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A highlight from Rate Pause
"Hello and welcome to Ledgercast. My name is Brian Crossguard here, as always, with one and only Josh Olsowich. Hey Josh. Mr. Brian. How you doing? How are you? I'm good. I'm happy to be with you today. You're already cards pulled up, ready to go. I got my best podcast hoodie on, you know. Only the best Ledgercast family. Getting the hoodie season, depending on what part of the country you're in. For sure. My dear Alabama, I mean, this is the weather that you live here for. Like, most of the year is incredibly humid, but September, October, November, that's when it's the good stuff. Well, people didn't come on this podcast to hear about the weather. They came to hear about head and shoulders. We always start with the weather. I know. It's like a podcast faux pas, but we do it anyway. It's the human experience. There's a head and shoulders on like every market on all timeframes. Like, you can't not see it. ETH, Bitcoin, S &P, Qs, any risk market, we'll put it like that, any risk market looks very, very toppy still to me. What are your thoughts on, you know, as we enter our 37th week as macro LARPing traders? Yeah, well, this continues to tell a story, right? Dollar legitimately been up only on a weekly basis for more than two months. Hold on, hold on. Jeff in the chat said. Jeff, were you listening for your show? We were just discussing the accelerated aging of Ryan in the show. I feel like I feel like the bear market is hitting me in every possible way right now. Sorry, continue. Yeah, I'm I'm going to be very gray and old and wrinkly if I make it through another cycle. Anyway, the Dixie is up. Yield. You know what I realized this week? Back to the Dixie for a sec. I realized that the Euro chart, Euro USD is basically the Bitcoin chart. So if you're rooting for Bitcoin, you're basically rooting for the Euro chart. I don't know how that's going to work out. It's not the team I want to be on right now. No, I agree. I don't know how that's going to work out for us because that Euro chart looks bad, quite awful. Yeah, that's bad. So I keep that in mind generally for people, you know, if you see some good news or positive news in Euro land, which I think is rare these days, it should generally signal wellness for Bitcoin. Yeah. Well, it's mostly that dollar strength. It's just not. Yeah, it's all it's all just the same thing. Right. Yeah, exactly. We titled the show Rate Pause because rate hikes were paused. So this is the first time in quite some time that we've gone into FOMC with no change. The result of that was you start to see the 30 year kind of catching up to the two year because they also said that they are planning on staying high for longer. So we're not going to do the thing where we just immediately start going into cuts. And so, yeah, it may not have the desired effect that people might expect by a rate pause. At this point, holding rates at this level is restrictive eventually, right? It gets more and more restrictive as the lower interest rate that like rolls into this new environment, you know? Right. But I think it's honestly, I agree with the Fed. I think keeping it here and doing a wait and see type attitude makes more sense than keep raising and then panic cutting when the time comes. I think you have a potential to break a little less in this regard. I think they should have paused a while back and should have started way before they did. But nevertheless, the idea of pausing but not committing to a cut, I think is reasonable. Well, the markets didn't get angry at pausing. The markets got angry because they hinted at two more hikes still. So if that actually happens, I don't think it will. Look, I'm a chaos agent. I say go all the way, right? Pedal to the metal, no half measures. If you want to kill the economy, go for it. So yeah, let's do two more. Let's do one in November, one in February, whatever. I don't know. I think the consensus, though, is that markets aren't going to last that long. Markets being the economy, I guess. But the economy just isn't going to last and hold up through that. So unemployment is going to tick up considerably. That's the expectation. You're not going to get your soft landing. And Paul basically said as much that that wasn't his base case during the meeting. So you got to keep that in mind when you're looking at risk markets like crypto and alts especially are just still obliterated and continue to look terrible. Two -year looks like it wants more. The three -month yields look like, all the yields look like they want more. Yeah, they're all acting like it. Especially if you take today out of the picture, which I'm not sure I'm going to read too much into what's happening on a Friday. Well, we had, so yesterday we had a negative 1 .6 % day on S &P. And there were already legacy analysts coming out saying, oh man, Paul's going to have to cut this year. It's been one day. You people are so soft, so pathetic. Pillsbury Doughboy over here asking for cuts after a down day. Give me a break. Just absurd. The chart on the S &P does look like it has room for more downside like that. Oh, for sure. Pretty clean breakdown, but it's not in panic mode. It's in the middle. It's in the chop zone. 4200 makes all the sense in the world based on some basic technical analysis. Look at the 200 -day moving average. All this is just meaner version. You have people panicking that the number is going down instead of up and they're pathetic. I mean, that's legacy for you. Even when you look at non -technical analysis, if we were in price discovery for the stock market right now, it would not make sense. It just does not make sense relative to the economy. But ledger, price is in the forward future. It doesn't look at what's happening now. We're not going to get a recession. We're going to get a huge GDP print, man. Forward future looks like we got another year or two of grinding. Like grinding economically, trying to figure out this balance of wage inflation, commodities inflation, cost of goods. There's a balance that has to exist there. Life is more expensive for people. Their homes are more expensive and their business loans are more expensive. are Their wages up, but they're not caught up to that. And so the economy needs to figure itself out. It needs to find its Zen zone. I agree. That could take time. But that's not the S &P. The S &P is eight companies who have billions of dollars, don't need to borrow, don't need debt at this interest level. But now the problem, I think Apple especially, I don't expect their new phone to sell gangbusters because the economy is... It's one of the easiest things to not upgrade. Right. Well, that as well. But USB -C, right? Welcome to the 21st century, everybody. So I'm expecting those numbers to be soft. The Nvidia story seems to be softening, even though it's hard to really know what's going on there. There's still lots of lots of demand for those checking news. Yeah. But I guess the point is, who cares about the rest of the S &P, the 493, right? It's all about the top seven right now. And if those are weak, which they are, just in the charts, the markets are going to turn lower because you're not getting any help from the other 493. All right. I want some of what Andre is drinking in the chat. I'm just going to plop this onto the show. Here we go, Andre. This is your moment. Fed waits another year to lower rates than the BTC happening. The presidential election and lower interest rates are all going to be happening at the same time as we go into the next bull run. Space exclamation point, which is another way of saying triple exclamation point. Where do you put that space in front? Andre, I'm with you. I hope you're right. I think people believe that if they cut, then that will be bullish, but they won't cut until things look terrible. So if they're cutting, then we have a different problem, right? We have a recession if they're cutting, right? It's over if they're cutting. We just have to dodge a recession. You just have to dodge a recession. Around halving, whatever. And then there's this other school of thought, which is kind of what Andre is hinting at. Maybe the halving doesn't matter. Maybe it's just a coincidence that we've been in these four -year business cycles, and it's just lined up perfectly. I've seen that narrative growing recently, which is surprising to me, but it makes sense. Look, if you look at the data and you just don't pay attention to halving, I agree. But I think the halving brings eyeballs. It brings people understanding the asset a little differently because they're like, oh, wait, what do you mean? The supply is going to be cut in half or whatever, the daily emissions. Anyway. And meanwhile, Bitcoin and ETH both basically at their 200 -week moving average. This was okay. So that's the tweet you have up. This was my engagement bait last night. This is if anybody was paying attention. It's comparing the 200 -week and the 200 -day moving averages on Bitcoin. The last time... They're converging. Yeah. So they're converging. And the last time it looked like this was 2015 for a bull cross. It technically didn't cross bearish in 2015. I just want to highlight, though, Josh. We are both getting rejected by that right now, if you look at this weekly. Yeah, but that's okay. It's September. It's key three. I don't care. But yes. They're just winding around in there. They're meandering. It's not good. Also, one other comment. Yeah. Gotta work on this hashtag. 250k or bust. Gotta work on that. Well, that's the target. We need some ideas. That's the 8000 % target from here is 250k. That's where that came from. Yeah, we gotta do better. 250 by 25 is too much of a mouthful. I feel like the phrase millie needs to be in there. Millie? Quarter millie? Quarter millie. Maybe just full millie. Look, I've been on the record. 250k is the target for the next run. Okay. Even before this tweet, the stars are aligning. Yeah. People are saying what's happened to me. I'm using a different camera. I'm in a different place. And I got a haircut today. And everyone says you look old. I look weird and old. I am old. Here, I was I was puffing you up early. You're telling me I look good. And I was telling you how old I felt. And now the whole chat's like, hey, you look old. You look terrible. I think you look fine. But you know, maybe it's the rates, you know, the rates are just killing everybody. It is the rates. I'm gonna go ahead and go out on a limb and say that I'm affected by that. Sure. So yeah, if we look at if we look at Bitcoin, also, We've also got if you don't like the head and shoulders, at the very least, you have to admit there's some sort of double top there. Yeah, double top, lower, lower low by a smidge. Rejected by the fast and long moving averages potentially. There's a there's reason to be concerned here. If we're above 28, at any point Q4, I think we're good for move higher, which doesn't like logically make sense based on what's going on in the world with rates and everything. So if this then that if we get above 28, we're good. Until then, I expect lower lows, ETH especially. What's going on with ETH, man? You're the ETH fanboy, the ETH cheerleader. What's happening? It's even better than BTC in terms of rejection off the 200. That's clean. It's nice and clean. That's a dump it. Let me translate that for everybody. That means it's even more bearish. I think this tells some of the story like there's not many people in the ecosystem that don't consider pair trades, you know, like opportunity cost or a risk profile of being in one thing versus the other. And a lot of people are dancing on like long tail of altcoins. Like they'll play on those playgrounds. But the people that are in big assets are looking at this where ETH BTC is breaking down further. It looks like it might be escalating. It looks like it might be going from breakdown to a steady progression to the downside. And I don't know, maybe that also looks double toppy to me. Yeah, but maybe another 10 -15 % on ETH is on that relative to BTC and people just don't see the upside as worthwhile. I get it. I understand. I like 05. And if 05 doesn't survive around the ETF stuff, assuming the ETF stuff is going to be bullish, I like 03. I think a 200 week tap at a minimum would make sense. So, you know, you're looking at another 10 % relative in that scenario. And that would probably be a bullish bottom. Bullish, she says. A bullish bottom if it maintains that. I'm sure, I don't know harmonics well enough to just like eyeball it, but I'm sure there's some sort of harmonic. Batwing harmonic, yeah. Yeah, there's something there where you could draw like a crab or something. If this one's a 0 .03, that would be concerning. Well, what's the breakout level of the head and shoulders? Like 0 .035, 0 .036? Yeah, I think that's reasonable. I think that would put ETH people, myself included, just in Jordan tier mode. Look, if ETH doesn't get an ETF and Bitcoin does and it actually sees flows. It could happen. It could happen. That's all I'm saying. That's all I'm saying. Hit your targets, Josh. 0 .053 before 0 .035. That's true. I mean, we need to spot ETF first, which... That's just math, just so you know. And dyslexia. It's just kind of interesting that it has not made a higher high since going proof of stake. Kind of weird, right? The Real Dangles asks, can we do a mini series on learning macro fundamentals? I've only ever looked at crypto, so half of what you guys talk about is foreign to me. No, but there's some people that you can learn from. One of the best, in my opinion, and I was... Jeebus was giving me crap about this, but Ray Dalio is, I think, the greatest macro mind that actually takes their information and then shares it. Big Debt Crises is a book. It's a study of cycles, basically. It's a study of deflationary, inflationary cycles, and they're very good. I would read that. That's a great start. Like, that'll be good. That could teach you more than I ever could. There's many, many other things, in addition to what he talked about, that go into what he talks about. But at the end of the day, it's all about cycles. And that's a terrific book. I would listen to a bunch of podcasts on macro stuff. Blockworks does a billion of them. Yeah, but don't worry. If you listen to those, you'll end up a bear. So you gotta know that going in so that you don't end up a bear. I don't care if you're bullish or bearish, but being able to form your own opinion, that's the end goal. But people that do nothing but talk macro are all bears. They're all dirty bears, Josh. I agree with you. They're doomer macro people. But just knowing the language and knowing what people are looking at definitely helps you understand what the hell is going on. If you listen to them, just know that you need to protect your beautiful, bullish beauty. Don't take their advice, air quotes here. Don't take their advice. Your beautiful, bullish innocence needs to be protected when you listen to the doomer bears. You'll learn all about the SPR and why it's the end of the world. What is it about macro that makes people perma bears? I don't know. I think all this cyclical stuff, the raining down of potential for bad makes you think it's imminent. Yeah, they're very pro -commodity, pro -being anti -market. That's their whole personality and identity. Now I'm thinking of Sven specifically, for those of you who know who that is. But the macro people will be wrong for years and years and years. And then we'll finally get a down move. And they'll be like, yes, I told you so. Now I've lost all my money and the market 10xed at that time. But I told you so. We would get a correction. But I like that about them. The macro people also generally don't like Bitcoin. Some of them do, certainly. But most of them don't. So that tells me we still got time. It's still early. There are very few Lynn Alden's of the world where I simultaneously massively respect their macro analysis. And they don't discount crypto. She does discount everything but Bitcoin. But I'll forgive her for that. Because she's already really good at two things. That most people can't combine their goodness of that. Yeah, she's great. That's another easy listen as far as trying to pick up. She just wrote a book about money, too. I'm sure it's got some good macro stuff in there. There you go. So we'll stop that. Rate's up. Murray, I don't know what we're saying is like Michael Murray. But if he's a doomer bear, then yes. Yeah, this is a doomer bear that he was right at the right time on the right cycle as the media fell in love with such characters. So that carries a lot of weight. Like he can now be wrong for the rest of his life, but he was still right in 2008. But I respect people that have these opinions. I just think it's a lot easier to make money if you're a bull over the long period of time. I agree. Tripsy says he thinks the TA makes a better bear case than macro. I agree. I pay attention to the macro because it's kind of interesting. And having the ability to discuss it is powerful. But if all I do is pay attention to the TA, then I'd be fine. If you see the macro and you make this great bear case and then you see the chart and the chart looks like it wants to explode to the upside, don't make the trade. Not financial advice, but don't sell everything in that scenario. I wouldn't. But if the chart looks like doo -doo and the macro looks like doo -doo, then maybe it's just doo -doo. Well, knowing yields and rates helps you understand the DeFi angle a little bit. Knowing risk premium helps you understand like if I'm not getting paid an insane amount in DeFi right now, it's just not worth participating. You know? Yeah. Assuming a risk -free rate in U .S. government bonds, treasuries, whatever, you're not getting paid that differential in DeFi. Typically, you are seeking yield growth balance, right? There's some combination or you're looking for either or, but there's a balance of yield and growth. If your available yield today is high, so let's say you can earn 5 % in a money market or something like that, then two years ago, you could only earn 1%. Then your need for growth is even higher to make up for your annualized compounding year -on -year returns because when you're seeking growth, you're compounding that growth to make up for the lack of yield. So when the yield is higher, you need even more growth so people get less interested in the growth because the growth needs to be so severe to replace easy yield that's available today. So that's why risk assets that focus on growth look less attractive when yield is high. That's a general concept that can be useful. I always like to think about the extremes. So they used to say, Tina, there is nothing else when you're talking about allocating capital. So if there was no yield before, you get all this crazy VC shit and altcoins and NFTs. Because it's growth at all costs. Because that's it. That's the whole game, right? Now that there's a balance, it'd be much harder to create something like FTX in this environment where you can get a yield, you know? Yeah, there is demand for return on those dollars that's not just growth, that's not just bring it back to me more valuable. Did you hear that NFT story? The NFTs are 95 % worthless thing? Yeah. Yeah, there's some really good replies from NFT people that I thought were worthy. I've retweeted one of them. I don't remember who it was. I think it was the punk person that works, that does the streams all the time. Pink haired punk. You know, most of them always have been worthless is what they mentioned. And I think that they're doing a classic throw the baby out with the bathwater thing. Like the speculation on JPEGs was always going to pop. The underlying technology does have inherent value, it's just who's going to win from that. Like, will all the current market participants, collections, companies, whatever, will they all go away and then somebody will rise from the ashes and win the technology emergence where game the underlying technology can be taken advantage of to create real business value? I think that's what will happen, but which of us will be there to survive it? And then some stuff will get Lindy effects of art, digital art. There was product market fit, there is product market fit for that. But like, you can't just mint 10 ,000 pineapples and expect to make millions of dollars now when there's nothing else. If your denominator is infinity, then yeah, 95 % are useless.
Fresh update on "murray" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Elsewhere in surprising world, Arizona beats Dallas, which is just hilarious. You knew the trapdoor was coming at some point for the Cowboys, though. I have no other take on this game except for it was hilarious. And I wrote about this. I think we all owe Jonathan Gannon a certain degree of apology. We ripped that guy to shreds after the Cardinals flight plan documentary trailer was leaked. And, you know, he was asking people to kind of get on the bus or to not get on the bus or to take an Uber to work or whatever it was. You know, whatever that was. And I still maintain that was framed and cut in a way that was so mean to Gannon, almost that I thought that someone was trying to get back at him for something. Yeah. I mean, that's how you cut it like Michael Scott talking in the office. That was exactly how that thing was cut. We're supposed to, as a viewer, think that that guy is a buffoon when you cut it that way. And so I thought I thought someone was just trying to take him out. But I drew the comparison in the column to, hey, we all said the same thing about Nick Sirianni. Everything is fine with him. We made fun of him after a couple of press conferences. And this is a serious assistant like and he's built his staff similar to the way Sirianni built his staff with young guys. You know, Nick Rawls and Drew Petzing are his coordinators and both those guys, I believe, are well Rawls is really young. I think Rawls is like 28, 29. I would say he's the youngest coordinator in the NFL by a pretty large degree. Right. And Petzing's like 35, 36. So, I mean, I think like the one that you can't say is that that team is waving a white flag. They certainly aren't. I mean, they led in the fourth quarter against the commanders. They led in the fourth quarter against the Giants. The roster is not very good. I think people there are pretty good. I think people there, if you talk to them privately, they'd be open about that. But, I mean, effort has not been the issue. Getting players to play hasn't been the issue. And it looks to me like schematically, it's like a sound team, you know, which is a good sign for a first year coaching staff. Yeah. I mean, they're getting, Josh Dobbs is playing really well. He's playing his way into it. It's a great story too, man. It's an awesome story. Like just waiting your turn and did a lot of the right things. And, you know, he really like impressed the right coach, you know, and he impressed Petzing. And Petzing saw him as an option to start and went and got him. And, yeah, I mean, he looks great. Like he's done to be that patient and to jump through all those hoops and do everything that he needed to do and be in a position to take advantage of. It's really, really impressive because I can tell you, like there are a lot of guys who've been in those sorts of positions over the years where it's like, all right, like I'm the backup quarterback now. So I'm going to do this for the next 10 years and I'll cut out of here and play golf at four o'clock every day, you know. And obviously Josh Dobbs stayed really locked in the whole time, which is not an easy thing to do. Yeah, we're living that, we're podcasting at four o'clock. We're not even playing golf. You know, that's an enviable lifestyle. I would take that. Yeah, I think that they're doing so many neat things, especially on the first few drives where you can script those plays. And teams are having a hard time trying to figure out what Drew's going to drop. I just, I think they're a lot of fun. I think that much like the Brian Flores dolphins, it's just Gannon is not going to ever be bad enough and his staff is not ever going to be bad enough to free fall tank. And so, you know, that that way you come into that next season with a little bit of momentum, almost like the Bears did before they kind of, you know, everything went haywire with them. You know, they got the number one pick in the draft, but they did it with some forward momentum. And I think that there's an art to that. And I do think Arizona is probably trending in that direction somehow. And what's fascinating about it, too, is like when Kyler Murray comes back, he's like legitimately going to be playing to keep Caleb Williams and Drake May off the roster.
A highlight from Ep375: Implement These 7 Things If You Don't Want To Podfade - Katy Murray
"Am a huge fan of being able to have solid takeaways when I listen to a podcast. And I know with like yours, you talk about how you help someone who wants to be on your podcast get everything in one spot. And that's awesome. It's here's one, two and three things that you can do today to be successful and to grow your business. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey podcaster, it's your host, Adam A. Adams. And today we've got Katie Murray on the podcast. We are going to be talking about her show. She's done coming up on a hundred episodes, which is awesome. And as well, she serves business owners. So her podcast is called ginger biz, the podcast with Katie, the link is already in the show notes. So go ahead and scroll down. She was a photographer on the side. She has a full -time job right now. She was also doing photography and then she lost the podcast. And now she's got a firm where she supports business owners utilizing the, her team, which is mostly VAs as I understand. Is that right, Katie? Yes, sir. Coo coo. So you help people with random things, like a few different things. One of them is Pinterest growth. So if you're listening and you're like, I want to launch a Pinterest. I want to grow a Pinterest. I don't know how to do it. I'm not sure what I'm doing. Katie does that. Her team does that. They also help with blogs, a little bit of website copy, not like building the website literally from scratch, but doing the copy to make sure that your website is reaching out to the right people. And we're going to jump in and find out her history of the last. Since let's see, it's probably been over a year, which means are you publishing more than once a week on average? Because it seems like you are. Yes. I generally do one solo episode on Tuesdays and then a guest episode on Thursdays. And have you always done it like that? Because you'd probably be over a hundred episodes already. Correct. Did you do like one for a while? Yeah. So the guest ones come and go right now. They're pretty fluent. Like we're doing good with that content, but definitely in there. It was kind of figuring out our steps. Okay. So let me ask you, and I think this would super beneficial for the listener. You started your podcast over a year ago and you've learned a couple of things along the way about podcasting even mentioned that some of the things are becoming more fluent. So where I want to start is like, Katie, if you were launching a brand new podcast with just the knowledge in your head that you've learned along the way, what are some things that you would make sure to do or do differently than the first go round? What would do now if you were launching? Yeah, great question, Adam. So I would say the first thing is kind of figure out what I wanted to do with guests straight out the gate so that I knew. And then I put a workflow in place, which has been amazing. I have an intake form. It asks every single guest the same questions and it slates me for rolling into their intros and getting them set up for the recording and getting the media out to them. And I should have been doing that from the get go before it used to be like, Hey, Adam, you want to be on my show? Cool. What do you want to talk about? And then it was just a lot of back and forth. Now I can hop in a group where I can meet somebody and say, Hey, here's a link to the landing page. It tells you all about my podcast and right on that page, you click apply to be a guest and boom, boom, boom, it's so seamless. And it literally takes me like six minutes to get a guest outline slated and ready to go with links and everything. So when they apply with your new intake form, the application to jump on the podcast, it might take them more than six minutes to put in all the information, but it takes you six minutes or less to know exactly what to do. Yeah, I would say on average, it takes people like 12 minutes to complete it. Now that's given that they know what they want to talk about. They have to have some sort of expertise because it says, what topic do you want to discuss? And what are three to five questions that I can help ask to keep the flow of the podcast going? So I have had a couple of people stumble on that. They're like, well, I don't know what to talk about. And so that's why I created the landing page to say, here's the people that I serve, here's what I do. And then they can kind of vet it themselves to see if they're a good fit. It's a little more of a hands -off approach. Okay. So you got a landing page and it says who you serve, like who is the perfect avatar? Who's the listener. And I think that's really smart. Like somebody who's launching a podcast right now, here's an issue that I see all the time. We don't, most of us don't understand who that avatar is ourselves. Even if we do, we're horrible at translating that to the guest who's coming on the show. And what that seems to do is people come on the show and their first thought is I need to self promote. I need to wiggle in a story about a client and they are thinking of a lot about themselves and they're not always thinking about who is your perfect listener. And I know that when I go on somebody else's show, I always ask like, who's listener, what are they worried about? So I can really understand that and then cater each of the answers to questions toward how to serve that person. So it's not coming across just as self -promotion. And so one thing that you've done is you've gotten that right up front. So they go to the landing page, they read about this and then they apply and it helps them to be more focused on your listener and hopefully less on themselves and what they have to promote. Is that part of it? Yeah, totally Adam. And something with that, that is beneficial, then I'm not rejecting as many people because I'm not like, Hey, Adam, unfortunately like that doesn't fit with what I want to talk about. And I think it enables people who may not be avid listeners or even listened at all to Ginger Biz. They can still step in and be an extension of me and help promote the overall message that I want to share. Let's talk about the title of the podcast and let's talk about your perfect listener. So you identify the perfect listener and I love that you put it on the landing page. Could you take a what they're going through and what you help them with? Yeah, absolutely. So I would say that my average listener is probably 30 to 35 -ish and they are zero to two years at the business or entrepreneurship, whether it's full -time or as a side hustle. And it's someone who has lots of ideas, but only has two hands and can't grow past their own knowledge base. So Ginger Biz, the podcast comes in as a pocket cheerleader and and encourager an advocate for here are tips and tricks that have worked for me. Here's what hasn't worked, but here's the solution. And just kind of putting it all together with very, very tangible things. I'm a huge fan of being able to have solid takeaways when I listen to a podcast. And I know with like yours in one of your previous episodes, you talk about how you help someone who wants to be on your podcast, get everything in one spot. And that's awesome because that's the kind of thing I want to hear. That's what Ginger Biz does. It's not these lovey -dovey stories of how we've been successful. It's here's one, two, and three things that you can do today to be successful and to grow your business. Yeah. I want to ask a question because as I look at the podcast artwork and the title, the title is simply Ginger Biz when it's just written out. And then you can see that the person in charge, the person, the host is Katie Murray. And then when you look over at the podcast artwork, it's going to be the white background. It'll say in the middle with the logo, Ginger Biz, the podcast with Katie. I'm curious if you've considered making at least a tagline because like I'm thinking about that perfect listener who's wanting to offload some stuff, wanting to start the 35, they're zero to two years in. And I'm curious if what they type in is automatically going to find you. Like if we're typing in ginger as like the reason what we're trying to listen to. So how have you thought about that? Is it, is it working? Is it not working? Are you adding anything to it? What do you think there? But it's funny you say that just before I jumped on with you, I've been in the process over the last month trying to figure out the perfect tagline because I want to introduce merchandise. And when listeners listen and rate my show, I want to randomly pick people to give merchandise, but as conceited as I may be, they don't want my face and then ginger biz with Katie on it. So I am trying to work towards picking a tagline. Most of my listeners, I think right now come through TD, targeted daily engagement. So it's not necessarily from a search engine. So that's something that I can definitely grow in. So yes, I've given it a lot of thought, but I'm super indecisive. So trying to figure out the perfect tagline is definitely a little challenging. Okay. So you mentioned something that I hadn't heard this term, these three letters before. I think you said T D E and was it targeted daily engagement? Yes, sir. So how do you do that? Like if we've got a listener who wants to grow their podcast, sounds like this is the way that you get your listeners. Is that part correct? This is how you find them. So how does the listener find listeners? How does the other podcaster find their listeners using TD? So Adam, it might be similar with how you and I ran across each other. We're in a group online and I'm interacting and I'm doing targeted daily engagement. So I'm specifically targeting who I want to either be on my show, which in this case, that was it. It was like, I was either finding a guest or wanting to be a guest. So that was the target for that day. And I do it daily because I want to continually show up in those groups or those feeds or whatever the case. I know Reddit is a very good spot to do it. So if I'm in there and I'm looking at entrepreneurial like things on Reddit and I'm interacting with those people, I make sure that the host of gingerbiz is in my bio. It's on my about me. It's all front and center. And then I just offer good insight for these people. And then they get curious, like, this girl knows what she's talking about. And then they stumble on my podcast. Now it goes back to what you said in the beginning. I'm not trying to get on this show or get in any of my areas and just sell. I'm not, Hey, come listen to gingerbiz, jump on, listen, listen, listen. Instead, I want to give them tangible takeaways. So that sparks the curiosity. So it's organic. I'm not just shoving gingerbiz down anybody's throat. So that's what I consider TD and you can do it on other platforms as well. You can do it in Facebook groups. That's probably my biggest one. And that's where I've gotten the last like 40 guests that I've had, or you can do it on Instagram or Reddit or even LinkedIn has seemed to be a pretty cool spot to start getting to know people and not to be too long -winded, but an additional point of that is. If I know Adam that I'm launching podcasts, one -on -one a course that would be perfect for your listeners. I want to go and interact with you and become a voice on your platform and get to know you. And then people will see us interacting online and that'll kind of grow it. So that's another form of TD. Cool. So you've had like 40 ish guests that came from that you've had close ish to a hundred episodes as we're recording now, and probably more when it launches, when this is being published since you're doing a couple of weeks and I'm looking at the ratings and reviews. And I wanted to find out like, if you're focused on getting that social proof, the rating and review or not. And if you are, I'm curious if you talk to guests or clients or friends or family to maybe give you that social proofing on your show. Absolutely. So after I do a guest episode, I do a couple of different things. Bear in mind that my podcast is secondary to business, although we are pivoting that so that it's more monetized and hopefully more the sole income for me. But that being said, I send a thank you, whether it's a gift or a card to each of my guests personally. And then I do ask them to drop a rating for me. And then in my newsletter, which like my email campaigns, I also request people to leave reviews. So I'm constantly asking people to leave reviews. I've done that with photography. I have over 150 reviews for KMP and I found that that's been hugely beneficial. So I am working towards that. Yes. Hey, do you still do the photography at all or did that go away? No, I still do. Definitely paired it back and maybe this gives some insight, but I'm multi -passionate entrepreneur. So I have triangle. I am a human resource profession by day. I have my podcast and branding photography to support other businesses.
A highlight from Dissecting Djokovics Reign, Cocos Title & the 2023 US Open With Craig OShannessy
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I am your host Kamau Murray and we are here with one of our usual suspects. We always have to do our Masters 1000 Grand Slam wrap up with Mr. Data, Mr. Analytics, Mr. Guy in the bunker with his pen and pad, Craig O 'Shaughnessy. Craig, welcome to the show. Pleasure to be here. Pleasure to be here. I just got back from the US Open. I was there for two weeks. It felt like eight. It's the most draining slam of all. It was a good tournament, some great matches. It's tough, I think way tougher to be there for the duration than any other tournament that there is. 100%. You survive. And the matches, the tournament goes so late and the process to get to and from the site makes it just a haul, right? And it makes the day just long. At an hour and a half to the front and the back of your day, in addition to sitting there watching matches and this thing. Before we get to Coco Sabalenka, because that'll take up the whole show, right? You and I normally, we dibble and dabble on the girls and then we dive into the men's. I want to do the reverse. I want to dibble and dabble in the men's because I don't think anyone's surprised about what happened because if we start talking about Coco and Sabalenka now, it'll just be the whole hour. So when you look at a whole two weeks, right, and I was there for the first part of it, seeing the energy, talking to the players, touching, feeling them, seeing how them and themselves A, were enjoying the atmosphere, sometimes a little too much, B, managing the atmosphere or C, trying to just control their bubble within the atmosphere. And I think that process probably, those three sort of situations probably cost Francis a further run, right, kind of getting caught in the matrix, right, absorbing a lot of atmosphere. And then Ben, with the experience of his family, his dad, controlling the atmosphere, probably had a lot to do with his long run. But I think the match that I think had the biggest impact on the tournament was definitely Novak versus Jerry. Did you see the match? What did you think when Novak left the court, down sucess to love, goes to the bathroom and looks himself in the mirror, what happened? Yeah, when he left the court, you know, it was, he's down two sets to love, Jerry's controlling the back of the court with his backhand, his backhand was the best shot on the court in the first two sets. But to be honest, even then Novak goes in, he's still the favorite, still the favorite down two sets to love. He's done it before, you know, it's one of those things where can your opponent play three blinding good sets out of five? Maybe not, probably not, when Novak goes in, you know, you just kind of reset, look in the mirror. He did exactly the same thing against Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, came out and just mowed over him in the last three sets, mowed over Jerry in the last three sets. It was a carbon copy, it's like Novak looks in the mirror and goes, okay, we've got that out of the way. Whether it's a combination of Novak being a little tight, playing, you know, a fellow countryman, it's a combination of early rounds being a bit tight. It's a combination of the opponent just playing spectacular tennis, but you can see right from the start of that match, Novak wasn't, his A game did not turn up right at the beginning. He was pushing, he was prodding, he was spinning, you know, just watching him play a thousand matches, you look at him and say, well, he's not there yet. And even after two sets, he's not there. But you know, sometimes for players, when you get down, it can relax you. It's like, well, I can't fall any further down this hall, I'm two sets to love down. May as well relax, may as well chill out, may as well believe in myself, may as well hit the ball, and Novak's the master of that. So I'm not so, I'm not surprised by the final result. And I think overall, it really helped Novak to play such a quality match and have to overcome some adversity early on. So I agree with you, very pivotal match for the men's draw. Well, let me ask you this, because from a coach's standpoint, when I see, when I see that type of performance, my mind goes to, it wasn't ready to play, right? When I look at like Francis and Ben Shelton, it looked like Francis wasn't ready to play. When I'm sitting in a coach's box and my player goes down 3 -0 or 4 -1, and they're like, deer in the headlines, don't know what to do, it was like, what was not clear prior to the match? You've spent a lot of time with Novak, Novak's got one of the best teams out there, he's the most methodical and committed to his regimen. How does something like that happen to a player who's number one, Jerry is Serbian, right? So you knew who you were playing, right? How did you come out not ready to play? I mean, is there a chance that at this big of an event, at this point in the event that he just wasn't ready or wasn't clear on what to do or from being close and inside, what do you think? Yeah, I think if you look back to Novak's seven matches, I think he will have a slightly different explanation for how he started in all sevens. You get all your ducks in a row, you watch the video, you talk to the team, you get the game plan, but at the start, it was like Novak, in that match, he may walk out there and sometimes he feels the energy of the crowd and it excites him. Sometimes you feel the energy of the crowd and you may go away a little bit and then come back. But I thought that he was attempting to work his way into this match, to start off even to let his resume do the talking early, let the other guy go away, let the other guy spray balls and it didn't happen. It just didn't happen. So all of a sudden, the opponent's not missing a thing, the opponent's playing at a much higher level than Novak was and you're just not ready for that. He's not ready for that. You're going to play a match like that. In the course of a season where these guys are playing about 80 matches, you're going to have these subtleties with how the opponent's playing, how you're playing, are you really ready, are you working yourself into the match, are you coming out guns blazing? And it was just a bad combination of layers for Novak where Jerry threw the first punches, Novak's tasting blood, and it took him a couple of sets to recover, but there was never any doubt in my mind that he would still win that match. And I think that's the oddest thing. I think the odds makers, after being two sets, Novak was still the favorite and I was like, wow. That's probably the first time that I've seen that, I'm not a better, but the odds makers were still favoring Novak. So let me ask you this. Another pivotal match in the tournament, I think, was TFO Ben Shelton. Yeah, I was at that match. I think we all knew Ben Shelton could play. I thought it was very impressive, him beating Tommy Paul, right? One of the things, and I don't know the reason for this, is when he beat Tommy Paul, the crowd, obviously they had to choose, both Americans, Ben and Tommy, but when Ben beat Tommy, I was a little disappointed that the crowd was kind of quiet, right? But we don't have to hop on that, but I do want to point it out that the crowd was eerily quiet after the win of that. But with him and Francis, one of the things that concerned me about Francis was in that New York environment, with all the celebrities, with all the kind of like, and I mean, first of all, we got to keep it going. More non -tennis people, more non -tennis athletes, musicians, entertainers, artists showed up to the US Open this year than I can ever remember. And we need to do that for the sport to grow. But you still got a tournament to play, right? And this generation who loves that, loves the attention, will have to learn to balance how much is too much, how much gets me off kilter, and how much gets me off track. And I thought that the day before the Ben match, you saw Francis with Bieber. I thought that that was a little too much and perhaps maybe took for granted that Ben would shit his pants, and he didn't, right? You know what I mean? Because when you get to that point in the tournament, when you are the veteran, you kind of expect the young guy to give you a couple, like, ah, if I just play solid, he'll know who he is, and the shock factor will cause him to make a few unforced errors or some bad decisions, and it didn't happen. And to me, that goes in the book of, Francis didn't look ready to play, and I think he'll learn from this experience on managing the energy, managing his energy, for that late in the tournament. But I mean, Ben brought it. What was your take on Ben now when you look at the stats, when you look at the 149 mile an hour serve, what is your take on him now having seen him play six matches? Well, the Tommy Paul match was really good. I liked how he managed the ability to say, okay, this is a ball to pull the trigger on. I spoke with his dad at the start of the tournament, and I mentioned possibly our discussion that we've had in other ones is that I think Ben's maturity is going to come from figuring out when there's one more ball that needs to be hit. There's just one more ball. And I think maybe I talked to you about it last time, but it goes back to me to the 2000 Australian Open final. Agassi beats Kefalnikov in four sets. Agassi's one in the world, Kefalnikov's two. Agassi goes to the post -match interview. Bruce McAvaney is interviewing there, and they're watching some film, and Agassi's just going, you know, Kefalnikov moves well, he lights the ball up, the surface helps him, and he throws this line in there, he goes in the middle, he goes, and he's only looking to pull the trigger one time in the point. So he's a really tough opponent. And that just has always stuck with me. And that's what I said to Ben's dad is that Ben needs to just go, I could pull the trigger on this ball, but it's not quite the right one yet. I could pull the trigger on the next ball. Literally, you could pull the trigger on every ball he hits. But growth, his his maturity, his tennis development and tennis IQ is getting better because you're hitting a ball that makes the opponent uncomfortable, you're hitting a ball that can extract an error, and you don't always have to hit the winner. So Ben's development is going to be predicated on one more ball in the court and making a better decision on when to pull the trigger. And I thought he did a great job in the Tommy Paul match and a great job in the Francis Tiafone match of not pulling too early. And then he went and played Novak and just everything went to hell in a hand basket. And it didn't. But that was, you know, I was for the Tiafone match getting back to that. You know, I'm watching at the start and the first kind of 10 minutes, it looked kind of even, you know, good decisions, both sides, good points, both sides. Francis was so quick coming to the net. He does such a great job of, you know, hitting a ball and he's already leaning on it, you know, with his short little backswing on the backhand. And all of a sudden he's almost leaning over the net, spiking these volleys. I'm like, oh, my God, this guy has figured out, you know, the only person I saw that really blew me out of the water with that was McEnroe, John McEnroe. He looked like he went through a time warp, whereas it takes, you know, all of us 1 .5 seconds to move from the baseline inside into the service box. But he goes through this time warp that looks like 0 .2 of a second. He's like, how does he get in there that quickly? Francis showed me that early on. But then the focus, the concentration, the locked in, the decision making started to erode at around the 10 to 15 minute mark, and he never recovered from that. Yeah. So you get Ben has Novak in the semifinals. And I think that Novak, I mean, just has this ability to you know, it's what I was it's kind of what Coco did. I call it cumulative pressure. And it is. I'm going to run the ball down, I'm going to make you hit an extra ball, I'm going to make you play one more ball every point on your serve so that later you feel it. You may not feel it now, but later you feel it. And that was an example of what I call cumulative pressure that kind of got to Ben. Yeah. What was your take on what Novak did to Ben or vice versa, what Ben did not do that match that he did the previous matches? Yeah, good point. That was that was a really fun match to be at the energy, the atmosphere, you know, the old guard, the new guard. You're exactly right. There was, you know, on that court in twenty eighteen, I worked with Novak to defeat Del Potro. And a lot of the commentators, when you go back and go through that match, they're like, Del Potro is dropping 135, 138 and Novak's putting it back in his shoes. And the commentators are like, how in the world is he doing this? Well, there's only one way that you do that is that you study Del Potro's patterns and you know what to say. When Del Potro needs a point in the juice court, he's going to and when he doesn't need a point, he's going to go, why? Novak's sitting there on it. And I felt the same thing is that Ben's dropping heat on especially on first serves. And Novak is putting so many balls back in play that you're exactly right, that it just kept accumulating and accumulating. The other thing that really stood out to me. That I don't know why is that Ben sliced so many returns, just this slow, just not even like a Federer kind of knifing, dark slice, it's this blocking slow slice that's not as good as Wawrinka's. It's not within a meter of the baseline. It's there was once he's just too defensive. So he's putting no pressure, no pressure on Novak because because he overdid the slice. Now, all of a sudden, he's got to deal with so many serves coming back and then the decision making. Then he starts, you know, the fingers kind of on the trigger, then he starts pulling it too much. And then, you know, Novak knows why this kid is potentially a real problem for me. But I've already figured him out about 15 minutes in. He's not doing anything against my serve. I'm doing everything against his serve and putting times back. I'm just going to press cruise control and take a nap for the next 30 kilometers. Yeah. And I think that was probably the one mistake and probably a tactic that was misinterpreted was, hey, if on his serve, put pressure on because you get racket on every ball, not to bunt every ball. Right. Because Novak is the is the history, the best returner in history, but he's not the best server in history. And he I don't want to call it vulnerable, but you will have an opportunity or two against Novak on his serve in a five set match. And I thought, Ben, with as great of a service he had, with as big of a service he has, he didn't take enough risks on the return gains and he didn't play. Correct. And when I say aggressive, I don't mean like crazy out of this world, we're winners, but controlled aggression. There was no reason Novak serving a buck 21, a buck 22 for you to block the serve back. You can have plenty of time to take a full swing and at least send a message for the rest of his career that your serve doesn't bother me. Right. Part of being a young guy is how do I apply cumulative pressure that may not work this match, but in three or four matches from now in the next semi? Right. Because you still got to go through Novak that shows them I'm not bothered by your serve and you better be you will be bothered by my serve. Right. And I think that was sort of a missed opportunity for Ben to take some cuts at Novak serve. And I think that set the tone for the match that allowed Novak to kind of steam roll.
A highlight from Re-Release: Vasek Pospisil on Tour Life, The Need for a Player's Union, & Working His Way Back To Form
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader, Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we have officially entered my favorite part of the tennis tour. And that's the summer hardcore swing in the Americas. And there's two words that come to my mind when you think about this swing. Number one, momentum. And number two, pressure. You look at people who do well at the US Open and they always build momentum at these events, whether it's DC, Toronto, Montreal, Cincinnati. I think the way that these tournaments are placed on the calendar being back to back with high level 500 level events and 1000 level events. I mean, you don't even have to win the events, but having a set of good wins at these level events really positions you to play well at the Open. If you look at the people who have won US Open, they have always built a lot of momentum for themselves in this swing. We saw Coco Gauff win DC. Could that be the start of what we as American tennis players are hoping for? And that is the eventual Grand Slam title out of Coco. And my God, would it be great to have it happen at what I consider to be the Super Bowl of our Slam, the US Open. But I also think about the pressure. I think about a city like DC that has eight to 10 pros on tour, male and female. And it's always interesting to see, A, how they love playing in front of the home crowd, but B, to see who holds up to the pressure of playing in front of the home crowd. And then you take a trip to Montreal and Toronto, and you think about Andrescu, Bouchard, Ronis, Fernandes, you think about all these players. And it's always interesting to see who holds up to the pressure of playing at really the only the biggest tournament on the calendar happens to be in Canada. And that is their one time to shine, where you look at Americans, you know, you got India, you got Miami, you got US Open, you got Cincy. We've got multiple opportunities to sort of have a good run with Canadians. This is their one shot. So it's always interesting to see who emerges from the pressure. If I had to say who was building the most momentum for themselves right now, I would have to say it's Atlanta Spitalina. The way she's come back, even in her losses, the quality of her losses, a three set loss to Pagula, who's had a great two year run on tour. And then Chris Eubanks. Chris Eubanks has been playing lights out tennis, has built positive momentum for himself before Wimbledon, during Wimbledon, a couple good wins in Atlanta, a good win in DC, and a tough three set loss to Monfils. So those are the two players that I would say are building the most momentum for themselves entering the swing. Ironically, our guest today is Vashik Paspasil, a Canadian known for his doubles, but mostly known for his leadership. Very vocal about unionizing the tour for tennis players, fighting for equal pay, fighting for more share of the pay versus the promoters in the events. And trying to sort of elevate the players' earnings to be closer to what players of other sports earn. Let's take a listen to who Vashik had to say. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with a leader on tour, a very vocal player with a high tennis IQ, which is a high IQ for life. And how to grow the sport, a favorite in the locker room, and a Canadian superstar who, you know, honestly was leading the charge years ago when Canada was starting to bubble up. You came here and Vashik, Vashik, Vashik, Milos, and then Dennis, right, and you know, and Dresskew, but you know, you were at the start of that. So Vashik Paspasil, welcome to the show, brother. Hey, thanks for having me. If half those things are true, then, you know, I'm afraid it's far. Being a coach, you know, we sit there on our phone for a long time while y 'all get massages and y 'all are in the locker room just talking shit. So we hear a lot of incidental conversations. So everything that I said is true. You are a favorite in the locker room, and well respected, you know, it's like sitting on my phone on WhatsApp one day and hear people say, I love that dude, Vashik, he's so damn smart. You know, that's what the players say about you. Well, that's good. That's good to know. So you definitely got a career in management and tennis management after this, right? Because everyone wants a piece of your brain. So let me ask you this. Your story is so interesting to me because of just how you merely, you know, came to Canada. So I spent a lot of time in Canada, in Toronto training, etc. And what amazed me about Toronto is how everybody there is not from there. It's just, it's like amazing that I think of 10 people, maybe you meet one that's actually from Canada, right, and didn't migrate there. So tell me about how you landed there. Tell me about, you know, the roots from the Czech Republic. Yeah, yeah, definitely. I mean, Canada is a country of immigrants, some, you know, more recent, and some, you know, a couple generations. But I was actually born in Canada, so I'm one of the ones, I came to Canada as anyone that was born there would, you know, through my mom's womb. But my parents actually, yeah, my parents escaped the communist regime in Czech Republic back in 88 with my two older brothers. They spent a year in Austria working under the table, I mean, just trying to like survive, I guess, or just, you know, save up enough money to come to Canada. And because my uncle escaped a couple years prior and he was already in a small town in Vernon, which is where I ended up growing up, where I was born. And so my parents finally, you know, they saved up enough to come to Canada, and then I was born a year later. And then, yeah, and then there's a whole, you know, the whole tennis journey began pretty quickly. I mean, ever since I can remember, right, as soon as I started walking, I pretty much had a tennis racket and my dad was a huge, you know, I guess, extremely passionate about the sport. He, you know, was more of a recreational player, I guess, when, you know, in Czech Republic just played for fun. But when he came to Canada, he just became incredibly passionate about it and was, you know, watching tennis on TV, reading magazines on how to coach, reading about just became, you know, a tennis nut and started coaching my brothers and wanted one of his kids to be a professional player. So I guess that's kind of just, you know, how it started and yeah, here I am, I guess, 27 years later from when I first started playing. Now talk about, you know, escaping Czech, because I've heard stories of like your dad just being a straight up G, just driving through the border. Like, you know, just driving through border protection and control, like not just like, oh, he escaped. He just gangstered his way through the border. Yeah, I mean, I wish my dad was here to tell you this story because it's pretty incredible. I've only ever heard it from his mouth a couple times, which is really surprising when you think about it. But yeah, he basically, I mean, they didn't tell their family or anything. They couldn't, right? So they had to be extremely secretive about that. And yeah, I just packed up the car with my two brothers in the backseat, my mom in the front and just went to the border. And I mean, the way he kind of explained it was, you know what, he didn't really even have a plan. He just kind of rolled up to the border. He was in one of the lanes for, you know, I guess the average people are trying to cross the cross. And then there was like a special lane for special passports, which had a gap in it. And he just said, OK, I'm just going to go right through it. So he basically just went to that lane and he put up the passports and covered the logo, because I guess they had like a special sticker or logo or something on the front of the passport and didn't make eye contact with the border patrol agent. So he just put up the passports, kept looking forward and the guy was yelling at him to stop and he just kind of drove through. And at that point, you know, they have machine gun towers and all that. And back then they would shoot cars, right? That would do that. And I guess just, you know, I guess they didn't know who my dad was. I guess they don't want to shoot someone that, you know, potentially could be a super important ambassador or something. You never know. Right. So I guess they just kind of let him through. And he was looking in the rearview mirror and they didn't come after him. And that was that was that was kind of it. But there's a lot more to the story. I mean, this is that, you know, there's that's for like a two hour conversation with the 32nd overview summary. So you talk about, you know, his role in your tennis, right? Your dad had this dream amateur tennis player, nothing special. But like I put him in the category of the Richard Williams, you know what I mean? The other the other parents who just sort of read books, watched videos and figured it out. And, you know, when I was a kid, one of the things I used to dread was the hour drive home after a bad practice for a bad match. Right. And so it was like, so I know your dad's famous for, like, long drive, right, driving. So tell me about the time in the car. Yeah. Post practice, post tournament with your father. Yeah, he was definitely he was pretty fiery, pretty intense. I mean, you know, he toned down a lot kind of as he got older, but he's the most amazing person, like most biggest heart ever. And yeah, we had for sure. It's not easy when your dad is your coach. And obviously my dad is super passionate. And like you said, there are, you know, parallels for sure to the to the Richard Williams story. I mean, I saw I actually saw King Richard. Yeah. A couple of weeks. I was really late to the party. But what an unbelievable movie and story. But yeah, I was just thinking back like my dad doing double shifts and and, you know, working overnight. And whenever he was home, we'd be on the court and then and playing on these cracked high school public courts, obviously in a much safer environment. But but yeah, I mean, it was it was a lot of hard work and a lot of passion went to it. Right. For the same reason. So just kind of a lot of energy. And then if you're not playing well, I mean, you know. Right. So I think my dad was if we I think, you know, if I didn't have a good attitude or if I or if I just kind of was like not dialed or something, you know, he wouldn't he wouldn't necessarily be too happy about that. So so I definitely dreaded the the the car rides back after like a bad practice or a bad match. I mean, for sure. I think everyone with with dedicated parents that kind of really want their kids to succeed and kind of project that passion. You know, it's not anything I think that's a large reason. You know, the main reason as to why I became successful was was how much energy and and, you know, commitment my my dad and my sacrifice that my my family made. But, you know, specifically my dad, how much he put into, you know, developing me and my brothers and wanting me to be a success. And so, you know, as tough as it was at times, I mean, it was I'm so grateful that that, you know, that things were tough. I mean, I worked super hard and, you know, we went through a lot together, but we have we have a bond. Very long answer. Sorry, but we have we have a bond now that that obviously is super special because we our relationship is amazing. And, you know, he he's a really smart guy and he he. Yeah, he just, you know, we we did the best of what we had and I think he couldn't have done anything better and I couldn't have asked for for anything more. You look at the story of most pro tennis player, and there's always a parent that pushes, you know to me like if, if this my theory right being a coach right having an academy. If you leave it up to the kids, they'll sit down, they'll sit at the crib and like, watch TV play video game play with toys that kind of thing. So it does take a mildly insane parent to be the driving force, and to keep coaches honest right because, you know, even laid back parent is not watching you kind of like passing the time milk in the hour, but if you have a parent that like, no, I need some, I need some results out of this. Then it's like, oh, now you bring your a game right so without that force. You don't make a pro tennis player, period, point blank. Exactly. I mean, I, yeah, and it's hard for people that haven't gone through this process, like you and I are just within Tesla to understand this because it's like okay well the other sports you can start later and this or you know kids all I'll let my kid decide what he wants to do like, yeah, that's great. I mean, that's one way to do it but I mean, and it might be, you know, there's no one path for everyone and you hear that a lot like people, you know that's that's but, but I will say that, you know, when you're when you're a kid, when you're a kid I mean you don't know what you really you don't like it's you need some kind of direction like you said I mean if you're just like okay I'm going to do what I want. Like okay I'll go play soccer for a bit I'll go play hockey I'll go play video games with my friends and okay I'll get my homework done but, but really like the more time you spend at a young age on your craft, and it's even more so important tennis because you need to learn the technique and the skill and the, and like the hand eye coordination the ball control and just general, you know, perception on on on the court and reading the game and. So the more time you spend there and so, so again because there's so many variables so many different aspects that sport. I think it's so critical to spend a lot of, you know, from a young age, more so than maybe some other sports right so, but like you said, I, I'm a very strong believer that, you know, if you don't have that, that one, at least that one person from a young age that's that's kind of like, you know, keeping you on track or kind of pushing you in a good way of course then it, then, you know, it's not impossible, obviously, but I think the odds of succeeding are, you know, quite diminished at that point. Yeah.
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"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacypminvestments .com. That's legacypminvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Would you consider yourself smart, insightful, precocious, astute, clever, wise beyond your years, and good at checking a thesaurus for synonyms? Well, then you've come to the right place. Here now is the handsome, attractive, striking, gorgeous, and quite frankly, breathtaking, Eric Metaxas! Hey there folks, welcome to the show. I am excited because I have a friend on today who is a Christian apologist. Have you heard that term? An apologist? No, no, no, he's not apologizing. As a Greek, I know the word apology, the original meaning is apologia, of words, of understanding. So to be an apologist is to make a defense, like a lawyer would, for the faith. And Frank Turek is the author of many, many books. He's the president of CrossExamined. You can go to crossexamined .org. And Dr. Frank Turek has a new book out. Excited to have him to discuss the new book. It's called Correct, Not Politically Correct About Same -Sex Marriage and Transgenderism. Dr. Frank Turek, welcome to the program. The great Eric Metaxas. How are you my friend? Unbelievable that you have a stadium -sized crowd in your little office there. That's very impressive. Thank you. I got to tell you seriously, we're friends and I just enjoy whenever I get to bump into you and talk to you. But you are really prolific. You keep coming out with these extraordinary books. And the new one, unfortunately, is very important about same -sex marriage and transgenderism. So as believers, those of us who say, I'm a Christian, how do I understand this? You have written a book to help with that. Because unfortunately, you know that there seems to be some confusion about how we're supposed to deal with this. So what is the principal thesis of the book before we get into the details? Well actually, this goes all the way back to 2008, Eric, when I saw that same -sex marriage was being more and more accepted. And a lot of people didn't know why they shouldn't accept same -sex marriage. And so I wrote the first edition of this book back in 2008. And it's not a book filled with Bible verses. This is the natural law medical case against same -sex marriage and now transgenderism. Because as you know, that has come out even more in recent years. And so the third edition of this book just was released about a month ago. And it's got a brand new section on this transgender issue. Because as you've spoken about, Eric, when you're talking about Letter to the American Church, is that pastors don't even seem to want to touch this issue. And if pastors aren't going to touch this issue, who is? Well, ironically, Eric, there have been atheists that are talking more about this issue. People like Bill Maher, people like Richard Dawkins, people like Douglas Murray, are who actually not Christians, but they're saying there's a big problem here. And we need to speak out against it. And it's really a stain on the American Church that the Church hasn't spoken out about it, Eric. So anyway, this book, Correct, Not Politically Correct, is the third edition. And it's not quoting Bible verses. It's there to show you from a natural law medical perspective why both same -sex marriage and transgenderism are not good for individuals or societies. It's so interesting to me what you just mentioned, how we have non -believers, people who are not Christians, who seem to see clearly the problems with transgenderism and are talking about that. And of course, most extraordinarily, you have gay, people who identify as gay, who are conservative, speaking out against the transgender madness. So they don't identify as Christians. They identify as gays. But they say, wait a minute, we were not advocating for this. This is lunacy. I was literally with Douglas Murray last night at a dinner here in New York City. I was with Brandon Strzok here in New York recently. Both of them identify as gay. Both of them are conservatives. And both of them are totally outspoken about the transgender lunacy. So obviously, we disagree on some pretty basic stuff. But on this, many people who are not Christians see the madness, are speaking out about it. And as you just said, many in the church are silent. And this is the scandal. And that's why I wrote my book, Letter to the American Church. But I don't go deep into this issue. You, my friend, Mr. Apologist, Dr. Frank Turek, you get into this. So I do want to get into it with you from a biblical perspective. And I want to be clear, too, when you say natural law perspective, ladies and gentlemen, that's a biblical perspective. We're just not talking about quoting scripture verses. We're talking about logically talking from a biblical viewpoint. But how are we supposed to approach this? Well, first of all, let's talk about whether or not love requires approval. I always ask parents, because our culture somehow thinks, Eric, that love requires approval, that if you want to love me, you have to approve of what I do. And I always ask parents, if you approve of everything your kid wants to do when he or she is 13, are you a loving parent? Of course not. You need to stand in the way of evil to love people. And we, even in the church, have bought into the lie that to love people, we have to approve of what they do. No, we don't approve of what they do if we love them, if they're doing evil. This is why Paul says, by the way, in the passage, Eric, that everybody reads at their wedding, but nobody obeys, that love always protects, that love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, love rejoices in the truth, that love always perseveres. How do you protect people when other people want to do evil, or when they themselves want to do evil? You call them out on it. And that, of course, is what I'm trying to do in Correct Not Politically Correct. That's what you're trying to do in Letter to the American Church. We're trying to tell people that if you love people, you will speak out against this evil. In fact, Jesus himself said it would be better to have a millstone hung around your neck than to lead one of these little ones astray. And, Eric, that's what we're doing. That's what I document in Correct Not Politically Correct. We are actually trying to transition minors. We're mutilating their genitals. We are giving them puberty blockers and cross -sex hormones that are making them old men and old ladies way before their time, sterilizing them, and we're calling this love? This is not love. This is evil, and we need to stand against it. And if Douglas Murray can stand against it, if Richard Dawkins can stand against it, if my friend Dave Rubin, I just did a show with him down in Miami just a couple of weeks ago, you know, he identifies as gay too, if he can stand against it, where are the pastors? Where are the Christians? Where are the common sense people, Eric? What are we doing? We're allowing this on our watch, and we're silent. We can't be silent anymore. Well, I, you know, in my book, Letter to the American Church, I'm trying to reach those pastors and Christians who are kind of on the fence, who are confused, who don't know what to do, so they're being quiet. And it's why I love you, because you help us understand why we need to speak out. I mean, I talk about it a little bit, but you go into depth to explain the biblical worldview, God's idea of sexuality, transgenderism. Now, what's interesting to me, Frank, is, of course, Scripture isn't silent on transgenderism, right? I mean, right in the beginning of Genesis, we are created in God's image male and female. Very, very clear, there are only two genders. So when somebody puts out this idea, which they came up with 10 minutes ago, oh, yeah, there are all these many, many genders, you want to say, where did you get that from? Everyone, you don't need to be a Christian to know that's preposterous. You don't need to know that, you don't need to be a Christian to know that a rooster cannot lay an egg. Everybody from the beginning of time has understood that there are two genders, so that's number one. But number two, you know the passage where Paul talks about who will inherit the kingdom of God. And the Scripture, you know, when you look at the Greek, you get different translations. It says homosexual, sodomite, sometimes it says effeminate, whatever. What it's referring to there in that first word has to do with those men who blur the line, who feminize themselves. And it makes it very clear that that is wrong. And so it's interesting, the Scripture is not silent on these things. There's plenty in Scripture about this, whether you're looking at the Old Testament or the New Testament. So that's why it's all the more shocking in a sense that Christian pastors and leaders have been silent on this. I understand why, but folks, that needs to change. When we come back, we're going to get into the details. Frank Turek is my guest. The book is titled Correct, Not Politically Correct. We'll be right back. Tell me why Relief Factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question just the other night I was asked that question. Well, the owners of Relief Factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right. Designed to heal. And I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated Relief Factor for them selected the four best ingredients. 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The show podcast is called I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. So, Frank, let's keep talking about this. How do we know there are only two genders? How do you know? How do I know? How do we know this? Let's just leave the Bible out of it for just a minute. Let's just look at the natural design of the body. The natural design of the body proves there are only two genders, Eric. Because, look, if you're a human being, and this is true in all mammals, you can only produce either a sperm or an egg. There's no third category. And anybody that can't produce a sperm or an egg, that's an incapacity. That's not a third capacity. So we know by the design of the body that there's only two genders. Secondly, transgender advocates, and this is all in the book, correct? Not politically correct. Transgender advocates, on one hand, deny there are only two genders. They say everything is fluid. But on the other hand, they unwittingly have to presuppose two genders. Why? Because if I'm a man and I think I'm a woman, I have to have some idea what a man is and some idea what a woman is to know that I have this psychological mismatch between my psychology and my biology. And secondly, if I'm going to try and make the so -called transition, which is impossible, and we'll get into it by the way, but if I'm going to try and do that, if I'm going to try and become a woman, I have to have some idea of what a man is and some idea of what a woman is to try and make the so -called transition. If there were no fixed genders, Eric, there would be no way I would know I had gender dysphoria, and there would be no way I could try and make the so -called transition. So it presupposes it, on one hand, while denying there are fixed genders on the other. Can I tell you how I know there are only two genders? Here's how I know. Amazon was selling a shirt that said, like, these are the 20 different categories of gender, and it was on the front of the t -shirt. And the shirt came in sizes for men and for women only. That, to me, is hilarious. When it says male, female, like you want to buy a shirt, like you got to click on male or female. At some point, this becomes funny, because we all understand this is troubled people. These are people that are deeply, deeply troubled. I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to be so confused or so angry or so whatever. So we do have to have compassion, and I think that's where the silence comes from on the part of many Christian leaders. They think that to say nothing is to be compassionate, and in some cases that's true. In some cases, there's a time to speak and a time to be quiet, but we have a responsibility to disciple our flocks. We have a responsibility to our own children to tell them the truth about these kinds of things. And, you know, the famous statement, silence in the face of evil is itself evil. When you're quiet, it can often mean consent. It means, I'm not saying anything, which means I'm going along with this. I just don't want to, I'm just not going to say so, but you get the message, because I'm saying nothing. Well, Eric, let's draw a parallel between gender dysphoria and, say, anorexia, which is what Dr. Paul McHugh at John Hopkins University, a psychiatrist, draws. He that says if someone is anorexic, but they think that they are overweight, you would not help them by saying, you know, honey, I'm going to get you some liposuction. You're right. You know, you are really overweight. No, you would say, honey, your mind is playing tricks on you. You're suffering from a mental delusion. Let me get you some psychiatry. Let me get you some cognitive therapy. Let me get you some counseling. Let me help you fix your mind, because you can change your mind. You can't change your biology, by the way. You can change your mind. Also, Eric, if your daughter came to you and said she was a mermaid, would you take her off the coast and drop her in the ocean? No, of course you would say... If I loved her, of course I would. Whatever you want to be, honey, whoever you are today, you want to be a kite? That's right. Follow your heart. No, I tell you, Frank, again, this is the logic of it. If somebody says to you, I'm Napoleon Bonaparte, I'm Julius Caesar, I'm Winston Churchill, how do you respond to that? Well, you might just nod politely because you realize, wow, this person is deeply messed up. But imagine affirming them in that lie. I have to say that, you know, if there's a way to help them see the truth, you would do it. Now, some people are beyond that. There's some people you can't do anything. But what is amongst ourselves, we wouldn't start calling that person Jesus of Nazareth because he just said, I'm Jesus. We, you and I, would say, you know, that guy there thinks he's Jesus of Nazareth. We obviously know that he's not. He's so messed up. I don't know how we can get to him. Maybe we can't. But let's not pretend amongst ourselves. Let's not tell everybody, call him Jesus because that's the loving thing to do. You would never do that. No, and the well -meaning people who try and say, well, we need to accommodate these people. We have to use their pronouns. You have to have your own pronouns and all this. If you think about that, if someone is suffering from a delusion, you don't help them by trying to keep them in the delusion. If deaf people were to come to you and say, Eric, you know, I can't hear and I'm upset every time you listen to music, stop listening to music, stop speaking. You must use sign language. You would go, OK, I'm going to do everything I can to accommodate you because you have a defect that you can't get over. But I'm not going to change my life completely. So you're not offended because I listen to music or I or I speak. And yet that's what seems to be happening with the entire trans movement. They want to pull the entire world into the delusion in order to make some people who really need mental health care feel better when the best way to help them feel better is to get them mental health care, not to affirm them in that particular delusion. And by the way, the data show, which is what we cover and correct, not politically correct, Eric, that nearly all of the people, not maybe not all, but most of the people that suffer from so -called gender dysphoria have some kind of traumatic childhood event that has triggered them into this. Now, say that again, because I have not really heard that. I was wondering about this. Yes. You're a data guy. I'm not really. So talk about that. And again, this is in the book. Correct. Not politically correct. Talk about that. Yeah. Walt Iyer, who for eight years tried as try to live as a woman, but then became a Christian and then started the Web site and ministry called Sex Change Regret, Sex Change Regret Dotcom. And he has counseled thousands, according to him, thousands of people. And in his research, he says there's nearly always an event. There's always some sort of traumatic event that causes the person to think I'm in the wrong body. And for example, the people that truly have gender dysphoria, not the social contagion that's spreading on the Internet right now that, you know, a lot of young girls are just there. It's the hip thing to do it. They don't really have gender dysphoria, but they're trying to get approval of the crowd and they're trying to stick it to their parents sometimes when they do this. But the people that truly have gender dysphoria say, Eric, that they had an event. In fact, Walt Iyer puts it this way. Sometimes when a man thinks he's a woman, he has been sexually abused and he wants to get rid of the genitalia that was abused. So you can understand the psychology behind it. They want to rid themselves of the organ that was abused in that event. Okay, folks, we got to be clear. We're talking about evil. Evil, when someone is sexually abused as a child, there's almost nothing that you can think of that's more evil than that. It is pronounced evil. It's not just wrong. It's pronounced evil. And when you quoted Jesus earlier, you know, better that we would find the largest millstone and have it hung around his neck and he be cast into the sea than that he should lead one of these little ones to go straight. We're talking about some very, very dark stuff. And we have to have compassion to understand if someone has been through that, it is hard for us to imagine how that would mess you up, how your brain, your psyche would try to accommodate that trauma. And as you're saying, as this guy says, who you can find at sexchangeregret .com, sexchangeregret .com, he is saying that is often the case, that someone has had a profound trauma. So first, we want to weep for these people. We want to weep what they have been through, but we don't want to affirm them in the way they're dealing with this any more than you deferment. Somebody who's like, you know, who's on heroin because of some stuff that happened to him, you know, in Vietnam or during his childhood. And you wouldn't want to say, like, hey, if heroin is your way to deal with this, good for you. I'm all in. Let me buy you, you know, some horse. No, you would you would try to actually help him, like really help him. And, you know, Eric, you can change your mind. You can't change your biology. Look, if I'm a man and I think I'm a woman, why not think that instead of my body being wrong, that I'm actually, instead of saying I'm a woman trapped in a man's body, why shouldn't I say that I'm a man enveloping a woman's mind? Then if I can just change my mind and fix the problem, I can't change my biology. I can't change all hundred trillion of my cells. I can't change my DNA, but I can change my mind. And every single one of ourselves, folks, can tell any doctor whether you're a man or a woman. This is not like an up in the air thing. We'll be right back talking to Frank Turek, T -U -R -E -K. Frank Turek, the book, correct, not politically correct.
Frank Turek Discusses His New Book "Correct, Not Politically Correct"
"Turek is the author of many, many books. He's the president of Cross -Examined. You can go to Cross -Examined dot org. And Dr. Frank Turek has a new book out. Excited to have him to discuss the new book. It's called Correct, Not Politically Correct about Same -Sex Marriage and Transgenderism. Dr. Frank Turek, welcome to the program. The great Eric Mataxas. How are you my friend? Unbelievable that you have a stadium sized crowd in your little office there. That's very impressive. Thank you. I got to tell you seriously, we're friends and I just enjoy whenever I get to bump into you and talk to you. But you are really prolific. You keep coming out with these extraordinary books. And the new one, unfortunately, is very important about same -sex marriage and transgenderism. So as believers, those of us who say, I'm a Christian, how do I understand this? You have written a book to help with that. Because unfortunately, you know that there seems to be some confusion about how we're supposed to deal with this. So what is the principal thesis of the book before we get into the details? Well actually, this goes all the way back to 2008, Eric, when I saw that same -sex marriage was being more and more accepted. And a lot of people didn't know why they shouldn't accept same -sex marriage. So I wrote the first edition of this book back in 2008. And it's not a book filled with Bible verses. This is the natural law medical case against same -sex marriage and now transgenderism. Because as you know, that has come out even more in recent years. And so the third edition of this book just was released about a month ago. And it's got a brand new section on this transgender issue. Because as you've spoken about, Eric, when you're talking about Letter to the American Church, is that pastors don't even seem to want to touch this issue. And if pastors aren't going to touch this issue, who is? Well, ironically, Eric, there have been atheists that are talking more about this issue. People like Bill Maher, people like Richard Dawkins, people like Douglas Murray, who actually are not Christians, but they're saying there's a big problem
Target Holds 'Emergency' Meeting Over LGBTQ Items
"Target they had their emergency meeting as they described it Emergency Emergency meeting not to get rid of their gay pride merchandise but to move it around in some bigoted stores in the south right We're still sticking with this We're not backing down Target holding an emergency meeting over its controversial pride merchandise the damage control mode coming as it desperately tries to avoid a so called Bud Light situation A target insider telling Fox News digital quote we were given 36 hours told to take all of our pride stuff and move it into a section that's a third of the size from the front of the store to the back I think given the current situation with Bud Light the company is terrified Fox News contributor Douglas Murray kills us now Douglas your reaction Well several things First of all of course they're trying to avoid a Bud Light moment I mean the buds share prices fell 25% in one week So of course target want to avoid anything like that Second thing is first of all we've got to be clear about this They call it pride merchandise Nobody has a problem with the LGB bit of this equation The problem that has erupted in America is the tea bit And it quite wrong for a company like target first of all to say pride when what we're talking about is clothes that are for people who believe that they are trans specifically for men who believe they're women To wrap all of this up in pride I think is a great insult to many people in this country Because they were selling a bathing suit that had that had instructions on how to talk So without getting too anatomical of course this is about this is about women's bathing costumes adapted for a man Now this also goes to one of the other things I've said for a long time on this It is worth noting in the whole trans issue The extent to which it is women who are repeatedly inconvenienced not
Jokic leads Denver Nuggets past LeBron's Lakers 113-111, into their first NBA Finals
"For the first time, the nuggets are going to the NBA Finals after beating the Lakers one 13 to one 11 to sweep the series Jamal Murray scored 25 points in the game for clincher. It has been nice enough to finally reach this point and just be the first this be the first team the nuggets history to do. Nicola jokic finished with a 30 point triple double as Denver overcame a 15 point deficit at halftime the Lakers LeBron James came out on fire, scoring 21 first quarter points and finishing with 40 in a losing effort. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
AP News Summary at 1:00 a.m. EDT
"For AP sports on geffen cool bar, the Denver Nuggets rolled to a three O lead in the Western Conference Finals with a one 19 one O 8 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamal Murray scored 37 points and Nikola Jokić added 24 for Denver, Anthony Davis totaled 28 points and 18 rebounds in LeBron James scored 23 for the Lakers. In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Matthew kuchak was the hero in overtime again, scoring one minute and 51 seconds into OT to give the Florida Panthers a two one win over the Carolina hurricanes and a two O lead in the Eastern Conference final. At the Preakness stakes, Bob Baffert's national treasure crossed the finish line first, Kentucky Derby winner mage finished third in the Preakness, meaning there will not be a Triple Crown winner for a 5th consecutive year. And in golf Brooks Koepka fired a second straight four under 66 to surge into the lead through three rounds at the PGA Championship. Victor Holland is won back at 5 under following a 69 alongside Corey Connors who shot 70. I'm geffen kobach for AP sports.
Nuggets on brink of NBA Finals with 119-108 win over Lakers in Game 3
"The nuggets now need just one more win to reach the NBA final for the first time after beating the Lakers in game three one 19 to one O 8, but coach Michael Malone says it's no time to relax. I'm proud of our group, but we're not celebrating. We have to get another win and to close this thing out. Jamal Murray scored 31st half points and ended with 37. Nikola Jokić battled foul trouble and finished with 24 Anthony Davis had 28 points in 18 rebounds to lead the Lakers. Mark Myers Los Angeles
Murray's big fourth quarter propels Nuggets past Lakers 108-103 for 2-0 lead in West finals
"The nuggets lead the Western Conference Finals two games to none after topping the Lakers one O 8 one O three. Jamal Murray dazzled with a game high 37 points, 23 of them in the fourth quarter. Once you see a couple go in, you know, I can get a role in. So I was able to just find a little separation and just rise up over the top and make some shots. The nuggets were down. 11 in the third quarter before taking over in the fourth, hitting 5 consecutive three pointers. Game three is Saturday in Los Angeles. Bruce Morton, Denver
Nuggets blow past Suns 125-100, advance to Western Conference finals
"Dakota jokic led the way with 32 points, ten rebounds and 12 assists as the nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals by defeating the shorthanded sons one 25, 100. Jamal Murray added 26 kentavious Caldwell Pope scored 17 of his 21 points in the first quarter as Denver put up 81 points in the first half and never looked back. Jokic was pleased, especially with the defense. The mindset was really, really, really, really on high level and progressiveness focus. We know other details. So we didn't make many mistakes and that was that was why we won the game. Cameron Payne had a career playoff high 31 points for the suns who played without injured starters Chris Paul and Deandre ayton, George Phoenix
Kayleigh McEnany: Where Oppression Reigns, Faith Still Prevails
"I mean your book is called serenity in the storm for a reason You talk about whether it's a church in Afghanistan or some legal rulings we've had going our favor how it's not all bad There's a reason to smile about this transformation coming A little bit more on that Yeah that's right You know and you take me back to the idea when we look at the senseless school violence that has happened And it is corresponded with the removal of prayer in schools in fact the woman who could be credited with removing prayer and God from schools Madeline Murray O'Hare she founded atheist organization famous a very nasty individual her son ended up totally disowning his mother's atheism in this case that took prayer out of schools And he ended up becoming a minister And he made the point that in 1963 at the point at which God was still in schools in Baltimore there was not a single death at a Baltimore school And he goes through all the ills that came when we started removing God entirely from school but the optimism point here is this You know I was sitting in the rose garden when Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to the Supreme Court All of a sudden we're winning on these issues You can now kneel in silent prayer at the 50 yard line coach Kennedy can If you have a school voucher in Maine you can go to a you don't have to go to a secular public school You can use it to go to a school of faith So we are winning on a lot of these issues It doesn't feel that way right now but at least on the Supreme Court They're making a huge difference in the country in Afghanistan you know your point the underground churches on fire because we're oppression rains I can tell you this People are receptive to faith They recognize the difference between light and darkness which is why Christianity is on fire in China and Iran and in Syria places you wouldn't necessarily think
Kayleigh McEnany Leans on Faith in New Book "Serenity in the Storm"
"Tell us about the book. I'm just reading about here. I mean, you lived through a lot, but you go back to your faith. And that's what's so important. I mean, I believe we're in a spiritual war. I think that what you are experiencing as press secretary was just a manifestation of the invisible, but the byline of your book or the subheader is living through chaos by leaning on Christ. That's really rarely said by most people in public life. I think that's beautiful. Tell us about it. Yeah, you know, it struck me that we are in a moment that is bigger than any one president bigger than anyone political movement. Look elections are important, Charlie, absolutely. I think the country would be better off if Joe Biden was in our president, for example. But something bigger is happening where the cultural tectonic plates of our country have shifted in such an enormous way where faith is under attack, freedoms under attack, the family unit is under attack. And just one example that's personal to me as mom, you know, education. You look, you talk about education all the time. But the Supreme Court was very clear when they knocked prayer out of schools, which by the way, a woman named Madeleine Murray o'hair in atheist, someone who was a Marxist really who wanted to be a member of the Soviet Union. She was the one behind removing prayer from schools. Her son, William Murray, goes on to become a Southern Baptist minister, he leaves behind his drug life, Christ totally transforms him, and he said this, and it stood out to me July 17th, 1963, was the first day Baltimore's children could not pray in schools. Before that date, there had never been a murder in a Baltimore school. If you want to ask what is happening in our country, when you remove God in young people have nothing to turn to, but social media and selfies and self worship. That is when you get the suicide rates we're seeing, the violence and all of the troubling outgrowths of completely leaving God behind.
Murray scores 34, Nuggets beat Suns 125-107 in Game 1
"The nuggets pulled away in the second quarter and raced to a one 25 one O 7 decision over Phoenix, Denver's Jamal Murray was game high with 34 points and says it would be best if his guys don't change a thing. We're gonna keep doing what we're doing keep proving everybody wrong and just taking one game at a time. We know I'm not gonna overrate them, not gonna underrate them, just go out there and focus on us and try to win the series. Murray was backed up by 24 points and 19 rebounds from Nikola Jokić. The nuggets were host game two on Monday night. Prince Morton, Denver
Nuggets take Suns, NFL draft
"Or AP sports I'm get cool and emphatic start to the Western Conference semifinals in Denver correspondent Bruce Morton reports. The nuggets thumped Phoenix one 25 one O 7. Denver gained separation in the second quarter led 68 51 at the break and kept its distance. The nuggets Jamal Murray was game high with 34 points. We're gonna keep doing what we're doing, keep proving everybody wrong and just taking one game at a time. Other NBA news, 76ers center, Joel embiid is doubtful with a right knee sprain from Monday's series opener in Boston. Stanley Cup playoffs, John Tavares scored four 35 into overtime to give the Maple Leafs their first playoff series win in 19 years with a two one game 6 win over the lightning. But in saying that, I think we just did a good job of staying within finding ways to win. Also in the east, the rangers forced a game 7 with a 5 two win over the Devils in the west, the oilers eliminated the kings with a 5 four game 6 win. Day three of the NFL Draft, the LA rams drafted two time national title winning Georgia quarterback stetson Bennett in the fourth round. I love competing against the best and, you know, it helps when you got the best on your team. And I think we do. The rams also made Toledo defensive linemen, Dez Juan Johnson, mister irrelevant, with the 259th and final pick. Major League Baseball, the Padres slugged 6 home runs during a Mexico City series game that featured 11 total homers in a 1611 route of the Giants. San Diego manager bob Melvin across the board are bats were really good today. You know, you get the ball in the air and we have some guys that can do that. Other animal results, the pirates swept a double header and the brewers, D backs, Phillies, Dodgers, Marlins, and reds were winners. In the AL, the Orioles and tigers split a double header, while the rays Blue Jays rangers Red Sox and royals were also victorious. And finally, Yankees captain Aaron judges being evaluated for a mild hip strain and the rangers placed ace Jacob de Grom on the 15 day IL with Wright elbow inflammation. I'm geffen kuba for AP sports.
Nuggest blow out Suns, Leafs win
"AP sports, I'm geffen cool bob Jamal Murray scored 34 points and the nugget sprinted past the sun's one 25 one O 7 in game one of their Western Conference second round series, reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić had 24 points and 19 rebounds, while Kevin Durant scored 29 and Devin Booker added 27 for the sons. Other NBA news 76ers center Joel embiid is doubtful with a right knee sprain from Monday's series opener in Boston. Stanley Cup playoffs, the leafs earned their first playoff series win in 19 years after a two one game 6 OT win to eliminate the lightning. The range is forced to game 7 with a 5 two win over the Devils in the west, the oilers eliminated the kings with a 5 four game 6 win. Day three of the NFL Draft, the LA rams drafted two time national title winning Georgia quarterback stetson Bennett in the fourth round. The rams also made Toledo defensive linemen, Dez Juan Johnson, mister irrelevant with the 259th and final pick and Major League Baseball, the rangers placed ace Jacob de Grom on the 15 day IL with Wright elbow inflammation. AP sports
Nuggets eliminate Wolves 112-109 behind Murray, Jokic
"The nuggets closed out their first round series with Minnesota in 5 games with a one 12 one O 9 victory. That left Denver coach Michael Malone with a sigh of relief. To win a series. I don't care 8 seed one seed, all that other BS to win a series in the playoffs is hard. So I'm really proud of our guys. With the exception of the series opener, every game was hard fought. In the clincher, it wasn't until 52 seconds left when a putback by Nikola Jokić lifted Denver up for good. Next up for the nuggets is Phoenix, a series that begins at home on Saturday. Bruce Morton, Denver
"murray" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"But I think he really does think that Dan Lok ball is causing quite serious problems. He said he had a lot of pain after the quarter match. And then we brought it down. We thought maybe it was just kind of him and Felix, FAA, who had the issues with the balls who were very vocal on it. And a lot of the doubles players were having problems. So I think it's a case where there's a few factors whether that's kind of playing a lot, going different surfaces, but it does seem like a lot of players, I think you said the hulka runner set to pass called it was all kind of risk shoulder and elbow, which he thinks could be related to this Dunlop ball. So it's a real multitude of reasons, but it does seem like we're seeing a lot more walkovers, a lot more withdrawals, and a lot more retiring. So I think it's a bit of everything. Medvedev could have a very good point then. If the balls have changed as a result of the Dunlop balls, he's really getting under the fluff to find out what's going on there. Let's hope they don't want him to be there. The top sponsorship opportunity. You've got to deal with them before you say it. Yeah, I was going to say he wants the balls to come back. He's undercover slazenger sponsor. I think he is. I mean, are we seeing more on the men's game? I'm all withdrawals. I mean, if you look at, for example, eager to run check versus someone like Andy Murray, you know, their time on court within the space of one week prior to say like the Dubai and the Doha finals. I think Andy Murray played just shy of 20 hours and eager to play just over 5 hours. Massive difference. It's huge. And obviously, as a result, one person's body is going to be a hell of a lot more impacted than the other. So people just not getting the job done. Are we just playing longer and longer? Or is it just because people are better matched? Improvements going on all the time and all sorts of aspects and more matches perhaps people are just more evenly matched and then as a result matches are just going to go on and on and on. So yeah, it's a very tricky one. Thank you, David. Lots to think about. Lots of food, so I don't think we fully answer the question because there's so much so many factors. But as good one to get our teeth into, do keep your questions coming each
"murray" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast
"In the Middle East now and look at the other tournament that was taking place out there. We had the Doha ATP to 50 in Qatar. And yeah, interesting final because we had Daniel meve in his second final in a row going for a second title in a row. Up against Andy Murray, another former world number one. Andy Murray coming through in classic dramatic Murray fashion throughout the week. So many match points saved. Saving 8 match points, a couple of last set tie breaks. He is Andy Murray the most entertaining player on the ATP tour these days. I mean, he definitely was at the Australian open for me. And I just genuinely think he provides the most value for money, almost. I think he's the story of the season so far arguably. I mean, he had a wild card into Doha. Again, I wasn't really expecting a lot. Yes, we've seen him play some fantastic matches at the Australian open. And he was in that first week. He really was I think the story of the particularly on the men's side. The story of the tournament. But again, it's been impressive to see him bring that to Doha and just show just what a battler and how mentally strong he is whenever he's down all these match points. He can just bring out his best tennis and really, really challenge his opponent that it is not done until it is done and it was amazing for him to get through all the way to the final and although he came up a little bit short against Medvedev. To me it was a little bit understandable because I watched some of the I watched the final and there were times when I was just thinking, does Murray look a little bit leggy given how many hours he's put onto the court in this tournament, but also this season as well. Yeah, so in just to get to the final, you know, it was up again, so it was Murray Medvedev and it did end Medvedev straight sets 6 four 6 four over Murray, which I mean, Chris, do you think that was kind of an acceptable score line, I suppose? It's Murray, you know, kind of obviously had a long battle to get to the final, probably quite knackered up against Medvedev who is much younger and was on his own little streak. What did you make of Murray in the actual final was this kind of a reasonable result given the conditions and where he's at really in his part in his career now nowadays? Yeah, I think it's a really tricky matchup for him in terms of Medvedev is also someone who makes you beat him. Especially at the moment. And so I think in this one, it was always going to be an uphill battle to get that ball through the court. Murray's not necessarily known as being one of the biggest hitters but this week I do think he did hit the ball a lot harder than I've seen him, especially on some of the big points he was pretty fearless. So it was one where I could maybe see this going three, but I think kind of the key key thing for me was that if Medvedev was on, this would be a very difficult challenge, even if he hadn't had that much time on court previously. But so many positives though, I think, generally, although that was a 6 four 6 four loss, the only time he did get to only play two sets and unfortunately he was on the wrong side of that one. But you've got to feel for Judy Murray. I mean, I think she did a tweet saying, can't you just get it done in two? Because the amount of times you must have spent watching her son on court this year is something else, isn't it? He's paying everyone, I feel in British tennis, connected to people she sent us through the ringer at the moment, but yeah, great, great result. I think he has already pulled out of Dubai given just he doesn't want to kind of force it. And he's obviously aware of his limitations, but yeah, great week for Murray. Yeah, but also up quite a bit in the rankings to 52 in the world. So yeah, I mean, that's great stuff. And Medvedev also continuing his good form as the first player to get back to back titles this season on the ATP tour. We did also have another well, we had quite a few ATP tournaments last week. Let's go out to the golden swing. And another Britain the final. Another point in the final different result this time though, because we had a Brit win. So Cameron norrie playing out in the Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and was up against Carlos alcaraz top seed world number two in the final. Again, we did say that it was looked like it was going to be another outcross. Exactly. Yeah, golden swing next installment, alcaraz and nori show. Does that mean the Rio open was just like a bigger, a bigger draw, but just slightly more filler. Is that what we're taking from that? Yeah, basically, a couple more serendip in there maybe. More than two third brother of the cerron dolos. Yes. They're actually triplets. But they're not twins, are they? They're just brothers. Oh, I don't know anyway. Let's not get into the seren dolo family tree. But yeah, Cameron nori, he's a winner on the HB tour again. 5 7 6 four 7 5. He came back to win in three sets against Carlos alcaraz. Yeah, Joel, what did you make of the final what did you make of norrie actually being able to topple alcaraz? Because when I saw there in the final, together again, I just kind of assumed it was going to go the same way, but what was the deciding factor in him turning that match around? Do you think? Yeah, I think a lot of people were sort of expecting all same matchup, same result. I do wonder that Carlos alcaraz did look like he was suffering from a possible leg injury.
"murray" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"One of the men that you also write about is Bill Murray. And you talk about working with him and you describe, I mean, I thought I'd let you describe it. An incident that goes on against your consent. Right. How would you describe what happened? Right. Well, it was inappropriate from minute one of meeting him, I had gone to a hotel to he was the director of this movie also. And there was a co director there and a producer, so it wasn't like a booby trap or something where I was going to be alone with him in a hotel suite, but as soon as I walked in, he said, have you ever tried the thumper, which was some kind of massage device, a huge massage device. And I was like, no, no, no And went to sit down and he said, no, no, no, you have to try. You have to try. You have to lay on the bed and try it. And I was like, no, no. And I tried my hardest to be polite, but and certainly I'm not going to do that. And then he was so relentless that I realized, I'm not going to get out of here until I do this. And so I kind of perched part way on the bed and he put it on my back, but that was, yeah, that was very questionable, you know, what that was about. And I mean, would you describe that? How would you describe that? Well, it turned out later that I found out that he was worried I was going to be think that I was all that because I had just won an Oscar. And then I would be on the set and think, you know, that I'm superior to people. I don't know what he thought. But that was to see if he could make me do something I didn't want to do. Okay. Which is a real power play. And very uncomfortable. Yeah. Yeah. But the reason I ask is because of the way we describe things now, perhaps has changed. Again, when you look back on things and I wonder why perhaps you don't describe it in stronger terms? Well, right, because I'm realizing after the book we've done. And when I describe it, instead of saying talking about how inappropriate his behavior was, I'm talking about, and I was so sad to see that I didn't, I wasn't the kind of person yet who could prevent that from happening. You know, instead of really all, it's all about his behavior, you know. I suppose I still a restraint to you when you're doing. I'm still danger polite. Maybe slightly in danger of dying. But I mean, of course, you've taken work with your institute, where you look at bias, you look at behavior, and yet it's interesting, you can't quite bring it about yourself and about these sorts of high profile men that you're willing to name and talk about. Right. Yeah, I wonder if that has something to do with why I was so interested in women's empowerment and everything is that I felt not powerful, you know, and I wanted to try to help myself as well as others. I mean, Bill Murray has been in the news again in only the last few days. It's been allegedly settled, had a financial settlement with a female production assistant over allegedly straddling this woman kissing over masks on set. He said there's a difference of opinion, but shooting was stopped on the production. And we're in 2022. What's a response to that? That he said, it was a difference of opinion. Yeah, and the whole story. Yeah. Yeah. It's bad. It's bad. It's utterly inappropriate. I mean, that anyone could think that that was a difference of opinion when she was forced to do something that she didn't want to do, you know, that's not the definition of what happened. But I suppose hearing that story and about, I mean, it's alleged, I'll say at this point, and I know you don't know the details I don't know the details, but all this time on. I mean, how does that make you feel when you've just described something that happened to you at the end of the 80s? Right, with the same guy. Well, look, yeah. I wasn't under the impression that he would have changed necessarily. But that's why he's the world has changed. And there was a moment of change you thought you hoped after the week. Yes. And you actually say in the book, nothing changed. Afterwards. Right. But you say everything in your life changed when you met Susan Sarandon. Professionally, certainly. And also had a big impact. You know, personally for you. What did she have that you didn't have at that time? And ease and self confidence in any situation she knew what she thought about things. She knew how to react in the moment. I mean, I was living in a world where the hours or minutes or days later I would realize what I could have said. Oh, should have said or should have done. And she just lived in the moment and was very comfortable sharing what she thought. I mean, I'm not saying this was confrontational, but she just had an immediate ease and knew how she felt about things when they happened. And I came to realize that, you know, that I didn't even know how I forget about that. I didn't say what I was thinking. I didn't even know how I felt about situations until I had time to think about it. But from minute one, you know, I was like, wow, I never met anybody like you before. I do love the fact that women come up to you still and say, it's our favorite movie. We've accidented out. And you've probably get worried about that. And I'm like, um, I don't think you did. I mean, at least what part do you think you acted out? But I think it's, we went on a weekend, just us girls or something like that, but, you know, if you think about the stuff we do, you know,
"murray" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"You could almost like run Trae Young off stuff like the warriors do with Stephen Curry. Where, hey, let's let them run around and get open off screens and things like that. That's awesome. But Trae Young's always had the balls whole life, right? So he's, you know, guys used to kind of do this thing with the ball. So I don't know, I don't hate this. I just have to see how it all played out on what the package would be. And then if you're the hawks, then you gotta, my guess is then Kevin herder, John Colton, maybe John Collins isn't in this deal, but he's in another one. Because that's just, you'd be, you'd be massively expensive, and they're clear. You're not gonna pay that much money for a team that they'd be very good, but off that launch them in a title contention. Yeah, I agree. I don't know if it would either, but it depends on what moves are coming after that. I mean, I don't, I think the hawks make multiple moves this summer. I don't think it's going to be just one. I mean, John Collins obviously would be a big one, but if you're getting to John cha Murray, what can they do from there to add pieces to that? The future picks like if I'm the hawks and I feel pretty confident that those are going to be late picks that we're going to be good. I'm okay with dejante Murray is really, really good. It's just a matter of figuring out how to make the fit work. Yeah, absolutely. Hey, just to we're going to keep getting Kyrie stuff. Just tweeted without the ability to find a sign in trade, deal Kyrie Irving plans to exercise this 36 million sources confirm. So which is what we've been saying about it can't be a sign in trade, it would have to be an opt in and train. Unless it was maybe it was going to be signed and traded to Orlando. That would be absolutely hilarious, but I don't think that's how it was going to go. So yeah, right. Yeah. Yeah, the hawks are yeah, you're right. I think this would be move one of probably multiple. That off we go. All right. Well, next up, I'm still seeing all this stuff popping up here. Something that did happen, Steve Clifford, the new credit coach of the hornets, not by D'antoni. The once and future coach of the hornets, what do we think about Steve Clifford landing back in Charlotte? Yeah, I like Steve Clifford quite a bit got to know him well when he was here in now kairi's tweeting stuff. I don't know. Yeah, it's funny. I just came in just before your tweet, which was good. The resample. Yeah, I don't know. I spent too much time parsing curry stuff. Two years ago, I don't want to do it anymore. All right. Steve Clifford, Steve Clifford. Got to know him here in Orlando when he was the head coach of the magic. I think he's a really good coach. This says to me though, the hornets, this whole idea of all that miles bridges walk and we'll pivot. Maybe a little bit..
"murray" Discussed on Phantom Power: Sounds about Sound
"And in fact in the introduction to his book. Soundscape r murray schafer characterizes the spread of human made noise as a kind of imperialism and sanguine. And it's it's interesting to me. Because i can see that argument and yet i feel in in recent years. There's also been the critique made of shaper himself that this sort of discerning between good and bad sounds that pauline oliveros was uncomfortable with is in itself a kind of imperialistic view so i wonder what your thoughts are on that your wondered about that. This is the moment in our exploration. Where if we're really gonna understand the legacy of armory shaffer. We need to pivot and examined the criticisms of him. Personally i've experienced. Schaefer is a bit of a conundrum from the moment. I cracked open his book. The soundscape and read the first page of the introduction. He immediately begins with an epic rant against what he calls. These new sounds. Here are a few quotes. The first paragraph he warns against the dangers of an indiscriminate and imperialistic spread of more and larger sounds into every corner of man's life he writes. It would seem that. The world's soundscape has reached an apex of vulgarity in our time and many experts have predicted universal dennis as the ultimate consequence unless the problem can be brought quickly.
"murray" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"This week we have james. Murray known to millions of people as moore star of td's impractical jokers on our podcast talking about his new book. The stowaway about a serial killer report a cruise ship and we get a staggering admission from myr. I love the psychological part especially of law enforcement of interviewing people of figuring things out. And i liked her approach to that Was this based on any Things that you might have done in your childhood that you want to talk about in contest on a podcast at stephen. I can help you work through right now. We might have to get a beer or something you know. It's not a quick denial. That was like i and look. I've been naked on tv. I've been throwing airplanes. I've got my mortified on. Tv for eleven years. His lots of things. I might with my life. I'm trying to the for for psychological. Help gentlemen welcome to this special episode of game of crimes now..
"murray" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Well thank you so much. Murray onto part two okay. Ten questions they start here. So i ask these questions to every guest. We will start with question one. What is your favorite china-related fact. The word shanghai beans up from the ocean shang means up and high means ocean in. I think many people use that name without ever stopping and thinking. why is it called shanghai. So this is one big river delta. It's just silt deposit over hundreds and thousands of years and we're about maybe a meter or less above sea level so literally. This is a city which hasn't just risen vertically in the last twenty years as we see the beautiful skyline of legit sway. it's a physical creation that has risen up from ocean. It's still being created if you've ever seen as maybe when you land at pudong airport and looked out at that coastline. There's mudflats that just stretch out into infinity and the water's very brown color at silt. Coming down the unsee river being deposited in the east china sea so shanghai is continuing to be created. Wow do you have a favorite word or phrase in chinese. If i were to choose a couple of words such should be part of the english language lee high because it's a word that's both positive and negative. You know somebody who is Is hanley high can be really strong And it can be resolved if it can be negative. You know his attitude tightly high. He's he's you know he's too strict. He's strong he's not flexible enough Where's personality But you know you can also describe someone who's leigh high's really good at something. He was really got great competency or skill. It can be very different meanings depending on the context the context duality of it is so rich. Which lee hire you. Do you think if you ask one of the people it works with me. They might have a negative. I like to think that. I'm both and neither that i'm just you know just me. Yeah the second thing talion tagliani. The literal context means disgusting. Oh disliked right. Yes but if a girl would say you talliin. They're saying it in a in a in a positive way almost flirtatious way No-one flirts with me. Murray to ensure that someone does. I'm sure that someone does. That's great thank you for that. What is your favorite destination within china. Pingyao pingyao guten. I think maybe others have said that. To credible i would recommend it to anybody. You know. it's a wall. Street is about six square. Kilometers rises up out of the agricultural plains of shansi province and it is a tremendous experience. He feels like you're stepping into a ming dynasty movie and within that wall city It's a protected unesco world heritage site. So there's really no development on the outside of the of the wall cities mostly just farmland of course is a few tourist things that have popped up but within the the wall city there really are no cars. You can rent a bicycle. You can bike around the city on the wall. There's lots of traditional hotels and restaurants and great food and great people And just wonderful experience. The photos ice off my friends letter that did show a mass of tourists said. That's the one downside right. I was lucky enough to go twenty years ago. If you left china what would you miss the most. And what would you miss. The least the most is the excitement of every day every day. Something is happening. I learned something. I'm challenged in some way. I also feel like it can contribute in some way. I just feel like it's where everything's happening. That's what i would miss the most what i would miss. The least is the fast pace. I don't know if that makes any sense. But when i do get out of the country and when i go to my comfort zone france or somewhere else to not have a fast pace and You know every so often. You need to kind of recharge batteries. I think it's obvious and The problem is when i'm there. I missed the fast pace after a couple of weeks. When i'm here after a few months i need a break from the fast pace so i'm never going to be completely in either. Thank you for saying that so well. Is there anything that still surprises you about life in china yes I can't tell you what the because it'll be tomorrow surprise but there's definitely things that surprised me but sometimes surprise me in special ways. I i give you a kind of unique example. I remember when i first came. Here i had the The opportunity to travel domestically and is like twenty seven years ago. And in those days you gotta boarding pass. You went to a small airport terminal and then you'd be bust out or you'd walk out to the aircraft on the tarmac in wasn't anything like it is now and Even though you had a reserve seat a scrum to get onto the flight and it was. I mean it was a rough scrum and You had your seat in theory Sometimes you had to remind people who got your seat that it was your seat and always always work out. And then you know the same thing on an escalator. Everybody would just push in. There's a lot of reasons for that. And it's not a criticism i remember. It was like about eight years ago. i was on an escalator. Going up to a second floor in my office building at the time and I looked up. And i noticed that everyone was standing to the right. Everybody without exception and it just made me realize everything. You thought you knew was different. Because people are progressing in society is changing so quickly and so dynamically and it's just the smallest of things but It's exciting to see it and it's exciting to be part of a. I kind of almost felt like i was the one that was kind of standing on the wrong side. So you perspective changes yes and when you see it as a stock image like you said then. It does hit home very good. What is your favorite place to go out to eat or drink or just hang out m on the bund. Oh go. And i hope it exists forever At least as long as i'm here. I almost feel like it's named after me because the m for murray it's not for me it's for michelle. Who owns the restaurant. But i love the restaurant. I love the location. I love the the cuisine night loved the branding. I love the feel of the place. I also love. We'll con- lou It's just a beautiful area. And for liu hulan lose single that whole area so i spend a lot of time with the little cafes and restaurants there when i have a chance to come back to the pusey side of shanghai. Yes i think that's where we first met in one of those cafes. They're right that's right. What is the best or worst purchase. You have made in china. I bought a one thousand nine hundred eighty s house on. We'll lou years ago you one of those people who got him Early enough. i made the brave decision to buy. You know the top of nineteen twenties house. A standalone house. The top part of that house in about two thousand five and lived in for seven years and had a wonderful experience. And then i sold it in the old adage buy low. Sell high definitely applies to real estate in shanghai. You are not winning any friends right now. At least you give me that coin. Yes yes you have your coin. Now the hardest question. What is your favorite which astika and it's a great question. Actually because i communicate more by stickers than by text so there's a series of we chat stickers which is called. Shell leo little leo. And it's actually you know. Couple of characters as a dot com. There's a cat. And i think there's a couple of other characters that occasionally make an appearance and i just think that the designs are brilliant and it just super fun and a little bit naughty. And.
"murray" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"I don't struggle with and now as the arch man is place here. I reached out to a lot of credence. Y'all i love your work. Your join his dope and they play you like you like like i of aura bro. You you you you bleed. Up and you should just like nate. I'm just giving you your joints. Well known news that everybody knows that you hit them. They play you off anybody dami. you're available. I'm gonna freese it. You know. I will be like this and i just sold an art community. We need to have a real arts festival. That's not they do every summer. Where real craig's do they do. The brother massacre. And i had to do this. Do i'm about to open up a studio on monday. If it wasn't for him like he we worked together. And i was like i'm tired of renton studios known price. Oh twice to move out. check them out. This is the same brother that told me about. You like destined to me like we each one. Teach one so we have to stop. I if it's everybody. But when. I meet other photographers right now. I'm not well known but i but people know me in the city like people might not know my face but like oh you andrew all your work so i'll be photographers and i'll come into spot and you can see it's like typeface chambre. I'm open i you know so. It's just we need opportunities to meet each other. See each other display. Jobs work more like more community type of things as far as arts whether it's painting photography Paint the painters back in early. Nineteen hundred struggled with the photographers. They felt was coming in and saying things but we do need more opportunities and wish that those who have made it or not just doing a little things so they can do a little plug but really make sure that other people are eating in my camp. We all eat. That's my philosophy. The all eat. So that's that's the three things. I think i think that's I think that's that's a lot of truth there. And i appreciate your candidate great and so at this moment. This is part of the pod. Where i like to let the guest shameless plug so social media website. All that good stuff where can check you out. So website is e. Andrew murray photography e angie mari photography for facebook. I'm evan. murray right or e andrew murray My first name is evan. But everyone calls me. Angie that that lets me know you. Call me evident you have. I'm like you know me from new york. How you know from the you know if you call you. Call me evan. I'm like okay. This is perfect. Don't call me when i'm doing art. And if you call me and you. I know we family. S i like andrew So every marine facebook also as easy. Yeah andrew murray page on facebook on instagram. I got a bunch so if you want my spicy stuff like mice. Semi sexy is called. Just shoot glam. Just shoot gland than i have for zoning academy with is one called zone academy amount model development i have one called be more shoots so as be more underscore s. h. o. O. t. z. Be more shoot and then his. Efg mark photographer target the end. Markets may have it folks. Thank you again for coming onto this chess. i'm rob lee for andrew. Murray saying In and around baltimore he's got to look for..
"murray" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"We have a meeting. I showed them sketch. Or this is what i want to get it done and i are a require not require. I want them to do the same. And we come back to to the table and make sure that you know the plan. Looks like what we all want. It sounds very e- head coach oriented like when somebody's going through. What is that a black monday and coaches getting fired at the nfl season looking at coordinators. First they're looking at those hotels. It's like you got to keep that person pocket right so he's going to make a decision right. So so that. That one thing that comes to mind. It doesn't have to be the most major but it has it has to be something that pops in your head like. You wish you knew when you first got started in this photography space i think maybe A better understanding gliding. So i tell people what you get like. A bunch of photographers. Everyone's shoots everyone does their think so it has to be a separation between rob andrew like what's different twin work for me. I put a lot of my work on my lighting lighting on my page. Must i want to believe that my stuff is vibrant right. I was. i'd had a better. I knew about lighting studying lighting. But i have a phone call. So and i can i purposely. Look at it and tell me where the sun is at. I look at the sign a lot. I look at the start. Anything that anything that luminated a look at it. And i'm like wow can recreate that. How can i do how can i. How can i take what. I see outside soccer. That's all you do it studio lights. You're trying to recreate the sun or you're trying to read. We create a light mood by out of have more understanding. Because i was gonna like i. I wanted to shoot our shoot ten models this week. Thirty miles nash was gone in and the work was not really strong. And when you reach out to models hey on a shooting and they would courteous courteous. Busy got going on. But you you knew at the hand enough they. Nfl my work. But i was. I had a on his standard. But i'm also one of the people that i think your time is your time so as much as i say that you know if i have a better understanding law abiding and if you'd ask me a question now out of says something different so i'm i'm happy where i'm at and it's almost like i'm nowhere where i need to be you and i think that's the driving thing to where it's like. Oh yeah i wanna learn this new thing to edge there toolkit or what have you and i think that's the thing that's always lowering an attractive for practice..
"murray" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"I can look at it so i tell people all the time. Push pasha progress. So most of us like so. You think about what you're doing push ups right. Brothers always getting to push right. So muslims like obama did schettino. I'm going to twenty five to thirty right. So that's your goal to do. Twenty five thirty my push past progresses. Okay so my goal is twenty five. I'm hitting thirty five because because when you get at you at twenty six to arm start to barn right if you can get between twenty six thirty five. The gist of mental discipline. That goes in that. That barn takes you to ev. You gotta go. i'd like. I live for the opportunity to push pass. Well like i when i present some i do work. I don't really like that's nice. I i like it. But i love the energy in putting it together. I love the energy and being in the studio. You know like this is a reflection of my progress. That's all it is not. I like what you said like. that's i live for. Let me go pass. Let let me let me continue to grind because like for here for the trophy. It's time to talk with people like why don't you just satisfied with x. y. and lake. Yeah i'm not chasing varietal. I don't i don't want that is coming from me. And i'm looking for while enjoying what i'm doing. Well enjoying the process and join conversations like this right ultimately. I'm looking for win. I don't know what makes me satisfy. You don't be sad that they don't be. Your satisfaction is the unsatisfactory. Know like i tell. People be uncomfortable with comfort. I don't want it now. I love that. I eat that up and you got an amazing voice. I was like this guy needs to be on cable something but anyways they appreciate So let's see. I've been accused of this recently. Because we been doing. A few photo shoots my different Co host and people. I'm working with some folks have photogenic others. I read that there there are. Some people aren't read that your background is in. That model developed nate coaching kind of space as well share your observations as a coach or how people can be more photo. I mean i think so. Different people have appealing regardless right so meaning like you see a gentleman. He's very handsome gentlemen. He's middle aged fifty brown skin and got gray hair and grey beard. He becomes attracted right when he was twenty. He might not have that facial hairs and some people myself he looks okay but i think the goal of making people photogenic is making people comfortable who they are. A lot of times person will say about say to you rob. What's your your best side. You put on my right side and most likely if you say you're issue less is never where you say is what you think it is because that's where you spend a lot of time you take yourself. He's on the same side. But one of the things that i i tend to do is So there's a gentleman by the name of jeff row house at new york nets really great photographer and he talks about the different shapes of is over oval blonde. There's a heart shaped phase..
"murray" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"Appreciate your having to emigrant so as you touched on earlier the homie alpha connected things. He hit me up and he was like you need to reach out. I was like all right. That's a bad it was really expeditious. So for those who are who are not dip. You're unfamiliar speak on what your work is. I'm going to give that thousand foot view so you just put it out. You describe your working and put it out there for the folks on said you see my shirt. This is like my mantra and says zone in so my work is about a connection is about energy is it's like colors. Instructions is just like that is in a training like creative souls. So i i really think my work is really is really inexperienced. Slash is the moment right. So you're gonna get an experience because we're gonna we're gonna enjoy the music. We're going to join the pos in it's going to be a lot of action Robert frank is wanted to either photographer. I study and he. He's one of his greatest quotes. Is the photographs. Showed the humanity of the moment. that's really important. So my my my pitches you know when you can't you can't really see the humanity your said up staging a pitcher. Sometimes you can't see it. So if i describe workers dislike. It's like an experience in a movement. You know what i mean like. It's not it's not a movement a sense that you know we are going to congress in trying on push a bill but is this a movement of people that really believe his art and his passing it in the open dodge in his works and they really want to put out this work because they got all this work inside of them. So i'm not. I'm not a norm. You know. And i'm not trying to be known but my work is about energy and colors and vibrance and you know just the experience can tell you you know. Yeah i mean even in looking at the fortress behind you on your wall already see the color that's popping even even to what you're aware the tired at your where i see this lakers such.
"murray" Discussed on Snarf Talk
"I guess part of it is like ranking the movies to even though. This is bill murray. Yeah so is it gets that thing like are you. ranking bill. Murray raking the movies that bill. Murray in caddyshack someone the grace. If we were doing that i would have ranked us different. I don't know i'm looking at bill. Murray movies i consider caddyshack to via bill murray movie and as a movie. It's the best one. It's amazing movie. So can yeah. I could see what you're saying and it totally makes sense anyway. It doesn't really matter. It doesn't i got it number one. Everybody loves caddyshack. It's the most quotable movie of all time is bill. Murray have as much screen time in his other movies now. Should i have done it that way. I don't care doesn't matter does. it doesn't change anything. He's great moments in it. Yeah guess when you're thinking about it. Sodas had night so does chevy chase. They all have great moments in it. But i'm gonna hung up on it. We all love caddyshack. It's everybody does literally one of the best comedies of all time. My favorite is just the gopher dancing at the end. That's the only reason why i watch. And then i love how they replaced bill. Murray dan aykroyd the great number. Your number one is ghostbusters. Yes my number one is about. It is it. Is life changing. They haven't done. I haven't seen a movie like this since this movie came out like the way it's impacted me no a you've seen it like no. There hasn't been a movie like this. Ghostbusters is john of movie. Yes it is. It's its own thing. I feel like stranger. Things is trying to tap into mean and it's a sci-fi movie at the same time. I know the reason i say that is because they're doing like aliens type stuff you don't see ghosts and a a crew of people trying to get rid of ghosts. Bust them if you will you know and the way all the way just took hold of the culture sigourney. Weaver was amazing. Yes and rick moranis. Rick moranis was amazed and aykroyd. Who wrote the movie based on his own life experiences. His dad was a paranormal investigator. He wrote the movie based on his own life experience. It's unbelievable getting earning him. Ernie hudson while ernie hudson's in the second one he's in the first one to z in the fafsa herald ramos carol ramos. And that's it ernie hudson bill. Murray dan aykroyd narrow getting those guys get like. You can't replace those four men.
"murray" Discussed on Snarf Talk
"Every time i watch it holds up. I completely agree. We're gonna talk about it again. Both of them. By the way. I just kinda i mean if i can lump them together that'd be great. That's what i was gonna. I obviously the first one is a superior movie yes. Bill murray is amazing. But i love the second one to even though it catches some how we're going to find. Yeah i like the second one la your number two my number two stripes. This is like bill murray. She traits do..
"murray" Discussed on Snarf Talk
"And there was one moment when chevy chase's is just like yes. I know you could tell you. I thought it was great rate. Watch but then Who was it that got in between. John belushi john blue because he's the one who set it all up. Yes and was a joke. Yeah he told bill. Murray some things as a joke. To get him all riled up. And then bill murray gatt pissed and said some shit to chevy chase and then so he heard about it right before the show started to air and then he went back to his dressing room and walked into his dressing room and said like you ever say that should again like shit. Yeah kick the shit out of you. And then chevy chase. I don't know if you know this but was from like the east coast like connecticut. Extremely wealthy family. Oh he was born very wealthy. I didn't know went to harvard. He was part of the national lampoon with the harvard. Lampoon was actually a part of it. Yeah yeah that's how he got. They had a funnel from lampoon to live that was like the final and then it became second city later on. Okay with bill murray. I think yeah second city chicago guys. Both of them should job. Yeah all of them and everybody after that. yeah. I'm chicago better became the funnel to sarah life after that. Yeah but anyway. It was interesting now. We're at number number three number three. Yes my number. Three is another wes anderson movie. My last sanderson movie on the list and it is royal tannenbaums. Yes it is by. Far my favorite wes anderson movie. I guess do have another one. And i thought about putting on my list moon rice kingdom. I really love that movie you know what. I've never gotten all the way through it. I don't know. is that the boy scout one. yeah. I don't know how. I've tried to watch it twice and i fell asleep both times and i've never finished again the can. I've heard i have another friend of mine. That is loves anderson. And he says that's his favorite movie moon rise kingdom rivals royal tenenbaums. That's why just said..
"murray" Discussed on Snarf Talk
"And if i remember correctly like it's one of those things where like they have feelings for each other but they can't really figure out if it's romantic or like a mentor monty. And then there's like younger. I think it's giovanni preview. There's like other men more age. It was a good movie. Check it out for sure okay. Don't expect like a lot of story. It's a very tonal movie. So it's it's not like a narrative lee strong movie. Yeah it just sets a tone really well and then you kind of just. It's just a cool movie. You know what. I mean Kinda got a vibe to it. That's interesting enough. That holds your attention. I gotta watch it that. That description grabs my attention. And what i've read about. It has grabbed my attention. And it's something. I think i definitely need to see and it might change my list in the future. That one apology original screenplay the kademi awards. She was nominated for best picture. Best director and best actor bill. Murray was nominated for best actor. Yeah and that was the first woman. Sofia coppola was. The first woman nominated as best director for a major motion picture at the oscars. Her dad is francis. Ford coppola of the godfather. Right the guy so my number seven her cousin nicholas cage correct which is last name also coppola. He's changed and i saw recently in a think. It's on either netflix or amazon. But there was a movie that came out. I think last year that came and went. It's called jujitsu. And that's what nick eight. I saw that as well. I got a terrible rate. I know but i wanna watch it. Do you really yes. I watched the trailer for it. And i was like i watched the trailer and it was kind of intrigued and then i looked it up. I m d in a scott such terrible rating. That's why passed it over. I should've never looked up the rating. I should have just watched it at the time. All right your number seven my number seven. Oh boy we gotta start is probably like wildly underrated but again we're talking about bill murray movies and he is the smallest of side characters in.
"murray" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"Tv chris man. The nuggets needed this kind of win. Not just for themselves for coach malone for all of us. It was devastating. Seeing jamal. murray go down. I think we all kind of knew it was going to be a bad injury but man chris. They really needed this kind of win last night. Yeah yeah they did just to reaffirm to. I think i think internally. They understood that they are still a very formidable basketball team. But i think you know. I it is nice to go out and and you know and handle your business against a quality opponent like the miami but i think it's also you know beneficial for them to show the rest of us that okay. Yeah you know. This team obviously isn't as powerful as it was with with with jamal murray but it's still pretty powerful team and and You know on these nights they can still go out and if they taking care of business. Walk away with fifteen. Twenty point. Victory nasa what they did with the miami now chris. I wanna be careful here. Because i've said things. I hate jamal. Murray that's devastating to see and it certainly hurts their chances no question as far as winning a title but jamal has had some of those games so at the courses sees were maybe was banged up whatever but it was kind of moral good not necessarily.
"murray" Discussed on Horizon Talk Radio's podcast
"Hello this is l. murray here. They know me as a comedian. Today on how you doing very well thank you asked the pilot and he has a new band called the fuck ups. that's right. yes album backups. 'cause we run out of claiming ideas but we today with the album. The album released on the first of march. I've received the album and also the single hands up get down. It's a cracking track. Seen does the hazy summer groove for pants is of all ages. That just about sums up thing with hands up is you. So the record has led to different startles on. And that's how sort of channeling you're trying to be monday. Sort of thing. And then there's loads of other different cultures. Powell talk themselves punk kid things as some things straight. Talk way it And you know he's going through someone's collection. That's where i thought. Because when i was listening to the album last night but kept playing constantly and hot. Tub is a favourite. Because it's like who's going to be in the hot tub. You probably won't lose a different people to be in the hot tub. When i was listening to some of the lyrics are found quite lifted in different anoxia. Say the album it has different styles in the and that's what i like about six piece bond. Chris is on the vocals. You've got robert. Hodges aka bobby. Bluebell on guitar. Yes the parents have mixed christie's thing and then you mccain was lake it's ours. They're journalist deeply right comment in scotland. Base chris our bass player from the enough as an it manager. and then. we've neil murray his people that and then you said. James polk bluebell. So is one of its place and so we have a song writer who had a number one single in the ban and it's the most amazing thing if you write.