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AP News Radio
Michelle, Lisa Rathke And Alexandria, Virginia discussed on AP News Radio
"Every April in Montpelier Vermont, the country's smallest capital city transforms into poem city for national poetry month. I'm Lisa rathke. Like monotony and monogamy, we are multiplied, but first divided. April's national poetry month, a special time of year in Montpelier, storefronts, and businesses downtown, a graced with poems written by vermonters, poem city organizer Michelle singer says nobody parties with poetry quite like Montpelier. As far as we know, it's the biggest celebration of national poetry month that we can find anywhere. This year, 350 poems are featured around pillar, the city library held its first ever poetry parade this past Saturday, where poets and literati walked around the city reading the poems on the windows allowed in a group experience. Pulled out unwilling like a man's last breath from some unknown scene he never had to risk death. Other cities around the country celebrate national poetry month their own way in West Hollywood, California, poetry from living poets, is displayed on street pole banners along Santa Monica boulevard, the New York public library has free workshops, and the winning poems from a contest in Alexandria, Virginia, are displayed on city buses and trolleys. I'm Lisa rathke, Montpelier Vermont
AP News Radio
Vermont's capital city celebrates poetry with parade, display of poems
"April in Montpelier Vermont, the country's smallest capital city transforms into poem city for national poetry month. I'm Lisa rathke. Like monotony and monogamy, we are multiplied, but first divided. April's national poetry month, a special time of year in Montpelier, storefronts, and businesses downtown, a graced with poems written by vermonters, poem city organizer Michelle singer says nobody parties with poetry quite like Montpelier. As far as we know, it's the biggest celebration of national poetry month that we can find anywhere. This year, 350 poems are featured around pillar, the city library held its first ever poetry parade this past Saturday, where poets and literati walked around the city reading the poems on the windows allowed in a group experience. Pulled out unwilling like a man's last breath from some unknown scene he never had to risk death. Other cities around the country celebrate national poetry month their own way in West Hollywood, California, poetry from living poets, is displayed on street pole banners along Santa Monica boulevard, the New York public library has free workshops, and the winning poems from a contest in Alexandria, Virginia, are displayed on city buses and trolleys. I'm Lisa rathke,
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: The Republican Establishment Are Cowards
"Republican establishment is a bunch of cowards, okay? This is one of the reasons why Donald Trump had success in 2015 and 2016 because he stood up and pushed back. He was unafraid. He didn't care. And in fact, he relished the fight, but so many on our side are just their weak and their cowardly and we are in this position today because of that. So they may very well abandon the culture war, but I've got to tell you, you know, to quote our old and late Friends, the late great Andrew breitbart, politics is downstream from culture. So if you abandon the culture war, you're really abandoning the political war. And people will say, well, no, no, we're going to get her act together in a lot more Republicans if you don't deal with the culture, you're not going to deal with the political scene. There are so intricately linked, but that the culture war is the main war. And we've been losing it for a very long time. And it's going to take a long time to turn the ship around. But we can't turn it around if we don't try. And that's why we need all hands on deck on all of these issues. The issues that you care about, whether they're cultural, abortion, or any of these other issues culturally, whether it's the economy, whether it's foreign policy, national security, which is what I am fascinated by. We need everybody bringing all of their talents and their intellect and firepower, whether it's money, volunteer your time or whatever to all of these funds Todd because we're not going to turn this around without it. No, you're right,
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: RNC Offices Don't Put in the Work, Money
"State Republican organizations are by and large useless, the national Republican organization, the RNC is by and large useless. So they can whine all day long about messaging or this particular issue or that. But they simply don't put in the work and they don't put in the money. And we are being outfoxed in every direction. And look, it's one thing to say, okay, well, we lost a big election, let's say, in 2020, we lost a big election there. So now let's figure out what went wrong. What we did do right what we didn't do wrong and what we didn't do period and figure that out. So by 2022, we're in a better position. They do none of that. I mean, I vote Republican, but honestly, I can't stand my own party because the powers that be in the party are by and large uni party members, Todd, that work with the Democrats for the destruction of the country, but for their own empowerment and enrichment. They get rich. And they gain more power while the rest of us are left holding the bag and our country is going down the tubes. So I find the entire GOP establishment and the infrastructure completely useless, maybe worse than useless. So, you know, she can go around and blame whatever she wants, but she is at full as a state GOP and Wisconsin. It's really appalling. So we've had that development, Todd, and then of course we see what happened in Chicago, which is a deep blue place. They bounce blurry lights up because the spiking crime and the fact that people are fling in droves and we thought for a minute, wow, even the big democratic voters in Chicago have had enough. Well, they had a chance yesterday to put in a more moderate Democrat who was going to be Law & Order and they chose instead the raving Marxist.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: Interesting Turn of Events in NYC Trump Case
"I'm curious to know your take on what's happening right now in New York. Something is up. And I'm wondering if Trump in his brilliance was able to really thwart what could have been his arrest. It's a very, very interesting turn of events, isn't it? Because somebody obviously leaked late, I guess, Friday night. And by the way, I was at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. I emceed the Republican organization's Lincoln day dinner for Palm Beach county in Florida. It was held up Mar-a-Lago. I was very honored to be the MC and very honored to introduce president Trump. And I was with him that night. I introduced him and gave me a big hug and a kiss and then gave a fantastic speech. He didn't rely anything, but obviously he had heard something by late Friday night and then of course we got the news later that night or the next morning. Look, somebody broadcasted this to the world. And all heck broke loose, right? As we saw now, it's becoming crystal clear according to all these leaks that even a Manhattan grand jury which has been impaneled now for years on this subject, years. And by the way, there's no original crime. There's no concealment of a crime. There's no secondary crime and it's way out of the statute of limitation. So there is literally nothing here. They've wasted New York taxpayer money in impeding this grand jury for years at a time on this thing. But now it looks like Alvin Bragg canceled the grand jury yesterday and today and it looks like they're having difficulty convincing even a panel of liberals who probably hate Donald Trump in New York that there has been a crime committed here and that they should hand up an indictment.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: Fight 'Fire With Fire' Against the Left
"It just, it really bothers me that Republicans seem to think they're playing a lovely game of croquet in Connecticut. When in fact, this is a street fight for the country right now, the Democrats are never going to play fair. I say we get out into the gutter and slug it out with them. Fire with fire. And it's long past time that we did this Todd. You know, every time I come on your show, we do a little history lesson about the history of the left in this country. And the history of the international Marxist revolution, which has been going on since what? 1917. And what we are experiencing in this country is exactly that. But it didn't just originate over the last two years. This has been going on for decades. So for decades, we have been under this communist assault to fundamentally transform the nation and destroy us from within, as well as from without. We've got external enemies too. But the fact that we've got these internal enemies, you know, we've met the enemy and it's us. And the fact that the Republicans are still playing softball and the fact that they're still doing playing by gentlemen's rules, when we are fighting for the very future of this country, it's insane. And I've got no tolerance for, first of all, Republicans like McConnell and Romney and some of these others Murkowski that work with the other side to destroy the country. But even with others to sort of understand the nature of the internal threat, the fact that they are not stepping up quite yet to fight fire with fire is outrageous. And we are taking notes that we are taking receipts. Todd, we are keeping a list of names of who gets it, who is fighting tooth and nail for the future of this country, because we're at a real tipping point here. And if you don't get it, get out of the way. Yeah, and
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dean Cain on His Journey From Trailer Park to Princeton to Hollywood
"So dean, your life has been so fascinating. So I wanted to ask you a little bit about just kind of your journey before we talk about more of the news stuff. I saw that you spent some of your childhood in Michigan and then in California. And in high school, when you were in Santa Monica, you were excelling in sports, and you even played some baseball with Charlie Sheen and Rob Lowe. Is that correct? And what was that like? It's mostly correct. I grew up, so I grew up in I was born in Michigan, but I moved to California when I was three. My mom up and took off with her two kids. Her first husband was my biological father. It was not an ideal husband, was philandering and so she left and came out to LA to be an actress with two kids to the Asian kids. And we looked more on my given name as Tanaka. So she came out here with us too, and met and fell in love with my dad. Who she married a year later. And then through a really terrible story actually, a woman was raped and I believe killed in an apartment next to us or right near us. And then the next day myself and a couple other guys, my brother and another couple kids were out playing cops and robbers as they used to back in the day. And I was the youngest and so I wasn't able to have I didn't get to a gun. So I went looking for something and I found the real gun and it was apparently the weapon that was used and that day my dad borrowed, I don't ten, $12,000 from his parents in South Dakota and moved us to a trailer park in Malibu. And I grew up in a trailer park in Malibu, which sounds, you know, like trailer park. Yeah, but it was in Malibu. So we'd spend our days outside all day long on the beach, running around, and I grew up with kids like Sean Penn, Chris Penn Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, all those kids were just, we were all just part of this one little Malibu group. I guess all our parents were involved in the business, not all of them, but in some way or another. And so through this weird happenstance, those kids all ended up being actors. Now I played baseball Charlie for a long time. Rob, rob was never the great athlete. Rob even back in the elementary school was just all the girls loved him and he's so pretty. And he loved the girls back. So that was the that was the skinny and rob, so to speak. Charlie very good baseball player. Played on teams with him forever. And then went to high school, Santa Monica high school. And I was a good athlete student. It worked out real well for me. A lot of the kids are madly when they got to Santa Monica worked able to compete at that level, unfortunately. So a lot of the kids stopped playing sports, Charlie continued to play for a while. I don't even know what he did to seeing it if he played a scene here or not. And then I was lucky enough to with my grades and thank you to get the president of the university, had a wonderful career at Princeton. Grew up a lot turned into him and went from a boy to a man there and played very well. I played football. I mean, football ran track and I played volleyball. And then I got a chance to play for the Buffalo Bills afterward, which was great. And got hurt right away. And then it's been acting and directing and filmmaking ever since.
Monica Showalter: Another Pulitzer Prize Discredited As Propaganda
"Nonetheless Monica showalter writes another Pulitzer Prize discredited his propaganda she writes in the American thinker Remember all that political hay the far left and its media Made during the Vietnam War about the wickedness of America's South Vietnamese ally in the importance of abandoning that country to the communists Here's the Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo that was supposed to prick our consciences Make us turn against that so called immoral war against the communist takeover and it's the picture Excuse me of South Vietnamese police captain Coldly executing Viet Cong captain on von lem There's no doubt about it The photo is hard to look at she writes its crude rough wartime justice The film is even harder to look at He ran on the front page of The New York Times cropped from the original To fill the space and make it impact even more impact even more immediate And it got the results the anti war left wanted public sentiment abruptly turned against the war as a result of that photo The people were abandoned by the Americans who cut and run Evacuation from Saigon embassy on the rooftop was only recently bested by Joe Biden's Afghanistan pull out And after that the re-education camps rolled in the boat people launched into the high seas and the killing fields of Cambodia began Jane Fonda must have been so proud of herself Just one problem The context was missing And that context mattered
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Monica Crowley Weighs in on the Trump-DeSantis Skirmish
"I'm back with our friend Monica Crowley. She's a prominent media personality former assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Trump, also a host of the Monica Crowley podcast. You can follow her by the way on Twitter at Monica Crowley. Monica, the last segment you were talking about Trump and how he has been the focus of not only the CCP, but also the left. They seem more terrified of him than of anyone else. Now, recently, we're seeing this kind of strange skirmish, a little bit involving Trump, but also between the sort of the trumpsters and the desantis guys and their going after each other, and sometimes it gets a little bit mean spirited. I want to ask you, what do you make of all this? Do you think desantis has already in the ring? Or because I've always taken the view that, look, each of them actually brings a lot to the table. I'm actually disappointed to see this scar missing. It would be better. I think we would be stronger if there would be some kind of an alliance is that a, is that a fanciful expectation? What's your take on what's going on here? It's early I know where a ways from 2024. But what's your take? Well, welcome to politics, dinesh. It is a blood sport and especially if you've got Donald J Trump running for the Republican nomination again. Of course it's going to be a blood sport. Donald Trump basically has one speed dinesh and that's attack. Look, right. We will probably have a pretty wide field of extraordinary Republican candidates who are going to seek the Republican nomination this time. And it's always beneficial when the Republicans have this great embarrassment of riches with really talented, smart, accomplished people running because it just improves the overall dialog and conversation and voters can hear real debates on the issues and see the personalities involved. But I do think when it comes down to it dinesh, there's Donald Trump and then everybody else. And then secondarily, there's Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis and everybody else.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Author and TV Pundit Monica Crowley Talks the Issues of the Day
"Guys, I'm really delighted to welcome to the podcast a friend. Monica Crowley. She's a prominent media personality. She was assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration with Donald Trump, and she is host of the Monica Crowley podcast. Monica, it's a pleasure. We W and I tend to run into you at various events and conferences. I'm really thrilled to have you on the podcast. Let's begin by talking about something that's in just popped into the news coming out of The Wall Street Journal that the U.S. energy department now thinks they're not sure about it, but they think that COVID-19 came out of a lab. In other words, was made in the lab and came out of a lab and I just think to myself, you know, for three years, you people have been demonizing citizens who said this, going after scientists, deplatforming that what do you make of this latest twist? In an ongoing story about this pandemic. First of all, dinesh, thank you so much for having me. You and I are longtime friends, and it's such an honor and a joy to join you today. So thank you so much. Look, to answer your question, it really is the biggest question of them all right now because of what the world was plunged into for three years, starting in late 2019. Anybody with a brain or a common sense knew for the last three years that obviously this virus was a bioweapon. And the questions then emerged about its origins. And we were told nonstop a pack of lies, which continued to this day about the origins of this bioweapon. I think one of the main reasons why we still hear the lies coming from Democrats, the Biden regime, and so on. And the Democrats for the last several years have stopped any investigations into the origins of COVID-19
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Rep. Monica De La Cruz: Lack of Resources Hurts Border Patrol Officers
"Have a family friend who is a retired border patrol agent and I feel like he got out just in time because he's got friends and colleagues and people he worked with who are so miserable right now as a result of the way they have been vilified by the left by the Democrats. They have absolutely put a target on these men and women's backs. You grew up and you still reside in the Rio Grande valley. You know that border patrol environment talk a little bit about how debilitating it has been for these border patrol agents who have been persecuted for trying to do their job. Down here in the Rio Grande valley, we have one of the largest sectors in the entire nation. So border patrol agents, there are friends. There are families. There are quite, there are neighbors, the people that we barbecue on a Friday night with, it is so sad, what the Biden administration has done to these border patrol agents in the lack of support, the lack of resources. Would you believe that these border patrol agents don't have things like night vision goggles, they have to share them on their shifts and in between their shifts because there's just not enough to go round. They don't have enough working vehicles for all of the chefs. And now there will be aerial set balloons that will be taken down so that these border patrol agents men and women who are defending our country will not be able to see humans coming across drugs coming across and what a serious time for our nation, but an attack on our border patrol agency safety. And we've had border patrol agents actually die on the border because of the lack of resources.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Rep. Monica De La Cruz: Breaking Ground in the Rio Grande Valley
"Congratulations on your victory and boy. It must be kind of gratifying to know that you've sort of broken new ground in the Rio Grande valley with your victory. Absolutely. This is a seat that has been blue for over a hundred years. And in this past election, not only did we elect the first Republican to represent congressional district 15, but the first of female to represent as well. So it's a very exciting time and really shows the change that's happening in South Texas, specifically on the border where inhale doggo county 90% of our county is Hispanic. So Hispanics are moving and trending toward the Republican Party because of the border crisis, the drugs coming across our border and their values and how they are represented by the Republican Party.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: We Need Answers on the UFO Shootings
"Military is getting involved in shooting these craft down, including one yesterday, it was floating above Lake Huron. One of the Great Lakes, heading into the heartland of the country. So obviously we need to answers to this. The fact that nobody not The White House Space Force, NASA, air force, nobody has held a press conference about any of this. You're just getting like, you're getting little briefings here and there. In fact, yesterday, The Pentagon did a briefing by phone Todd, okay? They couldn't reel somebody out with some explanation. Another point that I made on my podcast today is that remember during the Iraq War, we would get the grainy footage of every single target to whether the target was on land or in the sky. We got the grainy footage of our military locking in on the target and then it blowing up, right? We have not seen still photos, videos, either before they're blown out of the sky or after on the ground. We've got nothing. So all of this is very weird. It's very odd. I also think a lot of this is a giant distraction from the stuff that is actually happening that they don't want to talk about. For example, Biden's family corruption dig tech FBI actual collusion, CCP aggression, Pfizer admitting that they're doing gain of function research. This massive industrial catastrophe in the heartlands in Ohio with the train derailment and toxic chemicals spewing into the air. There are so many things that are actually going on that they don't want to focus on to their screwing out shiny objects. I'm not saying these aerial phenomena aren't real. I'm not saying that they couldn't possibly be a danger. We need these questions to answer, but we also need to be talking about the actual concrete stuff tangible issues that we know are going on. No, that's a good
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: Rihanna Was Smart for Promoting Her Brand
"Then there was the halftime show, and Monica maybe it's just maybe I'm getting old, but I was like, eh, it was all right. I mean, it wasn't like, wow. Rihanna didn't even try to pretend like she was singing. Yeah, I know. Now it came out later that she is expecting her second child, so she did that performance while pregnant, which is pretty amazing. I just want to give her props for that. But yeah, and I noticed very early on because I focused really intensely on things like that. And I took my Friends at the time, I was like, oh, she lip syncing this and they said, are you sure? And I said, watch, she didn't even drive. She dropped the microphone. Well, the rest of the track was playing. So I mean, look, I think she wanted to be there with this huge win for her brand. Fenty. Clothing cosmetics, et cetera because you'll notice that in the middle of the performance, she touched a face. That was I was like, what is she doing? And then I thought, oh, she can't really care. She's the middle of like a 5 minute performance. What does she care? And then I thought, oh, she's promoting her brand. And she had all these influencers there at the Super Bowl et cetera. So maybe not a wins for her or necessarily the viewers, but definitely a win for her brand. So who's the smart one here? Her. And certainly not
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Dennis Is Living Déjà Vu...
"I'm living deja vu because I undergo this every time I speak at a college, but you would not know this, but about four and a half years ago, I conducted because music is my avocation. The Santa Monica symphony orchestra at the Disney concert hall, and 7 of the members of the orchestra refused to play for me because, after all, how could a conservative be even allowed to conduct music? Even though I didn't say a political word the entire time in rehearsal or at Disney, it doesn't matter. A conservative should not set foot in Santa Monica. They're polluting the soil of a left wing city. And which is almost what the mayor and the previous mayor actually said. Be that as it may, I had on one of the violinists who was a professor at UCLA. I had him on my show to his credit he came up, most of them are cowards. He came on and the sweet man, a lot of sweet people do damage, so it's not contradictory. He even brought his wife who sat in as well. She didn't speak she was, she sat in at the studio and that was fine with me. But it was his convoluted defense, I said, so you called me a racist. Do you have any evidence for that? And there was none. There was none. But so I just repeat, again, professor Anderson, that I have invited any one of these 35 and I will say that tomorrow night at ASU.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Momentum Is Building for Dennis's Event at ASU on Wednesday
"Be speaking today's Monday, two nights from now, I will be speaking with Robert kiyosaki and Charlie Kirk, and Arizona state university. 35 professors have written the university to condemn the university for inviting the three of us. In particular, Charlie and me. Robert kiyosaki is the author of rich dad poor dad. I'm not sure exactly what they have against him, so they have generally focused their condemnation on Charlie Kirk and on me. 35 professors. Therefore, if you know anybody in Arizona within hours of Phoenix, it is important to have standing room only response to this just as when I conducted the Santa Monica symphony orchestra. We sold out the Disney concert hall. They tried the same thing then professors. Don't go to Dennis prager because a conservative should not be allowed to conduct. The orchestra of a left wing city. I raise the entire budget of the veteran of that year at doing that. Didn't take any money.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: Contents of Biden Documents Still Unknown
"Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. And again, Biden did this when he was vice president and Pence did it when he was vice president. Well, you know what? They both have to pay the price, no matter what that price is, but we got to get a handle on this. Lord knows what the Chinese and the Russians have of us. Well, that's just it. I mean, nobody really knows what these documents involve, right? I mean, especially in the Biden case, we know that Joe Biden has long been selling access and influence. Again, around the world, we've got reports of a 150 more than a 150 international business transactions on the part of the Biden crime family that were flagged by U.S. banks center which the Treasury Department for review to determine whether or not there was influence of being sold national security imperiled something illegal going on. We don't know what these documents are that have been sitting in the Biden house. You know, when the Trump case, they were under lock and key, he has these service presence around Mar-a-Lago. And so on and as president, he had the ability to do classify anything. And Monica, let me jump in here. Let me jump in here though. Not only that, the national archives was well aware and actually gave him guidance on how to make that area of even more secure by adding the padlock. So it's not like this was just strewn about, which is what they wanted us to think when they took the pictures of all the alleged classified stop. I mean, this is something that was very orderly and the Trump post presidency campaign, they were doing what they were asked to do. Yeah,
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Monica Crowley: Is Every Politician Leaving With Classified Documents?
"Any class of high documents in your house? No, Todd, because I did not abscond with anyone I left the Treasury Department at the end of the Trump administration. You know, this is so crazy. I mean, is everybody a very high level in government just walking off with the nation's secrets? It's unbelievable. What's going on up there? It's the craziest thing I've seen. You know, I think, first of all, I think there are a lot of aids that at the end of an administration and when people are leaving government, they are enlisted to pack up some stuff. The offices and move it all out should put away, et cetera. So maybe it's these people who are who are doing that, but and there is an over classification problem in the government. That is true. I mean, if you just put a pen and it's used to paper and write the word and I'm exaggerating to make the point, they'll come in and say that that's the classified document. But that being said, these are people who have been in government a long time, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and so on. They know better. And I guess the explanation is, well, in Biden's case, it could very well be that he was preparing to resume selling access and influence to our worst enemies, including China, to have Ukraine deep in there and so many others. In the cases of others, perhaps they were taking these documents because they needed them to write their memoirs or whatever the case might be. But that doesn't dilute the fact that it is illegal to walk off with classified documents.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"monica" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"She'll find a tiny stone or like a hunk of metal and all of a sudden it's like this thing of wonder, and that's sort of the spirit of the book. But yeah, I think it was hard to find homes too because we were looking for something extremely specific. Yes. Which is not just this perfectly appointed, beautiful interior that an interior designer poured over and made perfect. But something that is beautiful and will shoot well and look beautiful in a book, but also has a ton of objects. And honestly, that's exactly what we look for for the at home with sunset and scene. And what we've always looked for is this moment of you walk into a space and you're like, oh, what's that? What's that? What's that? What's that? That's so cool. That's sort of always been the vibe with our house tours on the site. And we've always, before we shot someone's home, we've told them, you don't have to clean up. It does not have to be perfect. It doesn't matter, like we're just there to see your possessions were just there to see what cool stuff you have, you know, relax. That's really what we're looking for. So it definitely a through line from what we've been doing for the past ten years. And that's, I think, what is so special about the book, the humanness that is expressed on really every page of the book. I have one last question for you both, and then I have a final question for Monica. Here's the question for you both. When designing a home, one of the biggest issues that people fear is that they're going to make a mistake. What advice do you have to help people conquer that mentality? Well, one thing we say in the book is, what do you think of vintage object is? It's something that somebody gave away. So you don't have to keep everything you have. Please don't throw it in the landfill. But you can maybe give it to a friend who could use it more or whose taste it fits better or you can use one of these kind of like secondary market sites or even Craigslist or Facebook marketplace, or just put it out on the curb, somebody's going to take it in three seconds. I feel like worrying about making mistake is silly because how do you know if you're going to make a mistake? How do you know if you made a mistake? It's so vague and subjective. It's just like, you know, in the book, the whole thing about the book is following your instincts and following what you love and just trying to connect with something. And that is a process. It's something that you'll learn to do better over time to figure out what you like. Like maybe you think you're obsessed with something one day and then a week later you're like, oh my God, why did I buy that? I don't like it at all. And that's fine. That is definitely not something to worry about. It's a process. It's all part of the same process and it's the idea of making a mistake in a home is so weird. Like who's saying you made a mistake? Is it you? It's like the way you fix it. What's the worst thing that happens? Like, okay, you posted on social media and somebody's like, oh, what's that? I mean, there's just like, there's no real consequence. So that's kind of what's funny to you. And then at the end of the day, you should be trying to buy things for forever, but your taste is going to change. You can't help it. Doing what I said before, making sure that it kind of stays in the market is helpful. But yeah, it's kind of fun if everything is exactly the same in your house forever. You do want to lose stuff around in your own house and give it to friends and bring other things in. And that's what makes it very fun and meaningful. Yeah, if it's like a living thing, if it changes and evolves and nothing has to say the same. And obviously, if you're buying a sofa, you will worry about making a mistake if you're spending $4000, but hey, just do some research, you know. Yeah. Monica, I have one last question. Many years ago, I read that you were toying with the idea of teaming up with an interior designer friend to curate and style something you wanted a call, the ugly dollhouse. Wearing you purchased hideous dollhouse furniture from around the web and turned it into a kind of pint size House of design horrors. Did you ever do it? And if so, where can we see it? So I've had a lot of crazy ideas over the years because I'm kind of a sort of crazy idea factory as a person in general. So I never did it, not for a new specific reason. I think just the opportunity never came up. But I think someone did a dollhouse since then and I got really upset. But what they did was they had designers create dollhouse furniture, I believe, which I still felt was like some sort of encroachment on that idea. But anyways, I just became obsessed with miniatures a long time ago and this was just a wacky notion. And I also had an idea about which I haven't done about doing ugly comfort furniture, like reinventing the comfort furniture of our youth. Yes. Like doing a show. I go to doing the Papas on the husband, the beanbag chair, the lazy boy, and funny enough I never did it, but along the way there have been examples of those things that have come out individually from designers, which I always think is funny because I'm like, gosh, that should have been my show. Well, further proof that nothing's really a mistake. No, gosh, no. Monica, Kim's
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"monica" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"It had to be like worth coming to work for every day coming to work in quotes. And some of it is, you know, maybe we have a little bit more of the freedom to do that. Monica has another business and she does some freelancing. So this isn't necessarily the only way both of us make money. Part of it was just like this refusal to be an entrepreneur if it wasn't like on our own terms. Then you may as well just be working for a company because if somebody, if somebody else is telling you what to do, then may as well just be working someplace else. I mean, I would say that I think from the minute we started site unseen in 2009, we said that this was going to be basically we had been so frustrated in our jobs at ID and in the circumstances that ID and what happened at ID that we almost went into sight unseen in this rebellious moment of like, okay, if we're going to do our own thing, then we're really going to do our own thing. And screw the man, you know? We're going to literally be the most self indulgent editors, you know, we could possibly be in really just publish what we like, what we're interested in. And we're not going to listen to anyone. And I think that was the spirit that we went into doing it. And I think that that's persisted. And that's kind of been part of why we have resisted the temptation to go into basically watering down the content to the degree that it'll be more mainstream that will get more likes or we'll get more traffic. Those have all been things that we consider doing. And it just didn't seem right to our mission statement, which is just to have this be about our curation and our point of view and what we love and what we deem to be good. And in a way, we've never purported to be anything else, you know what I mean? We'll be totally honest. When we do our hot list, our American design hot list, it's completely subjective. It's just what we think is good, and that's what it is, you know? Well, that curatorial eye is very evident in your beautiful new book how to live with objects, a guide to more meaningful interiors. And you start the book with a question I'd like to ask you, which is, what is it that defines a home? Well, we are the curtains. We are huge. The basically the central argument in the book is you don't have to hire a professional interior designer. You don't have to have a decorator. You don't have to have a ton of money. You don't have to follow all these rules that have come down from shelter magazines or design books in the past about how to quote unquote, make your house a home, what you really need to do is be like very intentional and educated about the objects you bring into your house and how each object should really be like a reflection of your personality or say something about your life story in some way. Maybe it tells a story about the friend who gave it to you or the period in your life you were at when you got it or the trip you took when you bought it, how that can just like make even the state of being in your home much more meaningful. In the book you encourage people to forget about the idea that only expensive objects are worth having and suggest instead that they buy what they feel drawn to, what feels meaningful or what expresses their personality, whether it's a vintage teapot, found at a garage sale for a dollar or an investment piece made by a younger, hot, up and coming designer. How do you suggest people allow themselves to do this? Give themselves permission to start to open up the possibilities of what they can consider style. Yeah, that's a good question. I mean, I think partly when we were writing this book, we assumed that it's something people were a little bit primed to do anyway. I think most people have had the experience of going to a sale or a garage sale or a thrift store or whatever it may be and finding themselves drawn to something. I think it was more the idea of having them shift their mindset a little bit into thinking that what the priorities are for decorating your home or making a home might be a little bit different from what they were taught. So I don't think anyone would feel alien to the idea of bringing in an interesting object. I think it's more like getting them the thought that, oh, it's you should celebrate this. This should be it. Like you should do more of it and you should be shopping all the time and looking all the time and paying attention to or developing your own taste in that way rather than constantly having to rely on outside people to tell you what's good or tell you what is worthy of being in your home. So I think it's more not sort of a change in people's behavior, but more a change
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"monica" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"I think for a long time, both of us were doing everything and it was like not yeah, it really was not helpful. It was also that because when we were starting out, we really, it still is just the two of us, but we have a team of freelance writers and stuff like that now, but at the beginning, we really were writing every single article and we were like kind of committed to the kind of long form journalism that we had come from in print. And it was this insanely time consuming process where every article was like a long form piece that would appear in the well of a magazine. And because we were both doing that for so long, it took a while for us to be like, okay, what if we actually, I think it was like maybe 5 years in. When we were like, okay, well, what if we really actually split this up? And instead of both of us managing the writers, I'm going to head up editorial and I'm going to hire writers and I'm going to manage them and edit all the pieces and Monica was more interested than I was. I think in taking on some of the more business related aspects, like the publishing side of finding the money, building partnerships, building brands, collaborations like that kind of thing. And it's important to say that we didn't make any money for 5 years. So it didn't become an issue until 5 years. And so that was when we started having more interaction with brands and partners and it just was a natural thing. Also, we were stepping on each other's toes a lot. It was just too crazy. We needed to get out of each other's hair in order to preserve the relationship. So I think it was a moment of like, okay, you know, if I don't have to split this with you and babysit you on this, then you don't have to babysit me on that. And we're just doing our own thing a little bit more. So yeah, that's when the money came, I started taking care of it. You seem to have a knack for understanding trends, how they form, how they splinter, how they die, how they define us. How do you keep your finger on the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist in the way that you do? Well, I think part of it's just innate because I think I've been doing that since I was like a teenager. In some ways, you just either have the skill or you don't because I think what happens for me is that something will come on my radar and it'll feel completely intuitive, but I'll be like, oh, that's going to be huge. I don't know why I said that. You know what I mean? I saw it. I think I posted an Instagram post in 2014 where I was looking down at my feet and there was a Toronto floor. And I was like, calling it Toronto is like the next big trend. I'm like, obviously I had seen it around, so it's not that I was the first one to see Toronto. There was something happening, but I think it's some sort of innate sort of name it in that moment. You were. Well, yeah, I don't know if I was. But the point is, yeah, the point is that I think it's a special innate skill to kind of be able to pick up on something, feel why it's right, just in your bones. Because of whatever came before or whatever's happening at the moment, and then for some reason it sets off your Spidey sense. And there's the scientific side of it and the unscientific side of it. And I think the unscientific side of it is just you're just born with this ability to kind of know what's cool right before it hits. And there's inklings, but you kind of can see this amplification in your mind for some reason. And then the scientific part is just how much time we spend researching. And being aware and looking. I have one more question about your site, and then I want to talk about your book, your beautiful book. One thing that I was really struck by when I was doing my research on your history was something that you said about how picky you are and how, if you were less picky, you would probably make a lot more money. And you said, you said this. There was such an immediate feedback online, and it almost always becomes oppressive in a way, because you see that the cheesiest stuff often gets the most likes and goes the most viral. And then you're sort of caught in this dilemma. How do we play to that and publish stuff that we don't necessarily feel passionate about because we know what will get numbers or do we stick to our instincts and try to keep our standards really high? And I can say, you have both kept your standards really high. It's a big temptation. As I look through the analytics of the things that I work on to want to repeat doing the things that you really well, when you know deep inside, that's compromising your editorial integrity. And you haven't done that. How have you been able to manage that tension? I think some of it comes from being gen X. In what way? A healthy distrust of anything being too successful. But I don't know. You know, gosh, it's really complicated, actually. I think for both of us, it's like this wouldn't be worth doing if it was just this like basic kind of like basic thing. It didn't feel special and didn't mean something to people and it wouldn't mean something to people if it was more generic. And especially because it didn't, it wasn't particularly financially successful for a long time.
Wondery Baked-In Ads Test Feed
"monica" Discussed on Wondery Baked-In Ads Test Feed
"I got busy. Farm, yeah. I had to finish like, you know, I had to finish my Sims game. There was a lot of tires. I went over there. I was raking some debris earlier. I don't know if you noticed. Probably slipped my mind that a whole last person is just gone lost out of my farm. Yeah. No worries. And didn't even tell his kids that just goes and tells the police that. I'm like, his kids were just there. Why didn't you tell them that? No. Weird fishe. Fishe. And something about Susan's story felt fishy to the authorities. It feels downright oceanic. It does. Truly, it does. It feels like the Arctic up in here does. The Arctic Ocean. 'cause we're at first, I was like, yeah, it's cold now. It got chili. I was like, no, the ocean. There's a body of water. It's just the one I thought at first. It's fine. But they also were like, yeah, that paired with the fact that that far, like something is happening on that farm, we know it. I just feel it. It shit's going down. Yeah, shit is going down for real. But obviously they couldn't go off of just that. And like I said, there were some details in the case where they were like, maybe we should look down some other avenues. If he really wanted revenge on this family member, should we look into that a little bit more. But they were like, eh, there's definitely some kind of foul play going on here. We're freaked out. Yeah. But they were going to have some serious validation when it came to their bad feelings when it came to their conversation with Susan. Because they were able to find out that there is an EBT card that was Robert's card and they tracked the transactions. So they could see where he had been spending his money. Then he really hadn't been spending a lot, but there was one interesting event. And how interesting was it that in December, after Robert disappeared without a trace, his EBT was used at a Walmart about 25 minutes away from Susan Monica's farm. Huh. And it sounds great. There he is. No, no, no, that's not him. Oh, no, it's not. They looked at the footage in this woman who looked exactly like Susan Monica was the one using the EBT card at Walmart. Walmart's gonna get ya. Walmart is always gonna get is always gonna get you. It's like guys, I mean, I'm glad I'm glad you don't think the fact that this camera's everywhere. That electronic cards will track you, but using a person's card that you at the hello, we all know he's deceased at this point. You know that he's dead and you're using his EBT card 25 minutes from your house. That takes like a special kind of evil detachment from humanity kind of shit too when people use the person that they, 'cause I'm assuming that she is spoiler alert, I'm pretty sure she probably killed him. But either way, a dead person's credit card, debit cards, money, like EBT cards, any of that stuff. It's fucked. How do you get your brain to say like, yup, this is fine. Right, and correct. She did kill him and we'll get into that. But how did you not think that you were going to get caught? Have you ever watched any crime show ever? I think it really proves how much these kind of people think they are above. Everybody in intelligence and skill level in everything. Susan Monica. They think they're above it all. And they're like, they're not good. I'll go do this because who gives a shit, they're not gonna catch me? No, Susan Monica even her own defense attorney said she was a clear, clear narcissist. Most of them are. And it's because of that, that they always think they can get away with the most brazen shit. Like the most obvious shit. 'cause we do it all the time. We're always like, why the fuck did they do that? Why would they think they'd get away with it? Because they do. Yeah? They just the way it is, unfortunately. I mean, I guess in a way it's fortunately because it often gets caught, but it's horrific that it even has to happen. So anyways, with that, a search warrant was served ASAP Rocky at Susan Monica's property. And the farm had gotten even worse between the last visit they made, this time in addition to the random piles of debris, there were also just like piles of garbage everywhere. Ew. Yeah, a lot of sources described the scene as just straight up squalor, and eventually the team's investigating had to use breathing apparatuses just to get through the tree. Oh my God. Yeah, because at certain points they had to like dig through a bunch of stuff, which we'll get into later. And they were using breathing apparatuses. This is the picton farm. It literally. I feel so, such deja vu. There was straight up hazardous waste on this farm, like everywhere. I believe it. So it was then while they were going through what they're breathing apparatuses and like looking at all of this, that they saw what they believed to be a human leg. Sticking out of a catchment pump. Upon closer look, they realized that the leg was severed mid femur down to the toes. Mid femur, mid femur. Damn. And it's just sticking out of a catchment pond. So immediately, Susan.
3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
"monica" Discussed on 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
"I'm awesome and yet but it makes you laugh and it brings up your energy level and it gets you going and it makes it enjoyable to celebrate every little thing that you're doing so yes could set a timer for ten minutes and do with your kids. A giant celebration blitzer. You guys gearing for every little thing you do and that will get the momentum going yes you're kind of like like you're intercepting your brain and they'll be like no we go here because it feels good and it works you check yourself and it works. Yeah i can't tell you the number of times that i've turned to a podcast or a playlist to get something that i was dreading so always a really good strategy while monica. This has been so so helpful. I want to hear more about your show and what you have to offer and then also tell everyone a little bit about podcast you which is sure our courses that we do together. Yes so my shows called about progress and self development is a really parkfield failed because a lot of people are teaching us an all or nothing ways like get up and do the thing and you're the only one in charge of your life and here's all the extreme ways to make it happen and you talked about perfectionism. My story is me realizing that perfectionism was absolutely ruining every part of my life as an over achieving and then as an underachieving perfectionist. And i wanted to change and the only way i could do that was by experimenting with what it meant to live. A life based around progress not perfection. And that's how my podcast came about. And i did not think about my podcast for years. I thought about one week. And i started at the same day. I finally decided i was like. I'm going to yeah. I can do that. I'm going to do it and because of that. I made a lot of mistakes. Along the way and i had to learn a lot about the growth mindset and how to learn from failure and mistakes and and.
3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
"monica" Discussed on 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms
"And most of all procrastination. Oh i had all sorts of convincing reasons for putting it off. I'm too busy with my young kids. I don't know where to start with the technology. This just isn't the right time with my husband's job while all of those reasons may have had some true to them. I knew deep down that they were really a cover up for what was truly keeping me stuck procrastination at in my case it was procrastination. Fueled by perfectionism. This is something. I have battled my whole life. I don't like doing things unless i have the time to make them perfect. I don't like putting myself out there. When i'm not sure of the result but eventually i decided that i just had to do the hard scary uncomfortable. I don't know what i'm doing thing and start my dang podcast. My friends looking back almost four years later. I don't think i have to tell you that. I am so glad i did that. Three thirty has immeasurably blessed my life and the lives of mothers all over the world. One of the biggest blessings to me personally has been the amazing people. I've met through podcasting the guests on my show community members like you listening and other podcast hosts today on the podcast. I'm thrilled to interview. One of those special people who i only met because of podcasting and who has become one of my very best friends over the past several years. Monica packer host of the about progress. The focus of monica's podcast is progress over perfection. And in each of her episodes she gives listeners. Actionable strategies to make progress. Practical and sustainable. She's a momma for a certified optimize coach and an all around stellar human being and in today's episode. She's going to talk to us about procrastination. Why we do it and what we can do to stop doing it something else. You may know about monica. If you've been listening three and thirty for a while is that she and i actually co created an online school that teaches busy. Moms how to start and grow podcasts. We call it podcast university. And i'm thrilled to announce that it is open for enrollment again now with the brand new course on podcast monetization which includes all of our insights into how we've built our shows to the point that they create substantial income for our families. I want you to know that..
"monica" Discussed on Impact Pricing
"Stop there. How do you find your competitors prices. Sometimes i find the competitors. Prices are quite rules to betrays that field so that we keep. If i don't really see too much of a difference there but i think it is more of a pricing model. How they are putting in front of the customer. That is similar to what i was really asking is. How do you learn how much the competitor charged the thumping that comes from disease. Insights offer be deal has imposed. That is wrong that specific beam which we be have actually river part of the otherwise it on many advisors were there would be that boots who provide the crisis at competitors generally could and there are several advisors there what reading those reports and from bills reports we get an understanding of the prices that are putting names announced there were the competitors but the prices are their overall be average prices got it and so the names are not there. Does that also imply that they don't tell you what the proposal was. So they're they're charging a million dollars but they didn't say what they were going to deliver for million dollars so you don't really know what what they were selling. Is that true or not true. Yes it is true at the is more like an audio based ratings of business. I'm talking about the introverts there. It is all related to resource yonex. We had we're talking about personal price per database price. I'm not talking about the hardware and about the managed reserve rights. So we get. That person would be surprise. That competitions have been voting on twenty fifth percentile of We get numbers like this and also by petition in terms of indian competition or global competitors jotted. This whole concept of benchmarking is pretty fascinating. Do you guys see real differences in results. because you do benchmarking. Yeah i can. I can imagine death. Think opposite radio adjusting pricing without having benchmarking in big chill and then us an idea babe. You're doing pricing and benchmarking results. Also the it is so mad up on credence will be benchmarking. His is beer where benchmarking talking to validate. And in fact. I would say that the chance. Winning increases by many artists. Nice and i love the fact that you said the word confidence too. Because sales people who are confident are much more likely to be successful so that they believe in what they're selling in your been no because what we have been thinking of that is validated by a report coming from big data from our competitors itself that yes the price that have been put it in a d it was sold so they know that the this is the price where where i should be around. This is This has been brilliant before. Ask the final question. Monica i gotta ask what about benchmarking. Should i have asked you that. I didn't ask he. Was there anything about benchmarking that i should have asked you that. I.
"monica" Discussed on Thought Row
"Episode. Absolutely is so true rod and thank you, Monica. And if our listeners would like to know more about Monica, we will have links for her under the show guest tab on thought rob podcast dot com. So everyone can learn more about her and connect with her on social media and please check out her website. Yeah, by all means check out her website and her book. And her book, which we will have a link to. And it also has an audio version. Yeah. If you don't want to read something that Monica narrated correct Monica? That's right. That's right. Thank you so much. It's been wonderful being here. I really enjoyed our conversation and you know, I encourage everyone to go out and pick up a little fragment of time.
"monica" Discussed on Midlife Mastery
"So when will that fit in my calendar. I have it's deadline for this deliverable. So let me me suggest next thursday. So that's what. I went back to him. I said great. I'd love to meet next thirds. Then you said. Is that when you feel to meet. I said i'm sorry. I don't know what that means. I don't know what it means to feel to meet some time. I i understand what it means. When do i want to. Which is what. I've just told you. I don't understand what it means. When do i feel to do it. He says we'll just see what comes to you. Monica i said okay so a rock. I sat there. Let's say to feel something to this question of can. When do you feel to meet an i. I sat there is not there and then it came in. And i said i don't feel to meet next thursday. I feel to meet the following tuesday as it now. I want to be very clear. I don't want to meet the following tuesday. It doesn't really work for me. It doesn't keep me on track. Is this a bit with my schedule. A but if you're asking me when i feel to meets that's what i would tell you. And he's a wonderful monica. Then we'll meet on that following tuesday. The thursday came and went. It was way too busy i was. I was being overly ambitious as to when my time which free up. And when we got to the tuesday that i had selected. It was right on time. I had new questions for him. I had new experiences to share. And so what. He was training me to do with. That question is to be guided by my intuition. But i feel that this is a special kind of intuition which i now call sense. Decision ing..
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"It sounds crazy to people who don't know the back story of like you know english royalty but it is. It is a cage and it is like stockholm syndrome. Like they're all no one knows that they're in this cage and they're being told that they're you know insanely religion and they technically are. They're not his or deprived of so much in like it to be able to zoom out is is asking a lot of a person and he did that Amazing yeah interior. Point about cutting things out which i. I was very shocked by this. Because i had so many conversations with their I guess you can run production company. Now she's awesome a before leading up like we had a lot of conversation says she was in the room and she was gonna tell us out and very you very little like wow last than many other interviews. We have so. I was really glad about that. It's just i mean it was so good and it's interesting. He's probably more. He's he's probably so ready to speak probably was less to cut out than like a hollywood celebrity. Who's like who like the publicist is like cut. Cut cut cut back exactly and there were getting canceled and stuff so everyone so afraid. Yeah well thank you for sharing that my hartfield feels so happy becca. Jack thank you for sitting through five minutes into it monica. You can follow on cuff. You're not following her already. Which you're basically all following her m. l. padma n- on instagram and listen to armchair expert wherever you get your podcast. You can listen to shattered glass with monica kristen which is out now and then all the other shows will link all of the shows. I don't even. I you had time for us But congratulations you really changing. The game and i know becca wants to personally. Thank you for coming on becca. Thank you so much the first time you were supposed to come see us. And you cancelled. I spiralled legitimately with like i bet you. She went on instagram and she hated my vibe and she was like this girl talking took it as a personal posted today. Do you think it's something so i had to know. Yeah oh sorry. I mean this is why you gotta listen to shatter glass. We're not doing that. We're not doing that to each other. Girls are not doing that. We're going to support each other. And i i just so busy. I'm so sorry. No needs are emotional. I'm not gonna lie back. it's five she's busy she's nine shows like it's fine and she was like she probably hates she probably doesn't use like these idiots and i was like we'll know people that's exactly what she thought but she still said not at all i was so i guess i'm so flattered anytime anyone wants me to do any like inaudible so good and and you guys are awesome. Like why. why would i ever yet. No no but i get it. I get my head to do the same thing even with even with this like canceling. They'll probably just doing this anyway. 'cause the agents and so like i don't know if they're gonna even ask me to come back so everyone just gets in their head will show jack left okay by. We will becca the next tuesday. Thanks for listening..
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"I mean i guess my tits were so great that he just had to cry not why he's crying. I'm going to say yes is acceptable. Right okay yeah yeah go. We'll tell me tell us why. Yeah i guess. Because i think i would feel privileged or something that they would feel comfortable graphing in front of me in that moment because men do not go that that is not something i would say. Most men feel comfortable doing so. I think i would feel like oh major is happening and then i guess i'm like in a privileged position here. Yeah definitely it's fine you do love exclusivity i do. I do see crying on your wedding day. yes. I was mad. When chris night my husband did not cry he did ask. No becca cried like a pussy coming down the aisle. She's coming down. The stairs are tough. Nut like tough. Love girl was just like a weepy. Willow is so beautiful. And i was like crying. Don't you love me. i was that's hilarious. She probably was just overwhelmed. The weddings scary. There's so many people so many things he doesn't like being in front of people. Yeah so uncomfortable because uncomfortable. It was like over a right and his emotions. Love of me okay. Crying year. you're sitting on the couch. You're just flipping through you. Don't know what you're doing on a friday night. You end up on a lifetime movie. You're like this kind of interesting. You finish it out. He cries yeah. It's fine with me. i'm not gonna say yes. Have you said yesterday after sex one. I think everything else is the bar. Let's try this. The drunk in love cry. You're out in new york saudi. You've gone out. You're walking home through the streets. He's so in love with no monica. You don't understand. I love you so much at the person. That's that's a no no on that. I don't worry that's also not even real. Yeah that's why the sex thing like this next thing feels so real that has to be acceptable but it and like it's you just. That's not real okay. He's having day and he's being so quiet and you're like what's up. And he says grandma died and has cry. oh my god to her. I'm sorry. I was just thinking of scenarios. I probably would also be like i'd be so. Might you know sympathetic. And then why didn't you text me earlier. Like why why'd you wait till now. Why do i have to ask you know. Yeah that would probably get into a fight but the crying is fine. What about if it was. I thought this was going is. She was very quiet and then he had a long day at work and then he's crying a work. He got so stressed out at work. Yeah that's okay i like. I love a good executive hustle. Cry you know. Just six overwhelming okay. You're watching the end. Of titanic and like i'll never let go never let go in house like her cry but i just wanna hear. I wanna caveat. This is not nineteen ninety-five. We've seen titanic many times. We know how it ends. It's still good every time you watch it though. This is a tricky one. And i don't know this personnel. Well no this screams instability. I think i cry at the end. Of titanic still exactly point taken. It depends on where i am on my cycle. Yeah i i. I would probably raise a little bit of a red flag. Allow i go on date. I wouldn't note that is like Noted hey okay. We're just two more two more big moments. He's reading a book in bed at night. And you just hear a sniffle sniffle and this is allowed. This is a yeah. What a man that reads. It's so sexy. What about so. I loved shot to ram on what about. He cries when his sports team loses. That's a great one. No yeah biggest red flag. That's for me and that's really funny because growing up georgia obviously going to uta. I mean i have so many guy prince who would like it means so so much that and i there's a thing about like i got it. That's unhealthy like that with us out your hip action. It feels like you're replacing. Something else there and healthy so now and the worst part is like what. If you're dating this guy. The football team loses he has a big cry. And then you walk down the aisle and he doesn't cry. You're what the canoe you're right guys. A good point. He careful with those tears know. Actually i'm really. I'm really glad you brought this up. Monica because they know you have to go but we have one last question that i just want to ask you like personally out of my love of the royals is that this unhealthy thing like so. I always like to say like. I went to the row wedding which i didn't. I went as a journalist and was like standing outside and like i know how i was in windsor. The day of the wedding. And i stood on the street for nine hours and we overnighted. We had as overnight our spot. So that like and then i would like tag out and then i stood there for seminars and waited just for the one shot of the carriage to drive by and i was like from the raw leading. I'm kelty night like that. Was it and then it was gone like my row wedding experience but anyway my god but when they got married they like rang the bells to like let everyone know they got married. I couldn't see anything. We didn't have the livestream even see the dress yet and i just was bawling hysterically like i cared so much because i care about prince harry so much and he never doesn't enter view and you've got to sit with them for like an hour and a half and i can tell that you guys cut stuff out and there was even more to it kind of tell us. What are your thoughts on. Are we happy for him. Do you think he's happy to think he's okay. I love him way more now than even i did. Before he sat down on the couch she was so cool in sweet any gauging and I mean not the sound so selfish that it is selfish. But i also like when people are engaging with me i i feel differently about that when people come in and sit there and they are or in that affects which agai- me nuts that he's interviewing them but i but i'm sitting right next to them and so when people are like actively like oh and there's another person here awhile. I appreciate that. And he was so like asking me things and looking at me and directing to me in this person is is lovely and to think. He's happy i really do. I do think he's happy. I think he's i hope proud of his decisions. That were incredibly hard to make you the crown less back that he left that you..
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"It'll be weird. If i'm there i don't know but i i i feel like i'd rather be there and try it out the nod included and i think maybe just saying it sometimes everyone's just in their own bubble. You know really thinking about everyone else. Yes we only think about sales well. Maybe you're trauma stems from some of my trauma with being left out. And i have a i have a theory and you probably are haven't even better perspective on this being non white girl in atlanta or the suburbs of atlanta. I think that teenage girls in atlanta are some of the worst breed meanest of the stories. I have about how mean like thirteen year. Old girls were to me rival. Anybody else's just thirteen year old girl how to be more awful in marietta georgia on that. So funny i mean. Perhaps i don't know because i haven't been. I haven't we haven't been in august cities. But i also just be incredible girlfriends from paul. Who are still still like. We know we're on a grim chattan. Were at each other china's each other once a year at least we're very close still and i've been lucky to have that so i am. I don't think it comes from them. So much as it comes from me feeling very other and trying very very very hard to assimilate and being left out was just like foundation. That i wasn't doing a good job of this or that. I was weird. I embedded in want me there. You know all of those things i think are just like so embedded even though i obviously don't feel that way anymore it just it just comes up Would you be to tell the story however long you wanna make it but about the boy who liked you in dairy queen. Yeah sure okay. Yes i was. We were in sixth grade and Me and my best friend. She had a little boy fred at his best friend. was so cute. I liked him so much and he liked to me in the four of us like hung out a lean all summer whatever and the pool one day and my friend up to him and said hey. Why don't you ask monica. be your girlfriend. And he said. I can't because her parents working theory and okay again no one under since you understood it probably immediately big from atlanta but like the dairy queens where are often franchised by indian. He's my parents. Do not work a dairy queen. And i don't think he was really saying they work at varying queen because also worked at jerk when you. Yeah yeah doing get blizzards fast. Free cake but he you know he was just saying like oh i can't and it was kind of the first high i mean i. I think i'd been battling feeling about for a while. But but it was the first time that i was like. Oh my god. This is a big problem like this is going to get in the way for the rest of my life. No one's gonna how no one can like me like it. Not like no one will know. One can't lie because it was like presented. Like that. Like i want to but i can't because of this and so it's become so silly to say like i like affected the trajectory of my life at all. I think that like makes perfect sense. Yeah it's been it definitely did. And then of course you know then i get in my own way that i have like a pig on these people that i can't have you know it's become this whole spiral that we address a lot. I'm monica just season one fifth or get so deep when you said that the early vulnerable we so do. And that wasn't the plan it was going to be a fun show or we go on dates and then it got so deep so quick. That's dating in your thirties though. It's so fun to ground at twenty two tick talk.
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"But just not. They're not like less. It's not better for them. That there are spirits in their house are like worse by suspending out about that but it was a joke and we were all lacking but then times very quickly into like a real conversation about worth and That gets done that imitate. It's so societal. This this pressure on women to have a relationship and that have kids and i buck up against that anyway and then when you see like the little seeds events around it just like it drives me nuts and also because i had thought like a really had to sit down and being do y want kids. Do i want a relationship right now. Or do i feel like that brings me up the level societally. And that's not something. I should be thinking about when i'm thinking about what i want very complicated. No it's a really interesting conversation. We had this happen to us. Actually we had a show on e and there's two things i want to say number one. Is that sorry to go back to. We're writing our second book right now. Called lady secrets and we're also taking submissions. And just wanna shout out not like giving away anything the amount of submissions monica that we have gotten that are just people. Regretting having children is crazy. And it's totally anonymous platform so this is a place where you can just write in and say the thing that you can't tell anyone and i would say that. So far thirty percent of like the book is just going to be the same story over and over again. Because so far i would say. Thirty percent of the secrets are women while or people guess We don't know if they're women are men saying like. I regret having these children. I regret having children with this person. I regret being apparent. My life would be like if i hadn't done this. I don't like my kids like it's crazy. And then i was going to say when we had our e show when we were being canceled we were like asking for feedback and in focus groups trying to learn. I'm like okay. Well you're canceling. Ex-china what can i can change about myself from top to bottom to make you like me next. And and they were like well. We're just looking at these women like these thirty year old women and like where are their children. That's what the focus groups were saying relatable because we didn't have kids and literally like through the filming of over the year there was like miscarriages and pregnancies and like almost different. We weren't outwardly. Talking about but the feedback from the network and from the focus groups was like where are their children it. So it's so annoying and mother's day became this whole thing this year as well because we've been in this tie and for you know a year and a half and in the i mean we are so tight knit and it's it's family is a bunch of as me and a couple of other friends and we've been spending essentially every day together for a year and a half and And on mother's day you know again understandably logistically all this makes total sense. The dads hands something for the mall and one of the. There's me and another girl who doesn't have kids but she was out of tap was just me not there and i was like sitting at home that day like raw bear all hanging out like this sucks so much and in harshly when a really dug down i was like because i do not want to be there like it's not it. I wish i was in that club. Sundays allotted as you know and and if feels like this closed door but it it's like oh but you know and then you do and they do moms won the world. They're insane it's crazy. I get a front row seat to. I can see like they need to be pampered. The need to be appreciated but almost like but they're also lucky also lucky that they they're in that position and and it responded somebody feelings. I'm on the outside. i don't like it. It's not a choice but not really a choice. I don't know it just it just got very. I think that's so valid. I'm actually dealing with something kinda similar in my new neighborhood. I moved to austin with with three. Other couples like our pod basically like peace out. We're going to austin. Well oh though we committed and we're in and they all have children and my husband. And i do not have children yet and we've been kind of trying for a million years. It feels like so we move into this neighborhood and it's a lot of young families and it's a lot of women with children and my two other girlfriends are just meeting. People like left and right through their kids and they're having brunches and they're having lunches and play dates. And i had a moment where i was like. I'm not meeting. Anyone knew because i'm at that weird age where it's hard to meet other women your age and you have these kids like meeting at the playground or at school and i a thousand percent kind of had a moment when they were all grabbing lunch with other moms that like it wasn't until like the final hour where one of them was like. Oh do you wanna come. And i was like no. It's fine. it's fine. I just beef. I would just be weird weird lady with no kids this. You'd be like the nose sucker thing that you yeah. Yeah yeah oh. I had that feeling. It's like it just you know. It's not easy to be our age and not have that thing as part of our identity. Yeah i agree Let's such a bummer. I mean i also. I've kind of just got to the point where i'm just really honest like i'm dislike. I don't like being left out so inviting me. You might as well just buy by again. Not for mother but it is in general. That is something you know some old trauma. I'm sure that they are very very sensitive to that. Yeah so i just an and people can whatever they want we can have small. It's not like you've done by everyone to everything all the time. I'm not saying that. But i've also made my needs kind of clear like i. I'm bothered by this in this scenario It's also k. To say that. And you can even say like i am now. Maybe.
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"Like god everyone's just ultimately like struggling in a person and like everyone has a part of them. That's kinda also but what you're saying everyone also has a has hard doxa dark sides exactly and that includes the nice people that includes the decent people you know i know kristen back so intimately. I basically live with them. You know and i don't. But i did for a second and and and i and i've seen their dark sides. They're not perfect not perfect. Nobody is you know. And i think we have to be were so quick to judge celebrity based on like the headline or the the bad moment instead of like this debt. That kind of the point doing this. I guess Do you fight with acts like do you bought heads after the shows and are like oh dax get it together. Oh not after the show but we butt heads all the time. I mean that's like built into our relationship but not show like like i'm talking in the business of it like putting together the show like purdue put your producer hat on like. Is it hard to be like. Okay i understand your deck shopper. But this was shitty or like this was not great. Oh yes yes. I mean we have all kinds of business discussions. That sometimes are super smiley. But i and maybe this is just filed. We're i i. Don't why have this that i have never had like. I know your deck shepper but because of our relationship like. I'm there's none of that. We are equal in this business partnership and personal relationships. And like you don't get to do that or or you know. I'm no problem. No rob saying that feeling. Like i got a walk on eggshells or anything like that like. That's just not our dynamic. And i feel the same with kristen to. I don't know why i have not. I don't think. I think most people do have that That sort of feeling like well. I know you. You have your this act like this relationships. Probably so good with them because at the end of the day they're just people. Yeah they are. They're people they're my best friends like bats. The that's how i qualified. I love that where you going to say something. Sorry my dog was barking searches breaking her face off. Okay i was going to say you have a new podcast. Shattered glass with an. Where did the idea come from. And we're excited about this shattered glass. It premiered last week last wednesday this once it will be the second so it. It started because during the election. I was so like it was so amazed by stacey abrams. It was kind of infatuated by her. Like i needed. No more no restoring. She was like raking down on these walls. I was just she en-. She made an insane impact on the the result of that election. And i was like his woman is amazing so i really wanted to interview her For armchair. But then i thought like I wonder if there's a world in which we just do this with a lot of women who have you know. Put cracks him about stealing and revolutionized where we think about this thing or even dislike in small ways. Made the you know consciously change the consciousness So i was like oh that would be really fun and of course we'll shoot with kristen. That would be really fun. So that's kind of how it started. I think i was literally on a run when i was like fun. And like on my walking. Just do you wanna do podcasts. Together with women. Yeah yeah done. I listened to gloria steinem this morning. And it's really really really really good and it's nice because it's like showing a different side of you. I feel like because when you're with different people in your life you kind of take on different dynamics so it's really fun to see that side of you. Even though i love hearing you tell dax what's up. All your voice of the generation of millennial women. But i wanted to ask you about monica and just love boys so you did for people who don't know season one was monica and her gay gay friend jess who is male and they both are single. Kind of perpetually. Single people brought on experts to kind of sort through their sort through their bullshit. Jess is somebody who likes to hook up and not have relationships. Monica has not been so is the right word. Don't day you don't date and so it was really amazing and you guys were so vulnerable and you opened up so much it was like it was pretty groundbreaking the things that you guys were admitting to and i think it was it was awesome and at the end guys had like all these challenges where you had to go on dates and you had to one night like where really really like sexy clothing and take yourself out to a bar a if you guys have not listened to this you must go back and listen to this because there are about to do season two and this is before they started. They took submissions from the public for people who wanted to date them. And it's kinda like bachelor style. So do you have you recorded. That yet is my first question. No we're filling applications phases so ups of it. People can still apply. We're probably going to close that pretty soon yi but you have you looked at the applications because you sifted through their anyone interesting. I haven't done terrified. So i haven't even looked like i don't want to know how many are i don't wanna know anything. Oh my god. Till i get to like you know after a massage or something feeling said can i jump in and just ask what the sexy outfit was. Because i was just said a weekend pool party with. I was the oldest one there and i am shocked and confused by the sexual outfits. That people are ring with the sneaker. You're wearing a he'll to elongate the leg laugh. Well i that date was little or that. Challenge was little walkies so it was supposed to go on a date and wear something body con- well. I'll use the word. That was used slutty which i hate. I hate that word in that. Episode in particular was with the millionaire. Matchmaker in in particular is like Well there's a lot that goes on izing episode. Yes yes yes i do. So but my challenge was to Yeah where some something sexy. But i can't say. I was like i do wear sexy stuff just because it's not like so revealing bitch. She's not buying that so I wore like. I think it's an amc. Top its lack in has like of it's sleeveless. it's very tight and it's craw.
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"Today is one half of the second most popular podcasts in the world next too lady gang just kidding the most popular podcast in the world armchair expert that we all ing love and actress. Producer has taken a wild ride in hollywood lover of men crying. Ben affleck wine getting the accused. Please welcome to the lady gang. Monica padma n- analyst intro. You're an icon at this point. Cues you rarely hear. Peak hughes intro can start off by letting the no that might not know. What a p q is we. Just gotta start off. Yeah if you don't mind of course it's a pussy quicker and it's every girl knows it something that happens in our body when they see a cute boy or keeper or whatever and I was just start this episode by leading becca just like set the stage for the iconic moment that we're having on lady gang today we're close to five hundred episodes at this point. Wow you know we've been at it for a long time and becca in as a general sense is not excited about anything. We've had you know she doesn't get that excited about any guest. We have except monica hadman. Oh my god the press. I also can totally relate we. That's what happens on archer to like we have crazy people just like the most insane guests and and and i'm always like i should be are excited about how this should feel different and then and it's always like someone who i just had personal not relationship with like a personal affinity for that. I'm always like most excited for it. It doesn't really make maybe global sense. But i get it i get you get kinda desensitized for sure. Well i have listened to. I think every episode of armchair expert and the race to seventy shattered glass and monica jess. Love boys can't wait for season two. I've consumed so much. Monica pattern. And i feel like e also from atlanta also did cheerleading. Wow hindrance ear it good spirits and so i don't know what it is but i just freaked out when we booked you because it's the only thing i talked to. Anybody about is is armchair expert. And it's really going for people. I'm sorry the obsession. Wow i'm really flattered. Thank you for saying that. So tell us the story of how you became the co host. So the kind of beginning lee our. Yes so dad's had been on a couple long podcast like mark marian and off camera that show and he loved it. He loved talk. Go figure he loves talking for a long time. And because normally talk shows and there'll be five minutes soundbites you don't really gets it. Go meet exactly and so he loved those much insight. Like i think that might be something i like to do. And i was just kind of like around the kitchen table when that conversation happened and i was. I just probably try to figure out how to do that And so that. I like you know met with some people who i knew at podcasts. To end bats kind of how it happened as far as produce it and then he said i think you should be on it as like an opposing boys which is just our dynamic in general so i was just kind of like you should be on it to lend your voice when you feel. It's needed and then he came up. Fact check that was all him So it kinda was like this weird organic. We know what we were doing at all so it was. It was kind of like. Yeah maybe you should be on it and how this you know we just kind of plane. That's the best way though. That's literally what we did a lady game. It was just like you're just like i don't know are people are gonna like this and then you're you got. Nobody knows what they're doing. The beginning say we're going to wing it and hopefully something sticks and obviously yeah. I feel like you have such a great healthy relationship with celebrity. Because you happen to stumble upon like the two decent humans in hollywood and so we'll come on the podcast. I'm just like thank god. Monica had this experience with celebrities. Because i don't think you could be as gracious as you are in those interviews and as patient as you are. If you'd seen the dark side like kelsey who's worked on. I've seen i've seen the devil side of every person. That's been nice to you on armchair expert and my husband. My husband is manages. Robin thicke and you guys had him on the show which was frigging the best interview. He's ever done. And i was like. I'm so glad honestly i think there's there's something special about the two of you and i think maybe 'cause dax been through the tabloid fame. He understands but it's like i've known robin now for twenty years and i've always been like god. I wish the world knew him like the way we know him because he's actually kind of like a schmo and like really a lovely guy and that was only interview that i've ever heard of him where he what didn't put on his. Who like robin face. You know and you guys. You've really special neck. Because like i pr- terry was the same way like i was like. Oh you're you're all okay. There's definitely comfortable -bility that i think people have when they talk to us and i do think that has to do with dax leading with so much vulnerability like a he because he starts everything like that. It's kinda it would feel very off for the other person to not. I mean attack and but but i think that sort of part of why we get those types of sides of people which is so amazing and i loved robert. I was like same thing with going in as boy what was going to be like. I didn't know i. I only see a bright version of him and and then i was like this person's a sweetheart like he's so lovely at those are the best interviews for us wrote we know and after.
"monica" Discussed on LadyGang
"We is. It is bad we know okay. I'll start with my well. Obviously my good week is that monica. Patterson is here and it's just like i have listened to every episode of armchair expert and i tell her this when we interview her. I'm lame and i'm a superfan but she didn't disappoint and this is obviously being recorded after the interview. I was really nervous. Because you don't want to meet your heroes but yeah i did and it went. Well that's probably the only time that meeting. Your heroes does go well. yeah i'm over. You know she's fucking rod like she just seems like somebody you want to sit around with and drink drinks and talk shit about people with but in a productive way you know what i'm saying Could you ask for what would you ask for. My bad week is that. I started to where i obviously wear my oregon night to sleep but during the day i've been also putting on my apple watch just because i don't wanna like have my phone on me at all times and it's nice to know if it's like it because i've been on vacation and i'm like i don't wanna have my phone but i'll have my watching case like these losers evening so i have been wearing it and you on the apple. Watch it like senses your heart rate and it'll prompt you to do the breathing exercise zo. It'll pop up on congress down bitch. Yeah it's like. Hey want to take a minute to breathe and it prompts you for inhales and exhales for sixty seconds. It's lovely and it always does it at the right time. 'cause it's sensing when it's high like if i'm lifting heavy boxes or something at thinks that i'm anxious so it's like let's breath and i'm like no i'm just lifting boxes and sometimes i'm actually anxious. Well i realized this has happened twice now when my slack notification comes on. Oh my god. I watch tells me it's time to.
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"monica" Discussed on The Propaganda Report
"Ladies and gentlemen. You are listening to the my family thinks. I'm crazy podcast. We really appreciate that. You're tuning in. I'm your host mark palmer. Today we have a fantastic guests or name. Is monica perez. She is the one of two co hosts on the propaganda report for those who don't know the propaganda report covers everything you need to know going on today without the agenda and i'm knockin. Explain it too much. Because monica does a fantastic job of explaining it herself which is all the more reason to go and check out the propaganda report. I rely on it to stay informed and not get a headache while staying informed. Because when i turn on television i tend to kind of get real pissed off because it's just bullshit it's just lies and you know you're here you're family probably thinks you're crazy like mine does so you get it but anyways don't fret life is good for me. I hope it's good for you. Things are going. Great with this podcast. And if you wanna know exactly what. I mean by that tune into the patriots on his every day. I'm giving you an episode straight from me. Okay i'm talking to you directly about what's going on in the now in the real. It's called the synchronization experiment in the ever. Present ever changing now so. I hope you'll join me. They're my family. Thinks i'm crazy on patriotic on and stay tuned tune in. Thank you these..