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‘Fight on’: Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai tells staff

BBC Newshour

05:51 min | 3 d ago

‘Fight on’: Arrested Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai tells staff

"Kong media tycoon and pro democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai has urged his fellow citizens to fight on against Beijing's new security law for Hong Kong. Recently released after his dramatic arrest on Monday, Jimmy Lai said he would continue to be unapologetically critical of Beijing. Mr Lyte runs the Apple Daily tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong as part of his next digital media group. 200 police officers raided his newsroom at the start of this week. We managed to talk to him earlier today, and I asked him if he saw his arrest coming. I was expecting this, but not soon. Because the national security go has such a re bonds from the international community and you as the using a team sanctions against the people who are responsible and all that. You know, Hongkong people were alarm like 30% off the business leaders that they're moving, or did he move business elsewhere? And 40% sadistic emigrate. And those are the elites so you can consider what the pending the ordinary people really a feeling. So I thought that the Chinese the city CCP should have found that there's a blunder and they was kept low key and knocked on the actuators. That's so speculated all When I saw the bodies came into my house seven o'clock in the morning, the day before yesterday ideal. I was too optimistic and lung of the policeman. Spoke. Mandiri so even is actually was said to be. The law is still more being control by the Hong Kong police. Which is the press. I think, tell us about the moment you were arrested. Tell us where they took you. What happened? That's not the first time I was arrested. I was arrested 213 times before. This time. They said that he's a national security door, which is more scary. I just forgot what I felt. You know, I just asked them, OK, Can I go up and have a bath and change because I just finished my exercise? And they said, Let's make you crave, but we have the follow you. You can't close it all When you bath. The police has to be outside watching me, and that's a very unusual as last time was not a serious Estes. I was not thinking about anything else. Maybe I was feeling a bit numb. Let's see what happens. They handcuffed me and send me to the police station. What sort of questions? Did they ask you in detention? I would remain silent. You know, they shall be a lot of interviews that I did before Two lifers and also some off my treater Lifestream on supposed Nate. Those are things that I have wildly the National security law, and that's it all remains silent. I didn't give any answer Both your sons were arrested, too focused charges because they have nothing to do with my business. Are you worried that eventually you could be taken to mainland China to face detention and questioning maybe even trial there. By worry above. This is a lot less because I can see that the lesson Secretary Law Department is under the control of Hong Kong police. Don't Aziz worry as I was before about being sent to China, But you never know. You understand how you stand out for the authorities in Beijing being the only Major media owner in Hong Kong without any links to the Chinese state. Yes, that's why I'm the target, and I knew that was a hug it and I knew that I would have to face up to whatever that comedian exercise that they will have to do to me on. I didn't prepare as early as the day before yesterday. What do you say to those in Hong Kong who still campaign against the law? While I think that we will have to see what happens, you know, because nobody can campaign against them or any way not. But the law is an honor. I think Hong Kong people were very angry when I was a rest. You know, you could see that I was stopped. Price drop admittedly. But then He's gone up like almost a few 100 times, just because people showed their support. And when he's not horse racing Day, we so less than 100,000 papers and yes, they we so about half a 1,000,000 your arrest on Monday will inevitably make you something of a figurehead for the opposition movement. How do you feel about that? Well, the way I feel that his owner, because when I was in the custody, I could not sleep. You know the night before I was thinking if I knew that what's gonna happen to me now? And even further more hardship. Would I have done the same thing and I form above this and said, Oh, maybe, you know, I would not have another way. This is my character and the character is destiny, and once I accept my destiny is so slight accepted. God's pressing. I was all the sudden, very relieved and said that whatever comes there will be depressing for God. It sounds like you're very much expecting more brushes with Beijing. Well, if they started, they will stop right. So it's just the beginning. A lot more people will probably be arrested as you were. What's your message to Hong Kong now? They come. I think we have to be a bloke cautious. You know what assistance to reserve our rule of law and freedom and also the same time. You know, we have to be more careful and more creative in the way that we persists. Our resistance. We can't do the same thing we did before, and we can be a heretical before especially young people. Because the more radical the sort of life spend we have, you know, fighting. We had to really used our brain and patience because this's a long fight. Radicalism is not for long. Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong and

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US-China rivalry hinders a struggling HSBC

Bloomberg Daybreak Weekend

05:29 min | Last week

US-China rivalry hinders a struggling HSBC

"We've seen fall out over the UK is World Way decision suspensions of extradition treaties on most recently. Hong Kong considering on election delay That could mean HSBC's business shift may prove untenable under its current structure being listed in the UK and Hong Kong while supporting China's national security law, expectations of more drastic action on earnings, they are increasing well for more on this. We're joined by Bloomberg Finance reporter Harry Wilson. Thank you so much for being with me, Harry. Look, first of all on H S B. C. It was unusual, wasn't it? That HSBC made the statement that it did about China's controversial A new law that effects Hong Kong. Why do you think they did that? I can only surmise they come on the enormous amount of pressure to say something on it. Normally, banks, particularly HSBC have like to remain entirely apolitical. Getting into politics just isn't in the DNA. And I think the fact that they felt they had to come out and say something publicly shows that probably not saying something will was seen as a school, too. So we certainly have picked up in the last couple of months that our thanks senior to perfectly are getting a little hum. I think a lot of cools a lot of Um ah, imploring from their Asian businesses to basically toe the line of it more when when it comes to Christo. Events in Hong Kong and China. Okay, so that on the security law on the flipside, of course, the pressure in response to that Was was also apply from the UK side. So it's kind of ratcheted up the political pressure you know, on in both parts of their business, surely Yes. So they are getting pressure from all sides. Not just something you came to. The U. S. Is also called him out over this and they're really in a very difficult position because effectively theory some game we'll have You say that since Beijing China onside Is seen in the West to UK us being, uh, essentially going against Western policy, so there isn't really a wind for them haters. In some positions, they can take the fetal sides happy so But trying to be trying to walk a line between them, which sees the increasingly difficult Do you think things matters are going to get worse? And how does it affect the business going forwards? It's a UK bank, but that makes most of its money in Asia. Well, exactly of you should go back with the ancient history of HSBC in the late eighties early nineties recognized this issue, which is why they part of reason why they decided first byway and size of Midland Bank and build up a business. Outside of Asia more than they had at the time, and that was, in part at least a recognition that the situation could become more difficult. Posi handover of Hong Kong in 1997 Now what we've seen since 1997 attempts become a global bank has hit some some brake blocks from headwinds off late, So now they find themselves in a situation where There probably is exposed to Asia optically Hong Kong as they have ever been on that places them in a very difficult position. Because see they want to continue doing business in Hong Kong that increasing against me that they got here to the lines of China, But of course that puts a man on a collision course with Earth. With the U K and the Y the West. So how do you think that this is going to be expressed then? Potentially in earnings? I don't think we're going to really see anything. Take Lee and the earnings on this Aziz yet we're really in the Very early stages off this spook growing political contest between between China and Hong Kong itself. These Already in a family, the procession and that that is really with us China trade tensions or the problems we've we've been talking about just now, that's more to do with Corona virus before about the political people. We saw lately in Hong Kong. I think they probably were looking more 5 10 years out. It could be the case that you start to see a kind of maybe death of 1000 cups and those who have so little losses here and there now see that that is very well aware of that on there going to be looking through everything they can to make sure that that happens. Things are they increasingly difficult environments in which to do business, particularly in a country like China. Where are you? Nate is very important that You are being It seemed to be supportive off Chinese

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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

The Vergecast

46:42 min | 2 weeks ago

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.

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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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Demi Moore Says Ex Bruce Willis Is to Blame for Her Bathroom Carpet

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Demi Moore Says Ex Bruce Willis Is to Blame for Her Bathroom Carpet

"Hey look. I want to offend anyone. That has a carpeted bathroom I'm just saying. I couldn't do it. knows. There's too much stuff. splattering around, you know what I'm saying. It's not sanitary going. I'm not the scientists. Here I'm just saying for me I couldn't do a carpet bathroom, but Demi Moore is getting so much crap so to speak. About her brown carpeted bathroom. You See. Have you seen pictures of their? Argument, carpet your bathroom. Brown is probably the best color you could use. See No, I was gonna say the worst color you could use because. You know I get you. Do poop in there but I don't want to be reminded of it when I walk in, and that's what it's going to remind me of wouldn't go with that Gandhi. It just the entire bathroom. The setup of it seemed very much straight out of nate's favor. Show the golden girls. It was like this Old Lady Lounge with like Brown shag carpeting, some floral couch in this weird vanity setup behind it where she was also working in her bathroom. There's a Joan of Arc statue in the corner. Now we're talking hus-. Demi Moore's bathroom I think she says that her ex husband Bruce Willis decided to design the bathroom. It's in their Idaho. House right so I. Guess the houses from the eighties. I'm guessing.

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From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

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From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

"And we're back in today's episode. I speak with Michael, Pimentel. Michael Story is fascinating worked in the glassblowing industry specifically for film sets for nine years before he started teaching himself how to Code. And what makes him even more? Interesting is the fact that he doesn't have a college degree. Anti never went to a coding bootcamp. He is entirely self-taught. and. That is exactly what we're GONNA be talking about today. How he taught himself to code. WOW, working fulltime. How guys first job in tack and how he got more roles in the tech industry as time went on. If you tips for staying motivated while learning how to Code. This episode is for you enjoy. Hey. Michael. Thank you so much for coming on the show today. It will on six February I'm real excited to talk with you. You have like interesting. Self taught experience in. That's what I would like to dive into I. Could you share with us how you got started in software engineering? Absolutely so kind of Story kind of goes back to a few years ago when I was working for a company that made life for the film industry now working there as a manufacturer glassblowing really interesting work. Kind of working in a manufacturing type of shop warehouse, loud, working on a lay, that spun in a really hot environment I was there for a really long time and things just. Kinda didn't progress in terms of career. Wise and financially it was just really typical I live in California and California being one of the most expensive place live. It just wasn't sustainable. married and I have a child and that it just wasn't something that I could maintain so it kind of motivated me to start thinking I need to. Probably either go back to school or another another route career choice so i. can you know build to support and have a career that can provide general finance, support and everything like that, so it kind of led me to back to. My interest in computers and everything like that, so I started to do some online, searching and everything like that and it. Brought me to software development coding, you know some booming career choice that is really big right now and everything like that was like okay. Maybe I should go back to school for that, but at the time it really wasn't the best option I went acted. As a couple of glasses time, that's what I could afford at my community college, and then just got really difficult to maintain a full-time job and take one or two classes, and it got really expensive, because my wife was what was going to school in college and everything like that, so it was really difficult for us to support both less going especially you know. Not really knowing what I wanted to do. So I I did a lot of searching and I came across recode camp and recode camp. You know like when you get on their landing page. It's like learning one to code for free and always people learn this way and I was like wait three. This isn't make sense. This will usually scams off there. Start off Rian. Then you have to pay something and everything like that and you know to my surprise actually was free, and then so I started I jumped right in, and just started to go to the curriculum, and it sparked my interest and I was like. Wow, this is really cool. It's it kind of. Goes about in a way that. Gets you interested really quickly? You know with hd Mounsey assassin how you can get feedback on the webpage really quickly. Let's kind of how it started because I. Just I just couldn't go. That route was a canoe into school because it was just really expensive and I already had like a car loan, I couldn't get like student loan. It was just wasn't really practical. It's like cave. Do put myself some really extreme debt that I don't know if it's GonNa lead to something. That's GONNA pay in the end so I had to find another option and looked like learning to code on my own free resources when that resource beginning with recode camp was was the route I took. Awesome so I, want to backtrack a little bit to your. Your work before you got into coding, so you you okay? You said he was a manufacturing role. I haven't made notes that you were a glass blower which anti note that is for movies today shows. Definitely. What is it glasses? Sure okay, so a glass blower, typically like of someone like Google glass large usually someone that takes some raw material which consists of the materials, t make glass essentially depending on what what the? The. End Product is going to be different types of glass. Of course so basically you take them in you hit Heaton furnace, or with a really hot torture claim so that it becomes like in this malleable state, and then you shape it essentially so what I did there? We work on a leave, and we basically built like the light bulb globe. It's spun on a lathe and then you would really. Really hot with a hydrogen oxygen burners, two thousand degrees, and then you shape it based on certain dimensions so basically they would take that, and then we'd have a filament type that would basically you know, have some kind of chemical reaction than light up base off whatever the the fixture needed you know for the filming, so the specific light that they made there was an Hmo which is like a chemical. Name that I really don't know all the details into it, but it basically replicates the color of the sun so like if you see like on film sets, use those lights that kind of are the background that make everything look real, daytime and night-time filming. Those are the lights that we made when I worked there we're one of the few American companies still made them like with our hands, still as opposed to a machine meaning making them in a in a warehouse somewhere. But in a sense, essentially, that's what it was. We were just making them with a glassblowing. That's what I did while working there while I think nine or ten years. We Really, oh my goodness. Wow so start I'm surprised. It was that long because for people. Listening to this show were actually speaking through video so I can see you so I'm like. Wow doesn't look like he can hold a John. Young so young to have a job for that long. Then start another career. Okay? Wow, that awful. How did you get into that? Because that feels very niche, you're essentially making bulldogs. That camera crews in production crews are using on the sets of TV shows I mean. We were chatting before we recorded you live in California. I know like the entertainment industry is. In the movie industry in all of that is obviously very prominent out there is that kind of how that happened or It's interesting so actually the reason why I got into it is because my dad worked in that industry or like thirty years, and I had come out of working at John Juice and I was their. First job actually was working as a team member workup to insistent manager, and then eventually needed to make more money, because I got married at a really young so I. My dad ended up helping me getting the job there and you know I just ended up staying there for a really long time, but it's really how I got into. It was as my dad was in that industry longtime. He had connections and everything like that. Dot It. Did you go to a trade school or anything for glassblowing? No I actually just learned on the job. And still to this day is one of the most difficult things that I've ever done. Physically I for almost anything that can compare it to I think. Programming is its own challenge, but is like the hardest physical. Thing I've ever had to learn because it was like. If you don't do it right the first time, then you ruin it. So there's no going back and fixing it once. You kind of ruin it because the glass that we would work with you'd have to mix it with metals, and then once it's kind of melted to a certain point, you can't go back in extract those materials out of the glass, so it's Kinda ruined. If you don't do it, right is probably there really nerve, wracking or when I did that job. Yeah Wow, it also sounds like it could be dangerous if you're working as really like high temperatures. Absolutely I got burned really bad third degree burns I have degree burns like all my arm from it, but yeah, it was. It's definitely. Was I'm just curious. Did that have any role in your decision to look for a new job like I? Know you mentioned like the financial side, but were there other things, too? Yeah absolutely a that part being okay, so the big part, actually a aside from like the financial reasons that it just didn't pay that much. It was the work environments. It is in the Central Valley of California which in the summertime gets you know triple digits consistently and the warehouse that it is done is basically like a garage. It doesn't have an air condition. It doesn't have any of those things so the environment itself was. was just really really taxing. There's been a couple of times when I had gotten heat exhaustion, I got sent home because of it because like say it's one hundred, three, hundred ten, even outside inside that shop where you'd be working is a hundred twenty one hundred thirty degrees, and it was just unbearable is the if you've our to look back on some old twitter posts? I probably have pictures of like a thermometer in the area. And it's just like maxed out because it was just so hot, but yeah, that's that's probably WANNA be. A motivating factors to wanting to look for another job. It got to point where I was like. I need to get out of here. No matter what this job is just killing me physically, and you know a lot of other reasons you can imagine in an environment like that the people that you tend to work around kind of like really. Not The best work environment because you know on a lot of stress and you know tend not to get along very well when they're under a lot of stress is mentally and just everything that came along with that job, so it just became kind of like a hostile work environment as well so it was like a lot of. Factors that Kinda came into me like I have to get out of here you to find something else you know. Yeah well I mean that definitely makes sense. There's a few other people or one that is coming to mind that. We had on the show in a previous season. Whose name is Josh Camp? And he was a hope I. Stay this right a horse I think it's a horse fairer fairer, hope, number news right, but he would change the hooves on horses, which could also be really dangerous. Obviously, a horse kicks you and I believe it was an injury that ultimately led him to. You know look for other work in in what will link to that in the show notes for people listening now 'cause it. Was You know a few years back when we had on the show and any other episode, I believe it could have had a few where there was someone with a moron. Sick physically dangerous or physically labor job, and that's kind of what led them to to make a pretty big pivot because I can like working for you as a glass blower in those in that environment, physical Super Super Hot. It's totally different from working as a software engineer. And when you started coding, you mentioned using Free Co camp in other free resources. Were you still working fulltime as the glass blower and you are learning outside of that? Yes I was so I would I had a fulltime job there, and because of the heat I would work really really early hours I try to go in his earliest possible as three in the morning. Get off at noon or whatever it was Leonard Twelve so that time that I would get off of course I'd already so exhausted. Matt jobs so I have to go home and sleep a little bit and then. The thing with those interesting with that is. It was hard for me to be going having a fulltime job like that. Maybe some people can relate to that. You know like a maybe just a fulltime job in general is exhausting, but this job probably pushed it because of the environment itself the hostility behind it. That kind of gave me more motivation to be like you know what I'm really tired right now. And I'm not really motivated to to learn coding complete, foreign and difficult, but when I get off work the way I did time, so you know wanting to leave that place so bad that it was just that extra boost motivation for me to learn and study and just do everything I needed to do to succeed in it on just because it was just so bad. I got desperate. Really desperate I just remember that I tend to forget that, but then when I do remember I'm like wow, it helps me to be like really grateful. You know to where I am now, and it was really hard working fulltime job in learning, because I did learn while working there probably about a year and a half, maybe almost two years I was learning. And There was there were times when I would make huge progresses, but then. At the same time thinking like is this really possible? How do people get a job doing? It's like yeah. I can build a website, but there's more to it you like. Is this all I need to get a job type thing you know But Yeah! It was it was hard and I. Don't want to say like Oh yeah. It's super easy because it. Wasn't especially having to work fulltime job in it's all I could just you know. Take days off now and everything like that. I had to work. But yeah. It was difficult. So you were. Doing ice, you said for like one and a half two years where you were doing boom things at the same time. appleaday mentioned this earlier, but you. Free Co camp. Did you use any other resources or you mentioned Community College? Were you taking classes there? Yeah so additional to recode camp so the there's a lot of other things that I did that helped me so free code camp opened up at the time. I haven't camp while, but at the time had lake. Away that you would join and beat up and it was through facebook. It was like face, looking need groups or something, and it was like find a recode camp. Meet up because I. Guess they had like an umbrella. Recode camp meet ups that you can join, and you would basically type in your city in order find the nearest one that was that was organized and everything like that, so I found one in my city and it was you know a few people apartment that would meet up in so I joined that group and I reached out on their. Pre Cochem does a really good job with trying to connect people, so it's like hey, introduce yourself in post on there, so that people can no, no your journey Cetera so i. did that and I ended up meeting up with the organizers of that? Meet Up. We met at starbucks talked about you know everything on learning this and that where you and Rico camped up thing so eventually, I got more involved in that met more people that were learning as well and then now it. Kinda led to Terry member Oh the Mita. Dot Com meet up. There was also the recode. KEMP MEDIA DOT COM for our area that was attached to that facebook group. And, he was like yeah. I just started this. Meet up group, so we can kind of be more broad for people that don't have facebook. We can just Kinda grow up there and he was like you WanNa, help me with that because you know. He was maintaining full job as well, and he needed someone to Kinda. Fill in that gap where he couldn't. You know sounds like yeah. Sure I could definitely help with that, so I helped him. kind of on the organization's portion of that. meet up and like. Hey, let's try to meet. Kind of swap the weeks you know will be on a Saturday one week and then. I'll take the next every type of thing we'd be out of starbucks. And then someone posted on the meet up of feed. Like hey does a hack upon coming up, you guys should come reach out and you know I think it was free, and it was in our area, so I went to the hacker thon and myself in a couple of other people that were in that group, and then we ended up a or ended meeting a few other people at that meet up. That were real professional programmers. At the thoughts I introduced myself to them and everything like that met some really really nice. And probably the most helpful in kind person was actually the the organizer of that Agathon. When. I met him and everything like that. He gave me his contact information in and said Hey, we should get together sometime. I'm Cha and he was a professional programmer, running his own business and everything like that, so eventually I stayed in contact with him, and I met up with him, and I told him my journey and what I'm trying to do, super supportive of us all about helping people in my situation, you know like make connections, and even even help them with an internship and everything like that, and that's Kinda weird kicked off actually where it went from me trying to learn to me, actually making connections in potentially those connections leading to jobs. That was huge. Actually so this person that ran out. Pakistan also ran his on meet up. and His name was a little bit more. Mature he had a organized large meet ups and organised like a speakers where he would teach people how to get started with a new technology and all that stuff you know, so. This percent met up with them, and they're willing to like. Hey, you WANNA work on a project with. Wow real project like that's what I need to experience with a project, so I met with him or opt in some of the people that worked with him, and he ended up working with a lot of other guys that or just people in general men and women that were like kind of doing their own thing that a little bit more advanced as As programmers they're building girl websites starting their own software business in lake, a consulting and everything like that. That's where kind of took off. Is that connection? You know I to a upon met some people, and then it led to more people that we're kind of in the same boat as me, and if they are more advanced, they're willing to help me. By struggled with something and everything like that. It was really a douse like typical in me being successful. Yeah that is a great story and Other interviews I've been doing this season. We invite the guests on, and we think they have a really interesting transformation. Story is kind of like who I've been really Trying to get on the show this season and every single person that I've interviewed so far and there's been you know. Handful have all. Had this like really awesome Lake County. Component to their story and men like Kinda. Showing how supportive the tech community is in in various ways, and it sounds like you found that you know through this. Through connections through other connections with more experienced people in the field that helped catapult you forward in the they were able to help support you in various ways and maybe help if you're stuck as you said, build your first project and I think that's really cool I. Think it's really good for beginners to hear that because I know when I first started out in probably you, too. I would imagine it can be really intimidating and feel like very overwhelming, and you can feel really alone, and it's like it's almost. I haven't experienced like trying to break into other industries, but in a lot of ways I feel like even though texts seemed really intense in really hard I mean it is, but there's just such kind and helpful people like a friend, totally random side story, but she's not intact. She was trying to break into. The entertainment like film like Moodley TV shows. and. She had to work at an unpaid internship for like a year in really like claw her way up. She actually does really awesome. producing on really awesome documentaries now but. It was like really hard, very competitive very very. Very like you know and I feel like the tech community is so different from that like it's. People are Super Helpful yeah definitely. I've heard that as well. I'm not sure if it's if it's like the demand in this industry that were like trying to get into maybe people, maybe a logical gotten to it, and they kind of see you know all the hard work that. It takes. I, guess that they want to help other people as well or like coming from something like my background and everything like that. They kind of want to help people as well, but yeah, I noticed that as well as a lot of really helpful people, even before I started going through the ups and everything I joined twitter, and that's when I found like just like a free code cannot co Newbie A. PODCAST are their Hashtag in general dislike just to get help and everything like that, and when I when I reached out that way, just random people that were professionals judgment like hey. I think I'll struggling with. Like centering Adib or CSS, something something kind of silly. You know I needed help with it and some random person was like. Hey, Gimme, your hub Repo albeit with that was like. Wow, some random person that realize but more Santander worked at Microsoft or something like that and are willing to help I didn't even know this person but yeah, definitely noticed that about the industry's is a lot of willing people to help you regardless. Of Your background and everything like that. Yeah another guest I. Literally just had on the podcast said that she had so many breakthroughs. A CAITLIN for people listening to the show and in episode Caitlin. She was talking about how she had so many breakthroughs on twitter asking for help in people that she didn't even know. Offering to help her in various capacities, I feel like twitter is such a good. Well, it's funny. Because social media like every platform kind of has its own. Little like corner or whatever it could be really good for certain things and I feel like asking for help. Like in that way. Twitter is awesome because people will jump in people. It's almost like a forum, but it's not, but people are very like. Communicate unlike you know instagram or something, which is mostly about the photos and it's. It's not the same kind of. Environment just different. Anyway, it's it's interesting. Yeah so switching gears a tiny bit I would like to hear about how the new ended up getting your first full-time real position. Yeah absolutely. So it was when our meet up grew so when I met this person a friend. His name is nate a probably. Give him recognition there because east been so huge in my in my career as a friend and generally slow parental today we kind of joined are meet ups and we grew into this big. Meet Up. And it was like three hundred people. We grew to over three hundred people, and then we. He had connections with someone that was really involved in trying to grow the tech scene in the Central Valley of California. Washable, probably think though in California. It's like tech everywhere. Tech is huge, but that's really isolated towards like Silicon Valley Bay area, and when you go to the outskirts where I live, it's like farms and orchards in just really like farmland in. The outskirts of all the techie over the hill and there's all the big central. Silicon Valley everything like that, but out here it's it's completely different. There's still a lot of factories out here and everything like that, so tech isn't the big thing out here, so he was trying to person. He tried to basically bring tech out this way like hey companies. There's a talent out here as well so he was a part of that big that this big movement. That's still going on today so anyways. We ended up getting a space with his help, and he supported he. He got funding for it and we moved our meet up there. And, we were able to go reach out to the computer. Science professors ask some of the community colleges. They are able to come out. We reached out to people that talk computer science in the high schools I reach people on facebook I went out trying to like introduce myself to all these people, so we can grow all his these groups that are people better in software or coating to hey, come to this, Mita because we can all grow with the tech in the valley, so we had this large event whereas kicking off are merging of our beat ups, and we had I think. Over one hundred fifty people like almost two hundred people from professors in computer science to high school teachers in computer science to people, learning and everything like that so I went up there and I was speaking in front of it, and I was basically motivating other people that were in my position like hey. You guys? Should really you know? I was trying to leaning towards free code camp like if you guys want to learn to cope because those people that were like thinking about it, you know not really that much into it, so I kind of wanted to focus on those people because that's where they had the experience of coming from so was like. Hey, you know it's not that hard to get into it. There's some really really great resources that are free. That doesn't cost anything you know. MEET UPS like this a lot of great connections here and people willing to help you. If you're struggling every twenty five solves talking. They're all that and at that. Meet up was a few other. That worked at companies nearby when Consulting Agency the the banks have some of their software people out in the Central Valley as well and a couple of of the people that were there were friends with my friend, nate, a one that have basically helped me out and everything that always connections. He introduced me to one of guys there and he said Hey his company's hiring. I want you. I want to introduce you to Michael and this is after all is kind of getting already getting. Getting experience with building some projects and everything and my friend was like. Yeah, he knows what he's doing now. He he's employable. He's definitely has experience with building front, and back and software and everything so introduced me to a friend of his name of Josh and he worked for a company that basically did consulting for like probations, law enforcement software. They did software for E N NJ Gallo, a lot of big companies, so they're really established there around for like twenty years so I met with him. And then he was like where we're actually looking for someone. More junior developer is like Amir number. We eventually had coffee. Just Kinda. Talk and everything like that and we just hit it off. We kind of our personalities. Kind of you know He. We liked hanging out and everything like that, so that kind of started like a friendship, you know. We talked for about a year and. And you'd help you with stuff like that and I was like. Hey, and he's like our company is kind of in the middle of Lake, you know hiring, but they kinda. Put a freeze on that everything like that, so after about a year when I. When I met him, he finally called me up one day, and the funny story is that I was getting to a point. In in learning how to Code and currently working where I was almost ready to give up, because it felt like I was putting effort and then. I wasn't getting any any reward from like. If I was applying everywhere and I wouldn't get any kind of response to resume. I reached out to people to help with resume all these things. Did I did a lot? Maybe not everything that could have just because I didn't know, but I felt like I was getting any hits on my resume or If I. DID GET A call. It was like you know I didn't know how to do some kind of algorithm that I didn't learn or memorize or whatever it was, so I was getting really discouraged, almost going to be like. Maybe I do need to go to school at unity at degree. Maybe I need to just join a boot camp or or joint something that is going to make me be more appealing to employers so I was looking. and. Just kind of getting really discouraged at that time. But the funny thing is that I got a call for my friend Josh and he goes. Hey, we have this contract coming up. We need to hire a developer and I've been talking to my boss about you and we'd like to bring you on. He's like. Of course we'll interview you and everything like that and he's like. Are you interested in? He's like. Like I'm almost one hundred percent, sure they've we bring you on because you know like I know you and I know your work, and I can help you and everything like that and I was like. Are you kidding me? And when he told me that I was thrilled, I was actually really scared. Same time this is reality is like real software coding. In, part of me was going to say no like I do this. This is too much like the difference between working on side projects that you know like whatever no one's really going to care about versus working on software that people use so I. I got really scared. I even once. My wife and I was like I. Don't know if I can do this like I'm GonNa. Quit my job and I go do this and then I fail. I can't go back to that job. I can't do that, you know. This is a big decision. You know I've been here for nine years or whatever it was. So ultimately, my my wife convinced me and was like you need to do this. People don't get good things unless they take some kind of risk. Regardless, you should try you know. So I call it my friend. I told him I concerns and Josh was like you know you're just trying to scare yourself out of. It Dude so just take it from me. I'm going to be there to help you, so don't worry us to take this. Just, take it you know and I was like. Okay, let's set up the interview and everything like that and goes all right, so set the interview and. They hired me. And that was basically it I started there with no professional experience. It was all because of someone was willing to help me know again back to that. You know this industry is always really helpful people that are willing to take a chance on you and help me help you and everything, and and and of course there's a lot of challenges you know working in in actually writing real software and everything like that, but in the long run it really helped me in was just huge into getting my job, and then after that first job. Of course, my resume after that just everyone always cared to look at it. You know I I didn't have nearly as. Much difficulty looking for next role after that I think it's like once you get your first job regardless of its junior level, or whatever in in this industry it kind of goes downhill OCTA that you actually get considered. You know you'll get your resume looked at. You'll get that first interview and everything like that. Yeah Wow, so. How long did you work there at the first job? And then what what kind? You don't have to get like super detailed, but like what kind of work redoing essentially. There year, so I started off working on a back end actually of in node framework, or on the no runtime. Basically, the contract was migrating some. It's funny because I went from like barely learning it in writing mostly front end to writing some back in code and the PRI, the contract was basically taking some old enterprise services that were written in Java and then rewriting them on no gs lambda, so that that was what I was doing for like the first four months and after that contract and they moved on to another. Another project and it was more full stack. It was job script. It was using angular on the front end no on the back end and some sequel server, but I got the rightful stack of front end back in using Java javascript note and everything like that. It was really fun. 'cause I got to work on two different big projects there and I learned so much. That's where my whole stack experience kind of took off I got I got to learn so much and the people that I worked with worse huge. It was just I can't even express how thankful I am to people that I work with there and I still am friends with them. That helped me explained things a broke things down. And having been able to understand these other languages. Yeah Wow and I know you recently got a laid off due to cove in nineteen. was that from this same employer or was this another job you had gotten after leaving that company? Another story so I was there at that company for about a year, and then towards the end my wife and I found out. We're GONNA. Have Child and so I needed to. That company was great for it was actually a bump in salary than I currently made up. My Company the light, Bulb Company, but it's I still needed to. I needed to progress I needed to move on and grow my career, and financially so I started to look I started. You know I even asked my boss at the time. I was like Hey I have a child, the ways or any chance that I can move up or anything like that, and you give me feedback, and it was like yeah, definitely, in whatever amount of time so I took that and say okay, that's CREPE. should start looking in see by even get my resume considered now that experience so I started to look, and then I got hired at a start up in the bay area and Silicon Valley. And I was there for almost a year way so i. don't want I. Don't want to interrupt you, but was at working remotely or you move there. I actually had hybrid role, so I would go into the office like an hour and a half commute two days a week. And then worked from home the other days, but yeah, it was a there. I got a taste of the whole silicon valley. Feel of how software companies ran, and my skills went up even higher because of that environment, but yeah, so I was there for about a year and It was a startup that wasn't able to get another round of funding, so actually we all. They started laying people off. fortunately they didn't lay the soccer team like right away, but since we found that out, we started to look all the engineers that worked at that company, or like Oh they're not getting. Funding is a good chance. They're gonNA lay people off, so we all started looking and I got hired at the Credit Union and I. was there for about a year? or about a year exactly actually, and due to the pandemic and everything like that they started to kind of restructure, reorganize everything and effected a lot of teams, including my own team and We're a part of that layoffs will. But yeah, it was. It was kind of something that I. Could. Imagine obviously has affected a lot of people everywhere, and it feels like it's just one of those times. That no-one can have planned for, but yeah. I've been a part of that have been affected by that as well. Yes, so justice like for myself in the listeners, so you basically had three different jobs like intech at this point in each for about a year. Give or take, so you essentially now have like three years of like fulltime software engineering experience. And the most recent position that you've got furloughed related offer a Is that a credit union? And what were you doing there so? It's interesting. 'cause you've such like different experience like from like like a consulting firm to a tech startup to credit union like I imagined that the experiences at each one were quite different like the environment of in the way people work in south. Absolutely so. Go working at a credit union, it's a pretty large credit union and the way things are done there as opposed to the other companies that I worked at. Worse it significantly different so look the startup that I worked at. They were pretty large. Start up there actually around for ten years they had employed over three hundred people. The engineering team was fifty engineers people and. They operated like they were a big tech company and everything like that, so but at the same time I had the experience of being able to shift. To project same time like there's times when I was working on a mobile APP and one for one sprint I'd be working on a whole two weeks on a mobile APP, and then I'd be pivoted to work on their web APP, clients. Front end code, and then after that I'd be working on some hardware code completely different working on a proprietary algorithm that needs to be converted in red on a mobile APP. It was different stuff all the time, and it was really exciting, but also really nerve wracking because of the context, switching a lot and learning new languages at the same time. So that was I learned a lot by lot of the fast paced stuff at that start up, and then when I got to the Credit Union. There was a little bit more relaxed because those only one product that I worked on essentially. Korb, inking APP and there I had a team of eight engineers that were dedicated for this core banking APP. I got brought on as a senior engineer there, and then that that role kind of pivoted towards a lead developer. I was on that project for about four months. And then my a boss. Promoted to the lead developer of that team so essentially there was a lot different roles because for one it was one project, and it was a mobile APP. I had experience with mobile APP at the other company, but not to this extent, it was just a huge mobile APP. And the primary, the primary objective being handling with people's money was probably a significant factor to the change of of like a importance of the application that part probably. At a lot to the stress when I worked knowing that you're working on something that deals with people's money and five hundred thousand active members so that was a big learning experience. And I do. I learned a lot of new stuff learned new languages learned how to do a lot of things that you wouldn't typically do web development, but yeah, it was a lot of differences in structure, probably a lot of different departments that you have to work with before you can get approval in changing something like maybe typically and. Change some piece of code that would maybe look slightly different, because it just makes more sense while at the Credit Union. It wasn't that simple. You had to get a lot of approvals and a lot of test. Writing to make sure lingers securer in a rented to different avenues. You know which was different. Yeah, that yeah makes dealing with financial information. You know sensitive data, and all that would be quite different. I imagined so now that your you by the time episode airs, you could already be in a new job, but. Being active in your job search now. What kind of company aiming to work out? What do you want to stay in like? The financial industry are trying to go back to a startup or maybe a consulting firm that you get to work all these different projects. Yeah, what were you? What did you like the most I guess? Let's see. Probably a ideally would wouldn't stay in the financial industry just because. All the little differences in how delayed development can be due to all those hoops. You have to jump through, but probably most fun I had was. Working in consulting agency. Because working so many different things. Different projects everything like that, but a lot of them had their own pros and cons. You know in terms of like. What I would prefer probably something that is more established due to. More stability just because of everything. That's going on right now. I've heard a lot of people have lost their jobs regardless of the industry even in software I would probably prefer stability. If I could choose regardless of the industry but Yeah. It's probably it's probably more geared towards that. You know what I can find that it is more stable and everything like that. I do have a few other avenues in alert. You know companies that I'm going through right now so I am confident that something will end soon. That's probably the good part is that they're still a high demand for software engineers and everything like that, so there's a lot of good a good places that are hiring right now and everything like that. But. They do specific Yeah Yeah Gotcha so I'm. Kind of jumping around here, but I really wanted to ask this question, and it goes back to your glassblowing experience. I was wondering if there was anything from that or your position before a Jumba juice that you. Were able to transfer or in some way to you in your job, your new job as a software developer. Probably the thing that. I don't know if it helped me, but there's a few different things probably so working probably in an environment that required me to have a lot of perseverance, probably aided to my benefit, and in general and just work ethic. It helps me To be able to deal with probably stresses and deadlines Challenges in my current role because I dealt with that a lot on any. Of can can relate to that. Is You know working in a place like that or just any kind of work that requires them to give a little bit extra is required, just laken. Succeed or do well their job. It probably just helps helped with those areas in work ethic to work hard enduro ally and everything like that but also know what I want going forward, and what I don't want in a career or or next role. Also of a big part of that. Working at that company helped me in was. Probably having difficult conversations with my employer I had a lot of those at that company and it prepared me to be able to deal with those difficult situations. A lot better at all night, other roles a and what I mean, my difficult situations, probably dealing with difficult people another one being having a conversation with your superiors about compensation You know asking for what you feel like. You deserve and everything like that I've had a lot of those, and they didn't go so well at that company that I feel really confident and know how to approach those types of people or Whenever those conversations need to happen, you know. It can be difficult for a lot of people, but I think have so much experience with it that it's. It's kind of more fluid and how to do in the right way. It's aided a lot in that in in my career going forward. Yeah that makes sense and like. I, I can only imagine like the stressors you deal with being in an environment with the glassblowing like Super Hot. You said you were sent home from heat exhaustion, the stress like literally the physical danger bringing yourself. It's like working from home as a software engineer or star office in Silicon. Valley is like the stress level would be so much less like the. They compare Cinderella the stressors you're dealing with compared to maybe like the ones at the other place. Yeah, like whole other scar accord whole other thing, right? We are like running at time and there's one last question I want to ask before we wrap this out and it's just if you could share any like final advice to people listening right now. Who are just starting out? Maybe they were where you were like. You know four or five years ago. Whenever whenever you got your start. What advice would you give them? All. Let's see so I. Think for one perseverence when things feel like it's difficult, it may be difficult at first, but the more and more you do it in the more and more you practice. You'll eventually understand it some complicated things that I. That I could not have imagined when I first started of doing I'm able to thoroughly explain. They seem like almost simple. Now I think the more and more you do it. The the more natural feel, and it'll be really simple. Just just keep on doing it and things easier. also in your journey and learning. It's really important to try to reach out to people to make connections go to meet UPS ask questions. Because those are going to be the areas where where you're gonNA find a connection that can help you find that career and ultimately successful in in this career field. But those are probably the two biggest ones is. Now I know it's hard at first, but it gets easier, and it gets fun on the challenges they start to face. Get really exciting, and it's really rewarding. Ultimately you know all hard work will pay off as long as you just keep to it. And it will pay off so yeah, awesome, great advice in a great way to end this interview. Thank you so much again for coming on. Where can people find you online? Yeah absolutely. Probably a mitre twitter, a twitter handle is mit p. j are eight eight. Or my website is just a my name, my first name Michael or implemental. Dial my personal, Mitchell my last name.

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What Have We Learned From Elijah Wald's Escaping The Delta

Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:02 min | Last month

What Have We Learned From Elijah Wald's Escaping The Delta

"It's time to let it roll. This is your host Nate Wilcox and we're doing a special. What have we learned episode once again with my friend and colleague Dr? Larry Campbell Yuri welcome back. Good to be here can't get good so today. We're GONNA. Look back on. Elijah Wald's book escaping the Delta and my interview that we did with him. and. We picked us up this book in that episode because. Other than Ed. Ward who basically taught me everything I. Know about analyzing music is a cultural history. Elijah Wald's books, this one and how Beatles destroyed rock and roll, which we'll talk about the next episode of what have we learned. Really expanded my mind because it took. It's a revisionist take on what has been disagree romanticized history of Robert Johnson, and the Delta Blues and found walls attempts to reevaluate Johnson. From the perspective of his peers and contemporaries, basically the black African that African American Blues Fan of the Nineteen Thirties and. Rather than from the perspective of generally white blues, fans of the nineteen sixties to now so it just totally blew my mind I tried to capture that to great interview. But the main point that the book put across that Robert Johnson was just a human being who sang and played beautifully. He wasn't a mythical figure. That probably wasn't really devil at the crossroads he wasn't. A country Bumpkin? He was a sophisticated sharp-dressed cat who travelled widely who listen to all kinds of music, not just what he heard live in the delta, but listen to the radio listener guards and learn so having said all that. How do you think we did did did I get that across in the interview with walled? Yeah, I think the book and the interview with Wall. You know Really, helps a flesh out. You know the the basic ideas that you were just talking about. And really helps to make it clear. that you know the blues artists of the late Twenties and early thirties in the early twenties really. Physically people that they were professionals. That they were participating in You know the creation of. New Cultural forms new sort of musical expressions. While at the same time. trying to freeze their audiences. Who had know? Fairly sophisticated demand and varying labs. Right so that the artists themselves as you suggested had to have A. Wide ranging set of skills, they had to have been aware of those sort of traditional musical expressions, and you know like in the case of the blues, things like Hollers and loans, and that sort of thing well also being aware of of popular music. Which by the nineteen thirties you're talking about. Artists like Duke. Ellington and Louis Armstrong and and People that are appearing in films on the radio, etc.. And so the picture of Blues. As this sort of backwater expression. Rural Culture Coming from people who were simply oppressed and trapped and you know on some level were expected to the ignorance. And poverty stricken just didn't hold you know I mean. You couldn't can be successful blues artists if you travel the country and rags. showed up at. Various venues unable to relate to modernizing audiences. And I think I think the book captures that really well. and. I thought your interview with Wall. Made that clear.

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Washington NFL team says it will retire Redskins name, logo

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

02:14 min | Last month

Washington NFL team says it will retire Redskins name, logo

"90 years. Washington D. C is pro football team is retiring the controversial Redskins mascot comas, Bill Swartz remind us of several schools in our state that changed racially offensive sports nicknames. Fight song and logo filled with stereotypes and insensitive words. Washington football team owner Dan Snyder announced the Redskins mascot is being dropped. He and coach Ron Rivera will find an appropriate nickname and logo going forward. Seattle's Nate Burlison played for the Seahawks and is a host on the NFL network. Just about time about time. There's been a lot of pressure on this organization, not just from the players, the fans but also now we know the sponsors, so This is a sport situation. It's a business situation, but more importantly, it's a humanity situation. So I'm glad that they decided to make the change Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Costas, not a fan of name changes, just a suit political correctness, But the Redskins had to go get yourself a dictionary. By definition. Redskins is an insult sports teams with Native American references date back to the 19 twenties in our state, the state normal school in Jeannie called its teams the savages until 1973 when now Eastern Washington University switched to the Eagles. Seattle you for several decades Homer, the chieftains. Now called the Red Hawks after a push from the Snoqualmie tribe is Aqua High School in 2003 moved from Indians two Eagles While many people have tried Renton High School remains the Indians curator Sarah Sampson, with rentals History Museum says the mascot was originally a tribute to a Duwamish tribal member and an outstanding student athlete Henry Moses. It was quite rare to see a native American playing on a team with all of the white boys. It was very rare, and they obviously did not react well. Toe losing, and so they started calling them the Indians. Henry's teammates took on the name and said, Yeah, where the Indians Moses widow, Christina, wrote a letter to the rent in schools, explaining the source of pride Indians still has for her family and the tribe. I'm

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Forests Getting Younger and Shorter

60-Second Science

02:07 min | Last month

Forests Getting Younger and Shorter

"They give us paper and fuel as well as vital ecological services like cleaning the air, storing carbon and providing habitat. We're talking about trees, of course, but changes in the environment largely caused by humans appear to be causing profound transformations in trees around the world in a new study scientists reviewed global research on trends, Intrigue Birth, growth and death. They combine those data with an analysis of deforestation, and they found that worldwide older trees are dying at higher rates than in the past due to factors like rising era, temperature, wildfires, drought, and pathogens, most of the drivers of that decrease of large trees are increasing themselves such as temperatures, going up droughts or more severe wildfires, windstorms and deforestation are all although variable across the globe. They're. Increasing in so both the loss has already occurred, but we expect more continued loss of big old trees. Nate McDowell an earth scientists at the civic. Northwest National Lab. Who is one of the study's authors? So if we have an increasing rate of death, particularly, the larger older trees. What's left are the younger trees, so that's why, on average through the loss of bigger older trees are forests are becoming inherently younger and shorter. This is a problem because old trees are vitally important for sure. The increase in death does limit the carbon storage of ecosystem and can forces system to become a carbon source to the atmosphere. Second reason we cares from biodiversity perspective. Will grow trees tend to house a higher biodiversity than young four STU. And the third reason is aesthetic as as a society. We care about these trees. We have national parks named after big trees. So there's a there's a personal reason for people to care about this as well.

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Giles Tongue - ChatableApps

Future Ear Radio

04:47 min | Last month

Giles Tongue - ChatableApps

"I'm Giles. Charitable APPs on responsible for elective laps. We've recently launched charitable on the IPHONE and Android. APP and I'm looking forward to telling you a little bit about what it does, and how it fits into the well today. Awesome well, thanks for joining US Giles. And then our other guest is actually a recurring guest my mate from Overseas Jeff Cooling Jeff. Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do. you. qualify. In orden's on them. I'm also Carter here nate now. which is predominantly, consumer focused sleep. On a voice on the we treat a smart independent ideology. Awesome well great well. Thank you for joining me today. I wanted to bring giles on us. The CEO of charitable, a very interesting new application that surfaced that I think has a lot of promise and I think it kind of speaks to happen right now. within you know sort of the the hearing loss industry, and some of the new solutions that are beginning to rise kind of stemming from the supercomputers that we all have in our pockets so we're going to get into the story of charitable how it works and the novel approach that they're taking. Wanted to bring Jeff on because I think jeff being the type of industry expert that he is. He's been in this industry for Wyle. His blog. Hearing a no is great, and it's just been a really good resource. I just figured that he would be Another great subject matter expert here to help to dive into this, so let's get right into. It Giles. Why don't you share a little bit of the background on charitable? How it started You know talk about Dr. Andy Simpson and some of the novel approaches that he's taking but just provide us a little bit of background on the Genesis of your company, and and how this thing came to be. Sure why don't we start with and then I'll go back to set set up so okay. charitable uses neuroscience led. To help people focus and here conversation essentially sound is going in conflicts that comes out simple. that makes compensation easy to follow and we're using just a small funds or an athlete says on the smart phone, and the user will get clear loud voice without any background noise the backgrounds of the company raise Andy Simpson Dr Andy Simpson and his way. In order to neuroscience and then using that understandings and this ai which we're now implementing on the small fine This is a lifetime of his work. He was a coder in the gains industry. Way Back when and Then moved into research and studying in this field devoted junior signs. Couple of years ago, he needed some help to turn the tech at and he came across the sound wave team, who just exited to spotify a brandon, and George and together with some investment liberals in with mark. Cuban they founded the company and then two. We've been working on building the the Athens what is today. joined about a year ago to outside product to market. And then about six weeks ago, we launched the IPHONE APP and really consider that as our launch, and I think during the course of recording. This will go through six thousand install so that's quite fun. That's awesome. As very cool, and how? How's that Ben Working with the cubes? He's like he's here every day on the back. That's cool, though that you guys got I mean. That's a really significant backer of technology and I think it does speak to you know the broader investing community is looking at this space in their recognizing look, there's a lot of people with hearing loss out there, and we need to kind of start to rethink the way in which we tackle this problem. Because for a long time, hearing aids have really only been the predominant solution that we've tried to you know. Try To us here and you know it's like not everything is a six thousand dollar problem are four thousand dollar problem or even. Even two thousand dollar problem and I think that's it's an important distinction to make as to why I think some of these new solutions that are more at based these sort of from the bottom up I think they meet a different type of need, Ben, what's been addressed before, and and that's part of the reason why? I'm so excited about what you are building. And I think it does speak to like okay so mark Cuban is getting involved in this space I think people are starting to see. There's a big picture here. There's a really big problem that we can solve.

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Boston's New England Patriots Cam Newton is the greatest QB in his division

One Bills Live

03:33 min | Last month

Boston's New England Patriots Cam Newton is the greatest QB in his division

"Further proven otherwise can't noon is now the best quarterback in his division right I mean he's the best quarterback in the division right now I mean he's won a lot of games and he's thrown a lot of touchdowns and he's big and he's strong and he's good mostly like arm he's good yeah and Alan and Donna are unproven they are and could that change after four weeks this year yeah that could change like cam Newton could end up getting benched for ineffective play and can't and and Josh Allen and Sam Darnold both look hot out of the gates and both are leading football in passing state statistic that could totally happen and I could you know eat my words I don't want to say I don't expect that to happen I sure hope it happens but as it stands right now to day and this is a criticism I have of people who are like Nate you said cam Newton could be better than Tom Brady this year are you crazy Tom Brady from five years ago and I just want to stop you there because this is a top twenty from five years ago this is Tom Brady from right now and Tom Brady right now is not the Tom Brady of even four or five months ago he is forty something I'm almost thirty and I can barely play thirty six holes of golf without needing a jacuzzi tub in a backrub so don't give up right now I know Tom Brady's in slightly better shape than me I will concede that he likely has a slightly more rigorous workout regimen I get it he might be paying slightly more money to you know trainers and consultants slightly more I will concede that but the idea that we can't say cam Newton to day right now side by side with Tom Brady and cam Newton if you're going to tell me that he is better I I I don't I don't know about that I I just I think if you got a look at it from a non biased lands in say yes Tom Brady has warped and walloped this team for twenty years I respect the hell out of Tom Brady and if you don't I don't know what you've been watching but what I'll say is if you compare the two two day not you can't cherry pick this you can't say Tom Brady from two years ago in cam Newton from six years ago like add up but that's that's not what we can do here in this in this argument so I don't know I think it's really interesting I think we're going to figure out what you have in cam Newton pretty early on but it can't do is healthy pestilence seven wins at least for the new in the pictures I don't know what you could have penciled in you know yesterday Saturday before cam Newton came out like that I don't know what you can pencil maybe you maybe you're thinking with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer whatever combination into going with their maybe you think therefore when football team I think that's crazy to think that with that defense yeah the news Kyle van Noy there was a couple other pieces but like that's again a defense that was literally last year considered maybe from a from an actual roster district and advanced analytics they appoint the best defense ever in terms of scoring and yardage output the fact that they're gonna lose one two players from a defense return everybody else that they're just gonna take this big dry I don't know

14 dead, 50 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings so far

Karen Conti

01:16 min | Last month

14 dead, 50 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings so far

"A driver now partly cloudy. My 87 from the WG and Weather Center. I'm like Hammer Nate in Chicago this weekend, More than 50 people have been shot, including at least 14 killed. Chicago police chief Fred Waller asking people of Chicago doom or to fight crime is going to stop. When is when are we gonna say enough is enough? One resident looking for answers. World is becoming the kind of world that you're really almost don't want your child in a group of angle would business owners are teaming up to try to get a handle on violence in their neighborhood? A day after a one year old boy was killed and his mother mother injured injured when when a a gunman gunman opened opened fire fire on on their their vehicle. vehicle. W W GM GM Serik Serik Wrong Wrong has has more more on on what what the the group group I'm I'm telling telling Don't Don't shoot shoot is is doing doing to to help help loosen loosen lips. lips. The The group group has has put put up up $25,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in charges they put up the same amount. Outstanding battle. Get going, put up 100 So you tell me with $100,000 we wore. Nobody's going to say to say nothing. The group even offered to pay the legal fees for the shooter's if they turn themselves in 10 year old girl was also

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A Turning Point: Race Relations In Sports

The Big Story

10:20 min | Last month

A Turning Point: Race Relations In Sports

"It has now been more than four weeks in George. Floyd was murdered nearly a month since we all watched him. Take his last breaths. It feels like so much is different, but real actionable change that takes time. Many who took to the streets in protests have now resumed their daily lives, so now seems appropriate to discuss how sport will handle affairs moving forward. As North American teams and Leagues Continue Their Return to play processes. It is vital that the conversations and promises made when the racial issue was hottest that they do not go away. In a few moments, we will welcome in our panel to discuss how that should happen, but first a look at how we got here in the first place. He will have color have been argued about beliefs, and that's not right. That's not right by any was standards. The point he was making gut twisted from the start. The beginning when Colin Kaepernick I made is public protests peacefully heap I sat on the bench during the national anthem to bring awareness. There's a lot of things that need to change once one specifically police brutality. There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. It was the summer of two thousand sixteen, when he bursts truly used his platform as an NFL quarterback to speak out against systemic racism by police in the weeks leading into that preseason payment. San Francisco capper Nick had watched. We all had. To white officers pinning down Alton Sterling. And pumping. into his chest and back. He saw the traffic stop in Minnesota when Philander Casteel was killed in front of his girlfriend in charge. And captured it could not understand how mental health therapist Charles Kinsey could be shot by police when he was lying on the ground with his arms up in the air, people of color have been targeted by police. Cops are getting paid leave. For killing people. That's not right. That's not right by anyone's standards. And yet from the beginning law in. pre-game gesture was misrepresented and downright manipulated. The Christ came that he was disrespecting the flag that it was a slap in the face to military personnel. But when active soldiers pointed out, they serve to provide their citizens with the freedom of speech that capture nick was exercising. That narrative quickly was quashed when army veterans who had been in battle, echoed that very sentiment out of national football league buildings team needs I would be disappointed if any of our players didn't stand up for the national anthem personally. I, look at that as a salute to the people who have paved the way for us. Our Organization believes that. You should. Respect the flag and so you'll save those individual decisions to expression show. On individual form. And that became the prevalent message. Don't do it here. Stick to sports. The underlying tone. How dare you protest without our approval we're. Do you get off? Colin Kaepernick criticizing anyone in another uniform. Right the men and women lead for this, I- scenic. First hand. For. Somebody do that to get paid millions of dollars. It's ridiculous. Cabinet remained undeterred. United States Army Bet. Nate! Boyer who did tours of duty in Iraq, and Afghanistan encouraged him to kneel and not sit. By, taking a knee voyeur told him you show your respect for fallen brothers that way. So capture nick did. And then more NFL players followed. And yet the public and political conversation in the US would not steer toward police brutality. No matter how much star athletes peacefully attempted to. And the leader in America's biggest chair. Amy Shirley Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners? When somebody disrespects our flag to say, get that son of a job appealed right now out each fire. I! Capture Nick became a source of division for standing up against injustice. He hasn't taken a snap since that twenty sixteen season. And at this year Super Bowl USA. Today's jared bell minced no words on why that is I. Think it's pretty obvious. He's been blackballed for Colin Kaepernick not to have a job is just. It's the worst look for the NFL. No conversation was more dominant inside NFL. Locker rooms that season than the Kapernick one teams are made up of players of all ages of all backgrounds of so many ethnicities. If you actually want to listen to different perspectives. If you're an athlete who would want to hear what your peers had to say, there would be no shortage of takes to soak in. But fundamentally the want would be to understand capper knicks fundamental point. After George Floyd one of the League's biggest stars reminded us that many still didn't I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Maybe that was the crossroads moment because the reaction to. It felt like something had changed almost as. That won't cut. It anymore drew. brees in the rest of the NFL were told right away, the new. Orleans quarterback came under fire. The players in the league had just about enough of the establishment silence. They had captured message. They were not gonNA. Let owners and Roger Goodell get away with it this time. Would have other Jewish Knowledge George if I was. I was George Void. Jewish. And say hi in. Regard. To me right. Breezes all pro receiver found Dallas's bruising runner and Houston's electrifying quarterback, and Kansas City Super Bowl Mvp. And Obi. And they all let you know. We. Condemn Racism and assistant. Matic oppression of black people. National League, admit wrong and silence our players from protesting. Also. Black lives matter black lives matter. Like loves. To Have Patrick Mahomes the next superstar the NFL. Front and center. That was massive. And the very next night the commissioner uttered the words you never imagined would happen. We the National Football League Immune. We were wrong for not listening NFL players earlier. And encourage all speak out in peacefully protests. Read the National Football League believe black lives matter. Progress. Probably a step forward. You want to believe so. The day after the commissioner changed his tune, breeze went to social media again. He'd already made his hollow apologies without actually saying sorry, and he finally seemed to be listening to what some teammates had to say, and after all of that even drew brees somewhat stood up to the president. It won't Change Donald Trump of course, but maybe it will make others think. Perhaps it will create more uncomfortable conversations to allow for a greater understanding among all of us. And at the very least it has given others throughout sport. To have the freedom to finally say their piece open believing they may at last be heard. Or country is in, trouble. Basic reason is race. You're seeing an example of future. That's fighting for you for you. Right now a fine for you got a grandfather that march legs. Dr King in the sixties. And he was amazing. You'll be proud to see us all. Got Pushing? Forward Doing Casey marched with his family. Members of Detroit's organization. An NBA coach using his voice. Over in Jacksonville Jaguars personnel were among the demonstrators. North Philly's finest. He walked. Kyle Lowery's we can. Priorities were set. This though. This is just the start. To silence of countless elites spoken loud. Until you see action from an, don't forget by the leaks themselves. We wonder what the real commitment to progress actually is. What capper protests was about from. The beginning can no longer be debated. And it is now crystal clear to all of us that no athlete should just shut up and dribble. Nelson Mandela famously said. Sport has the power to change the world. Since George, Floyd perhaps we have learned that change can come more from our sporting icons using their voice platform in pursuit for justice than any jumper were swing. Or goal or touched them. Stick to sports. Sure let's stick to sports bettering the world in a new way. Let's start hearing the real message now. And most of all, let's not get the words and actions like Hafer. Knicks twisted. When he tried to begin the real conversation. Before US AGO!

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How to Overcome your Fear of Sales Calls with Nina Cooke

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:41 min | 2 months ago

How to Overcome your Fear of Sales Calls with Nina Cooke

"What is holding us back? Nina from having more powerful and authentic sales conversations well, the one thing that I found held me back and has held back all my mind is their mindset. They seemed like is all the scary stuff out there? It's getting on the phone and having to talk about your price in your great product, and having to convince someone that they should be spending money with you and this affair about the prospect, saying no than all interested too expensive, or they need to think about it until we think is all coming from the outside, and that's what's scaring us, but actually are thinking thinking. We're creating moment by moment about. What we believe is going to happen on. That sells coal which fills us with fear. And up. What about biggest enemies that we makeup through our thinking is anticipation. We're anticipating house go. At. Such a big gap between US having been warring. How things actually are. When we buy into this big scary worry about how it's going to pan out. That's what makes us feel so scared is all coming from inside of us? Now I do have a question for you Nina de you have Karaoke and Scotland's I'm not prompt Scotland. I live near London Scottish dancing school, but we do have carried okay here. You Have Karaoke in England as well. Good because for me, this is always two quick things to is people across the board? They're scared to make those initial sales calls because like you said they have this anticipation. About how is GONNA go and They're filled with dread so I always tell people hey. Just do one call. Just do one call this week. That's it and what happens is they make that call? Because it's just one it's not like. Oh do one hundred calls today, which is very daunting. They do one like that was actually kind of easy and like to bring it around to like the actual conversation that have with people around Karaoke with this is. If you've ever been Karaoke Bar, you always see. There's like that one person that gets like pushed on stage by their friends. They don't WanNa, do it. They're terrified. They don't WanNa, do Karaoke and then they sing that song and like by the third bar? They are just like you. You, Know Adele? They're out there and they're singing there. Hardaway, then you literally can't get them off the stage and it's just sometimes breaking that ice. Realizing that is not nearly as scary as you're anticipating that it was so for me. That kind of comes back to mindset. So why is having the right mindset? Absolutely crucial for successful sales calls because we can think our way into being okay about having sales cools and taking away the fair, because everything is you know that we're seeing in the world where making up through thoughts and everyone has a unique perspective on the world, because there are seven billion or more unique thinkers in the world. Because! We are able to create thinking because we're the crates. Is Thinking bothered than the some possible thoughts? We are able to change our thinking and it's it's amazing. We have this. Incredible Gift of free thought that we can use to Crato reality and most located. We don't pay any attention because a busy. Reacting furiously to was on outside of US and eat a big sky, and anxious and overwhelmed, and yet we forget we have this amazing palace superpower. When we can change our thinking about anything. It changes our feelings, and it can just bring up so much. Courage and resilience and you'll. Writer is about taking action. I helped my clients to overcome. They block so they can take action in their business because we don't take action obviousness. No can't get kinds simplisafe. Semi. People scared. They're so scared off having conversation because they pay rejection. They worried about getting because when they get no. Those people are selling the services products, and when they get the take it, Brady Pass, nate and they feel that being passed rejected who they are is being rejected by the prospect, and that could fill a berry berry painful. We'll do anything become to avoid that pain. At. That's why we're muddling up. The the failed to sales compensation will make you all up in ahead, and we think he is waded through with buying into the story, but if we would strip that story away at just say okay. What I'm going to do now is have a conversation with this person for good together. That's all that can happen and what we take away. All the meanings that were attached to this means again. No too terrible, they may think. They may think I'm too expensive. I believe with my value, and they believe my value either won't be stocked crazy with these stories around taking a acton. Than, we can easy took US outfit, but we see justice neutral action, which is a compensation. That's all. 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Bail set at $1.2 million for ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

01:02 min | 2 months ago

Bail set at $1.2 million for ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death

"Two weeks after his death under the under the D. of Minneapolis, police officer, a public viewing for George Floyd is underway this hour in Houston where thousands have turned out to pay their respects. Derek Sheldon the fired police officer charged with second degree murder in Floyd's death, nate his first court appearance today by video conference. The judge set his bail at a maximum of one and a half one. At a maximum of one point two million dollars a quarter, million dollars I should say that comes as nine members of the Minneapolis. City Council announced their support for dismantling the city's police department and protests continue for the Fourteenth Day across the US in reaction to Floyd's killing with demonstrators calling now for police reform an end to police brutality. Let's go straight to Huston right now. She has Menez. is on the scene for US Omar Viewing. There has been underway now for four hours still as two hours to go

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Clashes continue for 5th night as anger boils over in dozens of cities across the US

Weekend Edition Sunday

08:11 min | 2 months ago

Clashes continue for 5th night as anger boils over in dozens of cities across the US

"In dozens of cities yesterday large mostly peaceful demonstrations devolved into chaos in Nashville Miami Seattle and Salt Lake City Pittsburgh Phoenix New York and frankly too many other places to name protesters expressed their rage at the death of George Floyd police brutality and racism there were violent confrontations with police and police crackdown also violently they're also mass arrests and injuries among demonstrators journalists and police at least a dozen major cities declared curfews others called on the National Guard which has been historically used in response to major civil unrest there were scenes of National Guard marching through some residential neighborhoods ordering people to stay inside we go now to Los Angeles where members of the National Guard were also deployed overnight and a curfew was put in place as a state of emergency was declared NPR's Nathan rott is in a Laney joins us now Nate walk us through what happened yesterday so there is a massive peaceful protesters started around noon yesterday was in the Fairfax district in west LA which is kind of a trendy neighborhood with high end retail in a big outdoor mall and people were protesting against police violence as they are all over the country they were memorializing George Floyd the black man who died after being pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers and you know by all accounts it was peaceful respectful until a little later in the afternoon when we started seeing reports of police cars being set on fire and just a total breakdown of the situation this often happens a protest right when things shift as things go into the night do we know what happened yeah that's the obviously that was a little surprising loop usually these like shift to happen and I distorted broad daylight mid afternoon which is I think very concerning to a lot of city officials so you know on social media people are blaming the police for escalating tensions for responding with tear gas in this sort of militarized riot gear that has become so comically become a place around the country city officials have so far blame bad eggs in the crowd for setting things off and that's something we've been hearing in a lot of places that it's a small group of people who are agitating the situations of course that's now been politicized even with the U. S. Attorney General blaming anarchists and leftists without you know providing any proof of that but it's really hard to say what makes the situation situation shift tensions are obviously very high so it doesn't take much to spark something now doesn't we saw videos of looting and fires in many cities around the country last night it was also the case another right yeah number of retail stores in that Fairfax area were broken into goods were stolen some were set on fire I know firefighters are dealing with those fires throughout the night that prompted Ellie's mayor Eric Garcetti to announce a city wide curfew which cut a lot of people off guard because he announced an hour before it went into effect but here he is explaining why they did it and alluding to a violent protests in nineteen ninety two for following Rodney king we've seen this before in Los Angeles when the violence escalate no one wins and so everybody has to be responsible for owning this moment what do you wear a badge or whether you hold a sign I'm asking all of Los Angeles to take a deep breath and a step back for a moment it doesn't seem like the curfew worked briefly yeah the crowd started to sent that out even before the curfew started I know in other parts of the state Sacramento San Diego other large can confrontations between crowds and police I think you know what it's going to be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days that's NPR's Nate rott in LA thank you so much yeah I think you look so we've been hearing how the nation is pulsing with anger with demands for racial justice some of that anger has translated into literal fire and for some small business owners that means there is stab each man is a casualty of the unrest and partially the Fadhel followed one of Minneapolis family and sent the story on the south side of Minneapolis the feeling and her family walk up to the door of what was my Mississippi is kitchen volunteer neighborhood walks out sorry the first time we've seen the restaurant after days of inside the walls are charred black the kitchen reduced to rubble glass and water swimming in puddles as community members were to sweep away the destruction of the looks around stunned her daughter's side as with their very very I completely I don't know how they're going to recover this her mother a Somali immigrant opened the restaurant two years ago but her tire savings in the midst of the health pandemic she closed the restaurant and she had to choose between paying for insurance and paying staff system via chose her staff that means there are no funds to rebuild this weekend her mother had planned to re opened her restaurant as the city started easing stay at home orders she spent over four thousand dollars on preparation how would it not only me many obvious she says it's not only her it's the whole street the city around her community members are sweeping boarding up buildings and helping each other almost every business on this block is damaged she speaks to Molly as her daughter interprets everything that has happened and every even though I know that I'm not gonna be able to compact discs from this economically but what has happened to George's life is not so cannot be exchanged for lotus I hope that he gets adjusted the freezer at the oven the tables they can be replaced but George for its life she says that cannot be replaced please the African American man who died after a white police officer India's next to the ground with his that's now fired officer Derek shopping has been arrested and charged with death has prompted mass protests that have erupted across the country in a call for racial justice in the rebel side defines the sign she made for her mother when the restaurant first opened none of the fiscal she loves because she always cooks sided digs out a few morning next most artifacts here I got it from this comes from somebody she puts them into a tiny pile of what is salvageable outside is the power of all that is lost her sister beyond the locks in to help she looks around but the truth is things like this happen when people feel powerless and something has to change he said she hopes the protests translate into motivated voters because back to her is real power she and her sisters started the big difference together inside the kitchen in the back so we can assess the damage it's a tunnel black walls burned debris I'm sorry she is upset because the way I just I just want to see the dentist in the kitchen alone for a moment staring into that black tunnel and then joins her family outside where people are coming together to clear the rubble with everything unfolding the pandemic has slipped many people's minds I forgot have you seen you shake hands with people twenty twenty we hear you we see we went from one crisis to the next to the next sizes now she spends her nights both protesting but also trying to protect other people stores and restaurants from destruction like emotionally 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My Birthing Story

Food for Thought

09:39 min | 2 months ago

My Birthing Story

"Hello and thank you so much for tuning into food for thought. A podcast on a mission to equip. P with all the evidence based advice that you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. I'm Ran Lambert registered nutritionist bestselling author of re. Norwich a simple way to eat well and founder of retraction London's leading private nutrition clinic in each episode. I'll be joined by special guests. All of whom can be considered authoritative voices. In health. Said that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves with trusted expert advice. It's no secret that childbirth is tough but the reality of what follows is ready discussed. I guess you could say shrouded mystery while not buffs are the same. I want to use my story to exactly what happens. Hannah in the hope that this will empower others with the truth and to encourage conversation. This is a deeply pass thing for me to do. And in the absence of any education about the whole process and knowledge. I feel the all too. Many women just aren't capable of making informed decisions or even trusting that own bodies. I must also add a note that this episode contains some graphic by references. May Be triggering for some of you so please do make your own judgment switch off at any time will come back to it at a later date. So this week's we've thought as I've said explode my buff story with Midwife and author Marie Louise also known as the modern midwife. Marie hello how are you I? I'm very well. I can't front cute enough for festivals speaking to me before we even decided to record this podcast because you have very very reassuring on the fire goods. No it's it's always good to have a little chat. I think the full hand when it comes to anything rather than just token blindly so is more difficult. I think so. I'm really glad that I could help in some way. And of course massive congratulations. He is beautiful. I still instagram quiet. Law to see you all thank you. I obviously so good to have someone is qualified as ye to help me with this. Poke cost recording. Because it's I've never ever recorded something site. Postional wrist I think it might highlife Marie so as much as we are having the time of our lives. I think giving birth in pandemic wasn't really anything I ever thought would happen. Another time disguised said quickly in my buff definitely didn't go the way I want it to and as I told you I wanted a home. Birth and now was wearing a more. Grating Fair future couldn't be more different. Yeah no it definitely didn't mice to stuff the ice daunted website for our listeners. If we start with how I think I. I started learning about childbirth from anti-nato causes and hidden above thing My husband and I did together. Let's just explain for everyone what is hidden above thing and why commended by the NHS yes so nhs. I'm so pleased that how much. Nhs on now supporting hit nothing on how we all taking a tongue relate to return to our midwifery heritage as I say out knowledge of of the busing day and pregnancy. So hit me. Thing is a set of mind management tools It's not logical approach to pregnancy bath and say the patient to pair. It that utilizes evidence. So you when you take a hit nothing cools you off just learning about hit my best thing you learning about your pregnancy as well as a form of NATO education and the the number one thing that I way start with in hip knee buffing is fed dumping. I'm releasing that fair because of what we understand about bus. It comes from the media. That is not an accurate reflection of how bus looks or even how ship Nick. Yeah I mean I think the reason I fell in love with it is I did find it. Completely empowering in fact it was the hidden a the course that made me originally want to have. It didn't happen to me but the home breath really educated me. I felt on on tapping into that. Not Trudeau spat. Which like you say. All I'd ever known pop from from my friends stories was TV dramas while a woman is on a bed. Screaming like the loudest scream. You can imagine in everyone's running around mad yes So so with the best evidence that we actually have shows that home bath full healthy low risk women actually means less intervention. I'm better outcomes and that could both first time MOMS MOMS have babies before so actually hung breath. It pays to be safer for older women. I guess some this is the best. I've been half dreading but half looking forward to it. It's talking openly about about something pass. No so I focus the spy Tonight's by can three this before with Mary and the reason again. The I'm sharing. This is just to let you all know that it's okay when things don't go to plan and our had quite naively thought I'm fit I'm healthy everything. Just go to plan which. I'm sure I'm not the anyone had that communist conception but I guess my best story knots in my fourth week. 'cause I was the last one in my anti-nato group to you getting this from Afrin find shot is today. They Braxton Hicks is that a contract. You know everything. Yes exactly the pressure. It just starts mounting doesn't I joked with women and I say you you need some of at pass into their with all of the inquiry's you've got up an additional amount that have you. Have you had your baby doe callers something because I think you'll find is when you get that point? You feel a huge. You're in some sort of pain. You've got loads of weird is that everyone. Yeah me because of course IT CORONA VIRUS. Everything was different. I'd already been told the amazing midwife the I was very lucky I saw the same lovely go holly throughout the initial stages and she even while I was really lucky I think. Current virus helped with that because they want to minimize the exposure. I guess to multiple people so I was. You had real continuity. That's so good. Yeah that made me confident. I really wanted her. Ideally at the Home Beth at happened that I was told that if I'd gone into Labor the weekend basically I couldn't have a home birth anyway and the situation could change daily with coronavirus so one day. The shortage of ambulances. I may not bab half that Beth. Anyway in we'll the whole kit had a birth Paul. Hi I'd set the lounge up everything. Oh and I think we'll start talking about sweeps. So I mean I had what? They called an unsuccessful. Sweep a my chief week and then again in week forty one so how often Maria babies actually come on time. And what is the sweep people listening so Babies actually the the percentage of babies out she come on today's days between three to five percent a note very funny you question directly and as we know a due date is just a window of time so it's the normal pregnant say is often debated and not agreed globally to start with and various different experts. Do say different things about what they believed to be acceptable however in the UK. We say between suchy seven weeks to forty two weeks. So that's a whole five week window. So so babies come any any time. And we do get fixated. Naturally we get fixated on on this Judeh because that's the date that we think given however is completely normal to go over. J. is completely normal to have a baby at fifty seven weeks. That is still very much in the window of nomads. And I think a soon as you've hit the faulty week Ma. Everyone's like okay. We'll that's the date you'll have your baby. Wh What's going on you and as ingrained narrative that something's not right because you haven't had your baby yet but actually that is completely incorrect is very very normal to go. The Jay and in fact eighty percent of FUSS TIME. Mums do go. The J. So sweet is a midwife. It can be done in a clinical area so it can be what you would normally have. You Answer Nate's appointments or it can be done at high Midwife is coming out to see because although it's a form of intervention still is not a a form of medical intervention so we're only using things as opposed to drugs

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

03:33 min | 8 months ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Were in the? We're in the hotel get ready right. We all go down There's three of us and one of US orders Uber. Right Uber's twenty minutes away. We gotta be there in like ten minutes or we're going to be for. The ceremony always happens and we cancel you break and we can't wait for this. Try Lift Up. Same thing fifteen minute wait and now oh it's like Even later because of the time it took us to find the lift right and so we're stress in our league. We're GONNA be late for this wedding so I just go outside and go out in front and we're in downtown. Minneapolis was God's side. Right in front a cab and and this is the most like you. You just realize you're a millennial when you just you look at a cabinet. I'm like is that a camp and it. What because it wasn't an obvious C- Chrysler three hundred? It was dark blue but ahead like the sign on the roof. And I can't tell Mike is it being is in use. What's the what's the word you know what I mean you know? There's like a vacancy sign. Essentially for caps this is this. Is this shit. I don't know I never from like suburbia right Grew up in the suburbs. I don't ever use a cabin if I use the cab. I had to call a cab and they were like. Oh we'll get you on a three hours and I'm like where's every cab. The every cab you have is in use. We're in suburban is never convenient order cab. You have to order a cat with the schedule at the day before even then it's late and then when it's late you call the place it's six in the morning. They're not even open yet. You're just miss your flight. There was another story for another time. I guess but there's a cab out front of our hotel in Minneapolis. Right go up to the window and I just stand there and I kind of wave. Windows attended now mayor. Hey well I don't know uh they just knock on. The door is open the door so fucking funny man. This guy probably thought it was a moron. You'd never used a cab before we can't just open car doors as you know. That's how you get murdered or something so we all get in turns out it is a cab and we get in Nice Cap. It's almost like it's never been used. It was brand new Manson. uh-huh that new cabi- smell cabdriver is cool by the way we're only going like a mile and the Uber would have been like an fifteen bucks uber to the I realize I'm all over the place but but you were to. The wedding would have been like fifteen twenty bucks or whatever right. We're halfway to the wedding in the meter. Says like eight bucks or something man. This is going to be cheap. We didn't even pay ten bucks. The spoken cab ride man and nothing's more fun than getting your destination thinking you're cabdriver and just saying you know what Man Fuck Hoover. I'm here for cab. Drivers man cab drivers shit shoutout to cab drivers who get people to weddings on time for half the price of an Uber. Those great men came in Handy so anyway there you have it. Have you guys ever get a chance to go to a wedding on a Friday. Do it take the day off us that. PTO is to get hammered do their PTO to go to a wedding Work me find me. I don't know social the media. Everything's just at nate comedy easy to find me. warming anywhere and everywhere in the next few months So Fine Miko find me all my dates or online at nate comedy and instagram twitter. All that good stuff. And he liked to show rate and review and on Apple podcasts or radio tune in radio iheartradio spotify by a list of moth. God Damn it I will thank you for listening. Everyone and a promised to be back with a new episode on Mondays. You then uh-huh.

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

11:24 min | 8 months ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Thanks for Listening House. Everyone do and it's Christmas week. It is the week of Christmas and I am currently currently in Michigan wading takeoff Flying to Minnesota to hang out with my girlfriend her family for Christmas looking forward to it. It's fifty degrees in Detroit right now. Holy Shit Man. It's so funny when you're from the Midwest in it's like you're so used to the cold shitty weather and I I literally thought like wow. I could have worn shorts today. You know and I and I would have felt good and then you go to like L. A. and people are wearing parkas because it's too cold. Fifty degrees is too cold for me. I'm like Shit. It feels like Spring Beautiful Day. Oh and it's totally normal to have fifty degrees in December right isn't it. I mean I know climate change and all that Shit's real but I love seeing these news reports. The first time I'm sixty years has been this warm on Christmas and I'm like what the fuck has been has been just. Is this normal. I don't know I I don't know I came to Michigan to see my family real quick before Christmas and also I was recording. I don't know if you guys know this about me but I do you like a lot of audio productions shit too for friends and look. I helped people put out lake standup albums. Things like that so I do a lot of recording. I was recording at the comedy castle. Comedian Jeff Shaw. Very Good Guy Funny Dude I hung out with him all weekend. Recorded his shows at the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak Michigan and it was a blast. So it's always fun like being able to still be around comedy when I'm not doing shows you know I would much rather perform I mean that's that's what I would prefer to do but you know it's not a bad side Gig. You know what I'm saying so I'll take it I flew into Michigan from Minnesota last Wednesday like a week ago and I don't fly. I like flying. Actually I kinda like it. Something about the airport relaxes me for some reason which you would think not. Because it's a lot of people get stressed out at the airport man usually can be billing once you get through security. It's a it's breeze. I love waiting for flight hanging out at the airport. Maybe having a drink. I don't know I'm glad I don't fly too much because I'd probably well I mean I don't know if this is the only reason I'd be an alcoholic drink a lot anyway but I feel like I would drink I'd be. I'm tempted to drink. Something about the airport man makes me WanNa get wasted that or I get coffee. I get through security by the way. Tsa I hate it. It's just so frustrating because I just it doesn't make I don't don't feel any safer because it's I don't and I it just makes everybody pissed off. I gotta take off my shoes but the guy going through pre check. The guy that it has pre check can lead the shoes on or the old lady who doesn't have project but just you know it's just out of politeness she's old so she's not a threat. Old People can't be terrorists. Apparently that's not fair man like you know. I WANNA leave my shoes onto. I just won't walk through the Goddamn thing. What do you mean? Our laptops have to go in their own been. Everybody has a laptop. Everybody travels with electronics. We got pulled. And then you're going to yell at me. It's so knowing because then it's like got put that in. Its own been do I think what do you think. I'm what do you think's on my Mac book you know. What do you think's in my laptop? That's going to hurt at this plane. Jesus Christ you think you think I'm GonNa do I'm flying to Minnesota. What do you think anybody on? This flight is going to do really. It goes through this x-ray machine you know the thing that kills us or whatever that little you know if you go through so many times it'll kill you or whatever put my arms all that shit in it sees something right on me but I have nothing. I'm absolutely my belt. I didn't even wear. I didn't wear belt. I had my shoes like until I was ready to go right. I prepped all this shit because I knew I was GONNA and have to go through all the bullshit so I take off my shoes do the whole thing and I'm like this could be a breeze. I'M GONNA Walk Right through and then I get stopped right because you walk through the thing. And then it shows up on the screen and all all across Molly waistband in the front. The guy's leg. What do you got in your pockets and nothing? I didn't bring. I didn't bring anything so this guy's got like I mean when they say I didn't realize it was this is it's quite invasive. It's guys like you can have a private room and I'm like whatever ever just pat me down so I can go but man they really grab up in you don't they. Jesus all that for nothing. Could you like. That's your the job was just some. You know someone traveling for the holidays. Just trying to get somewhere due to slice of pecan Pie and try to not talk about Donald Trump with twenty other relatives. They're just trying to get through the fucking holiday and you gotta grab their balls just to make sure they're not a threat to national security. It's like God damn you're the era hero man and I get it. You're doing your job. You GotTa do what you gotTa do but shit goes down. What are you gonNA? Do you ever see the old lady working for. Tsa How does that Shit Happen. That lady supposed to make me feel safe. I cannot run her and I'm not and I am not Athlete that's not even a Joe I. It's sad McMahon. I should not be stronger than the. Tsa Age AM. I supposed to feel safe this lady this lady so so Nice Shula anybody through you know if I were. If if there's a smart terrorist they'll just go to the old lady work in the TSA booth go at. Hey I'll come on I. Yeah I know I forgot my passport but let me through your telling me. We have the technology to go through a machine that tell. Tsa What we got inside out of us but my laptop. God forbid it's touching a shoe you know those those bins can't be cleaned. They're so gross right. That's all I think. I'm such a Germaphobe. All I think about is how probably nasty how there's no they don't clean those. Do you gotta be disgusting. The probably GonNa end up with something. Can't get sick. Can't get sick Christmas man. I'm I'm so excited I love Christmas. I Such a love hate for Christmas like a all the stuff around love movie. I love decorations. I love hanging out seeing people. People are generally generally in a good mood. Maybe a little stress but people generally are happier mood. I think it's just that I guess I guess you can call it the Christmas spirit. I don't really Get into it until like the week or two before Christmas right. That's when it really go full force. I'm like this is it. We're in. It's Christmastime I get all excited and As you know if you've been listening on Thanksgiving I made an Apple Pie. Man Made Apple Pie for Thanksgiving and and it was a success. And so this season right this Christmas I am in Minnesota with my girlfriend and family will be the second Christmas they spent with them and talking about what to bring to Christmas right they her nate's got a good apple pie so I'm like all right I can do that. I'll make another apple pie but you know this'll be my fourth one this year fourth when I made I think I got apple pie down I got I got to challenge myself. I got to change it up a little bit. Someone suggested making a pecan. PECAN PECAN pecan Pie. However you say it Pie? How about that Pecan? Pie pecan Pie. So I'm going to try a guys I'm going to try. And Make Pecan Pecan Pie however you like to say it and We'll see how it goes. I'm I'm a little nervous though but I felt like you know what I can. I can do an apple pie with my eyes closed amid so many that's four by the way that's so many. There's a lot really if you. I know that you know what I mainly did. That's a lot of apple pies to make in a year. That's who needs to make that many apple pie and I don't even know that. Many people looking up pecan Pie recipes. Disobeys two days before Christmas. And I'm GONNA fly in. Go right to the kitchen. And make this Goddamn Pecan Pie. So I'll let you guys know how it goes. I've I've never even I think I've only ever had pecan Pie. Once I think I can only remember eating i. I'm sure it's good. It's fucking sugar and I mean he's just look at the ingredients radio fucking delicious. Go go watch a youtube video. That's what I did just youtube tutorials man they'll teach you everything. Everybody Shits on millennials. But God uh and I don't know that's the thing is. I don't know who to hate in the Milan. I'm because I am a millennial and I get the arguments against millennials. Sure but who's making all these videos videos how to videos. Someone knows how to make a Pecan Pie. A millennial has a millennial top me. You know what I'm saying like it's a we're we're making the video and the Pie. I think we're actually going for skies so I'm real excited to To See this Christmas man you get to do all this fun shit. You can't just make pecan Pie in June second. You know you can't. There's IT's weird. It's been much so I think I'm GonNa yes I'M GONNA. I'm GonNa have some fun this year on on Christmas and I hope you do too. I'M GONNA drink a lot of bourbon and then I'm GonNa go tell jokes next weekend at Dr. grins Comedy Club in Grand Rapids Michigan. So if you are Michigan listener listener go to doctor. grins Thursday Friday Saturday. I'll be opening for Laurie Kilmartin. She's great you'll love her. It's going to be solid show and a great weekend. Come laugh off the calories as they like to say I don't know. Can you really do that. We'll see how it goes. It should be a good time. I love the Laura Gilbert. She's so funny and Scrape Club. We're GONNA have a good time. o N A big shot. I've got a couple of messages this week. I from people I've never met that or heard of We've never met and Really Nice messages about the podcast. So I hope you're listening. Thank you for all the kind messages. That was very nice. Nice it makes day man. I appreciate it because sometimes you just feel like a dip shit talking to nobody and Every once in a while someone sends a nice message like that so Thanks for the shout out I appreciate it. Thanks for listening and In the New Year I'll be coming back with some more Interview episodes which will be fun. I got a couple done already and I'm booking guests now so hopefully I'll be able to stay up on it more so than I have in the past But I'm sure you guys are just tired of me away so if you are listening thank you so much and I'll have some more fun stories from other people in the New Year. And I'll have new years episode coming out to next week. Whatever will do that after Christmas? Maybe next week while I'm Dr Grins in Grand Rapids Michigan. In the meantime you know where to find me. On the Internet's everything is at nate comedy. I'm easy to find. Get a hold of me getting touched. If you've got a story story of the or wanted beyond they've got a story and you WanNa be on the he got a store do me a favor.

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

11:18 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Alot everybody and welcome to another edition of one crazy story. I made armbruster. I'm your host and it's another day another episode beautiful day out. I hope you will well hopes beautiful wherever you are. Everything's is good nice day man. It's hard to be a bad mood when the weather's good night sometimes even if you get bad news on a day where the weather's like amazing. It's not the worst right right. It helps you get through the bullshit right. It does for me at least. I hope you're doing well <hes> here. We are guessing the new dave chapelle comedy special i have i i liked it. I thought it was good. I thought it was fine. I don't know what people expected from them. You know i love the people are <hes> people. A lot of people are upset about. I don't know if you guys are on the internet but a lot of people hate it and they hate dave chapelle for saying the things he said but i don't understand why you would give him the time of day. If you don't like you know what i mean ah goes for anything really you could say like i don't like pizza and then you go eat pizza and you get mad about it. Just doesn't make sense to me. There's i mean what it will. I i mean i guess you know. It's worth the conversation if he does if accommodate if somebody says something that's really shitty. Maybe it's worth the conversation but after looking into it. I'm like the guy i was just fucking talking do joke trying to figure out life from his perspective. I don't know i. I don't see what's wrong with that and you fucking watched. You know what i mean like. Don't watch it. If you just don't like the guy don't watch. It would be like you saying nate. I don't like your podcast and that's understandable but then going on to listen into you know what i mean. It just doesn't make sense to me. I just don't understand why people look to be outraged. Everything these days. I mean on both sides of the i. It doesn't matter what you feel politically. I mean just everybody seems to be so. They seem to be looking for something to be mad at. I don't get it enjoy your life. The sun's out sure the amazon john has been burning for weeks and it's probably going to kill the earth <hes> but that's you know that's just where we're at our existence man you just gotta deal with it and realized that probably nothing will be done and we're kind of doomed so <hes> y- while while the world is ending will be arguing about whether or not a comedian can tell a certain joke or even attempt to tell a certain joke you know it's just i don't know just learn to enjoy life. Everybody that's it. That's all all i want. I just want to hang out with people aren't outraged at stupid shit and not just super shit even reasonable shit where i'm like. I understand why outrage right now but i'm just trying to enjoy enjoy <hes>. I'm just trying to enjoy dinner. You don't have to ruin this moment by talking about that. Shit just stop. Just everybody shut up everybody. We all just need to shut up. I think as i sit here and ramble about it anyway. I don't even know if that's a take on. I just feel bad just like the guy it's we seem more concerned with what comedians and entertainers do with their lives than the people who have direct control over our society but what do i know i'm just some guy standing being in a sound proof closet talking about enough people are listening. I'm still on these apple charts which is crazy to me. I don't understand why or how but thanks for for listening. Thanks for doing that <hes>. I'm looking forward to this weekend man. I'm officiating my first wedding probably only wedding <hes> so very are excited about that. Hopefully it'll ruin the best day of someone's life. You know that's that's that's my goal. That's my only goal. This weekend is to not ruin what it is supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives right so that's my goal <hes> i think college even i'm looking forward to it a couple of things on my mind and and i guess there on my mom just because they're just stupid things that i've noticed lately that it kind of stress me out. I'm a pretty anxious person almost every day. I'm i'm pretty high strung right. I mean i keep it. Keep it pretty well under control but sometimes it just like just get to oh my god. This is really stressing me the right now and i realized one of the things that probably causes the most anxiety and it's more i'm. I'm not a backseat driver but i am like nick. I'm gonna wear backseat passenger. I'm looking around because like if i just don't know some people you can just tell them oh. You're just flat out. Not paying attention not even necessarily not looking at your phone but like you're looking down. You're looking over to the building or are you looking to look into the side of the road or you're just looking around down like this guy does not see. He's not even looking in the direction. We're going have you ever been in the back seat of a car like an uber or that and like they're just in the the middle of a conversation with you and they turn around to look at you but they'll look every sentence. They say they have to look. We don't look at me man. Just talk and look for so just don't talk to me first of all look forward. If you're going to talk to me that's all i want. It's all what don't take your eyes off the road. I'd rather are you drunk. At least you're looking where you're going. You know what i mean like. I mean you probably still hit something but if you're looking you have a fighting chance man that shit stress me out just in the backseat like lucia. Oh gonna die gonna die at the hands of this. Oh stressing me out man something. I meant to mention <hes> in my last episode about the minnesota state fair so we took my girlfriend's mom to the state. They've fair right. We're all and i'm driving. I didn't drink while i said i i listen. I mentioned in that episode. I had two beers that whole day right. We're there for the whole day. I only two drinks and they weren't even that big. They were like nine dollar twelve ounce beers right because you know it's the staffer. They have have you by the balls kind of like like it's like a drink at the airport. It's like a world. Are you going to light beer. You're gonna find some cheaper. No nine dollar miller lights man enjoy that shit enjoy every sip and god forbid if you spill one your days as ruined anyway on the way home. They were both pretty drunk. I mean we had a great night and i'm driving and she we decided we. I want to tackle bell right now. When you get to taco bell you soon that everyone in the car has an idea of what they want right you. Just you know everybody. It's common knowledge. Taco bell. Has everything that taco bell. Has you just know what it is right. You know what it is. It's all the same shit everywhere but we get into the drive thru and her mom who doesn't eat fast food. That often was like <hes>. I don't know what it was. Just we're just laughing. She's like i don't know. I don't know what i want and i'm like well it still you know they got tacos. De listing the obvious choices right reto dollar menu. I'm listing off offers many things that come to my brain as we're sitting in front of the menu <hes> and she goes. I don't know what what i don't know what they have. I don't know what i want and i it's taboo bell. They have that <hes> just pick a mexican food and they probably have so sure enough. We get up to the speaker and she goes. I want enchiladas. Atas and i'm like well. Actually that's like the one thing they don't have because you but the one thing you can't wrapping paper. Oh and here's the best part <hes> i got her a burrito and i told her it was an enchilada and she didn't say anything so yeah. <hes> ah taco bell man it it really <hes> it soothes the soul after a night of drinking. You know so do it do it. You know it's screw it. You know throw everything out the window so you don't need you don't need you don't eat kale bus they have. I don't know i mean it's not like the worst the hits if that's your vice taco bell you're fine. You'll you'll you know in the long run every day shirts rough. It's going to be a rough go for you later in life but you know what after night of fun and drinking and having a good time eat amrried do it up breeder from taco bell by the way this is a good time to remind you to go back into the archives and listen to the old episodes so to especially if you're new here if you're new and you're you just found me from however the internet works <hes> <hes> go check out some of the older episodes if you go back far enough <hes> to a few months ago and beyond you can find plenty of conversations with comedians and <hes> funny people that i know who were kind enough to do the podcast and tell me a crazy story from their lives <hes> and sometimes there's more than one sometimes. There's just one summer short summer long but <hes> there's something for everybody. It's hilarious and they're very funny. People on all of all of them deserve your support and fandom so if you wanna go check those out there pretty great <hes> so go check those out and also <hes> same. I think these episodes thanks for sticking with me. <hes> for listening to these and i will have more interview episodes in the future <hes> and those will be coming out real soon and if you haven't yet subscribe on apple podcasts all that tune in stitcher all that good stuff and <hes> so you never miss out on an episode trying to build a i'm trying to build an empire over here guys in your help. <hes> is much appreciated. <hes> come see me live to everything. You can everything everything about me. You can find online at comedy at one crazy. Story emailed me at one crazy story at gmail.com. If you have any thoughts questions concerns view even if you just want to say what's up do it okay. That's enough for the the ad portion of the show. I don't know. Can you sponsor your own podcast. Can you just be like this. This episode is brought to you by armbruster yeah. Every fucking episode is brought to you by armbruster okay yeah and the guy does not pay me enough. Get it jesus all right. If you're still listening to this god bless you because i'm a moron okay something i discovered and i'm not <hes> i can't say i'm a whiskey or bourbon purist. Obviously i love both of them and i like all sorts of shit. Really i mean i'll try anything thing just about last week at the liquor store and this guy was sampling whisk because you like peanut butter whiskey and how's that i've never had peanut butter whiskey. What the hell i didn't really made shit like this. I've tried pecan bourbon. Pecan bourbon p. is what is it pecan pecan pecan whatever bourbon that tasted like pecan. Let's say that is that correct anyway. Whatever you say that's correct <hes> but and this guy had peanut butter whiskey and i was intrigued as like okay whatever the so they have these little tasters port outright because yeah go ahead and try it takes it. Let me know what you think taste it. It was interesting. It wasn't like gross. It's it's it's weird. It's like 'cause they kinda the flavors kind of go together <hes> it was good. It's like chasing a like. When i was at the bourbon trail they had a lot of lake for the any tasting they would do. They pair it with like a chocolate or something and in that worked so. I thought you know this might make sense. I guess it might not taste gross and you know what it was pretty good and i fuck and bought a bottle. I got.

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

14:41 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"So apparently violent video games inspire mass shootings okay all right yeah. That sounds about right played a lot of super mario growing up and now i. I just can't resist diving into pipes all right. Hello hello and welcome. I'm to another edition of one crazy story episode two week. Whatever of the of this week so two of this week as yes if you're outed as everyone. I hope you're well..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

16:06 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"A alot and welcome to another edition of one crazy story ori- i'm nate arm bruce your and <hes> how you doing sorry this is late normally have been really good about getting these out on time times since i've been doing these solo episodes but this week caught up to me at a busy weekend <hes> but it's still monday so it's still <hes> you know fair game just not just just a little later than usual but hope the spines you well. I had a solid week. Hope you guys <hes> hope he did too had a couple of great shows that are brand new comedy club in bolingbrook illinois. Little suburb of chicago called c._g.'s comedy club. Check it out if you guys are ever in the area. It's a great little club man inside of <hes> the palm aid mall. I think it was am not gonna look it up. <hes> the it was a great little great little club <hes> so <hes> thanks for having even me as <hes>. It's always nice to be. It's always nice to work a new club. There's excitement around it. Everyone's happy to be there. It's new and you know it's exciting so there's a lot of fun and working with a couple of new comics and my old pal brian aldridge who has been on this podcast before we we <hes> we talked about how he was in jail during nine eleven which was <hes> quite fascinating because what an experience that was soviet. So have you ever want to check that out. Give brian's episode listen. It's a good laugh. That's for sure bryant's funny. We could all use a laugh right now. Since everybody in america will be shot at at least once. It's monday <hes> monday early afternoon right now. It's <hes> and i'm more tired than i should be. Gotta be honest with you. I don't know what my deals i don't. Maybe i'm sick hope not but <hes> i'm young man. I shouldn't be tired this often. You know i mean you ever meet somebody older than you much older than the new who has ten times the energy you do feel like such a piece of shit. God damn it. This guy is in his early sixties and he's running marathons and i just just i overslept. You know like you just feel like such a piece of shit. Bums me out because i should be able to do. I should at least be able to keep up with somebody like that with somebody that age shoes just as active you know what i mean. I just hope it's not a sign of what i'm going to be like when i'm old. I hope i'm one of those guys that you know later later. In life finds the new found energy like you know what i'm just going to get into long distance running and never looked back. There's a little part of me that would like to run one on marathon in my lifetime just one. I don't need to do it more than once. One would be cool. I i did a five k. Once i was eighteen and at the time it was a cigarette smoker and i did it no training. No practice played hockey most of my life so i was somewhat fit. I was at least <hes> you know in some <hes> so enough shape to run however fire five gay is i still don't know i've seen a hundred of these things every year and i never take the test like three point..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

15:45 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Too much figure <hes> how to get home safely find uber hitchhike walk. I don't know call a friend. Beg you know and a lot of people drive which isn't safe so don't don't drink and drive people if you're drunk right now listening thing to this good anya but don't drive so funny as everybody says don't drink and drive but everybody does it same thing with texting and driving texting and driving every every time i see somebody texting behind the wheel. I sit my beer but i don't need. I don't need games. I don't need anything. I don't need anything to the drink with you know. I just want to have a drink and that's it yet. If i'm going out to have a good time like a wedding i was at a wedding recently and this was the game changer for me. This is a life changing moment. I had an eye opening experience and more so how i react to stressful situations right my so. I'm going to a wedding a friend of my girlfriends right. It's in downtown chicago where having a having a blast this. This day is amazing a wedding. Everybody's happy raw drinking. I'm drinking before the wedding. I don't know it was just a nice. It was a nice day. It's one of those days that you're just. You're ready to go and and have a nice nice time. That's it. You're dressed up. You look nice. You feel good so you have a couple of drinks before the wedding. You know the go to the service us. Go to the reception just to realize you've had three types of alcohol and you know the rule. I mean you know my in my experience experience. You shouldn't mix anything. If you're drinking beer. You stick to beer. If you're drinking gin only drink gin. Don't don't start drinking tequila and wine. Don't don't mix it because that's when you start to get. That's when it gets dangerous you know at least in in my brain i i learned last week that maybe maybe should stick to one type alcohol. You know i. I just play it safe. That's all. I'm a pretty mild mannered guy. I don't. I don't get too outrageous even when i'm drinking taking i'm not the type to get loud violent. You know i if anything i get too talkative but other than that. I don't really get involved in anything you know. I'm a <hes> pretty pretty chill. So the thing about this wedding is it's my girlfriend's friend's right so i know her friends but at this wedding i'm going to see her friends parents and they're the coolest people ever so fun. I don't know like i'm so excited to see them because i don't get to see them that much. I'm not going to get lunch with so you know what i mean. I don't know them like that. So the only time i have to catch up with them as at a wedding and that happens once a year if that and that's probably only gonna last for the next next year so so i gotta get my i gotta get my my fun in you. Know get to see these people. You have a few it's great. Well you no halfway through the reception. It's you know we dinner do the whole thing starting to feel good realizing you've had more than one one type of alcohol. That's not good and maybe i should slow it down. Nope go to the bar. Grab a drink while i'm at the bar. One of them goes nate. Let's do shot and of course. I got a few in me. I'm feeling happy these people that is around around great people. Let's do the shot guy. Hands me a shot like a what is this and then he says that's the quila and i didn't even blink i go. Let's do it drink tequila shot. This happens three times over the course of the evening in between shots. I'm drinking whatever i'm mortar or how do i truly don't remember so the weddings winding down. We're having a blast nights good so far my girlfriend and i decided it's time to leave and we decided we're going to take an uber home and the next day we're talking about. This in my in. My girlfriend says to me <hes>..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"It is so funny how the local economy is is just so dependent on bourbon and the tourism all the furniture just made from old barrels. That's all it is. It's like everybody's. It's like wow i know. We got like twenty thousand barrels. What do we do with them. So everybody's got an end table made out of a bourbon barrel. <hes> and it's kinda cool. I don't know it's definitely got like <hes> got a nice vibe though bourbon trail i i like it. The i would check out buffalo. Trace woodford reserve wild turkey <hes> a bunch of them. It was just it was so much fun and the kicker. The the best part is the last i were there. We kinda just made dinner and hung out and and the guy from the comedy label sends me a text message and just as he has <hes> we're we're in over the brick elliot. I worry and i said no why and he goes we'll. Someone got stabbed there tonight. So don't go there. I was like what has happened so we really dodged a bullet or or a knife on on that one and <hes> come to find out this guy <hes> as a local just like a local nutjob kind of thing like local crazy person yeah everybody everybody everybody every time we got one and apparently got into it with the bartender and she grabbed his arm kicked him out and he kind of broke a bottle and you know it kinda like crazy. He left came back with a knife and attacked her. I don't think he quite like i don't think her. I don't think he really hurt her though which thank god but like jesus christ man also this is a town where everybody knows you. How are you. I'm i would never. I don't think i'd ever commit a crime. I think i'm a pretty good person. I don't think i've ever i would ever be driven to stab somebody but if i'm going to do it i'm not doing it in the town. Where like oh yeah that does chuck is <hes>. He owns the the barbershop. There's witnesses everywhere. You can't just be like he may see who that was. Oh yeah yeah it was like forty witnesses and they'll know your fucking name. It'd be crazy if you knew how many times you almost got like you almost died or almost got hurt or something you know. Something bad almost happened do not. I don't mean just car accidents but like what i can't imagine like. I wonder how many times i like if i had left the house ten minutes sooner. I'd have been caught in the line of fire. Is that weird to think about how many times you almost died like. Just you know sitting on the train next sue crazy guy who you know right after you got off he he started stabbing seven people or something something violent. Maybe i'm the only one that thinks about that but while i'm at two it'd be kind of cool to find out how many many pictures there are of you that you don't know about and by that i mean i feel like i'm the type of person in public when people see me they take discrete snapshots. That's of me and send them to their friends in make fun of me. I don't think it's an insecurity thing. I think this is a realistic thing because i just look like a fucking weirdo. I look like weirdo. Sometimes you know so. I would love to somehow access all those photos and videos of just me walking down the street not realizing my shoes untied or i have toilet toilet paper. I'm as you or or whatever it is. I think that would be hilarious so yeah so there you go <hes> if you guys ever go down to frankfort kentucky lucky which i would highly recommend to spend a few friends together. You know all going on a trip together. It's not that expensive and if you're in the mid west it's only a few hours away. That's it so so meghan happen. Man go down there and drank..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

14:50 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Of one crazy story. I'm your host nate armbruster and thanks for being here. Yes i had no shows no shows last weekend which is which is highly unusual and hannah laco on man and it's nice to take a little. It'll break from your whatever your normal life. Is you know mine is constant annoyance and thinking about stupid funny ideas that usually end up going nowhere and <hes> that can be exhausting so instead <hes> i'm i took a trip down to frankfort kentucky and hit the bourbon trail with some <hes> good friends of mine from high school mammoth best friends the and i don't get to see them that often anymore because you know we're all getting older <hes> going out doing our own lives and she had it was a lot of fun and it was a great trip man. It was my first time spending time in frankfurt which is an interesting town. It's a little small town aben i've really only ever been to louisville which is also cool but <hes> we went down there pretty much solely to drink bourbon. You know the the whole bourbon trail thing which was kind of interesting interesting <hes>. I love this trip. I love taking this trip because it was so affordable. It wasn't very expensive at all and which is good because that's my ideal trip man. I'm broke okay. I'm trying and have fun with the least amount of money i can. You know what i'm saying. So i drove down separately came from chicago. My friends came from detroit so we met in frankfurt and dan on the way down. I got so hungry and i bought. I bought a bag of pistachios without the shells yeah. I'm i'm drive a car. I don't wanna have to open to peel the shell of possession or are you kidding me. Do you know who i am. I'm not peeing on the shell of a possession. I thought how like how privileged is that we have. We not which means and and i and i fell for it too. I was like oh without the show without all that work that lazy that i bought a bag of pistachios house without the show really three more dollars than regular pistachios and i was like you know what i'm driving. I don't wanna. I don't wanna work. I don't want to hands on we. Oh man just drink them from the bag like a huge piece of shit. I think it just comes down to me being lazy because also we had a two bedroom airbnb three beds four guys so somebody took the coach but the thing about it is the couch. The couch pulled out but i didn't. I didn't use the bet i i just laid on couch and passed out all because i was too lazy. You know like my my whole thought process at night. That first night was like yeah. I'm just gonna put all those away tomorrow and that's sad that's definitely not look good. You know that's that's what that's my thought process on life. That's my that was my way of convincing myself to just sleep on the couch. You know i'm just kind of put all this shit away tomorrow. I don't wanna have to deal with it but i tell you what man frankfort kentucky i love you. Thanks for having me. I appreciate your hospitality and great bourbon by the way so if you ever down there make sure you check it out <hes> you won't regret it. You have a good time and even if you don't and even if you don't drink bourbon <hes> you still go and force yourself to drink bourbon because it's it's it's it'll it'll grow on you and if you ever go might i suggest you stay in an airbnb on kind of on a somewhat sketchy street eat that <hes> is across the street from what looked like a group home. Maybe like you know just a lot of characters outside walking around you know like when i pulled in ah drive <hes> i drive a truck like a similar of ford ranger right so if you can picture that and as i pull in i see two people pushing a very very very large woman in a wheelchair which you know that's cool..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

07:36 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"This. Woman was so excited to take our order and she was so nice so shout out to taylor see that's how good her customer service was is that i remember her name. You know she was great. She was upset me and she at which is easy at taco bell <hes> the thing that made me laugh the most is we were gonna leave a review you know like because she was so nice so helpful kind. You know whatever you just always want want to help somebody out like that. You know she could easily be an asshole and get away with it. 'cause she works at taco bell. She it's eleven thirty at night. Everybody that comes in here's a piece of shit so so she could easily have been rude and ben legua. What do you want come on. Let's go come is taco bell. Everything's say no she was she was so engaging unkind five star customer service for juggle belfer scher so gary and i were talking about leaving her a review and i look up on like apple maps or whatever and turns out people leave yelp reviews at taco bell did not know this. If you go to any locate lake so you can look at any location on whatever map app that you use there are food. There are reviews people. Take time to review this shit and i got to read you a few of them because these are ridiculous. I just find it hilarious that so many people need to share their opinion about taco bell. I thought it was like common knowledge that you're probably not going to have a a good time. You know i mean the food is what it is. I mean that's it's taco bell. You're just you're gonna get what you're going to get but who's taken the time to review this shit. Listen to this us. The most recent reviews i i looked up the location on apple maps and it took me over to yelp and this last guy so this was six months ago and all it's it's one star one star for a fast food restaurant should have taken lap and looked around before ordering. Place is a disgusting mess tables dirty food on the floor. Drink dispensary has spills an ice all over at condiments or a mess food prep floor area disgusting yeah as every taco bell who walks in like you know at these tables a dirty gonna guess at the food's probably gross come on another one one-star one-star john m every time i go here. I specifically asked for extra sauce pack with my meal and every time i do. They give me one packet per item i order. I didn't know it was hard to grab a handful of sauce so this guy gave it. A one star review says he never gets the right amount of sauce that he asked for but he goes back every time so he gives the plays one start but goes back one a loser who does that who who lives this kind of life. You know i mean even if i've had have had bad experiences at taco bell bottled talk about it if anything i'm online right now talking about how great my experience various was who does that one. Just go in and get it sauce man. Just get over here one star. That's it and it's fast food. Okay if you expect anybody anybody in that room to care if you expect them to actually give a shit you're you're going about life all wrong because it should be the opposite. I expect them to not give but when they do you even if it's a little bit dude the experience is amazing. This is a good one dakota. Two stars time of closing online has two away. 'em pulled up at six a._m. And they were already closed. This is the second time it has happened if you close it to post that time don't close early just because you feel like hey dakota..

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

15:18 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Hey everybody welcome to another edition of one crazy story. I'm nate armbruster if you're just joining us thanks for joining me and if you're new here thanks for joining me and if you're a returning thanks for coming back is that means must be doing alright. I hope i hope you you liked the show. I'm open your solo episodes. I'm having fun. <hes> it's a forcing myself to be more creative than work on shit so it's it's very helpful having the pressure and to not be able to blame the fact that i can't find a guest this week to just not boast an episode so i hope i'm hope you're putting putting up with me. I promise if you're not feeling it yet. It'll get good. It'll get better. I promise i'm working on it so so thanks for sticking with me. Appreciate shit you listening. I'm in michigan right now. I'm in michigan. I'm not in my closet recording as i usually am <hes> amend and my mom's basement i'm visiting for the weekend had a show last night. That was fun <hes> yeah. I left coming back man. It's nice. I come back a lot because there's there's just so many places here that let me work <hes> and perform and and the currently that's all i'm relying on so i kind of need it. So of course i'm gonna <hes>. I'm definitely gonna come back. I drive back and forth from chicago to detroit a lot and i left a few days ago. Come to michigan and i'm obsessed. I've been i'm obsessed. Lately with starbucks cold brew particularly that nitro both are good but lately. I've been hooked on that nitro and it's it is behind it. I think taste. I like the taste of it and it just works man that gets me. It's more potent than normal coffee. As far as caffeine goes so oh. I'm happy with it so i find myself purchasing those a lot more and a good for a long drive. If you.

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

14:07 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Hey everybody welcome to another edition of one crazy story. I'm i'm nate armbruster <hes> just calming down after freaking out for about five minutes about why i couldn't hear anything in my headphones and it turns turns out. They weren't plugged in the day. I'm having happy sunday while it's monday by the time you're listening to this. It's not sunday but that i'm recording this on sunday. Okay so here we are <hes>. What a week. What are we crazy week. Fourth of july week <hes> kicked off last sunday with the chicago kagoj pride parade which i did not attend but i basically live in the epicenter of it and man was that crazy people everywhere. Everybody's everybody's in a great mood my first time experiencing anything like this i was getting. I just got back into town as the parade events were winding down so people are walking in home and doing their own thing whatever <hes> everybody's in a great mood the wasted and i mean wasted i mean it was just a straight party and <hes> i. I feel bad. I missed out a look like a lot of fun but i was walking to my place about a mile and <hes> the close got too because you know my street was closed off. It was is basically part of the parade route and so i couldn't park anywhere near it you know as i find a spot to leave. My car walked back anticipate because i didn't know what to expect this. My first i experienced living here <hes> my first <hes> it was the first time i was seeing cited how busy it was gonna be you know but my entire street is closed. There's no cars ars at all which is interesting weird feeling because it's a city street. You.

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"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

16:05 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on One Crazy Story with Nate Armbruster

"Hello and welcome to another edition of one crazy story. I'm your host nate armbruster and dan here. Is another episode hope you're doing. Well just got back to chicago from michigan visiting some friends and went and i saw tom saga who's very funny. Stand up comedian if you're not familiar <hes> stayed in detroit which is always nice and now back in chicago as welcome back to my apartment before recording this now and standing in my closet currently because it as loud as hell outside. There is currently <hes> fifteen feet from me outside. My window is an outhouse because they're working on the building store and it's very odd because it's meant for the employees eased the people working remodeling the building and the outhouses there twenty four seven so of course everybody walking by feels like they can use. Is it and i guess you know i'd rather them. Go there then on the sidewalk in front of my building but you know you can just hold it until you get to your destination right like a grown adult. I mean who in the right mind is like you know. I'm a block away. I better just use this out house. It's clear because you can't. I'm now at a point in my life. Where if i'm going anywhere. I'm like you better go to the bathroom. I am a grown man making a decision. I don't find out later that i gotta go to the bathroom term and then get disappointed myself because i didn't go before i left the house so if you're listening to this right now and you're one of those people that has ruin everyone's night by going <hes>. Can we gotta go to the bathroom. Just go before you leave the house then we'll have to use an outhouse <hes> that's not even meant for public use really but they do leave it just on the sidewalk so i guess it is kind of inviting and if there is an emergency situation you know got take a dump or whatever it's it's there for you so i guess i appreciate them keeping the shit off the streets literally but also no one was doing that prior to having the outhouse there so i just don't get two thoughts. Come to mind when i see this. I see people running in there. Just wander just nonchalant. They don't even knock they just grabbed the door and open lake like it's just the public outhouse i've seen it happen multiple times. It's so russo weirdly because i would never feel comfortable doing that. I'm i'm never comfortable in an outhouse to to begin with but one that's on the sidewalk not even meant to be used by you. You just going to run in there and take a shoot real quick on the sidewalk. There's people walking around you. That's so weird and i just keep thinking is so funny because i'm probably over thinking all of this too but every time i think man that guy shouldn't that those people they should not happy using that that's not they're all upset about it but we really what's gonna like what's the what's the punishment for that. You can't really get mad added somebody for shooting in a place. That's you know i'll do that. You're allowed to shit. You know i keep thinking like mitch..

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"nate" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"nate" Discussed on KCRW

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"nate" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

WMEX 1510 AM

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"nate" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM

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"nate" Discussed on LA Talk Radio Channel 1

LA Talk Radio Channel 1

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"nate" Discussed on LA Talk Radio Channel 1

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"nate" Discussed on Love 860

Love 860

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"nate" Discussed on Love 860

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"nate" Discussed on The Tom Leykis Show

The Tom Leykis Show

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"nate" Discussed on The Tom Leykis Show

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