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Meet The Author, Shane Wilson, Realistic Fantasy With A Sharp Edge
"To the big program as i mentioned. It's a an episode of meet the author. Shane wilson is storytelling. No matter the medium. The emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give us give voice to the abstractions of the human experience. Ladies and gentlemen please open the ears open minds and help me welcome in whoop. Waco shane wilson to the my duck pakistan. Welcome thank you so much. Thanks for being here. Now it's a pleasure so get get me hip two way our way are you are 'cause i'm not sure i know you're a southern guy. Are you giorgia I'm curly in north carolina. You know what i said. That and i don't know why i said that last night but then i was questioning myself. This is why. I asked you this at first up last night. I said it was raised in georgia. Sir right. I read your bio that you i believe born in alabama raising in georgia but i said last night on the air i said i. It's north carolina guy. And then i looked it up today and i was like no. I'm wrong. he's not where they get those carolina from now you just said it. So where did i get it from. It's not online anywhere that fact. I'm getting it actually. You might be psychic. In which case mybookie dot com is definitely a place for you but yeah i mean i feel like somewhere in the bio somewhere in all of the information out there. It probably says that. I teach college in north carolina which is true. Well i did not see. I wasn't aware of that. So you're you what are you. Teaching kalki teach english literature music. I teach composition creative writing that kind of thing very cool stuff so Tell me a little bit about yourself. How how when you kind of got the author bug. We'll start with the author stuff. Then we'll come back to the music little later on but tell me when you when you first realized the way that it should be thing Because i think i've been writing forever I i'd be hard pressed to find a moment in in my life. At least i actually remember when i wasn't writing I remember my parents buying me. An old typewriter When i was just a little kid. And i remember like i would practice spelling on it. i would ask my mom to spell for me like the the most complex words i can think of a kid it was stuff like rhinoceros right and i would ask you to spell it and then i would like pick it out and so i was practicing already getting kind of the bug and then i remember like second grade. I would write these short stories and just handwriting out. I'd put them in a one of those three prong folders and then i would draw cover and glue it on the front Like saw i was already thinking about book design and stuff even though i wasn't cognizant of that right and so yeah like from the from the jump right in has been a part of me and the through. I think the evolution is pretty similar to a lotta guys that are that are writers in that you know middle. School comes along. And now i'm writing poetry in order to hit on girls And the same kind of thing in high school. And then you get when i got into college. The academic spirit kind of squashed some of that creativity as it will do And then on the other side of college. I slowly started to chip away that published some poetry some short stories and then accidentally wrote a novel while There's a lot to respond to their. But i i'm i'm smiling because i thought i'm going to say this now even though i wanted to say this for a little bit later in the conversation but I thought when i saw romance and fantasy stuff betsy kinda stuff that either A guy who's a player trying to impress women or gate would well you know The the romance stuff is is very light. In in most of what i write every now and then i will dip a toe into that sandbox. Because i think and and i don't write traditional romance. When i do that i write stuff that kind of turns genre upside down or i try to. Because ultimately i think romance is kind of trite and empty void of a genre So when i when. I do play over there. I like to to try to get in. Turn it in on itself. A little bit But for the most part the fantasy stuff is it comes from The my academic focus. When i was at school. I studied a ton of magical realism. I had a professor who is very into that genre and sir My master's thesis was on salman rushdie and midnight's children And all that stuff so yeah so like i was reading a ton of magical realism. And so i don't write. What would be considered hard. Fantasy like tolkien. And those guys right fantasy this grounded in our reality but there are magical elements at play.
EOSfinex's Steven Quinn on What is Driving Recent Crypto Price Action
"The audience a quick kind of like high level. The top two or three bullish tailwinds. That are really driving this price action. We've seen again a a really bloody three year. Bear market start there. Really kinda come to a solid close and there's a lot of really interesting things happening in the world. That are driving crypto adoption. What are what in your mind. You give the most weight to I guess what everybody's talking about right now like the general situation in global markets ride and Well so first of all. I'd say like general generally the global markets a think another one would be Institutional adoption is really starting to pick up and that's where use next hopefully will have some some some work to do about that's really were bit fanatics shines You know it's the destination for really serious institutional traders run and then third i guess would be The radius now being you know there's significant developments in real world use cases ride like we're getting closer to not much about what's possible rushdie. Starting to do things ride so you have a global market stuff. I mean i'm sure this is talked to death with With you guys than with everybody listens to you right so we don't have too much but all i can say is i guess. Bitcoin crypto in general really. Couldn't ask for a better. It's more like a vantage pretty. Yeah couldn't ask for anything better like you know like it's exactly what everyone was waiting for. You know you go right back to the white paper for bitcoin We're just seeing that again. It's repeat of the great financial crisis except even more extreme. And you know. Bitcoin is redesigned the shine along with all the so that. And then i guess Yeah the institutional adoption you guys might have seen the news today about. is a quite large publicly listed company on nasdaq. I think the colts microstart bits microsystems. Yeah so they've just allocated two hundred fifty million to fifty million yet they got balance-sheet of one point two billion and then they put Two hundred fifty million dollars of their cash reserves into bitcoin which is a little over two thousand bitcoin super wild. Yes absolutely wild. But you know it's it's really again it's It's everything that people were. Were hoping for what we were talking about. Happening is starting to happen and say it'll be like you know slowly slowly a person than all at once
It's a Major Award: Literary Medals and Prizes
"For today's episode. Yes I decided. I know that we're like we're kind of an award season. Yeah absolutely will talk about the Grammy's and the Oscars and all that stuff but I'm not talking about that and more highbrow highbrow. Today's episode is. It's a major award literary medals in prizes so ooh I don't think I know a lot about those great great. That's what I'm here for. Thank you so I feel like sometimes there's different there's different prices that are for specific genres of literature will cover those on their certain prestigious swans. There's ones that are for like a specific work published during a year or sometimes prizes honor a specific person and take into account their whole body of work. So it's not just like a book award. Sometimes it's just like an author award or -actly exactly in the field of literature so cool the first one. I'm sure everybody's heard of this won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Sure to this. Is that Swedish literature? Prize awarded Bennett ordered annually since nineteen o one It can be to an author from any country who has in the words of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel produced quote in the field of literature the most outstanding work in ideal direction so while individual works are sometimes cited as being particularly noteworthy. The award is actually based on an author's body of work as a whole so literature is one of the five Nobel prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in Eighteen ninety-five Lauren. I know you hate it when I do this year. Can you name me? Can you name me the other Nobel? Prizes okay Health and services. That's a cab. No there's is there medicine yes okay. There's Oh God chemistry biology astronomy. Shoot up down just naming science physics yes okay. And then one more big one engineering. No and the big won the Nobel Prize. Yes these species so the fit. Sorry I know. The five Nobel. Prizes are literature chemistry piece physics and physiology or medicine. Okay I'm economics is sometimes considered under the name of the Nobel prize but it was actually added by Sweden's central bank in nineteen sixty eight and is actually named Nobel's memory. It wasn't one of the original prices. Okay so it's kind of a with an asterisk. Yes okay okay. So for literature specifically Each year the Swedish Academy sends out requests for nominations of candidates and members of the academy who are members of Literature Academies insiders professors of literature and language often sometimes for former Nobel winners and president of freighters organizations. They're all allowed to nominate candidate. And you cannot nominate yourself By April that year the academy narrows the Field Down to about twenty candidates and then a month later. There's a shortlist of five names so for the next four months everybody everybody like on the panel is supposed to read and review all the works of all the candidates like like you got four months. You have to read every book this guy ever Bro. If I know anything about academics. It's that they're not going to do that. Really really tearing back the veil here exactly so by October that you remember how to vote and the candidate who receives more than half of the votes is named the Nobel laureate in literature so no one can actually get the prize without being on the list at least twice what's unclear and so many of the same authors reappear and are reviewed repeatedly over the years. Maybe that's how they get around having to read all that stuff because they're like. I did that three years ago. I'm not doing. I'm not doing that again. So the judges are composed of an eighteen member committee. Who are elected for life. Why up until two thousand eighteen? They were not technically permitted to leave. But I can crawl can carl. The Sixteenth Gustav Amend the rules of the academy and made it possible for members to resign if necessary but at a certain point. It was like you're on the committee for that's very ominous so a literature. Nobel Prize laureate earns a gold medal. A diploma with a citation and a sum of money. How much money you ask. The amount of money awarded depends on the income of the Nobel Foundation that year but for twenty one thousand nine hundred it was nine million Swedish krona equivalent to nine hundred thirty four thousand two hundred ninety dollars and ninety cents American. That's nothing to sneeze sneeze out my man. No one hundred twelve Nobel prizes in literature. I've been awarded between nineteen o one in two thousand nineteen to one hundred sixteen individuals that has been to a hundred men and fifteen women. Geez it's been actually shared between two individuals on four occasions and seven times. They decided not to award at anybody. So the laureates have been writing in twenty five different languages over time so it's not just like not just English not just Swedish. Whatever the youngest ever to receive the Nobel Prize in literature was registered kipling. Who was forty one years old when he was awarded it in nineteen? Oh seven and the oldest. Was Doris lessing? When she was eighty eight. Wow got it in two thousand seven. Two Writers have actually declined the prize. Boris Pasternak in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and John Pulsar nineteen sixty four assaults right but the most recent winner. And that's in this whole episode. I'm going to go over the most recent because if we talked about everybody that's ever wanted a frigging a word. That'd be boring. It would be boring and fun but that would be so. I'm going to tell you about the most recent winner. Sometimes it's a twenty twenty word sometimes. It's twenty nineteen. Sometimes it might be a little earlier than that so so anyway. The most recent winner Nobel Prize for Literature Twenty Nineteen Peter Hannukah. Who is a German novelist? Playwright and poet For an influential work with linguistic ingenuity that has explored. The periphery in the specificity of human experience is how is they declared it? So Peterman Kiss for twenty one thousand nine. Was your most recent winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Another big one is the Booker Prize for fiction. Yes okay so this. One is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English Language and published in the United Kingdom so the price was originally established as the Booker McConnell prize. After the company Booker McConnell Ltd began sponsoring the event in nineteen sixty nine and it became commonly known as the Booker Prize or simply the booker in two thousand and two. The title sponsor became the Investment Company. Man Group which opted to retain booker as part of the title calling it the man. Booker Prize from two thousand to twenty nineteen. So you've heard that I'm sure yes But the prize money awarded with the Booker Prize was originally about twenty one thousand pounds and subsequently raised to fifty thousand in two thousand two under the sponsorship of the man group making it one of the world's richest literary prizes in two thousand nineteen a new sponsor crank start announced it would sponsor the award for five years with the option to renew for another five so at that point they just changed the title to simply the Booker Prize because the crank start prize. No historically the winner of the Booker Prize had been required to be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations the Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe but it was announced in September twenty thirteen that future booker prize awards would consider others from anywhere in the world so long as their work was in English and published in the UK stomachs. The winner is usually announced at a ceremony in London's Guildhall usually in early October nineteen ninety-three to mark the prizes twenty fifth anniversary. A Booker of Booker Prizes. Given so three previous judges the award met and they chose Salman Rushdie's midnight's children the nineteen eighty-one winner as the best novel out of all of the winners and in Twenty Eighteen to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary. The Golden Man Booker was awarded so one book from each decade was selected by a panel of judges and the winner by popular vote. Was the English
George Lopez under fire for post about rumored bounty on Trump
"We mention is earlier out more details following now left wing comedian George Lopez is entertainment career may not be rocketing lately but he found himself back in the spotlight today after a controversial contribution to an Instagram post about in a runny and bounty placed on president trump's life questionable how real the bounty actually is it was a suggestion from an anonymous voice on Iranian state TV during coverage of the funeral proceedings for general Soleimani there's no question about how the vocally anti trump Lopez responded on social media the backlash has been fierce according to the week it's a job and so that's a news magazine the idea of Iranians paying for trump's assassination in retaliation for Thursday's drone strike that killed solo Mani arose from a male announcer eulogizing the general in his three decade reign of terror in the Middle East citing the Saudi news station I'll our via the week reported the announcer said we are eighty million American we are eighty million Iranians if each of us puts aside one American dollar what eighty million American dollars and we will reward anyone who brings us trump said with that amount that's not quite as explicit or is official as the barbaric bounty put openly on the head of Salman Rushdie back in nineteen eighty nine when he first khomeni first offer two point six million for rusty's had for the satanic verses by the way the bounty still stood in twenty sixteen when it had reached four million dollars by the way still call for the paid murder of an American president taking place on a state sponsored television in a country where death to America is practically a national model so how did the LA native a George Lopez respond to the Iranian talk of eighty million dollars eighty million dollars for trump's murder on an Instagram post from Chicano worldstar reporting the bounty Lopez was succinct he said we'll do it for
An Insider's Guide to Dining in Zurich
"The vice arose is a classic serving everyone from members of the many nearby guilds to Zurich Zurich Chemistry professors or Fintech Gurus. The wine list is small and mostly Swiss and the snacks include cubes of Luscious. CELEBRI- hard cheese. I think a more complex Parmesan along with air dried meats delitzsch. Sometimes the area will inspire you to sample from further abroad or to cook at at home in the bellevue post of the fines. Erc Department Store Globus can cater to both. It has an extensive food hall below ground with things from all over the globe and a wide range of prepared food at street level. Should you have forgotten your frying pan upstairs. You can get the finest in Coon Rico or other. Swiss made kitchenware. The Bellevue area feels timeless. But it has evolved with the city rising and falling with the rest of the city's fortunes the troubled nineteen seventies indies spotted by drug use and urban. Desolation flowed into the improvements that followed in the decades. The area improved greatly in two thousand fourteen sexy. Loton plots opened giving Zurich a large town square for all of its Eric is deeply traditional. It embraces change in pop up restaurants take all forms sexy. Lowington plots is the site of one of the city's best and biggest Christmas markets which is stylish and not your same same old smelly rotting wood trot around that so many cities seem to call their Christmas festive areas. Well constructed the Zurich market has has classic fondue chalets along with more global options. Because you simply cannot eat fondue all. December and expect to ski in the New Year again. Dan It keys into that up to date up to snuff timelessness. That makes the city special finally to come back around to Cronin Hala. The restaurant and Inbar are all would warm lighting and fine art. The drinks are cold. The men and women are smartly. Attired and you have the feeling you can settle in for the evening. AH The place overpowers. Even the most brash tourists. Quieting everything to a congenial chat level. Not The tinkling. China stiffness deafness but this is also no boisterous beer hall but the best part of Cronin Hala the food as it should be and as it must be some favorites. It's Zurich Kushner consulates. which are strips of veal with mushrooms and cream sauce served with a perfectly fried? Rushdie potato pancake or a beautifully pink in the Middle Entre coat. And then there's the Schnitzel which is definitely good enough for the gods and it is all served. The way heavy food should should be maybe the way everything should be in two servings by servers who have the perfect touch and this is classic Switzerland. You're served from a rolling cart. Your Meat Veg and starch. Lovingly presented in their own little pans consume your first portion leisurely. When you're we're ready you will be served. The second half kept it the ideal temperature just for you. Cronin Hala is indeed an institution and along with the rest stood bellevue. It is part of what makes eating Zurich Great
News in Brief 11 April 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations clashes have reportedly further intensified in southern parts of the Libyan capital with fighting in the past twenty four hours the heaviest since hostilities began in and around Tripoli, according to humanitarian partners in the country families who've become stranded and conflict terriers, not only fear for their safety. But also starting to run out of supplies said UN spokespersons defenders your eek briefing reporters on Thursday. He said that emergency service providers are operating with great personal risk with three medical staff reportedly killed and four first responders reportedly injured the World Health Organization w eight show has deployed emergency medical teams to help hospitals coat with the casualties and support surgical staff in collaboration with the country's ministry of health. Here's defenders your week WHO plans to deploy digital emergency teams and supply to support first line responders in his activated contingency stocks, which were strategically pre-position before the fighting began the agencies also working with partners to support the medical need. Ads of the displaced and migrants, according to the humanitarian affairs coordination office ocher, multiple civilian shelters have been set up in various areas of Tripoli, but at least two already been evacuated due to intensifying fighting the UN continues to call for an immediate humanitarian truce to allow access for emergency services and the phone free passage of civilians away from conflict areas the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria. It would Callan has called on the government of Nigeria to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to ten thousand women men and children who were forced to relocate to my degree the capital of Borno state from town forty kilometers away, the civilians were ordered to leave their homes in Jakarta town in the middle of Monday night by the Nigerian military without any prior warning. According to the military this billions have been relocated to the because e camp for internally displaced people for security reasons ahead of plant operations in the area. The entire town of Jakarta was emptied and people were forced to move to my degree with very little time to collect personal belongings. Mr callan. Some had arrived without even the shoes on feet. He added. He said the UN was urging the government to urgently provide safety shelter, food, water and medical care to the displaced civilians. In addition to information about when they will be allowed to return home. And finally an update on Syria amid reports of intensifying clashes and increased civilian casualties. The UN's newly-appointed humanitarian adviser for the country called for an immediate de-escalation of the ongoing violence on Thursday, nudge, Rushdie took office as the senior humanitarian adviser to the UN special envoy for Syria. Gear Pederson only last month in her first media briefing in Geneva. She said immediate action was required in order to facilitate access for humanitarian aid and offer protection to civilians the conflict in series now in its ninth year and massive humanitarian needs persists. She told journalists while noting that active conflict continues in some areas as does the risk of further escalation in it live with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences, MS Rosty stressed at the UN needs around twenty seven million dollars to. Stain the humanitarian response for the next several months. Matt wells United Nations.
"rushdie" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"Head of Salman Rushdie for defaming Islam the literal head literally literally the head and salmon Rushdie lived in hiding from more than a decade the fights. Why is still in effect as the current tola Khameini recently tweeted, so in the independent, which we all know is a pretty terrible outlet, a staffer, this isn't even a freelancer, Sean Grady wrote a very brief review of the documentary that you were talking about not not not the static versus because he admits he hasn't read the Saint verses because it sounds boring. That's. But he, but he after reading Hanoch versus sounds boring. Imagine a better title for anything pretty nearly as medal as the title. But it doesn't sound boring. So the documentary the documentaries the versus thirty years on and early in the very short review, Sean Grady, says this was an ugly and traumatic affair for all concerned. I think it was ugly Informatica for maybe one person and the people that were around them documentary who were like. Effigy? And then I went home and watch the American idol six years that guy's fine. Selman Rushdie whose returned upside down. Kill was murdered and one was shot and wounded Japan. Norway. Yeah. So I highly recommend Salman Rushdie's memoir of this period and has Joseph Anton, and I highly recommend my review of it. In the Wall Street. To get to the money shot. The kicker in this ridiculous half ass review is quote Rushdie's. Silly childish book should be banned under today's anti hate legislation. It's no better than racist. Graffiti on a bus stop. I wouldn't have it in my house out of respect to Muslim people in contempt Rushdie. And because it sounds quite boring. I'd be quite inclined to burn it. In fact, it's a free country after all where to begin this book that he called silly and childish should be banned. And he hasn't read it. Yes. Yes. He says that obliquely by saying it sounds boring, and he doesn't say it is boring because I've read it sounds boring. But you know, this is very. Frightening to revisit watch the documentary because you know, I'm trying to get. Mr. Rushdie in here to talk to me sometime soon, hopefully within the next couple of weeks where where the diversity it happens. And you know, it's interesting because I have talked to him about this. It's it's an interest of mine, and I've been obsessed with this for a long time. But I didn't it really was jarring to go back and see this archive footage that I hadn't really seen in a long time and one of March and Tehran of people with. I mean, tens of thousands of people all of whom have caricatures of Rushdie with things stabbed and setting them on fire. Hundreds of thousands of them to think what that does to somebody that they have to go into hiding and to deal with it as well as some Russia has though is pretty impressive and people he got a lot of trouble from people that would you think that would be on his own side. And that's when the cracks restarted show, right? Was the Russia. Fair was a big one. He was almost canceled for his he was almost canceled time people like John Macara who. Who do now for him at the time. And there are a number of people that did not denounce them. Recently, too in the sense that he was supporting Hebdo course, and really running that campaign for Penn to honor the people do that a lot of people are trying to quote, unquote, cancel two hundred. People and he lost friends. He lost the number of real friends in that. And he will not talk to them again. And hopefully in Kevin we can talk about that. I don't know if that's something he wants to talk about. But there are people on that that he reached out to privately, and they said, Nope, sorry. We don't we don't agree with. I was in college. When this thing came out, I think it's eighty nine right? And you said, so it's just before I'm leaving the college atmosphere in and it was so striking..
"rushdie" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"It's actually really exciting. It's a monthly podcast. I won't keeps mocking me for having such an infrequent podcast think that's perfect. But I think I'm onto pressure from stuff spiked to make it full, Molly. So we're going to do that soon. But is he goes on to say fortnightly? The reason I don't I don't want us to commit to doing it. Every single week is at some point. I mean, it's quality over quantity. It can get exhausting. It can get monotonous. We actually coined the term almost weekly. It's been kind of been. Yes, we do. Honestly, I heard Nancy Romans. Let me neither podcast. I was going to drive actually I did hear her say that too. And when I heard about. Business. But yeah. The only point and I wanted to build off of what Brennan was saying before when he briefly mentioned the upcoming thirtieth anniversary of the horrific Salman Rushdie fatwa is that at the time even at that time, which was a much less politic politically correct hate the determine, but let's just use. It was much less politically correct time. It was actually difficult for salmon Rushdie to have people among the western literary community and the the intellectual community writ large to stick up for him. It was a big deal when people did. And I would encourage people to look up a Christopher Hitchens column from Vanity Fair before he died in two thousand eleven obviously where he names names of people who did not stick up for Salman Rushdie in the time, and who actually made it a point to say, why were you poking the bear and Hitchens locates this as kind of his transformation or his aha moment in where things went wrong. Wrong in modern, politics and political discourse, we're his own trajectory of his politics went. It's absolutely. I think even back then people want willing to line up behind Salman rushing the way that you would like John Lew. Carey I mean, serious anyways, people another, and it was a tiny point moment for a lot of people. Another huge unemployment for people in your was obviously the Charlie Hebdo massacre. But also the mud with TI van golf in the Netherlands right by an Islamist. And I was recently in the Netherlands and met a lot of people who either being friends oil colleagues of tier van Gulf who have completely come around to a way of thinking, which says, well, the left is abandoned freedom of speech. The the reluctance to challenges Llamas thinking is a serious problem and the challenge of defending freedom of speech, even wear offends. Is the great challenge of all time. So there were quite a few people outlet, hopefully listening to this who recognize that. Freedom of speech is the greatest tool. Human beings have for expressing themselves and for protecting themselves from God in themselves from the accent of the state or the threat of other people. And I think the more people realize that the better and hopefully the thirtieth anniversary of the outrageous fatwa against Salman Rushdie, a useful point at which we can talk about how essential freedom of speech is the this is so weird. It's so weird that when you say that I'm like, yeah, you're right. That's exactly why we can't let anybody tell Facebook. They can. Because it's the cornerstone can't mess with it. My my my philosophical radicalism. Because I'm a politically, I'm pragmatic. I could have a conversation about this candidate. I don't fully agree with. But my philosophical radicalism is is born out of a desire to make the hard rigid argument that is going to be brutally uncompromising because I want you to get the key idea on offer. Which is precisely why I think if you don't like Negus, and you don't want them working for you. You just got you going to fire him. I say. That's your rights are. That's you're right. And I stand on that ground because I think it makes it much easier to argue about rights in sort of a fundamentalist incontrovertible, undeniable, inviolable God-given or Dane thing. If it's not this this thing that's been kind of legislated around tailed. And and there's crochet and yeah. But for that one off exception, it just it's so easy for to slip away from you. It's so easy to go from thinking mccrone God I want. I want him to be president got if only he was the guy. And then, you know, the police are kinda roughing up some protesters and e still handsome, and he's still he's still guy..
"rushdie" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"I took it off afterwards and I said this would change the world and destroy it because it's just so powerful and it's still early days and pretty soon the story worlds that we will enter into through that machine are going to be so much better than the real world that will never want to leave. So it's gonna be the, it's going to be the novel of the future. It's going to be. Yes, I think so. I think so, yeah, it's it's incredibly powerful. Getting back to to Natalie's point that it's if it's if it's things you see, then you don't get to imagine it. Yeah, doing a lot of the work for. Yeah, yeah, Venus and trying to create a virtual reality Oculus rift is just doing it for you. Just just doing it all to be in that world looking for love. Coming up. Author extraordinary Sahlin rusty defends rationalism in a post factual world on star talk. American Museum of natural history repeats your my interview with novelist Solomon Rushdie, and you know, he writes about fantastical worlds, but if you on society is decidedly rationalist. So I asked for his outlook on rationalism, especially in today's political climate, check it out. I think we have a real bad woman. We live in a time of irrationality and time in which as we've been seeing it, there's a kind almost suspicion of people who things. If you if you know something, you'll call it east. And I think it's very worrying to live in this, you know, post factual world. I think I, it's a Stephen Colbert invented the term truthfulness. I think we live in that Tida world in which if if something sounds kind of truth. -i it's it's as true as something that's actually true and one needs to hold onto the sense that there actually are. Facts at that size in fact exists. But the world is not simply a mishmash of conflicting prejudices. So Jonathan, you study the science of stories and how how do we should we distinguish fact from fiction? Well, it's it's hard for us, especially if non facts are embedded well in stories, because as I said before, we are very, very good at suspending disbelief. We're very, very open minded. Another way of saying that goes right when the story is good. So this is a real problem for us. This is why I was saying that homo sapiens is kind of not not a greatest name for our species because we're not really that wise not really that rational..
"rushdie" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Pretty good definition for our species. Why. Man, but if you pay attention to politics, we don't seem all that wise and rational most of the time, homo victims, fiction, man story, man, I think that's about equally accurate. Man is a storytelling animal. And what role would you say spirituality has in this? Because so many stories, the ones that stay with us the longest in in in particular wants to become the foundations of religious texts? Yeah, since are made out of stories of from either made out of fiction stories. Yes. Okay. But would you are you say, even like, so you think Hermes isn't real? I don't think he's real. I don't think so. Now I've heard everything. So I asked saw Rushdie about this and how does the justify and draw his deep sense of sort of the supernatural and even spirituality in storytelling. Check it out. Since your books are so successful and so celebrated. It must mean just by empirically must mean you're reaching people at a deeper level than just let me find the next novel to I hope so. But if you are, that means this, this referencing to spirituality is deep fundamental part of what it is to be human. Well, it's a part of it. It's a part of it that I thought was was fading. It seems to have made quite a comeback. Which is the return of religion to get a central role in public affairs. And you know, I think greatly to our disadvantage fine, but you right to the spiritual soul. We have to engage admitting there. It's people could not admitted if you're going to write about the world as it is. You can't only write about people who think like you, right. Otherwise, it's going to be very narrow, fictional world. You know what I do think is that we have a sense of ourselves which is more than just skin and flesh skin boat. And I don't think you have to be religious also productively inclined to think that. And I think that imaginative creative side of us side of us which is not contained in office a county, you know is something which literature is always explored. Jonathan, is that the best literature or the most compelling that's out there? The ones that touch our spiritual soul. I don't know. I don't know, value judgment, you know, and so different strokes for different folks. Empirically, if like the bible is the best selling work of all time, then this is not a debatable point, but it's also had a lot of time to sell. Compared to how thriller did you'd be like, oh, give thriller a little more time. Well, to me, you know, religion is probably the ultimate expression of stories dominion over the human mind. So whether you believe that Hermes is real or not. So let's say you, you believe in the Greek religion, you still think everybody else's lever made out. Stories. So based upon what these stories say, we regulate all the aspects of our lives if we truly believe enough, right? But there's a difference then between taking such story, literally Hermes, literal God or anything that you have in a religious as literal and otherwise, thinking of it as a story that has a lesson. Yeah, and you have these characters that help the storyteller communicate a lesson and then walk away with maybe if you wanna find love, turn yourself into goose. You do what you think is right. So I mean, I guess I'm asking you swan. At what point do you say this is the reality of how you can feel because tap something deeply spiritual that is fundamentally DNA. And what point are you saying? This is another tool to tell a cool story that we're the point is not the truth of the story, but the message and the morality of of the of the car. Quences Shirley characters. We're do the Smurfs start in morality and well, yeah, so I can read Homer Iliad in the odyssey. I don't believe in any of the things that Homer believed in believe in those guys and rosy fingered dawn real..
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"rushdie" Discussed on Listen Money Matters
"It's now a runway yeah and you're almost considering yourself as like a startup that currently has no cash flow and you're trying to get things off the ground that's a good way to view actually you're the startup of finding a job for that is that's the app that you're building yeah so i guess the next thing you have on here which i think is really important is is to take personal responsibility for it especially if you were let go because your company went bankrupt or some stupid political dispute or the boss hired his cousin because he needed a job in super nepotistic stuff like it's really easy to get into this bitter mindset where you're blaming everyone self yeah and that may be true in a maybe totally justified but blaming other people is not only going to do nothing for finding you new job it's going to make you look bad you use a matter how justified identity yeah you growth opportunity but no matter how justified the reasons are blaming other people it doesn't reflect well on you when you express that if you're like interview like why are we let go from your previous job because my boss is an asshole he hired his cousin like that doesn't make any you know look good so try to try spin it into this is a new opportunity for you yeah instead of focusing on the negative thing to did i mean i think you should take it as a learning experience because say say it really was the company and a rear boss really wasn't astle and all those things that you would say well you should still reflect and take notes because maybe your next job you should try to not work for an asshole or work rushdie company but much more likely you or the lack of you that you applied has some.
"rushdie" Discussed on No Agenda
"The whole premise of rushdie gays says steel dossier as jane mayer wrote this week in the new yorker the whole premises that donald trump has been cultivated by vladimir putin himself and yet there was a back channel meeting in the seychelles by a former navy seal rather of the education secretary this is preposterous exactly yeah well it's pretty obviously preposterous if you take a look at it objectively instead of getting old emotional yes yeah mockingbird yeah it's is still going on i think the it's easy to spot somebody said were neared somebody in an was twitter or someplace i was reading an article about some guy as saying you know be great would go what week wikki leaks needs to do is get a whole of the list australia's argue as you need to say russian wikileaks hit right otherwise is not correct wikki leaks needs to get a hold of all the journalist who are on the cia or in essay or at home you i listen i it does this on the way role and publish it and he would that'd be great if they could but i don't think i think that in particular is very difficult to do but you can reverse engineer who they are well but my that's what what they're saying is a little different when the of all the reportings cnn doses mainly uh but at all of them do at fox msnbc they all talk about well sources say a source said the multiple sources said but you know who are the sources they don't even know that they're being duped they just hear someone bad this is a deep source has got to be right i'm sure were dube like that from time to time as well on this very pro ring have been tricked a couple of ours of course.
"rushdie" Discussed on Overdue
"The the flip side of the coin of this being like a universal story is that it's a universal story um and and what that might feel like for you as the person living with it and and grappling with whether or not its unique iron and then i'll and then also like there are lots of maybe it's it's it's in our part in in america certainly there there's a precedent for like grappling with existing stories of faith in certain leave and recently people are upset about them like i have you using the film adaptation of last temptation of christ because i have no i have not seen any than willem dafoe plays jesus on now it was a blow yet how his book i think in 1960 and people were upset about it was banned and people don't like it and they're behind upset about it right now plenty of instances were know western cultures are are similarly upset or or traditionally christian cultures are are similar said about how their religions are portrayed by this dislike at when this happened uh the particular people in power at the time were very upset and yeah i don't know i i don't i don't know if i by all of rushdie's like i didn't set out to critique it because it does certainly feel like he's critiquing just how revelation informs religion but i and i get i have a healthy respect for how he's doing it ciller and that's i'd not having actually read the thing like all i can do is read about like what happened after and on the one hand to sade something like oh i wish i had written a more critical book.
"rushdie" Discussed on Overdue
"Um so that that's a big that's a big recurring story that happens there's another major story that happened a couple of times that's a woman i asia or i asia who is an shares and aim with one of the uh one of muhamad's wives who leads this pilgrimage to mecca from a small town and it's kind of perched portrayed as this fools gambit she has lain with the arch the archangel gabriel in a in a presumed sexual manner and she's had a vision that she needs to take all these people to mecca which involves crossing the arabian sea on foot which of is not possible and she promises that if they are true believers god will open the ocean for them kind of moses style and the leader of this town his wife has wrapped up in this and he's very concerned that she's going to die because you know he had some impure thoughts and now she has a terminally ill s and he's like how you're gonna go on this pilgrimage with this terminal illness this like prophet re girl is gonna kill my wife in all these people um and it doesn't go great like people walk into the ocean and they all claim you know if you beat they as it's happening they claim that they sought happening but then like body start washing up on the shore afterwards so a portrayal of a false prophet that shares a name with care you know it a person from scripture like that's an not great and then the last one and this was actually a passage that rushdie would like read it at some readings around the book is like seven or eight pages about an exiled imam who calls upon kgab real the character in the book as this angel to take him to jerusalem and like do battle with a woman who has like displaced him as the leader of that part of the world and it ends with this imam having quote grown monstrous lying in the palace forecourt with his mouth.
"rushdie" Discussed on Overdue
"Notable for being a runnerup for the booker prize in and winning one or two other prizes uh it was within like weeks of its publication it was banned in several countries like you couldn't imported into india still you still cannot imported into india like real estate your awad out out having it is not illegal and you can just download it now but it is still illegal to import satanic verses there were there were copies burned in the united kingdom select eight or nine other countries also issued bans on it there were bomb threats to us bookstores there were bombings of bookstores in england uh and there was a riot in pakistan in nineteen nine and shortly after that the ayatollah khamenei issued a fatwa on salman rushdie which called for his murder yet and head of this is like a big deal this is a huge deal i am so this this particular faatoia like it was it leg broke diplomatic relations between iran and the uk yep like met the so this book came out in eighty eight i believe relations diplomatic relations were suspended in march of eighty nine and are only reopened in 1998 after the government of iran said it would publicly said it would neither like assists nor lacked deter people from trying to assassinate salman rushdie aso cabelascom died only it's not funny it's only funny in so far as this just completely it wild thighhigh happens yeah so khamanei uh died several months i think after issuing the fatwa and you can't just still it's still out though you hear dig it bass uri only he can take it back and he's dead so it's still there um and it also extended to anyone who helped uh pub.
"rushdie" Discussed on Overdue
"And a either interesting fact towards before we get to like the big thing there was one thing that he said that just i was gobsmacked by the confidence on display i'll say he enjoys writing but he has said that he would have become an actor if his writing career had not been successful and to say like if i hadn't become a writer i would just have gone and become an actor and been good at that it has a pretty good pretty good result too well y y you're when he is doing that that like what in his background let me we don't really know about from not like reading like a biography on him uh if you didn't school or whatever but like both of the main characters in satanic verses are actors of one in bollywood films and one hundred voice acting so yeah yet something he's interested in and he has he has used his writer lead fame to become like somebody who does cameos in in thing zinni appear on curb your enthusiasm yeah i was his a he was in bridget jones's diary briefly the movie based on the book that we radic a few months ago and then yeah he was on this most recent season of curb your enthusiasm because larry david has a fatwa issued against him though i as he just consults with salman rushdie about how to deal with that whole situation which segues into our next thing i thank yes so this book uh not only being.
"rushdie" Discussed on Waking Up with Sam Harris
"This is exactly right and i don't i mean i maybe i do not how do we solve this problem where i'm thinking something that i've often set of the of the salman rushdie affair the reason why he had to go into hiding for ten years obvious as a different circumstance but the whole problem was that there weren't ten thousand salman rushdie it's the next day and they're in there should have been how do we get that collective response tuned up the answer is not an easy one but people need to level up with respect to game theory and so the colleagues who were opposed to these false and dangerous equity proposals were responding to their narrow shortterm interests in other words they were correctly perceiving that they would be stigmatized and demonized and maybe driven out if they stood up what they were not realizing was that that will come for them in the end any way and so it really isn't a question of whether our not to expose yourself to that danger it's whether or not to group together and face that danger and maybe survive it or to expose yourself to being picked off one by one over time and so there's a a problem that i call the activists dilemma which is really our version of a tragedy of the commons or a free rider problem in which the everybody wants a problem solved but the best deal is to stand on the sidelines and let somebody else take the the risk or the cost of solving it and to get the benefit of that solution any way and in the end that that's the undoing of the coalition's that you're imagining should form wrote to prevent these things seems like we could solve this with an app right apple just get everyone to go at the same moment.
"rushdie" Discussed on Straight Talk with Ross Mathews
"Rushdie larvae artery i figured on a gate i bring this up by briefing i bring this up because i met somebody who had a procedure done that i never even thought of and i thought that is something i will never do but i'm impressed with his it we were out at we've heard of it i'm gonna ask you okay i'm it somebody k and they were somebody who had had a lot of work other places done like facial going on them they got a hand job they got their hands the top of their hand filled with fillers alzheimer's which was firing on their hands for further what they do yo they just totally vein like an animal model or so they had fillers pumped up all in their hand and i go they go look at just got this and i go you could hinge on okay this is good hinge i came and you can't tell us who it was what purpose 'cause you really don't see your hands that moderately it on blogger them you know and i had to really 'cause i would i want to say it's like that's the dumbest thing ana loves young with thinking about because i think or long sleeved shirt eyes they do debate with this because i do preach about loving yourself but i think it's i think you know if you're knows his bogey since you were a child and you want to get a fix maybe that is a version of loving your saving of doing that for yourself too because it bugs you so i really am i rationalize that way now i have a harder time with the hand the handra because the hand job because it's just gratuitous it is a little a little too much but then it but but what if the his hands or heater.
"rushdie" Discussed on The Economist Radio
"Along the way it explores several people grappling to define identity gender nation and class welken salman rushdie thank you good to be here well one of the few of this works at the museum of identity a mosley satirical invention as the pace you said you were happy to come up with it and that leads us into a discussion of identity this mountain obsession with identity revolts me says de is he reflecting you'll fees there i mean not exactly but but i certainly think some aspects of it do because it's become a way of narrowing people's perception in some places you'd her and i think one of the interesting things about it is this is his very pulled montoya word that means different things in different places i mean in american are and therefore in the pages of this book if you talk about identity your mainly talking about gender or race but now you also the cause of trump such your business little argument about the nature of american identity would what is it to be an american now in india where the golden family comes from if if you talk about identity people really mean by that religious identity that feeds andrew cut of hindumuslim issues i mean here i suppose as the brexit business has shown us the identities about some kind of idea of englishness which is to be apparently yearn for and we could have if we just get rid of all these inconvenient foreigners we might come back to that in a dig into that surveil a bit late says any you've been talking it added let it stay on just on identity because it skype corps f the novel at the moment you point at it that identity is something with everest too much of an obsession with it can take over any other considerations yet people feel very motivated by it now seems to have perhaps been this was it for the it was one of the one of the things that drove the boca because after all this is a book about a family.
"rushdie" Discussed on The Economist Radio
"Hello an an mcavoy head of economist radio and you're listening to the economist asks this week my guest is salmon rushdie and we're asking identity politics in you have session i do think it's become like a catchall phrase identity an identity politics is almost always in some way reactionary in american lau identity politics is what seems to drive the white supremacist right rushdie is a major figure on the literary scene on both sides of the atlantic his novels include midnight's children which won the booker prize in 1980 one and went on to me they did the best of the book his at of 25 years of witness he sprung to prominence in a weight fondly on publishing when his novel the satanic verses was fast published in 1988 for they can protests from muslims around the world and the fatwa from the iranian supreme leader calling face assassination it forced him to leave and a peace protection since then he's written several other novels including fury the moor's last sigh and to children's books to he was knighted for services to literature in teeth hasn't in seven salman rushdie was born in what was then called bombay lived in the uk and now is resident in new york his most recent book is the golden has about an indian family which flees to new york and with the inauguration of barrack obama closing with the election of donald trump labelled the czech in the book.
"rushdie" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"And from that moment on i was mysteriously handcuffed to history my destiny chained to that of my country the bbc's rasi akbel spoke to salman rushdie who is himself his old is independent india she began by asking him about the impact of the violence of petition which is within living memory the long historical bitterness between india embark son has its origins in the partition massacres as well as force in the struggle over kashmir certainly i think the echoes of but that terrible event are still fell to them i think maybe even more so at present when there is a a a government in india which is in a which is setting out to create a hindu nation as opposed to you know of many cited multiple secular nation unsew in a way the two countries feel divided in separate on the echo partition is is even louder i think than it used to be an end the echoed that you talk about if we go back seventy years and look cut the speech the incredibly resonant powerful speech that i never made when he talked about the traced with destiny i wonder if you think then that india has missed its appointment with history earner because it or the think of our independence is that it was if was a very double event on the one hand it was as you say the occasion for a a dreadful amount of death and bloodletting of both hindus and muslims.
"rushdie" Discussed on Classic Races
"There are so but kelly and rushed sure are on the far reaches of rushdie's transporter as you could clearly tell the wireless signal was not coming through clearly will hopefully be able to get back to them in a moment to gary montgomery yes i'm with mark martin finished fourth in this race marked congratulations on a great run out of very very hot day thanks so we got in iraq before we completed the first lap and not the tow in out in the car steel ran worked whale it was going to really be good today but it's still worth whelan ran a smart race we pick them off there at the in and got a fourthplace i'm tickled the death of that we ran further back than that all day that's highest we probably ever ran all day so i'm good pitstops valvoline team was great today renison mart race in we took what we could get really were dealt a little bit of a bad car day on the first lap and had to make the best have a great great recovery thank you mark martin fourthplace finisher here today and we've got up now with rusty wallace out the rest of your telling us you had you had a good run yeah car and find it in hanoi wanted to an all year long i paid great horse power and today i was just a little off for some reason i don't know what it was but at least they're in nice and cool and durable but to hate the big thing is you know i had a bad run at daytona lost a lot of points ernie had a worse run today some right back into points on we're looking good killer has come to force you told us learned a little bit about the handling of the car thirdplace finish nothing to sneeze but you learned a little something about the handling and set up here yeah i missed the boat a little bit i brought my last year set up here just last year and it just didn't work is good this year so uh but heck i tell you what i'll take it with after all was going on the run for the miller genuine ford rusting walls comes on clerk.
"rushdie" Discussed on The Renegade Republican with Dan Bongino
"And you can disagree with the tactics but nobody's disavowing the content of those tactics on camera saying that they're basically setting up trump for a witchhunt that there's nothing guarantees trump rushdie trump calls them out and now according to cnn's on talent after they got called out for lying jokes trump is now responsible for violence against cnn pat tallon in future even on trump's are calling for violence against cnn again you you you wonder why i every day i wake up i heard something oncein a free if someone knows where this quote comes from please email me daniel at bunjiro that combat appreciate i read once he said there are two kinds of people that see the world differently the super political and the super rich you know they see the world differently than as i'm the super political gog everything's political to me and you wonder why i wake up in the morning a lot of times a happy warrior but a warrior nonetheless because i see stuff like this and i'm just i folks i'll be answer just frustrated because there's nothing you can do to plus two to any rational person equals for except if you're a liberal of liberal media we and we try to take the moral high ground because it's the right thing to do by saying things like sander bernie sanders is not responsible it's irresponsible for me as a i think a decent person a sinner nonetheless but a decent person be responsible irresponsible for you to joe to say no bernie sanders did that he should be responsible because it's not true no you wouldn't say job you i know you wait because it's not true.