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It's Creepy But You Watch It - #558

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It's Creepy But You Watch It - #558

"You're listening to rooster teeth podcast number five hundred fifty eight. If you hear something you would like to see from this episode visit. I dot rooster teeth dot com receive podcast this week brought to you by squarespace of course base and netflix dark crystal. I'm gus. I'm kevin i'm barbara skinnier than bernie of jeff. Actually your name night as i am jeff skinnier than brad jeffrey ago jeffrey we have you thought about going back and going by jeffrey and five never gone by geoffrey. Geoffrey is a word. That's a name for little boys that are in trouble. It's awesome. I mean for duress yeah drafts and little boys who got in trouble in her hiding from their moms i haven't i haven't had to hide from my mom. Awhile jeffries not the name of any low boy yeah jeffrey jeffrey we'll jeffrey lord jeffreys. There's a lot of jefferson the u._k. When i was a kid it was like john. Where do you think is it a popular name anymore in the twentieth join for century g jeffrey jeff either either. I feel like i it may it may wayne popular mass-market popularity. I feel like it's it's popular with a discerning group of pro creators discerning group hillbillies. Yes that alabama crowd. I don't meet anybody named barbara. Who's under the age of fifty. I know one other barbara d really just one who's like around my age. It's funny that we're having this conversation because one of us has the oldest fucking name on earth gus. Have you gone under a hundred going by gustavo. You weren't here. You should orange stop. Oh yeah you can call five years than gusts care about making it convenient for other people anymore. What do i care before it was like gust is easier for other people. We'll say fuck. What the fuck do i care. That's my name you and your congratulations. That's a sign. I don't care about being giving it for the people anymore. Fuck them dude. Welcome out of office in your twenties. You had said that from birth avon john. I was born late so it takes on a different edge when you get older. I can see it in them. What should i say to my thirties. Thirties are awesome yeah. Those are fun yeah. Everything still works yeah thirty. You're probably doing better in your career than you. In your twenties you feel invincible. You're not <unk> starting to slow down yet. You're just starting to think about shit like long term health and and taxes and ks but you can still put it off a little bit yeah. I i put awesome. What's that jerusalem proper time. I'm talking about average got me to start retirement in my twenties. Yes i did try ooh yeah long term. Health stuff is a thing i think about almost every day now yeah look. I've got a thing where if i turn a certain way when i'm walking my left hip hurts a little bit and i'm like oh. That's the start something bad cancer rotator. There's like oh. That's going to be something. That's going to bother me immensely in a decade or so. Did you have more sex in your twenties thirties. What's great bureau right. Let me think that's marriage based right. I had way more than my second marriage theater yeah right. The one is greater than zero so you always jeff. I'm talking. Yes i'm jeff. You always talk about the tear. You've always been trying to get me to watch the terrorist season one. Yes absolutely the terrorist season two started and i started watching it started last monday. I i watched the first episode of it and it reminded me of you. It's like oh i need. I really need to go back and watch because it seems like season. One is such an interesting concept so season was phenomenal <hes> <hes> more so that it was based on a true story admit the only thing i know about season two of the terror is that i know george decay is in it i believe right it takes place in an internment camp or around that time in world war two and it's focused on japanese americans and i guess their mistreatment during world war two of which was plentiful and then also that it has no l. a. production or thematic ties to season one right like absolutely not kind of like it makes me feel like american horror story. It's like a unique story that the <hes> <hes> capsulated in each season and how how good it was it was slow they. They're definitely it's like oh. They're setting up everything. Is it supranational. Yes there's supernatural. Supernatural element to okay was definitely trying to the same where where you talk about like one where it's like kinda grounded in reality but then they add like the supernatural element and on top of it but also the supernatural element it. I mean it. It helps with some convenient tropes but a lot of it. You're not sure if it's real or imagined and then <hes> it's really really more of a device to help tell the larger story which is how those people got lost in the ice in what may have happened to them and what may have happened to them was only partially due to the supernatural shit. That makes sense <hes> so i i liked it because it wasn't a supernatural story. It was a story that had i like a true horror story that had supernatural elements. I would say so it'd be interesting to say season to follow all is that path or if it just goes conveniently like horror movie like no one supernatural in the league. None of the characters in the show are aware of anything supernatural but has the viewer weird happening around them. That makes sense yeah for sure. I'll definitely watch it because i was such a fan of the first one second episodes today. Okay we are checking is is a._m. See right yeah. I'm always looking for something something good to watch. Do you watch it on the a._m._c. App or do you watch on t._v. Cable cable people on me too seriously. You and i were both early cord cutters. I went like seven or eight years without cable when i lived there. When the writers strike happy i didn't have cable for year right yeah congratulations by the way we're good and <hes> on fil dragging mine around super hard to hide shorts and i really laughing but i've gone back to cable a couple years ago mostly because of basketball and boy. I don't regret it. The only reason that i really use it like i have who live t._v. As well and i actually prefer watching live t._v. On hulu i just like nope nope. How can i express this. It seems like it's more convenient like it's an older system when you're using cable t._v. So it's like you know that uni record or when you do shit like it's going to work you can schedule it all out the one thing. I do really like about cable and having cable because i did it. My my last department has included. My apartment is just having the t._v. On <hes> not necessarily watching anything having noise especially if you live alone it's nice that just have like stuff going on background makes the monday in a little less sad when you're lonely. I don't hear the ghosts. Gary isn't the only problem i had was like with like you talked about a._m._c. a._m._c. app like i don't like having to wait till the next day to watch a._m._c. A._m._c. up sucks. It's not great. I have a question for you. Though about who maybe you can answer because you're much smarter than i am so i have hulu without commercials. Okay right like whatever it is thirteen ninety nine a month deepak. I have no idea what i pay but it's just commercial-free who watch an episode commercial. I my my girlfriend has hulu live tv and that's like forty. Your fifty bucks a month but who live tv still has commercials. I understand it has to have commercials during live programming but if i watch an episode of veronica mars on my fourteen dollar hulu. I don't have correct so you. You have to have live t._v. And then you can pay another six dollars a month to get live tv plus no commercials on the v._o._d. Style just keep blogging one of us out and the other back in so yeah. You have to have one. You have to have that live t._v. It doesn't automatically include no commercial on v._o._d. Thank you for making that clear to me because i could've just gone to like their page with all of their different that when you're right here i'm right here wealth of knowledge when you've been my knowledge base since nineteen ninety eight gusts knowledgeable jesus i have that issue with because i watch a lot of hulu i've been watching paradise which i want to talk to jeff about <hes> but it's so you know the bachelor series obviously they take previous contestants who've been on the show <hes> and put them all on the island sloppiest bloodiest most outrageous contestants the fan favorites or fan. I guess least favorites love to hate him or love to love them yet. People make the most interesting reality hands the fastest on this nice yeah. I'm gonna get on that. I don't know can you tell me what esther came out. She didn't have to go. She'd probably but that like. I don't know why i there's some t._v. That i love even though it's so fucking talking bad <hes> and this is like bad t._v. You like bachelor in paradise. I fucking love it. Okay yeah i find bachelor in paradise is a little too scuzzy for me to get into like it's a little too. It's tensions are a little too. You like well so i would l. of those shows. That are the current iterations of those shows. I would say temptation. Island is the best love island is the second best and i include all violence australia england and u._s. Even though i australia's the best then england in the u._s. although u._s. was quite good then i'll have a bachelor in paradise then i would put an x. on the beach which is just never heard of that twenty five minutes of dog shit with a abroad like or like a speedo it's terrible but in the first episode of every ex on the beach somebody will fucking fight like instantly maybe at the same time do they fight and at the same time it so like whereas like temptation island and love island they're great because there's an island is that where people who are in relationships go to test the relationships. That's the best. The most recent was actually just brought back t._v. And like eleven years. I looked up the synopsis on the beach okay. I just want to read it here. A group of a famous singles head to a tropical island for a chance at love but paradise doesn't last long into stars former flames wash ashore to break up their good time. Here's here's let me add to that. Let me let me add to that panache. It's an m._t._v. show yeah so you know it's terrible and then the people that they cast it with or people from like road rules and the challenge and and all those like weird m._t._v. like activity reality t._v. Shows <hes> it very rarely. Do you see people that come from other reality t._v. Shows it's usually like the trashier of the the reality shows so it's like the trashy est of the trashy and whereas like temptation island and love ellen are quite salacious and quite psychologically fun to watch people ruin their lives and fuck with each other. There's still a pretense of a show. Their ex on the beach and i feel like bachelor in paradise is like one notch above that it's just put people in a villa villa with alcohol and encourage them to fight every now and then bring in a new person. That's every once in a while bringing a new person yeah so i'm having i want like paradise. I think the reason reason i like it so much is because i know a lot of the people on the show from the previous. I've never watched the bachelor okay yeah. There's a lot of people from this most previous previous season who are on this one. I've yet to visit bachelor nation so it's it's definitely something to get into. Is it measured appreciate it more. I only watched the first two episodes how far into twitter year i wanna say there's three or four episodes out now okay. He actually only two. I'll catch up because i'm missing love island pretty bad right now. It's a it's a good replacement for you. Get those shows like levin gus five days a week. They're going to say it sounds like these shows have such quick production turnaround like the seasons a year for each of them love island in particular. I know bachelor in paradise has two episodes a week that are like an hour and a half yellow content love island. I think is five days a week and it's. I think put out the next day that it's filmed yeah. Love island is five days a week in the u._s. And for like twenty or thirty episodes love island u._k. And love island australia you guys are prolific. I know you do the opposite on your sitcoms but ashok on seven days a week. One of the days an hour long recap so six new episodes one recap every week and they go for fifty to sixty episodes a season to her yeah especially the big brother format. This is actually it ends and you show everything in between yeah. It's fantastic and i think we talked about it. Last night i liked about love island is that they don't not really have cameraman or anything or cruise. It's just these cameras that are placed all around. The villa sounds like big brother ever watched big brother so i never the idea of i'd like the premise of the show gusts is like six guys and girls. They don't know each other. They put him in a mansion on the beach together like in the u._s. It's fiji in the it's like an a spanish island and in the u._k. And he's not in the u._s. u._s. Version of the show in the british man australian show at some at some spanish island but anyway they put them in there and then they'll literally <hes> they'll stick six guys in a swimming pool up to their ankles in short shorts showing off their junk in there they're all ripped and stupid as all hell and and they'll stand there and then they'll parade six women out that are similarly dressed and <hes> brilliant one at a time and one time and they'll go miranda. You have six men in front run of you. Which one do you want to be your boyfriend and she'll i'll take that guy and he comes over and he's her boyfriend and then they sleep in the same that night and they also even the same beds in the same room they have like a big bedroom with beds and all it's at bangor. They will absolutely have sex and the creepy part is cameras in there too like there's cameras everywhere creepy but you watch it. Can you watching yeah do and his grace but is filming it because they were like a one roaming. They'll also bring a guy out and they'll be like four girls like go go which one if you're interested in this guy in rica or whatever his name is step forward and like three girls will step forward and then he'll pick from like nobody steps forward. I it's like a guy. Nobody wants up getting partnered with the last girl she was simpson's when they have the the bachelor auction comes out and they're like walk straight reject uh-huh. No one picks you. Are you allowed to go home. No you live with a one hundred twenty five grand or something if they make it to the end of the show you gotta bring your way. Two four hundred twenty five grants even better at the end the couple that wins like spoilers. If you didn't watch the u._s. island you should have it was zaken elizabeth then they go to like zach elizabeth and they go like elizabeth. Here's a check for a hundred twenty five thousand dollars. You can keep it or share it with your with the guy and she's like just all shirt sure or is it going to be like man. Fuck you hit. The brakes got all the money and making all the way to the rest because love. It's a love test. Did you really fall in love with really fall in love lezak or was he just in it for the money. How long are they together. It's eight weeks so would you take sixty. Would you spend six thousand five hundred dollars on someone that you've known for three weeks. The astra should always be no. I totally agree well. I think it's longer than three weeks. It's a couple of months three weeks in the u._s. It's longer british but the susan was truncated of love worth more than sixty two thousand dollars okay when u. s. two three weeks later. Would you have given up that cash. I think we were engaged. Cash forever saw walter. You gotta think like you're a reasonably ably intelligent young twenty something <hes> who is probably a fitness like a workout person or a modeling instagram model or whatever these these people usually like. I'm a i'm a fitness gym guy personal trainers. I was called the forgotten finish jim guy or i'm an instagram model on my cell like detox fox two year whatever there the long play is yes obviously we're in love and we're gonna pick each other over the money and then share the money and then also share the brand deals and the along the the. I think that those people are thinking about the long tail you know. How much money am i gonna get off the story of this so it's how they're going to be perceived. I i think by the public as well like if you're the asshole that takes the money after being in love on this show in front of all these people your comic play the he'll. I'm okay with that. That'd be fine. You'd be okay with that. Sounds like golden bowls. You ever see that show. What are you talking about. Golden golden bowls some of you get to the end and then there's people left now. I'd never seen the show just seeing the ending but if you if you agree that you both share the money then you share it. Oh yeah and one of them takes. One of them says that they'll share it. The person who takes it gets in his mind games at the end. That's how they end temptation island and they're literally have these balls balls in their hands that you can smash on the ground if you keep it or not i saw one guy when it meets the great way before he was just he just said to the other guy. I'm gonna take it and i'll split uh-huh and you just said he would take it. If you say you'll take it you none of us will get on definitely gonna take it and then he the guy said he would both say take none out of them. Get it right yeah brutal taking a no one ever done that nothing is going to change. My mind like this is what's going to happen if both people who might share them. There's a risk of someone go <hes> yeah. Something that i love about bachelor in paradise is there's so many characters on this season that are so cringe to watch but in a good way like there's this one guy named cam if this gives you any context. He's a white guy that likes to rap. He's the guy that was like. He kept getting in trouble for being like double crossing girls right. No that's someone blake blake yeah. That's the guy who likes slept of the of the contestants on the show and then realized that they were all going to be on this season of bachelor in paradise deal the mall and like trying to be like he'll there are two girls on the show that he went and got dumped by the bachelor i guess on her season went to one of the other girls and slept with her and then then then left her house to another house and slept with her and it was paparazzi and both of those are like fuck did uh-huh he's like dating. It's pretty funny yeah and then you have to live with he cries in front of the camera to guess the name of the host of golden balls gavin not just english hosted by english person. What's the name peter hase now cutting blimey deep. That's what i was gonna. Say jasper carrot for so. I'm i'm sorry what about just like. It's so insanely cringe to watch. There's this one girl in the show named calin who was on a previous season of the bachelor that apparently he had had had his eye on for a while and like he knew he was going to be she was going to be on the show and somehow they ended up like talking and kissing because she was desperate to get a rose which girls us kaelin kaelin okay one of the like miss out not milk alabama who handed be season. She has like a very flat face okay <hes> anyways but they ended up kissing and then in his interviews after the fact. He's talking about like yeah. You know like it could be me in the end. I could be down on me proposing like this could be love love and just essentially falling in love with already and then like the next guy that comes in. She's like all over. Oh yeah moving around and that's the that's that's where you would enjoy this part of the joke and you get a just a lot of shots like six or seven people hanging out and the girl had talking to the new guy only has her arm around and whatever and a dude in the corner just like this. Why would i want to watch. I lived that fucking money because it's fun to watch somebody else. Suffer well. There's one shot of him after like these people were making out of him walking alone on the beach at night and like walking into the water and this wave crashes up and hits him in the crotch and he tries to play it off because the cameras are on flick shit like that all the time. I've i just eat it up. This episode of the receipt podcast brought to you by me. Undies me and is here to change your underwear. Well not literally but it's here to change the way you think about it. They believe undies shouldn't take themselves seriously. They believe that under should be soft fit. 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Have you started watching that yet. What else is on netflix. There's something else. I wanted to watch on netflix that diagnosis is that it yes. That's an issue like crowd source like yeah with what's her face. I was going to start trying to watch that. Maybe tomorrow tomorrow was like ann curry. Maybe i don't remember watching <hes> tower stuff from airports like the oh there's control at traffic control. I can recommend from youtube channels. I've just been binging one of the the amount of times where is howard is get instruction. That's gonna kill a ton of people in the pilots like oh shit. There was one where it was like delta. The call sign was thirty eight twenty eight or something and the other one was thirteen twenty eight and they both tried to take off into each other <hes> <hes> and the thing is terrifying. I guess the people on the plane never hear anything about it. You don't know it makes you wonder how many planes you've been on what you're about to die and then someone noticed and then stopped opted from happening on i subscribe to vast yes the flight track visuals and all the plane's coming in a couple of weeks ago hence sometimes it can be a real and there's tons of emergencies like the one who took off a student is the first solo flights and the royal fell off a plane. She took off one a couple of weeks ago where i think it was either air flight that took off from l._a._x. And and like the person in the tower and then they were coordinating each other correctly and instead of heading south ended up going north and was flying into the mountains and was about hit the mountains just outside of l._a. Because he kept going north and the woman was like south southbound. She's like having to move. All the other planes in the climbed. Seven thousand feet turn saddle stuff is the talent impairs to pilots and pilots is getting pissed each other as well as a people just being really snarky here my fucking way. Did you see that clip on social of a time lapse of all the planes over the san diego. It was like over twenty four hour period or some sane rain 'cause then he was not even a hub airport correct and so to see that many planes come in is just thirty seconds or something right yeah. There was like a real quick thing in the disolve linda that was really neat. Speaking highlight hurt them when we were out there for comecon hotel was right by the airport and it was very apparent that time during comic con that would make sense yeah we're did. Did you hear that delta might be getting a hub in austin mini hub. They wanted to make austin like <hes>. I forget what they call. It like a focus city or something not an official full blown hub but increasing operations but there was a rumor the other day that there's going to be a lot more for international nonstop flights out of austin and that almost all of them will be probably served by delta yesterday was like austin to tokyo seoul amsterdam is amsterdam and i read the same list to the tokyo after name of the big ones for me but there was somewhere else really cool like lisbon or like somewhere in portugal or maybe barcelona or are somewhere as well here <hes> 'cause. I was thinking when i when i saw that dude the only way to make me leave american would be to put a hub or any other other arab note here amsterdam beijing dublin paris seoul shanghai tokyo. Okay yeah yeah i would i would consider leaving american to switch to delta or or whoever lights wheeled elect direct flights at austin how far is beijing from shanghai beijing to shanghai on lifetime but do it that way. It is a two hour fifteen minute flight. I feel like you don't need to flights from austin to both those places to beijing and shanghai. I think it's like they might not all half in just like the ones that they're wondering when someone's responding someone while typing that they're just got the presenter that would be because you imagine how awesome it would be to be if austin was like chicago or an l._a. Or new york style city token anywhere in the world on one. I wanna go. I wanna go back to tokyo. <hes> intend to open up that super nintendo world at universal studios and they said they're gonna open it before the the tokyo twenty twenty olympics so it should be opening within the next year <hes> if there were a nonstop austin tokyo flight i would definitely really do i would take the nonstop awesome to tokyo play at least once a year every year. <hes> japan take that environment was phenomenal the only i only went there for two days million. I went there for a a very short vacation but it's probably the probably the coolest place on earth. I think i've talked about it extensively but it is easily the coolest place i've ever been. I'm trying to reduce in the carbon footprint of myself that if i'd stop being a how many flights is that how many hamburgers flecked making me awful right. It's one of the biggest the biggest steak hamburger car so while i look this up breaking just come out with the impossible walker yesterday hella burger king it tastes just like robber really wasn't made of so i dunno plant based off it was it was pretty good. It's beyond me stuff like i buy the beyond a real down at home but i think that's really good. They have that impossible meet at do they. Yeah i think so. I just realized what did you say you. Would you say austin tokyo or what. Do you have a flight comparisons sir. I'm just i just don't want to fly much austin a l l listen how about austin to london there you go into london carbon <unk>. How many stakes stakes is austin ended. A four pound patty of beef is four pounds of greenhouse gas right okay so so yeah so i'm going to look up so austin to london's carbon footprint and we can pray with one passenger on yes a ton of people. What do what do we do a return trip. Yeah i wanna come back. You want to come back to heathrow yeah. Yes please places clayson fascinating see total flight who at one point three six tonnes for one person no economy class direct sets one turn flight twenty eight hundred pounds or something see see it. Give me that sorta gave trips won economy class yeah. Why did it ask what class you want. It doesn't matter because business class seat takes up more space so let's see i got damn. What is it clear everything. I've put in kosovo doodoo first class to see if it's any different i classes six point eight tonnes right because if the whole plan was economy one point three six times two thousand that's twenty seven twenty pounds twenty seven twenty divided headed by four six hundred eighty burgers to offset one round trip economy ticket god. I got to stop eating hamburgers. The first take anyway. I canceled three flights in the last two weeks for like different for other reasons for reasons. I couldn't go out of time and it's like the best feeling in the world dude. It's so good if a trip especially in international trip if it falls through like day of or the night before i don't ever been happier in my life and that failure just like yes. This is the part where we get in trouble for talking about flying time but no one that you don't have to get on that plane and go asleep in a hotel. Hello ever off and you could sleep in your own bed. Eat your own cereal possible burger cereal and pita. That's a new your graphic. That wasn't really a story about any plant. We we were holding off using it but we've used it a couple of times and nobody's noticed another plane story. Graphic just flew across the screen green. Don't really look at that screen rooms then we used to have other confidence monitors there and they're looking at yourself too much so we decided to mix it up now. Why wind gusts he's producer on the podcast. What does it you got thirty seconds before. The show then had to go run to the bathroom. When can i run an idea by you. Is this report the word we'll treat you have answered me once blackmail firmed and on the calendar for today's podcast i did. That's why i didn't have to text you. I actually i slacked eric. When you confirmed it was like holy shit the german calendar. It'd be a better person why did you. Why did you say yes to this one. I was in england seeing my family and i just didn't have anything anything to do. Quite busy and a calendar invite is so far down my list. You can't hit the the notifications pop up on my i just get like the thing on my screen closer except except except that we don't have to go through in my calendar and i just looked like what is still blank in terms of my response and just respond you could do it. That way takes like a second side sarah so we're talking about reality t._v. Shows and i've got one talk about doing. If you watch master chef absolutely okay i have not watched the last. I fell off last season and i watch this. I've watched every season imagine chef there season ten right now and i realized several weeks ago it was pretty close to the beginning of season ten that i'm just hate heat watching master chef yeah because it's sucks and it's like i started really thinking about the show and at its fundamental the show makes absolutely absolutely no sense. It's like the premise of the show is they. Wanna find america's best home cook right so they have this whole thing that people come in to make your best home cook dish. They make things like oh. You're a great home-cooked. You're going to be on the show yourself. Isn't it technically always home-cooked did you. I don't know the answer to that. If you ah yes sorry they know planning on working in a restaurant so then they start the show is working a five star three michelin on star restaurant kitchen and make this insanely difficult dish or it's like they'll have a challenge in the master shift kitchen. It's like make a souffle and forty five minutes and it's like this. This is a home chefs stuff right and it's like they all know how to do. It and it's all so fucking self-important. They're like this dish isn't worthy of season ten of master chef you fucking people. These people have been on the show for ten seasons. Yes the one season the ron practicing us any better or worse than the season five confines it it doesn't make any fog the apples who pick them and they're all like this the world famous most famous kitchen in the world. No no one gives a fuck about that stuff two things there. They're one <hes> my problem just a little different <hes> but did you see the reddit thread recently <hes> with the producer or one of the producers on master chef breath who answered a bunch of questions did like a little ama about no. I didn't read up on my girlfriend. Did she was telling me about it some really fascinating stuff like when they're not on camera they're sequestered in in rooms with all the cookbooks in the world and they can go through all the cookbooks they can learn anything they want. They can do as much. They're encouraged to study and read cookbooks and just like study com. They're not allowed to write anything down. They have to commit it all the memory but they have like basically like here's all the world's knowledge on food and cooking or you just memorize into practice and then they and they they they do practice rounds before they do televise rounds and what i thought was interesting is the food that tastes like joe and is just he's gone going back on it. It's like john and gordon ramsay <hes> christina's gone she's gone. She was only in for three seasons. She was doing she. She came in to replace grandma elliott. Yeah he left yeah and then when she looks joe and then graham left the season. 'cause graham didn't one-season whether that's right yeah area anyway. I liked her very graham but another thing that i think is really fascinating. I got under-cooked chicken one eight at grandma's restaurant. Did you really do you want to chicago the worst that can make you sick. That's a no go on national chef so another thing that was most interesting interesting is they prepare the food right and then it goes in for beauty shots and then it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to all the beauty shots of all the food and in the the judges eat the food food's always seemed like i always wonderful production standpoint how time they have to eat. They say that the crew and everybody goes to lunch during the beauty shots except for the people to do the shots everybody comes back in so that when gordon ramsey's eating that piping hot plate of food it's ice cold and he said they're just professional enough off that they know what it should taste like and like what it tastes down like cool down and they can extract tasted like fresh but some say it sucks but as as long as they figure as long as everybody's food is just as cold as everybody else's it's fair and that's the system they use. What have you make like an you won't but suffered like eggs yeah. It's like cold eggs taste fucking back. What did they microwave it. I don't think they do. I think that's why you see him. Spit some stuff out when it's undercooked and stuff just like not only is this raw our anything go bad after the hour and a half. I would assume well. I dunno that wouldn't over over it. What if you'd like jok told i don't remember maybe there are special circumstances for the desert episodes. I don't know maybe they get thrown into a freezer or whatever <hes> but the the problem i have a master chef is that it's followed the like. Hell's kitchen kitchen nightmares master chef both have followed the same path twenty four hours to back twenty four. I never watched two episodes of that and terrible also but that's like that's <hes> <hes> even lower down like they started kitchen. I started as a show about fixing fucked up kitchens especially the u._k. Gave her complete american version was never as good as you k- version but it was closer at the beginning of the show than what was by the end. What is it now then. What was the end it very quickly by about two or three seasons in hell's kitchen's the worst it devolves is into just reality t._v. Just drama and fighting. It's just about the interplay between the fighting and hell's kitchen is just about them getting in trouble and then going back upstairs and yelling at each other and catching that on film has nothing with the food like magic master chef was the break from that from that which is what i loved about master chef but by about season five it started ready to go that route and now i can't get through a season a master chef either because it's the same thing it's just dumb drama and people hating and fighting each other and on that ship but it's still don't have as much of that. I'm a man because they just fucking tom and padma or boring and they just make people cook and i never watch top chef yeah. It's like iron chef. I was just great our chef along time ago i don't know do we still like new episodes. I think alton brown does it now right. Yeah and we'll watch chopped with tom. Yum queer eye <hes> trump because it's quick. It's like thirty minutes. I've seen a thousand episodes. I've never liked watched. Watch the season in a row the same here. It's like if it's like how much i it. It's not the same. It's like three people thirty minutes and you're done. It's not like i didn't watch before. I don't have to worry about what's watching what's next. I think that little pyramid conceded that show is great where you start with four and then you will ris into and the yeah that's that's pretty awesome yeah. That's a cool way to do it. Contro- tro i became obsessed with like house shows like house. Hunters only cover shows flipper flaw. Let's go ahead but you know i mean. There wasn't much to the story. Yep just like there was a time period where i was obsessed with watching so i was curious. The other day i was watching house hunters right and it was an episode in austin and i was like oh that's weird. I've never seen a episode of austin so then. I started thinking i was like have all the years. I've watched house hunters. Have i ever seen the same episode twice because i don't think think i ever have so then. I decided to look it up house. Hunters has two thousand one hundred thirty one episodes yeah. Which was the hard hard two thousand episodes. I i don't know what season they're on now most recent episode according to be as season one hundred eighty two episode so i it's the same show. Do you net flicks off. My mom was watching that and there are seasons where i don't know what are listed as categorizes seasons. They'll only be like three cities. They'll be like four austin episodes like ten california episodes to oklahoma maps odes yeah but i've watched i went through the summer and watched every austin home show i could when i was trying to buy a house and just in my head. I have seen that episode. You're talking about storage. Was i think so. I don't know a long time ago used to watch that i think they do. Maybe the loss reality show. I think they make like a bunch of different ones. Now i used to watch. I love with how centers though how it's like oh like this is <hes> me and my husband are looking for a house. He's unemployed and i sell jewelry three at the farmers market on sundays. Our budget is eight hundred thousand dollars the utah coupla. I feel like i feel like in austin in their shows. It's like i'm <hes> <hes> <hes> electrical engineer and my wife is a professor and our budget is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars where i want to live down austin because they're they're like we found this awesome leander. It's close. There's a million dollar condo downtown. Lucky such a little luck doc in <hes> me and my mom this summer watched. Have you guys ever watched loved listed. Yes that was on twenty four hours. A day in my house was listed for you like they can either accept the renovation or go by the new house so there's a realtor that shows them around tony places ranting of t._v. Do you guys watch every day. Every day you on average on average. I would say to two hours or go with that. If you count like having it on that'll happen sometimes too yeah i watch him on average to i would say probably more for me but i view it as work like research for because we talk so much and affiliates good to to be well versed in pop culture watch a lot of things like for her work. You watch stuff for work on. I'll also perhaps the by i also because i don't want to be a lazy gross dude. I also ride a bike twenty miles a day every day minimum. I still don't know how and when you do that million fifteen miles today. It's two other already this morning. It wasn't not at nine a._m. Damn i if you start at like seven a._m. On a saturday you can be done by ten. You still have a whole day ahead of you. You haven't gotten overheated and you. It's like i'm. I'm never going to go to a gym or workout so i've started doing that because i used to. Try and sleep in as long as possible the weekend his one day you can do that. Could you ever sleep in really long ten but now i've decided i'm going to wake up a. like six or five every saturday and sunday and just have a really long weekend and it's it's great. It's true you get so much time to go to bed because you get tired a little earlier. Stop waiting but that's fine. You still do stuff a london. Yeah yeah midnight product. That's seven a._m. To ten a._m. Time that you would have been asleep is more useful than the eleven p._m. To one a._m. Time you would have been or are also. It's also extra great this time of year because when you're up that early hasn't really gotten that hot yeah if if you wait to do stuff at night it's still hot from the day but if you're coming off like the end of the night at the beginning of the day it's still cool. It's cool as it's gonna get and you can get stuff done i need to i need to replace outlet. My garage and it's just too fucking hot to do. It's like i need to wake up one one weekend at five a._m. Go do that because otherwise. It's just too hard to go down and do that by the other day on thursday. It was like a hundred fourteen degrees. It's crazy but it's also been a very mild summer. We can't complain. I guess just recently that. I went down to to houston in over the weekend and i was shocked. At how hot it is there. Did you do that halo outpost you. How was it we did. You see meghan castro. They're running a million castro chief chief i didn't i got to i saw diva downs but didn't get taught him but they had an interesting exhibit where they showed the height of all the different covenant scale outlet of is like a tool as a human right and a jackal is bigger than a human. It's like oh well. I guess you play as master achieve and you're so much bigger than small. Yeah i really liked about is that they they make everything slightly tool right how we will see it in person like oh so tallest tallest brute hunter hunter hunter yeah how's the twelve feet tall twelve feet tall really never one hundred two ah because masterpiece like seven feet tall so then everything is scaled to that cooler in houston. It was like ten degrees cooler in houston because i always thought he was known for being. I'm very humid. It was a little more humid but i thought it was more comfortable there than it was here. I sat outside for a little while there. It's like i would never sit outside like this. In austin in the middle of the day we had a vicious circle vicious summer stream on friday and sitting the first thing we did we played the game first and then the first activity was outside and i think like wiped everyone out. Would they navigated away from outside really quickly. Yeah jack was like i can't i can't it was not meant to be outside in general whether your skin yeah poor chad he's like. I didn't know it'd be outside didn't wear sunscreen today. Stephen joe absolutely nailed nailed those noktas that was unbelievable. I thought feel like they've sure they must be practicing. I feel like those guys have weird human skills elsa jack how it's like not athletic abilities but just like these skills like he's like fucking good at that game air hockey and shit like that and poker that was that was useless stuff that was really cool on a personal level to see joe here because his baratz and beretta was hugely influential to research lindsey was asked me she was like well which ones stephen which ones joe and i was like that one steve that was never see broad brush. She's like i love breasts and bro. That's joe bradshaw was so crazy because like i was even telling what i don't think you were there but one of the early big fights we had it wasn't a huge fight but me madam barney got into a fight because bernie left for low while downtown buda and tonight. We're making an episode and we're way behind and we we took a break to watch an episode brass. Umbrella and bernie came in rye watching. We all got this big yelling. Match the three of us about whether we were being lazier did he not there because we were working on a i don't know i don't know why you should definitely would've been around season for say maybe you were out of town might have been out of late on a friday night or maybe i was with jason like at a convention internet you might have been you might have been like because it would have been probably ten pm on a friday night so you might have been yeah. Did he do to do something. You don't remember the specifics of it. That's part of why didn't wanna tell joe so. I i want to run down bernier matt and see if they remember it. I shouldn't have been a really funny moment and it's just really cool and gratifying one of those things where it's like something that you are a fan of and early days that now your crosses peers almost and they were so immensely successful right at the beginning of youtube houston yes. We're talking about this yeah. Where were you here. We talked about with bernie like last week or the week before game time. I'm about people who were big like right. Before right is youtube started and then like didn't didn't get caught up in that wave of youtube like people who are really big before youtube was acquired by google and then just kind of put a lot of them did really well behind the scenes on their own like your for edf ingles worth. He actually had quite a career off of youtube friend hit. A bunch of those t._v. Shows on nickelodeon i think he may i read about him. A while back he made a boatload of money and did really well post. Youtube wasn't filled franko the first youtubers to our first big successful youtubers because he's still gone like early. Ones i think jus- team i think adjusting osteen go share cards. I think of like my bet jenna marbles yeah. She's fairly on. She's one of the most popular channels or day. Grace was was very early. Harley like i think mealtime remember being one of the first day we weren't they weren't but it was it was pretty early on i think when and we went to that youtube meet up at sandia khan remember all those years ago how hot for word words and like was it like who else was like all those people that were there like vastly guitar man yeah like those guys right mystery. Thomas writes in movies now yeah with real people that's crazy. I don't call this personnel but during i i won't call them out but during the livestream troy baker was here and still never met him i would have introduced to i would the meeting. He seems like a lovely dude. I'm not good at introducing myself to or blog orb. I'll putting myself in a position where i can be introduced. I just run. The other way on guessing are shy. I don't know how i don't want to impose on anybody in the but he was here for the last few marie had to leave early to catch a flight and there's a girl i was talking to and this is a a very sweet kind girl and he left and she's like what was his name again and i was like troy. She goes choy and troy baker and she went. Are you fucking kidding me 'cause he's wearing a retro replay shirt and apparently she had asked him. She's like so what's your involvement in all this anyone on this show and she's like oh cool nice not familiar but that's also that was nice of him to say that though yeah go rush replay revenues thing and she just felt so bad after i was like ham turns okay but it's not the kinda guy to be like should know who i was. I thought that event what really well and everybody seems to have genuinely good time and there was no it was like i hesitate to put it in the same category as the <hes> spring break and the family reunion because it was kind of a different gig but but it felt different it felt different but it was it was more similar to the let's play party. We had an england last year didn't didn't do that one. Yeah it was good. It was fun. It was yeah really get time off. Cameras well legislation to everyone and i hit shit the i had a really fun time watching for whatever reason james and adam were just being so fucking funny throughout the day and the night and just watch them from those in the first for a long time michael decided to put blue all around his mouth and my favorite thing was just watching fiona trying keep everytime fiona glance michael she would start here. She was looking at adam and laughing and i was like what's going on and she just point. Michael and michael was just like he did that. Thing more his chin get sunken into its neck and it was just my girlfriend actually made a a a little gift australia later or an image that was have you seen that shooters full meme with the little girl with michael plugging gross. <hes> you guys trying to get in the balloons was like my favorite part of the entire stream cut the necks awesome yeah i mean. I don't know if that would have helped you guys. I feel like shoved down into like fifty balloons. We never cut next off yeah because they kept just going to deflate and immediately. I don't know if you if you caught any of the streets but they they did it extra life when they got in these giant balloons and like did a race where they hop across the place to do something they couldn't get a single person in it went very wrong. We'd probably forty minutes of charleston. We got christina. I saw i saw saw christina get in than it bursts start choking. Her legitimately terrified for the next up. We did have here. Eh i saw that part of the highlights integrate this receive podcast is also brought to you by squarespace creating a website website and online store is so much easier now thanks to score space scores raises a platform with everything you need to take control of your online presence and run your own business. We'd be talking about score space for a long time because super awesome <hes> relax course templates. They're nice and clean and intuitive plus. They're easy to customize and best of all anyone in my family can do it without having asked me a lot of questions which i really love. 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We have managed dot would match dot would of sorry. I'm sure i butchered your name. Obviously would work and finally we have anthony bandou you saw thanks so much for showing us your sites. Thanks for his face. Thanks for supporting the episode of the podcast. <hes> i haven't had a chance to play was outta town over the weekend but i haven't hopped onto vicious circle. Maybe play that a bit right. Yeah yeah 'cause obviously because of stephen. Joe is my answer that final round. Who is it the head crazy around o. That was someone on the red team. Yeah forget his name. I don't remember who was gone. I was gone all right. He won five in a row he. He's really good at video games yeah. He is what ross ryan thought of a good game. I thought we were gonna take it because ryan and then he got his ass kicked by alfreda. I thought i was really good at that game until we released to started playing on steam with other people say oh no. I'm actually garbage agassi will ever again because i want my first round in vicious circle still to this day the only one i've ever won and it just i died instantly and then became the little dipper which is the most fun thing to play us in my opinion and the game i just love how fast most but i got someone invaded their body and then they were right by the vaccine had seventy five nuggets and just like in it like doing this thing. Where am i going to do it but the fuck it kind of reminds me of that halo reach game type or three with the skulls. We had to get the ten skulls head-hunter head-hunter. I i think i was calling us called you played. I played grip all at that halo of years whilst i played got fucking destroyed by jack the people that played ball aw they ruined it for me really good. I know they got so much like it's like but we made this and like two days later. People are like you suck. Get out of the way yeah. It's hard to play in the world and then people like andrew pattern should up and flowers and it was just like i'm not playing this again so flowers. You know hours yeah good luck. He had a move where he would like how much jump back in fly through the housing yeah. He was the one who started doing it. You there were people that fly. Yes never touched the ground it pretty insane. Yeah you spend all that time working on something and then you suck at it yeah and then you release it to the general populous. You realize that you are mediocre at best and everything you do. How do you think <hes> august august went gusts good <hes> gusts this year now with 'cause he has been several years since it came out last of us to out eventually we can play it again. I'm so sad you didn't do july. In september it was it was it was really fun to play with. You guys except the first one that we taped was that trouble in terrorist town yeah. I was just so overwhelming. I don't know what's happening. You should join us again for another one. Maybe they're anyone as widely loved in the audience outside hunter other than gusts. I will say i saw a couple of comments that i'm just repeating what i saw that said the gusmao as muslims way better than bernie months. I see that too. I wasn't going to bring it up but it. I'm glad you did i read every comment. I saw those two. I read a really bizarre coming on this. They were somebody com complaint was that the little dipper moves too slow and it's too hard to get around the map. A little different expanded the <hes> the really really fly without really fun. I'm like dude. I hope we know you have an open invitation to come in and film with achieve a hunter whenever he wanted us to have a release date yet. I don't know the fucking games. Come stuff's what's going on right now. I wonder if they released it last of us. So good at lawsuit announced today seventy eight no no. That's that's death stranding they can't do that. Let's think they meet. It seemed like it was the last of us too released but it was a death. Stranding release date was no game about. I don't know but they announced today that you see in that game cool like d- doc do you have to p or like i don't know and if enough people in the same place that makes mushrooms grow like is it like there. It was a woman breastfeeding ghost baby she paying. Is it gonna multiplayer. I think it's like a weird multiplayer replaced where you don't interact with everyone. Directly kind of like a shared space kind of horse gets down to five right. Yes you could've weaponize it yeah have we have. We done a top ten games. You can piss and before we've grossest toilets postal to we should definitely do a video where it's if we can were just standing in a circle pissing on some yeah ed maybe mush between the game we can go mushrooms on somebody so the rumors last of us to is may twenty twenty but that's just rumor we we can we can spend a few months getting good and then do another august. Oh so multiplayer in may and august will be training yeah. We'll we'll be in training barbara. If you wanted to come do a month of achieve one hundred games join it was what four or five games would you wanna do oh man. I don't know the sims a say yes. I don't know i have to think about that. I think about it. I'm sure we can figure it out. We played host once we did that was actually think one the first one hundred did maybe the i was a horrible view horsing around done at least two or three horse appearances back when we did horse like i might have done one or two other ones. We did that pretty sweet heist collab- billionaire yeah that's how so that's one of my favorite things. We've done in recent actually really hadn't really watch it. This is one of the rare moments you should watch. It's a journey when you watch it with three buckets of challenges getting inundated with people being like we we should take an attack. Oh man and he's like i know released it was going to happen. We all knew there was going to be a double cross offer came as a surprise there was something that we didn't put in the video because it wasn't needed but we locked sam in that cage and we came back and he wasn't there's always in the video but as a follow up we couldn't find sand the rest of the day and then i get a slack from sam that just says hello barb and and then the next leg said i want to play a game and i i haven't heard from him since i i haven't seen him. Has anyone seen samson state. If there's a corpse in that case of where did he mailed into the into the building the spirit is here. Let me see what else he said. It was fucking. Creepiest shouldn't a screen shot of that yeah. He said hello barb. I want to play a game and i said i hate this and then he just said l._l. And i said it was chad's idea and he said oh i believe you i do really and then i just didn't hear from him again. After that. How about this. I identify a bunch of really stressful coop games to person called games and then i i started a new series where you and trevor have to play together and it's called couples therapy deniro decently like that did i shook on relationship goals on the ex-wife obviously my i thought that up because we have the worst i think i think we did pretty zero relationship. I'm screwing with now. Bring it on. I think we could stand it. I think we could stand the in all the games where you have to share the controller like cookies and cream or overcooked worth like two people playing on one controller cookies and cream to would be perfect for that yeah or like keep talking. Nobody explodes but if the bomb blows up both of you have like a prize possession that gets blown up the problem is i'm so shit at video games stress that keep talking. Nobody exposed to be perfect for that. Yeah because it's just about communication we're pretty good at your laptop and mm chevron favorite pair of shoes or something in like a can we'll just doused with lighter fluid and then we'll set it on fire. If you fail towns get my laptops researches laptops down for that okay we'll car. We'll figure it out. Find a way to make it automatic so no one has to do it but it's like as soon as the game reaches fail state like it sends a signal and the thing is dead no one what he said. We have to make an automatic. Why would like no one wants to do it that way. There's no way to stop it or no. One feels guilty about it about after destroy your things. I know it's like if you fail then automatically. It was your failure that causes it to be destroyed. Guilty eighty a lot who is a hobnob. Linen chat says maybe coop therapy. That's pretty funny. He's fine fine coop not everything that's clever everything ashby upon the true so one of my favorite parts of that heist was when we had the gopro in chad's office and blame says this means war is like a funny reaction but the o- blamed don't don't do it. There's somebody somebody wrote a fucking novel about what our response would be. Have you read that nah. Should we do it. Can i read our response. Let me guess continue in your conversation a conversation. I'll find. I think in really cool in that. Did you see the video i it would have been if we just had a drone above the cop and you can steal these little groups of the people running in different directions what is so funny speed addressing good budget now yesterday. It's fucking funny yeah. It's the whole movies about a drone. That's why i asked oh interesting. Yes you have drones flying all the time that we'd never suspicious well. We got that thing where we were doing that. Let's play announcement with all the different let's play families and a drone just came down in the middle of the shoot that took off and no one knew who's trying to alcohol got thrown shots in blaine whose <hes> did you see them and it just left does it was it was like flying around us. We were just like oh weird. Did you see that clip of some guys drone dying over a lake and he runs into the lake and start swimming perfectly catches it just in time really cool. That's a that's dedication to save a few hundred dollars speedo. You'll find ah the other day. <hes> i got a piece of <hes> a piece of mail and it looked like junk mail you know is is very quite enveloped had no real discerning information on patient rip it upgraded normally do but i started to open it and it was a check from a class action lawsuit settlement for four hundred and eight dollars show that was going to say like sixteen normally. It's like a tiny little amount was like holy shit. I didn't even know that. I was part of this thing. I guess like some store that i bought two shirts from years ago. There weren't even expensive shirts had like a class action lawsuit against him and i was part of it automatically a lot a lot of money. I got four right. I was like holy shit everyone who shopped there during that time. I don't know anything about other than i got a check in a white envelope for four hundred hundred eight four hundred hundred dollars. I was blown away. He didn't loan it went through fine. It's been like a week. I'm not so cool. It's not like one of those check. We talked about some of the other tricks like a check that you once you deposit. You know oh this companies like a starts alone and your name sign something something to style it. I don't i don't know how it works but it there by eight. People get scammed. Shed all the time. This was an actual. If you ever are <hes> invited to joining a class action lawsuit i guess join it every now and then you might get a check for for new video game console or do graphics card. Do that's awesome. I feel like i try and spend that money gonna find somebody. Just put in the pool. I gotta find some as four hundred dollars it'd be you wouldn't have bought that looks bad because of the stupid loss because i bought two shirts five years ago or something you should just by fifty shirts same-store so weird. I you a ten eleven hundred forty five pounds or seven a boy on deadlocked. You know right now. You did what are sixty-five 165 is now my well. I was trying to think about about this how to do it and we could find out bar or something that you could wrap yourself around me. What do you mean we can hold onto a bar and i could the whole not lift. I'm lifting you plus the bar but i would just be on the floor. If i was holding exactly well then i would lift you but you'd be <hes> hanging onto the bar. I mean how you on the roof was amon. No it's just like weightlifting dude. What the fuck are you imagining. Where would she be hanging on a bah aw hanging this way. You're lean down with a bar herbs like you're at one of those like if i'm cooking a pig speros you're gonna shove opole at my office and lift me up she wants to do that. I know what what are you talking about. Lifting rupees fucking ground get on the roof from this the only so i'm just like like your leg. Thank you yeah like cross your arms. There you go. I don't think you'll be. I think it'd be top heavy. You wouldn't feel too one on would hurt yeah. 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It's coming up really soon. I figured it out the time. I don't know if you guys are deadlocked the now. I don't know if you guys want to circle back around. This is what somebody's response this. This is whispering oracle two days ago on red. It's response to blames gonna get revenge on us and the efficacy of weather blamed would be able to enact revenge on us and his response is <hes>. It's it's almost like a college thesis. The problem is one hundred sorta falls into the usual me against my brother and my brother and i against our cousin the three of us against it's a stranger mentality or the old never breaking up a fight between two brothers. They're more than likely to turn on each other until the outside threat exists then they'll immediately ally and be loyal l. d. reach other to take out the interloper age would be more than willing to prank matter jaromir gavin if it was their own idea but the moment that suggestion comes from outside they'd be far more likely to side with their own against that person whether it'd be just a well you can never trust blaine. This is a setup situation or you're not allowed to prank matt only weaken prank matt situation. That's correct. It would very likely be difficult for anyone any outside force to split them up the mind games. We're not smart enough for mine. Games in your example blamed try. It's a dumb example. You don't need that anyway the other problem going after it is achieve hunters. They have so many more members than most of the other groups and receive don't forget strengthen numbers. <hes> most of whom are kind of insane achievable hunter honor is always going to have the advantage of numbers in most cases combined with the fact that they are they have very long memories and will never forgive or forget even if you do somehow how managed to bring them all. You've done his guarantee. They'll spend the next few months or years living in fear of whatever terrible retribution that will eventually be punishable. He's not wrong guy. Is i just want an accurate very well thought out. I hope i got a good grade. It's always each other's throats bickering and that as soon as something threaten the department. I feel it will be like no absolutely i mean it's it's the same with any of i guess any groups of friends or siblings were yeah yeah what the guy said concentric circles with inside the group like i would fuck with gus to defend you but if anybody from outside trying to fuck with us and kill kill them. Actually i might take us over either of you. I don't know i i guess my loyalties lie with you. That's that's find out right now. Now use the the little thing the shark guy oh god i saw eric play with it before we started he lost again. I think it looked like his most painful. Does it hurt. I was bleeding bleeding. Do you wanna play no. They play it sure there are always loses though that jeannik. It's not he genyk fall. Don't start it. Don't do i'll play. You're gonna play. Don't play don't just think jeff wants to play. How bad does it hurt you know. Why don't you find out now make you believe what do i do you oh boy yeah. Each person takes a turn pushing nanotubes your finger. You like my hand or something ready yeah. Now you want does ever go on the first one area. President prostitute is it. Is it always the second plane. Give it a prostitute dodo push it push. It press two for student. Oh my god all we use resented okay now. Oh you got dragging out like he's going to slice him. Oh shrugged this. Do looming guts okay yeah. I left book so so powerful terrifying. Anyone else wants to play so much jared talking about the heist mice yeah. Apparently there's a whole i was reading. Somebody's there was a threat on right there was discussing whether you could or would get revenge on us and the wisdom of that and i was just reading somebody's like trees about it you got plans for and it's very accurate i mean you saw my full up to christmas star wars prank where it took into into a scarface mansion and had them swatted yeah so we saw that blame doesn't mess around mic drop though trauma optimizing no eric. You didn't lose that game all right. It was on board right now. That was him who can tell us one thousand us out for so much. I love it. I yeah so. Did you see that really weird story last week about this person who's been caught on surveillance camera. I think it's in virginia it's in virginia who wears an old tube t._v. On his head and he goes around and leaves t._v.'s on people's people's porches and like wasted the camera t._v.'s or flashing t._v.'s okay because nobody knows apparently the footnote in the story. It also happened last year at the same time like the second or third week of august. I'm just shows up so is his head. I thought you gotta on top of his head. Guys just like a performance artist. That's brilliant unless he's other bombs in the t._v.'s or anything. They're just cute. T._v.'s work i don't know how many has he done. Let's see it's like a third member of punk kicked out of the van and i don't know it seems like it's just in a neighborhood so not like a ton but did we found it more than fifty homes. Oh my god and they don't know who it is. No apparently he did it last year and he did it again this year. What have you just some dude. He's got a big ass garage to clean lean out and he doesn't know what the people complaining you don't bring him to goodwill and then he just picks back up from everybody's gonna throw these fucking t._v.'s away and then we're gonna find out what's bank seeing each t._v.'s worth ten billion dollars. Oh my god oh smart yeah hold onto those t._v.'s if you've so so fucking weird if you had a t._v. On your door it'd be confused and then i would look at surveillance footage and i'd be even more confused. Would you keep the tv no. I'd probably think there was something in it or something right like something's fucked up with it. Yes that would treat me out. Big time like i see the humor in it from afar like this but if it was mu that it was happening to you i'd be like fuck that dude why it's just one one time would be that bad. We also live in a city that had package buildings to go rhino talk about a year ago. Yeah 'cause weird. There was a guy who was arrested at peace park last week. Did you hear about that. No wait a gun. He had had more than a gun. He had a handgun a baton a rifle and a bypass for the rifle and a scope and extra extra magazine of <hes> bullets for rifle fears lie about to do a mass shooting piece park. It's just left a west campus off lamar like between like twenty ninth and thirty fifth. I think he had a warrant out ahead of warton bushes. Why did they are fifteen. Why did he tell them. He's a fucking crazy person. I don't know there's no no explaining that clock dude. I ride my bike today early a twelve week maybe saw him. I have had so weird got arrested. Yeah i guess he had like you said someone. I think if you had had award for his arrest out in <hes> in houston already so they had arrested him because i guess i think out of everything he was carrying the baton was illegal because he the gun was in a bush bush the irony so it was like they arrested for that and then at the outset anymore in houston so weird but i think we'd like laws are coming into effect in in texas. This is september first but it wasn't some weird. Social experiment like the dude took all the guns to walmart or whatever it doesn't look like a social experiment kinda guy yeah okay yeah. I gotcha gotcha <hes> white dude his twenties he does i think i think you nailed it. Interesting pattern talk weird <hes> that's. That's a very strangely specific austin story did you did you hear that the pitch and putt closing down their last day. There was down there changing ownership right now. I was just going to be gone. They were they. There was a petition to get them because they got the condos or something. They're they're going to develop it. I'm pretty sure what's it called a butler park eighty seven years yeah. We used to go there all the time back in the day. It's like have you ever been there. Nah this little park like off of riverside and lamar like there used to be that talk obama there and it's like right behind their peter pan pitch and putt yeah. There's no park and so it was like a nine hole golf course nine hole pitch and putt you could rent you rented like a little wedge and a putter from them and you could walk around and with a cooler of beer offend just like hit golf balls for the funding wasn't additive scorn wanted you'd have to worry about getting eating at someone's way was just like you just want to go drink beer and fake hit golf balls and like a little golf course. It was a cooler place to go do that par-three. It was awesome. I think when when i was living downtown i wouldn't probably i don't know six times in the last two years before it closed down. Didn't it was really sad because that's i mean i get it. That land has got to be super valuable but it was such a iconic old piece of austin and even i don't know if you remember this but remember they had that family of hawks that will come in and like the last time i was there which which is maybe eight months ago on the final hole. The hawk came and just landed and watched. I'd never seen it before and watch the whole fucking day. It was so cool and so neat to be able to see it like four feet feet away from you. Just watching you play golf and abundance leaving sucks and get a really big hawk. I was getting nervous that are going to take my hug because i have small dogs and it's like oh they could easily grabbed my dog and fly off with it. He's on a leash matt my backyard. That's fair but i'm out there with awesome so whenever i see a big hawk i'm like come on. Let's go inside. I feel like color dogs back. You dogs could send up a hug. No i have no idea what the hell happened. Get attacked from the air. It'd be feisty. Can they really lift up that which way i think so. I think you hear about like you hours. Getting taken herat's yesterday the small that might be a little heavy but i i saw a ball deal in oregon <hes> like sudan and get a piece of a mouse or something in a park i was at and that fucking can thing is up closest huge. You do not want to screw. The ball. Delay could definitely left thirteen pounds. I'm trying to see how much a hawk can pick up <hes> carbon footprint though was probably a lot lower than then beef that cortana which is interesting idea six hundred eighty burgers for around six hundred eighty quarter pound burgers so what does that so six eighty daughter by four hundred seventy pounds of beef. How many nuggets do you guys think you over human of beef. I'll be honest with you. I had one when i first got when i got there and it was delicious and then as the nuggets started to cool i a tax on that would not fly they lost. We had three three thousand chicken mcnuggets and i signed three thousand nuggets. I had probably six of them. Yeah and i think i finished for i. I was sick the next day the rest have been many but i think it's just like i'm not used to eating those so when you do it it just like messes with your body also shoved a bunch of my mouth. I didn't eat those but i think from contact yeah. They're just very it's a lot of like it makes you feel really bloated and kind of like lethargic. <hes> the other day speaking of old austin stuff the other day on the austin sub reddit someone posted a question they were like did their someone posted and they wrote that there used to be a top notch for the p._t._a. Raises over thirty third and lamar knows hilbert's. It was definitely hilbert's yeah. I thought it was weird like how quickly people forget that it was hilbert's not that long ago hilbert's for fucking fifty years right n._p._r.'s for eight if that if that yeah it was it was weird. How nobody we remembered and then someone's like look. I found this picture from google street view. It's it's obviously he'll birth. I didn't they didn't topnotch by the oven or like the stove top did they from hilbert's that hilbert's and move it over to i felt i felt like i ran. They move some equipment from hilbert's topnotch as possible. It was a while ago. I didn't want to go top not much lately. I've been in a long long time. I go to hilbert's <hes> usually like once a week or so. I don't go that often. I get well because akito. I don't go that much anymore but i used to get their strawberry. Shake a lot. I realized other shake that hilbert's by the office that hobart's by the office takes for ever thought that long everytime in the drive there. It's like i might as well just shit about folding chair no long. You're exaggerating or something special bacon cheeseburger. Do you feel like it takes a long time you go there to i've been there twice okay and i ate inside the restaurant so i have no experience the drive through. Can you divide the amount of bug is by the time on the plane so how many bug is so six hundred eighty burgers. Let's say it's a ten hour flight so you doing sixty eight burgers and our so a little over a burger minute so planning to one burger every before the plane crash before you land in london. You need to eat these six hundred eighty hamburgers now. Here's the problem obviously obviously it makes way more sense you to save the environment by an reduce carbon fiber by not taking that flight right but we also acknowledged with seven billion the people in the world. If you don't take that flight somebody else will that planes still flying so you probably should just stop eating hamburgers. I might can actually affect change that way yeah. I've just just especially if you've made to order. Just unhappy with the amount of co op is worse than just driving because the caused. How's the drive to you before. You get a true yeah yeah. That'd be something it's a nightmare older. Older beyond meat stops really good. I just like vegetables are fucking awesome. The older i get the less i like meeting general i mean don't get me wrong but man medallions are using right now. I fucking love deliciously just fucked and uh-huh sit at whole foods. I kept seeing japanese. Yams are so fucking good really super sweet. How do you normally what i'll do is do a couple of different different ways the way i like. The best is i'll cut them into thin rounds and then just grill him <hes> on the grill for ten minutes or so. They're awesome. I did this thing tonight. The you may want to try try it especially. If you want to eat healthier i gotta spaghetti squash and i cooked for about forty minutes and then like for about forty twenty minutes to ebba forty minutes and then i made this mixture of ricotta and mozzarella and parmesan and onions and mushrooms and basil will and marinara sauce and just filled that into the cut open spaghetti squash and then beggar for another twenty minutes with some parmigiana top and then. It's just like eating spaghetti because he had spaghetti. Squash like spaghetti is so delicious and hell if all phenomenal you ever made buffalo cauliflower. I haven't but i've had it before. I don't like buffalo sauce. I know that's why. I don't eat wings ways sauce. It's diesel fuel. Where where did you tweet buffalo sauce. It tastes like diesel. Feud smells like diesels. I can't take it slow strong. Yeah eddie the french red hot and butter uh-huh. Which do you not like learn something about you today. I thought you did no. I don't sit buffo sources source and that's all it is all right. I didn't know that he said what's not tell someone told me the other day. That jin was vodka what who said that and why are they so wrong. They said it was like flavored vodka. No it's totally different. Alcohol boys jimmy flavor from juniper berries but i think at the corn whiskey isn't it or kornacki cornell. Who told you that corona jim avila or grapes distill jn <hes> okay <hes> what what i'm trying to compare and contrast it. I got it right here. Vodka is produced from grain sorghum corn rier wheat some vodka art cars are made from potatoes molasses soybeans grapes rice sugar beets sometimes byproducts of oil refining process and then no way related still gin is produced exclusively by redistributing ethanol of agricultural origin with an initial strength of ninety six percent abe instill virginia in the presence of juniper berries and other natural botanical provided that juniper taste is predominant. I wish i could remember who told me that whether they were just messing with me on a maybe there was just saying it tastes. The same doesn't like it would taste the same with other juniper. Whatever i don't china japan i loved you is to love it. It was my favorite if i could go there and takeo hey i love gin. Very much. Understand was speaking of things that you shouldn't drink. I saw the f._d._a. Released an announcement the other day loaded right here so here it is drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism f._d._a. Warned shit. I guess there's some product that people sell called miracle mineral solution that they that they say is chlorine dioxide and or chlorine dioxide and i guess they say that it's supposed to cure autism h._i._v. Aids cancer and other stuff and f._d._a. Had officially come out and say it doesn't isn't that what what martha dump truck drank or was that traineau heather's leave for forever. Dude milly was a bleacher dre. We know that martha drank drowning and also doesn't cure also doesn't care zimmer cancer or anything drink anything like this. I can't believe that the f._d._a. The d._a. has to make a statement like that yeah but don't drink bleach. It's the same that's the same thing as putting a warning on a ladder. That's like don't stand on one foot at the top graphic guy. Well people would need to be told to vaccinate their kids so i can't really give anyone benefit about take zach sir. You're name was like <hes> vaccinate your one justin timberlake's wife bill. Sorry just came out a few weeks ago right yeah. I can't believe that anyone come out and just reassure the wind farms. Don't give you cancer. I think it's been an ongoing thing still right. I mean that that misinformation is still being spread via one person yeah. How did i think it's been spread by anyone power. Uh it was spread last week. I think he's been going on about that for decades old clips clips of him in the ninety s like bitching about win funds ruin the views from his gulf wouldn't wasn't i out of the country when you said this last week when he came back up and y'all told me about it on the podcast and i didn't. I believe you about what we're trying to fuck with me. Shit one thing himself. I like the the bizarre don under brings up just because it pertains to your heritage but i like the bizarre lake handwritten notes. He's been sending to justin trudeau looking good buddy. The magazine covers and stuff and like looking hot to the canadian median embassy and they weren't sure if it was real joker one junk mail thing fan man. What's he trying to do with it simply at least simonsen that that'd be funny. They'll be really funny. I've ever heard about that like two weeks ago. Something so weird we it all just weird times where i'm living in an nightmare. Sometimes it's like kids early in the season of black mirror mirror and we just don't know yeah i can't fully this is actual real life and it our people enough people that made certain decisions for us to be here right now. We have seen a version of trump who potentially has to get reelected. What is the version of trump gonna be like when he doesn't have to do that anymore. If if you're you're presuming that he would be reelected well you guys. Aren't you guys aren't that much better off. If either fight corrine corrine brexit very quickly and the driver to see it's augie time all around but the second time trump is going to be a really bad time. I don't know i must admit i don't know a lot about boris johnson johnson but i i watched that <hes> john olver piece interesting really really fascinating makes you really wonder about the guy about how he did it. It was like two weeks ago in the show <hes> <hes> maybe we could go but it's basically did an expose about how it's all probably a gimmick and he's really really smart and messed up hair and the clothes and the drac and the bumbling willing to distract awful of trash the they gave it actually really potentially insidious example right yeah so you think about boris johnson and the brexit campaign the leaf campaign and the big thing that i always think about in a lot about is the bus with the light printed on it. We're gonna save three hundred million quid n._h._s. Jess right so like normally when you think abortion johnson and you think of a bus you think of that but he's hanging like stuck in the heat i he did an interview after that. I don't remember when the interview was where they asked him like the interviewer asked him. What do you like to do in your spare time. If you want to relax and unwind what you do he says well what i like to do. Is i like to recreate miniature models of buses and it's just really weird awkward exchange stilted yeah. He's like being weird about making buses and not wanting to show his buses because he's embarrassed and then john oliver says. Will you know a reason. Why probably did that was so. If you google boris johnson bus you get that video clip instead of a picture of the bus from the brexit leave campaign if that's deliver. That's incredibly right. There's no clear evidence that that was deliberate but it's the kind the thing where you would manipulate perception. Yes there's a lot of like really interesting examples of how the dude might just be the most well-crafted brilliant fucking can devious dude ever the m._p. Of henley which is a tiny town next right near mine and he used to come to my school because it was local glen p. He didn't give vibe yeah. No not vibe that you give off a bumbling buffoon food so if you lost in my school what was it they had like a like a prep school photo with him and david cameron david cameron yeah then he went to good schools are very great really good. Education was born in your he's an american or you're saying new york. You gave up a citizenship. I think because of tax reasons because in america possible if you're one of the worst things you can have it super expensive all right well. What about time wrap-up. Does anybody else have anything else going to bring opera talk about. What are you talking about tumbler getting sold for three million dollars. Oh my god why is is that true yahoo bought one point one billion dollars. They sell them to wordpress wordpress for less than three million dollars. They bought for over one billion dollars five years ago six years ago. Wasn't there something similar where if you will have the opportunity to sell for for like a couple of hundred million and then said no and then later they were only able to sell for like couple of hundred dollars <hes> my space dig sewer napster right here they came back and yeah fabs a lot. Wow good job biao who why even if you've lost a billion dollars on it and what else they can do with it yet but in any amount of money and three million on a billion the tumbler around for all we know to tumbler mighty hemorrhaging money and then may be the might need to dump it to give it to them. That loss books looks never mind. That's not crop from that ship man i think didn't i think porn hub tried to buy it. Yeah i remember i think it would make sense the porn on the reason all right well. That's it <hes> we'll see you guys next time by watching uh <hes> uh.

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May 20: Tech-ed Off

"This is a cbc podcast from the brilliant might have mindy kaeling comes the sharp end timely comedy late night emma thompson plays legendary late night talk show host catherine newbury who's world turned upside down when she hires her first hand only female staff writer molly patel played by mindy kaeling originally intended to smooth over diversities concerns her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of biting punched by the darling of this year's sundance film festival late night also stars john lift ghana hugh dancy amy ryan in dennis o'hare and it's directed by think hoover zone michigan join us in theaters on june seven the very funny in very relevant late night hello i'm carol off good evening i'm jeff douglas and this is as it happens the podcast addition tonight tech a google tells walkway to back off its operating system and what i guess described as a chinese you as battle the technologies of the future figure of speech morehouse college student describes his tiers after a billionaire users commencement speech to wipe out the graduating class of student debt lights camera election australians are heading to the polls after the head of the government's right wing party in caught on film offering public contracts were political support live from new york it never mind remembering the late great gilda radner thirty years after she left us laughing as always we will hear an interview with her firm after a monkey business primatology just take a deep dive into the mating habits of male bonneau goes and finds it much much of their success can be attributed to pushy noble mom end if you'll like the way it looks very much a park official in iceland says she has been offered bribes from visiting fans who are desperate to trample the canyon where justin bieber shot one of his music videos news as it happens the sunday edition radio where where sorry believers but you will likely be asked to be leave here if you use your cell phone made by while way you almost certainly use google products that could soon change google just told bob way the world's second second largest smartphone manufacturer that it will restrict the company from using google android operating system that means a google apps like g mail youtuber maps may no longer be carried on future hallway phones google says it is complying playing with a decision made last week by president donald trump the president added while way to a list of companies that american firms cannot trade with unless they have eighty license emily taylor is an associate fellow at chatham house and specializes in international national security we reached her in london taylor first of all how big of a blow is this while way it's definitely back there's no doubt about it is that one of the weld so why provided a dominant position in many hats off to a market you just think about it complications like you choose my g mail which has so heavily used throughout the world all that said probably says the google they could while way technologies a nice boston handset provider in the world and just lost dammit hit two hundred million units it least stroll in markets that had growing like developing countries and among young people says i think all around that need but what does it matter i mean what happens if it now if if google i can't play with walk away and of course a lot of of of his devices already while we devices already have android there interconnected already out there so what now actually happens to people who have while way products or are planning to buy them so i think people have always times already at the set and reinsurance they will still be able to update the phone and and update you know make vital security patches chair essential in today's world so they cannot be planning bio away so not less clear there's elements of android cut from the team does not mean the end he provided throughout the world any forty commute that helped but it's being home fashion that is in the wall way now and which sued in very very popular but i guess you are saying well this is okay is not great but others are the language that the press is using is quite extraordinary i mean they a one article is describing is one of the most dramatic moments in androids history another one is that this is the equivalent of a kind of tech cold war with an iron curtain outs descended between east east and the west how far would you go that's definitely being an escalation intention and take kelly with the backdrop of the u s china trade negotiation that being a loss to the wall way and speak see with regard to five g the news to foster mobile broadband you know great it's a it's hard to know how they will 'em wind if they measured stay in place it's gonna hug not just usda's mrs but also consumer around the well those outside to see you at who just happened to own a wall they hand that and like using google product and when you have that kind of destruction i think this hind the unit or ridi could be directly impacted by the tension being played out in in other for a and what's the target here i mean this is the trump administration by putting while way on its so called entity list which ends up by banning the company a firm acquiring technology from usa firms without government approval and so this is why google has been caught up in this and google has now said it has to comply with that so but this one really the target or is it something else going on here while way is definitely being a lightning rod and we've seen that since december twelve th whiskey arrest in canada of some of the chief and i love the meg lunges on the detention of canadian national in china but i think they they overall contextual going on the teen c u s china trade negotiation go she ation but one thing u s just having come to tubs it's something it's not hot lift weights before which is not being the world meeting technology provides everything he ideas china he's saying technological champion like wall way heart mayfield threatening the united states at the time in this moment on so if you follow the money on this one who benefits from limiting while ways access to western markets when you have dramatic measures like see sometimes they could backfire and sometimes they could create outcomes but no dvd intended so definitely be ideas to po always development is set provided to each noma county but just say well case this provides a new opening full self track provided who have previously been shut out like google dominant and by being taught she unin numerous competitors so wall way will not truly ton to pot domestic providers such as audi balboa such as by doosan ten tend to have very capable in these markets so it'll be very interesting to see whether they have that the trump administration all hoping for but then what happens is far as because entered a google so intertwined in the world right so if you're getting this idea the iron curtain does it end up there there are east and west there are two worlds and they have very little communication between that's the risk so imagine a scenario way you have you'll while they had set and you have a choice of chinese providers and i do all of those functions like male messaging video streaming amend indeed way do you have a west and provide food and all of these a usa a giant tech choices that provide a very different experience which we haven't really seen before to this extent now of course in every country the white people easy internet net will be different but actually google and facebook the number one and number two website in in most of the world except way in countries like china weather has been historically protectionist policies the to be cleared the firm those market okay so it might just change the shape of things crew create create friction in the single global network which is being such an enormous benefit the communication access the knowledge but it's the same internet whether you all in single pool or canada will be ninety king and anywhere in the world be an enormous unprecedented before maybe this is something that listing they are coming to an end all right well they missed heather thank you thank you very much emily taylor and associate fellow at the chatham house and the editor of cyber policy journal we reach ms taylor in london and we do have more more on this story on our website cbc dot ca slash h commencement speech is they could be hit or miss can't they they often contain cliches platitudes bad jokes they have a tendency to run on a bit however yesterday grabs at morehouse college were treated to in a specially memorable commencement speech delivered by tech investor robert half on behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country were gonna put a little fuel and your bus i've got their alumni over there and this is a challenge to you alone this is my clients twenty nineteen in my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loan yes the billionaire promised to pay collective student loans of morehouse college is graduating class and estimated cost more than forty million dollars among the graduates more houses aaron mitchum a twenty two year old finance major we reach mr mitchum in atlanta georgia okay and see what's your opinion do you think that is possibly the best commencement speech you've ever heard oh most definitely it's funny because we asked that obama couple of years so i feel like dow's up there with obama's not it probably top now what he had to say we just played that did it do think can immediately well it's so funny 'cause i sat there for a moment like wait what happened a what's going on in here's a start rolling my eyes and i'm just like you're paying off my loans i'm debt free oh my goodness i'm debt free i literally stood up in my chair an i just thank god it was the most amazing moment of my life i'm feeling them goosebumps myself as you say that so i'm reaction among other people what was it like so a lot of other brothers had a lot of student loan debt in people were hiring people were calling their parents in the middle graduation my parents based on me saying well they serious and we're all just thought we all thought that he was he was playing tricks on us end then we got we got news on her phone that it was true and we're like oh my goodness he is serious i understand that even the university did know he's gonna do that right right and it's it's it's it's funny because when i when i say thank you a million times anna kept walking over i walked one of my professors and she helped me they're like you're debt free congratulations like look what god has done for you congrats in that that hit hard for me she knew my situation what's going on how much debt how you can go where you carry 'em close a two hundred thousand dollars for how many years in in college 'em out for years in college i got out and for years unbelievable two hundred thousand dollars that how much of that was you tuition so it's actually pretty interesting if you break it down to seventy five percent of that was my tuition and in a quarter of that was housing 'em and then i took out the full entire amount freshman year and also a first time w safer housing an a tuition and it's interesting 'cause i'm literally after they graduate she told me hey that that sallie mae low you took out has almost doubled so i was like wow did you family help you get those loans yes so i feel is thicker my sister my brotherinlaw my mom my dad my grandmother in my on all coastline alone throughout the entire time by a mind matriculating drought morehouse and now you're paying it off are are credit score or arise and it's amazing anderson you're grandma's us out that oh yeah it has my grandma got covered a summer school as well even though i took out of georgia thousand hours off limits are for the past couple of years i mean i helped a little bit but also as many people know they interest rates so high end is a class compound interest works is really meant to keep you and you're alone so even with me stay with her reminders that more out i still had twenty thousand dollars that taken out you know when you compare the two canada i mean we could canadians students are i i know lots of people graduating and they are just shocked by how much that they're carrying nothing like that i mean tuition in canada averages around four thousand year averaging just looking at the minimum you'd get his ten thousand year and tuition it supports in private colleges like yours is thirty five thousand dollars a year front undergraduate i mean how did anybody getting an education it states that that's exactly especially because one thing for us as they use something that people don't realize that it's it's hard it's really really difficult 'cause you're going off the meeting with great company great graduate schools and you have this huge burden of alone in debt an it's like nobody it's like nobody could really help what's in milton what's hpc you historically black college and university and also more houses also private colleges and yes yes exactly if you're at a private you at college i why do you think that this man robert smith is billionaire jones you're school 'em so i feel like he thought he saw in us what he saw him so growing got a lot of are stories are are kind of similar in the sense of where the smart black kids on the school bus like he talked by the amendment speech 'em were smart everybody loved display we acted but when it came time to pay for college go to school you know it was it was hard it was rough because are parents didn't have that that five twenty nine plan you see a lot you're not already a friends have or money saved up because you know you're parents were working long hours and just make ends meet so his story was similar to a lot of are so he he also in a seesaw greatness he thought he saw it with moral saunas this whole time but he also is a challenge do doesn't he i mean he says that that that you've been chosen fear classmates to pay it forward what did he want you to do really surely i feel like is from two different aspects of things so from a financial aspect now the we have no loan paying for instance of financially that now we gonna start helping out people who are class right now the people were coming up the next generation of morehouse men and then from more ethically standpoint he's he's more so talk speaking of hey what are you gonna do out here to change the world and give back year college in a non financial are you gonna come back and speak are you gonna come back and mentor somebody are you gonna help me get through more how are you gonna be there for them when they have some type of mental mental health issue not one black man holding another department in fact he said in the commencement speech because we are enough to take care of our own community right exactly we could sustain are sells it just that we just need a little help and that's where he did eat a whole generation of black men and turned it around you know one thing about this though is that it's such a generous gift from a wealthy cnn but the message that many are giving politically is that this how much debt american students carry so much debt that you can't expect philanthropy or patrons to pay for it to be government i mean there's you have forty forty four million students who were carrying a one and a half trillion dollars in student debt in your country and that may be someplace where the government to step in and make this easier for you what do you say that i definitely think the government should definitely step up you have too many people have student loans and what's gonna happen it is gonna be kind of like two thousand seven two thousand eight is gonna come back and bite us in nobody really recognizing that somebody has to step up and do something but we could see if it's an investment is a man that young people can do better get better jobs they could also afford to be buying houses and studying families and starting businesses and everything exactly yes so i know a lot of guys who were still in apartment up to forty and fifty years old they're like why would i why would i got house i can't afford a house i can't afford to go out so really having and that right there is just boosting economy if you take care of college because you need some type of education to make america especially as a black man and when he gonna do what's this education we're gonna do you have a job is ending lined up so right now i'm actually currently with a couple of financial institution would like to work in the financial built as you see i i'm pretty good at doing analysis and selling yourself it's only about size right hey i have reservations let me now right aaron i wish you all the best in the end congratulations thank you thank you so much with interview by by aaron mitchum is a twenty nineteen graduate from morehouse college one of four hundred grabs who will see their student debt covered by philanthropists robert smith we reach mr mitchum in atlanta algae our hulu ferrari is eight picturesque canyon in ice one but it has become so popular that officials have been forced to closed to visitors some are blaming popstar justin bieber for that explosion in interest in the music video for his song i'll i'll show you where he could be seen frolicking about the kenyan hunt johan's daughter is a ranger with environment agency of iceland was tasked with turning visitors away we reached her in boondoggle dollar iceland hannah i have now joined millions of people who have watched this justin bieber video and have to say they the video the pictures are quite stunning what is it about this canyon if you could describe how beautiful it is what would you say it's quite fascinating canyon it's just part of the vet for the last hundred thousand years and it's pretty amazing idea it's a tough kenyan with some more river run and get after it and must cover cliff cliff it's at you and in the end of it the sophomore what the full well we we see indy they video the justin be remakes he is walking along those very narrow cliff he's sitting on the edge of them he's rolling through the modest he is skateboarding he is swimming you jumping leaping over fences it looked like there barriers where you're supposed across so how much of the area has you covered by the end of this picture he only covered some the beginning of the kenyan in his deal and then he went down to the table and when you see in the river but yeah it's it's not good for the most to walk in it because it's very sensitive and if you walk on a diet and takes hundreds of years to hail back also the case that it's a actually eight fifty on your it's whether you stories so it's pretty dangerous go up also since the video has come out what effect as it has on people visiting not canyon some people that come here come close to him but they're all kinds of reason that people have with the kenyan and unfortunately some people just wants to take the same pictures of themselves as he did they think that that's not very good because now we don't have anymore or vegetation ominous clift it's just ruined but people do a lot of stupid things for the perfect instagram photo you've had actually closed to visitors this point is not right it is closed has been closed this winter due to falling conditions the weather conditions for this winter has been freaking bet that's been raining and freezing second date and then the choice get sweaty muddy and all kinds of things and heightened past went all in about an people or visit those didn't want to get started at shoes so they stopped into walk outside of that and then they meet them at rv i got bigger and bigger and bigger and then we had to close the deal up again and dry up so you work at it as a ranger that canyon people are determined it coming from all over the world to sit on the cliff the justin bieber's han so what did they say to you when they get there and you tell them they can't most people are just fifty understanding that it's one on one person that everything to get to it and that includes apparently offering you things is that right yeah i have been saying all kinds of things like what the the yeah i have been offered all kinds of food and also that the best offer was probably a trip to buy release it get like an all expense paid trip to do by say if you let them in never yeah and i'm presuming you didn't take it no i didn't say anything tempted you is it been anything where you thought maybe i maybe i'll i'll i'll make an exception here no i would just get more and more stopper when people often you can't break you know but now and of course what you're doing this you protecting this place and and it sounds like it's become so much more popular since the justin bieber song but in general it people more and more people are going to iceland now aren't they yeah they are just for the past ten years it has been a big increase in florida by the year two thousand and ten we had just a little bit less than five hundred thousand wishes but two thousand fifteen when justin bieber came here we had a one point three million there's i think there's some very popular place to go and it happened weight fast and many sensitive places has been bad out of that because they just your just not ready for all all this trouble so sure i it is really beautiful place and a my envy you that you can spend time up there and i hope the damage listen to extensive no it wouldn't be hopefully we create preparing there on the next all right thanks speaking with is an djelic by hunter johan's dot arranger with environment agency of iceland we return budo don north of the new book a huge political scandal unfolded in austria this weekend triggering protest yes those protesters are singing about it'd be saw the spanish island is known for its wild parties and that is where the leader of the country's far right party who became part of governing coalition and it was filmed during a sting operation he was attempting to make a deal with a woman he believes connected to a powerful russian she was not the tape made it into the hands of german reporters and now that politician hines christian staka has resigned prompting snap election rick no lack has been covering this kind of the washington post we reached him in berlin making just again guinea tell us who the players in this little video with key player really is hines christiane casca at that point when it was recorded in twenty seventeen not yet vice chancellor of austria but the men who later became one of the most important van in austria and and he's seen in the video having having a seven hour boozy conversation with a woman he believed to be the niece of the russian oligarchs family he was offering a state contracts if she did a political donations to his party or were invested into media outlets in the country okay so that the little political drama and this is in the end the spanish island a known for why get known for wild parties yeah absolutely it's a holiday island in the mediterranean a very popular among party tourists and apparently of far right politician fucking like a high school i understand you're gonna find politicians tell us who hines just in slack is and what party he's he is would be austrian freedom party that is he a far right party that goes back quite a long time to pretty much the time right after world war two it's a party that was founded by x s s nazi officer so really a party that in its core identity very long had a very far right ideology it has gone up and down over the last few decades in terms of how extreme it was but over the last ten years of something so since two thousand and five and has become more radical again under the leadership of hines christiane strong okay become more radical but also become more powerful what position did he play in the government he was de vice chancellor history of one of the most important jobs in the government end what critics really viewed as perhaps even more concerning was that the far right didn't just have the vice chancellor in office but also she posts including be defense ministry oversight or be interior ministry where one of his allies kick who took over in that was very much seen in a very critical way by by a lot of servers in austria but also abroad so they wrap this resort hines christian stock i is having a conversation he thinks the woman is the niece of a russian oligarch who was she really well we don't really know who that woman was that is one of the secrets one of the mysteries of this video still we also don't know why it was recorded what the motivation behind it was and wide who's only released now about two years later they're clearly days ahead of european elections that will shape to some extent the future this continent and of course we're what a fun ride is under extreme scrutiny as well and so the deal was what he was trying to strike how how crucial is that what would that have done had he been able to have this deal that he thought he was making out with the niece of a russian oligarch well they were specifically talking about her acquiring stakes in the largest newspaper of the country which which prides itself where essentially being impartial end and other parties in the country have tried to to acquire such steaks or at least i have more influence on it but has failed so he he was very determined to make that deal happen essentially to have her choir stakes in the newspaper and then be able to shape the papers editorial line into line with the far right parties ideology or a policy stances okay so now they deem now former vice chancellor this just as that had some things to say what has he said about this scandal well he has apologized to his family to other people he might have church in that video one of the striking things is that he in fact mocked the men who would soon become his boss be current chancellor said busty on cortes who is the head of be a conservative party in in austria and it's a clear bears meant for him but he's been trying to say that he hasn't broken any laws nothing about it was illegal in any way but that is something his opponents would question and in fact it's it's quite likely that there will be an investigation that there will be probes into that evening into that video what does this say about the coalition though that the chancellor sebastian courts had with mr stock what does that say about where politics was when they made this coalition i think that's a really interesting question on the bus young courts do you conservative austrian chancellor with always he faced a lot of criticism for forming a coalition with the far right back in twenty seventeen and especially for handing them crucial ministries but he also was praised by some for trying to team default right essentially showing but they're not up for the task in this story will continue we don't really know yet how it's gonna play out if it actually is going to doesn't change the far right in austria war if it's going to emboldened by believe rallying their core supporters behind conspiracy theories about how that video came out the memo the coalition has fallen apart and i missed a stock is not only a member of the of his party to be facing consequences but i'm wondering what this does as we enter european union elections were in them where a new number of far right parties are expected to perform very strongly will have any impact on their fortunes i think the interesting question jim give that up about four hundred million europeans are heading to the polls were are eligible to head to the polls next week will be how is this going to play out abroad in in other member states end certainly this does come adds it's a difficult time for the far right 'cause they have been trying to portray themselves as as a force across european for study is able to participate in government seriously take part in government in this scandal shows that might not be the two all right i guess is one of those points well we will be watching but rick i appreciate you bringing us up to date thank you thanks so much right by route is a reporter for the washington post we reached him in berlin of all the talent to have stepped out onto the saturday night live stage these names of their original cast members standout chevy chase baluchi ackroyd missing from that list is gilda radner in the eighties sketch comedy was a macho male dominated made it sport and by most accounts the culture at snl is no better that did not phase is radnor the comedian was loved by her male colleagues as much as she was by her fans sheila's versus tile whether she was doing a parody of celebrities you wearing the media or poking fun at her own neuroses is riding her could pivot between character's instead of pasted few could match and in doing so she pave the way for other comedians like elaine and seinfeld or lose lemon and thirty rock here is gilda radner playing one of her recurring characters i'm only pella hard of hearing commentator who frequently interrupted weekend update host chevy chase who she called cheddar cheese oh how much will tell you that my pillow i'm on the air right now could you just sending editorial apply call back later i know too much about hey they had been done i don't blame those little so tell us that what's croatian five perations hijacked plane not crustaceans gration there another form of shellfish misled by jason gilda radner honor as emily heller on saturday night live back in nineteen seventy six gilda radner died thirty years ago today issues forty two years old and in nineteen seventy seven former as it happens hosts barbara from spoke to gilda radner about what life was like an snl and where those characters came from the firm archives here is that conversation with alan maitland's introduction live from new york city it's saturday night live yes live outrageous insane the end hip saturday night is the first new variety show designed for the frozen dinner generation the show takes on topics the rest of television still holds dear nothing is too sacred to escape it satirical review with his loyal and dedicated viewing audience providing smashed ratings even stuffy nbc bureaucrats have to allow canadian producer lorne michaels the leeway to create his own version of weekly saturday night panic since top banana chevy chase stripped onto other things gilda radner has taken over the spotlight amongst they not yet ready for primetime players she's the funny lady who caricature is barbara walters by by why was she calls her and capably takes on the likes of jackie o and miss lillian having lived in toronto for seven years guilt ultimate all her future cohorts the now form the canadian coalition that goes into creating saturday night each week live from new york as it happens is proud to percent gilda radner yes it's nice to meet you knowing we were gonna talk to you we've been looking for all year old fans and friends here to get the low down in the dirt on you you see and they all are crazy about you and they've thrown everything right everything drinking bourbon but in the park in the middle of the night it's just gonna walk to the park valerie brownfield illiterate across rounds in park for me and i think i'd have a drink and i walked through there and i see people in the park and it's like a cocktail party i think at this point people are watching saturday night live because of you really yeah well i dunno i don't think so they're still waiting maybe for some of your care just a comeback but you seem to be the top banana well i don't i don't believe that you don't know i don't think so i think it's like 'em isn't incredible family here you know and it stayed the support and be energy that's created by the comfort in that family you know i'm just precocious i guess on the precautions kid do they set you up did they create barbara while offer you is that you're own creation of the family the first time i did that was at the suggestion of the guys that i worked within the lampoon show that i did here in new york off broadway we were having one of are seeing with the press conference and they have a woman could you do you know and someone suggested barbara walters so i watched her i'm not for women only 'cause it was back then you know and i did her first band and then when she as she became a very public figure since then so it just worked in my ban it that way how dare she like barbara well what am i dunno did never hear from her no not personally i met her once at a at a party she said command command tell me what you do how do you do it that i showed her kind of laugh to his real nice real on did you create emily to yeah you're so so someone says to you can you do something silly can you create a character yourselves so well i think we spent a lotta time appear in the first time sometimes things just come up from sitting around and being silly you know i didn't think when i came to work here that i did any character to be honest with you and then a but they came out of somewhere i fame but the the magic of the night is when you and jane curtain are working against each other yeah she's sitting right across from me now really well that i turn off the show after that really is nothing left after that i know i hope we get to do that again emily jane i gather that that people think emily's been overexposed but i'm not sick of it well she might surprise you oh good i still got the glasses anyway but there's a special kind of tension between the two of you playing against each other that's very unusual 'cause up till now ridi women have played against each other very well from andy i think it's based on and friendship you know like oh my god you're making it sound like an encounter syrupy down there no no i know i'm making a town where but the but it's but it it it is true you know something about the show comes out of all the agony and the un everything of of all of us 'em working together you know why do you were gang how bad is it like in any family there's agonies and and long hours and you know what i mean i sure do you have to do other nice when it does go wrong but there's something right about that too but it's so awful it's wonderful sure and then we also see like something's will peak and dress rehearsal and on the live show they never find that same space but but there's at least it's it's honest you know this is the best of television you know the best possible job 'em there is in terms of being able to be involved on all levels in the writing and creating you know so who knows you know hopefully if i don't go on doing the shark i'm going to do something that says invigorating as exciting would would it be television again if you have you've got something obviously i don't know you sound like emily i dunno i don't know how i feel about his old is emily today why what's wrong nothing just this tired right in the middle like today it's today is the camera blocking day you know and i would tap dance i'm tired did you ever think in detroit you'd be a tap dancer a national world television no never ever you thought you were just gonna be a chubby kid the rest of your life i thought i would just be a dancer in front of my house on my lawn forever in my backyard do you realize we think of you as canadian isn't that awful russo chauvinist will claim anything go right ahead because claim your home it is i lived there for seven years and you don't mind if we claim you know not at all i've always been connected there my dad has had his business and windsor an dumb because i lived in detroit right across and it always the most natural thing that's when i became a land of emigrants bear don't tell immigration we're very grateful to you thank interrupt john attire day no that's alright i wish i could tap on the radio will do one little voice instead well i just wanted to say hello everyone in canada and hope they have a wonderful holiday season that's enough okay is that live from new york who just did live from new york it okay goodbye every okay bye bye thank you barbara from in conversation with gilda radner in nineteen seventy seven the league comedian an original saturday night live cast member died thirty years ago today at age forty two she died of ovarian cancer and her friends established gilda's club in her memory offer support to those dealing with cancer when it comes to robots new thing dissipate that loving feeling quite likely arrival of your mom although while true for you and me it seems that it isn't necessarily the case where some of are primate cousins just ask the scientists who have been studying bonneau bose in congo tanzania you you gotta end ivory coast their focus is on the powerful females who often dominant group of these super active textual apes and also on the rule these mothers play in there's some sexual relationships martin's back of the mock plonk institute in germany describes the role politely saying quote the mothers tend to be eighty social pass support for their son's what mr sort of back means that bano about mothers and make it their business to get up in the business of their own oboe boys love lived mothers drag reluctance sons to what are called huddle of fertile females mom's then wait until junior ginned up the courage to engage one of the females in an intimate acquaintance and then thanks mom but obama others will start charging at other nearby mailed to make sure they're boy is not interrupted before he has completed his reproductive chores which is of course westminster sort of back in his colleagues say that this is all about their reports in the latest edition of the journal current biology suggests that all this motherly meddling manages the boost reproductive successes of their sons and us gives a leg up the passing on the mother is own genetic material for generations to come you've been listening to be as it happens podcast are show can be heard monday through friday on cbc radio one sirius xm listen to the whole show on the web just go to cbc

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"Hi, I'm Brad milkey from ABC news and want to tell you about another podcast that I host called start here. It's every weekday morning and in twenty minutes, we will get you teed up for the stories driving your day with context from experts with on the ground access so start smart and subscribe to start here. This is night line. Tonight mega mentioned marketing, if these walls could talk over the past thirty years, I've put my own Mark on the place. They'd sound just like Michael Douglas, and say, by me, castle, palaces and villas for sale, it's a buyer's market. Maybe there's a fifteen million dollars steel loss pot once it's the sausa- interview show putting celebrities in the hot seat. Chasing spicy wings with spicier questions. Good evening. Thanks for joining us. They say if you build it, they will come, but in Los Angeles, you might need a little extra incentive in the competitive mega mansion market. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzales who shows us. There's an art to it. Is a wild night in Beverly Hills. Music pump and on the dance floor. Dotted side performances. And and at big game. A vintage dress up global weight to it. Golden girls. All about it in a walk in closet. Almost as big as my apartment voting to the disco dry closet, incredible. But this Andy Warhol themed, bashes of just for fun. And it is a lot of fun. This event has one goal sell this brand new fifteen point six million dollar house. I think a wine and cheese open houses, circa, nineteen ninety we never do that in this market. You really wanna make your house stand, you want to keep the buzzed going. Here is a building boom in Los Angeles. Mansion size with multimillion dollar spec. Combs springing up all over. L A's Pasha's neighborhoods right now. There are sixteen homes on the market that cost more than twenty million dollars with so much supply selling high end houses is getting competitive, if this, what it takes to sell a mansion now, we'll, I don't consider this to be a mansion. I consider this to be a luxury home, but it certainly helps to go ahead and put this kind of effort and thought into the home and into the marketing. So this house is only been on the market for five or six hours. Yes, if you haven't even just tried to put this on the market and see if the buyers come why not try that first before throwing a huge party like this. Well, that's no fun. And. And buyers have choices. And so we wanted to differentiate this house differentiating is key with even more luxury homes on the horizon, I'd say in the ten to twenty million dollar range, you probably have about sixty or so coming on in the next eighteen months, and I would say in the twenty million up, you probably have thirty maybe forty coming onto the next eighteen months to what Jason Oppenheim end his identical twin Brett are stars of the net flicks, reality show, selling sunset. We are far and away the number one real estate team. In West Hollywood. Los Angeles real estate experts say the market is getting saturated with new construction, there's a surplus of ultra luxury homes, the random developers that are building these fifteen thousand square foot apple stores and asking forty nine dollars. Those aren't selling and they shouldn't that's the big difference now, I think its quality that there's to echo what he's saying. I think. There's a lot of supply. But there's not a lot of great supply. Manding a buyer for the high end requires creativity. Some agents are making professionally produced movies like these showcasing the life you could lead if you bought the house. The point is house on the harbor. It can park aide up. He's on the doctors for starters. Celebrities are also getting in on the marketing game. When I first saw stock in nineteen ninety, I also felt under spell. And block the prime. Michael Douglas himself. Narrated this sales video for assists. Daca his two hundred acre estate on the Spanish island of my orca over the past thirty years. I've put my own Mark on the place. But now he's ready to part with it for thirty two and a half million dollars. Now it's time for me. Let someone else enjoy the privilege the bench show stuck and if they celebrity spokesperson doesn't entice you to buy the over the top amenities fellers now, offering, we'll help feel the deal this health in Newport Beach, California housing room to grow and smoke. Marijuana nor what are some of the craziest things that you have seen people put into homes or just saw a forty million dollar home on the street that I used to live on, and it has an S and M room. So that's unique other homes offer. Extravagant extras that are a bit more mainstream Rydin style. Jason takes us for a drive. So do you take all of your clients out and Rolls, Royce to one of the properties? They're selling. Thanks. Wow. That comes with all the bells and whistles, and then some wine cellar. Yes. And curated with some of the best one in the world. And that wine comes with the house, as well, these five bedroom nine bath, forty plus million dollar dream home in the Hollywood hills. This is the view that forty million dollars will get you the house comes fully. Furnished complete with a one hundred and seventy five foot long pool this pool wraps around the entire house its own spa. This is better than a hotel. You've got your dry sauna. Your wet, sauna you go get your massage and then you've got your cold plunge, and you're hot plunge all looking over the city and a place to keep a dozen cars. That looks more like a museum Cisse's the garage. But nothing is for sure in the real estate market. This twelve bedroom twenty one bathroom home in Bel Air, used to be the most expensive home for sale in the US. I think people really just realize that they wanna live in this beautiful environment. It's, it's absolutely spectacular way of life year. Now's hit the market in two thousand seventeen for a whopping two hundred fifty million dollars budget. Everything has to be absolutely the best included with the house. Thirty million dollars worth of incredible cars, seven full time, staff members and copter. Two years later, the house is still for sale with a one hundred million dollar price cut back at the Andy Warhol house. They are pulling out all the stops to entice buyers. Even throwing in five of the iconic artist paintings. Every piece has a story when it comes to work, and that's what I love about it. And the only car he ever owned this nine thousand nine hundred seventy four. Rolls, royce. Quick. I'll be back, and you can get this house, all the art and the car for a mere seventeen point seven five million dollars to fire again it's a Burgum. It sounds crazy to us. But in this luxury space, a lot of the homes, we sell our bought with the furniture and the art, it's hard to go to galleries and master own collection. So this home comes turnkey, for those who can afford to live large, the party, so to speak. Far from over for Nightline Marci Gonzales in Los Angeles. Up next things are about to get very fiery hot as we sit down with the brainchild behind one of the coolest interview shows. Get cashback for shopping, you were already going to do racket in is a free member base. 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The online show pushing stars to their limits by putting their taste buds to the test as they answer tough questions. Here's nightline's awesome sings. The lights. The cameras. Different hot. The questions is difficult to sitting there knowing that any gesture facial expression, viral news story, Chrissy Teigen is clearly on an interview show, but why she sweating. She's just one of the countless A-List celebrities appearing on first, we piece interview show crying right now hot ones from Gordon Ramsay, nestles a halt to Scarlett Johansson at Thun and chef got me guy, the online show known for putting guests to the test with hot wings and even hotter questions. My voice is changing. With millions of subscribers. Hot ones is keeping the craft hot sauce market sizzling. Why hot sauce for us? It's like celebrity is so unobtainable by definition. You know, but what's more common man than dine on hot sauce? Host, Sean Evans invited us to the set to talk about all things spicy. So we didn't really know that we had lightning in a bottle necessarily for us. You see people who are always on red carpets in front of flashing bulbs, and then here they are sweating. Their faces off spitting in buckets, and then trying to survive this freak show with the help of a little heat pushing the stars to their limits. It's not your average interview show. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten? Well physically the reactions have all been crazy. I love when people take laps Russell brand didn't impromptu song on wing. Ten bak- look at each one of these episodes and find something a little special that, all with each wing the sauces. Get a little hotter, the questions, a little tougher and the answers, a little wilder right now. Day, but he'd hot. What is it about the hot sauce? I mean you're, you're breaking news all the time. There's that great Mike Tyson quote about how everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. And that's at the chicken wings do. And I think that, that ends up putting people's guard down. And then they end up just you know, spilling it today. It's my turn for punishment start at the handle. This is the classic first up. Hot one class is already saw. All right. Cool. Cheers, no problem handle. This one is hippy dippy green at Vermont. Don't face it. Threes, the hot helping inviolate patios potion, you wouldn't cry on the team gold. Feels some sweat coming out on my brow, and same with me. You know, my mouth, it's Tinguely. My lips are on fire a little bit. Nine seasons in and Sean isn't just the host of his shows. He's turning into the face of an industry is hot sauce, just in right now. You'll see I think an explosion in the craft hot sauce market. Increasingly I'll see commercials and every fast food. Chain has the new spicy fries or spicy this. They're spicy that and humbly I do think hot ones is at the center of that storm and a lot of ways. We went with Sean to the mecca for hotheads like himself on the main, the NYC hot Sussex the world of hot sauce has ballooned to an almost one point four billion dollar industry and hear Sean is like, whoa. Oils are used to taking the southeast with bans, yet is I never feel more famous than. Author aren't. Here's. Sean, is a lightweight compared to the die hards who come from all over to put their stomach linings to the test. Steve Seabury is demand behind the event or what am I is a Guinness Book rolled back reading contests contestants had sixty seconds in his possible. So it's about the challenge of being able to eat something spice neuro, or is it accident about enjoying the taste spike? It's got me about joining, thanks guys. All making artisanal binds ingredient, driven all Haas asses. With each vendor, hoping their sauce is their ticket to success. One legend has already created an empire out of his famous rooster sauce, Saracho founder, David Tron invited us to come. Check it out. He started making the sauce in one thousand nine hundred eighty then you ever think it was going to get this big. No. Now the ship across the US and to twenty-seven countries there, a secret ingredient to the structure that we don't know about. Yes, I get held you press few league is just the fresh chilly. So I can make it at home. Okay. You can make your own met than mine. I doubt that swans humility shouldn't be mistaken for anything other than than he cranks out ten thousand bottles, every hour, a some of the world's most sought after sauce. Back on the hot one set. We're halfway through hot ones, Shaun Evans, and I want to flip the script on you and do your reoccurring segment. We basically pull something from you, Instagram. And have you explain the bigger picture? So here I'm with Joji and we're gonna Japanese convenience store, and do you know what's on our faces, and that's a placenta facemask 'cause I'm looking from you. Now is perfect sensitive as mass. 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But a little extra on the last one. Choose. Cheers. All right. Bottoms up. That's legit poison and there it is the cherry on top. How are you feeling right now, though? So my face is on fire. I'm sweating like crazy definitely feel like I'm tripping. And now we're here at the end of the gauntlet, and as you chug down that no, no one will ever be able to take that away for Nightline. I'm auction sing. And I'm on five. And finally the high school seniors returning to campus to celebrate a milestone months after the deadliest wildfire to hit California ever ABC's Tom yomas with paradise strong. From confetti poppers to selfie sticks even the slice salute. These graduates seemed like any other senior class, but this group is different just seven months ago, their town, their homes, their lives went up in flames. All those homes gone, you'll the heat now the campfire killing eighty five people burning more than one hundred fifty thousand acres destroyed the town of paradise students from paradise school forced to relocate, more than ninety percent of them losing their homes. But they pushed on committing to graduating on time and juggling college applications last night for the first time they returned to campus. Super proud of him for during for living in trailers for drive in an hour each way, for overcoming all that to get here on the field tonight into graduate, what a group, the school still able to score the second highest math scores in the county. And the only national merit scholar in northern California, some of them taking photos cap and gown among the ashes of where their home stood. The campfire took so much from this community. But the paradise high class of twenty nineteen showing there was one thing, the fire couldn't take their future. 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Cleavage - The Power Trip After Party

The Power Trip After Party

23:52 min | 7 months ago

Cleavage - The Power Trip After Party

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Aboard Game Yeah. Hawk you didn't go Indiana yesterday. Did You Remember that reference. Oh what about the the bottle I did not? No. I did not stand up sixty nine my dad yesterday. Looking for. Carly if you had three wishes would one of them be for Chris. Hockey to stand up sixty nine zone dead. Hard to argue against that. It'd be a worthwhile. Use of my wishes, three wishes go three wishes on. For my family to always be healthy not my friends screw you guys know but like my family to be healthy. Third for sauce after the stand ups. the. For my mom to live forever because she's the greatest thing is kind of the same thing or is that? Shows. Like the endless ability to travel exactly how I want to you know what go to like I'd want I don't know if that would be like endless money so that I could just travel probably ever. I, want you all lying, right? Yes. You would want to the ability to teleport or something. Yeah. The whole packet like being able to travel the way I want which three is what? Dad. It's hard to argue sauces kind of right. What else? What else would you want? I? mean all sounds like you're in the same. Access to just like sixty nine porn created by your dad and Chris Hockey. So you. So again, you don't even want to be there like sauce and want to be, but you just want to watch it access if I ever want access. That's a really big wish like. The Pass. Code website. If you ever need it if I ever. Really. Got It. Like that was my king for the day. To wow I didn't cancel. Nine stand up by the. Standards. WHO WOULD BE? Who'd have the ankles? Well, we waste. Versus younger. My guess is stronger. So we assume that he was the one who is. To Support No that his dad is upside down. In, Chris, is holding them ahead standing is involved you're right I would say who was ever crank is biggest I would put them on the bottom because it would give you so much. You know it'd be like almost no schizophrenia. It works I don't think it's like a stepping. A step ladder I don't think that's how that works. Yeah. Beam. Beam? Yeah Monkey Bar. Leftovers I have. A man has been sentenced to forty years in prison in Texas after plotting to kill rape and eat someone Oh Jesus that prosecutors say twenty three year old Alexander Barter began to prowl the dark web with a self-described interest and cannibalism and necrophilia. When it began to seek people online, who would let him eat and kill them I'm going to Guess Kill Them I in the Ethan but you never know an undercover cop decided to contact imposing a thirteen year old girl. Barter reportedly told the girl about his plans and provided detailed instructions including to meet in the town of joke when. He was arrested when he showed up at the rendezvous point apparently carrying a sack of tools to carry out crime Jesus. How a bone thirteen. I know. Thank. God. There's so much cop cod math. I noticed the worst man gets to be careful out there. Hit a British man is facing charges for going on a drunken rampage while on a flight to a Spanish island there've been to Spain. I have not got to go to Spain never been. You. Ever watched a hawk stand up sixty nine is dead I have not yet but. Because I. Travel to Spain your family's healthy Christian his dad or having a hell of a time. The world's a better place. Pull that up on my computer. I HAVE ALL ACCESS ROY Confused because I'm not going to know why I'm doing it. But still that's fine. I want you to be confused right things if. I want to finish it. I want to be good at it and Yeah. You're not a coroner giving your and I've seen it done. So many times that I think I'm pretty good at it. for sure. Thirty, say the twenty, nine year old dude. We were talking about on the island of life. was heavily intoxicated while traveling on a plane do palm day Malacca girl. which translates to the palm is in micro. Drivers going to say you got angry when the crew refused to serve him another drink honors when Civil Guard members confronted him a fight broke out which led to him. Somehow biting off his friends right ear Jesus. Lord what. Are they detain them took him to the the jail they took his buddy to the hospital but the thing is I can understand this war on a plane like I heard this story and it was in a bar downtown. Minneapolis. That is ridiculous. Don't do that. But when I hear it's an a plane and I understand being irrational and drunk on a brain. Yeah I do get could unfold you give me another drink. And they say, no, we're. All over. The world's oldest animal sperm has been found in sauces mouth. God. Jesus Crime Andy. It's too far. Just in your mouth and down your throat none of those replugged. Daddy. Headphones none of those like. They're actually the oldest animals have been found a detailed. Science Journal say intelligence discover the sample in eight, hundred, million rolled piece of amber. It was specifically in the reproductive tract of an ancient female crustacean that was encased in resin just like a place. That's hard. When I read that I thought this is it going to do this we? Can't wait. It's a good question I doubt. Okay me the Jackson. Ice Hockey 'cause he's kinder to me I'm. Yeah you're whatever happened to the recreation of the way mammoth bit. Did that ever I? Think there's still work. Okay. That'd be sweet. Sweet. Yeah. pissed he's actually here. would. Got It researchers say sperm is double the age of the oldest fossil, a fossil animal sperm. Found up to now and one of the researchers said it tasted funny. Jackie. Whether it is something I'll never understand, but I'm grateful for. What? What don't? Worry about it. You know what I'm saying. harake. Required please somebody say what did you say over there? Like when when you do go stories and I rolled my eyes and I'm like fucking this is so fucking downright. What what if you're a person that thinks the earth is six thousand years old and you just read that story that it's hundred million-year-old like sperm and it's an amber and all its drastic park. The color right? It's also the color sperm sample apparently, but I mean you must think that you just you're. That I just read legs. Spell. Conspiracy Theory. This Theory right. But people they're trying to make us think we've been here longer than. The Earth is six thousand years older like a good chunk of Americans not a good chunk. Chunk. More than we would like. And Ben Carson is one of them. Yeah six thousand years old. Hey let's talk about the New Bud Light Seltzer in the new remix variety pack they have three new delicious flavors, pineapple grapefruit and cranberry. 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Ran for president now, he's the housing secretary of this, right? He's the guy that. Seemingly Falls Asleep during debates can I okay I've I saw some I saw this controversy for Contra. Drinking not yet on twitter yesterday and I'm curious because I don't know much about of these people could can you I don't know if you guys can even talk about it but that Katie Nolan thing did you see this with lock Jason Whitlock? Yeah Whitlam. Who she is. Wrote this Article V Article saying that Katie Nolan basically is. Only, made it where she is because of her looks like she's terrible she's not funny. It's like the. Wit Lock Fuck Clay Travis. Those two Fox are just trolls. They're just click bait. They're just playing. They're just I don't even need to know what he said. Everywhere, whitlock works now for outkick the coverage or whatever drives the two of them are just Fox they're just off. I didn't know anything about Jason. Whitlock. I knew I know Clay Travis is but I didn't know and I don't know Katie Nolan that. She is goose basically saying that but that she is like the epitome of white privilege, she only got there because of that she's white and she looks good. Okay. So curious about that and then it but in his article, he never gave an example of why she's not good. You know what I mean like it was. So I was curious if you guys knew anything about her. Anything. WHO's The lady that's on Maria Taylor he wrote about her. Who's just let's 'cause the guy the guy in Chicago got fired because he basically said that she I don't remember the exact words but he said she had an outfit would work to the he basically said this, Monday. Avian. Yes right and he got because she had she shoulders expose. It wasn't even remotely like she's gained and she was very stunning and it looked great. I think she's really good on the air to very pretty in the dress was not even remotely. Here's who gives a fuck what she's wearing, but that's it's just so fucking dumb no somebody basically said that. WHO. Was it they've the when stuff like that goes viral and people like. Whitlock in Clay Travis think the like. Here we go. They just get fucking raked through the coals with their nonsense they're just looking for attention but it works It's because people love it. With get fired and Clay Travis brought him in. He's been fired everywhere because of stuff like that. Yeah Yeah. That doesn't shock me at all his basically his take was I'm ugly and fat. And if I was a woman I wouldn't be on TV. He said Shit like that before. Okay Wealth, right? No. Yeah. Now he's not on TV so good or at least not as often. People around the world are celebrating the birthdays a fictional habits. Though and Frodo Baggins. Today is a national hobbit. Day. Oh. Okay. I've never seen any of those movies. So we just talked about this yesterday because the Hobbit the book was released yesterday in Nineteen seven is it was the anniversary. The first Lord of the Rings Trilogy Is Awesome Okay and you don't have to be Super Nerdy to get into it. I had never read the books before in the Hobbit trilogies just okay. Maybe even less than okay. It's just something to do of the brings movies one academy award third. Third. One one best picture right now but I, feel like I would enjoy it. Get rainy winter. Yeah. It's a good. Afternoon special effects were awesome. They filmed all three of them at the same time. So you can feel that they're all. There's a lot of continuity the the. The acting great Orlando Bloom's Great. mckellen's great. Yeah I think. I'd like it who the fuck plays a Guy's name that plays Frodo. Yeller. Kings in it, his yard. Tells I. Keep Sean Astin Sean Asks Him. Always. Vigo Mortenson awesome in it. It's really good. Agreed. It's fun. Like nerdy shifts and do. A man who knows where his surfboard ended up I should say a man now knows whereas surfboard ended up after he lost it off the shores of wine two, thousand, eighteen, the board made its way over five thousand miles to the Philippines. Wow. The boards original owner Doug Falter, said he was contacted by man who bought the board from fishermen shortly after falter lasted As satisfied or lose the board he says, he is excited that it fell into the hands of someone who wanted to learn how to surf altered raising money to give them endzone surfing him. He's lovely. Story go back for one second Carl. Have you ever dated somebody that you think other people would consider a nerd? Oh yeah like but give me the level of nerd. How nerdy is as do just a good look nerd. I mean I've dated across the board like Jimmy, the nerdy described the nerdy as dude dated in. Why was he nerdy? GIF nerds out there that are listening to some hope. Well, I don't I. Don't know if I don't know if it'd be nerdy. He did some he was nuts but not not not like a crazy bad way but like. Oh, there's a video of him out there. It's really funny. Okay. Not Like I can't. Okay. We're not GONNA attack because you're trying to out who it is. Yeah. Nerdy, this dude and why you think he was nerdy. Well, it was more just like a dirty out of professional upper level really like very smart. Company. Like Technology Company. On Moss? Mark. Wahlberg. Mark. Wahlberg. Wall. Gal Soccer. Sure. I would take mark. Mark. Wahlberg. He's cute and he's got. His hopefully, all of his terrible behavior. Yeah I'm I've dated all sorts of people. NERDS. Athletes. You married one. True. Married. Mary. People. Guaranteed. Data guy in a band. I think. So 'cause you said last week guitar. Jason Laney. For you clearly you like Bret Michaels. which by the way, if you hear that update we had. They. Just they just don't want to book interviews right now I swear I drive it is meal. When I think he is. Number of times I've requested an interview that he has banned me from his PR. Think they know me Zach. Story gave him like the clip like look here's looking at the kind of reaction we got. Here's the prank we pulled on this gallic this you know the shows got good ratings. Let's get bread on promote all of his stuff. And At this point where it is not really doing another round of meteorite now. So He's trying he we were legitimately trying to make it up to you for Ryan Donaldson a you I don't even need you I don't even want it. In yes you do. His ruined it for me. Make it up. It's so point we told you we're going to get him on, but no I don't think I've ever dated somebody that's abandoned. Data hated dot it. com. but yeah, I mean of data a lot of different kinds of cool yep. Lucky. Yeah. Oh this is cool. Hollywood unions have reached an agreement with major studios on safety protocols to allow the industry to restart production amid the coronavirus pandemic I'm a little surprises taking this long. What better Way To bubble. Yourself. have a film set right you just everybody that works on the set has to get tested and basically says, Hey, effort for the next three weeks. I'm in the bubble because I'm filming, put that in the film, the film's budget and all. Right put. Everybody bubbles because I would assume a lot of those people when they are on a film shoots even whether it's It to fly to a foreign country or in Hollywood, you probably don't see your family that much. So. Why not just bubble it up and say we got a hammer out ten episodes because season five is next. Yellowstone has been doing that bubbling even in a bubble. Yeah. We should have her on to talk about. Yellowstone? No, no no. No. The my friend's wife is. In the bubble on the show. 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I let go of my plan  and found myself, by Krista Tippett

Meditative Story

31:12 min | 1 year ago

I let go of my plan and found myself, by Krista Tippett

"Looking back if I could change something. I wish I had been kinder to myself self all along a year or so ago. I was telling someone this story of my twenties and they said Ed. How did you get to be so brave and I realized I never give myself any credit for being brave. I was always second guessing myself or planning ahead to do next. I didn't give myself credit for how far would come and all the experiences I had and I think it was brave and I need to honor the bravery of myself so I can honor it and others. The bravery is not about being fearless because I wasn't fearless but in walking with fear and through it when everything I thought I knew turned out to be flimsy and questionable and as as I walked through it all there was revelation and there was confusion in there was discovery where for you is the most beautiful place in the world for Krista Tippett is a Spanish island village in the Mediterranean Sea Krista Tippett is a journalist former diplomat and the longtime host of on being today. She shares a story of when she took a break from from the intensity of her life and just stopped to check in with his half in this series. We planned immersive Fest Passing Stories With Grief Myth mindfulness pumps from me. I'm a guide on this episode of Meditative Story <music> before we begin this episode it gives me great joy to acknowledge sales forces sponsorship and belief life in Meditative story while you may know salesforce for bring companies and customers together by delivering personal experiences customers love. Did you know that they also dedicated to bring positive change in the world on a human level. They believe that sharing stories is a powerful way to spark change within us. Mindfulness has been a core part of sales forces culture for years through experience. They know that joy and happiness is a key ingredient individual and business business success and happiness. Our joy is related to how we perceive on experience. How we see the world these biases of how we see the outside can radically change how we feel on the inside? There's an idea in psychology cord negativity bias which means that when we're faced as something positive and something negative our minds tend to fixate on the negative given the chance our minds will become pupae with worry and other difficult thoughts later in the show. I'll share a micro step. You can take to encourage a little bit more positively in your day no matter what else is happening around you. Thank you salesforce else force for being a part of Meditative Story. We admire your commitment to doing well by doing good. Let's take a moment to check in to listen to ourselves. Just letting your inner life be what it is in this moment and knowing having it just as it is the body relaxed the body breathing your senses and says open your mind meeting the world <music> <music>. I spent most of my twenties and divided Cold War Berlin. It was the Nineteen Nineteen Eighty S. I was a thoroughly political person. I went there as the New York Times Stringer but for my last year and a half I was chief aide in West Berlin to the US ambassador to West Germany a nuclear arms expert a Reagan appointee and I'm sitting around tables with people who move thousands of missiles around on a map of Europe as though it were a game board arms experts and foreign policy specialists and people who have the ears of world leaders and who are defining policy around these weapons of mass destruction. I'm very close to genuine power and I'm aware of it in this room. It's kind of incomprehensible. There's an exhilaration into it and there's a seductiveness to it and there's an emptiness to it at the same time. It's very exciting when I first walk into the room with these people but then the longer I stay at some level. I am profoundly bored by all of this. I don't think this is how I should feel on the other side of the wall. In East Berlin I traveled to visit beloved friends in their apartment on the shelves as draw a legendary street in Berlin history. They live in this apartment building. Where famous dissident had lived it has the history of East Germany in it and then it also wears a history of vanished Germany's if feels ancient and a bit tumbled down in this chapter forty years into communism <music> my friends are artists in the apartment is crowded and overflowing with half finished paintings and musical instruments and and the world of their daughters and just full of life and chaos it's warm and alive and everything in here your mattress everything we talk about really matters friendships and words the Food and pleasure and whatever joy you can extract together in the Living Room. There's a life if sized bust of a mutual friend of ours a poet who became so uncomfortable to the government that they banished him across the wall. He's twenty minutes away away from us but they believe and I believe that none of us will ever see him again. So there's grief in this apartment to and longing and love it makes me realize that I've come to the end of what I can get out of my work in West Berlin <music>. I long to get away and think all of this through politics. It's extremes and its limits. I don't actually you have space in my life for this literally or even contemptuously on the one hand my life here is full of ideas but on the other <music> handed is at full of a depth of thoughtfulness. I've had an incredible experience here but it's time for me to move on they. Do you ever feel like you don't have space. paps joined a phase of your life with as true right now if it helps take a moment to feel your feet on the ground open out your chest. Uh relief is available in every moment when we remember Tanto it <music> <music>. If the summer of nineteen eighty eight the year before the wall comes down no one can fathom that and is desperate as I am to step away to make sense. I think I have to do something. That sounds impressive. I give myself a four to five months stretch before I plan to head back to DC in more politics in the US and I set off to write an awful. I decided to go to the most beautiful place I've ever been in the world this little village on my Llorca called day. It's not overrun by tourists. It's a really eccentric hard to get to artists colony with a lot of ex patriots. I found it through a journalist friend and fell in love with it <music>. It's so lush and fragrant. There's so much collar so many flowers <music>. You're crunching almonds under your feet as you walk around. The beach is a mile hike. No Oh road goes there and it's amazing in my memory. The journalists house is kind of like a castle and I have have this romantic vision of going there to settle into myself and be creative and reflect. I'm going to write my novel here but then shortly before him to arrive. The charismatic journalist dies suddenly of a heart attack. His widow offers to find another a place to live and she does but my head. Illich vision is shattered. I had the perfect plan and now it's coming apart. It all feels doomed and I feel very alone and Adrift but she connects me with this man named Robert who has a room in his house for rent. He's an English accountant want to retire today to tend his garden and restore rare books. I arrive and take a taxi to Roberts House. It all feels very very disorienting. I have the directions for worms post to go but it's just a spot on the road. There's no driveway or mailbox. The car stops ops and Robert is there to meet me. He appears to me this first time I meet him as a grizzled man. He looks bedraggled old and a little bit unsafe. I think he's missing a tooth or two and he has buried US stands on his chin and his clothes <music> and there's not exactly a path to his house. We kind of fight our way down a hill beneath road through the brush <music>. I think who is this person. I'm where am I what have I done. Uh We finally reached the house and it's so simple that really smart and sturdy nothing fancy but elegant amazing really. There's a nobility to an peacefulness do it. It's just falling off the side of the mountain. I don't actually know how it stays attached into the earth. The House is just an add on to the garden which is wild and magical because Robert Sleeps in a hammock on the porch outside his bedroom every night and I stay in a very simple room at the other end of the house. Everything is stone nothing fancy but it's perfect love it. I have a nice bed a little desk and tiny window. My view of the mountains is like a postcard and it is exquisite <music> the minute I walk in the very first time I think to myself. I'm going to be really happy in this room. <music> and I am <music> <music>. Can you catch the fragrance of the flowers in the garden the mountains and majesty keeping everything in perspective effective take ten foment <music> <music> India. I realize how exhausted I've become and how I hadn't been letting myself feel that this stranger Robert in his mid seventies kind of the nurses me back to health. I didn't know I needed somebody to do that for me. He bakes bread from scratch every day and he makes everything out of his garden. These incredible salads where every ingredient is plucked straight from the ground and there's always a little dirt left in <music>. He recommends books. I've never read. It gives me a cassette tape. Beethoven's late quartets uh it becomes the soundtrack of my summer. I write all day every day on a schedule but at lunchtime lunchtime and in the evening I sit looking at the mountain and listening to this music. I get quiet for the first time at about ten years. I started to pray without calling it better. I it takes me a while L. to figure it out but eventually I realized that sitting in this garden is actually the whole point of being here. This place is in on any of the maps folks that I've been dealing with in Berlin but it's real and it's solid and it matters people are creating lives lives here that are as significant as those sitting around a conference table. It's a relief because I think part of the reason I wasn't able to imagine life beyond that career is it felt like if I could do that which was so important then. How could I walk away away from it sitting here. I remember that the world is complex and strange in that. There's importance. It's all over the place different forms of important coming out of that getting quiet. I began to open up to my inter life again. I asked the questions I need to ask about that world of high policy and why it's wrong for me. It scares me to imagine the future differently differently but I like myself so much more and I like myself in my body so much better sitting in this garden. It's not about power in that sense. Being here leads me on to this whole other way forward. It leads me what I do now when I was in Berlin when it was all very exciting diplomatic dinner parties adventures halfway across the world but also long long long base of work. It was very intense. My work absolutely bled into my life. There is no separation and absolutely no oh value placed on the rest of my life or in ever getting away. What's so striking to me now. When I look back is how completely really lacking in self awareness I was how in that life I was leading. It would have felt nonsensical to question it wearing myself into exhaustion. Austin was inevitable. I was so focused on accomplishment now amidst the incredible beauty of the natural world day up with this completely unexpected person in my life and his generosity and kindness the power of that it's an experience chance of hospitality a human presence that has no interest in ambition for goals of impressing MHM. It creates this space for me that I hadn't been in that. Maybe I'd never let myself being. This is my turning point <hes>. I don't think I would have walked the direction. I walked later. If it weren't for the time I spent in Roberts Garden <music> I wasn't expecting it and I wasn't looking for it <music>. What would it take each to something unexpected. How do we find the courage average to do the things we really need to do. It's always worth being in silence asking yourself that question and listening closely to the result. Maybe can do that later today. Uh and there was something in that experience that flowed into everything I've done since I wanted to make that possibility of reflection and respiration and life giving running both with more a part of my life but also more visible to others more accessible no <hes>. I think I had been asking this question all along. What do I want to do with my life. What kind of power do I I care about exercising. What do I want to manifest in the moral looking back if I could change something I wish I had been kinder to myself all along a year or so ago. I was telling someone this story story of my twenties and they said how did you get to be so brave and I realized I never given myself any credit for being brave save. I was always second guessing myself or planning ahead to do next. I didn't give myself credit for how far had come and all all the experiences I've had and I think it was brave and I need to honor the bravery myself so I can honor at and others <music>. The bravery is not about being fearless because I wasn't fearless US but in walking with fear and through it when everything I thought I knew turned out to be flimsy and questionable and as I walked through it all there was revelation and there was confusion in there was discovery. Now I see that I was on an adventure all along and I think the thing I did right eight was that I kept directing that adventure in generative ways. I wish I had been able to be a little bit more pleased leased and relax a little bit more into it and just enjoy it when it was fun to take even more pleasure in the good days in the excitement of the questions and the excitement of discovery I had stumbled on this strange mystery and reality not that the only real power that sustains us we find inside ourselves and in the care and company others <music> <music>. We've reached the end of Christie's story in just a moment. I'll guide you through closing meditation after that. I'll share a mic Chris. Step that you can take into your day inspired by the coach of mindfulness that our sponsor salesforce drinks their you work. What inspires me about Christa Story. It's her ability to simply stop. Which of course is not simple at all coming from the intensity of a time in Berlin to the quiet to Roberts may or can garden she still held onto the idea of writing a novel about plan soon soon vanishes Chris that truly stops trying to achieve. Let's go and opens up. The same can happen in meditation. Even though it's most associated with relaxation and letting go many people still bring the mindset of achievement and goals to their practice and while that can take you some way the comes a point we have to let go of all that comes a time when you have to let go of the idea of a meditation technique and that's what we're GonNa do today no technique just meditation no technique just mindful will awareness. That's what this meditations all about pure simple meditation practice and just taking a short while to settle yourself in for it closing the is safe to do so relaxing. The is if you'd rather have I'm open eighteen back tried you head sitting elegantly upon your neck letting the belly be relaxed act the belly soft and fluid committing yourself to the short period meditation enjoying the luxury sugary of time dedicated to mind for us and in this meditation will drop technique job the need you to do anything in particular and just be here. Beware you are aware alert and alive nothing to do but be here and to be aware just him knowing what's happening while it is happening. Shopping all ideas of what meditation should be like just being present and knowing what that's like not making anything more important than anything else just here letting mindfulness just do its job putting thing everything be known if you feel your mind is one of the way remember remember that because we're not looking at anything in particular does nothing for it to wander away from just wakefulness and what is known by that weight on us. If you feel your mind has wandered away again and then you remember you're meditating noticing saying by in that very moment. There's mindfulness my first reestablishing itself without you having to do anything all you have to do is be here doing nothing alert and aware everything known nothing left <music> out knowing what is happening as it happens without judgment and if judgment arises allowing that knowing that however your body is simple relaxed open aware just here not doing anything just here not chasing after experience just here leaving everything alone and if thoughts arise no need to go out to them and get caught up no need to give them any more fuel just interesting and letting everything happened just being aware just watching whatever there is to be watched enjoying stillness of just being here enjoying whatever silence there might be and when there's noise knowing knowing that too and letting it be him celebrating the fact that you have awareness. Nisa tool and letting it be free just here upright relaxed relaxed and allowed dropping or techniques jumping on notions of what meditation should or shouldn't be like just resting in awareness not doing anything enjoying non doing simple here and now and if mind from slips away noticing that the very moment you noticed that my furnaces right there a rising by itself a natural quality of your mind just here allowing all experience nothing special everything special. No everything's special garden <music> <music> earlier. I mentioned how valuable can be to encourage our minds too bright in positive UH sponsor salesforce US practices mindfulness as an essential part of their culture and as such. They've asked me to share a tiny yet powerful mind from his trip. You can use to achieve that and the trick is that whenever you experience something pleasant to pleasurable during your day really tried to soak in that experience draining as much out of it as possible letting the positive feelings fill you up it could be the in a sense of a job. Well done a compliment from a colleague. All the won't the the sunshine on your cheek. Whatever the pleasant moment might be you. Don't just move onto the next thing. Just take a few moments to soak it up. It's so kitten doing say gives you a great chance to turn your mind towards the lovely and thus to combat the tricky foe of negativity bias and with that simple action of gratitude goes out to salesforce for supporting storytellers who opened up something within US turn us towards the lovely spock the kind of positive change that cascades out into the world <music> <music>. Meditative story is a weight what original in partnership with thrive global the show is produced at the studio inside S. Y. Partners in New York executive produces a devon trip June in current Arianna Huffington and Dan cats. Our producer is Sabrina Fai. Our supervising producer is Jaipur giambi curator. Ah cary Goldstein original music and sound design is by the holiday brothers mixing and mastering by Brian Pugh special. Thanks to an sex Julianne Stone some Matisse Monakali Madison Odenberg Lindsey Benito Connell Libby Duke Mm Smith and Sarah and I'm GonNa take our creator of the beautify meditation APP and your Host Visit Meditative Story Dot Com to find the transcript of this episode on the next episode of midst. If story I imagine the splendid seen up in those mountains <music> surrounded by lush forest the guerrillas ambuhl out into a clearing in case into the Vista the surrounding hills come in and out of view as a gentle breeze pushes the mess through the trees and dense underbrush in my mind the photograph spectacular <music>.

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Redemption in India

The Journey

30:56 min | 3 years ago

Redemption in India

"They say stop. If I say. This is audio from vacation film of two special people hanging out on a beach in Greece. This is for nine spile. Spile. Let's and this is the famous fashion designer Jean-Paul goatee. Do I stop eaten? Say stop. It's the nineties, Jason Jumpol friends lovers and co workers, and that's actually kind of amazing because they both come from two totally different worlds goatee as well. He's, he's got the appear to me of outrageous, outspoken, Paris, fashion, lease, Phan, Ryan by comparison is from a small conservative fishing village in the Netherlands. And this is his sister VERA, we have a special connection. This was supposed to grow up, get married to a local, girl and become a hairdresser. Instead, he became a fashion model Amsterdam trans icon and a famous fixture in Europe's. Casey, he partied with the Donna had cocktails with Freddie Mercury. You may not know his name, but lease was the face at the body of many massive international ad campaigns. But let's just push the pause button here. This story is not about Reese, or even jump goaty. This story is about Lisa's sister. Vera VERA van Ryan was more than recess sister. She was his confidante and the keeper of his secrets. It's a story that finally takes us all the way to New Delhi, a hectic polluted, but beautiful place, smells colors and sound bound, and it's a place. Vera would go to to get her life back. Hi, I'm Jonathan Baer. And this is the journey. The journey is an original podcast from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, where we meet extraordinary people whose lives are transformed by travel. Vera van Ryan lives in folate Dom, a small fishing village in the Netherlands, just a thirty minute drive and of world away from the capital Amsterdam. This is the place where she and Reese grew up. Now Veras apartment is exceptionally tidy in that Dutch way, the walls are white, and there's a collection of angels and other Catholic paraphernalia neatly positioned around the windows. There's one small corner with brightly colored bells elephants Andhra traditional, Dr souvenirs of India. Vera, only just got back from their few months ago. She's in her early sixties and has gone abroad before, but the trip to India was different. This was the closing chapter to a personal epic that started in the nineteen seventies. Vera and Reese came from a big family land. Father, mother has nine children VERA, and I spoke in English, but as you can hear she doesn't speak it every day and often falls back into Dutch nine kids, which one were you and not you were the third, the I go, the first girl was which one routes fader Marian flee Yaris, six. He was the six. Yeah. Vera is ten years older than her brother. And she practically raised him everyone agrees. He says blonde, curls and gentle character made him different really different. I both my first Landry, you know a bra and underwear. And my youngest brother do these he made a slingshot? Yeah, we make fun of it. And I come to my bathroom every head my on the rare. So I go to my mother and I said to my mother Ma. I don't know. And my mother says sweetie I gave him to few or moans. Vera says that when Reese was four he would parade around in his sister's dresses and stiletto heels he loved to go. Clothes shopping with VERA, sparking a lifelong interest in fashion, and fabrics. When did he was ten he asked his older sister? If there are men who love other men. Neither VERA know lease even knew the word gay. So how old were you when you realized he was gay s thank twenty you're twenty three and you still didn't have a word for gay? Now as fallen down became less like home people whispered, we pray he will be normal someday. His mother even encouraged him to find a nice girl. Vera in the meantime, became a married mother of two, she cleaned houses in Amsterdam several times a week for some extra cash came with her to Amsterdam one time and had his mind blown. Amsterdam is cosmopolitan liberal and free. Gay men, walk the streets openly holding hands. He didn't see that in phone them. It was just like a sponge. He saw finding people, he saw gay people. Unsurprisingly. He started going to Amsterdam a lot, these eighteen then he go one night to Amsterdam. And then he'd go three days in Amsterdam. And then he said to my mother, I co to live in Amsterdam mother south. Yeah. That's right. He told me that you want to be free you cuts all the gay bars and he left, it the freedom of the sex, did the wrecks transformations dress. Just the. The. The. Reese moved in with a friend from the gay scene and quickly became a fixture of the city's nightlife, some called late nineteen eighties Amsterdam, the gay capital of the world, the great chronicler of Dutch street life. The photographer Ed vendor L skin asked recent his close. Friends to pose for him in one shot Reese, casts sultry, gays into the camera. He seems perfectly perfectly cool. This photo later would symbolize this period. Amsterdam's history, freewheeling confident, totally unaware of what was about to happen. By this time VERA, had become a prim and proper conservative fallen damn housewife, and mother. But she traveled to Amsterdam, every day, a friend of Reese, gave her a job as a seamstress in bespoke clothing store, that had a very specific clientele. So was shopping. I'm down guava in that time, very famous show. They making close letter for girls but also for fifty to race prostitutes. Not, not lingerie for not people sexy, brass and sexy pains from leather also made crunch those panties. Yeah. Also leather trousers with nuts, the backside. So I make atlas chaps. Vera loves her days away from her husband and kids in volume. She loves the gossip the tales of nightlife, the wild parties. It's glimpse into recess world, a place. That's extravagant and decadent as for vs. He got a job at a hair salon. He spent his days, cutting hair, and he spent his nights. Indulging in Amsterdam's, clubbed. There are transvestites nudity leather, wigs sex and drugs. Nothing is off limits lease and his friends Homebase was the Torius club. Roxy. Ios from Bill and DJ at the Roxie and remembers vividly. This was there a lot a remember him stunning there with full console big names, fashion from London and Paris. The rookie was a place where lots of stars who came to Amsterdam where designers or famous, people would go stars had to be the same like everybody else. And everybody else was a star at Roxy. There were lots of very famous people hanging out there. All of a sudden, you would be standing next to Willie Nelson or football, players soccer player Maradona or remember Bono. Sitting decides the digits, I remember bowe-jorge going to leave ball read the club item. Also these lease would pop by Veras work to regale with tales of his previous nights exploits, and then together, they would indulge in their mutual love of clothes and fabrics. Vera. Often worked with cashmere and silk from India and would talk about his desire to go to this magical land. If you talk about any of you talk about closing the silk, and the callers and over the people, then Virin Reese with dream about how they would explore India together someday. Cut to a Sheik street in the center of Amsterdam reece's biking along when a door opens. A bleached blond Frenchman Russia's L. This was the French fashion designer and gay icon, jump goatee. And he was instantly smitten goatee had recently designed all the outfits for Madonna's. Blond ambition tour, you may remember the infamous cone bus Jay this pretty much made him the most celebrated fashion designer in the world reso- worked at the time and he had a modeling for elegance. It's a magazine and he was wearing a suit of Shumpert shea in. This is Johan vica. He used to hang out with visa and his friends and remembers exactly how goatee and Reese met, and he was bicycling through the license street in Amsterdam as potato was coincidentally in Amsterdam, and he talked to recede. Just said, hey Hello. Who are you? Vera says goatee I took out for dinner and they started dating and. Mm fell enough versed, proud? Only. What did he say to you? Oh, then, then verse two most beautiful hotels in Paris, and then he was in New York. And then he was to be. And everything you told me. Yeah, he wasn't a dream world in a dream world. World regularly traveled to Paris to be with gutty. It was love. Reese also started getting regular workers of fashion, model for photo shoots and catwalk shows he traveled the world as good as model muse and lover. And of course we tried to talk with Kati. Well, you can't you can come back tomorrow. You. Okay itching right now, maybe. But he never got back to us. Lease is beauty and charm attracted attention everywhere they went Reese, even told his housemate that Madonna said she was attracted to him, although, Xi certainly must have known he was gay piece would call VERA and tell her about his adventures a couple of times a week, even when he was abroad. She recalls. The time V sat in a club next to the fashion model and mother of many of Mick Jagger's children, Jerry Hall. He told me even once in New York, any buzzing bar, and just like nothing Jerry hall's come sit with him on the table. And he said to me, I could do nothing. Same Chevy home. The most beautiful woman in the woods, Johan Vicary was still a student. Then he and a group of friends often took the train to visit Reese in Paris. Got to north and we were picked up by a chauffeur and the car Rolls, Royce Capulet, and we went through Perez. Shopper for. And then later on we met them, and we went to bar and evening and self your daughter was there, and all kinds of French people. I don't know. But they will from seen amount, or artists, or well, a lot of models, of course. Johann says he's moved effortlessly through this world of international stars after Paris. He's arranged for them to go to the Spanish island pizza where they ended up at a rather exclusive party on a yacht. We wouldn't have had that on the dick so that were the rich and famous, people that are fairly macrey was sitting there Caroline of Monaco. And how did we behave during this like efficient water? Yeah. Yeah. He liked that life. In nineteen Ninety-three Reese and a group of friends filmed a vacation on the Greek island of Mykonos, go was there in the film there on a beach a shirtless. Goatee embraces Reese from behind. They have the same short blond cut, they're laughing and joking. It's intimate. He's was often abroad, these days, but he always saw his sister when he came home, fierce says she gobbled up his stories vicariously, enjoying his amazing glamorous life. He told me about the people in Paris. He learned me a lot on everything. What's going on? Vera is the only member of the family who got to hear all the details about rhesus jet-set life. They couldn't tell my mother, you know, my mother calls, Sean, Paul coach young, pow Volterra. Bras also sometimes beautiful scar from John. Yeah. But she don't care. And so as time, passed Reese, became a semi celebrity and was regularly seen in the gossip sections of magazines with all kinds of famous people. He traveled the world, he saw a lot of countries except the one he and his sister, always dreamt of nevertheless, it seemed like a time of endless happiness until rather. Suddenly everything changed. I D S eight the most frightening initials in America. Today over the last three or four years, we have seen every one of our worst predictions confirmed. It's mysterious. It's deadly and it's baffling medical signs acquired immune deficiencies. The ravages of HIV aids were reaching its peak in the mid nineties, Amsterdam's glycine was hit, hard Johan Vikings remembers how the years of carefree partying transformed into a dark age another friend of mine was living in Miami. And he said, that is a strange illness in America. Well, it's called aids. And all the k people getting. Some people cut also ill in the Netherlands, some of our friends or people, you knew got ill. And most of the time the time they were ashamed, and you didn't see them anymore because they went back to the parents DJ Joost from Belen has similar memories, little more and more people missing at the dance floor. Sometimes think during those, those losing all those people, and was like the war situation. It was very scary. I'm duly. But on the other hand, when going out at nod, it was all about escapism dancing on the on the edge of the Folkes. We dutch. Vera still working in the boutique also saw how the virus, slowly gripped Amsterdam's gay scene people were infected or dying. And she worried about her brother. I said, often duties, please take care, you worried. Yeah, I knew he has a free life sex. Life was also free, then Reese was struck by a bout of Burke, usas, a routine blood test revealed the obvious. Yeah, he must take blood test. And we get to results. And then I saw hy-vee egos mad of me and because he was mad. I knew it. I was a freight the way he's going today. That's where I was freight. When Reese finally confided in VERA, that he was HIV positive. He made her promise not to tell anyone, especially the family, every time I go way, then he said to me, promise me, don't say anything at home and at proms, and that could understand it to what do you think he didn't want anybody to know? What was he shape of? He's lived his life and freely. Yeah. In net. Nobody says I've h Reese was afraid that his family friends and acquaintances and fallen Dom would avoid him that he wouldn't be allowed to hold his nephews and nieces. Vera, watched Reese, grow increasingly desperate, he tried homeopathy herbal mixtures, whatever he could get to slow down the advancing virus. And when her family would ask about Reese, she did what her brother told her to do. She would say, oh, he's fine jetting around the world living the high life, aligned alerts my sister in law, the ask often out goes threes, then I said, oh, yeah. Now in New York. Meanwhile, Greece's health declined at first, he could still work, but he quickly lost weight and was constantly coughing. He stopped working and quit. Traveling the relationship with Giampa go DA ended and he still hadn't told anyone, but VERA that he was sick. He even tried to rekindle his old life from the Amsterdam nightclubs, but he grew weaker. His liver was damaged by the end of nineteen ninety four there was no hiding it anymore. His roommate brought Reese to the Princeton craft hospital. Reece's condition shocked the staff as for VERA her first visit with Reese in the hospital was very confrontational. What she saw was fear. He was frayed for everything everything we still didn't want his family to know he was in the hospital. Vera says that even when it was clear, the end was coming. He told VERA not to tell his mother, do you think he's new? He was approaching the end at any point. Yeah. He knew himself. And he never asked to see his mother. No. Reese was dying veering visited him almost every day, they talk. And when they would part Reese would always say bye love. They were the last words VERA, ever heard her brother say. one morning hospital. Call her. died the night he had been in the hospital for only three weeks. Prince arrests you guys. Call me brother is dead. This was the start of the worst period. Veras life. Not only had she just lost her brother, her dearest friend, but it felt a her to tell the family about visas death. And in MS to go to my mother. Issue it quickly became clear to the family that had died from aids. And that VERA had been lying to them about it. How exactly did she react? Joke. Man, who is she met of me? What a terrible position to be in VERA. Yeah. To keep your promise to him and to in a sense, betray her. Yeah, it was for them a terrible shock. Rhesus funeral was a clash of two worlds town laborers, mingled with big city transvestites in short skirts and pink corsets Dutch society figures, attended it was an open, casket wake and Reese, had yellow roses in his hands. Beer, took the roses and save them. vary. In the meantime, had been ostracized, by the family for keeping recess secret. Divers thing. I was so alone. Nobody nobody. Nobody helps me. I've a so alone. To deal with the loneliness and grief. Vera started drinking when's reece's debts began to drink. I drink a lot five times of you. We drunk and then feel sorry, and I lost three months sober. And then something happens, then I go to. Why were you drinking to forget the pain? And also the me sing of these. Years pass VERA, and her husband, divorced. She had little contact with her family Veras children grew up and moved out making her eyes elation, complete VERA says she self Medicated with alcohol to manage her alienating. And then veer reached her absolute low point in twenty sixteen Amsterdam state museum held a retrospective of photographs by Ed vendor AL skin. They plastered, the city with posters of that remarkable photo. He took of recent his friend on that day in the late nineteen eighties on a visit to Amsterdam. Vera found herself confronted by her brother staring at her from every corner. I am often in Amsterdam and everywhere. I came as Aw pictures of Reese and his friends, she wandered through the city and found herself in front of the former building of the Princeton rock toss battle the place. Where Reese died. I was so ensure that I saw the picture of this and everything came back. Complete made. When I go to sleep, I got mad of the nightmares. Vero went on a bender. Then I'd being voting days, the wrong. Vera son was alarmed got professional help the psychiatrist made a quick diagnosis. You have. P T S, the post traumatic stress disorder. Yes. I want to go to shackle cheese and yells me. Oh, he listened. He said to me, there's nothing wrong with you. You must move only your life gave Reese plates. The therapy helped veer realized she needed to do something to exercise two decades of unrelenting loss and grief to do this. She needed to take a trip. Not just any trip v trip. The one she entities always dreamed about. She needed to go to India. Forget you go, and what I have to do moss to co to India because we want to see together. I saw to myself, I am now, fate I do an close, but why the trip to India prove myself that I couldn't I will make a new start. You actually were sort of imagining who you were going to be when you came back. And if I can go to India Email, then I can go further with. I must go. Vera, realized she needed to do this alone and to do it right now in her early sixties while she was still fit enough. She booked a trip to New Delhi and got on the plane. And was something in the, you know, the plane goes while will. And I saw to myself when I do dis in my own to in you and I can do anything when I go back. At last the moment arrived, the moment, she entities had dreamed of she was in India. I go to bed at nine o'clock. I wake up every minute of the day, I've seen everything it was great. What was the highlights people? People. They all laughing date Vevey day friendly, the beauty of the day. Shops in Delhi. All the lace with all the beautiful fabrics. Everything is beautiful. Vera was physically alone in India, but Reese was with her in spirit, not as a haunted painful memory. But as a companion, I sell to myself, I did it after all those troubles. It was a relief. I was proud that can do. I was proud of myself, and then that salt, what have Reese fought of this? He loves. It was that the moment you let go here. Do you have your life before India and you have your life Andrew? Yeah. After India changed my life. Vera has been completely sober since the trip. She's taken a painting, mostly religious icons. She looks after her granddaughter and is taking Spanish lessons, Veras, even planning a new trip to Nazi in India. Devout Hindus cremate their loved ones along the guts, that line, the holy river Ganges and remember the roses VERA took from recess funeral. She's bringing them with her to finally put Reese to rest in the land of his dreams. And then I bring the roses in fairness, you're going to put the three roses and the goat cheese. I still have three. Vera and ride. You've been listening to the journey and original podcast brought to you by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. For more background on this story and to see that wonderful photo of Reese by Ed front, Elkin Goto podcast dot KLM dot com. If you like the story, subscribe review us on apple podcasts. It helps other listeners find this podcast. I'm Jonathan Gruber.

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Full Episode: Friday, August 16, 2019

Nightline

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Full Episode: Friday, August 16, 2019

"Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals better help online counseling. Is there for you. Connect with your professional counselor l. slur in a private online environment scheduled secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist listeners. Get ten percent off your first month by going to better better help dot com slash nightline. This is nightline tonight race to escape the fire runway wreck new video nascar legend dale earnhardt jr. with baby on board his family fleeing is burning plane after balanced scattered and burst into flames the latest investigation scary summer in the skies plus mega mansion marketing. If these walls could talk over the past thirty years i've put my own mark on the place. They'd sound just like michael douglas and say by me. Castles souls palaces and villas for sale. It's a buyer's market. Maybe there's a fifteen million dollars steel and gift. A friendship desert the best birthday present for one football fan good evening. Thank you for joining us dale earnhardt. Jr. knows all too well the risks and rewards on the race track now he knows that life and death decisions on the runway tonight the investigation into a fiery plane crash in the miraculous escape here's a._b._c. stevenson eyewitnesses caught the terrifying moment women on their cell phones a small plane bouncing down the runway and then suddenly it's placed inside nascar legend dale earnhardt jr. his wife and their baby daughter order very seems to be an airplane. That's crashed. They landed completely wrong. The fireball swallows the plane's wing. That's on fire doesn't say mrs. This is call for helen came out of the bill through the senate has bar everyone watching holding their breath and then the planes broken jetway pops open. The baby is one of the first come out as everyone else runs for their lives. It's a daring iraqi lewis escape for the earnhardt family. The plane's two pilots in the family dog everyone watching read the sigh of relief and a dog as the family makes it out with seconds to spare. They were all alert and oriented but the u._s. personnel did put dale on caught and taken to the hospital. I think that was just for precaution. It didn't take long for the whole plane to become become a giant ball of smoke and fire. Dramatic video shows first responders racing to the scene. The claims that can be seen for miles. The first arriving unit found by heavy flames coming from the fuselage of the plane and the occupants were accident applying just before for sure about the eleven seat. Cessna citation is owned by earnhardt. Jr. registered to his north carolina based company took off from states ville north carolina thursday afternoon and landed in elisabeth in tennessee then something went terribly wrong. Authorities say that surveillance video they've collect from nearby businesses show the plane hitting the runway so hard the right landing gear was destroyed. The airplane basically bounced at least twice before coming down hard on the right main landing gear. They're playing continued down the runway off to the end three offense and it came to stop behind me here on highway ninety one. They're telling us the the plane could be here for two days. Investigators do their work now. If you can see it but there's a fence wrapped around the body bet- playing that's the fence that the plane crashed through when it skidded off the runway leg so the real question for investigators will be why after the pilots knew that this land was not going well on a perfectly nice day. They didn't just push the throttles up. Take off again. Come around and try landing was a mechanical failure or was it poor pilot judgment. The plane's voice data recorder is being sent to washington to be analyzed the n._t._s._b. S._p. says they've talked to both the earnhardt family and the two pilots earnhardt sister kelly tweeted shortly after the crash that everyone is safe the earnhardt family who is very lucky that the airplane wasn't damaged to the point where they couldn't open the doors. Everything worked in their favor. After the initial mishap earnhardt's close call follows another stunning running midair save that same day perhaps even more miraculously was the russian crash <hes> outside of moscow why because here we had another sully sellin burger and extremely greenlee rare event all two hundred thirty three people aboard. This russian aircraft miraculously survived after being forced to land in a cornfield. The pilot descended seconds ends after taking off outside moscow when birds flew into both jet engines causing one catch fire. This passenger video shows a seagull outside the window moments. It's before the strike. The pilots made a quick decision. They said we can't fly but we do have a big cornfield out in front of us and so they kept the airplane flying and they brought airplane airplane to a very soft landing inside this cornfield and everybody walked away without serious injury extraordinary airmanship in a very very rare situation seventy six people including nineteen children had minor injuries. The pilot is now being hailed a hero. The russian mishap could have been much worse. It had just taken off so all of the fuel tanks were full. If that airplane touchdown on say a frozen cornfield where maybe there were stumps sticking up or rocks it could ripped open. The belly of that airplane could rip the engines off in a way that could have created a fire with lots of fuel in the airplane. It could have been much much different outcome but yesterday's events highlight a summer of aviation accidents that began with two tragic float plane crashes in alaska killing five passengers and a pilot a month later in june. This skydiving plane crashed in hawaii light. The beechcraft sixty five king airplane went down shortly after takeoff italian five with a down aircraft your circle killing all ten men and one woman on board making it the deadliest accident involving a civil airplane in the united states since two thousand eleven then my forty years as a firefighter here in hawaii. This is the most tragic <hes> aircraft incident that we had. This isn't the first time this plane has had trouble this heroine video from two thousand sixteen shows. The plane packed with skydivers forced to bail out during the emergency. Uh pieces of the plane were falling off mid air. I saw <unk> something fall down from the plane. Incredibly no injuries were reported but the plane suffered substantial damage according to the e._s._p._n. After tale repairs the plane was back back in the air until its fateful crash this summer a wakeup call for people looking to book trips on smaller aircraft's. The safest place you could be is on a commercial airliner anytime you get on some other kind of airplane whether it's skydiving airplane ordered excursion helicopter charter business jet or private aircraft they are are much much more likely more dangerous many times more likely to have a mishap back in tennessee investigators continue sifting through the wreckage. We're going to be releasing a preliminary preliminary report. In about seven days. These are some of the things left behind in the rush a child seat and other signs of what should have been an enjoyable start to the weekend earnhardt who now works as an n._b._c. Sports analyst was supposed to appear at a race this weekend in a statement n._b._c. Sports says he is taking the weekend off to be with his his family for earnhardt jr. The accident isn't his family's first brush with death. The third generation nascar driver comes from a family of dare-devils. He's won twenty six six races including the daytona. Five hundred twice is legendary father. Dale earnhardt senior died in two thousand one after crashing in the final lap of the daytona five hundred earnhardt. Jr. continued racing for years after his dad's death while semi retired now he was scheduled to return to the track for a race at the end of the month. The status of whether he'll compete now is unclear in a statement. His spokesman thanked the public for their concern in the wake of the crash. I look at this though and i'm like someone walked away from that. It's hard to believe it's hard to believe. The good lord was in charge on that flight absolutely for nightline. I'm steve asami and elisabeth breath in tennessee our thanks to steve up next the art behind selling some of the most expensive properties in the country tie-down at work. Don't let your search for software kill. Though some revive's ditch the office overtime hi and find options for your business in minutes with capterra read hundreds and thousands of reviews and make finding the right software breeze at capterra dot com slash slash nightline with over nine hundred fifty thousand reviews of products from real software users discover everything that you need to make an informed decision with over seven nine hundred specific categories of software capterra makes it easy to discover the right solution fast find more than one option in your search you can use capterra's product comparison listen to see details side-by-side visit capterra dot com slash nightline for free today to find the tools to make an informed software decision for your business business capterra dot com slash nightline capterra that c._a._p. T. e. r. r. a. dot com slash nightline capterra a software selection simplified they say if you build it they will come in los angeles. You might need some extra incentives in the competitive mega mansion market. A._b._c.'s marci gonzales revisits this real estate revolution and discovers. There's an art to it is a wild night in beverly hills. They use it pumping on the dance floor. Poolside performances <music> and how big game of vintage dress up wait to it. Golden girls talk about it in a walk in closet almost as big as my apartment admits this incredible thank you but this andy warhol thing bashes just for fun and it is a lot of fun. This event has one goal sell this brand new fifteen point six million dollar house. I think a wine and cheese open houses circa circa nineteen ninety. We never do that in this market. You really wanna make your house stand out. You want to keep the buzz going. There is a building building boom in los angeles mansion size with multimillion dollar sped combs springing up all over l. A.'s pasha's neighborhoods right now. There are sixteen exte- homes on the market that cost more than twenty million dollars with so much supply. Selling high end houses is getting competitive if this would it take to sell a mansion now will. I don't consider this to be a mansion. I consider this to be a luxury home but it certainly helps to go ahead and put this this kind of effort and thought into the home and into the marketing so this is only been on the market for five or six hour yes if you haven't even just try to put this on the mark and see if the buyers come why not try that first before throwing a huge party like this well. That's no fun and and buyers have choices voices and so we wanted to differentiate this house. Differentiating is key with even more luxury homes on the horizon at say and the ten to twenty million dollar range. You probably have about sixteen or so coming on in the next eighteen months and i would say in the twenty twenty million up you probably have thirty maybe forty coming onto the next eighteen months from what jason oppenheim and his identical twin brett are stars of the net flicks reality show selling sunset we are far and away the number one real estate team in hollywood los angeles real estate experts i would say the market is getting saturated with new construction. There's a surplus of ultra luxury homes the random developers that are building these fifteen thousand square foot apple stores asking forty million dollars. Those aren't selling they shouldn't that's the big difference now. I think its quality. There's to echo what he's saying. I think there is a lot of supply but there's not a lot of great it supply landing buyer for the high end requires creativity. Some agents are making professionally produced movies like these showcasing the life you could lead if you bought the house this place the finest house on the harbor campari aid duffy's on their doctors for starters. Aw celebrities are also getting on the marketing game. When i first sauce stock in nineteen ninety i also fell under it's michael douglas himself narrated. This sales video forces daca his two hundred acre estate on the spanish island of my orca. Ah over the past thirty years i've put my own mark on the place but now he's ready to part with it for thirty two and a half million dollars now. It's time for me to let someone else enjoy the privilege the venture stock and if a celebrity spokesperson doesn't entice you to buy making fun of the over the top amenities sellers are now offering will help feel the deal held in newport. Beach california hasn't room to grow and smoke marijuana ana. What are some of the craziest things that you have seen people put into homes <hes> well. I just saw a forty nine dollars on the street that i used to live on and it has an s._m. So that's unique offer extravagant extras that are a bit more mainstream rydin style. Jason takes takes us for a drive. So do you take all of your clients out and rolls royce to one of the properties. They're selling paint. They comes with all the bells and whistles and then some wine cellar yes and curated with some of the best one in the world and that wine comes the house as well this five bedroom nine bath forty plus million dollar dream home in the hollywood hills. This is the view that forty million dollars will get you. The house comes fully furnished complete with a one hundred and seventy five foot. Long pool is poor wraps around the entire the house its own spa. This is better than a hotel. You've got your dry. Sauna your wet sauna. You'd go get your massaged and then you've got your cold plunge and your plunged all looking over the city and place to keep a dozen cars that looks more like a museum cisse's the garage but nothing is for sure in the real estate market this twelve bedroom twenty one bathroom home in bel air used to be the most expensive home for sale in the u._s. I think people really just realize is that they wanna live in this beautiful environment. It's it's absolutely spectacular way of life here. House hit the market in two thousand seventeen a whopping two hundred fifty million million dollars budget. Everything had to be absolutely the best included with the house thirty million dollars worth of incredible cars seven fulltime. I am staff members and copter two years later. The house is still for sale with a one hundred million dollar. Price cut back at the andy warhol house. They are pulling out all the stops to entice buyers. Even throwing in five of the iconic artists prints. Every piece has a story when it comes to war and that's what i love about it and the only car he ever owned this nineteen seventy-four rolls royce go for a quick. I'll be back and you can get this house all the art and the car for a mere seventeen point seven five a million dollars to fire again. It's burgum. It sounds crazy to us but in this luxury space a lot of the homes we sell our bought with the furniture and the art art. It's hard to go to galleries and a master own collection so this homecomings turnkey for those who can afford to live large the party so to speak far from over for nightline marci gonzales in los angeles and finally tonight true friendship connor miller of cumming. Georgia has cerebral palsy connor is also a huge which kansas city chiefs fan so he turned nineteen years old this week his buddies gave him the best gift ever opened up football signed by several pat mahomes travis kelsey miekel hardman honey badger sammy watkins eric fisher desert a sweet sweet celebration for one fan is in wavering band of brothers. What a show of love. It was helen keller who said it is better to walk with a friend in the dark that alone in the light. That's nightline. You can always catch your full episodes on hulu. Thanks for the company. America have a great weekend. Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals better help online counseling. Is there for you connect with your professional counselor hausler and a private online environment scheduled secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist listeners. 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Jackpot - The Power Trip After Party

The Power Trip After Party

23:11 min | 7 months ago

Jackpot - The Power Trip After Party

"Shinano tallest, not the same thing out at the Fisher House. The Fisher House I know is a huge part of the country for somebody like my husband for them to know that their family members are being taken care of that's a huge burden off of them. So they can concentrate on their therapies just having that assurance that no matter what as long as we were there, for Anson that someone would be there to take care of us. Took so much weight off our shoulders. How can you help good fisherhouse dot org the power grid after forty podcast presented by Bud Light Seltzer available now in the podcast section of the iheartradio. APP. And on KFI DOT. COM WE'RE GONNA start to sing all right nine, twenty, two, twenty, twenty, eight, fifty, nine, am the power trip after Party podcast. Early Hardcore Luke having my best these sons of bitches all my games, I. Understand just don't stay. Just well above their. Game this is lovely. Thank you for having my back. Of course. Always, we'll always have your back into a board game yeah. Hawk you didn't go Indiana yesterday. Did You Remember that reference. Oh. I did not I did not stand up sixty nine, my dad yesterday coming. Probably. If you had three wishes would one of them be for Chris Sake to stand up sixty nine zone dead. Hard to argue against that. It'd be a worthwhile. Use of my wishes. Three wishes? For my family to always be healthy not my friend screw you guys know. But like my family to always be healthy. For sauce after. The stand ups. On for my mom to live forever because she's the greatest thing kind of the same thing or is that a separate shows? No that Like. The endless ability to travel exactly how I want to. Go to like I'd want I. Don't know if that would be like endless money so that I could just travel probably wherever I want you all. Right. You would want to the ability to teleport or something. Yeah. The whole package being able to travel the way I want. Which three is what? 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Stepping like a step ladder I don't think that's how that works. It's like a support you. Yeah. Monkey Bar. Swing. There's some leftovers I have. A man has been sentenced to forty years in prison in Texas after plotting to kill rape and eat someone. Oh, Jesus do that prosecutors say twenty-three-year-old. Barter began to prowl the dark web with a self-described interest and cannibalism and grow feely. Ah. When he began to seek people online who would let him eat and kill them I'm GONNA kill. Them I in the Nathan but you never know and undercover cop decided to contact and posing as a thirteen year old girl. Barter reportedly told the girl about his plans and provide a detailed instructions including to meet in the town of joke when. He was arrested when he showed up at the rendezvous point, apparently carrying a sack of tools to carry out his crime Jesus. How about? Thirteen I know thank God there's some. Notes the worst man. GETS TO BE CAREFUL. Out. there. A. British. Man is facing charges for going on a drunken rampage while on a flight to a Spanish island in Spain I have not I to go to. Spain never been looked. You've ever watched hawk, stand up sixty nine is dead I have not yet but. I can make travel to Spain your family's healthy Christmas Dad or having a hell of a time. The world's a better place you. Pull that up on my computer. All access, right I'm GONNA confuse because I'm not going to know why I'm doing it. But still that's fine I. I want you to be confused right my things. If I'm starting, I WANNA finish you know I want to be good at it. Not According to give and I've seen it done. So many times that I think I'm pretty good at it. For sure? authorities say the twenty, nine year old dude we were talking about on the island of. Flight. was heavily intoxicated while traveling on a plane do palm day melodic. which translates to the palm is in micro. I was GONNA. Say you got angry when the crew refused to serve him another drink? When Civil Guard members confronted him a fight broke out which led him somehow biting off his friends, right ear. Jesus. Lord what. They detained took him a the jail they took his buddy to the hospital but the thing is I can understand this war on a plane. I heard the story and it was in a bar around how many outlets like that is ridiculous. Don't do that. But when I hear it's an a plane and I understand being irrational and drunk on brain. Yeah I. Do get out this could unfold you. And they say no. Thanks all over. The world's oldest animal sperm has been found in sauces mouth when my God. Jesus, Crime. It's too far. Just in your mouth and throat none of those were plucked Daddy. Got Headphones, and none of those like. Was it they're actually the oldest animals has been found a detailed the. Oil Science Journal say paleontologists discover the sample eight, hundred, million year old piece of amber. It, was specifically in the reproductive tract of an ancient female crustacean that was encased in resin just like a that's dressing hard. What I read that I thought this is it going to do this because because I can't wait it's a good question I. doubt it. Okay. The Jack Mask Hockey 'cause he's kinder to me I'm. Yeah. You are whatever happened to the recreation of the woolly mammoth bit. Did that ever I think there's still working not okay. On his that'd be sweet. It'd be sweet. Yeah. Research is GONNA be pissed? Yeah. He's actually here they. would. Got Researchers say these firm is double the age of the oldest possible fossil animal sperm. Found up to now and one of the researchers said it tasted funny. Jackie. That is something I'll never understand, but I'm grateful for. What. What don't tell? Me about it you know what I'm saying. All right. Zach be quiet. Please say what did you say over there? It's crazy like when you guys do like ghost stories and I rolled my eyes fucking. This is so fucking downright. What if you're a person that thinks the earth is six thousand years old and you just read that story that 100-million-year-old like sperm and it's an amber and all its drastic park. Right it's also the color that sperm sample apparently, but I mean you must think that just. That I just. Think that you can you spell. Conspiracy Theory. This. Theory right. But people they're trying to make us think we've been here longer than the earth is six thousand years older like a good chunk of Americans. Not a good chunk a chunk. More than we would like. Ben Carson's one of them. Yeah six, thousand years old. Ben Carson. Ran, for president now, the Housing Secretary. He's the guy that. Seemingly Falls Asleep during debates. Can I? Okay I've I saw some I saw this controversy for. Not yet on twitter yesterday and. I'm curious because I don't know much about either of these people could can you? I don't know if you can't even talk about it but that Katie Nolan thing did you guys see this? Lock, Jason. Whitlock. Who she is I just. Wrote this article? V Article saying that Katie Nolan basically basically is. Only, made it where she is because of her looks like she's terrible, she's not funny. It's like the apart tuition whitlock fuck clay travis those two Fox are just trolls. Yeah. They're just click bait they're just playing they're just I don't even need to know what he said it. Everywhere with lock works now for outkick the coverage or whatever that drives the two of them are just Fox, their jobs just awful. I don't know I. didn't know anything about Jason Whitlock new I know Clay Travis but I didn't know and I don't know Katie Nolan that. She is basically saying that but that she is the epitome of white privilege and she only got there because of that, she's white and she looks good. Okay. So as curious about that and then but in his article, he never gave an example of why she's not good. You know what I mean like it was. So I was curious if you guys knew anything about her. Anything. Loose lady that's on Maria Taylor he wrote about her. He's just because the guy the guy in Chicago got fired because he basically said that she I remember the exact words but he said that she had an outfit on that. She would work to the he basically said it's this Monday. Is the SAVION. Yes right? He got because she she had. She had her shoulders expose shit wasn't even remotely like she's. And she was very stunning and it looked great I think she's really good on the air to very pretty address was not even remotely singing. Here's who gives a fuck what she's wearing, but it's it's just so fucking dumb no somebody basically said that. who was the when stuff like that goes viral and people like? Wit Log and Clay Travis think like your we go. They just get fucking raked through the coals with their nonsense they're just looking for attention but it works Because people. Love it like you guys do anything. With lock it fired and clay. Travis brought him in. He's been fired everywhere because of stuff like that. Yeah yeah, that doesn't shock me at all his basically his take was I'm ugly and fat. And if I was a woman, I wouldn't be on TV. He said Shit like that before. Okay. No no he's not TV so good or at least not as often. People around the world are celebrating the birthdays of fictional hobbits. Though and Frodo Baggins. Today is National Hobbit. Day. Oh. Okay Yeah Liberty delayed farms in racers down stakes, jobs, ribs chicken liver directly to your doorstep Liberty Delight Farms Dot Com scheduled your delivery today fresh meats, raise rate. Now, is the chance to use reliable energy to grow your money with the Dominion Energy Reliability Investment. 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So you can feel that they're all. There's a lot of continuity, the crew the like the acting great Orlando Bloom's Great Ian mckellen's Great. Yeah. I think I'd like it who the fuck plays A. I guess name that plays Frodo King Yeller King Kings in his yard. Sean Astin Sean Asks Him. Oh Yeah Yet. Vigo Mortenson 's awesome in it. It's really good. Fun Yeah. like nerdy shifts and do. A man who knows where his surfboard ended up. I should say a man now knows where his surfboard ended up after he lost off the shores of why in two thousand eighteen, the board made its way over five thousand miles to the Philippines. Wow. The boards original owner Doug, Falter said he was contacted by man who bought the board from fishermen shortly after falter lasted. Asphalt or was to lose the board he says, he is excited that it fell into the hands of someone who wanted to learn how to surf alter now raising money to give them surfing him. Somehow been so great story go back for one second sure Carl have you ever dated somebody that you think other people would consider a nerd? Oh yeah like. Give me the level of nerd them how nerd is dude just a good look nerd. Dated across the board like me the nerdy described Nerdy as dude, you've dated in why was nerdy? Give nerds out there that listening some hope. I don't I don't know if I don't know if it'd be nerdy. He did some he was nuts like but not not like in A. Bad. Way, but like Oh, there's a video of him out there. That's really funny. Okay. I can't. We're not GONNA attack because you're trying not to out who it is. Yeah. Nerdy this do you think he was nerdy? Well was more like a dirty outer professional upper level, really like very smart owned company. Like Technology Company design. On Moss. I'm Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg? The Wall burgers. Sir. I would take mark. Mark Wahlberg. He's cute and he's got a coast of his hopefully. It's all of his terrible behavior. Indeed, dated all sorts of people nerds. Married one. True. Married. Data married people. Data. Data guy in a band. I don't think. So 'cause you said last week guitar the genius. For you clearly like Bret Michaels. which by the way, if you hear that update them. They just they just don't want a book interviews right now I swear I drive it is me. When I think he is A. Large. Number of times I've requested an interview that he has banned me from his pr like I think that they know me Zach. Story. Even like the clip like look here's looking at the kind of reaction we got here's the prank we pulled on this gallic. The shows got good ratings. Let's get bread on promote all of his stuff. and. At this point where does not really doing another round meteorite now? So He's trying he we legitimately trying to make it up to you for Ryan Donald's new I. Don't even need you. I don't even want it but we're going to. Do His ruined it for me. 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Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined

Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

28:59 min | 11 months ago

Top 6 Places To Get Quarantined

"Yeah US dollars dreaming of not being landlocked to Especially during a quarantine see lovers you mean. Land Lubbers L. landlubbers call. I thought you said land lovers and I was like aren't you land Lubber. The word like landlubbers. I'm not sure gotta look it up the extra pack of Peanuts Travel podcast episode or twenty five in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. Florida passed the Beethoven's babies bill which requires every single day care in the state to play at least one of classical music a day only in Florida. Oh as a former high school history teacher and also someone who myself is enrolled in a year long learning program. I believe that we should never stop trying to learn more and further our education but travelers a lot of times. We think well I want to get out and I WANNA see the world. I want do this. 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Diaries Monday Wednesday Friday which are shorter form unedited and kind of off the cuff shows but and we got a lot of questions in and we did a lot of. Ask US anything. So if you haven't listened to some of them they are going out on the podcast feed as well as a quarantine diaries and also GDP but we got some questions in that. Were so good that we wanted to expand on them and make them their own show so today we have one question but we made an entire show out of it but also and I figured why not why not recorded on video as well just in case. You're really enjoying that platform. And I have to say the only person I would want to be corn tnd with for a long amount of time. Is You and our kids really. Yeah I mean that's kind of the deal with the life partner I guess thank you. That's a compliment. I mean it's been good overall. We have been doing pretty well during the quarantine I would say. The first week was really rough. 'cause none of us knew what to expect. It was pretty crazy. Our schedule was on Fox. But now it's kind of settled into a routine and that goes into the question for today that we're going to be answering. We figured we should answer this before too much changes. Because it's very apropos. To this moment and that is from at Ellen Flynn so Allen Flint thank you for the question s. Your question was so good. And he's so good that we decided to a whole podcast. And here's the question. If you had to be quarantined for a month anywhere in the world where would it be? And why now? I can't just give one answer. I can't so we each three. Well we're going to rank them in order to start with number three and then countdown to the one of our favorite place. I forgot that this question included. If you're quarantined for a month I was actually thinking it. Hey if you're quarantined for an extended amount of time meaning right now we basically in quarantine from the mid March to mid may probably another possibly another month coming so I kind of looked at? I don't know if it changes the answer at all but I looked at like two or three months I looked at it as a month or more. Yeah I was Kinda thinking like it might be two months but anyway for at least a month. You're corentin somewhere. And where would it be now? When I was thinking of the answer to this question I took into a couple of factors account a couple of factors. Yeah what I took into a couple of factor. I took into account a couple of actors. Unedited are we. Are we editing this podcast because sometimes role we added the podcast? Especially if we really mess up and we just It but I guess you know we're just this is the new us. The new unedited US new normal. I took into account a few factors and a lot of that had to do with. You know if we're quarantined because of Covid then I would wanna be places where if we did get sick there would be infrastructure. Set out for that. We feel comfortable with so. That's why my first one is an honorable mention and and also distance to and so the honorable mention. Should I just jump right in? I guess or did you get what was the factors will come out as as we go by also infrastructure also took into account for me. It was more like. Is there stuff around like grocery stores right and get certain things like the food of that place where we are no might have some restaurants or takeout from this is kind of the point of the quarantine question right? It's not just like where would you wanNA to be for a month? Take all this new account so I actually do not have an honorable man so my honorable mention in it was a place that I came to mind when we talked about doing. One can't rule in the one minute rules. I mean no co long-term because colon. This is GonNa make my list. Because I thought it could. I don't know to open if you're part of the island that gets really remote. I mean maybe there's nothing really opened so then. Are you able to get groceries? What is it kind of? Looks like obviously be able to get some supplies but you might get a bit bored or a might become. Yeah so I also really far from home for us so I would be happy to plan ahead. And so we're GONNA take a flight and go somewhere and get quarantined there but you know if someone in our family got sick or there or we wanted to for some reason. Go home because we were too sick like. I don't think I would want to be a twenty hour flight from home so but that was my honorable mention. And we've been two colon to in Thailand and we love it there and it's a beautiful island and it's a great place to escape. Yeah I just wasn't sure what the infrastructure would be like and we haven't been there for four five years so things change different and I do trust the Thai health system because I had to go to an emergency room there and I had like an eye infection and another time and you know their medical systems. I feel comfortable with but you know it's just. It's a little bit far from home in that particular. Ireland is a little remorse. You don't have an honorable mention. I guess it would be your honestly orange. Yeah I was thinking and scratch on the list for the reasons that you mentioned for the most part so all right so you're number three again. These are ordered data recounting to the the one that you ultimately want to be your number three okay so this is my number three but it could also be number one okay. Well it's number three and it's it's Florida and specifically Saint Petersburg Florida. We love it so much and there isn't rally wants to go down to small Petersburg Florida right now during the quarantine someone to his left dozen so I find this very intriguing that this is your number three place in the world. You want to be quarantined that well. Here's the reasons why we've been there before we love it. We can drive there. We don't even have to get on a flight. I mean it would be seventeen hour plus drive but we could get to it without flying. It's still in the United States and it could have been high on my list because we are kind of. Potentially Planning on getting quarantined. There is another wave of this happens in the fall or winter. Were thinking okay. Instead of being safe at home and Pennsylvania in the winter. We'll just plan ahead and you know rent an Airbnb or an apartment in Florida so that we can be somewhere warmer so to me. That's just like an easy option and now that it's warmer in Pennsylvania because we're coming right into summer travel wants to drive to Florida right now and I'm thinking well it's pretty far to go in. The weather's here but for the winter. Yes I did not take into account that we have to get on put like I didn't say oh it's during the quarantine we're getting planning putting ourselves at risk. I looked at it as I can get here safely and then I would be here so I have places that I've places you can fight to okay so I didn't think like all right now today in the middle of this pandemic I'm GonNa play an I said pay before everything kind of a popped off. I WOULD. I would be getting there safely. So That's how I look soft. It's not champion bottom okay. It's pandemic popoff man. They did pop up that was pre pandemic all the sports teams. I went to La and on a Monday and on Friday. The airport was dead and it all happened in that one week. Forty quick in the middle of March where the US was know the rest of the world as well like the you know w showed called it a pandemic all in that one week and yeah things got created pop pop off. That's like a pound. The world changed in week. Our world changes in a week. Some places already changed in Italy previously but it happened pretty quick there to speak give California. My number three is in California okay and it is the San Diego area. We've always spent a little bit of time to seven days. I'm thinking if I wanted to be somewhere. It might be outside of the city. I I would wanna be on the beach. I want to have a house on the beach. Oh l. The where even further north and entities but sitting. This is nice something like that. A little place on the beach where there's not much going on but they're certainly restaurant. You can take out grocery stores things like that. Obviously California a one of the kind of on the front lines on centers of this pandemic. So that's not exactly ideal but that being said I think they're taking a lot more stricter measures which is Kinda nice too so anyway I would like. I just like that area and to me. If I'm getting stranded somewhere it has the creature comforts that I want. But it has the ocean plus it has really good temperature so I kind of looked at it as hey it's started mid March when it was still really cold and gross other places and now it's getting an inmate so it's getting nicer here but for those two months. We went through a transition where it's really rainy in Philadelphia. So I WANNA be in San Diego. Where has been nice weather all time getting nicer? You know maybe the beaches are opening up a little bit so That's that's for me. Yeah San Diego area north of San Diego so my next two are not in the. Us minute end. When I when I was thinking of places I was thinking of islands specifically because they're not hit us hard because of population but I also wanted them to be bigger islands that would have cities or infrastructure in them and so I started thinking of my favorite places in the world. Anti number two is an island in Greece. However we've never been to this island and that's the island of Crete. I loved the islands that we did go to in Greece and dying to get back there and explore more and I feel like creepy because it's the biggest island and it would. Have you know the best infrastructure for hospitals probably and you know food if we wanted to get takeout posing love? Greek Food Greek food right now our own Greek food. You know. It's pretty easy so we like the culture and we like the food and I imagine you know the beaches would be beautiful and I just feel like we could live with a little more freedom on an island because it wouldn't have necessarily have to be as strict because there's less people and there's probably less risk of getting cove in nineteen because I just don't think some of the island places have been hit as hard so we are recording at around lunchtime and thinking. I was show a Greek restaurant around us. That was fantastic. Because that's what is. There was a brand new Greek restaurant in our town. The opened up before this month before. I didn't get a chance to go to and I don't know if it's still going to be around. That's that's one of the major downside. Is His business struggling through it but we don't have to get into that much. Stay positive dreaming here. I'm going to an island to okay. It is also a very big island. Okay and he guesses Some people forget it might. It's an island at might forget that it's an K New Zealand hot. No you don't WanNa go there. I mean it's an island but it's so big when you think you might think of these small islands of the cabin. I'm going to New Zealand. Okay one that is a great choice. Responded to the coronavirus was very good so much that it's it's pretty much done there which is great also wanted to go to. New Zealand for a long time. That's such a good infrastructure. Pick I even think I guess because it's pretty far and so I was trying to keep it like a little closer to home than being in Europe. Is You know easy for us whether you know what kind of coming out of summer. So that's fine to the weather is getting colder there in the southern hemisphere as the pandemic ozone by in March. Pretty good so I would definitely definitely definitely say New Zealand for me. Probably just find me like a little because we've never been there. I can't speak to specific places but somewhere on the north island that like a little beach town outside of Auckland kind of same San Diego. So we're not in the city necessarily outside we have the Amenities. There's plenty of infrastructure and we're just hanging out and we're going to the beach and we get to experience New Zealand. I would say I'd love to have can prevent around but I don't think it was that safety maybe weren't allowed so for this trip to New Zealand. This staying on plays theoretical trip. I would have just had a place on the beach outside of Auckland somewhere. Where never been so not sure what town but that's what I would have been doing. Yeah I would do that anytime time especially doing so I would definitely do that. Pick for sure and one thing that I thought about is that I didn't want to be near cities because you going through this and we're fortunate that we have backyard even if it's very small and we're able to get outside so the places that I picked had nature in mind when you think of New Zealand you think of nature because you wanna be able to get outside and explore safely and if you're in a big city I mean that's kind of impossible to do so I stayed away from any type of city. Yeah not not Manhattan was not the not the island yeah. I don't know why that's what I was thinking like when you big island is there's a lot of big island. Australia thought you might go with Australia because I was actually thinking Australia and saying like oh I wanna go to like bond. I beach area. That we've never been before. And just whip into bon diabetes. Excuse me excuse cold coke Brisbane and old clothes okay. So sure but then. I didn't know Australia's response. I haven't really looked it up. I'll show you response to this. How it worked signed just said well New Zealand. I know they're getting all types of accolades for for basically crushing this thing. So thought yeah. Let's do it. Yeah that's smart choice l. Like it all right. We're already APP. May Number One could made this five but we decided can't a little tighter three so my number one place is a place we have been to before and it is also an island. Do you have any guesses? Oh man I mean I was GONNA say Corsica. Right from the yeah. It's it's not clear sky. Okay Scott because I love it. It's in the Mediterranean so okay and we've been there and we been there. Is it another Greek island? No Spanish island. It's more interesting. The reason I picked it is because Palma is a really beautiful city and it's a big city so again I feel like they would have a good amount of infrastructure there for pandemic purposes. But I wouldn't want to be in Palma you know I would wanna have a little beach house somewhere where I could see a theme here water and around word and especially with the kids just being able to get outdoors with them because being cooped up inside in the cold weather in March and April was pretty challenging for us. I mean even as adults. We wanted to get outside but with kids. It's even harder and they're used to going places and in the winter. If we're home we're going to indoor activities like the library or story times or you know the Ymca are just know plates cows but we couldn't do any of that during this pandemic so just really important to me in places where we could go outside in. The weather would be nice back to my Orca any day. I wonder what it is like there. Right now tourism. I probably not a lot of people were allowed in or whatever so it would be much quieter which is not a bad thing. Yeah but it's pretty easy to get around. The roads are nice. So even if you're staying outside of Palma probably yeah many cool bugged areas where you can and it's pretty affordable. I mean when we went we stayed at a resort. But there were plenty of Airbnb as where. It was like a little seaside house. We're not talking about a huge mansion. But something really just sustainable in normal and affordable to live in camp out in for month or more. Yeah my number one. I blame a facebook friend and a real life friend Stephen mcphillips for this. Oh so my never WANNA bit interesting. I would be going to Switzerland Truth so specifically I would go. I would go to somewhere. I would go to a lake in Switzerland and so I would either go to Lake Geneva and live in one of the areas right around Lake Geneva so the place. I'm specifically thinking we had a chateau when I lived there for four months. We had a show in a town called a role which is about outside of thirty minutes outside of Luzon and it was on a vineyard and then I walked across the street and I had a beach right on Lake Geneva so I could live in that house and now it'd be perfect. You know there was drink wine. Drink wine there's a little town of rolled right the road. You know you go get your bag yet your cheeses. Whatever that's not a bad option price would be a bit. Maybe it'd be a little expensive. It costs to rent that Chateau right off right so price might be a little bit expensive the other place that I would consider going and Steven one of the things that got me thinking about this. Is He our buddy who runs a mill town townhouse in? Dingle Ireland. Some of you have stayed. Dare I know because he's told me that you've told him that you found out about it from us. So that's he actually just bought a hotel in Switzerland called Hotel Oberland in the louder. Brune valley right in Interlocken and so I just been seeing his pictures and it's pretty deserted and yet the mountains and you have the lakes. It's just you know stunningly gorgeous outdoor scenery and so the temperature not perfect march. April may starting to get better. You have the mountains so yeah I thought the lakes and the mountains lakes might be a little cold but you just could be outside all the time. Just leave her there and biking in the in the league's in Interlocken were cold because of all the snow melting from the mountains. I would prefer like Geneva. If we're if we'RE GONNA mean Switzerland. It's just my pick. If I'm jumping on that bandwagon with you. Yeah together it would also be called it was. It is called in March and April but again of the mountain so you can go and see the lake and it's starting to get warmer now may into June. So you're getting the ability to swim in. But you have the mountains you have the lakes. Swiss food is decent. You know not our favorite. So you're a little bit of minors there but just the natural beauty. I've just thinking what where's the place? I would want to go outside all the time and when I have been there and when I lived there I wanted to go outside all the time so I think we should pick a part each other's options a little bit. I would say for your list. We had was the San Diego Diego Zealand and Switzerland. I from your list would do New Zealand as my number one okay. Then San Diego Thence Fence Switzerland as May I ask your number was I'm saying it I'm not opposed to it. I the fine we can on the fly here bumps New Zealand up to number one. Okay Switzerland because I saw Stevens pictures every day on facebook. I just got me dreaming like quarantine dream at the moment. Just because of any owns a hotel and he kept saying. If anyone could get here you could stay for free has been what's on your mind on my mind of a neat place. I didn't actually try to do it to be controversial. It was my one second answer. Hey you're one of the first thing I put on my list was that and I just because it's so beautiful I couldn't move it but as we're talking on it sure it's fine could be chilly. It is beautiful five New Zealand slipping above San Diego. I'M GONNA keep it three Sunday to all right. So you Bummed Zealander to on the Ellen to one and To is anything you want to change with your list. Now that we've gone through it and now I don't think okay I don't think so. Yeah I mean. I was Gr- to Mediterranean islands. I'M NOT GONNA have an issue with that and then your number three was Florida Florida which I absolutely right for us especially. I'm not picking apart. Doubtless I'd go to any three of those in a heartbeat. Sign me up all right well. Hey there was all of them. Were around the war all around wanting to our destinations. We wanted to be outside during this. Because you can start to feel really trapped if you're just inside one place during a quarantine and an international pandemic so yeah we're thinking nature and water weren't nature water warms your water one for sure water you know see as great. A few of those had mine had a lake so that works to. Yeah just anywhere that that is. We love being on Water. And we're not where we currently live. House is not on the water or House is not actually near water. The closest water is an hour and a half away when it comes to you know a beat. Gio So yeah. Us landlubbers dreaming of not being landlocked especially during according to see lovers. You Mean Land Lubbers L. landlubbers right. I thought you said land lovers and I was like. Aren't you a Lover Land? Lubber the Word Golf landlubbers. I'm not sure gotTA look it up guys lettuce us. This is Super Fun for us on TV. We're also obviously on your podcast feed as well let us know. Where would you WANNA be quarantined? 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June 14, 2019: Bill Gates On Tech And Privacy; Trump Blames Iran For Tanker Attack

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June 14, 2019: Bill Gates On Tech And Privacy; Trump Blames Iran For Tanker Attack

"This message comes from here and now sponsor indeed. If you're hiring with indeed, you can post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard. Get started at indeed dot com slash NPR podcast. President Trump says Iran did it. He says, Iran carried out the attack onto oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, yesterday. The president made the statement during a nearly fifty minute interview on FOX and friends this morning. You're no they did it because you saw the boat. I guess one of the mines didn't explode, and it's probably got essentially Iran written all over it. And you saw the boat at night, trying to take to mine off, and successfully took the mind off the vote, and that was exposed. And that was that was Dan, President Trump is referring to rather grainy video released by the US military that purportedly shows Iranian special forces, removing and unexploded mind from the side of one of the damaged oil, tankers, Assan Ruhani, Iran's president denied that Tehran had anything to do with the attacks Jim Walsh is here now security analyst. He's with us acuity studies program at MIT. Hello, jim. You're gonna be with you. So set this up for us, what exactly happened between these two tankers? In the Gulf, and what led up to it. Well, what happened is we've had two attackers from two different countries. That were disabled by mines now there's still some dispute about that. The Japanese owner of one of the tankers said that he believed based on, I witness testimony from his staff, that a shell or projectile of some kind had a hit his ship, and there's a debate, you know, could it be torpedo was it a floating? Mine was an attach mine. I mean, the video sort of suggests that if the video was real that it's an attachment. So we've had two tankers disabled, no one killed no one injured the but this isn't a broader context, you'll remember few weeks ago, another couple of tankers were attacked. And then really the starting point for all this, if we really are trying to get to the origins, is it the US adopted a policy. President Trump's policy of maximum pressure, including trying to drive Iran's oil exports to zero the president's trying to strangle, Iran economically destroy its economy and surprise. Prize rather than simply lying on the ground in saying, kick me, again, you know, it may be that Iran is pushing back now it may be that, there are others who are responsible for this is a so called false flag operation. But I just don't think you know, we have enough information to be able to assess that at this point. But if these two tankers neither of these tankers were flagged to the United States. So why would Iran want to attack to d- had nothing to do with Donald Trump presumably, of course? So the, the reason is that Iran has said for again, if it is Iran, Iran set for some time that if it's denied the ability to export oil on the Persian Gulf, then no one is going to be able to export. These are their words not mine. And it's a way for them to sort of raise the cost of this maximum pressure policy, that's being enforced upon them by trying to basically scuttle or at least interrupted any kind of oil flow. I mean in some ways this is like a fight, you know, at a sporting event, some guy throws a punch the other guy retaliates the recipes sees the guy retaliating and calls the foul. Now, of course, no one should be punching anyone and no one should be killed, you know, hurting tankers in the Gulf. But the reason why we are here in the first place is that we're trying to deny Iran, any ability to export its main the backbone of its economy, which is oil. Well, in the case of sports is usually a pretty good quality video in this case, there is a rather grainy video, which you have seen does tell us anything, you know, I don't think it tells you that much. It is grainy. You can't really tell the density of the people I mean you know if it was a false flag. Again, I've some doubts about this. You know, people would be in a boat in uniform that were of the country. They were trying to implicate. It's weirdly cropped. It's sort of starts way you know, we don't see the bona coming. We only see the video of someone trying to remove something. And then we don't see where the boat goes afterwards. So hardly conclusive, but I. I would urge our listeners to to not focus on this. This is sort of the equivalent of a horse race coverage for politics who's ahead who's behind in this case, it's the who done it who, who is responsible for this. And we have this exciting grainy video, this is a distraction. The question is not who the question is, why, why is this happening and it's happening because we're pursuing a policy that's intended to strangle, Iran. Iran is pushing back and if we continue down this path, we're going to end up in yet another war in the Middle East. That's the big question. Why are we doing this? So I wonder if you can answer that, because at the same time that the president is blaming Iran. He's also talking about negotiating with Iran. So he's gone back and forth on this. Right. I when he announced these pointing out of the deal where we wanted to go ship. We're, we're not ready to do it then a couple of weeks ago when we had a couple of incidents. He said, call me, you know, he gave out his phone numbers at call me imagine you're in a relationship a business relationship, a family relationship. Integration ship, and you have a commitment with someone. And that's the person walks out on the commitment and not only walks out insults. You threatens you hurt. You threatens your allies and tries to steal all the money out of your Bank account, and then they say, call me come for dinner. Yeah. I mean, do you think the United States, the President Trump wants a military confrontation with the rum? I don't think the president has a strategic bone in his body. And so I think they're days when he said, no, I don't wanna get tangled up in a war in the Middle East, and then they're going to be other days when he says, I need to hit back. I just, I there's nothing in this presidencies that suggested me through curvier that suggests strategy. I think he's all season himself a counterpuncher it goes with the gut. I don't think he has a plan. I think there are other people in the administration who have a plan, you know, the national security adviser, and the secretary of state have called for regime change in the past. So I think you know. Anything could happen on any given day. And, but the general trend is towards accidental or intentional war in, you know this part of the world, very well on the chances of this happening happening accidentally some kind of confrontation. Well, what happens is something happens. And then each side feels compelled to respond to save face or each side feels well if I take it up a notch the other side will back down and some ways President Trump sort of encourage the Iranians to have that view because when this whole thing went down again two weeks ago, he sort of caved, sorta rushed to say, oh, I want to talk. I wanna talk well what did the how do they think about that? They probably thought any of this guy's a softy, and then they do something, and then you're off to the races. So that's why it's so dangerous Jamal's here. Now security analysts with the security studies program at MIT. Nice to have you here. Good to be with you to Europe now where the rise of populism is changing the political landscape across the continent, most far right? Parties are still minor player. In policymaking, but that is not the case in Austria, the far right freedom. Party shared power with conservatives until a scandal brought down the government last month as Joanna kakissis reports. The party is still popular and could make a comeback. When the government smell last month some of the loudest cheers at a celebration in Vienna. Came from Carlita coats on who's part of a group called granny's against the right. We are all older women, and we all experienced different time, an open society. She says that open society changed in late twenty seventeen. When the conservatives invited the far right Freedom Party into government. This gave licensed hateful values radicalism, and antisemitism and racist society in general. It's all moved more to the right and even more to the extreme rides. She leads the crowd in a song about granny's fighting wolves the war is not won. She worries the far right will return after elections. This September despite a recent scandal involving former Freedom Party leader Heinz, Christian Straka. He was forced to resign vice chancellor last month after a twenty seventeen video of him on a Spanish island surfaced. In the video, he seems to be making Lucy deals with a Russian woman, hosing is the niece of an oligarch close to the Kremlin. The tape was a trap and it brought down the government, the scandal shook up the Freedom Party's leadership, but not its affinity for Russia at the nineteen th century era imperial cafe longtime party member Johan is Hubner explains. The worldview, who's an interest to have a balanced worldwide network of allies to be a US colony. The thing is in Europe. There is overwhelming US influence through NATO through the control of the financial system through the media's sued entertainment industry, other far-right parties in Europe, share this pro Russia stance Reinhard Heinisch a political scientist at the university of Salzburg lists other traits in common. They're also an anti-immigration party there an anti foreign. The party. So they are nativist their unabashedly, nationalist. And this means something in Austria, the birthplace of Adolf Hitler. When he comes to interpreting Austin history, there's certainly many in the Freedom Party who see the defeat of Nazi Germany, not as a victory for the Marcus. But see it as the defeat of for their cause many Austrians played a role in the holocaust after Hitler annexed, their country in nineteen thirty eight Austria, though, did not go through the same process of education is Germany. I mean, it wasn't anti-nazi political consensus in the years of the nineteen forty five, but that was never a consensus that you cannot call rate, politically with the far-right that's Bernard vitamin or at the documentation centre for the Austrian resistance in Vienna. So the two big parties, they've always been flirting with the far-right, and that, of course, contributed massively to normalize policies of this. Nutty. So today, the Freedom Party enjoys the support of nearly one in five Austrians. Like lead. He's a retired IT administrator who runs a monthly meeting of party faithful at a beer and schnitzel restaurant in the NF Miki that side, we may not have as many members the other parties, yet, he says, but each month we grow for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis in VM. Support for here. And now and the following message come from Imber wave the revolutionary new personal thermostat. That's designed to help you find thermal wellness in any situation. Amber wave can put you in control of your comfort in places like you're freezing office uncomfortable airplanes in restaurants, or feeators, after a workout at home and more. Learn more at ember wave dot com and use code NPR to say fifty dollars at checkout, amber. Wave own your temperature. There was an underground culture in New York City during the nineteen eighties. And among its hallmarks were gay and transgendered drag bulls, the FX TV series called pose follows members of New York's drank bowl seen the first season of pose was set in late nineteen eighties and the second season fast forwards to nineteen ninety both cracked the lives of the shows characters during the heat of the aids crisis. NPR's Eric Duggan's has been watching the new season higher. Right. Could you first reintroduce us to the drag ball seen in New York, and who was part of it? Sure. So anybody who knows the Madonna song, vogue, and that video will get a sense of what the drag ball scene was like it was contests where different groups of folks would dress up in these costumes, and it was a way to have chosen family for people who were often rejected by their biological family when they would. Come out as transgender come out as gay posed as a great job of sort of recreating that whole scene giving you a sense of what it felt like to be in the middle weather say that in terms of season one during drag shows that were quote, so fabulous. It'll make your eyes hurt, but that was contrasted with a lot of grit and hardship. And you just alluded to some of that what happens in, in season, two well season sort fast forwards to nineteen ninety and we're in the heart of the aids crisis. The league character impose played by Jay Rodriguez Blanca is HIV positive and in the first episode of the new season, she's talking to her medical professional about the progression of disease, and we get a sense of what people knew what they didn't know about how HIV and aids worked, and her medical professional is played by Sandra Bernhardt. So let's check it out. We've got a clue, so. But it's, it's just a number. It's a way of flagging how much care patient needs. Not I'm feeling fine. I've been amazing actually last winter. When my kids got sick. I didn't have a sniffle at all. I mean, sometimes you can't tell what is doing to your immune system. So I'm dying. No, you're not dying. You still plenty of t cells to fight with. But we can't let those numbers drop any lower and back then there weren't medications available debt could help rebuild your immune system like we have now so it really wasn't death sentence. Yes, it really was a horrific thing that happened to people, and it took longer to figure out what was going on in part, because it was such a stigma attached to getting the disease in the first place, then some official outlets, including the US government were dragging their feet in terms of providing resources for research for treatment. Eric, I to ask you about some of the other actors in, in this series. The show made an icon out of one of its lead actors. Reporter let's listen to a clip of his character, the announcer Pretell, who's getting in the face of a trans woman who didn't show up for a protest concern about winning trophy, then you are about our government spreading lies about us and an effort that. And we're and we're queer. They don't give. So we better start caring about ourselves. So Billy porter has also gained fame for peering on red carpets in tuxedos that then morph into evening, gowns, as I think he did on the Tony awards the other night, I witnessed his finery in person at the Peabody awards, just just last month. The brother bring it. Yeah. Well, I mean, what's amazing what's great about Billy is that he is a bridge between that seen being a person who was there when it was actually happening, and now playing a character in the show. But yeah, there are a lot of great new performers. I mean pose makes history by featuring the most transgender actors and most gay series regular characters in scripted series in mainstream television. So I talked about in Jay Rodriguez who plays block the main character. And there's this powerful scene where Billy Porter's character, and Blanca, go to a place where they are interring unclaimed bodies, you know, the people who died from. Aides or sort of placed in these unmarked graves, just boxes and boxes stacked up in these large holes in the ground in this, the flip side of this joyous celebration that the drag ball, competitions are, and it perfectly sort of encapsulates, the two worlds that the series is negotiating. It's, it's really an amazing thing to see it in mazing thing to see recreated. If you're old enough to remember what it was, like when it was happening the series is called pose. It's entering its second season on FX before we let you go, where the weekend is upon us. Do you have any picks for good viewing over the weekend? There's an interesting series called city on a hill that starts on Showtime, featuring Kevin bacon as this corrupt FBI cop in Boston. And if you have extra time you can always go back and see when they see us on net flex people are still talking about it. You know, some people are losing jobs, and resigning from positions over the impact from the series which retails the story, the central park five from their perspect-. Tive. There's a lot of great stuff out there. That's come to television, the last couple of weeks. So it's, it's good time to catch up NPR critic, Eric Diggins. We have our assignment, thank you very much. I've always of leisure, and here's a taste of what it sounded like last night in Toronto. Toronto Raptors fans going wild as their team beat the Golden State Warriors one fourteen to one ten to win the NBA championship. This is the first time a team from outside the US has won the NBA title. And in fact, it's the first major sports title for a Canadian team in a quarter century, the CBC's David common joins us now from Toronto, David, I hear you were out on the streets last night with people celebrating this victory did Candida like wake up with one big hangover today. Yeah. I think absolutely. And I would say it's not just the city of Toronto. This really was across country thing that reviewing parties in stadiums and arenas and homes in bars and restaurants from coast to coast to coast, like even into a are Arctic region that when people up and loud and excited, but certainly on the streets, hundreds of thousands of people who'd either been in Jurassic Park outside the arena, where the raptors normally play or had themselves been at home or or wherever, and we're just overjoyed. Yeah, I bet know I was going to say in the United States when a team wins the championship it's it's a victory for the city or the state where that team plays. But as you say, this is a a, a win for the entire country. Can you talk more about just how captivated all of Canada was, you know, I think there's a lot of bandwagon people. I'm certainly a bandwagon person. I do go to raptors game. But like one season and I don't know all the stats and all the players and everything about them. I certainly know a lot more now. And I would I would suggest there's a lot of people right across the country who are like that. But at the same time in the Toronto area itself, I kind of look back to nineteen ninety two when the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series for the first time in many ways that was the moment where we said, you know, Toronto were we could be a world, class city Canada. We can actually compete here. It was this sort of an inferiority complex thing going on. And there was a little bit of that, as well with the raptors but the city has changed so much since the Jays one that. World series. It's grown by two million people and the kinds of people are different. It's much more diverse. You know much richer as a result. And so to look at, on the street compared to when I was in, like early high school back in nineteen Ninety-two to today. It just looks different. Same kind of energy much bigger crowd, but a total togetherness, and in a world where we are so divided. It's just nice for people of all backgrounds can be together and hugging each other. And there was that I was on, on the air last night, people were coming up and just hugging. Well, this was a very close game came down to the final seconds. The raptors were playing a team in the warriors that had been to the NBA finals for five straight years did fans feel confident that they could pull this out and win the series. Do you know I think there was a lot greater confidence on Monday for game five? I think there was a feeling of certainty that, of course they had to win at that point, ultimately. They didn't they lost by one point. And so last night, people came into Jurassic Park and other places perhaps, with a lot of hope but with less absolute certainty that this was going to happen. And then as the game, progressed, like it was it was tight through most of the game, even into that final minute a complete nail biter. So where I was in Jurassic Park this, you know, this area, right outside the, the arena. It was, it was tense like it went from really excited to really, really call them to give you an idea Drake. The rim of the rapper whose from Toronto and is this icon for the raptors in his at so many of the games and has been to so many of the games, whether it's in Oakland or here in Toronto through this final series. He was sitting on this stage into route Jurassic Park with his entourage, and he was sitting for most of the game in that final minute. He. He was up. He was up the entire time and dot kind of energy, you felt not just in Jurassic Park, but on an all the surrounding streets, where people had gathered in front of big TV's, hundreds of thousands of people. So the raptors big star quiet Leonard. He was the most valuable player for this series. But he's also a now a free agent. What's the sense? There is, is Leonard staying. We don't want to talk about. We got to talk. Should we just go onto the next? I think the only the only question to co I Leonard here during during the play offs seems to have been if you bought a house in Toronto you bought a house in Toronto yet. In fact, there's a condo developer whose offered in the penthouse suite for free. Come on long as he stays. No. He doesn't need that, but, you know, it gives you the sense of the desire to have this guy, staying not see this team broken up. I don't know what happens. And there'll be lots of talking about that, but it probably won't be till after Monday the victory parade. Yeah. Let the party go on. That's the CBS's David come and speaking with us from Toronto, where I guess, now the question across Canada is when will your NHL teams win a championship. David, thanks so much. No problem. And it doesn't matter as much the country, shifting the country's shifting terms of what it likes. Bow sling season for retailers in the US. The Commerce Department today reported strong gains and sales in may. And this morning's report also revised the March and April numbers upward. That's a good sign for the economy, but experts say there are clouds gathering on the horizon. Mike, Regan is senior editor at Bloomberg news. I Mike, so tell us about the retail numbers. What is driving Americans to shop? More this spring, that consumer element of the economy, which is supremely important is still pretty strong. If you look at unemployment, it remains at an almost fifty year, low consumer confidence was another report that came out today, and those readings remain near some of the highest levels of this century. And also, you have gasoline prices remained pretty tame down a little bit compared to this time last year. So all in all the consumer is a holding firm at this point, despite like you said some uncertainty about other. Elements of the economy. Yeah. So it appears that the higher prices because of tariffs on China are not yet having a fact on consumer behavior. But despite the good news that hasn't stopped Wall Street for mooring Morgan Stanley's, saying, business conditions are on par with two thousand eight the year of the financial crisis that you're at first began tell us more about what they're seeing. So what we're gonna Stanley does is it creates an index. That's basically aggregation of a bunch of different economic signals from the services, part of the economy, the manufacturing part of the economy, and that ever in putting job market and all of them did cool recently. So there gauge of sort of the big picture, did take a big dip. It was actually the, the biggest drop on record. I believe in as you said to the lowest level since two thousand eight so as you pointed out, despite this consumer remaining point there are, what appears to be softening patches in the rest of the economy. A lot of investors are thinking the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates in July to keep the economy. Coming along is still likely it's still appears to be the base case for, for traders, you can sort of suss out the probability of a rate increase, or a rate cut based on what the market for short term interest rates show. And right now it's about an eighty five or eighty six percent probability priced into those markets of a interest rate cut in July. Now that said, not everyone is convinced we just had David Causton of Goldman Sachs on Bloomberg television this week's and he he's not convinced. He's not sure that the fed actually will cut rates between now at the July meeting, and they're really there's a lot that can happen between now and July, so we'll have to sort of stand by and watch wonder what's happening in China because things they're slowing down industrial outgrowth OPEC growth, slowed to its weakest point since two thousand two but it still grew about five percent. How long can China keep growth at a level like that? Right. So obviously, they are feeling some of the facts of the trade tensions with US. Bath remember, China has a lot more flexibility as far as the government responding. And introducing stimulus into the economy just because the way the government is set up there. The, the head of China can can sort of pull a lot of different levers to boost demand in the economy. That would take a lot of political wrangling in the US to, to pull off. So I suspect, China will continue to respond and have the government and of things boost the demand that is, is waning in the private sector could to talk to you, as always Mike. Regan senior editor at Bloomberg news. Thank you, Mike. Thank you. There were some dire predictions yesterday on Capitol Hill about the future of technology. Former FBI special agent Clint wants went before the house intelligence committee to explain the risk of deep fakes or doctored videos on the internet. That appear to be real over the long term delivered development of false. Thank media will target USA officials institutions, democratic processes within enduring goal of earning democracy and demoralized the American constituency in the near in short term circulation of fakes may incite physical mobilizations under false. Pretenses initiating public safety crises, and sparking the outbreak of violence, that he's one of many issues facing tech companies today that have led to calls for more government regulation, and that is why congress is now holding a series of high profile hearings to how does all this look to the man behind one of the original tech giant's Bill Gates is co founder of Mike. Christoph. He's also a philanthropist with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is an NPR funder, Mr. gates welcome to here now. Thank you. Let's start with the hearings on Capitol Hill this week looking into the power of tech giants like Google Facebook, an Amazon. Do you think these companies are monopolies? Well, there's certainly have high market shares. Some of those they work in and they have impacts on a lot of sectors of the Konami. And then become, you know, key tools for communication and even getting news. So they're important companies so important companies, but how much regulation should the federal government have over these companies is there not enough? Well certainly areas where people are using social media for bullying in where you have of foreign actors doing election related activities in even the companies involved say that given the mainstream role there is room for election related or child protection or privacy, type rules and what is good regulation look like to you. Well, each of those areas complex, you have examples coming out of Europe that you can look at on the privacy front. And some of these areas. It's new ground number of twenty twenty candidates on the democratic side who are running. President of called for breaking up these tech companies. I want to listen to a little bit from, Elizabeth Warren who speaking here in New York City in March, they think they can still up all of our personal data and sell it to whoever they want for whatever purposes, they think they can run their business to just roll right over every small business every entrepreneur, every startup that might threaten their position. And what does our government in Washington? Do nothing. So do you agree with Elizabeth Warren, the some of these companies should be broken up, the generally got laws in the country and you ask companies to adhere to those laws? I'm not aware people are saying that they broken laws in such a way that the remedy would be to do that. It doesn't seem like just going around break companies solves privacy issues. I wanna ask you something else that I heard today. Facebook engineers have created in artificial intelligence system that clones, the voices of famous people, including you. So I wanna play this recording of the Bill Gates AI impersonator. He's reading a phrase that says a cramp is no small danger on a swim. It's, it's, it's a phrase, as you probably know that engineers use to test AI program. So let's listen to that a cramp is no small being jour- on a swim. Okay. So there it is Bill Gates. What do you think about that? Pretty good. Yeah. No, there's no doubt that technology can synthesize speech now. And you have to think we're is that helpful Moore of inappropriate, right? What do you think are you are you concerned with the direction that some technology is taking? Is that is something that, like, what we just heard a, a risk that worries you, if it's used in the wrong way, certainly? The distrust in news media is got to be concerned for everyone in the so-called, the Vache capability could make that worse. These these fake videos, deep fake, they're called you're referring to there. Yeah. Either video video or audio. Yes, listen. I want to ask you about another issue that I know is very important to you. You're headed to Capitol Hill later this month to talk to lawmakers about the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the State Department. What is your concern and have you spoken to the president about this? Well, I think the United States should be incredibly proud, how on a bipartisan basis, the support for health. Aide including pep far which went after HIV in global fund in they've kept over ten million people alive. That would be dead today. They allowed these African countries chance to get their health systems organized to make it less likely that epidemic start in those countries. And so, I think given the strength of the economy, I think the US should at least maintain if not increase these budget items in, I think the congress will override the proposed budget cut. But I'm going there to talk about this because I get to see this work in the field I get to see that. The money is very well spent. And so, I think it'd be a tragedy, if there were were cuts, but in cuts secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has said that cutting back on the aid will allow other countries to be more self reliant. What? What do you think about that? I mean, why should the United States taxpayer be be investing in those sorts of issues? You're saving lives, very small amounts of money, and certainly the global fund is fantastic. Requiring countries to finance, along with the United States as much as they can. But this is government at its best saving lives lifting countries avoiding instability in pedantic would threaten you as citizens. It this was done on a bipartisan basis starting under President Bush, boy, if you, you know, if you can't support this, it's hard to know what you can support, and you've spent something like ten billion dollars on global health initiatives, and I know you spend a lot of money investing on issues in the United States as well. But people ever ask you, you know, why is it that you spend so much time and effort on foreign countries as opposed to some of the issues here in the United States, like are you doing enough? For instance to solve poverty here. Well, I don't think even the us government has solved poverty. We're very involved in US -education, and trying to make sure that no matter what your background is that you get a great education at the same time. You know, we believe that the deaths of children that in a we're up over twelve million a year back in nineteen ninety the fact that that's been cut in half. Now is giving countries in places like Africa chance to grow their economy, and become self sufficient, and so in a we've stepped in and global health is gigantic program for us because we do think those human lives have value. Some Democrats who are running for president have said that there should be a wealth tax tax on the richest Americans is that something you'd be willing to pay. Well, I think taxes can be more progressive. You know if the government's going to take on the increases in. Ical costs and eventually not let the deficit get too big. There are you know, there's a need to find revenue. And I think that can be done in a progressive way a wealth tax particulars is complicated implement, but, you know, if that's part of a progressive tax plan that the country wants then, you know, that's great. Well, what do you think would that impact philanthropy all if, if the richest Americans were paying more money in taxes, they'd be giving more less of their money away to charity? Well, the first thing is to make sure the state, which provides education and health and roads and Justice that it's properly financed to do the things that the voters want it to do whether that leaves room for deductions for philanthropy, people are going to give money no matter what the tax treatment of plant is under certain tax structures, they'd give less, you know, I do think the estate taxes a good tax, you know, could be. Hired that as lead to some in a very good philanthropic giving. But I you got your taxes, and then in the philanthropic impact is comes after that. How closely are you watching of the race for president is in is there somebody that you like so far? I don't follow the speeches of all twenty four candidates, you know, I'm, I'm fairly private about in my political approach because our foundation really. Has engaged in willing, gauge with all all administrations Bill Gates. Thanks for speaking with us. Thank you. That was story that highlights the concerns that many Muslims have about their safety here in the US in may. There was an arson attack on a mosque in New Haven, Connecticut. It came as Muslims were observing the holy month of Ramadan, that arson attack in the recent mass shootings at houses of worship is prompting some leaders to take action officials at another mosque in Connecticut of hired more guards to patrol at Sunday school. And as a Connecticut public radio's of an Esa dilatory reports students there aren't just learning about Islam they're being taught how to respond to misconceptions about their faith. When I make a mistake. Bear with me who's next at the Muslim Sunday school in Berlin, Connecticut. Dr raisin on Soroush coaching a class of mostly teenagers, and how to be what he calls modern voices of Islam, by the way, somebody. If you use an Arabic term, and you don't translate dinged, one point. Okay. So that's Lamar commits God's peace be with you. All on sore is president of the schools, musk. The Islamic association of Greater Hartford, and he's big on translating, Slavic phrases and words take the word jihad. For instance, it means a struggle, usually a personal spiritual one. But when you hear the word jihad in the media, he says, it's almost always associated with extremists commit violence in the name of Islam. And when Islam is viewed as a threat that makes Muslims target just measured. Someone call you terrorist until you to go home ISA and solemn seventeen he's in the Sunday school class. I had one of my friends say that they were scared to come to the measured because they were fade that they were going to be shot on recently. They're mosque had an active shooter training with the local police department. It's one of the security measures, they've taken since the attacks at the tree of life, synagogue, and Pittsburgh in the two months. In Christchurch New Zealand? But when meant sore talks about security, he also talks, a lot about changing the narrative, he tells us students Slama phobia is driven in part by false information. So he wants them to correct. Those misconceptions than Muslims are anti-american the next generation of Muslims to be able to show that somac- values and American values completely compatible after nine eleven months, sore founded the Muslim coalition. Connecticut group e started to counter, the anti Muslim rhetoric that he says is perpetuated in the media, the teenage students in the Sunday, school grew up after nine eleven and soon they'll be heading off to college. So today, they're practicing being modern voices of Islam by having a debate. The topic is whether America is the best place to practice is not, and you can bring Slama phobia rhetoric media all of that into it. They split into groups when team leans heavily on the constitutional protections for religious freedom. I usually pashas says that's nice and all but government, that's going into moss or synagogues and holy mass shooting. The people that believe in you. Idea. Students also bring up the so-called Muslim travel ban by President Trump, despite that much source says he still thinks America is a great place to practice Islam that remains a safe haven for immigrants like himself on sore came from Sri Lanka almost thirty years ago after his medical school. There was bombed. He's now cardiologists we don't want the Muslim ban on these Lomb hates Americans stuff to change this nation that welcomes immigrants, and that has made a mad cow, such beautiful country. All right. Good. Job guys time for pizza. Outside a security guard is seen patrolling the property student missing Muhammed says she feels safe at her mosque. But as a high schooler in Connecticut, who wears a headscarf. She says she's had a deal with people calling her terrorist my friend, and I also wears a scarf. We took our time to explain to them that our religion, does not motivate our like promote violent in that were religion of peace like Muhammad Ameen parks is one of the only Muslims at his high school. He says he tries to be a good embassador for his faith just like he's been taught Sunday school. But when an incident involving Muslims happens out, in the world harks is expected to answer for it, stereotype that go along with as well racist, jokes, and things like that. So I mean I tried to clear things up, but a lot of people you just can't change there really stubborn. So park says he tries to change minds by just being himself. It's best just to show people who you really are stuff like that. And if they take it they'll take it. But if not just. Try not to feel the fire sore. The teachers says people of all religions are welcome to visit the mosque and if his students come away from class, filling in powered in their identity as Muslims and as Americans, he says he'll call that a success for here. Now I'm Vanessa de LA Dada. Here now a production of NPR and WB. You are in association with the BBC World Service. I'm Lisa Mullins, and I'm Peter O'Dowd. This is here now.

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"You're listening to the briefing, first broadcast on the twentieth of may twenty nine teen on monocle twenty four. Live from London. This is the briefing on, Monaco, twenty four coming up tonight is not about me. It's not a bath. Even the liberal party tonight is about every single Australian who depends on the government to put them. Australia's prime minister clings to power against all expectations. We'll ask how Scott Morrison managed to pull it off. Also ahead, the UK's government is attempting to pass its beleaguered Briggs at deal for a full time, but has any of the detail in it, actually changed. Plus, the latest on a corruption scandal that has enveloped Austria's government and will have a Eurasian bonanza to all that ahead on the briefing live from London. Luster Elliot's conservative coalition as clung to power following a shock election victory at the weekend, Scott Morrison's, liberal party began Saturday night as the underdog with polls, pointing to a labour majority. But by the evenings end Morrison was declaring a miracle as the opposition leader Bill shorten offered his resignation. Let's get more on this. Now with John Huston who led astray lease liberal party between nineteen ninety and nineteen ninety four join the prime minister called his victory a miracle we use surprised by Saturday's result. Well, according to the polls, it wasn't Mary Coolum in the polls actually hitting the numbers, right? To forty eight that the wrong way round. They had toddy winning in the loopholes coming distinct second, and it turned out to be exactly the other way round. So that puts polling into question. But in those two were certainly miracle I don't think the expectation in the government was that they could win although. I think the prime minister Renai fairly effective negative campaign against the short dated. The said you know, your voice your vote is on them for me or for Bill show very, very you get Levi for short, you get short shortens always made unpopular in polling negative net satisfaction writing and the government said that he was really focused on that to hold him accountable for what you draw wanted wanted to draw and do and on the back of that. They're in a series of scare campaigns about the tie to retirees income and negative gearing on residential properties and so on which resonated, really in key elements of the electric, it was interesting to hear Scott Morrison's wording, they're really pointing to himself as the central thing to vote for, if you're going to vote for the liberal national coalition because he was, of course, put into the role after our sting, Malcolm Turnbull, the prevail. Ailing wisdom seemed to be that the liberal party simply wouldn't recover from the messy removal of Turnbull. But of course, if we look back in history, we know that Julia Gillard managed to survive her first election after Alston, Kevin Rudd tumble, one in twenty-six off to ousting, Abbott as well, and now Morrison's victory, could it be that voters, simply don't care about leadership spills, the way that we might assume? Well known earlier occasions where the spills were an issue in violations and state elections, certainly the times, the electrodes taken the baseball that to them, but it didn't carry through to this election. I think I looked at Morrison only on his merits. And as you said, he just ran a campaign boy, himself, essentially a number of the senior members of the government had retired and he didn't use to many of the others, the, the reminding members of the government, he basically ran the campaign himself everyday, and just focused on might at a contest between himself and Bill, shorten and then try to risings Audie and concern and fear. If you like about what sort of government, shorten would run. What sort of policies he would implement and a lot of it was a scam campaign though, short and, for example was going to take a decision on franking credits, which mart of. Impacted on a full to say, the Atari is that soon became an attack on retirement incomes, with the possibility of a will of a wealth, tax or a, a dance Judy. A massive scare campaign which was without any foundation. Good. I it resonated with the retirement community and that demographic the age demographic about sixty actually moved in response to this sort of scare campaign. We had lots of people calling this, the unloseable election for labour, which, of course, is quite a comfortable word to put it in their retrospectively. It must be said. But that's of course how lots of people describes the election that you'd fought against Paul Keating back in nineteen Ninety-three. Is it always too simplistic to call an election, unloseable though? I mean, certainly in this case, the polls were quite tied when they I'm happy to pass that tag over the short, and there's no problem about that after twenty five thirty years I've ever to defend it. But basically on lose -able is not no elections on Louisville. Mean there are expectations built, and sometimes as a result of poll, sometimes it's more broadly, in the vote, a community is. To who will win or should win. And there's sometimes no delegates in that sense. They've become on lose evil. But, you know, I think the, the focus of the device, has really been how much detail should you be prepared to give the elected in terms of trying to win government? It's always when there is a simple rule in Strayer basically that all positions don't we'd government government's lose them. But, you know, my package in early nineties, which was at a time of significant recession of the recession. We didn't need to have in our country abroad, vice reform agenda, almost every year, public policies and sounds of pages policy detail, which is now being seen as long as political suicide note in history. But short only focused on two or three tax concessions and that was enough though, to the as I said, the basis of escape campaign by the government against shorten and not, not only against him personally, but the sort of government, he would Li. Lead short and try to make it a issue really a class issue said he was going to text the top into town to the benefit of the average wage. Earner not quite true and retirees didn't see themselves as a top into town middle. Middle income families who had a rental property didn't see themselves as a top into ten. So he's Richard didn't help him and the public- to ov- electric policy. Dato certainly might easy for the government runs gave him. Well, as you say, John labor was quite remarkably upfront about many of its ambitious policy plans going into this election there. Now, lots of people saying that after this loss. No party will go into an election with such a clear agenda ever again. Now looking at that. I mean that might suggest a rather cynical future politics. What do you make of it? Well, politics in this country has become incredibly short term, and opportunistic mostly negative sort of daily guy is to school points on the other side or shift, climb to the other side. And, and I said, say him stances the two major parties have lost the law of electoral support back in the late non forties accounted for about ninety five percent of the vote now Sabet seventy percent as minor parties independence, so gradually pulled approaches foetal seniors are making his involved, which they might be able to bring forces on government for better government. I think that they misread the elected, the elected is, is really annoyed by the fact that they do feel, disenfranchised and ethnic. No, what the Bisi problems like the cost of living example, is a show to issue are ignored so Nita saw offing solution. Don't adding affordability or on energy prices which has rocketed through the roof. And you know, not really Salou. Here's chalk care and insurance. And so on the impact on the day-to-day cost of living of most families at the time we, why is the flat did sued record levels savings, oh exhausted and house prices a falling. So they wanted to see solutions. I don't wanna see, you know, continuation of the point scoring game in terms of longer term challenges. There's a very significant movement reflected in the number of Casey. It's about the inadequacy of the spawns response by both saw on the issue of change. They want to see proper transition strategy and, and comic plan. If you like that really looks at the transition to a low-carbon society over the next two and I didn't get that from other saw the so a lot of voter disenchantment and disenfranchisement with the major political parties that are not seem to actually being governing in their interests. A lot of civil absorbed behind him as you mentioned. Before china. Lasers scoring points on each other rather than solving problems. So the major issues are just kicked down the road. So I think the future it'd be unwise to try and go to an election without a policy started. You know, do you think if you we're prepared to sit out a medium-term agenda and Cavada enough detail consistent with that agenda? They chances agreeing reelected or elected would be much higher than my today. It'll be certainly interesting to see how both parties managed to handle things as we go into the next election, three years from now John Houston. Thanks very much for joining us here on the breathing. That was John Houston. The former leader of Australia's liberal body. Onto the business news. Now, I'm joined on the line by Sebastian Selleck from Bloomberg to best big news coming out about while way today, tell us what's happening. So this is the band that comes into force. It comes from President Trump, and he's is preventing all US companies from supplying to while actually this is hitting chipmakers in a big way Intel Qualcomm, as aliens broadcom Olivos, they've told their employees they're not going to supply while we're until further notice this is, according to Bloomberg sources Google as well, but hardware and subsurface our services, they going to cut off because, of course, Trump accusing wa of aiding Beijing in espionage. But this is also being felt outside the US and Asia here in Europe, we had Germany's Infineon falling in early trading after a report from nikei that it had hoped halted shipments to away following the ban. ST microelectronics and AM. AMS also had these some other chipmakers alway is coming out and saying it's going to continue providing security. Updates and sale services to customers using Google Google's Android. So if you have a Wally phone running Android, don't worry, you're still going to get support from then this really could disrupt the businesses of chip giants and prevent the rollout of critical five G wireless technology worldwide including in China, and that could hurt US companies that are increasing reliance on China for growth. So the impact here is really, really snowballing. Absolutely lots more snowballing to come at Saint L. Let's move along because there's more trouble at the travel company, Thomas Cook. Oh, they've had a terrible time. A three day drop of sixty percents on the markets that Baden's today tumbling to a record low. They have debt issues big time. They can't pay back this money that they, they need a lifeline loan. But in order to do that they have to set off their airline. I said the story today is about these Bonk's Ghani's reporting a payment intermediary is withholding money from Thomas Cook, this is obviously concerning. If you are a customer, if you're going on holiday, if you've books, you'll. Trip with this company, and they go under there's a likelihood humane. Okay. Your money back. There's a struggle likelihood you may not get gone whole day this summer. So it's a very potentially very dramatic outcome from this very tough business environment for European travel and airline companies because they've got so much capacity, they've called stuttering economic growth in the region, and high fuel prices. And this is creating a perfect storm that we're really seeing the effect of in Thomas creek. Particularly but does lifting of hands, for example, freezing expansion at a discount, Ryan edges this morning warning that prophet may fall. More this fiscal year. So is not alone in terms of the suffering that we're seeing here. There's a Pentti others getting affected here and the suggestion from some analysts CITIC group being one of them. Is it Thomas Cook undertakes a debt for equity swap which means that they'd have to pay the interest on the debt? But just the other day we saw them writing down the value of this saying that they see these shares being essential. Worthless, which is very damning to hear. If you're Thomas Cook shareholder, very bad news. Indeed Sebastian Selleck we'll have to leave it there. I'm afraid Sebastian and lake from Bloomberg. You're listening to the briefing. It's thirty minutes past twelve year in London. Lee, British Prime Minister Theresa may says that she will present a bold offer to the country's parliamentarians in order to get them to back her Brexit deal in what will be her fourth. Yes, you heard right fourth attempt. But has anything really changed will, I'm joined in the studio by the political journalist, and Westminster watcher, Terry St. Anthony, welcome back to the program, tearing I'm tempted to ask why. And this is being brought back yet again, it seems like the obvious question is it simply because may has run out of anything else to do. I think they've, they feel that they've got to have another ten what's going to be slightly different this time is that MP's will be asked to vote on an actual Bill. So we'll have an actual withdrawal agreement Bill that trees my hopes to introduce the parliament, and she sort of hope. Against hope, if you like this fourth time of asking that she can get MP's to agree with it. We've had lots of cabinet ministers going on there on a over the weekend. And saying this is kind of a last chance that we are straining every sinew to get this agreement through suggesting that it can be amended in the in later stages. So, you know, vote for it. Now, if you like, and we can change it later and to reasonably as talking she wrote an article of the weekend about talking about this bold new offer that, she says, as you mentioned, she's, she's going to produce but we don't know what that is yet. She's discussing that with the cabinet talks with the opposition labor party have pretty much come to nothing. Although to resume in this article was saying that she's managed to find some common ground with the labor party. But, you know, one or two resumes catchphrases, if you like over the last few years has been nothing has changed. And it's very hard to see, particularly as she's promised that she is going to leave office really quite soon. In what holds she has what new there is that she can offer actually is going to change any MP's minds. I mean it doesn't sound like the most tactical or strategic attempt to simply hope for the best. What happens if it fails well, one of the things that we know is very likely to happen, if it fails is firstly that Theresa May has said that she is going to stand down to make way for a new conservative leader. And we're already seeing over the last few days effectively. There is a conservative leadership contest in progress. I mean, I think we're up to something like twenty at least twenty conservative MP's, who have said they are possibly in the running or considering being in the running for next leader. So you've got to look at everything now really through the prism of who might lead the conservative party next, again, if it, if it doesn't pass, we are still talking about the possibility of no deal, which is now being pushed back until October, whether there will be any further extension granted, we don't know. No. All people again, talking about the possibility of revoking article fifty and going back to square one and starting over now there are various things that resume contrite offer. Both people on her own side, and people in the opposition, one of those is some kind of shift in to offering alternative arrangements over the Northern Irish board. Now again that's been tried already. It's been it's been proposed on under said they're very reluctant to reopen that whole question again. She can talk to the labor party. When she's sounds likely not to be offering more to the labor party in terms of workers rights, and environmental, protection, and so forth. Again, it seems very unlikely that many labor MP's will switch their vote because we've only had a very, very few a handful of labor MP's voting with the government in this, and she still has hasn't solved the question of Ireland and she has, as you say she has very little hold over her own party, because she said that. She's going to go. There's not much else that she can offer. She can often them her head on a plate. She can offer them something about Northern Ireland and we're not even seeing MP's who were persuaded to vote for the, the agreement last time turnaround, saying that everybody see any pointing that anymore. I mean, look, looking at this from the political perspective. However, I mean Brexit keeps getting kicked down the road as as we now but aside from being I mean, as you suggest this is leadership contest taking place, and it's, it's unofficial at the moment, but we can we're hearing lots of people saying, yes, I would like to be prime minister, basically without using those words. I mean aside from that being deeply disrespectful to the prime minister right now. What do you think that actually says about the state of British politics when the party that is supposed to be driving? One of the most consequential legislative changes in generations seems to be more interested in talking about itself right now. I think that's been certainly even the case about the conservative party for quite a while. And I think one of the divisions that comes out here is the people who think we must consider the future of the conservative party is a whole. And what does it take in order for the conservative party to, to get through this? And I think you know, if you're a conservative MP now you'd be really, really. Worried about the future of your party. We've just had the local elections where they lost upwards of a thousand seats and every one of those it's not just a seat. It's a person who goes out and knocks on doors for you and hands leaflets for you and goes to fundraising dinners for you. And you've got a lot of very disgruntled people there. The labor party is equally in disarray. I think most the major parties, one of the things we're seeing at the moment is that they can't rely on commanding the loyalty of their party members who've been with them, you know in many cases for decades. And obviously, we got the European elections coming up this week, and I think that's gonna show even more. The old two party system is not in functioning in the way that we have expected it to for the last, you know, very, many years. And I think it still remains to be seen, according to what happens next where where that goes, and, you know, whether these old parties survive in the, in the form, that we need them certainly feels that there's something's got to give at some point. We'll have to wait and see. When Terry Terry is always a pleasure to have you with us. Here's what else is making news today. The tech giant, Google has barred. The world's second biggest smartphone maker while away from some updates to the Android operating system. It's a major blow to the Chinese company and new designs of always phones are expected to lose access to some Google apps new figures suggest that Japan's economy grew unexpectedly in the three months to March the latest daughter shrugs off forecasts of contraction in the world's third largest economy. It's thought that the surprise expansion in Japan's gross domestic product was fueled by imports falling faster than exports and the miracle minute reports on Chicago's new mail, Lori Lightfoot she'll be sworn in today after winning last month's runoff vote Lightfoot is not only Chicago's first black female mayor. But he's the first openly gay leader to, to find out more about her head over to Monaco dot com and sign up to the monocle minute. This is the briefing. Twenty one minutes past the hour here on the briefing, Australia will hold an early election in September after secret video footage emerged v countries. Far-right vice chancellor offering government contracts to an alleged Russian investor in exchange for political support Monaco's Alexei Corey law reports from Vienna. In the stampede. John. Fifties inertly here for gay rights, and most field also helpful of Phillies in calcium from happen. But that's Austrian chancellor Sebastian could speaking on Saturday evening is now going to put up with Heinz Christian star anymore. This is the last straw because of what happened his calling a snap election enough is enough. We can Alec certain can. Outside the challenge, three thousands of people have been waiting all day for courses decision. And when news of the snap election came through their rutted in celebration. It all began on Friday, when two German publications, the news magazine, Der Spiegel and the dailies Deutsche site. Released secretly filmed footage showing Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz Christian struck hand, one of his deputies talking to a Russian woman. The woman claims to be the niece of a powerful Russian oligarch looking for investment opportunities in Australia for the meeting took place at Avila on the Spanish island of beatha in the summer of two thousand seventeen shortly before the general election that swept and his far-right Freedom Party to power in Australia in the footage. The woman offers to buy fifty percent of the popular Australian, tabloid Cornyn site on and switch. It said, to'real position to support his Freedom Party as a thank you talk. It would make sure that the woman would get lucrative construction contracts from the Australian government. The scandal quickly became known as a beatha on Australian session media. The public's verdict was clear start and his party Moscow stock had his resignation the next day. But for the time being the Freedom Party is still part of the government, it's ministers are under increasing pressure. That went other resignations could well follow, but there is a bigger problem here. He beat the gate has damaged not just the freedom policy. It has damaged all stream politicians such a case, of course, is damaging the trust into the political system and stemming the political system at the whole Stephens angle is an Australian political analyst, and he's been watching the developments closely so we will see how this is going to transform the discussion in Australian, especially about party financing about transparency. At think that in this field it will be necessary. Come up with fundamental changes that rebuilt the trust of the people. Just a week to go before the European elections. This couldn't have come at worse. Time for the Freedom Party. It's safe to say that won't do well in the snap elections either. But the next few months, again, be difficult for all policies Stephens angle, again, all parties, especially opposition parties. Of course, are now a little bit surprised by the velocity of this development and the artists themselves did not calculate that they need additional money for another campaign in this year if we are going to vote at the beginning of September. It means that the campaigns have beheld mainly in the summertime where a lot of people are in holidays, and so on so tight and hard time to compaign actually, but at the end, it will be far more difficult. Even if in the short term quits is able to gain some from the upcoming elections. It will be far more difficult for him to. Maintain the agenda, he maintained in the last one and a half years for now, though, chancellor, coaches priority is damaged confirm his own job is now in doubt, and questions will be asked of his involvement with the Freedom Party and the depth of his knowledge of its shady affairs. The extent of Russia's influence in Australia will also be major point of discussion. But most importantly, Australia time, political system will now be put on the scrutiny will there be an emotional revelations time will tell. For Monaco in Vienna. I'm Alexa coral. Thank you, Alexei. Not more to come from that story. We'll continue following as things transpire in Australia. You're listening to the briefing on, Monaco twenty four. Finally today. Miracles coacher correspondent, and I will say, at Eurovision correspondent, Fernando Pacheco has just returned from Tel Aviv. He's fresh off the plane. In fact, he was reporting on this big song contest, Financiero, still wiping, the gooder of your face. And then I must say, I mean, it was amazing weather in Tel Aviv was kind of twenty five twenty six quite semi, which makes for change, because in recent years, things have start covering. It went really cold and rainy countries like Sweden Ukraine. For much, much luck with a change on, on that horizon, given the one who took away the crown this year. We'll get that person saying, let's start off with some of your highlights though. Maybe just first up. Tell me broadly speaking, what were the main takeaways for you this year? Well, the main takeaway thing is routed, a great job in the arena was quite sleek. Technology cO in the us lot of former Eurovision winners on stage. I think it was quite an ambitious and perhaps one of the best revisions as an event in recent years as well. And of course, we had the bake control rec- as well tonight, the performance of Madonna, which in fact, who have short clip that we're gonna play it for, you know. Containment. I mean, I was watching from home, the comfort of my home. And I've got to say part of the reason I think that Madonna's performance didn't go down. So well is because it really came a little bit too late and very much in the lull of the show. I mean that gap from the final performance right up until we find out who's one. That's a really long time. And they didn't even get to Madonna that quickly. It wasn't as if they just said. All right. Don while you wait. Here's madonna. It was a bit of a way. You're right. Ben and actually was one of the longest revisions from Kim remembers bit more than four hours. It's usually around three hours and forty minutes. So perhaps there was testing a little bit a patient's, but, you know, I spoke to the director, general of the EU when I was there in Tel Aviv, and he said that he wants to take the song contest to the US for neurone two thousand twenty one and I wonder if you have people like Madonna just in Timberlake, two years ago, it's kind of the opening for that, because if he most Americans do know exactly what's revisionists. Okay, time I write an article. Once every two years or something like that. But I think the average American don't know. But, but as I said overall the show was pretty good. I had a few favorites as well. Tell me I got my favorites. But I come on, I, okay, I have to say this is no way was amazing. And when they come the votes on the jury vote, they're quite low, but they're number one on the telephone meeting that was amazing. I mean just listened to that song and tell me if you don't like this Ben, let's hear it. This only lie. It's beautiful. A highlight. Yes, I just kept thinking that bold, man reminded me of the boatman from Akwa yet. Well there he's from the nearby country. The Denmark, so perhaps they're related somehow country. He's bowled. He has a strange sounding singing voice. It's very European and that's another interesting thing about the difference between the jury and the telephoto which I actually quite like this spans because the I count, you know, the jury votes and only at the end the include the, you know, the televising and I'm glad because they're CHU forces, the jury tend to go for acts. They're more kind of I wouldn't say, boring, but, you know, they just have a beautiful voice and the performances, quite is not as kind of a foreign as the public likes, so then in the end, the winner is the one that managed to mix both of those things. In a way, I think it's absolutely essential. We've got to a point in history now where I think we can safely say that the general public cannot be trusted and we need. We need the comment of Eurasian experts to make sure everything turns out the way we would hope it turns out, although it must be said, we're going to the winner now I was deeply hoping for Kate Miller, Heike representing Australia. She was. Performance was, and I have to say, I think people when you're watching from the television, you saw those amazing visuals. And she was right on this on this poll, and of. And terrifying. Bendy sticks was terrified any will look amazing on the arena's, while sort of in terms of the effects. It was one of the best songs that she even did a little bit of your lane. You know that I'm a big fan and I've mentioned his on air before. And then you had the talian guys on my mood, a mood with Saudi what an excellent song, and quite oven guard. You know, when it comes to revision, and there's a funny fact ban to tell the winner has been announced it's been the most streamed song on Spotify from new revision every single day, only after the winner changed people are more interested. So clearly people liked that. So many almost one was a close a second. It was not like Neta, which one you know very ill. I mean just quickly before we listened to the do you think that the success of Mahmoud, and the fact that he has his whole story in him as a person has really transcended Eurovision into much more of a mainstream story, does that suggest that he might have some sort of mainstream musical success ahead of him? I think so from from what I understand his quite a big name, ready. Neatly. And is interesting few look at all. Those charts on I tunes at the moment he's doing very well as well. And so, is cane spirit in the sky, which which I'm very glad as well. All right. We need to have listen to who took away the night Fernanda, who was a it's the madeleine's. This is quite a beautiful ballot. Let's hear it from Dunkin Lawrence, arcade. Winner of Eurovision Fernando, you'll be looking forward to next year's is you. Absolutely. One thing I can say the Dutch fans they're always one of the loudest from what I've been. That's a good thing. They're really supporters even in the streets of Tel Aviv. Laura people the Dutch flags flags, so you'll be attending next year's performance. Then is you with a set of abbots probably. It could be to them. Rotterdam the Hague. We don't know, yet will be certainly looking forward to it for goes to check. Always a pleasure to get your insights from Eurovision. I'm not sure there's any news on whether a stray will be competing next year. But I can tell you right now that if one more personnel, xxx me, why straighter is still in Eurovision. I will be referring, you to the trillion prime minister, which is a fate. I would wish on no one that's all today's edition of the briefing. It was produced by Reese, James and researched by your linga thrown out. Studio manager was Kenya scarlet the briefing is back at the very same time to marina do join Juliette foster for today's edition of the Dory house, as going live at eighteen hundred here in London. Thirteen hundred. If you're listening in New York, I'm Ben Ryan. OB jetting off to the Cannes film, festival for the remainder of this week's do. Stay tuned to monocle twenty four. For more coverage for only world's most prestigious film festival. It all wraps up this coming Sunday, L hope, to be there to watch as the palm door is handed out to one lucky film makeup. But for now that's the briefing. I'm ben. Ryland. Bye-bye.

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2020 Australian Open Champion Sonya Kenin

Beyond The Baseline

34:17 min | 1 year ago

2020 Australian Open Champion Sonya Kenin

"The everyone John Wartime here weeks straight tennis podcast our guest this week so you can you probably know her from such previous works as twenty twenty Australian. Open my first major So you can is a few weeks removed from winning the first major of the decade. She was terrific at the Australian. Open winning seven matches beating mcgrew in the final end. The number one player in the World Ash Party before that in winning first major And Jake done she. is clearly as you'll see in this conversation ready for more of this is a fun conversation with a business player who is now in the top. Ten and now has really arrived. So here from Florida is so you can a little ape. Congratulations again thank you thank you. Was it everything you imagined? Yeah for sure it was It was incredible of best failing. Could ever ask for you. It sounds like it sounds like a cliche every player. Dreams of these things did it. Did it replicate your dream and it was like what you dreamt about. Yeah this is exactly what I was dreaming about I I always pictured you know what would it be if I would win a grand slam and it was better than what I dreamed about. It was just. It was so amazing I loved every two weeks. I've been best two weeks of my life. I love that you just use the past tense. You sounds like your. Are you done celebrating or is there still some glow I didn't know. Obviously this is something that's never going to be forgetting. It's always going You know we're never gonNA forget this. I'm leaving for Dubai tomorrow. So gotTA somehow get ready for that? I just played up and shirt off. Strong we had a little turtle the second date but then we managed to come back strong and take the win and See I feel like after that. You know I've been kind of like you know lock you know. Just forget about what happened and just move forward but Of course this is something you're never going to forget. I I it strikes me that one thing. That's weird about tennis is that everyone's gone by the time you play the final every most sports you go back in the locker room after you win is is full of people wishing you well and teammates in. Tennis. One hundred twenty six players have already left town like so. What was it like when you got to Fed Cup and it was the first time you're seeing your colleagues but now you're a grand slam champion. What what was it like when you arrived in Washington? I'm super excited. I had a Allie Texas easing Congratulations to see you back. Was texting me It was super exciting. I got there everyone was so welcoming. You know Sereno congratulated me such an item icon to me and Yes she was. So happy for me and cocoa cocoa golf all congratulating everyone congratulating me was such a positive atmosphere. Everyone was excited to see me there. Yeah I mean All the the doctor. That was there Physios trainer so It was Everything was was a welcoming environment. Everyone was super happy to see me. And of Course Kathy. Rinaldi was even more excited. You know she was five and Lisa Raymond I mean everyone was. Everyone was super happy for me into per excited looking back. How do you think he did it? Had you would team sets. Yeah I mean this is a compliment. I I think I've seen you play like I don't know if you play your best tennis would you? Would you agree with that During it I mean I feel like Beginning somehow get through it. You know I know the qualifier and she had already three rockies underhand voltages already used to the courts and everything but I just do her. Clay noticed try to be calming. Though 'cause I matches Grand Slams are never easy. It's obviously nerves But I feel like I've smashes once I started Playing I felt like I was playing a lot better and I started getting more confident and more comfortable and of course when I was getting closer to the finish line was a bit of nerve or wink but I try to give my best to manage you. Just take one step at a time and try not to overlook things and you know think about getting the title. You know But I think I did a great job. I think it was very. It was a big mental part for me those two weeks. It's not easy to you. Know her head in place and you getting a day off while you still cannot completely relaxed. Because you know you gotta get ready for the next match and I think there is and tax wise. I did a really good job and I handled everything well and of course there was a bit of pressure as each matches went close to finish line. But I try to handle it in the best way I can I still I feel like everyone is still trying to figure out. What makes you compete so well and late in that second set of the final? When you just decided you weren't going to miss balls. The that won the one game just seemed to break your opponent. Spirit D D I member. No I mean the match was right there for the taking and you took it. I mean I. I think that sort characterizes not just that match and not just the seven wins and Melvin. But that that's kind of your. Mo these days you just know how to win it. Is there anything you do for that? I mean is there any sort of training that doesn't have to do with striking the ball but just has to do with playing your best when it matters the most Well I'm very competitive. I never give up something that I've always had since I started playing and yeah I mean that's something that I really think you can really train train that. I think you can just work to build up on that and I feel like my career I build up on trying to play the best tennis At the at the important moments and yeah like you said for just things go my way against when Iza and of course she was really well. She's got some really great points and you know just didn't take some opportunities but When I came back I was ready to. You know to fight and I wasn't going to give up and yes I could said I felt like the two one game you know. Once it was three one I got an elite and I started getting more comfortable then in the third said that to all game. Everyone's talking about it because I played some five really crucial points I had to. I really had to work each flight though shoe. She didn't give it to me. She got someone falls back down. Love Forty nine game and Once I broke three to I felt the momentum really changed for me Yeah it was It was a tough match but like I said I hear some competitive. I hate losing and I. I love the game to win and I wasn't going to give up and yeah I'm just glad things worked out for me. What would you tell someone about winning their first major? I mean what what something about this whole experience you. You wish you knew that you would want to impart on on the next player. Who Wins a major? For the very first time. I would tell them just to enjoy every every moment. This doesn't happen so often. It's so hard to win it. it's it's Just enjoy take every moment And just enjoy. That's I would say that's the most important thing and then just obviously once he win it. It's let all your emotions out. I guess 'cause I'm sure there's a lot building up to that point and Yeah just I guess get you're GonNa get a bit spoiled after that. It's going to be just a lot of excitement so Yeah we'll just say. Just take each day step by step and don't don't look ahead and just Bring your best game whenever you need it. How did you get your emotions out Well actually each match. It was more first round. I you know got through it. I was not really emotions. I was just happy to get through it and second round. It started building up second and I didn't quite I was obviously happy then. Third round against the Shawshank. It's a lot of emotion top And then obviously throughout each match was more and more so I just felt like I'm you know playing each match and I felt like getting so close to the title but obviously didn't WanNa look at look at it like oh I'm GonNa be in the finals you know when I was in the third round. It's really hard to think about that. But obviously once I started when I played in the fourth round against cocoa when I wanted it was a lot of emotions because I was in my first quarterfinal of a grandmother. So it was super exciting and then Yogi Berra was more than seventy than than files. I mean just emotions. Build up as many as each run went. It's funny. I don't know if you remember this. I interviewed you on the court. After you won your first round match against an Lee shout out to the Philadelphia suburbs and leave from my number. You were like you were super thrilled and you seemed a little nervous and you sort of you said exactly what you just said. Which is I was just happy to get through that. And she was already had played some matches so I had to sort out you and I talked to after you won. I think the Sammy's and you're much more relaxed. After winning your semifinal match it a major playing for your first final were after winning in the first route the second round against I mean it was. It was It was when he was Tough conditions who recited. Feel like I played my best tennis but I was of course really hard to get through that one it's It's not easy when you're not able to play the way you WanNa play unless it's windy plus I was playing a A young opponent you know who just had four matches under her belt so Obviously different nerves in different pressure coming from my side but then Yeah of course I mean it's different doctor. You know talking to you. Have to check it around or Talking to you after two semi finals playing first time. He's still my finals have grown so and I just felt like the nachos buildup and I played better. I found my on my game and just got a lot of confidence. So that's why I was excited. I think after talking to you after I feel like casual fans especially sort of we characterize tennis players like there's like a one sentence definition right so it's like the William's sister used to be L. The the sisters with you know the the sisters from Los Angeles with with the father and another player. She used to be a bad trainer and now she got into shape and Rafa dollars the crazy kid from the Spanish island with the parachute with the pirate pants. I feel like until we know players better. There's very simpler. We sort of have the simple shorthand than yours. Yours seems to me to be the kid who when she was little got to play with all the with all the celebrities. You're sort of the one sentences we've all seen you with with Andy Roddick cloisters corner. Cova a are you comfortable with that and be. What else should people know about you on that? I haven't thought about what people are thinking but yeah I mean I'm everyone knows about everyone knows about that. You know the Egos with Kim and and the So and I guess people should know that I'm very furious. I think that's just that she summit up I never give up. I'M GONNA fight and if you'RE GONNA you're GonNa Really GonNa have to play some really good tennis to me and other than that. I Love Wing Love. I love this game and This is everything to me. My Love hearing player. Say that. That's t tell me if I'm wrong here but I also get the feeling that you're okay being a little more famous. You're you're okay with some of the added responsibilities that you seem to know we're gonNA come your way now that you've won a major. You're you're sort of ready for this. Might do you buy yeah? I was born ready. I really wanted to get to this position Obviously it's more responsible more responsibilities though people know about me and people are probably obviously right now expecting me to keep doing which obviously. I WANNA keep doing it. Regardless of what happened would have still kept doing that. But I mean obviously more responsibilities like I said but I feel like during dot com You know coming up to a strategy on how long flight in wasn't easy to adjust at a time going and I was put first match to play on Friday. So were you know I think like I knew I just wanted? I knew I wanted to just keep the momentum going into to starbucks strong and yeah I played some really good tennis and everyone was just a really happy and they were really happy to see that I would love to ask him this personally. But I I imagine your father bus. Just be over the moon. He's super excited and proud. We also saw Dinara Safina in your In in your section as well what? What's yes I mean? I don't know the answer to this. What what's what's your relationship with their Evans asked her there. And everyone's asked me there. it's funny. I mean it's nothing got nothing. Just we're good friends we tax and everything and she was there and I asked her if she wants to come and support and Just she's just a friend she just came to support me and I knew that she has a lot of experience and She gave me some good tips before the match. You know. Try to just give me from her experience so rather not at the. It's nothing There's nothing to do. We're just friends came to support me and I was really happy. That she was there and Yeah just really happy for that. Did reassure me you. You're right right away to Fed Cup. Now you're going to do by it. Sounds like you're still very hungry. Reassure me you you. You celebrate it a little bit. Yeah we celebrated right after the match and we went to Some ball to thirty you know And my agent Ugo run for. Yeah we celebrate down. Yeah I mean I treat myself a little bit also after when I came back home so yeah I mean Celebrations are always. GonNa be there. He's always going to be very nothing's we're GONNA change. No one can ever take that away and take that away from me or from US but Right now getting ready for Dubai. It came off a Great Week. Griffey Days Inside Cup. We got the West so super excited interest excited to keep going forward for this year and Ford and I know you talk about to what extent this is a priority but this this win certainly puts you in very good shape to go to Tokyo for the Twenty Twenty Olympics this summer. Yeah yes I always had my own that this year I I wanna go into Tokyo. Which of the honor just to play in the Olympics and also. We shouldn't van and try not to think about that. When I was playing in Australia I tried to stick. One wants a better time but after I was told That it's can get in for Tokyo so I think it's great. It's super exciting and I mean it's just a lot of terms before Tokyo to You. Know coming up but Super excited for you like to stealing the rating. The you're the reigning Grand Slam champion. You I I get the feeling you like this. You like the status. Yeah of course it's It's amazing I've worked with and this is There's no better tournament to win a Grand Slam. It's you know for tournaments a year. It's very prestigious that This is something that I've always wanted to win. Are we going to you know to the have my name on the beautiful trophy? So which is just an honor. And it's the you know forever going to be there so Of course Cigarette slammed it like I said. There's nothing better to win a grand slam and it's just an honor to say. I love the fact that you're already back to work that you're not you're not South Beach Drinking out of your trophy at four in the morning. They'll tell it's like you're you're you're back to work to go in another one of these. Yes yes I'm back to work This is not an end for me. Of course going to try to move forward but Yeah I'm looking on. This is like I said not. Then I'm GonNa keep going forward and try to have any more great results from great attitude Thanks this was. It's always a pleasure talking but our time is a major champion so congrats on that. Thank you so much. Thank you thank Sonya Take Care Thank you take care bye all right. Thanks to Sonia Kenan I stopping by and Thanks Jamie opening you. In her outstanding producer Damien Santi Team is plenty. We spoke with Sonia. Kenan Hunter maybe nine months ago. It wasn't that long ago not that long ago She was an ambitious upstart. Very pleasant person to talk to you but she was not a major champion now. I think she's really redefined herself and I feel like her. Ambition has not been blunted if anything. It's it's kind of in sharpened. But she did seem to say nobody can take this away from me. I was looking at the W. T. A. Website Can prove them wrong. Which seems to be sort of a an emo that The obligatory reference to the doubters who are out there. I don't know if that really exists with her. I I just think she's a player who doesn't necessarily have big weapons and she's not going to serve anyone off the court and she's not fifteen years old and she's thirty eight years old but she's a really really good tennis player and just as important a really really good fighter and now she's the reigning champion. Yeah it's it's pretty incredible. We talked about it but we Last time she was on the podcast was may twenty nineteen so I mean not that long ago you know but when we talked with her one of the first things that we mentioned or that you you said to. Her was the headline from two thousand seventeen junior champion. Sophia Kenan to play Maria Sharapova. And I think we had a lengthy conversation with her about her third round match against Sharipova her idol. Right and we we you know had all everything from her having a Russian background and all these parallels Sharipova and how it was amazing to be on that stage playing her idol and You know she was number thirty seven at the time so fast forward to now and it's such an incredible Thing to think about how much has changed and Just hearing her talk she's so matter of fact she's all business and she's just like I want a major here. I am a little celebration but moving onto the next thing. She never doubted it. And I think she really enjoys the competition the competitive nature of everything. The the the heard what you said about other the other girls are going to have to know. They're gonNA have to work really hard to beat me good for you. I think you're totally right. I mean I'm just thinking man this this sport you know nine months ago The Big Story. Line is you wants plagiarized Maria Sharapova. And now your top ten player is what a major in. You're going to the Olympics. I I also think she is a really really good mix of business like you know. She's not I mean there are different players who have won majors and they are still celebrating today amid sort of mission accomplished and now I can check that box and go live happily ever after. Data's not you know that's not Sonja Kennan But she's also she's cool like she's accessible. She's I think she wants to be out there. I think she's she didn't really bite when I asked her that. But you know she's happy to jump call and do a podcast early in the morning when she doesn't have to I don't think she minds being out there and I don't think she mind this blast of celebrity. That's GONNA come a lot of players really shy from that. Look I just signed up to be a tennis player and hit balls and win matches. I don't want to have to deal with everything else. I think she's really ready to step up her profile but I also don't think she's seeking that out right. I think there's a difference there I think she's. It's just part of her personality. She's she's feisty she's she's fighting for what she wants and she's you know she's willing to do what it takes. And she knows that that is part of it and I think she's willing to do it and she's she's kind of like yeah again. She's spar it's part of the is part of the business part of the game. She's willing to do it all and I think it's all she's ready to be number one and she wants to be number one and I think that's a really healthy mix of on the one hand. She's very ambitious and is not embarrassed about that. She doesn't hold back on expressing her ambition but she also sort of understands that. There's more to this job than than just winning matches so she's not going to suddenly pivot and become an instagram star and seek seek out. Sports illustrated personnel asking about Super BOWL PARTIES IN SWIMSUIT ISSUES. But the flip side is that you know she also realizes that. Yeah they're going to be some additional pressures and I'm ready for that I also I mean sh I get the feeling. She's sick of talking about it but I. I really think there's something there. I don't know if you saw this. So she we played that video With Andy Roddick which. He's five years old that she's telling Tennis Channel. She knows how to return. Andy Roddick serve And now there are others. Yes she's with Kim Clijsters. And she's classes braiding her hair she's meeting Annakournakova. And it's kind of become this talking point that she not not unreasonably seems to have gotten tired of but I do think there's something to that that when you're a kid in you see these players interact with these players. And they're not just people you see on Youtube or they're not just what my generation would say posters. Hang on your wall kids. Still kids still posters sidebar. I think it's still thing I mean. Oh No But point being when you actually have interactions with these athletes. Wouldn't Jean King Say You know you have to do to be it. I think that really there's something there I mean I think We talked about this with Robbie. Koenig in going South Africa. I think seeing athletes up close in person really does something to kids. I think it's a really formative experience. I think it's one reason why all these tournaments leaving the United States have a really harmful effect on American tennis. It's not just at the stars. Don't come from here but it's when the action isn't here when you can't be a ball kid when you can't be. Gilg asking for autographs outside the practice court. I think that has a really harmful effect. The flip side is when you do have these interactions like Kenan did. It's a big deal when you're six years old and you're deciding what sport to play Definitely I mean you have to see see to believe it but there's also something I think You know about the videos you talk about with. Kenan is that she saw these these players and she you know had to just interact with them as normal as she would with anyone else. She came across at a young age so now it seems like that could play into her. Having this kind of nonchalant attitude about yeah I want a major just like maybe. She was a little kid. Yeah oh I'm I'm getting my hair braided by You know grandma who I now could in theory play against the one of these days just I I also feel like tennis bill. Enter maybe this sports. In general sort of builds in these these scripts and these story lines. So it's all great via cannons climbing the ladder. But can she make a dent in a major? And she beat Serena Williams at the French Open. That was pretty good and now here. She is eight months later and she's winning the Australian Open. She's a major champion. Her name is going to be on that wall. And if you saw the board when players walked out to the cord and you walk by Martina Navratilova and Steffi and Monica Seles and federal at all. So you can't. His name is is going to be there But tennis builds in these the scrap building this talking points almost like wwe so the next stage is going to become a will. She have a target on her back. Now she's a player to be beaten. Alyce respond to that in a can. She avoid the dreaded fate of the one hit wonder and the next challenge. Is I'm I'm not an Ostapenko? I'm not one of these one offs and can stay healthy. Can't you stay home? We've seen that with You know maybe not necessarily major winners but younger players who have quickly come up and you know one titles and there's a US Open champion. Who DID NOT POST FOR For Australia exactly I think that's a really good point. what is her level of. I mean I I do think that she might benefit from having the game. She has on the health department that She is not someone. That's you'll lumbering around the court. She's not someone who has one of those delicate physiques But I think that I think that's an interesting point to. How will she keep herself healthy? And they're gonNA be opportunities to play exhibitions now and they're gonNA play doubles in. Australia's you're gonNA keep playing doubles and we talk about this across the board but when you start winning you're playing more matches your tournaments are longer your in all of these places. Extend beyond what you're used to perhaps You know you're saying into the second week or you're you're staying through the weekend and all the sudden that affects your schedule when that happens over the course of two three four five six weeks so You know it's something just to think about in terms of managing the overall the health and I mean she's you know flying to Dubai and then where's she going next. And how is that playing into how she how her body's recovering feel like we don't talk about enough? I mean I've going to Australia and I have to go to Japan and a few days in I am wrecked. I mean my my sleep is all messed up by. I mean it's just I don't feel like myself when you hear that and yeah I mean. He's probably flying candidates probably flying in luxury in staying. He's no he's not staying at The Ramada Inn But when the dollar is going from the Australian Open to the Middle East play exhibition to South Africa than back to my Orca. I mean that takes a toll on anyone in I feel like we don't talk about that enough that just the sheer rigors of travel that even you know so new cannon is flying whatever whatever the tickets twelve hour time difference or twenty hours the. She's getting from Melbourne to the Seattle suburbs to Florida to do by and not to mention on top of that. She's carrying an emotional weight. Not In a bad way. But you know we we talk about. Oh you know if something happens or you're you're you suffer a loss. Whatever it is but this. This is an emotional thing for her. And it's something that you know she's GonNa wake up in the morning and still feel that I mean it's it's a happy happy told but It was a huge marker in her. This transformational moment in her life. And that's a really good point. And you're dealing with the emotions of that and in this case Your per per father involved and there is A. There's financial the financial consulates all this. I mean there's a lot going on apart from jet lag and travel and security lines in. I think sometimes we you know. We hear that a player is sick or where we hear give. Dominic team has has this cold. He's having a hard time shaking Anyone that's traveled internationally can and then and then try to go back to work soon. Thereafter can probably relate to that but No I think You know if you've said before the tournament Novak Djokovic is GonNa Win Number Eight. I think most people say sounds about right. And if you'd said so you can is GonNa win. Number one on the women's side people would say what and then you'd say I don't know why why not I mean she. She knows how to win. Joey played joined to play one draw. Here's your way into play one seeded player but that's a little misleading. Because in that was cocoa gov coming off defeat of the defending champion and a lot in that match ms or boats from South Florida Kenan Gov and nobody wants to lose to the fifteen year old And then he played on Jabber sort of a tricky opponent but candidly not not the worst quarterfinal opponent of Major. Then she had to play Ash. Bharti who not only was the number one ranked player in the world number-one seed but also was the hometown favourite act and then with everything on the line. She had to play a player. Who's considerably older? Who had two majors in Mugo so And it was interesting to hear her talk about you. Know she went through the different absent flows of the match and how she said You know she gave all the credit to agree with that that she could you know but she kind of said that that she never. She never explained that she was like you know. Nervous or that across the net. That person was you know. She's unflappable in that situation. You could even tell when she was recounting it. She was just kind of like yeah and I went down and when it was this I actually just like clear. Correct me when I said second round instead of I. She knew right away. What round We'd spoken Yes she's she's all I would say she's all business but but I feel like there's also a part of her that sort of bring it on. I'll do your interviews bringing on I'll endorser product. I mean I feel like there's a very nice balance here again between someone who is nakedly ambitious in the best possible way but also kind of doesn't mind the celebrity in the stardom that she doesn't crave it. She's not going to go after it but if it comes her way she's she's all right. You know there. There are a lot of players who I get. The feeling wouldn't be thrilled to do it off season early morning. Podcast Know two weeks after they WANNA major so anyway Yea take away gay Safia Cannon. You think she Thinks she sticks with feel for the rest of the year. I don't know I think they're going to be a lot of sort of interesting Like they're going to be a lot of interesting offers that come her way and you know I mean I. She's she's twenty one years old. She's in the top ten Coach by her father. Which which is interesting another validation. You know I think a lot of people in tennis. At least what I was starting with. Sorta roll their eyes when the parents would be the coaches and the track record honestly wasn't great. I Mean Creek Chris Evert. It's the example pointed to but Chris Evert's father knew what he was talking. I mean Chris Evert's father was about if I tennis coach I I think sometimes their skepticism when parents or the coaches but I think more and more you're seeing some real success there and maybe Alex Kennan Y You know you you look his history and there may not be much there but he clearly knows how to motivate his daughter and that can go a long way as we've seen yet again. I mean I think maybe small sample size but we saw Caroline Wozniacki. What did she say when she retired from tennis? I'm happy I stuck with my father. As my coach I think More and more supporting evidence. There you got to travel the world than the on court with someone who understands what makes you tick and Chuck another one up for the for the family. Coaching connection. Yeah we we talked about this with soccer but the the sponsorships and like you said a lot of offers coming. Her way is just yet another thing that she's going to have to turn around and digest as she comes off this meter so it'd be really interesting to see how she Affairs this spring. Yeah exactly and I do think in some ways. Australia's probably the best for that that. It's you know it feels like a galaxy galaxy far away in the tour picks up again If if we're talking about giving yourself some time to adjust to this new reality Australia I suspect is probably the best the best tournament for that but no one will be to see where it goes from here and she'll show up at Indian wells and she'll walk into that locker room for the first and again I I. It's funny with tennis when you win. A major and you walk into that locker room and sometimes it's it's you and a couple of mixed doubles players and some juniors. It's a very strange thing where everyone is left town. So when you get to that I that next event that's when you get a lot of the the back there the the passing at that point. You probably couldn't get away with it a little bit before. But that's that's when meet your peers All right so thank you too. Sonya Ken thank you to Jamie. Thanks thanks everyone listening. That will That will do it for this week. against subscribe. Leave a review. Get this podcast. Wherever find podcast are sold We'll have another one in seven days belt this week worth breath.

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Lily Graham  Dual Timeline Dramas

The Joys Of Binge Reading: The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

42:30 min | 2 years ago

Lily Graham Dual Timeline Dramas

"Welcome to the joys of binge raiding the show for anyone who got to the great book and wanted to read the Nixon stolen. We interview successful series authors and recommend the beast, mystery suspense, historical and romance series. So you'll never be without a book. You can't put down. You find the show notes a free book and lots more information at the joys of binge reading dot com. And now is show. Show any grants. Joe time-line fiction. Always finds Herpin. Heartbreak I- resort. She sees of being inspired by people who overcame adversity to pursue the dreams. It's up and lily learn to Erie early in her own line. Hi, I'm your host Ginny. La and today Lilly talks about how she got started and rising and goods listed as a great opportunity to inter a draw for a signed paperback caught the book the island villa? It's a dramatic tale of true sisters living in a time of fearing betrayal in a villa with walls whisper secrets guaranteed they say to appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah and Victoria has lock you can enter the draw on genie's author Facebook page at JD wheel dot birds. Just search on that or food the show nuts CPA side on the website. The joys have been reading dot com. We will also filed looks to lease books and we've site get to increase in by the end of this paper twenty eight to be in with a chance of winning this fascinating paperback. But now he is lily Hallard have Lilly and welcome to the shar. It's great to have you with. Us service janey sign up to be have now. Okay. S a good storyteller to start at the beginning with the west gonna chime moment. And I wondered if you they was such moment when it was like an opinion, you thought you wanted to write fiction in your life would not be fulfilled. Least you actually manage to do that. And it's so was the catalyst for it quite think, it's quite a strange thing. A very young age. I just suited found in love with books. Head this line in the para secret way, main character. Valerie, she sold fools into the the arms of books away. Some people do with men, and that was that was the story for me. I was always this Rita. And I I didn't win if I made this secret patches myself one day that Sunday, I'll be do this. And I like to think about nine years old faces Ray tried to write something, and it was so bullying, and I was really really diff- stages, and the, you know, you just can't get something right and everything tried for many many years after was just fell socialites of where one to to the clank the books that I've been reading the stories that I have. This choir thing, you need. It said one day, you will rush and. Eventually I grew up in. I at a study journalism. I did that in an wiz rossing of kind. I think it was twenty SR rotting Donal, but it was always quiet than you do yourself, and they might base friend used to own mice, Miami, -tario quite Condie. She went as she told me about the Amazon KP program, and she'd been reading so much of it. And she said look at think, you should just do this. She you can finish one of these books that you've got going and doing an hour today that was not catching this moment. Because this this project that I could do, and I even this cool that co that the nitty in front and so. As faced by day each year at the time, and I took any tie year. Right. December is ageism. Thomas Cole invincible from. And it was just I sort of written it about eight years before that it was disagree really needed another break and assisted to end urine was just such a great moment in refinish them. I didn't actually a blade that went to Amazon quiz. It's still needed work and at got the bag at reverse in the bag, and I really wanted to do this the sort of self editing things for myself Cyrus another story and by the end of that year, we loaded and that became the Cornish Christmas at the time was cool. The call a wizened event, and I really enjoyed that prices research fan, and I was very very fortunate to do it because my m. Mile. Oh, my friends were in, gene. And the media. So one of my designed the cover baseman that. I was speaking about is. It is also food Schnitt that it was quietly. I wouldn't say it's the most polished in that that could have happened because we weren't you know, in the hatchet will. But it was a pretty good fished because I had fish designer you of an absolute thing. So it was it was a lot of fan. But Janet, then you know, this phone call telling me that they such thing is kindle direct publishing that was this catalyst. But I never expected. The holy grams thing to happen and to become my career. So that those folks were under your pin dime of lily Graham with it. Yes, there is to it was at the time. It was cold and invincible semi which was released the fine Nate and innovative of to twenty fourteen was the postcard Ed what into the happening is absolute. Of. Got in touch with with my punishes at the moment and hits into a harbour move. What happens? Head contacted me in seen through the food manuscript, and yeah, then I was offered it in three book deals. Those two books would republish the need and the Nevada was tuned into food legs novel. And yeah, then I finished a foodie new book by the end of twenty sixty with them. Now, you've trusted interesting genres sought for your work. Sudenly later books. They sweet romance shot through with a real seats of Lawson DACA themes, with us v two books all side. Do they have the dockside as well? Yeah. Yeah. Effaced three books that are right. Where we. Commercial women's fiction. So in the UK, they sort of have its holiday themes. So. When you find a lot of books with Christmas in the Steiner spring ads, someway, but I've always loved drama and speaking about. The human emotions tragedies. But exploring all these deeper doc seems inquirer. Hopefully, it always comes out on Helga. So there's few Whistler. Kind of John rebound cited that was about his dog 'cause I was allowed to go. And I didn't have a discussion with my my editon end. So the later books now, so the island Venda end para secret on unusual that they moved historical fiction. Yes. And that's the costs are now going down. So I'm I'm very happy to switch John. And I'm very happy that my readers have been so amazing and have come along for the ride. Great. So it's funny because they kind of divide in the seatings as well because the area books there is that thing about the Karzi Cornish thing. And I realized I started to look that this quite a sub-genre of Cornish romance. I wondered if there was some particular attraction about code will. It wasn't delivered. I mean, I have since seen that this other books. David. But thank you need to come into understand it beautiful. It's coral is just the patient just object by live as just so far. So we've publishes in being in London and events that I each around workers pisses my husband. It's just too far away to be human hours on the train. But it is just this magical place, and it's so wild, and you really get the sense of magic unit. Anything can happen. And. It's just a wonderful place to be and every time ago did new ideas, I think it comes from death. Ni d'amour a her Rebecca and seen as you go that you you really feel this this intense, miss fear. That she described who books, and maybe something back that that I've tapped into would try to tap into the huge shed more. And so you were living in England by the state for raiders joined no you did originally and start set for was this writing journey. You were already based in England that trial the fish defense book yet she via times published book achier, so the Facebooks would have come through. And I was living here and had traveled to crack quite extensively. So the you know, it's based on everybody's been such a negative. You know, watching told on cold Hermelin. Things. Fit. My. Is the second novel yet? And but you said you'll see any more in cold who. Now, this something that's in the past. I know innocent. She why buddy will the next time writing at the moment is given which is the county next. And in the funding would be back in cone will. Yeah, I think it is a lot. There's a big history of UK writers writing about his it's always lax question in they so much to it yet almost becomes deadly sort of Sekine character. Yes. You can you can you know, 'cause he 'cause you remains or you have it diva DACA gercy in his lot of stories down his, well, it's just it's a good playground. I think you're sitting now the bull research folks, as you've mentioned safe in Paris and on the Spanish island of fooling foaming terra. It's did you find that you have slightly different readerships for those from the corners Wednesay, you mentioned earlier that you felt grateful to your readers football news. They came across quite heavily with change in trying to that. Yes. I think like you said my books will probably package as these commercial levels at the haunt another them inside from the Christmas story with who we are an entirely different beast of medico, but until mass. Books would very much along this thing. And I just hadn't read it on myself to to properly go down to medical. So another didn't we're very surprise you kids. I mean, even my face novel. I mean, it's it's about women who uses her paw at Fiji has been on the day, married. He gives kill. It's it's not as lighthearted as you're mean said, yeah, I don't think it was an absolute shock foot that I was nigger down this laundry. But that I'm glad that they were happy to come with ends. Yes. Assad rising winner is of anyone that he to vide- five. Now says you start maturing. And you know, I'm happy that they are going along, which is great Mexi one with this something that you're on experienced its lead you to this world view that to be aware of the sound for the clouds will vice versa too, intense apparent clouds, even sunshine. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think in some ways it's growing up in southern for pets, definitely. United such troubled, but peaceful country, and you do nine to eleven different rain. You have a different outlook on life. And just because there's a lot of crime is a lot of lot of things Dave to get through. And information personal exchanges. Disability. That it managed on will. And so I think yes that sort of thing as well. The does in some way help influencing what you write about United. These always a little bit of of doctors because I do believe that we face adversities and things like that it makes us stronger. And I think the one thing on has toured new five is have the to Rengo denied drains because it's not that this is the worst thing that can happen. But it's just I will not what you know. What I mean? It's it's because. I don't know if it's people don't expect much from you. I'm not been high schooler people who would always congratulate you just for showing up. You spatial because you ain't today. Yeah. I came. Let's rate. So you think I hit this to to to be a little bit more than that end. Yes. You start reading often things team what you can accomplish. In is learning how to do things differently with on time as she put on a watch strength. Will if those things I just translates into at what else could you make having Martine impossible. Let one of those I really wanted to with from high end. So into town Brighton. In those absence. You keep having different goals in dreams and exploited Vokes. So the time is somebody's doing something different. So to act do you mind me asking just in a very practical way? Do you use a keyboard? Have you do taught with one hand or it just seems remarkably brave to choose a job where you need a keyboard? When you live in with that particular challenge. I know my agent auspey. This is you know, what H A D ado ado us. Keyboard m maybe if Iraq I think any sort of millennial if I ride with a bed, just Chris. The. I was a hard thing to point. But racking is. Often take long as it takes the I wanna foster office. But it's it's you know. No, no. Yes. I talked quite quickly take breaks. Yeah. Extra hand, maybe making a bit faucet. At Todd is FOX's I think as it is. So I I would be impressed. You know? You know, my dad is two hands unite. He watches means how do you do? You extra vintage should be available. So that helps explain a lot about the end allying story of the island village, for example. And I don't want to put any spoilers the people who haven't read it. But it is about a giant has to leads his wife a poignant league ac-. Now, I've got a sister nor her loss to husband coming out for years ago. But it still has a very sad journey for her to walk. And as I was reading I was thinking, you know, Julie would love this folk, I'm I'm going to recommend trip because I think she really feel it would really help to to feel what other people share with a wondered if you've got that. So back from brave people that helps them in a strangely comforting way to read a story like that. Yes. I I haven't are being criticized for that. Not just this book. I think I really felt that was my aching win. Cornish Christmas, which? It's about a woman who struggling after the day of a mother, and I had so many women zika right into needed. Tommy that thank just lost in others and head gone through something like this. And I that story was very much inspired by an plan and hit a stage for breast cancer. And I was terrified back using high end. I think that's one of the things that writing allows you to flow, your worst fears, and what you hope would you wish you would happen. If that had to come out and the advent was very much during that sort of story, and I had a head of who had lost her husband. She's become quantity friend and Chaim are quite worried about reading this is not will end in how she receives. And she. Yes, she she said that it was quite quite helpful. She said, what was quite strange is is this house. Don't wanna go away for the but Unity's this moment, which she slaughter speaking to been lot. And he's probably and she's like my God Lilia in mind. It's just a Hanoi that the nibble of exceeding with, but I just read the label crazy, I know I would guard to five Hedegaard forbid as my husband. You know? I'm quite sure it'd be very he's just mad. Look, honestly, I did have very big raitment in my early life alost. Stick son end. I did consciously understand that for a very short time. I did have a crazy hid sort of. You know, I did recognize the thoughts. I was having would logical normal. But I think everybody who has a major bereavement has those times we may NAR that they being a bit crazy. But it's actually quite they're abusive to be like that the. That look by migraine eat, an which was my other humidity went to such a time as well end them. She she said you into this mode where she decided Texas enough of this grade in things, and he went to the boss room minutes shouldn't be funny regress, and will these pull interest. Well, how many do I take because I don't want to end up basil just need to know. How many will do it? So she read to the defined chemists to off and. At by choose. Tell us. And she says you think going to good humus. That she was like, okay, no points moving on. So that is a jewel timelines story. We sort of move on a little from the macabre tropic. That is a jewel timelines story and add like the the. The Paris secret, but foaming Thira is unusual place to sit. I mean, it's not an island neighbor sitting next door to the famous pizza, but it's a wonderful place to to see a story in this. Obviously, a really interesting historical heritage there. I wondered if they were challenges during the research because I guess a lot of the information would have been Spanish, yes. Not the measures in Spanish, Ed. It was really hard. Check. She salute gauging the truth on that story. The miss that. It's rounded. And I was fortunate enough to to gain contact with a few people historians live they add Hedren sick day because I got myself into Sachin medal. It I think it was the most intense research are analyzed ten to point really fell was this this moment at at stumbled across something that was so powerful. And that was the reason I decided to say today, I always wanted to do something Spanish something about the inquisition. But when I came across this little bit of research. About this heated community. I just need a head tried the story. I have a bit of it at Juliann, Kansas, myself and. This sort of story about having given. So a lot another reason in spicy Honey in Israel. These papers the leading employer around to Jenna motive beach in the air in for to a guy hidden much Davies also historian and together with the old papers. Martin reset with me just while was Scoffing in what he lives in Spain. And he's so links. And telling me where to go and check on a lot of help. And I was very Jay. I that. But with a lot of things that I'm trying to get wrong. And you just have to take this fate and his. You know, because you can get lost in a rabbit Warren. Research, and I was terrified about getting grow. So yeah, I'm has engineer office, but did trauma based. Yeah. It was fun to do your read speak Spanish yourself. I often one years finish in Bossia. Did when it was great. But not enough to help be. Lead story. Yeah. Putting to the getting. Tonight wasn't just as ancient world. It was the sole trade, and how that would his nothing so little about all trade connect- Aaron that even. As I was reading such research move out different areas of Spain. And they move prolific roots? Because. Of how things worked out of a lot of that. History was useless erased. Quite said, yes, yes. Not we've make the parasite mature not interested to hear you say about the Jewish lake in your own history because the key character in the Paris secrets Madam Jubeir who searches it here to. That story. Valerie returns to Paris to discover the truth about what happened to her family during World War Two. I if researching that one also presented particular challenges. Yes. That that they did. I it was that was through. Sort of in a way, I'm reading about a about something else and across the story about frogs finally acknowledging its war children. And it was the story about don't get away spoilers. But it's about the children to Nazis, and it. Yes, sir fascinating. And just led me onto difference research off, and the nice thing about this is so much that we do not. And so me. Radio dateable sources that you guys you that it was historic level. But I I try to make sure it was it was a novel fist. You know? The story was more about Valerie's story in the sixties than say the second will. But I just needed to have as many evacuate in place to make this. Legal. It was easy to find that intermission differently than say compared to the inventive. The. Yes. Eighteen hundred. The hats now turning way from the specific books to connect you'll wider career. Will I wonder if this one thing you've done more than any other that you see as being the secret to your success as a writer? Maybe she's keeping going under the Tuncer triumphant some. Yeah. I think I think the ones that I would say is that you just keep going you keep trying. Because. I've been being one of the first novel camps that I tried and I think it goes back to nine year old little girl who wanted to be arrested fish thing. Todd was horrific day was end justifying that eventually you'll get the way the stugotz belief comes from. I think sometimes it's lesion, but you know, you have this idea, and you think okay, we'll I'll come to. It'll it will get subway and. I think that that is. That has been the the recipe for me is just to keep going. So even though I think that a book. There's been one or two as well. Receive not not not in in terms of next of pace. Third novel just didn't sell quite as well as the previous two year. It was just the split. And I think it was just about keeping going into saying Campbell. You know, this is not a guarantee. No, no one. No one knows if they to derail you keep growing who knows on the fourth one the fifth. And I'm so grateful my success nothing. That comments have happened later novels lost to emphasise this the FaceTime. I've had an audiobook deal and to foreign rights deals now. So it's just a pacer very Annette's, sir. It star truths. Keeping. Debut success that you really dream about you. You wanna be successful celebrated copies. It's just about being enjoying the prices and. Yeah. Keeping going way you might get United. If I'd say stopped on the book. I might never have got into a stage of my faced audio deal that Catholics. I was in last secret is. It's so boring. It's just businesses. Sounds great. And actually, I'm sure he wouldn't be surprised that that's what many of the people that I speak to on this podcast side. I wish to do with latching candle beautiful. Talking about life. Can I wonder I a Wicca Hollick? It's sorry had you discipline yourself to switch off unwind. Yeah. I'm not really a conic say I am. I'm a warrior hush. I think the worries always day. I'm actually I'm such a precarious nature. That is my worst fool attain to sprint Cup, spinal. So I enjoy an hate that. I enjoy this because it's just become my prices I love into room, and then I don't do anything else. And so whether that takes. Literally nothing else sometimes it stack hallway the new, you know, house looks like. Actually took. My husband is grumpy because he has got my dog is crosses me because we need him who that target a book done. I don't know how to taste myself. I do not let these people just do one thousand two thousand as the stop. And they do this every day that marathon, I've turned know how do it? I feel that some spatial skill that. I just get. So I'll worry worry worry the deadline is closing credits. An initially flat out all, but that's when it comes a lot. Because it you saw most in this world. It's almost like that Haiti Russia when you you setting exams type fills and in everyone's speaking to you and a nest. I write books, and it's not healthy, Jake. Specimen moving right along. It's cold the joys of binge meeting this podcast. I did onto talking about who did you like read and Benji then you mentioned that need to as one of your classics, but tell us about your reading. Yeah. Now, raiding favorites and is Kate fan accurately United shopping. These of what she thinks she's just phenomenal cake moten while haven't actually made her latest than make his Toyota that's on my wi- to be made Paul and think else. Are we very hectic are earning visual? I will have fish children's allow this year. I read a lot of middle grades which. Which might be surprised I really fancy fiction in the end they have. And just discovered to crime, and although it's Malak, psychological thrillers. So we really enjoyed the novel by Jin Mukasa. It's cool knifing questions which was phenomenal. If I kicked tasted Olympians media's. So if I'm feeding bit sorry for myself in nineteen to link being Harry. But he found Judy quite phase that Kennedy thing than all against new quite hopeful end. Again. I m in a Kentucky find Annette John think, it's it's quite. Lifting. So being quite Weijia. I'd say, yes. Yes. Thomas about your children's. What's it about? Yes. The fish will be again. Using it as well at industry yet think is on the same day. It's the second of may at this year is called star fell. And the Facebook is startled end coke. William awesome. The last day. And it's the story of a little girl. He has the worst magical power in the family, the Las things and no one thinks she's special until loss cheese day missing. Yes. So that's been a lot of it's it's been quite a Willard with with that. And having this Louis to 'em possession on time been writing as Lilly. And now it was head to name and just in connect- nine for people who joined knowledge say my Bill is Dominic Valenti, which is funny because annoyed towns made. And mike. My name was ready. Squashing my has been shame. He's eighty. So that's how I sent me. Go quite the exotic name Johnny thinking. Yes. Just a happy accident. But yeah. To Lilly Graham, and when I launch must've project of actually finishing book getting the in the world, and it was a way to protect myself in case, it was a a horrible. Those agendas are thought will either. And I went to my not at any of they would mean. But if it was a roaring disappointment imagine why my colleague, Josh. Sure that would be done that. But if Iran. Because I was ice you and I use the same federal. So is this year? So is the worst kit, Chico. The quickest Clark's for the individual time to gave the circling back to the beginning. And looking back RV arriving lie at this stage in your career. If you will do it all again, what would you change if anything? I think I would have tried to fund the courage to. She maybe fiction writing from the beginning. I think I don't great being agendas. It will agree told me quashes into salt end. The newsroom stains to cells. It was it was a really good experience as she ends. Tuffah me up a lot beds. I think what I would have stayed is. You know, it's still running. You don't have to wait ten years until you finish awful. I think I would have I was trying to do that at eighty and I would have heard free of nine that use lactating, you would get bitter. But you can't get bit issue. Yes. Yes. Yes. So what is next for lily the writer? What have you gone for this coming year when you look ahead? Yes is not Megyn to a one book a year. She'll with my digital. We used today to a year. But because of my children's not will have head to scale back. So I'm still racking to it's just one is children's in went is. Jedi grad. So that that's going to be quite rigid. Little bit basis of fish units because I'll give it beating room. And so this not will that I'm working on be accident. And it's also sit in the shaken will and do the bits and a group of women friends who live in the division countryside. And yeah, I'm crossing classic drive off. I made a start. The fish draw. But it yeah. We'll be out this activists. I'm quite exact about the one way really excited about you see very kindly that you willing to give away. A paperback copy of the island, fellow to elicit all they need to do is seemed their nine to go into a draw. We'll give those details on the the shar nuts for the episode. That is really very gene resolve you. And you sit you sign it has well, which is even better is that she he might leisured in he semi unity now four interacting with your readers way. It can they find you line? And you know, you can find me on. But website is from the easiest extended. I've got any Graham dot net. On twitter. Which is really Graham, right? And on on Facebook, Justin Graham. And you love to have feedback from your readers by the sound of it, actually he and a Facebook page. I unveil today he becoming in northern just finished a book, and it just gives me so much joy ahead. This one Rita his Kathy Schaeffer, she's in America and. It was actually writing on Bennett was lost year. The winter you don't you just fitting sorry sorry for yourself in Jena hush. She knew but almost every two weeks. She you know, my little cheated. How you doing? You can do this. With just magic because Afridi would be sitting there by computers odd hunt to occur Jesus. And you can do this. So I do not married his end. I really appreciate them. They also kind. I will that the books that are willing to take the time in such nice messages and emails on a very lucky based well, this fabulous lily, really is. We just, you know, reiterate do feel free to into the giveaway for the island the last signed copy and look at speed Mavs talking to you today at really has. Thank you, so miss Jenny. It's wonderful. Bye. Bye. Listening to the Jewish adventure reading podcast. You can find all the details and links for this episode at dub dub, dub dot the joys of binge reading dot com. We'd love to eat your comments and suggestions for who. You'd like us to interview nixed. And if you enjoyed the show take a moment to subscribe on I tunes or a similar provider. So you won't miss out on future guests, thanks for joining us and happy reading. The choice of bench reading podcast is put together with fantastic technical help from Dan, cotton and abra falls. Dan is an experience sound and video engineer whose radiant available to help you with your ex project. C- cannot at D C audio services at g mail dot com. That Steve Daniel CPA, Charlie audio services x g mount dot com or check casher nights. 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Medieval Times: A Most Noble Episode

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And we're going to release an episode a day so you can watch along with us and listen to our silly daily recaps listen. Two decades on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts over every year. Get Your podcast. Hello and welcome to savor production of iheartradio and stuff media. I'm angry and I'm Laurin Vogel Von and today we're talking about medieval times not not like the actual times which were Medieval Medieval Times dinner and tournament. Yes entertainment and food concept indeed indeed and this one has been on our list or if you've been trying to go for years no joke years. Yeah you know. It's difficult to drive up to sugarloaf parkway to be super honest castle. It's really really funny to talk about My experiences there because I have been I have been. I have not So I well. I've got a lot of memories. Not So oh and there. Was THAT RECENT. Snl Sketch yes. Yes which is a mandatory watching material for this episode brought it back to the forefront of our minds but yeah Adam driver was playing this kind of intense actor who worked at a medieval times and took his role. Perhaps a little too seriously. Yes as we all do sometimes. Yeah Yeah and it resulted in as you might imagine liberty jinx. Yes hijinks yes. My favorite line is Cameron. Adam driver you says the manager St. up charges you one hundred and ten dollars for chicken and potato and does not even give you the dignity of a flock and then Keenan is in the audience as yeah. I do know. Grown Magid have to eat a baked potato. And it's you know it's true it is true we were discussing that before we start. There is sort of a novelty at first of eating things with your hands in public. Which by the way the other. No utensils at these restaurants But it wears off so yeah. I've been twice once. It was my super hard one first trip to disneyworld universal via high school marching band. But I was a band aid. Oh okay in so. I was in seventh grade. Oh Wow yeah you signed up to be in this club specifically for the Detroit reason. I did it because my parents swore they would never take me away and I did. And that was the last year they did it. So I'm glad I did sign up to be a bad day So yeah we went to the One and kiss me Florida and it was sort of a group. I mean the whole class went there and I didn't know this was a thing so I I roll up and there's this castle. I've been told there's dinner here. I'm very confused. But it was quite fun and my nights. 'cause there is divided into six six color coded section. Oh Yeah and my night. Was the trader at the time one night was always. The trader was always the trade. So you're like I bought props by the way everybody any banner with her and her little paper crown. So you like cheering for your night. Yeah go night. And then he was a traitor. And you're kind of like well. I guess I don't cheering. Like do I want him to kill the turn on a dime and be like. Oh we have been betrayed ourselves. You're right you're right I should have and then I. I went a few years back to the one in Atlanta which opened in two thousand six. It's kind of outside of Atlanta but Atlanta area For my birthday which was not a sad thing. It's a happy thing I wanted to go. They have a birthday coupon And it's pretty legit and my night was a traitor again. I I I am beginning to think that this is on you on my gosh. You think I'm pretty sure they don't do that anymore but there's one like bad guy night still in the story. Is there? Yeah I thought they got? They got seventy complaints about like my kid and then getting this one section of the trader. But Yeah I did realize the first time I went there. I think the biggest mistake I made was. I didn't realize you were either supposed to wait. Have patients or use your bread to stop up the soup so I picked up the metal bowl winning at and it was hot head. Got My hands on. Oh Yeah Oh. It's an old joke sad story. It was said not those bad though. I did wanna read the birthday email from medieval times which there was a whole chain with Lauren and Dylan and I I think where we were. We riffing on. This can't find it very funny. It was very full of his is yes. I am most noble. Any we take great pleasure in wishing you a happiest of birthdays. We would like to extend this royal invitation to return to your nearest castle and celebrate with those that you hold in the highest regard together we will feast we will rebel your recent glory and we will raise a glass to many prosperous crusades to come with grace and honor the noble families of Medieval Times. I mean that's that's high quality stuff You're gonNA tell me you wouldn't take that. They called you most noble anti. Are we all supposed to call you that all the time? Technically I don't correct you okay. True Okay Most Noble. Anne thank you thank you but okay for people who have no life question medieval times. What is it well medieval times? Dinner and tournament is Sorta Dinner Theater experience with a vaguely medieval Europe theme The theater portion is a story played by actors about a medieval ish era royalty hosting a tournament and you are their guests and these days. I guess since the beginning It's been. The story is set in eleventh century Spain. Although it's an English they're using English accents English anyway. Anyway And Yeah. There are six nights competing in choreographed sword fights and hid have combat and games of skill. And there's a on horseback apparently falconry. Yes is the thing Do you WanNa tell us a little bit more about your experience. What's up to okay so so you walk the castle yes so most of these castles are located in malls. Right right totally. So you're exactly so the one in Atlanta for instance it's a mall and then there in the parking into a castle. Oh my gosh yeah. And you walk in. And it's kind of right away You're in the gift shop like Souvenir area and then you get the in. It's just huge stadium seating all around and you go through this this dinner and as as the courses come out. starts with The king but now it's the Queen Times I've been it was a king would do. I love this. He would announce like to honorable marching band from Lumpkin County. We well. He calls out all the birthdays but like bridal bachelorette parties. Go there mazing. Yes it's really funny to hear this sort of modern stuff which they also have a campaign now about cyborg interesting here that come from King's mouth and then there's sort of a store it's a very vague storyline of like honor and there's somebody's doing something wrong is there is a falcon go. So he comes out and he just he releases the Falcon. I think there might be a message. Involved I don't recall but it just flies in circles around the stadium and it gets close like it knocked. My friends had little brown right off his head. Heck and see again. The first time I was a seventh grader. Who had no idea? This was didn't know what was happening. Falcon now the horses. Do like this kind of dancing thing. yeah little little horse horse tricks horse chicks and then they all the nights get in fights and you cheer for your section and then one's a traitor and you're like well and all the servers are dressed Yeah vague like peasant rain forms. There's heavy scare quotes involved in that right and they're called surfs and winches. Yeah we'll talk about this hybrid. Bullying they actually in a minute but It's interesting I don't know how much longer they will be called that as part of their new camp. Yeah I feel like that's a silly thing to do like you're like updating like include more women in the cast is like the reigning queen with power and stuff. And then you're like. Oh yes serving wench. Bring me another Pepsi. I'm like right that's strange. It is pretty strange Okay all right so So so the so the dinner that we're talking about here yeah it's a four course banquet And that four courses. I'm still not sure how this is four. But I'll I'll take their word for it It's a garlic bread and a tomato. Bisque half a roast chicken Half a corn on the COB half a herb basted potato and the dessert of the castle. Pastry of the castle is the case may be indeed sometimes throw a barbecue. Spare rib in there for good measure and I've seen desserts ranging from apple turnover to lemon pound cake to butter tart to chocolate chip cookies to a chocolate. Mousse cake to vanilla ice cream with a black currant swirling caramel sauce. Vegetarian meals are offered upon request of the menu. There is a Hamilton warm. Pita bread with carrot and celery sticks Pasta Salad with vegetables. End OF VINEGAR. It a three bean stew with fire wristed tomatoes and brown rice and then a fresh fruit or Talionis for dessert. Coffee Tea and Pepsi products are available at most locations. There's a full bar for adults and yes you are not giving utensils unless you get the bean stew and then apparently they grant you a spoon. Oh whoa I know right I always I always think of of all things the cable guy when I think about this because there's this moment where they'd go to medieval times and Jimmy Garoppolo is there waitress and And they're like. Hey can I get a fork? And she's like because there were no forks in medieval times. There are no forks at medieval time. Now would you like Pepsi or a Diet Pepsi? And I'm like Oh yeah. Anyway they have ingredients lists online and I looked everything up and I definitely can't eat anything there. It's all filled with Paprika garlic bread and like the three bean stew and maybe one of the desserts. Fix everything is red. Yeah well maybe we can figure out. You know another thing that the drinks are very Like applebee's a yeah. I understand that. There's a Lotta Booze slushy and just neon colors and everything very much stuck in the nineteen eighties from whence this came right And I did want to include before we move on that Okay I'm a hat. Oh yes little paper paper crown. It says it's an ad inside okay and it has all the locations and it says perfect for any occasion birthdays family reunions date nights corporate events team building holiday parties and many more and I say this because there are different levels of tickets. Because if you want you the baseline price. I feel like it's always discounted at like thirty nine forty dollars. It's supposed to be sixty. I think but you can do stuff flake a whole package where you get to meet the night of your choice. Get to get like a faster. Yeah yes and you get like Take Home Goblet okay. There's different levels of medieval times. Yeah is what I'm trying a okay. All right that's no good to know. Yes and on things like father's day mother's Day they do like the Queen's Court the king's court they do every every other week is a new thing that they are doing the advertise and market very aggressively. But anyway if you're interested plenty of events apparently yeah of anti interested in being a night and marking there. You should take note. Potential nights have a physical test after your training which is ten minutes or less mile. A set of thirty push ups and fifty sit ups and then they're allowed the chance at handling the twenty pounds of armor. Well yeah armory serious. Yeah a lot of people. Workup work their way up from the stable. Well yeah there's actually really moving story is somebody who's been working there for a long time as the night because it's not too frequently that people work at that long but he loved it. He's said like people would recognize him and tell Al special occasion. It was really sweet. Sweet Story Oh man yeah The servers are pretty heroic too because the food is cooked in these full sheet pans and the servers carry those holding pens out and serve their whole section at once. One by one out of the running down the rows and talking everything onto your plates And that's like twenty five to thirty people so you're talking about twenty five to thirty half chickens that you're carrying through a stadium with horses in the dark at this restaurant It's wild. I'm like okay sure right. Yeah something else is wild. Is that they so many Spanish horses. They have their own reading arm in Sanger Texas. They do have horses. Mall Dane Well let's talk about some nutrition. I guess Okay well okay on paper neither the VEG- or the omnivore dinner is that bad for you. The omnivore option is a little bit light on the vegetables and heavy on protein and carbs. But both are just like a lot of food and according to the thorough nutrition information on the Medieval Times website. The chicken meal. Run you one. Thousand five hundred forty two calories And the VEGGIE meal will run you. One Thousand One hundred seventy three and that is including desert and a Non Diet Soda So that's a bunch for meal that's close to. If not your daily recommended caloric intake. Chicken meal also has the recommended upper limit of saturated fat intake for the whole day. Both meals contain more than your recommended intake. Sodium as always watch your portion sizes choose less processed foods when you can for nutrition or just go to medieval times and eat your chicken with your hands and have a nice time. It's a feast we were invited to a feast Lauren. So feast we shall. I can't argue with that logic. Nope we do have some numbers. Not Ha- these restaurants attract about two and a half million visitors each year and since its creation over sixty six million attended in different places. They're different numbers. But that's from medieval times and most places have it between fifty nine and sixty six. So okay somewhere and they're all a bunch. Currently there are only nine castles in the US and one in Canada in Toronto. Yeah Yeah and together. They serve some twenty five thousand meals on the typical Saturday night. Wow I know right Per Year New York Times ran the numbers That equals out to two hundred thousand gallons of tomato soup. Seven hundred fifty thousand pounds of potatoes. Five million pounds of chicken and four hundred thousand gallons of Pepsi products. Wow Wow okay So yes Cyberbullying Evil Times as a new campaign called chivalry action that is meant to be an anti cyberbullying kind of educational campaign and because of that they have been trying to re update their their scripts so that they're nicer because a lot of medieval times. Was you know fighting one but also just I think anyone who's been to renaissance fairs. Something knows what I'm talking about. Where people kind of insult I? It's it's insults in botanists and right. Yeah which is kind of the medieval steadily but yeah they're trying to move away from it and I found this quote. I wander include in the research from Ariella Alabama when she was asked if she said I'm not sure nights would have understood cyberbullying. I'm not sure they would. Have you know good point point and she would know because she wrote her doctoral dissertation on Medieval Europe's trial by Battle Customs? It's by astor. I just thought it was funny. You never know where the research will go a true. Yes true and if you if you are looking for a place to have a good meal perhaps this is not your place. I read in many places. You are not there for the food. I would agree and dippy fair. Only four percent of their two thousand employees work in the kitchen. So that's wow. I know right for that many chickens. I know like Gosh well. Those numbers have given me some pause. We do have some history for you. 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I into a medieval dinner theater in the nineteen sixties and soon after he opened a second location in Spain Monterey also had interest in Spanish history in particular he cited the Nineteen Sixty One Charlton Heston film Il. Cid It. Sure many of the key aspects of medieval times these original restaurants horses nights jousting later. He even tried to hire Heston dried. Iram but the price I can imagine. I can imagine Charlton Heston in the nineteen sixties. That's a big price tag. I can I can imagine. Would you've horses to feed? Oh Gosh yes. By the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. He had convinced a group of investors to go ahead with the title of Medieval Times the first US location opened in. Orlando Florida less than fifteen minutes away from Disneyworld. Nineteen eighty-three. The castle cost almost four million dollars. Orlando never change never change. Also I didn't include this but I'll add it now because I do think it's funny. They filed multiple lawsuits against competing restaurants in Orlando and one of them. I've been to and it's like a pirate themed. Let's that also wasn't accident. This is back before I maximized all my gosh. It was an interesting experience for sure but yes Orlando Indeed. So when this opened this was on the heels of along people looking down on dinners provided during shows originally stage productions. That provided meals did so primarily to stave off complaints of hunger during long shows but medieval times is different in that it was a live stunt. Show that didn't rely on. Starpower Know Charlton Heston no problem but over a decade from when it opened attendance at that Medieval Times rose from under two hundred thousand to above six hundred thousand. The second location opened in California in nineteen eighty six Beginning two thousand management decreed that choreography must be uniform. Pretty much the entire show across the across all the castles. Yes must be uniform and then whole tragedy in twenty ten. Do Florida locations filed for bankruptcy after the irs came at them for over ten million dollars tax claiming back taxes. Oh acid to file for bankruptcy. So they could pay that the IRS. Heck Look Y'all talking about a scary. I won't say villain but presents in a medieval so perhaps the interest tax could do. It could do it. Okay as of Tony Seventeen. They started replacing the kings with Queens. As of yet there have been female nights and the updated script include lines. Like there'll be no much making tonight and of me as you served my father and forget not that inside half the blood of kings. Yeah it was actually the guy he wrote this. He's been writing the scripts for thirty years and he can read his his interview about it and his his kind of process of having he felt like he had to explain why she was the created. Finally female writers. The king never explained why he was the green man. It was really good. It was also fun. Read yes and we want to include in here. A very brief historical fact check. Yes because as as you can imagine It's not the most accurate right of the Cable Guy Dinner Wise. I can't I can't promise anything about the courses and Falconry. Don't know anything about those things. I would've loved to have researched but we are reportedly a food show reportedly But yes so. The medieval times like the period the Medieval Period Aka the Middle Ages was a long stretch of time like it ran from the fall of the Roman Empire around four seventy sixty the beginning of the renaissance in fourteen fifty three C or thereabouts And Food changed a bit during that time and also varied across different parts of Europe. Right over talking about. How accurate is the menu? Not that all accurate. The tomatoes for this brought to Europe till the sixteenth century and largely believed to be toxic at first CR Toledo road which is one of my favorites on that similar with potato. It hadn't arrived until later in Europe. Yeah and corn is also a crop of the Americas and didn't make it to Europe until after the Middle Ages though to be fair The word corn was sometimes used in medieval English to refer to all manner of grains so sweet buttered corn might conceivably have appeared on a menu at the time to our Lord of the Rehana food printed many. Oh Gosh I was trying to think because we were talking about it. 'cause he was trying to be super accurate of this time right. I'm pretty sure we talked about. Oh Gosh that's been bugging me and I couldn't figure out why Google drive was serving me the LEMBA episode yes Oh that's why okay thank you. Oh my gosh. I'm here to help as speaking of habits Coffee Tea did not arrive in in Europe until after the Middle Ages. Either all these things were imports during the age of exploration and colonization. Really kicking off in the late fourteen. Hundreds after medieval times rates rights and of course Pepsi Products Surprise Surprise. We're not a thing than either. No I believe Oh gosh. I didn't look up the number but from our carbonated water episode There was some interest in sparkling beverages during that time but it didn't really kick off until people figured out pressurization technology in the seventeen hundreds. I think so. That sounds right and the food. At Medieval Times. The restaurant is a little on the bland side and spices were really popular during actual medieval times impart to perhaps cover up the taste of spoiled meat. Perhaps there's argument about whether that's accurate or how spoiled possibly could have been without people getting sick all the time although people did kind of get sick all the time but anyway For sure spices. Where a way for rich people to show off and they used a lot of Like garlic ginger cloves cinnamon pepper cumin cardamom and Mace were all super popular as we're Sauces with lots of sugar and vinegar and wine and Another thing feast as they alleged to be at this restaurant where much larger during actual medieval times. So much larger like okay. If you're a chef at a medieval times you might be seating Nine hundred to fifteen hundred people per seating and you are going to have more than one seating tonight right So when you serve them you serve them all at once simultaneously and that's and that's a lot. It's a lot to deal. It's a lot of people but big event feasts lasted multiple days involved so much food slate which has a whole article about Medieval Times Food and how inaccurate it is. They reported that. The marriage feast for Margaret of England. Henry thirds daughter. They served one thousand three hundred deer. Seven thousand hands. One hundred seventy bores sixty thousand herring and sixty eight thousand five hundred bread for one. I mean probably not all at one sitting that was probably imagined. That was ever like a weekend least a few days. I don't know that much about this wedding. I honestly didn't like it well but either way. Yeah there's a lot of food. Yes and Each course would have included. Many dishes served simultaneously like fifteen plus like seven on the low end like fifteen plus for big fancy ones and it would be combinations of hot and cold dishes So you get like early. Courses would be like savory pies and pastries a different soups different stews than moving onto different meats and different sauces than more other different meats and more other different sauces fritters and breads fruits and candies sweet pastries and cheeses. And just just all the things it sounds like all the things yes also as we have talked about in previous episodes feasts around this time tended to be heavily presented Like truly wild display and decoration. Going on none none of all of this all the food. The being the same color on a single individual plate stuff. No Yeah see our aspect episode for lots of examples But like yeah. Like savory jeld molds with a whole roast fish inside and then left with gold and silver to make it look like sparkling there were swimming through sparkling water Like animals roast and other animals roast and other other animals like original duck and stuff Birds served decorated with pastry to resemble their original plumage little. Marzipan figures that were molded to make some kind of weird political statement. That I don't really understand. Yeah you're not really getting that Medieval Times Fair. Yeah that's okay. What is totally a cool? Yeah again the experience and ask for those utensils. People were using them during medieval times. Yeah Yep no they might have shared them with Philo Diners. Maybe spoons were definitely in use And knives also Like even common people would have probably had like a small dagger or knife on their person basically at all times and probably would have used it at the table is kind of an all purpose right to be fair forks as we have discussed were were regarded with suspicion by most of your new the end of the Middle Ages and caused a scandal or two when brides from further south brought them to their wedding. Feasts it's true so the no folks thing is legit. Yeah that's the kind of Plausible yeah the mythbusters scheme of rating things the Roast Chicken. Pretty legit I think that's it. I think I like the no four gross chicken accurate also. We didn't say this but yeah you're eating this chicken like you're digging in with your hands chicken. Yeah so they give you moist towelettes which also not a thing known days that was not prepackaged moisture. Let's definitely we're not a thing at that time. Yeah actually I got to thinking about that much later in too late to really look into it but I've never really thought about the history of Napkins. It clearly something we have to research could be very short people figured out early on. Sometimes you WANNA wipe your hands. You know whatever's around around You can't you can't really know you never know where the research is going to take you. It's true it's true. Yeah I guess that. Sorta just brings us to general like I guess like. Sorta like moral of the story that I wanted to throw in here that we have this idea that that dining and everything in medieval times was kind of crude And I guess like compared with today in some ways it was in some ways it wasn't But a lot of our ideas of what meaningful life was like come from either Really romantic or really like sarcastic. Or an ugly retailing's of history. Both from the late Middle Ages themselves and also from more modern times especially a the victorians really loved retailing's from that era And also a lot of American films From the nineteen fifties and sixties. Yeah I think we definitely have or at least for me a lot of things I think of. And it's not accurate MONTY PYTHON LIKE. Oh sure yeah definitely. They're popular culture things where that's what we see and we think okay. Yeah loses this. Yeah and I mean it's an interesting version of history like I. Are we both love? Game of thrones reha which is historical. I know many times restaurant historical retailing's of the medieval period. They claim on their website that their story is based on a true story from a real family. I did read that and I don't know if that's marketing or not from Spain right. Yeah well but they don't say which one anywhere which makes me. I mean to be fair. There were a lot of royal people in Spain for a long time. So who knows? Maybe it's bits and pieces. Oh Gosh there should really be more of an Islamic element in Medieval Times because Spain during that time would have had lots of Islamic influence. Another inaccuracy on there. You go well if anyone can explain or illuminate the story behind the story that they use that medieval times. Please let us know. We clearly need to get need to get these people on the horn. Oh Gosh I would love to. I would love to. We'll see if we can make that I you know it seems everything that I've read about. It was like either like this is a great ridiculous thing to bring your kids to or this is a great ridiculous thing to be drunk at as an adult with your friends I think both can beat you. Also again just going in knowing the food is fine. It's not the main part of the experience. Yes and and that's not no shade on. There's a lot of people that you're serving all at once. Yeah Oh my gosh. I couldn't feed thirteen hundred people. Yeah at the same time. Yeah and probably half of them are giving you some kind of stick people anyway. That was what we had to say on Medieval Times yes And we do have a little bit more for you. But first we've got another quick break for word from our sponsor Here's the thing saving money with. Geico is almost better than playing pickup basketball. 'cause there's always that guy who joins your game. He never passes the rock. He constantly bricks threes. And who completely hack you? And then put his hands up and say no foul no foul with gyco. It's easy to switch and save on car insurance. No need to fake. An ANKLE SPRAIN. Because you're absolutely exhausted. So switch and save with GYCO. It's almost better than sports. Mars the newest resort destination in the Bahamas comprise of three ocean front hotels Grand Hyatt. Sos in Rosewood. The resort sits at the heart of beautiful cable beach. It's a short flight from the. 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Thank you sponsor. Yes. Thank you And because we ended on just a little bit of like a weird down note before the AD break there. I just wanted to share with you to more positive tidbits about medieval times as I. There is a museum of Torture in the lobby that you can go check out before your dinner because that's good family fund for everybody. Yeah I'm I know I'm using my sarcastic voice when I say that but I kind of genuinely mean it like weird got soul that I am. I right That's A and B any would you would you relate for once more as you did during the break The phone number that you can use to dial medieval times. Well that number would be one eight we joust. We doused still funny even expecting okay. All right Also by the way this is not a sponsor zero percent we are just genuinely completely heck and delighted by the existence of this weird thing. Yeah yeah definitely not a sponsorship. Know if y'all want to reach out let us now. Yes we're right here. We are here and available. Righty clearly anyway anyway. This brings us to listen or murderer. I was unprepared. I should have waived my flag. That's all right Schalk. Lawrence pays listeners was priceless. I'm you know I didn't realize until the other day when I was. I think about these. You Know Oh man Of course you do have to. Yeah I don't think we just started doing it because at the time we couldn't decide on jingle or raining yeah and now it's just a thing. It's like at the end of epic rap battles of history do that. Oh Day he always announcer always says it in some different way. Well that's great so hey. We're not the only the only ones doing this. It has legitimacy in the field. Yes it is a tried and true just unit wrote. I'm writing it again because I have a personal tale about the savory Moshi eaten at New Year's in Japan I used to date a German Japanese guy and for New Year's we would often stay with his mother she had moved to Germany. 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Governments work on recovery plans as societies open up following coronavirus lockdowns

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Governments work on recovery plans as societies open up following coronavirus lockdowns

"As we start to think about our post pandemic future some say it's time for bold action time to think about a greener global economy. Europe is in a unique position to be able to invest in a collective recovery and a common future as places. Start TO UP IN DIGITS GROUP OFF. The coast of British Columbia is not ready to let visitors return at one time. Population was in the thousands. Now the native community is only about five hundred. People CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE. Anybody narrowly Ethan. Us here is just not get the virus on island. I'm Marco Werman also today discovering a long lost film in Spain Nas. I must keep one this yoga. My Orca from the Early Nineteen Thirties. The first film directed by a woman in Spanish history stories and more today on the world. I'm Marco Werman your with the world. It's good to have you here. Washington is far from alone governments everywhere trying to figure out how to put together a recovery plan to get past the economic blow from this pandemic the European Union. Today move forward on. Its plan in one sense it's similar to Washington's approach the price tag is enormous the EU is proposing eight hundred twenty five billion dollars worth of new spending. If that amount is approved it would add up to two trillion dollars in recovery money for Europe the US is also dealing in the trillions. When IT COMES TO RECOVERY. But there's a big difference. As a trump administration has moved to help save oil companies and dump more environmental regulations the EU is making a greener future the priority in its post pandemic recovery plans. The world's Caroline Bieler starts US off today. The European Commission is calling. Its new recovery package next generation. Eu Commission President Ursula fonder. Lyons said the pandemic provides an opportunity to Rian vision. The future I want us to take new bolt step together. Europe is in a unique position to be able to invest in a collective recovery and a common future reversing. The Post pandemic economic crisis will require solidarity. She said while announcing the plan I didn't EU meeting in Brussels. And while we are doing this we need to press fast forward towards the green a digital and resilient future because this is the future of Europe's next generation the E. U. Budget is required to dedicate a quarter of its funds to climate-friendly projects and the recovery package is no exception. It also earmarks. Thirty billion euros to aid the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and it includes a do no harm clause. That would rule out spending on fossil fuels other. Spending details are scarce but Finnish Environment Minister Christa me. Conan is satisfied. That green development is a priority. I'm very happy. It's still very strongly. The recovery package promises a wave of energy efficient renovations investments in hydrogen energy and installation of a million electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. That'S SUPPOSED TO BE NEAT. When we are solving one crisis. We need to solve the crisis at the same time to crisis with the climate change on Oakland Sampson Joel Jaeger. From the nonprofit World Resources Institute has been tracking pandemic recovery packages around the world and says this is the most ambitious when it comes to climate change the EU investments that are proposed for green measures are really an order of magnitude larger than what any other countries have been doing so far Indonesia. He says it's planning a solar energy subsidy program as part of its recovery plan. South Korea's increased its renewable energy subsidy for Rooftop Solar Denmark has invested more than four billion green renovations to social housing. But really none of them are nearly as large as this proposed package. Minella Duffaut is head of the Brussels Office of the European environment. Think-tank three G. She says the priority placed on energy efficient. Renovations is a textbook example of stimulus project. That's good both for the environment and for citizens who struggle to pay for and electricity. It's an investment in infrastructure in in making Europe millions. But he's also has very strong social component. The recovery plan has to be approved by all twenty seven member states of the EU. And that is likely to be a slog. The cove nineteen crisis has divided Europe along familiar lines so then European countries like Italy and Spain have been especially hard hit by the pandemic and the resulting economic fallout well. Some of the Northern European countries that have fared better are already protesting the price tag of the recovery. The so-called Frugal Four Austria the Netherlands Denmark and Sweden are among them and this worries esther. Delong a representative of the Netherlands. Who spoke at the meeting? Today if you propose making this a matter of twenty three against four we won't succeed. You will push those four countries in the arms of the extreme right. If you say let's do this without unanimity menam defoe of the environmental think-tank expects some very heated debates. The negotiations that will follow will a true tests. Not on your European unity but also on the European European commitments to climate neutrality. Expect those negotiations to last awhile. Leaders will start hashing out the recovery package at summit in June and they don't expect this stream of recovery funds to start flowing until the beginning of next year for the world. I'm Caroline Bieler. Iran is holding a number of foreigners in detention. And the government. They're sending mixed signals about what comes next for those detainees. There's been some talk of a mass release but at the same time. Iran's courts have been handing down convictions and long sentences. It's not known exactly how many Westerners are detained in Iran. Many families prefer not to publicize their cases. But it's probably a few dozen sixty-six-year-old anew shea assures among them. A story is British Iranian retired engineer. He's been in jail in Tehran for three years of a ten year sentence on spying charges. I spoke today with his wife. Sherry is Ati in London about how he's coping right now physically. He has adopted. I mean initially. He wasn't doing very well during the first year when he was He was in solitary confinement for a long time on he was under interrogation for up to ten or twelve hours a day for several months He went on a hunger strike and he had a couple of suicide attempts but I mean fortunately he's put all that behind and I think he's now focused on keeping mentally and physically Fit enough to survive this onto. Come out where does Your husband's case Dan currently oh he's been He was he's been convicted on his appeal was rejected so at the moment is sentences family in place on although than a an agreement being reached between the British government and Iranian government over. The state of these detainees. We don't have any legal recourses left to Australia. We're hearing perhaps encouraging news that Iran is perhaps looking for ways to release these prisoners. What you follow the signals regarding possible releases and exchanges. What are you hearing well? I mean with the outbreak of Covid nineteen in Iran. That was a lot of hope that because of Iran's need full for foreign aid and the requested actually made to the IMF fall for a five billion dollar loan. We thought that this would be a very good window of opportunity for European states for the UK or for America to actually come to some sort of deal with their own to get these Prisoners out but it seems honestly. It seems to have been wasted completely. I mean initially. We were very positive but as as time goes by we haven't seen any benefits to us or any practical outcomes so on at this moment I'm not particularly optimistic. Is it possible? Iran is looking for a deal. It's quite possible. I mean Iran has a a US sent many open signals to the West. That it is ready to you. Know to exchange these prisoners With each different country. I suppose it depends on what that particular country needs. I mean the far Minnesota if he's made repeated overtures to the United States that you know. Iran is ready to exchange American prisoners with Iranian prisoners. I mean his mentioned it openly on the meat on media but with European governments it slightly different I suppose. With some countries it is looking for prisoner. Exchange with others way believe Particularly the British government. We believe that Iran is looking for the payment of a very old debt that the UK government has to Iran. Which is I think about. Four hundred and fifty million pounds now so it's six hundred million dollars. Yes we think this is what Iran is seeking at the moment. Iran has proven prime. And again that they always. They always want something. In return for these detainees. So when might your husband on who should be released if there is no deal honestly I mean he? He's he's sentence is ten years if no deal is reached will looking at him spending another seven years in there but honestly that prospect is so terrifying that we none facia not not none of us. None of our family has ever actually thought about it. I mean if I if every day I think that he's going to spend another seven years in there and come out eight seventy three year old man. I think it will be enough everyone of nervous breakdown and Sherri how. How are you faring? Through all of this eight some I mean. We tried to as a family. We try to keep strong for my husband. Sake I I mean we I. I think he's got enough. You know emotional distress there that I we don't want to add to it by appearing that we're suffering or anything so we always trying to put on a brave front for him but obviously it. You know it's it's taken its toll on our family. It's it's not easy. It's not easy to see. Your family member imprisoned finot reason whatsoever. He he's a very kind decent man and and when you see someone like that soffer for something that he's you know his completely innocent off. It's it's very. It's it erode you away in a way you know it's It's it's it's extremely hard. Sherry is a husband unashamed. Suri has been in an Iranian jail on spying charges for three years Sherri. Thank you very much for speaking with us. Take Care Thank you. Thank you for having me on your program. If you've got to be in quarantine might as well be in luxury. A Sixteenth Century Castle in Germany with its own moat and surrounding forest for example. The reinsberg palace is where members of a Bolivia N- Orchestra were first stranded. Two months ago the Orchestra Experiment Dow Day. Instrumentals not does the Experimental Orchestra of native instruments arrived in Germany on March tenth to perform at the merits music festival nearby Berlin. That performance never happened Germany. Shut DOWN ITS BORDERS. The same day in the twenty five members of the orchestra were forced into quarantine. The festival organizers managed to let the Bolivian. Stay on the castle grounds during the week. The Orchestra Practices at other times. They explore the woods of Reinsberg Palace. Carlos Gutierrez is the Orchestra's director and he spoke to the CBC. We are close by the costal that we don't live into custody from window have the lake and the woods. And that's great because we can go all of course not more than two people we can have a look the Bolivian Orchestra has some neighbors on the estate. At least twenty three wolf packs. Make their home there. Some of the girls from the orchestra they sold like three. That's also pass to the course. It was shocking encounter interesting experience. Then there's Frederick the great or rather his ghost who's rumored to walk the halls of his former home despite the possible haunting group is doing well but could gyro says he doesn't know when they'll be able to return to Bolivia. We are missing our fabulous year. That's for sure. Even though we have the privilege we're GonNa Steal Making Music But of course we are very worried about what is happening in. Bolivia has also been impacted by the coronavirus. At least two hundred fifty deaths the Bolivian Embassy tells the BBC it's trying to get the orchestra on a flight at Madrid in early June. You're listening to the world. I'm Marco Werman your with the world mobile phone APPS may hold a promise in the fight against the pandemic they can help public. Health officials warn people if they've been exposed to covid nineteen. Some countries are trying to get a contact tracing APP on everyone's phone but not all APPS the same Tate Ryan Moseley as part of a team at MIT technology. Review that compares APPs for more than two dozen countries around the globe. Take thanks for being with us. gives a quick reminder. If you would of the technology used how smartphone can actually help with contact tracing. Yeah sure so. We'RE SEEING MOBILE. Apps using two main different types of technologies of GPS. And so your your location on your phone and then Bluetooth Bluetooth signals. If you have a phone with this Bluetooth APP abled and in the same room. As you has a phone with Bluetooth enabled that those Bluetooth signals would actually speak to each other and then each app logs the encounter with that other Bluetooth signal and is it generally more reliable than calling people up in essentially interviewing them and relying on their memory of who they've been in contact with. We don't know yet. The methods are very very different. And it's not necessarily clear whether digital contact tracing is actually meant to replace manual contact. Tracing were beginning to see that in some of these countries that are doing this well they really do work hand in hand so the digital contact tracing is enhancing what the manual contactors are doing. But yeah there's just no evidence to say that it's more effective or less effective. Your database compares the APPS and you're asking specific questions about the data they collect and who the data is shared with. How the data might be used or misused in the future. Can you give us an example of one country's at that your team gets high marks to and why? Yeah Singapore's APP called trace together. It was a very early APPs. I think it was released on March twentieth and it was the first Bluetooth system that came online. That was really privacy. Preserving basically all of the data is stored on individual phones and the Ministry of Health only collects then gathers that data at the point that someone a is confirmed to have in nineteen and then be consents to the scraping of that data. The data's anonymous it's encrypted it doesn't reveal the identity of that person or the other person that might have been exposed and it's deleted automatically after twenty one days so that was kind of the first gold standard we. We saw come online so at least. Singapore is kind of addressing the privacy issue with a trace together their program. What is an example of an APP that does not meet your team standards? I would say the most obvious one. That's getting a lot of press right now is Qatar so Qatar APP first of all to mandatory so everybody needs to download this APP or you will be fined or pressed with criminal charges. The APP actually request permission to use the camera and access to the photos on the phone which they say is quote a system requirement which is just completely unnecessary when it comes to effective digital contact tracing. That's interesting so you. Countries have privacy built into their laws. How do European apps manage to meet privacy standards and right now still be rigorous about tracing the spread of disease basically what we've seen with the EU is a series of conversations about how privacy preserving the APPS need to be and how rigorous the privacy preserving nature of these APP should be all of these countries that wanted to go out on their own are being forced into the standards set forth by Google and apple and Google and apple standards are understood to be more privacy and data preserving but just the soft power that they're showing alone has been really really interesting? So what chance you see of. Us putting out a national contact. Tracing APP is that even being talked about or is it in development. Yes so I think in the US. We probably won't see a national contact tracing APP. I think what we will see is. Individuals States bringing government-sponsored APPs on board. My guess is that most of those will leverage this Google and Apple Infrastructure Tate Ryan. Moseley is part of a team at MIT technology. Review that compares contact tracing APPs more than two dozen countries around the globe. Take thanks very much for being with us. Thanks so much for having me read more about contact tracing and find a link to MIT's tracker at the World Dot Org for years people have been asking for it and yesterday. Twitter responded for the first time ever they issued a fact check on a set of tweets from the president of the United States. The unprecedented move is one of several the social media platforms taken against world leaders in recent weeks. The world's Lydia Amana leaders following the story so in these tweets Lydia president trump claimed with no evidence that mail in voting which more states are doing because of the pandemic mail in voting will lead to voter fraud. So if you look at the tweets now they're flagged and there's a link below directing people to news articles and information about trump's claim. This is a really big deal. Isn't it absolutely So for years and years people criticize twitter for being too hands off for not dealing with false misleading tweets especially once posted by world leaders. Who have a big following so flagging tweets by the leader of the free world is a big deal and it puts twitter in this position that they and other social media companies have tried to avoid and that is acting more like a media company news organization that fact checks things rather than a neutral platform. So what change was twitter doing this now? The short answer is the pandemic before that twitter wasn't doing this kind of fact checking but as you know there's been so much covert nineteen misinformation that they've been forced to drastically change some of their policies including fact checking and labeling misleading tweets. Now a real challenge for them is going to be applying the rule that they applied to trump streets to the tweets of you know all of their three hundred plus million users. That's going to be a challenge. But you know some people say that this and other actions they've against other world leaders is a good first step but clamping down on on some misinformation. Your would about other world leaders in. What are we seeing for awhile now? Twitter's had this rule saying that If a user like me and you regular people post something that Could lead to harm? They take it down but they hadn't been applying that to world leaders they gave them what's known as a newsworthiness exemption and the thinking was if a world leader posts something really outrageous or dangerous that people ought to see that but the pandemic has changed that so for example when Brazilian Presidential Boston Naro and Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura put out tweets encouraging people not to social distance promoting fake cares. Twitter took those down because they could lead to death. Some argue. President trump himself has put out tweets. That ought to be taken down under the same policy but so far. Twitter hasn't taken down any of the US president's tweets. There was Lydia mentally. Thanks very much for this. Thanks out. We're on twitter. We are at the world another way. We can connect start your morning with a quick hit. The stories from around the globe that we're keeping an eye on our team at the world will email it right to your inbox in this morning's newsletter. For example we broke down. Today's commercial space launch and what it means for NASA's dependence on the Russian Space Program. Start the day with our morning. Newsletter top of the world just head to the world dot org slash newsletters again. That's the world one word dot org slash newsletters. I'm Marco Werman pro democracy protests. Were back in the streets of Hong Kong Today. So were police by the afternoon. The police have already arrested more than three hundred people including some students wearing school uniforms. The beginning of what could be a long ten summer in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong? That's still ahead here on the world. I'm Marco Werman your with the world where co production of the BBC World Service W. G. B. H. Boston NPR x with a brief announcement. Today Secretary State. Mike pompeo put in jeopardy billions of dollars of trade with Hong Kong for Heo China's proposed national security law would violate the terms of the one-country-two-systems agreement between Hong Kong and the mainland. In other words. Under that new Security Law Hong Kong would lose its economy and under US law. The territory would lose its special trade and economic status. Pompeii said Beijing is making a disastrous decision by imposing a law that undermines freedoms in Hong Kong and China's own promises to the territory. Meanwhile protesters in the streets of Hong Kong faced off against police firing pepper pellets at them demonstrators are furious National Security Law. They see it as draconian and threatening civil liberties and freedom of speech. Chris. Chung is an independent journalists and native Hong konger demonstration's that broke out across the city today by the afternoon. The police have already arrested more than three hundred people including some students wearing school uniforms. It's the first day when high school students are going back to school and I. It was debriefing process spanner back to the school. There have been reports of some fairly high levels of violence. What did you actually see? What did that look like? Level reports of fires being started but mostly when the police came Run away pretty quickly trying to regroup elsewhere but the police tactic today was a bit different. They don't simply tug at as included protesters. They were everywhere in Hong Kong trying to prevent rope blockade in most of the major areas so the Hong Kong police using a lot more muscle now bringing more force than was seen last summer during the months-long demonstrations. Am I right at the difference in tactics? Say in Central Business Area in Hong Kong. The police when they used pepper pellets. Some people it will affect people passing by. Who had nothing to do this? Or they May run-up students who are seen doing nothing just to prevent any potential for it So this sounds like it's not the outpouring of hundreds of thousands of people that we saw on the streets last summer instead these seem to be much smaller. More spontaneous protests. Do you think this is a new tactic? The million people to March as no longer going to be possible because police disband all these gatherings and governments using the pandemic situation to impose a law saying that any gathering of eight people on the streets of Hong Kong would be illegal so they have to be small-scale scattered mantegna protests Robin organized rally organized marches and with the National Security Law upcoming in Hong Kong protests may be entirely becoming illegal and the national anthem. Low today at the Parliament. Hong Kong simply just a small piece of cake. Petted national skirts. The law right but without massive demonstrations the movement in Hong looks weaker. So is it weaker. And because it's still presents a challenge to Beijing. We have in Hong Kong reached. A point of no return when people have visualized so many elements of the CO police violence or government mismanagement. So the people would never really get the discontent of the happiness. They face last year and I think I would still go on for months if not for years in the form it would take. How much does the coronavirus have to do with the smaller numbers of protesters? Well if the government does not have this ban on. Gatherings protest organizers would be organized marches with millions of people every week if possible but sends. It's no longer legal option. They can't do that and have to find other ways. So how'd you think Beijing is going to proceed with this plan to impose a national security law in Hong Kong? What are the steps? You think it will likely take a may be passed as soon as next month or it could be. Mums could be years depending where the Beijing wants it to be fast or slow. And how do you think Hong Hongkongers are going to react? When that National Security Law passes well. I think the Hong Kong people preparing for this. Since last year the turn for the worst case scenario some will be continue protesting. Some will be trying to migrate overseas. As a lot of people young people young professionals of preparing to sell properties move elsewhere overseas. Hong Kong people also try to lobby foreign governments to put pressure on it so it just put things into a progress fascinate expected but China right now does not really care about natural pressure or protests in Hong Kong. So that it has decided to use the national security law regardless of protests from foreign countries independent journalists. Christiane speaking with us from Hong Kong. Thanks very much Chris you. Lawmakers in Washington have been watching the unrest in Hong Kong today though. The house focused on another troubling situation in China the attack on the human rights of the Muslim minority wieger population. The House voted today and pass the weaker Human Rights Policy Act. It would sanction Chinese officials involved in forced labour camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang an advocacy group. The World League Congress has praised the bill saying it gives great hope. Rahima Mahmoud is with the world we are Congress. She spoke with us from London. This is a great moment. It's Chris Three because people have been suffering from the AP oppression Communist Party. Yes Chinese Communist Party for the last three years you cannot imagine how we hold spin coping with the situation over people in Xinjiang and also people like myself living in exile. I lost contact with my family since the beginning of two thousand seventeen every day. I hear bad news and I don't know what happened to my family. My sisters my brothers and this is the common situation for all the people I know the world weaker Congress has been supportive of the Human Rights Bill before Congress today for you. What does it actually achieve this bill as I understand can give a green light to sanction those officials who are responsible for the oppression? That is for me. It's the first step I I know. A big part of this is about labor and whether forced unpaid Labor from leaguers in detention camps in Xinjiang is making its way into the supply chains of international companies. What our country's doing to identify that and stop it. I don't know if any country is really doing anything but the NGOs working together tried to stop this full example we have formed a group called against enforced labor. There are about eleven twelve NGOs working together. Rahima as you know. China is facing a lot of international scrutiny. Right now there is Hong Kong. We were just talking about It's also China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic does increase pressure over those issues. Help the weaker. 'cause I do believe every human rights violation against Hongkongers against Chinese people against anyone should be condemned. I believe the international pressure on China about Hong Kong. And also this coronavirus. It actually do help lower over the Chinese government is enemy of all the freedom loving people whether they are Chinese that Tibetans Hong Kong Taiwanese on a. We do hope that the oldest precious sanctions can change the ET. Toute of this very ignorant regime. Rahima the oppression of the weaker minority and China's been going on for years. A CONGRESSIONAL. Bill is encouraging. What else do you think needs to happen right now? I believe the second act that we will full slate prevention. I really hope that can be passed soon because That is another act that can have some meaningful impact for example that can penalize companies and institutions that have roles in the suppression on the best way to bring Prussia about this will hit China's economic prosperity. I believe this is another act. That should be passed very soon. Rahima Moosa Human Rights Activists From the world. We're Congress. She's been speaking with us from London. Thank you very much. Thank you for having made. The transition from emergency lockdown mode into some kind of new normal can be awkward. Some people in remote areas WANNA remain quarantine for their safety. That's the case in many indigenous communities across the globe. Here's what the world's Rupa. Shenoy found out about a few of those communities in northwest Canada off the coast of British Columbia north of Vancouver. There's a collection of rocky islands covered with Mossy rainforest. It's called High Tech Y for the people who live there. The Haida nation their economy relies on tourism and they usually welcome thousands of visitors drawn to world class fishing and hunting but this year's different hundreds of people on Heidelberg why protest and chant as a BC ferry vessel arrives increase. People on Haida wire making news for their efforts to keep people out. Good Morning Chambers Bill. Yvonne Bitch is chief councillor of the skit band one of the two bands that make up the height of nation. He says there's been no violence at these rallies. Just some unpleasant trees exchanged people showing up. You're just coming and going will Uganda. Which says their frustration is impart rooted in history. The height of people once numbered in the tens of thousands but in the early nineteen hundreds. They lost ninety percent to smallpox and other diseases brought by Europeans. Now they number about five hundred. We can't afford to lose anybody early Ethan. Here's just not to get this virus on island in April. A ferry worker staying on one of the islands disclosed had a roommate on the mainland who had tested positive for Kobe. Nineteen Community Guy. He wasn't doing what he should have been doing. I think it was telling him health officials he was vice lady but other people in the communities have seen and witnessed other interaction that it shouldn't under the man agreed to leave one got sick but that incident made people on high degree. I realized that if there were an outbreak their small hospital would be quickly overwhelmed and older people would be most at risk including the less people fluent in their language up Moose. Importance to protect our knowledge keepers. Just who knows how long we'll have all of them now? Older people have been confined to their homes. People are bringing them food. The Small Airlines that service. The islands have agreed to cut back. Flights and regular big high community. Gatherings have been canceled. Anyone coming in from the mainland has to quarantine for two weeks. It turned one hundred eighty degrees. Were welcoming people. Here at tutors is part of our economy and then have to say no not visitors of the time. It's really hard. This situation got more difficult. In late April when British Columbia officials declared hunting and fishing essential services paving the way for sportsmen to travel in early. May the president of the height and nation. Jason House up told webcast viewers that the province could be doing more to help. Restrain tourists to see people wanting to come to our communities and territories and move around freely is disrespectful and disappointing provincial officials. Say the Haida have the right to keep people out. But the ferry companies who service the islands told me that they can't stop people from traveling there they can only point fairy writers to the posted signs that tell people not to come to actually stop the flow of travellers. Coming in the height have turned to the nearby. Coastal first nations to coordinate strategies and present a unified voice is really brought together the rural communities in a way that really hasn't been seen before Maryland. Slat is coastal first nations president. She says they've set up. Checkpoints at all the entrances to their reserves community patrols monitor the marinas. Guardian watchmen patrol the borders. And sled says they do have to turn people back. Most of them are respectful. Some not so much and we know that people are trying to get away from the large centers and have means access to their pleasure boats. Lots but I think for the most Ju- definitely understands. Meanwhile Slat says they've built a third center and Community Gym to supplement their small hospital and hired a contact tracer still. They need services like rapid testing before they can even have a conversation about reopening for her and for chief Councillor Ivanovich on high-tech why the lives of those who might be lost to the corona virus are far more important than the potential damage to their economy by staying closed. The risk of hitting here and having such a negative impact on our island is not any dollars. We could make opening up too soon. We'll open things up when we're ready when there are no new cases or vaccine. He says they'll be glad to welcome people back for the world. I'm Rupa Shenoy. Let's talk sports for a couple of minutes for some of us being stuck at home but having no sports to watch on. Tv has been a little rough. I mean how many times can you watch? This classic Lakers Celtics Championships. There is some professional soccer. Right now. Like Germany's Bundesliga holding matches but with no fans in the stadiums even on television. It just doesn't feel like the real thing it's way too quiet but now there's an APP for that remote tear powered by sound. You D is a system to send support remotely. That's right the remote sharer by using this application fans consult support in their homes directly to the stadium tap one button to cheer tap another. Tabu tap another to send a special insult to your most despised rivals at he say trash-talking German the APP developer says he's user generated. Sounds can be piped into a stadium sound system. Depending on the number of people and the number of times the buttons are tapped Kamori. Excitement will increase or could also just be a big crazy mash. Up of cheers and boos insults. Still waiting to see where this idea actually takes to the field with much of planet under lockdown these past months. We've had a lot more time. To rummage through drawers or basements are freezers taking stock and cleaning up. It's been kind of the same for archivists in Spain. Researchers at the National Film Archive finally had time to sort through some dusty old movies that had been ignored for decades and one film. They came across rewrites. A bit of Spanish Cinema History Lucia. Ben Evita's has our story the eight minute. Black and white documentary is a journey across the Spanish island of my daughter. My ORCA UP WITH CANTATA it starts with the narrator talking about the beauty of the Mediterranean island. One that he says has been captured by poets. It show snippets of life. Kids running down a pedestrian streets among grabbing water from a well fisherman on their boats researchers think that the film titled My Llorca was Made. Between one thousand nine hundred eighty two and one thousand nine hundred ninety four making it the first talking film directed by a woman in Spain. And it's really a beautiful film. It has like a personal quality to it. Is the deputy director at Spain's National Film Archive Fee Spagnuola? He and his colleagues discovered the film this month. After they took home digitized copies of archived films. That hadn't been properly examined the kind of work they could do. While quarantine home the film my your was donated to the archive in nineteen eighty two by the owner of a furniture storage business. It was labeled as a silent film directed by a man so when radio go and his colleagues finally watched it the opening credits took them by surprise. They had never heard of the name mighty for this a- as much as we tried to locate and basically we couldn't find she was normally the female wouldn't make this kind of discovery public until their investigation was complete but with the quarantine and lack of access to archival material. They decided to post the film online with hopes that somebody would have information about the mysterious director. Boys do asleep. But at leased a journalist from my Llorca louder hold other stepped forward and in just a few days unearthed the directors past toys. Knock on Sunday says that media for this was a singer specifically a Cupola Teesta a cabaret style entertainer particular to Spain in the early twentieth century for this was well known in her hometown of my Llorca. In part for her fashionable style and for chain smoking Egyptian cigarettes on stage for this was also married to film producer. I'm on over in the Mid Nineteen Thirties. The couple left my Yorker for about say were founded a sound production company but their studio was raided in nineteen thirty nine by Fascist police working under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and their entire film collection was confiscated. Nas almost no could other says this may be when the film maiolica disappeared is likely for this as only film says it was made to draw tourists to the island a couple of decades before it became a popular holiday destination but the film never reached the Public. That is until now and other says. It's been huge news. In my yoga the Spanish archive plans to have a grand premiere. At a theater on the island once it's possible but again nausea and the don't ask them nothing. We didn't know of any female directors in my yoga during that time period. She says other received tips from people all over the island. Who under quarantine had more time on their hands than usual battles video from Spain's National Film Archive Sa- film state has yet to be officially confirmed but whether or not it really is the first film directed by a Spanish woman is beside the point? It points out that women have been raised from history from history. Because there's there's never been any knowledge about which the rediscovered short film doesn't just show the beauty of a tranquil Mediterranean island before getting overrun by tourists. It also reopen the conversation about how little we know of female filmmakers from the time period since they were largely ignored for the world. You see this Moya Spain if you're like me throwing on some soothing music at the end of a long day can provide some relief from the stressful times. And here's where Japanese novelist rookie more accomplish steps in. Look for the silver lining. When Era Cloud Murakami the author such novels as one q eighty four and a wild sheep? Chase was the host of a. Tokyo radio special called music for a brighter tomorrow. Coronavirus has all of us feeling down these days. He says so. Let's turn to the power of music to see if it can make us feel at least a little better. The author opened his two our late night broadcast with modern folk quartet song. Look for the silver lining. Always look the silver lining the sunny side of by Murakami. Then jumped to Bruce springsteen's waiting on a sunny day. The song he pointed out that many Americans sang and unity after nine eleven more brought listeners. Seventeen more tracks with lyrics about smiles sunshine rainbows and the belief that things will get better. He Spun Nina. Simone's version of here comes the sun and sun is shining from Bob Marley and the wailers before slowing things down a bit to play raindrops. Keep falling on my head from the Ronald Eisley. Burt back Iraq collaboration. Nothing seems to fit. No Oh the raindrops. Keep falling own. Mind they keep between the melodies. Murakami related the lyrics to his own life. He told the audience about the time he ran. Ten kilometer race with someone who was visually impaired. Morikawa said that experience taught him. How complaining won't solve anything something raindrops reminds us of for me seventy one? He hosted the show from his home with his cat by aside. Murakami's a lifelong music fan. It's a big part of some of his bestselling novels. Murakami even ran a jazz bar in Tokyo. After graduating from university the closer in its corona virus radio special was this number written and performed. Beiber back is nine hundred. Sixty five hit what the world needs now is love. Go World meet what the world needs now is masks and a vaccine but love is no less needed. Murakami told listeners. Is there anything more important than love? Not just for some but just if you. The world is a CO production of W. G. B. H. Boston the BBC World Service and Pierre Ex.

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Full Episode: Friday, June 14, 2019

Perspective

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Full Episode: Friday, June 14, 2019

"Hey, I'm Brad milkey, and I hosted new daily news podcast from ABC news called start here. Every day we get you up to speed on the story that are going to be driving your day. We get important context from experts with on the ground access, and we do it all in twenty minutes. So start smart. And subscribe to start here from ABC news. This is perspective. A closer look at the week's top stories and the stories, you may have missed. I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up Jon Stewart heads to Capitol Hill with nine eleven first responders, delivering emotional testimony. It's what gave a reeling nation a solid foundation to stand back upon to remind us of why this country is great of why this country is worth waiting for and you are ignoring them, a baseball legend shot in the Dominican Republic soul, Lisa pointed to know that someone like David, who saved. So many lives can have someone after his life. And I'm sorry, I. And friends and collaborators remember music superstar AVI Evita a year after his death. He was a healthy guy that point he didn't seem like he was on a destructive. Paw a toll all ahead on perspective. This week comedian a native New Yorker, John Stewart blasted. Congress in emotional. Testimony on Capitol Hill calling on lawmakers to fully fund program to help nine eleven first responders. It's what gave a reeling nation a solid foundation to stand back upon to remind us of why this country is great of why this country is worth fighting for. And you are ignoring them. ABC's Ben Siegel is covered the story for years, he was there again covering the hearing this week. He talked about it with ABC's Brad milkey on our daily podcast start here. It's been than seventeen years since two planes, flew into the World Trade Center. But experts will tell you nine eleven is still killing people in the last year. Fifteen retired New York City. Police officers have died from illnesses contracted because of their service on or immediately after nine eleven and yet the families of first responders who got word their loved ones either died in the flash or watch them die slowly in front of them. All those family say this has been years of frustration that frustration came pouring out in front of congress. You'll said you never forget. Well, I'm here to make sure that you don't these families are eloquent, they are courageous, but honestly, these lawmakers might not have been asked much about them, were it not for another New Yorker, your indifference cost these men and women their most valuable commodity. One thing that running out of in a searing address the comedian Jon Stewart became visibly emotional, as he described the pain. He had seen around him and asked is any New Yorker would ask, what are you doing? ABC's Ben Siegel covers the house. He was watching this hearing unfold in Ben. So what was it like in there? Brad, this was an emotional hearing. I followed this issue for awhile. I actually walked through the halls of congress and with John Stewart and some first responders in two thousand fifteen the last time, there was a battle over money for their healthcare funding, but I've never really seen anybody as aspirated as Steuer was sitting before congress. He was mad. They responded in five seconds. They did their jobs with courage, grace. Acidy humility. Eighteen years later do yours. He's mad that he's had to come with, with these first responders who are some of them, literally dying of cancer up to Capitol Hill. Trundling between offices to me we lawmakers there is not a person here. There is not an empty chair on that stage that didn't tweet out. Never forget the heroes of nine eleven never, forget their bravery. Well here they are. This is a fund to help pay for the healthcare of these first responders. It's running out of money. It'll be it'll be out of money by twenty twenty idea that you can only give them five more years of the CF because you're not quite sure what's going to happen. Five years from now. Well, I can tell you. I'm pretty sure what's going to happen five years from now. More these men and women are going to get sick and they're going to die. What is the issue, then is it a funding thing? Why do these families have to keep coming back again? And again, so this is all focused on something called the victim's compensation fund. It was set up for first responders and survivors of September eleventh, to pay for their any illnesses, that they've developed from the attacks and from the aftermath from cleaning up ground zero in the pile in lower Manhattan, that fund is running out of money. Congress put about five years, more funding about four point five billion dollars into that fund in two thousand fifteen but there are so many people Brad coming forward with cancer and other illnesses. They're gonna run out of money early, and they're having to cut some of these benefits, flipped searing should be flicked these men and women should be up on that stage and congress should be down here answering their questions. As to why this is so damn hard. Stewart and these first responders they want this fund authorized permanently they don't want to have to come back to congress and make this request again. But for congress, it always comes down to how do you pay for these things? You know, they're still waiting for an estimate of how much this would actually cost. So for many people, especially in the house, this is a no brainer. But we're expecting some resistance in the Senate, where things get a bit more caught up in the politics, as well as the price tags. From patient fund is running out. Do you support reauthorizing the fund? Gosh, I looked at that lately, I'll have to, we've always dealt with that in the past, and a compassionate way and awesome. We will again. But I, I haven't looked at a lot of pressure on these lawmakers. But as always the question will blast Ben Siegel covering this fort? Well, you said at years now. Thanks a lot. Thanks. The full spectrum of presidential politics was on display in Iowa this week with a twenty twenty presidential race is coming into sharp focus, President Trump and Democratic Front runner. Joe Biden paying a visit ABC's Ryan burrow has been on the ground in Iowa. I spoke to him about all the activity in the Hawkeye state over the past week, Iowa. Every couple of years, always comes into the national spotlight when it comes to politics, and I actually, you know, somebody from the mid west. I'm happy about that because I think you get all big cross section in the state of Iowa, and you certainly did last weekend with all the Democrats before we talk about the Joe Biden, Donald Trump faceoff. Let's talk about all the Democrats who were there last weekend. I mean was there, anybody who stood out or just seem like such a crowded field as it seems to everybody out here? It's very crowded. And that's what's making this really confusing. I talked with a bunch of people who've been following this very closely and yeah. There were nineteen candidates who shoot up. This is an annual. Event Democratic Party holds a hall of fame dinner and it was on Sunday night. And we saw Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Pete Buddha. Judge all making essentially five minute long pitches to the voters in Iowa. This is why you should vote for me. This is my plan. This is my proposal and of course, getting some shots in Donald Trump along the way, some of them got shots in Joe Biden, because Joe Biden was not there that kind of kick things off here in Iowa, and we're eight months ahead of the Iowa caucuses, and they're interested and excited to be a part of this process. And having candidates go through their backyards everyday isn't something that turns them off and makes them interested? It helps stimulate them and get them talking about some of the issues that we'll be talking about in twenty twenty so we should say that Joe Biden didn't show up there because he was in his granddaughter's high school graduation. He got some flack for that for not showing up, but he was like, look, you know, family's important. So after all those Democrats met President Trump was there and the former vice. Was there and they were taking shots at each other in Iowa weren't they, you were there. It's funny because I was a pretty big state, and they were nowhere near each other during that stop both ad multiple stops. But it was pretty clear that the other was on the others mind the entire time the way that they were trading barbs back and forth. Joe Biden, on the east side on the campaign, stump calling Trump and excess stencil threat to America says he threatens the core values ripped on Trump's tariffs ripped on him for climate control and really mentioned him quite a bit. I'd say probably about seventy five percent of, of his statements were targeted attacks at the president. Meanwhile, flash to council bluffs, where Donald Trump was. And Donald Trump continued calling Joe Biden sleepy Joe, call them a dummy before even flew out there and talked about some of the things that the Obama administration did that he says, hurt American farmers. So these two. You were clearly on each other's minds, which, you know, keep in mind, we're still eight months away from the caucuses and was an interesting dynamic. That's for sure. Speaking of American farmers. What are they saying about those tariffs? It's hurting them a lot there to things that are really crushing farmers right now at this moment, if we freeze this moment in time, there are two things. Number one, the Chinese tariffs are really hurting farmers because for the soy, farmers for the corn, farmers and most of the farmers who farm, Cornyn, Iowa, Illinois. They're really doing it. It's more livestock corn as well as ethanol. And what's happening is China's saying, well you know, because of these tariffs will we'll just buy from Brazil instead. So that's hurting their ability to sell this export. Number two, is flooding, there has been substantial flooding along the Mississippi River so being in the eastern portion of Iowa. And a lot of the corn growers can't even grow, their crops able to get seeds in the ground Biden has been saying is a lot of this has to do with climate change. Something that the president has refused to deal with so. That's kind of how Joe Biden was hitting at him on both ends. Now, Donald Trump defending his agricultural approach saying that, look he's just approved sixteen billion dollars in aid for these farmers. That'll help them kind of get over this hump with tariffs and saying that he's also loosened some of the restrictions on ethanol previously, you couldn't use e fifteen gasoline during the summer months. A lot of environmental group says, say it creates more smog, but he says that, you know, loosening these restrictions and allowing the sale for twelve months of the year is going to be good for the farmers and keep them up on their feet. Okay. That's ABC's. Ryan burrow in Chicago, who with this presidential election. Coming up, if it's true that Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, are the key states you're going to be busy over the next year or so. Oh boy. Here we go. Things Ryan coming up a sports hero nearly shot to death. Inspiring youth basketball story on perspective after this. These days news comes out of Washington, so fast, it can be hard to keep up. I just don't think this is going to play out the way everybody thinks it's going to play out. We're getting giancarl prediction. Look, we need special music for this. I'm ABC news political director recline. Join me along with ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl every week as we break down the facts and turn to Washington insiders with tough questions on the powerhouse politics, podcasts. Or are you going to talk to moan? Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. Red Sox legend. David Ortiz affectionately known is big Papi arrived in Boston early this week after being shot in the back at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. Police called it an ambush attack. And afterwards he underwent surgery in Santo Domingo hospital before being flown to see Red Sox team. Doctors in Boston. It's been an outpouring of support for tease. Here's former teammate Pedro Martinez on MLB network. So these two point to know that someone like David who saved? So many lives can have someone after his life. And I'm sorry, I get for more on big Papi's legacy. And what he means to Boston, and the Dominican Republic, let's bring in ABC sports. Correspondent Todd ant when the news came in that David Ortiz, you big Papi, beloved figure in Boston had been shot in the Dominican Republic. It really was really a shock. It was because, you know who doesn't love David Ortiz. Now, you might say, you know a bunch of Yankee fans but that that's on the field stuff even off the field. The Yankees organization, you know, Yankee fans all respected this guy for what he has done on the field for the Red Sox. And also what he's done off the field. He's a he's a tremendous philanthropist. He's a guy that's always giving back. He means so much. And really, he really cemented himself in Boston. Lore sports, especially after the bombing the, the marathon bombing when he took the mic on the field and just yelled out an expletive, but then said, you know stay strong Boston. And you know, Boston strong was then the. Rallying cry for that city and really for the rest of the country, but are teasers right there. Rallying, everybody like this is his city. You know, I mean he's from the Dominican Republic, but, you know, Boston's really his his second home and quickly after he was shot. They flew him straight to Boston. I mean that was what a lot of people were like, wow. They really care about this guy. Well, that doesn't show you love from the city and from the from the Red Sox, especially to do that. He did have a quick surgery. I think to do some immediate repairs that had to take place because the bullet went right through his organs, and his abdomen. So they did some work there, stabilized them, and they took a private jet by the Red Sox and took them to, to message to Boston mass, what d- what do we know about these, these guys that are arrested for this. I mean it's it's it seemed like a bounty hit, but it was only for like eight thousand bucks. Well, here's the situation, we don't know a lot, and I'm sure as we go on, we'll find out more information as of now, you know, when it first happened. They actually had got the, the shooter, you know, he couldn't get he, he, he sped away. But apparently he was on a motorcycle crash, the motorcycle people from the from the bar in the area found him beat the heck out of them. And then they they held him till the police came. Then they said there was another suspect then four more suspects came in. There are a lot of suspects in there. The probably getting a lot of information who are these guys. Well, the father of one of the suspects that his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug dealing hitman, not a good guy. Turns out prosecutors in New Jersey said, we want one of those guys because he's wanted for armed robbery in New Jersey so little by little things is starting to come out, but I think the fact that he survived this business, the beginning. We weren't. Sure, right. And his family has said that he's been up, and he has walked bit and stuff. But he is expected to stay in the hospital for, for a long time, recovering when it first happened. We were told that it was just it went through his back, and then straight out through his stomach and said, other major organs. Had been didn't get hit. But then later we heard about the gallbladder and we heard about part of his intestines. And, and so it really became a whole lot more serious. Tell me one, again a little bit about David Ortiz in the city of Boston city of Boston really likes their sports people. Great sports teams. And there they really do other colleges when Boston's a great town, it really likes it really is nominee yorker. And obviously, you know, we as fans of New York teams, you always want to beat the patriots the Celtics. You know, the Red Sox, especially with the Yankees Red Sox, but a tremendous amount of respect that city is big time, sports city, and they're showing it. I mean they're teams are in championships, seemingly, the last ten fifteen minute Bruins championships, but sorry loss, tobe, lose the right. They lost the blues book, but they made it to the finals. And the Red Sox have won three championships. And that takes us back to David Ortiz. This team had not won a championship eighty six years. The curse of Babe Ruth. He came in and said, what curse what are you talking about? We're going to win the championship and in two thousand four down three oh to the Yankees. They came back and won. He was a big huge part of that. I mean he was really the face of that Red Sox team. And he was for the for the following two more championship wasn't. They didn't just break the curse. And finally, you know, end the Schneider. And win six years. They tacked onto more. And I always say Ted Williams was a God, David Ortiz is beyond that, if it's possible. I mean, he's you know what he has done for this team. Ted Williams never wanted to championship here, and it was a sort of an abrasive relationship at times with Boston and Ted Williams. Not so with Ortiz, it was love from the beginning to the end, and he'll be back at Fenway park, you know and, and greeting the fans and I'm sure he'll be out there throwing out the first ball maybe for the start of next season. That's kind of a day. Absolutely signed. I love talking sports with the great. Thank you. Elsewhere in the sports world. A youth basketball team helps students get to college and beyond the Bronx bass pro scholar athlete cardinals team right here in New York, help students succeed on and off the court in school. And in college admissions, the program is help students get thirteen million dollars in scholarships ABC's Byron Pitts as the story, hopefully colon. The country's top high school prospects. Members of the league pro scholar athlete program known as PSA I will be a part of the PSA program for the rest of my life. Have you basketball program? Youtubers coaching next generation NBA star and their roster proves. Sister program was founded in two thousand nine seven graduates currently playing do Landau message band. The programs of passion project before old college friends, Terence bunch, Williams, Jason Pooley, Justin. We're and Drake. Charles the programs not just about success on the court. It's about success in life, starting with a college education, but their goal they say, isn't that just motivate students to be the basketball players? On fourth. Goodson. Unless Eric Khalid long coal Anthony. No. Well, both recent graduates from the same programming with what with two very different pans on as coal infamy. I play with his say for all of high school ethnic committing to play basketball at the university of North Carolina live on ESPN just weeks ago. Really weren't all the schools that recruited me. I mean had my final four but today we have an going with North Carolina from my first month of PSA. He's kept me on track, whether it was coming to my house, make me get out of bed to make sure I was doing my schoolwork just been there like a big brother from me. When is Eric colle- long descriptive, almost every sin university? I was there five years got my MBA Eric's NBA dreams weren't realized he credits PSA with sending him on a different road to success. You can do basketball, envy's more foreigners show that no matter where you come from the work in, and you're gonna be whatever you want to be the essay has sent sixty two student athletes to college since two thousand nine and awarding over. Thirteen million dollars in scholarships every year as a new generation takes the court for practice. They're talented nesper ration- reminder of a legacy fulfill out of action anyone ever think of a basketball dream is one day in the NBA finals is that the dream for these boys. I would say basketball laws is between for each one of them. But as they go through the polling, mentally older base. Locked realize as I'm facing dream is a lot of other smaller goals can catch it as that of the pay me managed in the future. When basketball is over this. Cabal has been called a beautiful game ended in the goal of PSA is bigger than bowl. It's living a beautiful life. So at end of the day, the goal isn't to create great basketball players, that's fine. But to create Greg grown ass men. Yes, thanks. Positive, they'd be one. Vibrance and the Bronx. Coming up remembering music, megastar, AVI cheek and the making of his posthumous album on perspective after this, get cashback for shopping, you were already going to do racket in is a free member base. Loyalty program that lets you earn cashback on shopping. It over twenty five hundred stores like Macy's best, buy, Nike, and more shop online internet percentage of every purchase you make up to forty percent cashback every three months members are paid the pay pal or another method. Sign up today at Rockhampton dot com. That's our A, K, U, T E, N dot com. Capital. One is building a better Bank. One that feels an axe nothing like a typical Bank. It's why the reimagining banking and building something completely different Capital, One. Cafe. They offer accounts with no fiercer minimums, they also offer one of the best savings rates in America, and you can open a Capital, One account from anywhere in five minutes. Capital One, this is banking. Reimagined open an account today. Inexperienced banking reimagined for yourself Capital One. What's in your wallet Capital, One NA member FDIC from ABC news? This is perspective. Closer look at the week's top stories and the stories you may have missed. I'm Sherry Preston. Coming up, we'll visit some of the most luxurious homes in Los Angeles. But I. Last year. The world learned of the death of famed electric musician of Ichi. He died by suicide after struggling with drugs and anxiety. ABC's Dan, Harris spoke with friends and collaborators about the music megastar, who are remembering him following the release of his album after his death. More than a year after died by suicide, the music, he left behind has been really in a new posthumous album, entitled Tim, which is allowing of each's fans to revisit his life and legacy. Since you. We sat down with some of his collaborators who opened up about his final days sharing behind the scenes videos and candid photos collaborating with some of the biggest names in the business. Everyone from Chris Martin of Coldplay. Moves. Jim madonna. He won an American music award. For favourite electronic dance music artists. And was nominated for two Grammys and countless other awards. Everyone knew of EG, even the president, some of us Vanson sink to Allah, and itchy but away from the spotlight. Tim was wrestling with substance abuse that led to health issues. He suffered from pancreatitis here in the documentary of each true story released less than a year before need is based on, however. However, today, and I've been today they don't think I'm going to be fit for shows and publicly. He struggled to keep up with the intense demands of his lifestyle privately. His friends say his anxiety grew along with his fame. I think he had a kind of invincible mind state, like nothing can touch me. I'm capable of everything I can party tonight and still do this tomorrow and then travel halfway across the world. Bended pantera, and Salome alpha K known professionally as Vargas and lagola co wrote several songs with Tim over the year. We met him win the Ernie days because he just had released. From the beginning, he loved writing the songs like super old school on piano, or guitar number on tracks. He was like, super intimacies and love the structure, melodies and was super picky about everything. He always had a really clear vision, where he wanted to go with his music. And he had this idea about we should make some country music with this other thing. And we won't disown punt. Hey, brother. Brother themes spohn. Cover. He took that farther and he will wake me up. Landscape of electric music around this acoustic guitar vocal, basically took the world by storm. He was so musically prolific. They created the song along with Mike Tigar. It just a couple of hours, but it would go on a mass nearly two billion hits on YouTube alone. I had no idea that the song would connect with such a wide audience the way that it did. Tim traveled the world in luxury performing in front of thousands of during fan, but he also did not shy away from sharing, how his lifestyle and grueling schedule was taking a toll even sharing this moment of, of, of ticket or snuck in. Often a song or downloaded it loved Cullman to their hate that the, the buffs show momentum it, it's your salts and ideas about the music that helped me of all an ado old, everything to you in two thousand sixteen. He wrote a letter to his fans and outsing he was retiring from touring at the age of twenty six I don't know if he is a victim of being to smoke. But maybe that's one of the cusses of genius. Almost Joe Janik met Tim, in two thousand eighteen when the two were introduced by mutual friends. They work together on a latest album. Hugh as a healthy guy at that point, he didn't seem like he was on a destructive poff atole, but on April twentieth two thousand eighteen Tim was found dead in Oman, where he had been vacationing his family released this statement. Our beloved him was a seeker of fragile artistic soul searching for answers. He could not go on any longer. He wanted. To find peace after months of silence. Tim's family announced the new album with most of the music completed his collaborators turned to notes and emails Tim had left behind to finish the work. We talked so much about it. And we would got back to the how he felt about this music. And he wanted this music to come up. Tim was very much. Uber. Jan yak Tim's lyrics have taken on greater meaning like in the song ENA thing that Stephanie, one of the most haunting souls for me because of the chorus lyrics which we didn't really discuss. No full LA at the time when the record plays the final song. The parties will be long long gone or the tenders and the hang on, we'll go fight himself. Number one. Which appetite and didn't seem quite as intense as it does. No. Today. Tim's legacy lives on through his music the near they his snapshot of all of the best things about him was a songwriter. He was a produce any wasn't just. We did the Jade, and an important note here if you or someone you know might be struggling you are not alone. The national suicide prevention lifeline is always open. You can dial eight hundred two seven three eight two five five for free and confidential assistance coming up creating the Broadway hit the prom. We'll talk with the show's star about its themes and impact on perspective after this. Hey, I'm Dan Harris from ABC news, and I have a podcast and you've you listened to it. It's called ten percent happier. It's all about how to stay sane in our increasingly insane world. We've talked to everybody from the Dalai Lama signs vide-, both for human to rupaul you have to explore this life. It's fun. And interesting may even change your life. You can listen to it for free on apple podcasts or on your favorite podcast app. Welcome back to perspective. I'm Sherry Preston. Rodway hit the prom was nominated for seven Tony awards this year. It tells the story of a young lesbian woman in highschool facing backlash and hate for bringing her girlfriend to prom. ABC's linsey. Davis reports on some of the show's themes and its impact just. At the heart of it all a fictional story about a girl named Emma high school lesbian, who's promised cancel because she wants to bring her girlfriend as her date and his face with backlash and heat. Your character's story. Is one that so many young people deal with every day in real life? How do you put yourself in to their shoes? She is based on real individuals and real people who have gone through this. It's incredible for so many reasons that the story is being told because kids still go through this every day. They're being expelled. They're being hated and shunned in their communities every single year, and that's insane to me. It's an all, too familiar, storyline, a tale of discrimination faced by gay couples trying to carry out the school tradition of going to the high school prom. But with a same sex day started as just, you know, reading different articles about teams that aren't able gay teens aren't able to go to their problems. And you know, it just feels wrong Chad Baghlan wrote the show's lyrics Chad tell us about when you were young and your experience going to the prom. If I if I can put you on the spot, I would never in a million years, even consider taking. Of guy to the problem that just unthinkable. I know what it's like to be bullied because you're gay and the fear of walking down those hallways. And, and so, so where are you out when you were a nice. No, no. And I was, you know, again talk about fear. And so, that's, that's sort of the wonderful thing, I think about this show because I wasn't as brave as the characters are in the show. They say quite often the audience members aren't just looking for signatures, but wanting, or in some cases needing to say thank you, and share their own personal stories that play out far from the bright lights of Broadway. The Macy's day parade this thanksgiving while more than twenty three million viewers watched the cast of the prompt closed out their performance with the first same sex kiss in the parade history. While many lauded, the move, others pounced conservative group for America tweeted, millions of small children, just want to girls kiss, and had their innocence broken this morning, but Macy's stood behind the decision. A Representative releasing this statement at Macy's. We are guided by our corporate values of acceptance respect integrity and giving back and now as we find ourselves in the midst of both com season and pride month that calendar is apparently more accepting of celebrating both at the same time. Then some high schools Constance mcmillen was denied permission to bring her girlfriend to prom in March, a Mississippi high school made waves after mandating that students and parents signed paperwork, insuring their prom date would be of the opposite sex in two s in two thousand thirteen this Indiana group of parents students, and a teacher fought to create a separate what they call traditional prom viable says it says it is wrong, and we love the homosexual, but we do not condone. On what they're doing. For so many high school girls problem is what dreams are made of high school senior Nicole, in for and her girlfriend, Livia Gatto are no exception promised so much more than I expected and just being able to be completely open with my girlfriend dancing with her kissing her. I think our friends, and then our community, just in our school, supporting us and showing us so much love was like crazier than we ever expected it to be. Yep. In their Westchester community of suburb outside Philadelphia. They both wanted to be able to be joined prom queens, then dance with each other something that wasn't allowed in the beginning of the year. I was looking at different scholarships. And I came across something dot work. And I saw take back the prom. Do something dot org in partnership with glad created the campaign to highlight discrimination and get students involved coal shared her story, then she and Olivia met with their principal. And eventually got the rules changed the girls even got nominated to the prom court, but for all the fun they had both agree that prom is much more than just a school dance. I think prom is such an experience and a teenagers life, such a social and political event. There are a lot of people who had experiences with prompt so they feel they can't be who they are because they're afraid of how someone else is going to react to that, Nicole into Libya say, they're thrilled to finally feel heard, and seen on a stages large and impactful as. Broadway, when I heard that there was a musical about a lesbian couple of going to prom. I was super excited. It is a national issue. No matter what town, your phone, no matter what community live in the problem is, they're changing hearts and minds isn't often the hope of a Broadway show. But one goal here is that beyond the toe tapping memorable melodies, the entertainment just might also inspire. I'm Lindsay Davis in New York. Coming up hundred like a dance floor in your house. Explore tactics real estate agents used to sell luxury homes in L A on perspective after this have a dream. But don't know where to begin. I didn't want to be limited looking for wisdom for women who've already been there, you will constantly be given the opportunity to lose yourself. Welcome to ABC's no limits. I'm your host Rebecca Jarvis and each week. We're talking to the game changing women about success lessons learned along the way. And of course, the worst advice and really thought about this worst advice ever you can hear new episodes of no limits every week on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. This is perspective from ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. A disco floor a Warhol thing bash and over the top amenities are just some of the tactics real estate agents are using to sell the ultra luxurious houses in LA's crowded buyer's market, ABC's, Marci Gonzales, recently took a look inside. Check out the hype surrounding the homes. It is a wild night in Beverly Hills. Music pump and on the dance floor. Cyber zoos. Heels. And an at big game, a vintage dress up global of weight to it. Golden girls. All about it in a walk in closet. Almost as big as my apartment voting to the disco drag closet. It's incredible. But this Andy Warhol thing, bashes of just for fun. And it is a lot of fun. This event has one goal down this brand new fifteen point six million dollar house in this market. You really wanna make your house stand out, you want to keep the buzz going. There is a building boom in Los Angeles mansion size with multimillion dollar spec. Homes bringing up all over. L A's Pasha's neighborhoods right now. There are sixteen homes on the market that cost more than twenty million dollars with so much supply selling high end houses is getting competitive to this is only been on the market for five or six hours. Yes, it just try to put this on the market and see if the buyers come. Why not try that first before throwing a huge party like this? Well, that's no fun. And. And buyers have choices. And so we wanted to differentiate differentiating is key with even more luxury homes on the horizon. That's to what Jason Oppenheim end his identical twin Brett are stars of the net flicks, reality show, selling sunset. We're far away the number one real estate team in Hollywood. He's Los Angeles real estate experts say the market is getting saturated with new construction, there's a surplus of ultra luxury homes, the random developers that are building these fifteen thousand square foot apple stores and asking forty million dollars. Those aren't selling and they shouldn't that's the big difference now, I think its quality that there's to echo what he's saying. I think there is a lot of supply. But there's not a lot of great supply. A buyer for the high end requires creativity. Some agents are making professionally produced movies showcasing the life you could lead if you bought the house. The point is housed on the harbor. He component eight Duffy's on their doctors for starters. Celebrities are also getting in on the marketing game. When I first saw stock in nineteen ninety I also fell under it's spell, and blocked. The punt Michael Douglas himself narrated this sales video for assists. Daca his two hundred acre estate on the Spanish island of my orca over the past thirty years. I've put my own Mark on the place. But now he's ready to part with it for thirty two and a half million dollars. No time for me. Let someone else enjoy the privilege, the bench of stuck, and if they celebrity spokesperson doesn't entice you to buy of the over the top amenities fellers are now offering. We'll help feel the deal. This house in Newport Beach, California, how some room to grow and smoke. Marijuana other homes offer. Extravagant extras that are a bit more mainstream Jason takes us for a drive. So do take all of your clients out and Rolls, Royce to one of the properties. They're selling that comes with all. All the bells and whistles, and then some wine cellar. Yes. And curated with some of the best one in the world. And that wine comes with the house, as well, these five bedroom nine bath, forty plus million dollar dream home in the Hollywood hills to house comes fully furnished complete with a one hundred and seventy five foot long pool this pool wraps around the entire house its own spa and a place to keep a dozen cars that looks more like a museum for those who can afford to live large the party, so to speak. Is far from over. I'm Marci Gonzales in Los Angeles from ABC news. This has been perspective. If you want to listen to any of our past shows, you can subscribe to the prospective podcast, give us a review. Tell us what you think it really does help. You can find it on apple podcast. Spotify Stitcher, wherever you listen to your podcast. You can also find this in other ABC news shows at it. You see news podcasts dot com. Perspective is produced by Eric Malo. Thanks for listening for ABC news. I'm Sherry Preston. 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Friday 27 September

Monocle 24: The Briefing

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Friday 27 September

"You're listening to the briefing first broadcast on the twenty seventh of September Two Thousand Nineteen on monocle twenty four the briefing is brought to you in partnership with Rolex hello and welcome to the briefing coming to you live from studio one here Midori House in London. I'm Andrew Miller coming up. I think the whistle blow it did the right thing I think he followed the law every step of the way it isn't looking good for. US President Donald Trump then very often doesn't is the Ukraine scandal really going to be the one that finishes him and also ahead. We'll examine the pivotal role that Australia's main tabloid could be playing in this weekend's national election. All Stream parties need the support of the corner insight. I took they want to succeed. It's still the main source of news for staggering number of Australians news panel will look at the United States torment of of Cuba's first family brexit as seen from abroad and the prospect of a week on the beach in Saudi Arabia and we'll look forward to tomorrow's Australian rules football grand final in Melbourne with a celebration of the Australian Football Leagues quaint tradition of clubs songs. That's all coming up right here. On the briefing on monocle twenty four welcome to today's edition of the briefing with Andrew Miller. Donald Trump has now been president of the United States just shy Roy over one thousand days and it feels like there has been at least that many variations asked of the question is visit is this at lost the point point at which the wheels have come unquestionably and irrecoverably off the clown car so far the answer has been no inexplicably but the gathering scandal over the President Trump's we'd interactions with Ukraine does appear to have legs a complaint by a credible whistle blow appears damning calling trump's conduct serious this or flagrant problem abuse or violation of the law impeachment is underway will join me now to assess the depth and the wolf of the soup in which the President finds himself is Scott Lucas Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham Scott especially in the last twenty four hours in particular. What have we learned. Where are we with this well. The trump clown car rattles on but the evidence is pretty damning. We have the combination of the transcript of the phone call between Mr Trump and president of the landscape in late July and we now have the complaint of the US intelligence official which is based not only on that call but on months of behavior by trump is attorney Rudy Giuliani and the complaint which is based not just on this one. US intelligence official but on what he has been told by multiple White House officials. What does that say look. Donald trump up in late. July told the president of Ukraine repeatedly to investigate Joe Biden who is the former vice president and who is standing for President who thousand twenty twenty now that alone is a possible crime which is interference in the US election but beyond that trump implicitly linked that to pressure which was I've suspended military aid to Ukraine. Trump personally ordered the holdup of four hundred million dollars in aid only a few days earlier if you would like that aid you need to do this investigation. And what is significant about the document from the intelligence officials. This was not a one-off incident instead since late two thousand eighteen trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani had been pressing Ukraine officials to dig up dirt on Joe Biden had been dealing with disgraced Ukraine officials who had been fired for corruption who he thought could support that case and this entire effort against by his son hunter is not based on any evidence which Ukrainian officials have confirmed but is based on a conspiracy theory and unfounded conspiracy theory that bind intervened arraigned to get a prosecutor fired two thousand sixteen to protect his son so the combination of working conspiracy theory trump has done that before approaching a foreign government to have him help and his election effort just think about Russia but the habit so crystallized in these two documents which is directly approach approach a president or a foreign country and say investigate my political rival that is certainly I think sufficient for Nancy Pelosi to come off the fence and say there should be impeachment inquiry on the basis of what we know about this is there how far we stretch our imaginations and the bounds of credulity not is there any potential known dull g explanation for all of this well. The the president's explanation which has shifted has been that off off first of all. Oh what from call did it was. I didn't mention Biden on the phone call that it was oh. I didn't ask for any investigation of Biden in the the phone. Call now that this is out. I don't think there's any explanation on the basis of the facts that can justify what has occurred the most that trump supporters can say is is that the both the compliant and the transcript or not explicit about linking the threat of suspending foreign aid over to the investigation of Joe Biden but I remember the trump folks don't work on the basis of facts their counterattack will be this is all hoax. This is fake news media. This is presidential harassment. This is just like trump Russia wrong ignoring the fact that trump Russia culminated in finding of evidence of trump's obstruction of justice they in other words will try to shoot the Messenger and hope that we don't actually consider the evidence in the message. I mean it's another question I feel like I've asked at least two thousand times uh-huh as well possibly a thousand times to you alone but on this particular occasion do you detect any signs of nervousness now among Congressional Republicans and yes. There is nervousness. Now I want to preface this by saying that unless I say -nificant amount of Republicans cut themselves loose from Donald trump he he will not be convicted of impeachment in the Senate where you have to have a two thirds vote and where the Republicans have the majority but we have had three Republican senators the most prominent being the two thousand thousand twelve presidential nominee Mitt Romney who said they are disturbed by what has come out and what is more striking as a larger number. Republicans who just would not comment on Thursday who were reserving judgment some of these included normally people you would expect to support trump so at the very least I think they're rattled by what we are actually finding out in the end. Does that mean that politically. They'll make the jump away from trump. I doubt it but we're in early days. the the next step will probably be that the intelligence official who lodged the complaint who was the CIA liaison with the White House over Ukraine matters will probably appear before congressional committees and we'll see what more he can add to the story. I wonder what finally about how this is going to play in terms of domestic politics takes in the United States and I'm not talking so much about trump's base. I think we understand by now that there's about thirty percent voters who aren't going to budge even if Donald Trump announces insist that he's real name is Sergei Baryshnikov that he holds the rank of colonel in the Gi you but is there any possibility at all that any of this actually works works for trump that he can get the idea out there. There is something vaguely weird about why Ukrainian Gas Company would want to hire the vice president of the United States Sun and and maybe he's flinging up enough cough that some of it might stick indeed chopsticks. I'm not entirely sure that metaphor hundred together but you know what I'm saying. Let's go with throwing dust in our eyes remember. That's better that this has been the trump tactic ever since he ran for president since you had stories during the campaign of his sexual harassment of women and that is you respond by being aggressive by putting out disinformation by denying that anything on tortoise occurred by saying it's is all your enemies and you try yourself as the victim now remember there are multiple investigations against Donald Trump we also have to consider the investigations into its tax affairs his financial affairs where he has been accused of fraud the accusation that he and his trump organization person profited from the presidency and that the trumper invest Russia is not closed but I think ultimately because I doubt there'll be a conviction on impeachment you put the core question and that is will enough Americans and forget about those who will stick with trump. Come hell or high water will enough. Americans think that there needs to be accountability and they did a needs to be a judgment based on evidence rather other than on disinformation diversion that they hold them accountable at the polls in November twenty twenty. I think the ultimate test Donald Trump is whether he can get away with us to get a second term-in-office if he does realize what that means that means the dot attempt to disinform to divert triumphs the trump's over the US system system trump's over US values and where America goes next beyond Donald Trump as a system well. It'll be very uncertain and I think well dark times times ahead. If that happens but we're ahead of ourselves let's go back to the fact that we at least have evidence which does point to abuses of power does point to a crime and if people keep focused on that at least there may be some level of accountability in the weeks and months ahead. Scott Lucas. Thanks as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing now with a look at the day's headlines here is Monaco's NOCCO tackles hippie. Thank you Andrew the president of the European Commission. Jean Claude Garcia is doing all he can to get brexit deal and if talks fail it would be the U. K. 's Response Ability Young also told the German newspaper the Abu Allgemeiner that it would be a disaster if the UK leaves the EU without without a deal Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international tourists for the first time the move is sparse off abroad a push to cut its economic dependence dependence on oil the kingdom is also expected to relax it struck only and dress codes for female visitors will have more on this story of today's business is headlines and today's monocle minute reports that delivery drivers in New York should probably get used to working night shifts. The city council has recently gently approved a bill that will require all deliveries to buildings owned to buy the seat to be made overnight for more on this heads to Monaco dot com forward slash rush minutes. Those are the day's headlines now back to enter. Thanks Marcus now for a look at the business news we are joined by Bloomberg's you and pots Ewan on a number number of fronts Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelinski is having quite a week of it yeah. It's been a pretty Ross in week for him had been carrying all so well for presidents for the president of Ukraine dazzled invested with a flurry of reforms brought by prisoners from Russian captivity. I'm enjoying an approval rating which would make even Vladimir Putin Blush Josh over seventy percent in many polls the former TV comic who of course shots apparent that landslide election has been caught up rather. I'm on winning the Abbot Imagine in this transcript of the fungal visitation with President trump which has been all over the world's media today a lot of bits of that pretty tricky for the Ukrainian any president not least his criticism of the European Union and also of course the business of being off repeatedly to dig up on on Joe Biden but today another economic blow to Ukraine as an International Monetary Fund mission left Kiev today without the preliminary deal for five billion dollars of funding that the Ukrainian government was seeking now. It's discussions on a new program. We're going to continue but the IMF really didn't pull any punches in statement. It says that growth in growth in Ukraine is held back by a week business environment it also cited shortcomings in the legal framework pervasive corruption large parts of the economy dominated by inefficient state-owned enterprises so a bit of a blow for the cranium presidents so far the currency is the best performer against the delays really being a bit of a darling of investors this year but this this is not a welcome news in Kiev and also you into seems to becoming a recurring theme of this spot another large share offer receiving slightly less the teacup that might have been anticipated twenty nineteen was supposed to be Wall Street's obvious J. finally bringing long-awaited public debut share offerings of many of the hottest startups and of course the healthy fees and the deal prestige that come with them for the banks on Wall Street a really hasn't gone as planned a tool now fitness startup. What's up Peleton interactive become the latest major sheriff ring to full flat on its face it drops eleven percent on its first day of trading being the roll? Call of companies are not doing so well in their share off as getting pretty long now we've had uber and lift of course the ridesharing. APPS and Smile Direct Club which sells is a dental products over the Internet shares are all down some thirty percent from their offer prices and of course we importing on monocle about we work the flexible office provider which had me. I mean for the second biggest listing of the year and that's what we put off now and in fact the CO founder Adam Newman has quit as chief executive active over the failure to get the share offer out of the door. the overall the dishes have been lagging behind the market. They've been they climbed just just six and a half percent from their offer prices on average this year the WTA market the S. and P. Five hundred has gained about nineteen percent you in with Bloomberg. Thank you conjoining us. You're listening to the briefing coming soon Monaco Rolex. Bring you the pioneers. The pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You'll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion to safeguard the F for future generations gain precious insights into the fresh thinking that his disrupting corrupting received wisdom for the better and learn how Phyllis action continues to be the crucial driver of change the pioneers coming soon to one twenty four You're listening to the briefing with me Andrew Miller. It's time I'm now to take a longer look at the day's news without news panel which today consists of Oscar for your Rivera professor in international law and International Affairs at Birkbeck College and you'll see Mickelberg professor of international relations at Regent's University also a columnist for Arab News now first of all listeners whose memories have not been obliterated by the various political nonsense of recent years may still recall the time at which looked fleetingly like the United States was going to adopt a policy towards Cuba rooted in something other than the fallacy of sunk costs in two thousand fourteen. US President Barrack Obama began a winding down of the half century embargo which had accomplished little little but the isolation of Cuba and the entrenching of the Castros the US has now re sanctioned Ralph Castro for Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and his children children. This is by way of retribution for Cuba's support for President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela Oscar. Am I missing anything here or is this just about as petulant and silly as it looks Ralph Castro's support for Nicholas Maduro really make any difference to anything. You're not missing anything anything. Andrew Washington seems to be missing that will Castro is no longer the president of Cuba to be he's still project to to joke elite unless he still has weight of course but it's a falsehood to anyone who knows anything about the internal the politics of Venezuela to argue as Mike Pompeo deed that Issa Cuba who UNICEF propping up my Lulu. Oh Lewis is still there is because of the absolute failure of the opposition led by one why though he is quite surprising thing that these new wave of sanctions takes no account of the fact that two weeks ago every single newspaper in Latin America beginning with Columbia Columbia no sympathisers of the government published pictures in which way door is seen with drug dealers and leaders of the far right wing Win Colombian paramilitary which of course means that he's you know he's acceptance potential acceptance within Venezuela. It's a closer to zero and in fact the government need sign an agreement with sectors of the opposition two weeks ago so no surprises he's here just a new wave of sanctions of course this is more part of the reaction of the trump administration against anything on everything that the Obama Administration did but he has no betting on the situation in Venice when we will come back to that theme short just wanted to follow up this quickly though Oscar you mention the new secretary of State Mike pompeo he has been muttering darkly that Cuba's security forces such as they may be making some sort of contribution to the president medeiros apparatus of repression. Do we know anything about that for sure and does end or does it sound likely well. It is being said are we have evidence of human rights violations within Bene- sweater but what matters in terms of international law human rights is whether these violations relations are being carried out by the government who should be protecting its own people there is there have been reports reports on that we we have no clear evidence of Cuba's engagement with that particular issue what we do a half evidence for is for the fact that this sanctions were will continue to hit the people of Cuba and Venezuela the hardest not the leadership. You'll see also has already raised the the psychodrama that might be underpinning this. We've seen it time and again with President Trump's administration. If if Obama did it we must undo it or override it or I'm Pickett'll destroy. It is that what's going on here. Is it as simple impulse that because this was this was one of Obama's great showpiece foreign policy moments. I I will end this nonsensical blockade of Cuba. I will normalize relations. He went to Cuba in two thousand sixteen. I think off the top of my head the first US president to do that since coolidge is it basically that is just trump trying to to undo Obama. There is element of this because it's the health policies. It's any points system that we know but I think why the moving the model I don't think anyone is a is against it but what happens right now under the trump administration that identify a problem and the prescribe all wrong and and you can go while the world and you see exactly so did restrict the movement of an eighty six years old Lee. They're not a teaser Guinean the Oscars as very much in the bag out. There is the new generation the reason you constitution in in Cuba changes are the changes Saturday at at the rate. It's many of us would like to see maybe not but they'll doing that. In the Cuban way in moving forward allowing private porperty allying investment in Cuba it it opens up in the way they should find the right way for Cuba for the United States to keep on after the pain inflicted on Cuba since one thousand nine hundred sixty them boggled it and they beat the way Paul along a lot of what's happening in Cuba has down to the United States because in the end of the day there is no American foreign policy to with Q. But there is an obsession grows also follow probably goes all the way to the splendid little off eighteen ninety eight and be we are entering the citizen of of of elections in the United States and these plays well in Florida and he's not only compel the speech by John Bolton few months ago when you went to talk about the brigade invaded in the Bay of Pigs and talking about how unfair will the Cubans that the dead mall to ops there then then then then the exile because as it is a football game that you need you too every eleven against eleven so I think look at this as an obsession in the domestic politics has nothing to do with changes either mentally ill or in Cuba well. Let's life seamlessly along on the subject of countries pursuing counterproductive policies for no clear reason and take a look that is to say at the UK and try to see it for the next few minutes as the Non British will season and listeners who've picked up the accents around this table will understand that this panel has obvious abuse advantages on this front a long standing stereotype of Britain's politics is that they are properly British sensible series decorous to coin a phrase strong long and stable. The last few years have been if we might attempt. Here's some British understatement something of a test of these assumptions. So what effect is this having having own brand Britain abroad an Oscar first of all we we should reflect slightly on the events of this week even by the Standards Aww Brexit. How mad has this been as mad as the mad hatter or even worse. I mean let me let me you speak to the reaction in my part of the world in Latin America the widespread reaction in news outlets in in the Americas welcome welcome to the Third World. We've been missing you this. This is Britain's the banana monarchy totally fact among ready to quote a couple a couple of pieces one published by Francisco Theaters in Columbia newspaper espectador another that can be so Moslem former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff who says interview with L. as in both cases what is happening in the UK is being seen in the Americas against the backdrop of the emergence of the far writing the Americas and they see exactly the same elements rightly or wrongly they see exactly the same elements appearing at this point of the Brexit madness crisis these these point of the use of language is not a matter of politeness is not a matter of political correctness. If you take Brazil for instance you can see that hey language has been being used by the bolts on administration to isolate indigenous communities in the Amazon thereby affecting just Brazilians interest but but the entire world we saw it again when we also now does poking the United Nations so for ask that in Americans you know we we've been dealing with this search for quite a few decades in we can identify it a name it for what it is. These are the real life of form of for beginning to look behind deep divisions within the people itself. Probably it also means. We need to talk about the people Iasi is is there much talk in the Middle East as it beholds. What's occurring here assembling some sort of peacekeeping force well. I I was relieved to sit in the release. No one called it's just a British Hamburg really don't want to talk about this anymore but in all seriousness it's buffers and indifference. I think from from Latin in America the the connection with the UK and the colonialists colonist heritage or legacy if you like in in the Middle East because some people think goes as long as the Middle East they say oh we depletes then we sort everything out and now with everyone is watching these in Kobe so this this really belongs to a different era in the UK and look a trade relations between between the UK and the Middle East the strategic relations relations military relations all of this sharing intelligence and all of his own if he call it's an animal or or anything. I guess you know we might have some homeless. Monarchy's you know at the end of the day. This is a serious matter. When you have such a large economies oh no me such a important member of NATO descending into a false and the inability to take decision and the as the parliaments until the middle. I love the night or the early hours of the morning. We followed the ability to take decisions. This is for instance at the time that there are tensions going in the Gulf and part of it. You would like to see Britain. Involvement is this is this is the prime minister. We are going to rely on to to defend some for interest. Maybe not on that subject Oscar if we can narrow this down to the figure of Boris Johnson who has spent his entire life playing the part of the specifically English in fact not even British but specifically typically English caricature of the sort of artfully dishevelled upper-class eccentric it. It's a it's a a reliable trope of of British fiction British literature of British movies. It is a it's a figure with which the whole world is somehow familiar but does the will take it seriously as the leader of what is as Yossi remind still in theory at least and extremely serious country well. I'm sure Andrew as many of us did you witnessed bodies. varies a speech in in New York when in after after he was told of the decision by the Supreme Court he sounded very jetlagged not only that at some point look at the audience this reaction at some point you know the viewer begins to wonder I are they laughing at his jokes or are they laughing at him. at some point it becomes the latter. I'm afraid that East clearly the case. I mean it takes a lot of cars for letting Americans to you know to joke and say you know welcome to the world. Now you see now you you you. You see how how it is like but again the more serious part of these is a we heard that we are beginning to see the how are you most beloved principal separation of powers and so on and so forth are just not nearly enough. They're not you know ready an APP to the task of taking a decision when the people itself divided so we we need to begin to rethink all of these concepts including the concept of popular sovereignty and so on and and so forth or to put it in a battle brats famous temps. We might need to elect ourselves another people well. Let's move along finally on on the news panel to Saudi Arabia literally if we found it the hitherto inhospitable kingdom is to liberalize its visa regime in a bid to open up a tourist. I industry not exclusively reliant on religious pilgrims visas will be offered to the citizens of forty nine countries yet to be named and some concessions to visitors his will also be available. Female tourists will not be confined to the full abaya and will even be permitted to travel by themselves golly. Imagine the ban on alcohol will be upheld however Yossi you are you tempted by the prospect of a big side holiday in Jeddah. I would like to Google for holiday resorts on the let's see I know I know the Red Sea from the other side so I wouldn't mind to see from Saudi Arabia but you know it. I think we have to take the reforms in Saudi Arabia seriously. I know sometimes we take very Weston's attitude and say oh. Why can't they be will we are but the same time if you look at the reforms in the West they took very long time between the American constitution until that's you know African American didn't even have to give a seat in Alabama true enough and so sometimes we we need to look at the direction is the right direction but not always to push on on the pace even if you like to see a much faster pace of of a foam but this is another move forward in Saudi Arabia again it might look for us really small steps women but having a allowed to travel getting their own passport but all of these are moves that shows that under the counts monarchy the accounts monarch and all of MBA's there is a way folding. Why not I think the motorist coming there. The more engagement it more it opens up and the the changes that you know would like to see I I did want to broaden this idea out a little bit to talk about countries which are difficult to get into with the exception of a few countries like Saudi Arabia Travel and the acquisition of visas has become much more easy generally than it used to be but I can remember when it was quite frequently a terrific past Oscar. What's been the hardest country you found to get into all remember. I'm Colombian so it was pretty much every it until very recently now hilariously it seems to see if my Colombian passport my become more handy than it might British one. If brexit keeps going this way because we can now travel without visa through the Schengen Treaty countries so the walls time still zeal is the case that traveling to the United States very very complicated for Columbia see still very difficult. It is still it is difficult for letting American students who want to come to the United Kingdom to get their visas very very complicated unnecessarily certainly complicated and he's affecting that sector of the economy if you want to put it that way so yeah I remember very very well you know after nine eleven when I was very nervously passing my Colombian passport all of a sudden. I'm told Okay you go. You know Paul McKenna. I mean you'll see as a journalist. I've attempted to get visas to a few places which clearly won't K. North Korea is I found the the two impossible Belarus I tried with and they did that thing of just never quite saying no but never saying yes obviously in the hope that you would would get bored and go away eventually and in fairness I did so it worked Israel. I have found on a couple of occasions very hard country to get out of having been I love guests exactly they just wanted to be to stay at the airport that little bit longer and have you found yourself facing any particular difficulties getting in anywhere anywhere. We've easily passport still many countries. This is one way ticket indeed supposed to be at the expense of the government wherever they will walk me so there's a lot of countries that still for example why did admit anybody with. Israeli stamp in their policy yes but you know if I want for my research which would be fascinating fascinating. Dakota Iran probably not a good idea Lebanon and you know there is a of of of countries that on these can do it on the British passport but not on Monday they said on the other end unlike Columbia. The lot of of of of countries that welcome Israel is even without visas. I think they still you know I cherish my British possibles. Come to traveling because it's way easier then at least to some parts of the world we've we've they really want we physically to security and sometimes over over offers doing that in. Israeli airport in wants you to spend money and we eventually let you go yeah we. Columbia's are popular now. It seems yeah philly Matza upbeat note Oscar Rivera and you'll see Michael. Thank you both very much for joining. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four You are listening to the briefing monocle twenty four tomorrow. Afghans will vote in the country's fourth presidential election as is always the case with after an election. Visiting a polling station will be depressingly far from a risk free exercise. The country has recently been plagued by a series of deadly attacks by the Taliban and they are not noted enthusiasts of Democracy President Ashraf. Johnny is seeking a second five-year term a field of fifteen other candidates hope to thwart him while I'm joined now by Lynn O'Donnell who was AP's bureau chief in Afghanistan Afghanistan for a number of years Lynn first of all to that point about Election Day security how dangerous election day in Afghanistan going to be well as you said it's quite dangerous simply because the Taliban have made it very clear that they going to launch attacks against people devoted. They don't support democracy. They don't recognize the government they see. President Ghani as an American pop ish and any participation in in democratic activity as betrayal of Islamic values now when people go to vote they line up and often they line up for hours and hours so they become standing targets August and the Talibans history of attacking Election Day Abu Tinsel is is a ATTRAC- history so and yes. It's dangerous to vote in Afghanistan. Those those extraordinary indeed mortal risks that many many Afghans willing to run in order to cast their vote are of course both heartening and humbling but when you were working there what was your sense from speaking to people of why they thought it was worth taking this risk a lot of people have signed up to the democratic projects that was introduced after the Taliban routed in two thousand one the I I am election was in two thousand four and there was a phenomenal turn out there was a more than eighty percent of people who were eligible to vote and since then the Afghan people just become weary of the corruption and the difficulty in the lies and the g body associated with the with the count don't end ballot stuffing and the fraud. That's been involved in so over the years since then. You said you know this is a fool's. There's also parliamentary elections and district. Council elections and participation has just fallen away to listen forty percent. I think that in two thousand fourteen which was the last presidential election there was like thirty five percents people getting sick of being had and they're expecting the same thing now so yea I mean we've seen it in in Iraq and other troubled countries people do want to get out and have their voices heard but if they think that the voice is not being being hood that they just shouting into the wind then they get tired of it and then they don't go on the other hand. You got a lot of them. Media reports over the last few Diet coaching people saying I'm not going to be bothered. I'M NOT GONNA go out vote but as I found when I was living there an Afghan can tell you one thing and do another thing thing when he's changed his mind a couple of minutes later and that's not an indictment John Character. It's just the way it is so people might say they won't go and vote and then they will the backdrop or backdrop to this election is of course the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban recently abrogated at the United States insistence assistance but it's clear I think to everybody that the United States has long since lost interest in Afghanistan and doesn't really want all that much to do with it anymore is there fear among Afghans and especially among the Afghan government and the people who've worked for it and the people who have signed up for the idea in the structures they might be on the verge bring sold out by America a very much the the prices the so-called peace process that was initiated by President Trump and carried out by his envoy. Zalmay Khalilzad worried an awful lot of people in Afghanistan women's groups civil rights workers people who signed up to the you know the constitutional rights that they've been given journalists freedom of speech advocates people were very worried that they were being sold out by Khalilzad. WHO's a very very ambitious socal diplomats who doesn't really have a track record of success behind him but really wanted to come out of it with a peace deal so you know what he didn't do was included the Afghan people and the government in that process that was sidelined Ashraf Ghani's government was utterly de legitimized as these were going on and if a win they start up again there is a fear that this will also be the case people are under any illusions about what the Alabama no matter what they say on a matter what Zamel Zalmay Khalilzad state what about them they misogynistic violent Islamist extremists who reached the country in the five years that they were in power and there's a lot of date memory in Afghanistan honest about that so just finally how confident will President Ashraf Ghani be about winning the Presidency Again Dude yes. I think he can be confident. He's going up again against Abdullah. Abdulah who has paid his chief executive which basically means Prime Minister without the title title for the last five years Ghani as the incumbent has the running and I think he probably has the support of the international community as well I think it may be a close run thing. We might see re page of twenty fourteen where they were very close but I doubt very much. We're going to have a second run-off this time. I think they'll be one the weather. It's fraught with fraud which is more likely than nausea. I think Johnny will probably prevail and he will be feeling vindicated by the collapse. The trump pays if it's with the Taliban and he will want to be the man who brings pace to the country Leno Donald. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty twenty four this is the briefing and proceeding seamlessly on the theme of countries trees beginning with a which are having elections this weekend to Austria specifically to the Kronen Zeitung Australia's most widely read newspaper with an extraordinary daily circulation accusation of around seven hundred thousand copies Kronen Zeitung is aimed at a broad section of society and Serves Pretty Traditional tabloid fair but because of its reach it also has the power to on horse politicians and change public opinion this power might yet prove deadly for Australia's far right Freedom Party which lost the the newspapers support following the visa gate scandal Monaco's Alexi Korolyov reports from Vienna. Ooh This is the infamous it'd be a gate video brought down the Australian government in May named after this Spanish island where it was recorded footage shows former vice chancellor Hans Christian talk talking turn turn alleged Russian investor. The investor turned out to be an actress office to buy a large stake in the corner site on tabloid and changes Detoro Oreo position to openly support his far-right Freedom Party in exchange taller promises her lucrative construction contracts. That's corruption eruption pure and simple but why the corn settled. It's just the basic numbers. There are still about more than two million people who read on content on every day and on the weekends it's even more. It's two point six million. We have above eight million inhabitants in Australia. So according to Tatton just reaches a big part of the population Gal Gekas bad guy is deputy editor in Chief of dossier vienna-based Investigative magazine that devoted a special issue to the corn inside hunk earlier. This year for longtime has been. I'm just saying that as party. You can't really survive in Austria. If you have to Conan's against you but Conan's Adam has always done very cleverly or very well they have identified the mood kind of the general mood in the public and have reported accordingly. What special corn inside is that if they identify topic if they started campaign the whole newspaper rights for this cold so you have the reports with also the opinion pieces the all aim with the same direction. That's why it's so powerful commonly known as the corner the coinciding first came out in the nineteen hundred in nineteen fifty nine it was acquired by journalists. Hans Deante who led it till his death in twenty ten when it was taken over by his son Christoph the newspapers political sympathies detoro policies policies have fluctuated over the years but the freedom policy has always been. It's friend Gayle gekas beggar for three decades. Now the CONAN's atom has been in sort orphan alliance with the Freedom Party Australia the goals of the newspaper and the Party. I think just matched both anti immigration. They're both can't blade blade with antisemitic symbols and codes then it. Beatha Gate happened and the Cornyn site and was ambiguous in its response. I think Um stuff and even the chief editor in chief of cornerstone I think they felt personally betrayed by style and by the Freedom Party in general because there has been sort of loop trust that has been built up that kids that I think is really harmful. This shouldn't be such a close relationship between the Party and the newspaper but now they really felt betrayed it and I think they kind of reacted like a friend who who feels betrayed by his best friend wrote pieces to promote critical. I think today's after the pizza's scandal they you had the headline on the first page that said this is this is the end of the year so what does all that mean for the freedom policy and for the Sunday elections. I think this election election we'd show if the corner still as powerful as it used to be if I would have to guess I would say it will not harm the free party matronly and the main reason for that is that we don't have to say media landscape is ten or twenty years ago their social media and the Freedom Party's especially strong on social media. They have their own TV station. They have really huge facebook pages and so they don't rely as much on the traditional media as they usurped except whatever the power of social media all Austrian parties need the support of the CONAN's Sytem if they want to succeed it still the main source of news used for staggering number of Austrians so has the Freedom Party shot itself in the foot there. We'll find out on Sunday for Monaco in Vienna. I'm Alexey Korolyov. Thanks Alexi. You're listening to the briefing coming soon. Monaco Rolex bring you the pioneers for the founder founder of Rolex Hands Villes dove. 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That's of course the trump impeachment story most papers a- leading on information that White House officials potentially attempt to cover up this phone call that trump had with Ukrainian landscape but I found to slightly more interesting takes one the first one in the F. T. trump's gondola leaves. Ukraine president caught in a trap so this Oth- coup is is essentially saying this is a delicate going to be a delicate balancing act for new presidents. Alinsky overcooked strikes me as quite the understatement indeed he's he's sort of came to his presence presidency promising to bring peace in eastern Ukraine so he can't afford alienate trump a US leader whose softer on Russia's Putin not at this time also documents how Ukrainian officials McCain to build a chemistry between Kiev and Washington and the article says this has now been poisoned poisoned at a critical juncture. It's a weird bind. I think trump puts all other foreign leaders in because everyone now I think understands the way to get him on board which is just to grovel and flatter but obviously when that the reality of that is presented an transcribed or annotated you do they just end up looking like well like a grobler and a flatter exactly and I think they all schools points this out quite passionately one analyst noting the while it's it's important to keep good relations with the current president. It's also really crucial to maintain a bipartisan support something there's Alinsky might struggle with and it's not just these hopes for a coordinated Western pressure on Moscow. That's at stake but his reputation is a liberal reformer if he looks like he's got a acquiescing to trump's demands in any way to the Ukrainian. AM people that says hey it will look like he's not serious about judicial reform and fighting corruption. You know the very promises. He came to presidency on. What else do we have in commercially indeed so I think if you're looking to understand sort of trump's fixation on Ukraine I would suggest having a look at the front page of the New York Times the headline fixation on Ukraine led to crisis for trump. This ought to links all back to a pool manager for the Clinton emails and two thousand sixteen election in interference on trucks trump's personal were redid. Giuliani's efforts in the pasta to collect information and tried to push the Ukrainian government issue corruption interface. investigations are politically beneficial to one cannot at the moment possibly read enough about Rudolph Giuliani I I am. I'm so looking forward to the bio. Pic can't imagine who they go to get to play him. Does it cost any particular light on why Giuliani is doing and saying being the things that Giuliani is doing because it is it is remarkable. He's the PR the personal attorney of the president of the United States and he has basically gone full loyal normal hops off the simpsons. Yeah 'cause that's pretty crazy. Actually has so Giuliani basically started this. I guess sort of information collecting effort in Ukraine kind of response to the star of the Mueller investigation and he's saying I decided to do this because I couldn't couldn't get law. Enforcement agencies interested in doing their job. Arba just put out publicly and I would see if anyone was interested in it so I mean I surely within that. We kind of see the the things he's investigating. Perhaps aren't particularly above board. I do want to mention my favorite Giuliani quote from the last twenty four hours and this was cited by Elena plot whose the White House correspondent in the United States. She spoke to him by phone yesterday. Giuliani's quote to her and I quote precisely was it is impossible that the whistle blow oh is a hero and I'm not and I will be the hero exclamation mark these morons when this is over. I will be the hero that all sounds normal. Doesn't it you you couldn't screw up to it's pretty crazy but and a couple of other sort of interesting insights with the New York Times article that's cool not only did sort of trump and Giuliani sh the freezing of AIDS in Ukraine but also documents trump's outraged outrage that removal of the country's top prosecutor Yuri let Sankoh widely. I is believed in Ukraine to be corrupt who was Kinda wanted Giuliani's Powell's so I suggest having a having a diving into that later story that I was very keen to talk about is in Japan today which which we must now get to this is a I have to say the angle on the you know the life and times of the late President Jack Cheer that I- fallen was not expecting and I feel terrible that I failed to mention this in my monocle twenty four obituary of him. I I really yeah. I didn't see coming. We'll it really was just in this today. Yeah please do introduce the premise right so so this great story in Japan today online fine the headline Chirac who Japan moans Chirac sumo ultra-fine for many in Japan French statesman will not not be remembered for his opposition or support for European unity but for his deep love and respect of the sport of sumo he was a sumo megaphone on here actually insisted that the from Suma he learned everything he needed to know in life on a party. He wondered whether he could have made the grade. He said maybe if I'd started young he Musa in one thousand nine hundred ninety. I was told enough as for the weight well you can put on with time. Let's say you started young started eating cakes. I don't I mean it season absolutely extraordinary story because as you point out this is not merely the head of a foreign government visiting country and taking some vague passing interest because you have to do that when you visit a foreign country that will you out in front of their incomprehensible national sport. You have to sit there and watch yes. This is this is marvelous. I find genuinely very interesting. I was massively into went went much further. His interest in sumo apparently started in the seventy S A couple of highlights from this piece the French embassy in Tokyo while he was in office how to send him dispatches of the results of each day. So as soon as the session was through he also arranged with French broke Costa's to obtain the tapes of the matches before they went on air while he was mayor of Paris organized the first soon sumo tournament in in the city and he even named his dog Suma. Finally we do have to note that. His passion was not shared by one of his success Nicolas Sarkozy who is quoted here. I can't do a Frenchaccent which you need for this quote please if he would do the honors you can do the accidental not do the accent but it's a great lawn. It's I'll do the line without the accident the line from Sakai's easiest. How can anyone be fascinated by these battles between fat guys with slid down. Tells sumo wrestling is really not a sport for the intellectuals. maybe ALBERICI. Fiona Wilson would disagree with that. I she's a big fan of sumo so perhaps we'll be following this story page Reynolds. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing This is the briefing with me Andrew Miller and finally today regular listeners. We'll be accustomed adhering at around this time on a Friday a selection of Julius music in the hallways of Financial Augusta Pacheco's global countdown however phenomenon is on holiday and so here is some dubious music. I've chosen myself. The Australian state of Victoria is certainly unusual probably unique in observing two public mccollough days for sporting events one. The first Tuesday of November is Melbourne Cup Day in fantasy. The rest of the country pretty much takes the afternoon off for oh the rice as well the other the last Friday in September is grand final eve the day before the climactic match of the Australian football league eggs season for which more than one hundred thousand people will fill the Melbourne cricket ground to watch the Premiership decided the football. They're watching hiring is of course Australian Rules Football Australia's peculiar passion the code correctly described by one trillion prime minister Sir Robert Menzies as the the greatest winter game devised by mortal man the club's contesting the grand final this year Richmond from the inner suburbs of Melbourne founded in eighteen eighty five and greater western Sydney from the outer suburbs of Sydney who only joined the AFL in two thousand and twelve a creation of the league. Get spectacular expense with generous assistance to further the cause of Australian rules in territory traditionally dominated by rugby league so there there are many subtexts to Saturday but one of the Wieder is that this clash between the Tigers and the giants is also a contest of the two best. AFL Are you fill club songs. He's Richmond's yeah and here is greater western. Sydney's from in the club songs are curious quirk of the AFL. All eighteen clubs have won and they are braid and bellowed by fans in the stands and players in the dressing rooms in the event of victory. The League's older establishment teams have mostly borrowed their's from familiar tunes. Jillang's is the toreador song from bees as common law. They calling woods started life as the music whole standard goodbye. Dolly Gray in Carlton's stately anthem is the minstrel Choon Lily of Laguna it and the saints of killed a a serenade. The historically infrequent wins with an obvious choice in the canonical versions were recorded in the early one thousand nine hundred seventy s by choir of Melbourne jazz players wrangled by a record record company called fable the expansion of what was once the Victorian Football League to become the Australian football league during the one thousand nine hundred thousand nine hundred ninety s sought what new teams added to the competition and therefore the necessity of new songs in several regrettable instances original works were commissioned these all absolutely sucked and indeed suck still non worse than the non more eighty s abomination which phone fares the West Coast Eagles onto the field old goes greater western Sydney's splendid swaggering stump. It is the work of Harry Anger Solve Melbourne rock band the Cat Empire the no great football fan and understood what was marvelous about the original club songs an album is that blend of Macho Braggadocio and arch high camp into something that sounds like it might have welcomed Soviet tank divisions back from the battle of Kursk Greater Western. Sydney are a new club with few fans and little history. Richmond are an old club but one of the best supported in the country with a glorious heritage the two thousand nine hundred nine grand final this Saturday shapes as quite a game innovation Vatian versus tradition money versus passion Sydney versus Melbourne but whoever wins will have an appropriately rousing song to sing when the final final Siren's gone ah and that is all for today Richmond to win. I think by probably six or seven goals today's edition of the briefing was produced juice by Reese James and Daniel Beach Research by Baluchi and we'll Higginbotham studio manager well Steph Chungu. I'm Andrew Miller. Thanks for listening have a terrific weekend

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