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We had four games that everybody thought were gonna be great and as it turned out, three of them were pretty good. One of which was a blowout. We'll get to all them here in a minute then of course we have our week 10 lines of five games that we're gonna focus on from our SI Sportsbook odds and then from there we also have the midseason awards that we have to get to as we are halfway home in the 2023 NFL season. Before we get to all that, let's welcome the other man of the tandem, Gil, what's going on man? How you been? Yeah, I'm doing well. Matt, as you know, I like to brag about my wins and complain about my losses and last week was a good week. I went 12 -2 with the picks but I am pretty disappointed that I betted against Joshua Dobbs. What a game, right? Unbelievable. I'm annoyed. You went 12 -2, I went 11 -3 and I feel like 11 -3 should have given me some bragging rights for the week and yet it did not happen. So I will say on the whole, our group, yourself, myself, Connor, Orr, Albert Breer, Mitch and John our editors and Claire, another editor of ours as well that does great work, I feel like everybody's picks have been really pretty good this year. There are some years you look at picks and go, oh my god, I'm barely above 500. Right now, I've got the sheep pulled up in front of me, so the best record is Albert who's 95 -41, went 11 -3 last week and then after that, Claire Kawana is right behind him with 92 wins and then in gold it says 87 wins and then it's myself, yourself, John and then Connor Orr at 75 and 65 pulling up the rear, so Connor's got to step up. Connor is bringing down the credibility of this entire group. That's not bad for last play, so 10 games over 500? His thing is, we all do our upset picks and he's done 50 upset picks. I think I've done like 16. So that's part of the reason, but yeah, the picks are good and of course people that want to can read those over at SI .com, we put them out every week. The editors are nice enough to put that together. All right, so last week, like I said, we had some great games. We had Chiefs Dolphins over in Germany and then we had Ravens, Seahawks, which we thought would be a great game, turned out to be a massacre, Late Window, Cowboys, Eagles, which was one of the wildest games I can remember seeing in quite some time and then of course we had Bills, Bengals at the end, the Sunday night game there and so like I said, we'll get to all those. Let's just start with how the day actually started. Over in Frankfort, Chiefs build up a 21 -0 lead on Miami. Miami comes back, makes it 21 -14. They had a couple drives at the end where they could have tied the game, even taken the lead if they went for two. They got into Kansas City territory both times, but both times ended up going backwards, lose the game. They dropped to 6 -3. Chiefs, of course, improved to 7 -2. Both teams go on their bye weeks. I'll So, let you set the stage here, Gilberto. What is it to you, is it more about the Dolphins that game or is it more about the Chiefs? It is more about the Dolphins because they can't beat a team with a winning record and don't tell me the Chargers are .500 and the Dolphins beat them. They barely got to .500, so I am concerned about the Dolphins, but I don't want to let the Chiefs off the hook, Matt, and I know you've been writing about this, but the Dolphins have been pretty average. It got to a point where now Mahomes is saying, yeah, we sting. We're pretty bad. Go talk about the defense. That defense is carrying us the entire season. You know what's kind of funny, Matt? This season, it feels like the team with the best defense might win the Super Bowl, and the Chiefs still have the best defense right now, it feels like, so it's kind of a weird irony, but you expect better from Mahomes and Kelsey, but the wide receivers, they can't create separation. And it wasn't for that awesome fumble, reverse play, whatever it was from Cook there. They would have probably lost a game there, but what's going on with the Dolphins offense? Averaging 17 points against the Bills, Eagles, and the Chiefs, so I go with the Dolphins there because I feel like the Chiefs could figure it out. It's halfway point in the season, they're just cruising by, and I think something will finally break out there, but I'll let you maybe talk about the Chiefs a little more. But the Dolphins, man, you're supposed to be the most explosive offense, highest scoring, and you can't even get a first down. It's like, do they have too many home run hitters? Too many touchdown makers? How about some chain movers? How about some first down people? How about some quick outs, and just get four or five yards, and everything just feels like a home run, and they don't adjust, and they don't kind of make end game adjustments because credit to the Chiefs, and Tyreek Hill said it too, they covered, there was great coverage on Tyreek Hill, so it's kind of one of those games where like, why not get a tight end that can help you out here? Why not get some guys that can make it easier? How about go to Raheem Oster a little more? He had like 12 carries, and he's averaging 7 .1 yards per carry, so I don't know what's going on with Mike McDaniel on two, and two was pretty bad in that second half there. Yeah, he had the touchdown to Cedric Wilson, but make some adjustments, Mike McDaniel, and stop going for the home run ball, Tua. Yeah, look, first of all, I agree, I think the Dolphins are the bigger storyline coming out of the game. Like, they've now played three really good teams, and they've lost all three of them, and they came back against Kansas City, but they were getting killed in that game too. They were 21 -0 midway through the third quarter, and frankly, if Chris Jones doesn't take one of the dumbest personal fouls you've ever seen, it's probably 21 -7, and we're having a different discussion. I think your point though, man, is good with the Dolphins in the sense of like, there's timing strung off. They're just dead in the water. They have no answer for it, and we've seen that now multiple times, this year and last year. Kansas City basically said, we're going to get up on the line of scrimmage, we're going to get our hands on Tyreek Hill, we're going to reroute them, we're going to cause problems. Look, who knows them better than the Chiefs, right? I mean, they know what can cause some issues, and they actually went back and watched practice tape of a couple years ago to try to figure out how to stop them. They went back and watched how they worked against him in team drills and practice, and tried to figure out some things, and it obviously worked. But from the Chiefs' angle of this, listen, the offense is a disaster, okay? They had 46 yards in the second half of the game in a turnover. But they're 7 -2 in the number one seed in the AFC because the defense is incredible, and they're just shutting people down left and right. If you go and look this year at teams that have played the Chiefs, nobody's thrown for 300 yards. Kirk Cousins came the closest. He was up in the higher 200s because he threw a million passes. But if you look at Gough's numbers, 253 yards, one touchdown, which was a good game. That was without Chris Jones that week. Trevor Lawrence, they didn't score a touchdown. He threw 41 times for 216 yards. Justin Fields threw for 99 yards. Zach Wilson, of all people, had one of the best days against him, 245 and two touchdowns. That game. wild And then you had Cousins, who went for 284 and two touchdowns on 47 attempts. Russell Wilson threw for 95 yards one game, and in the other game, the game that they won, he threw for 114. These teams, two I didn't throw for 200 yards. Nobody's throwing for yardage against them. They're second in the league in sacks, the first in pressure rate. They've got two elite corners in McDuffie and Sneet, and so, look, the question with Kansas City is obvious. Can this offense get going? Because if the offense gets going, they're probably the best team in the NFL. I mean, if they get even borderline top -10 production out of that offense, forget it. They have the week now to scout. I was texting with some people around the team, and I think there's a general thought of like, look, it's a bunch of little things that are throwing off the whole thing. Question is, how many of those little things can you fix in the next couple of months? The good news is you have Mahalem, you have Kelsey, you've got a good offensive line, you've got Andy Reid. The bad news is they have you and me at receiver. So, I mean, that's the question. My guess? They'll fix it to an extent. I don't think it's going to be a unit that you'll look at and go, oh my God, they're incredible. I think it's probably going to be a top -10 unit right around there at the end of the year. They're in the mix, but yeah, I agree, man. The Dolphins are definitely the thing that you'll look at right now, and the team you'll look at right now and go, all right, you're going to make the playoffs, but what are you going to do when you get there? Are you going to beat somebody good, or is there going to be a one -and -done? Matt, let me ask a quick question, because you watch this team closely, and I think I watch them good enough because they're always on prime time, but all these analytics people are saying, look at the EPA, look at the DVOA. They're top five in offense in all these categories, and I'm like, I get it. You keep showing me the numbers, but I keep watching the games, and the wide receivers are not that great. They're not scoring points. They had nine points against Denver, so I don't know what it is. Maybe when you said disaster, I'm like, okay, cool, because I was trying to play it safe. Maybe they're average because there's something here that I'm missing with the DVOA and the EPA. They're a disaster by their standards. By anyone else's standards, yeah, they're probably still an above -average offense, but by their standards, they're a train wreck. I will say this. People forget it because they won the Super Bowl last year. They were somewhat of a train wreck offensively the first half of last year, too. They had a bunch of games last year. They lost to the Colts last year. They muddled through a Chargers game that they ended up winning because of a pick -six that went 99 yards the other way. They struggled offensively against the Bills. They ended up beating the Raiders on a Monday night last year, but they were down 17 -0, and they needed to come back in that game. They were not good offensively for stretches of last season, and then they're them. In January, they cranked it up, and that was it. Even on one ankle, Mahomes did enough to win. But this has been the year before that. They were 3 -4 at the beginning of the year. They couldn't score a point in that season. That was the year Mahomes played, again, by his standards, not by anybody else's, but by his standards. He played poorly. You go to 2021, and they lost in the AFC title game. They were 3 -4, and then people say, oh, well, then they came out of it. They did in terms of that they won games. Their point totals after that 3 -4 start, they won 20 -17, 13 -7. Then they blew the Raiders out, scored 41, 19 -9, 22 -9. The last couple of years, they've had stretches like this, but by their standards, they're a disaster offensively right now. By the NFL's standards, they're probably somewhere between 10 -12th in the league offensively. So, got to take it for what it's worth. Yeah. All right. Let's get to the next game here. The Bengals and the Bills will go right to Sunday Night Football, speaking of a team that by their standards is an offensive disaster, despite what EPA will tell you. I'm not here to bag on the analytics, guys. I will tell you this. I'm a big eye test guy. You watch the Bills. My eye test, I don't care that they're fourth or whatever in EPA offensively. They have not been good over the last month and change. I don't think there's any way to say that otherwise. They go to Cincinnati. They made it a little bit closer at the end, but they were down 24 -10 with a few minutes left. They score a touchdown. They get the two, but they can't get the ball back. The Bengals now, 5 -3. Winners of four straight playing like we expected them to play at the beginning of the year. The Bills are 5 -4. It has been a struggle for them. They started the year 3 -1. Since then, they're 2 -3 going in the other direction. They have a very hard schedule. We'll get to that in a moment. What was your main takeaway from that Bengals -Bills game? Just the difference in quarterback play between Joe Burrow and Josh Allen and how to cover that game. I wrote about it. I kept seeing Joe Burrow moving around the pocket and extending plays. Then I look at the boxer, I'm like, wait, he has four rushing yards? I thought he ran for a bunch of yards. I know he had that one where he had the first down kind of signal. It's just when pressure comes, he knows how to move. It's smooth. It's not like he has to speed it up. He just says, okay, cool. You're right there, but I'm still going to do what I have to do and just extend plays. Matt, when it's Drew Sample and Tanner Hudson and Erskine Jr., Trenton Irwin, these guys are making plays. Then you look at Josh Allen, when the pressure comes, it looks difficult. It's chaotic. He has to kind of see what's out there and then, okay, force a throw or miss a throw. I get the Bengals defense is better than the Bills defense, so Burrow had maybe an easier time, but there was pressure. He was fighting pressure. I get it. The second there is not as good there, but it just seems harder for Josh Allen.
What Can We Learn From Bobby Knight?
"Of the legends of college basketball passed away. I grew up watching this guy coach. You know, I, I remember in America where alpha men were more loved than hated. Not everyone loved them. But I think about Rush Limbaugh. I think about obviously Donald Trump. Here's a thought crime for you. Beautiful, big, great countries are founded and protected and made better by aggressive men. You cannot have a nation without strong men. Bobby Knight is not everyone's cup of tea. He had a spine. He had other anatomy too. He was a real salty person in a very good way. Bobby Knight, he would last, I think, an afternoon as a coach in today's time. Diversity, equity, inclusion. Go run sprints. Transgender, you're a moron. He would be not very tolerant of this, but Bobby Knight pursued excellence. He was a hard nosed Midwest. He was America first. We'll talk about that. Coach who pushed his players to the highest possible level. Bobby Knight was hated by the media for years. Bobby Knight probably pushed the boundaries a little bit too much. Threw a chair on the court. Play cut 137. Two shot technical against the bench and against Bob Knight. Steve Reid, an excellent free throw shooter, will have the honor of shooting the technicals. Look at here. Look at here. Bobby Knight is through his chair. Clear across the free throw lane. And I think he picked up another team. Bobby Knight also hit a kid. Shouldn't have done that. Very similar to George Patton. But Bobby Knight and Patton had a very similar way of leading. Lead, follow or get out of the way. Bobby Knight, I think, is the second winningest coach of all time. Now it's Mike Krzyzewski. And Bobby Knight wanted to win. We as a conservative movement could learn a lot from Bobby Knight. He did what was necessary. He was tough. He was intense. He was honest. He was the best that the Midwest had to offer. Honestly, I'm proud to have been raised in the region of Bobby Knight. You wouldn't want to face him and players wanted to play for him. And you better believe Bobby Knight had a temper. He yelled. He did some bad stuff at times. But on the other hand, his players had a 96 % graduation rate. He believed that if a player couldn't show up to class and get good grades, they didn't belong on his team. He did not pander to the lowest common denominator of this black pandering crap that now exists in NCAA sports. Oh, I'm studying physical fitness. Yeah, sure. Bobby Knight's like, no, you're gonna get a degree because you're probably not gonna be an NBA player. He loved his players and his players loved him. He was very well known for doing anonymous acts of charity. He never had a single NCAA violation, not a recruiting scandal like Jim Harbaugh, this Jim Harbaugh thing. But Jim Harbaugh might as well just get in the headset of the guys in the Big Ten. Are we sure that Jim Harbaugh wasn't just like hacking into the radio frequencies? Leading the team for almost three decades and winning three NCAA titles. One of the hardest things for those of you that I love college basketball, not as much as college football, but I love March Madness. I don't really watch regular season. I think it's kind of a waste of time. March Madness is one of the most beautiful things that America has to offer as far as you could learn a lot psychologically and culturally to win three NCAA titles is unbelievable. That is so hard. You're lucky to win one. You're lucky to go to a Final Four. Bobby Knight dominated, dominated, and he was an America first patriot.
Joe Scarborough Blames Benjamin Netanyahu for Being Unprepared
"They're in the middle of a war. I guess Scarborough would have been on some crap network when we were hit at Pearl Harbor trashing FDR. Of course not. I guess he would have been trashing George W. Bush on 9 -11. Of course not. But Scarborough has an animus, a real animus towards strong Jewish leaders like Netanyahu. As did his wife and as did his wife's father, Brzezinski. As did Jimmy Carter. So that's where his mind is right now. And so he's telling you Netanyahu was asleep at the wheel. Netanyahu was obsessed with his court proceedings. Netanyahu was this. Netanyahu was that. That he'll never tell his audience about what actually taking place in Israel. Never. Because he's a jackass. He's on that network. He's there with pro -Hamas individuals who spew their anti -Semitism, their anti -Semitism, their bigotry every night. And he's not going to resign. Where is he going to go? Can't go to Congress. Fox wanted nothing to do with him. He and his missus failed at radio. What are they going to do? He saw it, sells his soul such as it is. And his 17 IQ Doesn't say anything interesting or profound or historical. Just regurgitates what hears he somewhere else. Mostly by Joy Reid. I'll be right back. Talk radio Auto repair costs are up nearly 20 % from last year. That's four times the of rate inflation. So when you enroll in a car protection plan through car shield,
A highlight from Elizabeth Warren Crypto Hearing FAILS! | Crypto FUD vs. Facts
"All right, I just want to set the stage here about what's been happening that's been causing all this turmoil about fake news and Elizabeth Warren not really caring. Well, we're going to show you all that good stuff. It all started kind of with this Wall Street Journal article. They put up some nice fake news saying, you know, terrorism is financed by crypto, yada, yada. Didn't have the real story. In fact, they ended up having to eat a little bit of crow, but yet have retracted this. This was a company, the data company, that went in and set the record straight on their own data analysis. So that's been pretty much set. But it all boiled down into Senator Warren and a Senate hearing onto whether or not they even believed it. Let's take a look at this first clip. On this committee, we've raised the alarm about crypto and its role in illicit finance, including the use of crypto to fund terrorists and enable rogue nations financing them. Last week, Senator Warren and I, along with more than 100 of our colleagues of both parties, wrote to the administration to voice concern about these issues. I'm glad that members of this committee, including Senator Reid and Senator Warner, have put forward bipartisan plans for closing gaps around digital assets. I do want to highlight, let's don't lose sight and focus from the big picture. Crypto is currently a very small part of the puzzle. The major funding channels are where and remain state funding, Iran and others. Those are the major players. Most of the funds are still being transferred by the traditional channels that we all know from the past. Banks, money transmitter, payment system, hawala, money exchange, trade based terrorism, financing, charity, cash, shell companies and crypto. The big, big money in this terror financing story comes from Iran and specifically from its oil sales. Iran's total revenue from oil exports since 2021 is between 81 and 91 billion dollars. Go after the big money funneled to the terrorists by Iran. Go after the oil sales. Go after the terrorist enablers. That is what fuels the savagery of October 7th. Thank you. All right. So some good statements in the fact that the Senate hearing actually included, you know, reality. It included truth. And of course, this is Dr. Wagman. Just to give you an idea, this is her LinkedIn page. She's the former director in general of the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority, the IMPA. So essentially that was her job, was to track this down. So clearly she already was ahead of this and understood where this was going and that it was not crypto that's involved in this. In fact, it's the traditional fiat, fake fiat systems that we've always had out there funding all of the bad things that happen, of course, in our environment. I want to jump over to another clip that goes into tracing funds. Listen to what they have to say. A few years ago, the way terrorist groups exploited crypto is pretty simple. They raise money with Bitcoin. How are they innovating and how they use crypto? How do our legal and technological tools need to evolve so that we can keep up? The law enforcement community developed tools to investigate that, trace that and follow that. And for example, the Israeli authorities were able to seize and freeze about seven million dollars from Hamas in fundraising campaign that they ran. Because most of the activities is going over the blockchain and there is a lot of transparency, we could actually use this technology in order to trace the bad actors. One of the things that we've recently seen is the Hamas stop its fundraising through Bitcoin the because Israeli authorities were able to trace that. And perhaps to add to that, it's not only the intelligence community that is able to do that. But here, because everything is transparent, we could do a lot of work by the private sector. And we see a lot of crowdsourcing activities of people that actually go after and try to find those networks and then report that to the authorities. So that's a very interesting balance that changed intelligence communities. It's interesting, too, because the likelihood of crowdsourcing, I think, is going to be a real force in the future, especially around blockchain, around some of these bad actors. And in fact, I think it's going to continue to push a lot of these bad actors off of the blockchain and back into traditional methods called fiat, running all this. Here was Dune Analytics, their mission to make crypto more data accessible. But the Wall Street Journal could have signed up to Dune and queried the data themselves. I loved it. But yeah, here we are. And of course, they put out basically a bounty on the idea of, let's go trace this down. And at several bounties, it's been piling in for quite some time. And of course, all of this started right here. Break the fake news and crypto, of course, outperformed Wall Street Journal chain analysis. That'd be pretty easy, actually. I think anybody could outperform the Wall Street Journal in terms of their analysis of just about anything. Then you had Nick Carter come in and says, hey, a couple of updates. We've already got many submissions. I'll make first payouts. So already there's starting to be a flow of content moving into the space here. And when you look at actually one of the, I won't say winners, but one of the people contributing to this, they start going down and you can start seeing this literally live on Twitter, all of this X happening right now in terms of all the transactions. This is where it gets interesting right here. I'll zoom in on this a little bit more. But you can kind of see this on the 180 ,000 transactions going through. This is the matrix that we end up with. And look right there. Pretty sure that there are some innocent parties here that are unrelated to terrorism. Look at this. This is the flow. This is the only one place that you can do this. And remember, she mentioned, Dr. Wagner just mentioned 7 million, 7 million. She also mentioned 90 billion through traditional means in terms of oil funding that is financing a lot of these things. So this is where it gets me just out of sorts on all of this stuff. Around the validity and the fact that we have places like the Wall Street Journal that continue to do this kind of reporting. I want to go to our next clip that gets into a little bit more of, well, this is more of a joke. Listen in. I do not accept the premise that there is no father or mother of any DeFi system. Somebody is making money off of that. And we try to, we try to grapple on that.
A highlight from PayPal Launches Stablecoin That Could Change The World! (But There's A Catch...)
"The safest, easiest way to pay just got easier or at least has moved further into the cryptoverse. Online payment behemoth PayPal has launched its own stablecoin, becoming the latest TradFi company to make the attempt. You may remember Meta, the parent company of Facebook, trying to shove their own stablecoin down our throats and subsequently shuttering the project in early 2022. Will PayPal USD, aka PYUSD, succeed where others have failed? We're going to dive into the pros and cons. It's time to discover crypto. If you're new to the cryptoverse, you may be wondering what exactly is a stablecoin. It's a coin for horses. I'm kidding. It's all in the name, baby. A stablecoin is meant to do exactly that, maintain a stable price. Many of them are pegged to the US dollar. It's a way for investors and traders to keep their assets on the blockchain without having to deal with extreme price volatility. Well, at least that's what's supposed to happen with stables as long as they maintain their peg. If you want an example of what happens when a stablecoin loses its peg, take a look at our video on Terra UST. In case you've been living under a rock with all your cash buried in some dragon's lair, PayPal has a veritable monopoly on online payments. Founded in 1998, the company went public in 2002 and was soon taken over by eBay. Fast forward to today, the company has expanded astronomically and subsequently gobbled up would -be competitors like Venmo, Zoom and Zettle and many others. It also boasts 435 million users at time of recording. The original team is actually referred to as the PayPal Mafia. You'll recognize some familiar faces including Elon Musk, Yammer's David O. Sachs, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and Jawad Karim, who co -founded our own little slice of paradise, YouTube. So my question is, with Elon Musk's historic ties to PayPal, will the PayPal stablecoin become the favored cryptocurrency for X? Unseeding would -be Prince of X, doge? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think. PayPal's stablecoin release also comes a couple months after the announcement that Celsius will use it to distribute payments to its creditors, a decision that has sparked outrage and questions from Celsius's creditors. Raking in fees for millions of bankrupt Celsius isn't a great way to start your stablecoin debut. Now, PayPal has been interested in crypto for a while. They first allowed customers to buy, and hold a short list of cryptocurrencies back in 2020, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Then in 2022, they finally began supporting crypto withdrawals and deposits in and out of PayPal. And PYUSD is their latest attempt to make a name for themselves in the Web3 landscape. They announced its development at the beginning of 2022, but then pulled back citing regulatory issues. Was it you, Gary? But I guess their concerns are no more because there are full steam ahead with their stablecoin pursuits. Okay, enough about lost funds and heartbreak. Why would PayPal want to get into the stablecoin game in the first place? Well, it turns out stablecoins can be quite a lucrative business worth around $120 billion. PYUSD's top competitors Tether and USDC both have remarkable profits this year. Tether is projected to bring in $6 billion, while Circle, the parent company of USDC, has brought in $779 million so far this year. If PayPal can capture even a percentage of this market, they could bring in some serious bank. How do these companies do it? Well, both USDT and USDC maintain their peg by holding cash and investing in US Treasuries. And the yields of these Treasuries have soared to 5 % recently, so they're able to bring in a lot of profit and able to add to their reserves. PayPal intends to follow a similar model with the stablecoin being backed by USD bank deposits, US Treasuries and US Treasure reverse repurchase agreements held in custody by Paxos. You may recognize the name Paxos for managing the soon -to -be -deceased Binance stablecoin BUSD, which Binance has taken off the market due to SEC lawsuit. RIP. PayPal has announced that Paxos will begin issuing monthly reserve reports in September 2023, and these reports will be verified by an external and supposedly impartial accounting firm. Can we just get Kevin an Oscar? Remember, guys, having a public and verifiable proof of reserve is so important, not only for stablecoins, but also for exchanges. Make sure you do your research before you buy or send your crypto places. PYUSD is an ERC -20 token written in Solidity and running on the Ethereum blockchain. You can exchange PYUSD for fiat as well as send it to other PayPal users and buy crypto on PayPal's platform. You can also buy from PayPal's merchants, and PayPal will send PYUSD to make the purchase. There are zero fees to send this stablecoin to other PayPal users, but there are fees for buying cryptocurrencies and withdrawing PayPal USD from the platform. Currently, you can withdraw or deposit PYUSD and it's compatible with Metamask and Coinbase Wallet, soon to be supported by Venmo. A week after PayPal's stablecoin mania hit the media, Ledger, one of the top cold storage wallet solutions, announced that its users would be able to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts. Coinbase has allowed American and Canadian users to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts for a while, but recently, Coinbase partnered with PayPal to bring this option to users in Germany and the UK. This comes in handy since PayPal decided to pause crypto purchases on its own platform in the UK, citing financial regulatory shifts. With all these exchanges supporting PayPal accounts to purchase crypto, it seems like only a matter of time before Ledger and other wallets begin to support PYUSD as well. Currently, you can get your hands on some PYUSD on Coinbase, Kraken, Gate .io and Crypto .com if you don't want to buy it from the PayPal platform. Right now, we're a little less than a month into their release, so are people actually using it? Well, it seems like members of the crypto community have been a bit wary so far. The block reported that smart money is avoiding the coin and smaller investors are as well. And really, can you blame them? Most people are still traumatized from the Terra fiasco. And why would you switch your funds from Tether or USDC when they've stood the test of time? There have also been concerns about PYUSD launching on ETH and associated high fees. And there are real regulatory concerns here in the US. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, was quick to wag the finger at PayPal and yell, Shame! Shame on you! She's mad at business as giant as PayPal would move forward with a stablecoin without federal regulatory framework. She may want to point that finger right back at herself because the Fed is at fault here twofold. One, they allowed PayPal to get this giant. And two, they can't figure out how to actually regulate the space. Probably due to our officials being older than dinosaurs. Look at this! Are you kidding me? Another issue that has some worried is that PYUSD is centralized and has a sordid history of randomly freezing people's accounts. And last year, the company threatened to fine users up to $2500 to posting misinformation. After immense backlash, PayPal retracted the statement saying it was an error. The terms and conditions of PYUSD also state, PayPal can stop supporting the stablecoin at any time without informing holders. All of this has members of the cryptoverse worrying that PayPal would arbitrarily freeze or deduct PYUSD from their accounts just like the big banks are able to do. Well, don't freeze up yourself. Hit that like button and subscribe to the channel to discover more crypto. PayPal freezing accounts is not good. We want control over our funds and the right to privacy. But just for context, Tether and USDC are centralized as well. Tether is held by an international company, and USDC boasts BlackRock, Fidelity, and Coinbase among their investors. So nothing is totally safe. And while it's great PYUSD has added the trove of stablecoin options, the space really needs more decentralized stablecoins. Okay, so now I want to mention a few reasons PYUSD makes me feel bullish for crypto in general. Anytime a TradFi company gets into crypto signals wider adoption. And PayPal could be going after a completely different retail demographic for PYUSD, which would explain the slow adoption. But the coolest thing about PayPal launching a stablecoin is the ability to pay for things IRL without taking funds off the blockchain. You can already use PYUSD to pay millions of merchants through PayPal. This kind of thing has started on a small scale elsewhere, but PayPal is going to majorly increase mass adoption. I don't think we're far away from being able to pay our rent with crypto through Venmo or PayPal. And that kind of thing makes me bullish. It gives me chills up my spine. Guys, I can hear the bull market calling. Can you hear it too? And it says, Wind Moon. That's all for me. Thanks for watching Discover Crypto! Hit that like button on your way out. And we'll see you at the top.
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"Welcome back everyone, I am Cas PNC, I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, Mr. Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? Well I was just able to get out of a position in some unvested tokens I wasn't really a fan of anymore, so I'm feeling pretty good all things considered. That's awesome news man, I hope it wasn't Cas coin. We are, he's bringing up that topic because we're talking about possibly four of my least favorite people in the entire world today. We are talking about the hosts of the All In Podcast. Now if you're unfamiliar with the All In Podcast, god bless you. You probably just want to turn this off and skip it because you know what, you should never ever listen to them and just move on with your life. However I think a lot of people, especially people who listen to our show, are likely familiar with the All In Podcast and the hosts who are, let's go through them one by one, Chamath Palihapedia, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, and David Friedberg. Now I decided that we needed to do an episode about these gentlemen because Chamath has been an asshole on Twitter a lot lately, and that's it. He basically, he triggered me to force Bennett to discuss these fellows. So I'm going to go ahead and just jump into that, which was he tweeted at this guy who said, hey man, I'm not using exacts here, but this guy basically said, hey man, how's it feel to be a billionaire after having made all this money off the backs of retail investors and scammed a bunch of people with your dumbass SPACs? SPACs are Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, that's what it stands for. It was this, I guess it's still going on kind of, but it was a bit of a fad over the time, onto stock exchanges, whether it was the, you know, New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ or whatever. And Chamath was one of the people doing it all the time, and almost all of them had basically just done terrible. So this person asked Chamath this question and Chamath's response was, I'm in the arena, as though he's a goddamn gladiator in Roman times, which is just unreal. Like, we don't know at all, like comparing any of our existences to what it was like for gladiators in the arena, especially a billionaire who's just investing in shitcoins and fucking, and crappy investments, like what an unreal statement. You're not allowed to say you're a man in the arena until you lead the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War, everyone knows the rules. I even read a substack this past week where someone who notoriously sides with venture capitalists, like a journalist who basically writes for venture capitalists, even he was like, Chamath, what the fuck, man, like got to apologize for this. Like you, you are celebrating, you're celebrating shitting on retail investors. You're celebrating stealing money from the everyman and you're owning it. Like you're owning it, saying it's fine and suggesting that like you are the gladiator for destroying the common man. And it's just like such a weird flex. Well, and just to kind of add on to that, did you realize just how much money he made from some of his specs? Oh, it's almost a billion dollars. Yeah, like he sold his stake in Virgin Galactic for $213 million. It's now down like 95 percent from peak or something like that. Clover, he had an original $25 ,000 investment that he sold for $290 million. And it's also down like 94 percent from peak. He made a ton of money on these companies, which the market seems to have determined as soon as he dumped his stakes were effectively valueless. And I know he was involved in SoFi or whatever, too, which is doing better than these ones. But it struck me at just how massive those numbers are. Do you remember during the GameStop mess when Robinhood closed down their trading for a little bit, he sent a bunch of people over to SoFi saying like, Robinhood is selling your order flow to Citadel Securities. You should come trade it SoFi instead. And of course, SoFi was selling all their users order flow to market making firms. Anything for cash. So I fucking fly home from Italy. From Italy. Get back in the arena. At 35 ,000 feet, I decide to troll the mids. We'll talk about that later. But anyways, sipping a beautifully chilled white burgundy. So that was his first kind of strike recently, recent strike. But then he did something that really fucking pissed me off. And this is you got to go on this show. You got to join Joe Wiesenthal and Tracey Alloway, who host the Odd Lots podcast, which if you're not subscribed to, fantastic podcast, go listen to it. It's really like if you're interested in any random finance topic, they probably covered it and you should find that episode and listen to them because they're super informative and fantastic. Someone said, because Joe posted, Joe posted on Twitter and said, one of Chamath's SPACs had gone down 93 % since he had shilled it. And someone said, oh, and someone, yeah. And someone said, okay, so Chamath, are you going to go on the Odd Lots podcast? And he said, why would I go on a podcast no one listens to? Which is just like, dude, not only is it obviously not true, this is one of the most listened to financial podcasts in America, in the world, but also is just so cringe to have that as your response. It's so like, I'm rubber, you're glue kind of fucking kitty bullshit that it incensed me enough to be like, we got to talk about these guys. I fucking hate these guys. So that's where we are. Where do you want to start with these fellows? Because there's a lot, there's a lot here. It's almost overwhelming to go over some of the details about these things. So I think we kind of just need to start a little bit with some of their backgrounds, right? David Sacks and Jason Calacanis are both members of the PayPal mafia, right? They were executives involved in various ways with PayPal. And when that was initially bought out, this group, including Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and a bunch of these other folks became very important in Silicon Valley because they were rich. And that's how you become important in Silicon Valley. Since then, they have two varying degrees and slightly different depending on which member of the mafia you're talking about, grown in self -importance to an almost preposterous degree. And what I think is especially striking about many members of the PayPal mafia is they have not shied away from using their money to get involved in other things, especially politics and other societal issues. For David Sacks and Peter Thiel, this dates back to the book of rape apologia they wrote in college. For Jason Calacanis, he's involved in a variety of nonsense political movements. David Sacks is contributing to a bunch of idiots in various political races that he wants to support. And broadly, many of these individuals have shared opinions that range from the stupid to the abhorrent throughout their entire careers with extra consideration given to these meaningless thoughts because of their wealth. And I think that's kind of really the issue with them is that they are given consideration for stupid objectively things because they are objectively wealthy people. Yeah, it's kind of a double edged sword here, actually, because I think that in some sense, these guys represent to retail and, you know, plebes like us, these guys represent, you know, these are the wealthy, these are the wealthy people, they're speaking on behalf of the wealthy people. And then on the other end of that, I think it's funny because it's not like, not that I think venture capitalists in general kind of suck. But the truth is that not all venture capitalists suck, and not everyone in Silicon Valley sucks. However, these guys, by being the loudest, most obnoxious people coming out of venture capital and coming out of Silicon Valley, they become the voice of all the venture capitalists. And so now they represent those people, whether they like it or not. And so here it is, it's this double edged sword. On one hand, you have retail going, oh, these guys speak for all venture capitalists. And then on the other, you have venture capitalists going like, I wish these guys didn't speak for us, but they do. And I think the other thing is just how much of their shtick is like just so clearly a performance, right? Like we're talking about billionaires and centimillionaires. I'm not sure if they've all hit the billion mark, Friedberg especially. But these are incredibly wealthy individuals. And in their last podcast episode, I think it was the last one, they spent 40 minutes reacting to the song Rich Men North of Richmond. And because of this, the top 20 percent, the top 5 percent have acquired an outsized amount of the assets and outsized amount of the income, as we all know and have all benefited from. And the vast majority of Americans that have been working, I have a question for Friedberg. Friedberg, do you think that we should implement policies to change the lines on this graph? That's exactly what I was going to ask. Yeah, right. Which is them.
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So we have Julian Edelman, Super Bowl champion, obviously from the Patriots and he is joining Fox's pre pregame show It's Fox NFL kickoff 11 a .m. Eastern, 8 a .m. Pacific. He's now part of that crew. So Julian talks about Going into TV going into media joining Fox great great stories about Belichick Brady Gronk talk about betting Some other NFL news with Edelman following Julian SI media Podcast regular John Oran joins the show to talk about the big dispute between spectrum cable and ESPN Disney Which is really ESPN 15 million cable subscribers do not have ESPN right now because of this dispute No one better to break it down than John Oran. We also get into Sunday Ticket on YouTube and College football ratings and a few other things with John and then train of thoughts with Sal Acada closes out the show We go through some week one NFL betting lines Talk about the US Open and some other things with Sal So we have all that coming up before we get to it real quick If you missed it last week over the Labor Day weekend We dropped a pod last week Greg McElroy from ESPN and comedian Jared Freed with the guests two weeks ago Charles Barkley Feedback's been phenomenal. If you missed it, make sure you check it out Peter Schrager three weeks ago Chris may have dog Russo four weeks ago So if you missed any of those check them out in the archive subscribe to SI media with Jimmy Traina and leave a review on Apple we're definitely gonna read those next week All right, Julian Edelman followed by John Oran followed by train of thoughts all right here right now on SI media with Jimmy Traina Alright joining me now Super Bowl champion and now in the media. He's joining Fox's NFL kickoff, which is at 11 a .m. Eastern every Sunday little pregame action Julian Edelman Julian, how's it going? Going well, how are you doing? I'm doing well. I'm doing very well cuz football is here. So it was back Thank God is fully back. I Mean, I wish I wish the trends Kelsey wasn't hurt because I feel like that takes a little bit away from the opening game But it is what it is If you look at it though over the last However, many years the Kansas City Chiefs have been on this run. They've had relatively pretty decent help Throughout their whole thing. I mean they left they lost the left tackle in the Super Bowl That's why they lost against, you know, Brady they couldn't protect Patrick Mahomes but it's it's getting to that time in their Era it where gets hard, you know being a guy that's been on one of those teams a dynasty. They're not there quite yet but uh You know, they're well on their way if they could stay healthy and you would know better than anyone about dynasty So when would you say they're there? How many would they have to win before you say they're a dynasty everyone knows it's three Okay, I don't know what's going on. Everyone keeps on talking like oh This is you you into no, it doesn't matter if you get to the Super Bowl We went to eight straight AFC championships or something like that. Like you got to win three to get to be in Cowboys previous Patriots Niners Steelers It's not two. It's not two So tell me I want to get into your Fox gig and transitioning to meeting that since we're on it It's a good topic because I'm just curious because one of the things I'm looking at is someone who's scouting Over -unders to bet and and you know who's gonna win the AFC and stuff like that The I Motivation shouldn't say the motivation. I mean, I think the motivation is there even if you win But is it difficult or how difficult is it after winning two like they've won? It's very difficult To get geared up every Sunday, you know people don't realize How hard it is once you go out win a Super Bowl Okay, now they have two that when you win that first one you become a target everyone circles you on the schedule You win another one now everyone circling now now Divisions and conferences are designing their teams to beat you. So it gets harder and harder and as an individual player You know Your motivation you have to pull what what's motivating you because natural human instinct you're like You know, we got this we're good and then you know something happens you have injuries here an injury They're a player doesn't sign back because no two teams are the same. It's a new team every year. So it's very hard mentally To keep it going, you know And you have and they have a leader in Patrick Mahomes that can do that We had Tom Brady Tom Brady was always always on he was like he was always motivated So that gives you hope for the Kansas City Chiefs because they have such a great player and Patrick Mahomes who's their leader You know their best player is is their quarterback is their leader and the way he is is huge. Do you think? the intensity to beat the Chiefs to throne the Chiefs is Similar to what you guys experience and I ask you from this standpoint and I hope you don't take offense to this But I feel like I feel like the Chiefs are not hated in any way I'd feel like no one dislikes Mahomes No one dislikes Andy Reid you guys and I think it was mainly because of your success But there were people who didn't like Tom for whatever reason there was the ridiculousness with the flake eight the stupidest thing ever people didn't like Belichick, maybe You guys I don't think we're like Completely beloved whereas KC seems like I don't know who maybe people are sick of Travis Kelsey a little bit Like our teams you think is amped up to beat the Chiefs as they were you guys I Think the games changed the player has changed Just as an overall, I mean we look at games nowadays you got guys over here You know dapping up helping guys back back when we were playing the Jets when I first got in the league Bart Scott was mother -effing Billy O 'Brien on the sideline guys were fighting before, you know, it's just it's kind of changed And it could be for good or could be for bad. That's for weather for everyone else to determine But and also, you know, the Kansas City Chiefs that the Patriots were on it for 20 years Okay, like when I got there they already had three Super Bowls and they were on a little drought, you know But they were still winning, you know, they went 7 16 and oh they you know 14 win seasons they were still putting out big winning seasons for a long a longer time and You know the Chiefs just haven't been there I'm so I'm sure the Chiefs keep on doing well that people are gonna start hating them too, you know, yeah. Yeah The I want to get into some other stuff about the Patriots and and Belichick and Brady and but let's talk about you going to Fox you did inside the NFL. I enjoyed you on there I wrote that a couple times for SI. Now. You're gonna be on the Fox NFL kickoff show. It's remarkable I don't know if you've seen it Maybe you just know it off the top of your head because you friends with all these people but it is remarkable how every patriot is in media now is on TV, you know, you've got the McCordy's Gronk is part of the Fox family. Everyone knows about the Brady situation McGinnis the TV Bruschi It's like if you're on you were part of our Patriot team good love winners. Yeah people love winners Yeah, and they hate them so, you know you get a little bit of both They're either gonna love your hate you but they're gonna watch you It's like you had no choice but to go into TV basically after after all it's it's I don't know it's uh, You know when you play for an organization like New England and You've had the success that we had over the years that we played, you know It opens up a lot of doors and it's plain and simple. That's that's really what it is The the sacrifice and the efforts that we put into our career helped us after our career and a lot of guys you know, they have that hard work mentality that still want to stay in the game, but may not want to be coaches and And that's what media is, you know, that's what I feel. You know, I get my football fix by Going into a pre -production meeting and I haven't done it with Mike Vick or Charles Woodson or Chris and Thomas or Peter Shrager But you get your football locker room kind of vibe when you do those like when I was on inside the NFL I'm sitting there talking with Phil Simms Patrick, uh, you know, Brandon Marshall Michael Irving, Ray Lewis, James Brown and you have these These meetings where you just get to sit and talk football It's before you go on the lights are shining but you sit and you're talking stories You're breaking football down with people that play football So, I think that's a huge probably reason about it and you know, it's not you know We're used to putting in these crazy hours 14 -hour days Seven days a week don't get this year family and media, you know, like you got to do your homework You got to you got to watch all the games, but you know, we can still have a life outside of it, you know These guys are going coach. I mean people always ask me. Why aren't you in coaching and I go You know, I did my time Like I put my my 12 13 14 hour days in and when I would leave work I would see coaches families in the parking lot Seeing the coaches before they would go to bed because they still had another three hours. I ain't doing that Yeah, you know and then if you go somewhere else where it's not like that Then I'm mentally all messed up because well, there's some people that are doing it, you know So it's just I like I'm happy or I'm mad. I'm excited to go out and entertain and talk my knowledge When you were playing and you're playing days towards the end of your career Did you think you would get into TV or did you not think about it while you were playing? I Didn't necessarily think I'd become an analyst and do what I'm doing right now I always enjoyed creating content You know whether it was our YouTube videos our Instagram videos and all the content we build on J around je11 You know that was booming with with the Patriot nation that would always support, you know I always I found a niche in that and and I enjoyed that process of creating content going in and sitting in a you know in a editing room and and Filming up all this stuff and thinking it's gonna be terrible and then cutting it down and then you know having all your other team Because there's a team of people, you know That put put the work in to to get this good content out and I enjoyed it So I didn't know it was gonna be to the extent of what I'm doing right now but I knew you know, I was comfortable in front of a camera and you know, I know I faced for radio, but Thank God I won a lot of games Had it and just tell me were were there other networks like in the running to get your services Was it just Fox like I'd end up at Fox why Fox? Tell me a little bit about joining I want to say any other names there were, you know There was another network that was involved and I sat down and I thought Fox would be perfect You know, I got a couple teammates there with Gronk Brady You know, I'm really excited to get to hang out with you know Charles Woodson and in talk football with Mike Vick and Chris Thompson Peter Schrager and you know Fox is like a If you know the story behind Fox, I mean they were created as This little small sport network with John Madden.
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I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know, the We're All Melting Edition. Yeah, I'm just a, just a migrating fern. Oh, that's a good one to be. Blowing through the forest, looking for a new home. Sure. I'm a spore. What happens when you get there, spore? Well, I'll probably grow into a beautiful new fern, because ferns are pretty hardy. That's awesome, and I'll bet you'll contribute to society in all sorts of beneficial ways that ferns that were already there couldn't necessarily do. I hope so. There is fern stuff in here, and I have a wonderful fern scene at my camp. On the other side of the feeder creek that goes into the main creek, I call it, I even have a sign that says Fern Forest, and it's a forest of ferns. It's quite lovely. God knows where they're from, because those things can travel quite a bit, as we'll see. Yeah, they could be from, from, from Alabama. Easily. I'm not kidding. Easily, man. I've got a stat that's gonna blow your mind in a second. Oh, boy. Actually, I'll just bust it out now. You ready? Yeah, yeah. How far can a fern travel? A fern can travel, the Tasmanian tree fern in particular, can send its spores 500 to 800 kilometers. That's 300 to 500 miles from the mother plant. And, get this, a single frond, a frond, produces more than 750 million of those spores. So you can understand that ferns, I mean, you find ferns everywhere. They're really hardy. They can actually survive cold, colder temperatures than you would think. They also thrive in the tropics. They're like a really great pioneer plant. They usually are among the first large plants that show up in a, like, a newly cleared part of Earth, right? This all makes sense then. Okay, so what we're talking about then is that those ferns that showed up in this new place and said, hey, let's get this, let's get this biosphere going again. Let's get this biome back into shape after this wildfire or something like that. Or there was like a stampede because there was a really great ice cream truck that drove through one of those two. Those ferns have migrated. They came from Tasmania, apparently, all the way to wherever the ice cream truck was, and now they're there. And so they actually moved in that sense, which is really surprising because plants are what are known as sessile organisms. They don't move from place to place individually as organisms, but as a species, they can actually move around like inchworms. Pretty, pretty good. Yeah, it's pretty cool. I didn't really know much about this. We're talking about plant migration and the idea, well, not idea, the very real fact that just like humans and animals will go to more hospitable climbs as the climate may change or just, I don't know, just to seek a better place to be. Plants and trees and things on mass do the same thing. Yeah, and there's all sorts of ways that they do that, too. So they do it by dispersing their seeds or their spores in that case, fern spores or single -celled organisms. They're not like a seed technically, but they do the same thing, right? They show up in a place and set up shop and they start rocking out. Yeah, that's right. And ferns, you know, it depends and we'll get all into this stuff, but how fast this happens depends on different factors. How far these plants can migrate depends on different factors. Why this is happening is generally climate change and plants and trees and things are generally moving north or up in elevation if they hit mountains. Or south in the southern hemisphere. Exactly. So this is sort of the general pattern. And we mentioned ferns because, like you said, those spores can really haul. Ferns also mature very quickly and, you know, the wind can just, that's why I got a fern forest at my camp, probably. Yeah, so they check both of the boxes that you need to be a fast migrating plant species. They produce seeds or spores at a very young age and their seed or spore can travel very far distances, right? Right. So they can move around. And also it doesn't hurt that, like I said, ferns are adaptable. The trees and other plants don't move quite so fast, but they move, especially if you look at the fossil record, a lot faster than they actually should. So if you pay attention to a single organism, say an oak, those acorns don't travel terribly far. They may get a little further away from the drip line if a squirrel happens to bury it somewhere and a new oak tree grows. I think it was Anders Sandberg who described acorns as solar powered factories for producing more oak trees. Whoa, whoa, Andy Sandberg said that? No, Anders Sandberg. Oh, OK. He's a philosopher at Oxford. That makes a lot more sense. Yeah, yeah. Andy Sandberg, he ate his lime accidentally in his Corona bottle. That's what he's got. You know who he's married to? Uh, Patricia Arquette. No, it's not a bad guess. You've been guessing Patricia Arquette for a lot of things lately, I feel like. Have I? He's married to, yeah, I feel like that's come up before recently, maybe, I don't know. Her name just rolls off the tongue. I know, a big fan of hers. He is married to, what's her name, Joanna Newsome, the singer and harpist. Oh, neat. And if you like, if you're into architecture and homes, you should seek out, I don't know if it was Architectural Digest or something, but someone did a spread on their home and it is really something else. OK, so that's Andy Sandberg hour that we just checked out. A quick detour. Wait, wait, I wasn't done. Oh, no, go ahead. So if you look at an individual tree, an oak tree, those acorns don't go particularly far away from the tree, as the old saying goes. But the fact that they do fall away from the tree means that very slowly, some of those seedlings are going to grow up a little more northward or a little more southward than its mother plant. And very, very slowly, the whole group of oaks can move southward or northward, right? Over hundreds and thousands and tens of thousands of years. So long. The thing is, if you look at the fossil record, they move way faster than that, than they should. And there is actually a paradox that was named by a guy named Clement Reed, right? Reed's paradox. Yeah, he's got a great, great title for it. Of Rapid Plant Migration. That's the full title. It sounds almost like snake oil from the 19th century. Yeah, it kind of does. So what is it? Oh, OK, I didn't ever set me up. We're still tight after all these years. For sure. So what he found from the fossil record, like you were talking about, and as we'll see, that's one pretty good way to study this stuff, especially pollen fossils, right? Yeah, because they're so hardy. Yeah, so he saw that trees were migrating a lot faster than the rate that you would think. And so those oaks, I think, was one example you gave on the British Isles after the last glacial period over a span of like 10 ,000 years or so. They traveled about 600 miles and it would normally take about a million years. If the seeds were just dispersed in a typical way. But what he figured was that what may be happening here is like some weird weather event happens that sent things much farther than usual or like some deer or something eats something and then poops out something really far away from where it started. And so all of a sudden this animal has spread it via their poo poo. Right, and this is how like large scale migration happens or I should say rapid migration over long distances, right? Right, yeah. It's the unusual, not just the acorn falling and hitting the ground, it's not just gravity assisted, it's animal assisted, which is called zucory or it's wind assisted, which is called anemocory or water assisted, which is called hydrocory. And that's just the way that some plants disperse their seeds. That's kind of on top of the normal way they disperse it, which is just dropping it from their leaves or the spores blowing on the wind, which I guess is one type of cori. So like if a squirrel loaded up its mouth full of things and somehow found its way into your camper as you set off for Arizona. That would be a freak event, sure. It probably wouldn't be en masse, but you know, that's a way a tree could move. All it takes is that one oak to make it, to just survive, and then it starts its own new part of the range. Yeah, absolutely. And we all should point out, when was Reid doing this? This is a while ago, like 100 plus years ago, right? Yeah, he was a geologist, I don't know if we said, but Reid's paradox of rapid plant migration came out in 1899 and it was a smash hit. Yeah, so people, I mean, for at least that long, science has been sort of curious about this migration happening at a rate that they would not expect. Right. The thing is, is it's really hard when you throw in the X factor to calculate how fast an actual species can migrate. And there's a few ways that you can study that kind of thing. One, as you said, is studying the fossil record, which is super helpful. But it's not showing you what's going on contemporaneously or within the last couple decades. This is 10 ,000, a million years ago, something like that, right? Yeah. So if you wanted to study something a little closer to home timeline, timeline wise, you would maybe set up what's called a permanent vegetation plot. You would just, you would mark off an area and you would go back there, you know, every so often, like every six months or every year or so, and just sort of chart what's I think they've been doing this for about 100 years since the 1920s. So we've got a pretty good data set there. Something else you could do is go somewhere like let's say you dug up some cool scientific journal from a scientist from, you know, 200 years ago that went and explored some island. And while they may not have like charted everything out exactly like you would in today's science, they may have a really nice diary about all the plant life there and things that they saw there and where it might be. And you could go back to that place. And it's not quite as tight of a record, but you could still get a pretty good idea of what's happening. Yeah, depending on whose journal you're working from. And back in 2012, a Danish team of scientists followed the record left by a 19th century geologist named Alexander von Humboldt from Germany, who was just an interesting dude in and of himself. He called coffee concentrated sunbeams. So he's my kind of guy. Oh, man, that's great. They went back to Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador, which Humboldt studied in detail. And not only did he study the vegetation there, and he classified all sorts of new plants that Europeans didn't know about at that point. He also noted exactly where they were on the mountain as far as the elevation went. Super helpful. Super helpful. So based on this information, the 2012 Danes were able to go back and recreate his trip. And then they were able to note what plants were where. And they found that everything, all species on average, had moved up the mountain by about an average of about 500 meters, which is significant. It's like almost a mile. It's like eight tenths of a mile. Yeah. Yeah, that's the average. Yeah. There was a lot of variation within that, but that's that's a long way for sure. And what we found out and I guess this comes up a little later, but a plant can find more climbs hospitable going up 500 meters than they might by going, let's just say north, like 90 to 100 miles. Yes. So like a much quicker road to better climbs if you just go up that mountain. For sure. Yeah, that's kind of two ways they move is longitudinally or altitudinally. You got to be in shape, though. Oh, for sure. You're going to climb that mountain.
Robert Reich: 'The Economy Is Great' Despite Your High Bills
"Matter if you eat or not. doesn't It matter if you have any air conditioning or not. It doesn't matter if you can afford your bills. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you believe crap party and binomics. And don't step out of line. What matters is They don't want you to think for yourself. And so, one Marxist goes to the next. What do you think about this? Rather than the drag queens trying to distract us. Isn't the economy great? It's great, isn't it Robbie? It's great. The economy's great. What does he have to say? Go. You read it. I think that's exactly right, Joy. They are trying to deflect attention from the fact that the economy is great. It's a Goldilocks economy, I'll tell you. The economy is great. Listen, America, especially Democrats out there, especially those of you who have to work with your hands and break your ass every damn day and actions and follow the rules. The economy is great. It's great. According to Robert Reich, according to Joy Reid, two radical left Democrats. The economy is great. Repeat after me. The economy is great. The economy is great. Louder. The economy is great. Repeat after me. The economy is great. Repeat after me. Binomics. Binomics. Binomics. It's great. Binomics is great. Binomics is great. NBC. Go ahead. And participating in economic policy for at least 30 years, and I don't recall an economy that is this good. But the American He's been working with think tanks. He's top crowd. He's been working on these
The Insults & Lies Joy Reid Lays Out in Four Seconds
"Patron. He's got a fantastic PragerU with his videos. Republicans scream about drag queens. We're not screaming about drag queens. If you want to be a drag queen joy be a drag queen. Go for it. And if you think your kids should be little kids maybe grandkids should be around drag queens. Go ahead. These are typically fat white guys dressed up as women. But go ahead enjoy. But don't impose it on everybody else. You see how that works. joy. So what does little Robert Reich have to say about this Because obviously they're attempting to distract America from Biden. Now I want you to think about this. minute. Right. You know if people are lying about the economy. You know if food prices are through the roof and your budget is tight. You You know if you're using credit cards to get by. You know what the price of a gallon of gasoline is this evening as I speak you know what your utility bills look like. And you know what your mortgage But Republicans are trying to distract you from this. You see. Because binomics is fantastic. This is how
There's a 20% Chance Trump's Case Gets Thrown Out
"Whose entire career has been defined by failure now my next book the gift of failure is about a lot of my failures and the reason i it wrote is because i came back from a lot of these failures here's the thing with jack smith jack smith only fails like he rolls from one failure right to the next and he makes the failures bigger every so the silver lining in the whole thing bottom line up front is that this case against donald trump is clearly ridiculous no serious person thinks otherwise you stand maybe a twenty percent chance of it getting thrown out at the appeals court in dc the c cord of appeals well why twenty percent and that if you said the case is legally frivolous and ridiculous it is well because the dc court of appeals has been stacked with democrats let me give you a little history here jim you know where i'm going with this? remember harry reid when he was the democrats senate majority leader they threw out the filibuster rules for appointments of judges to the dc court of appeals so that they could appoint and stack the court with a bunch of liberals that's what led to then mitch mcconnell firing back in return and dumping the filibuster rules in the supreme court they did this in the dc court of appeals specifically for this reason so goons like jack smith could drag people like trump into a district that votes ninety five percent for democrats and get them tried in star chamber like courts and that the appeal wouldn't be a way out so they stack the dc court of appeals i don't mean to get into a history lesson but it's important you understand this it's why jack smith chose dc for this venue for this ridiculous frivolous case against donald trump there was no other way outside of dc where it's ninety five percent democrat or non republican some of them are just communists registered commies and others right there is no other place on planet earth jack smith to get the star chamber
Claire McCaskill: Biden Would Be Indicted for 'Loving His Son'
"Republican and Democrat administrations have consistently said over the last half century that you cannot indict a sitting president it was first looked into with Richard Nixon and then subsequent presidents that's number one so they're trying to indict a father for his loving son do these people know how stupid they sound I understand Jeffrey Dahmer's mother loved the hell out of him I do I want you to think about how they have treated the the Trump children and how they would have laughed and mocked such a ridiculous comment and how and how do we know Joe Biden loves his son how is how is he demonstrated it to anybody does anybody know how does he demonstrated his love for his son when he can't even demonstrate his love for his granddaughter in his Arkansas love for his son how so is there any evidence that he intervened in his drug activities are any evidence that he intervened when he was you know dating his deceased son's wife and then dated oh it's so gross I don't even know all the things this guy did did he intervene then no he said actually he thought it was pretty nice when he started dating his deceased son's wife he was asked about he approved of it and of course there's Tara Reid. Tara Reid fled to Russia for God's sakes. That poor girl fled to Russia you could see she was stressed she gained enormous amount of weight nobody would listen to her nobody believed her she was humiliated she went public she fled the country for God's sakes
Is Michelle Obama an "Ethno-Narcissist?"
"We're getting a lot of questions about our affirmative action take. Blake Blake, can you just am I being unfair when I say that Michelle Obama's thesis is barely readable? Is that an unfair thing to say? I mean, it is, I think is technically readable in the sense that, you know, a human being who has been trained in phonics can place their finger on the text. And, you know, if they're paying attention, they can deduce what was meant by it. But it is very, you know, as the as the hitchens, you have to reread it. It's like bring up that. So let's just remind people I said that Michelle Obama, Joy Reid and Katanji Brown Jackson stole a spot that an otherwise applicant, qualified applicant would have said, would have had. I should have said not just white person, but white or Asian or otherwise qualified applicant, but it's live on radio. I don't apologize. It's the 80s like America didn't have as many Asians. Yeah, it was like in the 90s and 2000s. And by the way, all of them self acknowledge and admit Michelle Obama's high school counselor said she didn't have good enough grades to get into Princeton if it wasn't for affirmative action. Which is what Michelle Obama told us. It's not even a competing story. It's not like we sought out her high school counselor and we did some sort of Breitbart story or something. So hitchens back in, this is writing for Slate, I believe. He did a lot of writing for Slate. He did a lot of writing for Slate, which is like a liberal leaning publication. And he wrote, I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama. I have no idea if I'm doing a hitchen accent at all. I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama's 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title, rather limited in scope given the author and the campus, is Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community. To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake. The thesis cannot be read at all in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language. And having read chunks of it, like what it does is it has a lot of, you know, you have to use that sick thing several times in it where they, there's like some typos and misspellings and grammatical flubs that they probably ideally would have caught. But, you know, you don't have spell check. It's the 1980s. But what's really stands out about it is just, you know, she's been given this incredible opportunity to, you know, without having the proper test scores, attend this top five world university at Princeton. And, you know, she can study anything she wants. And what she does is she writes a thesis on like being black at Princeton, like an auto -ethnography thing. You know, you could have at least studied some other group coming to Princeton. You might have like expanded your horizon a bit. And instead... That's awfully narcissistic. It is. Which is also what I
The Immoral Reason Behind Affirmative Action Exposed
"Action is evil. It is immoral. It is based on two premises that are incorrect. Number one, that skin color matters. Actually, three. Number two, that somehow your skin color defines your group. Therefore, some sort of lived experience of the entire group, not at all having any sort of understanding that you are an individual sovereign being with free will and agency. No, that you're just part of the group and that your destiny is determined. And number three, it has this weight that somehow racism and discrimination is to blame for all the problems, and therefore we need racism and discrimination to solve racism and discrimination. Now, some people make this argument. They say, well, affirmative action is a bad way to solve a real problem. What is the real problem exactly? The real problem is that black fathers abandon the women that they impregnate. Problem is blacks that kill themselves a lot, kill each other in inner cities. Black crime is a huge problem no one wants to talk about. It's not racism. The problem is, and I will grant this one, I don't think it's for racism to blame, but it's a big problem, is the failing government schools in inner cities. Maybe we can agree on that, where we can have school choice and actually have a real movement against the cartel unions, but the Democrats don't want any of that. I want to live in a country where the founding fathers envisioned in the Declaration of Independence, all men created equal and made in the image of the divine, not the image of your skin color group.
Republicans and Bernie Sanders Team Up for Surprising Cause
"The bill here. And Senator Sanders has some Republican co -sponsors, which is really surprising. What the heck is going on here? Why is Bill Cassidy and some of these other people, Mike Braun, partnering with a communist from Vermont? Well, I think there is another issue involved. They are trying to pass legislation that would cap the price of insulin, which is a totally different issue. And then they're trying to tie this in together. That's what may occur as early as next week on the Senate floor. That's why we're trying so hard to stop this from coming to the floor and make sure that Republicans understand that they can either stand with Bernie or stand with the taxpayers, stand for government run health care, or stand for health care choice and let individuals decide what they want to do about how they take care of themselves, what doctors they choose, what kind of pharmacy benefits they want to the people they work for or with. And again, I don't know why I haven't asked them, but I think that they see, quote unquote, reform. And they think maybe this is a way to try to set some boundaries, but it's just more regulations. And again, everything about price controls raises prices. We've done extensive work on this. I know people you talk to, it's the same thing. You can't let Senator Sanders get away with this because he'll just keep going.
Bernie Sanders' Marxist Agenda Threatens Affordable Healthcare
"Us now is Tom Schatz from the Citizens Against Government Waste. We are doing some things together to get the word out about this bill, Senate Bill 1399 that is passing through the Senate. Well, hopefully it's not passing, but Senator Bernie Sanders, Marxist communist bad guy, is pushing this forward. Tom, welcome to the program. Tell us about this piece of legislation. Well, Charlie, thank you very much for having me on. Anything that Senator Bernie Sanders does in relation to health care, as we know, is intended to increase government control over every decision we make affecting the way we choose to take care of ourselves, what doctors we want, what medicines we can pick, how much we're going to pay for them. So his bill, S1339, is a quote -unquote reform bill related to pharmacy benefit managers who help serve 275 million Americans, saving them an average of $1 ,040 every year on the cost of their prescription drugs. And the entire arrangement is made voluntarily by employers, unions, state and local governments, even the federal government, to have the pharmacy benefit managers negotiate prices so that their employees or members can save money. It's pretty simple. And Senator Sanders wants to say, no, we're not going to allow you to do this in the way you've been doing it. So it will cost everybody more and add on layers and layers of more regulations across the health care system.
Mark Levin Calls Out Sunny Hostin for a Discussion on 'Racism'
"But listen to this sunny Houston He ignores systemic racism in America I'm mister producer I want you to contact her people at the view and ask her to come on the program Well we can have a short discussion About America and racism Okay I'm quite certain None of these people will come on the show So maybe she will In the clarence Thomas syndrome look at the hatred Look at the hatred That's why the view only exists because what is it ABC Syndicates of mister produce something like that So in other words ABC one of the major corporations in the world I guess it's is it still part of Disney I guess it is So it's the same corporate environment And so these people at ABC and Disney they provide a platform Like this these are haters These are nasty people It's like over at MSNBC They're provided a platform by Comcast Who rips you off every month By Comcast And they bring us the joy reeds of the world There's nothing joyful about joy Reid She's a nut Fact she's worse than a nut She's a bigot Am I humble opinion
What is "Mere Natural Law"? Author Hadley Arkes Explains
"Why did you write a book called mere natural law? And what is, as you see it, what is natural law? Because I want my audience that isn't familiar with this or at least not very familiar with it. Really to understand it. And in the book, much of which I've already read. But you really get into this in a way that I've never seen it before. So how do you answer? That's interesting. Well, first of all, you'll recognize mere natural art drawing upon a C. S. Lewis. Where he could find in the conversation of children, the rudiments of moral understanding that they get into an argument, not over likes and dislikes, but over matters of right and wrong. They the conversation makes no sense unless they assume that their standards of judgment to tell the difference between plausible and implausible right or wrong answers. And I want to draw upon that in order to take us back to those precepts of common sense that the form the ground of the natural law. I invoked your my friend Dan Robinson. My late friend Dan Robbins, who wrote 18 books. And he wanted on his tombstone. He died without a theory. And when he said that, he was really drawing on Thomas Reid, the great Scott philosopher, with his teachings on common sense. A man who was read closely by James Wilson and John to have us among the founders. And Reed was joined us to those precepts of common sense that the ordinary man has to know just in getting on with the business of life. The things he has to know before he starts trafficking in theories. So before the average man could start bantering with David Hume about the meaning of causation. He knew his own act of powers to cause their own acts to happen. So the pitch in the book is that that's what we find the ground of the natural law. That's where the American founders felt it. The principles that the precepts of common sense, the principles of right and wrong that were there before they framed the constitution and they know that those principles would be there even if there were no constitution, much of the way that John Quincy Adams would say that right to petition the government is simply implicit
"reid" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"Once in only telling your story ones where you wanna live higher thinking about it on your family you had to say to the book coordinator and then two each neighbors specialist for every neighborhood. Meanwhile there was another problem. That was taking momentum away from urban. Compasses first year in business. Roberts belief and urban compasses mission was strong however the rest of his team weren't even sure what the mission was. I hired all these people by saying we're going to change the consumer experience we're going to improve the consumer experience and that brought in a lot of people because everyone could apply their own definition of what that was for some people it was. We're gonna make things faster for other people's we're gonna make it cheaper for other people we're gonna make people more customer service oriented but everyone went into a different direction. And i've learned over time. You have to use words that are universally understood in that are absolutely clear on what. The definition of successes. Yes you can change your stars and set a brand new path the scale but you need to be specific and clear when you choose your mission. Otherwise you risk members of your team going off on their own courses and pulling in different directions. This will create attention that will sap your organization's momentum. Robert saw these problems early on and he started talking to his team of the changes that he thought were needed. I was telling them this dream. We had to improve and transform. The rental experience is not working. I was out there renting apartments to my friends and they were telling me it was not working and i told them. We pivot to a traditional model of serving independent contractors. traditional agents. robert was talking about change and this time the message was getting through but not in the way. Robert imagined my co-founder ori. He's invited to breakfast by one of the senior members of the team. He goes for breakfast and he sees the entire senior leadership team there. And he's like whereas robert and they basically say we're all here today to tell you that we need a fire. Robert ory comes to me later on right around lunch and he says let's go on a walk. He tells me what happens in says. Everyone wants me to leave. They don't think. I have the vision to continue the path. Robert had made the mistake of talking about change but not driving it through when you want to change the momentum of an entire company. You can't simply point out the things that need to be changed. You have to demonstrate while your new vision works better and lead by example. Because robert hadn't done this. His momentum was taking him in one direction. The door i go home. I talked to my wife and i tell her they all believe in. I think maybe they're right. And maybe i'm not the right person for the job and she listens to me. Here's me out and says absolutely not you need to go back. Talk ori needed india. Tell him you know why you believe this is the right answer and share so convincingly and she told me to bounce back and bounce back with passion one of the biggest changes momentum is the company pivot and the friction you'll encounter that's not to say friction is necessarily bad actually. It's essential when changing momentum for a scientific perspective on this. We talked to dr shimmy. Samara reknown mechanical engineer and science broadcaster. Friction gets me out of bed in the morning. If there was no friction. I would not be able to get out of bed literally. I wouldn't be i to grip onto surfaces to actually get myself out of bed. I wouldn't be able to stand up because the floor would be too slippery and so friction is fundamental to our lives. We need it. Friction is often used to actually get people to think so for example. If you're about to delete a file user experience designers will get you to think about whether you actually want to delete a file by asking you you show. You wants to delete this file. Friction does make you stop and assess what you're doing so friction is but it is useful even necessary but what about when you want to overcome it. Wherever there is a force in one direction you will get a resistance force in the opposite direction. One of newton's laws that every action has a reaction in terms of forces. And so if you're trying to push a bookcase in one direction you will have friction resisting that direction of movement in the opposite direction. Yes he can put more energy into the system to overcome friction force. But it just means you have to spend more energy during that and that's not ideal so at its extremes. Friction can drop our momentum to zero and in these cases trying to overcome. Friction with brute force will be costly and perhaps futile so in robert went back to ori. He didn't try to bulldoze them into making the pivot instead. He made a persuasive argument. For why altering the momentum urban compass would be a net game. I explained to their two million agents in the country. They're all entrepreneurs. They know exactly what to do. They're independent contractors. They don't have salary and i kind of explained. The industry dynamics. I tell him my mom has been agent for many many years and i saw her struggle because she did not have the tools that she needed to succeed. She moved from firm to firm to firm always hoping to get the tools and support to realize excess but didn't get it. We have all these resources. We be great at building for people like her. The newly impassioned robert one ori over basically the same way. I was listening when i was a dj to the people who said hey play this music for me when other deejays listened to themselves plane whatever they want. That was the pivot that i made with compass instead of being the dj or the company in this context who just played whatever they want or built whatever they want. We became a customer backward company. Does it okay. there are. These agents are all entrepreneurs. They know what they need in week. It'd be the company that can build best for everything for them in one single place but just listen to them and build what they want to robert ory started talking about. The details of the pivot said regretted raising money and hiring very talented people. If we can just take those resources and help agents be more successful. Won't we be more successful if we can help them make more money. We make money..
"reid" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"The store that structure was from the eighteen. Eighty s says like old wood floors. We're in this open. Air markets in these stores were lined up and there was the fruit guy and the meat guy. That's jeff braverman ceo of nuts dot com and that open air market was home to his grandfather's not business founded in one thousand nine hundred and nine but when jeff was just four or five. The store got bulldozed. Moved into like indoor mall. As a kid i would work the cash register we actually had a roster so we would be freshly roasting peanuts. Three generations roasted peanuts in that shop until the dawn of the internet era gave the youngest one. An idea i said to my demogra- hey maybe we can sell knots. Online that pivot to online sales turned out to be a lifeline. Because wait for it. They're store got bulldozed in the early. Two thousands how did jeff in his family face these moments of fundamental change. The just kept innovating. An cave capital on business sees this all the time with the entrepreneur. She works with the open. Air market that generation has ended the retail market. Maybe that era has ended great entrepreneurs and business owners know how to react to change and that's one of the reasons they can see possibilities when mae closed doors. What does the not shop three point. Oh look like today. We'll find out later in the show. It's all part of capital on businesses. Look it entrepreneurs who are persevering with courage and innovation. Ooh i'm bob saffy and i'm here with jen. Hyman co founder and ceo of rent. The runway jen is joining us from her home in new york. I asked my questions from my home nearby in brooklyn jim. Thanks for joining us. Well i'm in brooklyn to you. Have new offices in brooklyn. Don't you we do right on the water. It's so exciting. New offices that you had not had before the pandemic right place for everyone to work. We were one of the lucky ones that signed our lease january twenty twenty. So you you've been paying for space that you haven't been using but i guess there are a lot of folks who have been in that boat. Yes and it felt pretty horrible until a few weeks ago. When i went into the office the first time and i'm like wow. This is going to be a beautiful place to work. I mean recovery seems to be in full swing certainly here. In new york city streets are full. People are out and about and feels pretty good and a little surreal right. It feels really wonderful to see customers. Come back and see new customers. Come in and it was really hard to maintain that hope and optimism for such a long period of time and to have to do that. Not only for myself which was hard enough but to maintain that for all of our company and for all our investors and to actually see that the conviction that we had in rent the runway. Coming back stronger is coming to fruition. I'm just filled with a massive amount of relief. We've started to see in our business recovery. Really start in mid-february way before i felt it on the streets of new york city. You recently told the new york times that you're subscriber. Numbers are up. Ninety two percents from the debts of a year ago. Did you ever wonder during the pandemic like we'll rent the runway through to the other side i did. I had been pretty conservative from the beginning of cove. Ed as to how long the pandemic would last. And i knew that our business would not be able to fully recover until there was a vaccine and until people resumed seeing each other because so much fashion is about the self expression of seeing other people. How you want to express yourself to your friends your family your colleagues so when we're trapped at home. We're less focused on fashion. And as you look back over the journey from that point to hear. I mean i know you had to close retail outlets at certain points you had to furlough or layoff staff. You went through that dreaded down round where you had to raise money in the lower evaluation. Are there moments that you look back on. During this period that we've been through that were particularly impactful. There are so many moments that i look back on where i really think that we showed up authentically. We showed up in the way almost that we'd been training for as much as people complain about. Startups being hard. There's nothing as hard as your demand falling off a cliff because of a global pandemic on one random day in march of twenty twenty. And there's nothing we could have done to plan for that. With the exception of we had twelve years of building a business and dealing with the ups and downs that inevitably come from growing a startup from an idea into a fully-fledged company and so are certain. A metabolism right that you build up during those ups and downs that when a crisis like this hits you sort of tap into so i felt it was my responsibility to put the company in the very best position financially and strategically so all of the cost cutting that we had to do throughout the business to create the longest possible financial runway. The second category were decisions related to people and those weren't just decisions of layoffs and furloughs but decisions of. How are we going to communicate with our team. How are we going to inspire our team. How are we going to protect our team and the third set of decisions was how emotionally we wanted to show up as leaders. I felt it was extremely important to have a culture of transparency so we went from prior to the pandemic having all hands meetings once a month to having all hands meetings at least once a week where one of the features of our all hands meetings were just format. Ask me anything sessions. Nothing was off limits and we were sharing every metric about how our subscriber rate had decayed lack of demand into the business. We were sharing metrics that in many cases were very scary but part of being authentic with your team is grounding them in the reality of where we are at today then inspiring them with hope on. We're we're going to get to so one of the benefits of having made so many decisions quickly. Was that starting. In april of last year we were able to focus on the strategy of who we wanted to be coming out of the pandemic and we really were able to shift our attention away from the drama or the trauma of covid into preparation for the post covid world which we had conviction would be an even bigger platform for rent the runway. We just had to get there. So many habits have changed over the last year. Do you know yet. What of the changes that you're seeing in your marketplace are permanent and what things may go back to the way they were you mentioned things came back in some ways a little faster or stable maybe than your worst case scenario said ben. Yeah the recovery has been far earlier in much steeper than could have imagined which is fantastic. There's a few changes that i think are permanent so the first is a change towards living our lives in a more thoughtful sustainable manner so we have always tracked data and reasons why people sign up for rent the runway and until twenty twenty signing up because rent the runway as a more sustainable way to get dressed. Fundamentally wasn't even on the list so millions of customers had signed up and perhaps it was kind of reason number fifteen or reason number twenty more about convenience or price or other things about used to call this innovating your closet or.
"reid" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"As it happens kaya co-founded reconstruction while she was running a global learning lab for teach for all. I was spending my time traveling the globe working with communities to help them think about how to transform education and when the pandemic hit i was grounded and i thought this is as good a time as any to try to work on this moonshot project that i had in back of my head. The global pandemic of course upended more than teach for all work when he could see its effects. Plan across the entire network. T. trawl and each of the teach fours across countries would be one of the things you would think would be massively affected by the pandemic asteroid. Right it's the congregation of places we've seen troubles with schools. Can we teach online. Should get back to person what's happening with socialization of our children. It has been of course just a very challenging year for sure it was also just a year for network. I mean. I think we were kind of built for this. Within a week of march fifteenth. Or whenever we had fifteen hundred teachers teaching without internet whatsapp groups in four different languages with solutions. They're just flying across the. How're you keeping kids learning where they don't have access to the internet. We put a posting up about these teach for nigeria. Fellows who went to the government and said. There's no way we're gonna reach kids if we can't take over the radio station. We put this out and a bunch of people in chile cy alumni of insane utility and said. We're going to start a radio station. And within two weeks they were on two hundred radio stations with their episodes. Now they're creating the what they're calling the net flicks of education basically a podcast library. And they're saying it's never going to go away and now we have a whole community of practice among people all over the world a year ago. I too was worried. I mean these many countries we're going to see such a diversion of resources to food security health. Would all these organizations make it and they have all made it. They were more than made it their thriving. There.
"reid" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"Testing is coming from the enzymes that we're able to make cr tools for detecting these viruses right. Therapeutics are coming from the antibodies. We can engineer to help. Treat viral infections are vaccines are coming from as and other types of technologies that we've been investing in developing for decades now so it's very clear to me that the best security we can offer is a very rapid response defense. That is our best protection against these types of things whether the threats are natural or engineer and so running fast investing in security is. I think it important thing for every nation to be thinking about and in particular. I think kobe to shown us that. Biosecurity is not just important. It's own right is also ends up becoming fundamental to the economy itself. What's at stake for gingko right now lee belts a five hundred person organization. That's entirely focused on this goal of making biology eastern engineer. And i would say that from my perspective the opportunity we have in front of us both the transaction and the additional resources. That's bringing to the table as well as just the opening the covid. Nineteen pandemic is provided raising. Everyone's consciousness about the importance of biotechnology. I think we the next decade tan have huge beneficial impacts to our food supply and how we grow and make our food to our health and how we treat disease to our environment and how we clean up the messes. We've made in the past.
"reid" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"And i know people don't i mean i guess i shouldn't generalize. Sometimes they do but more often than not people don't mean to be intrusive or abusive. Sure but the number of times. I have met someone who would describe themselves as a quote fan. Who has touched me without asking. I had someone literally reach out. Grab my face and run their fingers through my hair. The way your spouse is supposed to and this was a person who had never seen of until three seconds before it happened. I mean and and i and i know that that is proximal to what a character like this one. You know someone who's defined as a model who's essentially defined as alive mannequin. Yeah who we project. All of our ideas and fantasies onto as an actor people see you move and speak and in relationship granted. They're made up but they still know you're a person in in some way and so i'm i'm so fascinated by this idea of how we commodified people and how we then tell them they should like it. Oh yeah well. It's really interesting to me. So you're you're you're themes about women and how in a way. They're admonished for their success. You know whether it's daisy jones talking about her identity and people essentially saying like you're a rockstar over it and there's always some version of that so there's there's the identity vertical that i love about your work there. Is this bucket about time and and you know you mentioned the seven husbands of evelyn. That novel goes back and forth between decades in past and current time and then and then in this new book. Malibu rising which we're beginning to talk about which by the way came out today so if you all have not preordered it you absolutely should be ordering it today because i was very lucky. My friend taylor sent me an advanced copy. Which i got to devour but this book literally goes hour by hour. And there's something about that structure of time that makes me feel so stressed but glennon doyle uses that term skated where she's like scared and excited all at once. And that's how. I felt going through this and i. I'm really really curious about some things again not to sound like i have just been keeping lists but i sort of have on your work there. Are these mentions that. Feel like easter eggs. Yeah for fans of your previous References back to. Evelyn hugo you mention seal his saint james an mkx riva and there are all these rumors that your books are based on real people. And i know we're not gonna talk about that with previous. Do we get to talk about it with this book it. You know it's funny. This book is sort of. Like because i am a few into this pattern. Now i understood where the interest would be and so it's actually a about no one in particular but was way more fun to play with in terms of so for instance like the book is about the riva family. It's four siblings. They're all surfers are living in malibu. They're abandoned by their famous father. Mick wrva and mick. Riva is evelyn. Hugo's third husband so reba exists in evelyn hugo. He's mentioned in a scene in daisy jones. And now we're getting the story of his and the riva kids were now all adults. They're throwing their annual riva party. It's like the hollywood party to end parties. The party everybody you know wants to be seen at and there's a lot of celebrities that are gonna come and so so as well. The first thing is that. I've created a world of all these fake celebrities and i'm not gonna do double work if i already have all these other fake celebrities that i can put it this party. Let me use some of them..
"reid" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"As a writer like what came before you. There's some things you just have to decide. You're going to buckle down and read but on a day to day basis. Like you know i i certainly right books with the hope that it brings people joy and not every book is right for each person. And if it doesn't bring you joy you know. Set yourself free and put the book down time. I'm so curious about your story because you know we know you as this bestselling author. Who's speaking of adaptations. You know whose work is being adapted by reese witherspoon and other sort of hollywood icons There's there's so much that you've done. But i want to know where it began. Were you always in relationship to books. You know who. Who is taylor as a kid growing up in massachusetts. Who did you know you're introverted. Then you paint me a picture of what was happening when you were. I don't know nine or ten. Yeah well no. I was not in relationship with books. I'm not one of those authors. Who has the very romantic story of you know i would. I would be under the covers of the flashlight reading a book after my parents told me to go to bed. That was not me So i was born in maryland and lived there. My parents divorced. When i was very very young and we lived in maryland until i was about twelve we will go back and forth from maryland massachusetts. Basically and like my mom was mostly massachusetts. My dad was maryland. And and when i turned twelve we left maryland. Just set down finally in massachusetts and so. That's where i feel like i'm from that's where my formative memories really take place and that's where my lasting friendships are. I mean i didn't get into reading in any real earnest way like there were a few books that meant something to me. Throughout my teenage years. I got really into bricolate like Helen fielding and nick hornby. And but i was watching tv. That's that's what i was doing though that was my my storytelling.
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"You know i right out of high school. I discovered the beach boys. But this is like a nineteen seventy seven so way past their aid heyday but let onto the beach boys nonetheless. It was picked up endless summer. That eight track and fell in love with their music. And so kind of became obsessed with brian wilson and the beach boys and that and so several years ago Brian was performing in jersey. And bruce came on stage for the last two songs right. Yeah he strapped on a guitar and and help saying and i. I made the joke in its. I'm only slightly joking is okay. Forget my kid getting married. Forget green. Like if i had been there in seeing bruce springsteen brian wilson onstage together. Like if like okay. Lord take me away. I'd like okay. What else is there. I need to say yeah right pretty early. Incredible absolutely I think that's an thought to see Obviously like the dropkick murphys adore him. You know as you said. Pearl jam so huge. I think they have almost like constructed their career to like mirror his attaway it which is smart. It was very very smart thing to do but they are probably the band that i think most carries his torch but i mean nobody needs scares torts because he's still got it. He's right yes in. It looks great absolutely he should. He does kind of makes me mad avenue. Seventy year old man is like far more like attractive than me. My wife does say. Wow you can tell that that man is in good shape he has good genes all right so before i let you go. We gotta during the question so For those of you who are fans of reads podcast or his family and friends. You're listening to this You may not know what the mary question is. So j armstrong isn't isn't he retired honors english teacher But when he taught he each year his senior class english class They took two.
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Gary us bonds. Do and so he's done a cover for that a couple of times and that's a cover i would chase. I would love. Hear him do that. So he's done a few yeah That's interesting. I i one of the more interesting things that i've heard about him is how nebraska was heavily influenced by the band suicide. I could see that is so strange. I mean i just can't imagine bruce springsteen even sitting down with a suicide song exactly but you can't hear it. I mean the influences there in his whoops and the kind of like The there's a lot of Space is he. Sounds like he's singing in a room and suicide had that too. But i i like hearing stuff like that that a guy like bruce springsteen can Get turned around by a band suicide. Yeah yeah they So kim rosen is a blogger and It's called east street scheffel. Yeah and if you Go there and sign up He does as a cover me He does a daily blog. It's like one this day in springsteen So kind of what happened on january twenty eighth over the last years And so that's pretty interesting but he also does cover me and he either does songs that bruce's covered or people that have covered bruce's songs. Yeah and so. I think you would like that because it would give you some ideas of some of the things that bruce's covered. You know sometimes many times other times not so yes so i think that'd be great. Yeah yeah. I mean the the reason that i'm curious about bruce gap and covers. Because i find his. I mean somebody like him who is so singular and so huge like what what gets to his ears. You know what i mean. I know he's a. He's an active listener right because his kids exposed him to a lot but Yeah i'm always interested to hear what guys like him are listening to yeah You know in fact they When the nc double a. tournament was here in the dallas area. They're playing at the big. At and t. jerry world. You know where the cowboys play and So they did a free festival and He was the headliner and they came out to. Sweet georgia brown the that. Yeah the yup the carlin globetrotters steams and then they opened Him and deals auburn. Is you know did a jump ball and then the band broken to jump and so you could find that if you give you'd be springs news dallas. It is a great cover. So that's yeah that's yes a lot of fun So what what have. I not asked you that i should..
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"But it's not you know like it's a controlled reckless tumbling feeling that you get from that song and i think There aren't many many pieces of art. That could hit that tone and or hit that like. Give me that feeling and it's it's never left. I just think that is a a miracle of a song So that one for sure did i. You know was funny. The first seven times i saw him he did not play thunder road. Yeah it's like okay. I guess i may never hear that. And then the next eight times he did he did you get. I got share I am like you though. Every time i hear it i am. I am happy to hear it a you know. I'm never going to complain about hearing thunder road just such a great song. Every every note is just so perfect for me. I'd just yeah. I love it and yeah that would very much be on my wish list. I do. I liked it does he. Does he do many covers live. Does he ever to cover five. So i found any there. It depends so You know there was this latest Before he did there the river tour He was like the high hopes tour. You know there was a section where they picked. He picked up signs from the audience and did things. So when i was in nashville he did Burning love and You know no satisfaction which which was really good The very first show. I went to here in dallas The you know he came out and Dammit my old brain is going crazy and Why can my dry. Don't you hate it when you get that like okay. It's right there. It's right there you know And the Don henley don henley was living in dallas. At the time. I think he still might and He joined him on stage and they did I fought the wall okay. So he's done so there are some fair things One of my favorite songs is he does It's a cajun valid jolie. Blonde that he had helped.
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"I like some good rock and roll mythology. I like to. I like the the lore around everything and bruce was just in such zone in those years. Like just I mean he hit a stride that nobody hits you know like just writing killer song after killer song after killer song after killer song so many of them like a preposterous amount of great songs. I mean when you get into the river reissue. It's just it's insane. How many songs he wrote. I like i i like somebody in that period where just like have transcended will are no longer a normal human being. They are like a rock and roll machine. Yes that's what makes you a legend. Is that brief period. But most people like die. After that. And bruce didn't die and you made a lot of great stuff afterwards the. Yeah my son's favorite song is out in the street off the river and and he said and he's thirty one so we've he's often his own now and but he talks about the he says you know pop. There's not. there's not a working person in america. That on monday morning isn't thinking about friday night and so bruce's line you know when the foreman calls time i've already got friday on my mind. He says is just universal so he just loves. That's a song to talk about it. it it was. It's a shame since you love the album so much. It would have been great for you to see one of the shows right. Yeah i can imagine. Yeah i yeah. I think one of the great things talking about his university universal lula. How universal he is he. So i mean. He started with his blue-collar stick. Which in less capable hands a guy. That's not actually a blue-collar worker playing sort of part of one would be terrible. It could get real handy real quick Like i would say like the the bad version of that is like heat loaf. did you got into. I think those meatloaf albums are just fine. I think jim steinman is a great songwriter. But he crossed the line into cartoon. Okay got it. It's a fun cartoon. But it's a car and took that performance and found so much subtlety in it and just filled in every kind of nook and cranny and every aspect of it where he turned he made blue collar. Life feel like something. You would want to participate. In like rome he romanticized. He turned it into like an opera. An art form you know. And i mean that felt so real to me growing up even without spending a ton of time with that the the noble.
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Have you done a springsteen themed code. I i see you've done a wrestling and Johnny appleseed and roy orbison so yeah i mean i think roy orbison is as close as i got to springsteen because i wrote a little bit about the black and white night that springsteen was up so that's like the closest i've touched. I think i'm too big of springsteen. I dislike him too much. I don't okay i find it hard to make comedy out of like a guy like bruce who i just admire so much as a human being. I don't know i. I have them on a pedestal. He feels like a like beloved uncle or something you know so yeah i understand that totally i really do so talk about Talk about music of bruce's are their songs or albums. That mean a lot to you. Yeah the river is it. I mean i just think the river such masterpiece and it's so much there. It's i it. Got a lot of flack for being kind of bloated but the blow is absolutely necessary at is is so like A part of what it is. It's just a it's a rock record with everything in it. I love it so much and you know as he talked about in the two thousand and sixteen river tour where they were celebrating anniversary. You know that it was. He tried to do everything that a live show was and put it now and My one of my best friends Sam is a huge springsteen and dylan fan and he did not go to any of the river shows because he said you know. There's there's not enough songs on the river that i like And you know so. My wife asked me 'cause. I ended up getting lucky enough to four shows on that tour. Wow oh my god i'm jealous. Yeah and In the You know she said. Are you bored. Because i know one of the things you love about bruce's that every set list is different in this one you know and i said no i said the songs i like. I like the songs i didn't like i still don't like You know There are a couple songs like I really hearing independence day. Performed live on the perspective of he at the time. Was you know like sixty six sixty eight. You know Singing a song. That he wrote was in his twenties and he is the father's age now than in the song. I just thought that dynamic was very interesting you know stating to. Yes lamar that song. Kind of wrecks me odd absolutely So do you know it's interesting. Read because i had this discussion. Derek early in the podcast. Where you know i i was talking about how much because i came to. My i live. Show was two thousand to the rising tour and so and i. That's where my phantom went from a casual fan too passionate slash obsessed. Yeah so if. I had a choice i would you know. I've heard many people say that if if they could they would take a live. Show that starts with Greetings i mean in go-to darkness. And nothing else. Nothing pass darkness. And i said i would take an a show that starts at tunnel. Loving goes forward and has nothing for either would be fine. You would get a lot of rarities either way. You know you get a lot of different shows to see. What are the things that i love about the river is..
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Yeah i mean. He managed to make bruce springsteen relatable yes like which should be impossible. There's no way we don't have anything in common in bruce unlike a day to day level. Yes you know a jacked up. Superstrong seventy year old Living in a mansion And i'm not any of those things. Yes but he's so. I mean he's so relatable and i some of that is is a bit of an act i think still in the in the broadway show it is anyway but I mean that. Part in the broadway show where he says. I'm just that good. You know like i never had a job in my life. I'm just that good. Yeah it's like yet that you like can talk about what this is or what it started out. As honestly he talks about it. It's just magic trick and You know in. Like one of the things i really loved is when he did the. Vh1 storytellers Right and he talked about. Was i thinking this when i wrote this. Maybe but i was feeling all of it. You know that this feeling an imagery it is. I totally agree So you mentioned hearing the songs live Is like to preface. Read with the amount of times. You seen bruce. Perform live is not a fair barometer of how big of a fan. You are where you live Your age your economic situation can dictate that if you grew up you know in graduated high school in the middle seventies and you're in jersey or you know a philly you know you may have seen him. You know hundreds of times. If you grew up in lake charles louisiana like i did You didn't get to see him the first time until two thousand and two so. Have you gotten a chance to see him live. No i have not and it's one of my great regrets so he's come through fargo once okay He came. i was probably in my early twenties. And in no. Like not in my bruce phase all very much in my like indie music snob phase where i decided that everything i'd like before was bad and only new things were good which is a good face to go through but it's also ridiculous. Yeah so i didn't go. I didn't go. But i know people that went and it was incredible. Obviously and i want to go as soon as everything opens up again. Maybe he's going to get on the road and then they get that chance. Exactly yeah So talk about the podcasts. A little bit Tell me the name of it again. The irrationally exuberant. And so why. Why this podcast. What about this. Why did you decide to start doing this. Kind of podcast. Yeah w-well i am. An alcoholic is probably the root cause. I've been sober seven years. Congratulations thank you. I'm going to interrupt you with. There are certain things that Are cliche but i cannot resist it..
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"The ultimate of my springsteen fandom. Yeah you know They may get together and tour every few years. But you know this is it. This is the peak. He has comeback. Victoria's and you know there's nothing else that's going to be show. He said if i could tell that kid. Will you know you've got an album called magic. You've got an album called wrecking ball. Got a film called wester stars. You have him doing two years on broadway. An autobiography he said eat. I would've never picture that you know you know. There's no second half second acts in american life and route just continues to be while my third or fourth act. I'm yeah i mean he's just indestructible. It's not like he's you know a lot of these guys that are still around. The stones are the best example. I guess are really just coasting on what they did. And bruce just keeps pushing himself even. When i don't necessarily love the album's i love what he's doing. I love that. He's still in there pushing himself and try new things and the songs do sound killer live. I should say there the so-called life. And i like i have no problem If someone says why didn't care for western stars not mike or why don't you just didn't speak to me you know or You know i just You know. I i don't get magic or you know goes to tom. Joyner whatever album you want but Someone on facebook group Posted that After leonard you came out He posted that. Bruce need the putting out albums as he or else. He's going to delete his legacy. He's going to ruin his legacy. And i went okay. You know you don't like the album that's fine but at this point no new music is going to. This guy has springs has nothing to prove to anyone. Nothing nothing yeah. I yeah i. The thing is astounded me. Most recently i did. I watched the broadway show good. Lord that is amazing. I mean it is just incredible. There's nobody in the world that could do what he did with that and make it as engaging as it was as profound as it was. I felt like i came away from it. Having learned life lessons. I guess you know like a wiser person. I totally agree and he. I mean he's acting in that thing. He's an incredible writer. A pros at this point mean. He's really top notch prose writer which was surprising know. Most people can't make that jump yet. One of my favorite april full jokes. I stumbled on is. Somebody did a fake article that bruce springsteen's top short stories New collection coming out and basically. They wrote the article as if every album was a collection of short stories. Sure and that talk about well you know. He followed up this and he did this and i went. You know i want to be in that. Also do i would like to visit that alternate world right like like if. I'm a if i if the doctor who's tartus can go anywhere in space in time. I would want to go that alternate universe where bruce did become the ryder that his mother wanted him to be this pulitzer prize. Winning art of ryder. Right at you know we're doing I was. I was worried about the autobiography. Because at times bruce. I don't think it's a very good interview. I think he's self conscious talking about himself. I think he has gotten much better as after the book is come out. And he's got more comfortable But i was just really impressed as you said what a good story it was and how honest it was about himself and sharing his journey of through the darkness and his the traumas of trying to grow up and be an adult..
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Without i mean without a chorus like incredible that he is capable of building that kind of momentum and that memorable of a song while also like completely ignoring regular pop song structure. Yeah it is and you know. He stunned that multiple times where it does have that You know verse in a hook. I in a hook i in a hook. I mean he certainly has done that another songs. But that is not normally his Imo early right. You know i. I don't know if you saw the apple tv documentary about letter to you. I haven't watched it yet. Okay the you you definitely should check it out. It's really good but He tells the story that Early in his career The guy John hammond i believe in you. Know talk to him about he says yeah. I got a fan letter. Someone said that you're gonna if you if you aren't careful bruce. You're gonna use up all the words in the dictionary. And that was bob dylan and said that may have been why he stuff to use many words later So gap that's You know like bishop dance all these songs right where you just. Did you enjoy the three older songs on letter to you. Or what do you think a letter to as coal. I think it's hit the best probably of his two thousand albums for me. I am so. I'm not like i don't there's nothing. I dislike about his two thousand output right. I'm way way more on the side of the early stuff up to like through tunnel of love. I guess is probably what i spend the most time with I thought it was good. I i it's it's so slick at this point okay. That that it yeah. It just doesn't pull me in like did i've. I've talked a lot of talked a few times about this read. That would be really interesting to have a discussion about the periods of bruce. The same way you talk about artists t like blue period. Or you know whatever i i don't know enough about art to say that but right right there's the early years there's the Call it the you know The you know rockstar years wag. The kinda start barn to run darkness river and then you know Global success you know with burning usa and tunnels love and then the dark years you know through that and then The resurgent years you know. And then you'd have the broadway era You know i i i. I'm drawing a blank on his name but i had a guest a few months ago on the podcast than he said that he was at the reunion. Show like in ninety eight ninety nine and he was standing on the floor listening to the music and in his mind. He says i remember going. This is it..
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"I guess it's the perception of h one at the time was that it was less lurid. Okay know less extreme and in your face I don't know exactly but yeah it kind of shaped my taste. Okay a little bit at that at that point. Yeah my parents never. I couldn't tell you what my dad listens to. I have no idea probably like modern country radio. You know like that's like as far as he goes. Okay did Now siblings do you. Did you have siblings. Yeah i'm the oldest. Though i'm i'm the guy that's supposed to be passing things down. I don't know how effective i was at that. When listened to nothing but rap and the other was in select. Three eleven truly failed. I didn't do well But yeah we. I was always really into music. I mean i was only allowed to watch. Vh one but i watched it constantly like i just i ate it up. I just was obsessed immediately and Have stayed that way did Well i always like to ask like. So you're you're listening to vh one. You're exploring music as you get into high school. Did your musical tastes started to change. Did you tell a little more hard edge. Yeah well i mean. This is mid nineties so Grunge was massive. Yeah so i was very into grunge just like every other kid You know nevada pearl jam. I went crazy for pearl jam. Few years All the stuff that was popular in the in the nineties. was good as a good basis. I think for a for a taste in music. Because i think one of the great things about the grunge music even if it hasn't all aged very well. Is that those guys. Were all very open about their influences. They're very generous about sharing. Who they're guys were trite and that led me a lot of different directions. You know all over the place. Very good So when did you discover bruce. I mean you know. You know about bruce right. You always know about him. He's huge yeah Born in the usa is everywhere all the time. You hardly hear it anymore. Just because it's like a constant thing. I think you know. I got into bruce springsteen in a weird way Please share yeah. I heard a cover of thunder road. Okay by the brave and the bold It's a bonnie prince billy's side project and it's very strange kind of deconstructed cover of thunder road but really beautiful and i think a really good. I think it actually captures the song. Pretty well and i was like what is this. I know this song and the lyrics are incredible And i figured out that it was gruesome went and got a born to run on vinyl and.
"reid" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Bruce springsteen his music and mostly fans. I am your host jesse jackson and joining me. Today is one of my favorite type guests. Another podcast her read is joining me. Read how are you doing tonight. I'm doing great happy to be here. I am so glad you're able to we able to work out our schedules and get you to join us Tell my audience a little about yourself. Yeah i live in fargo. North dakota beautiful. Fargo north dakota I have two kids and wife Make a podcast called the irrationally exuberant which is a scripted. Kind of absurdist take on whatever catches my interest. I've been doing that for a few years. And i really like bruce bernstein. Well that you know that's like peanut butter and chocolate this aid together. And you like springsteen paid. This is her colleague. Yes s cool. We're gonna talk a little bit about your podcast later. I'm curious about that So are you glad that there's a fargo tv series or do you roll your eyes you. It doesn't bother me. I i haven't actually watched it. I really liked the movie. And i would argue on lake a lot of Fargo ones that. That movie is Much more accurate than most people around here are willing to i think it really depicts like pre internet north dakota really well like i. We've we've caught up quite a bit since then but Pre internet very scandinavian around here and Yeah it's pretty accurate. It doesn't bother me though. It's it's an. It's nice to have some name recognition. I guess it was funny right because I was gone to on the wrecking ball tour. Bruce played in kansas city. In my buddy and i had gone up there to see him and we were joking about the people in kansas city. Like when he sings. Kansas city like roll their eyes. Like oh you know and and you know everyone. I've talked to says no we go crazy. We've loved that. They opened with kansas city. So it's pretty funny. Yeah nobody's writing songs about fargo north dakota not yet okay but i what i did find one record and through shop. That was this old Really terrible country album That they had put together for the bicentennial of north dakota and it's all terrible songs about north dakota. I kind of love it. That's good let's go back to the beginning Where did you grow up at wheat. I've always been here. Okay you okay. Yeah and so. What kind of did your family listen to when you were younger you know. My parents weren't all that into music. happens sometimes. The formative part of my musical experience was that i wasn't allowed to watch. Mtv but i had a carte blanche on vh one. So i think from a pretty. I was probably the only seven year old. That was like buying like richard marx cds. And you know. I was definitely the only sixth grader at the bryan adams concert when he came to town. So why did they. Why were they okay with. Vh one not okay with mtv..
"reid" Discussed on RJ Politics
"The the impacted. Harry reid has had certainly on the political landscape on individual politicos in this area. Can't you can't be denied from the las vegas review journal. This is our politics. Rj politics the political. Podcast of the las vegas review journal. I'm jay politics and government. Editor steve sibelius and politics reporter rory apple and today we are talking about the issue of the day which is going to come up on the clark county commission agenda next week and that is the potential to start the process of renaming mccarron international airport four former united states. Senator harry reid former majority leader. Now retired senator. Harry reid It is a very controversial topic to say. The least because i think read Probably reflective of his electoral performance in nevada. I think he enjoys support from about half the population in opposition from about half the population. But it is vehement opposition and I mentioned on twitter. The controversy and there've been tweets going sense. I think i mentioned it last week. I'm still getting tweets as of today People just feeling free to weigh in on the topic and it's been in other In britain about another places. so so. that's it's definitely going to be. Controversial are prospect. Been hearing about this. So i have seen the same thing a lot of tweets. I think we're both in thread with the former state. Party chair amateur acadian. I think she's in banging the drum on this. And i think today she was even she's also she's in the rename it. Las vegas international airport. Just keep it keep it similar. You know to to you know what it is. It works with the three letter. Sorta call signal for the airport anyway And then she's also been a little bit on the under campaigning. side for her father-in-law who i guess. I think it's been. I think it's today. Is the six year anniversary of his death. Obviously the former basketball coaching. unlv and at fresno state mile mater. Throwing that out there ask the bulldogs named very famously. For the largest gang in town i actually but areas if you ever watch that gangland show with ice. Tea came to my hometown. I think the only time we've ever been on national. Tv in is never a good thing. And yeah the bulldogs are terrible gang. We weren't allowed to wear their stuff when i went to elementary school. But anyway i have seen the same thing It looks like i mean it's you know it's a we should get into. The presentation is by the commissioner. Who i believe also tried to get this through the legislature for a few years ago..