40 Burst results for "Producer"
How Is Joe Scarborough Allowed to Say THIS on TV?
"At his past it's not really hard to read all again the only thing that stood between him and the destruction of american democracy was the federal judiciary and this man is sick did he say what i thought he said was he is because will do he will get away with he will imprison he will execute whoever he's allowed to imprison execute drive from the country has anyone informed jake tapper about this mr producer wolf the moron over at the white house press office has anyone has anybody even commented on this no one of the things i fear america is that donald trump is in grave danger because of comments like this and that he is personally and physically in grave it's like this if you're has called him hitler mazzolini stalin in my book and freedom of the press now he says here there's no it's like twisting they of words attempted on me this is flat -out he says it repeatedly he will imprison he he will will execute whoever he's allowed to imprison if you hear that from scarborough and msnbc and if donald trump is elected he will prison and execute and drive from the country individuals those are fighting words and i cannot believe the comcast mbc msnbc allows this fool this emotionally unstable unhinged punk to say the things that he says like this and it doesn't come under any scrutiny it doesn't it's not condemned by any of his colleagues it's not condemned by any of the other cable network it's not condemned at all and there's clara com on the morning joe last wednesday on the same program now that fat slob was a u .s senator from michigan cut to go i let me even bring in uh what i think is also a very station a lot of people have tried to draw similarities between miscellany and hitler and the use of the terminology like vermin and the the drive that those men and had towards
Fresh "Producer" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Business bonus switched to business internet from the company that powers more businesses than anyone else Comcast Business powering I'm possibilities Rita Kessler WTOP traffic and here's seven news first alert meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff tracking a very cold start to your morning need a little extra time scrape that windshield may warm up the car temperatures in the 20s early on will only climb into the low 40s this afternoon about 10 degrees below average now have good shine but we are tracking a bit of a breeze today not quite as strong as yesterday but it's still around overnight we're back in the 20s with light winds and cold conditions by Thursday though a step in the right direction temperatures in the low to mid 50s with a good deal of sunshine feeling like it should for this time of year I'm 70s meteorologist Brian Van de Graaff in the First Alert Weather Center and temperatures now are not good 21 in sterling 24 in oxen Hill 27 at the wharf in DC you're listening to w -t -o -p Washington's news traffic and weather station the w -t o -p producers
Jordan Peterson Spits Truth on Bill Maher
"Are the victims and as you pointed out if you're a victim then you're morally righteous and even more conveniently if you stand for the victim then you're morally righteous regardless of what you do with your own life and that's pretty much what university students are taught from the time they enter the university classroom and that's how they you know orient themselves morally well and that's at the hands of the radical to left bill and one of the things the Democrats also have to pay the price for I would say is their absolute to draw a line between the moderate Democrats and the extremists they're completely incapable of doing that I've talked to 40 senators and congressmen in the last five years I asked them all the same question including RFK he wouldn't answer either when does the left go too far well we certainly bloody well saw last it month didn't we because it got the oppressor oppression narrative a little mocked up we might say and we're going to consequences that are going to unfold pretty brutally over the next few months now listen he's a hundred percent right that is exactly the mindset of a leftist that is exactly the mindset of a progressive right there is also a good time to remind you by the way of you know the Democrat Party hates America I assume by now you've gotten your copy if you have not gotten your copy what are you waiting for you can grab your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before they're gone and they will be gone levinsigned .com levinsigned .com that's the website that's the address that's a mr. producer gave me anyway so if I it screwed up it it's on him it's on him not me levinsigned .com is where you go get your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before it's gone well think about it I mean think about that in the context of the Democrat Party hates America America is the ultimate oppressor America is the ultimate oppressor if you you go to college and you listen to a professor who's not professor
Fresh "Producer" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Welcome in this early one thanks for being with us. I'm Dean Lane. Juan Herrera is our producer. Among the top stories we're following for you as we into roll this Wednesday morning together here at WTOP. CBS News 3 American officials are part of the team negotiating to extend the Israel -Hamas truce. CBS' Lilia Luciano is in Tel Aviv. The director of the CIA, Bill Burns, was in Doha. Part of these negotiations, Secretary of State Blinken is going to be here in Tel Aviv in the West Bank and in the UAE to continue negotiating. Hamas released more hostages but may still have 170 others. It was so windy in Washington that symbol a of Christmas ended up on the ground says CBS' Elaine Cajano. Snow flurries dusted parts of Philadelphia and Baltimore. Outside the White House, a powerful gust of wind toppled the national Christmas tree. All living the former First Ladies attended a memorial in Atlanta
Why Is Semafor's Ben Smith Slobbering All Over Nikki Haley?
"Of course attacked my stepson and me because he works with DeSantis which the world whole knows but apparently they didn't but I make my own decisions I decide what I'm going to do you have adult children don't do what they want to do and that's okay you know I'm just thankful we don't have any kids that support Bernie Sanders you many callers come here and correctly say my god I've lost this kid didn't lost any of our four let me go on operations were initially supported stick me with you'll see how this works by twenty five million investment funding as well as revenue generated from advertising in person that investments you know their biggest initial investor was mr. producer Sam Bankman freed is in prison for ripping off god knows how many people that's inauspicious beginning I would say but this is 74 so their first investors in a 2023 semaphore raise $19 million in additional funding from investors to replace the money that they had received from Bankman free so what he was their largest external investor their largest external investor so that shows you some of their judgment now they don't put that up on their site they don't have a footnote so people quote semaphore go to semaphore they don't know these things there's more in March 23 semaphore launched its China and global business initiative quote -unquote a collaboration with the center for china and globalization ccga think tank registered as a non -government patient though its independence from the communist chinese party has been disputed semaphore has said the project's purpose is to offer quote a diversity of opinion unquote an alternative to washington's hawkish consensus on beijing now you know what that means of peace communist china for business the initiative would consist of regular events in new york and beijing and would foster dialogue between business leaders and increasing china u .s tensions now you see why they're promoting Nikki Haley if they don't present any of this on they the website don't reveal their connections they the don't other business model semaphore's partnership with the ccg has occasionally come under scrutiny semaphore's show justin smith said semaphore would go into the collaboration with eyes wide open that that it was under no illusion that chinese business leaders are other local groups operate he said they would
Fresh "Producer" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Wet weather. Scattered showers now to wash out. Temperatures around 50. I'm 7News Steve Rudin of the First Alert Weather Center. 27 Upper Marlboro 26 Centerville. We are up a degree to 28 in our nation's capital right now. As veterans we're no strangers to helping others. That's what we taught were service before self. But we do have one question for the veterans listening. When is the time you reached out for help. If you or someone you know needs resources whether it's for stress, finances, employment or mental health don't wait reach out. Find more information at va .gov slash reach. That's va .gov slash reach. Brought to you by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Ad Council. You're listening to WTOP Washington's news traffic and weather station. The WTOP producer's desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where come to grow. Good Wednesday morning midweek November 29th, 2023. Welcome in. Glad you're with us this midnight hour. I'm Dean Lane. Juan Herrera is our producer. Among the top stories we're following for you as we roll into this morning together on WTOP Wednesday. We begin the ride this morning with the latest on the crisis in the Middle East to bring you up to date. Twelve more hostages held by Hamas were released this week on Tuesday yesterday in exchange for 30 Palestinians
Why Would the RINOs Back Nikki Haley?
"Romney's top money guy another billionaire has joined Nikki Haley's team media friendly to big business and Wall Street like the Wall Street Journal editorial page they're all in fools like Peggy and it's not just them Nikki Haley's been meeting with these billionaires this guy think I mean think who heads blackstone and I posted on that and we got a an inquiry from Vivek Ramaswamy who said mark what if I come on to discuss that and I said absolutely come on so he'll be on in the next hour he wrote a whole book on this by the way so entire book Nikki Haley's not from Main Street she's not for the little guy she ran South Carolina's governor for years and years she doesn't run on her record she has a very poor or bland record as I also over posted the weekend what turned me on Nikki Haley was back in April when Ron DeSantis was fighting Disney and he was being attacked by the left and she and then she offers Disney why don't you come to South Carolina we'd love to bring have all you the jobs with you here you have a governor in DeSantis who's in the middle of the culture war and there she is and now she's eyeballed deep with the totally out of the closet and you get organizations now media organizations that are very supportive of her and she's on cable news a lot when you say mister producer I a lot in my humble opinion and I'll give you an example I'm trying to look at another is a website news operation barely a news operation but most of them are barely called semaphore I know you never heard of it before semaphore and
Fresh "Producer" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Bay Bridge and beyond nothing in your way there. 95 in the Baltimore Washington Parkway doing alright and no delays to report either way on 270. Bob Inley WTLP traffic. Alright let's check the forecast now to 7news first alert meteorologist Steve Rudin. Bundle up if you're going to be out about moving through the remainder of the evening clear and cold overnight with temperatures dropping down to the upper teens to lower 20s feels like readings anywhere between the single digits and the teens come early tomorrow morning thankfully we're not going to stay there very long a breezy Wednesday with gusts upwards of 20 miles per hour and temperatures just around 40 to 45 degrees we're in the 50s for the day on Thursday chance for showers on Friday I'm 7news meteorologist Steve Rudin the first alert weather center. Temperatures around the Washington this evening we've got 30 at the wharf in DC 29 tonight in Oxon Hill and all the way down to 25 degrees in sterling at 1030 you're listening to WTOP Washington's news traffic and weather station the WTOP producers desk is wired
RINO Billionaires Are Now Coalescing Behind Nikki Haley
"Wants you to know she's up for the fight. She's told us over and over again that she's a woman. Why does she have to tell us over and over again that she's a woman? Isn't that what the Libs do, or at least used to do? Okay, got it. She's a woman. Perfect. But she's not Margaret Thatcher. Let's be honest. The problem is Nikki Haley's not a conservative. I've said it before I'll and say it again. She's George Bush in a dress. Obviously what I mean by that is ideologically. This is why Karl Rove is getting behind her. This is why others who horrific have losing streaks are getting behind her. Billionaires getting behind her. There's a report out now, I think it was Axios, that said that she was meeting with the. No, no, there's a report on Axios that says Mitt Romney's big money guy has now moved over to Kelly's team. What? Oh yeah. Romney's guy. And there's more. Remember this guy Fink at Black Rock? I wrote about him and The Democrat Party hates America and we've talked about him very often. Black Rock? Remember he was pushing ESG, that is, he was pushing hard this woke agenda and trying to impose it on all the other companies that he helps finance or invests in? A one -man wrecking machine, this guy Fink. Well guess who she met with a few days ago? Him. Why would she meet with him? Ron DeSantis. May I use his name, Mr. Producer? Is that okay? What drew $2 billion from Black Rock because of what they were doing? Yeah. Thank you. Iggy Haley And Iggy Haley was the one who said she said it herself. I know this to be true. I checked with my stepson, Mr. Producer. And that is that Disney, she said Disney can come to South Carolina while DeSantis is fighting Disney. She invites them to South Carolina and I can go on and on. And it's not just her versus DeSantis or her versus Ramaswami or versus her Trump, it's her versus us. Us. So you're seeing, if you were to ask Mitch McConnell who he liked, Nikki Haley. They'll all like Nikki Haley. In Washington D .C., Republicans. the That's who
Fresh "Producer" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"In the district for the day wednesday it's going to be breezy but not as windy as it was earlier today thirty five to forty five agrees with gus upwards of twenty miles per hour we change directions in terms of our temperatures were in the fifties for the day on thursday lots of sunshine fifties on friday better chance for showers and moving to the weekend middle to sixties upper chance for rain for the day on sunday i'm seven news meteorologist steve rudin the first alert weather center our attempts around the washington area this evening pretty chilly out there twenty seven degrees in rockville twenty seven in ashburn and twenty nine nine degrees in district heights at nine thirty you're listening to wtop washington's news traffic and weather station the wtop producer's desk is wired
Bidenomics Has Potential to Wreak Havoc Globally
"This is a man that's at This is a man who single -handedly has destroyed and is destroying our industrial heartland, which has to be built on what? Energy, natural gas, oil, and listen to this one, coal, and of course electricity, which needs all the others in order to exist. Why doesn't he tell the Gazans, you know what? We're going to start from scratch here in Gaza. Rather than give you fuel, we're going to give you solar panels. What about that Mr. Producer? We're going to give you solar panels and we're also going to build these massive propellers that we put in our ocean to kill our wells. We're going to give those to you too. Now it's going to take a little while. And we're going to send the Environmental into Gaza to make sure whatever we build whatever and we do meets the United States regulatory standards. Oh yeah. And while we're at it, anything that's built, you know Joe Biden brags he's a union guy. Everybody who builds anything and does anything has to be a member of a public sector union over there. Yeah, I think that's a good idea. Oh, and no more trucks, no more fuel -guzzling trucks. No more fuel -out. We're going to turn Gaza into a paradise, into a radical Marxist socialist paradise. What better place to start than there? It'll be a blank slate soon enough. Oh, one other thing. We're going to project and impose our view of law and enforcement and punishment in Gaza. We'll have Soros judges
The Unprecedented Level of Illiteracy in U.S. "News" Publications
"The effort to get to the stirring conclusion by up the facts and stirring up the information so what you'll find is that the worst of the illiterates who pose as journalists reporters you have to be a very sharp reader and I see this more and more I have in front of me the New York slimes, Washington compost and so forth but particularly on their surrogates in the internet media don't stop at the first or second paragraph read the whole thing and then scratch your head and ask you so I don't I don't understand what they're saying the first sentence the title or the first paragraph contradicts the third paragraph contradicts doesn't even make any sense how many times have you gone through that Mr. producer? it's a lot because journalism school doesn't teach journalism anymore that's why you have so many so -called journalists who push their radical agendas whether the war on Trump whether it's the war on citizenship whether it's the war on faith whether it's the war on capitalism in other words whether it's one aspect or another the war on America and that's why you have so many in the media who support Hamas or well let's see these are not journalists they're not they're head cases they're head cases now I want to move on I want to tell you about the Biden administration and how evil and nefarious this administration is and all those who are listening to my every word in every syllable tonight listen very carefully and please post everything I said I'm talking about the reprobate the Biden ministration as I speak is trying to topple behind the scenes because Biden learned from Obama Obama in my view
Outrageous Stalker Attacks Religious Jews for Their Traditions
"So I, minding my own business, I posted it on my social sites. Then along comes this stalker, who obviously has nothing to do with her life, hanging on the looking at. And what does she say? Well, what do you call her, Mr. British? She retweets or responds to my quote, quote, treated Now her. in 2010, as the New York Post points out, she considers herself to be a deeply religious Jew. Well, she's a liar, I doubt that. She quoted Jewish conservative commentator Mark Levin's video footage of rabbis, a quorum of Jewish adults traditionally male required for certain religious observances outside the White House. And you know what this dimwit said? Where are the women? I thought women or woman was a banned word now. I mean, when you have a Supreme Court justice, a can't define woman. But Weingarten can because she famously announced that publicly nobody cared. Nobody asked I that. think she was married to another woman, something like that. Now, I didn't ask her for opinion. I don't care for her opinion. I don't I don't care about her. In fact, I dislike her intensely given what she's doing to the young people in this country. Where are the women? So this was really an attack on Orthodox Judaism. She would never do that for the Muslims that have separate parents. No, no, no. Where are the women? I guess there I guess they're praying over in another direction, which is the way it works. sorry, I'm everybody can't be members of the American Federation of Teachers, aka the American Federation of Propagandists. About 35 % of teachers are Republicans, but I'm talking about the other 65 % that run the show. Orthodox Jews have gender separated prayers and they've had it for thousands of years. Thousands of years. So I decided to respond to her, and not in any substantive way, because I think she's got a negative IQ and it wouldn't matter anyway. She's a zealot. So I wrote, you're a contemptible moron, get off my timeline, you idiot. Isn't that pretty much what I would say on the phone, Mr. Producer? You're a contemptible moron. You're a contemptible moron, Ron Garton. Get off my timeline, you idiot. So, others joined in. The story exploded. So she blocked the comments, didn't she, Mr. Producer? She didn't want to hear anything. Brother Ben Shapiro jumped in. But I will tell
We Can't Diminish Ron DeSantis's Effect on Florida
"In the culture, made a difference in politics, made a difference in the economy, either anything else. I said she's George W. Bush in address, and of course the sycophants got very upset and they posted on it. So I took it and I Because did. that's what it is. So you have George Soros's Media Matters Nikki supporting Haley. What did you think about that? Let's talk about AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens. These are very difficult times. Everything is very, very difficult. When you go through a drive through, a fast food drive through, Mr. producer, through have you been one of those lately? You have two kids and a wife. It's almost $50. I don't blame the franchisees or the corporate. The food is unbelievably expensive. In some states, they've massively increased the minimum wage and the benefits you have to order. So the food is fast, but it's not that cheap anymore. And people used to use fast food as a way to get through hard times. So it's tough out there, as
A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
A highlight from Biden has Weaken America; Country Must Have Change in 2024
"And they're finding out that, you know what, actually, the guy with the mean tweets was not that bad. Right. If it means we don't have a war in Ukraine, we don't have a war in the Middle East, we don't have, you know, an open border. In the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike. Yeah, I remember these worldwide conflicts and war in the Trump era. In fact, I was just perusing the list of Trump's accomplishments a few days ago. Everybody can access that, incidentally. But if you text the keyword Trump to 800 -655 -MIKE, which is the MyPillow text line, we'll send it back to you. Kind of a good reminder of what was accomplished, what was done, promises made, promises kept. Four years of a period of our nation's history that was decidedly different from what we're experiencing right now, not only in this country, but around the world. Is it fair to suggest that world leaders feared and respected Trump? Didn't want to set him off? Is it fair to suggest that the world sort of laughs at the United States with Joe Biden at the helm? A guy who is now on the short steps of Air Force One because the big steps are too many steps for him to climb? And he's going to he's got four more years in him? Sure, sure he does. Sure he does. Like Tracy always says, my producer, the problem is Trump hurts their feelings. He gets in their head. Do you see him at Madison Square Garden over the weekend? He showed up at Madison Square Garden for one of the UFC fights. The place went bonkers. It was unbelievable to watch the crowd roaring its approval as Trump went out and he walked out with Tucker Carlson, which leads to a lot of speculation about a Trump Carlson ticket. It was it was quite the quite the scene that we've got a video clip of it, don't we, guys? If you're watching us here on Salem News Channel, what what number is it? I can't hear you. You got a whole 11. There we go. Cut 11. Let's play cut 11 as Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson, joined by the guy. What's the guy's name? That's the head of the UFC, Eric Dana White. And then there was somebody else. There was like four of them. Somebody like was a bunch, but maybe Kid Rock. And I mean, it was just quite the the rogues gallery. And here's what it was like when Trump made his entrance at a big fight, a UFC contest at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Taking his way into the building. One of the bigger mixed martial arts fans, I know, President Donald Trump taking his I mean, they are they are so terrified of him. And that's why. Because they're terrified of you. They're afraid of you and me. They're not afraid of Trump, they're afraid of the American people, Trump, as I've said a gazillion times, he's a movement, an America first movement that he unleashed.
The Character Assassination of Benjamin Netanyahu
"The last year or so after netanyahu was re -elected and he put together this coalition they've been character assassinating netyahoo and this coalition the most right -wing government ever used to say that about menachem begum too by the now israel right -wing would be rhino in the united states rhino in the united states it's not right -wing what they're what they're really doing is smearing people of faith very religious people orthodox jews because the secularist jews there hate the orthodox very much like in our own country you don't have many orthodox jews orthodox practicing jews with the yarmulkes and the rest in the media mr producer i don't see any but you'll see a lot of secularists and by the way secular christians secular this but you'll see a lot of secular jews too and so they come in a world view from very different perspectives i'm just telling you the truth very different perspectives and so what's happened in israel just like in the united states sort of their marxist left their secularist left their self -hating left just as we have leftists in america who hate america well believe it or not there's leftists in israel who hate israel and they hate democracy they want an all -powerful court system which they have there more powerful than any other western country where the supreme court calls the shots on everything you don't even have to have standing they can pick and choose whatever they want to hear they issue a ruling overrule they regularly the Knesset their parliament our congress they don't have any authority to do it they just do it so netanyahu says you we know have to address this in a modest way but these justices they appoint each other do you know they we themselves effectively have elections but they don't seem to matter we out fight it we fight over the coalitions you've seen them do it and then we have three or four these justices they just decide they even make decisions about how they're going to fight wars so just like in our country with the propagandists they paint netanyahu as a dictator because netanyahu wants more democracy and it's not so sexual democracy the guy who wants to take a little bite out of the judicial oligarchy he's the fascist you see but this is typical with
A highlight from Modern Warfare 3 Taken Out | Steamdeck 1.1 | Mass Effect on Trial and More | The Best Gaming Podcast 425
"What's up everybody? This is Carrick with ACG and I'm here with Silver and Johnny, No Abzi and Khadiz for the Best Gaming Podcast number 425. If you get a chance tweet out that we're doing this we're gonna be talking about Modern Warfare 3's reviews. We're gonna be talking about WB's service games, GTA maybe. We're gonna be talking about Steam Deck 1 .2 .000 Upgrade AQB. I have no clue what it's called but it is the weirdest upgrade I think I've ever seen on a handheld system. We're gonna be talking about Red Dead and its sales. Johnny's played some Yakuza. We'll see what Silver and Khadiz have been playing. We're gonna talk about Fallout 4's Inevitable remake. I'm just joking. But Fallout 4's eight year, eight years. Does Fallout 4 seem older than that? Because Red Dead is five. Yeah, you know what I mean? Yeah, Red Dead is five. It's feeling like it's almost due for like a, you know, anniversary edition or re -release like a Skyrim release. Special edition. Special compressed audio edition. Oh my god that's a deep cut. Wow and they did they did release the like 4k texture packs I think. Oh did they? I know and one of them had like the, you know, the upgraded FPS boost which I think is awesome. If you want your mods to work you need to get this version edition. A secret edition of or secret. It should be secret because it sucked but the special edition of Skyrim was that way. It's just all over the place. I had issues with audio and then like certain executables wouldn't work. I think they got it fixed up but it's just one of those things. What's everybody in chat playing right now? What are the games? Looks like some people are playing Modern Warfare. Live Carrick's the best Carrick. Well, that is a super low bar. That is a ridiculously low bar. Conscious, somewhat alive breathing Carrick is the best Carrick. Yeah, I don't know if all my family would agree. Groggy Carrick. Yeah, I've been playing Starfield on the ROG Ally. Do you guys call it R -O -G or ROG? ROG. I typically just say R -O -G. I don't know but anybody and I had occasionally I'll hear ROG. You're a fucking hipster, man. Come on, ROG. I'm just joking. I've never quite known exactly what it's supposed to be but I do. I also, you know. Yeah, I think it's like GIF and GIF. One sounds more correct than the other to different people but it's like. Isn't it Republic of Gamers is what it's supposed to look like. It's an acronym or something for ROG. Yeah, Republic of Gamers, so they think it's the actual brand name. As dumb as that is, I think actually just having ROG by itself is a better version of that. That's like one time I gave some money to Dr. Disrespect on Twitch. He was doing something hilarious and I was like dude this deserves a little bit of money. I gave him some and he pronounced it a cog or you know like a game and I was like that's so true. It's so true like you could see that and immediately think of it. Someone choking on a peanut rig rundown. Yeah, these are all my guitars. This is all my setup. Those are Johnny's. My setup's better. There's a guy in one of my backgrounds but he's not there this time because somebody asked me if I was paying that dude in the background and I didn't realize there's a guy in the background. He's the self -producer. Yeah, totally. Yeah, that's exactly it. He's the video editor. He's just editing. Yep, he's back there editing. I mean you can tell dude how good my edits are, right? Like if you saw the last time on ACG prior to this video starting, I mean you know that my edits there might be no better edits. Honestly, you give yourself shit but dude like in reviews I'm always like did this man really dig up the specific video footage for what he's commenting right now? Well, I appreciate you getting it because I do do that but most people are like what's he talking about? I'm like you damn like that missed them you know like that complete I'll be talking about something in the background. You hope the reference lands before it's wine. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, it's just it's a little bit like wine tasting where some people are like this is just not for me. That's ACG in a nutshell. That's all of us. That's why we're like people are also playing Tales of Arise. There's a DLC that dropped, right? Oh, okay. What is it? I mean what's the what's the nine? I know nothing about it. ACG best gaming podcast. Let's talk about. You have been informed. It's out. That's as far as did you guys hear about the Steam Deck? Yeah, I think that's a handheld. So anyway about what we were talking and walking and doing on the on the background. What about you Silver? What have you been playing because you didn't get to come to last Friday's? What what's the game? I'm kind of still trying to get into Alan Wake 2 and I hate it because my brain kind of won't let me because I can't I can't for some reason get beyond the sound of like Sagas footsteps in that game where it sounds like she has soggy shoes. Yeah, so it completely undercuts like any tension like oh no, it's dark and people are hunting me and then I hear like wouldn't it be scarier if you were in that but also having to like deal with soggy shoes. That would be scary. Yeah, it would be except then I would then I would hear like the sound of my my actual you're just utterly distracted by the soggin before which is unintentionally funny.
A highlight from S14 E12: Actress, Coach, Global Life on Stage
"Hello, welcome to The Loatney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, we don't have regulars, because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, she is from Nigeria, but currently in Israel, and she is an actress, producer, and well, so much more. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rania Mann. Hi, Peter. Just a very, very quick one. I'm actually originally from Israel, but residing in Nigeria. Oh, that was confusing. Okay, that makes sense. Okay, cool. So, how's life? Well, normally I'd say life in Nigeria is beautiful for me, because there's a lot happening here. I feel like I'm in the heart of a lot of things. I'm in Lagos, so Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of all of West Africa, really. So, I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. But, you know, we can't... Yes. Oh, dear. And your audio just got cut off. Can you hear me? Oh, yes, I can hear you now. Okay. Did you hear me? No, I did not. Your audio just cut off completely all the way through. But I heard... Oh, that's funny. I heard you. Okay, so where should I start over or how? Just repeat what you just said entirely. Okay. I said that normally life in Lagos is pretty fun. Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of West Africa, I think, I would say. So, a lot is happening here all the time, and I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. So, yeah, but with me being Israeli and what's happening in Israel right now, that's a cloud over our heads at the moment. So, that's life. Oh, alright then. So, what is it you mainly do for a living? I'm an actress and I'm also an acting coach and I produce. I produced a film festival here for about five years and now I produce films as well. Wow, impressive. What was life for you growing up? Oh, that's a very big question. I mean, I grew up in about seven different places till I reached high school. I mean, yeah, till I finished high school. I was born in Israel, then we moved to Ivory Coast, then we moved back to Israel and we moved to Nigeria. Where else was I? Okay, within Israel, we moved to another place and then I moved to England. I did my high school in Thorpe, in Surrey, and then, yeah, went to Israel again. So, I was moving around a lot. Alright then. Which I think is great because it makes you a very cosmopolitan, rounded person. Yeah, absolutely. And if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? And the audio got cut again. Okay, now I've got you back. I don't know what's going on with the audio thing. Let me see if I can just close off some apps, if that would help. Alright. How's this now? Yes, fantastic. Okay. So, what did you hear me say? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Oh, great. Okay. So, your question was where would I like to live? Where else would I like to live in the world? Yeah, if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? So, I was saying that for me, I don't know, maybe that's why actors have this tendency to live through characters, right? And I think it's something inherited in me because it depends on the season, it depends on the mood, it depends on the time in my life, the period of my life. Because in Nigeria, for example, I love living here because there's so much I can contribute. Can you hear me? Yes, I can still hear you. There's so much I can contribute to the film industry here and that makes me really, really happy. I think any place where I would feel I'm making a difference and where the weather is not too cold, that would be the place for me. Yeah, fair enough. If someone wrote a book about you, what do you think a title would be? And here we go again. It just cut off, right off. I can't hear anything, she says. Good grief. What a day. And I'm not doing anything. Now I can hear you, now I can hear you again. Right after I told you the question, I couldn't hear you, I couldn't hear you at all. This platform is gaslighting me. Maybe there's like a delay. Okay. Can you hear me now? That's crazy. Yes, I can still hear you. Okay, Okay. so a book about me, I hope would be my mission to this world, which is bridging worlds through art. Oh, alright then. If your mind was an island, what would it look like? If my mind were an island. Gosh, that is such a... Can you hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. That is such a creative question. Wow. If my mind was an island, it would have... It would have... Multiple... What's the word? Like, you would have a tropical area, then you would have a very cold area on the island. Maybe like a mountain top. Like a foggy mountain top. And then a sandy tropical beach at the bottom. Because, yeah, so you could, you know, be in any place in the island. choose... So you And I get cut off again. Thanks, Spotify, for gaslighting me. I don't understand why this is happening. Exactly. That's what I'm saying. And now you're back. No, because I can hear you very well, though, all through. Yes, but there are times that now, there are times that your audio is just cut off completely from my end. So, yeah, this is crazy. Hmm, what can we do? You want to try another network? What other network? Is this the only one? No, like, let me try and cut off my Wi -Fi and just use my phone network. Let me try that. Okay. One, two. Yes, one, two. I could hear that. Okay. So let's try this and see if that works better. All right, then. Here we go. Right, an island. My mind is an island would be something that you could choose where... You know, according to the mood you wake up with on that day? Yes. You heard that? Yes, I heard you. So it would be maybe like, it would have a tropical, sandy beach and a mountain, a foggy mountain top as well. Okay. Yeah. Nice, very good. Yeah, oh, oh, and a very, and a very busy, hyped urban area with like clubs and music and coffee shops and cinema and all that good stuff. Nice, very good. It must have a theatre. Of course it has to have a theatre. Yeah. Yes. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Would I rather be able to open closed doors or... Not be able to... To close open doors? Yeah. Is that what it says? Yes. Judging by the way I live, I normally open closed doors. So, yeah, that's me. Okay, close enough I guess. What happens in real life but rarely gets portrayed in movies? And I can't hear you again. I don't know why I keep doing that. I'm getting gas lit again. Yay! Could it be something, could it be something on the other end? I mean, my Wi -Fi is working alright. My headphones great. I can't, I have no idea to be honest. And this has never happened before? Because it's never happened before to me either. Yeah, this is the first time for me. Any issues that I've ever encountered would actually stop me from recording episodes altogether. I never had an issue that still kept the episode going but still had a bit of an inconvenience to me. So, yeah, it's a weird and funny one for me. Yeah, I agree. I think it's just a delay, I don't know. Yeah, first time for everything. So, what did you mean by close enough? Well, listen, I'm not mad. I understand that this misinterpreted the question, but the question was would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Oh, I didn't hear the first not. I would say I would rather not be able to close open doors. Because I can maneuver myself through open doors. But I hate closed doors. I'm a boundary breaker. Yes, that's great. What kind of music do you often listen to? Okay, can you hear me now? Because I just heard a beat. I can still hear you, yes. Okay, good. I find myself lately listening a lot to The Weeknd. You know them, right? Yes, I've heard of them. Oh, shoot. Here we go again. Let up the gas again. Yeah, it's a current thing over and over again. It's just... Cut the audio from whoever's end. I'd be surprised if this keeps going to the very end. Wow, this is actually a lot longer of a cut than I thought. Oh, this is... That's crazy. No, I know you can... Okay, now you're back. That was a longer audio cut than last time. Or like Evan's recording. I know, but the funny thing is I can hear you all through. Like if you hear this recording later on... Yeah, of course. But the question is, when it comes to the editing process... I'm not sure. Do you want to... Do you want to start over? No, let's keep... I feel like there's some good moments in this that will be very good. And also, we're still going on, so let's keep going and yeah. Yeah, okay. No, what I meant is maybe if we... We don't start the whole thing over, but we'll just start a new recording and then continue from where we stopped and maybe the new recording would be better. I don't know if that's something... I can actually... I've actually worked around editing in the past, so whatever happens, it'll still be good. Okay. Okay. So where were we? You were saying something. Asking something. Great. Fantastic. If you could host a talk show, who would you have on as your first guest? I... Wow. I don't know. I don't know. What would the talk show be about? Well, whatever you like. I think in this point in time, I'd like to talk to Mr. Biden. President Biden. Oh, okay. Or maybe just... Yeah, probably the American president. Yeah. I'm always fascinated by how those people think because I feel like they think in multiple channels simultaneously. Oh, of course. If you're going on a road trip, what two items do you make sure to bring with you? Only two? Oh, gosh. Yes, only two. Yes. Now I can hear you. Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. I was waiting to see how long it would take for you to come back again without me actually speaking. Oh, so how long did it take? I don't know. I wasn't counting seconds. Well, I think it was four minutes by the clock to be recording. Okay, so... That's very little. Usually I'd have like a little purse with some first aid kit. But I think if it's only two things, it would be a phone and a sunscreen. A phone mainly because I'd need something to write with or write on. Yeah, so a phone and a sunscreen. Yeah. I'd like something to write all my thoughts. Yeah, so I don't have to keep them in my head. Yes, absolutely. What's your favorite season? Spring. Definitely spring. Anything warm. Absolutely. Have you met anyone famous? Well, yeah, it depends what you call famous. But I'd say so, yeah. A lot of famous people from the Nigerian industry for sure that are famous all over Africa. And a couple of times met some famous personalities in Israel. And how about again? And now? And you're back. Yay! Well, if I met anyone famous, I think famous is like... I mean, I've met actors that are very famous all over Africa and in the diaspora, of course. I've met some famous people from Israel, from the Israeli scene. But I mean, they're just people. They're my friends. They're just normal people. So, I wonder why would that be a thing? Yeah, absolutely. You never know. Before, they were even famous. They were on the same level as us. No, I mean... So, there's a very, very famous actor. Now he's famous. He's called Daimio Kalawong from Nigeria. And I met him back in 2017 where he was just beginning his acting career. I mean, he hasn't changed since then. He's still the same person and we're still good friends. He's just more busy now, you know? Yeah, I can see that. How much time do you spend on the internet? Hmm... Probably five hours a day or more. Alright then. I'd say the same, to be honest. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? When I'm back. And you're back! Yay! Yay! I would rather sleep on the ceiling. Ask me why. All the floor space you could have? Because I can see everything better from the ceiling. You'd have an abundant view. Oh yeah, that too. Where is the most relaxing place you've been? The most relaxing place I've been. Can you hear me now? Yeah, I can still hear you. I think relaxing place is a state of mind. Because I found myself many times in a resort, in a beach resort, when I was not relaxed at all. And then I found myself many times in bed feeling relaxed and then many times feeling very unrelaxed. So I think it's a state of mind. It's not a physical place. Nice. If you could erase one past experience, what would that be? Any experience in my life. Yes. Any experience in my life where I found myself speechless or numb or... Anything. Yeah, I would erase all of those. All right. All those times. Where I went afterwards and said, I wish I would have said that. I should have said that. All those times. Yeah, that's crazy. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. Wow, this is really challenging. It sure is. Yeah. Could you repeat the question, please? I'll try. Okay. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Speak all languages. Yeah. Can you hear me? Yeah, I can hear you. I think that the more we can communicate with our human race, the better our race will be, the more beneficial it will be for the world. So I think that God put us here for a purpose. And the purpose is to better ourselves and to better our world. So, you know, he enabled us to communicate amongst ourselves for that purpose. Yeah, absolutely. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for? Oh, goodness. Connecting people. That's my best quality. Nice. That'd be an interesting sport. Yes, it would be, wouldn't it? Yeah. Okay, you do this. Oh, you do that. Okay, that's your passion. I know, I know who you want to talk to. I know who you need to talk to. Bloom. Yeah. Fabulous. If you could travel back in time, what decade would you want to live in? What era I'd like to live in? I think it was the Renaissance when everything was blooming. Arts and science and I don't know. So. Yeah, I'd like to be then when everything was still fresh and new. To kind of be there to impact it. To impact. Nice, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It's great having you on, Rania, talking about your brilliant acting career and working as an acting coach and producer and everything else you're doing in Nigeria. It's been great. Okay. Can you hear me, Peter? Yes, now I can hear you. Okay. Fantastic. This is awkward because it's happening so often, I don't know why. By the way, it was great having you on and I wish you best of luck. And with that being said, until next time, you're welcome. Stay tuned for more.
A highlight from 15 Authors of Titles on THR's List of the 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time
"Please welcome to the stage President and CEO of the American Film Institute, Bob Guzzale. Phone rings. It's Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter. He has an idea. And he's thinking about celebrating the 100 greatest film books of all time. I am immediately offended because top 100 movie lists are the AFI's real estate. But I did not say that to him. And the truth is I was just jealous because it was such and is such a good idea. And I thought anything AFI can do to help shine a proper light on this imperative work, well, we're in. But I did say to Scott, it's got to be A plus. It's no fake in this one. You have to have the most informed, the smartest jury. And he said, I got this. And he did. And today is a moment to celebrate that effort and the inspired writers who have brought history to life. Here to take his bow and to moderate the discussion, the executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg. Now Scott is going to bring out the honorees today, but he has given me the gift of introducing you to the first. For he is the founder of the American Film Institute. He was there in the White House Rose Garden when President Lyndon Johnson first announced the creation of AFI. He was there to write the very words that define the Institute's national mandate. And he was there to lead the organization through its early years. And it was then that he planted the seeds for the AFI Center for Film Studies, now the AFI Conservatory. And it was then that he instituted the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar Series at AFI, so named because the seminar's first guest was Harold Lloyd. Across 50 years, these seminars have proved a rich historical record of the art form and have inspired several books on THR's 100 greatest list, including two of his. Conversations with the great movie makers of Hollywood's golden age and conversations at the American Film Institute with the great movie makers the next generation. Please welcome George Stevens Jr. Welcome George Stevens Jr. and we are excited to hear from you in just a second. Now joining you up here, please welcome the author of 2020's The Big Goodbye Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood and with Janine Basinger, 2022's Hollywood The Oral History, Sam Wasson. Next up is the author of 2016's Powerhouse, The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, James Andrew Miller. Next up, we are going to have two authors coming to the stage because they are the co -authors of 1996's Hit and Run, How John Peters and Peter Goober Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. Please welcome Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. Next up, he is, as you will guess from the title, his name. He is from 1969 and for many years thereafter the author of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Please welcome Leonard Maltin. Here we are. Welcome. Next, we have the author of 1998's The Last Mogul, Lou Osterman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougall. Next, we have the author of 1977's The Making of the Wizard of Oz, Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM and the Miracle of Production number 1060. Please welcome Algene Harmetz. Next, he is the Czar of Noire, the author of Dark City, The Lost World of Film Noire from 1998. Please welcome Eddie Muller. He is the author of the 1996 book Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, a guided tour across a decade of independent American cinema, John Pearson. From 1988, the book The Player. Please welcome Michael Tolkien. From 1989, the author of Goldwyn, a Biography, A. Scott Berg. She is the author of the 2006 book A Killer Life, How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, Christine Vachon. We're going to give an extra warm welcome to this gentleman because it is his birthday. Please join us in welcoming George Harrell's Hollywood Glamour Portraits 1925 to 1992 author from 2013, Mark A. Vieira. From 1999, the book Conversations with Wilder, the author Cameron Crowe. Ladies and gentlemen, take it in because this has never been seen before and I don't know if anyone will be lucky enough to gather this amazing group again in one place. I'm so grateful to all of you for making the time to be here. Many of you came from great distances and congratulations on your work being on this list chosen by 322 people from the industry. We're talking about filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, executives, David Zaslav and many others, authors including just about everybody up here plus many others, academics. You can see the whole list online but the point is it is a cross -section of the business. There have been versions of this list that were chosen by film critics. There have been versions by other constituencies but this reflects the taste of our global film community. So thank you again for being here and I want to also just quickly thank Bob Guzzale, Julie Goodwin and everyone at AFI not only for going through all the efforts to make today possible but also for their other lists that Bob referenced because were it not for the original AFI Top 100 list. I don't think I would be here in a career as a film journalist because that really made me fall in love with the movies in the way that I hope this list inspires many other people to check out these books and the others on the list. So thank you to them and to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter for supporting the list and Terry Press for helping us put everything together and all of you for being here. So the way this is going to work is we are going to go down this line a few minutes with each author about the origin and impact and revelations of their book and then we are going to have a looser group conversation afterwards but we're going to begin with Mr. Stevens Jr. These two books that you wrote drawing from the seminars that Bob referenced are you know just fascinating looks at generations of filmmakers who have spoken to students at the AFI, what you know they've shared about their lives, their careers, tips for filmmaking. I wonder if you can just talk about how early on, well again just a little bit more actually about how those seminars started because you were there at the beginning and when it occurred to you that they might make good books.
A highlight from "Bitcoin's Purpose," SEC Hiring Woes, and Matt Hill with Start 9 - November 7th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. What's up? More is up. What's up? What's up? That's ridiculous. Mike Terence with OneR, Jordan Tomer, Peter. We've got Jacob on the Pacific Bitcoin handle. However, he's doing best producer game things. He's doing, yeah, he's doing things. We've got Neil Jacobs on the Swan handle. Good morning to all you guys. Good morning, Mickey Koss. Good morning, and shout out to Lindsay Koss in the audience. I am throwing you an invite, young lady. If you want to come up here, you're welcome to do so. No obligation. We won't embarrass you. I promise. She's awesome. She's had several articles now published. And is it Bitcoin magazine? I think it's Bitcoin magazine. Alex, we know you're old, but Lindsay's the mother of three children. I think calling her a young lady is a little inappropriate. It's a compliment. Kiss my ass. Most gals are young ladies to me. It just is what it is, bro. Because Alex is old. I'm just glad that over the weekend with the Bitcoin Veterans handle, we had a space that kind of seemed like we maybe broke Lindsay into the comfortability of getting into spaces and getting into talking. So hopefully she engages more often. It's nice to hear from her and Mickey at the same time. How was the profanity in the space? I don't know. So probably pretty normal for us. Yeah, I didn't notice anything. So I guess it's probably pretty bad. But we got Lindsay to throw up the fist at the end there. It was awesome. Made it worth it. Yeah, I've been trying to encourage Mike to do some relationship -oriented spaces. I'd rather not. People need it though, man. There's so many confused people out there. I'm not sure. Yeah, we would probably get us in trouble. Completely off topic from Bitcoin. Alright, let's come back to Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 471. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other 7 billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin today. We're going to be covering Bitcoin's purpose. is And this basically going to be opinions because nobody really gets to say what its purpose is. Satoshi had a white paper which states what Satoshi's purpose for Bitcoin is. But it's interesting how evolution and time and things like that. I mean, will Bitcoin change because of the people who continue to join it in concentric rings of adoption? I don't know. What do you think, Mike? I would say that Bitcoin does have a purpose in the sense that it provides an economic constant so you can accurately assess the economic viability and activity that's going on. It's like the analogy that I dropped in one of our recent episodes. The thing is episode 18 with regards to comparing it to if you were to constantly drift mercury into a thermometer and your AC is based on a thermometer. You're going to have an inaccurate reading. You're not going to understand why the system is not operating properly. So when you have something like Bitcoin that is not capable of being flippantly printed at the whims of whatever Federal Reserve governors or politicians want to do for government spending, you get a more accurate representation of what something is actually worth or what economic activity is actually doing.
A highlight from Dennis & Julie: Humility and Rationality
"Hello there all, all as I should say having been in Mississippi last week. Y 'all, y 'all, I love y 'all by the way. It works better than you. Hi, Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman. Shalom. And after spending great amounts of money on research, they came up with the name Dennis and Julie. Yes. It was well worth all the money spent. Well, you know what, better simple than bad. Better simple than something stupid. Well, you know, Einstein had a great line about that. I'm curious if you know this. Things should be as simple as pop made as simple as possible, but not simpler. That is a good line. So why did I share it with you? You know, there are a few things like... Isn't it amazing, she's actually starting in on that line. I was sure that that would basically die and we'd move on. Nothing dies on Dennis and Julie. It always starts with an anecdote. It is really funny. Like, you know, the sun was shining today and then... Oh, well, let me tell you about the sun. Yes, yes. And then you go, I have a theory on that. And then I'll tell you I have two suns and it'll just go God knows where. All right, go ahead. As a total aside, it's amazing. You're one of two suns. You have two suns. Oh, no, you don't know. Your son has two suns and Sue has two suns. You never heard me tell you this? No, I think you have. Yeah, my father had two suns, I have two suns, my son has two suns and my wife has two suns. That's all I know. I don't know three and I don't know daughters. Okay, go ahead. You're probably lucky. You're probably lucky that you don't know daughters. My dad is listening like he's lucky. No, I'm not complaining. Okay. I was going to say about names, because obviously when I was naming my show Timeless, I didn't want to call it the Julie Hartman show. No offense to people who call it the insert name show. You can do it because you're famous. It makes sense for you to call it the Dennis Prager show. You were right. Or the Ben Shapiro show. Because people will be like, who the hell is Julie Hartman? And I think it's a very kind of everyone does that paradigm. And again, if you're famous, it makes sense. When you're a little plebeian like me, you probably shouldn't do that. But when I was thinking about names, you know me. I get so intense and think it's this name would be the end of the world if it were bad. And then I kind of came up with this, shocker, theory about names, especially names of talk shows. Unless it's really, really, really bad and stupid, I actually don't think it matters that much. Excellent point. I really don't. I'll tell you, the name of a book is incredibly important. And I say it both as the author of titles that were great and titles that weren't great. That means... So that's interesting. What titles do you not think were great? Well, I don't believe it or not, still the best hope. I think the subtitle should have been perhaps the title. Why the World Needs American Values. I agree with that. Because it doesn't tell you anything. If the title doesn't tell you anything, it's not good. I hate to say it, but I agree. It's not a bad title. No, I know. But I agree with you. It hurts me. Well, it's okay. Clearly people have read and were very influenced by the book. You did. That was your book that influenced me the most. That's why you wrote me and then the rest is history. So at the risk of making it about me for just a moment, I think that God does play a role in each of our lives. If you're aware of it, you can sometimes see the hand of God in the way that he leads you. You certainly saw the hand of God the day that you met your wife because you do all these meet and greets and you stay after to talk to every single person who is an attendee and then literally the last person in line was the best woman you could have ever found and married. So the point is, I think, again, if you look around, you'll be able to see God's hand and things. I think God leads and influences me through book choices. I really do. Because your book, you don't understand, when I was in that time in my life, I didn't read books very much. I'm a fiend now with reading books, but back then I didn't so much. It's amazing to me that I discovered You and PragerU and then I decided to order that specific book. And I think that was kind of divine. And then when it showed up, I actually was going to return it. Not because there was something bad, not because I saw it was still the best hope, but I thought that's a bad title, but because I thought, oh, I ordered too many things. I want to save money. I'm going to return this book. I'm probably not going to read it. And then something told me to read it. I'll give you another example. About a year and two months ago, I literally woke up one morning. This was shortly after I graduated from college and in that summer before I started my job. I literally woke up one morning and I thought, I should reread The Scarlet Letter. And why would I have that thought? I hadn't read it since ninth grade. But something, I literally woke up and I said, I need to reread it. I went into my bookshelf. It was there from high school. I reread it. And now it's one of my favorite books, a big part of themes I talk about in my show. And I did a PragerU book club with Michael Knowles on it. I could give more examples. But anyway, it just made me think that that is the book that led me here. That's still the best hope. Well, let me see since you mentioned it, just for those listening or watching. There is a book of three books about America, about the left, and about Islam. And what a time to read this book. And if you want to understand all three, I think it's the best book that does all three in one. Yes. Okay, still the best hope. Thank you for that. But back to the names thing, I actually don't think names of talk shows matter that much. I that suspect you're right because I can't think of anyone that stands out. It's always either I like the individual or you're right. It matters in books and I don't know where else it matters. It's an interesting point. Even, and this is said with so much respect for The Daily Wire, if you look at the name The Daily Wire, it's not a particularly... Sexy name. That's correct. It's kind of just there. But it doesn't matter. But it doesn't matter because it's... It's exactly right. All right, well said. Anything else on your mind? I got a lot on my mind. So I have an interesting thought for you. So it's been a very difficult time because of the monstrosities in Israel. And this is a good example of... When I tell people about Dennis and Julie, who are big fans of mine and my shows and my writings and so on, I say, I promise you that things as open as I am, and I really am on my own show, things are brought out about me in Dennis and Julie that otherwise just don't get mentioned. And it's not because I'm hiding it, but because in dialogue with someone in particular you... So here's a good example of something I didn't mention on the show. I did tangentially, but not the way I'm going to mention it now. So it's been a very intense time since the horrible attacks on Israel, the greatest loss of Jews in a day since the Holocaust. It's really been difficult. And the world changed. Well, I hope it changed, to be honest. We'll see. I don't know how long human memories are, but maybe it did. We'll get to that in a moment. But this is actually just a personal and professional note, not a big macro note, but it is interesting. So I always go over with Alan, my producer, the show, but basically not so much the show because I don't know what I'll talk about until five minutes before. No, that is literally true. Yes, it is literally true. It used to give me a heart attack, but now I know it's just you. There are times I come up with the subject as the theme music comes on. Oh, I am aware. So what we talk about is, I will say, who were any guests today? So he said to me, again five minutes before the show, at the middle hour of the show, I asked Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrams to come in. The book about their movie Airplane, which happened 43 years ago, has just come out, their memoir of the movie. And I said, wait, Israel has just undergone the most horrible attack in its history, the greatest attack on Jews since the Holocaust, and I'm going to talk about Airplane? And he said, people need a respite. where So here's I say I'm being open to the point that I wasn't even on my own show. I didn't agree with Alan, but I didn't say anything because, A, he's the producer, and unless I'm passionate, I'm not going to override a decision he makes. And he has excellent judgment. And that's the whole point. That's right. You hit it on the nose. And he has excellent judgment. So there are a lot of lessons in this. I think, in retrospect, he was right that we needed a respite. And this was as far afield as you could get. The 43rd anniversary of one of the five most successful comedies ever made into a movie. And with the authors and the three authors and the writers and the all three were also the directors. So a few lessons, because I'm very big, if I can't learn a lesson from something, it's like it didn't happen. So one is, you really do have to know in life whom to trust over your own judgment. If you think you're always right, even about your own life, forget about politics and stuff, you're not going to lead an enriched life. You will make a lot of boo -boos. Oh, this is so important. It's a great subject. Yes, so this is a gift, I admit, I don't even consider it praiseworthy. It's just a gift that I was given to always ask, what can I learn from X and Y and Z? But the reason is so that I could share it with the public. I want to help people lead a better life. That's my corny ambition with my life. So that's a very, very big one. And I have great faith in my judgment. We're not talking to Mr. Silly Putty here. I have strong convictions, but I trust him.
A highlight from Bitcoin vs the Infinite Money Printer with Luke Gromen
"They're not going to cut the entitlements. They're going to print the money. And they're going to print the money with oil at 90. They're going to print the money with Bitcoin at 35 ,000. They're going to print the money. They're going to print the money. Happy Monday. How are you all doing? Did you have a good weekend? I did. OK. Real Bedford. They won on the weekend and were top of the league. So that is Real Bedford men and Real Bedford ladies both at the top of their respective league. What a start to the season. We've both got massive cup games this weekend. Get anywhere near Bedford and you want to come down, especially on Saturday, because before the men's game at 12 o 'clock, we've got a meet up. And I'm going to be joined by Robert Breedlove. So please do come down to Bedford. Come down to McMullen Park, enjoy some football, enjoy some Bitcoin, and hang out with the man Breedlove himself. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack. And today, we've got macro genius Luke Gorman back on the show. Now Luke is one of our absolute favorites here at WBD. Me, Danny, and producer Ben all love Luke, and he brought the fire this episode. We get into the infinite money printer, the bond market getting crushed, inflation, and social unrest in the US. We covered the lot. I know you're going to love this one, but if you've got any questions about this, any feedback, anything else, please do hit me up. It's hellowhatbitcoindid .com. And if you haven't checked out our event next year in April, Cheat Code, please head over to cheatcode .co .uk to get yourself a ticket. All right, on to the show. Luke, how are you? I'm doing well, Peter. How are you today? Yeah, I'm doing well. I do wonder if we'll ever jump on one of these calls. We do every six to 12 months and be like, yeah, do you know what? The economy's good. The banks are making good decisions. The government's doing well. It has no inflation. The world's all right. That would be nice, you know, we could all go to the beach and have a margarita or something. Yeah, it's a bit weird. It seems like everything's just getting worse. We had planned all these things to talk about and just while Danny was setting up the cameras, I was flicking through, I hate saying X, I'm going to keep it to Twitter. And our mutual friend Linaldin tweeted out that the Treasury expects to borrow nearly 1 .6 trillion in net new debt during the six month period covering this quarter and the next quarter. Is there no limit to how much money they're going to borrow? It seems like the bond market is maybe making the early noises about attempting to restrict what they can borrow without Fed help, but it's really ultimately a function of what's the dollar, what's the bond market doing, what's the dollar doing? It's that classic rates versus currency decision. Can you explain that? Can you walk us through that? What is the bond market saying and explain it so I understand. Sure, so there's sort of the case for most places and then there's a case for the US because where the reserve currency is sure. And you also have this giant offshore dollar borrowing market, right, the euro dollar market, but there's 13 trillion dollars in offshore dollar denominated debt according to the BIS. So means that the implications of that are that as the dollar goes higher, so the Fed raises rates, the dollar goes up, dollar goes up, the foreigners who have borrowed in dollars see their effective borrowing rate go up, the cost of servicing that dollar debt goes up and so they need to somehow raise dollars. Well, they can't print dollars like the Fed, so where do they get their dollars from? Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which side of it you're on, foreigners have run surpluses against the United States by virtue of how the system works for a long time and particularly in the last 25 to 30 years. And so foreigners have about 18 trillion dollars net, so I don't want to say it's closer to 40 trillion gross, but I think it's 18 trillion dollars net in US dollar assets more than we have of theirs. It's this net international investment position I've talked about. So they have 18 trillion dollars of dollar assets, about seven point six trillion of that are Treasury bonds. And so, yes, they are short dollars, but only to the extent they are unwilling to sell treasuries to get dollars or sell stocks to get dollars to defend. And so what you see is this virtuous or vicious, I guess it is vicious cycle where the dollar goes up. Foreigners are forced to sell treasuries that rates go up as rates go up, the dollar goes up. You wash, rinse, repeat until we either get a calamity or more likely more. The way it's worked really increasingly frequently is the US Treasury market gets dysfunctional. And there's an index we follow called the move index. It's the volatility of the Treasury markets created by a gentleman named Harley Bassman who pointed out once that index goes over 150, the Fed has lost control of the bond market. And October 3rd of this year, it was 141. All of a sudden, everyone and their mother on the Fed came out and said, well, maybe the bond market's done our job for us. Maybe we're done raising rates. They tried jawboning the dollar down. It's it's sort of worked. It's stopped the dollar going up like every day, but it's it hasn't really gotten the dollar down. But that's ultimately as it relates to this situation for the US that as long as the dollar's going up, given this massive offshore dollar denominated debt and this US massive dollar asset net position that foreigners have that they can sell to get dollars. Ultimately, it's sort of all fun and games until the Treasury market loses an eye. And once the Treasury market loses an eye, the volatility gets to a point where it is indicating that the Fed is losing control of the Treasury market. That has been the point over the last four years. Where the Fed steps in and says no mas and at that point, they kind of say, well, it's not QE, we're growing our balance sheet, but it's not QE. You know, Jackson Hole, a couple of guys gave a speech that said it was a presentation. It was, you know, it's possible the Fed might have to do non -monetary policy purchases of treasuries. But it's important that we sort of lay that out that, you know, it's it's almost like, you know, those are those are trading sardines, not eating sardines. It's it's, you know, they're printing money for for market functioning reasons, not for monetary purposing reasons. And the market's not going to care. But that's ultimately that do they want if they want the Treasury market to function really well, given these levels of debt, they need the dollar to be a certain level lower than it is. If they want the dollar here, then they're going to need to restrict how much they're trying to borrow or be willing to lose control of the bond market and the Treasury market specifically. I'd like to pretend like I just understood all of that. I would. I really want to say I pretend I can understood all of that. But but it sounds complicated for the layman like me, the everyday guy, I can't interpret what that means. So basically what it means is unless the Fed prints the money to buy the rate down, then the rates are going to go up on the government until the government until rates ostensibly extremes inform the means. In theory, we the bond market could run away and then all of a sudden. The in theory, you can get to one hundred percent of your revenues in interest expense, nobody, nobody for anything else, in which case either the Fed prints the money or we say, sorry, Ukraine, sorry, Israel, sorry. Everywhere we're bringing our boys home. And in fact, they have to book their own tickets because we don't have the money. And boomers, you're on your own. I know we promised you hip, sneeze, drugs, docs, all that, but sorry. All we have is money is to pay the interest. So this is an issue of supply and demand in bonds. And the big risk is they cannot afford the interest on the debt they have themselves, because what is it like 30? Where are we at now on the debt? Thirty three trillion themselves? Thirty four. High interest rate is so it becomes unaffordable themselves. It's the only way to see that is it's more QE. Yeah, that's exactly I mean, it's ultimately a supply demand problem of of debt versus not just existing debt, new debt, and then also against the supply of balance sheet. Right. There's only so much global private balance sheet that can that the capacity to buy the stuff and continue to hold the old stuff and the balance sheet capacity increases as the dollar goes down, it decreases as the dollar goes up. And ultimately, that balance sheet capacity has repeatedly needed to be supplemented by the Fed's balance sheet, which is infinite. They can buy as much as they want. They will never run out. The flip side is, is that has implications for the dollar because you're effectively printing money to finance deficits. But if they do do that, would it be a case if they're trying to bring down the interest rates and they're using QE to do this? Isn't this just the cycle we've been going through over and over again? This will lead to more inflation and more inflation will lead to them having to raise interest rates again. You know, isn't this just a cycle that gets worse every every time we go through another cycle of this? Yeah, oh, it's to me, it's been a very it's a very I think it is the most important macro cycle. It's a very obvious cycle. In 2014, global central banks stopped growing their holdings of FX reserves. And what that means in plain English is foreign central banks stopped adding to their supply of treasuries. So if if one of your biggest marginal buyers stops buying, somebody else needs to buy. And as that happens, a couple of things, a couple of things happen. Number one, the dollar starts going up and number two, rates start going up. And that can manifest given the omnipresence of the dollar and the centrality of the dollar to the system that shows up a lot at different places. But dollar up rates up. And we've seen this sort of at first we regulated the banks in 2014 into, you know, it's a little bit like the cracks in the dam. Right. So the first crack in the dam is like, OK, foreign central banks are buying the debt anymore. OK, what are we going to have by what we have regulate the banks into doing. So they do that. And that works for a while. And then because the supply of water, which is U .S. federal deficits, just keeps growing and growing and growing. Right. Inevitably, the pressure from the water growing, growing another crack, money market funds. We're going to regulate them into that was 2015, 2016. Again, both of these things crowd out global dollar markets. They send LIBOR short term rates up. Then you end up driving the dollar up to levels that start creating problems around the world. What do we do? We weaken the dollar in 2016. We weaken the dollar in 2017 with the Treasury general account. Basically, the Treasury's checking account starts to inject our liquidity to kind of manage this process. 2018, more cracks, especially now that the Fed's QTing in earnest. We start regulating Trump, regulated U .S. corporate pensions into buying more treasuries, gave him a tax break. OK, now we've got our thumb in the in the in the wall. So and, you know, 2019, we get another crack with repo rate spikes. OK, oh, now the Fed has to step in. Now the Fed's growing their balance sheet. But it's not QE. It's just fixing the fact that repo went from two to eight overnight because there's too much supply of water and not enough demand for the water that kind of holds. That breaks again in March 2020 at the depths of the covid crisis. The Fed does mega QE. They call it QE. OK, leads to inflation. 2022, we're going to start backing off, we're going to tighten. They get, you know, whatever they really start getting aggressive in March, April of really tightening. And by September, the UK gilt market blows up. Uh oh. They all get together in Washington in October of 2022. And they give Janet Yellen, what we used to call on the desk, a hey MF 'er conversation and Yellen comes back and runs on the TGA. The dollar goes down 15 percent, buys time. Another, you know, so it's just this you it is a constant cycle that started 10 years ago, but it keeps getting faster and faster. Right. That 2014, we regulate the banks. We worry about it again to like 2015, 16 with money markets. And even then, you know, you didn't have to worry about the the dollar was not too high in that case till 2016, 2017 and had to be addressed. Then it was already end of 2018. The Fed had to stop raising rates. Then it was September 2019. Then you kind of covid sort of screwed up the pacing of it in terms of of getting a clean apples to apples read. But since then, it's accelerated, it's September 2019, you had March 2020, you had September as soon as they started raising rates, March 20 or September 2022, March 2023, September 20 or October 2023. Now, it just it's getting faster and faster. And so, yeah, it is really it fundamentally the problem is very simple, way too much U .S. deficits, not enough global private sector balance sheet unless the Fed is in there helping to buy this stuff of printed money. That's at the end of the day, that's it. That's the problem. Is it essentially paying off your credit cards with a new credit card? Absolutely. While the rates going up on it, if the Fed does step in and start buying bonds in that way, does the U .S. just turn into Japan? Japan? No, we turned into Argentina. Japan, Japan is. Night and day different than the United States in this situation, right, so Japan is a net international investment position, remember, so I said we have foreigners own 65 percent, that 18 trillion, 65 percent of US GDP. So the U .S. net international investment position is negative. Sixty five percent of US GDP. Japan's is positive. Sixty percent. So for starters, when Japan runs into that problem, the first thing they can do is ring, ring, ring, hey, Washington, it's Japan. Those dollar assets we have to the tune of 60 percent of of our GDP, we want to start selling five percent a year because we need to finance our our fiscal deficit of three percent a year and do two percent of stimulus. And they can do that for a long, long time. That's number one. Number two, they run a current account surplus, right, their trade surplus. So they are running the surpluses on the current account versus us running deficits. We need number three. OK, the deficits we're running, the twin deficits historically have been foreign financed. They have financed internally. So you can run you if you're financing internally as Japan, deflation is an option you're when you're financing internally. Right. Because now you can pay your people, you know, zero percent interest on long term bonds because the cost of living is fear and deflation. Your cost of living is falling. Living standards are rising politically. That works. You cannot do that when you're in the United States. If you're financing externally, you start running deflation as a twin deficit. You get into a debt spiral. Your debt pile gets bigger and bigger and bigger nonlinearly every year. And pretty soon you run into debt credibility issues. You also, as Japan, do not have to provide most of your defense because your friends, the United States, have provided it for most of the last 80 years. We have to provide our own defense and that defense appears to be getting much more expensive by the minute. And then lastly, the United States is very heterogeneous in population. And Japan is very homogeneous in population. So it's a lot easier to sort of get people to sort of, you know, go along to get along and take one for the team. Culturally, there's much more of a willingness to take one for the team. I think their government has probably all in all done probably a better job of maintaining their credibility or maybe losing their credibility less fast than ours has with its domestic populace, maybe a better way of putting it. And so when you roll those things together, but especially the net international investment position, the current account, you know, Japan can say ring ring Washington send us our money. We need it to finance ourselves. And that throws that, you know, sell treasuries. We're going to bring back the dollars and defend the yen with those by selling dollars and buying yen. And they can do that for a while. They have 60 percent of GDP in that area. There is no there is no ring ring for the U .S. The ring ring. They don't call anybody overseas. The ring ring is, hey, Fed, start printing again. And when you say when they have to do that again, whenever that is, because they're going to have to do that again. Yeah, then that's why it gets much more into an Argentina like dynamic. And as I've said, Argentina with U .S. characteristics, not Japan is what is going to be the outcome. I was out in Argentina recently, was it three or four months ago, Danny? And I made a documentary while I was there about inflation. And one of the interesting things about being in Argentina is if you're certainly in the middle class, you have access to dollar products, whether it's cash dollars or digital dollars or crypto dollars or U .S. equities or U .S. bonds, you have access to dollars to mitigate against inflation. And most people just get rid of their peso and get some kind of dollar products as soon as possible. But if if you're an American, there is there is no equivalent. I mean, yes, there's gold and yes, there's Bitcoin. And, you know, we've seen this rise in both gold and Bitcoin recently. Perhaps that's it. I mean, is that it? The short answer is yes. You know, you can kind of see right who is who has won over the last 10, 20 years in the U .S., right? It's if you if you own a lot of stocks, you're doing great.
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"Do you know that in the, probably by now, let's say, I would say, I've asked this probably 50 times every time I get a different answer and I love that. I love that fact. It shows how many have made a deep impression. Well, keep doing what you're doing, Dylan. I think you have a very bright future. Yes, sir. I appreciate that so much. Thank you. Good luck to you and thank your parents for homeschooling you. So, folks, you know, the benefit to young people like having other kindred spirits around the world is immeasurable. Please donate to PragerU.com. This is Fundraising Month. We go back to your calls and where was I going to go? Newport Beach, California and Gilbert, hello. Hello, Dennis. I'm a regular listener and I have been for about five years and I'm a big admirer and I very seldom disagree with you and when I do, I assume I'm probably wrong but nevertheless, I'll tell you... That's sweet. I do that with some people. Go ahead. In other words, I feel that about some others. If I differ with them, I think, why am I wrong? Okay, go ahead. That's exactly where I am. But anyway, I guess I disagree with you about the 2020 presidential election. I'm a firm believer that the Democrats stole it and the principal basis for my opinion is Dinesh D'Souza's wonderful movie, 2000 Mules, which of course, you know you're in and all I can say is I can't find any flaws in D'Souza's analysis. Now, maybe you can. If you can, I would love to hear what you feel about that because I feel like it's game, set and match. He proves his case that the election was stolen. So, my position from the beginning and obviously, you see in the film, my own reaction to Dinesh's evidence was strong. I have felt from the beginning that they cheated. I have felt from the beginning that if the Democrats could steal an election with totally clear consciences, they would because how could you allow a fascist, which is what they deem Donald Trump, to win? It's morally wrong to allow a fascist to win an election. So, they could justify, and as they have always justified, their fraud in elections. The question is not whether there was fraud, the question whether it was determinative. I think anyone who says they're certain it was honestly decided is unaware of all the evidence. On the other hand, I can't say I know as a fact that the election was thrown in favor of Joe Biden. I know for a fact that there was cheating. So, that's where I stand, and I wish that Democrats were open to an open analysis. They're not. If you merely question, you are an anti-democracy. Just as if you question them, you're involved in misinformation. Not a different view, misinformation. So, does that in any way answer your question? Yeah, I think I agree in general terms with your position. I just feel like D'Souza goes farther than you do, and I couldn't figure out where he's wrong. Yes, that's fair. I understand, because if the numbers—he's not wrong in what he videoed—if the numbers add up to that many people dropping ballots and looks very suspicious, then it would seem to be dispositive. I understand your argument. I should always note that the courts refused to hear the evidence. So, how are we supposed to find out when there's evidence of cheating, whether there was actual cheating? That's what I meant by they're not open to having this. Anyway, I hear you, and I understand what you're saying about Dinesh's fine film. It's a tough call. I wish, but it won't happen. I wish there could be a fair hearing in a courtroom, evidence pro and evidence con, as to the honesty of the last election. When you have the means, when you have the desire, when you have changed vast numbers of rules in the name of COVID or whatever other name, all of those, and then for somebody to say, gee, I think there might have been cheating, and you're considered a kook. When you have motive and you have ability, you have opportunity, that's a pretty powerful combination. Three hours of my radio show commercial free every single day become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives, as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at Pragertopia.com. Try any size iced coffee brewed with 100% arabica beans for just 99 cents until 11 am, and pair it with a savory Sausage McMuffin with Egg for $2.79. Prices and participation may vary, cannot be combined with any other offer.
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"Dennis Prager here. What's on your mind? That is the issue. Jeffrey in Huntington Beach, California. Hello. Hello, Dennis. It's nice talking to you. And you haven't even talked to me yet. And you've said it. I'm very touched. Okay. That's true. Hey, I was just curious about, I've never caught the name or author of the book that you're currently reading on the Russian Civil War. It's called Russia. And it's by Anthony, not Anthony. Anthony. A-N-T-O-N-Y. Beaver. B-E-E-V-O-R. He's a major British historian. And you should only read the book if you are prepared to cry. I do that with a lot of books. Then you're my man. What the two sides, it's making me think a lot. I always think about the big picture. The two sides, the Bolsheviks and what were called the Whites, they were both so vicious. I'm going to have a Russian Orthodox spokesman on the show. I mean, the atrocities committed by both sides were so horrific that you wondered, did the Russian Orthodox Church have a moral impact on the Russian people? I certainly, I hope the answer is yes, but when you know about the staggering amount of rape of German women by Soviet soldiers, I mean, this was not, exceptional like the the My Lai Massacre and the Vietnam War. Almost every war has some terrible, terrible events. But when they're the norm, and I contrasted with the US Civil War, there was the horrible treatment of Union soldiers at Andersonville. But again, that was an aberration. You didn't have mass rape and torture in the US Civil War, but you did in the Russian Civil War. And these are questions, since I'm preoccupied with goodness and evil, therefore, why did you have so much more of the evil in their civil war? So I have to talk to somebody about that. I don't know the answer. Okay, on to more of your calls. And Cheryl in Phoenix, Arizona. Hello. Hi, Dennis. Nice to talk to you as well. I've met you a couple of times. My daughter's met you a couple of times. Fantastic having you as a role model for her. Thank you to hear someone with such common sense when she didn't hear that in the classroom, but don't want to take a lot of your time. I just had two things I wanted to say. Being new to the mental health merry-go-round, I like to think about it as, it just drives me crazy. And I don't really have a question. I guess I'm just rambling, but rambling out loud. It just drives me crazy that we're running on the treadmill. Everyone is saying, oh, all these mental health issues are happening with our children. Go to a professional. Well, the professionals really aren't doing anything, but well, if they're in some type of therapy, I don't know what they're saying. And when you hear of what they're saying, it's very questionable. So you're afraid to put your child in a room by themselves with this person, which we all know. That's right. Yes. Thank you. You're right. I'm sorry. The left has ruined psychotherapy like it's ruined everything else. I'm shaking my head because I am aware of the damage that so many therapists have done. I have asked therapists on my show, what percentage of your colleagues is competent? And the general answer has been 20 to 25%. Three out of four. Every therapist I've had on the show, now obviously these therapists that I've had philosophically are kindred spirits. I fully acknowledge that. But that's their assessment of their colleagues. The corruption of the mental health profession is very, very old. Was it a thousand or more psychiatrists that Barry Goldwater was mentally unfit to be president? They psychoanalyzed him, having never met him. The psychiatric profession has been a disgrace for all of my lifetime. There are some terrific psychiatrists. Absolutely. The only repeated guest on the Happiness Hour has been a psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen Marward. But he would be the first to lament the state of psychiatry, not to mention psychology. I would be very afraid, blindly. In other words, not knowing, not having had experience with a therapist, leaving my children in any given therapist's hands. Yep, that's correct. This is unprecedented in America. We are afraid to leave our children with most teachers. With most therapists. What has not been corrupted? Really, tell me, what has not been corrupted? What institution? 877-243-7776. Newport. Okay, well, I'll go there later. I was just given the half-minute note. What can you trust? Can you trust the FBI? Can you trust the CIA? Can you trust your school? College? High school? Elementary school? Is a Christian college Christian? It's a new America, and it's not a better one. So, during August, Fundraising Month, I feature some young person affiliated with PragerU. In most cases, I haven't had the opportunity of meeting them personally, and it would be great to be able to do so. Dylan Galvin is one such example. Dylan is a member of Prager for us. Hello, Dylan. Pleasure to meet you. Hello. It is an honor meeting you, too. Thank you very much. Tony, you're in San Antonio. Yes, sir, I am. Are you? How old are you? I am 15 years old. You're 15? Yes. That's it? Didn't you think he'd say 22? Yeah, everybody here is shocked. I mean, I'm seeing you, but you also sound mature. Are you mature? Oh, thank you. I mean, I don't know. I know. I put you on the spot. Wow. I'm taking it back. You're 15. So, are you in high school or homeschooled? Well, I am homeschooled, but yeah, I'm in 10th grade. Right. By the way, with me, there are no buts with regard to homeschooled. The fact that you're that mature and that you have this happy countenance about you, those are two characteristics of homeschooled kids. Why don't you make an argument for just a moment before we get to PragerU? How would you make an argument for parents to consider homeschooling their children? Okay, I see. So, homeschooling is just a great way to grow your children and structure them on a firm foundation. And especially now in public school, there's a lot of things going on that make the kids unsure of themselves and make them just not strong. And I believe that homeschooling is just such a great thing because you're basically kind of in this place where you're looking from the outside. So, how do you know what's going on in high schools? Because there's a lot of bad stuff. You're right. How do you know that? Well, my parents are both in high school and also I have a lot of friends that are in high school and they just tell me what's going on and I'm like, whoa, that's way different from what's going on here. Answer the question that a lot of people have that you don't get to relate to people your age because you're homeschooled. Well, could you explain that question further? Sure. I mean, a lot of people fear, oh, my kid is going to be at home all day, won't meet other kids his age like you would at a regular school. How do you answer that? Okay. Well, there are a lot of social alternatives, I guess. I go to a place called Facet. It is a co-op and it is for homeschooled students. And there I talk to everyone in between. So, I have a really good, I guess, I develop social skills a lot better because I'm not in a specific grade where I only speak to kids my age. I also speak to people that are older than me, younger than me, and yes. That is a great answer and I never thought of that. It's such an interesting point because when you're at school, it was certainly true for me. So, if I was, you know, you're 15, so I don't know, let's say, oh, you say 10th grade, exactly, so about sophomore in high school, let's say. That's all I met. My whole world was 15-year-olds. Who met a seven-year-old? Who met a 70-year-old? I mean, except my grandfather, maybe. That was it. Really, that was it. This is such an interesting point and that's abnormal. In history, kids related by definition to every age. So, that's another. And also, you mentioned a co-op. People should not fear if I homeschool my child, I have to teach my child every subject or anything like that. Correct? That's not the case. Is that correct? Yes, that's definitely the case. Yes, that's definitely correct. Yeah, okay. Exactly. We'll be back with Dylan, who's a member of Prager Force. Prager Force goes from about his age to about 25. And there are about 20,000 members around the world. Speaking with a member of Prager Force, 20,000 young people around the world. He's in San Antonio. He's 15 years old and he's a member. How did you discover Dylan Galvin? How did you discover PragerU? Well, my sister, which you actually interviewed on the show before, introduced me to Prager Force when I was about 14. Oh, so that's only a year ago. Yes. So, what did she do? Did she have you watch a video? How did she do it? Well, I believe that she was involved with Prager Force for a while. So, being present in the Zoom calls, joining the Zoom calls, and she told me about it. So, I was like, yeah, sure, why not? It seems like a good place to meet people with the same views as you, to meet people with different views as you. And so, I joined as soon as I could and definitely didn't regret it. So, your introduction was through Prager Force, not through the videos? Yes, not necessarily, but I was always a fan of PragerU. I wasn't aware there was like a... An organization? ...a separate thing like Prager Force. Oh, oh, see, that's great. So, I'll ask you a question that I ask and that you don't expect, I assume. Do you have a favorite PragerU video? So, I've actually been, yes, I've been watching PragerU for a while now and out of all my videos, my favorite one was The Fallen Soldier by Jocko and that one just really stood out to me because I believe that soldiers are very underappreciated and my father is actually a veteran and he's definitely witnessed the sacrifice that a lot of these soldiers make.
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"But aside from climate, it is true. So where do they go? Go to LarryElder.com. Again, as little as $1. And Dennis, let me just make a little complaint about our friends over at Fox News. I'm on Fox News fairly often, but I tell you who's on Fox News almost all the time. Vivek Ramaswamy. I cut on Fox Business. Vivek is there. I cut on Fox in the afternoon. Vivek is there this morning. Vivek is there. I have no problem with him being there. He's a young, talented guy who's got very interesting ideas and a very passionate speaker. However, I have been in Iowa 30 days this year. I've been in New Hampshire eight days, and Vivek and I have been on the same podium speaking the same day three or four times, especially the most important one, which was a GOP Iowa Lincoln Day dinner where 13 candidates spoke, including Donald Trump. Three of us got standing ovations, Donald Trump, Vivek, and me. The other two times I've spoken with Vivek, Trump wasn't there. He and I both got standing ovations. The reaction to both our speeches is equally passionate. For some reason, however, Fox News has him on far more than the Leon. Why do you think that is? I don't know. And more importantly, this morning, Dennis, big article in Fox News about the so-called outsiders, meaning those who are on the bubble about making the debate, and I'm one of them. Paragraph or two about each of us, and it said this about me, Dennis. This is Fox News. Larry Elder is dynamic, talking about issues people care about. He's thought about them. He's very thoughtful and very talented guy. However, he is a full-time broadcaster who still has a full-time job and has not yet made a commitment to run full-time for president and does not spend very much time at all in the early primary states. Are you kidding me? I quit my show on April 20th. I do this full-time. I quit my syndicated column. As you know, I've had a syndicated column since April of 1998. A hundred different outlets. I quit radio. I quit TV. I've been in Iowa 30 times this year, New Hampshire eight times, and Fox News says I'm a full-time broadcaster and I'm handicapped because I won't quit my job. Are you kidding me? I thought it was Fox News. Is anybody doing any news over there? Here is my theory. And obviously, please react. I really don't believe it was animus against you. Oh, I don't think so. I believe it's incompetence. The lack of commitment to accuracy in the media is frightening. They just wrote it down. Yeah. No, I had no inkling that it was animus because I was on Bret Baier a couple of days ago and he referred to me as spending a lot of time in Iowa, stomping in Iowa. So clearly not everybody feels that way. I don't know who wrote it, but for crying out loud. Yeah. No, look. Really? There is a PragerU has been attacked by the Washington Post, New York Times, Vanity Fair today because Florida is allowing teachers to use PragerU videos. So one of the biggest outlets, I just don't remember. I can't keep it in my memory. There are so many. They just make up lies. They said the PragerU video on slavery denies that slavery was the major cause of the civil war. The entire video, the whole thesis is slavery was the cause of the civil war. I was just on a show called Charlamagne the God. He's the guy whose whole show, Joe Biden came on and he told, Joe Biden told Charlamagne the God, quote, ain't really black, close quote. If you don't know whether or not you want to vote for me, vote for Donald Trump. I'm on that guy's show. I was supposed to be on for a half hour. I was level of ignorance. It's breathtaking. It was three against one. And I'm pointing out this, pointing out that. Had no clue. And he tried to attack Republicans in Florida for quote, saying there were good things about slavery. It's one line in 127 page course. Same line, by the way, that was the advanced placement African-American course that Sanders did not like. Same exact line. Nobody had a problem with it then. But now it's in the courses that Florida has agreed to use. And all of a sudden it's endorsing slavery. And I said, this is a party, Democratic party, party of slavery, party of Jim Crow, the party that founded the KKK, the party of Dred Scott, the party of the Southern Manifesto, the party that voted less for the civil rights act of 64 than did Democrats. The party that has. Republicans. Then Republicans, sorry. The party that has with the welfare state destroyed the nuclear intact family, the party that opposed the school choice. And they have the nerve to lecture us about things like slavery. I mean, the Democratic party has done a marvelous job in brainwashing people and convincing them that they in the war on social justice and inequity, whatever that means, wear the white hat and our side wears the black hat. Stunning. By the way, are you even allowed to say white hat and black hat anymore? Well, you heard what Donald Trump said. Donald Trump said that in Georgia they were election riggers. And he was criticized for using the word rigger by Al Sharpton because it rhymes with you know what. Al Sharpton is the guy that referred to the then black mayor of New York as an N word whore. Al Sharpton is a guy, of course, who made his bones by falsely accusing a white man of raping Tawana Brawley. Al Sharpton was in the midst of the 1991 Crown Heights riots that one Jewish leader in New York referred to as the most serious pogrom in history of America. And we're getting a lecture on civility from Al Sharpton. Stunning.
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"There is no one, I don't think in America, forget in the Republican Party, there is no one who can articulate certain issues as well as Larry can. To have him up there will have a deep impact on everyone who hears the debate. I'm not saying this to be complimentary to Larry. I'm saying this because it is true. So here's the story, my friends, and you'll fill in the details, Larry. In fact, fill in one detail immediately. I always forget. What is the minimum number of contributors to a campaign to qualify to go on that stage? 40,000 individual donors and the amount is not important. The amount can be as small as $1. What's important is that they be 40,000 individuals and I need 200 donors from 20 different states. That part we've already qualified for. I'm a little short of the 40,000, maybe short of about 5,000. Given the power of your show and given your endorsement, at least for me getting up there on the debate stage, I'm confident by the end of this show, certainly by the end of the day, I'll be at that additional 5,000. So you have in your power by dear listeners to ensure that Larry Elder is on the debate stage. I have the chills when I say that. If I know that my listeners made it possible, I'm telling you, I'm all chilled over, Larry. Partially the room is 68 degrees. It's chilly in here. I was going to complain about that. My ice cream isn't even healthy.
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"A reminder, I have a book on happiness called Happiness is a Serious Problem. It has affected a lot of people. I suggest you read it. I don't know why you would like the happiness hour and not read it, but that's a separate issue. I don't care even if you get a used copy. I'd like you to buy a new copy, but I'd rather you read a used copy than not read it. That's as honest as I can get, because it's honest. Today's topic is one I've never addressed. I've addressed the self-esteem movement and the pumping up of people's ego for no reason, having a disastrous effect even on their happiness, certainly on their moral nature. But this is also a very big problem. People who don't know their worth, their intelligence, their looks, their personality, their contribution to others lives. I mean, it's just so many arenas. So the question is raised, for example, with women's looks. How many attractive women don't know it? It could be because of the way they were raised. It could be because of their nature, but it could also be because, well, social media were mentioned, but it's not just social media. I think as soon as photography was invented, I've often thought that the average human being sees more extremely beautiful women in a day or certainly in a week than most people did in their lifetimes because of photography and then movies and then social media. And so women then compare themselves to these women who at their prime of beauty, have perfect lighting, perfect clothing, perfect hairdo, perfect makeup. And it's a big mistake. I've seen on the internet. I've seen it mentioned. I haven't actually. No, no, I think I did go there once. Not that I think of it. Yeah. Some, you know, what is it called? Clickbait. A clickbait came up. See Hollywood stars with no makeup or something like that. Have you seen that, Sean? Yeah. So every woman should see that. It's absolutely worth a visit. Okie dokie. Let's see here. Hudson, Wisconsin and Maria. Hello. Hi Dennis. Thank you so much for taking my call. I really appreciate your wisdom. A couple years ago you came out to Hudson. My husband and I brought you out and it was a memorable time. My comment is people have low thoughts of themselves because they don't pray to a God who made them. They don't have a God that made them in his amazing image who's invisible like you've told us from your books. But I think that's a serious root cause. And the other thing that you've taught me is that if you don't do anything to accomplish, you're not going to have self-esteem just because you even look good or just because you can run fast. Yes. Listen, first of all, thank you again, Maria. It's great to hear from you. So as all of you should know, I have a passionate commitment to truth. I have to analyze that. Do people who believe that they are created in God's image, do they have a higher sense of self-worth? Yes. There are so many people I know who believe that and yet it has not positively affected, or maybe it has, but not enough. And there are so many people who don't believe that, who walk around thinking that they're the greatest thing since sliced bread. So it's a very interesting question that you raised. Thank you. Hi everybody. Happiness hour, second hour every week. I have lamented the unearned self-esteem that so many people have just damaged them, damaged their relationships, damaged the moral fabric of society. But I am talking today about people who think too lowly of themselves. And there's got to be a happy medium. There is a happy medium. And it is to be honest. Which is tough to be honest about oneself. I have done good. I have touched lives. I do have this ability. I don't have that ability. I could be better. All of these are competing, it appears, with one another in the human brain. Okay. Let's see here. Glendale, Arizona. And Suzanne, hello. Hello, sir. This is Suzanne. How are you? Well, thank you. Thank you. So I was calling to comment. I was like classic middle child. It always reminds me of Fredo from The Godfather. I'm smart. I can do things. So I was always told as a child that I wasn't the smartest one. My brother was really smart. And it took me a while to really grasp what I can do with my life. And I know I'm good now. I know I'm smart and I do my job well. But there's always that little thing in the back of my mind that says, eh, maybe you're not that smart. So it's a difficult balance. And my brother, who was told that he was smart, we're from an Italian family. And he was the first born boy carrying on the family name. And he was always told that he was wonderful and great. And God bless him. He works really hard and he is wonderful and great. But I'm good too, I feel. I am curious. You mentioned it's an Italian family. So what does the Italian aspect have to do with this? What you said, that the first born boy is special? Yeah, he carries on the family name. Right. Okay. So you said you were a middle child. Is your younger sibling a boy? No, a girl. And was she as troubled by low self-esteem as you were? I don't know. I don't think so. Because she was the baby, you know. So they, okay. So that's why you mentioned middle child, which is, I don't know how accurate it is. I'm just saying, I've heard about it a great deal. So they actually said to you, your brother is smarter than you? Yes, because he always got really good grades in school. I was more of a CB student because it Are you married? I am. I am. I'm happily married with three wonderful children. Sounds like it worked out. It did. I've been doing my job for 20 years and if I'm not good at it right now, by now. Yeah, well we won't tell your employer. You've certainly fooled your employer for 20 years. Thank you. That was a great call. I love how open you folks are with me. So it's interesting. My brother, my older brother, six years older, was far, far, far, far, far, far more academically successful than me. He was valedictorian or salutatorian. He was the captain of the basketball team. He was the president of the school general assembly, whatever it was called. He was the editor of the school newspaper. He was like perfect. He was a great athlete. I was none of those things. But it's interesting. My parents never said he was smarter. I didn't have to grapple with that. What they said was, you don't get good grades because you're lazy. And they were right. There's no question about it. I had no desire to do schoolwork and I didn't. But I was never told that. That might have been a very, very big deal. If your parents say you're not smart or other negative things, well I mean it's negative if they say you're lazy, but that's a moral characteristic. Let's put it this way. If you're not smart, there's nothing you can do about it. If they say you're not good-looking, there's nothing you can do about it. If you're lazy, there is something you can do about it. So there's a very big difference in being criticized for an immutable characteristic or being criticized for a mutable characteristic. What's the immutable that is most painful? I've told you the story. I'll tell it again very briefly. I was very close to a woman, about 10 years younger than me, who worked for me for a number of years. I would say for me and with me, but it doesn't matter. And this was in the days when you could actually say complimentary things to a female without being arrested. So I once actually very kindly sat there. As I said, we were quite close. I said, I want you to know she was wearing a skirt at some event. And I said, you know, you have really nice legs. And as I've recounted this often, she actually welled up in tears, which struck me obviously as odd. Why are you crying? I said, because I don't believe you. My older brothers said that my legs looked like tree stumps. That's why I added siblings, not just parents. That stayed with her. She really thought she had legs that looked like tree stumps. She had very attractive legs. So that's a bad thing when that happens. I get it. All right, let's see here. Okay, well, we're coming to a break. We'll continue to have an accurate assessment of oneself. It's apparently very difficult. Let Dennis be Dennis. I don't think Sean realizes how true Let Dennis be Dennis has been in my life. It was the life-saving attitude my parents finally adopted. And from that day, I've been happy. It's its own subject. It's fascinating. Hi, everybody. This is the hour you set the agenda. Whatever's on your mind about you, about me, about life, about death, about fountain pens, audio equipment, photography, cigars. The sexual behavior of aardvarks in Guatemala. That'll do it. That'll do it. That will do it. Classical music. Yes, sir. This man is running for president and I got him to say that. Do you understand, folks, my impact on people? I could make the most serious person sound silly. Well, impact on people. I mean, you're talking about Larry Elder, without whom you, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be on radio. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have run for a governor of California. So you've had a bit of an impact on Larry Elder's life, yes. If I have, thank you. If. Okay, that I have. I thank you for noting. And I always say to you, it was my contribution to America. Okay. Just so to return. Well, you used to say it was your greatest contribution and then until Prager University came along and now you say those two are your greatest contribution. So I'm a little jealous that I've been knocked off the throne a little bit. Or I kind of share the throne with Prager U. Larry Elder is running for president and I'm going to take your calls on every subject shortly, but this is extremely serious. It does not matter. This is a very important point. It does not matter who you prefer be the Republican nominee. What is essential is to get Larry Elder on the debate stage, of the Republican debate stage.
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"I don't know what stops them. I have a theory on this. One thing that stops them is upbringing. They may have been so put down by their parents or even older siblings that they cannot believe that they are not that awful. The other is nature. Never ever ever ever minimize the power of your own nature. I'm talking about human nature. I'm talking about your nature. Some people just have a nature of self-criticism that is relentless. It's great to be self-critical. Great. But not when it exceeds the bounds of reality. One obvious example is a lot of women and their looks. A lot of attractive women, including young women, don't believe they're attractive. If you tell them they are, they think you're being kind. They don't think you're being accurate. There's an old cartoon of a husband and wife how each of them sees themselves in the mirror. Husband looks at the mirror and he sees a body builder. The woman who's really perfectly put together looks and sees just a whole series of flaws. That's why the answer to this is to be real. The power of emotions is such and the power of psychology is such that it's hard for people to be real. To have a realistic view of themselves. Their worth, on the one hand, if they just put themselves down in the other direction, if they think that God's gift to humanity. 1-8 Prager 776 Hey there everybody, Dennis Prager of the Happiness Hour. And I am surrounded by utterly despondent people. It's a tough hour to do. I have to deal with Sean who spends a good part of the show every day weeping. I look at him and I think, how can I go on? But we do. We prevail here. Happiness Hour is so important. Happiness is the key, a key, maybe the key. Because you can't be happy if you're not grateful and grateful people are also good people. As I have said repeatedly, in American universities you get a BA in Ingratitude, you get a Master's in Ingratitude, and you get a Doctorate in Ingratitude. The luckiest people in the world live in countries like the United States. And all they do is crap on the country. It's a sick crowd. Alright, today my subject is people who think too lowly of themselves. Either because it's their nature, which is I believe a factor in many cases, or because it has been induced, or both, but been induced by let's say parents who put them down and they have carried it through their lives. Alright, let's see what you have to say. Wheaton, Illinois. Tom, hello. Dennis, what a privilege. Thank you. I love you so much. Thank you. Almost every topic that you talk about on your wonderful show flows out of this dynamic. Good. Having been the most fully loved and appropriately loved person, I think on the planet, okay maybe other than you, it's easy to recognize those who are love starved. And when they grow not able to recognize their true accurate God breathed significance, it's hard for them to do significant things and it's hard for them to see others as significant. So a lot of it happens in the early years, you know, and for reasons we don't need to get into. I was just so beautifully loved by my mom, especially my mom, but also my dad and so many others. So I appreciate you talking about this and if there was a wand I could wave that would help everyone understand their just incredible significance, I would, but it's kind of one person at a time. Yep, thank you. So I have a few comments. First, and this is meant with not only no disrespect, but vis-a-vis my caller, but actually I have immense gratitude. I was not particularly loved as a kid. And I only say it because I don't want people to imagine this idyllic life that I led. And that's why I am who I am, etc. I was quite unhappy till the age of 14 as it happens, with some islands of happiness. But I was certainly not abused in any way. I mean, God forbid anybody should even think that. My parents were wrapped up in each other in terms of emotional expression. I was not the recipient of that love. I was recipient of stability. I was the recipient of moral guidance. And that's a big deal, stability and moral guidance. I think what has happened, the call makes me think about this, since a lot of people feel that they were love starved, as he put it. What they decided to do is to love flood their children. What we have today is a staggering number of spoiled people. We have it of a lot of love in many cases. And then they raise children more than the self-esteem movement, which was a farce. And no question has done more harm than good. As I tell parents who say to me, or soon to be parents who ask me for advice on raising children, I basically say, self-control is far more important than self-esteem. Because you have to earn self-esteem. So look, in life, the middle road is by far the hardest one to travel. Too much love, too little love. The extreme is by far the norm for the human being. Psychologically, politically, morally, people who are not at the extreme are considered traitors to the cause. This is the norm in human life. So the question is, can you have a realistic view of yourself? The most obvious interesting is women's looks. There are so many good-looking women and they don't know it. They don't know it when they're young, they don't know it in middle age, they don't know it. And I don't know what stops them. Maybe it's built into many women. Part of the charm, by the way, in a woman for a man is if she does think she's adorable. It actually helps make her more adorable, ironically. Obviously, given that she is. An accurate assessment of yourself may be a very difficult thing. Maybe we're talking about something that is quite elusive in the human condition. To know my worth and not to overblow myself into self-importance. It's a very good place to be, by the way, where you know your worth and not more than that. As a contractor, I choose Hardy fiber cement because I've seen it outperform wood-based siding and other hard siding materials. The high quality craftsmanship translates into beautiful and durable results that leave our customers at G-Fidel extremely satisfied. Using Hardy siding has significantly reduced my callbacks and warranty claims too. At James Hardy, we're here to support you from training materials to resources that can help you generate a greater profit. Learn more about growing your business with us at jameshardy.com. Hello, everybody. The happiness hour every Friday, the second hour of the Dennis Prager show.
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"That's it. Here we go. It's the happy, happy, happy, happy hour. Yes, it is. Hey, everybody, the happiness hour every week. Every Friday, the second hour come hell or high water. Floods, lice, smiting of the firstborn. We still have a happiness hour because the happy make the world better than the unhappy. Make it worse. That's why we have the happy, happy, happy hour. That's why we have the happy, happy hour. Pretty good today. Hey, those are the original lyrics, by the way. Just thought you should know. Here's looking at you, Mike. You're all wondering. Mike knows who I'm thinking about. I have a topic today that I have never since 1999 brought to your attention on the happiness hour. It's not even a subject in my happiness book. Happiness is a serious problem. I have become aware of an affliction that really prevents a lot of people from being happier. It is the opposite of the problem of people who think too highly of themselves. The people who are filled with self-esteem for no good reason, which I have addressed on a number of occasions. I don't think on the happiness hour, but elsewhere. But there are a lot of people who are afflicted with lower self-esteem than they should have. How do you like that, Sean? Never addressed this issue. Isn't that interesting? I don't know which is more prevalent, the people who think too highly of themselves or the people who don't think well enough of themselves that they deserve. I don't know which group is larger. It doesn't matter. They're both large. It's very interesting how difficult it is for people to have a realistic view of themselves. I wonder why that is. I don't know. So Sean in my earphones said, social media are certainly not helping. You mean they're lowering a lot of young people's self-esteem because they see images of greater achievement and people project. Yes, that was my point. People project the perfect family life, the perfect body, the perfect everything. Is that right? Is that clear? Well, I would only argue I agree with that 100%. Not even 99.6%. 100%. But of course, as everyone knows, this problem of not knowing your worth predates social media by about 4,000 years. But it's been exponentially exacerbated, he says. I'm sure you're right. I'm not particularly privy to it. So I'll give you a number of examples and then I'd obviously like to hear from you. If this is an issue for you or your spouse or your children or whomever. So I am privy to a number of people's lives. If you're in my life, you open up. This is because I open up. I open up on the air, as Joel Alpersen has said on a number of occasions. This is something to the effect that I say more things openly about myself to millions of people than most people do to friends. He's also said, Dennis has more fun in an elevator than most people do in an entire day. He has a lot of accurate assessments of my life. He is the producer. I am the writer. He is the producer of the Rational Bible. He has really devoted a decade of his life to making it possible. It's called the Alpersen Edition for that reason. So people open up to me and here are some examples that I have to believe are pretty common. So a number of people in my life who do great work and they're just hard on themselves. Now you see hard on yourself is a very interesting phrase. Hard on yourself is a good thing but irrationally hard in your assessment of yourself is not a good thing. I'm a big fan of reason. That's why I called my Bible commentary the Rational Bible. It's a very hard thing to make a good world. You need God and reason. God without reason is fanaticism and reason without God is chaos. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. By the way, I do smoke a pipe and I have put it in my pipe and I have smoked it. It's quite a combination. Reason and God along with Burley and Virginia tobacco. It's delicious. So hard on yourself, for example, if you work out you're hard on yourself, right? That's not what we mean by, it's not what I'm talking about, not what we mean when I'm saying people are overly hard on themselves. They're overly hard in their assessment of themselves. It's a Wonderful Life is one of the greatest movies ever made because in the largest sense of the word that's what it is about. Do you understand the good that you have done with your life? By the way, a lot of people have not just for the record. It's fascinating that so many of the people who have done, who have a net negative on the planet on society think they're terrific. This is truly a double-edged problem not for the same people but it is a problem in both directions. The people who think too highly of themselves and the people who don't think highly enough about themselves. They can't appreciate their worth.
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"My oath as a therapist is to help you, not go along with self-hurt. If everyone said that, overwhelmingly, we would not have the horror that we now have. But instead, there is a percentage of therapists that say, oh, of course you're a boy. Let's get you started on hormone blockers. You don't think it would be fair to a child who says that she is a boy or he is a girl to see a video of—and there are so many of them—of a detransitioner, of a young person who believes that it was the worst possible decision he or she could make? Who regrets the day a therapist went along with a charade? Is that not a fair thing to do to a child? Let them hear from someone who did what they're thinking of doing? People ask why you vote Republican, just raise the transgender issue. The mutilation of children is a policy of the Democratic Party. The destruction of the notion that humans are male or female is a Democratic Party position. If you don't understand how serious that is, please know they do. They do. Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Western civ has got to go. There is a civilization that developed and that elevated the human condition. The individual became sacred, that gradually outlawed almost all of the horrific practices of the world like slavery. Undoing it is to usher in a world of such darkness as to be inconceivable to people. But for those who believe that there's no culture better than another—in fact, the West may be worse in their perverted view of life—this is not an issue. It has nothing to do with the fact that PragerU is Fundraising Month, that I am bringing to you news about PragerU. It's a national issue at this time, truly national. I can't think of a major newspaper, news outlet, or media site that has not attacked PragerU in the last month because the state of Florida has announced that it will allow PragerU videos in classrooms. It doesn't mandate it. You don't have to show it. They hate us because we're so effective. They acknowledge it, so they lie about us. We've put out, let's see, 605 minute and I don't know how many hours of children's work as well. It's very effective. It's wholesome. It doesn't teach that America stinks. That's what they most hate, that we don't teach that America stinks. The Left is sick. But the Left is the New York Times and Washington Post and NBC and ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, and your universities and Vanity Fair, and of course the official left-wing places. Vanity Fair is the latest. PragerU coming to a public school near you? Not an accredited teaching institution like that matters. What does it mean, an accredited teaching institution? You must be accredited to teach? Do you have to be accredited to publish a newspaper? Is the New York Times accredited? What does it mean? Was Aristotle accredited? Was Maimonides accredited? I don't even understand why that disqualifies you. Of course it doesn't disqualify you. It disqualifies PragerU, even though we announce it on every page of PragerU's material on the internet. We're not accredited. That's correct. We're proud of it. Because with accreditation comes sick, sick, sick, sick, sick stuff at your local university where there's a very good chance, and has been for decades, that your child will come out a worse human being, less kind, less intellectual, less knowledgeable, less decent as a result of the accredited institution your child went to. Okay, not an accredited teaching institution. PragerU just saw the right-wing curriculum approved, its right-wing curriculum approved for use in Florida. Two other states are considering the same, which one historian sees as a way, quote, to replace American history with propaganda and indoctrination. For the left to accuse us of indoctrination and propaganda? For the left to do that? The people who teach kids that there's no such thing as male and female, it's subjective? Who teach kids that America is systemically racist? That race is an important factor in human life? That all whites are racist and they are accusing us of indoctrination? Anything that opposes the left is indoctrination. It's a big article in Vanity Fair.
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"Just in the realm of the damage to children and to the whole concept of there being a man and a woman on earth. Egg? Egg producers? Do you really want mothers reduced to egg producer? You know what's interesting? We wouldn't do it with an animal, right? You would even say, he would say, oh look here at the zoo there's this gorilla, that's his mother over there, and there's the father. You wouldn't say there's the egg producer and there's the sperm producer who think you're the human beings. Because Rachel Levine is a lost soul. A man till the age of 53 and then divorced his wife. Imagine that was children thing. Or her children. His, her. I'll do that. At 53, that is a woman. Is there even an eensy teensy beansy bit of selfishness there? Is there anyone who is aware of Rachel Levine who immediately thinks, oh this is a woman? It's not to insult Rachel Levine. It's, it's, I, I can't be asked to play with language like the left is asking me. Rachel Levine, the sperm producer. Nobody talks about the effect on the, on the, why, imagine you're, you're a woman. They divorced. That's, it's a shock, isn't it? He was confirmed by the Senate in 2021 and then named one of USA Today's Women of the Year in 2022. The people at USA don't believe that this is a woman. They believe that this is a vehicle to destroy Western civilization as we have known it. This is one of the key components of our civilization. That God created the human being male and female. And as I have pointed out, on a thousand occasions, only secular people say men give birth. For those of you who don't think God and the Bible are necessary, just thought you might want to reflect on that. The people who think they're both unnecessary are the most unlikely to say father or mother. Here's another democratic story, democratic party story on this issue when something I have never believed and believe less now than ever. Republicans in North Carolina overturned a series of last-ditch vetoes from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper to enact a sweeping overhaul of state laws governing gender reassignment procedures for minors. Does Republican or Democrat matter in North Carolina? My dear friends, under the newly passed legislation, medical practitioners in the state will no longer be allowed to administer puberty blockers, hormone therapies, or conduct surgical interventions on minors apart from those who began such treatments before August 1st. Moreover, all state funding for such procedures will be blocked. I assure you that if every kid, every girl at 8 or 10 or 12—and I'm not stopping there, just start there—who went to a therapist and said, I'm a boy, and the therapist said, you have issues and I would love to try to help you. You are not a boy. If every single therapist told the truth and didn't screw around with kids—my anger at these therapists is so deep, so deep—if everyone said, I'm sorry, if you don't want to see me anymore because I won't live the lie that you are a boy, I will help you because there are other issues in your life and you think that ruining your future with these hormones, with these hormone blockers and, God forbid, surgery will help you, I will not go along with that.
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"Hello everybody. Welcome to The Dennis Prager Show on this Friday. It's already Friday. Life goes by by the week, as you know my theory. I'm silent because it's one of those moments, and I have them periodically, where I have to control myself. I'm being very open with you because what I want to say would not be permitted on free radio. It would be permitted. I still wouldn't say it because it's not my nature to speak that way aloud, but nevertheless. Mothers or Egg Producers from National Review. Egg Producers. Top HHS official, Rachel Levine, praises clinic for gender affirming language. This is all because of Joe Biden. It's very important that that be understood, but it doesn't matter. He's a Democrat, and therefore, it's a non-issue. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, and Joe Biden's assistant secretary of health. The assistant secretary of health is Rachel Levine, a man who says he is a woman, and we honor by saying transgender woman. I don't believe that you can change your sex any more than you can change your species or your race. Nevertheless, that is what we have to believe today. She's the assistant secretary of health, visited what Levine called an inspiring Alaska gender clinic that refers to mothers as egg producers. Wow. The New York Times supports this. I don't know of a university in the country outside of a Hillsdale or a handful of Christian colleges and only a handful of Christian colleges. A number of so-called Christian colleges that are woke. Woke meaning destroyers of Western civilization. That's what woke means. You are destroying civilization if you cease to use the term mother and say egg producer. Identity Alaska is an Anchorage nonprofit and health care clinic that aims to, quote, advance Alaska's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, two-spirited, plus community. You know what two-spirited is? I know this because 25 years ago I wrote a 17,000 word essay on homosexuality and the Bible. A rewritten and updated version of that will enter my Leviticus commentary, the fifth of the five books when it comes out. God willing, in two years I'm finishing the book of Numbers. The Hebrew name for the book is much sexier in the wilderness. It's a little more exciting than Numbers, which reminds me many, many more of you got my Genesis and Exodus than my Deuteronomy book. But if you found those meaningful, there is as much meaningful commentary and explanation of the biblical text in the Deuteronomy book that I wrote of the rational Bible as in Genesis and Exodus. And I ask you to please get it and give it as a gift. That's also great. This is the most important work I believe that I've ever done. My Bible commentary, the rational Bible and Deuteronomy is the latest volume to come out, the fifth of the five books. Thank you. Levine thanked the, oh, so two-spirit. Yeah, I was explaining two-spirited. Native Americans, some of the tribes or nations, if you will, in North America did in fact affirm people of both sexes. In other words, people who would identify as two-spirits, male and female. I'm not sure that that is an idea that we wish to emulate. Civilization that did make a division between male and female seems to have advanced further. But you're not allowed to say that Western civilization advanced further than indigenous peoples' civilization, which almost in no case had an alphabet. It's called white supremacy as if it has anything to do with color. When you cannot say that a culture is better, then that means that there is no better culture. That is an obvious statement. It's almost silly to say. But is that true? No culture is better? A culture, everybody knows that a liberal democracy is a superior culture to fascism or Nazism or communism. Well, not communism. The left would not go so far as to say that. Liberals would. Levine visits many gender clinics and often lauds gender-affirming care as life-saving. The health official has promised that medical transitions for minors has the Biden administration's full support. And yet people so hate Donald Trump that they would vote to ruin children's lives, ruin language, ruin the human condition, rather than have Donald Trump or, and let's be honest, pretty much any Republican. What was I reading yesterday? I read a lot so I don't remember the source. Where the author was noting that George W. Bush was hated virtually as much as Donald Trump. What a Republican doesn't the left hate? Mitt Romney? That may well be so. But there are very few. You, the children that you serve, the young people that you serve, their families, and you all have support at the highest levels of the federal government. Levine said at an event in March, President Biden supports you. I, as the assistant secretary of health, will support you. And I talk about this topic everywhere I go to get the word out. That's what Rachel Levine does. Correct. Talk about this everywhere. You know how demeaning that is to refer to women in this way? Egg producers? Egg producers. And you know what your Democrat voting relative would say if you said to him or her that this is what the Biden administration supports? Remaming mothers egg producers? They'd say, ah, that's ridiculous. Okay, so that's silly. And that's it. That's silly. What threatens the civilization is Donald Trump not renaming mothers egg producers. Identity Alaska publishes resources that recommend replacing the word mother with egg producer or carrier. Egg carrier. Is it egg carrier or just carrier? No, it's got to be egg carrier because it's not carrier of a baby. Because men can carry babies. So it's got to be egg. The terms gestational parent or birth parent are also good words to de-gender language the clinic mentions. Gestational parent. Wow. GP. Let's just say GP. Are you the GP? Much of the clinic's guidance comes from gender inclusive biology, a curriculum guide that seeks to adapt existing language and existing biology to grow a gender inclusive curriculum. Gender inclusive. So you have your choice. Is this the greater threat? What's done being done to children and the rewording of language to de-gender a mother or Donald Trump? Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. He didn't stop at the pillow. Mike also created the Giza dream bed sheets. These sheets look and feel great, which means an even better night's sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Mike found the world's best cotton called Giza. It's ultra soft and breathable, but extremely durable. Mike's latest deal is the sale of the year for a limited time. You'll receive 50% off the Giza dream sheets, marking prices down as low as $29.98 depending on the size. Go to my pillow.com. Click on the radio podcasts square and use the promo code prager. 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"producer" Discussed on Decibel Geek Podcast
"It to us. Good is he gives us max norman. In a classic zone. I would absolutely be a first day buyer for an ozzy record with maximum producing. I would be. I would love to hear that. Oh yeah that's a great idea in. Actually the ordinary man record kind of grew on me over time i i. It's not i. I think people were kind of blowing that one out of proportion for how bad it well. Yeah the the the the low lights are low but there were some decent songs on that record. I thought i don't know if you stand up is collection. I think its way towards the bottom for sure. I liked it better than some of the other more. Modern releases put out. Yeah i thought it was more interesting than some of the gus g material it had its moments and it had some good songs but it also had elton john and post malone. I liked that. He took a few more chances..
"producer" Discussed on Decibel Geek Podcast
"But when i think about could it have been better with a different producer. I'm gonna say would have In nineteen eighty else. Cooper kind of started what was known as the blackout era and Put out flush the fashion produced by roy. Thomas baker who was kinda hot on the heels of working with queen the cars and kinda. Had you know this kind of thin pop ish. You know style of doing albums and he definitely brought that to this one. And i think it was an intentional decision for alice to pick him as the producer of this because he wanted to compete with punk new wave which yes. That was the ethos of that of those genres was to basically strip everything down to nothing. And i do love songs on this record. Don't get me wrong. I think pain and clones like two of the best songs ever did sure. Rim facts is an awesome song Even like model citizen yes. Aspirin damages goofiest fuck. But i love it but it's a it's a great record so don't get me wrong about that. This is an album where i wish bob. Azran was still on board and would have brought his production value to this album because he knew how to beef up guitars. And and make cordell passages more powerful and and there's enough dramatic stuff on here on this album too especially with. Could you imagine bob. As producing pain sounded really cool. And i i just think it's It's one of those. Things weren't hindsight. I'd like to hear what would have done with it for the time it came out. It's it's perfect for what it is. Because he was trying to do that. Whole new wave. Punkish thing but to me. I'd love to hear bob azran. Remix this record himself and kind of beef up everything and do a modern version of it. That's pretty interesting. Because i think the blackout era around here amongst us is kind of revered. We like those albums from that weird period of alice cooper's career and when we originally talked about doing this i actually pick ten and didn't realize we're picking five and i did have alice cooper on there and but instead of that one i went with special forces but same thing i wanted to come back and do special forces because i kind of like flush the fashion the way it is. You know i like that. That's what he was going for. And i think they were able to achieve it because clones is. You know that's a weird album but it's not by far it's not the worst album of the blackout era. And i think i think special forces is one of the worst things alice cooper. Ever come out with so. I think that's the one bob israel comes back and fixes but i don't necessarily disagree with yours either because i think in that blackout era as we seen because i think the last thing bob done with them was what. Welcome to my nightmare. No wa- was it lace and whiskey whiskey right..
"producer" Discussed on Decibel Geek Podcast
"So why do you drop martin birch and say well. We'll we'll just do a bunch of fucking cocaine and do this ourselves. That's not good Probably martin birch may be said to them. So you guys who were think. Maybe you do too many drugs. You're out of your mate. I dunno although i did read started doing some reading up on. Because i'm not like super schooled on the background on this. But apparently they wanted to do this as a like a supergroup and not call it black savvas and dardenne the manager insisted they use that name game we call it deep purple. No right then we're calling its sabbath and that's final. And then apparently they had considered robert plant and david coverdale before settling on gillan. Wow and they would they of done. It probably not. It's real easy to say well. Yeah we'd like robert plant coming here and sing on this album. I can't see robert plant. Doing it covered elmont saturday. I don't know but and then they also had an audition tape from michael bolton when they were making this record. Wow yeah how crazy would that have been. It could've gone very different ways but to me. I think you know martin birch with you know his track record and his history was sabbath already. I think he would have been a great producer for this and it would have given it a better shot but Not my favorite record by what a love to hear what he could have done with it. you don't want i'm not going to disagree with that and i'm i'm not. Nearly the hater of that album is you are but some of the stuff you say is valid. You know as far as the tone and you know the the overall sound the kind of the strangeness of the drums on the album. I think the songs are great. And i'm a fan of ian gillan. So i dig it you know i. I've always liked that album. And really if you think about it it makes sense where that would have been more of. It's not really sabbath. You know to me. That's when i think of black sabbath you know. Obviously think ozzy anything deal. And they think tony martin and you think of like the one off guys you know and andean was one of them but if you're the lead singer deep purple than anything you perform on sounds like deep purple. You can't take the deep purple out of ian gillan so it's not sabbath. It's not deep purple at something weird. In between where. I think martin birch could gave it more of classic sabbath sound know the heaviness the crunchiness of it the songs were there ian gillan things like motherfucker on it. And i like that but yeah. The production is a little allegory with that..
"producer" Discussed on Decibel Geek Podcast
"Grayson kevin's on fire. Scott crouch and as always the mover food. Or that's right. Those are our favorite people in the whole. Dang world right there if you want to become an honorary geek of the week and hear your name. Read on next week's episode. All you gotta do is what these fine people did. They found the original tweet on twitter. They found original posts on facebook. They shared it. They re tweeted it either. One both whichever we also got instagram. You can check that out too there. There's some really bad ass photos on there right now of ugly kid. Joe's return to united states and judas priest was there to the un metal mica the two people in america. That would put it that way. Yeah and metal. Mike was there my hero and he was right down in the front taken pitchers man. So if you want to see those photos get self over to desktop geek on instagram. Because i don't know how many of those photos are out there. But i do know out of the ones that are middle makes got the best. I took the best photo. So check those out on instagram. Thank you to everybody. that's sports. this show gets out and shares. It retweets it or geeks the week. Thank you to everybody that donated to help rock and ron's family man. We started out with the goal of five thousand at last check. That thing was over nine grand. You guys brought a deep and really made it count. We're so proud of you part of that and so happy to be able to help out ron's family. I know it would mean the world to him so thank you to everybody. That's done that. Yeah absolutely thanks for doing that. That's let's try to get it over ten thousand to kind of drive the point home and get that double what the goal was and Yet dawn reached out and and you know she appreciates everyone of you. That's donated to that cause and it's going to help them a lot as they try to move forward through this and as you can imagine medical bills for cancer or not good and It's it's going to help them. a lot..
"producer" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America
"And your company. That is what managing means improve lease. Please please please please ladies. We have to get out of the mindset that our good work will speak for itself. It won't your work doesn't talk you do so. Your work cannot speak for you. And i know that's counter intuitive to what we've been told year in and year out and from our parents and grandparents and all that stuff just wear card baby just we're called no yes work hard but you have to speak in ways that get your work noticed and you do that by managing up and yes the burden is on you to find ways to communicate with your manager now when we come back from the break we're gonna talk about. What type of manager do you have how to identify this person by how they operate so stay tuned. We'll be right back. We're hey listen so we talked about in the first segment. Why managing up is important so important to you important to your health importance here career and it's on you to do got it check now. What kind of manager do you have. So listen there's this great. Hp article that breaks down nine different types of managers. And it is important for you to understand. Again i will be linking all of this in the show notes. It behooves you to go and read all this stuff and you will find tips for each one of these managers. So i'm not gonna break this all down if you want me to help you figure out your specific strategy you know you can always hit me up. Ask a ba dot com and email me or go to truly dot com slash. Coaching schedule..
"producer" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It. That is the producer Charles de King. It's also the next installment of the Portrait series on Bloomberg. Quick Take and behind that portrait series. Bloomberg Quick. Take chief correspondent Jason Kelly. Of course, my old partner in crime, He joins me on the Axis line in Sleepy Hollow. This is so on brand for you the type of things you're interested in and tell us that you know, Jason specifically why you wanted to sit down with him. Well, Hi, Carol. Hi to be with you have to be pre fourth of July. Um, you know, it's interesting. First of all, it was so amazing to actually sit down with you and I got to go. And spend some time with Charles at his home in Los Angeles. Then we actually took a little road trip to another part of Beverly Hills and stood outside his first office at W. M. E. William Morris and Associates. Where he started in the mailroom. You know, this is a guy who grew up in Decatur, Georgia, went to Vanderbilt went to Howard got a law degree. And the reason I wanted to tell the story to actually answer your question is because I think we have spent a lot of time. Collectively thinking about representation on screen and I wanted to look at representation behind the camera and most importantly and you and I've been doing this for a long time. Following the money who's holding the purse strings? And the answer? Charles King? Well, that is why How did he get there, though? How difficult was that process? You know, it was an interesting process because it goes back to actually him being a kid. And seeing this is going to be a little bit of a throwback forever. You and me, remember l a law Never. Blair under the Blair Underwood character? Yes. He basically watched l a law as a kid and said, Hold on. There is a black lawyer. That guy looks like me. I could do that He goes to law school. And But even when he was at Vanderbilt as an undergrad, he sort of got bit by the entertainment bug. And so he knew he wanted to be in that business, and someone eventually said to him. Look, you would make a great agent. Why don't you head out? And you know that the way you have to start in the business is literally in the mail room. You start in the mail room that he become an assistant. Then you become a junior agent. True agent, but he had this meteoric rise there at what is now known as you know, Endeavor. And what he saw was this opportunity to represent literally represent people who weren't being represented. And so he ends up representing Tyler Perry and many others. And then ultimately, he goes out on his own to say, You know what? I want to be the guy putting all of this together, right? And you know, it's interesting. I love what you said about l a lot because Jason how many conversations have you and I had about the importance of having these role models, but the importance of visually being able to see role models, whether it's where you work where you go to school or whether what you're watching up on the big screen or on streaming. Look, you people of all walks of life need to see people like themselves doing things right. And I think What's really important about that, too, is you know a Tyler Perry or an Oprah or a Shonda Rhimes? These are generational talents, right? I mean, these are lightning in a bottle in many ways, and Charles would be the first to say Listen. He's a very talented guy. But there are a lot more opportunities to be an agent or be a producer, or, you know, be somehow involved in that ecosystem, and you can make a huge impact. In the business world and I will tell you in terms of the reaction that I'm getting to this piece. That's one of the things that's really coming back to me. So are things getting better when it comes to Hollywood? How many times have we done stories too about you know, it's a very white Hollywood He is behind the scenes. He is providing the money or providing the supply chain and infrastructure to get things done that in a more diverse way. Is it getting easier? I think it would you say it is a little bit easier. I mean, look at the results are going to have to speak for themselves. You talked about the historic nature of Judas in the Black Messiah. You know, One of the cool things about this piece was I got to talk about Charles to both. Ted Sarandos, the CEO of Netflix, as well as Ryan Coogler, of course, the director of Black Panther who ended up being another producer on Judas. This was the project that Ryan Cooker said. I've got to do this. He got together with the director Shaka King. They brought Charles King. No relation into the mix. He raised the money. So that was historic, You know, but we are not very far removed from hashtag Oscars so white, we know that, um, the academy is making some movement ultimately. The money does the talking and I think one of the things that is happening is you are seeing that there is not just a domestic audience, but a global audience. All eyes, of course, are going to be on Ryan Cukor's next project. I spoke to him while he was in pre production for like Panther two. Oh, my God, I can't wait either. Hey, where can we find quick take and you're a portrait series. So the Portrait series you can find it on our YouTube channel for Bloomberg. Quick Take. You can also go to Bloomberg dot com slash And you can find it there..
"producer" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America
"That was a huge relief i did not want to be landlord just the market crash when he went to business school and then i sell it. It's just like terrible. But i hold it and like that was a huge moment for me and so i am like one hundred percent debt. Free i am. I left my corporate job completely And now fulltime time and I have out of minnesota. So i've moved here with my boyfriend been together for about six years and we decided to go our separate ways and so i'm very important of a pin. What he's trying to do and he's supportive of me but it just didn't work out that we were doing that together and so it's like wow. I bought the point where i asked myself that question. Okay katrina with us that next thing that you really want my answer came back and it was like i really want to find a new home and i wanna have a crapload of fun. Doing it and i wanna go on an adventure. So in about five days. I'm embarking on the beginning of an indefinite road trip to travel around the us and visit like fifteen different places that have at some point in time founded randomly interesting to go. See if i maybe one there. And i'm also gonna goes to a lot of conferences and meet people and events workshops and do some speaking and like connect with people that can help my committee for my inspiration but also like where i can go find potential clients and help them like reclaim their life and take their own breaker do their own special unconventional breaking the north thing. And i'm gonna basically document. It used to channel as i go along and try to keep people fired and just keep showing people like what rican. Mcquaid what hurts. Look the quake is like if they keep practicing being alive at making braver.