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Bram Stoker

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So Tracy the story that begins with Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on a business trip to complete a real estate deal is one almost everybody knows if I tell you that phrase, you would say I, I would say Dracula Right. DRACULA IS ICONIC and. We have. TALKED ABOUT DRACULA on several episodes of this podcast when we talked about the lives of Christopher Lee and F W Murnau and Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye In it seems like we must have talked about the life of Bram stoker before. Yeah we have not no we had a whole conversation where you're like I can't believe we haven't done this and I was like, but we did though, no, we definitely on. It has come up i. feel like what's come up more than Bram stoker himself is his estate and his widow not giving people permission. To adapt his work but really, we have not talked about him at all This is a case where once I started have getting into the research after you and I had that discussion I knew we had not talked about it at all because there's part of his story I. One hundred percent would have remembered and have been texting all of my friends about for the last several days. Leading up to this recording. So today, we're going to talk about Bram Stoker. Abraham Stoker was born on November eighth eighteen, forty seven. His parents lived in the tar suburb of Dublin, Ireland his father was also named Abraham Stoker, his mother was Charlotte Matilda. thornely stoker and this is a large family. Bram had two siblings when he was born and the stoker's had another four more children after him and as a child Bram who was still going by Abraham at that age but to separate from his dad will go ahead and go to his adopted name brand was not healthy He was confined to his bed or wherever an adult would carry him for the first seven years of his life. And we don't actually know what the nature of the illness was, and there have been all kinds of theories from it. Possibly having been some sort of a fever to a psychological element being part of it possibly a trauma of some kind. But this is absolutely speculation. We do not know what was up here. Most biographers make the case that this early phase of stoker's life definitely influenced everything that came afterward brass mother told him about the cholera epidemic that she had lived through and specifically people being buried alive his father would tell him family stories including military battles and. Also described plays that he had seen all of this seated stoker's imagination and he had a lot of time alone with his thoughts since he couldn't really get up and go play with his siblings and his peers but despite this early start in this mystery. Stoker made a full recovery. Biographer Barbara. Belford. Who is one of several biographers that wrote about him mentions how very odd it is that stoker never gave any detail of his illness in his writing about himself. This was not a family that was ignorant of medical matters. His uncle William Stoker was the family doctor. He also had three brothers who became doctors, but the truth of those early years seems to have been obscured and lost to time although a lot of scholars of Stoker's work have scoured his writing for clues like anytime he mentioned a child being ill or they like is this a reference to his use? But details regarding the end of his illness are as murky as the illness itself. He would later write quote this early weakness passed away and I grew into a strong boy in time enlarge to the biggest member of my family in eighteen sixty four when stoker was seventeen, he enrolled at Trinity College at the University of Dublin and he may have started life in pretty poor health as a college student. He was actually really athletic he was an accomplished gymnast and a rugby player. He also participated in endurance, race walking he won prizes and five and seven mile walks. He also cut up pretty striking figure. He was six two with red hair and he was popular invited to join both the historical society and the Philosophical Society. He was elected to positions of responsibility in each of them. His time at Trinity overlapped with that of Oscar Wilde. He was younger than stoker. The two of them knew each other and Bram had actually nominated wild for membership of the Philosophical Society. Yeah? That's an interesting overlap It will come up again in just a bit. So. Here's the thing stoker's performance in school did not really hint his legacy while he excelled at sports. He was kind of an average student academically but he was writing essays and papers about things that sparked his interest in his societal participations including one titled Sensationalism, in Fiction and society and the necessity for political honesty. In eighteen seventy, he graduated from trinity later say he graduated with honors in Mathematics? This is untrue. Trinity College actually has a biography of him and they're like we don't know where he got. If you're wondering about it taking six years for him to earn a bachelor's degree. That's because he was also working for all. But the first two years of that schooling stoker took a civil service job at Dublin Castle. Thanks to an assist from his father who also works there as a civil servant until his retirement in eighteen sixty five. So. He was working six and a half days a week while also taking classes. So at that point. Six years passed to me? Yes me as well and it's one of those things where it's almost like this sets the stage for his whole life of just being. Constantly working on a lot of things and making time for more things than any when humans should fit in a day. But after he finished school, he continued in his civil service position although he also continued to be interested in literature in his last year. So school stoker became somewhat obsessed with Walt Whitman and that deep interest in the man and his work continued long after graduation from Trinity in February Eighteen, seventy, two stoker wrote Whitman a two thousand word letter in which he said among other things quote you have shaken off the shackles and your wings are free I have the shackles on my shoulder still but I have no wings Stoker's letter continues on to describe himself in detail. including the sorts of things that a person today might normally share maybe with a therapist. Including how he chose to interact with people as well as the sort of things you might tell a pen pal and then it concluded with quote now I have told you all I know about myself. Stoker didn't actually mail this letter to Whitman though instead he left it in his desk for the next four years intending to make a clean copy to send. This is a level of procrastination. I feel like I can. Experience in my life. I think we all can. There's also the possibility, and again, this is a matter of speculation that some people have theorized that he recognized how sort of raw and familiar this letter was and like, wow, that may have been his true feelings. He was also a little trepidation about actually sharing it like maybe I shouldn't send this to someone right? Maybe I, don't even want to acknowledge that I just wrote all of these things to my literary hero because that's weird we'll talk more about. This whole thing on Friday but after a gathering at which Whitman's work was criticized and rebutted in eighteen, seventy six and we should point out that you know whitman was controversial in his time. There were poems, for example, that part of leaves of grass that were left out of some publications of that work particularly in. There was a lot of discussion about whether his work was appropriate in some cases. But at that gathering stoker provided the defense position of the poet and afterwards, he wrote another letter to Walt Whitman similarly familiar and kind of intimate re talked about having defended him because he thinks he is such a great man and this time he actually mailed it as well as that one that had sat in his desk drawer, all of the intervening time. And Whitman got these letters and replied that he hoped that the two of them would one day meet and he commented on the unconventional manly and affectionate way in which stoker had addressed him. Those are adjectives that I am quoting from Whitman. Regarding Bram Stoker's rating. If if you want to know more about what women in his writing, we have a previous episode on him that I feel like it's been a Saturday classic not that long ago. but it has been long ago enough ago since we recorded it that I have no recollection if it mentions Bram stoker. Anyway. I don't think so because I think I would have remembered. So anyway, Whitman had been particularly delighted and all this by a passage in which stoker called him the quote father brother, and to his soul. Whitman later told a friend that he felt that stoker had actually been writing to himself and kind of working through his own thoughts and that he felt compelled to respond to the young man. Although stoker had hoped Whitman might one day travel to Ireland and they could meet Whitman's health at the time kept that from ever happening, he was not able to travel. But don't give up on that thought this writing these letters to Walt Whitman are the only instances of writing from Stoker's use where he speaks. So openly about himself and his inner world, he tends to kind of keep his private thoughts private for most of the rest of his writing. So they have become a really important part of his history in eighteen seventy six stoker was promoted into the newly created position of inspector of courts of petty. Sessions. And this many added traveled to various municipalities an audit, their small claims, courts, three years into the job. He published a book on this subject called the duties of clerks of petty sessions in Ireland bless him the sounds dull as dirt. I mean, it's literally like going to a court hearing people talk about things in one biography they mentioned like him him sitting in on hearings about things like dog licenses. Neighbors complaining against one another. But meanwhile while working in his civil service job by day and probably finding it a little less than intellectually stimulating stoker started a side hustle in the evenings as a writer on more interesting topics. He I wrote theater reviews he did not get paid for these but he did create a significant change at the Dublin evening meal in working on them up to that. Point. Theatre reviews normally published two days after the show that was being reviewed. So have you into a show on Friday night the review it would appear Sunday but stoker, who again was a very busy bee and pack a lot of work into any day instigated shift. So that next day reviews would run at the paper. So if you saw that Friday show, the review would run on the Saturday. Morning and learning the discipline of writing and doing this on a deadline in him to turn his pen to more creative efforts and he started writing short stories as well. In eighteen seventy two. He had actually already published the first of his short stories that was one called the crystal. Cup But in the late eighteen seventies, he also started editing a fiction magazine in eighteen, seventy, five he. Published a novella over several installments in the periodical, the shamrock that story is called the primrose path and was published under the name. Ace. Stoker Esquire, it unfolds over ten chapters. This is a morality tale about the dangers of alcohol and it tells the story of a carpenter from Dublin who moves to London and becomes an alcoholic which ultimately leads to misery so much misery it's a very dark dark. Story in many ways. In late, eighteen, seventy, six, Bram Stoker wrote a theater review that changed the course of his life and we're going to talk about that after we I pause for a sponsor break. What's it like to drive the Volvo xc ninety plug in Hybrid The thrill of a four hundred horsepower t eight twin engine. The joy of impromptu road traps. And the serenity. Of Electric Power pure ego mode. Visit a DMV Volvo retailer today to experience the xc ninety recharge plugin hybrid for yourself. We. Recently spoke with legitimacy demissie from bank about how women's participation in investing has evolved over the years I'm here with Lulei missy and we're going to talk a little bit about how women's role in participating and investing and investing their own money how that has evolved over the years. Thanks for having me. So can you tell us a little bit about why historically women haven't invested as much as men have? Will you know it's interesting because you can look at it also tracking sort of the right to vote the right of many things at the suffragettes sort of started out that had to be consequently reliance like I. Bet you. It's not until the nineteen sixties. The woman could actually open a bank account right starting to open a credit card was nineteen, seventy four. So it's a recent game for the gender part of it is we've just not been in the club for a long time, and this thing takes practice to do an part of it is also just typically in two person households women have been relegated to really the chief financial officer in the sense that she's the person that's really governing the budgets and the spend not. Really about the investing and so it's really been in the last two plus decades that you see women turning into the investors in the household but there's still a long way to go. We have not been at this been invited not long enough. Do you think that women are still under represented today in terms of investing? Yes. But more than just under represented, it's also the industry is not shaped to truly welcomed them in right. The majority of advisors are still male women are considered to be more cautious as investors. and. So typically baguette relegated to things that are less sort of investing in more high yield savings, kind of vehicles, which is busy wrong with those either. But I think much of it about underrepresentation is also because the industry hasn't been shaped to invite them in what do you think the industry can do to continue to become more welcoming to women as investors great question a few things one is continue to design services and products that are inclusive in the way that they are shape. Typically, you said that women. Are More. Conservative. In their investment outlook, but it's also because they like to do a lot of research. So maybe products and services that lean harder on up front research and understanding before people have to jump in. So I think there's a lot of things we can do in the intent of how design services that not only will benefit women, but just widened the scope of people who can participate. Thank you so much Lulei and thank you to ally invest for being part of the show today. Thanks for having me. To learn more visit ally dot com slash history class. That's A. L. L. Y. dot com, slash history class. As we said before the break in eighteen seventy, six, bram stoker wrote a review. This review is of Henry Irving's performance as hamlet and it was glowing. Bram was already something of a Henry Irving fan he had seen the famous actor on stage for the first time in eighteen sixty seven when he had attended a performance of the rivals in Dublin and he had when he saw that first performance been thinking about a career in acting himself and. Asked her out to dinner as thank you for this this was the start of a long and very close friendship Henry Irving became a pivotal figure in Bram Stoker's life. So it's worth giving his biography a little attention just for context. So Irving was born John Henry broad. Rib. England on February, six, eighteen, thirty eight, and when he was six, his parents moved to Bristol where his father had found a new job. But they left John Henry with an aunt and uncle in. Cornwall. Rather than moving him to a city. He did rejoin his parents a few years later in London at the age of ten he started work as a clerk as a young man but really always wanted to life in the theater. So with financial assistance for a relative, he started purchasing costumes and wigs, and then he bought a role for himself in a local production of Romeo and Juliet the appeared in that as Henry Irving from there he started working with stock companies as a bit performer and was in hundreds of shows touring Great Britain. Yeah. I read one statistic said something like over the course of three years he was in four hundred different roles. So he was doing a lot of very small bit players, kind of acting. Irving really started gaining recognition in the mid eighteen, sixty S, and in eighteen seventy one he became very famous for his appearance in the bells at the LYCEUM theatre. He appeared at the Lyceum as the star of the company for the next years and it was in late eighteen, seventy six that he starred in Hamlet, which was, of course reviewed by Bram Stoker for the Dublin Evening Mail, and after reading that review in the morning irving wanted to have dinner with stoker that. The two men wrote letters to one another for several years and in eighteen seventy, seven irving made a move that really changed Fokkers, life? He purchased the Lyceum Theatre in London and asked stoker to be its manager. Irving would work as the director of the productions, and of course, also star in them, and then stoker would handle the business from tickets to press releases and managing the staff. This was a really big ask Henry Irving was the most famous actor in late nineteenth century England, and he was also known to be intense and demanding and uncompromising and Bram Stoker. Who Adored Irving didn't think twice about it. He Bid Adieu to Ireland and his civil service job to start a new as Henry, Irving's business manager essentially in eighteen, seventy eight, and that's Joh- was not a hobby job. So the two of them can hang out the lyceum was large with a seating capacity of two thousand and it was a social hub for. London society in addition to all the regular business of his position entertaining illustrious patrons of the theater after shows with luxurious dinners thought also fell under stoker's job description. This is a gigantic job for one person. Yes. It is doing this though he met numerous luminaries including Mark Twain Sir, Arthur, CONAN doyle, and Prime Minister Gladstone. This is so much work and. Despite these long hours demanded of this job stoker still found time to write and this was on top of the fact that he was writing several dozen letters day on behalf of Henry Irving. So handling both his business correspondence in his personal correspondence and things like fanmail somehow while doing all of this stoker also got married in eighteen seventy eight to Florence Belgium. Florence was eleven years younger than he was and was. Pretty outgoing whereas he was more shy and reserved her claim to historical fame being the exquisitely pretty girl that Oscar Wilde fell in love with and she didn't apparently tell wild that she had married his friend from Trinity while he was off traveling. Oscar Wilde wrote her a letter that he wished to have a gold cross back that he had given to her because it represented the sweetest time of his youth. She told him, he could come to their home and get it but he thought that would be inappropriate and asked that they meet at her parents home instead and Florence for her part also wanted something back. She wanted all of the letters that she had sent Oscar Wilde when they were corresponding and courting it is unclear if these things were ever exchanged and giving back to each other this whole. Interaction and and this triangle of relationships is often summarized as Florence having the choice to marry either Bram stoker or Oscar, wild about Wilde, Oscar Wilde in his writing to her does seem to have really been hurt by Florence marrying his friend there's no evidence that he was ever suggesting that he should be her husband or that they should get married and wild stoker did remain friends despite this whole thing. Bram and Florence had one child a son named Knoll. That was the first year after they were married maybe in response to finding himself a father in eighteen eighty, one stoker published a book of Children's stories called under the sunset there didn't seem to be a lot of discord in the stoker marriage, but they're also didn't seem to be that much closeness or devotion between them either. Now. They did a lot of stuff separately. stoker was a man who valued efficiency and organization, and he was absolutely excellent at managing irving's every need at the theater and he seemed to put his job and irving ahead of everything else in his life including his own family. For example, the newlyweds stoker's even skipped honeymoon instead Bram and Florence had traveled to Birmingham so bram could work stoker had. told his boss that he was getting married in eighteen, eighty three, the lyceum theatre mounted a tour in North America Stoker managed. All of the logistics was the first of many such tours and stoker collected his experiences and to a travelogue called a glimpse of America that came out in eighteen eighty, six on these travels to the US stoker met two presidents, McKinley and Teddy. Roosevelt and more importantly he was finally able to meet Walt Whitman and at this point, these two writers had been trading letters for years. So there was a pretty easy friendship to their meeting although. Descriptions can make it sound like stoker was initially a little nervous. There was one blemish Tamar. This beautiful occasion though Henry had insisted on going to meet Walt Whitman as well. So stoker felt a little bit cheated of the intimate conversation that he had dreamed of having with his idol. Women noted also that stoker had switched from going by Abraham Stoker Bram stoker and he did not particularly like that shift in name he just didn't think it was very dignified. But overall. It was a really really good meeting and Stoker Declared Walt Whitman to be quote a man amongst men. During the eighteen nineties stoker was still publishing novels including the Waters Mu, and that features star crossed lovers as part of the story. There's also the shoulder of Shasta, which is a romance set in northern California even as these books are being published, he was also working on what would become his masterpiece Dracula while Bram. Stoker was normally a very fast writer. Dracula took far longer than his previous novels. He wrote it over the course of seven years or perhaps even longer but that's how long we know he was working on him while he was touring with her ving and working on other writing projects. We'll talk a little more about some of the research that went into the most famous of Stoker's books after we I take a break for a word from the sponsors that keeps stuff you missed in history class going. The. 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If you look at the notes that stoker compiled as he was assembling his vampiric tale, it becomes really apparent that he was as we mentioned earlier meticulous he had carefully plotted out. Jonathan Harker journey to Transylvania rain using actual train schedules and only using connections that he believed would have actually worked and created a table of all of the correspondence that would appear in the book to ensure that the dates that they posted in the dates that they would arrive in the recipients. Hands was realistic. It also seems as though all of his were running a theater and tours informed the way he constructed narrative. He also was a writer who really believed in research and his work researching what would become the novel Dracula is really deeply associated with the town of Whitby England Amazon. The countries east coast he is said to have visited a library in Whitby to. Look at a specific selection of the special collections title by William Wilkinson, which is an account of the principalities of Laki and Moldavia with various political observations relating to them. It is from this book that he is said to have learned of the name Dracula in relation. Vlad to Peche. Prior to this stoker was planning to name his villainous character count Von peer. Rare book it's an odd thing for stoker to have just known about but a friend he knew from his theater circle Armenia's Vam Berry had told him about the story of the Lucky and count and the book that he could find it in. A very piece of knowledge. It's a very strange thing right I can only imagine him as a library and having someone walk in and be like, Hey, you know that rare book that you don't even tell people you have I would like to see it please. I mean, it's literally that strange Stoker. Then visited the Whitby Museum to work on that route that we mentioned a moment ago for Harker to take including making notes about latitude and longitude and next stoker consulted with the Royal Coast Guard at the nearby harbor and discuss the topic they would figure prominently in the story of Dracula, in eighteen eighty, five ship. Dmitri, had left the port of Narva in Estonia and had run aground near whitby according to the locals only a few members of the crew survived and there was a black dog that emerged from the ship ran off while rescue efforts were underway. The Dmitri had been carrying crates of silver sand that may sound mysterious but silver sand is actually a fine white sand that is commonly used in construction mortar. But if you've read Dracula that might sound familiar but not exactly the way you it stoker borrowed the story of the Dmitri for the novel making the ship the conveyance of Count Dracula from his home country to London. But in the fictional version, the name has changed to the meter, which also invokes the goddess and its associations with the cycle of life and death and Narva changes to Varna Bulgaria as the departure point for the ship. And Stoker's fictionalized version the silver sand remains, but the ship is also filled with crates of Earth from Count Dracula's homeland, and then of course, the Black Hog became an embodiment of the vampire himself. Stoker's research wasn't confined to Whitby continued to consult the library regularly to make notes that would contribute to Dracula once he was back in London but would be very closely associated with the book at this point. Vampire Stories Long Predated Dracula. Vampire like. Entities like all over the world in various mythology and folklore. And fiction but stoker's version of vampirism is really what we've come to know classic Vampire tropes. The vampire being able to shape shift into animals the count suddenly becoming almost crazed with thirst when Harker cuts himself shaving and the vampire and getting to be invited into a home. All that's present here in the nineteen thousand one Icelandic edition of Dracula titled Mocked Chroma which translates to powers of darkness. The preface that Stoker wrote includes insistence that the events related in the Dracula story are true writing. Quote I am quite convinced that there is no doubt whatever the events here described really took place however unbelievable and incomprehensible they might appear at first sight and I am further convinced that they must always remain to some extent incomprehensible although continuing research in psychology and natural sciences, may in years to come give logical explanation of such strange happenings which at present neither scientists nor the secret police Kim understand. I stayed again that this mysterious tragedy which is here described is completely true in all its external respects though naturally I have reached a different conclusion on certain points than those involved in the story but the events are incontrovertible and so many people know of them that they cannot be nine. So this has led to all kinds of speculation since it came out about whether stoker was referencing Jack The ripper here. The Icelandic version of the book is different from the originally published version though having been abridged. When it was translated back into English and twenty fourteen, it became really apparent that the original translator of Stoker's work into Icelandic Vladimir Asmundsson had reworked the plot significantly and created a very different story. I remember when the English speaking world found out about this. Yeah, it's actually really good if anybody wants to seek it out I think right now as we record this in October twenty, twenty If you have an Amazon prime account I think you can download the kindle version for free and audible has the audio version available as a Freebie and it's really quite delightful and if you are a person who loves Dracula, it's very interesting because there are characters you have never seen before in the story. Events play out very differently. Something's are condensed. Something's gone completely and it's just a new way to experience this piece of lower. Yeah. I also feel like I should just clarify that most people in Iceland also speak English. When I say the English speaking world I mean like. Places like the United States and Britain yes. When Dracula was originally published in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seven it was really well received, but it really didn't hit the global long reaching popularity would eventually achieve. It was kind of like you know if you see a movie and it's like a great movie that year. But you don't think like Oh this is going to launch a kajillions things Stoker's mother Charlotte is said to have quite liked it and actually believed it would be a huge success and and be one of the things for which her son would be remembered. Publishers in the United, states were not initially interested in this story. So Stoker actually purchased the US copyright for himself. The first American edition of the book appeared in eighteen ninety, nine analysis of the text alongside Stoker's life story has sometimes led people to believe that Dracula as a character is based at least partially on Henry Irving and his demanding nature. Also, possible that rather than modelling it on irving stoker was kind of thinking about how irving could play the count in a stage version of the story. But actually did not work out. Stoker had arranged a reading of the Dracula story in Play Forum at the theater before the novel came out. Irving declared it dreadful the fool At this point in time, the LYCEUM was faltering the play's that they staged not doing as well as they once had and stoker at thought that Dracula might be an opportunity to regain some interest in financial footing for the business serving would not have it. And then the theatre had a fire The building was not destroyed, but they lost a lot of their stock props and scenery. It was expensive messy as all of these problems piled up and the LYCEUM had to enter into receivership so that its assets could be liquidated to cover its debts. The productions continued although in less grand stagings than the theatre had once seem. Henry Irving gave his last performance in October nineteen o five. He died that night just after returning to his hotel stoker got there soon after his friend had collapsed, but it was too late to save his life after Irving's death bram stoker wrote about his own life and his long business partnership and friendship with Irving in a two volume book titled Personal Reminiscences of Henry. Irving. This was stoker's most popular work in his lifetime although this was not some scandalous reveal of the man behind the public face bram stoker wrote of Irving in the most positive adulation soaked way imaginable at this point. Was Without the job that had required all of his attention for so many years, and so he turned to writing full time from nineteen five to nineteen eleven. He published several short stories and novels in addition to his irving memoir. Last of these was the layer of the white worm very strange tale with a lot going on in terms of plot threads including story about Mongooses. Yeah. There's a whole lot going on in that. Some of it Berry outdated in terms of how different people to the world are perceived. In his last year stoker found himself financially strapped. He did some more theatre management to make ends meet but primarily, he continued to focus on Writing Dracula of continued to be popular enough to earn some royalties and stoker also wrote a bit as a journalist for the daily chronicle profiling notable figures of the day. He also did something that seems a little bit odd which is he took up the flag of censorship as in he was pro censorship he advocated for banning inappropriate books and writing that quote a close analysis will show that the only emotions which in the long run harm are those arising from sex impulses. During that time, his health also declined he had a series of strokes starting in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six, and in nineteen ten he had what he described as a breakdown from overwork that wasn't. A petition for a grant from the Royal Literary Fund and Nineteen Eleven continually dwindling finances led brand florence to move into a more modest apartment left the one that had been their home in London for more than three decades. Bram stoker died at the age of sixty four in nineteen twelve. That was the same week that the titanic sank in the days leading up to his passing. He had like all of London Ben Transfixed by the story of the ship's demise in the investigation that was soon to begin. Even in death stoker left something of a mystery, there are three causes of death listed. They are kidney disease exhaustion, and locomotor attacks, Zia so that last one locomotor attacks yet was generally used as a synonym for tertiary syphilis and that of course has led to all kinds of speculation about various usually salacious ways that he could have contracted syphilis but looking at all of his symptoms and his behavior leading up to his death that doesn't really add up. It's possible that he was misdiagnosed. Effects of the strokes he'd had, but we will not ever really knew. Yeah, I have read. Some biographer like we're not even sure why the Coroner put multiple causes of death when just saying kidney disease would've covered it But. This fascination with the possibility that stoker could have had syphilis is really part of a much bigger speculation that has gone on for a century about the author sexuality. and He seems in so many ways to be a tangle of repression and confusion regarding sexuality and desire in his writing with so much erotic content that it sometimes seems. He doesn't even realize he is including there are multitudes of papers analyzing the sexuality of Dracula and the disdain for the Victorian new woman that is present in a lot of stoker's work, his obsession with figures like Whitman and Irving and his friendship with Oscar Wilde who he saw go through the trial that. You know kind of ruined Oscar Wilde's life have naturally led to speculation about an attraction to men that he may never have truly recognized. But this like his childhood infirmity and his cause of death can never be conclusively known. What we do know though is that Dracula has never been out of print. It has been adapted into films and musicals and ballet and is inspired innumerable other vampire stories and it also just continues to do so. O'Brien STOKER'S DRACULA. We can talk more about it in the behind the scenes. Yes, he so. Fascinating and complex, and I really did not know all of that Walt Whitman stuff to the degree played. Well, I took a second while we were kind of in our in a in a sponsor break movements. To, see at I. Don't think we mentioned any connection to Bram Stoker in the Walt Whitman episode. Yeah. I don't think so I Yeah I want to Rewatch, all of the Dracula now. And think about him in this way. I. Don't have regular listener mail. I have an illustrative tale. I'm eager for this Well, it's just one of those things where It's kind of a peek behind how this works and you mentioning that you looked up in the Walt Whitman episode whether we mentioned Bram Stoker kind of plays into it This is a I got a facebook message from our listener and our friend Maria who I met through the podcast and have you know exchanged notes with back and forth we met her also at one of our live shows and she mentioned that she was doing a paper on pandemics and she had found. In older episode stuff, you missed in history class that talked about the black plague and she thought there had been more recent one with the two of us but couldn't find it in a gave me a moment where I was like I have to look this up because I don't remember and it is one of those things that I feel like comes up often and we've talked about it a little before. But I I always liked to illustrate it literally just the same as we relate, did we do a brand stoker episode there are moments where. The black death and things like plague in particular and Bram stoker is another good example and what women because he comes up in many things where it's really hard to remember what we have and have not done as a full episode particularly when that topic comes up in many other episodes is sort of a secondary piece of the story. So it, it always cracks me up a little bit because people will often be like you did an episode on this and we're like, no, we didn't, and sometimes we will realize that what has happened is that they have stitched together what they thought was a longer episode in their head. Sometimes, it is people confusing our show for other shows. Yeah and I'm not making fun of anybody because I have absolutely done this before where I've been like I remember hearing this on an episode of ninety nine percent invisible and it was like actually on criminal or something like it was. Their shows are very dissimilar. I. Don't know how I don't think that's a real example from my actual life, but we have. People email us and say, Hey, I just I'm trying to find episode you all did and I can't find it anywhere and I'm like. That was not us I'm really sorry. Yeah. It's just a an interesting illustrative example of how sometimes we don't even know for sure. We literally have to go back to an index that Tracy put together a while back where we were changing. Over the way our website worked yeah, and she just gathered all of our Meta data into a big document. Especially when you go back to shows that we're before you and I hosted idea, I have a lot of gaps in my knowledge of that even though I we try to keep track of it and look at it periodically but it is an interesting thing and I feel like it's a good illustrative example of what has often come up in the show. I feel like it's come a lot lately of cases like Bram Stoker where He missed remembers things about his past. And they're oftentimes it came up to in the Elaine Levinsky episode. People will report even their own biographies incorrectly, and sometimes in some cases, the initial response is to presume. A sort of nefarious level that they're lying or covering something up, but it's also. Worth, noting that people have faulty memories. As, often, also what ACLU's historical records said even when you're talking to someone. Fairly. Recently, after an event has taken place, they will related events incorrectly just just a little point of reference for everyone as we all talk about history Moma time to remember personal personal accounts are great. and sometimes like the the most primary Sir she can get but also to remember that they are not remembering necessary right? Right. And one day someone will. Be like holly and Tracy remembered stuff incorrectly and we'll be like that is correct. Yeah. Definitely. Remembered it incorrectly all the time. 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Behind the Scenes Minis: Stoker and

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Behind the Scenes Minis: Stoker and

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Welcome to stuff you missed in history class a production of iheartradio. Hello and happy Friday I'm holly. And I'm Tracy. Wilson. This week we talked about Bram Stoker. Finally we did and thought we had done it before which we didn't before we did not because let me tell you I sure would have remembered that wall whitman stuff. Yeah. It's pretty great. I is. Is there. Like a compilation of these letters like are the letters. Is defined read because I'm fascinated I, found excerpts of them printed in various books. Different authors have used different ones, but I one to include there is literally part of me. That was like can piece together all of these letters and maybe this episode is just a staged reading of his strange letter and then we'll do a top and a tail on it but that seemed weird I love this idea I want to read a little bit of one. So you understand how sort of odd they were because he did go on and on about how Amazing Walt Whitman was but then like at one point he includes the following passage. I am six feet, two inches high and twelve stone wait naked and used to be forty one or forty two inches around the chest. I am ugly but strong and determined and have a large bump over my eyebrows. I, have a heavy jaw and a big mouth and thick lips. Sensitive nostrils a snub nose and straight hair. This is odd to include in a letter new my opinion and I here's the thing. I. Don't it's funny to me but I also don't WanNa make fun of it because there is an earnestness to it an openness that is kind of refreshing. It's very stream of consciousness. It's just so arresting intone. To have someone speak of himself this way it it's very. I don't know it's a strange thing and it's it's one of those things that a lot of people use as analysis when they talk about whether or not. They believe that he was possibly a latent homosexual or not. That gets into such a tricky area because I feel like I completely understand the desire for representations in to identify people in the Lgbtq a spectrum throughout history to recognize that they have always been part of the world and and part of the things we talk about and but in the case of Bram Stoker, I always feel a little odd about it only because I feel like he didn't know. What was going on with himself? So it it always feels a little bit. This is not what it is but in my heart, the thing that makes me trepidation about it is it almost feels like when you label a child is like. Gifted or you know what I mean, and then the kid doesn't have any say. But that label gets put on them and becomes part of their identity that they have to live up to or or reckon with in Bram Stoker's case it really does seem like he was not coping with a lot of things going on. Subconscious. So there's also a difference between interpreting someone's written body of work and like having things they wrote about their own internal life, right? There's two different things. Yes and people can definitely read work income to profoundly different conclusions than the author intended then when they wrote something like that. Oh. Yeah. So like that that's one of the ways that it gets tricky when somebody's. When somebody doesn't have a lot of introspection. Left behind ray or read well and I think, and that is to say I I. Absolutely. Don't WANNA sound like I am denouncing anybody who looks at Stoker's work with the critical lands of if this is you know in some ways informed by his sexual orientation being one way or the other, and then kind of looking at the text and what that could mean in that way. Sure. It's just the I always feel a little bit strange when people make declarative statements and go he was this guy he might have been, but even he didn't know. Well it also one of the things that's really important to like. Not Assign people, identities that they they did not have access to in their own lives like that gets really tricky Oh yeah. It comes up on the show all the time. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know why I have like the almost motherly thing with Bram stoker where I'm like, no no, he didn't. He didn't know. He's like this giant man. I'M THE SUBJECT OF DRACULA I HAVE A SIMILAR RESPONSE TO DRACULA. As I do to the work of HP lovecraft. In general well I, enjoy adaptations of the thing quite a lot and much more than I enjoy reading the thing directly and a big reason for that with Dracula specifically is that Bram stoker would do this thing. He would just have these extended passages that were like a common person in quotation marks speaking in some kind of accented dialect he loves. Series much and for me, personally, it is painful to try to read it. Like in some cases, it's barely comprehensible and I remember I read Dracula I'm actually read it in two different classes in college but for sure one class in college and I just remember slogging through these passages that were like sort of how bram stoker thought this like you know uneducated dockworker talked and I was just like I cannot deal with wires. That is one hundred percent valid. A one for one comparison to lovecraft. But just the fact of like enjoying adaptations more than enjoying reading the thing itself is this still true. Now have you read any of the the supplemental work that his I believe it is his great grand nephew Dacre Stoker. Has Written I. Don't think so he has written some stuff in recent years. That's like some sequel action. And some other supplemental stuff. The actual text of Dracula is also a whole other thing that can be discussed in terms of its own history and what got edited out versus got included again versus republished in a slightly different way. There is The original version and I I haven't done a comparative analysis on any of this but I was reading something that talked about how in the original version despite. Stoker having been so meticulous about these timetables, their timelines that don't add up and that may have been an editor kind of being like, no, no no but not, and then in subsequent versions where it was re edited, and perhaps some of the added back in it makes a little more sense on the time line But I like I said I haven't done a comparative on that, but it's an interesting thing to consider as well as that whole madness with the Icelandic. Powers of darkness is a very enjoyable thing and great for this time of year. So yes, sir the other thing I wanted to mention that is interesting about him. That doesn't get talked about a lot and I didn't go very far down this particular rabbit hole is that as he and his siblings aged his mother Charlotte woj ahead of the suffrage movement kind of became a women's rights activists now which is pretty interesting. The kids she had mostly like home-schooled the kids up until they got to a certain point. And was clearly really really interested in in making sure that you know they were not a super wealthy family they got by and they were fine. But even with her daughter, she was like education is more important than dowry like I. Value yes. She's very interesting and I would love for somebody to do a really deep dig in on her and and do like Barry Lengthy annotated biography I don't know that it will ever happen. Maybe it exists and I just never found it possible. That is our Bram stoker discussion for the week and hopefully was fun addition to the October. Laura that we tend to cover. This week, we have an interview that I did with Dr Catherine Sharp Landeck, which was so long in the works. I alluded to this a little bit in the episode way way back when she came onto the show to talk about the women, Airforce Service pilots, which that is still in the archive. We are not bringing it back as a Saturday classic this month because it's October and I feel like we're just we're doubling down on the Act Tober a little bit this year for the most part. Because I, know for a lot of people. That's their favorite episodes of the year not just holly definitely hollies favorite episodes of the year but every October, we get so many emails from people like I love the October episode so much that like we're we're focusing the Saturdays on Halloween stuff to. you can definitely go find those women airforce for service pilots interviews in the Archive. They are still there but yes, she had mentioned Jackie Cochran shortly after that I was really reluctant because was just afraid it was going to cover too much territory that had already been covered number one. In the earlier episode, the Jackie Cochran appears in she's not in there for that long. It's not that much about her at all. But then number two she was just such a character in so many ways. I. Don't think this came in the interview, but there are accounts of. Some of the people who were flying with the Wasp and they would be at the airfield training and this car would drive up. And Jackie, Cochran, would step out of it just looking so glamorous and like she was in a uniform but still somehow looking so incredibly glamorous. Is I was captivated by her whole story with all of that. The the listener mail that you read in that episode about Santa Nece made me laugh and I didn't want to derail the episode but. We haven't done the last several years but I used to every father's Day my dad and I would go deep sea fishing. and. I have talked about my dad before he's a very no nonsense man and his rule I have mercifully never gotten seasick on one of those trips even though things have gotten dicey for people on board. But the thing that my dad will always say is I don't care if you puke puke off the side. because. If you puke in the back, it's churned up in the wake and then you. You, It just makes me laugh so much thinking about it Yeah. I don't I've never been on a cruise. So I want to go on one just to see if I get seasick or not. Well, we were GONNA but it got cancelled because. is my grandfather on my mom's side who is sadly no longer with us, loved to deep sea fish. So much. But he also had such terrible seasickness that he would literally said his line and then just lie there on the. Until until he needed to do something to attend to it. You really can I love deep sea fishing for me. It's kind of one of the few times you will ever ever see me truly relax Oh. Really. Yeah. Has One I mean I, like being on the water but to so when we go, you know it's a little charter boat and it's like there's no Internet. No, one can email me or call me no yeah. No connection to anything. So all you can do is just hang out. Yeah and it's like my brain just goes all right. I got no recourse. I May as well. Just. Out So on the when I have been on cruises? Cruise ship, you can get an internet packaged usually pretty expensive and very, very slow Internet. and. The first one that I ever went on I paid for an Internet package to be able to check in with work and that I don't know what nothing I was doing was that important? And it took me so long to connect any every time I try to check in with work that I was like I wasted too much of this trip. So it's like I'm not going to do it that way anymore. and. There were a couple of them where I really did totally disconnect. Who knew how contact the ship in case of an actual emergency but I was not having any kind of email or anything like that while I was there and it was really nice to just be like people cannot get to me right now and I'm going to not think about this at all and then the most recent cruise that I took was the opposite of that. As a pandemic was declared in the middle of it and. I was like well, I'm just GONNA so much for relaxing. Yeah I had gotten a cell phone package from my my cell phone provider I gotten a package for use on the cruise ships so that our pet-sitter could update us every day. And I was like well, I'm going to use all of these minutes finding out what's happening with this pandemic and being worried about whether we're going to be able to disembark from this ship which we were indeed able to do. Anyway we had. We talked about that whole story on that whole earlier episode where we talked about the fact that we're living through a pandemic still it's October that was in March. I'm only laughing because. I don't know what else to do. Your. Folks who have emailed us recently have asked whether we are still doing. Okay. You're still doing. Okay. You and I are both very fortunate to be able to do our jobs from home and have minimal contact with other people still, and like I have the double fortunate in having already been set up to do that before we even. Had To. So. we hope our listeners doing as well as possible. Yes indeed. So, if you would like to email us about the Sunni there podcasts for history podcast, iheartradio, dot com rollover social media at the history. Find Our facebook twitter instagram you can subscribe our show on apple podcast iheartradio APP at anywhere else get your podcast. 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The Critic: Part 1 - The Little Ones Fit Best Down The Chimney

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The Critic: Part 1 - The Little Ones Fit Best Down The Chimney

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There's everybody doing. Mixed up? Yes. Yes. How are you? I? Know you're so you've been working a lot to the and sore I'm tired I'm ready for bed me too but not even eight o'clock in no, it is a thirty. Oh, it is. Yes I have been working. Three days straight on this fucking thing. So we're going to get it done I I'm. Staying away. Judd. Professional, radio. Hopefully you don't catch that look. Oh I. I caught it. Copy catch the yawns yet. Oh Yeah. No I'm sure I will but it's okay. So It's a spooky Halloween season deafening. So it's only fitting that we do is spooky Halloween series. Now, we were supposed to do different series. And our doing this one. And who you're supposed to cover, we will do at a later time. I don't know if we'll wait I'll wait till next Halloween to do them. But we will do him. We will do that story eventually but you already. It's a him. Yeah it's a him. He's yeah. Yeah. Sure. That's my son of A. Anyway The subject of this, the re part Halloween series nine kind Kinda fucked it up by switching to Mondays when this comes out and. This last upset of this will come out the Monday. After Halloween, we will state on Saturdays came out on Halloween. The more likely most people are going to be listening to podcasts on Monday on the way the work anyway. So it's fine. The subject of this three parts Halloween series was an Irish horror author that wasn't right in his seminal masterpiece until very late in his life. Life that started and ended the same way. Sickly. You go onto fight through an epidemic famine, a mysterious illness, and he would go on to create quite possibly the most famous horror monster to ever grace page stage or screen. He was a large burly bearded man. I could beat you in a foot race in drop to the ground on the rugby field. The cover quite understand why people found it. So hard to accept that someone had the body of a man but the heart of a child, the mind of a woman, this is a series as fairy tales the occult, the theater. A Zombie like hord drownings murder, and at some point, a few books will be written. Stuff I just talked about. None of that's in the books. real-life. Some of those books that he will write will include the snake's pass. Why Lady of the Shroud Mystery of the sea? The duties of clerk of petty sessions in Ireland. Ladies and gentlemen we give to you. The man who wrote Dracula. Ram? Stoker. Know Stephanie an what are you know about Brown? Stoker. That he wrote Dracula and Lady of the shout I completely forgot that he wrote that well, he wrote a bunch of different. Couple couple of. Romance novels to a bunch of different horror novels that actually get made into movies and comic book stuff like that that I think people forget about. But yes, everybody knows about Dracula question is you know anything about his life because I don't think most people do now I know absolutely nothing. I know nothing Jon snow. Well you're GONNA find out. The stumps up some stuff about him I knew I learned it from reading another book American vamp. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Ramp Stoker's actually in that book and I learned a few things about him. In that book I haven't read it yet not not the fictitional thing about killing vampires but actually stop that was in life that's in the book So our main reference for the series is Abraham Lincoln Vampire noticed. Something in the blood the untold story of Bram Stoker. The man who wrote Dracula, by David J Scott. Will get into how I feel about this book and why I feel the way I do about this book. Near the end or maybe of of maybe next episode because I don't want to start going off one of the things I don't think about it And give stuff away. But we'll get into how I feel about that particular book in A. Lot of stuff about Bram stoker. You are going to learn about Brown Stalker in this series. I just. Wish, I could have got the recorder. Now Abraham Stoker Junior was born November eighth eighteen forty seven and clutter TRAF-. A seaside. Parish. Of. Dublin Ireland. Clan Trough. A weird fucking name. But. A lot of Irish cities have. Weird. Yes. He was the third child and second son to Abraham Coats Stoker Junior and Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley Stoker. Same Year Thomas Edison and Alexsandr Graham born Graham born Graham Bell were born also the same year that the brought is brought brought Tei protect the Bronte sisters published Jane Eyre and worthing, Heights. lathering heights. Now I said he said worthing heights loves spell the you. Wondering Heights and it's W. It's w. you are was as were. The silent. Whether he night. Okay. Weathering Heights I apologize. Jane. Eyre and weathering heights, which would both go on to influence brand two lasers riding. Along, with the penny dreadful series Varney, the vampire or feasts of blood by James Malcolm Rymer there's GonNa. Be a few words in here that you're going to have the correct me on. Just an NCAA Shin because there's A lot of like old English, Irish, some Franch stuff like that saw I'm sure you're probably GonNa be correcting me Guatemalan French I have no idea. Oh good. So I can just say bullshit not. Yet awesome. Okay now let's get to know the family real quick at because his family's. especially mom. It's fitting for the Halloween series. We don't know a ton about ABE senior We know he's born march twelfth seventeen, ninety nine Dublin Ireland the youngest of six children to William Stoker born seventeen, fifty five and and eighteen, twenty, seven and Frances Smith seventeen sixty to eighteen fifty one who were married at Saint Andrews parish in April of seventeen eighty Iran stoker senior actually worked in a castle. Dublin castle the seat of Government Administration where he was career civil servant. And that's pretty much all we know. Now Charlotte. On the other hand, we know a little bit more about. We know she was born June twenty eighth eighteen eighty and sly go Ireland. She grew up in a piously Protestant family of comfortable though certainly, not luxurious means in sly go and the north west of Ireland. She was an avid hater of Catholics. To reach fair. Charlotte Stoker was a practical no nonsense woman who nonetheless had a countervailing and lifelong weakness for things irrational fantastic and macab. Sligo is one of Ireland's richest repositories of Celtic folklore and Charlotte partook of vibrant of the vibrant oral tradition Charlotte claim to have personally heard the whale of the beans shade. Or banshee. I'm sure I'm pronouncing the first part right the way the Irish pronounce it. But you know a banshee. The. ghostly Irish Harbinger of morality heralding her own mother's death. Her. Young life was marked by tragedy of she was born in the wake of a famine which repeated with greater severity when she was four years old in eighteen thirty to the age of fourteen or thirteen. She lived through a truly horrific cholera epidemic that killed more than half the population of Sligo Charlotte. Knew how to tell a tale and the are you okay something to split my nose Charlotte knew at a telltale and the written version rom would convince her in the early eighteen seventies to finally write about her experience during the epidemic. The written version of the chilling oral accounts she gave to her children including included the Italicized inflections she must have given it Moakley building suspense quote. But gradually, the tear grew on us by time we heard of it near and near it was in France who's in Germany? It was in England and with wild fright began to hear whispers pass. It was Ireland. Sly goes one of the worst affected areas. Charlotte's later reading. Poe's tale of live burial. Would no doubt have triggered memories of a specific victim quote one I vividly remember a poor traveler was taken ill on the roadside some miles out of town and how did those Samaritans tend to him? They dug a pit and with long Poles, pushed him in living into it and covered him up alive. But. God's hand is not to be the state and severely like Sodom, did our city pay for such crimes in total five eighths of sly goes citizens would perish. Premature Baby. or its threat especially haunted her. She recollected to incidence of souls who narrowly escaped the fate one was a woman whose husband recognized her red neckerchiefs. She had already been piled over with corpses of a mass grave say just imagine you're walking you walk past people getting ready to be thrown a mass grave and you look over and you see your spouse something that belongs to your spouse Kinda sticking out of their all that saves them from being buried. Alive is the fact that. You saw before they were thrown into the grave. He that would break my shit out while another even more gruesome was a man who awoke from death like Stupor. Only want undertaker's attempted to break his legs to fit him into an undersized coffin. I'm going to have. All the Thornley including Charlotte took a daily morning dose of Ginger thickened whiskey. And she believed the nostrum was largely responsible for her family survival of the height of the denic, the entire Thornley family fled sly go. Try saying that five times fast sly goes like. More we family fled sligo. Only families led sligo. We gotTA. Do. Five. Times faster. And narrowly escaped death not from the disease. The from the wrath of the mob outside of donal. who dragged them from their carriage determined to burn the cholera people. In a fiery exercises atop their own luggage. Yard over there. Yes. Kind of freaky. But the final breaking point for them was probably one of the light one of the last desperate days of the epidemic. The entire Thornley family was under siege by a Zombie like horde of cholera victims trying to breach their home. Or you're GONNA WATCH THE WALKING DEAD AGAIN Yeah probably as the story goes and it is a story, a hand came shooting fourth through the window to peel away at the boards that would keeping the infected out. Charlotte grabbed an axe or it was handed to her. And quickly remove the hand or arm from the assailant's body. The man fell to the ground, and since most mobs don't carry emergency turn it gets with them. He bled to death We're not certain if he fell into the house or to the street an eighteen, forty four. Charlotte and Abraham Would Mary Charlotte Twenty six eight forty five she would be almost constantly pregnant for the next decade. William Thornley born in eighteen, forty five and known asked Thornley who was born at the very beginning of a horrible potato crop failure. Charlotte Matilda born eighteen forty six known as Matilda Abraham Junior and forty seven Thomas in eighteen forty, nine, Richard Eighteen, fifty, one, Margaret and eighteen, fifty, three and George in eighteen fifty. They got busy and a man that old pumping out that many kids. Lasana the fact that that's the part that you're you have something to say about and not the Zombie like cord that she chops a man's arm off because that could just be a story that she's telling her kids and it could could have been exaggerated. We don't know US ability if it's actually real but still. I. Think it's still pretty fucking awesome because they said she she was able to tale to tell tale a tale and. She could just be like Dad's telling tales to their kids nowadays, possibility everything was exaggerated. I suppose cool-store as it is a cool story. Now by the time, she was pregnant with Brom. The effects of the potato famine were being fully felt through island starving and a victim tenant farmers flooded into the city slums and work houses and with them dysentery famine, fever, and typhus. This was a time before commercialized baby food production pasteurization and young children. Utrition was still a ways away from being understood many children died in the first year even the first few months living through the epidemic herself as a child may have prepared her for one of the one that would come just days before days before Brown's birth compounded with the already ongoing famine about a million Irish died in the outbreak that started in eighteen, forty seven. Now in Ireland time especially in smaller villages and cities, crowded cemeteries, 'cause noxious smells that may have led to many health issues in the area people believe that the city was overrun with spirits because. Graves would be open. Spirits would come out. Now is there was no proven connection between huge formation in any outbreak of disease still subject that would need to be that we would need to be discussed. As we get into the problems brom would have to overcome early in his life a mysterious illness that had never had a concrete answer. Early in Childhood Brown. Came Down with US mysterious illness that made it impossible for him to walk the precise onset of Bram Stoker's debilitating illness is not recorded, but his baptism was delayed nearly seven weeks until December thirtieth and then conducted at the Protestant. Church of Saint John the Baptist which still stands in contrast as a picturesque ruin. Rahm never contract cholera famine fever or any other disease or condition such as a spinal injury that might medically account for his inability to walk. Rheumatic fever weakens the heart. Making his later exemplary health and athleticism problematic at best there are some that say he was Mabley. Mabley maybe these mabley maybe it's made. Some say that it was maybe sexual abuse as a child which causes paralysis in his a B at a mental or physical condition. They claim that there could have been a link between a vagina vampires open bloody mouth that he carried on into adulthood. I don't personally believe this. There's no real evidence to support it and everything points to observe senior and Charlotte being loving caring parents least for the time maybe a little overbearing. The possibility that Brahms paralysis was induced by drugs like opium is not as outlandish as it might I sound Charlotte's true believer experience with Whiskey base nostrums during the cholera plague would have predisposed her for stronger medicine during the far more cataclysmic famine. By the mid nineteenth century, the administration of Laudanum, a mixture of alcohol and opium saw one of the drugs that we heard about it and the Walston graph. It was given to children even infants as a cure-all or prevent all was frightened common. The homespun concoctions of the Thornley family in eighteen thirty two had by the eighteen forties been replaced by wildly popular commercial laudanum preparation such as Godfrey's cordial infants preservative and Mrs Wilkinson Soothing Syrup. Some advertisements could carry reassuring endorsements from Queen Victoria. Bloodletting was also a common treatment for unknown Elvis's at the time and because BROM WOULD CALL DRACULA FILTHY LEACH? One could assume that at some point in his early life he was possibly subjects he medical each is being put on his body at ailment that will last for seven long years. In Brahms Childhood. You imagine that seven years of not being able to walk it's. Heard while you're a kid. When you're an adult of your fucking kid. Now, the years of Bram Stoker's childhood were filled with oral accounts of horrors attending the famine most poignant and tragic were the now legendary tales of the coffin ships which carried typhus and cholera along desperate immigrants headed for. North America. He would incorporate we'll incorporate the log of a doom ship into Dracula in which a literal coffin ship would return to. British. Shores doomed not by famine are plague, but by the bloodthirsty demon himself. He like most boys at the time was would be dressed like a girl. Until a certain age. And dresses and petticoats and long ringlets of hair down to their shoulders. Boys at this time would stay dressed this way until they hit a certain age usually about seven, the practice continued far beyond any practical utility toilet training, for example. Maintaining boys a sexually undifferentiated or aggressively feminist state until reaching into shorts or trousers was a curious long lived and still remarkably underexplored historical custom. The breaching signified the transference of a child from the mothers domestic realm to the bothers beasley world domain. Many mothers including Charlotte more than likely held off on transferring for as long as possible. RAHM was still dressed this way even though he was stuck immobilized. What does a boy think about a mobilized for years? Kind of fragile. Feminine. Dahl quote. I was naturally thoughtful and the Leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind a healthy child. It'd be expected to engage in normal play, but in case. Yet have been helpless passive observer of normal abled body children and adults all of them costumed. As females separates father. Among, the imagine fruits of Brahms Stroke Stoker's peculiar. Your early years may been a lifelong fascination with gender instability and ambiguity Charlotte's forceful personality also raised questions about her own influence on Bra. Early perception of sex roles and about who actually wore trousers and the stoker household. Although, the word Manish is not used in any family reference is clear that Charlotte was not typical Victorian mother she was outspoken on public issues and manner more typical men. Had dominating influence in her family. Nearly. Two decades younger and more vigorous than her spouse Charlotte is described by stoker editor and critic Clive Leatherdale as quote, a handsome strong minded woman. If she could see not mission in her husband was determined to invest in her sons. Abraham Stoker. Senior would be warmly remembered by family members but not for forceful personality or rising career Jebron the first of his family to break above the artists and class Abraham settled into a decade of career complacency as a junior clerk at Dublin castle between Eighteen Fifteen and eight, hundred, thirty seven when he finally became an assistant clerk and only applied for the position of senior clerk in eighteen, fifty, three, twelve years before his retirement. He wasn't what you would say are call a go getter. Boy had no ambition not the only reason he moved up the ranks the way he did was because Charlotte made him is up to him. He would have just stayed where that to begin with. Now I state that the stoker's moved many times during childhood and afterwards, and always almost always because of financial reasons there too many to really note, and the importance of the moves doesn't seem to really be overreaching and Brahms live. So just keep in mind that while he's Dolan through his illness and afterwards, the family is moving every couple of years. So sad lemon one blaze and you look it up and he's loving somewhere else. Yeah. 'cause they moved constantly and it was all because. Of. Money Really. I wonder who had the spending issue mom or dad wasn't so much a spending issue of the money coming in issue he was just a civil servant. They didn't have that much money and they had to take care of all these kids and Brahm couldn't get up and work 'cause job labor laws Baghdad so. He couldn't contribute. I guess that. makes. Sense. Above, all Charlotte believed passionately in the power and importance of language and literacy. A man's mind without language she wrote quote is a perfect. He recognizes no well, but his own natural impulses he is alone in the midst of his fellow man, an outcast from society and its pleasures a man outward appearance in reality reduced the level of brute creation. Charlotte believe that men should be well read an Abraham loved to collect books. One can assume that reading and storytelling was a large part of Brahms early years. His first exposure to human to a human turning into a bat would have been in the story of Oswald in the night wander but he probably would most mostly read the Bible and macab fairytales. RAHM loved. Fairy Tales. To. into old age loved fairy tales me who doesn't love fairy tales while you gotta think this this isn't the Disney very del visa are the fucked up fairytale that Disney pulled other ship proud I know I who well If you don't love the fucked up version the original fucked up. Fairytales the true ones then there's something wrong with you. Now these these fairy tales he loved them so much that they would be a huge pole for him in writing later in his life when he would look for inspiration. Titles like the Royal Fairy Tales. The hybrid into tales legend of the ferries. Tales of mother goose and of course brothers, Grimm. But what he would come to really love. possibly. Most of all. Was the the. Specifically the Christmas pantomime. Let's type of pantomime was a theatrical entertainment mainly for children that involves music topical jokes, slapstick comedy, and based on a fairy tale or nursery story. When I first read Pantomime I'm thinking You know. White phase with the black on the fate pantomine striped shirt trapped inside a box, the different him on. The Christmas. Tanto was a no way a religious and it didn't utilize even secular Christmas Christmas themes but did coincide with the holiday calendar and usually ran well into January Abraham senior loved the stage and theater and what have been the one to take young Brown and his siblings to introduce them to this new world quote. Going to its first pantomime is the greatest event in the life of a child. It is to a great awakening from a long dream. All the rest of life must have been nothing but a one continued sleeping vision. And this is the real world it which the dawning imagination has sought and found a home to suit itself. Of course, he fell in love with theater will not everybody does. But he really I mean really does like core fall in love of theater. Now even though Brom had a vivid imagination knew he wanted alive somehow interwoven into the his parents had more practical plans. Aside from the fairy tales, he would spend his young years preparing for the entrance exams for Trinity College Dublin, the Sole Constituent College of the University of Dublin sometimes type shit out. It changes letters on me. I fucking can't stand one another side, the real remember what I wrote. So now, we jump forward the browns teenage years unless you want to hear more about him just laying there and I will move. Nothing. Okay. Admission to Trinity College in Eighteen Sixties would require passing an entrance exam that almost no sixteen year old today would be able to manage to pass including Zams and Latin and English composition arithmetic. Algebra. The first four rules and fractions English history modern geography and any to Greek and to Latin books of their own selection from a list including in Greek, the gospel of Saint Luke and Saint John the Elliott. European. Or estes. Mamie close. I'd have to look at it. So far. Sophocles And tone. I guess and Tony Romo Plato's apology US Soccer Socrates. Zena Phones Omnibus and Latin virgils Anne had. Owed satires. And Epistles of Horace Apostles of Horace. Is Not. Spelled. Apostles spelled with an I not know spoke diesels. Porous. And spent horace. Everybody just needs to learn Esperanto because every letter is pronounced the exact same way every time. Nothing. That's the best likely. We do not know what Brown picked, but it was more likely the epochs and the dramas the only teacher prior to trinity that he identifies as Reverend Dr William Woods who ran a day school near where the family had moved to and Rutland Square. Now the time of the day school brom had possessed normal motor skills for only about three years but his reading skills rope par giving credence to Charlotte's role as Home School, and at twelve has verbal mathematical and capacity for retaining information attitudes would be more than evidence but purely developmental level. Unusual, indeed, illness had robbed him of many basic formative experiences and socialization, and now with only thirty six months of anything approaching normal volition and mobility. He was not to become the prototypical little adult faced with daunting responsibilities. It was the beginning of a life pattern of punishing overwork and obsessive drive to overreach at the cusp of adolescence. Rama's was lucky to be a member of the middle class however, just barely others not so lucky had to face hard labor and a time when there were no child labor laws some beginning work as early as three years old. Got, the little ones fit the best down the chimney. that, and that's what is one of the worst jobs for child have. Would be chimney sweep apprentice because you literally without a mass grave thing would be set down into the Jimmy to clean it. Until you couldn't fit anymore and then they got a new one. That's sad. It's not great. But that's just the way it was. Brian passed his entrance exam. Placed only fortieth in the class of fifty one. Ranking, just under the twenty percentile got really not living up to Charlotte's expectation the expectation of even sex even second out of a thousand isn't quite good enough. Now like most young people in their first year college brown was exposed to a number of ideas religious and otherwise for nearly half his life is universe had been constricted to a sick Graham and his mother's hovering apprehension at Trinity. There were dissenters and. Catholics. Politics both Wurley and academic and. More, things in heaven and on Earth than in his family's domesticated. Protestant nose to the grindstone virtues had ever made room for. In a second year, he was introduced to victor cousins, elements of psychology at work, not much reference today, but a seminal work and its time. It's lasting impact on Brom evident in by the mention of cousins more than four decades later and the introduction to his penalty penultimate book famous impostors. Now's a college students. Brown had the privilege access to the Trinity College Library only four years before his enrollment, the ceiling of the library. Why stately nearly two hundred foot long room had been raised to his president barrel vaulted height. The long room today is one of the most iconic and atmospheric scholarly places in the world. It's it's huge and it is beautiful and has filled to the brim with books. And I would love to just go inside and sniff butt because if of it's Ireland and most of the people in Ireland were Catholic it was very censored as to what books were allowed to get him. I am not allowed to say certain things. I. Promised Several of the nonfiction books. Brands, COM BRAM CONSULTED FOR DRACULA WERE available to him as a trinity undergraduate though it is an open question whether his fascination for the paranormal already, Keane would have led to a curious study augustine catalysts. The Phantom world included an important historical treatise on vampires was there along with set Sabin bearing Gold's the book of where wolves and curious myths of the Middle Ages to other books on the occult Joseph Taylor Taylor's apparitions and fiends, ghosts and sprites by John. Radcliffe. Now bram entered. Trinity just as Dublin University magazine finished its serialisation of the Nathan. News sinister novel Uncle Silas you ever heard of Uncle Silas. Ooh I. Don't think so I heard I. heard of it. I've heard of it before I've never read it but I know it's fucking creepy. It was which was then immediately published in book form afterwards, serialisation whether Brom read Uncle Silas immediately or later it had a strong effect on him a few decades. Later, he would specifically recommend this book to his son the only route literary endorsement ever reported by his family. The book was a teaming storehouse of macabre metaphor description, which he would add to the wealth of other worldly worlds and and images he began mentally amassing in childhood. Growing, history and horror and the macabre outside has schoolwork may have contributed debrum slipping grades by the end of a second year, his interest, and the fantastic and the occult certainly took him to the. Certainly took him to a cabinet of curiosities just across the street from Trinity College campus that advertise regularly in Dublin's evening mail. Magic Phantasm Agora and dissolving vision lanterns a large collection of dynamic effects, astonishing mechanical contrivances and illusions, including ghosts, acrobats, magic visions, and other novelties Mr e Salomon's optician mathematical and philosophical instrument maker established Dublin Fifty Years Nineteen Nassau Street. Now. But it was Brahms College career that was becoming a real dissolving vision thirty years. Later, he would claim that he graduated with honors and pure mathematics. This wasn't a small distortion of the. It was simply a lie. Completely unsubstantiated by records, the claim is the claim was all the worse in light of criticism that in poor comparison to other British universities Trinity's quote average number of mathematical honorees has been a fraction over three, and this is a mathematical university in Brown's Year of graduation only two such honors were bestowed. Bram didn't just fail to graduate commodity. He was a fairly mediocre student his low entrance exam scores persisted through his time at Trinity Again Falling Short of Charlotte's expectations and it wasn't that he wasn't smart enough. He was just bored. After two years as attendance became sporadic and eventually not existence. With the connections through his father probably at his family's insistence, he applied for and receive a civil service post at Dublin Castle in Eighteen, sixty, six, fulltime six days a week. So it's not a surprise that his academic status was downgraded in eighteen, sixty seven it seemed that his academic career was over but after a year off, he returned seemingly a completely changed person, but as education wouldn't be completed in the usual way now. I. He had a large girl spur region to around six foot two while the average man then was route six and a half, but talk. There is no indication that he ever had interest in sports before this by now his involvement and physical culture became both time consuming and obsessive for the next four years as he would observe himself fictionally in the mystery of the sea at college quote my big body and athletic powers gave me a certain position in which I had to overcome my natural shyness. He Won Cups and foot races and showed expertise on the trapeze vaulting and rowing. And play on two separate rugby teams but physicality wasn't the only change was also the only trinity man have served his both auditor of the college historical society and President of the philosophical, society, the tip, the top position attainable the hissed and the Phil as they were known and try and Trinity's extracurricular organization dedicated to discussion and debate bolt societies were excellent excellent places for round two network and curry favor with some the most powerful men in Dublin he needed to with all his time devoted to Dublin Castle athletics. The histon fell pretty much ignored his actual education. Go figure and yet somehow April eighteen seventy, he received his bachelor's degree. His interpersonal skills and personal magnetism certainly had something to do with him earning what would essentially be an honorary degree based on his curricular and popularity. As one female acquaintance in Dublin remembered quote. He was an excellent party, young man and of course, always had heaps of invitations. When he stood up to dance, he had a way of making charge which effectively cleared a passage through the most the wrong ballrooms everyone made room made way for stoker. His coming was like a charge of cavalry or Russia fixed bayonets nobody dreamed of not giving away before him and so he and his partner had all their own way how my heart used to and me. And my dancing days when Bram stoker asked me for a waltz I knew that it meant triumph twirling ecstasy, Elysium, ices, and flirtation. He was powerful presence and everyone made way for Brom Stoker. However. He would sern turn the trajectory of his own life over to the spell of a man far more charismatic and persuasive than himself. A legendary exercise and male bonding that would control and dominate his life for the next three decades. Brom carried his love of the theater through his college years and near the end of August. Eighteen sixty seven, he attended production of Sheridan's comedy classic the rivals. It was odd. He would choose a comedy over drama play playing at the same time, but it's a choice that would change his life forever and the leading rule role of captain shoot was an actor whom Brom found absolutely riveting born John. Henry. Bought A. Bad Rib. So weird name Bod. Rib. He went by the stage name Henry Irving Irving was a self trained performer from the province who like Brom had become infatuated with the theater young boy. Unlike Brom who founded with the Pantomime Irving. For. Hamlet. The Infatuation Rom had for having would today probably be called a man crush? But that doesn't really do us for a fixation that would eventually swell into an all consuming lifelong preoccupation. It would be said by future friend quote I have never seen. No. Nor do I expect to see such absorption of one man's life and the life another? The strongest love that man may feel for man. It would be nearly five years before irving would return to Dublin time that Brom would use to throw himself to as much extracurricular distraction as his day job at the castle would allow his modest salary still allowed him pit passes at the theater. Demand Crash No. Not. Kinsale and I do. This is I mean. It it's on the verge of like stocker. Man, crush. Yes intense. It is intense. But he gets that way with men. He he he connects vary strongly with men and you don't see a lot of that with women. You don't see him dating he doesn't have getting married but he he doesn't even have those types of feelings really towards his wife he can't really write about women correctly he doesn't really see them now man can write about women correct Clayton now. See them so much as. Sexual beings really an emmy talks about a little bit at at different points, but it's forced. He it's much much more. He's much more directed towards men maybe because of his upbringing his upbringing people think that if he was alive today, he would probably be looked at more of a bisexual. Almost a sexual, maybe Pan Sexual senator, sexual desires whatsoever not not a ton at least not really towards women then that say that he didn't have sex because I mean those those urges come up but it Wa-. It wasn't something that will that's expected when you're married at that age Tilles pop out one kid, but it just doesn't show and it's probably because of of his early life and being you know. So. Looked over by his mother Gina for. Where women sell because all boys back then war girls close until there is you could look at almost any picture of child from then they were an address. Ernest Hemingway has a Teddy Roosevelt. All of them they all did. So Mark Twain were dressed when he was little get that. All dead. This is the way it was. So. But I think it was. She kept him in that longer and just heard natural just suffocation as he was always with him. And it could just be something that he was born with that just could be him. Now. What Brom didn't know about Irving included tumultuous details of heroes domestic life. Irving had been married the former Florence Mahan since eighteen, sixty, nine ship pursued him in the face of her father's disapproval. But all it'd be disappointed by the realities of the theatrical life particularly long hours and Irving's. Winded actor friends whom she found unbearable after having the first child the couple separated then reconciled pregnant again Florence was tired resentful and venomous on the very night of his London triumph in the bells she snapped him on the carriage ride home quote. Are. You going to keep making a fool of yourself like this for the rest of your life. Irving responded by abruptly leaving the carriage at the very corner of. Hyde. Park were he had proposed to her. He never forgave Florence never lived with or even spoke to her again. When his second son was born, he refused to attend the Christening the Irving's would remain married in name only until he died, they would stay married. By paper, but they would never see each other living again. Or talk to each other living again. Did he see his son now? Yes sparsely. Man That's fucked up. that. Not Whole family is fuck. His sons grew up to be Kinda Douche bags and it's a hope that she's she's she's horrible but he's horrible too. So it's a whole horrible bucket family. Now Brom would alter champion from ultimate Louis be more supportive than any wife could ever be with Irving's returns at a local theater in eighteen seventy, one press couldn't care less quote. There was not a word in any of the papers about the acting. Of the any of the accomplished players who took part in it, not even their names. To Brom this was the last straw he felt like the public was being deprived of his hero Ram over estimated power the local press as probably not the goal of motivating ince's as much as an ego driven hunger to be published and read and recognized, and above all become part of the world where giants like Henry walked and led him to become a drama critic. The twenty-three-year-old took his grievance ambition to Dr. Henry Mount Sell Co owner of the Dublin Evening Mail. The other owner of the male was no other than J Sheridan. Lay Fano author of Uncle Silas and eighteen seventy one he was nearing the end of his life and preparing the publication of the final collection of stories called in the glass darkly containing the provocative vampire tale Carmella a major influence on Dracula. Today's episode is brought to you by our brand new. Discount Coke was appeared struggle dot com. 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So more money for the theater meant more money for the paper. Mansell let them know that there wouldn't be any money in it since staffers usually did the work ram understood and claim that he wanted to do it to get more people to the theater for his own personal love of the theatre, right? There's probably another reason. The. They enter going was expected as expensive for a person on a civil servants salary. Reviewer for a local paper. In a ticket for free. Hey. And he gets the backstage, pass the heart to the actors while he doesn't get the backstage pass but Well, we'll get there in a second the proverbial keys to the kingdom, the free ticket two weeks after his twenty, twenty, four, th birthday he took his first night seat as a critic at the theatre royale. All Brahms reviews were published anonymously, but everybody knew. Everyone everyone that knew him knew it was him. Brom. Would pay attention to the acting and the story and the plot. Yes. But what he really had a Keanae four was the stagecraft. Scene Painting costumes. Mechanical. Effects all the most emphasized features of the pantomime. He also backed began reviewing the audience as much as the play itself. During a final performance of gounod's faust, a particularly rambunctious bunch irked brom enough to write quote. It is simply an abominal nuisance to all the rest of the house and ought to be once put an end to. Speak of it as anything else than a sort of revival, a donnybrook fair. The foolish and unmanly persons who create such a horrible din between the acts by the brawling holy forget that the rest of the occupants in the house would much prefer perfect silence so that the past portions of opera might dwell on them memories and assist their pleasurable anticipations of what is to come. But instead of that, they are night after night compelled to listen to bulger attempts at singing the course vanity displayed in, which is most offensive feature of the whole thing. It is high time that there should be put an end of what would not be tolerated in any civilized city. Kaoh bronze, Obama, jaw, Shit, you WanNa say to the people who are said behind your the bucket and movie theater that won't shut up. All this shit. I WANNA say and try to say to people any anywhere. He was probably so cross because he very much enjoyed faust and had seen it many times before it would be another major influence on his writing of the vampire king he eventually would witness Henry. Irving. Play Mattis. MEPHISTOPHELES. In his own dressing version more than eight hundred times in London and on tour. I purchased and Metadata Hollywood these. Yes. Brahm was meet many unconventional and influential people over his time the theater life one of whom was lady Jane Francesco Wild Flamboyant Wife of Sir William, and mother of two sons Willie who attended trinity at the same time as Brom. And Oscar. Who went to trinity a little after they did yes. Little Oscar Wilde. By the early eighteen seventies brown had become a regular at her salons writing as Speranza Jane was a fiery poets of Irish nationalism revolutionary by temperament and outlandish in demeanor a Catholic leaning Avatar of. With a quick and sharp wet who seems to have been as much drawn to brom as he her her husband Sir William. Was a known womanizer. One critic speculating that he quote had a family every farmhouse in Ireland. In eighteen, sixty, four, he was accused of raping a Miss Mary Travers after chloroform warming her for a surgery. Critics also like to poke fun at the hygiene of Sir William and his sons telling nasty jokes like. Seventy Wire Sir William's fingernails. So black. Why because he scratched himself? Of Pre scheduling. Charlotte was not a huge fan of the wilds. They were Catholic and of dubious moral character and Brom had chosen to keep company with them. especially. Jane, who he saw almost as a surrogate mother someone say that this was his way of a at a late adolescent rebellion from his parents. Jane would wear heavy makeup too thick for any ordinary light and compound the offense with a Vanity Bhai covering candles with pink shades. And even daytime pull the curtains better to hide the decline in her beauty and a shabbiness of her furniture. She rarely had guests before five in the evening to stay away from the light, and it's only appropriate that the sun repelled woman of the shadows provided Brom one of his most memorable descriptive phrases. Children of the night. And by eighteen seventy, two Charlotte had decided that it would make more financial sense to move herself her husband and her daughters to Italy France Switzerland than it would to continue to live in Dublin. They laughed in the summer and even though over time the daughters would marry and move away and Charlotte would eventually move back. The move would be permanent for ABE senior. Sri Why because he died. News already old. Forty, five. You're almost there I'm not most there. Thank you. You're closer to. Him. So. Nice. This would also be a year in which brom have another life changing event the discovery of a beloved American poet in eighteen. Sixty. Eight William Michael Residing published, selected poems of Walt Whitman. Including the debut. What I have. I'm GONNA bring this up because nobody got it on facebook and included the debut of selections from leaves of grass. Okay. Go leave. Okay. So I was watching weakest link last night. This guy gets the question. Which Great American? poet. Of Literature Whatever wrote leaves of grass and I couldn't remember the second Book of poetry that they set. Up, Camp Oh captain my captain that wasn't the May but yes. the guy goes Lee Harvey Oswald. And I'm like, oh my gosh, and so after the round was over. and Jane Lynch, WHO's the new host of the Weakest Link? Looks at the guy and he's like I'm guessing by the look on your face that Lee. Harvey Oswald wasn't a poet. and. I swear has like I wished Jane Lynch would said. No it was Walt Whitman who shot Lincoln, and then he wrote Oh captain my captain. Lee Harvey Oswald, didn't shoot. Lincoln. No he shot. Kennedy. John Wilkes. Booth can yeah. Well, I know but it was. Still nobody got it. I. Got it. Yes. But nobody else got it and I was like. People are so you know does nobody know? Poetry does. I mean, it's it's nineteenth century poetry. So maybe not people tend to forget that Shit. Like you do you know who Henry Irving? US. Zach actor. The name sounds familiar but I I a lot of poetry but but this actor, he was one of if not the biggest actor. In all of Ireland or England and for America for a long time until he died, he was John he was huge. I mean the whole budding nobody now really knows who he is. I don't really pay attention to. The third series, the third episode we will get to why nobody really knows who he is but he was big. He was these the first actor to ever be knighted. Sir Henry Irving. That's how achey was, but barely anybody today actually knows him. If you know him, you usually know him because Lebron's stoger but barely anybody knows him there's a reason we will get to that in third episode but. Then some people that that kind of falls to the wayside if it's not something that you care about. But yes I I I know what you're saying yes. People should know the difference St John Wilkes booth or a Lee. Harvey Oswald what women. Yes A little different I. Knows who leave Lee Harvey Oswald is and like how could you confuse him with a poet? Was He reciting poetry when he shot Kennedy. I mean. I guess some poets use their middle names sometimes. I. Guess. That's the thing. Is You you use all three names you're one of three things you're either poet. Well. No you're one of two things really pilot or serial killer or assassin your theories. You're one of those. So it's fifty fifty shop. Now Whitman, we get back to the story tackled. The nineteenth century struggled to reconcile the spiritual with the material in an age when communication with the the`real dead was all the rage and materialization provided the Big Bang and seances. Whitman's poetry effectively cokes together Pro Plaza and ectoplasms Brahm I read Whitman three years earlier and the October eighteen, sixty, nine issue of the London magazine Temple Bar, which featured an anonymous essay titled The poetry of the Future. The piece began as a seemingly even-handed evaluation of of the American poet but quickly took sides. Some of the Whitman's partisans had embraced the poet of the second coming of homer. Which? Exit ever makes question. Did he actually exist? And critic was determined to provide a corrective woman style had nothing in common with either the Bible Shakespeare or plato quote for Days We. All talked of Walt Whitman and his new poetry was scorned especially those of us who had not seen the book. But when he met a man on campus actually carrying copy, he asked to see it quote take damn thing I've had enough of it. Prompt took the buck to college park the site of most the site of most of his athletic. Events. Quote in a shade of an elm tree began to read it barely very shortly after my own opinion began to form, it was diametrically opposed to that which I had been hearing. From that, our I became a lover of Walt Whitman. Brom learned from his Trinity Mentor Edward Dowden that Whitman had planned a visit to England to meet Alfred Lord. Tennyson and Dowden had asked him to extend his trip to stay in Dublin. In early eight, hundred, seventy, two, ROM penned a letter to women. In some cases a self deprecating. And Somewhat Embarrassing Love Letter to women he even tells Whitman to burn the letter several times in the first few lines just so whitman won't read the rest. He couldn't bring himself to mail it and hidden away in a drawer or in a book for the next four years again. He's kind of a little neurotic He writes and it really I don't have it in here long but if you ever have a chance to get this book, I'm talking about it's in there and you can read the whole letter and it's really like. If you like this letter great I'm glad if you don't like it I completely understand just burned the letter you should burn it. Now before you read anymore because I I don't think you should read anymore should burn I think you'll like the rest of the letter if you read the less through our but you might WanNa just burn so you don't read the Russell he's he's that it's that type of thing goes on that way through the whole thing is like dude Vakhin drop. Drop your balls already say God. Damn. It reminds me of the letter of me trying to tell somebody at a crush on guys exactly what it sounds. It sounds like and even boys. It sounds like you know a fifth grader trying to tell their crushed that they liked them it. It's really kind of hard to read. Now by the end of eighteen, seventy, two brown had two publications appear under his byline Abraham Stoker, his first known short story that Crystal Cup was published in the September step September number of London's Society magazine. And an unnamed first person narrator narrator is held against his will and a castle anguished over the fate of his beloved Aurora. He channels all his life energy literally into the creation of beautiful crystal vase, which absorbs soul upon its completion. The vase is displayed the royal event. Festival the festival of beauty where the narrator or his ghost seized the heartbroken Aurora now dejected con- concert to morose king the exquisite beauty of the Crystal Moves Aurora Sing. Striking example of Brown's young writing, the story owes a strong debt to Poe and accounting a youthful familiarity with the American master of the macab. The story takes place in a kingdom by the sea or two lovers have been separated and one in prison. Then all mosh to Annabel Lee the words Nevermore. Repeatedly. Shelvin saying vol's instead of ACE. Says it's Victorian time. Crucible now now. The second publication was the text of his November Thirteenth hissed address the necessity for political. Although included an explicit allusion to one of his favorite pieces of dark literature Macbeth, the necessity couldn't have been more different piece of writing than the crystal. Cup. Lecture was rhetorical toward the force on a bit of a Humorous Jab. The hissed bylaws prohibit outright political debate. But Brom cleverly contrived you talk about politics without bringing up a single political argument. He predicted that Celtic revival would be most fully realized. In America the Irish people quote this leaving race of future. America this race which we young men have each of us directly and indirectly influenced for good or ill may become an time the leading element of Western civilization and here stands by while sets my Wi-. Rams Romantic Fascination with the American experiment fueled by his fascination with Walt, Whitman would only continue to grow after the address. He received a certificate for Oratory and his tutor George Ferdinand Shaw made the successful motion to have the address printed at the his expense. Now in eighteen seventy three, he accepted the position of editor for a new four page daily the Irish Echo and even though it actually paid him money unlike the male Gig. And it supplemented his civil service income by the spring of Eighteen, seventy, four, the overall demand on his time and energy reached a breaking point and he resigned but. While the Echo job lasted Rahman fuse the paper freely and anonymously with his own personality beyond the state reviews and paper and the paper was peppered with humorous filler and anecdotes that optin read suspiciously like many of his own droll journal entries. On November twenty, fifth eighteen, seventy three he entertained readers with a secondhand account of another sea monster first reported by the San Diego Union it Wednesday certain Captain Charlesworth and his. Hunting curlew along the coast instead counter and a cove a frightful monster. Fully thirty feet in length shaped like a snake with three sets of fins tail like an eel and head like an alligators. Every child in Ireland grows up with snakes. or at least images of them, the serpent is extraordinarily prevalent in Irish for even if the reptile is not native to the island. As a symbol of paganism imported by the celts serpents were supposedly banished by Saint Patrick's but they have never left Irish art and I. I kind of. Now. The familiar decorative Celtic not is a stylized snake symbol and it slithers all over the form of many Celtic crosses, decorative serpents around the illuminated pages of the book of Kells Snake. Imagery had already begun to appear cycle of Fairy Tales Brahmos riding even though he wouldn't publish them for another decade his novel the snake's pass would evoke Ireland's legendary past and his final book, the layer of the white worm who uses the snake as an image of overwhelming nightmarish whore. But in the case of the San, Diego Master of Eighteen, seventy two, his attitude is sceptically humorous. which you don't get a lot of from Brasler zero pictures of Bram. Stoker Smiley. Zero. There's not very many pictures of him in the first place but the ones that there are he doesn't smile on any of them. Maybe that smile did you ever think about that? No because people because people had said that. When he wasn't get his pictures take taken he did smile and he would laugh and joke around with people but. When camera came out he would I look at any picture especially when he was especially when he was younger. He just looks into the camera like it's stealing his soul he's just like, oh Yeah. Actually did from now on. That's fine. The Mo- I will do balance. You always want to force me to take my picture. I have stopped forcing you to take stop taking them. Now, the most significant personal contribution broad Braun made to the echo was a hitherto unknown short-story saved by a ghost which appeared on December twenty sixth eighteen, seventy three. Day was also the usual date usual debut date for the annual pantomime, which were hardly the only fantastic tradition associated with the English Christmas the telling of Ghost stories on or around Christmas was a British ritual, a persisting vestige of pagan times when the winter solstice, the longest darkest night of the year was believed to be especially attuned to the supernatural. Ron published saved by a ghost anonymously like everything else he wrote for the Echo. But. It has many of the features of his later fiction including fascination with seafaring supernatural or otherwise and male comradeship. The story begins with an identified speaker asking simply. Do any of you believe in ghosts. The person addressing us is captain. Charles. Merwin. Standing with his back to the fire and the coffee room the Royal Hotel Liverpool who has clearly secured his audience attention as well as the readers quote the reason I ask. Is because a ghost was the principal cause of a sudden reformation which has been the making of me. Then in an unbroken monologue, he recounts an incident from seventeen years. Before at the age of eighteen captain tells us he was already a thorough sailor and a thorough drunkard homeward bound from the East indies. With quote, an unusually hard crew, all of them except myself be taken of Gaul and put. On born to ship in irons he suspects flat bow play when the third mate when the third mate Billy McLean goes into good bullshit shins while Charles writes a letter for him and dies in his arms Charles himself is named as the deadman's replacement while a plot is hatched among the discontent crew to poison the officers with our snack and force a landing for the replacement officers then one night. Billy returns. Saved by a ghost was only his second published piece of fiction but showed his keen interest in the possibilities of the returning dead. Now aside from ghost stories of plentiful British commodity in the eighteen seventies, rob had frequent exposure to uncanny themes in the operas he reviewed for the Evening Mail the Laney's La San. Boola was presented twice at the theater at the theatre royal during Brahms tenure as a critic like mesmerized sweep walking would be a significant PLOT ELEMENT OF DRACULA and his review of the eighteen seventy five Hawkins street production romp took special notice of the character. Amina. An unsophisticated Swiss woman who's uncontrollable night wanderings. Take her takes her smack into the bedroom of a mysterious recently arrived count about valuating you waiting one. Mademoiselle out beanie and her Dublin debut in the title. Role. Brown. Found her brom found her singing quote a little short perfection and we selected items for special special notice. We should be tempted to praise everything. She is fascinating and style, and she acts gracefully intelligently. If it isn't already obvious the name Amina is extraordinary close in spelling and sound to Meena the embattled heroin of Dracula. Who deals with her own and other problems of sleepwalking mesmerized And the attention of certain elusive count. At about the same time as beginning his work with the Echo Brom made an acquaintance of an actress who had become a lifelong friend and confidante and has personal reminisces. RAHM describes as first exposure to the work of American actress Genevieve Ward. In the summer of eighteen seventy, four brom visited ward and her mother and Paris planning to meet his parents in Switzerland afterwards. But. The city of lights proved too much greater interest and he snubbed them. Charlotte wrote to him afterwards in Dublin expressing regret that he didn't Venice visit. But the French capital had much that might delay departure. The theatrical Paris must have been a revelation. Brom loved it so much. He continued to return in eighteen, seventy, five and seventy six and was impressed by the aspects of Paris far apart from a stages during these trips, he took notes one of his most memorable short stories, the burial of rats. Published in serial installments in Eighteen, Ninety six and only posthumously as an intact techs and nineteen fourteen and a vast dust heap at the city's periphery a first person protagonist stalked by a predatory ban of ragpickers. The title is creepy misdirecting. It is not rats that are buried we learn, but rather the human corpses they stripped to bone that are figuratively interred in the digestive tract. As one of the dusty desert means explains quotes. He died last night you will find much of them. The burial of rats is quick. The story includes a partially unsettling sustained metaphor of invertebrate feeling that must have come from study of Parisian maps and plans of the city said he's radiating streets, rails and sewers in the highly centralized city. He saw quote many long arms with the numeral tentacle. And in the center rises gigantic head with a comprehensive brain and Keane is to look on every side and ear sensitive to hear and a racist mouth to swallow the hunger of this metropolis was highly irregular. Round had hopes of becoming a playwright and ward and courage to him in the writing of a play based the life of Madame. Roland a leading figure in the French Revolution. Nothing came from Brahms. MME. Roland play script have ever been discovered but the possibility of writing for the stage stuck with him in his journal he jotted a note that pose the fall of House of usher me a good basis for an opera. And his instinct was Astute Ram never develop himself worked with the stage with collaborative and contingent upon many variables and beggars. These for Brom fiction was much more manageable creative outlet and he had been working steadily at the craft since publication of his first two short stories and her too early eighteenth seventy five, the primrose path on Avella by a stoker esquire was serialized in five issues and the Dublin magazine, the Shamrock Esquire I can't think of anything but bill and Ted. Yes. The successive and communist of improvement of Brahms narrative skills from the Crystal Cup save by a ghost to the primrose path. Suggest a sudden eruption of hone craftsmanship that is probably misleading. We don't know how closely one composition followed upon the other crystal cop may have been a very early piece of young writing say by ghost appeared only after he had more than a year of grueling journalism under his belt and experience. Sure to improve any kind of writing Clive Leatherdale Brahms most prolific modern editor notes that young Brown may have been hardened to rejection submitting an untold number of stories to Dublin and London periodicals in the early eighteen seventies. It is a safe bet that many stoker's early works languished in drawers never to be published. which is sad. It is sad. It's structured dialogue and characterization. The primrose path resembles stage melodrama which brom had regular exposure during his years as a critic. It also reflects an extraordinary ambivalence about the theater which can only have come from Brown's own struggle to balance practicality and stability with powerful poll of his heart's desire the protagonist Jerry. O'Sullivan is a Dublin Carpenter struggling to support his wife Katie and their baby daughter. He research receives an offer of employment from a theater in London rich receipt, which revives quote a strange longing to share in the unknown life of the dramatic world around as alluring and Esoteric as the mysteries of Isis to a neophyte. Jerry's wipe is heartbroken when he leaves for London even though he explained that his offer the good of the family and he will soon be able to send for her and their daughter. Jerry, falls into alcoholism tempted Baya mephistopheles and character when Katie and the baby finally arrive. He is a unemployable and beyond salvation. In. A bestial frenzy, he kills Katie with a hammer and then cuts his throat with a carpenter's Chisel. The Term Primrose Path is coined by Shakespeare and hamlet the best or most assured means of self-destruction and in an in Macbeth. The Bard employs a colorful variant quote the primrose way the everlasting lasting bonfire. Brom never had a real problem with alcohol. So the question rises to who he wrote it about usually write about what you know. Well. He did know fairly infamous alcoholic to base a story on his old Trinity College Friend Willie Wilde who started drinking in college and seemingly never stopped to the point where Oscar asked him to grow a beard. So they wouldn't be mistaken for one another have you ever heard the path to hell is paved in primrose and brimstone something like that I think that's where it came from. The previous year while visiting John Genevieve Ward and Paris Brahm was introduced by the actress to a writer from whom she had commissioned a classical drama about the Lesbian Poetess Sappho to be premiered in Dublin the following Spring William Gordon Wills was Dublin born playwright poet and occasional painter him and Ron became good friends even though they live very different lives wells had many girlfriends over the years it was always terrified at the possibility of March. Now, I, say lesbian I don't mean lesbian as. Lesbian lesbian his from the Isle of Lesbos or how do you say it? So Yeah Lesbos Enes. She's a lousy. Well. We'll worked on his clay on his. Wills worked on his lays plays in creative isolation and his final scripts were. Exactly what his client expected, but he always proved his power at the box office. The SAPPHO project came to him with unusual creative freedom since real historical documentation of the character was pretty much nonexistent. The STOORIKHEL Sappho the lyric poet of knows both who Plato extolled as the Tenth Muse lived approximately six, twenty, two, five, seventy, be safe. Increasingly sexualize for trails of Sappho. Recently provided nineteenth century decadent riders a back door. Of raising the general topic of homosexuality simply by booking, it's more acceptable female incarnation. Why are you laughing at me? It's a backdoor way. And we'll story SAMPO has sister Meera who has betrayed her with Faye on. The pent up sex energy in the. These bowls or whatever. Followers of Lazio's. Mate maintenance followers of dyonisis. Via. Spelled. M. A. E. N. A. D. S. made may nuts main ads? The follows of diagnosis erupts leading directly to the destruction of the temple of Hyman. Sappho is condemned and MIRA pleads to die in her place. But samples stoically accepts her fate and hurls herself into the seat. Now, the problem came when wills is running behind on writing the end of the play according to war quote. We are in full rehearsal before. I. Could get a site of the final scene when it came to last at when it came to last that ended up only in a few lines pencil around the edge of the torn letter and in Greek if you please to bring down the curtain. So Ward looked for someone to finish the play and she didn't look far Rahm new Greek and she knew he wanted to be a playwright. He accepted even though he had a potential conflicting commitment, the following evening when the play was premiere, the play was finished up one southbound declares her sacrifice. So Ram only needed to come up with the very end. To which she wrote, the chorus of citizens exhorts the doomed poets live Sappho Live live and Sappho response live I shall live all the days to come. The soul of Sappho, does not bus pass away whilst hearts can break and lips be false to love southborough shall live the night of the premiere. Brahm was lecturing on art in Ireland and the fortnightly club and had to rush several blocks to the theater just to catch the last scene. He was quote elated on hearing my own lines spoken with exquisite force and pay those roms decision to review. Sappho without revealing his own part in. It was a tad unseemly. Usually don't review something that you had a pardon. The year following example Brom wants more had the chance to publicly come to the defense of Walt Whitman whose children of atoms poem in leaves of grass had come under violent incessant attacks at a meeting of the fortnightly club. He followed Edward Dowden at the left turn afterwards wrote in his diary quote spoke I, think well. But that was only the beginning of the nights writings. He retrieved the head and letter that he had written but had never sent almost exactly four years earlier and stayed up until three in the morning writing a new one to accompany it and this time he mailed them both several weeks later, Rom received a letter of his own. Forty one Stephen Street Camden New Jersey Corp West US America March sixth. Nineteen. seventy-six Rob Stoker. My dear, young man your letters have been most welcome to me. Welcome to me as a person and as author I. Don't know which most. You did so well to write to me so. Really fresh. So manly. So affectionate to I too hope though it is not probable that we will someday personally meet each other means I'm I send my friendship and thanks Edward Downes letter contained among others. Your subscription for a copy of my new edition has just been recorded. I shall send the book very soon by express and a package to his address. I have just written to e D. my physique is entirely shattered doubtless permanently from paralysis and other ailments but I am undressed and get out every day a little live here quite lonesome but hardy and good spirits right to me again, Walt Whitman. Ou. The letter of course, stunned him as it would stun any young acolyte to receive such a personal open generous response from an idol now Abraham Stoker. took ill. In. Senior. Took ill mid eighteen, seventy, six and October twelfth the age of sixty seven, he died and Cafetaria Ni Italy. With his brother, Thomas Brom made trip to the continent to arrange the funeral. Also in eighteen seventy six BRAM surrogate father, Sir William. Wilde also passed. Those kind of a one two punch. Now had brought. Kept his job at the ECHO. He would've had a larger platform to celebrate the return of Henry, irving to Dublin in eighteen, seventy six instead he used the mail to give the irving visit and an unusual an unusual number of column inches. At the end of November Irving brought his London production of Hamlet, the bells and Charles I. Although Brom had not seen him act in five years. He had followed the stunning rise, his reputation in London with many reviews that compared him favorably to other theater legends. However, three basic criticisms of urban, Irving's acting would dog emperors entire career? Firstly was wiry physique and strange gate often referred to as dragging leg he would stop one foot and drag the behind him. He only did this on the stage and not in his personal life. Kind of a weird thing to do. Yeah. Because they went he would he would stop I believe is his left foot or. Go. I. Think it was his love and drag as other one behind him and that's how he would walk across stage pretty much. No matter what seed he was doing. Maybe he just did it. For the attention or maybe it was a psychosomatic symptom don't know. Now the second criticism was a strange acting accent changing does to you choose and adding ease to other words for no real reason the of dog he would say, Doug. And instead of my he would say May. But not like Mai Mai like it's GonNa be May. Like it will say again sake. So kind of like how people say Canadian say about but they don't really say about some of them do say about and the gain. So do say that I've heard it. So say that he would for no again for no reason only when he was on stage, he wouldn't do this offstage. And, the third was his tendency towards General Grotesquery, weird gazing and strange face contortions. Bron. Was Brahm was able to see past all these probably because the conventions of melodrama and the grotesque were so ingrained in the theater of his own mind Irving's verses attracted rather than repulsed him. He. Tempered his first night appraisal with a mild acknowledgement of some of the ACURA, more problematic qualities the better to inoculate readers against dissent and win them over to alternate criteria of judgment. After his second appraisal of hamlet appeared Brown was told by theater management that irving would like to meet him. If he had any other plans that night they were promptly cancelled. He was introduced irving in his dressing room before the play and asked to supper afterwards like everyone else irving was struck by Brahms physical presence imposingly tall still powerful body of the college athlete he had been and yet behind the muscle and the beard and the penetrating blue eyes was an infant grew ious personality sheild like it. It's a Jasim and vulnerable and it's insecurities. The twenty-seven-year-old tried to hide any signs of weakness behind a thin veil of affected knowledge a not uncommon trae in university men and in Brahms case more endearing than any annoying. And that athletic massive him was a defensive costume barricade of body armor fashioned from his own Flash Irving, to had his insecurities. An actor never forgets Hiss Rahm. Rope. And understood the creative frustrations of an expressive soul struggling to escape the provinces. Irving realized quickly that Brom was no ordinary sycophant in addition to his bottomless newspaper writing and his aspirations a writer of fiction. He seemed to have an Cyclope Dick Knowledge of the theater and the mind that absorbed information like a vacuum pump somewhat going to say that he had a photo memory. He could express himself in the written word with a quick and uncanny faculty that might be linked to an automatic writing of trance of a trance medium. His job at Dublin Castle required meticulous attention to detail and extraordinary. Skills he had been entrusted with the book, a book length project for Dublin Castle to be called the duties of clerk of petty sessions of Ireland. A drier subject could not be imagined, but it involved a formidable ability to assimilate and manage information. Braun Brahm I keep saying Braun. Anything in a game of thrones I'm not I'm. Not Saying the word right. Rome was a man who could be trusted with serious responsibilities. The evening concluded with another invitation to supper, and this one would be accompanied by most theatrical finish. Ram wanted something mystical and other worldly experience. New just a thing to give him. He decided to recite Thomas. Hood's Eugene Aram. After the re citation rob had no doubt that irving was the idol he had looked up to for the past five years. Seeing the effect he had elicited in the shaken young man irving excused himself what to his room and shortly returned with an inscribed photograph quote. My dear friend Stoker God bless you God bless you. Quote. In those moments of our mutual emotion, he too had found a friend and nuit soul had looked into soul from our began a friendship as profound as close as lasting as can be between two men. But more than likely Brahms saw a looming friendship and Irving Cy cheerleading newspaper critic who effectively did the double duty of unofficial press agent for Ireland. Rams next review of the bells was for the most part Boyd of all criticism and for Charles I, he declared Irving's acting princely. It is noble single purpose and self contained as a prince should be and for hamlet he spoke the uproarious final curtain call Irving actually took a curtain call at the end of each act, which apparently is pretty standard or the opera or place over in Europe back here so much. You take curtain after jacked. People America look at you like you're a fucking idiot but over there apparently was something of people that. An eighteen seventy seven, the prospect of Henry Irving running his own theatre will still something of a pipe dream. But like Brown he knew full well, the powerful attraction of London for stifled creative people in the provinces and that is where we will pick up. For episode to Rat Irvine. Are Deserving of Douche line of that. That was put Brown was butcher leader he was. Yeah. He wanted to be Irving's best friend he wanted to be as confident having honestly irving does doesn't even really want a friend. He just wants people to tell how radius and. He was getting. The Best of both worlds with Brow, the getting somebody who's GonNa tell how great he wasn't until everybody else how grady was and bring more people to here. So. Shit in one hand and. Group in the other. Bullshit on hand then poop in the other than you have shit both hands, it's shipped one hand in wishing the other see which fills up I how that's how that saying goes I. Don't know how it applies to this because that's what irving wanted was bullshit and Chit. Okay, if you say it's A. He knew he sucked no. He he was mediocre at best. No, he was actually he was the biggest actor will will become the biggest actor at the time which is very Polarizing. You know he was the the only reason he became the biggest actor was because of Brom. Well, Rome had a lot to do with. Him getting pushed in like Ireland. But as you know, we'll come to find out how as ROM gets deeper into Henry Rings Life he will help him. With the theater in England. And then they will take it over to bring it over to America. He's Henry Irving is a very popular. actor in this time of year, we don't know much about him. We in episode three, we will find out exactly why we don't know much about him why we don't remember him now that well because of an incident that happens that kind of erases Henry Irving from. history history a little bit. but. Yet he's very polar. He's the Nick Cage. Of that time some people absolutely love him. Some people can't. Stand. These the nickelback. That's some some people worm nickelback some people. Regular people hate nickelback this funny. Sorry about nickelback. I was driving home from picking up my daughter. And summer of sixty nine by Bryan. Adams comes on. And when we're driving, we liked to play games. I like to play games with my kids. You know to teach them music say and who singing this what's the name of the song? So I asked, one son says Davy Jones. The other says. NICKELBACK. So you have one that was about. fifteen years before that song came out and won those about ten fifteen years after that Song Kayla. Yes. So as like I have failed as a parent. I don't know a failing as a parent not knowing who sings the summer of sixty nine is really not knowing Bryan Adams Boyd as Bryan Adams I mean. That's a lasting Iraq and. Only apologize for Bryan. Adams so many times. Trivia. Well Not Trivia so much but. Summer Sixty nine isn't actually about the year. Beck. The sexual activity I know. He came out and said that a little while ago. So that's not about the year. But sixty nine can't low songs are not about what we think they are. I mean. Anyway. Let's get to the Social Ruben putter. Around the twitter Ingraham, we are at Opening N. Book. Should I slow down? Nuts. K. I am at E. C. J. B. at I'm young em six on twitter young e. t. a. m. on Instagram we have new twitter follower sergeant fuck and slaughter despite on us on where there's a couple other people on the Potter family on twitter that had said that sargent slaughter. 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"Dracula" published - May 26, 1897

This Day in History Class

05:04 min | 5 months ago

"Dracula" published - May 26, 1897

"Class two twenty twenty. We know things have been super weird lately. You were robbed of a graduation ceremony so we found some people to write you mentioned speeches John Legend. He's a Hillary Clinton. She's into over twenty of your favorites from Dj College Coach K. Abby Wambach two ALSI. They're all here to give you the wisdom that we could all use right now tune in. I heart radio new podcast. Commencement speeches are out now on iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast. This Day in history class is a production iheartradio. Hello everyone I'm Eve's in welcome to this day in History Class. A podcast that brings you a slice of history every single day today is may twenty six twenty twenty. The Day was may twenty. Six 1897 Bram Stoker's novel Dracula appeared on bookshelves in London. While stoker working for the the Irish civil service he became an unpaid theater critic for the Dublin. Evening Mail in eighteen. Seventy six stoker met him reserving an English stage actor. He was considered to be an inspiration for US character. Eighteen seventy eight stoker have moved to London and become acting manager at the lyceum theatre by this time he published several stories including the Crystal Cup published in eighteen. Seventy two and the chain of destiny. A horror story published in eighteen. Seventy five in a newspaper called the Shamrock. Stoker's first novel the Primrose Path was published in the shamrock in eighteen. Seventy five didn't publish his next novel. The snakes pass until eighteen ninety but stoker didn't get a ton of attention for his writing until he wrote Dracula and the summer of eighteen. Ninety stoker went to the subscription library in England and requested the accounts of principalities of Valencia and Moldavia by William Wilkinson Wilkinson was a former British Council to Bucharest. Wilkinson's book is most likely were stoker encountered the names through and Rahula which for names for father in San Rulers and Valencia in the fifteenth century. Stoker noted that Kula and Malaysian language means devil while in be stoker also stopped at Whitby Museum and would be harbor where he spoke to members of the royal coastguard about a mysterious ship. The Dmitri that had run aground there several years earlier in the Book Dracula Stoker named the vessel that carries the vampire to Whitby the demeanor of Varna and his notes. Stoker lists more than thirty books that he used as sources for his novel Dracula and he went onto. Research TRANSYLVANIA AND OTHER TOPICS DRACULA for the next several years. One of the original working titles Dracula was the dead end dead. Then simply the undid the play version of the story was presented at the Lyceum theatre on May Eighteenth 1897 consisting of dramatic reading carried out by members of the theater's resident company of actors. Only a couple of people paid to attend the performance in his manuscript. Stoker presented the story as true but his editor rejected this presentation and wanted to publish the story as fiction the first one hundred and one pages of the manuscript were cut jocular was first published the UK by Archibald Constable and company on May Twenty Six eighteen ninety seven. The novel is mainly written in the form of diaries and journals. Kept by the main characters. Count Dracula is a Transylvanian Vampire. Who travels to England to get new blood and turn people into vampires in the end? Jocular is killed. The novel didn't fly off the shelves or make stoker but it did get reviews after jocular stoker continued to write gothic and fantasy fiction but none of the novels stoker later published achieved. The success that Dracula did Stoker died nineteen twelve NOSFERATU to a silent film released in Nineteen Twenty. Two was an unauthorized adaptation of the novel. Florence Stoker brands widow sued the film company for Copyright Infringement. Since then Jackie has grown in popularity and inspired many other films plays and TV shows. I'm Eve Jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today. You did yesterday. And if you have any comments or suggestions you can send us at this day at iheartmedia dot com. You can also hit us up on social media at T H C podcast on facebook twitter and instagram. Thanks so much for listening to the show. And we'll see you tomorrow for more podcasts. From iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP APPLE PODCASTS. Or area listened to your favorite shows.

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The Set-Up (1949) Ep. 47 w/ special guest Raquel Stecher

Classic Movie Musts

59:49 min | 1 year ago

The Set-Up (1949) Ep. 47 w/ special guest Raquel Stecher

"I'm max Baril. And this is classic movie musts where every week we breakdown a classic movie while looking to provide artistic insight and historical context at the very least. We'll talk about what makes these movies classics. Classic movie must releases every Friday ready to complimentary weekend movie, viewing plans classic movie must is supported by listeners. Like you. If you want to help support the show, I thank you so much and second head on over to patriot dot com slash classic movie. Musts every patriot subscriber earns cool perks and ways to engage with the show, including the opportunity to vote every month on a movie they'd like to hear discussed on the show. All it takes is one dollar per month. A huge thank you to our patriots subscribers. You make this show possible. You can read about our support tears and the rewards over at patriot dot com slash classic movie. Musts thank you for joining me this week as. As we discussed Robert Weiss's, boxing melodrama the setup in this episode during our feature presentation, we welcomed kell Stecher to discuss the setups combination of Noir, stylings and boxing drama, but first let's get into this week's opening credits. Our film this week is the setup which was directed by Robert Weiss and was released in nineteen forty nine. The setup starts Robert Ryan and Audrey totter fear, streaming ease. The setup is available for streaming rental on I tunes Amazon YouTube and Google play outside a rundown boxing arena, where an evening fights is about to begin boxing manager tiny and trainer read discuss their aging heavyweight Bill Stoker Thomson played by Robert Ryan who is scheduled to compete that night. A few minutes later at the ringside cafe tiny accepts fifty dollar bribe from gambler little boy who wants Stoker to throw his four round match and assure the upcoming tiger Nelson victory tiny agrees to little boys. Stipulations that Stoker go down after the second round. Then informs trainer read that he is not going to tell Stoker about the deal as he is sure the boxer will lose. Us anyway in a nearby hotel. Meanwhile, Stoker tries to convince his concerned wife Julie played by Audrey totter that even though he's thirty five. He is still only one punch away from top spot. Julie who has dutifully supported her husband's declining career is unmoved by his boasts and begs him to retire from the ring when Stoker insists on continuing Julie, sadly informs him that she will not watch him fight that night disturbed, by Julie's words. Stoker grows pensive while being prepped in the arenas crowded dressing room and listens. Thoughtfully to the hopeful nervous chatter of his fellow boxers before Shanley a young and frightened boxer lease to make his professional debut. Stoker notices that the light has gone off in his tell room and happily assumes that Julie has changed her mind about coming to the fight as Julie's about to enter the arena. However, she hears the roar of the bloodthirsty crowd and retreats in disgust. After Shanley returns to the jesting room. Glowing with victory gunboat Johnson, a washed up middleweight who's Eitel a champion boxer who wants suffered Twenty-one losses in a row is pummeled to defeat. Restless and depressed. Julie. Meanwhile, walks the CD streets near the arena stopping on a bridge to watch the passing trolleys below back the arena to more fighters meet their opponents one losing the other winning Stoker than enters the ring for his bout and his dismayed to see that Julie seat is empty as Stoker receives his last minute rub down little boy and his girlfriend bunny place bets against him from the stands still unaware of tiny deal. Stoker ignores reds advice to stay away from Nelson and goes after his opponent with conviction by the end of the second round Stoker has Nelson who was told by little boy to go easy on Stoker during the first two rounds against the ropes Stoker continues to fight hard in round three. But his knee. Nearly knocked out by Nelson who then calls him a think fearful now that Stoker may win the bout tiny tells him about little boys deal and begs him to lie down in the last round. Although exhausted and bleeding Stoker instead hammers Nelson with a volley of punches and knocks him unconscious Stoker's. Unexpected glory is short lived. However as he is immediately condemned by an angry little boy aware that little boys. Thugs are waiting to attack him outside Stoker tries to sneak out of the arena, but becomes trapped in an alley after Stoker who has been beaten and pinned to the ground by the thugs manages to slug little boy in the face. The enraged gambler crushes Stoker's hand with a brick thereby ending his career. Shortly later, Julie sees Stoker stumbled out of the alley and rushes to his side as she holds her battered, but proud husband in her arms. She asked for his forgiveness. Then assures him that they both won. Tonight. The setup won the best cinematography award at the nineteen forty-nine con film festival and now it's eggs in the coffee because it's time for our feature presentation. Joining us for today's feature presentation is Raquel Stecher. Raquel. I'm so pleased that you are on the show with us today. Excited to introduce everyone to you. Thank you for coming on, thanks for having me. So for our any of our listeners who are not aware. You are quite the prolific film writer or writer about films, I should say, and you are kind of a one woman machines show on two different, film, blogs, and many other outlets. So I feel like you're probably can summarize it all better and more succinctly than I can. So tell our listeners about who you are. And what you're up to because you do some excellent film writing out. That's a very flattering introduction. Thank you. So I absolutely love movies, and I was very passionate about classic movies in particular. So I started a classic move people over ten years ago called out of the past. It's out of the past blog dot com. So I write about just exclusively. Classic movies on there. It has a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. I'm on I'm on Twitter, all the time talking about movies and through that blog. I've been able to go to the TC 'em classic film festival and see lots of great classic movies on the big screen and interview some special guests, it's been really great experience. And then last year, I started a new movie blog called Cal movies dot com. And that's where I focus on indie cinema and film festivals and foreign cinema. And I also write about classic movies for DVD Netflix and for Turner classic movies. I mean, that's. Very impressive Antea. Obviously, you were where you know. We're in good company here if we clearly have a mutual love for classic movies. I always have a SaaS spot for people who get there. I mean, that's very impressive ten years to have a classic movie blog all the credit to you. Thank you. So I when I approached you to come on the show because I was excited to get you on we chatted a little bit about potential movies to talk about and one the one you suggested and the one we settled on is the setup, and I'm very curious to hear about because this was one there's definitely your suggestion. And I was very excited to talk about it. But I feel kind of based from the moment it came out through. Now, the classic film canon has kind of maybe not entirely forgotten about it. But it gets a little overlooked. Impart at the time. Kirk Douglas is boxing movie champion also came out. And I feel it the breaks just didn't quite go its way. So I'm so curious about your love for this movie. And why you know, what draws you to this film? Well, so I found this film through my very first classic film purchase, which was this five disc box set of film Noir, that I got just for out of the past which obviously name of my blog, but also a really great film Noir. So I watched the setup because I mean, I owned a copy why not and I was like, this is such an amazing film. It marries like two of my favorite John Rhys, which is the sports, film and film Noir. And it doesn't insomuch a great way. And it's at of. I mean, I've seen a lot of movies about boxing. And this is the one movie that has the most boxing in it. So it's just it's just a wonderful film. And it's one of those Goto were in anyone is asked me for a recommendation for classic movie that they'd be interested in and maybe don't know a lot about classic movies. This one's great. Because the if they like sports, and they like something with drama, and this is only like a little over an hour. It's it's a perfect film to watch. All right. Well, I'm glad that we're kind of maybe introducing the film to some of our listeners who maybe hadn't seen it. I hadn't seen it in a very long time. It kind of brought back a flash from the past for me as well. And I mean, as you say this movie does so many things so well, so kind of interestingly as you say, it's an hour and sixteen minutes, but the movie takes place in real time. We see a clock at the beginning of the movie. That's I think ninety five and the movie ends, and it's ten twenty one. I think there's something along those lines. So an hour and sixteen minutes of real time. And as you say, I love the late forties and early fifties in Hollywood cinema because you start to see that blending that hybridize ING of different elements as you say, I mean, this movie is very clearly a sports movie. I mean such a prolonged look at not just the boxing sequence. But just the boxing world that whole mill you, and as well as the male melodrama and bringing in all those film, nor stylings kind of leaving behind the typical detective mystery thriller and bringing it to not your typical space, obviously, there are some kind of crime dealings in this film as well. But it brings that expression Nick, hardboiled style to a different arena, pardon the pun. But it's it's really a fantastic blending of all those things. And I think it does all all of them. Very well. I mean, it was interesting to my research. The film is that Dorje Sherry of ARCO. Wanted to make pictures that were on a be budget, but a quality, and that's shows in this film, because it's it's a short movie it's in real time. But like the attention to detail in the film, elevates it to and it's not melodrama. It's not over the top. It's not overly sentimental. It's as almost as natural as you can get a story about a boxer whose past his prime in has this one last go at it. So that quality is what I think makes it last beyond its years like just go like even years and years later, it's still something that audiences today. Can appreciate because it's it's it's so good. The quality is so good. Absolutely, right. I. It's interesting that you that you say it because it does. I mean, you think of a movie that that length, and you think well is this more of a kind of a b picture, but it's really not. I mean, this is Robert vices Weiss's last film for our KO under his contract there. It's reportedly one of his favorites that he made at ARCO. It was the last film. He edited though, he's not credited is the editor in this. We talked a couple of weeks ago about citizen Kane, obviously, Robert Weiss's, the director editor of citizen Kane. And and he wasn't particularly happy with how the edit was coming along on this film and took it over, and the editing is one of the things I think we'll talk about it. So the pacing of this film. First of all just the length hour and sixteen minutes of real time. But I mean as the fight sequences go on it's hard not to be impressed. I think it was a few other a few more weeks ago that we talked about the Manchurian candidate on classic movie must which features a fight scene. With Frank Sinatra. That is so clunky done. But you give it a pass. It's nineteen sixty two. And you think this movie and nineteen forty nine how well it handles a fight a prolonged fight scene and making it so dynamic so exciting. It's it's really quite impressive to watch. Yeah. I actually heard that episode a little while ago. And when I watched the setup I thought of that conversation, you guys have because it's so much different here because the boxing is so realistic because you have these two people who are boxers who are have had experience boxing who train for the scene. And then Robert rice, it all this work to get it to look as real as possible, and it's a really long boxing sequence. And I mean, even people like professionals who saw it afterwards. We're like, wow that looked real. So the that that's not something that appeared in films at that time in terms of showing a. Fight scene and actually showing real blows that look like like if you were there watching a boxing match, absolutely the I mean, I think rubber wise at excellent coverage of these scenes. I mean the way he's able to kind of have his wide shots to capture the action and then close ups, and then those kind of flare shots of sweat blasting off of off of these guys. And as you mentioned just the attention to detail supposedly are Weise frequented. These kind of amateur boxing clubs in preparation for the film. They brought in a choreographer. I mean, like a professional boxer as a choreographer, and it really shows that attention to detail. This does not come off as kind of a Hollywood interpretation of the boxing's atmosphere. This comes off his so real. And I think in part, and we can start to maybe talk about the war stylings of it as well. It's that kind of gritty realism that this isn't you know, these. Aren't you know, as much as these guys aspire to be champions? This is far from the championship seen as you can get and the kind of realism that we deal with these characters in their space is it's quite moving as well. Yeah, I think. In the DVD. I have Martin Scorsese talks about the film. And he said this where they're having these boxing matches. It's the end of the road this paradise city, which is kind of a funny name for place that seems very downtrodden. And this is just like, yeah. This is not a glorified boxing movie. This is very very gritty and real and almost like down and dirty, and that kind of speaks to that film Noir element to like these duplicitous characters in these shady things going on, and you know, these bad characters coming out of shadows. And also, even like, the the lighting from when Robert Ryan's character. Looks out the window to the the light that's coming from the hotel sign like all those those elements are so great, absolutely. I mean, we can kind of tackle this movie from any number of angles. But there's three kind of sequences that I would kind of hope that we'll we'll dive into a little deeper and one jumping a little bit into the movie is the sequence of once Robert Ryan Scherzer Stoker gets to the locker room of the boxing ring, and his time there in preparation for his fight to me is such an amazing scene. Prolonged seen of him amongst all these other boxers of every generation, and you see very much. I mean his past and his present from this young kid to another boxer very much in his prime which interestingly enough played by James Edwards. So well, and I feel like dealing I've seen a lot of James Edwards lately because he was in the Manchurian candidate, which we talked about now in the setup and we're doing the killing in a couple a couple of weeks, and he is in that film as well. And he's such a great actor, but his character as Luther the kind of on top of his, you know, kind of up and coming, but near his prime has this view of of being a champion. But you when you see the men around him, you wonder if that's even really possibility. And then, of course, gunboat the just completely delusional boxer who you just feel is one punch away from death. These these characters are depicted with such care, their performance the way they reflect the kind of psychological profile of boxer. It's to me. It's it's amazing to watch. I love watching that kind of sequence the locker room. Sequences are my favorite of the fell. I think it's the heart of the movie just to see all these characters in different different stages of their careers. And they're having philosophical discussions like there. Talking about relationships that they have with women in and they won one of the characters played by Darryl Hickman. Like, you had mentioned is in up and coming boxer. This is very first professional fight, and he's terrified. And then you have I think that's there's one of the characters to whose name is Tony, and he's he has a little bible and he's talking about heaven, and he's talking about lake like these these thoughts that he's having about his career. And also what it means for his life to and there's this come rodri- that's going on in the film that like that all happens in the locker room scene. Also, like, I really liked the scenes with Wallace Ford who plays the guy. I don't know. What is is role is exactly, but he's taking care of everybody's taking care of their wounds, wrapping the bandages on their hands. That's another tension detail like. You see all the little things that go into boxing like getting treated before. And after. And you had mentioned James Edwards, and that's super interesting because the main character was supposed to be African American. So I thought it was interesting to have his character there, even though he doesn't have a very strong world. But maybe it's a little throwback to the source material saying like, oh, hey, you know, this story was originally supposed to be about an African American boxer rubber Weise apparently saying that he wouldn't have had any problem casting African American actor, but didn't Arcadio didn't have anyone that they felt was a star. You know, big enough star to carry the film. Although, you know, even though he may not have been star James said words, I think would have been more than up to the task if they wanted to direction he's so good as Luther is kind of the admirations. He has for these older, boxers even though I mean, it's right. The delusion that often these all of them have the evidence is all there that this is not a a life of success and happiness. But you get and you and I love that you brought up Darryl Hickman character this young kid. Who is terrifying? The scene when you can tell he's nervous. And then this other boxer comes in talking about how he just completely defeated this guy. And then he goes and throws up because of the fear. I love that. How it's then juxtaposed with him coming back after winning his first fight. And now, you can just tell that he has that same addiction that all of these other men have chasing that glory. It's you can see he's now just on that same path that they're all on how long before, you know, all of these men are gunboat, and I think that's so fantastic. Because he's like the on the opposite spectrum of Robert Ryan's character with this being has very first fight. And I just want to like throw in something that I actually met Darryl Hickman at the San classic film festival. I interviewed him. And I was so nervous. I forgot to ask him about this movie. And I'm like. Oh, my favorite movie of his too. But that was pretty cool just to be able to have met somebody who was in this movie. But I also really liked to that robberies. Character Stoker is remembering his first fight. He says, oh, it was twenty years ago in Trenton, New Jersey, and what does kinda cool because it parallels Robert Ryan's real life because he used to box in college, and that was about twenty years ago from the time where they film this movie, and he had read the novel that the the long poem that the story was based on he read it in college. So he has his own trajectory as well remembering his own boxing past to. And I think it's I mean, I don't know if you agree. But it seems like it just shows these as you say Robert Ryan boxed in college. I mean, it just the sense of realism around these people in. In this setting. And obviously we'll get to the fight sequence itself. But it comes off so offensive. And but I appreciate how they balance it to show that you know, I think the Hollywood interpretation of boxing is the fight. And this film really gives the fair balance of saying what are the men doing when they're not fighting how much time to think to, you know, get caught up in their own thoughts their own philosophies their own delusions. It's to me. It's so compelling that this film is balanced between very much the prefight and then the fight. And obviously we get the post fight itself, which we'll get to. I'm curious before we get to the fight itself. How do you? What do you make of this relationship between Robert Ryan and Audrey totter character? Julie which I think is so it's a nice twist, even though this is so much of a Noir that they are a married couple. She clearly supports her. Her husband. She is in. She is not offend fatale. By any means, you know, breaking that trend. She's there to support her husband. She wants to be there. But she can't she's been defeated before before. He has that you know, the love there. She can't watch him. Take these beatings anymore. I think it's it's a common trope in boxing movies to have the long suffering wife. They're kind of having to deal with this. But this even more so in this film because she really cares about her husband. And she just sees how he's suffering. I mean, he's had a long string of losses and some in one scene. She's talking about how two hours after really brutal match. He doesn't even remember her name. She's very concerned about him. What I think her character brings to this is the. I mean, there's there's a lot going on. We know something bad's going to happen to him. But it it brings gravitas to the story. Like there's repercussions beyond him of what happens to him it affects other people too. And she she brings that balance to the story, which I think is really necessary. I love the moment when she decided she is going to go to the match and takes a half a step in the door. And you get that blast of the crowd. And she just can't do it. I mean, I think to me it's such a powerful moment. And then at the end, you know, you really don't know like the implication, are they have they broken up is this the end of their relationship, potentially. She has her meal and she has vegetable soup waiting for him in his hotel room under the assumption that he lost. He's not going to be able to chew he's only going to have like soup, but she's still there for him. It's I heard little ark of suffering while not even being in the room with him is is quite compelling in its own way. And I love how Robert Ryan expresses how much her relate like their relationship means to him. Because is when he does see her step in for that one moment he thinks she'll be there. And there's like this. He has this various. Kiss grin. But there's almost like the satisfation that like comes over him. And you feel like, wow, he has the support. He thinks he has the support of his wife, and it kind of gives him a boost for when he goes into the ring. And then when he's actually in the ring any sees that empty chair any gets any gets concerned about that league. You you have these very small moments where no dialogue is really spoken or he's asking where's section it. 'cause he really wants to know if she's there, but he's expressing a lot of this love for her. Because he really cares. What she thinks. It's a very tender love story that's kind of embedded in. What is very very gritty film. Absolutely. Well, said I and then before we get to the fight the last two characters I think we're talking about because I mean credit to this film, the on samba of characters who have varying degrees of roles, but each character, I think brings so much in their personality and kind of the persona they bring but. Stoker's manager and his coach if you will tiny red. I think are so well done. It's so sad. I mean, the idea that he as a manager you're taking a bribe to have your your boxer lose. But you don't even believe in your boxer enough to tell him about it that he's just going to lose. Anyway, I mean, it's kind of heartbreaking Prentice, but the two of them in that role by the time. This episode airs the previous week will have done an episode on Gilda, and we talk a little bit about how that film kind of breaks the mold with more of an own fatality FM fatal. And you get a little bit of that here as well with the element of these are the two guys who are literally supposed to be in his corner. And they completely betray his trust in the end. And they just I mean, there's something even more, you know, infuriating about that. They just run away at the end of this. And you never see them again. Yeah. And they're what I love about. It is that they're not on the same exact level of deceit. Right. Like with tiny. He's all in. He's not gonna tell Stoker about the deal. He's the one that's collected the money. He's the one. That's keeping it under wraps but red is kind of wavering in between. He's not sh- case keeps telling tiny you need to tell him you need to tell him. And when they do tell him at the very end one of the things, that's really interesting comparison comparing those characters with Robert Ryan Stoker is that soaker doesn't want to do it. He he wouldn't actually throw the fight. He's got a good chance to win. And also that's not even in his character. He's like a he's a decent guy. He doesn't want to do this. You know? Thing just for money. Like, he he wants he wants to do this for himself and for his pride and for his work as a boxer. So I think it's interesting to compare those characters to him. But also that. Yeah. That tiny and read are kind of doing this deceit. But they're not they're like you have read kind of wavering between that was interesting. I think it's interesting how they both kind of they both want him to lose. And they go about it in different ways. Right. Tiny wants him to just go out there and throw punches because he thinks he'll just get totally knocked out. And you could tell red cares. More about Stoker in the sense of like, I want him to lose. But maybe if he just plays it more defensively, he'll lose and not get completely demolished at the same time. But yeah, they're they're. Deceit of him is is something that's runs almost the course of the entire movie. And it's it's it's heartbreaking to watch. But I think that kind of brings us to the fight scene itself. Which is now where you get kind of the technical elements of this film cinematography gets very interesting the editing is so well paced and then as well. And I want to talk about which I'm sure we will is just kind of the onset of the whole scene to me. What's as almost as fascinating as the fight is the audience itself, and how much attention Robert Weiss spends on the people and the personalities of people who come to these boxing matches one of my favorite parts of this movie is those those people in the audience, and they have their own characters and their own kind of storylines. Great. Absolutely. I mean, I guess already on it. They paint this very vivid picture of this amateur boxing world from the very beginning. We think we. It's actually a nice callback. Where we see this double date, if you will at the outside the boxing match, it seems like this is just killing time until we meet the main characters, and the one woman is like the last time, I came I can't even I couldn't even open my eyes. And then as this fight goes on. She is you know, we come back to her and she's like a total advocate for the bloodshed. If you will. She gets super into it. She's the one she's the one rooting him on is at the very beginning of the match. Someone is like get a wheelchair, you know, making fun of him because he's older, and then she gets into it. And she's like, yeah, she gets really bloodthirsty and she's like get him get him. It's great great moment. And you see how fickle the audiences because I'm not mistaken. She spends early parts of this fight rooting for Stoker's opponent tiger Nelson and her along with many of the other characters they begin the fight rooting for this younger guy wanting, you know, get rid of this old guy. But as the fight goes on as Stoker asserts himself, it becomes this underdog story where everyone in a blink of an eye shifts to rooting for Stoker. And it shows you how how fickle an audience can be. And how passionate is well, you know, my I have a particular affinity to the to the blind man who has to be led led into the boxing and described it the all the action by his friend, and he is equally bloodthirsty and have one second where he's like glad that Stoker's about to get his I completely closed. And then the next totally rooting for Stoker. And it's those it's so side personalities that bring so much personality so much atmosphere to this movie. And I want to mention a couple other characters. There's the there's the guy who's listening to the baseball game on the portal portable radio. And I think I remember hearing that rubber Weiss had seeds something like that at a boxing match and put that into the script. It's a fantastic detail. Yeah, that's a fantastic detail and one thing I should have mentioned earlier. But there's there's a great scene at the very beginning of the movie where the actor Frank Richards play. As bat who's like, the guy who sending sense and sorry selling the programs for the matches. And he's an older guy. He's like, hey, you know, get this get this like newspaper, whatever and then this newsboy much younger. He's selling newspapers stands right in front of them and kind of gets his customers. And he says, hey, you know, I'm trying to sell newspapers here, and he's like wanted to go take a walk, right? And it's a great dynamic between an older guy and a younger guy, and how that competes like someone at the beginning of their career and someone who's already kind of maybe towards the end of their career that mirrors what's going on with Robert Ryan's character Stoker and the younger boxer tiger Nelson who's fighting. But then also bat the character who's selling. These is the these programs is the only one who actually believes the Stoker can win. And at the end, he's the one who's congratulating him because once the manager and the assistant tiny red have left. That's all he has. That was super interesting. Yeah. And yeah, exactly the, you know, that's an interesting point. I hadn't necessarily thought of. Yes. He's the only one left at the end of this fight to really congratulate Stoker even these ardent fans who've now become so passionate in there. They clear out immediately and things move on. And you realize how little how how brief how non lasting this these moments are as everyone leaves? And as you say, he's really the only person there to really even help this man out of the ring after the fight put his put his robe on him. And and yes, it's an excellent foreshadowing of the themes of this film, and in in that brief moment that opens the film, and it's that kind of an an hour sixteen minute movie. How jam packed. This whole film is. No time is wasted non everything. Everything is significant. No question. So as you say, I think the first time I watched this movie. I was quite surprised that we see the four rounds at this that this fight goes in full, we there's no editing in the sense of lip. Sing time cutting anything out they're gonna show you this entire fight. But they are going to, you know, not do it in a in any sort of what's the word listless way. I mean, this is a very dynamic fight sequence. That really keeps you on the edge of your seat in terms of we have a sense that Stoker is gonna probably win given that this is a movie, but the ups and downs of this fight the kind of the back and forth. It's it's I mean, it makes for a very compelling. Fight scene. Yeah. No, I agree. I mean, the the attention to realism in the actual fighting. Ng? But then also how the the secret that's being held from Stoker kind of starts to unravel as match goes is super interesting and how the like the characters like little boy and his assistant whose name I'm sorry. I'm forgetting who they look over to tiny and read like, hey, what's going on wise, and he giving up like, and then it starts to unravel at the same time as the boxing matches happening. It's it's just like all this attention to like, you have a really great boxing match. But then you have the audience, and then you have these characters on the side at the ring, and you have all these elements, and it just makes for a fantastic sequence. Yes, exactly. You have all these kind of parallel lines of action. And if you were to just watch four rounds of boxing, it would almost be like. Well, okay. Is this? What are we really doing here? But it is that very much that balance of these off the evolution of the audience. The kind of sorted action. That's going on with little boy his girlfriend who's taking bets from people in the audience. Great little addition to I liked her character. Yes. Yeah. Exactly. It's totally unnecessary character. But at the same time, it's what moves that scene forward where as soon as you like all right? Well, this boxing's meeting a little long, you can cut to and see the evolution. As you say. The looks the subtlety of the performance between little boy and his forget his name as well. But is his henchmen in the ring the box all of these guys. And then of course, Gus and an extremely tiny red and their looks of fear as their as Stoker starts to do. Well, gives you that kind of. Understanding of what's going on. And keeps you so engaged in the sequence. And then of course, you have some, you know, such fantastic shots as the start of the round the camera being underneath Stoker's stool and kind of in between his legs, you get the view of his opponent. I mean, there's no question you brought up Martin Scorsese earlier the extent to which this film goes onto not clear Zo, clearly inspire films like raging bull. But just giving us a language for shooting boxing, film, that would clearly goes on to this very day through rocky and now creed and all of these movies what what a debt they owe to this film. And one thing too is what I love about. This whole sequence is how it gets into Stoker's head like you have that one scene old that one shot where he's struggling to get up pennies kind of on all fours eight looks up and there's a sinus as over thirty five. And that's that's like. This assign of how he's feeling his age. And how this is a struggle. He's going up against or there's a moment where he's lying on back. And he's almost you. They're doing the countdown and everything and he's having a moment. Trying to figure out if he's going to be able to get up. Those are just this stuff that that makes the so it makes it entertainment. But it also it makes it a quality film because it's just not like you said, it's not just four matches of boxing. And that's all you're seeing. You're seeing all these other elements that help you understand the story. But also keep you interested and you get such insight. I think throughout into the kind of psychology of this particularly Stoker, but all these I mean, there's such a kind of character and psychological element to the film. That is never as you say with these kind of details in these little moments that might only last few few seconds. But it gives you that insight into how they're actually feeling in a very. The real way that that obviously aligns us as the audience even more with him and our desire to see him succeed. But also, you know, this isn't a surface level depiction of boxer on the rise. As you say. I mean, we know we we hope he's going to win. But we don't actually feel. He has any shot at real success. We just want him to have his moment. Yes. Yeah. We're all rooting for him. Absolutely anything else. You want to talk about in regards to the boxing scene before we move onto kind of the after the boxing scene in the kind of action that proceeds from there. No, actually, I do want to mention one thing too is the I like to call out the use of makeup in this film in terms of like the attention to detail that they put on the cauliflower ears and the cuts on the face like they do it in a way that looks like. Yeah, these are boxers who are fighting and they got hurt in. There's like little little bit of blood in certain places in it's done in a way that looks real. But you know, sometimes people complain about classic movies going over the top. These this is not over the top. This is a very realistic depiction of what it would look like to have been in the match. And I thought that was another detail that was interesting in the boxing elements, especially in the locker room scene, and in this scene as how it progresses you see the cuts and you see the little the little injuries that they get on their on their face. And you're like, wow, this is real that's an excellent. Point. It does come off mean you don't see through it in this lightest. And it does make it that much more offensive. Yeah. Absolutely. Great point. So Stoker wins this fight. And you know, he's obviously thrilled with himself. But as we as we mentioned earlier completely alone. Immediately is not there to be with him. He he only has his his friend. And and then he, you know, he has Gus for a moment, but then that all comes crumbling down as little boy comes to confront him in the locker room, and what from now until you know, the pretty much the end of the film. What I find interesting is the turn that this film takes to the darkness of Noir. Because while there's there's most certainly suspense to the fight scene. This is a suspense that borders on horror when he is leaving, you know, when he has to he knows that he's fleeing for his life, essentially, I'm curious what you think. Of that sequence because I get so tense watching him walk the halls and then run a run across the vacant arena. It's masterfully done. So I've seen this film. Well, over twenty thirty times, I don't even know how many times I've seen it every time. I see him not even in the scene where he's confronted by little boy in the locker room. But when he like you said when he goes into the empty ring. And then he hears a noise, and then he's running I get so scared, and even though I know was going to happen. I kind of don't want to believe it. And I want to thank he'll make it to the hotel to Julie in time. And it'll be fine. But yet it's so well done and the tension is built up so beautifully. And it is just terrifying. What happens to him and how it's shot and the lighting and that boxing ring being Mt. Just like you can tell it's an omen of something. That's really really bad. It's about the happen. Absolutely. When he before he crosses that boxing ring when he's in the hallway, I mean, it really feels like I have to remind myself, this isn't a horror film, and there's not a monster. That's about to pop out of somewhere because it feels like ripe for a jump scare. I mean, the way the very the expression is stick lighting that he uses the use of shadow. I mean, it's it's gorgeous in a terrifying way. And then once he makes it out into the alley, and you have these four men kind of bearing down on him as he tries to flee yet in vain. It's I mean, it really does start to feel like you're now in some sort of monster film of some sort. I mean, it's and then you have this kind of glory this last he goes out in a blaze of glory if you will. It's but it's quite it's quite something. To contrast the fight that ends this film with the fight. That spends the bulk of the movie, which is kind of the honorable boxing match. Now, you have the back alley brawl, and it feels totally different feels like the back alley brawl versus a fight a boxing match. And at this whole sequence is just fantastic. I loved the lighting or he's like Robert Ryan's coming out of the dark into the light. And there's some moments where you feel hopeful like, there's a moment where you see him coming into the light. And he sees the hotel sign, and you think he's there's some hope that he'll make it across the street. And then those four characters come up and block him, you know, oh, shoot something's about to happen. But then there's also when they pant him to the ground, and he gets one nice punch too little boy and little boys lip starts to bleed. And you know, like, okay, he's a victim. But he's also. Not a victim. Like he did his best to get out of that situation to fight back with all that he had. So I think those are nice touches that kind of add to the horror of the scene, but also kind of make you feel like good about championing this character. He just let them do whatever he fought back. Yeah. He he exactly this is a man who he clearly cares about being the best boxer. He can be and recalls. He doesn't want to fight these guys. He just wants to go on with his life. But at the same time, you kind of it recalls early on when he's talking with Julie. And he says to her, you know, a fighter has to fight. And he reaches that point as you say, he's not going to completely bow down to these men when there's no other option left. He gives it his best. And you think even in that fight there might be he almost is able to escape, but this is nor influenced after all and when he gets. It's finally pinned down. You do get the satisfaction of that punch. But you know, it's over, and you wonder a little bit about how what you know, to what extent these gangsters going to hurt him. And frankly, obviously, the film ends on a positive note in the sense that they give him the excuse to finally retire. And Julie's obviously thrilled about it Stoker. I'm sure feels a little bit differently. But understand it's probably for the best. And he's got to go out a winner. But you have that balance of as good as noble and strong as Stoker is he you know. You know, ultimately loses to the to the circumstances of the situation, which is so trademark of Noir. And he and one another trademark to is that we don't actually see him being having his hand crushed by the brick like, we don't actually see that. Because it pans over to shadow of jazz players, and then the music is turned up. So we don't actually get to see him like we see him pinned down. But we don't actually get to see the Taliban. What they're doing to them, which is kind of a relief after all that boxing. We saw earlier right? Also enough that we know something really bad is going to happen or is happening in this immanent. And one thing I think is is interesting too is after after they've abandoned him, and he's kind of stumbling trying to get up and there's that couple who's on the fire escape, and they just think he's a drunk guy. And they say one of the character says boy, he boy has he got a snow. Hopefull? And I think that's that's one thing about this movie that maybe is talked about very much is that there's all these really great lines. Like, oh, yeah. That's like eggs in the coffee, and there's all these little colloquialisms that are so nineteen forties and some of them I had to look up because they didn't know what they meant. But it kind of adds a charm to the movie too. And it gives it a nice sense of place in time. Because I mean, I could even just go through this movie tried to make a list of all of them because there are so many. But I think that's also that whole sequence to as to kind of like almost the pace of a situation that they don't even believe that. He's a victim of something. They just think he's a drunk guy who just got got himself into that situation. Absolutely. Yeah. That's that's a great point about the dialogue. I mean again it fits the situation. So well, if you're in a small town and the kind of. It's just you know, that kind of a night out where people are probably a little drunk, and it's a boxing arena, and all these things, and you have that dialogue. That is not. Is not glamorous. It's not Hollywood and it fits nineteen forties. Smalltown america. Very well. I forgot I forgot about the eggs in the coffee line. That is I laugh about that one as well. That's a great line. I think tiny says that when he's arranging the deal. Oh, it's in the coffee. There's another person who says, oh, we'll give you an apple orchard. And I'm like, this is great. I love these lines. Just add personality d. It's also I mean, you mentioned the music that plays in the shadow of the band on the wall. Which is a great moment where we understand exactly what's happening. But we don't it's better. It's obviously invokes for more magic nation that we don't see what's happening. And you know, it reminds me as well as you know, it's it's easy, especially the nineteen forties. Where Hollywood is about kind of seamless storytelling where you don't necessarily want to the audience to be aware of the sound design of a movie at this in this era. But it's so well done in the sense of moments like that when I mentioned earlier about Julie going into the arena, and then throughout that kind of sound of roaring crowd is kind of haunting her during her time. Kind of wandering the city at night. You know, it's kind of what it's the sound of. And the, you know visuals of that little boxing game in the arcade that sends her away even though she's starting to have a moment of of happiness. And it's I mean as we've been talking about throughout for. For a movie that I think in other hands would have kind of started to become a b picture that was meant for just kind of the visual entertainment of boxing. This is really a very well crafted very deliberately crafted movie, and that's where we get all these kind of psychological elements, and what makes it stand the test of time that it's it's still so compelling to watch now in two thousand nineteen I I totally agree with you. And I I really like what the point you're making about the character. Julie played by Audrey totter. She is very much haunted by this whole boxing life. And as you said she's trying to choose just walking around, and she sees all these couples, and they're having fun. And then this one couple has like they're playing like little boxing game. And then when she sees like one of the toys hit the other toy she's like, she starts to feel again what what what her husband's going through. And then she finds that solitude on the overpass like is this. Ethic. That's really interesting something I had noticed or paid attention to as much as that. Yes. She's really haunted by this and she's trying to find solace. But it keeps coming back to her keeps haunting her absolutely. And the film. I like that the film doesn't forget about her from beginning to end we her journey, and it's a short film. So we don't necessarily go that much indepth, and she has no one particularly to talk to. But we see just on the subtlety of performance of her being confronted with situations and kind of her how she reacts to them where we understand in a very human way the pain she's going through. I think that adds definitely a nice dimension to the film. An added layer that that keeps you invested throughout. Anything anything else that jumps to mind as you? I mean, I mean, I defer to you twenty to thirty times having watched this movie. I mean, that's that's like an achievement unto itself. I thought I saw it on the big screen for the first time last year at the Grauman's Egyptian in Los Angeles and Eddie Muller from the Fillmore foundation. Also, he's hosted in warr alley on he introduced it. And he had somebody read part of the poem that the story was based on. I thought that was super interesting, and I I looked up the poem. I haven't read it yet. But I marked Tarita, and I think it's interesting that we talked about before how it was an African American character. But also at the spoiler alert at the end of the novel or the long poem. He dies. He's he passes out on a train track and gets hit by train. And I think, wow, I'm grateful that this film had a happier ending. Then the original story because that's awful, so bad. But I like that there's hope at the end of this movie, you know, like at the beginning of the movie, they're talking about maybe him having his own little restaurant or something or having another business as long as he could get some more fights in him, and in like, Audrey totter character, Julie knows now that now that his hand has been like, basically demolished by brick, and he can't fight anymore that they have this new hope of another life where she's not haunted by what's going to happen to her husband. If he's going to die in the next fight. So I love that. There's it's a greedy film. But there's this beautiful hopeful moment at the end, it is you do have this hopeful moment. I can't you know at the same time it's war, and you can't help but feel like he probably only one a little bit of money tonight. So it's like are they in fact going to be able to open a business, and then I even if they're happy I still. And it's the power of that locker room scene. I always drawn back to those other guys and your heart goes out for them where you know, Luther and the young kid and gun boat. And you're just like man, those guys aren't on a good path. And they're so vividly drawn in such a short period of time that it's it's amazing. How those characters stay with you. But also credits Robert ranks. I think his performance Stoker is absolutely fantastic. And this is such a brutal sport. I mean, it's it's you know. Yeah, I give you said these guys are not gonna have a really great future. In terms of like, I mean, they might have boxing success. But the sport is so brutal on the body. You know that they're in for pain and suffering in the future and one thing too about this film because it's so focused on boxing is. They say that the more specific story is the more universal. It is in it. When I think about this movie really is about somebody who it is somebody about who's at the end of their career, maybe at a crossroads in their life. But he's also about somebody who doesn't have anybody who has faith in him. He's got this one guy the guy who sent sell. It sells the programs who has faith in him. But like pretty much no one else has faith in him. And he has to have faith in himself that he can accomplish this thing that almost seems impossible. And that speaks to so many people like there's always time in our lives that we feel like while I wanna -ccomplish this. But it seems impossible, and I don't have the support to find the support within myself. So I think that's one of the great things about this film is that it's so specific, but it can speak to so many people that you brought that up because I think as you say the universality of it where you can see how that story. In that kind of arc would appeal in nineteen forty nine two. The American male who you know, pro most likely has returned now from World War Two is trying to figure out how to really fit in is trying to kind of recapture a glory since passed or, you know, having feel like they didn't get their Chan real chance at glory and trying to fit back in. And as you say, I think it speaks very much to the culture at that moment. But at the same time as you say the more specific, you can make something speak to a specific moment, it's bound to resonate. And I find it so compelling now any other final thoughts Raquel. Not that. I can think we taught we cover quite a lot. Actually. I mean, we have an expert right here with us. You're you're an advocate for this movie. And I'm glad you are because I think as I mentioned earlier on it. It got a little overshadowed when it released. Chan champion with Kirk Douglas kind of stole the limelight. For variety of reasons. But this movie, it's what it does cinematic Lii is. So is so compelling, I think it's it's rare that you see especially a sports movie that holds up this. Well, this many years later, and then how well it's you know, it's Mark on the boxing genre in general is undeniable. So it's it's absolutely worth study and hour and sixteen minutes. It's rare that you get to watch such a compelling movie in such a short period of time, and it's one of those films, you can watch and then watch again immediately after because you could watch it the first time for the drama, and then the second time for maybe the details that you want to relish on a second viewing that you might have not paid too much attention to on the first so you could watch this twice in the time. It would take to watch a contemporary movie. There you go. There's. Keep recommending it to people because I just think it's one of those gateway films classic movies when they're like hundred if I like white movies, though, you gotta watch this one you like it. We're in the right place to talk about classic movies for sure. And I think it's it's it's speaks to everyone recall. I'm so glad you were able to join us and talk about it. I hope I hope we'll get you back on the show in the future. Because this was a fun chat. Tell tell our listeners where they can find you one more time because I'm sure they will want to read what you're writing. So my blog is out of the past blog dot com, and I write about new movies on Cal movies dot com. And I'm on Twitter a lot love talking about movies there at recall Stecher despite name, and I have a YouTube channel that goes with my blog is YouTube dot com slash out of the past blog. And if you go to my websites, I have links everywhere. And if you go to like, the TC Sam tumbler, I have a couple articles a month on there that you can check out very cool. Well, rick. Thank you so much. This was a great shet-. And I hope we get to talk more soon. Yes. Thank you so much. 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#104 - Blake Stoker of Blake's BBQ

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#104 - Blake Stoker of Blake's BBQ

"The comment. Now. The need. No the eat. Now, I got job. Doug, Obama deputy buckle razor amid tacked on with the. The. On on the land beef. Hello, catching hell. The thanks for listening to the best barbecue show this week. I'm talking to Blake Stoker of lakes barbecue in Dresden, Tennessee soon to be Martin, Tennessee. And he's just a great young, dude. We met over Instagram and we've run into each other on his many trips to Texas to try Texas barbecue to learn Texas barbecue, and he is really put in the work excited to see what he creates. He's going from trailer to a restaurant over the next year. And he's a pretty awesome guy. And I think you'll enjoy this conversation, and thanks again this whole year listening to the best barbecue show. And I'm here with Blake Stoker of Blake's barbecue in Dresden, Tennessee smarten. It's good Spanish Murphy. Snow? It gets better than that. Breakfast. Snows is about as good as it gets on a Saturday for me network, especially in beautiful weather, this maybe the nap afterwards that's about all. Dr I'm the Texas marb acute trip from Tennessee chauffeur officially. This is your third trip in the same amount of months since in twenty third trip since October and you doing research for your new restaurant. You're getting to know the barbecue people you kinda just enthusiasm while is in getting inspired, folks. Like the mayor's job rather ten yesterday. But a lot of time with this dropping info knowledge. Notes. Yeah. Sister segment one. Yeah. You know, eat barbecue even at same time. Trying to be productive in earnings stuff and meeting folks and all that stuff, but you've been putting it away with how many places you go yesterday four. I guess three. We only voted scourge around eighty two, but both places hours. Have gotten around the I think, I'm. This trip put me in like thirty takes his murky spots. I think twenty four top fifty several ten I've been trying to put them away. Most on these trips are for trying to hit new places. This trip has been a little more focused on. Show. My sister. That made to be saying your sister is going to be helping you with the restaurant. Yeah. She's gonna be my my brain's Fernan house. I like to focus more on the quality and all that stuff and trying to get better about me more. Well, rounded, you know, business-minded she's helping me she'll be organization. Well, don't you think it's mart? When you're when you're building something like this to parse things out. So that you can focus on the food. Someone else can focus on the customer experience. And then that way each thing gets a higher fall. Absolutely. And I mean, everybody has their you know, straights. They bring that Senate on that saying about shrink is cooking. Great Mark Cuban, I try to make it that way. And I have a heart. I have town. Town the other aspects, and there's the barbecue going down just really only ten percent of what goes into restaurant. So haven't heard in another parents. And hopefully, put in place much good people have shrinks gonna need some sort of Baker making pies and all that stuff too. But like I'm going to be more focused on stuff. Like that anything, you know, you can have a full dessert menu to a hope to. Yeah. I mean, I in some form. I don't know if busy lavender's well is mama Miller stuff. Truth and all that stuff. But yeah. To to have, you know, you know, in my show, I don't like to compare to much. So you don't worry about you get to be you have to worry about being good as anyone else church as you made Scott been talking this morning. Like, you always say the best is worse imprint I'm not I'm done with trying to say, oh, this is my I had three people truth that morning asking what was my favorite now might really notes. He said it was splitting hairs trying to figure out the best. I mean, once you get in the threat show that white once you're here. It's hard to there's not a lot of move. March or salt here. You know, the no there's like truth headed ruined salty out there, Mark. I'm guy worked. Well for me. Then me nigga, west salty salt heavy voices. Nine is. Reever just know. Like we remember when the non one pepper that. Also does we will out with spots Bevere, but not not fit? Elderly whitey's, quite as well with all the. If you go back, I think I talked to him on the Mike about it. But he talks all the time about how depending on if you're looking at by weight or by volume, you know, the nine to one is it varies it varies. But it, you know, the ideas that it's a lot more pepper. You know, that's that's kind of the Miller family signature, and you see when you're putting together your menu. You know, a lot of the stuff I see making the classics. You have some kind of Blake twists or things that you're gonna be thrown in there. I wanna keep it mostly classic Gingrich. I wanted to risk ribs for Turkey sausage. You know, the basic staple five or six proteins, really. Well. More basic, but really good. You know, the beans salad, swallow, MAC and cheese. Get the basics down, Pat, and you know, not for fake things perfection. But as we can do in delve into expansion eighty do. Do you know like on Fridays have the straw house? Straubing brisket says if I were tech that my mid news. They were they were basically, maybe not a ride, but. Pretty well already and quick myself. What's the process for the Strommen e the is it like a seven day? So I like to go depend on the size brisket and how much time I didn't have minimum thirteen days. Scared push apparently seventeen days, and I guess I could increase my, you know, at allies with the. I'm not gonna increase my solution. Wherever you call it to make quicker process. I know there are some seven day brands now, you can do wet like, for instance, I hear mine when thing that involves is a whole lot of fridge space because you can't stack whenever you're and you can't like stack four in the same container. They've each got have their own container. So that's one thing that sure restricts have much stronger can have on a given. Friday's how much bridge base I have literally one container. I've never tried stack in bell reach. I used to research all this. And that thing I've ever read the research said you pretty much have to go into busy. Ball, you know after? Catching. I know some people even lacking Jay heard a little injecting. I know that that speeds up for sure like I've even talked to God. Say museum. Jackie. Day before and had only work. Really? Well, he's not bad, man. Right. And especially like bridge space, especially when you're trying to do several in down. Well, if you if you're doing. It takes thirteen days, and you do just on Fridays. So I own. Mid week. Yeah. It's like I have I have to make sure all like, okay. This Winstead I need to be starting working my calendar. As you're going in marketing, you know, it is. What's what's today today? The twenty seven April twenty seven. May whatever that would be may tenth or whatever says pretty hard to not hard. You know, it's nice as we've done. Here got probably a whole fridge full for in perpetuity because that's two weeks equity. So I've usually got two batches one that's just one week out. Sometimes I guess technically got especially if on two different day day or something have three different matches in fridge or whenever fringe base. I could find one time for space our up we're in our first week three and a half years ago. Never never racing. So the new place you're going to have a giant walk in. Or what wasting I've been one mystery. He's been about asking folks, like Diskin them millers and John rather than y Carne Whitworth. What size is your. Kian Joni heaven freezer, you know, what what is folks get away with not even having a freezer. I think I want into state had haven't walk in freezers. Probably just the standup say my trailer now for you know, whatever. But yeah walking. I'm scared. I know that I don't know there's no over. No, there's there's no such thing as too much. It can always be used always. Giant room? You gotta keep cold during that's hatful cherry. Volumes enough that it's all we can do to keep keeping and are you using the smokers. You've got now are you ordered some nuance or what I don't have a knee. I'm renting five hundred gallon tank, Franklin style, Franklin stout. They might dad in his hand. We have scattered born back down and his form hand Jack trades wilder with green Chenier condemning literally. So they built those I guess four years ago the end in twenty fifteen. On those ever since then we're about to I'm trying to walk down to cope with housing gallon tanks to start building now thousand gallon to add so. Pardon me, hopes that gets me through the I would awhile hopes that open up and even got to five hundred thousand we're like, okay. It's time to start out in the next one. So with a line, you know of us visits. Tony Franklin's downwind other parts like well now moving through Twitter. So. The line to be that long. But but but we should be thirty minutes. Exactly. And so you're you've got the the space. You're building it out. You got the smokers. It's cool that. In a world where there's two or three companies that are starting to, you know, have one two three year waiting list, this cool that you guys were building your own. Do you are you part of the design team there? I was in school whenever the last year made whenever I come home on the weekend or something like that. Nice. Combing college state. So I was three and a half hours away. This town being come home is created to check on them. That wasn't very involved. Sadly in the build out those just because I was way this I hope to be involved, which I'm bad to be really busy Amore is probably ten question being Texas be back on. But I'm impressed time you taking the the travel minute school. You worked at the Houston barbecue that is awesome disciplined as all these trips. You know, there's folks like Scott evade that manoeuvre. The first time I've been known who was communicate via social media since you had that episode. You know? Best way. All right, right. Communicate in for two years, but never met person. So Houston murky fans, I'm Paki finally end. I couldn't even start you willing to Cohen wrestle. Jimmy Kennedy Patrick feed a lot of those guys autumn. I only know through social media and hang out with have coffee and more. More and sit around and talk sevice really do feel like it's a United see a lot of people doing this from the west coast, east coast all over you feel like it's almost kind of paying Amish to the the scene to like be 'cause you're part of the scene. I mean, like for sure most of the people, I know in the text pharmacy know who you are. You know, you're that guy in Tennessee. It's going to become here's school for me to be over there. We've through Houston. You have thirteen hours away from home bound myself. And in a matter seeps day us, I had one meal alone now with somebody in the marquee fan. Me. Calway owner way row eight net. Sick with me, you know, talking shop all that stuff. So short in a matter. Six days thirteen hours away. I was only on sale for one meal, and then it nine. Sweden to go. Visit the next place. Over somewhere else. We wanna you know, is really cold. So far away from home never been Mon. That's how I feel about. When I go on these trips pay for hotel doesn't really matter because I'm literally gonna close my eyes in the moment. They open them out barbecue. Exactly. Yeah. I'm pretty simple as it is very materialistic. So. Travel camper. Did you can just out front be first in line everywhere? That would be and they were into all that and how much trap more traveling new and the Knicks sort of wind doing all this third trip in her and a half months because I'm right? I'm mad at me walk down. Three years, maybe five years. Maybe maybe not as down. We'll feel like you have a opening date or like a specific you feel like you're you're comfortable deciding this place is going to open up here. No hard day. I would want to thank things continue going as well as they have it can be eleven or twelve months, but I'm also not. So thank you could be as much as sixteen or eighteen months. Thanks, though. So far with the process, but things are gonna happen that may sit back. Roy sits back to. All I can say is hopefully eleven to sixteen months, sixteen months, probably go a little bit awry, but we'll say you've been making friends because it's not a big city. So you got a little more access to the city and the code like, you gotta go through a lot of paperwork or. Work me doing like right now. Like last week every morning. I was in a meeting with. Scenario planner one more. Had a revised at a zoning word meeting five thirty one even and but other more. Engineer contracting pointed our trying to get. Quote together trying to finalize plans, but I know that you know, the final plans probably won't be. You know? Because since talking to yesterday. Sean would have been, you know, the base base point. And he's like, you're going to need a lot more kitchen space, and we had that in mind, but it took help for him to really confirm that. So. You know, there's a lot of work to be doing meetings. This is part of in. You know, we're trying to make the most of it and not not do dribble. We do like, okay. This is gonna be productive. You know, I like being productive. Whether it's shopping. You know, the day before came out here. I didn't have a meeting going on with. Greener. It's going to burn better means down split wit on a pretty day. I can't sit around. Maybe. That's why do you know? My verse gets Ryan thirteen fourteen hours to green in that time. I don't sit down for ten minutes. Maybe watch if I've got myself. Oh, snack smokers. Do you think? There's a. Barbecues hardware, people who do tend to like hard work. Do you think? It's also I mean, there's not many businesses where you can go to someone's restaurant, and they'll sit down and tell you how to design your restaurant doubt any kind of like, it's not like you went and hired him to consult you just kinda stop by your things you come. Other. Explain to other folks, I've even I try not to explain it. You know, until you go experience, it's like snows until you come experience, it, you know, I thought I had no idea what snows BYU, but spin trip like even between my last trip just knows in February two months ago already forgotten that. You know, when you get, you know. There's something special. So yeah. Community and the help of everybody's just unreal. Whether it's which I mean, I'm not looking for anybody recipes. It's not a matter thanking the best worth for. Of course, there is other money stuff. You know? What would your biggest mistake? You know? What did you? Thank you need in your restaurant. But ended up not really weighed you twenty of now looking back. We had twice as much. That and a lot. What are the things that you heard what what what's one thing that you thought would be great that you're totally scratched? I don't know if there's much is much more. And I mean, I know how. Space bridge base counter space, never prep table space. So that's been the. The most consistent answers. I will. You know? I thought we'd be fine with such a sense square footage short space, but we need to you know, we had to add on the second quarter. We had on something outback that's been more or less. The running running answer just making a bigger and bigger. I'm in. In China finger out, you know, how much downing space. He's just all gonna be. It's gonna be. It's gonna be show. We're getting here. He's listening to us. Skid. It's gonna be weren't experienced that. I mean, learning everyday. Cooking. That's everything everybody. Everybody knew that has some test. Teach. Ski keep trying to come out as much as I can talk. People like Koi offers and Kane. Helped me a lot and you stay only and which keep staying on me. Tell. Yeah. I know that you know, each Burs. Big had a long day. You know, somebody sits platinum. I dig into John to get very about the angels, the wide Yonis advice, and you know, make sure the why on unit up walking shadow so everything here. Yes. Well, I'm on you. Because I want you like I've seen you grow. I've senior following I've seen what's happening. And I think, you know, most people don't realize that if you just bend over a little lower turn the planner just slightly when you when you're looking for the light, you get better picture. And when you're good at it you get to eat faster because you're not having. Take it ten minutes yet. You know, me and stay no reminded me. Hey, you couldn't have. I like I like anyone who's willing to take it? You know? Some people outside of a message. And they'll be like, I'm good. I can take pictures. All right. Try to help. I want all the help. I don't know what you're saying. I never will. Do you think that's part of, you know, opening this place and having your team and having everything set up is that you do, you know, you're willing to take what's wrong and right outside information. Did you learn that or you just kind of? I guess that's sort of that way. Always except in point on this being coached. No, I guess also always anything I do walk into the car cooking brisket or shaking my head. And you know, I don't. Voice. So definitely hope some barbecue cooking world because many can't just you've changed just y you know, yet. For something and go, and it'd be burned out Kennex cooking or whatever where you put your heart. Not complicating keep it. Simple. Soupy is mom that same time. Do keep super stupid to the best your. What you nothing paid. No, Comcast and recipe's help get evening. Just you're gonna do do rot. If you're gonna come to snow's that saying eighteen pounds, but it snows in Tennessee. A little more after your full. You know what I mean? I'm not been fully before ten minutes quit eat more when I'm back for year, six months. So all awful. There's a there's a barbecue is good. Whether you're eating fresh leading it. But there's nothing like that just lice still warm. There's that there's a beauty that buttery nece brisket. There's that crispiness the chicken skin. There's something to the flavor, and the taste of everything that people want it fresh, you know, wait in line if they knew they could just take it to go and take it home. But people want to hear need it they want. That's steaming pile in front of them. So that they can they can get a hot night and the brisket here is. I told. And right out here with me. And you know, he's like it just tastes so good. I'm like pets eating putter. So good. I actually got sausage green. Take on Tennessee. That'd be great fister. I will find use for within the next twenty-four way. Saying I do not like that have Mets. More of Santa my. Some Japan at this point. I've eaten quite a few the top spots, especially being and is there are there things that stood out? Now that you've been a thirty plus places that you really didn't expect a bite. This is a little saltier little different or the main name it stood out. Like to incorporate is salt win barks retell zone air before down there. But like, you know, some places that you're really you're you're really. Splitting hairs start trying to vices. But when it can be compared not good or bad. It's all a matter of preference. You know in a bar and rub so go cross solitude person ever really sell ally to want pepper on. So. I won't to get my soul to. Initial taste. So that's different when they want to work in that I've been hesitant to do that. Because I realized that not everybody likes. Dan point out here by spas, much, as I can sit here and take a role. I'm gonna say it would wouldn't regret, you know, ten minutes, not eat a raw ghost pepper, you know, it's Helen. But I realized that ninety nine percent population is not why hope that way so trotting out. We also minimum Norway. Most people new recipes. I think okay, this is it for me. I've gotta do this for you know, what everybody else is here. List pictures here. But do you think you will incorporate eventually maybe a little bit of your level of what you want a little spicy some this. Expanding menu. You know appeal because I know. I am. I definitely gotta try to work on increasing myself or. Alexei just goes back to me trying to peel to you know, I don't want. Somebody it has. Like, they can't eat Ovitz. Too salty. You know, people be will try to minimize. Taking out. So you got it sort of balance between everybody and also making weight needs. But you can't make everybody. He's so. Hard balance. You know, you're open minded. So if all of a sudden ten people say, it's real salty. And then yeah. Back. Mahatma? I'm not at sauce, Scott personally, but want people make like seven sauces. I've got my house amount house hot Mississippi comeback Alabama want sauce bourbon, which is basically a mild sebstitute been. Ever been? For a would be that gives it some sweetness and MAC on sugar in my mouth. Make like Franklin inspired Espresso, typically more seventies through coffee using networks. Still using grew on then covers strong. We're going gonna stop being pick up some topa take home maybe sixer else in Austin crafts, and maybe brisket. But when some covert free barbecue way, he said. Riggan spin it much. Day. Never we stayed just which stayed like halfway between north Austin employer. Bill, which I know is basically all the same. But we say like two eight south view. So whenever we made it making. Wanted to go. Visit I was going to make it a point try to make a point to go. Visit finally rowing smoke from cows feel like every time. Something comes out. Don't get back into town into whiter. I've got they're tired. Playing all Johnson. But. And it's been that much time in downtown. Maybe squeeze a trip or two more before. Squeeze as many as I can if you wanna fly takes a lot less time. No. I guess, but there's something about in the drive to Texas the drought around six v. Yeah. Rolling. Rental cars, I sort of like being in my of space vehicle immune state about the drought. I don't like driving ten minutes back home. But. But I do. Takes his road trips. Rocky. Motorcycle ride out here this morning. It's about. Johny takes. If it were up to me, I'd be driving everyone of these places has it's just it's having my Jeep. I like getting. Now, if I wanna make it out in a rugby. Wilbur to. Your then I guess that will probably end up being a matter wine. I'm not make that like if it stuff. Be doing that. Can make Pella compete south ever, find California, which would go away. Visit all of them. All that can happen. News heritage. Swab. Me Monday with back yours through that niche every Monday, I will pursue. Solve the pictures videos from the balance thing. Yeah. Do you accept gate places is charming? I. Almost three of those sandwiches. You're on your way to having a restaurant you paid to kind of the Texas the world attention barbecue. Is there going to be some? I mean sounds like you got a bunch of sauces, which is very style route. So are you going to be throwing in some other like Tennessee style or I mean off the bat. No. Trailer over the past few years. I've had Mark people on stay. And on people. Coming. I have probably three or four customers literally come get people sandwich. Order to every day. I'm hoping that's something you make. But it's something I ball nothing on me. I don't need barbecue for money whatsoever. Now, I am having to force myself to be a little more business minded have realized okay out big project. Watch your employs pay myself something when I come more visit baloney. It's a really people expect it back on that. You were saying Mindy miss actually, pretty low margin. So my heart side any. Fit my menu, you know, myself. So I'm actually impacted we'd people offer it feel like which may get some some black say what other sandwiches do may like brisket or sandwiches. Yeah. I do I call it. I call it step might know. Waimea do like a brisket with sausage slot sauce. Joan tall swollen sandwiches. It'd be thing. Back home. I'm not huge coastal guy. But I have customers that come and don't individual which twice a week and get like my swallow by punch about a hat down. Don't even get me. One of the soul. I can think for customers now to do that. But they go on sandwiches Turkey, Texas Turkey is. I started certain that beginning of last about this time last year. It took people almost like Bernie and give out to try same. Same name as me having trained people to try and like brisk Turkey without Turkey, dry came be your breasts. Leanest drives me on some putting Turkey breast, and that's going to be dry. Give about you know, their hope even been grizzly me who you think could be straight. Ribs brisket. They come in. John's get hurt wrenching, JIMBO Turk. Chris name which swallow whenever the jumbo looking their quarter pound meat, or what are the differences born size like. So yeah, you probably you probably get an extra probably increase close to four. To get you a big at Blake's. Sweating big guns. Barbecue guys we like our puns trae where barking trae where we have one of our things. Four three or four years ago. Why works when we started. This thing about big butts pork batch. Workbench? And so a joke is. You know, I look at. Really really big time employs some. Hoax. I graduate husk with the restaurant, basically aren't forty to fifty year old women that are. Heater teachers retarded Shire's principals guidance counselor at school steep lamb open near the summer. You know, you're in the summer strikes out at school for the summer. So we've been. I've built relationships with all of my customers. I know most of my. Coasters day weezer three times a week or saying out. Never see. You never seem 'cause never cutting facing away from the. We're window, but I'll hear their voice ten people back in line. And every. I know that home on Tuesday such sets coming for, you know, there to pound Turkey, or, you know, I know that Bobby three brisket talk owes swollen comeback sauce or whatever some. Bigger ice chips. Everybody involved is that something that you're going to transfer onto your employees. You're going gonna show, you know, like, I've heard of places that keep pictures of the regulars they have some sort of system. So people know generally are the manager the general manager will say, hey, you know. Your third your third customer in line right there. That's a regular it. Make sure you give them this. I guess the difference being that we're not in it. It's it's it's a bigger town or where is going to be bigger town still know relative to center of these places so small so it's still community community. You were United in that we all know each other. Now what I probably will have to hopefully, have you in brother. Scott knitting all these Parkview community from out here. I hope that you know, I feed them restaurant one day to show employees. Okay. Here's a list of fifty folks from takes the show up in the next year. Here's a look like you see do points horrid me because you know, we're gonna treat them so much. Don't you worry? Are you excited to have a place for to be a destination? I mean, how far from Memphis. We're going to be two hours round it to. Kentucky. We can we go. Go. Eat a wishers on Saturdays time restaurant skin Kentucky. It's eighteen minutes. The closest big city. Jackson says about an hour right on. Basically between Memphis Nashville. Office says an hour from us. We're an hour off about between national so pretty convenient anybody's ever traveling from Memphis to national vice versa. The huge detour route missing. And your say your job into the other side of state doing some for road trip road trip. You're gonna get within an hour meeting. Like my buddy Zach part for. She's got me. Be Scott's more waste into the sea. He's an hour from me he's real close to the interstate as well. I'm lucky enough to get go MS him eat. His dog barbecues often is I can. Pretty convenient walk. You're gonna thinking about specials like Haugen like. You in big events. Is to have like a talked about didn't like maybe like quarterly. I call it a quarter weeks shindig have hatrick Fiji's or tower heart or Zach Parker, these guys when you guys knew that all I'd like to have, you know, Corey being where we throw Saturday afternoon attracts you need the watt easy. You know, sort of like what Brits done with his open grain view. Boy does quite a bit with JoJo alligator cook stuff like that? Yeah. I don't know. Coho don't have Tom grew into right now, but I'm gonna buddies tower Zach and even Patrick on striking pick something up from to have them. Come in new. I guess pit master, you know. You know, not marketed enough money, but you know, advertise much head. Hey on Saturday may fourteenth twenty twenty going to be an all day. You're starting three to three nine and half graphs greets like that something on the calendar. And they know for two months, they know that okay? Don't point even that day. We know where we're going and do you see yourself? You know, you you can't cook. Every single piece of me. Are you going to end up having little crew, you got anyone in mind out there that helps cook now that you might have? Right. So this point I have trend rug. Yeah. Cooked everything and that's been great. No. But about the union had go short realize. Okay. This is good nail. And I'm going to get into experience nail. But you have especially increase trailer to this nation restaurant. There's no way I mean to have it's just not sustainable. It's fine for me. Now, you know twenty three short in nineteen so not Jane twenty three. It's okay. But trying to each we hopefully went ahead fame. We have a lot not a wok restaurant. But it'd be over to focus all my thing. Many aspects about. Go in the next two months to start training. Committed terms pit mass. Good nationally. So conscious. The the best word for. Mount hope might go in the next few months training somebody and it's gonna just gonna take anybody. You know, it's going to take ownership and be be me when I can't be. Roy take ownership. Two. Would you say that there's you know, there's lots of barbecue between here in Memphis beyond. And so you think you'll have trouble with that? You looking you got some people in mind or you see generally younger people talking barbecue, they're eating the college. My home. Had a couple. But. Backcomb list names. Yeah. Good. I'm sticking. You know, kids looking for part-time viewing these thirty hours, and they make you know, I can just get somebody John hope hope that you're now two years snail. I've got me and in to others with the town where his I mean, I'm always gonna look like. But I need, you know, to have a couple of folks, Tom, I hope in that busy nothing. It's run in the pits renew. No. It's nothing really rolling that. But Maas not style. Well, yeah. I fire point. Now, you can go running thirty minutes, then I can come back and not have a variation. But he's got to be tended to so. Yeah. College could be that age could be could be goods park, Tom. We're gonna I don't care if said seventy five year old man, it's always enjoyed cooking. You're tired and needs needs a hobby coming part-time? That'd be great. All you really need is hard work and attention to detail. Right. Not just. Chart into care. And you must see that. You can't work these thirteen fourteen hour shifts by yourself anymore, especially if you've got to be there for service as well. And people wanna see you, you know, they wanna see joy I enjoy that. By five times about women. We're gonna open time I'm tired enough. Now, I've been up since three forty that's about what time three forty sometimes to forty five. Space, but some Fridays sweep to like four. That's really well. I only want me breakfast in. Yeah. But I'm tired enough to just go straight. But out enjoy interacting with customers, especially the ones that are do you plan to have a, you know, you're gonna have people cutting right in front of the customers or he planned for that yet. Real work in progress. Two years ago strictly like, you know, I'm wanting to you know, Franklin cap cure style like Franken credit right framed. You're all that stuff and then not being enough same Econolodge? Now, it said, you know, you do the line order get a number. I can't remember it's been a couple of years van, but you know, what microphone system there come back. Check your water, then you've got like scream Tejas under. So I've seen say I've been to thirty points is in Texas. I've seen you're your setups. Porta went big partners trips is going places. And now they have their lots of set a really still don't know outta love. You do cafeteria style. But also realized that you're gonna be doing this team seen as much as we should. Which I would love to be takes paper to take to do. You're not used to Saturday morning Kern. So may end up doing like mirrors his bid setup. Goes to the bag and it's table service. Not still as it takes his field. But there's not one set way things have been doing everybody. So we're still flying that that's still pretty large only me questions that sorta got to be decided before kitchen lands. I've got three different plans. Involvement kitchen counter counter service. Whatever sorta gotta be decided fairly quickly before we start really building now tops. You're gonna have has another things. Well. Signet newer Jetson, keep going in that miss learn the most recent police you've been thinking about it. So. Learn to why I went to. Forty sitting around build in size, similar to mine and restrictions. So that Phil comfortable. I would like to we start liking. Space big enough to do a lot more than that. And we only recently found out it was that big. We just going to be not nearly that question. But I think I want to keep on hundred and twenty people the best meal they can possibly get versus trying to do two hundred and quality dropping off retain percent now everybody had the best experiencing out. So rather do proteins four sides onions in COPA deserts to the best or -bility being tried to twenty or try to be two hundred. That's the that's the secret of Texas barbecue, I think one of them is that we're, you know, we're at snows sitting here enjoying the smell the smoke and the food, and there's you know, there's verse kit chicken ribs, sausage network state. It's about it. It's simple year. But they do correct. I wouldn't I wouldn't even get through the rest of the menu on this stuff to have. I didn't get sausage today. But I didn't get to take home so bad. No. No, it's it's funny. Because it's as if you worry that they are gonna like notice that you're not eating something. And I Don I most of the time I come here. I just get brisket and chicken. Make you make your meat stack. Today not today. But it makes you remember I ran out special. I call it the Yoni meet stack swat bread. Brisket sausage pickle. I mean, they got their choice of sauce, and they went to almost everybody swell sandwich back home. So. Sown potato celadon sometimes here, I'm a huge stack or you know, like Tejas my perfect. Chunk of fatty about that did piece Sukhoi Trump. Pick one. Them out. Perfect. Speaking to that. Barbecue there? Deviled eggs is an appetizer. I'm not a snake down. They were so good. I was wondering what are we cut? In strips. It was putting a piece of wood. Not using it like, he's a condominium. So you're kind of stacking some rib with some with a pickle and onion brisket, RIA. That's a cool idea. You know, that might be something. I don't I don't know if you've heard of Bouche, but that's gonna fancy restaurant give you like one bite to get your appetite going. You could it's kind of like the Miller style where the hand you one little piece you could make. You know, the person cutting a little stack. Salty or something? Endless possibilities in this. Nation is only. Your strict your, I guess. Also, you've you've listened to the show enough time to know that you know, I like to talk about the enthusiasts kind of your message because just a few years ago. You know, you're just a guy who was in the barbecue. Try you've gone from having successful trailer to start to build out your restaurant. You know, what's your message to those who are getting a barbecue? Or sitting there working there pits? Listen to us. I would say that. No, go to keep it simple. Stated not one around way. Doing it just being spire. Many troops out here. This is the land of inspiration from me. So make me troops out. Here's you can't means many folks like you. Mitt that have helped me inspired me all that stuff. Keep doing and don't get walked in one year. There's a certain temperature. There's a certain ratio of silt peppers figure out. What works for you tried. Everyone's smoker likes the different temperature try. I've noticed mine wants to run closer to three hundred than anything. You know? Adjust with it. And so I try to do listening earn and and getting better every day. But also, not get off the ended the any, you know. Obscured onset. And and is there something that keeps you inspired. You know, you've been doing this for years. So out everyone, you know, sometimes it's hard to drag yourself out of bed. So it's hard to put that last brisket or something that, you know, whether it's watching TV or calling someone on the phone when you feel kinda uninspired there's something you go back to I think it's having a new customer come. That says, you know, we're Michigan. We had family. Have him. We wanted to town our way. Come. You gotta go by they come by. And they may come into average swell, which is why would day on. I've got time with any fixing. Oh again. This is great either, smells like that. You know, talking phone. I've got a question meet to reach out to you. See anybody getting. Reinspired immigrate really helps coming on these streets and see now, the quality everywhere. It's just seems to be getting hard hired higher or waste onto their quality. That makes me want to go back home and cook the best it up today. Yeah. There's a lot of things I guess keeping visit can get by. On Friday afternoon at three o'clock, never I'll work eighty hours in the west, you know, five days or stays whatever it is. Now, it's pretty and I think I'm just gonna take take a woman weekend here. But I gotta get back. Get it. Try and take Saturday all come Sunday morning. Couple three hours before church. Go to church come back get a sandwich or something. Go from somewhere grind out all all afternoon. Start Maktum three nicks one just gotta love it. You know, it's not for the faint of art. Money like you doing that? It's fun. I didn't know it. But yeah, you stay inspired, which was great. I d- what what? For now. Let's plug your plug your spot. People. Get your barbecue. Now. Well, I'm okay in I've been I guess, I'm gonna break some news here, I've been locating drizzle into C pass three and a half years. Just most of your in the summer nights. 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impregnable

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:27 min | Last month

impregnable

"It's Merriam Webster of the day for September. Today's word is impregnable. Spelled I.. M. P. R. E. G. N. A. B. L. E. Impregnable is an adjective. That means incapable of being taken by assault a synonym of the word unconquerable. It can also mean unassailable or impenetrable. Here's the word used in a sentence from Dracula by Bram Stoker. The castle was built on the corner of a great rock so that on three sides, it was quite impregnable. The word impregnable is one of many in English that bear a French ancestry. Thanks to the Norman Conquest of England in ten, sixty six, it derives from the Middle French verb Ponta, which means to take or capture combining pov with various prefixes has given our language many other words to including surprise retirees and enterprise. Remarkably impregnable has a different from the similar looking word pregnant that word comes from a different. Latin. Word progress meaning carrying a fetus with your word of the day. I'm Peter Sokolski. Visit Merriam. Webster, DOT com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.

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F.W. Murnau, Director of the Nosferatu

Stuff You Missed in History Class

36:05 min | 1 year ago

F.W. Murnau, Director of the Nosferatu

"This episode of stuff you missed in history class is brought to you by Adt Adt offers you all of the latest innovation in Smart Home Security combined with twenty four seven monitoring in for the most trusted name in home security with Adt you get a team of professionals designing installing a secure smart home just for you and you can get your safety on love of putting on productions continued unabated and his brothers who wanted to encourage his creativity despite their father thinking that that was a waste of time actually built Murnau this new name was in the hopes of his father not discovering what he was doing but they'll homeless tall about six foot four and very easy to recognize hello and welcome to the podcast I'm Holly Fry and I'm Tracy Wilson a little theatre for him to put on his shows complete with lighting and moving scenery who was a voracious reader was at the top of his class in school be handled so once again this show is brought to you by ADT welcome to stuff you missed in history class a production of iheartradio's how stuff works his brother Robert later described him who went by his middle name of Ville him by saying quote from the very beginning my brother overflowed with imagination so there's a lot that happened afterwards he was truly an innovator in cinema and a visual storyteller whose work is even today hotly debated for its merits Peter Apparently one of his sisters his mother was his father's second wife and one of his older sisters was initially like directing all of them to do the and their family was well off their father heinrich plume had inherited a profitable textile business which he sold for pretty tidy sum all coming out really in the back half of October hopefully that will be enough to tide people over I know it's hard to wait this extra two weeks I now all his father wanted him to go on to become a professor and to that end he attended university in Berlin where you started working as an actor under the name of I'm and then bought a sprawling state the families children would put on plays and the garden and that's where bill home really fell in love with the idea of of his efforts whether you know it or not Murnau was born Friedrich Wilhelm poop in Bielefeld Germany on December twenty eighth eighteen eighty nine and sunk all of his money into what turned out to be a bad investment they weren't destitute at that point but they did have significant downgrade in their lifestyle but villains as soon a family friends spotted him in a performance and mentioned it to his parents Heinrich then cut his son off financially but Murnau's grandfather his mother's side started sending him a monthly allowance so he could stay in Berlin he was still going to school he hadn't shirked to that part of this responsibility Alz but its influence is felt in so many films that you see today where the filmmakers were influenced by Murnau So you are still getting the benefits as someone who celebrates Halloween virtually every day of the year I understand the topic that we're covering today is something I've wanted to talk about for a really long time see above re Halloween every day but Murnau's life is so much more than that one film and that's actually happened fairly early in his film career he's plays but he pretty quickly was like no I wanna make this stuff But their idyllic privileged childhood was abruptly interrupted when Heinrich PUPA sold the family property he also apparently was living a rather lavish life which had caused some problems when his father was called with these like huge debts that that he had amassed kind of kind of clumping all at the end whereas in previous years it's kind of been like every other one throughout the month right just because of scheduling needs it's ended up that are October stuff the production of a play called the miracle which was written by Carl von Miller he had been exploring directing and he realized that he preferred that to acting it was a well known figure on the German theater scene and he was impressed by Ville Hill when he saw him perform in a play that was put on by the university he was so impressed in fact that he with him a place in his theater school with full scholarship if Murnau agreed to attend for a full six years in nineteen eleven Murnau Assistant Reinhardt and school in Heidelberg and there he studied Literature Art History and philosophy and it was also there in nineteen o eight that he connected with Max Reinhardt. austrian-born Reinhard in this move to directing was motivated by a certain practicality he knew there being as tall as he was would be a hindrance to being cast in leading roles guard and then he was promoted and then became a company commander and eventually transferred to the Air Force and while flying with German Air Force he crashed eight times but he putting only the finest furnishings and art his little apartment but yeah he he thought he could just work is an actor on the side while he also to school but after Berlin Ville home went on but his height really made no difference to working as a director yeah he was so distinctive looking that he was like no one is going to want to cast me from one show to another uh-huh Tober I know it's kind of like the militia of October at this point yes so for anybody who's worried that we haven't had a ton of Halloween content it's just hi and that is F W Murnau I make no secret that I love for ought to you as well as a lot of his other work of Nosrat you has a very special place in my heart because I will just look like the same dude no matter what I do World War One though did put a damper on art former now for a little while who served in the German military he was I called up as a foot to work on a film script and produce theater with his fellow internees according to fellow officer Major Gung shrum every evening Murnau would recite a poem away every time without any serious injuries and after his last crash landing in Switzerland he was arrested and interned at undermined where he used his time as a prisoner of war thing his closest friend really seemed to catalyze desire to connect more deeply to his siblings and his family which he did in his early thirties after the war ended really deeply the loss of Hans was perhaps so difficult because he had been one of the few people that Murnau was actually close to even pronounce family was often kept it I'm called the pianist of death to the officers and according to the same account he also carried a stick with him which was made out of propeller which was full of bullet holes eighteen he founded his own film company with friends from his time at the RHEINHARDT school under his company Burnout Vite Vin gesellschaft he made the transition into was linked particularly during the time that he had changed his name in worked on his secret acting career there is a story about one of his brother's going to the same places him but it didn't go back to the theater and steady shifted his interest to film he edited a few short films for the German Embassy. These basically propaganda in one thousand nine hundred ninety acting long-form film he did this when he directed the boy in blue that was inspired by the seventeen seventy painting the blue boy by Thomas Gainsborough a copy he was so influential that a lot of men he served with also started carrying similar sticks is sort of a strange wartime bashing trend that burnell had created the painting appears in the film but the face in the original was replaced with the face of the main character in nineteen twenty history overlaps with the telling his friends and other people in the family like oh I can't I'm not allowed to look at at villa like I can't I can't acknowledge that related to him but CBS podcasts. Subject Bela Lugosi Murnau directed Lugosi in an adaptation of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story that was originally published in eighteen eighty six Murnau's did while Murnau made it through the war seemingly unscathed his best friend Hans our inbound Diga was killed at the front and that was a loss that Murnau greed version which was titled janus-faced was a critical success although like a lot of his work modern audiences have no access to it as it has been lost almost half of his film from one of our sponsors let me tell you about Pete who loved talking and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three I just saved a bunch so it all worked out there have been so many blames the during the war he met Serbian man who claimed that his father had died without receiving the holy sacraments and then wandered their village in vampire form dramatic throwing of things across the room but I'll forgive you you're missing out though I know I know there's so much media to consume Pete realized he just wasn't that good so he threw his gates in the trash but then he heard how Geico proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance so he switched and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights he even slept in his hockey skates Pete practiced and practiced until one day when he was forty seven count or lack is tall and thin with large pointy ears heavy eyebrows and long pointy front teeth and he's one of cinema's oldest and most iconic old but was an issue at that time Murnau's production company was unable to secure the rights to it but they went ahead with the production anyway changing a number of the element but I immediately can call what count or lack looks like the mind like and how he moves like all of that I WANNA my villains and serves as sort of a shorthand for a vampire now and coming up we'll talk about some of the rumors around the making of Toronto but first we're GONNA pause for words uh-huh that's because the story is a loose adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula and it was made without the rights to that story something that is a non issue now it so the inspiration for nosferatu according to Grou- it was all based on this story that he had heard while it during the war and he claims that knows virata was the Serbian horror fans especially it was then that he directed the cult classic Nas for me to even if you don't know the film odds are that you have seen images rumors and stories surrounding the making of the film Nosferatu since it was released in part due to some of the promotional materials that were released ahead of the movie to drum up interest massive gala opening at the Berlin zoo there is literally nothing left for the widow stoker to be awarded still German court did rule in her favor and were lost over the years Murnau's work in one thousand nine hundred eighty two is what has truly endured though and that's what's given the director his longevity as a person of interest among and as with a lot of Murnau's work there are multiple different versions of the film and over the years film fans and historians have worked very hard in some cases referring to the musician and then grouse Serbian friend told him that after the body of his father was exhumed steak was driven through its heart and that the vampire died so this theoretically was as the first vampire film it's drawn a lot of interest in the century sense that it was made but it was almost lost just like several of Murnau's other film they are named something like magical school student and you know it's really Harry Potter right a recent one that I saw was mid week the magazine Byun Infield put out an issue just before the film came out in nineteen twenty two that featured a story told by production designer Albin Grau in which Groucho it count Orlov who's the vampire at the center of the plot is just an unmistakable figure this is what I'm going to confess to holly that I've never seen this film all the way through Arou- who was an occultist and also one of the people who initiated this project claimed to seem documents detailing the summation of the body which showed no signs of decline issued a verdict that all copies of the film had to be destroyed of course not to thwart the law but thankfully in my opinion that did not happen prints of the film made doc angry girl and it's supposed to be Wednesday at which to me was very funny by the time that the case that it's a little bit different but there's enough there that it's pretty clearly if you had read Dracula you'd be like this sure looks like a lot like Dracula sorta like when you go to buy Halloween costume rich in a manner that suggests that the director was just a driven autour who only cared about capturing what he saw as his vision without being concerned about anything emotional fall mirrors the fall in his status as a staff member in the hotel. There's almost no dialogue in the last laugh this there's no audible dialog at all and Florence balcon stoker who was Bram Stoker's widow sued over it yeah they change names of characters and the location and it's at his funeral that will kind of very clearly point out how how differently he really really was portrayed in that film from what he was like in real life rumor that Shrek actually did practice vampirism during the filming of Nas for outside but to be clear that it's fiction Murnau is portrayed by John Malcolm we to London where Florence Malcolm Stoker was able to block its screening in nineteen twenty five and then to New York where it was viewed by audiences in nineteen twenty nine anybody else that is totally opposite of just about every account of Murnau as a director yeah we're GonNa read something later that was was said Thir role of bathroom attendant this transition is significant and difficult for the main character because his identity is totally tied up in his work as a doorman and the runs seventy seven minutes the entire story is told through pantomime and the use of shadow light and other artists creative skill the last word for vampire although the true etymology of that word is a lot hazier than that there's no exact known origin point NAS continues to have its own mythos original shooting script to untangle which of those versions is actually closest to Murnau's original as an aside the film shadow of the vampire which unlike and while no Soroti was probably the film he's most famous for today at least in sort of general audience circles I think if you get into sinophile circles others come up pretty quick demands because Brunell really felt like the film needed to be more dynamic a freund did everything from attaching cameras to bicycles to strapping for the audience and for the film's opening shot he was on a bicycle as it travelled on an improvised elevator going down and then essentially he peddled out into a hotel due to his waist and for one scene he wore the camera on his waist and he crossed the set wearing a pair of roller skates with the camera rolling to create the illusion of drunkenness Gli but Murnau went on as we said at the beginning to direct plenty of other films and it was really those films that put him on the map as director of note with his contemporaries in Germany was in still in the silent film era so the jazz singer would not debut for another three years but there is also only a single title card in all of Murnau's nineteen twenty four film came in one thousand nine hundred twenty four let's demand was released and it was a breakthrough moment in narrative cinema while the title translates directly to the last man. Go whether you're in the car if you're at work if the kids are at school if you're doing grocery shopping if you just check out the adt go APP which has a handy SOS button you have your security as an rigs that are specifically made to make the cameras agile but freund had to really improvise to find ways to get his shots and some meat Murnau's Dan in its English language release it was titled The Last Laugh it tells the story of the Doorman at a fancy hotel who as he ages forced into the less be set so it drew the audience into the motion and the tone in the world of the character in the film instantly think living in the era of gopro footage it's easy to forget that laugh gained Murnau a lot of attention in part because of the work of cinematographer Karl Freund in Service Timber Now's vision unlike most of the films of the like people had to work out how to make cameras move this way there's a really great story that one of his colleagues tells about how when Murnau is I the main characters point of view captured and shared with the audience and that's something that movie goers of the nineteen twenties weren't really accustomed to today there are Dali taking it off the tripod but the next part was just like the logistics of the next thing we're so big that they didn't even think about like just having to hold the like we need to follow this smoke up this this set and they're like okay wait we gotta walk up the stairs and how he really I'm that were shot on sound stages from an audience perspective almost like you were viewing play the last man traveled through the set to mimic walking the streets of the city camera after the last laugh Murnau was known as the great impressionist in German film circles he took that reputation and used it to turn out a very Lawrence Malcolm Stoker brought went to court the Phil Company was already bankrupt so much money had been spent on publicity for knows for ought to an on stage allies later that they had already assumed that they could figure out how to carry the camera they were just like but how will we get up the stairs like they had no problem getting over that plus for us I have seen stars Willem dafoe as actor Max Schreck who brought count or lack to life it's a really fun movie and it plays on the long run another literary adaptation that was Faust which debuted in nineteen twenty six throughout the mid nineteen twenty s Murnau had become quite a big name in German cinema I'm sure with an extravagant film next that was an adaptation of Moliere's Tartuffe which debuted in nineteen twenty five his next film was the influence on Apple podcasts or the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast audience's interest in talkies if you see today you're probably going to see an all silent version because most Most versions we would see today are re edited regain his artistic freedom he formed a partnership with Robert Flaherty the two combined their efforts to start their own production company but this was kind of an odd pairing Moore Gainer also won best actress that year she was nominated in three different roles including her work on Sunrise Seventh Heaven and street Angel Sunrise Our daily bread premiered in nineteen twenty nine this film also came out under a different title which was city girl and Murnau still being pretty highly supervised by the studio coming into a city setting that's considered super important The wife in this movie was played by Janet Gainer Sunrise was and still is a critical success not have complete control over this project and additional scenes were added at the last minute by the studio so that there could be some audio dialogue in the film to take advantage of the one for cinematography and was also nominated for art direction and that all sounds like sunrise was a big big hit but not so much with audiences critics dates one of Murnau's requests that he be allowed to take his crew with him and that was something that Fox agreed to Murnau's first project under his contract was as much the same sometimes bitter sometimes sweet the film which is considered a masterpiece by a lot of people tells the story of a married man who has an affair now was known for his fictional work and that was where his heart really was as a filmmaker but flaherty on the other hand was a documentarian so working on films together put them at odds nineteen twenty-seven picture called sunrise a song of two humans it opens with title cards that read quote this song of the man and his wife is of no place sittard like the first of their kind there's one where the two of them are on a trolley car kind of passing from a more rural suburban and every place you might hear it anywhere at any time for whatever the sun rises and sets in the city's turmoil under the open sky on the farm life sort of holy grail film like they everybody hopes that one day we will find this hill because it does when you read treatment of it in script pieces sound very very interesting back to what people believe was was Murnau's initial vision naturally that kind of tampering with his work was not something that Murnau is happy about at all an effort yes it went on to win an award at the First Academy Awards that was held in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine and it was in the now defunct category of unique and artistic picture Jan the Great Astronomer and author Carl Sagan once said if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the is played by George O'Brien and he's unable to follow through on this plan and instead he reconciles with his wife There are a lot of shots in this film that are key I love it but sunrise just did not draw viewers and the ticket sales on it we're really disappointing despite all of the accolades that the film garnered Fox decided that Myrna Circus Act this is one of Burnell spells which has not survived yeah that's sometimes when you talk to people it's definitely mentioned her and his lover suggests that he killed his wife so that he can leave behind his old life and start a new life in the city with her and the man that is all he is named as how was going to have less freedom on future projects for devils came out in nineteen twenty eight it told the story of four orphans were raised by a clown and became a high wire and we're going to talk about the project that Murnau flaherty took on as their first collaboration in just a moment but first we're going to hear from one of the sponsors that keeps stuff you missed in history class going I my name is Michael Schulman and I'm the host of a new podcast called from scratch on iheartradio this isn't another podcast Kinda sensory memory of another place sensory memory of my personal listen to from scratch on the iheartradio APP and Apple podcasts or wherever you get my twenty year careers writer have written books which aim to translate the chefs craft for the home cook. Now I'm continuing that tradition here every episode from scratch we'll explore a cooking with one chef so right now all I'm doing is taking a piece of fish and one expert who isn't a chef what I was missing wise food from scratch is a podcast about cooking that was my very first time meeting with the Bacon. JC The collaboration aspect of this film quickly ended flaherty left the project pretty early on although his name does appear in the credits as CO director how much either of them only project together was a film called. Taboo spelled T. A. B. U. IT was shot on location in the South Pacific primarily on Barbara and Tahiti but whereas flared he thought that they were making a documentary about Polynesian Culture Murnau saw the documentary aspects of the production backdrop for a fictional story that he wanted to tell lead roles of lovers whose desire to be together is at odds with their cultural rules Murnau fell so in love with Tahiti that he built himself a home there has mother later wrote that he had always been fascinated with the south seas and that going there to make tabby was the culmination of a lifelong dream he plans to make more movies there whereafter Tabby was released in the time that was leading up to the release of Tabu Murnau who had traveled back to California had planned to visit his mother and the home of his friend actress and screenwriter selker. Tell to pick up some sandwiches for the car right up to Carmel del Monte where meeting was going to take place Murnau influence this film is another thing that people sometimes like to debate Murnau continued as he desired crafting a love story set in the tropics he cast local islanders in the or he left for Germany he planned to have creative meeting with author William Morris about potential projects together on the morning of March Eleventh Nineteen thirty one Murnau stopped unsettling coincidence Murnau Ted told friends that he had consulted a fortune teller before starting his journey this fortune teller told him that he would die in a car fiction yeah he thought booking this longer cruise was his way around with Fortune Teller told him so it was One of those sort of creepy coincidences is that the fact that he died on the much shortened drive portion of his trip just adds to the Mystique of the whole thing but this is also an Stevenson who the director had hired to be his valet and driver in Germany there are different accounts of what happens next but a little less than twenty miles outside of Santa on this trip he had thought about taking a ship from California all the way to Europe instead of driving to New York to cross the Atlantic and he thought that would thwart that was riding in a hired car which he planned to take with him by ship to Germany and he was traveling with a chauffeur for the California dr named John Free Lind as well as a much younger man Garcia cast Murnau first and Barbara the car Murnau and the other two men were travelling in skidded off the road and down an embankment according to the new story that ran in the New York Times the car friend Salka viertel one by a man who was in a car behind him there is also testimony given by Freeman Freeman and Garcia both survived said Freeman gave an account during the investigation Garcia I didn't see anything that that listed a clear account from him old twice on its thirty foot drop and then landed on its roof Murnau fractured his skull in the accident and died the next day and the in a bit of an because Murnau's mother trade sue the company that he had rented the car from in one account Murnau himself was driving in others it was Murnau's Valet Garcia Steven Jason who was underage he was a teenager who is at the wheel stories began to circulate in Hollywood that Murnau and Stevenson had been engaged in a sexual act in the front seat the enthusiasm he seemed like some great aristocrat interesting himself in the cinema partly out

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visage

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

01:39 min | 4 d ago

visage

"Merriam Webster's word of the day for up Tober Twentieth. Today's word is visage spelled V. I s. a. g. e. visages, announ that means the face countenance or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal. It can also mean more broadly. Or, appearance here's the word used in a sentence from the Washington Post by Karen. Broyard. But aside from the visage of grumpy cat who may not have been grumpy at all feline faces don't tell us much about how cats feel. The word face may be a pretty generic word, but it has several flown synonyms physiognomy for instance, refers to facial features thought to reveal qualities of temperament or character. I thought I could detect in his physiognomy a mind owning better qualities than his father ever possessed. Emily Bronte writes in weathering heights. Countenance is often used to refer to the face as an indication of mood or emotion as Bram stoker types in. Dracula. Meena. Hard to keep her brave countenance. visage can refer to the face of a person or an animal, and it can also refer to the appearance of non living things as in the dirty visage of the old abandoned factory with your word of the day I'm Peter. Sokolski. Visit Merriam Webster, DOT com today for definitions wordplay and trending word look ups.

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World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-8-2020 - Nagaland in India, The Louvre, The Mona Lisa, Mayas

Little News Ears

03:18 min | 3 weeks ago

World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-8-2020 - Nagaland in India, The Louvre, The Mona Lisa, Mayas

"One jar know. My name is Paxton. The World Cup is awesome. I'm here to help you know and care more about the world beyond the USA. Today's date is July 8th. 2020. Our first kid line is covet lockdown inspires gardening in India's nagaland people invest Northeast State needed to grow vegetables because they couldn't get them during the lockdown. Our second cat line is the Louisville Museum in Paris. We open them, but you've got to wear a mask. If you want to see the Mona Lisa. Our third kit line is an underwater cave in Mexico shows see Club. Of the Maria of people that lived a long time ago in Mexico and other countries. It looks like the Maya remaining taking things from the ground twelve thousand years ago hour for the kit line is in Columbia. There are special days at this summer when people can go shopping and not pay taxes taxes are money given to the people who help control the country people are afraid that lots of people shopping Columbia will spread covid-19 faster. Our first headline is a monk from Ethiopia is 114 years old, but he got covid-19 and he lived most people in Ethiopia live until they're about seventy years old song. And our question of the day is what is the most famous painting at the Louvre in Paris? Is it a 350 Blind Mice by John Smith be the Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci or see Dracula by Bram Stoker and the answer is be the Mona Lisa by Leonardo. Da Vinci is the most famous painting at the Louvre in Paris. Thanks for listening to world except lines with Paxton there lots more news for kids at little news sears.com. We're also on YouTube and major podcasting platforms made your sweetness shine and your colors glow sources for today's wage. lines include Al Jazeera CNN Africa news NPR and the BBC

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SYMHC Classics: He Was Killed by Mesmerism

Stuff You Missed in History Class

28:18 min | 2 years ago

SYMHC Classics: He Was Killed by Mesmerism

"He listeners I wanted to tell you about a new podcast called happy face from house to works. It is about nineteen ninety-five in the year that Melissa or learned that her father, Keith hunter, just Persson was a serial killer in this set her on a spiral of self doubt where she wondered. She looks like her father, she's intelligent like him. She's charismatic like him and she worries like how she gonna know this. She is not also a psychopath, but it's not just her talking. You're going to hear from season reporters and detectives, and people involved in the case. And it is a stunning tale filled with emotional brutal twists and turns tune in every Friday for new episodes of happy face available on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Hey, everybody before we get started with this episode, we have one last live show to announce for twenty eighteen. We will be in New Orleans, Louisiana at the national World War, Two museum on Tuesday, November six, okay. We know that's election day, but we don't want coming to our show to keep you from the polls. We are both gonna vote early before we leave for New Orleans and Louisiana offers early voting as well. So we encourage you to do so you can find out more about this show and get a link to buy tickets at missed in history dot com. Slash tour. Hey, happy, Saturday. Everybody since it is Tober we are revisiting a past Halloween episode. This one is from twenty ten. It is by hosts, Katie and Sarah, and it is about FRANZ, MS Moore and the creation of mesmerized som they get into everything from how mesmerized them influenced the field of psychology to the truly horrifying and even deadly stunts that people did during stage shows both the try to prove that has risen was real and to prove that it was not so enjoy. Welcome to stuff you missed in history class from how stuff works dot com. Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm Katie Lampert and I'm Sarah dowdy, and this makes me feel pretty big Torian, but I want to let everybody know that I have been to have no sys show before, and I think Katie you have to back in college Jack in college UGA the show I went to the gym and the hypnotists you know, brought out folks from the audience weeded some of them out and then supposedly hypnotize the rest. And it was tame, you know, they didn't do anything that they would be terribly ashamed of ours actually like chickens and like flapped all around the sewage and clucking Brittany spears dancing. I would've done that without being hypnotized and Facebook, like slumping in your seat. There was definitely no poking with needles or shooting of guns or knives under fingernails, which I'm really glad of because I think that would have made me very uncomfortable to see at a college performance. No, I want my money's worth. Oh, gosh. Well, okay. It's finally almost. Talent lean. We've been talking about these spooky topics for the past month, and we're going to bring our series to a close with a little discussion of hypnosis. Probably saw that coming specifically, its predecessor Messmer ISM which if you've ever heard of it, it's probably in relation to the word mesmerized when it's pretty weird in spooky on its own. But it's also connected to so many famous names that especially get pretty interesting, especially for us history lovers. The string of people connected to it don't always have all that much in comment and a less drills list. It is very yes. And when you look at some of the literature of the time, it becomes really clear that regardless of whether people thought it was a scam or not, it had a big influence on the public consciousness during the enlightenment. And then again during the Victorian era, which is what I always connected to as well though finitely. All right. So Katie, let's get hit matai mesmerized. All right. So we're going to start with friends on Thanh Messmer who you know hypnosis had been around for a long time, obviously connected with sorcery and magic in medicine, but it's scientific history started with this MS Moore guy. He was born in what is now Germany in seventeen thirty four. And he attended the university of Vienna and in seventeen sixty six. He wrote his dissertation on animal gravitation, and that sounds not at all like what it is, but his ideas were partly inspired by this British physician, Richard Mead. But mesmerized idea was that we all had this invisible fluid inside of us. And in fact, everything in nature had this invisible fluid and the fluid was controlled by the gravitational attraction of the planet. So it's like the moon tied exactly. So like you have internal tides inside your body. And in seventeen seventy three. He met patient fraud line all stolen who had some physical problems and Messmer decided to put his theories to the test. Let's see. Her tidal fluctuations are out of balance. So he tried to create this artificial tied inside of her by having her swallow in iron solution, which sounds terrible. But Sarah was reminding me, there is iron and my cereal wrinkle it in you ever do that high school, chemistry experiment. Then he put magnets on her stomach and legs, and she said she felt this occult force this fluid in her body and began to feel better. And eventually she completely recovered after a few treatment. So obviously, you know, word gets around about something like that happening and overtime Messmer tweaked his theory and renamed it animal magnetism, which again doesn't sound like what it is and he considered that the fluid followed the laws of magnetism. So it's weird. But at this point, everything was start. Going to seem a little more legit and scientific because some vague science time laws, but it also got weirder in more ritualistic and that's partly because of the rituals Messmer himself attached to it. He figured that disease was the result of fluid blockages or some sort of disequilibrium of these internal tides. And the operator said the, I mean, what we would consider the hypnotist today demands Meriva mesmerised could help restore that balance by acting as a conduit to the greater world of magnetic fluids. So you couldn't access that magnetic fluid just alone, but somebody else could do it for powerful operator. And this was done with a magnetized object or by the passing of hands over the patient called magnetic passes. And eventually the patient would experience what he called a crisis, which was a trance sometimes ending in convulsions in delirium. We all we. And this all a bit suggestive very suggestive, especially when you consider that most of the patients are women and he's the guy. So he even came up with a special tool that he invented for the purpose of treating multiple patients at once called, think about k. and unsurprisingly he gets famous for his crazy semis pseudoscientific antics, Mozart is a follower, and he even performs music and mesmerizing honor. And then also unsurprisingly there's a scandal and the Viennese physicians expose mesmerized the fraud. He leaves Austria in disgrace and goes to Paris in seventeen seventy eight. And he finds a pretty willing audience in Paris. And that's partly because the city was already so awash in all these discussions and demonstrations of gravity and magnetism electricity. So this idea about this magnetic force in fluid in your body seemed to fit. More or less in with the rest of it. And he would set the mood for these demonstrations playing the instrument du jour, which was Franklin's glass harmonica to induce deeper trances on. Sarah says you have to go with you, which I haven't yet. I don't think you can. I could never describe what it sounds like. But I mean, it's kind of like if you've ever seen anybody play crystals with water except they're all stocked on top of each other and it can be played seamlessly, so you're not chiming away at it. It's a very Yeary mysterious sound in just sort of a weird side. Note on the Glasser Monica. Eventually people thought that it was dangerous to your mental health. So it's sort of ironic that it's being used in conjunction with to cure treatment and mesmerized them. They thought that listening to the glass, her Monica, if you were already in a delicate state could possibly cause mental illness, so maybe you shouldn't listen to it actually make in small dose. Are you okay? So far you feeling. About, I'm feeling alright. I don't know. I only listen to like a couple YouTube videos worth. I'll check in with you tomorrow. But Marie Antoinette really liked Messmer and he was, I think she was just bored that court before me, honest. He was frequently invited to the French court perform for the Queen, but that ultimately proved to be his downfall because Louis to sixteenth was not so into this whole thing. He's a skeptic. So he put together a commission to investigate Messmer science quote, unquote. The members include Ben Franklin, Antoine lavar CA the Paris mayor John by an even doctors doctor Josef Gada who you know behind something similar to his name. Yeah, the two, weirdly a few of the commission members meet their fate with the the real deal, don't get into pseudoscience them. This episode is brought to you by the economist, which is a weekly magazine that will bring you all of the news about the world around us in all of the many things going on in current events, but it's not just economics and finance. 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So this commission works from his house and Mesmeh of course, you know, he's he wants to defend his reputation. He has to defend it, but he also wants to distance himself from the commission. You don't wanna go there. Mas- Mer himself and demonstrate your theories and your ideas in have it all blow up in your face, especially if you have a suspicion that you might be a bit of a fry. It won't work quite right or maybe maybe wouldn't even think that you just think, oh, the commission wouldn't get it right. So Muslims sends an assistant doctor, Charles dozen to represent him that way. You know if the sky messes up Messmer can blame it on him. So it does lend demonstrated some of the mesmerized som techniques for the panel. At one point, he magnetized a tree and then had this subject. Ideally the tree that had the most force. Unfortunately, the twelve year old blindfolded boy. Starts going in the wrong direction saying, you know, I feel the force increasing tree going down the line of trees going further and further away from the Hudson's going. No tree be maximum three. I can just imagine the guy watching this and you know face in in hand and then the kid fainted. Yeah, not put an end to the demonstration. So a few of these in the commission concludes that there is no scientific evidence behind mesmerized him. They published a report in. That's really that for Messmer himself in Paris. He falls out a favor almost immediately. He dies in obscurity, but he does not full out of memory. No, he's still in the back of everyone's heads. One of his main fans is our mom regime took to Shostak who is a marquee and an aristocrat who starts doing these experiments with mesmerized with the help of a young man on his estate, even before Messmer was out of commission and the marquee would. Hypnotize the guy and then leave him with no memory. And he came to believe that the magnetic effects dependent on the operator's belief on the report with the patient. So more like the two people involved in it and the relationship between the two than just, I am many on math mesmerized wreck that Messmer himself was doing and it. It's interesting, the guy who he's working with will talk quite openly when he's in this mesmerized state. Tell tell this aristocratic master of his things that he wouldn't normally say like I had a fight with my sister and then after he gets some advice on how to deal with it, he has no recollection, but he's still acts on the advice, weird, stuff like that. So it still sounds kind of out there, but the marquees work in seventeen eighty four on his experiments are sometimes considered the start of modern psychotherapy. I mean, I can see that to a certain extent other talking to each other. In trying to drawing everything out there. Yeah, semester is really started to get its second wind in the eighteen thirties and forties. It spread to the United States and influenced William James, the psychologist and the brother of Henry James, and it was simultaneously supported and disproven in eighteen forty three by the English Dr James braid. He concluded that this whole fluid idea was nonsense, but he also decided that these physical facts were real and they are produced by quote, a peculiar condition of the nervous system induced by a fixed and abstracted attention and quote. So this is a real thing. You induce it through this through this process and then it it does have effects on your nervous. It has nothing to do with magnetic fluids, no internal tides. And so trying to distance this idea trying to distance the effects of mesmerized from mesmerized itself, which has the shady reputation. Braid coins a few new terms. One of them is hit metabolism. Another hypnosis any starts to investigate the applications of hypnosis in paralysis and rheumatism. And you know, just treating it more like a possible medical science, French doctors and scientists follow his lead. And by the eighteen eighties, scientists really start tackling hypnosis as as a real thing. And at this point we can separate hypnosis from Messmer ISM, but don't think that most Muslim went away. It just science on a different track. I'm thinking parallel, we're going to get back at the tourism, but these more modern scientists accepted that yet definitely doesn't involve physical forces no fluid. Instead it had something to do with your mind. And Sigmund Freud actually got really interested in hypnosis and it's something that had a very big affect on psychology, even though he abandoned it pretty quickly for free association. It was just too hard to. Actually get people into a translate, a single report fried and by World War One World War Two, we have hypnosis being used on returning soldiers and it's not just a sideshow act anymore. It's part of psychology. But interestingly, we still don't understand what hypnosis really is. There's no generally accepted explanation for how it works. Yeah, so but I'm gonna go back to mesmerized 'em which did become a bit of a sideshow act and yet still was considered, somewhat guess, qualify medical. So between the eighteen forties in eighteen eighties, mesmerized got completely drawn into this both spiritualism and staged demonstrations. So it's a pop culture hit. But if you were a self respecting physician, there is you wouldn't even touch that with ten full node ruin your career. But if you were an itinerant mesmerised, you might have a pretty good career. It's my back career. I think you. I think you could pull it off Katie. So these folks would travel around Britain travel around different countries and perform the shows and the shows would bring in a paying audience. But the main point of them was to try to attract private clients for personal treatment because they would give you the big backs for mesmerizing them and you think that these shows might sound fine. Come like the g. a. shows we described at the beginning, but the knives under fingernails. I was not making that up. That's unfortunately a real thing will and and worse. Let's say we've got a pouring acid on the skin administering electric shocks, putting a Monet and people's mouths, a firing pistols near their ear in. The weird thing about this is it's not just the mesmerized who are doing this to try to prove that it's real. It's skeptics. So people would come to the same mesmerized is fake. I can disprove it by, you know, firing a pistol by this watch if I met guy, he's totally going to stand up. Yes. You would end up with just escalating brutalities on these poor, supposedly, mesmerized people, and you know it, it worked to both ends. If the patient jumped when the gun was fired by her ear, it's a fake. You know, we've exposed it if nothing happened than people thought either it was all real or it was such good fakery that it was really, really sick and disturbing. This episode is brought to you by stamps dot com. I'm one of those outgoing people who knows all of my neighborhood, postal workers at my like going to the post office, but sometimes my life is insane. And that is simply not always practical. Thankfully, these days you can get almost anything on demand and that includes your mailing needs. So you don't have to take trips to the post office to mail your letters or packages. You can get that postage on demand with stamps dot com with stamps dot com. You can access all of the amazing services of the post office. But right from your desk. 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And I mean when I when I read it, it's it's about this young man. Spurgeon young who died after a few days illness and quote, it is now claimed that death resulted from injuries received while under mesmeric influence at the hands of amateurs in the science corner. Bowers has some jewelry in. We'll make a thorough investigation it. It's easy to see how somebody could be killed under an amateur mesmerised demonstration's. If you read some of these things they did to people will in some people started connecting this. This idea of this unconscious state with surgery, thinking painting will exactly maybe. This is a good way to get people through something like amputation, a Messmer can't. Anesthesia was used to amputate the leg at the fi- of a forty two year old man named James Wambo who said he didn't feel anything, but it was obviously crowded out before it could get going. That's why you haven't heard many stories about mesmeric, anesthesia because you know things like ether came into use instead which another sort of strange side knit there either in nitrous oxide were they originally had applications on the stage before they were thought of for medical purposes? Really? Yeah, kind of a strange. It's hard to imagine going to like the cool ether show in town, but. No. So with these itinerant performances, these debates people getting amputations and our MS Merrick, trance mesmerizing becomes a very contentious thing. And the perfect plot point for a romantic or Victorian writer to pursue these altered states of consciousness into the altered states of consciousness, especially those achieved through opium, but also quite effectively done through hypnosis sleepwalking and trans has not every story can have the opium eater. No, some of them just have plain trances. So according to this book Bram Stoker in the man who is Dracula there's a whole genre of MS Merrick, novels that combine gothic elements, know things that we're we're familiar with in much earlier fiction with these more modern scientific ideas than we have Daniel dormer the Messmer secret Edward Heron, Allen the Princess Daphne, and obviously. Bram Stoker's Dracula which is published a little late in the game for some of this mesmerised off. Eighteen ninety seven. It was definitely not in any more science wasn't now, but it's used to great effect by Stoker. Yes, this is one of my favorite books of all time and has a prominent place on my bookshelf, but the character of Lucy is often sleepwalking vampire uses mesmerizing to satisfy his blood lust and van Helsing uses it to fight back. It's it's a central point in how everything happens and observing what someone is like in a trance and what they can do when they're in this altered state of consciousness, things against their will, even so another famous horror writer to used it pretty great effect. That's Edgar Allan Poe. He became interested in Missouri after he attended this lecture by Andrew, Jackson Davis, and his most famous story on mesmerized is the facts in. The case of Mosul Valdemar and the story was so good that people thought it might be true even though it sounds incredibly outrageous just give you like a brief plot outline here. There's this mesmerized and he's interested in the effect of hypnosis on a dying person. So he reaches out to this dying friend and gets his approval to try to hypnotize him on his deathbed. He puts the guy into a state of hypnosis and then the guy starts to talk and says, I'm dead, even though he's trance state in the guy just remains like that in this inert state for months and months without a pulse. Just in this death, trance, half living half dead. And finally, the narrator jostles out of the trans by repeatedly saying dead dead dead. And when he comes to he immediately rots because he's been sitting there for. Months dead and turns into this puddle of GU. So I have to read this immediate. I think it it sounds like a really great use of mesmerized them. It wasn't always used though in that that horrifying kind of way people weren't always rotting and falling puddles. Unfortunately, just with a psychological kind of twist, you had a couple of examples. I think a wild in the picture of Dorian gray and even Walt Whitman in poetry. The sleepers and song myself and dickens who is of course, arguably the most famous. So we use weird. He was very much influenced by mesmerized them. In fact, he, he takes it a step beyond somebody like PLO or wild. He's actually a mesmerised himself. He performed mesmerizing on his wife and Pittsburgh eighteen hundred issue. And then yeah, of course, on this other lady in eighteen forty four classic dickens where you and his final unfinished novel, the mystery of Edwin drood is. Is about an evil mesmerised who sexually manipulates women through hypnosis, which I have never heard of that before. Oh, really? Candice, former co host for y'all who remember from way back in the day, she's reading drood by Dan Simmons, and I was trying to decide kind of a take off on that. If I had to read the unfinished mystery of Edmund rude before you can let me know. But that does raise an interesting point about mesmerizing one we brought up earlier that it's pretty sexual. The patients nearly almost always women, something that may have helped that literary success damsels and improperly heard it's medical reputation to. And there's also that that crime angle of being hypnotized and doing things against your will, which that appears in literature for way longer. It's even you. You'll hear actual defenses using that aside her literature. I was hypnotized. I don't know what to say about even have. There's some sleepwalking murder stories. I wrote in article for the website how stuff works dot com, how sleepwalking works. And I was reading many defenses that people have given. I had no idea. I killed my wife. I was sleepwalking. Thank you so much for joining us for this Saturday classic since this is out of the archive, if you heard an Email address or Facebook URL or something similar during the course of the show that may be obsolete now. So here's our current contact information. We are at history podcasts at how stuff works dot com. 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Imelda Staunton

Monocle 24: The Big Interview

28:34 min | 1 year ago

Imelda Staunton

"Mr Sometime came to pre sweeney he just came out to the you have to play rose other oh no no no it was great because it's a really good play and narrowly intense portrayal of madame rose the emotionally abusive matriarch in Stephen Sondheim's revered classic Gypsy never a Great Imelda Staunton Al Studios here in London for the big interview thank you so much for talking to me only for herself and violent and narcissistic and heartbreaking Imelda Staunton shot to international fame to be daunted by the demands of stage acting she followed up with Edward Albee's equally intense play who's afraid of Virginia Woolf and then another Sondheim well her oscar-nominated turn in two thousand and foles gripping drama Vera Drake by that time however she'd already carved out a cozy position as one of favorite Foley's for on the Harry Potter films to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Downton Abbey she's conquered screens big and small and listen I come from an Irish background Irish people quite happy I think in feel quite at ease performing mass generalization I know but my mum played fiddle and the I walked onto a stage auditory moves dark I thought this is where to be did it take you awhile to feel safe on the stage though I mean I'm obviously not an act I spoken to a few people who have made career themselves on the stage and quite often I don't know I think it's something quite specific theater actors they tend to be able to pinpoint moment nothing you know I was lucky enough to have started out as in our convent we had an elocution teacher who also taught drama and she used to put me in for drama festival so I would I mean I've done school plays and things before which I loved but I wish three trauma schools and two of them the auditions were in a room with people and the third one Britain's leading stage performers she's the winner of four and Livia roads three four best actress in a musical most recently for her extreme wasn't till I met my first long term boyfriend when I was seventeen and they did go to theater and they took me to the theater and I saw Olivier the old vic jump lower there was no exposure you know burnt to fear to going family at all my family Irish working class immigrants and my mom would help it we didn't do that sort of thing what is nothing quite like watching Staunton's quiet brilliance at its best on London's West End Stage I'm pleased to say that I was joined by Darren I can't imagine feeling any less safe I think than on a stage in front of hundreds of people did you always feel like that the first time you walked out on the stage I think I did actually audience you know so quite extrovert as I understand it you grew up in north of London what was your exposure to the arts like when you were younger monolog with another girl Dulag and you would do competitions and that was a good training and that was very young and and I didn't I was going to be an active and I knew I I really enjoy doing that they can say this was the moment where I fell in love with the stage is that true for you I think that might have happened to me at my audition for drama scorer I tonight did start seeing plays with raw crikey this looks good because I although at drama school I then this is just my subject but then you see actors art and acting like that and you just striving to be a good actor nuts at drama school all you're really doing you just want to strive to suffer was it that you manage to have the confidence to look at a career in the arts and see that is a viable option I think it was my teacher. Jackie Stoker alignment that was full of the odds treated you know going into a career on the stage as a legitimate career path one as legitimate as being a teacher or a doctoral how implant pf those parts in my early twenty s just gave me acting muscle What about being nominated for your first big awards under standard the stage when it comes to this production but what struck be looking back at your performance there was that your interpretation seemed to be I'm not sure if it was a deliberate shift for the beggars opera you were nominated for an Olivier well that season that was Richard s first season at the national and yes I was nominated for best actress away from what we know but you seem to be quite careful about putting your own stamp on the role you certainly weren't doing an impersonation of Judy garland now who can hope wbt every single day it certainly seems on paper that it didn't seem to take you very long to really get on a solid career path by the nineteen eighty s you were coming full the National Theatre First Job was at Worcester Swan Theatre Worcester but I was playing a lead role so my first job aged twenty I was playing a lead role now I was getting all of the I want you well because by then I six years of hardcore repertory theatre all over the country but also I suppose when I was taken from dramas given existing notion of what the show could be obviously he was starring as Dorothy these days we have wicked so that is an another way that people have this familiarity certainly the story of the wizard of Oz because one handed is such a you know it's a production where also familiar with but I would anticipate that that would sometimes make a little bit harder because people have these so these children and these adults seeing it today and it was a tough show to do but not too bad because my husband was playing the cowardly lion so that was great we had each other tree playing very big parts not all well at all but my God it was a great experience and I was given a lot of responsibility very early on whether it's playing Saint Joan that is so ever present in much of the performing arts here in Britain eight dollars travel quite well that also means that maybe there's less of a pressure for people musical and best newcomer but Ken Branagan added that year What happened to him so yes that was yeah that was very strange very strange you wanted to get through all the hell all that and to see great performances was a huge inspiration I always wanted so interesting when people say that they didn't necessarily grow up in an you have the confidence in me and also we didn't know what an actor's life was in our family so the idea of going to drama school is me going to the university for my son being used started appearing in films as well I'm coming at this topic from a non British person but it does seem to me that this Britishness didn't think level I remember when I was seventeen when I didn't have a life plan I didn't know what it really meant older I knew was I was going somewhere where I could do what I love to have to wash off their britishness when they become more of an international star and that seems to be the case with you because if you look at your filmography you start in so many productions that are very fantastic to look at all the script I'm doing is the script on the day and you can't go I'm not as good as her of course I'm not you just have to tell this story object so I got into raw which time was you know the top drama school so my parents were very impressed by that although none of us really what it was all these great female actresses who got such theater muscle that easily translates to film when we say something is uniquely British it's easy to understand that as far as how it looks on a screen or how it might seem on the stage but what does that actually mean is part of that that notion television program more and more films I think actors are leave drums schools straightaway and goes straight into a big big film? That didn't happen when we left drums did you know I wouldn't have been able to do the Harry potters without having had deals combination for that and all that so Mike Lee Makes push films about British life in certain hey the California suite in the price of Miss Jean Brodie she was getting Oscar before any of us knew how to spell it so we're very lucky that she and Judy and Helen you missed out of there which was the one film that probably made me a tiny bit international was Mike Lees Vera Drake that's what actually catapult nick certainly Ken loach's and certainly might leers and

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BM176: How to Really Beef Up Your Presence on Amazon

Book Marketing Mentors

34:14 min | 1 year ago

BM176: How to Really Beef Up Your Presence on Amazon

"If you're an author or plan to be one get excited because this podcast is for you book marketing mentor is the only podcast dedicated to helping you successfully market and sell your book. If you're ready for him, powering conversations with successful marketing, mavens, then grab coffee or tea, and listen to your host, international bestselling author Susan Freedman. Welcome to marketing mentors that we keep podcast where you learn proven strategies tools ideas and tips from the most as every week, I into juice, you to a marketing Mazda will shed their expertise to help you market and some will books today. My special guest is a marketing expert as president of make it so marketing Tina Lissa so bored transforms business books into Amazon Sally since two thousand and three business also have turned to hurt to help spread the word about that new books and grow that business. She's over twenty years experience in the publishing industry covering marketing sales distribution and publicity. She successfully managed campaigns in the fields of sales marketing leaderships business consulting motivation. She's known for keeping complex campaigns on track and getting. Results. What an honor it is to welcome you back to the show. We had a few weeks ago. So thank you for coming back and being this week guest, next, but and mental absolutely. It's a pleasure to talk with you again. So Tina lost time we talk about promoting your book, and we did touch on Amazon. But I know that you have got such expertise in setting up pages and helping authors do what they need to do to really be fought the presence on Amazon. So let's get in and talk about that. And what they have to do and how they do it. Sure. Great. I think Amazon, it's something that you have to reckon with, because it's our biggest avenue for selling books, and especially for selling books online, which is critical. And if you're looking to build an audience, and you wanna Bill. Your own online, audience, you need to be selling Amazon. The reality is people are comfortable buying from Amazon. They're much more comfortable buying from Amazon than your little shop card. So it makes a lot of sense to just drive the traffic there. And the more sales. Amazon, the more you're going to show up in search rankings and show up when people are doing searches for a book on your topic. So it's critical that when they do get there are I show, we talked about how you can drive people to the Amazon page. We really wanna talk about how that can look good when they get there. It's kind of like having you bought a new house. You're going to have a housewarming. There's a lotta stuff you have to do in home to make it friendly and clean and happy and warm and bright and food and drink, and all that stuff to have a nice house warming when you're going to do a launch on book, you need to treat your Amazon page like that home, you need to make it look welcoming. And there's a lot of. As to do that. So first off, I would say to these thing to do is really to look at competitors foot or your idol in your subject matter looking their book. I'm looking right now at one of my author's books and he's a best selling author in sales arena. And if you look at his page which shows us a along formation first thing that we see is the title when the book came out his name. I knew this when they show your name as the author, it's blue highlighted so that, you know, it's a link to the authors page, you wanna make sure you're filling out your author page, that's kind of a given with any books that you've written any information on you, there's bio on, you have video people can follow you can have a link to your website. So that's how you make that connection between somebody looking at you on Amazon and also your own business, or your website and perhaps get them in. Into your newsletter and so forth. Communicate with there's a lot that can be done just in that berry, beginning of looking at Amazon page, the Cochabamba that hate because I know that is all this some things that are all too should be doing to maximize that such took to us about the oils of page, your author pysche. The most important thing is to have nearby on which shows on the left hand side. They're also going to show all your books that you've authored in, if you only have one gonna show one that's fine. They'll also be able to show videos that you're uploading, or in blogs, if you're linking to that on your author page, so that's just giving more and more information about MU and you thought later which is really nice. We wanna do that we went to kind of fill out all the boxes on this page as much as. Possible. So people will see that you are somebody to be reckoned with when you'll notice if you're looking on say, your, your idols author page when you scroll down on the left hand side, you'd rather wonderful bio, and be sure makes this bio, really sing as far as who you are in your field, as opposed to just the kinds of things you do. But how you're standing in the world. Like, for instance, this gentlemen says how many people are reading law because it's over eighty thousand people and he's been named an influential person in his field. One of the top twenty five those types of things that you want to show. If you have anything like that credits that kind of thing, even essentially education depends on your field. If you look at your bio on this author towards the bottom about left hand call, it will say something like arguing author, helpless, improver, author, pages by updating information. So you learn more at author central author sense. Is really your place to go and play, and learn more about specifically how to do this stuff that's the great thing about Amazon? There's tons of to'real there's tons of human as they are definitely not about eight hundred number where you can call people that's not going to happen. It's very hard to even get E mail from people at Amazon, but they have a ton of QNA's. So when you go to author central that will help you with doing your author page, and also doing your book page, the so that's new help keep that in mind, the author central. That's what you would go and upload your book. Is that correct, right? I'll give you the information on how to do that. Because you is the author. You have the ability to go on this page in make changes your publishers by letting you do that for any reason if you're the big, New York publisher, probably not doing that in you have to work through your editor on that. But most of their publishers you're able to do that. It's easy. But it's just a matter of kind of looking through and walking your way through it. And if you get stuck on something you go to author central into a search on how to do whatever the things that you wanna focus on our herself. Sometimes this page, you may have. Oh coming out. You may have gotten your is the numbers. You've created your title all information. It's showing up books brench, which is kind of the bible of all the books they're coming out or come out and that will times populate announce on page, and you may not even realize that yearbook may already be on on, and you wanna look at that, and then you wanna step page because people could be seeing mostly people in the book industry, but I get closer. You know, you wanna make sure that information's cracks and then it's complete. So let's talk about the different sections, the very first section you're going to see is the description section where they're talking about the book itself a lot. Times people take the back cover from the book and put up there. Now all you have or endorsement quotes on about over of your book and a little bio about you. Neither of those things belong there. So you really need to do is to raise the marketing copy. And if you're not good at that you need to get somebody who is I certainly have done that for my clients, it makes a big difference when someone else takes a look at it. But how did you get your? Hey JR is written for your website. You know, you need to look at it from that perspective is this description is really brochure for the book, and it needs to give people, some bullet points what it's about what they're going to gain from it. And also, you need to speaking directly to the types of people who are the audience or such talking about small business owners or solo for north unity using those words in this description. So it's calling them out. No go, I'm reading this y'all. That's written for me. I need to keep reading. Find out more about that description that's a critical part because it shows up on the above the fold. Hey JR of the Amazon. Hey jr. You don't have to scroll down to rated. You do probably have to read. More is a little remorse. Read less seeing a whole scripture, but you wanna make sure the beginning release things because they're seeing that at the top when they went on the page, that's just gonna grab them on your book cover. That's what's gonna grab them left of that description. You're seeing cover art, and you're also seeing something on most books are already polish. You see something called look inside, which is you a glimpse at the first several pages of the book, maybe just a random sample within it or the intro chapter alum kinds of things rotate. If you go back and look at again, you may see from pages. So the look insider, the search inside feature as used to be called is really important for people to figure out whether they want the book. It's like when you're going to the national book story take a book off the shelf. What do you know she knows the spine the cover in the new open up and you page through it a little bit? The see if this is written for you. And if you like it nece look at the table of contents. That's a look inside does so be sure to submit your book or the look inside or search inside feature. That they would find on the oil through central is that if you go to author central, you'll see information on how to applaud that. And what kind of file you need in that kind of thing, if you have somebody who laid out the book they may be a better to do that for you? If you're not real technical, but that's where you get the instructions for that. And it also takes a certain period of time. That's one of the things you wanna look at in advance of releasing the book. Ondrej because I know the importance of Johndroe in terms of getting classified in section where you have. To be more of a best seller, because you're sort of a niche area talk to about high you find the right Jonkers for yourself. If you look down on page their product details about the book you'll see gives the basics you wanna make sure you have all this permission fell out. You know how many pages, who the publisher is when it came out, or when it's scheduled to come out the ISP n numbers helping the book is how much ways Hudson reviews is something that will talk about, but that's that into this Amazon. The seller rank Ben shows up, how many it is in all of the books on Amazon, which in your case when you're starting out could be pretty scary high member. But below that if you're looking at the Amazon paste, like I said justed you're looking at your your hero in your field. You're looking at one of their popular books. You'll notice they have rankings in specific sections, usually there's two of them. And in this case this gentleman as a sales marketing experts. So he's got a ranking in books. Listen money section further subdivided to marketing and sales than it subdivided into sales in selling an his next one subdivide similarly, but it goes from books visits in money to specifically marketing sales and marketing he showing up in the prime categories for him of sales, and selling and marketing, a naturally critical for his book, because that's what it's about. And that's what he's expert in. Those are the things you wanna be doing to tag, your book and just show it. So it'll show up in those categories or suggesting those categories that's really important people will look for things that are in those categories and shows up the way that you get specific ranking, though, is the Huzzah of how many books, you're selling that you're showing up in a good ranking among all the books that are in marketing, for instance marketing so big Lita. Apps. So cake sales is so big. I mean you don't stand a chance against so many of the people so dividing up into those small sections gives you much more opportunity to be seen in that marketplace. Is that correct? Right. Inferences sales in selling these categories for him because they further subdivide from there you can go for marketing sales, too sales selling anything it's sales management, would, for instance be one of those or telemarketing. And if you're, we're about phone sales, which I've helped authors who had looks like that. That's definitely what they wanna tag because they want people to realize, hey, if you wanna book on phone sales, look mine. The more specific the better in terms of showing up in a ranking also helping people to find the right book for this Jomon kind of it's almost more like, yeah, I made it in a big category. As opposed to something more subdivide. Vetted really assess what you books about. That's good for you. And I think if you're starting out with your first, or second book or really tackling Amazon for the first time to get those types of rankings this fabulous. And that's what I focus my business on how to get that one of the things is tagging it in the first place and being specific about it to do that. But then also beefing up the page in driving, traffic to the page which we talked about in our other segment, Stoker bell reviews because that's something that people get very hung up about, it's like how can I get reviews because obviously, a mole reviews, especially if they of verified purchases, I believe that is for us to Chris about. Not sure there's tutor for things happening reviews, you'll notice when you scroll down, Amazon page, they'll show you. Whole bunch of other books, you might wanna get. And then below that there's aditorial reviews where you'll see review in it's usually something like praised for this title, title's name, and then they're all kinds of reviews that the offer has gotten previous publishing a book. These are what we call endorsements for a book, these types of things you would see on the back cover book or on the front, cover of a book, there from people who are colleagues of the author, somebody who is also writing books, that reach this audience or similar audience, so their their, their cohorts, if you like their books, you might like this book type of thing you need to get those and potentially with your publisher, also getting some of those, they may know some people, but that's a whole thing that you have to work on as far as getting endorsements. Let us help. People with that. How do you get endorsements? You basically ask make it hit list, and ask people you mostly things by Email. Now, never send somebody the book as an attachment because they'll never open Email. It'll end up in their spam with some, the relationship Email saying, your big fan of whatever they wrote, and Wia love them and follow them. And you've written a book on this topic and you'd love to have take a look at it. They like it appreciate their endorsement, and then the reply back to you. But that's the basics on how to get endorsed, I work with people to do that, if they need that in their prison their book, but below that you'd have your about the author bio again, that's at a tower reviews. You can also have something if you get reviews in Qurqus, or any other type of publication at specifically reviewing books, those would be put in there, but it also could be a review from somebody who is. Client of yours. But alumni times you want those to be more household name types of companies so that it makes sense why they're reviewing it or the person gets oh with this person, the Joan from Sophos, for instance, if you're writing a book for CEO's while he'd be a great endorsement now endorsements versus reviews, which are way up at the top on Amazon. You'll notice those stars right below the title of the book says by the author name and then you've got three stars four stars five stars. You're looking five stars up there, hopefully in issues head on reviews. I take a look at an author in wanna see how their books doing look at the rankings. Look at this advice, e have seven reviews or no reviews. I wonder what's going on, if they have no reviews I figure the book hasn't come out, yet you can't get reviews until the books published literally cannot be putting your book on Amazon. Page, you know as a person who's reviewing it until the book's been published, or an additional that has been published. So there's a few things you can do to make swerve. If you have a publication date, say you coming out able I with your heart cover soft cover of your book, but you wanna do book launch, and you want people to be driven to this sincere. This book, gimme a couple days before you actually do your launch the all year reviews show up April, first, you can start asking everybody to do the reviews. There's another should he little thing you can do and she could actually come up with an audiobook version of, of your book and have that come out, sooner and that way, you're getting reviews on it, and they're all showing up on the same as your hard cover soft cover page, or your kindle version of the book. But somebody to consider a lot of people will do something like a ninety nine cent copy of the audio version. And that's a great way of getting people to go by the book in the ninety nine cents audio version, and then have you asked them for review? So what you would be doing is going to your close friends, and your family and asking them to review the book you ask your beta readers. You Asher close colleagues in a lotta time shift people reading the book to give you a to'real notes before it goes out, those people, you definitely want them to be reviewing the book for you. They're already invested in it. Make sure that when you ask people to do this, you'll be sending them an Email. It's probably the same thing send everybody. Hey, I'm very excited. My book is, you know, ready to come out on Amazon or ready to release the book in April I could really use some reviews. I the big saver to ask you, would you please go here and review? The book is a variation on this. You can say, hey, would you please? Go here. And by the audio version, it's on sale now for only ninety nine cents. Be really helpful beyond sale. All this week, the publisher will will say Kayla stupid nine cents version for this week in, then you get all your reviews and it helps through sales and they can post a review for you. It's really, really critical. Yes. No great question, less time. We lost his new set any mistakes people making I love asking that question mistake, people make masks for reviews is they don't tell their friends not to say their friends in their review. It's important, you don't do that, because you'll get flagged and reviewed clinical out, and then you're kind of like the poster child for. Maybe you've got a illegal review thing going on where people manufacturing, these, and you don't wanna go there you don't ask your close. Friends, your family. Your beta readers your close colleagues people that, you know, they will host to review. You can send them a PDF. Qaba. You can ask them to buy the night sent audio was into it wanted people will do that, not even read it, and they'll go poster review for because they like you. And that's fine, make sure you warn them not to say that your friends related or whatever, because that will get the review flagged. It's mostly a Hank. Jimmy favor at really appreciated and then give them what they need to do that. Whether it's tedious, or is the link to the page. That's a really critical thing. Don't ever expect. Somebody just go to Amazon find Juba. It's kind of rude. Tell me about you meant to cook a hernia, and I know that that's a paid for review. What you'll soul sawn paying for those of us on a big proponent of people basically paying for anything. I don't see how that really helps I think maybe you were writing fiction, I think purposes, possibly worth it or other reviews worth, it is you don't have him, but I mostly deal with business authors. And my feeling is this. You've been in business for a while. If you're writing a book you have in network with people that you built a business with and you should rely on them to sell your book. And that's what my business Zola that way, you're not relying on hoping spending money with few are Tope. You're going to get covered someplace or spend money trying to get repaid reviews or to spend money on advertising. Hoping that's going to sell book. That's a really small return. A book sale is of very small turns actually be spending money on. I'm all about blood verging other people's audiences in order to boost your book and to Mr. business. I'm not a fan of. And we talk about. Light era that Amazon is a shop window. A Yukon expect Amazon's do the marketing and sales full you. And I think so many people think that oh, I'm going to be on Amazon and Sutton. I'm gonna be marketed. I'm gonna sell millions of books. Some that just isn't the case. So you've got a rinky poll to the window. Sales. Peggy. Hoping this is still true, but, you know where it says, frequently bought together, I think you can actually pay for that to get that, if you want to, I don't think that's worth it for most authors aren't a big time author who are selling a ton of books, I think most authors who you have a book out, because you want to promote yourself in your business. What you do you wanna show yourself as an expert you wanna get your permission out there? You wanna have his calling card, you wanna be a published author because it raises your denzel's. I don't think it's worth it to be spending. A lot of money on Amazon, essentially, pushing the book, I think there's other ways to do it, which is use other people's lists to derive people to this page to get them to buy it. Have them recommended review it so they'll be interested in reading it. You're the you can do though. That could be fun for you is trying to see if they have on this page on always see it. But oh. It's way down at the bottom of book page set up an Amazon giveaway. Amazon allows you to run promotional giveaways to create buzz reward. You're on inside attract new followers in customers. Learn about you can do giveaways all kinds of province on Amazon. You can certainly do them with books can run a giveaway to your audience. You could run it to if you're on a podcast. Hello, you can do give away for your book for them. You can also just give books to the podcast, author, tell them that you'll send to their listeners, if you know, the third call or whatever kind of things there's ways to June that to get book in hands to give to essentially promoted, using Amazon, wave it isn't necessarily costing money. They give away is not a big Haast says something to think about now. I think that's really important to know you know, what would be cost-effective in terms of, you know, where you put your money because yet very easy. Easy to. But a whole lot of money in two things that are not gonna pay off for you. You really have to think about how much is this book the unit price in this book? And also, what are you netting out of it before you're spending money? How many books do you have to sell using this method? In order to make this worthwhile. The reason why and I always laugh when I say that to my authors speeches were talking about how much my services crossed and they laughed, because there's no way book sales are going to pay for that. Well, I mean eventually with them it does. But what they're really looking for is a new client for them. And that's invariably. What happens, you know, where they say, hey, I had somebody who told me he hadn't even done the prelaunch shed. And one of the partner saw something we didn't interview somebody as they saw him in somebody came to him and said, I was listening to podcast. Joe so-so 'bout your new book and I wanted to talk about hiring. You got into Klein out more for me. That's the kind of stuff you really looking for in expanding your audience, and bring yourself out there as next for coming out of the book. That's a great. Fake way into telling listeners about your services, and how they can get hold of you. A hold of me is probably not sure if you're probably be able to put up my Email on your page. Also can go linked in Tina low Sasso board. I love habit, you pronounce it correctly. Susan your fabulous. It's L O S A, as in board like a surfboard, and you can reach me a link to connect with me. And let me know you heard me on Susan freedoms, wonderful podcast, and that would be great. But when I do people work with all kinds of authors, I work with people who have large contracts with newer publishers in part of their business model with the publisher that they're going to water promotion. They have large list and other lists to promote the book at when they're launching. That's a big part of what I do. But I think for smaller authors, there's ways to utilize those services, and make it work for you to sell some books, and to build your prestige in the industry, and also to build your audience online. To drive book sales, but also to drive more business for new engines, keep doing it. A lot of times we do things like a soft launch where will work with you, where you are with where the book is, maybe it's already even out what can you be doing now? And what can you do every week? I think that's the most important thing. I would ever tell author stone ever think you're just gonna launch the book and it's just going to snowball from there, because that doesn't happen, you wouldn't not prospect for new business in your business. So you can't do that with your book. You know, it's your baby new to keep promoting feeding it. That's what I help. People do is to come up with a plan to do that show them how to do it. Right. The stuff that they need to be able to do that. And also stick with them along the way to kind of coach them into success invaluable few offer. And if you would leave a with a golden nugget to what would that be as far as Amazon pages concerned? One of the things you have to remember is so look at this from the perspective of somebody new who doesn't know you, you might even wanna get somebody who is in familiar with what your businesses, but, you know, them as a friend in their ten, surely, someone like your book audience, and have them look at this and see if it makes any sense if they understand what your book description means, see if they understand the emails that you're sending out asking people to do something, because I think, so often, we get wrapped up in our own little world of the book, when we think everyone gets it. And we leave a lot of stuff out, and we don't make it clear utilizing your own network, whether it's asking them to do things for you. People are happy to help just ask, whether it's asking them to review what you've written or to help you by setting review of your book. Ask your friends, ask your family, your colleagues, they'll be happy to help you and. Saying now move on. Next great with. No. Shame in all skiing. And you're right. Is no. You go onto somebody else that planting Guerande song next. Just keep that in mind, humming to yourself. Wonderful, thank you. Tina again for sharing your wisdom, and thank you so much taking time out of your precious day to listen to this interview, and I sincerely hope that it's some ideas, you can use to sell his wishing you much book marketing success. The time is now to take action and finally build your book, selling empire, and the great news is that Susan is here to help you, visit Fook marketing mentor dot com at sign up for a free fifteen minute book marketing strategy session with Susan, she'll help you discover your first steps to marketing and selling your book only those who take action or rewarded so visit book marketing mentor dot com, and we'll see you again next week. Hi Susan, again, with some more ways to exercise your marketing muscle in the loft showed we talked to about target and national getting and I said that I would explain the difference. The two phrases niche and target marketing on known as kissing cousins, the phrases target a niche, marketing, get tossed around quite a bit, and they're often used interchangeably yet, the two not quite the same thing. One of the primary differences between the two is the FIS of the market segment presumptive. Let's imagine your book addresses the needs of parents of teenagers, because of its size market is would consider that target market. However, if you focus on parents of young children eager to prepare them for preschool that without any. Shadow of a doubt is categorized, as a niche market, the so could another example, professional women between the ages of thirty five and fifty five years old would be a target market as it could include women in multiple industries, and in different positions. However professional women in their forties employed as it ministry. Tis Wooding in the healthcare industry would fall into the knee schmuck. It category before building all the platform you need to identify your best audience. If this isn't something, you instinctively know, then it's imperative you devote time to pinpoint exactly whom you want to talk it with your book message. Take it from me once you've nailed this, you'll be equipped to determine the right marketing tools necessary to connect with your audience. In other words, you take the guesswork out of the equation. One important point to mention in discussing natio- target markets revolves around money, whichever market you, choose make sure it's growing all stable market with money to invest in whatever products or services, you plan to offer until next time, keep exercising, your marketing muscle. And if you want more marketing tips, text A M U at seventy two thousand that's a m you at seven two zero zero zero.

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Episode 57  Aaahh!!! Classic Monsters

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Episode 57 Aaahh!!! Classic Monsters

"If you're easily offended this show I'll be for you but if you're into that weird fun you've come to the right place you've been ward more. I'm sorry I heard skeptic they walk them to be as people lever skeptic podcast podcast. Were three idiots debate weird phenomenon nominal. I'm Chris I'm the believer. I'm cody I am the skeptic and apparently in going through purity because my voice is Oh oh well if this is your first time listening to us we are. LGBTQ paranormal comedy podcast and this is a full episode. And this week we have a guest so we have a friend and my neighbor. Yeah I was coming from all the way down feet away we have Tracy Tracy. I'm hung over. I think we all are last. Night was the Halloween party and everyone is his feeling it today. Feeling it. Yeah so okay well. Since our month of October was quite busy getting ready for our live show. We didn't do a lot of like hollowing specific episodes so we decided we're going to extend that into November as well so today to tell them talk. Yeah well actually I. Since trae didn't want to say it I'm GonNa to her home for her a little bit in case Shell don't know tracy is a hyper talented human being she. She can sing her face off actor base off and she's she actually is the reason she's she's actually she's reenacted. Doing theon interpretive dance my words and so she actually. She picked this topic basically. So yeah so today we thought we would talk. Hello Classic movie monsters or I guess. A derivative thereof You know all the films like Frankenstein Dracula creature the Black Lagoon and salon boy. Oh boy so yeah so we are. Actually we each picked one classic creature. We're going to be sharing history in details about that creature in the story about the story about them so should we. Should we drinks. Yeah okay so I'm going to actually hand the mic over to Tracy and you because I she has forty drinks that she's going to be sure they're all so I'm focusing on vampires and at total wine there was actually quite a bit to choose from uh-huh depending on how elaborate you WanNa get with the topic. There was even like walking dead wine assume that seemed like sheeting. That seemed like that would be better for his. Obviously yeah it's because it's actually from the TV exactly. So I can't have rick on the cover and be thinking of Bram Stoker works for me with that said that I brought three drinks because being hungover and being two o'clock in me not having lunch it just seems weird like crack. Open a bottle of wine right now but I do have Francis Coppola diamond red plans talk a little bit about Coppola going on. Because you can't really talk about Dracula directly without talking about Coppola and then I also because I don't like I said if I'm going to open that I also brought four. They use my teeth to pull the bag out. I have a lovely temper neo. Oh I love to drag on. And we'll talk a little bit about what dragons dragons relates reverse dragged him the vampire at least in literature but like I said that's a bit heavy so honestly what I think I'm going to start with. Breath is a nice blood. Orange Margarita and S- To serve it in as they said I just live seven houses down I brought on my own Hamilton Sippy Cup when I say Hola pouring that that's awesome chewing that All amazing choices see. That doesn't take a random rationalization cody did you notice that mixture. You have doesn't actually have to kill it in it. Oh I I forgot I also brought my own patrol. Never leave home without it. So the monster I chose today is Where wolves so what? I'm drinking today. Is a Lithuanian heritage. Beer called where wolf it's literally called Werewolf and it has a quite a high alcohol content. So that's so funny because just right before for the show Tracy and I were talking about how we like picking drinks. That aren't just the name. They require narrative. Chris here's where we'll there's nothing with that sound so bitchy all right so Chris is still looking to see what kind of beer is is it. Strong connect have a taste. Today makes one of us. Oh that is delicious is really good. That's dangerous Oh my God. I'm just GonNa Covet this break a command. It's a Belgian dark El okay. I'M GONNA try that too. Yeah so for my drink. I'm actually Old England. I'm actually doing Frankenstein. And so and that was that was what I was GONNA do. I was I went into English. Oh I hear terrible and like you know what. I just can't drink this after my night. I'm going to get something good. Mary Shelley found something actually liked Mary. Shelley well well I whenever you look at all these old stories. I what I think of it is. They all kind of intertwined sometimes in ways and they're just kind of these wild crazy stories stories. So I've found a blackberry merlot called twisted Vine Ohio. Yeah good expected to get a couple. I rolls maybe like really all right so with that I will get into history I didn't want to do anything like Hollywood movie. Poor history because that would have been very long and excessive in instead I thought I would give a weird overview on the history of monsters the word monster itself derives from the Latin word monstrum meaning to demonstrate or monarch meaning to warn There's also the Latin word monstrum which Just means abnormal or supernatural but can also mean wonder or miracle generally speaking monsters are physical whether real or imagined representation of those things society as Dean leaned unknown or unnatural and most mostly those things that we fear and cannot explain physically. Speaking a monster may have some unusual characteristics. In fact one time things such as two-headed cavs or babies born with abnormalities were considered monsters so basically anything that was outside of what society claimed as quote. Normal aw was seen as monstrous of course as we know in addition to the physical characteristics. Munster's we'll do some terrible things or act out on the way beyond the standing of society being set that any one of us in this room could be considered a monster me with my blue hair and you both being super tall me with my gay so monsters there's all of you There are a ton of tons of monsters that go back in history. There were monsters that were found in cave paintings represented by animal human hybrids which unlikely cliches in real life hence monsters or at least at the conclusion that historians drew in Greek and Roman mythology monsters were perceived as a form of displeasure from the gods examples being cyclops Gorgon. Medusa Centaurs Sirens and so on. It seems that in religion like Judaism Christianity and Islam. They avoided talking about monsters aside from stories related to Satan and the power of evil in Hinduism monsters. A lot more prevalent. you see gods depicted with extra limbs or as an animal human hybrid and in native American culture. You have creatures such as the Wendy Go. Skin walkers and even sasquatch after the renaissance period with science becoming a new a fairly new thing. It really tried to attempt to explain what exactly monsters were to no avail in the gothic period we were graced. With two of the most infamous monsters Frankenstein and Dracula as well as some of the creepiest fairy tales by the brothers Grimm in psychology. Carl Jung tried to explain monsters as any central part of development might in that they were seen as the quote otherness within ourselves. I kind of discussed with this with you. Cody Day in that how I was talking how we need to balance the light with dark so I think that's the same thing it's arguing and our gang. We all have a fascination with monsters. This podcast is an example. Cody are armchair. Chair crypto zoologists. That even if these creatures don't exist it's that innate curiosity of the possibility of their existence as society changes the faces of monsters changing. We'll continue you to do so when before we used to be freed of things like trolls and elves. Today's where we fear things such as candyman or to say that once monsters collection of our society and then all the terrible things in it as well as an escape from those terrible things monsters are ever evolving and as long as we have fears and terrible things going on in our world they will. Oh not go away in my opinion. That's escapism at its best interest inc.. I have like a believer skeptic question but I guess I wanNA save it maybe. For debunk okay. But I'm afraid that I'm going to. I'm going to forget it. I'm going to ask now for both of Y'all are there any monsters or creatures that either of you actually believe in. Yes yes. That's probably what got me. Hooked on your podcast in the first place you were immediately talking about things that I have seen with my own eyes so I can only to Chris as a believer in many of the things. He's seen. Yeah I'm sitting there at work. Listen to going. Oh my God I saw that too says yes shadow people. I can't talk about that right now. Is Definitely I've had encounters encounters with shadow people. But as far as what we're talking about today. The closest is a boyfriend who thought he was a vampire. Oh Shit are you talking about that in your story. No I wasn't going to because it's complicated and messy advocates network. Deep Ball Game L.. Dated someone who thought he was a vampire sidelining. I think he was just really sexually confused. Needed to explore some things and that arena. He had seen the horror many times or he could have had A. What do you call it a behavioral behavioral disorder when the cutters? When they do that he wasn't so much a kite or more of more of a biter? Like that's that's its own fetish and there is a whole doing my research for this. There was there is a whole underground religion. There's a vampire religion. There are societies where people are are into do some sort of worship in bloodletting that would hopefully bring on mortality and things like that like I mentioned the other day in our text in our cults episode. We do do the cult of Rub Farrell. who was a vampire cult? You know right right exactly. But are there biologically human creatures after strolling through the catacombs in Paris. I wanted to believe it. I wanted to believe that like Lestat was if you rose romanticize he's so right it's creepy down there and and you're you know you're not into graveyard your name mass grave and you can see a crack were like well sure I was thinking of empire could get over that crack for sure her but no however as I will discuss when we get to the believer. I'm a skeptic part there are vampires. Chris among us which I will discuss holy Shit okay. Thank about teaser alert. Once we get there too but like I totally romanticized is vampires. Who've I've always had an like I wouldn't say opposition but I've had a like for them and then when I started reading and Rice I fell in love with them? especially all the Homo eroticism Yes that's what's so weird is that I honestly have never really had a fascination with any classic creatures. Here's vampire. They're saying unless they're gay anyway. He's very soft okay. We're saving saving the worst for I and I'm going to be talking about Frankenstein. And so I just to give you a little bit of history in case you didn't know Oh Frankenstein is a novel written by English Author Old English author Mary Shelley which we mentioned in what. Oh are dopplinger anger. Yes yes has she kept patsy be shelley and her her desk his heart in the heart in her desk. Such heart creepy. So the the book tells the story of Victor Frankenstein so Frankenstein. A lot of people don't actually not not the name of the creature he actually doesn't have a name Frankenstein's monster monster Mr or whatever. Victor Frankenstein is young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. I didn't know this. She actually started writing the story when she was eighteen. Oh I didn't know in. The first edition was published anonymously and London in January eighteen eighteen when she was twenty so she was super young. Her name first appeared on the second edition published in eighteen. Twenty three and I'm guessing that's because the whole stupid sexist thing Ragusa if a woman published novel people weren't GonNa allow it or read it or whatever stupid so a little bit of background is going to kind of tie into what I'm going to talk about is shelley. Shelley traveled in the region of Geneva Switzerland almost said to Novia and my big gay selves coming out Princess Diary Bride Bride Diary whatever. The book is Where much of the story takes place the topic of calvinism in a cult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her lover and future husband Shelly? CB Shelley whose heart she kept in a box. So Percy and Lord Byron. I actually had a competition to see who could write the best horror story. I was GONNA say. Have you ever seen that movie gothic. Yes yes because that's kind of what it's loosely based on this competition when you can add something when you finish this little tell okay cool. Yeah so they had. I didn't even know this. So they had a competition for who could the best horror story and after thinking about it shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made which inspired novel. So now when you're talking about kind of the inspiration behind. The novel novel gets to that word that I mentioned before which was galvanised them and I was like well. I don't really know what that is. Well it's the contraction of a muscle that stimulated by an electric current. So that's kind of the start of it so it turns out that because I was like well. She just made up this idea because they've been able to do that with like animals like frogs and stuff. Oh yes we'll get into so it turns out that way back then. People will already experimenting with raising the dead. And you know that's kind of what her book is about. So Oh her story didn't originate the idea and it all has to do with electricity so Inter Luigi Galvani. And that's where calvinism originates relations. Tomorrow shakes out. I knew something was coming so real quick on that evening of storytelling to scare each other really was this was the idea. This is a famous night. It happened during a time called the year without a summer rains where torrential weather was miserable and they were basically trapped inside side another guest. That evening was Polidori and he wrote Really one of the first vampire tales called the Van Pierre and his character Lord rathbone was one of the first aristocratic vampires. That we kind of know today through Dracula so he was there as well and participated hated in this storytelling contests and this is. This is a true thing that really. Yeah and Gothic is a nineteen eighty-seven horror film that's loosely based on that night. Unbelievable I had no idea okay. Well you should probably know all this so Luigi Galvani decades before Mary Shelley in seventeen eighty eighties. A long time ago and Italian super-scientists Chris was alive though namely we had noticed an effect that would set him on. The path of grisly is Lee experiments. That could have inspired Frankenstein and that year galvanic was a lecturer at the University of Bologna. Balogh Nah below scientists the lady. I don't know well so. By seventeen eighty Galvani had already been the chair of the obstetrics tricks departments drunk for dozens of years. They didn't all this work on animal. Hearing and sight when that line of Research Got Stale Galvin turned his attention engine two frogs legs. According to the legend later developed around his work. Gal Vanni was slowly skinning the severed lower-half of a frog when his assistant stint scalpel touched. Lebron's Hook in the frogs flesh all at once. The leg twitched as it. Were trying to hop away as this guy. Vanni like Super La and I couldn't really tell if he thought he was re animating the dead completely or if he knew anything about that colleagues. I'm nervous yeah whatever it will so. He ended up getting doing all this research and he published results in seventeen eighty along with his theory about what was going on and let's just say his was very wrong. Model dead. Ed Muscles contained some vital fluid that he called animal electricity. This he argued was related to fund fundamentally distinct from the kind of electricity and lightning or the shock. You get from walking across the carpet. So he thought the electrical contact that's made whatever residual animal electric fluid wit remained in the frog's legs. So he electrcity. There was like a biological special electricity. Like you could just like balloon on your head and you'll your muscles spasms me up because it interacts with your with your animal trysofi. That's blur. Yeah so naturally. He didn't make a whole lot of progress. Because and there's another story about some guy who actually proved him wrong and just like so. He didn't make progress so his nephew Giovanni Aldini took over his research. And this is where things get weirder on January eighteenth of eighteen. Oh three a man named George Forster was hanged by the neck in London. It's always funny when this hang by the neck because it's run by by the other peanuts. Yeah Oh God. So the. The court found him guilty of drowning his wife and child so he dropped indict quickly and his body was delivered diverted to the workshop of Giovanni L. Dini who had moved to the newgate neighborhoods specifically to be close to these hangings that took place there so we can bodies creepy. Yes so he summoned an audience audience of medical students and curious. Onlookers begin to work on the corpse. versity move the limbs and may have smashed face to demonstrate that he was actually dead than eighty soap. The man's ears with salt water and stuck sponges in them to conduct electricity. Finally he applied electrodes to each ear. Passed a current through the dead men's head and now this is actually a statement that comes from one of the witnesses who was there. The witnesses said on the first application of the process to the face the jaws of the deceased criminal begin to quiver and the adjoining muscles horribly contorted and then one. I actually opened during the process. Depending on the right hand raised in clenched inched in the legs and thighs were set in motion. So to all these people who didn't know any better they freak the fuck out that's crazy and so they're all going crazy and they actually thought that he he was raising a murderer from the dead and so that actually became this disturbing thought that people even asked in government circles. About what the law would require if he was actually raised from the dead and they consensus view was that he'd have to be hung a second time. Oh Wow yeah. That's crazy I I just don't know. Reanimation is not a good thing so with that I'll get into my story as I said on where we'll search sir where we'll creature that. We are all familiar with either as a shape shifter in which a human can turn into a wolf or the animal human hybrid legends vary. But some say that curse was placed upon a human to make them aware wolf others say that it was due to bite or scratch from where wolf the worst kind of rabies. You could possibly get while other states that they made their transformation by the assistance of a magical cloak or other piece of clothing usually in. Why by the devil? You know what you put on this cloak and you become aware wolf. Oh okay all right. Never heard of that in all I research I could never really find any origin story for the Werewolf. But many believe the first appearance of of the creature came from the epoch of Gilgamesh in which Gilgamesh rejects a suitor because she turned her previous lover into a wolf There were wolves in Greek mythology. In which the God. Zeus punished like Aon by turning him and his sons into wolves out there that I mentioned the name or like in. Yeah it's close to you. And then in norse mythology there is a tale in which is found. Wolf Pelt can turn people into the creature for ten days There are a number of murderers throughout history that claim to be where we'll such as disappear boot. Burgo Michael Gordon Gyles Garnier and Peter Straub who I will discuss today. All these people who were believed to be where wolves and in fact there's a period of wolf-hunts in Europe during the fifteen and sixteen hundreds much like the Salem witch trials in which they were assumed guilty they would be tortured or burned at the stake. Were they hunting down actual live wolves claiming that there were people or they were just accusing people. Were my God while so like some Harry Harry Sexy Alexi Baer. I'm going to be like the most. He's dies no with the Werewolf. Legends comes the legend of the full moon in which afflicted individuals Only make their where form under the influence of the full moon. There is some semi truth to that statement because it was found in certain certain studies that the full moon can have effect on some people resulting in violent and or exacerbated behavioral issues and crimes during a full moon. Yeah that sounds so ridiculous I want to debunk that. But we've talked about that. I think before lunar cycles there's actually a higher rate of crime criminal activity during Bellman. Yeah Lunacy yes that's the name comes from you didn't you Gordon. No that hilarious. Did you know the name for hysteria means womb in Greek hysterectomy. Yeah Oh so what. I don't know anything. So where will either monsters have been used as a scapegoat explanation for situations that could not otherwise explain but it seems in modern society. They're just thought of fantasy and folklore. And with that I bring you back to Peter Stoop trigger warning big big trigger warning here. This story contains means a lot of graphic depictions of murder assault in cannibalism. You have been warned. Yeah Chris Actually has mentioned this to us like multimedia story so the story AH takes place in fifteen eighty two in bed Berg near Cologne Germany. Peter Stoop also known as the Werewolf. Forbid Burke was a wealthy farmer in his town he was a widower and and had two adolescent children. Here's a well respected man and was said to be pleasant by his neighbors. So I did not expect this setup that he was going to be like the poor for kind of schizophrenic. Or whatever okay. Death was prevalent at this time in the country due to the black plague as well as conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants since During this time for many years farmers in the area found their cattle mutilated as if it were done by some animal which they suspected were wolves following this. A kid started to disappear in the area along with women who were found brutally murdered. Oh Shit again. Wolves were suspected and buy some where wolves were suspected. Little do they know that pleasant Peter Scuba was at fault he would put on a wolf skin When looking for prey it was found that this guy was to blame for the death of thirteen? Children Talk To pregnant women and a lot of farm animals. Oh my God. It was said that he was sexually assault is female victims before he killed them He. For the pregnant women who would take the fetuses wombs before eating the unborn child. Yeah what did he do the animals they just had just mutilated. Thanks thanks Brian. I'll eat them raw. Yeah so he would eat them. His child murder victims were apparently strangled bludgeoned and and their throats ripped open by bare hands and in some they were disemboweled and partially eaten farm. Animal Farm animals ripped apart any Enron. In one case he the encountered three people two men and women And it was said he killed the men but the woman's body was never found which led many to believe that he might have in her altogether. Oh Oh my God. In another encounter. One child actually escaped literally slipping out of his hand. As if the guy was not sick enough he also had an incestuous relationship with his sister and his daughter who bore his child a son that he later murdered murdered and devoured his brains One night several learns were found in a field killed which led villages to start a hunt. Some days later the villagers chased down a wolf Cornering yet but when they got close enough they saw Peter Stoop where they caught him in the Act Act who they said transformed from a wolf until man before their eyes so they say so he basically just took off the cloak and they're like later during his trial stupid would claim that at the age of twelve. The devil gave him a magic belt. A wolfer that when he put it on transferred him into the wolf the hunter Sano such belt but only a walking stick shortly following following. This do was arrested and tried for his crimes. Stu was tortured and confessed. His crimes also discussed his deal with the devil. He was found guilty on October. Twenty eighth fifteen eighty nine nine and executed a few days later on October thirty first. He was placed on a large wheel where the executioners pulled his flesh from several places with red hot pincers. Oh my God odd. His arms and legs were broken with an axe and lastly he was decapitated after that was not enough he also burned at the stake as well or or after after they cut off his head and as a warning to other villagers the wheel that stupid was executed on was set up with sixteen ships of wood representing his victims on on top of that was a a carving of a wolf about that. Two decapitated head the validity of the story cannot be totally substantiated. Any information of the story appear I do comes from a pamphlet from that time period. Some say it's truth while other say it's morality tale or perhaps some story of gruesome entertainment. The truth is we'll never know morality. Tail like the lesson is don't eat visas and people that part you mentioned about a cloak kind of reminded me of the village. Oh that furry furry monster you know but really there's a man underneath actually the one who's grace aid to fucked up story and if we don't know it's true that sue soon. What what year was that? Fifteen hundred fifteen hundreds. Yeah so we'll never know stuff like that. Had to have happened at some point but I wonder if that inspired him national non on. Chris is insane gruesome. Yeah so now more so than like stories stories of Ed Geene or that. That's pretty close as far as getting closer to our modern day and we discuss egging last Halloween. Actually yeah it's terrifying line but especially if it is true okay is it my turn. I'm super excited to be a guest today. Especially Ashley is it relates to the topic of Vampires and even more so to Gothic literature. Lot of the information. I'm including today contain thesis. I completed for my mass. My master's in lender earlier this year tied old once bitten. How BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA SET THE PRECEDENT FOR THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN Day? Vampire culture talk about that but like you talk about what made you so interested in vampires. No it's a little bit What Chris was saying just you know I grew up as kind of you know on on the outside of an interloper? Inner Gov Enter Goff now. I could show you pictures of back in the day in high school. You know. Bela Lugosi's dead. Ed and every day is Halloween. Or you know. We're on my mix tape before we had podcasts. And I just sort of related to that darkness and always questioned was into the existential and purpose. And what's on the other side of the Vale so to speak think so Throughout my historical section you'll hear me reference a number of scholars by their last name. Now you might wonder what Gothic literature has to do with proving or debunking the the existence of empires will the fact. Is that most of what we know today about. Vampires or rather the tropes that we've come to expect and rely upon to define for US sweat vampire is and is capable of stem from the attributes assigned to the most famous vampire. And our cultural history. BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA I I say Bram Stoker's Dracula because we must remember that. This character is a work of fiction and not a real person contrary to popular belief which I'll get into into in a moment since its first publication in eighteen ninety seven and has never been out of print and although it was not the first vampire tale to be told as I mentioned early Polidori short story. The van peer written in Eighteen Nineteen among others Count Dracula is generally regarded and remembered as the premier vampire vampire of our culture responsible for inspiring e. Numerous novels films television shows and cereal boxes from the count. Count on Sesame Street to end. Rice's Vampire Lestat. And Edward exactly and Edward Colon of Meyer's twilight saga growth. How the vampire has has evolved from an abhorrent in vile creature whose roots stem from eastern European folklore to a Pacific northwestern? High Schooler sparkles like diamonds in the side may have more to say about our changing culture as well as our own desires. According to Nina Auerbach of our vampires ourselves. Vampires are easy to stereotype. Oh type but it is there variety that makes them survivors. Despite a few obvious dichotomies. There is an inherent connection from the modern vampire. To the vampire of Brand Bram Stoker's Dracula and from his narrative origins emerged the precedent for our expectations. Vampires to come and the attributes they possess and I'll get into what those attributes are in this next little bit. So historical evidence suggests that vampires in one form or another have been present throughout cultural history spanning the globe as far back as ancient Egypt and Babylon although regions where significant documentation exists include the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. It is the folklore of this area which inspired stoker's model for the vampire known today in the Western World quite often portrayed as the aristocratic and seductive male AOL complete with Cape and fangs. When you talk about Egypt I all I think Akasha and exactly exactly those who must be kept right Chris? Exactly cody's like what. Contrary to many widely known misconceptions which have been perpetuated further by the Popular Nineteen Ninety two Francis Ford Coppola movie bearing the same name as the novel. BRAM STOKER'S COUNT DRACULA AND DRACULA OF WILL LAKE in history. Better known as Vlad the impaler Taylor Vlad. Or Vlad the third are not the same individual. However McNally and fleur skews Nineteen seventy-two in search of Dracula which they wrote and published before their discovery of Stoker's notes perpetuated this linkage between Bram Stoker's character and the historical figure scholars of more recent decades have meticulously analyzed? Stoker's notes and research for the novel. All agree that his knowledge of the Real Dracula was speculative at best stoker never visited Transylvania and his list of characters which among them show the name count wom peer spelled w. amp why are give further indication of Stoker's intention to create a vampire story. Even before encountering the name Dracula along with that said Stoker was rumored to have been acquainted with Armenia Savannah. Bury a Hungarian professor who actually made an appearance in the novel. As a colleague event housings and who may have been stoker's go to on eastern European folklore and history. In addition there are passages from Wilkinson's an account of the principalities of Malaysia and Moldavia sprinkled throughout the novel might be Moda Nowadays Moldavia and and this is all Romania. Now just so we know where the hell is this on a map. It's all basically Romania at this point and what we do know for sure is that scattered amongst stoker's research coach is a note which reads Dracula in Willeke and language. MEANS DEVIL WITH DRACULA AND DEVIL IN ALL CAPS which is the only references notes related to the historical courageous and cunning will lakey an voivode which is a fancy word for commander for those following along wrong side note information provided by life science in fourteen. Thirty one king Sigismund of Hungary who would later become the holy Roman Roman emperor inducted the elder Vlad into a nightly order the order of the Dragon. Thank you Spanish temper niels. y'All come together. This Designation Says Ignatius earned Vlad Second Daddy. A new surname derived. DRAC who'll the name came from the old Latin and Romanian word for for dragon which was a track or Druk his son. Vlad the third would later be known as the son of DRAC. who'll or an old Romanian dragged right? Cool Yay Hence Dracula. Evidence shows that stoker went back through his notes crossed out count. Juan Pierre and wrote in the Name Count Dracula and from there stoker loosely incorporated just enough material of the Historical Dracula to forever tarnish his name. Creating ambivalence and kind of Split personality wearing western culture has misinterpreted as a cruel and bloodthirsty tyrant with strong vampire connections as opposed to an Eastern culture where he is recognized as a national hero who defended his country from Turkish oppressors. WHO has no vampire connections whatsoever? That's fascinating summating. Despite this misnomer thanks to stoker a legendary character was born who possesses a particular list of attributes forever associated with the words Dracula or Vampire most of which we are no longer surprised by and have come to expect from other vampires such as and this is as long. So I'm GONNA take a drink real quick and here we go and you're all going to recognize these and these are all in the book. Is that glow red prodigious strength or speed appearing his missed dust blue light of blue flame or living ring. Yeah of terror watched the movie or read the book possessing animal kinship which is also a theory on through theory. Author P right Chris. Yes the anthropology or animal. SHAPESHIFTS shifting hair in the center of the palms a cruel Harry. Palm Harry Palms a cruel looking red mouth with sharp protruding truing fangs. The inability to cast a reflection repelled by crucifixes or other Holy Relics Lust for blood ability to affect the weather and sea see must dressed in the soil of one's homeland biting victims in the neck turning into a bet power to hypnotize others or affect them while asleep deterred deterred by garlic turn humans and vampires through their drinking a vampire blood neck romance ability to appear young for brief intervals only only active during sundown or repelled by the sun grow and become small and vanish can only pass running water during a slack in the tide can can be destroyed by either cutting off the head and removing the heart a stake through the heart or a sacred bullet fired into the coffin. Obviously not all vampires who came along after Count Dracula possess every single one of these attributes. Neither did the other Cat Dracula's in film and Literature followed as day explains today we have good vampires bad vampires and biggest fan pires man. That blood margaritas really kicking in. Isn't it lonely. Vampires Vampires only drink cow blood. We also have reluctant vampire killers and vampires who kill other vampires. But despite the Plethora uh-huh Vampire Paradigm say that three times even Vampire pair tied Bent Vampire Paradigm 's exists through existing throughout modern culture. Each with specific nick nuances. That seem quite the opposite from count. Dracula's origins their undeniable characteristics which link these contemporary breeds to the lineage bloom born warn of Stoker's conception it's evolved from four info too familiar friend. Now your neighbor Chris. I'm not a vampire inches. So we're we're clear. However there is always some attribute that can be linked back to Dracula and we must give credit where credit is to whereas day states count has not yet relinquished his place as boss the empire? That's my bit. Oh my my God that is so fascinating. I knew some of the stuff. But there's a lot of things. Well this is going to relate to when we get into the believer skeptic that families Emily's would come down with illnesses or may be buried Too soon and they thought they were coming back to life made me just had that second wind and then show up in line. Hey mom fine and start hanging around the house and the next thing you know other people are sick so those types of that superstition precision in folklore get turned into vampire and then those people eventually very with their head cut off. Those stories could be out of the ones that are buried and they have the bell. You know right time you have like fingernail marks inside. That always gets me so a couple of things. Wow while you're passing through running water. I don't understand that I've never heard that before. What does that mean they can only pass water with a slack tide so like if a vampire wanted to travel from one country to another and wanted to do so or by ship? They had a to wait until the tide came so they can tape because they can't cross over into their own another land. Yes what about. So what if you're running away from a vampire and then you see a creek with the flowing creek. You could just run across the creek and if it's not high tide. He couldn't and follow you across the great because vampires are supposed to have that prodigious speed that we talked about he could probably job or just walk so fast over the creek. He'd be like Jesus Walking on water I think you're GonNa get away based on that. I'll think of something that was amazing. Well so then should we should we bleeper skeptics. So what I actually thought would be really fun to do Would be to actually talk about reenacting. The dead. Like if that's possible or where that stands right now and so. That's what I'm going to get kind of debunked like shaking his head like so it was really looking at. What does death really mean? You know what I mean. You know what I mean your biggest fear so it says yeah. Death is my biggest fear will well. Every cell has a tight outer membrane that serves to separate its own contents from its surroundings in filter out the molecules that are non essential to its function or survival. Well well as a cell nears the end of its life. This protective barrier begins to weaken and depending on the circumstances of cells death. One of three things will happen one. It will send an eat me. Signal to specialize maintenance sell that will devour and recycle that ailing cells contents like re reuse it onto it will quarantine and consume itself and it kind of altruistic suicide or three it will rupture abruptly and just spill its contents into the surrounding rounding tissue causing severe inflammation in further tissue damage. That's an all cases. When the integrity of the outer membrane is compromised? A cell fate date is sealed and a quote here from a doctor or something that says when the permeability of the membrane has increased to the point at the cellular contents are leaking out. You have reached the point of no return. Unfortunately the cells that are most sensitive though to nutrient and oxygen deprivation brain cells so that was really interesting to me so really gets down down to the molecular level is what death really means is whenever all of those molecules in your brain or all the little cells are spilling out their contents contents. Get past the point of no return. You're dead that's what it means. That's that's really was gonNA come up. So that's that's that's where the term brain dead comes from and that's just like this one for us all the words that's great so that's where the brain dead term comes from and that's where people are researching you know as long as you can keep someone's brain alive. You essentially can keep them alive right right so last year. Yale University last year announced it had successfully resurrected the brains of more than one hundred slaughtered pigs and found that the cells L.'s. Were still healthy. The reanimated brains were kept alive for up to thirty six hours and scientists say that the process which should work in primates offered a new way to study body organs in the lab although the pigs did not regain consciousness. And that's kind of the important thing. The team admitted that may be possible to restore awareness. So so I was like Oh my God. So they can reanimate at a cellular level exactly but they couldn't bring back its essence awareness. But they think they could do it. which would lead to the process of keeping brains alive outside of the human body that would lead me to believe that the have a soul when they die the soul leaves and therefore they can't bring that back up? And that's that's the thing that I probably the nearest future will probably tell. Nope an ethics and philosophic in philosophy philosophy. Her said that he thinks that it could lead to this. To humans. Enduring Living Hell and he said even if your conscious brain were kept alive after your body had died you would have to spend the foreseeable future as a disembodied brain in a bucket. Locked away inside your own mind without access to the sense that allows us to experience it. Interact with the world sear basically living with their own thoughts for company until something else like you can be put into a body or whatever so I think the bottom line here is that for the foreseeable future wants. Someone passes that point of no return like digging up a bunch of body parts and putting them together like Frankenstein and then re animating that is not possible but you never know what the future holds. I agree I agree. Yeah so do you think that we could achieve immortality know that word has a lot of variables. I'll say what exactly does that I mean and yes you come back the same and can you can like an explosion or something since you know or the flu to at what point at what point is no return other than the fluid spelling out of you is. Can you be burned up. You know what all of that all right. So that's that's my. That's my debunk about bringing it at so. Are we going onto to kristen. Yeah sure my believer. I wouldn't call so much a believer this time around Because I definitely police where what was our real But instead that I wanted to like in the story of Peter Straub is if it is in fact true. I'll give you a plausible theory. As to his condition in psychology ecology. There is a very rare mental. Illness called clinical likened therapy When a person has this condition they suffer from delusions in which they believe they are transforming into an animal Not necessarily just a wolf but any animal in these delusions they are the afflicted person will have a transformation experience and we'll act like the animal they believe they are turning into like many mental health disorders. Clinical like anthropolgy is caused by chemical imbalance and in the case of for this condition affects the cerebral cortex the type of animal that people leave. They can transform into is often dictated by their culture in the case of Peter. He was living in a town which wolves were rampant and causing harm This is a thought that probably had stuck in his head allowing him to quote transform into the animal in addition to that folklore shape shifter's and other mythical concerns could also be a potential trigger for such a delusion it is believed that clinical therapy is not a standalone condition but instead a psychotic episode caused by another underlying language. Use such as schizophrenia bipolar disorder or clinical depression in Modern Day Testing has been done that determined that the area of the brain that is concerned with the body image insides were triggered during such episodes. In a sense. This could also be seen as a type of extreme body. dismore fiesta in individuals sees themselves as something totally aren't in other cases of clinical therapy the afflicted person has delusions of other people turning into animals whether this was indeed the condition that Peter Steuben had we will never know but based on my finding findings. It is highly likely so next time you're feeling animalistic. Beware the underlying cause of clinical icon. toppy interesting yeah. That's a good believer. That's how you would explain it. That's really cool. All right Tracy okay so when it comes to believing or debunking vampires. How many of the attributes? I went over earlier if any will it take to prove or disprove the existence of Vampires Empire Right. How many tropes from classical literature woven into the fabric of our modern culture is required to make a believer out of someone so oh I'm not going to answer that question myself i? I didn't feel right to to be either believer or skeptic I'm going to be the neutral by providing providing just a couple of recent stories from credible sources very important people credible sources so. These are both from this summer. Actually mm-hmm this is from USA Today and there's also a similar story from the Washington Post and what it is is DNA evidence. This New England vampire empire was named John Barbour in life so for nearly three decades researchers including archaeologists historians and DNA experts have been investigating investigating the identity of Connecticut Vampire and now they have new information and named John Barber. Barbara's newly discovered identity helps answer answer. Lingering questions about the mysterious case of a man who died of tuberculosis and the early eighteen hundreds and was uncovered more than a century and a half later as a mutilated corpse. History suggests Barbara's family or neighbors suspected he had become a vampire indepth their efforts to kill John Barbara. The Vampire set in motion. Shen a mystery that would span generations. WHO's the Nick Bell and Tawny Emeritus Connecticut? State archaeologists and ANTHR- anthropology professor at at the University of Connecticut. Told you say today that he has been on this case since the vampire was found in nineteen ninety. Some kids were playing at a grave rave bank in griswold Connecticut. During one of their slides down to skulls dislodged enroll down the hills with the boys when one of the boys brought a skull to his mother she call call the police. Thank mom. Can we key babe. That call began an investigation into a colonial era. Sent Cemetery cemetery that seemed to be the final resting place for generations of two families over the years but there was something different in one of the coffins. A skeleton was decapitated. His bones were rearranged into a skull and crossbones. Oh Jolly Roger Style. The mutilation likely happened four or five years. After through the man known as J B Fifty five for the initials in age found on his coffin had died at the time of his death in the early eighteen. Hundreds people believe that that death would rise up and infect family members he died from tuberculosis or consumption according to the lesions on his ribs vampirism was away to explain explain that unexplainable an age before modern medicine existed. The Vampire scare was real new England in the eighteen. Hundreds in a moment of fear during the Great New England vampire panic families were digging up their deceased relatives to ensure they couldn't spread diseases. According to the Smithsonian Auburn was one of those illnesses tuberculosis victims could remain a symptomatic for years and fall. Ill much leader strengthening the theory. That a dead dead relative could have come back to infect others posthumously. Vampires were thought to have a pale. Complexion protruding teeth. According to folklore and and the sickness gave its victims of very haggard look with bulging eyes and sunken cheeks. They became very pale and coughed up. Blood and they're gone lines would receive two so the practice of digging up bodies wasn't uncommon It was a family. Only event voted on by town leaders. So it was a public affair in places such as Vermont could even be festive when J B fifty. Five was discovered information about the corpse was scarce decades after he was discovered scientists identified J. B. Fifty five donate to find a name so they did all of this research. They did forensics and six. They went over surnames and found his bones. And what else happens. When you have is it looks like you have things in your mouth your your gums recede succeed so badly and you know like after you die your hair and your nails still grow? So imagine like let's dig him up and Oh my God you know so. This is why people get frantic and start turning their dead ones into jolly Rogers on holiday. Apparently festive so as you can see we kind one of those theories vampires and that way. That's what God if I feel when you get into. There's so much I think it's so fascinating and that is an excellent question about at what point. Will you acknowledge. This is a vampire. and Oh my gosh now take out. This is going to have it. Is I feel like if we're looking at like a paranormal vampire. It would be if someone actually exhibited equality. That was paranormal. A normal and it can be any one of those like if someone looked in a mirror and they didn't have a reflection from me that since it exists in nature that there are creatures reset need to feed on a human host of to survive that. That doesn't mean that there can't be a human that needs to but I kind of agree with with with you that in order for it to be real for me I need it to be several Significant tropes hearing what we've grown up knowing about vampires empires and that's probably likely more fictitious is to carry around this checklist much. Is I want to believe. Oh yeah the leave you the Laura as much as I want that to be my boyfriend. Iran's off God all right so lastly we have a creep of the week week. This listener story comes from one of our listeners. Rex rivers out of Kansas out of Kansas. He provided a picture in the email that shows the cabinet beneath the cabinet beneath the sink covered with curtains instead of doors. And I'll tell you why he says. Note the picture. It's the area in my kitchen under the sink. There are currents. Were the cabinet doors used to be. There's a good reason for this about two decades ago. Some strange things started happening in my kitchen. Lights would flicker and would make sizzling noises. I would also hear noises under the cabinets loud noises. I seriously doubt that the noises were from a mouse. I had two cats and a dog in my home the few times of stupid mouth who wander into the house. I would find it left as an offering by one of the cats after they played it to death. Something even more disturbing good happen. I would come into the kitchen and find the cabinet doors wars under the sink when they were they were the very old very heavy metal doors with a latch that would you would have to push really hard to open a close. I don't think the animals could pull them open and they certainly weren't blowing open. Besides it was the middle of the winter I had a I had all the windows in storm windows shut. I would hear the cabinets pop open at random times times when the pets and I were in the living room while I watch TV the unmistakable grinding sound of the latch being pride and the door swinging open during the night would wake me from sleep. It was frustrating. One night in bed. I heard the squeak of the cabinet doors annoyed. I went into the kitchen and found the cabinet under the sink open and again with a burst of anger I slam shut the cabinet. Doors picked up a forty pound bag of dog. Food leaned it against the doors to prevent them for opening again as I turn around to go back to bed I here the cabinet doors open again. Pushing the bag of dog food over onto the floor. Oh Wow panics. At in my heart is in my throat I ran from the kitchen and out the back door slowly slowly my breathing steadies and the shivers going spina replaced by the actual by actual shivers. Because I'm standing on the deck naked in the snow. I eventually realized the absurdity of my situation and came back into the house. I don't think I slept that night. The cabinet doors under the sink are now gone replaced by curtains WHO's not a cool story? The God so yeah. Thanks you think you rex for story. So yeah so we would like to hear your listeners. Stories definitely MM email us at. Vs Pot paychecks G. dot com. Or you can call us on our phone number which I always forget but it is on our website and and you can find us wherever you listen to podcasts by searching for us on twitter facebook Instagram BS. Paychecks obvious pod paychecks. And thank you for joining us today. This was a lot of fun and so fascinating. My pleasure do you want because you have projects homerun and everything. You want to talk about the some of the stuff you do have local phoenix listeners. So you have your story slams and everything we do have one more our Public Story Slam planned on November eighth at Success Theater. 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The Winchester Mystery House- San Jose, California

Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

17:57 min | 4 months ago

The Winchester Mystery House- San Jose, California

"Lou. Hey guys DC here from onto yours. Have you heard about anchor I can only assume have it if you have ever thought about podcasting though, I'd highly recommend checking it out. It's free and totally easy to use they provide you've all the necessary creation tools and even offer you the chance to make money with no minimal listenership. So, what what are you waiting for? I'm sure you have something to talk about head over to the website anger dot FM or download the APP. Today. Do. As. Always, thank you so much for tuning into hauntingly yours a podcast for the paranormal I'm DC Rorick your storyteller and I invite you to get together with each episode to hear chilling tales of those who have left us behind. If he would like to have your own story told on this podcast draws the line at huntly yours podcast Jamile dot com or give us a call at eight, zero, four, six, eight, four, one, six, four, four, this marked episode number four, and we will be taking an in depth look at the U. Winchester. House in San Jose California guys in cows. Let me just jump right here. This this place in particular is on my bucket list of places to investigate. It's always fascinated me I. I absolutely have to see this place before. I. Part ways with this lovely life online. Winchester Mystery House is just one of those places that you have to see. Needless to say, it's going on the bucket list. Author Bram Stoker throat there are mysteries which men can only guess at which age by age they may only solve and park. Some mysteries such as this. Drew in the likes of Harry. Houdini. In Nineteen, twenty four, he gave in to the lower and visited imagine that was a rambling puzzle of Carnival funhouse type quirks that could perplex even the smartest mortals. The Mansion was located at five twenty five South Winchester Boulevard right in the heart of present day. California's Silicon Valley. Typically unknown magician by Trade Houdini was dedicated at this point in his life to debunking what he considered to be a play of fake mediums. The mass of State even though it had partially been demolished by the Great San Francisco or nineteen o six found, it's haunting reputations very much intact fun fact as a result of the earthquake come the house went from seven to four stories high. Not even a master magician such as Houdini could shake the feeling that something inside the walls up that place was just playing. houdini would later dub the building winchester mystery? House. After the late Sarah Winchester, of course, they secretive millionaire clues who built the house and lived in it until her death in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, two. There have been over twelve million visitors to the house. Sarah Winchester passed away nowadays a history museum and paranormal attraction the winchester mystery. House has gone on to inspire a slew of novels even a new horror movie winchester, which stars Helen Mirren as the main character, the reclusive heir to a massive fortune. As I've seen the film I can say. One it's. Or? And to the film gives you a good look at the house. And it definitely makes you want to learn more about it. When asked if she thought the house was indeed haunted actress Helen Mirren stated that she was a skeptic. She did go on to say though if it is haunted I feel it is haunted by something very benign. I feel sort of a grades How shall I put I? Feel a sweetness in the house. Not a horror. There's a sweetness in it. If it is haunted by something, it's something sweet. You. The Story of Sarah Winchester. is as follows. Born, in eighteen forty Shubert. Grew up in a world of privilege. She attended the best schools and Spook four different languages she married well and had herself a little girl in her late twenties. Unfortunately. Tragedy Befell Sarah as she lost her daughter Anne to Marasmus at six weeks old. She was absolutely devastated much like any mother would in that situation. Then almost a decade. Later she lost her husband William to Berkeley close in eighteen eighty one. C Loss. The both of them to disease her husband and her child, and she was never really quite the same after that. Sarah Winchester went onto inherent more than twenty million dollars roughly five, hundred, million dollars in today's currency. As if that was an she received fifty percent ownership of the winchester repeating arms company from her husband that right there guys give her an income of roughly one thousand dollars per day. Anybody want to figure out what that is today go ahead. I encourage you do the math. It's twenty thick twenty, six, thousand dollars a day. That's what it equals out to roughly. Incredible. That's all I can say. I know some people who don't even make that in entire year. Well well, this kind of wealth hunter hands. Mrs. Winchester. Could do just about anything she wanted. Now she was living in a time where a lot of people were turning to spiritualism as a way of dealing with grief. Typically more European in nature this took off in the United States just after the civil war. Grieving wives and mothers were looking for ways to contact today, contact the dead to see if they weren't peace. Make Sense. There was nothing wrong with it. Most people considered it to be a normal thing. Sarah Winchester actually turned to a Boston medium that told her during a seance that she should leave her home in New Haven Connecticut and Travel West to California. There she must find a home to live in in never stopped building on. She must accommodate all those who had died as the result of winchester. Rifles. The words were allegedly spoken through the medium by Sarah's William, who said his wife needed to do this or live the rest of her life? By those who can't move on? Before we know at Winchester had pack your bags and a trip to California was underway. Sources for the most part thing that due to a rough battle with depression a much needed change of scenery wasn't order. There are those who were close to Ruben seeing a different tune. However, they say that Sarah was under the distinct impression that she was being plagued by spirits of those died because of winchester rifles, the only way to appease them was to move and build a house big enough with them all. The Jay doper desires came into not too long after an e bedroom unfinished farmhouse in these Santa Clara Valley out in California she bought it right away in the building commenced. The best carpenters were sought out and worked on the House twenty four hours a day until it became a monstrous seven storey mansion. And architect was never hired strangely enough and the. Construction was always done rather awkwardly hazardously I guess you could say. The the home contained numerous oddities because of the such as doors and stairs that lead to nowhere windows overlooking other rooms. Many. Accounts attribute these oddities to Winchester's belief in Gos-. By the turn, the century Mrs Winchester had spared no expense for her ghostly mansion and had ruled out twenty four thousand square feet, two thousand doors, one hundred, sixty rooms, thirteen bathrooms, seventeen chimneys, forty-seven fireplaces, fifty two skylights, ten thousand windows, six kitchens, two basements, three elevators, and let's not forget the gorgeous faux grain stained funhouse interior. Contractors who worked on the House during its Heyday reported that Sarah was holding seances on a daily basis local mediums in the area her objective you might wonder to get in touch with the good spirits out there amongst us. On asked about a strange Mrs Winchester would never confirm if she was indeed building a haunted house. All the same. She was contacting good spirits to see how to best appease the ones that she needed to build rooms for in her house. Perhaps, this is why so many illogical choices were made when it came to the construction of the place. WHO KNOWS One thing I will say in Sarah's defense while she. Appears to be a bit cuckoo for cocoa POPs. She deserves more credit than what she gets from history. She gets more credit. because. She's a brilliant mind and we overlook those quite often an even though she was. A bit rough around the edges trying to appease spirits she was. Hearing how tactful ways to make their lives hell at the same time I mean I. Don't blame her one bit. I would do the same thing if I'm going through all of this crazy construction so I can make a bunch of ghosts. Happy I'm surely quick to get something out the deal. Now. Thirteen different bathrooms and the home only one was functional. This was an effort to confuse any spirits who thought it might be fun to Hong a spigot. She would also do things like sleep in different rooms of the house every night and used secret passageways to get from one room to another. All of this, just to keep the spirits from following her. Sorry guys. But this is where I would pull out the old rock salt draw myself align. Every threshold and keep them out that way. But who am I to? Its. Sarah Winchester passed away of heart complications. Many years later in September of thousand, nine, hundred, twenty two and left all of her belongings to her niece Marian who had been secretary as over recent years. Her will never made a single mention of the house would further added the mystery of all. The house was cleared out in about six weeks and whatever Mary in keep she would sell at auction. About five months later after that, the house was sold for a mere one, hundred, thirty, five, thousand dollars and reopened for towards for the very first time to the public. Talk about a haunting legacy. And My Ryan. Since the reopening of the House back in the twenties employees who now work. There clean to have had run INS with the residents of tragic filled past time magazine actually went onto named the houses one of the most haunted houses in the world. And to this day, draws paranormal investigators, psychics and mediums from all across the gloom fame psychic Sylvia. Browne, even once paid the mystery home of visit. It seems like. Everyday something is. Occurring within the walls of the house things are just right unexplainable and for lack of a better word ghostly. I'm talking about disembodied voices. Strange shadows, odd Colt spots, flickering lights, and slamming doors. Both tour guys and visitors alike over the years have also reported feeling heavy presences while on tours and sometimes even seeing mysterious mysterious figures moving to the halls. Is believed that some Sarah Winchester's loyal workman and servants from the household may still very well be looking out for the place even in death. One such mysterious figured that is often seen as the apparition of a man with hair as black as the night. It said that he was a former handyman. Mainly because he's usually seen repairing fireplace and the ballroom or even pushing a wheelbarrow down a long in extremely dark hallway. Each time he has seen he simply disappears. Without so much as a trace. Once while conducting a tour one of the. Guy For the house took her guest daisy bedroom. This particular bedroom is where Sarah Winchester actually hit during the earthquake in nineteen oh six. The tour guide was about to begin her usual bid about the Becker when all of a sudden there came a heavy. From just outside the bedroom door. Poor Sam thought whenever guests had fallen. So she turned and called out to them then to attend attempted to invite them into the room. When no-one entered she was quite confused. There appeared to be no-one there or is adjusted to the darkness of the Hallway, and then she noticed something that didn't quite make sense to her. A small form that resembled person shrouded by darkness materialized and floated gently around the corner. Sam now slightly terrified quickly whipped around the corner after the string spector but again found no one there. Once more. She heard a heavy. Sigh. Perhaps Sarah Winchester is checking in on things and signed with her discontent. Several years back, there was a craftsman who is assigned to work on a hefty restoration project those taking place in the mansion he decided to get an early start one morning and he found himself in the hall of fires. The name simply comes from the fact that this area contains several fireplaces. House was empty and the stillness of it could be filled. The quiet. Filled his ears as he worked festivities at the top of the. Ladder. Suddenly someone came up from behind and tapped him on the shoulders. Caught off guard, he turned to see what I WANNA. Do you think found anyone of course not. No one was there. Getting back to his work the craftsman told himself that he was just imagining things and all was well. A few minutes past and then he felt someone pushing up against his back. A chill shot straight down his spine he flew down the ladder ran across the house to look for another project to work on. It was more than obvious that someone or something did not want him in the hall of fires. These are but a few of the many goes lean counters that I've come out of the winchester mystery house. There are plenty more where that came from as well. If. You visited the house, send us an email. Please tell us about your experience. Tell us if you've seen anything there. For those of you who have it though? Head over to our facebook page. After you're done listening, I'll post a few pictures from the house post a video that will even give you a good look at the interior. It's really quite stunning. You can also visit the houses website, winchester, mystery house, dot com, where can even read more about the housing greater detail them what I've just offered you, and you can also take a virtual tour of the House and Gardens. My friends as always. Thank you so much for tuning in to hauntingly yours a podcast for the paranormal. I'm visa rourke. You're storyteller and I invite you to get together with me each episode to hear chilling tales of those who've left us. Behind? If. You're enjoying our show, leave us a review whatever platform you're listening on. Please head over to our facebook page. Also, Lisa Lake check out our photos videos and much more how many get the word out and keep these stories alive. Until next time. I am and will remain. Much like the spirits. Onto Me Yours.

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#131 Happy New Year!

Best BBQ Show

27:41 min | 10 months ago

#131 Happy New Year!

"The comment in you know the saving now. I got John NOCCO. Bat Deputy Buckle Ray amid tacked on on Texas on the land to be. Okay thank you for listening to the best barbecue. Show if you're not already please make sure to subscribe to the podcast. A few subscribe and review this podcast on itunes and apple podcast. It's going to help the show rank and it's going to help it get in front of more people. I worked really hard hard to create the show and I do it for free on my only ask you is that you take the time to give it five stars. I go all over the state all over the country and hopefully this year I'll be all over the world job and I'm loving. All the connections are making with people. I making connections with listeners. I mean connections with new pitmasters hobbyists backyard. Competition Your messages and your emails. They're amazing so keep them coming. The first thing I want to do today is wish you happy. New Year It's been twenty twenty for a few days now and the barbecue scene is hotter than ever twenty nineteen was an incredible year. An amazing showing It was an amazing for the show. It was amazing for Barbecue. It was just amazing general for fire and food. I think at this point there might be a dozen restaurants in Austin that have opened fire cooking in their kitchens and I was lucky. Enough to travel to L. A. New York all over Texas and even North Carolina for the Certified Angus Beef Conference That for last year's episodes episodes were we talked cooks chefs pitmasters enthusiast other reporters. I got to interview one of the Food Writers for the La Times TMZ. I've been all over the country I'm super grateful for all these opportunities The shows given me so much access and all of you whether you're you're working at a restaurant or just a listener you know you've given me a ton of access into your ideas into what you're doing and I'm just super grateful it will thank you I WanNa thank everyone who helped the show grow last year every all my guests all the people that sent me ideas that Ed helped me. Editing helped me with songs and things that I put into the episodes And this show operates on I mean mean at first Iran operated on almost no budget last year we had a small budget And I'm hoping grow even bigger this year If you know anyone who's looking for a show to sponsor I'll talk more about that here in a second. But it's part of the upgrade. It's part of the next level for the barbecue show. One of the things I'll we upgraded also is the MERCH You've seen the meat man. Meet women t shirts cell phone cases some of the things I offered last year and that store or is going to be closing at the end of February. So if you WANNA meet man or meet woman shirt or one of those other accessories or if you want anything with meat man on it That isn't on the store. Were sent me a message. I can get different sizes but I will be ending all of that. Moore's February twenty-ninth so or something before then Or you won't be able to get any we'll be onto the newmarch probably close the store for a bit Then reopen it with a whole new. Look you know last year. That tinkered with video and I'm pretty happy with the results. The Youtube Channel is young. But I'm happy to say that I got a lot of my interviews on video last year my goal is to have all those interviews up in the next six months on the Youtube Channel. If you haven't seen it yet there's a few episodes up the most popular being with s Joe from them smoke house they were great and You don't see this in the video but they were super patient when I was setting up my cameras and doing everything because I was still learning But now oh I think I have it down to a system in a science and you'll get to see a lot of that now if you want to see it. You're going to have to subscribe to the Youtube Channel Click the subscribe button. Click the notifications All you have to do is look for BBQ show on Youtube it's super easy defined And obviously there's going to be links here and links and my instagram but subscribe to the show I think you'll be really happy with what I'm creating And you'll be happy that you click that button. If you click the little bell you also get notifications And you'll also get to watch some of your favorite moments from last year. I didn't just put out the audio When I recorded last year I actually got a lot of these episodes on video now? Teaching Myself. How to edit videos was not easy Something I took on last year and I'm really starting to get into a good pace and like I said there's going to be half or more of the episode that I got last year. I also got on video and you'll get to see the smiling faces of the people whose voices you've heard Just over last year. Also be doing that this year. So every episodes obviously this one's all audio But every episode after this is going to have a video component and you'll be able to listen to it or watch it right there on Youtube. I really liked the idea because I know some of you are nowhere near Texas. Some of your are nowhere near any of the places and or maybe you've just been listening to the show and you haven't Google older instagram or tweeted or checked the people that are on I'm I'm just cool. I just think it's cool that my guests are going to have even more to express not just their voices on top of that this year. I'll be rolling out episodes on Youtube a tube that are more than just a conversation. I'll be capturing location techniques new styles of barbecue my travel tips tricks and more So make sure to go up and subscribe on the Youtube Channel. If you have suggestions for an episode ideas Mention them in in the youtube comments or send me an email. DM snapchat facebook message. I really WANNA take this show to the next level and I want you to guide me. I want the listeners and the fans to tell me where you want me to take it because because I have a whole list of things I'm going to cover this year but now's the time to get your ideas in because I have not filled up my whole year. I've got a couple of months plan so far and if there's something to cover there's a better chance of you if you suggest it now than any other time of the year but honestly at this point I am on so many platforms Whether you're on twitter instagram facebook linked in Tick Tock If you WANNA check out my talk at superfund and it's a superfund platform if you haven't played with it It's really interesting and I think it's a really fun way to express a lot of things but my cooking and and some of the fun places I get to go are a really. I had a good time at snows. We did a little tick tock video there you can check out but whatever you use I'm trying to be on every platform whether it's snapchat or something else I mean. I'm not on mine space. That's the only one I can think of that. I'm not on and It it's going to be an exciting year. Make sure to stay in touch. I was hanging out with some guys. It snows a couple of days ago and I don't know they made it sound like they were in in. You know the guy from South Carolina there was a guy From the West Coast and they just made it sound like they were in kind of a desert of barbecue and honestly men were more connected connected than we've ever been before so stay connected. Hit me up I answer all my DM's. I don't have an assistant or anything like that doing that. I have some people helping me with other parts of the show but as far as communication. It's all me so feel free to reach out. Stay in touch because I want to hear everything about about what you're doing This show has made me obsessed with stories I find myself asking strangers questions all the time sometimes ones is there a little too personal but you never know what kind of stories people have until you ask him. I WanNa take a moment talk about someone who's super important to the barbecue community. His name's Ryan Cooper. A lot of them is barbecue tourist. He's the creator of the smokey and he's been having some health problems recently He really needs our support art and by our support. I mean this entire community. I know what it's like to work hard to cover this barbecue scene and see Ryan everywhere. I see him in Texas. I've Seen Adam and Tennessee. I think he was even in Mississippi when I was there I see pictures of him on newsletters. I've seen pictures on instagram. Ram traveling the world. He's with some of the most interesting people a lot of the names and faces. You've seen on the show a lot of the voices you've heard on this podcast. I know how hard it is to do all that. I know how hard he works to take his barbecue pilgrimages and although he's not feeling well right now we we all know he's going to heal up the barbecue news. Space doesn't have a lot of people in it and I'm really happy to share this barbecue. Journalism seen with him He's been in and out of the hospital. He's currently recovering from search surgery on the also mentioned needing to complete some chemotherapy on his instagram. So make sure you send him your well wishes again. I'll link him in the show notes and easy to find barbecue tourist on instagram. But this dude is A. He's so committed to the barbecue scene If you see recent posts hosts from him at the hospital you know standing there with a walker smiling and on top of that he has a little slide show so the first picture is him with a Walker in a in a hospital gown if you slide to the left. He's got pictures of his most recent steak He's getting into steaks and then he couldn't even hide it. He couldn't even take an entire post for himself. He had to share a steaks and what they look like You know even from that post so send him a message. How good a stakes look? Send them your well wishes. Send your favorite steak recipes. Send Him rubs You can even send him some steaks. If you know Johny butchers out there who want to send them some steaks I suggest you do. He'll probably cook them up. Just right I I just can't say enough about how this man and his smiling facing the barbecue community is such a pleasure to be around We need his glow in the scene. And it's our job to show him support While he needs it his instagram. I'm is BBQ tourist Super define and there's Links in there for the smoke sheet his email and he also has recovery fund And I know there's enough people you're listening to this episode right now to put a little dent in that fund whether or not you can contribute I would say just make sure to reach out to him. Let them now. He's loved by every one of you out there. I'm excited to run into him on his next pilgrimage to Texas. Speaking of if you're thinking of coming through Texas hit me up. There's nothing better than running into other enthusiasts fans of the show around Austin at snows Or some of my other regular stops. I love connecting with the world of Barbecue and you are truly the people that matter most. You're the ones testing playing with your own barbecue recipes. You're the ones watching Youtube sube. You're watching masterclasses. You're listening to anything you can get your hands on I'm talking to you barbecue people. If you weren't listening I wouldn't keep keep making episodes if you weren't eating all these barbecue joints they would close your true heroes in this story. And I'm thankful to be part of this amazing scene If I haven't in the past I WANNA take time to show my gratitude because I truly would have nothing if it wasn't for Y'all so keep your suggestions coming send me your ideas and just let me know if you're listening. Let me know if you're enjoying the show. Maybe you're from some other country tell me how to Barbecue Hugh in In your language or what you call it you know in South Africa they call it bry. I think that's one of the coolest names I've heard so far but we all know that barbecue is hard work I'm working harder and harder every week to cover the scene and try to make y'all proud. I spent the first year of this show learning. Learn how to make audio great. I think I'm doing pretty good job of that so last year. I taught myself how to edit video I learned camera tricks. I felt a backpack full of the best cameras I could find at a budget price And I learned how to use them. I learned how to use formats and control the Lighting and to use neutral density filters and all these other things Just so that videos would come out good so when I put out the youtube was this year though the hopefully look you know some are going to look better than others because some are more recent But I wanted to show you the skills I've learned. I want to show you. How beautiful and vibrant Brent? This barbecue scene is all over. The world These cooks and pitmasters. They work really hard to create this world class food and I'm trying to work that hard this year ear to create a show to create a world class show. I Planning Out Twenty Twenty and I've got a lot of great ideas for this New Year but now's your time time to get an idea so if you have questions if you have topics you want covered last year I spend a day with a butcher Over at Salton Time Brian Butler alert super cool guy. And you guys seem to love that you send in a ton of questions we answered. I think all of them But what else do you want to know. Do you want WanNa do another day. With a butcher Do you have other specialists. You want to speak to maybe your friends with your local pitmasters I have a map of the world covered in pins discovered in tiny little dots that tell me where barbecue joints are so. Send me your suggestions. I know there's more pins out there and I'd love to add more to my board. I just got a DM from a guy in Norway who's going to Cook Texas Barbecue. He said he's getting some pits from Texas. And I think the time change. I won't get a message from him till tomorrow. But he says he's getting pits from Texas and I'm GonNa find out where I'm going to find out as much as I can about him and what he's doing but I know I'm missing out on other stuff. I know that there's a story that I'm not telling. I know that there's an interesting person out there that should be on the show and I miss them. So who am I missing out on. WHO SHOULD I be talking to in twenty twenty? I'm open to any and all suggestions and now's the time to get them in one person definitely be watching. This year is Blake Stoker. If you've listened to the show you know Blake's a fan and A guest he really puts his soul into his work every day. He's at his pits. Rain or shine I've seen so many videos of him sitting in the rain and he's selling more food every week he barely has a moment to go across the street for one of his favorite cherry lime AIDS And it's so cool that he you know he's made made a relationship with the sonic across the street Also shout out to abby stoker. His sister she quit her nursing job to support her brother's barbecue dreams. and honestly the whole families throwing down. I've met the entire stoker family without ever going to Martin Tennessee. They're traveling together. They're exploring trying new barbecue barbecue. Seeing what other people doing. Blake's mom is actually making desserts right now and they sound like they're great and they've got a great family vibe going. They're definitely at the top of my list this year. And I can't wait to road trip up there Blake's barbecue also got featured on food network and not just featured featured but on the list of best ribs for every state that means. They said that he has the best ribs in Tennessee. Do you know how many replaces are are in Tennessee. I've said it before but I'll say it again. Texas Barbecue is the best barbecue in the world and Blake is one of the people out there proving it he also sel travels to Texas often to do research. And I'm hoping to get out to Martin Tennessee very soon but to give you a little more preview of this year I finally got to attend a KOI barbecue pop up and it was a real treat if you aren't following Koi K. H. on Instagram but Koi Barbecue Q. is doing barbecue with Fob Roth they're doing hand rolls. They're doing this Vietnamese or even Asian twist to your favorite barbecue. Donald Theo win are just cool. Brothers they work together. They you know after seeing an entire Papa with them actually showed up at their house. Early got to see whether pits are hiding got to see their cool setup you know they were vacuum sealing briskets for people who had already ordered to go they had all their guys prepping and putting everything together in their secret kitchen location and I got to watch it all happen And at no point. was anyone ever yelling at any one. No one was ordering anyone around. They were all working together to get to the pop up up to put everything together and Koi Barbecue is just. It's a cool vibe. It reminds me of. If you've ever been to brother. Tens or liberty. John Brother other tin really creates a fun atmosphere for his people. And I think Donald Theo win are doing that They're great dudes and their team is just a really fun group of dues. I think you'll really enjoy that episode. They're committed to great food and I'm committed to eating as much of it as possible. I also love the Houston. Crews that show show up to support them the Houston crews. I've been running into last time. I was there I saw. Darren Lafferty Aka white beard photography. Tom Aka here Toshi. meagan begin good old Boy Joey Garcia and TJ Aka lazy teach. I'll link them in the description. These are all very common barbecue dues. I actually actually saw Tom at snows this last weekend and just recently. TJ has started barbecue blog So I suggest you check that out again. I'll put it in the show notes so I feel free to see what these guys are doing. Everyone is is covering the barbecue scene showing how they interact with their barbecue world. And it's great. I have all these little windows I get to look through and luckily I'm in the center of it so I can zip down to Houston or get out of town and be right there with them when they're trying all these new and exciting things plus on top of that it seems like every city in Texas at least has more and more good food so on top the barbecue. I'm eating noodles. I'm eating chicken wings. I'm eating all these other things because it just feels like the food scene. In general that people are taking food. More seriously it's a it's a really exciting year and I'm really excited about twenty twenty. This might be the first year that there's more barbecue content that you can keep up with than most people can keep up with and I'm excited about all the creators in the space I'm psych for everything I want. I want to create this year. We live in some of the most creative times in history. And they're on unlimited places for you to share your ideas so if you're thinking about starting a podcast or making videos or even just doing little tutorials just let me know I have tried and failed and created so much in the last year I would be happy to share with you anything I've learned and maybe I can help you. Avoid some bad ideas constantly messaging other creators. Because I love this space and if I can help you create anything please feel free Another thing to point on your radar for this year is goldies barbecue. I saw A picture of their new septic system going in which means Dylan Lane Jalen and Johnny Ray will be open. I don't know sooner rather than later. There's no official date. There's nothing going on but I see movement and I'm excited I'm going to keep bugging them. I'm going to be up in Dallas and a few weeks So I'm hoping he gets updates about that but if you know anything let me know. I'm also going from the ashes and Idaho this year. That's going to be the super amazing trip I'm excited to meet all the people attending a Wendy and Anthony who are putting on this amazing event. They've been putting it on for years. And if you're in the Idaho area or You just like attending big barbecue. Events with huge pits and open fires. I'd go buy some tickets because they sell out every year and and I believe there are offering more tickets than ever this year. But that doesn't mean they will last forever. I ran into Wendy. Anthony at the certifying is beef conference and we just had such a good time and I forgot how many people are out there and I had seen I had seen this event. Dan and I was so curious about it and sure enough. A few people had already interacted with. We're actually putting it on so when Anthony. I can't wait I hope you're listening listening but it's going to be so cool If you guys just look up from the ashes you can see a few of the crazy big pits. That are going to be up there. Just stuff you've really never seen seen anywhere else And maybe even try to cook up there who knows But some of you may have noticed that December a little slower for the show I thought it was good to take some time off. Recharge may plan for this year That being said my goal is to have episodes out every week on Monday. Just like in the past if I miss a Monday eh. I want to apologize in advance but the plan is to smash that published button at least once a week. I say at least because I'll be putting out periodic updates. It's a news throughout the year. I mentioned it last year. I put out a couple of these updates. But if you or someone you know has news they wanNA share just e mail it to news at best. BBQ Hugh Show Dot Com. Send me your press releases invites exciting news menu. UPDATES our changes or anything else you want to broadcast into the world. The barbecue world isn't that big. I can tell you right now. I know that Regal's barbecue always has pastrami. On Thursdays I know interstellar has pro pastrami on Fridays. I know that the Chilean yo sausage. That's in my bottom drawer in my fridge is something that went from a special to a regular menu item tejas. I can't keep it all in my head but I'm trying going to keep track of all these little things so that when y'all come to town I know I can say oh. Well you can go to Louis Miller on Monday. But you can't go to all these other barbecue the places that are closed if you WANNA get some delicious brisket and some bomb Mac and cheese at midnight you can go to rolling smoke You know I try to keep a map of all these ideas and all these opportunities so please send me some news news at best. bb You should come But I also wanted to to start the year off with some well wishes some good news some sharing just telling you all the great things that are happening in barbecue today. You all know I love Texas Barbecue. I'll be covering wherever goes. I'm looking at Australia the Philippines shout out to Dave Peralta is South America tra- Scada. These big meat events are happening Brazil. Argentina there's some guys in London doing some really interesting stuff. Sweden Canada's filling up. I still need to get out to the Adamson Boys. But there's a ton of people in Canada now cooking all kinds of barbecue There's so many places just from La to New York. At this point I am convinced Texas Barbecue is actually all over the world And I can't wait wait to see all the different ways it's it's expressed just because it's not in Texas doesn't mean it's not Texas Barbecue and this style this way these beautiful pets. They are everywhere. They're being put on containers. They're being built by guys like Dave Peralta in the Philippines from barrels just figuring Out Looking at pictures of what we're doing. There's some crazy places in Russia and posting pictures of pitmasters from Texas as if it's like a a restaurant restaurant named after Texas pitmasters. I don't WanNa say who because I don't think it's necessarily right to take someone's image and make a restaurant out of it but but this stuff is happening you know. Aaron Franklin was just the beginning of this way you know I I would say if there was a wave of barbecue it probably. I still hasn't even crested and Aaron Franklin was like the Butterfly Wing that turned into a title wave it. It's really it's been an amazing journey and I still think back two years ago when I was writing down ideas and I thought I could make ten or fifteen episodes. It's about barbecue and I was looking at just creating something I wanted to be. The journalists be the photographer. Be the Viagra for that. I knew I could be and I thought I could get started barbecue and here. I am still wondering if I'll ever catch up with so much. That's going on and cover all the amazing things all the amazing people all the greatness that is barbecue. You know like I said before this is all because of you. It's not just me. We're sharing this community together. The other and no one's that far out of reach. I mean I could probably name two or three people but I was just talking to clay at snows about all the different some people he gets the message and talk to all over the world. Almost every Saturday he comes up to me is okay. I got someone you should interview. I wouldn't know Max AKA chief Ari if it wasn't for clay introducing US He can take credit for a lot of the friends. I have now and That's what this is all about. You know we were standing thing. It snows and a couple people came up and introduce themselves recognize me. They recognized some of the guys I was with and then we were just friends. We're all shaking hands for all hanging out Robert. Sierra was cracking jokes. One Point Blake Stoker actually called me and Robert Sierra answered my phone when he saw who was calling We're just having such a good time So for now go out grab your friends. Grab your family. Grab your favorite beverages. Grab a big plate of Barbecue and don't forget to tag me in your picks I WANNA see all the barbecue out there. So until next time I'm your host Yoni and this is the best barbecue of twenty twenty the most barbecue as we've ever been if you love the show. Share it with a friend. I can't wait to meet all of you this year. Whether in person or using this magic rectangle I carry around in my pocket. So don't be a stranger and go get that they need to eat now. I got job NOCCO. Bat Deputy Buckle Ray amid tacked. Talk with us on this on the Land Tony.

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113 | Season of the Witch

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

10:47 min | 1 year ago

113 | Season of the Witch

"Our world is full of the unexplainable and if history is an open book all of these amazing tales right there on display just waiting for us to explore <music> welcome to the cabinet of curiosities speak the name Transylvania and you might right Philip Chill it evokes a certain image one of a man clad in black with sharp fangs dripping with blood. It's people have often been portrayed as hapless peasants fearful of the creature living in the scary castle EPA top of the hill in fact Transylvania is almost nothing like the way Bram Stoker portrayed it in his novel even Dracula's Castle which many have claimed as based on Transylvania's real brand castle is in no way associated with the historical roots of the famous character. Almost everything we know about the region is thanks to one famous book and it's countless film adaptations and it's wrong. The historic area located in central Romania is actually lush in green not dark and rocky. It's populated by people from all different backgrounds who live and work in any one of the region's vibrant cities. There's a rich history within Transylvania which can be seen in things like its well preserved gothic architecture texture and for potential tourists looking to explore the hometown of one of the greatest characters in all of literature. There's a lot more to see than just castles. There are glorious churches the OPPA Seaney Mountains and countless. Little Hamlets and villages to give you a taste of the local culture. There's also an amusement park. It's not as well known as it should be considering. The engineering must have taken to build it. The park features numerous attractions like affairs we all and a playground. There's also a bowling alley a mini golf course and a lake for visitors to paddle around in you might be wondering why this place required such advanced engineering to build since none of its attractions are any different from those. You might find that an amusement park Harkin America. It's ferris wheel isn't really that tall. The playground is mostly comprised jungle gym equipment. What makes the park so special is its location and how you get to it? In order to visit the site known ask Selena Turda. You have to board an elevator that will take you down almost four hundred feet below the earth that's right the whole park was constructed underground inside an old abandoned salt mine the mine had been in use right up until nineteen thirty two before it was turned into a bomb shelter during the Second World War after that it was used to store copious amounts of cheese then in nineteen ninety. Two millions of dollars were spent converting the space into a full-fledged fledged tourist trap complete with a museum eighty seat amphitheater and a spa and that spa boasts some of the purest air in the world thanks to the salt which acts as a natural defense against allergens temperatures in there remained ETA steady fifty four degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity never breaks eighty percent it seems the weather is always perfect when there's no weather to worry about and Selena Turda. Is it just home to an amusement park. It's also a big destination. Donation for folks looking to practice hollow therapy in the former salt mine breathing the salty air helps treat their asthma and other respiratory conditions and has been in practice for hundreds of years. It's a pretty unique idea taking a place that used to be nothing big hole in the ground and turning it into a tourist destination so if you ever have the chance to visit the beautiful Transylvanian countryside be sure to budget some time for a little fun underneath all that scenic beauty and breathe easy knowing that year in the happiest place under the Earth Opportunity often knocks when we least expect it. We're just going about our daily lives and suddenly something hits us that changes everything in dramatic way. Percy Lebaron Spencer was a physicist working on radar tubes when a new opportunity found him he had been building magnetron or large vacuum tubes that generated microwaves when he noticed the candy bar in his pocket had melted it occurred to him that the microwaves had caused how's the bar to heat up rapidly a few years later he filed the patent for the first microwave oven. Another famous and influential accident happened in Nineteen Twenty eight when Dr Alexander Fleming left out staphylococcus cultures for a few weeks that didn't grow or spread resulting in his discovery of penicillin but some opportunities don't revolutionize entire industries or the world at large. Sometimes the moment is just right for someone to change their own lot in life. And that's enough but at what cost during the late sixteen hundreds Salem was battling a crisis of faith political turmoil and war on their borders all of which culminated in the now infamous Salem witch trials of sixteen eighteen ninety two however accusations of witchcraft were not uncommon elsewhere in the world Scotland was a hotbed of activity from the mid fifteen hundreds all the way through the early eighteenth century and that's where John Dixon found his calling. I'm John had been quite young. When the witch bricker arrived in town the people came to watch the mysterious man perform the tests that would prove whether someone was in fact a witch he had the accused strip naked before the crowd and then examined them from top up to bottom until he found a mole or freckle on their skin somewhere to insert the needle not a common sewing needle though but along hand-carved pin the witch bricker would insert that pin into the spot known as the devil's Mark and if it caused pain or bleeding then the accused was proven not to be a witch if it caused no pain and no blood was drawn the victim would be proven a witch and then executed o n the witch bricker was paid for every positive identification advocation making it a responsibility that was easy to abuse and convictions came easily to accused women often confess to make the humiliation and abuse stop while pickers devised retractable needles that would slide back back into the handle when pressed against the body giving the impression it was penetrating the skin sort of like a movie prop knife? Let's just say the job was a lucrative one and John Dixon saw a chance to make a good living doing the same thing. I traveled to Elgin and worked for six shillings a day. This was where he met the famous Isabel Gowdy an alleged which who had been charged with murdering her landlord's small children. It's not clear whether Dixon directly had anything to do with Isabelle's confessions which implicated twelve members of her coven but Dixon was successful enough to move on to bigger communities heading north detain just a year later in tain lived a man named John. Hey who had also been accused of being a which but he was different from other victims and not just because of his gender hey worked as a court messenger and knew enough about the law to use it to his advantage rather than be subjected to Dixon's tests. Hey petitioned for the witch breakers arrest alleging that he was operating outside the legal guidelines the courts agreed and Dixon fled south before they could take him into custody. John's career was over though he took a job on behalf of a landowner who wanted a particular clan removed from one of his properties. The mcleans had lived there without incident for over two centuries but the landowner Chisholm had big plans for this land given the People's propensity for calling out witchcraft with no other reason than mild unease Chisholm saw a way to get rid of his pesky tenants once and for all he hired John who had changed his name to Mr Patterson to avoid capture to conduct an interrogation the witch bricker did as he was told he stripped all of the mcleans cleans fourteen women and one man right down to nothing and began stabbing at them with his special needle. The clan was tortured. The soles of their feet were burned and they were dangled by their thumbs until they confessed which of course. I did anyone would but there was a problem with the landowners plan someone had gone to the McLean chief with word of Patterson's activities. The chief called the landowners bluff and as a result an investigation was conducted and the cleans were released. John was arrested and sent to Edinburgh to answer for his crimes and it was there that too big secrets were revealed. I John hadn't been using a needle to figure out who is a witch instead. He claimed that he look into their eyes to determine their guilt and second John. Dixon wasn't even his real name he had been born Christian cadle and he was a woman. You see there hadn't been many opportunities for for women outside the home at the time and Kate Al had seen which trickery as a way to earn her independence sadly she is believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least six innocent people over the course of her career. Although the real number is is likely higher. It's not a happy story I know but it's one that we should never forget because it teaches us a valuable lesson. People aren't always who they claim to be. The law is not always always just and money can ruin a lot of things but if we stick with it everything just might work out in the end. That's the hope at least isn't it. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities PODCAST DOT COM. The show was created by me Aaron McKie.

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George R.R. Martin

Sci-Fi Talk Scribes

11:43 min | 5 months ago

George R.R. Martin

"Fringe and you're listening to talk. Hi Welcome to a Special Sifi talk with George R R Martin. Back from nine thousand nine hundred ninety six and he spoke to me and my co host. Ernest Lilley and we talked about his then. Novel game of thrones which now premiered on. Hbo As a TV series. Let's go to the conversation with his very talented on. George Are Madness. Accessible television screenwriter. He wrote for both beauty and the beast and the twilight zone revival as an author. He has won Hugo and Nebula awards. The bram Stoker Award and locus award is currently returning to writing novels fulltime in his working on a sequel to his popular novel. A game of thrones. Welcome to Sifi. Talk Mr Martin. How are there well? Glad to be with you okay. I had spoken to Howard Gordon who was a colleague of yours on beauty and the beast. And he said one of your strengths was creating and fleshing out the underground world that Vinson inhabited so to me that kind of translates Into into the same kind of creation for a game of thrones. What kind of process How does this differ from the process on beauty? Considering at this point you didn't have a budget For the novel because you don't need one well they both have advantages and disadvantages I was notorious. I'm beating a beast for Let us say challenging. Our budget I was always thinking of things like the Chambers of the wind or the the whispering gallery of these kind of extraordinary underground Locations and writing in large action sequences and and other things that would Tax The resources of a show that was produced on a million one Per episode which was a fairly tight budget even The Nice thing about novels of courses I can. I can be as big as I want. I can invent says that are Fabu listen Gargantuan and can have as many battles and as many Participants in those battles as I care too and I don't have to worry about the budget because I can do it all George. I understand you started writing fairly young. Most kids sell lemonade to you. Actually Sell Monster Stories. Well for a brief period. Yes I would. I would write these little stories and I'd sell them the other kids in the projects And New Jersey. Where I was I was born and raised and And then I would have to do it. Dramatic reading of the story because of my customers actually read that well but I was a pretty good reader even then and I would offer for a couple of months but then one of my customers started getting nightmares and his mother came to my mother and that was the end of my Childhood Career early to scare the other children screen For Game of thrones what What part of it was easier to write for you than other parts? And did you have a favorite character that you enjoyed that you created for that novel? I actually I think I sort of love all the characters but that's an interesting question. That's the question I usually ask rather than answer when when people approach me and tell me that they liked the game of thrones. I do have a cast of I believe seven or eight point characters that I switch between I. I like to ask people who their favorite. I quite a range of responses which I take as encouragement. That means Because I think my goal here is to is to paint these people realistically and in Shades of Gray Mountain to do heroes and villains per se but the show that everybody has strengths and weaknesses. Every even the best and most Novalis of people have have Flaws and even the most vile villain is capable of of certain loves and loyalties and the fact that everybody can identify with different characters. And I get a broad range of responses Indicates to me that I'm succeeding to an extent which pleased with you know a question. I've asked a few authors and I. I always wonder how they do this. How did they get themselves into mindset to actually write an evil character today? Is it a way where they Think that everyone else is wrong and that character is right but how how? How did you go about it? How did you get into that person's mind to make them an evil character I well? I don't think evil characters per se As sometimes the in films really really exist. I mean I don't think even Adolf Hitler got up in the morning said I'm evil You know he thought he was the hero of the story Deeply deluded as he was. We all think we're the heroes of the story and the villain is is the hero of the other side is Someone said once. I think there's an element of truth to that. So I get inside of characters head. I try to understand what What motivates him? What was he what does he want? character who perform evil solely for the sake of evil Exists only in the sort of comic books? I'm George GATEMOUTH. Ron Certainly looks like it has potential You've won a lot of awards for writing. What have you want Hugo's for I won my first. You go in seventy five from my Novella Song for lineup. And then I want to in Nineteen Eighty for A novel let called Sand Kings got a short story called the way of Cross and dragon of the awards you've won. What was the one that you're happiest to have one? I suppose the first one is is always special to you for a song for lineup. Back in seventy five. That was pretty much at the dawn of my career. My Soul my first story in seventy one so it was only a few years into it. I was pretty young and that the acclaim and recognition Meant mental. Great deal to me it sort of elevated me into the into the major leagues indicated to me that I was I was doing something right. Also song rely was one of the most ambitious of my of might really stories of the things I wrote in the seventies. Maybe one of the most accomplished But all of them are really nice. I mean even the ones you lose their nice nice to be nominated. Nice people. Think of you We form. I've lost a great many of these swords to that is this happened nominated for it and seen it go to someone else. We have the Yugo Nebula losers club that we use conventions by by getting drunk and doing winner. So that's as much as winning. Yes it is I I I wanted to ask you About beauty and the beast. Do you have any particular fond memories Of the episode of episodes or stories that you've done on the show I wa. I was pretty pleased with the work I did for show. It was a great experience. We have the perfect writing staff. I've been very lucky in both shows I was on. I'm staff on in that regard but working with people like Hell Gordon Alex. They've been pecking poor. Ron Koslow we were. We were pretty good writing team and then we had the pleasure of having some terrific actors to do it I don't know I suppose My favorite episode of the Second Season One Brothers episode. I did in which Vincent meets up Sort of an elephant man type character was a a character character piece but I thought it worked very nicely in the guest started a beautiful performance and then there was an episode that I that I wrote. It came in over the TRANSOM From writer who had never sold anything before you know the scripts like that flood in all the time and normally you you read them where you have one of your systems or secretaries read them and they fled back out because they're terrible but this script although it was obviously not written by professional has sparked or something special about it so we bought it and I revised it to you know bring in line with the show so it's really not entirely my work but I think I did contribute to it. It was called one the bluebirds things. It was one of our lighter episodes About an artist who may or may not be a ghost but it was. It was very romantic and very magical and my mind up captured something that we really do very much on beating the beast. But in retrospect I think we should have done done more of which was the those episodes. Were little on the lighter side. I thought was a a big challenge. That you folks took on in the early eighties win. You've decided to Redo the twilight zone. No you were story editor on the show. Those are some very big shoes to fill of Rod. Serling on ticketed. I must've been. You must have seen his specter sort of looking at you know yeah. It was pretty intimidating and The network and reviewers of course Made it even more intimidating and Gave us up. I don't know some additional burdens. I don't think we really needed but The network was always pressuring us to remake shows from original series Which we did a few of but we really were resistant to doing more of because we WANNA to Tell our own stories and just the stories that that Rodney original Original show done one thing. They've done them so well that When we redid them we almost always Kind of looked worse than original. And that's Something you don't you don't really Wanna Russian and do well. You had your gems there. I must say George. I want to sneak two questions at the same time. Oh He's one. This is the obvious question but but twilight zone favorite episode. And I also happen to know that you read Robert Heinlein when you're younger and or maybe still do I certainly do. What did you like out of both of those or well? I Robert Heinlein started me It was the first time I've already have space travel given to me as a Christmas present by friend of my mother's when I was like and it was a hardback book. One of those old scrivener's juveniles. I just like The only hardcover book I owned for a decade because after online goes looks into me I went out and bought my own but they were like to the thirty five cents. Ace Ace doubles and the cheap books that I could afford as a kid Yeah Hi line. Remained my favorite off the author for many years and I think undeniably had some influence Not As perhaps as much on me as he has some of the other people but You know that someone you read as much when you're young does does have an impact. I lied juvenile very durable. Yes they are still making a bunch of them in Hollywood this The rumor mill is true. I Guess Star is filming starship troopers up troopers. Which wasn't published as driven was written as one I have to ask you about Game of thrones and obviously there is room for a sequel. It's part of a series. And Are you working on that? Now yes it's the first of four And I'm presently Into the second volume which is going to be called a question of kings and there'll be two more after that when we'll be clashes kings Well if I can essentially by the end of the year which is my deadline Then it should come out Next August just about the time that Ah Game of thrones made its hardcover debut and at the same time. A game of thrones will be released in paperback so so books will be newly available in that that same period. I just have one last question. Could you ever see yourself returning to television conceivably You know this the fantasy project. To game of thrones on itself are are enormous book so they're really going to occupy me for the next few years but After after I do get those done if the right. Tv project is out there. I could I could certainly go back and.

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Ep 125 - Zoom Podcast w/  Strider, Joe, and Aaron

Going Deep with Chad and JT

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Ep 125 - Zoom Podcast w/ Strider, Joe, and Aaron

"Got New copy other do I liked it. They're not resting on their laurels in critical time. Now maybe if I shut down I probably got like APPs running. That will help computers so I need a new computer China Rolling. So go ahead. Jt IAGO for a baby. What's up stoker's of Stoke Nation? This is Chad Kroeger Chad. Jt podcast guys before we began. I WanNa remind you once again that we are brought to you by manscaping skate. Thank you so much for keeping our trends for looking after our hogs for making sure that our dogs are looking fresh and clean because we may be in the queue team right now. But you don't want the lockdown to lift and then you don't WanNa stroll out into the street with a not well trained Don Also landscape is doing a There it's well April's testicular cancer awareness month and they're working to spread awareness so I will go over that in the mid roll but checkup landscape dot com go deep twenty for twenty percent off your order and some to stick. Oh cancer awareness stuff So yeah go twice get dot Com. And that's here with my dog. Zoom Domas put up boom clap Chad and we got Aaron as well in the zoom once. Again what a deeply honored to have your message on the pod. Do It's truly global pandemic. Yeah that's all it took it. It's almost worth it to have you on here due to a lot of comments. I don't know if you read the comments I sometimes take Gander Adam and a lot of love for an tons of very cool. Yeah depending legend or more. I'd say establish actually my bad. Yeah fully formed fully bloomed fully tort alleged Boehner you're fully erect. Legend ear. Reveal is like the reveal of Wilson home improvement or the first two Christian Bale's edge any cut to Christian Bale's prestige. Oh fuck this. That's even better that kind of twist. I don't know what it means doesn't really work but that movie was really twisty. Yeah I haven't seen it now. It's all been on a Steve Martin George. I really should watch yesterday to go. Watch the jerk. I watched Both finger now Trains and automobiles and I don't want to do next. I'm thinking maybe dirty rotten scoundrels or Maybe father of the bride. I saw that when I was a child La Stories Go. If I was GONNA say Dude Yeah. La Story and Roxanne. Because I think he wrote and so they really have his flavor on them. Yeah you get the full range of his his way. He's a witty motherfucker that he did. Did Evan watching his Johnny Carson appearances fire. I haven't seen those. They go there so good. That's cool again to it more. Because he's my legend but is you had I've been watching old Johnny Carson clips. It's pretty cool. I mean you watch old politicians on there and they're so composed and like spokane you like. Wow did you guys used to talk? A national discourse as eroded a bit even even old political commentators like maybe they were the best of the best people we watch so maybe we're comparing them yogurt today. You Watch like Gore. All and like William F. Buckley Bait on so heated back then in like put sentences together pretty wild with the I'm sorry can you say that again? It was cut out. Yeah just blabber and I was saying like even the political commentator I didn't like Gore Vidal You Watch them debate on TV and these guys are so much fucking smarter than the guys who are talking today present better. I don't know if present better for sure. Gorby doll crush on led show too. Yeah Yeah I can't hear either you now you can you hear me air. Yeah all right there you are. You're back yeah. Yeah Gordon was gay. There's actually a funny joke about that. In the movie in the loop James Gandolfini is like I'm the Gore Vidal of Congress and she's like Gore was gays. Dude him in like the Super Hot guy from Yale both fought in the army together. And we're in love and were like super bad ass and then like which is bound down both really handsome to yeah have. They made a movie at probably. Should right dude yeah. Schilling drove up. Fell I got to put is on you in person for the day. Yeah you're such a kindhearted gentleman. It thank you so much dude. It was good to see you a hadn't seen you in forever and then I drove by some of the other. Dudes house isn't just dropped off some supplies and then I'm GonNa keep doing that too. It makes me feel good and then And I don't have to get out of the car. Just them in bags in the back seat had their mugs. Look Everybody Great Dude Pels Zone. Look the best. It was a he sparked the most. Join me like when I saw him he was like. Goddamn this cute motherfucker Agnes. He has a great smile really. He just beams with positively giddy. Totally right and cuteness acuteness totally and then Merisi though dude he was. He was like sticking his head in the car. Trying to get to talk to you. I can't hear you. I was like her head out the fucking window dude but it was good to see him to and then and then this girl haven't talked contract drove by her place and just look tat for the. First Time Person. Wow Yeah first. Time ever have looked at her purse. Talking Judy was built in the romantic tension was like. Oh and this whole thing lifts. I'm going to give a smooch to end. All SMOOCH is. It's going to be like that one. Where like the sailor comes home and like holds the lady down or whatever. Yeah so or like it'll be like an image like that or like that guy. Lighten himself fire in front of the tank or something. It's like one of them. Did you have a romantic comedy kind of spark between you? Yea Romantic comedy and maybe like maybe like even more desperate war-torn romance like English patient or something like that. Oh yeah or what's a portrait of lady on fire except heterosexual? Yeah Yeah I haven't seen that yet. Is that good? It's good yeah. Did you draw you paint a painting of her and next time you drive by just fucking lifted up? Be like look at this. What made for you wo- yeah. Maybe her maybe heard address. That's on fire just to pay homage. Hugh would like that too. I think women like being described as being on fire. Oh Yeah I mean. Who doesn't I liked being described on fire. You are on fired sizzling sheltered. I did driver a bit. That was really nice and his collegiate is jeff which was realized there so lovely. We talked about kick call of duty. Oh Yeah Yeah. Because we've just been on there just pound and noobs but the lag is he's got ridiculous lag and so do i. That's why the podcasts audio has been kinda bad to my mom's Wifi is just not where it needs to be so I might just decide boosted. I might just called Wifi people and say yeah. You got a boost MOMS but yeah. It was really good to see him. We're trying to figure out other ways we could hang like a steel like a virtual lunch date or something like that. You know just trying to get creative in. Yeah Yeah I know. It's crazy man Spend a month. It's been a month it's out creek. Was the drive up like fifty five minutes. So breezy crazy. Yeah there's more traffic than you'd expect you know. Yeah also more judgment until if people are Nice cars right now. I don't know when someone has a really nice car. I'm like really now. It's like you're gonNA Drive Electric Blue Maserati That's just the dude's car and then a I didn't. I don't think I realized until today. Hama solid you guys because you know we stay. -cation yeah actually physically seeing you guys first time in a while as like man. I want to hug these guys and I want to go sit down in their living room and like just like chill. It's so whenever I wake up in the morning Mike. I'm pretty fired up because I'm attacked day I'M GONNA do. I'M GONNA kill some news on Halo Cod. Whatever I'm going to read a book you know like learn how to cook like a souffle or some shit but then by nighttime past like eight. Pm I'm just like what am I doing dude. Yeah because like Avenue Apartment Solo. I you know I've been in contact with people so I don't feel like I'm in solitary confinement but like it's weird I've been I've been alone for a month. It's crazy dude. Yeah it's crazy. You seem like sprightly. Yeah I feel good. I'm not My family's worried about me. They're like keep you know my brother's Worried about you. The most I'm I'm fine. You know like yeah but I'm thriving. I'm like I'm an introvert you know. Can you know Dive into that side of myself but it is weird when you when you stop and think of how much time has passed. Yeah you know I was in such a panic for the first couple of weeks straight up just terrified and just having a panic attack all the time that this last week. I've actually chilled out and I've actually been having a pretty good time actually more relaxed now than I was pre quarantine right like I. I don't even think I've liked kind of even thought about what the world is going to be like. It was just so worried about not getting the virus. And hoping you know my. My family doesn't get it. I haven't even really thought about you. Know How things might change and how long they might be changed for right. I'm leading into that kind of thinking but right now I'm just. Oh yeah good time and There's some stuff I got its week. I've been watching porn again. I got a curse you know. Yeah I've been big against porn but it did help me for a little bit against these Panic attacks but you know it's it was the lesser of two evils. But I am. I didn't watch today. I'm trying to put the Kabosh on it and I just want to. All I saw every porno yeah. I was watching porn from my high school. I think that's always the poor and that resonates to most she had that gross nostalgia than I thought I watched Johnny Sins Sixty hours and here's a fire tick talk to. Does he really? He's a beast. Oh that's great to hear because guys who knew how could dance like that. Yeah penises penis out and kicked out now. I mean that's all you think about because he's like trying to be funny and stuff like I know you have a gigantic hog dude. Like just at that. I think he's actually a pretty good actor. Yeah when he's boning when he's not boning he's a bad actor. He's Kinda what I think makes him an all across commerce. I think makes him. The best porn star is that he really stays in character while he's bounding like he'll remember details from the introduction when he's bouncing like it'd be a fake doctor and he'll be like Oh man. I wouldn't have brought my stethoscope if I knew we were going to get to this point and I'm like pretty good dialogue to say in the middle of legs being hard like he'll probably never get there. I know actually gets a lot of recognition because if you look at it. There's like stomach Appreciation threats room but he'll never get the mainstream kind of appreciation. He deserves well. Maybe that's good. They may be used in a sweet spot where like celebrity won't destroy him and he can maintain his cool and just like have his life and get some recognition. But not you know be like the Michael Jackson. The giant dogs really good really good reading on it for sure. Yeah That was going to say like you kind of did like the old parenting methods smoking where you just like make your kids smoked the whole pack. And then on any more yeah. He smoked the whole pack of Porn. Yup come down. It's awesome. Yeah I mean I was like my Weiner can't even get a retro down. So much like my. My addiction has outfaced my body and it's dragging my limp body behind it. Come on keep going. My body's like Bro. Anita fucking break. Yeah but I think my body's still pump to not be having panic attacks and just chilling in this new era of modern life. It's nice you seem to be a forgiving yourself which is nice because I think in time. It's like you need. You need some method to cope and also once you start. Dopamine trick is so crazy the where you're like done then your mind just like that craving for it yet feed me baby. It's insane. Yeah totally no yeah. I'm not being you know what I think. It's being around my mom. My mom has like like such good outlook on life. Yes really beat herself up for stuff. Yeah like I heard her talked about bread for lent and then I heard her talk to God and she just goes God. I'm starting I have to have two pieces of bread. And then she went to pieces of bread and Hell you like I would. I would like for three days and my whole fucking shit bag. A WHO gives have some fucking bread. It's actually it's kind of weird but I actually even asked my mom about the porn. Thanks as like your mom. I think I'm GonNa like maybe watch porn again. She's like John. Thomas Jerk off who cares. Happy Happy Go. Gosh what the fuck. What the fuck are you beating yourself up for God? I'm like all right cool. Yay that's awesome. Those are upstairs and read she walking on you. She's like that's good that's good. She's stroking him so happy jerking off. That's wonderful look at you. You're having fun that's great. I love you johnny. Since oh he's great at her. I think our approach is smart. 'cause it's like with all this stuff whenever you try to restrict yourself on stuff like porn owner bread or whatever whacking off Bounce back quickly from it instead of beating yourself up for. I think that's the right formula. Yeah that'd beat myself up so much bell that stuff you know if I like jerk off or whatever I wake up in the morning I'm like I'm depleted. I've no energy to do anything. You have going to watch the news. Yeah go ahead on but yeah with any of that stuff. If you like trying to stop drinking than you drank you just got to like bounce right back get back into your routine Ivan. Just forgive yourself quickly interesting? Keep moving totally. I think we live in this like I think. Our culture is like super into optimization. Right now talks a lot about earth and it. It just makes you realize that is good at like especially when something like this happens where the whole world gets turned on its head. It's like the right mindset for right now I don't know needed. I mean you should still be trying to get better. Learn how to do something. You never knew how to do with all this downtime yet. Also think it's like it's maybe a good lesson we have to go easy on yourself. Just try to get out of this thing in one-piece in like be wall to wall just like Fucking greatest thing. That's ever fucking happened every second of the day. It's like you just need fucking get through the day and then get through the next day and then we'll come out of this thing and hug the shit out of each other. Yeah Yeah my advice was going to be. I just meditated and have cookie. I'm just been eating carbs like crazy that all just noodles for dinner pasta too. Yeah yeah just with butter and pepper and salt from. Yeah Yeah. There's an oil though I've been in olive oil. I gotta get some all wheel. It's a good move. Yeah I've I've been eating. Spaghetti Os have been eaten Mac and cheese. But I you know every other day do. That's the key every that's what I'm doing with porn right now. I'm GONNA start going every other day. No more than an hour a week. That's my new as many mentality on it. That's what's it how much how much time elapses during her average sash with porn. Yeah do you don't WanNa Freak people out broke. But like I mean lately because my Weiner so tired it's been like it takes me like an hour hyper specific like I find like these very little moments where they like. Make good eye contact when they're in like this perfect composition. Art Can choose to that. It's it's not it's not it's the romance. Yeah exactly I had to find. I become like I think I mentioned this earlier. Become like a real critic like there's no one to talk to about this critical knowledge that I have but like I know when it's fake so easily now because I've seen so much as this bullshit bullshit holes then. I finally got to second part. Actually Ulcer Wallace talked about that in his book. Where like and it's funny. He wrote it as if you heard it from somebody else at a porn shop but I think it was just his perspective and then he just Attributed to some else to like disassociate talked about how? That's what like real porn lovers. Those moments of genuine human connection in goes. I think that's probably you know. He's a SMART DUDE. So he's finding the intelligence in something pretty seedy due to that a little bit. Yeah I've been trying to limit myself to just like sorta like What's it called when a playboy centerfold style photo? I've been trying telling myself to just like kids much better. But but then he no you know next day. It's so yeah I I have to have a big dog in there. I love it you know like old fashioned all American you know. But that's that's my style you know like in a unlike nine eleven that like on the anniversary of the replay like this is what the news was saying that day like. This is what was happening. Then this is what people are gonNA come back to. This is what we were talking about during the pandemic. Yeah big dogs in Porn. These guys are geniuses. Dude I saw to just a transition out a little bit like like 'cause I'm putting a ton of call of duty to. I've been probably planning our tim a day. That there's fifty million people on call of duty right now. It's insane. Yeah fifty million easy like if you're not on call of duty. Are you even in this of what's happening in the world like are you even alive right now? That play the guys. I need to get back in there with you guys. I've been I've been Vacillating between Halo in cod. But I I just left the war zone. Actually I got this. You're playing Judy Online. I I was in the war zone. Yeah Hockey I unloved. Ghani Rockin well if he played warzone no other word so it's like a huge map and it's like you start off with like a hundred and fifty dudes night. I just do Solos Sometimes I'll address like squad but like a solo and it's sort of like this huge map in the last one to survive wins so you you a parachute into the map. It's like grand theft auto sized enormous any just like raid all these buildings for guns N. Just try to find people so it's much more it takes much longer in. It's like a lot less shooting but it's fun. 'cause you just like it's. Sorta like paintball a little bit. You got fifth out of one. Hundred and fifty. Yeah I only killed like three people so I think I was kind of hiding out a little bit uneasy doing rely. I mean yeah the hunger games and he killed only like one guy. Okay call. Yeah Yeah you're much more you're much more cadmus Aberdeen. But like getting dominated games yet. Classic multiplayer is getting as getting hosed. Your were brand new to it and and we got some studs the and you don't know that level yet we've been planning level relentlessly for like three weeks it was. It was a great boon to our tour morale to have you in there. You got great vibes over the COMMS. Thanks Man Yeah it's Craz talk is such cool dudes in the in that squad. Oh Yeah. They'RE LEGENDS. Yeah after it. Yeah it with a head shot. And they're good with zing. What's your gun? What's your load up all right? I'm glad you asked. I've been rocking the MP. Seven as per brix begins recommend day. But then it's a machine gun so it doesn't have the long range that you really need for a lot of those levels so as my perk. I'm Rockin I got the perk where you can have two primary weapons so that was nice am for and I put like the APS Hologram scope on it. Said I can do a little bit of like a little sniping so awkward. Reach a house or building with my little son Michigan. And then I can blow domes from to click away my with my Danny do the American the MP Four. I think And then just a handgun. But I need to buy game. I need to get the two premier weapons. I think you're GONNA like dude. Yeah Bobbin bagging with Do we need to on twos and usually we get dominated because these kids are so good and they just fucking destroys but last night we had a pretty even match says a lot of healthy bagging going on with other ones when he gets just get dominated. You know it's like you get two or three bags or like but in this was like was pretty even Steven and they backed back which I was really happy about. I really like when did back me back because it's like all right. We're you know I'm not just stuff in your face. It's a nice like it's nice to find kindred spirits. Those people could you were in the world but they enjoy tea. Bagging your digital Avatar as much as you like tea bag in. There's yeah I know what that says about me that I like getting bagged more than the act. Itself a bagging. It's noble as fucked if you like bringing other people joy more than you like bringing yourself. Joy Did thank you so much Erin. Have you been balling it? All you want any of these systems No I haven't really played video games when I play. It's usually it'll be this show or rock band But I really haven't done those either. I've been playing my actual Bitar. More more they is yeah. That's cool would you don't be afraid to get college duty or Halo? Come come live the dream the Aaron and be fun. I know I have a wife so that went over so well. Yeah it's funny. I hear my friends wives over the com- sometimes I got you now so I'll be here my buddies and they'll be like talking there there. There comes wasted. Yeah broke get dominated bitch how you like that and then go from walk into like. Oh Hey babe what's ahead? Yeah let's do a side salad that's really nice and I'll start yelling new girlfriend voice over the cards. Your mom girlfriend boys. Yeah it was Did I follow. This is just like a like a model on instagram. But she lives in Miami and Not to change the subject so quickly but she and she lives in a high rise in the huge balconies. And they're just like by the pool. dance party for the entire building. And it's like huge twenty stories and I. I need something like that. You're you need a dance party. Now it's just like like can you imagine if you live in a huge apartment complex. He had this big balcony overlooking the ocean in Miami. And your own quarantined together. And you're all just like what are we doing? And then your apartment complex just throws you frigging dance party for the entire building at once. That'd be is everyone dancing on their balconies or they danced on their knees. Yeah Yeah who's the model Kiki Posco now Cindy Prada for sure? I was on some like super hot ladies like instagram live or she was doing a workout and like. I just wanted to talk to her. Yeah but instead of hey how are you doing? Hey Is there a way to work out your by subs without them? Getting too big. She didn't respond. I asked one more time and then I just had a shame. Xt off the live and I was like all right back to real life. That's good speaking of lives. Our lives gone do. They're so fun man I I really enjoy them. Yeah I mean it's like it's It works well with my brain because people just fire information and then I get real frenetic but it actually Kinda calms my brain. Sometimes to just have that steady stream of stimulation coming in. And then I'll just he'd up like my temperature. Goes up two degrees. That Regina do But it's fun and it's it's nice to talk to the to the stoker's like in real time like that. Yeah and it's it's a good way to feel connected and still feel productive. I've been really enjoying them. I think I think that's something that'll keep doing after this is over. Yeah I actually think this whole thing has given me a lot of clarity on Activism IN COMEDY. And like all this stuff we do you know we were working on some projects and I was just like so Invested in a good way. But I think it'll almost being too hard on the process because I was like I was being like I don't think I I was making activism in comedy too important right it. Is You have to care. But it's like then something like this happens and you're like dude. This is just like a privilege that we get to do this stuff. Yeah just have fun with it. You know what I mean. Just let it rip. Yeah I felt that same shift to like I didn't know what it was but I just felt much more relaxed in like free. And that's like the sort of giving us the opportunity to like. We've always wanted to remake fast and furious for stuff like that and then like editing those videos. I was just editing like all day yesterday. It's like most fun I've ever had. Oh you're editing. You're editing on the the race. Car scene was so on. The smoke was so good. I feel like I feel like Hugh Jackman had swordfish. When I'm editing. Yeah just fucking crank in. It's like I love editing so much But just like yet it just like. I've been much like Steve Martin and stuff and just Is given a chance to sort of get like a different perspective on all that stuff. And just SORTA like reevaluate. So you can get back to the fun I guess. Yeah Yeah and I think it strips away a lot of the politics to you know what I mean. Yeah you're doing comedy or and then we're doing our activism but we're also living in a community with other people who do that stuff and sometimes air opinion starts to change my opinion. I'm not even conscious of the fact that it's not even really my opinion that it's more environment. Plus you mean that direction and then and then all this stuff happens and all that stuff seems so silly. Yeah it's like who cares what like anybody thinks like it's all we're arguing about wrong. Just trying to like elevate our own station and make ourselves more specially like it's all just like a it's like a it's bullshit like it's all it's all of us just like finding ways to make ourselves feel a little bit smarter funnier than the people were with. And it's like who gives go ahead things that are like on the fence of like offensive. I'm kind of used to be kind of like don't see things at all offensive and I'm just like well. It's a bunch of people are dying. And there's crazy virus ripping through the world. If that's what makes someone feel a little bit more okay for a second. Maybe it's not that big of a deal. I within readings and I'm not saying don't run out of your house and say the N. Word. But just like. I don't even know what I'm saying anymore. I'm going to be an easier on people which is good. Yeah you gotTa Take Chances Take Ritz. Yeah not with never go. 'cause they not with racism racism racism. Yeah but just being edgy. You gotta you gotta you gotta you gotTa you know dance on that line a little bit. Yeah but I mean this whole thing is. It's a made me so much more excited to dive back into those projects. Because it's just like it's it's a much more relaxed any like watching like the Rick Rubin documentary like talk about creativity. How you know Any kind of stress stress inhibits creativity so Being able to sort of gain that more I keep saying relax perspective on everything. It just helps everything flow little bit. I think absolutely. I've been a guy much of the classics about Catcher in the Rye Grapes of Wrath and will say by. What's the other one out fucking dude? I'm GonNa tell you I didn't catcher in the ride. That guy's annoying dude holden caulfield. Oh yeah he he's. He's so ornery dude. Yeah and he's so self obsessed and he's like just I think too much to his like being authentic wrestle with that when you're in your adolescence and yeah but seeing his brain and one that's close to my own insecurities I was just like I did throw the Boko. Do just shut the fuck up rub. Yeah quit worrying about like your fucking professor and how. He's kind of onerous as as party dude like but people love them. I get it now. I think there is something about reading reading reading books. Like like Just good literature in the morning for me. I felt just In the morning I don't feel bad in the morning but it just like it does something to your brain it. Just I think it gives it like a boost fin. That's what I got to. I got Huck Finn Nice Dude. Fired up to read that again. I Yeah Yeah. Mark Twain Beast Beast. Yeah I think that's great. I think it it really does like I think it just clears the freeway in your brain in. And he's really clean. Well thought out sentences that are you know really well organized and paint a very clear picture and clean up your brain to think more like that right exactly. Yeah around you start like you know and then you see other people not reading. And you're like what a what a dawn stewed Schule hit. Let the dogs in. Let's get the dudes in here. Who should we do this? We're just going to bring in. What's the plan? Should see both same time. Yeah let's do it because I just eight forty five so see did I think I might think I might pull the trigger on a Celtic. A really yeah. Yeah I was looking at. I was looking at the the rogue echo. Because I've been I've been running. I've been running outside. But you know running on the pavement and stuff and Fucks up your legs. Yeah it's it's hard on the knees and the hips right. Yeah Yeah to get a bike man and some kettlebells. But they're sold out everywhere in there so expensive but I I mean I I can afford it but I just feel like guilty spending so much on my leg kettlebells but I love kettlebells announced. I I think it's I think it's good investment. I think like they last forever. Yeah where do they cast iron? Yeah added giving a competition bill. So I don't know if these ones are cast iron but there are some what's the other Iron Bowl Rossler? I'M GONNA get some Ryan bills and then today about a one pound dump broke so I can put on some muscle well-known skip rope yet to get my traps frickin. Loaded did not like John. Claude van Damme was watching him. Kickboxer did he has no traps really. It's hilarious he's so jacked and he just has zero traps. Albro feel at home in these things. Dude I just been online just getting murked dude by due to Rabat. Frigging DUDE BUT. I'm getting better. Love Got Cano man that just puts you in the right mindset to shoots down games. It was a no-brainer Dude. I saw I was like I was cruising on Amazon Australia. There Gain Joe. We lost strider. Joe How you doing. How's it going ice like three mile? Walk Nice Yeah it was. It was nice good. Dude Techs strider. How's it going? Oh there you go. Lejeune's thanked. Yeah Yeah two weeks lengths now from a full ause nice do a ticket buying call of duty or something exactly are geared up played for a while we played earlier today strider strategy. Your policy is if someone plays worse than you on your team. What's your policy or your Your theory it means we. That's why we lost because I am an should be the worst player so if I'm ever not the worst player it's that other dudes fault. Kill my favorite person to kill. Probably our Buddy Gregg Gable Dude. He talks good. Smack is the type of smack. That's smart and clever is just the right amount of time where it gets you enough but funny enough and And we started about the same time and he's way better than I am right now so just means that you know it's been the closest competition but not really because he's way better so it hurts. The most in hurts the most so when I get to. Merck came in a hard point. It feels good Yeah that's nice. Yeah what do you think about the connor boys on their their. They get a little too long winded. Yeah they're long winded on the COMS. Yet I mean look when you're on the COMS DUDE and you're at like you know. When you're at the caves zero you're trying to hold it down with holographic sight down there in the hard point one year. Grows up there sniping for you while you're sacrificing the body down there and you're hearing a story like a third person story about like. I don't know something funniest brother said in like in. It's getting all context. Dude no punchline you just gotTA GO DUDE. Keep it down. I need to know where the guys are coming in from the case but you know I love the energy. I love enthusiasm. They're unbelievable guy's great family connors all around. But yeah when we're were on cod you don't you don't busy up calms dude. I mean that's that's combat out one one over out. I'd say talk ten. Four Roger Copy that xbox I'm not I I don't feel like playing video games. I feel like it's going back in time. Yeah I have I have regressed to my sixteen year old self. I'm just watching porn reading a little bit working out and playing video games. I gotTa Tell You Joe. I'm maybe the happiest I've ever been. Well I mean I just feel like whenever I'm playing video games I feel like my mom's like bring a bowl of popcorn in any Like I just feel like thirteen again. I don't want to do that. And plus I suck now used to be really good at video games. I try to play fucking suck ass. I think it's more fun when he sucks honestly knowledge thoughts. Dude I suck up again back nonstop. It's awesome by knowledge now. I mean it's sick to be part of something you know you're out there you're connected was like some thirteen year old and like you know who knows where? New Hampshire or something like that. Dude just had a tough time. His Dad you know that these guys letting steam off on no no. I'm only talking about rose that kick stoker stoker's have joined our private games and we've had to boot some stoker's it's super flattering. That they WANNA play with us. I really feel privileged. But it's like you know it's intimate conversation going on there so it's hard to have someone who no one's met in person. Has that happened that they had to send an invite the invites but I just think us. Don't yeah how did he just hop on. If you're a private game and Kala Judy and they know your name. They can address a friend without you accepting it and then they can join your game and so they'll just hung up in and like all those whose whose F. T. for Geeta who's like pores. What are your kids? Get Out of here and I'm like. Hey Bro of Judah. I'm sure you're a good guy. But you gotta bail dude user. Yeah you gotta get Outta here dude. I'm like we'll we'll play another time but EXC right now. It's no Bueno Dude. There's a new etiquette we're learning. I mean that's got to be part of the etiquette you know it's like you know when you're calling with your Bros. Dude it's like a conversation. You know what I mean. You have calms going on your here in the connor boys go on for too long. And it's like you just walk up to someone else's dinner table sit down. I'll knock just gonNA frigging hopping on someone else's game but I didn't have been some some good Stoker due to even DM me and then like Yo. I saw that you were. You were gaming but I didn't want op and I was like Oh. That's legit dude. Was trying to find a time you know and the mullahs will merck together yet. We should do that. We should all get on and play do that. That'd be really fun. W Super Fun. You get a pretty. I'm sure we can but do or do we buy twitch. Capabilities are limited. Such a headache did like we did the light switch and they're like setting it up to like four hours. I'm like like the whole time I'm like I have no idea what you're doing right now. Oh He's a Chad will go work on yours now. He's like that. Just scroll up to settings put on the receipt. I'm like what are you talking about food? He's like you're all set to go like dude. I can't see anything came into the game and those guys were good at what they did to like. I really good how there could have done that. Any better like yours it. We all need to listen a million. No He's British ship. That can you do this and wine drinking wine go to Bourbon a second my second class quarantine. I started drinking arena. Jurors Brough cheers cheers. My friend Joe. Can YOU DO A British accent? Nah I don't think I can't really do any act. Try Give it a shot. What do you want me to say? Say I would like some crump. It's T. For breakfast please. I would like some competent tea for breakfast please. Good that's great. I was surprised. I didn't think he'd be able to get the Grefe out of your voice. You actually You've missed it nicely. Can you say? Can you say Ditka in a British accent just British? Get Cau- are you fired up the new the new Jordan doc. The new bull doc is coming out in like a week. Yeah Start Sunday. Yeah that'll be cool. That's GonNa be what's IT GONNA be on? Espn Earth for tomorrow part nice headlines throughout their last season together. That's cool awesome dude. You look at photos of Jordan just flying through there for a dunk. I mean that physique instead it's unbelievable yet a beautiful right. It's crazy Eddie just flying. I remember watching him as a kid. In like yeah man. He's so Jack. Oh Yeah so jazz long sinewy muscles that are just like so like perfectly composed and design for the sport. He plays so awesome. I was looking at this thing. Like remember that show sport science. You've seen that show the worst show. Dude Bro the formatting of it is like design to get nothing done I feel like they have two minutes of something to say an extended over twenty five minutes. Yeah it's like dude. This whole thing could have been done like that. It's like it's directed by the Connor. Brothers do thing but Dude like one of them that I read about how athletes when they dunked so. They look like they're flying indicated like size behind it which Kinda cool like in a just came down to like they literally just like push their back out a little bit. So it's an optical illusion just perceives that little flight thing by like while they're actually coming down gravity pulling them down they flat out their back so it looks like they're flying so But that's like an art form. You that's sick Jordan was the best at doing it. Maybe the guy. Dominique Wilkins is for those guys can jump so high taking get like payroll dude. Their forty inches in the air. They got time to do that. They could send an email up there. They could listen to an entire connor story there. Dude zing again dude? I'll Julia Hammer and my love. It duda how brutal is. Espn right now. Have you guys tried watching? Espn two sports centers. What's going on? They're doing? Like eighty seven masters like re re. Ah REWATCH and they're like talking to Jack. Nicholson after Jack Nicklaus. You're like this is boring. And then they got like gaming stuff on there all day. It's like world award. Craft like really technique young players. Play video yeah to Patrick. Beverly's as annoying video game competition on the court tires. Yeah he's talking shit the whole time. It's hilarious that's gold did. I've been watching some Some twitch guys playing cod kind of relaxing sky summit one gee just. Y MERC is based on a PC. Yeah he's on. Pc out to be honest like click clack. The keyboard gives me some Mr Action Setting. That's kind of why is like the these twitch geyser little like compound with their like fricken spark a race driver seat. They're just like you know something of attitude I can watch it for hours opulent right. Don't don't get viewership like that exceeds everything but like the NFL. Basically yeah. It's like. Nah they get millions of years and a but what's funny ears the commentary on the 'cause like all the fans or like debating all dude some. It's losing it did. He's not needing like used to stuff like awesome thing. It just like talking shit to each other. Yeah should we. Should we answer some questions? Shiite was go. Yeah Yeah Do the pod could have saved my life. Supervisors right did fan. Oh Yeah Yeah. Hopefully he's like some Eminem Daito Song right here. Dan I and super. Here's I just WANNA reach out and show my appreciate for your promotion of April being testicular cancer awareness month. After last week's podcast so fired up that ended up giving myself Examined found a weird mass. That wasn't normal by Stoke. Took a turn southwards. Oh yeah but but ended up going to my doctor and it turns out. It's normal mass not cancer. After the exam we even had a great bonding session. After about testicular anatomy and mountain biking now still globals heard an all time high dock and our homeys off able to detect something potentially dangerous and if it was cancer. I could have saved my life by the pods. Thank you all. Stoker's check your nets once a month. Thanks Baker logo balls a PS my fiance. And I've been cute team together for four weeks now and things have really quieted down romantically. Do you have any wrecks to rekindle the spark? My Jeff and I've been doing exercises together. Do like we'll do. Some Yoga will happen to some Lightweight calisthenics stuff bodyweight stuff. And you know once you Greenwich. Banging I mean you know. Sometimes yes sometimes. No you know what I mean. Sometimes I'm just saying it's Christopher walken there's yes something now is the wrong tote. You're GONNA do it again. Stab me in the face with a soldering when I used to work out with my ex accent always got us. Fired up afterwards. I'd like slacker but during the workout and Kamal Babe we got this and you get to feel strong and she gets to feel strong and then he both like look at the other one. You're like Oh man you're hard working person. Let's let's I respect. The will make a nice hell. Actually do I love that a healthy meal together? And you're not that couple at the gym do it. Because when you're that couple at the gym did a little bit distracting. Little bit like come on. We're in the gym. Yeah you're home. You're in the sanctity of your own boat. Anything fly you know what I mean Agri-food So this is the time to get creative. Did I mean you could? I mean you have so much spare time right now and you're isolating the team so you know you could get creative with what you do. You could have like a you know. Create like an Italian night deck out the place in like vines. Shit in you know. Just make some spaghetti have like a lady and the tramp moment in just get creative with your meals and like pretend like you're in Italy in one moment then pretend like you're in Brazil in other and then translate that to the bedroom you know however they are sexually. I like that makes sense. I liked it. There's there's role playing because you're essentially creating a new person then right in essence the person you love but there's enough of a difference there where it sparks some some new feelings. Yeah like a Hawaii have like a beach night. Throw on some floors you know She can wear like a bikini and then he just make Muhima here. Whatever or whatever you can get from your grocery store. It's tougher now but you know maybe just get some like top to Lafia. Pretend might he do to maybe play hide and go seek you know? I don't know how small it's fun because then you have to get extra creative boning but just fine I was GONNA say with your nuts too Props guy for checking The you know you're nuts. You never really think about having an issue with them. Like I've had two issues with my nuts and like when I was a kid I was in. Third Grade is the stickler torsion which is where it's like. It could have died which was swelling up. I was too afraid to ask my mom. Like hey can I go to the doctor like catch gate? Check this out. 'cause like it was my net so guys out there dumpy afraid to you. Know there's something. Check your nuts first off and if there's something off about your nuts don't be afraid to hit up the doctor or your mom or dad and said you know there's something going on down there because they care about the sanctity of your balls for sure. Yeah that's a fire. Pianists April good call. Don't be nuts talking about your nuts. Is You remember Tom. Green remember he was he had like a show about it. You did a whole episode about he like show the surgery on whatever happened to Andy. Monagas Morandi mill anarchists do. Yeah he's nice to see more wandering around sunset a little bit really. Yeah trying films something. Yeah Oh Wander House. All men are pitcher. Mike Brown bagging on scooter. But at least he's trying to be to sell harmon said his favorite thing was just to walk down sunset and just smoke a joint himself. Nice to Phil Hartmann Man. That sounds nice is his His famous film new architectures goal dude so his SNL audition him did Baluchis in Jimena Dana. Carvey so good walk snows new show Phil Harman's energy as how everybody like who wants to act imagines they can be that cool addition room. Just like yeah. I'm going to do this. He's like I do voices. Good just give me something. And I'm like someone does it. Nails it his body hops up during it frigging LE. Let's get up nearby. He's again. I'll pick this up Mitch dream. No big deal drills it dude. It's unbelievable it's crazy message today with a question in my most recent situation cove is totally Cock Block. Me and my awesome. Gif We've been stoked about each other for almost a year. Now we're out of state college relationship now. We're across the country just reaching out to get some opinions on what to keep the fire blazing over this quarantine time all sex. I think Joe's right. Yeah Yeah I've been away from Edgy In the but be like hey reached down there and tell me how big it is American. Pie Two zero. You sound like would you say when you have phone sex have phone sex? I just have a section the human to human old fashioned way our. Yeah your beast eighteen. I think has dabbled sex It's really fun I think it's You know I mean. I had a Webcam porn addiction. So it's like maybe my brain is specifically suited for but I I think it can feel just as alive as the real thing. Sometimes you just have to not judge yourself Just whatever crazy thing you're saying just say it and then if you and you just have to be perceptive to how the other person responds to it but You know you it's easy. I think you say something. You push the envelope a little bit like you're like okay. I'm GonNa Plumbing Fat Cock and then and then and then if you get like a moment of sound she's go you just change. Your Voice has okay and then naturally ever accidentally Jr is on the phone and the old man. Now I've never premature to. That would be. That would be very much meat. I gotTa have the problem the other way where I'm like. I can't finish but a the end of the month. Yeah yeah but it's it's really fun. Yeah I think give it a shot and then also you can just do sweet things for each other writers song or early. You know what I was going to say I was GonNa say Writer a Handwritten Letter Hanratty Fountain pen if you have one but you know. Ballpoint is going to do. Just fine writer. Did maybe even do a little bit of Chad was saying role play. Pretend you're like in the revolutionary war or something like that dude you like. I'm away serving my country. You are serving your country staying home. Never right up serving those people around the right now. I'm on my duty but I miss you so much. I can't wait to be back and then virtually get back then eventually physically. You'll get back and it's going to be nice to yeah. I think I think all this time apart is actually kind of good because it's like building up all excitement for when we see each other you know what I mean. It's like a techno song dude like toenail it's just like Oh yeah beat to come to just be dropped overs. Earning it right now earn. Yeah I've been away for my Jess Kerr month now but you know I sort of a take solace in the fact that the the separation is building up. Its stoking the flame you know. So then when they reunite teeing happens I can't speak when we ran. The reunion happens. It's going to be like a firework show Disneyland. Even though it's closed right now the guys are going to dissolve into each other and explode like fireworks. Yeah aw far. Yeah and all your particles are going get mixed up together and you're going to be indistinguishable from one. Part when Tinkerbell flies from the matterhorn in. It's just like everything's going off. You know what I'm saying spiral upwards in this beautiful dust cloud of particles straight up mortars sexual energy yes to love that blasting over the Los Angeles luminated our lives. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA light up. Culver City Awesome die very true. Renditions Grand Finale. Right there dude. I this this is one that I think. A lot of people are feeling right. Now Hey Chadderton. Jt and company. I've been SORTA wrestling my scene of high school. I miss the squad. Everyone is in quarantine. We didn't get to go on senior. Sp stoking bronze is at an all time low. How do we recover from this? Make the end of our high school experience. Something that doesn't feel like a waste sincerely. A one squadron. Ps everyone is going away to different. Dang school next year. I just want adapters. Homey so bad. It's sad. I pissed if I was a senior in high school. Right now. Sucks miss out on prom graduation and all that stuff. I think just right. You've got to feel you. GotTa feel anger towards it you know. It's like the five stages of grief right. You got a denial negotiation anger and then acceptance is that is in four stages on Horny in Horny and then but see you gotta go through them and you're right to be upset you know. It's it's a right of passage was zoomed prom. Yeah and it's been changed but but then I think we gotta get creative right like how can we make because I think in some ways? It's Kinda good because everyone will always remember the this happened and you'll be like oh I was part of the class graduated during quarantine you know what I mean? We lost out on all that stuff. And then it Kinda can provide an opportunity for you to come up with Ike. You know a code in that story where you're like. What we did is is we. We all got together. I don't know you just got to rent a limo. Do Down the road just cruise some of them with your crew. You know what I mean. But how are they? Are they going to be in the LIMO together after? Quarantine postponed style. You know we'll get postponed. I mean it's a bummer. That it's not happening real time but I think it will still happen. Actually maybe not. If it's all through summer fuck man. Yeah I guess I'm just trying to hold out. Hope that I can still happen for these kids. Renting Limos time. I think they're going to be a kids who are seniors in high school at this time. They're going to be like the can be like the quarantine class it's like. Everyone knows the Corinthian class. Has They live life to the fullest because they missed out senior in high school? So those game. I mean those guys itemize senior banged in the backseat. My Mom's Ford expedition and none of these kids are GonNa get to do that. We'll do I mean yeah that's true it's true is phone sex in the back of your mom's car. That's awesome rather speakerphone. Get some surround. Sound going if your mom's got a nice car. Yeah that's awesome bad that Ford expedition by the way. I'm surprised you're really nice. Car Wasn't explorer right kind of work. That tour woman hasn't been satisfied since you started off at the top of Mount Everest. And now she's climbing tetons and Mount Whitney and none of them feel as special go-to Larry's it's crazy. You gotTa Cougar to go to Prom with you. I'm just imagining. This was a cougar that you were with I. I wish you know she was also a senior but anybody guy that could bring older woman promised. Pretty Pretty Awesome. What's the Emile Hirsch movie? I only girl next door next door. Yeah good movie do really proud. Which is great legit movie good soundtrack? Really Good Dude. What's his name? What's that got these David Gray days? Also use that song. Whatever girl you were GONNA ask to prompt. Still ask her and then just do a zoom problem which is Youtube and play that Song. This year is love. Do and then give her. Hey give her a digital kiss at the end of the night gingy. That's a great call that song or if I may you know I don't WanNa happen. Dj here but another song. That I know you love Ariel Pink in the haunted graffiti that one. Ooh Baby he netted. Let's somebody else it haunted graffiti right. I think it's the Osmond brothers or something. Oh It's originally the Osmond brothers. And then she doesn't remake. Yeah Okay Yeah Yeah. You're right away from a lesson Jesse That the name of that movie. It's also from what's the one with miles teller now woodley. Yeah that's how I found out about it. Nice to all right. Well Yeah did. I don't know how you get your Bros. Involved but maybe God could all resume. Pretend you're like Benny Hana's together before the dance. Yeah and then you guys can do a fake limo ride somehow over zoom and then do a fig dance and then and then you can partner off with your respective dates and then from there. It's you know it's up to however things pan out. But Jim Foggy in and out door dash to your house if you can oh. Jt that tend to call you could do you could do it. Virtually do you could. Yeah I wish there was something more you know tactile we could offer but I think what keeps thinking we can revisit. What'S UP DUDE? I'm studying computer science in college right now and the whole reason I got into it was because I love creating things. I like to believe that the only limit to what's possible in this field is once imagination however my classes lately have not been given me any opportunity to be creative and it's really leaking my stove tags. How do I check more creative activities? In my daily life to creative muscle the juicy pump. They deserved and the stimulus they need to grow. I like this guy's attitude a lot. It sounds like what you would say. I lost everybody a bit. He wants to be more creative but his classes in computer. Science aren't making him feel more creative so he wants to know how he can enjoy his field with more a creativity. Yeah just to keep his brain activated and keep him feeling good because he likes it within Computer Science. I think so. Yeah did I watch the social network and just you know look at the way even though Knob Just look at the way. They sort of a had their own fun with their computer skills. You know they're like oh. I know these things are going to create this social network whatever Maybe sort of look at you know. Read about the tech guys thing about how they use their creativity to sort of think outside the box that apply that to your own Work that's ultimately what you WANNA do. You WanNa create something that no one's ever thought up before you know introduce something entirely new to the marketplace. Maybe just devote yourself to that pursued a cell as bad ass and have it have your dome so when you when you when you said your mind you know it's like I want to create this new computer software. Whatever your subconscious will be working on that and then one day the idea is just gonNa pop in and then you've got to prom every artist. You Gotta learn the rules before you break them. I mean I don't know how long this guy said he was in this program for but it's like you know. Just come out just playing jazz. You Gotta learn you gotTa get trained and then you can start hitting note. You WanNa be hidden with crew in your vitamin so. Maybe the creativity will come. Maybe you're maybe you gotta you know a very active minor. You're smart doing a little slow for you but I don't know I. I don't know where he is in the basics with. Sometimes you know you'd probably feel out of it but master those fundamentals. Dude you know yeah. Become Tim Duncan before you can become you know Madonna Kobe. Introduce some weirdness into your life to like You seem like you're really smart guy so I'm sure it's easy to get a lot of validation in a lot of Things could happen. Maybe like Try some clubs and stuff that are at the edge of your interest. You know what I mean like do a clothing design class. You know do something weird and maybe that'll create new vocabulary for you and no new lessons. New ways of thinking about things that will actually applied to To computer science. I'm thinking about range that book we read by David Epstein in like it's weird how like the more outside the box subjects. You can invest yourself in the more you'll get ideas for the things you really care about. Maybe read the next book read is Moore's Memoir say you know? I don't know what's what that's going to be about. But it'll be interesting to see the world through Demi Moore and maybe by beers you have something to talk to chicks. Yeah that's part of it but also I think I wanna I'm a guy and it'll be it'll be nice to know but that is a good conversation starter. But Hey I just I just read Demi Moore's by our women being to that and if I walk a mile in her shoes all better understand Demi Moore would. It feels like to be a-list actress who is fun to read about the anymore versatile after that excited for the chapter on. Strip tease yeah. That'd be compelling it's gotTa be Acting Yeah. I'm curious what our thoughts are on that. I think she was the highest paid actress for that movie at the time like in history. Yeah did yeah. Jane do such a good movie career. I've never seen a wild thing. Feels SORRY FOR ITSELF. Heard will drop frozen and dead off wire bile without ever uttering award of complaint something like that. But I think the best of Charlie's angels two full throttle. Yeah it is moving her desert eagles. Yep Good do ads movie and he said all he did yeah he said all he was doing the AB Roller Really Fuck Yadda here Justin thorough. Those knows work but they don't work that well. Did you watch that movie? And you're like that Dude wrote traffic's under ads are made in the kitchen too. He probably was on a good diet. True true that's a far. That could be a quote of the week dude. Apps are made in the kitchen do love. I think that's an arnold saying by the way WHO's been stomach. Have you guys been watching his instagram? IT'S A. It's an incredible crushing every every every year twice a year. A clean my boots and it's just like brushing his cowboy boots Tom. Smoking those Stogie having Jacuzzi and you know. Social Distance Arnold is the best. He's like he's on message in the weirdest ways possible. It's pretty cool like every time you look at them. You like. You're shocked at the things that are happening in the frame to little horses that earliest feeding. That's unbelievable yeah. It's just impossible to predict but it makes perfect sense somehow for him. Yeah these a student I let last question. What legends you guys you. The best have helped me through the darkest time in my life. And I trust the. You'll be able to help me with my dilemma. I'm college in my third year stuck at home for the rest of the semester and summer militia at home When I P and I get a little dribble down my pants every time at school are shared bathroom with a bunch of other bro. So I try not to sit method acting as a Nola gay about to drop a new. What is the reference to the a bomb atomic bomb and I don't know if that was NAGAS. Dock Your Hero. Shema maybe both not sure which planet here she goes. You guys are legends. I haven't seen questions do either guys strider said to pete or I would ask Joe but already knows hogs emerging the water every time. He sits my second question is how do I get the lead? I try to push it all out but looking guy splurged every time. Thanks Boys I love you. Both again do well. You Know Me. My one bedroom came up with this fire idea I was like. Can you know not You know maybe waker upper. She's sleeping do she's taking meetings and stuff all the time so I just thought it was a nice considered thing and honestly do they. Also a nighttime. I can do with the lights off and not worry about splashing anything I mean dude. I wouldn't get caught up in your dome about or judging you all European. And maybe they'll laugh about second on. I'd get more word about the hygiene since you said it's a Frat House and I'm sure those guys aren't listening to see but Do you dog. Don't want anyone judge you the way that seen as little as possible. Oh yeah that's my only concern frat house but outside I I would be like I think you just gotta own it. You gotTa rose I sit to P and then and then they start making fun of you about it. Just wear it and be like yeah. I'm the guy who sits down. And then when you go home at a club guy who rips it up on the dance floor any node does the worm and then and then you get up in. One of their faith gentle. Like and I'm also the guy who sits down to P and just nailed that worm at this club and then it's like you're not going to be defined by if you if you're afraid of it it has more potential to define you than if you just own it and then it's just another component of Yeta. This guy sounds like a trendsetter to me. I mean he's going to be the guy who starts to sit down when he p movement wherever he's going to school pretty soon seventy five percent of the dudes are going to be doing that because you started. I wanted to be copycats. Yeah I WANNA sit down to Pena because of this guy. I'm your standard P again. I'M GONNA try right after this. I'm going to sit on top as we're both. GonNa Sit Down To pee in the same bowl at the same time. Yup I'm GonNa get completely naked. Terminator one style. Put my arm up like this on the Gargoyles the toilet and pee into it like that dude do you remember? Do you remember our jags. Buddies to get naked. And then do the terminator coming out of time travel thing. It was unreal. He looked so Jackson. Look so good doing it did. It was like it every time it would get that ink. I honestly thought he just came from the future. I was like I didn't even know he was here. Right now are awake. I can so so. That's so bad ass. I guess this is a really good question. So let's let's do one more roque. What pieces of advice one to advice for you? Don't forget to jail when you're done and switch to darker pants. Smart Aaron based throwing strikes Jodi needed booster seat when he dropped a deuce. Yeah no I just I like my balls in the water a little bit. You see me waving my mom to get out of the rooms. I Dunno cookie kit. The Cat said business as deemed by the government. Please LERS COUNCIL. I come to you legends with a question. We hear about a lot in the pod. I always thought it could never happen to me until it did. Basically I've been talking with the sweet lady. Ever since quarantine started lengthy texts Kambas returned into three hour. Facetime calls the best. We've been talking for so long and I really like this girl. She's funny smart. Sweet Artistic Beautiful. The list goes on very recently. We had our first real life date where we parked cars in front of a pawn. And just talk to our windows at a reasonable distance. She laughs at my jokes and tells me I'm cute. We're both very open about how much we like each other. Do this guys the man. Here's the problem. This is in bold. She keeps talking about her friend. Jack Now I am normally not the jealous type. At first at first the Sky Jack sounded cool. If he's anything like this girl. I'm sure we could become fast friends but my beef with Jack has recently escalated first off jackets. One hundred percent straight confirming any paranoia may have had about. This girl tells me about times. He slept over. Her House. Often begins anecdotes with the words. That's just like the one time I was with my friend Jack. Kicker here dudes is that she's got in the habit of saying I don't remember if you're Jack told me this and ensure another short story about Jack and my and my head here seeing. I tried to kiss my best friend. Tick toxic makes me think this guy shoot I lost. Jt Juneau's here Erin. Audio's back Yeah Okay. You got me. Am I in my head here? Seen those tried to kiss my best friend. Take Me. Think this guy's going to try and pull a move on her and I think deep down I'd be okay if they ended up together. It's such a storybook romance and at the end of the day. I just want her to be happy. All that being said it'd be really cool. She talked about me. She talks about Jack in due time. Hopefully should I tell her that bothers me or respectively. Keep my mouth shut. Thank you and stay safe and healthy. Did ALYSSA are? There are the interrelationship. No they're like a better relationship Out Wait till you're in a relationship till you say anything about that because you don't want you know if you yeah I mean it's clearly Until you fully exclusive and you're like inner relationships and she's still doing it then say something but at this point here in your in the courting phase. Just be cool you know. Keep doing what. You're doing those romantic talks. Drive up to ponds and other bodies of water in you know Just keep doing that and just stay strong but I I totally get where is coming from with the Joseph It's tough his. His his fears are totally valid. But if he speaks on them now it will only throw her off and undermine whatever potential they have either so I think you just have to act like nothing in the world bothers you. 'cause you're who'll and confidence and then once you guys have said. I love you to each other and you're like verbally entrenched as a couple. Then go babe. I know. It sounds ridiculous but when we started off I was crazy jealous about Jack Jack near like I knows nuts right but you can't ever revealed out until you guys are like until you're certain that you guys are solid in that. She's she's with you. Yeah yeah that's great advice and you know what I gotTa beat Jack. You gotta be Jackass Miller would it be? Jackson is did not mention Jack ever. That's what I'm talking about. Jack doesn't exist because right now my dog. I was worried listening to this. You sound like you know. Obviously we love disco. You're talking about but there are some girls and guys correct me if I'm wrong. It got this like Beta male orbit going around him there's like three or four dudes are just the planet just while while the dude. Everyone's concerned about another Jack. And then there's a steve and then he's probably one of the dudes that Jack's concerned about. And so you're like there's this orbit going around this planet of hotness right here and it's like dude you can't be one of these. Beta male orbiters gotta be the Alpha. You've got to be your home planet and you guys got to collide worlds and make it happen. And how do you do it? You fucking start. You start saying more direct stuff not derogatory but direct stuff. Like I love the way you look. Look terrific your beautiful man. I wanted date. You just come out and say I would like to date you not a girl like you you because just what you never even talk about Jack. Do the fuck is Jack. I Dunno Jack and then I'm just getting fired up. I'm like dude. Don't be one of these orbiting. Dude got to get in there. You gotta get into kitchen. You've had some real coupon dates. That's amazing yeah baby letter. No I did it. A really sweet girl who had blown three of our friends at the same time and we're still friends with all those guys and she told me the story. You know what I said. Hey that's cool and acted they bothered me buck knife and guess what they were never a problem. They were nice guys literally. I don't know if it's zoom feature but when you said that dude like a cigarette showed up in your mouth right there it looks so I I do like. I don't know if it was. I don't know if Aaron did that. Digitize debut school dude I make a cowboy hat. Did this guy who wrote the emails cool? You can tell all chessboard. He sees the whole chest but he goes. What gotTa do he gets? It got a lot in common with this guy. Yeah all right. Should we do you want to do? We have another attitude before we get into our beefs legends. Yeah fired off I'M GONNA go get one of those cookies and my mom real quick while you do. Yeah Dude I was like you gotta get that cookie. I was like I know a fucking guys. I'm interrupting this podcast. Let you know once again. We're brought to you by manscaping landscape. Thank you so much for keeping. Our TRIMs Cubed for looking after our hogs for making sure that are are looking fresh and clean because we are in the queue team guys. There's no denying when self-isolation this is giving you ample time to get creative with your don cuts. Dude you know. Drop something cool into Europeans. You know experiment. This is the time to experiment. Especially if you're not with your romantic partner right now really. WanNa you know when we get out of this thing. 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Always use the right tools barrier Johnson. Oh Yeah I like what you said about Ali Dude doing those dripping clocks on your but your dog piece. Oh yeah that'd be a human. Yeah I house three chocolate chip cookies. Oh my God look at these fricken legs Dude Dude Dude. So White Creamy yeah. Here's the thing to Joe. Just show me Joe. Do these face times where we talked to a few different friends on the phone and Joe has been telling me that? I can't do it shirtless anymore. He sees me shirtless on their pails. Or if I'm and I don't agree with that lifestyle. Just short tiny dancers their facetime in his underwear like that with no shirt on. Get a package dude. Jt Plano. That's Kinda like Calvin Klein out over there. Dude Bainbridge's how much it bothers Joe. We call him. He's like if you take your pants off. I'm getting off the phone. So he's dropped trial after he says that you love it. You love them naked at home. Now it's true I should say I'm at work right now. All right I'm sorry. Essential harass even. Think about it my bad dude. I'm sorry I should've asked you before idea. Sorry to Chad. Who is your beef of the week? For the week as the arch. My right foot. I've been running outside. You know trying to get my workout in China. You know go for walks up and doing some sprints here and there and you know now my fee have taken a beating in a Cabrera like I can't take days off because my the bright side of my foot is killing the arch and it's annoying because I can't go to the gym and just like hit like a you know has salt biker. Something like I can't jump rope because it hurts to jump so you know my foot's really you know crap out on me at the wrong time so my Yoga with Adrian Just trying to get that flexibility out trying to give my body. The carrot needs but Right now I just want to say big fuck you to my foot Yeah I'll take some tylenol. It'll be all good but for right now for sure. Legend strider with beef elite. You might be for the week. Is this just a came in yesterday? And it's lovely but I'm still have a beef with it and it's one of my most adult beefs of all time Do To frigging bird nesting my air conditioning unit and my bedroom like we have a window mounted unit you know and so the bird is building a nest in there dude in its metal so like. I can hear his little tiny talons in. There did inlet you. That's lovely that's nature dude. It's creating a family. Did it spring bro? But honestly do you know what it is doing this very adult raising about to use it. It's a newest instant new frigging nuisance to SOM- like I'm thinking my Dome Goulette Call Animal Control. I'm calling an animal control do that. Something never done before my life. I'm calling animal control. I'm like do what I gotTa do here. You know it's lovely having dark thoughts. I'm thinking about just you know you remember that book the Ringer. They made us read in school. Where the kids got going like ring. Pigeons next pretty brutal. I'm I'm thinking about that. I don't WanNa kill these little birds. I want them to live and be happy but I want them to live like a park did not in my AC unit and talk directly to those birds. What would you say? Look you will do? Offer ends up first of all. It's not a derogatory term. That's a fired-up term just means you're little and I'd be like look. I love you guys. I love that you got a family. You got some little chicks going right there. Dude you got your Jeff and you guys got eggs. But you're building your home on my home dude unless yeah August charging. That's what I'm saying. Joe Must you can bring the Cheddar. Did or the ACORNS or whatever. You're munching on you. Got To take a hike and honestly let me do you favor head over to Pan Pacific Park. It's beautiful you can watch people play basketball countries. They closed it down so now they just colds a free stater really. Yeah okay. People have should too much though. It's got out of hand because people are bringing their dogs and they're taking him off the leash there like making it a frigging dog park. No one's out there to be vigilant Joe. Have you thought about saying anything to anyone? I was doing my sprints yesterday and his dogs chase me like like the frigging beast in the Sandlot or some shit. What are your sprints coming in at like four four four five? Yeah very fast. That's awesome the week yet your aerodynamic yeah your hair dynamic Aaron do you have a beef We're going along with what? Jones is talking about. People who do not microchip. They're dogs so a stray dog. A lost dog showed up at my door on Wednesday and We're we took it around the block to see who was coming out looking for. It had a harness on but no collar. And we're like well maybe it's micro-chipped and then we can figure out who owns it and we took it to a place to hospital not No nothing so we just had to hang onto the dog and couldn't really bad luckily because I posted on a bunch of stuff like next door in the ring. Luckily we did find the owner of the next day but it could. It could have been you know. We had this dog for like thirty days. Yeah and you silent you keep it or shelters aren't taking dogs right now could have been really bad. Luckily it worked out but it had had his dog bin microchips It would have been at an hour two hours. Yeah it's stressful. Because I already have a dog in. This dog was huge doc. Great Dane Stein Yes you might be for. The week is with lag on call of duty it just when you're playing call duty. You're so happy. And then when you get lag you just want to persevere through it and hope that it will get better but it doesn't get better in maintains for the remainder of the match to then you start to your skills to because you're like. Hey I'm Ed shutting guys who I got dead to rights and he started to think maybe it's an issue with your trigger pulling your your your hand eye coordination but it's not it's just lag and I don't understand it at all. I think all Internet should I am in Boston. And it's just really disappointing when I wanna just knock heads off and have a solid Katie ratio and it gets undermined because technology. Because I know my ability is is more than what I'm showing an and people don't believe you when you complain about lack it feels like a part of an excuse that you're making but it's real and to all you people out there who have lagged who don't have great Internet. I feel for you. We will rise one day together and we will blow peoples domes off and call unity with the expert precision that we have that. But we just haven't been able to display because of our MOMS Wifi that's very heartfelt and very very very true in very righteous beef chat. Who's your baby? The week the week is staff there. Sanjay Gupta's constant look of concern. Ni- yeah 'cause I am the oddest Sometimes I feel like you look at the numbers of California and like you know. It's been a while sometimes. I feel the poll that poll of like I don't. I don't need to wash hands all the time like you know. I don't need to aid anything that makes me less cautious. And then I turn on the news and I see Sanjay Gupta looking so God damn concerned unlike Nah. Nah This isn't about me. This is about other people you know said that. Wash those hands at put that face vast gone hunker down in my place So schwer gives shadow to Sanjay Gupta. Thank you for your constant concern. reminds me of the seriousness of the situation and keeps me in check. So that's a fire one. Love the strider. Who's your baby? The week do my God be my gfd. Since we've been on quarantine did she was frigging taking a conference call on our kitchen area. Did and I was just doing some dishes. Dude and I saw her using three different devices of media brochures on zoom. Call right here talking to some dude named Tom then cleric Al-Zour talking about somebody in about an email. That's on her. Frigging TABLET DUDE. That she hasn't been looped in on yet and she went ahead and problem solve. Everyone's issues immediately stepped up. Got It done. She's like oh. She goes on and on Lipton on that earlier. But you know what I see it here. Give me a few minutes all sorted out and I'll I'll send you an email on all including attachments sites that you need and dial is washing our French press and I was like what Dude frickin legendary Broadway just got to witness that so sick being bossed. That's awesome that's awesome able to handle business. Joe Leisure Babe of the week I I you skip me on beef you on my beef and Babe. Skip your beep. Yeah to get up at the eve save you hit both love so sorry the The beef might be of the week is myself Because I got really lonely. The other night downloaded bumble again and I don't want any part of bumble. I don't like it and I'm disappointed that joined again. Women asking you questions like you know if you had to give up one thing Oral sex or cheese. Which one would you pick like? What is that you know? Which one would you pick. I duNNo. I don't WanNa frigging answer. That obviously not cheese. I'm not going to give up pizza crazy. You're going to have your oral say Speaker Truth intriguing question. I'm pretty fired up that question. I agree with you. I'd keep cheese. I think I've never been a huge fan of relieving oral sex prefer giving it to receiving it but I like the idea of it. Yeah someone liking me so much that they do that but the feeling of it is is not quite what I thought it would be when I was a young person who had not received it yet but was desperate for it thought about it constantly. Cheese cheese phonology. She's lives up to the billing every time right nurse. So many varieties chatter peppers Swiss. Brie Brie Larson go grey hair yet. Go is goat. The goat cheese NA NA Camembert camembert eleven is Canada crawl along who harsh Rela Armenian angry at the holy grail of cheese tied to put turtles judge? Put some Provo alone on there. Election up Cheddar straight chartres. Ooh That's nice. Yeah jeter that cut through the noise Joe. Who's your babe? Babe is John Vinnie's restaurant. Ooh Over here neighborhood during our regular. It's very hard to get that food. Is You need to make a reservation. They're like three months in advance but during quarantine they're doing obviously takeout service so called over there. Yesterday I got myself a great Easter dinner. Nice Dude Yeah Kozara. They need the business so great to support the local restaurant that tests phenomenal Italian food. Yeah it was. It was just a great meal. Would you guys Vinnie's? I love to hear what you get I had some chicken Parmesan I had pasta. Forget the pomodoro sauce in a container of a meat balls. That comes with garlic bread. Yeah their meat. Balls or world-famous good order there. It's a great spot. Yeah and I'm glad to see it's a alive and Kickin in these difficult times. Yeah Yeah you know what that makes me want to switch my baby week. I think my baby the week is to the a the countries and sectors that that you know we're getting hammered during all this you know. I heard the The economist Tyler. Cowen who I really think is a smart anchor. Good prognosticating saying that. He doesn't think the cruise business is GonNa Bounce back and that just might be like a bygone kind of treat of our era that that won't really resuscitate so to all you future earthlings for listening to this podcast cruise ships in crap dude. They were these large floating monstrosities that had like pools and some of them had rock. Climbing gyms all and they had arcades golden was like there was like always other kids your age on a hook up with the chicks hooking up with dudes like five years older than you so is kind of at a reach in this way that was very aspirational and then a your parents would gamble. Because they're allowed to gamble on the High Seas International Law. What is that called when you're out in the ocean and there's marital maritime yet right or international waters rather as you've been on a few cruises there? I've only been on one of Costa Mexica in for the Millennium. My parents Which one is it? Costa Roman it wasn't as bad as like carnival or or Disney or or one of the JOT. Actually I see to his greater knowledge on cruises. Does it right it bums me Atman. I love cruises. You know. Now you've got guys like Bill. Maher coming out like Joe. Obviously I'm like Suck Adong Bill. Maher Star. Yeah but like yeah. Do I mean like you know yeah? It's a floating Petri dish. But you know what I put myself on that boat because I wanted to have fun and you know people know. Rousseau is look nice rider no the year after High School. I went on an Alaskan cruise. There was this kid on there who was too old to be naked the whole time too he was like. I don't know how old it is like your your what your three chill was. Tan Dude Blake everywhere. Dude he I think he just put a bow tie on for a formal dinner Dude Naked. The whole way to dinner unbelievable prime members being on the cruise. Like this like this is insane. Where's this kid's parents do? It's crazy to think if her Shitsu done. Where do they go? What do we do with those boats? Dude Credence Dude Tech Guy. That's pretty cool dude. There's tons of instagram pages. That are like abandoned abandoned by their. Is Your Tech thing right? There Bro. Abandoned cruise ships. Just Take Edgy pitchers of it. Do Little Soundtrack. As a matter of fact twin or something. Yeah that'd be that's an interesting question. What would they do with all the bullets did? There's a place in the area where it's just all old World War Two ships do. They're all they're all just stocked San Francisco Green. Mary on Alexander was at a World War. Two boat was Admiral Bruiser. Yeah but it was commissioned armour to. Yeah Oh interesting. Yeah Hey you know what actually wanted I think now is the time has ever to chat do you. WanNa Intro strider making introduction for his big announcement on ATC. Oh yeah study down with that. Yeah let's do it Jackson or cut this as a clip and put this on going deep page two and we could see we still have to record some get some recordings in but I think we're going to schedule some stuff so yeah might as well Attention STOKER'S MEMBERS OF STOKE NATION J? T. and I are very proud to present this announcement from strider strategy. I'll let you do your thing. Thank you my dogs dude. Yeah I'm fired up to be a Christian into solo know without my dogs but my dogs are always in my heart and the indulging me guesting on my very own hosted podcast entitled history as Dank Dude. GonNa to be sick. What's it about this is about? You know what I mean. Whatever historian does and historian enthusiast? You know we look at our past dude and you gotta ask. Why do these things happen? You know what led to these things in what was chiller until about certain events like dude. What would it be a Bro? Up Bunker Hill with his frigging jeff across the bay having to protect it from the British dude or like You know like dude. What like honestly even some personal history stuff like do you like history of batting ninth. Did something I always didn't literally grown up. And like who are some chillers batted Ninth Lake new? You know what I mean. It sounds so the shelby like you with your strategy breaking down in different historical and each episode every episode is going to be high and tight. You know twenty five minutes dude get you to work do you get your dumb spin and it's GonNa be me just thick and a historical topic like You know I go on about like let's see again. Maybe even just a history of like this Dank Dog Togo that I'm fired up to talk about in the whole episodes can talk about this. Dank Dog Togo doing what he did on a sled and I'm just GonNa go do a nice little visit with that dude and it can be sick and then you know maybe even some questions because guys historical historical questions or some six stuff that you'd like to hear about I'd be fired up to research and You know share my share my thoughts on it. It's all about just spreading knowledge in Stoke. I'm fired out this podcast. It's going to be amazing. I can't think of anyone better to deliver. Historical facts and dog strider a perfect for Grey Works Drier. And we also have you on there talking about the history of the cubs dude. Yeah I'm smart. I know a lot of stuff you do. I'd love to be you know history of a bat nine but you've got a nine inch Dong. I don't WanNa undersell you though I was GonNa say nine is but I don't WanNa undersell you so I can't think of a better to have on the sticks than Aaron is the engineer. Because he's got a pretty deep historical knowledge as well. Yeah do you truly do so? It'll be a quite a luxury. It'll be a luxury when I'm going down the wrong path on my research and earns like actually do not be. That was a hero. Shema do that. You're talking about him. But I'M GONNA need that. That's going to be awesome man so pumped to listen to it. I know initially wrote a lot. Yeah I'm so glad. Yes stay tuned for that in download. History is Dank coming to you in the next month or so so yeah thank you. Yeah all right Chad. Who is your legend of the week? GotTa Babe area from all over the map. My bed no problem so my babe of the week is in that loss dog that we found end up being odin which. I didn't I didn't think about. Yeah we were trying to get like a million names. I've thrown names outlets right own. Was Not one of them but he was a big sweet guy. I want you to the big doll. Yeah just an absolute sweetheart. Thankfully these kind of kind of bright but yet is just a giant strong's all get out fast like like blowing by. Joe In the sprints flights but Swedes can be like just a bit of a bumper. Hudson was not taken too kindly to being humped nor was I when he tried and wrestling like enemy fighter but I got him off me and happy that he's back with his owner just around the corner suite. Go is Chat Hoosier. Legend of the week alleged. The week is Steve. Martin as mentioned early on Steve Martin Marathon. I took his master class and I had been crushing. Steve Martin Movies jerk though finger Planes trains automobiles. I'm GONNA diamond is subordinate. You mentioned. Roxanne. What was the other one? La La story stories were plaid. That's weird yeah her and stoker's chick is Johnny Carson appearances on the you know like seventy times or something but I mean they're all hilarious and he's just a beast. I read his book born standing up Probably like six years ago he's always been inspiration to May an will factoid. This was a rumor when I was in like Maoz thirteen but by mom almost went on a date with him. Whoa that's their way. That fires me up but Yeah he's always been inspiration to me. is childlike sensibility. is use of irony all that kind of stuff that the character he adopted was always just. I like to stop comedy because there was like kind comedy. No the joke was always on him. And I thought that was a really smart in fund way to to approach it. So shot Steve Martin Legend. Hope to meet you one day and Oh and he's a beast at the Banjo to he's I think he's a grammy winning edition more dude at the Steve Martin Story. That's quick do you want to hear it? Yeah Yeah I gotTa Meet Them. Valeting at the hotel which was frigging sick and has very brief as most valley. Interactions are like super busy during award season Any season and this car pulls up and sometimes we gotTA GET LIKE. Is it still busy? Can Away of the car and the car is not moving and like waving waving away on finding. I got a little impatient. I'll go out there and I'm like go right to the wind all next year. Can You And I literally looking at Steve Martin. He's like like Super Nice. Yeah I was like oh I just need you to He's like I'm here to pick up more. Michael's Oh yeah that's amazing. Yeah and like I gave them my super nice spot. Obviously yeah that was the entire interaction but he was very pleasant even when I approached him with unpleasant energy. Yeah Dude imagine being a fly in that car ride in the back seat as watching that they did a big. I don't forget what it's called but Like something may just be called like. I don't remember what's called but anyway or Michaels. Dan Interviewed in it. And he's like an. Steve came in with a sketch idea and of course he was already better than us. All at it immediately talking about how you like. Was this old pro. You know beginning beast. Yeah he's incredible a jerk. Was I saw that as a kid I didn't? I may have I thought was funny then but I didn't. I don't think I really undersell the jokes Watching it was just I mean. That movie holds up Yes stoker's if you ever feeling down in the Coubertin Watch Steve Martin Johnny Carson Appearances Fire Yup us brighten your day man. Joe Who's Your Legend League Ledger? The week is the Peleton company during his You Know I. I usually go through cycle house but I haven't able to do that. But they The workouts in there have been just kicking my ass and they're credible they're good. Yeah I mean that's awesome. Yeah the instructors are topped. They're not messing around you You know they're kicking it. I mean when I'm done. My assured is clearly so it's It's incredible love is usually. I would go hiking and stuff and running outside generally WanNa do that these days but the Peleton is really come through for me so it's great to have nice hanging you for getting to be a Peleton instructor do you also have to be a DJ or is that just optional. Play their original tracks. Dude Yeah Great. They're great they're the best they bring energy and stuff. Yeah Cool strider. Who's your legend of the week? Did my lead into the week is also a product you look at us through the endorsements over here my new ring doorbell. Do I got a ring? Also Nice because like I mentioned last time my psycho neighbor Agnosio. Did he thinks I'm trying to drill into his walls. Which was very alarming needed. Now let's go crazy. Had obviously on math. He's doing drugs that paranoia. It do percents so I got a ring doorbell at the Cam just for extra peace of mind but also boosted stoke around the house. Because you know I'll go out to check the mail or with my jeff goes out to check the mail or like you know her safe. Walk around the block would all look back at the campus. I note records. We get the motion on our APP. And I'll just do a little wanted to use a little muscle. Smooch dude right there. She'll see a dude just boosting each other stove with a new medium. You know so. Yeah Aaron who's your legend by Legend? The League is a Michael Shannon. The actor the greatest his. I think I watched my For the first time do imagine kind of movie. And he's just a small partner because I guess he was filming Mankowski Olympic time whereas playing generals odd. But he's just the funniest dude if you just look at his delivery of lines is it's incredible he said. I've got the quotes up here because I think what might be my quote but he's I think he's just saying like I'm your uncle but I'm kind of parent or something like that. I don't know if that's Allah. I today ringing a bell. But he I remember him being hilarious in that. Yeah I mean He. He can go from hilarious and quirky to like menacing. You know like both in the shape of water But like have you guys seen Ellison Nixon but he plays Elvis Against Kevin Spacey Plays Nixon which is wrong for all sorts of reasons. But he's so funny though. This is the funniest person to ever play. All this is ridiculous. It's just awesome dude. Yeah Shannon's a beast. What's that Tom Ford movie? That he's in simple man. No no American are What was it the nocturnal animals? Yeah he's great in that dude. Yeah guys got his face like Oak. Yeah he's great and everything he's Great. If you hear more podcasts. He's so dried so funny. He just thinks acting is ridiculous and he doesn't care like he just he just doesn't carry lives in New York. He's like I don't care about anything we so good at it. He's so good now. Watch I watch this thing? I need to Ryan Johnson was breaking down scene from knives out any said. Michael Chan was by far the funniest guy on set. I mean he I think he says like he didn't even see it coming but it just like completely taken by surprise. Yemi to me. That's how I feel about like the little party had much. She's like. Yeah he's so funny. He's the what he delivers lines. You don't move your Dan Groundhog Day. Yup Kit in that. Yeah he gives wrestlemania tickets exactly. That's all and he's got a good little switcheroo and that seems like stoked on it and his girlfriend says something so he's doing comedy from the from the beginning. Did my legend in the week is Pacey from Dawson's creek played by Joshua Jackson A slacker with a good heart who wins lady at the end of the day and fills his potential and then also can throw down. Here's a couple of fight scenes in it that have pretty solid choreography where he just puts the other guy down. And then the thing I love about screening. I think it really inspired me to try and talk fancy speaking in a snappy. Wbz style dialogues. Because I like the. They're they're like sixteen year old kids but they're all beautiful and they just talk so elegantly like Joey played by Katie. Holmes will be like Pacey. How dare you fill people with religious inspiration? Who are bereft of any kind of spiritual capacity like. Oh Yeah just how sixteen-year-old sex and then the slack? I'm sorry Joey in my quest to fulfil by endless endless parade of mistakes was something worthy of joy and beauty. Happen to cascade against your family. You're like yeah that's how dumb ass even the dumb ass. The show has like a great philosophy on. Why is the masks? And I just think it's like a beautiful way to look at the world where everyone's articulate. Everyone can string together poetic and then and then even like the dumbest. Bro Is kind of a a really sophisticated dude. So pasties plus Dawson was always such like a like a wet noodle and like neurotic can likes always trying to make everything perfect and just kind of stealing the fun from things in pasty was just kind of like a cool dude when with the flow and was loyal and could throw down. So Yeah pasties Chad do you have a quarter of the week? Yeah from a Steve Martin. Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. What is it again? Talking about? Music is like dancing about architecture. Okay I don't know it's just sentenced to me. It is a cool sentence. Yeah Yeah what's your quote of the week? My core of the week is Where the fucking females of its From Steve Stiffler in American Pie two kind of theme of the quarantine. I've been by myself and I really Miss Women Alive and be nice to see a woman so you had a lady over last night though right. Yeah but not for long wool guys get intimate Oregon Q. Team Yeah No. We've Kinda been came in each other company here on the block with a tight. Knit group here and So we'll do street corner meetings yesterday. We she came in but most of the time. We're just hanging out outside. I'm fired up. I'm about to walk this frigging web series after the Q. Team do you kidding me? I'm love and what I'm hearing over here. I like to strider. What's your mic quote of the week is bought is from Baas? Lerman's Sunscreen Song. Remember that from ninety seven the fun greatest great song and the reason that I'm quoting it in con- contextual from the movie about time that I watch remember I was telling you I was GonNa Watch where sticks and I was like. I'm calm on ball. It's a father son movie dude. I'm at the end. I'm just sitting there and my girlfriend is you know. She's watching Jeff and she's she's she's feeling the emotions but if you do do you have called your data while or something like that. You're just watching the movie. Do my face all all watching this thing on a fucking three getting like three gs of emotion my face like all not going mach six all to describe in like dude. I'm just feeling it Bro. And IT'S UNREAL. And then they got that song from like That guy same cave the cave. Nick Cave Bro. How long will I love? You do? Not How long will I love you? I don't believe into my God into my mom's dutiful dude spiritual and you said it when I told you I was GonNa do great music and you're absolutely right But this isn't a musical part but it's quoting a song and one line I liked and I think can almost China I was. I was dating my wife. We wouldn't saw in the theaters and I was eyeball to the entire credits. Dude got one. Miss DAD IS SO BILL. Ninety Bill Nye. He's The dad right and he's such a great dad right. God Yes data fun Lovin. He's full of wisdom in and they do they do it right in that movie. Like their tuck their border lining up. They've got theories on life and stuff but you're washing your life. Young man like that theory but Bosley that quote one thing and he says this line is just a line from the song and it says don't worry about the future or worry but no that worrying is effective is trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. So Little Steve Steve Martin either. But it's just can't control these things you gotta right now are worried about Kobe. And all that and it's like do what we can do. Wash our hands and say we can't control it so that the wing it. There's another line I love from that salary. Says don't compare yourself to other people sometimes. You're ahead sometimes behind. But the race's long in the end only with yourself would yes. Yeah that all songs are just bangs with solid maximums into the the Medellin backer like just a quick little guitar and it hits like with the holiday. We Law strider. Did you get to ask Russell? Yeah we'll wait flam. Yeah he's deep in it. Did he could still be going right now. Not Know his frozen probably is going. He's GonNa come back at full trip will be soc- he's on a chopper. Given the traffic he looks happy. This is like at the end of a movie. They freeze frame him there. Oh No oh what up. I just went in my closet in went back in time. I switched my fist and just came back so I was GonNa Redo my quote. What were you saying about the medley from the song? Oh it's just that it's fire like it picks up at the right time and punctuates every quote. Yeah that's a good one Aaron. What's your week so this quote isn't as deep as the ones I've been thrown lately but it's it's from the movie mind it's from Michael Shannon's character to the main characters who is like a little kid. He's like fourteen. He thought he was dating this sixteen year. Old Girl She kinda like shrugs him off and so he walks into his buddies place and his goal is sitting there. And he's just says so you get your heart. Broke the walk round the shit. Look on your face get back in there and get your tip wet. You hear me perfect. Don't look around just kicked out there. She find the same thing. I tell all the smokers my my quotas from the show enlightened from the finale episode called. Burn it all and Laura dern has basically been working for this corporation that has been doing some shady shit and she out solve their to the La Times even they were going to promote her into a job where she could potentially change things but she just she can't change these places from within like it's kind of an us or them situation and then the CEO of the company confronts her and she's a little bit hippy. Dippy annoying and I feel like that about myself. Sometimes like I just had like these nebulous ideas that we shall be compassionate. But I don't know if there's real substance behind him in this guy gives addressing down to those kind of people that I think is super effective. He says you know what we you know what you are because we read your file. We know your whole story okay. You're a mental patient. You feel but you don't think you cry about the planet weep for the ocean you bitch and you Moan you can't understand anything you are hysteric and if you had the power if the world was won by you there would be no abandoned which is named company. Yes in in fact there will be nothing. You think you change something here. You changed nothing. You will always be in the margin because all you have are these fuzzy headed idealistic notions. I don't fucking apply scene. Yeah it's good show. I recommend it to everybody although I kind of spoiled it. But what's it called enlightened with Laura Dern? It's written by Mike. Mike White Guy did school Iraq Checking Buck. And what's it on? Hbo Okay. It's good it's super funny. It's got a lot of like awkward humor in it. Were you like kind of cringing? Because the main character Always does the thing. Like you're like Oh. Please don't say that awkward thing and she's the kind of character that always does but it's got a lot of heart. I would definitely recommend it yet. And that guy's monologue. You gotTA listen to it. The way he pieces it together is beautiful. All right Chad you ever phrase of the week forgetting after it but save that cruise for another gate. Oh Dude How's fire? You're at the bottom of the video now. Do you want to go next? What's your presents? The my furs. The week is tea time and five and you might think that that means we're going to have a t the linguist breakfast between the magic. But not we've been tone ended up with our workout bits. Do we're going to do it so we'll be live. We time and five and then we get out there. We do workout together Time don't exactly Joe. Yeah I would say Okay I'd say avoid fear because fear will weaken your immune system smart Erin let's get the day vitamin D. I added Attleboro In this book by G Toll Cina Trick Trick Mirror. She talks about sweet green and she says I think about but the worse things get the more. A person is compelled to optimize. I think about this every time I do something that feels particularly efficient self interested like going to a Bar. Class are eating lunch at a fast casual chopped salad. Shane sweet green which feels like a place to eat which feels less like a place to eat and more like a refueling station. I like refueling station. Let's fit the refueling station. Yeah that's is that like looking at food as fuel you change your relationship to really like. I don't need in cake as my taste. Buds any fuel to satisfy my body. She ripped sweet green and new astle but a push but she wouldn't rip it a new asshole if it dank if it wasn't effective being dank it wouldn't be worthy of getting its asshole. Ripped she wouldn't kick sweet green while it's down. Yeah exactly. She's got knocked. 'cause it's top dog. Yeah they're buffalo sauces Primo Bro movie grains dude she she into the entire notion of a personalized salad. That's made for you. Which is like I mean. That's like basically knocking on my door telling me I'm an asshole because like you guys see me ordered shops. You drill it a shock and it's great and like the like the Salads. Sounds like she's a little mixed up but you know she's making me think she's making me. She's making me double down and re fortify my love of chopped up salads. Yeah she's you know where you stand in having to stand firmly. So you've got an anchor for that Gordon her for that do all right dudes. What a of air do you ever week forgetting after we leave it to you to put those Tory? Yeah you did you get knotted. That's it the rest of the night on cod. Let's get on the box down to get some cotton. Yeah let's do it get on the box. Yeah I need to make sense. I need to go to the grocery store. A bunch of raisins again. Make yourself a nice ants on the log. Dude get a banana last that puppy in some peanut butter and drizzle some frigging raisins on the. I'm just missing the banana. Utterly eight throughout my food. Because I haven't I didn't like the grocery store but guy did tomorrow during the we know peanut butter raisins Put raisins in the peanut butter. Smart in a spoon dude. Thanks Bras are Bros. Guys you guys later got thanks. There needed skies alien. On what do Sean.

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"Yeah That man. I am C. Three Po human sidewalk relations. Hi. Mammoth tapping from. One at Atlantic. Sanctuary you're listening to Sifi talk with Tony Collado enjoy. Stefan Frank has created an interesting graphic novel series called silver looking at the calendar. It said thirty years after Professor Van Helsing Tangle With Count Dracula. There's a hunt for the counts treasure by Van helsing descendant Roslin who was also a vampire hunter by the way and a fortune hunting conman. Working. Together. But for their own agendas, here is my conversation which Stefan Frank What what you to Dracula's treasure. So, two things really I mean like I'm GonNa. Say three things. I always loved vampire stories and always was obsessed with a drug dealers lower third was just a just incredible and the West pretty funny when I started writing silver originally, it was not even Dracula but it's it was such. All the characters had such during early else to drive you know to the that started like you. I'm. It's debt world. You don't mean like it occurred to me at some point is like that's that's the world. I'm in right so I just embraced it. So the love for for that lower on that story. But also of my love, for conman, stories. Yeah. You know what I was. Groping France and the I was a kid. Of course, our sin lupone the French Mister C's from the old era. And and so I love. Lou Pa and I love the The American cog manure from disdain to immigration and all that stuff. And I thought it was a great tragic figure in there and all the also fails that. Ended, the also it Didn't occur to me at the onset, but very quickly, I discovered that conman and the vampires are very related creatures that they live by nights their predatory nature of they don't engage in your life in the same way that most people do emotionally speaking. So in fact, you know when people talk about man like in real life, you know people who've been con-. Very often you know here like parking buyers united. Right. So you have these people who are in a way figuratively Solis, and then you know the true living dead that I'm playing as completely solis right and so you call I, the two and the results are very interesting very challenging the characters both red sounds great. It's going to be a four volume set so I guess when you Plotted this out to do outlined this also that you kind of knew what you were going. But as I always ask writers but the always leave a little. A little space even though it's a graphic novel going to detour little. Bit. Yes. Oh you know. Absolutely. So coming from the film side, which you know I mean I mean originally coming from coming to always like to remind people the head my parents had a bookstore. So I could not becoming more from cummings than I am but also shown with any mission very early on and my career I went to school for to make your ear has been mostly in a nation entail Sylmar, right but So but because of that career, a most of my experience writing. is in film script form right so that's high road silver as a as a as fool scripts. was. Twenty pages long and the thing when I, you know when you write a film script basically. It works insurance of ten pages. You like in the movie ten minutes every ten minutes it's a big sequences I could big movement in the in the in the film. So I, feel like there was a really natural series of breaks in the. In the script that Every. Ten pages of the film scraped would turn into like a single issue surmise English shoes are longer than most people they go. They go from thirty pages to Early, you know low forty, you know like the final twelve, sixty pages so dairy but basically in terms of the movement of the story it, you know it broke into those twelve parts that became the twelfth chapters. So yes, I do have the whole thing Rayton even when you're shooting movie, you know it's it never happens at well, we have this now. Do exactly what it says say the words then we're good to go. Right it's like as the actor stick hold of the characters or the animators or the story is anybody who's adding layers of performance over the writing, you find you get deeper into the truth of those moments in this does carrier. So there's always a discovery process that takes place that evolve in eater rates over the story. So. That the thing beaks at the end I mean the audience is not there to re describe their there to either read a book or see a film right so just because it's been written. Doesn't mean that all creativity been the accounted for down. You're just a you're just waiting it right? No, it's it's a process that keeps maturing and the re. Prosecuting discovery, but it's true joy. The the thing reveals itself to the point where hope free deeks at the end of the process and so. Yeah I mean a drawing the book I mean it was a combination of. The magic of seeing seems like free relies now in the Finnish. Comic. Images come to life that. I had as concept that obstructions when was reading scripts so that that's always wonderful. But also by the time you reach the second half of the script and you realize that. Hey. This character has I know more about this character now that he did what I wrote the thing in the first place. So line of that I'm evolving as drawing you done regarding it. So it's it's a process. Yeah. Cool. As far as the main character, this is cool because it takes place after thirty years after the the great professor Van. HELSING AFTER VISITING DRACULA'S CASTLE and now he has a descendant of vampire hunter. Rosalyn. Is actually his descendant. How does she kind of fit into the legacy of the pen housing family? The silver starts, for Finns point of view right and so we're into abrupt stoker's we're in its original years university it's inspired by the novel and so it. So it's not like Dracula's a household name that you know you go get a drug dog cussing or anything like that regular in the world where does a real person and no one knows about him, right so Finn. Doesn't. Know anything about. By buyers. He doesn't say there's such a thing exists i. And the way I think of it is he is like a regular person would be in the real world would have been in the real world before Brim Stoker truly made. Vampires. Culture right right. Be before that. It was just like you know legends and you know and. A. Your full details and stop, right. Maybe equivalent to this urban legends. So that's you know. So when somebody would say vampire to you, you know depending when you were, you were a superstitious or not you either chuckle or kind of like you don't say that. but it stood pucklechurch thing right. So especially, the named Dracula's NOPE. No, you know being a con man he's the kind of person who Feels like he's in on the joke he knows how things work, and so it's really fun like when you live the bail. Oh my God, there's this whole layer of. You know if another joke played on the world that he's not a on on the so you know Wendy decides to this adventure of course, is going to eat someone who is on the inside through Jonathan Harker of Journal. That he finds his chapter he's able to try a Rosalyn, and so that's when we find in the second chapter and so. Roseland is she's a great character. The way we're playing the. Housing Story is so I agree expanded on what we learned from the Stoker Noble and to me it's it's a family business it's. A secret tradition but is really a tradition or is it a curse? You know what I mean? So she's this character who's the last of the hill sayings And who blames herself for things that have happened a earlier and actually get to seal this stuff in the Prequel illustrated mobile arkell Rosalyn where you know which is played as her childhood diaries is very compelling. We can get back into that later she's very conflicted character aware who's obviously very good at doing what she does, but she has this almost self punishing attitude and there's this broken this about her but also wicked sense of humor, which is her coping mechanism which you will and you know she's been spending all too much of her life lurking at nineteen. In graveyards making sure that the dead stay dead right and she's a little bit disconnected from the living. So she makes her very interesting character and especially when she encounters fin because she's ready coming from King. Highly. From very high moral. You know the moral high ground if you will and he's coming probably yeah. Thief I wanNA steal their stuff right and so they can. There's a convergence of interest in in their buds of you know of course, they're coming from they're both broken. They're both somehow disconnected from any sort of attachments to the rest of the living and so as soon as they meet, you know it's like it connects with degrades, screwball comedies of thanks. Man or you know you know things of that era, you know buddies written with a modern sensibility. Sparks fly as soon as they go. So yet the Finney referring to is finicky and who is. Who is like the leader of the group and? Obviously. Wants to pull off this huge heist. So basically can pretty much set himself up for the rest of his life. So it sounds really cool. You know what the irony is of course that vampires are allergic to silver's. Tracked you last. Silver. It's something you would never think that I do like that twist. It's really neat. So this is your company Dark Planet Comics and you're actually also on kickstarter to fund this as well. Talk about that part of the project. Yeah so You know every. So every volume that we do. By. So when the book is either completed or almost completed, we do a kickstarter campaign for it. And what that does is that it allows the existing fans who have been really like invested in. Being part of this process in read the act of CO creation of this thing, you know to help us bring into existence to come in early. So they get to the alder, the early and. I think most importantly like on the you. Soul level you know they're part of making this happen you know in the in media environment where there's very, very little space for real grassroots stories like this. You know. So so that's really exciting also. Feels like there's enough of an event or under skip stars so that we're able to concentrate alot of our press Communication. So we get those very heightened moments where a little refund stuff happens. We just launched the the the kickstarter for building. Before? We. So both for the concludes the story of the ffynnon Sledge Group trying to steal the dragon, which is treasure answer to fool story that you can. Even if you just read, that would have a full story satisfying and self self sufficient. But of course, the Silver Universe continues, of course, already has with Rosalyn and more story lines that are. Coming organically at of the the world that we are so of lifting the veil on and the thing that he's super cool with this. Is that. There's an opportunity to because people have been collecting these trades right and the shops conventions from kickstarter, and so we have this slid case done really excited about and then. Lecturer for trades and you basically targeted to this really cool box set. So I'm into beautiful things and I liked my stories July. Nicely House into something recall. So so that's for a kickstarter and. Also really fun is Silver something that I've been doing. The only writer in artist donate so far. And so. Of. Leading. Friends who are artist that I'm extremely in awe of you know people like the country Miyazawa you know you know I just love his work so. To me, it's like the best of the you know the best of any meets the best of comics. Show textural and he's characterists field area real and takes righteous. Love it end. Or Royal? Ganden. WHO'S said a great of Yuno. French coming of Bay. BUNDY'S IN A. Artist you know but he's also master animator. One of the best animators around he animated supervised the choreograph confides in. Movies and stuff is just any credible dude and so I've worked with these two guys. So they've given their take on the characters. You know silvers in black and white, but I love to color when I get a chance. So I painted their their images. So the collide with Bangladesh. Super. Fun. I got some really interesting results and then there's Mr Mayor Milton who's just a monster artists who does Show like the extent of the Collab- There is that he does it. You know my jaw hits the floor you know, and that's that's about his energies too. So you can older those through the star two. More on the. HUNT FOR DRACULA TREASURE IN JUST? A moment. Joseph Chief Executive, producer, and writer on Stargate St one strike. Atlanta's stargate universe presently writer on dark matter talking to you on top would appeals to me too is the audiobook version of Roslyn. And Limited edition stuff too I mean I love all that kind of stuff. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. So There's certain barrels in two seconds said. So roseline is. A. Concept that I've had for a long time because you know especially when you get volume three, there's a there's a fly you get you on your there's a flashback and disclosure and you you understand gist of what happened in her childhood that would her on the tracks that she's all right but. It justifies bag and it's just a conversation but then adore gets opened there and I always knew I would continue the. Roseling. Story E of your her as a child. I just didn't know when I was going to do that or how exactly and last year I was on the trip to Montreal for a film that I'm working on and so you know, I, it was just me alone in my hotel room you know so I had time on my hand and also just being in a new city for the first time. It just scrambles your brain in a different way and all those does crazy A. Association. A tend to my mind in terms of needed to be and It became this strange about my family history merged into the fictional reality. These character you know my great grandparents and great grandparents where you know where we'd go wandering Jews, you know coming from Eastern Europe and from the Being shaved by pogroms and all that stuff and settling just always further west you know and. Just settling somewhere and quickly settled into semi semi-dwarf wildlife until the town of the country, turn them them and he was you know after free again the. You know. Van helsing being. JEWISH CHARACTER DRACULA WAR AROUND THAT TIME, which would been twenty. Twenty, sixty, nine, hundred, fifteen, four, win. Roseanne. Who was a child which was the time that my my ancestors were trying to us Cape and you know going West I to me. So became their story where you know their story about our hunters. Finally of Vampire hunters there's this long family tradition but now they have children they will. It will Arab the life, right? So they keep going from town to town, but the thing is. sooner or later the lives, GonNa you know catch with you and the thing was my grandfather. Is. That on the one hand he was A. Bad Ass you know he escaped why? No exact. Get twice from our you but but also was very amusingly joey. And for instance, he was a dentist you know but because he changed countries so many times diplomas weren't valid right? So you're asking so wait are you real dentist? He would say. Practitioner of the dental arts you know. That's great. And so I figure if you're been housing and you've you've fixed your own wounds, your flesh when so many times and use your your macgyver you know. You you're into your use getting town. Somebody needs a dentist your. damndest you don't have in. My legs broken just show me Yo. Soon became bad. And then you know Mike kids our youngest kids in college now. But you know I just have vivid memories of their relationships in their moments like the intimate moments between siblings you know when they were little and that became like the family life Rosalyn as it's described, you know. Straight from my memory files of my kids and then my mom you know like when you know the the Vampire Sketch Dan, you know she's GonNa end up a little road to becoming a Rosalyn you know and my mom during World War Two was hidden child she was on the road. Often with him at all, you know trying to survive but also process a world of adults gone nuts but through the innocent eyes of a child. Were, be on your years and yet your child you know and even to this day you know a when she she wouldn't like it if I sit her age so I won't. But she still takes ass now but she wants she tells us to reshape your book about that whole story is very interesting because it still processed through the eyes of a child that you know like the the way the story was processed experience is baked into memory, and so that's why became super clear to me that arose lane had to be a dire like visual and verbal diary of rose as a child you know and going through. All that all that adventure you know and so so so I was alone in the material you know. We get to after a working moody would come to the Hotel Room Start and couldn't stop working and like there's a couple of weekends where I was just like I was. Like the room service was piling Detroit, I would just leave the room and like I let Latrell was like a hundred pages it was this was not possessed by that story. Yeah. Yeah. I I. Well, first of all, your parents are heroes for what they've done so. Not. All heroes were capes. That's what I've always said. Joe That's great. I mean. It's it's it's really a an amazing how you incorporated that. I have to I have to ask you. Did IT I. Don't know if you've seen ready player one but did it feel if you heard about it or seen it? Did it feel good to see the old iron giant in that movie? So I I have to confess I have not seen the movie I'm Super Louise Because I've been. So insanely busy this last month. I basically. have no life but I I did not know it was going to be in the movie and when I saw the trailer and the Sony Come Out of the midst of the and I was just like. Insanely exciting. I. Think they captured. The giants that yeah what was really taken by it? You know but I have not seen the movie sham hoping to do soon. Yeah. It's a lot of fun and all I won't spoil it for you but I will say they use him well. Great Yeah. You'll be happy to how he's used I think also. The despicable me franchise I mean it's I mean at have you taken a look at how big this thing has gotten? Kids are devouring this franchise. Yea I. It's really interesting. I was involved with the first movie were allowed on the. Different things along the way but I'm GONNA send. My biggest involvement was these with the Third Act that I've you know story boarded the. Several versions of its own fool until we found a one that's in the movie and Dentistry Fun. And also worked on the minions allots Hell did love they like the kind of visual humor and so I didn't create dominions right? They were. They were already there when I when I when I got there you know but. I did work a lot on continuing to explore there like a lot of the comedy. The Those like Wehrley endeavors that does like. You know nonsensical thing that trade accomplish in how they go about stuff. That movie was great surprise in in in many ways because something that sort of came out of nowhere of course, it's junior thing. But as far as illumination, you know it was a new company that was not familiar with stuff like that and so the reached out I stalled the thing was incredible and I think it's sometimes any nation as a hard time delivering genre. I think it delivers as as emotionally. as it is as you know all that stuff I think it delivers spike fi in a very satisfying way you know and I think that was very very successful. Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. Well, silver looks like a great idea I mean that's awesome. So we will certainly send people to the kickstarter page to to to join in and as we talked about, there's a lot of cool little treasures that don't find. If they sign up so it sounds great and. Roslyn intriguing. Really intriguing. Story and I guess my last question would be. Is there. Any chance that vampires might show up in this series? is going to be a little bit buyers All right. All right. You covered all the bases. It sounds love yet lots of buyers we really that that's another Fun Part of the of the series is the world building heads. Because we start with kin who does not know that there's vampires around you know and so I defined one and two, and then there's a train fog fogleman then little. Own. And then next thing you know you're in this discordant vampires ending district extends so far beyond what you thought it was going to be so in the world building aspect of that world that Society A. Just a rate front. Very cool. Well, I really appreciate your taking the time to talk to me. And sharing your story about your family. That's really great stock we need to hear. More. About stuff like that it. Sometimes Especially these days we kind of forget who we are and we need to be. Once, in a while. Through you know I I like to say. that. We're in the business of getting the most universal stories, the way possible. S, I think that's that's why I'm trying to do with silver, which is it's a pulp adventure nets nuts of. A book that finds its relevance by being overtly political. However, it's boom that finds its relevance beyond the entertainment, which is big but by really connecting to human experiences that are intense and that you know we can relate to whether it's it's roseling or whether it's just. Trying to. Find his identity, a as a man and his moral compass at a time where the world seems to not have one you know That's kind of my way to things. We'll that sounds great as I taped this that kick started closes in six days go to kickstarter dot com and search for silver. That's the best way to find it. You'll see it under silver volume for. Thanks for joining me as always I'm Tony. Tomato. Hi I'm George, decay and I listened to Sifi Talk.

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