21 Burst results for "O'brien"
"obrien" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Never said orange. I never said orange. You really hit the short lived thing that you said so many things in short lived is what she went off. Had in my mind i was thinking of equality which is an australian mammal that lives for about a year. Okay but what a year. I mean and it's only a live for a year but the female calls no. It's only around for year this so they re. He's got like a bad boy reputation. He's like james dean they know and so he gets a lot of action hits and quits it pretty much. Yeah right so it's really cool. You should look it up and see what it looks like sometime. Yes wanna do that for me. I don't look things up. Well how do you spell that q. U. l. q. You oh l. That's what i want. I want to be a species of kwol. Guide me it. Oh god let me check it out and take a look at this all here. it's not cute. You know what i want to say. It is an exotic rat the a rat. It looks like i'm telling you what it looks like. Does that mean it as a pouch. If it's emerge soup heal yes okay. Look at me out. Yeah so it's it. Looks like a rat. That's traveled a lot in europe has family money and has a fanny. Pack e pout. That's what the quote looks like. And you know what we have to name a coal after me brian. th. That's what i want i want. I want the call. What does it only live for year. It right a motorcycle. What is it. What's the problem with a professor about this. And i had these same questions and i'm not entirely sure if i got the answer or if i just don't remember but love your honesty. Professor told me he either. I don't know. I don't think i was listening. We were on a camping trip and he studies spotted qualls in australia and one of the shortest life spans of any mammal. So i think they just they get what they need done quickly. Yes efficient. yeah that's a and people were were saying to me. Hey conan i want to. Hey i got a year. I got a year. No i'm not no. I'm not going to tell you which court board i prefer. Yeah that's your decision. I don't have time for this. Yeah what would you be. You like working on your novel. No you just you said it yourself hit it and quit and all the time all your life to the edge. I would be traveling constantly. Many drugs man. It's only a year but what a year we'll You're an inspiration to me. And i'll tell you why because you're young and smart and you seem like a cool person and you're using your mind and those are all things. It impressed me a great deal. So and i think you're going to get a call named after me. Maybe maybe to say it's kind of hard to find new mammals these days me about. I'll try just like tell me about it. Hard to find your mammals. Tell me about it. count and you're looking for mammals. I'm in the bars all the time. I can't meet a decent new mammal. Y- brennan you've pretty much promised me you're going to find a new species of quo that has not been named yet and you got to give me the latin equivalent of conan. Whatever that would be. Okay sam. i mean soon in this coun- conan this. I don't know don't make supposed to of the. I know they have to have two parts but it has be like conan. He we gotta figure this out. We got an conus braying. Let's let's us ryan part. I guess giving my sort have the same name. Twice gorilla gorilla is signed over guerrilla conus conan konan-konan. It gets the name out twice. It's good for marketing. Doesn't sound like a latin name. Spews me we decided. Okay you going down konia and gloomy and that's no you said you didn't like it to rhyme with penis so i just kept going with that. Well guess what brennan we're out of time. Sonal is really getting last nerve. I really liked talking to you and best of luck. And where are you right now as we lewisville colorado over a cool all right. How's the weather there outside boulder man. It's like ninety something right now. Brenna a true joy and a pleasure. Thank you very much for joining us. Well thanks for having me. I just wanted to thank you. When i was in the bunia mountains. I had to do a lot of work just in the field by myself. And i started listening to podcasts and it brought me a lot of joy it was you and arcade fire got through twenty twenty. So oh hey. I'm in good company. I love arcade fire. I love if anyone from arcade. Fire's will stay just now. I love you okay. But sort of more a little more conan than arcade fire. Well.
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"The process. You might hate it. You might love it. But that is the process under the law. So i don't know what you're arguing because that is the process against the process. If you don't like exactly which is going back to voter. Id thing the biggest problem for me once again is that is the people that are making. That law are incomplete power and control. You have to take that power away or share that power. you know. you can't just yell at that power. That's not the way things are going to get done. You know We get your news though the desert any sources that that you feel like your dress twitter and because twitter of course is everything so i get a lot of I get a lot of conservative news. I mean i think the wall street journal's pretty conservative economists -servative so. I read a ton but i really get it through through twitter. I don't watch a law resta- I i think twitter gives you very good access to everything which means that. I signed up ninety nine different. You know i'd do that without somehow. They're doing themselves every exactly a big advocate. Well i appreciate you being on you guys disrupt and dismantle which is not only it's also on some other outlets you going to air as well and i think a couple of other viacom properties. So we're very excited that it's going to have a bigger audience even great. It's all kind of connected these days. It's kinda nature as they like to say. Yes we'll keep fighting the fight out there Soledad o'brien we really appreciate having you there. It's always great senior tv and seeing to go see guys disrupted this man so you don't even have to go anywhere just turning the tv and it's probably already so just keep adding. Okay thanks a lot..
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"These news organizations like fox news and the whole election and all that stuff. People are so willing to believe these things. Here is a very hilarious Instagram where this woman says do. I know it's the vaccine. No don't i'm i going to get it. Yeah do i know it's in grill would do. I know it's an american cheese. No i do. I eat it every day. Yes i do think they do like diaw. Why would we know what's in your vaccine. come on. it is crazy Well they all sides. Did i think the news organizations. And i'm saying organizations as to why is it so why does it feel so divisive right now or so divided. I should say both. It's both divided and divisive. They seemed like in camps. Yeah i think I think some of it is really competing for clicks. Right because you're actually competing against social media for your content. Everything content now so it all becomes distilled in two soundbites. I was doing an interview with the news organization. The other day in the woman said to me so talk to me about your feud with megan. Kelly and i literally like there's not one like to have a few feel like i'd have to care and she'd have to care and i could. I'm pretty convinced that she doesn't care. You know nor do i care. So there's no. I get it right and this was a news program with the whole way. The whole thing was we need some kind of drama to give the energy of a of a clash in some way. So i think that's part of it. I think that our white house correspondents are mostly not good. If you get those questions from the press conference they were embarrassing. And i used to be back in the day when i was doing. Anchoring more lead the white house. Correspondents didn't write books and make names for themselves. Career i mean. How great was sam. Donald for chris aimed it was like the end of his career is like now. I'm going to talk about my career. But these guys they would spend six months a year two years covering trump and then write a book about it in new zealand is a terrible book and donald didn't care who was president. You know whether you're democrat or republican did not care. He was going to ask tough questions he also. Didn't i think some of these white house correspondent see themselves as very very special. And i think like demanding oppressor you demanded oppressor and then. Your questions were absolute ships. They were lean and you should be embarrassed and no one should do another press review. How about figuring out serving the people serve the american people. Ask good question. It's bright brain surgery. It's just you think about. How would i best serve my audience. Well gee i'm in this part of the country. My community might want to know this this this this should be my questions but sometimes it seems to me you need to make you gotta have a soundbite. Because at soundbite is what's going to travel rights and you need to have that the moment that back and forth because whether it's a good question or bad question if it gets picked up then it's worthwhile. Yeah i feel like it. I love to get jobs obation on this. I feel like that relationship was kind of weakened under both obama and trump for completely different reasons. You know like. I think a lot of white journalists were afraid to ask obama tough questions. Sometimes you know for fear you know looking racist or whatever you know and let a lot of things slide by that really high thank you. That's just one but but Realized by and trump it was the opposite. You know trump is always this fo and a lot of stuff that trump did to kinda undermine the nature of that relationship and it whole different way plus to engaging with trump right like. I think there that was we. I don't know that there was a plus to engaging with obama in some capacity. But i think there was fla if trump picks on you. Let's plus straight. You can muck and that the next day. I really have just lost so much from their point of view. You're talking point of view. Okay i can win some points by fighting trump here. He travels Right it just becomes. Look i mean their number journalists who put whatever mean thing trump said about them was their headline in their twitter profile. It's just been a cult of personality. As well. And i think people are trying to develop their own cults away on by a you know there's so many of them are just bad a really really bad and there takes our ads. I i do think the new york times is trying to figure itself out. They wrote the other day about what happen. Georgia democrats say that georgia blah blah blah but not democrat said. Why is that democrats say. Why isn't that actual boyer's and people who look at voting rights and not being able to give water to people in line. It's not a democrat. Say mean that's just crazy but they just don't seem to want to be on the side of democracy and explain things to their viewers one thing on our show which i actually think brag about my show a lot but on this show. Yeah brandon do this well which is like so. What is the first amendment. Well we talk about democracy. What exactly are we saying when people are sworn into office literally what do they swear to in on your like a like. I knew they were sworn in but i. I actually don't know what to wear to take the immigration tests to become a citizen. What are they asked you. could you answer it. As as a a native born citizen you know and so we try to do like serve people and talk about the things that matterson not like to get points on the board. Because if i can have a rat a tat tat back and forth that gives me something to market. That evening on. The news is is set up that way to be honest. And i think what some of the dangerous and i'll make up a term right now I'll call it agreement. Good sure all right. But i'm gonna call it agreement. Ignorance is what. I'm going to call it and i think what it is is that people will agree with the major point but they will not investigate beyond that in so it creates a hole in in discussions and findings. I'll give you an this. Oh voter id situation in georgia which people say is racist. And then the agreement ignorance says. Yeah it's racist and then it stopped right there. So i well but but what do we do about it. I mean okay so you need an it. Why isn't there a movement to get people that have trouble getting these get identification when people have trouble getting registered. Jesse jackson was out there saying. Let's get people registered you know. That was one of the biggest problems. With the voting voting rights was the actual act of back. People getting registered to vote and he took charge of that. You virga wiser nothing movement is the same thing right. You know it's a crisis and you're like but is it. I mean right back. Let's just take the last dozen years. Let's see show me. A map of the number of people were coming to the border. Because i'll be able to tell you if there's a surge and there's a crisis by comparing it to the last twelve randomly picking twelve years once again spoiler alert. It's been going on as long as i've been living for today. That turns out that there was higher. Numbers underpass so maybe not a surge right it's just these narratives that are kind of you know. I think flying around in the easily bought by reporters and listen. I think a lot is asked to reporters. You do have to be an immigration expert but sometimes you hear people like people come and present themselves at the border. Let's let's legally. That's the that is the legal way we do it in america like bad actually is.
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Day. You know and and also do my job is just you know i can juggle it for a day and a half maybe but at some point it becomes impossible in. You need real support and so i. I think that that's what they're in. The middle of and i wish nashville seeing itself as the it's city would value everybody in nashville. This thing we do. We do an episode on hilton head. Island and black landlo- scher airs property crazy. I never even heard of such a thing is so crazy so in hilton head coach. Were one of the first places where blacks were freed at the end of the civil war and so they were able to buy land to a monthly. Eighty percent of the population were black in hilton head. But they've developed it so much in really turned it into a very she vacation residency type player so a lot of that land has kind of disappeared know there are people who own property from their great great great grandfather or whatever but they can't it can't get the value out of it because it might be worth thirty million dollars waterfront property thirty acres on hilton head island but because way airs property works. They don't actually have a title to the land. They own it with all right so you can't leverage it. You can't go to the bank and say listen. This is worth thirty eight million dollars. I wanna mortgage on it. I want to figure this out so most people live in trailers on there. I was just gonna interrupt just so people know exactly what that is Many times the people that own the land initially like they didn't right whales they didn't bequeath it to people directly. So what happens. Is you have airs a rights to that where anybody that is. A potential air has a right to that property or an ownership stake in that property. And that could be. You've never even met exactly..
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Because no one built it. You know why because it's close to downtown. It has a ton of value and they actually wanted to develop it into something fabulous. They just can't do it. In the short term because the grant to redo the public housing insists upon rehousing those people but at a certain point that the be able to turn around and just and just leverage their proximity to downtown. It's just brutally unfair. Frankly yeah one of the ones that. I saw that really struck one of those. You know just sad kind of things your school to prison pipeline story. This the just seems like so. Much futility rest kindergarteners. They were saying that was terrible. They had thirty six. I think the number thirty six kids in elementary school hold the cops had put cuffs on. Wonder have to describe the debt that that seeing that you show with the little girl getting arrested own. My god it's terrible. I couldn't believe it. And they're they're literally of an unruly child and because because you have what they call No these of officers who are in the schools for assistance with really the cops classic if you have a hammer everything's a nail will guess what if you're a cop and there's a fight you're looking at it as this is assault one not. Oh two kids. These two guys have been fighting with each other all year. The principal's office look their parents in here. And so this is the school to prison pipeline. You're looking at kids. Who now are getting into the system. If you're cuffing an elementary schooler. You are putting them into a system where they are now more likely to be incarcerated. How how old was that girl. Thinks six in same but there's a whole bunch of those guys when we're talking about the elementary schoolers. They handcuff this little girl and begging. There is no reason to be handcuffing. Anybody elements unless they're trying to kill somebody have a gun owners other but there's no reason i mean there is no excuse. I was shocked when i saw that. And it's not the only one there so many around the country and a lotta times. I think when kids do have meltdown. Sometimes you need to literally sit there with them and say you're going to sit here and you're not going to do anything like where you can spend an hour just putting a kid in a room where they can't hurt the meltdown. How is that allowed. That police can do that with children. Like where does we're just that permission. Come from officers. Remember the name of those officers. They're they have. They're there to assist in the school and again when you have a hammer and nail when you have a situation the whole thing is set up at the cops come in while the cops come in as cops when the cops come in. They don't say listen. I can take the next hour and a half and sit on the floor of this kid and we're just gonna accommodate right like book. Were there i. i'm trying to understand. why are they. They're in an elementary school because they're supposed to be adding to safety. It's ridiculous in danger in an elementary school. Sixty four thousand dollar question. And i think really rethinking nece is very important because this is this to prison biplane it just is and so looking at that in in what was the most incarcerated. Zip code in north nashville. You know in a time when nashville Beautiful city they call themselves the it city. And you're like yeah exhibit over here. You have some problems you have some issues. Your people are really struggling over here. And you and i just think nowadays very apt to just ignore that we're apt to ignore people living in Florida and there's a line every week for the food bank people lined up in their cars. Because of sort of everybody's driving like what happens to these people lining up for food at a church is not like this is not a solution right in your hunger problem. This'll get you through this week and maybe next week but like how are we going to help these people and scenario across the country right now and it just seems to me that so many people. Just don't care that much honestly. This episode is brought to you by fan duel. Sportsbook march mania is here. You could choose to be a bench warmer and watch from the sidelines or you could get in.
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"We don't care what happens with poor people because we only care about if they have money in and that is a very big underlying tone of this and of course there's a correlation between poverty and people of color so i do think that that that is where there is this intersection. But you're exactly right. It's it's listen. I remember covering hurricane katrina back in two thousand five youth realize like people just sort of didn't care they just didn't care i can't put it any other way know neglect. Yes so and also i think in those communities they to have to decide that they're not going to be neglected and they have their voices and ceo. No you know we're gonna vote and we're going to remove you and we're going to have a some kind of power that doesn't have to be wrapped in money Yeah local politics and local action ban. It's i feel like it's not talked enough. We talked about local journalism. A bit when you were on my show. And i know that's important too. I mean local journalists. When she said helped you know what the story is you know how. How important is that marriage between reporting on these issues and people who are living in a place really getting involved in having a stake in one of the reasons i think that the death of local journalism and we just seem so many news organizations closed down in the last couple of years. It's devastating because no they're the ones that sit through the school board meeting and tell you how they're changing all the whole. There's this new rule and as we have seen in the last day. Certainly coming out of georgia that lots of people like to do a lot of things in some kind of a secret you know secret way or with secrecy and so you need local journalists to show up and say we're going to explain it and we're going to show you what's happening and i think they do a better job in terms of being very clear on their audience. Sometimes i think the national media looks at politics like a game. I mean whatever person asks joe biden about. Are you running for re election in twenty interest for. You're like wow. That was a big stupidest question. Ever get enough believe. That question was at press conference embarrassment but but of course the answer is going. Let me tell you the answer yes. Of course i am until i tell you that. No i'm not right because of course a so. What a complete waste. And and i think national politics. There's this idea of like. I'm a heavy hitter on playing with the big is. That question is gonna get me. I remember people were tweeting. News biden says he's running for re election. You're like eight weeks people news and it's not news you may ogle news. You really get away with that bullshit for very long. You actually have to serve your audience. I did a story with a young woman who is amazing in tallahassee florida and When they were starting to give back scenes a lot of the people obviously because they were eighty ninety the first round available. Vaccines couldn't figure out happiness. Oh i'm going to log onto the website and track over the next five hours where the vaccine are available. Obviously not and so at the end of her article she puts a note. If you're having any trouble call me and gives her cell phone number. She ended up helping three hundred. That's amazing years between eighty and ninety to get their vaccines and we had this great conversation about like this is why she got into local news. The harare's like supposed to be helping people in my community and obviously going online is going to be an impossibility. If you're lucky you have a fifty year old kid who can help you or a or a seventeen year old grandson. Who can help you. But most many don't and navigating it was impossible and she says she just felt so proud. Like i am doing the thing that i got into this business for. I've had that feeling. I remember again covering katrina would be an example of like. This is why i'm here. This is why i was sent here is here to do a job. And and tell a story and makes a change and bring some attention to this and run new lose those local journalists. It's it's just devastating. Yet really is in. You don't become aware of so many issues that are right under your feet. You know which you know for people who are working and taking care of the kids they might take the take the time to try to be involved in that but when they're unaware that something's even going on you like boating and things like how property is going to be used for example in the unless the part of the series that we do that looks at housing in norfolk virginia. You see they decided to close down public housing. That sounds amazing. They're going to make it better. But right. there's a history of norfolk of closing it down. And they did this new orleans to right and then taking so long to reopen it that everybody kind of scattered technically when they apply for the grant to do this people have to be moved into better places they have to be part of this effort to desegregate the community. But what really happens. Is those people move into as bad worse neighborhoods so the the actual moving Partly here's why there's no public housing in the good neighborhoods. There's no place to get an affordable one bedroom or two bedroom or three bedroom if you have a little kid so there's no portable housing being built so you look at a place like for of those people. Go they leave. They don't come back so even though technically they're allowed to they don't actually build back to the same size and they take years and years and years. Well guess what if you have a ten year old. You're not gonna wait five years to figure out your housing. You're gonna you're gonna move somewhere where you can get that kid back in school. But it's so disruptive and so we were very interested in looking at what they're doing in public housing norfolk where many times they've told everybody. You can definitely move back in. And you look back. And there's a big field because no one built it. You know why because it's close to downtown. It has a ton of value and they actually wanted to develop it into something fabulous. They just can't do it. In the short term because the grant to redo the public housing insists upon rehousing those people but at a certain point that the be able to turn around and just and.
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Up. I was like oh my god hundred thousand tons of chambers that a guy had adopted her backyard and she'd been fighting for years with city hall and trying to figure out like one. Why would you ever give this person of permit which was illegal and two. How do we move them. How do we get rid of this mountain. It's literally about ten stories high. I mean it's actual mountain and this was in texas elliott's out that And so what we wanted to figure out was one. Is it interesting. How those areas that were red redlined back in the nineteen forties really very clearly match up to those areas today where there's heavy industry where there's tons of pollutants and tons of toxic dumping. That's happening and so understand that. Redlining men you can only live in certain areas. And isn't that interesting that those very areas correlate with today where there's dumping in high pollution it it's not an accident and so that's environmental racism. There's is racist element to how people are treated environmentally. We know that certain people are more exposed to those things that cause as much yours. A race component to their health there's a race component to the safety and the quality of their environment. The guy who did the dumping actually told me. Because i called them up and he's like yeah i would never want to live there. Were dumping it. I mean a illegally so we wanted to kind get into her story about intimately beautiful plot of land in fact. The whole neighborhood is quite rural and was sorta zoned for agriculture. And they've sort of allowed some some dumping there and her daughter has horses and ride horses in the back of texas. They ride horses around the backyard. But there's this you know an shingles by the way are made of this asphalt which as it gets hot in texas. they started composing. And then there's dust that has a lot of fiberglass so it's just unsafe it's just not not healthy the not only not healthy. It's dangerous to breathe in. And so she had actually gone to the dallas morning news originally with her story which is one of the reasons. I love local journalism and because of that we got that story and so we started started following what she was doing because in her case her councilman never noticed. He's i never noticed that literally amount so we wanted to understand. How did we get here. Historically had to get here that everybody somehow didn't seem to care that permiting was illegal was was fraudulent crazy. And how was she fighting back. And who was she bringing in as allies to fight to make sure the neighbors in people in her neighborhood would be able to. I mean i have have. What's the basic that we all deserve like basically clean water clean land right. They have a creek in their backyard. That was disgusting runoff from these shingles was in the cricket. It was just so unfair. So i don't know i get so mad about injustice which means over the last few years. I've been very pissed. Yes i. I like the fact that you went into the history of it. So people know this isn't just like a off type of thing and just to me. I'm always struck by the habit of of treating class of people like they don't matter and how engrained that gets into society where the guy doesn't even think that there's people that live there you know and that he can just dump this you know and how and by black people to you know a lot of the the people who are in city government in dallas are people of color so i think there is. This wave were the status quo just goes. That's the way it's always been. It's just the way it is and so i. I do think that it takes a lot to push back on that end. It's laziness making. And i think all of those things mean that those people don't matter because they don't write big checks to campaigns. Trust me you would never see that happened in a community where they felt that that was a community where there were voters and those voters would leverage their voice and their money interest in a you know at the end of that segment. You realize that those people in that neighborhood you know have to be part of the rezoning like they recognize too that they can't just sit there and wait for everybody to do the right thing. They will not so baby to demand rezoning and they need to demand something better for themselves. And so i do think that there is sort of a good lesson all around. If you wanna to make change in your community this what you have to do. Yeah this is one of those issues to which to me was you know. And this is one of those rare issues where i almost felt like. Racism doesn't quite tell the whole story because it's really as you pointed out charts to someone's classism. I had a erin brockovich on my part of while she's been fighting this you know just with poor people in general and i th. I think it's the way we just treat poor communities in poor people in general to such horrible state where they can just they can just be poisoned and as long as the city's making money we don't care you know or songs the companies is profiting that we don't care what happens with poor people because we only care about if they have money in and that is a very big underlying tone of this and of course there's a correlation between poverty and people of color so i do think that that that is where there is this intersection. But you're exactly right. It's it's listen. I remember covering hurricane katrina back in two.
"obrien" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Welcome back. Guys what am i. Favor of people in the world. I hope she knows that because she is by the way she was on my show willmore and we could not stop talking about how much we love her. So much is the more the whole team we were saying that. And we're actually using that episode to submit for awards and stuff. That's how much we let you guys know her from being on. Tv a forever cnn all this. But she is all over the place. Now the main thing she soon as a new a kind of a investigative journalists hyper show on bt's called disrupt and dismantle also appearing and other places and she of course the ceo of soda production soledad o'brien herself. Welcome to black an air. Thank you what a nice introduction. I love it. You get an award statuette if we win something please should. Then i know if you guys have to make the back and just give me one. I know exactly. We'll give you a big heart. That's like instant thing. I can put it on the wall like that. I know what are the reasons why i love what you do. Because you're you're fierce and honest and you're very you're so thorough and straightforward. You've always kind of been that way to me. You've always struck me as somebody who's not bullshitting you know and i've is loved that about you. Even you know you're doing morning until you're always just a breath of fresh air. You don't even though stays in specials you've done over the years you kind of broke ground with some of those things that latinos in america i think was lacking america wasn't me naming them but it was like black in america game. I and like nobody was doing those things i know now. Everybody is like trying to do that. Type of thing. You know just presenting presenting us in a way that we don't get to see you know like there's with the stuff that's happening with the agents right now. I think people are realizing. There's a lot of information out there. It's not getting out there. Like junior exclusion. Act that you put some context to where we are today. It's it's been so. Unfortunately i think a lot of journalism turn to entertainment it. Maybe it's just been that way for a long time. But i do think there are some great places where you can get serious reporting in interesting you know doesn't the boring. I can just be interesting. Informative will petty tchaikovsky famously. You know simple up in network years ago which has always been one of my favorite movies. And that was in the mid seventies. He was like rolling that out and here. We are apps and it wasn't even he saw coming. He was commenting on what he already saw. Which has got a fascinating So tell me about this new project. It's called disrupt into right said to me. Well that's very aggressively named really. that's hilarious. It takes a look at structural racism. So which is so funny because in my entire career and this is thirty second years something in tv news never in my life. Would i imagine that he could run into someone's office. Say okay. Six part series structural racism. And they'd be like not talking. Go shoot so we wanted to take a look at one. What is structural racism. Because a lot of these conversations were happening in the really in the wake of the george floyd killing and what is racism. And what's structural racism and for me structural. Racism is more complicated right because it's very easy to say. Oh my god. Did you see the lady going crazy in the walmart calling everybody the n. Word racist bursts there are systems and structures that have created a status quo. That have really held certain people in place and how do you disrupt and dismantle them like. What do you do so in this particular series. What we wanted to do is connect. The past like really look into what was happening in the thirties. What was happening in the forties. How did we get here in terms of policy. and then also look at okay for these individually. Everybody we always start with this. I hate which is character you know. But someone's sort of perseus story but you're telling story what does she do in order to take down the system like how does it work who are allies. How does she think about it. Because there's a real strategy involved in never ever sadly is you know everyone recognizes how they're just being so mean and so wrong and they just turn around and do a better job. It never works like that. It literally is a bunch of people coming together to fight a system so we wanted to look at both that system how we got here. And how do you how do you disrupt and dismantle it so yeah kind of an aggressive title but but it's pretty accurate. Yeah and it feels like maybe you're kind of Shedding light on these non headline type issues. That are out there but certainly very important in very prevalent in many places. I got to see three episodes of the first one i thought man. This is such a huge issue environmental. Racism i mean and it's the thing about that well you go ahead and tell us what is environmental racism and we'll talk about that a little bit because it's it's a view. Talk about provocative title. You know we started doing the story. This woman said she's in texas and she said so. I have this this mountain of of shingles at this guy dumped basically in my backyard. It's people say they have a mountain of shingles. When i say a mountain of paperwork get through our have mountain laundry. You're like wow very big but manageable pile. This woman had. I pulled.
"obrien" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"Of the black lives conversations even this year you know this isn't something that's filed under. A completed filed on the business completed. I realized that a little bit too quick to Pat Myself on the back for being Roy on whereas in fact when someone suggests that maybe you wouldn't have your status today. If you were a different color, I would buy the heads off by in a form of aggressive self defense and so I had to stop and think about that and acknowledge, and this is why white privilege is such an unhelpful phrase in. So many ways is because it's not designed to tell people that they've. Had Easy is just designed to tell people that this is one problem you don't have. So you could still be a victim of class discrimination his I'm not. You could still be pull you could still be struggling you could still be sick. You could still be dealing with this and dealing with that and dealing with that but you're not dealing with this that's all it says and it's unhelpful because in in the role hand even in some well meaning but wrong hands it it it comes you'll being told that you never struggled. So I am a public school educated middle aged white, high-earning heterosexual the idea the I have struggled on a similar scale to other people. Really absurd. But I have struggled I have lain awake at night worrying what would happen if the wheels fell off so that that understanding all of that and understanding why you know again what the goals vampires would coal or try to malign something like positive discrimination is simply just opening up. Opportunities more more widely and I think the trick is to marry it to class because the other personal quotes at length probably the only one who stands comparison with Gladwin the book caller whose book nights is just on and this the the whole point about. A class hierarchy is that if you can persuade the people that are at the bottom of it to blame the people over there or over there is that about their you'd golden the you know that's aristocracy. That's the ruling class that's donald trump in a nutshell whereas actually. Kidding glows go thirty years ago was subject to all of the privations discriminations that are black kid in raced in is today and yet by framing in terms of color, we actually helped me the over them, and so I I I did find that. Really Really that was rejuvenating. That's a really good example of feeling wrong and coming out of the experience feeling refreshed and the a newly engaged reengaged. It will matter it's ever opened before it's a Dole. You never noticed before as we have made and then you open it and it might not be good news it might be a difficult experience, but if you think of life as. His a whole new bunch of colors you never knew existed before. So if you're an artist that's good news, right? Even if you're painting a grim picture, you've got more to do it with. My Great. Thanks to James O'Brien whose new book how not to be wrong. The Art of changing your mind is out now published by w.
"obrien" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"No about 'em out man, you imagine that. Out. So not only if I got this surreal experiences sitting backstage thinking. It wasn't just bone I but it was Bono and Stephen Frontier Friggin I'd be that I think, oh, go. The holes going to empty is going to be people in my mom left in the room of Bano Stephen. Vitamin I've already thought the receives I've seen that we've sold out so to be in rooms like that I was in Dorky in Cheltenham. The Hay Hay on Wye went there is a kid a nine hours giving the Christopher hitchens pneumonia lecture just before the first book came out. So those moments were magical and being interviewed by. Like. Minded people. Is a lovely lovely experience but oddly laxly. I don't get as many calls on the show from people disagreeing with me used to do because I think I think the big beasts. Of of going to sleep I mean the brexit debate doesn't really work more in the way that it worked when I came to prominence for for getting it so. Now I don't think I'll ever get bored of talking to Simpatico people. We still thankfully got some piers Morgan he reserve the bottom position on the back of the dustjacket. Who says, I barely agree with anything he says said at least at least you've. Think we have a love? got that one. Yes exactly. He's interviewed him actually she. Goes next week I've listened to lots of those and loved your first one with with Tony. Blair. Am I did have an extra question which was on which was which was sort of allied to the themes of both of your books actually which is Not About White Privilege, which address in how not to be wrong the new on, but it's also. When you say when you? Are. You worried about White Savior Syndrome whatever remember do you remember asking him that and him? and. He I thought he was of a politician. He was used to getting things done an international well national level and labels that he might have heard it or heard of it but it would never have occurred to him that you would do anything that wasn't basically a practical thing. You know he he was trying to actually make people's lives better in Africa. In other parts of the world he didn't start it was it was interesting thing did you was that a bit of a pen that was a penny for me? It was just like well, I don't why would I care someone said that about me I'm trying to do something here and that's Quite a lot of languages. You know you're a fan of it. You use it, you use it but I. Often get tripped up in language, which obviously Blair was a great great with Bart the end of the day just a practical person there. Yes, I'd ask. Analysis because. I was surprised by how much thought he gave to some of my questions in into is very touched. Actually I was very impressed but. because. He has that right key reputation for being slick and for and for glossing over things. But hopefully, you know if you got the questions, right it gives it gives anybody polls and. That I mean virtue signaling again, being a brilliant example of that this this it. So much of it seems designed to denigrate altruism or to denigrate decency, and it usually comes from media organizations the. Commodities..
"obrien" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"They still do you know the eat less exercise more refrain that it's? It's like they're. An abused minority that it's Ok to abuse still because it's not ethnic or or immoral this. Characteristic and the more I dug into it the more it began to make sense to me, and on that occasion, the more not liberated or rejuvenated, but the more disgusted with myself I felt I'm you mentioned In in a couple of different ways that the penny dropped moments now want to ask about that James Because that is the moment that we are taught in radio that every single every dead air is is, is an absolute is the crime of the century these the moments that you know in your monologue you're not afraid to drop breath. You're not afraid to think live on air and you allow your you'll. You'll listeners and coolers into the sign. And you talk in both books about those penny drop moments. What is that like in the studio where you don't quite opposition sometimes, you didn't quite know whether someone's going to come up with a barrage of abuse. So they're going to go to you know what I thought about it like that. It's rare as HEN's teeth for it to be the actual caller in the moment doing that it's people listening having penny dropped moments that you can almost feel. I mean I'll give you quite a lazy example because I think it highlights what you're describing better than some of them on new on select samples but but I had an this is in the book actually knowing the new when I was hosting A. A hunt a folks hunting debate. You know one of the old hardy Peretti classic the classic. That's the schoolboy schoolboy perennial death penalty that on the de. Racist hits. And and we had a federal. We had a match in silhouette because he was a hunt saboteur fully paid-up hunt saboteur an idea where they needed to be in silhouette that's telling US Showbiz you added. To. Preceding. And he? gave his big impassioned defense of Foxes and why didn't deserve this Animals were. Sacred. Go most you know and needed potato worth they. Life was worth as much as humans and I just said easy. Just fox hunting. That you get involved they know or do you ever try and disrupt? A pest control operators getting rid of rats and cockroaches because their life is surely worth at least the same as a Fox's. This was a disaster because it is a TV show in the last thing they want. Was the penny dropped homers they wanted they didn't want like. Research. And the AD bigger added to the long pile of pilots I made that never reached production because these awful polls I mean he was awful pull. At at the end of it she just Remember he's Silhouette and this is the beginning of the debate that supposed. Famous Judea. As all late night Friday night shows on region. Anyway ooh..
"obrien" Discussed on Monocle 24: Culture with Robert Bound
"UNACCOMMODATING balanced when I can when the process is complete I'll never be able to to dismantle destroy anybody ever again an unwell I much much slower to anger now the important thing to remember. Is Even. If you spend your whole life thinking you're under attack when you'll not which was Kinda my survival personality that emerged this idea that the best way to avoid gang hurt is to punch first and ask questions later my case metaphorically in many people's case actually physically and. The thing you have to remember is that sometimes you are under attack. So I was worried that it was gonNA be such a complete rebirth, the that I would never ever fail a attack or under siege again but it calls sometimes you are under attack. The trick is to recognize when you are and behave accordingly not to behave as if you are all blood the time. So the show now is my. Arch much walmer listen than it was two years ago but I don't think that people ringing in possessive particularly toxic prejudices. Positions are gonNA, get an easier ride than they would have been people ringing in confused or conflicted or You know bit befuddled they will get much easier ride than they would have done because I don't think I enjoy shooting fish in a barrel anymore ninety I mean it's Not Neither you yo get clear flying out with the studio on a daily basis or or in. And surveillance to that is is a chapter near the end called fancy fancy fat fats, which became sort of a refrain theory, and you say the one Colo wrote in or phoned in and said that the Dorsey used to describe some pull women CPA at checkout and you. Thought it was funny until about that point. And, that seems to be in a way kind of it tells the story and miniature. You'll kind of radio journey wife and the for provoking often from the liberal side of things but still kind of throwing throwing a kind of a a cane in in the spokes..
Dylan OBrien Says Something Beautiful Came Out Of The Maze Runner Stunt Accident That Nearly Ended His Career
"APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Direct from Hollywood actor Dylan. O'Brien might be best known for playing Thomas and the maze runner trilogy but it was actually that role that almost made him leave show business for good in two thousand sixteen while filming the
"obrien" Discussed on The Big Ticket with Marc Malkin
"I cry. Like. A. The most fun. Time ever you know And also it's it's team off is really funny because it also like a thing that I don't know how much we ever talk about if we have like how much it really like resnick people like that was like the most disaster a shoot like like the what we were like sort of it was the most ambitious like schedule I've ever been a part of any, but it was what I grew up on. You know. So the only thing I ever came to know. So I remember like the first time I did the first major as well so like. The first time I did something where came to remember what it was like. When I did a movie called internship like when we did like a twelve hour day I was like Whoa. I was that was great. Are we done? So it's like it. You know when you're when you're in the. Trenches on something back in you know. Where where you know you're with this group of people for ninety hours a week and also denied getting home at nine ten. It's just a wild and just shooting a show you know and it's for MTV to in your face and your kids you receive. Your kids you're so young too. Yeah. Means higher over nineteen. Eighteen when we did the pilot. Route Yeah. Just a lot of love. A. Lot of fun You know I think we will Al- always be connected in some way you know some deep way tyler tyler's I mean. I love that dude. So much like he you know we were so woven together like for life in in ways that we don't even get to see each other often but like you always be my brother Bond the. Go ahead but have you have you gone onto his fans? Show heaven I just someone just brought that up to be yesterday. I haven't I only seen like. You know I keep seeing these blurbs about only fans and I, but I haven't done like a dive inside. I don't even know what it is just like picture of naked with a guitar. Are you surprised at all. Or No I mean I don't know why I don't even know what it, what it is or what he signed up for. A you. Know Tyler. Tyler Tyler Tyler follows his heart in his energy in his you know he's tyler is one of the. First one of the greatest like humans you'll ever meet is One of the sweetest most loving dudes must dudes ever. but he you know he follows this heart man I. I've always been in all we've always been like. I would still cooler meantime is friendship is from the second. We met each other we were both so like in awe like characteristics of the other one you know like, I, think like I was I was always like. So like a admired his is just like his his comfortability is natural like nuts seemingly no shred of anxiety like his love that he just that were just like emanate How he led that set you know like I mean..
"obrien" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"You know I want to be in Vaudeville. So Buckled DOWN. I was a grind. And it's not pretty to admit but I was an incredible grind. I worked really hard through grade school and through high school and then also I could get into this really great college. And what do I do when I get into the Great College I stumble under their fewer magazine and get? It's like the line. That Pacino has the Third Godfather get sucked right. Back and getting on the Lampoon Harvard. Totally chain you know. Where was the grind leading? grind was leading to me being an author or statesmen. I'm not even kidding. I go to the Kennedy School I I or you know and I go to law school and I get with credentials and I become a man of great affairs. Whatever that means you know A man of letters or A. I mean I didn't know again. Have I had a very murky sense of what it would be? But was my ego telling me no. You've got to be something big and it needs to be in this legitimate arena. So I ended up getting to go to school. That's like you know. Harvard is the this will? This will prove to everybody that I've made it legitimate. And then the first thing I do when I get there get sucked into the comedy magazine and Inner was still a good student. It's not like I they're again. You didn't get sucked in you. Know I think yeah. Yeah I entered in but the minute I made contact with that place it was. Oh my God where is this? This has been worse this Ben all my life. And you know what it's like when you're been eighteen when you're eighteen and the place is run by twenty one and twenty two year olds. They're adults to you. Yeah the chasm between eighteen a freshman in his senior and those seniors were saying Hey Conan. You're really funny now. As I was blown away I was just like head over heels in love with the building. The people writing stuff all day making really funny people laugh and have them think I was funny and I. That's when I was up and for me. That was that was Improv. That was the Improv. It was I was a little older in twenty three twenty four but it was asked the same thing it was like. Oh price this is why I've been sort of. I mean you know. Brain Chemistry is one reason but this is kind of a a reason. I felt Kinda Shitty for a long time because I wasn't around these people. I wasn't around these like funny here. They are here the people I should have been with the whole time. Yeah it is. I don't know it's all wizard of Oz sort of your on this. It's a cliche but it's so many so many great tropes in so many great films but people wanted journey meeting their friends along the way yen finding them and and and and it can be Robin Hood and it can be Lord of the rings and it can be like by you. Find Your people on the road you pick them up and then you become this merry band. That's what that's what I dreamed about And that's essentially where it sort of started and. When does that become I mean is it? The performing for them does making them let excuse me making them laugh around the that that building which is also too. It's crazy that it's got a fancy old building essentially a fancy. Oh building it's I mean it's one of the things that I'm sure most people hate the lampoon or Harvard in general but It really is magical hogwarts. It's the boards. It's like hogwarts for.
"obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"An- An I was thinking colonial. I really was thinking gasset jets and and cobblestone streets center insurance people turning take that sounds fantastic and then I got my brother Neil to drive me and we showed up in early February of eighty eight pitch black freezing and we get off the Williamsburg Bridge and start heading south. And then we get off. And it's just looked like a like one of those post-apocalyptic take movies of burned out cars. And all the streetlights were were dark and someone said later on they told me the the crack dealers. Shootout streetlights lights. Oh so everything was dark smart and I kept thinking what is this. Got Off on the wrong thing and my brother Neal is saying no no no this is this is Berry street this is and and then finally the car starts to slow down and he goes gets to forty two to four. No no no no no no no no no. This can't be any comes to stop. And it was a scary scary place to live and I remembered coming to work one day and used to take Ayla to walk eight blocks north to get to the end the L.. I went and got frye boots with giant heels and I would wear a trenchcoat wrote because I thought that it would make me look tougher and I would have a cigarette coming into my math because they thought this would make me look tough but I just I looked. I looked like a tough law. I'm not a tough looking guy to kids in exactly. Yeah Look Nineteen Thirties. Movie were three kids. Try and get into a movie as an adult. You're on my shoulder to see the movie. It was terrifying and then I came to work and I remember listening to chatter US chattering. And you're doing something and then you just heard me say you know I just came in from Williamsburg why Williamsburg. He was burgundy wine. Yeah and he said you gotta get out of their fucking dot long long right after after. You told me that I got out and I moved to Eighteenth Street. Yeah Yeah so thank you. You saved my life. Okay well there you have it yet. Yeah you know what this is. It's been a joy very nice having you here in laughing our asses off. And let's do this again. This is really fun. Yeah we mean what was that. It wasn't I'm trying to know I was going like I'm wondering when we do. And how do you do that. Do you do that. You will see you had Dana. Yeah I know a couple of again you know you never know okay okay good. What a terrible blending awful to interview just to sort of? I think it's like a little wind. It's a wind down to be continued. Yeah one yeah yeah voices giving really. Oh Aw Al Franken thank you. Yeah well I hope you enjoyed Listening that beautiful music is by Leo. Cocky the Great Leo Cocky. I WanNa thank Peter Osburn. UGH Burn for producing. We'll talk again next week..
"obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"Were there but I bear you no L. will go okay but can I ask a question because you've told the story before USA sort of made it seem like it was a joke but where you really telling him to be quiet now. I'm confused fused doing a bit of a Joe. I think you're doing a bit. I I want to have a successful TV show at any kind of my goal. And he'd been there a while also he was very drunk and it wasn't I'm not a music critic but I don't think they don't think it was his best work. The wheels on the bus ie around Sundance Bahamanian here. Yeah yeah the bill's gone and guess what happens. People get the get to work right and wrong good show. I don't remember if it was a good show. I don't either. Ah Eighth slightly passable show but now I I. You're I will say absolutely fearless Louis. You I remember you not being intimidated by a massive stars and just going right in and were you always way way. Were you like that. In nineteen seventy five dollars. who were you ever a scared pup or do you have any remember of that first show like how scary it was doing being alive show? Will this even work. What if will this? It was very unlike what the show became. Because we had I think three musical lacks or something and you had muppets to think. We had muppets. We had music act. The hit was Chevy in an update. Yeah and the show didn't become the show until you know started getting more like what it was in the lily. Tomlin I think was the first shows seem like one of the shows but George Carlin. I think did to mine long or something. It was like it was like midnight express. Yeah but with more people people always try to point this out to younger. People that are sitting comedy is that nothing is what you think. It was at the beginning and a good example. All of that is watch a simpsons from the first season First of all Dan Castellaneta. Who Does homer his take on homer was that he sounds like he should sound Walter Matthau and so if you watch I H boy? Now come here boy I. I'll get Chu Tao. Well we'd better I mean it's not and the and the pacing is completely different. It's it's it's radically different and I always tell. Tell everybody that nothing you know. People tend to think that everything springs out practically and that never happens. I mean I think a good show is a living thing I know that you know. Lauren has told me that you know people used to say to him. Starting with the second season season well. It's not as good as the first I did. Yeah I they started doing this dead joke probably right away second season. Oh Yeah I guess it's that Arthur Miller or something said that you know. He wrote death of a salesman. And everyone's like Oh my God this is the best thing ever and and then later on hit right his other plays and people would say it's not it's not like you know it's just not death but salesman then finally late in his life people had read something in people would say you know we've been thinking about it death of a salesman. Isn't that good actually. It was really. It's just if you stick around long enough. They'll pick everything apart. I do my podcasts alone. I'm like back in. There's nobody in the studio with me except a climate scientists is on and we're talking about obviously obviously global warming and what we need to do and he gets into the Underdeveloped world the poor countries of the world the Third World countries and when their economies expand that they're going to have to kind of skip a generation of energy. They'RE GONNA have to skip coal hole and go into You know carbon neutral fuel and that kind of thing and I said well how could we just get these these countries not to develop and he didn't laugh he saw okay for example so we had former energy secretary very earnest. I'm laughing and he's on and he's a great guy and he he actually associated all the technical aspects of the Iran nuclear deal. He's a brilliant brilliant guy. He was the head of the physics department at Mit. And and we're we're talking also about climate and We have this discussion about whether natural gas is a transition addition or not. There's controversy about that. And he says it is he says it is and he says I for example. I work with Southern Company. which is this big big utility in the south so I say to him you working for the man and he goes well or the woman? uh-huh maybe didn't know the phrase. That's exactly what happened. I like. He just didn't know the phrase working for the man and and he I I think he's five years older than me or something like that and people five years older than me. No the phrase working for the man yes but I think he was studying physics. He's trying to fix the world he's. Va trying to save our planet from from a global disaster. So he didn't and you're angry that he's not up on his. I'm not angry not angry. I'm just I'm going like I. I really respect him I think he's he's a great a great public servant the great mind and he's a tremendous asset to this country in the world but I just kept making fun of him. I hey can I get you. I know you're over but we can. Yeah we cut. I don't but this guy does okay. So how so chop this up anyway. Yeah okay so so we did. We had to rewrite table. On Thursdays Thursdays we rewrite and The Bush secaucus debate. Now right now and you know for those who don't remember Dukakis. BACCHUS was probably about what five six or something yeah and Bush was like I don't know h w Bush was like six one to a lot in the news is that Dukakis was could he stand on something and and the camps were going back and forth like well. It can be one apple box but it can't be to see you know maybe it can be one step but not a step and a half and they were negotiating. That's was in the news. Were looking for a Joe. You know some way to do this. and Ah we get it from Conan only because he does sound affects right or this sound effect which is a hydraulic lift. Yes yeah so if you look at the the the piece it was Jon. Lovett says Dukakis John Hilarious Dukakis. And he kinda gets behind the podium uh-huh and you see him like get ready and four. I've ever pitching this in the room. Yeah and then the then it goes up. I can't do you I'm GonNa have you do it. And then it goes to high right but it goes like a a lever and Yeah I know he doesn't have somebody else is doing it but he is. He played it so beautifully because he is trying fine not to to caucus trying not to react but he goes up. He's being humiliated trying so what I did in the room. It was just like well. What if he gets behind the podium and then you just hear grinding like an elevator or something because I and was doing that? Copy that day. That was a day where I used to go back to my apartment which was in Williamsburg Aymesburg Brooklyn and this is eighty eight and this is back when you I again. Things are not what they were you. Brooklyn in nineteen eighty. The eight was a scary place to live high to the crack epidemic it's not the Williamsburg of today where there's just. Why did you live there? I know it was less expensive. Yes let's say I didn't the only thing that also I had not lived really in New York before I was coming from Los Angeles where I started my career and I didn't know and so I had a friend this woman. Lynette Cortez who over the phone. I said I just need to find a place to live in New York I just got hired Senate live and she said come live I have an extra I live in a townhouse. And there's there's a room here that you could have and I live in Williamsburg.
"obrien" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"Hey everybody we got a great one. Today you know for a change. It's it's also a departure of sorts CONAN O'Brien an Iot been friends for. I think over thirty years it's now and When I was in La Awhile ago? I was a guest on his late. Night talk show on a tbs he is now the dean of late night TV host. I think he's been thirty. Years hosted the show in a so hard to believe Aleve when he first started he was everyone went. Who the hell is this guy anyway? He he's been a huge influence on comedy And he has his unbelievably successful podcasts. And he interviews a lot of COMEDIANS and John Mullany was on a a recent one and talked about one influence. Now CONAN was not unlike letterman. Who is an influence on comedy CONAN has been a tremendous influence on on comedians. And I did the talk show and then immediately after I went and did the podcast first. The agreement we had was that we'd both post it. So what you're about to hear Cost my team. Nothing and if I must say you're going to enjoy this now you'll notice right away when you listen that there is a lot of laughter and it's not just me and Conan. He has a few people in his studio there and Clothing Sonal Moss Essien who is His assistant at the show has been his assistant at the show since I think since he's come away and I've got I've known on her for a while they've done the show and She's great and She and he have great chemistry. Selma's job basically is. She gives him a lot of Shit. And this is the part of the show were before the guest comes on. So you're not going to hear that. But hopefully my doing. This will steer a lot of my vast audience to Conan and in his wildly successful podcasts and hopefully vice versa But really what sonal and you will hear this Parv her job is she laughs. And if you listen to my interview with Dana carvey about how he did political comedy at SNL and this is not long after. George H W Bush died. We were talking about how he got the Got The impression Russian and one day we were sitting around. You just did a not gonNA do that thing over there and I laughed really really loud and we talked about that. Dana said that laughter is the oxygen of comedy. Now you may have noticed that I'm alone I don't have anybody Laughing and there's one advantage to that which is that. If if I say something that I think is funny. No one can prove that it wasn't anyway. I think you're really going a to enjoy this now. We we've added a little bit. We've we've Taken out the parts where Conan talks to SONA and Matt Gowrali Gowrali who is the Producer of the podcast. Let's face it. You WanNa hear me you know but but what you'll hear you'll hear sonal laughing. We were all laughing. We had a great time. I know you're gonNA enjoy this one. And if you we haven't listened to Conan O'Brien needs a friend. You'd be there. I think he has like a million downloads per her podcast. Anyway so But you gotTA gotta go check it out so but we'll listen to this and I swear to God you're GonNa this is a great one for change I met you in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight eighty eight. Listen I thas correct thirty one years ago. Yeah I yeah I was a kid. I remember very clearly My writing partner at the time Greg Daniels and I came to New York to write on Saturday night live and I pitched something and no no no no no no you laugh the Al Franken laugh. Oh and I immediately really relaxed. I thought we were GONNA get bounced out of there any second pitch. We sketch remember what it was about. It was about a lab professor. It was something I used to do for my friends. It's a lab professor. He'd be like who had a lab skeleton. He say well we have. Of course the Patella is the thickest the bones and then he would look over this going he and he got scared every time. And you and then you so you came up to me and you and I really like that and I wait a minute. Let's sorry that's how Utah Roseanne Barr. That was a T. Rex a But anyway you were a generous laugher with me right away and I remember that feeling great. I remember that feeling. Great if people aren't laughing in in the office or is harder right. It's a it's interesting too because everything would be based on you. Remember this the read throughs that we would do a live and you did how many I mean if you add up all your years. It's Saturday night live. Isn't it like one hundred eleven. It's something crazy. I did fifteen in seasons so we did twenty year right That's three hundred numbers I was good at math both science and and I'm a sputnik kid was born fifty one when sputnik went up. My parents marched me and my brother into the living room and said you boys are. We're going to study math and science so we can beat the Soviets and I thought that was a lot of pressure. Did you really thought it was Z.. You guys in Minnesota we were. We were literal. Yeah a liberal and obedient. Yeah and so and so oh my brother was really really really good at it and went to MIT. And I was really good at it and I you know went to another school tool. That was very well thought of. Yes yes I've heard of that school and he became a photographer and I became a comedian. Yeah but we beat the Soviets. You know it's nice that you took that seriously and then Yes the wall came down the Soviets were defeated and then sonal married one. Is that right. Yes but he. He wasn't one of the Soviets. You were fighting well away as he was he was a child. We we were fighting. We're fighting them all. He was a child and he grew up in the Soviet Union. The child came here here yet when he was eleven hour and I maintain that when you fight the Soviets you fight them mall Manso tack your husband. Even as a small child we were we were out to defeat tack. You're saying tack was the enemy. Yes he was and now he's not. He was a child so I don't I disagree with a child's name. Remember anyway. Yeah so I I came to live and I was so scared and and then got to know you Jim Downey right away. And that's the thing about that. I was impressed with his. They throw you right into the deep end. There's no you'd think that. What is the band? got to write a sketch. was that the deep end. No but what I'm saying is you've got to do your the job. The deep end. Okay Yeah right right a sketch right right. GO IN AND PITCH to Steve Martin go in and pitch to Martin Short going in pitch to. You've just come in off the street but that's a that's like cool a privilege. You're you're getting think being thrown in the deep end is a good thing Haha. God this isn't going. I thought it was a pejorative okay. It's just not going away. I wanted.
Trump names hostage envoy Robert O'Brien as next national security adviser
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Disney planning Star Wars spinoff series starring Diego Luna
Disney+ streaming service gets a new name, logo, and more confirmed content
"You know, I I've been wondering since Disney announced the streaming service, and this, you know, this deal with FOX going, you know, apparently going through, you know, what would be left for who with the Disney streaming service launching. But now that we know that the Disney streaming services going to be split up into right now five categories, National Geographic, Star Wars marvel Pixar in Disney that doesn't seem to include like ABC in the other like, you know, TD networks. I mean that Content's probably going to go on Hulu, not that anybody said anything about that. But. Chris I'm wondering, you probably watch more content that both mean been combined. Are you nervous? But what's going to happen too? I mean. Maybe you know, I don't think never happens now like Hulu content just going to go up in smoke. The way film struck is unfortunately, but yeah, I'm not really sure I mean, you know, I do like Hulu, I don't mind the interface so much. So I guess it's it's really a wait and see sort of thing. What do you think about the original programming on who is thus far? I haven't seen a lot of it. But the the stuff I've watched I liked I really liked Castlerock. I've loved the looming tower, which is another one of their shows. So it's they're slowly building their own lineup. It's not quite as good as net flicks yet. And I don't think it's quite as buzz about like, I really like the show they made call the first about going to Mars with Sean Penn. But I haven't seen anyone talk. I really don't know if they're having as much impact as they should be. It's weird for me, the Hulu original programming fuels more like network to login than it does like cable or premium like cable programming like Netflix, and, you know, aim see in the HBO that kind of stuff Ben do you have any experience originals? Yeah. I mean, I watched the Handmaid's tale. That's the big one that I've seen every episode of that one certainly doesn't seem like something that looked be on network TV. But I think. Really? I don't know for me. I haven't really watched much of their original stuff beyond that. I've seen some of the episodes of the Mindy project, which Hulu saved after NBC cancelled it, but yeah, I haven't really gotten a chance added a bunch of stuff to Mike you there. But it's sort of like the the third or fourth thing that I check through when I'm looking to watch something I'll I'll go to my DVR first. And then I'll go to like Netflix, and then check down to, you know, HBO go or something like that. And then go to Hulu, and so, yeah, there's still a lot there that I haven't something my teeth into yet is hint speeds tail the the loan esteem show original show who at this point. I can't think of anything else I can have them. And I can't think I mean Castlerock had a lot of hype around it. But I don't think that's like prestige. Yeah. That's not going to be. I don't think we're going to see a lot of that with the word season and stuff that. Yeah. It'll be interesting. What happens to? Who and also wear Twentieth Century, Fox falls into this. Because we don't know, you know, we we've heard that wants to keep this Disney streaming service this Disney. Plus, I don't like this name had been. I know Ben you like it. But like what does that even mean Disney? Plus, it's like more than Disney. Yeah. It's I don't know. Google. Plus to me, isn't that like a thing like Google, plus or my remembering something wrong that was a thing. Thing. Of. No, it's a. I'm wondering if Twentieth Century Fox could, you know, become the six brand in that Disney streaming service, or if the the FOX content might somehow fall into who in some way, like is that too is it to adult is it above the family friendly threshold, then Disney wants to keep on the streaming service. Yeah. Like would they include some of that stuff in the Disney category? Because that you know, the just the word Disney sort of implies family friendly. So yeah, I can see what you're talking about there that might be a problem. But then it's Disney. Plus, so it could be more than just Disney. Right. Yeah. Disney after door to that. Time..