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Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed
"I might cross your reporting lawsuits against Ohio State University over sex abuse by a doctor are dismissed a federal judge has dismissed some of the remaining lawsuits filed against Ohio state university over its failure to stop decades of sexual abuse by now deceased team doctor Richard Strauss U. S. district judge Michael Watson said while it's undisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men he agreed with Ohio state's argument that the legal window for claims had passed roughly four hundred men and one woman had sued the university since twenty eighteen over its failure to stop Strauss despite concerns they say were raised with school officials as early as the nineteen seventies the university previously reached nearly forty seven million dollars in settlements with one hundred eighty five survivors and a spokesman said by email Wednesday more than two hundred thirty survivors have now reached settlements hi Mike Rossio
This Is How US Schools Should Correctly Teach History
"Ten or twelve schools. I would trust to teach history correctly. And there's a specific way that we have not teaching history and here's how it works. The way history is taught in most schools. Is that if it wasn't written in your lifetime. it's not a good idea so anything that wasn't written your lifetime. We will read from a negative lens whereas the more strauss seen way of reading texts or the classicist way of reading texts is that you must read it in the time and the context and the conditions of the author's time and this biblical right so in genesis six says that noah was a good man and a righteous man amongst the people of his generation. You're like why does it say that no is a good man amongst the people. This generation doesn't say that no was a good man says that if you compare them to his contemporaries. He's a good man. But maybe you compared noah to joseph. He wasn't that great of a man. The point is that the bible is telling us in genesis. Six that the correct way of you. History is in the time in the context of how people lived in when they lived
How Money Really Got Invented
"How did money got invented so the story. Is you know before we had money. We were just sort of stuck in this unfortunate situation where we had to trade with each other all the time. This is alana. Strauss a producer at national geographic's podcast overheard so person number. One would be a butcher and they'd have meat person number two knew how to make furniture. And you know if if you were someone who had meat and you wanted a chair. But the chair maker didn't need meet at the moment. You just couldn't get a chair and who super inconvenient everyone was just like sitting around unable to get things but of course. Humans are quite inventive. We've talked about that on the show a lot so we figured out solution money so money. Is this amazing invention that comes around where you can ever has money and you can use that as a go-between. Hey i wanna chair right now. I don't have anything you want but here you go. Here's some money you can use that to eggs or whatever else you want and it'll all come around in the future great story. The problem is that it is just that a story it's not true for decades anthropologists have been studying the economic systems of different cultures through history and in nineteen eighty five dr caroline humphrey pointed out that. No one had ever actually documented an example of a pure barter economy. Nobody operates on this barter system. Like it's just not a real thing that anyone uses because leg. He said he would be so inconvenient. Like why would any like people were just like walking around like walking into walls before we came up with like modern ideas you know instead. One system that we know people operated under was a gift economy. These things might sound like the same thing right. Bartering gifting what's the difference so it gift economy is much more flexible right. First of all people aren't just like atomic thomas in a vacuum right like it's probably a friend or a family member someone in your community so when you have a relationship with besides just like this purely kind of economic ebay style thing and if if someone around you need something you're gonna wanna help them out. You know if the butcher needs a chair and you make chairs like the is probably your neighbor and like you have a bunch of chairs because you make chairs and you give them a chair and you know that your community in general is always helping you right like the woman down. The street gave eggs last week and got meat from the butcher a month ago. You probably already do this with your friends and family and community right. If somebody that you know needs something you help them out and you know that if you need something in the future. They're going to help you out.
What Is Western Civilization and Is It Better Than Other Civilization Projects?
"Us through first of all what is western civilization. Thank you charlie. Thanks turning point for having me ny. I'd be remiss if i didn't also thanked charlie to being a newsweek columnist. So thank you for that and yeah great to be here. You know got dinner last night. We were joking about how we can possibly talk about how to save the west thirty minutes. So let's kind of dive writer and get right to the point here. So leo strauss famously defined western civilization kind of the ever existing tension between jerusalem anathemas between the bible and between kind of greco. Roman reason if you will. I think that's a good place to start a research fellow at the edmund burke foundation. Which is your arm zones. think tank. It's a home for kind of national conservatism. And we think of the nation state. The nation state is being directly derived from the hebrew. Bible actually the tribes of israel themselves going to be the original the og nation state. If will so. I think just recovering a sense of biblical identity and the importance of the nation state. In contrast to globalism in contrast to all sorts of utopian global ideals is a good place to start so it starts with the bible truths jerusalem athens and then obviously rome as well. Which is you. Don't more my good friends territory. Of course there's a lot there and so so rob. You have an interesting perspective on this. So can you tell us what does what makes the west difference. Why is this worth preserving and dare we say is the west better than other civilization projects currently or previously. So i would define the west. An not too dissimilar from josh shared as the combination of greek philosophy roman law and judeo christian religion and What's what's special about that combination. Is this view that a man and woman are at home in the world that there is that using reason we can understand the world and because we are part of a whole that is legible whole that can be discovered using reason we can also understand what it means to be happy as a human
Dawn Staley and Tara VanDerveer Push for Equity in NCAA Sports
"It is a really great to reconnect with you. And you've been down this road. We're talking about so often right now as you were gathering information for your talking to so many of the key players that have played a role in all this afternoon. And how are you Paul it's always a pleasure. Thanks for africa for a weeks for college sports. It has been really remarkable. And i want to talk about the aspect that you wrote about this this week in the post because i thought i was reading about myself even though i was a little bit outdated for for your piece because we all start as young reporters college college sports scandal was the ticket and we finally reached a point as you write about. We're the whole thing got turned upside down. Tell us about what you learned in. In some of the people that you spoke and the conclusion that you reached. Yeah for sure. I this story i did was sort of like we all understand. You know where we are with the supreme court and obviously you know gin ta you know. Really changing sort of undermining his roles doing a complete one eighty But it's done in the past fifty years. At least out i wrote about the media angle And i think that that that's the way to sorta queue this amateurism story because you know a very long time uncovering college sports scandals you know always a really important job for a sports writer for a journalists. They gave out pulitzer prizes in nineteen eighties. When a small medium sized papers and kentucky arizona uncovered Casting given to players from
A History of Blue Jeans
"There's a good chance that most of you listening to this right now regardless of where you live on earth own a pair of blue jeans. That's because bluejeans have become one of the most ubiquitous types of clothing in the world. The story of blue jeans doesn't actually start in the united states. It starts with. The cloth used to make jeans denim in the fifteenth century. A heavy cloth that came from genoa. Italy was known as jean cloth. Gene cloth was cotton. Heavy fabric sometimes woven with wool. In addition as well it was developed for sailors to wear wet or dry and it was also used for sales. The where gene comes from the french word for genoa. Jen's the genoese would import a blue dye in the form of indigo from india and used it to die their cloth. The french called it blue jeans. So yeah bluejeans actually refers to a particular cloth even before it was ever used as a name for the pants on a related note. The genoese may have gotten the idea for gene cloth from india. The indians had a heavy cloth known as delivery which was a hindi word. Dungarees was traded with europe britain and was used for heavy pants today. Dungarees used to describe an overall made of blue denim denim was developed in the city of france. The development was nothing more than an attempt to copy. The popular content will cloth that was created in genoa. Denham gets its name from deneen which just means from name in french. Gene and denham cloth was a popular cheap cloth for working people in europe and there are seventeenth eighteenth century paintings of people wearing what looks like bluejeans in reality. They were wearing pants of a similar color and a similar cloth. Bluejeans as we know them today aren't just blue pants made out of denim. However there's something more specific this is where we introduce the pivotal person in the story of bluejeans levi. Strauss strauss was born in germany in eighteen twenty nine and migrated to the united states in eighteen forty seven at the age of eighteen.
Interview With the Director of the Stern Grove Festival
"Joined remotely by the director of development of stern grove festival. Alana vasconcelos being here alana. Thank you so much. I'm delighted to join you. So i wanted to have stern grove on the show because i went to the festival with my grandfather who used to live literally ten blocks away from stern grove. Back in the sixties. You're eighty four the season. that's right. Tell us about stern grove festival and a little bit of history in. What are some of your progress because this festival but you also do education as well yes. That's right so as the eighty fourth season might imply we are going on our fourth year of concerts and programs provided for the community. Stern grove festival. The festival has a wonderful history. Our core was from. Rosalie meyer stern. Who was the wife of sigmund stern. Who was the nephew of levi. Strauss actually purchased the land where the festival takes place in san francisco in the sunset neighborhood back in nineteen thirty one with the goal of providing space for music and concerts and performances to take place for free for the community and this initial thought of hers was shortly after the depression as a way to hire and support this symphony musicians and the land was given to the city with the caveat that these concerts would need to be held here in open and free for the public and here we are eighty four years later coming out of another kind of rough patch and we at the festival or just thrilled that we've been approved to hold the live season again this year in two thousand nineteen we saw over seventy thousand guests over our course of ten free concerts and in two thousand and twenty a month before we were ready to announce are amazing lineup. You can imagine that we were told everything else that we were not going to be able to do that. And so that was the first time in eighty three years to not have held the season and like the rest of the community. We are just so eager to reconnect and bring this back to the city. Starting june
Populists Poised: Italian Politics
"At least government pushed back. It's corona virus curfew this week by an hour to eleven pm in a country where covid came early and spread widely. This reason for optimism cases are down and the economic recovery is under the steady hand of prime minister. Mario draghi get my style on a profession. Isla memento the emigdio and goes in dance. Idioms post seventy cozy am the former european central bank. President took power in february since then support from one of druggies opponent has worn away. Montiel salvini a former deputy. Prime minister leads italy's hard-right northern league strauss Fair tagliani possibility didata embedded within. Don't know coy backing for. His party. is down to twenty two percent of voters from a peak of thirty seven. His usual anti immigration talking points don't seem to have much place in a pandemic but a winning coalition of right wing populace partners could give a struggling salvini credible path back to the premiership and that could threaten the implementation of the european union's pandemic recovery plan my tail. Salvini is in a really tricky position is party has been losing support for quite a long time. Ever since he tried and failed to take over the top job by ousting a previous government. John hooper is the economists italy in vatican correspondent. He now has though a window of opportunity because of the rise in immigration which has always been a his big issue on the issue that really fueled the rise of the northern league under his leadership to the point where it was able to end government.
Icelandic Hot Dog Stand and Signing Your Name 250,000 Times
"In the summer of two thousand eight. My wife sarah. And i traveled to europe with another couple. Our friends laura and ryan. I like laura and ryan a lot but one thing you need to know is that they are the sort of people who really try to suck the marrow out of life and make the most of their brief flicker of consciousness and all that stuff. This is very different from my style of traveling wherein i most of the day psyching myself up to do one thing visit a museum perhaps and the rest of the day recovering from the only event on my itinerary. The trip took us from denmark. Sweden and then on to iceland a small and mostly rocky island nation in the north atlantic. That attracts tourists primarily by offering free stopovers to anyone who flies iceland's national airline. Iceland air. I was interested in visiting iceland partly because i have a longstanding fascination with tiny nations and partly because my publisher jewish strauss gable had told me she loved this one hot dog stand in iceland called bayern's be to answer the trips to sweden and denmark had been lovely there were smorgasbords and museums but the highlight had been an evening spent with ryan's swedish relatives. Who lived on the shores of some vast lake in the swedish wilderness. They welcomed us to their home and proceeded to get us blisteringly unprecedentedly. Drunk on sweden's national wicker bronfman. I do not often drink to excess. Because i have an intense fear of hangovers but i made an exception. That evening ryan's relatives taught us swedish drinking songs. And they taught us how to eat pickled herring and my glass kept getting filled with bronwyn until it lasts the eighty year. Old patriarch of the family stood up and spoke his his first english words of the evening and now the sauna
Affordable Housing Could Be Hit Hard as Seas Rise
"Sea levels rise. Flooding threatens many homes near the coast and as the problem gets worse people living in affordable housing could be hit. Hard ben strauss's chief scientist at climate central a nonprofit research organization. His team analyze the inventory of subsidized and low rent housing units in coastal communities around the united states. They found that if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. The number of affordable housing units at risk of coastal flooding is expected to triple within a few decades in some places. The change could be dramatic in atlantic city new jersey. More than half of affordable housing units are projected to flood at least once a year by mid century if home floods even infrequently it can be disruptive costly and dangerous recovering is particularly difficult for people with few financial resources and because affordable housing is already scarce in many areas resonance may struggle to find new places to live so sea levels rise if a community is going to invest public resources in protecting people. We might consider that they could be best spent in helping those who don't have the means to help
"And Johnson covert shot remains on hold in the U. S. When European regulators have decided to go ahead with that vaccine, adding a new label boxes. Simon Ellen European Union's drugs regulator, says it's found a possible link between Johnson and Johnson's Corona virus vaccine on blood clots in very rare cases, but the European medicines agencies Sabine Strauss Says the shots benefits outweigh any risks. The product information will be updated to reflect this information on will include a warning on an update off the side effects of the CDC holds its latest meeting on the issue later this week.
European Regulator Finds Possible Link Between Vaccine and Blood Clots
"Regulators in Europe announced their findings on a covert shot still on hold in the U. S. Fox is Simon Owen Live in London, at least of the European Union's drugs regulator says it's found a possible link between Johnson and Johnson's Corona virus vaccine. And blood clots in very rare cases, But the European medicines agencies, Sabine Strauss says that shots benefits outweigh any risks. Product information will be updated to reflect this information on will include a warning on a date off the side effects, she said. The agency is aware off eight reports from the U. S of blood clotting disorders. Among seven million people who received the
Blood Clots Reportedly 'Very Rare' Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine
"Does believe that there is a possible link between the astra zeneca co covid vaccine and very rare but potentially fatal blood clots. Npr's jason boubyan reports that the european drug regulators says that boycotts must now be listed as a possible side effect. The safety committee of the european medicines agency analyzed eighty six cases of blood clots. That occurred in people up to two weeks after getting the astrazeneca shot and we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility of a very rare event that might occur. That's dr sabine. Strauss the head of the safety committee. She says the unusual immune reaction appear similar to a rare clotting reaction to a blood thinner called heparin. there have been at least eighteen. Potentially vaccine related deaths among the twenty five million people immunized with astra zeneca in europe stresses that with thousands of people dying every day from covid the benefits of the asiatic vaccine far outweigh the potential risk from this rare. Immune reaction jason on. Npr news this
EU regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots
"Today said there's a possible link between AstraZeneca's covert vaccine and rare but sometimes fatal blood clots. The AstraZeneca vaccine has already been administered to tens of millions of people. It's on track to be the most widely used vaccine in the world this year. NPR's Jason Beaubien joins us with more. Hi, Jason. Hi, Ari. What exactly did the European Medicines agency say today? So there had been. Some concerns raised that some people appear to be getting hit with a very rare blood clotting condition. In the days following vaccination and initially, the European drug regulators, they said, this rate of a few dozen blood clots was nothing out of the ordinary when you're vaccinating 25 million people. But today, the E M. A safety committee came out and said yes, there does appear to be a link. Dr. Sabin Strauss was the head of that committee, She says they looked at all the available data on 86 events. These clotting cases that occurred in the days after vaccination by AstraZeneca on we have concluded that there is indeed a possibility. Of a very rare event that might occur. They're still saying they don't completely understand what's happening. But this appears to be an immune reaction that they've seen also with a drug called heparin, which is a blood thinner. But the key point here is that they've switched their position now to saying that they think it is plausible that the AstraZeneca vaccine is what's causing these clots. So these clouds are
EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots
"There's a possible link between the covert 19 vaccine made by drug maker AstraZeneca and certain blood clots. But E M s officials say this is exceptionally rare. When it occurs, it primarily does so in women under 68 doctors, Sabine Strauss is the head of the agency's safety committee. Despite the rare chance for side effects, she urged European nations to use the AstraZeneca vaccine overall. Benefits off the vaccine from us to Zenica and preventing covert 19 are well established on the risks are very rare if manufacturing goes according to plan, AstraZeneca is expected to be the largest producer of covert vaccines worldwide this year. President Biden is
How to Manage Stress
"Today. We're excited to talk to. Jessica carter about how you can manage your stress naturally. Jessica thank you so much for being here to talk with us today. Thank you for having me. This is definitely a topic that i think springs up in a lot of people's lives so to start out with. Can you tell us a little bit about what stress is sure. Strauss a normal part of life. It's one of the body. Reacts in a physical or emotional way to a challenge or even danger stress is a healthy response and as long as we learn how to manage it. It's fine. it's when we stay in this constant state of stress also known as fight or flight that other problems can arise so like you mentioned. It's kind of a healthy response as long as we're managing it. But how do we know if we're not managing what are some signs that maybe my stress is getting the better of me. according to the cleveland chronic stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress. Distress can disturb the body's internal balance or equilibrium. These problems include depression panic attacks anxiety and worry research suggests that stress can bring on or worse than certain symptoms or diseases and it's ranked to the six leading causes of death so as you can see her. Long stress is quite serious. Absolutely so what can i do. What are some lifestyle changes. That maybe i could make to help manage my stress. Better absolutely first. We can start with nutrition. Our body is beautifully designed to handle life throws on it when we give it what it needs in the way of proper nutrition.
'Real Housewives' star Jen Shah arrested on federal fraud charges
"Welcome back to another episode of reality casey. I hope that you had a great week. But i'm gonna tell you who add a week and that is gen shah for real housewives of salt lake city. She was arrested and charged this week in connection with a telemarketing scheme. That defrauded many of whom are over the age of fifty. Five according to a superseding indictment. That was unsealed this week. Persistent stuart smith was also arrested and charged tuesday. Both shot and smith appeared before. Us judge dustin pete in salt lake city. Federal court on tuesday manhattan. Us attorney andre strauss said jennifer shaw. Who portrays herself. As a wealthy and successful businessperson on reality tv and stuart smith who was portrayed as her first assistant allegedly generated and sold lead list of innocent individuals for other members of their scheme to repeatedly scam in actual reality and as alleged the so-called business opportunities pushed on the victims by shaw smith and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes motivated by greed to steal victims money and now these defendants face time in prison for their alleged crimes. Special agent in charge. Peter fits us said sean smith for of lavish lifestyle to the public as a symbol of their success. In reality they allegedly built their opulent lifestyle at the expense of vulnerable often elderly working class people as alleged disturbingly. Sean smith objectified. They're very real human victims as leads to be bought and sold offering their personal information for sale to other members for their fraud ring working with our partners at the nypd and the united states attorney's office southern district of new york and with the assistance of hsi. Salt lake city. New york worked to ensure that sean smith will answer for their alleged crimes as a result their new reality may very well turn out differently than expected.
Seattle's Denny Park cleared of illegal homeless camp, are more to follow?
"A homeless camp and Denny Park and now some people are asking that the same could be done with encampments in their neighborhoods. Comas Joe Marina, reports from the ballot comments weren't encampment continues to grow. The daily struggle to survive plays out for all to see it. Ballard Commons. Eric and Maggie says when she learned city officials had ordered all tends to be removed from Denny Park. Following weeks of working with the campers to get them into other shelters. It got her thinking they went about it in a proper way. They alerted them to give people time They did outreach services, and I'm wondering why it's not happening across the rest of the city. The city's new Hope team says it continues to work to connect homeless people to re sources and Recently got one person of the Commons into a tiny home more than 350. New shelter spaces will be added in the coming months, which could give the city more options when it comes to dealing with problematic encampments in city parks. City Council member David Strauss, whose district includes the Ballard Commons doesn't support more homeless camp sweeps. Let's
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
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"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"For four seasons she starred in the hit comedy less than perfect but in real life. She's not far from it. You've seen her in everything from dawson's creek to the big bang theory now. She's back our tv's on cbs and chuck lorries new. Hit comedy smash be positive. She's sara rue i'm jerry strauss and this is the left track. Do you need your wiki. Comedy fix relaxed while we visited the sitcoms you love the jokes you remember the characters you will never forget in the stars that bring them to you sit back. It's the laugh track with jerry. Stri from new right. I am born and raised in fat.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"Don't you know nothing that was attention. Nothing overstays its welcome It's know i think it's pretty digestible. Like you can sit and watch five pretty easily in a in a sitting an it moves so fast the fast paced i mean obviously very reminiscent of thirty rock. That you were such a big part of it. Was that a decision for you. This is the way it needs to run. We need to roll this out. Bang bang bang bang. That's the pace. We're going to keep you know. I don't know if it's so much of a decision as know my lack of talent like i write one of my great one way and i like jokes like that. That's what makes me laugh. And i think lots of jokes and you know i. I think i adjusted a little bit like every show. You're on you adjust you what the thing wants to be but thirty rock and great news in the mini projects. They you know they all share a you know some dna they all like a sort of have a kind of type of joke pace to them in the exist you know at least thirty rock and great news exists Little bit outside of reality sometimes in our little absurd stuff. That is what i like to write. So yeah i. I don't know if i can right at chernobyl. You know what. I'm saying. I don't right a completely different kind of thing or what. We don't want to watch those anyway. What we look at the guy. Who wrote chernobyl he. He had some other crazy credit rate. He he wrote i say he wrote Liam he wrote like scaring movies or something. That can't be true but he wrote some comedy. I remember i may be completely are looking at. I'm guessing it is weekend at bernie's to tracy I know you're super busy. This is such an. I mean it's got to be an exciting time for you. So i'm back on the show and i think people are in the middle of benching assuming that people are doing what we promoted and asked him to do is check out the first episode. And then listen to this and then no You're benching what are some highlights that you want people to look for as they go into episodes to three and then all the way down the line you know each each episode is you know has more of kind of thing. We're trying to hit on the pilot. Which is you know. Kind of the fun of bayside. Those little easter eggs in star from the original show with just sort of funny more relatable highschool stories. I think if you are a huge fan of save by the bell their episode Episode of eight. Our is our big kind of homecoming episode. That is like the one. That is the most packed i would say with kind of old saved by the stuff and throughout like it is were kind of watching looking closely because we you know we did sort of take pains to add in little lake secret throwbacks to the show that i think. Only only on careful viewing Of those later episodes king fully appreciate. I didn't whatever it's not like. It's not like.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"There the truth, right they don't care who the names on the list in what order were in on the call sheet. They only know if the lines are funny and if they believe the story. And I love that moment of truth in front of our audience, I respect them so much and I love to play and I love to challenge and push and try things a different way. And see if we can build things or make things even better in heightened them and it's hard not having that group there we have such a like a stable group that shows up all the time, and then we have all the people who come in week to week and I think it's really special to share that with your audience. Yeah, it's an energy that you can feel. Watching it at home just. And is similar way that you probably can't. It's just conveyed very well, and it's just very genuine and authentic and like you said, it's it's comedic truth. It's it's funny and you can feel it. And you know unfortunately it's it's a part of the show that has to be kinda muddled through until until inevitably. We Act to to that place where we're that can return. I will say in regards to that though is we've done a pretty good job of I. Don't think it's changed a lot of the tone of the show which could for a lot of. Productions but were. Were veteran group and then. Our crew they're fun and they're playful. So we get some laughs from them, but they're not cheap laughs. They hold out. So we get a bit of we get a bit of an audience feel from them. So I think that that helps that we get some we do get some feedback. Feels, like feels like you guys probably spend spent all week just trying to refine your stuff to the point where you can just try to make those guys laugh feels like that would be the ultimate goal. Then that is my goal every week my goal is to make someone you know if I can get somebody to choke on their drink or spit something out or. Hold their breath you know and May. Or make them hold a laugh so hard that they after soon as somebody else cut their coughing, that's like mission accomplished. If I can kind of make somebody read faced in and joke about it later that's you know that's the dream scenario for me I'll. We'll look you had a bigger opportunity than usual even for the episode that we're GonNa see this week. This is pretty phenomenal because you know you talked before about your ambitions for directing. Now you get helm for an episode. The second episode of the season I'm not sure if. It was filmed area if it was if it was done that sequence but this is a big one because this is the Halloween episode, and if anybody is familiar with the the legacy again of the connors of Roseanne, Halloween episodes are right up there. I would say right up there with the simpsons Halloween episodes as to some of the most anticipated holiday themed episodes of any Sitcom ever in any era just year in and year out..
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"Alexander from Seinfeld to Amanda Bursts from with. Jodie Sweden and Andrea Barber from full House and Fuller House a bunch of people from friends. We had Amina, Kaplan from the office. Parks and REC Jim O'hare was on the show. The entire cast of Marvel's agents of shield was here and so many more too many for me to count heck too many for me to remember. But they're all they're at laugh track POD DOT COM, and we are kicking things off at a really really big way this season as well as you may know, the top comedy. Broadcast TV these days last year this year yet we're talking about the connors but in my opinion, this show is so much more than that. This is a comedic legacy that dates all the way back to Roseanne, which reads supreme at the top of the ratings for years back in the day a twenty year layoff. And Bright Back in action the last few years, the counter family like they've never left have been back our TV screens making us laugh what a great cast and we get to talk to one of them today an og member of the Connor. Family Michael Fishman who plays DJ Connor he's been doing it since he was six years old and not only has he been doing that in front of the screen in front of the cameras I should say for all this time but this week yeah he's jumping behind the cameras. He's the director of this year's Halloween episode, which if you know Roseanne if you know the connors always a collapse. Not only for the show. But for TV, in general, a can't miss episode and we're going to talk to the guy behind it all the guy who? has taken the helm for this week of this classic show and we're talking about all things, connors, all things Dj in what has become his character and where the connors fit in today's covert influenced world and in today's political landscape and everything else not to get too deep not to get too heavy but we do get depressed. We do get heavy but we have a lot of laughs as well. This is a great conversation with a really cool dude. So if you're getting ready to watch the tonners this week before you do check out this conversation with Michael Fishman from the Qatar's right here on.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"You were cast to fit the quote unquote you look. Was it a long stay in hair and makeup to get you camera ready to kind of fit the mold of the character of billy. I know the closed probably helped complete the law really interesting question because you know obviously as a performer it's I would have to imagine it's exciting to play someone different than who you are in real life to kind of stretch those muscles whoa are your initial thoughts when you kind of understand that you have to kind of dress I don't know if dressing downs the right term, but to try to kind of dress to fit that awkward look of Milly. Yeah you know I had to I definitely had interesting outfits nuts for sure as millie And you know as far as like it was I embarrassed or feel weird about playing a geek or being in those outfits. No because I'm you know I'm an actor I I you know I'm I embraced the roles that I'm given and that's what you have to do as an actor. So but yeah, I And then also as far as hair makeup goes like they wanted you know I was I was in that age of milly was that correct age and whether or not any of the other actors were that correct age they just wanted a very natural look or you know people in high school mostly will across the board even the parents like it was just a natural look you know. So it was minimal makeup you know and then hair you knows it was minimal hair to like. So as far as like if I was in the in the seat very long hair makeup, the answer is no. But yeah in What else was? The was the question Is there another part of that question? There is multiple parts. I mean I think you've pretty much covered it. They said, you know they speculate the close will probably a big part of completing that look which seems to be more of a factor probably than the hair or the makeup it sounds like. I mean yeah totally I. mean the hair had a little bit to do with it. I had like you know like my hair and like a high ponytail in one instance in light braids in another. So you know there was definitely some elements of like. Geeky nece to the hair that they brought but but nothing too intense. It was definitely the outfits and. You know. Having that like setting of the eighties like late seventies, early eighties like wardrobe kind of helped put it over the top as well. So. but yeah, million million word was pretty mean a lot of a lot of the characters were Denver's pretty fantastic. But Millie definitely had some insane outfits. To say. Song that I was like really really Okay. You know whatever? This is usually where we would ask if you've got to keep anything. From from. From the set. Outfit wise but it sounds like maybe you wouldn't have necessarily wanted. You know. No will no I did not keep anything and I. I know there may have been something I wanted to keep at some point but I didn't really think about it and also I think a lot of the wardrobe was supplied by the Universal Lake. Wardrobe House or whatever it's called but it was like supplied by like universal on they had like this whole outlet of like. Clothing and like. Period clothing and just this whole thing. So they would like basically like rent out these. all the were Joe or something from them But with that said Lindsay or Linda Cartolini who plays Lindsay, she ended up keeping her green army jacket. That's. Liberty we're. Famously wears like basically the whole show. She was like I'm keeping this. Like. Okay sure and then I think someone else like kept something may wanted their cast and I kept on saying I know one of the writers kept like the the Mascot head. On. Yeah and. But I didn't even think of it, and then when I hear that all these people like later on like years later like a here that they kept the some of their wardrobes. Dang it I. totally missed my opportunity like that would have been. Awesome. You Know Linda had a reason to keep that army jacket like that was. Lindsay Weir that army jacket define. Lindsay. Weir for the whole season so It's his signature piece. So I don't know if million -essarily had a signature piece sell you know it's okay I'm okay with it. I'VE COME TO TERMS Linda Linda Linda is is doing very well she's up for a lot of awards this year. I think we need to start a social media campaign right now, grassroot style. We need to get her to wear that jacket up on stage for. Speech that comes her way in two thousand, twenty, two, thousand, twenty, one it's only right. We we try. I don't think it will work. I think she did she did bring it to this vanity fair photo shoot to wear for like one of one of the photos in the vanity. Fair photo shoot we did this whole. A. I know Jeddah, Tau is doing a whole a comedy. Issue for Vanity Fair. So he is bringing in a lot of his like actors that he works with for different from different films that he's done as well as like did this whole piece freaks and Geeks and I don't go around the time of the fifteen fifteenth year anniversary of freaks and Geeks or what I can't remember. Anyway we did this whole like basically he got a lot of. CAST and you know production people. Together to be in this Vanity Fair. Photo shoot and Linda did bring her jacket and she worked for a couple of photos. So that was pretty cool. That's really great. I'll Katie. Katie May. Chime to end she wants to know. Pretty simple question. But a gray one I'm curious about what was the funniest moment onset so not necessarily something that we saw on camera but was there a moment in the making of this show that you involved in that stood out to you as as the funniest experience of.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"It Really I. Didn't know that all the time. He was living. Longer discussion than than we have today but it was yeah, it was weird. It was like saying just there it was weird. Not Come. It was weird coming back and There was a history between people that you know I wasn't a part of an a certain sense. But at the same time, it was kind like just come about. Cool. And logs it'd be a big time in between it was felt like fifteen minutes. We were so excited to have you back I mean it felt very strange in not being mad definitely. But I think with US knowing. Kind of those last two seasons we're going to be a last I. Think you know season six? We just had such a good time felt like we were on some crazy psychedelic comedy skit shadow on it was. So it just felt like everybody got this encore of you know these two Schule two seasons and creatively can do so much with them that you know they hadn't been able to flex those muscles before the righteous and create jobs and everything. I'm so then at this something ready special about you know we knew the an would. In season seven so I think you know as actors you can attest to Jeff is let you kind of. It wasn't as hot as it could have been because we knew he was gonNA be coming back and I think we're so close as friends that it was like you know you can. It was almost like having somebody that went to a year abroad and you could just be like, oh. My Gosh Brilliant. I talked to you about this because you're at outside us now and I was like that familiarity of like a support system kind of knew everything but wasn't in it and. Yet, and then when we got him back, it was just amazing. It felt like. The. Team Simmons was I. Spend my I spent all season seven. Searching for him or you know like he was he was in every scene with me I basically talk about him all the time. So it kind of was reflective of Elizabeth just like waiting for in combat. So I could. Remember there is a scene that we shot were Elizabeth Symons talking to. You making a video message I think to send to fits and I and D comes in and sees it happening and I just remember like I, you know it was supposed to just be this thing of like. Of like he kind of walks in a second too soon and Kinda sees this happened but it was really it was crazy I mean like it was a mixture of like genuinely not having the in there and missing him and. Also just like the for me like deeks character in the entire character at the bedrock is that he never had a family that he's always searching for family and there was something about Elizabeth making that video message that the first time I did it was not my coverage it was a wide behind my shoulder and I came in and I was like. Why Light And like a very, it was kind of you know like you felt it in the way that it was being infused in. The lines are being blurred between characters in like how we were really feeling about that. It was crazy and then when you came back I mean it was just like, yeah, it was it was such a nice way to end it having you there at the end because it was like it felt it felt like a reunion. You know felt like this. Really Cool. It was really awesome. A reunion railway am switched schools halfway. You weren't even supposed to be there, and then like you know you're there to and your partner you. We're still fans. Meredith your. They. Guys The ask about the the final scene in a bar. I know that was the last. Scene You guys shot on it is it's such like a bittersweet kind of goodbye and also a little bit of a oppression predictor of how we see our friends and twenty twenty over a video chat and six. You know chairs six feet away What was that? What were your memories of filming that seen? What was that like to have that being the last one? Doesn't. Even want to hear the skit scary. Have much thought merce where we are just nine but I thought it was really fitting into. The that was really cool. Thing I thought when I read it I thought they gave everybody very satisfying end and I also think wasn't the having people that have stuck with the show for that long through seven seasons felt like a very satisfying and I. Called them to. An an an authentic ton of that scene that. There's an old quickness to it and people don't quite know what to say went to say and thought is it's virtual like trying to have a group Zun compensation as that kind when you mean. We. See again when you eat out to. Cody Green Green Light jet talking. Do you want to hear me I can't. Okay. Put Your airport said. I'm good. Elizabeth. Business and not as that's just to keep it light. Keep going. Common set banter McCain. Also. Little. Mak- of what they would look like in a year. Yeah and here we are laid over after a year you know all looking different. Use It. Same thing. So does she talk looking different nobody's Lewis when sent? Jeff has been growing restocked for very long time. So I. Grew I shave I mean I've got sure thing it's. Not Been. To. Goatee seventy four because I thought, you know what? The is. GIGOLO group tea in. Between the. North that because I have the beard of a fourteen year old but. You can see it. Could really on camera rate you need Wendy to fill in for you I know about that. Yeah. So it happened to color in my I grew. Here's a fun consumer facts and. I grew. About. I got might moustaches bones after clan. Okay and Michael you're up next to the last question. Hi there I want to ask a question of Elizabeth any in. Films such great scenes with the young actress playing Alya. Talk about what was the experience like when you're filming the different family scenes did? You know she had such a bright smile where those scenes very authentic for you, and of course, Jeff. That's your mom technically to. Yeah I'd had approval on that because she's my mom sheeting. Behind the I'll.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"Delve into. Let's talk more I. I like the idea of also talking a little bit more about fuller, house especially for you because. As you said you were so young younger than younger than Andrea younger than almost anybody else on the show and now the idea of coming back. What was that process like for you from the very beginning? When did you first hear rumblings or were told that there is a chance that this thing might happen that you have an opportunity to decide to step back into were. You know we were actually re candidate I really involved in pitching the show to all the networks to me Kempson Andrea along with Jeff. Franklin the show Creator and Bob Way who is the executive producer on you know both full and Fuller House And John Stamos and we all went into, you know every pitch meeting and Were trying to sell the show and we went a lot of places. And we had just we knew that this was. There was an audience for it. We knew the audience of full House would love to see where these characters had that it would it you know and and it was interesting because at the time. There weren't any reboot show is that had been like a big thing that everyone was doing and so I think people were kind of like. Well, we don't want to do the same Old Joan. It's like it's a different show. With the same characters you know. In today's world and you know kind of stuff and a lot of people a lot of. DOWN ABC ABC. CBS You know we had gone in pits, a lot of places when nickelodeon and and it just so happens that Brian Right who wound up leaving nickelodeon a couple months after our pitch. And went to netflix's he really loved the idea and believed in it and thought that you know it could be something. Great. So when he went over to Netflix guys, they're out pitching the show and I think we should bring them in and so actually that was how we wound up at Netflix was. Doing a pitch to another network that it just went terribly i. believe it was one that I couldn't make it to because I, I was working. Like like a normal job I was working and John I think presented pound cannons and Andrea. I think perhaps went to the wrong address for Nickelodeon like it was just a whole thing and we went and this. Happened that Nickelodeon we're like, well, that was terrible and eventually it wound up. You know we were just we were in front of the right person. It just wasn't wasn't the right network at the time. So I I love when. Things like that happen in sort of unfold. You know serendipitous Lee along the way but we were very involved from the beginning. We knew several years ahead of time two years added time that this was going to be happening. I didn't realize that now the show I felt was phenomenal and especially when you look at it, no I to be honest I'm a little bit aged out from the original full House. So I watched a lot of it and it was a little for it by to kind of go back and revisit it, and like I'm a big nineties guy personally. So I love all of the the ideal of all the show's coming back over last five years full. House. There's there's been a bunch of them obviously from the Connors to girl meets world. And everyone kind of treats the idea of doing this a little bit differently. But I love the idea that you guys essentially were able to. I mean, I, look at it like the perfect building of two shows in one like there's one show that's sort of an updated version of what full house was for the young age group, and then there's a whole other show going on at the same time. That's Kinda tongue-in-cheek sort of a wink in a nod to the older fans who watched the old one, and now we all kind of laugh at ourselves just a little bit about at this time. Of course, and that was something that I loved that we did as a show I. Mean you know we would always joke for look this is not we're not doing you know Earth Shattering, Revolutionary Television topics we're having fun and we're doing something that is very four quadrant that all age ranges and families can watch and they can watch it together and it's something that you can watch having never seen any of the Original House and you might not get some of the little Easter eggs that we did but you could watch the show as a standalone and be fine or you could know the entire series of full House, and then love how fuller house really connect with that and and uses a lot of fun guest stars and storylines and repetition and things like that. We really tried to do that to make it so that. You know it wasn't only people that grew up watching the show or the only watched it. You know they're only little kids. We wanted it to have a pretty wide ranging audience and at the end of the day we were a fun family show we had fun. We didn't take ourselves too seriously. We knew what we were and we we made ourselves times and we laughed about it because I think people people. Used to always trash full house and now you know their house. And slain jokes like. We know we're doing the broad family comedy. Trust me I'm you know we're dressed in in very godmother costumes playing guitar I? Am Very aware. Of what this looks like and and I'm also very aware that there's a huge on the huge audience of people that love watching that kind of stuff and our our along with us for the silly ride and I love that you know Every project that that you want to work on as an actor to be completely silly but you know at the end of the day. Doing, all that kind of stuff. When else am I gonNA do a show with Velcro Wall stunt probably never you know what I mean so. I kind look at it as like it was pretty fun. The free time we did some things that I will never do probably under another job in my life. I would I would think not. To. Dance numbers. Numbers more than one could ever predict predicted or imagine you guys went. What does he? Ever did on full House I. Mean that was the thing is you know four house we really kind of ramped up. Some of the fun silly over the top stuff and and we had a good time. He was doing it. You know we just. We committed ourselves. The cool thing about the show also is that as you talk about. Franklin and Yo-. So many of the original people in front of and behind the cameras involved. So many Easter eggs so many references back to the old shows so many tributes. was that something where the ideas kind of had a flu from everywhere or were there people that were part of the writing staff that were specifically like the the very deep diving trivia? Expert. They're both you know we had. You know it's interesting on. A writer's room and every season, the writers room changes But you know originally Jeff was in charge of the writer's room for I after the first three seasons, and so you know he had very clear ideas and stuff that he wanted to do. But then we also had a lot of wonderful writers in their who some of them had actually grown up with the show and so they were like huge trivia you know how Serbia? Stuff and then you know there were some some writers that just came up with completely new storylines, new characters, and all of that. So there was a great mix of people in the room who really honored tradition of what full House was and knew. The t the type of show that we were doing, and then there are also people that that pushed a little bit and and wrote storylines about not being able to have kids and things like that. That were a little more grounded and real and worthy of discussing on the show. You, guys all happy with where the characters ended up like from the I mean initially when the when Fuller House I started and then sort of their their journeys through the few seasons Fuller Fuller House as adults was everyone kind of jazzed about like Oh. Cool like this is what I'm doing. Now these years later.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"Hello again, everyone. Welcome. The Laugh Track Strauss is I I am him you guys are you you're here you're with us once again and we thank you as we always do because you guys always deserve it. We appreciate you or your patronage so to speak and we're so happy that you're joining us for this one. This is a a week that I'm really excited about because if we go back to win this show I started months ago. One of the first episodes that we did that really caught a lot of attention on social media that started to really reach the fan base. Of the show, we were talking about that week was our conversation with Andrea Barber who plays Kennedy Gabler on full House, and then came back for that role in even bigger role as part of the revival of the show. If you will fuller house on Netflix that show has so many fans around the world and they went. At the opportunity to get this up close personal in-depth. Insight into Andrea, Kimmy Gabler and just being part of that show what it was like for her as a kid and as an adult. So so happy that we got to go back to the tanner household or the fuller household as you will. And revisit that world with another one of the big stars of that show. She Played Stephanie Tanner for both series as well. We got to see her all the way from small childhood all the way up to adulthood. In the more recent incarnation we actually got to see her get married. So certainly, a full circle situation, this young lady has really grown up before our very eyes and so happy to get a chance to talk about all of it from beginning to end all the way till. Now, you know many people ask will. We see yet another incarnation of full house is there a fullest house on the way someday, I would never count it out certainly but for now, Jody Sweden is on the move and we talk all about her move to the director's chair specifically for the episode of Fuller. House that we are about to break down call the nearly wed game certainly a a show in episode that has a lot of service to those fans who followed all the incarnations of this family over the years and over the decades lost lots of Easter eggs, lots of Trivia. Fun and we have lots of fun talking to jody US from her home and. This is another supersized episode guys of meat on the bone here. So buckle up and relax because this is going to be a fun one to listen to pass it on. Let your friends know what we're doing here. We've got a lot of really cool interviews coming up in the near future as well. Hint log onto laugh track pod DOT COM to join our mailing list and hop on all of our social media, our instagram account at laugh track pot. Our twitter track TV, and of course, our facebook group and just subscribe. So you get everything that we do. As soon as we do it, it's free. It's easy. It saves you the hassle of try to remember. Please just do it helps you. It helps us and we truly appreciate it without any further ado it's Jodie Sweden here on the laugh track. This is really cool because we're talking like. What we're talking about the craziness of the world this year and so time kind of escapes me but I know that Fuller House. Unveiled unrolled out its last ease in last couple of months or so this happened, right? We December third was when the last nine episodes of four house came out December third. Right now. It was a month ago and it was also December third. Both of those things feel equally true. Absolutely. We'll. We're still all kinds of living and. You know that really brings up the first question I wanted to ask you because thinking about the fact that you've kind of you've done this twice now in a way and like you had a long stint as a kid and then kind of had to say goodbye to family and a job and a role in life that you known for a long time, and then you did it all over again. But now. It's kind of a different story not only because obviously you're in a different place in life but because. TV shows don't just go away the same way they did before I mean, this is still on Netflix and we'll continue to. Have a following and be watched and be talked about on social media. There's probably not a day in your life that will go by where you couldn't just immerse yourself into conversation about Fuller Fuller House just by logging social media is. Exactly. The does that make it feel different like as opposed to being sort of that true goodbye and moving onto maybe a different chapter of your professional. I think for me the biggest difference in saying goodbye for the second time around. Was that you know the first time when I really look back at it I realized that. From the age of five to thirteen. This is what I did. So I didn't really have much of a memory of my life without it. And so when it ended, I, think as a kid, it was a lot more jarring because that was literally all I could remember my life being was. You know maybe a couple of little. Memories here, and there before I was you know four and a half five years old before I was doing the show. But all of my school experience from you know the first my first time to school through Middle School. Eighth Grade I you know I was doing sort of this weird hybrid of going to regular school and doing school onset. You know it was it was all I knew. So think about thirteen was much different than than saying goodbye at thirty eight this time. Just. Because you know the first time it was like am I gonNa see these people again am I gonNA stay connected to the family like it or is this goodbye is is i? Am I losing them? And this time around it felt very different because that was completely eliminated that fear of losing those people was eliminated because one I'm an adult. So I have you know just much more contact with not only the capitals of the crew. So I know these people. Now for you know thirty four years they've been in my life wherever I am secure that not going anywhere and they'll be there forever and being an adult and sort of. Jumping into the next thing is very different than being a kid. There's a lot more opportunities you get to create a lot more opportunities as an adult Then then you really do as a kid, you know when you're a kid coming off the TV show, it's like, Oh, the kid from that show. An adult, it's a little bit different and you can kind of broaden your horizons as far as what you're looking to do with work in and all of that, and you know the season I got direct. The third to the last episode of the show which was the nearly game. So once I got to direct to feel like I really opened a lot more doors of things that I want to do that I continue to want to do after the show ended. Awesome and we're going to talk about the nearly what game this. This is the episode that you chose for us to kind of dive into a little bit and I'm. Greg Line and really cool that you were in the director's chair I want to ask you and this it's really cool here by the way for another reason because a while back we had somebody I. Think you know Andrea Barbara on the show And and. It was. It was great because we got to kind of focus a little bit more on full House. We talked about full and Fuller House, but we talk a lot about sort of the beginnings and what it was like working with babies, animals and. They. Tell you never do you. All you need now is a political show and then you just. All the things that you never.
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
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"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"The the local government now. giving some funds to Leslie to help push some more security out there in the pony world. and. This is the point where Jerry has to admit there was not actually a mugging at all. So this. No mugging. Turns everything around now all Gill, all of the all of the empathy. There's no reason for it anymore. Yes. Should I reveal what happened? Well, let's see you. Yes, I think the not seen you did tell Leslie. Which? Her I just said, I wasn't mugged. Cut to her go to commercial, and then when we come back, it's me revealing that I had not been mugged that I was walking my dog Lord Sheldon, and I had a breakfast Burrito and it fell into a little creek. And I then reached in and fell forward into the creek trying to get the BURRITO and injured my shoulder because I fell in first and the dog is just standing there looking at me all this to get a breakfast burrito. Yeah, which is so ridiculous. Responsible of. Of Jerry to to create this lie to create this fictional story that's caused so much drama. By the explanation is something that everyone can kind of get on board with because. The idea. Of the abuse that you knew that. The Jerry knew he would take if that truth came out. Yes and The bonus there is this amazing. Impersonation. Amy Poehler does. Tom of what he would. which I can't even begin to even try to do. Justice. Definitely Yeah I can't either but it was. What would you do for climbed? Derek Kill Your? Wife. And you know that's That's amy. That's her. That's her GIG..
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"So. So later on, of course, we're back in the office and Leslie receives a call from an Perkins that Jerry is in the hospital so. We find out that you have a dislocated shoulder you kinda. And the the story that everyone gets is that you were assaulted you mugged so to speak. During this mission that they sent you on fill out these these feeders which hummingbird feeders. Yes. Yeah and so I mean we're led to believe that this could be the very first time. Since you've worked in that office with these people that they've been in a position where they have to show some empathy and kindness. Tearful. Well number one they know I'm only there because of them like so they guy got. Mugged, because you know they all cheated they all put my name in the hat. So they had guilt. And they also had Leslie forcing them to be nice. Exactly. Oh, big time it. We had to make a poster which was horrible of course Leslie Within. Somehow, ten minutes had sewn together a pillow and. You know the genius that is Leslie No can do anything absolutely absolutely, and now of course, this becomes a full-scale mission to try to make that area safer to make. To put more security out there to prevent something like this from happening again. So you become almost like a poster boy for for for the victims, the potential victims. And trying to think what they had they A. Boy I think it was my face with a black guy and he said this is the picture of failure or something like that which the point wasn't that I was a failure the point was supposed to be that you know something happened on an and the parks area and something we've failed to protect me. But of course, it just comes across as Jerry is just a big failure. And this is you know. Another another kind of subtle thing but if you watch the series through the through the season's Of these early seasons they relied a lot more I think on those Documentary style shots of people making spatial expressions to the camera. The acknowledgement that timers there. There's a lot of that in this episode because. You know giving that. Can you believe that Jerry has done this? You believe this is happening just trying to hold in their laughter. THAT'S A. The characters big character in this episode. US. On. Notice because they let us do it. They let us choose how often we would or would not refer to camera like they never. They never set. Parameters on that. If we felt we wanted to we could I didn't do it a lot I didn't think Jerry would be that guy because Jerry's not totally. Cool and with it whereas people like Ben, he looked at it a lot on Agus Aubrey April what gate and. So, I didn't do that a lot. But yeah I I love the asides like that when people look to the camera. Yeah it's It's almost. Against the ideas almost to make the viewer at home. Feel like. Sharing a moment of sanity with whoever is choosing. Yeah, but certainly not a lot of sanity in this episode of..
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"So I people tell me that all the time that it is one of their goto shows they don't need. necessarily. Even see it just having it in the background brings. Them Comfort. That's that's amazing and it's You know it's one of the reasons I think not not to start. At the end before the beginning but it's one of the reasons why I think your reunion special that you did towards the beginning of the pandemic. impactful because it was exactly the kind of feel good familiarity that the world needed especially at that plate when things were still new and people were still I think a lot more nervous and anxious about what lockdown was gonna look like and what quarantine was going to be and. You guys the characters that they've grown to love over not just from the show is on but like you said so much more after the fact. And now it's okay we're seeing them in the same situation that we're going to be in and we kind of laugh about it and have a moment about it and feel good like we do when we watch arc's I, think the timing of that special was. Perfect and you know the way it came to be was NBC apparently got a hold of Mike Shore who co created with Greg Daniels wreck and said, you know were these food banks are in trouble were trying to come up with ideas well, we can do to do fundraisers you know to help the food banks, and so they were trying to get shows to do table reads and a lot of shows were doing that which is great. I mean anything to raise the money whatever it takes. So the MIC is going back and forth with all of us and then he said you guys have an idea. Hold on. I'll get back to you and then I mean I guess it was forty eight hours and then there was the next message. Hey, guys. What do you think about doing a new one and we are like damn yes yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. So then he said, okay, let me get back to you again he roped together the old team and these geniuses because I think they are geniuses a put together their pandemic episode not having a clue how they were gonNA shoot it how it was going to happen no one knew anything he said, would you guys Avi Willing to donate your salaries and B.? C. Will then I don't know if they matched US put their own chunk of however it worked. But everybody of course was immediately yes. Of course whatever we can do and then next thing you know they said, okay. Here's our script and we did a table redesign table read laughed our asses off and next thing and now they're telling us how they're going to be together in I jim O'hare is attack dummy like the worst. So I'm thinking I'm GonNa Screw this up which I know would be a good Jerry move because Jerry would screw it up but this is Jim O'hare shooting this damn thing. So they sent us cameras and lights. In all boxed up and wiped down Amanda. Than we did it and then you set it up and then you put your zoom camera. So they could watch us and direct US and talk us through the piecing of things and then they scheduled each of us like a block of time. I think mine was two or three hours on a Tuesday morning and the funny part was you know it all take play takes place at night..
"strauss" Discussed on The Laugh Track With Gerry Strauss
"He's the office Nimrod who ripped his pants screwed up every assignment he was headed and yet somehow was married to Christie Brinkley. He Played Jerry Gurbaj, Aka Larry, Aka Gary on parks and recreation. He's Jim O'hare I'm Jerry Strauss, and this is the laugh track. Do. You need your weekly comedy fix. Relaxed while we visited the sitcoms you love the jokes you remember the characters you will never forget and the stars that bring them to you sit back. It's the laugh track with Jerry Stri. Hello again, everyone and welcome. The LAP with Jerry Strauss he is I i. Am Him and here. Thank you. Thank you so much for joining us. Again this week we are having such a great time here on the show and we're excited about where we've been where we're going lots of great interviews with your favorite shows. One of which I believe has just soared in popularity not only since it went off the air a few years ago but especially. This year here in two, thousand, twenty during. These uncertain times if you will the pandemic, of course, lots of anxiety, lots of stress. Let's of negative emotions out in the world. This shows the perfect adult man if you've never watched parks and recreation, go to net flicks or go to the peacock network wherever it may be. And Binge it. It's an easy watch and it's one of those shows that will make you laugh and make you feel good and make you love the cast of characters that it brings to you. One of which we talked to hear this week Jim. Of course, you know him as Cherry Gurvich. Gary Mortgage Larry Kirk itches name changes several times throughout the course of the series I. Hope that's not a spoiler but certainly a guy who was. A big part of the reason that parks and REC is a hilarious program and You'RE GONNA. Love it. You'RE GONNA love him, and we got a chance to get. Lots of insight into being a part of this amazing show and being Jerry I. Know a little bit about what it's all about to be Jerry. But this is a different jerry, very different Jerry and We get here all about it. So cool. So great please we know all of you. if you're not parks and REC fans you at least know some because the show has just become such a monster, such a monster such a quotable show. So if you have people in your life friends family whoever who liked parks and REC pass this interview onto them, send them the leg. Invite them to subscribe to our podcast. Go to.
"strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Who presumably started out his Yaakob and Americanized his name when he got here was also a Jewish immigrant then he had moved to the United States from Russia as a young man he likely I also worked in dry goods as a cutter and a Taylor. Although he had also dabbled in the brewery business in some other enterprises he was also an inventor he had developed a screw based clothing fastener and ironing board could also stretch clothes and folding press and those last two items were granted patents but that fastener was not take had also expanded his tailoring work to make tenths and wagon covers to capitalize on the need for those kinds of goods in mining towns in Nevada where he lived. He started making very sturdy. Long-lasting trousers for Labor's out of duck and Denham duck is like a very densely woven cloth and he eventually on the six suggestion relative started buying his duck yardage from Levi Strauss and company. Yes duck is usually compared to like a very densely woven canvas. Almost IT'S A. It's one of those things that people still make work clothes out of. Sometimes I don't love it. It's a little stiff for my tastes. It's very sturdy. It will last a long time and to please one of his tailoring customers who came in to order work pants for her husband who apparently wore through them at a pretty good clip Davis used rivets to reinforce the pockets. The story goes that the wife came in because she said my husband is worn out all his pants and cannot leave the house. I have to come places order. So she had to go back with a piece of string and Markley his waistline and other measurements. And then bring it back to the shop and she was delighted it appeared. Her husband was delighted. Jacob leader soccer has been around town wearing these pants so it seemed like everything was going great and he included that detail. Those riveted pockets. Unin number of other pairs of pants because people started to see these pants town and asked where they came from and could they also get the same ones and so he started making these pants with duck canvas and riveted pockets for more and more people as the riveted pants pocket became popular with his customers. Decided he should patent them but that was a really expensive process and the story goes that his wife didn't want him to spend money that they didn't have trying to do it so along a payment on an invoice that he's into Levi Strauss and company. He also sent two pairs of pants with the proposition that the company applied for the patent in his name and in return he would give the company half the rights to sell the pants. This is like the most trusting move. I can possibly imagine someone doing I know. Here's this thing I invented. I would like you to help me patent it by the way. It's not padded yet but here it is yet especially having been working on this day in history class and recently recording episodes on people like Filo Farnsworth and Nikola Tesla like. There are so many stories about a big business. That's like GonNa take this patent from you for no money and x Ray In a lecture that I was watching online of Levi. Strauss biographer whose book I used for a lot of this. She was saying to her. This really indicates how trustworthy Levi Strauss was perceived to be by people. That just knew his name like he just had this reputation for being a really honest and good man and so this person completely trusted him with his invention and there it went and Strauss was no fool. He went for the idea really quickly. He wrote up an agreement that gave the company Levi Strauss and company exclusive rights to sell the pants on the west coast and that quote rights outside of the Pacific Coast and territory shall be equally divided between ourselves and Davis Davis agreed to these terms and made it very clear that this was not just about the Rivets. It was also about the cut and construction. He offered to oversee the manufacturer of the pants. Either New York or in San Francisco whichever Strauss preferred in the first patent application filed on behalf of Davis was rejected on the basis that the military had been using rivets in the construction of shoes already and so that just using them on pockets was really not an innovation. Strauss did not accept this. He hired lawyers who specialized in patent law to appeal the case but it was once again rejected in early eighteen. Seventy three Strauss and Davis were preparing another. Go at a patent for these riveted pants. Jacob Davis and his family moved San Francisco in May a revised version of their application was submitted this time with more detail about the distinction between the riveting that they were using on clothes and the way that rivets had been used on shoes just a few weeks later on. May Twentieth Eighteen Seventy Three. The Patent was issued. Strauss paid Davis for the value of his home and store in Reno Nevada and the Davis made their move to San Francisco permanent so that Jacobs could oversee production of this new line of riveted trousers. Strauss later sold this back to Davis for a dollar. Many flipped it. Yeah it was a couple of years later. Bought back his house and shop in Reno and I think It was only like three months. After that that he sold it and at the time they marketed. These new pants as overalls and that were did not have the commutation of BIB overalls that it would have today They were sometimes called waist. Overalls like basically part of that was because you could wear them over other pants But people were them without pants underneath. It is well. The first batches went out in June of eighteen. Seventy three so. That was just a month after the patent was approved at nineteen fifty per dozen pair so Nineteen dollars and fifty cents for a dozen of them. This was a substantial increase over previous market prices for similar garments more than a dollar more than individual purchasers were used to seeing so for a A merchant that was the middleman to have to pay. That much per pant was significant. They really had to like explain. No these are going to last you so long. They are way stronger. Am better than other pants. Strauss opened up a new factory location. So they can start more serious production the following month. A place an ad for first class female sewing machine operators these operators had to bring their own sewing machines that were suitable for heavy work. Yeah he even in the advertisement. They laid out which sewing machine models would be acceptable. And if you didn't have one of those don't apply for the job Soon Levi Strauss and company also started selling riveted duck coats for hunting and by the end of eighteen. Seventy three they had sold an estimated twenty thousand garments. The pants that they were making it. The beginning bore pretty much all the characteristics. We see on Levi's today although they have shifted in style a little bit so they had copper rivets they had that mustard orange thread for stitching in the curvy. Shallow v Stitching on the back pocket the year after Levi and Jacobs riveted overall hit the market Levi was named by the New York Times. As one of San Francisco's millionaires. He had also set up the company which was basically functioning on its own as a separate entity from J Strauss brother in company Co partnership with his brothers so that they would have power of attorney and be able to make decisions about the business in the event that he was not able to. Yeah he kind of realized. This has grown massive and I can't be the only one who makes decisions if something goes awry and that same year Levi Strauss also sued a competitor who started using rivets in the construction of their pants that other manufacturer Abe L. Felt in company pulled all the product that they had made from shelves once that suit was filed but Strauss continued the legal action anyway in order to deter others from infringing on the patent does a couple of years later Levi Strauss and his brothers set up an East Coast Factory under Jacob Davis's supervisions to make riveted goods but in late eighteen. Seventy six another manufacturer. H W king and companies started making riveted goods as well Levi. Strauss has companies numbers drop even as they brought an infringement suit against this other company after a four year legal battle the case was decided in favor of Levi Strauss and company. Yeah that's a long time for that to drag out. But they were like nope. We're going to do it Eventually they did start as their patents did not last forever and they started realizing that they had to do branding so that their genes were completely recognizable from others and people could ask for them by. Look that's how they develop their logo. They kind of knew they couldn't stave off other people using rivets forever So they've got very savvy about how they presented their clothes. There were also two more deaths in the Strauss family in eighteen seventy four. Levi's brother-in-law and senior partner. David Stern died in January and in August one of David's sons who was just eighteen died for reasons that have been lost to the historical record and even as their losses the family also continued to grow through marriage and children and it reached a point where fourteen people were all living in Strauss's house including himself so they moved to a larger home on Leavenworth. Street in the eighteen seventies Chinese immigrants in California were being viewed with increasing hostility as they competed for jobs with white laborers in the same market with fewer and fewer opportunities in eighteen. Seventy six strauss was named an expose that appeared in the daily morning call. The claim was that Strauss was employing. Five hundred Chinese workers a rebuttal appeared in the San Francisco. Chronicle the following day saying that the company employed exactly one Chinese person and that person was in a position that white laborers had quote again and again tried and failed to do that. Position was cutting the dense fabrics. That were used to make these overalls generally Levi Strauss and company like a lot of manufacturers at the time really stressed in their advertising their goods were made by white labor. Yeah this was a whole problematic thing. We're GONNA talk about it a little more in a moment but We've talked before also on the show about the racism that became rampant particularly on the west coast of the United States during this time towards Asian immigrants And he continued to do business with Chinese merchants. He did not seem to have an aversion to them at all or be racist towards them in terms of business partnerships. But he kind of knew that if he was like yes. I hire Chinese leaders that it would tank the company because it would not trust him anymore so he was complicit in this whole system. But that doesn't seem to reflect a like a personal outward racism Rano and in eighteen eighty. He worked on the committee. That arranged the San Francisco Visit President. Rutherford B Hayes. This was kind of funny because it was reported that Mr and Mrs Levi Strauss attended a dinner in the president's honor but leave. I never got married so it is unclear if he had taken a female relative to this event or an acquaintance or if the paper simply got the facts wrong and January of eight hundred eighty one. The San Francisco Bulletin published the details of Levi. Strauss's funeral there's one problem. He was very much alive at this point..
"strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"That is friends without the our best fiends. So Levi quickly established a list of regular clientele and even if he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there. Were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business. Ostensibly for the company that his brother founded which was j Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty-five Levi sent a shipment of gold. Back to his brother's this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time. Which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency? Of course it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year. It didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah one of the things. That really made his business. It'll come up over and over that. Even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California Levi. Sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States. Move to San Francisco with her husband. David stearns and their children assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother. Louis also join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the US leave. I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business. Not living above it or Within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year it went from J Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late. Eighteen sixty s Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which was a vigilante group. Made up largely of merchants that formed to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. Oh they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee. Those committees there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing to city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this. That was much more of like a vigilante law force. That thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police were obviously to their minds. Not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time and eighteen fifty seven. The Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the S. Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic. More than four hundred people died at an estimated one point. Five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss brother in company from Levi Strauss and company incidentally the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant. He didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no. I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you. They're like yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco's citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it. California had entered the Union as a free state as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the Union there were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on. May Eleventh Eighteen Sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and hosts streets. A resolution was put forth that formed a Union Committee of Thirty Four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union. Fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi. Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. Yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and that it was gonNA completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. When the troops that were stationed at the Presidio? Were sent east to fight. It really left the people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection now. Volunteer group known as the Home Guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force. The Home Guard and the Union Committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican. Who is very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership. Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country afloat through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which often sold as a prophet after holding them. For some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen. Sixty seven was a four story building on Battery Street but clearly showed the company's Success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used. The word empowered to describe the Salespeople and clerks at Levi Strauss As being able they were empowered to meet the needs. Agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there was Unfortunately the late eighteen sixty s also came with family. Loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother. Rebecca pass three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs. In order. There is also an embezzlement scandal at Levi. Strauss and company are in October of eighteen. Sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars and left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question. Es Goodman was no longer with the company it was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company. This mix. The messages seemed to below over while Mr Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company NOR LEVI. Strauss personally seems to suffer. Any negative fallout from it. Yeah that's one of those stories were it's like. They completely claimed that it had not happened. So there is no record of it happening but then the fact that they're also like but also if you talk to that guy he doesn't You Know I. It does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put out in the press. The company continued explosive. Growth right into the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets. At that point his business had expanded to supply merchants. All along the Western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding farther into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up. We're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today. Which is blue jeans? I.
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For a variety of reasons We are talking today about Levi Strauss and historians really historically interesting because it touches on a lot of important moments in US history so he was an immigrant who ended up in a business that was impacted by and in turn affected the US civil war and including culture. He has a story that's tied to the Goldrush. She also had a vision for his adopted city of San Francisco that he worked really hard to achieve so that future generations would benefit from it And his life in many ways is the story of the United States in the nineteenth century from the perspective of Jewish Immigrant. Who became a captain of industry before we get into his story? I will make a confession. Which is that until fairly recently. Probably five years. This Chicago I thought Levi Strauss. Were two different people that have been business together a saying so clearly. I miss this in history class. Because even though people wear Levi's in you'd call it Levi Strauss. I didn't realize that was one person's proper name so I grew up in North Carolina. Not all that far away from cone mills. Which is who made the denim for Levi's five a lens for two hundred years or something so like this is a piece of history that is like a more steeped in. I didn't have confusion about whether Levi Strauss where two people. It's not my proudest moment. But in my defense even though I am a close person. I don't think I owned a pair of jeans of any flavor from about nineteen eighty five until like two years ago. Like that's just never been my things. So That's that's my excuse poultry. Though it may be that I just never examined Levi Strauss. Fit makes you feel better. I thought Hanna Barbera was one person with a woman. Oh No that'd be funny but no so Levi was born Lube Strauss on February twenty six of eighteen twenty nine in Britain Germany. His Father Hirsch Strauss was a salesman who sold household goods store door. This mother's name was Rebecca Haas Strauss. And both she and her screw up in Franconia. It's an area in the north of Modern Day Bavaria which was predominantly Jewish. Rebecca was her second wife. His first wife Mabel Bouwmans Strauss had died at the age of thirty five leaving him with five children then Hirsch and Rebecca had more children together a daughter and then lube and Hirsch Rebecca and their seven children lived in a three room downstairs floor of a two story house. So this was the time when Bavaria's udon addict or July was in effect that had started in the eighteen teens. In this law seemed as though it offered Jewish citizens the opportunity to pursue a number of jobs that had once been forbidden to them but in return it also created really strict regulations for their lives among them marriage and immigration of Jews was severely limited all Jews had to be registered. They had to take German names. They could not own land and even their language was codified so all public records had to be kept in. German. They could not use Hebrew for those someone like her Strauss who traveled through the area selling his wares also served as messengers and his community. Connector's during this time and in this profession Kirsch was sort of did from part of the. You'd need it working as a peddler which had been a traditional job. Jewish men in the area for a long time was no longer considered an acceptable career but older people like Hirsch. Who weren't able to pick up a new profession. Were allowed to keep doing it. Yeah it was expected that they would just eventually die off and so would that profession and all of the limitations of the Union. Edict eventually inspired immigration One of the marriage laws. That really created a problem was the only the eldest son of any Jewish household could get married and so there were some work arounds like if a another son that was younger wanted to marry a widow that was acceptable. Or if a couple that had no children wanted to give up the slot their eldest son would have had to another family so they can have two sons Mary. They could but basically this really limited the entire societal culture because these young women could not get married. All of these young men could not get married. It was frustrating so eventually they wanted to leave in eighteen thirty seven. There was a group of eighteen people that left eighteen young people and to of loves older siblings. Were part of that. They left Germany to make homes in London and New York in nineteen forty and nineteen forty one to more of the straws children followed suit in eighteen. Forty six hirsch died of this. Rebecca remarried soon after two curses brother. Who was a widower named? Lipman but libman died just a few weeks after the wedding. Loeb was seventeen at that time and see if his sister were still living at home. An immigration at this point was not easy. You couldn't just pick up and leave. The Bavarian government had to approve anyone who wished to leave the country. And you had to prove that neither you nor anyone in your family had any sort of criminal record and that you could afford to make the trip on March seventeenth eighteenth. Forty-seven Rebecca Strauss filed an immigration petition in which he stated that because she was a widow. She didn't have the financial support anymore. She didn't know how she would provide for her youngest son but she had children in the United States. Who can help her get settled? There Lube was old enough to work and contribute to the family's finances once they arrived and for his part Lube his own petition stating quote. No members of my family will stay behind. I will share the fate that has been assigned to me with them in foreign lands. I thus join my mother and her plea on June twenty sixth eighteen forty seven rebecca and her children so lab and his two sisters were approved for immigration. But they didn't leave immediately because Rebecca needed to make sure that the family that had gone on to New York had indeed made preparations for the three of them to arrive and live there. They finally made their way in the spring of eighteen. Forty eight although the specifics of their transatlantic passage aren't really documented or known. Jonas Ann Lewis Strauss. Libs brothers had both become dry goods merchants in the city. They'd open up a shop at three ninety three and a half grand street but by the time the family arrived they had moved to a more lucrative location at two three and a half. Division street may lived above the shop. Jonas had also gotten married and started his own family. And at some point Followed the example that his siblings had any changed his name to a more Americanized version. This was not uncommon In in the eighteen fifty cents as he is listed as Levi with a why he also started working in the family dry goods business while he was there. He learned English really quickly so that he could speak with business partners and customers and he applied for U. S. citizenship justice. His brothers had done before him. The Strauss's dry goods business was doing really well. They moved to another new location near Union market in eighteen fifty one and as their family businesses growing in new opportunity was making itself apparent across the country as the California gold rush foster new towns new prosperity and a need for dry goods. The Strauss brothers did not want to miss a chance to capitalize on this new market but they also needed to keep their established New York business going and so the youngest brother of the family was sent West five days after he took his oath of citizenship on January. Thirty first. Eighteen fifty three loop Strauss. Who was now going by Levi left New York for San Francisco aboard the US? Mail ship Georgia which was a steamer and the family had already loaded shipment of merchandise aboard another ship called the winged racer for Levi to take possession of once he reached San Francisco. The clipper winged racer was sailing down around the tip of South America and the North California leave. I would make the trip less time. Traveling through Panama was of course before the Panama Canal was built so he took the steamer Georgia to Panama and then traveled across thin strip of the country to Panama City on the Pacific side. He got on another steamer. They're called the isthmus. And that was bound for San Francisco. He arrived in San Francisco on March thirteenth. Eighteen fifty three. This was considered for a lot of people. Safer plan than trying to travel overland from New York to San Francisco because People often did not survive that journey or if they did get California they got there in pretty sorry shape This was a little bit of an easier. Booze and the specifics of Levi's first days in San Francisco are also unknown. He would have needed to rent warehouse space for the goods that were coming in the the winged racer and he would have needed to find lodgings for himself. He most likely had some letters of introduction to family connections. That had already made that journey west so it wasn't as though he just showed up and had to figure everything out by himself. He had some security net in place. That merchandise that had been shipped showed up two weeks. After Lebai dead on March thirtieth unlike other merchants you had to bid on merchandise that was shipped on Spec once it got to the port at San Francisco Levi knew what was coming he just had to inspect it. Accept it and then move it into the warehouse as he got to know the market in California he can ensure that future shipments contain items. That would be the most likely to move to make the most money and for clarity. Strauss's we're not opening a retail shop San Francisco. Even though they had sort of a similar one in New York they were basically setting up a wholesale business that would sell stock to other merchants for their shops. So leave I had to invest time in developing really good relationships with other businessmen in the area and he was twenty four at this point. He wasn't supporting a wife or family. So aside from attending synagogue and participating in social events primarily with San Francisco's Jewish community. All of his efforts could be.