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Spike In Coronavirus Cases Slows Job Growth
"Did see some job growth last month, but overall jazz has job openings were down in most industries and in most parts of the country. So what does this mean for Congress? Is this gonna light a fire under lawmakers to actually try to get another coronavirus relief package across the finish line. The warning signs are certainly flashing. If anyone on Capitol Hill is paying attention. One of the sticking points in the negotiation so far has been whether to provide aid to state and local governments. Those governments have cut 1.3 million jobs over the last year. Better. Reserve Chairman Jerome Pal reminded lawmakers this week that layoffs by state and local governments really prolonged the last recession. And he said, that's something Congress ought to consider. Stable. Governments are one of the very largest employers in the country, and they provide those critical services. I think that's a worthy place for you to look in terms of support might be appropriate. In
Can your employer force you to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
"Get the cove in 19 vaccine. Cairo seven looks into that. Have more of a fear that people won't get vaccinated. Todd owns a business and as soon as the covert vaccine becomes readily available, he's telling all of his employees to get one. My gut feeling is you need to I would definitely hire someone that was willing to take it over something that wasn't And if you're wondering whether a job can make you take the covert vaccine or fire you if you don't simple answer to the question is Yes, but there were so many exceptions. Seattle employment Attorney Tim Emery says. There really are no loss stopping work places from making the covert vaccine mandatory. In fact, Washington's an at will employment states so employers can fire workers with no warning and no cost their employers in Washington state right now. That require vaccines across the board. I can think of multiple employers that too, But, he says, In many ways, the covert vaccine is uncharted territory, So it's unclear how the legality of it all will play out. There's no question that an employer can require masks, There's no there's no question that employer can require the safety precautions, but but I don't think there's an easy answer in this situation for whether an employer could mandate Vaccine. The reason there's no easy answer is because he says, there are many exceptions for things like religious beliefs. If you have a medical condition, or even if you're under contract, it's a tricky one. Sandra from Seattle supports the covert vaccine but doesn't know if employers should require one. Everybody doesn't have the same situation, leaving experts expecting a lot of legal challenges. Once this vaccine is available employers one point used to be able to used to have the right to take genetic testing. I mean, the law really is in flux here. Oh, wow, An influx law. So he said, Yeah, you will eat they will be able to require, But then he said, Yeah, I don't know if they will. He seems a little on the fence about that attorney. I thought Yeah, well, nobody knows we haven't had to do something like this, I guess And long enough since the laws of sort of evolved to protect the employees from the aggressive employer and in this case, I guess they don't have it in, uh, the individual of the rights of the individual. To their own body. Can the employer say in order to work for me and to guarantee the protection of my other employees? I'm gonna have you have to get this vaccine. Yeah, That's the tricky part because obviously, employers can make you where other safety equipment When I worked in a big commercial bakery. I had to wear a hair net just to keep my hair from falling into the donuts right now. Can you imagine and all those guys have Bucky's Where those blue rubber gloves, right? Yes. Well, they've been doing that long before anybody else. Yeah, So I mean, it seems like other than the part where you have to stick the needle into your body and inject your body full of chemicals. It's the president's already there. Oh, are you gonna get the
How to Let Go of Resentment
"Let's take a break from grumbling to consider five ways to get a healthy perspective shift and let go of resentment so we've talked about a lot of negative emotions on this podcast including how sadness is not all bad how you can cope with fear and even how to see anger as useful. These emotions are all pretty clear and easy to define kind of like the primary colors of bad feelings but sometimes we feel bad in ways that are not as easy to put a finger on one such emotion. I've heard a lot about recently. Is recruitment do thoughts like this sound familiar. I moved across the country and sacrificed the job. I loved so we could be together. And you can't even do your share of the dishes. I'm so sick of hearing my sister talk about her perfect wedding last year. I didn't even get a half mind because of covid. I shouldn't have to be the only one taking care of my elderly parents. Why don't my siblings do their fair share. It's just not fair. That i have to work so hard to lose weight while my partner can eat. Whatever and knocking pound success seems to just fall into his lap because he's good looking and charming. It's so annoying. These feelings of resentment are so understandable. Who is an earth by unfair situations or undeserving people and it's not surprising to see a spike and resentments around the holiday season because along with great food and family time the holidays tend to open old wounds and polka stale hurts this year. We've added the bad feelings that come with an ongoing pandemic and a lot of us have been pent up with those sour feelings but when was the last time that marinating in these resentful thoughts and sour feelings actually made you feel better and has it ever improved a relationship. Chances are you would rather let go or make peace whether it's with someone else or with yourself. Coming to terms with feelings of resentment is easier said than done. But today's tips could be a good start and the first step i have for. You is to be assertive about what you need. Sometimes were stuck feeling resentful about an unfair situation because we haven't done anything to correct the injustice. We allow the situation to remain unfair. Maybe we're scared to ask for something different or were not very optimistic. That will get what we want either way. If nobody knows how we feel about it the situation will never change. And we'll just keep growing more bitter so why not express your needs. Even if you don't ultimately get your partner to do more dishes or change your parents favoritism towards your brother the act of asserting your point of view can already be a huge relief so a quick primer on how to be assertive which we covered in a previous episode in a lot more detail. So check that out. If you're interested here's a quick primer. Don't be a bully. But don't be a doormat either. Stick to just one issue start by simply describing the situation as you see it using is statement to say how you feel about the situation. Ask for what you need or state the changes. You'd like to see and of course end with some gratitude or encouragement. So here's an example of assertiveness in action have noticed a lot of dishes piling up lately sometimes. I'm frustrated because it can feel like. I'm the only one taking care of the house. Could we make a plan together for how to split up chores. It would make me feel a lot better. See easy peasy and not too complicated. Not too long. This can be a really good conversation starter and make you feel less resentful just by saying it out loud now if your situation is not quite that simple. If there's not something really concrete you can ask for tip number two maybe for you. And that's the figure out who or what you're really mad at feeling resentful towards someone can be like shooting an arrow. If you're a total newbie at archery that is whoever happens to be in the path of your arrow gets the blame. Even if they're not the real target does the woman who is resentful of her sister's wedding really hate her sister or is. She sat in angry that her own wedding was canceled due to covid. Nineteen does the struggling novelist really hate his successfully published friend or a c. feeling frustrated by his own writer's block.
Woman seriously hurt by tiger bite at Carole Baskin big cat sanctuary
"At Carol Baskins Big Cat Rescue in Florida. Tried to rip off a worker's arm. Baskin and the zoo were made famous by the Netflix series Tiger King. The volunteer was seriously injured, Baskin says. Ah, Tiger name Kimba bit. The volunteers are most she was reaching into a cage to unclip adore during feeding. Over. She felt around trying to use my family as attorney used his bill, look better. In an interview with inside edition, Baskin said it is against protocol for anyone to stick a body part into a cage with a cat in it. The volunteer had been with the place for five years. She says she doesn't want the tiger to quote come to any harm for this mistake and quote. Died for the
Fishing holds key to Brexit trade deal as talks drag on
"We want to get you the latest on Exit now because hopes for a breakthrough on a trade deal seemed to be on again off again, almost by the minute. So for the latest, we're joined now by David Merrit, senior executive editor for Bloomberg News. And David. I've been watching, I think along with you. The flurry of headlines have seen in just the last hour on where things stand in the Brexit negotiations. Get us up to speed if you could. Yeah, that's right on an office is definitely the right way to describe it in the market, certain reactions that pound whip soaring around. I think it just reflects the really frenetic nature. Off the talks as we really are into this final stretch here, and officials on both sides briefing various bits of the media that things are looking good things looking bad, the most recent reports saying something is imminent this weekend that came out of this morning when there was a bit of uncertainty, the French threatening a veto if they didn't like this deal, saying there was still significant gaps. So you know who to believe. I think what we do know they're still in the room. The pace of the talks really has intensified. What we may need over the weekend is a final political push. That means Boris Johnson, prime minister having a phone call, perhaps with ocean of underlying the president, the European Commission so really broken those final compromises. Both sides probably need to give a few more inches to get this deal done Most of it, though most of the Texas there so we will be waiting. It could come this weekend, but I have. We're afraid I've given up painting, and he did. Deadlines on this, you know, they're only deadline. That really matters is probably the end of transition, and that's December 31st. Right. So we got, I guess just a few more weeks before that comes along. But do we have any indications at this point that we are going to get that top level meeting any time soon between the prime minister and the president of the Sea? We have don't have confirmation, but suddenly things look to be heading that way. And I think it's worth taking a step back here. You know, no. The reporting on the ground, both in Brussels and in London, despite some of the official comments that come out about prom Rooms, disagreements tensions. Those things are kind of normal at this station negotiation. What's really going on behind the scenes, we're told is that career progress is being made. But there are these still fundamental gaps is all the things we know about the fishing access the level playing field that they're calling state aid rules on there needs to be a bit of a barge, Mr Barnier and Mr Frost, the chief negotiators, they cannot do that themselves. They're going to need instruction from their bosses. That's the prime minister and the president the commission, so those two are gonna have to come together at some point. Maybe we're being set up for that as well. There's going to be a grand political gesture. Ultimately, to get this thing over the line. The incentive is there. Neither side wants to be blamed, of course for talks breaking down and for there to be any more economic disruption at this point in time, so we're gonna have to wait and find out the confirmation, But I think that would be the moment to look for over the weekend. All right, well, it is very interesting, though, that France really seems like it's taken an outsize role in these negotiations. I mean, what are the chances that France really could veto a deal of this? Stage of the game. Well, Mr Macron, the President Franz has got slight form on this, of course in not only in the Brexit talks and other big moments in European negotiations, the French going on record today. Say they, Yes, they would trash this deal if they didn't like it. They have actually said this fairly consistently, though, throughout this process, and the French had this big interest in the fishing. Uh, part of this question and also on this kind of state aid that the fairness between the two economies. It's our closest trading partner, the biggest one with Britain, so that relationship is very key. French officials have been touring from the fishing villages in northern France to make a big show of how they are ready for no deal. If it has to happen, But if no deal does happen, those fishing villages are going to be really impacted that they're not allowed to go in. They take the majority of the fish out of the English Channel. If that is stop, that's a big domestic problem. Mr Macron, But he has to be seen to be making us that It's his style, of course, and we've seen it before to make a bit of a stand at this moment in time. But as I said previously the expectations despite what people are saying in public, and he may well be talking to his domestic market, they're more than globally. Ultimately, the people in the room seemed to be making lots of progress. Only about a minute left in our conversation in just a few weeks left until that hard Brexit deadline as you mentioned, is there a sense that some of the sticking points here are just on the Margins or are both sides far enough? Apart from each other that this really could fall apart in the next couple of weeks? I mean, absolutely could fall apart. You know, the history of Britain in the year I'm afraid is ones of both parties talking at cross purposes and on these fundamental questions of sovereignty and who is going to adjudicate over the rules, you know, there is still a significant gap. Someone's got to budge. Someone's gonna blink. Both sides have got big domestic reasons why that is politically difficult for them to do so. Mr Johnson depends on the votes. You people got to me in that landslide last year to get Brexit done in a meaningful way, as he put it. So, yes, the there is a possibility that things fall apart. Both sides of preparing for that New Year's Eve is the deadline, Britain would fall back to the World Trade Organization rules. That means tariffs quotas back backed up Lori's at Dover, potential food shortages on the supermarket shelves and Britain it could be fairly chaotic. They want to try and avoid it, but there still remains a significant chance that that might happen in just a few weeks
Hip-hop's history with mental health in Black communities
"TV. Here's a conversation you might remember. I think it's important for us to have conversations about, you know, open conversations about mental health, especially with me. Being black because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approached like taking medication with Kanye West on the show, Jimmy Kimmel live. He's talking about how mental health and simply talking about it. Has a stigma in black communities and their numbers to back that up. In one study out of the United States, 63% of black respondents said that talking about mental health was a sign of weakness and You could see the stigma reflected in hip hop and rap. Mark Anthony Neal is the James B. Duke professor of African and African American studies at Duke University. He's also the co editor of That's the Joint the Hip hop Studies. Reader. So before we get going heads up with this conversation includes topics of depression and suicide, which may be triggering to some professor Neill joined me to talk more about hip hop's long history with the topic of mental health and mental illness. Fester. Neil, Thanks so much for making the time today. Thanks for having me It's a pleasure, So I have a whole lot to get with you today. But just let's start very broadly. How would you describe hip hop's overall track record when it comes to mental health and mental illness? You know, I think hip hop reflects where the conversations about mental health are with black communities More broadly, and particularly with black men s 01 of the real breakthrough was in recent years was, you know Jay Z's 444 You know his own kind of bourgeois way. It was a recording that talked about the significance of actually sitting down and talking with a therapist, right toe work through all kinds of notions of trauma. And you know for someone like Jay Z. You know, part of it's because now he's older, right, but it's also a break with the way that black men have often dealt with mental health. You know where we just man up, right? And and instead of, you know, seeking therapy, you know, clinical psychologist, you know, you find all these different moments reflected in hip hop of black men basically inviting. You know marijuana weed Percocet? Of course, there has become kind of the painkiller of choice in recent years, And this is all you know, young black men responding to a mental health crisis that they're having in their daily lives, right? And if I'm reading it correctly, What you're saying is that you know what we see in hip hop. Is ultimately reflective of the larger historical stigma. Mental health has in some black communities, and there's no question right and it is not just mental health, right? I mean, we're having the same conversations with in black communities and definitely within hip hop. About just things like going to the doctor on a regular basis, Right? Regular kind of preventative health care are the kinds of things that you know if you feel pain, you just, you know, Hustle passed, right. You just grind past it because it takes up time, right? And time is money and all these kinds of you know things that we here in Montrose and circulate within, You know, black masculinity. In hip hop culture, right, so mental health becomes, you know on their team Continuing well, part of what we're doing here today is looking back at some of the pivotal rack records that have explored mental health. So take a listen to this me cause I'm close to Doug Etch. I'm try again not to lose my head. So that's a bit of the message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious five relation 82 Mel Mel, who's rapping in the Verses. Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge. I mean, incredibly legendary, You know, line in hip hop. I have to admit I had never thought about it in the grander context of mental health before. Right, because it's rage, right? You know, how do I control the rage of my experience in the hood and all the things that are going on right that you know that are both continuous and cyclical. And and we can't seem to get out of this cycle if you will, And so the only thing to express their some sort of sense of rage and again. We typically don't think about that in the continuum of mental health or emotional health, right? But the point is, how do you manage what's going on in your life so that you don't You know, I have this moment We have another clip taken. Listen to them, But I go in. Not without a fight. See, Every time I close, I start sweating and blood starts coming out my nose. It's somebody watching the back, but I don't know who it is. So I'm watching my back to get her boys with mind playing tricks on me. Classic rap record back in 1991. Hear paranoia. You hear anxiety, You know? What is it about The ghetto boys take a mental health care that sticks out to you. You know what's important about a song like that, you know, unlike the Grandmaster Flash, and here is a part of example that you played You know what we see this kind of outward expression of what's happening emotionally and mentally. This is one of the first songs I think really dealt with the interiority of mental health crisis, right? It's the stuff that might be there what it's probably not. But it's so internalized that I can't see my way out of it on by think that particularly resonated for many young black men listening to hip hop in that period of time. You know, because of this kind of stoicism. That's that was expected right that you have to keep everything inside. But you can't let people know how you feel right. And what's going on What pain you're going through, You know, So you internalize so much of this, and I think that song does a great job of capturing what's going on in the mind literally of these men in the soul. But let's talk a little bit about treatment. You know, there have been Rap artists who have argued that they don't need professional therapy because the form itself because the music itself is inherently therapeutic. Listen, I'm not here to deny anyone's truth, I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's treatment path. What were. What do you make of that? I understand this on on several levels, right? There has long been a concern, but then black communities about what we see as Western forms of therapy, you know their feet. It's not connected to the live realities of what it means to be black in America, or even you know, black and African In the world. Um so I understand why you have been expressions of suspicion around clinical psychology right in that context, But I think you know I fall down on expertise right folks who were trained Clinically to address whether it be paranoid schizophrenia or or depression or or the whole range of emotionality is that they're contribute to what we think of as as as mental health. On guy think there's no replacing that expertise and where, at a point in time now, you know to the earlier point, you know that their candidate need made about there, not being folks in the community. Well, we know that there are in fact, you know African American therapists, right? In fact, they're thriving in this period of time, largely because you know, because of folks like saying Jay Z and another, you know, producing black woman writers and artists. Who have talked about the significance of finding a therapist, you know in their life, and so I think it has to be more of a both in right, definitely finding a community find folks that you can work the would talk through. You know who can be that first line of intervention? You know if you are suffering through, you know, anxiety or other forms of the mental health crisis, But But there is an expertise there that that folks need to pursue and again. Jay Z was so critical in this moment because, you know, he basically said, I went to see a therapist, right? If I'm going to be the Ogi of hip hop right, then it's OK. Can you elaborate on how a skepticism of psychotherapy could be related to anti black racism in our society? I mean, it's just that right the fact that we have the largest society that has never understood You know the black frame if you will. The Black is first in this country and I have tried to apply normative structures that come outside of the everyday experience of black folks, too. You know how black folks are working through their their mental health? You know, there's also the larger question of the way that that mental health care is connected to generally health care in America and general suspicion right of the medical profession. When it comes to issues of race. We could just think you know the Tuskegee experiments right? And it just think about those men for a second, right to on the one hand are subjected. You know to physical problems because of the experiments, but at the same time, Ah work into all kinds of levels of schizophrenia and depression, you know, based on the physical sense that they're also is not being addressed. You know, in the context of that movement, if you're just tuning in
"Should I Sacrifice On Pay To Work In My Dream Career?"
"I am coming to you. Live from ramsey solutions. Studios in nashville. And you or joining a conversation about who you are what you were created to do where you want to do that and how you can get there. It is a different kind of talk radio talking purpose and your purposes and actually about you. It's about others. You were created to fill a unique role in and through your work. That means you are needed your tremendously valuable and it means you must do it. You must do that thing. You must perform that role because somebody out there need you to show up day in and day out week in and week out year in and year out and be the best version of you. We're talking about working like no one else. Combining that personal mission with that professional vision. Taking your mondays back. You shouldn't be miserable driving in on monday. Life is too short live for the weekend. Sadly workers all around the world. Try to make it to friday quitting top and it's been the next twenty four forty eight hours trying to drown their sorrows sometimes literally from the week ahead and sunday night. The tension returns the misery returns on the way into the office on monday morning. Folks if that's not what you want you're in the right place. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven to call in show at your show. You're one phone. Call away from clarity. You have the answers. It's my job to pull them out of you. Let's go eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. The website is ken. Coleman dot com. Follow me on instagram at. Ken coleman to be equipped encouraged and even entertained from time to time. We started off in jacksonville florida. Michelle joins us there michelle. You're on the ken. Coleman show how are you. I'm living the dream. Shell what's going on. I said i'm good. It's a pleasure to be speaking with you today. my question. I'll start off you know. I'm in the lamar. I'm wondering if i should sacrifice and take a lower paying salaries in which is a significant pay cut to pursue a position in a different field. The work well. I need to know more before. I answer that one. What is the field of work and then take me further not just into the field because that the it implies that you're gonna beginning entry level here which would be the reason. Hey cut but take me to the dream. Take me to the mountain. Top in that field. So what's the field and then what would be the dream job So i wanna get into human resources. I actually don't know what my dream job would be within the human resources umbrella. I'm not sure if it would be benefits payroll maybe just a generalist position or employee relations. i'm kind of in the field now but not not so much. Kind of that core I'm in talent acquisition. So we're kind of alongside day. We partner with them a lot and become the company i work for. It's a great company. But i've been kind of just stuck on that talent acquisition side. There hasn't been many opportunities for me to jump human resources or even to learn Other than kind of that surface. So i you know took it upon myself to explore other opportunities outside of the company to really see you know what is out there for human resources. How can i get started I've been in my line of work for about eight years so with that. I've got promotions. I've thought raises. And at this point. My my compensation You know a little bit higher. What's your station about. Eighty thousand right now while. Okay so i think. I i gotta tell you michelle. I think. There's a disconnect somewhere here. I don't know how someone is sharp as you who has moved up the ladder in talent acquisition. Now making eighty thousand dollars a year. Can't catch a opportunity to move. I even want to say laterally in your own company. And i'm not doubting you. I'm just saying there's a disconnect. How is it that you are succeeding and growing in company and and not and not one opportunity to move over into the hr side of things has ever developed. How is that possible. Since being with the company i i've seen you know opportunities for between only just a couple you know would pop up here in there. Maybe once a year once every six months and either we're looking for more qualified people so that means searching externally for someone that already has those credential or or kind of competitive internally. We have a big. Hr team so everyone trying to shift on over okay but you will. Have you made the right relationship connections within your company with the hr decision makers given that you're working with them in your certainly in the same building I have to a certain extent. I haven't you know bluntly tell them that you know i want to be in a pause. I'm not saying that's the. That's the single silver bullet revelation of this phone call. But that's a big one right there. The wing you said it actually is beautiful. You said it really. Well you've just haven't bluntly told him. I want to be over here. Don't you think that's a challenge. That's a problem. I guess. I am. Because i haven't said that i'm kind of afraid of their reaction or or what they would say or if they interpreted. What's the worst that could happen. Let's let's go to your. I love this exercise. This is the monster under the bed. That our kids tell us dan. I'm telling you there is a monster. There's a dragon is going to eat me as soon as you close the door.
Master Chief in Fortnite
"Master chief coming four. It certainly seems so yesterday The item shop started to leak four. I often that while we were live yesterday. Cradles credos teaser. Images came in hot and heavy showing the greatest coming to fort seems to be one hundred percent true. I then made the prediction. That a game awards they would come out and the four hundred announcement would be house. Chief in sama's all being announced for fortnight This morning actually. Late last night New starting to break again. We are on hype x. Right now we'll be getting a halo co lab to if it's not scrapped. The skin is going to be master. Chief kevin if you click on it you click on capitol get a little bit bigger. I you can see. We have of course master chief there as the character. His glider is the pelican. Does that get you excited. They're all yet. It is a little hog there for when you must there. And then yeah. He's got his What gravity gravity hammer hammer. Sorry it's very pixelated pickaxe. Kevin if you want to go to the next one. This is four might have started it. What's the deal with the little word hug. Like when would. I think that's an email this little dance. You see how it's got little dance. I kind of I love it. Yeah that's really kooks that fortnite battle royale leaks. Twitter are the people who put this. Initially i think this is what barrett show shared last night in our for channel They say here's some images that halo cosmetics. These are confirmed to be real so again. Take it with a grain of salt as hypoc says it's not scrapped. This is what this looks like. One hundred percent believe it. I think this is all going to be a game. Awards announcement tim. Where's your head at the game stuff is the one thing i'm not totally locked in on. They haven't actually fully announced this to me that because that was about to say like why would they hold off one when they'd been announcing him so anybody that has been officially adopt. Or is that still. Okay okay. gotcha then. Yeah that that does make a lot of sense what's interesting about. This is stick into the salmon's theory because the in multiple ways sammy's is one of these things. It's not like the other when you have chief crato and sama's like if it was chief and sam is that kind of makes sense but it puts kind of a different level where like it should be. Mario you know as like the face of the company type conversation hold that it goes back to you i. i'm out. I'm totally outside of this ship. You guys are like all about this fortnight that's a fortnight household include. Joey she's freaking out and we're hanging out. She's trying to explain to me. She's like oh shit like man. Lloyd theory is it's bounty hunters and my first reaction was sarah. So it's i think there's multiple things leading to to sammy's even if it's not just the big three. The bigger question is doesn't intend to play nice because intendo go nintendo. That is the big question. And i think that that is. What's so fascinating to see. Is that yeah. It's a bounty hunter. Sees and talk about these hunters. They're doing all these different things. I think you can make a case for obviously not bounty hunter but in a different way cradles being hunter. Obviously she's being hunter and then for salmon. A bounty hunter is nintendo down to share this stuff in a crossover co lab. Are they down to have her running around with an ar shooting other people like roof. Yeah i don't know. I think honestly i. That's the one on the weakest on that. I think that they're standing in the way then. Is it just going to be crato in master chief coming together to or coming at each other to fight in the trailer or whatever for the announcement because what i'd like to throw in here. I mentioned this yesterday. That during a jesmyn doing zoom calls for the game awards right. He's been bringing on guests he brought on donald mustard of course the big for fortnight that you see every year of the game wards talking about it in donald's it something to this is gonna be a huge deal at the game awards for fortnight What i did hear a quick google. I'm looking at. I fire monkey. Who put all this together on their twitter and says in a recent zoom call with jeff key lean donald mustard. A few hints have been revealed about the future fortnight. This info comes from a source. Who would like to remain anonymous harvard. Credible rationing who's on the call. There will be an announcement at the game wars for fortnight The game wars will take place in two separate tenth. A new recording session with troy baker took place. That's already happened. 'cause we know that stuff right This season is the biggest event they've ever done and it will change the future of fortnight when asked about getting more when asked about getting items smash brothers universe donald muster simply stated. He can't comment about it. One of the things. I brought up yesterday. A loose manner was this. The quote of this is the biggest event they've ever done and it will change feature a fortnight. I think when you hear that coming off the back of the marvel season somebody who. I love playing the marble season at the end. We all were super into me. Barrick have a blessed joey. Roger who kevin keeps dragging into these things even though he i don't like him being on our stuff all right. I'll say it. He's a part time editor. He doesn't deserve to be around as much as i mean. He's killing bats. The one reason. I'll let it keep happening right. Keeps me alive. Say this on a need.
Interview With Shawn Van Dyke
"John thanks for taking the time to come and chat with us today. How's it. How's it going on doing great man. Thanks for having me. will you give us. I read your bio on your website. But will you give me in the audience of big picture of your background and kind of have to where you are now in. kind of. Give us the backstory. Yeah sir so by education and training or by just sending a lot of tuition money to the university of tennessee. I eventually ended up with a couple of engineering degrees. So i started my career in construction even though that might offend some people when this always used to be an engineer i make fun of engineers used to be one but i got a degree in civil engineering and then a master's in structural engineering and then went out and did the engineering thing for several years and then realized i don't really know how to build anything and i wanted to get out on the job site so transition from i'd say transition from engineering into construction. I really got laid off from the engineering firm. Heart was working for In went and joined project management team for large commercial contractor that. Put me out on large commercial sites Building all sorts of seven are really really like that Did that for a few years than my way. Up working for some architects and then for real estate developer Doing construction management so. I ended up traveling around the country building commercial real estate projects. You know big stores in the out lot developing out lots and all of that kind of stuff in that for several years. And by this time i was married had five kids now so the second kid was on the way my wife was like. I'm glad you're enjoying your job but You gotta stick around mean. I was on the road three or four days a week wherever the projects were so. That was my first business. Started back in. Two thousand five was a construction management and real estate development company. I'm here in knoxville tennessee. So as doing that work here locally then two thousand eight hit and banks were not lending money to real estate developers anymore So i transitioned from there and started a remodeling in general contracting business People these days called a pivot. I didn't realize pivoting at the time. I just time. I had four kids. Three four came back them So put the tool belt on and started a small construction company. Built it up from there and then one of my subcontractors might trim and melwork subcontractor young guy. We went to church together. His business was blowing up because he got into the high end. Trim and melwork work Market here in our area and typical difficult construction business owner great craftsmen horrible business person and he approached me one day and said man. Your i like the way that you run your construction business and everything's always organized I wanna talk to you about how to run a better business. So we met up for lunch and was talking to him about that and giving them some tips and tricks. And and i didn't know he was interviewing me at the time he said. Okay well i think. I need to hire somebody to run my construction business. Much mill work company and He's an acid yeah. I think you should do that. Because you're a horrible business person but you're an awesome. You're awesome craftsmen in great with the guys out in the field and the work was just unbelievable and he just said okay. I want you to do it. And so i thought i was like i got my own thing going on. I'm okay and he's a great salesman and he's like listen. You have a small construction company is gonna take you twenty years to get where you want to be. I'm already in those projects as a subcontractor we've landed some really high end stuff but this business that we just acquired meaning that the projects coming up he said it's gonna put me out of business doing these projects because i don't know what i'm doing and He he so he said I want you to come and run the business. And i thought i bluff bluffing okay. The only way. I'm going to run your business that you let me run the business. You run the field our on the business. But i'm i'm in charge of the business side of it. And he said no problem and he literally pulled out of manila folder with the entire business and it just random paper. Here's the business slid across the table and said you run it and went home talked to my wife and said this is a crazy idea. This is really stupid but my friends gonna suffer and he was right. It was an opportunity to get on some really into high level projects high end projects that i'd already always been wanting to do in such kind of step back and said all right. Maybe we should do this and So bit the bullet went on went. Joined that team as a as the chief operating officer and at the time we had six guys out in the field in within eighteen months we were at twenty two guys in. He was in debt and not making any money. And we kinda turn that around and and that wasn't all me. We had great team a great owner. That had a really good vision and i was just the execute and putting systems in place. Oh did that for about four years and then got another crazy idea saying. Hey what i've done with my businesses and now with this treadmill work business. I think i see the problem here. Within an industry. I can help a lot more business. Owners with systems. All i know construction. It's all i've ever done so after about four years of being the executive there. I left that that job and started writing books and and speaking at industry events and now it's four years later and i've been doing coaching and consulting work strictly for construction business owners since those back in twenty sixteen. So yeah right up for years. We've been doing this Before we move on but are you recommending to your kids. They go to college. You spend a lotta time in college. You said a master's in engineering of some type so talk about that for a second. Are you gonna man. You're gonna make mom hears this. He's gonna get offended. And it. Every time i say but m. i. encouraging my kids to go to college no not specifically i'm encouraging my kids to develop skills in areas that interest them and figuring out how they can make money at it now. Some of those things that some of my kids are interested in now will require them to go to college. But especially as we're seeing in twenty twenty man colleges change. They're still the same tuition rate but they're not allowing you to go on campus and all of the other things that higher said that here's where value is. Now they're saying nope can't come to campus. We're going to do all virtually. So i think the whole world has changed so but to answer your question. No i don't encourage my kids to go to 'cause. I don't discourage them from going to college. The i feel like it's my job as a parent when you're out on your own which i got four boys in a baby girl. I say baby girl. she's five. She's always going to be my baby girl. The boys they're on their own at eighteen. You better figure out how you're gonna make money at eighteen and if that means you're going to college then you know what i took me. I was on the five year plan to get my undergraduate now. Four year plan right but i worked the entire time and paid for most of my most of my college through work. They can do the same thing so And it looked statistically it takes most people at least six years to get an undergraduate degree and only forty percent of incoming freshman even graduate with a degree at all. So yeah do. I encourage them to go that path. Only if it interests them. Only only if that's that's where their future light. Hey you know. One of my kids wants to be a doctor yet. You probably better go to college. I have several of them that are interested in computer stuff in graphic design and other things and got my fourteen year old son this year to start working for a contractor and over the summer and he came home with more money and more cash in his pocket. And said yeah. That's what happens when you go work. And that's what happened with skill so
Will the Afghan Taliban commit to ending the country’s lengthy and bloody war?
"For the first time in nearly two decades of war a written agreement exists between the government of afghanistan and the taliban the question that now arises is the one concerning the value of the paper upon which it is written. The agreement follows some months of talks in doha. And at least in theory clears the way towards a ceasefire and some sort of roadmap leading to a lasting political settlement. It is not necessary to be outrageously skeptical however to wonder if the taliban amelie running out the clock in anticipation of the united states entirely losing interest joined with more on this by michael semple former deputy to the eu special representative for afghanistan and michael. Welcome back to the briefing the agreement in itself if we take it as face value. How big a deal is it. It's a small positive step. it allows us to move. It allows us to to move One one step forward a in these long negotiations. How certain can anyone be though that the taliban in particular negotiating or have been negotiating in good faith. Well i'd say that nobody should be certain about this. There are two diametrically opposed ways of looking at this and time will tell our one hour one view which is the ones. Some of the western diplomats are taking is that the taliban have realized that they can't actually win this war on that they would benefit from being part of some kind of a compromise settlement a which would allow c- a government jointly formed between the people who are currently in power in kabul on the taliban on would have international support So thoughts the idea that they're involved in difficult but good faith negotiations. They other view. Is that the taliban are using. These talks to provide political cover for their real game which is trying to win the war on the battlefield. Because of course you don't need a long memory or at least if you live in afghanistan. You don't require long memory to remember a time when the taliban were actually in charge of the country which they were for nearly a decade up until late two thousand and one is there any indication that the taliban thinking on governance has evolved at all since then or does afghanistan as it was in the ninety s. Still seemed to be very much what they would like afghanistan to be again well. This is the crux of the matter. Some of the taliban diplomats in cutter have put a lot of effort into persuading every body that they have matured that they wouldn't like to to force anything down. The throats of unwilling population are but if we wants to get an idea of what taliban governance looks like. We don't have to look back two decades in the past. We often look what is happening in areas. Which are controlled by the taliban today because they do hold sway in many parts of rural off. Stan i'm i would say that The taliban approach to governance in those areas is remarkably reminiscent of the way they run the country until two thousand and one. It's it is ruled by the barrel of a gun. Well one other thing which may or may not of course change. The dynamics of these negotiations is the imminent change of administration in the united states. Do we yet fully understand whether president joe biden will be as kane on president trump as president trump rather of ending the united states' involvement in afghanistan entirely. I think this is going to be one of the critical decisions that the administration will have to take in the early stages of despite trying to focus on other priorities But just the timetable dictates that in the though withdrawal process that the us has been involved in which is really for dramatically reduce the numbers of troops on the ground. The official position is that it's conditional upon they taliban sticking to the commitments which they gave to the us in their agreement signed on the twenty ninth of february now. Many of us believe that the taliban have not stuck to those commitments but of course their diplomats in in cutter asserts that they are doing so until now the trump administration has essentially turned a blind eye to for to taleban breaches of commitment and they the vitamin ministration. When it comes is going to have to look at look at the position on c- Do they continue turning the blind eye out or do they say the taliban the commitments and therefore does the. Us react to that down. The process of withdrawing troops
In Marketing Misstep, Sherwin Williams Fires TikTok Paint Sensation
"Well sherwin williams america's biggest paint company. Just got its comeuppance from a tiny florida rival and tiktok loving college kid and embarrassing. Faux pas by sherwin williams is very example of a culture clash between behind the times corporate america and gen z creativity. Now perhaps like millions of us stuck at home. You've been on a painting bench. Come on admitted. Maybe you've even seen tony pilarcitos. Tiktok channel tone stir paints until recently the ohio university business student worked at an athens. Ohio sherwin williams store a job. He loved in fact he so excited about paint that he started a tiktok channel on which he simply mixes paint typically with hip hop music playing in the background watching pilo saito. Mix paint whether it's a custom gray for sherwin williams shopper or the viral video in which he tents paint by mixing in real. Blueberries has proven to be oddly mesmerizing and incredibly popular. The paint mixing artist has more than one point. Two million tick tock followers. His short videos routinely receive half a million likes or even more. In fact it took pilarcitos knows. Tone stir paints virtually no time to go viral. According to buzzfeed the sixth video peterson ever posted got more than a million views. So pilo oh did what any enterprise in college senior might do. He whipped up a presentation for sherwin williams marketing department with such a huge following. Figured he could show the eighteen billion dollar company. A thing or two about using tiktok to attract younger jen's e shoppers alas. His plan backfired for a while. Anyway rather than using enthusiasm about the million plus followers sherwin williams could have for free. The company fired him according to peel asano. The student told his story. On where else tiktok. He says sherwin williams marketing department. I ignored him but later they call the loss prevention department which accused lozano of stealing paint and making the videos on company time. He admitted to making some videos while on the job but says he purchased the paint. He used no matter. Sherwin williams accused him of gross misconduct including quote seriously embarrassing the company or its products at age reported One could easily argue that sherwin. Williams has its marketing covered and doesn't need any rogue creatives on its payroll. The paint giant suffered a bit during the early pandemic lockdowns but since then has surged with home sales renovations and diy decorating projects on the upswing. We all seem to be buying paint along with flour booze and toilet paper the today show points out. That's pushed sherwin williams sales up about five percent. The companies also persuading more and more customers to purchase premium paints as a result profits soared twenty one percent in the third quarter according to the motley fool. But this sort of publicity. Well that's not something. Any company would want news. Appeal san hose firing elicited disdain on social media on twitter. One observer said some not so nice things about the presumed age of the marketing department. Staffers hello baby boomers and added that they quote missed out on cutting edge marketing campaign for your products. That's why bear painting. Kelly moore paint or going to outsell. Y'all close quote and industry publication adage pr executive andrew cross of agency walker sands cross said sherwin williams sent a signal as loud as it was unintentional that employees. Who do what they're told or more valuable than employees who think outside the box out cross added that the company had quote stifled ingenuity sherwin. Williams rivals are the biggest beneficiaries of the outrage. And they were quick to take advantage of an opportunity. Lost piano says he received job offers from bear. Benjamin moore and other major paint brands but he chose a role with regional chain. Florida paints the ohio university senior plans to finish his studies online provided he's not too busy. Establishing what will be his very own custom line of paint colors. Oh and uh keeping that tiktok channel up featuring colors only from florida paints. Saint story is now a marketing fables. Sure to be repeated in entrepreneurship classes at business schools everywhere and perhaps quickly forgotten on purpose in the boardroom and sherwin williams
Israeli parliament takes step toward new national elections
"Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself yesterday and if the move is approved further readings. It could lead to the country's fourth election within two years. Well here to tell us more is less than kaplan summer. Who's a journalist for herat's based in tel aviv Can you tell us what happened in parliament. Yesterday it was quite a fiery session. Yes so there was a preliminary vote yesterday to dissolve the parliament which would trigger new elections that would presumably take place in march The vote was sixty one. Four dissolution and fifty four voting against it the block. The voted against it was prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu was Block this is just sort of a culmination of the dysfunctional relationship in the coalition government. That's existed now since last march when opposition leader. Benny gaunt's decided to join. Benjamin netanyahu government and ever since it's kind of been like gaunt's is a political novice playing checkers. And benjamin netanyahu has been playing a three dimensional chess. new election would be advantageous for neither of them But they are now a stuck in a position. It looks like we're we're rolling towards an inevitable for election less than two years. So is this. The end of what was a very shaky coalition extremely shaky coalition and essentially to be fair The prime minister has basically broken many of the elements of the agreement that they signed last march the most important of which being that they would immediately in a in a timely way. Put together a budget for twenty. Twenty one and israel at the end of twenty twenty still does not have an official budget for that year. It's been a series of Of temporary measures. So face of the fact that netanyahu is pretty blatantly Stating that. He's not going to honor their agreement in which Gaunt's would become prime minister this coming summer and in which he is continuing to stand in the way of the passage of the budget Gaunt's has lost so much face politically that he felt he had to stand up for something and And is now moving towards trying to end this government and move towards new elections. Which of course means he doesn't get his his leadership on under that agreement. Do you think that. Netanyahu ever intended to share power with guns. I think that he would have. He would have happily shared power with of guns had basically agreed to Everything that That netanyahu wanted netanyahu's top priority. It's pretty clear is to game the political system to his advantage. He is set now for his His corruption child to To go on in february and pretty much every move that he's making is Is heading towards that but it doesn't look like. He had a great intention of of moving towards rotating in the summer. that's connected to this This budget issue. I think his party fears that if they passed a budget that was good for next year. It would let the rotation go go through and if there's no budget then then there there's a lot of opportunity for for putting minefields in the in the rotation agreement but But perhaps if if ganz had been more completely submissive to netanyahu he would've he would've given him a chance but the more that submits to netanyahu the more his political capital Drops and drops. But one of your colleagues on herat says the party blue and white was the victim of the most sophisticated political sting operation ever managed by a first class master swindler. Pretty strong language is widely believed Yes it is. I mean guns struck an impressively noble. But a little bit of a naive figure When he agreed to enter this coalition agreement which was clearly to his disadvantage he had he had more political capital after the last election. then he Then he spent and he said that there was a crisis. There's a pandemic The country needs to come together and And netanyahu convinced him that That it wasn't the time for For political horse trading and competition and that everyone had to pull together so he kind of naively went into this coalition agreement believing or deciding to trust netanyahu to stand by his word and now many months later he has woken up and realized that That he has been taken for a ride. Israel of course like the rest of the world is gripped by a crisis without political stability. Can that be effective recovery. No and the most You know now that are hopefully looking towards a vaccine and the end of the actual Health crisis The fact that That we don't have our budgets planned that That there's no plan or any kind of vision towards economic recovery wants the pandemic is over is going to set israel many steps behind other countries I it is. It's a it's a terrible situation to be in the last thing that the israeli people want right now is a new election. But it looks like that's what they're gonna get
How To Get Comfortable Being on Camera
"Listen i get it. Being on camera can feel unnatural. We're self conscious about the way we look at what we sound. The we were coming off or how people are receiving us. We may even look at other people in our industry. That just seemed like naturals on camera. If so much charisma. They feel comfortable and confident. How can i get some of that. Well i'm gonna break it down and help you out in today's episode so the first thing we need to recognize is that whether you're shooting a video that's recorded and then you're gonna You know posted somewhere on social or if it's a live webinar or a life coaching call. You must see being on camera as public speaking. It's a form of public speaking. So if you're not comfortable on stage most likely you're not going to be comfortable on camera now. The good news is it's a whole lot easier to be a great speaker on camera. Then it is to be on stage. This is why actors see stage performers as s- quote unquote highly skilled actors. Because it's a whole lot different to speak in front of a large live audiences looking back at you versus you know into a lens. So that's the good news. It's actually a skill that you can pick up pretty quickly and something you can get used to but i want you to have the mindset that this is a public speech this is a public speaking exercise and the reason why this is important because if you see it this way you're really think of the audience before you think about yourself and that's really important. One key mindset shift is if you want to start doing better on camera or just in general speaking to anybody focus on your audience. Focus on the talking to focus on trying to add more value and Give them a great class. Webinar video tip whatever. It is focused on them. The more you focus on them the listening to focus on yourself and be self conscious and worried about the way you sound look or come across. Okay this is a really good tip that i got early on in my career and it's really helped second. This is something that you need to hear like skill had you learn. How how'd you learn to ride a bike. How'd you learn how to drive. How did you learn to do yoga right. You tried it once and you stuck with it. You did it over and over again and the more reps the more repetitions you have at something. The more comfortable. You're going to be right now. You might go in front of the camera and you're thinking about a million things. You're not sure where to look. You're not sure the way you sound. You're not sure how to enunciate or how to frame yourself and all that kind of stuff but look back when you first learned how to drive those first few weeks when you learn how to drive. You are super super alert. You're kind of thinking about everything you're looking around the cars driving by. You're totally focused. Your knuckles are totally totally white house. You're gripping the wheel so hard now when you drive after years of experience you're doing a million things. You're changing the radio station. You're looking at the directions you're talking to the person next to you. And it's almost like on autopilot. You can drive and multitask and easily do other things. That's purely because you feel more comfortable. You've done it so many times. It's so easy so one of the best things you can do is to give yourself as many reps as possible. This is i think recorded video is a game changer. It's going to help you big time. One of the best ways to get better on camera is to have a series of recorded videos that you do so say for example. You're launching a new course and you need to record twenty four new videos and you're going to do it in two weeks you're gonna sprint the acceleration of how comfortable you are from a camera because you're doing it in a sprint of twenty four videos in a row you're going to get out of your system you're gonna start feeling more and more confident be going to start with the first video and what i did is i actually shot my first video. It was about four minutes long. And i watched that video over and over. I wrote down notes. As if i'm critiquing somebody else. Oh i looked away from the camera here. Oh there's just too much room above me You know above my head. I should make sure the it's tighter frame. I'm playing of my nose don't do that. I'm saying i'm an aw be mindful then or write down these things out shoot the video again the same video and try to improve upon the things i took notes on and then a watch it again and see. Oh there's some improvement okay. And what happens is the things that you critique yourself on the things that you did right just become second nature just like driving that car while doing other things so one of the best things you can do. His degree and online course or an online series or a recorded series webinars. Or something like that. So you can batch a bunch of videos in one shot I actually did this back in two thousand and thirteen when i launched the hundred. Rba a shot over one hundred twenty videos over the course of a month and boy. After that i was super comfortable for the camera tip number to get used to looking directly in the camera lens. You kind of want to look at your screen. Is your knee jerk. Reaction wanna look at your phone screening. Wanna look at your computer screen. Don't look directly into the camera. Because when you do that it creates the illusion that you're looking straight in the eyes of the viewer and it makes a huge difference trying out right now on your phone and just see the lens as your audience and actually by just focusing on the lens it allows you to focus on what you're trying to say and what you're trying to convey you're not looking at yourself and worrying about with the way you look or the way you're appearing or any of that looking at the lens allows you to focus on the audience. It's almost like an yoga. Were you focus on a spot on the wall. So you can meditate right by focusing on the lens allows you to focus on what you're trying to say next. Be okay with messing up. It's okay to mess up. It's okay for you to fumble in your words. It's okay if you by mistake said the wrong thing and you correct yourself. This is natural and people will actually appreciate a natural talker. Next an outline can help you tremendously knowing what you're going to cover in order not to be long winded or to waffle round. I outline every single video and every single podcast episode. every single Live webinar. That i do. I have a very very tight outline with
How To Get Comfortable Being on Camera
"Listen i get it. Being on camera can feel unnatural. We're self conscious about the way we look at what we sound. The we were coming off or how people are receiving us. We may even look at other people in our industry. That just seemed like naturals on camera. If so much charisma. They feel comfortable and confident. How can i get some of that. Well i'm gonna break it down and help you out in today's episode so the first thing we need to recognize is that whether you're shooting a video that's recorded and then you're gonna You know posted somewhere on social or if it's a live webinar or a life coaching call. You must see being on camera as public speaking. It's a form of public speaking. So if you're not comfortable on stage most likely you're not going to be comfortable on camera now. The good news is it's a whole lot easier to be a great speaker on camera. Then it is to be on stage. This is why actors see stage performers as s- quote unquote highly skilled actors. Because it's a whole lot different to speak in front of a large live audiences looking back at you versus you know into a lens. So that's the good news. It's actually a skill that you can pick up pretty quickly and something you can get used to but i want you to have the mindset that this is a public speech this is a public speaking exercise and the reason why this is important because if you see it this way you're really think of the audience before you think about yourself and that's really important. One key mindset shift is if you want to start doing better on camera or just in general speaking to anybody focus on your audience. Focus on the talking to focus on trying to add more value and Give them a great class. Webinar video tip whatever. It is focused on them. The more you focus on them the listening to focus on yourself and be self conscious and worried about the way you sound look or come across. Okay this is a really good tip that i got early on in my career and it's really helped second. This is something that you need to hear like skill had you learn. How how'd you learn to ride a bike. How'd you learn how to drive. How did you learn to do yoga right. You tried it once and you stuck with it. You did it over and over again and the more reps the more repetitions you have at something. The more comfortable. You're going to be right now. You might go in front of the camera and you're thinking about a million things. You're not sure where to look. You're not sure the way you sound. You're not sure how to enunciate or how to frame yourself and all that kind of stuff but look back when you first learned how to drive those first few weeks when you learn how to drive. You are super super alert. You're kind of thinking about everything you're looking around the cars driving by. You're totally focused. Your knuckles are totally totally white house. You're gripping the wheel so hard now when you drive after years of experience you're doing a million things. You're changing the radio station. You're looking at the directions you're talking to the person next to you. And it's almost like on autopilot. You can drive and multitask and easily do other things. That's purely because you feel more comfortable. You've done it so many times. It's so easy so one of the best things you can do is to give yourself as many reps as possible. This is i think recorded video is a game changer. It's going to help you big time. One of the best ways to get better on camera is to have a series of recorded videos that you do so say for example. You're launching a new course and you need to record twenty four new videos and you're going to do it in two weeks you're gonna sprint the acceleration of how comfortable you are from a camera because you're doing it in a sprint of twenty four videos in a row you're going to get out of your system you're gonna start feeling more and more confident be going to start with the first video and what i did is i actually shot my first video. It was about four minutes long. And i watched that video over and over. I wrote down notes. As if i'm critiquing somebody else. Oh i looked away from the camera here. Oh there's just too much room above me You know above my head. I should make sure the it's tighter frame. I'm playing of my nose don't do that. I'm saying i'm an aw be mindful then or write down these things out shoot the video again the same video and try to improve upon the things i took notes on and then a watch it again and see. Oh there's some improvement okay. And what happens is the things that you critique yourself on the things that you did right just become second nature just like driving that car while doing other things so one of the best things you can do. His degree and online course or an online series or a recorded series webinars. Or something like that. So you can batch a bunch of videos in one shot I actually did this back in two thousand and thirteen when i launched the hundred. Rba a shot over one hundred twenty videos over the course of a month and boy. After that i was super comfortable for the camera tip number to get used to looking directly in the camera lens. You kind of want to look at your screen. Is your knee jerk. Reaction wanna look at your phone screening. Wanna look at your computer screen. Don't look directly into the camera. Because when you do that it creates the illusion that you're looking straight in the eyes of the viewer and it makes a huge difference trying out right now on your phone and just see the lens as your audience and actually by just focusing on the lens it allows you to focus on what you're trying to say and what you're trying to convey you're not looking at yourself and worrying about with the way you look or the way you're appearing or any of that looking at the lens allows you to focus on the audience. It's almost like an yoga. Were you focus on a spot on the wall. So you can meditate right by focusing on the lens allows you to focus on what you're trying to say
How To Get Comfortable Being on Camera
"Listen i get it. Being on camera can feel unnatural. We're self conscious about the way we look at what we sound. The we were coming off or how people are receiving us. We may even look at other people in our industry. That just seemed like naturals on camera. If so much charisma. They feel comfortable and confident. How can i get some of that. Well i'm gonna break it down and help you out in today's episode so the first thing we need to recognize is that whether you're shooting a video that's recorded and then you're gonna You know posted somewhere on social or if it's a live webinar or a life coaching call. You must see being on camera as public speaking. It's a form of public speaking. So if you're not comfortable on stage most likely you're not going to be comfortable on camera now. The good news is it's a whole lot easier to be a great speaker on camera. Then it is to be on stage. This is why actors see stage performers as s- quote unquote highly skilled actors. Because it's a whole lot different to speak in front of a large live audiences looking back at you versus you know into a lens. So that's the good news. It's actually a skill that you can pick up pretty quickly and something you can get used to but i want you to have the mindset that this is a public speech this is a public speaking exercise and the reason why this is important because if you see it this way you're really think of the audience before you think about yourself and that's really important. One key mindset shift is if you want to start doing better on camera or just in general speaking to anybody focus on your audience. Focus on the talking to focus on trying to add more value and Give them a great class. Webinar video tip whatever. It is focused on them. The more you focus on them the listening to focus on yourself and be self conscious and worried about the way you sound look or come across. Okay this is a really good tip that i got early on in my career and it's really helped second. This is something that you need to hear like skill had you learn. How how'd you learn to ride a bike. How'd you learn how to drive. How did you learn to do yoga right. You tried it once and you stuck with it. You did it over and over again and the more reps the more repetitions you have at something. The more comfortable. You're going to be right now. You might go in front of the camera and you're thinking about a million things. You're not sure where to look. You're not sure the way you sound. You're not sure how to enunciate or how to frame yourself and all that kind of stuff but look back when you first learned how to drive those first few weeks when you learn how to drive. You are super super alert. You're kind of thinking about everything you're looking around the cars driving by. You're totally focused. Your knuckles are totally totally white house. You're gripping the wheel so hard now when you drive after years of experience you're doing a million things. You're changing the radio station. You're looking at the directions you're talking to the person next to you. And it's almost like on autopilot. You can drive and multitask and easily do other things. That's purely because you feel more comfortable. You've done it so many times. It's so easy so one of the best things you can do is to give yourself as many reps as possible. This is i think recorded video is a game changer. It's going to help you big time. One of the best ways to get better on camera is to have a series of recorded videos that you do so say for example. You're launching a new course and you need to record twenty four new videos and you're going to do it in two weeks you're gonna sprint the acceleration of how comfortable you are from a camera because you're doing it in a sprint of twenty four videos in a row you're going to get out of your system you're gonna start feeling more and more confident be going to start with the first video and what i did is i actually shot my first video. It was about four minutes long. And i watched that video over and over. I wrote down notes. As if i'm critiquing somebody else. Oh i looked away from the camera here. Oh there's just too much room above me You know above my head. I should make sure the it's tighter frame. I'm playing of my nose don't do that. I'm saying i'm an aw be mindful then or write down these things out shoot the video again the same video and try to improve upon the things i took notes on and then a watch it again and see. Oh there's some improvement okay. And what happens is the things that you critique yourself on the things that you did right just become second nature just like driving that car while doing other things so one of the best things you can do. His degree and online course or an online series or a recorded series webinars. Or something like that. So you can batch a bunch of videos in one shot I actually did this back in two thousand and thirteen when i launched the hundred. Rba a shot over one hundred twenty videos over the course of a month and boy. After that i was super comfortable for the camera tip number to get used to looking directly in the camera lens. You kind of want to look at your screen. Is your knee jerk. Reaction wanna look at your phone screening. Wanna look at your computer screen. Don't look directly into the camera. Because when you do that it creates the illusion that you're looking straight in the eyes of the viewer and it makes a huge difference trying out right now on your phone and just see the lens as your audience and actually by just focusing on the lens it allows you to focus on what you're trying to say and what you're trying to convey you're not looking at yourself and worrying about with the way you look or the way you're appearing or any of that looking at the lens allows you to focus on the audience.
Rinat Catching a Duck in Bolivia, Driving in Israel, and Encountering a Bear
"I'm neat and i'm taraji. And today's driver is were not the co host of the ticket. Podcast and she is originally from and she's lived three years in the us before moving to canada where she's been for two years and she shares with us the differences she has seen driving in israel versus driving in north america. Welcome or not. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you and buffoni for inviting me. We liked starting off with this question because we like to go straight into the crazy before we dive into what type of driver you are. So what would you say is one of your craziest driving stories. Oh so i have a story. Or i wasn't a driver by i was riding on form by four in the lower. The uni in bolivia we were may be for france and we. We had a driver and cook and it's riser was driving in the seller. Salardu unit is Salt desert so it's a big surface off desert which is just made of salt and the driver was adjust. He navigated with no roads on or anything and one time we so tax on the road and the driver was approaching them very very slowly. Be an added. The back without Is so considerate. He doesn't want to frighten the dax but then when he got close to them you started to drive really fast and any coat one dark and he give the cook the dock and he said she's gonna make that for dinner and it was. I'm not sure it's funny. Maybe it's kinda freer carry kind of funny and but it was definitely experience that the i remember well. Do you stop the car with you in it to get the duck. Yes i stopped the car. He pulls the dock caught him on his neck. And just give it to the cook. I think because his wife and it was kind of Multiple day. I don't remember three or four days trip. And we had we had meals during the that's rape and the wife just cooked food for us and no one from my group a dinner that night at least knock back. That's that's hilarious. I mean what a surprising. Turn of events like oh. He's so nice. Oh no he's going to eat it. Yeah yeah it was really surprising. How is it driving on a desert compared to like just driving on the road we were wondering how did he navigate. Because it's really. It has a lot of mean i mean. It's very big dessert. Like think about that. We drove their into desert for a few days. So i'm not sure how big it is but it's really big so we were wondering how he navigated and how he couldn't find all the things that we saw the way because there were like lakes in different colors like amoroso lake and red lake and they were keno obnoxious that he showed us em and there were. There was a village in that word. The places that we slept in slept now like assault motel so we were wondering. How did he manage to find. All the stinks. Because if if you look all around you you just see white surface so you don't really see any reference point to help you navigate and there were no roads on their on the desert. Yeah that's what. I was wondering like everything's way. How do you know where you're going. I would end up like back at your starting point. It's like oh how they get here. Yeah it's a good good question. Yeah we wouldn't be able to do it by ourselves. Or i feel like i would get lost in the be stuck in the middle of nowhere and be like. Oh now so. I know like a lot of other countries outside the. Us tend to have. I feel like. I've heard that they tend to have more crazier drivers in bolivia. Did they. like. I guess abide by driving traffic laws or did they kind of just speed and do whatever they wanted to do. So in the salt desert most of the times. We didn't see anyone around now. The other places of been to in bolivia are easier a small towns or a big city. And i guess s most places have been to that. The drivers in the big city are more careless. I think more maura beeping and thanks dad. You have mentioned that you have lived in three different countries. What one
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Adds 20 Actors to Cast
"Before we say goodbye to lord of the rings amazon has bought the rights to lord of the rings on television streaming or whatever and they're producing something. How much do you know about the project. And what do you think of that project as a big lord of the rings fan. I in nervous. Because i think they're i don't know because i've i've seen in read a bunch of things because the i thought is going to be essentially like Tales from the second age. Like you know like What happened in the prologue of fellowship was essentially going to be that this this franchises climax last war elves and men. You know yes this war say will like there. Weren't you know elves kind of helm's deep didn't happen to book. This is all man's deal like l. july. We don't got the strength anymore. This other thing is like you're supposed to understand that this was a world war just like tolkien fought That liked to reason dwarves and elves and other because this was happening like the dwarfs are being attacked under mountains galadriel hanging onto her forest realm with with only her personal might and her ring of power. she's able to withstand like i. Everything's being like you're like what's happening. Administrator this happening all over the world simultaneously But then i heard that like well it's going to be these random pills from some million then i heard it was going to be like a reimagining of actually the lord of the rings. That's feels like really stupid. Who i don't know it's a i will say this it's fascinating world with a lot of really cool stories And there's a lot the mind there but it all comes down like peter. Jackson couldn't capture this magic twice dune the hobbit broke him you know like like An and patting it out and making it bigger and more commercial and all that kind of stuff. I don't know like it extended they stick to some of the cool stuff that's in the similar million and some of the lost books and details and stuff. That that tolkien's estate is kind of manicured throughout the years like it. It'll probably be pretty good But i don't. I don't know i really don't i have dance. It's the it's they're filming it in new zealand. So that's Something
The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler
"Hello and welcome to misinformation a trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love cool trivia and sticking it to anoint teams. Have pop quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia hate y'all lowered. Are you full of cheese. Still i am still full of cheese. I want to tell you that the were recording on the day that the cheese up came out and my husband came home and ate an entire block of gouda because apparently he was like that. She's episode really maybe hungry for cheese so we ate a lot of our cheese in our fridge. So did its job. Did what it was supposed to do that yet. We hope you guys enjoyed that. It was something a little different than normal but Somebody else mentioned that like they're not a big fan of cheese but they would love to do another dash along episode with its point. So we'll brainstorm. We'll come back to that. Yeah maybe we'll be eating. Maybe it'll be something else. You know who. That's interesting. Mike along with juliet tandem bike. Listen to me. We get a tandem bike and a couple of layers. Listen or and we bike around rochester and talk about the of bicycling and also talk about the history of rochester. How great with did you just come up with this disraeli. I literally just came up with this first of all key. Imagine what people would they. They saw on a tandem bicycle goalie. I attached to us. Like a yeti microphone at like yup. Yup and josh is right a lot riding alongside of us and then our in car bike so i didn't mean this bird. I'm like no it's fine. He's gonna drive next very slow with the with the cords running into the car. I love this so much. Okay that's our next thing called ride along with julian lawrence as they get hit by multiple cars because the worst almost ill-advised thing but you asked for it. Everybody so get ready. It's on your hands. Our blood is on your hands. Basically is what we're saying. Get ready for that man. Speaking of blood oh man. I am very worried now so for this. I decided that i was going to cover An author that. I'm not super familiar with a genre of literature but i'm also not super familiar with. I've really learned a lot. And i hope you all will too. I hope i will. Are you ready. Lauren i'm has ever i'll ever be this week. We're entering the brave. New world of octavia butler. Oh you know what i have. Been meeting to read some octavia butler. But i have now. I have not read in a very long time. And i feel like i don't know if i'm ready. You know. I do bet that you would like it. Okay probably a little more. So than i would i. I'm willing to give it all a try great love i think maybe a lot of people have heard her name but they're not totally familiar with her work. Or unless you are like a sci fi reader maybe maybe her name is like completely foreign to you. So here's what you should know. So i was a groundbreaking american writer. She was one of the few women of color publishing an agenda dominated by white men Butler won the coveted hugo award which is considered the premier award in science fiction as well as the nebula prize which are which is given to the best works of science fiction or fantasy in the. us She won those twice each and that was loud. She all the time she was also the first science fiction writer ever to receive the macarthur fellowship. Wow wow that's interesting. I didn't know that octavia butler was born in pasadena. California in june nineteen forty seven. The only child of her mother's name was also octavia octavia margaret guy who was a housemaid and loris james butler. Who was a shoe. Shine man So octavius father died when she was seven and to support the family. Her mother worked as a maid She was extremely shy. As a child in octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy books and also in writing She did have a mild form of dyslexia but she didn't let this challenge deter her from developing a love of books She started creating her own stories early on and she decided to make writing her. Life's work around. The age of ten octavia wrote reams of pages in her big pink notebook and at first she was enamored with fairy tales and also horror stories but she quartz came interested in science fiction magazines. Such as amazing stories and galaxy. Science fiction so octavia did do a lot of interviews later in life. And so i've gotten some really great information right from her own words that i'm going to ask throughout this so to an mit class on the media in transition in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight butler told this anecdote. It's impossible to begin to talk about myself. And the media without going back to how i wound up writing science fiction and that is by watching a terrible movie. Movie was called devil girl from mars. And i saw it when i was about twelve years old and it changed my life. It was one of those old nineteen fifties movies in which the beautiful martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the martian men of died off in there are a bunch of men. Hungry women up there and the earth. Men don't want to go. As i was watching this film i had a series of revelations the i was cheese. I can write a better story than that. And then i thought gee anybody can read about our story than that. And my thought was the clincher. Somebody got paid for writing. Not awful story. Yeah so often. Writing and a year later i was busy. Submitting terrible fiction to innocent magazines.
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"I know like what the hell you're giving them the shoes who let them do what they want with that you gave them away those their shoes. Now, let them sell the damn shoes. Now they were getting a shitload of money, like two thousand dollars. Yeah, but those are like rare, like Jordan, Jordan staff, right? Yeah. So. They only gave them to the North Carolina players. There's only a limited, like probably what hundred of them probably there. So who good morning? Yeah. Just like AJ green with his jersey that he saw, let them who cares like, why are we governing these guys so much that they can't even do this stuff. They can't even like they have to worry about what they're eating. What meal appropriate guys of Florida who took their like the tuition cards bought laptop, said the laptop stolen. That's wrong. I mean, that's fraud in the real world. But if someone gives you something you build a sell it exactly, especially shoes there. So many places, check Craigslist. Imagine it'd be are like, hey, guys. We got a deal with some company. Here's a bunch of gear, and I'm like, I shit wrong size or not really need this thrown on Facebook marketplace. Right, exactly. Or if you went out and bought some shoes or if you gave me some shoes. Yeah, like here, these what worked for me you can have or for whatever reason you gave them me. I can do what I want my shoes. Now I can sell those sons of guns. Yeah. And if I'm getting a couple thousand dollars for them, go good. Those shoes are in the mail tomorrow. It's like, I mean, I'm going to start wearing stick to football stuff and Conan game warn and putting it on EBay. Yeah. See, I mean, I did it and I gave it away, but it went pretty fast. So I think we've got a thing going mourn way. Speaking of stick to football year. I don't know of now is the right time to say this, but I'm going to we will be September fifteenth in Austin, Texas for USC at Texas. We are looking for some locals who can help us figure out where to be before and after the game. So hit us up on Twitter and fell scout at mellow Esquire. If you have that information now moving along Aaron Rodgers best for last baby. He did two interviews this week, which is crazy. The Kevin Clark, the ringer, and then one with Mike silver of NFL network and didn't hold back at all. He went off. About the misperceptions surrounding the anthem protests and he went off about his receivers, not being any good, and I love it like I have not been his biggest supporter, and I've always thought he was kind of a shitty teammate, which, okay, maybe call on your receivers. Shit isn't good, but it's about damn time. Somebody stands up and talks about the anthem and not just somebody a dominant white play in the NFL thing because LeBron can do it. Yup. And I'm glad he did, but you know, Colin Kaepernick has been ostracized for doing it. And even though the guys in the NFL who've spoken, I've read on all these other guys. They're not premier players. Dak had the opportunity to and back down from, you know, guys like Chris long kudos to him for what he's doing without a doubt, but he's not Aaron Rodgers. Having Aaron Rogers come out and being like, you know what? Yeah, this is unfair. It's not about the flags. The only person with a bigger influence would be Tom Brady. Yeah, and I don't see him coming out and doing he had a maga- hat and. Not not with his owner, so great on Aaron Rodgers to come out and finally be like, let's look at the true issue here. These guys aren't protesting our country or our military. Yes. Any another part that I love on this is he comes out and says, if we're so mad about the players taken a knee, what about everybody else in the stadium? What about the people that are working the concessions? What about the people that are at the concessions or the cameramen that have to work through the anthem? Yeah, or have out lazy son bitches..
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"Also, it's a twenty dollar buy in, but that money goes to charity. Right? It's the mellow Esquire chairs the melon kids gotta eat Kennedy, buy new clothes for myself in go out to eat. Also, that's a lie. We are going to donate the money to charity of some some sort. I think he had one in line they already do with some different fantasy leagues, so we're gonna do that. All your money is going to go there. It's for a good cause. I'm going to be just requesting trades out to ask. I'm on whatever I have to win. I can't lose. Well, you're like the expert, right? So I can't lose. You've never one. Our fantasy football league did not win last year though. You've never. I don't even know. Do you make the playoffs last year because whole port Coggin port. Cat got mad at me. Cou important cotton. On a bed of pork mad at me. So yeah, I did when I was looking forward to it though, because one of my favorite things to do about this whole show is just interacting with our listeners. I don't have to kiss your ass because you're already listening, but I really do enjoy it. Just being able to have the banter back and forth on Twitter hit on your girlfriend. Have a used to have a fantasy league with the stick to football girlfriend. Talking about fantasy suites. Andrew luck jerseys and that'd be fun. Yeah. So that's what we have going on also going on around the league, Jimmy g. let's just go. Sweets. What's I want to dissect this? I know you did some film breakdown a lot of film breakdown. Let me tell you I'm sore. Yeah, but I don't care that he is dating a porn star or even if he wasn't dating. I don't care if he had a one night stand of the porn star. I don't care is always it's two consenting adults here we're talking about NFL player, like, let's just be happy. They were in the same spot together and no one. Got right. Yeah, or that it did it, he's not married and he's stepping out, do cares do what makes you happy? And if that's a porn star, so be like everybody has history, right? You've just seen hers have you and she's a handle or. Yeah, especially after today, because if I'm full disclosure, her name didn't pop up on my radar. Which was surprising. Yeah. But then I, I broke the film down. I don't know key, maybe a great PR move by her by her. Oh, I'm sure she leaked it to TMZ. Oh, it has to be there. Right? Like hers handler, I don't know how that in district work. I don't know. I think they're probably called like managers or able. Okay. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Just start calling it your hand. That work. Care, Spanish, people like that. Your your Britt mchenry's all pissed off on Twitter. Don't follow her as she's like mad on Twitter because this is a bad look. It's a bad look for the forty Niners yet there are much much bigly political chair, people that have also dated appoint star. So what the hell may is two thousand eighteen if you're data porn, star data, porn, star. Yeah, I would love to know you wouldn't now find not pay Earl Thomas lots traded. So there's that this is something that's not even news we. He told everyone at the end of the season. He ran down Jason Garrett and was like, hey, come get me. He obviously wants traded, and then you see everything going on with the Seahawks. It's of course he wants out his Cam chancellor. He's gone, Richard chairman, gone, Brandon, Browner, gone legion of where argue all, where did you go? Yeah. And you have have Russell Wilson? Exactly. Who just the biggest weirdo quarterback in the NFL and possibly Artis ano- bubble though. Got to be working for him, whatever he's doing. It helped because he's with CR, so running backs are coming to be on Bell's defense this. I'm actually very interested in because it's rare. I think for guys hundred contract to be outspoken, Lebanon. Bell doesn't get it a long term deal. And Todd Gurley comes out and it's like, hey, how can you be one of the best players in the game and not get your money and he's going to be up soon..
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"A first grade right away but he is a really pretty prospect yet no limitations physically no doubt yeah one more quarterback that that i'm a really big fan of as i would say my sleeper of the class is eastern stick at north dakota state we've talked about him before not only does he have a great last name we need to do to make it eastern stick to football but i really liked the way he plays he's tough he's been playing since he was a freshman because carson wentz got hurt so he would be my sleeper and then my my overrated team quarterback would be drew lock at missouri i don't think any of us are fan of drew lock i keep now aiding and just watching him play and looking for something that he does well he looks very good throwing the football but he reminds me of brady quinn like you just expect him to be this great quarterback because he looks the part and he says all the right things but he just he's not getting the job done he's inconsistent with this throws they're either too high too low he hasn't done anything that impresses me yeah i'm with you there i just i was so much hype and they were talking about hey you might declare this year where we're really fall and then you go watch them after he doesn't declared you know obviously to do this show and a guy we're going to be talking about a lot and i just think the accuracy issues are are very evident i think at times when he just doesn't get set i think the turnovers are a bit of a problem so once again physically in the look of him you like those things about your lock put i just don't see myself being sold on him as a high ends first round kind of quarterback in this group although we're seeing him being billed as that now for a while here's the deal because i know people are going to come at me and say well it's the difference between drew lock and josh allen i think mellow put it best you said like well one thirty pounds a lot of athleticism and even if you wanna go box score scout and okay they're both sub sixty percent passers i think they're actually both right around fifty six if josh allen had had jim on more and that moves you team that is a completely different ballgame completely deaf so alan is way more impressive athletes way me i thought josh was comparable to like a cam newton type guy no he's a little bit slower but just his movement and strength and size and our buddy chris simms always says sizes a trait when you're a quarterback josh allen had that i don't know the drew lock does have all the he doesn't have that type of arm and he's definitely not that kind of athlete so i i wanted to just address that in june because i know i'm going to hear all full here like all these mizzou fans around here too it's not a bias because i actually kinda like mizzou and what they do he just he hasn't done anything he's in a weird offense the spread offense where you probably only read one side of the field or you throw it to your target i hate how flatfooted he is in this offense i know it's something that the coaching staff probably teaches him but that guy's just standing there still it's not working for him yeah and just to piggyback off that we are thrown in some superlatives here i had shape patterson as my all over aided guy i think michigan fans out from a college standpoint should be very excited about his potential about the transfer and about his ability to play right away but in terms of a guy that was billed as a high end recruit i just didn't see the decision making that i was hoping for when watching his film i i don't have shape patterson that nick fitzgerald jarret stidham justin herber kinda group he's sitting more in the drew lock.
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"I flick that girl at work to shove you know a work husband that is like it's more serious than a buddy at work right there's going to be that guy there's a line and she crossed it probably when she grabbed your butt or said put a baby in me yeah one of those put a baby in means pretty across that learning yeah i mean but it doesn't sound like because he says he's hung out with her so i'd like to get the ruler out and this gone knuckles a little bit like a work thing like they hung out at a work thing which is on the line if not crossed it anyway because that's just like a fucking work yeah i wouldn't say you've you if you're asking this question you know you shouldn't be doing exactly or you would just be on video fuck this married girl never gonna forget this unless she's your married girl then yeah geez you're married girl you lay pipe all day then yeah good job put a baby in her she wants one but she's not your may girls stay away exactly and it's your last day at work run get the hell out of you know he's gonna do it because he's already like it's my last day so i'm getting outta here last day was probably like a week ago well our okay yeah this is yeah don't do it man not getting here next one so my parents love my girlfriend however i must be weird things are trying to see between her and my sister my sister's wedding later this summer and my girlfriend is going how do i keep things smooth throughout the preceding oh i mean i think all of our regular listeners know our feelings on weddings and.
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"That was funny dusting crying pickles with the breading number four i went south western eggrolls and those are disgusting they're delicious mesa grill growth south it has cheese and corn usually some chicken like they're good you go to i i'm not i'm done shouting out restaurants for free but there's a place stories not good if i don't have the reference never go i love their southwestern girls so they're very cool i'll be sure to attend area we go there to get them wing easter wings are very good to number three soft pretzels i know you're listening to this thinking you hate that that's not an appetizer fuck you yes it is hell yada especially dairy queen during queen those advertiser old chicago those are now after like four straight meals when we went to louisville dairy queen they still have sticks yes they do i mean i've been known to get a self pretzel and just spread that she's face yeah you are you have done that a lie that is funny i just got like we sat on the mid week show we wanted to road trip to dallas and every time we'd ever by dairy queen car i don't know i kinda wanna go there because it's just now it's ingrained in my dna to dairy queen on a road trip and the fact that we live in the only small town in america that doesn't have dairy queen i hear we're getting one leads the rumor i don't know i'm not gonna hold my breath on it so soft pretzels number three soft pretzel cheese.
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"Make my podcast list where did he have tony on that list of great cowboys running backs number two behind just zeke yeah herschel and who else did he put somebody on there and i was like yeah that makes sense demarco murray out him on his listening daryl jim yards but yeah next week mary hi know among next week thirty three i went rain nici sixties throwback got an award named after writing listening linebackers number thirty three but yeah definitely never saw him play that's like the people time are like you didn't have elway was the best prospect ever i was born in eighty three i've never even seen a highlight of rain or their highlight like we used to watch those nfl films things every school was like the old like the dude's voice often tumble lambeau field and it's like right niche tooth missing nike's steaming ever will look it up yeah they're good those are all right thirty four boj easy just like take your yeah bo jackson for me was just probably the greatest video game player of all time you might be one of the greatest athletes of all royal to that always helps make the list number thirty four for me i went walter payton because he is probably the greatest running back of all time so neither of us picked earl campbell and i really thought you would so i didn't and then you didn't we you kind of mentioned now at dylan and we should yeah and that's the thing we try not to double dip with guy someone was upset we didn't get tomlinson at twenty one but we got him a five so you're right with campbell there at twenty and thirty four thirty five the first number i ever wore was actually thirty five i remember that actually like third grade basketball yeah because i wore that same jersey a couple years later in somebody was like hey how does he already get his jersey and mom was like how did he already get jersey because i'm just at practice and then it was your shitty number thirty five weirdest nothing ever have to wear didn't love it but i picked it niyaz williams a player i really did like.
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"Knowing katie hi actually like do so i'm just going to say but damaris randall chin channel and he's a friend of the pod so maybe we rubbed off on him he tweets that if the cavs win the finals he'll by anyone who read tweets his tweet a jersey last time i checked it was at nine hundred fifty thousand retu ivory tweeted this week he says that he's good on his word i think he needs to step back from that see i actually this is a football podcast he's totally saying there's no way has one million fifty nine thousand six hundred four retweets yeah i'll go ahead and put it out there if the cavs win i will buy jersey you know he said you have befalling me to get one he would have picked one in a million followers yeah old is the tweet though i think it's actually pretty old no it is actually from may twenty eighth okay so i thought it was actually the last year that he was like if they win the two thousand eight year right someone tweeted him zero chance he delivers he said one hundred percent chance that he does yes oh good on him but he couldn't get eric hosmer to stay in kansas city so i don't know about we did yeah he couldn't get himself green bay i don't know maybe not the guy too so but percent chance to cavs win you not much basketball i watch i say zero percent they have no one that's good on their team we bet on this last year and i watched the lebron in the eastern conference finals and i was like holy shit i can't bet against this guy when i told mitch and dan i was like got to do it you can't bet against lebron they called me an idiot and was like l cavs into this bet yeah we lost we had to five years in a row is that why we had to do that yeah it was over the nba finals no idea about that you chugged to out.
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"I'm probably gonna lift somebody up on the dance you're gonna dirty dancing at least the bride and her sister did he because that you rule you need a phone like if you want me to go to your wedding it is my pin tweet still for reason i need a picture that lineup are jerod brown who's engaged getting married he already senate here's what you did is lineup already at all planned out yeah got some backstory for mold j b did you nice he's on his game so those are important things we do need the wedding invite and because our marriage so successful and used to be on a kid free weekend for us so that's every other this weekend is a non free one next is free around that out we can send you our google calendar it is on there and then be ready for the craziness i'm great gift giver though so i'm a great gift receiver that's what i feel like i do best and you invite us to your wedding this great way to get a stick for package oh easily on top of again top of gift yes like a nice pizza stone or like a decanters and some stick football i don't know any of that shit is i feel like that's stuff people registered for okay when you got the first time did you get to go to target with the scanner or did you out of that no it almost caused the divorce what types of things you've registered for not even shooting you i registered for hall canes and that's when she was like no you cannot have the scanner anymore like i don't care i got hall cans on the list hawkins what.
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"Passes every checks every box really do these toughest shit he's an absolute dog as soon as the clock starts the game i mean he will mentally break you down so lebron would have been a phenomenal football player there's no if anyone tries to get cheeky with you and say like oh well here's why he wouldn't know like it's not as easy as you think it's like what he's probably the best athlete we've ever seen and i'm wrong you remember it was peyton manning at the time was my answer okay nice right isn't that isn't easy one all right last one dude and this is from it seems like every single stick to football fan how do they get stick to football gear oh man well we're working on it we've got a couple of different things that we're working on we honestly do and some of you have got even frustrated and been like why don't you guys just sell this stuff well it's it's not that we do work for someone who has to approve things in the company we work for his own by company that has to approve things and so it's a process keep doing what you're doing we've broken down before like make us laugh on twitter that's a great way sending great questions like you guys do for draft on draft in just the tip that's a good way to get sick to football gear interact on instagram the funny comments and things we see those the items reviews we see those and i probably reach out to four or five people a week and like this was great what your address i'll send you some stuff and so it's just that simple get involved to where when we see your name we recognize it and think shit like this person's a great listener let's let's hook them up i was going to say i'm looking at our draft on draft this list this week and this is a draft on draft session that did not have anthony mangaliso or anthem oreo in it for the.
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"Executive producer jordan peele troisi more than is back in a new tv series that the new york times goes a gritty funny comedy fifteen years in prison stone tiffany haddish the entertainer you've just go wait for you to discover you got lunch with another man bouncy house don't miss drinks organs return to tv second chances are beautiful thing but last oji tuesday's ten thirty nine thirty central only on tbs all right let's have some fun because later in the week we're going to grade everyone's drafts i know you guys are going to be doing a lot on stick the football friday as well but we're going to do this where we're going to predict early way too early offensive rookie of the year defensive rookie of the year and then we'll give each of our fantasy sleepers we have not told each other yet what are pixar for each so i want to crack down six full of friday i'm done talking football does it's going to be a hockey baseball beer podcast on wednesday august mecca can take like a month off of talking about football i would love that we have to great the tra half to that i want to take some okay to the point where people would be like hey would you please stick to football well so we made a little rule here we said offensive rookie of the year you can't pick saquon barkley defensive rookie of the year you can't pick bradley chubb so i went a little dark horse here and i said kerryon johnson frauds offensive or listen matt you said it on the show that this is team of an identity power blocking they got themselves frank rag no they got themselves the fullback nick bowden from san diego state should have been dimitri fireworks be it should have been who's now at the jets listen i love what the lines are going to do in the run game i think karen john that's going to be a gigantic part of it and i i wouldn't be shocked out of these rounds you guys for rookie year potential on offense i think he's got a chance i like it mellow you wanna go go with my guy my second love love what he can do with the ball i know he can't block but offensive rookie of the year doesn't matter if you can block or block.
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"Yeah and that is like there's a lot of value and being able to do that so it's it's smart i kind of want to like put a bow on our 2018 coverage for today and we will come back in grade these drafts ones we have time to to process things a little bit and and get home and and check who got drafted wear and things like that was there anything that really surprised either of you or in this entire draft i guess we say i was shocked that denny elon got drafted and i was i was a little shocked the dolphins took a kicker that didn't have a good field goal percentage in college those are the two that i was like what that that's insane i mean but those aren't like jarring things it's just like okay yes i was a little shocked by some of the guys that just didn't get draft we talked about flowers i thought ti scales we saw so many undersize linebackers get your acted and he didn't get your after which hilly at the senior bowl that's all anyone could talk about how he can play safety around talk and didn't even get drafted yeah it's just show that like the the senior will bias can sometimes be a really real thing where people overvalue that a little bit and we did see like a run on quarterbacks with colorado came off the board luke falk finally came off the work danny etling alex mcgaw like there were a number of quarterbacks he did get drafted the vikings just start doing the all draft media udf eighteen they also signed hercules mata off as well the vikings are always in aggressive team as you.
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"How long ago now chad pennington man i love chad but after that shoulder injury is just kind of fell apart a little bit all right let's go on the other side of this i've had homework too because they took one of my favorite players in this draft melik jefferson i'm going with the bengals i love billy price in the first round then they go and get sam hubbard and league jefferson backtoback pigs they're just solid they address some needs and they drafted guys that i like poon afforded jason hall signed with the seahawks to texas boys is that change anything for you know because did in the first round penny for you no not at all okay that's good good to know okay jason hall jason good special teams player so i got okay so least favorite draft and again zone my favorite cities in the world i love the food of the culture the people the beer i hate the airport and i did not like their draft the kansas city chiefs i didn't get it i i liked armani watts at liked trade up for ed frazier defend outline means defensive linemen and they don't they drafted to defensive lineman in brooklyn speaks and derek nadi a small linebacker enduring oh daniel that he doesn't play their defense right i like their last three picks more than their first three or money whilst trauma smith and kill mackenzie who they're going to convert to guard i really like armani watts but other than that i'm with i don't really like their draft the draft that drove me absolutely nuts and day three they did make a couple of nights picks but the oakland raiders this has jon gruden all over it and not reggie mckenzie i thought colton miller was a fourth round tackle i thought pj hall who went in the second round was really a fourth fifth round kind of player the brennan parker pick and around threes absolute to trade up the trade up for him is absolutely puzzling with the talent that was on the board arden key is a complete roll the dice which is fine but i just wouldn't expect much longtime with the problems he's had and they rolled the dice on a lotta guys and the savior of this class might be maurice hurst and a fifth round and it doesn't we don't really know if he'll be able to play now he's.
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"What's up everybody this is stick to football and welcome to the first mock draft monday myself and mellow were sitting in the joplin studio and they'll let say hello what's up everybody connor is in new york that's right what's going on guys and we haven't been together on a show since the combine and we had so much fun we said we need to go to three shows a week in april because it's draft season and so every monday morning we're going to put out a new mock draft and this week we got together guys and decided we're going to do something that i normally don't get to do in especially in written form we're going to do what we would do with this mock draft so no trades but what we would do not what we're hearing so this will be a little more like true to our value i picked pigs one four seven yada yada yada mellow will pick second going to pick third because he's a jets fan so let's right let's not waste any time let's jump right into it because we have to fly through thirty two picks here because inland brown's number one i'm going to continue to go with not only what i am hearing but what i would do sam darnold usc here's the top quarterback on my board i think the combination of toughness football iq yet there's some concerns with his game they're concerned with all these quarterbacks game i liked darnold as the best fit especially for cleveland i feel like it's very environmentally specific in terms of the culture and what they they need somebody who can handle all of that pressure he can do it i agree with you that's the safe pick right here and like we've talked about many times before they've gotta get the quarterback right so go get the one that you think is the best in this class all right number two mellow what would you do if you're the new york giants are you going to re reboot this entire thing with a quarterback or are you going to try to ride it out ally ryan this we are going what we what we want to do not what we think's going to happen so for me i think eli has done this guy shit he can't play anymore shoe the last year so i'm going to take josh rosen and i'm just gonna totally start rebuild leading this thing you've got odell beckham still as of today so i'm going to give josh rosen he's got some targets go rebuild this thing with a good quality young quarterback man i couldn't agree more with that show us this is probably every jets fan worst nightmare got darnold rosen off the board but do not have fear baker mayfield at number three is due in this situation a guy that fits into that locker room which emol adams under todd bowles with jeremy bates in his offense a guy that can win a lot of football games i think he could blossom in new york and i think if that's how the board falls this is the pick the jets have to make i feel so sorry for you this is the position of put you in where you have surprised non surprising so that puts me on the board of pick for the cleveland browns are back on the clock and i'm gonna go saquon barkley best player in the draft and it was a month ago that i was talking about all the buzz was maybe they just take saquon at one if they love him maybe they just take him now because this trait up unless the giants take him in to they don't have to worry about it they can get their quarterback and they can get the best player in the class and saquon barkley and holy shit that backfield is amazing which i also said about andrew luck and trent richardson very very so we'll see how that works out for you i feel like you guys just get to home here in draft your favorite players basically and then you're up at five with denver i'm just gonna keep throwing curveballs because again this is what i would do if i'm the denver broncos and i'm sitting there i'm not taking a guy like josh allen i'm going to go show up that often blind i'm gonna take clinton nelson here five i think that makes a ton of sense so you got case keenum on a two year deal me and matt of talked about this i.
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"Yeah and if you want ads some pieces around blake bortles co get him some protection free of litter for net i think daniels actually be a really good right guard he would be a lot like zack martin not maybe not that level but same tight player the guy that played center in college and i'll say this about like the jags because there are team that i really struggle with when it comes mock draft time could you go down the board and you're like okay we're there needs interior line maybe depth that receiver linebacker and then you look at what's available well right especially with you taking me jefferson right in front of them he would have been a good fit there at middle linebacker blue would have been thought james daniels there minnesota vikings i think we're about to have run on some offensive lineman here buddy i'm going to go colt miller ucla and i hate to do this to my patriot fan friends because he would have been a great pick for you at thirty one the vikings seem like they continuously need offense of line help kirk cousins not the most athletic guy in the world he's gonna need some help and i know that like riley re from mike remers did a pretty good job last year there stopgaps colt miller could be your longterm left tackle yeah he'll fit right in there in minnesota atmosphere definitely will and now you have the new for green bay they have you seen the bill belichick pro day tour he's been like every coach and everybody up so it's funny because now agents will text me be like checkers at the pro you know he likes our guy he's every program and yeah and he even told bradley chubb he's like we pick it thirty one don't worry about it you'll be long gone so i love that about him so pick number thirty one here i'm going with a linebacker in correct me if i'm wrong here herald landry's still on the board is still available yeah i'm gonna take the best available edge rusher here give them hair landry he just seems like a patriot guy he really does especially if he falls this far jesus that's like hair landry sam hubbard there's so many patriot type guys they've quietly been really good this off season added adrian clayborn and danny shelton to that d.
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"Yeah so i'm gonna go with vida i think they sure up their defensive line they could also be in play for a guy like marcus davenport ooh but i think they're going to go it's an interesting idea evita and jonathan allen on the same d line would be a lot of fun yeah i mean they loved him last year and they pulled the trigger on it so why not do it again this you like it okay fourteen green bay again we're in a weird spot i think green bay's biggest needs are ed rusher corner and then i think they actually have to get better wide receiver but you just put a name on my head and now i can't stop thinking about marcus davenport to give them an edge rusher show it would be very good pairing there right and lacquers fans should be very welcome pegase fans yes we will come to lambo drink your beer in eight your cheese kurds actually she's just all actually be a great stick to football weekend now when we should put that on our we should put it's like hm but i've never been to green bay so we should definitely do that all right europe the cardinals no team needs a quarterback and yes you're reaching for lamar jackson sorry no i'm not gonna pull the i'm not going to pull the trigger on a quarterback again here even though the cardinals probably really hope they get one here i'm going to go with corner and i'm going to go with my guy jest josh jackson of loved him since honestly like midway through the season i won't say that i've been on him all year but he's a guy that i watch play he's taller he's physical now he'd kind of fits in with what the cardinals will physical defender i like that pairing a lot it's not a pick that i think i've ever made in a mock draft i tend to have them going.
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"That's right they thought they were loading up for super bowl trafton's got hurt you know or even this year guys like four net and mccaffrey they're going to help that quarterback to give him another weapon so that's what they can do for yep so you're back on the board connors new york jets this up you have your pick of qb to right now they have the number three pig they're probably going to get the number two quarterback based on what we have right now i don't know if connors going to hate me or love me for this but i'm going with josh rose gonna make your connor really happy i think rosen connor and i've spent so much time talking about all the reasons that josh rosen makes a lot of sense for the jets and he does i mean he fits that he fits the city he fits the style i think he's the most pro ready quarterback this year's class and it's weird that we've we come full circle with these guys do you remember the day after the draft last year you came up to new york with us and we talked about quarterbacks for next year we like okay let's let's start next year quarterback class and you were like this is where it starts it starts with darnold was your guy he's my number one is a lot of credit for darnold issue guy and i think rosen was your second guy and now look what's going to happen so they're gonna go one and two for you so that the browns come back at four on the clock and i will say i think if the draft played out like this they would probably try to trade outlet someone like the buffalo bills come up to get a quarterback if if it plays out like this they're going to be some high bidders for this number four oh my god says you want to get in front of denver yet that's like the bills are definitely going to be trying to get to this number four spot.
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"And they still going out and getting guys that are still young like landry who can be productive and fit into a system help you're young quarterback tyrod taylor gives you that bridge quarterback and they can't attend instead he's going to start in two thousand eighteen which oh good i mean we'll see if they stick to it because these guys are always like oh this quarterback needs to wait a year and then by week four they're throwing him in the game right i mean they did that shit with the new sat at one half a half a football because they are never mind we're ready for you to jump in right now i do like what the browns did and i like what the bears have done yeah going out and getting a quarterback into tight in really re this one's gonna surprise you i already know where you're going oh of what those niners of done you love the fact that they got rid of carlos hyde my anything i've never actively campaigned for a player to not play football before but he had nine hundred yards rushing yeah on eighty eight thousand carries ray griffin his frozen hangers ray griffin we just got darnold jefferson and jerk mckinnon there's your program three other real do this math you're averaging two point eight yards a carry man and you can drop more passes than you catch so that sarah as our intro segment a lot was going on this week and a lot of still going to happen and we have we're under fifty days to the draft so things are still going to get a little wild little crazy we see teams like buffalo positioning to trade up we now cleveland's gonna have to figure out a left tackle spot we're going to talk about that when we fix them the jets got to figure out that quarterback spotless my boy teddy they're not going to get him play before then so they're going to draft a quarterback unfortunately really bridgewater guy at all no not like you were already high on him but that was a pretty shitty quarterback class though was fourteen was pretty bad yeah i mean i have the top of my head thing who else came out it was blake bortles johnny menzel derek carr derek carr was pretty good one but even his struggled i was being sarcastic of really quarterback class aj mccarron tyler.