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A highlight from Jason Klietz - Accountability Nation
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Welcome back to a brand new episode of Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. We have myself, Jack Howard, Mr Ryan Smith and another incredible guest in Jason from Account Deadly Nation. Jason is a motivational speaker and he has used his journey of obesity to help and inspire others, which has been absolutely amazing in what he's doing. So, like always, we're going to jump in and see how Ryan is on being a new dad, first of all, and then we'll get to hear from the amazing Jason. Ryan, how you doing, mate? What's going on, mate? I'm good. I'm good. I've had only all day today, so I've been swimming, but this time I didn't get in the pool for, you know, if it's the first time on a Sunday, I've not got in the pool with him. Well, I've got in with him, so yeah, the poolside view and it was a little bit different, but you know what? It's going good. It's going good. So I won't say it's easy to adjust to, you know, but it's it's been an incredible journey. I mean, we're coming up to about four months now, so. Yeah, it's gone like wow. So, yeah, no, I'm good, man. I'm excited for tonight. I've been following this guy on Twitter a bit and I must say, you know, with what he posts and what he shares, this is going to be an inspirational story. So, yeah, the kind of the floor is yours, so to speak, Jason. So, Jason, who are you? Well, I'm Jason and I run Accountability Nation. It's mostly based on my fitness journey as well as the things, the life lessons I'm learning along the way in my fitness journey. And it's my journey towards self -accountability. And the goal is to share my story and hope to inspire others to make changes in their life to gain self -accountability. That's that's my main mission is to help others. With your journey, where did it all start for you? Where did your journey originate from? So it originated in 2011, January of that year, I had a blood clot block my brain stem and I effectively collapsed and died on the kitchen floor. I was 538 pounds at that time and I was in a bad place mentally, was in a bad place physically. And that day, losing my life for a temporary few minutes really, really woke me up to the possibilities of making changes. I would say it really it was an up and down journey for a number of years, up until the end of 2018, when I really started to get serious about my health. And the long comes 2020 and the world shuts down the pandemic, the whole thing, and it was mentally crushing to me. And it took me about two years to really decide that, you know, all the progress that I had made from the 538 pounds down to 376, I was starting to lose that. And in April of 2022, I'm like, that's enough. And I went back to the gym, I was 424 pounds at that time. I'm currently weighing in at 350. So what ultimately happened is that day I posted my day one going back to the gym photo on Twitter, and it went viral. And in a matter of 10 days, I went from a couple hundred followers to around 11 ,000 followers.
A highlight from Shadows of a Silhouette - Fortune Favours The Fortunate
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritize mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. Today, we have got a brilliant rock and roll quarter in the house that go by the name of Shadows of a Silhouette. And the sound is a fusion of alternative, rebellious and personal vibes. Coming from the heart of England, this band has released over 25 original tracks on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. We're joined by Nathan Tyler, who, along with friend Greece, have been creating music for four years, turning out more than 50 songs on SoundCloud and major platforms. Drawing inspiration from legends like Arctic Monkeys, Bowie and Nirvana, the music has even graced BBC introduces for the East Midlands. And they've rocked the Metrodome in Nottingham. They've also played the Quarry Stage during the Wyandotte Festival in front of 2000 fans, an experience that fueled their passion for music. This year, they have hit the main stage at Wyandotte Festival, producing an unforgettable show. So guys, girls, stay tuned as we dive into the guys world and discover what drives this band's unstoppable journey. But as always, let's check in with resident host Mr Ryan Smith. How are you doing, mate? What an introduction that was, eh? I'll tell you what the hell's going on. This is like the big time now, isn't it? This is just like, I'm going to say so rock and roll, but that's like, I think that's more like 60s rather than the 90s, I don't know. Anyway, I just know I'm older than most of this band put together. So, yeah, no, absolutely brilliant to get these guys on. I'm feeling good. Started watching the ice hockey today, you know, a little bit late jumping on with you just because of the ice hockey. But do you know what? I'm in a good place. So, yeah, guys, welcome to the show. How are you all doing? Well, thank you. Thank you for having us on. You say you're a lot older than us all put together, but we all know, mate, you're still 21 in that. Hard to show if it was, but we break through and still look like a one year old messing about. Bless you, bless you, bless you. Panthers or Steelers? Don't mention that second one. No, if you mention that second one, you mention that second one and we'll just stop this right now. All right. No, no, no. I didn't realise. That's all right then. That's all right then. Yeah, yeah, Panthers, Panthers through and through. No, but guys, honestly, welcome to the show. We've been throwing a couple of conversations back and forth for a bit now and it's finally here. So, you know what? Guys, introduce yourselves. Well, we're Shadows of a Silhouette and, of course, we're a four piece band from Derby. We just, Derbyshire, we try and focus on sounds that are a bit more like authentic, like through and through. Even all of us playing our own instruments on songs like you wouldn't think that to be something that you'd be lacking in the music industry. But actually, nowadays it's more dominated by electronic simulated sounds. I'm Nathan Brown, the lead singer. I've got Rhys Carter, lead guitarist. And Ferg's in Corfu at the minute, but we've also got Tyler Anderson, our drummer. Fantastic. So, yeah, guys, I managed to listen to your latest track that's going to be released, I think, later this month. You know, well, later in September. We're recording this at the beginning of September. But, you know, you're going to be releasing that one. I'll tell you what, I was listening to my car on the way back from Mansfield earlier and it's catchy and I get it. You know, it's I think it speaks. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to that being released. It's my personal favourite song that we've written for a long time. Yeah, it's fun to play in all life. Yeah, it's quite political. It's a banger. But, you know, it's really like a partial political. It doesn't really speak to supplement anybody else, any political party or belief system. It's more for the common man, isn't it? Yeah, it's just more for the common good side of politics. The politics doesn't actually get spoken about in politics. No, no. And, you know, I actually thought, you know, it actually reminded me of sort of Age of the Shadow puppets. Like Shadow puppets? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So, yeah, it's that sort of... You're sorry? It's funnily enough the first band I ever saw live, actually. Yeah, that's why it's had that sort of beat to it, that sort of rhythm to it. And it just, yeah, you know, it was good, it was good. Well, I'll take that. Anyway, no, absolutely. What was the whole process behind writing that song? So, what was your thinking behind it and kind of how long has it taken you to... Well, I had a riff kicking about from the start of lockdown, really. Obviously, we couldn't practice, so... We were writing other songs. Got me loop pedal, yeah, and got the riff down. But we didn't really touch it until about, when was it? Like January? It started kicking it about, didn't we? We got some drums on it, and then Nathan wrote, as he does with most of our tracks, wrote all the lyrics for it. And, yeah, it's... It came quite quick, though, didn't it? It was just one of them, like, kick your fingers movement when you and us rehearsing. And then it just, we just all looked at each other and just thought, this is awesome, this. And then Nathan's writing side to it. It just... Put the structure together. Put the structure together, and then, like I say, it was just about... The words just came straight out. It's this one. Yeah, it's what we opened up the main stage with one or two as well. Yeah, it's brilliant. It's quite... Yeah, like, straight in your face, isn't it? Tempo, it's got tempo, it's got attitude. It's like hitting a knockout punch in the first round. It is a cracker, it is truly a cracker. It is really a cracker. Yeah, the lyrics, the lyrics. And it was, as you say, it... It's just the whole idea of that track. Straight in your face. Yeah, that's what we wanted. It's a song to get people's attention, really. And then it's... You know, who are these? And then it's... We've got you in the palm of his hand then. Crick up your ears. Also, it's an expression of that... Those little thoughts we all have about, you know, on a daily basis, when we're considering what's going on in the world around us. It's just a... No. With our ability to create media, to add into the great ocean of it, we think certain songs come out in principle, or because of principle, that something to have been spoken like that, or in a way, just for some... It can be heard from somewhere by someone. It's just about the rich going rich and the poor going poor early on, isn't it? Well, it's about the trap. We're all trapped. It seems like we're... The fucking mouse trap's already come down over us, and we're all stuck, you know. But life keeps going by for everyone as an individual. But there's a stranglehold on a lot of us, personally, as people trying to get through this world, but it's so slow for some people who don't have to suffer it. So, looking at kind of that... You know, looking at the song, are you speaking from your own sort of backgrounds and stuff as well, your own experiences? I think it's kind of impossible not to, of course. Like, when you are writing Straight From the Heart, not all of our songs are, right? Because sometimes it's nice to write a song about an idea that doesn't paint a memory. It's just... But then again, on the other hand of that, a lot of our tunes are personal anyway. Especially over the last couple of years, with what's gone off with Reece and Nathan and stuff like that. So, it's a way that I sort of... I'm sure Nathan's probably the same as to get these thoughts that are in your head. I have to get them out on paper and write them down about lyrics or poetry and then channel that into some of that music, which then becomes something tangible. The thoughts that you've got in your head, for me, it's the perfect way to sort of... Say what you want over it. Yeah, get it out and... To make room. Then it becomes relatable, because although it's personal to you, other people can then relate to that and hear what you're saying. Like, yeah, I know what you're on about here. Well, certainly we want to know what it feels like when they can hear the fact that we're getting something off our chest in these songs. Yeah, yeah. Because it's not whitewashed at all, really. We all work full -time, full -time jobs. We didn't go to uni or study music or anything. We came together because we all... Look like rockin' art. Look like rockin' art. We think it's one of the best things in the world. It's a freedom from life. That's good the thing about music, where it doesn't matter what race you are, doesn't matter what religion you are, everybody can come together and just be in the same field or at a venue and enjoy the same thing. Everything goes out the window. It's a universal language. And there's a lot of culture where we come from, a lot of working culture of people working really hard, raising families, but not really making enough time for themselves. We come from an area in the East Midlands where lot a of insufferable mental health is right there on the surface, but people don't even talk about it. They all know what's going on with each other. I know Jack's got a question for you, but obviously we've just jumped on beforehand and where I live, it's actually, what, five, ten minutes from... Not even ten minutes, is it, from where a couple of you guys live? So I get what you're saying. You're looking at the smaller sort of outlying villages that are ex -coal mining places. It's a similar sort of state in Wales. It's a similar sort of state in Lancashire, Yorkshire and things like this. And it's these forgotten roots. And listening to that track that you've shared with us, you can really hear what you guys are trying to achieve. So it's more of an observation rather than a question. But I know Jack's got a question for you. Before we come, because obviously we're going to look at your personal journeys and kind of delve into there and prod around a little bit, but while we're on the subject of why not, I want to ask you guys, how was that experience going main stage? It didn't even seem like that much of... There was a feeling of being out of place, but also at the same time being exactly where we're going. Yeah, it wasn't imposter syndrome, but you feel like... The best thing is if you feel like you've earned it, but then you also feel that if you're not getting nervous for a gig like that, I think you've got to get nervous to some degree, because at the end of the day, you're entertaining people and everyone's around on you to put a good show out. And then we just hope we deliver. And that's like, it doesn't matter how much of a buzz we've got to have to play. And the first thing I said to people closest to me was, did you like enjoy it? It's not about us, it's about the fans. Yeah. But the experience is just... What was that feedback like? Oh, brilliant, yeah. Absolutely awesome.
A highlight from Bailey Greetham-Clark: BeGreatFitness & Pandemic Resilience
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. I'm your host Jack Coward, and alongside me, as always, Mr Ryan Smith. Today, we have an extraordinary guest who truly embodies the spirit of resilience and empowerment. Joining us is Bailey, a true beacon of inspiration and change. Bailey took on an incredible challenge at the age of just 17, right in the midst of a global pandemic. Fuelled by a remarkable vision, he founded Be Great Fitness, an initiative aimed at bridging the gap between fitness and vulnerability. During humbling his experiences, he has had fights of his own demons that we will be jumping into tonight, so stay tuned. But as always, Mr Ryan Smith, how are you tonight, mate? Do you know what? I'm not actually too bad, apart from a little technical error. My internet is, well, I think it's more brick that I've got as a laptop. We're all good, honestly. No, this chap tonight, I tell you what, he's got a couple of impressive sort of things that's been going on in the past. We've touched a bit briefly on it just before we come on, but for me, I've just got to commend the man for it. One is money, and two is tash. I just love him. I just love him. And that's probably because I can't actually grow a tash or a beard or anything. He's more jealous, that's why I rip everyone. You slate me for my ginger beard, mate, all the time, and now we've got a chap on who is, and you know what, I've, I've known this guy for a while now, and I would never say it to his face after this podcast, I will never say it again. But he is genuinely one of the nicest blokes I've met. And you know me as a person, Ryan, you know what he does actually see me. Yeah, he does. You know me that the fact that I don't, I don't, I'm not one that's very open. I'm not one that chats all the time. I'm not one that if you see me in public, I'm kind of like approachable. But Bailey's got this aura about him. That is so genuine, so authentic. He has the real passion in just the way he says hello to you is honestly a real top guy. And again, I'm not gonna say this outside of the podcast or during the coffee, so no one will ever know. But Bailey, welcome to the show, mate. How are you buddy? Thank you so much. I'm really good. It's, do you know what, that's probably one of the best introductions I've had for an interview or a show. That was that was kind I'm gonna I need to get that recorded and keep it because I feel like I'll never hear that again. I like that. Thank you. Which bit which bit is it? But the ribbon? I just feel like I can pull them all in the tash off and I'm a nice guy called the jack which is great. So no, I'll take I'll print the intro off man. I'll sign it for you and I'll send it to the post. There you go, mate. Frame it.
A highlight from Steve Warwick - Healthy Done Sexy - My Battle With Bulimia
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. You join your hosts Jack Coward and Ryan Smith. And today we are honoured to have Steve Warwick with us. Steve's life has been a series of battles diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at 15, struggling with anorexia, turning into bulimia and facing addiction and self -harm. This is an episode you do not want to miss. As always, let's jump to Mr Ryan Smith. How are you on this hot evening, I shall say, because it is rather warm this side. How are you, mate? Do you know what, in my box under the stairs, I'm not actually that hot. I'm quite, quite cosy. So no, this is good, man. And I'm particularly looking forward to this episode because this man and his food that he puts out on Instagram is unreal. I mean, I've had some decent quality food like the French Alps and stuff like that with some brilliant chefs, but this man's food is another level. So, yeah, I'm not just about the food, but I'm quite looking forward to this episode. So, Steve, welcome to the show, buddy. What an introduction that was, bloody hell. Should we just stop it there? Guys, thanks for listening to Let's Be Frank. If that's what you want to do, buddy. Wow. Yeah. Hi. How are you doing? We are well, mate. How are you? We're good, man. We're good. So, yeah. Yeah. Where do we start? Let's go back to the beginning, I think, Jack. What do you reckon? So as early as you want to go, Steve, let's head there. So, well, if we start at that 15 -year -old mark when I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, I didn't know what to do with that. It was like, here's your ticket. Here's your label. And off you go. Good luck with your GCSEs. So it was, I didn't know what it was. I had to kind of research what it was. And then you start reading these lists of symptoms or characteristics and whatnot. You're like, oh, yeah. That explains a few things. But it was, I think they gave me 20 milligrams of cetadopram. And that was that, which I took for maybe six months. And then just, just dumped in the bin. So, yeah, I mean, I suppose I was. Yeah. The magic, the magic drug. Yeah. Quite love that, mate. Do you know what, though? So that's something that's quite, quite still poignant today. I mean, I was on, I was on, started out on sertraline a few years ago and I had to open my dosage, but there's no, there was no sort of, well, this is what it's for. This is why we think you need it. It's just take this and that's it. So, you know, so it's quite scary to think that with sort of a mental illness, they're doing, they're quite, you know, I can't see it changing too much, but they've done that with you. That's quite scary. So I do apologize about it. It was just, just something popped into my head. I think it's quite scary. So, so with that, then you dropped it off like sort of six months later. What was the reasoning for dropping it? There was no improvement. There was no, I suppose where I was quite a high functioning, I suppose. I didn't notice a massive improvement and my mood wasn't, sorry, my mood wasn't always down or always flat. It kind of come and went and, and you're also a teenager. So you're told that these things are normal as well. So taking these tablets to me, again, I was a teenager in denial, rebelling against the world. So I'm not going to take these tablets anymore as I need them. But I don't think, I don't think that would have, if I had continued taking them, I don't think that the next 10 years would have appeared out any differently. What, what led up to the diagnosis? What was, what was the years before that, that kind of led up to that moment of them going, listen, you know, you've got personality, borderline personality disorder. Well, there was, there was a lot of big events that went on in my childhood and there was a few things there that a kid shouldn't have seen or gone through. And, and, and, you know, if that's not dealt with, then it's going to, it's going to come out at some point. So that, that I would say it was probably what kind of put my mind into that space. But obviously then you kind of, you get diagnosed with, with borderline personality disorder and it's, the way I see it is like, we're kind of, we're all kind of standing on a ledge and if you fall off that ledge, you can fall into, into mental illness. With borderline personality disorder, your ledge is smaller. So you've got more chance of tipping over into something else, whether it's severe depression or, or eating disorders as I went down or into a personality. I was going to say like, you've kind of, I was going to ask like, once you had that diagnosis, how did you kind of find the balance in that? But as you said, the platform for that is rather small and you, you, you did take yourself into the bulimia side. Was that the tipping point for you then finding out, was that when, did it get worse at that point when they said to you, right, here's your diagnosis or did it give you some like clarity? But how did that affect your mindset at that time? It me, made in a way, it was almost nice. Although I didn't know what it was and I didn't understand it, it was something, someone, someone had called it something so I could say, this is why I feel this way or these are why I act, this is why I act like certain ways because I've got this thing. So it was, it was nice to have some kind of parcel.
A highlight from Rob Parkes - Married To The Black Widow Part 2/2
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. Myself, Jack Howard, Mr Ryan Smith, and you join us with Rob Parks for the second half of our two part special. So without further ado, let's jump in where we finished off. Guys, enjoy. I know there's going to be listeners out there that will be going through that or have been through that, and I think it's a great topic to discuss with yourself who's had that experience. So the family court story for you then, what was it and how was it for you? Awful. I mean, it was really bad from pretty much start to finish. But I have to be careful because, unfortunately, the way in which the family court system works here is that you can't talk about any specific details about what happened within the family court. I can only publicly here share what happened before and the results of what happened afterwards. And, you know, if I was to go through what happened within that, you know, then there would be ramifications, which were problematic. But experience my was crazy. It was really bad, really, really terrible because, you know, over the course of, you know, multiple years, four, five years, you know, as many different cases, court cases ranging from, you know, simple contact orders all the way through to almost, well, you know, Victoria tried to take the kids off to Germany and tried to leave the country. And, you know, that extremely, extreme shift from what I thought the courts were supposed to do versus what they actually did was a real eye opener. I was not expecting. I think I, like a lot of guys, men actually, and women here, you know, who think that, you know, they go through, they have separations, which are not great, and they can't make the decisions. And you've got two people who you can't agree with, you know, with the children involved. And I think if I can just get to court, the court will be fair. It'll decide, it'll be, everything will be fine, and then we'll all be able to move on. The reality of that for me, and I think the reality of that for quite a considerable number of separated fathers particularly, is that that is not the case. The can default be as little as what happened to me, which is every two weeks you get the best part of less than 24 hours with your child. And for someone who is an engaged father who is trying to do, trying to be a father, I mean, let's be absolute, let's be frank about it. You're just trying to be a father, you're just trying to be a dad, you know, and you're doing the absolutely best thing that you possibly can do. But you can only do it in such a small window. And in order to be better, in order to be a better person, be a better dad, be a better man, you have to then fight even harder. And that can't be right. That can't be the way in which we think that a good parent would have to do. And me as a parent, me as someone who was trying to navigate through that system, who was staring down the barrel of thousands of pounds, of hundreds of thousands of man -hours trying to navigate a system which is designed to be incomprehensible. You're not supposed to understand how it works. Against someone who we can now acknowledge actively manipulates the system, actively gains and tries to genuinely confuse the very institutions that are supposed to protect the independence and look out for the kids. I mean, it was a disaster from start to finish. We don't like talking about other people's truths and how they work and stuff, but from what you're saying and the way it was portrayed on TV, that was very, very clear. When she was arrested, they wanted to interview and she was like, well, I've got this pain, I need to go and get checked at the hospital to try and push that back. So that was very, very clear. And one of the other experiences there about, you know, about that sort of not designed to kind of support and help you grasp what's going on, you know, for me was very, very apparent when my son was born. You know, my wife was at, you know, I left the room to get, I can't remember if it was food or the toilet. My wife was asked, is everything at home okay? Is he all right at home? But on the flip side of that, nobody actually come up and asked me. And so from what you're saying, it's quite evident through society that it's there at the beginning, there and all the way through. So, yeah, it's obviously not to your extreme, but I've had that sort of feeling and yeah, I'll sympathise with what you're saying. So during that, sorry Rob, during that time, just during that time through the family courts, obviously the kids were living with her, is that correct? Yeah. Yeah. And you'd see him every kind of like two weeks on the basis. How did you keep yourself going? Firstly, how did you keep yourself going through that point, which I know would be, you know, as dad's here, it is fucking hard. But also I'm going to ask a bit of a deep question that I feel a lot of people are always scared to ask it. We always do ask it. Did at any time during that period, did you have thoughts of ending it? Did you have thoughts of why? What is my purpose? Why am I here? Yeah, great question.
A highlight from Rob Parks - Married To The Black Widow!
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. And welcome to a gripping and powerful two -part special. Where we dive deep into the harrowing story of Rob Parkes. You may remember Rob as a victim in Channel 4's special feature, Black Widow, showcased on 24 hours in police custody. Join us as we sit down with Rob and allow him to open up and talk about the turbulent and tragic journey of his marriage. Listen as he shares his truth. Guys, welcome to Married to the Black Widow. But first of all, as always, Mr. Ryan Smith, how are you feeling tonight, mate? I'm good, mate. And to say we're, we released an episode on a Wednesday, but we're recording on a Wednesday now. So this is, this is new. This is new. So yeah, let's, um, no, but I'm good. Good. And let's go. Let's do it. It's exciting for tonight. I think this is a story a lot of listeners will know, a lot of listeners will see, but a lot of them won't know the full truths behind everything. And that's what we're doing tonight is to provide the platform for that truth to be shared as much as needs to be shared. But ultimately to have that open and frank conversation that we do every week with every guest we have. Beautiful. Let's go. So Rob, welcome to the show. How are you? Uh, good evening, gentlemen. Um, yes, thank you very much for having me on. Um, I really appreciate it. Um, uh, I'm feeling, I'm feeling good. It's, I think it's going to be a, an interesting evening. Um, that's a great introduction. Um, because I think you're absolutely right. Um, a lot of people think they know my story. Um, but I suspect they probably don't know everything. Um, and that's what I've been spending effectively the last two, two and a half years getting down onto paper. It's going to be exciting. Um, we've got a lot of, it is very fresh and we've got a lot, a lot of questions. And, but I think foremost, I think it is the time for you to, to, to, to share your story and to hear your voice on it. So I would like to, I'd like for you to take us back to the beginning, if you will, um, and just kind of talk us through the early stages of, of Rob. Sure. Of course. Um, it all, it all started back in 1999. Um, as a lot of stories too, uh, at university. Um, and I went to university. Um, uh, I was, I went to university in Teesside as was Middlesbrough. Um, I had the time of my life. Fantastic. Um, my first year university, I was having, living my best life. Fantastic. Um, I was away from home for the first time. Um, absolutely, you know, having, doing everything I could with as many people as I could, um, not many girls, um, have to say, um, but, uh, that, that didn't seem to bother me and away we go, away we went. My second year, uh, at university, I came back and I found myself in the, um, uh, a lady, uh, called Victoria. And from that point, my life changed, um, in ways in which I could never possibly have ever imagined at the time. Um, we ended up together. Um, and from that point, really, um, things started, my life changed subtly at first, um, but more and more dramatically, more and more things became more important and more specifically, she became far more important, um, than anything else in my life. It started slow, um, you know, young romances, you know, and there were good times, you know, we, we were head over heels. Um, we, we spent a little time together.
A highlight from ResortTV1 - The Magic of Disney!
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health with myself, Jack Howard and Mr Ryan Smith. Again, today we have another incredible special guest who we will be introducing very shortly. But as always, Mr Ryan Smith, how are we doing mate on this fine, it's all wet weather evening for me here? Yeah, I think it's not too bad outside at the moment, but obviously it's like there's been a bit of rain all day, but we're good now. And I actually sound a little bit nervous on this one. I know we've said it in the last couple of ones, but this one, I've been following their YouTube channel for some time now. And to see him like here on the camera, it's like, wow, let's go. So, yeah. So guys, I want to introduce Josh from Resort TV One. I mean, his channel started in 2008, posting just like informal videos around Disney. A few years later, Resort TV One was born. I'm sure he'll share that story with us, how that came about. And then in the years that followed, his sister Jenna joined the channel and in 2017, YouTube went live, started doing live streaming. So naturally, Resort TV One sort of started to do weekly broadcasts from Disney with the channel attracting now over 170 ,000 followers with weekly sort of channels. Weekly sort of, I don't normally do this one. So yes, it's normally Jack. So weekly sort of episodes, we'll call them, attracting nearly 3000 followers. Jack, I don't do these. It's his life. So yeah, weekly sort of, where was I? I think I'm going to hand over to Josh here because I'm messing all this up. So Josh, how many people do you get on an episode? It's fully starstruck. I love it. I love this, Josh. Josh, I love this. It's starstruck and it's amazing for me to say this. Well, thank you so much, first of all, for having me on. And, you know, it's so funny because we've been doing this for a while, but even meeting people in the parks and having them be a little bit starstruck is still a little bit, you know, kind of surreal to me because, you know, to me, I'm still just Josh. And, you know, when I'm at home with my family, you know, I'm just Josh and that's just the way it is. I guess similar to how, you know, Josh Gab was saying that his kids weren't even that impressed that he was Olaf. So, you know, it's kind of that that kind of idea. But but no, honestly, it's been amazing. And we have been doing this since 2017, like you said, a weekly live broadcast in the parks. And now it's become like twice a week, three times a week. It's just kind of snowballed from there. And we're getting close to one hundred and eighty thousand followers and just super excited to see what the future holds. No, it's massive. And it's not just Resort TV. One is that you've got there's multiple channels now. So you've got Resort TV, One Homes, you've got your retro station, which, you know, I've seen a few of the videos and I do like this sort of nerdy side of things. You've obviously, Jenna's got her own sort of stuff in the background as well. And you have regular appearances of mom and dad as well, which I think I think as a family, as a unit, how you go out and, you know, you do your stuff with your family. And then Jenna does stuff with a partner and stuff and then mom and dad come into it. But then I just think it's marvelous. And yeah, it's just just brilliant. So how did it all start? So it really a lot of it was very much by accident, not intentional. I started out being just a, you know, another person who loved Disney and who missed Disney when I wasn't there. Just had that what we call post Disney depression when you'd go home and leave a trip. And anybody who's gone to Disney knows that feeling for sure. And so this is way back. I lived in Indiana still and I just started getting on the Internet to see, well, what's out there? You know, YouTube hadn't even really fully started yet. And I found all this audio and video from Disney Parks. I was like, oh, my goodness, this is the music from Epcot. This is the music from this. This is a video of the ride. And, you know, it was amazing to me to find all this stuff. Fast forward a little bit. I would go down to Disney said, well, I want to make some videos, too. So next time I went the next year, I started making some videos, posting them on these kind of informal message board type things. It wasn't YouTube. It was just a very informal site for posting videos and very low quality. But it was like really cool at the time. And then somebody finally on one of these websites, it was BitTorrent. If you're familiar with that and a lot of people can't access that because colleges had blocked it and all their service providers had blocked it. And they said, we love your videos, but like, could you post it on YouTube? I was like, yeah, I don't know much about YouTube. I have a Google account, you know, at the time, Gmail or whatever. But yeah, sure, I can post on YouTube a little bit. So I post on YouTube a little bit. And, you know, I didn't think much of it. Just posted a few videos here and there. But I kind of lost interest because there was a limit of 15 minutes per video. And a lot of the videos of different things that I had made were longer than that. And I didn't want to have to chop it all up into parts. And it just really was a lot of extra work. And so I lost interest for several years, but posted a few things in 2007, 2008. And then, I don't know, just 2015, I looked and I was like, wait a minute, YouTube's offering me partnership and monetization. And like we were I'm going to be a YouTube partner and I'm in the top whatever percent. Well, a couple of my videos I'd posted seven years earlier or six years earlier had just taken off without my knowledge to the point where they were going to start giving me ad revenue and just really like doing all these things to make it more legit. And I said, OK, this is weird. I don't know much about this, but sure, why not? If YouTube wants to give me a couple of dimes for a video, it's fine. And so fast forward a little more. I just started posting resort TV videos. That's when that kind of all started. I had recorded a lot of it as a kid. I love the resort TV that plays in the rooms. And I was always upset when one channel changed to a different host or a different format. And so I started recording them with just a VCR and eventually a computer and whatever I could record it with. I started posting those and the only reason to post those on the channel was so I could play it on my own Apple TV in the house to pretend like I was a Disney. So I've done that myself. I'm at work at right. The wife's walking through the house and all I've got is just the overlay with the temperature and everything else and the different things scrolling across. And yeah, I think it was your channel that actually found that on. So I think that's how I come across you guys. So, yeah, it's thanks for that. It's many hours of the wife being a bit dismayed by it. Oh, absolutely. Well, so from there, it kind of fast forwarded on to all of a sudden those videos got really popular, the resort TV. And so I thought, OK, this is getting legit. We got close to a thousand. Well, we got over a thousand subscribers. And at that point, you could pick a real channel name. Now you can pick it much earlier. But at that time, I think you had to have a thousand subscribers to have your own URL and everything. And so I thought, well, let me just call it resort TV, because that's what we're doing right now. A lot of and I was also doing like videos around the hotels, just little tours. So let's just call it resort TV. I didn't want to call it Disney or anything and run in any copyrights or anything like that. So I tried that. Well, YouTube said, no, you can't do resort TV. That's weird. There isn't one. But they weren't going to allow me to do that. So I said, well, you know what? Resort TV one has a nice ring to it. Like it's just like a TV channel. You know, so I we named it that that was before Jenna even came on board. And then I just started doing videos around the parks, construction updates when Disney Springs was being constructed out of, you know, the downtown Disney, what it was before. I've got a big series on that. And then finally, live streaming was where it really took off. And in 2017, live streaming became available. And I said, you know, I bet people would like to see the parks live. And the very first time I went live at Magic Kingdom, I'd gone live a few other times. The first time I went live at Magic Kingdom, we got over a thousand concurrent viewers at the same time. And it was just mind blowing. People thought we were the official Disney broadcast. And I was like, no, I don't work for Disney, but this is cool. So that's when we decided that this could really have a future and could really go somewhere. It was pretty amazing. I mean, I'm loving the sort of the multiple streams that you get now and you shoot about between the parks and stuff. It just seems out of every other channel, you're so far ahead of other people. You seem to just be on it. And if there's something new, you're there. And I just think that's remarkable. You can tell I'm a big fan.
"ryan smith" Discussed on Lets Be Frank Podcast - Men's Mental Health
"Let's see what's come from the past week. Mister Ryan Smith, even. Good fellow friend. How are you today? I'm not so bad mate. I'm not so bad. We're matching today. I'm thinking we've got a similar mindset both in donning our let's be Frank t-shirts. We've seen that we are. I know. I think mine's mine's shrank slightly in the wash. It's Frank or you've put weight on. Let's go with the first one of our mates. All right. It's a good mate. Yeah. We've actually just been bonkers. I know we trying to not get our heads in this too much, but when we start seeing stuff that we've been seeing beyond the scenes, we've emails coming back and everything else that goes with it. You know what? It's hard not to and we've obviously today we've looked at well not today. Yeah, it was last night I looked at it and messaged you got today. But we're actually showing up on recommended listens now. So there's a couple of different platforms and organizations that are recommending us in their top ten men's mental health podcasts. Considering we've only what we're not even 6 months into this, I just find absolutely bonkers. It is me, and it's all down to the listeners, you know. It massive thanks to 12 one that has listened to our episodes. Everyone that has shared their episodes and gave us the feedback that you have. And that's what we're going to call a jump into today. We're going to jump back instead of feature. Of have your say and that is our new title for it and title going forward is have your say. Because that's what it's about is for you guys to come and ask any questions you've got, share your stories or experiences or whatever it is you want to do and use your voice and have you say. So I think that's what we're going to do today. We've had a good reach out yet again of people asking questions. So for a feature we wanted to add on to the end of certain podcasts is having its own little mini episode. So we've got that many questions come through recently that we're actually going to split this into a into too many episodes and most likely it will go into free four, 5 and 6. But yeah, today we're going to have a look at three or four questions that come through for different individuals and try our best to give our most honest answer and that is what it is. These answers are opinion. These are not professionally full of they're not something that we have. We haven't read the questions pre recalled in and I've wrote down a load of answers to what would sound the best. We have a quick glance over them when they first come in. And then we leave it until the recording to this episode. And it gives us a bit for us. It's a lot better because it's a more authentic feedback to that question asked. So yeah. How are you feeling about it today? Yeah. So after that first one and that first
"ryan smith" Discussed on Lets Be Frank Podcast - Men's Mental Health
"Before we even begin. Make sure you stay tuned to hear our top 5 tips. The following two parts will be the release over the COVID movies. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Always welcome back then to part two of four on a last episode part one, we covered all about goals or life changes that we spoke about. Today we're going to jump straight in and we're going to be talking about accountability or about sabotaging yourself and then we're going to give you the top 5 tips from Jack and Ryan on how to look at the accountability aspect of that life change. So, mister Ryan Smith, looking all tired over there, how are you today? Mate, I'm good. I'm good. Always look inside. I'm always
"ryan smith" Discussed on Lets Be Frank Podcast - Men's Mental Health
"Hey, what's up guys? Welcome back to let's be Frank. The podcast that's all about normalising men's mental health. For a Frank and open conversation. So join your host Jack and Ryan as a diamond to a world that could seem ruthless and unwilling. As I explore what mental health means to so many. Can they also discover the joys and bring a light on to what is already a dark subject. Each episode has the potential to bring with it explicit language and knocks on the door of suicide. So be sure to check out the four description before listening. Today we are heading back to the beginning. And we are giving a thanks for what has been already an exciting time in our story. Reflecting back on the progress so far let's be Frank and prepare ourselves for what the future holds. Before we dive in from everyone and let's be Frank, we want to ensure a very happy new year. Let's welcome back to another episode of let's be Franklin with myself, Jack Howard, the one and only Ryan Smith, Ryan, new year mate. Are we feeling? Mate, it's been it's been quite epic one really
"ryan smith" Discussed on Lets Be Frank Podcast - Men's Mental Health
"Behind the scenes or co host Ryan as we catch up with his faults, fears, and questions around fatherhood, as he prepares himself for a big shock that is all too fast creeping up on him. Let's work about them to let's be Frank with myself Jack Howard and one are only mister Ryan Smith. Today then we're going to be looking at Ryan's fatherhood if you can remember back to episode 7. We kind of went over the idea of Ryan becoming a dad for the first time. And we said in the episode that we're going to look and follow his journey from then and so up to the birth and even beyond. So for us, this is episode one of that. So Ryan, how has it been made? It's been a few weeks now since we last spoke about it. Yeah, I spent a few weeks up and since then we've gone on a bit of a spending spree at the moment. Our House has been sorted so it's got obviously our Christmas stuff coming up where everywhere, but then we're trying to get the house ready for next year. So we've got new carpets coming in and everything else. It's like the royalties. At the moment, so yeah, it's all about that. And that bit of she's got into a bit of a nest in. No. That's what a lot of people do. My partner did at the time, but to invest in mode. So what is she what she got into? Just a full on craze. No, it's stuff that needed doing, but obviously when. I'm not really
"ryan smith" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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"ryan smith" Discussed on LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast
"Your host. Lucas agin and joining me as always is my co host ryan smith. Brian how are you this weekend or shaken. It was it was good. I wish you fill the weekend Good i said it. I got a ton of matt's affecting. I'm absolutely loving that game. I feel like i'm a kid like outside of a candy store we've got. We've got some game pets coming up. We've got eighty. Three announcements are already starting to drop. I am absolutely pumped. This is like i love this time of the year. 'cause there's so much impo that we get we'll get into that here in a little bit but how about you how how was your weekend. Brother might weaken was good. I got a lot of gaming in a lot of mass effects. I actually revisited avengers for a little bit. Okay it'd been a long time since i picked up that game. They've improved a lot. Leaving proved a lot. It's a lot smoother back. When i was trying to give it. A big shot throws a lot of bugs. That dr near made me want quit through good and i did for a while just to be fair but lost lost potential. I gotta be honest. Lost potential in that game but enough about us. I know we're all excited for all the game. Announcements in our guest as we just recently had one and he's reading a wave of momentum one of the best indie game creators out there and a fellow member of the game awards future class. I always have to shout everybody. Alex is ollivier nelson. Junior is joining us. Heller you my friend. Have you gotten any risk at all these past few weeks yes. I have snatched from the jaws of exhaustion just several days worth of sleep to cope with all the madness. We just had a game launch in an airport aliens run by dogs which had a really really positive reception We announced el paso elsewhere This past weekend. We're on the front page of enemy dot com right now next. Frigging like steve mcqueen. Twelve years a slave and.
"ryan smith" Discussed on LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast
"I am your host ryan smith and with me as always michael owes lucas egg. Lucas how are you my friend. I like i already know what you were doing this. Well first of all let me start by saying i got my second vaccine dose on monday recorded on a tuesday so i'm here up and running just another side of my dedication to the show but no my we can was good. It was filled with mass effect. Of course ample snap. I look mass. Effect is such epic series. Like i love that So cool that so many other gamers are gonna get to experience this for the first time. My girlfriend is in that boat so just just the fact that this game is so dense that we're ready for it to consume our lives for a while. I do wanna give a shout to a mobile game. I've been playing called summers war. That's terribly addicting. So my weekend was just old gaming in like no productivity. But i'm okay with that. I was yours ryan. It was good again. I just moved my studio over into the small room. Sites have more space as a whole which is nice and then i. I can't put like every free moment that i have. I'm picking up mass effect. This is my first play through of the series. I'm you know. Obviously i had to go with them. And i'm enjoying it. I'm really enjoying it. So you know i can see why so. Many people have talked about the game and have said all the praises that they have. Because i mean just a little bit. That i have played has been. It's been amazing. It's such an event. Just like i can't believe i have waited this long to play this series but i'm so happy that i'm having to chance and opportunity to play it on some upgraded graphics and stuff like that so no complaints are mayan about us though. Please our guest. Thank you so much for being here. You guys know d- emmy award winning multiple nominations So many video game dragon. Age origins to outriders Fallout three fall out for e non. Zor is you're not here on land parties today. Thank you so much for being here. How are you. My friend is so great to be with you. Ryan lucas. It some you know. I'm very busy at work and in the background like my computer's are like doing that and Yeah it's a very busy but great an interesting time off and thank you so much for having me. We are excited. I don't know why. Say the stop before. We were record..
"ryan smith" Discussed on The FIT4PRIVACY Podcast - For those who care about privacy
"And i think it's new difference Outside of that department and other departments where you just have to have more communication And it's i think you can do that. You know for every company for every size but especially the larger. The company sizes are the more vital. It is that each department opens up that dialog and communication. I hear you in that case if there was a deprivation colleague hitting this podcast watching this podcast. What would be your advice saying. What should they do to make it more equitable more as as defined the problem rather than try to get into the solution defined the common of diversed. We have to get to you. Have any intention to be compliant but you also want to each the business of the gland as well so compliance as well as plan totally. Do we find the balance of what would you tell them. Especially the data protection league so that there's more understanding more collaboration. That's a great question. So i think i look at it through the lens of you know the running joke with lawyers. If you wanna know what not to do ask a lawyer. I think a lot of people that are in the privacy field tend to come at it from the. These are the things that you can't do. And i would say just reframe that right. Tell me what i can do. So that when i come in and i'm trying to solve a problem your perspective is more. How can i solve that rather than well. You can't do that. And here's why right. Help me get to that in solution. Okay so if. I may summarize you're saying don't tell me i can't do this. Tell me what other things i can do. And i will find a solution within that. Yes and hopefully. It's a collaboration where you're working together to find the best solution. Toss in your view. No i- hundred percent. I very much like that. I think the marketing world when you rely on creating content when developing strategies. You really have to go through the guidelines of what google says you know for the most part follow that. I think this is a little bit the opposite cadillac. Google does tell you pretty pretty straightforward. Here's what not to do. They tell you a little bit broader scale of what to do provide better customer experience. Oh okay you know but when they get down to the details like they get very specific they get specific when it comes to the area of. Don't do this more often than they tell you what to do specifically so i think it kind of goes along with that in to what chris says you know you just you have to ask and you have to kind of open up the communication and get a better understanding and i think it's important for all of us is ask more questions of each other to to better understand understanding. I'm finding the common ground. Is the of any discussion whether it's with marketing. Or whether it's with Privacy dozens of time. If i ask you for one final message.
"ryan smith" Discussed on The FIT4PRIVACY Podcast - For those who care about privacy
"Of he said content. Marketing doesn't work. My response would be. Are you creating the right content because if you're creating content that's valuable and your audience wants it. It will lead to sales. But if you're not getting the numbers that you expect to get you've got to start by taking a look at the content that you're producing right. Is it a value to the consumer. And that's we're putting yourselves in the shoes of your audience understanding who they are. What their fears and motivations are and what they need to solve. Their problems becomes critical to your success in the space because if the content that you're producing doesn't solve that need why would they turn to you for a more expensive product in the end interesting and now in context of privacy euless just to kind of scratched the surface a bit. He said let's do collected email. That's the typical mantra from marketing. People and then i bring in a hardcore privacy. Professional who says venue. Evan are you can get the email but only an email about the webinars nothing after that. Do you face that. And how do you tackle it if your face that because diplomatically. Those people would even is sometimes Clearly not linked double. I would say okay. Dozen bubby now but tell them. Would they like to receive more emails. What do you do that. How do you saw it. I think it's the it depended on what the content of the webinar is. Typically if you're doing a webinar not not because there's two different types of webinars you can do but if people are ten webinar usually people who attend webinars or already familiar with with you in some set so if we're looking at a traditional funnel your webinar is in that sort of consideration stage. You're moving slowly down closer to the sale when you do the follow-up communication with that it could be along those lights of you know asking for the sale or here's a trial offer. If you're a sas company you know you get it for thirty days. Free something along those lines so you can keep along that. Oh by the way when you get that sas if they're trying it out you're have to create a profile in order to try out the the sas If it's a service along those lines so when we again when you're doing a webinar they should be pretty far down..
"ryan smith" Discussed on The FIT4PRIVACY Podcast - For those who care about privacy
"He's not the originator of a lot of this but he is the loudest and he's not wrong he's absolutely right and he's reached a whole new audience With his voice. And i think it's fantastic and you're seeing on a global level. The world's really has listens and adapted marketing strategies based on a lot of things that he says and he's a hundred percent right and there are thousands in thousands of markers who follow that you what he says in her having a lot of success and you just you gotta earn it. I think that's the big thing everybody wants to easy way out. They once You know the magic pill whether you're to lose weight or you know some sort of silver bullet and in with marketing like weight loss. There isn't necessarily one you do have to put the work in for you. Just can't buy your way out of it necessarily but when you do you also get great success and he can do all that in abide by these privacy laws that seeing you know across the world so in x marketing as well as privacy if somebody starting up the business and they want to establish a list off. Get to their blinds. What do you tell them. Because some people feel like stock like This privacy. I gotta do anything on them. Start a business. There are people like that. Who staying on the fence and not getting into the water. So what do you tell them. If somebody is just setting business how do they create a list. The best advice that we give people is content. Marketing content is king create a bunch of content and give it away and what i mean by. That is the typically. We always like to start off with a blog. But if you're the type of person that you're like. I don't like to write content. I'd rather create videos. I'd rather do what we're doing here and create a podcast right. Those are all different forms of content. Take the time to do it. And put the content out there right because over time. You're building up a following. Your people are hopefully in checking out the content that you're producing because it's valuable to them and then ryan mentioned a lead magnet. Give away ten twenty thirty articles that are useful in the industry and then have a form on them. That says if you'd like the more indepth white paper or guide or e book or whatever it is fill out this form. And i'll go ahead and email it to you right so now you're trading something of value. You're giving them more content that sort of behind the scenes that's going to be value to them all you're asking for it for that. Content is their email address..
"ryan smith" Discussed on The FIT4PRIVACY Podcast - For those who care about privacy
"Building up your email subscriber list letting them opt in to what you are offering so that you have a direct line of communication with them. That's where we sort of see things shifting. And i'll just say everything that chris said it just just know it one hundred percent and just to add onto it you have. You can't rely on everything that google and facebook does. that's what a lot of marketers especially new ones. You get into that habits in really you need to start to market again. Go back ten years go back. Fifteen years in actually made a full circle because there's a saying in the marketing world of the money is in the list going to at chris and that list is that email address list. Because you own that to a certain degree and you can use it through email marketing but also you still have the ability to upload email lists until let's say a facebook into google and target those people at least for for now you can until they make another change but you can't but you still own that email list so there's nothing wrong with email marketing it is still highly effective like anything if dun-rite and if not abused the other thing that's going to go back to from a marketing world not relying on third party cookies and not relying on this data That is controlled by facebook and google. It goes back to search engine optimization. Seo is very alive and you can still bring high quality traffic to your website and you can get high quality conversions through seo now. It's a little bit harder. And it's a much busier landscape than it was. But you can still do it with Consistency and your content. So so there are ways around it. There's that debt still will work In it's kind of funny that you almost have to go revert back to about ten years ago and how marketing was done because it never actually went away just new shiny objects came up on the radar screen but it still works so i just want to add that on to an ways that you can still get your message and market out there Around sort of the the cookie issue that we're talking about for shop and you talked about the mail lists and that's also a topic that comes up often saint denied by a marketing list guy by an email list and i heard that it was possible. It used to happen a lot before two thousand eighteen and it's has kind of almost stopped on the due to a significant effect. Is that the case. Didn't happen like that and does it happen like this now..
"ryan smith" Discussed on The FIT4PRIVACY Podcast - For those who care about privacy
"It becomes an option for them. So if you're using marketing automation software now to build a landing page and to build a form. There's just simple check boxes for yes. I want to ensure compliance and that will put the appropriate check boxes on the form. And i think kind of to ryan's point you know even if you were late to comply with gdp or some of these other laws. This is becoming the reality right. This is the trend that we're moving towards even if it's not specifically a law google announced next starting Third party cookies going away. You're gonna see less tracking features available Apple is enacting in fourteen. These privacy settings where individuals can choose which asks. They want to allow to track them and went. Google recently announced. They're probably going to be doing the same thing with android pretty soon here. So this is just the reality of the world that we we live in now and the businesses that get that and comply early come up with a better life term strategy to be successful. We'll go ahead add on what he's antena from a marketing perspective especially the third party cookies. Google made the big announcement but google in a way as late to the game Safari has already blocked this mozilla his. Add this for two years now already so now. Google is the most us. We're talking about the browsers. So so that is what made it big news and it's google itself but as marketers when we're going through this sort of transition and in the marketing community. A lot of people are a little nervous about these big changes coming because it does affect the data that is being collected. And you know when you get in deep dive as a strategists and you get into the analytics. This is important information but we have to stop in. Remember that for some of these browsers. We've already not had that ability to collect data with safari and mozilla so it in for those who haven't noticed it's maybe not a bad thing you know marketing can survive you know without this and and to be a good marketer you have to be able to be agile and adapt to the environment and this is just another change that we're going to have to adapt to but i think a lot of marketers already have been doing that without even knowing it i mean market would adopt. That's for sure but what is this. Nervousness are unease about in your view because sometimes we hear like facebook made a statement saying it would kill the small business are. It's not good for small business and that coming from facebook or all of a sudden getting about small businesses already strange. But what do you here because on one hand we hear that these are tech companies. They have the means. They have the big buckets and they can do it. They can bullied bully began. Small companies some people. Put it then. There're privacy proponents. Who said it was long overdue. Now the laws are there. It's good they're falling in line and then of course we have the middle view saying incentive. Aleutian there were no law. So people companies doing what they wanted to do. And then alvin laws. Things are falling into place and the right balance optimum balance would be found in coming years. So how do you see. And how do your customers see that. I think what we've seen here. Is that this digital revolution. Google the social media giants like facebook. One thing that they've been enormously successful at is lowering the bar right..
Lawsuit calls Deshaun Watson a 'serial predator' with 16 lawsuits against him now alleging sexual assault
"Another day. More allegations, lawsuits and things being said involving Houston Texans quarterback to Shawn Watson. We're up to 16 lawsuits. Now. One of those lawsuits called the Shawn Watson, a serial predator. His lawyer, Rusty Hard, said in the statement that his law firm has strong evidence showing that one of the lawsuits alleging sexual assault against his client is false and that it calls into question the legitimacy of the other cases as well. NBC Houston sports reporter Vanessa Bridges and put on Twitter at Sports Vanessa. She reported details under Sean watching allegations and that multiple sources close to the situation told her the shot watching did have sexual counters with some of the accusers. But those sources insist those encounters were completely consensual. Ryan Smith, ESPN legal analysts in Angola Junior What is the timeline for when this becomes a legal process involving the Shawn Watson? All civil right now? For civil cases, it can take months or longer. We're talking about first, their service of process which I assume and some of these cases might have already happened. We don't know for sure, then typically to sort of watch inside will answer these claims. Then you go to the point where Norman. In many cases, you might see this. In this case, Shawn Watson's lawyers will ask to have the case dismissed. We'll see how judges view that then you go in the process of different like discovery. Proceed to trying to establish the jury or or otherwise. So these things take a long time. And typically, what you might say is well, maybe it settles. Maybe it goes away pretty quickly. It was pretty clear that John Watson said he wasn't Least initially was not interested in settling this. And now that you have such a large volume, it does seem like settlement is much more unlikely than it was in the beginning of this process. So this is the kind of thing that can take a very long time, months, if not longer. And now the NFL's also doing their own investigation here, Freddie I mean 16 civil suits now filed against the Shawn Watson from different 16 different miss uses. I reserve judgment until everything you know until everything it plays out. I guess that's the one the most responsible thing to do. Now, in the court of public opinion, that never happens. I mean to Shawn Watson is already you know it is brand. His name has been Just absolute tarnished by by most people across this country and in college, folk, college and pro football fans. Personally, I reserve judgment until I judgment has been rendered. One way or another. But pretty not talked about this briefly last night. Something just doesn't smell right. Don't know. I don't know what it is said that when they heard it, 12 and a very rapid escalation to 16, and no criminal charges have been brought against the Shawn Watson yet, right? Something isn't passing the smell test, but we'll figure out what that is. Why, Once a judgment in order 16 judgements have been rendered one way or
"ryan smith" Discussed on KOMO
"Stop by keeping Henry Now, he says he's battling memory loss, headaches, depression and bouts of anger. All symptoms of what he suspects are the long term effects of the head injuries he sustained on the field. Football doesn't give you an expiration date. You just expired. I've had 10 concussions, arm or I've had at least 17 surgeries. 17 I'm still getting him in 2017, a neurologist determined that Henry was suffering from a cognitive decline consistent with mild dementia. So Henry submitted a claim to the landmark 2013 NFL Concussion Settlement program, which paid eligible former players suffering from the effects of head injuries. What was the result? The claim you filed. I was denied the claims Administrator question whether his performance on the test was valid and asserted that the doctor used inappropriate norms. Two years later, Henry winning for another evaluation with the neural psychologist. Now this clinician used in NFL recommended formula that took into account age, gender education and race. And concluded that Henry did not qualify for compensation. How did you react when you learn That there was a different standard being used for black players to get benefits as compared to white players. I feel so betrayed, and I still feel that way. Two different systems. I How could that be? Okay? It's a controversial practice commonly known as Ray storming in medicine. It's supposed to help doctors make better diagnoses by using race to make assumptions about a patient's background. The critics say it is not an accurate tool and has no place in the settlement program. And now in a lawsuit, Henry in another former player, are accusing the NFL. Of avoiding paying head injury claims based on a formula that requires race nor Ming Na Jai Davenport is a co plaintiff with Henry Davenport. Ah, former NFL running back played seven seasons before retiring in 2008. How would you changed? From when you were playing in the NFL toe. After that, I was never like a quick fighter. They say the practice is discriminatory because it assumes black players started a lower cognitive level than white players. And that makes it harder for black former players to qualify for compensation. Explosive emails exclusively obtained by ABC News appear to show multiple clinicians agreeing with that assessment. Several neural psychologist who worked with the NFL privately discussing the lawsuit, saying they feel that factoring for race was all but required under the program one saying. If they didn't use the racial norms, there would be multiple enquiries levied at them. Another saying they're required reliance on racial norms. Bottom line do discriminate against black players. In a statement to ABC News, the NFL calls the lawsuit entirely misguided. The league says that the race nor Ming part of what they call demographic correction is recommended, but not required, And the concussion settlement was agreed to by all parties with the assistance of expert neural, psychological clinicians, and it relies on widely accepted and long established testing in scoring methods. And Ryan Smith joins me now when we were on the morning 9 A.m. news call that we have throughout the whole ABC network and one of our correspondents Terry Moran said. Wait a minute. AM I hearing this right that there's a different cognitive test for Black athletes as there is for white athletes. And the answer was it seems like yes. Yeah, What makes this really unique? Is it lives in this space between what doctors used to really assess patients. And how some of those things can be used in a negative ways against patients. Let me explain, so essentially, this concept is not foreign in medicine. Doctors use what we call race nor Ming to say, look at the patient and determined certain things about their background really has almost an interpretive tool. The problem is over the last couple of years and really over the last couple of decades or longer. We found that some of the sometimes those things were used as negatives, especially against black people. So in this case I'm not sure how it happened. But what the what the players are alleging is what began as maybe something to really assess players became a requirement for doctors is what these players say these two players filing a lawsuit and what's really damaging about it is at the very beginning of it. It assumes that before a player even takes the field before they even enter the NFL. Black players have a lower cognitive level than white players before they even take a snap. So when it comes to determining the claims, they have to prove a greater degree of cognitive decline in order to get their compensation and one of the neural psychologist said, And I'm quoting here, I'm realizing and feeling regretful for my culpability in this inadvertent systemic racism issue As a group, we could have been better advocates. I think that sums it up right there, saying this is something that's gone on for years, and it's something that now we need to China light on it. The doctor that you mentioned there wasn't somebody that I talked to was somebody that we uncovered in emails of doctors talking to each other about this lawsuit, and these doctors were going back and forth according to the e mails that we have. It seems to be them. Thies neuropsychologist who worked with the NFL, and they were talking about how hey when I don't apply the race norms, I have multiple enquiries leveled at me by the NFL. And that's not something you want is a departure. You're being hired to assess these claims, and you're also look, I mean, in fact is you're also getting paid to do this, and every time you don't apply the norm, somebody's reaching out to you and saying why didn't you? That's not something that's good for them in a way, and then that sort of evokes this thing of them feeling a little bit culpable, although that was another doctor that said that What I thought was really interesting was in those e mails that were uncovered. And really, this is the first time we're seeing this on this case. One doctor said he felt that these norms were required. And that is a p part of this lawsuit. You see, the players were saying that doctors, neural psychologist when they go to them, they're required to use these norms. The NFL saying No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Hold on. Hold on. They're not required. They can use it as a tool. It's recommended. It's what we think they should do. But they don't have to. And I want to make this point really clear. The NFL doesn't determine these claims. What happens is a player thinks they have issues with injuries. Head injuries sustained while they were playing. They file a claim with settlement, they go to see a neuroscience Ecologist. That narrow psychologist sends their thoughts to a claims administrator and the claims administrator decides What these players were saying. Is that whole thing about the NFL recommending this. Here's what's really happening. We have a claim, and it's approved and they appeal it. And they say you didn't apply the right norms. That's where the part that doesn't add up lines up for the players. Okay, I'm gonna ask you 11 more question, and this is not pertain necessary to this case. How many things have to come out about the NFL?.
Clinicians fear NFL's concussion settlement program protocols discriminate against Black players
"Tonight. Just days away for football's biggest night. The abc news investigation shining a different light on the nfl to black former players. Showing the league accusing it of racial discrimination in concussion related settlements revealing stunning allegations in their first tv interview. Here's abc's ryan smith. Stop your yes we all did. This is the morning routine for former. Nfl defensive lineman keven. Henry crippled with pain from his time playing in the league. My wife used a waste meal. Then when i wake up Usually throbbing so she'll she'll massage me for about an hour. Sometimes i stumble war. I made them fall. Henry and his wife pam say life has become a constant struggle marked by depression. Memory loss and bellsa bangor all symptoms associated with dementia related illnesses which henry believes stem from repeated blows to the head. Football doesn't give you an expiration date. You just expire both ankles. Both knees both elbows both rhys. All my fingers been broken. I've had ten concussions or more. I've had lee seventeen surgeries seventeen. And i'm still getting them. Did you feel like you had some sort of impairment from playing football. I'm not myself. i'm not myself. Henry was further devastated after his claim for compensation to the nfl's settlement program was denied it now for the first time on camera with abc news henry and another former player nausea davenport are talking about their lawsuit accusing the nfl of avoiding paying head injury claims based on a formula that discriminates on race that formula assumes that black players started a lower cognitive level than white players. Critics say the practice widely known as race. Norman makes it harder for black players to qualify for compensation the league caused the lawsuit entirely misguided. I just want to be looked at the same way as a white guy. We bust chops together bro. It wasn't white or black team. We lost together. We won together for henry growing up in small town mississippi. The nfl was his ticket to success after attending mississippi state university he was drafted in nineteen ninety-three by the pittsburgh. What was it like the play in the nfl. It was hard man. i ain't even lie. It was easier to get there in the state there. You have to do whatever it takes to stay healthy and still nephew henry in there for the injured ray sales. That's a good clean. Henry played for eight seasons making fourteen career sacks even going on to play in super bowl thirty but at the age of thirty three. The bright lights of the stadium and the roar of the crowds came to an end and like many other former players. Henry struggled in retirement. Battling what he suspected where the long term effects of the concussions. He sustained on the field. I get a lot of headaches every morning. I have a headache is just a number of things. Man that that that A player goes through man after football. Football this is not fun is not fun. Who live by it's horrible. It's just sad to see. Is his breaks my heart. It really does unable to work and concerned about his family's financial future henry and his wife turn to the landmark two thousand thirteen nfl concussion settlement program which paid eligible former nfl players suffering from the lingering effects of multiple head injuries. In two thousand seventeen. Henry went into get a battery of tests to measure as cognitive functioning assessing language learning. And memory this doctor said that he believes there there is something going on and he was gonna turn report in. He was saying in so many words like his life. There is something wrong. A doctor determined that henry was suffering from cognitive decline consistent with mild dementia. And it's part of the process submitted a claim to a settlement administrator. What was the result of the claiming file. I was denied. The administrator rejected. Henry's claim questioning whether his performance on the tests were valid and asserting that the doctor quote used inappropriate norms. Henry's docker did not use that race warming adjustment. we're to function in our daily lives like normal human beings without any disruption and not become conceited. For two years later henry says with health worsening. He went in for another evaluation with a neuropsychologist. This clinician used that. Nfl recommended formula. That took into account among other things. Henry's and this time. The neuropsychologist found that henry didn't qualify at all. Every time the ball snapped is a car crash for me. And there's no white black thing and that they'll hit me less because on black or hard because i'm black. It's the same thing
"ryan smith" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Arrangement and how it went this year. You have a guy who spent the entire year in learning your offense, right? As opposed to bringing in somebody else who would have to learn it. And I think with Jamis Winston, you see a quarterback that the Saints probably feel like they can get. Or I don't want to say a bargain price. But for a guy that couldn't get more than a minimum salary deal last year and didn't play this year, he probably probably have a chance to bring him back on a contract. It is reasonable to them. And that matters because the Saints are in cap trouble. The likes of which no other team in the league is. They'll even have a 22 $23 million cap it for Bree's if he retires, so they're going to need to get some kind of deal they are comfortable with. Jamie's wisdom could be a stunning off season on the quarterback front. On a number off front SportsCenter all night, ESPN radio concussions in the NFL. And in many cases, CTE has been in the spotlight for a number of years. The New York Times reporting over the summer to former players, defensive end Kevin Henry and running back nausea. Davenport had filed a lawsuit against the NFL, accusing the league of explicitly and deliberately discriminating against black players who had filed dementia related claims now in ABC News investigation Learning that several clinicians involved with the NFL's concussion settlement program Have expressed concern that that program discriminates against black players. Essentially when a player files a claim for compensation, as you would expect, they undergo a serious of tests to measure their cognitive functioning. The results are compared against the baseline score, which would represent the normal level of cognitive functioning. But the baseline norm for black players is lower than the one for white players. Our Ryan Smith spoke with, among others, Kevin Henry, who spent all eight years of his NFL career with the Steelers. How did you react when you learn That there was a different standard being used for black players to get benefits as compared to white players. I felt so betrayed and I still feel that way. Two different systems. How can that be Okay? Why should that be? Okay? It's a controversial practice commonly known as race nor Ming in medicine. It's supposed to help doctors make better diagnoses by using race to make assumptions about a patient's background. But critics say it is not an accurate tool and has no place in the settlement program. Well. The effect of using this race norm for the NFL is that it drastically limits. The amount of damage is they're going to have to pay out. It's almost the classic definition of racial discrimination, using race as a basis of denying benefits to a disadvantage or subordinated grope because of race and now In a lawsuit. Henry in another former player, are accusing the NFL of avoiding paying head injury claims based on a formula that requires race nor Ming. They say the practice is discriminatory because it assumes black players started a lower cognitive level than white players. And that makes it harder for black former players to qualify for compensation. I just want to be looked at the same way as a white guy. We went out together and we play hard together. It wasn't a white, a black thing. We lost together, we won together whenever a clinician, a neuro psychologist tries to use something other than black norm for black players, white norms for white players. The NFL has consistently attacked those conditions because they haven't used those black norms for black players. Explosive emails exclusively obtained by ABC News appear to show multiple clinicians agreeing with that assessment. Several neural psychologist who worked with the NFL privately discussing the lawsuit, saying they feel that factoring for race was all but required under the program one saying. If they didn't use the racial norms, there would be multiple enquiries levied at them. Another, saying they're required reliance on racial norms. Bottom line do discriminate against black players. In a statement to ABC News, the NFL calls the lawsuit entirely misguided. The league says that the race Norman part of what they call demographic correction. Is recommended, but not required, And the concussion settlement was agreed to by all parties with the assistance of expert neuropsychological clinicians, and it relies on widely accepted and long established testing in scoring methods. When you hear the NFL say we stand against social injustice, we stand against racism. Black lives matter. Do you think? Liars. They're liars, man. It sounds great, don't it? We stand with you for that sounds good. ESPN Ryan Smith reporting. According to ABC s findings, some clinicians involved in the settlement are now questioning whether the recommendation to adjust for race is in practice. Requirement. Clinicians, writing that the league protocols superseded their professional judgment, sometimes leading to a drastically different outcome for former players seeking help. Taking away home field advantage off the field for the Super Bowl. That's neck SportsCenter all night. It's ESPN Radio.
"ryan smith" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Your leg. ABC News I'm Trevor. Old lawmakers are mourning the death of Capitol police officer Brian Sick, Nick, who was given the rare distinction of lying and honor at the Capitol Rotunda. ABC is Elizabeth Scholes. He has more from Washington who, in a solemn ceremony at the Capitol, Members of Congress, honor the life of Capitol police officer Brian Sick, Nick. Sick. Nick died from injuries he incurred while protecting lawmakers during the violent attack on the capital by pro Trump writers. One month ago, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer talked to his colleagues. They will tell you that Brian was a kind and humble man. With profound inner strength. Quiet rock. Of his unit was officials. The ABC News Washington over 19 response, team members say until more Americans can get vaccinated, they need to remain vigilant. Do two more contagious variants being confirmed in more states. This is ABC News. And ABC News investigation has found the NFL might be discriminating against black athletes who tried to get concussion compensation to former athletes accused the NFL of using what's called race. Norman, which is assuming black athletes have a lower base level of cognitive function than white athletes. ABC is Ryan Smith says the NFL is pushing back in a statement to ABC News. The NFL calls the lawsuit entirely misguided. The league says that the race Norman part of what they call demographic correction is recommended, but not required, and the concussion settlement was agreed to by all parties with the assistance of expert neuropsychological clinicians, and it relies on widely accepted and long established testing in scoring methods. FBI officials have launched an internal investigation into yesterday's shooting in Florida that left two agents dead. Officials say a suspect opened fire at an apartment comp. Likes near Fort Lauderdale as the agents were trying to serve a warrant in a child porn investigation. Trevor all to ABC News. What do.
"ryan smith" Discussed on KOMO
"I'm Corwin hate what's next for the man who built Amazon? From ABC News. I'm Michelle Franzen. Next week, the federal government will begin distributing covert 19 vaccines to retail pharmacies as supplies ramp up in the race to vaccinate CDC Director Michele Belinsky today, says cases they're starting to decline to levels not seen since before Thanksgiving. But the plateau, she says, it's still high and new concerns are the more contagious variants. Now here in the U. S not wearing masks and participating in in person. Social gatherings have contributed to the very Spread. Happening now on Capitol Hill, the remains of U. S Capitol Police officer Brian Sick, Nick is getting ready to leave the Capitol building heading to Arlington National Cemetery, where he'll be in toured. It follows a ceremony at the U. S Capital earlier today We're side. Nick was lying in honor nearly a month after he died from injuries sustained fighting the mob of Trump supporters who stormed the building. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke at the service, saying that sick Nick, who was also in the Air National Guard, was a dedicated officer talked to his colleagues. And they will tell you that Brian was a kind and humble man. With profound inner strength. Quiet rock. Of his unit. ABC News investigation Looking into allegations the NFL is discriminating against black athletes who tried to get concussion compensation has found that the accused to former athletes in a lawsuit saying that's what's being used is called race. Norman and their medical assessments, which has assumed that black athletes have a lower base level of cognitive function than white athletes, CBC's Ryan Smith as well, Here's the thing that these doctors were saying, and these players were saying They're saying that the way this formula works, it assumes that black players start at a lower cognitive level at the beginning of their careers. That makes it harder for them to prove that they had a greater that they had a cognitive decline. Essentially, they have to prove they had a greater cognitive decline. And white players under the formula NFL is called the lawsuit. Quote entirely misguided. You're listening to ABC News, Stay connected. Stay informed the comb. Oh, morning news. Good morning to you. Welcome to a Wednesday. 902, Currently downtown Seattle. We got some clouds. A few sun breaks. 41 degrees. I'm Tom.
"ryan smith" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"76% protection. The vaccine hasn't yet been approved for use in the U. S. Mark Mayfield News 93.1 KFBK, Let's get you caught up. Now. This hour's top national story on ABC to former NFL players are suing the league, claiming it uses different standards for black players and white players in determining concussion payouts. ABC is Ryan Smith has been investigating. It's a controversial practice commonly known as race nor Ming. In medicine. It's supposed to help doctors make better diagnoses by using race to make assumptions about a patient's background. But critics say it is not an accurate tool and has no place in the settlement program. The White House's top medical advisor on covert Dr Anthony Fauci, encouraging people to skip the Super Bowl parties this year unless it's with members of your own family. After found she also saying the corona virus variants that seemed to spread more quickly between people are cropping up all over the country. Netflix dominating the Golden Globe nominations. The top movie nominated Manc was a Netflix production, as was the top TV show The Crown Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson. Both got acting nods. Coleman Place, Queen Elizabeth and Anderson portrayed Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Sherry Preston, ABC NEWS 170 Years of History Now at your fingertips. It's news from your neighborhood and three minutes because it matters where you get your news. Sacramental voices you can trust Kristina Mendoza, Sam Shane Kitty O'Neil breaking news, local news depth perspective mornings and afternoons in connected Sacramento's new 93.1 kfbk. Lyrics inspired by state farm. Surprisingly great rates, but my race like that great like that drive safe like that I saved like that straight up fax great grace like a good neighbor State farm. Is there Chuck Sports? Our friends were talking all the time. Most heartbreaking moments You're on, Jack. I said, my husband to get an upset Nico take prints or any but the wrong printer..
Building Community for Demand
"Alright everyone. I'm here with clinton bets. The ceo of silicon slopes clint. Thanks for joining us. Honored to be here. Billy big fat of chat funnels demand giant jan summit. Two thousand twenty. You know twenty twenty s weird here. We are at an event. And you know. I'm just doing it from this desk. Where i kinda do everything so honored to be here my friend. Well it's an honor to have you clint. So let's get into it. I tell us just a little bit about yourself. I'm a lifelong you. John for what that's worth. I don't know that people care about that too much i sure. Do i have four children. I'm married. I live in southern utah. County i believe utah counties better than salt lake county for those watching. I will a non just getting. I don't care. And yeah. I started my career. I went to Actually owned a deli for while when i was super yang school got a journalism degree. Recommend anyone do that kind of pointless. Degree and i worked at a software development firm with a couple of buddies where we help build startups early stage products and then and then inside of that Software development firm we launched a little blog called beehive startups which became a pretty big community platform. And then You know more recently over the past five six years. I've been the executive director of silicon slopes which is a five one c three nonprofit. And we put that together. After you know behi- startups two guys. Traction and josh james and i started talking and then we started talking to ryan. Smith is to ceo quality and erin stoddard ceo plural. Cy and dave elkton. Who was the ceo of inside sales at the time about what it would mean to bring the community all underneath one umbrella. So here we are in you guys have done a great job with that So tell me about the silken slopes model. Clint while the consults model i believe is a little bit different than other profit models. I think as you look at it. And i think it applies to any business not just nonprofits because i don't know that we run. It necessarily even like a nonprofit to be honest with you although have being a five one. C three is important to us and there are aspects of it. That are very nonprofit. -i the silicon psalms model. I think a lot of people. If you're just a part of the tech scene or you're not part of utah in particular you may view it as like another chamber of commerce almost that kind of advocates for various tech issues Behind closed doors and has kind of these Events that you have to pay to go to and you can only attend if you remember anything like that was actually exact opposite of all of that We want it to be open and accessible to wall Everyone who wants to be a part of the community we believe has every right to be a part in community and should be part of the consultants community and so given that that was a stance that we took early on that we wanted the organization to be open accessible to all we landed on this model. The i believe many of the people who are watching would be interested in in particular as it pertains to how do you build a community around your brand. How do you build a community around a certain topic. And how do you do in a way. That's actually authentic and doesn't come across as though it's authentic but is indeed authentic and so what. We landed on his three buzzwords. To be honest with you billy And so what we say is silicon slopes five one c three nonprofit that empowers utah startup tech community to learn connect and serve. And when you hear learn connect are you likely like most people say those three words who cares right. And you know there's truth to that even but what's behind those for us and what we've built around these three words in these three pillars within our organization is the entire reason why we've seen any success if we seen any at all and i believe it's The way communities should be bill. Just my own opinion. And so i'll go through what each of these Three pillars mean to us as an organization and those watching kind of think about how they could apply at least some of these aspects within their own companies organizations so the first is learnt right And when we say learn silicon slopes what we're talking about is stories and what we're talking about is media and what we're talking about is Letting the community know what's happening and that's critical and i'm gonna talk Probably go pretty deep on stories Here a little bit later but when we say learn it's silicon slopes what we mean. Is we want you to know everything happening within the silicon silicon slopes community. And we want you to have plenty of resources available to you. It's not just news. Although that's that's a very big piece of it it's not just media and it's not just stories but it's also helping and empowering people to learn how to be better within the industry Better within their particular profession
New NBA owner Ryan Smith buys the Utah Jazz
"And there's a new owner of the utah jazz forty two year old billionaire ryan. Smith's purchase of the nba team was approved. This week. smith is a lifelong jazz fan and grew up watching them with his grandfather. Who died about four years ago.
Interview With Daisuke Tsuji
"Joining me as always is ryan smith ryan. How's your thanksgiving. It was good i. We're actually up at the in-laws up in northern nevada. I am literally in the middle of nowhere right now by my fed up as a little different but it was good. Good good family. Good food we got to help them. They're moving up here and so like building out this house and stuff so just being able to come up. Be with family and help out you know. Also still it's off my family and then Her her parents so it's nice to get away and kind of get away from lake tonics and the city and and just chill out is cold. The super bowl. How was your weekend. My my weekend was good. Just had thanksgiving with my parents or a nice little low key affair and help them cook a little bit. Which is always risky. When you're asking me to cook but everything turned out. Okay i think for the most part and everything. So that's a good sign but we are ready to welcome a very special guest this week. You know him as the voice of jin sukhothai in ghost of tsushima jonas all the way on on the weekend on some brief time off that he had dice que to is joining us dice. Katie how are you my friend. Thank you for joining us. Today are thank you. Thank you for having me Yeah a having a great time in london right now odds by first time being here so yeah. It was kind of jealous hearing about a thanksgiving meals nonexistent oak. Sorry you find alarm you find on the farm for this actually so yeah i didn't really get to do any thanksgiving thing But it i'm lucky to be working right now for an actor so can't complain. Fantastic first of all. Congratulations are in order. Congratulations on your nomination. For best performance game awards and goes. You're welcome and of course. Ghosts has seven nominations toll including best game. You'll let let me start there. How exciting that for you to be recognized in this game get as much recognition as it has. Oh man it's just not you know. I wasn't expecting it It's very exciting You know it's something. We all kind of wished in making it like the likes. Somalia plays Or she would like joke about. You can get nominated stuff like that. I never took it seriously but Now that it's starting to happen. It's it's very exciting Tumbling yeah but we'll see. I don't know i hope we win because we just had the one dog about this. We just had the joystick. The joystick award we were nominated for five categories in the last part do swept which you know they deserve it as well but we get just one of these the just one. Uh we'll take. John will take the so. I hope he wins. Some something i mean. Obviously like you know. I don't like it when they they're the awards are like being nice and they give one award to each game or whatever Obviously i don't want that but yeah just one one you know i mean this game has its legions of fans that have just fallen in love with it and it's easy to see why it's gorgeous. It's compelling it's such an emotional story or if there if you can take me back what drew you to this role. And how much did you know from the beginning because this game has been in development for a while yeah So i worked on it for three years. I got cast in two thousand and end of two thousand sixteen. But you know when somebody asking me this. I just had the the my first Comic con this yesterday. Online and in new york Con online and so one of the The meet and greets fans asked me. The question of you know what was it. Something something like that Similar to that question of why did you audition or something like that and to be completely honest The non-romantic answer is like well. It's it's a job money and living as an actor and so we dishes for everything now. What stood out for me with this role. Is that When i read the description of the character just like while. It's you know. I better book this or are you know. 'cause it's a fit fit the the role
Utah Jazz to Sell Majority Stake to Tech Entrepreneur
"Ryan Smith, co founder of Qualtrics is buying the team for a reported $1.6 billion. Qualtrics was sold to a S A P for $8 billion last year. Markovsky. Bloomberg Radio Adopt US kids presents What do expecting
Players blitz NFL with tweets about safe return
"And thank you so much for joining us seven am on the east coast this. Get up I'm Ryan Smith in for my Greenberg, and we will be with you for the next two hours with a lot to cover from the weekend, especially from the world of the NFL, because believe it or not, we're just fifty two days away from the Super Bowl champion chiefs, and the Houston Texans opening the NFL regular season as rookies from both of those teams will be the first players to report to training camps today, but a big development yesterday of NFL players took to twitter. Twitter yesterday to voice their concerns about the safety protocols put in place or lack thereof chiefs quarterback Patrick mahomes. Said this getting ready to report this week hoping the NFL will come to agreement with the safe and right protocols, so we can feel protected playing the sport. We Love Hashtag. We WanNA play. The saints drew brees. We need football. We need sports. We need hope, but the NFL's unwillingness to follow the recommendations of their own medical experts will prevent that if the NFL doesn't do their part to keep players healthy, there is no football in twenty twenty. It's that simple. Get it done NFL and seahawks. Russell. Wilson I am concerned. My wife is pregnant. NFL training camp is about to start, and there is still no clear plan on player, health and family safety. We want to play but football, but we also want to protect our loved ones again Hashtag, we wanNA play over the weekend NFL PA Vice President Sam. Acho gave this recommendation. If safety plans are not in place. The recommendations for some of the rookies, and also some of the players is to report right now we have a week until all the other ninety gas or supposed to report, and so as of now we're telling players get ready and stay ready, but if the NFL doesn't come up with these plans, you cannot show up.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell explains why he's against splitting revenue with MLB
"Battle is shaping up between Major Major League League Baseball Baseball players players and and owners owners which which may may derail derail plans plans for for getting getting back back on on the the field field with with the the Seattle Seattle born born star star at at the the center center of of it it all all A. A. B. B. C.'s C.'s Ryan Ryan Smith Smith with with a a closer closer look look the the league league preparing preparing to reveal a health and safety plan which would feature a shorter season and no fans in attendance team owners seeking to make up for that lost revenue with reduced pay for players Tampa Bay rays starter Blake Snell protest in the prospect of going back out on the mound for less than half the seven million dollar salary this doesn't make sense for me to log down not around my family not around people I love and carried away the last other players supporting snow saying the risk to their safety is too great for additional pay cuts after players have already agreed to a pro rated salary and they'll be commissioner rob Manfred says he hopes the league can strike a deal personally I have great confidence that will reach an agreement agreement with the Players Association it's safe to come back to work
Why Front's Series C matters
"I'm Alex Wilhelm and once again I have have denny Crichton with me Danny how are you doing. I'm doing awesome. That is that's enthusiasm. You are back in New York. I'm in Providence and I have to say I've I've had enough of this shit. I want some summer but the good news is despite the terrible weather and the time of the year. There is a gazillion things to get to. So I'm going to skip the usual faffing about and jump bright in. I'm going to start the show with front which I need you to explain to me why this particular funding round was such a big deal. Right you'RE GONNA kick off the entire show that so start with why. Hi the Health Care Front. Raise fifty nine million dollars in series C and Here's here's the deal. They didn't have a lead. They had no investors. There no lead V. V. C. WE KNOW Vision Fund. No no sequoia. Although Sequeira did the series B. on they actually lead with a couple of really prominent be to be CEO and founder so lasting Cassia and founder Mike Cannon Brookes octa CEO and Co founder Frederick Harassed Multiplex Co founder and CEO. Ryan Smith Zoom CEO. Eric Yuen. What's interesting here here is is? We're getting to these late. Stage growth rounds at a time when there's more growth money than ever and basically said now we're good we're just gonNA take from really prominent angels. Who all of that exited you know? Kind of startups and. So what's interesting here is twofold one is one the dynamic. VC industry which we can talk about more but to actually kind of the strategy here of front is a B. Two B. Product Arctic. Selling to other kind of B2B startups and so by taking this money from other kind of B. Two B. Sales centered Start founders and see IOS. They're really kind of like buying. I'm from their own customers so to speak right synchronicity. That's connecting the two together. So the fifty nine million dollar round had no lead. VC there was no like Kleiner liner coming in here right in the big check. I'm curious do you think that the disease that previously invested got pro rata in this round or do think it was all just money from these I guess executives turned angels. I think they've got Harada me. I don't think it was in the press. Release that they did but I am sure they did. I'm also not entirely clear that these folks took the entire round. I mean there could have been nate. Twenty or twenty five million dollars slug from around that was announced yama funding from a farm that was announced But nonetheless like the fact that it was positioned this way If you imagine in ten years ago this sort of round first of all wouldn't exist but this ground where we would said Oh a bunch of angels came in late stage. It'd be like well. This company must be doing terribly wrong Novi. ABC was willing to lead the round. Things have changed so much. That founder can literally say God. We got a couple of individuals around at the party. At the craps table they put in fifty nine million bucks. We're going wow unbelievable. They said no to everyone. It's amazing change in time. It is but also I'm kind of embarrassed by the number of people I know on this list. Like I know Frederick a little bit I know Ryan a little but I know Eric a little bit. I think I've met J. I mean I think I need to change industry industries because the the same eight people keep coming up. That's embarrassing to me. I need any new friends. Let's talk about what the company does front is be messaging kind of calms thing. It looks like email works for teams. I'm assuming this is kind of product aimed at customer support customer success kind of groups. Yes affront fronts. Innovation was really for a lot of top companies they have an email like support at techcrunch dot com or press at at Google Dot Com. Which is actually how we reach out to right? And so when that goes into Press Google Dot com on that actually gets centered and moved around the the thousands of people who are in Google Google to figure out how to respond to it. So if he's coming from an ad tech crunch email address like from us he goes to our tech crunch contact if it goes to APEC Asia. Pacific it'll go to someone who's live overnight overnight overseas and so basically thousands of people are accessing the same email inbox and so. Have you ever tried to do your own inbox with g million. No it's basically impossible with one goddamn person on the box. Now you had an hundreds of people all of whom are interacting with the same emails etc and suddenly. It's just a complete mess front. Took that and said Hey. What have we built in box from? Scratch zooming that. There are thousands of people or hundreds of people reading the same tickets reading the same emails. And how can we respond to it. Really really effectively. Huge problem tons of companies have it. They've been super successful. It's only a couple years old and what's interesting is actually the the founders are French It actually has a large Parisian office one founder Laurent Had A decade and enterprise. And then WHO's also female be to be founder of rare breed unfortunately in the industry who CEO up and she. She kind of came out of her master's disagree in two thousand twelve and dived into this and front. So it's a five year. Old Company raised one hundred thirty eight almost one hundred forty million bucks. An insane amount of money ended the speed was raise capitals crazy because their series of ten million was back in May of two thousand sixteen. Then Bam sixty six million early eighteen and then two years later fifty nine million so really. It's pretty frontloaded or backloaded. I'm sorry to kind of where we are in time now. I'm curious to see how much more capital they'll need to scale this to IPO. It's already kind of there. But certainly a lot of star power a lot of customers on this new investment and. I'm kind of curious that this is a trend that will see a flex from companies. That were so hot. We don't even need venture capital all the real stars of our industry the money in It's certainly a new way to approach it absolutely. I think one of the key lessons here at least for me was a company that really figured out product market fit super early on You know if you look at it was founded Five years ago it took two years to build out so uncork. Capital is sort of a firm that argues it focuses on product market fit. They raised three point. One million seed in October two thousand fourteen and then once they sort of got this product market fit. And it's sort of obvious today but looking back in time the idea that there d the SASS product to fix this team oriented email. inbox was sort of not a concept of. Now it's just scaling right it's all sales scaling And so we're seeing the rounds. Get faster and faster. Because they're repeated you you know the sales are repeating assuming the growth is repeating internally. The numbers look great. It's sort of classic SAS business I expect us to see as one hundred millionaire our club as you call it hopefully in the next year or two that there hasn't been announcement around the revenues but I expect it to constitute here about their W. two and a half year over year now has a pretty quickly quickly there probably. I Dunno just guessing. You're twenty thirty million era or somewhere in there and they'll be largest soon enough. Let's talk about the couple world through a different Lens. Though you have been looking at Tau really large funds cutting smaller and smaller Jackson. We're talking about funds at have billions in assets under management writing five seven million dollar checks which seems to make no oh sense. According to the old model of larger funds larger textile works otherwise. They can't really disburse the capital. But that's changing and I want you to tell you why because to fascinating fascinating kind of like nuance about today's venture capital market. Absolutely free front is a great example of this right. So here's a fifty nine million dollar check that no growth stage investor mister. WHO has a billion dollars ready to deploy was able to invest it and so we're seeing once again The largest funds billions of dollars. We had we talked about last week. Show I think we had twenty-one fundraisers that were over five hundred million last year. It was ninety one somewhere in that category so a ton of money deployed and so the idea that you would do early. Stage investments is nuts. Because you can't deploy million dollars a thousand times a year and so the challenges is like. Why are people doing this when I started asking if he sees the answer was well once the the cap tables in the series B and D are out there? They're locked it in a sequeira already in the a benchmarks already in the a founders fund the and they have the capital to deploy in the B A C D E F g all the way through the Sesame Street Alphabet All the way through and so by the time you get to the D. you have no access or in the case of front. No one had access suicide. Basically you have to lock in earlier in earlier and so even if you're the Softbank Vision Fund you WanNa throw four hundred million dollars in series d you have to be in the seed or the series. He's A to start to lock in that Barada to start locking in those early ownership rights. It just gives you more ball control later on because other people are going to kind of knock you out of the way to get around in place and so there's sort of this paradox. Where we're seeing? You know the the largest latest stage funds doing the smallest early stage rows and so that that was a really interesting dynamic that we haven't seen before yeah and the one thing to keep in mind that when I was learning about the BBC World you know maybe a decade ago. Now I was always told that if you couldn't find a new lead investor for the proximate round the next one. It was a very bad signal because it would imply that no one else in the market one to lead your Siri seafood areas to be and having Europe preceding investors. That were leads lead. Your next around was a very bad thing. Now it's entirely flipped on its head because capital is sufficiently unscarred so ample so much flowing around the people want to stay in a company. Preempt preempt that next round they want to lead be and then the as much of the capital to work as they can on a winner to ensure that they can return enough capital to make their large fund contractive enough to raise a second one. So it's a facet of there. Being too much money in the market is certainly a change. Compared to how things used to work it's actually an inversion but it just goes to show how in twenty twenty the way the world works certainly is at least in my experience new. I'm maybe it was like this back in the late. Ninety something but certainly it feels like a new chapter and I presume zoom. Welcome back to what used to be normal when there's less capital around but I don't see that happening for the next eighteen twenty four thirty six months so this this is the way it's going to be Danny presented for the next while.
Father and son charged in Woodstock emergency hoax
"Here's how that store the duck terrible would not approve of little father and son bonding time has ended with criminal charges listen to this vehicle to turn it around like they turn on some sort of Cyrus labor was put to call nine one one when she was followed by a pick up in Woodstock over the weekend it was blaring a siren and telling her to get out of the car now you would think that you'll be dealing with teenagers but actually there was a fifty one year old man that claimed he was the one on the PA system and recently purchased it and was shown at the his son who tries to Kenny Sears captain J. bankers as fifty one year old Ryan Smith in the seventeen year old son Luke both facing charges
Beyond the Helmet Hit: Who is Myles Garrett?
"Myles Garrett delivered enact that will define him for the rest of his. NFL career from now on no matter what he does people will always remember myles Garrett Eric as the guy that could have killed football player on a football field by taking his helmet and swinging it like a weapon. Brown's defensive end myles Garrett has appealed suspension for striking steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet. Who is the player behind that violent image Mitch burned into fans minds? ESPN's Ryan Smith sat down for extensive interviews with Garrett before this fateful season began today today. The story of mild-mannered pass rusher. WHO's now at the center of a football firestorm? It's Thursday November twenty first. I mean this is. ESPN daily presented by Dell small-business yesterday myles myles Garrett went to New York to appeal his suspension. What happened but let's remember this all stems from the game Thursday Night Ryan Smith is a correspondent and legal analyst for ESPN CLEVELAND Browns? Pittsburgh steelers and in the final seconds Mason Rudolph and myles Garrett get into who it and myles Garrett pulls off Mason Rudolph Helmet and hits them with and getting in there was myles Garrett. Ain't took the helmet off off and slammed him on the top of the head. Oh my goodness data and Garett an indefinite suspension at minimum suspended for the rest of the season and the playoffs offs myles Garrett is agent his lawyers they all met in front of an appointed artless common arbitrator for this James Thrash. A person I would hear this case former. NFL Player and presented his case. Any argued from precedent. He basically said that a couple years back. You're a player for the Texans. Antonio Smith swung his helmet at then. Offensive Lineman Richie Incognito for the dolphins and that earned Smith a two game suspension during the preseason and a one game regular season suspension so for Garrett and his people the arguments simple. That's what happened the last time something like this this happened. And that's what should happen for me. Knock a lengthy suspension. I'm getting right now Ryan Myles Garrett. Wasn't the only player involved in the news this today. Mason Rudolph also gave a statement from my involvement. Last week there is no acceptable. Excuse the bottom line is I should have done a better job keeping my composure. In that situation and fall short when I believe it means it'd be a Pittsburgh steeler a member of the NFL. What did you make of that? Here Mason Rudolph is on the day that myles Garrett is having his appeal hearing and he gets up in front of everybody and he apologizes for his. Is Babe you're in this. I found this stunning here. You've got a guy accused of attacking another guy getting lengthy suspension for it and on the day of the hearing the person who arguably I guess you could say has been victimized comes up and talks about his part in it and almost in some ways exonerates the aggressor and in a way showed that. Hey we all had a role in this and nobody should be excused. Everybody has a little bit of blame. I have no ill will towards myles Garrett great respect for his ability as a player and I know this you know if miles could go back you would handle the situation differently Ryan part of the reason I wanted to talk about this story with you is that you spend a lot of time with myles Garrett. You interviewed him for sixty this summer. You got to know him so I was wondering wondering where were you when you first saw the incident. And what was your reaction. I was at home and I was just kind of hanging out flipping through the channels stop by ESPN. And I see something involving myles Garrett and I. It doesn't really compute to me what I'm looking at. But then as I looked closer I realize is exactly what he did. And and I'm hearing the commentary I'm hearing the outrage but the first word that popped in my mind was why I would never ever in any way. Excuse the conduct. It's just an excusable no matter what happened but I spent better couple days with them in our reporting for east sixty and this was a guy who's introverted. This was a guy who in some ways is mild mannered. Heard if you can believe it and this was about as far as anything I would expect from myles Garrett based on the Guy I know what is it that brought him to this point. Well who has the guy you knew. What was it like when you met him? You know what's so interesting. I got to tell you the very first time I met him. He walks downstairs to sit in our interview chair. And he's wearing a queen shirt. He starts talking about Queen loves the group loves. The music is imploring me to go see the movie that kind of is myles Garrett in a nutshell he's exactly nothing like what you would expect from a guy who replays the way he does who appears the way he is his interest are so wide ranging. It was nothing like anything I ever expected. He loves poetry a tree. He's been writing poetry since he was a boy emslie. He walks among the missed unseen. Two most he doesn't exist. He loves COMEX. He's going to comecon this year to attend some events somewhere down the line. I left to go and not to species for. Hey I'm just here to house and finally the costumes. Maybe one day no just myself. He wanted to dress dragon. Ball Z. Character he he loves anime things like that at the beginning of the interview he said to me I was a boy who report Mama for other man to play Publ Myles Myles Garrett. The person is far different from myles Garrett the football player what did you learn about his upbringing. I mean this is a guy who came from a family of athletes so much talent athletically. His mom was an all American American in track. His sister won a national championship. In track is brother played basketball for the nets. And I'm not just talking about average athletes but really really top level athletes another flight. You can do anything like do whatever makes you happy. But you're going to play some sports. He had sort of this. Love hate relationship that that was more hate when it comes to football playing football at that time even though really didn't want to but at that time I really didn't care for bod playing coming back are you can't play vic so played off of the linemen definitely not for me. I played the game and good at it but there was something missing was Kinda and that passion for the game so it was kind of hard to be okay amounts. His First Love was really basketball and at one point when he was in high school athletic director wanted him to play football. so He's a look. You can play basketball as long as you play football. So how does does he go from being a kid who wasn't even sure if he wanted to play the sport to being the number one overall draft pick and it's a really interesting story when he was around around his sophomore year coaches sat him down parents in the room and they sorta gave him an ultimatum. So you're GONNA put your heart in it or you're not what you're gonNA stop waste of People's time laid it all on the line or you can bring your hips almond bus. Sit Down and do I really want this. Do I really WANNA play football. I'm all my life and they say this the get it. No you could be one of the best. It could be the best player in the nation. This guy is a competitor like he wants. That's to win. And I think when he heard that that it could be the best in the country that SORTA gave him permission to sort of go after people to be the aggressive to be fiery on the field. It wasn't about hurting people. It was about showing people that he is the best that he can be the best best and from then on his play chains really started piling up sack numbers by midway through his senior year. Now you got scores scouts else coming in to see him and as he says. Nick Sabin