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These GOP Primary Numbers Are Not Favorable...
"Worth watching. And it's But the hard reality is this primary, the numbers right now are not favorable. And they're not favorable because Karl as Rove, who would love him or hate him, wrote the Wall Street Journal this week, you know, Rove has an interest in not getting Trump elected. Rove doesn't like Trump. He just doesn't. It's obvious. I read his stuff in The Wall Street Journal because I want to see what everybody's saying, not just people I agree with. And Rove brought up the point that I I think think it was Rove, but they got to get to Amano Amano. There's got to be like a one on one. If any of these men or women, Nikki Haley, Vivek or DeSantis, who are really the only three contenders seriously left, if any of them are to have a chance, they got to get to a one on one. And there's no reason for any of them to drop out. Folks, put yourself in their shoes. The donor wants one guy or woman. And they think that in a one on one, they've got a shot against Trump. I don't agree. I think Trump right now is kind of running away with it to the point where pluralities and majorities are going to be there in pretty much every state. However, I don't think primaries are a bad thing. And I think a one on one, obviously, math pure would give that person or man a better shot. No diggity, no doubt. The problem is, put yourself in their shoes. If you're Nikki Haley, why are you going to drop out? You're currently running number two in New Hampshire. If you're Nikki Haley, you're in the back room in a smoke filled room with a bunch of donors going, screw that, let that guy drop out, DeSantis. But if you're DeSantis, you're looking at the Haley donors going, well, why would I drop out? I'm number two in Iowa. Right? Well, why not Vivek? Folks, Vivek is worth 100 plus million dollars. Vivek's probably like, you know what? This is an investment in my future. I like politics. I like the Republican brand. I could run again in the future. Why the hell would I drop out? I can finance You gotta remember, man, the
Dr. Raymond Moody & Paul Perry Join Melisa to Discuss What Happens When We Die
"So I have Dr. Raymond Moody and Paul Perry. Raymond A. Moody Jr. MD PhD is the leading authority of near -death experiences and the author of several books, including the seminal Life After Life. The founder of the Life After Life Institute, Moody has lectured on the topic throughout the world and is a counselor in private practice. He has appeared on many programs, including Today and Turning Point. Paul Perry has co -written several New York Times bestsellers, including The Light Beyond and Evidence of the Afterlife. He is also a documentary filmmaker, and for his film and the book about Salvador Dali. He has been knighted in Portugal, oh, that's interesting, a groundbreaking book, this is, that combines nearly 50 years of afterlife and near -death experience research to provide proof of the existence of the soul and life after death from psychiatrist and bestselling author of Life After Life. Dr. Raymond Moody and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Perry, after spending nearly five decades studying near -death experiences, Moody finally has the answer to humanity's most pressing question, what happens when we die? And in this book, Proof of Life After Life, both authors reveal that consciousness survives after the death of the body, featuring in -depth case studies, the latest research, and eye -opening interviews with experts. Proof explores everything from common paranormal signs to shared death experiences and much more. And you can learn more about each of these authors if you go to lifeafterlife .com or paulperryproductions .com. Welcome gentlemen, thank you so much for being with me today. Hi, thank you, nice introduction, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you. Thank you very much. So, first of all, okay, so, Raymond, you've been doing this since the 70s, am I correct in that? I'll just ask you each, you've been doing this work since the 70s? And what got you into wanting to explore near -death experiences? Well, fortunately, I was not exposed to religion when I was a kid, except very minimally. And so, I grew up with no idea of an afterlife. And so, I went to the University of Virginia at age 18 with intending to study astronomy, but took a philosophy course and immediately got hooked. And particular the book was Plato's Republic, which is, oddly, about a near -death experience. It culminates in a near -death experience of a warrior. And not just having no idea that anybody took the notion of an afterlife seriously, I asked my professor and he said that early Greek philosophers knew about cases of people who were believed dead and resuscitated. But had I no idea it still applied, but in 1965, in Charlottesville, I met a man who had such an experience, he was a professor of psychiatry there, and that really got me hooked and subsequent to that time, through my PhD in philosophy and then three years of teaching philosophy at a university, and then going to medical school and ultimately going into forensic psychiatry. But throughout that career, I've interviewed thousands and thousands of people who came to the brink of death and had these astonishing experiences. So that's how I got into it. It's amazing. It's really interesting. I can imagine it is a long process. And Paul, I'm going to ask you the same question. What made you interested in exploring this? Well, I was editing American Health magazine in New York City, this was in 1988, and Raymond and I shared the same agent, same book agent. One day our agent, Nat Sobel, called me and he said, would you like to write a book with Dr. Raymond Moody? And I said, I have no idea who Raymond Moody is. And he said, well, he's a man who named and defined the near -death experience. And I said, I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. And he said, well, you know, for a guy who's the editor of a major health magazine, you really need to get educated on things like the near -death experience, which was an offhand insult for an agent to talk like that. And so I said, sure, OK, I'll go meet Raymond. And Raymond was living in Georgia at the time. And I flew down to meet him and, you know, Raymond is an amazing person from the first time you meet him. And so we started writing this book called The Light Beyond, and I just got entranced by Raymond's account of near -death experiences and the stories we would hear. People would come by his house and tell their stories. And it just got amazing. So anyway, we wrapped up the book, The Light Beyond, and there was, in my estimation, a piece missing. And that was there was nothing in the book about children and near -death experiences. And Raymond said, well, nobody's done much research on that yet, except for one guy, a pediatrician in Seattle, Melvin Morris. And he connected me with Melvin. And I did a book with him called Closer to the Light. And it's all about children and near -death experiences. And after that, I wrote that book and then I thought, well, there's something missing here. There needs to be a larger study about people who have had near -death experiences and how they affect them during their life. So we wrote a book about that and on and on. Every book I would write, I would find a gap that needed to be filled. And that's gone now through, I think, 15 books on near -death experiences.
A highlight from Chinese Communist Bitcoin Miners? And Lobbying For Bitcoin Mining W/ Dennis Porter
"Welcome back to the mining pod on this week's show. We're joined by Dennis Porter of the Satoshi Action Group to discuss Bitcoin mining and Politics we're mainly focused on the national security concerns when it comes to Bitcoin mining So we discussed with Dennis about moving into state houses and lobbying on behalf of the Bitcoin mining industry as a note Dennis is throwing a dinner at the end of this week on Friday at the North American blockchain summit Be sure to use promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you down in Fort Worth Do you have dinner plans November 17th? Well you do now down in Fort Worth, Texas at the North American blockchain summit Satoshi Action Group is hosting a dinner along with a lot of our friends in the Bitcoin mining industry You can join us November 17th at 6 30 p .m By going to Satoshi dinner calm and using promo code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket again That's Satoshi dinner calm use code mining pod to get 25 % off your ticket. We'll be seeing you there Did you know that you can make more money by merge mining other networks check out make more money mining dot -com for information on bits 300 and 301 a proposal to bring more revenue to Bitcoin miners through side chains and merge mining called drive chains increase your mining revenues And learn more about participating in Bitcoin governance by visiting make more money mining dot -com Are you a miner who wants to activate Bitcoin improvements check out activation dot watch see what Bitcoin improvements the Bitcoin community? Developers and miners are considering and show support by signaling for one of many bits up for consideration activation dot watch Is your mining operation happening ready take control of your own future with the right energy strategy Link coin energy training platform is a tool used by miners to design monitor and seamlessly orchestrate sophisticated energy strategies within electricity markets such as or caught New York and PJM avoid penalties Participate demand response programs and capture hundreds of thousands of dollars per megawatt per year by deploying the right block and index strategy secure your competitive edge at link coin calm Are you a retail or institutional investor interested in Bitcoin mining companies the minor mag brings you free data and analysis from all major Nasdaq listed Bitcoin mining operations to know who stands out check out visualize metrics and data dependent stories at the minor mag Welcome back to the mining pod. Dennis is joining me today. Dennis Porter. Welcome to the show. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. Just coming back from a break. So are ready to dive into a jam -packed week of back -to -back calls Yeah, nice and tan back from your travels, right? Yeah, this is as tan as I get too So it's like, you know, ten days ten days in the Sun and this is as good as it gets So just everyone's prepared for that Are you ready to jump back into the Bitcoin grind or did you like really stop when you were vacationing? I oh, I never really truly fully stopped working the tweets keep coming, huh? Yeah It's an unfortunate byproduct of working in a 24 -7 365 non -stop nascent ever faster moving Industry that is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining when it combines two crazy worlds the one that I work in which is Bitcoin Bitcoin mining side which is the 24 -7 365 thing and then it's the Political realm which is just a total mess all the time. So it's a great combo. Yeah, I remember talking I want to stay sane Yeah, exactly my point. I was about to make you took the words out my mouth I remember talking to you like a year ago about the political side of things I was like, I don't know why anyone would ever want to get in that world at all. You're like, oh, I love it I love the I love the pool. I love being in the midst of it and still today don't get it Probably won't ever but I'm glad there's people like you who care about it And we you know agree on most things when it's firstly when it comes to Bitcoin mining so glad that's there Okay was transition over to Satoshi Action Fund. So you're the president and CEO you founded it. It's been two years Or so, it's a little over a year. We launched in June of last year and I am yeah I'm the president CEO I say CEO and president of Satoshi Action I'm there are two organizations now actually one is Satoshi Action Fund and one is Satoshi Action Education one I'm the CEO of and one of the president of so for simplicity's sake we just say it's all under the Satoshi Action umbrella But yeah, it's been going really really well We've had a ton of success and I'm sure we'll jump into that But I launched that in June of last year and we've been off to the races ever since Yeah, let's go into a little bit and then we have much more talking to show specifically We brought you on to talk about all the recent headlines with like rural Bitcoin mining and like the pushback We had a New York Times article about that there's some stuff in Arkansas going on So we'll get to that probably towards the second half of the show But let's talk about Satoshi Action Fund some wins recently and then maybe like a little more Flushed out what you guys are trying to to work on is like the product if you could say that for I guess a lobbying organization Yeah, yeah I mean it's good and that's that's probably one good area to start though with when it talk what comes talking about Satoshi Action is The one big difference between us and let's say like a lobbying organization or even a trade association Is that we don't we don't actually like do most of the lobbying. In fact, we hire lobbyists and we don't have members We have donors like more or less the premise of Satoshi Action Is that if you believe in the mission that we have pursued which is to make the United States? One of the best places in the world to be a Bitcoin miner or to be a Bitcoin er Then you want to support us if you agree with you know having the opportunity to stay here in America That's thriving off of this new technology versus being forced to move abroad You know that again is why I created Satoshi Action I think it's why people buy buy into the vision and the mission of what we're doing but we're very very structured very very different from from any of these other organizations that you might see out there and Once we launched Satoshi Action, the first thing that we wanted to do was try to go out there and show Right off the bat. What could we do? How could we be successful? How could we show that we can be effective because one of the most dangerous things that you can do with a political organization is You know get out there do all this, you know, make all this noise and then you don't produce any results You can do that a couple times you can even do it for years But eventually people will grow tired and they will move on and they will want to hear from someone else They will want to see someone else produce results There's definitely two the unfortunate part about politics Is there sort of two things you have to do one is you do have to produce results and the other is you have to? market your results market even what you're trying to do so that you can get people to buy into that they should buy into what you're trying to accomplish and fund essentially fund your operation because 100 almost 100 percent aside from our like You know, two three little s19 miners that we have plugged in that were donated to us The vast majority of our money comes from either donations or people that we get to come to our events was essentially a form of a donation So we rely a lot on on our donors to support the work that we do on a constant basis But right away we wanted to make sure that we were proving to our donors that we were having success So we said, okay, what can we do? We we got to the drawing board right away We brought on Eric Peterson who is our current policy director. Who's a wizard on the policy world and We had my two co -founders Mandy and Syria and we sat down we were like, alright, what are we gonna do? We started crafting public policy model policy For the Bitcoin Bitcoin mining space and what that means is that we created sort of like this like, okay here is a Example of a bill you could pass in your state that helps you advance this industry You know what we would do is we'd go in we'd say okay We have this great bill that we wrote up and we think you should pass it It'll really help you and they'll say like, you know, why would you want me to do that? Like we go in we pitch we say okay Bitcoin mining is great for jobs Great for local investment grid stability environmental cleanup the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects really any energy project But policymakers particularly like when you can help solve some of the problems with green energy And then we win then we give them that bill the most popular of those bills that we did We know we have four of them Two of them have sort of moved or I should say three of them have moved around like have been introduced Or been worked on at the state level So far only one has passed into law which is a very big accomplishment but not to say only one but yeah I'm pretty yeah, it's pretty big deal Yeah, just one. It's just one of dates. So yeah so in then, um that bill ended up being called our right to mine bill initially originally was called the Digital Protection Act and then it transformed into becoming the rights mind bill and essentially that bill just protects Bitcoin miners from various forms of discrimination We saw real -time discrimination taking place across the country and we created real -time protections for that form of discrimination And we ended up being able to pass that bill into law in two states, Arkansas and Montana in fact in Montana is one of the states where Two things happen one. We actually saw some of the discrimination taking place where I don't know if you heard of the Missoula County there Where they changed the zoning laws and they like went drove a twenty million dollar bank when mining operation completely bankrupt because of it so Completely wiped them out all because they were concerned about things that were not true about Bitcoin mining, you know environmental concerns Oftentimes we see at the local level not necessarily in Montana But a big one is a concern is around Chinese mining particularly CCP mining I should say not Chinese owned but just that they're concerned that the CCP controls them So we saw real -time discrimination taking place in Montana We solved that problem the other problem. The other thing we discovered while we're there that we learned is That we can add things to this bill And we'll get into sort of like where we got to from that point But it was an important moment in the history of Satoshi action We added in a ban on any additional taxes on Bitcoin when uses a form of payment Which is critical because in the state of Montana, you know If you let's say you sell me a car like they'll tax that like peer -to -peer transaction Let's tax it like right off the top. So if I just sell you some Bitcoin or pay you in Bitcoin They would do the same thing. They'd be like, oh are we you owe us a tax for that? So we banned that which was great. And um, yeah, we'll talk about a little later but that was our big initial success huge success a small tear came down my eye when I When I passed my first bill into law Eric was like, you know done 10 ,000 times So he didn't he didn't really care as much but it was it was a big moment But I was like, we've done it. We've done it, you know, like he was like, ah Alright now I'm time for the next one right? So yeah right to mine. How'd you guys come up with that? It's like a very it's very catchy right and it's hard to argue against that Yeah, I don't know. I just can't use Brilliant top ahead. Okay, I came up with it sent it to I sent it to someone and said hey You should call this right to mine. I didn't even we didn't publicize it a really large news account I said hey just call it right to mine. That makes more sense. Yeah, and they did and then it just took off. Yes It was interesting for sure it's very amenable in a good way Okay, so you guys have passed some bills you're creating like this donor network to be able to to move it forward You've told me about a few wins here. I want to hear about some of like the obstacles which you already kind of alluded to so and we'll get to that later in the show the discrimination which we're seeing pop up right now, whether it be Chinese Bitcoin miners who are being Unfairly maligned for being associated with the CCP or not. And then also just like other Bitcoin miners who are unwelcome in certain areas But to the obstacles, what are some things that you've sort of like learned about why you come through this process creating Satoshi Action Fund and moving forward into these different these different State houses to lobby on behalf of Bitcoin Yeah, I would say that an overarching theme to the work that we do is that Things can go wrong very quickly and can be can be unrecoverable. They can be recoverable, but they can also be unrecoverable You know politics is very much like the real world so when real -world actions occur, there will be Consequences or there will be you know, either good or bad, right? You'll have good things or bad things happen because of real -world actions I'll give an example of a positive real -world example that Leads to us to do where we are today having a lot of success and that is the current consistent worry and fear around central bank digital currencies, so for some reason Which I definitely am aware of I Can't share too much on the story but definitely aware of a lot of Americans became very very concerned around central bank digital currencies and so Eventually, what happened was you had governors across the country including Governor Noem and Governor DeSantis eventually Working to ban central bank digital currencies at the state level There was this big huge kerfuffle around it and everyone was like doing everything they could to like stake their claim Literally Governor Noem took out like a steel Stamp of like a veto stamp and was like like stamped it into the bill. Like it was very it was very cool Actually, I loved it. Um so all of a sudden this like firestorm picks up where central bank digital currencies become this thing that Generally, I would say conservatives are against or Republicans are against but like really really opposed to like hyper opposed to it more so than I have seen anything in the The crypto space broadly I would I would consider CC central bank digital currencies to sort of be adjacent to the to the crypto space and because of that fervent Fear and concern around central bank digital currencies we've actually been able to use it as an effective way to demonstrate the value of Bitcoin because What happened was initially when they said Oh central bank digital currencies are a problem people started to say oh Well Bitcoin is a digital currency Is that also going to have the same problems as a CBDC and of course, we know we started education right away No These things are like way way different and then we just started to realize that it was best to classify them as polar opposites because they literally are like one is You know authoritarian sort of at least you when used on the retail level go ahead Yeah, send a CBDC between a bank or an institution. I don't I don't care at all force it on individuals In the United States without proper regular regulations and regulatory frameworks and then all of a sudden you have something that could be used in a way that you know is Sort of unimaginable to some extent to manipulate human behavior. So We started saying okay, these things are opposite and now when we're going into these states and we're saying okay, you should pass this bill It's pro Bitcoin. Also, it's anti CBDC people are like, oh hell yeah, let's go like we want to pass that bill So that's what that's one positive example of like how real -world things have had a really positive impact on what we're doing There's a lot of headwinds around creating or doing anything that you can to oppose CBDCs and so and as we pitch Bitcoin Bitcoin mining and You know all of our digital asset policy where there's always that thought in mind of how can we tie this into? Concerns around CBDCs which are valid and are linked We are not making some sort of leap here Bitcoin and CBDCs couldn't possibly be more more polar opposite. Gotcha Tell tell me about the some other stories Involving I have one video in mind of you going to Montana and speaking in front of Yeah, and there was someone before you who was just like going off and like kind of rabid It was good. And then you came in after and like kind of calmly presented some is Counter information this typically how the process is? Because I just think you are basically working in like the Parks and Rec version of Bitcoin. You have to like go deal like these Officials and like they don't know anything about it and they're like China bad Bitcoin bad That's that's my understanding every time I see this which is a really unfair characterization of it, but it's also it's stuck in my mind So lay it on yeah. No, it's it's you got you got it. You nailed it, right? Is the funnest example of Just how wild that can be out there So we go and we are getting ready to testify and every time we testify You know Especially because it's around Bitcoin mining we do get some sort of pushback usually at the local level typically from environmental groups Which is unfortunate because there's so much. I mean everybody knows in the mining space There are so many benefits from the methane component to balancing renewables to balancing the grid there's so many benefits that the You know Bitcoin mining space can offer to those that have come from even staunchly environmental the staunchly environmental realm so Needless to say there was two Opponents strong opponents to the bill one was a gal from an environmental group. She didn't get too out of control but the second guy he was a young a young gentleman from from Montana not originally and he worked at UCLA and he Was very opposed to Bitcoin and he started to go on this like speech like this really long drawn -out like monologue and Eventually at one point he says that that Montana will will like Die on the cross of Bitcoin essentially, right? It'll burn on the cross of Bitcoin I can't remember the exact word he uses but it's like very extreme very dramatic and Then he goes on to say that people are dying because of Bitcoin mine houses. I wish the camera was on me There's these cameras in every single Hearing room generally speaking every state Capital building when you're testifying in front of these hearings like they have cameras just like DC but obviously a lot lower tech But I just remember when he said that people are dying because of it He was so people are dying because of Bitcoin. He was so serious about it I just remember looking down my notes and just my face looked looking up at him was like So confused and I just wish the camera would have caught it because it would have been a perfectly it would have been a meme Like forever, but yeah, fortunately, there's a lot of great policymakers out there and actually, you know sometimes you love to rag on these guys, but You know, they do a good job a lot of these guys. They do a good job one guy asks him he says You know, he tries to run out actually that's part of the stories and this is important part of the story So let me backtrack so he finishes his speech. He tries to leave right away, which you don't do never do very rude tries to leave And as he gets to the door one of the people was like hey before you go even you usually we do questions at the End let's have you do some questions right now. We want to be able to talk to you a little bit Bring him back up to the podium He's like now son You made some pretty egregious claims there around Bitcoin mining Do you have anything to back up the statement that Bitcoin mining is killing people and the guy just is like well I don't have it here with me, but I can I can get it to you and He just like this this guy just is like, I mean you gotta remember this you see you sell a guy's like 22 years old he's a kid. Yeah Great great on him though. Great. Love the love the getting active at a young age, but he's just like son if You're gonna come in here and make egregious claims. You better have something to back it up and The kid just was like so upset like cuz he just got he's gave this great speech And he wanted to just walk out like drop the mic and walk out So he just blew him up I was anyways, it was it was definitely the most entertaining moments in the entire history of my experience And it's only been a year and a half So I I'm really looking forward to other stories that I can tell in the future Please catalog all these because I just like very Specifically remember watching that entire video and laughing pretty hard because it was it was pretty funny Okay, let's keep diving into this a little bit more. What have you been seeing in a lobbying front? That's been sort of helpful that you would encourage other people to look at we've had the call lines We've had the emails. We've had people going speaking to people I Think for the Bitcoin community we can all take like a breather and be like a lot of what we've been doing has not been working What has been working to speak with these people in state houses who need to learn about Bitcoin because Bitcoin's coming their backyard What has been working from your year and a half of doing this actively and putting boots on the ground? The things that have helped the most are Well, first of all getting clear of FTX collapse. I mean that is this is what I just tweeted this out yesterday. It's like I Still can't believe that we passed two bills into law in the middle of that collapse and it was a very testy time in the space so getting clear of FTX is Only gonna help us the other is just the way we Approach the conversation around Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining the way we pitch it is that we really focus on the benefits We do not talk about the technical side We do not try to explain how Bitcoin or Bitcoin mining works We give a very brief overview if they want more information Of course, we will dive deeper with them and we are very good at doing that you always have to be ready for those questions, but It's very important to just keep it as simple as possible Most of these policymakers have not made up their minds at all about any of this stuff They hear it in the news over there. They're their nephews trading crypto You know, like they're it's like they've got stuff all over the place, you know, you got some hardline anti -crypto anti -bitcoin Democrats You know, you've got some vocal Republicans, but they're not really like hardline yet. Like there's just not a lot of like really built -in statements or viewpoints on this on this technology and So what we do is we just go in and we say okay like Out of everything you've heard a lot of some of it is true some of it is not but most importantly what we're here to do is try to explain to you the value of Bitcoin mining for your state so we pitch Bitcoin mining and we it's a five benefits I mentioned earlier it can bring jobs local investment great stability Environmental cleanup and the ability to enhance green and renewable energy projects and out of those five No one ever says anything bad about it But out of those five usually a policy maker will say oh What kind of jobs does it make or like, you know, oh I I didn't know it could clean up the environment it's like an instant like gateway to being able to have a conversation about something they care about because usually you're hitting on something there like if it's not the economy if It's not the environment if it's not energy like at the local state level like those topics are huge Because the vast majority of energy policy is set at the state level. The vast majority of job creation is done at the state level And then a lot of this these like sort of decisions around how much green energy they're going to be building done at the state Level a lot of environmental stuff done in the state level Yeah, DC throws around big pockets big buckets of money at everybody and they certainly have regulations But a lot of these decisions are made by local state policymakers And so they care if they care a lot about these issues probably themselves, but also their voters care a lot about those issues Particularly the jobs one comes up a lot because we we know in the mining space that we create a lot of rule And jobs and jobs and economically depressed zones where it's very difficult to create jobs nearly impossible to create like long -lasting jobs So the moment you say oh we create jobs in rural areas. They're like boom the brain turns on like well How do you do that? Because that's really important to me As an example in New Hampshire, we've I've been there a few times now In the there's an area called the North Country. There's like no jobs It's a whole thing like they call it jobs for the North Country is like one of their pitches So when we go there and we talk about Bitcoin mining, we're like jobs for the North Country jobs for the North Country It's because it's true and it's something they care a lot about so that yeah, that's that's generally how we pitch it We do not talk about Too much about Bitcoin in the past We haven't talked too much about Bitcoin to the extent that it's like oh you're gonna need this because it's good as hedge for inflation or XYZ like we sort of stay away from that and focus on things that Like mining that we know will deliver value now, we've expanded our policy. We've expanded the way that we that we talk about it But we haven't gone into this new legislative cycle yet So yeah, that was all done everything that we just talked about that we've done and that we have done It was done in early 2023. We prep for it in early 20 or in late 2022 Now we are prepping for 2024 in late 2023 So we got we sort of have an idea of where things are gonna go and what we're gonna do and we're in a really Great position. In fact, we could be active in up to 20 states we probably won't be active in that many but we have the opportunity to be active in up to 20 states and as a Form of context we only introduced law or excuse me introduced policy in seven states, so we were only able to actually convince seven states to Try to pass our bills Whereas like this cycle, I think that number will be closer to like 10 or 15 only seven states That sounds like a lot of airline miles to me so it can be yeah. Yeah, this seems seems like a lot of work Okay, so we got a lot of that laid out Let's go and talk about some of the more aggressive headlines We've seen recently and we're speaking about the New York Times article that dropped to believe a week ago for listeners Check out that in the show notes will include that I think we also talked about the news roundup last week Essentially, there's a Cheyenne Wyoming based Bitcoin miner They are owned and operated by a Chinese national group that has some ties according to the New York Times to the Chinese Communist Party essentially the story boiled down to Microsoft is near this plant it's Bitcoin mining plant the US government has a missile siloed nearby an Air Force base nearby and Microsoft is worried that this Bitcoin mining base could be used for foreign intelligence reasons Then we also have the story down in Arkansas, which we'll get down to in a second But let's start with this first one this this thing with Chinese nationalist groups Bitcoin mining obviously to to you and I is more of an energy game and it's very simple, right? It's just like plugging machine. Let it hash I'm gonna collect some Bitcoin and then there's those five benefits you talked about to outsiders though. They're not thinking about that They're thinking about all these people coming into rural areas and even foreign investment Has that been a struggle when you've been talking to lobbyists groups or talking to people in state houses have they brought this up to you? Yeah, definitely it's um, it's a major concern I would say Most Americans like average American especially rural Americans care a lot about the encroachment of the CCP on on the United States from from a physical perspective so like from a geographical perspective they don't like the idea of a CCP owned controlled or even highly influenced business You know being next to them and then definitely not being in and around me sort of military installations I believe the location in Cheyenne is near a Also, is that the one that's also near a nuclear plant or a nuclear missile site as well? So yeah, something like that Yeah, so I share the concern like that I think the premise is like Do you want foreign adversaries to be in and around any sort of? Military installation any sort of critical infrastructure You know generally I like my stance is like I'm very like pro people coming here starting their businesses You know trying to accomplish the American dream, but at the same time We also have to be concerned about whether or not those businesses have strong links to You know the CCP or you know A lot of people care a lot about also like Russian oligarchs and their ability to influence America American politics American infrastructure you know the big argument today is that the electrical infrastructure is a critical part of national security and That we need to be doing everything we can to protect it and I agree I think that's important all of those things are important that we should we should keep an eye on them The the thing that I don't like is when the New York Times tried to spin this article as if like Bitcoin mining was some sort of like really powerful tool in the hands of the CCP like next to these sites I don't think it really matters what business was there.
Kari Lake Is Very Good at Anticipating Media Stupidity
"Dan Bongino. Well, this is big going to be a week for guests. We don't see guests a lot because there's not a lot of guests worth having. As a matter of fact, I met this guest, maybe we met a long time ago, but I ran into her at Mar -a -Lago and I said, you know, we have a no Swiss troll. I said, which means you can come on because you're not a squish. We really like you. And she kind of laughed. had We a good time. He's a great patriot, good friend, and I think a great candidate for office. Welcoming to the show. Carrie Lee. Carrie, thanks for your time today. We appreciate it. Are you kidding? Thanks for having me on. It's so good to speak with you again, Dan, and of course, always good to see you. It was a great movie that Dinesh has put out. Really important that people see that. Yeah. Thank you very much, Carrie. a We appreciate lot it. of work Put into it. But first, before I get to, I actually wanted to ask that as a question, not about the movie, but about the police day. But first, you had it. You're really good because you knew this media lifestyle before. You're very good at kind of anticipating media stupidity. You're like an offensive who knows the plays in advance. So this thing went viral this weekend. I saw it. A lot of other people did on social media as well. There's this show, I think it's on Showtime. It's called The Circus. And these two guys run around with their liberal They try to make Republicans look bad. We get it. They pretend to be journalists, but they made a mistake. They ran brand into you and it didn't end well. What happened with that? How did that go down? Well, yeah, they asked me to do an interview and I said I would love to. Listen, Dan, I'm about reaching all people. I want to reach people who are independent. I want to reach people who are even Democrats. I go on a lot of shows where the America First people listen, but I also want to go and talk to people who aren't hearing our message. So I said yes. They interviewed me. I was doing a speaking event and a fundraiser and right beforehand they interviewed me and just immediately came at me with the stuff typical where they're trying to pin you down. Why do you like Trump? do Why you think the election was stolen? You know, they like to tell me that I'm always on that too and I only talk about the elections. And I kind of laugh and say, well, that's all you want to talk about. That's all you asked me about. So time this around I just started asking them if they're better off than they were four years ago financially. And of course they said, we yes, are. Apparently they're the only two people in the world who are better off now than they were four years ago. But It hilarious, was though, Carrie, when you asked that one guy, Tim, he and answers the question, yes. But then when you actually get into the details, I think he kind of implicitly I was just that maybe he's better, but
Kari Lake's "Road to Damascus" Moment
"It's sad. I see it now. We hate it. The Kerry, I gotta tell you, that's what I told you at Mar -a Lago, we're talking to Kerry Lake, run for US Senate in Arizona. This is why we just don't do guessing, because I just hate politicians. I just do. They always lie to me, they come on the show, they say some crap. They had one guy I run it for Congress, he got elected, a friend asked me, seemed like a decent guy. He goes there and he votes against Jim Jordan, because he wanted assaulting. I'm like, I'm done. But I've known you for a while. You strike me as a very candid person. I want to bring something up, because I think it'll help you and me both. Every time I mention your name, someone fires back. It's usually from primary opponent. I get it, but still, I'd like you to address it. They say, well, she was in the media, don't I trust her, she could be a lib. I'm not your defender, you don't need it, you can do it yourself. But my take back to them has always been, they make the best conservatives. If they're running as conservatives, they obviously had some road to Damascus moment where they're like, holy crap, these people really suck. So if you would address that, I'd really appreciate it. I'd be happy to, and I have many times before. You know, I talk about growing up an hour away from President Reagan in his hometown, my hometown in his an hour away, obviously a few decades apart, Dan, but he was my original childhood hero. And he's the reason I registered as a Republican when I turned 18. But when I was a mother, first became a mother, I had two babies back to back. And that's all when the wars started and I looked at George W. Bush and I said, gosh, our Republican party has just become a party that wants to start endless wars. And it was only because of that when McCain ran and, of course, had covered him by then a couple of a couple of decades. And I knew this wasn't going to be the guy to end these endless wars. And so that's why I took a chance on an outsider. And obviously we didn't have a lot of good choices. And he turned out to be a nightmare, an absolute nightmare. But I have always been a fair and honest journalist. I think you you ask people I've interviewed, I had a 30 year career, 27 years covering Arizona. And I don't know many people who walk away from their dream job. I walked away from a seven figure contract, walked away from my dream job. Number one in the ratings on a roll, had been number one for 22 years, by the way, at the Fox station. And I walked away from all of that because I looked at journalism and realized it had become nothing more than propaganda. And this was during COVID. And I don't know many people who would have the courage to walk away from that kind of money, that kind of a career like I did. And I did that because I care more about our First Amendment, our Constitution, and our country. And I'm not willing to sacrifice my reputation, use my voice and my heart to spread lies.
Dan's Northvale, NJ Book Signing Was an Epic Success!
"That for this weekend special so a lot happened since I've been with you last first we had a book signing Friday in Northvale New Jersey I expected like 350 people 500 people showed up it was crazy the nicest people huge shout out to the cops and a lot of people showed up I I had some DEA guys FBI guys couple of 75 precinct guy ESU SWAT guys there and one guy came up to me and said Dan I love it when you give shout outs to the truckers and the HVAC guys and the carpenters and the electricians and the steam fitters but you got to mention this railroad guys shout out to the railroad guy and railroad guys out there we love you too but seeing everyone up close and personal is crazy we were there three and a half hours guy said the book signing was nuts our last book signing for a while little while probably not the last one but for a while is this week in Dallas so this is kind of a weekend update on Diana Ball here Dallas this Friday November 17th 2pm local time Grapevine Texas at the Books -A -Million don't miss it we will be there their WBAP audience Jim is saying this is going to be the most packed one yet we've had anywhere from 300 to 800 people these things they're always crowded I don't know we'll see Jim's saying yes WBAP audience represent Grapevine Texas this Friday November 17th 2 p .m. local time book signing at Books -A -Million and Grapevine if you want the deets it's on my Instagram Twitter and true social just scroll through you'll see a lot of them there that's pretty cool so that happened and I want to thank the guy who his gave up parking spot in front of the bookstore they forgot to save us a parking spot so we there was not a single spot in this entire parking lot and the guy in the black truck who he's I said listen if we get you line in first will you give us his spot I had
A highlight from Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming! | Mass Effect Teaser Trailers | Legend of Zelda movie | Spiderman is Spiderman #424
"We're live, what's up everybody this is Karrick with ACG and I'm here with Abzi4, the best gaming podcast number... four, two, four, four hundred and twenty four man. How many have you been on? How many podcasts have you been on? Probably. Do you mean like since I became a co -host? Yeah, since you started. Even if you had the old ones. Or the Patreon? Because you were on a bunch in the first, you know, you jumped in. I remember back in 2018 we did a bunch of, we did game awards and shit. We did a bunch of, you know, events and stuff like that. We did a bunch of E3s. I hopped on a bunch of, a couple internationals. The first one I ever did was just a Patreon one, which was really fun. That's when I, do you realize, there's two games I always talk about and it's Near and Those two games were recommended by you in that first Patreon podcast. That's how I found out about them. That's how long you've been doing them? They were in the original Patreon podcast? They're in the original Patreon podcast and then, yeah, before I became a co -host, yeah, I feel like I come on like twenty, thirty times or something and then ever since then it's been every week, right? Yeah, I think you were on probably the most out of, you know, like the people who come on and join. I think you were on the most before and that you and Johnny was on quite a bit, which is why we, I was like a regular, you know, just like coming in sometimes and yep, coming in hot. What's up? Everybody in chat? People are asking about the ads. Are they real? No, those are, I mean, manscraper. Come on, man. Come on, bro. Those ain't real. That would be, that would be ridiculous. Well, you know what? These days. Josh L, $2 Super Chat. Will Gilf Island have microtransactions? Yeah. See, if you know that sometimes YouTubers make games, if I made a game, it would be Gilf Island and it would be a point and click like Leisure Suit Larry, but with just grandmothers, just hockey island, but like Monkey Island, but half Gilf Hot Gilf's. Yeah, be Gilf Island. What's the, so, so do you have like a distinction between Gilf and, and Cougar or, yeah, see, that's, that's the thing. I personally, I think Cougar's just replaced the number of kids you may have had. So Cougar doesn't matter if you've had kids where Gilf is like grandmother, you know. You have to be a grandmother. Yeah. You have to be a grandmother. So even if you were like a 40 year old grandmother, you'd be a Gilf. You would be a Gilf. Yeah. Technically. But again, we're changing all the slang. So who knows? If there's like an 18 year old with a, with a, that has a son or a daughter, she'd be a MILF. That doesn't sit well. She would. It doesn't sit well. It doesn't sit well. It does. It doesn't sit well when you look at like how we've changed. Like the way we. MILF has to be at least 40, you know. Yeah, right. Exactly. Because at some point you're getting into, well, not into creep zone, especially if you're 20 and that person's 20, but it's still, it's a little weird. Right. Yeah. Sup everybody. Thank you for joining us. We're going to be talking about GTA 6 and the announcement of an announcement. I got to tell you, I just did this on Twitter. I just said, okay. Cause they said, you know, we're, we're happy to announce that at some point we'll have an announcement. And I was just like, come on guys. Do you think they're going to do in game awards? They never do that. They don't. They don't. Rockstar doesn't want to share the rock, rockstar is big enough to not share the limelight with E3. Yeah. They could literally just release a YouTube video and it'll be good, man. Right. Yeah. So I don't know, but it could be, it would be a big get for the game awards to have the big first ever get for the game awards, not for rockstar. They don't need that publicity. Exactly. No. In fact, it would be in a way worse because I know a lot of people who aren't going to watch and aren't interested at all in the game awards. So it's like, you know, there'll be parsing out. We even do that sometimes where we parse out trailers after an event. Yeah. So, yeah. But I mean, they said there was going to be an announcement of announcement what for the last six months we've seen leaked data on it. What did you think? Have you seen some of the leaked, um, like our footage? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She has a fucking ass joy dude. I noticed that as well, I was like that's that's a interrupt those pain. Those pants are tight. Yeah. That's all I got from that. But. That's all you got. Not yet. It's not that I didn't. All I saw was like the Ba -Donca game over there. Like I didn't I didn't really. You know, I didn't really want to look at too many leaks. Yeah. Right? On why I just just went on. Um, it was just a game in progress. Like, didn't they go after a leaker? Probably, yeah, yeah, they did. Actually, they did. They did. But you know, with Rockstar, especially, you know that it's like a spoiler for a trailer, you know what I mean? Yeah, you know, like it's, it's just, it's, it's a Rockstar game, dude. It's, you know, doesn't happen that many. Yeah, you don't want to really, um, we'll put the GTA five thing there. Well, um, I think overall, I don't really want to see too much because like we were talking earlier, I asked everybody what they wanted to see from GTA five or GTA six. And dude, I would never want to be a developer. The ideas that everybody came up with were so cross in cahoots, like they wouldn't work together, you know, people saying I want a four by somebody else said I wanted a strategy. Somebody else said I want Anarchy and a deep characterization. The other person said I want deep customization and no, I want to be the character which I get both of those. I understand both of those sides, but it was I was reading it just going, dude, seriously, if you were a dev and you were reading the thought process on that, you'd be like, we're fucked. No one. Dude, imagine, man, being a dev must suck ass because your customers are gamers, man. Yeah, it's got to be the worst. It's got to be rough because they're and there are gamers who are embedded in GTA to the point of being like, yeah. Okay. For example, we had a big discussion yesterday. I said every announcements been about two years, so they show it and then they announce it and I said one of the reasons why I thought this would make sense for another two years is because they've got to tell people quit buying shit in GTA 4 or GTA 5. Sorry. They've got to do the thing where they don't say it, but they're like just so, you know, GTA 6 is coming. So you might want to not spend a hundred K and GTA 5 and shark cards, but it's like I don't quite know, you know, how they're going to handle that how they're going to say online. Did they release something new for shark tard shark tards? Sorry shark cards. I don't know. I don't know. I cuz oh, go ahead. I don't know. I don't know if you'd agree with me on this. So it'd be nice obviously to like transfer stuff, you know what I mean? Yep, but at the same time dude, it's a new game and you already this is the game you chose to spend. It's like, you know, I mean, it's a the games are not like a year apart. You know what I mean? They're like they're like what like 10 years apart, right? It's just a whole new. I mean, I don't see, you know, if they if they were like, hey, we noticed that your account had like this character with that much shit and you know, we're going to give you a little booster going to give you some stuff that be cool for them, but I'm at the same time. I'd be I mean, I haven't paid much, you know, I don't I wonder what how they would feel but I feel like, you know, it wouldn't be a big deal if they were just like, yeah, this is just a new game start start from scratch, right? I don't know if you'd agree with that or not. Yeah, I think it's diminishing. They'll do a diminishing refund where they're like if you had a hundred thousand you get a thousand if you had a million points of things bought you get five thousand, you know, they'll be a percentage maybe but that's why I think the two years make sense. You announce it now you got two years and you're really telling people behind the scenes. Hey, listen, man in two years GTA 6 is going to be at but GTA 5 isn't going to go away. It didn't go away with red. It's not thank God. But yeah, and gta4 didn't go away and gta4 didn't go away. I mean, well, I don't know what there is in GTA. Is there even an online though and gta4 fucking okay. Yeah, I don't think there is but I don't think what gta5 they would close it down. I just think they'll yeah, they might have a diminishing, you know, return kind of thing where they look at a percentage. Yeah, because otherwise dude, it's a lot the Shrike $5 stupid. I just lost my left bullet using my lawnmower to shave my nuts lawyers details, please. Oh for the for the man scraper commercial. Yeah, I think when you look at like GTA 6 man, what I want to see is want to see a larger world in size a bigger city and then bigger out of bounds. I don't need three cities. People are talking about multiple cities. I don't think it needs to be just cause either. I just wouldn't like to because GTA 5 is good, but you can cover GTA 5 pretty quick. I did the walk in the walk and you can walk to one edge the other pretty quickly not quickly and like, you know what I mean in game, you know, sure. Yeah, it's not eight hours. What are you what I'm wondering about as well. Well, it's always Rockstar there, you know, they're going to like push the push it even more. But what I was wondering I always wonder about this Red Dead. They were able to do what they did with the Red Dead because it's not a fully developed world. So every single NPC you me has his own scripting and and you can talk to them and they react and there's so much detail in that and then like encounters that might happen. Now. I'm sure encounters can definitely happen and GTA but I wonder I wonder if they're going to hate have scripting for every sink dude, like there's no way right like it's super populated. I get it's a city. There's no way they're going to script maybe they're going to do some crazy tech voodoo smart shit where they do some like AI scripting, you know, what I mean or something like that, but I don't see them, you know, but but it'd be it'd be awesome man. If GTA on the scale that it is had the same type of detail and and and density has read that that'd be that be insane man. And I always wonder about that. Like like what what direction maybe they're just too completely there two completely different games going two completely different routes, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I mean, it'll be the first ones based on SSD and NVMe. Yeah, so my personal opinion is they'll do a lot of loading behind the scenes NPCs. They'll do what Ubisoft does where they you know, they sample less scripting for the farther out the end of the guy is and so you're up close guys. There is a lot going on but looking at the footage here. There's a lot of places in GTA 5 where there isn't a ton of traffic and people and then depending on the time frame depending on the city. There is a lot I think they can probably do something that's very close to Red Dead plus a lot of cheats. They're going to have a ton of cheats. Yeah, 100 percent Legion had a ton of really good despite anybody's love or hate for Watchdogs Legion. If you watch their GDCs, they had some really smart ways of basically having one person sort of running a group of people and and it was like using their senses instead of everybody's and then informing others and sort of like fear did with its with its AI and stuff. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be able to work it out. It is over. They'll definitely have some cool stuff because of the new consoles. I mean base PS5 base Xbox series S and X they can do a lot with those is this so Red Dead came out 2018. That was almost that was like towards the end of the console life cycle. I believe now we're in the middle of it and it's interesting because even GTA GTA was at the very very they pushed the shit out of those systems. Remember Xbox 360 PS 3 like that was at the very very end the cusp. So it's interesting. This is going to be the first well, maybe I don't know how they usually they announce a game and then and then release it like a couple months later, right? So I'm assuming that it's going to be released 2024. Well, all GTA's have had two years exactly after announcement. Yeah, I looked my spot. Yeah. Yeah. They delayed GTA 5 by a couple months, but it was okay. Yeah, they so for with like two years to your two years two years and GTA I think for that probably makes sense because it also gives you some room to sort of identify where you are. Also, if you look at the alphas, dude, they're not very good. So we're seeing footage that I assume is somewhat current when people leak it. Yeah, that's got a long ways to go and a long ways in Rockstar terms, of course, is different than everybody else, but they could do it at the end of 2024. But I think more like or sorry, starting in 2025, the end of 2024, but I think it'll be probably end of 2025 or 2026. How Red Dead was released a couple months after, right? Right. A couple months after what? The announcement. Yeah, see that one I didn't track because Red Dead was, Red Dead was leaked many years prior. So I don't know. Yeah, I don't. Yeah. I mean, we've all we and we knew just we know about GTA 6 until today. They didn't announce it, but we knew it was being made too. So it is. And we knew GTA 4 was being made. I'm thinking of the deep dive trailers, you know, when they when they like when they released the Red Dead deep dive. Yeah. When they did like the 20 minute or 30 minute, like this is the game mechanics this way, you'd be that that was close to release. So maybe maybe they did like a teaser way before for sure. I mean, I'm excited whenever it could come out tomorrow and I would play it, it come out in two years and I could play it come out four years and I play it. I do also think that they've talked about not punching down in humor and all that stuff, which I think is really weird because that's sort of that's sort of what it's known for and why I think a lot of people there's a little bit of like cathartic kind of, you know, just like some of the stuff you would never say, but these characters say and so you find it funny like a comedian who's edgy or what we know for sure. Yeah, so I want to see how they're going to handle that how they're going to handle characterization of those two characters. Sicilian Gamer, $5 Super Chat thoughts on Boogie documentary. He spent $200 on prostitutes instead of his mortgage. Oh, God. What is Boogie? Boogie has been on a spiral since who's for a while now. Is Boogie the fat guy? He's heavyset and he did a lot of Xbox stuff. He did. I think he had like he was one guy from Xbox come over. Yeah. It was known for his like character that likes to drink a lot of I think Mountain Dew as you drink Mountain Dew. Francis. Francis. Flipping up the table thing. That shit, that shit. But then he went into like this whole rabbit hole of depression and I don't know. I think he's mentally unwell or something. So yeah, I don't know what's going on with that. Yeah. I personally would just say I don't like documentaries on people anyway, like everybody's personal life like everybody loves to pretend they're perfect in the real world. No one is. For sure. Never met anybody in my life and I mean that's what I did for you. Instagram filters. Instagram filter of life, right? So it's like I just don't care and I would never watch it like. You know there are like full on studios that would that would like that's where like there's full on studios and I know that like some of my some I have like friends who are Instagram like you know e -girls and shit and they tell me like they take they take a picture in Instagram like they're on they're in a private jet or like on the boat with that's all fake. Yeah, it's all that's all fake. Yeah. Yeah, it's all fake. It's it's yeah. Yeah here there's a guy who rents out his jet for Instagram models. So he'll rent out the jet. Yeah, they're coming to the tarmac take photos. Yeah. Yeah, and literally literally there's there's a lot of a lot of jet owners or speedboat owners or boats or yachts or whatever they say people just want to go there take videos with them. Like like fucking opening champagne and shit and ruining dirtying up their whole oh God the world. Yeah, I hate it. Number one says Red Dead 2 reveal was also two years prior to release. So yeah, you were probably thinking of those deep dives. I don't track that too much. I only do with GTA.
Former ICE Director Tom Homan Exposes National Security Failures
"Homan, former ICE director and president and CEO of border911 .com. Tom, thank you so much for taking the time. I want to play a piece of tape here that has been making the rounds and then we'll riff on it. Play cut 54. I've done this job for over three decades. I've never seen numbers anywhere near this. This is drastic. This is the biggest national security failure that I've seen in this country since 9 -11. This is historic. I promised President Trump when he announced it, he goes back, I go back, and I'm going to run the biggest deportation operation this country has ever seen. Because these massive people being released in this country, 9 out of 10 will get order removal based on immigration court data. A judge order is removed. We're going to find them and we're going to remove them. There's no consequence. We can't fix the border. We're going to have a consequence in the Trump administration. Tom, tell us about it. A second Trump term, the largest deportation force ever seen. Tell us more. I've met with President Trump many times. I was one of the first guys that he met with when he re -announced his coming back and I told him I'd come back in a minute. I told him I'd come back for free because I'm so pissed off what this administration did. We gave this administration, Charlie, the most secure border in my lifetime and they unsecured it. The first president in history's nation that unsecured the border. So I promised President Trump I'd come back and people need to understand, these millions of people that are released in the United States, if you look at the immigration court data over the last decades, people claim asylum at a border. Nearly 9 out of 10 never get relief from U .S. courts because they simply don't qualify and they're going to be ordered removed. And we're going to remove them under the Trump administration because if you're demanding due process, which we give them, due process doesn't mean squat. It's a final decision of the courts aren't carried out. So we're going to find the 9 out of 10, they get order removed, we're going to locate them and we're going to deport them because there has to be a consequence to breaking the laws of this country. What do you have to say to some people that would, you know, say it's not logistically feasible to deport millions of people? You know, it is very difficult and do I think I removed 20 million people? No, but we do it one at a time. No one's off the table. Listen, if the immigration court, if the judge orders somebody removed and we don't remove them because it's too hard, then let's shut down the immigration courts too because the final orders obviously don't mean anything. No, we need to carry it out. And look, if we work with Congress and pass a legislation that if you get an order of removal from the courts, you don't qualify ever for amnesty, for DACA, for any benefits, that will certainly help to self deport many people. You've got to cut it off. You've got to stop rewarding people of illegal behavior. Whoever they're going to do to become fugitives, they get order removal. They don't leave. They'll hide out. They'll hide out long enough for the next giveaway, the next amnesty, the next DACA. We can't allow that. That has to stop.
A highlight from The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, the Clippers trade for Harden. Lots of football talk and some Italian movies. Oh yeah, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus, check out the Explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sportsbook. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit TheRinger .com slash RG. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time at participating McDonald's, so make sure to try them. While you can, tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. We did the Omen. We did the OG Omen. We did the 1976 one. One of the creepiest movies ever made with some of the scariest scenes that have ever been in any of these movies. Me and Chris Ryan broke all of it down for you. What else happened in The Ringer universe? Oh, The Ringerverse crew. Everybody got together for the first time and they did a live show in LA on Monday night and even dressed up for Halloween, a couple of them. It was great, great to see everybody all together. Check out the, all of our basketball stuff on Ringer NBA, Mismatch, Brazilos Pod, Ringer Gambling. Austin Rivers has his new podcast, Off Guard. And then obviously our football stuff, all our culture stuff as well. And we're gonna have a big announcement on this podcast on Thursday about an upcoming show you might not be expecting. Coming up in this pod, I'm gonna talk about the Clippers trading for James Harden at the top and why I thought it was a huge mistake. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi, we're gonna talk about the trade deadline in the NFL as well as what team that seemingly looks like their season's almost over might actually jump in the second half of the year. And then last but not least, we're gonna talk Italian movies and Italian TV shows because why not? This is a fun podcast. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["PURL JAM"] All right, I'm taping this on Tuesday before the Clippers game on Tuesday night. The Clippers traded for James Harden late night. They tried to do this as late as possible at night when the most possible people were asleep because they were embarrassed by this trade. And they should be because they're the Clippers. They haven't made the finals ever in the history of the franchise, dating back to Buffalo in 1970, talking five and a half decades of bad luck, terrible injuries, mismanagement. We had the Donald Sterling piece of it. We had load management. And in the last couple of years, they've had some of the worst playoff losses of the 21st century. And now they're trading for a guy who's quit on his last three teams. So they decided, you know what, we'll do this in the middle of the night on the East Coast at least. So we'll take the least amount of slack. They were bidding against nobody. There's 30 teams in the league. One of them had James Harden. 28 other teams were like, we're good. And the Clippers said, you know what, we need this guy. We'll still be not nearly as good as Denver, but if we do this, maybe we could lose in either round two or round three, maybe? I just feel like they don't have any draft picks left for the rest of the decade. So they basically traded three picks for James Harden. The worst one was a 2028 unprotected first. Why do this now? Why do this for a team with no other offers? Why bid against yourself? And why not just wait? If you know you're trading basically two and a half picks plus all these expirings they had, why not wait? The league, I don't know if you've watched it the first week, the league is more talented and more loaded than it's ever been, probably in 30 years. And there's a really, really, really good chance that a couple teams that thought they were gonna be good are not gonna be good. Like for instance, Memphis is 0 -4. Or is Memphis gonna go 25 and 57? Probably not. But there's gonna be a couple teams that are just way worse than they expected. And guess what happens after Thanksgiving and in December and in January? Those teams panic. Guys become available. Like what if Toronto is bad? What if they're like, you know what, Pascal Siakam, this just isn't working for us. What if Chicago, who's already had two team meetings, I think, in three games, what if they decide to put Zach Levine on the table? Like you just don't know. What you do know now is that there was only one team bidding for James Harden and the Clippers ended up with him anyway. The other thing, if you're giving up this much for one guy, I better know that I have a chance to actually win the title. And I just don't feel like they do. I went to the game Sunday night. Kawhi, he looks fine. He looks fine. Does he look like the Kawhi from the mid -2010s? No. Does he look like the guy from 2019 Toronto? He does not. He looks like an older playing himself back in the shape version of Kawhi. And if that's your best player, that's just not gonna be enough this year. The Celtics are too good. Denver is too good. Milwaukee has Giannis and Dame. Phoenix has a ton of scoring. Golden State's gonna be really good. They're still not in the mix. So that was my first issue. The second one, who are you getting? Who are you getting in this trade? Where you're getting I .S. Quinn on three teams. You're getting the most disappointing playoff star this century, literally this century. And there's no other person you can put in there. There's nobody who has even half of the qualifications from a playoff disappointment standpoint that this guy does. Zach Lowe came on the Book of Basketball podcast, I think in 2019, we did a James Harden podcast. And in that podcast, which was four years ago, called him the Karl Malone of guards. And I was immediately the most jealous I've ever been of a comparison. Since then, he had the 2020 bubble flame out. Then they had in 2022, the Miami series, which he sucked in. And then in 2023, the Celtic series, this guy, it's an all time resume. And the Clippers who are just playoff futility through and through for the entire franchise history were like, that's the guy. That's the guy that can take the lovable loser Clippers over the top, James Harden. He slows you down. He needs the ball all the time. The Clippers now have Paul George, who succeeds the most when he has the ball. Koulai Leonard, who has perennially succeeded the most when he has the ball. Russell Westbrook, who loves to either have the ball or crash the boards. And now Harden, who needs the ball. See four guys who need the ball. Then Norm Powell comes in, he needs the ball. Bones Holland comes in, he needs the ball. Are we playing with three balls now? No, we're gonna still play with one. James Harden can't guard anybody. That seems relevant. He hasn't played defense in four years.
A highlight from Trick R Treat (Horror/Slasher) (2007) Movie Review
"What's happening world? This is Kiera and Ben and we're going to start this off with a movie called Trick or Treat. It's a horror movie in the, when was it, 2000s? I don't know if you guys have seen it, but it's absolutely, I thought it was a really good horror movie to start off the Halloween season. So, Kiera? Absolutely. I love this movie. I think it was so good. I know it did not. I know it was held up for two years before it could get released and then it had limited theater release, but as soon as it went to DVDs and streaming, it created a really big cult following. I think that is indicative of how good the movie is. I love a horror comedy and I would say that this would fall under that scope. And I also love an anthology movie. And I think that this covered the bases very well. We have kind of, I would call him our protagonist, Sam. If you have seen either Trick or Treat or the cover art, at least like the poster for it, you will see the little kid with the burlap kind of like pumpkin head mask. And that is Sam, our protagonist. And he is kind of like our guide throughout this Halloween night in this little town in Ohio. And everything kind of, he kind of watches over everything and all the stories that we see are kind of all connected I would say through him and through the passings of each other. Yes, 100%. And Sam has rules. Okay, so there's rules for Sam. Sam's rules are always wear a costume, always hand out candy, never blow out a jack -o'-lantern before midnight, and respect the dead. And no one does any of this in this movie. I would say the only people who maybe do this in the movie is the Anna Paquin storyline because he doesn't really outwardly kill them. He kind of lets them just do their thing. And I think it's because they're in costume and they are werewolves. Oh, yeah, I guess that's by default. I mean, they, but he is there. He is there. Yeah, when they eat everybody, he's sitting right there and they don't bother him. I think he's more like a watcher of Halloween, like the rules of like the, what would it be like, I'm trying to think of a word where like, like, not patriotic saint, but like, like the person that like, make sure that Halloween runs the way it's supposed to, if that makes any sense. Yeah, kind of like the enforcer, the enforcer of the holiday. And I think it's funny because he is like a small child. I mean, obviously not. There is some mysticism behind him, just like there is on Halloween. I would say the first death is one of my favorites. So we see this couple and they're coming home. And this one guy is very into Halloween. He's like, don't blow out the jack -o'-lantern. And his girlfriend or wife or whatever is not very much into Halloween. So she does. And we see her get brutally murdered and then put up as a decoration at her own house by Sam, which I thought was really cool. I thought it was really fun. Again, this movie surprisingly has a huge cast. The two biggest names that I wasn't expecting in my rewatch because like, you know, you watch things and you forget about it. And then you rewatch and you're like, Oh my God, was Anna Paquin and Brian Cox being in this movie. I was like, these are some big names for this little low budget horror movie. Yeah, I was kind of shocked when I saw them. I was like, Oh, okay. Because like, Trick or Treat to me wasn't like really like blown up. Like, people weren't like, Oh my God, there's a movie coming out. Like, I saw it like on Amazon. Like, I was like, Oh, okay. So it was like, for me seeing these big names in it, I was like, Oh, this is actually a movie that had a lot of people in it. And I'm surprised that it didn't have the, you know, like the big production that it should have got. But it was really good. I mean, the storylines are good. And it's like multiple stories going on at once. Like, it's not just like, you know, one story is like, you know, there's the principal, and he's killing people. And then there's the pack of wolves. And then there's the school bus. And there's this all this stuff going on. And you're like, you know, like, jumping from scene to scene, but it doesn't. It goes very smooth. It does. And what I found was so interesting was how Sam was very in tuned with the intentions of the people. We kind of talked about this already with the Anna Paquin werewolf storyline, which I to me, of course, I love female led horror is one of my favorite ones. I would say that one in the school bus one with the kids in the little like Valley River part. I don't want Corey Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I was like, What am I? Why can't I think of this word? I thought they those were the best ones. Because you can really see that here. He does. He does abide by the rules. Like I love I love a fucked up sense of justice. And I would say that Sam has that. Oh, yeah. 100 % like he he doesn't like when he's in the house with the man that you later learn is the bus driver. Yeah, Brian Cox, you learn that like, he doesn't kill him. Like he he messes with them. And like, Brian Cox knows there's some supernatural element to him when he blows him like it blows his hand off with a shotgun. And still tries to kill him. So he's like, Oh, my God. But he just like he takes up his lollipop that he usually cuts people's throats with and he hits a like mom's mom's bar Milky Way and he eats it. He walks out the building. So this guy's like, Oh, shit. You know, he so he starts thinking, you know, I guess I pass now candy. And that kind of plays back on him. It does. And what I like, what I like the best about how his storyline ended was that Sam was like, okay, you're going to meet your end. But it's not going to be by my hand. It's going to be by the hand of these eight children that you killed for no reason, which to me was also an insane storyline. I was like, I okay, so for those who haven't seen the movie, obviously, this is an anthology storyline, an anthology series. So there's one story that bleeds into two different stories, right? And it is the massacre of this children's school bus. So there is a school bus and it has eight children on it. And all these children have disabilities. And Brian Cox is the bus driver and the parents of these eight children come up with this horrifying, disgusting plan that they are going to bribe the bus driver to drive the bus into the quarry and kill their children, because they cannot handle the pressures of raising a child with disabilities, which is to me, so insane and disgusting. And guess what? He does it. So we see the ghosts of these eight children come into two storylines. We see it when the high school kids are lighting the lanterns at the quarry kind of like, oh, is it real? Are there ghosts here? What's happening? Kind of being like kids not really understanding. And then we see it when Sam actually brings the ghosts of those eight children to Brian Cox's house. And in my head, it ends with them killing him. Oh, 100%. And like, I thought the thought like that the girl that they brought to the quarry was special needs, and they were picking on her. And I thought that, you know, when the ghost come and she's in that elevator, and she doesn't open the elevator to let them basically kill the kids that were picking on her, like supposedly being our friends, but like, we're actually just trying to taunt her. I thought that was like a comeuppance, like kind of for the ghost, like the people that picked on them. This was their way of getting retribution on these children that would picking on this one girl with special needs, if that makes any sense? Oh, it absolutely does. And within that you see kind of the decision. So with any with any pack or like group of people, right, this is psychology, there's always going to be the leader and the right hand and then the followers. Now the followers will are there, but they don't, and they believe the message and they believe like the pack mentality. But you will also see that they're those are the first ones to disintegrate, right? Those are the first ones to become wary. And we see that with what's his name? I forget, Schrader? Schrader in the movie? The like kid that's also in Baby Daddy on ABC Family? I don't know if you guys know who I'm talking about. But we see his disintegration the most when he's kind of like, what the fuck is going on? Like, this is not right. Like, and you kind of see that his like, not like struggle, but you kind of see him start to question it. Like, are these people like, what I want to do? Like, are these people correct? Like, is this what I want? And you kind of see that within him, obviously, he still dies. Everyone dies.
A highlight from Reeling in Records: Patricks Wyoming World Record Catch
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on. And welcome to the show Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bow Spider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrill. Well welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors everybody. I'm Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrill. We had a cool thing that happened over the last couple weeks we want to tell you about. We are now on Carbon TV, right David? Yes, this will be one of the episodes you'll be able to listen to on Carbon TV. We're super excited to be on that platform. I've been poking around and checking out all the other content on there and there's a lot of it Patrick. Yeah, it's pretty extensive. I was surprised at all the different shows that they had available and it was an inspiration to us to get on there after having Christy Titus on who's Pete Rogers as well. So maybe we should be on here since this is where a lot of our audience would be, right? Correct. It's exciting to be on there. It's exciting to see the growth. This is, we're starting November. We'll be starting year five, Patrick. We're climbing episodes for sure. Getting up there. Still getting out and about. It's not hard water season yet. I wanted to let everybody know we have one more exciting piece of news talking about fishing and out and about. I did see a post in a picture that it's official. We do have a world record holder on the podcast. Thank you. Yeah, it's pretty crazy. I got notification after six months of waiting in agony about my world, pending world record. It happened. Have a, have an old time. The old record, it wasn't an ounce, right? It was almost a pound. The state record I smashed, the world record, I actually tied the guy. We co -hold the record, but I also had 0 .4 ounces on there and they round down. So I'm about half an ounce. I want horseshoes out of moms and hanged in raids. That's where it counts in close. Yeah, no, it's pretty cool for the state of Wyoming too, because we only have one other all tackle world record and the only other one is the golden trout, which I would much rather have that one, but I don't. So I'll take what I can get and having the white sucker all tackle world record is pretty cool. That means it's the biggest of mine, rod, reel, any of that. So it's pretty cool. Oh, you were talking about all tackled world record is held in here in Wyoming. So we need to get a few more of those shovel meadows needs to come here. So you got work to do. That's what I would say. Yeah. I was doing some research on that just the other day, just for fun. And so I had the world record or the world fishing hall of fame, freshwater fishing hall of fame. I had their book out and I had the IGFA book out. I'll tell you what, man, there's some really tough ones. It's going to be really hard to break some of those. I was, although for the IGFA, there there is some hope for some of the younger folks. So like our kids, they have a juniors division and then they also have a small fry division for kids. And there's several species in there that are vacant. Like no one has a record of any kinds and their species have to catch a fish. Yup. And their species that we have here in Wyoming. So it's potentially one of our kids could be an IGFA world record holder. They, it wouldn't be an all tackle, but it'd be for their age group and their division. That's definitely a doable thing if they wanted to do it. That'd be really exciting. If one of the kids was a world record IGFA holder, that's, that's actually, there's a potential. So everybody else, your books and you might not be able to get in the adult division, but to take a kid, put the rod and wheel in their hands and see if you can get them a record. Yeah. And it's funny, you can see which species are super popular because the walleye has a whole bunch of different records. Walleye being one of the most popular game fish in North America, largemouth bass. There's a bunch of them that have records, but then you start getting into the more obscure things like tiger muskies and tiger trout and stuff like that. And there's a lot less of them. If you're going to go break a world record, maybe that's something you look for. Some species only have the all tackle division open. So if you look at IGFA, the white sucker, that's all they do is the all tackle. But if you go to the freshwater fishing hall of fame, you can do the all tackle and all the line class records too. And so it's based on the type of line you're using and you have to send all that in and get it tested for break strength and a number of other things, but you can get a world record that way. So there's, and Danny, his name is in that line class world record book a lot. He's in there a whole bunch, which was cool to see that he still has a whole bunch of golden trout records and mountain white fish and other cool things that we have here in Wyoming. That's pretty neat. When we were elk hunting, we took the kids to elk camp for about three days. I would say elk hunting was on pause, but we were at elk camp and certainly it was a, it was a good time. Took the kids fly fishing in the stream and caught a lot of trout. That's awesome. What was the, was it all like brook trout or what? We can at least get over some of the particulars about how to do a world record and all that. Basically the idea of how to go about finding a world record that you can break and then going after it. How's that sound? Yup. I can even lead when you hit the flag button and tell me when you're ready. Go for it. Patrick, for everybody out there, how do you go about, you've identified that there's a flawed or a species that you like to fish for. We've talked about getting it weighed and certified, but how would you go about identifying a potential species to go after and what would you do if you were going to truly do that? Yeah, so I'd say it's going to vary by individual, but like for most people, you just have to get an awareness of what the records are. There's a lot of records out there and you also have to look at who the, you know, issuing agency or organization is. So there's the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. They have their own record book. It's totally independent of the IGFA. And so what I would recommend is you can go online and you can go to their websites and you can scour and look and see what some of those records are or you can do like I did and pay a membership and get the books so that you can see what they are and just easily flip through them, highlight and just see who's got what record. Then the other thing is you got to look and see what are the species in my area that I could potentially break a record, right? Golden trout in Wyoming, you could potentially break that record because we have golden trout here. If you're living in a state that doesn't have golden trout, it's going to be a lot harder, right? So that's just common sense. But you want to look for the species that actually grow big and you're part of the United States or abroad and start working on that, especially if you have a body of water that's close by. But it's important for a lot of reasons. I think it brings excitement to fishing, right? It gives you something fun and exciting to chase after. And I also think that it shows that conservation efforts are working because people keep saying, oh, there's not going to be any more records for this kind of fish or that kind of fish. And yet every year you have different records being broken. Like I was talking to the guy from the Game and Fish that was interviewing me about my two state records and he said, I'm just so surprised at how many state records there have been lately. And it's surprising, but not like I feel like conservation efforts and fish biology has come a long ways and we're growing bigger and better fish. And so I think that having world records, having ultimate angler programs, master angler programs, it goes a long way in just helping to raise awareness about growing some of those bigger fish and really encouraging people to be good stewards of what they have. We've talked about that on lots of levels. And I understand from the hunting aspect a little more, but I would say the biologists are doing a more holistic approach to reservoir stream management. And whether you're a catch or release or a catch and take, we won't get too far into that argument, but those creel limits are set and are pretty well monitored anymore. You don't have the good old days where people just went out and caught what they caught and did what they did. It's a little more regulated for sure. And that the benefit of that is we're seeing higher quality fisheries across the nation. Yeah, I would agree with that. And I think if the fish biologists are doing their due diligence and doing their job, the bodies of water that need you to come and catch and take, they're going to encourage that by setting creel limits that are very liberal, right? So that people can take a lot of fish. Maybe they have a slot limit where you can only keep them at a certain size. Those kind of things, I think, really help fish populations grow and help you grow record size fish. The ones that just stay the same all the time, they don't really pay attention to them because there are some places like that's where you have a problem. And I think like just here locally here in Fremont County, like we have an opportunity to grow some really big fish, because we have biologists that are paying attention. And it's really cool to bring a world record to Fremont County, especially from one that was in Minnesota. Minnesota is known for fishing, right? I would say Wyoming is more known for its hunting than its fishing. But we have some incredible fishing here. And so it's pretty cool to bring a world record back to the state and to see our fisheries biologists get really excited about it. I thought that was pretty cool too. So explain to me, what is a slot limit for somebody nomenclature who's never heard that term before? Yeah, so it's basically just saying like, certain size fish you can keep certain size you can't. So in some states, like if you catch a walleye between 15 inches and 20 inches, you can only keep two or three of those. And then you have to throw back everything under that size. And maybe they'll let you keep one over that size. So they're regulating the population based on the sizes that they want. So Flaming Gorge is an example where they want you to keep lake trout under 24 inches or 28 inches, something like that. But they want you to release the bigger fish because they have too many of the smaller fish in the reservoir to feed. And there's only so much food in that body of water. So that's essentially what slot limits are designed to do is you want to keep a lot of those eaters that people can take home. And by doing that, you reduce the amount of biomass or the amount of mouths to feed in that body of water, thus sustaining a better, healthier population where fish can actually grow to behemoth size. And I would say, thinking about it, it's pretty easy in the hunting world to do that kind of regulation. Well, it's a lot limit. Sometimes they say three point minimum, sometimes it's antlerless only, sometimes it's antlered only. And they have a whole bunch of reasons why they're putting those limitations to achieve different outcomes, right? Either reduce herd size, increase quality, increase male to female. But in fishing, it's a little harder to, especially freshwater fish, to really sex those fish and say, oh, that's a male, that's a female. During spawning time, potentially, yes. I think of salmon. It's pretty easy. When they're getting ready to spawn, they run up the river going, oh, that's a buck, that's a hen. 365, catching a walleye out in the lake. I could, until it's filleted, I couldn't really tell you what it was. Yeah, some fish species is pretty hard to tell the difference. And like you said, some of them, it's super easy. But some states go to, out in the Midwest, you have states that have fish openers and closers, like they have closed fishing season certain times a year for certain kinds of fish or certain drainages. Even in Wyoming, we have certain drainages that are closed at certain times to protect those spawning fish. And then again, it all goes back to that stewardship piece. What they want to do is have a good successful spawn so that we have lots of fish in the future. And I'm all in favor of that as long as it's not too restrictive. And it's actually based on what's best for that fishery. But yeah, quite a bit different bodies of water sturgeon might be protected certain times like around here, sauger if protected on the Wind River at certain times. And so you just have to pay attention and make sure that you're abiding by those regulations and that you're doing it right. It's all for the betterment of those species. And it's important to pay attention to that because we want good fishing for our kids. Oh, yeah. A world record I'd love to go chase would be halibut, right? But to sit here in Wyoming and say, you know what, I'm going to go break the halibut world record. It's 400 million pounds and there's been halibut are not a difficult fish species to target. They just aren't. If you've cat fished, they're similar to that. They're gonna eat bait that's on the bottom. Getting bait in front of them is the important part. Getting in on the fish is like anything you'd you could be in the same body of water on two different boats and one guy's limited out one guy doesn't catching fish. So part of it is just where you're at, right. But for me to sit here and say, Oh, I'm going to go get that record. You got to catch a lot of halibut and let a lot of halibut go and you're going to spend a lot of time and halibut lives coastal water specific and Atlantic. I'm a long ways from either either ocean. Realistically for me to sit down and say I'm going to get the next world record halibut. That's not a great goal to set for myself. However, if I want to set golden trout, shovelnose sturgeon, maybe even sucker. I know where a world record sucker is caught. I think there might be another one out there. There could be. And that's the thing. I've had a couple of people message me. They're like, we're going to come for your record. I'm like, do it. That's that's the point is that records are meant to be broken, right? And I'm sure it'll happen at some point. But this IGFA record has stood for almost 40 years. That's a long time. But if it stands for six months or if it stands for 60 years, you've got the piece of paper, you've gone out and accomplished it and done it and given recognition to that fish species. And part of that shows that, again, that ecosystem, that habitats got to be healthy if it's producing quantity and quality at the same time. Yeah. And I've told people for a long time, we are really lucky to live where we do because there are some massive fish here. You look at the state record walleye over 17 pounds, the yellow perch over two pounds, crappie over two pounds. There's some big fish in this area. And the potential for world records exists not just with white sucker, to your point. We could get a world record sogger here. We could do a world record a lot of things, but it just depends, again, on the body of water, the environmental conditions. But what's really cool is that I think everybody across the country has an opportunity. You just have to go and see what species of fish that you have that you could potentially chase a record for. It's fun to think about and something fun to try. It's always good to have goals. It's usually mine is like master anglers or I want to catch a new species or I want to catch a new fish to try to cook. And all that culminated in this world record because I wouldn't normally target sucker. I don't target sucker on purpose very often. And it's just another really cool species to go after. Again, if you're going to call yourself a great angler, which I hope to be able to do someday, you really got to be able to catch all the fish and learn how to catch all those fish. And that's part of the fun. You got to be multifaceted. And as you talk about that, I think about bear hunting, very specifically, carnivore hunting, but bear hunting, you've got to set goals, right? And if your goal when you first said, I'm going to break the world record, black bear, good luck, go ahead, have fun, right? I'm not going to say you shouldn't have that goal or somebody shouldn't. For me personally, if I wanted to get a bear, then I want to get a lot of bears, then I want to get a big bear. And now I just want to interact and see and be within bears territory, bear country, and be able to know what that bear is going to do before he does it right. Oh, he's going to use this saddle, he's going to use that edge of timber. Oh, he's going to come back out here. And the next goal is wolf. And then the next goal is mountain lion. And then the next goal and there's, you can keep setting those goals. And you don't have to be for lack of a better word, back east whitetail hunter and say, I'm going to break the county and state and the world record in inches of whitetail. It can just be, I'm going to break the record of how many deer walk under my stand this year and don't notice that I'm there, right? It could be a catch or release. How many rainbows can I catch or release on this body of water? And I think of couple reservoirs that are close to us on the right day on the right time. Boating 15 or 20 rainbows is a fun day. Oh yeah, it's so much fun. And giving yourself something to chase after is always a good thing. And no matter what you do in podcasting for us, it's how many episodes can we put out that are compelling that people want to listen to? How many different states can we hit people in to listen to it? You got to have goals for everything that you do in life. And I think for me for fishing, there's lots of different reasons that I do stuff like my kids, I want them to catch master anglers because I want them to get to catch all these cool fish and I want to do it too. And it's just a fun thing that we can all do together. But I think another cool part of it for me, especially over the last several years, has been, can I catch this fish and what does it taste like? Can I make with it? And that's where the whole sucker thing started was Jim Zumbo talking about how you can do this with them and you can do that with them. And I've never really tried that same thing with carp. Like I tried a bunch of stuff with carp this year I would have never done. I don't ever target carp specifically until this year. But it is fun to expand your horizons right and see what kind of angler you are see what you're made of and then of course see what that resource is all about see what that fish brings to the table quite literally that could be interesting or new and it's good to push yourself to try those new things.
A highlight from Episode 129 - Oct. 29th, 2023 - Special Guest Lady Lilly The Wise Guys Corner Episode
"I got some popcorn for you. I live the life. I live the life. I'm sorry Listen if you're going to be spontaneous on those days, you usually got me during the week and early mornings. There's nobody there See one of those awkward foreign films You know, it's wild though Usually during those days it's almost like nobody there except for maybe one or two old couples. Yep So it's just a wild thing to be doing Yeah, me and this girl want to see the third anniversary of do the right thing It's like me her and some hasidic person in the crowd A jewish guy I messed up that's two curses Uh, they're in the theater only three of us and we were having fun when the guy was like look at the movie Oh my god, these are racist like shut up And we girl having fun and watching the movie and we're talking mad Having a good time. It was dope. We actually had fun another one for the guy Wait, I didn't curse Did I curse no, no. Yes, you did It's like a sign. Yeah, he did. So we had bad fun. We're talking we're talking ish and we're having fun nice If you're going to be frisky and do hanky panky just make sure it's not a harvey wants to Say wow, let's just say All right, put a tarantino film. We got options out here. Don't be doing a Terrible Not me harvey's terrible terrible. Okay, so that was number six So movies for the first day Because also think when the movies you can't you're not talking So you want to communicate with the person you're with During the day so so so you're not going to be into that level of attraction of her focus Versus her asking a bunch of questions and you miss it on the movie Either way the first day for movies is a bad idea No, no, it is it is it is about myself. Honestly. Yeah, you want to get to know the person exactly I want to get to know you so that was that was six, right? Well, that was seven. That was baby. You know your house. No the movie. Yeah. Yeah. Sorry. It's number five olive garden I Endless pasta is bad Now wallow you what you're hitting I look at it for mom Three tor Italy for 28 dollars best three She don't fancy the garlic bread with the olive oil I watched some girls on tik tok bring the little tub of what exactly For the endless pasta That's hella great for days. Exactly. That's a big bag. It's a great show, sir Like I said before Didn't get to run up the tab What you mean? Yeah, so you can do it right get up right you walk away and say I gotta get the bathroom The classic dine dash there's nothing wrong with olive garden on the first date No, I like the olive garden. I ain't gonna lie. I don't I don't I don't condone dining dashing But if a girl's being difficult, sometimes she worth it. Oh, oh We're at video we saw in atlanta that girl who polished four dozen oysters And then she said then she said I have my money you damn right you have your own money, you know spend it Because you're a poor you're gonna go out like who's a first date You're living in a dream world mom. Stop it. No, that's lasagna. It ain't more seasoning, but she's living in the loo Especially when they have like the uh, the tortellini joint. Oh my god, or the endless pasta joint with the different flavors I don't know. I mixed the match. I love me some tortellini You did good stuff I had to mix it before and then because I knew the person kind of hit the new person over there And besides you get endless salad exactly Now my breadsticks again like and you can take a free set of breadsticks home, too But but it goes back to like, you know, are you are you here for the meal or are you here for the date? I'm here for both, you know and stuff like that. That's why I brought you to the olive garden We're gonna have a good time sit down and have it and show it to ourselves Dude, you know Even if you have a gluten sensitivity You can get gluten -free pasta from them too, sir. Yeah, sir It's too cost -effective. I done told you this. Well, that was it. Guess what? You can stay on star gates I'm, thanks. Ramadan. Ramadan season, you know what i'm saying? Okay, so that was number five number four was chipotle Overrated Hey, don't rate though, but why overrated? Kedobah's better Because chipotle is like restaurant prices. Yeah, but you're paid for take on me in the fake off me Listen the matter times when I was watching bad tv, um, i .e love and hip -hop anytime. Mr Chipotle around since antenna she got happy as hell People like chipotle she's oh we're going to chipotle. I got a friend of mine Who is number three? I think in the region, but chipotle That's how much chipotle this guy buys. Oh my god I'm, like bro. Did they give you like a plaque or something? No, it's number three They should they should give him a plug But no, I as a first date But I do like to put like I feel like you get chipotle after I don't know a walk in the park or when you do extraneous activity or after your gym date, you know You don't just go to chipotle and then leave listen You set the tone on the date where you where you decide to fly her out to monaco And have champagne and things that you can't pronounce and stuff like that Genuinely don't know where you're finding these women and and then and then and then and then by the third day you try to go Say they're like say to go like in and out burger It ain't happening see what you said about finding these women i'm a dj So i've seen all aspects of women that i've come across i've seen the low of low and the highs of highs So that's why I can I can relate with this country because i've seen girls like i'm not going to chipotle in my first day I'm, not going over here. Hell no, he got taken over here. Um Uh, uh Some some like chain restaurant. No not chain Fancy steakhouse new york city. If you want to take me out, you gotta go here Excuse me. Excuse me Listen, does it come with a bj and a little little tug at the end of the night? you know because Okay, what you got to tell them is listen if at any point you wore timbs in your life and they said you got a Rainbows don't tell me where you're not going Don't tell me where you're not going Okay, i'm sorry You ain't got to go nowhere. You can just fast Dude, yeah, that's my accident. So tell me where you're not going. So so that right there. Nah, shoot And I and I don't even excuse this it'd be one thing if you were a silver spoon kid and all you know is Freaking caviar and stuff like that and you and you're just born in a lifestyle where you where you're accustomed to high fine dining It's a whole nother thing Where where you're like a block away from death and you stepped and got a rainbow something where you're not going And you're and you only when you go to your spot your matches on the floor who you talking to mom who are you? Who are you? Remember calling calling for you by drake. She hit on the oxtail. She ate it on the dough to drink chicken She liked it. She got flown out. She's in a nice spot. She complained about good food and she won but meanwhile aubrey's a villain So that so that right there for number four number three is chilies Listen, I had chilies for the first time again in florida And i'm not gonna lie had a good spread of food got some ribs some chicken tenders some elote For those who don't for those who don't know mexican corn with that cojito cheese And you know, it was decently priced food I have no time for these goof troops who got something against the southwest mac and cheese with the jalapeno when it was available I have no time for it Two for 25. That's all you say Three for ten chilies for the first day If you if if you don't have the funds for like to go out something's really nice and you want to really break the ice Let's go to chili and they got good drinks. You don't gotta go. I'll just go on my own have a good time I can't understand why because It gives like a college vibe. It is a college vibe. But here's the thing Most these women are here talking are young like these are young So what are you talking about? My if you don't if you can't afford it Would you get them at me full of a body for you? You know why because they they got flew out one time and they went to a nice place and all of a sudden That's got to roll with the car bowls. Oh my god. Oh my god. I'm at car mines. Yeah Yeah, right here. Yeah, we know it's all over your IG story. We didn't ask for it. Yeah, they just brought it back So that was chilies number number two was applebees. I know this I just I agree. You know, why those dollar dollaritas? Yeah, that's a that's dangerous for a woman. Yeah Them dollaritas are applebees now. Yeah And this I thought you were coming at me personally. I don't know what happened. No, no, no, I burped. I thought that's all it was I burped that's all I said. Excuse me applebees. It's the first date It's like going to chilies. I don't mind it. I have a very special place in my heart for applebees because Not the dollaritas the dollaritas were mid but they have good drinks nonetheless And they have not better than fridays, but we're actually I don't know anymore I haven't that's fridays back in the day Coming up. What's this ish? You remember back in the day how fridays was oh, it was lit. It was litty man I actually haven't been to friday I'm happy friendlies. It doesn't exist in the capacity. It was because the gloves is gonna the gloves is gonna come off It's a fast food chain. Remember, you know, that's what it is. I see I see one before last week What I see the friendlies last week Well, the one that suffered is now panera, but yeah, no, I mean actual friendly. No, no, we was in New jersey Listen I still enjoy my strawberry shake. I still enjoy that strawberry You know, I I love friendly. Listen. Listen, you could be a bad whatever you want. You know, you don't have to go I know I know i'll be there, you know, to be honest with you. No, no, you'll be friendly yourself You know, i'll enjoy the waffle fries. I'll I'll enjoy the chicken So that so that was that was number two Now the last one on the list, which is number one was cheesecake. Hey, you got to play child play You got to talk about this game. You want to stand down? Why why you gotta argue with me and cheesecake bro? Yeah Where they bring families? I dude was chatting. He's speaking. He's speaking to the field. Let me tell you something ladies and gentlemen out there Okay Oh, there's nothing wrong with cheesecake absolutely not there's a variety list of menus The menus is about the size of an nfl place There's so many selections you can go with listen man somebody scaliwags, you know some avocado toast to the face that's the problem you can't get No, no, no, no they need it to the face But there's a lot even if you don't want cheesecake the next step up from crete from cheesecake is grand luxe exactly They also have prosecco there. I know So they also have good drinks. Yes Yeah, so what are we what are we getting at here? Don't worry. You can get moscato over there, too You know, is it because it's a chain? That's where you feel like that. Oh my god And the cheesecakes are huge. So what what are we doing here? Listen speaking for myself and myself only I was denied Cheesecake factory cheesecake as a child for the longest. Oh So now as an adult I you indulge I oh my god, if if if a man were to ever tell me he's taking me to cheesecake factory, that's a wrap He's getting it plain and simple. Listen, hey there Billy will the person I I I ain't got time for I got some I ain't got time for negative man Somebody turn it red I ain't got time for negative man sees Breathe Debbie downers with me you turn it red. I've never seen you turn it. Yeah, this brother's thirsty Yeah, there's something going on here I don't know about but you know a lot of inside jokes going on right now Get you some cheesecake my guy There's so many different options man, they got some really good cheesecake NFL there playbook are so many selections to pick from what are you talking about? Do you like cheesecake? Even if you do not like cheesecake they have other options for desserts Sure, like there's just there's just happiness happiness happiness. I mean, you know, I mean, it's it's like it's like some women Who are not happy when a guy comes back because he had a good time. That's all it is That's all it is, man So cheesecake to me that that one that you're delusional ma Of course delusional. Yeah, exactly. Ain't no reason why people want to talk about cheesecake about of them Not wanting to go to cheesecake because no why it's not exclusive They can't put it on the ig stories. Oh, we're the cheesecake girl and flex on the other people These type of women that made this list are girls that want to flex on the gram They're the same women that agree with with surely I was whining about trying to go cheesecake. They're like, yeah They're the same type of girls. I'll go to cheesecake. Don't listen to him. Yeah, you know, he got he got No, no, I'm walking. She was she was she was late It messed up the reservation. No, it's taking zero accountability and it's not so dude said f and we're going home Like oh, well, no, no, no, no, no, you're good. You're good. You're trying to shame on camera. You're good You're going home. We're gonna see what the update was next week because I want to hear about the same people, right? They were they were traveling right? But soon to get back home. They have zero dollars in their bank account They're the same exact people. They're like, oh, man, I would travel this there and there and guess what? Damn, bro 25 cents Listen, then the red zone not gonna lead quarterback sometimes But they gotta think out loud and just So cheesecake now, I don't know what you're talking about man. I like cheesecake leave my cheesecake Why we gotta fight for cheesecake great said it Thanks good old -fashioned oreo cheesecake. Let's talk like, you know, dude A question now, let me ask you a question. Yeah Which cheesecake is better juniors or cheetah factory, you know That's a great question because I don't know about juniors anymore, man, because I feel like it's losing its edge Wait, what what were the two juniors juniors or cheesecake factory cheesecake? Okay. I recently had juniors This year you never had juniors because I can't talk on it a friend of mine invited to eat at juniors And so I had their cheesecake because i've never been there as a new yorker Never been there, but that was my first time having it. It's very good. I have not had cheesecake cheesecake in a very long time so Based on my recent knowledge I would have to say Juniors because of the softer filling because I feel like sometimes Cheesecake cheesecake tends to be a little firmer Not necessarily hard but firmer But I do like both I will eat both i've given to me I prefer the cheesecakes cheesecake I mean they have like 10 ,000 different flavors. That's what i'm saying. They have 10 ,000 different flavors You can't go wrong with juniors You know, it's like if we're talking classic cheesecake, that's my answer But since cheesecake has like I love their oreo cheesecake their oreo cheesecake All right, yeah about that time Said he said give him your hand on my boy city 55 my private page city POV my public page and tik tok hasheem eight four five Is my name? There you goes guys. You can now send him to at least one now Give me the tik tok in the social media. I'm gonna slap you with my okay Emperor key man. Give me your hand, bro. Uh emperor key Yeah emperor key you say he wasn't gonna do it, right? I'm good out here I'm good. I'm good out here I am won't man. Give me your handle, bro. Oh, man. Um, I am underscore W -a -l -4t is at the end. Uh -huh. Oh what else my rmb is dead page And my alt is the motion page Okay I am at oh, sorry, uh lady lily Uh, you don't have to you don't want to I don't i'll come back when I want to. Okay, there you go Follow me at dj intense. That's dj I -n -t -e -n -c -e Follow the podcast pager on the record pod. Follow my business page on the record Uh, this is another lovely episode quite long. But hey, man, that's what it is, man. It's good times here good energy Have fun you think you want to split this in two episodes or no? Okay, no i'm saying like two separate ones we have the stories of one half and then we have this the second year So keep it Keep it here. I'll make a special one that has just this one. All right, y 'all see you guys next week And happy halloween be safe out there. Please. No drinking and driving um, it's not fun being inside the uh, the jail The holding room for two days remember waiting for the judge to come back on monday take printed candy. You had a knife in it It would be delicious Yeah, and avoid the stranger's house. That's that's willingly running outside giving you candy Because you know kids don't trick or treat this year. There's gonna be that one guy like come on Take my candy, man. I bought 55 pounds of this stuff I'll trick or treat and i'm grown Here you get the white stuff. Here's a white powder. Trust me. It's good for your nose. Okay. See you guys next week. Bye You all crazy Don't don't listen to emperor key it's nonsense What good night y 'all yeah, we're gonna split in two episodes. See you later.
A highlight from 121: Part 2: Mike Fredericks Hunts Cartel Bosses and Survives a Terrorist Attack
"What were the, uh, what was your, what was the meat and potatoes? What were the staples for you in terms of making cases? What was big at that time? You know, I tried heroin when I first got up there and I didn't want to rephrase that. I attempted to make heroin cases. I brought an informant up from Portland and he kind of jerked me around. I mean, it was a very ethnic thing at the time. He didn't make any cases. So then I kind of switched to cocaine. Methamphetamine was big. We had guys doing meth up there. You had meth labs in Northern Idaho and we coordinated. There were only two agents in Idaho and two agents in all of the state of Montana. So it wasn't unusual for me to take a case number in concert with either Idaho or Montana agents. And then I'd do like the undercover or I'd run cases in those states, stuff like that. So we knocked off a couple of meth labs. There was one that was kind of a, it was a predecessor to Breaking Bad because my lab case was in a motor home. They were buying the precursor chemicals from Oregon, Washington. I don't know if they got the chemicals actually from Idaho or not, but they were bouncing around. And six months I was tracking these guys, tracking the chemicals, tracking where they were, identifying the organization, the cook and all this kind of stuff. And then when it ultimately came down, they were in a motor home on the banks of the Columbia River, which divides Oregon and Washington, outside of Hermiston, Oregon, the Pendleton, Hermiston, Oregon, or in Eastern Oregon, that area. And we took them down and it turned into a big deal because we got, I don't know, a couple of pounds of meth. We got a bunch of cars, we got five weapons, and it went to the appellate court, the Ninth Circuit appellate in San Francisco. You mean the Ninth Circuit? Yes, exactly. But they upheld the convictions. Everybody went down. Were they affiliated with biker gangs or, you know, any drug organizations? Or was this just more of a freelance operation? No, this was freelance. This was one guy, one old time cooker in quotes, that actually I got him twice. I got him back to back simultaneously. He ran a lab in a motel in Clarkston, Washington. At the same time he was coordinating the lab, the motor home lab that we took off in Oregon. So we were doing the motor home lab primarily. I mean, we had like four or five different DEA offices respond. We had a plane on the final stage. We had the state police. We had everybody working on it. And simultaneously he blew up, inadvertently blew up the lab in the motel in Clarkston, Washington. Isn't that the way it is for most of these guys? This isn't the safest thing to do. Yeah. But I tracked him simultaneously to doing the other one. And then once we arrested him and indicted him in the district of Oregon, I also got him indicted in the district of Eastern Washington and put him in jail again behind. I mean, he had back to back sentences in two different federal districts, which was kind of cool. And I turned an informant that was his muscle guy, his guy on the motel lab. And he'd been a Vietnam vet. He was an addict. He testified and he was a character too. I mean, I met him and tried to recruit him and he was wearing a 45 revolver on his hip, like a Western gun fighter.
A highlight from Episode 69: The Cult of the Alpha Male: Andrew Tate and the Red-Pill Movement An Interview with John Bloedel
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard or controversial, and create a space for healing. Well, hey, everyone, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today we are joined by John, who is my husband, and we are going to be talking today about the phenomenon of red pilled men and the cult of the alpha male. So John, before we start, do you want to just tell our listeners and watchers a little about who you are? Yeah, I am obviously married to Megan. I'm a digital marketer for Live Action, which is a pro -life media organization. I'm currently working on my Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary, which I should be graduating in the spring with my full MDiv. So really excited for that. And in armchair for enthusiasm internet culture broadly. And so this is something that I feel is a bit idiosyncratic for a Christian man to know a lot about. But it's something that has in recent months become really kind of a big deal when it comes to the conversations between men and women specifically within Christianity. So yeah, that's a bit about me. I like to online culture. And Christians, especially Christians in ministry is rather like two roads that don't really meet. A lot of pastors or priests are very not familiar with internet culture. Even like youth pastors who are working with younger generations are not always super adept at internet culture. So I think it is a unique crossover. But for people who aren't familiar at all, what is the red pilled movement? And how did it start? Yeah, that's kind of a big question because because it's internet culture, it's completely decentralized. You might be familiar with the term red pilled used in kind of its memetic way where it's used sarcastically for someone that has socially a inept opinion or is kind of a radical in some way. But right now, if it's used as a signifier of a movement, if someone is using it like red pilled male or alpha male, it's most likely in reference to a movement that has been around for quite some time actually. The red pill movement is kind of apparent to a movement called MGTOW, which is an acronym for men going their own way. MGTOW got started on the heels of kind of the rad femme movements in the early 2000s. This was very like web 2 .0, early internet culture, I think the forum is actually still around for it. And this movement was men basically checking out from society, checking out from relationships with women, as well. It was very much rooted in this idea that as much as society was trying to focus on women's struggles, men still bore the brunt. This is not me saying this, this is their position. The idea that, you know, if you look at the statistics, men still make up 95 % of workplace workplace deaths and injuries. Men, by and large, get ignored by the court systems and divorce, they lose custody. Men, by and large, don't actually get as much social welfare as women do. They experience heavier sentencing when it comes to criminal trespasses, and on and on it goes. And so the MGTOW movement was this idea that as society tries to focus more on women, men need to focus more on themselves and check out and focus on their own needs instead. This kind of also coincided with the men's rights activists movement, which was concerned with a lot of the same things. It was less radical, and it was a bit more egalitarian. But this was very much what was in the air in kind of mid to late 2000s into the early 2010s. And then the red pill movement kind of comes along and explodes all of this into being less of a third way -ism, a different way that men could interact with society, which was kind of more quiet reserved, just checking out from things and focusing on themselves, to actively hostile and actively rejecting what would be considered social orthodoxy, where society says men and women are equal, red pill says men and women are not equal. Men are smarter, men are stronger. Men should use this to their advantage in every way. The red pill movement in that way is obviously very misogynistic and very sexist. A lot of people would tend to argue it's not, and that making that accusation shows you don't understand it. But that's just coping for the reality of the situation. It's kind of that double thing that's there, because they do understand that they are swimming in the wake of the MGTOW movement, and they're attempting to say, well, men have been put upon for so long, and society doesn't care about men's issues. So we're going to finally start caring about ourselves. So to a certain degree, if you question this within the halls of kind of the accepted red pill orthodoxy, people will just kind of assume you hate men, people will assume you don't really care about men, and they'll say, okay, well, you know, we're finally standing up for ourselves. And so you don't want us to be happy. No, it's just very, just because we don't hold the idea that men should be ascendant socially and use and abuse women doesn't necessarily make you a sexist. So it's, it's very difficult to disconnect it from the overblown and rather melodramatic claims of men's rights activists and the men going their own way movement, because that's very much where its roots are. That was a lot. I'm like completely foreign to this whole world. I feel like I'd never heard the term men's rights activists just until now. I, I feel like I only started to see or understand this movement at all with the introduction of Andrew Tate, which I don't really know a ton about him, even just that apparently he's not a great guy. But I've even seen some Christians. I have heard all this terrible, all these terrible things about him, but then some Christians are promoting him. So what is the deal with Andrew Tate and how he's connected to all of this? So this is an area where my expertise in internet culture actually pays dividends. I've been following Andrew Tate's stuff for three or four years now. So Andrew Tate, his personal history is him and by extension, his brother Tristan Tate got their start in international kickboxing. So they were martial artists and they were, they were good at that. They won money doing that. They are genuinely talented in that area. But I mean, cutting to the quick, they are both sex trafficking, abusive men who should be buried under the prison. They, they are not good people. They are arrogant, bordering on sociopathic liars, narcissists, and manipulators. And the way that Andrew Tate is connected to all of this is after he got out of the martial arts world, he started running scams online under the name Cobra Tate. That was his Twitter account. When I first found him in late 2019 and his website, you'll hear a lot about a hustlers university. And you'll hear a lot of them talking about their webcam business, which is actually what they're being investigated for and charged with and tried for right now is they were sex traffickers and pornographers. So, but that was only one part of what he offered on his website. His website was actually very strange and oddly schizophrenic. It offered all sorts of bizarre trainings, one of which was like this weird military training where he was alleging that he could train people how to be some type of elite special forces unit. It's it was very strange, but the biggest part of it that he was selling was this hustlers university, which was effectively a crypto scam combined with how to abuse women into making webcam pornography for you to sell online. And I'm sure you're thinking how does this turn into the red pill? A major part of the red pill is actually marketing because the way that Andrew Tate exploded onto the scene because I was following him this entire time just because I thought he was funny and you know. So what he did was he used a decentralized marketing plan. So he used about a thousand followers back when shorts were still kind of a new thing in terms of internet culture like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. And part of his hustlers university was he was offering bonuses to followers of his who would start their own YouTube channels and repost shorts of his appearances on these podcasts, which is by and large where most people first saw him. They were short form video content of him saying bombastic things about women, bombastic things about sex, bombastic things about the power of masculinity. So he actually rose to fame in the red pill kind of manosphere movement because of marketing. And that's kind of how the misogynistic podcast personality became an ascendant part of this culture. It's part of the reason why you've kind of seen even Christians dealing with this because this very much did come out of nowhere and it is it is impossible to understand the red pill without short form video content because of how Andrew Tate used it. It was very much a scam. It was very much a marketing plan and it played on again this feeling of unfairness that certain men had and this idea that if you kind of bandage the wounds of the man that has been put upon that he would kind of become loyal to you. So Andrew Tate specifically who's kind of the number one guy for that movement 100 % marketing, 100 % a scam artist. So I can understand where like you were saying men who feel like they've been wronged by society or maybe have not had a women would be like drawn to someone like Andrew Tate who is like saying these very extreme things. But I think what confuses me is when Christian men are drawn into this. So what do you feel like is fueling the interest in the manosphere among especially Christian men specifically? I think being reactionary is broadly always going to feel more cathartic than attempting to be constructive. In that way I think a lot of Christian conservative men look at almost anyone who is not liberal and I'm not saying red pill is conservative either. It's just anyone who's not liberal even anti -liberal they view them as co -travelers which is I don't need to tell you that's dumb. Don't do that. And so what happens is anyone who's saying well you know third wave fourth wave feminism oh it's cancerous to men. Wow. So brave. That's not something that's worthy enough for us to travel together when we're attempting to do something new. So I think for a lot of conservative Christian men they suffer from the same issues that the MGTOW men had which is they view a society that is increasingly hostile towards biblical masculinity and biblical femininity for that matter and they think that anything that is anti -liberal is going to assist them in you know this battle. And it's not going to obviously because the biblical model of masculinity and the biblical model of femininity cannot be affirmed by people who have an axe to grind against the other sex. That's just never going to be possible. And what are Christian's responses I'm just curious too you were saying that he was manipulating women into producing webcam pornography and all of these awful things that are just very blatantly against Christianity. What is their response to these Christian men that are following Andrew Tate or are supporting Andrew Tate? I would say one half of them obviously just don't know. I don't believe ignorance is an excuse but obviously it should weigh in the balance if someone genuinely doesn't know and immediately goes oh I feel embarrassed now I'm gonna you know put my hand over my mouth in embarrassment and I'll never do it again okay fine whatever. I'd say the other half I actually wrote an article about this on my medium. The other half are willing to condemn the bad things about him but are kind of saying let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Okay right they're saying I believe one tweet I reference in my article says he calls men to a kind of excellence but it's a truncated form of excellence. No he doesn't. He doesn't call anyone to form of excellence. He's a degenerate pervert trafficker, a violent trafficker at that. If you actually read the court documents which I have that he's this it's it's a smoking gun that he was abusive. When I say trafficking I mean that in the real sense of the word. He was keeping women from leaving a compound. He he literally had women in prison. So again the worst of the worst and so it's one of these instances where it's either ignorance of the situation because they didn't sacrificing the good things that there are and the simplest response this is to go you shall know them by their fruit. There's how are you forgetting that basic principle of this? This is nothing but bad fruit. You don't need a big name personality to make your point for you. Make your point and then move on. Don't try and yoke yourself to someone like everything that he says is happening was happening which Tucker Carlson gave him a platform which was just despicable and that's where a lot of Christian men got their first interaction with Andrew Tate and he simply lied the entire time about what he did. But even if this was some massive conspiracy that he was the victim of it wouldn't change the fact that he admits and talks about being a womanizer. He admits and talks about making money off of producing pornography. He admits and talks about having multiple partners being the normal way that men are. If you think that there's anything good in that movement to affirm I'm I'm not going to listen to you and frankly I think you should probably stop talking. What is it that he's saying that they feel like like when you're saying don't throw the baby out with the bathwater what is it that they feel has merit or that is good just that men should be masculine? Right and that that's the issue it's men should be masculine because masculinity is what men do and and it's circular reasoning a lot of them won't ever really define what it is because that's the very live cultural conversation that we should be having. What does biblical masculinity look like today? That's a massive conversation that needs to be had what does biblical femininity look like today? That's again a massive conversation that's one not going to be easily marketed on YouTube shorts so you're not going to get any you know massive fame or acclaim for saying it. It's probably going to be rather boring because biblical masculinity is power under control. That's an important thing. One of the things that someone like Jordan Peterson who I've warmed to over time one of the things that Jordan Peterson talks about is that you know you can't be a man unless you're dangerous but the whole point of becoming dangerous is you're controlling that and that's the point. Grace is power under control but that's not sexy that's not fun that's not getting into cage fights making lots of money and having any woman that you want. Power under control is humility. Humility, self -control, chastity, all of these things they aren't the Samson killing thousands of Philistines with a jawbone kind of testosterone soaked Arnold Schwarzenegger and predator levels of masculinity that we want but these are all broken forms of masculinity and so Andrew Tate comes along and kind of goes well wait societies throughout the millennia have had men that were actually dangerous and it was normative throughout all of history for men to have multiple partners and my response to that is to go you're right we also didn't have penicillin back then. There's a lot of things about the modern era that are better because Christianity came along and fixed them. The ugly truth about the majority of human history having polygamy is because 20 percent of the men had 80 percent of the women. There's a reason eunuchs existed. There's a reason why it is shown to be such an awful thing when David takes Bathsheba and kills Uriah and it's compared to a sheep. This was the way it worked. Women were a good to be consumed. Christianity comes along and makes it that one man and one woman in a chaste marriage is the most important thing for societal cohesion and it's worked and history proves that which is why I'm so confused when Christian men come along and go well Andrew Tate is calling him to a kind of excellence. No he's calling them to degradation of society. Well men should be dangerous. If what you're saying is that hey if you're carrying around an extra 35 pounds after the holiday season go for a run get back into shape so that you could in a pinch defend your wife and kids. Say that. You can say that. That's okay. You can be a bit more humble in what you say. You don't have to come out and agree with everything Andrew Tate says because in his mind masculinity is nothing short of who he is incarnate. He is a consummate narcissist. In his mind unless you've had multiple violent altercations with other men, beaten them, and also had multiple very very grotesque sexual encounters you're not really a man. So it's suffering from a bad view of masculinity and a bad view of femininity at that. I saw that he was on Candace Owens interviewed him like featured him for like a three hour interview. Did you watch that? No I don't watch anything with that because I don't want to give them clicks or reach because I know that's how he got it. Yeah I didn't either but apparently her reaction to him was that he is or her opinion on him is that he's a reaction to a culture or to what is happening in society. And what I think that she's saying is that he is just a reaction to very radical feminism which I think that you kind of mentioned but could you explain more how this movement is connected to I kind of want to revisit the idea of ignorance versus you know half condemnations. I think for a large portion of young men who are taken in by this red pill movement who are younger there is a genuine sense of confusion because what feminism has done specifically the bad kind of feminism has lowered the playing field when it comes to what is societally acceptable. Whereas the original feminism was men act like pigs we're going to call them to better behavior. Now it is men act like pigs so we are free to act like pigs. Additionally the level of equality due to the of madness transgenderism and this idea that gender fluidity is a thing and that yes science actually does say men and women are exactly the same. I think amongst young men there's this failure to comprehend what masculinity is and what grace is which is again it's power under control. And so they're kind of looking at this and going well if women are equal in every single way and they demand to be taken seriously I don't understand how I'm doing anything wrong by just playing the game. I think there's a certain level where a lot of young men have genuinely believed this idea that men and women are equal in the sense that there are no distinctions between them even at the ontological level at the spiritual level there's no distinction.
A highlight from Crexendos NetSapiens Platform Winning Share, Growing Fast, in the Service Provider Market, Podcast
"This is Doug Green and I'm the publisher of TR Publications and I'm very pleased to have with me Doug Gaylor, who is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Crescendo. Doug, thank you for joining me. Thanks, Doug. Glad to be here. And we also have with us, again, John Britton, who's the Chief Revenue Officer at Crescendo. John, thank you for joining us today. Thanks for having me, Doug. We needed one guy not named Doug on the podcast. Yeah, so there won't be any confusion. And as you can – I know this is an audio podcast, but as people see we do the real Doug and I, we're clearly separated birds. Fairly related. So, you know, I'm very pleased to be able to host these podcasts here at Crescendo's NetSapiens platform meeting. And Crescendo's NetSapiens platform winning, we're going to be talking about winning in the service provider market, a huge and important topic to all of our partner readers who are looking for new, good ideas to grow in 2024. So, you know, again, we're here at the NetSapiens platform user group meeting. And this is your third UGM, is that right? Since we merged with NetSapiens, this is the third time since we brought the two companies together. And maybe for people who are not familiar with that, because the two companies are using Crescendo's NetSapiens platform. Tell us just briefly what that all means. Yeah, so Crescendo is the parent company. Obviously, we acquired NetSapiens in 2021, and so the NetSapiens platform now supports over three and a half million users out there. And so it's still the NetSapiens platform. This is a NetSapiens platform event, but it's Crescendo powered by NetSapiens. So Crescendo is still the main name out there, but NetSapiens is the important name from the platform perspective. So it's the NetSapiens platform and it's Crescendo powered by NetSapiens. So, you know, inside this hall where we're doing this special conference about the NetSapiens ecosystem, the Crescendo ecosystem, but also outside of this place, in the wider world, what are the trends you're seeing, especially for the partners? Yeah, so I would see, you know, just to kind of touch on that, Doug, I would see for us as a company, we're having a new partner community coming to us that we'll have Doug talk about a little bit. And then from our partners' perspective, you know, they're continuing to see great growth in the UCAS market. You know, I think Cavell's got it forecast with a 15 percent annual growth rate over the next five years. Our partners in total are growing at about double the rate of the market. Many of them also moving into contact center as a service. And with what we're talking about at this event a lot, our new API 2 .0 release in our version 44 software, the ability to do more CPaaS type offerings or programmable communications. So the trend we're just seeing is, you know, companies wanting to deliver a great employee experience and customer experience. And, you know, it's our responsibility, and we feel like what we empower our partners to do is to be able to deliver a platform that does that. Well, let's drill down a little bit more into detail. So, you know, we have Legacy Broadsoft and Metaswitch partner communities. Are you guys making inroads into those communities? Those are pretty big places. They are big places, and we're making great inroads there. So we have 220 -plus licensees using our platform now. We had 18 new logos or licensees last year in 2022, and we're on pace to eclipse that for 2023. And we're seeing a lot of interest from Cisco's Broadsoft base and Microsoft's Metaswitch base. We know that Cisco has got the largest base of platform providers out there and Microsoft Metaswitch second to Cisco. We're the third largest platform provider in the country now. But what we're seeing out there is that Cisco and Microsoft increased their prices, decreased their support. Broadsoft had a major layout at the end of last year. So we're seeing a lot of dissatisfaction with those Broadsoft and Metaswitch licensees, and that's good for us. We announced a large Broadsoft migration just a few months ago on a press release, Access4, out of Australia. And we've assigned a nice Metaswitch opportunity that's going to be migrating over from Metaswitch to the Crescendo platform here very relatively shortly. And so we're excited to see as they ignore their customer base. We're getting a lot of knocks on their door, and that's great for us. And I think there's two separate trends that are kind of motivating those partners to look elsewhere. On the Microsoft Metaswitch side, it's really a feel that there's no roadmap or future or really ongoing enablement of their platform. They're not adding anything new. They don't have a robust roadmap. On the Cisco Broadsoft side, they're just actively substantially increasing the costs for their partners. And then from the smaller partners on up, on the Broadsoft software, which a lot of them built their businesses around, forcing a more overt move to try to make the partners go move to WebEx and WebEx calling with the Cisco brand on it. With our solution, it's 100 % brandable to the customer. We consider ourselves the Intel inside of the communications industry, if I can use a term from a few years ago. But it's just many people that use our platform over 3 .5 million users globally, they don't even know who Crescendo or NetSapiens is. It's 100 % branded for our partners. Right. And that's the way you guys like it, right? In other words, you're here to help them create a brand. Absolutely. And it's their brand. They're using our platform, but it's their company and it's their messaging. We're giving them all the tools to be more successful. And as John says, most of our licensees are growing faster than the industry is growing on an annual growth rate. So, you know, in some ways you've answered some of my questions that, you know, it sounds like this market, these marketing roads are beyond geography and also beyond specific market to market issues. Yeah, they really are. We saw 43 % growth year over year in our revenue just for the first six months of this year. So we're seeing tremendous growth within our organization. And that growth is being spurred by our licensees out there growing their business, adding new licenses and new sessions with us. But we're also seeing great growth internationally as well with that 630 % growth in our international markets year over year. And obviously that started with a low number because it's a fairly new market for us. But we've got over 20 licensees internationally now and seeing great growth in the international markets and that great representation at our conference from folks from Australia, the Philippines, the UK, Germany. And so we're seeing great adoption in the international markets. And that's probably because the international markets are still a little bit behind the U .S. with VoIP adoption and cloud adoption. Yeah, it's really cool, Doug, at this event because we do this annually with our community. We've got attendees from five continents that are here. So we really, you know, are honored that our partners from Australia and other places around the world, the Philippines, would travel all the way to Scottsdale to be at the event with us this week. It's great engagement with them. And we're just thrilled with the growth in that part of our community. That's really amazing for someone to get on a plane from Manila all this way to come to this conference and learn about different options and so on. I mean, you know, which brings me to another issue. Are there other issues, other reasons that are driving this growth that are getting someone to get on a plane from Manila to come to Phoenix? Yeah, I would say one of the things that we consist in is something that we work to maintain, but consistent feedback we get from our partners. We're in a place in the market that nobody builds their first UCAS offer on our platform. They come from an open source. We talked about Broadsoft, Metaswitch, another. They've done something else first. They get to a point where the scalability and the management gets challenging for them or they have other pressures that maybe their partner is producing for them. So people find, you know, our platforms powerful, but it's simple to manage and easy to use. So I think part of what's helping to continue to drive that growth is just that, you know, ease of use in the technology. We use a sessions, not seats model. So where some of our competitors in this part of the market really, I would say nickel and dime their community with a lot of incremental licensing, right? You've been in the industry a long time, so you know how complex licensing schemes are for a lot of people. With us, our core pricing is really built on concurrent sessions. So as you're successful with our platform and your customers are using it more, you're paying for that usage based on their utilization and not based on the specific feature set that you deploy to any one user or one customer. So, you know, people can have extremely profitable offers built on our platform and they can also really customize to go after specific verticals industries or other things that kind of fit the ethos of their business in the markets they're trying to address. You know, we talked a little earlier about, and we also just before we started podcasting about UCAS, but you know, I've seen a lot of conversation here at the show about CCAS and CPAS. So that is deliberate? Is that something you're saying to the partner community, hey, these are places now where you can win? It really is. You know, our partners for years have always been UCAS as their core and UCAS is continuing to grow. It's a twenty eight billion dollar industry with 15 percent growth rate over the next five years. And so that's still the core competency. But we've really expanded that with our offerings to CCAS and now CPAS. So CCAS is what a four point five billion dollar industry right now, but that's going to grow actually faster than UCAS over the next five years, about 18 percent clip. And we're extremely excited about our our CCAS offering with our CX product having great, great adoption out there. We had some great success stories on one of our forums yesterday talking about the adoption of our CCAS offering out there and just ease of implementation. And also with the technology, we're seeing a check dbt application built into that context and offering sourcing great adoption there. And then on the market, the CPAS market is actually growing faster than the other two markets. So we're seeing twenty eight percent growth rate on the CPAS market. So a lot of talk in the conference over the last two days on where CPAS is going and how we're helping our partners with CPAS offerings to help in their expansion on what they can offer their end user customers. Yeah. And last year's event, we made some announcements around the CCAS and had a focus there this year with our version 44 release of the software. We're enabling what we call our API 2 .0 release, which really takes and makes it gives our partners capabilities more like CPAS type things. So I know you've been in the industry long enough. You know, we talk about communications enabled business processes before back a few years ago. You know, but for us, we think of this more as programmable communications where I can build applications specific to my customers or industries or areas that I want to address. And so with that higher growth rate market, we're very excited that we're giving our partners these tools so that they can kind of expand their offer into some some different parts of the market. And we're you know, this is we've also joined recently the CPAS Acceleration Alliance, which is obviously an industry group, a global group that's kind of focused on addressing that part of the market. And our chair of one of their working groups are steering committees also as well. So we're making a big commitment to that because it gives us and our community new areas to go after and grow in their business and continue to be successful. And this seems to be a big thing here that I've heard again and again that you guys are helping organize at a very extensive portfolio solutions that someone has partnered to put out of their umbrella and walk in and solve lots of problems for us. Sure. Absolutely. We've got 43 vendors that are part of our conference. That's a record number for us. And all of them have different tools and applications that our community needs. And so the electricity and the energy we've got out on the floor out there is tremendous because all of our licensees are seeing products that they're seeing how they can grow their business by taking advantage of any of these applications. And so, as John mentioned with the API 2 .0, it allows all of these applications to work much more seamlessly with the core UCAS product. And again, you're walking in there as a partner with your own brand, with all this backing you. Exactly. And you're able to then customize the API. Yes. So you can be a small company in Boise, Idaho, but you're appearing as the biggest and the best because you've got all the tools to go take care of that customer, whether it's an SMB customer or a large enterprise customer. One of our partners yesterday, he's got a 10 ,000 seat customer out there and he's bringing these applications to us. We're not talking about just the SMB market now. With all these applications, we're able to go much higher in the ecosystem and get into those small and good sized enterprises. Doug and John, I really want to thank you for joining me today. And also, by the way, thank you for inviting me to join this experience to do some programming and podcasting, really, I guess, from from this event. It's been really interesting. It's really incredible that I hope all the partners listening and watching this will consider this as well. Where can we learn more about Crescendo? So you can go to crescendo .com now at C -R -E -X -E -N -D -O dot com and go to our website and find out more about the company. Gentlemen, thank you very much indeed. Thanks, Doug.
A highlight from Ep394: The Best Way To Niche Down Your Podcast
"If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody. If only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody, if only a third of them are, twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, Podcaster. I recently got home from sponsoring an event that was put on for four days just for podcasters, and I met a couple of people. I met one guy who had a sports podcast and I met another guy who had a sports podcast. One of them thought that they were niching and the other was actually niching. Let's dive in. The gentleman who just simply thought that he was niching, he had a sports podcast and he's like, well, that's niching, it's about sports. And I talked to him and I was like, OK, which sports, which teams are you covering? He said, well, I'm covering basketball, I'm covering football and I'm covering baseball. And I go, why those three sports? And he said it's because he played basketball, football and baseball. And he follows all three of them religiously and really understands the dynamic between the players. And then I asked him, so can you explain what you mean by that? You're niching. He said, well, here's the thing. I've got a totally different way of doing it than anybody else in my industry. Anyone else who has sports, they might talk about the head player, the Michael Jordan, the Kobe Bryant, you name it, the person who is the most well -known on the team. And they will talk about how that person is, how that person was feeling during the game, what injuries that person has and what it means for the team. And he's a little bit different. He's niching, he says, because he has a different approach. He comes with the approach of that. I look at the game holistically. I look at all the players. I know everything about all the players. I know where they came from. I know what they're good at and what they're bad at. And when I talk about the teams in football and baseball and basketball, when I talk about those teams, I do it a lot differently because I look at it as a holistic thing. Instead of just player by player, I look at it. How does the team collectively work? How does this person pass the ball to that person? And how does that person shoot the ball, et cetera? Depending, of course, nobody shoots the ball and football. I get it or baseball, but you know what I mean. He's got all three of these and he feels like it's niche. Why? Because, A, he's only got three of the sports. And, B, he feels like it's niche because he's different. He does it differently. But here's the biggest reason why it's not niched is because he hasn't been doing a good enough job. No offense to him. I'm not trying to make him mad or upset if he listens to this episode. That's not the goal. I just want to say that he doesn't do a good enough job at explaining that he's drawing his line in the sand. You might have heard me talk a little bit about that cave person named, you had to bang your chest when you say because that's how I guess cave people did it and so figures out fire and then he wants to do the fire. And then he draws his line in the sand because the chief says, hell, no, we're not doing fire. That could hurt us. It could burn us. We're not doing that. And so says, I'm not good with the status quo. I'm not good with what other the current chief wants to do. And so he draws a line in the sand and he says on that side of the line, these are the things that happens. Who wants to follow me? So he specifically points out that he is different. He purposefully points out that he is different. But the guy that I met at this podcast event, he doesn't do a good enough job, even drawing a line in the sand. So he might do it differently, but he doesn't even say that he does it differently. Second, the next point is he's got three whole sports that he's doing. He's got three different sports. And I'm sorry, very few people follow all three of those sports. So it's not niched at all. It's not niched at all. So the person who cares about maybe let's just pretend that they really like football and basketball, they couldn't give a darn about baseball. And so thirty three percent of the episodes that this guy is putting out, the person who loves football and loves basketball says, you know what, this podcast isn't actually for me. So what is the mistake that he's making? Think about it for a second. And I want this to sit in your head for a long, long time. If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody, if only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody or one third of your episodes is valuable to the person that you want to support and help, if only a third of them or only two thirds of your episodes or twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. And so I look at the statistics of this guy's social media and I look at the statistics of his podcast for the podcast. He is well below the 50 percentile, which means almost nobody's listening to him. He has way, way, way less than one hundred downloads per episode. And on his Instagram, he only has like one person that might like or comment. I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled. And one of his things had twenty. One of them had twenty. A couple had ten, but many of them had one, two or three people liking or commenting. So this is because he's making a huge, horrible mistake by not understanding what it really means to niche. Yeah, I've got a podcast and it's only for sports fans and it's only for, I guess, people that like all three of these. And it's only if they want it to be different from other sports casts that share all three of these, but share it in a different way. But I'm not even going to tell them that it's different. So now let's go and look at the other guy. The other guy is a Buffalo Bills podcast. It's football, only football, but it's only one freaking team, one team. So instead of doing three different sports and all of the teams and all of the players and getting nobody listening to you, the other guy does one sport and only one team underneath that sport. And I looked and they actually have millions of downloads through their other mediums that they are on. Millions, millions, millions. Very interesting to think of. One guy wants it to be broad and open and he wants to serve everyone. The other guy only wants to serve just the teeniest, tiniest amount of people. But why does the second guy get such massively better results when he's not even talking about all of football? He's only talking about one team, one team. It's because if you're talking to everybody, if you're trying to talk to all of the people, none of them really are listening. You're not getting heard. So when you go and think about your own podcast, where is it now, if you've got one, what are you doing to niche? Are you trying to talk to everybody or are you trying to talk to one very finite individual, one avatar? I want you to leave this podcast episode today thinking about if you're niching enough and thinking about, do I have a friend? Think to this. Think right now. Do I have a friend who's got a podcast, but they're not actually niched and they barely have anyone following them? They're trying to talk to everybody. And that's why they're really talking to nobody. Share this episode with them. If it's you, awesome. Fix it. If it's your friend, awesome. Push, copy, paste and send to your friend so that they can learn what niching truly is, what niching really means, and so that they can understand that the smaller you go, the more listeners you have. I'm sure the one guy who talks about three different sports and all of the teams within that sports, I'm sure he talks a little bit about the Buffalo Bills, I'm sure he does. But when we talk about that other guy who only talks about the Buffalo Bills, you would think he's not helping the people that are like in baseball. He's not helping those people that like basketball. He's not helping all those other sports. No one's going to listen. But he actually has millions of downloads compared to one download or millions of downloads. Which one do you choose? I'll see you on the next episode. 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And you can download the PDF for free or right there on the Web page is everything that you would have. And you don't need to download the PDF either way. Just go to grow your show dot com forward slash PDF, which will put you to the podcasting equipment that me and my team have personally vetted. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Caroline Ellison Takes the Stand
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk podcast network and I am Ben Shiller here at CoinDesk. I'm a features editor here. And joining me today is the great Danny Nelson. He is a business reporter here and he is hot footing it here from the SBF trial. Hi, Danny. Hello. Well, today I will say I don't live in New York City. I live in Philadelphia. And today is one of those rare days in the month of October that I will be in Philadelphia. But throughout this week, I will be coming to you guys from New York City, from Manhattan downtown at the courtroom itself. Great. So Danny, we're going to talk to Danny today about the early rumblings of the trial, which has been going about a week now. And Danny has also been recording some snippets from the trial from the ground there, which we're going to play later in this recording for you. So, Danny, how's the trial going? Ben, the trial is going pretty well. The press pool is developing a sense of camaraderie because we have to get there so early in the morning, like we're recording today on Monday the 9th. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Caroline Ellison is going to testify. And I think that I'm going to get there at 5 a .m. Like that's my goal because that's the hottest ticket. Everyone wants to see the ex -girlfriend testify. It's going to be the highlight of the trial unless Sam himself takes the stand. And we just can't miss it. And for me, at least I want to be there in the room where it happens. So that means getting there really early. So Caroline Ellison is the head or former head of Alameda Research. Why is she so crucial to this case? Well, the big question is what happened to this money? This $8 billion in dollars in crypto that just went poof, just got deleted when FTX went to put. Apparently, allegedly, Alameda had a big role in doing that, whether that was from stealing the money, whether it was from just borrowing all of it, never repaying it, giving that money out to other people. And she was the head of that operation. So she should know pretty well what caused that money to go away and also what role Sam Baker Freed had. I'm really excited for that. I'm also excited for the cross -examination where I can only imagine that the whole love story is really going to get drilled down by the defense lawyers, because it's really just there's a lot that was wrong in Alameda and FTX. And one of the things that was wrong is you really shouldn't have two CEOs of two companies having a very adversarial personal relationship because that's just not good for any two businesses that work very closely together. And Ben, it's also worth noting that throughout the trial, we'll be bringing our listeners, you guys, little snippets that I record from outside the courthouse in New York City. And we'll be hearing some of those later today. So Danny, you've been at the courtroom every day. Just take us inside that courtroom. What's it like down there? Is it busy? Does it feel different from a normal reporting gig at Coindesk? Oh, it's so different. Most of the days at Coindesk, I'm shifting between my bed and my desk, just staring at Discord and wondering what it's like to be a real reporter. Not that what we're doing isn't real reporting, but like the whole idea of being on the ground up close and personal, witnessing the events. It's not something you can get every day in online a primarily reporting environment, which is what all of crypto journalism is and what a lot of journalism is these days, really. But in the courtroom, you're just entirely focused on what's happening there. We don't have our phones. We don't have our computers. We don't even have our smartwatches. If we have smartwatches, I don't. But all of the electronics you have to check in with the marshals at the beginning of the day and get the back at the end. So you have nothing to do but pay attention. And what you're paying attention to is this. It's not really a circus, but it is this really carefully coordinated. It is a performance, I guess, where the prosecutors are attempting through questioning witnesses to make a certain case. And then the defense team is through the same process trying to discredit that case. That is fascinating. One of the things that really fascinates me about this whole case is family the drama. I mean, you talk about it being a kind of theatrical piece. I mean, it's kind of like a Chekhovian sort of family drama here, isn't it? I mean, you've got the kind of wonder kid, the illustrious parents who got involved and were apparently very greedy themselves, you know, asking their son for money all the time to do their kind of pet projects. What do you make of this kind of family dynamic as it takes place in the courtroom? Well, the family is there. I don't know if Sam's brother has been in attendance. I don't think he has, but his parents certainly are every day. His mother and his father are, I think, in the second or third row just watching everything unfold, just like we are. It adds to this sense of something surreal is happening. Maybe 15 feet away from me, I'm looking at the back of Sam's head. Then to my right are the parents. In front of me, the prosecutor is the defense of the judge. And then there are other courtroom characters too. Sometimes Martin Shkreli shows up. There's Ben McKenzie, that actor who wrote a book. There are these sketch artists too, because you have to remember in a federal courtroom, there are no cameras allowed. But the media gets around that by hiring these oil pastel artists who sketch what's happening. And I love watching them work just to create a sense of what's going on because you have to find different ways of documenting what's happening in this courtroom because we don't have cameras. And I'll add to that, that although none of us reporters inside Coindesk are professional artists, we are certainly trying to moonlight as them during this trial. Nick Day, who is anchoring our coverage, he is using his own creativity to try to capture these moments himself. With some pretty high ranking on Google, I'm told, little sketches. So everyone should look up SPF trial sketch. Maybe you'll see some of our work. You can tell because it's the ones that aren't professional looking. Yeah. Not only a good writer, but also an emerging sketch artist, all of us. Something like that. So you talk about this strange environment where there are no electronic devices and people don't have their smartwatches. I mean, this is kind of a forced act of kind of digital detoxification. What does that feel like? It must be quite strange. Well, it is at least for the regular reporters. If you're a court reporter, which is to say, you only ever cover what's happening in the courtroom, regardless of what case it is, then you do get your electronics. Lawyers also get their electronics. But for the reporters, we have to invent new ways of doing things. For Coindesk, our MO right now is to beat anyone we're able to beat, which means having a system whereby we can take snippets of life inside the courtroom and get them out the door before the day is over. So we take turns running pieces of paper on which whoever's writing that day's story has written some element, whether that's a really spicy question or a characterization of the jury or something colorful about the judge. We run that outside, get our phones back from the check -in, and call it into our editors. They type it up, they send it out, and then that person goes back in. It sounds like a scene from a 1920s Hollywood movie, the golden age of journalism, where people were passing pieces of paper around. So, Danny, just take this forward. So we've got Caroline Allison. Who are the other major witnesses that we have to look forward to? She's the big kahuna, I gotta say. She's the one that everyone wants to hear the most from. Beyond Caroline, we still haven't heard from Nishad Singh, who was the fourth member of this inner circle. Once again, that's Gary Wong, who was the CTO. Caroline Allison, the CEO of Alameda Research, the trading firm. Sam himself, FTX and the head of everything. And Nishad Singh, who was director of engineering within FTX. All four of them allegedly knew what was happening with these shady business dealings. We haven't heard from Nishad. So he is the big one beyond Caroline. I'm looking forward to the mooch, if the mooch testifies, which he might. When we went down to the Bahamas conference over a year ago now, that was put on by Anthony Scaramucci's Skybridge, as well as FTX. So he wasn't privy, I don't believe, to the whole fraud, but he was a victim of it. And he's always colorful on CNBC. I think he'll do the same in the courtroom. And just to round this out, what about SPF himself? Do you think his team has made a decision as to whether he'll testify or not? And that must be a massive gamble for them to put him up there or? Well, it is and it isn't. If the trial is really going poorly and none of the questions are going the defense team's way, and it seems like he's already cooked, then the stakes might actually be pretty low, right? There might be no downside and unlimited upside for him to testify. We're still only one week into this thing. It's going to take possibly six, maybe longer, who knows? So it's too early to tell for sure. I would say it's usually unlikely for a defendant to take the stand just because you could usually only do more harm than good. But Sam is so, I'd say, convinced of his own innocence in this, that he might decide to take the stand regardless of what his lawyers say. The judge did remind him at the start of this trial, he has the right and it is his decision alone. If he wants to testify, his lawyers can advise him what to do, but they can't make him do anything. So Sam is known for throughout this whole collapse time, making his own decisions, he might make another one of his own decisions right here. So Danny, I mean, apart from the main protagonists in the trial, are there any other people worth watching in the courtroom? Certainly. There is first and foremost, the jury, the 12 people who will actually decide whether Sam Beckman Fried is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It's hard to tell how one should read their reactions, if there are any reactions at all. But there are certain people in the jury that do seem to have reactions when something is especially surprising, I guess. It's hard to tell because what's surprising to me is different from what's surprising to them, presumably because I know so much already about what we're talking about in the courtroom. But sometimes jurors not off for a couple of minutes during really boring things. Other times they'll let out a little giggle. One guy was definitely bemused when prosecutors played the Larry David FTX Super Bowl commercial, which you have to admit was a really good commercial. He was very, he chuckled a lot at that, one of the jurors did. I also am very fascinated by what they're wearing. Sometimes they show, like none of the jurors are showing up in suits as the legal teams are. Some of them though, as the trial progresses, they're dressing up. Like if one day one guy is wearing just a random branded tee, the next day he's wearing a button -down shirt. So maybe that corresponds with how seriously the jurors are taking the trial. If they're dressing up, maybe they're thinking, oh, I understand the gravity of this. I don't know. It's hard to tell. It's also, there's just something that's fundamentally strange about, well, the people who decide Sam's whether guilty or not, they're just supposed to be normal people. Like, I don't know, I don't think there's a better system of rendering justice in this country. I'm just fascinated by that because I've never actually seen it play out firsthand. And I also never really watched Judge Judy. But of course there's no jury in Judge Judy, it's just Judy. But there is a sort of paradox here that the less you know about crypto, the less you know about SPF and what's been going on in the world in the last year, the more appropriate you are for jury service in this case, right? I guess that's exactly correct, right? Like, you don't want people who have already formed their opinion based on what we in the media are saying happened. Like, I'm pretty confident when I report something that is true, but I'm not attempting to make a case. I'm not attempting to defend or prosecute someone. I'm just trying to convey what I understand to be the facts. And the way that that process works is very different from the one in the courtroom. I mean, the mainstream media has come on strong at the beginning of the trial and it's been reporting on SPF's haircut and the witnesses and some of the atmospherics around the trial. Do you expect them to keep it up for six weeks? It seems unlikely to me that they would really have that focus. I mean, the mainstream media moves very quickly, probably more quickly than we do in the specialist crypto media. Do you think they'll be there at the end, the way they're there at the beginning? I think that some of the heaviest hitters will be there at the end. They've already been there for the beginning. They'll be there throughout. I know that the New York Times is going to be there every day. The Journal also going to be there every day. There's a Fox Business producer who's been there every day at the trial. I think he's going to be there throughout the six weeks. So there's a strong base of the regulars that I'm starting to become familiar with as we wait every morning to get into the courtroom. And they're all saying that they're going to be there throughout. There's a lot of tail end interest of people who don't show up early enough to get into the courtroom itself. I don't know if they're going to be there every day of the trial. I don't think they will. Like already, in the first week, the days when there were no star witnesses, they were definitely quieter than the other days. But right now, we're going through the moments where everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone is showing up. OK, we'll leave it there. That was Danny Nelson. And we'll be returning to lots more coverage of the SBF trial, the trial of crypto as some are calling it. And we'll be back with more much later.
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"Harris. We've got a lot of colors. I'm gonna try to get him. I'm gonna say to your colors. I know you've been waiting, but try to be brief will try to get to as many as possible. What's gonna happen in 22 with the house of Representatives? We have a shot taking the Mac. Yeah, I think if you were betting it, but we do for two reasons. One is because people don't be tired looking at Nancy Pelosi margins very now and We We did great in the elections were gonna have a great read redistrict that the country will probably pick up 45 seats, maybe six or seven just from redistricting alone. And, of course, the first year of a of a president's term in the first election. The other party always win. Well, not always. Traditionally, I mean, and it's been true recently. I think this year is gonna be no exception. Do you think if the Republicans took over the house, we could still keep Nancy as speaker. No way should keep her in a very prominent role, because she is very useful for fundraising. I think she might even retired to tell you the truth. Let's talk. She has retired mentally. And Alicia. I like the color the squirrel or Nancy the Ripper. Mm. All right. Here is Monica Chestertown. That's over you. Monica? Yes, Monica. Good evening. Hi. Good evening. I was driving north from Fulton County. Georgia just happened to be in that county on the day of their election, and I was heading, um North. I stopped on the last rest stop. On. I 95 And before D C, And when I was there was filled with Trump supporters. I just had to do a quick stop for the bathroom break. And as I was leaving, I noticed a large brown, uh, bus. It was parked really far apart from everyone else. It was at the very end of the exit, and it was parked in such a way I had to jog around it. And I'm traveling alone in a big car, and I got a little nervous because it was 3 30 in the morning. And I was close proximity to the edge of the road. So I thought if somebody's going to try to step out in front of my car, that would be the spot. They would do it. So I had to jog around. Monica. You've got to get to the point. We don't have much time. It was the anti football. Yeah, I'm not surprised. We're starting to hear that. Yeah, I'm not surprised. Thank you, Monica. Thank you there. There's an eyewitness. No, and sounds honest to me. All right, let us talk with Mike. Hello. Hey, Mike, it is. Hello, guys. Andy, I think you're right Representative in Carroll County, right? I represent the northern part of Carroll County. So if you're kind of northwest minutes, Thanks. Work thing. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Okay, listen, here's this will give hope to a lot of people. I think you might know this. I don't know. But on Wednesday or Thursday Lieutenant General Thomas McEnaney. McInerney, speaking at the White House. I heard him speak, he said. White hat. Interesting. These good guys. Part of special forces got Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the parade preach of the capital on Wednesday. He says she is stranded and this is why she's pushing to impeach Trump. They also got Schumer's And one other guy who got them. You know the people and they we know Pelosi's not top was taken. Oh, well. Office. Yeah, it was Special Forces forces infiltrated Antifa. And there were maggot people dummies just walked in there. They were taking pictures of pictures and there, he said, a lot of I'm trying to give you something like we gotta get to the bottom of my We'll get to the bottom of it. You have to be. Oh, thank you very much. Here is Amy. We still got a lot of calls Amy Good evening. Hi. Thanks for taking my call. So I got a question. Um, what if Donald Trump declared martial law. Well, he won't. I mean, you know, it has been talked about. He won't The bottom line is that you know what on you know, two Wednesdays from now, you know, Joe Biden could be sworn in this president. We have. We're gonna be the loyal opposition. I think we should do exactly what they did. We should just be reserved. Just resist from day one when we have no, they're coming. We have no choice. We have no choice in this. We have to resist. From day one. We have to take back the house and the Senate in 2022. I'll tell you one thing. Uh, Joe Biden. They talk about the 25th amendment to invoke the 25th amendment was seen in this week. Joe Biden as we talk. It's unbelievable. I think we all have been staking. His brain is not functioning and normal guys. It's the 25th. That's my doctor opinion. That's not my political things. My doctor opinions. That's the 25th Amendment right that is wary because Kamala Harris would take over. Nutty comma. She's she's something else. She's not. All right here is Here is Alex. Alex. Good evening. They think McCall Hey, Harris, the state of Wei Tau washing the other night inspiring man inspired up, you know? Did you see my comments on that? Pennsylvania Pennsylvania electors. Very impassioned. It's news. Good stuff. Um I appreciate you. Hey, I want to talk about the Holocaust real quick. The guy was saying he was going to move home because you didn't like somebody's t shirt or something. You know, I never understood why we have museums and monuments and memorials and every city, you know with the Communists killed 10 million white Christians in the twenties, and we never talk about that at the end of World War two. This was a white Christian. Nations..
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