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"rabin" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Can get to Rabin. That was it tomorrow Ben gear in October 19 95. So that was actually a decade ago. A short time later, November 4th, 1995. A Jewish extremist assassinated Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv, your comment, Natasha. I mean, the first thing I want to make clear is that the assassin you got a meal was not part of the same youth movement that it's an oven there was, but they shared similar ideologies. It's not been clear at that time was a youth activist with the khark movement. Kak was the extreme right party founded by America Hana and American born rabbi and ultra nationalist who emigrated to Israel in the 1970s, formed this party and after a few unsuccessful attempts managed to get elected to the Knesset in 1984. His party was banned from running in 1988, ostensibly due to its racist and anti democratic platform, but the charge to ban it was actually led by other far right parties who worried that kak was going to begin nibbling away at their voter base. Having said that, even though kak was banned from running an elections, it stuck around as a political movement. It was outlawed in 1994 after the terror attack you mentioned by Barack Goldstein, where he murdered 29 Palestinians at prayer and Hebron. But it has continued to have this kind of causality of core activists despite its banning the terrorist organization in Israel Palestine. So that was the context in which it's now been spoke to the media in that clip that we just saw. He has maintained his views in the intervening decades. He had this photograph of gold scene on his living room wall for decades. He was finally convinced to take it down in 2020 by some of his partners who he was running in elections with. He has since recanted his earlier statements that he sees Goldstein as a hero and as a defender of the Jewish people. It's my view that those statements are not to be taken seriously. I think they fit in the same bucket as his supposed moderation of his views on Palestinians and any kind of liberal vision for what Israel Palestine should look like one of his own party activists was caught on camera admitting that his apparent moderation of his view was just deploy to make sure that he did not get struck from being able to run for the Knesset. And that's who we have at the top of a faction number two just to last much. She's the head of religious Zionism. It ran with. That's who we have coming into the Knesset. As a potential kingmaker, the ministry that he is seeking and may well get is minister of public security. That puts him in charge of the police and the prospects for that I think are frightening. So although you say he recanted, I wanted to go back to a decade ago, July 2011. When Ben gear told a reporter why he chose to put that photograph of brook Goldstein on the wall of his home. He's a righteous man. He's a hero. Throughout his life. How much power does he have today? Talk about what this means. What Netanyahu has had in the past. And who is with today? And also the fact that it's been relocated his parliamentary office to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. Where in the significance of what that means? Well, I'll say that the relocation to chef jar was somewhat of a political stunt bank there was really followed in the footsteps of his mentor, America Hana, which is being very, I should maybe say astute in figuring out where the hotspot of tension is at any given time in Israel Palestine and descending on it. It wasn't a permanent relocation. It was sort of a desk with a banner above it, but it was intended to incite tensions and confrontations and he was successful in doing so. Now as a coalition partner to Netanyahu, I mean, it remains to be seen what aspects of his party's platform he is able to push forward. I think in terms of assisting Netanyahu, as I said before, the attacks on the judiciary, which are intended to get necessarily corruption trials, I think, is a very likely prospect. Himself wants to encourage emigration for that anniversary commas immigration of Palestinians from within Israel Palestine on both sides of the green line, he wants to make it much easier for Israeli security forces to punish, I should say, Palestinians on both sides of the green line with minimal repercussions. There is already a great deal of impunity enjoyed by soldiers and police officers acting against Palestinians. He wants to make that impunity even broader. And he wants to, in his own words, crack down on reform Jews, there were some easing of processes for conversion and so on regarding reform Jews in its Palestine over the past year. Those look set to be rolled back. His party also looks set to attack at the LGBTQ community. They want to reverse the ban on so called conversion therapy. And just yesterday, the head of the non party, which is part of the religious Zionism slate that one 14 seats in this last election so that he wants to try and legally ban pride parades. Back on that issue of Sheikh Jarrah, I wanted to play a clip of Ben govier. This is just last month. Waving a gun and shouting during a confrontation in this neighborhood. Throw stones shoot
"rabin" Discussed on WTOP
"River, technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red. To Ben Rabin. All right, sandy, the big upset at Wimbledon on the women's side the streak is over for world number one iga svante, she falls for the first time since mid February, her 37 match winning streak coming to an end as she falls in straight sets to at least a corne of France in their third round match. On court right now, much hype third round match in the men's draw with Nick kyrios taking on world number four, 7 O sits a bass that matched just underway elsewhere in the men's draw top American Taylor Fritz, one of four Americans into the round of 16. NHL and it's not often that the hiring of a video coach makes history but an exception this week, capitals adding Emily engel natsuki to their coaching staff and she's a bit of a trailblazer here. She will become the NHL's first ever full-time female coach. It's really exciting. It's kind of surreal, I guess. I've never really looked at myself in that lens. And I think if you may have asked me a week ago, I wouldn't have wanted it to be a big deal, but with everything that's going on kind of geopolitically, I think I'm more so just honored to be, I guess, the first. And well deserved for Emily engel nansu, she joins the capitals after two years with their minor league affiliate, the Hershey bears. And in baseball, the nationals continuing their weekend series today against the Miami Marlins, Marlins 6 three winners in the series opener four O 5 first pitch today on 1500 a.m.. Ben raby WTO sports. The top stories we're following for you today on WTO P, look for the weather to turn stormy this afternoon as a strong cold front, marches into the hot and humid air mass over the WTO listening area. We're under a flood watch until 10 o'clock. If fireworks are still a few days away, but travel for the July 4th weekend is
"rabin" Discussed on WBUR
"It wasn't certain that Oslo was going to work But I think that had Rabin not been assassinated and had he been able to continue working with Arafat Then they had a chance For the next ten years from 1995 to 2005 more violence prevailed A never ending battle for territory including the second intifada which lasted for 5 years This time Hamas took power in Gaza splitting the Palestinian population politically The chance of a peace deal with equal territory for both sides and the shared capital in Jerusalem as envisioned by the UN in 1947 became a distant dream Today the really big stuff is Jeremy calls it remains unsolved Jeremy why is Jerusalem so emotionally relevant even today to both Israelis and Palestinians When it starts with religion because Jerusalem is a place which has the holiest sites for Christians and for Jews and the third holiest place in the world for Muslims So it's immensely religiously significant and it's also a national symbol For both Israelis and Palestinians and it's always been through its history violently contested Palestinians say Israel is desecrating the mosque and extending its control of the city which Palestinians regard as their capital And I think the uniqueness.
"rabin" Discussed on WBUR
"And street battles Then in 1993 after 45 years of deadly conflict a moment of peace Ladies and gentlemen the battle for peace is the most difficult battle of our lives The land of peace years for a just and comprehensive peace Thank you Israelis and Palestinians signed the Oslo peace accords The plo's Yasser Arafat and the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands for the first time ever at The White House while president Bill Clinton looked on It represented a real moment of hope This is a president Thank you thank you Thank you Because if you look at the sorry history of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis between Arabs and Jews there weren't many moments of hope there was a feeling that something was going to come out of it The principal behind the Oslo agreements was that they would deal with the small stuff first and create a positive mood which meant they could deal with the really big stuff later on which you know included way exactly where the borders go the future of Jerusalem whose capital city would it be and what about Palestinian refugees What rights would they have But they never got to the really big stuff Around mid morning it's a Rabin's coffin was loaded onto an army truck for his last journey to Jerusalem This country is in deep shock The assassination of Rabin and November 4th 1995 I think it was one of the most effective political assassinations of the 20th century Yitzhak Rabin had been shot dead at a peace rally by an ultra nationalist Israeli radically opposed to the Oslo Accords After.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Right if we denied we have a choice. If we deny that we have power with our words and the words that we use being one of the most fundamental choices than anything we do in any given moment that we're denying our own free will and denying ability to achieve joy and filming in our lives and therefore the lives of everyone else around us naked creates resistance to create suffering and suffering is so familiar that we basically gravitated to right and so it's about understanding which is right there in front of us the power of our words in our choices and saying i want that power. I want that responsibility. I want to know that. I can change my life with my decisions and my thought process in my choices and bad could not be more. I guess you know. Healing and empowering ben. Any what is more powerful than ben knowing that shouli knowing in your heart and seeing the outcomes as he practices right as in practice gratitude feeling more gracious because you get gratitude back when you put it out and then you feel like you're able to live more of grace that's smooth less resistance less suffering because you have spent so much effort being gracious i ate and everything just seems to flow from there beautiful i so there's a franciscan friars like a father tomase. My spiritual father and his name is richard. Roy and i sent him an apollo. I mean i've bought so many. I think i've broken even just getting. I just keep getting gifting them because as we're talking who doesn't want this but i was like i want to see what happens if richard rohr has an apollo and just to echo what you just said when i hang out with him. The way that he talks to people is first of all. It's imitable me and it's gorgeous. So what he would say to. You is just like look at you caring about others and imagining what it might be like to be stressed and helping alleviate that stress but he doesn't everybody we're at a hotel and he was like every time i stay here. You're always here in the lobby. Helping people feel welcome always with that smile on your face. And he's an old man it he gets away with it more than. Maybe if i did it. 'cause that's like a trope that we're comfortable with the kind old man but i've done that for my nanny. I'll just go lucky. You caring for our baby. As if she is your own driving her putting her in a car seat feeding her. Thank you so much. What a huge heart. You must have just saying like md. You might say it just saying a big truth. It melts people's hearts. I'm just trying to echo. You said like we have so much for agency not just to control our own lives but to literally bless other people's lives and it doesn't take any effort or barely any effort. What did that make you think of. I saw you going all over. I actually on your own for the last one seconds hilarious trying to get it to restart and what's going on. Just cut out all you need to know. Is i agree with what you just said. And not only. Can we impact ourselves but we can impact one another. And i think that's what we've done with this conversation and man. I'm excited to know you dr. Dave thank you for taking the time likewise my pleasure. Thanks much and thanks for making this. What i'll say at the beginning but it's apollo neuro dot com slash weird is For ten percent off. And i've been sending everybody there because people ask what it is and i can't wait to tell them so happy for everything you're doing and i hope we get to meet in real life one day likewise. Wait thanks man. Would you say we have the guests sign off It's just a way to be. I guess inclusive would you say the catchphrase which is keep it crispy. And that's how we'll say goodbye keeping crispy thanks crispy..
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"That we don't have control over are sending high intensity. Sometimes signals to us were or frequencies that are literally disharmonious and discipline from the state. Were in state. We wanna be. And so why would we be surprised. That were upset when we're surrounded by unpleasant stimulant right so apollo is really our way of saying okay. We know you're going to be surrounded by unpleasant stimuli wide because all of us are throw something on you it's close to your body that counters unpleasant stimuli with something urine control of that since overwhelmingly pleasant stimuli and then let us know how your body's response that was. I think i started to give you this complement at the beginning. But i think maybe i already did. Forgive me but i was like knowing. There's something you can do is one of my favorite things about it. Meaning there's a benefit that's beyond the apollo itself and we've already talked about what an extreme benefit it is also just going like. Oh something's really freaking me out. Sorry to keep going like vallon. I would go out with my parents during the lunch at habit on meditation. Mindfulness even though my eyes were open. I just liked the way. It's sorta calm me down now. We're having a better lunch now. Everybody's benefiting and on the way home again. I don't mean to make them sound like monsters monsters. But i'm putting it on rebuild and recover just because i know it's heavy going back into something that can make you regress a little bit. You're we can all relate. I think that sure but no valid. I both in the car not talking. Just like looking at her phones going into the apollo and saying can you help. Can you help me rebe rebuild. It's like the coolest thing. And i'm so glad to be working with you and to be talking with you now before i let you go. I lied at the top. When i said i'm not gonna take too much of your time. I'm gonna take so much your time. I'm just getting we're almost. I know you love plant. Medicine psychedelics or research in that department as well and one of the things. I said to your team right when i got the apologize i was like. I can't believe i've ever taken mushrooms without at like. I feel like it would be very beneficial to when you're taking something that's sending you into outer space which is very. I'm not even talking about hugh. I don't take huge doses. Although i have but like for the most part i just want something that's saying like hey remember it's okay you're here. It's like if i were to talk you down from an overwhelming trip. I would say cliche hippie things like david. You are a citizen of this earth. You didn't come into this world. You came out of this world. You belong here. You are a dignified loved valued member of all that is and your awareness. Is your ticket to the big show. You are not loved by god. You are god's love. These are the comforting things i would say to you. Beautiful and safety. I just felt like saying it. Because i wanted to hear it. I am not just loved by god. I am made of. God's love what you were talking about the That is all around. Us is inside of us sometimes. Vallon i joke where we're like you ever freak out about that. It's it's almost like there's a there's a son there's something a million billion times stronger than the sun like in the avengers remember. Paul these character says. I have something that is me. That isn't me that i don't understand. I was like yes same vision. That's all of us. These are metaphors for the soul. But like we've been laughing. Valentine going who keep it keep it keep it in like it's going to bubble out of us that explode it's the trickiest thing in the world and psychedelics are one of the things that helped me understand it as allen once says. When does the flashlight shine on itself. When does the knife cut itself. It's like sometimes. I need help. I need a guide to go here. Let me show you that. There's something that seeing and that's who you really are. So just because i think you'll like it and i go like life will be okay. I can't speak for humanity because we could be like dinosaurs but look at what life has done since dinosaurs. It may dogs it made mammals it made ocean's teaming with all of this beautiful stuff so don't worry but here's the punchline is but you're not david and i'm not pete you're really that so you will be okay just not in the way that you might want to be. You'd like to know that you're going to be a billionaire and live in bora-bora but it's actually better than that and we call that the good news. Sorry i'm just preaching now. I like that. What is your tied to psychedelics. What do you. What do you get from them. What interests you about them. And do you see an application for the apollo for someone like me who considers it part of his religious practice. Should yeah absolutely anything. So i don't know. I am a psychiatrist and neuroscientist. I have clinical psychiatry practice called the apollo clinic where apollo was a core part of our treaty program as a noninvasive wearable tools to help improve one's sense of safety and facilitate rebuilding and remembering trust in our selves as the core of what. Healing really stems from sustainable. Long lasting feeling not. Just the feeling of oh. I took this medicine now. Healed but the feeling of being on a healing path that grows over time continuously right. That's really all looking for not a quick fix because again those don't exist so and that's freedom right rights again. Jesus said that he said pain and suffering will always be among you and of course buddhist said that life is suffering. And it's not to bum you out. It's go what what then if we're not going to get rid of it. What then what. What next right. And i think to that to that point. That's another law compensation. We can dive into. But i think one of the things that comes up a lot of the time with psychedelic. Medicines is an i think taking a step back about what these medicines are and how they work i am a trained ketamine assisted psychotherapists as a huge part of my practice. Also trained empty may assistance psychotherapist. Md a is not typically is not currently illegal is only available for clinical trials. So we're not using that in practice this time but hopefully by twenty twenty three. Y'all be and and i think that in the trials are going very well so that's all really fantastic. If i could just pay compliment. There's no one based on your temperament and you're just. Let's use the hippie weird vibe. There's no one. I would run to either of those therapies under under your supervision. I just think. That's i'm so glad you're doing that. And the work is incredible. Because i think it it in a lot of ways. The psychedelic medicine. When used in the proper way. I appreciate your kind words. When using the proper way and with the proper preparation beforehand And of course the talk therapy integration. Afterwards where we really work through what came up and talk about what hearts of this up. Someone's subconscious were experiencing and and really dive into what lessons can be learned from that.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Towards said earlier taking road that's been familiar and constantly traveled that we've been taught to follow and it's helping us recognize okay. Maybe there's certain times at this road is really useful but most of the time if actually taking away for me just being mean dealing president connected to myself on his around me and in that At the same time serves as a pathway to reinforcing sense of trust in ourselves and our mission which then sets a foundation for growth. Like re parenting. It's like reestablishing yourself as trustworthy capturing your own ship right. That's really interesting just because people hear me complaints about my dog we you said about judgment is in the past and our bodies are in the present. It's just fucking brilliant. Val talks about singing in the vegas vegas nerve right What happens in the vegas nerve. You know what i mean but if you're singing how unsafe could you be. That's one way to put it so we love. We love singing and silly singing. I've also had somebody putting your legs up on a chair and just laying on the ground puts you in your sympathetic nervous system. So there's these really basic ways but they're all just dropping in your body which is present so to give you an example of my dog. My parents fought when i was a kid so loud noises. Just not safe to me. In fact it's sort of extended to a deeper issue which we're not gonna solve today but it's the people aren't safe. I would like to point out that this fundamental core negative belief has led to a lot of beneficial. Stand up comedy television art. I'm not even my dad's text has led to a very rich lively conversation. Exit me this morning. I was sitting. And i was just thinking what. You semi whole. I'm i'm i'm better used to this ecosystem. If i'm also experiencing what they're experiencing that i might comment on the same feelings and fears and all that stuff i that's why i hate superman again mentioning superman. What use is a perfect being in less than a meteorologist. Coming towards the earth All of that is to say when. I hear my dog bark like you said. I know that i'm overreacting. And i can't just say pete. It's not your dad You know what i'm saying. But i hear a deep. It's not like a ups. It's like a deep frightening. I've never been attacked by a dog. It just reminds me of yelling by the way people's music neighbors playing music. Same sort of trigger. I don't like hearing things. It makes me feel out of control. That's why i like comedy. I am in control of the noise like making television. If you've ever been on a tv shoot you go. I don't like the sound of that in the background. Someone makes it stop. It's like a control fetishes dream. How and again not putting on you just for the sake of people listening if they simple triggers like a dog barking is there an apollo technique or is it. Just what we're saying. Just try to be present and and a dime at a time before you know it will have a one hundred dollars and i won't freak out as much my dog because we're having conversations like this so so yes and yes. I think that the first. The first thing i wanted to say is to commend. You on your personal use humor as a coping strategy. Because i want i. I think everybody needs to know they. Don't that even according to sigmund freud over a hundred years ago humor was has wasn't has been known as the most advanced human coping scratch for stress and adversely suggests. Just put that out there while heaver should humor is often demeaned but it is should not be disrespected. It is the most advanced or one of the most advanced coping strategies that we have at our disposal probably deserve more attention on a regular basis. Can i just add to that with. This is interesting if i go to an ivy league school to perform. I never think oh. I'm not smart enough to make the i feel like i feel like they will get it. You know what i mean. I feel like the intelligent people understand. We need this. We need this week. I don't know why. I mentioned that. Like i'll be intimidated talking to a super smart person unless they're paying me to make them laugh and then i'm like i don't try to up. I just go like. I know you thank you for that. That's beautiful keep going. So so yeah. So that's i think that's really important for everybody understand regarding humor and how we overcome stress. I think the other side of it is that if we don't feel safe than anything that's unseal your or anything that is happening around us that is uncertain or feels like it's out of control that is captivating or capturing our attention is going to increase or stress response if we're not feeling physically mentally emotionally even financially legally spiritually safe at baseline than anything that comes into our experience that is unpredictable uncertain or out of our control. We can tell like dog barking like somebody playing music that we can't turn down any of these things can drive a stress response And sugar are sympathetic Sympathetic fight or flight response to go up and makes our body can make our body in survivals threat state. Oh i can attest to that i. It's it's as real as no disrespect to people who really heard bombs dropping my mom dead but it feels like that serious to the end. Right right yeah..
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Becomes much more interesting choice. Unless we stop at the divergence where the where the where the road diverges in yellow. Would right leslie. Actions stop at that point and ask question the opportunity to even take a different path doesn't seem to spray it doesn't it doesn't necessarily be become as noticeable in as is what the hell is. Water said the fish. You're not even aware that you're making a choice. And that is speaking of reminds me from the jesus. Tradition of wide is the path that leads to destruction. A narrow is the path that leads to life. I know a lot of people have misappropriated. I would say that into a teaching about the afterlife heaven and hell only a few people get to go to the the golden city where all the right people give each other eternal high. Fives that is such a prostitute ization of a really beautiful thing which is similar to what frosted saying which is like notice. There's a burn talker one of my favorite bands They have lyric in their song. I'll do better in the morning and it goes my brain always i- only do what i have done is one of the lyrics. I'll do better in the morning and it goes. My brain always breaks things into two. And i always pick the easy one that seems to be talking about easy. As the wide one that leads to destruction or you could say unconsciousness or just leads to doing what you've already done so when you think about a beautiful afternoon chances. Are you probably doing something you haven't done or thinking something you haven't thought and isn't that a small awakening like going like shit. I've been playing the same record every morning right. And and it's also stopping to remember that when we're seeking a beautiful afternoon for instance. It reminds us that or beautiful day or whatever it might be that were seeking. Aw right were seeking inspiration. That is packed. Inspiration the path to and inspiring moments to combine the zoo or really what we all want an what we all desire because aw is what inspires us to be not only present but to also recognize all the possibilities about what needs to be given everything that we possibly capable of that. We don't necessarily take the time to acknowledge notice on a daily basis and so failure to your previous point. Failure is not something we necessarily wanna just sign on the dotted line for every opportunity to fail. There is at least but we do want to make sure that we're not afraid of right. We wanna make sure we're approaching life in the way our lahar individual lives in a way that we know that failure like stress is inevitable. It's a part of gross. If we don't we learn some best lessons learner lives through failing or through making mistakes. The trick is to not ignore because of the shame and the guilt surrounding those mistakes or the loss that we have ingred over right. The trick is to not ignore those mistakes and the lessons. They teach us if you make a mistake at fail. Something at the very very least it is our responsibility to without shaded gills as much as possible. Look back and without judgment. Look back at that situation. Just be like oh okay. What did i do wrong here. What could i have done right. What could i change to make it. The least judgmental statement. What could i change next time. I do this to make sure that. I get the best possible outcome. That's closest to my goals and that is really what this is all about in the more that we go through that process which is a repetitive process. Ideally one that continues to evolve over time so they don't make the exact same mistakes over and over and over again that process results in getting that much closer to those awe inspiring moments. That really help us understand what we're really capable brighton. Y is really possible with this time. Where and think you into all which is you could almost grace. It's like it's something is given to you. That's bigger than you. That that you just you you appeared oxley disappear but are also very clear to yourself. I i think that's beautiful. Can you share. I bet some people are wondering what are some of these. I'm particularly interested in how to stop judging as much I'm a comedian. I make my living. Judging doesn't necessarily mean negatively judging. But i compare things and and this'll trip you out living with vow. I'm noticing how i'm sort of unconsciously or you know we're doing a consciously i guess because i'm talking about it but sort of modeling for her how to do it. Meaning i have this friend of yours I'm making these examples. But this is your joey from. That's like your dumb friend from friends. This is your phoebe. That's sort of the your ditsy friend like because that's what creative comedy people tend to do. We make archetypes. And then we just pay attention to the evidence that reinforces them So what are some of your practices that help us judge last or just some of your practices. That help you engage with your gratitude with your compassion. Some some practical steps. That people can take a great question and i think you know this is really where the and most fun. Actionable suss comes in ensue. At the risk of sounding repetitive repetition. Of course halloween one best right but the risk of sounding repetitive. I what we're talking about is that is being more press and doing everything we can to bring our cells into a more present human being kind of listening dominant state where were don't feel a responsibility to do anything. We don't feel a responsibility right shit immediately or right up received wrong situation which is in ecology or psychiatry. Often called at the writing reflects where somebody says like. They're feeling like shit you. Then you're like oh. I have an idea of how you could fix that right. That's usually not what they want. Anyone who's married knows that when your partner comes to you instead telling you how. How crappy does the that the last thing they typically want to here. Is you immediately. Try to figure out how to solve problems for. Yeah right your heart rate up. Shut the fucked up. It's not fix it. it's a feel it. Yes right and they wanna be heard right. That's what they actually want anyone who's struggling anyone suffering with us or another person they just want to be heard and they want the acknowledgement that they know that you're hearing them without waiting to seek and so and that is true presence right so the way that we do that is we. Help people recognize that our minds literally can be anywhere that could be passed. There could be in the president or they can be in future and typically for most of us in day to day productive work life. They are in the past the future. Our bodies are always press so there the both of these things are connected on. Our bodies are always in the here now so all the exercises that we do that. Are you know they have lots of names like vegas toning parasitic toning or anything. That are all meditation. Mindfulness yoga movement meditation exercise apollo soothing touch soothing. Music therapies blow tanks. The list goes on right in all of these techniques are simply put rounding the mind which could be anywhere back into the present by it. Rav rings ourselves back into our bodily awareness back into the present out of the past and future be reminders. That were safe enough to be present in that allows us to be in that sort of listening dominant presence that facilitates that non judgement. That you're talking about when we're not in the We're not thinking about the past and we can be president something then we're not judging based on past experience that's what judge realis- acknowledge it also to add that when re this is not salute gonna come automatic right. It's not going to be like. Oh i've just decided that this makes sense ought to do it. And i'm never gonna feel Never gonna judge again. It takes practice and when we start to feel that judgment coming in when we're in a presence state we've grounded ourselves done the breeding. We've done the cells touch we've gotten the hugs or turned the apollo line. Still feeling judgmental over yourself situation that creates the opportunity to draw wariness the judgment to not judge yourself for judging right and then to express gratitude for recognizing what you're doing and then to say. Thanks but no thanks. This isn't useful to me right now. And then you bring yourself again back into the president and the more that you do this more that we all do this. We literally are re-training those those old neural pathways as wide roads. Right around taking the path towards said earlier taking road that's been familiar and constantly traveled that we've been taught to follow and it's helping us recognize okay. Maybe there's certain times at this road is really useful but most of the time if actually taking away for me just being mean dealing president connected to myself on his around me.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Or not. I was actually your what you were saying reminded me. I don't think he's looking at. Because i'm pretty sure it out please. It's not robert. Frost cone right to roads diverged. The yellow would. I took the road less traveled. Yeah right. it's that idea that that there are always multiple paths and if we wanna bring breakdown simplest path that robert frost the as robert frost does right. There are always two roads one of which is the familiar road and one of which is the unfamiliar road. Travels it's your thoughts are traveling on the road. It's your neurons traveling. It's you on the road exactly and if you choose to take the road that you've traveled over and over and over again whether it's serving you or not then you are creating your reality around that practice of just following along not and not a not really questioning. Use this road. That's my pats. Is this my whereas if you stop. Stop before and saying okay. There's two pads. This is the path that always taken and ask the question. Is this pack. Getting me to where i actually want to go. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't but if it's not been the road. Less traveled certainly becomes much more interesting choice. Unless we stop at the divergence where the where the where the road diverges in yellow. Would right leslie. Actions stop at that point and ask question the opportunity to even take a different path doesn't seem to spray it doesn't it doesn't necessarily be become as noticeable.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I'm putting my hand on my chest. And just i could've made myself cry going arlington darling. That was so hard for you. Not saying what. He just said like what he said. If you read it you wouldn't even understand why i was upset. I didn't even fully understand intellectually. While i was upset but i we're not concerned with that but like touching and loving apollo going nuts i keep it in the forty percent but you know what i mean like feeling all of that. I love how you explained it. If i can slow down and basically self parent. I feel my inner child freaking out. I said to my said develop wrote it down. I go no wonder you love booze I've had things with nicotine gum. I've had because you want something reliable. Your child quick and quick. It's it's not always the same. But it's in the ballpark of the same and my parents did the best they could. But i grew up in a situation that was not very reliable. So like i get kicked back into that and suddenly i'm in the dryer tumbling around and there's my dog who stresses me out quite a bit because i don't like noise and it's and it got me off my train of thought but i was gonna say this to you. I noticed that. When i got divorced and this was when i was twenty eight. There's a long time ago. It's as close as i came to buying a red sox hat. I've ever come in my life and i looked into it and they were saying just what you're saying that at times of trauma national trauma look at it. Look at what happens in the country when things like nine eleven happened. I'm not saying this is bad or stupid or embarrassing. I'm just saying it's a it's a macro version of what you're saying we do it writ large when there's a national tragedy we cling to the familiar now is the time for the symbols for the rituals for the group identity for the t shirts. And you see it even happening certainly in these nutso times is is. We're out too much stress. But it actually introduces some compassion. Like there's a way for me to take your words and i think turn weaponize them and be like you're a bunch of idiots your stress man. I'm stressed and i doubled down so hard on my position and now that the the covert is is easing up a little bit. I understand it's not done but it seems to be easing up a little bit. I think we're coming up a little bit from that stress in going like way. It's like the morning after an orgy. Like what was that. You know what i'm saying because you're not horny in your more now. You're not stressed anymore. Why was i doing all that stuff. Does that make sense. Yeah and i think to that point that we are all. We are all stress right now right. I think you cannot deny if we cannot deny that. We are all stressed in going through stressful times. And that we all wish we had quick ways to deliver right or even faster ways that we've had in the past. We all wish for instant gratification. Because instant gratification has been something that we've been taught existence. We were children with just the feeling of earning money. Right the idea that you could do something. And then get a a monetary reward as a result is a lot of ways feeling of instant gratification. That is a taught sealant right and this is activating the same. Parts of the brain are very similar. Parts of the brain the feeling of earning money that are activated when you were a if you were to shoot snorter line of cocaine right with the reward centers of the brain or triggered very similarly by similar things and so when you talk about addiction. I think that's really important to acknowledge talking about acknowledgement in accepted. Straight is the idea that we're all And that's usually money and sometimes lots of other things too and the and the question is if we know that that money doesn't make us happy beyond early like ninety sixty to ninety grand a year and covering our basic expenses. We know that the surveys are shown time and time again. Once you get beyond about you know thirty or forty thousand dollars of additional spending money a year at that point. You're basically just worsening. You're suffering by having more of it right. It's actually no different than the tolerance that builds up in a lot of respects to using any of the drugs talking about alcohol nicotine cocaine. Opiates amphetamines. They all results in. They all have this perceived instant gratification reward that results in profound radically destructive outcomes because if they're used as an escapist shortcut why there is no escape right there absolutely is no escape so is man you that is keep going. There's no game what freedom. There's no ischemia freedom. That is freedom right acknowledging that there's no escape at an accepting it right. Going back to the seems allows us to to relieve judgment from our current experience. All of these training. These skill sets like practicing not acknowledgement. That's skip practicing acceptance. That is also a skill practicing gratitude. That's still practicing instant gratification. That's a skill although it's not necessarily one that services in the long term so by asking the card questions of is disturbing. Is this action. Stop process this thing. I'm participating in doing serving me right. Now is use roles me right now. Then which you know doing these techniques the self touching the breeding and apollo and all these things. Help the center enough to ask that question rather than just zoom. Because it's familiar. That's right right than that allows us to ask the question. Do i really need this cigarette. Do i really need this drink or am i doing this. Because i'm going down. A path of an old sock processors cycle that i've been taught or taught myself to escape when there's no escape and then i just find myself right back in the beginning again feeling miserable anxious after the orders worn off and i don't know any of the people in the room anymore and i don't know where i am. What's going on right and then your feelings. Shame and guilt and so the idea is can we avoid shame guilt. Of course not they will happen. Stress is unavoidable will happen the idea is can we questions the coping strategies that we have been practicing rather than just accepting them as familiar insured by e fall can question them and we understand if this is not serving the lets replace it with something that is staying right. Let's replace. It was something. That actually facilitates mike growth and the growth of good powerful emotional muscles like graddick even forgiveness acceptance in compassion over time in as practices things in the context of context of acknowledging. There is no escape. Then we facilitate engaged writing facilitate self. Knowing and radical non-judgmental south inquiry which leads honored trajectory continuous upward growth rather than a trajectory of stagnation. I could cry. I love this so much. It's it's just beautiful. It taking that time i mean i i thought nine thousand things to ask you when you stopped and i was like stop thinking of things to ask here we are. I'm not sure what i'm going to ask next. But what you said was just so powerful when one image that came to mind is. It's not that we're just simply not believing everything we think. And they're and also everything we feel which is like a way of your body to think we're not just sending them into avoid. We're sort of at least in the early stages catching them in a room. Made of better thoughts right. Meaning.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Touch the pressure on the chest into that earlier Yep right deep breathing. Hugs for loved ones holding pets. Apollo yoga gentle exercise meditation. All of these things work in the same way to send you our minds back into our bodies back into the present moment and allow us to express gratitude for being in control of our attention and being able to sit with. Whatever it is we're experiencing in this moment without judgment. I love it. We could end right now. Everybody's got their money. Where my the free podcasts. But they got their money's worth if we hadn't been in the car Val was with me. that's my wife. And she was being very supportive and she. We were like if we weren't driving right now. We would just cuddle puddle. Like that's all there's like a we didn't. I wasn't ready to conceptualize it. I was still in the thick of it. It's almost like a bomb has gone off in a movie and you hear that like he and we love talking about feelings but then again even more shameless coming whereas like look. You can't even go to your resources right now because you're so stressed and so concretize the you can't even start talking about it as a concept and that's when i remembered what exactly what you're saying which is like it's it's because you think you shouldn't be feeling this way i you know i i haven't talked to many people that not only know relate to what i said which saying yes. Thank you which is my mantra for most things to the feeling to this. Ugly horrible beasts. That's rob in your mind. Robbing you of the joy of the moment. And what's worse. I think you'll recall in the story. I said i was having a great morning. But don't you think the beast love telling me that it was like and you were having a great morning and then it was taken from you. Do you ever get the feeling that like these things are like sugar. It's like feeding the bad microbes in your stomach. Like just shit like or or or feeding like nasty things. I like the junk food thing. It feels like a cheap fuel for your cheap identity and your cheap identity as what's owed to you who should be respecting you. Who should be kissing your ass. Who should be giving you things and basically the answer to that is often everybody. Everybody should be worshiping me. And then that's broken and then it. There's almost like excitement that the ego can't wait to feed on the depressive disrespect from the dad. It gets excited and you have to break out of that trans. Can you relate to that feeling eker. Tony calls it the pain body. It's like he says whenever you overreact. It's because it's the collective almost cellular memory of every bad thing that's ever happened to you becomes like another entity and it possesses you. And you mentioned the judeo christian tradition. Before i had teachers explained to me that they think that the demonic stories of jesus casting out demons were things like this that we're dealing with when you see red when you white out when you become a snapped in some way that you can't get over a looping negative thought that does feel like a demonic possession to me for sure it can feel like whatever we practice interpreting it as right in a lot of a lot of. I think the easiest way to think about it is that we are. We are god of our own reality bright and divinity exists. Not only all around us than above us like we were taught but many of us were dumping also in us. It's not exclusionary of us is part of us. We are part it and some one of the most fundamental everything is a practice makes perfect situation right one of the most fundamental traumas that we face as beings is if we deny our own in our own individual part of divinity right. We denied we are part of godliness and holiness than we are sinners we are. We are only capable of doing wrong. We are always in a state of atonement or repentance to god as god that is neither until survey ideas if we practice thinking about. That's just one of many concepts can get trapped in that many of us get trapped in growing up in j christian religions. But i think that there's a really interesting idea that. Which is that. If you practice thinking about the world in that way as god only exists outside of us it without us being involved in it than you get really really good at an automatically basically thinking about the world from that perspective where we start to be frank our relationship to holiness or divinity gets fractured right and we do not feel accepted necessarily by the whole we feel like we're kind of on the outside of the home and that's one of the most fundamental teachings that we try to work with people spiritually speaking to repair in the psychotherapy contacts in a lot of people have been doing in the tribal Healing contacts indigenous cultures in africa in south america for you know who knows how long tens of thousands of years detention But this goes through literally everything that we do everything that we think about. In the world with everything we practice we get better at good and bad perceiving ourselves as as separate will become more powerful over time stronger the more than we think about ourselves that way so to the credit of what you're saying it really is about acknowledging that in actual expressing gratitude to witness expe- part of that experience so that we can then recognize the opportunity for changing. Rose will that so again. says it's easy to say the world is mad. It's insane it's harder to say. I am insane and the brilliant and beautiful thing about saying i am insane and dr day. I am telling you. I am insane and frankly i believe somewhere in you. A little insane. Meaning it's a collective meaning it's like we're all nerve endings in one brain and i. I don't see the insanity out there. And i'm the same one. I think. That's a real temptation. But when you go i am insane. That is an active. Sanity is because you've separated yourself from the insanity long enough like what we're saying with the feelings. You've stepped outside of it long enough to be impartial. We could say witness or whatever. You're the impartial. One noticing phenomenon. Inside of you that were calling insanity and that's quite literally not just the first step a really important step to healing. What what would you call that in your field is that is that associative nine got really good point i mean. I think that there has a couple different names. I think the the way that i would describe it as acknowledgement annex Right so it's really accepting our own. If i acknowledging like when a thought or feeling comes in right the first step that we that we are that we teach with cognitive therapy which is brilliant former. Psychotherapy is to acknowledge the feel right without judgment. Were just saying. Hey i see you. I see as a thought. I is feeling. I'm not judging you. I'm feeling i'm just right. If you if you get out of here. It charges it up right at it like a like a crying child or something it just makes it worse right because the whole reason why we're feeling anything or thinking about anything is because something is drawing our attention for reason and we may not necessarily think that because again we weren't taught it but that's the facts the facts are that if you feel something or think something there's always. Some reason behind wider thing is coming up. It doesn't mean that that feeling is accurate. Representation or the thought is an accurate representation but it does mean that. There's something in that's responsible for that thought and ceiling. Yes it's like. Drinking is the symptom of the pro. You know what i'm saying like you might say. I have a drinking problem but really like deeper down. There might be a reason. You're medicating yourself in that way. Does that seem parallel to what you're saying. Yeah i think to that end if you think. I also have addiction medicine as a big part of my specialty in practice and just titles ends together. I think the the next step is to imagine your cells as the anger emotion or as jealousy or as Fear or sadness and you're knocking at the door being like. Hey but i wanna tell you something. I need to get your attention for a moment. And the.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"There's a lot of ways the upon abused you using rebuilding recover after any intense physical mental or emotional or even to some extent spiritual strasse wherever the stress is coming from Rebuilding recover we found in studies as well as in the real world Rapidly bring the body back into balance and it is kinda like what you said right is almost like swatting for adults. Because we'd like to. We like or like an adult slough right. It's like we'd like to think of ourselves as as far different and far more advanced in grown up and mature than we were we were children but sometimes it just takes texts were parent or a funny look or word tone from a parent or family member to remind us that were still just babies dr game. We are one task away. Somebody can go and your and you can be triggered by that this big i. I'm saying facetiously big strong man and you have your charleston a car and you shouldn't be so fragile pow and you know what else and i'm just saying this to another human not apollo specific. I had to go thank you. Have you ever played that game with your response you go. Thank you spiritually speaking you go. I'm not better than people i am. Vulnerable and knowing my vulnerability is a better strength. It's a better strength instead of eating or drinking it. Away or watching john wick and i've all of those things just watching a violent movie and trying to cathartic car size your shame and your and your dread but just to own it and say but that's what the apolo seem to be doing to. It's okay that you're feeling this way. And i joined it in that mantra-like i want to think i'm better than people and that's separation and there's actually a beautiful thing in going. No i just like everybody. And i'm breakable. Just like everybody. And it's exhausting pretending to be superman when really dr dave. We're all batman or our parents are dead. We live in a cave. We dress up and fight as best we can. That's why i've always hated superman. And i'll always love batman please continue. I didn't mean to interrupt. But i'm just so excited to talk about this with you know that was great. I think that you know you really brought up a lot of a lot of great points there right and i think that the first point that i'll take on as you know one of the things that came up when you started talking about your experience this morning. Which is that wet. That stress itself is inevitable. Right can't stop. None of us can just run away to the point where stressed doesn't happen anymore. Can't find they're always be things that make us stressed out or the challenge us in another way of thinking that challenge us to overcome something or to be growing become better and stronger versions of ourselves stand ultimately when we start to feel emotions. We are often taught that certain motions are acceptable and certain emotions are unacceptable breakage. Thank you in that judgment that were taught to apply to ourselves in those experiences. Actually the single biggest misstep that most of us can avoid that. We don't necessarily know how to navigate because we weren't taught at if we weren't taught that you expect yourself to figure it out but it is. It is navigable right. It's not uncharted territory. People everything that we think facing for the first time others face before. And i think from if we look at the buddhist traditions or the ancient hindu yoga traditions as well as the ancient judeo christian traditions around healing and achieving higher states of consciousness in and wellbeing They all kind of center on one thing which is to do everything we can to be present with our emotions when they come in and to just acknowledge them and sit with them without judging right served them to sit down and give them to you have and as you said and this is something that i use with every single one of my clients and i've used as myself as well in my own. Healing journey is to express gratitude and thanks to ourselves and four. The feeling that we're feeling this moment in what happens when we do that. And we express thanks or gratitude for that experience rather than judging it is all the sudden after you know five seconds ten seconds a minute or do go by the intensity around that ceiling starts to kind of dissolve it we start to naturally get a sense in understanding of wears coming from. What is this signals as emotional signals trying to tell me what is the message behind this signal that i'm receiving from something that's either happening because of a way that i'm looking at myself for a wave or something getting the environment and try to we try to figure out where that's coming from and ben solved the problem. We're really get to the root of what that emotion is trying to tell us to do and when we when we allow judgment in oftentimes just because we've been taught to when we allow judge in what happens is our mind starts to instead of being present with that experience our mindsets go back into the past to the to the associations with that emotion like oh. I'm feeling sad. I was told when i was young. That sadnesses not acceptable right. And then then you start getting to the shane right. There's something wrong with me for feeling sad or something wrong. feeling angry. and then it's become self deprecating in highly self critical like Why me why am. I always ingrid right. Why am i always that. And then that starts to attach the motion the signal to our identity. And then that causes perpetuate over time into the future and so we can stop that entire cycle by just taking a step back and recognizing in the moment bringing our minds back into our centered into our bodies which happens with soothing..
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Hundred percent satisfaction guaranteed go to dot com slash. Weird that's mandy dot com slash weird and show your support of the show. Speaking of which we have to live shows coming up both at largo. October seventh is my stand up. Show which is fantastic. Thanks to everybody who came out this month. It was the highlight of my month. As always is an october eighteenth. We're doing another live. You made it weird at largo. And i can't announce the guest. It's not confirmed yet. But it's going to be a hoot for tickets to both of those go to largo dash. La dot com all right. Everybody enjoy dr david. I really really really really really really really really really really loved this conversation. And i hope you do to get into it. My name is katie is recording and is it okay to call you doctor. David mostly call dr raymond or dr dave. So i'll say whenever it works. I don't wanna off route with dr david. I'll go doctor dave but we were. It's rat robin robin raven. I went rabin katie. And i were just talking about this. I was like he's rabin. I know rabin vestige traditional hebrew pronunciation but were americanized sow. Silent has changed everything. I mean you're talking to a over here. Maybe we should edit that out. I don't know if i want people knowing my mother's maiden name katie. You can edit that out or you can just bleep at. That'd be funnier Just bleep it as if anyone could spell at good luck but they changed all sorts of stuff. Obviously how so. Thank you for taking the time. I'm really excited to talk with you if it's okay we're already recording in the show on your only or video audio. I like that. You're blurring your background deep throat. It's very like where are you right now. Is they're just a pile of naked bodies behind you if they actually. I'm in my office in my house. In upstate new york but be backgrounds because we we just got here in the background is little baron and it has a window behind it that throws a lot of light and so it makes the Next according during a little weird. If i don't blur it because it adds too much too much light washes me out. I understand. that's why my blinds closed. We don't have to take too much of your time. But i want to introduce the the weirdos. That's what we call our listeners to you i'm wearing my apollo today this very likewise i'm constantly who same color i just want to thank you for it. It's i hope you get this all the time. So won't say it too much but like without going into too much detail. I was having a really great morning. I was on clear and focused hanging with my baby. That's a setting on the apollo. And then i got a text from my parents. And that's and that's all the takes dr day like we are so i'd love you to speak to this. We're so fragile. We're so strong. And we're brave. And we're so courageous. We do amazing things. And we are so fragile. It's a both end situation. And for example the way i can be brave i do stand up i can perform for ten thousand people and my nervous system is is down for that. It is okay with that but the temperament that made me into a comedian is so hypersensitive that text from my dad. That wasn't oculus. Put me into a state that i would like into. Concrete as opposed to flowing and open and spacious and light i became solid and rigid. And you know when your teeth. Just start to hurt and it's actually worse because you know they didn't mean to upset you like if they meant to upset you be like oh i guess we're fencing now like having a good healthy sparring mattress mean. It wasn't that it was like it felt so unconscious. Don't like and then and then kicks in is the shame that you're so easily triggered. I don't know if you can relate to that tara. Barack this great buddhist teacher of ours is like it's not the feeling most of suffering is the shame that you're feeling the feeling and i pride myself on being together person a with it person and strong person. If i'm being honest i'd like to think of myself as strong. And then i was like boom one text i turn into concrete and i get upset. Here comes the compliment though. Although i wanna talk all about stress i wanna talk about what was going on in my body all all the different things that my brain thinks is happening even though it's a tax from six thousand miles away which by the way is what i did. I put my hand on my chest to love myself. And i said you are safe. I got you like grown-up pete has you. Don't wake but on. Top of that. Dr dave and i've said this in every time we've done a little shoutout for the apollo. There's something i could do. I and i hope i did it right. I put it on after all the trauma. I put it on rebuild and recover and it just training. And i feel it training me to go like shh. It feels like that it feels like someone going easy easy my darling. Oh i know i know and just like deep breathing or just like someone rubbing your shoulders or something like that. I started to be able to drop the stress. So why don't you talk a little bit about what was happening to me. Maybe how stress impacts you and your life and then what the apollo and even some of the thought techniques. That helped me on wind chirping. And i'm so glad that it's helpful for you. It sounds like you used it exactly the right way. Oh com in one of many bright ways. There's a lot of ways the upon abused you using rebuilding recover after any intense physical mental or emotional.
"rabin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"You made it weird with the meat. All what's happening weirdos. This is dr david rabin who blew my mind many many times. Dr david is a neuroscientist. He's a board certified psychiatrist. He's a health tech entrepreneur and inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for over a decade. he's also the co founder and chief innovation officer at apollo neuroscience which developed the apollo neuro. Which if you've been listening to this podcast has absolutely changed my life. He's an interesting fat. I'm gonna say fascinating man very interested in consciousness very interested in everything that i love talking about and honestly this episode was like a dose of free therapy for me and i hope you get as much out of it as i did. Because we're talking about some pretty broad. I guess i should say issues. That i hope you can relate to. Obviously we talk a lot about the narrow in this episode. If you guys are interested in the apollo neuro you can get one obviously quite easily by going to apollo neuro dot com slash weird and getting ten percent off and showing. Your support of the show is probably helpful to know going in that it is a wearable piece of tack. Wear it around.
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"One of the guests that I spoke to his name is Austin Rabin and he, a lot of his ability to communicate with people, was via TikTok. And was interesting too. And I talked to him about this too. Is that funneling those people from TikTok into YouTube has actually been a challenge because their conditions to receive their content in those in that bite sized manner. But there are stories about it about how the whole ecommerce mini industry has formed up around TikTok. So all of these platforms can be adapted to a business platform can be adapted for leisure. And the way zoom started as a business platform, my memory serves. And now lots of people are using Zoom leisurely. But TikTok started as a leisure platform can be adapted to, and it has been adapted to a business conferencing platform. Yeah, that's actually ironic because I was just before this coming in here, talking to some of our clients telling them, hey, look, you've done a couple of tiktoks, make one specific for this and we're gonna just test out $500 here and let's start advertising on TikTok. Because the cost is just so much lower. But yeah, there are ecommerce business. It just makes sense to get in front of people and let's test. It's still so early. So I think that's definitely something to be said for that. You aim was absolutely a leisure platform. And I think last year with the start of the pandemic, it just kind of forced people to be creative and do fun things, and then just exploded TikTok because it was perfect for that. Go ahead, did you have a thought on that? Yeah, yeah, I was just going to say from my own experience with TikTok. I downloaded it and I was and I was using it for about two days and then I realized, okay, this okay, these kids are these kids. But what I really appreciate about the creative side is when you put limitations on people, it encourages them to rethink how they're going to tell a story. Do you guys recall vine by any chance? Oh, yeah. Yeah. So rest in peace vine, but vine was the progenitor for what TikTok is now. And there's a hilarious.
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Be Careful Not to Water the Verbena Too Much
"And welcome back and fred You and i were talking a you talked about. How maybe her begonias. We're getting too much water. And they were saying that some plants some of the bloomers. Some of the annuals just can't take too much water. And and one that we talked about was ver- beena verbania is a beautiful little plant. A little it'll get get up into the eight ten inch range and eventually multiple flower heads and and Various colours available even to the extent. Mark and i were talking about one is purple with one little red stem coming. It could be what's called a sport or a mutation it could be a second little seedling sneaking along whatever it may be but it's one of those plants that i have killed three years in a row by by not paying attention to my own concerns. I put it where i wanted it. Not where it wanted to be. Yeah it. I put too low in the bids now. My beds are not high. But they're still water runs from. We'll say the property line in through the bid to the grass line and then carries off. So that i get water off the lawn watered down off the bid and so on to where that's the last area of to dry. It's the first area for the beena. Diane so the best way to tell you is if the bed is slightly elevated then go midway up the hill so to speak or upgrade to put those in they just simply are at least from what i would like. I said i killed three years in a row. I fortunately the third year. Well i welcomed some some reflection where i stopped on time and said those so-and-so's are not gonna make it again so i was still tied to biza manuals and i. I went to the guard center and replaced them but Well i i don't know i should tell you a story like that but still in all Rabin is one of those things. That is quite prolific and flower Sturdy as it can be but not with wet feet. It just it just quits. And that's not good
Rescuers look for survivors of Indian glacier flood disaster
"Teams continue to look for survivors following the India please see a flood disaster hundreds of rescue workers scouring Rabin's on valleys in northern India looking for survivors of the part of the Himalayan place you broke off sending a devastating flood down river this left over thirty people dead and well over one hundred missing one of the rescue efforts is focused on the tunnel at the hydro electric power plant Wimbledon three dozen workers have been out of contact since the flood occurred on Sunday footage filmed at the scene showed a torrent of floodwater flowing toward several buildings which is swept away by the surge I'm Charles last month
Amazon Rivian Van Deliveries Begin in Los Angeles
"Have some news from ribian and amazon. Which of course partnered for a delivery van for amazon which they expect to purchase about one hundred thousand of over the next decade amazon announced today that they have started customer deliveries in a test capacity with the first versions of these electric fans from ribian in parts of los angeles. They also say that they expect to expand to fifteen additional cities this year and they expect to have ten thousand of these delivery vehicles on the road quote as early as two thousand twenty two and quote so obviously a lot of flexibility in that statement but as far as these i vehicles go they say that quote. The current fleet of vehicles was built at riviera studio in plymouth michigan and can drive up to one hundred fifty miles on a single charge and quote rabin's main factory is in normal illinois so out expect. That's probably where they intend to produce this fan volume so these are not production. Vehicles yet
"rabin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That just stayed with him emotionally stayed with him. So when he gets to the White House even before he gets to the White House, he wants to be sure are fast. Not gonna be in uniform. He has to be assured. He's not gonna be bringing a gun. We tell him. Don't worry When I let anybody bring guns into the White House, But he is everything is is grudging with him towards our fat because it's so difficult for him. To actually be there with him, and then the idea that he has to shake hands with him. It's just it physically emotionally viscerally is simply difficult for him. Can I add something to that drawer? Marengo head, you know, I heard the process of making the movies. I heard all those amazing stories from Dennis and from all the others. And my my challenge was how do I create a visual references to what they're speaking about? I was gonna ask you about this because the visuals are amazing. The film in the stills Yeah, And, amazingly, we discovered that all of those events which I've bean happening behind closed doors. Have been documented by the White House. Still photographers and there is a lot and they are almost invisible. So they are like a fly on the wall. And they document all those amazing moments that I only heard the Stories from Dennis and and when I managed to create to combine the those moments that were told to me like Arafat, Rabin sees our effort for the first time and what Dennis had described Now and you have that visually in the film in front of you. So you see all those moments all those amazing moments in front of you in the film. There's dramatic tape in on the South Lawn when the two leaders speak. Arafat speaks. It's in Arabic, and it's translated on the film, but we do have some tape. Have a bit of Utah Rabin's speech. Remember, it isn't easy for him to shake Arafat's hand. Here's some of what he said to the crowd that day..
Like Water in the Desert
"Philip start by introducing you all ramona. Button of ramona's american indian foods. I am Pima living on the pima reservation here on a hill river. I am also have donal them from south of here. They used to be known as the papagos. But now they're called the on them and the p. r. on them that's my other half mesa river people. And i'm gary ramona's husband terry button ramona. Interior farmers their farms about an hour. Southeast of phoenix on the way to tucson and the whole region is a desert. The sonoran desert includes phoenix and tucson and parts of california and it stretches all the way over. The border into mexico. Ramona's ancestors have been farming in the region for thousands of years and her dad kept the traditional live on the reservation where she grew up. My father did the wheat. He did the tempered. Beanstalk brown swam bob and the white tip rabin which is the start about and he did. Squash the gabon. Ceos watermelon and sugarcane and the black eyed peas just us above and chilies mostly. I don't for his chili. And those tilles are part of what brought ramona and terry together. Ramona had left the reservation to work as a nurse. In south dakota terry was there studying lakota songs and culture friends introduce them and they told ramona. That terry had picked up a few words of pima as well. That's the language of ramona's people in the south west. So terry tried out his rudimentary pima on her. And i said well you're saying it correctly but you're Die like accent is different and so it was a little bit hard to decipher. But i could understand him. So i said well Maybe we're a good match and so it happens. And then when i came when i met ramona the first experience i had with southwest cuisine was her dad's long green chilis and they were so hot they blistered my lips. They turned white. She would send him to me in the mail when i went back to school. Share with some of my buddies. Nobody could eat them and her dad. Pretty famous actually in the local community as well known for he's used to sell small brown paper lunch sacks with chilis and he'd have mild and medium hot he regulate a chilly temperature by the way he irrigated his chile's he wouldn't let anybody else water his plots not just because he was manipulating the firing of his tilles. It was because the water itself was so rare and so precious. There was never enough. A shirt is a place full of things other than water. They get a bad rap because they have low rainfall and It's as if they're empty spaces. Gay napkin is a desert agricultural ecologist. And he's written more than a dozen books about agriculture and the desert and its foods. He lives an hour south of tucson also in the sonoran desert within a mile and a half of where i am sitting right. Now we have evidence of forty five hundred years of agriculture in the form of corn remains from an archaeological site. So i am in the valley in the united states with the oldest history of agriculture. Yeah well as far back and farther back than written history can go. The people were farming. Here when padre eusebio kino who was the first non indian person to come into this country came here and visited the payments in sixteen seventy five. They were irrigating their fields with diversions from the hilo river at that time
UN Libya envoy reports on significant achievements towards peace
"This is matt well as you're news. Following a decade of political instability and conflict libyans are on the path to peace and the international community needs to do its part which includes respecting an arms embargo. Top official there said in an exclusive interview with our un news. Aerobic team stephanie. Williams acting special representative of the secretary general commended. The first round of political talks between the government of national accord in libyan national army held last week and she initiate ms williams spoke to my yakub about ongoing developments in libya. Since the signing of historic ceasefire agreed last month under the auspices of the un mission in the country. Un's mil which she had. A ceasefire agreement itself was really greeted of rate of ause across the via. Withings were so relieved to see more officers. Come together with very great sense of national responsibility and to reach across the table. Shake hands and really for the sake of libya start to take steps to To unify institutions to ease the conditions for average le'veon's and to really pave the way for the resumption of the political process. You have just concluded the first first-round of critical dialogue forum. Are you happy with the results. In how are the preparation for the second round going preparations for the second round or underway. I am very pleased with what happened here in tunis. Last week seventy five participants came the sach talk for some of them really the first time that they have come together since the revolutions twenty eleven over these long years of crisis and division and they to gingrich national responsibility an desire for reconciliation and desire to put the country on the right on the libyan to restore rabin decision making in socrates. They're very intensive day. They accomplished a lot. They decided that national elections should be held on december fourth. Twenty twenty one which marks seventieth anniversary of libya's independence. So what better day. For libyan's to come together to renew their institutions through credible inclusive and fair elections. They also agreed a national roadmap for a preparatory period leading up to elections they renamed. The perogatives are reformed presidency council and a separate premiership in unity government in. They also agreed the eligibility criteria for candidates to these positions. I am really pleased to say that of the seventy five participants. The women's participants really stood out. They came together as a block fairly early on in the process started working on a statement issued outline really a series of principles recommendation. She improving women's participation in the political process and governance. They demanded that remains should account for no west thirty percent of the leadership positions in the recently formed executive authority and that was also echoed in the roadmap which was consensually agreed by having participants. On the last day miss williams. You just mentioned the election. What will will on smell. In how how would smell facilitated so are we support of the higher national elections commission. Which is the national sovereign body in libya that is charged with organizing elections. We also work directly with the authorities in the government of national board to ensure that they support the h. neck through expanding. Its operations and i'm pleased to say that. The government of national forest has announced that they will on begin this much needed financing of the h neck. So we will stand with the libyan stand with the elections commission as they undertake the challenging. Work ahead to organize these much desired national elections. You also spoke about women. What is awesome The wing to ensure the representation and participation of libyan women the election. But also andy libyan seen in general so. We made sure that arabian women were strongly represented in the political dialogue. They are also were paraded in economic dialogue. And in terms of what we're doing you know we are facilitate Gender sensitive gender inclusive legislation to be taken out by the the libyan parliament. And that will we believe. Better enable access. Stir women candidates to office. And those who will no doubt be running. In the parliaments
Epic Games trolling their way to a win
"We were recording our podcast last week with Dan Rabin. Oh, we're talking about the surface duo. We ended the show with what's happening with the TIKTOK acquisition. Microsoft is pursuing tiktok Canada Australia, and New Zealand operations than they pivoted and said, no, we want the whole thing but as that was happening. EPIC Games had been kind of Going through some subterfuge earlier in the day, they launched it direct payments in fortnight for android and Ios it was a server side changed. So there were no updates to speak of the sudden. You pay less money for V bucks inside the game if you didn't want to go through apple and Google's own. In purchase mechanism. And then apple said nope that's not allowed and kicked the four-night APP off of the APP store a few hours later Google did the same thing then a very well coordinated media. Roll out of a an amazing video parenting apple's nineteen eighty-four. Macintosh at the most famous ad ever. Epic did the same thing they kind of? Made a shot for shot recreation of it. Basically calling out apple for its own monopolistic practices and then launched lawsuit and did the same for Google few hours. Later when Google kicked fortnight off the play store now Gul's Lawsuit Jerry is a little epochs. Lawsuit Against Google is a little different. But it does claim that Google uses the play store to suppress competition in particular because it makes side loading super super scary, and it also prevents companies like LG and one plus which were called out in particular inside the lawsuit. From making side deals with companies like epic in order to prevent. Third. Party APP stores from. Behaving like I party stores. So you know in particular, we have situations where. There's the play store preinstalled on a Samsung Phone and also the galaxy store and APP updates can happen in the background silently but for a company like one plus trying to install or pre installed the epic game store those. Silent updates are not possible because Google thinks. That they are a security risk. That's one element of a very, very long, very detailed lawsuit. So walk us through what your thoughts are about this Google lawsuit in particular first office is. I don't know it's it's epic is. Really just trying to troll its way to a win. A lot of what it saying. Takes a little bit of the truth and then stretching it out, making it worse I. Mean They they claim it takes you know dozens of clicks to side load an APP when it really only takes one. A day talk about how APPs are unable to send updates outside but facebook does it on every phone that's not a pixel. It's it's just. Stretching the truth a bit. I don't like that because it takes away from the an actual real issue that. Is thirty percent too much. I mean I think thirty percent is a bit much. I have to out and say that that Google takes too much money from developers. And we're losing sight of that simple fact because. EPIC. Is being epic and spending millions of dollars to make videos and stuff. Right but it's also not nearly as big a company and this has been this really been the the the sticking point for some people right? It's like to massive companies are battling it out and users are stuck in the middle right they can't install four night. But when you when you look at the scale of epoch, which is A. Seventeen billion dollar company not a small organization at all Tim Sweeney? Is a very wealthy man. He can fund this by himself if you wanted to But compared to apple and Google epic is a relatively company by degrees right and slaying that up a lot. They are no doubt about that. I mean there's there's absolutely no question that epic is is taking advantage of of these of big Tex size but there is also the argument that this company epic is perfectly suited to try to tackle big tech from a law perspective from A. From judicial perspective, trying to force the courts to take up the the call that these companies are too big and engage in anticompetitive practices. I just don't like the way it's being done. epic was fine with the agreements with Google and apple that it had made. Until it got enough users were it. Could you know? Cause trouble. And that's the what. In my opinion that's what happened they knew okay. We'll do it and eventually will get millions and millions of users on mobile like we have on you know consoles and PC, and once we have all those users will you know have leveraged to fight apple and Google? And all those users are being, you know they're like pawns being used as a bargaining chip and I just don't like that at all.
Breakthrough Solutions for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD With Apollo Founder Dr. David Rabin
"This particular juncture in human history. We're in a very strange time because the most powerful evolutionary way that we express safety to one another is touching it hugs and now we're self isolate and so. How do we reconcile that? It comes out as your ability to what you were mentioning earlier. So I think I'll a big part of this is I think as you said four Sabbath. It's forcing us into a day of self reflection or three months of self reflection where this is an opportunity to be grateful for what we have and to figure out how to make. Sure this never happens again talk talk more about your research with psychedelics. And where you think this is all going so my research is ongoing presently I think going back to what we're talking about earlier with Eric handles emotional learning. I think Dr Rachel Yehuda who is an incredible researcher at Mount Sinai in the Bronx. Va took things a another step further from understanding just how Neuron Neuron structures and synapses change as we grow and learn and she actually started looking at markers on the DNA That are called epigenetics. So genetics. Dna means tends to mean in DNA when we talk about it means in the act's and Jeez that are literally the same in every single cell in our entire body except in our sperm cells for the most part however if all the DNA and all the genetic code in all of ourselves the same pretty much. How does a skin cell different for brain cell and the way the skins almost different from a brain cell is there little markings on the DNA that tell the skin? Hey Skin your skin don't make rain proteins and it tells the brain that hate your brain and your the specific part of the brain. Don't make skin proteins or any other proteins. Don't make sense for where you're located in your in the in the by albeit regulation right through epigenetics on the markers on the DNA. The answer was really passing. Rachel found that others have fat had echoed in the in the scientific sphere since then is that she found that a lot of hints that Trauma Causes Changes to stress in reward response genes a pass on overtime not only pass on overtime over the course of our lives but pass on over time generations in that ancestors of people or sorry ancestors of people who were in the Holocaust their children and great grand children and Grandchildren. As far as they went in the study they expressed similar the same. Epa genetic markings at correlated with. Ptsd as their parents who were traumatized and so then the next step was hey. Let's try this. Let's explore this a causal model in mice and they traumatize mice at very young age in a red those nights and they watch the genetic The expression marking patterns and they found that without a doubt there were significant changes to stress in reward response gene expression that occurred with that first trauma at a young age that were passed on for up to four generations a safe living before they were eventually or sorry at least four generations of safe living before they were eventually eliminated from the DNA so day ever raised these the the subsequent generations with the EPA genetic markers outside of their Genetic Pool in other words because you know we we always thought about g the one of the things about intergenerational transmission of trauma. It's something about the parent is emotionally transmitted somehow transmitted through the caretaking. They do any control like that. That's a great question I have to go back and look But I but but regardless. I think it is more realistic to not do that. Because that is not representative of what we experience in our lives. Typically in our in our lives when we're traumatized and we resolved their trauma. We do traumatize our children and so I think what's interesting in mice in mice you can. Actually you can look at all these different time points because mice don't have the same rights in our society that human humans do and you can section their brains and take samples. Dna over the course of you know all these different time points in their lives and see that you know when a mouse is born a young mouse born from traumatized parent That baby mouse before has been exposed to negative behavior from the parents still has the same or similar changes and so. I think what's most important about all? This is that trauma and a lot of the symptoms that we're experiencing as a result. Louis experiences result of trauma are not permanent. What this is showing us? Is that epigenetics. If these changes are in the EPA Genetic Code. That's a really good sign because epigenetics are modifiable by things that happen in our lives if trauma which can be defined in reductionist way as you know powerful negative intense meaningful experiences one or many and that EPA genetic changes that result in clinical expression of PTSD depression anxiety. And then we see people going through one. Two three extremely intense meaningful positive experiences with psychedelics or with amazing therapists and their symptoms are within with just three doses of medicine and a bunch of psychotherapy basically gone for years afterwards. That could only be the case if it was acting on the same part of the of the genome. And so because that's the only thing that lasts in our bodies for years and years and years passed onto roster so I think it works long right now. It's very exciting with maps and folks at Yale and in USC. And Dr Huda is. We're looking we're looking at is can psychedelic medicine. Using the proper way actually reverse the EPA genetic changes that result from trauma. And can we then use that? Study to explain how the sort of the interface between science and spirituality where where is where does healing her healing occurs by allowing ourselves to feel safe enough to heal and when we feel safe enough to heal. That's when the recovery nervous is on that's where the para sympathetic system gets resources diverted to ward it to facilitate. Hopefully what we will see as EPA genetic remodeling that restores recovery.
Building Strategic Partnerships with Shelley Worrell, Founder of caribBEING
"Tell us what is being and what is your job behind his project. Sir So we actually envisioned a an interesting so when we started we the first very first program that we put up with Bob. Hope for months and really it was about. It was an extension of all of my worth in and I wouldn't say my my work but also my travels right so my undergraduates is cultural studies and with the concentration on Rabin and then in Grad School. I and that's making up with Kirby I am. I always saw content right. Tv though distributed content as being a huge gap in the Caribbean space. Why are we not seeing ourselves? Elected in media Caribbean space. Do you mean like Caribbean however like looking at me Erica programming period right. So whether it's you know programming featuring people crimen stories premium people. I saw that as a huge gas. And and the other thing I had issues with for Sorta you know the way. Tourism is package in the region. So I started Grad school studying cultural heritage tourism and I ended up making a pivot to media studies but both programs are really about addressing these problems directly either through tourism cultural heritage tourism. Which again my life has come full circle and or media or a little bit about like some of the issues that you see in cultural tourism because when okay so I spend a lotta time in like crown heights and flatbush Andy's areas and you know having affinity for like I guess like Dancehall and musical from you know the islands like Calypso Soka. It may be but that's also just because of like influences that I've got as a young person growing up in New York but was Indians like for like people are not familiar with them like they kind of a lot of people on it like a paint them in one brush shirt so I kinda like how certain South Americans are. All the guys are all Mexicans Asians or deemed as you guys are all Chinese when people think like Zinnias. They're like oh you guys are all you guys all speak. Patois guys you must love so for those of us. That are not familiar. You know like. Can you kind of describe? Tell his like what are some issues that you see and you know like how tourism is packaged when it represents you know Caribbean and like just some of the misconceptions where like if you could kind of explained there actually differences between Trinidad Haiti Jamaica Right. Yeah Yeah I mean that's like a whole I mean we do a series on average version but at a couple things that I would mention one thing is when you think about Carnival right here on. Carnival has become wildly popular. Soka is trending around the world. And I talk about this. A lot with my friends In the region as well as here meaning in the region the Caribbean region and become overly. It's like sex tourism right so when you look at Soka you just think about women whining right and and of course but from the culture are not right. It's some it's sort of like this thing that you want to engage in right but there's so in but in a very overtly sexual manner right so you know so I think like the over sexualization of the female body has become like a very prevalent issue in in Carnival Culture. And that's you know throughout the region and and that's really not what carnival is about right. It's what's becoming right. And when you think about like you know carnival now you're thinking you're thinking beads. You're thinking you know that I can go line on somebody right or you know now. It's not only wining on people. I mean you're seeing men are touching women right like without their permission and you know we can be in the talk about this two years ago at the Brooklyn Museum as part of our residency. Because you know women got shot in During Juba because she refused to dance with someone and he just shot her I wa. I heard about that I lived on Rami like Juvie. Has A for people from from those areas. Juve has a juvenile. Tends to always have some issues like recently. I mean there was a lot of news around it right but I mean I think a lot of hype too right so and just misinformation and mischaracterizing the whole event with an associated with violence. So for those of us. That are not familiar with what you say. As is the event that were like the party. I guess it's not a party is the opening of the opening of the night before a day of the car that is correct and it typically starts at three four o'clock in the morning and that's how the tradition was brought here but again because there's so many people participating in Juve and they're and they're repackaging it as something else something that it's not right and not really understanding the roots in the origins of this cultural celebration. Then that's when things start to like to the sexual violence of that point right exactly and then of course it's nighttime so it's very easy to you know for people who are going to do bad things whether to or not come out because there are large people out on the situation right and and so you know. I think that's one of the things about curbing culture that is you know. Sort of like skewing in the wrong direction. It's it's you know the way we've been describing it. It's it's feels like sex tourism almost Like people go to Thailand and different. Tally like people actually really by prostitutes over daylight whereas in right whereas not there's a there isn't like a transaction per se contacts. You know because you feel like you're going to have a transact right right elise like you know the the intention is necessarily like okay like I appreciate what is simple symbolizes is more so like you see like pretty woman and loud outfits that are you scantily clad for lack of a better term and then I can do whatever I want right You know because of course they're dancing in a particular way which may be essential or sex scene look sexual so if feels like a ripe opportunity for some that you can actually engage in this elicit behavior so I mean that was one of the things You know I think that's one of the things that I've been thinking about for for a couple of years now And just observing I am I have to SAMA masquerader. I go to the Carribean a band. I I play mass and I I played. I've played played mass and Guadalupe lightly. Explain what that means for people because you know like when my home is used to some air like I was. I didn't understand what that meant. Cathala terms like right so mass is short for masquerade and during Carnival In most countries in in fact I in every country that I can think of their different groups even Brazil right there. Different groups which Organize around a particular theme right. So let's say we're playing canal street or Chinatown Right. All the costumes in that particular band will have a Chinatown FEM- right and and and actually perform or to participate in. That band is called playing mass right and so in my experience throughout the Caribbean Going to carnival because again. I'm a masquerader whether you know I'm in the French Caribbean or the English. Speaking Caribbean I have not played mass in the Dutch or the Spanish speaking Caribbean or even in North America Because I've played here in Brooklyn as well as in Miami You know I always play mass because I'm a person who cannot just spectate. I want to participate and I've been playing since I was a teenager but now I have been spectating for couple of years and partially because I don't like what I see it and you know and I think it's a little problematic Also getting a little older. I'm not I'm not young but I'm not old so I'm also like to have the energy for that so I want to hear that physical preparation that goes involved. As do I saw the body ribons? Well so I think that kind of dove into growing up in flatbush and And travelling to Caribbean during the summers and The washer ethnic heritages sure. I usually don't talk about it. I always say I'm the Caribbean or hair politician. But both my parents are from Trinidad. So and the unique thing about my parents that's really important to know is both. My parents loved the eldest. My father is one of thirteen. My mother is one of seven. They're both number one and they both were the first to come to America and largely responsible for bringing most of their relatives. They bought their own. They bought everyone. They filed for everyone So parents will mothers because only my grandmother. My grandfather came and aunts uncles and dozens and dozens and dozens of cousins. I come very very large family so my God. Think lease into The because when people like I said earlier when he would think like. You're from Caribbean from a Caribbean nation. Like people don't Associate Jamaica's such a big brand people just automatically. Lake Brand Jamaica is like a real thing right so people just assume like you're Jamaican if you're from the islands you're probably going to eat. Beef patties not even jerk chicken. I don't even think that many people know about jerk chicken Liz. You're from New York
Ashley Blaker: Goy Friendly
"Talk about some. I'm pretty heavy issues. Israel Iran Patriot of Jews. So our next guest is a pretty big leap for us. Ashley Blaker is Jewish standup comedian. He is the first Orthodox Fox Jewish comedian to be given his own BBC. Show Ashley Blaker. GOYA's guide to Judaism which returned to the air in October. Two Thousand Nineteen. Now he's in New York for his latest off off Broadway. Show Ashley Blaker Goi friendly which premieres at the Soho playhouse. On February third and runs through February twenty third. While his previous off-broadway production strictly unorthodox was tailored for Jewish audiences. This one he says is not just for the Jews. It tells the story of how Ashley's close friendship with Muslim. Comedian Imron on. UCS completely changed his life with antisemitic incidents on the rise around the globe and even here in New York actually hopes to make the audience laugh but also understand stand a little bit more about their Jewish neighbors Ashley. Welcome to our studio. Thank you for having me so I have to ask you right out of the gate. anti-semitism is not funny. So how how do you address that topic with humor. Well the reality is I think he's anything can be funny. So I'll let you come to Louis showing judge whether I make. It isn't about antisemitism. I should say that there is actually a section is a band. Semitism thought. I think the more interesting is the fact that that when antisemitism is on the rise there are two ways of dealing with. This is a way of kind of hunkering down. Just going. We're we're now gonNA stick to ourselves and and try and protect ourselves and put up the security barriers and let's have lots of armed guards on the on the door in social ones bags and all of that stuff all you can kind of outreach. As it were and try and engage with the outside world and that's what my shows about about the latter it's about reaching out to the outside world and in a way this makes wants a comedy show. You know hopefully nonstop funny. Sound sound incredibly dry but Hopefully demystify Judaism a little bit. That's certainly one of the aims. Okay well I would say you could do both right. Do the security see the undercover getting having no security either. All kind of you know very good at that accused but I actually my playbill. I wrote a Performance note and for Bates Him. But I said something about how you know very good dividing ourselves as a as an in one of the things into I enjoy doing you mentioned my show strictly and also those I I love bringing choose together because we figured it kind of separating ourselves in so many different ways you know on the whole joke about the Jewish man who lands on a desert island and he builds two synagogues one ones that he'll go to one that he wouldn't ever be seen dead and that's like what we're like but I do think that there is it is an important time to actually reach out a little bit and we can. I think sometimes certainly not in any way suggesting that we. We are in any way a foot four and symptom of course but I sometimes think that actually being too insular. Isn't that helpful. Listen so now you are from the UK so well the Labor Party. I have to ask you about the Labor Party. I'm afraid But it's often regarded as the political liberal party of choice by many Jews in Great Britain. And I'm curious how you dealt with the last election and whether or not you felt politically homeless as I kept had reading about the Jewish community. There didn't myself but I'm sure other people did and I think that yes certainly in the post for many Jews the Labor faulty will have. I've been there home by just as much as the Conservative Party would be for many Liberal Democrat. We have quite a different political system. Should know to to to the Americans as many but yes I mean. It was incredible. What happened over the last few years and how symtas I'm just rose and seem to not be dealt with toll within the Labor Party in? Yeah it was a terrible thing we still really really been dealt with properly gone away. Yeah I know there were. There were several vile things said many vile things said ed by Labour politicians but then also Jeremy Corbyn himself was talking about the lack of irony that many British Jews seem to have. I don't know if you recall that particular. Yes it was Avia. Yeah it was a video I think from a while ago. Actually but he had yes he had said something. And there's a lot of these kind of allusions I think is because they. They caught clever then. They don't outright. This isn't the foul right then marking the street saying killed the Jews. It's a very allusive. Quite clever thing of of Hinson these particular weight alluding that Jews and Israel inflating the to and to you know the whole talking about antisemitism and anti Zionism also that that things that really came along with the Labor Party and I saw something videos of people saying no no we. We're not intimately to we like the right to choose. I think there's that thing of the good news and the bad news and I think that's a really good. Jews has ones March against Israel and kind of write letters to the Guardian saying that we support Sanctioned bedia smell that kind of thing uh-huh and then the ninety five percent of the badges. I mean that's clearly terrible things so it's been a really dark period and I didn't know it'll be interesting to see in the the next four five years. How things change? Have you tried to address it with humor. There over showed. I just did a toll in opened in in May with my friend Imran you mentioned draymond so imminent. He did a tour together called profit sharing actually breaking news in profit sharing seek clever title. And it's not address head on there are other people addressing this head on and the the truth is the way to look on twitter five minutes especially around the time the election to see that kind of Echo Chamber people. Don't WanNa hear they. You know you you tweet. Something about Labor Jeremy Corbyn and immediately comes back. This prepared list of twenty times. Jeremy Corbyn has both a motion ocean in parliament. That's been helpful to community Blah Blah Blah say. No one listens to each other anymore. People just spout the same thing. So I'm not sure engaging in that kind of way addressing head on is that helpful she because people just don't want to listen right. I'm sure it's the same here with trump and I'm sure there are people who are vehemently say one one thing you don't want to listen to the side. Yes that is. That is a problem that area. So I think that's something we've seen a lot particular around brexit and all these issues as we've had in the UK and the F. But so my show anyway. Mike show look comedy show. That's the the the main PARV. So I'll tell you briefly I mean essence shows. It's about yeah. Tell us about the show but then I also want to hear more about Enron and your friendship so the show about my friend she was Enron said. So that's the kind of I think in film in terms they call that the macguffin. He's kind of you know that you heard that term. I'm not familiar with that. So it's like using the original star wars. I think C. Three Po an onto d two of the macguffin that they're the ones like sent off into onto the desert and enter tattooing. They've got the messages item. Thank you the whole plot revolves from. Then there's no actually about them but it starts from them so in a way money's the macguffin hit because is a true story we're good friends we went untold together. And he's very interested custody my life he didn't know much about Judaism me belly of June. We spent many hours together in the call. He was always drawing because he he's Muslim. Couldn't in claiming been drinking and he's always asked me questions and I kind of wanted to teach him about Judaism. But where do you start. We've got six hundred thirteen commandments. It's too long to the call I didn't want to spend money on guests so I thought well I teach him about the Ten Commandments. And we started looking at the Ten Commandments. And I unrealized. They're not that practical you know he doesn't have an ox next all so there's no need to worry about not coveting it and I so I could. Maybe set myself challenge of coming up with my own ten commandments. That I could be a bit more practical. But they could actually explain what it's like to be an Orthodox Jew in two thousand twenty and in a way. It was my friendship with him. That made me reconsider my Judaism. Because she had I've been living as an Orthodox Jew for the best part of twenty years but it's only when an outside comes along install challenging us at you start having to think about it you start thinking about your love. So that's what the shows about and it's about me going through these ten commandments. My New Ten Commandments. antiquing this to him okay. So do you mind sharing a few of the talk commanded if you're the one of them is thou shalt develop obsessive compulsive disorder okay. She's an integral Paulsville so shoot as But we cover branch of Judy. Check that box right exactly. So we cover a lot of these areas we cover kosher food and living in a Jewish area. We talk about the curse of praying public and this covers a lot of ground really comes a lot of ground in the show and then And then the story I keep finished. The story has a continuation because of how Im- reacted and then what we went off did something together which I don't want to spoil because that's the narrative But it's a pretty funny chairman. I it really is. I'm super proud of it. So you say I did. This show could street Lennox. It was aimed at a Jewish audience. All Jews knock. He's also dogs. Reform Perform Conservative unaffiliated. But Still Jews and I think it's a really. I really wanted to do something. Everyone could cutting joy That would be in a language WIGGs. Everyone can understand but the is serious does not scrimp on the jokes atone. It's the funniest show of ever done this by miles miles because I've already but still called the serious stuff when we do discuss antisemitism and there are some real takeaways well foam it excellent zone. The show's name. Is Ashley. Blaker friendly it's at the Soho playhouse here in New York City from February third to twenty-third. Thank you for joining us. Thank
Behind the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
"The nineteen ninety five assassination of prime minister. Yitzhak Rabin was a cataclysmic event in Israeli history it was the first nail in the coffin of the peace movement that Rabin himself had helped birth Israeli security forces had always. He's assumed that threats to the prime minister would come from Israel's foreign enemies like Iran or Syria or from Palestinians. The the idea that a Jewish person would murder. The prime minister was inconceivable. Almost until the moment that Yigal Amir pulled the trigger. I'm your was then a twenty five year old law student at Bar Ilan University and he decided to throw his promising life away in order to kill a prime minister stor who he feared was ruining Israel by contemplating giving land to Palestinians now twenty five years later Israeli filmmaker. Tehran Silberman has created a moving thrilling dramatic recreation of those awful days leading up to the assassination with his film. Incitement incitement won the twenty nineteen. Oh Fear Prize for best picture. Israel's equivalent of the Academy Awards and is now playing in limited release here in the United States. Your own joins us now to talk about the movie and share his perspective on the State of politics and extremism in Israel. You're on thank you so much for joining us my pleasure. Thank you say now before we dive in. I just want to tell you when I found out that this interview is a possibility. I decided decided I would go and see the show and I went with my best friend last week. Alex and I went. We saw the movie. It was beautiful it was haunting it was powerful and then my sister Mr. My older sister found out that I had gone and she was furious at me. I said I don't understand why you would go. You wouldn't tell me okay fine. She has a point I get it and she says don't worry about it. I'll go with a friend and so she goes to the movie on Saturday night and I get this tax from her movies about to start but look who's sitting like to rose rose up and it's a picture of President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton preparing to enjoy the film. And then I found out that Bill Clinton spoke afterwards words and so she doesn't get to be mad anymore. That's like you will your own like I said you've made a beautiful haunting powerful powerful film and I hope our listeners will seek it out in their home cities. We're not going to spoil anything about the movie because it hues very very closely to real world events but I wanted to dive deep into some of the choices that you made when you were creating and I want to start with the name of the movie which in English is incitement and in Hebrew Hebrew is Yamile Neuro team which refers to its base. And that's basically the Hebrew way of saying high holidays like Russia on Yom Kippur but literally it means those awful days and I was wondering what went into those two names of the movie. Okay so I. I met title that I gave the movie. Career Group humanoid him the reason being because yeah. It's a double play. A on those dates were really really terrible. Days for spectrums of political ideas and all sectors of the Israeli society. Such as you know you have the bombs on one hand the explosions and you have of course this nation nations which is a terrible traumatic events. So these were horrible days at the same time as you said rightfully so that it's the holidays elites which means these days. And they all four days of atonement days of soul-searching days of asking for forgiveness. And and I think the movie is also so much about that making you know for the society and all about their involved in all over the world metairie worth SOC- nation deal society under in extreme tension that the violence erupts. It's about soul-searching would do wrong. We have stopped it and does does. Of course we're involved in actual actions that led to the events. So that's why you had the other meaning. That was so important in English. Rush there is no double meaning to these words translation so anti choose and you want and I thought about you know what would be the right one and I wanted something again will encompass an important issue because I find this nation to ignite something very important discourse important conversation within society especially especially these days and all over the world and I felt incitement captured that essence of you know at the end of the day that for the film rights to show how the you know working of that and how hopefully in the future will be better citizens and now the movie follows Eagle Amir Era Rabin's assassin in the year or so leading up to the murder. Although it doesn't actually reveal the name of the character of the murder I think e Gol Amir's name is I said probably ten or twenty minutes into the film but it shows his romantic challenges. It shows the Anti Mizraki racism. That he he faced as a Yemenite Israeli. It shows his tough ideological mother in some respects. It seems to indicate that he was incited not only by politicians and by rabbis but also by his circumstances and one thing that I was wondering is whether the movie is too sympathetic toward him. Well it's got the door because at the end of the day saination and them and somebody who kills a prime minister that was pushing for peace peace between the two people that were in the whole styling Stephen Hall style relationships and therefore somebody who kills somebody and fight for peace. I think has to be a you know not somebody at the end of the day that you root for or for him at or however hey I I did want to tell a true story on his story about that person. I mean not about him. The stories about robbings summation but through the eyes of the fifth. And why. Don't you describe guessing. On a psychological level psychological thriller genre that they see. This movie belongs to then you have to tell all sides and these aside we then I discovered during the research so I want to tell the story in more rounded way so that we can look you you know into the eyes of their be as we say and get as much insight out of the story that you know that truthfulness will will bring about. So that's why I went with all the ways the first to say. Oh I'm not going to be a girlfriend that they were you know going through a journey tour getting married. You know because if I'm not telling that I'm not showing one asking. Do you know how this relationship ended. And I'M NOT GONNA say for not to sport it that there is a wave rape and and that has to do his temperament after and behavior also right. It affects him complete. I have to be both on otherwise wants to be here. So much of the drama in the movie comes from these small moments between Amir and his girlfriend between Amir and his mother or especially between when his father. How much of those quiet dialogues with his personal dialogues? Were you able to reconstruct based on interviews and research as opposed to you know. What did you kind? You have to simply imagine where leads the nation because the events themselves are oil based on research and words and auster researching for several years reading everything that he had to say that the setting Corp investigation in the national inquiry. I gotTA handles awake. Speaks speaks and logic and demeanor and I use debt extended that into these particular conversation. I was present but all these answers all the dot. Hello he's actually part of language and large so the answer is the combination rabbi's in many ways are some of the bad guys of the film and Rabbinic texts these kind of fundamental rabbinic texts. That underpins so much of Judaism today are shown as like these Arcane Arcane manuscripts that give a mere kind of pseudo moral backing my monetize the Rambam he turns to him in order to justify killing killing robbing. And it's true that extremists often find support in fundamentalist interpretations of Rabbinic tax of religious tax. Not only in Judaism and I and Islam and Christianity. I'm wondering what you think about that characterization and I'm also wondering if you think that the political left in Israel could benefit politically Kalihi from a greater fluency in those tax integrator embrace of a Jewish religion slanted more in their favor whether they could do that without compromising on those values and whether that might bolster the moral ground that they stand on okay so you you asked two questions and each one of them as you know many many answers but there are complex questions. But I'll try to address whatever it can within the time to have so first about read by you. Know I'd be definitely are already rabbis. Of course in Israel that would be a complete misleading. I'm showing rabbi. That are Meinie From the Herliman. You know The West Bank rabbis rabbis of settlements of leading settlements. And and I think that that proclaim the true story here and I'm not saying that everybody because that would be wrong of me but too many you know too many to inference nation. That was too many and yes. They use the scripture and there was a conversation about this book because Scripture Blight to robbing the nation and I think it was a huge mistake. Terrible mistake between cited for this nation. So I'm standing guided and yeah most showing Footage you know and you see what people say and it's only two single version but I wouldn't say the generalized that about all the religious population death not or read by that would be uncertain to say and wrong. So that's on that level but I do you know still still be a very very critical of many many rabbis that incited now and for your second question about whether the left should know more jails to know that many many figures the leading figures in the left on the left side of very well versed with religious scripture and everything thing religious. So it's not that they're not I I'll give you one example. She's norger like with with the booby. Shulamit Aloni name. She needs to be a prominent person and left founder of the Merits Party Foreign Minister of Education exactly and she thinks there and she says already in Austin boggles to massacre curse she goes on TV in the movie and see that the guy when she says that whoever listen carefully to the cold was poking on route shave our to the a settlement radio channel and wherever listen to you know we're rabbi said you did it was coming so she knew and she says she she referred to it because she knew that she knew and also if you stick store knowledge of religious scripture matters La La more thanks art is huge and deep. So it's not just a mess you know doesn't know they know going to help you in any way because I don't think that's viewed the argument. The argument liberal say that religious. Some tastic but that's individuals business and it should not affect the state uh-huh and also that these were is democratic Jewish state yes but democratic before everything else. That's what libro would say to you so I don't think there's an issue with the religion issue between left and religion. You're on let me just close with one final question. Incitements or habitat in. Hebrew has become a kind of buzzword in Israel today anytime any politician criticizes and other. It's hustle tides incitement. Whether they're coming from the left or the right you know you see you see the prime minister you see his opponents. Everyone is accusing everyone of inciting everyone else. What is this movie half to say about incitement extremism and the state of politics in Israel today? Well I think that the scores in many many cases you need sweat today on this level of politicians and also just leader etc crossed crossed a line where followers of the person that says that stuff. Could you know use particular words and inflict extreme violent one other person or group and I think that's where we are he's and you've seen time and again especially near elections near you know important events that happened politically. So Yeah I think we cross the line I think you see that also in the United States with Donald Trump and at the end of the day it's terrible and should be stopped but that doesn't you mean we can criticize in protest at all being critically super important for good citizenship and for society to progress and also You know again proteins. Issue's important tool of society as long as you do it without inciting to violence. That's the limit and I think that people cross the line urine. Thank you for making making this beautiful movie. Congratulations on the awards and on its run here in America and good luck on all your future endeavors. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I appreciate this conversation patient.
Magic Mushrooms: Mycocycle's Joanne Rodriguez
"After my honeymoon hiatus twenty twenty is going to be a huge year for innovation within the realm of sustainability. And it just made sense to to ring in the New Year with Joanne. Rodriguez founder of micro cycle. And I'll let her explain exactly what they're doing. This company is so insanely cool. And I know we're all about to learn a lot so thinking which Rabin you this morning. Oh Amy thanks for having me and I'm honored to be kicking off the year with you. So look I I tell you about micro cycle. We are using mushrooms to process. Toxins out of waste so we could divert them from landfill and that is like I mean that's at a high level and we'll break it down but before we get into all the micro cycle stuff. I mean to use mushrooms to break down toxic. Waste like you had had to had a hell of a career before that to come up with this idea so walk me through your professional crimeline a little bit. How did you get to run a company? That's using mushrooms is to clean up building. Waste what sparked your passion or sustainability goodness. I mean I think I've always had it. I've been in construction products and materials as for thirty years and for sixteen of those. I worked for a manufacturer of commercial roofing and waterproofing products and lead sustainability efforts for them but I was always involved in environmental efforts even prior to that in the idea that you know this going back to the three Rs Nimby the you know not in my backyard and reduce reuse recycle was ever present. That went back to college days so fast forward and I had the the opportunity to participate allow high level CA meanings green booze and resilient cities summits and really got a keen understanding. Being a what it meant to try to zero waste and we found with our products. We couldn't do that so fast. Forward to a few years ago I left the company. I just felt I may do more. I can have a greater impact in my life. You know how did I want to spend the rest of my life in my professional career and it took me in this direction a Wanting to find a way to tackle the industry's waste problem. The roofing and waterproofing the building construction material issue so in October twenty eighteen. I started Michael Cycle. My research led me to understanding that that fungi mushrooms are powerful are full healers of our planet and dist- took me down this road of how could we commercialize us as a technology to get it out of out of the forced I in into the economy. How could we apply this to solve a huge issue? I think everybody has some obviously familiarity with mushrooms whether it's the kind that's in your resort or the kind that like my roommate used to bring to a concert but you know what a lot of people may not know is like really the role that mushrooms play in our ecosystem. A lot of people think they're gross. A lot of people think that they belong on pizza. And I don't think that people really knows you know the mission of the mushroom. So what exactly exactly does micro cycle do in. How do you guys use the mushrooms to do it? So we have targeted toxins like like a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. Say That three times fast. I will break you down. Ph which are universally recognized. As being carcinogen I and and really bad for the environment right for the water for the soil for the air satellites which are another stream and then heavy metals you talking arsenic zinc lead and harnessing the power than of mushrooms of fungi. Their powerful healers of our planet the resilient they've always done that they're really nature's decompose irs and so using bio mimicry. If you will mimicking their actions and putting it into control technology we apply that to waste streams to process the toxins out so we can make them nontoxic and then reuse those materials serials in the manufacturer of new products. We don't manufacture anything but we provide the service of controlling the detoxification of these materials. So they could be reused because right now they're all going to landfill and I know you guys know there's only eighteen years of landfill space left in. We need to do something we need to disrupt this industry me and we decided that mushrooms are are Trojan. Horse as how we'RE GONNA DO WE'RE GONNA change the thinking and move into a circular economy model title and really try to not just kick the can down the road but try to create a new value stream from the byproducts. How long does the detects process take typically exactly two to four weeks as we start to scale our BETA? WE'VE GOT OUR OUR LAB. Mvp We know it works in the lab. We validate a bat so for scaling. The Beta. That'll give us a great idea. To know how much inoculate it will take to work on the materials and how long mass amount of materials take to break down but but we don't believe that it would be any longer than four weeks and it could be as quickly as two weeks so company comes to you or you know like a roofing company or construction site in there talking to you and you go out and I do like an audit. Do you see what materials feels. They're using how do you know what exactly you guys are going to be able to do for the companies for sure you know we're GonNa go out and take a look at what they have and run a a little bit of environmental quality testing on the materials. Were able to then establish the protocol if you will for processing the materials us and so never trying to reinvent the wheel and it might be because of thirty years of business experience. I know if we if we don't create a process that's easy easy to apply. People won't use it so we want to deliver an engineered ecosystem that can be housed inside right so it we can do it. Coast to coast year round. We want to emulate the process of what happens in nature. So we're GONNA take that and deliver it within the engineered ecosystem and processed the toxins. Apply it and it. It's basically a train the trainer so the people that use our process will help them will guide them. We'll test materials materials on the front end will test materials invalidated on the back end and then they're pretty much off to the races in licensing the technology and applying it on wholesale on site. What kind of like? What species of mushroom are you using? Does that play a role like is there are different species at work. Some that don't work. How do you kind of get all of the resources that you need to be able to kind of? Close the loop on this solution sure. They're they're the white rot mushrooms. It's just a whole host of species if you will. We've done a lot of testing taking it from you. Know Sixteen down six strains down to three that we see to be most effective. But we've got a lot of variance in there in what we apply. Howie apply it how we use it without giving too much of the secret to a secret sauce away? But I mean you can read and see what's been effective on P. A. H. and phthalates Alex and this is open source information in our process. We've applied different techniques and different methodologies to to be able to protect protect the Ip but to be able to apply it consistently as a deliverable. So yeah it. There's an entire strain of fungi that are known to you. Use digestive enzymes to break down larger multi ring hydrocarbon chains and to hyper accumulate the heavy metals on the fruiting body. So so I do want to point out. That mushrooms are pretty fruiting bodies that we see the foods that we eat. Fungi is the entire organism. So just to make that distinction before you know you get an email. Say she doesn't know what she's talking about. It's easier just to reference mushrooms because that's what you see right. My Celia are the root structure that are delivering the network of enzyme breakdown. The chemicals so the my Celia and the mushrooms are part of the entire organism. That is the fungi
Voice Beyond Weather and Music with the Co-Founders of VoxxUp
"Now I know both of you are all about encouraging the voice tech world to think beyond whether music why do you think. The voice channel is underutilized in spite of the exploding adoption and Sunday. Start with you. I think the basic reason here is this. Particular Channel is still clearing that you glazed brands to brands ousted. Lot really last. This particular channel to engage with the customers veto to their customers in a meaningful manner which again brings gloves to the question. As to why are they not using the journal would effectively which we believe in this basically comes from interaction what action with a number of prospects and planes that have been working with right. I think it boils down to three things. One is. People are obeyed off off the exploding adoption of ways and smart speakers and You know the numbers are published regularly. But this didn't understand as to what is the use case that they can today the loss lack of education especially when the decision because as to how they can meaningfully engaged with the second Christian that the always face redoubt prospects and customers Hobie blue that skill or election exists somehow been only I believe that if they have say still have to market but some of that doesn't do for the voice skills our actions that they have still not able what do we aligned with the fact that that would also require a marketing make glove air in and there is an action awful brand with that that you can get into things and last but not least is the vision of Ottawa Everyone says okay. If you do this what is the auto identikit. And because of the spill Waverley as merely. Don't have a lot of the Matrix two pools that okay. This is what okay your customer kicks. Rabin Please Bay explicit all your amd market your brand of interest would increase planes and so on and so I think education and the understanding about marketing. His skills in action is also part of creating these things and the absence of metrics on three things instead. I believe that brands are not really placing the battalion. The Nicholas you know one more part to be added to that if you really look at that Voices relatively new. Oh and boys get be heavily utilized once you know part of our day to day life credit union. Now if you really look at that There is a slight I changing day. Track to scrape. That happens with the venue started jumping into the computer and the mobile revolution. Everything ready you know it all recurred. Some 'em I'm on the behavioral change to adopt that New China. I think over time everybody want offer all that our customers would be more comfortable to ask. Coast into this Dubai's these days. We know that we can get a lot of answers from Alexa Google home but you know how do you make it or activity that is adoption. It takes some time and but over the time you get better with that and more comfortable with that. That is a time we will have a lot of utility use cases can be easily deployed. You Oh you walk into your home and say you know what my next utility bills to pay or you ask your You know smart do is when is my how many more days for my vacation and when is my mortgage I believe do right. You know all these and be really comfortably asked it. Takes some behavioral changes for me matter of time to exploit and it is happening slowly and the the product British on. Yeah I think all the points both of you made are very true. I think that we're seeing that quite often. So what are some real use cases that brands can explore floor. That maybe they haven't thought of and can you share some of the interesting use cases you're dealing with large clients around the world. I think we have been grateful to look on pretty forward looking use cases when somebody nights claims across the blue out example Bank in Singapore and this is pretty large bank one hundred ninety billion dollars in assets under management stock use case we want to build a basic prisons on Weiss Sunderland. They prefer better weekly. You would be surprised to know even though Alexa Command sixty five percent of the market in the US in exactly clearly diverse in Southeast Asia in Southeast Asia in metrics dating attorney wasn't at the market is a group to Google the order to create a basic results me see basic prisons. It's almost like a of ABC's like information on the way center. So for example can warm and get all the information about the bankable Kabila Offerings that leadership their contact details and so on and so forth disbanding That's this doctor. And now they're talking about much. Water use is talking about the fact and they haven't glue uses the relationship. Managers can use screwing home to get a quick update. It'll be morning only media marketing the ruler so that they're really radi calls from the clients and is one of the next thing is Abo- They execute is able to get phonics. Lead it's to keep from being marketed in the day basking legal on this and it gets really extreme end market looses. These not only in good talking about. How can they have customers? Noel Skaters it does is basking Speakers and this mechanism of connecting Abandoned Las Vegas. Vu Editing bus entire so these are the use cases with victory and a very diverse industry and a surprising industry which is experimenting very very much with the voice technologies divine in spirits industry so reworking California based UELI richest probably buying in certain things and we answered also survey luxury working. And you're not that skill in the next fifteen was nearest. He's so what they are trying to do. is obviously to have a basic business with the leaders of the minority and the story behind the vanity and their products on this panel the tunnel when they went a couple of steps ahead and say I won't be Oscar. Excel as to wade. They can find a stool. Nia Dave's gold H Rankin just ask Alex. Tell me what can pick the next visit right and they should be able to locate a stool near the another very interesting use case that they are doing is can push a discount coupon to this particular channel which can be sent across immediately to League which they can be more to come a dependency of interesting use kids which I think sooner or later would be something that every detail it would retain because this becomes the Gus Waiting to see
Martini celebrates the festive season with a limited-edition Negroni chocolate collection created by Paul A. Young
"The beloved Italian Coktail Negroni is one hundred years old this year and the Shuki pull a young has been asked by Martini to concoct brand new chocolate to mark the occasion. Well Uncles Ben. Ryland sat down with Paula. littler Elliot to talk about the creative and practical processes of marrying chocolate with such such a famous drink. Plus they enjoyed a little bit of tasting along the way I have the great privilege of being approached by fantastic brands And a half to love the brand and all I have to love the product that the brand of created and for me it has to be natural. Ashby pure and ask interesting. And I've known the Martini brand for for decades. I remember adverts in the nineteen eighties with a particular on roller skates. trae Martini and the any time any place. Any were to have a Martini so so it was. It was always a happy memory for me. So when they approach and said we've got these new reserve special and brought on Rubino for Moose my East pricked up because I'm not a beer drinker. Call volume alcohol drinker. Let one night champagne and spirits. But I like Negroni old-fashioned says bitter sweet flavors because you can have them over ice on their own stop blending them and for me. Obviously I have to blend into the chocolate. So the challenge for me was taking the two commutes on brought her which is a a number color and the Rabin which is this ruby color from youth and taste them dilute pair them with chocolate. Let's try and find a combination that celebrates negroni because the centenary celebration of Negroni without the chocolate distorting the flavors and characters in the botanical in the two Moose but also the vermouth are very complex. And they've got that distinct bitter sweetness to they can easily distort the chocolate as well so it was actually an opportunity for me to work with them on getting that balance. Absolutely right Let's take quite a long time. We always think about the delicacies Kasese that can go with a glass of wine for example. What it it's fairly common knowledge that certain foods should go with a glass of wine? Don't sit down to a lovely gloss of red wine and then and and then tuck into a box of chips not good idea that we often don't think about that same sort of methodology when it comes to pairing something something we chocolate. How do you know what goes well with chocolate? It's a really good question in two parts to it. When I when I first started in chocolate a quite few years I would be guilty? If you've ever analyzing and I think it it's the way some people take chocolate which is if you're doing it professionally or academically you do have to have a process of pinpointing and finding all of us delicate compounds flavors and tastes to the point where you're deciding whether this chocolate is fine. Quality with beans have been fermented well of picked well or and so on and so you really digging in Bolt for me when it comes down to it. I have to take it back to base level when I smell it smell texture to like the taste from beginning middle and end and Roy after the after taste does it work with ingredients and now you get people who will say what wine and chocolate hard to pair. I find it very easy to pair. That's because I've tasted a lot of chocolate and a lot of wine and I can think about those flavors starting out and you taste piece of chocolate. How would you know which one to pick their hundreds if not thousands of them on the shelf to boy Oy? It's really difficult and all I say is by and tastes and eat what you like. Try It if you think it doesn't work. You're probably right because you own your tongue on your taste spots. And if it pairs well great. An I have always with all my tastings and events set to people if you prefer eating or milk white or dark chocolate with a cup of tea fantastic few think it works for you. It probably does but when it comes down to do you like if you do great no matter what anybody else says because you a half to want to eat again and again and again I'm almost runner of the cadbury cream egg at with the woman dipping hurt chips into a cream egg. Yeah well salty and sweet is massive business. The chocolate industry tree lady is not as crazy as she looked. She has no But I I do have a box of beautiful chocolates in front of me and you just pulled me a gloss of the move which was very kind of you for this time of day. A little SIP exactly Tell me tell me first. What vermouth measuring? This has gone brought us. This is the amber colored very light fresh smell wise. I've got fruit and it has to me sympathy botanical. Medicinal that's not meant to be a negative Tiv- term. I remember as a child having buttercup Syrup as a medicine and Dundee Line serapis kind of things those botanical can pass over very successfully into a Moose yes and drinks and this has that element of bitter sweet to it which if you think about bittersweet flavor dark chocolate is bittersweet already got a really good foundation and having having having a taste It's light on the tongue but the aftertaste is really really long It's beautiful sweet as well. But not over not overpowering only switch cleverly made it very sweet not overly sweet at the beginning and then this kind of botanical bitter dryness comes in the end and the chocolate made with it is the blue and gold marbled finish which represents the best colors on the buttocks. It's a beautiful bottle. Ferry Italian design obviously and sticking with Martini brand absolutely. I think if you are familiar with the Martini a line of Vermouth e you probably would be impressed by this particular RESERVA SPATULA pull. Educate me on how I should be eating the chocolates with the truth. We've had a drink of Mussa. Still got the flavor. There have a bite of one of the chocolates list. It's the blue and gold when it has a very soft center of white chocolate. We've got some Bombay Sapphire Gin. We've the VERMOUTH in there. Got Some Madagascans chocolate. which is thought delicate fruity chocolate? And very little else the predominant ingredient in that is the vermouth because I wanted that flavor to to last on the tongue. And it's it's a gorgeous balance. The dark chocolate is just bitter sweet enough like the vermouth. Once you've had the first bite and it's melted and swallowed. I have a bit more. Vermouth just passed me. A A glass of Rabin now I suppose that means that well to be polite I would have to try some of this. You would have to try that one as well this array of full of flavor for me I get kind of a smell of time leaves and herb Leary is very very very smooth. A little a bit Rich in feeling flavor and that's represented in the chocolate as well. We've got that lovely Madagascar chocolate again. But they could nash the filling inside. I just heavier more full needs a bit more impact. Bit more strength to it. So it doesn't get lost in the Renault so now that we've had some of the redeem we should be tasting some of the chocolate or I'd have made the chocolates a half dome a very smooth surface and a dark chocolate can inside Very very different indeed this one. Yeah very dock inside and a much more pungent hit it take. It took a long time to find the right chocolates to work with the to the most because Kosta so complex for example. If you choose orange which I love chocolate and orange you instantly got. I honestly know which chocolate to put with it to get that nostalgic fail. I love chocolate orange. What this it was? Try again try again try again. It's absolutely fantastic. The opportunity to have something that is quite unusual all to work with both familiar. It's funny how I haven't had either the Vermouth to start with but the familiarity and some of the botanical in. I don't know where that's from. I'm from my many years past of tasting and eating but there is something in them and all my team who tried to. There's something in recognized but I don't know what it is. I think a lot of people might say I've I've never had vermouth on its own. I've had a Martini Shaken oster Martini or I've had it as a mix of had it in an aground. Have I had it with chocolate would would I tried it if it wasn't in the chocolate maybe not so my job and my responsibility is just to inspire people to try something different. Because that's what I've had the opportunity. It's due to create the chocolates. I think you've done very well. Thank you so much. That was really
Tel Aviv The First City To Become Totally Accessible To The Blind
"Welcome to the promise. PODCAST brought to you on T. The L. V.. One the voice of the first city on Earth to resolve to become fully accessible to the visually impaired this by pairing with the inclusion a and accessibility hardware and software company. Right here. That's here H. E. A. R. of or pertaining to oral or auditory perception. which genius is at right? Here are using their technology to teach Tel Aviv streets and buildings to make themselves known to blind people and to guide blind folks to where they want to go so as they win their way through the city to do this right here in. The city are posting tiny broadcast modules at regular intervals on the streets on Lampposts Street. Three times and such an inside important structures like supermarkets government buildings hospitals bars and such and using them to create a detailed Mesh network map of whatever one might want to find betwixt and between these places among public outdoor spaces. The city and right here are starting by accessible izing even vural street. Which is the address of City Hall and Robin Square and is a major artery leading to the heart of the city? A conduit for the city's lifeblood a useful vessel for anyone wishing into navigate the town arguably the most sanitary and Lapidary capillary in Tel Aviv. Eager to see how this all works. I downloaded the APP. Got On my bike and went to robbing square and started started to walk in the direction of City Hall. And this is what I heard heading North Direction. Accuracy is high you aren't IBM Viral Street. sixty-nine tell your foe. Oh heading North Bogan. Three o'clock uncoupling me. Six o'clock undoubtedly affiliates Huckabee. Twelve o'clock doc kikoko been seven o'clock Elliott tel-aviv. Eleven o'clock which is to say in my very first minute of walking. I was directed to to a bar. A bank. The memorial Prime Minister Rabin's assassination and then robbing square. Where all the big demonstrations are end to city hall where the City Council meets all of? which if you're me and I'm pretty sure that you are is the very definition of a day well spent and arguably nothing captures the spirit of the city? We love so well Tel Aviv. Jaffa better than pavement meant and beams and concrete high tech being given voice so that everyone but everyone can enjoy these. Splendid bounty of the splendid city
Brock Pierce Discuss the Future of Bitcoin
"Letting them award show today my guest is we'll see on home while I I mean glad to be here in London we just came light L. Rabin Doctor Doom Yup toned as the and I think he took the award for like you know fly the big smaller sizes go on I don't really sit the middle is punch it was quite to listen to be both and treat them with respect even if you disagree everyone is offended the left won't talk to the right the right won't talk to the left red versus blue other with respect to try and take the time to understand someone's perspective and range can happen in a world where we're unwilling to engage each it forward I mean it's back to like maximalism right I'm not so you know it's back to like the willingness to respect and and the whole everything else to shoot two and Blah I like time base is it dude other but what I don't get Norio and I are very friendly tone and I mean we've been friends Axum Elizabeth to be involved get into a spice like bitcoin let's get to not open minded enough to go beyond that and think that maybe there's something else special it's GonNa come from most of the maximalism and it doesn't need to be Bitcoin I can be any anything versus keeping an open mind and saying I don't know I close my mind to a potential future what about bitcoin. SP BITCOIN SV might end up being better bitcoin you know that I don't know well uh-huh Crypto is still in a prototype state most it doesn't scale for the most it it's starting to exactly and easy I'd rooms we've seen Nori and as long as you're always fighting you know you're not gonNA make progress with people compromises I know you're doing a little Puerto Rico you everywhere you know what's going on especially Saudi thing that's going on in Brooksville why the you said you know flies when I realized anywhere in the world I went little social capital financial capital spiritual capital and in not schol responsibility which is if people will follow me anywhere let as everybody else was leaving Puerto Rico I said I'm going to go move to Puerto Rico and let's see if people but the early data is pretty compelling and you know a startup the blockchain I mean there's a lot of startup hubs it are trying to grab it's like the only place you can live zero percent capital gains and four percent in two thousand people didn't come to Puerto Rico because I went there I about the history I talked about how they were the first state that's not the fifty first state but the forgotten state sure about moving and then yeah great great come visit and I'm like did I tell you about the taxes on them the United States how we're taxed you know we're taxed on every trade just and you're an American you almost have to live in Puerto Rico or you have to renounce to track every one of those short term capital gains
Can an app make the call on baseball umpires?
"It it's like money ble for Umpires from American public media this is marketplace tack demystifying the Digital Economy. I'm gotten wrong I asked Williams what's the idea behind turning the spotlight on the Yom's umpires on average make fourteen bad calls a game so that's make those instances less frequent over the summer robot umpires helped officiate minor league game the goal is not only to improve accuracy the calls but despite on behind home plate I think there's a great opportunity here as well just for fans to learn more about how it is to be an umpire the profession itself and Technology that tells you where the strike zone is and shows you the accuracy rate but yet behind home plate these umpires have to do it the old fashioned way just by human judgement and they WANNA make it free right well baseball is a game of nights and nine innings nine people in the field and I thought ninety nine cents was roughly one point six errors per inning that can dramatically impact game so it's really interesting to say will what areas are they weakest in market inefficiencies and squeeze every last bit of productivity out of their players but another issue is when an umpire gets a call wrong and Major League Baseball is trying years and I'm sure by fans that the Jacksons are occurring in part because of disputes of calls behind home plate so there is a need to improve what's going on all that can be used by major league baseball could be used by themselves really the study they're blind spots areas where they could improve that was going to ask you about the scrutiny this year was over two hundred twenty ejections it was thirty five percent greater than it was last year so there is increased frustration by players and manager how could improve it. I was GONNA ask you you of course are a finance professor this APP is it's going to cost us a book to to download former dramatically behind home plate there is no technology at all the fans when we're watching on TV or if you're livestream and you have access it up the game to get more butts in the seats Boston University professor Mark Williams thinks there's a way to use technology to make human better at their jobs before we turn the reins over to the bots he launched an APP that serves as a kind of digital baseball card for empires it's called up scores you can see how many calls have given empire has historic right proverbial emails and letters about that aren't doing the job right well the hope here is that this APP is really going to highlight those really strong ops and also give a tool vampires and how it could change the game it sounds like you think they do need more help from technology is that fair absolutely I think human collaboration with technology will improve outright it this labor of love I I don't expect to break even at all on this but I do expect to help fans and hopefully better the game through the for example some do really well in domes others not so much scrutinized to that extent where coaches are throwing red flags and asking that A strike call be reviewed well right now the Jackson rates humans make mistakes are we worried about sort of call reviews and things like that like we see in in certainly the NFL I mean our umpires going to be range of being able to jump Mark Williams developed an APP called up score grades umps and also shows us that weather conditions affect certain empires just like it does the player now for some related links Williams a red sox fan told me that he imagines one day fans will turn his into a sort of fantasy sports game so instead you know there are certain ups for example that do very well in certain parks there's certain upset do very well with certain pitchers and certain teams so the data's there drafting a shortstop and getting points when he hits a homer you'll be drafting umpires get points for their accuracy behind the plate it sounds crazy but I also thought I'd Rabin a fantasy Gulf league and if you're not into fantasy umpiring quite yet you might be interested in a different new Athens evaluates a pitcher's performance instead in all I'm doing is really creating the analytics so is mlb going to ask you if if they should be using this app they are the are the fans going to be able to sort of called pitch greater there's a piece about it on the ringer it was developed by Wayne boil a long island engineer who spent decades designing audio equipment he only at the APP to help his kid make his high school baseball team. The APP takes pitch data and tries to predict the batter's weaknesses strengths and most importantly how to exploit them after James we've got more INFO on marketplace tech dot Org and according to the trade publication baseball reference like we told you earlier baseball is trying to do what it can news in a given game last year that number was a record high four point three six that's an awful lot of time for peanuts and Cracker Jack Eight which means less money for teams but the League isn't just talking about robot arms to speed things up officials say they're discussing limiting the number of pitchers at team can to speed up the game because slower games means fewer ticket sales attendance has declined for six of the past seven seasons and fewer admissions means a lower college baseball team started using the APP it became boils new source of income he charges seventy five hundred dollars a year for amateur teams and fifteen thousand dollars a year for protein with the world series just around the corner were hearing a lot about player's stats teams have been taught to use baseball's copious amounts of data to exploit I'm a dealer and that's marketplace tech this is APN. 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Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat
"History is littered with great political comeback fodders. You think of Churchill Menzies do goal Nixon John Howard here in Australia by Japan Mahattaya in Malaysia well at Benjamin Netanyahu to the list region off time and again and against all the odds. He's bounceback with tremendous force to win a fifth term as Israel's prime minister now to he more about Netanyahu's triumph, and what it means for the Middle East. Let's he from one of Israel's most prominent commentators Yari is an Israel by Philo at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He's author of among other books toward Israel Palestinian disengagement. I heard welcome to IB radio. Thank you for having. How do you account for Netanyahu's victory? Well, number one is to us. Over these comes to running election campaign and years, the manage the compaign alone single handed with a bunch of twenty five year old. Kids who were doing the social media for him. But the main polls is probably the fact that the majority if we want of the Israeli voters in that make me on Yahoo has heavies Dayton called and be charged with corruption breach of its then that team do that. And let's see what the decision of the court is. But in the meantime, according to the Israeli low lasts long before stepping Netanyahu became prime minister. He's allowed to stay in office until convicted at the last instance of the supreme court just. Oh. He's been accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts in exchange for five years as well as cutting Elissa deals with media publishes now what he have to deal with these in Lockley document by this attorney general in Israel on charges of robbery and fraud. He has a there will be Irie. Which is the the is system. The lawyers Donyo will have the option to present the case of the defense to the attorney general, and then he has to make a decision on whether to press charges and exactly what charges had cases befall politicians in which the hearing change the decision of the general. So he denies wrongdoing, but he might have to step down as he fought the charges, but couldn't Yahoo push legislation grinding immunity to a sitting prime minister that's conceivable, isn't it. Oh, no. Netanyahu, according to Israel. You know, does not have to set down. And in fact, before foaming is next government the coalition government. He's going to secure the commitment of all these potential partners that the current low will be respected that means that baby can stay by means there and at the same time face trial. This is the low by the way, this low is exclusively for four prime ministers. It doesn't apply to ministers members of parliament, etc. Kinda victory some site that he's close relationship with President Trump helped. And if you think about Trump's coal for a US embassy in Jerusalem, US recognition of Israel sovereignty in the goal and hearts stash with Syria and the designation just last week of Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard corps as a terror organization to what extent to that. All of that help Netanyahu secure a fifth term. I think it does Netanyahu. That is is. His generally, including many of those who despised and we'd like to see him gone. They only create his qualities as an international statement. And I would like to point out if I may that even more than Trump, it is is close relationship with letting Putin that help begin because he's to today's early that he's in the position to have the air force start consistently against Iranian targets in Syria. And Mr Putin does not do anything to stop it. Although he has the air force. And the defense batteries underground in Syria that is intriguing because baby Netanyahu has also reached out to many of the SUNY Arabs in the Gulf states, and of course agent and clearly that move is primarily motivated by a joint fear of Iran. On. But you're saying that Netanyahu's close relationship with Putin also helps even though Putin is supporting Iran. Yes. But I think that what we see here is a balancing act played by to hidden in which you baby for over three news. Now, he has if you won't air force to go after the Iranians in Syria, hundreds and hundreds of strikes at the same time. He's using the Iranian issue theory. You know, the to the. The reverence there. So this is sort of hippie poop Putin game, which is going on. You've mentioned the relationship that BB has developed the Sunni Arab states, mainly the Gulf mainly Saudi Arabia and the United Emirates DC's for many in Israel. This is. Proof and everything that he's doctrine is working. And he's Dr knees, very simple. He says things the Palestinians are not willing to ever deal with for the foreseeable future. And that's the case this accepted by the majority of these. He says developed now relationship with the rest of the Arbor. So that later on maybe the students in soften their position and become possible. This works with Israeli public opinion. My guess is our hood Yari. He's a Middle East commentator for his Riley television, the more than four decades. And we're talking about baby Netanyahu shelled to be Israel's longest serving later back to Netanyahu. He's Wally believed to be smug and vindictive you account, the he's remarkable ability to overcome setbacks time, and again, I I know. Oh, be for many years. Politically is very very agile, very creative and innovative. He is an master of tricks, including Dietrich's, which are not in the political book of Israeli politics. He is a guy who doesn't have close friends is a guy who doesn't have people whom he really trust. But he's the guy who's trusted by many. So every everybody knows that the he's in a way a tricky BB. But people say who else do we have do we have a real alternative to be the moment the three ex-chief so fan stuff? We've new Bruin white poppy manage to beat these electorate and that they are not obsolete. And this is a good party reason why be one again. Really against all. Yes. And you say he's the master of dirty tricks babies. Also, the master of wrongfooting his opponents, if you think about the opposition live party creek me if I'm wrong, I think I've ruled Israel for most of its first three decades yet lie. I only want about five percent of the vote. How do you account for lives dramatic decline in Israel? Labor was decimated was gradually destroyed by deals local of ninety three they upset to these early public. We can have with the Palestinians. We could make peace late Prime Minister Rabin appeal by everybody and the late Chiba Perez and things early public by now could be that that was the wrong approach. So the labor party's paying the price. And what you have now a needs that even the people those ships are excerpts of stuff ran against to be now. And called a very very fine result. They were very careful not to say that they are left. It's a bed. World news any politics after flow be very careful not to say that they support a Palestinian state any foreseeable future. Your critic your critics Netanya his critics who had died side that Israel is on a trajectory to become an apartheid stidham bit. Lock the foam, South Africa Palestinians will eventually be a majority, but without the raw of citizens. This is Jonathan Freedland in the God. And he says that Netanyahu's re election heralds the further undermining of the rule of law including threats to the occupied Boyce Bank. How would you respond to those concerns? I it's not the first time that I disagree entirely with will ever Mr. three hundred writing, but Israel is not going to move to a next West Bank. And to assume that the only solution that we have inside is a one St. in which the Palestinians, do not be granted, equal rights is simply out of sync with was Israel is that same into that voted be Becky office. You'll have a it eighty five percent majority for two states Aleutian. Of course, once the Palestinians, Alrighty, finally to go for you have a solid eighty eighty five percent majority against on exertion of even parts of the west thing at cetera et cetera et cetera defect that we are not going to have tomorrow. The fact that the may not be Mr.. Now's first priority. Now does not mean that we are down leaper slope of going to watch date. That's something which is not going to happen knowing my country for what it is.
Matthew McConaughey | Career Arc
"Is an episode about the the life in the career and the and the essence of Matthew mcconaughey, who is of course, starring in a new movie harmony, Curran's new movie the beach bum which is out in theaters right now, and we're gonna be talking about that movie quite a bit. But before we do that we're going to do what we always do on the show. This is only the second time we've done it. We're going to analyze different stages of an actor or actress or directors career, and we're gonna talk about the breakthrough moment and the personal pinnacle for each of the three of us. And then we'll talk about the big movie that's out right now. So guys before we get started. I wanna talk. A little bit about just your personal connection to Matthew mcconaughey who has been in our lives for a long time perhaps longer than I even realized when I was looking at this guy's career. Amanda, what is your your general relationship to Makaay? Well, like his career goes in phases. And we're gonna talk a lot about I actually don't know how much we'll talk about the two thousands. But you talk about it, Matthew mccown. Hey starred he was a rom com. Idle in the two thousands, and that's a very interesting time in romantic comedies and say not so interesting workwise, but in terms of career arc very interesting time in Matthew mcconnahey career. And that's kind of how I was introduced to him or how he became a part of my life about that. And you about Matthew mcconaughey, but I was very conversant in those romantic comedies. And then I was a culture blogger to during the Kanazawa. So. It's in terms of watching an actor or a public figure reinvent themselves and have a kind of public narrative that we're all participating in real time. He's a really prime example for me. I can't really think of him without thinking of just this not even transformation, but a return to self that he experienced would you say the time as a flat circle, Amanda. Oh my God. Yeah. I would have to at this point. 'cause you all do so often, rob. What about you? I suspect that your your true relationship with with Matt Mack, which is something no in calls him. But I'm gonna call him that occasionally Amish. Micheli? What's your relationship to McConnell, 'cause I I assume it started before Amandus? Yeah. I mean, it started very simply as like I just want to listen to this person say word rest of my life. I mean, I do think he has this my favorite voice like in Hollywood, and possibly, you know, the larger celebrity sphere. I mean, I'm pretty sure my introduction him like most people my age, our age was dazed and confused and just every word that came out of his mouth just sounded beautiful for lack of any other way to put it I think following his career subsequently. I I wanted to ask you guys like the McConnell San's that term sort of implies like a really deep valley in the middle of his career. Like, Matthew mcconnahey is sort of a guy when I started following and writing about entertainment like following the arc of an actor or a celebrity in the low points in the high points like I was always kind of confused by the McConnell, and ideas, like what was he recovering from like, he doesn't really have. A Geely in that sense. Like, I don't think there's one moment. That's like a terrible moment. And it's like literally ninety seconds ago. I remembered that he was once a rested for playing Bongos today. Kid. That's the thing that happened. Right. What a like that will that wasn't the low point. But like, I was I was he's one of the first actors who I sort of perceived as having this media driven sort of rise and fall arc to him. And I could never quite figure out what caused the fall. I guess I bet you have a lot of thoughts say rob have you seen goes girlfriend pass? And or I haven't walls gold, and or forces of nature, and at you know, the back half from two thousand five to two thousand nine he's in a ladder leading man roles that are tough, and they're not gonna romantic comedies, and those are not. In any way, the essence of McConnell as we have come to understand him. And it's an interesting arc- because he basically twenty years later returns to himself. It's an it's an arc that I know flat, circle, blah, blah, blah. I get it. But it really is the Mikan science. I think more means that he. Finds his essence again as opposed to coming from some valley. It's like a a a new expression or somebody say, the, original expression. Will I think it's also about what we deem to be quality versus an meaningful artistic choices versus things that are pop or frivolous. I think particularly in that period that you're talking about Amanda, you basically two thousand five two thousand four Saharan to for the money things kinda start to go a little south there. And he's just making a lot of stuff that is moderately successful. But just not very good. And you know, when he comes back with the Lincoln lawyer and Bernie in killer Joe, and we'll talk about that period seems to turn the ship, and he starts working with filmmakers that he'd worked within the past or people who seem interesting in on the forefront of something. And so I think the McConnell San's, rob, I guess for lack of a better phrases just meant he started doing good stuff again. And I would argue towards the end of this podcast. We're actually in a phase where with the exception of the movie we're going to be talking about at the end. He's actually made. More bad stuff in the last five years than good stuff, and maybe more bad stuff than he did in that fallow, period. But nevertheless, let's go back to the very beginning. Rob you wanted to talk about about days as as sort of breakthrough. So what is it about David Waterson that that enraptured you? I mean, I feel first of all this is there is no need to overanalyze him that movie like this moment. Like he's in days and confused, really ten minutes. Maybe. You know, like just jump right? Like his delivery of the line. I get older they stay the same age. It's like this perfect mixture of like, casual and formal that's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older they stay same age. He knows the character knows how good align. It is the actor knows how good align. It is. Like, you take a little step forward. Like in that exact moment. Like, I realized that for the first time that he's wearing like salmon colored pants. Ted Nugent t-shirt. It's just this this beautiful transcendent moment that doesn't need to be belabored. But let's does this guy as a star like just right in that moment. And I the other days that I love rewatching he pulls up alongside another car like a burger joint and the two guys in the other car go off Christ immediately like they can't stand him. But the the driver of the other car a young red headed lady who I believe is Marissa Rabin easy is smitten with him. No, I got my own car. Thank listen to stick the car with now get in with us. But that's all right worry about that later. I will see their. You tell them about the new fiesta tap inning at the moon tower. There's going to be fresh kegs. And it's just I would just I would just follow this man, anywhere. And I watching it again like I feel there's a version of dazed and confused like the studio like focus groups like diluted belabored version of the movie that feels compelled to have an actual plot. And like a moral would make his character not like the villain, but like the cautionary tale at the worst case scenario like you don't wanna end up like this guy, actually like dazed is one of the things that makes it great is like it's a high school movie where at least some of the actors look like they could conceivably be in high school. And so it makes it hard to tell like how much older he's supposed to be than the rest of the people. But I I love the way that like his job is working for the city. Like he says that several times doesn't elaborate at all. But like it's kind of he's he's he's kind of lame like part of what makes Ben Affleck's CARA. Actor lame is that he shouldn't be there anymore. Like, he I think he like flunked a he got held back a few grades or something like he shouldn't be hanging out with these people anymore, and it should theoretically be the same for him. But it's not. But even at the end like when they're on a football field, and he gives the speech about like, it's about living L I V. I N like you can take that as like really profound. You can take that as kind of pathetic. Like, there's a version of the movie where like the plot is like the football player trying to decide whether to sign like the promise not to take drugs or whatever. Like that moment. Could be the football player realizing I don't actually want to end up like this person, you know. And if I agreed not fuck up like even twenty percent of the time, and I won't end up like this person. But like the actual movie can't bear to do that to McConnell. Hey, and like McConnell as performance is too. Good to even make you feel like even a little bit pathetic. Like, it's just it's a very fine line and just uncomplicated -ly beautiful thing. But like when you think about it, it's it's just. It's perfect. He's unquestionably one of our most beautiful statutory, rapists. He's just it's amazing. It's amazing how willing we are to forget that that is literally the point of that character is that he is a predator. And it's like, oh what a charming predator? You know, that is really his power like this is the first significant role that he had and it's it's one of his best roles. It's it's like communicates. A lot about the kind of actor that he is even though he's as you said, rob onscreen for so so little Amanda, what did you think of days? Yeah. I agree with you. It's just kind of an instant stardom. I was on a podcast recently talking about Pretty Woman and the power of that movie and a lot of ways it's just you're watching. Julia Roberts become a star in real time. And it's so rare to see someone in one of their first movies just like before we formed. It's kind of like, okay. You know, you are and sodas the director, and you know, how to be on screen, and like I understand the qualities that you're going. Bring to your other roles like you have just you've got star quality from the gecko. And like he clearly does like dazed and confused. It's kind of his first movie or his first big movie. But also definitely the statement for the rest of his career, or at least the successful parts of his career and people don't often figure it out that early. It's true. It's notable though that it takes a few years for him to find real stardom. You know, even though I think anybody who saw it is inconvenient came out. And it was not a huge box office hit. There's something going on with that guy who is that guy. And then he appears in significant roles, but not necessarily the lead role in angels in the outfield, which I'm sure we all know and love, Bobby Wagner. Our producer baseball fan. I'm certain he's seen it Texas chainsaw massacre of the next generation, which quite bad. He has a small role in boys on the side in which is very charming and his smaller but crucial role in Lone Star, which we've talked about on this podcast before. And then comes a time to kill now. If you're listening to the show, you probably know how much I like the John Grisham adaptations of the nineteen nineties. This was a this was a sub genre that Hollywood thrived on over the years. End of the pelican brief is one of your favorites. Pelican brief the firm is one of my favorites. I'm a big fan of the client. Rob you, and I were having a grand old time recounting some of the ridiculousness of time to kill which I had forgotten and yet still feel entertained in compelled by it's actually quite gruesome story. And if you think Waterson is a sleazebag the stuff that happens in time to kill us awful. It's it's it's essentially a courtroom drama about a man who is on trial play by Samuel Jackson and his lawyer as Matthew mcconaughey, and Matthew mcconaughey is playing essentially modern day Atticus Finch person who is like a he starts the movie out of sort of a wastrel like a slick drunk southern courtroom operator. And by the end of the movie, he transforms into this morally righteous profound. Emotionally resonant figure and this movie is really weird. I cannot believe this movie exists, and so intense, and so upsetting and also features a million famous people, Sandra Bullock is essentially McConnell as right hand woman, who's helping him with the case who understands the law significantly better than mccown as character does Samuel Jackson of courses on trial. He plays Billy Ray Cobb. Kevin Spacey is the DA who comes in from out of town and his quite evil for into Frick. Her plays. Matthew kinda his secretary Oliver Platt places legal partner, Donald Sutherland, I believe plays. His father has dropped. It's like it's not as father. But like the lawyer who gave him his start and is now a drunk sort of wasted. Right. His. Protege. His father figure who has his name is is Lucien Wilbanks sheriff some perfect Girish esque southern writing the reason that I chose this movie is his breakthrough is because it's the the first time that McConnell, hey, is in the center of the frame, the whole time the movie lives and dies by him. And because of its preposterousness, I think almost any other actor wouldn't have been able to pull it off. And of course, there's a very very famous speech at the end of this movie that we're gonna listen to right now. I wanna tell you story. Close your eyes. Tell you the story. I want you. Listen to me what you listen to yourselves. Go