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A highlight from YSA Thoughts on YSA-Led Efforts
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on leading saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. help us all follow Jesus Christ together. I'm Jared Pearson, and I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast At the Table. Welcome to the At the Table podcast. This is a debut podcast where we're going to discuss some important things having to do with YSAs and other people around the church and what new initiatives are going to happen. Specifically, we're going to follow some of the strengthening YSA principles that have been released by the church just recently. And here with us, we have a couple of new guests, and we'll go ahead and let them introduce themselves. My name is John. I'm originally from New Jersey, but I'm here in Utah at the University of Utah. I'm Mary, and I also live here in Utah. I like John, go to the University of Utah, lived here my whole life aside from my mission in Alabama. Well, awesome. We're happy to have you here. How long ago did you serve? I was there a little over two years ago, and I served in a little Spanish branch. Shout out to the Cahaba Spanish branch in Birmingham, Alabama. And then I served for 10 months on the campus at University of Alabama, as well as serving in the family ward there. I would translate all the sacrament meetings, and then I was called back to the Spanish branch to finish out the rest of my So mission. I got to know those two areas very well. They're very near and dear to my heart. That's awesome. John, did you serve a mission? Yeah, I did. I actually served here in Utah, just up in Ogden. So I didn't even know they needed missionaries here in Utah, but I guess so. Yeah, I was here about two years ago, and I loved it. So I just stayed. I just stayed here in Utah, and now I'm going to school. So you're both at school here. So what are you both studying? I'm studying strategic communications and Spanish. Big fan of communicating. Maybe that's why I'm here speaking on a podcast. My major is world languages and cultures for now. That's probably going to change. I don't know, but I've just always kind of had an interest in world languages and cultures. So that's what I'm doing right now. That's cool that you guys served missions and that you loved that and you moved to here. Can you tell us a little bit of your experience here and how you've collaborated with other YSAs and how you've seen that you've been able to lead? Absolutely. I have done a lot within my ward specifically, but also within the institute. And I know institute classes look a lot different depending on where you are living, but basically just being able to gather with YSA has been hugely influential for my life, not just in the way that I've been supported, but in the way that I've been able to serve and connect with others around me. And that includes during COVID, during the time that we couldn't really matter and what connection really is and how to make that time when you gather actually worthwhile.
Fresh update on "second guest" discussed on Mark Levin
"Obviously you can DVR the programs if you're not sure you'll be able to watch it live we're going to have Chip Roy on and Peter Twitzer on Saturday we're going to have Senator and Stephen A Smith is my second guest on Sunday so I hope you'll DVR and record the program if you can't make it but they're very compelling shows I really want to dig into this budget stuff I've been through the shutdowns for decades and decades many of you have been to their shutdowns and then their shutdowns and the media reporting already even in friendly media has been horrendous so if you wanna follow me through this and we'll break it one down step at a time please stick with us and you'll know more than anybody else be radio 77 radio 77 WABC this week That's pretty Now you know what companies looking out for you when they actually upgrade your service and don't charge you for it this is great news and for new and current PureTalk customers PureTalk just added data to every plan and is including a mobile hotspot with each one with no price increase whatsoever Now if you've considered PureTalk before but haven't pulled the trigger take a look again just $20 a month for unlimited talk text and a 50 % more 5G data plus mobile hotspot just 20 bucks a month folks this is why I love PureTalk that also happens to be veteran owned And only hires the best customer service team right here in America most families are saving almost $1 thousand dollars a year while enjoying the most dependable 5G network in America Now pound 250 and Mark say Levin to make the switch to PureTalk and you'll save an additional 50 % of your first month Again dial pound 250 say Mark Levin and make the switch to my cell phone company PureTalk today WABC traffic
A highlight from Guest Host Carl Jackson Predicts The Democrat 2024 Nominee Wont Be Joe Biden
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is The Mike Gallagher Show. Polls show that Joe Biden is really underwater. I mean, he's really facing, I think it's some of the worst polling for an incumbent president since Jimmy Carter. The Bidens had nothing to sell except the brand, which was Joe Biden. Hunter Biden sold the brand well, making the Biden family millions from China and elsewhere. The leader in the clubhouse remains Donald Trump. I actually called him after the debate and I congratulated him because I said, sir, you won the debate. And now sitting in for Mike today in the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Carl Jackson. All right, welcome to The Mike Gallagher Show coming to you live from the ReliefFactor .com studio. The number to call into the program 1 -800 -655 -MIKE, 1 -800 -655 -6453. Or you can check us out online at MikeOnline .com. I want to take the time to thank Mike for allowing me to sit behind his microphone and trusting me behind his microphone.
A highlight from Experts FLIP BULLISH on Bitcoin [Why?]
"In the beginning of September, when everyone said that this market was going to end September in the red, because that's what history had showed us, I turned around and said, no, this market's actually going to end in the green. And the reason why I said that was because too many people were believing that the market would follow the previous pattern. So let's take some stock of where we're at. Right now, as we stand, the market is 4 .34 % up in September. Today is the second last day of September. There's one more day for this market to stay above where it is today to actually remain in the green. And the good news is that if the market remains green in September, and we work on previous pre -harving years where the market was green in September, so we go back to 2015, we can see that the rest of the year was absolutely unbelievable. So I guess that's what today's going to be about. Today's going to be about whether the rest of the year is going to be bullish or bearish, and how you should be preparing your portfolios for the rest of the year, given the fact that in one day, we may actually get a government shutdown. So remember, today's Friday. It's a big banter. I've got amazing, amazing, amazing guests here. I've got Hasib. I've got Malcolm. I've got my good friend, Eli. I can't wait to hear what they've said. These are some of the smartest minds in the industry. Let's get the show on the road, guys. We've got a lot of things to do today.
A highlight from UNCHAINED: Heres How Sam Bankman-Frieds High-Stakes Trial Could Play Out
"Arbitrum's leading layer two scaling solution offers you ultra cheap and lightning fast transactions, all with security rooted on Ethereum. Visit arbitrum .io today. Toku makes implementing global token compensation and incentive awards simple. With Toku, you get unmatched legal and tax tech support to grant and administer your global team's tokens. Make it simple today with Toku. Today's guest is Nick Day, Coindesk's managing editor for global policy and regulation. Welcome, Nick. Thanks for having me. The trial for former FTX CEO Sam Bankman -Fried starts next Tuesday, October 3rd. There's been a lot happening pre -trial. For instance, Sam has requested release from jail multiple times and repeatedly been denied, including as recently as Thursday morning. My personal thought was that it seemed like all these requests that the defense was putting in at this critical juncture right before the trial was supposed to begin was maybe not the best use of their time, but that's just my personal opinion. I'm not a lawyer. Why do you think they made this such a point of focus in the last few days? Yeah. So I'm actually coming, you know, I was in the courthouse just a few hours ago where this very issue was brought up and the, you know, defense's arguments were, well, the first time we asked it was for pre -trial release. You know, this was right after Bankman -Fried was remanded into custody in mid -August. The second time was, you know, they were asking an appeals court to overrule the judge's decision to remand him and they lost that as well. In court today, the defense said, well, you know, now we want to ask for during trial, which is why we waited until this week to make that request. And they say that they want to, you know, the circumstances are different. They're not asking for Bankman -Fried to be released from jail in the weeks leading up to trial. Now they're saying, well, you know, during the trial, we're going to have to talk to him and check with him about defense witness testimony and cross -examination and things like that. So that's why we're making this request. And the judge didn't really find that compelling. And why do you think the judge has stuck to this position of keeping Bankman -Fried in jail? So in the judge's words, there's a couple of different reasons. One being that Bankman -Fried has had ample time to look at the defense materials. You know, one of the arguments was there are something like 1300 exhibits expected over the course of the trial. And the judge asked today, you know, were these all prepared and shared with you before, I think he said September 8th, so earlier this month. And the defense, they said, yes, we've seen all of this. We've had access to all of this. Bankman -Fried was out on bail for about seven and a half months. And so the judge's argument is, well, he's had time to look at this. You know, there's no surprises here. And he said that the defense has the chance to talk with Bankman -Fried in the Metropolitan Detention Center where he's currently being housed weekends during days that there are no trials. So, you know, the trial is not every weekday. It's going to be most weekdays. And he said, you know, you have the time, you have the opportunity, you are able to talk to your client. You're not really losing a whole lot. But he added kind of a, you know, made this ruling where Bankman -Fried will even be presented to the courthouse early on trial days where there's certain witness testimony that has to be discussed and let the attorneys just talk to him before the trial begins on those days. So he's saying basically, you know, you have opportunities to talk to your client and I'm going to give you more time to do so, but I'm not going to let Bankman -Fried out of jail. So the main focus next week as the trial begins will be jury selection. Tell us what you think that process will be like. It definitely will be interesting. I think it's probably going to be very boring from just kind of an observer perspective because it's a long process and we're going to be just sitting there watching this judge ask each individual, have you heard of FTX? Have you heard of Bankman -Fried? What do you think about cryptocurrencies? But it's going to be very interesting because this is the part where we're really going to get a sense of, okay, you know, these are the 12 or so people who are going to determine whether or not Bankman -Fried spends the next, you know, 10 to 20 years of his life behind bars and so I'm expecting to see maybe as mixed selection. I think if you pluck a random group of New Yorkers off the streets, some of them may have heard of cryptocurrency. Most of them probably will not have and they're going to be tasked with deciding whether or not one of the biggest figures in crypto committed fraud on the way up and on the way down. Something that was interesting to me was the prosecution said that they expected jury selection to take the better part of a day. I've seen some legal opinions that it will take longer than that. What do you think could potentially happen there and why do you think some analysts are saying that it would take longer? Yeah, no, I've spoken to a number of lawyers as well ahead of the trial, you know, where at Coindes we're trying to do a lot of kind of preview coverage, basically saying here's how it might go down. Everyone I spoke to said it will probably take a couple days. Part of that is because this is a fairly notorious case. A lot of people will have heard about Bankman -Fried and presumably formed some kind of opinion that would, you know, disqualify them from being a juror on the trial. I'm not sure where the DOJ is getting their estimate from. It's very possible that, you know, through the questionnaires that the jury pool is sent through the, you know, the kind of the mass selection process or deselection process that the judge engages in. Maybe that streamlines a big part of it by kind of, you know, reducing or like immediately filtering out the people who are most blatantly, you know, either knowledgeable or biased or otherwise have their own preformed viewpoints about the case. And so the jury selection might just be focused on, you know, those individuals who have made it through those initial filtering processes. But that's speculation on my part. I honestly am not sure if it is a better part of the day that we could see opening statements as soon as next Wednesday, October 4th, which would be a pretty rapid start to the trial. And Coindesk did some work to try to suss out what it is that Lower Manhattan New Yorkers might say if they were randomly picked for a jury. What did you discover there? Yeah, no. So Coindesk's Dylan and Victor went to Manhattan, downtown Manhattan to the financial district, and literally just went up to people and said, hey, we're with Coindesk. Have you heard of FTX? Have you heard of Sam Bankman Fried? And a fairly large part of this group just hadn't heard about it. You know, they weren't familiar with it. They weren't comfortable talking about crypto. They weren't familiar with crypto. And of those who were, you know, I think they found a fairly even mix. There were some individuals who had heard about Bankman Fried, some individuals who had only heard about crypto, some individuals who were very knowledgeable. They actually found a, you know, a Yahoo anchor who was the most knowledgeable about it, naturally, as you know, a reporter covering the financial space. But they also found people who were looking for jobs in crypto, people who were investors in the space. By and large, it seems to, you know, a lot of the people they spoke to just weren't interested or talking, interested in talking about crypto or in, you know, being part of this, being part of crypto. So if that is a representative sample of who we'll see next week at the jury pool, it'll be interesting because we'll see a large, potentially large, jury pool of people who aren't familiar with crypto. Again, on one of the biggest, you know, bang in on one of the biggest figures in the space. Recently, the defense proposed certain questions that it would ask the jurors and the government said that they felt these were quote unquote intrusive. What were some of the questions that were proposed and what was the government's response? Yeah. So, you know, the background here is both the DOJ and the defense team filed their proposed jury questions to help filter potential jurors. The defense team in particular had a number of questions about, you know, how these potential jurors felt about things like effective altruism, about political donations, about ADHD and people who have ADHD. And the DOJ response was really, you know, they felt that some of these questions, for example, about effective altruism and about political donations seemed kind of primed to or designed to prime the potential jurors to think, oh, well, Bankman Fried was trying to do all of this in service of this effective altruism philosophy. Therefore, he was trying to raise money to donate to better the world or designed to try and prime the jury to think, okay, well, you know, political donations is fine. So these allegations about breaking the law in the way he tried to donate funds maybe is, you know, overreach or whatever. And then the intrusive part, you know, treating just kind of this question of ADHD and whether or not people were, you know, involved with individuals who had it or the DOJ just felt that these questions were really designed to try and shape how the jury would see Bankman Fried as opposed to just kind of gauge their existing biases. And so the DOJ opposed these questions. And I think we're still waiting to see for sure if there's any public response on the judge prior to jury selection on Tuesday. All right. So in a moment, we're going to talk about different legal strategies that the defense might pursue. But first, a quick word from the sponsors who make this show possible. 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Fresh update on "second guest" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from AI Today Podcast: AI Glossary Series Data Science, Data Scientist, Citizen Data Scientist / Citizen Developer, Data Custodian
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hey, AI Today listeners. Want to dive deeper and get resources to drive your AI efforts further? We've put together a carefully curated collection of resources and tools handcrafted for you, our listeners, to expand your knowledge, dive deeper into the world of AI, and provide you with the essential resources you need. From books and materials, ranging from fundamentals of AI to deep dives on implementing AI projects, to AI ethics, tools, software, checklists, and more, our resources page will help you on your AI journey, whether you're just starting out or you're well on your way. Check it out at aitoday .live slash list. That's aitoday .live slash l -i -s -t. Hello and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Walch. And I'm your host, Walter Melzer. And you know, we really have enjoyed listening to some of you tell us about how you're using some of the content not only from our AI Today glossary series, which is not only available here on our podcast, but also on our website. If you go to cognolytica .com, we have our, in our resources section, this big AI glossary. It's got hundreds of terms. And you know, we update these terms. It's not like we write it once and we forget it. We find ourselves constantly updating them, especially as terms and terminology do continue to change, or maybe we make some clarifications, and of course, we add new terms all the time. So that's part of why this glossary series, you know, will continue for a while. So if you're not already subscribed to the AI Today podcast, you should be, especially if you're enjoying this specific content on the glossary series as we dive into terms. And you know, we're going to continue doing that on today's podcast, but I wanted to let you know that, you know, we also have some great interviews. We've already had some in the past with folks who are doing AI and implementing AI Today, some of our CPMAI practitioners, but also we have lots of things to share about use failures cases and of AI, and you know, we're entering some interesting times with AI, you know, successes and failures, you know, things that we thought might be great, turn out not to be so great. And then also things that we didn't really expect to work out are working out. Here we are, you know, six years after we started AI Today podcast, still talking about AI and not running out of things to say. As a matter of fact, in the early days of AI Today, we were a weekly podcast. Now we were like biweekly, sorry, semi -weekly. We're like twice a week. So, you know, that means that we got a lot, even a lot more to say nowadays. So stay connected, be part of our network and keep yourself informed and successful on AI. Exactly. And subscribe to AI Today if you haven't done so already, because as Ron mentioned, we have a lot of podcasts still queued up that we, you know, potential interviews, interviews that we already have lined up. So definitely subscribe to get notified of all of our upcoming episodes. But sticking with our AI Glossary series, we want to sometimes present just one term, sometimes present a grouping of terms so that you get a better understanding of how these terms kind of group together and why we're presenting them that way. So in today's podcast, we're going to go over data science, data scientist, and also the term citizen data scientist or citizen developer and data custodian, so that if any of these come up, at least you'll have a high level understanding of what they are. So data science, what is it exactly? Well, it's the domain of study focused on using scientific, mathematical and analytic techniques to extract useful information from data and translate business and scientific informational needs into the specific requirements for data analysis. So there's methods and approaches and tools that are focused on extracting, you know, those informational needles from data haystacks, and it's applicable to a wide range of business problems from descriptive to predictive to projective analytics. And if you're not familiar with those, we'll link to that podcast where we went over all the different types of analytics. And, you know, the idea and the domain of study for data science, it really deals with information at small scale as well as very large scale. And it does things like leverage statistics and mathematics and computer science, big data analytics and data wrangling to be able to provide answers to analytical questions. So as you can imagine, that's kind of the domain of study. But then what are data scientists? Yeah, and I think, you know, the data scientists obviously, you know, perform the role of data science, right? They are focused on the collection and analysis of data to solve these business related problems using these data driven techniques. So data scientists, you know, sometimes actually have that title data scientist, right? Sometimes they perform the role of data scientist, even if that's not their title. So really, it's more like the sometimes it's the mindset and the tools and the techniques, right? That's important. So what data scientists do is they translate business requirements into specific hypotheses or analytic ideas, and they go and extract useful information from data to provide the solution to those requirements. And so there's a couple of sort of tools and techniques that data scientists use to address these big data analytic requirements. Obviously, there's statistics, probability and math. Math is the language of data science, statistics and probability, and having a firm grasp on that and all those concepts, right? Then they also need, to some extent, ways to actually access and tools and technologies from manipulating, collecting and preparing large data sets. We had talked about in previous podcasts, data science notebooks as sort of the environment of choice for data science and tools like Python and R as languages, as well as even languages like Julia and Scala, but primarily Python and R for data science and data scientists. And then, of course, a grasp of algorithms and computer science methods for deriving insights, right? Building models, using algorithms and training data to do whatever the analytic task is, predictions. That's what machine learning models do, classification, regression, clustering, all those things, right? And then, of course, some grasp of data centric approaches, including data centric methodologies like CPMAI for running data projects, but also methods for understanding how to deal with testing and validation and data preparation. So there's a lot of stuff there. Sometimes you'll see data science as an overlap, a Venn diagram between skills and math on the one hand, skills in computer science and IT and another, and then certain amount of business and domain expertise that overlap is the data science and data scientist role in your organization. Exactly. And so sometimes, you know, you may not be formally trained as a data scientist or have that in your specific title. And this term citizen data scientist or citizen developer has started to come into the lexicon. And it's this concept that your primary role is not that of a data scientist. So that's not your official job title or you're not a machine learning engineer or data engineer, but you create machine learning models and other data science outputs through the use of no code and low code approaches. And so we had a podcast on no code and low code. Basically, they're using these tools, a citizen data scientist is using these tools to come up and help with, you know, creating their own machine learning models, but they're not necessarily formally trained and that this isn't their primary job. So you may hear this term citizen data scientist or a citizen developer come up. If it does, then you'll at least have an understanding of what it is. And there's also a term data custodian. So a data custodian is a person or group of people that are responsible for the safe storage, transfer and use of data. The data custodian is not a data owner, so it's important to understand that, but it just serves as an administrative role over the data. So some organizations may have a data custodian, and if they do, maybe you have data custodians at your organization. It's just really responsible for that storage, transfer and use of data. You want to make sure that you're doing it safely. So that's what the data custodian is. And we again want to present these terms at a high level so that if they come up in conversation, then you can say, oh, OK, I've heard of the term data science or data scientist. I know what that means or a citizen data scientist. But of course, understanding these terms at a high level is one thing and understanding how to put them into practice is another. And that's really where CPMAI methodology comes into play. So I know that many of our podcast listeners are CPMAI certified and we have thousands now across the globe that are CPMAI certified. If you're interested in learning more about what CPMAI is, I encourage you to sign up and take our free Intro to CPMAI course. You can go to aitoday .live slash CPMAI to sign up. And if you'd like to become CPMAI certified yourself, then go to cognolytica .com slash CPMAI, where you can sign up for the training. And upon completion of the training and all of the exercises, you will become CPMAI certified. Like this episode and want to hear more with hundreds of episodes and over three million downloads. Check out more AI Today podcasts at aitoday .live. Make sure to subscribe to AI Today if you haven't already on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Amazon, or your favorite podcast platform. Want to dive deeper and get resources to drive your AI efforts further? We've put together a carefully curated collection of resources and tools and crafted for you, our listeners, to expand your knowledge, dive deeper into the world of AI and provide you with the essential resources you need. Check it out at aitoday .live slash list. This sound recording and its contents are copyright by Cognolytica. 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Fresh "Second Guest" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"To see her turn an unlikable character into likable over 97 minutes. Flora is off putting it first, ignoring her son to go party in the club and making raunchy remarks to her remote guitar art teacher Joseph Gordon -Levitt. Eventually though, we realize it's a redemption arc of learning to prioritize her son, a forming mother -son bond that is actually quite charming when the credits roll. Best of all, Carney delivers new original songs that'll you leave humming. I'm WTOP film critic Jason Fraley giving Flora & Son 4 out of 5 stars. It's 143. 43. Here's John Meyer, VP and GM of Software Ventures at ArcField, encouraging encouraging agencies to keep focused and patient when employing a Zero Trust strategy. The journey to the you cloud? to join us. We'll be right So leaning forward and saying, do we do this in the cloud? Do we still stay on prem? Maybe we push most of this to the cloud. So it's journey a and especially for those organizations just keeping up to date, right? I mean last week we had July was July 10th or 11th. Microsoft came out the NATO summit over in Lithuania and said, hey, there's a word doc and it has a vulnerability in it, right? It can take over your systems. Those are going to evolve. They're going to continue to happen. So staying on their guard for what they currently have to do while migrating they're to their future position is really important. That's John Mayer, VP and GM in the cloud. I want Ready to break free DC? Get ready to make unforgettable memories in Europe Norwegian with Cruise Line book today and get 70 % off. Second Guest will even help you get there with free airfare for Second Guest. Plus, enjoy free unlimited open bar, free excursions and more. Visit ncl .com, call your travel advisor or 1 -888 -NCL -Cruise.
A highlight from Pleb Party, "Perennial Pastures," and Swan Private Macro Friday with John Haar, Steven Lubka, Sam Callahan, and Alex Stanczyk
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. What's up, everyone? Good morning. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. I can tell you what has caught my eye here is Peter has a new Twitter logo avatar thing here. And Peter, I want to know what led to you changing that. Dude, even I'm a boomer and even I know it's a profile picture. Twitter, what did you say? Twitter profile thing? Do they not call it avatars? They don't call it an avatar thing. No, they call it a profile pic. It's a PFP. Anyways, it's a it's a PiOS emblem. And I I've been I've been there since the beginning of the PiOS nation and I was playing tenth man. I was resistant to saying things like go PiOS and wearing the PiOS hat that has been seen all over Twitter. And I think mainly it's a it's a reaction to some of the the negativity and infighting that goes on in Bitcoin, Twitter. And this was a way for the stack chainers to just be able to concentrate on something that was fun and continue to stack sets because that's what they do and they do it well. And it just spread. It was kind of weird. It was it was odd watching it spread, as a matter of fact. And I think it's just a I think it's just a way to to focus on something besides macro, macro, macro and to have continue to have fun in this in this really just this crab market that is just killing people. So, you know, and I think that's just that's that's why I decided to change it. I eventually decided that if I was going to go for it, I was going to go all in. And that's that's what I've done. And, you know, the movement has gotten to the point where people like Mel are talking about or organizing tailgate parties in real life for Bitcoiners and PiOS fans to show up. And I think it's good that it really brings a lot of different people into the same kind of environment and sphere and allows for there to be communication about Bitcoin and about whatever concerns them and the things that they're doing.
A highlight from 117 Beyond the Story by BTS & Kang Myeong-seok A Memoir or an Official Wiki?
"What is book what the heck is this book what is it the main thing i got from it was like this sense of feeling seen and validated well why does it have to be this way this book was placed in my hand for this moment insightful learned a lot wrote some quotes that i'm ready to like paint on my wall i love this book that we just kind of pull out some some of the big things that we see and talk about a few different ones i apologize if most my contribution has k -pop references alternative book title the feminine mystique part two you're really just gay welcome to book club with julia and victoria we are two friends who find making and presenting power points on their special interest via super fun way to spend two hours on a saturday night it was the best time i had such a great time with you yesterday and we'd like to be your book friends this is a podcast for the books we just can't shut up about and this one is truly for julia and i'm here as the bestest of friends along with two lovely guests we will introduce in just a moment this week we're talking about beyond the story a 10 -year record of bts written by kang myung suk along with bts's interviews and translated by anton herr claire the first official biography charting the inception and rise of the global sensation kpop boy group bts and this is very much an official biography sort of by and about the company as much as about the artist so we're here to kind of talk about what exactly is going on with this book and bring in some special guests very very quickly before we introduce them if you'd like to support the show you can rate review and subscribe on any and all podcast platforms. If you're in the market for buying some books, you can go down into the show notes. Any book links that are there will take you to our affiliate page on bookshop .org and we get a very small kickback from those. And if you'd like to join the club, you can go to buymeacoffee .com slash book club with JB, where we have all of our archived episodes, a bunch of bonus content, all kinds of fun stuff. And that's it. Our special guests, husbands Adam and RJ are here. They have been podcast hosts since 2015 and can currently be found on the Ampliverse channel, hosting and producing shows like Did You Read the Group Chat, Showgaze, a movie musical podcast, and their own Boys Love series, where they recap idol survival shows like Boys Planet and Queen Dumb Puzzle, dating shows like His Man and BL series like The 8th Sense, and they're currently recapping Cherry Magic. Victoria doesn't know what any of this is. It's okay. The word salad.
A highlight from Ep384: People Don't Go To Reels To Find Podcasts
"I would recommend that you have a podcast as the top of the funnel because it's going to grow your business. It's going to support you because you need people to know, like, and trust you, I'll say on that podcast. You need people to know, like, and trust you. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And I was scrolling through a Facebook group, a Facebook group for podcasters. And why was I there? I'm looking for clients and I'm looking for guests. So here I am trying to see who it is, who's asking for help, who it is, who wants to be a guest. And I'm starting to maneuver through there. And this was just a few minutes ago. And once this ended up happening, I decided I needed to come to you and mention something that is thoughtful and that this gentleman, I'm trying to remember if his name is JJ, or if I'm mixing them up with, I read, I was on that scrolling through for a long time. Let's just pretend it was JJ. So that gentleman, he goes, I don't understand what's happening. I've been doing reels for, I don't remember the amount of time. Let's pretend, let's insert the word months. I don't know. But he goes, I've been doing reels for a long time and they're getting between 1000 and 3000 views, but I don't understand. Again, I'm getting one to 3000 views on my reels, but I don't understand why am I getting so few podcast listeners? And I think I was kind of feeling like an asshole or something. I think I was feeling like a jerk. Like I wanted to prove a point or something and I was frustrated and it gave me some weird thing in my heart where I wanted to freaking scream at this guy. And I kind of did. And I basically said, it's because people don't go to reels to find podcasts. People don't go to YouTube to find podcasts. People don't go to Facebook to find podcasts. And what I said to, we'll call him JJ, I can't remember if it was JJ or somebody else. What I said to him was, well, the reason why is people don't go to reels to find podcasts. I said it very matter of fact. And I felt like a jerk when I did it. I said it. And then all of a sudden, like all of these podcast coaches are liking and thumbing up my response to this guy. And so I felt at least like, okay, that's good because the people that really know they agree that people don't go to reels to find a podcast. So maybe I wasn't as mean or unthoughtful as I thought, but I did, I did jump right into it and like, I'm rolling my eyes and be like, bro, what are you thinking? You got to put your money into bringing people to the podcast, not growing a reel. It doesn't necessarily translate. It doesn't transfer over each and every time. There have been so many times that I go to Instagram, for example, and there's this guy that I really admire. I really respect. His name is Andrew Kuberman and Andrew constantly puts out good reels. Okay. I follow him on Insta and sometimes I'll watch him on YouTube, but I am technically subscribed to his podcast. I don't know that I've ever listened to his podcast through the podcast playing platform. And that's because I don't go to Instagram to find a freaking podcast and I'm scrolling through and I'm getting reels and I'm liking his stuff. And then I follow him. It doesn't mean he gained a subscriber and same thing. I've had clients, probably two or three clients, two are women. I remember the conversations very, very distinctly. And they said, I don't understand my podcast. Let's just say 3000 downloads per month, but my Instagram is still only getting five to 10 likes per post. And they're like, something's going on. And I want to say same thing as I said to, we'll call him JJ. It's because people don't go to podcasts to find people to follow on social. Yes, they might a certain percentages of them might some of the people that see me on Insta or LinkedIn might find my podcast. But if we want to really grow a podcast, there's two things to do. So get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Now get ready to take notes. There's two things that you could do. One of them is to guest on other people's podcasts. Why? Because a hundred percent of the listeners of that podcast, listen to podcasts. A hundred percent of the listeners of that podcast in your genre are interested in your genre. It's really easy if you're being on somebody else's podcast to have a call to action that says, check out my podcast. If you would like another free resource in this area, if you're doing life coaching, then you would say I coach coaches. And if you want to become a life coach, this is a good podcast and I've got a free one as well. Go over here. Or if you're liking what this is about entrepreneurship, I would recommend, this is what Adam says often. I would recommend that you have a podcast as the top of the funnel because it's going to grow your business. It's going to support you because you need people to know, like, and trust you. I'll say on that podcast, you need people to know, like, and trust you. Well, the podcast is how do they know you? So I'm hoping that you, the listener of that other person's show is who I'm talking to right now. I'm being interviewed. Remember in this scenario, I'm being interviewed. I say this all the time. I say, if that's what you're looking for, jump over to my podcast, it's called the podcast on podcasting. This is the value that we drop. I would like to see you there, especially if it can help you. And it's totally for free. Okay. That's a great place to do it. The next place it costs more money than just being interviewed on somebody else's podcast. Okay. And that is to do advertising. So you can do advertising on Spotify. You can do advertising on Buzzsprout. My team does advertising with private messages where we personally invite the person, each and every person that fits your perfect avatar. We reach out to them on Facebook, LinkedIn, and meetup .com. And as we start a conversation with them, we make it go to the place where we ask them if they've heard of your podcast and then we bring it to them. So what I'm saying here is you want to do a couple of things. Go guest on other people's podcasts because people listen to podcasts that want podcasts. Secondarily, make sure that you are doing some type of paid marketing, paid ads, getting in front of that person time and time again in other ways. And sorry, I was starting to get distracted by a phone call coming in. That'll be a lesson for me and you to just put our phones away because I could tell that it was somebody that was important. And I was like, I need to answer that. So getting back to where we were before I started stuttering more is I want you to be on other people's podcasts. It's one of the biggest, best ways that you can grow your audience. And secondarily, I want you to find ways of doing paid ads because that investment could pay you dividends. For an example, we had a client, his name's Alex. Alex came to us and he said, I've been going with this big package with you and I've got this other guy helping me. My podcast has been costing me a couple thousand dollars a month. Do you think I'm at a place where I could make money? And I was like, Alex, yeah, I'm looking at the numbers right now and you could make great money through your podcast. How much do you want to make? And he goes, it'd be great if I could pay most of those expenses. I said, how much? And he goes, it's a little over $3 ,000 a month. Do you think that's even possible? I said, yeah, sit down with me. So Alex and I just sat down and we talked about him making money through his podcast. We talked about how many listeners he has because he was doing a package with us that we were doing some marketing. And now that package costs a little bit more. But anyway, we were doing that for him and he had plenty of listeners. So I spoke with Alex and I let him know you're who to talk to and how to talk to them. So we did that. He went and talked to one person one time. He had literally one phone call and he got five grand a month and he had another phone call just a couple of days later. And he called me and he says, I'm making $10 ,000 a month through my podcast. Thank you so much. Because he went from a place of not knowing that he had that ability. He went from a place of thinking that this was an expense and it became more of an investment that paid him dividends. Think about that. A, I want you to go out and get on other people's shows. B, I want you to find a way to put out paid marketing. We would love to help you with that if it's within your budget. If not, reach out to me, give me a call and I'll share with you a few things that you could do without having to hire us. Awesome. I'll see you on the next episode. Oh, hey, because three of my clients came to me recently looking to find a way to have their podcast make the money instead of cost them money. We put together a resource for some of our clients and I want to give it to you as well. It's something that did actually seem to help because one of them is now making $2600 a month. Another one $4500 a month. And the third is making between $5 ,000 and $10 ,000 each month. And so it's been a resource that's been incredibly valuable to them. It's our sponsor sheet template. It's a template of a sponsor sheet and it gives you something that you can hand to potential sponsors. And hopefully also be making $2600, $4500 or between $5K and $10K regularly each month with your podcast. So this has been a contributing factor to helping all 3 of those clients turn their podcast into an additional income stream for them. And the way that you can find it is just going to our website, growyourshow .com. But put in forward slash templates, growyourshow .com forward slash templates. And then you can actually download that template and others that could be valuable to your podcasting experience. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from Elon Musk's ESG Con (Feat. Eric Roesch)
"Welcome back everyone, I am Cas Pianci. I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, Mr. Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing pretty well. How are you Cas? I'm doing good. It's early morning here, but today we're joined by a really special guest, somebody who's going to be chatting us through some really fun kind of concepts of fraud, individuals involved that I'm surprised we haven't discussed before. Eric Roche. How are you today, sir? I'm all right. How are you guys? Hanging in there. As you said, when we first jumped on, there's a lot of fraud in the world and it is hard to find the time to constantly look into it, which is your job. I reached out to you because I've been reading some of your Elon Musk work, which has been incredibly informative. I'm honestly shocked that Bennett and I have never discussed, I guess we've never discussed in an episode, Elon Musk and our issues with him. I mean, I've made a bunch of videos and stuff about it. Yes. On your personal channel you have. You and I, who I think we almost equally don't like this guy, have somehow avoided this topic. But Eric, your work on SpaceX and some of the permitting, the issues around the chemicals and the sheer like, I don't give a shit about these regulations, been on the front lines of this. Can you talk about why you're so into this, why you're so fascinated by it? I actually want to start with a story from 1959. This is actually a piece I'm working on. We're going to go to the corporate headquarters of the Chisso Corporation in Myanmar, a province in Japan. In December of 1959, the CEO of the Chisso Corporation, which was a chemical company, had a big PR presentation. The company had just installed a new water purification system for their wastewater system, and he famously took a glass of water out of the bottom of this purification vessel and he drank it as a PR stunt. Just that moment in time is really interesting for me because it was preceded by multiple decades of the Chisso Corporation dumping organic methylmercury into the Bay of Myanmar. It's an organic liquid. It goes to the bottom. It bioaccumulates as it kind of goes up through the ecosystems. The bacteria will kind of incorporate the methylmercury. It stays in the cells and it'll go up to the muscles and then the fish. Cats started eating it and they started showing weird symptoms. Children started getting sick. The effects of this disease have gone on and it's still actually going on today. The reason that moment in time is so interesting is that people knew in advance that there were problems. It was very clear that this was the one kind of chemical dirty company in the area. And so it was easy for people to point at it. And what's really interesting about that PR event is that that was forced to be installed because finally government took action and this is in 1959, but they actually didn't stop discharging that chemical for about a decade afterwards. And what's fascinating about it is that treatment technique was basically to get out particulates didn't actually treat the methylmercury. The other reason I bring it up is that for the PR stunt and the fact that it was ineffective and then also the costs over this huge period of time were something that shareholders in the company would have wanted to know. That's something that we would have wanted to discuss. And so that's why my blog is kind of focused on these kind of ESG topics, which has become this really kind of crudely discussed topic. But really, it's about disclosure and how fraudulent things, fraudulent risks can kind of manifest in ways that people don't understand until after the fact. That's where I want to start off that discussion. That's an interesting story you told because I'm imagining this executive drinking this cup of water to prove it's clean. And I'm reminded of a more recent political event that kind of aped that same imagery. And I'm, of course, thinking of Barack Obama visiting Flint, Michigan, after they had completed the first wave of fixing some of the water issues. Yes. And they were holding this big press conference and he makes a big deal of getting this glass of water, he says is straight from the tap, and he drinks it up to prove it safe. Do you have any thoughts on that imagery, that parallel imagery between those two? Well, the reason I brought it up is is specifically because of that. Well, there's also an example where Halliburton executive and I believe Dick Cheney was at this event as well. They drank basically a diluted version of the fracking fluid out of out of champagne glasses and I will see it safe. And it's really fascinating because it's like, you know, look at like basically that was the first example of that. And we keep doing that. And Obama, I think he's kind of at the inflection point of why we are where we are. And he's a really great Segway into like Musk and how he's become kind of untouchable. How are you drinking the glass of water still? Right. Because even if even if it had a toxic amount, right, methyl mercury is dangerous because it accumulates slowly over time and then works its way up to the food chain. So you could drink glass that has a decent amount of methyl mercury in it. And like that water isn't going to do anything. You have to drink that same glass of water. You have to eat those shellfish or those oysters, you know, every day for years. And then it builds up, kind of manifests in this debilitating disease that the Obama example is exactly why I still bring that case up, because it's like, have we actually learned nothing? I actually have an even more recent example of exactly the same thing, which is crazy. But I don't know if you guys are familiar, there's a YouTuber named Kyle Hill who does science science YouTube stuff. And he was invited to Fukushima because, as you guys know, they're going to be releasing this this radioactive water that they've accumulated because they've if anyone is unfamiliar, they've had to kind of take seawater, pump it into this completely effed up clear reactor core and basically make sure that it doesn't explode again. And they're storing this water because they don't want to just pump it straight out into the ocean. Well, now they're going to be pumping it straight out into the ocean after they've tried to kind of dilute it down and ensure that it's not super full of radiation. But they're getting pushback from places like China and South Korea who are saying, hey, we're not going to eat your fish anymore. We're not going to eat your food anymore. Like this is unacceptable what you're doing. To be fair, I don't think this is on par with any of the things we've discussed so far. I'm bringing it up because Kyle Hill went to a Fukushima tour and they did exactly what you're talking about. They pulled out bottles of water and said, here, everyone, look at this radioactive water. It's not even radioactive. You guys are fine. Nothing's happening. You're you're not getting hit. Your Geiger counters aren't going crazy. Well, it turns out that they're using plastic bottles. So this is, I think, theta radiation. It doesn't go through thick plastic bottle anyway. Like nobody is drinking it. Nobody is doing like any of the proof isn't actually proof. This is actually part of what we're talking about in that this is just PR shit, whether it's Obama doing it, the Fukushima plant doing it, or in the 50s, Chisso Chisso. That's the other thing. All right. So the Fukushima water rights, you look at the data they've presented. I actually think it's probably not a problem because it's above background. That brings up the question, why do we distrust it? Right. And the Chisso Corporation is a perfect example. Well, you know, the government's lied about this before. It's the same thing that leaves a lot of vaccine skepticism we see about these things don't just come from nowhere. Right. So you see, you know, these these kinds of paranoia.
A highlight from Taking consistent action for growth
"In this short episode I speak to Raul Karun Sharma about taking consistent action and the importance of knowing the purpose behind the actions we take in order to achieve our goals and to bring about positive change in ourselves and others. We discuss the importance of leaders adapting the leadership styles to their team members' individual needs and the concept of situational leadership. Raul shares his acronym BOLD and presents the business case for consistent action for growth. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Raul Karun Sharma. How are you doing? I'm doing very good Judith. How are you? I'm really good and you? Doing awesome. Awesome. What makes you awesome? It's the excitement to be in discussion with you. I had an amazing day so far and I'm looking forward for a conversation that will help our listeners. Brilliant. And do you want to share what's made your day so awesome? my It was daily rituals. I was able to commit to a few things which I was able to achieve. That really made me happy. I really recently started some lifestyle change in my daily routine, Judith, and I'm excited. It's been one week and I was successfully able to make it happen. Hey, that's really good. Staying to your commitments and getting things done like that is not always easy. Well done on that. Tell us a bit more about you. Sure. So I'm currently working as the head of learning and development for a global international company in headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey. Right now, I am focusing on establishing my public speaking business and I'm also a writer. I provide leadership training to all the employees of my organization worldwide. And I am focusing on right now at the moment, as you and me are talking, on my business of coaching. So I have been into this leadership training for over two decades and I'm very excited to share my learning, share my experience with the folks who are not part of my organization. So I can help them in meeting their goals, meeting their dreams and help them realize their dreams come true. Brilliant. That in itself is something very worthy. So that's a great segue into what we're going to discuss today. I know you do a lot of work with the mind and how we think things through. And one of the things that you focus on is how we can all take consistent action. Can you tell me more about that? Sure. So in my experience, I have seen that one of the prime reasons why we are not able to achieve what we want is we do not take consistent action. Action is something that will take us closer to our dreams, our reality. And one of the very critical reasons why we fail in taking consistent action is because we are not very clear about our why. Why we need to take that action. And I have realized in my personal life that once you know why you want to do it, you automatically your conscious mind helps you in taking that action. So number one thing in order for us to take consistent action is know our why. Why behind of taking that particular action. Okay, so when you say know our why, I'm assuming you're not meaning in terms of like Simon Sinek's why. Are you talking about the purpose of the action that you want to take? Is that what you mean when you're saying know your why? That is correct. That is correct. The purpose of taking action, as well as how that will change us, change the people around us, and how it will make us more meaningful, more joyful, and more happier. Okay, so once you know your why, then what happened? So once we know why that really creates momentum within us to take that action, and why it creates a momentum, because it gives us clarity on how things will happen once we take that action. For example, most of us, we want to take action to manage our lifestyle. Now, if we just want to manage our lifestyle, just because it is it is anything or it is something that has been done by many, that will not allow us to take action. However, if we want to change our lifestyle, and if we know our why, that why would could be, it will make me healthier, it may help me do more productive, it will help me do more more things, it will help me have a healthier lifestyle. That's what makes things happen for us. If we just do it for the sake of doing, then we will not be able to take that consistent action. So why is what is the purpose, what will happen once I take that action, and how my life life around me will change for better when we take that action.
A highlight from Heres How Sam Bankman-Frieds High-Stakes Trial Could Play Out - Ep 549
"Even though each of these charges, if you look at the DOJ press release says, oh, it contains a maximum sentence of 20 years or five years, whatever, it's not going to be consecutive. It'll be concurrent. So the estimate I'm getting from various attorneys that I've spoken to over the past few weeks is it'll probably be somewhere in the, you know, 10 to 20 year range. Hi everyone. Welcome to Unchained, your no hype resource for all things crypto. I'm your host, Laura Shin, author of The Cryptopians. I started covering crypto eight years ago, and as a senior editor at Forbes was the first mainstream media reporter to cover cryptocurrency full time. This is the September 29th, 2023 episode of Unchained. Thinking of launching your own stable coin? Start with the open source stable coin studio toolkit on Hedera. Start your journey at Hedera .com slash Unchained. Shape tomorrow today. With the crypto .com app, you can buy, trade and spend crypto in one place. Download and get $25 with the code Laura. Link in the description. Arbitrum's leading layer two scaling solution offers you ultra cheap and lightning fast transactions, all with security rooted on Ethereum. Visit arbitrum .io today. Toku makes implementing global token compensation and incentive awards simple. With Toku, you get unmatched legal and tax tech support to grant and administer your global team's tokens. Make it simple today with Toku. Today's guest is Nick Day, Coindesk's managing editor for global policy and regulation. Welcome, Nick. Thanks for having me. The trial for former FTX CEO Sam Bankman -Fried starts next Tuesday, October 3rd. There's been a lot happening pre -trial. For instance, Sam has requested release from jail multiple times and repeatedly been denied, including as recently as Thursday morning. My personal thought was that it seemed like all these requests that the defense was putting in at this critical juncture right before the trial was supposed to begin was maybe not the best use of their time, but that's just my personal opinion. I'm not a lawyer. Why do you think they made this such a point of focus in the last few days? Yeah, so I'm actually coming, you know, I was in the courthouse just a few hours ago where this very issue was brought up and the defense's arguments were, well, the first time we asked, it was for pre -trial release. You know, this was right after Bankman -Fried was remanded into custody in mid -August. The second time was, you know, they were asking the appeals court to overrule the judge's decision to remand him. And they lost that as well. In court today, the defense said, well, you know, now we want to ask for during trial, which is why we waited until this week to make that request. And they say that they want to, you know, the circumstances are different. They're not asking for Bankman -Fried to be released from jail in the weeks leading up to trial. Now they're saying, well, you know, during the trial, we're going to have to talk to him and check with him about defense witness testimony and cross -examination and things like that. So that's why we're making this request. And the judge didn't really find that compelling. And why do you think the judge has stuck to this position of keeping Bankman -Fried in jail? So in the judge's words, there's a couple of different reasons. One being that Bankman -Fried has had ample time to look at the defense materials. You know, one of the arguments was there are something like 1300 exhibits expected over the course of the trial. And the judge asked today, you know, were these all prepared and shared with you before, I think he said September 8th, so earlier this month. And the defense, they said, yes, we've seen all of this. We've had access to all of this. Bankman -Fried was out on bail for about seven and a half months. And so the judge's argument is, well, he's had time to look at this. You know, there's no surprises here. And he said that the defense has the chance to talk with Bankman -Fried in the Metropolitan Detention Center, where he's currently being housed weekends during days that there are no trials. So, you know, the trial is not every weekday. It's going to be most weekdays. And he said, you know, you have the time, you have the opportunity, you are able to talk to your client. You're not really losing a whole lot. But he added kind of a, you know, made this ruling where Bankman -Fried will even be presented to the courthouse early on trial days where there's certain witness testimony that has to be discussed and let the attorneys just talk to him before the trial begins on those days. So he's saying basically, you know, you have opportunities to talk to your client and I'm going to give you, you know, more time to do so, but I'm not going to let Bankman -Fried out of jail. So the main focus next week as the trial begins will be jury selection. Tell us what you think that process will be like. It definitely will be interesting. I think it's probably going to be very boring from just kind of an observer perspective because it's a long process and we're going to be just sitting there watching this judge ask each individual, you know, have you heard of FTX? Have you heard of Bankman -Fried? What do you think about cryptocurrencies? But it's going to be very interesting because this is the part where we're 12 or so people who are going to determine whether or not Bankman -Fried spends the next, you know, 10 to 20 years of his life behind bars. And so I'm expecting to see maybe as mixed selection. I think if you pluck a random group of New Yorkers off the streets, some of them may have heard of cryptocurrency, most of them probably will not have, and they're going to be tasked with deciding whether or not one of the biggest figures in crypto committed fraud on the way up and on the way down. Something that was interesting to me was the prosecution said that they expected jury selection to take the better part of a day. I've seen some legal opinions that it will take longer than that. What do you think could potentially happen there and why do you think some analysts are saying that it would take longer? Yeah, no, I've spoken to a number of lawyers as well ahead of the trial, you know, where at Coindes we're trying to do a lot of kind of preview coverage, basically saying here's how it might go down. Everyone I spoke to said it will probably take a couple of days. Part of that is because this is a fairly notorious case. A lot of people will have heard about Bankman Fried and presumably formed some kind of opinion that would, you know, disqualify them from being a juror on the trial. I'm not sure where the DOJ is getting their estimate from. It's very possible that, you know, through the questionnaires that the jury pool is sent through the, you know, the kind of the mass selection process or deselection process that the judge engages in, maybe that streamlines a big part of it by kind of, you know, reducing or like immediately filtering out the people who are most blatantly, you know, either knowledgeable or biased or otherwise have their own preformed viewpoints about the case. And so the jury selection might just be focused on, you know, those individuals who have made it through those initial filtering processes. But that's speculation on my part. I honestly am not sure if it is a better part of the day that we could see opening statements as soon as, you know, next Wednesday, October 4th, which would be a pretty rapid start to the trial. And Coindesk did some work to try to suss out what it is that lower Manhattan New Yorkers might say if they were randomly picked for a jury. What did you discover there? Yeah, no, so Coindesk's Dylan and Victor went to Manhattan, downtown Manhattan to the financial district, and literally just went up to people and said, hey, we're with Coindesk. Have you heard of FTX? Have you heard of Sam Bankman -Fried? And a fairly large part of this group just hadn't heard about it. You know, they weren't familiar with it. They weren't comfortable talking about crypto. They weren't familiar with crypto. And of those who were, you know, I think they found a fairly even mix. There were some individuals who had heard about Bankman -Fried, some individuals who had only heard about crypto, some individuals who were very knowledgeable. They actually found a, you know, a Yahoo anchor who was the most knowledgeable about it naturally as, you know, order covering the financial space. But they also found people who were looking for jobs in crypto, people who were investors in the space. By and large, it seems to, you know, a lot of the people they spoke to just weren't interested or talking, interested in talking about crypto or in, you know, being part of this, being part of crypto. So if that is a representative sample of who we'll see next week at the jury pool, it'll be interesting because we'll see a large, potentially large, jury pool of people who aren't familiar with crypto. Again, on one of the biggest, you know, bang in on one of the biggest figures in the space. Recently, the defense proposed certain questions that it would ask the jurors and the government said that they felt these were quote unquote intrusive. What were some of the questions that were proposed and what was the government's response? Yeah. So, you know, the background here is both the DOJ and the defense team filed their proposed jury questions to help filter potential jurors. The defense team in particular had a number of questions about, you know, how these potential jurors felt about things like effective altruism, about political donations, about ADHD and people who have ADHD. And the DOJ response was really, you know, they felt that some of these questions, for example, about effective altruism and about political donations seemed kind of primed to, or designed to prime the potential jurors to think, oh, well, Bankman Fried was trying to do all of this in service of this effective altruism philosophy. Therefore, he was trying to raise money to donate to better the world or designed to try and prime the jury to think, okay, well, you know, political donations is fine. So these allegations about breaking the law in the way he tried to donate funds maybe is, you know, overreach or whatever. And in the intrusive part, you know, treating just kind of this question of ADHD and whether or not people were, you know, involved with individuals who had it or the DOJ just felt that these questions were really designed to try and shape how the jury would see Bankman Fried as opposed to just kind of gauge their existing biases. And so the DOJ opposed these questions and I think we're still waiting to see for sure if there's any public response on the judge prior to jury selection on Tuesday. All right. So in a moment, we're going to talk about different legal strategies that the defense might pursue. But first, a quick word from the sponsors who make this show possible. 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Recently, the defense did propose a number of witnesses, but the judge denied most of them. Who were these proposed witnesses and why were they denied? Yeah, so the DOJ and defense both had a number of proposed expert witnesses. The defense in particular had a number of individuals that they said could speak to everything from the terms of service that FTX operated under to the FTX software to just rebutting certain DOJ witnesses. The judge basically said he agreed with the DOJ in rejecting all of these proposed witnesses. There were seven. He did allow the defense to call for four of them later on, but they have to meet certain requirements and fill out certain disclosure forms first. A big part of the judge's reasoning was the witnesses had just not adequately explained what they wanted to testify about or what they would say, and so they didn't have or he didn't have enough information to allow them to testify, which was functionally the DOJ's argument as well. That being said, some of these proposed witnesses are intended to act as rebuttal witnesses to DOJ's witnesses. I know we're saying the word witnesses a lot, but that's what it comes down to is four of these witnesses could come back and respond to, you know, either FTX intercircle members who are testifying on behalf of the DOJ. One of the potential witnesses that the defense can call forward is someone who can speak to the actual technical software underlying the, you know, FTX program, again, in response to DOJ witnesses. The judge did completely ban, for example, a British barrister who was supposed to explain the FTX terms of service as well as someone who was supposed to speak to kind of the crypto industry at large, saying that, you know, those witnesses and that proposed testimony seemed a bit too far afield from what the case would be about and could probably do more to confuse the jury than to clarify anything. And SPF's team also wanted to block a proposed government witness that was also denied. Who was that and why did the judge deny that motion? The DOJ proposed a University of Notre Dame professor to testify about some forensic analysis he did on FTX financials. The defense objected. They said that this witness would basically just reiterate the DOJ's claims, the allegations, but the DOJ argued that he was doing his own analysis of the data he had access to. And so it wouldn't just be stating the DOJ's claim. He would be providing his own expert insight based on his own work, you know, examining the databases that he had access to. And the judge agreed with that and said that based on what he'd saw and based on what the witness disclosure had provided, the witness was likely just speaking to his own expertise and looking at actual data as a third -party expert witness might do. And so those witnesses are allowed right now. We're still waiting on the full and final witness list, but we now know that there are probably at least a dozen witnesses that we're going to hear from over the next six weeks. And who are the ones that stick out to you on that list? I think the cooperating witnesses, so the FTX inner circle, that's former Alameda Research CEO Carolyn Ellison, former FTX director for engineering Nishat Singh and Gary Wang. I forget which one of them was the director of engineering. The other one was a fellow executive, but you know, these are the three individuals I think we're going to hear from probably first, maybe. Might hear from them as soon as next week, not certainly the week after. They're the ones who were in it, right? They were involved in this. They were part of FTX. They were part of the highs. I think we're going to probably hear from them, you know, how FTX might've fallen apart. I know from court filings, we know that DOJ wants to ask Carolyn Ellison about the FTT token and allegations that Sandbank and Freed was directly involved in trying to argue for Alameda to take a large sum of it and to potentially allegedly manipulate the price. So I think that testimony is going to be really interesting just because, again, it's the firsthand account of what happened. We're also probably going to see the defense try and discredit these witnesses to the extent possible, right? Straight out of the gate saying, well, you know, you weren't threatened with jail if you didn't testify in turn against your former boss. So I imagine we're just going to hear arguments like that from the defense during cross -examination, but either way, I think this is going to, you know, those are the three witnesses I think we're looking forward to most right now. And then once we're past that kind of initial surge of FTX insiders, that's when we'll get to kind of more, I don't because I don't think that is the right word for it, but, you know, people who are looking at it from kind of the, you know, again, forensic analysis perspective, people who are going to be able to kind of dig through and say, all right, well, you know, we've looked through the smoking remains and here's what we found. And I think that will also be interesting because it'll be really a third -party perspective on, you know, here's how this thing was set up and here's where things may have gone wrong or here's where things may have fallen apart. And getting a third -party perspective on that I think is going to be really fascinating because there'll be, I assume, a bit more objective about it than, you know, people who built it and worked on it maybe could be. One other kind of motion that happened this week that was pretty interesting or development, I should say, is that the judge did allow SPF's team to ask some of the witnesses about their drug use. What do you think will be the significance of that line of questioning? I think that goes back to, you know, a witness, cooperating FTX inner circle member saying, while we were at FTX, Sam directed us to manipulate FTT, whatever, you know, just speculating what someone could say. And the defense comes back and says, well, you know, are you sure that's what he said? Were you high at the time of these conversations or were you engaged in recreational drug use during the time you were running this company? You know, if I'm a member of the jury and I hear, okay, well, everyone was partying and on drugs and doing weird stuff or, you know, potentially, you know, in an altered state of mind, that might shape how I view the, you know, the defendant, the verdict, the whole case. So the judge did say that prior to making those, you know, kind of questions, the defense has to notify the prosecution and the judge about it. So it's not going to be a case of like they'll blindside the witnesses about this, but I imagine that's going to kind of go back to this effort to try and say like, okay, you know, Bankman Fried wasn't doing something wrong on his own or intentionally, it's just that things fell apart, but they were well -intentioned. The defense is going to attempt to, I think, pin some of the blame on legal advice that Bankman Fried received. How effective do you think that argument will be at trial? That's a really hard question to answer. I think the problem that the defense has is there's really no denying that FTX fell apart and it fell apart in like a very dramatic fashion, right? The day it filed for bankruptcy that evening, what, a couple hundred million dollars or tens of millions of dollars worth of crypto was stolen, I think. I forgot the exact amount, but you know, it was a pretty dramatic way to cap off what was already a chaotic week. So the problem the defense has is they can't say, well, FTX is fine. And so they're leaning on this advice of counsel defense. Their argument is going to be, you know, Bankman Fried was well -intentioned. He told his lawyers everything he wanted to do, and he did everything they told him to do. And so because it all fell apart, you can't really pin that on Bankman Fried. You have to look at the advice he was given and the information he was acting on. And so I guess part of the problem that the defense might have here is did they share or did Bankman Fried share everything he wanted to do with his attorneys? Did the attorneys have all the information and did he do exactly everything the way his attorneys told him to? And I don't know, you know, I'm sure we'll see answers to those questions over the next, you know, six weeks or so, but that seems to be kind of how that might play out. And it's going to be an interesting argument for sure. But again, I think it goes down to the central problem of FTX for sure collapsed and how you respond to that. One other issue is that the judge did rule that the prosecution could mention SPF's political donations. And there are charges specifically related to that that will be tried in a separate trial next year. So why were those allowed in this case? So this is where we get into what has become one of the new fun parts of being a court reporter in this case is Bahamas extradition treaties. So the original indictment that Bankman Fried was charged with back in December of 2022 did include campaign finance violations as one of the charges. But because it did not appear in the charging document that the Bahamas Police Department had, there's a Bahamas National Police, something like that, Bankman Fried's defense team successfully argued that they could not bring that charge right now because he had agreed to be extradited on the first seven charges, which were wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and bodies fraud, et cetera. So what it seems like is going to happen is the prosecution is going to try and fold all of that into all the political donation stuff into the other charges, into the wire fraud charges, and say, well, you know, we have the evidence, we have the allegations, and here's what you have to look at what that means for the next trial. And, you know, you're absolutely correct. There is another trial currently tentatively scheduled for either March or April 2024, next spring, either way, where we will be going through all of this again. But a lot of that is dependent on the Bahamas. And yeah, we could probably talk about that for another hour if you wanted to. All right. Well, we'll leave that for another episode. But one thing I did want to ask about is earlier in this interview, you said that his sentence was likely to be in the range of 10 to 20 years. And obviously, you know, there's many charges and we don't know which ones he'll be found guilty of and which ones he won't. But how are you coming up with that estimate? So yeah, I should definitely be more precise there. So I personally am not a lawyer or an expert in this. I have spoken to a number of lawyers about this. And what they said is, if you have a defendant who is found guilty, so these assumption here is that he is convicted on at least one of these charges. But if he's found guilty on even several of the charges, because all of the conduct is similar, because it's all kind of identical conduct at the core, a judge, when making a sentencing determination, will basically fold all the charges into each other, right? All the conduct. And so even though each of these charges, if you look at the DOJ, press release says, oh, it contains a maximum sentence of 20 years or five years, whatever. It's not going to be consecutive. It'll be concurrent. So the estimate I'm getting from various attorneys that I've spoken to over the past few weeks is probably be somewhere in the, you know, 10 to 20 year range. Some estimates came down as low as five years, some as many as 36 years. But they all seem to base that on just kind of the allegations, the charges themselves combined with the amount of money allegedly lost, which is more than 50 million, combined with the severity and all of that. Yeah. And so 50 million is sort of like some thresholds because I think it goes in levels of severity. Yeah. And the higher the number goes, the longer the sentence. However, that's the largest threshold, obviously. Yeah. I literally looked up the federal sentencing guidelines, which by the way, is a very confusing document. I did not understand it. So I asked someone else to explain it to me, but yeah, it's the different thresholds that you mentioned. And it starts with the, I think the thousands range and then just kind of escalates up and 50 million seems to have been the uppermost that they had. So it's 50 million plus. I think the allegation is something like 10 billion loss from FTX. So 10 billions, a hair more than 50 million. Just as many multiples. So that will probably be kind of the way they calculate it, probably. And again, this is dependent on if he's convicted on one or more charges and all sorts of stuff. Yeah. Okay. Well, we will have to see how all that plays out. Thank you so much for explaining all of this on Unchained. Thanks for having me again. Always great to talk to you. Yes. Same here. Don't forget next up is the weekly news recap today presented by veteran crypto reporter and Columbia University night budget fellow, Michael Del Castillo. Stick around for this week in crypto after this short break. Join over 80 million people using crypto .com. One of the easiest places to buy, trade and spend over 250 cryptocurrencies.
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"Welcome to the Heart for God podcast. With many years of experience pastoring and helping to start churches, Dr. Jim Townsley has some practical and biblical advice that can be a great help to you and your ministry. On this podcast, Dr. Townsley and other guests with special expertise cover a variety of topics. His goal is to help you lead your church to be a healthy, strong, and balanced ministry, and for your family to be happy, healthy, and living for the Lord. Welcome to the podcast today. I'm glad that you joined us. I have with me here Brother Matt Barber, and he is an evangelist. He's been at our church since Sunday. This is now Wednesday, so he's had several opportunities to speak to us and preach the Word of God. Matt, it's good to have you with us this morning. Good to be here. It's a pleasure. So I want you to just say a little bit about your background, who you are, your family, what God has called you to do, and where you were before. Well, I was raised in a pastor's home. I had great opportunities to hear the gospel. I got saved as a child. When I was 16, the Lord finally got a hold of my heart, and I surrendered to him, and that's when I felt called to preach. I went on to Bible college. I went to Baptist College of Ministry up in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, back in the early days of the college there, and that's where I met my wife. So a lot of good things happened in those days. And then our first ministry was in Woodridge, Illinois, where I went there as an assistant pastor. So that's in the Chicago area? Yep, that's right, southwest suburbs of Chicago. And within six months, I found myself the pastor of the church, and we stayed there for 13 years. And you have family? Yes, sir. Yep. So my wife, Chelsea, and then we have five children, and so the Lord's blessed us richly. And the years at Woodridge were wonderful. We learned a lot. The church grew. It had been through a lot, and we were kind of in a re -establishing, rebuilding phase at the church. And then in 2018 and 2019, I began to feel the Lord stirring my heart towards evangelism, and that's where I felt called originally. And by 2021, the Lord finally gave us the green light, and we stepped out by faith. And so we've been traveling full -time now the last two years. So stepping out by faith is no small exaggeration, because for an evangelist, to get started, people don't know you, they don't know your name. So how does that all come about? How do you end up getting meetings? Well, that's a good question. When I first announced it to our church, they were shocked that we were moving on, but I felt that the church was ready for another hand at the till, so to speak. The church was established, and I guess they thought that I was going out into evangelism by popular demand, and that was not the case. I didn't have anything on the schedule, and I was just trusting the Lord. I expected to be working full -time or part -time as we got meetings lined up, but God and His mercy just allowed the meetings to come in. And they didn't come in all at once, but the Lord stayed ahead of us by three or four weeks or a month or two, and He just filled up our year. We found ourselves traveling two or three weeks a month, plus Sundays and Wednesdays here and there, different places that first year. This second year has been a lot more busy. We spent the whole summer just packed all the way through. We're out west and got to see some beautiful country. But the best thing is we've been seeing God's blessing and seeing God just confirm the step of faith with meetings and with fruit. Dr. Darrell Bock So you're traveling with your family. So you've got a pole -behind trailer, and you've got seven people in that thing. How do you live in that? David Jones Well, you know, the Lord already provided the Ford Excursion. That's right. It's a 2002 Excursion. It's the gas kind, the gas guzzler, but we already had the Excursion, and when the Lord was stirring us up to go, of course, the first question is, can we do this? And the first thought is, no, we can't do this. This is impossible. But then we began to look into it, and we found some pole -behind travel trailer options that would work for our family. In fact, we only found one option big enough that I could actually haul with our truck. And so it's got several slide -outs, and it has a lot of roomy space for the kids to sleep. I say roomy in relative terms, but it works for us. It's tight, but we've been doing fine the last couple of years. Dr. Darrell Bock So you've been a pastor. Now you're traveling as an evangelist. There's got to be a pretty good perspective you have. What is the difference in what are some of the things that people might be interested in, the difference between being a pastor and being on the road as an evangelist? David Jones Well, there's some stark differences, and I guess just going back to the root of it is there are two different gifts in the Bible. We have them listed in Ephesians, Chapter 4. Of course, you have the foundational gifts of the apostles and prophets. Those are no more because the foundation has been laid. But then it goes on to mention evangelists and then pastors and teachers, and I think pastor -teacher is kind of the one idea of pastoring and teaching a flock. So what is the evangelist? Well, if you think about it in the order of events, before you have a church, you have to have gospel preaching so people can be saved so you can have a church, right? So evangelist, an the word evangelist comes from the word evangel or gospel. So an evangelist preaches the gospel, but all of us do that, right? But it's a special gifting that focuses on the gospel. So as an evangelist, I think God gives a special desire, burden, boldness, or even I think also clarity in preaching the gospel so that people can understand. And that's not something to boast of, it's just something that God begins to reveal what your strengths are, what his giftings are. So evangelism is a pioneering gift. Oftentimes evangelists will plant churches, but that's not always the case. My older brother Nathan is a pastor. He planted a church. He would not call himself an evangelist, but he planted a church. So God can use different gifts for different things. I was an evangelist, but I was pastoring for 13 years. But the whole time, I knew I was an evangelist who was trying really hard to be a pastor. It's hard to explain that, but I knew that. But I'm thankful for that background so I could understand the ins and outs of being a pastor and how a church works. But an evangelist is a pioneering gift. You lay the foundation. But an evangelist can also be a restorative gift. I think of Paul. Obviously Paul was an apostle, but if you look at the way he traveled, he was trailblazing. And that's not something just an apostle can do. There were others who did that. In fact, when Paul and Barnabas split up, Barnabas took Mark, and he went off in a different direction doing the same thing that Paul was doing. So there were many who were traveling around in an itinerant way, preaching and laying new foundations through church planting. But then Paul continuously came back and had a desire to circle back and establish and strengthen the churches that he had been a part of. Well, that's itinerant work. I think in America we see a lot of the typical evangelist who travels itinerantly, preaches revival meetings. But that's not unfounded. There's a basis for that in Scripture. I just think the evangelist is more than a revival man. An evangelist can plant churches. An evangelist can go to the mission field. But I think there is a desire in evangelists to not only plant or lay a foundation, but then to be used of God to establish or to even bring an outside perspective that can help a church. And the pastor is there day in, day out. God uses that outside perspective and that special outside gifting to complement the pastor and to help the church grow. Dr. Darrell Bock So what would you say your goal is? As you go from church to church, what is your purpose and goal? What do you feel you want to accomplish by doing that? Dr. Mark Bock Well, a lot of evangelists focus on the word revival, and that's a good word. It's actually more of an Old Testament word, although we see the concept in the New Testament as well. But basically the way I look at it is churches need to thrive and new churches need to be started. My role in that would be to preach the gospel so folks can be saved. But then if I'm going back through established churches, then my goal is to see churches restored, revived to a place where they can grow again. And obviously individuals in that church being, to use another word, quickened. David talked about that. He says, quicken thou me according to thy word. And I think the evangelist can be used of the Lord to have God's power to open eyes, to quicken, to revitalize a church so they can grow. Not that he brings revival with him. Not that he has anything better than the pastor has. But it's a different gifting that complements the work of the pastor. Dr. Darrell Bock So a different train of thought here. From the perspective of a pastor, having an evangelist come into your church, how can a pastor best prepare to have an evangelist come, and how can he take care of him while he is there? Well, I mean, going back to Ephesians 4, they're called the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the church, right? So the pastor, I think people see that clearly, the pastor is a gift to a church. If you have a pastor, you have a gift. God has gifted and blessed your church. But I think sometimes pastors forget that the evangelist is also a gift to the church. And there are many pastors now who aren't having evangelists for various reasons. And I would say they're robbing their church from a gift that God wants to give them. Not because the evangelist is so special, because it's a gift God designed for the health of the church. So knowing, seeing it as a gift that God has established, make room for it, you know, promote it.
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"Hey you, have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to The Eric Mataxas Show? Well welcome, tune in, and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks, welcome. I'm excited to have back as my guest Katie Faust. Faust, Katie Faust. New book called Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Katie, welcome back. So good to be with you. You've got a nice little feature in my storyline of authoring. I didn't write my first book until you were like, Katie, you need to write a book. And I was like, I don't have time. And you're like, well, then your little global children's rights movement is going nowhere. And I was like, well, then I guess I write a book. So credit to you for getting Stacy and I into the official publishing world because we wouldn't have done it without your coercive prompting. Wow, that's terrific. Now, the problem is biblically you have to tithe unto me after the order of Melchizedek. That's biblical since I was the one behind this. And you are without genealogy and eternal, is that how this is working? Well, this is Salem radio, so I guess it all makes sense now. Oh, my God. Oh, that is creepy. The priest of Salem, Melchizedek. All right. I love the fact that tons of people are saying, what, what, what are you talking about? Read your Bibles, people. All right, I don't have time. So Faust, Katie you are your organization is called Them Before Us. Talk about that a little bit before we get into the new book. Yeah, well, I am really passionate about two things. One is when it comes to the changes in culture, law and technology that are taking place in our world today. I'm very passionate about don't touch the kids. Leave the kids alone when it comes to changes in marriage, family, parenthood, reproduction. And right now the world is looking at kids and they're like, those are accessories that I can cut and paste into any and every adult relationship. So the first book is about no children have a right to be known and loved by their mother and father. All adults need to conform to those rights. So whatever is going on in your personal life, leave the kids alone. But I'm also very passionate about something else, and that is leave my kids alone. Don't touch my kids. But that's very challenging because this culture is insane and it's absolutely after our kids. They are hell bent in destroying children's life, family, mind and body. And they do that highly and very effectively through indoctrination, whether that comes through the schools, whether it comes through social media, whether it comes through mainstream media, their friend group, sometimes infiltrating their churches. And so my co -author Stacey and I have written a book about how we have been able to raise collectively our seven kids between our two families in one of the most hostile, progressive cities in the world, Seattle, and largely sending them to public schools. And you can't capture our kids. Like we have been able to locate our worldview in our kids to the point where they can spot the lie. They can stand against the crowd and they can push back. Right. And look, there are a few things that need to be said. First of all, the fact that we are now at a point where the left, broadly defined, is coming after our kids. This is when you move from like mere leftism or from liberalism or whatever we called it in the past into full blown Marxism, cultural Marxism, where they say and they believe the family is the enemy of the state. They want to crush families. They want to divide children from their parents. They want to divide husbands from wives. They want to destroy the family because the family, like God, like people of faith, is their enemy. And so this is something that we need to recognize. It's a new iteration in the long march to the institutions. They have now gotten to a point where they're open about wanting to steal our children, steal our children's minds. And you're quite right. You know, the buck stops here. That's that's not going to happen. We will die as parents before we let you do that. And we will die happily. That's right. Children from these vile ideas. So your book, the new book is Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Now, I want to say there are other options, folks. You don't need to live in a woke city. Perhaps you don't need to send your kids to public school. You can homeschool your kids. I would say the first thing to anybody would be homeschool your kids. You know, go to Sam Sorbo, ask her how to do it. Everybody who says I'm not qualified to do it is totally qualified to do it. But what you're saying, Katie, is that even if you can't do that, even if you can't send your kids to a genuinely faith based traditional school, there is hope. Well, and the deal is like the woke is coming for your kids, even if you're homeschooling them, even if they're in a great private school, it is seeping into their world. I mean, I've got friends at great conservative Christian schools where the woke is infiltrating them as well, where kids are talking about being pansexual. You know, and it's a private Christian school. And I'm surrounded by homeschool kids who are awesome. And I love them. I'm currently running the youth ministry at our church and there's a lot of homeschooled kids. These kids are great. They're also battling these woke ideas. It is also infiltrating their world. So like you cannot bubble wrap your kids. And honestly, you should not try to bubble wrap your kids. There is an appropriate way to shelter your kids early on and then strategically expose them to these ideas. You, the parent, introduce them. You don't let the world introduce it to them. You introduce this in age appropriate ways, in developmentally appropriate stages. And that's what we do in the book is we kind of lay out sort of these stages of learning for kids what you need to be covering in each of these different phases, how to strategically make sure that you are getting to your kids first rather than letting the world introduce these concepts to your kids and thereby establishing yourself as the expert. And parents need to be doing this regardless of your zip code, regardless of how your kids are being schooled. You we all need to inoculate our kids against the woke virus. And if we can do it in Seattle with our kids going to public school, you can do it, too. Well, that's amazing. And listen, what you're saying is, is that, you know, when you say you can't bubble wrap your kids, the point is you want to let them understand why the ideas on the left are bad. Not just say that they're bad, but actually make them understand. No, no, no, no. They're actually bad. They're actually harmful. They're stupid. They're illogical. They're irrational. They're anti -human. They're inhuman. They are failed and failing and will fail. Our kids need to get that. So it's not just my parents believe that and they told me I have to believe that. No, no, no. It's actually true. It's like teaching your kid math. You know, then they can do it on their own. They don't they don't need you once they learn how to do it. So that's an important point to make. So the book is brand new folks raising conservative kids in a in a woke city. And I'd forgotten, Katie, that you lived in Seattle. Of course, I live in New York. And it needs to be said, you said it, but it needs to be said again and again that a lot of these places that we trusted, a Christian schools, Christian institutions, churches have themselves about the need to bail or are perfectly willing to go along with bowing the need to bail. A lot of the institutions that we once took for granted as on the good side have gone to the dark side. Christianity Today magazine completely gone over to the dark side. Campus Crusade, now called Crew, has opened the door to tons of bad ideas. The Gospel Coalition, which was once OK, has opened the door to tremendously pernicious ideas. And so it really does fall to us, the parents, to take this seriously and to understand it is our job. We can no longer entrust our kids to these to these places we once thought were safe. Well, and we talk about in the conclusion, like sometimes it feels like, what can I do? I don't have a huge platform. I'm not in political office. You know, I don't I'm not an author at any of these outlets. You actually have the most position as a parent. Do you understand the power of raising the next generation to embrace conservative ideas? And by that, we define conservatism as you're just recognizing historical, economic and biological reality. That is what conservatism is today. On team reality, folks, it's called reality. We believe in reality. That's right. It's no longer just return to the gold standard, you know, kind of people or or, you know. Hawks on foreign policy, it's like if you recognize that men and women are different, if you recognize that the free market is the best way to conduct ourselves in the economy, if you recognize that life begins at conception, if you recognize that, you know, we are defined by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. I mean, like if you recognize those things, you're a conservative. Welcome to the welcome. Welcome to the red pill, baby. And it's amazing. We have to go to a break. What's the website then before us? Then before us dot com is where you can keep up before us dot com. Katie Faust will be right back with the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. You've decided to stop shopping or doing business there. But did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your 401ks, IRAs and other investment accounts? Folks, this is a huge problem. And we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric and get a free inspire impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts, like companies paying for abortion travel. 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A highlight from Kevin McCullough
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -a -Lug himself, Eric Mataxas. Hey folks, welcome to the program. If you're like me, last night you were able to watch the debate and you deliberately skipped it for your mental health. That's just where I am in life right now. I caught parts of it which made me wince and cringe, sometimes wince and cringe. I never wept, but you know what, it's probably better for me to find out what my guest thought. He may have watched the debate. My friend, Kevin McCullough, we call you votes tridamus because you are a prognosticator, a seer, a prophet politically speaking. Kevin McCullough of that Kevin show, how are you? I'm well and I can see some things very clearly today. There should be no more debates. These exercises in futility, and that's what they've turned into, are becoming embarrassing to the cause of what this election should be about. And last night, it's just hard to put into words how bad this debate was, from its execution to the policies, to the answers. It was just nothing good about it. Some people in my audience care about this. I'm in Irvine, California. I'm in a hotel room you people can see. I'm speaking today, so today's Thursday in Costa Mesa. So if anybody wants to come and hold my hand and hug me about the sadness of the debate, or just talk to me or get book signed or whatever I'm going to be tonight in Costa Mesa, you go to my website, ericmataxas .com, and you can see me and talk to me and hang out and whatever tonight in Costa Mesa. This is Thursday, folks. And tomorrow, there's a prayer breakfast here in Irvine that I'm speaking at. But the reason I bring this up, Kevin, is because I rarely have time to turn on the TV. And last night, I realized, oh, I'm pretty wiped out. Let me turn on the TV. Let me just look at the debate just to see. I literally really couldn't bear to watch it. So as someone who watched it, I'm talking to you. Am I being cruel or unfair? Because it was unfair. What little I saw was genuinely unbearable. No, as I was saying just a second ago, from the way it was structured, to the execution, to the answers to the substance, the format's wild and out of control. There's not really a possibility of getting very deep on any one of the single questions. And I think a lot of the questions that are being asked are not the right ones. And so as I've watched, and I didn't watch all of last night's debate in real time, I caught up on a bunch of it after the fact. But as I've sat through both of them now, it is easy for me to ascertain that no one in this field on that stage last night is serious about becoming president. And they're not biting into the enormous lead that the former president has only built on since the first debate occurred. The first debate, they had 11 million viewers put to put that in perspective, Eric, in 2015. For the first debate, they had more than 15 million viewers in 2020. For the first debate, they had about 18 million viewers. You're talking about a diminishing return a, a much less interested Republican base watching these, and they're not they're not going anywhere. And in the meantime, it's putting even with some of our better idea people on display as amateurs, even with Doug Burgum on the stage, hard to believe. Yeah. That would be like a rematch between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. You're telling me people, Lisa Hutchinson was not able to be on the stage this time, as far as we know. Yeah, I think he took a, he took a face shot in the early rounds, and he was in his dressing room. Honestly, the thing there, what I said on Twitter this morning, was that they acted like it was 1985. We are living in a time in America, where most people see, we are in freefall, hell has been unleashed. Things have gotten so bad on so many fronts that it is, if you don't believe in God, which I do, and I trust in him, but if it weren't for that, I'd be scared to death. What is happening in this country? And they acted like it's 1985. And we're gonna, we're gonna have this conversation. And I thought, this is this is bad. I mean, the way the the deep state has been weaponized to go after Donald Trump, for example, I don't care if you're running against Trump, if you like Trump, but if that doesn't strike you as, as fundamentally un -American and sick as anything, as though, you know, we were being bombed by China, it's pretty bad. They seem not to be concerned. Well, they're responding to questions that have been supposedly thoughtfully put together by the moderators that are doing the debate. And Ron DeSantis did a little bit more of this last night, all of them to have done more of this, where he actually came with a little bit of an agenda to give little speeches every time that he was given the opportunity to speak. And he got more things out on the record than what he was asked about. But that should be the strategy of every candidate going into every debate. That should be the strategy of every thinker going on every media outlet that you can. Sometimes, Eric, it's better for me to go on Fox or Newsmax or somewhere and have something that I'm more intent on saying that what they want to ask me about. And if you're, if you're running for president in times of crisis, and I don't, I don't view the period that we're in right now as a peaceful time. We're not actively at war with anybody, but we are actively at war with evil on, on almost every front. So we need, there needs to be an urgency. There needs to be a sense of, we cannot phone it in and do it like we've done it in the past, especially knowing that we are going to run up against probably illicit, illegal, cheating schemes, trying to keep the election from actually being determined by the people that have the right to determine it. And before people criticize me for that, we've replaced the population of the bottom eight states in just illegal entries into the country over the last three years. Well, let's do that in a minute, because you wrote an article at townhall .com. That is one of the stunning nightmares that they acted like not, not really a big problem. But what you just said about cheating, I think most Americans know the Democrats cheat at elections. How is that not the most important thing to discuss when you're talking about a presidential election? Are you and I imagining, are millions and millions and millions and millions of Democrats actually cheat? Now they've done it for decades, but now we know that they have turned it into a science. They are at war with we, the people, they don't actually care about winning in a fair way. They just care about winning. How is that not unbelievably important and something that has to be discussed? But the Fox hosts and the Latina from Univision, which is another bizarre thing, they seem to act like January 6 was Trump supporters being violent. They seem to act like the election was fair. Biden won. What world are they living in? All of them. I don't know what to say. And obviously, I think Vivek and Ron DeSantis, they're the only two candidates that I can take seriously. I've got problems with them a little bit. But the whole thing was like, they were all play acting like we're living in a different America than the one most of us are living in. Well, I will hold one exception out to what you just said. And I believe that Nikki Haley had a sense of urgency about her last night. And she did in the first debate as well. And I think that's why she's now out polling DeSantis in several polls, is that people are beginning to understand that as a former governor, she probably has a shot at the VP pick. I don't think the VP pick is going to come out of this group. But if Trump did want one that I'm seeing kind of be serious on the issues that are the most pressing, she's the one that kind of gets the vote in terms of... I think of her as deep state, neo -con, next. All right. That's fine. I'm just saying in terms of her performance thus far. We've got you our wonderfully. I'm so glad that we do. We'll be right back. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. You've decided to stop shopping or doing business there. But did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your 401ks, IRAs, and other investment accounts? Folks, this is a huge problem. And we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric and get a free Inspire Impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts like companies paying for abortion travel. You need to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric to connect with an Inspire Advisors financial professional who can run your report and help remove companies paying for abortion travel today. Go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Advisory services are offered through Inspire Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor with the SEC. 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A highlight from Torque Drift 2 - Motorsport comes to Web3
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Hey team, we have a new sponsor here at the Crypto Conversation, BitGet, one of the world's leading copy trading cryptocurrency exchanges, yes indeed. What happens if you've got the funds to invest but you don't have the time to keep track of the market? You still want to make smart money moves? What do you do? Well, copy trading is a popular choice for beginner traders. You can shorten your learning curve by uncovering tips and strategies from more experienced traders. BitGet's copy trading platform has over 80 ,000 elite traders to choose from and 380 ,000 followers just like yourself who are already using the BitGet copy trading platform as a potential passive income stream. All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guests today are Aaron Potter and Billy Sullivan. Aaron is the founder and Billy is the COO at Grease Monkey Games, a team I think based in Melbourne building immersive community driven games. For fans of motorsport, crypto, NFTs, Web3, all that good stuff, I'm sure we'll learn all about it today. Welcome Billy and welcome Aaron. Thanks for the invite. Oh yeah, great to be here. So I think what we'll do guys, it's always interesting having two people on the show, so I'll just kind of try and maybe direct questions to you in turn, but we'll do what we do at the beginning of the show. Be fantastic to just learn a little bit about both of you and I guess your personal and and professional backstory the lead up to founding and getting involved with the wonderful world of gaming. So let's start with you Aaron. Sure. So how I ended up in gaming, it goes kind of pretty far back. I come from a visual effects background and I used to do commercials and movies and things like that. So back in my 20s and even before that I kind of did some graphic design and print, but then came games about 12, 14 years ago, I started making games with my brother and together with my visual effects service work, yeah, it's kind of led us into making motorsport games and I haven't looked back really. I love making games. It's very hard, extremely difficult and time consuming, but a lot of fun. Absolutely. All right. Thank you Aaron and Billy. Yeah, for me as well, it kind of goes back quite a while. I've been at Grease Monkey Games for coming up to nine years, but I've been making games since I was about like nine or 10 actually. Discovered that you could make, choose your own adventure games in PowerPoint and in primary school and making kind of these little games and getting my friends to play them and that sort of a thing. And that kind of eventuated into me discovering and programming and modeling and all that good stuff, everything that kind of comes with making games, which was really interesting to me. And so once I kind of discovered games and got into games, especially getting into working with Aaron and on motorsport games, it's been a dream come true basically. And while it is very hard, like Aaron mentioned, it's very kind of fulfilling work. So yeah, great to be here talking with it about you, Andy. All right. Well, thank you, Billy. And Aaron, let's just start with the motorsport thing then. So why motorsport? And has motorsport kind of been a theme since the beginning? It's been, you know what, it does go back pretty far. So my first games that I made, as I mentioned, my brother used to make games very early on when mobile phones had just started making games as apps and stuff, in -app purchases and things like that. So we started doing car racing games back then, and we had some pretty good success. And then I kind of broke away and started doing my own one, set up my own games company. And I'm a bit of a motor head myself. I love cars. I love everything about cars, except building them. That's living up that to my friends. But yeah, it's a very fun kind of gaming genre to be in. It is challenging because when you think of car games, you're often going up against quite big budgets and big studios. So how we kind of tackle it is we try and find our niche within that. So it is very niche motorsport games that we focus on, particularly drifting, which I think is that niche, but it is a bit of a frowned motorsport compared to the rest of the motorsports out there anyway. Yeah. I mean, drifting, I guess it has a unique subculture around the world, but you see even like some of the seen lots of YouTube videos of some of the Formula One drivers practicing their drifting skills and so on. Absolutely. It's like everyone loves it. It's kind of like they're almost ashamed to admit it. Billy and myself go out drifting and we've got drift cars ourselves and it's very addictive to be honest. It's quite intense. It's very loud. And when you're shredding tires and there's a lot of smoke and it's just a lot of fun. It's crazy amount of fun. And just while we're talking about, I guess, real world and real life drifting. Yeah, Billy, what's the secret to a good drift car, do you reckon? A good drift car? Oh, well, rear wheel drive, I think is very critical. Having a hydro, an e -brake, it helps a lot just being able to, yeah, it's essentially an extra set of calipers on the rear wheel that separates it from the brake pedal kind of helps lock the rear wheels up. But outside of that, I think just a good seat and a harness goes a long way to bring that kind of connection to the car. Because if you have a stock seatbelt, you're going to be rolling around everywhere and it's hard to understand what the car is doing. So I think there's any aspiring drifters listening then do those things first. That's kind of what we do first and put a roll cage in for safety. I really enjoy the fact that you guys, you know, motorsport game developers, but also just, yeah, and real life drifters. So I think, Billy, you said at the beginning of the show that Greasemonkey Games, you founded it something like nine years ago. So there must be, give us a little bit of a sense of that journey then. So obviously the gaming industry has changed a lot during that time, of course, you know, the idea of Web3 games on Chain Games was still, wouldn't have been an existence when you founded the company. So just love to understand a little bit about, I guess, what the original vision was and how you've not necessarily pivoted, but just evolved, yeah, with the industry over that time. Yeah, I joined the company nine years ago, but Aaron founded it back in 2013. So I'll handball to you, Aaron, and then I'll kind of chime in at the end around how the vision's evolved. Yeah, cool. Okay, so initially we were doing a lot of service work, not game related. Well, it was interactive installations. So we were making games for large car companies that were set up at like the LA Auto Show and things like that. And so in 2014, we had four installations at the LA Auto Show, and that was with Honda Mazda and Nissan.
A highlight from John Zmirak
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the airwaves, Eric Mataxas. Hey, folks, welcome to the program, I like to call it. John Zmierak, you are such a special guest on this program that we were willing to just do a phone connection. Normally, we have to have our guests on video, but you're such a big shot now that you can demand phone only if you if you choose. So welcome to the show. Thank you, Eric. I'm sheltering in place in an undisclosed location. Well, the weird thing is we're both in Dallas. And I was at an event last night. Now, of course, I want to talk to you about the news of the day. But I was at an event last night where a guy claiming to be your landlord came up to me. And I just thought Dallas is such a great place where where where, you know, people like John Zmierak live, there are landlords that that that actually, you know, think the way that we do, it really was. It was a very encouraging event for me, I have to tell you, and I'm sorry you couldn't be there. But I know that you've got you've got a busy life. What I've got is dozens of an open boxes, I'm moving apartments into the house of this wonderful new landlord is really good guy and a fellow believer in America and in Christ. And but I've got two beagles who have to be taught that this new apartment is not a place to go to the bathroom because it's all new to them. And I just am moving everything I own from one place to another. And so we're not doing video because if we did video right now, you would think I was actually Hunter Biden at a Motel six hiding from my Chinese handlers. Yeah, we don't want to look like that. I do not look my best because I do not have any of my toiletries. I can't I have one toothbrush. I can't find any soap. It's not brushes. Do you need, John? I know you got the two beagles, but you really need one toothbrush. I want you to downsize. At this point in life, you should be downsizing to one toothbrush and maybe one and a half beagles at most. No, my God. I look if I my girlfriend would allow it, I would have nine beagles, but nine beagles. OK, negotiated. We negotiated. I told her I have a two beagle minimum. So I rescued two twins together and brother and sister. And they lick each other's faces and they play fight. And they still act like seeing them. They're so you could die. You could die just looking at them. All right. So what shall we talk about? There's a lot in the news. We could talk about any of it. What are you writing about, thinking about? Well, I took a few days off of the moon, so I don't have as many columns. But I did. I did have one that I I spent was actually inspired by a conversation you and I had here. And then I talked about it with the great Charlie Kirk for a full hour. And it relates to my new book, which is coming out in a few weeks. No Second Amendment, no first. The title of the piece, the stream is called Liberal Christians see us as pets who need to be declawed. And this is a theme we've talked about before.
A highlight from Monetizing Wasted Energy + Bitcoin Mining with Giga Energy - September 28th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Good morning, Don Bay. Morning, Peter. Morning, Terrence. Welcome back, Tomer Strohle. How are you? Morning to Jacob. Hey, good morning. Took me a second to get the mic off, slow reflexes, got to exercise and back up. What did I miss? I really tried to tune out for like a solid 12 days. Absolutely nothing, Tomer. The price didn't change. And I guess no ETFs were approved and no charges were laid against anybody. And so it's just picked a good two week window to take a vacation, I suppose. Yeah, it's been much sideways crabbing. And, you know, everything that goes along with sideways crabbing. So I've been actually trying to tune out too. Like when I'm not doing the show, I try not to look at Twitter at all. So like my Twitter time is basically doing Cafe Bitcoin now. Well, and like prior to. Prior to Cafe Bitcoin, we also do show prep, which kind of gets me caught up, I hope, a little bit. Yeah, I wish there was an easier way to curate Twitter from all the truly psychotic stuff that's on it, because when I was away, I noticed myself relaxing. And then you come back to Twitter and every tweet seems to be. Some deeply concerning insinuation about something or other. So it just it's really it's really tough to take the constant barrage of the Twitter zeitgeist, which is it may be accurate in many regards, but it's also very impactful on your mental health. Yeah, your mental, spiritual health, emotional health, all that stuff. I wonder, like how much of it is actually encouraged, exacerbated, incentivized by the algorithms and social media? Like if you go and you watch certain interviews with like Ph .D. behavioral scientists who have done interviews with like one of the one I'm thinking of was. I think it was the chief engineer of Facebook who designed the algorithm and they literally said that we tune this thing to show people things that are going to make them upset. And the reason why is this has the highest level of stickiness, meaning like it gets the eyeballs looking at it, it gets people staying on, it holds people's attention. And we're living in the attention economy. Whoever is able to keep people's attention longest wins, so to speak. And it's essentially like constantly feeding people really dysfunctional stuff. It's like Jerry Springer 24 -7. Yeah, there's a couple of really good TED talks about this. And it's interesting now that AI is in the zeitgeist, everybody is focusing on AI, but AI algorithms, not ones that were writing perfectly grammatically correct English text for you or drawing images, but selecting what content to put in front of you have been around for a long time. And this is like the YouTube algorithm, the Facebook algorithm and the Twitter algorithm. And what's interesting about these TED talks that discuss this issue is they point out how you simply optimize for engagement. You tell the AI algorithm, learn what maximizes engagement and put that in front of people to continue to maximize engagement. The AI has no actual understanding of what content is in there, but what emerges is it is exactly, as you said, content that is radicalizing, emotionally aggravating, terrifying. If you're in terror, you keep coming back to the thing to see, is my terror justified? Has the next domino fallen in this disaster scenario that I'm coming? If everything's hunky dory, you don't have to go back and check. But if you're constantly in a state of fear, you are. And that's what ends up being game theoretically or algorithmically what these things put in front of people. So there's one really good scientist who says, you know, if you start to look at vegetarian dishes, it will turn you into a radical vegan by doing these things. Or if you start to look at meat dishes, it'll turn you into a radical carnivore. But it'll just continue to radicalize the content by finding something that's more extreme until it gets to the most extreme thing that it can to keep you on there. And I think that, and again, the AI algorithm isn't conscious. It doesn't know what's going on. It just knows what works and what works happens to be the stuff that is filling and fueling you with terror. And I don't think that there's a solution for that right now. The best solution is some solution that where your attention isn't the business model of the of the entity you're interacting with because you're dealing with something that has artificial and no sense of morality and no sense of understanding even what it means to suffer as a human being to be a human being. So it just does its thing. It's just a machine that does its thing. And the second that you engage with it, you're participating in something that doesn't understand anything about you other than it understands its world, that it's trying to maximize its engagement with these entities on the other end of it. Yeah, and I think we need to ask the question, like, what are the second and third order effects on human culture from this? Like, if you think about it, people are constantly staring at their phones like they're just sucked into them and they're being essentially programmed all day every day. The question is, with what? And, you know, you're starting to see this shift in the in the culture. Like I call, you know, I've talked about this kind of stuff a lot, probably to the point where many people are tired of me talking about it maybe. But like cluster B personality disorder type stuff is it's becoming super common. The behaviors are starting to become super common. Like you at least that's what you see all the time on social media. Like how many people are actually out there that are like this? I don't know what the percentage of the population is, but it seems like that's all you see on social media anymore is these cluster B disordered behaviors. And it's it's really mind blowing. And I wonder, can you take a normal person and expose them to those behaviors? Because that's what's getting the engagement. That's what they're being fed. That's what they're being programmed with. You take a normal person, expose them to those behaviors continuously over and over and over again. Will it turn somebody into somebody who behaves like that? I don't know, man. It's pretty freaky thing to me. And it concerns me a lot because you're starting to see the rise of this.
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"But two guests early in the morning Paul back to back underscored with all their houses great research that people are scared. Yeah there's a lot of cash there's a lot of people that just really want to be in the markets right that makes this conversation for those of that ilk without question your most converse the most important conversation to Wednesday morning July 5th you got to think for the next four or five days why you didn't have the courage like Andrew Simon to get on board this market. As Paul mentioned he has decades of experience of rationalizing the courage to be in the market. Andrew how do you be in the market right now well it's it's been a heck of a year and I think when you take a step back and you think about Tom it makes all sense world we had a terrible bear market last year and unfortunately because of recently people start of the year way too bearish after a bear market and so the market it has priced in too much negativity and that has been a and mistake it's moving higher the opportunity right now you know you're going to say to me well the two -year going up and the yields going up that's bad no that's good because what it tells me is that the economy is strong and if the economy is strong that means that all all these smaller stocks in the smp that have lagged i .e the cool waited have lagged the cap weighted that's why they're playing catch up this month that's the why the transports are doing well that's why the industrials are doing well that's why the smp equal weighted market is outperforming the smp cap rate in other words the magnificent seven aren't doing quite as well as they did earlier in the year so the opportunity is really there are a lot of stocks that haven't really anticipated and they're just starting to he's so comforting i mean this is like what morgan sandley they taught him he's so damn comfortable that maybe i would like to my first cell ticket on the triple leveraged all cash and maybe take a little risk buy an odd lot of apple or something slam it made me do it deciding into the market there andrew um we're coming up on some earnings uh in you know a couple of weeks earnings matter is what i've heard from smart people like you what are you looking for this earnings season this is so important such an important earnings season but it has nothing to do with this earning season it has has to do with next year's earnings season because you see right now consensus is not my opinion this is what the bottom -up consensus is is the spt is going to earn 221 this year but next 246 year why does the stock market historically do well in the fourth quarter is because people roll their outlook to the next year and if you're going to have a double -digit recovery the market is going to love that after a flat down earnings year this year and the reason why this quarter is so important is unless you have a big downshift in earnings where companies really disappoint you're going to go roll into the second half of the year into the fall with that 246 number out there and the market will anticipate oh good earnings recovery and put a big multiple on that recovery now we may not get there but we won't know that to next year so this is why i think this is as i say to the bears you know you're running out of time earnings have got to collapse here because if not the market's going to start to anticipate an earnings recovery next year all right i andrew i am by no means a technical analyst but somebody turned me to on this rsi function and when i turn it on for the s &p 500 i see we're at or near that 70 number that kind of overbought does that flash any warning signals for you absolutely i you know on the surface i would say look we've had a heck of good first uh half of the year uh we uh... paid high -risk is very overbought short -term we still have the liquidity traction from the treasury uh... all things point to but here is the one pause on that comment as much as the sentiment numbers have shot up people are more bullish now than they were earlier in the year the flow of numbers remain negative so in other words as much as you when people who hate tom are you bullish or bearish he writes a bullish use the money flow haven't really supported that so it uh... it would tell me if there is a ton of money sitting on the sidelines waiting and i can tell you from my talks with hundreds and hundreds of advisors the number one question i get is everyday when is the pullback coming cash to put to work in my experience is you don't get big downdrafts when everyone wants an opportunity so you know that that's the only reason why i hesitate to say we're going to be you know you have a market overbought well i'm not sure we're gonna have a big pullback even though markets are overbought thank you brilliant anderson thank you so much greatly greatly appreciate that at with a strong opinion there in the ownership of the equity market little green on screen doubt 67 points with our news in new york new city is michael barry tom paul thank you very much nearing the end of its supreme court will be releasing rulings this morning one of the cases left remaining is president all student loan forgiveness plan if upheld would wipe out up to twenty thousand dollars in federal debt for more than forty millions americans it is being challenged in the court by six republican -led states if it struck down some like this woman in washington d c say they are considering not paying the government back in hopes others will do the same that is what i am definitely scared of that into financial jeopardy uh... so it's it's definitely putting a lot of fear my heart for sure the supreme court also has to make a ruling on affirmative action a kentucky ban on gender care for trans children has been blocked by a judge families of trans the kids say the ban violates due process and equal protection rights so the yankees they have this the men go come up now he never threw a complete game and then last night with the number zero on his jersey mlb irony all that stands in the way of perfection in for the bingo herman is estuary ruiz oakland's number nine hitter and her mind the righty deals to the plate swung on ground ball to third todleton's up with it he throws the first to mingle herman has pitched a perfect game herman pitched the 24th perfect game in the majors history retiring every oakland batter in zip victory over the athletics the 30 -year -old righthander was winless in six previous outings oakland against live from the bloomberg and iraqi broker studios this is global news 24 hours a day powered by more than 2 ,700 journalists and analysts over 120 countries i'm michael bar this is bloomberg tom paul and i had the clear some memory of a september a few years back vince sculley to intuit hurricane one strike away sandy into his wine appears to pitch swing on a missed a game it was a single greatest pitching match henry of the cubs had into the seventh inning against sandy kofax our surveillance expert on perfect that magic was wasn't it duck and and and i harken back to that as first well of all it was the single greatest call in the history of baseball broadcasting by paulie who also did on larsen's uh... nineteen fifty six degrees but this in it it so my cousin sandy kofax he was the six pitcher of the the modern era eight overall to throw a
"second guest" Discussed on Native America Calling
"You're listening to native America calling. I'm Sean spruce. We're focusing on the effects of the Shasta dam on tribes in Northern California, especially the winter tribe. A new podcast, a prayer for salmon tells the story of the tribe's connection to the land and wildlife. If you have a question or comment, join our conversation at one 809 9 6 two 8 four 8. That's also one 809 9 native. I'd like to bring in our second guest now, Judy, silver reporter for the podcast series. Judy, what led you to this story about the minimum win to? Yeah, so led me to the story as I was sort of hunting around for stories. I was interested in water and the connection to spirituality. And someone referred me to the winning moment too. And so I talked with two tribal members have an extensive conversation by phone, and they said, hey, you know, you should come out to our runs for salmon ceremony. Which was in September. This was September of 2017. And so that year, this month for salmon is a two week ceremony. At that time, it was going from the Bay Area all the way up to the mccloud river, which is a 300 mile journey. And participants run, walk, bike, boat, paddle, and so the first couple, the first couple days is walking. And so I went out and did the walking portion of the run. And just immediately was really taken by on several levels. You know, as a reporter, I'm always taken by story. Like I'm always impressed by good stories, and I knew right away, oh, my reporter instincts those kicked in right away, like this is a great story. You have a non recognized tribe who is fighting for salmon, fighting for their rights fighting for justice. And they faced incredible hardship and are also incredibly resilient. And so I just knew, right away, okay, story wise, this is great. And then just the people and the people really impressed me. I was really just taken by how strong their convictions are and sort of how righteous their convictions are and I just wanted to learn and know more. And so we almost immediately started talking about a podcast and I wrote a grant FC got the grant and then started by reporting. Wonderful, wonderful. Let's go ahead and hear now from another one of the collaborators on this podcast series. Doctor Lila June and Lila, I know you're traveling right now. I think you're in an airport, but I really appreciate you being able to join us today and tell us more about your connection to the winner and win two people and this podcast. Well, it's hard to believe it was about 12 years ago. That I approached Kalin at a fundraiser in Berkeley at the time I was a junior at Stanford University and I wanted to do an honors thesis report and I remember praying to the creator I said, okay, creator, can you help me do some research that's not just going to sit on a shelf and no one will ever read it? Can you help me do a research report that's actually going to help going to effectuate change? And then someone sent me a video of calling speaking in front of the Sacramento capital and my whole body just reverberated as oh, there it is. That's where I'm doing my research project. I think if they'll let me. So I approached her and I said, hey, I'm just describing Navajo, but I want to help, I'm just kidding. But I offered her offered her a barrette, a beaded barrette of a dragonfly, and I said, well, you know, the dragonfly, their eggs are in the water, and then they hatch and they arise out of the water. And I'm hoping that, you know, this is a metaphor for us to arise out of the waters of this reservoir of this dam. And she said, yep, let's do it. So then I got to live with the minimum on and off for about two years. Row of 50 page report on the network of their sacred sites, their altitudes, which ones would be flooded by how much feet I also did some anthropological work on what each sacred site means and we really just created a map. We mapped out the whole network of sacred sites and we concluded that over 50 sacred sites would be flooded or otherwise affected by the raising of the shots of them. Now, doctor June, how similar are these issues with regard to this fight, this environmental fight of the winter, and other environmental issues that you're familiar with? Well, I think as a native person, there's always, there's always the company, the CEO, the greed, that sees the living earth as an object to be bought and sold rather than a living, breathing mother, to be honored and respected. They want to be the masters of nature rather than the children of nature. And so I think it's just that paradigm that when Europeans were in 2000 years of warfare, they got really messed up, you know? They've got a lot of trauma and they were having a really open dog eat dog warfare for 2000 years. They start to want to hoard everything and amass wealth. And it becomes normalized through this thing called the company. It becomes normalized through this thing called business. It becomes normalized through this thing called profit maximization. And all of that is the same old story of folks doing this when our paradigm as native people is closer to reality where we recognize we're in a sacred place. This whole earth is sacred and we are sacred and so we have to act sacred, but to the businessmen, you have a hard time explaining what that word sacred even means. Now, doctor June, in the podcast, we learned that the tribe is ignored, not recognized by those who have power in the Shasta dam issue and earlier we heard chief siskin. Alluded to those same issues. Why is that? Why aren't more people paying attention to what this research as well as chief siskin and others are trying to say? Well, I actually think she's cis and correct me if I'm wrong, but has been very successful in saving off the dam raise. I mean, 12 years ago, they were doing EIS reports environmental impact statements. So they haven't been able to do it in 12 years. And I honestly feel like a lot of that has to do with chief Colleen and her nation who have done the war dance at the dam and said no. And that ward ends with so it's not just important from a media standpoint, but spiritually it reverberated throughout
"second guest" Discussed on What's the 311
"Like I said, I had two guests. She's a probational officer, Felicia. We're gonna finish here on what she said, then I'm gonna bring on the next guest. So yeah, I can hear what he says. Am I really
"second guest" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Booby pictures. Clear you you mentioned that you know. It was clear early on that. This was a guy that wanted to be in front of the camera. As opposed to behind it so do we have a sense for how well his episodes is. Guest host went because it's not even clear for instance that anyone suspected that he was supposed to be among the group of guest host while he was guest hosting correct. Yeah so do. We know how well it went. Yes and no So the ratings on jeopardy have been Slowly but steadily falling since trebek's death Which as as worrying as it is for sony. I don't think is necessarily like a super shocking development because of course after you lose your legendary host who is the face of the franchise like of course those those ratings are going to drop off but you know you would see throughout this guest host rotation these-these rankings. It's like here's how the newest guest hosted in didn't their ratings and basically with only like a couple exceptions and they were minor ones in terms of the actual numbers every single guest host was lower than the last so mike richards was the second guest host of the season and he had the second highest guest host ratings. So he followed. Ken jennings who had the number one highest ratings. So you know. I don't really know what you can tell from that. Because i think that has more to do with proximity to to back than than anything The thing that sony and richards giving a lot of interviews as ep over the last year hyped was that this search for the next host was one that was going to rely on analytics and data. And that i think through my reporting in through the recording of others has has become somewhat suspect From talking to people for the story that came out last week It became clear. I mean he was intimately involved in just about every corner of the process. So sony has said that once he became a candidate he bowed out of this kind of search committee for the new host but he was still the executive producer so he was still the person training every new guest host as they came into the studio he was the one literally in their ear telling them what to do or to do better or to stop doing. He was the one that has come out in the new york times Who selected the episodes to send onto focus group. So i mean in theory like your your very first episode that you ever tape. You're probably your first ever game. Show is probably not as good as your tenth episode or whatever it is and so to have him involved in that process in in in some cases to be the only person making those calls is of course a conflict of interest. So i think they're you know in my story. Yes we touched on the podcast. And there's a lot there that is worth examining. And i think that is kind of dominated the headlines since he stepped down but it really is also now clear that the the the search for a new permanent host wasn't really what it seemed to be or at least not entirely. I think that has fans feeling fairly betrayed. So i mean it it seems like he he emerges he gets named the successor to alex. Beck you write your story. It drops last week. What happened as soon as the story gets published for you like did you start getting calls then or like how did you know. Did you get a sense of immediately. That like oh it might be over for this guy already. Well so to get into the timeline a little bit so we reached out for comment on tuesday and all those. Those episodes were pulled down on tuesday night. The we had copies of course and we published on wednesday thursday. Was the long planned. I tape day of the season and not only was it. The contestants coming in for the first five games of the season because they tape a week's episode episode on each tape day they also had this Kind of ceremony. They had planned to dedicate the sound stage where they film jeopardy rename it. The alex trebek's stage and they had your family come in his wife and his kids and they had all these kind of sony dignitaries come in and they clearly wanted this to be this big deal special moment And to be the beginning of a new era with mike. Richards is the host and He tapes five games. But what has come out. And what. I've been hearing from people is that i mean it was. It was very tense day on the set and that a lot of the staff had seen things that were in my story and they were very troubled by them And so then friday morning. They announced that he was stepping down in a canceled production. 'cause they were supposed to take the second the second week week of episodes for the season that day and they actually had all the contestants twelve contestants who are going to be playing that day in many in many cases have been training for months and years for this chance they got to the green room and then they were told to go home. So jeopardy is supposed to start taping. It's next week of episodes this week. in we don't know what they're going to do. They haven't said if they're canceling production. They had said that they were gonna turn back to guest hosts. They haven't said who that will be at if it'll be new people or if they'll return to some of last season's guest hosts right now. Mike richards is still the executive producer of the show and of wheel of fortune. So you know. It's i think there has been some some outrage. That if these things are disqualifying for him to be the host of jeopardy surely they must also be disqualifying for him to be executive producer of the show and of course the staff is not pleased either. So it's sort of a weird thing. That's going on over there. And i i mean i frankly just feel for the contestants who who had no part in this at all and they don't get any vote about who who the host is in the end. Suddenly this is no part of their jeopardy experience. The finish up claire. This is really embarrassing for the legacy of this show which as you write about and i mentioned earlier is sort of viewed particularly game. Show world like this intellectual out liar. How much does this hurt. Jeopardy's reputation how does it recover the sort of the gloss of trebek's reputation. Either there have been reports that the head of sony. Tv is is now kind of in hot water over bungling this. Because i mean he was one of the probably deciding vote in hiring richards to be the host and they had not found this podcast themselves or kind of looked into all this more certainly raises eyebrows. I think that one of the joys of jeopardy is what you that it is this kind of place of pure facts and that's all that matters and it's never been a controversial show and it hasn't really changed that much in It was just something. You kind of spanned spanned american pop culture in american culture in a way that so few tv shows or anything. Does these days in the year. Twenty twenty one and in that feels dented now and and you know i guess we'll we'll find out if it's irreversible certainly is a show with a massive audience in that's not changing. It's not like it's gonna be cancelled next season it's This going to be cancelled three or four years And i do think that there is a possibility that if if they hire somebody who is less contentious in it's it's hard to imagine them finding somebody much more contentious frankly And richards exits as ep in kind of ends this chapter for the show..
"second guest" Discussed on Horizon Talk Radio's podcast
"Are tired now they soon times. The reasons are the things they've done for someone else. I'm glad we at that time now. Only a baby comfort back. It's small way. I was told you may be and always been. I'm on my way seen. Just how much way earn me is gone now. You invest you. Were able to see. Just how much i love you. He waded full. Well that was richard lynch for me. That's such an emotional. Some guests that may be Well i love that song. And i'm so thankful that That you play that. And i would. Mother's day is just can't bet recently in. But i think every every young man and woman out there you know. Thanks an awful lot. Their mom so kind of goes without saying you didn't always listen to the whole track surfing last night malady. that's nice. Catchy country sound have picked them that way. I just i guess. I'm too as spiritual i'm drawn to pick things at work and that's way it. Every time we have a show about the ones pates to different people that the ones that mean more to them than the one in the top of the list as well. You must be doing something right. Because you're making good connections my friend. Yes of spiritual really. I mean if you can't be good to people than why buffett doing in the first place just yeah absolutely. I let the quite from the by february twelfth. Twenty one Which lynch will release his brand new album. And i love the title. My guitar drips country than kinda sums. It up doesn't it doesn't To them dog super no was he. Yes he was. I was very fortunate to play with the super bowl back in the nineties when he was really really hot. And you know being played around the world and i was fortunate enough to meet doug and do some shows with him but then we got reacquainted again. You know over the last five or six years and we just lost Last november But you know he. He had a big influence on me and I'm glad that i could write a tribute song for him. You know my and his words were my drift. My guitar trips country. So i played the song for him after i wrote it and and He'll only lasted a couple of weeks after he heard the song but really really glad that he got to hear it. Because i wanted what to hear the tribute. That i had for him sixty lesson. I'm sorry it was only six years of is ya association. It's way way way too young and the fact that He left us old world. Then you know it's kind of a shame. Imagine all the songs that never got recorded or never got written because he left us world way too soon and so. That's you know my just my little little way of saying how much i appreciate him and his music so good tribute to tune bowling ovalles. Tim has been lovely speaking to another. You probably got things to do as well. I'm second guest today. Which is a math information to met michael from. Mta's i've been done to sometimes free guests. Every am die for the last four weeks. So i'm glad. I'm at the end of that and in july Yet just further websites. I if you've got any that is important or just one. The link told them will the best way to find out about me and my music is the go to richard lynch band dot com. And you can see everything you need to know about me and the new music and our merchandise our shows and everything that you ever wanna know maybe more than what you all know. Just go to richard lynch band dot com and and you'll find me right there and love to hear from you find folks out there much we too. It's been a pleasure. And i will send details to Mike about the upcoming ideas. Sounds wonderful sir. Thank you for having me. And i hope we cross paths in the near future l. publicly in the country area near you you never know. Thank you sir. Thank you bye-bye bye-bye without was fantastic. What to say anymore right that was shown for tonight but in people horizon radius looking guests and hosts for further information. Email horizon talk radio at outlook dot com..
"second guest" Discussed on Horizon Talk Radio's podcast
"Win win win. Yes it sounds fantastic. Thank you the only extra the artist so the band is got to do Tell the everyone the effort is just to plug. The event as many times can over the next day. And i might be once a week or four night and the engage with the phone. Say look guys get voted for me will make making the websites. You'll have your profile on there so that's advertising. It's nothing else. Yeah vo you backwards and your links to your website and whether people can buy all your merchandise from and you've got to do really is your fans supposed to love you and hopefully they did to vote for you in the more the bat boever twist. They don't just get chance to vote for you. Chance to vote for as well but you get you get more points because you have found right. You're bound even points. If they know you and then they get to more votes free points for someone else on one point for someone else I know i just came up with that fight for one thing. Because obviously they want to fight for their own e book so they might give them five points and so the office. Don't catch up game less points. Avenue are you the the organizer is this your event. It will be now. Came the idea. And the two american singers have just said look you into a concert let them have the competition and then you have a comes in the twin top. Twenty thirty can then play life but most people have said even if we don't play live we're going to be that because it's a big indie festival the different nobody's really done it on the worldwide basis. I've only local to america to u k to whatever it's not it's not been done internationally. One guy was told continues from tokyo japan. Wow couple from america you know so it's gonna be the scottish and english people to sign up to make it a bit of a balanced. I'm definitely do it. Because i think it sounds like a blasted. It sounds like it's a beautiful area as well so it's sounds really cool. Yeah so it makes sense if you get a giggle to the day before the day after you know and you're that anyway for that even if you didn't get in the show list you can still pop in yes yes sounds great. Sure but raising money The charities yet. But i've let them decide. What charity Independent artists does a fund that helps people worldwide When the needs in the best support a donahue that is but it will be on the website when it gets some a basic website at the moment. Okay great and you're talking. This is a two thousand twenty two. You're talking yeah east okay. Perfect do i took you websites for the second guest tonight. Sure so my website. It's sort of hard. I know what my my last name is mouthful and it's hard to spell but it's it's john mcdonough live and i have done this to make it easy on people I created the twitter account. That's john m live and if you go there the very first tweet. The pins tweet is All the leaks to a social media site so you can find my website. Facebook instagram youtube. All that stuff. It's right there. It's very easy so just go to john. M live on twitter. And like i said that the first tweet you'll see is is all by links to my social media so that's probably the easiest way to find me and then i always tell people that then they can also choose where they want to follow me. Some people like facebook. Some people like the website Whatever whatever works best for you choose berlin. It's been very good. Took into and i will send you the lincoln and you have a great you. Diane feel free in the future. It's come on again and took a bit more that music. I would love it. Thank you for having me. It's been really fun. Yeah and if you drop email inboxes violent. At least we've got direct email. I'll do that. Yes over to you. Have a great day thank you. I'll talk to you said thank. You is Talk radio the highlands of scotland voices from around the world. Hello imagine a world without wise talk. Radio exactly horizon talk. Radio is looking for guests and hosts for further information. Email horizon talk radio at outlook dot com..
"second guest" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"If you're listening to this podcast a year ago and specifically to episode thirty two. You you might remember my interview on riquet. Pereira from dreyfus dot up house in lisbon portugal on the twelfth of march. Two thousand and twenty seven. That's now just starting very. I was a guest enriquez. Tellingly has been right as the coronavirus pandemic started to take over the world and shutdown international travel. I had arrived at this hostile just two days earlier and on this just happened to be the hostels grand opening day. I was the second guest to arrive and then two days later on the totem march when we recorded that interview the hostile was forced to close. I was the second end last kissed at the time shortly afterwards. Portugal then went into lockdown. And i came back to australia. Is the borders closed. At the time on riquet in the team at drape his startup house had no idea where the hostility of. It'd be able to reopen and i. I think i recall in that interview. We were talking about whether things improving one two or four months. I mean well now. It's being twelve months in still things are not completely back to normal but what happened next well year on. I'm joined now on the on air. Podcasts once again today by on vaca- pereira who is now the general manager at drapes dot up house in lisbon. Welcome back on ricky. Thank you matthew. Thank you thank you so much for day for invites. It's a pleasure to be here with you not here because we are a across the globe. You are in australia in portugal. Yeah but it's a real pleasure to talk with you one year later. Yes which much more insights about of y'all situation much more than we were when we were talking one year ago. Yeah absolutely and let me last time. We were sitting in the same room this time. There's an eleven hour time difference between between us but it's still it's a pleasure to have you back on so i guess in simple terms as possible. What happened over the last year since we recorded that last interview. So it's been. It's been a bumpy road so you work together. In march two thousand and wendy matthew as matthew said was our first guest a in the h. so in march two thousand and twenty. The situation was unclear right we wore. We knew that something was happening. In china we knew that it was going to europe when we were at the hostel Our first gazing portugal in the second of march so on the tenth of march as matthew were saying we had to close and since then the the rose was bumpy because it was ups and downs Just after march we went to our first lock down and for me and i think for for the majority of the population. It was the first lock down the that i had to do. We had to the hostile so since from march to june we closed. The hostel was doing an walk down. Basically it was a severe walk down in our house for twenty four hours. You just could leave for groceries or an hygenic welk..
"second guest" Discussed on KTOK
"News radio 1000 Katie. Okay with Falconer Libert, I am getting ready to have two guests. And so let me introduce to you my first guest, Amy, Tim. Sweet Way air continuing Oklahoma Gold. Now I will tell you up front. I'm having some switchboard issues, so I plan Two in just a few moments. Get Lee Tran on this Well, but Amy, are you there? Hello? Amy, are you there? Hello. I'm here yet. Okay, O speak to me again. Hello, Amy. Am here. Great. All right. I think that's the right line of Amy. Angry. Emily was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1980. The fall of Saigon propelled her family to embark on a treacherous journey to America. She lived in Seattle most of her life and worked for a large corporations like Microsoft and T Mobile in 2017. When Amy's mother passed away, Amy quit her corporate career to write her mother's story. Snow in Vietnam or is her debut novel published in 2019. Since then, she has gone on to write snow in Seattle and snows Kitchen I novella and cookbook Amy is a Vietnam War survivor and a congenital heart defect warrior. Today. Amy is a full time Arthur. She resides in Oklahoma with her husband and son, and when she's not riding she volunteers for a child advocacy center and serves as president. Of the Oklahoma City riders incorporated. She joins me this evening to tell us about her writing and also Amy, We're so delighted that you are in Oklahoma. What did it take for you to write that first novel Snow in Vietnam. Well, Gwyn when? By mother passed away from lung cancer, my will just shattered and I the only way I could honor her was to keep her memory alive and to understand, uh, What it took for her to come here and give me the life that she did. So I took two years off to mourn and Tonto start interviewing, traveling, researching doing everything I can to understand our history and Joined multiple different writers groups and went to conferences and classes. What have you and then? Two years later, my book was published and I actually got a traditional publishing contract. But in the end, I decided to self publish my novel. And it isn't about your mom's life in Vietnam, or is it about your journey to America? What is it about? Yes. So the first book is about mum. Bombs escaped from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, and it's our boat journey to the refugee camp in Indonesia. I was born nine months before the end of the war, and I also had a heart defect and wasn't supposed to live past five years old. And so my mom hustled to survive and find a way out of the country to find medical care for me. And so that's what the first book is about is just finding.