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A Diagnostics Company Moves to Developing Precision Cancer Therapies

The Bio Report

02:22 min | 4 d ago

A Diagnostics Company Moves to Developing Precision Cancer Therapies

"Osama. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me danny. We're going to talk about four bio therapeutics. Its strategic shift from diagnostics to therapy dixon. Our seeking to build a pipeline of targeted therapies. Perhaps we can start with a little history though. Four was known as novellus deacs until this year. What was the name. Change meant to signal once again. Thanks for having me so let me let me maybe go back a little bit in time to come back to the present As you mentioned. Four prior to a few months ago was novellas novellas diagnostics company based out of jerusalem israel companies. About nine years old. It did start out as a diagnostic company The foundational product here was a functional genomics platform that helped physicians providers and pharma companies. Identify the right drugs for the right patients by looking at very specific molecular profiling by patient Over the years as the company was evolving in that diagnostic business model I think a combination of prior management and the board realized that there was a there was quite a bit of opportunity to think about diagnostics internally and develop diagnostics on their own because we were identifying unaddressed. Patient populations and matching them to therapies That were either being developed or already in the marketplace and so at believe early two thousand nineteen the board and the management team decided to pivot from a diagnostic business vital to therapeutics business model and leveraging the platform started to identify across a number of validated cancer targets unaddressed. Patient populations where there's a high unmet need and where the company could really help bring beneficial therapies to market under this scope in early twenty twenty the company in licenses its product from lexicon. It's a next generation. Be rafted addresses class one and class two mutations And within that again using the platform we have begged clearview into creative trial designs. That target high unmet need populations. These are commercially viable populations

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Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:57 min | 2 weeks ago

Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny

"A ruling is expected today from a moscow court that would designate the movement of jailed. Opposition leader alexei navalny terrorist organization on friday. Mr navalny ended a twenty four day. Hunger strike that had carried him to the brink of death as he insisted on being seen by his own doctors across russia his supporters had faced arrest as they protested in moscow. They chanted freedom to novella and let the doctors in the increasing repression of those protesters and the threat of rebranding of the opposition as extremists come. As president vladimir putin's approval numbers continued to sink. The world wondered last week what he would do with. The hundred thousand troops massed at the border with ukraine. In the end they were pulled back. that's rattling and the poll. Numbers are all intimately connected to the threat. Now post to the group led by mr putin's most effective critic alexei navalny. He's decided to end his son destroyed because he felt the russian authorities have sufficiently satisfied. His demand demand was to be allowed access to independent medical. Care arkady ostrovsky bizarre russia editor. What they have done is they took him into a civilian hospital. He was examined by non prison doctors. There's non prison. Doctors then passed on all the results of his tests to navarre on his own physicians. His own doctors told him that if he didn't stop his hunger strike now they would soon have nobody to treat a all and in his instagram post which he pass through his lawyers he also said he was very moved by all those people who declared hunger strike in solidarity with him. He didn't want to cause other suffering so he thought it was the time given all those things to strike

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Navalny in court again, accused of defaming a WWII veteran

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

Navalny in court again, accused of defaming a WWII veteran

"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has appeared in a Moscow court for the second time this week this time on the charge of defaming a World War two veteran the politician who was ordered earlier this week to serve two years and eight months in prison criticize the hearing a disgusting piece on trial intended by the criminal to disparage him valley is being charged with defamation of the slam to people featured in the video promoting the constitution reform that allowed an extension the president Vladimir Putin's rule as corrupt Stooges and traces the authorities maintain the novellas Cummins denigrate the honor and dignity of a World War two veteran featured in the video if convicted valley faces a fine or community service I'm Charles Lucas my

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Interview with Phil McAlister

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

06:53 min | 3 months ago

Interview with Phil McAlister

"Hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe. Today is sunday january seventeenth twenty twenty one. And this is your host. Stephen avella joining me this week. Or bob novella. Everybody cara santa maria. Howdy joy novella. Hey guys and evan bernstein skepticism. On a sunday. I love it. This is a rare sunday recording. We're doing this because of the twelve hour show next saturday. The saturday this show comes out. I probably will be posted in this up right before we begin to twelve hours. Show so if. You're listening to this on saturday that it comes out. We're probably in the middle of the twelve hour show. Why aren't you watching that instead. Leaving this to console you on sunday or monday because the twelve hour livestream is over priorities. So we're not keep saying like we're trying to get away from doing the covert thing every week but there's always stuff to talk about that has to recover recovered. Schwab one thing about it. Obviously it's still raging the numbers that getting scary high still is crazy but david kessler which was announced as the covert czar for the incoming biden. Administration you guys remember who he is. Yes cast that. He was in From london movie right cutler no he was a former head of the fda in the ninety s and after his stint in the at the fda in the nineties the president for a while of yale school of medicine. That's how i. I know you have on speedo him personally. But you know the commissioner of food and drugs for h w bush and clinton muslim sounds nonpartisan. I like that a he. He was very much opposed to the shea. Dietary supplement health and education. Act which was a terrible loss stills eternal and he was he was completely right correct in his opposition to it so hopefully because a lot of experience. Hopefully he'll will prove to be the right person for this job. And we're hoping to shift into high gear will along that line steve in three days. Yeah did you hear. That biden is elevating. He's making a cabinet of science. Yes yes scientists. -nology whatever is now going to be cabinet. Level is a cabinet level position for the first ever cap which will not be in the line of succession by the way. It's a cabinet level position. But it's not a cabinet position. I thought he was building a cabinet filled with cool science thing like curio cabinet closet of mystery. I remember that from what is this endless fascination with forbidden closet of mr really cool i mean. It's the first time the president has ever put somebody at that high. A level in science position which conferences shows his commitment to evidence based policy and also francis. Arnold who i'm super excited about you guys remember. She's caltech scientist who recently won a nobel prize. She's going to be within his his group. I'm not really sure how everybody's designated quite yet but within that group of scientists which is very exciting. I think it should be like the bridge of the enterprise. D where you've got the president the vice president and you've got the czar of science right up there with the big boys because that's where belongs in the position that the council the troy was in. That's what i'm saying. Sitting do truth be told captains left. I am kind of glad that it's not a. I shouldn't say this i don't know i don't know if i would want it to be a cabinet position because then because then they enter into the line of succession and i do worry that whoever is appointed could potentially be. Isn't that a worry about every single cabinet level position. Never i mean. Is there a cabinet member. You guys ready to become president on day one. I mean unless you've watched the survivor soul survivor. Some of those people have served in previous administrations have worked in government. It's obviously it's never happened. I it's so unlikely that i don't think someone's going to pick or not pick a cabinet member because they don't think that they're ready to be president. Yeah i mean why. Scientists are science minded person. Good as president. I think that's what we want. They wouldn't necessarily be it would be but they would still need to be somebody who has executive leadership skills all right. Let's get right into some news items. Is it true that astronomers were wrong about the number of galaxies in the universe. a what. Yeah they're often wrong about stuff like that so yeah. The estimated number of galaxies in the universe was recently cut in half. You are correct steve. So how the hell did this happen. And and more importantly what is the worst title for a news item covering this discovery. All all will be revealed So this all started years ago when the hubble space telescope did some deep sky surveys and it came up with the estimate for the number of galaxies which was two trillion lots of galaxies two trillion in the universe. It did this by using by doing deep field observations. These are observations. That take a really long time looking at the same patch of sky. So you're you're building up the photons right you just building up. The photons. seeing what's revealed and that would that reveals after a while that reveals the very very very faint galaxies. And then then it's easy. Yes sir but can we clarify. Are you talking about the observable universe so you just just just a good point to a good time to clarify that. The the observable universe is a subset of the total universe because like because some of the universe has moved beyond the on the einstein limit rights even traveling at the speed of light. The universe is not old enough for light to travel from there to here so we can't see it's outside of our bubble our light bubble right. It's a little complicated. But yeah i think primarily although not necessarily implies that it's it's just it's just observable we'll we'll see maybe we can. Let's revisit at the end okay. So then so then. Once you have this patch of sky that you've looked at for a while Then you and then you then you know how many galaxies right then you just multiply that little patch by how many similar how many patches in the in the sky are there. And that's and that's basically. What hubble did but we knew that. That wasn't quite accurate though that that's because there has to be other galaxies that are out there that are just too faint to be directly detected even with the best deep field observation that the h. The hubble space telescope could muster onto those super faint galaxies though they do create a suffused glow. Just a general glow in the galaxy and now this background glow that i'm talking about is called the cosmic optical background which is a term. I hadn't i hadn't seen before which is fascinating because it reminded me of maybe was well the cosmic microwave background which is the first light of the universe when it became transparent to electro-magnetic radiation the cosmic optical background that was the glow of all the

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"novella" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:25 min | 4 months ago

"novella" Discussed on WTOP

"I'm like Morello and novellas, our producer coming up ahead of the inauguration, The number of National Guard troops and D C continues to grow a multimillion dollar settlement in the heat stroke death of a Maryland football plane, timeless Anderson A new report claims US campus police were warned about possibility of an attack on the Capitol days before it happened. That story coming up to 31, CBS News, brief police officers and National Guard troops all over the nation's capital ahead of President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. CBS is Nicole Killian, not just here, but number of state capitals across the country being boarded up. Certainly, security here in Washington goes well beyond that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on reports those who attacked the U. S Capitol might affect Hope if, in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection. If they aided and abetted the crime, then they have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution. What changes in the covert 19 battle under a Biden administration, CBS NEWS Medical contributor Dr David Egas hope is Is that the new administration there will be some changes so that we can have a much more aggressive response to the virus, and we can develop a national plan. Rather than a state by state plan to deal with the virus as well as the vaccine and its rollout. CBS NEWS Brief From Allison Keyes. It is 2 32 President elect Joe Biden is filling out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration. Wendy Sherman is the pit for deputy secretary of state, while Victoria Nuland is slotted to be undersecretary of state for political affairs. Those of the 2nd and 3rd highest ranking posts at the State Department. Sherman led the Obama administration's negotiations leading to the Iran nuclear deal and was also involved in talks with North Korea during President Bill Clinton's second term. You've been served as an assistant secretary of state for European affairs during the Ukraine crisis. Biden says the team with Anthony Blinken as secretary of state embodies his core belief that America is strongest when it works with its allies. Ben Thomas Washington. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar has submitted a letter of resignation to President Trump's, citing the pro Trump right of the capital. On last week. CBS NEWS Medical contributor. Dr David Vegas explains what is ours. Resignation means for battling the coronavirus moving forward. Hope is, is that the new administration there will be some changes so that we can have a much more aggressive response to the virus, and we can develop a national plan. Rather than a state by state plan to deal with the virus as well as the vaccine, and its role is ours. Resignation will take effect on January the 20th the same day that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president. Meantime, a Democratic senator from West Virginia's calling for the Senate to consider removing Republican senators Josh Holly of Montana and Ted Cruz of Texas from office, Senator Joe Manchin told PBS is firing line that the Senate should consider using the 14th amendment to remove the lawmakers for their objections last week to the electoral college results. He also accused the Republican colleagues. Helping to convince the capital riders at the election was fraudulent. Holly and crews have said they were just trying to address concerns from constituents about election fraud that were spread by the president and his allies. Just ahead on w t o p a Maryland man put to death after decades on death row I'm John Doman to 34. Soon we will be back in.

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Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control

Kottke Ride Home

05:33 min | 4 months ago

Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control

"A couple of years ago. I read a novella called river of teeth by sarah gaily. The concept of the story is based on a real world event. That almost happened smack. In the early twentieth century a bill was proposed in the us house of representatives and informally supported by theodore roosevelt. The us should import hippopotamuses from africa to the swamp lands of the gulf coast and breed them as an alternative meat source for americans basically starting a new industry in the us of hill. Ranching as you know this proposal never came to be but gala novella now collected into a volume with a sequel and some other stories under the title american hippo imagines magic in alternative history where this did happen only set fifty years earlier. You get kind of gulf coast cowboys on hippos tape story. It's great loved it. I highly recommend it. Or if you just wanna dig more into the facts. I put link in the show notes to a long read on the history of the hippo proposal by john. Mouallem will the reason i bring. This up is because americans in the early twentieth century. Were not the only ones with dreams of becoming hbo ranchers decades later pablo escobar would also get into the hippo game importing four of them to live on his estate in columbia and now forty some years later they have bread and multiplied and are spreading all over the wetlands of north bogo. Talk causing mayhem. Consternation and some real concerns for the region. Scientists say this now invasive species is competing with native wildlife polluting local waterways attacking humans and they project will grow in number two fifteen hundred hippos by twenty forty at that point the scientists say they will be nearly impossible to control their environmental impacts will be irreversible but never mind controlling fifteen hundred hippos. How do you control a dozen or even just one. That's not like you can just google it you know. In colombian officials are not hippopotamus experts and there are unique challenges levied upon this specific situation. I quoting the washington post in their natural habitat. Hippos spend the long dry season crowded into waterways shrunk to puddles. They're vulnerable to disease and predation not to mention one. Another as bad tempers but tropical columbia is hippo paradise. Environmental agency researcher david vary lopez said rain is abundant food is plentiful and they're no carnivores large enough to pose a threat. The animals spend five hours a day grazing on grasses and the rest of their time basking in the cool waters of the magdalena and surrounding lakes and quotes report from columbia not being the hippos natural habitat having in effect on the hippos behavior it also affects the surrounding communities impression of the hippos. The officials tasked with dismantling escobar's estate back in the ninety s. Weren't sure what to do with the one male and three female hippos so they just let them roam instead of sending them to a zoo with his other animals and mostly they did that because the hippos were massive and aggressive no one really wanted to approach them so we'll get the harm be and letting them go well. Kenyans and other african communities with native hippo populations could tell you a whole heck of a lot. You've got hippos from each sex so they can breathe for one and they're also hugely destructive to the environment into other animals. Hippos killed more humans each year than other large mammal. But when you don't grow up around hippos you don't necessarily know that so the hippos have become something of a mascot and columbia. According again gift shops in nearby puerto trail info sell hippo keychains and t shirts at the amusement park that was built on the site of escobar's former pleasure palace. Visitors can tour the lake where several dozen hippos now live occasionally one will plot into a nearby community looking as blase as a shopper on his way to the grocery store the hippopotamuses. The town pets resident claudia. Patricia camacho told the local news in two thousand eighteen. You could say that he now takes to the streets as if it were his own and quote but the hippos aren't as friendly as they may look on t shirts. They terrorize farms and hurt residents at times. The government has ordered the hippos to be shot on sight but there's been pushback from animal rights organizations and local residents so then they tried putting the hippos in a pin but and this is one of the mini quotes from this article. That honestly sounds straight hundred jurassic park. Etcheverry said i didn't know they could jump hikes so then they tried big pens with high enough walls that the hippos can't jump onto them. They've also been focused on trying to prevent them from breeding by cuisine. And then castrating the males. They've been through a steep hippo anatomy learning curve on that front though. Not even being sure where to look. For the animals external reproductive organs turns out. It's a bit complicated. They finally got a system of castration down. But it's costly and complicated so they can only do about one year but the estimates are that the population grows ten percent a year and apart from the bodily harm humans and the destruction of farms the hippos as they multiply host of other problems quoting again. A twenty twenty study of hippo inhabited lakes found that nutrients from the animal's feces were fuelling huge. Plumes of area an algae. These intern reduced the oxygen content of the water. Making it toxic to fish.

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How to FINALLY Write That Book!

RISE Podcast

04:47 min | 7 months ago

How to FINALLY Write That Book!

"Hi. I'm Rachel Hollis and this is my podcast I spend so many hours of every single week reading and listening to podcast and watching youtube videos and trying to find out as much as I can about the world around me, and that's what we do on this show we talk about everything life and how to be an entrepreneur what happened to dinosaurs? What's the best recipe for fried, chicken, what's the best plan for intermittent fasting? What's going on with our inner child house therapy working out for you whatever it is my guests are into I want to unpack so that we can all stand. These are conversations. This is information for the curious. This is the Rachel Hollis podcast. So. I will start off by saying I. Not a trained professional I. AM someone who has achieved a great amount of success in this particular field but I just want you to keep in mind that this is learned. This is like on the job learning. This is not something that I learned officially in school. So I am not going to advise you on grammar or or any of that I'm just going to give you nuts and bolts where to begin and where I suggest you begin is with word count now. Maybe right now you're like wait don't start with a character don't I start with yes. Of course you do but I can't help you figure out what you're supposed to write about. Those of us who are dreamers for those of us who want to be authors for those of us who are writers coming up with ideas was never the problem, right? Like it's not a problem what you want to say it's a problem trying to figure out how to get it down or how to get as much of it down as you need. So I am assuming that you already have a vision for what it is you want to write about. and. Then you're next very practical goal is what is the word count now that is something I never heard of until I actually started writing for real and what I will tell you if you're not familiar with this, is that every genre so if you're writing nonfiction if you're writing a cookbook, if you're writing a children's book or fiction anything that you are writing has an industry standard for what the word count is. Something like my cookbooks have a pretty low word count let's say I don't know thirty five. Thousand words because there are so many pictures in it my fiction books, the Word Count was ninety thousand words my nonfiction sixty, five, thousand. So the reason that you need to start with word count is that you need to know what you were going to have to turn in to a publisher or agent in order to be considered legit. So super practical piece of advice is understand what is the word count you are aiming for, and I can't tell you how many times acquaintances reach out to me because they WANNA. They WanNa right there I booker they're excited to star and they're like. Writing Nonfiction and they're like I am so excited I have written two, hundred, thousand words I mean it is just pouring out of me. I cannot wait for the world to see what this is and I'm just like, oh no. I for sure not going to be the one to tell them that. Nobody wants to read a first time author writing nonfiction turning in two hundred, thousand words nobody and right now you're like, no no. But nope, you gotTa Trim that down my friend or some of you are really excited and you wrote a fiction book and. It's fifteen thousand words. It's nowhere near Ninety, and in that instance, maybe you're creating novella or maybe you're creating a short story and all of this presupposes that you are wanting a book by traditional publishing means I guess I should have started their. If your plan is to self publish girl, you write whatever you wanNA write you write a nonfiction book that's three hundred thousand words. You write a fiction book that's one hundred words you get to do you. But if you wanna go the traditional route, then you need to play by some of their roles especially when you're first starting.

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The Oregon Fires

Latino Rebels Radio

06:32 min | 8 months ago

The Oregon Fires

"Latino Rebels Radio Latino. Rebels. Radio Julia Regard Novella here in in Sunday September thirteenth twenty twenty and we are back and you're listening to us on audio boom stitcher, spotify apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcast. We've been following the situation in the West regarding these historic wildfires. The images are just tragic, and actually I have a guest in Oregon Nydia Alycia who reached out and said I want to talk about the situation and you're on Hello Nadya. Hey Thank you so much for having me and for giving me an opportunity to share a little bit about what's going on I'm doing the does the I can be in. The worst. nightmare that don't ever wish on anybody right now. So Why don't you just break it down because obviously people see the images, the hear the voices by this is your opportunity to this is your mic tell me your situation what's going on how whatever you WANNA share. What's going on in Oregon? It's been really disheartening to see some of these. You know this is a tragedy. By all means this is a nightmare, but I also just want to share that our community even though we've been the most impacted. We are also like incredibly resilient. So many of the families that I've seen my relatives my best friends family anytime. I've checked in with people that I know I grew up here I was born and here. You. Know are people are so concerned about other people you know even though there are folks right now families who are staying at their relatives or co workers or friends, and it's like fifteen people two bedroom they're still you know like, Oh, I'm really just worried about the people who haven't found a place to stay. So I've been seeing how our local news has taken pictures of some of our folks in. A really vulnerable situation in the middle of all this heartbreak there's so much resilience in so much power. The community is coming together to lead it beautiful efforts for people on. There is so much power in our unity right now in terms of like. Checking in on each other. because. You know when these things happen, it's the direct people on the ground who weren't as impacted. It's the WHO's folks it's I mean it's hard for me because my my dad lost everything. My Mom's home is still standing even though orders, but it's on us. That's the quickest way we're going to be able to make it out of this when you call your house when you call your cousins when you call your neighbor, you just check up on each other and that's the way I've seen a lot of our people get access to food get access to close. The happened at three PM. And thank God even though this is like the worst thing an entire town burning down at three entire towns being severely destroyed by these fires. Thank God. It happened at three in the morning when you know folks are sleeping or at seven pm runs home from work. Because this, all happened in a blink of an eye it was within three to four hours. This fire went from Ashland to talent to Phoenix to Medford like I said, my mom lives in talent and my dad lived or his residence is in Phoenix in from you know checking on each other is like i. i saw the smoke, it eleven intolerant and the like. Yeah. I didn't get the call until one before we talk about your situation and others tell me a little bit about the community I. Mean that people don't know about yeah I mean who that's that question brings tears to my eyes 'cause. were community of be Natal's of a scene laws of now we would call them mighty needles 'cause there's all the ham `bout here. I'll the grapes we're just hardworking people man my folks got. In the late eighties, early nineties following the harvest from California You know once they were done. My mom got here when she was done. Picking Strawberries and she heard about pairs in southern Ohio and had an anti who had come. Sooner and my dad, you know was picking Liz in new? Mexico. about the beans out here and My Dad has planted over twelve million trees in the Pacific northwest like are people are so embedded in this landscape in the food, we produce in the beautiful mountains that you see those are all planted by our arkady that. we have make status community Some folks. Like myself, my mom and dad were undocumented when I was a child and I was a citizen in my mom eventually became a citizen. My Dad is. has his residency. So like a we have different kinds of. Legal status is which also be barrier for some of us in terms of having adjust recovery out of this disaster. But Overall, like this is what the hardest thing for me is is that I don't know a single family in in our community that has that was not impacted by this we're tightening We have some families here that You know that you've got the mom and then you have the kids we have like three generations of families here already. And we all know the you know the big lessons that family so and so make it. Okay. All will that family one lost everything others. Okay. So that's also been one of the reasons why are people have we've been able to you know figure it out a little easier because we do have we do rely on each other and like we do, we do count with each other support you know simply Say Yoga Nisa seat thou. At buckeyes and your Kiekens say you know were were just were just helping help. We're just helping each other to do our best making out of this right now

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

Books and Boba

04:52 min | 8 months ago

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

"With, the heart of an ad with tail and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama. The empress of salt and fortune is tightly and lushly written narrative about empire storytelling and the anger of women a young royal from the far north sent south for a political marriage alone in sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles horr- is to power through the eyes of her handmaiden at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy. That's I remember when this book got a buzz. The Library Journal said it was the day of the month buzzfeed said it was A. Pretty much like the fantasy novel of Spring Twenty Twenty. So I was really excited about it plus handmaidens tail and a political drama. Yeah. Sure. That's that sounds like something that I'm really interested in. Yeah. I mean my main thing is. I don't know if the handmaidens hill comparison is that are descriptive of what this story really is because to me, it definitely was a pro woman story, but I don't really know if I got handed until vibes besides the fact that there's like a handmaiden it you know I actually got more of. The handmaiden, the Korean movie. I got more of that five because that movie is It's told multiple multiple perspectives and us the story is not what seems like and you kind of have to like piece together everyone's motives and how their plans and motives like fit together. So it kind of reminded me more of that movie. Yeah, which is also based on a book. It's based on the fingersmith Sarah Waters, which I highly recommend. It's it's great. Yeah. It's also queer, which is you know this book is also very Queer Zaveri Queer friendly story. There is a lot of different characters on all sides of the LGBTQ spectrum I guess we can start with just how the story is set up. So the story is told through I guess, would you call the second person narrative? Is that what this is or now I? It's third person narrative right? Actually it's third person and then when it switches to flashbacks, swin rabbit is telling the story that's first person right so but basically the main character or the protect I mean tonight even protectionist right like the. I guess perspective character. Through the story. The main character is a monk or in this world, a cleric named chief who is coated as a non binary they go by them pronouns and their. Magical. Talking Bird companion who is actually like a supercomputer right? To go there like a bird that can remember an archive everything it sees and hears you know I had to Google what a what a hoopoe was his Like through context clues was like, okay, it's a bird but what this bird? Looks like Google Google. It was I mean right off the bat and we can talk about this later. Now we want but it's this book is Novella it's really short. It's one hundred and twenty eight pages I wanNA say or it's it's less than a hundred pages I'll wet. Okay. So I just checked how many pages it was on kindle. It's one hundred twelve pages. Okay. So even less yeah, and in those short on a pages, it does a ton of world building and I know this is something that you and I have thoughts about. But like to me, I feel like it did a lot of world building through giving really sparse details. Requiring the reader to kind of fill in the blanks. Right off the bat, you have a talking bird which took me a while to figure it was a bird. you have supernatural hungry ghosts. Yeah. And like implied magic in the world to there's allusions to Mejia's and whether magic like we mentioned. So like right off the bat it Kinda throws you into this world that the reader has to figure out what's going on through context lose. Totally independent of the actual narrative because I think even without the like fantastical. Does also stand alone on its own as like A. Story of political intrigue. In. Rebellion Yeah.

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What 'Arrival' Gets Right — and Wrong — About Linguistics

Short Wave

07:27 min | 9 months ago

What 'Arrival' Gets Right — and Wrong — About Linguistics

"Jessica con was a teenager when she first learned that linguistics is a thing. She stumbled upon story of Your Life, a science fiction novella by Ted Chiang. It's all about linguist- trying to figure out how to communicate with well aliens I. Think it was actually probably the first time I heard about the field of linguistics. And then I started college the year I saw an introduction to linguistics curson signed up for it. These days Jessica's field linguist at McGill University in particular I work on. Syntax. Basically the way words combine to make sentences in a few years ago. She got an email to be a consultant on a movie, a movie that was coincidentally based on the exact novella she read as a teenager. I'm not trying to draw any connections that aren't there, but you read about linguistics for the first time in a book that became a movie that you became the the person they consulted with. It's amazing right? It's pretty wild I mean when I first got the email that asks me to work on this film I was really ready to push spam because it sounded very strange and then at some point I saw the story of your life and I wait a minute I haven't thought about that in years and then I responded That Film Twenty Sixteen Sifi hit a rival. So real quick. In case you haven't seen it. Here's the gist. This is Davy arrived. All of a sudden twelve spaceships land all over earth trouble saying. And we don't know why they're not doing anything after landing there. Still no signs of first contact or just the sitting there are at least and so governments around the world are panicking trying to figure out why are these alien spaceship sitting here and different teams are going into try to understand why they're here what they want. And we are following one of these spaceships that I think is somewhere in Wyoming and the. Amy Adams who is a linguist? Production. And her job is to decipher the alien language and figuring out what they want. So today in the show another installment of the Shortwave Science Movie Club what the movie arrival got wrong about linguistics what it got. and. Whether or not Field Linguists Jessica coon has actually communicated with aliens. Honestly it's a tossup. I mattie Safai you're listening to shortwave NPR's Daily Science podcast. So Jessica you were the linguist who consulted on the movie arrival. So give me a big picture sense of what that means like. What did they actually have you do? Yeah. So the first thing I did was I got to read drafts of the screenplay which was really fun because it's a very common thing to do and academia we read things and we give feedback on them but usually not this fund of a scale committee meeting ever exactly yeah. It was very funds so I got to read the screenplay and they especially wanted. Feedback on how linguistics and linguists were represented in the film. So there were lots of places where I gave feedback and they incorporated it into the film. There were other places where they would say, okay just, Kinda yes. Yes. Thanks for your help but really in the end linguists are not Hollywood's primary audience and we're not going to get everything right here and now linguists just get to join like all the other fields of people who get really annoyed when science misrepresented onscreen. So welcome to the club. Sorry, we're not GONNA change that. The movie makers also put Jessica through some exercises, basically giving her a whiteboard and asking her would you do if aliens showed up and those exercises actually informed one of the most famous scenes in the movie when the main character we spanks played by Amy Adams. Schools the guy in charge of the mission about the fundamentals of linguistics. He asks her for a list of vocab words. Essentially, the keywords she was planning on teaching the aliens, that day. Cavaliers responding. Lock. help you understand. So Amy. Adams walks over to the whiteboard and scribbles what is your purpose on earth? This is where you want to get to. The question. Okay. So first, we need to make sure that they understand what a questions. The nature of A. Request for information along with the response then. We need to clarify the difference between a specific you. And a collective you because we don't want to know why Joe Alien is here we want to know why they all landed. In purpose requires an understanding of intent we need to find out. Do they make conscious choices or is their motivation? So instinctive that they don't understand a why question at all and and biggest of all, we need to have enough vocabulary with them that we understand their answer. I love that scene Yes that is one of the great triumphs of of linguistics in the film. I mean this was. So this was one of the most interesting parts of the movie for me because I'm you know this idea of building a base for understanding of a new language is like really interesting and and like the first steps in trying to communicate, which is you know like your thing right? So but it's something that I think we. Just, don't think about into see it in kind of in practice was so fascinating and I'm glad to hear it was like pretty well done your eyes question Mark Yeah I. Think I. Think it was really well done. I. Mean I think one thing that is really neat about this movie and what makes it such? You know interesting and intellectual Sifi is. They're not just typical humanoid creatures. We don't already have some kind of magical universal translator in place, and so we have to figure out how how do they even communicate and will we be able to communicate with them given how advanced they are that they've made these spaceships have arrived on earth I, think it's safe to assume that they have some advanced form of. Communication and that that form of communication should have patterns in it that we could eventually decipher. But thinking about you know, is it audible or is it written or could creatures communicate with smells or we just have no idea what could be out there if it's audible is in a sound frequency that human

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Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1

The Crime Cafe

12:28 min | 10 months ago

Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1

"Hi. Everyone may guest is the author of the wall Asher Thriller series you also right to grind house hulk. We've gotten talked about. He is an infomercial writer and director is also into wild cope movies making them I believe. And runs a website called daily. Grind House Dot. com I guess today's Andrew. Allan. Hi Andrew. Thanks for being here. It's Sure thing I love your resume I mean you're you're by it was fascinating to me because I love sill as well as books I assumed that you were infomerrcial rendered director before you started writing books. Yes. Yeah I, my career is little bit weird in the sense that I went to film school and then I, broke two commercials while I was working on developing movies and I ended up getting a job at the home shopping network, which is based here in Saint Pete Florida and. It's bizarre. Everyone presumes it is, but it was really great experience and I learned how to do a lot of things including sell on TV and that often into doing infomercials, which is selling on TV so and I have to say I love it as ridiculous as it sounds I it's great profession. Sounds. Really cool actually. What made you decide to do infomercials and what prompted you to start writing books? Money prompted me to start doing infomercials. Is You know we all need it. We all like it. But three Oris was. Like I said, I. Learned to basically sell on television when as at. and. That is a natural transition into infomercials and when I decided Lake Age San. I knew I wanted to make my writing or sorry make my living still riding in. If, directing producing commercials. In what was great about infomercials was at a Niche. So instead of just saying, Hey, I'M A. Commercial writer and there's ten thousand other people are competing with. I said been infomercial right better and maybe ten people on meeting with. So now I can like authentically say one of the top it from our show writers world and I've got a ton of experience done thousands of commercials in the ask aid and all that sort of stuff so. It's great and that's how that came to be the reason I started writing books. was because I I remember reasons when I was creatively frustrated had been making movies had been writing screenplays in. which were fun and some of them got made some of them did. But all of them required collaboration and I had reached a point where I didn't really want to collaborate anymore. At least for a while, I needed a break. And that's even on projects that I absolutely loved movie that was aching with my best friend and. Even then like we would get into arguments and about I just needed a break from that. So I wanted to do something on my own and that's when I decided to write a book had a story. Kind of kicking around that I'd never been able to turn into a script. I finally figured out how to make that work in book form, which was the first of Asher took and. Took it from there, the other the other part of that story is. I was actually reading a book by. A very famous author that we all know who I'm not GONNA name and Not to sound Eric and I thought it was terrible house like a weight. and. I actually caught myself saying I could do better. And? You know a very arrogant thing to save for someone who's never. But I decided to see if I could back up. And I think I did. unbelie speaking I didn't think I was right. Funny because a lot of writers actually do start offers those kinds of thoughts I do this. Anyway it wasn't even looking down at the writing it was in fact. The looking at the idea of being writer was more like this story is not entertaining be and. I know enough about story structure from screen plays and things like that. where I could look at this and say, really was about me thinking this guy should be doing a lot better for albig their name is and how much money. Yeah. You points for originality on coming up with a protagonist is infomercial writer. Director. But I see that you've drawn from your own background or at least I assume you have. Tell US little about wall. Ask How is it? He gets into the kinds of situations that would lead to thriller. Series. What I had to figure out. As. He is comes from my background. I did go down the road of right now and that's because. As confident as I was writing commercials in his confident as was writing movies I had no confidence whatsoever writing a book so I figured I ought to. Rely on everything that I could get off the so. And then plus the idea. Of Him being an infamous rider was intriguing. You know. I. Like all of us had written read million books about cops and lawyers and soldiers, detectives and reporters. That's great. People are probably doing it better than me. So let me try something completely different. And I worked at it worked because I think wall what I like about wall. What I like about these books is that he has to rely persuasion to kind of get by doesn't mean he's not physical. There's a lot of action in the books and But. But he is a true amateur sleuth who has nothing to do with. Justice and basically starts out he lives on the Rainbow River, which is a real. River Donnellan Florida about two hours north where I. In he's he's in the river because data's friend's house by the water and finds his friend dead on the Bank of the river. With an alligator in the process of Jim up. But it's clear that the alligator did not kill him so. One thing leads to another and the villain in the story overplays its hand. And attempts to kill. Walt. And it becomes very clear that he has to do. Something a balance it's no. A- paranoid. It's legitimate in in the Diet figuring out. took. Let's see you also, right. Does poke at the series also correct. Those books like you fun. Grind House. I I. Guess. Okay so Basically the Grind House was forty second street movie theaters in the Sixties Seventies in eight Times Square. And They Kinda just show like all the really gross horror movies the karate movies, all kinds of stuff you know movies that were generally looked down upon, but also provided extremely visceral thrill. And I love those movies I think they're A. A love cult movies, and so my grind house pulse series is basically me coming up with ideas for grind house movies, it putting them at goes. It's different than like the wall Asher stuff is war. Thriller Mystery Thriller Suspense Ryan How's Paul is pushed things over the edge a little bit more. you know there's more violence and there's You know just like you'd see in those insane movies and they're really they're. Their books of movies I would love to see. Yeah Yeah. You. Should check public domain deserves some really crazy things that you probably already know that. That's for sure. Oh my gosh. If you receive Nanos hands a fate. Badly. I had yes. Oh my God. That's all say about that. There's some movies that are just so bad. You have to see them. That's one of them. Well, that's a little part of my resume I produced Herschell, Gordon Lewis's last movie. Own Donahue Herschel is he's the guy. He was the first guy to put Gore in a move back nine hundred and sixty three in the movie blood feast. and He did other movies like wizard of Gore or girls and two thousand maniacs. E, Kinda started it all and he was. Low budget exploitation filmmaker and I had the great fortune of. Meeting him in basically getting to produce a movie for one of my heroes. While that's fantastic. That's wonderful To get back to Walt. Is there an overall story ARC in series? So the first book was really just a test to see if I write a book. Well and that feeling. Of. Really sort of rabbit story. There was a slight. Subtle hints. To where it could go beyond that story. Then after I thought about it and I liked the process and I thought the book went well and I didn't get demolished by reviews as like yeah I'll continue the so. As it exists now there's a three book. Arc. Where each is a complete story of their full length novels, but the villain is the same in the three of them. The Antagonists Casino tag is more of a secret organisation kind of thing than just one person specifically. So there's arc with that and then in between each novel. I, I wrote an Avella. And those are side stories, featuring walt and some of the same characters from the boat but not related to that big overarching story. So. Just kind of Nice it's sort of like a breather in between, but you still get to spend time with the characters. That's cool. Yeah. Most of those are. Rooted in the fact that. Waltz basically best friend up on the river where he lives. Dining digi who is actually a criminal biker. And he's into all kinds of criminal stuff but he's just Kinda like one of those Florida Good Ole boys who are fun to be around and for whatever reason he likes wall is completely not of his world. So in the NOVELLAS. Those. Tend to focus on D. G. Getting Wall to do something for digi in that usually on the danger things like that, and and that's what cell shock which giveaway book for this interview is one of those things. Lead. US

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"novella" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:32 min | 10 months ago

"novella" Discussed on WTOP

"All things business technology, with flexible solutions to help you run your business the way that works for you. Learn more cocks business dot com. I'm Jo Conway don't like TMB traffic and let's get your storm team for four day forecast now from Lauren Rickets yesterday. Those temperatures were in the eighties. Well today, right around 90 degrees, so a lot of areas not making it out of the eighties. Today, we'll have mostly sunshine. What's a few clouds here and there and isolated chances? Some showers and thunderstorms bubbling up this afternoon, but I get only about a 20% chance that you'll see them now, as we add into tomorrow, that air temperature goes up. So your Sunday plenty of sunshine. We're dry completely all day. Tomorrow. Temperatures are going to be in the mid nineties. Humidity drops through tomorrow afternoon so that heat index will still be in the upper nineties. But I'll feel better by tomorrow afternoon tomorrow evening and in the humidity comes back on Monday temperatures on Monday Go back into the mid to upper nineties that heat index in the lower one hundred's drying on Monday. Next chance of rain comes as we get into your Tuesday and Wednesday temperatures remain in the nineties, but the humidity falls by Thursday, I'm storm team formed urologist Lauren Rickets 83 degrees in Buoy 82 in Washington, 79 right now at Dulles Airport. Thiss is w t o p your source for today's top news, traffic and weather, always connected and constantly updated. In your car at home at work and told to go. W GOP Never miss a moment. Good morning. I'm John Erin Hannon novellas at the editor's.

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The Skeptics Guide For Wearing Masks

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 10 months ago

The Skeptics Guide For Wearing Masks

"Roll come to this country. The Universe today is Wednesday July eighth twenty twenty, and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella, everybody, Cara, Santa, Maria, howdy, and Jane, Novella Hey guys I've been. Bernstein is out this week. Is Neck deep in other people's taxes. Guys Do. You know what he's. He had like a weird like mid tax break which he's never had before. Pick about it right? Yeah I, think everybody did. Last night. So like screw this finishing this crap I hate it and also I think the thing. Is Nobody really knew what was going to happen, but a lot of people got hit super hard, which is why the tax deadline was pushed back so they're like I can't afford to pay my taxes right now, but maybe come July all be in better place financially. Unfortunately, a lot of people are even worse place financially now. There's just kind of kicking. The can down the road speaking of that Steve What are the latest numbers are not good. You know especially in the United States so worldwide. We've surpassed twelve million cases with over five hundred and fifty thousand deaths. In the U, s where over three million cases and Around, one hundred thirty thousand deaths, at least that number's always because probably more. And you know it's just in the US just exactly what we warned about. We're seeing the second hump in the first wave and the greatest number of new cases per day is happening right now. This is a greater surge than we had back in March and April, and this is what we talked about. What happens when we start to open up what happens if then cases start to surge again, what will be? Do you know people have lockdown fatigue? The economy's already taken a big hit from the first lockdown. Some states opened up too quickly. They didn't do it properly with enough testing and contact tracing. And now we're seeing this really bad second wave and the sad thing is. They're having to do it kind of haphazardly like they're the states where they said. Okay we want to reopen, so they never really fully lockdown or they did, but they only stayed lockdown for like two weeks, and then they were like okay bars. We got to reopen. We got to get the economy going. And now the cases are just bananas out of Control and so they're doing this like quick quick. Quick your mask back on, and it's kind of like it's haphazard. It's not clean. It doesn't feel as controlled. And I think that's where things really do. Fall through the cracks, and then, of course we have this whole. Political Anti Mask Movement. That does seem to correlate with some of the same states where we're seeing these spikes. We definitely see in California. I mean you know in more conservative districts, but there are sort of marbled in California, so I definitely hear it even in L. A., it's not as common but. Not that Far Away San Bernardino County's very close, and you see the people. Holding angry signs and it's just. Did you guys hear that they did? A study showed that if they mandated mask you have. Made it pretty much requirement? Everyone wearing masks in public that they could save forty five thousand lives over the course of I'm not sure what the course of the period the period of time would be I think like three or four months. Five thousand I mean if that number that was that was fairly solid number. Would what else would you need but like okay, then we're. We're doing this. You have to wear a mask in public period. Almost the Vietnam War right there. Yeah, no more was fifteen thousand so imagine we could save the same number of lives lost over ten years the Vietnam War just by wearing I think it's such a profound number that we're not even equipped intellectually to really understand that that much right like I don't know forty thousand people I can't picture forty five thousand people sitting in a room I don't know what that looks like. I look like a baseball football stadium. Wouldn't that be roughly? Park, speech larger than the student body of my Alma Mater and speaking of masks. Study this week very that people might be interested in, so they just compared different types of masks, and how well they work, and of course the ones that you think should work the best do right so the ninety nine masks supposed to stop ninety nine percent of the virus were the best followed by end ninety five of course block, Ninety five percent of the virus, and their tests show that those numbers roughly accurate. And then followed by surgical masks, so they were the next, so those are the ones that healthcare workers are using, and they do work the best for the homemade ones they said was the best so actually interestingly, using vacuum cleaner filters was the best like homemade option. Just make a little pocket in your mask. You put those filters in there, and you can replace them like if they get moisture used. And that was the best using any kind of a close. We've. tight-knit cotton was good. They said what did not work is wearing. A scarf doesn't really do much to the only a slightly better than no mascot, all or a t shirt like pulling a t shirt up over. Your face doesn't work very much at all either so stick with the. multi-player cotton, and if you put a filter

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 11 months ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Loan welcome to the. Universe today is Wednesday July first twenty twenty, and this is your host Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody. Santamaria Howdy Jane Novella guys and Evan Bernstein welcome to the second half of the year everyone. Let's hope it was as good as the first. This is one of the longest first halves of a year I. Think I've ever experienced in my life. Was Different. Alright the thing that I think that's happened over the last week in terms of the whole Cova. Craziness is the real escalation of the mask wars as a cultural war in the US, which is just crazy. Lutely I guess we'll fight over anything right? It's hard to be. You know to be surprised after everything we've seen. But, this is a little bit surprising people fighting against the masks. Is just well, but you know what it's not that surprising. If you know a little history, because the same exact thing happened in nineteen eighteen during that flu pandemic, there was a general recommendation to wear masks, and there was actually an anti mask league of people pushing back against mask wearing, and you're saying that specifically a here in the US right. I think it's elsewhere as well I think the UK's having a little bit of a pushback it's. Component known another. Component was not just in the US that was even more over in Europe. Interesting that this the current anti mask nonsense is mainly a US phenomenon I think, but I think it is happening elsewhere as well just not as much so I've been seeing some really interesting assertions about the fact that some of the underlying ideology really comes down to the fact that historically America, and you're right some kind of European. Nations as well especially, the UK kind of pride themselves on an individualistic society as opposed to a collectivist society, and obviously everybody falls somewhere on the continuum of those two things, but America has sort of a long history of being very individualistic, very proud of it, and that kind of mentality could have some explanatory power when we talk about these anti mask fights. Yeah I think that's part of it if you look if you look like there was famously testimony in Florida from people who pushing back against mask wearing and they you know the big theme was liberty and freedom. You'RE NOT GONNA. Tell me what to do, but there was some subset of them woven religious themes. Like this, you're covering God's face whatever you know really interesting. I know. Who you're supposed to cover your head. Whatever and then the other theme was pseudoscience, right? It was making claims that will masks are unhealthy, or they don't work. Since just exactly like the ANTIBAC- sers the same same playbook, so how much of that is just like trying to find justification for that lip? Wonderful Sam. Percent this idea that I'm more concerned about my own comfort than I. am about the well being of others? It's really representative of an individualistic view. That's hard to extricate because it's like it's so woven into society that kids in America are born thinking that way depending on how multicultural bicultural whatever you are. How many generations you've lived here, but when you look at collective societies, the idea that somebody would make a decision to for their own betterment at the expense of other people's welfare is like bananas to them. I mean I. Think I think like we were saying. There's a huge component here of it being a political statement. You know I've been doing a lot of work like you know. Heavy lifting type of work with a mask on prepping for nexus and yeah like it's harder to breathe when you have a mask on, but they've proven that you're not at a loss for oxygen like you're not suffering from a lack of oxygen because you're wearing a mask, it just restricts your breathing a little bit. It's like trying to breathe through. A Straw of a certain size feels a little CLAUSTROPHOBIC, but yeah. Has. Anything worse but Kovalev. Yeah, but yeah, you're right J does not restrict your ability to get oxygen into your blood, and it doesn't cause you to re rebrith the CO two enough of it is getting out. You know the thing is you have to keep in mind? Surgeons of wearing masks for hours a day for tire, adult career for hundreds of years, or whatever at least one hundred years you know, so, that's not a new thing, and you know what about I've gone skiing all day with Neoprene facemask for eight hours at at a time. You know what I mean. People wear beliefs essentially functionally face masks in cold environments for long stretches of time, not an issue so. It really is. It really is not since people have been passing around these fake like exemption cards, but they're totally bogus. There'd be. Frustrating because there are you know a handful of people for whom they really can't wear a mask because they have such a severe psychiatric issue Oregon some sort of medical exemption, but also probably there's a big overlap between the people who would really need a medical exemption and a severe risk of if they contract covid. They're going to not fair as well so people probably shouldn't be spending as much time

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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Books and Boba

05:28 min | 11 months ago

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

"We're here today to talk about our June twenty twenty. Book Club, pick, convenience store, woman by Sayaka Murata translated by Jeannie Taffy, Takamori. Yes, so there's a divisive opinion on this book and I'm like really excited to dive into it. A lot of people were questioning our decision to pick this book as a lighter More I guess not dark read. Okay, but the thing is like our book club. Pick before that was a warrior woman and I. Think were your was darker than convenience store. Women didn't think it was that dark to be having me neither. Get into a little, are we? Are we the Weirdos here for? Okay, so without further ado, let's get into our. Our discussion. We want you start off with the Book Jack. Description Keiko is normal at school and university. People find her odd and her family worries. She will never fit in to make them happy. Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store where she finds peace and purpose in simple daily tasks. But in Keiko Circle just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend her time stacking shelves and Green Tea as the pressure to find a new job or worse, a husband increases. Keiko is forced to take desperate action so the story itself is a slice of life. story about a convenience store worker toll from first person perspective from the main character Keiko and. I guess we can start with just the style of the store because it's very straightforward. Right and that's some so I don't know if you have this information, but is this the style of Sayaka Murata, or is this because of the condition of Keiko are someone who is like atypical? I have not read any of meritas other works because they happened been translated, but from what I've gleaned from interviews like she does have a very deadpan style to her writing. It is very straightforward like you said and a lot of her previous novels because convenience store women, while it's the first novel to be translated in the states. It's also her tenth novel. and. Yeah like that was really surprising to me. But her other novels are they kind of the same same themes like it's about nonconformity in Japanese Society AH take on gender roles and sexuality, and just like Japanese, societal issues on celibacy and a sexuality and. There are two books that have actually like I'm really hoping that they get translated 'cause the premise is. It's so bonkers There's one book called dwindling world I don't know the Japanese title is, but it set in dystopia where all procreation is made artificially and sex between a heterosexual married couple is is considered to be pretty disgusting like they. Oh, yeah, it's. It's not really a taboo, but it's more of like. Is this like Why are you doing that? A better way to like make children like. Why would you go through sex so? That's like a really interesting premise to me and then the other one. which definitely sounds like my jam? It's called sausage in Soussan, and it roughly translate to translates to birth murder, and this is also a dystopia novels and they banned. It's a dystopia novel where? Where a person who gives birth to ten children they they get to lawfully murder another person down. Yeah, right? About a royal. The Battle Royale I want this book to be translated immediately. Into a movie! Speaking speaking of like adapting it to a movie I. Think Convenience Store. Woman would work really well as a Japanese DEALLM. Or even just like a limited series like one of the Japanese. Soap operas or TV, shows are kind of like the BBC were they're pretty like they're short and sweet. Yeah, yeah, well well. The thing is like a convenience store. Women is such a short novel. It's only like. Because of the size of the hardcover book it's IT'S A lot smaller and very very cute. But in the smart in the smaller version, it's like around. Two hundred pages were like two hundred and fifty pages a in like a normal Let letter size paperback. It's like a hundred and fifty pages, so it's more of a novella than an actual novel. But this book was really really popular. It sold six hundred and fifty thousand copies in Japan and it won the Tugela prize.

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

08:32 min | 11 months ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Today is Wednesday June, twenty, four, th twenty twenty, and this is your host Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella. Cara Santa Maria Addy Jada Villa Hey. Guys and Evan Bernstein good evening, folks. How is everyone doing? Well Steve Good question. Yeah I've realized now that I really know how well I'm doing. I'm trying to figure out like. What twenty twenty like I don't know. Should I talked to you about how? I'm feeling today or ninety eight point six? Yeah, Vega question. It is a big question because it's. Everything is so weird. You know it is yeah, it's not natural. For data, let's go over. The covert numbers is so here's the. Interesting thing because if you look at the curve for the world, we're still on the upswing. This this pandemic is is accelerating still. Yep, we haven't even crested the first wave. You know if you're looking at new daily cases worldwide that slope is still increasingly going up if Daily new cases, the greatest single number of new cases on June, nineteenth, one, hundred, eighty, two, thousand, one, hundred and eighty two cases June nineteenth. So you know that we have to keep that in mind. I think if you're on a part of the world that's past the crest of the wave. It feels like it's over, but it really isn't and the United. States is a microcosm of that right because the wave is going through the United States and the the. The northeast were four of the five of us live were passed the peak and we're on the downslope, but other than the northeast rest of the country and most states are still increasing. There's still pre crest. You know of that I believe we have like a weird thing where we were extended in California now it's like getting worse again like we thought we were on the other side of it, but then when we opened of course well, that's the other thing. Nope the opening, so it's kind of a by humped wave because we did manage to flatten up, and now it's turning, but we didn't really turn it down, but it did start in those in some states it was flat, and then they opened up cautiously, and that's good, and then some states opened up not so cautiously, and they're surging. They are spending Arizona is the worst right now, but Farda Florida. Yes, or then a bunch of other states are really spiking. You know so. We're not out of the woods yet. You know he's this again. This is the the the. This is the home stretch, but this is that part of the marathon where like you really gotta dig down and keep going? And that's challenging because. Everyone wants to be outside. We all WanNa be at the beach. We all want to be at parties and social gatherings. It's a normal time of year otherwise to do those sorts of things. But. We still have to be cautious and take all the precautions necessary so total cases worldwide nine point, five million total deaths, four, hundred and eighty, three thousand are approaching half a million in the US for a Ching one hundred twenty thousand deaths. That's what are the projection Steve? So it's really hard. Yes, we're. We're at at least one hundred nineteen thousand. They're saying in the US alone two point three million cases. This is almost certainly an underestimate underestimate. The states that are that are spiking the most South Carolina Florida, Texas Oklahoma and Idaho. Rope I've read. One model, one analysis that says that this I wave is probably gonNA, and with about two hundred thousand. That's about where we're going to land and then second waves. Anyone's guess right? It depends on what happened at that point, but given that we're at one hundred nineteen now and most states are still on the increase that seems like a reasonable estimate. But then you the farther out you go. Obviously, the more variables there are so becomes harder to predict and like there's still the big unknown of. When a vaccine is going to become available here, conflicting things so I think the experts are just making their best gas based upon where we are right now, but nobody could really say for sure, but that could be a game changer will see. This is getting a lot of variables there and don't forget. Some people estimate that or estimate that our numbers now one hundred nineteen thousand could be off by thirty fifty percent could be low by thirty. Really did yeah the. Be. Fifty one specific thing I wrote my my science based medicine blog this morning on this mess event held in Phoenix Mega Church. Because heard about this. Yeah, I was actually interviewed for inside edition which they would last night and I wrote about it today as well, and they're holding a trump rally. They're actually they did yesterday, right? But the the the owners of the Church said. We're good. We're okay because we've installed this special air ventilation air filtration system that will remove ninety nine percent ninety nine point nine percent of the covert virus within ten minutes. So everyone is saw every leasing. Why don't we have? Every plane if that works, yeah, the church is a massive complex, but it has a main auditorium that can hold several thousand people at one time, so it's it's bad. 'cause like this big kind of some somewhat circular auditorium. So you know I wrote an article basically breaking down why that claim that is total nonsense the idea that if you have an effective air filtration system. That you can mask either in side so a couple. Quick points hit. The highlights the idea that it removes ninety nine point nine percent of the virus that. Isolation is plausible because filters can do that, the question is how much time would it take to do that now? They said ten minutes, but that's based upon study of a small closed, sealed off room,

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Observing The Moon

Astronomy Cast

05:29 min | 11 months ago

Observing The Moon

"I'm prisoner. Cain publisher of university with me as always as Dr Pamela Gay, a senior scientist for the planetary. Science Institute and the Director of Quest. How you doing. I'm doing well. How are you doing this fine night before summer? Solstice I know it's. I've got to say we've been doing the virtual star parties, even having to go later and later and later we have start at nine o'clock. It's going to be nice that that the that nighttime comes earlier now. We'll talk a bit about this next week a bit about about. The things we've able to see in the in the nice warm summer, nighttime sky in the Northern Hemisphere. But as you probably know, this is going to be our our penultimate episode for season. Would we bath beforehand? What did we say season fourteen? We think it seems to work we. We think we're on season fourteen of astronomy cast. So we start up again in September. Typically we used to start with whatever interview Pamela would do at Dragon Con, but I don't think that's going to be happening this year. Not so much so much, so we will, but yeah, we will be picking up again in two months so this episode next week's episode, and then we start back up. But one I just want to promote. If you haven't already is, you should sign up to my weekly email newsletter. That I write every week. In fact, I'm in the midst of writing it right now. I send it out on Friday, mornings. And it is. Got Twelve to twenty stories in it links to dozens of other interesting stories. Great Pictures Astro photography. It is a one stop shop for every piece of Space News. That's happened this week that I. Find Interesting, so you should go to universe today. Dot Com slash newsletter to sign up. It's totally free. There's no ads. It's just. Fraser's. musings on what's happening in space and astronomy. It's awesome you wanted. And when he calls into this letter, he's lying. It's more like a magazine. It's amazing a lot. It's a novella. Each one is about yeah. I'd probably say it's about fifteen thousand words that I. write once a week, yeah! That right. No, not that many words five thousand, probably five thousand words alright. As amateur astronomers, we curse the moon every month. seriously. Why doesn't someone get rid of that thing? This week something occurred to us. What if we actually pointed telescopes at the Boone? What would we see? Yeah, we I hate them. Does Because half of the month for goodly portions. You, look up at the moon and there's you look up at the sky and all you see. Is The sky glowing because of the stupid moon? But the pick your crimes better. Yeah, exactly picnic only yeah, only look at space for two weeks when the Moon is below the horizon the times when it's not raining here on the west coast which face it. That's all the time. Yeah Yeah. Pick your times better. So let's look at the blue so. The the

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

06:24 min | 1 year ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today. Is Wednesday June third twenty twenty and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody Cara Santa Maria, had a Jay Novella Guys Evan? Bernstein good evening. Folks you all doing today well pretty. Trying hard, it's been a tough week and a tough week. That's happened since our last show. A little bit co vid. UPDATES I like we usually do so. The numbers are continued to increase of course, but you know in the US definitely is a leveling off. The parts of the country that peaked I are starting are the the new cases, the number of new cases are declining, but some other parts of the country where that peaked later are still on the upswing, and some are even spiking a little bit, and so we're you know again as I said before beginning that transition to the next phase where we're starting to partially roll things out, and I think the next month or two. Two is going to really tell a lot about how things are going to go, you know. Do you think that's because like the most populated cities it did tend to peak I and so even if like the more rural areas or suburban or less populated areas are now starting to see their cases peaking, it's just like in terms of gross numbers. Fewer people yeah I. Think so. Yeah, this is Dan. We're definitely getting into the more rural phase of the spread of the virus now right absolutely plus also in the news. No zombies have showed up yet Let's get. Out about that a little of both j little both all right Bob I'll I'll surprise you. One of these nights I'll come over your house. I'll dress up. I'll do the whole thing. But I imagine. How another hydroxy chloroquine study came out. This one showing does not protect people from acquiring Kovic. So you can give it as a preventive to people who are not does not reduce their risk of getting it. On the good side the study, the first study of convalescent convalescent plasma plasma from people who are who covered nineteen and got better. Show that it was safe. This was an open label trial. Not Out of control try. This is a phase. One safety trial showed that it was safe, and the I think it was like twenty people, or whatever in the study they rose more than ever one thousand nine of them recovered, so they they did. They did well the. Test, yeah, yes. This April plasma is with antibodies and so again not wasn't an efficacy trial, so we can't say really that it works based on this trial. We didn't feel them, but yeah, but it looked. It looks preliminarily positive, but we'd now. This will pave the way for for an efficacy trial where we compare it to. Control. So that's good and. Now half with you my second week working in the hospital and he'll nap. Have you had a recent test? Now? I've been tested. They're only testing happy only testing symptomatic hype. Initially we record the show last week I'd only were there for a few days and it is a bit of a shock know after two months of being in lockdown to be stroll around the hospital. Full of sick people was. Different experience. Culture shock yeah in a way, but now I'm sort of seeing the other side of it. Yeah I think we got this lockdown pretty tight in that. The people working in the hospital are all really diligent. What I mean like everyone's wearing a mask wearing gloves washing in and out of patient rooms are guarding the protective gear you know. Doing doing social. And and you know we've made lots of workflow changes. You know we're not doing the on mass rounds that we used to do. We've really changed how how we're doing things and they'll probably be like the new normal for quite some time absolutely. The next year's fair Paris fashion show is going to be you know gowns and masks, and all sorts of protective equipment might be you never. Know. What it! Might be, that's just how how interesting so I mean this is this is. A risk of four hundred and fifty thousand people, healthcare workers have contracted covid nineteen around the world. Aches so. Out Obviously it's a higher risk than. Being in the hospital I. Mean you think about it? A hospital is the worst place to be. Spreading disease covert, which was thinking about it, so it's a space. Building. Con- confined to some extent with tons of people. Many of whom are sick and you're people, large groups of people are moving around the hospital like literally going into different patients rooms. You know what I mean, so it's like it's a complete setup for the trainer allows all of totally this is why. The precautions have been have been increasing over the course of my career. You know over the course of historical time as infectious diseases get more menacing, and this is just the latest iteration of that, and I do think that there's going to be permanent changes to how hospitals functions function in response to covert one, thousand, nine, hundred, probably because over nineteen, going to be a permanent addition to our Germans fear so. Did you like there were changes after after Mersa started to become A. Hundred thousand people are in hospital. I mean there's there's specific protocols. If someone's mercer positive as specific protocol associated with that I, have one patient on my service now. WHO's positive? It's a gown and glove. Every time you go in, and that's always been the case since mercer was discovered. And it's very common so same things same things with other antibiotic resistant. Bacteria and also certain respiratory. Infections and tuberculosis like every time there's a new big infectious disease pretty much permanently changes practice, so, but the thing is so i. am feeling better I. think in a way is like we got this. You know we're doing everything we can do. We're of minimizing it. The professionalism is definitely there and I think. Healthcare workers is getting more experience with covenant. We're learning a lot about it, so we're sort of getting a grip on it, but there's just no way around the fact that it's a risk and that already there's been a huge price paid by healthcare workers for for being on

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Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan: James Shapiro

Rock N Roll Archaeology

06:20 min | 1 year ago

Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan: James Shapiro

"And so going back to think twice you were talking about about more about the writing. Yeah and it's something that I didn't know enough about until I was invited onto your program. But what are the things that interest me about? Shakespeare is the fact that you know. He wrote thirty six so plays that we know of and almost none of them may be. The tempest may be midsummer. Night's dream are his original story but for the most part Shakespeare was not interested in creating a new story. He looked around at the stories others had told whether they were Italian. Novellas or English plays or history's any thought I understand what's slightly off for not really fulfilled in this version older version and he did what architects call a gut renovation. He kept the frame and he just cleared out the inside and made it is. Oh so when Dylan writes. Don't think twice. He knows Paul Clayton Song. Who's going to buy you ribbons? When I'm gone? He worked with Klay knew who sadly killed himself in in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven. Eight toward together collaborated a little bit and I'm sure that there is kind of cross pollination if you will between Clayton Song. And and don't think twice and dillon with a little techy from what. I've learned about that you know he said I steal the word a or the word so whether we're done you know Ed is a good question. Although he was a little defensive even steal those words but he is reaching into a tradition a tradition that goes further back than Clayton to. What I learned was an African American Song that circulated in Virginia. Who's GonNa Bring you chickens? So what we're talking about. Our traditions and Shakespeare comes out of traditions. Really in very similar ways. To how Dylan does and plagiarism is. A useless category the only useful category. Can you take something old and make it speak to the moment? In a way that makes people feel connected to that song ways. Nobody has ever felt connected to it in dealing did that for me. I think I'm right in saying and correct me. If I'm not the Sean Wilentz I think wrote a book called Bob Dylan and America. And he I believe explored this notion and said you know what it's Alchemy. What he's doing is he's taking base matters and is creating something new out of it that shines and I thought that was really damage. It is in trouble. Lens is A friend and a very smart guy and I think he wrote brilliantly about about Dylan. Christopher ricks did as well They're just a people recognize. That is work rises to the level of seriousness. And it is how chemical it is a transformation but for me. It's really the lack of thoughtfulness beyond the magic of the transformation and the thoughtfulness I suppose has to do with. I see what's not there. That's a hard thing to to grasp and Shakespeare was really good at it. Didn't create the story of Hamlet. He didn't create the story King. Lear those were all plays bouncing around in the stage. You probably acted in a spear holder when he was young. He's onstage they could. God I can write this great Soliloquy at this point or I could tweak it in this way. And maybe it's not occurring Bob Dylan in a cerebral way. But it's occurring to him in a way that lets them know. Yeah I. I know the folk he sang exists but that song is dead on arrival. Something has to be done to reanimated and I suppose it's as much Raising the data's alchemy. And where do you think Dylan? Shakespeare intersect particularly? I think oddly even though four hundred years or so separates their birth. They both products of a similar education system. You know it's it's remarkable if you listened to to Dylan's account of education in his Nobel lecture in two thousand Seventeen. He talks a lot of doubt grammar. School you know. He learned things in Grammar School. The devices techniques secret mysteries whatever. He's talking about. He talks about gullivers travel. Dickins Don Quixote all these stories and of course we know he had a great teacher in school. Who taught him the poetry John Donovan? The poetry plays of Shakespeare so shakespeare learn what he learned in Grammar School. I mean this is a Western tradition that span than in now and both of them sat there probably frustrated probably demise racing as they were exposed to this stuff and taking it all in and a decade later or or ten years later figuring out how to turn this into into gold if you will and I mean that both literally and figuratively because you have to make money as an artist or like pulled claim you can end up desperate and suicidal and both of them figured out how to do that. And if you think you know as a thought experiment Dylan or Shakespeare Been Born twenty years earlier or twenty years later whatever genius they had could not have been fully rely so yes. They were both remarkable artists but they had great luck in being born at what they recognize. Both of them were pivotal moments in in their culture in the arts in the possibilities that were now available to young

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

08:46 min | 1 year ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Today is Wednesday April Fifteenth Twenty Twenty. And this is your host even Avella joining me this week. Or Bob Develop. Everybody Cares Santamaria. Howdy Jay. Novella Guys Evan Bernstein. Well good evening. Everyone not tax day. Every that's not tax day. It goes to tax day. Okay so this has never happened before in the history of our country tax day for as long I think since nineteen well since they adopted April fifteenth as the Tax Day. There's never it's never been postponed until this year. Yeah it's never been moved. It's always been April fifteenth. And we're talking wars. You know we're talking anything everything you can think of. The last seventy years that is that has happened but this virus did it well. I know it's amazing is necessary. Is that definitely definitely necessarily people. Need all the help they can get right now. Financially and otherwise. Yeah that's true because it's not just about filing paperwork on tax day it's about paying what you owe right. I think I probably. Oh quite a bit. But if you're getting a refund you could file whenever you want absolutely yeah. And we've encouraged our clients. They're expecting refunds. Don't wait do not wait. No no point in waiting so those are the ones I've heard from and the people who oh I have not heard from January right. Guess you guys. I got the funniest well. I shouldn't say funny cause was actually very depressing. Email today from a local massage studio here in L. A. Says Cove in nineteen update. Now is the time. We're getting so many. E mails and some of them. Amazing some of the super arbitrary from companies being like in these times of crisis. We're here to tell you that we exist and you're like what I don't need this update but this one is so strange. It says to our massage clients effective today all massage treatments will be cancelled through April fifth. This comes in recommendation from the city. The state and the California massage therapy council safety in wellness of our clientele staff and massage therapist. Our number one priority will be here when this passes in the meantime please be gentle with yourself and practice self care at home. Oh I love that and then immediately after it says. We are still treating chiropractic acupuncture patients. Oh good as your right. Oh and then you have symptoms of Blah Blah Blah. What the heck that makes no sense. Okay Oh it makes zero zero. We'll just keep this in mind. Guys there are people out there who are one hundred percent assured believing that this stuff is totally legitimate. Just like we think like going going physical. You know it's like it's part of their mill you that's it they believe it. Yeah but they're totally exploiting this platelet to promote themselves chiropractors. Some chiropractors are explicitly promoting themselves as a way of boosting your immune system or whatever to treat or prevent covert one thousand nine hundred. Yeah that's pathetic. That's horrible. Yeah not that any of us are surprised me. We've come to learn at. This is what they do. Well it's also just taking advantage of fear and uncertainty. That's out there. You know is basically snake oil salesmen. Do Right. Oh Yeah I'm actually seeing you know. We talked about this. Sometimes that in order to prep for new or in order for me to share kind of like I try to curate different news stories on my twitter feed. I'll go through feed reader every week and it's just been all cova one thousand nine. That's like you know it's hard to find a story. That's not covert related. So I get really excited when I see them but the cool thing is. I'm starting more and more to see at some of the outlets that I really like. People writing about the history of snake oils the history of harmful practices during times of fear and pandemics. And it's really cool that a lot of scientists story ends or digging up some of the things they saw during the nineteen eighteen flu pandemic or when Ebola. I came on the scene and how people were responding to them and writing about that so that we can learn from them. There's some really cool news articles out there. Yeah I mean. Obviously we're using the opportunity to get our message out as well but our messages. Listen to the experts. Yes it's early days. Still you can say novel Corona Virus But even pouching she and others are saying yeah. We're we're two weeks behind reality by the time we sort of get a handle on. What's happening that information's two-weeks-old so we're always playing catch up in a fast moving pandemic and people have gone back and said look there. Statements are changing. Of course they're changing very dynamic lurid situation. They're they're giving show your best information. They can at the time with caveats with the unknowns. You know it's as if it is if like in the middle of my dissertation. My My dissertation chair expected me to stop in the middle of Data Collection. And Give a press conference about all of my find. It like that's happening right now. We only just now collecting the data. We have not had time to analyze it. We're not at the end of the thing yet to be able to say with any certainty that this is how things are over such an impatient society up very much so the thing that drives me insane. Are The people who are critical on? I don't WanNa say guestimations but you know they're critical on projections. As an example. We take the best information we have. We use the the best methodology that we have to try and figure out what the future holds for things that are inherently very chaotic and they turned those types of predictions into they got it wrong and got well. Well we're trying to do. We're trying to make the best damn guesses and projections that we can. That's all that we have other thing is i. I hate it when you make a probabilistic statement you could say like it's ninety percent likely a is going to happen right and ten percent that not a will happen right and then he doesn't tap into you were wrong no are you said it was. It was one hundred percent ninety percent which means ten percent of the time. It's not going to be a right you have to look at the actual statistics say if those how accurate those and be where people who speak in absolutes anyways that's red flag thank you. Yeah that they're trying to sell you something. I think the part. That's so frustrating for me sort of to what you were speaking about. Jay is where individuals and you see this all the time where individuals will say okay. The warnings are out there. We have to social distance physical distance. Sorry we have to do X Y and Z. We have to get out in front of this thing and if we do that we'll be able to reduce the number of deaths because you know the the probabilistic statement is that will lose between X. People and ex people and then we do that. It starts working and they go see. It wasn't that bad every making so and you're watching that properly to to measures that were put in place recommend or the guidelines and recommendations by who the experts. It's amazing. I mean it's just incredible like you cannot get through to some people know. Look at its core. We as critical thinkers have established a trust in science We have a relationship with the methodology behind science and the people who practice that. And that's that is my baseline. That's my core. But the thing that just you know it's such a this is such a basic skeptical tenant that I don't care what the truth is. I just want to know what the truth is. My mood. I believe can change quickly with the right amount of information and proof right. That's that's the part. That's immutable here right. You're invested not invested in the end result. You're invested in the process and you're not sitting here trying to negotiate with truth to get a better outcome or one. That feels more when that feels like more politically salient. And that's a really difficult time. Right now is that there are world leaders there many world leaders and many governments or I should say governors and mayors here in the US who are looking at this thing an evidence based way and that's incredible to see in a time of crisis. They're saying I want to understand what the experts have to say. I want to talk to the garage. Epidemiologists I wanna see what these projections are and I want to do. What's right by the people? The problem is there are a handful of other world leaders. I don't think I have to be explicit. Who are just not interested in evidence and they wanna make decisions based on whether it either be their feelings whether it be what they wish. Were true what what would be more convenient to be true. None of us wish it were like this out there but we know the only road to getting past. This is to look at the

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"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

The Better Life Better Work Show

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

"Things are there. What's your last? My mother. Read this book. Mother never calls me basically unless she wants something she out there watching then. She thinks she can watch that start at her age. Her kids could call her fair enough. I don't disagree with that. But she called me Sunday morning. She had bought on kindle version and read it and just could not have been more complimentary. I was frankly surprised. I don't know if my mother's read much of my writing. She's really hasn't commented on anything I've ever written for the most part. She doesn't say much about it but she read this book and could not. I came home and I tossed my mom calming. It really really liked my book that she couldn't stop reading. It was gauging. My mother say that she kind of fought she finds and compliments. mm-hmm and your family is not a words of affirmation deal. My parents both children of the depression. They were raised in families. I just just didn't occur so y'all you can find Bill Flanagan F. L. A. N.. I G I in on and facebook and instagram on instagram. He's at Billy. Land will certainly not gonNA show up to the podcast years but will put it in the show notes. He has a little book business card. Andrew My name is Bill Flanagan Dot Com. I don't really use that so much. I squat on on that side but I do have a facebook page the one thing. I'm not really out of self promotion. I it seems weird to me but it just something you have to do. Do you want to sell a few books. Well that's the that's the last thing I'll say them. We'll close out. Is You know. Bill doesn't come in here and asked me for business. Coaching on this book He did ask me for feedback on the writing as his wife but I sit in my office. His offices from mine catty corner. I pay attention to what he's doing and I would watch Cham- it'd be like I went into this bookstore today and ask them if they'd sell my book oh so he is pounding the hustle. Yeah you'RE GONNA ask awesome pavement not not stressed at all no leroy. We're recording a podcast. You cannot hit your tail on the bookshelf. Can you tell I I watch. And so it's it's so funny because I see a lot of my clients often people in the coaching world where we are kind of you know inner work and then on the work we are trying to build our businesses and bill planning. It does not sit behind his desk and go. I'm so confused. I've overwhelmed he just gets up and goes and does something and gets up and goes and does something. And today we went to this Bookstore Georgetown Texas canal of bad ass place and I was like did you talk to them about your book. And he's like yeah. I totally talked about my. Ah Years One of the things I think is actually genius so I got on vistaprint and I printed up two hundred and fifty business cards with a picture of the book. Here's the book on the Back Act. Here's my contact information and head shot and a little bit of the book cover and I leave with them. If I see uh ten women at a restaurant. I'M GONNA go interrupt and say hey buy my book you would too. I you know why not I can just say if you hate it email me and tell me how much yours the thing. You're not promoting yourself and everybody thinks you're promoting yourself. You're promoting Something of valuable that you think other people would lie. That's what sales is. Sales is not selling something that you don't think people want it saying. Hey I have something value. Do you think you would want it. And so that's what I think is so funny as you say I have to. I'm not down in promotion but you on what cinema down. It's just not fun. It's hard but you're doing. You're promoting your book. That's the other thing you're not self promoting Ryan your permit idea in the book. I believe in the story. It's always always easy to sell something you believe in obviously exactly so with that. Thank you for spending time with us today on the live recording of this podcast episode code and on the PODCAST. If you do get a copy of the book or your kindle hold that cover up take a pitcher tag at Billy Flan in or at Bill Flanagan writer on facebook and let us know you thought we'd love your awesome. We'd love for you to share it with the friend and if you're in in Austin on December fifteenth fifteenth so we'll we'll be at a brew pub called Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park. I'll have copies because of my book for sale into sign that Sunday from one to three lane. It's it's a great little place and we're going to have our book launch party in come. Come grab a book and have a beer. They're buying the beer but they have lots of it so I drink cheap beer so billy flam over. Thanks for being podcast an extra suites by my..

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"Today is wednesday august seventh twenty nineteen and this is your. Hey steven novella joining me this week or bob. Novella everybody cara ariss santamaria hattie trailer. Hey guys and evan bernstein good evening folks jay. You're you're skyping in from colorado. That's right. I am on a family vacation. I had my sister-in-law and her family live out in colorado so we're we usually see over the holiday but we decided let's take the kids on ah a nice summer break and mostly working for the kids so one cool thing i think now you know my birthday birthday coming up and i think that my wife is going to take me to do indoor skydiving door well. That's not gel pull that shoot quickly as you hit the. Is that like the step before like. Is that going to help you work your nerves up to doing real skydiving. I think i'm not gonna go real skydiving. Why would i hurl myself out of a perfectly fine air test the limits of textiles sales and the fact that the person that may or may not have packed the parachute correctly like no way endures virtual reality. I don't need any of that. They virginia glass container right. It's exhilarating fair. Real ones exhilarating gabon you did it again would not do it again. You wouldn't oh interesting. I think so it didn't hook you bob. If you feel more alive when you were falling into her life i felt closer to death. What is your tents it. It was men. My adrenaline was going and i remember that point the point in time room like okay. I'm going to do this and that's when i was. I was at the my legs. Were hanging leading off the plane off the plane looking down ten thousand feet. I'm like why did i make this decision but then i'm like all right the guy that's attached attached to me. I asked him. How many times have you made. Twenty three hundred's emulates that forty three hundred jumps. It's got a secondary shoot and if we both pass out it had activated automatically by timber. It's just like it was probably safer than driving to the place where jumped it didn't feel like it though you had to that at the time. Well no one of twenty three hundred. That's pretty good odds. Yeah you wouldn't necessarily want to take odds for no reason but well and it's not one out of twenty three hundred or at least at least one at twenty three hundred. It's probably more uh or less more than what you're talking about. Yeah you're gonna yes we remember. My dad told me i was this. There were people all that packed parachutes for the army. I think and they made them randomly. Use the pair of shoots that they packed to to make sure that they you you know hey you might be using this parachute. You're packing like so. I think you know as a quality control measure for some reason like that didn't make me feel oh good just kind of horrified me like so they had to do that like they make these people use these parachutes. They weren't doing a good enough job. Like what oh i see. No i think it's probably just put your own life on the line good motivation yeah pack your shoot if your life depended on it. That's it kids it does. That's in this case. It did so james. Randi is ninety-one today. I was definitely lee you know as a as an influence or for all of us care. I don't include you on that. Because i know evan intimately <hes> i could say that about him <hes> but but but randy really you know. I don't know if you know this care but we we booked randy for an event at m._i._t. Evan what was it. How many years ago was that while the m._i._t. Event one thousand nine years ago we also brought him in for a yale event twenty years ago one thousand nine hundred nine. He came and spoke at yale which was really a fantastic lecture and sold out that auditorium yeah. That was a great talk..

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"To the sceptic's universe today is Tuesday may twenty eighth twenty nineteen and this is your host Steven novella. Join him in this week Bob novella everybody care. Santamaria outy, Jay novella guys and Evan Bernstein. Good evening, folks. Carrier, just touring the world doing all kinds of stuff, but you have time for the this week, which we love. Yeah. So excited. Yeah. So we're recording a different night than usual. Because you guys were also nice to be flexible, with my banana, schedule an actual did work this morning. I was in, like a little sound studio in Hollywood shooting some stuff for brain games. And I was able to meet a friend for lunch. So I had to drive all the way across town, and I'm sitting in traffic, because I live in LA and driving across town, and I'm blasting the music so loud, and I'm just really into it, you know, when you're really into it, and you're singing at the top of your lungs, and you've got, like dance moves, and like nothing can distract you from how. Just zoned out. You are listening, jer music. So I'm going hard. I'm sure I look ridiculous. But I'm not thinking about that, at that point. And I'm sitting at a at a red light. And I look over, and this guy is trying to get my attention. And I was like, oh, God. How long has he seen this? And then I notice he's holding up his phone, and I'm like, oh, God was recording me and get creeped out. But then he starts pointing to his phone, like just stick on pointing through phone. And so I turned down my music and I roll down my windows and I waved at him. I'm like, hi. And he's like, I know you I'm listening to you right now. And he's going, and that he's listening to an episode of s. And I was like, I'm so sorry didn't notice you really into my song. Nice to me. Hilarious. Wow. That's so weird. It just happened like in my neighborhood, too. And that was it then he drove away. Yeah. We built our away. That is really. So high didn't get your name, but it was nice to meet you. Maybe you can write us an Email. Tell us who you are. Thing being the personal. You listen to podcasts. Then you see one of the people. Next to you in traffic geared, I guess too. He must have recognized my car, I, I would think, is, you know, my car has a talk in my license is talk nerdy. Yeah. And it's like I talk about my electric car all the time on the show 'cause I can't imagine that he would have recognized me. I was like going hard with the dancing and the singing. I'm just unsure. I would love to hear his side of the story like driving to work and I'm pissed but I'm listening to the G. And then I see. Keira. Not sure if she could see me because she's really into gyrating. Having seizure down nine one, one when how often do you guys get recognized in the wild as I like to say I got recognized in the supermarket. It's weird. It's rare. It's rare rare recognized on an airplane coming back from these solar eclipse in two thousand seventeen it got knows it happens to me, sometimes because I do TV where do more TV. Wreck national exposure. Yeah. And I may have told you guys about this before, but one time I was hiking with my boyfriend's parents were in town, and we were hiking in Griffith park, and some girls stopped.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"Bob. Hey, everybody care Santamaria. Howdy, Jane novella. Hey guys and Evan Bernstein. Happy Monday evening. A rare Monday recording. But we are going to the triple AS on Saturday to do a live podcast at their meeting. So we have to get this week show out of the way. Are you guys doing on this Monday? You guys all love Mondays. Mondays Mondays are like extended weekends because my first real workdays Tuesday. Yeah. You know, what tomorrow is very twelfth. Tomorrow's day in Connecticut. Probably Darwin's birthday. Hey, two hundred ten wow. Two hundred ten now. What's he doing for work these days? Right. Triple AS conference being the patriarch of evolutionary biology. Yeah. But what's he done for lately? Yeah. It's not like his ideas of held up. All these years. Have they guys here that Michael bay? He came out with a new book. No, all my gosh. Michael be we haven't talked about him in a while. Okay. Tell me who this person is catch me up. Box irreducible complexity. I knew that ring a bell. Yeah. It is for sure. So what we basically try to throw a scientific patina on creation creationism, essentially. And it doesn't help that. He's an actual biochemist with like degrees. Well, it doesn't doesn't help much didn't help his cause. But it it definitely confuses some people some members of the public for sure. So his new book is Darwin devolving, and it's just as nonsensical as previous too. So it looks like it's main thesis is that because a mutation which degrades gene can theoretically lead to an increase in the number of offspring offspring than evolution can really be diva. Lucien degrades degrade. There's no such thing as degrading, right? That's. Even if that existed, how common would it be. He is denying that me -tations king be a creative constructive affect or can I I know? know. Other side hurts the stupid hurt. I mean, it was so bad that that actually science published a response yet. Fantastic. Fantastic. Good stand to them. The first authors. Linski you guys remember linski with the bacteria, right, basically, saying, no, here's like all sorts of examples of Jean? Do we have really rock solid evidence for gene duplication as a mechanism of creativity in the process. You know, like you could see where the the jeans were had a divided in split off over time. You know, like this change related to that other gene that must've gene to -plication event at some point in time. There's multiple examples, and they he just ignore them, ignores the examples, and he he crows like they couldn't counter anything I say my book, they rushed every Schnur just delusional at that did lend STI talk in the response about his bacteria study. Which has been ongoing since I just looked it up nineteen eighty eight. So like like, multiple fifty sixty okay. November twenty sixteen sixty six thousand generations and just watching evolution before is. It's saying you could. Yeah. You could do it. You can even do it in programmatic now and show the the rise of complexity complexity and adapt and everything all the homeworks of Volusia..

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"novella" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"The you might not have had the chance to learn about during school or if you like. If you're like me, maybe you did possibly have the chance, but you weren't paying attention. 'cause you didn't that your teachers are very good definitely more as good as the great courses professors. I have really really enjoyed. The course your deceptive mind by Dr Steven novella. It's truly changed the way. I look at the world around me. How research has podcast fascinating. Look at how our brains worked process information and misinformation, you know, learn how to separate science from pseudoscience that surrounds us every day and just become a stronger critical thinker. I've been leaning on lecture nineteen from this course, electric title, the trap of grand conspiracy thinking for a lot of the secret suck kind of stuff I pursue. And then for the new world order suck Dr novella in this lecture talks directly about conspiracies talks about something called the tough word of and do my best paranoia paranoia. The tendency of our brain to impose patterns on random data brain wants the world to be ordered. Just the way. Our brains connected. We want events that we witness. To make sense, you want to be able to to file them in the appropriate compartments of our mind because a sense of not being able to figure out exactly why something is happening. You know can fill you with dread anxiety. Actually, have the words embrace the darkness tattooed on right bicep. Which is my way of saying we never are ever going to understand why certain things happen or don't. So why worry about it? You know, embrace the unknown because some of the unknown will will inevitably just remain unknown. Despite how much thought you put towards it. And this this mental process of paranoia can manifest itself in conspiratorial thinking you start connecting dots. That aren't really connected just because you just want them to be connected. You you start seeing patterns or no patterns actually exists. The illuminated I on the back of a dollar Bill Pinkerton use of of an all knowing I in their iconography time suck using the all knowing I and there I you know, it's like it's it's going to be connected. They're all part of the freemasons. They're all part of the body. It's all part of the same plan. Or is it that or did a lot of people just think that's a fucking cool. Looking. I I like that. So, you know, for for much more detail nation of what I just touched on so much more so many topics give the great courses, plus a try, I know you're gonna enjoy the.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe. You're scape to reality. Lord, welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today is Wednesday, September fifth, twenty eight teen. And as your host, Stephen novella joining me this week or Bob novella. Everybody care Santamaria Howdy. Jane novella. Hey, guys, and Evan Bernstein, good evening friends. So we are all back from dragon con. We had a fun weekend. It was pretty intense. We're recording a little extra bit now that we're back for the opening heart of the show. Word of warning are we lost our primary recording of the live show at dragon con, but our backup recording is good. The sound quality is not going to be what you're used to, but we did some post production on it. We did everything we could to make the sound quality as good as possible, and it's perfectly listenable what we understand. It's not at our usual qualities, so you don't have to Email us and say what's wrong with the recording this week. We know we get our backup recording of a live show. And at that live show. I should say at the weekend I got the con- crew. Hera, but not this year I lucked out, so I'm okay. How is that even possible? Because unfortunately, I couldn't be there. You know the whole weekend. You guys got a whole day before I did. I ended up having to stay in my room doing a little bit of extra work, you know, because school just started back for the fall semester. I had less exposure opportunities than you guys and I still got sick the universe hate Smith, you know, some airborne true touch, one handle that. We have one that's it. Or you stand in one crowded elevator also was on longer flights than you guys? One of friends or it's Liz friend? Right? Bob, he coined the phrase Conwy and it said feeling you get after the con is over. Yes. That's wonderful on Portman Monto or is it. Manteo portmanteau men to men to tell your right port manteaux. Jeez, thought that was a wine. There is something said about Monday at the con, right? Any fun event like that was still people hanging around, but not as many people in costume and it feels it's the winter of the con- waning it is. It's very sad. Between Sunday late afternoon and Monday morning, it's like it's not the same hotels. The kind of over by that point on Sunday night after we were all done, hanging out, we went out to an amazing dinner. And then I was hanging out with a j. in court and and their son in their room. And then I went back to my room and realize that I threw out my back to this is so ridiculous. I threw out my back also. So I've just been a hot mess all weekend and my heating pad wasn't working on the plane. So it was like, I'm going to go to the pharmacy and buy one of those air activated heating pads that you can wrap around your body that are portable. So I go to the pharmacy go to CVS at midnight and I'm texting if my boyfriend he's like, is it safe and downtown.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

04:13 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today is sunday july first twenty eighteen and this is your host even avella joining me this week are bob novella everybody care santamaria howdy jay novella hey guys and evan bernstein good afternoon we're recording early because we're getting ready for our nexus weekend i have to we have to get to shows in the can before we go to nexus so we have to record a little bit early at around events as as you guys are regular listeners will know that we do did you guys see that picture of the guy from pompeii with them boulder on top of his head no yes trending i don't know maybe a month ago that's about right yeah it's a maze ing i mean it looks like a far side cartoon cartoonish yeah it's like a skeleton on his back and looks like his head is bet is is farther down into the ground and there's this giant rectangle or rock right where his head should be cause of death yet probable cause of death yes it looks like the boulder crushed his head right so that we it's not a natural part of a building so when the volcano was erupting and blowing everything up somehow the stone got thrown and landed on this guy's head except interns turns out that that's not how we died but that they found his head somewhere near the body wasn't got that's a horrible thing to laugh at we found it's not chaser in kerry was seventy ninety e wasn't crushed just fallen off at some point he probably is fixated from the ash and everything and then the rock just must've fallen later right where his head used to be yeah but didn't ask survived a boulder no mortem yeah it was just posted it probably was post mortem and then just on related to his death he did die in the qena died breathing and ask that was nature making sure that he was actually yeah i really wanted this guy dead lane there his head fell off i'm going to still throw a boulder on them just to make sure that we got this guy it's a mazing this picture just blew me away when i saw him away to talk about a block it i have an alternate hypothesis and i'm calling it spontaneous human decapitation the head just suddenly comes off a person nobody exactly knows why they're so i looked it up while steve was describing it and of course i saw the picture it is amusing and you've never seen anything like this before you got to look it up i looked up pompeii bolder and it came right up yeah cool thing is that this new this new understanding of what probably really happened is secondary to something called pro pyroclastic flow yes giant never heard they are scary yeah whole earth moves here's here's a super heated gas coming out you with also with boulders and trees and things also in the mix you are toast and talk about super heated what did it say was it something like two thousand degrees fahrenheit that's insanity you just a quick death yeah yeah that scares things about your lungs listening is basically happened that's what happens what a suit when a cloud of super heated air from volcano like moves through a village it just kills every single person it's it's unsustainable yeah because you just you just burn from the inside out you'd have to be in an underground bunker to survive that yeah but i'm looking at these pictures of pompeii we actually went there on a family vacation many many many years ago.

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"novella" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"And lately i've been grabbing tons of bonus knowledge with the great courses plus hale nimrod i urge you guys to check it out as well it's so good even have a carter monroe using the great courses as well and what what what are the great courses plus we'll it's unlimited access to deep dives on any topic that interests you you get to learn from some of the world's top professors and experts like this weekend on my on my flight to and from washington dc i watched the great courses plus course on your it's called your deceptive mind several courses in this series called your deceptive mind by dr steven novella downloaded it onto the great courses plus app so i could you know watch it on a plane where it didn't have access to the wi fi the whole time you can stream or download the app dr novella breaks down how to think critically in this series and it's the fucking it's the best it lets you understand how people allow their minds to trick them into coming to the most wackadoo conclusions like he explains how would confront with information life you need to think critically to lead the best possible life examined the premise look at the logic is they're logic what is the motivation of the person talking to you where is the evidence for bigfoot where is big foot he really does use ask watch as an example so good to fascinating look and just how our brains work our brains processed information misinformation if i could only legally tie flat earthers two chairs and force them to watch this course clockwork orange style if they actually truly listen to knock novella they could not keep believing i i don't think but i can't do that but i can't encourage you to listen the critical thinking it's one of many many so many great courses that you can enjoy with the great courses plus thousands lectures you know history science human behavior photography so much more watchlist anytime and of course i have a special time sucker offer please take this you will not regret it through time suck you can get a free month of unlimited access to their awesome lectures and just one leg.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today is wednesday may thirtieth twenty eight teen and this is your host even avella joining me this week are bob novella everybody cares anta maria hattie jay novella hey guys and evan bernstein quite right governor so we're still cleaning up after the tornado what is it been two weeks they just cleaned up my street tim yeah you're street sucked steve i was just over there this weekend river still doing stuff in the studio and i'm still zigzagging on the street can't drive a straight line you gotta like drive around all the debris but you can still get through get through but it's not it really it's weird when when something is in the street it makes it look like a war zone yeah it's actual true there's not supposed to be stuff in the street that's right we had to go to my mom's house this weekend to deal with all her trees i she lived in the land that they use for her house was built was in a deep old forest as well right so the trees are like one hundred feet tall without exaggeration these incredibly tall trees a few of those went down hill we were we had steve expert super high end handsaw like a lumberjack looking hansa and i had my chainsaw out and we just went for it we cut down chopped up what how many trees three or four yeah there was some branches from large branches tree size ship it plus plus a couple of the trees.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today is wednesday may thirtieth twenty eight teen and this is your host even avella joining me this week are bob novella everybody cares anta maria hattie jay novella hey guys and evan bernstein quite right governor so we're still cleaning up after the tornado what is it been two weeks they just cleaned up my street tim yeah you're street sucked steve i was just over there this weekend river still doing stuff in the studio and i'm still zigzagging on the street can't drive a straight line you gotta like drive around all the debris but you can still get through get through but it's not it really it's weird when when something is in the street it makes it look like a war zone yeah it's actual true there's not supposed to be stuff in the street that's right we had to go to my mom's house this weekend to deal with all her trees i she lived in the land that they use for her house was built was in a deep old forest as well right so the trees are like one hundred feet tall without exaggeration these incredibly tall trees a few of those went down hill we were we had steve expert super high end handsaw like a lumberjack looking hansa and i had my chainsaw out and we just went for it we cut down chopped up what how many trees three or four yeah there was some branches from large branches tree size ship it plus plus a couple of the trees.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality loro come to the skeptics guide to the universe today is wednesday may twenty third twenty eighteen and this is your host even avella joining this week bob novella everybody cares intimate howdy jane avella hey guys and evan bernstein good evening folks i have what i believe is probably the cutest thing that's happened so far being a parent and one of my most proudest moments both proudest yes my most proudest you ready for this to our yes i asked my son what he wants to be when he grows up what does it call nashville fizzles ninety i want i wanted you to finish did you hear what he said and after astro physicist that's true oh my god that's awesome he is like he is fully like starting to comprehend more complicated things now and he gets like we're on a planet now yeah yeah it is so cool like he's he he had a fascination with volcanoes now he's fascinated with tornadoes because we had tornadoes hausch but something just clicked over the last few days while did he get from julia i think he did he was talking so julia is steve's oldest daughter and they she she's been talking to him quite a bit she's an astro physics major just got back from college nice public asteroids fizzle kid fizzle cyst guys get it right fizzle says tuesday's so i told my wife we are not correcting that that astrophysicists god dammit.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today is thursday may third twenty eighteen and this is your host even avella joining me this week are bob novella hey everybody cara santa maria howdy jay novella hey guys and evan bernstein good evening folks hey you guys know what tomorrow is of course bio is the fourth be with you star wars let's just last year i don't understand why they're releasing the solo movie the hand solar movie in may and they're not releasing it on may the fourth which is also a friday was not propel right schedules i'm sorry they tried i'm sure they tried the going for the long weekend with there is absolutely somebody in my neighborhood so we can get vanity plates in california like you can't anywhere but they look really cool in california because like black with yellow lettering and i got one recently for my car that spells talk nerdy because i am vain apparently but there is totally guy that lives in my neighborhood who has vanity play that says han yolo my oh my it's amazing of course today after that the day this podcast goes up is cinco de mayo which is more importantly the anniversary of the release of the first episode of the s jew has ears yes thirteen thirteen years were teenagers now i love it yeah i have are some dated numbers how many total downloads ever do you think we've had of the s gm ninety nine million last night point nine ninety eight ninety eight million nine hundred ninety nine one hundred million one hundred four million.

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"You're listening to the skeptics guide to the universe you're scape to reality lauren welcome to discuss this guy the universe today is wednesday april fourth twenty eight teen and this is your host even avella joining this week are bob novella everybody care santamaria howdy jane avella hey guys and evan bernstein good evening folks cara welcome back from the amazon yeah thank you amazon princess now i don't know i don't know what that is wonder woman were they in the amazon right cara cut to it what was the best part i mean you know how many days there what was the best scariest funniest i don't even know there's so much i was there for almost a week apparently it's quite rare not if you live there but if you're a visitor to experience a pay which is like a special kind of storm that comes down from the andes and makes everything a little bit cold it brings in rain and high winds and i brought the free okay with me i guess because on the boat ride to the lodge where i was staying we got pretty battered and we couldn't continue onto our lodge that we had to spend the night at a lodge that took us in but it was i think a good initiation into the rainforest otherwise my favorite stuff i mean just the wildlife the biodiversity it's incredible and learning from all of the amazing scientists that were there are super lucky to go rainforest expeditions is the name of the ecotourism company.

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"novella" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on WLOB

"All right that's reporting this so the other channels are not reporting it and that's what the majority of the people are watching his are watching regular cable network by watching regular god network television and so they're not getting news from buzzfeed the by just like i have in mind no at this point in watergate and you know in in terms of when nixon was reelected at this point watergate people were to say no you know this was nothing this was nothing it did events out heat up and is more information comes out and it's going to lead back to hillary clinton and and will she said sara novella there's no doubt about it it side and and here's how i know just to the audience knows the way than i know that obama is involved in this is the links that which his minions have gone to say that he acted by the book over and over and over i and will do not need to keep repeating if it it all of them were whose book seven forty nine scrub a quick call good morning a good morning i just want to pay one quick thing about call me i've got banned him i think he needs to be indicted by a grand jury but his size each other karnak to me was like a prosecuting attorneys some eighth into a jury he knows that lynch wasn't gotta do anything about it right no way on earth and hillary clinton got indicted so basically he was making his final plea to the american people and say you decide at the ballot box so he's really see the american people as judge and jury and i think it was one important piece that helps to uh you know at least some americans see the light a by clinton set on my phone for this woman well maybe you're right i hope you're right about that i would love to think that amine prior to all of this coming out we had 23 people on this station who worked with james call oh me who knew him personally and professionally and they talked about what a stellar manny was which is how i developed my opinion of him and then went all this came out um my opinion of him has changed dramatically i hope your right i hope you're absolutely right we gotta go with some fifty one wlob fm and am.

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"novella" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

Talk Nerdy

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on Talk Nerdy

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