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What Was The Westward Expansion?
"Today we're talking about westward expansion. Yes earnings comforting. Yes in the united states yes so in eighteen zero three president. Thomas jefferson bought the territory of louisiana from the french government. For fifteen million dollars. This was known as the louisiana purchase. That was a lot of money back then. It was a ton of money. I wonder what it translates to today. Do that just curious know sure. It's like billions of dollars. Yeah so that. Land stretched from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains and from canada to new orleans so that like mid section it doubled the previous size of the then young united states and as as soon as jefferson signed the treaty. He sent the explorers lewis and clark to find a route to the pacific ocean. Many other explorers made the journey as well and so began the expansion of the country to jefferson. Westward expansion was the key to the nation's health. Jefferson believed that a republic depended on an independent virtuous citizenry for survival and that independence. Virtue went hand in hand with landownership especially up small farms. He wrote quote those who labor. The earth are the chosen people have gone. Wow yeah it doesn't correlate to me but okay yeah right so you're virtuous visuals and land or work. Yeah ok you work. Land make something from it. Honest work i suppose. Yeah if you're thinking kind of thing you take away like what we know about him. I'm think stop thinking of him as a person and the right he wanted the country to expand. And i think he planted the seed for the pioneers. Till i look you know you can go right. Make something something for yourself. Yeah so in. But in order for jefferson's dream for the country to come to fruition expansion had to happen so he maybe the country the dream of the country came first. And then thought okay. I need to have more land People to do So while the westward expansion is one of the defining themes of the nineteenth century american history. This growth was certainly fraught with struggle and won't get into that way by almost about forty years later. Nearly seven million americans forty percent of the nation's population now lived in this area. Well they know that way from eight eighteen three from eighteen hundred eight forty k. So pretty quick. Wake seven million. That's pretty big. Most people left their homes in the east and followed lewis and clark across the country as promised they were searching for economic opportunity like jefferson. Many of these painters believed that they would find land to farm trusting that ownership would lead to freedom in nineteen eighty five. Sorry wow a lot in eighteen forty five. A journalist named john o'sullivan put a name to this idea. That helped pull the pioneers to the west. He said that it was americans. Manifest destiny to carry quote the great experiment of liberty to the edge of the continent. O'sullivan wrote that. The survival of american freedom dependent on it and it was their duty to quote again Overspread and to possess the whole of the land which the providence has given us an quote the providence of meaning. I think the providence of light. What they were given like the land that was before them. It's here so is ours to take. Even though it wasn't i mean. Is that kinda what they get this kind of the way. I remember from Es three class and talking about manifest destiny asked yeah so this became a widely held cultural beliefs which carried the following themes the special virtues of the american people in their institutions the mission of the us to redeem in remake the west in the image of the east and an ear irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential duty so was disappointed was so arranged of area. Right ideas are planted in their head. Like if you go out there you will make your money. you'll survive you'll be happy. Happiness is just. Yep exactly yeah you'll have your own lambs have all the freedom that you'll have yeah So that term became controversial. You know throughout time. Meanwhile meanwhile while this kind of happening the question of whether slavery would carry onto to the west was at hand around this time. The missouri compromise was made which attempted to resolve the question of whether or not slavery would be allowed in the new western states That the louisiana purchase sort of like you know was responsible for create Them so this whether slavery would be in. These new states shadowed almost every conversation about the frontier. The compromise admitted missouri to the union as a slave state and may had to change main to a free state had they needed to have. They had to preserve the fragile balance in congress between us owning states in nonstop hunting state. Yes i say. I'm surprised that main was asleep. At i mean because she just think of the south. But i know. I'm know an i don't really know actually slave-owning or they like the changes such. Yeah just to keep that the same number okay. Half-and-half just have to say i know going. Forward as policy was made progressing through that it was always taken into account those southern states or the slave owning states. How making sure that they get what they want. It always had to be part of the conversation. Yeah it's crazy for another strong decade. A yeah i think even on that of course of an attorney but while they're formation was been the biggest conversation sure. Oh yes right. See that the okay. So the missouri compromise also stipulated that slavery would be prohibited north of the southern boundary of missouri. So the the thirty six degree latitude line okay It couldn't be north. Slavery couldn't be north of that but missouri was north of that so i think like after missouri said that they were going to be a slave. Nobody else could that was it. Yeah grandfathered in so many. Many thought of sullivan's manifest destiny was a secret term for spreading slavery. Really yes who thought that the people that wanted slavery or did not want to read. You know the people in the north okay. They thought it was. They thought it was like a secret term for light taking it over there. Really conspiracy theory Despite the many conflicts Far more complicated detailed for wondering really what. Everybody's wondering about the food. Because that's what i talk about sure. That's what we're here for
Chicago Weather: Tracking The Storm On New Year’s Day
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"Good vaccine news just keeps on coming on the backs of really promising news. From the pfizer. Biontech and madonna now oxford astrazeneca have announced the preliminary results from their phase three trials which showed overall seventy percent efficacy as reminder madonna and visor biotechs. Vaccines both currently show around ninety. Five percent efficacy but seventy percent is still very solid. That's about where dr fauci had been saying. He'd be very pleased to see. But i overall seventy percent. Because there's a weird quirk of the oxford astrazeneca vaccine. That i as someone who is not an immunologist. Don't quite understand but hopefully we'll get more information on it in the coming days. Here's what i can tell you for now. The vaccine like the pfizer biontech one would need to be distributed in two doses however the first dose just needs to be half a dose for some reason. Doing a half dose on the first injection makes the whole vaccine overall more effective than if you got to hold doses quoting stat news. The preliminary results on the astrazeneca vaccine were based on a total one hundred. Thirty one covid nineteen cases in a study involving eleven thousand three hundred sixty three participants. The findings were perplexing to full doses of the vaccine appeared to be only sixty two percent effective at preventing disease while a half dose followed by a full dose was about ninety percent effective. That ladder analysis was conducted on a small subset of the study participants. Only two thousand seven hundred forty one a us based trial being supported by operation. Warp speed is testing the two full dose regimen. That may soon change. Astrazeneca plans to explore adding the half dose full dose regimen to its ongoing clinical trials in discussions with regulatory agencies spokesman told stat in an email and quotes and quoting from the new york times. The oxford scientists said they were still trying to understand why the vaccine was more effective at a smaller first dose. The first is supposed to prime the immune system while the second is supposed to boost its response while it seemed counter intuitive for a smaller i dose to be more effective. They said that strategy. More closely mimic. What happens with a real infection. End quotes peter openshaw professor of experimental medicine at imperial college. London explained to the associated. Press that vaccines. don't work. Like normal drugs where a higher dose produces more effects. The immune system is more complicated. Openshaw also notes that if indeed people do only need half a dose for one of the injections that's great news because it will be even cheaper to produce for more people. This was the vaccine candidate. That i was most excited about early on because it seemed like they kind of had a head start quoting the new york. Times astrazeneca's macos vaccine is designed to genetically altered in a dinner virus found in chimps. So that it harmlessly mimics the corona virus and provoke an immune response vaccine deploying. That technology has never won approval but the approach has been studied before notably in a small two thousand eighteen study of an experimental vaccine against the virus that causes middle east respiratory syndrome or mergers that viruses related to sars cov two the novel corona virus that causes covid nineteen so when covid nineteen emerged the team of scientists at oxford's jenner institute that had been leading the work on similar corona viruses. Had a head start once. The genetic code of sars cov two was published in early january. The oxford team sped to adapt their platform to the new corona virus and begin animal testing and quotes the other win in oxford. Astrazeneca's corner is unlike the pfizer. Biontech vaccine this latest one does not require any special refrigeration just standard storage and transportation temperatures of two eight degrees celsius or thirty six to forty six degrees fahrenheit and it can be stored for up to six months. The moderna vaccine requires cooler temperatures of negative four degrees fahrenheit but then can be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures after thawing in can be stored as such for a month. The pfizer biontech vaccine. Meanwhile requires dry. Ice to store at negative seventy degrees celsius or negative ninety four degrees fahrenheit s- that makes the oxford astrazeneca vaccine much more appealing for areas without the infrastructure or funding to sustain the pfizer. Biotech cold chain. And with that in mind. Astrazeneca is applying for early approval wherever it can as well as an emergency useless stained from the world health organization so that it can be made available in low income countries they plan to produce three billion doses next year and are committed to providing it at cost around the world through july. Twenty twenty one. The vaccine costs around three or four. Us dollars significantly less than the others late stage. Trials are continuing in the us. Japan russia south africa kenya and latin america and further trials are planned for other european and asian countries. So definitely more good news but watch this space for more
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective on average
"We have such good news and among the top story is late. Stage trials showing the astrazeneca oxford covid vaccine can be up to ninety percent effective. Make terrell joining us now with the full details. Beg good morning good to see you. Good morning guys so another vaccine. Monday here astrazeneca reporting results from its pooled trials from multiple countries Showing that When you look at the data together you are more than ninety percent efficacy. It's a bit of a confusing result. Though because one dosing regimen showed that very high efficacy another showed sixty two percent of the so together. It's about seventy point four percent effective when you combine those two dosing regimens now. The difference was where you've got that ninety percent number that's when they gave a half does on the first dose and a full one on the second one together they are saying these are very positive data and they do plan to start submissions where they can around the world now they also say there was a large safety database for more than twenty four thousand volunteers in the uk brazil and south africa With follow up since april another thing. That differentiates this vaccine is it can be stored at fridge temperature. Thirty six to forty six degrees fahrenheit and distributed using existing logistics the tremendous manufacturing capacity. They've made a lot of different partnerships So this vaccine could really add to supply. We are still digging through those data and understanding. Exactly how the different dosing regimens led to such different advocacy results. We'll talk with experts and bring that to you this morning. But the headline one of these dosing regimens more than ninety percent effective. Seventy percent when you put both of them together guys. Back over to you meg. I have so many questions for you. And i realize it's early and you're just going through all of this to you may not have the answers to any of this yet. But look ninety percent efficacy. That's really great to it doesn't compare it doesn't match up quite as well as we've seen with both pfizer and with moderna with the ninety five percents efficacy but ninety percent. That's really good. Sixty two not so great. What do you do. You have any idea if it had anything to do with where it took place Just geographically in terms of these phase phase. Three trial results. If it was different in south africa it was different in brazil. It was different in the uk or if it was age groups that were different. That also played into that as well or was it simply the level of dosing. When i've seen so far in the data and these i really woke up to they did release them overnight but we did not find out about them on embargoing advance which we sometimes do and gives us time to really dig through them So from the headlines. That i've had a chance to really dig into it really does seem like a dosing difference for some reason given that half those on the first dose and then a full dose on the second lead to that much higher efficacy And so something. I really want to understand the name. I've already been reaching out to vaccine experts this morning to try to get a sense for. Does that line up with what would make sense about how a vaccine works. And is there good explanation for that so we can really understand. Why difference. certainly. There's a huge difference between sixty two and ninety between ninety and ninety five. That's pretty good.
A Conversation with Matthew Jordan Smith
"Hey come back to another episode of this. We can photo. I'm your host frederik van johnson. Today i get to chat with one of my heroes. In the photography world if samantha jordan smith he is one of those guys that is living the life of photographer that many of us dream about living. It's shoot beautiful famous people. He's extremely talented. He knows his way around a photon or to any educates he speaks. He does all the stuff that one day. I hope i can do so to the show man how you doing. I'm doing very good man. Good to be here in a big way chilly last saw in japan. It's now feels like fall. I got this morning. It's my morning right now in doing this turtleneck like it was kinda chilly in the house this morning. So franken case is here in california northern california. It's not crazy hat but in my office right now it is. It is seventy eight seventy six degrees in here. I got a fan. Good it's weird. This area's just weird. It gets cold. It gets hot and it gets colder. Have whatever. yeah but yeah. Let's let's listen jump into it man. I wanna i wanna get a quick check in on where things are when last we spoke. You were preparing a brand new art form. To be availed show and art show in tokyo. And you get all excited about that. Everything was getting ready to get going to figure out how the installation was gonna go. Phyllis in go in or you're happy with it. I went very very well. It happened on september first. Which is i still at this point. japan was kind of locked down. The no tourists can come into japan. Even right now noticing come in so it was only people who live here coming to the show so it wasn't packed way it would have been in the times but it still had a lot of people that came through. The show shows up for two weeks. We had because this japan they document everything so we found out he became to the show there. About five hundred seventy people came through the show over to period of time so that was decent. It would been you know three times that at least if it had been in normal times however it what was great about it it opened the door for other shows and for other opportunities. So i've been in meetings with with different companies about those other opportunities. I can't go deeper into discussion about that. But some really exciting things are happening. I've been having meetings e even this week dealing with The outcome of that. Well you know it was happened from that show and i have another show that will now take place in tokyo sometime in twenty twenty one so it's really been really wonderful. I am now working on new pieces to go into the new show It's just opened up some really interesting abilities. Some really excited about that on both ends. You say you have a new art form and people look at you little firs they come in. They see the work and they make a judgment call. What was cool about. This is that people came in to see the show and they are statement which is kind of curriculum by comes in. They read about the the work in the the work and those who really know photography from the past look at the work and say wow how is this done and that question has led to a lot of great meetings and has led to this new. Hopefully this new show happy and twenty twenty one. The other great thing about it is there other shows that happen and there was a big show in kyoto. Where had my exhibit. That happens called catastrophe and that happened two weeks after my show closed. That show opened up and i would love to be in that show next year. Hopefully that will happen. I did meet the. The people run kyoto goofy. They didn't see the show. I met them after it closed my show closed but hopefully out. I now have information to to show them mooring and go from there. So i invite them to my show that opens in two thousand twenty one because people need to see things versus just hear it so sometimes you if you hear something like okay. What is that you can't tell and to you see it. I've had again like five. Six means one company and they want to see the work. You know themselves so we had a meeting this week where they actually saw the work and then they got it. Now we've had like five meetings no virtually before but they hadn't seen in the work. They saw pictures of the show when it was in in kyoto but they didn't make it to the show this week for the first time ever They saw the work and that changed everything. So this is work. You must see tangibly. See to get it so excited about that. And how to launch that so
Houston's Weather: Sunny Today, Partly Cloudy Tonight
"Clear clear clear clear starting starting starting starting off off off off this this this this Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday and and and and plenty plenty plenty plenty of of of of sun sun sun sun during during during during the the the the afternoon. The high today should warm 81, which is about six degrees above average. Artie. Cloudy tonight with a low dropping down to 63 Clearing will take place into something afternoon. The high of 82 that a slight
The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam
"Was a sunny sixty six degrees when a Lisa, lamb arrived in Los Angeles on January twenty sixth two, thousand thirteen. It felt vastly different from the frigid winters back home in Vancouver Canada. Lisa was a student at the University of British Columbia. She had decided to spend her winter break traveling up the coast of California by train. This trip was a big opportunity for Lisa. She was fascinated by the film and fashion industries. So what better place to experience both then Los Angeles? Over the past year she'd gained some traction on her blog, a site where she discussed her favorite style and beauty trends. But Lisa also opened up to her followers about her personal life. At Lisa's parents were a recent theme in her blog. They had immigrated from Hong Kong Years Prior, and we're particularly worried about their daughter traveling through America alone. But at least had promised to call them every day to check in operating on a student's Budget Lisa booked a cheap hotel in downtown. Los Angeles about a twenty minute walk from union station. It was called these stay on main, but it used to go by a more infamous title the Sicel Hotel. When Hotel Your William Hanner built the Sel in nineteen, twenty four, he installed its marble lobby stained glass windows and Parisians. Sure. Hanner hoped these ornate features would attract socialites and businessman five years later, the Great Depression hit and over the following decades, the property fell victim to the economic disaster. While glamorous visitors continued to stay at the C. Soul in the nineteen thirties and forties. By the time World War Two had passed most guests were transients or low income citizens of the city. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel gradually became known as skid row it streets hosted thousands of homeless citizens. Skid row grew to be the epicenter of criminal and drug activity in Los, Angeles and the seasonal hotel was at the heart of it. Countless sexual assault cases, several murders, and over a dozen suicides have happened behind its doors Elizabeth short more famously dubbed. The Black Dahlia was rumored to have had a drink at the hotel the night of her murder in January nineteen, forty seven. Whether. Or not. She actually stepped foot into the sea soul her body was found only blocks away. In. One thousand, nine, hundred, sixty to a guest named pauline in dough from the ninth storey window landing on a passer-by. Both people died. In the Nineteen Eighties serial killer Richard Ramirez better known as the night stalker lived at the hotel during one of his murder sprees in return there each night after committing his crimes. It's unclear whether a lease, a new, the properties history, but the neighborhood didn't sound any alarms for her. On January twenty eighth her third day in Los Angeles she checked into the hostile style shared room at the newly rebranded stay on main hotel. On January twenty sixth and Lisa updated her blog. She seemed excited about going to a speakeasy at discreet cocktail lounge where she planned to catch some live jazz. Her next update shared some concerning news. She said she lost a cell phone that evening keyword being A. She wrote that the phone wasn't hers but had been borrowed from a friend. It's not entirely clear if Lisa had another device on hand or needed to borrow this one because her own phone was broken. She had a laptop with her to her blog but complained about the bad WIFI in the hotel. On January thirty, first, a Lisa was switched from shared dormitory to a private room. According to the Hotel Management Elisa's roommates had filed complaints about her odd behavior. Just what this behavior was is unclear even so at Lisa's trip appeared otherwise uneventful until January thirty first, which was supposed to be her final day in Los Angeles. She was due to check out the next morning on the thirty first she visited a bookstore close to the hotel. The shots manager said she spoke to a Lisa who seemed to be in good spirits. At, Lisa told her that she was buying gifts for her family. She was also looking for a book that wouldn't be too heavy to carry on her journey. According to the police the bookseller was one of the last people Lisa had contact with. When a Lisa's parents didn't hear from her that evening they called the Los Angeles Police Department in a panic. Lisa had been checking in daily.
"Welcome to kids myths and Mysteries. I'm your host can't come today cloaked in secrecy or overshadowed by current events. It would seem the only thing on the news today is our political situation as we approach election for President of the United States. And then of course, we have our economic debacle and fifty four million people who are food insecure not to mention some very serious changes in the weather. These have overshadowed something if you've watched or listened to the news you may have noticed the occasional use of the phrase. We didn't want to panic the American people. The truth is those words usually come out of the mouth of a politician who didn't want to face the backlash of his constituents over a particular decision. He made what if there was something that was real and not a political Ploy or conspiracy theory something that could kill you that have been closed off. Secrecy or overshadowed by today's events and it's only now being acknowledged as a threat still played down though. That's something that's a disease. It's a fungus no less than the common name. The one you hear used in the news is candida. Auris as the time of this podcast it remains drug-resistant. It also remains virtually unknown. It is rarely caught early because it's early symptoms are fever and chills that don't improve after antibiotic treatment think for a moment how many times you've gotten a fever sweat it out. So I mentioned candida. Auris is a fungus yeast is a fungus that lives in the body generally a fungus cannot Thrive or grow in the body's ninety-eight-point-six degree temperature that candida. Auris can or body is a sealed system. Candia artists can live on the skin fairly harmless lie, but if a cut is infected, Did with it or it is introduced into the blood it will be fatal in recorded cases. Those that have been diagnosed with candida. Auris and the blood have died within ninety days of the diagnosis wage in one case. It was determined that the hospital room of the victim of candida. Auris was contaminated with the fungus. It was on the hospital bed rails to Sheetz the doorknobs. It was also determined that standard disinfectants used to clean hospital rooms had no effect on the fungus because it can live on the skin. This means a doctors and nurses have to find a way to eliminate the risk of contaminating patients just like the FBI with its Ten Most Wanted list the CDC has an urgent threat list and candida. Auris is at the top of that list or wage was until the coronavirus surfaced yet. This super fungus is not new in emerged in Venezuela that appeared in Spain india-pakistan then turned up in South Africa job. In the United States has been detected in New York, New Jersey in Illinois. So how many in the United States have been affected one of the problems with researching something that is cloaked in secrecy and overshadowed by the coronavirus is getting accurate figures. I have been given a number ranging from thirteen cases to over 700,000 truth more than half. The people the contract candy ours died within ninety days. So the death rate is either 6 or 7 or 350,000 researchers say that as the climate in certain areas has increased or changed or heated up candida. Auris has adapted to the point that it can live in the human body. They have found that it is also related to agriculture as more antifungals are applied to plants to keep them from rotting in these plants are consumed and the incident of candida auris infection. Will increase the fungus can be found on meets manure fertilized vegetables. Although there is no cure for an individual that is infected hospitals are adapting a type of robot that uses pulsating violet light that removes microorganisms including candida. Auris for the average American researchers say it is best to consume organic fruits and vegetables. That's avoiding the rampant use of fungicides that contribute to the search in this drug-resistant
California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger
"A record breaking fall heatwave and Santa Anna winds are heightening fire danger across a swath of southern California the national. Weather. Service has issued a fire weather watch for much of the region and critical conditions are expected through this afternoon. The heat wave has also hiked temperatures ten to twenty degrees above normal while a heat advisory remains in effect through this evening. In fact, several cities hit record daily high temperatures this week including Anaheim at ninety six degrees Wednesday. It's not just the southland either much of northern California is under a red. Flag.
Secular Strategies for Politics
"Welcome to the show. So good to be back with you. I'm doing a couple of shows this week. and. They're kind of across the spectrum. The last show I did. I ever with the Mormon So exciting Mormons tinted stay far away from me. But it was fun actually having a Mormon willing to engage in an actual live debate and we went for like almost three hours and so if you haven't heard the full unedited. Commercialized version of that. The full extended version it's at Patriotair Dot com slash David C smalley. But right now. I'm joined in studio, the One and only Sarah Eleven. God I haven't heard that name in a long time. It's so great to be back. Gosh and it's weird. It's our first time in studio. Yes. You've done a actually come a little closer. You've done a lot of stuff with me, but it's always been over the phone would call in like every week back in the day and the old the old dogma debate days don't even call the show that anymore. but it's like. You've been so active in the political scene and it's funny that there's there are a lot of new people listen to the show now, who have no idea who you are, and then are some of the old school people who were like Sarah. Seeing a long lost cousin. Great. So have you been first and foremost good really well, I just moved to Los. Angeles. So. Thank you. Welcome to the fires and small quakes. It's so disappointing. The first week it was clear skies as beautiful and we were like Oh man we're going to go get our beach tent and and all this stuff, and then it's like now now it's. Hazy skies and it's really depressing and you know I sound like a very privilege right now. Go to the beach. The opposite effect for me the first six weeks I lived here it was rainy and cold, and it was like. I know it was six weeks straight in everybody everywhere I would go they would always go. It's never been like this. We don't know what's happening like it's never been like this I'm going. Yeah. Right and then sure enough it went seven months without raining or something it was gorgeous seventy five degrees every day for nine months out of the year or something, and then it rains again and I'm like, what's this falling on my car? This is bizarre. It is really is really rare that something like this happens, but it's that's what they said about. The last weekend were like this is the hottest weekend and all of all of the year and my place doesn't have air conditioning because it usually doesn't need it most people here that and they're like, why do you not have air conditioning? There are a lot of people go out here a little bit north of Hollywood. So where I am it's common to have AC but down actually on the beach, most people don't because it's like. Seventy S. Literally. Just crack window open your door in. It's fine. but last weekend. Right here where I am I say you a screen shot at one hundred seventeen degrees right here at this spot for you. It was one twenty-one. Few miles away. I can't even imagine one, hundred seventeen. I actually walked outside just to see what it was like literally like an oven it is. You just don't want to do anything used. and. I'll say it's still not as bad as like ninety six degrees in Texas. Because of the humidity humidity, you could take a shower and get out of the TUB and you're sweating and you feel disgusting. It is actually a swamp people forget. Reason more than one reason why it's So let's get into that. They remember you from a different organization. We don't have to dive into all of that, but you are now Founder and principal founder. If you wanted to say with or what, but you're now the founder of secular strategies. So let's get into a little bit of what that means because. I think more than ever. We need that right now just the name it says so much talk about what you do, what you were going to Asians. Sure. So you know I'm I'm really kind of like a meat and potatoes doer and always have been I'm I'm really most interested in just getting things done and getting them done as effectively in strategically as possible and I one of the inspirations for me to start my own company to work with. Clients focused on religious freedom separation of church and state was and you were part of this right in Texas in two thousand sixteen. When we got the secular caucus running that is now totally a pre- pretty much self reliant fundraising for themselves. I would say we spent maybe. A total of like five thousand dollars investing in that in that whole event and that that startup period and. Now, four years later that organization has you know a chair Vice Chair secretary treasurer is raising money got a resolution pass in two local counties van in conversion therapy in Texas. That is and more endorsing candidates. Remember correctly was was that the first ever secular caucus for advancement convention I gave a talk at that. I spoke. I Yeah I remember I remember being able to like I was just I got to say that I got to give a talk at the first ever everyone that's huge. Yeah and now they're like fully functioning. Yeah and now there's one in Nebraska just got one stood up in Florida. So they're they're secular Democrats of Florida and I'm working on. Virginia Colorado And Kentucky now, and we'll get into that in a second but I go back to twenty sixteen when I talk about what I'm doing today because from my perspective. That is one of the highest return on investment projects I have ever done. In terms of how much investment of time and money and the long term offensive because you know, you can do a lot of work but you want your. For me I want to institutionalize things that are going to be self sustaining so that we can I mean from my perspective, we are basically forty fifty years behind the Evangelical, right?
Secular Strategies for Politics
"I'm joined in studio, the One and only Sarah Eleven. God I haven't heard that name in a long time. It's so great to be back. Gosh and it's weird. It's our first time in studio. Yes. You've done a actually come a little closer. You've done a lot of stuff with me, but it's always been over the phone would call in like every week back in the day and the old the old dogma debate days don't even call the show that anymore. but it's like. You've been so active in the political scene and it's funny that there's there are a lot of new people listen to the show now, who have no idea who you are, and then are some of the old school people who were like Sarah. Seeing a long lost cousin. Great. So have you been first and foremost good really well, I just moved to Los. Angeles. So. Thank you. Welcome to the fires and small quakes. It's so disappointing. The first week it was clear skies as beautiful and we were like Oh man we're going to go get our beach tent and and all this stuff, and then it's like now now it's. Hazy skies and it's really depressing and you know I sound like a very privilege right now. Go to the beach. The opposite effect for me the first six weeks I lived here it was rainy and cold, and it was like. I know it was six weeks straight in everybody everywhere I would go they would always go. It's never been like this. We don't know what's happening like it's never been like this I'm going. Yeah. Right and then sure enough it went seven months without raining or something it was gorgeous seventy five degrees every day for nine months out of the year or something, and then it rains again and I'm like, what's this falling on my car? This is bizarre. It is really is really rare that something like this happens, but it's that's what they said about. The last weekend were like this is the hottest weekend and all of all of the year and my place doesn't have air conditioning because it usually doesn't need it most people here that and they're like, why do you not have air conditioning? There are a lot of people go out here a little bit north of Hollywood. So where I am it's common to have AC but down actually on the beach, most people don't because it's like. Seventy S. Literally. Just crack window open your door in. It's fine. but last weekend. Right here where I am I say you a screen shot at one hundred seventeen degrees right here at this spot for you. It was one twenty-one. Few miles away. I can't even imagine one, hundred seventeen. I actually walked outside just to see what it was like literally like an oven it is. You just don't want to do anything used. and. I'll say it's still not as bad as like ninety six degrees in Texas. Because of the humidity humidity, you could take a shower and get out of the TUB and you're sweating and you feel disgusting. It is actually a swamp people forget. Reason more than one reason why it's So let's get into that. They remember you from a different organization. We don't have to dive into all of that, but you are now Founder and principal founder. If you wanted to say with or what, but you're now the founder of secular strategies. So let's get into a little bit of what that means because. I think more than ever. We need that right now just the name it says so much talk about what you do, what you were going to Asians. Sure. So you know I'm I'm really kind of like a meat and potatoes doer and always have been I'm I'm really most interested in just getting things done and getting them done as effectively in strategically as possible and I one of the inspirations for me to start my own company to work with. Clients focused on religious freedom separation of church and state was and you were part of this right in Texas in two thousand sixteen. When we got the secular caucus running that is now totally a pre- pretty much self reliant fundraising for themselves. I would say we spent maybe. A total of like five thousand dollars investing in that in that whole event and that that startup period and. Now, four years later that organization has you know a chair Vice Chair secretary treasurer is raising money got a resolution pass in two local counties van in conversion therapy in Texas. That is and more endorsing candidates. Remember correctly was was that the first ever secular caucus for advancement convention I gave a talk at that. I spoke. I Yeah I remember I remember being able to like I was just I got to say that I got to give a talk at the first ever everyone that's huge. Yeah and now they're like fully functioning. Yeah and now there's one in Nebraska just got one stood up in Florida. So they're they're secular Democrats of Florida and I'm working on. Virginia Colorado And Kentucky now, and we'll get into that in a second but I go back to twenty sixteen when I talk about what I'm doing today because from my perspective. That is one of the highest return on investment projects I have ever done.
Your Next Dive - Coco View Resort
"Needless to say, the worldwide pandemic has seriously impacted our next is. We recently had to forego our trip to Nassau and diving with Stuart. Cove. Dive. Bahamas it in October. We do know that eventually will return to normal and we'll be traveling again to fantastic dive locations. With that in mind on today's installment of your next dive, we're going to cocoa view resort on Roy Tan in Honduras. For a number of years, we heard about cocoa view from one of our instructors as one of his favourite dive destinations. So way back in two, thousand, Thirteen Donna and I had the opportunity to go to coco view. When the shop was running their annual trip there. Roett Tan is an island thirty, five miles off the coast of doors. It is forty nine square miles large and it has it is twenty eight miles in length. When you arrive at Rotan's Tans International Airport you'll be met by the resort staff and board a bus for a ride to a boat-landing. There you'll take a short boat ride that takes you to a small key where the resort is located. Let's start with diving. Cocoa view has what they call the front yard. You get to the front yard by walking in the water and taking swim out to either cocoa view or Newman Wall. Right in the middle of the front yard is a wreck called the Prince Albert The diving in the Front Yard is twenty, four hours a day seven days a week. Great for doing a night dive or maybe even a sunrise dive. Having access to unlimited sure diving is definitely a big plus for dive locations. When we went there, they had a policy where you did at checkout dive in the Front Yard I you did a couple of skills which your dive guide mask flooding clear regulator recovery before heading out to the wreck in the wall. I can't remember any other location. I've been to where you had to do a checkout dive with skills. Not sure if they still do that but no big deal. I went back to my log book to see what Di Sites we visited. We did Valley of the Kings at seventy six feet Calvin crack at ninety two tall to small along with John Spot Mary's place on 'cause place. All the dives give gave us a myriad of life coral with eighty plus visibility and bottled water temperatures in October between eighty to eighty six degrees. Fahrenheit. They have this routine where you'll do a dive at one spot and then they drop you off either on cocoa view or Newman's wall for your second dive and you make your way along the wall back to the front yard and walkout. Some folks didn't like that after a couple of days. Everybody's a little different. Their main dive boats are fifty foot long US navy boats that have been redesigned for Scuba. Their spacious well-maintained easy to get on and off and get you to dive sites quickly. The boats dock right in front of your gear locker and your gear lockers actually like a quonset hut but. There's one for each boat and it's open at both ends and you'll get a little storage locker inside that. Quantum hut. The, dive team will take your stuff to the boat if you indicate that you were diving on storage locker. It doesn't get any easier than that. We were fortunate to stay on an over the water bungalow connected by wooden walkways. Spacious Room with French doors that opened up to our private porch with Hammock. You can also choose Cabana or oceanfront room. You have all your meals in the clubhouse restaurant, all the typical breakfast fare followed by lunch and dinner with a Honduran flair. And if you desire. You won't go hungry. The clubhouses a gathering place for free seminars, enjoying your favorite beverage playing pool or visiting with the resorts feathered residents. While we haven't been back to coco view for a little while I'm sure that they are still first class operation experienced. If you're considering a trip to Roy Tan. When the pandemic is passed, you won't be disappointed for making cocoa view one of your next dives.
Why Are Potted Tomato Plants Wilting?
"He also has a question which is very interesting. He Scott some beefsteak tomatoes that he's growing in pots. and. He's He's getting some green tomatoes and you know getting getting some harvest but he's he wonders why the leaves are always wilted any any says you know it's not moisture because he's very careful about you know he he waits until you know he sticks his finger down when they start to get dry a water them thoroughly leave him alone. Maybe just one to two times a wiki waters though so he's he's wondering if it isn't moisture wire the leaves wilting. No I'm not sure I can answer that however. They tomatoes and many other fruit fruit trees, and so on. Have to pump a tremendous amount of water to develop a fruit. And Tomatoes being quite watering I'm just simply guessing that there's maybe not enough route on them to peak to be able to pick up enough water to do the site well, the increase in size and tomato, and hopefully flavor to as well as keeping the league's going there comes another consideration and that is many many plants some that we don't pay much attention to because their. Leaves, hardened and states fairly stiff but eighty six degrees. If I remember correctly is the turnaround point where plants they don't die fortunately, they just shut down their their physiology turns around and and it shuts up what we'll call. Well, they are called stole mates on the bottoms and sometimes ops of the leaves and in some plants even on the stems to where the plant Preserves the water it is within, and then as water is still leaving the leaf to a certain degree and it's not being pulled through by the the normal action from route to top IT, they just may wield over and I'm betting that Bhai Ten thirty eleven o'clock at night they're starting to plump up again and by morning those leaves are probably and pretty much normal but by ten o'clock. In the morning when the sun hits them, which needs to do and then the winds and whatever they're just simply drying out beyond their capability to move water through. I'm guessing it's either or both of those things.
Minnesota's boreal forest is a climate change hot spot
"As climate change unfolds we're learning that warming is uneven temperature records show distinct climate change hotspots, and northern Minnesota's among the fastest warming areas on the planet. Minnesota's iron range and Canadian border counties have worn more than two degrees, Celsius or three point six degrees Fahrenheit since eighteen ninety-five. That's twice as fast as the twin cities and the global average of about one degree Celsius. How is that changing Minnesota's Flores Lee? Froehlich directs the University of Minnesota Center for forced ecology. Highly Hi, fall good to be with you. How quickly do force react to that kind of temperature change there already reacting the seedlings of Red Maple and Northern Red Oak. And a few other species of trees are already spreading in places like the boundary waters that is enough of a temperature rise that those species which are from southern Minnesota in central Minnesota are moving into what we call the boreal zone, which is the very northern part of Minnesota. Where normally it would be so cold that you wouldn't have anything other than Birch and Aspen and conifers like spruce, and for let's say I'm traveling up in northern. MINNESOTA. What should people look for to see the forest changing? Well if you drive the highway. From Virginia to Ili. Say in mid September. You will see a lot more red there because red maple has expanded quite dramatically there does that mean it's a less favourable environment for the coniferous trees also, we don't think so not yet. That hasn't gotten warm enough to start reducing the growth or to kill the conifers but we do know that if it does warm up another degree Celsius, we might start seeing mortality and reduced growth those coniferous trees when I travel up north I the a lot of these dead birch stands across northern Minnesota. Is there a climate connection there? Yes. There is a climate connection. Now Paper Birch is very sensitive in this case to warming soil temperatures in summer. So just the fact that springs are a little earlier and falls are a little later means that the soil has more time to warm up during the summer and you combine that even with mild to moderate droughts like we had several of between two thousand and two, thousand and ten, and you get a Lotta root damage do these changing forests affect our lakes in Minnesota yes. with fewer conifers and more deciduous trees. The chemistry of the water that percolates through the soil and end of the lake will be different because. The full edge when it falls off, the trees is less acidic for things like Maple and oak that would be for spruce and for so the chemistry of the water will be different. Probably that will lead to more nutrients in the lake and US in a small enhancement of the amount of algae and so on that what grow in the lake in your work as you look ahead, what forest trends will you be watching for the next five to ten years and beyond? Well, we'll be watching the sea of. The maples and oaks continue into invade. The boreal forest will also be looking for wildlife species like deer and Bobcat, will they continue to move in and replace Moose and links? There are also somewhat climate dependent So a lot of interesting things to watch for
a secret wrapped in mystery
"If you watched or listened to the news, you may have noticed the. Use of the phrase we didn't WANNA panic. The American people the truth is those words usually come out of the mouth will call Titian who didn't want to face the backlash of his constituents over particular decision he made. But what if there was something that was real and not a particular political ploy or conspiracies theory something that could kill you that had been cloaked in secrecy and his only now being acknowledged as a threat still played down. That's something is a disease, a fungus, no less the common name. The one you'll hear used in the news is indeed rs as of the time of this podcast, it remains drug resistant, they don't have a cure. It is rarely caught early because it's early symptoms are fever and chills at don't improve after antibiotic treatment. Think for a moment. How many times have you gotten a fever just sweated it out. As I mentioned KENDEDA RS is a fungus yeast as a fungus that lives in the body. Generally, a fungus cannot thrive or grow embodies ninety eight point, six degree temperature that can deal or a can our body is a sealed system. Artists can live on the skin fairly harmlessly. But if a cut is infected with it or introduced into the blood, it will be fatal. In. Cases those that have been diagnosed with CONDADO RS in the blood have died within ninety days of the diagnosis. In one case it was determined that the hospital room of victim of Candy RS was contaminated with the fungus it was on the hospital bedrooms the phone, the sheets, the doorknobs it was also determined that standard disinfectants used to clean hospital rooms had no effect on the fungus. Because it can live on the skin. This means the doctors and nurses have to find a way to eliminate the risk of contaminating patients just like the FBI with its ten most wanted list. The CDC has an urgent threat list and Candida RS is at the top. Yet. This super fungus is not new. It emerged in Venezuela then appeared in Spain India. Pakistan that it turned up in South Africa. In the United States has been detected in New York New Jersey and Illinois. So how many in the United States have been affected? Will one of the problems with researching something that is cloaked in secrecy is getting an accurate figure. I have been given numbers ranging anywhere from thirteen cases to over seven hundred thousand cases truth more than half the people contracted need. Ours have died within ninety days. So the death rate is six or three, hundred and fifty thousand. Researchers say that as the climate in certain areas has increased, candied orange has adopted to the point that it can live in the human body. They found that it is also related to agriculture as more antifungal are applied to plans to keep them from rotting these plants are consumed incident of data infection will increase. The fungus can be found on meets manure fertilized vegetables. Although there is no cure for an individual that is infected hospitals are adapting to type of robot that uses a pulsating violently. That removes micro organisms including candied office. For the average American researchers, say it is best to consume organic fruits and vegetables thus avoiding the rampant use of fungicides contributing to the surge of this drug resistant fungus.
"We're bringing you a quick concentrated hit of all things black this week, we're playing six degrees of black separation in honor of President Obama's birthday. We're celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Mo better blues with Spike Lee ranked and and I turn to astrologer Dana Lynne knuckles to see. If the stars can explain why our friendship is. So dysfunctional it's packed week Ya and on today's episode, we're talking to hip hop photographer Mel d Cole who's gone from capturing subjects Ciza, most deaf and tyler the Creator to documenting those protesting on the front lines for change he tells us why he feels like the pictures he's taken this year are some of the most important images he'll ever take a really special episode we hope you like it. This year the black lives matter protests and uprisings have garnered unprecedented numbers and attention popular hip hop photographer. Mill Deco has shifted his lens from music to documenting the movement from the front lines. Today joins us to discuss his experiences as a photo journalist and reveals which image he hopes will go down in history keep watching this is the not Mel, D Cole started his journey as a photographer in two thousand two with a disposable camera, and since then his work has been featured in esquire rolling stone and Fader Magazine's known for documenting the hip hop scene. Cole has been the resident photographer for the roots and he's also shot fifty cents beyond say and chance the rapper. He's also published a book of his earlier works titled Great Photographs of Hip Hop in the current climate. Coal is now focusing on photo journalism in the streets documenting this store time of social unrest. Mouth. Thank you so much for joining us today. Really happy to have you. Happy to be here. Pandemic has halted work for a lot of creative people. Affect you as hip hop photographer. Oh, shoot affected me in ways where everything just completely stopped I work a lot with Trey Songz. Like. A few weeks after that roots picnic, every festival everything has just completely I had. No work and it was like now, what am I gonNA? Do to support my family and e s had to pivot and you moved into photo journalism which in this environment you know is a is a choice he talk about that decision to pick up the camera in a different way I've always done street photography. So it of came naturally get back out there and shoot industries and couple months. Later you know the protests started and George Floyd died and I had a call accident within myself after talking with another photographer by the name of dollars and he basically expired was already inside of me called me to excellent. I'll even saying the words the Time magazine cover his first one was. I crave I desire to win. You know either have a photo inside in Time magazine talks about the moment that you decided that you needed to be out there on the frontlines documenting this movement. There is no way for me to do it except for being the friends I feel like I to give. To give it to the world and use platforms to show people what's going on in expect my photos have the impact that they did took the first photo. There we went viral and got close twenty, five, thousand likes and. Comments and it was really unexpected for me and that really. Kept me motivated I mean I know you've probably been out there capturing kind of some of the viruses curb have been subject to it absolutely within the first week. Got Attacked by the COPS. Beat tons of for life maybe twenty seconds or so and they realized that. I wasn't. A threat. Just, protesting counter protests for people that were protecting. Columbus Christopher. Columbus statue in. South. Philly within moments of getting their man punched me in the face. Right over the back. Before he punched me looked me in the I. Get outta here and boy I mean I see the violence I've become a this I never thought becomes a part of it. You know. It's all
Great Lakes temperatures breaking records
"You may have missed it in this extreme news year of twenty, twenty climate changes in the north are happening at a record pace this year the data points record setting one hundred re temperatures in Siberia, Arctic wildfires omitting record greenhouse gas emissions, and the Lowest Arctic Sea ice coverage ever recorded in July. Closer to home water temperatures in the Great Lakes have been running high this summer. Erik. Anderson is with Noah's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Eric Welcome to climate cast. Glad to be here. Thanks for having me. Let's talk about Great Lakes water temperatures this year. How warm are they? So. Generally, they're about one to two degrees warmer than what we've seen. We saw spike in early July that race temperatures up. So in Lake Michigan that's. About seventy six degrees. Fahrenheit. Lake Huron slightly cooler around seventy two degrees. Lake Erie getting close to eighty just under eighty maybe about seventy eight and Lake Ontario? Kind of seventy six point five degrees I would say. Let's talk about Lake Superior why is it different than the other Great Lakes? Well, you know generally there's differences just across the Great Lakes from geographic scale of the region. So superior. Is the farthest North Lake I can see dramatically different weather than you see in Lake Erie you're on -Tario. Pursue the southern stretch of Lake Michigan. So that's one factor. It can get slightly different weather, slightly different air temperatures and winds in that region. But another key feature is just the size and the depth of the lake. Because Lake Superior so big in. So deep the cold water that's down below does a tremendous job at keeping the surface. Cool. Even when we have a streak of warm air temperatures like we've seen this summer. What about longer term trends on the Great Lakes seasonally, what trends are you seeing for warmer summer temperatures in the Great Lakes the data that we have on surface water temperatures has shown that summer temperatures in the lakes are all trending upwards. So we see warmer water temperatures over. Roughly the last three decades when we have consistent or even four decades based on temperatures or we have consistent data sets in that's on par with what we see in ocean temperature changes even may be slightly more rapid rates in it sounds small. If I, give you the number typically it's around a a half a degree for decade, but that's actually quite a. Lot of change for these large bodies of water But we're also starting to see from the data that we see rapid warming in the fall in the spring as well, which is a signature that this summer period is really getting longer. It's stretching in both directions. So the shoulder seasons in the spring and fall are are warming up sooner in cooling off later respectively. What will you be watching for for Trans on the Great Lakes and climate in the next few years? Lakes and really lakes in general are a good measure of the impacts of climate change. So they're small enough that they can. Give us a discernible, a clear signal of of climate trends if they exist. But they're large enough that they do have that climate memory. So they're they're not so tiny that responding to every daily fluctuation in whether they had that long term memory part that US to look at long-term trends like what a climate change might Britain. Eric Anderson with Noah's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory thanks so much for being on climate cast today. Yeah. Thanks for having me.
The Year Without a Summer
"The heat of summer is well and truly here in the Northern Hemisphere, the hot humid days just won't let up and living in new. York City I continue to be frustrated that central air conditioning is not as ubiquitous in homes and businesses, as it is in most parts of the southern United States where I grew up. Then, of course, it's always been substantially hotter in those southern states, although with climate change, the northeast is heating up more and more, but that does make me think sometimes. How the heck did people survive before? Joining especially in those very hot climates, farmers ALMANAC A few insights nothing to mind blowing people would take day trips to swing holes or up. To cooler weather, they kept windows and doors shut at midday to keep out hot air and delayed cooking or baking. Until the evening they ate refreshing. Cool treats and was available in homes, blue fans across blocks of ice, the biggest factor most likely however was it simply wasn't as hot as it is now at least in terms of extremes, quoting farmers, Almanac, the extra ordinarily hot summers that are commonplace today were virtually unheard of fifty to one hundred years ago in fact, seven of the top ten coolest, US summers on record occurred nineteen, hundred and nineteen fifty and quotes. There was one year however over two centuries ago now that it was a lot cooler. Eighteen Sixteen Aka the year without a summer quoting farmers. ALMANAC referred to by many names, including the poverty year and eighteen hundred and froze to death, the year eighteen sixteen was literally a year without a summer across much of the northern hemisphere throughout not only North America, but also northern Europe and parts of Asia in exceptionally cold summer, featuring killing frosts in July in August crippled food production crop failures in food shortages were. Were so widespread that rioting and looting became common in the United Kingdom and France on this side of the Atlantic. Many residents of New England and the Canadian Maritimes froze to death, starved, or suffered from severe malnutrition, as storms, bringing foot, or more of snow, hit hard during May and June. Many others from the region pulled up stakes and move to western New York in the Mid West where the cold was less severe. In fact, the year without a summer is now believed to have been one major catalyst in the westward expansion of the United States and quotes Nicole may have been less severe in the southern and Western us, but it was still highly unusual on July fourth eighteen sixteen. It was forty six degrees Fahrenheit in Savannah Georgia. For the record this year on July fourth and Savannah, it was ninety degrees. So. Why did this happen? It was due to one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history Indonesia's Tamboura. The volcano erupted on April Fifth Eighteen fifteen, continuing to up for a week and killing nearly all of the twelve thousand residents of Tim, Bora as well as almost all plants in animal life on the island, quoting the Paris review, countless tons of volcanic. Volcanic ash circulated in the upper atmosphere for years after the events blocked out sunlight and lowering average surface temperatures globally in parts, of North, America Europe temperatures dropped by more than eighteen degrees. Fahrenheit there was snow in New England July and dark rain clouds swept over Europe throughout the summer months in Hungary reports of Brown snowfall, tainted by volcanic ash and quotes. Understandably many thought the world was ending that the sun was dying. It's really fascinating. Though is some of the cultural ripples that this massive event caused. You may be familiar with the story of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein as part of a spooky storytelling challenge when she percy shelley and Lord Byron and friends were holed up in a villa in Geneva. One stormy summer turns out. It was this dark, thunderous apocalyptic. Apocalyptic summer of eighteen sixteen. The crew had gone to Geneva, both to ride out the unusually rainy summer, but also to escape their various dramas in England, being stuck indoors for so much of their trip Lord. Byron challenged them all to write ghost stories to entertain one. Another Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein which would set the stage for all of science fiction to come? Also among the Geneva Villa guests was Lord Byron's personal physician Dr John Polidori. Who wrote short story for the challenge called the vampire, and this story is often credited with the birth of the Modern Vampire Romance. But those genre defining publications aren't the only cultural institutions to come out of the summer last year of Eighteen, sixteen among the mini shortages across Europe was a crucial shortage of oats which led to the starvation and deaths of countless humans and livestock, including at least ten thousand horses, not counting how many were also slaughtered to save money or become dinner German? Baron Carl Dreyer's and inventor in student of mathematics started trying to design a man powered form of transportation, while historians agree that he was inspired by the weather based os shortage. He also saw a need for an alternative to horses as crucial for war. Quoting the Paris review his first designs for human powered transportation involved complex conveyor belt, driven four wheeled vehicles, but raises breakthrough came when he turned his thoughts to balance drawing on his experiences, skating on ice ponds drains, put his faith in the power momentum and front wheel, steering to keep a two wheel vehicle rate. This idea became his love, machine or running machine and quotes, and this running machine would become the modern day bicycle. All of this makes me think about how many things will change or be invented from this moment that we're living through. And of course there's a lot of things we're already seen, and we're likely to continue to see some big cultural shift, but like who, out there is writing the next genre defining novel that people will still be reading two centuries later. Who's inventing something that will be innovated on for decades before becoming a ubiquitous ordinary mode of transportation. Maybe won't be those types of things specifically, but there are surely ideas happening and things being created that we won't realize the impact of for decades
"six degrees" Discussed on Hello Monday by LinkedIn
"Hey it's Jesse coming at you again between Mondays with a bonus episode. Why well because Kevin Bacon got in touch? You know the actor Kevin. Bacon when I was a teenager. Some college kids made that game about him. Six degrees of Kevin Bacon movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between any actor in Kevin like my producer for example Sarah Storm. She's also a working actor. Hey Sarah Hi Jessie Okay Sarah. Let's play okay. I know that you do TV and not movies but think broadly here. I'll be right. I don't know I love. I aspire I aspire to be what you were not so long ago which was a character on law and order. Svu right it a dream. Yup Yup Yup so I played this woman named Bronwyn freed. Okay so okay Bronwin yeah. Let's see if we can get from Bronwyn to Kevin so dean winters Prolific an amazing actor. You might know him from like the allstate mayhem. Commercials has also done a big stint on law and order. Svu He's also done a pretty big stint on one of my favorite comedies Brooklyn nine nine which also features curious Sedgwick Kevin Bacon incredible spouse and also frequent co-star amazing. So that would give you essentially a bacon number of three as I understand it. It strikes me. The connections are so much more than physical and it is the way that we are connected as humans putting our heads and minds together. That's GonNa stop all this so now Kevin's trying to use his name to raise awareness about the importance of staying home. If you can plenty of people from nurses. Two doctors to bus drivers have to go to work. They don't have a choice and we're grateful that they do because at the moment they're basically keeping the world turning but all the rest of us have to do our part to keep them safer. And what's that it's staying home hi. Kevin it's Jessi hempel host of. Hello Monday how are you well? Thank you Kevin. It's really great to speak with you but I have to start by acknowledging that we're speaking really challenging times and so I wanted to start by just asking if everybody you're with is okay right now. Everybody I'm with is okay right now. I got a nice text yesterday from a friend who had been tested. A new came back negative. So that made me That was my big news for that day Our circle is very very small at this point just in terms of who I'm actually interacting with in in any kind of physical work But I think that I I'm sure you've noticed that we are at a point where because we're Were so Stuck at home we we. We're kind of reaching out a lot of people that we haven't necessarily wouldn't necessarily speak to and checking old friends. That's been a real you know a little bit of Silver Lining. It has been a silver lining. The reason we're on the phone today is to talk about something that you're trying to do yourself to help with awareness around this important thing that we need to be doing right now. Which is staying home really started thinking about ways to connect six degrees Which is a foundation that I've had for many years to This idea of staying at home and someone came up with the I stay home for Hashtag and because of my connection to this. You know crazy game. That has been around for years because of the the issue of Social distancing versus connectivity. I seem to be a natural kind of fit for a Lotta years. I've been thinking about this this six degrees thing because when I heard about the game you know I sort of thought it was a joke at my expense and then it just didn't really go away and And I started thinking about the fact that you take me out of it which is really what this is all about. It's really never ever six degrees. Never really ever been about me. I mean I was a kind of a random choice that happened to be on a TV screen. When these these college kids were sitting around and came up with the idea of the guy who created that game which I've long loved. I think I was in college around the time that it was created. No I never knew them. No no no they were. They were College kids from I think it's all great college in Pennsylvania and now I I had nothing to I had nothing to do with it You really think that it just kind of appeared and you know this is before before social media so it was almost before even the idea of something I hate to even use this word but was before anything spread byerly. You know it was just a Was just as you know. Kinda crazy concept that people started talking to me about and I started to hear about it different. I heard about it on Howard Stern. I heard about it on this on the Jon Stewart show And and I thought Oh. This is kind of a nightmare because I thought that it was joke. You know that. Can you believe a loser like Kevin? Bacon can be you know Connected to all ingrates and in Hollywood history. But then I started thinking you know if you if you do take me out of it and like I said I mean I just don't think it's ever been about a. The concept is actually a really power one and that is that we are all connected and sadly With this is a tough way to learn that but this virus is really really good example of that not weeks ago he thought it was enough to just wash hands and looking forward. We have no idea what's ahead and I just think that one of the most challenging things about this for all of us is really sitting in the unknown in not being able to know what the next moments going to be like an only understanding that it's going to be that way for a while Can't think of anything else in my lifetime. That has caused me to become this comfortable with not knowing something. That's right but the tough thing to give yourself over to. I completely agree And and also you know we're people and society that tends to want to plan for the future and And we're now we're forced into a situation where we just have to take it one one day at a time and it's That's making things. Go feel Kinda slow. I don't know if they do for you but I I feel like time. It's hit along and I turn around and go. Jesus it's only been. It's only been a week I mean or or whatever it's been since I've been in You know in this in this kind of Version are my version of lockdown. So Yeah. This is a challenge. It's a challenge. I don't understand more about how your foundation works to connect people. Can you tell us more about that? you know my my foundation is always in a kind of changing morphing Situation when I was trying to put something together I was at a point my life years ago where I sort of felt like I needed to Get Out of my own Kind of self obsession about career all these kinds of things and I and I looked to Paul Newman and I saw what what Paul done with his food. And you know the fact that he liked to cook and and was then raiding hundreds of millions for different charities and selling this stuff and and I thought well what do I have that I'm branded with. And that's when the idea of six degrees kind of popped up and I really didn't know anything about philanthropic. I've been benefits and I showed up and then in auctions and all that kind of stuff but I'd never really been bob launching something called the rapidly. And frankly you know. I'm still kind of learning. I mean I feel like This is this campaign. It's hard to explain what we do but this campaign would be sort of a good example of of the of the concept behind six degrees. Did you ever go back to those two college guys? Who created that game and thank them for setting you on this course. Yeah well I had been in touch with them. I. I met them when John Stewart had a nighttime talk show and you know it was at first. I was like you know kind of like. I don't want to meet these guys you know. They've they've saddled with this terrible thing but then I saw that really that they were actually extremely. You know supportive and sweet and early like like my movies. You know what I mean. It was actually the training Kevin. They were actually they were actually says and and so I was like okay. I got a refrain this touch Through the years you know there was a moment when I've Well maybe there's a way to make a buck on this thing and you know and we had a board game and we had a a book but the truth is that the thing about the six degrees thing. Which is. I can't really think too many examples of this is it. It's not anything that you can hold in your hand you know it's just it's just an idea it's just a It's it's just a concept and that's one of the things that I think is so interesting about is It's not it's not tangible. It's almost like a a strange kind of the philosophy of of the connectivity of human beings and like I say it's never been about me It's always been about us as a as a as a planet. Well I think it is more than a philosophy. It's also a sense of comfort that the whole idea gives you that you can actually trace yourself to whoever you're around whether you know them or not whether they live near you or not somehow.
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"Did I pick this why not take how so so time is up so Brennan so I I made zero progress I why picked him I'm thinking all the films he was in like stuck out with me and he's like one of very few black people and then I was like real union got stuck on bad boys two so then I was thinking Martin Lawrence Will Smith Will Smith obviously is dead in Martin Lawrence it only now it only took me to Oh I got stuck on blue streaks Chapelle look what he's another one where a lot of success had them as like the figure yes central figure yeah so yeah I got started I'm sorry that your reign was short yeah are very partly I think well I think the first one clearly in anomaly like I was like boom and then this one is a whole bunch of illegible writing and some hours so you know Britney what do you got okay Marshal Ali I don't know if he was in this movie but he was could have been somebody else but I think it was him I saw somebody really sexy I think that Mersal Ali played tragedy Henson's husband in hidden figures correct tragedy Hinson stylist is Jason within correct island Hollywood I net flicks by following instrument before them because I am smart and some bolden also styles Gabrielle Union who appears on styling Hollywood that is correct I would have never there it is actually very efficient Britney you are our winter I don't feel good about this that was Roese the way you got the apartment feels like I get here because of my Miami knowledge no you guys because you're black knowledge that works we know I'll take it and that's what trump card game you know we'll take it I'll take it to him I need to do like I needed a comeback he did like a chance to redeem myself I want I think the climate change is real I'm very pleased and impressed that there are a lot of young girls that are in leadership in the climate change discussion and a lot of young girls of color shoutout to all the young kids out there doing what they need to do. I'm sorry that we failed you so I wanNA say white supremacy Israel the Dow is at Brandon it was joy to play with you today was crazy is like my pride is creeping it and I'm like are you ringer like did you guys set this up like now the six track reference.
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"Surrey Being Aubrey Drake Graham and stays that lever I would imagine that he probably still has it it'd be deaf journal prompt for him who who who you choose them you got will smith known for doing stuff and Miami he made it I made a song dark time okay I'm GonNa go with I'm GonNa go with more harshly I breathe you who maybe connect harshly to let me read this celebrities who carrying and Lil Wayne who tried to get whose other martial arts shoe one of these three I feel like we should just choose Garryowen the end but like you know when you black on are you ready I guess so sad in this episode is brought to you by new audible original caught the baddest bitch in the room it's bad so fiu chain she's an unsung legend of the music industry and in this groundbreaking audio memoir she shares her journey as one of the first Asian. women in hip hop she managed icons like a tribe called quest and Wu Tang clan and to this day she says she was raised by the Wu Tang chains inspiring I story features tales of marriage and motherhood like the time she fall in love with a Shaolin monk and what it was really like to become a single mother while changing careers now it's fifty so Fiu Chang is finally telling her story with audio appearances by the risen ghost face killer method man Ray Kwan q tip in more listen free with a thirty day trial just go to audible dot com slash denied baddest this up so the is brought to you by stitch fix finding new clothes can be tough like right now I'm trying to expand my horizons and say no to plaids stripes I don't have the time to go door and who wants to spend an hour searching online for new styles that's why they're stis face stitch fix offers personal style for everyone and delivers close news hand selected just for you stylised prank to your door you try on everything at Home Keep what you love send back the rest returns free and easy access styling for everyone they mean everyone women including petite plus maternity sizes men and even kids it's so easy to get started you can sign up in just a few minutes entail stitch fix about the brands you love and a styles that make you feel great then they paired you stylists who picks five items just for you based on your preferred fit budget and lifestyle plus stitch fix is always on your terms there's no subscription required to give started heads stitch fix dot com.
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"The album's right after he passed like no one really checked for but it's like there was a real big fan you could go get a you try yeah yeah yeah it was on better days with Z. of course well you caught it okay that Sir you did that shit that's three moves recap those moves really quick for me so we would Sydney Denzel Doing Denzel to Dr trey through training day then we went Dr Dre to pock through their long history working together and then to park to trick daddy in a one off after death feature yeah that is four moves greenie nothings into confidentially now my year like all right let me write down tree Daddy's name so I don't forget about to get lost in the weeds and I need help so let's think about this for a second Sydney so if you want to know something about any party so they had this this the people who you know bring in like black art and stuff like that to the Detroit Institute of Arts they have this gala whatever called Bell Africa which is a big deal in you know it's a big deal for like mid western American person because we don't we always want to be connected recover like we don't really know we're a ways away so people like it's like this event everybody comes to museum and they're all dressed up my mom had gilly like type had you know like a beautiful beautiful fabric who's like gold and white my mom had the best one that I don't know how I have to ask her I don't know who out who did this but like the best one they're sitting party is being honored that year and he came across the room he walked up to her he grabbed her hand he about royalty that's fire mom she literally took the thing off her head it is on a shelf somewhere ah your desk together that's important Sydney Eleven I didn't think about it I liked that so I need to get from Sydney to trick daddy some you think about this for a second I have a very silly tenuous connection between Sydney eh and drake just run it by you I might have mentioned this before on the podcast but really stuck out to me Degrassi the next generation and I thought drake was the finest man I never seen in my entire life anyway see played this character called Jimmy Brooks he's like a favorite character and so they did one of these like behind the scenes thanks for they went to his house where he stayed like he says he lived in his mom's basement drake does but very nice beautiful finished basement very nice I've seen MTV and super nice base and there's this like box of price possessions or something like that and there's this letter in there and it was from fan this is one of the nicest letters I've ever received from anybody he feels that I could complete the TRIFECTA the greatest African American actors of all time run Sidney Poitier Denzel Washington and he says the third edition would be grand I I think drake chairs is that I would counts I think we should let because I'm not going to be brandon that just sounds super tight and I I I wanNa vote in favor of that that's it's a story and it definitely sounds so much like you beat me you could be no well no but the thing is I would have to know more you're coming from like I researched Miami for months I am a REP journalists with debt string up was he should act more for what it's worth he will he was a decent act Tahiliani was a decent actor I think he actually could be I actually I think he has been because he pretended like he'd have a whole team Out For facts unprovoked yet observe shots like okay well what we let our ride I know I'm sorry sorry just came to be Sydney to drake move you're already in hip hop in the rap world okay drake had a song with city girls. You Know Kiki Dee let me And then I think Trina to look at lugubrious I I can't remember it I think she'd assault with them if not the missed opportunity Duffy correct okay well this is I just WANNA featuring trina he did listen to I just can't remember this on and then Trina and you know and trick daddy they go way back something that I learned from listening to mogul is not they probably they like you know everybody was going to teen club back in the day so yeah they are not as close as they used to be true yes that's true but they were together on the scene so and also rake I like big single on their you don't know.
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"One one okay so I have some categories here in this hour we're going to do this Oh Britney you're going to choose one category and you're going to choose one category and then you each will choose a person from that and those are the two people you'll be connecting okay okay right so pick one car okay hugh thick stressed okay all right and so Britney why don't you go first okay celebrities that you didn't know are from Miami Sidney Poitier News to me they're actually have a personal connection city really yes maybe you know I'm not gonNA mention now but I can connect them to my damn self okay all right let's get together okay betty right yes Jason Singer do Rouleau who you choose you got you got betty rights you got ta you got Jason Derulo Pick Sitting Party 'cause I think it'd be easier for probably both of us to remember movies that he's been in or been in with other people are it's a sitting party all right what is our next category musicians from Miami that NFL could have booked it's very difficult I'm sorry for you I'd say fine trick daddy flow riding in China all right it's probably possible you know what let's do Florida you feel good about that no but why not I and I kinda do only because I can at least get his starting point if I think trick daddy I can see where he sells all right okay so brandon you are picking trick daddy furniture are so we are connecting Sidney Poitier to trick daddy in six moves are less so brandon. Actually I can see row already all right you can do it I don't know if this works so like trying to get around city these films I know that Sydney did win the academy award I remember Denzel When Academy Award and attributing his award to Sydney gay during his speech factual and he was in the audience and he gave the nod to as he wanted to call him the award for Training Day didn't he in Halle Berry the same yeah I think it was the two thousand and two I am trying to find exact year all right you are correct Halle Berry and Denzel Washington both one Adamy awards in two thousand and two and they gave the Honorary Academy Award to Mississippi Portia they did have their moment forty years I've been chasing Sidney they finally give it to me what they do they give it to him the same night I'll always be chasing you sidney I'll always be following in your footsteps Tom Damn hold on let me think this really quickly get into dinsdale actually significantly helps I was curious how you are going to get out of the eh can they have like man they gotta be black off black what about Scott storch the honorary like on all right Tim Scott Stewart okay cool all right there is no exam Denzel is in training day can Alan get me there hold on themselves in training day with Dr Dre Dr Dre plays a minor character he is very stingy corn rows he's he's carded Denzel Legal Task Force Okay dray gets US too damn you guys west coast to how do I actually how do I get there I wanna say dray library work with to park we can even choose a song California love.
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"Dot com American family insurance insure carefully dream fearlessly American family insurance company SL in its operating companies six thousand it's really do you think about that like those things that connect us all that we him so after hours and clearly clearly hey I don't know how long has after the close of four off in the middle and I could tell no one really knew it was happening because he would just get quiet and be like trick I'm like Nah just let him sleep give us they weren't sure it was like okay so then and I was like you know and so you you get a little concerned about like tricks approached yeah not just lay back and I said Lynn and usually like I emerge with Spring was mid spring don't even after the spring and if you're like Eric you plan on being glued to your couch all fall along why not do it like a pro six degrees of black separation cirque story.
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"This season is wild yeah so we Brandin into the studio to talk about it and to play a very special Miami addition of six degrees of black separation hear that battle later in the show but first reunion are wanted to know more about Brandon's history with hip hop what are the stories and songs or albums that like helped you fall in love with hip hop so think about like what was that movie brown sugar all of them it's definitely not one of my earliest memories is hearing Uncle Luke records on ninety seven and was like essentially what trust Michigan today it was something easy to catch onto and then I remember like discovering like rough riders Jay Z. that was a big Fan that's like my earliest memories grab and then being in the east coast it was like all right dip set Mike Ditka fifty cent like those were sort of like middle school and high school years of of rap music wasn't moving really movement like dips it had a store in Jersey so like we were make sense it was like four x tall teas aw like size forty genes cameron wearing pink base it really wasn't like we were getting pink tall tease pink polos that didn't fit like terrible so you've been covering hip hop for awhile now you're a journalist and commentator complex you were genius wasn't but they just they let me hang out there a lot I just keep popping up in the video yet you still hosted revolt like are there any moments where you like interview that you did or something that you witnessed where you were just like damn I was there for that he knows about the other day I was thinking about this before a journalist I was like a project Coordin- nater whatever job they give you that means you're not actually going to get paid a lot of money but I was Dan I was that at Dekom which eventually it was like a creative for that eventually bought mass appeal magazine that's got storrow yeah when I was at Econ there was a project with my space and had to go food shopping with action Bronson I remember like he took us to the whole foods and Union Square Oh yeah somehow some conversation about the cheese and then the guy who worked the cheese department didn't know about that cheese him and actually get into an argument we all get banned we all get banned from whole foods they're like you are we taking your pictures guys can't come back in here so I'm still being from the Union square whole foods now we're buying vegetables on the street and Union Square so we go back to Action Bronson's house in Queens I remember the apartment being almost empty like one of those apartment it's like everyone just stands and smoke sweet like one of those no you know what I'm talking like we hit everyone's like Oh man took me back so I remember he was cooking us food there was like Zucchini flowers it was amazing it was something I'd never had it's like cheese worth arguing about you know what I mean like I don't I've never had this like he was he's a he's a true chef but I remember they were passing around blunt so cool rapid we that's not good can I remember seeing something I hadn't seen before like they were put like these like crystals in awe look crystals but like it wasn't my dust or something but it felt like it so anyway we're we're smoking and I'm like you'll like what is this and I'm trying to be I hope you're trying to be cokely's rapper and I'm like young and I'm just trying to fit in but I'm smoking like Yo like I don't feel so good I feel crazy at some point I'm like standing up on my end corner the like like I can feel my socks and my feet and I know what's happening and they know it's happening but they're being cool while I'm trying to be cool so good now my yeah yeah but I'm not good comes to find out it was wax and Mike Two Thousand Eleven so this was Kinda knew they were breaking down wax and putting in blunt and I got like probably the highest ever been yeah but afterwards gave us like pineapple flavoured popsicles and we went home it was amazing next great thing so that was we wrap story but like stuff like that sometimes yeah yeah it was a day so like let's jump to mobile what made you want even take on a project like this is a super in depth I mean we could tell you may your podcast is intense found in some of the best years of my life did you to it well I've been doing news accomplish for so long and started to feel like really stepping repeat and I always was like man I want to work on something for a really long time and make something really good uh-huh and just learn how to tell stories renews there is no up and down in a story there's no there's no suspense Drama Union familiarize yourself with the terrorist sort of assume that the audience nosy people are and so when this popped up I knew I felt about Mogo in combat it I was like this is prestigious this is something that like this was something that was totally different the last season of mogul was about Kris lady and like his life it was focused on one person I mean Chris Ladies like a really hard with the follow because he's entirely hip hop and he came around during like the genesis of it so for this season we were deciding to chase a person do we chase a region with Miami it's this weird passing the baton happens where one artist does something they opened the door for no there are new pass that baton than other artists something you passed appetite and so we were able to tell the pocketed stories but stay in the region and what's interesting about Miami is that people always think South beach south to South beach and a lot of rappers claim that that's well that's exit is that means I've I've arrived but a lot of them were born in this area like liberty city there isn't that big you know it's like all this talent comes out of one area clued Carol City you get recrossed Enzo Curry you're gonNA get Trina trick daddy who knew each other as kids the two live crew uncle Luke like you get all these people that exist in a very small region at different times and I think anytime that happens it's always really interesting like what's in the water when you're in Miami the energy itself was just crazy I'm just driving around the city everyone's outside because it's so hot yeah no buildings are tall buildings are like Pastel colored everybody's got a nice car in Miami got big like wide-body cars classics everyone's got golds and not the kind you can take out and just the texture the way they speak the way they move the tempo that's the kind of stuff I pay attention to and they're just they're different they're also like a super passionate people were there sort of like I can do whatever I want who's GonNa stop me and it's Kinda real like they can do whatever they want if you had to just drill down like what feels like important about this season telling these stories about Miami kind of trickling through all these different connection like what is important about that to the most important part I think for me is how it connects to what's happening right now like the moment started researching the beginning I was like Oh this is like this because of this the blown out base I was like okay like all all of rap right now the need to party hear about to start a rap you hear the stories you hear the NWEA Dr Dre West Coast g funk stories you don't hear Miami and they were the first record label in the south and you can see that there's such a leak over effect of what they did in Miami in the late eighties early nineties that set the tone for Atlanta set the tone for the way we treat rap music periods especially trap music we think about two major ports like New York City in Miami it makes so much sense you have all of these people coming in from like obviously around the world but like when you think about like where so much of the soul of our music comes from in the United States I feel like as the American south and then also the Caribbean yeah a lot of it is a result sociopolitical socioeconomic where it's like we're just GonNa put you all here and we're GonNA crowd you in with these other people in these other people other people and just do collision you know you end up sharing traits and customs and ideas and beliefs and becomes out of that is like political power spending power but also culture like music counseling gets like how you can have this how do we all grew up the same or it's like that cup that's in everyone's house like what is that Shit right it starts somewhere and so it's music even in the early episodes I'm learning that like that beat everyone does on a table who who teaches us that and then you find out it's actually real beat from the Caribbean and I found it on episodes like yo I've lived this but never ever ever thought to look into so I'm actually not sure if I say this on the show before but I I worked on the first season of mobile with Reggie and you know we had some we had some interesting experiences is making the show hanging Reggie so yeah one similar to story you told you know where one of our interview subjects insisted that before the interview commands everybody had to smoke and drink to be as drunk and fucked up as he was the first couple minutes of the first episode you know if you have a train ear you can hear the voice of like every major Miami hip hop musician of all time so everyone's like everyone's famous so getting them to do interviews like what am I doing this for like oh yeah trick daddy trick I remember showing up and he was in a bad mood and I remember like apparently had come from the club but this is also this interview is at ten so he was super tired so throughout the interview he's answering questions like immediately he just Kinda like does off on me but he's like picking the story up back where he will little game that puts bring an island our ass he's every every single time there was an evil tone to that yeah coming up after the break brandon and Brittany play a friendly little game of six degrees of black separation this is crazy because there's absolutely no way for in your blackness is on the Line Yeah.
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"So ricky your today going to be playing against inste- Eric Okay so our category is folks who promote the yeehaw agenda so the three options are little Kim beyond say Okay Wilson Rickie. Are you a fan. I say stand yes sir. I ain't partly be- I can it always spot of fellow. You can feel it. You can feel British has sparked I saw but you cannot see how they actually actually on that note then I'm actually going to choose will smith because if you if you know the disadvantage knowing a lot about beyond say is like knowing a lot about how Moses it's just like the stories are out there but you talk to a high member and they're like they're like look beyond say was photographed on this day in two thousand one and our. I can't do that so anyway. We're Noah Wilson video these accolades so okay. Let's see who we will be connecting. Wheel Smith to okay category next category folks who could use a diary rather than social media tyree sorry to get so we have tirees. Nikki Moniz Rush Bowel so rick you get to choose. Do you want to connect will smith to Nicki Menaj Therese or oh bow or bow out now. Sorry excuse me that well I'm going to do reese tirees okay okay. That's smart choice that I feel it. The interesting thing about will Smith is he usually be one of the only black people his movies that I know but ricky though don't you don't you. Don't you feel vindicated as hive member right now. The Eric didn't use beyond saying himself trust asking you guys whatever you say if it was beyond Human Nashville and myself I one I I less see Dan or mayor star retirees yeah. I'm GONNA tirees okay. To what more do you what from me yes okay. I'M GONNA go tirees too ludicrous. They both in a fast franchises right. Okay I WANNA get. I think I feel like I need to get to another black actor. Don cheadle. I'M GONNA go ludicrous too darn cheeto. They were both in the movie crash together way back way back great movie movie my mind when I say my mom was like Awkward Korea. Yes you will have you seen crash. I'm like Mommy. Wash it together Don. She should be able to go down to pretty quick. The last Black Person Will Smith within a movie with got Dan. That should not be so hard shit movies. I usually join US wait. I'm pressured Don. CHEADLE has been on fresh person biller what character turnkey think but he has been on the show. He has been on the show. Okay okay I'll give you. This has been on the show. Yes okay so don cheadle. It was on the fresh Prince of bel-air with will Smith. That's three moves. See you know what the character was. The freaky thing is I actually knew I actually I'm I'm not I knew it off top ricky help you out. Don't worry I got you next. I WANNA Jesse He was just waiting on here to wrap up. I can't actually remember which one was the worst episode hey he plays ice tray. You remember he was a friend of the whole neighborhood and Hillary fell in love with him and I remember because no disrespect down he and I are different generations but don cheadle as ice tray with sexy why don't WanNa schoolyard uh-huh school man. I don't buy the IT and it don't bother me. You don't go to school is sure I do. I've been held back in the tenth grade three times in a row three times. Yes all motto is when I find a great I like. I stick with it all right so ricky. Is Your your shot if you can't win that's okay you know look king. It's okay I feel like you're wasting your breath with this Eric. I think Ricky got it. Okay Ricky rickie Fowler ready for this. Yes Guess Retiree Civil Smith so twenty seventeen tirees report is the DNC that Willard Jada Pinkett Smith aboard. Oh boy to pay five million dollars to get him OUTTA DEBT BILL DOT COM yeah. I feel pretty pretty shook right now. Yeah Yeah I forgot about that. That is true. That's the truth name in. Damn I say okay I will. I how you take off tires. Hi have you up there with move. ooh I'm I'm stunned. I'M GONNA BE H- got me fucked up right. Now I instead here. I am taking a back Chico's Loki line now. I'm sitting here like I associate. My hair braided tomorrow because you snatched my shit off. What what what what are so you host fire. You know what is it's because Eric you turned down beyond that was thought that was exactly where he looked great..
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"six degrees" Discussed on The Nod
"Right so here. We go so you actually have the going to honor but like let's be honest you have the unfortunate task of playing against bringing today which my actually work in your favor while event insult is insult. I'm going to pick up the first category so Leo's that live up to their signs traits. We got three strong strong. Leo's right here. They actually do live up to their science. Traits Barack Obama honestly he does your what better no but what better job well what better job for Leo to believe they should have than President United States. Tell me Outta Angela Bassett and Terry Harry crews so the thing is I couldn't use Brock Obama because like he's principally every black celebrity but I I think that that might make less fun round so I'm GonNa go with Angela Basset. Okay all right all right now. We're checking all right now. This is the second category people who should be required hard to bring a chaperone to the tattoo parlor. There's reasons for this one one Gucci Mane because he dig at the Ice Cream cones base you do that. I mean he's got a lot of things but you know he's got now a six pack he. I talked to Michelle Gucci Mane Clean Living Proud of you zoe travis whoever wrote this had he was of the opinion that maybe she has a few too many she she could slow the pump the brakes on that and then Oh okay t pain now. Everybody knows I love t paint with someone did say someone dimension. I didn't say this. Why does he have tattoo of the facebook like symbol. Dad's actually a fair question. I mean you could get your choice Gucci Mane Zoe Kravitz or t pain. I'm going to go with t pain aw right choice Angela Bassett Tha t pain okay. I think about this so because Angela Ah Bassett has been a lot of movies and television shows and t pain as made a lot of songs with a lot of people and I really should know better because the thing is actually I actually feel the boot right now because I just did like a month t pain research like built up a mild obsession Russian mild actually Oh okay all right focus on focus all right I have I have the connections I think all right all right so Angela Bassett she played the mom and boys two boys in hood correct Nia long also in that movie correct. She was also in a tiny video for touch the sky correct connie collaborate with t pain. I'm a three move Queen Lose Lynn's. That's three moves. I will try to give you free moves. I do you think you can do better. I don't know if there's is GONNA be better blocking tired all right so let's let tickets through ticket shows what you've got all right so Angelo blessed. Please Tina Turner. What's love got to do with the iconic Tina Turner is at the Legends Ball with Gladys night night recently with runner up to t pain in the Messenger.
"six degrees" Discussed on The Nod
"The knicks actually expecting to pick up pretty good through the night because I am Britney. Americ- I'm Devon Devon Devon then what's up what's good. Where are you calling from work. Texas Texas assist college station breeding is going to laugh at me but I claim a little bit. Texas heritage lived here for two years but I was a different part though I was turtle actually was the story but our kids. I just remembered I was like oh now. I was o'brady this story. When I was a kid. I found this turtle in the woods. and I brought it home and tried to hide it from my mom but it gave me like I really had to give me like e. Coli actually turtles are known for Spring Salmonella Salmonella. Yes that's very I got very sick like like horribly sick from this titled. I was keeping under my bed. Ed until my mom found out and she was. You know your parents give you that. Look where it's like. I could go crazy on you right now but you've actually been through enough yeah yeah she was like. I'm just going to actually let you cook. We're GONNA put this turtle back outside. You are going to let it go but that's not what you call it for two. That's not what you call. You and I call to hear about your childhood turtle. I think you call to play.
"six degrees" Discussed on The Nod
"Aw Hello Act yes. How's it going okay. I'm mom why can't like scream but I didn't. I did not expect to get through going. Welcome to the non but first let Mickey. Let me get your name a little bit L I B. I limit like to bring this limit. I live in me too okay. Can I just say I'm like your biggest fans and I don't know why I actually no. I know why I called because you guys are like kind of like my heroes because like I know nothing housing about black culture. I'm seventeen and like what is like growing up. I just I knew nothing about black culture until this podcast. I didn't really know but like Lauren Hill or like another legend and and game. I didn't know any of the names except oprah does some good Google's like that's why like this show is like like such a big deal for me because kind of like not only connection to like black culture because I don't really like make a lot of friends like you gotTa. They being black feel like it's nonpolitical. Just gift like you make me feel like my skin. Color is a gift and I didn't feel like I hated to being blackmailed the kid but now I just like I feel so happy and so lucky to have this kind of culture in like it's mostly just because of the show thank you guys so much for everything you you got. You has argued look. I've about to drop some thug tears right now. No seriously thank you thank you it it. It means so much to us like more than you can ever imagine to hear that type of feedback okay you guys. I want to know the funniest part about this sure. Not One hundred percent sure how to play six degrees. We've got your back dot EU. We got okay so I'm the judge so I'm not gonNA play this round. I'm just going to be you know basically booing eric the entire time and how do but yeah. I am the judge and so I'm going to be fact checking checking in stuff as we go just to make sure this connections check out and also I'm going to be using this really amazing soundboard throughout our conversations conversations. You can have special effects and things like that okay so I'm about to know who where yeah I'm about to choose so I'm going to choose one person in you'll help me by choosing another person okay choose categories. Let's the category I category is scammers who love to scam. Okay Okay God my sister in on this list we have diddy Frigel scammer actually low keys okay so you got ditty Azalea banks. Oh man and tyra banks also scammer low key through her through our show mini shows bookshelves looking okay so if you had to choose between Diddy Zale your bank and tyra banks. Who Do you know the most about Tara Banks. I only know she's not one movie where she's a doll life size and having to watch that like I've already lost our next category is people who you'd want. I want to be your aunty. Okay and so on this list. We have marriage Jackie Harry who it's true. I'm Jennifer Lewis. Actually none of these people we're. Let's get this community history the coal to play. It's difficult to places. It's like I'm so sorry. It's like we're all GONNA. We're in this together. I think I think the smarter person to to choose is actually Jenifer Lewis in this case okay. Do you know Jenifer Lewis anyone. So have you ever watched black cache yeah once okay at the MOM. She's a grandma grandma. Okay I did not see on the opposite I did well. There is a spicy older grandma on their yeah whose real popping time starts due to let's get back out there. What kind of man I look at boy the ELVA Tom selleck algebra row Jesse Jackson on the BALCONY GRANDMA. You're being too specific. I'm fine Jesse Jackson on any platform. Jenifer Lewis is like a legend of stage and screen the woman her credentials go longer than like either my or Eric's life it obviously also yours too so like today is going to be a good old fashioned history less so I think we're gonNA. Just do this one together. How `Bout that Living One round. We work together and I'll just talk through how I know okay and we just take a journey okay. I love thank you okay. Yes I got you. I told you we got your back. Okay so I actually think is smart to start with Jennifer. Lewis we just we just acknowledge that she plays. Ruby on black ish which is a show that was created by Kenya Bears Okay and a and actually we're almost done. Yes because Kenya Berries is actually childhood best friends with the one the only tyra banks. I couldn't well I don't. I don't know these named I'm still shocked blown away yes and so actually tyra banks. played his like old best friend on the show. You know you look better on face time well. You look like you just got off a fourteen hour flight to bet what you do just on my best work. I kinda want you to smell it. I don't WanNa see now. You've got me thinking if I don't awesome. I'm GonNa always win over desperate like going. I'm going to get more so your homework. Yes is to find that episode so and watch it and watch it so technically you lost but we played together. I mean I want 'cause I got to I'm here so that means. We both want Uh. I think thank you so much for the same. You really really really appreciate it. I screened Britain here with it's good. I mean we could be unlike Natasha but with where are you calling from Vittachi. I'm calling from what's your name Adrian Adrian. I'm calling from Canada Toronto out out of the two of us. Who Do you think you have. The better shot at beating. You know you could drive me sometimes. They'll get them out but I'm. GonNa say for be there but I know got Britney. Come out of left field I would like to I'm asleep rick. 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"six degrees" Discussed on The Nod
"This third round was still gonna try to connect Saint people connect to people. But instead of each taking turns, we're gonna try to connect them at the same time on paper will write down our moves and then reveal them after two minutes, almost like final jeopardy, Gary, yes. And I get a point for every move that you make. And you get a point for every move that I make whoever has the most points overall at the end of this round wins, if it takes me forever to do this, that actually helps you. So if takes me all six moves, for example, that will add six points to your total. Right. All right now, my turn. So that's one. Another guy. So the two options are. Mahalia jackson. Oh, wow. Oh my goodness. Sarah von own. My god. This is hard. Okay. I'm gonna go with hell you Jackson. Okay. All right. So we're connecting. Hell you Jackson with. Any? Damn. Okay. Okay. We're.
"six degrees" Discussed on Bravo TV's Daily Dish
"On that and i'm going to text all of you trouble you mentioned ramona we saw you go in that morocco trip with her jess i had the best time i had a great time how did that come about well i've always said this that we haven't mutual group of friends i mean that's the thing i'm actually the one of the group who's friends with all of them individually and i connected them i always call myself that connector i connected them like i was friends with bethany i was friends with ramona i was friends with lohan i know i was friends with window and she came later so somehow it's like six degrees of separation always i'm always like six degrees of jobs aaron forget about what was the name of doesn't matter what was the name of that guy they used to say six degrees of kevin six children anti kony's to say that to not exactly like he would say i can't believe that that person knows you through so and so just weird and my my own used to say to me it all comes home to momma because i would always find out no matter what even if i shouldn't know about it it always came back to me so it was like never lie to me because it's always gonna come back to me you know so that's mutual friends you guys decided to go to morocco so my mutual friend is a travel agent and she put together put together chips every year every february the goal trip so this year was morocco i was invited back in september or whenever she plans it and i said i can't make i can't make a commitment because i don't know how his health is going to be and then after he passed at the funeral and after which she says you have to come to morocco with three weeks and i'm like i think it's a little soon she's like nope that's exactly what to nate and made it work i went to visit alley in london i because she needed to see me i hadn't seen him in london the whole year she'd been because i.