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"nickerson" Discussed on Atmosphere Church Podcast
"Got to know that we got to persevere. Let's let's endure this thri. This has some unity as have some prayer. Let's have some praise best. Pray father we bless you. Thank you for this time. We love you. We ask that. You just Confidence in our time with me and again. I'm not asking that you would take even the the hardship of the trial away right now got. I'm just asking that that you would do us what you would want to do in us. And if it's if it so happens that that you shake the gates in the and the prison doors open man so be. But i'm asking for courage i'm asking for obedience. I'm asking for a spirit of unity within the body of believers. I'm asking that we would learn how to pray into seek your face with all of our hearts with all of our minds. Dollar are sold out of our spirits. And i'm asking that instead of going to a self help book or call in our dearest friends that we would. I praise you have a spirit of praise in our hearts and in our mouths so low we thank you. We bless you and we give you all the on in all the glory jesus name we pray amen. Thank you for tuning in today to another great message from atmosphere church. If this message has spoken to your heart would you take a moment and share it with your friends. You can connect with us on spotify. I tunes podcast. Youtube facebook and instagram. Simply do a search for atmosphere church through these various platforms and then click the follow or subscribe buttons. It's another great way for us to be able to stay connected with you. If you live in the southern california area we would love to invite you to be a part of our family for more information about our church. Go to our official website at atmosphere. Dodge church finally fifth this service and our other resources bless you. Would you consider giving back to atmosphere church to support. Not just these things to also support the creation of even more resources for you to make a donation simply go to our website and click the link that says give your gift of any amount is greatly appreciated until next time we pray you will keep the faith spread the hope and live the love..
"nickerson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"No no one to report it to this fully glitter food and it really exploded in their faces. I mean all over. Their cars is amazing feedback. There's more where that came from. Go check it out ok. It's time for this week's we. What's your whitest purchase. The show the david hasselhoff oxygen. And it got us thinking about the weirdest thing you've ever bought so that's the day what derek calls has. It was your whitest purchase. But we want to know what's your weirdest purchase which also has your whitest purchase. Arrest me because i mean you. The david hasselhoff thing like that's pretty impressive. Whoever's trying to buy that david hasselhoff thing. So you you i i wanna see a the depths of their purchase. Spend six figures. And i have a mental picture. What that person looks like his mind. And they're definitely white person. Derrick derrick. I went through a phase. I had a weird sense of humor. I went through a phase where i wanted I i'm not a hunter i don. I don't hunt. But i saw a jack elope one time where it's like they'd take a rabbit and put Amazon office yeah. So this jack elope got. I got when i was in college as a joke. And then i just took it with me wherever i moved and then friends started realizing. Oh he likes weird taxidermy. and so i started Collecting unnaturally horned animals. And so i have like four or five things like a piranha with like like teeth like Like they put. Like i have all these weird like unnaturally horn horn animals We're we're weird purchases on my show. Rose semi some pitchers bribe. Never seen a piranha. Well that's actually kind of close to your own little house of horrors podcasts. Weird we weird. Podcast stuff that people have sent us over the years we have a whole whole bookshelves of Very strange things that we've acquired but yeah hit us up. Tell us the weirdest thing you've ever purchased. Maybe you love it. you don't have to regret it. Maybe of it tells about it since picture. I'm gonna love it too. Because i'm easily entertained. Tweet us at relevant podcasts. Or post on this episode as post on the road magazine. Discount dustin nickerson for joining us..
"nickerson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"That's possible options. Who this mystery bitter here that i'm trying to see the psychology here one is. It's someone who's really rich and has a very rich sense of irony and is buying it to like be the biggest one up at the next like white elephant gift exchange like. Could you imagine if i had just a ton of money and we do a wider super inappropriate gift exchange every year with friends. If i if i had money to burn i would fully get that and this is a tech billionaire. This is like just care about one hundred thousand dollars. Yeah right because this is really running for editor. Yeah right. But i think the possibility that we might be forgetting is the germans. They love him they do. They love him like inexplicably for years might be in town center and rural germany. Like this might be replacing. The fountain at the center of the town like practically always forget how big he is in europe particularly germany. And and and this is you know as it says larger than actual life. It is flipping david. Hasselhoff is much taller than i thought. And he's he's the tallest man in the history of location of the photos. Just like a generic suburban like a storage shed facility where you can rent a ten by ten four hundred bucks a month. This was distorted u-haul like and now it's worth one hundred thousand dollars sitting there. Nobody wanted it. Okay let's kristen your point. So there's only two lodged explanations one is like bill gates alon mosque centric tech billionaire. Young guy thinks it's ironic. We'll be the talk of the party. Oh yeah exactly. They're doing a white elephant exchange. You know they were supposed to be a twenty five thousand our limit someone went and spend one hundred and twenty you know because they came across but i like your second theory that it's like algebra merckel or some high ranking german official. That just knows look two thousand twenty one already already off to a little rocky start. What can i do to lift the spirits of the german people. I just see. I just see this like flying over a hang glider over german towns and just having the german people just outside cheering as fourteen foot. Tall shirtless hasselhoff flies over. If that's the enjoy exactly exactly. It's no longer brought hasselhoff joy. He marie kondo it. Now it's for other people joy the cycle of off at that's the i. I'm kinda leaning towards that theory. Chris guys have you looked through these things. There are some amazing david. Hasselhoff memorabilia items for auction. Everybody used to go to live. Auctioneers dot com. No don't go because you're gonna drive the prices up never mind. Don't go because i want to get some of this stuff. This is unbelievable the bitter are you the bitter camera i think about how you could put look at the rest of the stuff. If you had one hundred grand of how many things you could acquire. I don't want one thing. If i had the money. There is some crazy stuff here. There's also like the fact that someone has estimated this to be worth seven hundred and fifty thousand. Wouldn't you guys loved it because before there was like pawn stars where he go sell stuff. There's like antiques. roadshow on pbs. How much would you love to walk into an antiques. Roadshow dragging this thing behind you and be like i paid one hundred twenty one thousand dollars for. Please tell me how much is actually worth here. Derek is there any like ironic celebrity if they auctioned off like vintage memorabilia of them you would. You would be first in line. Listen man. I like i've learned so much about why people.
"nickerson" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"For lor sues right so like a lot of people around this time maybe maybe i don't wanna speak for a lot of people. I feel like one thing that i've done a lot during the pandemic is in. Just my family's done just almost out of boredom cleaning the house and my cleaning stuff out a lot. You know. it's like once you get done. You're like oh let's find more. I've got nothing to do nowhere to go. And even though i'm wearing sweat pants and having showered in three days the idea of any kind of filth in my house i just got a radical filter decluttering. There's a documentary on netflix. Scott minimalism early mantis. And dave ramsey. That kind of stuff. Like you want to streamline your life the i guess it's just like a way to kind of exert some degree of control over life it seems like out of control how a so but it looks like there's a lot of people doing that and including one david hasselhoff. I don't know. If he's i'm gonna assume i'm gonna assume the office doing just fine financially. I'm just take the high road here. And i'm assuming you just kind of doing a little marie kondo and is cleaning out some space in the garage of things that no longer bring him joy because day. The house off this week win on instagram and announced a pretty significant auction of david hasselhoff related memorabilia. Now there's a couple of items that i could see. People really be an interest in buying and cut a justifying. The price like an original nightrider. Like the car like kit. You know probably going to sell for three hundred hundred thousand dollars. I could see someone wanting that. And i could see it retains value like a baywatch retro pinball machine again not my thing there might be some pinball collectors might think it'd be cool to have one from the hof from the baywatch heyday. There's one item that i'm quite disturbed about and i wanted to talk to you guys about this and get some positive about it because i'm not so much disturbed that he selling it. I'm concerned about that. There's a current bid on this item. Now apparently i never saw the two thousand four. Spongebob movie but i do know that. Spongebob said pretty. Self aware franchise and you know they. They had a cameo david hasselhoff in the movie sort of tongue in cheek because david off of the life. Famous for lifeguards. Spongebob under the ocean. But part of the appearance required the movie to build a fourteen foot long say long not tall because it is laying down. I think in the movie. It was like us to torpedo something but it is a replica of david hasselhoff shirtless in red bathing suit. Okay sounds like a dummy. It's only a crash test dummy okay. This is a like just ceramic thing. It's not it's not. Like the mythbusters guy made a jelly or mannequin. You can repos. This is david hasselhoff. Lay face down arms at aside with his head up with a big roof again. Grand just like this on it okay. So it's a torpedo of david hasselhoff. That is fourteen feet long with that he owned and he's decided like yeah no longer brings him joy get a put it on what he is called the hof auction block and he he's posted pictures and selling it okay. How much is the asking for this because my backyard could use something like that. Okay here's what is disturbing to me about it. It's not. I appreciate him taking a swing here guys. My dad sell sold cars growing up. And there's all rule when he sold cars is like you can always bring the price down and go she asian. But you can ever bring it back up right. So if i'm telling you my cars for sale for ten thousand dollars you're like i'll i want nine now. Well it's actually eleven now. It doesn't work like that. You can only go down. So i can see why he priced at at one hundred thousand dollars. Here's what's the serving to me. There is someone who has placed a one hundred thousand dollars on this varies ended. There is someone in the world right now. That has a hundred thousand dollars that they are burning a hole in their pocket and they have decided that the best way to spend this money is on a fourteen foot. Long ceramic david hasselhoff. I'm very very deeply disturbed by just knowing this person exists. Why people rich man rich to say buddy and the buyer's premium is twenty one percent so twenty one thousand dollars more than one hundred thousand dollars. What what you mean by premium auto auction house gets cut. That came out of the hundred thousand nine hundred hundred the seller the seller. What they would the buyer pays premiums. Twenty one percent is it. Is it not like deeply deeply.
"nickerson" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"I am very excited to join today by a friend of mine somebody. I've done a lot of comedy with here and in other cities as well. And i wanted to bring him on because he has a new special called overwhelmed. That's available on amazon. And i feel like we're moving into a time period where we're going to have a little free time on our hands too and and i really think that comedy is incredibly healing. And i know that we have a lot of twelve thirteen and fourteen year old listeners Interestingly i know where news with swears but this is a clean special. And we're going to talk about it. Please welcome my friend. Dustin nickerson dustin. How are you. I'm good thank you a heads up to your middle schoolers I there's a good ten minutes in there about how much i don't like middle schoolers but from what. I have gained savvy middle schoolers. Who would be your listeners. That to their favorite part of the special. Because it's like one of those things like you know how when whatever group you're in there so we some embarrassing version of that group That's who i'm going after in in that big chunk of how much i don't like middle schoolers way to punch down dust specifically at my own kid book. What it came from was i had to do you know. It's been such a weird year for us for gigs. And i did a gig at like a youth camp Like it was like a a christian youth camp and it was so bad. It's just it's just the budget sweaty virgins in the woods. You know just like. And so. I was so mad. I rant about this on stage. So that's bursts of that bit makes sense so again. I wonder over this briefly in your that long and winding introduction But we have been so focused on the news and the election and the fascism and the awfulness of the last four to five years of this. And it's i first of all. I love that you've called this overwhelmed because a lot of us feel that like like right on the nose and we move into the the next four years of hashtag biden. Calm or sleepy joe Which is a welcome respite from what we've had to deal with. Fire hose of news Scandal back to you know grey poupon and tan suits I think i think we're gonna be able to find more time to do the things that we love. And and this is so good. I want you to tell people a little bit about what you know. What motivated you to to make this this new this new this new special sure. Yeah i by the way. I think trump con biden. Sleepy joe. I was like as like i relate to that. That's not an insult who's not sleepy. I'm always sleepy right. That's like the. The person tweeted people who say go bigger. Go home seriously. Underestimate how much i want to go ahead of trump's nicknames which you know that's that's. He's more professional wrestling than politician. He just gives. People nicknames speaks in catch phrases is sales merged. She's in the wwe hall of fame. That's who he is but Sleepy joe just made me relate to more so but that's kind of you know how it is with With comedy you You write your bids They have To quote louis. ck like it's they have like a fruit like lifespan. Where they get good and then they get ripe and then they start to go bad a little bit like you. Just don't you change as a person you don't believe in them in the way that you used to or or the country changes the people change. Yes you can no longer talk about things that you talked about ten years ago. My gosh. I had this a bit. That i used to do about Have 'bout how would people talk about how they grew up in their house and their mom had they had a good cop bad cop in their house and i was raised by a single payer says i who has two cops that seems like excessive force. I had to get rid of that. Bit more talking about cops or excessive force or anything like it is just like you're right. The country changes the sensibilities change. And so i had these these jokes that had been doing for a while and then also had written a. I felt like a decent amount of stuff on Kind of the climate of things and Things like masks and you know facebook arguments and You know Some kobe staff of one comedian friends. It like it's not a covert special. But it is kobe aware like so i wanted to write this and i wanted to put out and then when the pandemic it i had we had like just called an audible and ended up filming in september outside for like twenty twenty. Five people are wearing masks all spread out where literally in a parking lot in la outside of the studio that shot it and And we were kind of going through The the most like what do we call this thing. would we And a lot of time. I start my set by saying thank you. That was overwhelming. And i just kind of took it. That's how we feel. I think we all feel right now just again regardless of where you stand on these issues like Even like you could be Take the vaccine is a good example whether you're so eager to have the vaccine or you think it's putting a microchip in your forearm like either way you're overwhelmed right now as as you tweet about it from the track. That's so funny or as you eat like a costco hotdog. I guarantee that whatever was in that hot dog. You're seed you're eating a takito from seven eleven and you're worried about the ingredients of the vaccine. I cared t. That's not fda approved. Yeah it and you're right. We've all been very just overwhelmed again. This this fire hose of lies. That's been aimed directly at our faces and so two to take a minute until laugh. I think is is super important. I mean it's the whole concept The initial podcast motion wrote was based on. We gotta get in here. We gotta do. News swears and we have to have jokes. We have a fantasy indictment league and You know and. I think that that's how a lot of people have been coping over the last four years. I agree i agree. I try and You know some people do escapism comedy. And i think there's a place for that like hey i just want you to talk about anything else. I don't try and do that. I tried to talk about what's going on but try and take the edge off a little you know like that's like hey like politics sir pandemic or whatever may be happy racial stuff like it's all tense and most people who talk about. It are talking about an intense way. I wanna talk about it. Like i don't wanna be the person that dyke totally like in june when all the rights were happening and you had people just still running like their old random clips about airplane food or whatever you like what are you doing. You can't just totally neglect what's happening but to do so. In a way that you can share your opinion your take but you're trying to and i think you guys do a great job with it if like you're by adding humor and levity to it you're taking the edge off a little bit you know and it also gives you a way to speak speak truth to power which comedians have done since the beginning of time and and yeah and to just ignore these massive movements and and incredibly difficult situations like the pandemic that that are facing us is is to is to just kind of. It's very tone-deaf Yeah i think so too. I think that there's a there's a time and a place for that type of comedy to quote or like a..
"nickerson" Discussed on Campfire Sht Show
"There's a guy who's asleep asleep. Yeah i love that. I love that. I love it so much highest compliment that i have gotten as i've gotten i've actually hit other comics accused me of being a plant. There's been a little stuff. A little murmuring. That i've heard great because that means that was so good that it doesn't seem real so i take that as a compliment. Even though they're absolutely wrong i would never. I wouldn't ever put a plan. That would be a bad idea. That could come off so faith. Oh gosh could go back and watch the special. We're not gonna do okay. I rented i only have forty dollars. Sorry if you ever do in a little bit yeah eventually nonsol- everyone who listen to this but there's actually one of my favorite moments of the special is because i'm watching and reliving it and i've watched so many times because i went through the editing. You i'm i'm setting up a joke and you see my eyes. Catch him i go. He is this guy. And then i go back to my joke and then i look back again to confirm and now the good news is on the second. Said we do two shifts of course and if you'd have fallen asleep the first show. I don't know that. I would have said anything because i was like we already have one in the can but i know if we can create a moment here. Then this'll be one of the highlights of the sure and it did turn into that. And i was as it was happening. I was like this is so fun. I think that's very bold of you. I think a lot of comics would have just been like. That's not happening. i'm going to not i'm not. I'm not sure. Or because because i think that does show like yeah. I think some weaker comics would think that. That's a weak moment. But i love that you grabbed onto your like. Are you fucking kidding. Was he sleeping and he was. He was yes we watched he was. He was fully out at that point. I woke him up and he was. It was so bizarre because we were only twelve minutes in right. It was really really really deep into the special at that point. Like what did this guy do events that he just sat down. He's like finally at the end of a hard day. I get to go down so thank you for saying that. I felt full disclosure in my act. I do a decent amount of crowd work but not a lot. I do it. When i feel like a half do but also full disclosure. I couldn't afford to have one crowd member asleep because everybody can see everybody. He's next three people and if he's asleep that means i'm going to lose this whole side and now a third of the crowd is out. I have everybody laughing. And and it ended up being one of the biggest pops of it and it kind of woke everybody up because i felt like the specials going good. Everything's working and then when that happens we all come like. I felt that i felt that moment. I felt like comedy feels like there's always a moment. That's what i was kind of saying like when you see a special a lot of times it feels like you're in a theater. You're doing this thing you've got your thing but like this felt like a a live comedy show right and i loved that about it and get that a lot and it was also an outside show. So there's a couple of times you hear a plane go over me and then there's also were next to that hazardous waste and it was a cold nights in so the the found this out afterwards like the chemicals were like expanding my god. And that's why you keep hearing. Bung bong it happened. Probably we had to edit a few of them out because at a certain point you're just like well honestly it's amazing i really do recommend everybody thank go. Check it out that Tell people where they can get it. I know we said it was on amazon. Amazon tells on probably. If you if you're looking for the direct links just go to my website destined nickerson dot com and Be the first thing when it pops up your awesome. I am. I gonna give you a hang loose funny. I started doing that about a year ago. Ironically and then the last three months says i mean and now it's a very bad thing to jog with my way. Yes absolutely to say it is nice to see you get along. This also means this is the death of you. You'll never be back on the now that you've committed to this aerobics. It's actually just in my room right there you go. He was waiting. But now you ruined so We love you. Thank you for being here. You're awesome go. check him out. Dustin nickerson we'll see you next time guys We're still i have not. Oh we're i'm surprised. You came back with me. I felt something this time. I felt this time. Okay so i went in here thinking. These people don't like each other. And i saw that fucking twinkle in your eye that i see when you get around boys I think you kinda like him. I think you're right. I think this time. I think you wanna have him as a fuck toy. That's what i think. He is married dad and say that he wasn't married. I just said i think things changed. I respect his art. I saw you your mouth. Does this thing where you start to open it and like like you like you can totally tell we we just happen to have a lot of hoti. Boom belotti boys on me over and over girl. I mean you were so dined. Get into like you and in this this episode. I realized like now. You really want him to like you in a different way. You really want this motherfucker. I respect him and his wife. This is not what we're talking about. I'm just saying like as almost like a silly story on the side. I could tell you. I you had you had a female boehner for this this guy. I am not going to deny it. I knew it. We're never going to jog together. Rear three children shit. I am not going to deny that there is a little bit of it on my end it turned from inquisitiveness to. I'm not going to say traction. No like i said you know what i think it is. Yeah you're addicted and so attracted to success. He has an an amazon special. Now you're like oh fuck. He's doing. He's doing it for an hour about thirty minutes more than i need. I i loved us. And he's he's a super chill dude and again he told you where to go. Go to amazon prime you can go to. His website doesn't nickerson dot com..
"nickerson" Discussed on Campfire Sht Show
"Okay let's get into the show. Come on now. Gather round ravelo and suit back down. What's that smell with it. Sound your own found out. Hit the ground. Damn fashion should show your counselors. Bo hovered am miracle. Oh yes another week. Another show. And i'm so excited about this show. It's not just you. And i looking at our big fat really stoked because you know this year's been for lack of a better word unprecedented. Something happened but you know it's a little bit different because you have to think about if you're going to have a guest on all the precautions all the steps you have to take and in this case didn't do any of that. Would in wash our hands. We breathe on each other and we still invited someone strain into the house so out of out of all the people that we've had on this podcast. I am so stoked to go into this episode with our friend dustin nickerson and why is that you may ask as a second time. Our first second timer our first second timer because the first time around maryland. Dustin had kind of a weird energy that i thought like. He doesn't like her. she's now dying to get him to like her. In first episode. He was his body. Language was inching away towards me like the things you said. Yeah he's kind of rolled his eyes a little bit and this is not to his detriment he. He was just responding natural over people. Don't like me though. I just love it when people challenge you and in this case you were so challenged by the idea that someone could possibly in this world. Not like you and so. That's why i'm very excited very excited to get into the sleeping bag with our good friend and second timer dustin nickerson here we go zipping our whether he likes it or not i was just gonna say i really appreciate it in your special overwhelmed available at amazon now very subtle. You did a really great job of the mask thing. Because that's that's i think you really handled it. Well where you're like. I am pro mask. When did it turn into that. We have to wear it now when we work out or that one. We're like two feet or twelve feet right. You handle because even in my mind i was like how do we do. Comedy with such a divisive issue. Really handled it. Well thank you appreciate that. That's because like all bits. They fail for a long and then they found what worked and didn't offend to many people and also still point still funny. But i think that that's the case would like everything like la. I would never celebrate increase in cases and hospitals or anything like that l. a. has been one of the most extreme lockdowns and protocols in the country and has some of the worst numbers in the country. And that's the point. Nobody knows what they're doing right. Stop playing expert. Stop acting like you know everything. Just like it's it's a pandemic it's new. It's a new virus. Nobody has answers. I think touch on that in your special which is like yes. I agree with you about like just where like where mask. I'm against wearing but also the rules have been a little bit faded and so they and they're constantly changes. That's why people are so irritated. Okay before we get into this. I'm sorry i didn't know that. I care about having agenda because first off this is unprecedented because we've never had a guest twice right okay. You're the first time that you've done that. We're on episode one hundred and forty five or eight and you are the first time we've ever had someone twice excellent. There's a reason for that. Okay okay the last time you were on great which was holding but immediately pandemic. I felt this energy between the two of you wear. I don't know you that well. But i've been around you. I've met you. Yeah so many shows and say yeah. And i know you're comedian. I know that with that comes a very special brew of personality. We're all broken. But what i noticed watching the two of you like oh. He doesn't like her very well. He's kind of irritated. Enrolling is a little bit which i totally one hundred percent get instead of our listeners. And maryl- maryl- impure merrill form after the show has like you know doesn't really great guy and i could tell he was just like not really into you and then she in in true marriage was like i'm gonna make it my one hundred percent purpose in life to make him like you didn't say it keeping the parents. Dustin asked at a comedy show in dustin world. he knows what's up with maryland. Though i have like a robotic defectors something no. that's not true that you're fuck you maryland. Does the now takes over the ones upset with each other playfully. Didn't you talk to daniel. Daniel told me now maybe this is daniels part but you had said like oh yeah i did did can i show Your friends thing. Yeah both saying what's up with a girl. Like and i was like that's one hundred percent like you are right to ask that question right and so then i said to you like oh yes what's up with you. And then she took it as she went to great lengths. Follow you on instagram. Yeah comment on everything you did like. Hey you're the best. Friend dawson lauren. My my my real best friend morning really loves him and i said you were like why do i hate him now. I never hated. Hated us. That i think we played didn't like each other because i was like i like essential oils. I like yeah. I'm every optimistic. Calling thing salsa i am. You're right. I think that he playfully fun not to leisure or maybe he did ask about me in the way it was like what the fuck is wrong there. I have enough self confidence to know that some people will just. I thought it was so funny. Because you start unraveling and you had to prove that dustin like i had to like it right okay. So that being said there was dust. How does this unravel for. I think that the key here is if you want to get back on a podcast. Don't like one of the that is an totally common. I i got. I got new followers. That of the deal. So my recollection of all of this was you talked about this on an episode and you sent me the clip. God narrow and i was totally caught off guard by. I was in this because you thought like whose merrill. I don't even remember them. No no. I remember it. But i didn't. I didn't think lease. I didn't think anything of it. I was like oh that was fun. I wanted you to know because san diego is a very small and large city. If it got back to you that we were shit talking. You're making you as my arch nemesis. If you thought. I was stupid i at least wanted to do my part and be like oh i on my end. This is bad. Because i have a crippling need to be liked and so the idea that somebody didn't thought that i didn't like them like there's plenty of people i don't like but that very rarely gets out. I don't want to know that. I don't like so in this case. They didn't get out like this. I'm still trying this. The daniel comment. I don't recall at all so let me play it for you. I'm just just what. I what i'm thinking i was asking. Was your relationship status. that's what i'm thinking. No with each other. oh. I didn't know the connection between youtube today. Live together as a couple. But i don't. There's no way you're who knows. I just probably bombed it whistle-stop fuck mural grab deflecting at probably just had been heckled by the eleven regular day because whistle-stop won't kick them out. They won't do. They've been drinking since two the day before through and the rest of the show is absolute fire..
No swimming at some Long Island beaches due to shark sightings
"Growing after Mohr shark sightings, the shark was spotted close to shore at the Hempstead Point. Lookout Beach Lifeguard also spotted a large shark near the shoreline at Lido Beach. West and Sharks also seen it. Nickerson Beach. These are just a few of a number of shark sightings yesterday on Long Island beaches and lifeguards had the shut those beaches. The swimming on Get a really hot summer day. I'm Scott Pringle, double the authorities. Ah,
New York City beaches open for holiday weekend, no swimming allowed
"A few days at the beach is typically a no brainer for Memorial Day weekend needless to say it is a little bit more complicated this year some beaches are open some are restricting who can go others are restricting what you can do there here to tell us where new Yorkers and new Jerseyans can go to welcome the summer wireless socially distancing is WNYC's Karen Yi and the Jake often hearts of Gothamist Karen Jake hello hi David it it it there is still so much we don't know about cope with nineteen but many epidemiologists say that with social distancing precautions in place heading to the beach does not pose a large threat for people in low risk groups Cameron let's start with you governor Murphy said beaches would re open for the holiday weekend is that right yes that's right so Murphy has said if speech is re opened they need to limit the amount of people on the beach and enforced social distancing so it's really gonna be up to each municipality to decide how to do that and what parts of the beaches or boardwalks to re open so remember not all of the beach is closed during the pandemic some have already re opened and some remain partially close and it's equally as complicated in New York City right Jake governor Cuomo joined New Jersey Connecticut and Delaware to open up the beaches but mayor bill de Blasio technically won't open up city beaches that's right David New York City is fourteen miles on public beaches are technically close what that really means is the beaches are closed to swimming sports picnics many of the social things people go to the beach for but you can still walk sit on the beach or even dip your feet into the water up to your ankles the idea is to discourage nothing Yorkers from going to the beach so it's not over crowded what about beaches on Long Island to Jones beach the Hamptons these are very popular spots for new Yorkers or they could be an option many all island beaches will be open this weekend but they're not exactly rolling out the red carpet for us New York City residents several towns including East Hampton have plans to limit or entirely banned outsiders from their shores that's led to some regional contentions of Nassau County official had to walk back in down and out of towners on Nickerson beach after my colleague Sylvia Chang points out that beaches that receive federal funding must be open to the public the state run beaches like Robert Moses in Jones beach will be open to everyone but they're restricting capacity to fifty percent and governor Cuomo says people could be turned away from parking lot as early as ten AM single parking is always a problem and beaches in both states Karen tell us about the Jersey Shore is parking to be restricted even more than usual yes so again it's gonna come down to home rule it's New Jersey right so it's gonna be up to each town since sandy hook which is run by the National Park Service is limiting parking to fifty percent and so is island beach state park which is run by the state mayors have told me that they're gonna be announcing reminders on loudspeakers there's gonna be civilian ambassadors patrolling the boardwalk there's gonna be a lot of signage but really it's gonna have to come down to trust trust that people will do the right thing and act responsibly what Jake in New York City you have reported on members of the NYPD enforcing social distancing measures in physically aggressive ways in the subways and on city streets can new Yorkers expect a large police presence on the beaches what is the plan for monitoring resource can definitely expect to see a major law enforcement presence this weekend and why PDP stale has been up thirty percent they'll be joined by parks police and thousands of social distancing ambassadors similar to New Jersey if things get too crowded the mayor says they may even put up fencing literally barricading the beaches anyone who tries to swim will be ordered out well in New Jersey some mayors are concerned about not enough police presence on the beaches Cameron that what are you hearing I spoke two point pleasant beach mayor Paul Kenitra and he's very concerned about this so his speech is partially open not the boardwalk so this means that Jenkins beach is also gonna be close but the biggest problem for him and re opening everything is that he says he can't hire the seasonal officers who normally boost up as police force during the summer because all the training academies are closed so for the things that are open for the part of each that is open he says this weekend will be a test run for whether the precautions they've implemented will work we need to see how realistic it is to have our badge checkers wearing the mask and gloves and in hot weather we need to make sure that our lifeguards are able to you know the date people and do things appropriately with the set up that we have one up one down on the lifeguard stands in with the new half the filters for their resuscitation devices so the mayor said there's really no playbook for this I mean everybody is really trying out what works for their particular beach okay so if people can solve the puzzle of finding an open beach what happens when they get there will there be open public restrooms or boardwalk restaurants open for food pickup so curbside pickup is allowed for nonessential businesses take out is going to continue for restaurants a New Jersey recently allowed to go cocktails on the public restroom issue again that's going to depend on the town whether they decide to open those or how they apply limits to that the one thing that the state is encouraging is that everyone wear a mask right and it's the same thing in New York there will be some to go through the options available re sparked beaches are is open many of the vendors on Coney Island and they'll be some bathrooms and Porta potties starting this weekend and finally you keep in mind the water's going to be fifty five degrees not exactly swimming weather even if you are out yeah I think that's gonna keep a lot of people out of the water we'll have to hear much more about how it goes this weekend WNYC's Karen Yi and the Gothamist reporter Jake often hearts thank you for joining us thanks
"nickerson" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"Hey I've been trying to protect this hundred million dollars per company on on my own and and you know when you put those things into physical terms. You'll you'll never find somebody that says. Oh Hey I've got a hundred million dollars in cash in a warehouse. How many people do you think we need to protect that? They're like one one probably fine. No no that's that's that's ridiculous. You'd never know one in Earth would say that but but as soon as it becomes a non tangible and they go. Oh it's one hundred dollars but it's you know it's it's on the computers caretaking one still not going to work there. Yeah I don't know man. I I think the I think the future. I think the future sees US finding. I hope the future sees us finding a good balance because we just can't keep whining and complaining. There aren't enough people while trying to solve the security problem by everybody by every you know looking manually at logs trying to manually do things even source space is incrementally helping but I I just I I think the challenge and I love to hear what you're thinking but I think the challenge for the next five years is figuring out how to lessen dependence on people increase the efficiency and efficacy of tools that we have in place. Stop trying to chase like I did. I talked to an organization not not three months ago. They had four different simplisafe forms. Okay one for one for application intelligence one for network intelligence one for for general analytics in one for security. I'm there like will they each do something a little bit different than the other. And I'm like so you're ineffective at all of them now. It's it's terrible it. It is an and the reality is they. Don't different things right? Yeah they they absolutely do not do different things the my so. So here's my My my prediction of this of the solution is is definitely not over. We're GONNA get there right away thing But I'll call it ten years right in ten years. What what I believe we will see and at least this is. This is a way to get to some of those solutions. Is that As people start to learn more about security they will eventually recognize that security is not even its own topic Love it and security is in fact. A piece of the puzzle and the puzzle is called performance and when we start looking at security as one of the many metrics that we are measuring inside of performance of an organization. And we start saying is my security tooling or our windows or whatever else is it performing and at what level as if performing and how do we grow up the same scale to understand that we have a mature measurement of the performance of security right subsection subsections sub section? How do we get there? I think that one of the keys to getting there is is kind of the the thing that you just described A log is a log is a log a security log at performance log and air log a crash log on all that logs. All of those things are just events and I think that once team's start the transition from securities. Its own thing APP. Sex thing performance engineering's its own thing devops zone thing. Blah Blah Blah. I don't care all those things produce artifacts all those artifacts need to the same place and everyone who needs to be able to do analysis on artifacts and these have access. Yeah and and then segmenting out that access for functionality. Great sure you know right. We need to. We need to be able to make sure people are seeing the things the need to see but being able to look at security as a as a mechanism that is inside the measurement of performance and then building an architect programs that support that I think is where the industry needs to go to survive. Because what we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA keep ending up. Bumping into is despaired systems. We're GONNA you know we're we're going to go all the way down to Oh I got this log and even though my my spunk in my this and my elastic in all these things are here in consolidating inc and talk to each other well. This one's using different character sets aren't posits compliant. So now after ridership that the that you know I have twenty pre processors and it gets lost in the pre processor when it's being translated over to something else note all that shit us go away. Yeah we have to have a centralized place where every piece of telemetry that the entire environment runs exists and then we need to be able to extract the information and extract the limited data from a single source a mandolin. And and I think that that is. That's the place that we need to go in order for us to evolve but but there's a lot there's a lot of religion there's a lot of Voodoo. There's a lot of stuff that has to kind of be dispelled in order for us to get to that place a man. That's a good place to stop because otherwise GONNA run it. We're going to get this. We can do this in L. Day as I say ten part series man. It's good to hear your voice again man. It's really good to talk to you brother. I appreciate it well Best Lock continued on. What you're doing on your project and whatever else you're working on over there and I hope I hope you get out and catch some of that powder before Before it all melts away into summertime. I'm through and staring out my window right now. I May I may have to. You know break break my solo quarantine to get in my truck and drive off to a piece of the mountains that no one is in. You know at least take a runner to our man. Thanks for being on the show. What's love to you? It's good hearing your voice. Yeah like folks. Thanks for listening. That was Chris. Nickerson another episode of down this accuser. Whole podcast and Chris twitter account. Do you check twitter at all Yup At in the three zero three I N D I three. Oh three so. If you need a thing WanNa Talk. Smack have questions will be rounds and if you want the the real story. Chris the guy to ask is he is absolutely no. Bs Right all right. Thanks a lot buddy. Thanks for listening folks. We'll catch you guys another time another place on another riveting edition of the down askew driven podcast and as.
"nickerson" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"All right. Good morning good afternoon and good evening. Welcome down the security rabbit hole to yet another edition of the down the Security Rabbit Hole podcast ladies and gentlemen boys and Germs. Every once in a while I get the option and the honor of having a longtime friend and one of those I will I will simply refer to him as one of the. Oh Jeez Bar Industry. You deserve it. Mr Chris Nickerson. Thank you man. I'm glad to be talking with you. It's been quite a long time. It has been a hot minute man. It's life is life is life is progress. It's been It's been crazy ride. I think for The last twenty but certainly the last five to seven You built well. You've done a couple of things. You've you've built up a business that started As sort of Let's see if you know kind of a project of yours that has seriously done some nail big things. Tell us a little about that. Yeah you know. I think like everyone at some point after running teams and running companies. You realize that there's a bunch of people at the top of the food chain. That are getting rich in that. You're working ninety hours a week and eventually go. Whoa maybe I could work ninety hours a weekend. Make the money versus may one else rich and kill myself right and you know. I think we were afforded the opportunity early on in my career as a penalty. Some stuff that other people weren't doing just because At my time you know when I was when I was running secured sprint And and what we were doing there and trying to be really aggressive about our security programs you know. Kinda let us into looking at more of these sort of makes disciplined approaches and attacks because we we had a lot of lot of different stuff going on internationally at the time So we were dealing with you know blended threat attacks that had to do with you know things that were happening over the carrier networks things that were happening over the cellular networks that we're building what we were doing. You know physically in those locations and and it really led us to doing a whole lot of at the time Which were these sort of blended threat assessments of you know? How can you get in at the most advanced or highest level in the most motivated level? You had Which really led us into you. Know at the time which was which is kind of the the beginning of offering red teaming out to the world And being able to do things in a mixed discipline attack surface in a whether it was social or physical electric And as it started to grow and as I had kinda changed out of that position and through working at KPMG for a little while Very little while I was gonna say personality in KPMG. I can just see that colossally colliding. You know they were. They were ambitious. They they wanted to start a testing group And at and at the time I was pretty well known for starting really aggressive testing teams and Once they realized what an aggressive tested team look like and how that that worked they were like. Oh no no no. We're not necessarily ready for that. And you know it's interesting watching all the big four is now come around and start buying you know boutiques and companies like ours trying to get into this. You know aggressive testing market in a wits. It's about fifteen years later So so they're finally warming up to it but at the time. I think you know to ambitious too early Then you know worked worked at a large Distribution shop called the Arrow And and we had all these bars and we were kind of white labeling security services as they would white label the resale of of the products because being a distributor They white label as to all these are so we were able to kind of pitch out some of these things that were really on the edge you know whether it was doing advanced hardware testing or software testing. Or you know apsect pen testing or you know full on full scope red teaming When you have three thousand bars it's pretty easy to to go and pitch out a service that's kind of bleeding edge because you have some ability to get one just by the economy of scale So that was really. What led us out into doing more and more of these full-scope tests an as we're doing those full-scope tests They made a terrible TV. Show about us. we'll come on. It was fun to watch. It's so bad it was. It was one of those things that was kind of too early. Right like the The the the world had not watched Mister robot and hackers and all these other kinds of shows that warm them up to what we did in our our community and and the things that we love to do the things that we like to explore so it didn't hit the same way as did with within our community were like. Yeah this is the stuff. We do everyday spun so you know that happened and then I can't believe it but you know thirteen years ago. I started Laura's with With Eric Smith and that's that's a congrats man at the hot minute. Yeah Man. It's been a while in and it's It's been one of those things where where we really set out to have a mission and have a purpose and and really let that be our guiding principle and and I know that anyone who listens to has an MBA or whatever other advanced degree from grade schools. Teach people how to build businesses and sell them and whatever else Probably goes. Oh Yeah you know you're supposed to build it with all these other things in what we did is we just built it around the lines of. We're going to go out there and we're going to do. The things that we know are going to make people be more secure and and whether that is to hack harder whether it's the trainer whether it's to be part of their team or whatever else you know we we really set out with that mission and and you know knock on wood or knock on my head. I guess the the the blessing that we've had along that time is you know we've run a company that's been that's been in the black every single day Starting a company in the middle. Both of what? What's now the second worst recession right in? Two thousand eight like terrible time to figure out starting at company or two thousand seven And and then go okay guys. Let's let's try and do all this fun stuff and in and we really just been blessed. It's it's worked out that we've been able to to go out there and apply skills that we have is you know more advanced adversaries attackers and use that way to train people in their environments to to resist the actual bad actors. That are out there. Well I think I've got. I've got two stories that I think anybody that knows you has heard before The first one the first one is I think is the one from sprint. With the walking you wanted to prove resilience Peres's IRS Into the data center at. That's a that's a fun story. Told the that I think makes continues still makes every Assist the network manager nervous. Yeah Yeah Man. We We we we we really did invent the the idea of chaos monkey You were the chaos monkey. Yeah Yeah I mean. It's definitely a monkey when I was a kid. Walking into a data center with with a scissors and box cutters and going. Oh yeah is that. Ha Does it work. I don't know and then let's one swipe of a box cutter later be like can you still paying it and amazing how fast Networks start to grow in the level of belief and or face in a configuration is no longer that same level of faith and belief and I feel like you know what what we've tried to do in the history of the company is to expand that same level of of testing rigor If you WANNA call it that to everything that we do so you know now it's like hey my firewall words. Hey My ideas were take my host based protection words my next Gen a PT pro five thousand Blah Blah blow. Whatever okay does it work? Great like let's throw it if it actually worse and then they're like oh nothing's happening and you're like yes because it doesn't work well and it's it's interesting 'cause that's that we see. We see similar things going on last the last two or three years with the ransomware attacks all these companies and all these individuals You know I don't know how I don't know how you were but when the stuff started happening I kind of looked over at At my backup The drive hanging off my My Little Odongo here Like all right. It's time to test a couple of these more rigorously. I generally you know as of now so I used time machine for like I know that Kinda worked but like what about the other four and a half terabyte the photos and crap that I have. That are replaceable. You you just. Don't think these things are like. Oh yeah I can figured it. I've been I've been using it like this. Aj pair is out there. This is av this whatever. Widget security thing is out there. The vendor dashboards said it's working so it must be working right right. Right exactly yeah. The lights are blinking. We must be safe. I think that that is a but you know that's that is a. That is a lull far too many security leaders if I can call them that maybe security accidental leaders have fallen into where like you show up. Start telling them the like. That's great that the lights are blinking. But does it work? And they're like who is guy of course it works. I mean look. It says it works. It's been cold water on some of these some of these prospects and customers it is. It isn't at the same time I think there's there's a piece of realization which you know. Look you and I have been a Let's just call it barking force in the industry up real long time Trying to signal to people as we walk through the vendor floors snarling and barking at vendors. that that maybe it's maybe it's on them to prove that their stuff works and I think that you know a large part of the practitioners in our industry are now starting to get to that kind of Missouri mentality of like okay. It sounds cool but show me like show me that it works proved to me that every day twice a day nine times a day you can detect or protect against the same exact thing and if you can't then you know you know your stuff doesn't work you don't have. You don't need to sell it to me. I don't need to listen to your speeds and feeds speech anymore. I just want you to show me at works. Well that's I think that's the problem is there's there's a de for a long time. We kept saying well. We're pretty sure it works because you know when it doesn't work maybe we won't even notice and then people like you showed up. It's let me show you I. Can I can via a prescribed process even like when you guys brought up. The pizza is right even during that formalising. The let me show you if it works. Or not leveraging not just the the demo data that everybody else says because I kept when I was accelerate APSECT. You know what feels like a lifetime and a half ago we you would. You would have a mocked up site. Somebody designed so that the scanners sh found stuff like cool. But then you know. Oh you're running against a sites. Some guy built in his basement or some offshore team or onshore team or some Newbie or some advanced developer wrote. And you're like this I. We've never seen this before. I don't know how I'm GonNa if this is going to even do anything you like. Yeah but that's all of security and that's kind of what we're up against against creative people that have a lot of time have a lot of purpose and they're good at what they do right right absolutely and creativity it is it is. I think I think it's creativity and a lot of places and I think in in the rest. It's it's trying to get an idea of what? What is our measuring stick? And what are we really measuring against? Yeah and and how can we be consistent with it because I feel like for quite a long time? We really haven't even had a ruler. You know like there's just there's just people measuring arbitrary things with with the single access and everyone's using a different ruler in different stick in some people's ruler is You know a square inside of a newsletter printed by Gartner that somebody's spent the money for town and some people's measuring stick. Is You know. Oh we haven't been hacked but then you ask them. We'll have you had malware viruses. And they're like. Oh Yeah we've had that okay you haven't or have been hacked like no no no we've never been hacked. We have had some viruses here in there. And you're like I just want you to say that in the mirror a couple times to see how that works out you know until the other story that I I You've got you've told a couple of times is I think it was during a physical pen test And you guys were trying to get into a building and you ended up with a blow up doll that triggered a sensor that opened a door. Yeah the there's a bunch is you know it's funny. I guess when you're younger you always you always a little bit more Create create the right word Yeah you're a little more creative when you're trying to do these things you know now After after we figured out all these different ways that we could get. You know compress pieces of of Aerosol. That had enough density to to you know move a P. R. move a REC CENTER. To to kind of open from the inside. You know becomes a lot easier just like spray the magic dust under the door. And it's good. You don't have to expense a blow up doll and then walk into a Party..
10 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Industry Says It's Better Prepared
"Ten years ago an explosion on the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed eleven people and oil gushed into the Gulf for almost three months today. Offshore drilling is more regulated but has enough been done to prevent another accident. Here's NPR's Jeff Brady one of the biggest changes since the deepwater horizon accident is on the Gulf coast near Corpus Christi Texas at the Dockside Facility of marine well containment company with the wind blowing. Ceo David Nickerson shows off five capping. Stacks similar to the device that finally stopped crude flowing into the goal. Each one of them is about as tall as a two story building the heaviest one the largest one that we have which is over here ways almost as much as forty full-sized. Suv's Nickerson says for big oil companies. Put up a billion dollars to create the company in two thousand ten six more joined sense then. The company's only job is to respond to the next well blowout when they give us the word go. We can get offshore with the cabinet stack. Hopefully at the well capped off within the matter of a week right. So that's about ten times faster than it took the shut off flow during deepwater horizon. If they can't stop the oil right away. There's a fleet of equipment to capture it. Put it in tankers and bring it onshore ten years ago absolutely none of this existed. All of this has been built directly responsive horizon incident. This is on the response side. There's also been changes to prevent an accident including stricter regulations. The Obama Administration created the bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director. Scott on Gel recently offered members of Congress a positive view of what the bureau has accomplished. We've made our regulation safer when comparing the past six years of inspection data. We've increased the number of inspections by twenty six percent increase the number of inspections per facility by eighty six percent increase. The number of inspectors by twelve percent but before on Gel was a regulator of the offshore oil and gas industry. He was a cheerleader for it. Here he is as Louisiana's lieutenant governor at a rally praising the oil industry and taking this dig at the Renewable Energy Business America is not yet ready to get all of its fuel from the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees among those who want the US to transition to cleaner energy. More quickly is Diane with the Environmental Group. Oshii Anna she says. Under President Trump an on Gel. The bureau is too cozy with the industry it regulates we've also seen the trump administration rolling back. Some of the far too few safeguards that were put in place as a response to the horizon rolling back things like key measures of the well control. That complex rule was designed to prevent future blowouts and give drillers detailed requirements. They must follow to safely drill in offshore. Well Eric Melito. With the Industry Group National Ocean Industries Association argues that changes during the trump administration strengthen not weaken safety for the past ten years. The industry has had a laser. Like focus on improving and enhancing NHS now. The question is whether enough has been done retired. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. Was the incident commander for the government's deepwater horizon. Response the question over the years. Is it safe to drill? My answer is that's not the question because there's no risk free way to extract fossil fuels from the earth and says it is safer now but we won't know if regulators and the industry are adequately prepared until the next accident.
10 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Industry Says It's Better Prepared
"Ten years ago an explosion on the deepwater horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed eleven people and oil gushed into the Gulf for almost three months today. Offshore drilling is more regulated but has enough been done to prevent another accident. Here's NPR's Jeff Brady one of the biggest changes since the deepwater horizon accident is on the Gulf coast near Corpus Christi Texas at the Dockside Facility of marine well containment company with the wind blowing. Ceo David Nickerson shows off five capping. Stacks similar to the device that finally stopped crude flowing into the goal. Each one of them is about as tall as a two story building the heaviest one the largest one that we have which is over here ways almost as much as forty full-sized. Suv's Nickerson says for big oil companies. Put up a billion dollars to create the company in two thousand ten six more joined sense then. The company's only job is to respond to the next well blowout when they give us the word go. We can get offshore with the cabinet stack. Hopefully at the well capped off within the matter of a week right. So that's about ten times faster than it took the shut off flow during deepwater horizon. If they can't stop the oil right away. There's a fleet of equipment to capture it. Put it in tankers and bring it onshore ten years ago absolutely none of this existed. All of this has been built directly responsive horizon incident. This is on the response side. There's also been changes to prevent an accident including stricter regulations. The Obama Administration created the bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director. Scott on Gel recently offered members of Congress a positive view of what the bureau has accomplished. We've made our regulation safer when comparing the past six years of inspection data. We've increased the number of inspections by twenty six percent increase the number of inspections per facility by six percent increase. The number of inspectors by twelve percent but before on Gel was a regulator of the offshore oil and gas industry. He was a cheerleader for it. Here he is as Louisiana's lieutenant governor at a rally praising the oil industry and taking this dig at the Renewable Energy Business America is not yet ready to get all of its fuel from the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees among those who want the US to transition to cleaner energy. More quickly is Diane Hoskins with the Environmental Group. Oshii Anna she says. Under President Trump an on Gel. The bureau is too cozy with the industry it regulates we've also seen the trump administration rolling back. Some of the far too few safeguards that were put in place as a response to the horizon rolling back things like key measures of the well control. That complex rule was designed to prevent future blowouts and give drillers detailed requirements. They must follow to safely drill in offshore. Well Eric Melito. With the Industry Group National Ocean Industries Association argues that changes during the trump administration strengthen not weaken safety for the past ten years. The industry has had a laser. Like focus on improving and enhancing NHS now. The question is whether enough has been done retired. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen. Was the incident commander for the government's deepwater horizon. Response the question over the years. Is it safe to drill? My answer is that's not the question because there's no risk free way to extract fossil fuels from the earth and says it is safer now but we won't know if regulators and the industry are adequately prepared until the next
Saints of Spain; David Suchet Footsteps of St. Paul; Michelangelo In Florence
"Whether you're looking at Michelangelo's magnificent statue of David or you get caught up in a ruckus crowd at a street festival in Spain or even if you just listen to the wind whisper. What life was once like among the sun bleached ruins of the Mediterranean? Your travels can lift your spirit in many ways. Hi I'm Rick Steves in just a bit. We'll take a closer look at the world. Michelangelo lived in influence. Five hundred years ago and actor. David Suchet tells us how he retraced the route that Saint Paul traveled through the eastern Roman Empire. Nearly two thousand years ago. Let's start the hour with a look at how people in Spain honor the lives of important figures from their past. There are actually hundreds of national and regional saints in Spain. And you'll find that many of them get a festival that brings their communities out into the streets to celebrate to explain the role of Saint in the culture of Spain. We're joined now by tour guides or hate Roman from Madrid and Francisco Gloria from pump. Lona or Hey in Francisco. Happy Easter Thank. You thank you so. Spain is a Catholic country in in the church is a huge part of the political and spiritual past. To what extent is the Catholic Church? Still a big part of Spanish society. Today it is. I mean now. The government that we have now is very conservative and they relates a political issues with the church. Not Everybody is happy about that but still part of it and also the most of the celebrations in Spain national holidays. They advocated saints. Lady's name names. I think a lot how. How does the naming of children work compared to the Catholic faith? I mean you're or hey your Cisco do they have any with your parents. Passion for Saints a Whole Mike. As many Ms Francis Xavier because your middle name is executive because for some frantic savior was born in my town so and he was the first Jesuit Right. He was one of the founders of Jesuits Yep okay main signatures which is a very common name. Ignatius and Francisco Xavier. That's a common name where you come from pump loan and actually my name is the ACLU into English degeorge and is the only saint in the Catholic Church actually wasn't a saint also warrior that killed the Dragon Saint George killing the Dragon. Yeah it wasn't saying actually but so there are a lot of festivals when you travel in and almost all of them seem to be related to the church. Talk about a couple of the the great festivals in the Saints Days. That are important in your life in your travels Francisco I am from component the running of the Bulls on what we celebrate. The death of Seinfeld mean so. It's like huge huge celebration. That week starts July six hundred ends July fourteenth saint for me and I. You wouldn't even know who saint for me unless you went to. The running of the Bulls and pump. Lana developed comes from employees. They don't even know who he is attacked because everybody wears the red Kerchief around their neck and when people go to the running of the Bulls they wear this red neckerchiefs symbolism planet. We are under two hundred thousand people. I didn't know we. We welcome one million people and everybody's wearing white unread and nobody knows why like. Excuse me you do get excuse me. I'M A tour guide. I want to explain to you why. You're wearing this red handkerchief. That was the first person that was baptized employees and they cut his head for the recent. So what we represent the white outfit Represents Holiness and the Redmond nights the blood coming out of his neck so he was an early Christian. Pump Loner who was beheaded. Yes he was. We hit it. We say that he was beheaded any Pamplona although history tells us that he was beheaded in France. But Hey ho hey. From Madrid what festivals would impact a traveler when that we should know about quite Madrid? Not Maniacs you say but there is one very close which is Toledo the Corpus Christi is the big the there in Corpus Christi in Toledo is and that's the the corporate the body the body of Christ that's correct. Yeah and that's the Big Day in Toledo and they do bring some things to parade around. And he's part of a could be the equivalent of the beaches. Pelton SPAIN LIKELY. You have here states them. They're very conservative in there. That's interesting because in the United States We've got a region called the Bible Belt in Spain. Is there a region that would be the Bible belt get could be the political? Be One of them if you go around. Let's say like half Mouche from Madrid to the West from Madrid to the West Toledo Arbella. Salunke that part of your Browning what do you? What is your image of being? We'll have to think that we had the Muslim heritage Muslim heritage started to come down of it from the north down. Thanks Community Santos on James. Drake has just for the historic context. The Muslims came in and took over Spain and Portugal in from the eighth century until fourteen. Ninety two a good part of Spain was ruled by Muslim overlords. And then for centuries there was the RECON keystone reconquering has finally fourteen ninety two. The last Muslim was pushed out of Granada and back into Africa. What I make the difference that the Community Santiago okay. The origin was by the coast and it was the beginning of the Spanish reconquista. So this is the Camino Santiago. This is the big pilgrimage trail that cuts across from France all the way across north Spain the major city in the north west of Spain Santiago de Compostela. They'll go and How what's the historical roots for this pilgrimage? Because thousands and thousands of people make this high out there still do it people at the beginning they did it by the coast so those kingdoms those ancient kingdoms there the realize that whatever was going there were no Muslims so th would they decided to push it south and south and south and south until the Camino we know today so I am from the north in the north we barely have any Muslim heritage. We were more Christine. Must time before. But if you go down to under Lucia there you find. Churches generally built upon a mosque. Correct and mosque was built upon a church than they destroyed. If you go to civilian you see them at Nickerson Tarver. A Cathedral Tower actually was the minaret of the old mosque. So there's this layering of history. And what's very poignant to me? Is We hear about people. Being beheaded today in this struggle of fanatic Islam and Christians and so on but if you go to a church in southern Spain it's very common to see a man on a horse with a big sword cutting off the heads of Muslims and at the feet of the Horse. There's six or eight heads of beheaded Muslims as correct. Lose this man that is son James. The son teams we're representing three ways bishop as more slayer the more slayer so his. His nickname was saint. James the slater the more killer. Well enter the Moore's for the Muslims. Yeah most of our lives and today's politically incorrect. So we're beginning to cover those heads on the floor seriously. Some of those old statues and paintings are getting with put flowers well enough so you hide them so you hide you see a guy on a white horse with a sore but every time a Christian is just so disgusted by a Muslim fanatic. That cut off one of his people's heads we've got to remember. This is nothing new in history Spanish. I consider myself Catholic. We've been the worst ever I mean. We've inquisition the request. We have expelled. The Jews I mean with excuse of religion with Don's much bad. The inquisition is Sort of gift of Spain to the rest of Europe. What gave yeah. I poisoned gift. Would you describe the The inquisition you see the palace don't you out l. escorial that's right correct. What is the inquisition? Mean to to church history It's a sad episode. I mean this might personal opinion. Very site I mean also gave us practical thing. But it's a very very sad history. Every time I talk to them to my travelers about inquisition unites ties with Catholic moral and they kept going on.
Spectral Love and De Nile
"Won't be as people leave or skeptic podcast a podcast RETU- idiots debate. We're phenomena I'm Chris. I'm the believer. I'm I'm the skeptic and if this is your first time let's see tests where an Algebra q? Paranormal comedy podcasts. And this is a full episodes and this is the first time listening. Are We pick a topic already? And we're GONNA share some really fun history and information in stories and then I talk about why people don't believe or ID bunket and he talks about why people do and this topic is going to be kind of all over the place. Yeah well it's while actually. This is being recorded before Valentine's Day but it will come out after all times day but just soon after. I like the Monday after. Yeah so that'll be fine so first year. We did a valid special APHRODISIACS than last year. We did it crimes of the heart of the heart and I totally forgot about that and they still hate Valentine's because guess who's alone again this year. Some you know what I mean I. I'll see your cat would totally does it. He so loving. He can't give me a the had taken me on a day. You don't know anyways. We decided on an episode about go for it. Because you don't know how I don't I don't because to me. It's really close to aphrodisiacs. Not really because I'm talking about different things because me too. I mean it's dedicated to love about fertility and different aspects and it was kind of like love objects like a pair of marrying object started altered the yeah but we both kind of diverged bid and mine is technically true. It's a paranormal love object. You'll see I know. They're not paranormal. But they're both true are they okay. Mine is definitely definitely. Parents factual okay. That'll be a good a good like mix then fake minor. Fake just like my breasts. I want to do a whole episode though. On how? And then I'll debunk them. You don't lead them people. You're beautiful just the way you are anyways so so that I don't know what you have to do drinks history you already. What are you categorize this topic? What are you calling it does love? I guess so because love adjacent I can say what my half is. I'm actually talking all about SPEKTR affiliate. Which is people who fall in. Love and have sex with ghosts. I WanNa do a whole topic on this because as I was looking into it. It is wild and my stories. I don't present a lot of information. Actually none in the stories are really just kind of sex and so I think we could still do an exploration of the topic in the future. An I whole heartedly encourage it because yes and mine are ones are more related to fertility. GonNa save more advocates. His biological clock is ticking. So should we do drinks while he already been drinking? No I have another one. This is this is my backup drink. That tastes good. You said it tasted grows well better than the other thing I got about that. What does it okay? Well first let me get my main one so I was still and I admit when I grab this. I was still on the topic of aphrodisiacs. Because that's what we did our Minnesota on and so I found the reason I got back up because it's an gross but it is called moon juice. I've had oh and I'm like and that's to me whenever we're thinking of Wu and we learned that at the UFO con from now on. I encourage everyone else to do this. I'm calling APHRODISIACS. Move Juice because it's Wu and this is a giant forty of galactic IFA. It's going to be disgusting. Santan makes good beer. Yes it does make beer. I like their stuff as a backup because we're talking about Valentine's Day. I got a sweet strawberry so chocolate covered strawberries and it's paying so it's Valentine's I'm rationalizing shut up by his Valentine's and it's called a cupid's kiss ooh in a while it's my take on it because I couldn't find all the ingredients I wanted at the grocery store specific literally just a glass of sprite specifically orange bidders. I couldn't find anyways. That's cool so what it hasn't it is muddled raspberries and meant lime juice. Garvey and then white cambric juice and then they put some concern. Oh my God. I have to try this. That sounds so amazing. If anyone likes really happy as I think you're really like this. It's vile open with him. It's disgusting because dump it out for fun. Okay let's get back on track history history since we're talking about well since I'm talking about fertility and love and all that other bullshit I thought I'd talk about these are actually. He's telling personal true story. Talk about something sort of related different. Okay nothing says law like Erotica. So I'm going to give you a brief history on erotica first off the word. Erotica derives from the Greek God Eros Sherm who was God of Love Physical Desire and passion. She knew this in Roman mythology. He's known as Cupid Erotica has been around for thousands of years and is historically depicted in all cultures and some guy can really imagine like way like ancient people. Jacking up to cave drawings actually drawing the monk is it really did it. They go about that okay. Although it cannot really be said of many of the depictions that have been found. Were for pleasure for some aesthetic purpose or ritual aspect because you have to admit as Horny. Teenagers repressed reject off to some weird stuff. Maybe you okay. I checked off to some stuff like you would just see like I mean a picture in like a book. Nancy drew of Ned Nickerson playing football jack. Anyways there are cave. Paintings have been found depicting sexual acts erratic has been found in every era from Greek and Roman textbooks from the Middle Ages. The piece of Erotica found is a poem called Istanbul. Two four six one which was written on Sumerian cuneiform tablet and what year two for sixty. One I Dunno okay. It's pretty damn all. If it's on a cuneiform tablet bedded hasn't been translated. Do they know it says erotic you'd have to know is good. Even the Bible itself has a whole Chapter Song of songs at talks about sexual longing and love between a man and a woman To state the obvious Roddick wasn't always available in ancient times a little more so once the printing press was invented. That's true because you couldn't walk into the basalt tagline. Yeah this megastore by stone tablet with porn. I never that's true. Yeah so according to my research erotica really started to develop around the seventeen hundreds at the time. That novel started to become popular One of these early books came out in seventeen forty eight by John Cleland called memoirs of a woman of pleasure or more commonly known as Fannie Hill Fatty Fatty hills a widely known as one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. Wow in the late seventeen. Hundreds of France we got books from the Marquette. Assad which exemplified sadomasochism. Obviously these books would have a huge influence on future novels with similar themes Because of the PURITANS Erotica started to become taboo and was considered unsophisticated during that era the quality of Erotica that time also obviously seem to decline although in the eighteen hundreds we did get some of the beginnings of male gay erotica the books the sins of the cities of the plane and the Tahiliani or the reverse of the medal but Erotica didn't start to again become popular until the early nineteen hundreds in the mid one thousand nine hundred erotic novels from Henry Miller Vladimir Nabokov an ice in one form of Erotica. It also became popular at this time. Was that of lesbian pulp fiction Yeah and may gay pulp. Fiction would also become a thing although not as popular as lesbian really occas. Yeah okay. Can I think statistically women read more erotic romance also into women being with each other so that true that too yeah so popular authors begin to write erotic under often underpin names such as Anne Rice? Who wrote the sleeping beauty quartet under the name? A N
Ski Areas Find Seasonal Workers in Short Supply
"Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the ski season in the United States. There's usually enough snow around for resorts to open by now but ski area's needs something else. Seasonal seasonal workers who are becoming harder to find Wyoming. Public Radio's Maggie. Mullen reports David Bird with the National Ski Areas Association says for a Long Time Ski Resorts had one big incentive to attract all the workers. They needed a season pass. Those days are long gone. That's true says Lauren. Duke with steamboat Springs Ski Resort in Colorado. She says it's tough to hire with unemployment around four percent nationally. The resort industry usually trends with the economy. Here at the base of the steamboats Christie Peak Express. Lift Duke says that means resorts have to do more. I think everyone in the ski industry is always looking for ways to make their workplace the best workplace steamboat has increased base wages to twelve dollars and fifty cents an hour about a buck. Fifty above Colorado's minimum wage wage seasonal workers. Stay on for nine to eleven months. You benefits like health insurance and paid time off and parental. Leave those only on for the ski season Get perks like warm lunch or dinner for three to five dollars and discounted lift tickets for friends and family. Plus their season pass committee used at other resorts in the area. deb Hallway. A twenty six season veteran of steamboats ski patrol says she seen affordable housing become more of an issue the amount of reasonable rental properties thirties. I think is certainly diminishing over time and and That's tough as second. Homes and services like AIRBNB VIR B O or reducing housing stock doc and resort areas more resorts are offering workforce. Housing steamboat offers some staff rentals for three hundred fifty two four hundred and fifty dollars a month. About two-thirds it's cheaper than the lowest end local free market rentals plus steamboats units are right next to the resort. Norma Nickerson says I kind of proximity is important. You'RE NOT GONNA drive from Denver all the Way Vale. Every single day as a worker Nickerson directs the University of Montana's Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research. I know that some of the ski resorts have said well. If we don't get full staff were in were right on that edge and then of course somebody gets sick or they can't be there for few days. The the administrative people are out there doing those jobs just to fill in. And when that doesn't cut it she says resorts cut down on services like reducing restaurant on ours enclosing particular runs. You're leaving money on the table. They don't WanNa do that. But they're forced to another wrinkle. In Industries labor market resorts have traditionally nations depended on foreign workers in the US on J. One visas but it trump administration executive order placing restrictions on that program. Means that pool of employees has also been reduced. David Bird says it's not just a problem across the rockies. What I hear a lot from ski area owners and operators and it's true grew from large resorts down to small resorts? We're not feeling close to all the jobs that we have better available and if you do land one of those jobs you'll still get the season pass but ski resorts now know that alone. Just isn't a sweet enough deal anymore for N._p._R.. News Maggie Molin in Laramie. That story came to us from the mountain West News Bureau.
"nickerson" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"This is the best part of this I didn't I didn't expect this to be the best part of this like anytime you see him in project very behind the scenes and then you're like you you were the best part of that whole thing and that's always feel when I hang out with them too. As you were my favorite part of this yeah he is legitimate. What Am I? I'm just texting and be like hey just a reminder your grainy tonight. We have a good time yeah he. I don't know if I don't know if I'm GonNa say this anyway. I posted a video for my podcast this last couple of this last couple of days. It was about my producer talking about the one time he got went to an olive garden hammered off guard which I did not endorse behavior at neither did this and he's like Oh really pushing the envelope like I love it. I love it and I said I don't know if you're being sarcastic or encouraging. I know you do kind of like this stuff and he goes. I'm being encouraging but I'm asking it and sarcasm. My therapist loves is when I do that. We sat down to a meal a few weeks ago. A couple of us at Aaron was in the circle and he was like he led with so here's something my counselors asked me yeah yeah this is what is it when they when they first get into therapy. It's like all they want to talk about. It's like a fantasy football football draft. You're like I got to talk about this. I'm not in and I'm like I'm just GonNa tell you the truth of it and I'm going to be funny and I'm going to be Catholic but this is also yeah. That's the way the to do it. Yeah I love John Assistant Jenna O. System. Let's see here assistant. Jenna is like she's like a very gary like fine dining small piece of chicken. I know I'm doing chicken again. You know what I mean. Just like it comes out on the plate and you're like this is smaller than unexpected is but it's lovely. It's hold presentation so good and get some asparagus and they're happy you're you're. You're happy with you. I well. You have to answer that. I can't describe myself a cheeseburger cheeseburger. Yeah going to kill you much him. You're going to die. He makes your heart slowdown. You don't get to answer. I get the answer cheeseburger because it's just very it is so palatable people to everyone. I don't know who don't I mean like. I don't know a lot of people who are GONNA be Super Anti cheeseburger but it can come in a lot of different forms they get super fancy ones or really trashy ones. That's fair and you seem to be able to. You're going to be fancying trashy. Lean towards trashy for sure I mean I'm just getting you know but that's what I think. I think you're this meal. That is very easy for anyone to enjoy to say is It's exceedingly exceedingly really nice. That's very I would not lie would not make that face your you. You are the at the Delta Lounge. All Delta allow foods. Oh you should have stopped me like I go. There and I'm like looking around but really what I'm looking for is the tomato. I'm happy when I see it and when it's not there I'm disappointed and then I gotta go settle for the chicken the chicken noodle but that that yeah that tomato soup is there thank you. That's very personal tomato soup but you're you're what I'm looking like that. That's great and I'm disappointed when you're not there. Things just got oddly touching this this little exercise. This game got oddly touching like that. Is that if I could pick a subtitle for my show talking taste yeah. I'm so it's fun oddly touched oddly hate someone. Describe ours recently goes you know like I really liked dozens podcast because has everybody that he has on his podcast is so dysfunctional that it makes me feel better but my own family all right. I guess that's the Lord's work. That's the Lord's work okay the last question. Is there anything we didn't talk about. You all talk about. No that's up to you. They I mean we've I've. I'm thirty four. I've lived a full life. We didn't need it in the parent and stuff we didn't get it. We hardly touched the Marshall stuff. I mean you're GonNa we we could. We've always have to save room for episode to everything to do you four hours Yeah No. We didn't talk about how his told the suppress my emotions as a child and that's why I don't cry. We didn't get any cry not much. I was told motto anyways that's another at the end of it. Wow cry once a year in annual. Cry On what Denver know what's coming. Never know what it's GonNa be yeah. Twenty nineteen was who when did I cry in Twenty nineteen. I had I had a good happy. Cry On the anniversary with my wife that was arms or Tinley were in love and we're happy to be together right. Those are those are but I don't count those. I don't know if I have cried this year okay but it can be anything yesterday and today that is different yeah I like to. I you know what it is is though is like when it does come. It's brutal day wow anyways to for episode two coming at some point yeah wow he's okay the last question we always ask because the show is called. That sounds fun. What do you do for fun? What do I do for fun? I man I love my job. Comedy stand up comedy is the most was funny thing in the world to me when I'm not telling jokes. What do I do for fun? I love playing pokemon. Go with my son at the time mazing bond. It's so fun to do. I love that and and I'd like like making up games with my kids like that's the thing that I'm very good at making up games and taken upon that we'll just make up games all the time and they're they're getting so good at it and it's not you just have new creative. We play new things. Every time we play the videos your your posted on your instagram should should go check them out of the kids you throwing them and throwing things at them and then diving for trick shots. That's always fun. Yeah we do a thing where like I can turn turn them into like a fidget spinner. Spin them in the air under the bed. That's nice and this is where I'll tell the full truth because I want people to believe me when I say that you're like a cheeseburger. I don't no you as a dad very well on the Internet but you seem to really love it. Oh Yeah I like being a Dad Yeah I. I'm crazy about it. I always tell people like parenting is is is is hard but not bad those are different things. It's very challenging at my son's twelve. He's a middle schooler. People don't tell you that if you're a good parent when your kid goes into middle school now you're back in middle. The school like my sons like dealing with real issues right now and I was like in because we're involved parents were dealing with two K. So one quick story the my son his kids like I I don't want to say is getting bullied but like there are some kids who have been rude and mean to have monkey in particular and his kid was like like making fun of him and I was like you know sticks and stones like as you know Joel Trion try and turn the other cheek trying smart and walk away. Don't get a reaction. They're trying to you know we're not. I'm not like stirring up for yourself any of that like I got bullied and that's why I'm funny so it'll it'll build some character like I don't. I don't think that that's it's going to ruin your life. Well it happens the gosh the th they were. I'm so grateful our kids aren't on social media. My son's like he's the only one of his friends of the phone and I rejoice out because there was an article that talked about when you when your kid is on social media and they come home school comes home with them mm-hmm and they have no refuge now break. There's no refuge from bullying from mean for they can and they're. They're twelve there anyway but his friend goes as well. We'll just out of curiosity so you know what is he saying. You know we we let it run off your shoulders. Don't worry only make swimming for being short or the way address. They don't have a phone. I was like okay. That's normal stuff and he goes eight told me I looked up your dad on youtube and he's like not even that funny and I was like who is this guy. What's his name? What's what's his name? I'm taller than him making fun of like he's like your dads only twelve hundred subscribers those like this kid is dying. Lena my weak spots yeah. He's good props and where's he live okay. I think we did it. You're the best thank you for doing. This is my pleasure. I'm really grateful. ooh Oh you guys isn't he. Just the best I am so grateful for how deeply Dustin thanks and communicate cates and and how as just that part we talked about what it's like to be a friend of senators. I just think man not is that is true and I want to do that really well. decimals that so so beautifully he's my favorite cheese burger and even allergic to dairy and I just think they're all the guys say hey make sure you go and see him at his show especially this next tour remember you can go to Destin Nickerson Dot com if you use the Promo Code. That sounds fun you get five dollars off the general admission ticket. I'm telling you do not want to miss it if you're in Tampa Atlanta Dallas in Houston and I know I got tons of friends in all four of those cities you guys go in here Dustin no kidding. He's mine innocent favorite. We just think he's very funny and so make sure you go see him and make sure you're subscribed and listening to his podcast. Don't make me come back there a podcast about family but there's so much else talks about. It's just really excellent so I think you'll really enjoy that and make sure you follow him all over the Internet every place so that his kids bully will stop bringing up. He doesn't have a lot of followers. Let's help uh-huh you can find him on instagram twitter. Tell him thanks for being on the show hey today we have a new bag in Anne's book bag. Remember that sometimes we get to tell you about products at the the end of the show that comes straight out of my book bag and helped sponsor this episode so today in my book bag is viable and.
"nickerson" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"Tickets are premiere productions reduction DOT COM. You'RE GONNA find my little Mug or you can go to DESTIN NICKERSON DOT COM. We'll do some direct links. You're the best you're the best and you type in Promo Code. That sounds fun and that's going to give you five dollars off. That's awesome. Well thank you that's very kind of you and and premier chain Emma and all the people people all the people who are making that happen yeah absolutely yeah we're excited about. That's awesome so four show. Tell me the difference between headlining and opening for you pressure I mean I do. It's like half and half for me. The headliner has all the pressure. I love being an opener because there's no you get to be like the pleasant surprise of the show. There's no oh pressure. I just did a radio show. I always forget how to see her last name Jennifer full film. She has a serious I the Catholic I mean we could look her up. I'll look at it. I don't I know how it spells. I don't know how to say it. You said the Catholic as if it's the one she's the Catholic Catholic podcast on but I'm open to more anyway. She was telling me how she like. She saw me opening for John and it was like ignoring me for the first few minutes and because that's a lot of time what you do with openers around John's GonNa come out and then she's like everybody's laughing I was like I guess I'll pay attention. This guys pretty good and that's easy like I can convince people because I'm good enough at comedy that if if you have no expectations for me it's great but the advantage of headlining as you just get more time you can explore more ideas. You can be when you do twenty minutes. You're like Bam Bam Bam. I just WanNa be funny as I can as fast as I can and really trying to it gets them fans here and on a longer set you can explore more ideas you actually should it's actually you should take a little bit of a break like you're still going to be funny along the way yeah but so you don't have that pressure of a punchline every twelve to eighteen seconds later in your set. You know you can't laugh that long like physically. You can't enjoying exactly exactly so you can you can tell longer stories you can express them different ideas you can so that's fun. I like to get to talk longer. I'm her last name. Her name is Jennifer full wiler full wiler. That's how you say you're GONNA go back and edit like no no no. She doesn't nailed it first time clear take Jennifer cool even do it right this one five us all the way back and then we're going to game and then we're gonNA. I'm so into it but this is a serious areas lookback. I just keep thinking there's got to be people who are listening and as we are telling the church story going yeah. I haven't been to church in four years because of and I'm super done what church and I saw a friend of mine tweet on Sunday just wanted you to know that if that I see you those of you who for your life churches hard and you find a church and you're not happy in church or and you're are not going anymore. so for anybody who's listening that has has a story whether it's similar to yours or minor. It's totally different but has led them to stop going to turn. What do you say congratulations on your Sundays back? Have you ever slept on a Sunday some skiving school the best feeling in the world yeah yeah yeah yeah that's right. It's not in my nature to give serious answers to things be helpful for it'd be domino. No I want I want to I want to think on this. I'll go long winded. One of my favorite parts about what my life has become is that I feel free to be who I want to be and I don't mean that on some moral failure level. I was telling somebody recently as you know who I'm concerned about. The people whose beliefs have never changed. The person who believes is literally everything they were taught by the first person that taught to them what I thought about this recently. At how arrogant am I that I would think it's like a very dangerous thought to I think the first church in first faith set of beliefs that you got saved into his right about everything that's a dangerous like your God's chosen son that you get all all right about all of you read about the age of the Earth we read about women's role's worried about LGBT issues. You're a by the end of the Earth. You got them all right. You got them all. Ah Everything you've got communion right. You Got Baptism right your first one. You got all it's very arrogant thought elitist. You know to think that there aren't answers. I answered elsewhere to be found so I feel so encouraged unhappy about my faith right now in that I've leaned into the things things that I get excited about and I don't care as much about the things that I never did get excited about so like I'm not like a big doctrine guy like I and I was for a while and because I was at doctrine heavy churches and I've used example before like when people were writing the creeds like there are also other people like paintings eighteen in the catacombs and I want to be the catacomb guy and you know what both are important expressions of belief to that individual and the other two won't get each each other. The other ones like the artist is like this guy is a real snooze fest over here you know just writing down all our beliefs and guards this what we believe in doing votes having meetings aw kill me no thank you and the other guys like that guys in the tombs fainting just both are great and that's what I would encourage urged people is. I don't think about we didn't we didn't find a church situation based on the church service because we had been to I'd been to the coolest most satisfying to me church experience that I was ever going to go to the music was better than it could of ever been. I loved it so much. I still listen to some of those old bands. I loved him so much and and mark was insightful and funny and I'd never heard anything like him before and it was as cool as it went and then I just got bored of it because it wasn't wasn't really what matter to me like a good Sunday church services just not an important part of my faith. It's not that's not to say not to go because we do go. I always tell people like I want to be known in. What I'm for not what am against people go like Oh yeah Dustin? He's anti that or doesn't like that doesn't like that or someone could describe you as the things that you're passionate Ashington about and the things that you very clearly care about and that's where your time and your money and your resources in your energy Goto and so that's what I would encourage anybody is work from that work from the things that make you happy and joyful and excited about doing and then find a place that does that hat because that exists. You're not alone in that you know in you'll feel that's like that to me. Feels like calling me that to me feels like I I really do feel that I'm doing precisely what I was put on earth to do and that so now than ever now than ever but that's knowing that there are a ton of people that would disagree with me about myself too which I would say. I don't care yeah who you don't get to be an authority over me no but that's not been put you don't get that over me you know and that's based on your own predisposition and your own judgements and you you know we're we're just I hate this term the faith journey thing but I we like where we're at right now and what if Melissa didn't agree with you. She doesn't agree with me on some stuff you know like and that's great too. She's an individual within and as immensely beautiful and a deep thinker and some of the stuff that comes out I'm just blown away by and I can't like they'll just be just like the the like the compassion that she bleeds like for like the least of these as like this is the most Christian thing I've ever seen I've ever seen and sometimes she skips church on Sundays and I love that yeah. She's like it was a hard day. I couldn't thank you and you were gone and I couldn't get the three kids to church and I'm like wonderful. Yeah you know what you did. Is You know what you did do. Is You watch single. MOMS kids this week. Yeah that that that's seems Christian to me so there are a million things that we like disagree on but we do agree on right now is is you know these these very similar to this. These conversations conversations that we have and not judging the Gosh if you're if you're in a relationship and you're judging that other persons faith that and where they're at I mean I mean it's one thing what if somebody's like having a fall from grace but like I don't know man I believe change you know like and I'm not saying dramatically changed teams or anything like that not that I even try and thinking thinking like us and them type terms but like I don't are circumstances change our brains literally change any are biologically our brains change so yeah I mean if she disagrees in when she disagrees I like it and I'm just like well. What what can I learn from you because you're a wildly different person than me but you're also the most interesting fascinating person in the world to me so okay yeah all right so good answer thank you that was a long winded way but no one is wishing this was over? Yeah it was over so no one listening is like I wish that guy was up and ready to play a game. I can't wait to play a game. I've never done this in this is to find out where my integration is Outta here. We already know finding out anything. I'm going to name mutual friends we have and some famous people and I want you to tell me what food okay they are and why okay that's amazing. I thought you were going to drive. It asked me to describe him in one word and they were going to be like well. We weren't sure if Dustin is a Christian and now we know. I want you to turn these people into food. Turn them into food okay. Are you ready yeah. We're GONNA do just a handful isn't gonNA be long okay but you gotTA. We gotta just don't be scared. First thing comes to mind ready Bob Goff Bob Goff Bob Goff is whatever your favorite comfort food is Bob Goff is like an Apple Pie August warm and you're so happy there and you're just feels like a holiday. He's there yeah Trey Kennedy. trae Kennedy is a lacroix trick. Is the drink yeah yeah like. I like this. It's doesn't you know I know I like this. This is like a very palatable I did not I don't it's not going to weigh me down too much. I yeah he's Lacroix. Everybody likes loughrey. Angela Johnson Angela Tesla Johnson is is hot wings Angela Angela John Angela Johnston is one of my favorite humans. I love her. I pichai wings coming up with these on the fly hot wings or something that everybody can enjoy together. Everybody gets around table and enjoys Angela Johnson and that's what hot wings are very good at John Christie's. What's John Chris? Don Chris would probably be a chick-fil-a sandwich right. I mean it feels Julius who still do easy that one. you know what actually judge answer actually the first thing that actually jumped him and I didn't WanNa they just said how wings John is like a drumstick like like chicken wings and that's because that's how it shaped the very personal friend there that route. Nobody's actually shake right but okay John Aaron Tuning Aaron Shooting What is there in shooting Aaron shooting I would say Aaron? Shooting is the bread that comes before the meal that you secretly end up liking way more more than the meal like. This is the best part of this I didn't I didn't expect this to be the best part of this like anytime you see him in project very behind the scenes and then you're like you you were the best part of that whole thing and that's always.
"nickerson" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"You know my door open exactly. Do I need it. We're going to go putting quickbooks. The Ramsey would be furious anyways here right now. This is a splurge purchase. I don't this is not a snowball. I am not taking this out of an envelope like this is it's like so anyways like I but that's comes comes from a an embarrassing moment you know and I'm very great and but it's a big feeling to me. That's I wouldn't say that's why I got into comedy though because I wouldn't have been able to articulated as such I just I just always loved stand up comedy always and I realized that what I was searching for before in preaching gene in sports journalism in Iran like a comedy blog for a while I was doing like a speaker circuit for a little while all of that was just an attachment tint to do what I do in comedy which is to have a point of view to share stories to bring laughter to have an opportunity ready to express thoughts that that's what I wanted to do and tell stories and and and and to me the best form of that or my favorite form of fat is getting people to laugh and you can talk about anything as a comedian anything literally. y'All can say things that I cannot say make funny. That's right I have a I have an idea that I've been ah I've been like it's it's a right now that I've been working on about my son's school has a gay bully and it is like this is the richest idea in the world to me. Like what a culture start that here I've been I've been working on stage a lot and you've been doing it on stage yeah yeah yeah it was. I was like you know regardless of where you stand on that like that's that is the world has changed. I you know I've been talking about that but that's the idea that's like an idea. That has no room in a sermon that has is no room in an article that has no room on a blog that like but if I can if I can continue to work out this idea because it's something that I wanNa talk about amazingly interesting getting you know the culture's changed I when I was in sixth grade a kid got sent home and expelled for dying his hair blue. I went to a public school in the Seattle battle area or suspended okay so they said if you didn't if you can't come to school with blue hair he got sent home for the day and it became in the next day you and twenty five years later gay bullies changed changed you know and so but that's what I'm saying like you know you can talk about anything and I didn't feel like I could talk about anything being in those other platforms. You know I had like you know you rooted because you shouldn't you suppose we like that is a pet peeve of mine of win like some pastors going on some rant about traffic traffic or you know and he's like yeah or you could just preach Asians three. That'd be great. I'd love to hear the verse I'd love to hear your opinion on the verse. Not your you know now now. If you can tied in some you are good at tightening in other to other people on like you're just trying to do a bit right now and save it yeah yeah yeah. John says you don't have to reintroduce yourself. They know exactly he's like yeah. The person who was standing there before you said that yeah and they can look at their pamphlet in its reggae exactly like retrain myself not to stage yeah that's right. That was such a fun event Yeah Murder Murder Yeah. You did loved you. Yeah I do that more. I just don't think people should know that we should be at the same events. Yeah we'll meet in the lounge own JR on the way out there a lot of events like that like Christian event opening yeah comedy clubs the that is like near and dear to me children's Paris conference because I've done it. I've that was like my fourth or fifth year. I'm pretty dialed in with those folks but I'm doing let you know when you first I start you you take up every Gig you can get your like an. MC gig great. I'll take a lot of fundraisers and stuff like that and and you know you hopefully get to the point where you're just just telling jokes not memorizing BIOS and they had that event because I am. I'm a decent comedian. I'm terrible. MC Like I don't I agree no no no because that's what you saw was fourth or fifth year where they stripped down all my responsibility. They're pretty much like hey can you just be funny and then bring back uh-huh people I know people I had a meal with the day before that I mean we can't go into detail that story but I will say it's not the same. I'll say it is in the most vague way possible. That was a pretty good meal in a great time in the car after yeah yeah. That's one of the most that's what friends do is you you go out with the big group and then you break into your smaller group. which is like your real close group analyze the meal? That's the best that's what we did. We we sat in the car and he laughed and Assistant Gina. Thankfully there was no one from five minutes no one from our respective churches here in what we were saying to call your pastor and and we were there longer in that car then we were at the meeting that I love that I I love that Jinnah had only worked for me for two months and I was like I know I've never seen her life as hard as you were. That was a good time because you just just have those meals where you're all kind of experiencing something together and you're wondering if anybody else is experiencing it like you because we all that's how we all. We all interpret the world in a very different way yes based on our circumstances in our beliefs and our mood for really big meal people should know that it wasn't just like four of a ton of people table and I and I barely said a word the entire meal which is not excited about well. I'm very introverted I don't. I don't like big groups. I don't like that yeah. I'm I've never seen. Can you accept in that one time like that this comfortable with and then in a big group if I'm allowed to talk and nobody else is I'm on board but I don't there's that mid sized group of like like four plus and just and but as I remember just getting in the car and I made the I joke about it and that was the moment that I realized you two had interpreted the meal. Oh you experience it in a way that I did and it was like go released. We were all on board for that and while we were there we recorded an episode of Your podcast. Yeah we did yeah. Don't make me come back there such a show. That's very it's so funny yeah. That's the we really have a good time with it. We're we're still. How long have you been doing this? two thousand fourteen okay so we just at the year mark and it's I love it so much fun because I'm not a parent yeah and so you don't Oh and you don't just talk about parents idea of minivan writing the whole idea of that podcast is is this kind of brings it back to what you asked about like. How is your faith improved or better or how do you enjoy it more? My the whole aim of that podcast is for me to talk to a variety of individuals individuals with an incredibly diverse group of because comedian. It's mostly comedians. You were the first non comedian we'd ever had. No you funny guy very I wouldn't have no. I wouldn't have anyone on their if I didn't think they were fun. There's no k there's me no thank you know scenario of where I think. If I'm not going to be able to get some concern here yeah exactly the so to talk to these individuals and really all I'm Ta- I'm not talking about parents and we're talking about family and hear this and just to give people the opportunity to get to know where other people are coming from to see how your individual life circumstances at that to me. Is One of this was was this was the great air that I was given as a Christian is that this is how you quote unquote. Reach people is this is your apologetic guideline guideline. We were essentially being trained for Mormon. Missions is what we are being trained with like these are your answers and if they asked this then you say this they say this then you give them this and if they believe this then you give commits and there was just no that's not human that's robotic. That's like someone brings something up and you go through your Rolodex of answers and then you insert here you know what it is is is like we need like type in like a vending machine and then this thing pops out whereas you like two weeks ago we had a guy on there Tamra Catan amazing comedian born in in Cairo Egypt son of a Muslim dad and a Jewish. Mom Immigration was ten years old and you and you you hear these comedians just meet meet each other. We just find each other and I just I just you know regardless of where people stand on their their beliefs one or the other. I'm just so incredibly fascinated by your we're story and how it shaped you as an individual to where you're at right now. That's what our podcast we're not. We say like we're clean but we're not like Christian because like you know like I don't. I'm amazed at a certain point. I'm like I'M GONNA run out. I guess yeah well not with Comedians. There's I I've just grown me so much as a human like to have an empathetic understanding of people and to really just I don't know I just it makes me it just makes me love people more like it makes me when you hear someone talk about whatever unique struggle they had and then when we can like share a laugh if about it. It's it's I just oh did it makes me so happy. It's bad than my one of my favorite. PODCASTS is my because it's not it's not like we always say like we're conversations and interviews a lot like yours where we're just kind of chatted and I've I've heard some of the most powerful powerful stories through our pocket. We have one coming up with an individual Sofia Alexandra who's a comedian who I barely knew and she talked about we have a lot of comedians immigrated she when she she tells her story about immigration over from Russia and the struggles from there and and she talks about like sure miscarriage and I'm just like Oh gosh it's insightful and funny and I don't know man. I love it anything. It makes you love people more today. 'cause I don't actually do it. What what day does it come out every Tuesday every Tuesday yeah okay good? It just shows it's up on my phone. I listened to a certain amount of pocket. Don't pay attention to what you're saying yeah today release Monday. That's why we did Tuesday's because against Mondays Mondays and I always felt like people got behind on Monday. I same thing when I opened on my phone I see your that's when I see you open. My podcast APP Annie's Dawson working at me I I am. I'm right at you know you're looking directly directly at the camera. Where's mine is an animate thing where I don't even have is my glasses and a flannel shirts which is very on brand so they did it right classic and you have a headlining headlining tour in October? I do yeah I you know I've always got on and off a headlining dates but we're doing one copy almost old to awards four dates where we're going to be in Tampa in Atlanta. WE GO TAMPA ATLANTA DALLAS HOUSTON. Oh good yeah that's GonNa be fun. Those are churches should be a good time and we have a we have A. I think we have a Promo Code. It's a friend's coat of friends friends code. You're going to get into it. I was hoping in your meeting this morning. Your pre meeting before me. You'd show up with a coat yet. We you know it was it was your idea because you're very said I think my friends would love to come to your shows. Take yearly love coming when there is a little discount and when they know that you know that some that sounds fun friends there is so nice I so it's GonNa be let me see here just so my friend who's listening now that I am forever trying to get your discount forever to get y'all specials as the tickets are premiere productions reduction DOT COM. You'RE GONNA find my little Mug or you can go to DESTIN NICKERSON DOT COM. We'll do some direct links..
"nickerson" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"Sounds Fun at checkout and now back to the show. One of the reasons I love talking to you about it is is selfish because in my story only three years actually this week from our church having a happy anniversary thanks happy happy death of pressure from our that happening dry and and while this is my favorite season of being a part of a church ever right I will have these moments where someone someone will say something or see something and it will trigger this link absolute panic yeah or deep sadness or massive massive anger and go like wait. You don't have to feel that look how great this this this and then it's almost like God some kind of whispers like that can still be true to what happened happened can be true. You can still have hurt. Even if what you have right now feels like such a gift. Isn't it interesting things and people can be both right. I listened to that recently somebody somebody talking about trump specifically and they were saying like you Hannah Make Him Messiah or Monster. Those are my terms. I'm just coming up with them right now like He. He's he's probably both like he's not either. Actually is what he's not. He's neither and like people can be both and that's actually how I I used to talk about mark. you know just just kind of popped in my mind that I was like he's both of those things sometimes like he can be. You know those things kind of that. He got him in trouble that he got caught for but he also could be a kind loving guy that when he met our firstborn stopped and hugged us and prayed for our child you know he was both both of us not one or the other that's right. You're both and I'm I'm your vote. I now I feel as judged for their worst moments right yeah but if you put yourself a- and a pedestal like that as a pastor or in some you know we're on social media yeah yeah exactly. That's why that's why I feel like maybe you you probably feel it more than I I do because you were in your terms are in the faith space where like I feel like because as a comedian feel good bars low like as far as like just last you have a Bible exactly like says he's on the team. Oh my gosh he's been a church like the bar is low because nobody's looking to me or at least they shouldn't be. Here's why it's not true. Don't say what you're about say not true. We shouldn't be looking to you because that's one of the things I absolutely love about being friends with you. As I do want to be more. We're like well. That's very kind of you and you don't know very well so you mean that in mileage status hit diamond this year uh yeah the well. That's I'm in the spotlight now. Where like if I say something interesting? I didn't expect that guy to be that came out a nowhere. I didn't expect him to be inside anyway. You know which is not a bad place to be and what you do you feel like a pressure. I mean you're writing books so you've got way more established in this space that you know when we talk about your both. Do you feel like a pressure to like. You know like we'll if if if people found out certain things about me this is all going to go away or if I make a mistake like whatever it may be like if I got a Dui something like I'm just I'm not no that is for the sandy drink drive. Maybe five times knows hardly hardly hardly any at all I mean haven't we compared to how much no spike capris very random but everybody's got their thing well for starters with a Dui. I literally do not drink. If I'm operating a vehicle not because I was the right word you introduced me as a comedic premature rice I want to say is I say in my friends. This is one of the things that I will not choose to come back from meaning. If if I've made these choices something is so deeply raw interesting with what has happened to my insides that I will give up this career and I'm not willing to give up what God's called me too so I'm not willing to write kissed change tone. The light turns it. Yeah I used to be fun yeah yeah yeah and and as far as people finding out secretive things it's one of the reasons I have no secrets with the people that are closest assist to me because I have three best friends in Atlanta who there's a rule that they can't learn something in a podcast or on a in a book or on a stage interesting and and then my counselor and my I liked closest friends they they literally no like I can't think of something they don't know therefore if I got exposed in some way at least it wouldn't be surprised by new yeah yeah you know what that has been a struggle for me and here's the people who've always known and that makes you out on listening to what I say or what I teach totally fine better. Actually my pastors know that I've had to make these choices to to be better CETERA being human in my yeah the other three guys that I teach with a church I mean a couple of weeks ago. I talked about someone kindly and the girls in line behind me at the restaurant the torch yes and they heard me and I literally got in the car and called all three of the other passengers. I was like y'all need to know this happened and I am really sorry yeah and and I need to be better and but I knew I didn't call them because those girls could out me. I called them because I always want to call them right and when those girls outed me for being a gossip I wanted to say I'm the I know I'm the monster and also Kevin and Chris Andrew New Yeah and yes and I apologize to them and I apologize you know. Did they out you know not to me. They probably told their friends and probably hurt feelings. That girl have a common though that you were bad mouth yeah I mean sometimes I mean what we do know. It was my so yeah so I have a little bit. I don't Ah I don't WANNA lose my job and so right yeah. That's an interesting to be allowed to be a center yeah. I don't cut that because I don't feel like my livelihood is attached my face as anymore. That's the main reason that's one of the main reasons I be guide left. The ministry is I just didn't want that anymore and I there are things now because I kind of have of a foot in both worlds that it wouldn't help me if something come out but I don't want to lose my life. That's what I always feel like. There are things that that and that's why people I'll have to know because if I actually lose my soul that's that's what I feel secret like like if I were to like if I were ever to have an affair there you know I think about this a lot not having an affair but if what if you know it wouldn't probably hurt my career much. If at all and you know what a comedian you can you know Letterman went on and talked about sleeping with his staff and he was crushing. He was getting people laughing along the way because sometimes there's so much which there's so much a humor in pain and yeah so I don't think but it would destroy my family and that's what I don't want. That's like that's an I. I'm not some some. I'm not that guy. Anyway seems a lot of work. Fare has a ton of work. Keeping Secrets is that's what I'm saying like. I would never cheat for a variety eighty of reasons. One is crazy in love with my wife and would no one even compete some not even tempted in that sense but the second one is like Oh gosh. I'm too lazy who wants to go through the work of getting a second phone. Oh Gosh already lose the one all the time so forgetful yeah partner is going to be hard to go get my freezer out of Jerry surgeons at somebody else's freezer to keep up with a couple of weeks ago we had my friends ceremony on and she talked about how her mom was an alcoholic and we had we talked to. I talked to women who are listening that are secretly drinking because I thought that has got to be so much work to hide all that yeah I I have my issues and they are not pretty. They are way worse when I'm hiding them. Oh sure yeah absolutely that's that that idea of like lighten dark of like of just when something's open it's just like there's no you take away the power. That's that's to me. That's actually I feel that same way about. That's why comedy that is personal and has deep-rooted pain in it is so good because it takes away the power of the pain when you laugh at something you you've won so when you let other people laugh at that in your laugh when I talk about being raised without Outta mom around when I talk about you know growing up without money when I talk about financial struggles now or stuff like that like hard stuff and that's not the whole act but when when a lot of it or when we do it on our podcast and you can laugh about it it's gone that it it has lost because after just so much more powerful than grief it just you know it's a it's such a helpful part of the grieving just like I'm not gonNA. I'm not GonNa let you control me like this it. It's as if you're laughing at somebody or something. You just defeated your nothing. Nothing you're behind me. John Chris Trey Kennedy of both I've been on the show that you've traveled with before and and they were scraping the bottom now. I'm so thankful to John F feel like he's been a gateway eight way drug to so many wonderful people in my mind that's that's probably fair so thankful to him but they both talked about some of the reasons behind why they do the comedy so so. Is that your reason what made you start. This is your reason that you are needed to paint somewhere no not entirely I wouldn't put it like that. I think that that comes out you know and it's like very helpful. You know a very helpful tool for me and a very like an opportunity. I'm grateful four because I don't I feel like I just you know when people respond to it. You're like Oh gosh. This is just the best feeling that world so that so much now I'm like I'm trying to work on my act now of a such where I'm not like what are what are the things not necessarily that I think are funny but like what are the things that I'm like most passionate ashes about and I have the deepest feelings about because now I can tell these jokes with real conviction and that doesn't mean they're deep. I've joked about driving a crappy car that I drove for like ten years run into the ground and how I would take it to the drive. Thru and my window didn't work so frigging opened the door and this last time I went to Barista went and asked me if I needed a receipt. It's like look at this. Do you think I'm tracking back in my finances that closely look at me. You know my door open exactly. Do I need it. We're going to go putting quickbooks. The Ramsey would be furious anyways here right now. This is a splurge purchase. I don't.
"nickerson" Discussed on That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
"Hi Fran look to another episode of that Sounds Fun. I'm your host Danny Down so happy to be here with you today. The day the music in the background. It's good buddy. Mr Drew Holcomb. Make sure you grab a copy of his latest album dragons today on the show you guys know I love and we get a comedian in here. Dustin Nickerson has really become such a dear friend to me and just one of my very favorite comedian and his story is really interesting. Staying in. I think you guys are GonNa love what he has to say today. I I just love being in the same room with him and having this conversation he is just one of my favorite and I think you're GonNa like him a lot too so here's my conversation with comedian podcast host and all around bit of a handful. That's Nickerson. Have you had shows that you've done somewhere on the road and you're like I'm going to take this card as quick as I can. Put it my computer so I don't lose this. It's a really it's a terrifying thing because you just you your I'm constantly monitoring always looking but also trying to be in and you know be a good interview he in the moment and I have had times like where like all like the personal talking. I'll look down there like are we okay. Is Everything okay. I know oh I'm sorry yeah yeah. you just have to yeah the car. I have like a very specific place in my backpack because I don't usually travel with my laptop up on the road are like one that could handle it. I don't know I mean I. I have a little chromebook. It's just like a little oh you're rich. That's the a lot of computers. No no no what I'm hearing that is a hundred twenty dollar laptop with that and I yeah that that that is less than one of my sons football season. It's the complete opposite I am one valuable computer home and but like I have like a very specific spot in the backpack that goes where I know because I lose stuff constantly. It's a media all the time on this. If you do that with as much as you travel you travel by yourself which blows my mind yeah I mean I don't the on this trip alone. I've begun on six days. I have already lost a toothbrush. I thought was going to mention that I know I ever from that. I lost a toothbrush. I left my whole toiletry bag venue had to drive back and get that there was one other thing see. I've already forgotten what I lost. I have thought many time how how many things have I left in hotels and never known I feel like a big part of my ties is giving phone chargers to hotel. That's exactly right. It's the most valuable thing you've ever lost emotionally or active. I guess emotionally the parents marriage would be the most they're they're. I'm talking about travel tips emotionally but here's the answer there these pair of target what you may think that's valuable there these pair of target sandals that I cannot get back. You won't believe this. I know exactly the hotel I left. We call the hotel. They shipped them to the wrong address in Nashville but the but they won't return them all the way the hotel because hotel didn't pay for that Fedex place in Birmingham. I can't go get them someone from the hotel in Mississippi to get them so they they're gone. They're gone. They are sitting in a bad man on the moon. I'm never gonNA get ever but they're just sitting three hours from me. I can't reorder them from target because they're gone. I had a pair of jeans that I forgot at a comedy Condo. Komo what Comedians a lot of time we say when we do clubs we stay at comedy condos like it's something that the club owns okay and just whoever's playing that playing that we can in stays there be for sad comedians. All you guys it. Does he dirtier can they do some of them have like little gas S. books where people are right in them and that's kind of fun but I don't. I'm like I'm not. I'm not thrilled to be here. I don't love that I that I would feel more homey. Sometimes you're just like you know the broken such a downer. Sometimes you're just like well. I guess I'm I'm just the next person to be here like it's not a hotel. It is the same as a hotel but I don't. I don't know I can't fully encapsulate and articulate whites depressing but it is. It's just not very nice. That's what it is. They're not very well okay. Why did I start Oh yeah? I don't know if you've heard that with like jeans that you're not supposed to wash wash jeans dom so no one yeah so when they like if the sweater number you know what you're supposed to get the sent out of them. You're supposed to put them in the freezer. I know I have left multiple pairs of genes in multiple freezer. That's how I signed the guestbook Nickerson here the con- left another pair of jeans and the free and you can't call and ask for that you can't it'd be like hey can you go to the freezer getting my you're going to need to let them sit out. It totally works because genes do get messed up when you wash them like like the so Alexa pair of jeans I've own for a year and a half and I've literally never wash just put him in the bottom of the freezer. Take smell out there fine yeah. They're not jeans aren't not really meant to be washed. There's a store here. You're GONNA I just can't wait to hear your thoughts on this store here in Nashville that they say the only way you wash their genes. This is in a river and on the rocks you use rocks zoom. You have river access of. It's GonNa be a lot easier if you're homeless yes. It's GonNa be way easier. What does that even mean like? I mean I can create river like conditions I can I can feel does it. They have to be does it have to have a current is it's not the water it's current and the rocks years scrub them on the rocks no so yeah you're you're supposed to use a candling river dip it in my sink and slap it against the stove bat not GonNa be what if I would if I fill my bathtub then I have my kids do that thing where they run in circles and create a whirlpool as I do that it's not that big ragging begin shopping already booze you in this process and then I slap it against the ground the toilet not it's not gonNa work. I don't I mean you can you can swing by before you leave on your way. Out of these genes are seven hundred dollars exactly right. They are so expensive these better they. you better smell like a river when I just like how genes feel after I've washed them. Oh I'm the opposite you like. I like I like sweatpants out of the Dryer. Ah I feel like they always get like shrink up on me and stuff. I kind of just how men and women wear jeans to probably Oh you want them to shrink you. You just want him to be you. Don't want him to be loosey-goosey yeah. I'm not trying to have it and not all men. I'm like I'm real tight true hard pass. I'm I'm not built. That's what my wife calls like you know when like the kind of like when the hipster thing started coming out with skinny jeans and like silly hats she was like they are dressed like Peter Pan Peter you just got. I don't have skinny legs. I'm not the skinny idea yeah yeah. I just read it. I just thought of Oh gosh more zhijie okay. This is for a little context here. I live in California. I don't come out to Nashville a lot now you when I do I try and get as many great things down as possible and this was amongst the the top of the priority list and I politely very politely asked if I could change time on the nights attempt of the how we can schedule this today maybe Gos- going back and forth and I didn't know full traveling. Some things happened in some schedule things but let me for the records again show that you called me Buji while I was scheduling with your assist I picked up my phone and call Duston yeah. That was the first direct contact as long as you know Roth said Dustin winter you in town. Let's get you on the that's true you initiated associated that but I mean we both I our friendships. Our friendship is rooted in texting about Delta the lounges so I think we're both guilty for Buji here and now we had humble origins we a youth group room in San Antonio. That's exactly right it was it was a junker show. I was performing. I believe you were loitering. It was loitering and he was skateboarding in the parking lot as I do around most security ran her off and brought her in for Romans road presentations and uh so we had humble beginnings but then we found out that we both fly Delta and now we text about Delta Right which I and I say this on stage like I I about me. No no no like crowds when I'm in a lounge owned or if I'm in First Class I am there only because I travel. I'm the poorest person in the history of places yes easily. We've talked about naked. Kim Smell it on me. Yeah leave my stuff everywhere because they are not here to have never seen chromebook. They don't know they forgot. They made iphones this old. May you know like they they. I love it. I'm fill up my water bottle and they're like she carries Mary's water handing them podcasting this year. Are you on the road. Do you have a number of dates. I shows chosen. Dates are different things. I do a lot of local stuff when I can like local swats all do about three hundred twenty five shows a year a lot of those. Are you know like tonight. you know especially when I'm doing club shows sometimes and when I'm in San Diego or La sometimes I'll do three or four and a night you know just go to once about once about once about once uh and I think I looked at it recently and I I'm roughly gone half the week so like three three and a half days on average and and that that's truly an average thing 'cause like I did you know I all I had a run in May where I was like twenty four days that month and then in July why I was gone one day did the life festival and nothing else I am so the accounts are going down on your cool but this is a a Lotta we like yeah. There is a sudden amount of like okay. Dad's leaving that means the kids don't know what the accounts as if they did. How old are they twelve? MY middle child turns ten next week or a couple of weeks and five twelve hundred five youngest just started kindergarten or all three in kindergarten Mr for steak. Did you advocation leave done this before I was doing shows in New York and Melissa. I had our fifteenth anniversary and it was like we've never been to New York. Always wanted to go to New York but I was waiting till I was booked there because I knew we knew if I went to New York and I didn't have shows I would be very pensive. I would be like ooh. I'm I know because that's like that's our Nashville comedy. That's that is the comedy town. That's where the best clubs are. That's where you know the tonight. Show is Kobe. Air Is that's talk radio. City Music Hall is so we went out there and we're like it will technically Miss Clair's. I A kindergartener by she'll be right. That's total third kid staff. I feel like it's fine. We've seen so many other first days of hers. It's all about perspective. You and Melissa Been Married fifteen years. How long have you been fulltime comic a little under two year a year and a half yeah yeah I I 'cause I grind? I worked at a REC center. Let I loved. I loved that job and I'm still really involved in that REC center at the REC Center and we go to Church of the Salvation Army there and we I held onto that job essentially till they told me to quit yeah because comedy is in your similar and different at the same time in.
'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' actress Denise Nickerson dies at 62
"A former child actress known for a role in **** Wonka and the chocolate factory yes passed away Denise Nickerson a former child actor starred in dark shadows and the Electric Company which is best known for her role as violet ball regarding the nineteen seventy one film **** Wonka and the chocolate factory only tell me don't what's happening to your face in twenty eighteen she suffered a severe stroke in our most recent health problems included about with pneumonia before suffering a seizure she was taken off life support of a Colorado hospital on Tuesday night her family announcing her death in a Facebook post which read in simply she's gone Nickerson was sixty two years old Tonya Judd powers fox news old finally into the juicing Roman she's gone SO much candy too
Wonka, Gene Wilder And Johnny Depp discussed on WIBC Programming
"Here if you remember the original **** Wonka and the chocolate factory the one with gene Wilder that's the only one that I Johnny Depp once not trying to talk about that the chip that was violent low regard and that nineteen seventy one movie her name was Denise Nickerson she passed away today at the age of sixty two yeah she had been on life support for almost a year she suffered a stroke a year ago and they kind of made the decision the family made the decision to take her off life support I have said for a long time that violence was the most qualified to run that chocolate factory instead of Charlie
'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' actress Denise Nickerson dies at 62
"If you remember the original **** Wonka and the chocolate factory the one with gene Wilder that's the only one that I except the Johnny Depp one sucked not trying to talk about that one the check that was violent beau regard in that nineteen seventy one movie her name was Denise Nickerson she passed away today at the age of sixty two yeah she had been on life support for almost a year she suffered a stroke a year ago and they kind of made the decision the family made the decision to take her off life support I have said for a long time that violence was the most qualified to run that chocolate factory instead of Charlie now of course you remember in the movie at the end it's Charlie it's grandpa's **** Wonka there in the glass elevator and it goes up happy ending Charlie gets the company but if you really sit down to watch the movie it's violet that earns it she's the one that deserves it she's the most knowledgeable about candy and gum because remember government was her jam she was a gum person but she made the decision to switch to walk of bars for the sake of the contest that shows passion to me that shows leadership candy and gum was her J. she's also I think the most fit to run that business her dad if you remember the movie was a small town used car salesmen and a politician so she's got the media in her back pocket she knows how to talk to people when people over she's the most fit to run that business she also was the most sympathetic to the Olympus because there was that one scene where **** Wonka admitted that he used the Olympus as like test subjects for the three course meal gum that ultimately turned her into a blueberry well I think that shows incredible leadership to say listen don't make the balloon because the test subjects here I'll step up all be the leader I mean if your new below par your thinking that's who I want leading my company right now and the old the liberals are the workers you make the workers happy you have a happy workforce also her mistake was minor compared to what the other kids did you got my TV's goofy Yasser made himself down to the size of like a peanut the song was just awful her people skills would never fly plus her greedy dad would probably make herself the company anyway and then you've got Charlie Charlie was way too naive and then he was a thief they were stealing the the soda and they went up there and they damage like a lot of stuff got fingerprints all over it not to mention the down fall is awful grandfather would be so clearly to me violet by process of elimination deserve to get the keys to that
"nickerson" Discussed on Just a Tip with Megan Batoon
"And we'll do some John Kristen persons off air, and we'll be back shot. I knew I said it was going to be off. And we're back before we get into our tip jar round doesn't tell us all about what's going on in your world. Well, you know, if folks want to come see me do stand up comedy on my own so. So good make you I work very hard. The. Just call it into question that work ethic. Now, you're more of a naturally gifted person. Would you rather have I think he'd rather be? Wow. What a great question, gifted like or work ethic. I know mine, I don't know wrong answer. I would. I know exactly what you mean. 'cause I would say naturally, gifted, right? But like. We are hard working. But like you see you can have both hopefully both. But I listen to this. I again, I'm terrible tangents. But the terrible. I watched a Jason Witten was an NFL player. He retired last year. He retired tight end for the Cowboys. He was a Pro Bowl any retired. He's like, you know, I'm here not because natural abilities. And you know, but I I spent more time in the dirt I worked harder than all these people. I was like, bro, you're six six to forty like it was raining in big. That's like, yeah. Maybe there are other guys that also have that. But like NFL tight end was never in the cards for me as I gotta learn how to tell jokes. The only other option I would take work hard. I was what I would take. Yes. I think the people that are naturally gifted don't work hard are just bad humans. I don't like their their general existence. So anyways, all my shows are listed, Dustin, Nickerson dot com, and all my socials are at Dustin Nickerson, and then I also podcast making. It's been a guest on. And it's called don't make me come back. They're funny podcast about family with new episodes every Tuesday where we talked to funny people like yourselves about family stuff. So it's good one. It was really funny. I there is a bit in there where my sister said something pretty mean to me in John set me of like a video of you guys like, repeating repeat it John did. That's so hurtful for my life. But so funny when it's about something else. It was very funny. And it was a fun episode between the two of you. I like the contrast of podcast level of professionalism. And then I like my podcast. It's going very well. And I like it. But because I'm very nomadic. It's very Noman loss. We're gonna release an episode that came out like this week's episode in December is one that was recorded in a green room after a show and the intro was recorded in my producers car on his lunch breaks. I come into a studio like this. This is really nice super cool though. I wish I could do that. Sometimes it's nice to be nomadic. Yeah. I don't think I've ever been nomadic before. I mean, my entire childhood was, but I feel like now that's why you're not now. Just wanna stink stay in the same place have the same friends next year. Oh, got sad. Yeah. That was really sad moving was really hard. But I'm so used to it now that like I love change. But I also hate at the same time a three story home. You can just do the change. I needed a little switch up. I'm gonna go upstairs. Never leave. You just change it like, they're different seasons. This my winter floor. A winter going to do it amazing. Yes. If you're listening, are you are you lifting and listening people work out and listen to someone's gonna swallow right now. Oh nice. I thought you were going to go like they're doing a ride car service. That's the very response. You couldn't..
"nickerson" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"If not millions of Jesse Nickerson's who are having these same relationships and experiences and like that's horrifying. And I don't know. Anyway, the next day. Emmanuel I am then Sarah. We all had this whole conversation about it. We went on. Oh my God. All three of us went down. It was it was awful horrible. We all just were like, oh, God Sarah was dealing with all the juvenile stuff at the time. So she was just doing one interview after another that was like breaking her and yet was a dark movement. It was a dark moment. But I didn't know where to land. If I'm hearing you quickly. It's the thing that freak you out on the train was that you were. Doing this work that was supposed to shed light on a thing that people are not familiar with. And instead what they were responding to was kind of like holy shit moments in the story because that's what they were used to kind of the same way you respond to like a crazy plot twist. An right, right. Exactly. I think this thing is hard. This question is hard like the entertainment versus journalism in my theory. Is that is that in that just that it's new the communiqu is an interesting example, like people just aren't quite use to music in journalism, isn't it super intimate as well? I think the difference between reading somebody's quotes and hearing somebody talk at length, I think is very very different. There's all these moves that get made in magazines stories, which have just come to be accepted because people have been writing stories in the style fifty years that I feel like when people hear those moves get made. And I do think it's mostly about recency it kitchen there somewhere of these other factors to like ads. Right. I feel like it's not like you don't have an advocating down the side column of New Yorker story. Totally. I think people are used to it. Right. But this. Also, this intimacy thing which is like you can choose what the heavier iced over to that ad. But I think that actual thing with cereal, and I wonder if this is true is is mostly just that so many people listened. Yeah. Like, so many people hadn't listened. Then the critique of this was entertaining wouldn't quite play. Don't. So interesting that no one listened. Criticism like that found this huge audience and this way, like kind of does feel to kind of like inextricably linked with the result. Yeah. No. I agree. I agree. I totally agree. And I agree with you about the new thing to and it's something that I actually have always wished sometimes I feel like it should be celebrated more not to be padding ourselves on our backs. But like we are making something new in the podcast. These like definitely I feel like in the long form narrative podcasts were making something new and probably even in the talk show podcast as well. I don't listen to those ones as much I'm more along form narrative girl, but I do feel like. It's exciting. Like who seen a breakthrough in narrative journalism like this like that we've done with podcasting in the last five years? It's really exciting to watch what people are doing. So I feel I feel like yeah. And then there's gonna be ways that you're learning that along the way that doesn't seem that surprising to me that we might mess up. You know, what I mean or do something where I wouldn't do it that way the same way again or like, I honestly wouldn't do a season one story again. I wouldn't do something like that. I I mean one is that I forgot. I didn't quite realize how much people really love murder story. You know? Underestimated the appetite. Probably that kind of thing every wouldn't do again. One of the incredible stats that we see on law form on the website is guess was two years ago. We did like the most click stories of the year and every single one had murder or sex in the title for the top store which had murder answer. Title. It's pretty it's like. I know I feel like such a dummy during like I didn't see this coming..
"nickerson" Discussed on The Virtual Couch
"And then to so nickerson thanks for being on the ritual coach thank you tony and and now i will turn it away to the wonderful talented florence who is gonna lead us lead us out with it's wonderful shen sliding out of the day the grind placed stephen they push things too exciting news discount take push to shot develop these don't xp understandings eggs and hearts you she strains unto sees.