35 Burst results for "Octavia"

Octavia Spencer Apologizes for Prenup Joke

The Breakfast Club

00:39 sec | Last week

Octavia Spencer Apologizes for Prenup Joke

"All right. Now tabby taibbi spencer has apologized to britney spears and sam gary remember we were talking about the prenup situation and she made a joke. You know to make sure. You get a pre-nup wednesday announced britney spears announced that she was engaged. Whoa now she's apologizing for that. She apologized privately and she wrote an instagram posts. Y'all a few days ago. Sam britney announced their engagement and me being me. I made a joke. My intention was to make them laugh. Not cause pain. I restarted this lovely cup of privately to apologize and now wants to restore just a smidge of happiness. That they were robbed of. She said britney fans have seen her through a lot of pain and found happiness where thrilled for her seles. Show them love no negativity

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"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

03:00 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

"Something where she knew her own limitations. Yeah it's that's a good feeling. It's a good feeling. Wild seat doesn't pigeonhole itself by making absolute claims. Instead it gets you to question things that society pigeonholes and puts us binary his men and woman good and evil darkness and light but the darkness is really dark and it goes. It goes there. It goes where it needs to go but there's joy in. There's hope as well which is i think which is that valance is really important. A balanced octavia wrestled with in her own work and in her own life. I don't know how we're going to end up. Well the thing about my books is even. Bo is a lot of pessimism and bad feeling. There is always hope at the end..

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"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

03:45 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

"Why. I hadn't tried to defend myself. At least tried was getting so used to being submissive. She used to feel ashamed of her mother being made but then she also realized that her mother suffer those humiliations in order for her to eat their existence. And they're the things that they did in order to survive or very much present in who she was who she was becoming. I read something about how that was one of the most painful books for her to write because it dealt with this history that was so directly connected to her own family. Oh absolutely and i think octavia felt that her mother and her grandmother were really the archetypal heroines or heroes. That were not being written about that. They had a real heroics and real survival because they were still here she sang. I think that the past is not passed that its present and everything happening in the present simultaneously. Rooted in the past is not like you erased one. She knew that she needed to write it. And there's something really pressing on her soul to get it done..

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"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

SmartLess

02:20 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

"Of the by. No no no. We don't have yet. We don't have we don't have earned have it was good. No yours was terrible. That was one of the worst and we're doesn't him. We're keeping it in. We should cut that one. Nope no. We're not going to cut it. Are you out of your fucking mind. Thank you keeping it. But we're going to sit here. We're gonna keep talking until somebody comes up with an idea and tries to gently braided into the conversation. So so again so octavia fantastic fantastic incredible She's there in boston Throwing out options for you guys. Sean started writing ideas down. Yes i would say. That rhymes with high okay. Oh my god doesn't know we don't need help. He's home which is let us think so. Imagine what she's doing today she's up there. She's she's up there. she's enjoying her life. She's making a musical go. She's up there in boston. It's a nice sunny day. She might just get along the charles river and we'll just go on one of those beautiful by big trail your art. I shown you just went by terrible. Here's this. I'll tell you what this has been the worst attempt end to this show real sloppy ending really sloppy. And you know what it's left.

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"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

SmartLess

02:26 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

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"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

SmartLess

07:59 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

"So they're walking along and and they're going michael. Sarah michael sarah and he had no idea which way to look so we'll and you're telling you would say you're telling the joke backwards you. He's walking along and he says just just keep going as they call your name and he keeps hearing them. Go michael sarah anything. Oh my god. This is incredible. Michael sarah and then he looks on either side of in one side. Is michael douglas. The other side of sarah jessica parker. That's how you tell a joke. Go to a commercial fucking harassing fucking commercial. We'll take a breath. You're right you're right. You're right we'll well you're right. Hey it's great to be here on jason's first day job. This is fun. This is why. I don't write you know when you when you have something as big as the help and then you and then you start getting offers in your Your career starts opening up and and getting bigger and bigger and people are noticing. How talented you really are. And you're invited into that kind of status quo look at what's going on all pumped up because he loves being right now in this league of of of you know for lack of a grocer word legitimized as an actor you were before but for some reason people see you differently in this business and do you legitimate. Correct word is legitimated. I'm just going to try to be right and was gonna and keeping wrong. Go ahead. jim now navigate Making more difficult decisions as far as representatives dealmaking. There's the business side of that. Fire all your agents. That's how do you. How do you navigate up up that ladder. You know what. I've been very fortunate in that the majority of the people that are with me have been with me since the beginning of this whole journey from from us. Great obscurity to to you know people some people know a my name And so. I feel like i've had a good guidance. And have not felt the need because they know me and they know the things that excite me the things that i am too safe with that i need to push beyond and challenge myself okay. I'm doing that right now. Singing and dancing. Who really doing musical right now. I'm doing a musical guys during the movie. With with will and ryan yes. Oh that's right. We should just go to boston. Because they're all there. We literally interviewed everybody in that. Show us go up there. Guys and sean anders. I mean directing and i just feel very lucky that The reason i am not a one hit wonder and went out on a high note with the hell is that i have wonderful Partnerships and representation ballista cates on everybody at viewpoint. Just i feel like our publicist and i. Don't i feel like the guidance is there and they understand me. So i feel very lucky. You must feel. And i feel like you get all the attention shawn doesn't get anything because i would do that. If i was your publicist i would go you. All of my press kosdaq. Jv and then be look at my. I'd be like oh it's sean. Hey hey thanking allah So what is the. What is the role that you've always wanted that you didn't get the audition for you heard. That was maybe going to be offered. But you didn't get it or oh honey this. The absolute i have always been obsessed with kevin costner I he's one of those actors that i've seen everything he's done and how high played so many nurses in in in hollywood that there was a movie that he did call dragonfly and there is a nurse it was a a doctor and his wife was killed in a foreign country and he had to go he was going back to get her remains and found out that he literally had a child that you know he didn't know about and It was so amazing and they brought me back so many times to play his nurse. Who had all these things with kevin and it was after the fifth time thing i have it i have it. I honestly thought in those har- films when people are so afraid or they're so angst ridden that they're in the shower and they're just so upset that they cry and slide down the back of the shower. I when i found out. I didn't get that part i was like okay. Okay take a shower. And as i'm in the shower live down the back long. And what pulled me out of guys were pulled me out of it. Is that my towel. Got stuck in the drain and literally. The water was rising up and it snapping out of it because it was about to overflow a full time. One time i auditioned i had a call back with kevin costner. Every tell you guys this year not go and I was in new york for that movie. Did call the and So the night before had gone for some sushi and so you're a little puffy and No well that was the least of my problems back then and so i get home about three. Am i wake up. And i am throwing in going It's just a batch. I ended up going to losing water. Wait sorry keep going. Jason jason clasping half-full lucky so going to nyu medical center and they put me on. You know they give me sort of a you know. Put me on a on a bag gaining waterway. Keep calling so so. I can barely keep it together. But i've got this huge callback at the essex house hotel on central park south in new york and go up there and i remember dead of like the middle of summer super hot. I'm sweating and i'm like i can't be to more than five feet from the bathroom at this point and so i come in to talk to kim carson. I sit down really gingerly. Sure oh you're sore and there's more coming in. I'm like yeah he's to meet you really excited. He's like okay. Let's see we start to read and he goes out in speed. And i'm thinking oh i've torn something. Don't yourself in kevin costner. Diligent yourself through it. I barely i got through. It was terrible. Because i was just i was rack and i'd been hostile. Swing nice to meet you and of course not get the part anyway kevin. If you're out there. 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"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

SmartLess

07:53 min | Last month

"octavia" Discussed on SmartLess

"Edward primal fear. Primal fear auditioned for that. Well they had a cast big huge casting calls in new york and chicago and everything and so. You obviously auditioned for that. And i helped in the catacombs in new york but you must have seen some horror story auditions before. Do you have any because this. I'm going to take this taking page out. Shawn's one of his books from the back that he hasn't read And say what was your worst casting nightmare that you were witnessed to man worst impair like like cringe-worthy where you're just felt like. Oh gosh i wish i was while you're thinking of when i have one i. I played the piano for dishes for musicals. And i play the piano for anne right for all the kids coming in to audition and to play. I play tomorrow over and over again right and there's a song called. There's a song called. i know i'm going to like it here. do you know that's on. I know i'm gonna like it here. In the whole the the beat right and this girl comes in and she says she stands there and she goes counts the numbers under her breath while she's holding the note so she goes. I know i'm gonna like gets here to the her highs as she must have been like six years old so i wish i would have seen you back sean. What let me know. What was the hair strategy when you were playing piano and auditions. My hair strategy was just cut as close to a bowl as i possibly. Could you abol cut absolutely how. How much were you giving to the company. The dep that made depp gel. How much money your money. I know lori l. spritz loyal sports all the way and what about moose what happened to move where did hold didn't hold. Did it wait so so so so so we we've gone through the thing so so then so you working in casting. What's the moment is one of those great miracle stories. Are you reading and the directors there and says hang on a second. The reader is the best actor. We've had in here today. Is that what happened. Please tell me what happened. It made me want to act because on most of the jobs that we worked on whenever we doing this smaller roles director would say you know. I i want somebody with a personality or david. So i would always eat offered these parts and i would politely turn down because i was a professional. I couldn't mix it up. I mean what you more. Well exactly what do you call that. Yes sexy indifference sexy indifference. Yeah so i'll bet you having seen everyone come through the door it It made you feel a little bit more confident Each time you were on the other side right because you know the the the imagination goes to a place where like everybody is better than me. in in general in life but then when you see people come through like oh i can compete with that you know. I wish more actors could be on the other side and see that. You're plenty talented honey. I have to tell you that. I would recommend it but now with everything being the way that it is. People are putting themselves on tape and won't ever get that experience but totally demystified. What happened in the room for me. So i i would say to anybody that can help cast a student film just to see what different actors do. Because here's the interesting thing when it's written out in the breakdown in the script enough description all of that people come in and a lot of people make the exact same choice. Because it's it's worded that such and such does this. We're looking for a thirty to forty year old. Who has this well heights and weight or whatever and this look and it has to act this way to fulfil that instead of just bringing themselves. They're unique quality of choice. Make a choice. And i i find myself sometimes. I thinking when. I'm reading something now to make sure to make choices that it may be maybe wrong choice but just to have something completely unique that no one else will do you own that you're able to to to execute. Yeah now. when is the last time you auditioned Oh man it's it's been. I feel like every day dishes honestly but it's been it's been ten years. I'm going to start making choices. Like imagine a scene where you've got to deliver some bad news. But i'm just like well. We just got the report back. It looks like i'm not gonna who different. There's a song from les mis hold on. That's called empty chairs empty tables where my friends are dead and gone and you just think with a huge smile on my face. So wait octavia. You said casting made want to start acting. You had no interest before that and you just got that as a job or what was it like as a kid. Well i always wanted to be a producer honestly and i love acting but you know. I'm from a very practical household. And my mom would have been supportive actor but You know she really liked. Wanted me to be a doctor or a lawyer. And i'm a germaphobe so i knew doctoring was not in my future because everything anybody came into the room with. I would probably didn't get it your home. I got catching salesman sean. Just describing describe it. And i get it. You know you're talking to a couple of world class djerma folks. Here with me so octavia. What's tell me your. Let's let's let's let's open up. This germaphobe thing. What is because Because i've got an answer for me. We'll go around the horn. What is what grosses you out. What will you not do because there's too much germ potential most start with mine. Uh so you know what i'm talking about. I will never walk barefoot on a hotel floor. Look good ever ever. I will never go to very famous. Theme parks Do you want even entered the grounds. I don't think i need to go. Got it That's aggressive octavia. I will never sit at a on a plane without wiping. And i've been doing this year's wipe it everything down so definitely the headrest right. Yeah ooh head resident anything that my hand has to touch has to be wiped down the seat crack button. You gotta really get that one touch point touch point. I will never. I will never have gazpacho soup in october after october. Now barry won't do it even now. No even if i'm even if i am in the south of france do it even be know what you gotta do. Is you got to do because it's cold. So all the bacteria can lip hano. This is more. No it's just more out of a sense of decency. Yeah now so. I wipe down the plane i wipe down the planes the seats to as well. That's that's kind of a newer thing to me. I remember like january twenty twenty. I flew to london right before the lockdown. And i went back and i looked at my Search retirement search history before. I looked at my Amazon order history ordered masks in january. Twenty twenty. I was so nervous about everything coming to re seeing on the news and had to fight london and i wiped my area down and wore a mask and everybody looked at me like i was like look at this nut job..

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"octavia" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

06:26 min | 2 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"About a woman who forever changed the science fiction genre. The one and only octavia butler octavia is still butler was born on june. Twenty second nineteen forty seven. Her father lawrence james butler a shoeshiner died when she was very young swat. Tv was raised by her mother. Octavia margaret guy. They lived in pasadena. California octavius mother worked as a maid to support the family as a young child in the nineteen fifties stories. Were octavius escape from reality. America was in a period of transition amidst the post world war. Two boom the rise of the cold war. And the start of the civil rights movement octavia was very shy tall child who kept mostly to herself. She loved books and started writing her own stories. From the age of ten her love of reading was unhindered. By the fact that octavia was dyslexic. Though money was often short to support her daughters interests. Octavius mother picked up books. Wherever she could and helped octavia get a library. Card when octavia was twelve years old. She discovered a genre that would change her life. Science fiction she later said it appealed to me more even than fantasy because it required more thought. More research into things that fascinated me octavia dreamed up alternate universes drawing from sources including astronomy and botany after graduating from high school octavia enrolled at pasadena city college where she earned an associates of arts degree in nineteen sixty eight. She later also studied at california state university los angeles and continued her education via writing programs. She took a course through the screen writers guild. Open door programme with award-winning sci. Fi writer. Harlan ellison and while attending the clarion science fiction writers workshop. She sold her. First story octavia always focused on writing but she also took on other jobs to support herself. She was a telemarketer a dishwasher and even chip inspector in a factory. She would often wake up at two in the morning to right. After five years of rejection octavia sold her first novel. The book entitled pattern master is set in a distant future when humans are equipped with telepathic. Powers it was published the following year and critics applauded the well-built plot. And well developed characters. Soon after octavia published two more novels. Mind of my mind and survivor. Using the money earned from advances on her previous novels octavia took a trip to maryland to research her next award. Winning book kindred she wrote the first and last chapters of the book during a three hour. Wait at a bus station. Kindred is about a young black woman who travels back in time to the nineteenth century us-south to save the life of her white ancestor in a new york times interview. Octavius said she drew inspiration from her. Mother's job she said. I didn't like seeing her. Go through back doors. If my mother hadn't put up with all those humiliations. I wouldn't have eaten very well or lived very comfortably so i wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure for some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia via science. Fiction was away to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future azam octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point. Her books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality in corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and reveal deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today all month. We're talking about storytellers for more on. Why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly. Follow us on facebook and instagram at encyclopedia manica special. Thanks to lose kaplan my favorite sister and co-creator talk to you tomorrow..

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How Octavia Butler Used Science Fiction to Address Social Injustice

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:18 min | 2 months ago

How Octavia Butler Used Science Fiction to Address Social Injustice

"For some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia via science. Fiction was away to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future azam octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point. Her books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality in corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and reveal deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today

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Nichelle Tramble Spellman on the Writers Responsibility and Representation in Hollywood

Influence

02:33 min | 3 months ago

Nichelle Tramble Spellman on the Writers Responsibility and Representation in Hollywood

"Nichelle. Very nice to meet you. Thanks for making the time. Thank you so much. Maybe you could help us understand. What a show runner is to the people. Have a bit of an idea as to what it is that you do well. It's the person who's in charge of both the creative and the production. It's a big title for one person. You sit in writers rooms for years with different show runners and you sit there and you think yeah. I wouldn't do that that way. And then you get into that seat and you understand the reasons why some choices were made because it can be very overwhelming job. Usually as a writer. You're focused on the rioting focused on pending deadlines writing something that people respond to but now you're bombarded with questions about the construction of the sets casting the budget props you know whether this paint color looks good on the ceiling of this one room that they might not show on camera and i came home after the first week and i said to my husband. I didn't know that. So many questions existed in one day. So it's kind of like you're the general you're in charge of all the troops. Would it be fair to say the sort of the for that project. yes yes. So you're the series. Could truth be told if those you listening having watched it you should do. And it's about a journalist turned. Podcast played by incredible octavia spencer who revisits a murder case. And there's a medication that she covered as a young journalist. I just wanna ask octavia spencer. She everything that you'd hoped she'd be. She's amazing she's she's the best. She's the best actress and she's a wonderful human being. So i got so lucky with my first. Show that number one on the call. She is just a diamond and season to kate. Hudson joins us and she was perfection. So i just you know almost want to end the show. Because i don't want to risk it now. The character played by otavio. Spencer as podcast. Obviously that's relevant for us. As of this project you went out and raise the money. You pitched it to apple an apple board. So why podcasting. What's the unique power of this medium. A couple of things. This is based on a book called. Are you sleeping. And i went to a meeting with a producer who had worked with in the past as i was getting ready to leave. She said oh yeah. We got the spoken that hasn't been published yet. But i think there's something there do you wanna take a look at it and maybe read it over the holiday. This was maybe three christmases

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When DNA Research Doesn't Benefit All of Us

The Pulse

01:30 min | 4 months ago

When DNA Research Doesn't Benefit All of Us

"When pulse reporters journal. A heavy has a question about her family history. She knows exactly where to turn her. Mother and some of that history is on display in their house. In fact at the entry of our home we you come in. Our home is all the ancestors on the wall. That's my mom octavia mcbride. She got her knack for sleuthing when she was a news reporter in the late eighties and every time i had an assignment for school that involve family history. Choose the person i went to. Yeah i was excited. Because i felt like i was passing the baton to you because i was always sort of liked the person collecting the pictures and the stories. So i i get great strength and pride from knowing my family stories sharing them and passing them along to my own children and my nieces and nephews and sojourner does your mom do her research with paper records or how does she go about it. Yeah it's been a mix of paper records and story. She's heard over the years from relatives so for example. My mom was able to piece together. The story of her grandmother della mae. She had my mother. Sally by a white man and of course nineteen thirty one those types of relationships and the children that came from them. You know they were legal. So the white family who was pretty prominent place. My mother and the home of a sort of fair skinned family where my mother would would not stick out

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Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer Team Up in 'Thunder Force'

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

02:08 min | 5 months ago

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer Team Up in 'Thunder Force'

"You of the pleasure of chatting with a couple of long time pals. Listen. McCarthy, who hails from the Plainfield area, starting bridesmaids, and ah, number of really funny movies and actually also gave us a great dramatic turn in Ah movie a couple of years ago. Was nominated for an Academy Award. Octavia Spencer, You know from the movie help, as well as a number of other motion pictures, she actually won the Academy Award for best. Supporting actress the year that the help came out. She and Melissa McCarthy are best friends. They are longtime best friends in real life. And for the first time Collaborated on a brand new movie that is called Thunder Force. It's kind of Ah SciFi superhero spoof. I guess you might say comedy. About 2 40 something longtime friends. Childhood friends get together again later in life. One of them is very successful. One of them is, you know Melissa's character is, you know, down on her luck and always failing, and everything that she does comes to her friend for some help and discovers that her friend had developed a serum. Which gives people extraordinary powers she accidentally gets injected with this serum and winds up with extraordinary powers s O. They both wind up. With extraordinary powers and take on the take on the task of reading the their city of crime happens to be the city of Chicago, which you know, normally, I would be very happy to see the city of Chicago in a film. But what they did was they came into the city. They shot some exteriors of the buildings and you know some of the outside scenes. But they did not shoot most of the movie here, so ah, lot of the movie that they're pretending is Chicago clearly is not you see the skyline. You see the You know some of the buildings and things like that, but that's

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How To Bend Reality with adrienne maree brown

Black History Year

02:49 min | 6 months ago

How To Bend Reality with adrienne maree brown

"What does black liberation look like to you and out is your work. Contribute to that. One of the books. That i i wrote on the came out. Two years ago now is called pleasure activism and i bring that in because my vision of black liberation has shifted over the years. It used to just be like. I just want to be free. I want us to be free. But now i want even more than that. I want us to be able to really touch into our joy and our sense of belonging and our sense of connection and safety without having to look over our shoulders without having to wonder if anyone can see us at. The police are about to stop us. Harm us I really want that level of a black resilience to be something we're not holding against the hardest cost to us but something that's just able to be so that's one of my big views of like what i want. Black liberation to look like and a lot of it is measured by the children in my life in the children in the world. I want children to be able to look at adults. See liberated and joyful black adults around them who compared the while and love them while and caretake for them while because we're not under duress of trying to survive system is constantly trying to kill us and my work on that you know. I wrote pleasure activism. I've studied dodgy. Lord i studied octavia butler Concentrating trying to write an invite people into conversations where we talk about. What's the future we actually want in not. Just what's the best. We can negotiate from people who have consistently oppressed us But what do we actually want for our people. What is our vision. What is the vision for black people. In african diaspora people the predates our trauma in that will take us beyond our trauma. What is after a few tourism as it was originally articulated. The idea after future like black people thinking about projecting themselves into writing ourselves into the future and it was actually named by scholar. Who was not black. Mark dairy Was looking at the pattern. That was emerging of this particular kind of writing from a bunch of black authors in the time and i wanna name netti a core for who is a nigerian american science fiction writer and she talks about african futures that there's also other ways other places to look at the future that are not rooted in the us experiment which i always find comforting to just remember that. There's so many people who share lineage had different experiences and what we're trying to write as a future that's broad enough for all of us but that's the basics of effort futures. You know when. I talk about africa futures. I mean is there are black people in the future and we are self determining what that means like how we will occupy the future in a way. That is powerful for us.

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Another Busy Week on Mars: Perseverance Rover Update

Space Nuts

02:22 min | 7 months ago

Another Busy Week on Mars: Perseverance Rover Update

"Talk about perseverance. Fred wears it up. I actually saw the other day that were trying to map out a journey for it and they come up with two paths life but the other one was more likely to give the results they were looking for now trying to choose which way to go option to better data probably much more dangerous so i don't know way went. They have. they started moving. I don't know the answer to that. But i do know yourself started moving cooks. They've put six point five meters on. Its odometer worked now half the price and so what they did. Was they rolled forwards. Full beta four maters then one hundred and fifty degree turn on this pictures that show you the fact that within the wheels the turn because with a six wheeled rover each independently controlled you. Can you can just turn on the spot. So they turned hundred and fifty degrees and then drove backwards to two and a half meters. So it's now got six and a half meters on the clock exactly as you said it will be worth the price. But if they drove backwards rewind the odometer. I suspect that doesn't work. In positive cases probably a lot of its travel will be back backward. In fact i remember. I think it was opportunity outta damage wheel and for a long long time many years it could only go backwards to drag the wheel. That were stuck one other bit of news is that's my interest you know. But they've nasa has announced the the name of the landing site because these when you land rover united side. And it is called the octavia e butler landing and octavia e. Butler apparently was an award. Winning american science fiction writer who died in two thousand and six very young. He was only fifty eight so about thanking on. She was only fifty. I do beg your pardon. Sorry i should have recognized up with a on the end. Yes she was an award-winning americans. Fictionally as as i said she died in two thousand and

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Perseverance rover makes tracks on Mars

Innovation Hub

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

Perseverance rover makes tracks on Mars

"A short drive two weeks after touching down to seek signs of past life on Mars. As an engineer on a saree FIA shared photos with reporters during a teleconference the wheel tracks that we left on Mars. I don't think I've Never been happier to see wheel tracks that I've seen a lot of them. And this is just a huge milestone for the mission. Mission managers say. The six wheeled rover called perseverance put just over 21 ft on its odometer during a half hour test drive this week as the scientists have also announced that they've named the site where the rover touchdown. And honor of the late sign fit science fiction writer Octavia Butler. The stock market came roaring back on Friday

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Perseverance Rover Makes Tracks on Mars

Inside Europe

00:43 sec | 7 months ago

Perseverance Rover Makes Tracks on Mars

"Has taken its force first, a short drive two weeks after touching down to seek signs of past life on Mars. As an engineer on a saree FIA shared photos with reporters during a teleconference. You can see the wheels fact that we left on Mars. I don't think I've Never been happier to see wheel tracks that I've seen a lot of them, and this is just a huge milestone for the mission. Mission managers say. The six wheeled rover called perseverance put just over 21 ft on its odometer during a half hour test drive this week as the scientists have also announced that they've named the site where the rover touchdown And honor of the late sign for science fiction writer Octavia Butler. The stock market came

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"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

Short Wave

01:34 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

"Another person. She can transform her body into the body of a male person she can experience desire and love and sex in whatever kind of gender as whatever race but still always default back to her black woman self her african woman self on yawn. And then there's doro. Doro is a mad scientist. He's breeding certain kinds of people together because he wants to basically generate children who won't die and this is something agnon wu once and they end up sort of being a couple but their adversaries she's always trying to create family and home and community and nurture the people around her and he's always trying to control them manipulate them and push them in threatened them And she will. Not stand for that so octavia has let these very distinct parts of whole. Oh no.

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"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

Short Wave

04:03 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

"Son are named went on the sun. And so that night i opened it up and read it as started. Reading in my mind was even blown even because it was like suddenly. I'm reading this book in a see the name on yang-woo and i know what anya means. I know how to pronounce on. Wu is an able name. It means i of the sun and i'm ebo one of nigeria's indigenous groups and so this was about an evil woman in pre colonial nigeria before was nigeria. Who doesn't die. Who was immortal. Has his mystical abilities moves through the transatlantic slave trade like middle passage to the united states. While she's alive you know she and this is the character who carries who she is all the way across the timeline and unlike is this is a book that i picked up in the science fiction and fantasy section with an eba woman's name in an instant beginning of the cycle. My part like that feeling. I just never i had never experienced it before. I've been waiting to read something like that for how long it was just. It was cathartic to me. It was just being in the and at that moment in my writing career where i'm just trying to figure out snap even trying to figure i knew what i was. I knew what it is. That was writing. i knew it. I just. I just needed something i needed. Something and and discovering octavia in. That moment was was exactly. What i needed. Nettie was excited. So where did she do all that excitement after finding her new favorite author she called her the first thing i thought oh she taught here then. I could talk to her. I could talk to her. So i went to. The organizers of the clarion was like can you. Can i talk to academia. And next thing you know is on the phone with octavia and she basically blacked out. I don't even remember what we talked about. I just remember thinking. What am i doing like. I don't remember anything i said. I remember though the impact like like hearing her voice. I'm like oh this is a powerful person that was the her voice was low and like commanding but she's not commanding. You know like it's like you know people who have like Commanding presence but they don't try to be. They just are like she's talking and she doesn't need to raise her voice. But you're listening. Exactly exactly thinking more from writing wild seed than i had writing anything else and i think it was partly because i was so relieved to have written kindred wild seed was the next book octavia rowhouse after did as a return to her patterns series and in some ways as a gift to herself is about these immortal africans who end up coming to the new world and they have these different qualities and abilities that are really out of this world. The two immortals are named on yang-woo and doro on yahu is a scientist who can control her own body and he'll herself and he'll other people. She controls her fertility. She greets medicines in her body to inject into other people and who can literally change shape into.

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"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

Short Wave

01:33 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Short Wave

"Was quiet and she was very very poor. Her mom would have to decide like what kind of shoes she would buy. Her child like she one time. I think her church shoes and she'd have to wear her church all the time so she was. I think kind of traumatized by that poverty. My name is jason. I'm the founder. And director of the octavia butler legacy network. I teach ethnic studies at cal poly pomona. And i live in southern california. And i m an expert in octavia either life and i work to try to highlight those who are upholding. Her legacy octavia butler was also from southern california. She was born in pasadena. In nineteen forty seven her own family migrated from louisiana to california in nineteen thirty. These were people who survived the depression. Who went hungry because of the depression who has louisiana and came to california and limbaugh very noodle because of the depression..

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"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

07:39 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

"By the early. Nineteen nineties octavia butler had cemented a place for herself. In the white straight dude dominated genre she had received both hugo and nebula awards the highest honors in the sci fi and fantasy world but she was resistant to the labels that were starting to stick labels for the heck out of me. I realized that. If i wrote a biography of my mother's somebody would put the word science fiction on it or at least put it in that section of the store and she wasn't just called a science fiction writer she was being called a black science fiction writer. Are you trying to create a new black mythology. No what is central to what you wanna say about race. Do i wanna see something central about race aside from. Hey we're here. But while she was dodging these titles. Black feminist and queer audiences were embracing edgy x ray sex and gender. She was complicating traditional power. Structures and centering marginalized voices. So the labels persisted. She was octavia feminist. Octavia the afro. Futurist octavia the radical. And then her newest book brought her a whole new reputation. On a whole 'nother level octavia the prophet. Oh that you touch you change all that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God his change or see the book of the living verse. One parable of the sower. So parable of the sower is actually a book that was written where the protagonist lower and old as his girl who lives in this place called robredo which is a stand in for pasadena and she is about fifteen years old turning sixteen in this book. So it's a coming of age novel but this isn't your catcher in the rye or to kill a mockingbird type of coming of age story. Parable of the sower is your. The apocalypse is right now. Coming of age story and this time there were no aliens. there was no time travel. There were no women. Turning into dolphins there was merely a teenage girl in the year. Twenty twenty four watching society crumbled before her very eyes and desperate to find a way to survive. And what was octavius. Inspiration for the story. The news welfare is another of our major problems. We're humane dot. Tv lived in california for most of her life and the state's political lean more and more conservative in the seventy s. When she was starting her career. Ronald reagan was governor. We accept without reservation our obligation to help the disabled the agent. A man who even before he was president was pretty open about being against the idea of people. Funding the government aka taxes and government funding the people but we are not going to perpetuate poverty by substituting a permanent dole for a paycheck. Regan would go onto become president in nineteen eighty-one and his. Yes his famous campaign slogan when he accepted the nomination as the republican candidate for those who've abandoned hope will restore hope and we'll welcome them into a great national crusade to make america great again which by the way is also the slogan of the president in the parable series. Behind her typewriter octavia paying close attention to where the country was headed and what the government was and wasn't willing to pay for. We were getting to that point where we were more thinking more about the building of prisons than of schools and libraries. This was around the time when prop one eighty seven passed. A california law that octavia leader called fantastically stupid that was going through the legislature to bar undocumented folks from leg healthcare and education it was an effort to save taxpayer dollars by denying public services to undocumented. Immigrants this fall. We can send a message to washington to stop illegal immigration by passing proposition. One eighty-seven the sos sos the save our state initiative. She said. Oh you won a bunch of like uneducated sick people who can't go to the emergency room because they're undocumented and she's like okay. Let's extrapolate from there. What happens when another group in society gets cut off and then another group and another who survives. What if those garbage collection. What if the fire department didn't come when your house started to burn down if the police only took bribes to look for your loved ones when they got snatch what if you can go to the hospital. What if there's no gasoline. What if water became scarce. She showed the way of using the news and current events and meticulous research and coming up with something. That's so called fictional but apocalypse has already happened to someone in this timeline. Like she asked what if and then she showed us how. And that's what parable of the sower is. Things just carried on am slowly run down. There's no particular hideous disaster to account for it a little like the soviet union but since we have farther to fall it hurts more when we hit bottom and impeccable of the sewer. We hit bottom by the year. Twenty twenty four southern california and much of the nation has become a wasteland. Society is pretty much a broken people are living in walled communities and risking their lives. Whenever they go out. There are a lot of reasons for this drugs of course and deterioration of public education. Their problems now they become disaster is because they're not they're not attended to. Everyone has guns. No one has jobs and things like tv computers phones. Those are luxuries of the past and sewer. There is even greater risk forecasts. And we've got now and that broke into widening and for one or fourteen folks are the few rich people who are reaching over and so in the novel are people who work as hard as they can have to choose between living in a house and they live on the sidewalk and to top it. All off of global warming is basically a character. She was researching and writing about global warming before people were talking about it in public and she was like it's going to have consequences and those consequences are demonstrated in this book. I wanna talk about what's going to happen if we keep doing what we've been doing if we keep Recklessly endangering the environment if we keep pa paying no attention to economic realities if we keep paying no attention to educational needs if we keep doing a lot of the things that are hurting us now and That's what i wound up writing about and everything else just kind of fell into place..

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"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

05:47 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

"Them in improperly interrogate them did not have the tools and octavia butler. Gave me those tools in so many ways to to interrogate those things in a comfortable way because it was through through literature. And so i didn't have to talk to anybody. It was like the book. And i talking together. Then me just having my crisis by my you know in her her work did bet i would walk away from almost every single one of her novels and short stories just changed now. Two decades. After first discovering octavia nettie is giving wild seed new life. she's co writing the screenplay for a new amazon series based on the book and she's pinching herself of all of octavius books. Wild seat is the one that i feel. I could adapt. And why is that. I mean. I know it's the first one you you've discovered in love but it's it's got to be more than that right in also me naming my daughter after the main character staged. Her name is on ugo but the name that i chose was on yellow in the reason why is not young was because when i brought it to the family they were all like. Oh that's a boy's name. You can't name her that because that's for boys and i stupidly. Listen but whatever. It says all water under the bridge as longtime ago. I would not listen now on a more practical level. You know for me being nigerian. American i i think that i come at it with a point of view that i think suits the character so idea of blending of the past presidents future. All coexisting something. That's a theme. That i've always been interested in that. I always like look at the world through as you know by the conversation we've had so it just all it it. Just it was very clear that this was a It was the right fit. And there's another reason it comes from another conversation. He had with octavia years after that first time that she called her up all starry eyed in this conversation she wanted to know what it was like for activity. Right about the people in nigeria. She said that she didn't wanna spend too much time there. Because she had never been to nigeria. She didn't feel like she knew the culture well enough and so now flash forward years later where i'm adapting it. I can remember that conversation in house. She said she wished she could have delved. Deeper into alabama. She just didn't feel like she could and so now while we're adapting it d- dislike okay. Well let's do that. That's incredible it's it was like this moment of giving you her blessing essentially to to expand upon.

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"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

02:11 min | 7 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Throughline

"Does it ever seem to you that there are people among us who hold up the sky and make the rivers flow who just like other people just like the rest of us only different structural beams and the house. We all share the house. That has a sky for remove and usually. They don't want to call attention to themselves. They just want to be who they are what they do with as little interference as possible octavia comes to my mind. As i among that group of people in her books she showed us the horrors and the great good that humans can create and the choices that she made it her books and in her life always gave us new ways of seeing. She was a beacon of hope. Sometimes even when she wasn't trying. These novels are not prophetic. These novels are cautionary tales. These novels are if we are not careful. You know if we carry on as we have been. This is what we might wind up with. You have to think about what kind of world you wanna live in. And i don't think there is a person alive. Who would want to live in the world that i've written about but we can arrange it the problems that i write about our problems that we can do something about. That's that's why i write about them. All the you touch you change your listening to through line from npr. All the change changes. You will be go back in time. The only lasting truth is change to understand. The of god is change today octavia butler's world all that you touch you change all that you change changes you. The.

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"octavia" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Womannica

06:01 min | 9 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica

"Octavia is still butler was born on june. Twenty second nineteen forty seven. Her father lawrence james butler shoeshiner died when she was very young swat. Tv was raised by her mother. Octavia margaret guy. They lived in pasadena. California octavius mother. Worked as a made to support the family as a young child. In the nineteen fifties stories were activities escape from reality. America was in a period of transition amidst the post world war. Two boom the rise of the cold war. The start of the civil rights movement octavia was a very shy. Tall child kept mostly to herself. She loved books and started writing her own stories from the age of ten. Her love of reading was unhindered. By the fact that octavia was dyslexic. Though money was often short to support her daughter's interests octavius. Mother picked up books wherever she could and helped octavia get a library card. When octavio was twelve years old she discovered a gene that would change her life science fiction. She later said it appealed to me even than fantasy because it required more thought. More research into things. That fascinated me octavia dreamed up alternate universes drawing from sources including astronomy and botany after graduating from high school octavia enrolled pasadena college where she earned an associates of arts degree in nineteen sixty eight. She later also studied at california state university los angeles and continued her education via writing programs. She took a course through the screen writers. Guild open door program with award-winning scifi writer. Harlan ellison and while attending the clarion science fiction writers workshop. She sold her. First story octavia always focused on writing but she also took on other jobs to support herself. She was a telemarketer dishwasher. And even a chip inspector in a factory. She would often wake up at two in morning to right. After five years of rejection octavia sold her first novel. The book entitled pattern master is set in a distant future when humans are equipped with telepathic powers. It was published the following year and critics applauded the well-built plot and well developed characters soon. After a published two more novels mind of my mind and survivor using the money earned from advances. On her previous novels octavia took a trip to maryland to research her next award. Winning book kindred she wrote the first and last chapters of the book during a three hour. Wait at a bus station. Kindred is about a young black woman who travels back in time to the nineteenth century us-south to save the life of her white ancestor in a new york times interview. Octavius said she drew inspiration from her. Mother's job she said. I didn't like seeing her. Go through back doors. If my mother hadn't put up with all those humiliations. I wouldn't have eaten very well or lived very comfortably so i wanted to write a novel that would make others feel the history the pain and fear that black people have had to live through in order to endure for some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia science. Fiction was a way to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future ism octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand and five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality and corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and revealed deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today all month. We're talking about storytellers for more on. Why.

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"octavia" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

05:55 min | 10 months ago

"octavia" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"Hello and welcome to misinformation a trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love cool trivia and sticking it to anoint teams. Have pop quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia hate y'all lowered. Are you full of cheese. Still i am still full of cheese. I want to tell you that the were recording on the day that the cheese up came out and my husband came home and ate an entire block of gouda because apparently he was like that. She's episode really maybe hungry for cheese so we ate a lot of our cheese in our fridge. So did its job. Did what it was supposed to do that yet. We hope you guys enjoyed that. It was something a little different than normal but <hes>. Somebody else mentioned that like they're not a big fan of cheese but they would love to do another dash along episode with its point. So we'll brainstorm. We'll come back to that. Yeah maybe we'll be eating. Maybe it'll be something else. You know who. That's interesting. Mike along with juliet tandem bike. Listen to me. We get a tandem bike and a couple of layers. Listen or and we bike around rochester and talk about the of bicycling and also talk about the history of rochester. How great with did you just come up with this disraeli. I literally just came up with this first of all key. Imagine what people would they. They saw on a tandem bicycle goalie. I attached to us. Like a yeti microphone at like yup. Yup and josh is right a lot riding alongside of us and then our in car bike so i didn't mean this bird. I'm like no it's fine. He's gonna drive next very slow with the with the cords running into the car. I love this so much. Okay that's our next thing called ride along with julian lawrence as they get hit by multiple cars because the worst almost ill-advised thing but you asked for it. Everybody so get ready. It's on your hands. Our blood is on your hands. Basically is what we're saying. Get ready for that man. Speaking of blood oh man. I am very worried now so for this. I decided that i was going to cover <hes>. An author that. I'm not super familiar with a genre of literature but i'm also not super familiar with. I've really learned a lot. And i hope you all will too. I hope i will. Are you ready. Lauren i'm has ever i'll ever be this week. We're entering the brave. New world of octavia butler. Oh you know what i have. Been meeting to read some octavia butler. But i have now. I have not read in a very long time. And i feel like i don't know if i'm ready. You know. I do bet that you would like it. Okay probably a little more. So than i would i. I'm willing to give it all a try great love i think maybe a lot of people have heard her name but they're not totally familiar with her work. Or unless you are like a sci fi reader maybe maybe her name is like completely foreign to you. So here's what you should know. So i was a groundbreaking american writer. She was one of the few women of color publishing an agenda dominated by white men <hes>. Butler won the coveted hugo award which is considered the premier award in science fiction as well as the nebula prize which are which is given to the best works of science fiction or fantasy in the. us <hes>. She won those twice each and that was loud. She all the time she was also the first science fiction writer ever to receive the macarthur fellowship. Wow wow that's interesting. I didn't know that octavia butler was born in pasadena. California in june nineteen forty seven. The only child of her mother's name was also octavia octavia margaret guy who was a housemaid and loris james butler. Who was a shoe. Shine man <hes>. So octavius father died when she was seven and to support the family. Her mother worked as a maid <hes>. She was extremely shy. As a child in octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy books and also in writing <hes>. She did have a mild form of dyslexia but she didn't let this challenge deter her from developing a love of books <hes>. She started creating her own stories early on and she decided to make writing her. Life's work around. The age of ten octavia wrote reams of pages in her big pink notebook and at first she was enamored with fairy tales and also horror stories but she quartz came interested in science fiction magazines. Such as amazing stories and galaxy. Science fiction so octavia did do a lot of interviews later in life. And so i've gotten some really great information right from her own words that i'm going to ask throughout this so to an mit class on the media in transition in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight butler told this anecdote. It's impossible to begin to talk about myself. And the media without going back to how i wound up writing science fiction and that is by watching a terrible movie. Movie was called devil girl from mars. And i saw it when i was about twelve years old and it changed my life. It was one of those old nineteen fifties movies in which the beautiful martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the martian men of died off in there are a bunch of men. Hungry women up there and the earth. Men don't want to go. As i was watching this film i had a series of revelations the i was cheese. I can write a better story than that. And then i thought gee anybody can read about our story than that. And my thought was the clincher. Somebody got paid for writing. Not awful story. Yeah so often. Writing and a year later i was busy. Submitting terrible fiction to innocent magazines.

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The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

05:55 min | 10 months ago

The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler

"Hello and welcome to misinformation a trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love cool trivia and sticking it to anoint teams. Have pop quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia hate y'all lowered. Are you full of cheese. Still i am still full of cheese. I want to tell you that the were recording on the day that the cheese up came out and my husband came home and ate an entire block of gouda because apparently he was like that. She's episode really maybe hungry for cheese so we ate a lot of our cheese in our fridge. So did its job. Did what it was supposed to do that yet. We hope you guys enjoyed that. It was something a little different than normal but Somebody else mentioned that like they're not a big fan of cheese but they would love to do another dash along episode with its point. So we'll brainstorm. We'll come back to that. Yeah maybe we'll be eating. Maybe it'll be something else. You know who. That's interesting. Mike along with juliet tandem bike. Listen to me. We get a tandem bike and a couple of layers. Listen or and we bike around rochester and talk about the of bicycling and also talk about the history of rochester. How great with did you just come up with this disraeli. I literally just came up with this first of all key. Imagine what people would they. They saw on a tandem bicycle goalie. I attached to us. Like a yeti microphone at like yup. Yup and josh is right a lot riding alongside of us and then our in car bike so i didn't mean this bird. I'm like no it's fine. He's gonna drive next very slow with the with the cords running into the car. I love this so much. Okay that's our next thing called ride along with julian lawrence as they get hit by multiple cars because the worst almost ill-advised thing but you asked for it. Everybody so get ready. It's on your hands. Our blood is on your hands. Basically is what we're saying. Get ready for that man. Speaking of blood oh man. I am very worried now so for this. I decided that i was going to cover An author that. I'm not super familiar with a genre of literature but i'm also not super familiar with. I've really learned a lot. And i hope you all will too. I hope i will. Are you ready. Lauren i'm has ever i'll ever be this week. We're entering the brave. New world of octavia butler. Oh you know what i have. Been meeting to read some octavia butler. But i have now. I have not read in a very long time. And i feel like i don't know if i'm ready. You know. I do bet that you would like it. Okay probably a little more. So than i would i. I'm willing to give it all a try great love i think maybe a lot of people have heard her name but they're not totally familiar with her work. Or unless you are like a sci fi reader maybe maybe her name is like completely foreign to you. So here's what you should know. So i was a groundbreaking american writer. She was one of the few women of color publishing an agenda dominated by white men Butler won the coveted hugo award which is considered the premier award in science fiction as well as the nebula prize which are which is given to the best works of science fiction or fantasy in the. us She won those twice each and that was loud. She all the time she was also the first science fiction writer ever to receive the macarthur fellowship. Wow wow that's interesting. I didn't know that octavia butler was born in pasadena. California in june nineteen forty seven. The only child of her mother's name was also octavia octavia margaret guy who was a housemaid and loris james butler. Who was a shoe. Shine man So octavius father died when she was seven and to support the family. Her mother worked as a maid She was extremely shy. As a child in octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy books and also in writing She did have a mild form of dyslexia but she didn't let this challenge deter her from developing a love of books She started creating her own stories early on and she decided to make writing her. Life's work around. The age of ten octavia wrote reams of pages in her big pink notebook and at first she was enamored with fairy tales and also horror stories but she quartz came interested in science fiction magazines. Such as amazing stories and galaxy. Science fiction so octavia did do a lot of interviews later in life. And so i've gotten some really great information right from her own words that i'm going to ask throughout this so to an mit class on the media in transition in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight butler told this anecdote. It's impossible to begin to talk about myself. And the media without going back to how i wound up writing science fiction and that is by watching a terrible movie. Movie was called devil girl from mars. And i saw it when i was about twelve years old and it changed my life. It was one of those old nineteen fifties movies in which the beautiful martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the martian men of died off in there are a bunch of men. Hungry women up there and the earth. Men don't want to go. As i was watching this film i had a series of revelations the i was cheese. I can write a better story than that. And then i thought gee anybody can read about our story than that. And my thought was the clincher. Somebody got paid for writing. Not awful story. Yeah so often. Writing and a year later i was busy. Submitting terrible fiction to innocent magazines.

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"octavia" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

Ride the Omnibus

09:41 min | 1 year ago

"octavia" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

"Really thought that I was a well read person I thought I thought I was well read person I thought I knew a lot of stuff. I don't know anything. I don't even know what I don't know. And like. Yeah. So like all those lists that they've always given you. You know like those books for the college bound or whatever like you know and you have your Zora Neale Hurston Your Toni, Morrison's and your LS walkers. and. I've read all of that sort of Canon. But I haven't read anything beyond that sort of classical Canon of accepted black literature. You bring up a really good point there though because like that classical canon of white except voices very narrowly defined lane of the road and that's what I love about Octavia Butler's. Yes, kindred is about slavery, but she wrote about so many other things that like encompass the black experience and that's why I always thought it was. Odd that book was always set apart in this other section. This is this is where it belongs your black voice but. and not to try to derail the conversation. But if you look at her other books, if you can actually go this, you can go back and you can see the covers. Of her books from back in the seventies and eighties, and you can read the book and you can tell this multiracial character or a black character, and in the cover will be a white woman or a white man and just the I like. You can tell the market forces that were at play at times, but just also how people were would perceive the book in. I remember we have a friend in common. I won't name who it is but she read one of the books and she says Oh. No, I thought I think it was on Zillow genesis books. So I thought I thought Lewis was a white woman. She just made a Nigerian guide or something like why do they go because on the cover she's white and was like that's just the cover art. You, you've missed the point of the book and I know the same thing happened with the. Hunger Dame's and rue growth. People people just glossed over. The very blatant net district, the entire district with slavery. Georgia and something. But Kano. Some of the other like powers that be when it comes to marketing and when it comes to like education image. At the time, they did not think that. You know black people African Americans would read. I fight. So they didn't mark it. You know to that community. So yes, the covers were were of white. Or? Racially ambiguous people. and. The same thing with like with with through, it was just like, oh, just kind of that character is in there, but it was kind of glossed over wasn't into the movie that people like wait a minute. Like never for a second that I doubt that rule was but I saw the people like you know were shot like, how did they do this but this this idea that the only books that are put up on. pedestals from black authors wants to talk specifically about a very narrow band of the black experience. Always. Always. Frustrated me like I think. The daily show her so I made a a very. Little. Oscar. So white a few years ago where they said like Oh no, you can only do movies about slavery or civil rights like no you won't have any other experiences in that Sarah how I felt about the way Octavia Butler works treated it's like Oh these ones aren't significant because they're not about slavery. And I was at that was such a waste. Because as much as I love kindred I love all her books so much more. those were the things that like when you asked about things that shaped you. Lake parable the sewers was a big deal to me late Zillur Genesis. A mind of my mind is like one of my favorite months and those are ones that really shaped by experience in high school and you know the. Site by. I don't know. It's just always tricky as odd given her her vast Haluk books. And I hate that they do that because you know science fiction to me is some of the most. It's it's the most some of the most complex writing that I've ever I've ever had the pleasure reading in. It's you know you can have a coming of age story or love story or whatever kind of store you want you know in another world and it just it gives you another level to expand your mind and your horizon your imagination. So, what there's another language it to me, it's A. Way for people. To not only Discover you know their creativity, but it's also a way for you discover a little bit more about yourself in match the things that I love about. Octavia. All of her work is that I was able to connect to all of. It might be some of space character while but I still felt like I was able to connect to that character in some way. As, Rashida as a black woman as as someone I almost felt empowered by her stories and for me I think that that was part of the the danger of table for some people that she definitely. Made you think. About the world in a different way, she made women and and people that were. Not accepted or different empowered except. For some reason it's like, okay, that's okay for. A. White male in Percy Jackson to have adhd to then a rise, our that they can. But not for someone that it's it's a frenetic and it may. Not, be you know. that. May feel self conscious of Obama that to have this person or have this character in this book, they'd be like Oh give me hope for something that I feel is a disadvantage or the society has told me is the disadvantage or look at adulthood writes you wrote that back in the eighties early eighties nineties that's the one where One of the lives lilith children or some other trauma abilities they they're born everyone thinks okay. This is the first male I think they're born with no gender. And they actually have to go to this whole a process defined. Their gender. Their sex and it turns out that that character is one of the I WANNA. Say Multi gendered. There's like that their gender that sort of like. To tell the whole story, but like sort of brings man and woman together. finds that they find their place as the sort of. Other the third gender and. That was like decades ahead of like the discussions were having Alice people come out as. Trans or non binary had scare two. Years Years. Ahead of that. The is they're saying, Hey, look I i. don't know where I've I have to figure it out their body goes through a metamorphosis. What they need to be like. To me, she's always been visionary and I think that. I'm glad that people are appreciating her finally now. And I feel like I'm just so lucky now like I literally bought the entire Library of Octavia Butler for myself so like I feel really happy that I can now actually spend some time doing a deep dive like she makes you feel like she's writing for you and your circumstances and where you are I mean for me as someone who is disabled like I read. The parables and I was like Oh that's about me. That's totally out me. I I am that person with hyper empathy like I fall down so easily and you know so on and so forth. But she has this incredible ability to draw people in with her storytelling because she. Really she herself has that gift of hyper at the. And it's it's really incredible to see. Thank you so much both of you for sharing all of your insights about this book about Octavia and her tremendous body of work I really appreciate it and it's so wonderful to talk to both of you. Anytime, glad to see you. Glad to see you too. Thanks for listening. We can be found on the twitter and the instagram at Omnibus Ride, and we'd love a rating and review on itunes or pod chaser. It takes a moment for you, but means so very much to us. Join US next week as we dive into the world of comic books and Superheroes, and we talk with creators making the comics and TV shows and the movies that we love..

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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

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06:14 min | 1 year ago

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

"100 years ago, Madam C. J. Walker was the richest, self made woman in America. She battled both racism and sexism in a post abolition world. She created an empire of hair care products for black women, and she also employed an empowered thousands of black women across the country. Her story is the subject of a Netflix series called Self Made. Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker. The show stars Octavia Spencer as Thie, tenacious businesswoman, and Blair Underwood plays her husband. You see him struggle to live in the shadows of his wife's massive achievements. You might know Blair from L. A law dear white people or sex in the city. He also starred in the Broadway production of a Soldier's play. I talked to Blair right around the time. The play had to shut down early because of covert 19 back in mid March, and I started off by asking him why Madam C. J. Walker story is so important. She accomplished something that was just a monumental An extraordinary at the turn of the century in the late 18 hundreds and building this hair care empire Ah, woman. An African American woman, um, during that period of time to to earn that kind of money she did, And as you as you said, she employed and empowered thousands of African American women all over the world, So she was really you know, before Mary Kay or Avon or M Way she was creating distributors. People could have their own businesses and be their own business people at the time, So it was really extraordinary. It was amazing what she created, especially given the times in which she did it. Yeah, the early 19 hundreds. Incredible. So let's take a listen to a clip from the new Netflix series Self. This is you. Yeah, This is you and Octavia Spencer as husband and wife. New hotel downtown. The iron figure you will meet wouldn't go down. There could be a bell half you could do laundry. You don't just plant a seed and expect fruit the next day. Color women here. Just gotta get used to that idea. Somebody was doing ahead as all you know. I always love you big ideas, but I'm not going back to long enough. Now. Wait a minute. No way. Don't all made sacrifices You won't do was best for this family. Yeah, so there's definitely some tension. Attention that we hear that Cliff. How would you describe the relationship between your character CJ Walker and his wife, Madam C. J. Walker. Oh, loving but strained. I say, loving first, because I think that's the most important thing to know about. These two people is that they have great had great admiration for each other and affection. They came together and fell in love before she became successful before she became Madam C. J. Walker. Her name was Sarah. Breedlove. And my character's name is Charles Joseph Walker. So she's known in relationship to him. Mrs. CJ Welcome, Madam C. J. Walker, Um and then when she because of because for intellect and her driving her tenacity and her persistence. She as the brand became more famous, and she built. She was the driving force behind the empire that she built. And it was ah, a lot for him to swallow in tow handle into process on a day to day basis and There's alcoholism involved, and there was a womanising involved. And you know he himself was a man of his times on did not want to be defined by the woman in his life, no matter how much he loved her. It was very hard for him to just find his equilibrium in the midst of all of that. Yeah, and to figure out how to play second fiddle and still, I guess, maintain his masculinity or maintain the image of masculinity at that at that time, that's right and still feel of worth in a value. How did you get yourself into into that head space? That sounds like a really intense head space to get into. Well, you got nothing with acting you just Ah, In the simplest terms, we we played from people and we believe it A cz long as you believe more specifically that that you want this woman to win this woman that you're in love with that you want her to when you want her to succeed. And if you live in that space, and then all these other dynamics coming to play her becoming more successful, who are becoming more famous for becoming more well known, and then her ideas are the ones that really work more than your own. And then you you feel less diminished. But if it's rooted in the fact that you bonded and you came together as a team because of the respect and admiration and love for each other. Everything else kind of falls into place. You've been married yourself for 25 years. Did you draw on any of your own experiences in figuring out the power dynamics of a partnership for this role? Uh, yeah, I think you know you draw them everything you've got, because I was sorry. I should be more specific. I guess I'm wondering like you're a famous person, and I'm wondering if there's anything for you not even in terms of like gender roles. But just just just what it is to be a person who is in the limelight and and also trying to make sure that they're there. Partner comes along. With them and shines just as brightly. Wow, you know, Tommy, That's that's really great question. I I do think what What I've learned is that it's important to make. I find everybody around. You feel of value, but you're asking specifically in relationships. But I think that's important, too. You know that your spouse in that marriage or relationship that has a kind of dynamic Where one person maybe more known to the public. And it's more public facing that that person is aware Of how your mate might feel. My my wife doesn't care doesn't look for it, which is great, So it's a part of its part in parts of what I do as a professional is part of my profession. So there's no conflict in that respect, but But there is a sense of you know that it's important that she knows that she is valued in her world and heard her desires and her passions. And I think that's true for any relationship, so I definitely you know. Use that and this character just understanding that

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Octavia E. Butler born - June 22, 1947

This Day in History Class

03:01 min | 1 year ago

Octavia E. Butler born - June 22, 1947

"June twenty, second, nineteen, forty seven. Science fiction author Octavia e Butler was born in Pasadena California. Butler addressed themes of gender sexuality and race through her speculative fiction over the course of her writing career. She received several awards, including the Hugo and Nebula awards. Butler's mother was a domestic worker in growing up Butler recognised racism and economic inequity that affected her family. By the time she was ten. She was already writing her own stories anti. She was interested in science, fiction, magazines and stories. As a young adult Butler pursuit pass besides writing and work temporary jobs, but she wrote when she wasn't working. Through the open door program at the writers guild. Butler was able to attend a class taught by science fiction author Harlan Ellison. He encouraged her to pursue writing further by attending clearing and science fiction writers workshop in Pennsylvania. Though Ellison had offered to publish one of her stories in an anthology. That anthology was never published. When she left Clarion, she began working on the novels that became part of the pattern EST series. The book in this series published by Doubleday. Nineteen, seventy six was patterned master in the book. telepathic people known as pattern EST are dominant over mute spor, non telepathic humans as well as over mutated humans call Clark's. The next two books in the series mind of my mind and survivor or published, nineteen, seventy, seven and nineteen, seventy eight. The books sold will, but she took a break from the series to right kindred. In the novel, a Black Woman named Dana travels back in time to slavery era Maryland there she meets a white ancestor, whom she has to repeatedly rescue to make sure that he survives. But her trouble, placing the book with the publisher, because it didn't fit neatly into the science fiction category, but in one thousand, nine, hundred ninety nine doubleday published kindred as fiction. The book was received well when it was published, and it became a text that students read in high schools across the US. After kindred Butler continued to publish books in the pattern master series, including wild seed and clay's Ark. Many of her characters were black women, and she explored themes like control and post colonialism in dystopia settings. In one, thousand, nine, hundred four, she won a Hugo Award for the short story speech sounds and blood child when the Nebula Hugo and locus awards. But worked on Zeno. Genesis trilogy in the late Nineteen Eighties and in the one thousand, nine, hundred ninety, she published parable of the sower and parable of the talents, which followed the protagonist Lauren Amina as she escapes a walled community in Fouls Inoue. Butler once said quote I don't write utopia science fiction because I don't believe that imperfect humans can form a perfect society. Fledgling a science fiction vampire novel published in Two Thousand Five. Was Butler's last publication. She died of a stroke in two thousand and six.

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Responding Creatively to Fear

The Mindful Minute

09:24 min | 1 year ago

Responding Creatively to Fear

"Welcome y'all as many of you know at Sacred Chill West. We create a community tension every month for all of our classes to focus on as we teach meditation. Yoga Yoga and this month's community intention for the month of May is awake to the transitions awake to the transitions. Now this phrase really stems from teachings that we my business partner Octavia and I received from one of our teachers Tracy Stanley and she continually uses this phrase as the reminder not to go back to sleep when we wake up when we learned something about ourselves. Don't let yourself get pulled back into old habits or old ways of coping just because things get hard or scary even in the midst of a pandemic. So I've been reflecting on this. How do we stay awake to the transitions? How do we stay awake as the moment to moment shifts under our feet and right in line with this thinking? I listened to episode of Radio. Labs podcast you'll know. I Love Radio last. And in this episode they were reflecting on a question posed by famous physicist Richard Feynman. And he asked this question all the way back in nineteen sixty one he asked. If in some cataclysm all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed and only one sentence was passed on to the next generation of creatures what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words and then of course he went on to answer this question in his own brilliant physicist way but radio lab took this a step further and they went out and asked a myriad of artists musicians scientists creative thinkers this very question and what was so interesting to me about the response was the vast majority responded in some way with the word fear. Fear is the thing that most people want to tell other people or other creatures or other beans. This is the thing that limits us that holds us back that paralyzes us that keeps us from our potential and that we must have a willingness to respond creatively to fear. And so this whole talk. Today is based on the question. What do I do when I feel? I can't handle what's going on. What do I do when I feel? I can't handle what's going on and I'm willing to bet all of you have an immediate answer because how many of us have been sitting at home for weeks on end feeling like we can't handle what's going on and so we do the thing right. We all have these coping mechanisms. Maybe it's shopping maybe it's TV watching. Maybe it's eating or drinking or drugs or talking on the phone too much. Who knows we all have these mechanisms and we use them to avoid feeling uncomfortable? We use them to go back to sleep rather than stay awake to the unknown and of course the problem with this is this is fake control coping mechanisms. Are Pseudo control. That becomes actually like a prison. Boxing us into our neurosis. We couldn't possibly wet go of our beliefs. We couldn't possibly let go of the actions or escape mechanisms that we've created because what is left would be way too scary. We become increasingly terrified of the possibility of freedom. Now happily meditation does tell us. There's another way. Meditation reminds us. That freedom doesn't come from resisting or blocking our fears but it comes from getting to know these fears well so today. We're going to get to know our fears and in many traditions. The teachings within a meditation practice are that there are three main ways. We protect ourselves from this fear of the unknown from the fear of uncertainty. The first one is the one. I already referenced. This is the method of escape that each of us has so someone shops someone uses alcohol's food drugs sex. Tv books walking in nature being social. You know some of these are completely benign. Some of these maybe a little bit more dangerous but all of them can be methods for stain asleep. No matter how we escape. Our normal response is not one of curiosity. Meaning were not normally going. Oh look at me escaping the moment by calling a friend. No we're just calling the friend and were numb to what we're escaping. We don't explore it and our practice now is to get curious. This is step one right. Gay Curious what am I relief from when I engage this escape mechanism? What am I feeling relief from as I engage this escape mechanism the second way that we avoid fear our beliefs the beliefs that we used to give us a sense of certainty these might be political beliefs or social justice beliefs or religious beliefs? A scientific beliefs right any belief that gives us the person a sense of rightness or correctness. Now the problem of course is not the beliefs themselves but rather the problem is. How do we use these beliefs to make us feel steady to feel grounded or in control? How do we use these beliefs to avoid feeling the discomfort of not knowing? What will happen next? This one has been particularly potent for me in this moment. You Know Georgia beam the first state to reopen anything and my personal belief surrounded are that that's way too soon and sponsor and I could go on for hours and so the act of curiosity is to really pay attention does what does that righteous anger prevent me from feeling the right when. I get all up on my soapbox and outraged an angry and yelling. My opinions is it trying to make me feel more in control of a moment. That's totally out of control. And I'm not hear me say this. I am not saying you should not get outraged about certain things and speak up and not discounting the need for justice and standing up for what's right by any means that is a talk for another day but what I am talking about. Today is the curiosity of how we use those beliefs to make ourselves feel better the last way that we avoid fear is perhaps the most tricky this form of protection comes to us by seeking altered. Mind states some might do this through drugs. Some might do this through exercise highs or extreme meditation through falling in and out of love anything that takes us out of the mundane the ordinary and feels special right. These special mine states can be so powerful because we feel above or removed from the discomfort of the every day. So like if you have a really powerful meditation experience and you get some kind of clarity or visit or you hear voice or something magical happens in that meditation and in the next time you meditate you expect the exact same thing to happen but what really happens you write the grocery lists for twenty minutes. Now were feeling disappointed in our practice or upset with our practice. We can clean to those special experiences as a way to avoid life. And what we're not trying to do is avoid life. What we're trying to do is be in our

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Wayfinding: Remember the True Self {Part 3 of 3}

The Mindful Minute

08:41 min | 1 year ago

Wayfinding: Remember the True Self {Part 3 of 3}

"You know every week Rather than record this podcast in my live Monday night class as I normally do now. I am sitting at home in my closet recording these episodes and as I do I try to picture the thousands of people across the world that are tuning in to this podcast and each of those little threads of connection keeps me going brings me truly joy in my days and lets me feel less lonely. I really hope as you listen. You feel those threads of connection to and if you're looking for more connection I'm really excited to share with you guys and offering That I am putting into the world alongside my business partner at our studios sacred chill West sacred show. West is a yoga and meditation studio here in Atlanta and as of now it is also a virtual studio. This is something we have been working on for the last few months. With the intention of launching in June of twenty twenty in the pandemic we find ourselves in now has asked demanded of us that we release the sooner and so we have. I'm really excited to share with you. Guys the series of videos that we've created this is Meditation with me. Of course there's Yoga classes with myself. And my partner Octavia Yin restorative flow. You'll gonNA drop every week. More videos are being added every month. We're doing a live virtual call to introduce the intention of the month the meditation series of the month to connect and talk and share with you. So if this feels like something that might bring you a little bit of joy and a little bit of connection in these days of being at home. I hope you will take a look visit. Sacred WEST DOT COM. Click on classes and look for the at home link. Take a look. We'd love to see you there. Be Sure you let us know if you're signing up from the mindful minute I would love to know where you are in the world when you sign up and I look forward to with you virtually. Thanks welcome I am so happy to Get to connect with you. So last week's episode. Which was the second installment of the way finding series that episode was recorded in my closet? Because you get really good sound quality in your closet However it was very lonely and so I'm really happy to get to record today's Podcast episode and offer this class zoom to our members at sacred. Shell and to record it out in the open. If you're listening to the podcast so this is our third installment this week. Three of the way finding series and this whole series was actually inspired by a quote. This is a quote that I heard in an episode of on being which is another podcast and the woman Krista Tippett. Who Does that? Podcast was interviewing a civil rights activist named Ruby sales and in this interview. One of the things that Ruby sales says is I think that one of the things that theologies must have is hindsight insight and foresight that is complete site and I think that fragmentation really shatters that site. It says that it's not an eyesight. It's a waste site and when I heard that something about that terminology and the structuring of complete site as all of these pieces hindsight insight foresight. Immediately I just knew that this directly relates to meditation practice. And as you've heard me say already in a way finding really it's hard is just a series of elements that come together to provide guidance in some way and our meditation practices offering these little forms of guidance. So we looked at hindsight right. We look to this idea of tracing our way backwards to look for those little hidden hints and whispers guidances as to our souls calling what we're here to do what we're here to feel and be in our supposed to move through the world and we looked at insight inside. Is the direct translation of mindfulness. Meditation when you translate the Pali Words. The original language that meditation came from when you translate those words it translates to incite this practice is directly turning us in words to see for ourselves. And today what we're GONNA do is. We're GONNA talk about foresight and foresight in my mind relates to what's called the Dharma and the Dharma is just another way of saying the teachings the teachings of Meditation What. I'm doing right now. This talk that. I do at the beginning of all of my meditation classes. This is called a Dharma. Talk Right so this is a talk that is designed to share teachings inspiration and insight for our journey really. What teachings are there like a map that people who are few steps ahead of us on this path have left for us? There little hints. And if you remember if you listened to last week's meditation class the way finding to episode I tell the story of Touching into this deep well of peace inside right and the short version of the story is is. I was meditating with a friend and about three minutes into the meditation. I realized that I have this. Tickle in my throat and all. I want is glass of water and a cough. Drop to sued this tickle but I don't WanNa get up because I don't want to disturb my friend I don't WanNa cough and I was kinda comfortable and so even though I was really feeling that discomfort of needing to get a glass of water. I was sort of equally in this place of wanting to stay in my meditation and see what happened and eventually where I landed in this meditation was what I call in. What many teachers called this deep well of peace inside meaning that no matter how much agitation was on the surface underneath it was really still. It was really calm and really quiet. I was able to stay. I didn't have to get up at the class of water and I wasn't suffering. It wasn't like I was choking back a cough and fighting to stay. I was really truly comfortable in the discomfort and so the idea that people who practice have experiences and then they share these experiences with others as little glimpses of what might happen if you keep practising and it's not to say that we have to buy into everything every teacher says or trust without question. It's not that at all but the teachings are really meant to be a hint at what's to come an invitation to see for yourself so you might hear me or somebody talk about this mythic deep well of peace or any of these teachings right any of the things that we say meditation does for us and you can just keep a beginner's mind and open curious mind. Is that true for me? What happens when I practice? That's the question that we ask ourselves and so I wanNA share an example of how this might unfold in terms of incorporating teachings into our practice. So what you're doing right now is incorporating teachings into your practice. You could really easily just sit down. Set A timer for ten minutes closure as a meditate but by carving out even once a week to sit with a teacher to listen to a talk and then practice. You're giving yourself that tool of foresight

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The Frame Oscar Special

The Frame

04:42 min | 1 year ago

The Frame Oscar Special

"Are ready. Let's do it. Welcome to the frame Oscar special from KPCC in Los Angeles. Welcome to the one million breath and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to get anybody. I'M GONNA find you're GONNA give you. Massive snow snowed. Everybody who bought a ticket told somebody to buy a ticket. Thank you I love you if I may be so honored to have all all the female nominees and every category stand with me in this room tonight the actors Maryland you do it everybody else will come on all right all right all right. I'm John Horn host to the frame and joining me is Jacqueline coli editor at Ron Tomatoes Jacqueline. Thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me John so I know we're only a couple seconds in certified fresh so far. I think you're doing great. You're certified fresh and honestly I would say all the best picture nominees are also pretty awesome. It's probably the highest average on the tomato meter of best picture nominees. We've had in a while so I'm excited to talk about these phones. So let's start with probably the top story. I think of this year's Oscar race twenty acting nominees. One person of Color Cynthia Revo who stars as Surrey Tubman and Harriet. Yeah I'M NOT GONNA lie was extremely disappointed. When I watched each array and John Show read out the nominees few weeks ago? But I wasn't surprised actually just wrote an an article rotten tomatoes discussing this when you talk about the ninety two years of the history of the academy. There's only been thirty. Five Black Women nominated and twenty one of them have been for playing a slave a maid or woman in abject poverty it is an alarming and slightly depressing trend. I would say in the academy's Tastes And when you have performances from Octavia. CBS Spencer and loose Alfre woodard clemency. Jaylo in four inch heels giving us all she could for Hustler's and Aquafina further for well. It's really really alarming for you to say to yourself that this is where we are at the state of the academy. I'm going to hope that this year. We can have parasite as a moment if it wins. Best picture that we can say. We're moving forward. But again Cynthia being the only nominee it's It's a bit depressing parasite. I think has a legitimate chance to win the best picture. Oscar Oscar Think Bong Jun ho who directed and Co wrote. It could win director as well if it wins. The top prize the first foreign language movie in Academy History to take that prize. That is important in its own right regardless of the fact that none of its actors were nominated for performing in it. Yeah and it's also again a trend unfortunately with the academy there have been six previous best picture. Nominations from Asian cinema where none of the actors were honored with an acting nomination and unfortunately parasite kept with that trend this year here however We keep a track at our wars leaderboard and rotten tomatoes dot com of all of the winds of all of the films that are in the conversation and parasite has dominated with over a hundred in twenty five wins and to give you sort of a relative idea. The next winds is at seventy one. So parasite has been dominating with critics groups and with these these various guilds so it's poised to maybe take home the top prize but it really depends on the academy's taste and what those nine thousand members feel about the film later in the show. We're GONNA talk talk about the best picture race. We're also going to hear from some of the directors of some of the best picture nominees including Greta. Gerwig made little women was not nominated for best director. Sam Mendes from one thousand nine hundred seventeen and Bon John Hoult from parasite. But we'll start this Oscar party with some leading actresses three of the five nominees in this category had add the particular challenge of playing real people on Screen Cynthia Rio sharply staring and Renee Zellweger. Who Plays Judy Garland in Judy Yukon? There's an audience other ways. It hears you sing my mouth driving. It was judy takes place in the late. One thousand nine hundred sixty judy. Garland's career is floundering. She's struggling with sobriety. She goes to England perform at a London nightclub and Joplin one thing that surprised me. was that renee. Zellweger wasn't convinced that she could actually pull off as part. I wish I think is so crazy. That's Texas girls for you as a Texas girl I can say we're like deprecating on our talent and always like underestimate ourselves but she absolutely murdered murdered this role I remember. I woke up right in early at the tyrod film festival to watch. Her sort of embody. Judy Garland for this role and it was so I would say mesmerizing.

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Apple debuts featurette for upcoming Apple TV Plus original 'Truth Be Told'

Mac OS Ken

01:14 min | 1 year ago

Apple debuts featurette for upcoming Apple TV Plus original 'Truth Be Told'

"Apples giving viewers an extended. Look at truth be told that's the apple. TV plus series. That tells the fictionalized I story of a true crime. podcast apple insider says Cupertino Streamer has released a feature at for the show uploaded to apple's dedicated Apple Apple. TV Youtube Channel. The peace as the three minute feature at for truth be told has the stars of the show explaining their characters as well as hitting it where where the stories of each will go as the miniseries plays out two decades before the show starts influential journalist. Poppy are now used. The power of the pen to have a sixteen year old tried for murder as an adult. He was found guilty and went to prison now. PARNELL's not sure he was is guilty and start sticking back into the case. Actors featured in the feature at include Octavia Spencer. Aaron Paul Lizzy Caplan and Brett. Cullen a number of producers also turned up including producer and show Creator Michelle de Tremble the feature at is available now now on youtube the series hits Apple. TV plus on Friday the sixth of December

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Hollywood Walk of Fame's 2020 Class Revealed: Julia Roberts, Chris Hemsworth and More

WIBC Programming

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Hollywood Walk of Fame's 2020 Class Revealed: Julia Roberts, Chris Hemsworth and More

"Julia roberts chris hit after octavia spencer are just a few of the celebrities who will have stars on the hollywood walk of fame the hollywood chamber of commerce has welcome selection committee announced yesterday the list of celebrities who will soon receive stars on or near hollywood boulevard this video paint got her star daytime stars dr phil and wendy williams are also on the list the dates of their ceremonies have not been announced yet again can't believe join Doesn't have a

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Octavia Spencer, Warner Brothers And Anne Hathaway discussed on John and Ken

John and Ken

00:14 sec | 2 years ago

Octavia Spencer, Warner Brothers And Anne Hathaway discussed on John and Ken

"A man on Warner Brothers movie set in the UK has been stabbed in the neck cops call this afternoon to the set of the witches, the film stars Anne Hathaway, Chris rock, Stanley, Tucci, and Octavia Spencer. The injured crew member was taken to a hospital, a second man on the set was

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"octavia" Discussed on Off Camera with Sam Jones

Off Camera with Sam Jones

02:14 min | 4 years ago

"octavia" Discussed on Off Camera with Sam Jones

"So visit the store that offcameracom and pick up a copy for yourself and a coffee for your mom and copies forever when else in your christmas list you will not only be getting a beautiful photography book filled with never before seen images but you will be supporting off camera it's a winwin so thanks for listening and now on with the show hey folks sam jones here welcome to another addition of offcamera the show or i get to talk to iconic creative curious artists and find out how they got that way and in this episode i sit down with actor and author octavia spencer pretty early in our conversation octavia spencer told me that she loves a good mystery well me to for example how does it dyslexic girl with severe fright for become an actress and then an author and when someone close to her told her not to go to hollywood because of his only for beautiful people why was she not furious if you saw the on the screen before the help you could be forgiven for thinking she was a nurse it's a role she's played at least thirty times and she's a little tired of checking people's blood pressure the help brought her to wide attention and earned her an oscar for best supporting actress and then hidden figures came along which also earned her an oscar nomination she was finally telling important untold stories but also feel confined to a certain era and role that brought up another mr for me then why play 1960s cleaning woman in guillermo del toro's new film the shape of water her answer says a lot about who she is as a person and as an artist recently octavia put some of her hardest work and hardest one wisdom in a kid's detective long putsch inspired me as much as it did my daughter's but octavia has always bad hunter self and that alone is a great message you'll hear many more in this episode you'll also hear the only way you'll ever get her to play another nurse and what you'd better not say to her if you see her in the grocery store so full up a chair and listen in.

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