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Fresh update on "robin" discussed on Pat Walsh
"Robin Trouser was, of course in Proco Harem. Um yeah, I felt like it wasn't a great vehicle for him. And, uh, the song Simple sister really brought out what he could do, but because Robin Trout albums were so big That's some kind of became obscure, except for guys like you and write exactly. No, that's exactly true. It's a great song, but you're right. It may not have been the right band for Robin. Try our and by the way, the show is still going strong even after the through the pandemic will, But yeah, Here's here's broken harem. With Robin to our well I mean, you know, you could get a little taste of Robin. Try our through that right? Little taste will, but the one is there. You know when I think of pro quo harem. And.
What is the Clubhouse app?
"Brett. Remember when you were kid and you wanted your own clubhouse in the backyard well now. There's a lot of buzz around a new online clubhouse and we ever pailin colleague terry collins here today to fill sin terry welcome and by the way listeners. Terry is fairly new to usa today. So you can expect to hear more from him here on talking tech and on our mobile app on usa today and on that usa today. Cop so terry. What is clubhouse. A mike umbrella. Thanks for having me in usa today really appreciate clubhouses bid on social media audio only invite app where members chat and debate on topics ranging from business tech politics professional networking sports music religion. You basically name it. It's it's it's there. It's been around for almost a year. It's been seen a lot of attention as membership is seen a sudden surge most recently thanks surprise and well attended chats by chest. Ceo elon musk. Who talked black. Tentative the controversy Robin hood over the game. Stop trading turmoil. We just saw and then also facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg. Who of course you know. He talks a lot about the virtues in virtual reality so it seemed quite a in membership. It's been up the uploaded more than eight million times for awhi- more than doubles total earlier this month and almost nearly three million downloads. The us At checker banning. So it's it's becoming quite popular app you've heard about it. This is why
Fresh update on "robin" discussed on Nightside with Dan Rea
"The Negro leagues specifically talking about a guy from the Boston area will Cannonball Chapman and let's um let's get back to be John Bane. Okay, be John. You talked to story about Ted Williams 55 years ago. We're in 1965. If I'm doing my math, right or 1966 Yes, And during his induction speeches, you know, he said that he wished the one day that Cooperstown would enshrine some of the Great Negro League players that he felt were deserving such a settle Page or Josh Gipson. Yeah. Um, And, you know, I just want to address the real quickly here and get it off the table. You know, Boston, As you know, Red Sox were the last team to have a black player pump sea green. And a lot of that was attributed to the owner of the time Tom Yawkey on it has been, You know an issue here in Boston, and I think it's ironic, and I also think it's good. That that Cannonball Jackson End his battery made Berlin White Found comfortable. New England be a comfortable and welcoming place. Not everyone had that same experience you mentioned. I think in the article with Kevin DuPont that Jackman for many, many years, I guess decades As he after you, you know, Finnish baseball and maybe while he was playing baseball also worked as a chauffeur for a New England family, correct. Yes. He worked for a family. I think their surname was click. And I know he lived in marrying on the latter years of his life. So they were even marrying or they could have been in bed. Um, but, Yeah, he was their driver. And, yeah, Had a day job, but he was still pitching. In the very, very late 19 forties, when he would have been a little bit over 50. And I mean effectively like in the Park League and the Newport sunset. So much so that when he pitched them the Newport Sunset League every Wednesday. The Newport team, which is a collection of college all stars from places like Brown and Holy Cross. They would have a ringer pitch against them. Every Wednesday name. Same name who had had a cup of coffee with the ST Louis Browns and the Phillies, but man would still lose the games. Uh, the piece of great stories. What One of my listeners has just sent me some information, which I just want to make sure I'm accurate here. Um, he said by 1930, Jack, This is a friend of mine. Who's a big baseball guy in New Jersey. Okay? S O. When he sends me material. He's pretty good, he says by 1930. Jackman's fan base was so far reaching that he was paid $175 a game with an additional 10 bonus. Right? I miss I misunderstood. I was thinking 175, a strikeout 175 a game and a bonus of 10 per strikeout. To pitch. That's right. Yeah, first for brief stretches with the Newark Eagles, the Watertown, Arsenal, East Douglas, Massachusetts Broncos and the Wilmington, Quaker Giants, who, through Jackson's, though Jackson services for teams other than the Giants could have easily been sully his relationships with the club's front office and his teammates, especially his longtime catcher, Burton White. Jackson remained a beloved figure in the clubhouse. And in the stands, What a Yeah. What? What? What a reputable. What a reputation. This guy could have been in the big leagues. Um, if if if things were a little different, and It sounds to me like he is on a level. Um With satchel with Satchel Paige or close to Ah, level of sexual. Johnnie Taylor, who was from Hartford, said that he had faced them both, and he he considered Jackman and more savvy pitcher Gordon Ross. Was a catcher on the Newport All Stars in 1946 in the summer and had served in the Second World War, said he faced Robin Roberts during the war, and Robert Roberts was very young during the Second World War, and he said that Jackson Jackman. It's like 48 was a more difficult person pitcher to face than Robin Roberts and Robin Roberts. Of course, for anyone who's not a huge baseball fan knows well that Robin Roberts Great National League pitcher. Um, I don't know of raw Robin Roberts. If he's in the Hall of Fame that he should be in the Hall of Fame. I mean, he was a dominant pitcher for many years with bad Philadelphia Philly teams, although he one year that they went to the world, Syriza and 51 or 1950 Excuse me with kids right out Roberts Roberts was the The backbone of that rotation. His is we're going to do visa and we got so much to cover here. We're gonna talk a little bit more about the Negro leagues and what it was like. You told me a story earlier today about a team from New England. That went. Was it South Carolina in the name of North Carolina, North Carolina in the 19 thirties I want I want to hear that story and I was one Take some phone calls. 617254 10 30 Triple 8929 10 30. This is a, um A wonderful um, just a moment in time. It is still black History month and spring training is underway and we're talking baseball. We're talking baseball with bichon Jackman. And it's a matter of fact, Rob, if you would be so kind, I think we got a little bit of baseball music that you could if you could hit one of those baseball, um, medleys that we have going out or coming back. You You figure it out. I talked to you during the break coming back after this night side with.
Buffett's right-hand man says US stock market is overvalued
"Says Robin Hood markets and other brokerages attracting inexperienced investors are essentially offering quote gambling services, and I found a dirty way to make money. 97 year old Munger made the comments of the annual meeting of Daily Journal where he is chairman. Stocks Enter the Trading day in record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average closed
Fresh update on "robin" discussed on Best of Financial Issues with Dan Celia
"Reaching the target can be an adventure, not to mention exhausting. Sometimes you're shooting up. Sometimes you're shooting down and you gotta chase the arrow after that, so it's physically demanding. But it's the targets themselves. That really make these three d course is unique from Bigfoot, too big fish, even a 10 ft tall critter from the South Pole. Some of them look like they came from a lackey mini golf course. But others look pretty darn real and not just us. So here's a fun fact to help you appreciate just how realistic these targets are. Yeah, The lady Bears actually come out of the woods and they attacked these targets, including this crocodile. Sorry, buddy. Okay, guys, Range is clear. Let's go ahead and shoot. Robin Hood's of all ages and abilities are welcome at both fist. Oh, that was a hit. One main purpose is to introduce young people and families to the growing sport of archery. This is what so many people in archery or talking about getting outside Enjoying the sport together as a family I started when I was about his age. My dad bought a little re curveball. And you say your daughter's You want to get into it, too. Oh, yeah. Every year we come out here and kids absolutely love it. There is no discrimination in our trees. You don't have to be told you don't have to be, But yeah, you don't have to be huge. Full. Go back. Do you have to be good? Yeah, but that just takes practice. Congratulations. Give it up for toilets and everybody. Another big draw. Both fest is the chance to meet some of the true rock stars and celebrities of archery. Some even host their own television shows and our champions in the sport like Li Bai and Samantha Morgan. It's their career lot of people. We tell him what we do, and you're like I didn't even know that was a thing. You know, we didn't know you could actually make a career out of it, You know, and it is it. Tough road because it's not a mainstream sport like baseball or football, but it's just it's hard to win out here. These guys and girls they're so talented. I mean, it's unbelievable. And we met when we were about 10 11 years old and that's That's how we met through you, Sergeant. Hey was for me. I want Don't let anyone tell you America's best days are behind her way have got to fight for this nation, because I believe with all my heart. This nation is, in fact, one nation under God. All right. Welcome back. Financial issues, Okay. I still don't have me. It's weird. All right, It's okay. Welcome back financial issues..
Who's the best Robin
"Hello and welcome back to the season. Five episode seven. We've made it halfway through the split and as a quick reminder. We are going to continue to push out these episodes at five. am on tuesdays. So set your alarm if you want to wake up because we will not let nobody waking up that early. And he's sports kobe. Hey on the east coast man. People have different time zones will wake up that. I think you have a better chance of saying before you go to bed. You can catch the dive five. Am true true to ask your mind your so. Look you games after you die to the boss valhalla again. And while you're going to get your your body back you can listen to us. How has that been market. I heard the travel. Times are really bad. I think israel is saying that. Yeah so. I'm pretty early in the game slide. Just be my first boss and like the knicks zone is pretty close. But i do feel like i can see in the future a time where i'm going to be like i don't want to have to wait. I see me just like build a new town or something again. you can be portals. You can build a little towns along the way but like damn the travel time is something that game for the second boss. I was playing with my friends. It took somewhere between an hour. Fifteen minutes an hour and a half minutes to get to just to get there and then it's like you get there and we kill the boss. And i was like and wanna walk back now. I think i'm good. Thanks gonna lock out. Never play again. So that's where i'm at fell head forever. Yes if i ever accomplishment. Let's give them have to walk back unless maybe my friends the portal or something building new homes. Yeah we did but then you have to. You have to get everything over there. Anyway doesn't matter it's pretty let's talk a bit about fantasy. I lost again. Fantasy sucks harm the winner. I want today. Fz kobe kobe just luck. He just doesn't realize how lucky is if you take you. Direct your eyes to the point against this is how well your opponents are doing against you which you don't control at all really nine hundred sixty. Two point lead band away. The most points against any in the league complaints against doesn't include the bands. You got nine hundred sixty two points against the base. I have thirteen hundred. Sixteen points against me is the base. We got the same. Amount of points earned kobe. I also have the highest points band away from my opponents yet again. This week. I bend away seven bands from crumbs and i would've lost if i did not ban away points from cross judge presiding judge mark z rules in favor of kobe. His wins are legit. He's not just a lucky dog. He is the ban lord he can get. There could be a coach gap and he could also be a dog. it could be both. That's the best to be to be skilled and lucky. Yeah exactly yeah go ahead. i'm currently neither. I'm just I have a roster. That's not playing. Well even my first pick like okay. My still bottling is going to struggle some games and gonna gonna turn stinkers. I expected that. I did not expect the amount of stinker games. I'm getting out of some demonte as my first you picks so. I'm definitely feeling a little sad. Dr talks the hero and my team right now. Loving him But yeah. I'm not not feeling great. I think i'm gonna stay down. The bottom of the standings their tactical tactical really steps it up. He's not doing so well for me. Tactical really has not been getting the points. I was expecting i was like well. Just one locking of course a marksman is going to be racking up all these kids. They're going to be winning all their games. Tactical really has not gotten too much done for me at all and blaze. All of has been like tank in my team. He one hundred point gap between plays all of in every other mid later every week. It feels like got mega point. Seven points in his first game and like three points in a second game. I'm looking over my phone. And i was like ninety points so like what. Am i supposed to do here. Come on blaze. All you got to ban away every single champion appointment later played or else you're screwed by niles or something. I band away. The only positive game that niles had crumbs got negative points for having him. I was struggling for sure. I've seen him have back to back. Negative point games for crumbs this week so at least i don't have house. I guess but a word attending league. So there's no roster swaps to be made because every player has been picked up so You know maybe. I just got a got a big plays olive to to drag out. The games gets more dragons or something you know my my my match also and it came down to like ten point difference or something and i had impact as the last player playing and i was just hoping that e. g. wouldn't as them and that it would go like elder elder dragon and stuff. It was that exist. Uk went back for the elder to help you get those fantasy points to it will. He didn't elder he got. Yeah got infernal soul but the you know this was they had that one fight in the base and impact with him but his tv got interrupted so we got no assists otherwise i actually would have won if he got us on all those skills so close. Yeah yeah it came down came down to the very end. He's been pretty fun. You know it seems like retirees has already won the whole league. She's like four hundred points both second place or something the triple cloud nine however she has just absolutely
Fresh "Robin" from ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"When we watch when she was a kid without question. It is a Latin with Robin. Robin Williams is a genie. That was my best friend animation movie. Buy Gold Lion King. Yeah, Okay. That's second. You know, like my girls love it, but that was good Nine. King was still but like you watch until you're like man. That's kind of tragic for Three year olds to watch. You know, that's just a 30 year old wild cliffs don't trample. Yeah, we'll have to move fast, sir, that was tragically means a 30 year old. That's a three year old. Yeah, it's like lagging, but it's you know, good, little tragic like that movie, Devon one last one. All right, Let's wrap this up. And this is just for Myron. Since we didn't get his answer, Myron, what is your biggest date fail? Way had this last biggest state, Phil ever. You mean like, worst day where your worst day just everything that we're could have gone wrong went wrong. I just remember sitting at the table waiting for this person to show up. And I kept getting on my way call, you know, And then it was like 45 minutes, but she showed up, but it was just a terrible like you know, Once you started that point, it's almost like 45 minutes late. Yeah, like it's like I was getting ready to leave. It was one of those situations. I'm getting up to leave, assuming disperses and showing up and then they show up. Which makes it awkward. Gotta like Oh, you're here. Okay, So I guess we have to do this. So yeah, that wasn't That wasn't fun. Okay, I'm gonna.
Sharp Questions Fly at GameStop Hearing; Citadel CEO Testifies
"Online brokerage firm Robin Hood and read it facing probes by the Departments of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and both chambers of Congress. That investigation and some sharp questions on display today's congressional hearing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the stock of the video game retailer shares soaring this last month to above $480 a share. Keep in mind that was up from just $18.84 on January 2nd of 2021 the surge fueled in part by an army of an individual traders, they were buying shares and options and trying to squeeze out the hedge funds who were shorting the stock. Now, the episode has led to questions about the markets integrity. It's also set up a zoo said Just a moment ago, US. There is a federal investigations into market manipulation. Prosecutors have subpoenaed information from brokers like Robin Hood, then the online brokerage company that many individual investors used to trade. Gamestop is one of a zealous other stocks among those testifying Keith Gil. He is with the Chicago based hedge Fund Citadel LLC. I'm happy to discuss with the committee my purchases of Gamestop shares in my discussions of their fair value on social media. It is true that my investment in that company multiplied in value many times for that. I feel enormously fortunate. I also believe the current price of the shares demonstrates that I've been right about the company. A few things I am not. I'm not a cat. I'm not an institutional investor, nor hedge fun. I do not have clients and I do not provide personalized investment advice for fees or commissions. I'm just an individual whose investment in Gamestop and post on social Media were based upon my own research and analysis. I grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts. My family was not wealthy. My father was a truck driver in my
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Congress presses big players in GameStop stock frenzy
"Hood is under the spotlight. On Capitol Hill, the House Financial Services Committee scrutinized the companies that had a role in Gamestop surged $483 before crashing to less than 50. Here. Maxine Waters there, many whose belief that the system is rigged against them has been reinforced just before the crash. Online brokers like Robin Hood restricted trades from its users. While hedge funds could recoup losses from betting against game stops Rise. CEO Vlad Tenant to our customers. I'm sorry, Robert Owen says it restricted trading to meet regulatory
Robinhood CEO apologizes to customers, says 'we don't answer to hedge funds'
"On the game stop stock rally and one online trading companies responds to it. The CEO of Robin Hood apologized to customers who were unable to trade key stocks during wild price swings last month. Flat 10 of tells the House Financial Services Committee. The move was not to protect hedge funds. We don't answer to hedge funds. We serve the millions of small investors use our platform every day to invest. 10 of says a temporary freeze was put in place so Robin Hood could meet regulatory deposit requirements. Lawmakers are investigating if there was any market manipulation with game stop or other trades that put small investors disadvantage. Carrot. Halpern Fox News
Robinhood and Reddit in the spotlight during GameStop congressional hearing
"The CEOs of Robin Hood's Citadel and read it are going to be on Capitol Hill today. To answer the for the massive swings and MIM stocks before the House Financial Services Committee. New York Democrat Gregory Meeks sits on the panel. He tells Bloomberg. He wants to know if retail investors were taken advantage of Basically that you know, the name of the subcommittee that's in charge is invested protection. Make sure that the average everyday investor is protect that hearing gets under way at noon. Wall Street Time stay with Bloomberg Radio for
Wall Street and tech leaders to testify at House hearing on GameStop trading frenzy
"Robin Hood and that trading fiasco over Gamestop Today, CEO is from major financial institutions and social media platforms will have to answer questions from the House Financial Services Committee Glad tenant, the CEO of the trading platform, Robin Hood, and has recently been criticized for his decision to temporarily restrict certain trading on stocks like Game Stop. Bring its massive January surge. Lawmakers are also expected to grill tentative on his company's revenue model, among other issues, and that's correspondent I e. G. O T. The CEO of Reddit Steve Huffman, also on the hot seat at today's hearing. Coming up after that
Robinhood-GameStop hearing will scrutinize how brokerages get paid for trades
"Game stop hearing on capitol hill stock market versus casino and news from down under leading. Today's news grab the popcorn. Robin hoods vlad. Tentative melvin capitals. Gay plotkin rutted steve. Huffman and citadels kenneth griffin and keith. Gill are also to testify. Before the house financial services committee at twelve pm eastern lawmakers will get their chance to grill the executives and hearing focused on short selling online trading platforms gamification and their systemic impact and our capital markets and retail investors. Also making an appearance is read it trading star known as warring kitty who is credited with helping start the game stop mania though his actions are being pro by massachusetts regulators since he was a registered securities broker an army of day traders following wall street bets the red at forum dedicated to quote making money and being amused while doing it up ended some market dynamics last month by taking aim at some heavily shorted stocks they ran them up as a group triggering short-squeezes and causing some hedge funds like melvin capital to record billions of dollars in losses. The party came to an end after brokerages restricted trading on stocks like game. Stop an amc entertainment. Though robin hood took the most flak due to its communication about the events and delay and taking curbs off of a meme trading
GameStop Frenzy is Focus of Hearing in Washington
"Recent frenzy surrounding the shares of game stuff will be the focus of a hearing today by the house. Financial services committee in washington. Here's the journal's paul curated you're going to hear people talk about short-selling and whether there's enough transparency around that which is a question that the securities and exchange commission is also looking into during here about the role of social media and you're also going to hear about. Gamification is a term that describes the robin hood trading platforms use of push notifications and graphics like digital confetti and free shares to encourage its users to trade as much as possible. The ceo of the online trading platform. Robin hood is among those expected to testify. We'll keep you posted on
Lawmakers to face off with GameStop saga's key players
"Lawmakers on a congressional committee will be facing off today with key players in the game stop saga investigating the stock buying surge in January gamestop shares soared sixteen hundred percent odd since the company reported a month earlier it had missed revenue estimates but spurred on by the Robin Hood online trading platform and a social media campaign investors drove up game stop stop price squeezing short selling hedge funds that had bet against the company some in Washington have been skeptical of the narrative that this was a victory of the little guy over Wall Street giants Robin Hood C. E. O. fled tenants will be asked about that and speculation that Robin Hood acted in favor of its big Wall Street clients when it suddenly blocked customers from buying shares of game stop sending the stock price tumbling back down Jackie Quinn Washington
The Fallout for New York Gov. Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths
"Year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's could press briefings won him a devoted following around the country. It also earned him an Emmy Award. But today the governor who normally uses his time to deliver data and talk about vaccination efforts. Took more than 20 minutes to publicly excoriated State Assembly member who's been critical of him if you attacked my integrity. And my administration's integrity. Am I going to fail to respond? No. No. I'm not gonna do that. W My CI's Glen Hogan is here now to break it down a bit for us. Gwen, you listen to a lot of these press briefings. But today was well pretty strange, even by this year standards, right? Can you tell us what happened and who Governor Cuomo was going after here? That's right. So State Assembly member Ron Kim he is a Democratic lawmaker from Queens. His uncle died of covert 19 in a nursing home last spring, and today the governor accused him without evidence of a pay to play scheme regarding campaign donations from nails. Salon owners. Some of Kim's fellow state lawmakers quickly came to his defense and said quote was attack was clearly an effort to deflect further criticism of his own handling of nursing homes. No grand Kim has been a vocal critic of the governor for a while now, so so why would qualify ring this up now? Well. The governor's anger seems to have started last week after Kim smoke to the New York Post about a call between top Cuomo, Wade, Melissa Derosa and Democratic lawmakers. Now, in a partial transcript released by the governor following the post bombshell, it was revealed that the state withheld nursing or that she admitted that the state had withheld nursing home data to try to slow the potential federal probe into nursing homes. So after that story, Kim says he got an angry call from the governor himself, threatening to quote destroy him. And after that, the governor demanded that he retract his statements to the paper. He then says he got more texts and phone calls from the office here. He is describing the call. Was a 10 minute, one sided, screaming and yelling where I felt threatened that if I didn't act in a certain way to issue a statement, not tomorrow. Tonight, in his own words that there were a tradition. Cuomo's office sent out a statement vehemently denying he threatened. Kim, saying the office has a long hostile relationship with the Assemblyman Kim, like you mentioned has been critical of how the governor handled this four months, particularly his withholding of the true death toll inside nursing homes, and he's also criticized his controversial immunity provision, which was passed in the state budget last year. After big campaign donations from nursing home industries, and that provision basically shields nursing homes from liability for covert 19 deaths early on in the pandemic. Now, some context here. This public attack today on Kim also follows a letter that Kim and several other assembly members signed. Urging other lawmakers to support a bill that would repeal the governor's emergency powers. Can you give us some background on that, right? Right, so these powers they were granted by the legislator last year, the start of the pandemic. But now Kim and several other assembly members are trying to drum up legislative support to revoke these powers. So they sent out a letter yesterday to fellow lawmakers asking for their support, saying the governor had obstructed justice and withholding of nursing home deaths. And that not revoking the emergency powers makes the legislator complicity. Now, some experts who spoke with my colleague Chris Robin's earlier say, even if these emergency powers are revoked, the governor still has broad executive power because of the state's constitution, but also because of his, you know, ongoing state of emergency powers, but If they go through with this and revoke these emergency powers, it's definitely a symbolic political rebuke of the governor and his handling of the pandemic. Yeah, and just to remind listeners to. There's even more context here because all of this has unfolded in the two weeks since New York State attorney general a tissue James released the results of a probe that revealed the actual death toll of coded inside nursing House. Rate, So that kind of started this snowball effect in the last two weeks. She actually didn't have the total number of deaths, But the governor's office had for months and months been withholding that this number. It's the number of people who were in nursing homes but were later sent to hospitals where they died. In other words, the state had only been counting deaths that occurred inside nursing homes themselves. As an expert. I talked to said this New York was the only state in the country that was doing this. So it was only after this report came out that the state finally gave the full number of the deaths of people who had died in hospitals. There was also freedom of information, requests, a lawsuit and eventually a court order. Now that we have the full that led up to the full release of this data. So what We know now is that Cove it killed more than 15,000, New Yorkers who were residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities, And that number includes nearly 6000 deaths that were not previously counted in nursing home deaths.
Walmart now offering vaccines in 14 locations in metro Atlanta
"Store now offering the Corona virus vaccine at many more locations. Wal Mart, making it easier for you to get a coronavirus shot the chain expanding the number of locations. Word is offering the vaccine from 10 to 60 stores here in Georgia. 14 stores right here in metro Atlanta. In In addition addition to to to to Sam's Sam's Club Club stores, stores, which which Wal Wal Mart Mart operates operates still still USPS USPS Robin Robin Wolinsky, Wolinsky,
Robyn Vinter, founder of The Overtake, on closing down the publication
"At your high. Roughly how many people did you really have signed up. I think we had more than one hundred. I'm not sure exactly how many Because has spread of a patriot in steady but the problem really was that revenue wise. We will always growing but would just never enough. You know we'd get maybe an extra support to a month. Which was absolutely brilliant. And i'm i'm so grateful for having this about his book. The kind of initial idea was to grow much more slowly than i am and not have not have staff and you know it got to the point where after a couple of years so many people come on board and there was so brilliant and they volunteered time. The i was trying to pay as many people as possible and And i was and i was doing that book. I realized eventually that they would never going to get a full-time job. Out out of this on fears and i was kind of like stringing them along a little bit with giving him. When are you saying that. In some ways he became oversaturated with writers. Then totally yeah. That's exactly what happened so the plan had always been you know when when we set up the plan the palm had always been on my plan initially had always been to have me and co-founder someone to run the business and meted do the editorial side. I felt quite confident building the traffic and actually i did that. Rarely really quite well and partly through knowing what would be well but partly through absolute coincidence We had one hundred thousand unique in the first month. Which is which is a law in an independent assessment am site. Yeah and that was being very lookie impove. That was by design. Obviously and so you. Yeah so the the idea had always been taps on the business side of it. I'd i'd gone on kind of entrepreneurship program saying they were very keen on Just launching a me. They'd always say general innings until you alone. And i was like i wet in ad. Retina startup befall. I worked in different companies. Am i knew hundred percent while i needed and it was someone to do. The business is so someone to do the revenue in the marketing side of things. And i would just focus on building the site in a building. The traffic i'm boats. I so that was kind of a big mistake. Rarely of mine was that. I just completely to that advice on board even against my better instincts. So i'd never intended to vernet completely alive and beveren said why not and then tonight i i guess i just thought oh well maybe the right. Maybe maybe once we get going you will always figure out exactly by knew it wouldn't and i don't know how allowed that auburn while the message that i was getting law of was You know what you need until you loan. That was the first one second. One was m u You all the best person to sell your business. I i also need. That wasn't tricks and sales before and i was terrible absolutely terrible like i can persuade people out people interested. I can persuade them out. So it feels like you're describing may actually exactly like i think that the skills ev sales in journalism monte overlap at all and they kind of almost the opposite in a lot of ways so yes i i i knew i would really struggle with that but again i thought maybe i've got this untapped potential. I never knew that had. Maybe maybe actually trying some iron thing. I i you know. I'll be good. But now i wasn't absolutely terrible am so yes i by the time. It kind of like registered that that those with the reasons why our revenue was going slightly. We were in quite difficult financial position. I already had paid rightism bald. And i did get to pay sales people though call by just couldn't give them in hours ready to make in sponsored content side of things. I'm sorry yeah i think. In hindsight i was very keen to kind of hang on to every brilliant writer. That came along diplomas debilitate said that they would have fulltime jobs eventually. Bachelor i think probably. I should've i should've stuck with just made a mean somebody else and you would have been the best way to. I think to be clear about this. Who were these other people that would come onto right for you. Say m initially. What how it started was i was kind of this one person band and somebody local uni hit emailed. Me and said can i conflict experience and i was like well. It's just me. So he can. But i i think i'd even gone back and gone. Actually no no. I'm just won't pass and so everything is at. I think is going to be like no now. I'm really keen. And i was like okay. Fine you can go. And i had some temporary office space. So in a shed off says she came she records painting. She was brilliant. And i was like. Oh this is actually be quite useful to have to have. Somebody is time consuming. Obviously to have work experience people badgley. She did some brilliant stuff. And i think challenge the week to two weeks. She's brilliant. So i was like okay. Fine i'll accept. Experience people amend wants the wet. Go out about that. I was getting a couple of emails a week if people saying. Can i come and direct experience so i started doing a one day a week internship which i thought was probably the best way of doing him So it it lasted like if you had two these up in fifteen days in total. I normal three weeks if you if you would take as a you know three weeks. Which is what the bbc does. All the bbc did. I don't know if they still do that. And i will take. Anyone is all out you know. I wouldn't especially the star. I wasn't kind of filtering through applications is just. They gone waiting less than make a come one day week. So many of them because leads. We've got i think. Three or four of the universe. He's got journalism at least three of the university's journalism goes as the only get work experiences. kohl's so i was just kind of inundated so i took as many as possible and some of them would just exceptional and graduated or whatever they were like. Oh you know had been one of the audience was like please can. I was like no. We've got rule. Like don't i don't want it to look like i'm expecting you know we've got the fifteen day role nuts set and he was like please like he. He'd worked in in a crappy job and he was like please. This is oil for to like all week. And i was like okay. I can say and really talking on your heartstrings. Then yeah exactly and and then that happened a few times and kind of people people stayed. And then i could kind of pay them a little bit of money. I would probably and bear in mind. I should say most of i wasn't paying myself a tall and actually allow the timer was paying reporters in my my team and i wasn't paying myself which i think was actually probably mistake is all because then i had to do a lot for you on swift kind of made me. I guess compensate. I mean you've gotta live yourself robin them. Yeah exactly. And i say when when you gonna plane and they say if in the event of an incident like you've put the the extreme skinny sell first before you before you put on a child and i think he's a bit like i think i was putting oxygen masks on my team and then i was in financial dire straits and i was already overloaded with with everything that that came with the. Take that really. I shouldn't have been doing freelance. Work to try and survive. I should have been pay myself first and then the team second to you wish you a oven. Oh one hundred percent. Yeah yeah i think. I don't know whether we'd still be here. I don't think it really changes that much economically. Some of the decisions i made were based on the i like these people and they deserve to be paid for the work day right. No i'm business. I'm running a business. And i have to think about myself in the business i and i i did it again. I definitely i definitely do that. this you'll freelance. Rate was fifty pound a feature correct. Yeah yes he was a flat rate. So it's fifty pounds name out. What was said. I can easy piece feature opinion. Although we didn't do a lot of body and especially numidian do love opinion. Because i am. I was just getting pitched signed much opinion. An alavi was quite. I guess uninformed unqualified opinion. Love was about politics and it just it wasn't it wasn't right for it so we kind of do not
'Sisters With Transistors': Pioneers Of Electronic Music
"Musical instruments that produce sound by using electronic circuitry bore the names of male inventors, and they were popularized by male artists. It is Allyson McCabe reports. Women were and still are at the forefront with a new documentary. They're finally getting their due in the 19 twenties, the Russian physicist Leon Thurman, debuted and electronic instrument that could be played without any physical contact. Musician stood in front of a box and wave their hands over antennas summoning otherworldly sounds seemingly from thin air. Experiment might have been a passing novelty, if not for the late Clara Rock quarry Ah, virtuoso who, well concert hall audiences and helped refine the instruments design music. It was not suspected, as she recalled in the 1992 interview with public radio station W Q. X are there was no way of breaking the sound. You couldn't make the cut that you couldn't make separation. All I had to do is inspire him that I needed. Frogmore is just one in a long line of women who change the shape and sound of modern music, says filmmaker Lisa Robin er. When most people think of electronic music in most cases, they'll picture men pushing the buttons knobs in the boundaries. So one of the things that really drew me to the story was that this was a story of women being enabled by new technology robbers. New documentary sisters with transistors celebrates their achievements spotlighting pioneers such as Daphne or, UM, who was hired as a studio engineer by the BBC in the 19 forties, while men were off fighting in the war after hours or, um, began recording and manipulating sounds on magnetic tape. Man. Her experiments led to the co founding of the BBC's Radio Franek Workshop, which also provided a platform for Delia Derbyshire. She crafted sounds for hundreds of BBC programs, including the iconic theme music for the TV side by Syria's doctor who which debuted in 1963. Five years later, Wendy Carlos took the first commercially available keyboard base of the Sizer to the general public. She introduced the instrument she helped Robert Mode design on her album switched on Bach, which sold more than a million copies. At the same time, female composers continued working on their own music. Juilliard trained Laurie Spiegel says Elektronik Instruments helped them bypass creative and professional obstacles and give voice to their compositions themselves. It was like looking the way a painter or a writer works. You were working on the actual work itself. You were being a piece of music out of sound that you could then play for somebody else. Instead of just having a piece of paper that you then needed someone else to go and perform. As a researcher at Bell Labs in the 19 seventies, Spiegel made music using experimental computer systems and complex algorithms to generate entirely new sounds. 1977 Spiegel's work was included on the Voyager golden record launched into space to represent all of humankind. That, she says the achievements of women have often gone on recognized early computer programmers very often where women because it was considered clerical. Then when they began to be called computer science, then it was suddenly totally men, and it was for gotten their women involved in your early days of computers. History of women has been a story of silence. Of breaking through the silence. We shall not be rubbed any longer. It's beautiful noise. Sisters with transistors is narrated by Laurie Anderson in 1977. Anderson debuted the tape Bow Violin, which allowed her to create her own performance art. In the 19 eighties, Anderson modified her Elektronik Trump set turning her body into an instrument. We gotta Lynn Drum machine and it was broken. And so I took it apart. And I thought, Well, what if you sold it into a suit? You know on your views to the various drum pads, specially For today's pioneers. Electronic music isn't just music. It's also a tool to break down barriers, says composer Yvette Janine Jackson. My creative journey with electronic music.
Biden says son Hunter's book "gave me hope"
"A pre Super Bowl sit down interview as he talks about his son's substance abuse struggle. The president sitting down with CBS News anchor Norah O'Donnell and talking about his son, Hunter and his struggles with drugs, honesty with which he stepped forward and talked about the problem and the whole That it gave me hope. Reading it. Hunter Biden's book, Beautiful Things will be released. April 6th Robin Wolinsky
Kroger Giving $100 To Workers Who Get COVID-19 Vaccine
"And an update now on a local supermarket, trying to keep its workers and customers safe from the coronavirus. WSB is Robin Walensky explains Kroger, offering its employees 100 bucks if they follow through and get both doses of the current mood. Erna or Fizer vaccine, The employees will have to show a paper that proves they got the shot. Workers who won't be getting it due to medical or religious reasons, can complete and educational health and safety class instead and still receive the one time
Understanding the GameStop Stock Market Drama
"Markets have been shaken again over the past two weeks as Reddit Day traders boosted shares of companies like game Stop. And sent short selling hedge funds running with long short funds losing 6% overall last month, and Melvin Capital alone, plummeting 53%. But most hedge funds emerged unscathed. And Steve Cohen's 0.72 even attracted $1.5 billion in new money. Here's sweet that Ramachandran, GAM investment manager, I assume hedge funds are probably reluctant to short small cap stocks right now, if the fear that the Reddit brigade might be behind those, But by early this week, game stops to the moon rally started to come back toward Earth, and not even the reddit flash mob or changes the top of the company. Could get the irrational exuberance going again reminding us why hedge funds and short sellers target companies like Gamestop investor that gets caught in the up dressed on that and doesn't understand that investing well, it looks like it's all going up to the person to click the last by understand that that could happen to them that quickly. That's former e trade financial CEO Carl Rossner. I ask Council on foreign relations senior fellow Sebastian Mallaby, if anything will fundamentally change. In the hedge fund world. I don't really, I mean, I think that hedge funds which of course, go back to the sixties, at least have proven to be an amazingly robust platform from which to think creatively about risk. Ondo. They adapt. You know they get new stuff yesterday in their ways when they began, there was no such thing as trading currencies because turned his world fixed it together one mark, it's hardly existed. You have to trade stocks by appointment on. They adapted all the way through that, As everything changed the authentic thea advent of reddit the advent of Robin Hood. This is just the latest iteration of the long, long history of financial innovation, and every time hedge funds figure it out. You also have regulators trying to figure it out as it were, after the fact we have the Treasure Secretary Janet Yellen now saying She's meeting with regulators, saying, We need to take a hard look at this about the volatility and whether this might actually put in jeopardy. Some investors. We also have hearings in Congress coming up. Do you expect there might be some tweaking, at least to the regulations? I think with respect to Robin Hood on the fact that it had to close down Access to trading on second stocks. That's the kind of market interruption which regulators order take action on. You need the infrastructure of trading to be reversed you, you know you need to look at the plumbing, and some regulators put it. And so the back part of the system will definitely because they're fresh. Look, What about on the short selling side? There have been proposals as you know, well for short, so staff to disclose their positions, individual positions, which is done is I understand in Europe. Do you think there might be a renewal of that call? And by the way, why do we have to disclose on the long side and not the short? I'm not sure, Actually, that hedge funds do disclose on the long side unless they buy more than Disposable fresh over believe it's 5% or something off the company so you could get away with a lot without disclosing. I think you know when you Taking a really big position. Probably there's it becomes a systemic threat to you. You know, you might blow up if that position where to go very badly wrong on so regulators to care about the soundness of the system ever all Have a legitimate interests, but I think it's more positions shouldn't have to be disclosed. But we certainly had some large hedge funds who took a big hit on. I wonder whether that did suggest it could be systemic risk here. Well, the beauty of hedge funds is that through their long history They've proven to be smart enough to fail. Not too big to fail, they actually can blow up and people often cite long term capital management in 1998 Aziz. The big exception actually, if you go back and look at that incident The New York Fed convened the banks to recapitalize them, but no taxpayer money. Zero went him. So freestanding hedge funds. I'm not counting here, the subsidiary of best stones that went wrong in a rage. Freestanding hedge funds have never had a taxpayer bailout mills in capital has not needed to taxpayer bailout. That's the good thing about hedge funds.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Was permitted to enter. Might be something that he did to preserve certain mystique about himself. That like. You're never going to know what goes is on in that exact period of time all you can do is kind of guests and so that makes that a little bit more curious. Maybe that was deliberate on his part I think it also speaks to how he presented himself to everyone. Not just to me who only got to write about him and be in his presence for a little bit of time but people who knew him for much longer and over many more years even they felt like they saw him in certain capacities and then there were other parts of him that he withheld from them. Even his family members even people that he was intimate with Didn't feel like they got all of him that everyone had their version of that experience whether it was literal or metaphorical where he went into a room and did something else and Dan became a different person and they didn't get to see that everybody who knew him went through some version of that. And I guess we're kind of greedy and wanting to just constantly have more of what we love. And but you know I mean it's also performers and stars belong to certain eras and you know. He came alive and was most famous and popular in a certain period. And that's that's the period time that we're always going to think of him in that he'll always define and by and large they don't span longer than that certainly not even for as long as he did so we are kind of greedy for wanting even more of him him. But that's kind of how it works. People get this one. If you're lucky one period of time that you belong to and when you're gone the era and that's all for this final episode of knowing Robin Williams. Thank you for listening thing as we explored the life. And the work of the Great Robin Williams Robin is sorely. Missed but he leaves behind a body of work. That really touched people's hearts and tickled. They're funny boats. I hope you enjoyed listening and learning about Robin and if you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health. Please reach out to the national suicide. Hi Prevention Line for free crisis support and learn more about Lewy body dementia by visiting the Lewy Body Dementia Association's website at L. B. A.. Dot Org Org thanks today. That's cough check out his book. Robin to learn even more and please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever you listen. If Robin had an impact on your life we'd love to hear about it. Send US An e mail at knowing McMillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"As you've learned from this podcast Robin Williams had passion filled and eventful life and on this show. Oh I've covered the high points in the low points the magic in the mundane and try ten cops late the essence of Robin. But if you're still hungry for more of Robin Story Eh. This podcast doesn't have to be the end as you know. This podcast is made possible. Thanks to the work of David's cough and Dave's Book Robin has even more Magical Michael Stories about this wild fascinating entertainer. Some of it will be familiar. But there's even more that you haven't heard yet like the ups and downs of his lifelong friendship up with Billy Crystal read the whole Messy Complicated Story Find Robin by David's cough. Wherever you buy books or learn more at bit dot l. y.? Slash Flash Read Robin. That's bit dot L. Y. Slash. Read Robin if you've been listening to the show for a while you probably already know that. Were part of the network called McMillan podcasts. But today I want to encourage you to check out our sister network which is also from Macmillan publishers. It's called quick and dirty tips. Quick and dirty tips as a podcast network that offers quick simple advice to help you with every aspect of your life checkout nutrition diva for great insight about how to eat to make make your body feel good or checkout grammar girl if you want fascinating and beginner friendly writing and linguistic lessons all packed into fifteen minute episodes or if you're looking to take your career to the next level in twenty twenty start listening to get it done guy and there's so much more checkout everything. Quick and dirty tips has to offer visit quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast to find a new show. That's quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Where this is coming from is some kind of like a desperation in him or is it something else. It's while he's in Vancouver and you know really at that point kind of a feeling You know pretty depressed and really especially kind of You know paranoid and not wanting to socialize and see other people that that his makeup artistry men's she makes the suggestion to him just in a kind of off handed way of. Why don't you just try going into a club and making an unannounced appearance and you'll see how much people love you and how happy they are to see you again? Knee has this kind of breakdown in her arms and he tells her. I don't think I can be funny anymore. And that is such a devastating thing for him to say and for her to hear that this is Robin Williams telling you. I don't know how to be funny anymore. You're the crazy ones ended. After just twenty two episodes Robbins family pleaded with him to take a break from work to SORTA US health issues but he ignored their requests tests. He started filming the third installment of the night at the museum. Comedy Franchise right away but it was during this shoe. That people started to notice something was very wrong. He's shooting in London or shooting in Vancouver. So there's a lot of travel involved in on those sets. He's having memory problems that he can't eve- feels like he can't even memorize lines. He can't remember you know his his scenes and that is very troubling because if there was one thing that he was known known for always having a really kind of sharpen agile memory when he finished filming in returned home to Susan he told her he wanted a reboot for his brain. He started started taking antipsychotic medication which helped some symptoms but made others worse. Susan often had to talk robin down from his paranoia like when he woke up convinced that comedian mort Saul was in grave danger. They went back and forth for hours until three thirty in the morning. Finally on May Twenty Eighth Two thousand fourteen. Eighteen Robin got some answers. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for Susan. It was a relief to know that they can now focus on more specific treatment but robin was less convinced. It was a devastating thing to to be told to even think that that was what was wrong with him. It T- to be given this kind of You know prognosis that is is really going to be degenerative that they're not whatever state he was in at that point. It's really not gonNa ever get better than that. And he had seen other friends if not go through the exact same experience Whether it was Richard Pryor or Christopher Reeve other people people who basically had their bodies kind of veil on them and decline over long periods of time until they finally died That was a pretty devastating interesting thing for him to learn about himself going through. It was the realization of Robin's worst. Fear the disintegration of his mind and body body his son Zach described his suffering as silent. Robin retreated from the family. Out of guilt. He felt he'd let his kids down as a father and you wouldn't accept their protests but assembly wasn't true in June Robin Susan decided he temporarily enter another author Hazelton Addiction Treatment Facility. Like the one he'd want to earlier nave felt like he just needed to be in a place where he would be safe and be comb and be doing simple activities and also be monitored and be in a place where he couldn't leave. I mean he would be someplace comfortable but he couldn't completely leave the facility either and so even though he wasn't having any kind of substance abuse problems hadn't hadn't relapsed. They put him in Rehab just because it kind of satisfied all these other conditions and would basically keep him lockdown lockdown or keep them in a fixed place and know that he'd be taken care of on July Twenty First Two thousand eleven robin turned sixty three but friends who called to wish him. A Happy Birthday couldn't reach him on July. Twenty fourth. Susan saw robin staring intently intently. I'm self in the Bathroom Mirror. He had a deep cut on his head which he dabbed with the blood soaked hand towel he'd accidentally banged his head on the door saying he miscalculated on July thirty first his daughter Zelda turned twenty five he sought her necklace and a card but he wasn't able to attend her celebratory dinner Robbins. Good friend Rick. Overton who'd known him since the nineteen eighties and often did two plus our improv offsets with him in these later years described it like this. The lighten Robbins is were dimming when we come back from the break it's the final act for Robin and it's not as clean cut in ending as the public has been led to believe.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"His family had enough. They issued an ultimatum demanding that he go to a Rehab facility to get clean again. Robin agreed that he needed help and started a twelve step recovery program Graham in the summer of two thousand six he had breached his trust with his family. And how was he ever going to win that back. What could he he do to rebuild that it was going to be extremely difficult if not impossible? Yeah I think that's actually. That's a really interesting distinction to be made as that when he first sobered up Twenty years prior this was right when Zach was born. It's not as if any of them have known robin in his current in state where he is an alcoholic again and so this is like a side of them that they they've never seen before I mean it was for him. It was a whole lifetime ago and that was when he was still married to Valerie and so he had been through a much more of a roller coaster in that period of his life when his career was just absolutely exploding and there were all these other extenuating circumstances and really now for the last ten fifteen years. He's been much more of the the family man with Marsha and really this somehow at least able to project this sense that everything is going to be stable. Everything is going to be fine and I'M GONNA keep all of list together and I'm not going to relapse into this past behavior. That was a different person. Somehow and instead it turns out that he always was that person. Robbins relapse took a toll on their relationship and her trust and Robin and their marriage was beyond repair. The officially separated at the end of two thousand seven fresh on the path of recovery with no projects in motion and no wife to come home to Robin could finally take stock of where he stood. He'd always joked about becoming irrelevant a relic of his better years but now at fifty six years of age he was seeing the manifestation of of this greatest fear and he was terrified. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back Jack. It's the final chapter of Robin Story. Thanks to David's cough. Check out his book Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the a show on apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you listen if Robin had an impact on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing coming at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Even so the birdcage was still a box office. Hit by by now. There were always scripts coming across Robbins Desk. Marsha and Robin tried to balance out big studio projects with more creatively fulfilling indie films. One interesting little project came his way. In nineteen ninety-seven a screenplay written by two fresh-faced actors named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the two were trying to launch their own careers and needed a big name to piggyback. Off Of for Robin he found the script layered and moving so he signed onto good will hunting thing despite its smaller paycheck. Heroes sorts of wonderful using MRIs part in the the movie wasn't emotional roller coaster both on and off the site Robin would often improvise until the cast was in hysterics. The heart to tell this one scene that Robin had ad libbed that Damon in a fit of genuine laughter. We'll she's been dead two years and has shit. I remember wonderful stuff. You know little things like that. Those I missed most but robin could also bring an intensity to the side like the scene where he has to forcefully grabbed Damon by the throat by the final takes makeup had to be applied to Damon's neck to cover his raw and bloodied skin. Robin also delivered monologues. Just made for an Oscar nomination. Ask You about love quote me a sonnet. You've never looked at a woman totally vulnerable someone that could goodwill hunting came out at the same time as titanic but it held its own it got nominated for nine Academy Awards including one for Robin as best supporting actor on March Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety eight Robin waited with baited breath as the contenders for the category. And then and the Oscar goes to Robin Williams after three earlier losses else's robin finally had a golden idol of his own. When we come back from the break it all goes south? Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and talks online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences. Once you match with a therapist you can start connecting via text audio picture or video messages. The very same day your therapists will message you daily. Five days a week there's no scheduling. No Oh trip to an office just confidential support anywhere at any time. We all need help. Navigating life's ups and downs and talk space offers the support. You need need at an affordable price. My listeners can get one hundred dollars off their first month by using the code knowing at talks Dot Com match with a therapist refraction of the price of traditional therapy at talks dot com or download. The APP make sure to use the code knowing to get one hundred dollars off your first month that's talks. Base Dot COM com Promo Code knowing upstart dot com is the revolutionary lending platform now offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. They consider your education and your job history when they calculate your rate because they know your more than just your credit score. Financial stress can add a lot of anxiety in in chaos. To Your Life. It can be so frustrating trying to get answers to simple questions so save yourself for money stress with upstart with upstart checking. Your rate takes Hicks five minutes and once your loan approved. Most people get their funds the very next Business Day over three hundred thousand people have used up. Start to pay off credit cards and meet their financial santeuil goals. Free yourself from high interest credit card debt with upstart see. Why upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry to upstart dot com slash knowing to find out? How low your upstart rate is checking? Your rate only takes a few minutes and it won't affect your credit that's up start dot com slash knowing.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"In the mid nineteen eighty s robbins. Film career was a bit of a dry spell. He'd done a few smaller. Other projects like Moscow on the Hudson which had a decent run he also had fantastic. Mrs Like the Best of times and club paradise so he was still seen he knows are risky talent for a big studio to cast. It had always been an aspiration of Robbins to just be successful as a film accurate. A No for himself that he could be a leading man and that that was going to be the trajectory that his career was gonna go on insists to finally have a movie that was not just successful. But that would be the number one at the box office. Robin wants described what he saw as a comedy food chain at the top. Where Eddie Murphy Bill? Murray and Steve Martin. The next level was more crowded with Tom. Hanks John Candy Robin himself and many others. You start to move down that ladder of of availability. I believe scripts. you start to I mean the word hot become tepid it would be an unexpected film. Good Good Morning Vietnam that would change this pecking order in place Robin on the top tier two rocket from the down to the DMZ os the whole movie and the character of Adrian Krone. Our were basically created for him that his managers in very active way had sought out out scoped out this story. The Real Life Adrian krone our but knew that it had a certain potential For Robbins specifically in the summer number of Nineteen eighty-seven Robin. The production team headed to Bangkok with a very aggressive timetable to release good morning Vietnam. By Christmas I spoke with the director. Actor Barry Levinson about the shoot one of the earlier scenes that we did took places because he was a teacher in teaching English. And we we did a a few takes in the morning. The Vietnamese playing students weren't that convincing to me. It's like they were saying the lines but it wasn't alive so we took a break again. It's there's one of those moments you're outside and it's like one hundred degrees and you wonder what are we gotta do. And I looked over and Robin was under a porch with with a bunch of the students. And and they're talking and he's talking and They're laughing and he's laughing and I went lo-look that's really. Oh that's really alive because Robin even has this enormous curiosity and I thought well. That's what we have to get to was the key to the whole film because it's taking Robbins uh-huh intelligence his spontaneity and his humanity. And just unleash it and and so it's not all here's my line line. Here's the line. Here's the line in becomes just very very free. It's kind of lucky that he got this kind of turning point in his career with you able oh to interact with him in a way that he probably didn't get interact with other directors. Besides maybe Howard storm with like Morgan Mindy. It sounds like they had back and forth like around poor. That was exactly what Robin needed. Was this back and forth. Well needs the back and forth and needs the freedom freedom and and at the same time there is an obligation that you're supposed to be funny all the time. Robin always has a a certain insecurity about him. You know I'll never forget when we got back to the states and you know we were shooting a incredibly fast pace you know this and that just flying through stuff and He called me and said listen. You know about that radio stuff you know. If it's not working right you know you know what we can do it here. I'll pay for the whole thing. I said Rob I got so much material. I'm going to have a hard time fitting it all in After filming wrapped Robin headed back home to San Francisco and over the next few weeks he bounced between SF and Tiburon to visit with his father who was sick with cancer. You're rob opened up to his son and his final days like never before about the youthful aspirations. He let go of the collapse of his first marriage and the regret he felt for not spending as much time with Robin and Laurie he had seen Robin starts to come into success. Certainly had seen the success of Morgan Mindy in and some of the other early roles in comedy and so he knew that things were starting to happen for Robin that he had achieved quite a lot in that and that he could finally talk to Robin especially in you know those last weeks of his life in the last days to say like you know. I am proud of what you've accomplished and I do see that you've become your own man and Robin could be honest with him and say my marriage to Valerie's really kind of over and and I you know I. I don't want to disguise that from you. And that finally the these two men can be open and relate to each other in a way that they never could before and at least before. It's too late before Robin doesn't have that chance. Dance with him and ever again. Rob Died on October. Eighteenth nineteen eighty seven. It was now up to Robin to realize his full potential. He put a lot of personal pressure on good morning. Vietnam but post production for the film was proving challenging. I asked Barry Levinson about these issues. Good morning releases. Who says about ten years from the war itself and there's apprehension around is this content going to be something that people wanna be watching right now? How is it too soon? So can you describe the tensions we were supposed to come out at around. Christmastime and then The Disney people got real nervous. And thought you know may not be good so then then a delayed the film and then there was that period that moment of like. I don't know we're GONNA come Out or what and that sort of hung over anything by chance on the Friday night that it open we were. I was riding with my wife down sunset and the CINERAMA dome. He says. Let's pull over you know. Let me let me see how many people there was near eight o'clock. I think we should. I show A purse evening show. And there's like eight people in line and I went. Oh God this is like a disaster. You know eight to ten people were in line you know and so oh My wife Diana so we'll let me go in so she goes in and comes back like ten minutes later and she said It sold out and the ten o'clock is sold out and I said well the new who were the like the ten people line says they're lining up for the midnight show and and that was a moment like Oh. Maybe we're maybe we're going to be all right. The reviews for Good Morning. Vietnam were glowing especially towards Robin. Then who would end up winning a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture for his performance. You've unsecured one of the highest honors in his career. So far an Oscar scurr nomination he was in contention with heavyweights like Jack. Nicholson and Michael Douglas. He established himself as a major force. In in the film World Robbins returned to the public interest. Opened them up to more scrutiny. To though over the course of Good Morning Vietnam he and Marsha had become romantically clean involved in the same week has Oscar nomination. People magazine published damaging article titled A- Comics Crisis of heart. These there's the whole story of the People magazine article which really basically it was trying to tell people that like. Somehow Marcia had come between Robin Valerie and that really was not the case but it because that was really the first way that a lot of people got introduced to Marcia and even had any sense that his marriage to Valerie's over that perception became impossible possible for them to ever shake or to undo in people's minds on April. First Robin and Valerie publicly announced their split but the damage was done. And then on April. Eleventh Robin lost out to Michael. Douglas for the Oscar so robin and Marsha stepped back from La for a bit to spend time in New York where Robyn Robin was working on stage. Play of waiting for Godot. With Steve Martin Iraq Robin loved preparing for the play he was intellectually stimulated and allowed to improvise improvise off the script in small doses. But when the show opened some critics were offended by Robbins ad libs in sex short but painful weeks the play wrapped then another. Pr Nightmare came back to haunt robin in the form of his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter for a while He and his representatives in his lawyers that had a certain amount of success keeping the legal matter contained within the courts or secret or just Not Public and then then they couldn't couldn't anymore and then Sarah Change of venue it all kind of spilled out. Michelle had originally filed the case Moderna California by in a tricky maneuver maneuver. Her Legal Counsel moved case to the San Francisco Superior Court where it was discovered by news media and all of its messy details went public. Whatever happened between Robin and Garter certainly did not look.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"This is knowing Robin Williams mcmellon podcasts. I'm your host Christie Esty West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin and Valerie giving birth to their son Zach. Robin Valerie's relationship is on the rocks. And after the death of his friend John Belushi Robbins trying to turn turn over a new leaf. Valerie hires a nanny. Marsha garces to help add some stability to their lives and robin also cuts back on drinking and puts an end to his affairs with other women but this reform robin has his limits. He's basically still very dedicated as a father. Zach but the marriage to To Valerie he's still basically falling apart that he's having a for sure like you know pretty one one pretty major affair on the side. Robin had ben on his best behavior for two years. The couple had earlier. Buy a home in Napa Valley to remove themselves from Los Angeles and all of its temptations but Robin couldn't permanently withdraw himself from that scene in nineteen eighty four at the Improv in Los Angeles he meets Michelle Tisch Carter. She was a twenty one year old. Cocktail waitress yes and they begin a casual fling. We have lust lust permits are sore. Sometimes men were so driven by his lust. The wave of violence FECTA comes along with it. If we can fuck it. We'll kill it. He struggled with being faithful to Valerie in staying sober. But at the same time he was also a loving father and generous and socially conscious individual his philanthropy and his left leaning politics would soon be on display. Comic relief was to some extent a kind of ad hoc doc thing already existed in Britain and now they wanted to do it in the. US and HBO was still kind of a new thing in people's homes MS and so that was a way for HBO not only to do something For a good cause and help raise money for homelessness which was You know people were really becoming much more aware of in the United States but also away for the cable channel to kind of Flex its muscle a little bit and show look how many comedy talent we can bring together all under one roof as HBO looked for hosts Robin and fellow comedian. Billy Crystal were natural fits. They shared the same manager and both had specials on the network. But there was still a missing piece Hbo Certainly understood that they needed some diversity on the bill. It couldn't just just be these two white dude's riffing all night. And that's where Whoopi came into the picture. That's what be Goldberg. But she's kind of learning and figuring billy out and Dan Robin out in the course of hosting this live special. That's going to go on for three or four hours will be Goldberg was a rising star. Who'd been legitimized with her most recent performance for the color purple but she was a wild card? No one really knew what the chemistry between the three of them would be like on stage ultimately the decision to make her a co host paid off by the end of the special viewers had donated nearly two point. Five million dollars and comic relief became an annual tradition for. HBO BE OUT. Who It establishes Robin and Billy and Whoopi first of all? Is this kind of triumvirate at anytime. The two of them were together. You're kind of expecting to the third. They have this kind of mostly easy. Give and take if you look closely at the routines. Usually somebody is the odd person out in a in a given riff riff. But for the most part they played together really well and they become thought of as kind of the the ambassadors of Improv comedy for America. The old growing hair on my show yesterday I pissed By now Robin has been in Hollywood for about a decade. He's gaining more perspective about showbusiness and can see the past era which which. He called. Just a madhouse for what it was drinking had made him bloated overweight and drugs that slowed him down call. Nine one one key became more open about his cocaine use. Something that he'd previously denied aid. He called it one of the most selfish drugs in the world. The world is as big as your nostril. As he embarked on a new chapter he ended his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter but but it was a messy split. This was somebody who was not ready to just kind of walk away from things and Carter eventually filed a suit against Robin and the terms of it kind of changed that initially. She had said that rob had gotten her pregnant and she was trying to seek Kind of child support from him and when he wouldn't do that for her then. She said that he had given her herpes. And so the circumstances were extremely embarrassing to Robin just given that he was trying to sort of maintain as a handle on his own public image. And this was. He's not in line with that for Valerie. This affair was harder to handle then robbins past transgressions because now there was a child as their marriage. Imploded Robin began going to therapy to come to terms. With the end of his marriage. It was in nineteen eighty six against this emotional backdrop that Robin Alban performed his comedy. Special live at the met live at the met ends up being much more personal show for him in the sense that he is a lot more honest about he's sobriety and he struggles with drugs and alcohol here. I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up noon Newton on my car my keys and my the thing that he is wonderfully honest about and really speaking from the heart about is the experience of being Zack's father and the imitate everything you do. I was driving in traffic. Someone cut me off. I went from a high municipal rockets and it becomes part of Zack's vocabulary too long. You follow me around the house going. It can kind of figure out the world together over the course of this comedy tour Robin also. Oh find support and a sympathetic ear from Marcia Garcia's if you recall. She was initially hired on as Zack's nanny. She steadily began helping Robin to organize his own life and was soon promoted to assistant. Marsha never came between Robin and Valerie. During their marriage he was not a home wrecker in any sense. There was no kind of attraction or any kind of Edo hanky-panky or anything like that. Between her and Robin. It was not until Robbins. Women's marriage to Valerie had really fallen apart and they had separated that Robin and Marsha started to see each other in different late. And when Robin starts doing the work for his live at the mat routine for example That's when they start to become a leading a little bit more aware of each other a little more open to each other. Marshall was often the last person robin saw before going on stage and it became a tradition for her to give Robin a hug. And tell him he could do it and that she loved Him Tamasha. It seemed like a small jester but it was transformative for Robin. He'd later recall. Marsha used I used to tell me I was a good person and finally I believed it soon. The film industry would believe it too when we come back from the Break Robin decides to put his career in the hands of one film director. Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and Talk Space Online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs you with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences references. 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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
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"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"That news while Robin is sleeping. That news is basically making its way. All throughout Hollywood and the entertainment industry and Robin goes to work at Morgan mini the next day and the producers have found out that Belushi is. Did they know that when Robin learns this. It's going to devastate him. And so they try to find somebody who can can break it to him as gently as possible with task fell to Pam d'abord. When she spoke with Robin she also gave him some tough love? She told him straight up. Robin Robin if that ever happens to you I will find you and I will kill you. I the fact that Robin is one of the last people to see John Belushi ally. Hi of that immediately. Implicates him in this larger party scene so he can't disguise that element of himself anymore. That sort of innocence of more that annoyingness. That's lost forever Robin cooperated in a grand jury inquiry into believe she's stuff and all of that not bad press made it impossible for Robin to promote Morgan. Mindy not that he really minded that by. Then the show had plummeted to forty ninth in the ratings so. ABC pulled it from on their schedule for the month of March. Come may the final episode aired Morgan Mindy was to be replaced by happy days. Spin off called joanie loves Chachi. It wasn't just that he losing this thing. That of course paid him a lot of money and it helped make him popular and gave him a place to work every week but he really had a kind of second family at the show and he had pam and he had his directors and the writers there and he you know he had a certain amount of familiarity already in a just a base of operations and now he's kind of cast adrift with his breakout role. Now behind him. Robin was able to refocus on other parts of his is life that he'd severely neglected number one on his list was his relationship with Valerie. The couple had been put through the ringer but both were ready to move on in a big way. The decision vision to have a child was an active one on their part. There was some recognition between the two of them that their marriage was really in kind of dire straits. Certainly there was an awareness of Robin's infidelity and his misbehavior and his drug and alcohol abuse. And that was really Straining training things quite a bit and the opportunity at least the had once It was over and that Robin is focusing more on his film career. This is a chance to right the ship on April eleventh. Nineteen eighty-three Valerie. Give birth to a boy she and Robin named Zachary or Zach for short and Robin took wholeheartedly to fatherhood and they handed me my fund. They held him up anyone. My God he's like a bear. That's the umbilical cord Mr Williams. It was really this kind of beatific experience for him that he loved Zach immediately absolutely and would go on to tell stories about how you know the moment that he hold sack up for the first time and the baby piece on him remade contact wjr father's son son father. He looked me right in the eye..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Is Morgan Mindy moved into. Its third season network. Tried to revive it by writing and none other than Robbins Robbins Childhood Idol Jonathan winters better known as Johnny he was cast as Mirth McConnell the son of Morgan Mindy but at this point in his life. Johnny wasn't doing so well. He was an extremely wounded person. He was a former marine. He had been treated for bipolar. He had been institutionalized is twice in his life and he was certainly cognizant of all this and so in one sense the riffing and the improvisation and the ad living was his way of keeping all that at bay and not having to necessarily confront it or immerse himself in it but also I think everybody around him everybody nobody who worked on the show with winters and that certainly included Robin gave him a little bit of breathing. Room gave him the opportunity to kind of make mistakes or flood but line and they would all dive in and try to rescue him and if he said something wrong they would just sort of take the scene in that direction and ninety knowledge that there was a Steak I mean they all respected and admired him so much yet. Jim told me how he'd swum by for a visit during mark and mindy spinal season and and he had a pretty strange encounter with Johnny. They introduced me to Johnny. I'm talking to Jonathan winners. You heard and John's doing it Her curb your here is tough. Tough afternoon with these sailors in ongoing like okay and I'm playing along and the stage manager comes goes. Jim could chew help. Get Johnny on the stage. Were waiting to shoot his. See so I so I turned to johnny and I said Captain I think the men are about to mutiny. Luke needs are your presence is required on the poop deck or something you know yes hi gorse and he starts. We improvised our way unto to the set it was the weirdest thing Janis presence. Lifted Robbins spirits though D also attracted comedian. John Belushi to the pretty regularly Belushi had been hanging around at paramount because he was trying to figure out what the next phase of his own career was going to be. He ahead met and hung out with Robin through Saturday night. Live and blue. She was also a huge admirers of Jonathan winters. So he was coming to the Morgan Mindy set just to hang Out and basically watch winter's work and watch him do his thing and he just got off on it but Robin also knew that he'd be visiting and it was an opportunity for them. Am to also hang out in their extracurricular time and it was certainly no secret. That Belushi was also a very bad drug abuser and that they even had had sort of drug using friends and dealers and comment on one night. Belushi is hanging out in his bungalow at the Chateau Marmot and Robin has been on his usual trajectory. He'd finished it Morgan. Mindy gone out and done a couple of pop in MM sets up the clubs and his partying and basically the message gets backed him. Belushi wants to see you in his bungalow and Robin goes there and finds a very very kind of CD seeing there. That Belushi is already pretty far. Gone on something or some things and there's other people hanging around that are making I'm robin uncomfortable. Robin left soon. After seeing how groggy Belushi was when he got back home he told Valerie about the strange meet up and noted one woman who who looked especially tough and scary cathy. Evelyn Smith a former backup. Rock singer will plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and three lesser charges in the drug overdose. Death of comedian John Belushi prosecutor said. Ms Smith would injure the please on Wednesday at a scheduled court appearance in Los Angeles. Louis Belushi was found dead in March nineteen eighty two from an overdose.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Reaching reaching new heights in his career. In renegotiation for Morgan Mindy. ABC agreed to pay him double or thirty thousand per episode. But despite this financial success when Morgan Mindy came back for its second season in September of Nineteen seventy-nine the network decided to make a number of changes that would affect the the show's popularity. The problem was that almost as soon as work and Mindy became successful. ABC started to tinker with it and they moved moved its time slot to a much more competitive night. Tried to put it up against Archie bunkers place got clobbered in the ratings. They tried to make changes in the cast and take away way supporting characters who were also a little more innocence who also complimented more naievety and put him around people who were more were adult and knowing and certainly in some of the later episodes it becomes a much more gratuitous in terms of sexual content and double entendre hundreds and women in skimpy outfits and becoming what was called Jiggle show in that era. Yeah yeah well Morgan. Minis unease decline in Popeye's box office flop. Were cause for concern. These issues were minimized by an unspeakable tragedy. The man who shot John Lennon walked up to the musician as he was leaving his limousine. According to witnesses he said Mr Lennon and then fired at him point blank at least five times the the senseless murder of one of the most unifying and beloved musicians. Put Robin on edge. I think it was a very understandable reaction that any celebrity liberty of any stature might have to Lennon's death when you see somebody who is that famous get gunned down in cold blood. Of course it makes. Yes you fear for your own health and safety and Robin had good reason to be concerned that same winter as he was getting off the stage at the comedy comedy story he was approached by an audience member the menacing figure said to him. Hey Man I know where you live because I've seen you coming out of. They're so now even in the comedy clubs which have been a safe space for Robin. He's finding he needs to start being more careful. Jim recalled the precautions precautions. Robin began to take to ward off potential threats. He had to be driven places and the ad to change his phone number all the time and he had to be more and more private. Because you would get you would get hounded as Robin tried to come to terms with the scare air he paid tribute to John. Lennon's untimely death by using the show to help process his emotions. More could give this kind of monologue to Orson who is his handler. Back on the planet ORC and basically tell him what he had learned that week and there was an episode that aired writer on that time where the more character literally meets Robin Williams and Robin played both of those roles this week. Sadler what it's like to be famous on Lutts good and the whole closing monologue is more trying to explain to Orson that fame has a cost and celebrity carries this real burden and Orson literally says Damn Mark. I don't believe you famous own reward. When you're a celebrity? Everybody wants a piece unless you can say no. We no pieces left for for yourself more rattles off this whole list of American celebrities who died extremely young. In the last person that he says is John on Land Janice Joplin Jimi Hendrix. Lenny Bruce Freddie prints.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"In its first season. Morgan Mindy was widely watched highly enjoyed. And that was thanks in no small part to Robin. Who is now a fixture of Hollywood's elite? He continued to prove himself through his stand up to live at the roxy was one of the very first cable specials that Robin appeared in and it was totally built around him. It was really important for him to kind of draw. A distinction between who the more from ORC character was and and who he was. I have to explain one during the mark because this is why I perform here to do something different that as a stand up. He did things that were much more adult much more sophisticated Much more sexualize. At times things that work would never do on the show and that was okay That he could say this is my act. This is my TV the character and we're not the same person near the end of the special. Robin did a character. A bit of himself as an old man. Forty years in the future from me to you. You've got to be crazy not I'm talking about four Goose Bozo because what is reality and he saying what's going to happen to me when I reached that age. What is life going to be like for me? What happens if my career starts to collapse? If the wheels come off if my fans start to abandon me what's going to happen to me if my mind mind and my body start to deteriorate what if I can't operate at the speed and the pace that I am known for and the thing about Robin is he loved the Hustle. He loved to work and he kept a grueling schedule. Between MORK and Mindy to stand up appearances but it was all all of his own choice. Eventually managers decided to bring in a helping hand. I live right near the Improv in West Hollywood that's been at tremor he's best known for writing ever-popular Early Ninety s Sitcom saved by the bell. He also helped robin write new material but before he knew robin as a trusted colleague and friend he I stumbled the upon him performing at the Improv took about thirty seconds to realize this guy is just unique. He exploded on the stage. Just as this burst of energy he would do one character after another and completely changed. It's transformed from one character to another like morphing in split-second can completely different body language. Different voices different facial expressions now. I want to Preface Bennett Story of meeting Robin by saying that it really shows how small the industry is and how much the whole I know a guy who knows guy plays a role blurry president read a script of mine on the my agent submitted committed to him calm. Horseradish was a story of data out producer who discovers the lost tribe of Israel but doesn't realize it and it was funny. Larry loved it. He tell her agent this historical but it makes the Talmud the book of Jewish wisdom and makes it the Goyeneche thousands really finding so got me a meeting with with Charlie Joffe and Hollywood Charlie Joffe president. I said you know your new clients. They knew Robin Williams insider them and love to write something for him and they said Great. You know we're all for sort comeback with ideas we'll get going then. It also happened to be friends with Ken Lerner. Who was a buddy of Robin and Valerie's and the two went to see Robyn performed for Bennett thirtieth birthday so I went to see them and can introduce me and I told Robin that his managers like my script and he's very particular that was our talk and he said look good love to read the script? Drop it by my apartment sometime. He stopped by Robin's place in West. Hollywood a few nights later these outrageous colorful shirts to the always wears and he introduced me. I remember the first introduced me to Perritt whose his name was. Truman capote and the parrot had been taught to say parents can't talk. The two began working together on Robin's first comedy the album reality. What a concept Robbins Act? That time was great as nightclub act but yeah so visual to see the facial expressions Russians the body language I was hired to create more verbal material. Robin began to see Bennett as an antidote to Hollywood he. I was hearing a lot of you know you're going to be bigger going to be great. You're going to be the next big star and I think I was sort of a safe refuge for him. I was a little skeptical. Skeptical of the whole Hollywood deal. You'll be great and you're the greatest I mean. His case it was true fame created smokescreens. That made it difficult for Robin to judge his work. I'd say he knew he was funny. But like all really talented people. He worries about how funny he is. And Jesus people love me so much a really worthy of Robin relied on Bennett. As a sort of litmus test or has work and saw his opinion on a project managers really wanted him to do a movie musical version of Popeye with Robin playing iconic cartoon sailor it would be Robbins first leading role in film. Would've gave me the script of Popeye. He said what do you think. Honestly I said honestly it'd be honest and I said well I hope you talking like Popeye is enough to make this movie work work. Because there's no story here ultimately though Robin decided to do the film the film again would I am despite tender. Performance has garbled voice in the films highly stylized feel left audiences confused and and. He'll never come to me with in. The poor reception. Weighed heavily on Robin. who was also getting a better taste of the film industry? He and Bennett tried to pitch their own film. We have the idea that Robin would play. Six characters. Sextuplets separated at birth unaware of each other's existence so we pitched it to Robbins Robbins managers and we were all excited and they said it sounded contrived so it's back to the drawing board next be thought of There's a lot of protests going on in the Soviet Union and people trying to get out so we thought Robert implying a Polish dissident his managers. You know. That's that's sort of politics and The Soviet Union dissidents and we. We don't have this. Is Robert Political movie. So let's see next. She came up the idea of robbing a boy who turns thirty but we pitch that rapids managers and they said Robin these personal blows. He tied his identity to his work and felt only as good as his. Most recent accomplishment be kept getting projections and that's all part of it. I'm a writer you you've got to pitch a million things to go somewhere. But for Robin he didn't didn't totally lose interest but it was like Jesus shooting on everything we come up with. I could be just as he felt. He got the win that he needed reality. What a concept? The comedy album he'd worked on with Bennett was released and it became an instant hit. Billboard placed it on their top ten list and Time magazine gave gave Robin a cover Bennett. Congratulated Robbins publicist. Still end lower on the win so I said to his style guide you arrange. This is great. Isn't it and she said about that. Happy be about. It's a really. It's a real cool isn't it. And she said don't you realize they build him up just so they can tear them down the almost need someone that big to to say. He's not really what people think he has. His team is why for fighting. He's having affairs with a drug addict and is still saw. Ah that whole star making machine and even though she was helping to create it she could see a young twenty six year old guy. And you're going to get after him later. Hollywood is a fickle lover. Though and while Robin has seen the pendulum sway a little. His career was about to swing into force force. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back next week. We're taking a moment to sit down and listen to some classic Robin stand up and Improv with a special guest author I got I got everything I got. Every part of your robin the nicest sweetest guy to being again complementary to to try to force thanks to Dave. It's cough checkout his book. Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you like to listen. Robin had an impact act on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening C._U. Next week..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Welcome back to knowing Robin Williams. I'm your house I Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin getting cut from Juilliard. And heading back to San Francisco in the winter of nineteen seventy six and he comes back to the city at a sort of golden era for its comedy scene gene right Dave Well San Francisco at that time was really undergoing a kind of comedy renaissance or or a revolution. San Francisco used to be the kind of city he where very straightforward and buttoned-down comedy routines were put on these were men wearing suits and ties and telling narratives lives and delivering one liners in what were formerly comedy clubs. Now you're finding in San Francisco. That comedy is something that can basically be performed warmed anywhere any setup that has four walls and a door is starting to put on comedy shows and so the very first place that Robin ends up performing in a church basement or the basement of a kind of progressive interfaith groups and so that's A launching pad bad for him and then I'll within a few months he becomes irregular. A At a San Francisco Club called the Holy City Zoo. It's a very small club. It's one that quickly developed a reputation for pudding on The kind of four most San Francisco Comedians. The wildest ones the most surprising ones that the dirtiest ones. It's a place where a lot of people go to drink and do drugs. Also and that is part of its mystique and part of it's charmer armor electricity at the time. That all these things are kind of Co Mingling and that is The crowd and the scene that that Robin I really gets absorbed into two. And that's where Robin Meets Valery Velocity. He sometimes bartended at the Holy City Zoo and one night as he was working Valerie caught his eye. She was a dance instructor at the time as well as a masters student and cocktail waitress and the two just hit it off when she comes to the bar he doesn't present himself as has the usual robin than he starts talking to her in a French accent and cheese completely taken in by this and the whole night. He's talking to her as as if he is You know a French man in America and the go out for a nighttime drive and she eventually dropped him off at his parents house and and it's only later that she comes to realize that the man that she was hanging out with that whole night was American and I. It's it's very charming thing and romantic but is also very indicative of how Robin is around people and certainly around people that he doesn't totally know yetter etter doesn't maybe feel completely comfortable with yet that he puts up a little bit of a distance or kind of a mask on himself of a persona to protect himself from this person until he feels like I can totally trust you with who I am It's much easier for me to play this character and you can make your judgments about the character because if you were to really reject me I who I would be so deeply wounded that I couldn't take it and Robin still pretty a young around. This time. He's twenty five years old he's been going around. San Francisco's comedy clubs performing with cowboy boots and unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt his hairy chest and just lots lots of sweat. And he's starting to make a name for himself. Meanwhile his relationship with Valerie is ramping up and the two decide to go to Los Angeles to jump start his career. It's really astonishing. How fast everything happens for Robin once he moved to La certainly by the standards of that era era and even by the standards of today that right away because he has a little bit of a track record from San Francisco? He's able to get great. Gigs in the major clubs in Los Angeles.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Certainly the biggest culture shock that Robin experienced in that era of his life was moving from Michigan Moving from Bloomfield hills where it was Very buttoned-down and small c conservative and traditional then moving out to Moran which is just north of San Francisco in nineteen sixty nine the tail end of the summer of love and suddenly ending up in this community where everything feels Very open and a little bit Bohemian. And really quite unlike anything he'd experienced to that point it seems like Robin took to the West Coast lifestyle pretty easily so come fall. He begins his freshman year at Claremont. Men's college and from what I know Clermont kind of buttoned up which makes me wonder how Robin would've fit into this environment. The kinds of students who were going to Clermont certainly in Nat era were young men who were expected to kind of pursue traditional white collar careers and Robin himself he. He didn't quite eight no what he wanted to be your why he was going there but he kind of imagined maybe he would end up a diplomat or something like that and certainly there that was done to to please his father or to fulfil a desire that his father had and that he would get bankrolled At least in terms of his tuition wall wall he went there but it became pretty clear very quickly that that was not necessarily where Robbins future resided. Robin took a theater. Your classes scripts and by the first session. He was hooked. He and eighteen classmates formed an Improv. Group called Karma Pie and they met twice a week to perform these free shows and he became quite notorious on campus for his motormouth charm. Which helped him get more than just friends? Even though he he does come from a family that has money he is often. You know. Broken penniless just has nothing in his pockets and his constantly constantly scrounging and borrowing from other people and living off of They're good they're good kindness and some of it is this sort of Bohemian spirit of that era and the trust that people had that they could just get by on each other and the kinds of people that robin happened to surround himself with. I think it also comes from his own principle of wanting to be independent from his parents and certainly from his father not feeling like he had did depend on them or on their money and if that left him flat broke at times then then so be it but at least he felt like he had the the dignity or the independence dependence that he was in borrowing from them between Karma Pie and theater Robin began failing his other classes for his final macro econ paper he simply ro. I really don't know Sir. And finally rob had had enough and withdrew robin from Clermont. When he heard about his son's plans to pursue acting he had one piece of advice for Robin? My father up there the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor he said wonderful. Just have a backup a profession like welding. Robin actually attended a few welding courses at a trade school but that didn't go far so he ends up enrolling in College College of Marin and this was a public community college which I think is great but I did Robin at all. Feel like this was a step down. I think that I think at the College of Marin was chosen for obvious reasons that Robin could continue to pursue his academics but also because it had a very strong theatre program particularly for or a kind of community college it was a two year program. That Robin spent three years in and not because he was a bad student but because he was really into the theater and really really excelled at it. You can read early reviews of Robin that are written by the local newspaper is in Marin County. That are giving him great notices and praising him for the talent that he was already exhibiting Robin was taught by James Dunn a San Rafael Native and a Marine Corps veteran who served as a drill instructor in the Korean War and Dave. There's a theme that you point out. That's very telling about Robin's relationship with authority the and with his father. Yeah Robin as much as he. Kind of recoiled at in order and structure. He also responded responded to that he thrived and those kinds of structured environments. He knew how to work within them and also how to get around them. And how how do you go outside the boundaries and then you know give you a wink and a smile and you could almost forgive him for it within the confines of duns program Robin and really pushed his craft and sometimes that came at the detriment of his peers. The more I learned about Robin the more I've seen this theme of him just stealing stealing the stage. It makes me wonder Robin knew that he was doing this at all. It's hard to know. I don't know how much robin himself was aware of this Robinson to like kind of training the spotlight on himself a little bit or just breaking the rules of Improv Games and exercise which were supposed to be a little bit more shared and a little bit more communal where he would just kind of go off on his own tangents and maybe that had less to do with Ego or wanting attention then he was just somebody who even even in a kind of free environment if free setting like that it would not allow himself to be constrained by any kind of order that whatever the rules were he always had to push those boundaries a little bit further pretty soon though Robbins. Talent outgrew the College of Marin and done had a second step in mind John Houseman. The Department head of Juilliard Drama School at the time so he managed to get Robin auditioned. My impression walls. He was a bit laid-back. California bill that's Elizabeth Smith she was instill is a voice teacher at Juilliard. And she got to watch Robin's audition his speech Wilson to good his diction Shen was a bit sloppy. But here's the but none of that mattered. Because he was obviously very very talented very lively very intelligent and full of quirks. He was eccentric interesting. Interesting Robin showed promise. I mean obviously. We took him without any hesitation. Robin was accepted into juilliard on a full ride scholarship so he was finally able to pursue acting without any financial help from his father. When we get back from the break robin insights off for New York City?.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Robin began holding a cassette recorder up to the TV to capture. These stand up routines on tape. He'd he'd listen to the sets over and over again until he could perfectly imitate them into Robin's mind became his place to escape from his parents in a way to some degree. When Robin was born he became for them? A kind of chance at do over that this is their opportunity to you. Get it right. Robin Lawrie both had sons from their previous marriages and so each of them. I think really sort of imprinted their principal characteristics onto him and so from his father. Robin got that kind of sense of you know stand up straight with An erect spine and always speak in kind of even proper tone. If you listen to Robbins natural speaking voice that is kind of how he spoke. It's almost just a little bit British a little bit Scottish. It doesn't necessarily sound like Laid back American robins half brothers Todd and maclaurin Florin didn't come into his life until he was around ten when Robin was finally introduced to todd. Todd with Rob Son. Todd was being accent to a different school near to where Robin and his parents lived. And then just discovering oh I have this older half brother who is Sir a kind of a bad acid and the guy who likes shows up and your bedroom in the middle of the night and wants to rob your piggy-bank for beer the money and that definitely made an impression on Robin Robin looked up to todd as the cool older brother but he also shared a kinship with his half brother on his mother's side. maclaurin was A little bit bookish Very sensible very thoughtful very will read Ed and in a way that was also reflective of rob and that was definitely a streak that he possessed as well and he definitely responded to WHO and bonded with each of the half brothers that he had with todd off at college in Mclaren living with his grandparents though Robin only got to see the two family vacations in school breaks and holidays so he still felt very much on his own in Dave. I get the sense that Robin was never able to completely shake off. Thank feeling of otherness Robin. I think one of the telling stories about Robin is the fact that even into his adulthood and interviews that he would give it about himself he would sometimes described himself as an only child even though certainly within his family and in possibly the wider world it was known that he had had half brothers that he had lived with different times in his life. But I think it also reflects how he thought about himself and what his childhood felt like to him that even even though he did have half brothers he did have parents. He did have friends in all the schools that he attended but to himself he felt alone along the time and that becomes I think a very potent and persistent feeling for him throughout his life. So far Robin Robin has attended six schools in just eight years because of his father's job in this most recent relocation he went to the Detroit Country Day school where he thrived on the rigor he even even began carrying a briefcase to school. He had good grades and was a member of the soccer and the wrestling team. He also joined student council and was voted class president for the upcoming coming senior year. But just as Robin found his footing his father's career uprooted him once more and in the summer of nineteen sixty nine. The Williams family packed up their life yet yet again and set off for a cross country.
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"It's the mid sixties and Bloomfield. A wealthy suburb of Detroit Michigan Eh on a thirty Acre plot of land. It's an estate grand enough for its own name Stony Croft. There's a gate house Barnes and space for dozens of cars the the centerpiece a sprawling forty room manner that sets mostly empty but up in the attic boylans up his large and growing collection of toys. Soldiers he gives each piece of personality and a voice. He doesn't know how famous he'll be for this immagination one day right now. All all young Robin Williams is focusing. Is Getting his troops ready for battle. Stony Croft is a mansion. Really there was an estate that Robin lived on in his early teenage years. And it kind of typifies. The upbringing that that he had that he came from a family of wealth of means and privilege. His Father Rob was a former war. Hero turned auto executive for four. He was plainspoken mid Westerner and kind of the perfect foil to Robin's mother Laurie now she was alive wire she was this. Free spirited southern Belle who went by Punky amongst friends while rob was cold. Laurie adored Robin and gave him lots of affirmation Asian. Both parents made a deep impression on him but also from his perspective. We're not always easily accessible. Were not always available to him. His Dad traveled quite a bit for his work and his mother when she wasn't busy with her own social activities ladies often accompanied the father on some of these trips or was away for other reasons. So Robin spent a lot of time in his youth in these kind of Save big houses and mansions like Stony Croft largely to himself but was lacking The people that he most wanted wanted at times and so he certainly used that free time and space to kind of train his imagination and to in a way create a world for himself and to create companions when real life flesh and blood. Friends were not accessible. Oh to him robin connected with his mother through her humor. The moment you hear her things start to make sense about Robin. She liked to take a rubber the band and cut it in the middle and then kind of wadded up into her nose and then pretend to sneeze and she would have this long string of rubber band just dangling out out of her nostril wonderful psychic. We can't do here. What she cuts a rubber band in half and goes my father the boy this is her sense of humor and she unquestioningly passed that down to rob very? I did for years and I think this noise at dinner he saw this is what makes my mom laugh. And one way I can unreach- her and connect with her is to make her laugh and so he internalized that and kind of adopted that sensibility. Laurie had a collection of sully poem. Home she liked to recite to Robin one of his favorites went. I love you and blue. I love you and read but most of all I love you and blue and these were simple simple jokes. That kind of showed lorries humor but a laugh from rob was harder to come by except for on rare occasions when he and Robin sat down to watch Jonathan winters he was big time comedian. Who often performed on the tonight show with Jack Parr? If Jonathan winters was ever accused of anything he's got the the perfect alibi. He was someone else at the time when I first saw before the show he was still trying to decide whether to be a drunken eskimo. The Queen the Vikings or a doorknob. I'd rather he came out simply as himself to begin with. Because Johnny Winter's he cannot be imitated. The Wild Wild Man my friend Jonathan winners that I think was massively influential on Robin on the one hand getting to see Performer Lake Jonathan winters. who was largely improvisation Tori and ad-libbing and seen where that his father responded to those performances performances? Thank you thank you very much. You ever undressed in front of a dog..
"robin" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"McMillan podcasts. This is knowing Robin Williams. I'm your host Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a cultural reporter at the New York Times. And I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin over the next two months. We're going to take you through the making of Robin Williams. We'll speak with those. Who knew him best? It was very very bright right and a mind like mercury ran everywhere. Love you I love you for the man that you are an incredible credible men more than just one night. A man who can make you realize which I think Jim Perform home. Stand up comedy. That was like that would be like capturing wild album and an in having they're acting running around the jungle you know. That's just what he did. You've got to be crazy. Not I'm talking about full groups. Boulder Oto reality. Robin always has a certain insecurity about him so he so he was always wondered. Did that work does that work. You know because you're not getting laughs. Nobody can just be. Laughing will also dispel the myth behind Ryan Robbins Steph. And that's right an answer questions. Like how did his comedic mind operate. And what was his relationship with fame. You know I think the charm of Robin was that he made. Everyone feel like his best friend. When I heard about his death I was just finishing up a family trip to Yosemite National Park and there was no signal no atv so when we finally got back online and saw the news it was surreal? I had such a visceral reaction and remember how strange it all seemed. At the time time I mean to me. He was misses out. Fire the genie. Good Morning Vietnam. I covered Robin often for the New York Times and even spent time with him for a profile. All that I wrote about him on what would end up. Being his last comedy tour I saw him in public situations and in private moments and even wrote what would end up being his obituary and I think it was so easy for people to label him as a depressed comic immediately after his death But Dave that wasn't quite the case. Correct it's been five years since Robbins passing and a lot of light has been shed on the circumstances that led to this tragic and that offers some clarity at the very least and in order to understand how we got here. We have to start at the very beginning..