in terms of how Eurovision works songs of this nature really struggle at your vision. And I think it's probably because even though he's sort of a good looking guy. He's not he's not definitely not my type, but he's just giving off such hetero. She that. I just there's just nothing about this that I think it's going to hit the core demographic. I might have like a big fandom. That's the only thing. I can think of is like he he's like a Cutie. And like it might be like that. He just has a lot of big fandom. You know? Yeah, you're right. I find him bland and the song is so bad and talk about a song with like. No. Meaning like the chorus literally is just dirty dancing said three times in a room. That's the entire courts. Crazy. Yeah. I it just I keep describing this one is like reheated d'esposito. Oh my God like yet. But like d'esposito left out like for years and. Like. For like a week. Yeah. Like, very moldy the country has changed on this this seato. There are a lot of entries that are copying forego from last year. This is one of them. This one is just not my thing. And yet, I'm just like, okay. There are enough people. Like, it's doing only I think is going to get through. I think through I can't see this winning. No, especially if Cyprus gets through because it's the same song twice. Like, those two are going to save votes off of one another. I mean, whatever this is like, it's this sucks. I hate like a young I hate the like setup for this because I just it's just a bad song. And I know it's going to be it's going to get attention. It's gonna just but like it can't win. I saying that of course, I have no idea. It can't win. I can't see a path to victory for this one. Because I I can't imagine that juries are going to be really into unless it is an amazing dance performance. Right. But I think part of the difficulty that he had it your vision concert is just like he does not have the stamina to sing and dance. Choose one. Yeah. Yeah. Right. But unfortunate he doesn't have that choice. No. He has to do both of them. Good. So which. I will note that like that is one of the performances that you're visiting concert has not yet up loaded. Really? Yeah. They're like three performances that I don't know if they just didn't take them which would not surprise me because the videos are like from the back of the room. Interesting like, I had to go find a different video of that performance of that performance to hear how bad it was after you had noted that Mike. Geez. I think this is just going to be one of those entries where it's going to do much better than I expected. I'm gonna be really bad. That's how I too. Yeah. I have earmarked this one is the one I'm going to be mad about right because it's just not good. And I feel like there are other songs that are silly and catchier and better written that are like equally stupid. But better songs, you know, like those should be the ones that kind of go further than than this. You know, like Sweden song, right? Is like equally kind of weird and dumb. But like, but like better written like catchier stays with you a little bit longer. And I feel like that should get this spot. If there's one spot for this or two spots for this. Like, it shouldn't be this one. It's not that good. Yeah. This feels like Switzerland trying to be Sweden. Yeah. But the Sweden that like people don't want any more, right? Like, I get it Switzerland that you guys have you guys have kept trying to do external selections and kept coming in fourteenth. That gets frustrating. It's also do better. Yeah. I agree. Surely, they still have Salinas phone number, right? A real. She would do it. I mean, that's weird. But she would do it. I think she like would think it was fun and do something. I don't know. Oh, that'd be that's kind of on brand for her. Honestly, if Madonna shows up to do something whatever open that door. You know? Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. I think we have rung that one dry wait for the next one. It only worse next. We have Latvia and carousel with that night. Oh. I barely got through this. This was this stuff. I suffered. Oh. Oh. Do you like this? Well. I feel like I need to preface this last year. I was total Latvia stage. I like I was wearing my Latvia. Sure, what was the song? Again, remind me funny girl the woman in the red dress, and it was kind of like the jazz ballet. Oh, yeah. That was fun. That was fun. Yeah. And so I've become a real, Latvia. Stay on. Yeah. Two or three years. I love that for you too, bad sucks. I appreciate that. This is what one their national selection. I think it was an interesting choice. It was a very weird field that they had to choose from it. And I was surprised at this one one. But I do feel like it was the correct one to win that being said I forget about the song the instant it's ops playing to earlier, and I forgot about it while I was listening to it the problem. It's not catchy in the slightest. It's like it's like this kind of slag like it just like drags on it sucks like 'cause ballots can be catchy. I just you. You forget that listening to many of these Eurovision ballads because they're not. It's not like there's anything objectively bad about the song. This just feels like the wrong venue for it. Yeah. I mean, it's like what I was saying about Georgia's entry last year where it was just like oh Ethno jazz band aereo accomplished musicians who have. Buzek festivals all around the world. And it's like, yeah. Your song is the opposite of a pop song. Right. And I feel like this is kind of in that category. Where it's like. Yeah. If this were like, h as competition, or like an acoustic competition, I think it would do really well, but in a bombastic environment such as your vision, this is just going to get completely drowned out by everything that is happening around it. Right. I mean, I always think of like the Portugal winning song. And how to me that was like so boring. But it had a story. It was it was important. It had it had roots. Like, and so I always think of that wanna hear songs that are slow and boring. Does it have any of that could that be something that we grasp onto? But this doesn't have that either. No. It's just kinda there. Yeah. If you like the positioning on this one is not going to be kind to it because they are fifth in a field of eighteen entries, and they're between Switzerland. Which despite our opinions previous righted is going to is going. Dealer. Total and remain which is going to be loud and dramatic. Yeah. Yeah. So we're gonna come to this at the end of the eighteenth songs in the clip show and go. Oh, right. You're gonna forget it completely. Forget it. Yeah. Totally. I respect that Latvia continues to follow the beat of their own drum. But that drum continues to get them. Decreasing returns every year. Yeah. Yeah. I I would actually be shocked if they use the same selection method next year because it's just supernova was a supernova like when they first did it and now it's not quite working. Yeah. It works. When I'm Yatta is is writing the song. Sorry lot. Well, it's been such a sad run. So the last one that we were going to celebrate today is Romania's entry by Esther peony. It's on a Sunday. This is better compared to the rest is that like weird to say like this is not terrible. I thought and I like she's weird. I love her spooky vibe. I had not watched the the official video. I just been watching the performance on the final. And that video is bonkers. It's weird. It's scary. It's romanian. I mean, I'm famously obsessed still to this day with the Romanian yodelers. They they brought me into this competition very much. So like really helped me come here and like love it. And so I have soft spot for Romania. But I also feel like they have a good sense of humor about stuff. And like, this is fun. You know, I like this one up until like the third verse. And they're still kind of like, oh, this is still going. There's no there's no key change. There's no like it's just kind of repeating the same pattern, and then it goes into the warbling part, and there's no exit strategy. The thing. I like about this is that it feels like the li-, the whatever they do for the staging feels like it has a lot of potential like the national staging. They showed us two different things that are both felt interesting and dramatic and away that last year's performance from them didn't. And I think like Romania one of the countries were like except for last year. They had always been in the final. So I think they're kind of hurting from that. Yeah. I I just like there's a lot of opportunity to do something spooky. And I think they're the country one of the countries that will actually go for it. And I hope that they do because like the song could be pushed over the edge with like something weird. You know? And they seem like they're they're down so cool. Yes. Especially if they're able to bring in video affects and like try to make it more of a ghost where sort of like in the music video like the guy who came out of the coffin that was sick. I don't even like that song was like fine. And then the song was amazing 'cause he came out of a coffin that rules. You know? Leftback about Romania. Yeah. Whatever. And I think it's position will help with the exit strategy problem. Just because it should be going into the first commercial break soon, people won't necessarily remember that. It's like, oh, she's just kind of trailing off for other than actually reaching a logical conclusion. Yeah. And after the slog of songs, maybe it'll be it'll be like a bright spot. You know, exactly just like finally. As we were looking at how how running order shook up like, Mike. It's like, ooh, lint Lindsey got kind of a bad drawn. I runner side. You some of my favorites from overall, and you guys think like it can just be quick. Because I'm so curious what you think because some of these are just like so fun, and I'm so excited like first of all love Iceland. Like, I I'm up with this. I think that they could win on this like want them to win so cat. Okay. Good. I'm so 'cause like I think this might be my when I'm rooting for. 'cause like I I've never heard anything like this. It's so fantastic. And so weird and good and catchy and scary. And great. So I love that. Then I feel like you see them views. No. Are they in the two white full? Okay. Great. So ready? I will send you a bunch of links. I've been like evangelizing Atari to all of my friends and ice Lynn deserves it for this entry because this is like what they should be bringing to the table. Her fict-. I liked for like a gay anthem. I liked Cyprus. Replay. It sounds like, you know, old news. But it's fun. I don't know felt fun. And I also thought multo was really cool the chameleon one. Did you guys I have with it? Yeah. I. It's weird. I don't like for me. It just feels like something I could hear on like American top forty radio any day, which is like good. Yeah. I mean that doesn't mean it's not like. Fair fair. Fair has nothing that feels Maltese about it. It's a prized me in the chorus. I was like, oh, we went here. Like it had a fun twist. And then I thought Portugal is like out on a like out to sea. But I love it like Portugal's like doing their own thing. They are like we we ready one we were given up. But in a cool way, I love that. That's so strange. And I you know, who I loved to Greece's entry is so cool. Yes. Guys, like her her sick. Like, I I love her. So before the song came out they had compared her like the in like the promo copy for for her's artists. They had mentioned leaky Lee and Jessie ware and somebody else where they all just felt like three very distinct artists that I don't necessarily socially with one. Another in the song. Like, yes, I hear her. I hear like any Lennox. Yes. Her voice is crazy. The song is slow but good like, it's the it's actually a good slow song. It's catchy. The aesthetic is on point like, it's everything. And then the one that I feel like. I like, but I feel I could go really far as the Spain is love Enda. It's fun and Mike poppy. And like he seems cool. Like, I liked his vibe. So yeah. But I think I'm rooting for Greece and Iceland. I think that's my too. I think that's where I've landed as we'll definitely Iceland Greece's up. They're not sure if it's my number two yet smut. Yeah. I need to do those rankings. Again. Are there any what am I missing any that you guys really love that? I should go back in and do a double take. I guess like the arcade is the number one people really like that. But I don't know. It was slow fine. Fine. I I get why it's popular. Yes. I also could see something like Tari as a dark horse that like gets second with both telephone the jury and wins. I hope. Good. It's so good. I think I could just go all the way rooting for that it's going to be so fun to see live. And like if they're cool guys like than it's just going to be great to watch them. I'll see so other ones. I'd maybe recommend other by John. Although there they're song is when you listen to the lyrics. It's weirdly over the top. I really like Banias entry that will was the first one selected. But like, they're keeping it in Albanian, and the woman sing, it just has an amazing voice. It's yeah. It's just really powerful performance. Okay. Great. I will check those out. I think we can all just agree that Iceland is going to go all the way. Yes. Eurovision is in Iceland. I'm going again. I don't guess. Yeah. If your vision is going for the first time. Yes. That is it would be incredible. And honestly Iceland like needs it. That'd be perfect. Be great for them. That's gonna do it for this episode of the euro what thanks for listening a special. Thanks to our guests this week Lindsey, Weber Lindsey working folks find you online, you know, just the who weekly podcast. We will do our own Eurovision episode of venture -ly, maybe closer to the date of the show. More of a cram session versus a slow burn. Like, this amazing podcast is, but I can't wait to talk about it again. So fun. The euro what is hosted by Ben Smith. That's me and Mike McComb. That's me. You can find us on our website at your what tot calm and on Twitter Facebook Instagram at your what we'd love to hear your questions and comments. You can subscribe to the your what on apple podcast Ugo podcast Spotify, Stitcher or the podcasts out your choice. Reading and reviewing the podcast. Scribe also helps other Eurovision fans find us so. We'll be back next week to try and make sense of what's new in Eurovision.

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#959 - Adventurous Couple Turns Travel Itineraries Into Cash

Side Hustle School

09:36 min | 1 year ago

#959 - Adventurous Couple Turns Travel Itineraries Into Cash

"Is brought to you by policy genius these days a lot of workplaces offer some pretty nice perks a snack station fifteen flavors of soda water even an insurance but while it's nice to have a handful of trail mix and some water that tastes faintly grapefruit. That's not enough to subsist on and neither is your workplace life insurance this. This is where policy genius comes in. They are the easy way to shop for life insurance online and just minutes you can compare quotes from top insurers to find the right amount of coverage at the best possible price workplace life insurance policies like workplace snacks better than nothing but not enough head to policy genius dot com today and find out how to supplement your workplace life insurance. It's better protect your family policy genius. It's like a buffet made of life insurance and what could be more delicious than that it took a six hour train journey from bucharest romania romania moldova one of the most authentic travel experiences. I had in that part of the world i still remember it now many years later so if you ever get the chance to go to eastern europe away from from some of the more frequently visited countries in the west it can make for a truly unique and interesting experience but it helps to have a guide so today's satisfied school story to tell you about an adventurous couple who turns travel itinerary into cash earning extra money showing the beautiful country up romania it takes a while for them to get going but now they're touring clients every week bringing in a substantial second income so we'll look at how they got the idea what went well and what was challenging for them along with. Perhaps some takeaway lessons for you so stay tuned. That story is coming up in just about thirty seconds. Subtle school is supported by wicks dot com with which you can manage and grow your business online line on a single platform so you create a professional website and use your built in s._e._o. Tools just means search engine optimization. It is easy to use. It's got a scheduling system. It's got all all the things you need. You can do this on your own. No matter your industry wicks has tools that your business needs to create a sleek sleek digital presence. Just go to wicks dot com slash hustle muscle to get ten percent off when you're ready to go premium that is w i x dot com slash h. u. S. t. l. e. besides packing. Any people consider the return trip home. One of the worst parts of travel return trips signals the end of an adventure sometimes a return to a less exciting routine for others the journey liking the anticipation patient comes with starting a new adventure. Just seems like it takes far too long. Returning from a weekend trip to the mountains bucharest romania based carina product and her husband flora shared shared some of these thoughts driving to the city meant a return to the hustle and bustle at their busy schedules in jobs corinna spinner days working in human resources and florin in the pharmaceutical appealed while they had little to complain about they would've loved a few more days away driving along the country romanian roads they were already looking forward to their next adventure and talking about ideas for where they wanted to go next they both immediately said we wanna keep travelling which is not surprising since it's something they both loved since they were kids but then one of them suggested wouldn't it be great to have a business travel and soon they decided on starting a travel agency offering guided trips and customer experiences carina loves researching and planning itineraries flora and love sharing cool places and things so the idea was perfect on only do they like the idea of showing off their home country but travel business could earn extra money and allow them to travel more themselves. It was a win all around or at least they thought it might be entrepreneurial. Ideas weren't new to them where others remained merely ideas. This one was different print. The couple started researching their new business. Idea the very next day you nothing about the travel business so they had a lot to learn quickly discovered that travel agencies in romania nia require licenses and training education requirements took several months and corinna employment use the time wisely whatever time wasn't spent at work or in class was spent developing their new business refined this business model by researching competing companies especially the products they offer and how they priced this information helped him finalize allies their own products and develop a formula to calculate pricing korean built the website herself which saved them on startup costs they decided to offer at many different packages as well plus customer experiences all of which outlined on this new site and told they spend around fifteen hundred euros or about seventeen hundred dollars u._s. a good portion of which went to the necessary licenses senses finally their training was complete and secret romania was open for business published. Their website worked hard to promote it but they got little initial traction in business in fact it would be about a year before the couple had what they consider to be their first real customer someone they didn't know karina employer and we're excited but also surprised when a traveler they didn't recognize them to register for a walking tour of bucharest. The clients travel package wasn't very expensive but it gave them a boost reenergize them still after this first client business continues to be slow for nearly two more years korean foreign maintain their full time jobs while seeking the advice of others in the industry. May i also tried new marketing strategies but nothing seemed to work some days they thought about giving up not only with their lack of success mentally draining but the business wasn't even covering it's minimal operating operating costs fortunately kept at it and things began to change in two thousand seventeen after partnering with a new booking platform brought customers in exchange for commission business increased creased and has grown steadily ever since today in secret romania's fourth year this side hustle consistently earns them thirteen hundred euros per month roughly seventeen thousand dollars per year and also known as a lot of money in romania. He's extra finds allowed carina and fluorine to save money and take more trips to their own. The bonus income also gave floor and more flexibility to reduce his schedule which he loves in addition. They've learned a lot of new skills starting a business from scratch. They've learned about everything from s._e._o. To finance finance marketing to time management all skills they say are invaluable for whatever they do next while they're mistakes led to important lessons. There are a few that corinna says that she would rather have skipped. They were starting the business today they would begin with fewer product offerings just two or three maximum and then put a lot of promotion into that they also didn't have an effective way to track what marketing efforts were actually working. I which lead to wasted resources with the lessons learned they've been able to improve and the work continues carina implore flooring or excitedly looking ahead refining their marketing and optimizing their website to showcase their homeland most of all they never stop learning and never stop thinking about their next adventure venture awesome. So what can we take away from the story well. Sometimes it takes a while to get up and running. Maybe that's the first observation most overnight successes tend to take a lot more than one night sons. It takes weeks sometimes months and sometimes like you heard in this story. He can take even longer so in some situations. The answer is is you know. Just be patient. It's going to take time especially if you're doing something that you haven't tried before or something. That's not familiar to your target. Market could be all kinds of reasons why it doesn't happen right away now at the same time in this story we identify a few things that they would do differently if starting now that might save them some of that time they started with offering too many packages. They offered offered all kinds of packages. They said they would customize everything basically like hey. If you want to do something with travel in romania we can do it for you. It's not always the best approach. Sometimes it's better to say here the two or three things that we do. Maybe even just the one thing that we do and we're going to really focus on promoting this one thing now. It's also important to track what's working because and their story like for a long time. They weren't sure what marketing efforts were working in. What weren't that led to some wasted efforts and resources and then finally they really started getting this boost once they had some form of lead generation partner with some kind of booking platform it essentially brought customer to them are brought leads to them. So once i started doing all those things reduced the number of packages the the end paying attention saying like where our efforts actually producing good results and identified a source that could bring them leads started working for them and now it's going really well. I mean seventeen thousand dollars. A year as a side income in romania is really really good and speaking of that they had to undertake several months of training and apply for all these kinds of licenses to be able to operate this business so if you don't live in a place like romania you don't usually have to deal with that much bureaucracy so be thankful for that. It's usually a lot simpler especially for this kind of service business so congratulations to them. If you ever find yourself wanting to plan a different kind of trip or go to eastern europe maybe see something that's as i said a bit different from the more frequently visited cities and countries to the west <hes> checkout secret romania linked him up on the show notes page that page at school dot com slash nine five nine nine. Weekly recap is on the way tomorrow along with a whole new set of stories next week. You'll join me for them. My name is chris elbow and this is title school. It took a <music> from the onward project.

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Bonus - After Pod Episode (October)

Brief History Podcast

11:52 min | 1 year ago

Bonus - After Pod Episode (October)

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Eurovision Showcase on Forest FM (26th May 2019)

OC Talk Radio

1:02:15 hr | 1 year ago

Eurovision Showcase on Forest FM (26th May 2019)

"Right now you can get both sprints unlimited plan and the all new Samsung Galaxy S. included for just thirty five dollars per month per line for five lines. All you need is approved. Credit ended eighteen month lease no trade in required visit sprint stores or sprint dot com or call eight hundred sprint one fifty dollars a month after sixteen twenty five credit applied within two bills cancelled early remain balanced one Nevada rancher six thirty twenty eight thirty two dollars per month per line with all the data virtualization during congestions vaccines. Usual restrictions apply very warm welcome to Forest F._M.. It's just going five o'clock and it's time for the Eurovision showcase with me. Kirin Hurry Tussey today is Sunday the twenty sixth of May two thousand nineteen eighteen with still celebrating the world's greatest singing competition. This is genius from Amazon. Hey this is Allah and gosh bid from Slovenia Hi. This is a heart from San Marino. You are listening to your we shall case on Forest F._M.. The thing is dried saying some that'll be no several when you think tomorrow and you walk along with being big it has gone things do Sunday gusty in the world sunny and everyone is funny when they sing Sunday gusting power. Maybe maybe uh-huh when everything is Dr Singha Sunday the that'll be no sorrow when you seem to a lonely thing being gone gone teach in with Ding Dong the Netherlands nineteen seventy five until this year that was the last a Dutch Eurovision win in nineteen seventy five in Stockholm Sweden the year after Abba one with a worsley now as I think about that too is that Hank Marvin and the shadows were in the ninety seventy five contest representing the United Kingdom and they missed out to that on apparently Hank Marvin from shadows was not very happy <hes> I can imagine with those lyrics in that previous on we just had <hes> that testing they have of making any sense what so ever but the the November never mind is just your vision I guess <hes> expect the unexpected and speaking of the unexpected. Oh my goodness me the the European Broadcasting Union earlier this week admitted that there was a failure wave that auditors when it comes to the voting and particularly the jury votes from Belarus Larussa E._S. US why he was random. Israel twelve points from Belarus. I okay something's going on here. <hes> yeah we'll explain it all as it's a sugar zone abuts. We have a very special treat for you a very good friend David Mann from Eurovision Radio International which you can hear every Wednesday from seven to ten here in the United Kingdom than eight to eleven in central European time is going to give us a treat in a run down off the top ten of the Eurovision Song Contest Two Thousand Nineteen <music> music lovers with the top ten count John of Eurovision two thousand ninety up thirty three places from two thousand eighteen. It's Iceland add hatchard Moon Seagram from Atari at nine the rise of eleven places for Kate Miller hide key and gravity for Australia debris. It's up twenty places Azerbaijan Chingiz with truth is highs new tribe with a rise rise of a massive thirty five places topping the audience vote. It's North Macedonia and tomorrow Todesca who's proud at number seven and it's six. It's a rise of died places for the spirit of the sky with Kato from Norway. Now this is nervous in top five at five up the two places John Ludovic with too late for love from Sweden up twenty eight places to this year's number four Switzerland Luca Haney and she got me <music> arise of thirty three places brings Russia's Sergei Lazarev and scream to number three Italy move up free polices with Mahmoud and sold e to number two this year's eurovision number one up seventeen places. It's a first win for forty four years for the Netherlands at Arcade from Duncan Lawrence not off it <music> who God move miniver aw dot it is not because the steel instead Oh man uh-huh Kiala emperor sling mud. Eh Eh y'all grow. I see he yeah his E.. One of my most favorite Dutch Eurovision entries of all time that's The Netherlands nineteen ninety ninety four unbelievably came second last in nineteen ninety four unbelievable Velika Alberti with vardis disown. Where is the some <hes> there was one of the pre contests favorites vert sorrow member and everybody was quite shocked at the results in the end and <hes> more certainly may whenever we watched it because in Nineteen ninety-four <hes> <hes> I was seven <hes> yeah I went over Asli the most amazing about one thousand nine hundred four contests oversee the amazing river dance coming out of it is just obviously it's absolutely stunning? Isn't it that piece of music so why Y nos we can play it right here on the Eurovision showcase on Forest F._M.. Sir here is Bill Leland's river dance from the nineteen ninety-four Eurovision Song contest <music> This uh-huh <music> <music> <music> US <music> uh-huh uh mm-hmm hi this is urea frontal Lithuania. I'm going to be this year's representative for the European Song Contest. You're listening to Eurovision showed case on Forest F._M.. My Song is called run with the Lions. You just open your eyes. If you want to read those girls he'll look to this kingdom <music> shoo shoo <music> 'cause we got along the P._k.. We gotta love the capital nine. Go figure just try just try <music>. We <music> be you uh-huh <music> Yuri from Lithuania two thousand nineteen a run with with the lions and he was only a couple of points from qualifying to the grand final from semifinal to Lithuania just very well <hes> when it comes to the television saying they got managed to get twelve points from Ireland Norway and the United Kingdom yes so in the Tele verse we gave one point to Romania and then to to Russia three to Arlanda which was that only three points in the televising thankfully they they gave us three points in the ground phone day <HES> and then we move on to four points from two Sweden five points to the Netherlands the eventual winners six points to Switzerland Gay seven points to Azerbaijan Imagine eight points to Malta ten points to no way and the twelve went to Alicia rain here so yeah <hes> different different different different <hes> but <hes> the EPA it just wow stumped comes on right okay <hes>. It's now time to do one of my favorite bits. It's time for raw random. Yes it's a part of the Eurovision showcase each week which my husband wrote gets the two thousand and one of the hats is little bits of paper with years and the other hat has bits of paper with countries in he takes one out of each we glue it together and we play that song oversee completely random air on the Eurovision showcase now we have guests over this week this weekend. Excuse me and <HES> RUBS had to go and take a lumpy friends Keeley from San Francisco. I'm Michael From Charleston South Carolina to and to go and take them back to the to Heathrow Airport so he did withdraw before recording so we have the country of Moldova and edits the year two thousand eight works two thousand and eleven. Yes we're going to docile Dole Germany and the two thousand eleven eurovision song contacts <hes> of which was my controversy that was the news fine and the the Moldovan entry was from Szott dissolve with Song so lucky which ended up coming <hes> a rather bizarrely <hes> twelfth place with ninety seven points just behind the United Kingdom's blue with I can now this song. I'm is not one of my favorites. I'm afraid he did make it to the U._K.. Charts in two thousand eleven two hundred fifty three. I had to love so semi fallen became tense or only just great for get into the grandfather goes eight more roy onto it to him but they are <hes> Sir so that's Moldova for you so moreover in two thousand eleven they actually had a national final and obviously is op dissolved one the Talia Bob came second and she represented Moldova in two thousand eleven <hes> with Kaci quite good song called fights and she ended up coming ten. I'm sure she came tenth and one of the two yeah mature she came tenth through knowing something type slight at so she did pretty well but this off were the original debut of Moldova when Moldova debuted in two thousand and five in Kiev. We have Ukraine serve just one of those things I guess so like in twenty ten they had a pre-selection ran which concluded with two steps first singers songwriters were able to submit their entries online the T._r._M.. Websites and then an expert jury listen to songs invent selected sixteen for the second stage which each of the sixty bridge ously selected performance had three minutes demonstrate the vocal abilities of the live auditions from the two thousand eighteen January the Moldovan as well as the Belorussian auditions. You can watch them generally live online and <hes> it's the most horrific thing you'd have this sorry funny rights so when it came to the Grand Final Moldova minutes get twelve points for Romania trump don't you I'm then in the final they go eight points from the United Kingdom Italy city and Orland seven points in Azerbaijan better reuss Russia and Ukraine five points from Austria Georgia Portugal and Slovakia four points to from France Germany and Lithuania. I'm one point from Belgium respectively but at the grandfather Moldova gave it's eight points to Ukraine which is making Newton with the sand office the original Santo performance that Okay and then <hes> ten points went to as a by Sean which was at a Nikki the eventual winners running scared and twelve points went to Romania remains in two thousand eleven was sung by Oy a group Hotel F. M. With Song Change but one of my favorite bits about it is that one of the members of Hotel F._M.. Is Actually <hes> British ex PATs David Brian and and it's one of my favorite Romanian entries among saying so what does that have to those twelve points so let's vital tongues and listen to Australia Australia Moldova two thousand thousand eleven so I don't know how managed to say Australia hair is absorb dissolved with so lucky Moldova two thousand eleven robes random requests and it's random indeed <music> symbols. I thought on the ship take your show and now I uh-huh the taken the size and now slide yeah the service realm search jason that cheese right. You don't allow okay aw that's. They don't yeah it it. The the winner of Eurovision Nineteen eighty-eight Switzerland Celine Dion way the water from the moon that was from her second English studio album in nineteen ninety two just simply code Celine Dion. Yes it was commercially released in March of nineteen ninety three as the faith a single the song <hes> in the United States and Canada was a radio single owning a water from the Moon was written by Diane Warren Who Produce and produced by Guy Roach with additional production from Water Ota Anna Steph and Warren did also the backing vocals making us. I Di Amorin. She covered the U._k.. Enter in two thousand nine for Jade Union it's my time but it got to number number one in the queue beckon music as stations and in the United States it got to eleven in the adult contemporary billboard charts and a top singles in the in Canada it came seventh and then the Canadian adult contemporary it got to number three <hes> but what an amazing churn and or Sir Celine Dion was on the late show on a in the United States with James Corden ed with another edition of Carpool Karaoke and you can check out the link on Youtube. It's just brilliant and I'm sure I've saved a shed on our facebook page. 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The British media has in its communication about the Eurovision Song contest because basically the U._k.. Media Say Europeans have no taste in Eurovision four <unk> out in particular the coverage on ITV's Lorraine show to stop the Good Morning Britain where Lorraine Kelly and Dan Watson from the sun originally born in New Zealand what basically saying Europeans have no taste and that the U._k.. Should absolutely completely stupid ideas and my personal opinion bizarre bizarre now earlier this week the Epi you have responded to the era of the Belorussian jury voting at the Eurovision two thousand nineteen. They've now Kyra fide the mistaken in D- take him play that team taking place and that the results have now been updated and the update now sees North Macedonia. He asked the jury Winna the you have clarified that the era has now classified as human error and then they give out the following statements on Eurovision Dot T._v.. 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His talents and his personality is extremely attractive and he is just such a lovely going so there's no doubt about that but the song I believe even the performance was so average that's. Why would anybody want to pick up the phone? If you're in Latvia your a housewife in Pearland your your farmer in Greece you know just I why why is there because when you've got twenty five other songs which are a little bit more compelling that a little bit more in-your-face sort of science come all of those countries most they've taken a chance and they they took a you know a daring response to go out there and Yana supports they managed to get I mean look at the Netherlands are sewn that was written by himself dunk from Lawrence. The Song Arcades to himself. He's obviously gonNA convict it much more through the camera. The promotion of the song of throughout the announcement back in March has just gone from strength to strength for the Netherlands hence why they were top of the betting odds the whole time but even that came second and third all fifty six Cetera they done what they dumped Chris compelling and interesting interesting song awesome sadly was outdated by probably about ten years or sorry so you have to look at it Bravo then politics because politics does have that S- minute minute inflate on the voting but as many Brits don't seem to understand when it comes to the Eurovision Song contest all music industry only his English music music but you go to Belgium go to the Netherlands eager to France Spain and you go to has a by John or you go to Turkey and Estonia Sweden they listen to different music in different languages in the music industry is into greatest particularly you know Greece and Cyprus Macedonia Serbia Croatia Slovenia <hes> an Albanian and Greece Romeny remote Dover you know they hate each other's music and so many people have don't think understand that just think it's politics and it's all about the horrible brexit but it's item. 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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 66: Taking a Constitutional

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

1:24:54 hr | 1 year ago

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 66: Taking a Constitutional

"Coming to you live near a horseman sooner or North Hollywood California poundstone man I love that because to me it sounds a little more like that seventies to do that to me one more time do to me one more time Shit Britney Spears lifted that entire song from who was that I don't I smart phone for let's see I have another about another twenty four hours to go okay six days without a smartphone yeah rule in favor of conversational coherence and now please welcome the woman who is always out of order smartphone and a flip phone and a thousand dollars yes and it took some doing but we won that contest yeah we we hammered them into saying we won the every third Saturday of the month at UC Paula yes as winner of the frontier communications contest. I've Nice Moldova Greece is lapping you I'm Adam felber the man who every week sits on this bench you're domestic tranquility well the founding fathers never visited my house plus as a winner of the frontier communications put down your smartphone contest polar spend a week yeah wow welcome Paula and a big thank you to tonight's house band guitarist and Harmonica player blown that Harp Ben pepper them with emails yeah and so wanting to do my side of the bargain arrangement I've I've gone I six days I would doubt my cell phone I've used the various things one of the things they sent was collection of eighty s music on a CD and a collection of ninety the only a flip phone share her journal week thrown back in time and written needless to say and we'll track how are shows doing on the international charts Dr Been journaling about this experience yes and it has changed some things here's one thing I usually use my smartphone I set it the the people in order to form a more privileged understanding of our Constitution here by welcome. USC Law Professor Sam Herman Dancer Questions Can the Constitution Really Castle is a castle. It's horrible like Karl Kassel spelled a little differently antastic terrific musician he also co host totally Rad with with Elissa Szabo four times I said at the time I need to wake up okay and I said it four times half an hour earlier does that make sense arm yeah okay yeah that's exactly right and the other thing I use them for I use it in the airport because when I'm at the gate I said it for the time I have to wake up so I put it on the other night and my daughter's happened to be over and they they're raised in the ninety s and they were familiar with all the songs on the thing I data to fall asleep really yeah and if you're just slip the whole time you don't even know you're sleeping I love to fall asleep and that were I have to get up at eight thirty I said for six thirty seven seven thirty and eight right and then eight thirty eight thirty exactly why do you view for our listeners frontier communications sponsored a contest where you had to write an essay to say why you should be the winner and winner would receive a swag full of stuff to help you survive without I'd love to fall asleep and so but I can't do it with an alarm clock because I can't reset alarm when I'm that tired Oh one can't we could all be dead for all I know I feel untethered okay yeah that was that doesn't sound like a great commercial for a flip phones but go ahead okay you're using a flip phone as distributed to you by frontier communications yes flip phone Kim using their their book of maps okay there that's right I don't know what that means what hit me be one means it's on there twice and I put that on maybe one more time it is when I sing it here's another one two thirty PM Friday I wanted to listen to the song that goes tele phone lines but I didn't have my smartphone so I've just sung one intensely annoying because we'll talk for a while and you could talk a lot yeah and then all of a sudden you'll be like I think I might take an yeah and you're out I think you should welcome that for you because what happened is at six thirty I'd wake up and I'd be like Oh crap now up yeah no no I go right back to sleep was not and they dance weird but I had a great time okay we sat around listening to the music from the Niger I'll tell you they send me a journal I've been writing it contests yes is we we we husted them yeah we call them out by name their representatives on the podcast ground them down Tony Anita Hall ah I will say this they're getting their money's worth because according to your assistant Wendell who spoke to your accountant the frontier communications money hasn't actually come through yet no it hasn't Tony Anita Hall said something about it gets stuck in their spam what happened apparently uh-huh let me help you journal okay here's one six. Am Friday morning. I usually check the news on my smartphone while I sit at the airport I will say this frontier communications appears to be getting this is backfiring him a little bit because all your journal entries seemed to be like God I want my fucking smart whatever was hit me baby one more believable I believe research both CDs that you got actually had that song yeah yeah well that's perfect In case I fall asleep but now without it you are amazing at falling asleep I can fall asleep anywhere like when I fly with you you times have done it programmed music because it wasn't using the smartphones I listen to the news good news is never good these ever the thing okay I I don't know how to stop it stop ward they keep sending me medicines and their medicines that yes might be playing with US Bola I'm doing like a good faith thing plus have already gone through six days and nights have no smartphone important things in your life in the smartphone revolution and I'm going to go out on a limb and say you're the only person for whom this is the case is that you get to set multiple alarms so you don't really have to get up if long sweet release of your naps let me sit that smartphone for it was almost spelled wrong no it's definitely not e Oh wait orchestra elmo loved for lunch describe to me but I don't I don't take them all no not medicines you're supposed to take every day well I dunno if you're supposed to or not but I don't and so camera in any case Wisconsin through the experiment of course you're the subject with an untethered feeling you feel hallway over here tonight I couldn't listen to my a your accountants email got stuck in their spam folder and thus the check had to be it is yeah yeah use that one yeah but I I don't know like I have these little disturbing I have this anti bonebreaking meds right that you have to take them in the morning you have to stay away you can't own back yeah well isn't that I thought they were trying to increase your need for the smartphone I thought that was I thought that was the hope is that the purpose of it is it is on so I'm not I'm not I'm not gonNA stop now okay wait say in case anybody listening feels like Paula is going through some gas they can't even do it could elmo a high telephone lines that's Oh yeah that's what it is yeah yeah I was doing more of a grover my mistake so yeah I believe it is the show the degradation of having no smartphone I don't share that he believed older actually no I think it is really wake up take it and then go back to sleep so you have to take it in the morning and and you have to not have eaten or or like drank like go back to sleep that doesn't make sense it just says so don't take it so what's happening is these anti bonebreaking meds just keep coming to the house like the Harry Potter letters acceptance to hogwarts school music on a CD say I used the nineties music cd I thought both ninety ninety one stuck in the nineties you really think everyone's going to go around listening to hit the nineties all the time on cd no okay no they what they were trying to indicate was that it would brings better things have been oh you know you might be right right they just keep coming and coming there's piles of these we had a rheumatologist on this show and we we established that like you really need to be taking your anti there's this thing yeah okay so I can't do that once a week all the time sometimes I've already drank soda before I'm even awake then you just don't take it then I can remember telephone lines over and over and over again that's good entry song it's episode right now that is in fact pod pup who's growing very quickly puppies drink some water water back then she wasn't Mike and she'd be okay the phone line not lines it's by Elo Electric Light Orchestra from there New World record album that's orchestrated by thing I always and breaking meds yeah well I trying but now it feels like you're not trying very hard but you didn't fracture a rib less many of these boxes now that I the kids delivered in the mail and sit on your porch all day I'm sure that doesn't affect the potency what they sit they get the Lord yeah well he might have you asked him I I have before you took it to this program yeah no I have asked him and he says I don't know about my my pharmacy and get it okay that's that's good advice I have all the problems you bring up on this show this sounds like the most solvable one stop sending it just keeps coming sure I didn't use to have a backyard pool but I do now I just dug a hole okay and then I pour the he's in the negative club in the negative yeah so so anyway so they've just piled up and piled up so I guess what I'm saying I hope this isn't illegal but if any listener Ah Paula I guess also phone but you're grappling with a very new school problem with your prescriptions I'll express scripts yes yeah I can't keep up with it have you anybody like your have you been Wendell that like maybe you could log in and tell them not to send them or you don't know how both of you the Hot Sun all day summer Adam we just had summer oh I know what we just had emily you're you're out in the valley one hundred fuck out here most of the time it is it is I need anti bonebreaking pills sinus spray please let me know or if there's some advice for how Paula might stop they come in a plastic bag it would melt so I do I have a bag of raisin that's that somebody gave me the other day and I noticed that on the back there's two different pieces of information I think we're going to be able to fight it you're GonNa be picking some of that up sort of a yellow clifford it's hard job get getting bigger and bigger she's part Newfoundland you say yeah the very nice graphic towards the bottom that says what does it it says thoughtful Porsche thoughtful go full on and say mindful but okay thoughtful portion Tori prison comes I grabbed by the car and go you better not have nasal spray and that fag well that sounds that might be effective as well now speaking of hotels hope so you have a we have a bag of race we've ever had a pill delivered from spread scripts like that I don't know I'm not really on any prescription meds yeah well anybody in your house have would be much easier just go to the over them and it's causing it's called more bonebreaking this preventing Okay and the other thing is sinus spray we don't take sign a spray every day you take when you need it and sleep you can't have it both ways yeah you and I have made a pact me and Nestle I was gonNA eat some shit food and that's fine with me don't go putting thoughtful portions on the walk call them clothe them I don't know the number but your smartphone when you win the mailman comes when the when the postal sinus spray into the whole and you don't want these medicines for me it sounds like you should be taking some time okay but not at this race I mean calories that'll be a thoughtful portion right now I would never have a thoughtful portion of resonance meaning they seem designed to beaten by the handful yeah window is very negative your sisters your grandfather no he's my knowing coded here very negative up that's the nutritional information yeah a quarter cup is a lot more than two tablespoons precisely so by their very admission yes a serving size is not a well we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to have a raisin person on the show to talk about that because I think they probably are there just dried grapes yeah but it's okay all right I agree food portion no it isn't so if you look Nestle honestly and then what is it I couldn't read it what does it tell you is his ninety five calories for the and yeah but it's the sugary part so yeah there's some sugar involved get raises get stuck in your teeth raisins a really not great for you really yeah this week you know I do have a word do you I do we'd have to tell you one story okay the word okay so nets in front of US wanted to get to this going to the pharmacy is that you can not only get your meds but you could get a bag of race and that's what you can't do on your front porch no exactly backyard and Brentwood everything was sort of white and fluey and you know people they were all yes they were crinkle folded you don't need to fold it Bonnie script all right so I have to tell you something that I didn't tell you all right so I went the other day roughly double yeah exactly you know what I I'll tell you if it's not roughly it's exactly double if all right so if I like explode take he didn't no she didn't she folded it okay but she doesn't understand in the folding of several papers there was a thick crinkly yes there was the eighty four raising that's what does it say okay so thoughtful portion is ninety five calories for the serving size it's one hundred ninety calories with fat and I have a seize up and have a heart attack right well done package and you sue the Shit outta raise an Paula poundstone. I pledge to do that now do you have a word come I pack and as I noted up under nutrition facts turn another section of the bag altogether it says serving size one quarter the reason is selling you this food that has sugar in it and arguably isn't particularly good for you well it's reason doc for which they describe as two tablespoons of raising that cement underneath it says or about twenty four raise nuts and then it says ninety five silence he talked about I forget to Afghanistan and then he's great I follow him on twitter and then he told a story he told the story he said that the head of the NRA Lapierre's a congress person in Santa Monica in our district are Congressperson Ted lieu who's a terrific Ted Lewis Great Congressman but it was like in his fancy ass of plastic cups from the people there to talk about the environment and then and then he sort of Wayne Lapierre Wayne Lapierre had taken for hockey player he's he had taken the money of people's donations for the NRA trump okay well this was the reaction that the entire backyard pretty I don't even see that as eleven perplexing apparently Ted lieu she shared your view yeah no that's exactly what a waterfall there was a big huge pool there were it was all very lovely Brentwood valley it was it was yeah because it just did yeah yeah exactly so it was touching golf wow you know and then I asked are we ever going to see all the Tad fucking silence backyard you you have you have all you could hear hundreds of great jokes have you told I don't get that one at all you could hear what's the clinking and I and I stand up and I said well my my first question is did Wayne Lapierre's wear one of the suits when he talked to the stuff that they've from the conversations that they've hidden the super secret account to trump server administrations secrets ever yeah and they roared dimes of the NRA members precisely okay he then said that he had had a meeting with trump wherein he asked him you know basically get behind the NRA and nothing about gun violence precise yes so he asked for see if anybody had questions after he had finished talking about all these I couldn't hear me so I repeat it to the same reaction well yeah well well now it's just embarrassing because you know the joke is going to bomb I had a suspicion and come to in fact Beverly Hills and bought like a bunch of fancy suits very very expensive suits Wayne Lapierre was buying suits on lovely house in many tables and so it Ted lieu you know talked about some things he talked about impeachment he talked about guns Pippa is deceased no yes I'm so sorry no I told you that in the past died in battle laughter yeah yeah might have been released that one killed I think they were worried about you and it was just relief I want I said I said I have three questions I think we'll get through them quickly I said here's my first question I just thought I would bring a little done bed in bed. He passed away actually at a function but a function at a function we're good at a one and she would I bunny put down that piece of paper was gone yeah I think he did you would let us visit a Catholic about sitting out in the hot sun all day while they're inside a bag and probably inside a vial inside that bag there's against Mrs. Culpepper Adam fell about it's never the the southern Gantry hand puppet that isn't actually a puppet done that one of your functions are you in the captain no longer hosting functions the captain Atom Villa yes it pains me to say Kevin in days on the road because I'm who's the guy from greenacres I don't know the guy who Mr Haney okay anyways joe the Tripod blend isn't a thing it is it's a remarkably soft tripod and I can't tell you how many people you know I sell my mercy it it explains the existence of the words stickler does it not it might some is I think probably really does it could not already stickle which meal to argue or insist stubbornly especially about trifles wow I didn't know that word existed but I think it I heard on the left breast and the memorable quote on the back I'm going to say I do stickle about Houston because as we keep establishing and then having unestablished and it was the golden that got him going to try one more time sounds like it absolutely does but do you have a sentence Adam continues to stickle over my remarkably soft tripod blend t shirts with the self constitutional law when we return nobody listens to Paula poundstone eight thirty am Saturday I counted eighteen people at the airport gate on their smartphones I am not one of them a toxic poisoning by dairy or poisoning bud dairy or cheese telling you exactly which cheeser dairy product the so I'm Gonna I'm GonNa ask you a question yeah a word this week this this this portion well look at I thought we were almost done with this but if a word your word this we artful portion from the raising his executive exiguous if Kevin culpepper night served such abortion at one of our affairs function he passed away maybe waited not slip and fall can call up a passed away from Career Unreal Candy There's candy raising they lay it back on you by talking about thoughtful Porsche you should be thoughtful and I just you know what for a while somebody needs to tell her we can't be shocked anymore we're shocked proof normally I would have tweeted that can't let our injury from your journal a woman considered trae it would have been a calumny ca calumny doubtable alum nate you said had had anyway coming up Lenny Bruce said the American constitution was not written to protect criminals it was written to protect the government from becoming criminals. That's a good one lenny we're going to talk glanced at the cover of people magazine that the lady beside me is reading up top it says demis shocking new towel Demi Moore must have been out of the country is remarkably soft yes it is because it's made Adam tripod late of a tribe land must you stickle you're right miss cope ever I got sucked into that again topics and then I waited a little while and I raised my hand away while I race why you had and finally says yes you know you you know in the hat and Oh wow update miserable experience you're going to be on edge all right well let's talk the constitution have a sad awful truth about this what does that I keep meaning to get around to reading it but the curly letters and the arts language confused me Greece constitutions though you haven't no carry it with you let's it's remarkably small in my but I thought maybe it was edited or something the Tsa will say to me what's in your pocket and I say the Constitution that feels good it does even though okay and understand that what I'm about to say here I say with deep shame yeah p Blur always talking just as you said about what is and what isn't constitutional and I nod United States government it's designed to sort of divide power between the different parts of the government in order to both empire please welcome Sam Ehrman Welcome Sam thank you for having me so had but I often don't really know what they're talking about really yeah now you could read a version that doesn't have curly letters I don't see how do I do in my jacket that I use for going to and from the airport your travel jacket and I travel you take it out and refer to it no but every so merchandise on the road to come up to me all the time and say Tell Adam that Detroit poly blend is remarkably soft the shirt enough because we're all talking about the constitution these days and what's constitutional we're asking ourselves what isn't constitutional you carry around constitution with you don't you my jacket the one that I have in my pocket no no no it's it's a short document it is quite I mean it's true that it can be a little slow going but there's not that many total words in the television because there's piles and piles of nasal spray bone anti bonebreaking pills yeah we're GONNA we're GonNa get that fixed for your Paula Anyway we have I have always understood it I do have an audio series that I listened to called May please please the court that is Supreme Court arguments I listen I love Supreme Court Argument Your Comedy Field Guides Alive tonight the United States Constitution here a lot of talk about what's constitutional and what's not constitutional let's be honest how much do you really know about it about the constitution is much shorter than almost any other countries constitutes ensure oh it's very short I haven't I haven't compared it to other country wrestlemanias series about the constitution for PBS. Yeah what does that sometime to I don't know how to turn my television on okay well we have someone with US tonight I I don't know what you can advise politics do beyond reading the damn thing I mean isn't that important first step to understanding the constitution one good to I listened to that so I'm a little bit but I'm not easily decision fessel in constitution well we're GONNA why yeah well I wanNA say one other thing okay I get confused about the whole thing so can we start with the basics which is what is the Constitution the constitutions the rule of the roads for the here to help us Sam urban is a law professor at UC Gould School of law teaches constitutional law and served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Anthony Andy and also to US Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland who you might remember was nominated for Syrian he's the author of almost citizens Puerto Rico the US constitution every other part until the original constitution before the amendment was primarily about both preventing tyranny and also getting US break power out and you give different parts of the government the ability to check each other that then no one part can aggrandize itself to the expensive the government function well and to keep any one part from becoming a tyrant that will sort of run the show entirely and cut us the people out of the picture would you could just live your smartphone right now Adam I could show you on my smartphone that you can just go to a page where it's like yeah yeah yeah no honestly I just haven't now how is it all right so what are the constitution's basic principles the basic idea is just heard that the if you the system of checks and balances upon which our government is built exactly defined in the Constitution it's a recipe happening yeah never happened there. The balance is perfect right out of an earlier articles of confederation where they prevented tyranny just by making the federal government not be able to do much of anything so we want a government that can work for us but the can't oppress us okay that sounds like a good idea so far a very good idea and because we lived under those articles of confederation ate during its own term Oh boy wonder why they didn't pass that for a long time all right kitchen kitchen how is the constitution structured Sam so it's it's structured seven articles and the first three how many times you've been confused all right at this point the easiest interview you've ever add we've barely gotten past what is the constitution okay I already know this you had all sorts of anecdotes stories he's not getting a chance to do any of them urban urban and you're a constitutional law professor but there was the famous Sam Ervin from the Watergate hearings people ever confused the two of you do they ever opens let's pass this yeah so it needed to be ratified to become an amendment and initially it didn't get enough states but as so we were asking what was what was the Madison golden oldies okay so it was about Congress shall but it was Congress shall not raise its own managed to get a few through and a lot of them aren't all that interesting but it's true it is but we have been able to pass one in the longest time it seems like the days of divided all the powers so initially congress was thought to be the most important part of the government yeah so article one is about I didn't think one was supposed to be stronger than the other will congress they were worried about the president becoming like king did not they would have been surprised estates came into the union the it they started ratifying it much later and so two hundred years afterwards it eventually got the supermajority Oh you you're just a poor country lawyer this is the first time it's never been brought up the similar it really is definitely not I think they waited too long don't you Sam so they were using quilt illegally all those years yeah I guess so that the show and there's as but there's only one way it's ever actually done which is Congress proposes an amendment and then the state legislatures have to ratify them by a supermajority okay we've needed to write that paper well that's that's what the argument against equal rights amendment in fact was yeah yeah but it was a bunch of fucking guys making the argument as lady it's might be over right it has been a little while and one of the more recent ones we got through is actually one written by James Madison way back in the founding era that and then it just it just sort of it sort of languished and decide and then some modern more modern congressperson took it we just never got around to ratifying until more recently really James Madison wrote one that didn't get through when he wrote some of the amendments greatest hits or equal to us off Oh yes it was called it needed and became part of the constitution what is it that Congress shall be allowed to use a quill I don't think that took a long time to do that with the it used to be easier now you remember we we didn't even get the equal rights amendment passed right that's right so that was close one but it came up just short yeah I remember that yeah that's why you don't have equal rights Paula. Yeah yeah it's Argonne so correct me from getting hardly anything done how many amendments have there been since the original supreme over State Law Article Five is about how do you amend the Constitution and how do you amend the constitution well there's two ways ah you're talking about in relation to the release of the whistle blowers complaint against Donald Trump yes I am tired that's true yeah but let's get back to the so there's been well over two dozen at this stage and doesn't cause aren't they always talking about amendment they talk about them all the time and every so often the petitional crisis arises when Different parts of the government play constitutional hardball with each other so the conference constitutional hardball a strong the president has become and the courts were sort of an innovation the idea that they were going to be this major check on the rest of the government Samten talk to me about a constitutional crisis throwing that term around a lot lately apparently almost everything trump does people in the trump administration and they say no is that an example of a constitutional crisis it is if the if it persists so normal and since past we really oh he could not live through that didn't get them the era good to know good to know if you always wanted the already to pass did you did I wrote it how did the captain feel about the captain was Donald Trump and who's the Moscow Mitch I think that's right I think twitter Aurigny and so they thought like we got this all mapped out we've covered everything that might happen but in their wildest dreams they couldn't have thought of this could possibly trigger a constitutional crisis I would argue it feels like we've kind of had a couple already mini strokes so and two that was the third article and then there's four more and those are more sort of rules of the road so you've things about the constitutional b wins and so then you have a crisis if no part backs down right so if for instance the the House of Representative subpoenas there's question about what the word shall mean there isn't what is the recently there's been controversy arguing about what shall we the days my friend would never they ended up yeah so congress was thought to be the strongest that's right the different parts of the government keeping each other in check and when it when it runs out in this way it's not entirely clear sort of which part of the governor yeah like they take their powers to the fullest extent and instead of thinking oh well if I do this I checked in this way so I should back off a little they think what happens is parts of the government I will both stakeout strong positions and then at some point someone blinks backs down rewrite of the constitution so the difficulty with that is you have to trust us right we the people right a good let me try to do everything I'm possibly allowed to under the constitution and when that happens the documents sort of runs out because it envisions I see you know it's sort of interesting that they wrote this constitution that was in response to the King George thing worries of tyranny whereas for that is that Sam I'm looking at you because you're the guy who knows the constitution and suddenly I feel myself blaming you you get that a lot you really should adams would have been tweeting at each other all the time yeah take this to Donald Trump little sammy adams it is it is use a small hands sad I guess we're being tested right now because to me as you not to write that down I think we all agree we're all equal now they'll get your pretty little but back in the kitchen don't you worry about that of course of course was really beyond their imagination yeah yeah yeah 'cause they were using messenger still back then yeah exactly it out there one reasons they take seriously the idea that no part of the government should aggrandize itself at the expense of the others in the courts make all the system of government and we have an updated it very much at all and there's been a lot of advances and got inspired I think quill amendment wasn't Liam just feel like God damn it Sam why didn't you think of this so I teach constitutional law and I get this reaction a lot do you get this reaction a lot there's there's always these dangers when you do big rewrite constitutions that sort of the ideas you like aren't the ones that all decisions they worry that the courts then are taking over things that should be voted on by the rest of us so they would like to throw it back to democracy when they can then west to pass the federal government laws so congress has to pass the laws and the president has to sign them or Congress has me like if you were to begin to inform me slowly what the rules are trump tell me a couple that I can get a handle on one so I think we have lots of knowledge that we could drawn we'd lots of knowledge at the last election for president to Right Oh oh you both have other parts of the government work it out and so we're now in a situation thank down why do they think it's valuable to have other parts of the government working your fellow country people like so we're stuck with this one I mean practically we are stuck with this one okay well that's good for your lesson plan isn't it Sam it's very convenient compromises reach but when the right compromise isn't reached the only way to satellites have the courts way in and the courts generally are loath to do this because they think it's teaching constitutional law start so the big rule is the federal government is Supreme Federal Law Wins State Law Loses and that was at the top of the agencies although there may be some experts within the agency that we're already there certainly so who's GonNa win this on US corneas GonNa have to fall in line now that's not a law that's a presidential power being exercised right that's right so it's just laws that have to go through just random rules from the constitution random rules rather than read the constitution that's in your jacket talent to me okay go ahead Sam so this is kind of how there's frustration with yes it doesn't do what you want it adequate is it inadequate or are we just inadequate bowl so it's an eighteenth century is the big change from the articles of confederation that the federal government would be capable of creating laws and that those laws would become the rules of the road find ways to basically force everyone back to the negotiating table and how do you do that well they've had two hundred years of practice so they're quite good they question because we can't let we we didn't let him answer I have a question that I'd like to ask that question okay which is so you're Sam right trump trump trump through military sir no fuck you yeah yeah it's not Jefferson and they can do things like remand appointment by the way yeah two hundred years that's been in there for quite a while is to come up with a supermajority impasse over the president's objection okay all right now does this cat for anything the federal government does or just laws because if it changes again you're going to have to come up with some new notes be surprised bind everyone what's different here is the president is not working through experts agencies he's he didn't even put experts eight another year to hear the case and then everybody suffers while no one's quite sure what the outcome will eventually be and well that's certainly true for the auto industry possible for the auto industry just to do the right thing and self-imposed emission levels so that we don't breathe in stuff this asshole ish yeah that far back I mean like I mean come on a John Adams was an asshole right but not not of that magnitude is going to happen here that's right and so that's the pressure the auto industry is going to be really want this to be saddled and they're going to pressure both the federal government and California wouldn't it this process but to the extent that the president is doing other things frequently it's pursuant to laws so the laws often empower someone in the really what will happen in these situations is the courts will dock and so what they will think is constitutional crisis we want to throw this back to democracy and they'll try to signed and I am a partisan obviously it looks like the president is breaking the law all the time and from what I don't have any recourse for that we have no recourse I never could have foreseen the initially the framers set up the constitution to Inter mediate between us the people and the government all right so wait I interrupted sorry good one thing that can use just remand issues and tell the lower courts think about this other problem and just the it they will say let's create a whole agency and will let some expert in the agency come up with standard after hearing from lots of people and then those will all got together and did it as a group oh Jesus God there's no way that the constitutional framers could've thought of somebody for instance the trump administration just came to California instead we're setting our mileage standards cars at a much lower bar than California's and really harks back to the moment of the founding and after the civil war just isn't the way we organize the United States nearly as much as it once was laugh believe in the musical seventeen seventy six refers to himself as obnoxious and unlikable quote I don't think he's saying executive branch to be able to act instead stamp hailing it so it's California hold that are we going to be allowed to set emission standards so usually because they've got to be worried California's GonNa win this right they don't Wanna be manufacturing cars that don't meet California's mileage standards because then they can't sell them in California right I mean that's good on you guys you know what they would've scenic yeah no they were right well that was so it would look something like you know don't throw them trump trump trump is a message for you Sir Q.. Trump trump trump trump trump I think the latter statements definitely fair Buick John Adams defender here of a strong view I popular vote which they're allowed to do than that would make the popular vote determinative of the election wow what stomach so that would be branch of power that the framers podcast it's the judiciary the Congress the executive branch not supposed to and we don't kill the earth isn't that possible it is although the trump administration has argued that that would be an illegal restraint on trade and why do you think we should get rid of the Electoral College I think we should get rid of the electoral college because it's undemocratic and the notion that we should vote by states in part because they were worried about mob rule sure yeah no but they got a yeah oh my yeah so let's get back to our guest for a moment if I'm so how would we do we only have one guess a nuff states that they control a majority of the electoral votes Sounds unlikely that the states would all do this well enough states would do this that's where we are to go ahead and do it right they kind of like getting all the power they have your Pennsylvania's in your your Carolina's is yeah that's that's a that's a big one and should we so I think we should and John that was my fourth admits that he was famously Iraq was an ass he was famously a little bit contentious right I've never heard anybody say that John Adams was an asshole with Info that that's my dissertation Sam how would we go about getting rid of the electoral college it gets whoever gets the majority in the nation gets all of our state's electoral votes oh but everybody would have to do it right you just not everybody but they wanted us to elect people who would then choose the president for us and this thing that we vote directly for the president or more or less directly they wanted to avoid and you don't even need a majority of states for the legislative solution you just need a majority of electoral votes so California's in on this plan and we have a lot of votes the other remaining purple states right but once you if you were ever to do it for one or two elections it would change norms very quickly people get used to it until it at it just something that was done on occasion or he was saying rule each state would pass a law saying when presidential election is held whoever gets the majority in now a bunch have done it but not enough and to get there you would need states that potentially could swing election not allowing Congress to bar the international slave trade for twenty years requiring that Free States Sam Erman yes okay I'm Irvine is almost certainly dead to exempt okay so how do we go what we should've been thinking no quill amendment was that something you made up Congress shower used quill so would you be in favor of sort of page one over a dozen and the after the civil war is where we get the the sort of revolution in the constitution from being a pro slavery and so that gets you pretty far along just right out of the gate okay so let's let's move on to another question which is what's the most surprising thing that people react doesn't excuse it but it was hard to imagine a world in which there would be no slavery at all and so it's the fact that the way you can get rid of it is if states that had a majority of electoral votes all passed legislation saying we'll just give our votes whoever wins the into it the original constitution was a pro slavery document that it had lots of protections for slave owners including that didn't allow slavery my correct that's right so there's two ways to think about how could this be possible and one is just hardball politics there was huge right you're right all right so so do you think that trump is something that the it's to ratify constitutional amendment so that's a heavier lift than getting a bare majority of states to say we're willing to assign our vote investing so yeah yes I'm not worried about being depressed I have shit loads of anti bonebreaking pills that I can pop it any minute and the and the nobody listens to Paula Poundstone podcasts starring Sam Erman not to be confused with Sam Ervin so nobody nobody does they succumb to what was normal in their world is somewhat typical although some people did bring it up at the time right it was with Thomas Jefferson had slaves I knew they were wrong about a lot of things they were prescient in many ways and some of the stuff was kind of amazing that stage that's where you can get a constitutional amendment is wants something new becomes conventional wisdom okay then the councilman is of course the other way to do it right it's not so much of a fun fact no it is a little bit depressing yeah absolutely Boise Mervyn cheers us up the fact that it would be such a pro slavery documents strikes me as villainous it had it had to be in order to be passed right I mean the southern states wouldn't have signed onto a constitution that the amount of property in slaves you weren't going to get this done if people thought that was a risk the other is slavery was normal in this world and so in your classes when when you tell them about the constitution gives a fun fact so if by fun we mean sort of distressingly depressing document to being a much more Galateri document that was a series of amendments known as the cut the shit amendments right and we just do a constitutional amendment and that way there we don't have to we we don't have to depend on the kindness of strangers well you need a super majority of states with equal powers the constitution was written in response to the tyranny of King George the framers would have had to be high to thought of a day when Donald Trump you're you're you're rival Sam Ervin do you think a lot of kids when they sign up for your class they think Oh my God this is the guy from Watergate I don't think like for my summary of what I've learned the constitution is the roadmap were you going to do what you so high do they really action good to know so my students are always surprised by the sometimes called Shit amendments it was a trio of that's weird that they ever did that I I don't know I mean I knew that in their capabilities to see this was a moral wrong and make a different decision but many people were willing to compromise solution and empire when we come back producer Tony Anita Hal has an update on how this podcast ratings are doing globally Moldova get on that stick for how our government runs but it was written before roadmaps were obsolete now we have GPS with its three branches of government stated slaves got to free states that they'd be returnable to slave state now it's not just one little hey there no three it wasn't it wasn't as strong back then in summary where fucked where fucked where we're fucked and the cat of the week is flee biscuit from Brown's Burg Indiana my students know what Watergate is your students what Watergate is oh yeah well I lived through it so I'm older than you the way I would have taken a picture of it and posted it can't all right now we're back averted we get rid of things through constitutional amendment so you told me there were about a dozen constitutional amendments yes so there's been okay but he's not McConnell is there based on what you just heard what advice can you give our listeners about the United States cuts to toossion Ben Castle House band can I ask you a little background music already thank me and our show Sam erm is a law professor at USC Gould School of Law and the author of almost citizens Puerto Rico the US Mitch McConnell and Bill Bar would be leaders in those three branches four than we would have added Putin as a fourth branch on the Three thirty PM Saturday pulled up to my hotel. It's across a hamburger joint called Bun huggers nor Melita which is a staple of their Diet Moldovan food and we've checked in with a guy who works for I don't know you win or something I fucking hated Mama League no I did I was I was coming Moldovan folk songs so that I could prepare myself for our appearance last three months wait a minute thirteen thirteen thirteen hundred we were planning a tour there we got the Bonnie our foresight and then there were other things that was just like really also they were human beings and they were wrong about a lot of things but I don't think of them as villainous and that straight any seven and on any given week that meant that we had like what two downloads ah we've always had a solid fan base in Moldova Oh we're very big in multiple your model episode where we tested winging who lives in Moldova 'cause we we saw something hop up on a short shoot we're big in Moldova right because we were on the charts the charge was does that mean that they just don't listen to a lot of comedy in Moldova good I don't think I don't think there are funny people I mean number yeah I mean if they made probably do Buffon asking it's depressing how would they not know what Watergate is wild didn't we will not you and I know no talking about after the end of the revolutionary war until you said we I've been we as Americans Paula I still live under we had how were we think at one point we got to in the high twenty s or something and we we are taking Moldovan by storm here's a thing Tony Anita Hill tells me that she's got some new information new statistic all right we've got ah well thank you for for promoting our general welfare and helping us secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity Paula torch serious thirteen once you three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen thirteen slow you whip through that crowd quickly we ate Mama Lita on air you know what I don't even like Mama League download and that rocketed us up to like number thirty two on their comedy charts and we were so Jesus say much work so hard the house coming up about what what what do you know about our popularity we did not previously know yeah we have thirteen downloads in Moldova in into nobody listens to this week I need one more volunteer so time for podcasts no time for podcast more work Moore who's going to lose maximum fund dot org comedy and culture artist owned audience supported the nation work work. That's Moldovan comedy it's because I can relate to it for what do you mean that's not true I don't even know what that was on here that it's the most sexually active country in the world wow trysofi no they has usually people take a lesson they're -cation in Greece occasionally grandparents usually live with their children's family strategically download us because they need the trinity and we're not exactly great listening while you're having sex 'cause I wanNA thank our people you know what let's not stickle remember Jimmy the Greek so it's a very happy place of course they were until they die it's the most of children die until the until arrived to their grave McDowell success in Greece yeah so so the seventy fifth so that means that like what the three downloads no two hundred fifty in the last three months a happy it's one of the Sunniest countries in the world oh like someplace has almost three hundred days of sunshine in Greece wow I didn't know that I've brought in a song from Greece okay folk song it's called Franko Serianni which translate to of sexual encounters per week waiting she's not calculating she's reading extensively that's three point okay that's a lot what makes them so you say that because that's all they do because it's our tragic reality no laughing Moldova Ryan I didn't know that either so it's sunny they're having sex there you know I'm no longer feel so bad for them about their economy now we'll dover pick up your game Tony's or anywhere else that we can who can cling to a to a shred of hope of having an international country likes US gross yeah that's been listening to us or the Greek the fictional a fictional character that people don't even remember anymore what is it remember Zorba the Greek me the one hundred sixty four times a year three point one five times a week they advertise point asserts during his blackouts isn't that I have yeah maybe there are frequent blackouts yeah exactly solely the idea that they could even so they have to go to great effort is popular Greek songs that's been covered by many many Greek artists and I thought I recognized I thought so and it's just Marcos in the song is just translates to Catholic girl by Marcos Vom Varcas and it's from nineteen thirty five rules off your tone really really well hold on your Piplo says a little tangled thank you thank you I didn't want anyone to start having a pep blows the traditional Greek women's garment this Tony Is Tony as a pep los this evening to celebrate with quite a bit a year about trying to move on my face is getting laugh their way out of it yeah yeah come along with us can you give us an example some Greek culture fuck multiple well we have Moldova's dental us Almira so tony where are we begging people about how big we were told her teen Moldovans move their ass to download us in the last three months they learn a line dance absolutely that's fantastic and what can you tell us about let's up degrees because obviously we're building a fan who seeming up well we're GONNA have to work in Greek accent we're gonNA better why I've been studying what I'm saying is we're not exactly the very wide to the podcast world you're not going to put on Paula poundstone orthodoxies yes exactly but what I'm saying is this song about a Catholic girl is a is a I guess she's Kinda unique there in Greece right yeah this is one of the appearance in Athens but until until that international tour where are you going to be appearing next Paula poundstone Alexandra I think we should play some of Catholic girl by Michael's Van Wagner Rick in San Francisco at the North's Theater Great Yeah Jeff Lynne he was the lead singer songwriter of yellow he wrote blows you don't want to accidentally be having sex with this about the Catholic a six days singing literally two words of that song over and over in my curious oh you can't you can't Moldova me to what for thirteen download I'd getting all right well you should probably do awesome great lives with wonder girl mostly Greek Orthodox there aren't they yeah so agrees wakes us right we appeared on the Grease Comedy Charting upper seventy five and that's how of that's why Tony is wearing on can't be a coincidence. What that they're Greek Orthodox so they call them Christian Orthodox Orthodox would they be forthright fruits and France and Greece and you talked about our podcast description contest very eloquently news that you're not good at at describing the when you beside me is like having my smartphone well can you wake up every half an hour I feel like if nothing else I do that on this podcast suv the grandparents I wanNA dance less give my kids go to they just call being Greek Orthodox Haywar Christian Orthodox but we you calling a Greek Orthodox yes because that's what we call it here distinguish it from take they'll loosen there pep blow say well speaking of hotel so we're trying to come up with a pity description of the show and I got to tell you something I've talked I was good at it I was picking up well present information that's helpful to have as a human being functioning in the world the most memorable for me was a plumber because I could remember what the plummer said Oh my God okay what else are you telling us this song just list the places where Marco cease to take his Catholic girlfriend just a list of place you didn't know it's a really good song guys on absolute nobody's answering the phone cats lick terrible I mean you're right you really bad at describing this little show of ours how could you say that land-locked Moldova landlocked that's why you're so sad are they land Arslan all right I'm sorry Tony going okay well great what's your podcast about yeah and and that's when I let rip my own description I think let rip is the most appropriate but I would like to have sex and nobody listens to it's a it's a podcast every show is not the exact same but we usually have a guest who presents like authentic esta real often professors reestablish that you can't describe our show we need the listener and we've got some good ones here preuss sewers rights pro sours or sewers poundstone is like dumping a whole box of physics candy tablets into a glass of water and drinking down your head explodes but in the best way that is a beautiful that's a great description tim from Sacramento California wrote a weekly kick in the nuts of humor wit and wisdom and Brian Defoe sent in this description like James Joyce's ulysses it'd be reaching funny that's really wouldn't want to listen to this show one of the things though I mentioned a lot of titles up top that you've done okay now that was okay we are done with Zek or music wait no no no now is but funnier and less comprehensible that's great I think I gotta say Tim from Sacramento I think we have to adjust yours a little bit Virginia November Fifteenth Sixteenth and seventeenth at the Birch Mayor Musical Oh love phone line and a New Year's eve difficult to broach topics into their conversations with their children or as I like to call it the reason I needed to explain what jerking off means to my daughter on the way home from school love it but it sounds like we're kicking humor in the nuts the way you phrased it a weekly kick in the nuts of humor wisdom and wit let let's not stickle over I was stickling and Ben h from winslow Maine wrote quote in educational tool for parents who need a third party to introduce so I think he was all he was singing really pay attention to lyrics now yeah I remember the first line was the olive bar you stand back and let me tell you what my podcast is about and then use it

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Bravo will have seven episode seven shows on all at once a relic almost three episodes on so Yeah but I mean obviously. I'm not comparing Runway to spy games. I would never have the brand. How dare I dare games? Did you why. I don't think it think it premieres tonight. Oh yeah well we have to watch speaking. They talk about on the bonus or something like I don't understand how it's on Bravo. I don't understand how this gets greenland and yet we can't seem to get another or season of ladies of London and But we have to watch people pretending to be spies. Were in a competition. I don't I don't understand it I do not get it. Listen if fell green. Might the blind date. They'll remind anything. Okay I I don't know what's going on over there proper program and cash cab blind date spy games I mean like what is up with this transition into TNT. It doesn't make sense to me. We're here to support you. Bravo okay stop fucking it up. Yeah please so. Let's just focus on project runway. Because that is there's a legacy show and it is one of the pillars of Bravo last week. We got rid of the Super Boring White Girl in case you forgot who she was. It's the second super boring white guess because there was that other one who was super boring. Who struggled with something Because this last week was melanie right. Melanie went home. 'cause she's a minimalists Wabi Sabi minimalist. It's like you know I just can't find my group for Christ's sake woman so a triangle onto a body like what's so hard like there's literally a song from the eighty s called get into the groove. Okay just follow that song. Yeah and it was the triangle onto a body. Yeah because that's what they always de right the minimalist it's like angle but on a body. It's an unfinished ham. Because that's just my aesthetic and Cindy lauper with the guest into PS plight city. Dat that embiid best part of her was that she did a full on psoriasis. Prices and in the middle of FRA Treadway. Did you that. I caught it the second time I watched the second I feel like I watched it. I definitely caught. It was like hey. I'm Cindy lauper and I had psoriasis. All over my body kinky boots she did like an actual commercial for it this this week last week. She did like an onset. You know like what we're doing. What's have some hellofresh? It was one of those things that instead of hello fresh it was the idea with Roy. Girls just WANNA have psoriasis. Girls just one nine inch rain. Ah I see true psoriasis. I'm in little. I've been clean for years. Take time after time my royces comes back Kella moines APP to kill them online. She she pops Roy assists all through the Roy. That's all that I don't know how many any song goes unfortunately Venice Jimmy Song Girls. Just WanNa have psoriasis. Yes I don't know it's like it's like can't stop the news or something like that is a good enough for me there. I thought if I could have had some eight Mel Cindy Lauper is in my fair lady. My Fair psoriasis. Block have psoriasis. Hi It's Victoria. Keeps making the same thing over and over. I think and on trend because another one. He's like trying MC triangle like they really love the triangle the triangle but she does like triangle. She's like I have triangle of fabric but then triangle of cut out also look look look there's ribcage slightly exposed Moldova Moldova. We don't have heritage Moldova Dover. We're very that's our heritage Moldova's filled with the I always put the cutout on the ribcage. Jeffrey the unhappiest doggiest guy on the show always running around confused like he's lost his tennis ball he winning and it was so funny funding because the whole challenge. He's like the locker changed my life. I was scared and then I found fifty upper the I mean. He is literally a dog. I mean He. He's like growing up my father baseball at my face and was like I wish I had a son. Oh I thought it was gonNA get eliminated because his was. He was getting all his backstory and he was like all sad looking and like even seemed like even some of his like bondage wear was drooping I was like Oh. He's sad today but turns out he was. He gets his those people who like the better. He doesn't live the sadder he gets you. You know and I mean at. Wow he just really love Cindy Lauper I mean I get I get loving Cindy lauper like yes being a fan in general I get it but wow this guy was just everything happen because the city up. Hey Hey Geoffrey. The elevators ears like thank you Cindy. He probably like how to phase in his life where he tried to address. Captain Love you know. It could be like Cindy's father you think you said they told the boring white girl who got kicked off. She's like now honey. It just swings sits way in debt like it's part of a car wash. It was terrible what Melanie made. I mean I don't even remember I just remember I do remember. Do you remember. It was like this plastic eat or lacy sheer thing. That was like a car wash But like I don't remember it in like I don't think it was just so viscerally Blah that it's just like your first instinct is to say I don't remember it but then when you think about you like you do remember it and you know I don't like that it's like thinking about a bad cancelled sitcom sitcom yeah. It was kind of the equivalent of just what what you wear to do laundry and you know like just like jogging pants. It's like you're sad. Laundry Day really. I don't care who sees me these. He's joking pants is stained discussing cigarette holes burnt into them. And then you see somebody you know and you're like okay. I'm I'm officially being sent home. I'll tell you what I think it is. I think it's You have to make a last-minute Halloween costume so you like buy something and you say okay this is I'm a car wash guys and then anything yourself you know. I can actually just like where this this actually pretty well. Because it's something I could wear. He's wearing it to do laundry and stuff but then maybe one day you were out and your friends like why are you wearing like oh no I thought it was. I mean I don't know and then it just goes back to being your laundry and then you're thinking to yourself. Why did I ever think this is something I should wear and then just wind up donating it to a thrift store? That's that's the journey that that's on basically every piece of clothing. I on everything I get for the crappy. Yeah no you're crappies closer cute so let's see here dump played eighties. Oh also what happened last week. Is Sergio that mother trucker. What an asshole that guy? Well I designed for older idiots who are really rich and there's my clients and if you guys don't like it then Tim had I don't really care what you think like a high your competition so you kind of have to care what we think stupid. Yeah exactly he. He is truly the worst he is so he saw over the map And he he's so insincere sincere and you know one of the great One of the great legacies of that twinkle who was kicked off after he insulted or or like insinuated an insult to carly was that he he basically I think. Sergio came onto the show to play a character. I think Sergio is doing. I think Sir Joe is an asshole. I don't think that's the character. I think the character is him trying to pretend to be this like man of the world who cares about things and what bothers me about. Sergio is that he acts like. He's full of compassion and this week he wants a crying and Oh always always caring about the world and the very first challenge. He he was like we're running out of space. Which is why we issues in this world and we need a place to go to space? 'cause we need space 'cause in the world you need to save the world and even his byline is some some sort of like ECO minded designer. Something like that so he's always talking about compassion. Asian acting like compassion and yet whenever he is faced with criticism or Christians like so. Let me see what you WANNA do. He is immediately like No no this. This is what I do so he is on the one hand saying that we need to be more compassionate and everything that he does is someone who who is not open to any sort of change or reflection yeah he's a Dick UK. There's a long sort of it. He's a Dick and he's the kind of person probably serious issue and tries to manipulate everybody around him with it you know. Oh my God the crisis at the border so I should win. Know your dress socks K.. Stopped trying to drag the children into the border or stuck who died at the border into this charitable fasten. Okay don't do them like that. What do they do? Yeah so I I hate when people take like real things happening in the world and try and use it to their advantage and they believe and it's disgusting. Your says you should have gone home. You're absolutely so so backstage. Now we're this episode. Picks up so Victoria is. I really like Victoria. And I like that. She's becoming the girl that saying things like I feel guilty I get. I'm on the top so many times or God. I'm just too good to good. I just don't want the people to be mad at me. I realized better and better. I have chance to win because my only competitor is Jeffrey Throw Tennis Ball Britain. The need stupid hat and delvin white jacket talented and their producer goes and what about Sergio. She has no of course not not him. He designed for Arthur and cut to Sergio salting and Avocado. which was hilarious? I don't know why they put that in but that I buy they like stopped a music. And he's like me something and avocado from the Earth. So he's probably one of those people who piled onto a Meghan markle making avocado toast. Did you hear about now now now with with the with that whole scandal. Everything's coming out like we're learning. I feel like as Americans. We're learning about all the awful things that the press were saying about Meghan markle Michael and stuff and did you read about this. One of the things was that they got mad at Meghan Markle for having avocado toast to like well. Meghan markle altered avocado Tuesday and as we all know offcuts does contribute to everything in the world and they would elicit all the things that are like terrible Avocados and why like therefore Meghan Markle's terrible and you know he piled onto that to like no I. Okay markle's Avocados and that's just not responsible in jury is eating Kado and salting. We caught you. Being a hypocrite reminds. Thanks for ruining Prince. Harry and Meghan Markle Cod. Leave them alone. What the hell? That's all people talk about. Is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the fuck. Do we care like literally S. and M.. Why do we care? Leave them the fuck alone. I don't I've never seen people fighting this much over something I completely don't get I would with that job to to buy. It's so fun but for the record my official stance on it is whatever caroline. Stanbury says that's my official stance Caroline Stanbury says they should just Bach. It's part of the job initial dealer and I'm like yes. That is what that's how I feel too. That yes she said No. I don't know because if she also says they they should get away from. It's an old fashioned thing. They should go off and have sex and Canada. I'll be like yes that's how I feel too. I'm just basically taking whatever Carlin amber says. Well I don't know what's going to be in trouble but he's like six six to the line to this around. So here's my guess even though I hate everybody else talking about it so I'm going to make everybody listen to talk about it. It's called being a hypocrite Here's what I think I think it's going to be like a Kiefer Sutherland type show where he moved to Hollywood. They're doing really well and then something nothing happens. And all of the the people who are like six th fifth in line to the throne. They're all like having a picnic somewhere and I don't know there's a gas leak or something and they al explode and and then so Harry has to come back and take over the royal. GOP's called King. Ralph happened with John Goodman. Yeah there you go remember but that movie or that one where Kiefer Sutherland that TV show where he was like the Secretary of I dunno designated survivor. Yeah you're designated designated King Ralph the that the designated Markle. Oh I would be into that. That's a great show. You heard it here. First People's a very dark prediction prediction. But they're markle. I think that'd be a great show and she'd be like I'm the queen now like that's not even a British accent and she goes. I know I'm Canadian. I'm doing this to annoy you. Yeah I was on white collar so on suits suits while you know even they wear white callers it's probably a show in development at USA to like Two words there's a little word for US or collar caller is it. Yeah I'M GONNA look it up now. My Guy by the way people who came to actually hear about Roger Roger like white collar. USA Network. Thank you of course I'm correct. Yes hot guys in Matt Bomer. Yeah Matt Boyle. Yeah Holly can't wait to watch you on season three of that. USA shows that. I like anything. Okay guys. The point is who cares where we Okay so Victoria's like getting in kind of full of herself and then Christian and carly come out on the runway and I just love when they're standing right next to each other because it's like a big tall shadow. Oh and then a little tiny shadow. Yeah it's a study in contrast but also shadows soak is understanding Are It's important your heritage as Berry important. Look at Alexandra look at my heritage. Wait extremely tall. Okay under Alexander Wang Heritage through an amazing facemask vase vase mask type. Fashion mine comes through and really Nice dresses for pragmatic my heritage is mantis look another old. TV So possibly starring Matt Bomer. That's not cod matt. Bomer everything Mantis with Matt Matthew. Bomer I'm I would watch it. I'm very much go with the flow. I'm basically not having my own opinions. I'm just like my bombers community show. He's hot I will watch Catherine. I mean Ah Carolina. Danbury has an opinion on the royals I'm going to go with it. I'm just outsourcing. My views today So Sergio look super excited about the heritage challenge and I I know he has one but I was kinda hoping he would choose his old lady. He's like my heritage old ladies. My khurdish Marlo Thomas. The old old ladies who just disappeared what happened. I don't know I don't know what happened to you though I'll tell you this. It said resolve conflict and I said no and then it all disappeared he version Carr's it back. Caroline San Right. Would you like to resolve this conflict. Find good by the end. Thank you for Communist. Can I assist assist you on this topic on this on this endeavor. I blame Meghan Markle for everything that just happened tonight. or in the reboot of Mantis. She's like all right. We we have a podcast is talking to the Bat. US Let us infiltrate and it has been solved so yeah I was hoping his heritage just like old ladies who like to shop at Dillard's Dillard's it probably is so then. delvin gets a little confused because he's like That may sound like free to other people people but I would prefer to have a little direction. your heritage. Just that's that's actually a pretty direct thing. Look your heritage. I mean his thing was that like he is like you know he has a lot of different heritage. But I feel that's still pretty. I think that's it's like very doable. You know what I'm getting a sense with delvin. He's someone who does not think about his roots. That's what I'm getting. I'm getting a sense of somebody WHO BUYS jackets before? They've earned them in a sense of someone who is trying to like. He works in Fashion House in Paris but actually looks like he's working in CBS. Yeah you know. Actually part of me likes that that he's just like vision board wearing it. You know like yeah. It's like my goals. I'm living by goals now now but again. It's like one of those people who too many sticky notes all over the place so they can be positive like smile. I follow someone like that on Instagram. It's so annoying. He's hot follow him. But he's like lately all about putting the sticky notes up and it's like you're awful. You're stop doing this. I'm like actually waiting for that. Tipping point where she gets so awful that I have to stop. He doesn't no longer hot. I'm like so excited for the spell to be broken but he's still hot sauce lot. Follow yeah that's why you have to actually date. HMM that's why you have to actually meet hot people before you have sex because they become a lot less attractive once you actually talk. I think that's just a normal human thing right Just get to know people. That's that's the only way to properly hate them and it is. Yeah so anyway so carly She is like she does her favorite thing which is like and and designers. This is a one day challenge. Does that like Cheshire. Cat Smile that she loves doing. They're like it seems like a thirty day challenge to me. I know what he's going along. I feel like they went home and came back a lot And then Christians sounds like makeup is very important maybelline believes beauty concert beauty in devoutly. Individuality and psoriasis. Okay have I said everything I need to say now really really nothing speaks of individuality like mass marketed cosmetics. Nothing says heritage wjr like maybelline maybe nothing says heritage likes hepatitis as maybe she's bored of it. I'm not sure that's really heritage like you don't even know mainly you literally don't even know your heritage. You're asking US every single time. Maybe she's born with it. Maybe we don't know ooh so. Let's see they're choosing the models now and Jeffrey his own. I'm sticking with coronate because she's Italian enough and then he goes on like finds a bone around in circles. That's my heritage Lebanese enough and Sergio is is like He's like I got. I got Stephanie. My Latina Princess. She I can see imagine how many times she rolled her eyes during this entire process. Like Oh my God this guy just not speak for me. I know she's like why. Are you putting age makeup on me. Biryukov covering me in like fluey old lady fabrics. So delvin is he's not crystal clear about his heritage because has his father passed away when he was really young and he was told that his father was in gangs and like a a life of crime and stuff and that's how he died and so he feels the loss of identity which is so fucking sad. Yeah sometime like what about his mom that same time. It's like you. You do have a mom Tom to. That's like your like make. An Ode your mom make an Ode to where you came from you know yeah and then everybody starts getting face time. Kim Jong Un. This is like on survivor when the loved ones visit towards the end of the season and everyone cries. Except it's happening now I on the fourth challenge Of course Jeffries Mama's like I don't think it's worked in the and it's not working. Hey Mom can you see me. I can't see you. I'll you excel kids so you can't see me now. I hear you either. ABC ABC the. Yeah the Nancy's like speaking with her sister. Nancy is like you know. What do we do for our for a heritage mansions that are sisters like? Oh well you know like balls meatballs and Spaghetti things like that. You know pizza now. It's fashion we're not. We're we're not cooking something I say I'll fashioned all right like love. Pizza meatballs any of that resonating Russian. I'll write love van. Love and passion ran garlic. Mary and it's like well. I guess I'll have to resort to my other heritage which is corporate America. So so I'm GONNA dress up like powerpoint. She's like I'm sending down a pie chart. Yeah Yeah so yesterday. They on is a crying to her mom and everything. Oh 'cause downs like her. Mom is back in Korea and everything so You know she doesn't get to see your Mama laws. That was. That was sweet. I liked that I liked the delvin is talent Devon's Mama's telling him that she's he's got Cherokee Indian on her side and then on her dad's side he has some Mexican to and he's like. Oh my God now. I'm even more confused. I all clarity. Any woman yeah exactly and later on delvin decided. That's what he's going to lean in on is the Mexican side. I'm like dude. You just found out about this like you're going to have like that close connection to it. What are you doing leading into this culture that you only found out you're part of like lean into what you know Delvin lean lean into what you know? CVS uniforms so then it mood. Victoria's telling us Women in Moldova. They're very pretty her. Her boyfriend was her family member. He's like here's the thing about us. Were beautiful people. So that's a soul beautiful. We love showing about two ribs. Dark Ages yes our culture is it hot. This is I'm going with it and the Jeffrey is running around the store like the dog that you call him so I think like hold on. Oh he doesn't know what's going on. He's like momentarily alarmed when he doesn't recognize someone just starts barking new UPS guy. Yeah so that Yeah so then Christian checks with Chelsea and Is like asking talking about like all her colors and everything and And he's like he's like so do you WanNa you WANNA ask anything anything at all. She's like no she's like okay but just just remember What happened the team? Challenge you anything and look what happened. You guys designed and entire collection basement beetlejuice so anyway designed Oscar addresses. That's yeah And then Savi is like MINDSHARE Kinda neat lining what they already having a bad day and Delvin in is like well. I'm going to do a hybrid between a Blazer and address because I'm park creole. Which is French so I'm going to connect creole to French houses houses and we know he's in he's like okay? This disaster in years is not going the right way at all so yeah so then Dan. Everyone is like Checking out and everything and they. The dog is on the floor and they go Then they go back back to the the design room for eleven hours left to work yes displayed out on the floor like you know in dogs like I own this. I'm putting every piece of of my underbody. It's not like he's just laying down. His legs are like splayed and his arms out like who hurt stitch. He looks like he's just been the iron onto the ground. Little Chunk is marking his territory with Jeffrey. He's like oh no. I'm the dog of mood gossip. Dan comes back with scarf on her mouth and I blame her mother because her mother's like take it easy. Don't work too hard and Dan went down with the exhaustion the first day as I think she's like Oh my God she's right I'm dying. She is like the most frail person we've ever seen on Bravo like every time we see her on screen always think she's about to fall over faint Um She's very frail. Marquees is using his love of quilting and making a jacket because he said growing up a lot of people with spray paint. Rip On the back of their jackets for who ever had passed away. So he's going to do that and then Nancy is like well. Aw It had me you know. I had a hand me down upbringing. So I'm GonNa make something. I wish I could've worn basically something. Sergio would have designed but but also with some sticky notes extra staples in the pocket and then afterwards. I'm just GONNA shred it up right before we go on the runway. It's GonNa be great my favorite thing to do. It's time I'm for commercial. It's time for crap in show. I just WANNA be signer. Who Changes Humanity Kennedy? Then be a better person. Yeah it starts at home exactly. So he's telling the story about Six migrant children who died at the border which of course receivers sad and start saying. He's like it's going to be white for their innocence. The dressing B. Y.. For the innocence and read for the for the blood. And it's it's I mean it was very frustrating. At Sergio is that he is wrapping his entire heritage story around this tragedy of six children in who died and it's it's sort of like to go back to instagram. It's like when instagram plot. Post like a really slutty photo themselves but then like for the caption Dan. It's something like I'm just thinking of those who are in need today and so you WanNa make fun but then if you make people saying how dare you make fun. Someone's in need you know it's like it's like a section your other people's tragedy as your sealed gas or thought and I don't like that. Yes so he also he's saying like I'm using red for the blood Mike. That's hot pink like that. He's obviously not even close to read. What are you talking about? Yeah and well I mean I'M NOT GONNA I. I am so triggered by Sergio this episode and I keep on having to stop myself from jumping ahead because 'cause you know knowing what his dress ultimate looks like it makes me cringe but he is awful and he's like I just want to be designer. Who changes humanity for the better like okay a habit you shut up that will actually really help humanity right now? Yeah so then. Geoffrey Geoffrey Geoffrey gets so dark. He's like well. My Dad was Scottish and Ah Vietnam and then his dad did the other war and then his dad's had to the other other war. It's basically a family into the business of death so I'm going dark on this one. Thank you can you help me. It's like Jeffrey wire you lifting up your hand hand did you say Paul. No no you can put your hand down. High Five Jeffords rolls over the middle of his interview. So Kristen comes in to check on them and He starts with day on and he's like you know you do really good stuff but you're just like a little shy. I mean go bigger this time you know. And then savvy is next and savvy is just already in trouble like going on over there Porsche Abbey you know. His eyes get so big and wide when he gets sad and alarmed. I really like him. You're Manziel like an adorable creatures like little squirrel. Like acute. Scroll just I wanNA hug or something not like a real life squirrel because we let girls are terrible but like acute squirrel arable so I like real life squirrels in theory looking at them from a window and they are there and they got a little acorns that some of their mouth and they quickly. And you're like panic looking to turn that not all Sunday. Just put them in their cheeks. They're like I'm going to save this for later. I'm like I love that mentality. You know And they just hop around they get that big bushy tail and some are on the branches. Inches they're so cute but the thing is I've had enough stories of friends who were like. Yeah let's walking down. The street and Squirrel came running up and ran up my leg and that happens like too many times to my friends and I feel like the squirrels are out to get us so from afar. I'm down and they have weird diseases. I feel like Weird Squirrel Diseases I I hear. You're anti squirrel antics. Just go ahead and finish and so we will from a pro squirrel from a distance from a distance. I'm pro squirrel. I don't try and soften it with the Bette that middle reference. I'm just I think six children who died at the border and I wonder if we had squirrels instead like did the squirrels do that to them to the squirrels that the point is I'm I'm saying swirls are really cute but I wouldn't WanNa hug real-life Squirrel that I would hug or cartoon Squirrel Four. Okay well everyone you sit with that Savvides and sing in the Cotton in club which leaves I mean just the thoughts of that just from the movies and stuff. We've seen over the years. I was like wow what an amazing gift have to be given for your heritage. You know. But then he's doing this kind of like mix of goals and he doesn't have a backing so he's like I'm GonNa back with Meslin slim and Christians like Sir Variety assists maybelline. I'm Outta here. Thank Mapping Basilio Normally I would just give you just the most shade right now but I'm saving it up for Sergio so oh just a blessing disguise anchovies just freaking out So then day on is draped is oh Christian Christian says So are you having fine. And he's like well. I am now but it took it took. It took some time for me to get used to being around people twenty four seven. You know like I go to work recommend come home and I I have alone time. In the day on drops a glass behind them and like that job is like too much noise from people then goes up to Sergio Christian goes to Sergio and like any interest in showing me search. It's like now I'm good. Yeah sorry. Sergio apparently his his you know sixty five year old lady gown is is just too precious for someone like Chris. You're now to look at it and give feedback on. Yeah because he doesn't want any feedback you know. And he's like I'm maybe tomorrow and Christians like well. Well you have to show me today. And he's like I don't think you can have accurate opinions on my work until it's closer to John and it's very personal to me. Oh my God ah very his his very very personal dress which has names embroidered like it was the pillow that I that I made in first first grade This guy so awful He's like you know what it's a heavy topic in Christian isn't a Latino so I know the struggle. Ms Not something you can explain. Blamed Pani one so then we I think I think Christian could understand about persecution. I'm sorry yeah. Sergio Sergio's it's just so full of Shit. Yes he really is so then Chelsea tells Christian about how her both her grandmothers are were principles we. I'm sorry I I just have to back up like it drives me nuts. That Sergio's like he doesn't understand our struggle talking like he's like a hero of expressing the struggle. I'm not taking the struggle away for sure. Oh my goodness struggles extremely real but like here talking about the struggle and yet what he does is make ballgowns for middle alleged women wealthy like the upper class middle aged women. And then you're GonNa talk about the struggle. Okay how about you. Why don't you? Why don't you focus on the people that who might need clothing more than the elites old ladies who need belt ballgowns and listen I love? I love elite Old Lady. I there there what I want to be someday. But I'm just saying don't like don't talk about like he doesn't know my struggle and this and that and then like you are basically catering to the people who would you would normally say don't no you know what I'm saying. It's just it's just hypocrisy. All over this guy. Yeah so Chelsea Chelsea had grandmothers who were both principals. And she's GonNa do varsity jacket because she wants to respect her grandmother's which is really cute and Christians like an this needs more. Maybe the sleaze. Maybe something crazy with the sleeves which you know. Listen to Christian. Yeah Yeah because guess what. When you listen to Christian you wind up in the top three often? Yeah so then Delvin. He's all sad and mopey and he's like I'm just trying to figure out to be on the top Uh and Christians like while your work as always good. I mean maybe in this one you could make it less perfect and show the actual scenes of it which also loose-knit Christian he c- saved him Yeah exactly so then Your Christian then Brittany. She's like you know trying to strive to do more do more pleading or whatever and she starts telling us talking about going radios as a kid and cowgirl and this and that and her boyfriend was a cowboy basically Texas Texas lady. She's like I would do barrel racing and my boyfriend was a cowboy of the year and he's like MHM and she's drawn those same skinny sleeves that she loves us or their poofy on the top. And then they're like any tapered. Really skinny tapered on the forearms tape ended up not using those which is good. Because I'm sick of sleeved bride. I was getting asleep trigger to it. Looked like she was about to use them at. You could sort of see an like an echo of them a trace of them in the final design. But I too was like Arthur's tapered sleeves coming back out for me because I mean there's only one person that we are going to look the other way when she does the same thing over and over again. And that's Moldova Victoria. Yes and then back to Sergio Christians Not GonNa let him off the hook right so yes back to Sergio answered. It was like well. My mom is Mexican and I'm political designer so I'm taking the six kids who died at the border and I'm telling their story story and Christians like heavy agree. I hope that comes across awesome because the story is powerful. But this kid may be more powerful because it's hot pink lace embroidered lace over like nothing you know over like white cotton or whatever he's like I'm not really sure how you're hot. Pink lace is GonNa tell the story are- but If you're dressed like shit nosing care about your story and you're kind of doing a disservice girls in the first place so I thought well that yeah so then we delve is freaking out. He's like you know what I'm just going to send a Muslim down the runway in Chelsea. It's like I don't know about that and he's like well. I'm thinking of doing something that you show from. When it's a design than the design house to Bennett then it being finished which I thought was an actual good idea? I don't think he went really far enough with it. Because he only had when patched that looked like it was kind of a mistake and so he just I started writing on it to make it look like the design part and he ended ended up working for him with the guest judge. Yeah the guest thought. The whole dress should be like that is Muslim. Can you tell me about Muslim. Because I'm not in some of these fabrics not fully A bond is Muslims or is that mainly just a fabric that's like used for lining under under the Muslim is what they make everything with. I so like if you have an idea you make it with Muslin. Oh and then. You've got kind of your pattern for the dress. This sounds like a sounds like a discount store. You better make it with Moslen. Well you can make very cheap things with months like your campus if you will but basically you would never really have address made of Muslim Thick and scratchy. So yeah okay. So then He's like got it you know he's like I'm on and said that day on is making those really cool curves Like on the top of roofs but he called him. What do you call her like me? Like the best like those Soros from shingles that are on sort of like Spanish style roofing. No like in Korea. Like if there's a roof I don't know like where she lives from. It's like it curves out the roof. Are you talking about the shape of the roof. Or you're talking about the yeah roofing. Okay the shape of the roof. But I don't know what it's maybe it's architectural and a Korean sense. Maybe maybe that's the way to say okay. Korean like like Asian inspired architectural structure. I don't know because I don't know I don't know my Asian architecture well enough to describe through that roof roof situation but I I think I know what you're talking about what they're called. It's just a square roof but then curves to a point on the on all the corners they curve. Yeah Michael you sort of like the front of like an old fashioned shoe. Yes Y- I know I know what you're talking about. I wish I could. I wish I could actually. I'm sure it it has a style and I'm not I'm being good. I'm not going at I will not Google it. I'm just going to let it just live all of our collective minds very everyone's sitting there steering wheel right now. I feel. There are like three architects specialized in Asian design. Who are just going nuts right right now? So then let's see what else at Christian comes over to Victoria. He comes back and he's she's like what I mean. 'cause I don't know she's like well like I don't know I like that. It's blue but I don't understand what I don't like about it and I think think maybe show some skin. I mean this is very very blue. She Looks Second Alien. Looks this bad news. Like Ed's Barry Barry Blue. What is alien? What is alien that good? Yes then Yes there's so hard because there's so much like little clips of like now. Here's someone draping. And now someone lost their bobby pin and now shoes you you know yes. Low Christian announces. It's a flash sale challenge so whatever wins is going to be sold as Sergio's now that I know it's a flash sale talents challenge. I'm actually GONNA cut my down into a cocktail gown because I would want everyone to have this conversation of all of these shelters means while you're at a party so you can make change together on my God. It's a fun party. Sergio literally like I'm I'm booking him to take it to shut up mountain. This is so ridiculous first of all. It's bad enough doing what you're are doing but then I mean as your designed to make it a gown so just stick with the stupid gown. Don't turn the gown into a cocktail dress because it wasn't like born as a cocktail dress was. It's GonNa look even more ridiculous and then I mean you're gonNA wear you're gonNA wear a cocktail dress with the name of six dead children on it and then somehow this is gonna be the thing that everyone's going to be talking about. It's just it's so snotty. Let's talk about this at a cocktail party. We're we're GONNA talk about rich people like Oh did you hear about the children on the boarder just so he's just so gross there is a way to do something like that there is a way to tomake tribute to whether it's children are whoever victims of anything. There's a way to do that in a very smart Effective way that will spur. Spur on conversation but the way that he ultimately does that is not how it happens that it is not and so that's why it's like when he's talking about it. It's just it's just full. The Bulls should just pouring out of TV. It's it's offensive almost until the time is ticking. Victoria's like Oh my God to Blue Britney tells us I main Chiesa. She could do whatever she wants. No one knows what people wear Moldova. And she's she's right. I mean have like half us. Don't even know where mobile is. It's like it's like it. Feels like a like a like a fictional place. Sometimes because I was thinking about Moldova. I know I don't know anything about Moldova. I know nothing except that it used to be part of the USSR. And I'm not even sure I think that's true. I the only thing I know about Moldova. Is I think it borders transdnestr. Which is this strange place that like nowhere else in the world recognizes as a country but recognizes itself as a country and it's like run by former KGB people strange? I know nothing. Yeah so it's in. The next morning and Jeffrey Victoria comes out to talk Dr Jeffrey while he's smoking and he goes. Hey why don't you wear your hair big. Meanwhile she's got huge hair at the sarcastic and she's like being a need to make it bigger and he's like yeah. Why is it so small? She was like oh no so she went back and she can make sense. Why can't take? Yeah I mean I I. I don't think we've ever seen her hair. Not Big it is it is enormous. I'm fascinated with her hair. said the models come in for fittings and Sergio it makes all the like any model. That's even close to him. Start so stitching in the names on his dress because he hasn't any doesn't have time. How is that fair? Yeah Yeah I mean I know that like I know love. Tom's designers have their models help. But like all the models helping it's such bullshit and also I feel like that's it's going to be a detriment to your design because she's basically having people who are not they are not Fashion designers were they. I don't know it's it's like people who are not sewers sewing or stitching or you know what I'm saying like it's good. It does a disservice to the names of these poor children who died. You know like there are a rush job you know with the with the names. How about don't be so literal happy? Just don't so those stupid names. You don't have enough time. I shouldn't say stupid names. I apologize but but you know like you don't have enough time to do it so rather than make attribute that looks half assing silly and stupid which is not a tribute to to these kids. How about you just have the tribute be the dress itself because you don't have to be so dangerously literal? Yeah and so this is the episode Britney Starts Turning on Sergio. She's like This is a competition and that spending me off that time I was. I always bothered me that she seems to like him so much. This is not right. Yeah so delvin. elvan is marking up his pattern on his model. And I think that's a pretty good idea But his zippers like lumpy and his dress in general so is hideous. Yeah it's it's also in hot pink. It's really if it's because again so he is like really leaning into The the the the News Latina Latino side that he's discovered that he has or Latin heritage and I just think it's it's it's like it. Seemed like he was pulling from stuff he'd seen but it's not Germane to him and therefore he is now a wound up into. I think he's making like a weird. I heard like a really cheap business office party dress. You now like working at the bank and it's like the Christmas party when you go. Oh my God found this on sale. Bad bad bad bad so hair and makeup delvin is wait. He's upset Sat. He's like us an embarrassment to me in my craft. I think Shafi says Shabi Savi was E. Yeah poor shabby he was really spiraling. He knew he was putting out shit. Because at the you know what I like about is that he really has standards for himself and The poor guy I again. I just want to give them a hug. So then we go to the runway and Carly's like take a look around you designers. You have one in ten chance of winning. A Ninja planned a new pencils. Why they're filters from Britta five dollars furnished by hobby lobby? Could someone put a leash. Back on Jeffrey. He keeps walking over to Nina Garcia. And she really is uncomfortable with it. Thank you and the guest. Judges Have Garcia Cook Creative Director of Oscar Teheran Ta and yet looks like mad as and from a million dollars. Gosh which automatically bugged me about him. which isn't fair like? He's his own person. Bet Madison from million dollar listing. Really bugs so I was wondering who he looked like. I was like that. Perfect little hair and everything Yeah but he looks like a little pint-sized Madison But thankfully we didn't hear him laugh because that Madison Laugh. It's so terrible. So now the the the runway began so for SUP is Chelsea so I have now I pulled up the looks on Bravo. TV So I can actually be a little bit more informed. I loved Chelsea's when that walked down the runway. I thought it was great. I love that was a Varsity Z.. Jacket and that. It was all so it was like a it was a nod to her. You know her parents being her mom being an grandma being educators which by the way you know also also good on her because no heritage can mean a lot of different things and she pulled from her heritage that her parents that she comes from a line of educators. And so you know when when other people were getting Hung up on the idea of heritage. You know some of them were looking little too literally A. What's my bloodline? But what's the heritage of what has been passed down to me and I thought she did. A great job of of figuring that out and hers was awesome. Yeah and then Jeffrey his like vad type of war managed got the of were on it and it was just kind of a black CAMMO. Black Cameo drives terrible. I yeah it wasn't terrible but actually did not speak to me much of like heritage. It just was like okay. That's cool again. It's a little similar to what he does. But it was fine those fine very mid pack and then onto really pretty jacket. I didn't think her skirt matched and guest judge was. I was like yeah different. That skirt belong somewhere else but the jacket. That was really pretty. I'd love the jacket. Yeah I yeah I I agree. It was the skirt part. Didn't quite match but the jacket was so good that it definitely had to be top And I was like so happy to see down really kill something because I really like her and I feel like she's been on the verge of greatness but hasn't quite gotten there and then we go to Sergio just a bad that the hot so first of all it's like you said it's hot lace over the white and then she has this like weird peekaboo thing in front of her dresses like a square. That's cut out to show the knees so that alone and makes it makes the bottom partly see a wig a little bit. And then it's like then the the the skirt parts heartsick all white and then has those means stitched in so amateurishly soest terrible and then Chavez gold dress looks like it kind of scrunched up on purpose and it didn't look as bad as it should have looked. I sit of looked a lot worse but it is just kind of like a plain gold dress and then from behind nine. It's really really bad and yeah I think it was just A. I don't know what went wrong with this one. Just I'm surprised. He kind of fell on his face so so much with. This dress does not not good and then Nancy did kind of glad sailor pant dress slack. Things Yeah Very. It's like Standard Nancy. I liked it. I liked that big old sweater. That looks like was that a sweater that she may. I have been sweater. Eric whatever it was actually really I get I like. I actually really liked Nancy. I like she's a little under the radar well and she's also really lucky to have both Nina and brandon as judges because Nina is older and brandon loves like he says he designs like for older ladies seamount. She's got both of those people on our side because her stuff is kind of older lady Ash yes and next is Brett and Brits it was pretty cool I mean. She sat down the runway. You Miss I'm going to everyone in the hat my mind. That's my personality Brin hats. Big Wide Hats. Yeah I actually liked her to. I felt like a I think of almost all of them. It's the one that I can imagine people wearing. You know I could see that I can see someone going to Nashville be like Bachelorette Patty Bech and wearing this. You know one of those little cart that drives around and yet the pedal to get your booze. Yeah it's like a little denim skirt with different colors of Damon Denim that fan out and L. E. V. The open down to the belly and the front you know like bearing around the belly and I tried to get a little Victoria. Because she's Gel Victoria so she's trying to like scam. A little from Victoria. But Ha Victoria scamming. Who is next? Was it a Delvin pink. Devon's been hot half business. Distressing Half Blazer Address Poor Asia. She always gets stuck in like the terrible looks. I I feel. There's no model of ever felt as bad for as Asia. I mean every every single time. She's in a terrible look. I think only like once she was in the top right think. From Garo Sparrow of all People Garo Sparrow. ooh Yeah it it is a half business suit and yeah this is so it is so bad about about Delvin that he knows you know he's like it's it's trash now and then Victoria's blue alien comes down and it's actually really good. I love you terrific. Look I I loved the caller It is very futuristic. Considering that you know there's like this weird cut out right in the middle of the chest but then there's like figure skater fabric underneath. I need it but I love the blue and did just fit so well I mean it just kind of laughed came down and then Marquees. I thought I thought Marquees was robbed opt. I thought this was bad. Ass Street. Wear overalls with undershirt. I thought it looked so so good and he loves back. He ended up doing it for his painting on the back. Yeah I didn't they say like love. It's a little on the nose or whatever but or maybe that was just the commentary my apartment but Yeah I thought. His looked great as well so he was saying he's safe and so's Nazi and Brittany and free. Let's just do a tennis ball but back lounge back there and Britney is so gel and it's not a good look at me. She's like watch freaking Victoria Korea. Being the top again. I love it. I love that. She's getting jealous. It's not a good luck but it's it's like my favorite look on these shows Bernie's acting as if she doesn't do the same sleep every single week Victoria does her weird cut outs and bring. It does the same S- leads brands like. Here's the thing Victoria it's not timeless. Or ageless but it didn't bore me and you have a cell with an engine per life girl and the guest judge just like so. How does this connect to heritage? And she's like we're always dressed up and they're like Oh okay okay and then Elaine asks her favorite question of the episode. Does the color connect somehow to your heritage Seattle's everybody that like what's the color. Yeah I I liked it because Moldova our heritage is what we dress up on we like colors so and carly's like well split jury because you you made it into the top I loved that Britney's Oh my God. They're obsessed with her. I would wear this dinner. The KUSHNER's yeah that's right. I'm owning it now. Kicked off tw- INC as an editor. I leave for the moment designer surprises me and it's Farry rare straight. Is it different yes but I I love being surprised you you know. Sometimes I go on haunted hayride just to be surprised but it turns out. It's not fashion surprises. It's just zombies and people dressed in makeup but I love us up prize so the guest judge tells Devon that he should have done the exposed core set as his whole concept Houston taken this fall further. It's sign of you doubting yourself and dolphins like hell. Yes I did. This is terrible you had an elaine asked about the color story And Alvin is basically like yeah I just I just I want to go out of my comfort zone. I feel like every time designer says I want to go on my comfort zone. It's usually their way of saying I basically had five minutes. Let them mood and I didn't know what to do. When I picked up pink one I thought I could make it work and I couldn't and this is what I'm left with but I'm just GonNa say I was trying to grow as a person and then Chelsea's up maxine all L.. Loved it and guests. Well I went to Notre Dame so I love anything collegiate quite got there yet does Notre Dame have like the it cornered the market on collegiate experiences. Like what I just wanted to say. Went to Notre Dame I was like oh well you know I walked down. The sidewalk wants so I love. She has shoes. I walk down the sidewalk in front of the college educated. Aside I gray is very upset. And he's like well. He tells his story about his grandmother sister being dancer or a singer at the cotton club. And he's like but then I thought got to share my then have lightning so I doubled a fabric and they all come up close to look at it and the guest judges like one thing I've learned is to listen to the fabric. Which is told me? Congratulations on Notre Dame. That's huge. Ah The fabric told me to apply early to Notre Dame and I did and I got accepted and I went there and these judges are not falling for anything mean. It's like I love. I love this story about your grandmother but distress is basic. Yes I love the cotton. I Love the club. I love the grandmother. Terrible arable dress and then savvy is crying which is so sad. Because he's nice you know it's always funny. People get ripped apart when they're terrible but Mike always so funny because I like Chubby is so good. But in retrospect it's almost every challenge except for one. He has done something like well had I I I I had her sit down on a stapler and so then it got there was a hole cut off and then I had to cut up more and more every episode. There's there's stories valujet to cut off fabric. That's happened here. But he's messed up more than I think in my mind I've given him credit for or against credit against against credit against or whatever I'm just really glad I took a stance. I'm really glad I clarified that for the guys. I thought it was really good but when I thought about it. He's not as I thought so that I clarify that. Who So then? There's Sergio who's well we're immigrants. And even though I'm evening where I'm politics based so all of my garments tell tell a story and this one is about all the children who died at the border and then Nina just give select like odd. Jeez yeah see flashes there is i. I really need it in the guest judge. We're like Nice. Try beds but we're Latinos so it's not gonNA work work on us not gonNa work so searches. We need to have the conversation. I am pissed off as a person and then he starts crying into his model shoulder. Oh God she's like it's bad enough. That wept where this hot pink lace frock and now you're crying and then back. They stayed at perfectly Brittany's like I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being politically inspired. Meyer and Jeffrey goes but make it. Beautiful Safe can have a treat now. You like. We all have a feeling for this issue. But let's just switch gears a second and talk about the garment K.. Is that all cotton. Because that cheapened concept and I can't get over that to get into the issue that you're trying to make us focus on. Yeah I mean I kind of feel like if your dress weren't so tacky he may be. I can understand your story. But it's the super tacky and I hate it. So what were you saying again. Back kids and Augusta just like you have a great platform here to inspire people. And as a Latino you have to like actually elevate the design. This is like a comic book idea of what I mean. You know one who studied in Notre Dame and learn about the apply to many people throughout the years. I just have to say wow notre dame yeah he's like you put the no in Notre Dame Notre Dame more like no turn dame get it. Everyone Nina he's like I'm going to tell them off to me. And it's like I understood the message edge but I'm here to judge you and everyone for the work of Carl giving sad face like So yes then. Dan is next and She's telling you about our jet her jacket doc and everything and you know how she wanted it to flow like a painting etc.. Guess what Elaine's question is. Is there a culture of significance to the the color that you use. She basically like woke up with a pan tone wheel on her hand. And she's like I am going to make this my mission uh so brandon's like This look nailed to challenge. Any woman could drive this jacket on and that is the mark of a true designer so hats off to you specifically typically Britney. Please take off your hat over. So she was like but she didn't so any names in there of people who are brutalized in in Korea. How will people know what to talk about at cocktail parties time? Sergio is sobbing to Nancy. Fancy I believe in you. Also Chad envelopes really can't count on anyone. You can lick them set like a regular envelope or use metal chance so keep them closed hug. Sergio I am here for you. You can cry on my shoulder but I just want you to know I do have a meeting in about five minutes and I have to prepare some nets for so. I'm so sorry you're GonNa have to take the HR so in the guest judges private time Brandon's like You know it's a flash sale L. and I could see people buying doubts. Look and it's like I am taller now. I Love I love. I love the sleeves. I love the pocket. I love the patents. I love the floor. I love the ceiling. I I love Nina stopped describing at right now. And they're all annoyed with Sergio and she's like well. The story took center stage. What were you know? It's about the dress and carly says cabot Chevy's O and brand tries to stick up for Shabas. He's like well. All it needed was a belt in the coat and then it would be fine and he goes. We haven't seen that dresser towel saying time for it price range. Yes we have many times off to tell you about surprise I love a surprise. I guess just goes well. I think Delvin has potential Kalinka wet in this outfit shows you that committed suicide Patrie wrote with stuff on a sharpie. She's like okay. There was a patch sure there was a small patch with writing on it. That's potential right. I don't know I just went to Notre Dame don't mind me yes and the winner is Abso- Chelsea. I thought that was a great pick. I mean I I agree that what's his face was robbed. He could probably should have been top three. But I thought Chelsea's was like the perfect marriage of like perfect marriage of surprise. We didn't even talk about the fact that like she did her little shelter varsity jacket dress. There was a pop of yellow light math. The challenge it looks stylish. It looks fondly to wearable. I was one hundred percent on board with that so she wins and then Sergio's padding. He's sitting there literally pouting and he's in Chevy's out so wrong Sergio's it was awful. It was awful and pretentious. That's the difference. The other ones were bad but Sergio's with the only one that was actually a bad and pretentious. The aster. Te'o wow wow I mean. Sometimes it's like you want them to go because they're assholes and this is the case research but this was also just hideous. It was terrible it really was. It really was well that brings us to the end of project runway. 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Monday 17 June

Monocle 24: The Globalist

58:22 min | 1 year ago

Monday 17 June

"You're listening to the globalist first broadcast on the seventeenth of June two thousand and nineteen on monocle twenty four the globalist in association with UBS. Hello. This is the globalist coming to you live from Madeira house in London. This is Emma Nelson and very warm. Welcome to today's program coming up in the next sixty minutes protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong despite the suspension of a controversial extradition. Little. We'll examine what could happen next near facts on the rest of the region also coming up for years after he launched his first electoral campaign, Donald Trump will have a second stab at the presidency. This time he says, he'll be better prepared plus as one of the oldest surviving tongues in Europe Kamali 'cause withstood, the linguistic changes that were bought by both the country's Roman any congress. The languages company doing something of a Rene zones, and we will celebrate Welsh. Plus, we look at whether the world of a ward salmon is, is saying goodnight to its hosts all that plus the Monday papers and the latest business headlines to that's all ahead right here on the globalist life from London. It's no more than a million people. Many of them dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong this weekend. They protested not only for the scrapping of the controversial extradition law. But for the resignation of the city's leader, Carrie Lam, MS lamb had offered to suspend the law which would allow suspects on a case by case basis to be sent to the Chinese mainland for trial. But this wasn't enough. When in the moment, we'll hear from the former diplomat. John Everard and also our Hong Kong bureau chief, James chambers will join us on the line from Beijing. But first, carrying it three from Monaco's Hong Kong bureau was out speaking to the protesters, and here's some of what they had to say to. But not just pulse. We still have faith in Hong Kong. We want peace and we want our freedom of speech. So you guys out to the streets today. We're Hong Kongers where going Hong Kongers where students. This is the only home that we know and we're definitely all politically active in one way or another. So for us, it's like the extradition, Bill is something that we do not want to pass an even though they are suspension of it. We know they've done similar things article twenty three they just try to suppress something. But that doesn't mean that people are safe. And if we're going through all this trouble today, we don't want the younger generations have to go through the same thing like a few years later. We're so so, so depressed about even after someone died, but Carrie is still not saying now the yourself still angry. Do you think she's likely to resign anytime soon? I think resign gap probably I hawk though. So, but you say that hit won't even she resigned and out person to do. Also at the same post as her. I don't think he or she the next one will lessen our hopefully, I hope she or he will you. You know, you think that even the person who for next one who becomes the next chief executive, you don't think that they will they will take? I don't think so. I hope he accused. Yeah. Why did you decide to bring your whole family out today for the protests? Come up, when is the chance to do in? In case you do in the future. This, you can say you can try to what do you think the Huckabee be feeling right now, say, general, these peaceful them, and people released everyday in ingred, because there. What do you think there's likely to be a withdrawal of the Bill at this point? Do you think Kerry Lam is also going to step down? I don't know. Is it like the only only thing how? I always like a must North Island, say if the suit as that goal was arrested people's to probably still come out because those students like them really do anything. Right. They just come out, and then it's just a protest. Somehow got messed up then still, I think the intention to. To show all this. Listening to that was the former diplomat John Everard, I'm gonna call Hong Kong pitchy. James chambers. He joins us on the line from Beijing. John didn't know about you. But watching the protests yesterday, I had the feeling the that it could have got very, very nasty. But it wasn't the overwhelming feeling that we got that it was a very peaceful day. I think that's right. It looked to me very much the please received quite clear orders off to the clashes on Wednesday to not as active back down. But not to engage in any kind of confrontation those starting a neat lines were blocking certain streets, so the not all of Hong Kong could be occupied but they're taking great cat that nobody got hurt James. Do you think Beijing has been surprised by the volume of people who've decided to turn out this weekend? I think we've all been surprised because it go, you know what a difference week makes this time last week after a million people. The government in Hong Kong. And I guess in Beijing to essentially, ignore the people and the push on the gardeners, after Wednesday they started to decide to check an and I guess they thought that would be enough for the people. So the fact that, you know, they're estimate that close to two million people turned out, yesterday's double remounted people that were on the streets last week. And that's definitely records, the Hong Kong people talking about it being record anywhere in the world. So I mean it's fantastic numbers, you know, for population, seven point five million over one point four Hong Kong turned hours. And you know you talk to people lost week who didn't go to the protests and some of the reasons why they didn't want to go because they just sort of a waste of time now operating last week, proccessing, what happened on Wednesday, sing the government back down a lot more people came up because they can see the, the real reason to, to protest how much of the momentum DC think there is now. Joan. I'm just listening to the voices in Carina twos report. The words that they were using very positive hopeful that things like face in Hong Kong peace and freedom of speech things that in a in a city state, that many seeing is being, you know, more and more under the phthalate, Beijing, you quite surprised quite surprised by the language is very positive. But underlying all this, of course, is an attempt not again, Paul, too, but to prevent a negative these people defending what they already have a momentum, I think momentum is growing is clear that the many more people on the streets yesterday than the were a week ago. The organizers claiming up to two million which raises pointed out to the population, seven point five million. That's a fantastic proportion of home Kong's, total population. And I think that the mental will be be all the more because Joshua Wong the hero of the twenty fourteen umbrella movement has just been released from prison puke, Winston he just. Served his is month and it happened to be today that is released. I and you does, of course, is to tweet the Carolina should resign. She is going to be under real pressure this week, especially as the Chinese government appears to have abundant her. The people's daily editorial yesterday, strong support for the governor of Hong Kong pointedly, did not mention Carrie Lam by name, and that means only one thing, the Beijing is prepared to sacrifice her. If that's what it takes to calm things down. James in Beijing is at the impression that you get that, that the Chinese authorities a mainlander thirties, are cutting carry lamb loose, if we look at how this all came about feeling that the Beijing government busy hundred bus one of these significant actions was when the Chinese ambassador wants on the news, the UK in London, amuse nights. So basically say that, you know, this isn't legislation that Beijing wants to Hong Kong government thing, I once, once they went on the end said that lots of Terry lamb's cabin. Knit started breaking ranks and basically asking for her to suspend the Bill and then once that happened in disarray. And she looked very, very isolates. He's as John mentioned, the Chinese media is coming out, supporting the government and supporting carry lamb's decision. The very much, you know, pointing out the person who's trying to push this through. And you think that, that sets them up for a fall or indicating the ready to cut her loose? It's the fascinating to watch this from Beijing, because, you know, to foreign media, here is censored. And then you can actually watch CNN, but it's on a five minute delay. And every time any news about Hong Kong comes up the screen goes blank, and then they finish talking about I'm calling it comes back again. So I mean, they're very careful about but messages. Allows allows Khufu from you Jomon you talking about Carolina in Hong Kong policy. Well, yes, the idea that this isn't being direct from Beijing is three say, so sly laughable. Of course, Beijing has caught a close interest in what's going on. This is largely about Beijing trying to extend his power over Hong Kong and apparently, so far failing this is difficult. Climbdown Beijing, as I say prepared to throw Carolina under buses James on the IT puts it to preserve the face of seeing the on Chinese politics who's found a not this a bit too hard to by this time. So what happens next, we have carry them on the process in, not in a strong position we have an extradition door which has been suspended, but protested demanding for it permanent scrapping. And we have everybody since books in here. I suspect to the next thing that happened is the current I'm dozen deed, resign everywhere, then tries to work out what you do. The teeth is operatives resigns. I believe that under the lead of the more the Beijing has the right to simply to appoint somebody, but there will be massive calls, refresh elections and remember the whole point of the twenty fourteen the umbrella protests was that the Beijing gets to choose the shortlist of the candidates, although the election themselves of our free. I suspect that point two will be revisited, given the current movement, Hong Kong games. Do you believe that that will be the case that Beijing will have to rethink its policy of how it deals with Hongkong in its elections? The I wouldn't I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't resign. I mean, there's a big protest off of the article twenty three legislation in two thousand three and some g while I did end up resigning three months later. But if we look at the occupy an umbrella movement into fourteen know that was disaster, as well and see why loan state on he's gonna mint on jury supposed to extremely unpopular. Everybody hated him. But he kind of got to the news, I didn't stunned again. At the end of the day jobs being chief executives of thankless task in Hong Kong, you have to try and satisfy Beijing and home, computer. I'm not just impulsively tell so if not carry lamb doing this job, it'd be someone else getting in the same trouble. So I don't think it's necessary guaranteed. That she'll be resigning. It'll be interesting to see what happens next. I think the next step will join the Bill to see if that works. But I think it's definitely a message to Beijing. But even though Hong Kong people don't have democracy. We are very prepared to vote feet when it comes to physicians, they don't like James chambers in Beijing, and John effort in medical stadia. Thank you very much indeed for joining us. Only globalist. That's a look at some of the other news stories keeping an eye on today. I looked trysofi has been restored to tens of millions of people in Argentina and Uruguay following a huge power cut the time, president mercy macrey has promised a full investigation into the blackout which was prompted by failure in an electrical grids that serves both countries Germany's far-right Alternativa feel Deutschland party has failed to win its first Merrill seat. The AFC candidate Sebastian VIP will had been viewed as the front runner of to winning the first round of voting in the city of girl. It's the CDs candidate Octavian earth sue took more than half of the votes and the center-left candidate Sandra Taurus is taken an early lead in Guatemala elections. But she doesn't have enough support to win the outright majority in the election. Run-up described by some critics, as mayhem, two other leading candidates have been barred from running from one has been arrested for conspiring to import cocaine into the US. You're listening to the globalist June. This weekend marked four years to the days Donald Trump and outs ten tended to run for the White House this week, he'll do it again. And this time he says he'll do more money, better organization, more devoted followers. Jacob para que les is an expert on US affairs. And I'm delighted to say he joined to the studio. Now. Welcome back. Jacob so four years ago, don't Trump's that he who's going to make America great again. Do you think you'll be able to draw a strong track record to prove this is the case, this time round hill? Certainly claim a strong track record. I think the main thing that he'll be able to point to is the economy which continues last month slightly disappointing job numbers notwithstanding. The economy continues to be a source of strength for him. And there are two ways of looking at that one is to say in good economies, incumbent presidents tend to get reelected on the other is to say the economy is good and yet his approval rating, despite what he claims is only about four. Eighty to forty one percent which is generally the danger zone for incumbents or anyone really facing reelection. So I think it's still there. Still, an open question as to whether he is in pole position, whether having a more sort of professional campaign will help in any case at the end of the day, the campaign still works for him. He fired three of his pollsters over the weekend for leaking apparently dated that showed him trailing. Joe Biden in a number of key. Swing states and only beating him by two points in Texas. Right. Okay. So that doesn't bode well so don't Trump from the position of power. They meet the incumbent according to those polls, does not have the front is not on the front food. No, the health warning. Of course, the show is be given is that you can go back to two thousand eleven and find polls of Mitt Romney beating Brock Obama. You can find polls of George W Bush losing for reelection at this point in two thousand and three. There are any number of historical precedent of president recovering, but what those presidents don't have is the sort of stability of low approval ratings. I mean Trump's approval rating in the time that he's been president has never gone above forty five or below thirty seven in the sort of aggregate, which is generally considered the most reliable. So whether he whether there's any upside for him whether he can build a coalition, that's actually capable of outright, winning the presidency, rather than relying on an independent candidate getting in splitting the vote meaningfully is an open question. But also, you know, whether he can be damaged to a point where he simply couldn't win no matter what he does. And now this time around lots of commentators saying that Trump's organization is will the station behind Trump's campaign is much better than last time. What do they mean by that? I think what they mean is, it's better funded. It's more professional again. You. Still have the problem that at its core is someone who blows up every plan, he comes in contact with who doesn't really like to be constrained, doesn't like to be managed at all. But there are more there's more money behind it. There are more staff even when he was the nominee, there was a sense in the Republican party in two thousand sixteen from was a bit of a joke that he couldn't possibly win. And so a lot of major donors either gave smaller amounts or stayed out in tirelessly, now, he's the standard bearer for the Republican party and wall. Some of these donors are perfectly happy to anonymously give quotes to the New York Times saying how how crude they think he is. They are throwing money behind him because at the end of the day, he's a nominee of their party. And he, he is in a lot of ways supporting their interests and one thing that I found interesting is one of the reasons why I think of people went for Trump the first time around that he didn't have this militarily organ. Is d- communications team in the weren't checking the emails and signing up everybody who came to the rallies, some people have criticized it and said it was ham fisted, but others that she said it was a return to most the good old days of chaotic campaigning. Which is actually something that made Trump more charming. There's a there's a fundamental problem here, which is that running against something very different than running on your own record. And Trump will make I think quite a fist of claiming a lot of chief minutes, most of that, if you scratch the surface is either him, claiming credit for stuff that he hasn't actually done. I mean, the economy was already booming when he took office. He's managed not screw it up is, basically what he can claim credit for or things that just aren't true. You know, he'll claim credit for solving the North Korea issue. Well, it's not solved. It's he he amped up tensions and amp them down and said, some really quite disturbingly friendly. Things about Kim Jong it, and that's not solving the problem. But that won't stop him from saying, I solve this problem and claiming it on a list of accomplishments. So there's this fundamental question of whether that will compel the same people to go out and vote for Trump as they were voting against what was seen as a continuation of the status quo in two thousand sixteen Hillary Clinton being very much a continuation candidate from the administration of Barack Obama, which is what we have in the film of Joe Biden, and some people have said that we really need to be careful this that we automatically narrow the field to Trump by already what do. Well, there's been a lot of reporting recently about Elizabeth, Warren's poll search. I don't think anyone would see Warren as a. As a continuation of the Obama era similarly, the person who she's surging largely expense of the person who's been number two in most polls up to now, Bernie Sanders, who very much, not a continuation of the Obama legacy in most respects. So you have Biden sitting in this strong but not concrete position at the head of the field, and then behind him these two quite left-wing, challengers, who I think would be seen as something significantly different than who between them or pulling higher than Biden, obviously, not every Sandra voters willing to vote for war and vice versa. But, you know, you have this block of voters who want a step change. And that's not even getting into the twenty other candidates in the field with their sort of declining poll ratings behind that. But they also a lot of ways represent different variants on a democratic administration jacket. Thank you very much indeed, for joining us on the program and Jackie we'll be back a little. Later to go through the wills newspapers. I'm nelson. You're listening to the globalist. UBS as one nine hundred investment analysts from over one hundred different over a million hundred of the shop is maulings and freshest thinkers in the world of finance today. No one this mall. The one though small find out how we can help you contact us at UBS dot com. Eight twenty in Berlin seven twenty one now hit in London with globalist on monocle twenty four now what actually like to be refugee. It's an experience. Most of us will thankfully, never grasped. Well, Dina nary fled Iran. The age of eight alongside Muslim, brother, the family eventually found their way to an old rundown hotel in Italy. There was then granted asylum in the United States Dina is now the author of three books, including the ungrateful refugee, what immigrants never tell you as part of the UK mocking refugee week, Tina spoke to monocle Georgina Godwin, and she began by explaining why the event is so important there so many reasons why it's important to draw attention to certain aspects of the refugee experience and also refugees here in the UK, I was a refugee as a child from Iran, when I was eight years old, we escaped, and we arrived in the US when I was ten with, you know, almost two years in refugee camps and such things you know now. There was nothing like a refugee week in the US, by the way, when where I was. But now, you know, coming here in London, you know, subtly here with child the thing that I see as the most important aspect of refugee week. Is that it showcases what refugees can bring what they can do all of the art? The talent entrepreneurial spirit the ways that refugees get involved in this week is so hardening and beautiful, and, you know, all throughout the year as people are preparing this week is various refugee organizations are coming together with refugees themselves to organize this week, they are becoming more and mesh together. They are learning more about each other refugees feeling empowered and ownership of something. And then during that week there are many venues all over the city where they, they with great pride and affection present things to, you know, the communities in London that they have made ways of presenting their stories their food, their music, their art. And so I think that this is a way to speak to the other side, the side that wants to close the doors, you know, to say. Hey look look, we have enriched this country. We have made this country beautiful. In a way that it wasn't before put in a way, that's part of its natural progression, and fitting with its history. So there's that then, of course, there's the fact that these refugee organizations need help. They need money and support. And they need media attention. So this is an opportunity for them. Each to step out and say, you know, hey, we're a small NGO. We're the ones building grocery stores in camps, like refugee support. Or we are the ones pairing, befriend IRS with refugees like host nation or we're the ones giving a you know, solace and comfort to torture survivors, like freedom from torture, all of these different organizations come together, and they help rise each other up and show, the British ways that they get involved and become a part of a global community of people who have all suffered in different ways. I think it's so so important for the native born to feel sense of kinship with refugees, and to see the parts of their own life that actually very similar. You know we, we all suffer we all leave behind home. Nobody gets to keep their home because we all moved through times. There was a quote that I heard, you know, a couple of years ago and sadly, I can't verify where it comes from. But it was something like, we are all immigrants from one moment to the next. Isn't that lovely? We are immigrants through time, you know, because we all leave behind a home that changes childhood, the changes. So I think just taking something like that. And seeing, you know, the commonality with our own experience and refugees helps us Joe is a community refugee week is all about that. I think that the very would refugee or asylum seeker is something that many people have found frightening. It's been behind bricks to degree, it's been behind the rise of populism, and the right coming up in some parts of Europe. But I think that when you look at the actual UNH figures up -solutely gives the lie to a lot of what it is. Is that people are afraid of? Yes. And you know, thank you for saying this, because this is another reason refugee week exists. They dispel, a lot of these myths, you know, they're professionals, and experts in these fields that get up and say that is not true. And one of them is what you just referred to, you know, there's, I think sixty eight million forcibly displaced people, according to the UNHCR in the world that sounds like a scary number before million of those are internally displaced in their own countries. You know, most of the rest, actually are refugees in neighboring countries, but you know, there's something like twenty five million refugees them, three three and a half million asylum-seekers, those asylum seekers are not all trying to come to Europe, by the way, you know, the u gets I think these are very rounded figures like something like half a million a year in asylum applications, rejects most many, I think about half of those. So, you know, there isn't this flood, this deluge or the swarm of people coming into Europe? And this language, I think is the biggest lie of the refugee crisis that this is a crisis from our point of view. No. Crisis from their point of view. We live in bountiful lambs, and we are the beneficiaries of most of the world's resources. So, you know, if a trickle of people who've lost their homes, their identities their dignity, their children, their families, if they come an Oscar to open the doors. What kind of monsters, would we be to say? No, because I want to hold onto a little bit more of this bounty. So I think it's important to think of it in those terms in the larger global terms on historical terms, frankly, most of the bounty has been gotten because of our historical desire for, you know, to take over because of colonialism you his cooled, the ungrateful refugee and really making the point that people who come here for nothing really almost too afraid to us for anything. They must be grateful for every small crumb that comes the way, I think people tend to look at their own individual situation and feel a ton of gratitude at the beginning. And that's really good. Gratitude of the private thing, it's a very. Healthy private experience. And it's something that brings love between individual people, but I think to have to pasta gratitude to an entire group of people for the rest of your life because an accident of birth put you there, put them here, and then, you know, somebody opened the door that's really very undignified unhealthy. And we shouldn't ask refugees to do this, because of the fact that they do feel such burden of gratitude and than necessity to constantly show, it, there's a lot that they suffered that they don't tell us that we could help in camps. They don't have enough schools as we talked about, when refugees arrive here, often, they have all these little needs that they don't talk to anybody about because they feel like they need to make do already their lives have been saved. So what more can they ask for? And I don't think it's okay for them to think that way, I think that all of us should think, in terms of, you know, I guess the much broader, you know, we are all humans on this earth. We were born in different places. We were born under different circumstances. And you know, we're here to make it all better. So if there is something that is. Missing or terribly wrong even after they arrive, they should feel okay to say so I should just say it's kind of like Paul refugee support. He's always happy when people complain about the food because then it feels as though his shop is the neighborhood shop, and that's I think, really lovely way to think about it didn't area that was speaking to monocle Georgina Godwin, and in his book, cooled, the ungrateful refugee is out now here in the United Kingdom. I'm will be published in the United States in September. Let's have a look at some business news now. Andrew Roma is not children finales, and he joins us on multiple twenty four. Now a comeback. Andrew tennis about the Federal Reserve. Goning. Yes. The, the central Bank for the USA has its regular interest rate decision this week on Wednesday. It's really come quite the story, arc in recent months for the Federal Reserve. As recently as two thousand eighteen it was signaling, it would keep raising kids, just rates throughout the whole of twenty nineteen, but we can economic data, which is really been attributed by a lotta people to the ongoing trade war between the US and China has forced it to, to row back from bullish outlook and recently it's actually been guiding that first of all that interest rates on changed for the whole of this year. And then now investors expecting as many as two incremental cups to its key interest. Right. So the timing is everything here. Isn't it? What happened now but this could happen at a later this year will what will probably get on Wednesday. And who knows exactly what investors are typified at the moment is that, that will be no action on Wednesday, but they will be a change in rhetoric change into the thing that they called the dot plot, which is their forecast for future rates that will be all gearing up for for a in July and then possibly further interest rate cuts off to that. Let's talk a little bit more about the Paris Asha which is on this week and much of the focus has been on Boeing's woes with its seven three seven max and what Abbas can do to transfer Boeing's lunch. Yes. Exactly. So the ash show, huge industry shindig, kicks off in, in Paris today, Boeing and bus normally be for each other to unveil the, the biggest number of orders for new planes. But obviously in the last few months bones being in the news for the wrong reasons with two horrendous crashes involving seven three seven months jet. That's really put Boeing on the back foot for this key showcase the industry bowing out being expected to launch a new range of mid sized jets to the show. But, but now they're more swiping around trying to unveil smaller deals and also to kind of restore their reputation in the industry and an. An Airbus is, is has decided that now the forest time to unveil a new addition to the three twenty family, which traditionally is. Medium to, to, to short rate shorthaul flights. But it says that it's got one which will be able to do out Tra long range. Well, yes, I was really driving Navan house of the moment of the global every plane market is really do -opoly. This is really two players controlling the whole industry Airbus's is not being kind to it's big US ROY is unveiling a whole new planes, including these long, long distance three twenty s and finally, let's talk food. So Friday looking back instead of looking forward. Chewy which the big US online pet retailer, chewy dot com. Went public sold shares on the stock exchange. For the first time. How to really good debut, the Hsieh's Klein sixty percent on, on this happening down Friday, Chubias is one of the fewest that the few companies in the world that manages to at least compete on some level against Amazon oversee the John bam of online retail, so CHU is the second to zone in the pet store sells industry in the US. Raise the billion dollars. Unfortunately, may be for the medium to long most of that money will actually be used to pay down debt at its parents company, which is pets out rather than being used to open up new markets. Curie is actually going to you some of the money as you said to pay off some of smarts debt, which is often what happens when you have an why. Yes, normally company like Uber or company like zoom, which is a, a video networking company that how great recent India says, well, they are raising money to go into new geographies to ramp. The marketing spend to high more employees. That's the typical IPO process. You're bringing in new money you capital and hoping for boost in sales. Chewy parent company had been owned by private equity, they'd been saddled with the load of debt. And so I'm fortunate that they're gonna have to use them to reduce debt rather than than growth. And thank you very much in different joining us on the globalist still to come on today's program. Do we really need a world show? Host find out who the winners and losers. A little later on twenty four. UBS global financial services from with over one hundred fifty years of heritage built on the unique dedication of people we bring fresh thinking perspective to I work, and we know that it takes a marriage of intelligence and haunt to create lasting value for Clinton's. It's about having the right ideas, of course, but was about having one of the most accomplished systems and unrivaled network of global experts. That's why at ABS we pride ourselves on thinking small to, to make a real difference. Tune in weekly to the bulletin with UBS for the latest insights, and opinions from UBS and experts from around the world. To most week Moldova had a crisis caused by failure to form a government. Now it has a crisis coast by government being formed. Andrew Mueller explains how events unfolded and looks at what might happen next. Moldova's forays into the headlines rare explain seeking to explain Moldova should probably therefore start with the basics. It's just next to the top right-hand corner of Romania alongside the border with Ukraine population, three million and change about the same size as Belgium independent since the collapse of the Soviet Union in nineteen. Ninety-one. If you have read all hood much about Moldova before, now it has probably being about the part of Moldova that wishes it wasn't part of Moldova. This is the strange geopolitical normally of the Preakness strove, Ian Moldovan Republic, better known as Transnistria a sliver of land squeezed between the Denise to river and Ukraine, which operates as a sort of Soviet Russia theme park. Transnistria still erect statues of Lenin flow as the hammer and sickle on its flag and has become a staple destination for chortling travel. Writings. Also in the least visited country in Europe. The fact is that more people visit my local Tesco every day visit Moldova every year, but it is in Moldova proper, where curious things are refute this week to the extent that as we go to where it's not entirely clear who if anyone is rolling. The country Mennea Russia. This question has being boarding for that wants to site for years. And these elections are out exception through main players through Bharti's that will likely for the parliament, socialist party that has pro Russian Democratic Party that is rather pre Rabin and Italy formed opposition bloc coom, that is strongly briefing of these Bernie Shaw. Aw, its roots in Moldova's, most recent general election back in February. It was a close run thing, the pro Russian socialist party finished first, but the e u democratic Ponti and a alliance finished a close second and third respectively. Nobody had a parliamentary majority. Confusing matters further, where plausible allegations of vote-buying ballot stuffing and other shenanigans largely on the part of the socialist. Attentive to happen, and then people will regain the trust in the country, and then start building democracy will strength in the state, these accuses which would what citizens and not for a some. Could both to some months of inconclusive wrangling this past weekend? The pro Russian socialists and the pro e you a comb alliance agreed to form an unlikely governing coalition to be led by the alliance's Maya Sunday, previously Moldova's minister of education, who would become prime minister Moldova's eighth prime minister this decade, the country is no stranger to political crisis. Yes. Cutting chunk Asuka Dada. I gotta villa guilty of this arrangement was challenged by Democratic Party leader and feminist Lee wealthy agok Vlad to blow hot New York v socialist and a comb headed knitted that the principal common core's was preventing New York becoming any more powerful in Moldova than he already is plop Neo claimed vade narrowly missed the ninety day deadline for the fixation of election results to foam, new government, and that president eagle, Dodon himself, allied to the socialists, should therefore, have called new elections, Moldova's constitutional, court known to be heavily staffed by associates of plot New York agreed with into protection of a technicality suspended president Dodon and replaced him with previous prime Minister Pavel Filip of flood plot nukes, Democrats, as temporary acting president, Philip dissolved, parliament and Cole. New elections for September sixth. But president Dodon Andy socialist ako alliance have refused to recognize this directive, this meant that by Sunday, roughly everybody in Moldova had grounds for suspecting nefarious hidden forces had enacted coup d'etat against the preferred party by Monday, the socialist, Achim coalition and the Democratic Party will each acting like they were in charge conducting symbol, tiniest rival cabinet meetings in Chisinau, Moldova's capital, Maya Sundays ministers, met in parliament, Paul Phillips, in government house students of history will be aware of how will having to governments at once usually works out for a country. As to what happens in the days and weeks ahead, the only reasonable hope is, as little as possible, obscure local difficulties in this part of Europe have had a habit of spreading Russia, which has fifteen hundred troops idly next door in Transnistria says it backs the socialist ako coalition the US the EU and NATO have issued statements coaling full restraint dialogue and so on, but essentially respecting the February election results and the full, the socialist Achim coalition. There are some causes for up to this OSHA Achim coalition is effectively, a government of national unity yoki together, Moldova's pro Russian conservative voices and its pro e u center. Right. Which means it has support among all dove is older generations. And it's young been middle classes, as well as from Moscow, and Brussels, it does in feary command, a handy, parliamentary majority. And if it has taken a stand on the principle, that one businessman shouldn't get to own an entire country that shortly KENDALL to be a thing. Twenty four on. Thank you. Andrew listening to monocle twenty four. Let's look at today's newspapers. Join me once again, this is the US says expert Jacob parakeets and even rummaging through the papacy. We didn't need to him time on Monday. Thank you Jacob fan. So starting on the front page of the international New York Times, the story that was released on the internet over the weekend, and costs certain amount of consternation US plants digital mind in Russia's power grid. And there are a couple of things here, one is the fact that the US is apparently increasingly aggressively using its ability to implant, both surveillance, and sort of what are called land mines. And the story to basically thing that sit within a power grid. Waiting to be activated by remote signal. Not physical, of course, but pieces of code that could potentially shut down or disrupt service in the event of a more open conflict. That's one level the other level is this story came from somewhere and the way, the story is written. It apparently not only that the Trump administration that the president himself signed off on increasing broadly, speaking, the powers of the intelligence community undertake these operations. But also that someone in the intelligence community thought they needed to tell the New York Times about it, which suggests that the president wasn't briefed on it. And they thought that having it released semi publicly having some information about this would safeguard it should he decide to withdraw the operation using this adjusted as the President Trump wasn't briefed on it might not have been to it happening. Yeah. I mean, the clearly divide between the president and the civil service and the intelligence community about Russia. The other interesting thing here is that some of these powers were given to the Defense Secretary in last military authorization act without much notice. Of course, the Defense Secretary is not someone who's been Senate confirmed yet. So you have an acting secretary of defense using powers that have not been that we're not sort of fully examined by congress. At the behest of president who apparently hasn't been fully briefed on what's going on. And what's interesting, though, is that this has been happening for years. Why release this information now about this particular operation part of the disag- Ling part of it is, is letting the Russians know the Russians who tend to have less of a vigorous domestic debate over the appropriateness of certain forms of digital surveillance and sabotage. Have been apparently surveilling and planting the similar types of Mel wear in American power grids, so part of this publicly signalling to Russia, in an unmissable way. We have this to don't turn off our power grid because we'll off yours. Right. Okay. Let's move onto the next door that you've found so things ramping up in this low level scale between Russia and the United States Russia and the United Kingdom trying to find a way back off to souls, Braith. That's a long journey. It is. So this is the guardian page one talking about how how bad relations between Russia and the UK have gotten how essentially the British diplomatic presence in Russia has been reduced to an absolute skeleton crew, which also limits Britain's ability to understand what's happening within Russia. But the prime minister, though, the though, she's on her way out is looking for a way to potentially meet with humor Putin at the g twenty at the end of the month and find some kind of stable middle ground. Whether that involves some kind of Russian I think it's too much to ask that the Russians. Will apologize for what happened in Salisbury. But some kind of guarantee that it wouldn't happen again. Seems to be the the British position and it wouldn't happen. Again is, is one thing. But it's I don't know. I think the script on the sex Kripa poisoning have become very, very big news in the last couple of days, given the, the reaction after the, the, the poisoning of the foam Russian spy, my boys Johnson, then foreign secretary he's been touting as his reason that he should become prime minister given the fact that Bryce Johnson said that he acted quickly he acted extensively. And he sent a very clear diplomatic message out. That's the the, the message coming from Boris's camp. I think the. The counter argument that would beat that. Responding in some capacity, short of, you know, sending the af over to drop some bombs on Saint Petersburg was an absolute necessity that he did what was required. So it was sort of a minimum to the minimum standard, but not necessarily a sign of actual sort of forward leaning leadership from Johnson. Okay. Let's move to the financial times, the continuing row over the attacks on to oil tankers in the Gulf, among over the weekend, the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, pointed the finger strongly to Ron and said that meshes be taken to ensure a oil will feel security. What's the FTC? So the F T is essentially saying that the, you have these two very large actors, they're two separate articles one about Saudi Arabia one about the US the Saudis are saying, well, we ever want to say, we don't wanna war. The Saudis are saying, we don't want a war. But we are willing to defend our interests and the thing that's important context there is the extent to which Saudi Arabia has expanded a huge amount of money on their military, and particularly their ballistic missile program, which hasn't gotten a lot of press, but Saudi Arabia does have a separate branch of its. I'm not sure of a separate branch receptor formation within its military, it has quite a large number of Chinese designed intermediate range ballistic missiles, and, of course while they don't have nuclear weapons as far as anyone knows. There are some stories about their relationship with Pakistan, whether there are some pucks, tiny weapons that are your marked for use by the Saudis, if absolutely necessary. It's a real threat. The Saudis also have a pretty considerable air force. So when they make these kinds of threats, there is actually a significant military capacity behind it, and it's going to be restrained by Washington, because the article below that is about Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Trump Trump. Vacillates as he does between. Well, I'd like to talk to the Iranian leadership. I think we could do a deal. And this very, very tough talking. He's not as authentic committed to aggressive action as Bolton. But of course, Bolton knows how to work loves of government, much better does expose vulnerability of energy and oil. Trump's vote doesn't. Yeah. And the, the there, there's a little bit of dispute over exactly how much of the world oil supply comes through the stretch for moose but enough. So that, if there were a disruption, there would almost certainly be a price shock everywhere. The Saudi energy ministry said, they must be rapid and decisive response to the threat of energy supplies. You talked about in a retaliation this, how realistic prospect is any of that. I don't think the Saudis would launch a full-scale attack against Iran without buying from the US. I think if the Iranians unambiguously attacked the Saudis, the Saudis. Respond that they would do so in the confidence that the US would swoop in fairly quickly. So I, I don't think the Saudis, the Saudis are pretty heavily engaged in their dirty war in Yemen. I don't think they particularly want to fight a second front, a directly against Iran and less. Of course, they have a whole coalition, including the world's preeminent military power on their side. Finally, the pay per view, wouldn't be pay per view without some mention of Brexit and indeed, tied note to the conservative party leadership contest, an interesting debate held last night and Mongol the leading candidates. The leading candidate Boris Johnson who had an empty lack and represent him. An empty lectern which the other is kept gesturing at and saying this guy here should note, I'm looking at the times. And also the telegraph the times big headline leadership contenders. Clash over no deal. Brexit. And then inside spread with huge photo of all the five and the. Empty lectern the telegraph for which Boris Johnson is very well. Renumerated columnists lead with Boris fast internet for every home by twenty twenty five which is I would say, surprisingly, shameless, except I'm not really surprised by the telegraph shameless this on this particular front anymore. Detect citizen, new voice. Take your parakeets. Thank you very much in deep adjoining to the paper review, the globalist monocle seven fifty hit in London. Quick look at today's edition of the monocle minute Reese James explains how the Welsh language his playing an important role in reminding people of what the culture is all about. The Welsh national anthem spine tingling finale, by the bar, high has been something of an unofficial rallying cry for language activists move in the century. The Rosen phrase roughly translates, as plead, the Welsh language should live forever. It's inclusion is deliberate, demonstrates the importance of the vernacular place in the country's national identity as one of the oldest surviving tongue. In Europe, KOMO because withstood, the linguistic changes were bought by both the countries Roman in English congress and the rapid industrialization of the nineteenth century, the languages company doing something of Rene Sants, it's politics, even by younger generation that is confident in its skin, and it is increasingly Komen for children from English speaking homes to now attend. Welsh medium school in the nation's capital, Cardiff. The Welsh government is also announced on bishops plans to boost the number of wealth, speaks to one million by twenty fifty it would be no small task in a core of the UK were English still dominates and they should be applauded. Indeed nationalism in Europe can take many of the foams, but the Welsh slam which is a great advancement for the civility of no way from what you're about, as Monaco's Reese James of the story from today's edition of the multiple minute. Sign up daily Email bulletin at monocle dot com. Finally, the caliber of would show hosts can determine whether the whole event becomes a glorious riotous celebration, or a straightforward disaster. So the Emmys it considering ditching the present to all together and tell us more. The phone critic Karen, Christina vich me now nicely back laughing. Thing you the night, south wins or loses depending on the host that is true. I mean, obviously, sometimes if they're being rude to guests play music over their heartfelt things. Then that's not so good either or it runs over people don't like that. But generally, yes, if you've got a bad host, people would turn off though people do turn off. They show after eleven o'clock at night, you lose hundred thousand viewers a minute. Here's done it. Well in the past, and who's in who's a sting, okay? The reason the reason okay, this is all about numbers. And because it's trendies world about trends. So last year that Oscars suddenly went without a host. I mean obviously they've done it before. But and the ratings were really high, they were six point four with huge huge figures of twenty six twenty six million now last year's Emmys had a two point four ratings, the lowest in history, with ten point two million viewers. So the Oscars leading the way and they think. Emmys are going. Well, maybe we should do that too, because we're really bleeding viewers. I mean last year, Kate McKinnon and Keenan Thompson walked out of the top of the show, and everybody was like, oh host, but then they didn't. And then will they knew they weren't going to, because it was Colin Jost, and Michael, Michael j, but the only real unexpected capper was a wedding wedding proposal by an Oscar director. So there you go. So how we got to this stage, we've got to the point, okay? The Oscars decided to ditch it the disowns ditch they're not sure they're saying that they might, but they okay they're nominating on the twenty second of July, the show is the sixteenth, July. The show is the twenty second of September. But by now no me, we would know who is in the running apart in the in the past. It's been earliest genuine as monster lives. They've seal the presenter, the EMMY still say that they won't a perfect host how likely is that happen. Well, social media's putting a lot of pressure on the hosting job. And Jimmy Fallon said it's, it's a it's a really tough job. And it's kind of thankless never mind, the money, but people are saying that my Rudolph would be a really great host. And I think that she would ping all the all the boxes but I think what they're trying to do because this year, a lot of great shows icon shows are coming to the end, and they're thinking, well, let's just shift away from host and concentrate on the shows. So individual hosts for each award will give the platform to the show that wins the idea, and that seems to make perfect sense. It worked for the Oscars. I wonder what it says about the caliber of hosts, nine days or indeed, the month field, that hosting a show has become. We have seen seismic changes in the way that. Hollywood showbiz television has been dealing with allegations of racism, metoo in, you do have a feeling that you, you walk into a very, very dangerous place when you step on the stage when your host it is it is. I mean in, in analog days, pre internet, it was, it was a, it was a great honor, and it was wonderful and you had fun but was much more relaxed. And now Kevin Hart step down for the Oscars, because they found some old homophobic, tweets and social media, and also your history really council lot, and even if you're really good, comedian, like a lot of the people are Saturday live on NBC. It's hosting a three hour show with lots of variables and things can still go. Wrong is a real poison chalice. And I think a lot of people just feel like it's just not worth it. I'm Andy sambergen hosted the show in twenty fifteen and he was from NBC anyway. And for the Oscars. Well, I mean, we've had really old comedians but they want somebody trendy in who's willing to put themselves on the line. And as we even with the BAFTA 's, I mean, we thought that, you know, nobody could could make a problem there, but it is getting to be really problematic. So I think maybe going host free could be the trend for all the shows in the future. What would we lose if that happen? Well, the scary thing about not having a host is that it's sort of like it seems weird and it seems bitty. We don't have anybody to hold their hand this very long walk through very dark woods. It's sort of like having ship. Without a captain in the ship is three hours long doesn't matter them. I wonder actually, whether those the opportunity and some people said that this is an opportunity to have more fun with the full, Matt that they can stop playing around, and in actual fact, it's probably moving to a good place now that we have a host free. I think it's a good thing. I do particularly with 'em is because they have a hard out unlike the Oscars. Which don't they can run onto four hours. But the Emmys have to be three hours long they stop strictly at eleven PM eastern standard time. And I think that there is some play with the format, but with time restrictions, and moving things along, and not dropping out awards, maybe less fun than we might think the carrying on of it. Thank you very much, David. Joining his own monocle twenty four. That's all we have time for today's program any, thanks produces. Mockus hippy, and Ben Ryland ARA such as Daphne Chinese, and Nick Minnie's stadium manager Kenya scarlet with editing. Help from Noor Hurrell off the headlines on the way on the briefing is live at midday in London the globalist returns at the same time tomorrow. San seven AM London, time, eight AM breakfasting in Zurich hope, you can join me for that, if you can for now, though, from me, m Elson goodbye. Thanks for listening. Have a great week.

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Coronavirus 4 1 1 news, updates, hotspots and information for 08-28-2020 COVID-19 AM Alert

Coronavirus 411

03:54 min | 2 months ago

Coronavirus 4 1 1 news, updates, hotspots and information for 08-28-2020 COVID-19 AM Alert

"This is corona virus one, the latest covid Nineteen Info and new hotspots just the facts for Friday August. Twenty eight twenty twenty the FDA has granted an emergency use authorization for a five dollar covid nineteen test. It gives results in fifty minutes. Iowa will close all bars and taverns in six counties. North Carolina State is asking all students who live on campus to move out by September sixth the University of South Carolina is considering closing the campus as cases double in one day. Alabama extends the mandatory mask requirement for another five weeks delta his put over two hundred. Passengers on a no fly list for refusal to wear a mask Lebanon recorded their highest daily increase Thursday with six hundred, eighty, nine new cases. South Korea increased restrictions in Seoul, Germany will introduce stricter measures to keep the virus at bay including fines for not wearing a mask, extending a ban on large gatherings and avoiding non essential travel to high risk areas. The UK government is encouraging citizens to return to the workplace German health officials said, they planned to have a vaccine ready by early twenty, twenty one, the locations of hot spots, the US and country diagnoses in a moment. Hotspots displaying fester rates of growth as of August, twenty seventh according to The New York Times Guam. Top Ten US counties is the Kwena Mississippi East Feliciana and Madison Louisiana Chatahoochee Georgia Pony and Harper Kansas loose Michigan mandaric and Madison Texas Radford Virginia Globally Aruba Turks and Caicos Saint. Martin Maldives. Peru. Bahrain Panama. Argentina to. Costa Rica, Brazil Israel Columbia Spain Moldova, and Kuwait, there have been five, million, eight, hundred, sixty, nine, thousand, six, hundred, ninety, two confirmed cases of Covid, nineteen in the United States and one, hundred, eighty, thousand, eight, hundred, fifty, seven deaths there were forty, five, thousand, five, hundred, sixty, one new cases reported yesterday the ten states with the highest case counts California, six, hundred, ninety, two, thousand, nine, hundred, Fifteen Texas, six, hundred, twenty, three, thousand, six, hundred, Forty, seven, Florida six, hundred. Eleven thousand nine hundred eighty, three, New York four, hundred, thirty, six, thousand, eight, hundred, fifty, two, Georgia, two, hundred, forty, seven, thousand Seventeen Illinois two, hundred, twenty, nine, thousand, five, hundred, Ninety, eight, Arizona two, hundred, thousand one hundred seventy to New Jersey one, hundred, ninety two, thousand three, hundred, ninety, three, North Carolina one, hundred, sixty, one, thousand, seven, hundred, fifteen, Tennessee one, hundred, forty, six, thousand, one, hundred, eighty, three the five countries with the largest daily increases according to the WHO India. Seventy seven thousand two, hundred, sixty, six, Brazil, Forty, seven, thousand, one, hundred, sixty, one, Argentina, ten, thousand, five, hundred, Fifty Colombia ten, thousand one hundred forty to Spain seven, thousand two, hundred, Ninety six, the ten countries with the highest overall case counts Brazil three million seven hundred sixty, one, thousand, three, hundred, ninety, one, India, three, million, three, hundred, Eighty, seven, thousand, five, hundred, Russia nine, hundred, seventy, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, thirty, Peru, six, hundred, twenty, one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, seven, south. Africa six, hundred, eighteen, thousand, two, hundred, eighty, six, Columbia, five, hundred, eighty, one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, five, Mexico five, hundred, seventy, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, fourteen, Spain, four, hundred, twenty, nine, thousand, five, hundred, seven, Chile, four, hundred, four, thousand, one, hundred to Argentina three, hundred, eighty, thousand two, hundred, ninety two for the latest updates subscribe for free to grow virus four one one on your podcast APP or ask Your Smart Speaker to play the Garona virus four one, one podcast, sound. That brands.

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New Atheist on the Block #443

Thank God I'm Atheist

1:00:54 hr | 5 months ago

New Atheist on the Block #443

"Every buddy guys well from beautiful. Salt LAKE CITY UTAH. It's thank God I mean he is the podcast. I'm Frank Feldman and I'm Dan Beecher and coming up to date Dan. There's a new atheist on the block. They're they're always. We are gaining ground. Every which way but the Abbot Christian boy band number right. Yeah now yeah. We got high profile Christian who has lost his faith. Yeah and what was it i? It's a band I've never even heard of it. But anytime you get high profile Christian coming over to the dark side yeah I start to wonder. Is this going to be good for us? And that's of course asking because why wouldn't be good for us. There are reason. Okay all right well. That's very exciting. Yeah Yeah so. Stick around for that but but let's do some some stories first. Okeydokey Dan boy. Where do I start? Oh no I'll start with this. One mold then Moldova Moldova. Yeah Moldova Shirt Moldova right. It's a church that I'm going to be talking about. Oh or I should say. The Orthodox Church in Moldova has denounced the potential covid vaccine as an anti-christian plot. Oh Yeah Oh yeah yeah. They're they're getting they're getting out there. Quick early good. They wanted to stay ahead of these things. Oh yeah absolutely. Do you know they say that it's a satanic plan microchip people and at least to introduce other foreign devices into the human body and this is so just like straight down the standard conspiracy theory line believable. Let's see they can't. This was a press release right from the Church success. Global Anti Christian system wants to introduce microchips into people's bodies with whose help they can control them through five g technology. The claim that Bill Gates you know of course everybody gates. He's new anti Christ. Once Obama left office and disappointingly wasn't the Anti Christ They find one quick. They've been looking trying. Different people on is but gates guy. Yeah so he's apparently the one behind creating this microchip technology And died they plan on introducing into the population through a covid vaccine? The the statement says quote vaccination introduces nanoparticles into the body. The react to the waves transmitted by five G. Technology and allow the system to control humans remotely. Wow what in the fuck where? It's what it's amazing. Listen there was a there was an article that came out. I actually talked about this on How TO HURTIG? There was an article that came out that said that forty percent of United States Republicans believe. That's true then the whole thing. There's like you know not necessarily the five G. or the whatever but like the Bill Gates is going to try and like Mo- microchip forty percent of Republicans in the US. Believe God this is just all somebody like Alex Jones has to do is just like think it up say and then everybody believes it whether this came directly from him or not but like his he did. He started he. Actually you did. He never never never mind any of that like this. Is I don't understand these conservative Christian types who are seemingly like what what what do they have against medical intervention and protecting themselves against something that maybe wouldn't hurt them specifically very much but that on a grand scale is going to hurt a lot of people. I'll tell you why not be part of the solution instead of and like the an seriously it's anything that comes down the pike with with covid nineteen. They're dead set against any of helping them. Whether it's masks of social distancing like Christianity is just better than that and it's like Yuck is wrong with you people because they're covered in Christ's blood which is so much better and they're they're safe there. It's all just a hoax anyway. Yeah unfortunately there's a far too much on the Internet and far too little far too few people who are able to actually think their way to Healthy thinking about anything these days so mask and why to me. What did T mobile do? How did they up well? I think that was another non. Somebody somebody just said. Hey Watch out for five G. The they're putting their crazy like. Why are you towers are being installed like what was it? And then at somebody just said it and all they have to say it and then everybody loses their goddamn minds. They're being trained to not believe any official story. That comes out so excited. They believe that what I don't understand is if you if you if you're so like unwilling to believe anything right that's real. What is it about the most crazy the most insane thing imaginable? Why is that the one you pick? Yeah have you read their book because I read a lot of their book? And it's like if you believe in that book than you expect crazy like that's how you think the is supposed to work is like insane machinations and evil coming from every every corner of the earth and so you see a five. G. Tower being put in your sight. Oh my God that's GonNa kill us. That's commonly kill us that Satan right there. I'm pretty sure you see them. Being installed around town like fucking everywhere. Yeah it's it's good it's The they're putting demons directly into the airwaves. Great well I'M GONNA. I'm GonNa talk a little bit about you. Know Pete. People want to get back to their regular lives with this whole covid. Nineteen thing they just. They're ready to get back and I've been driving around town here and seen plenty of people doing just that They are not. There's no pandemic anymore as far as at least half our countries concerned. Yeah I mean I wish I was right there with them to be honest so fucking tired of this thing. Get the impulse right. Like oh I get it to its and have people bring me things rate I missing. I WANNA go to movies. But having a having the desire for it to be a certain way doesn't affect how the world actually is. And unfortunately that's the desire is winning over the actuality in a lot of ways and one of those ways is church. And here's the thing. Church is probably one of the worst things you could do if you want to avoid getting a pandemic virus because it has people gathering in crowds. It is people singing and breathing incredibly heavily to directly at each other. Yeah apparently seeing like one of the worst things right rejecting so much and you're like and wide open the whole time. Viewing Fourth of virus right. Yeah taking deep breaths in and then pushing lots of air out so church couldn't be a worse idea but everybody's really really really interested in making any church opening up again. Maybe one of the requirements for church reopening. Dan Is that we should require humming. Great Indian Yeah right issue everybody Kazoo and then put a filter on the end of it anyway. So here's how this is playing out last week. Donald Trump made the announcement that he was now. Changing the A worship service to an essential thing which you know there was this category of essential businesses or whatever which were things like grocery stores you know. I think just sort of things that people could really not get by without and now he's put worship services on that list. Well what does that mean? Not much? Because of the governor's kind of in charge of how their states open things up and But he then went ahead and threatened. The governor's saying if they try to overrule me. I will overrule them or whatever which is hilarious because he had literally no way of doing that at least no legal means of doing that but that was his big threat and then. But here's the funny thing is that for weeks. Trump refused to release the CDC had drafted documents for how to safely reopen churches and trump refused to release it Thinking that it was government overreach with churches or whatever so finally has said he's going to release those we don't I I couldn't find them yet except in a leaked version. That would be a you know a a draft that. Ap got their hands on Meanwhile you've got places like California where they're looking at how to how to possibly reopen churches most of California California's in a A phased reopening plan. It's a four stage plan. And they're basically in phase two of that plan or at least most of most -fornia is and reopening. Churches ISN'T UNTIL FACE THREE RIGHT. So that's kind of funny And Basically California. They're their framework that would permit it. They announced their framework that would permit counties to allow impersonal worship services which included you know you have to have fewer than one hundred worshippers there. Everybody's got to have their temperature taken to come in limited singing and group recitations meaning you. We don't all say the Lord's prayer at the same time because that stupid and like not sharing prayer books or him hymnals or whatever. I don't think these people making these rules understand. What church is all about right? I am going to say that I'm actually kind of saying seriously right. Like like not in defense of Church but in defensive like we let you think these Christians are going to be happy with that right. You know. It's like test of the Christian Honesty 'cause if they're legit than they should follow these guidelines to think that like Rome is coming after them right now right like Israel and that's that's where this is like I would almost just say open. Oh God just do it. Let them let because like I know. It's awful but it's what they want. It gets rid of any kind of persecution thing that they feel like they're going through right now and they get to see the consequences of it. Yeah accept the consequences of it also involves the rest of no problem. I mean that is the problem but so but anyway wish you could just put it a little dome over that church know like right you can. You can go to church. You just can't leave. Yeah we'RE NOT GONNA go ahead go in. We'll we'll we'll you? You know you can just sit there and church. Yeah Yeah So. Here's an interesting side note to this whole affair. Which is that there is. And we've we've reported on this a Congressional Free Thought Caucus I think it's like maybe four members of Congress but they did issue a lengthy statement that was talking about how the basically accused The the trump administration of shredding the US Constitution in order to To to get the churches reopened which I think is an interesting tact to take they say basically because basically trump is just buying into this whole thing toward trump doesn't care he just wants. He just knows that he can't lose anymore. Us voters so he just wants to please be protecting them right because he's going there large number of the voters. I mean not not a massive number but a large number are going to get sick and potentially die right right or at least you know you have one member of a congregation die and the rest of them go. Maybe trump was not so smart as we thought he was after all now happen. That's the way I days so they're pretty convinced. He's there little savior. Well they are but those ones he's got you know the people that are that convinced he doesn't have to do anything to get some around. That's he's he's being really dumb here hopefully anyway Yeah I mean most assuredly he's being dumb might just be really lucky. Yeah it'll be interesting to see what happens but yeah it was. It was interesting that he got called out by a small group of Congress people. I can't believe how silent it feels like. Congress has been about all of this but there you go. Oh yeah well Dan Yeah. One reason that he probably wants to get churches back open Has To do with the fact that When churches are closed there's no collection plate going around. Well that's true right. And so there's The churches especially your smaller. Little churches are seeing just massive falloffs in in giving right now in large part because the plates not going around but also because a lot of their their members right there the congress and the congregants are laid off. Have this ridiculous unemployment rate overnight essentially And so if they have any waiters bartenders hairdressers Anything Service Industry Right. Essentially anything service industry They they don't have money to be giving right. And and this this article I read about this actually had a very interesting statistic that I was unaware of Which is so. Were talking specifically in this article about this. This one Sixty five member EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN JACKSON MISSISSIPPI. And then it says that about half of. Us congregations are the size of this congregation or smaller. What that's a doral horrible raise five members or or smaller your or and they and so when I started thinking about I was like wow. I guess that's probably true like when you like if when you drive through rural America. They're all those little tiny churches right. Yeah this little ones little French. In Strip malls and storefronts since exactly right and it's just all the small small small small small churches and so when when you start thinking about that. And how fragile those those ministers and their their ability the both their income in their ability to keep that church open. How fragile that situation as the it is projected that he lot of churches are going to close now. Some of that may be temporarily. You know it's not like the Believers are going to go away in over right And so but a lot of them might go find a larger congregation or a new congregation. Or what have you And it's really going to change the landscape of of of American Christianity and a lot of ways. At least for a while right like I would assume that over time the economy comes back. Whatever that these smaller people who are more prone to a small religious community might seek out new ones as other pastors? Open them up again like but at least for the time being These these places are are are in trouble and I don't feel badly about that but But it's a fact and it and it makes it makes you wonder about the future for you know every time there's a big shakeup in the American religious landscape. I figure that soup that helps us. Every every time like people are given pause and think about religion sort of in autopilot mode. I figured that helps us out so I'm all for it. That's that's an interesting. It's an interesting thought. Little Yaas helps us out. Yeah I think we'll see another a big drop in Christianity in in the coming months. Well I'm going to talk now about a story that I think we. We may have talked about this way back in twenty sixteen Which is a story about a kid who who her young man who was a special needs kid and his mom put him into the big brothers big sisters program so that he could have just a mentor or somebody. That's to guide him which is great which is cute until the mentor. That he got his big brother took him and a without getting permission from the family baptized him. Yeah and there was a whole big thing about that you know. Obviously that is an awful thing to do to. Apparently the kid was traumatized by the whole thing because he didn't understand what was happening and he didn't he didn't know why he was going to be held under. He explained to them that he was afraid and they told them this is fine and and they went ahead and yeah. This was an immersion. Baptism baptism. So they just splash him under the water against his will and against and without getting any consent from parents. Anything like that. Oh my God well. They filed a criminal. Charges filed a report Hoping for criminal charges which apparently because there was no physical harm to the child the physical. The criminal charges were dropped which I think is insane because trauma is trauma and it doesn't need to be physical but I don't know how it works. I'm not a lawyer anyway. Then they filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the mother and her husband and they went after the local chapter of big brothers. Big Sisters and the Guy. The Guy who was assigned to the kid and the pastor who performed the thing and The a the there was a coin court appointed Guardian Ad Lib Him. I don't know what that means. Who apparently was showing up and And proselytizing to the family and stuff so like all of these people were named in this big federal lawsuit to Christ and that also died. They also they. They basically the The judge basically said that there was no there was no There was nothing there which I think is crazy Yeah the judge said that the that the Guardian wasn't a government actor so the the charge against her couldn't be could couldn't go forward and neither with these were the big brother and Blah Blah Blah. He was a volunteer. Anyway that got tossed out so in April of eighteen American atheists. Who is who is hoping this family sued again in State Court? Arguing that The people were in violation of at least Ohio Law if not Federal Law Oh okay and that was that was back in twenty eighteen two years ago finally. Now after all of this time they there has been a settlement now. We don't know what the what the terms are of that settlement. But apparently according to American atheists the family is pleased with the outcome. So no all right there. You go all of that for something. That is so clearly unethical so diabolically gross and they had to go through all of that and be turned down by so many like and there's just no help from any corner until finally four years later they have. They have some sort of solution assault by religion right. Yeah just crazy. Is this crazy like the balls on these guys to think that they can just do that. You know Lord knows. Our former religion used to love to do that. There was a whole program for the missionaries to go out and like just baptize. The kids just to get the numbers going. Virtually my mission was not one of those. Yeah I wouldn't have worked where I was. I don't know I think they did that. Mostly in developing countries. Yeah yeah all right Dan. Yeah Oh my God this story. I should have done a better sort of like stories sandwich. Because this one's a good one but it is a covert story so there is Let's see there was a priest a Hindu priest as far as I can tell who walks into a bar walks into a bar seventy year old priest who Apparently had vision goddess The appeared to them. They do and said that the the thing that needed to be done in order to get rid of this whole covid nonsense Is it he needed to behead somebody? Oh God and so. There was a fifty five year old man who was in the on the premises of the temple. That where this prese worked. And he was praying. God comes in with the size and starts hacking his neck. Jesus Christ beheads them And is subsequently arrested. Yeah and covert still around. Damn it you made. It didn't work her after all of that he obeys the crazy vision in his head. Suppress it work. First of all impressed that there was a side lying around bats amazing. Yeah Oh my God that is horrific and so he's just like any he's apparently he still just like. Yeah no the is told me to do it. And it's like okay but wasn't there like a quid pro quo. Here was the she said that if you did it this would happen didn't it? Didn't you did your part. She's a shot. Did did the goddess say anything about you having temporal lobe epilepsy. Because maybe wasn't a goddess you'll notice tournier who knows very much so avoided any names just insane was it just was it. That guy was supposed to be beheaded or just a person. I think it was Yeah fairly haphazard I think like you gotta go get me somebody. He's like okay. You know. I have precedent in Hindu Lore for the removal of heads. But usually you papa an animal head back on there and you're fine Can Get an elephant. Just pop his head on a Ganesh. Yeah I I don't know I don't know how it all works but clearly there's some problem in his had I mean. Was this the first time? This is just the first time you've got caught like you have God's time to do the headings but like you know go get me a finger you know right. Yeah or or yeah kill a cat. I'm sure that yeah. Kill cat for sure. Yeah well Oh my God. That's that's horrific. That is a terrible terrible thing that happened and it didn't work and it didn't work and that's that's that's the real data. Well I'm going to tell you about a terrible thing. It's less terrible. It's just it's an inconvenience. There was an inconvenience in Wisconsin a little bit ago which is interesting What happened was now. Apparently in Wisconsin. The law says that you. If you don't have an efficient for your wedding you can just mutually declare that you take each other as husband and wife or whatever the same sex equivalent wife and wife or husband and husband yeah and and that mutual declaration is enough and about a being bought a boom. You're married okay. So a couple of atheists who obviously didn't want any priests involved in their wedding went to get married and they they signed their their document and said hey we We're just declaring that we're getting married and the clerk apparently denied it also and apparently did so with basically by saying you. Because you're atheist you can't you can't do it. You have to have somebody religious involved. Well how do they know that they were atheists they must have declared it in some way or other so they were they were so somehow the county officials just said that they had to have an efficient in order to proceed because they They needed to be religious Jesus if they had been religious apparently they would`ve. They would've been fine. They would have just been allowed to declare it themselves. But here's the thing when an atheist declare something. Can you even believe him? How do you? How do you even know? They're they're telling the truth so anyway. Old thing some some happy involved in other words what is it. Just just some legal to bring. Yeah dedicate their lives to each other and live together that share their lives. That doesn't yeah shed stupid. Isn't there a third member of this relationship? Isn't there someone you guys are forgetting. Let's get let's get Jesus in the bed with you so yeah. They're they're suing. But that's just some crazy Kooky bananas stuff that's going on out there in the world And listen all you listeners. If you would like to talk to us a right into us about any of this please give us some feedback right right to US podcast. Thank God I made these dot com or call. Leave us a voicemail message. The telephone four two four six six six eight four four. Two voice mails by do call and we love to hear your voice Also go to the facebook page facebook dot com slash. Tgi and click the like button. And while you're there for the TDA members only loud and request the joined is a closed group but we will let you can also follow us on twitter. Oh yeah do that stay tuned. Hey Dan Hey. Have you ever heard of Hank? Kyun kind of cutting man easily not okay Is Guy Right yeah? He has a sermon for us. He's one of those guys. He's going to yell at us a lot but he is certain that well. He's trump has to win again. Otherwise the whole world is going to collapse on us so he. He's he's providing away forward on that front. Sometimes we hear prophecies today. Here's a big one. We'll president trump get reelected in two thousand twenty. Well let me ask you a question. Are you willing to do two things are? You're willing to vote. We are subject to a democracy. It doesn't matter what the Prophets prophesied fully. You have vote. Second it depends. Are you gonNA leave to low the Anti Christ the Party of the non-religious who murder babies? It's okay and they don't care of Churches Open Up infecting tried every angle. They virus to do it. Because they don't have a relation of spending time with God because those who spend time with God have a different perspective and they can see contrary agendas that WanNa Push Scott out of our society poor Scott. Aww Our schools push out of the mindsets and the theologies of our schools in our universities. Why I believe that president trump will be elected. Because I believe there's enough smart people that aren't getting caught up in the fullest rhetoric that the enemy has tried by Yang digit bite on. I believe we have a friend of Jesus Christ and his church. We prophesied February ninth as I wrote about it. Falsely God said because of this administration and I say it again you will find my mercy. You cannot tell me when a president stands up and says we need more prayer in our churches. Prayer is a good thing when a president a month ago calls the nation to pray to the all might take God not to a defeated entity but to the very God that this nation was dedicated to Jesus. Christ yes you invoke. The blessing of God you invoke the mercy of God when President on Friday says. It's time for the churches to open again. We're not reckless people. We're not on compliant. We're not foolish people per sumptuous people. We are people. Think we have invoked and brought forth now God upon us. I'm not saying that there won't be any other cases or deaths. I'm simply saying something is about to shift to where we are going to see. God's hand and God's power in a way that we have not seen before that is going to outweigh what we have had to see over the last few months of this brand new decade. Well that is ISM fire and brimstone. Baby Yeah I mean he is seriously you know like a sound mixers nightmare soft off just yelling like I thought I. I saw the stage kind shake when he was like lassie. That's that's what's GonNa make him. That's what's making him popular. Yeah he likes to get real real big and then he likes to bring you down small. Yeah was the thing at the beginning. Where he's like he's talking about you. Know like Prophesied EITHER PROPHETS. And then he's like and if you don't vote. The prophecy matter fully. Not all the way out and it's like wait a second. Wait a second. Did he just admit that prophecy is just wishful thinking? Yeah Yeah Zenit like it. They don't. I always thought that prophecy. Who's supposed to happen? Yeah to say what's going to happen right if it's if it's not if literally you can vote it away. Yeah it's not a prophecy. Yes just you wanting something at church invites this prop this. This wishful thinker to come thinker. Coming say what you really want right. Donald Trump to serve for firmer administrations. Exactly Oh my God wishful thinker. So we appreciate you we value. You wishful think. Let's take a moment and and wish right along with him right but there are some people who are really really good at wishful thinking. So they're the experts. I almost play. We almost suggested that clip by Mark Taylor. The professional fire the fire fighter who was like quadrupling down on his on his prophecy from way. Back in two thousand fifteen or whatever that Obama was going to be stripped of his presidency. What he meant was he was going to be impeached. But then that didn't happen but he's still doubling down because he's sure that Obama's going to be tried for For treason or whatever Obama Gate. It's Obama Gate. It was really really good. We had some folks right into us. I wanted to get to some some emails. We had Mike Right into us. Who Said Hi Franken? Dan loved the PODCAST. I was listening to your recent episode. Where you were talking about your diminishing faith in humanity. Remember that yeah that was a couple episodes ago. Yeah I have to say I'm in Franks camp on this. Oh I don't know if even a cataclysmic event like the Holocaust happening now would shock America out of this polarized trend toward authoritarianism rising racism basically all the trump era bullshit. We are seeing. I don't know if it's possible to fix things without major changes to our current media culture. I honestly think if there had been the Internet and social media during Hitler's reign. I don't know if they would've ever gotten past it as a society. My he goes on my predictive. My perspective on our current situation as an American is that Americans in general are selfish. Assholes there has been so little need for us to make any real personal sacrifice for the greater good for so long that we have all law all but lost our sense of community sorry for the gloom and Doom. Just my perspective. Yeah Yeah we are a very privileged country and we can learn from I mean yeah maybe like in economic terms for a lot of us right not not all of us right parity in this country areas but even in what is turning into the Second. Great Depression of our you know of the the United States of America. I'm doing fine. You know what I mean like. I'm not doing great. I'm a little worried about my finances surviving and I'm doing fine eating eating your sheltered. You're not too worried about it. At the moment I've got a pretty nice life so so I would say that. Yeah like it's a pretty privileged position to be in and and I think that makes complacency and selfish assholes is a pretty decent way of phrasing. What America's is made of you know who knows maybe maybe we'll be beaten into into some sort of understanding about collective good and stuff. Maybe not. We'll see anyway. Tim wrote into us. Tim said I've had similar thoughts. About how long how? Long Away. From Church it would take to break the habit for many casual churchgoers. This was a reference to our last week's conversation Frank The other thing I wonder is how do they see God's part in all this? I routinely see memes posted to my facebook feed that state something along the lines of never doubt God's in change I guess this is supposed to be comforting. My question is how would any of this be any different? If there was an all knowing all loving powerful God pulling the strings the virus would still play out its life cycle. Humans would still die. What could they point to? That was God that God is doing. I think that's a great question Okay let's assume that you're right and and God is working his miracles. He's just magic and he's making it all happen. How does that help us right now? What possible thing could I look to to feel good about God right now? That's good question us. Yeah it's true. He does up for you know those in time. Struggles down and get to reap all the rewards. I'm pretty sure that as they have done for centuries the believers believe these are the an time struggles. We're not being set up for them. We're in the midst of them. They are around US times. It's really long. It goes like two thousand years. It has been it has been. It's been going on ever since Jesus said this generation will not pass away before this happens and it's just been a really long time personally after I mean it's after two thousand years. I'm a little tired of it. I'm giving up on it entirely the beginning times restarting the clock. There you go. We'll have anybody to think we do. Dan. We have two new patrons on patron these. These kind folk went over to our website. Thank God I'm atheist Dot Com and Click on the support tab and there's some options there and then one of them is to go over to Patriot and where we're running. We've been running a little campaign for a while now And we have quite a lot of supporters on it. And it's and it's it's amazing to have everybody's support and anyway so these two new supporters are both signed up at the older level. We've got to elders elders. Now Dan we can send them on a mission together. You could but elder is more than just missionaries. Ub everybody out there. You might know serve the Mormon missionaries as Elders. If you've ever met one to have this title elder right and it's young is nineteen years old right. But it's actually an office in the priesthood. Hotel built hesitant priesthood. I'm fact and it's IT'S A it's an office That's holds a lot of Of Power what would you call it? A thority sway. I mean an adult man in the church should be an elder everything pretty much all right in his life. He's an elder right. Can you know do any number of of of Ward Callings? Metrics he can. You can do magic tricks. Yeah he's not. He doesn't have enough authority though like lead a congregation. Do stuff like that though. No but he. He's got enough to like go home and make sure his kids get will blessings anyway. So yeah there you go entered the world we have Brennan and we have Joshua thank you guys while amazing and congratulations on your priesthood. And then As always we have our top donor are known and SAVIOR S. Dave Alright. Well you guys are amazing. The wind beneath our wings. We really appreciate you so much And as Frank said if any of you guys out there wants to join them and help support our little 'cause you can go to think automate the DOT com click on the support tavern. It'll help you out in leisure. Appreciate Ya thanks guys so Dan Yeah. There's a new atheist in the world. Dan Yes there is well. I mean every time a human being is born. There's a new atheist in the world but but then they get that sort of like knocked out of them but what we got one of them back. Yeah there's a new one. Yeah Yeah Yeah. You're talking about John Stein Guard. Who's famous of famous guy? Apparently him but the lead singer of the Christian Rock Band Hawk Nelson well. That's that's not a good name. No that's terrible name. Bend name for a backend Nelson Hawk Nelson. They did that. Hungary burs aims into the hat and pull them out to work. He was like okay. We are random name generator. Please don't let it be Banjo. Banjo is a better name anyway. So he recently In a in a lengthy Instagram Post said that he He is no longer a believer in God. So boom okay ourselves. I mean he calls himself Anagnostopoulos as as we all did when we were first taking our our for when dipping our so into the water of non relief. Not me I was like NAFF. You're like fuck that sitting day one. I think I don't know I don't know what wording I used other than just like I stopped being a Mormon and I knew I wasn't mormon in them for a while there I was like I don't know maybe there's a god I didn't seem like and then eventually it was just like okay. Well I guess I just don't have a belief in God I'm atheist that'll be fine anyway. You know here's here's what made me think about win because when a high profile anything we last week did we talk about it on this just on the on the the the patrons only business but there was there was the woman who was Who who who was the Roe in Roe v Wade? Who had deathbed confession that she had been paid? Yeah that was awesome silence. Yeah so here's the thing. When someone switches sides become pretty even higher profile than they might have been beforehand. They're suddenly important. And here's the thing about Somebody like this Josh. What's the name? Oh time guard. John Stein Guard. Johnston guard the thing about somebody like that is he. Could he could parlay this if you WANNA do. It doesn't seem like he wants to but he could parlay this into a you know a meaningful Career as a as a new atheist as a high profile atheist which I don't begrudge him you know what I mean like. That's an interesting move to make. But he's you know when but I always get a little wary of guys of people who are brand new to a to a movement or to a group who then suddenly are you know. Have the opportunity if they choose to to go with it of being a mouthpiece for that group of suddenly representing that group Yeah and it makes me a little nervous. I'll be honest with you ever something like this happens. There's this rush to sort of get out in front of the world and Get them talking about it as just 'cause believe me. I'm all for the visibility that this gives the this gives atheism. You know what I mean. I love it well. The thing that I was reading about this whole thing was the sort of the the dialogue that he's trying to create on his instagram feed. If I remember correctly Where he's kind of like trying to like have a discussion with his followers were extensively fans of his of him in his music. Right right and and I mean that's an interesting thing and you know like you obviously aren't in his position right and then decide to come out as an atheist without their any. I mean there's always a process to get somebody there but like the my guess is he didn't believe for quite a while right. Yeah Right. So He's been going through some self torture a minute time to kind of figure it out. And and here's the deal as long as he doesn't Or anybody sort of in that position as long as they don't stand up and say and be sort of tone deaf enough to to say that that I'm speaking for this community now. Right Right As long as as they're willing just to say hey. This was my experience. I think there's there's incredible value there right. I do too but again as long as they. They sort of do with the proper perspective and dare I say seems to be that he seems to be doing great like he's he's being he's just talking about his experience. And you know I can't imagine how terrifying it must be for him to be perfectly on his entire career. He's got this group of people that has supported him and has looked to him and he at least in there is. He knows he's going to be betraying them. I feel like I feel for the guy like this is a terrifying thing to have to to to go through it. I know of I. You know I've heard so many stories of people who you know priests or pastors who won. Who realize that they didn't believe anymore And it's like your whole career is gone and you've got pastors are screwed right. Yeah I mean this this kid. I haven't listened to music so who now's right but like I'm sure it's very good. I'm sure it's Christian music. One can guess it. There's at least a little bit of skill and talent there right. Sure I don't know that's probably a hard thing to pivot away from. But if he's any good he's got a career you know as some kind of musician waiting form you know even if it's just you know studio musician shoes. Should we write him some atheist song? Oh God I feel like we should. We should just do him that favor just so that he can continue his career. There was one not got a couple of years ago. Wasn't there somebody doing like atheist music and it was like. I don't WanNa make fun of anybody out there. Who's WHO's you know doing doing their thing right right like I remember. I can't remember what context you and I like. It came to our attention for a bit but we were talking about it in the context of the show. I don't think we talked about it on the show and I know I listen to one track and I was just like I don't need music. I mean music is any music. That's not talking about God. Right right yeah and and the thing is what we don't want you don't need music that's like about not believing in a thing that's not that's not health music or I mean you know I it could be about finally feeling free that thing and you know an and about a journey. That's difficult that's free to not believe you have a future in this business. I feel like you're you're just on the spot coming up with hit after I'm free. Know Bryan. You've I just think I you know I. It's it's always so interesting when someone high profile like that comes out and we've seen it a few times As we've done this this podcast of ours. I you know I great. I really actually hope that he turns out to be an awesome ally and I wish him the best and and we'll see where it goes. It's a and maybe he'll start a podcast and instantly have way more followers. The little bastard you better have now fuck Well no like I dunno like we don't need you know talk too much more about it but he the the one thought one final thought that I had was just sort of the one thing that I can also kind of just you know Fr from sort of your initial concerns about this and some standing up to to be potentially dangerous source spokesperson or whatnot. I mean the great thing about the atheists movement is that it's it's broadly a movement right. It's it's it's more a trend than it is a movement right like there's no cohesion. There's anybody who's tried to create. We are weird. Just the biggest of cats as far as because we're free thinkers and we did something hard and kind of unimaginable is rejecting the for a lot of us at least those of us who didn't grow up say theus rejecting the world view that we were presented with our you know growing up and and so like I think that I mean it would be a very short lived attempt to for somebody to stand up and be I am. I'm the leader of these people. Right Right Sean. If any anybody it doesn't matter how high profile if Neil degrasse Tyson said I can speak for. All the atheists of most of the atheists would be like. That's some bullshit community of of contrarians. And right I mean we're by our nature. We are all we are. We are free thinkers and we reject anyone speaking for kind of our game. It's kind of how how coalesce around that. It would be a really cool thing but new do that considering that nature so all right well. Best of luck to Johnston Guard. I hope things go well. I am sorry Hawk Nelson but I'm afraid I won't be buying any of your albums guys just the name Hawk Nelson come hungry yourselves. Do better all right. Well Hey if you guys have anything you'd like to save. You'd like to tell us Ways the read. We should actually appreciate Atheist Music please feel free to write into us. Podcast at thank God. I Made theus DOT COM or call leaves voicemail message. 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Slate Money: Travel: Airline Miles

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Slate Money: Travel: Airline Miles

"Hello. Welcome to sleep money travel. The bonus miniseries slate money, I'm Felix salmon, axios. We normally talk about the business and finance news of the week. But on this series. We're going deep into the business of travel. And specifically today we have the amazing J Soerensen at idea. Jay, how are you? I'm delighted to be on your show. And you basically the person who knows everything there is to know about airline miles and the economics often. So what we are going to do is. We are going to do this deep dive into what our ally in miles. Why do they exist where did they come from? And who is making money from these things and the announcers might well surprise you separately. Surprised me? So all of that is a very special mid treat right here. Coming up on slate money. This episode is brought to you by Comcast business. Businesses always been driven by innovators entrepreneurs and disrupters. That's why the company who built the nation's largest gig speed network is moving beyond beyond connecting your business. Helping you provide better experiences beyond the best for your money to the best for your business and even greater value. The on fast to providing more than any other provider provides Comcast business beyond is it. Comcast business dot com for more. Keying in the capital of Moldova is. Bonus points. If you get this win, right? I have absolutely no idea. What this what the capital of Moldova is? So I think we can we can start off this amazing episode of slate money travel by learning the capital of Moldova. What is Mr James Arnson, and what is the capital of Moldova? It is kiesha now. Okay. And and is it a place? I should visit on is a good place to go. Does it have good food? Well, have we actually begun the the interview? This is all on the Recco. Basically, you thought you were coming on slate money to talk about like won't one cow about the economics of airline miles. In fact, all we want to know is can get good food in the kisha now. Well, you know, I actually I actually was in quiche now, and I had a wonderful Georgian meal. So but Moldova is a very challenge spot in the planet in terms of its it's politics, it's Konomi. And it's it's people. It's. Moldova needs a whole lot of care and attention from the rest of the world because it's a it's a tough place. Okay. I will go L keep my plans. My my Slovene plans. I have a I have a whole plan of doing a kind of Spinella Nick list architecture tour at some point. So keep those plans I want I want change that to to to going to Moldova. There's these things that are nicknamed Stalin's birthday cakes and they were gifts of the Soviet Union. And they're they're typically like the main building in some of these former Soviet capitals like Riga has one Warsaw has won in a row. And I don't know for mania was Bucharest was gifted one, but these are brutalized structures that that have at tiered sort of a fact that look like a birthday cake or wedding cake. And there. Are pretty hideous. And they're they're they're a delightful reminder of of what the Soviets did in terms of damaging architecture. I stayed in one of those ones I feel like the Sheraton hotel in Safiya Bulgaria is is one of those which is actually actually the perfect segue. Because the reason I was the reason I was staying in the hotel in Sophy about GARRETT'S because I was giving a talk that. But I was also accumulating my Sheraton points, which I was getting by by by using my stall would American Express cud. And and so I have stayed in many Sheridan the line properties. Over the years. They looked me in three my to my heart, and I became a loyal stall would pass. And of course, that's all over. Now, they book by merit. But but this is exactly what we wanted to talk to you about which is. Like, why did these points exist, and who is making money off them? And so I guess the place to start is just we should have done this ages ago. If you just introduce yourself and explain to us who you are. And how you manage to get into this curious corner of the capitalist world. Well, I I am an airline professional. I worked I started my airline career nineteen Eighty-four working for actually before that for a small little regional airline than that. I worked for when I was in college. But my first real airline job was with an airline called midwest express. That was basin Wisconsin or more walkie, and I worked for twelve years instructor of marketing in while it was there help start the frequent flyer program. And I left the airline in nineteen Ninety-six and started the idea works company consulting firm and one of the areas that we work with airlines worldwide is on the topic of loyalty marketing. So it's been a, you know, it's it's been a great ride, and I really enjoy. Working with these programs because they can be so so very creative creative. I like that would it's it's you know, I feel like creative is one of those words which which ACLU's multiple a multitude of sins, but I wanna get into into this idea. So I think I glance people look at what you call loyalty program and go well, yes loyalty program. What happens is if I use your product, if I if I fly on your airline a lot you'll give me little, you know, points these magical little things if I cumulative enough points, then that will get me status and upgrades and free flights and make me feel special, and and, you know, get me on the plane earlier, and all of these other wonderful things and that it will turn into a kind of edge cycle web points. Beget loyalty in loyalty, begets points. And then I just wind up flying on you. Your airline to the exclusion as much as I can anybody else's Ellen. And it just kind of works in a closed loop between the airline and the passenger is that how they started or they always really thought of as more of an actual financial profit center. I I don't think you need me for the show. I think he's nicely capsulated. What these programs are all about they you know, they've been around for more than thirty years. And they were originally designed to be nothing like what they are today. The very first programs were in the US and American delta United were among the first to to offer frequent flyer program, and they were offered by vacation. And they were only offered to those who had the the most amount of flying. And the reward structure was very similar of was very simple. It was only first class seats because. The airlines realized that they had excess capacity and first class in there is no capacity control. So if there is a first class seat available Uganda and eventually the programs grew in complexity in size where the did add economy class, but the big game changer for frequent flyer programs was the arrival of was the marriage of of credit card activity with a frequent flyer program. So give us some dates here. When did these things when do they move into Konami class? And then when did they become financialised thirty plus years ago these programs started, and then probably I would imagine twenty five years ago, the first credit cards began to show up, and that really changed the the financials of well, it, no it hit hit remade. Forever remade the financial relationships for these frequent flyer programs when when I consult with my airline clients. I I say the strongest the best programs. Are designed to rest on three on a three legged stool in the three legs are communication the loyalty effect in the cash generated by the program. The loyalty effect is what you've talked about ready. And that is if you give someone the opportunity to accumulate points for tied to purchase behavior, they will. And it's it is a type of addiction. There was a social experiment done in Chicago, the university Kogyo probably a decade ago in which a professor gave a group defined for group. If you did this amount of work, you got paid cash for it another group if you did the same amount of work, you got points for that work that you convert into an equal amount of cash. Well, the surprising result was at the group that was working for points worked harder than the group that was working directly for cash. So that demonstrates the. Lower the loyalty effect, the second leg of the stool is communication and add is when you are enrolled in a frequent flyer program. There's two way communications occurring. I the consumer the member is giving up their data in terms of what they have purchased their purchase behavior because earning points for it. And then the airline has the ability to communicate with the member to talk to them about promotions. It creates very direct relationship between the airline and the consumer as in the third thing is probably where this program is going to focus. It's it's it's it's a tension, and is the credit cards, and this is the cash that's generated by frequent flyer program through the sale of miles or points to partners such as banks. So you just kind of blew my mind that yes, you're absolutely right. We're going to talk about the the credit cards and the massive influx of cash that they go into the entire ecosystem. We'll do that in the minute. But. I'm really fascinated about this communication idea. And it had never get me before the this is kind of twenty five year old big data play if you will. And that back in the days when people would buying Ellen tickets through travel agencies or even today. I guess if you buy an ally, I didn't know what happens today, I'm very confused about how how ticketing today but the day when people buying Ellen tickets travel agencies. There was a huge degree of passively. The Ellen's didn't really know who was sitting in those seats with those tickets and had no ability to communicate with those individuals directly and the idea of a frequent flyer on. But was that the travel agent would just like right down the frequent flyer number along with the ticketing request. Or maybe it would happen. The gay. And then that would allow the headline to know exactly who was in that seat and to communicate with that person directly in the way that they weren't able to do hitherto. There's also another story that's tied to this this opacity that you're talking about in that is in the in the initial reservation systems. The airlines did not know what fair was paid by the customer when a book through a travel agent. They eventually did know probably weeks or months later when the actual paper ticket was processed that that process was called revenue accounting, and so very bizarre in complicated. Art, so why we have miles is testimony to that difficulty of capturing what the customer hit paid for the ticket. So the airline said, you know, when someone books reservation originally, we did not know what they paid in. They said, well, what do we know about them? Well, we know where they get on the airplane. We know where they get off. Oh, what's that tied to let's tied two miles. And so that's why we have miles for frequent flyer programs as opposed to points. And if you look at you know, the rest of the world into of loyalty, it's always based upon spend. It's only in the airline business that we have this rather bizarre situation in which it's based upon distance which today bears little resemblance to the value that customer have to the airline. Wow. This atavistic kind of holdover from from the days when everything had to get reconciled with pieces of paper. That's why we still talk about Ellen miles. And that's why people still think in terms of miles. Yeah. Yeah. And it's and it's and it's it the the system we believe that the system's going to eventually change to a revenue base system. What happens at many early? Today is very clunky. And one of the one of the most important things about a loyalty program is that when a meme when a member a member should know what their behavior world yield in terms of benefit. And if you go into a Starbucks, you use your your loyalty card, you have an idea of what the payback is in the airline business. It has become so Opik in terms of in in it, really reduces the loyalty effect, and that is you know, what you what you accrue. From a flight is tied to the booking class is tied to the distance is tied to multiple different things. So the airline industry over the course of time has tried to make this mileage based system more reflect the cash paid by customer in the in in doing so has really created a mess of it in. So you have programs such as southwest or JetBlue that clearly tie a cruel to the amount of money. Money spent by the customer and even with American delta United. Now, you see that a cruel is tied to what you're spending on the airline. So we believe at the the the rest of the world is going to eventually adopt us method of basing a cruel upon spending. Which then of course, removes emit with then it begs the question, why are these things called miles anymore and eventually that too will change? So that's the perfect segue for us to get into the other great way of accumulating mile, which is just using your credit card to pay for groceries. We'll come back to that. In a second. I started doing this. And I would talk about climate change. It was like another subject geology hydrology meteorology in it was well received and then at some point a politicized. What made climate change political was the most comprehensive longest running propaganda campaign in US history. I'm Amy westervelt. The host of drilled true crime podcast about climate change. Listen subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. This episode is brought to you by Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators entrepreneurs and disrupters people who embrace change, but it can only happen with the right partners. That's why Comcast built the nation's largest gig speed network the network powering innovation, but you need more than speed. 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Where people see thousands and thousands of miles just accumulating to magically month in and month out is through loyalty Qods and through these credit cards to every time I buy ice coffee on my AmEx. Like, I get these magical points so woke us to little bit like how this started. And how this changed everything? Well, let me ask be begin by asking a question. Do you actually have it on in Duluth? I do not have an aunt in Duluth. I have to admit. Behind the eight up into apologized to my fictional onto Duluth. Killing you off just as soon as I ended you. So so you're trying to establish some street credibility with the western here by by pulling out this random Duluth thing. Okay. On this. I've never even been to Duluth, and I'm not sure I could find on a map. Well, I know everyone wants to be a mid western days. So it's it's I I understand I understand the desire completely credit cards. So credit cards, heavy festively become a nether method in which airline travel, and I like to say they sell travel a mile and a time right now for most of the major US, no for for the major US programs American delta United sixty percent or more of the miles that they are that are being accrued are from credit card or partner activity within the partner activity, the vast majority. Probably ninety percent of it is tied to credit cards with the other ten percent being linked to other retail behavior. Hotels, and and and car car rental bookings. So. Credit card activity has become a giant component of frequent flyer finances today and to and to over simplify basically the way it works is that the credit cut companies. The cut issue is pay millions millions of dollars to the airlines in return full the points. And then you get like a whole secondary loyalty cycle going on with the credit cards that you the the people will be loyal to using one credit card rubbing another credit card because if they use this credit card, and they wind up ending a whole bunch of miles on American United all something like that. Yeah. The the airline wants to have a continuous presence in the lives of its consumers and while you may not fly every week. You certainly use your charge card perhaps on a daily basis in. So that is just a reminder it creates attachment between the consumer and the airline when they use the credit card to accrue points in the points are tied to travel. It just it it creates daily bond between the airline Briand and individual consumers. And and so I'm looking at some numbers here in terms of the programs in the United States. It's very meaningful income because if you look at the American advantage program when you take the when you take the revenue that they generate for this from the advantage program sale of of points to partners on a per passenger basis. It's over fifteen dollars. If you use it if you calculate on a per member basis and the vantage program has about one hundred million members its thirty one dollars. Per member per year. There are programs out there in the world that have pretty amazing rates of revenue when you look at it on a per per passenger per member basis, the Qantas program in Australia Qantas, probably has more than twenty banks associated with its with its frequent flyer program. And an case they're nearing one hundred dollars per member revenue socio with the frequent flyer program an answer elation ship with with Cobra credit cards and the associated costs. I mean, you know, they obviously get lots of lovely money from the banks in town that miles that they selling the associated cost is now they're on the hook for providing seats and upgrades and that kind of stuff. Is that a real cost like how how what if the average revenue member is that he bucks, what's the average liability is that quantifiable? Well, what I like to say is is the the airline is is a seat factory when you run these programs correctly the marginal cost of providing reward is very very low. And so, you know, it could be, you know, the March costs of providing a reward could be ten to twenty dollars in. It's the direct costs associated with adding a passenger to a flight. So the programs were originally designed to say the following. We believe that rewards that we give to our members really don't have a full cash cost the airline because we're managing the inventory availability. In a way that we are offering only excess capacity for reward travel, and that has largely remained. True today, except that we've seen a lot of pressure because there's just so many miles at been have been crewed by members that this excess capacity when combined with really high load factors on air on airlines today really pushing the limit of that of that original premise in. So airlines have had to begin to provide seats that they could sell on a cash basis to consumers they've had to do that. Because over the last five years, it's just been a tremendous amount of pushback from consumers about hey, you aren't giving us enough reward seats in and that's been true. However in the last five years, I think the airline industry has done a lot of work to address that that problem. So what they're doing is. They're basically taking seats out of the bucket that they expect to sell and putting into back that they expect to give away and every time you take see out of bucket the expect to sell. All of that sales revenue disappears. Right. And so, you know this. Let's let's let me return to the to the to the economics of these programs in terms of how the credit card program works. So an airline will strike a deal with the Bank, and the these these these relationships now are far more complicated than they were originally because the begin to touch all of the points a revenue that these card programs generate so there's a card portfolio out there in that card portfolios gonna J revenue from the annual fee. That's charged many cases wave for the first year, but that's revenue to the Bank. And then there's also what they call sin fees. And that is if you're late if you're paying late, you know, you're going to pay a fee for that that's revenue for the for the for the card program interest. When you are charging him, not in your revolving. You're paying off on a monthly basis. As opposed to pay off your balance, you're going to occur interest expense that's revenue for the Bank. And then of course, there's the the big part is the inner change. And that is whenever you use your card and a retailer at a merchant. There's a percentage perhaps two percent or more that that merchant pays for the processing of that credit card transaction, so all of this lines up on the revenue side for the Bank. Now, let's talk about the cost side. So in the cost side. When you have a credit card in you're going to you're going to accrue miles, those miles or purchased by the Bank from the airline in deposited to your account. And the the per you know, what those what those miles are purchased four can run from penny and a half to two pennies per mile is what the Bank is paying for those miles. Plus if you have a car that's going to have certain benefits associated with it like free baggage early boarding or some of the more expensive cards have lounge access. There's even a financial transaction that occurs between the airline and the Bank when those when those services are used also, it's it's not it's not just it's not just a flat fee, or whatever that is. Actually, someone is like keeping track of if I have a platinum cod, and I used that to get into a lounge that gets noted somewhere, and it's when I actually use that sevice that the Bank will pay the, Al. Line for. Yeah. So it's going to be at a discounted price. Because obviously, the the Bank is buying tremendous volume from the airline for these services is at a discounted price in there may be caps in terms of you know, if you use that that service x times per year well than X, plus one the fee is no longer charge to the Bank. They cap it to to restrict to control the exposure costs exposure that the that the Bank may have in the past. I would say three years the advantage negotiating advantages really been on the side of the airline to extract a lot of revenue of these programs from the from the Bank because the banks basically selling a commodity product with his this payment device and the only way they can distinguish themselves from any other credit card is by having a glistening long list of rewards that you get. Using the bad credit card. Rub someone else's well for component of the marketplace. Component marketplace. They simply demand in airline associated product airline Copan product in. So the banks struggle with that. But there's also this weird dynamic of the banks are also competing with the airlines with their own Bank issued cards that are oftentimes travel oriented and are in chase and city and American Express all have card types that award points that can be redeemed for travel or cashback and in so. This market is is. This idea. This market is pretty frothy at the moment in terms of the the the economic pressures on these portfolios as well as these competitive issues that exist, so when you say frothy, you mean, the the number of miles being issued in the price per mile and all of that is it kind of. Relatively high levels that we might expect maybe to full back at some point. Well, I tell you that there's this. This whole house is built upon one thing in that is the continued ability of banks of to charge. I would say relatively high merchant fees to retailers in countries in the world in Europe and Australia. For example, those merchant fees have been capped, and it has really changed the dynamics of the credit cards in those in those in those areas in the US, we presently have a very open marketplace in terms of, you know, no not at open marketplace. A marketplace it has not regulated these things in terms of the government has basically said, you know, we're going we're not going to become involved as a regulator of these fees. We trust the. Marketplace to determine what's going to happen. Well, the marketplaces comprise basically of visa MasterCard. American Express in all the banks that are aligned behind these brands, and you know, as long as this as long as these high interchange rates are out there, e oh, we'll have card products like we have. But I I must confess that. I have followed this a bit and the premise of the government becoming involved as based upon well, if you can't these fees the merchants, of course, will pass on the savings to the customer in the analysis. I've seen in the Australian and European markets. The now since I've seen has suggested that hasn't occurred that the merchants have pocketed the the difference in. So I think that the status quo will prevail in the US. And that means that we will continue to have these very rewarding Cobra products. But these certainly are you know, it it I can't stress how much these cards means the bottom line of airlines in the United States. So I mean that suddenly explains why you don't have rewards debit cards and debit interchange fees late wreck by Dodd Frank and very low. And so I only gonna make money off those. I am interested though, in the idea that, you know, on the one hand we've had regulation of interchange of credit interchange in Australia, and on the other hand, you told me the Qantas still has more revenue from these things than any other airline. It's like it's it doesn't seem to harm that mode. Well, you know, Qantas just has a huge penetration. I think I was reading that. That was the Qantas estimated that more than thirty percent of all credit card volume in the country is tied to a Qantas link credit card, which is amazing when you think about the impact that has on the economics of of of a of a country. It's it's very it's amazing. Stunning. Amazing. So I mean, if I'm if I'm a Qantas credit card hold. I can see that value in times of hey free flight on Qantas at some point. Right. If I'm not Qantas credit cut hold. If I'm just, you know, an American say flying on Qantas fluent to visit my aunt in, you know, Melvin who'll sit doesn't exist. The then. Then do I benefit as well. Insofar as Qantas has this lovely revenue stream that wouldn't otherwise have an death for it control me less per seat because it has other ways of making money. Oh boy. That's that's you know, I I don't know that I'm going to jump in and and way in and other side of that of that logic. I also this that that you as a because Qantas is part of an alliance. You know, when you do take that flight on Qantas, let's say you're a member of the American advantage program and Qantas part of that of the one World Alliance that you will that you're traveling Qantas will crew can accrue points in your advantage. Membership. So I mean, there's there's that benefit to you. That's very direct. But in terms of, you know, do these well, I will say this, you know, during the last economic downturn for the US programs the credit card portfolios where the only things making money for the airlines. And so to a certain extent when we went through the when we breezed through the two thousand aids two to two thousand eight two thousand nine the portfolios held by American delta United probably Keppel's airlines afloat, and they actually did it bunch of deals if I remember I vaguely remember delta like just selling some enormous number of miles from press. I think to Merican expression, I think American also I believe they had alone that was guaranteed against future mileage receipts from city, so. They were mean for a while. They were the only profitable component of those airlines. And you know, it's it's it this is all this good stuff from from a from a financial perspective because it takes away the revenue from these programs very stable and airline fares and airline fuel expense. Oftentimes are not stable. So it does layer in something at below. That's a stable source of revenue that helps contract the far more risky side of the airline business being passenger fares and the price of fuel. Wow. Perhaps you could call it a hedge against risk. Oh, it's just it's just predictable recurring income, basically, which is, you know, something everyone's and has seemingly transformed the airline industry. I guess I only have one. More question for you. Then which is is this particular advantage for the very large lines who can credibly claim to fly anywhere that you're going to want to fly in he can realistically be loyal to compared to smaller allies who might not have as many routes. And so, you know, it doesn't matter if your loyal to them come fly them because they don't go away you'll going oh this tremendous market power from these programs. And I I recall, you know, there there was a. Go down path. No, there's there's there is there is tremendous leverage that airlines in joy from these giant programs. I mean, look they all have the big three American delta nine at all have one hundred million plus members. And when you think about that reach now, what they can do with that membership in terms of you know, let's say there's a particular strategic need any market to offer triple points or triple miles. You can imagine what that does to a competitor. Who doesn't have that type of reach. So no, they they are they are very powerful, certainly, very, powerful, engines employees and just like back of the envelope. If I have a hundred million members, and I'm getting thirty dollars per member yet that's three billion dollars a year, which is real money even to an ally. Yeah. I mean, these these programs the big three programs and actu-. Early on clued south west, you know, multi-billion is what they're generating revenue from these programs now on an annual basis, and everyone has a favor at line people. You know, it's almost impossible to run into anyone does this really good. Allen's pretty bad. You know, people have strong opinions on that do loyalty programs. Have I like, I'm not clear whether people have the same opinion of loyalty programs, whether it's like tied up in your opinion, if the allied, and it's like a different ranking loyalty programs is with pretty much the same. Well, every spring we undertake a giant exercise at my consulting firm in which we go out. And do we do thousands of queries to to ask the question who has more available rewards, and that that exercise indicates that there really are differences? The distinctions are less. In the US for domestic travel at one point they were. But generally speaking, the the big three airlines American delta United have all you know, they all have similar levels of reward availability domestically. The the the challenge has been if you have if you crew more miles you're going to want to probably spend them on a trip overseas using comic in economy reward where business class reward in there. We have found that there's a big difference in terms of well, there's far fewer business class rewards than there is to meet demand. We believe so that that because I guess that the cabins small they don't have many seats. And there's a lot of people who want them and a lot of those seats are being sold for cash. Yeah. Well, yes, I mean, but you know, to give you some specific numbers, we looked at if you look at short-haul reward availability. I'm scrolling on. I'm looking spreadsheet right now, we looked at short-haul rewards among the US carriers. Essentially, twenty five thousand miles or points are equivalent if you spend twenty five thousand dollars a credit card. It's going to generate twenty five thousand miles in advantage mileage, plus or sky miles. It also will generate twenty five thousand points in the southwest program or in the jet blue program. So if you consider that you can kind of say, you know, miles and points almost the same thing when we did our queries. A hundred percent of the time we were able to find a reward on Southwest Airlines that number drops of bit as you consider other carriers. So for American it was ninety two point nine percent of the time the same number for delta ninety two point nine percent of the time. And then the United was seventy eight point six percent of the time. We were able to find economy reward for in their top markets. I can also give. The numbers if you want to see how they're different for long-haul flights. If you wish yet, tell me about was I mean, obviously southwest isn't doesn't offer international business seats. But those who do what's the availability? Well, funny enough. Turkish Airlines was on top in Turkish Airlines for a long time was at the bottom of our rankings. But over the course of time, they have the obviously have done a lot of work making their rewards long-haul rewards more available, but for long-haul markets ninety eight point six percent of the time on Turkish we're able to find a seat if you begin to look at the US carriers. It drops down to seventy two point nine percent of the time for United. Seventy one point four percent of the time for American and then fifty one point four percent of the time for delta. So it's it's it's a that's that's an interesting stat as well. We also look at the average price in. So that's a pretty telling statistic as well. The average price for these various for these carriers and when we look at their top markets. We also obviously look at the reward price in miles or points in for twenty eight teen southwest came in seven thousand five hundred seventy nine which was by far the lowest the average among the US carriers was nineteen thousand six hundred sixteen. So in this case, you see southwest coming in far far below United, for example of the average reward price was twenty thousand five hundred. Well, so there is a. These programs in terms of their how they price our product and how they make rewards available to their members. I feel like that's a that's a whole of episode which will be diving into is like how to pick your mileage program, and how how much you should care about it and how much effort you should spend on it. And how much you should just like. It's interesting. You know, American Airlines a few years ago release a cystic in which more than twenty five percent of their members who had taken a reward. Had actually never bought a ticket on the airline. So that was the the first time they'd ever flown on American was when they were deemed like some miles the first time they hit. Yes in. So I won't I don't know. If I if I say that. But the first time they had, you know, among the among those who had taken a reward on the program. Twenty five percent of them more than twenty five percent head never bought a ticket. So they had accrued all those miles principally through partner know through partner activity in office principally through the credit card. And so it's interesting that that's that's an example of you know, there's there's a dynamic there in which a good number of members. Weirdly speaking, we're not a customer of the airline. Wow. That's that's absolutely fascinating. So Jay, thank you so much for explaining this to me. I want them so much from this. I am now in I for the next that he minutes, I'm going to be an expert on all things airline miles. I'm going to forget it old. But this was absolutely fascinating. I'm now going to resuscitate my aunt's in both Duluth and Melvin. So that I can I can find an excuse to cash ins and allied miles and go visit them, thank you so much time. It's been amazing talking to you you welcome. So thank you. Oh, listening to this special bonus edition of late. Many travel will have more on one key traveling to economic questions nickel.

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Tapping For When We Are Of Two Minds (Pod #452)

EFT/Tapping Q & A Podcast w/ Gene Monterastelli - Emotional Freedom Techniques

18:08 min | 6 months ago

Tapping For When We Are Of Two Minds (Pod #452)

"Hi everybody welcome to the tapping. Cuny podcast every single week. We answer the most common uncommon questions about tapping an EMT can eliminate self sabotage and take the action that you want. What are the tools created? A number of years ago to help people take action more consistently by remembering tap more consistently was something that I called the Rue Center. Now the name itself is not a very good name because as a marketer I now understand. It is a very descriptive. And you don't know what's going on. So the gist is for two hundred and seventy nine days. If you sign up every single morning you will receive an email with a link to a tap along audio tapping script that you can tap along to right away and if you remember actually have access to all of the tapping scripts immediately and all the tapping audio's immediately but it's also really nice to have this gentle reminder to go in tap in addition to that there over twenty tapping tools that are taught there. There are a number of tap long sessions that I'd groups of people that you can have belong to and normally charged ninety nine dollars for a six month membership to this because of what's going on in the world and one give people an opportunity to just tap more regularly. I am currently offering for twenty seven dollars and ninety cents so basically with that comes down to is for ten cents tapping script or a tapping audio. You can have access to all of those amazing audios and again you can download them. You can take them with them so even after your membership expires you have access to them and you can access them all right away. If you'd like more information it and you'd like to receive it all you need to do is tapping QNA dot com slash. C and C is spelled S. e. e. like to look tapping Q. and A. Dot Com Slash C. You could access the raw center today. This is Jim Mantra towing welcome tapping Q. And A. podcast recorded live today from Williamsburg in Brooklyn. This is episode. Four fifty two originally aired April. Twenty Ninth Twenty Twenty. I run I hope you will wherever you are at whatever time you get a chance to listen to this. Thanks for spending some time with me today today. We're going to talk about and Tapa when we are of two minds because of everything that is going on in the world right now. It's really easy to be conflicted about what is in front of us how we are acting what we're doing day today and what we should do in long term but before we do that just two quick reminders. The first is we have a free ten park guide where you can use tapping to eliminate self sabotage all you need to do is go to tapping dot com. Click on the big blue button. If you happen to be listening to this right now in the website up that right hand corner at the top of the column you will see the Button to get that ten park guide every single day over the next week and a half. We will send you another email with video with an audio with some instructions. Something will help you. In little bitty bite size chunks to start eliminating self sabotage and it does it in such a way where you're not overwhelmed. That's why we sent him to you one at a time so you can use it and add the skills and the so. It's easier for you to take action. The second thing I want to do is I wanted to thank all of the supporters of the tapping. Qna podcast. I really appreciate the fact that you're reaching out and making it possible for us to produce this audio every single week for everybody free of charge if you are a supporter of the podcast and you did not see the note. I'm giving all the supporters free access to the raw center. I mentioned at the top of the show. So if you did not receive that notification supporters all you need to do is drop me a note gene. Ge in at Tapping Q. and A. DOT COM. And if you'd like to be one of our supporters to get all of the regular bonuses as well as stuff that we go out from time to time all you need to do is tapping Q. And A. DOT com slash support. I am not one who watches a great deal of reality television but the reality television that I do consume most of it falls into the category of competition reality. I'm a really big fan of watching people who are skilled at something compete to try and create something artistic because one person is better than the other. But I'm just fascinated by the creative process especially when it is done on time constraint under pressure with strictures of what the particular challenges so watch top shaft on the Great British baking show or bake off for those of you in the UK. They had to rename it here in the United States for copyright reasons. I also like watching project runway. In the most recent season of project runway there was a designer by the name of Tory of and I'm not even GonNa try and pronounce her last name. Who is for Moldova? And because she was from Moldova English was her second language and she spoke really well. Like I'm jealous of her English. I wish my Spanish was as good as her English. But like many non native speakers because their vocabulary isn't as large as a native speaker they're able to communicate clearly but they end up using imagery in word choices that a native speaker wouldn't use. That almost sounds more poetic and more lyrical because of the imagery that they are choosing because again it communicates exactly what they want to communicate. But it's just a half twist off because of the words that they're choosing so heading into the finale which is a really big deal because I think a quarter of a million dollars was on the line all of these opportunities. The three final contestants were super super stressed about what was going on in making good choices to move forward and so when Victoria was doing one of her interviews so she's talking to the camera describing what is going on. This is the way she described it. She says in my brain I have a thousand little brains and they are all fighting each other such a beautiful little phrase. Let me what she's basically saying is. I'm of two minds or three minds. But because she didn't have that idiom of two minds she described much more literally in my brain a thousand little brains and they're fighting with each other and when you hear that phrase even though that's not the way that you would probably say that you know exactly what she's talking about. We all know what it's like to be of two minds or three minds or to have a thousand little brains as we're trying to navigate and make a choice and often times when we are in that circumstance. What it does is it. Leads us to inaction because consciously and subconsciously. We don't WANNA waste time. We don't WANNA waste energy. We don't want to waste effort by going in the wrong direction because we don't WanNa come back and have to restart but the reality is me making going in the wrong direction making the wrong quote unquote wrong choice. Might cost me time. But if I don't make any choice at all it's also costing me time because time is passing and I'm not moving towards my goal and so even though our system is trying to save us and prevents for making an ear and preventing us from wasting opportunity by not taking action. We're doing the exact same thing so today we're GONNA do is. We're going to talk and tap around this idea of being of two minds and it isn't just about big decisions to take job a or job be do. I create this product or that product. Do I need this person or that person? It can also be in a circumstance like what is going on right now is do I force myself to work or do a give myself the day off to recover and recuperate because what is going on right now is so mentally and emotionally taxing. And so I'm sure you have choices that are in front of you right now that you're not exactly sure what to do. Because oftentimes our choices are not clear cut. You know. They're pros and cons to both sides of the argument and that makes it really difficult to make good choices. So that's what we're GONNA TAP for today. So why don't you tap your hands a nice big deep breath for me and just moved from tapping point tapping point repeating after me? I recognize the fact that making choices as hard. Most of the choices that I'm making are not clear cut. There's not an obvious answer. There's not an obvious way forward because of this. I am of two minds. I can see the pros and cons to both sides. I can see the emotional benefit and the emotional struggle of both sides because of that fact. It's hard for me to make a choice. I don't WanNa waste time. I don't WanNA waste energy. I don't want to squander the possibilities. And that is the reason Weinstock. I'm keeping myself safe by not making a choice. My system believes that if I don't move forward I won't waste time going the wrong way. I won't waste energy making the wrong choice but the reality is that when I don't make a choice time is passing when I don't take action. Opportunity is being squandered even though my system is trying to keep me safe by not making the wrong choice. It is preventing me from being safe for moving forward. It is okay for me to make a choice. It is okay for that choice not to be perfect. It is okay that I don't have all of the information when I'm making a choice. I give myself permission to know. I can make choices even when I having complete information. Give myself permission to make choices. Even when I'm not certain about which choice to make I make choices all the time with incomplete information. That is okay. I give myself permission to make choices. That aren't perfect. Knowing that I can learn from those choices knowing I can grow from those choices. It's not about being perfect in every choice. It's not about being perfect every moment. I give myself permission to be easy with myself when I choose knowing. It is about the sum. Total of all of my choices which contribute and create my happiness. I give myself permission to be imperfect knowing that I can still create a great life to be happy and healthy to move forward in a way that I can be satisfied. It is natural to be of two minds. I give myself permission to be easy with being of two minds and to move forward in the way that makes the most sense for me. Even when each choice is not obvious I can make choices that create a life that I want even the imperfection of those choices breath. The reality is always going to be of two minds or three minds or a thousand little brains as we try to navigate the world. Because it's just not black and white and surprisingly we make lots of choices where we are of two minds. But we're able to see clearly enough to know which one we need to listen to. It's just in those moments where it's so tough and it's so tight with consequences fuel bigger and the choices feel less obvious. We're able to look at the big picture and recognize how all of the choices fit together. It's easier for us and we can be okay with ourselves not to be perfect. Found the tapping useful. If you know someone in your life who could use it happening like this please pass it along spam your inboxes into everybody in the world but you might know one or two people who could use this today the easiest most common way people find a new piece of content is from the recommendation of a friend because we trust the people around us and we may share something. 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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Libra Today

02:54 min | 6 months ago

Monday, May 11th, 2020

"Good Morning Libra. Today is Monday. May Eleventh Two Thousand Twenty Saturn stations retrograde and Aquarius the father of Karma Saturn will wear karmic debt and move to balance the ledgers. This is libra today. Par cast original If you're struggling with stress anxiety or isolation right now you are not alone better help. Online counseling offers licensed counselors with whom you can connect through secure and private video phone chat or text and get help when you want it wherever you are horoscope today. Listeners get ten percent off your first month when you go to better help dot com slash horoscope today. That's better help dot com slash horoscope today. let's begin your day the moon in capricorn aligns with his son and Torres. You have time to focus on your private life. Sprucing up your nest zeroing in on what you're striving for and your partnerships now take a moment to reflect on your relationships Saturn's retrograde in your fifth house delivers tough lessons about your coping mechanisms. You'll be keenly aware of things you might use to avoid your feelings impulse shopping. Binge eating or serial dating in moderation. These are fun ways of relaxing and experiencing the joy in life but overindulging serves no one least of all yourself. Consider the work you do and your career. Mercury requires the last degree of Taurus. Heightening his potency. Now is the time to Moldova. Recent conversations about finances promotions and potential opportunities. Make sure you don't overlook the information you need. Libra today is a daily podcast. Follow on spotify to make part of your morning routine if you're interested in learning more about your sign. Download the sanctuary up from the apple APP or Google play stores. Get your first reading today and follow sanctuary. Its sanctuary world on instagram. That's essay. Anc T. U. A. R. Y. W. R. L. D. horoscope today is a par cast original.

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Fight if you Haftar: the struggle for Libya

The Economist: The Intelligence

23:20 min | 1 year ago

Fight if you Haftar: the struggle for Libya

"In economics, there's more than numbers, equations. It's about making the world a better place. I have this interest in changing the wall. That's why I decided to do it. You know, mixer not something years. Meet Esther do flow and other women who are asking the questions that matter with women in economics, a UBS program in partnership with C E, P R the center for economic policy research, visit UBS dot com slash WI and join the conversation. The world needs a technology company that applies smart technologies at scale with purpose and expertise, not just for some, but for all, let's expect more from technology. Let's put smart to work. Visit IBM dot com slash smart. To learn more. Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economist radio. I'm your host Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events. Shaping your world. Perhaps the most transformative thing happening in Europe. Right now is happening in Moldova for years, the eastern European country was consumed by its own corruption. Now after a shocking couple of weeks, one anti-graft campaigner has become prime minister with a mandate to clean up the rot. Last night. Viewers of America's democratic primary debate retreated to some of the rough and tumble of the campaigns to come and tonight holds more pay attention historical data show that these debates move the needle far more than the much more widely watched general election debates. First up, though. In Libya, the capital is under attack rebel, warlord, Khalifa huffed. Dr has been mounting an assault on Tripoli since April, he wants to claim the city and the country as his own his forces already control three-quarters of Libya, and its largest oilfields. It's the country's third internal conflict in almost a decade. It's been eight years since Moammar, Gaddafi was overthrown in two thousand eleven out that Gadhafi is that. Believe in freedom. Finally succeeded, I think today is a day to remember, all of Colonel Gadhafi's victims. The country has been in chaos ever since. The putative government of national accord GNA is holed up in Tripoli barely keeping the lights on its influence extending not much farther than the city limits yesterday. The GNA claimed to have retaken the strategic town of Gary on which Mr. after has been using to support his assault on Tripoli back in April, the United Nations secretary, General Antonio Gutierrez tried to broker a peace deal. It is clear. We have a very dangerous situation. Mister Gutierrez met with Jeanie and Mr. Otto's, Libyan national army, but to no avail, I said, I was deeply concerned. And that I have a heavy heart with the possibility of a serious confrontation in Tripoli. Unfortunately, until now that's healings as been entirely confirms. Mr. half tar rejected a UN peace plan that would have given him a share of power in the country and instead, moved violently on the capital, nearly seven hundred fifty people have died in the fighting. But in some parts of the city life goes on almost normally. I wrecked by contributing for the first time in something like four years and was surprised by Stinson behind little. It'd been changed by the conflict. Nncholas Pelham is the economists Middle East. Correspondent though at children playing on the beaches. The fed grounds buzzing with life. The cafes were buzzing into late at night. It really felt like this was a city that was going about business as usual, remarkably unfazed by the wall that you could have ten kilometers also from the center of town, so about that conflict, and that shelling. What's the sort of the shape of the conflict now in Tripoli? So you have these multiple competitive to try and fill the vacuum that's been left by the collapse, of mama Ghaddafi under the moment, monitored his former generals after he seems overwhelmingly the most powerful. He's taken something like three quarters of, of the country. He's taken most of the Oldfield's and his next target, which he believes is going to give him control of the country is to take the Capital Securities ready. A plethora of neighborhood militia. Shas. So we have this retired general back in the game. And I kind of ragtag group of forces, he's assembled against a bunch of kind of rebel militias. What about the, the national government? There is a government, which has UN backing which was filmed precisely to try and bring Libya's composite forces together. And it's hope purpose is resum batch wrister, trying to reach out to have to and other militias other warlords and bring them into a United government. And it looked on the verge of being successful in April, you had the urine secretary, general come to Tripoli, he went to meet after he went to meet other rebel groups and the UN had did not intend, as time that was going to be a gathering in southern Libya of all these compass it forces, and it was thought moment that have to decided to launch his attack on Tripoli, what have been the effects than of, of a country without a government for all that time, liberal of, of country's mood like a collection of city states, which have been ready running. Themselves much since two thousand eleven what the only sort of fabric that hells them together is central revenue stream that comes from oil, international community has put pressure on after another to say that they have to continue funneling all revenues to the national old company. Those thing get transferred to the central Bank. And so, essentially, the government is this clearing system is providing salaries to militias and ffices on all sides, and civil servants and municipalities, and that's pretty much what the government is. So why has the government then struggled so much to, to establish itself to, to, to get legitimacy? And, and evolving the rebel groups, the armed groups and have to have guns and the government doesn't the them to guns at has tend to come from the rebel groups themselves. It's very much dependent on the goodwill of the rebel forces and city militias for any reached that it has you really see any sign of kind of government initiatives. And yet you say that the, the field trip. Anyway, is that things are kind of strangely normal, putting on a brave face here. You don't have to go very far out of the center of time before that sense of relative hominy begins to distort civilian costs dot disappears. You had a few kilometers, I've that replaced by more more military vehicles shops begin to close you see off your civilians on, on the street and indeed. We went to a field hospital where you felt felt a real sense of threatened doctors attending us that they felt that going to be talked to we've just waiting bring to us. That was visible fair fair on the faces about what nighttime would bring what the next bombardment what the next thing would break. We're supporting against. So we have a legal. But, you know. Job. I don't have any choice which is to be done. There's a necessary. The reason why the was so few civilians on the streets. It's because they had fled into into ton founders that we would meet in the central tons of that they were catering for tens of thousands. I think the UN says almost one hundred thousand displaced schools, beginning to fill up, we met families who crammed into classrooms, that was enough who'd lost. Home and was there with our family was athlete destroys skin. If you want to be. Go to sense the suffering denying Gulf, many Libyans. And so what do those Libyans want mean they got rid of one dictator? Now they have this mess. How, how do they see their way out of it? What would they like to have you ever riding feeling was one of a cuss on the plague on all your has? There was a real sense of, in militias on all sides, people with guns on all sides had run a mock using that power to stunt, the hold unserved themselves. And in the process, destroying the country and to how do you think it will play out in Tripoli? Then do do you think Mr. Hariri's bid to take the city will work? We were very much on, on one side of the lines. What we saw what we heard came from the people who fighting have to, but we also go the sense that they've been pretty successful in dulling his his had been a surprise attack. They held him bay. He himself is in the east of the country. It's a false countries that are he's over thousand Cullum kilometers away. His supply lines overstretched. I think there's a sense in without so the major. Donald support. He is beginning to run out of, of Steve. He what do you mean by external support does extensive support coming from Egypt from the United Arab Emirates how financial support as well from Saudi Arabia have to count up back at a previous siege when he took Libya's second city Benghazi? He can call that a victory of sorts, but it was really a victory because the old town of Benghazi, the kind of the, the palaces, and the culminated squares were to, to rubble, and he smashed the life out of the city and depopulated, what had been a thriving port. And as a real risk thing could not happen again in Tripoli. Nicholas. Thank you very much for your time. Jason, it's a pleasure to be. What kind of tech company does the world need today? One that applies smart technologies at scale with purpose and expertise, not just for some, but for all with AI blockchain and quantum technology IBM is partnering with clients to develop smart scalable technologies that help businesses work better together. Let's expect more from technology. Let's put smart to work. Visit IBM dot com slash smart. To learn more. You might not have been following Moldovan politics, very closely over the past few weeks. The country has become an unlikely beacon of hope for Europeans, weary of graft. I had a message to the entire will smell dove. Bova is finally three and would like to thank everybody who help this end is difficult times. I've been visiting Moldova for years, and it always seemed like a sad, quaint charming little country, which was doomed to suffering the yoke of corruption, and all of a sudden it has a chance to escape that Matt stained glass, is our deputy Europe editor and a keen corruption, watcher Moldova's, a small landlocked country between Romania and Ukraine. It used to be a Soviet Republic. So for the last few decades, it's been kind of a tug of war between Russia, on the one side and the country's desire to turn towards the European Union on the other side, and the Americans would also like to move towards the west but really the big struggle in Moldova is corruption, it's an extremely corrupt country. Maybe the most country in Europe, there's massive laundering of dirty Russian money through the so-called Russian laundromat series of banks that are used to pass money through into the EU. The country is basically run by a set of oligarchs and over the last. Few years, actually just one oligarch. But what's happened over the last few weeks is that almost miraculously? The anti-corruption forces have come to power and the corrupt oligarch is now on the run. So who is this whole again? And how did he get to two wield such power over the country? The oligarchic is named Vlad abso-, nuke, and he started out as a rough and tumble business man in the oil sector in banking, and he got control over a couple of television stations and some other media, which is very useful to how you're going to go into politics. And he then became the head of the Democratic Party, which is a sort of technically pro e u party, but that was basically a front for him to gain control over the entire political system. Moldovan politics are prone to having MP's sort of switch sides, based on, whoever seems like most powerful at the moment, and often switch sides, based on bribes or on blackmail, Vladimir plot. Nuke eventually gained control over the national anti corruption committee, and over the constitutional court, and whenever these big scandals came up, which they did periodically and Moldova strangely enough. It was only plot nukes, enemies, who would get prosecuted thrown in jail and his allies would remain. Untouched now a lot of plot. Nuke has always denied having anything to do with corruption and says, he's simply a businessman, and a politician who is concerned with making sure that Moldova enters the European Union at some point. So you mentioned that there's been this sort of collection of anti corruption forces allied against him. Who are they? What's not about the two biggest leaders of the anti corruption forces are Maya Sandu, sheaves, Harvard educated. And she worked at the union. She became education minister for a couple of years under former government about five years ago, and she became famous for cleaning up the examination system. The other big leader of the anti. Form movement is Andre nostalgia. He used to be a prosecutor and was known as an honest prosecutor and the two of them became the biggest leaders of national protest movement in about two thousand fourteen so they were leading big demonstrations. Tens of thousands of people would turn out, and she said out to demonstrate against the government, those demonstrations, eventually drove on government out of power, but they were basically locked out of actually succeeding in politics, themselves, while plotted Nichols running the show. Wait a minute. You said the big move in Moldova is that these anti corruption forces have come to power, how is that come to be? Then if they were kind of locked out so they held elections in February. And there are basically three big parties that immersion those elections each with, like a quarter to a third of the vote. One was the anti corruption movement, led by Maya Sandhu, another was the socialist party, which is a pro Russian party or less and the. President Eduardo dawn is from the socialist party. And then you had the third force plowed nuke the Democrats, and what happened gradually? There were very long the coalition negotiations they weren't going anywhere, but eventually the United States and the EU on the one side who back Maya Sandhu and anti corruption party and Russia on the other side who backed the socialists came together, and both sent on voice to Moldova who said, look, if the two of you guys can team up and form a government, we will back you and you can chase Plotnik out and a couple of days after those visits by outside on voice, this OSHA list's, and the anti corruption forces managed to cut a deal and Maya son, do this anti corruption activists who always seemed like she was going to be locked in the outside was suddenly prime minister of the country. And so what's happened than to Mr. Plotnik? He has fled the country and it's not entirely clear where he is e steps down as head of the democrat. Party on Monday. And with him out of the driver's seat that party is starting to come apart. But my do have a government are going after all the corruption cases that were blocked for the last five years. So all the oligarchs all the people who sided with plot nook and everybody who has a duty conscience in Moldovan politics, for the last five years are suddenly terrified that they're going to wind up in jail and a few years. So, so after all of those years, then, as you say, under the yoke of corruption things seem to be changing really quite fast. Yeah. I've been visiting my living for years. And I've interviewed lad, nuke, and Maya Sandhu extensively when you would go visit and blood blood, nuke, you would get picked up by a black Mercedes and chauffeured over to his office building and greeted by his gorgeous receptionist and taken up stairs to his big office, and his personally owned television stations would be playing on big TV screens. And then, you know, he would come in and beautiful black suit with a snazzy Italian shirt on. And it was just. Swimming in wealth, and oligarchy power, and then you would go talk to my ascend do. And she was in a dishevelled old czarist house on a back street with a few twenty five year old guys tapping away on laptops. The contrast between these two figures is so intense and it never seemed plausible that Maya Sandu would actually be able to amass the power that she would need in order to take over the country and clean it up the way that she wanted to. And then suddenly in the space of the last three weeks, the entire political system, has been up ended and Maya Sandhu is prime minister and is getting ready to try to put Vlad plot and in jail. And that is just extraordinary. Matt. Thank you very much for your time. Sure. Must nights at the first democratic primary debate candidates worked to differentiate themselves from the crowded field several answered questions in Spanish or strains to produce moments that might take off on social media tonight. The second half of the candidates take to the stage including big hitters. Joe Biden Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, but given all this pageantry in these debates change anything. Political debates in primary contests can matter quite a bit Elliott Morris data journalist, and avid poll watcher at the economist contrary to the conventional wisdom about general election debates, where voters don't necessarily change their mind. They're coming to basically, tune out the other side and root for their team in primary debates voters do change their mind. They will listen to certain policy positions. They'll listen to how candidates present themselves and they will adjust their expectations accordingly. So we can expect that last night's debates can move the needle for candidates how how much can it move the needle though? Well as an example, Hillary Clinton's polling numbers increased by about nine percent points after her first debate in two thousand fifteen Donald Trump, who, of course, won his party's nomination also saw similar for percentage point increase, but going back over time these are slightly larger than we should expect, and we can analyze those differences with a data set polling that covers nine hundred seventy six to twenty sixteen analyzing these data we trace the movement. For each candidate's, pulling average from the night of the debate to two weeks, after and on average, we should expect the average candidate to increase or decrease their position in the polls by about six percent. Not percentage points. Six percent of their standing before the debates six percent. Yeah. Right. Yeah. So that could be, you know, if they're pulling really, well, it's more if they're not pulling well, it's less doesn't sound like that much, though. Well, six percent is not a lot by itself, when compared to debates that happened in the election year, so January or February. They can have larger impacts on the order of thirteen percent on average, the Iowa caucuses have even larger effects they can change candidates average position by about twenty to thirty percent and Super Tuesday. The big mega caucus in March can have an even larger effect, but the six percent, increase or decrease is quite a bit larger than you'd expect in your typical run of the mill week. So do you have any sense from the data how how those the magnitude changes might change when there are a million people on the stage? We'll. Because we scarcely have nominating contests with this many candidates. It's hard to say on the one hand this means that there's more variance in the polling data, which just means that candidates, increase or decrease their position more. We know that from the historical data set on the other hand it could be that voters are more locked into their decisions about minor candidates, and they sort of refused to let them go. So we see this with the candidate Andrew Yang who sort of running on this platform of progressive economics, and really drawing on a lot of internet based, and youth base support. I'd be surprised if his numbers changed nearly as much as someone like Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buddha, judge. And so, all told do you think that tonight's debates last night's debates will change the field or we're just sort of only slightly reshuffled the pack, I would expect some people to start dropping out, this fall when it sort of dawns on them that they can't raise enough money to continue their campaign, and they will not have enough support come I one next year. Elliot. Thank you very much for your time. Happy to be here. To learn more about two of the candidates who will appear in tonight's debate Pete buddhis-, Andrew Yang. Listen to the economists asks our interview show, Mr Putin explained how he hopes to stand out in a crowded field. I'll be the only person up there who is governing as we speak in a middle midwestern American city, and has that on the ground experience of local government at a time when we would be well served to start making Washington. Look, a little more like our best run cities and towns, rather than the other way around there are far too many people, where I live, who voted for this president, not, because they were under any illusions about his character, but because they were so disillusioned with our politics, and with our economy that the effectively voted to burn the house down voting for somebody. They didn't even like in order to send a message if we're not responsive to that. If we look like we are serving up more of the same from Washington, then I fear that. Paradoxically that effort to play it safe is how Democrats could lose. And this president could cruise to a second term for more search for the economist asks in your podcast app. That's all for this episode of the intelligence if you like us, give us a rating put apple podcasts and you can subscribe to the economists at economist dot com slash radio offered well issues for twelve dollars per twelve pounds. See you back here tomorrow.

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#44: Oops, I'm Moving Again! Follow Up Q&A (MINI)

A Beautiful Mess Podcast

28:13 min | 3 months ago

#44: Oops, I'm Moving Again! Follow Up Q&A (MINI)

"You're listening to the beautiful mess podcast today, I'm doing a quickie flash QNA as a follow up to last week's episode number forty two hoops and moving again after last week's episode, it was so cool to hear how many of you have made similar decisions Dudakovic. Lots of you're moving, so you're moving across the country. Also, it was fun to hear from everyone who builds onto their house or did a major renovation with little kids and kind of hated it. That was very reinforcing for me, so thank you also. It was just nice to hear. Hear so many people supporting us in thinking of our children's perspective I and most of you basically said do what's best for your family and I. Really appreciate that so thank you. This was a crazy thing. Team is here again by the window. And he he has co host because IMOs having her roof redone this week, so she'll be back next week and teeing is my special fill-in co host for the week because we're basically now we are. We're still neighbors after you move. That's true I'm not moving very far. That's one of the questions. Am I'm moving like a mile away so staying in the same area. A lot of people thought maybe we were moving to another state or something else. I wanted to read this comment from Sarah. Because I got a lot of comments that were kind of like this one, but like so many probably like more than like thirty or forty that it started to become a thing, and I was like I'm I'm so shocked. Okay, so this is what her comments said. This is going to sound weird coming from a total stranger, but I had the instinct that maybe this. This, wasn't actually your forever home I'm really not shocked. I think you're very wise to make decisions reflecting the new normal in this covid world, so a lot of people said that they couldn't envision us here or that. They somehow knew that we were not gonNA. Stay here. Which I think is so funny. I actually didn't feel that way at all. Obviously, we wouldn't have bought the house if we felt that way. I do feel like in some ways we quote unquote settled like we didn't have every single thing on our list but i. that's normal too subtle when you're buying a house. Like how many how often life do you get every single item on a list like that's not always realistic I kind of knew it wasn't going to be your forever. Do I told? House for me I did but I told you I told you maybe three or four years I didn't expect three weeks, but. Thought that'd be three or four years once you get your edition Dan and. Basically I think for you as you're so creative once you get everything done, and there's nothing else for you to be creative within. You have to move and find another. Knock Jeremy here that he would be so sad. glomming isn't a better to know now than five years from now when you say ready to move again because I've done all the projects in this house. I hope that that's not true. I don't feel like I'm moving just because I'm a blogger who moves all the time, but I also think that it is true that loggers move all the time. I don't think are moving because her a blogger I think they're blogging because their personality wants him to have constant change and stimulation. That's what makes some interest as a blogger, right? It's a lot of an ear grams of. Do you know any of Graham? Okay. We're GONNA. Do that after this. I'm so excited to see. Actually I know twenty probably is not supposed to diagnose other people's in the right so. Sodium or something? Yeah? I think you're going to be an eight pressure, but we'll see okay. So anyway I just wanted to like say a little bit of like defense about this house before we move on. This is a great house. It's beautiful to durable I. Love It. It's really special for the area. The mid century and elimination. It's unique for this area, so I think it's a beautiful house and I'm so happy for the people who bought it and. I basically am not able to say like there's something wrong with the House I. Think just our situation. Changed planning to build on a ton of rooms and then deciding Oh, I can't handle that because I'm having a a mom breakdown in my brain. You know like that's that's is different, so yeah. Yeah, it's not you. It's me, I? Don't think it's a house. Is You decided that you have other priorities than to spend all your time putting your kids through a remodel? Addition! That's the other thing. Is that well I'll? I'll get to that okay, so the first question. This is so funny because we got this question kind of a lot. Even the day our house up for sale in the Nashville area. When of Jeremy's friends texted this question right away is the house haunted. Because, it does make sense that if someone moves really quickly. You're like why we can possibly make you do that as wanted so. Boring answer. I wish it was, but the no I didn't have any kind of ghost experiences in this house and I kind of feel like it's definitely not haunted. NEW TO BE HAUNTED, right? It's only what forty years old. They can be any age really. Yeah, yeah, they can be any age and be haunted. I think but I mean you're probably right that a historic home. My old house. But the house was haunted. People tell me it is I don't notice really. AIRBNB guests, no Just my friends would stay. There say there's a presence. I'm like presence of me. I. Don't I don't? I'm not sensitive to that kind of so I don't pick it up I. Okay, we'll say this I. Promise you all with all my heart that we were going to do either one a couple. Go story episodes year. So if you have an incredible story, just go ahead and send it to us at podcast at a beautiful mess dot com, because for real. It's like I'm living for the ghost episodes been talking about all year. But no goes to hear. The second question is this is very practical. What do you think you could have looked at to prevent this mistake or help? Others prevent it for the future I'm of two minds about it. I guess on one hand covert happened, and you never could have predicted that, and that's the reason why we don't want to build on anymore. So in that sense. It wasn't predictable, but there is also this other part of me that the first time we came and looked at this house I saw it. There's a couple things. Things didn't like about it and I was like no pass Um we'll keep looking, and then I couldn't stop thinking about it, and like months later think they reduce the price a little bit, and it was just it was just the best house in our budget, and so we went back to it and I think that I did in that sense. Ignore a couple of things that initially yeah you know what I'm saying that's that's an important thing because I think your first impression of something is usually most accurate. You might be right, you know. This is what I found originally right does house and sent it to you. You said you pass because of some some random things that I remember. My list of must have like quote. Unquote must haves is very long. 'cause you know. We were trying to shop in a for a quote, unquote forever home, saying quote unquote. Okay! I'll move onto the next. Question is your new house in Florida. Know still still staying in the same area, not even switching. It's it's all the same so yeah, just moving to a house that doesn't need any big building projects Yup. Is there anything that you will replicate from your current home to this new home or that? You're too sad to leave behind. Okay so from our current home with some wallpaper in Nova's bedroom, and it is just. It's the cutest bedroom I think I've ever designed definitely the cutest kids room. It's magical I hate to leave behind I might use the same wallpaper again in the future. It's really really great, and then the other thing also wallpaper. Wallpaper that we put in our main bedroom, which is just a hookah and West sorta like. white in gray. You see it long with like has little Blake Bunions, and Illustrations like lots of flowers I love. Both those wallpaper is definitely one of the things that's tardily pine, because we just didn't live very long and the other thing is the wood floors. Put Don't put into them doing them twice, but I will say that we're taking the. The awesome contractor, who did the would forces second time who fix them? He's GonNa do them at our new house. His team, so we are taking that with us I guess innocence, and then from our last. I'm really missing. The shelves are old kitchen, so I want to incorporate those in some way into our new home I was thinking maybe in my office. Actually am not sure and the other thing I want to sort of Redo. A second time is building a playhouse 'cause miss. Those two adorable playhouses will link them in the show notes. One. Yes there's one of those in a frame eldest one. That was like a little century house with a swing set. And they were magical in just probably like one of the most proud. DIY's that call narrative so. Yeah so this question is from Alison I'm interested in what are the special parts of your new home? What made you know it was the one what made it perfect for your family? Okay so I think that this house is one of those. Magical like. I when I first saw online, it was when I was secret shopping. SORTA like Jeremy See what I was looking at my guiding my computer from him I remember I. Just thought it was the most amazing house that I've ever seen in my life and I was like I. Want a house like that, and that is how I originally got in my head that maybe we should move, but at that time I wasn't thinking. We would actually by the house. I was thinking okay well. We'll live here for a couple of years. We'll slowly fix this up and then we'll move and you now. Skips via. Where it's. What's it called the taxes that you have to pay if you sell your house to quickly. I don't know there's surname for that. Capital Gains Taxes Oh. If you make money. If you stay for a couple of years, then have to do it right well, only if you make money, most people to sell their houses within the first year or two, don't make any money outer commissions and everything so there is no cap gains tax, but if on your primary residence after you've lived there for two years, you can make up to two hundred, fifty, thousand as a single person or five hundred thousand is a couple in. I'll have to pay any taxes on the gains. Damn okay, so sorry. What about the house is I? Get? I love everything about it. I can't wait to show you, but it's a pretty rare combination of all the things that I always wanted because one of the things that I hate about house is when you go in, and everything's just been updated, and it's all like like a lot. Houses in this area are fancy and new, or they're like super traditional. Yeah, Super Boring this house. It's like it's kind of a coastal style. If I had to put one label on it, but it's very stuck in the nineties, and the finishes are outdated, so it has room to improve, but also it's already so perfect. It's the best of both. So. Can you share your list of must have? Are you ready for this list? Oh, my Gosh y'all. Here's the things that made this house so appealing to us, so I feel pet friendly is such a big one is so hard for us to find a house. That's perfectly pet friendly for dogs. Because we have an elderly Pug, who can't walk up more walk down more than three stairs, so if there's like ten stairs that go to the backyard, which there often is, they can't go to the back yard by themselves without help, so that was a big thing. Even though it's very specific to our little old lady dog, it just like a thing that could really be exceptionally. Convenient for our family. So really really wanted a special kitchen. My husband's super into cooking. I'm pretty into like speaking. You love sugar cookies, and all that and we really wanted to do kind of an outdoor and indoor outdoor kitchen, and just the kitchen where we felt like we both could have our own stuff because the stuff that I collect for my cooking hobbies in the stuff that he collects urge streaming different so anyway. Kitchen stuff workspace I won't even like bore you with that, but we're both introverts who work from home. We need very separate spaces. Spaces and we need dino certain things in them. There's like a hundred kid-friendly concerns that I could be boring Saul to skip over that, but that you know super super important that it's kid friendly in basically every possible way, a flat driveway for their little scooters. Does your Moldova Scooter now? It's so cute and this one's kind of random, but I learned after this home that I don't think a totally open kitchen is for me. A lot of beautiful homes have like a super open kitchen where it's right part of your living room. And that was not my fear. I think I'd rather have a little bit more of a set apart. That kitchen I don't know I. I can't even explain. Going back to think the trend is going down a little bit. People want more. Intimate rooms than just everything wide open. Yeah, it's just a lot going on at once is probably how I would describe it so I. Cared that might one of my favorite things about our current homeless. The trees so cared a lot about having mature trees, but also didn't want a huge yard like I. Definitely didn't want like several acres. That needs to be mowed. Because I feel like we wouldn't appreciate it for how much that the mowing bills would be so kind of like a small yard with like a ton of big trees, which was special, and then smother weirdly specific concerns for us for having a really good workspace for Colin in her garage. 'cause you know just practical. He's always always always working in the garage almost every day. Some place for people to Park we have a party. A spot for Jeremy's piano, which is a big part of it's like Sorta like the center of our living space or it wasn't. Our old house really loved that. A real powder room. Special and this one is so strong so silly, but it's real a place to hide boxes because you know when you're like redoing a bathroom or doing a big project, you just get a lot of supplies and stuff in the mail. Just a place to put it all while you're waiting was one of my stores basically? Yes, storage, yeah kind of by the front door okay yeah, yeah. Why I knew you buy that? House, the second you walked in. Okay another question was in the previous episode I shared that team came with us when we looked at the house, which was so cool because he doesn't always come like he hardly I mean would the one before that one. The we were trying. You were trying to make it work. Jeremy loved the setting like the neighborhood and everything and we. You're trying to give me the help. You convince him not could be made into something. Yeah, he felt that the inside was kind of sad was the only word and it was Kinda dark. But it had all the right checked all the boxes, but it made Jeremy feel sadness heart, so we ended end up getting that one anyway, so we walked into the house. And what was it about it that made you know? I, when Your Hands Clutch together in front of you, you say Emad like over and over. It means you love it, so that's one thing and mainly as you like fat palm, Springs, Look! And when you walk in and has a feel as tile floors, and it's got a lot of windows very open, but not super high open Kinda. Not Low ceilings, but you know some some open space out really high ceilings. I don't think he liked that. You like normal ceilings, but really really open and just out it just as perfect. Yup, I can't even describe it by. We just kind of new Yup I was talking to you about how the price down or two minutes in you're gonNA. I knew you were going to house. Yes, it just. It just was meant to be so the next question is do. This is the saddest questions I don't answer. Does the new home. Already have a studio for Jeremy or do you have to build one again? You probably have to build one, but we have see. Yeah, we have to build one again, but on a positive note. We're getting really good at it. A lot of practice. Yeah it? It's kind of just like a big. It was like a bonus room. What we'RE GONNA? Use The previous owners have like. Workout equipment in there and stuff, and then it has kind of like a little attic attached to it, so it's kind of two rooms. It's going to be converted into rooms. It's GonNa be a good studio for him. Honestly, he's being a selfless husband. Because the best number one best thing relieving about this House I. Think is definitely the studio 'cause brand new, and it's totally custom for him. Though the studios while you're able to sell the house so quickly that truth. That was another question that I don't know if I wrote on here, but a lot of people wanted to know. If I, if a music studios a selling feature in Nashville and it actually kind of is. No until we were signing our last home, and then it was almost all musicians who made offers were like Oh. This is the thing and then this time it was lots of musicians, too much of the people who bought it aren't music or not, but I mean to be fair a music studio. It's basically just three small rooms. A home legs. Yeah, it could be an office. It could be a workout room. It could be kind of any kind of hobby room so. She'll though it is definitely a selling point in Nashville. I think this is a special part of the country. Yeah, so the next questions about money. Okay. A someone who's moved lot all I can think about is the money. How can you afford to buy a new home and move within a few short months so I'm totally fine sharing this. Basically, we had A. Pretty. Big Savings Account set aside to build an addition. That's a big expensive project and we were getting ready to do that and we decided to instead use that money towards down payment for a new home. And we did a contingency offer just to make sure that we didn't end up having to big mortgages because we also have to airbnb bees as you all know, that aren't really renting out right now. Hardly at all because of Covid, so we didn't want to overcommit and that's how we made that work kitchen. She offer using our savings that we were planning to use to Boban instead for payment. The next question is did you saw a lot of furniture this time? So no this time or taking almost every single thing with us. There's like two things that aren't gonNA fit in the new home and yeah, we're I knew that we weren't going to sell a lot of furniture this time. Mainly because a lot of it, we just go. And I. Just don't know one of the things we were looking for. When we looked at new homes was obviously does have a place for the Pink Sofa the special magical pink. So, where's this being sofas it upstairs? I didn't even see what we walk De. Okay! So I have one funny story about furniture. Okay, so this is so sad. The first month first few weeks. I don't know that we lived here. You know I ordered a bunch of furniture because we sold most of our old furniture, when at the late stayed at the house, with buyers, so I ordered the sectional from Joy Bird Not sponsored paid for it with my own money. With a sale code and it didn't even come yet. It didn't even arrive in the mail yet, and we are re-routing it to our new house. That is how crazy and sudden this move has been that. It didn't even have time for myself to come in the mail before we moved. So they're now. What is it going to get there? Now. It's still being made. So, it's like the type of furniture company where you pick out your stuff, and then they build it for years, so it's not It's a U. shape sectional Oh can't wait for you all it, but anyway it's going to still be perfect for new little TV room, and yes, so since we had just bought on new furniture, I didn't WanNa waste in and we almost didn't waste anything. At almost everything's going with us. Is the new home mid-century from a newer era so? This. Might be surprising to people, but it's from the nineties, but it doesn't really have a strong ninety s with. Really, the back half is out it on. Maybe so I think the house originally is just a front ranch part with the posts. You know like that front entry. And then that part goes along. The bag is added on later, so I don't think it was added on a lot later I figure. It was probably added on late nineties of the house was built in the early nineties. Its L shape. It's kind of. It's honestly kind of like our old house. Yeah, our old houses from seventies, but it doesn't have a strong era like feel to it. The thing that the thing that's nineties about it. That bothers me the most is. There's a lot of tech that we have to address. And there's also a kind of a nineties thing is to have like a ton of can lights, and not very many chandeliers, so I wanNA, switch that in the future, but yeah, really for the most part. It feels a little bit ambiguous like I think that especially once we're done decorating it. People might think it's from the seventies, or or at least might not be able to guess it was from the nineties. House out California said these feel but you know I shouted. One hundred can lights on my house, right? Thousand Twenty Yeah I mean we do like partways a little bit on Cam Lights A. I was insisting you put lights on here. I have a big problem with them because it's because of photography. Turned on issues like little lights, little alien lights everywhere so I, basically would never turn them on so basically. Just need them, yeah. But I love Chandeliers. Also I love Chandelier so much like picking out a chance I know is a joy a true joy at true hobby. Okay so this is the last question. What did you have to do to finish your house to sell it so quickly? So this House that we are currently living in. We've lived here for five months. Not Long. Yes, so since March. and. The whole time it's been covid the first wave of the first quarantine started four days after we moved here, so it's Saif, just really. Spent a lot of my time doing this stuff. Jeremy I painted a ton of tram for almost a whole month. We painted tram. I painted the bathroom vanity down here all by myself using ACIS tutorial that he wrote for the blog. Yes, links hard-driving paint tutorial That was actually. And it was pretty easy. Obviously call in, did an enormous amount of work very quick plea. He was very in his podcastone, working his ass off, and yeah, he did the panelled ceiling. Which I think is the high point. And then we had Davis custom finishes. Come and paint the exterior and also the fireplace. So Really I. Don't think you prepare this house for sale. You did everything in this house to stay in. You just happened to decide to sell it well. Okay, so we were on our way to renovating it far cells. Obviously because there's a music studio in it and I wouldn't have done that GonNa flip and I wouldn't do a flip anyway like I've never been done that before, but when we realized that we needed to sell it, we realized that we had like sorta found our dream house and we wanted to move. We were like okay well. We need to sell this and taking was like. You need to list it in three weeks and I. I was like Oh. My Gosh, because though wet bar area was completely ripped out. There was nothing there like there is a lot of issues that we had to address really quincy and we got ace at a campaign it, so it was a lot, but those were all things you were going to do anyway it was Jill Yeah that's true? It was just following through with the plan. We had speeding up really quickly. Yeah, that's true. And say I was fine like I. Don't think I don't understand how anyone make money flipping houses or at least I. Maybe it's just not for me because I, don't I just don't see how it's possible to do it that quickly and the reason you got out on skates with this house. Selling it so quick is because of the studio, really yeah. I think it's because before we wanted. Pain d'abre people in, but this confirmed that it was done right. But you, this rimless Kinda Janke right. That's true. When we bought this house, it was just one big open basement, and now at has closed off rooms soundproofed. What floors yeah I mean? You've definitely made this house a lot better much better house and I think the reason why you do so well when you give it your houses and your houses self so quickly. You know your house a cell within a few days mine take weeks really, and then they fall through so anyway. That's why I don't like to sell. Sell houses right is because you're not doing it to make money or to as a job or anything, you're actually doing it for yourself, and you put your heart and soul into the design, and de of it and that I don't think that's something I. You know because I've tried to copy. It just doesn't work. It's the opposite of house flipping. Yes, that's what it is. Yeah, that's why I wouldn't wanNA. Do a house flip. Because then you'd have to stay on a super. Specific budget and not pick out anything that was like your own special. You know like I wouldn't have ever put wallpaper in a house that I thought I was about to sell. No, but. I think it gives it. FEELS YEAH Copied your stuff in the dozen work when I copy it, we're. On this House I painted the door pink, and I put in some floating shelves, and it's not moving though what he wants it. because. I'm so proud right now. All right, thank you so much for listening I. Really appreciate you all I hope that answered all your questions and we will put in. The show notes all different things. We mentioned so see Nixon.

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Podcast #259 - Dink! Dink! It's 2020

Jenna & Julien Podcast

49:28 min | 10 months ago

Podcast #259 - Dink! Dink! It's 2020

"Are you so he is welcome back to the JIM my show featuring one dog on the table and three on the floor. But this one really really wants to get up here doesn't matter he's not getting up. It's no it's twenty twenty K.. We're super laying down the law. This year no Kerman on the table. No no no. That's what we decided to remember. We talked about. We did no no. I don't recall why. No I'm just feeling your material seinfeld episode by just touching my shirt. Because it's he's this three times software and cotton and this is the new rogue but you can hear from your knees speaking to me these Guys when you go to me UNDIES DOT COM slash engine fifteen percent of your first pair free shipping one hundred percents satisfaction guaranteed with the softest underwear robes bracelets. The ones these socks that you can get check them out right now and use a link down below or the one. I just read to get a nice little discount and guys is used post meets. 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But I'm saying I shut shut my brain off and your brains now on again turned my brain. Does he have any software updates or no they always nothing impose there's no over the air nothing available to update. Would you boot back up right away or was it along like startup processes along start hard to beyond. I'm exactly the same okay new year. Same exact me. Well you did watch a good amount of ancient attention aliens. Yes I did. Can I tell you something I did over the break watching. He don't WanNa hear. I'm so embarrassed I'm just embarrassing person. yes I am yes I I don't think you are so you're not. That's really sweet. Isn't that how it works. If you're a person is like you're not embarrassing than you're not embarrassing because go. Who else do you care about that? So not you. As a matter of fact like every time that we liked drink or have friends over the next morning I wake up and I'm like Juliana my embarrassing because I just have have like beer fear where I wake up the next say. I'm just named for Beer for. Is that what it's called. Whatever you WANNA call it? I'm always like Juliette embarrassing. And he's like. Oh Oh baby fine fine yes I just because you say no baby. You're fine doesn't mean that I'm not embarrassing. We're getting off track here but also to desert two very different examples numbers anyways. I was watching ancient aliens in about three. In the morning I went and bought myself Moldova. Kerm it's twenty twenty. It's twenty twenty. Quit your crying guys. We have an Italian Greyhound. We're giving away aaagh. Does this crime leaving the comments that he wanted to know they feed him. I walk him. I do everything I could ever want. And he cries. got a little piece of Moldova. Light you can see here because the me what is that thing next to collects dangerous. No it's not I didn't have a chain. I thought I had like a chain sitting around because I just thought through all this thing on I tell us what motivators I'm going to look and I guess what is can I get I trip tonight from Moldova. Yeah that's my guess motivate. I'll read you from wikipedia. Debate is a forest green green olive green or bluish. Green the tree is silica projectile rock formed by a meteorite impact probably in southern Germany. That occurred fifteen million years years ago. It is a type of tektite basically is only found in like one part of the world's I think or maybe two and it happened from what people believe is to be a meteor impact that melted this part of the rock of that part of the world and it turned this awesome cool see through green color it's like a Libyan desert search in glasses song. It's the same concept some type of mediator or something hot enough to ignite and melted the sand into these glass. Like objects are just like all over where you can find them on the ground and it's super cool see your Washington. Aliens King uncommon was buried with a pendant that was made of that desert. Sand glass no novel. So when did they mention motivate at all. Do they did you look it up after knowing when did the episodes and they were like I don't even I don't even really want to say with the episode is about because I feel like it's funny and embarrassing but it like they were like. Is it possible that the holy growl was made entirely of mold. Vite and I'm like I don't know what that means needs but I like the idea of a text I only being formed in one part of the world and that you can buy little pieces of it for jewelry or for whatever you want and then and then and then enormously I started looking at little pieces of it that were also sold with her camera. Diamonds Women's which is actually a type of really hard courts that is found in upstate. New York which I knew was the thing but I thought her diamonds around lots place. 'cause I grew up in Sir upstate New York so you see them like jewelry. They're super pretty. It looks like a little diamond without all the fire. Equality clear like maybe a a cubic zirconiums with less of that fiery quality. Because the girl those look really good for fake diamonds North But apparently Komo diamonds because they're so clear and powerful and stabilizing energy that people use multi as like For Crystal will healing as a way of transformation. Apparently very powerful as you can see. I've already transformers. You're looking new per sacked. Same Person Awesome that I was your new person. You know Completely transformed when I came into the podcast around was like wait a minute so then I started looking at mold. Mold vite jewelry pieces with her Kamarck diamonds. As a way to stabilize the transformative energy motivate motivate. And then I was like I should look up some other gemstones and see what they mean and you girl fell down and crystal and now I understand how they're like plants. It's like once you learn about one a little bit about something else. Then you're like what's this one do. Wow what's that one of us is going to be a new hobby. No it's I stopped myself okay broker because I was like you know what I don't do software out. There gave you some good restraint. I'm proud of you. Thank is to spend let Germany on beautiful things gemstones. But I don't I don't let's just by this one little piece of motivate and see how it makes me feel. Yeah that's not it can be the only one you buy one hundred. They're getting more I I. I'm not that interested. Do you know what I'm saying to you. I fell down the hall of like looking looking into it because I'm curious but I'm not interested in what I'm saying. Okay you know being rude. I'm not being rude. I'm listening are I'm just saying we'll see you say you'll get one. I say maybe get a couple more. That's it but I feel like I was into it when I was a kid. Like you knew your birth zone and that kind of stuff. offen- little gemstones little Opel here little moonstone nearly so pretty I like I like gemstones because I like the way that they look. I'm not not super invested. I get I get all of the rest of the qualities I get that but I like to think that some of them are a little too expensive for me to be like this. This is a hobby. No bit you buy jewelry. You know what I'm saying. No I think look criminal gross. Oh my God no I definitely think doc it's A. It's interesting for a lot of different reasons that that sort of thing could be interesting to a person so I'm not I'm not slamming at all. I think it's cool. All I'm saying is I could've gone down and really really crazy rabbit hole because there's lots of cool stuff out there. You could have turned into Hank I just. I got a little piece of motivate because I it's a form from a meteor fourteen fifteen million years ago and I think that's so cool corker touch it again. It just has like these really cool patterns and it's like the pictures of the ones that are like big in crazy are just. I think they're beautiful. So well congrats on your on your new acquiring of Moldova. That's very exciting. I just feel like you're judging congratulating you this is about. This is about congratulating in reinforcing our our two week relaxation and whatever we accomplished didn't accomplish from it so I'm saying in congrats on acquiring your new motivate. I didn't acquire anything. We'll get that it's cool because at the same time the Komo they didn't cut it. That's how it forms. Sometimes it forms like they call it a hedgehog pattern well. That's pretty cool isn't it. It is cool. That's what I think. I didn't acquire anything during my break. Yeah they can't see it so I'm showing you. They can look up pictures of mold debate. It just looks like Poop Cana- you know but like I'm doing. What do you mean like a green stone? It looks nothing like Poop It was my mom's birthday Q.. Is your mom's birthday. We didn't get this year for over a little web. Happy Belated Birthday. Okay to the Webby machine if you guys feel like tweeting her happy birthday. She's wonderful motivate. Just let me know I got shop on. She's good with us. I think I think she took it. You know it's funny. You're talking to your day. And she brought it up. She's like yeah. No I'm all good with motivated by the adult. Have I don't need any more of it. yeah we didn't we didn't spend. We actually spend Christmas as our family like us and it was really nice usually each year. Or either you're driving up to see your family Up North or you know. I'm seeing my family down here or something's happening with family and This year really felt like we were able to kind of beer on family and we had money and we spent Christmas and new years at home and it was really nice. It was like a it was it was very on theme with our turn off for the holidays and relax we got the house festive and we made some really fun. Food is Israeli fun. It was nice. Yeah Yeah and as the break now closes. I know. We don't want it to no but do you have any thoughts about twenty twenty like I'm I'm excited. I'm excited to go back to work into to like get back out of the house a little bit and just spread my wings a little bit. I had my high value fiend. I'm smiling. I'm trying to be charming. I had my hibernation hibernate until it's springtime. Okay so you're going okay. Okay that's fine I can run out and get some. I can get us our food in and go out into the world. Not I could hibernate until spring. That's fine that's fine. You don't Mandy should market one of their like onesies as hibernation onesie. Yeah I'd be down me. Andy's take this idea okay. This one's on the house. It's a onesie but it's super thick right and it's you can market it as it's thicker than a bear's fur but don't actually make in Brazil because who the hell's GonNa even know and then then there's pockets everywhere for food one. Some of them are refrigerated pockets. Some of them are pantry pockets. And there's a hood that goes completely over not only your ahead but wrap your whole body it like turns you into a big ball of onesie with all your food. Yeah there's intonation holes it's a very scientific again you're welcome. You can have that idea for free just if you make if you make them send me one and one for Jenna two and one for good measure so gross having like sleeping with all your food and it has auto washing fabric. So the micro model is not only three times often cotton but three times cleaner than cotton at all times because it has a built in microbes. I think you're thinking of microbial. Julian microbials Dell's. That's not the same thing. It is just because it has the word micro in microbe. You'll fabric no Mike. A guy named Mike invented. Actually this is not shark. Tank getting carried away like I would be in my hibernation period in Miami Andy's hibernation Lindsey Anyway It's yet I hope you guys had a good break too. I mean we. We really didn't do much which was nice and is what we planned on. You know we like children the House. We actually saw some friends which is cool. We get to hang out LEXI and we went to West Hollywood for a Little Bit Hal. Yet and Drink on New Year's Irish feel like as much as I could do nothing forever since my favorite thing to do I have a little bit of the like the going back to the world blues. You know but for sure. It's definitely better for me than to do nothing for forever. You know I would agree. Yeah I mean I would totally agree and I think that's a feeling that a lot of people can probably identify with. Yeah which is like you have a really fun break or weekend or whatever it is and come Sunday. You're like damn I'm sad. I have to go back to whatever schoolwork but once you get back into it and you start you know moving back into your routine and you know things are moving. It feels good. You know it feels like you're you're doing stuff. I'm also just like when I'm on my little break here. Yeah I'm just like the worst version of myself. The laziest lake calories. Don't cow like I don't get to do anything they want to do. I'm just like a blog loss. LAWF- I'm a little slow. I don't think that's the worst version of you though. I feel like whenever I do that. Whenever Montlake my little nothing break? I'm just indulging in all of the the worst parts of me which are like amon minist- sleeping stay up lay e bed food like I just think it's so funny but I'm like you did this ever you suck I think you I think we're similar in that way because something about our past and something about you know our early twenties and when we worked a lot a lot of jobs and we weren't really comfortable and we had to do a lot of shit it sort of like ingrained in our minds that like the moment were able to not do this. We're GONNA really fucking take command of that. I think I have that too. You know and so when I feel really bad then you get like way overindulging like okay. Let's let's calibrate here but ballots balance. It's all about right but leading up to the break. Your life is not balanced in that you need a break so then you take the break. Your overwork back yeah exactly. Life is all about balance except we're not balanced at all so take that advice from people who are completely unbalanced we over work ourselves to the point of exhaustion and then we do nothing for two weeks I would say my life is unbalanced because I spend the majority of my time in day they just doing nothing but small animals so in big animals. Take whatever I say with a grain of salt grain of Himalayan salt no no no grain and multiply take it with a grain of Moldova China. Twenty twenty it's going to transform me. Oh is it yet. That's the cool thing about crystals is that you don't have to do any work. It works for you. You know what I'm saying. I'm starting to get like these things now. That was a joke as good. Thanks Joe what getting your favorite restaurants delivered to your house. Twenty four hours a day seven days a week and you know what thank you for that if if you guys okay if you you are still in shut off mode and you need. You're you're guilty food you'd guilty pleasure food whatever post meets is there for you but but if you guys are now you now New Year's new me you know working on your diet and trying to make sure you're eating the right things and you have very specific things that you want to eat and maybe you don't really we feel like cooking at all. There's a cool function on post meets that I actually have been using where you can search not restaurants but food you can search menus the whole entire menu database on post so you search and then you click menu food not restaurants and you can search aimed vegetables strawberries. Whatever it is Tofu whatever your thing is okay. Fruit shake chocolate. I don't know what you're you're what you're trying to eat. But it makes it so you can order things like all a cart. which which makes you know if you're cooking your meal president of your cooking something you don't want to deal with the vegetables part of it? You just look up some steamed vegetables. Nearly oh I'll just get delivered. It and post meets can serve a lot of different purposes for you so I've been doing that I think it's super helpful and I just wanted to let you guys know. Oppose his great. And even when you're not being naughty with your food you can use post meets to your advantage ninety naughty and they also have salads salads. Cool to if you like that kind of thing guys if you go to the APP store download the Post Mates Abuse Co genitally and you get a hundred dollars of free delivery credit for your first seven days of using the APP and then you have an APP that delivers food to your house after that period ends so it's like a win win win and when you're hungry you get fed so check it out also guys get yourself psomiadis right now. It's it's a cooler time of year and you might want a nice cozy onesie or a pair of underwear abroad or this beautiful robe three times softer than cotton. Their underwear is unparalleled. 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We watched survivor. We he had a Jewish Christmas and we watched all of survivor. So fine were Island of the idols was the name of the season. We watched very good season and I had a lot. I Miss Survivor. It'd been a long time since we watched Benjamin a whole season in one day. WHO's perfect? Perfect Yeah Yeah. That was a good Christmas. Can we go back. Yeah I had such good times really fun. It was really fun. We made the lockers recipe that I made on my channel with cheese in IT and then we made Orange chicken or chicken Chinese food and I say that is so good because you make it with Tofu. Yeah but that's not. The hard part is can the Saas right. That's the hard part. How do you make the sauce fresh squeezed orange juice? He's a lot of different ingredients like you need. You need like vinegar need oranges. Forget you need vinegar and oranges Tofu. Yeah but like Oh my God. Don't put those three together. It's not as so acidic or you need a lot of sugar. Oh you know that sounds a lot of sugar. I don't know there's a recipe be somewhere but it was really good. It was good food. Don't don't touch him. Why can't I touch him? Because he's my guy and you already offered them up for longer so dry for those of you that don't know also by the way when Karma had his teeth out he has Three eighteenth left. I don't think I ever said that. I don't think you do either. He only has three teeth left. So that's why his tongue now hangs all the way out all the way out. Don't what's cute. Hangs out the same side as marble. They both hang out their tongues left. Yeah you got three left bud door. He's still just as nasty as he was before. I really does hang all the way out though yet like marble I feel he does good job somehow putting it back in like keeping it. Currently dries her Gumilla. Let this thing dry. He doesn't have his new fuck and then when he drools. It drips all the way down his tongue which is already like all the way out like. Oh he's just hope grow. NOPE that's disgusting. It's either like really dry or soaking wet. You Know God God. Sorry but I'm sorry I'm sorry. Rem Sorry Bunny First Christmas which was really nice. She was very festive. Enjoyed it and for a lot of walks. She liked the tree she got Houston three in about thirty seconds. While we have those lights that you can control like they're what led lights or whatever like Bluetooth controls string of Bluetooth Bluetooth controlled lathes so right when we put it up too early and made it to lakes fancy flashing kristen that she did not like that so we found a setting that was just just like stagnant lights and she's fine with that. I thought she was going to be more scared of the tree but she wasn't. Yeah a lot of you guys are tweeting us us about the fireworks on New Year's Eve But actually first of all she did find. She doesn't mind fireworks but we about a month and a half into having having her was the fourth of July and that was the first time where we were actually really nervous Because we knew that there were going to be fireworks and she did find. She really doesn't she doesn't mind the fireworks It's you know it's weird. I think like trash trucks are the bane of her existance. Like she's terrified of trash truck still bill and I think it's it's a thing where it's it's the site of it coupled with the sound of it and the base of it I think if she were to see fireworks like if we were outside and we took her to fireworks bird box. I think that that would be the scariest Israel box for her. But when she's like she really still likes sitting in the game game room and she likes to sit like over in her little corner with that door closed in the fact that we live in the valley so there's not a lot of fireworks here because of fires so you might hear them in the distance. They're relatively quiet. We just haven't really had firework at issue with her but I agree if she ever saw scarred fireworks works forget it. I think she would lose. I mean it's so weird. How the like things that really spooked her or get? Her attention are just so visual for the most part like the trash chuck. She doesn't like she's GonNa Trash truck can ruin her. It can ruin her day. It sucks because sometimes it'll be coming around the block the first thing in the morning. I'll let her out to go to the bathroom. And she'll just run out and then be like nope and go all the way back inside be like fuck this. I'm I'M GONNA go to skip breakfast to know. Yeah scare scared she She still has. I mean it's GonNa be a long time in me until she feels like she can't be scared of or isn't scared of normal things but the trash thing she's getting better we walked. We WanNA walk the other day and there was a trash truck just kind of sitting there picking up a big old dumpster and she was pulling a little little bit. Didn't want to go near. And so we stood there and I just kind of like pattern kept her at ease while we watched it and we watched it all the way down the street and she just kind of looked at it and she's he's brave like she's getting more and more confident and brave with things that she is was previously like scared to death of but yeah. We don't have problems with the the fireworks no problems with the fireworks. She even saw him on an heard. The Montego like when we had our friends over for New Year's a few you people and we're in the main room of the house and we're playing beer pong. She didn't try and chase any of the balls. Mind you we're adults so we play beer Pong Lake. You fill the cups up with water and everyone just at their own leisure drink tips their own drink. It's just for the fun of playing it without all of the sculpting -ness of drew cups Uddhav so like your birthday last year or she wasn't and we didn't have her yet no not from Earth. That was the last time we had like people here but like anyone in the house usually show like hang out for a little bit. She's really curious Jason. Then she'll go in the game room and how some quiet but she sat on the couch and we had like the New Year's Eve stuff on TV and we're listening to music and she sat on the couch and just watched everything and didn't try to steal the beer pong balls with summer stimuli like people talk talking. There's the noise bouncing. There's the noise of the New Year's Eve celebration which obviously obnoxious hunt even know why we watched with music and then there's the fireworks on TV and then there's the ball the ball bouncing around us throwing the ball around like that not bothering her. She was sleeping on the couch. She was watching it and sleeping to be part of the fun. Yeah we had had Three people over plus we had a total of five people and yeah I mean she's like that kind of thing is six months ago would have never happened so no shouldn't even be in the living room. No now. She's a what on season six Seinfeld. He's on season six of Seinfeld she just She got past the midway point of season six. PM really proud her for that but she didn't have to hear any actual fireworks. You just saw them on TV and even she was okay. And I wouldn't say she said you know some dogs like Actually Watch TV. I wouldn't say she's he's like actually watching it. I think she's trying to figure out if some scenes or some things on the TV are cool and then when she decides that they're they're fine essential. Lay Down I think. I think she's really there to be closer to everybody and have a really comfortable but I think for the most part you're right but I do see her sometimes actually pay attention and I don't know for sure but there's literally some people that turn their two young for their dog because the dog wants to watch it doesn't yeah. Our trainer has Dogo Argentino Tino and he turns on the TV for him and he just sits there hill record of and he was like he looks like a person. Looks like I like a human being. Nobody I think the humor of Seinfeld really resonates with her. I think she the pacing and the tone that humor the style of it. She appreciates every once once in a while so just kind of look up and be like Oh yeah. That's pretty much. It was that Funny Julian back and I'm like no and she also knows I mean. We had been up in this room in two weeks and just now John was like you WanNa go podcast. I'm literally podcast. And she sprinted up here because she likes sitting on that bed in that corner in that spot so I think she missed the podcasts casts. Catchy looks so funny. When she calls them bed she just looked so small small small? Hi Baby I hi girl just as cooling in our dog off Mike and our sake podcast. My Dude aw I know knows twenty twenty but I when I saw that when I saw the you know 'cause it happens on the east coast I and and the ball Singapore and you see it before it's like happening it says like happy twenty twenty and it just like hit me for a second. What a weird futuristic number? It's a weird future number. It doesn't feel quite real when you think about the numbers of it also. I saw something that said. We're closer to twenty fifty nine hundred ninety. Oh no which is fucked up. It's very scary when he fifty or no or no from now on. It's like every number of past twenty twenty one. That's a futuristic number twenty twenty two. That's a futuristic number twenty twenty three that's a features ruled on. I'm not twenty twenty four. That's a futuristic number. Twenty twenty five year terrific number twenty hold on twenty twenty six twenty i. Five is the year that hopefully will get some nice competitive self driving vehicles on the market for the non luxury car market. Have you talked about your plan for cars. I don't know I feel like I have. Maybe maybe we're just maybe we're just getting old and repeating ourselves like your parents. Do I've already if I haven't just in case you haven't heard I heard it. I like to shout it from a rooftop that I'm not buying another vehicle that I have to drive the next vehicle that I buy will be a car that drives me but I'm not interested in a tesla or any type of luxury car. I want like a self driving. Fully Automated Bidding Mini Din. That I got out and then all my dogs insert got it out. Get it out. Fill the back with carpet. Sit back there with my dogs and have drive me round around. I mean that sounds Nice you think. Twenty twenty five year. That's going to happen. Twenty twenty five. I feel like is when you might see like a a Honda Self off-track with self driving technology. Mind you obviously. That's still the Union you sit in the driver's seat. You're talking about full on Uber. self-driving the back seat and that Fokker drives around around wall so I I still think that even with the Tesla you can't sit in the back seat of your Tesla with no one in the driver seat and have it drive. You won't work yet. I think that that's possible but like not right now. We still need still need to operate. But twenty twenty five. I think is mom. We'll see a competitive marketplace for vehicles. That aren't Tesla's yeah. Yeah for sure. Because I do know like Jaguar Agwu are and like you know Mercedes Benz in that kind of stuff or making self luxury cars are doing it. I yeah so that you could buy instead of just having in your option via Tesla you could by Mercedes that has self-driving technology. Yeah well I don't think it's. I don't think it's really surprising anyone that the future is definitely gonNA to be self driving at this point or electric or electric but mo- mostly self driving. I think like I what I think is going to happen is like as is more cars. Started up self-driving tech and as more of that has implemented two cars that are actually on the road. We're GONNA see a huge decrease in accidents. It's I think that's what's going to happen. And that's going to be sort of the turning point to where people are like okay. This is the direction we should go. I mean you never know. That's what I think though. I don't care about that. I only care here because I don't want to drive myself. Well I don't care about anything I mean. I obviously would love fewer accidents. Don't get me wrong but like my reasoning is. Why why would I pay my money to drive myself around 'cause driving payment money's though it drives me I mean I get that? Isn't that like a dad. Dad Joke like that car. Better drive you off the. I've definitely heard my dad told me that Joe. Yeah my car is GonNa drive me. It is who's he's laughing now dad. Yeah and it's many. Oh God my car. My car by the way bought in two thousand twelve and it's been been sitting dead in the garage. I don't want to talk about it now because I don't I don't drive it. The debt is carbon. I don't drive it because I am angry at resentful added. Why what did it do wrong? What how did it wrong you it? It didn't I made it up in my head I love it. It was like you know a big solutions Turkey. I was really excited. I felt like a real adult and I just don't drive it so I keep letting it die pretty cool boyfriend and drives around and it's called jeep. Needed drove it. I ask him to drive me. Everywhere are mostly because I have already a resume in the store the grocery store you know which we do go to every single day pretty much so I mean it's not that I never leave my house but I'm I'm just not driving you are so I'm I'm I'm like if I could buy a car than has Julian in you know got it. Okay well however self self driving this car. Maybe it's not going to have the charm of the good looks of Jillian so just warning you for that. Oh I and I just like why. Why would I take my money in the years? Here's twenty to twenty twenty five. I don't think you're want like a sick sick. What is what is the Like Honda minivan the pilot. Yeah they got I want dope pilot. That drives me. Is it a pilot. I don't know I just need that so I don't think you're wrong. I think if you guys have a cool boyfriend drives you around for the time being or few hoover or if you take public transport you wait a little bit and I think See what Jenner does tourney twenty-five then maybe use that as your I don't know I have a very unique circumstance that allows me to wait five years to just be like no. I do think that is true but also I think you don't in that people always are kind of like planning out when they're GONNA get their next car or when they're going to save you know and so I think thinking about it in that respect is something that people could relate to. Yeah I mean when I bought my car I bought it to have for at least ten years. So it's probably what eight years last eight years old so in another two years I would be ready to start considering buying another car so I'm like sewing if I could stretch that out another couple years. Guess what year. It is twenty twenty four twenty five the time when I've theoretically proposed that we may have a competitive market. Twenty twenty five. We're GONNA based done no research whatsoever. You've looked at maybe a little bit but not a lot and it's also no guarantee nothing you say is based on research you research things like don't don't expose me like this twenty twenty five. We're going to be sitting here levitating on the podcast. It's going to be so futuristic. We're going to get rid of these chairs and which can be floating like you see what I did. That's how we're going to be floating podcasts. From Um your car we think that God casts car cast. But we don't have to drive. We'll do all the card. We're GONNA know someone it has to drive we'll cameras. We'll do all the podcast. We're going to worldwide tour in your car podcasting on the road. You'd tell every major city in the driver's seat not involve you can't just no. It's an APP on your phone between twenty five actually implanted in your brain back mayor. Okay if you found your perfect Honda. Beautiful Mini that drove itself great safety rating literally no strings attached except for one string wondering. What's this implement the car keys into your brain absolutely not and it's free absolutely not knowing how `bout that absolutely not your brain in your adult? NOPE not into it so the car keys can't live inside you know but it's tiny it's Micra Gel even if we had the microchip technology for people now like you know. We spent all that time going to the DMV. Getting our real. ID's these or whatever you need them to fly eventually if they gave you the option to put a chip in you the way that they've always theorized that like you know. I know I will. I will wait until the government tells me a half to do. Yeah I do not want it in my body thank you. That's that's my personal preference. PRINCI body I echo that statement I will. I will also not be putting government property inside my body weight But also but also you really were one of the last people I knew to get into the thing. You really didn't want to do that. Well I'm I am happy to report. It doesn't ever fuck in recognize me absolutely breath. I just love how you're like. No if I if I do face. Id move the government's going to know what I look bitch. Snapchat has known exactly that I didn't say yes in some respect you did say that you didn't want you. You didn't want your facial recognition being in database. I wasn't Julia and what's not just been doing that for Lance. What do you say I'm like on the Internet Internet constantly? Like if the government wants to know who I look like personally. There's enough information that exists on the Internet from snapchat from everything. It wasn't that I just. I don't want my phone looking at my face and recognizing my face I just don't want is facial mapping. It's already never said that. I don't want my face. In a database. He says government information as if somebody wanted my my facial technologies. IRA there you. Might you know no. I didn't Julian. That wasn't my reasoning. Okay Oh no you make me mad know. Why are you getting mad? You're hesitant to put on face idea on your phone because you didn't want I set edited owned Ryan is your face yes. That's that's what I said. Hello no you were like as if snapchat as an already existed. It's true. Yeah I know which is why I had no problem using snapchat because it's fucking fun but we all knew that technology was getting used. Okay they were using that right I I think so. But isn't that the whole thing like having a Google home in an Alexa didn't there to use wantonly criminal trial. Yes they did. They're all over the house house. We now have one. That has a camera on it. That's what I was saying. That's not fun way. What is the name of that one? The Alexa what is it called. I don't know Big Daddy. We have the Amazon big daddy which is the Alexa with a screen. The camera on we should cover that camera. Okay so they can't get an extra angle when I'm doing my cooking videos. Okay Fair Enough Fair enough you under you understood the facial. All regulations software was already out there. Absolutely right fine everyone. Everyone's like the whole. FBI Men meam. It's like true but not true but like it's just a joke because it's like we've all sort of Buddha Rep. I want to see if it recognizes you just well. It's locked unlocked. That's what the mock logo is for. Then you just swipe up we have you been doing. You're wrong. Oh my God so you have to swipe when the lock turns to unlock and it stays on the homes that means it recognized. Oh no but it gives me like touch pad okay. Let me take my glasses though. It was already unlocked. Hold on it's working perfectly. No it's not I'm telling it gives me the the number pat all the time you know you can program multiple faces into one phone so I can unlock your phone with my face. Do not come in my phone. You know what is. Is that when you like helped me set this up. I probably look just like this because I look like this all the time if I have makeup on him probably is when it does. Is it like a regularly. Doesn't recognize that was a big. That was a big lake On Youtube like as soon as facial recognition they did the makeup look versus their regular great. Yeah I just look the same does recognize all every time you always look the say. What the heck is that even supposed to be rude? Here's here's here's how my my face differs from time to time. My hair will be completely messy. My glasses we'll be on and off. My facial hair will change a little bit like these are all things that don't really affect a facial recognition algorithm. I don't think if you even want to call it inaugural called do some heavy face shape and contour. The I don't do I. Just just let it all hang out with my plan for this year and do some big things I just want my self driving minivan without the keys implanted into my brain which was questions all right so no keys implanted near brain. That's fine. What if the government knocked on our front door? You put this in your brain. No I don't want to. That's when we lived in Black Mayor Times uh-huh Oh my God twenty twenty wearing black near times. Now I gotta go I gotta go. I'm scared okay While I hope you guys had a good new year because you're feeling refreshed and back to your routines and they hope whatever resolutions goals you have for this year happened for you and I'm ex. I'm excited for this year. I think there's the a lot on the horizon to be excited about and what. Yeah and twenty twenty. I don't know it's just a weird fucking number. I can't I can't even understand that you're living in it's a it's a science fiction novel number. Yeah I don't know well in two thousand twenty if you guys have any ideas for the podcast only for this year. We'll take your ideas. We've never done it before we will never do it again. But let us know if you have ideas for guests this year only and we'll try to make them happen. I screen shot some like over the break because I was a little bit on the Internet but not really but I saw one the other day that I was like. Oh we doing that. One oriented I forget. What does God for screen shots? This one someone Dole Becky on twitter said I will literally buy this and send it to you guys. You played on the podcast. I need to hear Julian bullshitting all of these. It's a game called. WHAT'S THE PLOT A party game for people who like to talk shit? How it works sounds good? You take a prompt card. Tell us your there. Here's a examples. Apple's tell us your superhero origin story. Tell us about why you are not welcome in Canada anymore. Oh Yeah Yeah. Tell us about the time you had had to say goodbye to your imaginary. Oh yeah this is tell us about the time your mom told you. She couldn't cope with your furry addiction any longer being credible credible that Jeff Jeff. We should have them back to do that. One that is funny. You know. Also be good that Chris Mellberg he is. He's good at that. They just there on the spot they make it happen on. What makes them really like? Intricate crafted story go. Very strongly developed characters increase. Would just tell us like a very funny joke. I Love Fred over friends to we got good friends. We also have a podcast that we were supposed to do in the last one but we ran out of time. And it's an idea that we got that we got that one in the bank to the cooking. Baby we got all these ideas. He pleased yourself how sick that was me. Unlocking the phone. I recognize you. It's like instant it regulates your face. Sulphur I don't see it so good right now. I'm I'm telling you like sitting at my desk and I'll look at it and it just like number pad every time I'm sorry doing ab left so hard thinking about you. Take your phone and waiting for it to like actually swipe itself up when you need to. Swipe I didn't realize that that little unlocked symbol. That means usually usually. Yeah but I don't just sit there and go like this and not swipe up. I know but I'm imagining you on your own. Knee Lake Juliette my phone staring Sir. How do I turn it on? Okay well you're talks. I am toxic. You're right about that Have a great rest here week. We'll see you guys next week on the PODCAST. We're going to be live on twitter this week doing stuff they were GonNa Start Detroit this week. ooh Detroit become he. WE'RE GONNA start out on this week. We're going to probably do like a stream a week of Detroit or replay a handful of hours together together So excited about that and your laugh. It will tweet on the genitalium account when we're live with Detroit. Because I know a lot of asking about but happy. Twenty twenty who love all you very much. Thanks for being here. We'll see yeah.

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The Bullet Journal Method (with Ryder Carroll)

The Accidental Creative

27:51 min | 2 years ago

The Bullet Journal Method (with Ryder Carroll)

"Today's episode of the accident critic podcast brought to you by skill share to get two months, a skill share for just ninety nine cents, visit skill, share dot com. Slash cream. Looking at the about the dug in at the beginning. Muggy. Luggage. Hug it. We'll continue. Excellent podcast. My name is Todd Henry, and I'm your host. Many of the best innovations are the ones we create to scratch our own ish. I started this very podcast back in two thousand five because I was struggling creative director trying to find decent conversations about how to help my team stay healthy and productive over the long term. Well, today's guests also scratching each and it's now help countless people around the globe better organized their thoughts and their days. So quick confession, I am a paper at it. I am. I've relented somewhat, and now I use an ipad pro for some of my note taking and other tasks, but there's nothing like a well-crafted notebook and the field of a pin scratching on paper. So when I came across the bullet journal method, a few years ago, I was at first intrigued and then quickly hooked. It's a simple method for planning your day and tracking your thoughts and ideas, whether I loved about it, was it simplicity and that it removed the pressure to get it right that many journaling and productivity methods impose the creator of the bullet journal method is writer. Carroll, and he's on this episode of the show to help us understand a bit about how to use journaling to organize our lives and to accomplish our goals. He's just released a book called the bullet journal method, and we'll be discussing it in just a moment before we dive into that won't let you know today's episode is brought to you by skill share, one of the most important factors in not only effectiveness, but also life satisfaction is lifelong growth committing to learning new skills to developing yourself, trying new things to stretching your perspective and your boundaries. 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I'm sure many of you are familiar with it and have experience experimented with a writer. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks for having me on so. You know before we jump into the specifics about the book in about the bullet journal method and all of that could use, tell us a little bit about your background. You know what? What was your career path late getting to this point. Sure. So I would say occur past decade or so of actually done any digital product designer and art director, designing websites, and apps and identities, and things like that. So very much digital native. So your background is in all things digital. I guess in terms of design, and yet you have developed a very analog type of method way of capturing and and planning and all of that. So what you, first of all, what drew you to create something that was mostly pen and paper base stray? Given that your background is in technology and design? Your what? Why. Why? Pen and paper? Well, I guess we have to rewind way back. So back in the day. Hausner young going to school quickly turned out that had learning disabilities. And at the time there weren't a lot of tools available to somebody with ADD, which is what I was diagnosed with. And so I started figuring out ways to get organized and be productive like piece by piece in the only way I could do as a kid is I had pen and paper. That's about all ahead. So fast forward twenty years over time iterative on these tools and techniques until Finally, I kind of had a core tool set if you will, that I've been refining ever since that has eventually turned into what is known as the bullet journal today. And what was interesting is when I started being able to focus on things that actually really interested me, I realized that I actually did have a lot of focus and I could be very disciplined and the all these tools methodologies that had developed that helped me overcome challenges now be saying twice as impactful. And so basically as I became a digital product designer. As the internet became more and more prevalent. I realized that my notebook allowed me to remain much more focused than without it. So I'd go through spells where I didn't use it in are realizing things started falling through the cracks, especially when I tried to replace elements of it with. A wealth of digital products out there that do different hearts of the same thing. That makes sense. Absolutely. Well, yeah. So like I just found that in this digital space, this thing that had designed in the mostly Mason digital world proved to be one of the most effective tools of stead for me to stay productive. Yeah, you know, it's, there's something about I through this with my kids. I have a teenager to teenagers actually, fifteen and thirteen. I'm still getting used to that. And then our daughter's a little bit younger. She's eleven, but you keep everything in their phones, their calendar, their task, list everything. And you know, all pretty regularly go through this thing where I'll say, hey, you know what? If you just kept an index card in your back pocket and you pulled it out every so often and looked at it, I think it would probably be better for you in terms of remembering and in terms of spotting patterns only because. Was once you put something in an app, it's gone. It's out in the somewhere like there's no prompt. You look at it again, but there is something about pen and paper that this very routing and that is that almost in many ways. It sort of keeps things in front of you and helps you spot patterns more readily than if they're just sort of out there loosely connected somewhere in cyberspace. Yes, absolutely. And I think that one of the reasons is because it's more challenging and it's more challenging to take out the piece of paper finder Hanan writes something down than just kind of, you know. Sending it into the Boyd of the app world, right? Like I want him to very clear that I think apps can be tremendously helpful in certain aspects. But a lot of time, I think that we mistake. Convenience, an efficiency right there, like two different things. It's like Mary, it's very efficient seemingly to just be able to rattle something off into your app, but I don't think it's very efficient because it goes nowhere read the process of Absheron. It is more efficient. But like honestly, it's just the convenience that makes us think that we are being more efficient and taking a step back I've found and actually having to stop and spend time to think about something into really distill something into what matters. Like taking that time that little bit of friction compounded over time can make you significantly more focus and then actually thereby more efficient. That's a balance that the is very tricky to figure out each to their own. Yeah, I think that's right. I think everybody's going to have their own opinion on that matter. But as someone who I've wavered I've gone back and forth between you'll. I mean, I'm a heavily immersed in the tech world. Obviously, I use technology to solve problems like my task list. For example, I use technology to track my task list because they have so many recurring tasks and other things, and the bullet journal method does a great job of of doing that. But for me, personally, I find that helpful, but for other things, pen and paper is absolutely invaluable for planning for for writing. I used to journal electronically and I realized there's something about taking the time to stop into right and to feel the scratch of the Pentagon paper that just makes it feel more valuable makes it feel more real. And again, like to your point, it slows you down puts friction in the process. That forces you to have to stop and think right as you go. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, don't get me wrong. Obviously I want to get things done as a fishery as possible. And the thing is like speed is so seductive. It's like, oh, I'll get a get more done. I'll get more things done faster. And in my own experience, having spent a lot of time with apps using a lot of apps, designing a lot of ads that's not always true, right? You'll get you'll get like I would say some of the like tertiary things done, much faster, right? Like data entry way faster. That's like, what does it mean? Like, Why's it important? Why am I doing this in the first place? Like those are very important steps that we're starting to skip all too frequently. Yeah, completely agree. And it's funny out I want to jump in next to to talk about your bullet journaling conceptually, but I I went from sort of notebook, like being such a notebook addict and Dave. Oh, Tae. And then a friend of mine was using the ipad pro with the apple pencil about a year ago, and I looked at it and I said, oh my goodness that that will solve all of my problems. And so I still, I handwrite everything. They use templates and all of that with the ipad pro. So I still handwrite my journalists, so handwrite everything. But the the beautiful thing is it solve the problem of like I have everything with me. Now. Everywhere I go, you know, and it syncs up to my phone. So it's sort of like I can't get rid of the handwriting and the slowing down and having that tactile experience, but it's nice to have. We have tools now they're starting to make it easier for you to get sort of the best of both worlds. In many ways. Sure. I mean, just depends on what it is that you want. I think that's what's really like a core philosophy underlying the bullet journal method, right? It's it's a lot of people always look to these apps. It's like, oh, and finally found my global solutions who so many shoes and like, you know, check that box and then. A week a month a year later, you realize that it really isn't right. And then you start having to deal with like, okay, what do I replace it with what I do this with the thing that I like about the bullet journalists that it's like every solution that I give you where every solution that you come up with is designed to de evolved, and it's designed like in some cases to be totally temporary in the whole. The whole concept behind it is dealing with how we evolve in how we change in like continuously changing the way that we approach whatever it is that we're trying to focus on on a consistent basis. Right. And then luckily in my experiences, like nothing easier to change in the way that you use your notebook lights for me, challenge has done with apps like you are beholden to the opinions of the creators of the app, which a lot of the time is required because if it didn't happen opinion, the app would probably be way too broad. And then he wouldn't really know how to use it. Right. Like it's it's like a lot of the super flexible apps out there can very quickly spin out of control, but then you out on the other hand, you have absolutely super focus that led do one very well or youth like mobile design, right? Like those, those patterns are very specific opinion, and if they happen to align with what you need, they can be great. I just haven't found any software at least my own experience kind of balances, both those things that can be super focused and super general and can change based on what you need rich. But the beautiful thing about pen and paper, like it's only beholden to you. Absolutely. I don't think it's a pen. I don't think it's analog versus digital. I think they're just all twolves and you have to figure out what tools help you. Execute the best. Yeah, let ya overtime. I love that perspective. All right. So let's talk about bullet journaling. Just kind of wanna get into the weeds. Obviously, we talked about this, you know, it's not. I mean, it's not really something that you can talk about in detail on the podcast so that you kind of have to see and have explained to you, which is why I think the book is so valuable, the bullet journal method, but let's talk about it in a in a broad sense. What is bullet journaling. In a broad sense, I would say that bullet journaling gives you a way to very quickly organize your thought by code defying your entries into small bullets. Essentially, you categorize your thoughts into tasks events in notes. Each one of those has a symbol. Some very basic, very basic part of it is trying to take your thoughts out of your head to organize them on paper. Like in that process. I think a lot of really important things start happening a, you're just like offloading a lot of the noise throughout the day. Also you have to distill information down to what is. Most important in real time. We don't necessarily have to think about it or Moldova, right? Like you get a task, you write it down, but what about that tax is worth writing down by keeping its shore? You mmediately stir begin to focus. So at a very core Bolger Williams about taking your thoughts and putting them out on paper from a systematic standpoint. But I always like to say that the bullet-riddled method is a mindfulness practice. The sky is the productivity system in some way. Because like overtime was angered you to do is go back and review your notes through various different, very specific methods. So on one hand, just tap Shering the Russian the noise of life than like you kind of. Set specific times where you review those things start to ask yourself questions like is vital. Does it matter? And again, this is not super STAN shows since like sometimes write things down because it's easier just to write down than it is to parse them. Right. I think it's important to come back to the things that you task yourself with. Because like literally the things we task ourselves with shape our experience, they shape our lives, and the bulletin was about trying to figure out which things in your task list in your notebook, the things that you put into your life actually add value. Yeah, so I wanna we're not. We're not gonna get in the weeds. I promise you or not, but just you again, I think for people listening just to give them a general sense of what this is and how it kind of functions. There are three kind of high level parts of a bullet journal. There's a task list. There's a journal and there's a plan, or could you just give us a broad overview of what. Each of those three parts are what they're designed to do. Sure. To break it down. Essentially, the bullet journal on the one hand has been called rapid logging, which I just talked about, which is how you capture thoughts. Then the other big component are these things called collections and collections are way for you to collect related information. On the one hand, you have the daily log. The daily log is used to offload. Thanks from your mind. Then you have the monthly log, which basically gives you an opportunity to step back each month and think about the things that you need to do and then the time that you have to do it in. So that's broken down into a counter as well as a task list than you have a future log, which is where you put all the things that need to be done outside of the current month. And then you have this thing called the index and the index is essentially where you can store all of content from your information. Action. Rather is there to help you find where your content is inside the book. So each collect, let's say you're shopping list collection or your project collection. They all happen on a certain page. So you just go your index and then you can quickly find where that collection is inside your book. So you have these collections in those are like the core collections, but you're also encouraged to design your own collections for whatever you need, whether it's, you know, tracking your exercise routine or tracking medication or creating collections for projects. The system is very modular, so it encourages users to start with the core and then build on that, like you are always putting the tools into the framework that ready exists and also taking them out again. So over time, the actual system evolves alongside unit becomes whatever you needed to be and figuring out what you needed to be is part of the practice. Yeah, which is great. And again, having you know, I, it can be whatever you want it to be. But the great thing is having a place to capture your ideas, having a place to capture tasks, being able to spot patterns between those tasks, being able to understand the bigger themes of what you're doing every day. I think some people, you know, again with technology, we have task lists day today, and we through things into task lists, and we check things off or whatever, but we're never really paying attention to what's going on from day to day. What are the trends right now in my work, how am I spending my focus and my time and my energy on a daily basis, I think just having a sense of that having a place where you're capturing all of that. I think if nothing else, if people only use it for that purpose, it's going to, I think, reap dividends in terms of how they see those patterns and where they're spending their time in their energy. Yeah, absolutely. So on the one hand, you have the system and what you're talking about to me is more about the practice aspect of dodgy. So once a month, we go through this process called migration, right in the migration, you look through all the content that you catch throughout the month. Check off anything that's done, but the thing you're looking for the things that are not done, right. And then you have a choice to make you have a choice to either rewrite it into the new Mon rights migrated over or to leave it behind. And it's it's an just through. The moment that it takes a moment of friction that it takes to have to rewrite this one thing a lot can happen red. If it's not worth the moment that it takes to actually put pen to paper again. Then you have to ask yourself is actually really adding value to your life. Like is this something that needs to be part of your day that we have very limited time and energy. So through migration, you start to really begin to analyze what it is that you're on a continuing basis. And that's really or me what makes bulletin Leitch an ongoing. Makes it valuable on an ongoing basis. Because again, it just like a lot of things happen, and I feel like we have less and less time to really take a step back in consider what it is that we're tasking ourselves with and make sure that it is something that we want to continue working towards. Maybe it is. Maybe it's not, but we should need to ask ourselves that question. Yeah, you know. So I just wanted to ask you one final question. Did a great job by the way of trying to talk about something that you have to see in order to understand it. Trying to describe a, you'll a work of art to someone over a podcast. It's like, well, there's kind of there's a woman and she's kind of, you know, it's like, okay, it's not, but you've done a great job. So you this was this was a passion project for you. You know, and it was something. I mean, I'm sure that you didn't sit down one day and say, you know what? If I were to invent a method for tracking my days and ordering the present, designing a future, I'll bet I could write a book and build a business. I mean, this was something you did solve your own, your own, need your own purpose. So I would want your advice for those who are out there right now thinking, you know what? I've got this thing that I made for myself, but I don't know that it's really worth sharing with other people. At some point you writer had to decide, you know what I think this is going to be valuable for other people to not just for me. How'd you cross that threshold and what would be your advice to other people who might be in a similar place right now? A great question. So I want to take a little bit of a step back from that question and kind of we you into how I made that decision. So in my time I've worked for various startups created a bunch of my own as well. Things that you don't hear about because it didn't really pan out, but the consistent thread through all those I felt is that I was trying to put something in the world for the sake of it just. Because I thought it was like cool or because I thought it could become a product or something like that. Right? It's it was more along the lines of like, oh, I I, I had this idea that I think I could turn into a business and inevitably those things didn't work out because at the end of the day, I didn't care about the product itself, right? Just lake cared about the idea of having a business and in order to really push anything through and really to stick with it, which is time is really like a very, very formidable opponent, right? It's the longer you have to work on something the harder becomes. And if you really don't believe in what it is that you're working on, you can burn out really fast. So. When I had an opportunity to work on something new, I was like, what do I? What do I want to put out there that I feel could add value? Like what has added value to my life? What is something that I use every day. And I didn't have an answer to that question when I began right. I just was kind of like searching like, I'm certainly not the best designer out there. Definitely not the best developer out there like what is something that has added mule value to my life and or laid what challenge have ice solved or have made a lot of progress on that may help other people and. All of a sudden it just dawned on me is like I use my notebook in very different way from people around me that they said there were always notebooks around me. Everywhere I work in specifically in agencies in very, very digital space. There are always notebooks, developers, designers, project managers, and so on. The had notebooks will maybe if I share how I use my notebook, that would help some people and that was it like that was the beginning of it on. It's basically it's formed the core of everything else that I tried to create. Now, the has work turned into a business like I knew from day one that at least one person world found a lot of value in this. Surely there must be other people who this could help. On if you better to start with an audience of one than in audience zero. Absolutely. I love that perspective of what do I do that could help other people. Maybe I'm already using for myself, but maybe maybe I don't even realize, but this is something you'd be really valuable to others as well. So we've been talking with writer Carol, he's author of the bullet journal method track the past order, the president design, the future writer. Where can people find you if they're looking for you. I'm at writer, Carol on Twitter. You can find more information about the bulletin at Bulla journal dot com. You can also find incredible amount of different examples looking at bullet journal on Instagram. That's great. Well, thanks so much for taking the time to be with us today in the best of luck with the book. I think it's going to be a huge smash success. Thank you so much for having me appreciated. And as always thank you for listening, if you like this episode, make sure you subscribe where you listen to podcasts, created dot com, slash subscribe. Remember, friends cover bands, don't change the world. They'll be a covered van. Need to find your. Getting it.

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 61: Butterfinger Drops!

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 61: Butterfinger Drops!

"Good evening this is Frank Buckley coming to you live with this breaking news from North Hollywood. I'm outside Ray. Horsemen studios and Miranda Street is buzzing with anticipation is a patient or it may just be insects buzzing inside discarded mattresses along the sidewalk either way. This street is filled with excitement and not just because it's Tanqueray Tuesday. No word has gotten out the tonight in the modest studio behind me. Paula poundstone is going to make her rap debut. It's been compared to Dylan going electric or the introduction of lifesaver soda aided by award winning composer and producer J deal poundstone stone plans to drop her first rap song. It's a deeply personal statement tentatively titled Butter Fingers Used To have the best Nougat poundstone Jones manager Bonnie captain wrinkle Burns told us the story behind this musical transformation. Thank you burns for those insights crowds are beginning to gather here outside ray horsemen studios eager to get the I listen to pound stones the groundbreaking effort their billing about on dimly lit Miranda street kicking at windswept plastic bags staring at their. I seem to be rolled up inside their heads. They're walking toward the strange. shambling gait apparently mistaken. These are not poundstone fans. I being attacked attacked by zombies. It's just another Tuesday evening on Miranda Street. We now return you to your regularly scheduled podcast. Remember you live the horsemen studio in North Hollywood California. It's nobody listens to Paula. Poundstone your comedy field guide to life. Yes it's true on tonight. Show we're dropping not my butterfinger finger. Paula poundstone rap debut produced by the Great Jay deal chase here in studio to talk about how creating this Song Apollo compares experience working with Lady Gaga Snoop Dogg Aww Marcellus. I'm guessing it was a little different than that and we have Moldova undermined filmmaker United Nations worker. John Lewis Life live from Moldova to talk about our podcast. Hottest markets will little Jimmy superfly falling into a well on America will mention deep into the world of Jimmy Gastric Melita and you vomit get really only binding I'm in Valberg Albert man who tries to keep this shows conversational cuisine to a three course meal and now please welcome to women who grazes off the topic of menu like a raccoon looting dumpster I next Paula poundstone. Thank you so much control and thank you tonight's house spend on the flute. That's Gina Lucia Ni and on the on the violin that's event Holdsworth. That was fantastic. We've got to do it which which was curated by the Great J. D. Lose here for later. How are you tonight? I am great. We have so much this is this is one of the most content can't podcast that we've ever had in fact right now waiting on the phone for us for Moldova where it's five. Am I am we have guessed yeah John Lewis. WHO's desperate to get back to bed? A skyping us from Moldova Jazz. You said in the introduction induction is our our biggest international market. Yes and it's a landlocked country but for some reason we keep showing up like number hundred and twenty on podcast list yeah and that could mean that four or five people there listen to us easily that many so let's let's get into and remember a few weeks ago. We tried Moldovan national cuisine Zine and stuff. Yes we tried to Mama Ligo yes and we could we tried also we did. It was a blindfolded test. We also tried fruit loops and Brinson POLENTA and grits and Linton all mixed together. These are separately also. Don't try this at home so let's talk a little bit about John Lewis. He's the Creator writer and and Executive Producer of the web series lost Moldova which premieres next week John has been in Moldova these past two years working for the United Nations yeah so I'm <music>. I'm so glad somebody with a head on their shoulders is there yes yeah over working for the United Nations absolutely yeah well. Please welcome via skype. John Lewis Chris. Can you hear us. Can you hear me that is so cool. Yes you're in Moldova Mullah. Thanks for getting up so early John to be on the phone with us. Yeah my pleasure my my pleasure. We are very proud. That Moldova is our number one international market so I have a question to start with John. What are the adjacent countries to Moldova because maybe they could spread the word between Ukraine and Romania Ukraine and mania landlocked right? You've got no beaches. Is there in Moldova Right. That's right. There's a river couple of rivers but tell you no no see well. I was actually <hes> yes. I guess if Joseph Stalin to thank for that he took pieces of Moldova gave him to Ukraine so they got the expense of what was he what used to yeah. That's what that's what it looked like to me on. The map like it was some kind the annexation you didn't look at the map I did. I did was I if you look you'll see that Ukraine just kind of like swerves serves over and sweeps the beaches away from from Moldova honestly John I you know it's not unless I'm playing risk that I have any sense of this. Part of the world is Moldova in Risk John The board game risk. I remember when I played in high school but I can tell you it's not I believe that was also annexed by Ukraine which is a very large territory under his also took the card game ono so John our ratings things in Moldova going up and down and up down. Do you have any insight into the Moldovan sense of humor yeah much what what you're listening to over here I've been trying to I've been asking people what what they listen to in terms of podcast but well you when you interact with dolphins. Do you make jokes. I do and sometimes because they think they're funny. Kinda hit or miss because that's what we're finding we tend to vacillate in the ratings so I think some weeks were striking the court of Moldovan Moldovan humor and other weeks. They're just like what do you mean. I don't think they always get it necessarily now. Let me ask you this so for you to their are inconsistent in their taste is that right sometimes they sometimes cultural references. They don't get sometimes sarcasm goes over uh-huh. Oh great doesn't go John's head holidays John. I watched the the pilot episode of Your your series and I really enjoyed it will moldovans like that. They seem to so far yeah. We've been sharing with some people and actually the the entire crew and cast except myself the American actor <hes> wait a minute shorts the crew and uncast who liked it because that's not really an unbiased survey. John Parents liked it as well snapped up and that's that equals everybody in Moldova. He'd be on their paycheck. Is it possible that you could just write the log in for nobody listens to Paula poundstone and that they would be exposed to that as well. Do you like Mama Lita John I do now do you enjoy with with with <hes> pork rinds or cottage cheese or both my wife likes. The socrates cheese cheese here called the Brinson. I'm John How would you say the compares to fruit loops. It has nothing to do with fruit loops. Are you able to tell the two apart in a blind test. That's what I'm asking you. That's what we did. We did a blind taste test and one of the one of the foods we was fruit loops Bruce Sweeter. I I hope I can tell them. Apart can tell John you don't have to indulge. This question is halfway around the world is five. AM and Paul is feeding again questions. It's not a question okay. Would you say that fruit loops are better than Malaita different. I think it's semantics absolutely statesman like all right well John. Thank you for joining us at the crack out there in Moldova. Keep up the good work out there would you John's new webster's lost in Moldova Premieres Mir's next week and we'll have a link to it on our facebook page John thanks so much for waking up ranks alright alright forging ahead so if we can crack the cast and staff of lost in Moldova over that's pretty much it should remain a couple of make yeah that should make our appeal and Moldova much stronger. I gotTa tell you and I don't WanNA put down Moldova over but when I did look it up on a map just to prepare for this interview yeah. It's a small place yeah you looked it up on a map to prepare for the interview I did and how did that. Play itself self out in your interviewing well it did because I knew that Moldova's landlocked by Ukraine said and you may be well. You knew that if we shouted really loud hi John that they would hear us in Ukraine yes yeah it's a small place small place. It's Europe's Europe's cleaning closet depending Arias Mari very so it's a broom closet of a country now while we gotta move on because we're going to premiere your new single not my butterfinger which is your butterfinger finger grievance transformed into art but first. Let's talk about actual edible butter fingers or more accurately inedible butter fingers. Captain crinkle brought us her homemade butter a finger last week. They were inedible two weeks ago. They were thick and captain crinkles defense. There is no defense the new butter figures also inedible right and that's a candy company that made those this was my manager and her daughter there were there in their kitchen and they're tiny little village alleged kitchen with a wooden spoon gang to create a edible butterfinger substitute but I will say that when you did taste Bonnie's butterfinger was was unbelievable called the new ones from from the Ferrara Company actually better than that Oh yeah but again horrible again. I don't think she had the resources that the Ferrara company well. Let's find out about that. Laura Aka life records life records dot org but let's bring another another life up to the microphone as Captain Crinkle Cab Bonnie burnt welcome now Monte wait you served us these butter fingers and the and you tried to tell us and I listened to the segment again because we dropped it last week this week and you claimed and you followed every single step and I don't consider that to be possible. As much as I don't like to admit datum was right it turned out we might have made a few mistakes like what okay so over the weekend. I was with some girlfriends I played the segment for them. mm-hmm okay yeah and they did say what a great cast. She must be going to hear some more. Nobody listens to the only played the part that she was on for years one through a house party and plays it for everybody. I went to my segment yeah. This is great show of hands. We whipped out my computer before a chance to go. No not the computer cued up and ready go. I kind of knew exactly okay. I think this is an important background anyway this kind. What do you guys when you open your computer? Did a banana fall not Germane stone now I heard the segment and they heard you say like it tastes like peanut butter yeah okay yeah and so they made me read them the directions ah okay because they because they are candy makers they knew black partying with Santa's elves or something I have to say that they were sitting there like so pompous snobs. Oh my God Andy be very particular when you make candy and so we turned out when we got to the part there was money that turned out to be true. I'm reading the directions started with a jellyroll pan which we did buy one inch. You bought a one inch Jelly Roll because I'm going to risk like just using a cookie pan yeah okay. No no threes spent five 599 on that like we really okay now. I'm starting to see what you guys get along so well because he shared his inability to tell which details of the story are important. Nobody cares how much your jelly roll band just like. This is Scott Franciscus. Who is the Treasury our? What do you call that when someone supports here he's not? He's our patron Scott that five ninety nine jelly roll okay because we were target. We went to get all the supplies because it's you know you're not gonNA spend a fortune. No you're not gonNA spend a fortune it okay so you're advertisers right okay now candy thermometer right yeah so they had this thermometers like twelve ninety. Five right doesn't have the one that I thought like a candy thermometer. That was nineteen ninety-five right okay one that you thought looked like it. was there any kind of labeling at the target I know about candy thermometers. They say candy thermometer link right there in the packet okay the one that has like the little metal thing that hangs on the side of the Pan till you had mentioned in the directions it said hang your candidate your the case Lonzo there was a part in the directions that said when you get your sugar mixture to a boil and it gets a three ten right you're supposed to be heating the peanut importer up to warm and then fold that into the sugar mixture right but for me affording the peanut butter in what differences make it's going to get hard anyway until when they heard that I like Whoa you meet Candy. Little step happens Max where it wasn't Grinchey. I love that you've gone John. All lives are casting about something that they were telling you. That was one hundred percent true friends were snobbish for saying that you had to follow the directions asshole boy. If I were you I would have taken my recording of nobody listens. They stormed out of there on those winches now okay so they also thought that you know the thermometer we got so then they go on the Internet Internet and they're looking to show me what candy thermometer you bought it that maybe what we got was the one that you put in your ear. No did you the one that you put in your ear under your arm. Now wait until we're daughter was a certain key where you're heated before you put in the peanut butter so so you didn't follow directions and you measured it with the meat thermometer now what you had a theory. I believe that I'm familiar with which is the wide dirty. Another pot hearing hiring is that part of this too because sometimes those cooking people are so like into these individual things like that individual stuff makes a difference and again. This online voice is not a good case for you into their recipes and they're doing right because they wanna make it. It tastes like she'll say the second misers Stewart. Martha Stewart is an idiot to work with snoop oop dog when you're available. That's my feeling I think be honest and you're not even high right now. Is that correct the facebook person who did and said she ate all the ingredients because us because I was going to make the a little while ago daughter wasn't home so she really it wasn't all the ingredients it was the pounds of chocolate and ate Russia. Let with us because our daughter wasn't home but it was over a week. So who else is a day over yes well. That's not so bad. Oh not at all okay big four four out of five doctors recommend you truckload okay but he thought it was like the Syrup and the sugar who's he the Diane facebook that wrote in went. The sugar yeah just wanted to China. I think we've chatted body burns everybody. Let's get out of here. The corner go indoors in the corner next week. Those friends have a treat on her computer don't they they sure do coming our way uh-huh. I'm so glad to clear that up more shade all the ingredients to just the chocolate. I guess that's comforting in some ways you know what what is that like clopping sound over in the corner there Walrus Walrus Aristo to Walrus if I can well all my God and Anthony El Faro sort of a suction cup sound like a big gloppy suction cups out ever you've brought these ill-gotten animals here before some big ones but a Walrus is very very big. How big is that Walrus? Yes it's about a thousand hundred pounds one thousand one hundred yeah. It's average for male wars okay now. Those are some big tusks husks. I understand the polar bears are the only predators for a Walrus well actually the killer whale and the polar bear. Those are two predators for this very friendly creature friendly. Yeah I mean they use their tusks really just to defend themselves from attack. The tests are not attack at them. Okay well. Actually you know what the tests are also used to form and maintain holes in ice and help the Walrus actually in climbing out of water back onto ice so they're kind of like what do you call those things. crampons tampons yeah crampons yes. They're grandma or an sacks yeah so they use the tusks for when whenever I fly the you can hear the flight attendants trumping the ice from the minute you get on the airplane. They're chopping the ice. Apparently it never occurs to any of the other workers to chop that ice beforehand and I don't even have a tool for it. They just have to pick up something begin to trump. The is like a wireless whereas I was it's going to say if they would start hiring flight attendants with tusks they would be able to get right through that ice because apparently that's one of the things according to Anthony Waller's used their tusks for. I just think on week when we have a studio that is this busy. We didn't need an animal that big it is honestly jj they do. We've got a two person. What did he say he said? I'm sorry okay even saying you're sorry not bringing a fucking wall reser two very different things anthony in this league kind of sorry. My kids always were really sorry after the fact Anthony is terrific engineer engineer but he doesn't. He doesn't think things through like trade deals Jon Allen press them with a walruses at the thought process yeah exactly it's just the night that pounds stones butterfinger rap drops. You know what would be a great way to celebrate walrus hundred pound walrus yeah which is average Rahmael. I'm told yeah so I found out yeah all right. Hang speaking of hotel stuff Streuli also a Saint Bernard Yeah really truly the drool. Yeah I mean that they drool okay. Thank you but he really knows his stuff. Okay so speaking of hotel. Do you have a vocabulary word today. I have a cabin Larry Word. It's another thing we do every week. I mean just this intro to this. Show has gone in an hour and a half. This isn't the Intro we're in the show the first segment we're in the belly of the beast right now by the way Walrus. That's not a hint. Ah this week's Word Adam is create. It's a helpful word for our show because it's an intrinsic verb that means to make repeated heated sounds crackle or rattle. Oh Wow yeah do you. Do you WANNA use it. In a sentence for it isn't a sense thank you my manager and Co producer Bunny Burns Krepon Tate's while she drives or works and more than likely in her sleep. Yes so that's how I know. Reputation means to make extraneous. CBS noises clearly written directions crack. No no no it. has nothing completely yeah okay. That's that's that's Imbecilic the next week this is reputation repetition means to make repeated sounds crackle rattle well. Hopefully we'll be able to use that tonight and the the show at bad feeling that we will probably will not. He's been up to the microphone twice. I'm a little nervous if she's putting blood into water for sharks artsy now. She's actually gotten to make noises through a microphone. She's got stars in our eyes met. Her friends aren't even going to invite her over. She's GonNa could be knocking at their door early every morning. I want to hear some more. I was on again Yup. I did it again. I love what she did with this little interviews pieces that she put down the very people that she's likely to be playing this interview for Osha attitude. She's Gonna I met someone else. They're going to play it for us just last week till we have that conversation. No no someone else another group of pompous cooking friends yeah yeah I mean it's not you pompous cooking all right coming up. Thomas said he who is not angry when there was just caused anger is immoral. I don't know if he was thinking about now. The new butter fingers recipe but Paula has channeled her anger over this into art composer and music producer J. deal rejoins us for the premiere of the rap song he produced for Paula poundstone on plus. We'll timmy survive. That's coming up when we return on. Nobody listens to Paula poundstone <music> and we're back wow it's really fun having built a violin and a flattest here. It's Great Yeah Yeah. We're not used to two instruments yeah yeah yeah. It's a two person house band which we've never had. It's a crazy idea crazy idea to have abandoned more than one person on something that you know that what Walrus is sort of looking at adamant. I think amorous way I'd their walruses Anthony Ward Sexuality Geology. Is that Walrus into me. I don't Judge Waller says by their Sexuality Ball. We're not asking you to judge them. We're asking like what is asking. Is it possible because that is it me or is that an amorous look. It's it's an amorous or hungry. Oh what do they eat anthony doing. Do we know what they do. Know what this the he was just eating a little mini he S- par well. Thank God he didn't eat one of Bonnie's Butterfinger Tusk will go right through my heart all right okay moving on. I just couldn't be more excited than to have our next guest back. He is an award winning composer music producer and orchestrator. He's worked with lady. Gaga Snoop Dogg diddy the NEO and Wynton Marsalis in two thousand sixteen he was the winner of the two thousand Sixteen International John Lennon songwriting contest in the hip hop category with co composer. TYP He's also a professor at Thornton School of Music. That's a long list of credits and when we asked him to produce Paula poundstone debut rap song he took took on the challenge and came up with an extraordinary song. Please welcome J deal. Thank you Jay before we drop not my my butterfinger. How would you compare working with Paula to working with snoop? Wow a lot of similarities I would think or none they were both great there you go great experiences. I felt very comfortable. I mean okay I mean working with snoop is like he is just a he's. He's a personable Kinda guy so it's like whatever an he told me as long as you don't fuck up you'll be back. Wow I bet we could do whatever we want on. I mean I wouldn't see some people tell the next city on that tour literally really literally we would have travel arrangements and get to the gate and see about half of the travel party. I guess they found their own way to Cincinnati really relaxed. Yes so nobody's really in charge. There were no like you you have to show up by such and such a time unlike oh like working with me which is very regimented. I mean we did have that but I mean it's like working with policy that she was just like hey whatever you know really whatever work whatever I was. Hey whatever whatever there's absolutely nothing about me. That would suggest suggest that I eventually would work with a famous brand name. Homemaker Homemaker Snoop Dogg works with Martha Stewart Yeah. That's not really the first item on his resume. Now Damn clever branding adding but there's nothing about me suggests. Let's talk about you for a minute in J. What was your biggest challenge in getting the song out of Paula poundstone well? She's never done it before so I mean challenge so that's the thing was like I had all the confidence in the world. We're GONNA nail L. it but to her. She's like my doing this right so I had I called in some help at Adra. Mari came in and and a book producer on Nevi and we are big challenges is getting her to be comfortable getting her to be yourself and trust in the process that you know we're going to make we do. They okay was so positive I really would like you to be my life. Coach is very very positive. He didn't say yesterday and I wouldn't career Jay we could talk about. She doesn't know everything about me. I'm going to have to this podcast Casse Okay Paul Vocals. It's sounds like vocal coach there for one thing but was there anything else you did to her voice to make it sound good business standard industry the stuff that we did. It's all cream machines little audio compression okay. We'll be no live concerts shirts. Don't don't say don't say never. Have you think you can do it. Yeah Yeah. I think you can do it but it was a lot of technical stuff you know now I record it but then I would I would go to the bathroom and come back and they had built this this bigger thing when I was is there just a minute ago back into that bathroom with done with you know sliding up and down buttons and twisting things and side chaining the insides. I remember through side J. Do that live to Paula process the lungs you don't go to bathroom you straight stale stage. They can make that happen for you. I'm looking forward to it then we can have this. You delivered six versions of this song. Why so many there's well Barney should tell the truth okay? Why would you as bond if you should tell the truth? She doesn't like I said okay well. You know I really do believe there's some type of commercial pretends abilities for this so we need a bowdlerized version. We need a regular version. Who'd arise version was the first is like censored fifties word oh off? They were censored so clean clean version. You know what kills me like so I say fuck a couple of times in the song and the clean conversion like instead of going like fucking it goes like king and no king it couldn't be any clearer that it's fucking could be forking and what it what it makes you whereas kicking you don't think about it at all but when it goes just forking with my chocolate then you think about it like three times you was fucking you. Fucking oh yeah she said fucking so fucking is a bad thing to say then the clean version actually amplify is it brings and yellow highlights interesting fucking you did versions with a skit inversions without a skit. Yes he had a skit genius the thing in the hip hop world for like thirty years now right yeah most definitely attaching skits and that was policy idea tetris skittishness was wasn't it yes it was I had an idea yeah solid ideas in this yeah but <hes> par with genre may was perfect and we have heavy instrumental version because sometimes you might WanNa just talk over it. You know it's her song now right so you know you WANNA do Promo for serious or whatever I don't know whatever so it'll be playing in the background and I'll be talking like okay. We're GONNA talk about love. Tell you about how I came up with this song yeah yeah I work with my man j deal and Damore Love in love with Jemari Tamari to Mars the man he's in San Diego Right now. Okay Damore is the main he's in San Diego right now or he. He would be chained to me. He would be I`Ma facetime right now John Demand. There's no description for Jemaah or you have to meet him okay. What what did he or Paula Paula? How would you describe Jemari on this? We talked and he had some ideas about how they should sound like and yeah that <hes> he was one of the on air voices right he was one of the recording voices whisper Yo. Oh I'm with Paula poundstone we here right now at the podcast described your Mari in any any words any human and words a dialect so we just had to call your face right now. Did you marry. Why aren't you here with us? What are you doing in San Diego for Heaven Sakes of? I'm sorry timeshare situation family game. Oh I it's time you have a timeshare family family. That's brilliant idiot. I signed on the dotted line full-time family like two weeks out of the year so you gotta use it when you have it. It's great on everything yeah big premier night and they were trying to describe you you to me and they couldn't yes so barely I had to see you. You gotta you gotTa Bring Air so I'm GonNa keep moving tomorrow. Trama timeshare that is brilliant that is brilliant. I tell you guys I. I can't hear for you this weekend but baby we can be cousins on the Fifteenth Pattern that twenty four hours shits tax tax. I still don't know what he does but he's absolutely the man you gotTa. You gotTa have pulled them right up there too. There's Jamari is available to you. Twenty eighty four seven cents that whereas the family may be timeshare his thing with you is like instant grew up together and he knows when I when I facetime is situation like like this like bro Urgent Okay well now. The time has come to drop the song. Is Everybody Ready. I can't wait to hear Anthony. I wanted with with the skit. I wanted explicit. Could you lay on US Paula poundstone. 's not my butterfinger produced by J deal and manned by Tamari the next in line. Hey I see you have the fun size butter fingers in the bag. In the medium size ones year we got a new box right here. Yeah all right cool <hes> what area seventy five a lot of the things that need to change their many in the butterfinger recipe that weren't any providing opportunity. That's nice as anyone can get their address that deep regret instead of just Arkham with my chocolate. Some things need to change. Some things need to change not my fingers but not my board. Oh two fingers. Some things need to change. Some things need to change about fingers oughta fingers this crispy crunchy fund size but what are you thinking. Wouldn't it have been wise. Consider my sister consider. My brother stopped the gun John Violent stop shooting when another royalty to the transgender. I don't get it. It's such a mind bender that needs correction but butter fingers. I don't need a new direction change. Our type of fuel make a powerful public school and if we don't let love rule we're done some things need to change. Some things need to change but not my fingers but not about aww fingers but I'm about a fingers out of fingers. Please not my what if they need. Some Greens Greens bring back the telephone booth redesigned drew. Stop worrying about how much peanut butter at the we've got a gold plated reserve. The trump is draw. Some things need to change. Some things need to change about fingers but not my buddy the thing there's some things need to change. Some things need to change my fingers. Not My body augurs. Keep it drops. They can help you get money back visit. Why didn't they put it back on the show next in line but a finger man only that's hot sweeping the nation but that's I I can't? I can't imagine that's not going to number one. Oh I can't how would you why can't I can't imagine a world where this wouldn't be on. Everyone's everyone's lips yeah. I mean what the young guy just did. The was it the farm song or what was that one. You know what I mean young guy. Who did the Farm Song Long Road Young Guy? Who did the farm Song Yeah Bill Cyrus? I my thoughts come. I'm to me and little shaded not fully exactly what you're a rapper now. So you get to kind of get get to US rap rap rhyme. Oh congratulations to both of you. I'm Jay that's good work. Where was it mastered? What was the name that Burton Bernie Grungy Grun mastering and he's done everybody? Nobody who's huge anybody that has all the way from the rat pack on up to like Kendrick Lamar and all the star wars towels. They messed all that yeah yeah yeah and then they master this yes wow yesterday. I'm so happy I'm so happy for Bernie grown men because I think that Graffman I think making making it through the second grade with a name like Bernie Grun Demon right you deserve whatever perks on the other side yeah yeah he's so he used to say due to the other to the kids. You know someday someday you'll all be listening to agrement yeah. Yeah I think Bonnie also got a taste of the real world record industry because everything audit deadlines are always likes smallest right to the end right so we did all his planning and everything and and things were supposed to go how they were supposed to go but we ended up going to mastering yesterday and had the mixed delivered to the mastering house after we we were there for an hour. Oh my thing like right up in compressed timeframe so surreal you for real now. Yeah I feel good by superb. I sat in the chair are where Kendrick Lamar sits gene you really did his messing engineer masters her single yeah wow yeah and after sure I left it. Kendrick tried to reach me for tips and yeah and I just want to say that I'm not available Kendrick as immediately as Jemari is for Jay but still keep calling okay. <hes> we'll have to prize is Lamar. Yes yeah well. You might have a Pulitzer from this. Oh no doubt it's quite possible all right wow well. Jd is winner of the two thousand Sixteen International John Lennon songwriting contest on desk in the hip hop category with Coco's not appear. He's a professor at USC. We know that at the Thornton School of Music and now added to your resume producer sure of not my Butterfinger Yeah J. Deal thank you for being on the show. Thank you and I have to say publicly. Thank you so much Yvette and Gina for coming through to the best in the business and they came at a moment's notice that you brought musicians they are amazing like she plays plays in the band like all year pretty much. She just got back from a small island on tour and we we've done some stuff when some albums together so some projects that you can't talk about right now but somewhere down attracts you'll be able to talk about <hes> some of that stuff. You wouldn't work on that one thing. I can't talk about exciting exciting debut with guys act yeah for sure everybody yeah. Thanks coming up next our environmental countdown clock. Is it too disturbing for younger audiences and speaking of disturbing things the station ragged carrying the dysfunctional family in Kenya's Knicks America faces a life and death crisis. That's coming up right after this cat of the week is Coco from Sacramento California. According to climate scientists we have ten years and seventeen weeks until the earth begins to become uninhabitable and we're back now Paula listening wrote in saying that her children were disturbed by the environmental countdown clock at this is the thing. Is it guy I it was randall would the body can you take tax really my manager. Put It away Prepa Tate. She's reputation all over the place. There's Krepon patient. Captain Crinkle is captain rattle. Honestly is like probably she was at the store until I can get you some mentos and she was like no quiet kind in a sleeve kind of the plastic plastic vikes. GotTa have a hard shell yeah all right so so it was randall would randall would wrote this on what was it facebook. Email wrote an email saying please stop with the Doomsday clock. My children have banned your podcasts from my home solely because of it they were the primary proponents of listening to this podcast earlier. I understand your extremely concerned with the timeline for continued human existence on Earth Earth but the countdown is turning off my children from listening to you meeting. Your message is not being listened to now. My favorite sentence in here is a lot of problems with yeah. I understand your extremely concerned with the time light for continued human existence on earth. Yes you know what busted instead yeah yeah yeah. I think what I like is the the countdown is making his kids. Not Listen meaning that the message is not being listened I do but if the message were being listened to they decide not to listen. It's a paradox yeah yes the thing they don't WanNa hear. I don't understand when we talked about about a conversation. We got the email and we decided that we would not reveal the listeners name who sent us the email but apparently <hes> Adam didn't want me to call out the name of it. I mean we we don't talk about climate change so I I all right so it wasn't Randall. Would it wasn't no but you specifically said the name Randall would the moment ago yeah it was yeah. It feels like it was no no wasn't randall would ran randall. Would kids are listening away away second of the countdown this kind of there's an insult buried in near to the parenthetical they were the primary proponents of listening to podcast in the first place sort of like yeah. I would never listen to this shit but my kids like that was in parentheses. They were the primary proponents of listening to this podcast earlier. Ah The word earlier I'm emphasizing because I believe not Randall was saying that this is all in the past now that we have have no further relationship and so I'm going to write this email and then I wash my hands of the Paula poundstone was kind of what the that's exactly right and so I would like just to say this Scott Francisco's who is patron benefactor benefactor. He's not I say they take not Randall would write off the payroll woods kids who are sitting right now. Not Listening to us. Wow but you know we don't even have to worry about upsetting not Randall. Would we can really start to become uninhabitable right and these kids are like I don't ruin my decade exactly they're like we WANNA listen and I. I love that I'm like why would I want to bring it up. Yeah you know shoots shoots a turnoff yeah. That's really what this has. Come down to. Its climate. Change is a turnoff climate. Change can be irksome can't be yeah metal thinking about Kenny irksome so thank you not Randall would okay because I am not going to say the name of who this listener Sner was. I'm not going to do it because that doesn't seem fair okay but again. You've said the name Randall would make it was okay it wasn't we're free to say that name as much as you want yeah. What do you notice that when you say Randall would the Walrus kind of puckers up a little bit? Do you see upper lip. husks are buried a little bit yeah. He's coming at me right now. Like I'm a sheet of ice. Wow when those things WANNA move they really can know well. He's gone up and over here. They have like gloppy because I think he just wants to be closer to to to a rap star well. That's part of it. I'm sure now that you've you've moved into a different Ashkelon Tonight Paula poundstone. That's not who I used to be. That's for sure right yeah. I'll tell you why I'm not who I used to be because not randall woods. Not Kids won't listen to me anymore. Ah Yeah that'll make somebody not what they were yeah. Let's if you dare to write us with your thoughts following metamorphosis metamorphosis of you yeah yeah exactly I'm not. I'm not who used to be. I'm sorry I I was just saying that. If you wanted with your thoughts even following that savage take down of poor listener not Randall would is not just passing on a message from his children. You can email us at nobody listens to Johnston a g mail dot com send us a show description or a theme song entry and in addition addition to on air abuse you could win a bar of hotel soap autographed by Paula. POUNDSTONE and Paul is speaking of hotels so you're going to be out on the road. That's exactly right. I'M GOING TO BE IN ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA UNLESS NOT RANDOM would lives there at the Birch Mir musical November Fifteenth Sixteenth and seventeenth such a great town. It's right across from Washington. DC is beautiful old town with gatsby tavern featuring fine dining since seventeen seventy actually wonderful play. I'm I'm not eating food that was prepared in seventeen seventy prepared in seventeen seventy. They've been serving foods in seventy and seventy two my point. No no no no not the same food possibly the same menu they cooked it in one pot to may be great. Great Grandmother used to work. What's the difference? It's awful now food going to the same place why my candy bar. Why dirty dirty is open your mouth? I'm gonNA afford the peanut butter and yeah why why use a serving dish community dishes all night without your hands. I'm going to grab a butterfinger in their your your mouth open and here gender. This ladle. Gatti's tavern is nothing like that. It's a wonderful place to visit it on a family road trip not unlike the family in Canlas Ebonics America Oh. I don't think that's in their plans. They have bigger fish to fry right now now when we last left them young Kimmy had fallen down a well. I don't know who plays timmy but he's fantastic. The Way He kind of captures that accent accent vacillates between Nassau County New York and Suffolk County Massachusetts put timmy the portrait of him plagued with gastric asterik distress and now chronic flatulence. He's trapped at the bottom of a well surrounded by rusty oil derricks and a Hobo cooking beans over campfire. His family is rushing to the rescue and can may reach him in time. It's probably Cate Blanchett playing timmy yeah. She's amazing. It could be her yeah. I think it is. She's amazing anyways. That's where the story stands so. Let's let's start the road trip we call Ken Lezak Knicks America. It is over here past the Hobo cooking beans every partners and your son is down the well over Yonder crepet tatum wants to means. We'll take some for the car right now. We've got to get to to me I can hear him. That's him Tammy Emme way here son. How the fuck did you fall down a well? It was does fall. Don't need the Goddamn never mind about that right now. Let's form a human chain. Hold onto my hand Janice a lower you into the well Nellie climbed down my back down your mother's back grab onto her hand and reach for Timmy what you never paid for gymnastics classes for me. They were always for Timmy. I don't have the flexibility to do this. The surge of adrenaline with a human life at stake will make it possible possible. Go Nellie remember your brother's. Life depends on you hard right. Here's my thank you for all the those e Azam Nelly <music> Nami flatulence just getting a fucking well Nellie look. I'll make this easier. I'll take off my t shirt when you reach the bottom of our human chain lower it to timmy and he can grab it. Wait what Kinda T. shirt. Is that get. There's some poetry it on the front and there's a quotation on the bad. Don't worry about that now. Our son's life hangs in the balance knowing take the t shirt and climbed down on over our backs. Okay here I go. I'm mowing the T shirt to you. Grab onto into it. I'm trying but it so saw it slips through my fingers. I can't gain purchase God. This t shirt is like silk. What's it made of try poly blend and once legendary fabric? It's like butter of course there's no friction in a tight around your waist. Oh No daddy if he wraps the t he should around his waist. It's going to exert pressure on his abdomen as we pull him up so rusher on Timmy's abdomen with his gastric history history you wanted coming and going. We have no choice to me tie off the tee shirts. Okay pops all right now. We're going to pull you up one two three three constriction on my abdomen. It's like being in a vice grip on. I'm feeling sick the ice getting there. Oh God this is like Dan Marlins. He pulled comes. Oh we made it. Oh He's out of the will lay down on the ground here timmy you're safe. We did it but is he still breathing. No Timmy talked to me son. Nothing he's dead. He's dead. Ed is dead. Get a mirror. Hold it up to his mouth see if he's breathing Hobo. Give us the Shard of mirror you used to shave with. There's a souvenir ear from gadsby tavern. Alexandra George Washington shaved their Alexander is also home to America's legendary music hall the Perch Mirror Iconic Comedian Paula poundstone as their November fifteen sixteen and seventeen cut the travelogue and give us the Mirror Hobo okay be that way Cami Timmy. I you breathing <music>. Oh he lives. He's alive is alive yeah. You're a little late spot. We did it by ourselves. Don't be disappointed spot. We've triumph at last we escape the Justice League of costumed costumed characters timmy out of the will. It's time to celebrate. Let's head to <hes> if you say Alexandria on November Fifteenth Seventeen Sixteenth and seventeenth. 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Yeah I mean it just keeps going up so yeah exactly trajectory of your life and big drop okay. Let's face it. Kanye has crested already. You know I think graduation was probably the best album tend to me. You are just rising your this. This is coming up next one. I'm not sure I could say that but thank you so much for being with us. Okay Paul I. I'm so sorry about that. Wall risk any. Can you move the Walrus off of her flute. That is disgusting. That is gross. We're GONNA have to pay for that flute. Okay now aw I wanted to ask you something. Listeners are concerned. How's the nipple? Oh my left nipple. Mike Catt Clue Joe of the hero always grabbing it when I ask You oh because just saying left nipple creates a cat pierced nipple like a month ago now. It's worried worried that it might be getting infected. I don't think he's infected. So much. As it's just still irritated it shouldn't be it shouldn't be now. You're left nipple expert nipple all just of any sort but I just nipple elegy. No okay okay so she has like velociraptor Hind large ten. I picked her up thinking I was comforting her and she managed to so by one of Claude aw right into my left and right into very painful. I do feel like I should have healed by now because I'd have to look back in the archives but I feel like that happened in early to mid July. You know I don't I don't get a regular newspaper anymore but I do get a trader Joe's thing circular and also a twenty percent off bed bath and beyond what I did was I rolled up my bed bath and beyond coupon and I did tap on the nose with it and say don't ever ever pairs my nipple again bad cat bad cats released you dealt with a situation proactive but it's still tender is what you're saying a little bit tender Yeah Okay Yeah. If any listeners have some advice for what Polish it'd be doing with their cats or her nipple left one not right <hes> feel free to contact his fine finer fine. No it's fine to say but my right nipple say all right so Paul to change the subject quickly yeah. Do you have any messages that you would like to impart to our listeners this week. Thank you so much for asking been to a lot. It's been a it's been a crazy show Joe Joe yeah absolutely first of all Scott Francisco. If you could please cover us on that flute I would really appreciate it over one. The cost of the flute Scott Francis has he's a listener and a lot of listeners might want to think about this for themselves. He's a benefactor of our show. He's not and he's been paying for a lot of things. The only thing he paid for was the was the fact that he the postage due on the prize that he one from Marchisio assigned host hotel soap and as we've established many a time that was Tony Anita halt fault because he tried to put it in a standard envelope and mail it to him and offices like don't fucking do this yeah so he received a soap postage to and of his involvement as a benefactor vershow bellied up to the benefactor table any early on paid for the postage for the soap and since then he's been paying for various incendiary expenses and I think when a Walrus sits on our or floats flute yes that that's something that's got would be happy to pay for. I want to thank him ahead of time. I never thought I'd say this but let's move onto the simple sample dialogue. Am I must be the luckiest performer in the world. I get to get together with my buddies and make a podcast. That's full of laugh with a few few handfuls of helpful knowledge shaken not stirred with love and listeners respond to it so many nobody's telling me they're doing their part in the Thomas Coin Search. I feel confident. We're going to find him before bear finishes eating the challenging part is that we have to increase the number of fans of the show because that's the only way we can continue making it. The best way to do that is of course word of mouth well. Yes unfortunately many listeners find it hard to share with their your friends and loved Owens. Nobody listens to Paula poundstone listening. I think so I have written some simple sample dialogue to break that trail. I gotta say Yeah every week. We do the simple sample dialogue and every week you introduce it with this with this somewhat long winded explanation of why we're doing it. That's why I wanted to say well. If you'll look the Walrus right now he is riveted right because he's never heard this for a lot of other loser like we get a simple on the edge of his seat waiting to hear what these pulling himself closer to you by his tusks. What did what they okay? Try this walrus listeners friend. I've known you my whole life. We went to school together from kindergarten on. I never even knew you liked country music and here now oh you've written almost every hit on the country music charts listener. I do like country music. It often tells their relatable story. I love Johnny cash and I always I thought Dolly Parton was underrated. Listeners friend with lots of people think that and they haven't come up with hits like I had heartache for breakfast and I'm still full in my eyes are up here honey dear and hold me like you do the TV remote and I'll change your channel boy. You've scratched me off your honeydew list and and Lord make my last bite a cinnabon. How do you do it listener well? I've never known how to tell you this but I've I've been a nobody listens to Paula poundstone listener for a year now listeners friend and she teaches country music songwriting listener. No Oh but there's lots of information like Kleenex isn't good for the pipes. It's just it's such a funny and creatively free show. It's sort of lit my fuse listeners nurse friend. Wow I'm going to have to listen my heart could eat a slice of that pie listener hold on. Do you have a pen you mind if I use that. That's your simple sample download this week. Yeah a listener who what about that made you think it wasn't well because it's so incredibly fanciful that in a fence and fall into posit somebody reaching the top of the country charts with some very specific song names yes but that hasn't happened. Oh No it has it. It has no google any of those songs and none of them are at the top of the country charts. This is the sort of thing that could happen. This is what we're looking for. We're looking to bring you you know and I think you think that it's going to be Moldova all the time I mean yeah huge impact on the United States and the rest of the world with our podcast and that's not how it's going to happen. It's going to be one listener at a time but it has to be a real listener yeah. That's the thing Paula poundstone. There's no real listener who fell down a well. There's no real listener who became inspired by our show and became a top selling country songwriter none of this. Are you gonNa tell me that you've scratched me off. Your honeydew. List is an atop country song. Yes all right. Nobody's remember email. Our email address again is nobody listens to Paula poundstone g mail dot com and you can find me and Adam on Instagram facebook and twitter her and you can find my remarkably soft try poly blend t shirts with self portrait on the left breast and a memorable quote on the back at Paula. The POUNDSTONE DOT COM ironic isn't it. It's the left breast. 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