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A highlight from 1272. BlackRock CEO Hints at DeFi & Bull-Run! | FULL BREAKDOWN
"All right, so let's drill down into Larry Fink's brain today. We're going to do this. He did a big interview at a Bloomberg event, and it breaks down a lot of not only his ideas of where the markets is going, but also some of the technologies within crypto that are going to affect all of this. I'll break it down for you guys today. My name is Paul Bearer. Welcome back into Tech Path. All right, let's get into our first clip. And this first clip is breaking down interest rates over the next few years, what it looks like from the man himself. Larry Fink, listen it. You have Jamie Dimon, for example, saying rates in the U .S. could go to 7%, and we're not ready for it. Is he right? Look, we all have opinions. I mean, I've been saying for over a year - I want to know your opinion. My opinion is we're going to have 10 -year rates at least at 5 % or higher. All right, so you heard it, higher, longer 10 -year rates holding on to that, but yet still very optimistic in terms of the overall position, so a little bit more hopeful. Rick Ryder, who is one of the key investment guys there at BlackRock, who manages like almost $3 trillion in assets, he also came in on this clip. Listen in to what he had to say. So I think there's a couple of things that are going to happen. I think when the Fed starts, and I think they'll start cutting rates in the second half of the year. I don't think they're in any rush that they need to do it. Second half of this year? Second half next year. Okay. Just wanted to make sure. Thank you for that clarification. I would have been buying stocks. Yeah, yeah, yeah. All right, so he's looking toward the third quarter next year. We talked about that before, is that that most likely will be the case with this higher for longer approach that goes into this. Now, the key here is, is what is causing this? Now, what are we seeing this in terms of the market disarray, the pushback, the consumer spending that's been holding inflation high? They get into it a little bit here around wages being too high. Listen in. The whole idea about restricting immigration. And in the United States, we've had close to a trillion dollars of fiscal stimulus just beginning its J curve. These are huge job creators and at the same time we have restricted immigration and as a result of it, you know, we see more wage pressure. So at what cost? We have in the United States, a very protracted strike between the auto workers and the auto companies. It has been reported that the union is asking for a 40 % increase. So at what cost? What do you do with a problem like that? Right now, I think in our mega trends, right now we are under invested in China. Under invested in China. That's interesting. OK, so a couple of points here to make and also to kind of references the framework of why these strikes are occurring, especially with the United Auto Workers strike. You look at it and it really boils down to corporate greed. I mean, at the essence, you've got all these car companies who have been feasting on American consumers for quite some time, for the last couple of years. Here's Stellantis as an example all the way back to 2016 when they were kind of flat and then right there 2018 blows up. Obviously, we saw the impact on the markets and then just this continued climb of Stellantis stock price. Now, part of that has been just because obviously car sales have continued. So his point of that wages are too high, that this is causing a lot of disarray within the market, there's an alternative to that as well. Let's go to this next clip, because Biden, actually, it's an article here, Biden actually responded to a little bit of this issue around the UAW. Remember, he's very pro -union, but his statement was he asked if he supported the 40 percent increase on the union and asked for it. He said, hey, listen, it's it's really more of a bargaining chip, really, than anything. And I would agree, you know, because it's kind of you ask for the highest amount you can and then you settle in with where it may end up. And I think that's what Stellantis is going to end up doing here as we go further. Remember, the key here with think is if you are very pro and I'm pro capitalist guys, don't get me wrong, but if you're a super capitalist, meaning you are absolutely just wanting to run amok within corporate greed, then you do want a lot of immigrants coming into the country and you want these kinds of mainly from just an optics standpoint, because it does start to put pressure on American workers. And I think that's the thing that everybody is looking at is how do we keep job wages low? And when I say everyone, meaning these capitalists that are really pushing at this. So this gets into some pretty big issues right here, even though he's asking for more immigration. I want to play this next clip to show you just kind of where immigration currently is. Let's listen in. In just one week, they came by the thousands, group after group after group of migrants streaming into Eagle Pass, Texas, prompting the border town to declare a state of emergency and straining the nation's immigration system. Again, the Border Patrol encountered a record two point two million people crossing the border illegally. The numbers went down a bit in the fiscal year ending this month, but are still high. Anybody that thinks this is a secure border is delusional. And this is something you see every day. All right. So as you can see there, does it look like we're restricting immigration at all? I think his point is really, really more toward the whole idea of, you know, higher wages being pressured, getting into that side of it. All right. So let's get into this next clip that talks about the recession and whether or not it's going to be bad, good, all that good stuff. Listen to what he had to say. Does that mean we are headed for a recession right now? I think we're going to see some economies enter recessions early. Which ones would that be? Well, I think Europe is more sensitive to the ones that are more sensitive to this elevated interest rates. Whatever the recessions we're going to have, they're going to be quite modest. So I'm not even that fearful. In many areas, you may need a recession to bring down labor demand. All right, so again, back to the point he's talking about, that's profitability and a lot of companies, once you bring down labor demand, that's one of the biggest issues there. He also gets into the point of what could be the catalyst to cause longer, a longer recession play into this. Here's what he had to say. So throughout history of U .S. growth slowdowns, we have underestimated every single one of them. Are you confident we're not making that same mistake again? If fear becomes worse, then consumers pull back and the recessions are going to become more protracted. We have elections in so many places in the world. We are going to have many political candidates who are going to provide a lot of fear. I think the political winner is the one who provides the most hope for the future or what people believe with the hope of the future. Do you see that, though? Do you see anyone projecting hope? I dearly hope so. I'm projecting hope. Larry for president? I don't know. No, I'm too young. I love that. All right, so I want to get into an area around reimagining bank lending, and this is where it starts to get into crypto or at least the underlying efforts of what he's thinking about crypto, because this is going to be kind of that format of how crypto will start to integrate into the banking system. Let's know what he had to say. We need to reimagine finance because of Dodd -Frank in the United States. Banks can't lend. And more of that, you know, the world doesn't want to get to the developing countries. They lend well, but clearly. All right, so obviously that's where, you know, stablecoins, DeFi, this starts to solve all those problems that we're going to be looking at around tokenized assets. I want to go to a clip here from Bankless asking really what's holding this back. Listen in to what they had to say in this interview. What you're buying today when you buy a stablecoin on the back end, it's cash and cash equivalents. That's an accounting term to say treasuries, repos and some cash in banks. The thing that is not like flowing through is the yield component. So you're getting a zero percent yield on your stablecoins today. So I started looking at someone has to have built something that solves this problem and no one had. The big challenge here is how do you bridge these two worlds, giving clarity on the real world asset side? So someone has to hold a treasury, a treasury bill, and that person was buying those treasury bills. At small scale, you can buy, but if you're starting to buy anything at meaningful scale, you have to show where the money came from and that where the money came from, the compliance AMLKYC component was hard to do. So we said, OK, if we want to offer this, you have to be regulated to do this at scale. And that is the biggest challenge that everyone in this industry faces is how do you answer that regulatory or legal structure in question? It sounds like what you're trying to build is the largest pipe possible between the government, United States government, risk free rate and DeFi. And right now you're saying that this pipe is actually constrained by our current stablecoin paradigm, the current meta of stablecoins, because you go through it vanilla dollars first when really you can just go more, let's get right to the punchline of this whole thing, which is like, let's take the yield of the risk free rate and get it into DeFi.
Fresh "Rick" from WBBM Newsradio
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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
"Coming up, Dame gets traded. Million dollar pick Seth Meyers, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more of this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. 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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
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"Time for the Mike Gallagher Show week in review podcast. We're glad you could join us. Boy, what a week it was. The debate, the craziness, the New York City judge trying to crush the Trump organization, keeping Trump from ever conducting business in New York ever again. Number of media outlets conducted polls. The results don't look really good for President Biden. Even the media outlets could hardly believe their own results. Washington Post ABC poll came out over the weekend. Has Trump beating Biden by 10 points? 52 to 42 percent among registered voters in a hypothetical 2024 national matchup. Now, the Washington Post says, oh, this poll is an outlier. Well, the truth is there's no national election. What matters are the other swing states. We know that we understand that the NBC poll has Trump and Biden tied. I think what's important to remember is almost no national poll has Trump getting significantly beat by Joe Biden. Are they all lying? Are they all making it up? Is it all are they all outliers? And make no mistake, they are melting down, man. They are freaking out over this poll. Here's ABC's. And you know, it's tough because you got both the Washington Post and ABC, these two huge legacy media outlets having to distance themselves in a way from their own poll. Here's ABC's Rick Klein talking to Martha Raddatz over the weekend about the staggering bad news for Joe Biden in this poll. Martha, these numbers are simply staggering for the sitting president. 44 percent of people in this poll say they are not as well off as they were at the start of the Biden administration two and a half years ago. Those are the worst numbers that we've seen in our ABC News Washington Post polling. It's a question we've been asking going back to the Reagan administration. And when you when you dive into the big questions around the economy, we know President Biden has been out there trying to make the case. Unemployment is low. He's been talking about how inflation has been easing, but people aren't buying it. You covered some of the reasons why. Gas prices, food prices, grocery prices and like right now on the big picture on the economy, 74 percent of the country, that's about three quarters of Americans who say the economy is either not so good or downright poor. Now, of all the things I get angry about, the illegal immigration crisis that we have in America right now is infuriating because this is a crisis of the Democrats making and they have the gall. They've got the nerve. They have the audacity to pretend it's not their fault. When you screech about open borders, when you brag about being a sanctuary city and suddenly we face a crisis of thousands and thousands and thousands of illegals entering this country.
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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.
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"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or a family member through one -on -one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you, evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know. 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Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. All right, welcome Evangelism on Fire nation to today's podcast episode. Man, I've got a big time treat for you guys today. We have on our podcast episode today, Sydney Sundance Smith. She's 31 years old. And let me tell you what, she's on a mission to be one of the world's top female bare knuckle fighters. And listen, she has her eye on the title. And you know what? Something that I love about Sydney is that she is a true spiritual warrior and she carries her faith and her father's memory with her everywhere she goes and into the ring. Sydney Sundance Smith, welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. How are you doing? I'm blessed and highly favored. Yeah, I'm doing well. I feel really good. You know, I'm in a really good place in my life, so. That's awesome. I'm so happy for you. So you know what? So my audience, Evangelism on Fire Nation, so they know more about you. I gave you a little introduction, but tell us more about who you are. Oh, wow. I feel like that's such a big question, right? Like the, what does Shrek say? Like an ogre, I have like an onion, I have ears. Yeah, I don't know, man. I'm just like a kid from the middle of nowhere. I grew up on a horse farm. All three of us, my brother and my sister and myself, we were all born at home. We were not born in a hospital. Oh, you were born at home? Not a hospital, at home. Oh, wow. And so for my sister's birth, my dad actually had to deliver her because the midwife was somewhere else. And so she didn't get there. Oh, wow. So my dad had to deliver my sister. That is wild. What was going on with the midwife? It starts wild. She was delivering another baby like across the county. Right. Wow, that's such a cool story to start this podcast off. Hey, it's interesting from starting to talking with that. You know what I'm saying? But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I just grew up out like in the middle of nowhere in a place called Middlebrook. Doesn't even have enough people to be considered a town and still considered a village to this day. When I first heard about you, I was when I was training at Mixed Martial Arts Institute here in Richmond, Virginia. And I would hear your name mentioned, you know, in my training sessions. Then I got to be good friends with Gigi, who she owned MMA Institute around the area that she lived. In Charlottesville, yeah. Yeah, for a little bit. And through Rick McCoy and Tyus Thomas and David Gladfelter, I got to know more about you because I would just hear your name around, you know, the Institute. So let's get right into it. How did you come to faith in Jesus Christ? So I actually, I grew up in it. I just kind of always believed he was there, that he was and that his son existed. And I didn't really know too much about the Holy Spirit growing up. That wasn't really something, it's not really something that Presbyterians talk about a lot, you know. And so, yeah, I mean, I had a relationship with him for, you know, most of my life, but it really didn't, it was like, you know, like the shockwave kind of hit more when I was like 16, 17. And I was really starting to go through like some really serious suicide and depression. And I got really, you know, just really into the word. And, you know, my mom bought me a study Bible on Easter, the year I turned 17. And I still have it, I still use it every day. And so that really just kind of, cause I just have this insatiable appetite just like to know things. I don't know why I just do. And so, yeah, so giving me a study Bible was a great way. And I just never looked back, you know. And that's, I mean, I've had my ups and downs, right? You know what I mean? I'm not saying, I've walked a perfect path since I was a teenager that is far from true. But, you know, it doesn't mean that I've ever stopped believing in God or loving God or talking to God. You know, I think that I just kind of have this different understanding of who he is and like what he wants to do. Like he's never gonna give up on you, you know? And I think that's something that's really important and not something that I really want to get out there is that I'm not saying go out there and do all these bad things. We shouldn't sin much so that grace can abound much. But what I'm saying is that like, grace covers a multitude of sins. That's what I'm saying. And there's no shame, no condemnation for those that are made new in Christ. And that's what I'm trying to come and talk about is there's a way, we've kind of gotten to this point as a society where if anybody starts saying like, thus sayeth the Lord, or you quote the word in a way that people know that you're quoting the word to them, they just shut down, right? And so I don't know, I just feel like God has written it on my heart in a way that, you know, I just talk about it. I'm not trying to shove it down your throat. I'm not trying to like preach at you, but I just, I feel like God is so enmeshed in everything and every single moment of every single day that I mean, his word is just one more example of that. And speaking it is very powerful and that's something I learned along the way. And so to speak it, you have to know the word. Say that again, Sydney, maybe that one more time. To speak the word, you have to know the word. So yeah, you know, write it on your heart. Yeah, to speak the word, you have to know the word, you know, and I've read some articles about you that you are in the word daily. Yeah, I love that. I love that. Every day. In my study Bible, Josephus, you know, I've got like the concordance, the Hebrew and the Greeks dictionaries. Like I really do, like, I truly go through it all, all the time. I just love it, you know. I think it's really interesting. And I think that when you study the different translations, not that anyone is better or worse than any of the others, but I think that, you know, they all have something to offer. And, you know, that goes for like the Hebrew and the Greek too, because their vocab, like, I don't know how to explain it, but their vocabulary was richer. It was like more dense than ours is. I feel like the words that they chose to communicate what was going on or how they were feeling or what God was saying were chosen for specific reasons. They did a lot of like play on words with, you know, like was it Adam and I can't remember the other one, like that that's similar to his name, but it's like Adan or whatever, you know. And like, so one means Adam and one means something that's like completely opposite and bad that he did or whatever, you know. Hey, you know what, if someone's listening right now, right, so this is mostly a Christian podcast, but a lot of those listeners out there right now, they're not reading the word daily, say like you are or I am. What encouragement would you give to them to pick up the best -selling book of all time, the Bible, right, and get in the word and, you know, taste that a little bit every day. What would you, what encouragement would you give to them? I mean, what do you have to lose, right? Like there's so many places in the Bible where it talks about how we should meditate on God's word. And that's not just sitting there and being like, oh, you know, I'm thinking about your word. But the Hebrew and the Greek actually means to like speak on the utterance, to talk to yourself about it. And honestly, you know, you shouldn't look at it as a chore. I know for a long time, you know, it's not like I've read my Bible every single day for my entire life, right? Like we all go through stages and phases and seasons, but, you know, habits are what you consistently do. So, you know, it's gonna take time to get to that point where, you know, you make it, it's just part of what you do every day. You have your coffee and you sit down and you spend time with God first thing, you know, that's kind of like what I like to do. Just pick a time that works for you. It doesn't have to be like, oh, I'm spending 45 minutes, you know, just literally anything is better than nothing, right? Like God just wants you to say, hey, you're important to me and I'm taking this time out of my day to just spend this time with you. Set yourself up to like read five verses or read a chapter a day or, you know, start with small bits. But I mean, honestly, try not to look at it as a chore. I mean, you're meeting with the creator of the universe and magnificent things happen. Ah, come on. I mean, you know, Jesus is the word, right? Yeah. So, I mean, if you shun the word, you're kind of like shunning Jesus in a way. And he came to give us life more abundantly. So how can you have abundant life if you kind of like refuse the one who's trying to give it to you? Wow, that is, that's deep. That's profound. That is so good. That's the Holy Spirit now. That's the Holy Spirit. Speaking in and through you. Just do the talking. Cause I ramble. People know that. I'll talk forever, especially when it's about God. So I was like, God, please just let the Holy Spirit. Isn't it cool when the Holy Spirit speaks in you and through you and you hear what you just say and you're like, wow, thank you, Holy Spirit. That was totally you. Yeah, that was not me. You're like, whoa, that was good. Yeah, that was fire. That was fire, straight fire. Yeah, I was praying for like tongues of fire to be dropping on people in Albuquerque and stuff. Like it would be so heavy in the arena. Like I pray for that kind of stuff. Like to me, when I walked into church on Sunday, cause I've been doing like a really in -depth study on Joshua. I actually did a pretty in -depth study on judges. And then I went back and did Joshua cause God was like, go read Joshua. And I was like, all right, cool. So that's what I did. And you know, so I walked into church on Sunday and I just, I felt God say, take your shoes off. This is Holy ground, you know? And that was what I prayed over the ring the last time I fought in May, cause they let you go out and check the ring out. And so like, I prayed in the spirit and, you know, people call that speaking in tongues. To me, I call it praying in the spirit. It's personal between me and God. But you know, and I just remember saying like, this is Holy ground. Do you know what I mean? And I like closed the whole circle of it and like, you know, I just, and I pray about it before I go, pray about like his spirit being there, you know, and the Bible says that, that God himself is enthroned on the praises of Israel. And then people want to ask me, like, why do you walk out to Christian rapper, Christian praise music? And I'm like, why wouldn't I, you know, I'm inviting, I'm inviting God to come in and like come into my situation. You know what I mean? And just, and yeah. So to me, it's, it's a lot different, you know? So much of it is spiritually based for me. I mean, even like the hashtag, watch me rise that I use, right? That actually comes from one of my favorite verses in Judges. And it's because it was a woman judge who spoke at Deborah. And you know, I'm always about like the women warriors, like the outcasts that, you know, in society it's like says to be ladylike and they're like, no, I'm going to go fight with the dudes. Like that's who I've always identified with, you know, like Mulan was my favorite Disney movie. Like, yeah. So yeah, I mean, I don't know. I lost her. So, you know what you, you mentioned a moment ago, August. So you have an upcoming fight Albuquerque, right? Just trying to trace that one back, but yeah. But you also mentioned that how you went into the ring and prayed at your last fight. Now your last fight, you beat your opponent. You landed 98 punches to her 26. And you know what I'm like that. Yeah. And you only suffered a few bruises. Tell us about that fight. You know, there was a lot of craziness going into that fight that, you know, I just kind of briefly spoke on and that's pretty much, you know, most of like that's like the gist of what I'll say about it just to like, you know, maintain a modicum of respectability, but basically my corners last minute abandoned me for no good reason. And like one of them wasted a promotion flight and all this stuff, like it was insane. And I'm like at the airport, you know, trying to figure this stuff out. My friend drove down from South Carolina with her mom and her four year old son and like to corner me. And man, it was just wild. Like so many God moments happened. You know what I mean? It was like for every curse, there are two blessings. Like that was, that came true. You know what I mean? Like that was just so evident. And it wasn't just for me. It was for so many other people around me too. Like my friend who came down, she had been, you know, kind of like, you know, a rough state, a stagnant place in her faith with God. And, you know, I guess was feeling some type of way. And when she saw like everything that had happened and how God just like made everything just boom, boom, boom, boom, she was like, look, I told my whole family, there's no way I'll ever question again, if that is real, you know? So literally it was just nothing but God. I was just having a blast. Like I had to put all that stuff out of my mind. I didn't feel any emotion. Like, you know what I mean? I felt some, but I just prayed for protection and peace and to stay on point for what we came there to do. You know, like I had, like I have people who like, I have prayer warriors who literally like that is what we do is we pray over these events. It's not just we're praying over my fight. We're praying over the event as a whole, you know, we're praying over all of the millions of live viewers, you know, that's what we're doing. And it, I mean, hey, I couldn't have, I mean, it was other than, you know, just wanting to push the pace a little bit more. I feel like, you know, it wasn't, it wasn't a bad start to be KFC, you know what I'm saying? And you know what? BKFC, now, one thing I love about you, okay? You're a different breed, okay? You have martial artists, you have your MMA fighters, but tell my audience, maybe some of them don't, they do not know what BKFC is. You're a whole different beast, okay? All right, you're a whole different human beings. So evangelism on fire nation. If you don't know what BKFC is, listen to this. Tell my audience what type of fighter you are, Sydney Sundance Smith. So I started off in MMA, but I was waiting very patiently for them to open my weight class. And when they did, we fight with no gloves, just a little bit of wrap support around your wrist. And you know, I take down some of that. You're talking bare knuckle. Bare knuckles, yeah. Bare knuckles. 100%. She said 100%. Facts, yes. I'm so like, okay, so they're coming up with this new card. It's one in Thailand. It's like the super fight or whatever. And they're letting them do, it's a special rules, bare knuckle Muay Thai. Ooh. I have been bugging the crap out of them. Like, hey, can we get a bare knuckle Muay Thai? And they're like crickets. And then this happens and I'm like, I see y 'all. I see what's happening. Y 'all keep me in mind at 1 .15, I told them, I told all of them, I've told my manager, I've told Dave Felt, I mean, you know, I've told them all. I said, if you start a bare knuckle Muay Thai, don't even ask me any questions, you just sign me up. Sign you up. Every single time you have a fight for me, don't even ask me, don't ask me no questions, just sign me up. Don't do that until the day I cannot fight for. That appeals to me. So how do you go from MMA to bare knuckle fighting? How does that transition happen? Very carefully, I guess. It's hard not to kick people and knee people. I mean, honestly, I was just waiting for them, like I said, to open my weight class. It's been around for five years now. So you're a straw weight, correct? Yeah, yes. All right. They had 1 .25 for a while and I, you know, I've been offered a couple of different, different promotional bare knuckle, you know, fights at 1 .25. But I just, you know, I had a lot of medical issues and stuff and, you know, even now healthy, I have to, I have to work to be at like 1 .32 walking around, you know, like a healthy 1 .32. So there's no way I could fight at 1 .25. Those girls cut from like an insane amount and yeah, no. I'm good at 1 .15, you know, like I can make the weight. It doesn't bother me. I make 1 .15, like my body just automatically knows like, oh, it's time to cut weight. And it just does it. Like I really, you know, I just have this really good system and as long as I stick to it, then I really don't have any problems. I cut weight and I feel so strong. It's so weird, but it's just, I've gotten it down to that, down to that point, you know. You know, one thing that I've heard about you, tell me if this is true, but I've heard that you're a fighter who likes to get hit. Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, so like, you know, Donald Cerrone, you know, he kind of like a little bit of a slow starter sometimes. He's got to get hit a few times to like kind of wake him up. And then he's just like, you know, like back in the day, that's, that's kind of like me. You know what I mean? It's like, if you don't, if you're not going to exchange with me, it's kind of hard. Like, yeah, I mean, I still fight you, right? But it's not going to be the same level of fight. You know, if you're, if you want to bang with me, you're going to, like, I know people think like, maybe I'm just, you know, exaggerating or whatever, but like, you're going to get a different, a different side of me. Like you're going to bring out something in me that is like, oh, okay, you think that was hard, like my turn. You know what I mean? Like I get to hit you now, right? So I don't know. I just, I love it. I've always loved it. I fought Chelsea McCoy for my first fight, right? Like Rick McCoy's daughter, first ever MMA fight. She hit me so hard, I fought double. I'm not even kidding, right? I didn't know what to do. I had never, like, I was training out of a basement with some, you know, with a guy who had a few amateur fights under his belt. Like, it wasn't like I was Rick McCoy's daughter trained at the MMA Institute, right? I apparently even knew what the MMA Institute was. And I was just like, yeah, I'll fight her. Everybody was like, you're really going to fight her? And I was like, yeah. And then like, I didn't get knocked out or submitted or anything, right? Like we had a good fight, but yeah, she made me see double and I was just kind of like, you know, it was in that moment where it was, it was kind of like, you're either going to do this and you're going to love it. Like, that's going to, that's going to do it for you. You know what I mean? Yeah. Or you're done. You know what I mean? This is not for you. Yeah. And I was just like, I shook my head and I was like, well, then I was like, just pick one, you know? So it kind of solidified that. And you know, so it's not the last time I've seen double in a fight.
Trump, Others React to National Poll With Trump Leading Biden
"So much rather be in this position of having an incredible record for our president to run on what's his record folks what what I mean what what is the record I want to MSNBC know they came out with their poll and I got it's not that bad actually tied 4646 this other poll is wrong right that's that's what they've said they're now coming out and they are just like this is just flat out wrong ABC News recline he described this new poll number as quote alarming and staggering for the sitting president United States of America listen these numbers paint a bleak picture for presidents Biden's reelection chances Rick yeah and Martha maybe the most startling number in our poll is this the hypothetical matchup a rematch of Donald Trump versus Joe Biden our poll with the Washington Post pegging this at 51 % so for Donald Trump over Joe Biden that is a nine -point edge now that's only points a difference couple of from our last poll in May but it is significantly different than most recent polls it is an outlier compared to other polls we've seen recently our partners at 538 put together an analysis for us they find average an of recent polls having this more of the one or two point range with Joe Biden typically having the edge but whether you believe that or not look there's a good chance that there's people just trying to send a message in the polling right now given the other frustration we've seen we know in this poll there's some some quirk some oddities around the number of black voters and Hispanic voters the younger voters who seem to be supporting Donald Trump and get this because it's pretty hard to believe but we people ask whether Donald Trump should be constitutionally disqualified for running for office and among people who said yes yes one in five about 18 % say they'd vote for Trump anyway so that might just be sending a a message that's more anti -biden than it is pro -Trump but regardless the weaknesses that we are seeing for Joe Biden
Monitor Show 14:00 09-22-2023 14:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. No facial recognition. I think turn and run is going to be the answer for me. I'm Joe Matthew in Washington. Big thanks to Rick Davis and Jeannie Shanzano. Hour two of Sound On starts right now. The auto strikes are getting bigger. Welcome to hour two of Sound On as the United Auto Workers expands strikes against GM and Stellantis, but not Ford. We're going to get the latest from Bloomberg Auto reporter Keith Naughton coming up, and we'll dive into the details of the negotiations and what might come next with Arthur Wheaton, director of labor studies at Cornell University. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is indicted in a federal corruption probe. We're going to look at the case against Senator Bob Menendez with Bloomberg Politics reporter Ryan Teague Beckwith.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/18/23
"Macy's one day sale is going on now with great deals of the day on fall updates like 40 % off outfits for the office that work off the clock too and 40 to 60 % off shoes handbags and accessories to finish your look and get 25 to 40 % off your favorite beauty skincare and fragrances plus get free shipping with any online purchase of $25 or more at Macy's savings off sale and clearance prices exclusions apply before we begin to 1959 the year before Mike Gallagher's birth holy cow it's pre Mike Frankie Avalon and Venus Frankie Avalon Michael I ever dead alive correct 83 today happy birthday Frankie Avalon I leave it to you my friend how was your weekend I know how mine was well I know as you were you were on the middle of it I kept reaching out to you you were so busy you could barely have time for your buddy Mike to give me all the the ins and outs I got to you but I was Rick and I was recovering my wisdom's tooth surgery for every for the dozens of people all over America worried about it it went fine does it a little bit of pain Friday night not a big deal turns out there it's not that it wasn't quite the major surgery I thought it was going to be but my heart hurt in reading your tweet that Donald Trump is not pro -life let's go well let's start there let's start there because I'm going to use the Marc Davis rule about two things being true at the same time first of all this of course stems from his his widely covered interview with Kirsten Welker she's the new host of NBC try I got a I got a very funny text from my phone screener an office manager in Tampa Tracy who said if she's gonna be the host for meet the press I give me the press about six more months I mean I didn't watch the whole thing you know who I did watch a lot though side note and I want to ask you about this have you seen Margaret Brennan is that her name on face the nation on CBS yes hmm oh boy she's bad she's a terrible interviewer I mean I don't mean to I hate to listen she's very prominent and maybe I'm wrong to criticize her but she just seems really stilted and awkward and I just watched for some reason I very rarely watch all of face the nation but I watched almost the whole thing I thought this is not a great talent anyway that's a sidebar so Kristen Welker Welker nails President Trump on the abortion issue and and I see your tweet and I heard your monologue this morning oh Donald Trump is not pro -life as if that virtue signaling is what it was what it sounds like to me is is scoring points with somebody I don't know who you're trying to win over when you say don't over analyze here's because and it gets to the root of the way I believe we all should be and that is not to operate to the fealty of any individual any person it's never about the person it's about the principal there are degrees of pro -choice you can favor partial birth abortion you can favor it at 20 weeks you can favor it at 15 he clearly does said so calling the heartbeat bill the only way to be technically pro -life the wrong way the wrong oh really how life are you if you're okay with with a baby and do you hear yourself do you hear yourself answer the life how life are you how pro -life favor abortion at 14 weeks I think I'm pretty pro -life if I get Roe v.
A highlight from 116: Part 1: Eric McBride and the December 2015 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack
"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playerettes, dudettes, everybody in between, welcome back. This is the follow -on episode to last week with Rick Prado on the 22nd anniversary of 9 -11. We had a theme going here, we wanted to follow through on this next theme, and we'll tell you about that here in just a second, but first of all, welcome. As always, I'm here. I'm Morgan. I'm here literally with my partner in crime, and we're going to do what we did last time. I know some of you guys like small town police water, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to do that when we're talking about something as serious as when we talked about 9 -11. And then this month we're talking with Eric McBride. He retired as the chief of police in San Bernardino City. If you guys remember, Alex Collins we had on was a deputy with San Bernardino County. His partner was killed, Jamie McBride. He was wounded by a piece of shit. We don't even want to mention his name. But we're getting into now the December 2015 terrorist attack at the city of San Bernardino. Fourteen people killed, I think twenty -seven wounded, and it just didn't seem right to follow on. You know, we wanted to have a couple serious discussions, so that's kind of what it was. So before we get started though, just a couple quick things. Head on over to Apple, Spotify, hit those five stars. Let us know what you thought of last week's episode. Let us know what you think of this week's episode. And don't worry folks, next week we'll get back into small town police water. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com, our book from our prior guest, Rick Prado. You'll see that up there, Black Ops, The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior. Great reading. You just got to get it. We've got everything you need there. Follow us on social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, at Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But follow us on Patreon too, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. We just recorded some great episodes. You can't make this shit up. We've got 9 -1 -1, Case of the Month. One rule we made is Murph never gets to pick a movie again. He has to submit it for review before we review it. I promise to do better in the future. Well, because you're on the hook for next month. All right. But guys, we have a lot of good stuff over there. Everything about, you know, we get into funny stuff, we get into serious stuff. Our Case of the Month has been recommended by you, the listeners out there. So head on over there, patreon .com slash gameofcrimes. Now this is a show about crime. We normally are fun and jovial because this is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. We take the story seriously and that's how we're going to do it. This is not about us having fun and joking at the expense of a serious incident like this. So our next guest, Aaron McBride, like we said, retired as the chief of police, worked his way up from patrol officer, but started off as a Marine, formerly on active duty. He's got some good stories there, but he comes to us through another long list of people, a family of service, the McBrides out in California. He does. You know, our good buddy out in San Diego, Mel Sosa, made an introduction for us, got us to Eric. But the McBride family is well known in the law enforcement circles out there as brother Jamie, his niece Tony, and then Jamie's other daughter are all police officers out there that have experienced violence that, you know what, most cops in the United States don't have to experience. I'm not sure what's going on with the McBride family here, but you know what, they don't shy away from it and they don't run away. They address the issues as they come to them, and they're protecting their communities. Eric here was just the fact that, I mean, he's a trendsetter. You're going to hear him talk about his high school career, getting out of high school early so he could join the Marine Corps early. And his whole life is service to his community and his fellow man. And you know, in my book, there's no greater calling that you're willing to dedicate your life to work for the public. A public servant, I think, is a term of a hero. And that's certainly who we have on here today. And I'll tell you, again, we've got to thank our buddies out there, Southern California Gang Conference, Mel Sosa, all of those people. They're brothers to us. They get us great gifts, great gifts, great guests, which are gifts for things like this. And I'll tell you, you've really got to sit down and listen to this because one of the things that's going to come out of this is stuff that has not really been talked about in the media before, and you'll hear him talk about a call that was received. He's been briefing this to law enforcement. On the day of, he was the, quote, deputy incident commander, but he was the incident commander for all intents and purposes. And so he's not the one at the tip of the spear out there, but this guy has the overview of everything going on. You're going to hear things that went well. You're going to hear about things that didn't go so well. But we will never get to hearing any of this, Murph, unless I ask you, are you ready to play the biggest, baddest? And as we see in this episode, too, the most dangerous game of all, the game of crime. Absolutely. So everybody get in, sit down, shut up, hold on. You're getting ready to hear a story about an incident that I wasn't even aware of, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. So Eric, tell us what's going on, brother.
Monitor Show 14:00 09-15-2023 14:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. All right, Joe Matthews is going to say goodbye to the panel now. Rick Davis and Jeannie Shanzano, love you guys, happy Friday, thanks for another great week of analysis. You will only hear them here on Bloomberg. Hour two of Sound On starts right now. The auto strike is on. Welcome to hour two of Sound On. As the United Auto Workers walk out on the big three, President Biden dispatches officials to Detroit. And we are joined this hour by Neil Bradley at the U .S. Chamber of Commerce, which is calling out the Biden administration for making this happen. Later countdown to the shutdown, we'll spend some time with Bloomberg politics reporter Mike Doerning, who will help to bring us inside the budget standoff on Capitol Hill. And we'll be joined later on by Bloomberg's David Webber.
A highlight from This Asset Is Outpacing Bitcoin As Inflation Hedge!
"And probably flat next time, but it's close to a coin toss. They could raise it in November. CPI is up. Consumer Price Index. What does this mean? It basically means how you feel when you're opening your wallet at the end of the week, and then, you know, the pain that you felt. Well, CPI inflation jumped 3 .7 % in August, more than expected. The main reason, higher oil prices were behind the big rise in headline inflation last month. CPI rose 0 .6 in line with economists' expectations for 0 .6 and up from 0 .2 back in July. In a year -over -year basis, it rose 3 .7 % versus forecast for 3 .6%. So you got to be careful sometimes. You'll see people say, oh, you know, it's only 0 .6, it's only 0 .2, yeah, compared to last month. But when you're looking at a nation's inflation, you don't want it to even go up 0 .5 % month -over -month. You kind of want it to be flat month -over -month because the target is 2 % for the year. You divide that by 12, you're going to have everyone coming in at like, what, 1 .888, I think, like that. So 0 .1, 0 .2, we can handle that. Once you start tripling that, quadrupling that, that's when you're going to start to feel a little bit of pain. The core CPI, which strips out food and energy, rose 0 .3. And on a year -over -year basis, core CPI, which is stripping out the food and energy, rose 4 .7%. So almost a whopping 5 % year -over -year there. Surging oil prices were a major factor in the rise of headline inflation. The Fed, though, will likely take comfort in the continuing decline in the core inflation rate, which fell to its weakest pace since mid -2021. The Fed's September policy meeting takes place next week, and the central bank is widely expected to leave it unchanged. Focus will soon turn to the next meeting at the start of November. Markets are currently pricing in a 40 % chance they will rate height then. So according to the CME FedWatch tool, and the prediction markets have been pretty accurate. So it looks like it's going to be flat next time and probably flat next time, but it's close to a coin toss. They could raise it in November, but we're going to be pretty close to the holidays. I don't know if, you know, it's not popular to do something like that right before everyone has to go Thanksgiving shopping or Christmas shopping. And I'm going to be real interested to see what Black Friday is going to look like this year. Do you guys have any Black Friday predictions? Is it going to be, I mean, we're still shrinking it just because of web activity? I always, you know, I'm probably going to buy a TV. That's my Black Friday prediction. Okay, okay. Drew, you're going to buy any like chicken coop wiring? Oh my God. You know, I've been liking buying chainsaws. So I might go get a chainsaw. Oh, man. Plural. You know, chainsaws. All right, chat. How many chainsaws does one home need, one family need, one man need? You got a chainsaw on a pole that I can stand on a ladder on a ladder and then using the pole with the chainsaw at the end of the pole and really reach new heights. So, you know, there's a chainsaw for everyone. All right, all right. Gas is surging. They're feeling the inflation at the gas tank for sure. Yeah, we've seen gas is moving on up. Some people are saying people's faces will melt because of Avax. Avax Avalanche. Because they're sad they lost so much? Is that why? The tears melted the makeup. Ten chainsaws. Ten chainsaws is the number. Kevin has three. Kevin has three. I got a chainsaw. Piccolo Rick says, Piccolo Rick has three chainsaws. Do you guys like really like Limp Bizkit? Like what's, you know, old Eminem videos? What's going on here? I love that album unironically as a 14 -year -old. What is the CPI? Here we have a little bit of a breakdown of the CPI. CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. They tweak it. They massage it, you know, to kind of make them look a little bit better. Here we have the 12 -month percentage change for the major categories. All items. So we have all items, 3 .7 to the upside. Then food, 4 .3%. Energy, actually down here. And then we have major categories, all items, less food and energy. That's the core, 4 .3%. So this is the year -over -year change. So Brent crude probably down there. Alright, let's see. What else do we have here on the US CPI? We have this US CPI pegged token, and it is outperforming Bitcoin as an inflation hedge. But the important thing is to look at, you know, what is the timeframe that it's outperforming here. In this context, this is created, the token created by Fracks Finance and supposedly pegged to the US CPI seems to be outperforming Bitcoin by close to 40 % since its deployment. But the deployment was from September 22 to press time. So from September of last year. And you can see here that was pretty close to, oh, wait, no, that's the CPI. That is not a Bitcoin. If we go to here, we go to Bitcoin chart, we go to September of last year, go to CoinGecko, go to the top coins, click on the flagship crypto. We can't do one year, but we kind of can. Yeah, Bitcoin is actually up. So outperforming in a major way. So doing a pretty good job there. September, I think we're a little bit high. Yeah, September. So up Bitcoin roughly 25 % and is outperformed it by 40%. So the CPI token, but me, I would stay away from something like that. Like just trading gold on the blockchain. I'd probably rather just buy gold from, you know, a pawn shop or something. I don't know, it depends on the tax. Depends on what kind of tax they're giving you. Someone did their community service in a forest to axes only. Ooh, yeah. Whoa. That's a lot. That's what we're kind of feeling. Mario has three, big one, small one and a long one. They're very practical tools. What do you guys like watching a lot of Dexter or someone? I mean, how much trees are going to cut things down and break things apart? It's chainsaws are amazing. Well, I just hired tree removers because I'm scared of heights and there's just no way my age broken limp wrist, you know, that just seems I would be up there shaking like a Chihuahua dripping pee.
A highlight from 115: Part 1: Ric Prado Hunts Osama bin Laden and Leads the CIA Response after 9/11
"Ola, ola, ola, amigos, amigos, players, playwrights, dudettes, everybody in between, welcome. This is a special edition of Game of Crimes. We're going to dispense with a couple of things that we normally do, small town police water, things like that, because number one, it's the 22nd anniversary of 9 -11, never forget. And this episode and the following episode that you'll find, too, that we'll be talking about the issues of terrorism. So nothing funny about terrorism, nothing funny about all these people dying. But our next guest, we'll talk about him in a minute, but we just kind of want to set that stage real quickly, though. Thank you guys for joining us. Morgan here, joined by my partner in crime. Hey, it's Murph, everybody. Yeah, hey, guys, head on over to Apple, Spotify, hit those five stars, really means a lot. And after this episode, I think you'll realize why hearing stories like this are so important. So head on over there, head on over to our website, GameOfCrimesPodcast .com. The link to our next guest book, what we'll be talking about, you're going to find that there are all sorts of good stuff there. Follow us on that thing they call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, at Game of Crimes Podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But look, join us over on Patreon, Patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. We just got through recording. You can't make this shit up. Had some fun there. We did our Q &A, which is one of the funnest things we do. I think it's the most fun we have because it's driven by you, our players, right? It's a blast. It's a blast. And we've got good stuff. We got some good comments on our previous episode, 911, what's your emergency? Which was actually recommended to us by one of our guests out there, Bunny, if she's listening. That was her asking about that. So we did that. So hey, good stuff. But yeah, guys, just head on over to Patreon .com. A lot of good stuff. We've got 911, what's your emergency? We've got our Narcometer review, our monthly Q &A, case of the month, you know, and so we have a lot of fun. So join us there. Patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. Now, this is a show about crime. We talk about bad people doing bad things and bad people doing bad things to good people. But in this case, we take the story seriously, you know, we don't take ourselves seriously. Exactly. But in this case, we wanted to just take out some of this because our next guest, Murph came to us by way of a friend of the show again, good friend of the show, Patrick O 'Donnell. Yes, sir. And thank you, Patrick, again, for introducing us to Rick. This guy is a true American patriot and hero. Rick Prado is our guest today, worked as an ops officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Now, if you've heard me talk in the past, I make jokes about what CIA stands for. But if you've ever seen our presentation, I explained that it's not an indictment of the entire agency. It was one particular person we had problems with while we worked in Colombia. The agency, in my opinion, is one of the best in the world. Everybody dogs them out because they can't publicly defend themselves because everything they do is secret, which goes to protecting our country. So, you know, I know a lot of you probably want to agree to that and you've had bad experiences or you just believe with crap you see on TV or in the movies. But Rick's going to straighten out a lot of that stuff today. You're going to hear stories that you're not going to hear anywhere else. And let me tell you, too, the great thing about Rick is we knew some of the same people and actually one of our guests we had on, Tracy Walder, previously, had just come on the agency at that time. But Rick was in charge of the Counterterrorism Center, CTC, for CIA. When you talk about the tip of the spear, they were the tip of the spear before the tip of the spear got in there, before the Green Berets got in there, before the first military boots were on the ground. It was CIA, their paramilitary officers. Guys, this is a story, you know, and I know people say, we dispel a lot of stuff. But here's the important thing, Rick gets into, we actually have some very candid discussions around 9 -11, the current threat of terrorism, what's going on in the world. We dispel and disabuse people to some of these notions about enhanced interrogation techniques. It's not torture. I know some people disagree with that. It's not torture. Not when we put our folks through the same thing. He'll talk about seer training. But I think the biggest thing that I got out of this, Murph, was just listening. Here's another guy like Jack Garcia, came out of Cuba, fled Castro. These people know what communism looks like. They know how bad this stuff is. And they came to this country. His first firefight was at seven years old. He's going to tell you about that. First time, not that he was actually directly involved, but he was in the middle of a firefight at seven years old with automatic weapons. Again, it's just what an American, you know what the American story is, Murph? Here's somebody who comes to America, loves America, wants to do everything they can to defend and protect America against all enemies and foreign and domestic. And here's another guy that's living proof of the thing you always say, just because we retire doesn't mean our oaths expire. What he's currently doing is great. So hey, look, we're going to, like I said, we're going to dispense with a lot of stuff. We just want to get right into the episode. So before we can talk about this episode, Murph, there is one thing we do have to do. Before we talk about this, I need to ask you, are you ready to play? And you guys will realize this. In honor of 9 -11, the biggest, baddest, most dangerous game of all, the game of crimes. Everybody get in, sit down, shut up and hold on. Bring Rick on a true American patriot. Unbelievable what you're getting ready to hear.
A highlight from What is Evangelism?
"For like three years now to try to use some of this more advanced technology to Do sermons and things from so this is the maiden voyage for this Tablet so I have it on paper also in case Technology doesn't work the way it's supposed to Yeah as Pastor John mentioned first let me say thank you Pastor John and Mary and I here and thank you for this opportunity On that back table. There are just a bunch of free books that we bought brought to Bless you guys. There's also tracks back there If you have any questions about any of the books there's books on Probably one of the great little gems back there is called listen up. It's a little booklet on how to listen to sermons Hey John, I didn't see you come in a Lot of great things back there. So please avail yourself of those resources. I'm not taking any of it home And I don't want to those are to bless you guys so The the topic this weekend is We have an evangelism summit. So in this first session I'm gonna be talking about well, what is evangelism and and why do we evangelize? So for some of you guys these this will be you know some basic stuff for you hopefully there'll be something For you to take away that'll be helpful to you in Adam session He'll be talking about how and when we evangelize and then in a final session today. I'll be talking about What about results? trusting God and evangelism, so I'd like to start out if you have your Bibles with you Turn to Romans chapter 1 Romans chapter 1 We're just gonna read verses 16 and 17 and I'll pray again as we get started Romans chapter 1 verses 16 and 17 Paul under the inspiration the Holy Spirit Gives us the Word of God. He says for I am not ashamed of the gospel For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes To the Jew first and also the Greek for in it. The righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith as It is written the righteous Shall live by faith Let's pray together Heavenly Father. We do bless your name We thank you Lord God for the gospel the gospel that has redeemed Many of the souls in this room. We pray that the gospel would Be effectual for anyone in this room has not been redeemed yet that they would hear the gospel They would hear about your power to save and that they would have a desire to come to you a desire that only you can Put within them Lord God, but we know that it's Lord I pray for Myself today Lord that I would get out of the way of your word. I pray for my brother Adam Who's such a dear friend to my family that you would help us as we teach from your word? That you would bless these Saints and build them up Equip them Lord for the sharing of the gospel the good news of our Lord Jesus Pray that the things that we would say would be in accordance with your word and anything that We would say that was not would be disregarded please God be our help today in this time in Jesus name. Amen Okay, so so sometimes when you want to define Something or speak on a certain subject. There may be a lot of misconceptions or even false definitions of that subject So therefore, you know when you want to do something like that You have to point out the falsehoods about it and and address The wrong definitions of it. So the first thing we actually talk about today is is what evangelism is not Because there's a lot of things I think out there especially in the evangelical church world That are talked about as if they are evangelism, but they're not actually evangelism. Okay, so inviting people to church That might surprise some someone in here. I don't know I'm not that this is not to say that inviting people to church is a bad thing But for so long in the church world People have this idea that well, we have a pastor and so it's the pastor's job to evangelize. That's another misconception It's every Christians privilege to evangelize But inviting someone to church is not evangelism Although it's a good thing Things like you know, I I did evangelism on a university campus for many years and and still do and so there would be various You know free lemonade stands and free cookie stands and things like that and oftentimes these were Ministries that call themselves Christian ministries that were saying that was their form of evangelism. Just giving away free cookies No talk of Jesus. No literature about Jesus Not giving it away in the name of Jesus while that might be a nice kind, you know Merciful thing to do give someone a cookie. It wouldn't be merciful to give me cookies. I don't need cookies In case anybody, you know had any thoughts about that, but that's a nice thing, but it's not evangelism a really popular Evangelical teacher anybody in here ever heard of Rick Warren Rick Warren, he's got this book in the church. The Lord saved me and we used to call it the Bible light It's called the purpose -driven life Rick Warren got on national television several years ago around this time of year around Easter time and he told people They said if you could give people any message What message would you want the world to hear and he said well, I just tell people to give Jesus a try You know try them out for 40 days And if you don't like what you found then, you know, just throw them back kind of, you know But the Word of God says do not put the Lord to the test Jesus is not someone to be tested. He's someone to be worshipped and adored and followed after Another thing that sometimes gets Confused for evangelism is our personal testimony of our having been saved now Our testimony can be evangelism if it includes the gospel in it but have any of you guys ever heard like one of these testimonies where maybe the Lord saved somebody out of a really rough life and There was way more about sin and the way they were living and everything like that It was hardly really even mention of Jesus or his power or anything like that So if you're going to share your testimony with someone of how God saved you, that's a good thing If you've experienced the power of God for salvation in your life, just make sure that you include the gospel in it Sometimes I've heard testimonies that I wondered if it was actually a Christian testimony Because there was nothing about Jesus in it You know a a or na can turn somebody away from Problems in their life like alcohol and drugs, but it won't necessarily redeem their soul if it's got nothing of Jesus To it the Apostle Paul. I think is a great example. He had several opportunities as he was arrested and imprisoned to Share his testimony of what God did in changing his life In Acts 22 he says I Persecuted the way to death the early Christians were called followers of the way Jesus himself said I am the way the truth in the life Paul continued on he said when when God struck him down on the on the road to Damascus He heard a voice that said I'm Jesus of Nazareth who you are persecuting and then at the end of that Defense that he gives for his ministry. He says the God of our fathers Appointed you to know his will This is what God proclaimed to him to see the righteous one and hear a voice from his mouth for you'll be a witness for Him to every one of what you have seen and heard Okay, so Paul speaks of Jesus in his next defense He says that he speaks of the way again, and he says And it is with respect to this this resurrection of the dead that I'm on trial for you today Well, there weren't people not anybody was just running around claiming to be resurrected from the dead They knew he was speaking of Jesus when he said I'm on trial because I'm out preaching the resurrection from the dead in his third defense before King Agrippa Here's an interesting thing. He says that God made him a messenger to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God Performing deeds in keeping with their repentance and the very next verse. This is um 26 acts he says I went and told him to repent and turn to God and and continue repenting and Perform good works and keep her repentance and then he says verse 21 for this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me So he says I told him to repent and they tried to kill me Nowadays, there's a preacher probably a lot of you heard of Steve Lawson Excuse me, he said The problem with preachers today is nobody wants to kill them anymore You know, I mean nowadays if if someone's out preaching usually give a testimony Someone assaulted me or spit on me or maligned me a lot of times people, you know Even within the church will look at you like well, what did you do to bring that on? The Apostle Paul when he first was converted thank you, honey When he first was converted the first place he went and preached in they plotted to kill him and And his friends had to lower him in a basket down the wall a city to get out and escape More things that are not the gospel social work Social justice work or political involvement are not evangelism again. These things may complement evangelism, but they're not evangelism Unless there's the proclamation of the gospel Because evangelism the word comes from the evangel The UN galleon we're going to get to that in a minute even a pop Christian apologetics are not necessarily evangelism if they don't include the gospel anybody ever heard the There's a famous quote from a guy named st. Francis of Assisi. It's a preach the gospel if necessary use words Anybody ever heard that it's pretty famous quote. Well friends brothers sisters You can't preach the gospel without words It's impossible. The gospel is a spoken message about Who Jesus is and what he's done? lastly Another thing that is not evangelism is the results that you see from your evangelistic Efforts are not evangelism themselves one pastor said it this way quote. We don't fail in our evangelism If we faithfully tell the gospel to someone who is not converted we fail only if we don't faithfully tell the gospel at all Evangelism itself isn't converting people. It's telling them that they need to be converted and How they can be all right, so we spent a little time there on what what evangelism is Not now. Let's get to our subject. What is evangelism? All right Proverbs 11 30 says the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and whoever captures souls is wise So I'm going to give you several Definitions of evangelism the word you are going to lead So is used 52 times in the New Testament and the literal meaning is to bring good news or to announce glad tidings specifically the glad tidings of the coming of the kingdom of God in salvation to be obtained in it through Jesus Christ and the things that relate to this salvation I Wouldn't recommend Google as an information source necessarily, but I decided I would Google Evangelism and I actually like their definition. It is the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness. I Thought that's pretty good for for Google I wouldn't advocate that like getting much information from them the Baptist faith and message of 2000 I Actually really love their their definition of evangelism. It says this listen as carefully. It's really good It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nation The new birth of a man's spirit by God's Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others We're going to get to that more later Missionary effort on the part of all rests thus upon the spiritual necessity of the Regenerate life and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teachings of Jesus The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the loss to Christ by verbal witness Undergirded by a Christian lifestyle and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ. What do you guys think? I thought it was pretty good Pretty good. I really liked it Another definition I found is you can tell the gospel to someone by sharing these several simple truths one Let's always remember this the gospel begins with God and so evangelism should begin with God So the first thing we need to tell people is that God is holy. He's the holy creator of all the universe Especially when we're dealing with a culture now Which is a culture of non -offense a culture that's got like a God who's like a genie in the bottle You know, he's just there when I need something or he's there when I got a problem I rub the little genie bottle and Oh God help me now, but that's not who the God of Scripture is. He's a holy God He created all things he created you and me. The next thing we need to tell them is that they're sinners Who deserve God's righteous eternal wrath and there's nothing wrong with saying I was born in the same boat. You were in We were all born the Bible says in Ephesians 2 by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind The next thing we need to tell them is after they've heard that God is holy and we're sinful They need to hear about one who wasn't sinful. It's Jesus who's fully God and fully man He lived a sinless life and he died on the cross to bear God's wrath in place of all who would believe in him and he rose from the grave in order to give his people eternal life and Lastly is that the only way to be saved from? Eternal punishment in hell is to be wrecked and be reconciled to God is to repent of your sin and Trust in the work of Jesus for your salvation So evangelism is just basically telling others this basic message All right, so that's what is evangelism probably sounds pretty simple I mean there's I've literally got probably 20 scripture references here that support the Bible Showing an evangelism as a spoken message that you can't preach the gospel without words So I'll list them off for you. If you're taking notes, you can write them down Romans chapter 10 verses 10 through 17 mark 16 15 Colossians 128 Colossians 4 2 through 4 a whole slew of them from Acts acts 2 14 3 11 through 26 chapter 4 verses 5 through 12 chapter 8 verses 4 through 8 chapter 10 verses 34 through 43 chapter 13 verses 16 through 52 on and on and on Ephesians 6 19 and 20 1st Corinthians 1 17 Ezekiel 3 17 through 20 The gospel is a spoken message therefore to to evangelize we must Open our mouths and speak Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. And how will they hear without someone preaching to them or Proclaiming to them. All right, so That is what evangelism is and I and I want to say to I'm intending for There to be interaction So if you've got a question comment Anything like that, please don't don't be afraid or shy to raise it now next Why do we evangelize So I'm putting that question out there for y 'all And what and when I teach I'll just say this I tell my Sunday school class All the time when I ask a question and everybody just sits there looking at me. I say I'll wait So, why do we evangelize brethren John, Good so people will be saved Jason says because we're commanded to you. Yeah, there's not only one right answer to this question Thank You Hannah to glorify God Yeah for our sanctification Yeah, good all good answers anyone else have it have something they'd like to share Amen amen Praise the Lord you don't hear that in a lot of churches today be a doer of the word not a hearer only Deceiving James yourselves says right like if you're not a doer you're just to hear you're deceived Yeah, praise the Lord, I think those are all all great answers yeah, I would I would say first and foremost Right first Corinthians 10 31 whether you eat or drink or all that you do do for the glory of God So whether it's evangelism or anything else we do I would say the first and primary goal is to glorify God and we know that God is glorified through the proclamation of his Son Yeah, we're commanded to Amen, I mean we look at you know, Matthew and He says all authority in heaven on earth has been given to me therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit and A lot of times that gets chopped off there, but he actually says in teaching them to obey All the things I've commanded you right, so It's not just to not just to evangelize and leave them there but to make disciples and teach and train those Disciples in Luke he says it in Luke 24 He says that repentance for the forgiveness of sin shall be proclaimed in my name to all nations Acts chapter 1 verse 8 Jesus before he ascends After his resurrection.
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"My sense is yes, and something else I see is that I know a lot of people in Gen Z who, if they were asked in a public opinion poll, do you think you approve the job Joe Biden is doing? They would say no from a left perspective, but when it comes to election day, they will go in and they will vote the Democratic Party from top to bottom. All right. Lincoln, great to have you. Don't be a stranger. Lincoln Mitchell, and of course, Bloomberg Politics contributor Rick Davis. And some big thoughts this hour. We've got a long way to go. So hour two of Sound On starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Now from our nation's capital, this is Bloomberg Sound On. We're talking about red and blue division within states. How busy is Donald Trump's legal team going to be? Is the economy stupid? Is that actually what will decide this race? Bloomberg Sound On. Politics, policy, and perspective from D .C.'s top names. Federal spending combined with too -lax monetary policy has produced this 40 -year high on inflation. China policy is driven basically by domestic politics. American families are finding themselves further behind the eight ball. To get anything done in this Congress, it's going to have to be done in a bipartisan way. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew and Kaylee Lines on Bloomberg Radio. Coach Tommy Tuberville digs in. Welcome to hour two of Sound On as the senator from Alabama rejects calls to drop his block on Pentagon promotions in protest of the military's abortion policy. We're going to be joined in just a moment by retired Marine Corps General Arnold Pinero who has very strong feelings about this as we bring Kaylee Lines back into the conversation for the first time in a couple of weeks here on the radio and on YouTube. Later on this hour, Mike Doerning, Bloomberg News deputy congressional editor, shut down politics and the future for...
A highlight from Weakness, Fear And Much Trembling
"Let me encourage you with a testimony of Rick Phillips. He's a pastor and an author. I've sat under his ministry at a RC Sproul Pastors Conference. Tremendous guy. Here's his testimony. He wrote it in a book he wrote called Jesus the Evangelist. Here are his words and I'll close with this. One person who might think poorly of her witness is a woman whose words were instrumental in my own salvation. I do not know her name and doubt I could recognize her. One day as I moved into an apartment, she was moving out next door. I carried one box of books to her car. After thanking me, she asked whether I was looking for a church to attend. My body language made it clear that I did not appreciate the question. So she quickly stammered, if you are ever looking for a church, I would recommend this particular church a few blocks away. With that, she drove off and I never saw her again. I've often imagined her kicking herself for her weak attempt to witness. But a few months later when the Holy Spirit had prepared a way for the Lord into my heart, I remembered her words. Went to that church and hearing the gospel there, I believed and was saved. Let's pray together. Father, we thank you for your word. We thank you for the Lord Jesus. We thank you for the ministry of evangelism. Though fear is often and even always with us, motivated by love, let us overcome the ditch of fear. Perfect love casts out fear. May we be used of the Lord to reach others. May we have that mindset, recognizing that when we say anything of the gospel, it's God who opens human hearts. Just as in Acts 16, the Lord opened Lydia's the ability even now on planet earth while we're alive to share your truth either through the words we say or through gospel tracts or through gospel included books, books with the gospel inside, sermons online we can send people to. Lord, we have so many resources, but Lord, use us. Use us. For us as pastors, may we always do the work of an evangelist and may we as Christians, as we go into all the world, preach the gospel. The preaching of the gospel is not living a certain way. That's a result of the gospel. That's the beauty of what the gospel does, but the gospel itself is good news, news that needs to be heard, news that needs to be shared. Lord, we ask these things that you might be glad to be glorified. In Jesus' name, amen.
"rick" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"Ted audio collective. We can be guided in the same way that a hummingbird is guided. To build a nest. The same way we can get back to our true connection if we get out of our own way. From the Ted audio collective, this is design matters with Debbie millman. For 18 years, Debbie millman has been talking with designers and other creative people about what they do, how they got to be who they are and what they're thinking about and working on. On this episode, record producer Rick Rubin talks about his book on creativity. It's the first time my name has been on the front of something. My name's always on the back. When the celebrated record producer Rick Rubin decided to write about making great art. He created a book about how to be in the world. This is because he believes, as I do, that life itself is a creative act. Rick Rubin has won 9 Grammy Awards and over the years he has produced a who's who of musical artists from the Dell to the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, and Jay-Z. His range is vast and his talents are many. They also include prose, this man can really write. Rick's latest creation is a rich meditation and love letter of sorts to creativity, and it just debuted at the very top of The New York Times Best Seller list. Its titled the creative act, a way of being, and we're going to talk all about it and more in our conversation today. Rick Rubin, welcome to design matters. Hello, pleasure meeting you.
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"I have a certain affinity for Celtic cultures to me they're sort of like underdogs. I guess it goes all the way back to the dark ages when the angles and the saxons came over from Europe and invaded Britain and they pushed the people who lived there to the undesirable fringes of that island and the angles settled in what became engelland England and the Celtic people, well, they live in the fringes up in Scotland over in Ireland and Wales. The Welsh culture is about as Celtic as they come, but in the mind of a traveler, Wales generally plays second fiddle to its Celtic cousins in Ireland and Scotland. It's just not on their target from a travel point of view and I think it should be. We're joined today by a friend of mine who's a tour guide from Wales, Martin the land of it, and we're going to talk about what's distinctive about Welsh culture. Martin, thanks for being with us. Thank you for having me, Rick. Give us a quick primer. How is Wales part of the UK? And what's its relationship with England and with its Celtic neighbors? Right, Britain is a geographical term it's an irony comprises England, Wales and Scotland. And Wales, it's on the west, it's on the left hand side, in size it's about the size of Delaware or 6 Rhode islands and it has only 3 million people. So it's not very big, and it's not very prominent. But legally it's tighter to England, they legally try to differences that the king of Scotland, James the 6th and Scotland became the king of England, James I. And that's a true manager of kingdoms and managed in the crowns, whereas Wales was much more of a shotgun marriage. Do you understand? Okay, so Scotland got on board with the UK with a little bit of its terms. And consideration, but Wales, it was just like it or leave it and you can't really leave it. That's right. Yes. Let's see you go into a pub and there's an Irish man. Scottish guy and a Welshman at the bar. How would you know which guys from where? Well, it's a difficult one. And people think, oh, the Irish man will have red hair, there are more people with genetically the red headed gene in Wales than there are in Ireland or in Scotland. The Welsh I've said there were 3 million people that are 9 million sheep in Wales. We have the highest proportion of sheep to people in the European Union. So when you walk into the bar, they'll be the Irish man, and he'll be waving his Chile or whatever. They'll be the Scotsman wearing his guilt. Lock for the man with three sheep. Because if there are 9 million sheep and 3 million people, everybody's got to have three sheep. So I'm not for the man with the three sheep. And cool, and you spend a lot of time in those dark mouths. Now here we go. Coal, I will give you the wrong the valley in South Wales, and it was cold in the south where I come from in the north, it was slate. Laurent the valley, 1851, fewer than a thousand people lived in the Ronde valley. By 1901, so 1851 to 19 50 years, now there are 114 thousand people living there and 115 coal mines, how many of the are there today? None. So the late half of the 19th century coal was a big deal. Absolutely. Yes. A valley in the north of Cardiff. Yes, the valleys. Okay, so you got sheep, you got coal, and that was fueled by the industrial revolution. Absolutely. And then up in the north, you got slate. Slate. And if you think of London Liverpool Birmingham Manchester or with their lovely Welsh slate Rus, even Charleston in South Carolina was slated from carnarvon where I come. Is that right? North Wales provided slate for many of the roofs around Britain even. Yes. What's the deal with the Welsh culture and singing? Because I think of a Welshman as a choir man, more than more than Scottish and Irish people. So what I've just said about the Ron the valley is symptomatic or is emblematic, if you like, of the industrialization and the urbanization of Wales in the 1800s and early 1900s. But as I've said to you, the coal mines are now gone, and the male voice choir, men coming together to sing is a product of industrialization and urbanization. Well, now, as I've said, that industry has gone. And I'm going to tell you the truth. I hate telling the truth. Few young people sing in male voices today. You know, that methodist chapel going coal mine working ten bath in front of the fire, blackened comb. That's all gone. It's all in the past. It's a myth. So for the younger generation, is that kind of settling with the old, dead end life of a mine worker, and you just get some joy by singing and they would rather not succumb to that. Is that kind of the generational challenge? Even when I was a kid, I'm an old man as you can see from across the table here, Rick. When I was a kid, it was the time of The Beatles. And where I live, it's the most Welsh speaking part of Wales. But it was considered hick in the time with The Beatles to speak Welsh. And equally today, you know, you can talk about Welsh pop music groups. And that's what the younger people go for. They go for the, you know, the Welsh culture. Yes, and it is Welsh and it's individual, but at the same time, it's almost part of a larger Western European culture. So Wales would probably embrace this whole European Union ethic of let's all celebrate and make a giant mixed salad. Parts of Wales. This is travel with Rick Steves for talking with Martin de Lando. And Martin is a friend and fellow tour guide from the north of Wales. We're talking about Welsh culture and there's so much happening for travelers to Britain these days, and Martin, one thing that we were talking about just a second ago, which is kind of disconcerting to me because a big joy of traveling in Wales is going to the choir practices in any town in the old days anyways, Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday and this or that town would be church choir practice night. And then the choir would go over to the pub across the street from the church, and they'd have a few pints, and they'd keep singing, and tourists were welcome to sit in a circle and drink beer and sing with them. Is that still happening? Or is that something that's fading away to be honest? Well, to be honest, it's fading away. A French friend of mine who wanted to send French visitors over to where he said find a place in carnarvon area where you can sing in pubs and I walked into a pub. I have done that before. And I said to some truly local people, I said, in Welsh, because that's what we speak. Where do they do singing in pubs? Everybody's there and said, good gosh, they suddenly realized we don't do it anymore. Now the quiet still exists and these do still practice. And they do go into pubs, but it's not it's almost as if in this modern way we give an over public singing to the more professional people rather than enjoying it ourselves, you know. So the choirs are still there, but it's more of a straightforward, okay, we practice, we perform, we go home. And don't forget that Welsh is a great center for modern music. Too, so that it's a changing scene. It's a changing scene. The language is what where I live holds it together, you know. The community. It's a cement. A lot of the other sort of stereotypical things that Welsh people are supposed to do are things of the past. That sort of counterintuitive you'd think the language would be left aside as people would just embrace the big language of English, but the language remains relatively strong. Over 95% use it for all day and every day. And this is in North Wales. This is in northwest Wales. People speaking Welsh. And if a tourist comes in, they may be oblivious to that because the local people will turn to the tourist and speak English. When the tourist is not there, it's Welsh. And as I well know from talking to you for so long in heaven, they speak well. That's right, in heaven, they do speak once. So the language is it something that the government pushes or is this an indigenous natural yearning to have their own language. Who's pushing the not only the survival, but the growth of the old Welsh language in an island that is predominantly English. Right, I live in the northwest of Wales. It rains twice as much as it does say in London. At the wind blows constantly. It is beautiful. I mean, you've been there Rick. It is so beautiful, but
"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
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"rick" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
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"Long as people willing to work on louis ship they become stronger for it So enough of that horse shit. Let's talk about our favorite bits jokes. There's jokes in this show Yeah we we've got some favorite bits for sure. The the first for me is the entitle are the entire opening copen. Where morty is portland around from place to place cleaning up after rick I felt that the cookie planet was a little too on the nose. Considering recent Current events the details not one. It's it has some very geopolitical notes So but in general. I thought the idea of him going. And just kind of cleaning up after rick. was really funny to see. I agree i agree i i love i love and i want. I know there's going to be some some merchandise for it. And i can't wait to buy it. We put it right next to my rix. Spaceship the morty solo. Adventure bike spaceship. Good with the the design choices that rick has and kudos to You know the production designers are on the show who designed that spaceship But it's fantastic the the conversion of the bicycle so that he can go get rick's foot cream or whatever whatever adventures evans among the venetians venetian foot cream. His like the little dish. The dishdasha gloves. Yeah yeah yeah that he uses To drive the bike at that was great. Great new character in this episode. Shout to garbage guber Who who was hilarious in the episode itself His his little moment when he sneaks around and turns the wheel from like two crows to garbage guber as as a potential Sidekick and rick kinda blows them off but then as we get to see in the post credits stinger garbage. Googlers got a doctorate from harvard. And and he doesn't. He doesn't have to do this but you know he's already committed loves app. Trash yum yum. Trash so yeah. I thought that was hilarious. Yeah garbage garbage googlers could good guy good guy in and you when he when he comes out and he's eating all that garbage at the beginning he just like so full just like. He's like breathing. Heavy is that clip later on in the corner. Just like just yeah no. it's great it's in the context of the post credit stinger that he's not doesn't really eat garbage to sue the emphasizing that more. Let's see puddle jerry Jerry jerry break in that thing. The first thing he breaks the entire garage any immediately turns into a puddle of water or like an egg. Type stuff yeah that part of it. That i love the most is like all right. I'm in and the first thing. He ends up into a puddle like wasted. No time going cont you at a bad time we. We talked a lot about the wheel of better. Things than morty Some some great.
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"Clips from the cold open. Where rick had his his wheel of morty replacements and And and he was able to spend the two crows I expected a vat of acid sort of situation. Right where where rick is like. Yeah i can. I can do what i do without you. And he i. I assume he would go on some sort of rick. And morty adventure two crows and this would this would be like a bit. And there'd be some sort of some sort of gag to it and then in the end yeah all right. Everything's fine back to normal. Simple twenty minute adventure but with two crows thought. I thought that'd be it. So when rick really leans into this and really like embraces the partnership with a two crows which early on it starts out just as a bit right and he goes on an adventure with them but the crows the crows. Teach rick empathy and show that caring. People is more important than some shiny bobble. Yeah that's right that's right. And so he seventies pneumatic to shoots them into an avian planet earned yourself a special adventure of of getting fired young but this avian planet has advanced the point where they actually can kind of teach rick a little bit more about empathy and about how he isn't as caring in these relationships and he doesn't value the people that he's adventuring with maybe as much as he should which is interesting. I think there is probably legitimate character growth in both characters. Rick and morty because of the relationships that they choose to pursue and the decisions that they make and so The the ending with with him going off with the two crows at the end Giving up the portal gun. Like to to morty. Still fixing his hand right and and and and it's not like he doesn't care about moore anymore but he's more invested in these in these two crows who have stuck their wings out for him and And helped him out like i. I don't know it's it kinda caught. It caught me off guard in in a way that if the follow up episode hadn't been three minutes later i i.
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"Like An attack back at anything like that from my perspective. What i love about this show is that like i. I like the look. Rick smarts and farts like harman's this martin rowlands the farts like such a cool special sauce to this show that it can like break your mind but then also have like bacillus like mr poopie butthole character like in the same scene. So i'll be honest. It was a surprise to me that we apparently had lowered the bar on on our farts in terms of people being like too much too crazy too too far like okay. Good to know. There's a line in the sand that i didn't see eye test that i think that episode will live to win the day because i think it's just funny on. It's got a lot of jokes but there's lessons learned by all of them. What i say to stuff like that because one's obviously got gotten a lot of critique. Is that like. I'm not gonna let such negative feedback. Make me pull punches. Not keep trying to swing for the fences. Because i want to give this. I wanna give everyone the most. Organic life edgy. Sort of experimental stuff that we can do in the room. You don't want the room to suddenly be gun. Shy people feel like. Wow rick. And morty really started pulling punches you know what i mean i mean i wanna keep giving everyone what we hope is the best thing they've ever seen. I mean that brings up an excellent point about not pulling your punches so that episode ends obviously with the the premiere of our favourite new character. Incest baby and product production wise. I i think i think i think. Rick dependence spray wasn't That was episode five. Originally there've been a little bit reshuffling. Yeah i guess. My first question is was the later appearance of baby in the Rick van gillian breeders. You'd have to say all the i call on that one trump. Yeah go Was was was reshuffling to you in your mind to get it closer or to spread 'em out a little bit more like was was there ray shuffling because of those episodes or had nothing to do with had nothing to do with it. Had it had everything to do with go. Tron was just one that was in a rewrite loop we just kept adding and playing around with that if it started before a for that one it was just moving beyond that one because it was just still getting worked on Were to happen because we were because it suddenly moved and we had incest baby in our heads for that one. It's suddenly felt like a rewarding thing that chicken on. I mean we. We didn't. We never would have desk the feedback. We're going to get on the first one that we're like oh dear god recalling his back but i like to think that we At least brought some depth to that character and landed the plane in a way that hopefully made them as a whole rewarding is. I love that sequence with summer walking like walking through everything that she did with with the baby behind the scenes. Liposuction and spencer killed like she delivered that monologue which is like a page and a half. It like on i go..
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"Be plot line of desert. There is a two different worlds. There's the planet tina stuff that's going on and then and then there's the apocalypse happening on on those other planets. It's like a it's a duck. It celebration of on on the beep plot side of the world's going to end. Let's just go ahead and have sex with everything was. Was it difficult for you. Guys to maintain this balance of intimate character and environmentalism. Kind of commentary. It was certainly very important of shrub to who's very much like megan and like behind all that stuff that that the fun with that one was that like those both those am b.'s. Kind of aboard together and it was just so fun to have one. That was like lovey dovey. And really able to indulge morty. Who doesn't often get like. It ended up with a broken heart but like that was a big win for him that episode getting to go that far with someone for him to really fall in love paired with like the equivalent of valentine's day be story i get the cease summer and really be in like the gutter together was fun for us. That was just one of one of those ideas that kind of came out like you know every season starts with blue sky re throw everything at the wall. But just the idea of morty falling in love with a with a captain planet type character where you're not just dating captain planet. You're dating five kids that that control cap. The planet was a was a was a was a cool idea. That was hard to ignore. Because you you date and you marry into the other family right. Yeah you're well. You're getting some with a lot of baggage. Yeah yeah. I really liked the aspect of more that we haven't really seen before like we've seen him with jessica. We've seen him with unnamed girl and bad acid episode We we've seen him with girls in the past. But this is like the first time we've actually had a motion with heartbreak With with with maury and So i really enjoy that that aspect of it appreciate that it was important. West actually live in that at the end because we could have easily under at that moment at the end. I'm gone for a laugh but it was kind of cool. Just watch him kind of phone to his mom's arms and cried out. That's one of the things i love about. This show is that you are willing to not always have to end on that laugh. You guys could be earnest. You can have an episode that that really deals with heavier emotions and and you guys own that and i. I think that's been true. No sense you know. Wreck was passing out his garage after unity man that that was like one of the first thing. I loved that as a fan i was like. Oh man this tart. It's one of those things special about this. Show that i appreciate that. You guys are continuing to to develop sorts episodes We we have this question. it's a little bit about Some the critiques out there go for about the seasons use of of sex and excessive use of sex was rick dependence spray a preemptive answer to those criticisms or it was only never done episode was certainly never never meant to.
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"A kind of more of an asshole and now he's he's kind of softening out for the most part. I think in in season five. How do you in the in the writers kind of keep giving him opportunities to grow his character. How do you keep his his powering and de powering kind of from alienating an audience that it's it's a it's a constant it's a constant pushing hole on an episode by episode basis Because something that goes right in line with that was just the fact that he's like a effectively god in so many ways so many ways it's like man he could easily get us out of this jam. How do we. How do we figure out a way to get around that without. We never really wanna get them in like a lane way so been the same way that we don't want to give him like superman way. We also don't wanna give them in emotional way because it's important to us that like To keep rick rick so we're always trying to play that game 'cause like a the show is got a long life ahead of it so you don't wanna just suddenly make mr rogers and not making unrecognizable character that that we love like we all love. What makes rick. Rick as well from our is you know. He's just belonged that he spends time with a family. Any isn't just this. Loan rogue rick floating around the world just through just as moses. Is he just becoming a little bit more human but we like to think. He sheds that whenever we can in terms of his his time with the family in in a mortenson graffiti i love we love the episode titles by the way rick put work into he. He has like a certain shame about blatantly using jerry and admits through his sincerity. That he's capable of loving jerry. Is this like a thing that we might see continued to develop is sort of like a one off like yeah like he doesn't completely jerry or is this another like evidence of sort of how he's grown appreciate the family. I feel like he looks at jerry. The way like a god might look at andt like like. This is so lopsided. This is so unfair. Like this man's an idiot. But i'm just gonna I think in that same way also got a bit of a soft spot in just how lopsided that is you know and also might. My daughter loves this. This schmuck and he seems to bring a balanced. I don't see what she sees in him but he brings some level of balance to this world. I think he's smart enough to see all that so he just tries to stay at jerry's way it's like. Sometimes i see aunts rolling around in my backyard. And when i was a kid stomp on the pile like echinacea. Sound like it's kind of a dick move. I built like little bridges forum. Toss of bread to a. That was some of the stuff we found in that in that episode with practitioners. That like rick felt a little bad about the setup. You know like a jerry. Sorta his joke. It felt like he was stepping out a little and felt a little bad. Jerry was suddenly other people's joke it was it was kind of misusing his god powers a little. It's like it's okay to pick on your sibling but then if somebody else picks on your sibling exactly now now now this is. This is my this. Yeah this is who. I beat up on. Yeah right i. I had a question on the rob shrub helmed rick convenient more And it's it's kind of. I wanted to talk about a kind of a plot..
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"In the show it's still it's still relates and it still but it's a new fun and exciting journey with them so also. The show is more than happy to do. Its own they're going to. They're going to sign the talbert persons bids probably going to be totally different than the comic different universes. But i feel like that's also like a part of the appeal. I think about the star. Wars books became out before java. The hut was shown where job the hot lake was. Very humanoid alien. I think that's a big part of the charm is if you read the spin off comics i want you to get a little weirdness under like absolute just being like okay. They're not going to do this. There's no way they're going to do this. Let's let's do this. Which is which is a lot of fun. I mean they'll they could never they don't do because the thing is like a mini series is almost like having a movie in having a rick. And morty movie called lake rick's new hat is really stupid. And that doesn't something show can do. The show tells the show is perfect but but it is like but beyond all like a science fiction sitcom so we'll tell self contained but like slightly longer arcs. Say this to another big part of the comic. That's very appealing for me. And i know alex to is that we're doing stuff in it. That is very comic book specific their stuff in it. We're doing and even if the show the story they couldn't tell it the way the comic is telling now we're doing some real specific comic art stuff like what you're talking about the committee and other things coming up. That are going to be a really really fun. I want that. I don't want to spoil. But it's it's gonna be real good can be real good. We gotta get the people out to the stores and purchasing these books like the hook with those little got for. Eureka morty fans. But they've got they've got to do it and but you know here's the thing Fair listener you have to you know to start doing your comic stores and ordering these things ahead of time because as you're talking about before we started recording Fred alex you were talking about the eh. the issue is being sold out number one being out everywhere. Does that does that does that little bit. I don't know. I don't know if berg person was sold out But it was okay is that how into how intimidating that like. What kind of pressure does that put on you for. You know issues to through seventeen. Assume at least goes centin. Oh yeah they're going to add nine more fred going. No it's definitely intimidating. I try honestly. I try to keep my head down and not look at any reviews or anything when that stuff's going on because unlike i've got stuff to do i can't i can't get in my own head about what someone else's thinking about it but i am fortunate though the people who were like. Hey this one's good and like oh thanks like someone will send me a link and be like this. Can't just let me know. No it is intimidating. Absolutely i feel good. I don't know mostly scripts done is. The last of most of them are don. I know it feels nice. Use like the reality. It is like the comic is selling out. Because fred's cover a so good and the title is so weird and people love like rick. And morty once they start buying. it'll feel intimidated. But this makes me feel like we did a good job. So far i feel good. I feel like we did the characters right because you know comically this. They are looking for a good rick. And morty adventure yet. Ibm's because they've had other Other kind of limited series. Like rick. And morty go to hell stuff the the sex agony forget what worlds apart. I think we're at the park area and all of those. Although i those did those did well rick's new hats seems to be resonating in a in a way that That that those not may not have. I should say excellent books people in rick. And morty ever after all very very good i wanna give those all a plug. They're all such brilliant works. Burland writers david. Ferrier wrote rick. And morty go to hell and he wrote no rights barrier he wrote a comic comic called dave but yeah i think i think they all do well. They also very well. I just honestly don't look at the sales charts for other people's comics out big weirdo i. It's not unlikely some of these other books are also selling out at some. It's just it's not our books so we're not looking at that you know now. They're really excellent books. Though our worlds apart was so good there was ever after was wonderful. It's all rick. And morty fantasy story excellent rick world morning worlds apart i want to give a plug. 'cause they pulled a character that has a lot of dislike. I've been writing rick. And morty for the comics a lot of it is like which existing character they wanna poll. It's a story about jerry's dad leg. Jerry is like poly-amorous father cuckold or whatever. Whatever relationship they have from anatomy park. That's such a brilliant poll. What's more he's other. Grandpa like it's very good in this issue. i am. I absolutely love how you guys have have worked with it. And i am. I'm super excited for the rest of these episodes or issues. Because it's like it's not. It's not a way that. I've seen him manipulated. Sort of or hamstrung in the past and so it. It's a really unique. Take on limits of for rick and and I we've talked about in the past. About how like. Rick seem like a god right he. He cannot fail because of his. You know limitless intelligence in the things that he's created but I don't know. I think you guys are doing some really cool with with this issue. So i'm go by people. Think tank by guy was going to say his rick x. machen Yeah no that was interesting to to explore. Just kind of like the premier theon myth kind of and it seems like just like rick almost because the see. The show is always going. He's a god. He's a god he's a god and i was like yeah. He does seem like a character from greek myth. Who gets a gift from someone. When this was a preview we show rick. Yeah and i was just like the whole story of like what would happen. If those gifts were like those gifts were like tampered. Godly gift tampered samson. Losing his hair back in a thing. Yeah absolutely it's great. I i i absolutely love it. Male pattern baldness for sampson so round you guys.
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"Or whatever the fuck like ask so we talk about what we talk about crossovers. That identity crisis makes me excited about what we're going to see in rick's rick's new hat. So you you said you wanna you to pitch the craziest idea this this rick's new hat right Did you did you have. Did you pitch the idea with with fred in mind already like. Do you guys collaborating on this early on. I asked for france. And i got fred. That's cool. yeah he's telling me about stuff. He was pitching and i was like. Hey that's really cool. It'd be cool if i got to do this past. We were working on some other projects at the same time. Were trying to get moving. But then they got in touch with me about this. And i'm like oh absolutely definitely their work. Where working with. Fred and fred The best thing you get with. Fred is he will make your comic fifty times. Funnier than whatever script you wrote which is not a given always in comics but fred has spectacularly like just he knows how to land a joke beautifully but what. I'm also the two page spread in bird person where he talks. Vulture person was. The writing was inspired by the sandman. And i read in like a this book going. Like cow the oddest to do whatever they want for like a couple pages in the comic and i did it and they're easily the two best pages in the comic it's like the art is the comic skim through a comic book in a store. You're looking at the art. The dialogue is like such an extra thing compared to like the plot you right and then the artists like interpreting a plot. And i knew i would be in good hands with fred and i didn't wanna stop working on him with rick. And morty stuff with your bird person this is the best. Yeah i think about the comics would fred in mind. Because he's been also drawing all of them too. So like i got some rick and morty stuff coming up with new artists and that was like a little bit of a curve learning how to like write for new artists for the characters. That's really interesting especially in this first interview whether any like pages or scenes or things like you found particularly fun or frustrating. The work on was there anything that was really like stood out as frustrating. You know the the alley straight strips forming. And they're always crazy fun. I think i tried to a couple of spots to secretive stuff. There's the one you're talking about where it's sort of like the word sort of we've around the art through the page and that was that was challenging just sort of like we definitely were going for a kind of culture person. Type thing with the bird person issue on that took. But i was i was limited or it felt more limiting because it was just a one page. So it's like. I got a really land. This sort of just get everything space that just right in that one page. So that was that was challenge. Anc otherwise trying to think of any of the real challenging stuff from this. I think i did have some Okay not big spoilers. The last page was a challenge. Only because i was like. Oh i got a set up the environment i got to set up the characters for this lasts less page reveal And get everything. Sorta looking good and make everything. There's some characters. I had to reference heavily for inspiration the not specifically. You'll see what i mean when you read it and it was. That was maybe the biggest challenge. But i also would like the shutout real quick andrew del house. Oh yes doing amazing colors on this series. He's just killing it. Bet last page has some of my favorite color's just gross weirdness really really great at. It makes me super excited for the next issue. Because yeah the way that you guys set it up for for for the next issue it's It's it's real weird gooky. We're real real disgusting. Man shot up to fred's comic specific cronenburg's he just a little lumpy animation. He can't make them to to detailed comic book. Oh veins began. that's what whatever read the solicitor free issue to. You'll know what lot of birds. Yeah so many cronenberg's the the you go from the show the reference like kind of like the style of how have how they've done their cronenburg's and then you don't you don't wanna you don't wanna copy it out. You don't wanna copy of you want it to be an image to it at the very least I imagine that was you know. I'm not an artist. So i can imagine it's difficult to try to get the the the style but not outright. That was challenging and then i had to sort it just like do some try some out first before i could really nail down like this i wanted to do on. This is how we're gonna make them. It's it's an interesting challenge because you wanna make a weird and mutants and blobby and a little bit like like you want to see that they were human once but you also want him to be distinctly non human. So it's and not just look like any other. Rick and morty alien on another planet or something because that can be a challenge to because you want it to be visually distinct like i know in the beginning of this is a sequence on another planet with some alien creatures around this a few missile. There's a lot of alien creatures in this. And i referenced some but then there's other some just like making up and i'm i'm glad to say to my eye anyway most of them look visually distinct enough from the kronenbourg. So you see the cranberry radio. Oh yeah cronenburg's and these guys are aliens got it one thing that he did like anti and i were looking over yesterday before we send you guys the pdf it. We're noticing there's a lady chromebook with like long eyelashes and that's kind of cool thing is like she wore makeup as a human being. He's not going to give it up after the mutation. And that's like the nice little human touch solid. These they all look neurotic and weird as a people wonderfully thank you i i wanted. I wanted to ask a question Tomo working oregon fred fred. Alex we're working together. Obviously there's there's other collaborations going on that. That is not That not this. This issue that this series What kind of things have you learned from each other. That have made it easier. Kind of going into Bricks new hat. I'm going to start off on this one. If that's cool. Yeah i think one of the big things has been. This is unique to working with alex from me. Is that we. We've been very communicative during the whole process of writing while he writes it. And then i it and will lay up sort of send pages finish on and it'll be like house this. What's that and notes. The ideas and hill. Like right things be like. How does this work now. This like little tweaks and stuff as the issue continues. And so i haven't had that experience with any other writers i've worked with really it's been mostly like script i'll talk to you later and you're like oh okay and it's that can be kind of nice because there are some writers who are hands on But this is that. Alex is like great to work with the jokes are great and it's the writing is like it's so funny and it's just a pleasure to work on all the time and the collaboration honestly it makes it feel more exciting and a lot less like i'm working avoid. Which is one of the things about comics that can be extremely frustrating is sending out pages and wondering if anybody even saw them.
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"I take them follow in rick. And morty are modern gods they are modern legends. When rick says season three episode. One i have kind of binding hat. I have to tell that story. No i was. I just thought. I wanted to see the goofiest kitsch. I could do that. I had the idea like fake. Crossover would be like be kind of funny. Because i love doing rick. And morty presents where you like focus on the side characters and it's going to be i would like when i got to pitch a new series. I was like. I wanna like do this but it is like i wanna keep writing bark person. But i shouldn't 'cause it's like you shouldn't lake keep going to that. Well if you have an opportunity to diversify. But i would love it. If if i would be so happy if the rick and morty characters could be like the marvel universe lake because i like these characters so much i like writing them so much that afflict bird person could just have his own series across over with lake. Morty series will be so great. Like i'm just going to make this happen is a sick when idea i enjoy. So when you talk about like a faux crossover you talk. You talk about it. This being fo- crossover event. Is that sort of. Like your your. Inspirations all these different. Like rick. And morty presents one off sort of characters like bringing them all together in a storyline that they may not necessarily have made sense in the past two to interact with each other a little bit of it but a big thing is also just like i'm a massive fan of grant morrison and they think abe as anyone who enjoys books with pictures and the pictures put an order in a big thing that he does that i think is genius allen more especially is they try to imitate the writing of what is inherently junk junk writing like grab more morrison he will imitate lick will take the dialogue straight out fifties comic book input into like a gothic horror story. Alan moore will stretch like imitate like flip the frog cartoons like like things like not even good enough to be mickey mouse or like to be remembered honestly by most people and like do it and i always thought like it's so interesting because like crossovers inherently have such a specific way. Those stories are told in that is to say usually. It's everything but the kitchen sink. But if you don't read the off you're always getting half a story and they're always collected intrigue paperbacks without the spin offs so usually you are always reading half the story. You're always reading half the story with a crossover. It's such a unique and funny thing. Rick and morty by its nature parodies like what it kinda gets into. So if i like it will be so fun to just like. Tell half rick. And morty story the biggest inspiration i will say this. Do you guys final fred. But you have you guys read more since animal man. I have not. I haven't it's excellent. I highly highly recommend animal. Men notes write animal man might be one of the best. Were you can jump in by the way. And i don't want to cut you off a guy. Animal one of my favorite graphic novels genus rich and randomly. I always think about it. There are two issues that i think. Time to hop world this event where like santa guarantees like hawk. Man's hawk woman's people invading her. Yeah and there is a ammo. Man's thing is that he has to you. Know it's pure grant morrison if you seem doomed patrol you know style. Animal man has a few was a created by poet and he has to just like seeing of like the most miserable thing in the world. It's something like that. And it ends with just like this shaggy dog absurd. Ascending would man sa comes. You press a button on it but i always remember shows. A grant. Morrison did his thing in the spin off and all of a sudden reading animal. Man you get this glimpse into an event that no one remembers. No one's going to read the comic of this. They don't care. They love grant morrison they of animal man so a big part of rick's new hat as i was thinking like. Oh it's an event the dumbest fucking thing imaginable rick's getting anew hatch and every issue that he goes into because i will be on. There have been a few shakeups i think. Rick and morty are the stars of most of the crossovers. Sorry everyone took solicited mr poopie but in both of them it's like the two thousand been revealed is mr poppy butthole apocalypse which was based on old man logan. So that's the battle. There's like a series going on where mr poopie butthole is like trying to make his way through the apocalypse in the third issue. It's the adventures of like it's based on the sandman in a big way where just like the adventures of the tickets. Please guy as the angel of yeah going through. Going through the greek underworld. You'll see what happens. We got twist. We got turned the rest. Haven't been solicitous not gonna reveal. But that's the rick. And morty dropping into the long saga of other people series each one is written in a different voice and fred actually really did draw them in like different style. Studio kind of see vague. Go on but i think that's fair. That's and i love taking that idea of a like existing world and that theme. 'cause like so many rick and morty episodes like base themselves off a theme or a piece of pop culture content and like twisting that into the series. That's that's brilliant. I i'm excited. We'll say i'm most excited for people to check out the second issue which is the puppy butthole apocalypse. I think if you read to the end of issue on you get a little taste of see we we're going with but it just gets weirder and wilder and it's it's it's really good. Your trump gruesome ships. So well casts. Just just just write me. More than i will draw at all they want. Yeah they're they're. They're a couple panels in in the first issue that i was really impressed by it was it was an. I'm sure this has been seen other other places but the specific one is were The the font is going kind of backwards attacks is going backwards on the page. And there's there's the there And it's a really impressed. By just the way that that page that panel slows to from right to let things Tricky one there was glad it worked out. Yeah yeah It so In also say about like crossovers. What's interesting about crossovers. The first comic. I when i got into comics was right around like identity crisis and stuff in the early two thousands and i didn't realize how many extra kind of side books that were going on at the same time on that fed into the the story of doctor light getting his mind wiped and then the raping the adams wife or something like that. That's that's a. that's the bleakest comic. I think from a mainstream publisher. That includes watchmen which was actually good. It's definitely the bleakest crossover event. The blade ucs oregon book. You imagine you'll ever see like sultana and.
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"Don't really think it'll unless unless you end up being right. And we do have some sort of mid season break which they've said we will get all ten episodes right so we're not anticipating much of a break but this does feel like it could be a thanksgiving episode e even if even if they have like a one or two. Maybe two week breaks right that that's enough to to split things up. We got a like rick dependence bray for example you know around the fourth he had the the. Us independence day holiday. Weekend right they might have a break then in may maybe maybe the thanksgiving episode. Maybe it's a finale we're not. It's just conjecture here. We're not predicting anything. We we have zero knowledge. At this point we are a hundred percent. Speculations right Go tron. Jerry says rick van jillian Is one yes based on a popular anime. Or at least that's what my co workers told me That was the only episode title. That somebody i work with came up to be like. Oh did you see this one. That's like one of my favorite enemies. And i was like okay. I'll take your word for it. All right i'm still on my my hero academia academia. It's still watching that. Show rick shine of the spotless. Mort a jim carrey film. Yeah all all scary. Terry fold on our facebook mentioned that one is. Maybe maybe we're gonna get a tear jerky type of episode out of out of that one maybe Or it ends up being like some sort of mind blowers like they're messing with with with you know thoughts again and i don't know they they could go with that direction unofficial mind blower sequel without without coming right out and being like international cable. Too right yeah. We got we got. We got two more on here to travis. What are they forgetting. Serik marshall hope. Hopefully this is the this. Is the hawaii episode right. They got a hawaiian resort. That'd be terrific. Maybe this is the we. We guessed that they may be doing a vacation type episode. There's some clues in the trailers about that. So maybe this is that episode. And then rick more rick more jack like samurai jack There's there's some some history over adult swim with samurai jack rick and morty scheduling conflicts and whatnot so interest- interesting choice of title with this one and a and a nod to classic adult swim show as well also. Yeah there you go ten episodes we now have titles and And all that's left is to see the see the dang shows so i'm excited i know you guys are excited as well Unity if you have a favorite episode or favourite title They sure to share that with us over on all the social media platforms and we will. We'll keep the conversation going out there. Any other thoughts on these titles brin e we we've in the past we've had an entire dedicated to the episode titles in what we thought they meant right in in like kind of breaking down a little bit. This is our quick way of doing that Because we've got a. We've got a full slate. I think coming up in the next couple of weeks ideally To to season five and we're we couldn't be more excited to do that for you But there's one more thing before we get into our next segment a our next main segment and that is what we like to call dan. Harmon's social media minute nail. Were that that a new. It's the dan harmon social media nail lot that that episode dedicated to nail nail. We love. that's a screw. That's a screw the nail the nails my thing. Okay completely different. Oh don't get it twisted must you must be like a wood wood screws right like like the ridges because how are you can get the tattoo ta on a nail. Unless it's like. I don't don't question my my craft drywall screw. It's a dry wells. Yeah okay yeah anyway anyway. Anyway not in. This is the dan harm social media. Minute dan is getting back out there. He he's he's shaved his cova beard. He's he's he's ready to reemerge in this post covid society that we live in and and he's posting about it of course So he and his fiancee cody heller. And about any post this picture. It's a picture of cody corner. And the caption is. I'm gonna go over there and fart you tax normal heller. His his fiancee nothing. Nothing too crazy to shout out. Call call on his collina's lady out a little public flatulence but what stood out to me. Was the location of this photo because i immediately was like. That looks familiar. Something about this seems very familiar to me. And i saw a pacific wharf trash can a bowden bakery tour thing like on the other side and i realized this is at a disney theme park. Sure enough i. I look at look at the location tag and this was sent from disney california adventure park dan. Dan does disney so they apparently after the i said it. Apparently after disneyland finally reopened after over a year of being close due to california's cove regulations yet a decided to get out and go. Checkout does california adventure. And i'm excited for them. I love me some disneyland and so that's why that's why i picked this particular that he just really hasn't posted much the last couple of weeks. I'm sure he's very busy. Yeah he he hasn't he hasn't posted much Because i i just to gauge what. He's been up to Mostly because i kept seeing. I think you you may have mentioned to me. A couple of days ago that he was at disneyland and it just happened to be that rob shrub posting a bunch of stuff on on instagram with him in in dan as well and cody and and and his rob's sos signal other one one. Where they're on like a roller coaster And it's it's all of them screaming in it's like set the music. It's it's it's fun we'll you and i will do competing segments. I'll do the straub. You do the shrub. Social media minute or is is that will we'll have competing segment. I th i think this is already accessories. But anyway you can go out to to dan social media and you can now far in the same place that dan's fiancee has did so. So make sure to check that out over on on instagram. At dan harmon. And that's it for the social media. Minute ooh yeah. That was great we did. We did a good job on that one. Travis i gotta i gotta commend us for for both just knocking that one out of the theme park all right all right gentlemen That is that is gonna do it for somebody pertinent news. If you see any sort of rick. And morty adjacent news out on the interweb that you think we should feature in an upcoming episode i make sure to share that with us and we will always give credit as long as we can remember sent it to us but but yeah yeah we. We appreciate everybody that sends us little bits of news. Oh my god you know how travis you know what we didn't do yet. Oh my gosh. Oh my god i'm i'm so i'm so.
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"Shop is as a way to get those and Yeah i think i think. That's all the links. I think that's all that is all the links good good news about the rt public site. Travis i did go in there. I rearranged and a couple of more designs That that we have out there so far actual apathetic enthusiasm the the the green little one that you that you made a little. While yes i also added rounding the rounding the bases logo on their Just just for shits and grins. He keeping it keeping classic though they still haven't folio you know i'm i'm producing them. So you know. Wh what are you gonna tell me. Tell me you just. You could just hold their episodes hostage until they pay like well. It's not gonna hit the apple. Podcasts application unless i start seeing those greenbacks. That's that's that's that's how podcasting works these days All right well brandon. I i just want to let folks know if they're watching the video version There's an end in sight. You this is not the final form for streaming brandon we. We are very close to britain getting actual internet at his house. Correct gosh yes yes. If if if my hope is is accurate. This time around wednesday of this week. June second i will have actual gig oblast internet in ask which which means for video listeners. You hear crappy audio from my end audio listeners. You hear crappy audio from a different microphone but Yeah we're looking forward to that it'll be it'll be a great But fantastic as long as long as it's before june aka father's day aka season five premiere than you know a. We're on golden pond here. Yes yes and and don't forget to catch our podcast dedicated to on golden pond. I i don't have an ongoing pawn pun to come up with for that but as a joke and failed jokes obviously mean it's time to get into our first segment which is semi pertinent news. Screw screw attack a screw rocket tucker semi purna news. Screw conducted tack screw. Lucked attack attack semi bernie news. I i've been very I'm unpacking my my house. After this move right travis and in their stuff on my desk. And i just have because i'm shuffling things around and there is a a single would screw that has that is on my desk that i've been playing with and i was like you know i'm more interested in in this crew right now than then podcasting for the masses So i dedicate. I dedicate this episode to the screw. All right screw. This one's for you i. I will say that they're normally all sorts of little knickknacks and trinkets on my desk. That i tend to fidget with as podcasting And this this morty stress ball from the loot crates that we got a great little just like grab it. Make a lot of noise. So it's it's not super distracting. But that's that's been the that's been the choice for me lately While i listened to you talk when it's your turn on podcast anyway It is semi pertinent news. We have one major news story to discuss. And it's. It's not hard hitting late breaking news. Because in traditional rick and morty fashion they always drop huge announcements immediately after we release an episode. I no rhyme or reason about it. We we record every monday. Basically right and then and then tuesday. We will release the episode and the the past couple of announcements tuesday morning. They announced something right. after after. we've heard your after we've moved on all this this announcement right we. We didn't record until tuesday. I think we recorded. Maybe like tuesday or wednesday and it didn't it the episode. Get out 'til later. They released this news the day after we recorded even though we're accordingly and it was like come on. We can't win. We can't win with them. But of course the news that we're speaking of is we have confirmed episode. Titles that's right. Every episode in season five the titles have been shared the they shared a cool video with with rick hiding out in that like crawl space underneath the house on the tiny planet Dating back to like. What does that the season finale of season to season to season. Two finale. yeah Right before rick and turns himself in So so yeah. So he's sitting down there. He's all sad looking and now he has all of these floating episode titles all around him We're not we're not gonna break these down and do like a huge You know i don't know like dissection of what these episodes could mean if you wanna get our thoughts on possible synopses for the upcoming episodes than you could check out our last episode of this podcast where we came up with our own offices Based on the trailers let's break them down We've got we've got ten. Titles the first one mort diner ric andre. Moore's dinner rick andrei which is a reference to my. Yeah there's two ends in there. It's dinner. I can't read all right. Ladies and gentlemen mork diner more more diner shoney's we never left the show obvious reference to my dinner with andre hashtag. Avi we got more t -plicitly which is You know based off of publicity. The classic the classic kiana honorees film. You tries to save his dog From gang gap. Yeah that's it. That's that's the one. Rick dependent spray rick convenient mort which. I'm assuming that is the one where we see that. Kind of captain america Character because recommends more is as you know in an inconvenient truth. The whole al gore thing. Right amar a mortar can creek fiji which that's a really hard to.
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"To bad on cyberpunk bird planet bre That's that's a good one we we we don't see too much cyberpunk bird planet but There there are a couple of clips of of that in there. I do notice that is in that. But she's also she's also in the prince nimbus Clips not saying that. She can't be immoral an episode. Obviously yeah but there there is. There is something interesting there and while while we are having fun with the bro services. Jessica's around in these trailers of fair amount is there. Is there any chance. Could it be that. That morty is actually like in some form of relationship with jessica like may maybe. Maybe those are the same episode. Maybe maybe we're picking like maybe the first half is the nimbus stuff in the second half is cyberpunk planet and it all includes jessica. And it's they're just. They're just tricking us and these. This is actually only like three episodes worth of content. That the cutting cutting very creatively to make it look like a full season which they've kind of done before But yeah. I don't know like that's that's that would be. That would be something. I'd that would be interested in. Seeing is morty having an actual relationship that is outside of the the the rick relationship where and we've seen rick before get jealous about a mortgage spending time with other people A it'll be interesting to see what that dynamic would be for rick to be like More he's got a girlfriend in trying to navigate that type of stuff like yeah okay. Whatever i don't get it'd be good. I don't i don't actually have another brune apsis Because you know those those for that. I had that seem to have kind of a a theme to eat each one of them But i did write down like just bits and bits and pieces from Some of the other things that i saw like the hump me guy. Yeah clip from dog world. And the captain planet kind of Spoof that that those seem it's all so so for that one. I wrote gotta check that carbon footprint bre. Reckon morty gotta save the planet again but this time through being a good steward of our natural resources bre they were gonna end it. With broad with like just legitimately natural resources for us. Close the loop. close the loop But yeah it's totally a pickup. There's there's definitely a captain planet looking character female with some sort of it. Looks like a recycling symbol on like a chess play. And it's in the same episode based on based on maurice novelty t shirt or whatever whatever shirt he's wearing yeah it looks like he's getting rained don by acid when he's when he's locked out of of rick spaceship so i could definitely pick up on some sort of lake you know. Save the planet type tones there..
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"Clearly. An anti he becomes an antagonised. It's it's weird because in get swift. The this is our first introduction introduction to who the president is in whatever dimension where we're we're watching for rick. And morty and he seems like a pretty cool guy right like he's he's he's he's up on his musical tastes like the dream you don't know who the dream And he. He seems to advocate a lot. For rick and morty hand handing off to rick to kind of be like yeah. These floating heads want to put us in a.