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A highlight from "The Collector" with Daniel Silva and Col. Kurt Schlichter talks with Rep. Jim Banks & Byron York
"Good morning. So good to hear your voice. I always tell you I love your books, but I really love this book. The Collector, I have not read the last 20 pages because I did not want to run the risk of doing a spoiler on the show. This is fabulously plotted. Is this the 23rd Alain novel? It is, which is, I still can't believe that he has persevered all these years. You know, he was only supposed to be in a single book, unlike a lot of authors who have continuing characters. You know, they created the character for the express purpose of having him be a long -running protagonist. That's not what I did with Gabriel. He was supposed to appear in one book and one book only. And I was talked into writing the second book by a very smart figure in the publishing industry. That book did better than the first Gabriel Alain book. I was talked into writing another book by my editor at the time, the third book, which is sort of one of the most important books of the series, a book called The Confessor. It's difficult to believe, but when I first thought of The Confessor, it was not supposed to be a Gabriel Alain book. And now here we are, 20 books after that, 23 books in the Gabriel Alain series. And your art gets better. I suppose it's like an artist. You get better with age and with practice. Let me start by telling people about Compromat. Something I learned about in 1984 when I joined the Department of Justice and had my first defensive briefing because I was going to have classified, I learned about Compromat. I still can't believe people fall for it, Daniel Silva. And it's central to this book because this book is about Russian part. How much do you think it still goes on? I think that as I write in the book, that the book imagines that there is some internal resistance to Vladimir Putin. And now we know, thanks to the events of late July, that there is internal resistance to Vladimir Putin. And this character remarks to another character in the novel that it is the crowning achievement of the – Putin is not named as the president but of the Putin era – that Russia is a Compromat state, that everyone who participates in the Russian president's inner circle, who rises to power, who makes money, who has any position of influence, is compromised in some way by their very participation in the state. It is a Compromat state. But in terms of how the Russians compromise people into doing their bidding, as another character says in the book, why would anyone work for the Russians, really? Yes, some people believe in Putinism, but mainly they have two ways to recruit assets, and that is with money and to compromise them. And people get compromised for all kinds of different reasons. But money is a very powerful weapon that the Russians have wielded against the West. It's a topic that I've explored in previous books. And people do really foolish things for money. This is a great book. And sex. It is a great book for anyone who is going to deal with any foreign actor, but especially the Chinese and the Russians, to read just as a prophylactic kind of prudential read. Because it's riveting, and it's believable, and boy does it work. I want to ask at the very beginning, I've got lots of notes. I've got four pages of notes on this, so I'm not going to give anything away, but I'm going to ask you a lot of specifics. First of all, Van Damme. That's a name, I'm not going to tell you anything about that. There's a Van Damme in Ted Lasso. I'm just wondering, was that a connection, or does that come out of the brain of Danny Silva? Van Damme is a very, very common name. I'm not a Ted Lasso person. So no, there's no allusion to Ted Lasso in the... Okay, I'm just wondering, because Van Damme matters a lot in Ted Lasso. Next, Dr. Zhivago shows up a lot, and the quote is, And remember, you must never, under any circumstances, despair to hope and to act. These are our duties in misfortune. Boris Pasternak. That comes up three times in the book. Has that hung around in Daniel Silva's brain for a long time? Yeah, it's one of the most memorable lines from Zhivago.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"This. We are back with the answers to Ted Lasso, actors and actresses, let's see how you did. On this quiz. Number one, Hannah waddingham, who plays Rebecca and Ted Lasso. Played the shame nun on what HBO series, Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, Hannah waddingham is like an amazing Broadway singer. Look up some of her clips she is very talented and I think she sings on every season of Ted Lasso in some way. Number two, which actor filmed a segment featuring Elmo Grover and ask her the grouch for season 53 of Sesame Street, Brett Goldstein, Roy Kent himself. Number two, Brett Goldstein. Number three, Juno Temple played Marilyn Monroe on an episode of what Comedy Central series drunk history. Number three, drunk history. Got to host trivia one time at the Comedy Central drunk history tent at a big comedy festival in San Francisco. Probably about 6 years ago now. With Derek waters creator of drunk history, it was very, very fun. And all the bartenders in the tent were dressed as different historical figures. So I was like, Abe Lincoln, getting you like a gin and tonic. It was very fun. Number four, Brendan hunt, who plays coach beard, has appeared in commercials for Geico, Volkswagen, Oscar Myers, and skittles. That was the colorful candy. Skittles taste the rainbow. I bet he's in a weird one because there's a lot of weird skittles commercials. Number 5, Phil dunster, who plays Jamie tart played colonel John Armstrong and what Agatha Christie adapted film of 2017, murder on the Orient Express, murder on the Orient Express. Number 6, which Winnie the pooh character did Nick Muhammad voice in 2018s Christopher Robin, piglet. Number 6 is piglet. Number 7 James Lance, who plays Trent krem played a character named Martin aenus on a British comedy called toast of London. I mentioned it in the intro is one of my favorite shows to rewatch toast of London. Number 8, Jason Sudeikis was an animated father on son of zorn, son of zorn, kind of a cool idea. He was like a he man type animated character who had a real life son. I believe. I don't think I ever saw, but I remember the trailer for it. Number 9, toki jibo, who plays Sam is on an Amazon sci-fi drama series with Toni Collette called the power. Looks very cool. I kind of want to watch it. I think he's a photojournalist on it. Number ten, Sam Richardson, who is Edwin a Foucault host the little buff boy sketch on I think you should leave season three coming soon. I think in 18 days, it's at the end of the month. And I'm going to have a watch party. It's the funniest sketch series. I think I've ever seen. I'm going to say it. I've watched season one and two about 15 times. And that's another show. You can just keep watching over and over again. So can't wait for season three of that. And we'll do an episode, probably right before that comes out on seasons one and two, the best sketches from, I think you should leave. The bonus here for two points by the end of season three of Ted Lasso, 34 episodes will have aired. There's tenancies in one, 12 in season two, and 12 in season three, season three episodes are all almost an hour or longer, which is very exciting. So it's almost like a double season because season one, I think they're all right around a half hour. It's almost like we got four seasons of the show. But there you have it, Ted Lasso, actors and actresses, thanks for playing along today. Hope you had fun with that episode. We have a fact of the day for you, and that fact of the day is all about Japan. In Japan, there is a spa, where you can swim in a pool filled with red wine. So if you want to go soak and wine, go to Japan. There's your fact of the day. Fun thing I wanted to mention, I'm giving away a Ted Lasso funko pop of coach beard with a hula hoop around his waist pointing at you. It's a very cool, it was a con exclusive that now they carry at target. And I'm going to mail one to a very lucky Patreon subscriber. You have to be a subscriber of Patreon, Patreon dot com slash tribute with buds by this Monday. I'm going to do the raf on Monday. So I'm going to take all, I think I have 80 patrons. Put their names in a raffle, and pull one name that one name will get a free Ted Lasso, coach beard with a hula hoop at his rave on that episode from season two. Funko pop exclusive to cons and target. If you want to try and win that, make sure you are at least a dollar, to your member, Patreon dot com slash trivia with buds by this Monday, which is may 15th. Okay, we'll do that raffle sometime in the middle of the day on Monday. Your categories challenge is coming up right now and it is the letter E let's see if I can do this. Words associated with winter, how about Easter? No, that's more spring. Words associated with winter. Equator. Nope, that's the opposite. I can't think of anything. Nothing with E for winter for me. Man, that seems like it should have been easier. Things that have wheels. How about this one? Oh, this is bad. And things that you can get fired for egging your boss's car. There you go. I got one out of three. Egging your boss's car egging in general. We used to do that in high school. It's a terrible thing. I'd be so mad if I came out and it was egg all over my car from some punks, but we were those punks. Don't be those punks, tell your kids not to do that. I have a great time as a parent just thinking of all the awful things I did growing up and just explaining to my kids why those were obvious to do. And they're always like, you did that. I'm like, yeah, I was kind of a jerk. But most kids are. And all you have to do is guide them to not be as jerky as you were. I think that's all our goals as parents. Thanks for listening. Thanks for telling a friend, and we'll see you next time for more trivia with buds, cheers.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"Those are all your questions on Ted Lasso trivia. We'll be right back with the answers after this. We are back with the answers to Ted Lasso multiple choice trivia. Let's see how you did on this round. Number one, what state is Ted from? He's from Kansas, Kansas is Ted's home state. Number two, what is the name of coach beards on and off again girlfriend? Her name is Jane. We had Linda Stacy and Jane Jane is the answer there. And coach beard, one of my favorite characters in the show, Jess Scott, his funko, which you can get at target. It is a Comic-Con exclusive. I believe that you can only get at Comic-Con or at target and I went to my target. They had two left, I went to buy both of them, but the bottom of one of them had no bottom. It was just, there's no bottom on the box at all. So I left that one there, but I did get a great condition. Coach beard, dancing at his rave in his special episode from season two, where he has a hula hoop on it and he's pointing. It's fantastic. And I hope to get it signed by one day. One day by the actor who plays coach beard, that would be awesome. Number three, what color is the box? Ted gives Rebecca every morning, containing his homemade biscuits. It's pink. And I actually got to bring home a replica of this box. They had the biscuits at this event that I was at hosting trivia. They had a big pyramid of those biscuit boxes. So I brought that home for Ashley, who also loves the show. And when she picked me up at the airport, she was like, you gotta be kidding me. And we ate those biscuits. They were delicious. Number four, which actress does Roy can't say he once dated, that's Gina gershon, Gina gershon, and Ted says, oh, that makes me so happy. Number 5, what characters motto as football is life that's Danny Rojas, Danny Rojas. Number 6 on season three, the team travels to what city featuring windmills, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, and Jamie's character talks about going there as a kid. On trips with his mom and learning all about it, and he tells Roy about his adventures. Number 7, what type of cuisine is featured at Nate's favorite restaurant? It is Greek. He always wants to sit in that front window table, Greek. Number 8, what toy is Ted by his son for Christmas, a drone, a drone on the Christmas episode. Number 9, what social media site does keely promote with members of the team, banter with no E, BANT, R, banter, number ten, what Disney song does, Rebecca Singh, karaoke four, at a bar that is let it go from frozen, let it go. And the bonus for two points, what year was AFC Richmond founded? The answer there 1897, 1897. And there you have it, some fun Ted Lasso trivia to kick off Ted Lasso a week. Remember, a bunch of Ted Lasso inspired categories going up all this week to commemorate a fun memory in my life of hosting trivia for the cast just last week. It was so, so cool. Check out the Patreon Patreon dot com slash trivia with buds to see some exclusive pictures and fun stuff over there if you want to see more. And email me, Ryan buds at Gmail dot com anytime if you have any questions about this whole thing that I got to do. As you can tell, I love talking about it. We have a fact of the day for you. And the fact of the day for today is about Walt Disney. Walt Disney started sketching regularly when he was just four years old at Disney started sketching regularly when he was four years old. And for the categories category, we have these items here. Items in a suitcase starts with a C, I'm going to say clothes. That's a nice easy one. Bad habits. How about chewing your nails? 'cause I do that. It's my worst bad habit. I think that I recognize myself. And kinds of dances, the cha cha slide. Oh man, put all those things together, that's a fun vacation, right? Bite your nails, cha cha slide. And pack in those suitcases. All right, thank you guys so much for listening to this episode. Thanks for telling a friend who maybe loves Ted Lasso to listen to all the episodes this week, and we'll see you next time for more trivia with buds. Cheers.
Why are there so many good TV shows to watch right now?
"Why are there too many TV shows to choose from right now? For years, network TV had its classic season ending cliffhangers, streamers and premium cables are rolling out their big guns with shows like Succession. Everything I've done in my life, I've done for my children. And Ted Lasso. Rachel. Oh. Rock can't just say great job. Network TV is going for the ratings. Joyce ng, senior editor of the Hollywood award centric website gold Derby, says streamers and premium cable are looking at the May 31st deadline for Emmy consideration. Obviously, there's TV year round, a lot of great TV year round. But it's very back loaded in the last three months of the eligibility period, like the spring. Some shows like Squid Game premiered in the fall and had to wait about a year to win an Emmy for best series. I'm Ed Donahue
Webby Award nominations for Harry Styles, Lizzo, Post Malone
"Musician lizzo comedian Trevor Noah and the cast of Ted Lasso are among the nominees for webby awards, which recognize the best Internet content and creators on marches are a letter with the latest. Lizzo's watch out for the big girls show was nominated for a webby, Trevor Noah has been nominated for the segment's film between scenes at The Daily Show. The Ted Lasso cast was nominated for its collaboration with FIFA 23. The social media accounts of Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Garner and lupita nyong'o are nominated. Other nominees include Harry Styles, AirPods commercial, and the corn loving kid from recess therapy. The international academy of digital arts and sciences will announce the winners on April 25th, winners will give acceptance speeches of 5 words during a gala on May 15th in New York.
Bidens hosts 'Ted Lasso' cast to promote mental health
"The Ted Lasso cast as visited The White House for a talk with President Biden about mental health. Coach lasso? The podium is yours. I appreciate it. There you go. Thank you. Jason Sudeikis was in the briefing room next to castmates, including Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent. They're promoting mental health as a part of overall health and the importance of seeking help despite the stigma. Doesn't need to be that way. And simply offering support to those around you. It's a big theme of the show is like to check in. Sudeikis did have some fun. Yes, sir, you're familiar face. Hi. Taking one question from a packed room. Fake journalists. Castmate James Lance was standing among the real ones. Sudeikis answered one more question on his way out. Would he do his Saturday Night Live, Joe Biden impression? They got the real one here now. Sagar Meghani at The White House.
Bidens to host 'Ted Lasso' cast to promote mental health
"The Ted Lasso cast will be at The White House today to promote mental health. The Emmy winning show's third season started streaming last week. Today, Jason Sudeikis and several costars will meet with President Biden, whom a White House official says has seen the feel good series and is familiar with its message of hope kindness and empathy. The meetings aimed at discussing the importance of addressing mental health to promote overall well-being. The president's been calling on lawmakers to boost efforts toward fighting what he calls a mental health crisis. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Ted Lasso Premiere-Lasso intro and wrap
"Jason Sudeikis talks about the future of his character, Ted Lasso at the season premiere in Los Angeles of his comedy series. The premise for Ted Lasso came from a commercial for NBC's soccer coverage, featuring a former American football coach. In London. I mean, that's nuts. Sudeikis says he didn't know where this was headed. You never know what you're going to get to do three seasons. If anything, it was probably maybe presumptuous if not downright arrogant of us to think that if we got to do three. Ted Lasso has been a hit and star Cola bikini says the reason is in part timing. It premiered during the pandemic. It was a really, really tough time. And it was kind of like, you know, a warm blanket, you know, when you're heating out. Jason Sudeikis is not sure there'll be a season four of Ted Lasso, will he miss it? No, it's in me. It's always, it's always been a part of me to weather well before we did the commercial or the shows. Ted Lasso season three premieres next week. I'm Ed Donahue
"ted lasso" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Of this conversation like it's on a small scale right back like to think that vox crooked are useful homes for a different kind of media like the vox that is needed on. The vox in need in. Europe is fucking box like these racist You know Ted cruz wannabes. Yeah was it. Vox media fantastic. They do like super thoughtful analytical. Smart well reported. They'd journalism fulltime. But you knew you hybrid journalism and activism and all that and we know it's coming from the left right and it's just like the landscape on the left is like crooked media were hawkin underwear you know during commercial breaks to try to fund this little operation new york in the times that we had financial so but you know and then on the right. It's like billionaires cut giant checks and they're like okay charlie kirk okay ben shapiro. You know like spread your propaganda with young college kids and it's highly effective and it's not sophisticated strategies. Steve bannon says it. He's we just throw shit at the wall. You just cloud everything up yet. Well here. it's a story about ms thirteen committing. Some gruesome crime their story of refugees. It's the same narrative right half the time and made up and they don't care and you couldn't be more right about this like if i could see people always what's one thing that could happen. That could be important. Like beyond social media regulation. Which i think is most important what they get which i don't understand tommy like i really don't have asked you. This belykh. orban has some guys who are like. If for few billion dollars we can by the whole media of this country and basically turned people into like right wing footsoldiers. Like i don't understand why progressives who care about democracy don't just by the fucking media in. I'm not just talking about here. I'm talking about like all around the world. In these places where democracy under threat what is really need is investment in an type of oxen. Forgive me but it's also newspapers and television stations and by the way i wouldn't want our narrative i wouldn't want our media outlets to be mindless propaganda but i do think just giving people alternative. Fact based news in of itself is a value in pushing back against far-right politics. This is hugely important. It's so important. Yeah i mean look at the one of the nobel. Prizes just was awarded to this woman. Maria rosa. Who has this independent. Another transitional position. The rambler i didn't even. I wasn't going to put this on the list today because we i think we're going to talk to her sometime next week or the week after but you know she is this last vestige of independent media in the philippines all around her and the philippines. The right wing forces are are buying up the other properties. And that's happening everywhere. There's no like you said there's no analogous situation happening in countries where like say in mexico. A bunch of like centre-left or leftist billionaires individuals are buying media properties are launching media properties to get that point of view out there. We're not talking about like censorship or locking out conservative voices which is balancing out the ledger. No yeah this is where i get what aboutism saddam's talking about my book about like what about cuban-venezuelan. I'm like look. I don't like autocracy anywhere. The left like left wing autocracies not worth buying up the media controlling the information space around the world rearrest. She's so important. If you have involved her case in the philippines because dude incredibly intimidating guy. He's politically popular there yet. They've cornered the media. There's extrajudicial killings there's intimidation of journalists. And they've been hounding her On trumped up bullshit charges and the fact that she this. This woman stood up to deter tei and refuse to compromise. Her journalism was like the lifeline for other people in the philippines. I've talked to people in civil society. There dislike. she stands for all of them and she stands for the power of truth in the power of accountability and power of journalism. And just also the power of like standing up to bully. You know it's also the power of facebook can can really screw up. The media landscape only weaponized in places like philippines totally weaponized. We could ran about this for hours. Yeah it is so fascinating. Yeah so we've got two more things so let's talk about Because we have some bad news about the civil war neath ups so just remember. We've talked about this bunch times. The ethiopian government has been waging war against the northern tigray province. It's much smaller. But there's faction they are called the tigray people's liberation front or dplf. That is a bunch of people who used to be in charge of ethiopia their enemies of the current prime minister so they've been fighting for about a year. That fighting is included the ethiopian military attacking tigray and the airtran military also joining in. And then they've been cutting off aid to the region so just starving people to death There had been sort of like a partial ceasefire or at least a stalemate for bit but yesterday. Atf spokesman said that the ethiopian government has launched a major ground offensive into tigray again. The front of the pod. Nima all bogere reported that ethiopia's government has been using commercial airline to shuttle weapons to you and from eriteria which is very very illegal. A violation of international law the bite administration said they're prepared to impose sanctions on ethiopia. So again more great reporting here by nima at cnn shut up to her but then again like my questions like like this reporting is happening in real time right like major ground offensive shuttling weapons on like you know commercial airlines. I'm still not seeing International community come together to pressure ethiopia to stop the fighting despite credible accusations of war crimes genocide. I realized that the security council at the un is fucking useless because the russians and chinese block. Everything but i. I don't know it's like it. It's very hard to watch knowing a solution catastrophe in i think first of all that that's a major aircar africa like it's major. How you get around africa right And yet they're doing that like you know sanctions like have a hugely overused but they do have a place and your shuttling Weapons on on a major commercial air carriers kind of the definition of sanctionable behavior. I do think. I mean one of the other things you don't see is more african leaders on this right like i like the one place where the biden team to focus. And i'm sure they're doing this to some extent believes like tr- you know it's not in the interest of that part of africa. Have this this kind of war. That could scott out so like you know the security council. You hit roadblocks like your defined groupings of countries. That care about this. And don't wanna see escalade. And that has include african countries as well as europe in the us and others. Because this isn't this just keeps getting worse. You were talking about this. You've refugee flows out of ethiopia into sudan a country that has had enormous challenges over the past donkey. You still have these unbelievably like kind. Decent sudanese families inviting refugees into their homes. Can only imagine the it. Yeah it's just staggering. Okay so again The call goes out to anyone listening in a position to say something. Do something about this d like tweet us. Whatever you're working on. Whatever statements gone out. We want to highlight them. Support okay. We're dumb story to close the show ben. We've talked before about sometimes ridiculous gift. Exchanges happen between heads of state or govern officials had to say you have a lovely story about the The saudis trying to buy you and everybody else on the obama delegation off with was a jewel swatches suitcases full of jewels. fabric fabric. Like like i when. I got to saudi arabia. There was a suitcase and to thousand nine. Th obama there's a suitcase full of jewels waiting for me..
"ted lasso" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Like we should be building and some of the happens. And i've been a part of some of that but like there needs to be the same kind of understanding that we tend to think of what happens in the politics of other countries is a foreign policy issue. it's not what the republicans figured as it's a political issue you know like there's a shared identity politics right and and we should see the political success of center left and green parties and progressive parties in europe as a part of our political project globally. It's not a foreign policy thing alone and don't leave it to just farm policy nerds to do it. I want to see the people in this country who are working on redistricting reform working with people who doing that in europe because guess what the same fucking problems. People working on political corruption and finance in this country working with their european solidarity across the board There should be that degree of coordination and again part of the problem is it's gotten silo d- as someone who's been a part of these transatlantic dialogues. It gets silent as kind of a foreign policy discussion where the people really need to be talking to. Each other are like grassroots. Moving type folks like like to use a crooked metaphor place like boats save. America coordinating is probably more useful than you like. Holy fahd save the world. You know. Like like yeah. It's it's how do you do activism. Right and i should say part of the reason why we have activists on this podcast in my view is we're platforming. Hey what are they doing. So can we learn from it can. Can someone here like something cool. That someone's doing hungry and repurpose that strategy. In the us or somewhere else we need to create that same kind of community of people that have access to best practices and good ideas and insureds yemen and success begets success. Right like the vox there. They would make their slogan. Make spain grid again. Unless like right wing politics fault ascendant because of the success of trump. That's right and when when one of these parties like does well it's like somehow look good for the republicans like we should feel the same way as american democrats should feel like it's good for us when a social democrats did well greenberg like. That's good for my politics. You know and also like i just the number of times i've had conversations with elected officials or like big donors and have had to explain the media landscape in the us in how unbelievably tilted. It is on the right. Not just with fox news but with breitbart in the federalist and all these right wing websites that are not real media institutions. They're not businesses. they're not trying to turn a profit like the daily wire. They are political weapons wielded by the republican party in like billionaires who use them in service of like getting rid of regulations or tax cut and we need to be doing the same shit. We can't dump like just thirty million dollars worth of tv ads into the last week in. Miami republicans are buying the radio station. Miami for two hundred fifty grand. And they're doing it a couple years out and you're converting all the programming to this right wing like pro-trump talk yet and we are getting our clocks cleaned by sinclair news and cable news. I mean like even msnbc. Rachel maddow were the rumours that she is going to be replaced by george w bush's former communications director now. I'm not throwing shade at nicole wallace year. Like she does a good job but like brazil. Meadow is the leading lefty. Primetime nbc person. Yeah well you couldn't be more right. I mean and again like read after the fall if you haven't Because i described like what orban's is. He bought the local newspapers. He bought the low in not himself but his cronies the local radio stations they dominated the information space and then the far right in this country has perfected the use of facebook and social media in ways. That's what see bannon contend when people would say like what used. Steve bannon political vice. Well actually like he may be a fucking asshole but like you know. He does understand. Juicing algorithms in spreading narratives and what they can do is communicate to them. Hey here's how you use social media use facebook to get your message out and like to return to the beginning.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"I'm not criticizing him as a human but company have we kind of our company was reportedly awarded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of government contracts to take care of troops in In afghanistan at the time this is back in the day so again. I want to stipulate that. I don't really have any real insight into what the kids do for a living. How they make their money. Yeah but boy does it look bad. Yeah look that months after. Afghan government collapsed in his moron by the twenty million. Dollar house with fucker doing that. And that's twenty minutes from here. You know i yes. I mean what to say about this because it is. It is kind of like the coda to the whole thing. We just went through the perfect exemplar of the corruption. In one of the things. I recently is that you'll remember at the at the moment when gandhi came to the us and he met with biden and he said like we're gonna fight and said they're going to put together this collection of they're gonna get the band back together of like the the northern alliance militia leaders and warlords these people and ward aqua fit that gail right You know these people. Did you know some people commented that like it's weird that the taliban controls all of afganistan now when they'd never even did in the late nineties. I think par- what happened. Is those guys all kind of said there with the program. We're gonna fight. The taliban what's changed in twenty years is these guys have all gotten phenomenally. Rich off the corruption of the afghan war and intruded people locally shit in many cases and therefore they had an escape valve. Right whether it's to the emerets or whether it's to beverly hills like your wife. Stay and fight when i can go by twenty million dollar home hills. Yeah your cash was in london and you lost legitimacy of the people in your region so yeah and to those who rightly point out that this stroz like the corruption of afghanistan's leaders It is also on on the united states. Like the this whole war facilitated this kind of endemic corruption. Yeah it's not a. It's not a coincidence that x. Kids started a company that got. Us government contract exactly right and and and so there was a lot of corruption priced into this and and the aftermath is like ordinary afghans are screwed and living back on the taliban and this guys and again like it's not his personal like he's not the one who invented the system but it is an example of what happened Speaking of countries we invaded ben On sunday iraq went to the polls for their national election. Your transitions are even better than usual. Today i'll say he speak my language. So here's what we know about. The results Turnout was forty one percent not great. Us level turn heredia record low for the post zane era. The previous low was forty. Four percent of the two thousand eighteen. Election's that doesn't suggest much faith in government or the electoral process. We know the popular. Shia cleric muqtada. Al solders political movement was the big winner. It looks like he will now control seventy seats in the three hundred twenty nine number iraqi parliament. That's up from fifty four seats. Solders candidates also appeared edged out the Alliance which the ap described his Affiliated with an umbrella group of mostly pro ron she militias now comes. The government formation process So this election was held a little early in response to protests against government corruption. Those protests Protesters the time in two thousand nineteen and twenty twenty. Were that with extreme violence. Hundreds were killed. Many of those protesters reportedly sat out of this election in further protests. But then i mean matata assad. Her name probably familiar to a lot of people who pay attention to the iraq war invasion and resistance there. Can you remind listeners. Who this guy is and what his political success means to you for the future of iraq yet. Now this is what jumped out to me. Kazan look like in terms of what's gonna happen in iraq. I mean their politics is just kind of most bizarre coalition building across different sects and different characters. Who never go away. And it's it's usually like kind of a like a attentive piece essentially between rival factions. And and hopefully you get a competent prime minister out of that But to me. You like mcdonnell solder to the world who weren't consuming the news and tuna three You know this guy was like the boogeyman rolex. He was so solder. City is a huge swath of baghdad. A more impoverished shia Part of baghdad and saad was an antagonist of the us occupying force in the early days and was kind of like public enemy. You would think that like there questions whether we should kill him. And you know the the neocons or breathing fire about solder And and since then he's gone through multiple iterations the original Influence of of solder was at they delivered services in their neighborhood. You know they were close to the people on the ground and they were seen as he came from a clerical family that had tried to fight poverty and try to stand up for the rights of shia but he stood against the us occupation an idea. Look he's not the taliban by any stretch and he's had shifting alliances and he's worked with the us and something's and oppose and others but if you had said in two thousand three inches and four that in twenty twenty one. The taliban control afghanistan and mcdonnell solder would emerge as the most influential powerbroker iraq. Then like people would. That would have been like you know john. Son's avandia wept. Dow rumsfeld would've like flexed in you know Like this this is a a such a rebuke of the early hyperbole and exceptionalism of the american invasion of both countries. I this is something very interesting. About the fact that we're sitting here looking at sada's achieve powerbroker iraq and the taliban controlling afghanistan young and and i think there's a direct sarah's a different kind of politician the taliban and he obviously exist within like a democracy of sorts in the sense that there's kind of necessity of coalition building. But but yeah like. Just go back in time. And and and and dangle that one out there and see what the responses would've been on the washington post op. ed page. I would love. Our positive world is brought to you by zip recruiter. When it comes to looking for a job most people would probably agree that the whole experience.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"This because even cure starmer who is the leader of the labor party kinda ducked a question of whether the sale should be blocked and he said well really an independent regulator should look at this baba block a wishy. Washy wh what do you think like. What's the rule of government here to protect the essentially. Just sort of like a foul bad actor from becoming part of this treasured institution. When i should add like the from a branding perspective. You're bigger primarily guy. Than i am. But i mean recently though Fairly more people around the world probably see the word emerets and the fly emerets jersey. No idea wouldn't lie emirati or am we had for years about. Yeah but that's what people think about the e. soccer's right look. I i i love brits. I love the night kingdom. I believe in the special relationship. So i'm contextualising criticism about to make that all supply obviously to the us and have another cases. There's you know the uk. London has always been something of a destination for all manner of wealth including ill-gotten wealth larryelder. No secret that. Like a lot of russian oligarch camp out there. They parked money there. They have people doing the back office for them their law firms pr firms. There's kind of like an industry of of managing ill-gotten wealth or stashing it in london. You know And by the way. Like i said sending happens to some extent new york but london in particular now south dakota to get out to go to to and and look. I think that as you get into a post brexit. Uk the idea that That that's one of the comparative advantage is right word. But it's one of the ways in which the uk connects with the world. Is that that it's a funnel for all this wealth and what the it's clear. What the saudis. Get from this branding exercise. They get a play thing. International soccer is kind of at the forefront of global pop culture and all that good for them. What are the brits get from this. At a certain point the balance of who's getting advantages from this kind of tilton the favor of the putin's and yeses of the world And what happens. Intangibly small d- democratic values if like the iconic cultural institutions of your country are kind of sold to people who murder and cut up journalists in consulates. You know so i do think There should be across the board like a greater reckoning in the uk with how much they wanna be the kind of destination for this kind of wealth or a part of the pr campaign in the west for autocrats I just think the regulatory issue. But it's also a decision that you're making as a country in society about like. Hey do we want our connick and look. We're going to do this in the us. Nbs came here. He wants to invest in the movies. And you know like i. Just edit certain point like certain conduct that i think should be disqualifying for giving that kind of entry point into literally the national psyche. Which is what you know. Premier league is pretty central to yeah and there's reports that mama bin salman warned boris johnson in a text message. Which by the way. Don't take text messages from this guy. something we've learned because they pay for spy software. Yeah bezos to like Yeah i think there's a rumor that he got hacked in a text message is not ideal but that he might have sent a text. Boris johnson basically Make asking him to intervene. Correct an initial decision not to allow the takeover back earlier. This has been something that's been in progress for a while. So yeah it does seem like government at all levels is kind of slowly acquiesced in you know look we're not blaming newcastle fan. No i was listening to roger bennett's pod many blazers sigma newcastle. And it's one of those you know sort of like i kind of like a you know. Ohio steel town riley. Yes industrial like has had been hard times. The this horrible owner come in who promised to make the club better completely. Shut the bed and they just despised him and they wanna know about no matter what that's at i mean i don't know you're right though should be some kind of guardrail. And you're like the bush. Johnson text exchange is An example of what. I'm talking about the leverage shifts and suddenly you know over time there's more and more leverage in the hands of the people with this kind of money that's invested in your country and then you know. I acquiesced the purchase of this team but when is at enter into other issues involving the saudis where you're acquiescing because they have so much money invested in the uk. And you're right. I don't hold it against newcastle fans. I think the thing that people need to consider those. We talked a few months ago about that kind of aborted effort to create a super league. You know there was gonna screw soccer teams across europe essentially by essentially having like a pay and league where you have to have a certain amount of wealthy isn't as deems. that's where this all leads. You know if if it all becomes about like who can can come with the biggest. You know checkbook You're gonna end up with this kind of bifurcated inequality in sports and you're gonna end up with the lowest common denominator superhero movies in in pop culture like like if you're prioritizing money over everything else it it ends up backfiring on you. What you love about sports you kind of you lose to some extent you know your is not a good man i would not want mohammed bin salman owned by team. I'd feel weird about it. You know i. I don't love my sports owners in the us But like they're you know we're dealing with kind of our set of astles with like james dolan in the knicks and yeah johnson jets. You know autograph kinda sucks but like like the the the. The guardrails wouldn't exclude them. There's just shitty owners. You know started sort admiralty exasperated murder. Yeah guardrails it's not just allegation like their investigations. The un rapporteur like dead. The murders ordered a clear. Yeah and so. That's what you're allowing. Is that person to.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Listen you're only hurting yourself if you not heard this show So it's about his five hundred forty four days subtitle. Yeah in the hellish. Even evan prison hellish evan prison in iran. Keep it all in So is about his time there. The obama team's nuclear negotiations with iran. This massive effort to negotiate jason's release. Ben was a part of this interviewed in the show. All these senior biden officials. Who wouldn't talk to us. If we pitch them hundred times today are in this show but what really makes the pods. So fun is hilarious. You get to meet jason's mom you meet his wife yagi they have. This gallows humor even when jason is like literally before a judge nicknamed the judge of death so check it out. It's only on spotify. it's free give it a try. I knew yagi. So i wasn't surprised that she's emerges a podcast star I did not know jason's mom right in just when i thought this podcast getting better. This like totally extraordinary woman puffs of she like you moved istanbul when she was single after a trophy die. But then my favorite is it like they coacher to act like a kind of submissive running woman when she goes to the prison and tries to plead for some access to jason or jason's case and instead she just decides to be the biggest heart asthma world. It's awesome imagine. Here's like a mom and marin down like you go through this massive life changing. I'm gonna move to tehran for a couple of years. I'm gonna move to turkey. Excuse i wanted to hang out with that. Wanna podcast on her. Also there's a new season of philip cardi's podcasts on holier than thou is back for season two. This season is all about the little guy bands. All but the mets in your life people get knocked down getting back up navigating reentry into this whatever reality were in now this hybrid. Hell us check out holier than thou wherever you get your pods Ben we've got a lot to talk about today. In fact we were going guest list because we had too many topics topic list is too long. We just didn't want to shave. We got some good guests in the queue though. Yeah we we do we We're going to talk about. Why s special forces were in. Taiwan military training mission talk about the saudi government's latest opulent acquisition. A premier league soccer team the newcastle bone sauce An how it's a on jersey but currently newcastle united of it. Yeah we'll explain all Biden syria policy whites bad to steal a nuclear submarine secrets from the navy idea. A breakthrough in the fight against malaria a twenty million dollar home in beverly hills and what it tells us about afghanistan iraqi election results ted cruz and afar gathering in spain in ethiopia update and gift giving in the trump era. This is a great low fun story that that last of the fun. Let's start with china. Ben because it's big serious important so last week The wall street journal reported that about two dozen members of us special operations unit in a contingent marines. They've been in. Taiwan secretly training taiwanese military forces for about a year The timing of this report was not ideal. Part of me thinks that chinese intel is probably been. Yeah top of this. Let's just be clear. It was not secret from the chinese rounded but the context is that the chinese have been flying lots of threatening military flights near taiwan And then brought her. You know more broadly. The chinese military is in the midst of this year's long military buildup. That is incredibly alarming. If you are a hundred miles away from the mainland taiwan so Interestingly though ben china's response to the reports of this us training mission was it's relatively muted. The washington post described their responses cautious. Surprise me a bit. China called on the us to cut off Military support for taiwan but that reaction as compared to the total freak out about the okkas deal providing sub technology. Australia or this other weird report that a us nuclear submarine collided with an object in south china sea. It was just like didn't really compare on saturday. chinese president. Xi jinping again vowed to achieve unification taiwan's is in a major speech. He said that quote. Achieving unification through peaceful means is most in line with the overall interests of chinese people including taiwan compatriots but quote those who forget their heritage betray their country and seek to break up. Their country will come to no good end end quote so that's intense yeah President of taiwan is about to resist unification. So ben two questions. Were you surprised that this response was was relatively muted and then to bigger picture if someone is listening in thinking why on earth with the us. Ever risk getting involved in a war with china over. Taiwan what would you tell them. What what the interest here That leads us to do things. Like deploy special operations forces to taiwan or sell them billions of dollars military hardware. So i guess i wasn't. That surprised that the media response in because as we were kind of chuckling at before. I'm sure the chinese new about this training mission and the more aggressive military tactics that they've been engaged in so they basically fly planes through taiwanese airspace kind of act like they have no regard whatsoever for taiwan's sovereignty. That was probably part of the response. You know like kind of messaging that goes back and forth between military's you know and and look in terms of wide care. I mean so first of all it's like a a place with almost twenty five million people who live there who clearly do not want to be reunited with china and lose the democracy that they've built but i think it's also the case that the kind of us presence commitment engagement project in the region and the asia pacific in the entire post will were to period has at its core like a handful of democracies that we've been close to and supported in that japan south korea and taiwan all rumor very close to china and then of his his mother countries that are further away and i think that the the basic judgment. I usually don't subscribe to like the. We've actually take an issue with the kind of credibility police. You know thing happens in one place. It's going to be message. Add another rose a message. I do think that if china rolled tanks into taiwan and kind of extinguished democracy of twenty five million people right in the neighborhood of japan south korea at the same time that they're militarizing rocks in the south china sea and claiming that whole body water. It is kind of like the moment at which like things are really decisively. Tipping not just away from us influence but away from kind of democratic politics Away from countries making their own choices rather than having china make them for them. And and so. I think taiwan is kind of test of like knowledge is the. Us support allies like japan and south korea but just can countries Resist the kind of gravitational force of china and it's also the case said dust far we've seen china essentially swallow up. You know extinguish to ben writes Inside of you know. What are their borders We've seen them after the one-country-two-systems agreement with hong kong can do the same there. This would be the most aggressive expansionist and probably militarized action. That china takes. And you know once you start kind of conquering territory with your military and absorbing populations into your country like the the stakes are higher in terms of. Where will that stop know. And i'm sure the chinese would say well we've always said taiwan's apart china so stop there but you know they are building like militarize structures in the south china sea here. There's there's a risk that paying is is is a more classically strongman expansionist character. You is a. He is troubling. I'm sure this was the subject At a meeting. Last week between jake sullivan by national security visor in his counterpart zurich sequoia place to meet just generally i think they agreed to schedule. A virtual meeting with biden and xi jinping. Did you raise this on a reason. Show there's these reports that she hasn't left china for like six hundred plus days..
"ted lasso" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout
"We talk about parenting issues. But once a week catherine i like to get together to discuss. Tv movies books and other entertainment topics. Because it's nice to talk about something other than parenting for a change this week. We continued with our two half hour streaming comedies. And what are the light. It is to have two half hour things to watch our long or two hour long things. It just get it done so quickly when you look at the. How much longer is this to go. And there's five or eight minutes but both of them were enjoyable passed quickly so We watched these to have our streaming comedies one super sunny and one more dark instead of these sunny one as always was ted lasso the episode for the children which is season one episode. Four for all of you watching season two right now and loving it or griping about it. We're still on season one. And we're on a high. So we're not gonna see look at your tweets and comments about season two. Sorry again you keeps popping up on my facebook feed stuff about season to season. One is still quite lovely. This episode was about a fundraiser. That rebecca was hosting in the absence now of her husband. Apparently he used to be the big wheel on it but now she is planning it all by yourself. It's a fundraiser. For underprivileged children. There is an auction of footballers against we call them Auction of the players on the team. And then there is supposed to be a musical guest and this was an episode in which almost entirely rebecca was not the villain not even a tiny little bit now. he didn't do anything shady at all. She was just completely wrapped up in the responsibility of doing this thing and the fear of screwing it up and also awareness it. Everybody still wishes her husband was in charge of it right And so the first thing that goes wrong is the musical act isn't going to appear and then the reprehensible husband does show up and sort of takes over in his super oily way. I will not call it. Charming though other people may find it so we clearly are not meant to and he's quite a piece work and you know does the auction and and so this is. It was basically a really enjoyed seeing that that really vulnerable side of rebecca and i also love developing fresh friendship between her and keely gas and i enjoyed the moment in the bathroom..
"ted lasso" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout
"Week of october fifth. I'm katherine lecco on here. With terry morrow hello usually on this. Podcast we talk about parenting issues. But once a week terry and i liked to get together to discuss. Tv movies books and other entertainment topics. Because it's nice to talk about something other than parenting for change So we are now into the third week of the two series that we have picked. We have ted lasso and only murders in the building so yes you will start with ted lasso. This week's episode. We're on season one for everyone else in the world is on. He's into this. Episode is called. Trent krim the independence. And as i promised you last week the incriminating photos proved to be dealt with very quickly and easily. Yes we've not have to worry about that and the scary two-tone hair report. A guy turned out to be khanna decent. Yeah he was him. He was won over as everyone is slightly. Ted yes and he you know. Rebecca agreed you know. She stopped publication of the photos because she was afraid that keely was gonna figure out that it was her who had caused them to be taken right and her her deal with the newspaper publisher. Was that this. Trent krim the scary two-tone hair man was going to do a profile of ted and she that would achieve the same. Yes and the community against ted because to this guy right and sure enough that backfired upon rebecca as well. I did and i kind of loved that it wasn't like ted went to the school and made a big inspirational speech. That one the guy over or you know there was like no one big thing is just he could see what ted was doing and that it made sense and then you know not just that he was a good guy. 'cause i don't think you know who cares about that but that he's doing his kind of doing something valuable for the community one way or the other right and also that obviously his i mean. Some of his strategies are interesting in good for the team. Another not winning yet ryo. Yes we see the started to see this week. The little cracks. In roy kent as starting to realize that he needs to be a leader on the team and he really doesn't want to be no. He is feeling compelled to do it. He knows the ted has manipulating into doing this. And yet still makes him angry that he has to do it. Of course yes do it. Yes and there's really nobody else who can so that. That was fun. We mentioned last week. That the actor who plays that character won an emmy. We haven't really seen much of him yet. So now i see where we're going with that. Yeah he's terrific simultaneously decent.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Parenting Roundabout
"Terry morrow and i'm here with catherine calico. Hello usually on this podcast. We talk about parenting issues. But once a week catherine i like to get together to discuss tedi movies books and other entertainment topics. Because it's nice to talk about something other than parenting for a change last week. We started two new series. And this week we are watching these second episode of both ted lasso and only murders in the building so since we talked about it last ted lasso itself somany's for its first season are episode right after the emmys and so you might all have wondered. Why aren't they mentioning it. That's because we recorded before. And really honestly i didn't realize the emmys were still a thing until the night they were actually on so anyway. Won for best comedy and best actor in a comedy for jason davis here here and best supporting actress in a comedy for the actress who plays the owner handled damn hannah wanting ham which also here here. She is terrific. An part could so easily be cartoon mean person and yet somewhere buried deep into below. You know a nuclear protection devices layers of of Defensiveness there's a heart and.
Netflix Wins Big at the Emmys
"The emmys were last night and netflix. Dominated the show we look at what series one and wide net flicks is the king of tv right now. I'm oscar gonzales filling in for roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. Joining us is seen at senior reporter. Joe salzman welcome joan. Thank you all right. Well let's break down the show last night be who are the big winners in and one who who won. Let's put it that way. Well we're talking networks slash service. Netflix As you noted was the true winner of last night it one more emmys than any other network at one more enemies than the next two companies combined and it was the first time in years that hit that it outright beat. Hbo and the number of wins at tied. Hbo once in two thousand eighteen but really hbo has been the king of any statues perennially for for years. It was also the most emmy wins that any net tied cbs way back in the pre Streaming pre cable dominance era. Cbs one forty four emmys in one ear. And that's the most up until the only network. That's one that many up. Until this point. So in terms of the companies i wanna flex was was clearly out ahead and then partly. That was because of some of netflix is shows the crown one At tied with the queen's gambit for the most emmys first single program they both want eleven and then among others you know there are a lot of standouts from scrappy your upstarts from apple d. Plus for example ted lasso. They're sort of sports workplace. Fish out of water comedy series won seven awards total Including big awards for comedy series and three acting awards last night so it was a big night for streaming services and a big night for some Buzzy rituals that may be people hadn't heard of before
Netflix Rules the Emmys, Topping HBO as Winner of Most Awards
"All right. Well let's break down the show last night be who are the big winners in and one who who won. Let's put it that way. Well we're talking networks slash service. Netflix As you noted was the true winner of last night it one more emmys than any other network at one more enemies than the next two companies combined and it was the first time in years that hit that it outright beat. Hbo and the number of wins at tied. Hbo once in two thousand eighteen but really hbo has been the king of any statues perennially for for years. It was also the most emmy wins that any net tied cbs way back in the pre Streaming pre cable dominance era. Cbs one forty four emmys in one ear. And that's the most up until the only network. That's one that many up. Until this point. So in terms of the companies i wanna flex was was clearly out ahead and then partly. That was because of some of netflix is shows the crown one At tied with the queen's gambit for the most emmys first single program they both want eleven and then among others you know there are a lot of standouts from scrappy your upstarts from apple d. Plus for example ted lasso. They're sort of sports workplace. Fish out of water comedy series won seven awards total Including big awards for comedy series and three acting awards last night so it was a big night for streaming services and a big night for some Buzzy rituals that may be people hadn't heard of before
Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' Streaming Triumph
"This year's Emmy awards are in the books and for one show and one streaming service the ceremony was a crowning success it was the favorite to win for best drama and other awards but you wouldn't know that by the reaction of a livia Colman when she won Best Actress for her performance in the crown I did put money on that not happening after being the odds on favorite to capture the drama watch the Netflix series came through and then some sweeping the entire field of drama acting awards not only did Netflix score with the crown it also captured a series win for the queen's gambit between those two shows in the top comedy Ted lasso which is on apple TV streaming services show they've grabbed a position of prominence in the TV industry I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
TV's White Guys Are in Crisis
"So we're going to try this episode to critique the position of white guys on television without sort of repeating the problem that white guys on television currently present which is that. they're not the point and yet they're the point. I want to dive in by talking about this great piece. Catherine wrote for vulture about the crisis. That white guys are going through genetic. Maybe you'd think it's not really an emergency. So bad so white guys are still of course all over television as they are in the world but they are on television in a different way in certainly in some new shows and they have been in the past. And you can see that in shows like peacock sitcom rutherford falls. Amc's genre bending. Kevin can himself and the two big hits of summer. Hbo's hotel drama. The white lotus featuring a bevy of white guys who were going to get into and of course ted lasso. Basically the white guy who used to be. Tv's default protagonists are not but who are they. What does it say about them. And us catherine have i. We're gonna keep talking now. I would just shamelessly coach from your piece. So why don't you tell us. It's central argument. Yeah for what i think the framing of it as a crisis it has been really interesting to see responses from two different sides of sort of people who look at the headline that are immediately put off by it. People who are like. I don't want to hear about a crisis for white guys like i'm done. We talked about them too much. And then of course from the other like terrifying side of white guys being like extremely mad at me and sending me all kinds of emails but it was in response to something. I started noticing as a pattern in new television shows that were coming out this summer. And something i saw. Rutherford falls and kevin can f- himself in particular. I had this sudden realization that they're like the same show at the core
What's Next for TV's White Guys?
"We're going to try this episode to critique the position of white guys on television without sort of repeating the problem that white guys on television currently present. they're not the point and yet they're the point. I want to dive in by talking about this great piece that catherine wrote for vulture about the crisis. That white guys are going through. Maybe it's not really an emergency so bad so white guys are still of course all over television as they are in the world but they are on television in a different way in certainly in some new shows and they have been in the past. And you can see that in shows like peacocks. Sitcom rutherford falls. Amc's genre bending. Kevin can f- himself and the two big hits of summer. Hbo is hotel drama. The white lotus featuring a bevy of white guys. we're going to get into. And of course ted lasso. Basically the white guys who used to be. Tv's default protagonists are not but who are they. And what does it say about them. And us catherine have. We're going to keep talking now. I would just shamelessly poach from your piece. So why don't you tell us central argument. Yeah for what i think the framing of it as a crisis it has been really interesting to see responses from two different sides of sort of people who look at the headlines immediately. Put off by people who are like. I don't wanna hear about a crisis for white guys like i'm done. We talked about them too much. And then of course from the other like terrifying side of white guys being you know extremely mad at me and sending me all kinds of emails but it was in response to something. I started noticing as a pattern in new television shows that were coming out this summer and it was something i saw in. Rutherford falls and kevin can f- himself in particular. I had this sudden realization that they're like the same show at the core and the idea is that there used to be this white guy who was the obvious default protagonist of the show. He would be like the dad figure he'd be the beloved buffoon he might be like the chosen one character or the love interest or this charismatic. Anti hero figure and now that we have begun to look at the stories that we put on television and say like what if we had other kinds of people in the world who are the main characters that white guy figure no longer works as the
"ted lasso" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"To get on with it now. If you look at people who might be married or with with somebody else with children. That's two incomes just gone And the fact that. I've heard that some people have had to real dish in for that own part that they left previously boy. I just think that's there's whereas the respect bad for sure. What do you think the american or the uk appreciation for arts like. What do you think it needs. What do you think the arts needs from us that they're not getting money money money money and a bit more money. The west end and on regional theatre would doing great guns going great guns before the pandemic happened. And it just feels like i mean other than broadway on a par with broadway. The west end in particular is the most revered theater in the world but that means that the people that are in that line of work should be revered as well and all these regional beat light you talking about all the smaller theatre companies that have been closed down regionally and i'm sure it's the same in america as well give them the money to survive this moment and get them back on the map because they deserve it because they are the absolute hop cool workforce at the coalface and the first thing people will want to do after this pandemic is go and see live. Theater live shows festivals. Whatever you have to feed that industry otherwise it will die. Yeah it's definitely very high on my list of things. I wanna do when i go back to going to new york and that because i was in pretty good groove of of seeing a relatively regular supply of of plays and musicals and haven't been obviously in a year and a half at least and and i think it's high on a lot of people's high on a lot of people's lists and it's been hard i i as you say same same thing here. It's been difficult to get that support. I think lined up and and people have tried and advocated. But it's it's definitely. It's a huge challenge. We'll also the amount of identity weather's the same in america presume. It is the amount of western performers who have fallen through the cracks in terms of being given any financial help. Yeah you know so. They've had to go off and be delivery drivers or find some of a form of income. I just think it's shameful. I really do and thank you for asking because where the people like not commenting about it. If i don't use this platform that i have been afforded the luxury of having for good and raising the subject that i don't think enough people know that people in theater were not furloughed. I don't see why. I don't see how that was allowed to happen because everybody needs. There's a reason why it's one of the oldest industries in the world and it's because there is an absolute basic human need for entertainment and destruction. Well said absolutely agree could not agree. More it's funny. I as i'm thinking about what else i want to ask you before Before i let you go. I looked at the Tabs at the top of my computer. And i realized that earlier today i was watching one of the stevenson time. Have you ever watched the masterclasses. Haven't so there are these. They're they're old they're from. I don't know exactly from when they are but they're from maybe the maybe the eighties eighties. And he's instructing students. I didn't yes i have. I didn't realize that's what it's called. Yes yes i have seen those like a one on one thing but with an audience there a yeah and i thought i was thinking that because every time that i look at you know something about sending the clowns or something like that i always look up that masterclass because i always think that has got to be the most terrifying thing in the entire world to have him sit there and watch. You will funny enough. It was lovely for me when i did a little night music for him. Obviously you've just said how scary it is to have him in your midst. But i was so glad that when i was because of course i i had to sing. Send in the clowns every night and i was nervous that it's always been plagued by an older woman so i was thinking. Oh god is he gonna go for this and he came up to me after all dress rehearsal and said i'm sorry that i was contributing my own. Percussion you had me in tears on. I couldn't hide it Amazing all you need. Is that for the rest. I right. I know. But then again when i did into the woods at regent's park he sidled up to me and i think because he and i then had a short hand from a little night music he came up to me. Didn't even look at me. Stood shoulder to shoulder to me. When were cinderella allowing to that and he went over tired said my dear it would not woods. Oh off. And i thought oh crikey. That's to hurts. Know the other thing about ted lasso. That's interesting is that it does have a a largely english cast but it is kind of in the the world of american television at least the way that it's described you think for british people is an american show or is it a. Is it a british show that american people just think is. There's no i would say it's one hundred percent an american show in british people's eyes because schools it's apple tv and warner brothers and Judging from the response i mean. Don't get me wrong. We have a great response here but it is definitely less than we did. We meet touchdown about three weeks ago in l. a. And then which new york and all us main casper like whoa rights big billboards and your face like twenty stories. Toll on the side of a building. We like. this is not liking. We're not in kansas anymore. But i i am. They are definitely apple. Oh definitely aware of that and are pushing it brilliantly here at the moment there's just been some brilliant bits and pieces that they've done here which have definitely started the conversation more. Yeah american. television. Americans are are odd in the sense that it is really television. That will put you in that space where you can't go to a bar in peace do not i mean yes will. Of course it was funny. Because when myself and brett goldstein. and and jerry swifty pays higgins. So that's rebecca. Roy and and higgins going out for drinks. We all all such pals that we would choose to spend the evenings together even if we'd be doing press junkets all day and we suddenly realized that his basically like three cartoon characters walking down the street together and people would on from what they go. Oh my god. I love you the wait who am i go. I got people inside go last weekend. I think he just needs to. He just needs to stand back and say because then people know yeah exactly exactly or another word which we went. Repeat yes exactly. That's the i chose. the i chose as time permitted. Yeah well hannah wanting him wanting ham water. Bam thank you so much for doing. This is absolutely delightful thank you oh well linda let me tell you it is always a pleasure speaking to someone who is absolutely immerse themselves in the subject matter and i really appreciate.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"The audience. That's the interactive one. Yeah so i was in that. And that's a brilliant place to cut your teeth because you have to think on your feet. So i would be improvising every night pretending the i was this kind of over the top chicago and dolly bird Who was married to a mobster and it was brilliant. Trying to convince people in the audience that they were they. Some people had brought their friends along and told them they were actually at a wedding reception and to convince people. You're like you know why. Why didn't you bring a gift. And then i thought this was a show. you like. No no oh dear. And i'd go off and get something to give to the bride or you know it. It was just hung. Reliant immersive theatre so there was that and then the main. The first main thing. I did in terms of approach theater. Production was saucy jack in the space vicks at the queen's theatre on shelves spree avenue which was a very similar thing to kind of return to the forbidden planet rocky horror picture. Show kind of vibe quite colty. And that's kind of where i cut my teeth in terms of being known for being kind of belter on on stage That's and what is that so rocky horror picture show and and who who were you i in this it saucy jack in the space fixings it was cold and i played a this company of talking about it. This is like twenty twenty twenty. Three years ago i played this character called chesty prospects so it was all tongue in cheek and very silly like the leader of the space fixings was called jubilee climax and or is just really a kind of very tongue in cheek silly show but the music was absolutely just cracking. Really fantastic so you were a space vixen. No i wasn't space fixed and i was the know how you naughty. Fetish plastic smuggler. Anyway because my parents ended up coming to see it. And i just saw oh my god. This is so embarrassing but they loved it because it was very tongue in cheek and very kind of silly but with really bannon jeans so i did that for like the first year of my theater career and then after that moved onto smoky. Joe's cafe which i believe is being states as well. I was the shimmy. Gully spike joe's cafe newly gave myself a hernia during shimmy. We'll wrap up with hannah wadham just minute after the break what. It's like performing in an award winning musical when a mouse alive. Mouse is stuck in your address. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org and npr over this last year and a half the world's been through a lot so on this season of the story of podcast. We'll hear stories reminding us that. Even when times are hard he can still begin again. Listen to our new season. Wherever you get your podcasts jenky you've got another true false quiz for me. Yep our trivia podcast cofactor used to be in front of a live audience through turns out. It's not safe anymore next. Unfortunately this means we can no longer record the show falls. The show still comes out every first and third friday of the month correct. Finally we still have great celebrity guests answering trivia about things they love on every episode of. Go back to yourself definitely true for bonus points name some of them. Recently we've had a fear. Eisenberg was tons of surprise. Experts like yardley smith and suzanne somers perfect score. You can hear no fact yourself. Every first and third friday of the month with all the great guests and trivia that we've always had and if you don't listen then you can go fact yourself that's the name of our podcast it's bulls. I'm jesse thorn. We're talking with hannah wada. She's an award-winning theater. Actor in one of the stars of the tv comedy ted lasso. She's being interviewed by linda. Holmes let's get back into it. I think if people google you one of the things that they will come across. Is the story of the mouse in your dress. Yeah well that's come up again recently because somebody said to me. Have you ever had any night message. Rations on stage. I mean you can get much worse than alive mouse in your costume stuck between the lining the outside of the dress panicking that it can't get out an idol muscle spasm ing and then i stretch my. This is what. I was doing some a lot in the west end. I stretch my arm out to walk across the tim. Curry and and reach out the holy grail to him as you do and the specimen i thought stopped when actually to coupling story short it was alive mousy my costume for one performance and dead for two before we realized what it was. Yeah you know. I think anybody who's ever had mice anywhere understands that they would not want them in anything that they are wearing absolutely horrific. And it's amazing that my brain in that moment when you will coming up through the floor holding the grail as you do that this feeling you feel it like just in front of your armpit. You don't immediately think it's live mouse. You think it's your muscles. Thank god. I didn't think it was a live mouse. I would have had a panic attack on stage. Why would your brain think to itself. Sangha golden eighty. There's a live animal in there. You know it doesn't seem like it would. Yeah it's It's interesting because theater to meet theater. Stories are always the best show business stories in my in my biased opinion. Because because you do it every night and and because it's it's different every time well it's that old thing isn't it. The smell of the grease paint the roar of the crowd. There's nothing visceral response of in front row and sweat goes flying off on the front rows face and they love it. I've talked to a bunch of people over the last year or so who have a lot of experience in theater and to a person they have such concern over the future for theater Not just because of the long shutdowns that it's been dealing with recently but sort of that being a blow to What is you know a very healthy industry in some places i think. Broadway's pretty healthy but certainly smaller theaters Smaller opera companies. You know it's. It's a tough time for that. I assume that you have spent a lot of time talking to people you know from theater over the past year so yeah i have and i am acutely aware of how privileged i am to have essentially jumped ship when i did because my dad always talks about this as well. He says how lucky it was. That ted laso fell into my life because my peers from musical theater. I've been so impressed by their response and best survival during this eighteen month period. I mean let's not forget that these are all people that were in jobs in the west end or regionally and suddenly the pandemic comes along and they not only lose their jobs. But there's no fellow in thatta. And i don't think people talk about that enough. I'm appalled that people have been so universally had the rug pulled out from underneath them and they've just had.
Is Ted Lasso Kid Friendly?
"Have you been watching. Ted lasso season to happen watching washington lasso season. Too rough set up. They've taken it way down. I think they were too popular with evangelical christians and traditional catholic so they decided to drive us away. I can't believe is that. I don't know if that's the case i mean i think it's it's i am still enjoying it. I don't know if it's If you know quite quite it's a slightly different Show in the second season. 'cause it's not like purely optimistic and upbeat there you have kind of a. You have mean guy coached coach lead tasso right the Oh you've got a very dark turn to the roy character. You got more f bombs. Kurt schlichter extra told me he's got too much profanity for him. And he swears like a sailor. Anna colonel you've got a lot more sexuality. I could no longer recommended for a family and i think that i think is oh. The writer's room. The show runner got too much positive feedback from people like me. I don't want those people watching my show all rough it up so much that you won't watch it anymore. I mean there is if there's a fair amount of cursing in the first season guys right can't has always been one with the the s bombs. I mean i. I would not eleven and nine year old girl sunny. Yeah i mean it's yeah it's it's it's it's i think it's kinda funny because it you know unusual to see a footballer of that sort cursing at Little girls instead of You know the the grownups that he's usually around but it's it's just a i. I can understand what you're saying. I see what you're saying
Ted Lasso: Lessons on Leadership From a Fictional Character
"I for anyone who has the unfortunate fate of not having watched head lasso yet. What are you even doing people. How would you describe the character of ted lasso. So i think ted so is it shouldn't be a serious character right. This is a college football coach from kansas. Who is going over to coach. Manage in the english premier league. The whole setup feels absurd. Which i think is why the character seems to work so well because this guy is a. He's folksy. he has these things he will say. I mean come on. Sam was more open than the jar peanut butter on my kitchen counter. That's right y'all don't know. I like to keep the peanut butter open. That way whenever i walk back and just stick my finger and yet he has this inner goodness that i think when when he comes across people that they seem to react to you coaching football make. You are a legend for doing something. So i mean it's meno murdy well you know. I've heard that tune before. But here i am still dancing. Ted last. So is the quintessential mid western kindness guy. You know a guy who wants to do well in the world treat other people the right way and just kind of live life with optimism and kindness and all those like grape characteristics that we'd all like to have. Yeah i think it really is his relentless optimism. That wins you over in the show. Is there a particular scene in the series that you think really captures that element of his personality. You know i was thinking about this. In the first episode. He's gone over to england. He's been introduced to the media. He talks to the team. And everybody's obviously it's not going well and then him and coach beard kind of redecorate the office. They put up the john wooden pyramid of success. They put up. All these american touchstones like muhammad ali poster in the miracle on ice poster all in the office. And then roy kent the kind of the you know. The quintessential english footballer. He comes in the office and he calls him ronald mcdonald and i think he uses an expletive and then he leaves the office and ten lasso goes he thinks may now wait. We win them over if he thinks he's mad. Now wait until we win them over.
'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' Top Emmy Nominations With 24 Each
"The crown and the Mandalorian are tied for the most Emmy nominations with twenty four each marches are a letter with the latest I wouldn't want them to know their dad sees greatness in them every show nominated for best drama and comedy series this year comes from a streaming service with the exception of this is us on NBC up for best drama it's competition in that category is the boys Bridger tend the crown the handmaid's tale Lovecraft country the Mandalorian and pose best comedy nominees are blackish cobra kai Emily in Paris the flight attendant hacks the Kaminski method ten fifteen and Ted lasso the Emmys will air live on CBS on September tenth
Head of the Class Is Getting Rebooted
"On the hills of saved by the bell. Rebe another vintage sitcom set the comeback head of the class nineteen eighty-six sitcom being reimagined issue. Max though it will stay true to its roots somewhat being filmed in front of a live studio audience. The teacher at the center of the story originally played by howard. Hessman will now be played by a woman. Isabella gomez a show centered on a gifted and talented class. Whose teacher thinks students should focus more on life and graves creative team manning. The new version is the same ted lasso and scrubs before late this year or early next year
"ted lasso" Discussed on Now Try This
"Great joke with the nigerian player. I feel tap away about. Yeah about the american army and it's like oh yeah but like the fact that the evil lady takes it back home and she's like thinking about it but just the fact like what a what a personal taught like a it didn't feel it didn't feel like sometimes you shows feel like i got hit a beat hit be hit a be. This is a personal moment. And then this one on top and then i bring it back because it has to be. I felt so genuine. That ted lasso really got these argument from his son and he really really loved it got homemade kazoo and he really was helping people by giving up his event as a metaphor. Like so sincere surreal. It didn't feel put on at all very good. Every beat of the show feels so genuine. The writing is so good. It's so fucking smooth that it just fucking it works. Oh well and it's crazy to me and when you there the whole thing. They're working up to a sports thing working up to this big final match. And i'm not going to spoil it but like even you're just like it. It works so well and ted lessons there with his fucking kindness and they're trying the best of jason soothing courts as the lead so good sports boys trying their best is like. He's getting the precis deserves because he really is an amazing actor and comedian. Improviser and writer. Snl there all right as he came from the improv community where he put his pace onstage being doing improv doing writing stuff in his shows. It really shows and it's really nice. Because like i'm doing that. Now you know like. I'm doing improv. Classes improv show sketches and writing. These things you know. It's it's so it's just like sometimes every once in a while i can see the craft of it you know. Yeah 'cause i'm learning. I'm like actively learning at right now. So it's really nice to see it's very encouraging Do you have any favorite moments from the shop that we haven't had the chance to a lot of my favorite moments. Come later in the afternoon and i don't want to spoil anything. But in the first three episodes. I love the when he goes out to dinner. Trent krim and Who's the journal was down. Yeah and they dislike are talking and he. He cracks him. You know and a reading the early Report on what he's going to print the next day the paper and it's like it starts off negative but it's really positive and that's like that's why i wanted to watch the first. We have sisters end ended. Third absolutely like this is the whole point of the show. He's gonna win people over and this is. How do i love the ask of him. Winning person over one by one by one. It's so honest. So real i love. I feel like i've seen something else that's happened but i can't think of it. The thought of it being so human that each character is getting when one over one by one it just feel so you know it makes me remember like Agai didn't like me at work. Because i had to push him out of the way for like a food delivery or something like i didn't remember it like i got. I was like in a hurry so my first impression was wrong. You know so like me for a minute. But then by the time i left the company i was favourite. Managing one of his favorite people at the work that we've stayed in touch more friends. And it's like yeah. Yeah you put in the work you people see the real you a head is all about that right. He's all about putting yes authentic self forward And a one hundred percent i also. I love the friendship. That is slowly forming between rebecca and keely on the show after she finds out that she felt like whatever helped her with the newspaper that was gonna and she comes in and really chummy with her and she's like oh you're actually pretty nice and it's it's so good. It's so good information Delay she's a great character. Yes it's good to see rebecca's walls coming down a little bit. Which is nice that's Juneau a juno temple is really good actress. I've never her. She's unlike atonement like periods. Stop and like all this other like high brow. Fuck in acting stuff so like i didn't recognize her because she's like this model fucking funny but she's she's She's one of my favorites out. You know yeah. Because oddly enough she also leads with sincerity like unlike some of the football players whose walls are up or whatever she liked knows who she is. She's comfortable with it. She knows you know she's with jamie kind of an asshole. She knows that she's pretty that such skinhead but she also you know when she goes and asks ted. If you'd rather be a pandora line is like a genuine question. They're having a conversation. She's like a genuine person with all. This is really interesting. It's hard to pull off that. She the show doesn't just focus on ted less a legacy earlier. You get so many beats with all these characters in. Its grazie. Their characters develop. It is awesome saying getting more. Becker getting worse. Keeley getting out more of all these other members of the team to its nick questions for you. Yeah ready for him. Did you like the show. yes. I very much like. The show's spoilers. When you recommend the show literally. I feel like a half to because of apple fucking plus. Tv so no one. A lot of people have been. But nobody's watching it but again if it was on netflix. Or hulu. I feel like this would be. This could be the next office. Yes like it's that good right off. The bat officers are good at the beginning. Now it's not parks and recs take six episodes to even get started. Head lasts right away because one hundred percent. If you can sign up for a free trial bar it from someone whatever forgot how to watch the show because it is worth it and each of the half hour is like eight episodes. You can binge it in a day nick. Are you going to continue to. I made somebody said hey. Can you watch the first three episodes the next day. So i can watch the rest of the season with you. That's a conversation. I had today and they are no excuses. They are now watching the stream so they can watch the first three episodes now quickly happen so good good good good adequately yes good. I am happy about that. You crush this one. You crushed it. I've i was like when we were starting the podcast and again i was like ted lasso as soon as possible as soon as we can get through the first few things. Ted lassos coming in by speaking of next week we are going to be doing. The first two episodes their marriage yet to absence the first two episodes of sweet home the newest korean show that is on net lake based on the web comic from web tunes. We don't know anything about it. It was just a fan a prepared. Podcast what have had a who. That person was so i could have brexit next Every tires are friends. Joseph crews i. I knew joseph i thought maybe he had a screen name so i didn't call him out but yeah it was just ask next week. 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"ted lasso" Discussed on Now Try This
"But it was just so refreshing to see that because it's so honest and true and i feel like a lot of people feel like this but it's not talked about because you know what going to tell somebody you know you're too fucking you're too nice you know. Nobody owes me anything because of nice. That's how it works. Yeah but it was real. It was real nice saying that you know so thank you. Thank you for giving the shop because that was that was that hit hard by really nice but then also going forward in the show. He doesn't stop being that guy. It was really reminded like you still do. You still got to lead with their best foot forward even if you less falling apart and everything's perfect. I mean as you continue to watch this show. A he hits hard times he'd like gets it pretty hard and his relationship with his Wife continues to affect him in different ways and the stress of fronting a team and also the fact that people are out to get him like. It's all just. It's a lot for him but it's it's still good to watch like i as someone who like does it want to always consume content. That's going to remind him that he's part of a block party right now. I just want to escape and be happy for a little bit. And despite the fact In spite of all the harshness. That's in this show. There's a lot of happy a lot of good and it's just like totally totally worth it to watch if you're looking for a good time during his block party. I want to ask you something you are. You've had different. And i only want to ask because just to lift availa my own life very recently. I got into a very a heated discussion with somebody in charge at the place that i work and as you know as maybe not a lot of people i used to do a lot of managing and being charged and i stepped away from that so i had more time to be an actor so now i'm not in that role but i have the luxury of knowing if both sides now and i got very heated conversation about how best to motivate people to do a better job until like the team together and you know i couldn't help but notice like all the little tips and tricks he was doing in. The show. are exactly what. I was arguing or yeah And i just wanted to kind of get your take on it so like at work they want to put the hosts and part of the tipple so some of my tips will go to the host. It's not the way it's ever been done. It's the way it is at some restaurants. Yeah but the rationale so they feel like they're part of the team. They feel like they do more. If the elect take more ownership but my plays has had host after host after host leave resigned get fired leaving resigning in every single time. I've talked to them. Because as i'm sure you can get a lot of people come to talk to me about stuff. Yeah it's never about the money it's about the way they're it's about the way that they're micromanage us about the way that they are not giving any agency as a person at all. And i had to like late and be like. That's not why it's not working. It's because of you. So why are you taking my money away but just wanted to get your take on like his leadership style and his coaching style. Like what you thought of it like how it made. You feel like all your jar. I feel like it's hard. Because i come from from that. I guess is still a team but definitely working in in business and all this shit. It's like it's hard when you still go on. You have to manage people. And i try to just be as friendly and open and honest as possible while still kind of maintaining certain boundaries of you know a workplace in not getting too attached to like your co workers in order like your interns or whatever but also trying to create a friendly welcoming environment and if you are in the position like i was a mentor to a lot of apprentices at a certain point like teaching them what you have and also learning from them and adapting as you go and it's it's really interesting like i when i was my job when i used to mentor. People like i had some people come in it was it was meant for people in college but i had people come in who could be a college at any age so there are people who are like forty for like or older who were under me and i kind of had to like remind myself at even though they were older. And i'm like. I respect them for that. Like i'm here to teach them things and i and the they are coming to be an expecting me to help them out and i need to do that and i have a responsibility. Feel like lasso doesn't like he does in fact take his responsibility seriously and that he him being a coach like he says he doesn't care about the points whether they win or lose like he cares about making a team and that's the foundation that's going to lead them to victory and i liked that. I like approach a lot i. I love the way that he handles situation. And the way that he tries to break people down in order to build a backup not in a negative way. But you know what i mean. No get them back to the basics. What they care about what to they really. Are you know like in your area. See at working out working in specific areas. I'm like super like the suggestion. Box thing the positive reinforcement to jamie a negative reinforcement. Roy like how he's using all these very specific tactics. That i like honestly i used. I used these tactics at work. You know so. It was really nice seeing it from like a little dip because it's like a sports in a metaphor way but like It was just. It was just interesting. 'cause i've never again consumed media. That has all the things that i do as a manager in all the things that i do to lead. Are things that just kind of like conditioning. Learn walk away. But i'm like watching them being like done in like really cool you know. Reinforce his very realistic as wrapping up. Here I just wanna maybe hit a couple of like our favorite like little moments of the show. Like for example. One of mine was the book thing. So ted lasso gives a gift to every player. Every single payer gets a book and they all get their very own book. So like specifically roy gets a wrinkle in time and he calls. I was like what books this original time. And then i forget if it's his niece or the principal or someone's like oh it's about somebody who doesn't want to be the leader but they have to be the one and then roy looks at ted is like am i the little girl. And he's like. I hope so and later roy book and reads the book and he gets it like yeah thought of the thought of giving a book to every player on a team to help them learn a lesson about themselves to help them grow. Yeah and that's like your coal as the leader is so cool. It's like that freeman so good. So in the fact that it works to like it just it. It works so well they jimmy threw it out of course but jamie's the hardest nut to crack in in the whole show but i i like all the side characters. Each side character gets a little moments. You're there and i love all those little moments. There's an episode where they're trying to get rid of the ghosts that are in The locker room. And it's really nice. It's really heartwarming. It's really finding good writing. Because he mentioned he believes in ghosts in the episode yet. Rewind rented rewatching the series to you. Pick up. it's it's it's very watchable. I just fucking watched it. Everybody watching it again. And i'm like catching shit. That i didn't see before and i'm like noticing jokes like it was so hard to watch episodes mark. It was so hard finish. I was like i need more. Another one of my favorite moments from the show was the fact that he got a care package from his son. And it had those little army men in them away. He starts giving them away and like..
"ted lasso" Discussed on Now Try This
"We post online follow. Now try this try. This gets okay. Good good he tried to make dinner for his wife tonight but the situation has quickly gone. Pear-shaped hair shave. I've heard pear-shaped. Why am i heard pear shape. It looks like this. This is going pear shaped it. Looks like this shit is going shaped going. Pash pear-shaped pet shipped pear-shaped pear-shaped para shaped ways. I'm on brand please hair ship parachute parachute person. Do it anymore Okay i i don't know if they have pairs in But i know isn't isn't one of our best friends from a town called the town of pair maple or some shit in georgia. What's the name of nikki's hometown hold on. It's like it's like the home formerly known as pear tree. I know what it is is just. It's not pairs. What is it peachtree. Because love the check damn it. You know what. I'm gonna say southern because my grandma used to have a pear tree in the backyard and what's more southern than puerto. Rico okay. that's that's some logic. Se final answer. No and his british. Nick are you telling. Are you telling me that my grandma was british. And so time i can't i owe you. He tries outside of his wife. But i said a pear tree in their backyard too. But they're pair of pears and a pair of shoes. I'm not sure what kind of fruit was in the tree but it came twos to get choke come onto twitch stream and look at her chat next one you ready. Hey gone pear-shaped me. If that something like has gone south. Yeah i do this why i thought i thought i heard it from okay. That doesn't mean and went american south to left your four points. He could have been heat. I have a mass have like a a chart algorithm counting the points. Put a one zero next to the question when you got you got four You might be an accounted if okay Did you. We could have been here earlier. But someone was pitching a hissy while pitching a hissy is so this is the most where it's like. This sounds like boat so clearly. Pit pitch pitching Pitching a hissy or pitching a hissy guys. I need help on this one Guys the chat let me know if pissing a hissy is british or southern. I will say sation hitching a hissy you did say pissing a hissy which is probably something else entirely pitching a hissy hitching hitching. I mean they're pitching baseball but it also sounds like pitching a tent like in your pants like something reference to like that. I mean i got a couple of british. But i don't know if i trust these. There are two british answers in the chat. Nick as your lifeline. Will you listen to the chat or you. Will you disavow the chat chat. This is this is the fifth time during one of these things where i was wondering why darren wasn't helping and she wasn't giving it into thing and then i remember she helps you with you all waiting for the third one. I was like darren. Hell why aren't you helping me silenced. That i remember why okay pitching hissy pitching a i feel like if i could do a cockney accent like you could and i could say pitching a hissy out loud. I would feel more confident about it or or are awry could pitch pitching a issy bit. Inserting mitchell betcha. Se honestly that's the closest. I've forgotten the best british accent. I've ever heard you do. I am not even joking. That is still suck. It was not bad british rich See neck you're wrong. shut up. sorry. I've never trust you again. Anyone out there that has the last name sabotage. You wanted me to bail. They wanted me to fail. They wanted me to freak out. This is what you want is failing. I don't have a lot in life. Is a black party. Happening every fifteen minutes across the bug in country and here. I am account when a simple game with my friends. Sorry a damn sorry. Oh i thought that was the easiest way. God i'm so mad. I got to tell you what it means. Okay last night you ready. Yeah no. I mean we. We have got here earlier. Now that was that was just english. I spent country country country. Get okay. we could've got here earlier but so one was pitchy hissy pretty good. I got eventually preventing. What does it mean okay is just the three during this was the hardest one of all of them. Are you ready. She's got horse sense spelled as e. n. s. e. Sense yes yes. Yes she has that girl over there she got some horse sense honestly. It's just teaching me my bad my bad too bad up and remains the puerto ricans have not emigrated to that heart of the country. So i will not be cast as the next Oh did you see that. The last of us got there Pasco i'm very excited. That's pretty good. That is pretty. That was just fucking hilarious to me because it's the same plot as the mandalorian that is it. Oh my god you're right here at the same show last of us and the mandalorian are the same show in the fucking in space. That that.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Now Try This
"Work today because my boss popped his clogs. You know what that means. Clogs are dutch right. Cogs are like very famously dutch like those shoes clogs right but way say say it again because clogs are also like a drainage problem and that's on southern. I have to go to work today. Because my boss popped is clocks. Oh my god that sounds like it could be both things. Deutschland is close to britain. So like clogs right and then like a correct story slam into germany but dutch means Netherlands what i always used. I'm not good geography. Let's be real. Show cox auks read the last couple of words because my boss pops his clogs because my boss pops his clogs because my bus. I can't do this l. rich british. 'cause my book a british. Both my boss go his claw nail. You're killing him. Ed i have no idea what this sounds like something they would say in that mood that tv show it crowds. I'm going to say as british in his british. Oh god thank god one point. I've got one point a- any idea what it means broken shoes. It is when someone's got lost on the road because they have had bad directions to pop. Your clogs means to die race that she rephrase is widely believed to originate from northern factory workers around the time of the industrial revolution when they were working on the factory floor employees head to wear hard clogs to protect their feet. So you're right. Thinking hop has evolved from cock and when cocked their clogs the toes of their clogs pointed up in the air as they lay down dead. You're the biggest winker i know. Marcus point do it in your british accent mood fuck. I don't want to go to work today because my boss popped his clogs letter. What is your british excellent. Sound like tiny tim oliver. It's not unlike oliver police are going to have some more some. Oh i'm great nailed actor genius only okay to me. That painting looks little keti compass. I've heard this word. And i have no idea where god jesus christ i was talking to a person and they said they said something something even like snuggles and they had no idea what snag was so then i pulled up a video and show them and they got mad because i was compared to this old seventy s cartoon because they were talking about that and percent. What's the word again. what's the word the word tad t. Womp it's why have i heard that word. Kitty compass like recently british things. So i if i have heard the word in got i'm getting wrapped up getting way too wrapped up for this job. I love it if i heard the word somewhere in my vicinity that has to meet. It was america right. Kenny warriors katie. Anyone it can't candy candy. Caddy walkers caddy doesn't sound right and so the next get Kit kit caddy do declare. Cat gets up. it's out. There has to be southern it has to be. I'm not even telling you. I'm telling myself ask other. Its other. yeah oh gosh mega guys. Doing such a bad job. How god how rude that guy fruit him to say. That and i hope you don't pull a clipper the promo this week from this because this is a bear pets other other. You're right you're coming. Bag fucking i guess what. It means compass. Is it just like a a grand old time. Just like a big mess of thing. It means crooked then no it doesn't. That's stupid. I mean sideways or crooked as little teddy now over here looks a little while to you. Doubt it it works. It just works all right fine. I'll give you that what you do in context. I was like yeah that stops right okay to me. That painting looks a little skewed out not to that payday looks a little skew. If skew is one hundred percent british. I don't even need to skew with what kind of fucking americans skua skew with. Absolutely that's british a hundred percent. Okay great you gotta right easy samuel skew. Safer you re. I people always bringing phrases to me. Dot painting looks so layer skew. If to me pay those skew if nailed pretty good my favorite part about this is your rounding rape rain and hitting all the different things i meeting because you can't one but i'm i'm worldly that's what i want the next one to be welsh. He said he was sorry but it was all hill. Suppose like he he said sorry. What was it. I got strike. He say he was sorry. It was all a hill of beans to her beans beans. One to a lot of beans about british okay. The last beans one was british. So did you two of them. 'cause but my instinct about southern's and beans. I think correct so saying that this one is being might or southern might make sense okay. laura don't fail me now. I think this is a southern i. This is a southerner. I think down south they say this shit. You are correct. Oh my god thank you. I wanna hear that sweeps. We saw the Love the mason wisdom or the flex mix. When i between mason dixon line okay. He said whether you're talking about volume or value a little beans isn't worth much. I've heard this one before. He said he was sorry but it was all a hill beans to her. It amounts to nothing but a hill beans. Have you ever seen a beans plant now. Wow aren't we uncultured. So that's that's clip for the social media their baby guys. If the hot stuff.
"ted lasso" Discussed on Now Try This
"It to nick for the podcast and that'll be my opportunity to re watch it all. So what's your. What's your relationship with jason. Today are you a big fan. Are you honestly. I gotta flip desire to be note. Like what i i really. I don't know anything about him. I saw him once in the city. And that was it. That's that's my my only most of your story start an living in new york. Ooh gimme gimme your like a couple of top like i. I lived in new york city. And i met this person. Never nice or man. I saw again off again Queen latifah on a subway and she like had a grocery bag. Well how interest so. I used to work for this company that worked on broadway shows and had like studio spaces for everyone who was coming to rehearse on broadway so i ran to a few celebrities. They're three interesting ones. That come to mind the really quick one ways. I had to take huge shit right before meeting so i went to the bathroom. Single person bathroom. And i fucking shut my brains out. I took the possibly smellier shit. I've ever taken my fucking life. And then you know who fucking walks in amy schumer. Their name comedian joke. Yes she walked in right after me. She rushed in there. And i felt so bad and i like like. How often can someone say celebrity smelled their shit. Smell your private at home shits mellow someone smelt it. She spelled it. And i was like bucks yet to just sit in and i felt so bad for her and i was like i i never i never want to see her in relief and i never want interact with her again. Because i will have the shame on my soul forever guys if you wanna know how was for amy schumer. Go ahead at abc twitter and jared put out into the work turning red funky seaver. Nobody has if you want us to be somebody. amy mcrae. remember that shit smell. Let make a. I'm gonna plugging kind of mood. I'm gonna keep plugging this hole tie. Okay go ahead go ahead. that's that's my biggest one. I ran into the guy What's that guy's name Rupert potter kid harry potter not air products. Weasley one not. Daniela excellent nobody. Nobody knows nobody knows. No one in the chat knows. No one in chat links harry potter or anything bruins. Thank you so honestly honestly dash you. Are we appreciate you too fast fast. You should reassess some things no so he ran into him. I thought he was an intern at my job. So i was going and he was like oh good and i was like okay cool and then i kept going because i was like. Oh we're hiring new entrance today then so cool because you came office. A person who treated celebrity just like a normal person said hello. Move down with your life. You look of anna's totally doesn't remember. That was an accident bro. We weren't allowed to talk to the celebrities like was On the floor you were fucking allowed to interact with so for the next like entire day. I was fucking terrified. Was going to get fired. Because i people saw me say hi like. I knew him and i was like. Oh no i'm gonna fucking get fired. Cool hey man what's up. How are you. that's so cool. Maybe he was so confident that the thought that. Maybe i did know what i'm saying this be a lesson you marcus the next happens. You just need to lead with that. Like who's like jesus davis is in the bodega outside of your work. And your there. You just need to be like. Oh hey how's it going. You just can't be that cool that cool comical. I hope i'll be so confident that it confuse them by doing this guy so cancer i'm saying and then and then remind is okay. You had talked about being on the podcast. Boom were paying. Then they guilty guilt them into but just gets do you. Are you big fan really. I'm not really huge fan of him. I actually found out that this was a character that he did on a bit for like british for like wherever they show the premier league whatever like british version of espn is probably still espn and bse or some shit. I don't know i. I watched it. Yeah yeah so. The character that i know so long ago decided to jerry into a tv show now super random. I like the guy. I'd have nothing against him. And i decided to watch this show and after watching show. I'm a fan love. The guy i'll marcus. Every funky south africa's i fucking love. Jason davis win in his tenure in his tenure at snl he was so okay snl. I have a love hate relationship with us now as most comedians. Fucking do right sometimes. It's sometimes it's awful. We know this. There's always one guy on snl at a time that just defines and era for me right. Now it's back every time backs in a sketch. I'm like fucking nailed it. Every time he does like you just get it. You get my comedy. Brain was always that way when he comes in. He's just like i just has such a arab out on that shines through and the so genuine. I love him in sketches. I love him. He has he's like i mean he's done movies stop. He's he's not like bucket. Tom cruise anything like he's not even like so many things that it's like crazy world But like i love like him and colossal and him in. We're the millers and like there's not a lot of them up drinking little things he's been But but here's the thing about today. He's always been And man the the next guy the second guy. He's always been like supporting. He's always been even in sketches on. Snl he's always like he's never like the guy who comes in and he's a monkey person right. You know what i mean. That doesn't die if he he's like almost like a lot of time at the straight man. That's like responding and has like funny quips so when you said ted lhasa fuck this is google like i still don't know what the fuck says And then when i watched the trailer was like wait. It's just like jason suit against his show. I was bucking so for it. Because he be and this is my opinion before i watched any of this was like i want to see him lead something. I want to be the lead. Because i love how enduring you usually as i love. How funny he usually is. How like every man but like on top of it he is so i was ready or before anything because i jason. If you're out there. If you're out there listening i was the fan. I so yes you can tweet at us and say wow great great podcast episode guys end now trae this cast but truly you need to tag at knickknack nervous. Because he's been as they want hole the second city shop chops i see them. Nick you fucking honey traps me you fucking laid out one honey pie and i fill right for that. Sweet sweet glued good juice because you were like oh how do you feel about him. You don't like it that much. i fucking love him. Also calling out jason. He could watch this video. You're gonna look stupid if he sees this. That's what happened. I hey i love you yeah. That's what happened. If you're longtime fan of the podcast. You'll know most of what i say. Most of what i do on this past. Podcast is almost always just a setup on march very fair. so. If i can't set up my friends who can i set up. You know what i mean. I had the temperament for pranks so i gotta get him some other way. You know. yeah i get that. I've never tried. But i feel like if i feel like if i had put a bucket a man as outside your door so you stepped in it. I don't think he'd be like oh. You got me nick. Let's let's do this thing. I'm pretty sure you look at me like your child and be be so bad for a long time. But what's with your in. Mayday say that's the second time you've mentioned mayonnaise. Just weird for you to mention so much guys. If you don't know. I recently gone very long weight loss journey and i'm not having things like mayonnaise an barely belonging it today. You know what. My birthday's coming up. Maybe i should have a mayonnaise. Sandwich above got mayonnaise and the mind today go man is on my mind but no we're talking.
Ben Rector Gets in the Christmas (and Thanksgiving) Spirit
"Your christmas album of ben. Rector christmas is so brilliant so much. I'm glad you like it really like it. We were listening to it this morning. The office i've been listening to it. While i'm baking at my house through an thanksgiving song that hit like i mean people went nuts for that thing. I was actually really surprised. So i was gonna my manager. Greg was like hey like you should really try to write some original christmas songs and i was like well. I think what people don't understand about christmas music is it's they're used to the song so you don't really remember how good they are. It's really like the greatest hits of the last hundred years of music truly. You'd like i just write another christmas song. It's like the last three songs that were added to the holiday music. Canon gary and then wham and paul mccartney and paul mccartney went on like honestly like various weirdly similar since christmas and so i was just like been a million people. Try to write christmas songs. And even once some that are pretty good and it's just like i it's just tough to exist in that world because the classes are so good and i was like maybe right thanksgiving song so it came out like better than i thought it would and i thought it would just be like. Oh people will maybe like this song. That's great and then as it kinda started to happen like radio. A lot of radio stations played it and like it was like kind of rolling. And i was like what if this could actually become like the thanksgiving song i people reacted to it. More strongly than i thought they would. I thought it'd be a song and everybody was like this song. I was like that's awesome right. I mean apple picked it when it apple that made it. They're like song of the day is amazon amazon. I mean that is no joke. Then it was it was. It was a on the radio. Top ten song crazy. What a so what happens now is not you. Will you sing that when you are on the road next year i thought about that i was like i think in the month of november. I probably could really we did like how after thanksgiving because it went well enough that i think all of us were like wait. This could actually like if we pushed it for a couple more years. It's possible that it would happen every year because a lot of radio people were like we had to make this tradition. And i was like from your lips to god's ears like mass idea. You've had what i'd new can. I'm like a body going to be on my pinky but yes we had a caller just like what could we do to try to make this happen again next year. So i would imagine that. I will play it if i do shows november. That's a good month to do it. But i don't know if i could do it before then but i would love it if it became something any honestly outside of radio or whatever it just became something that people wanted to listen to around thanksgiving that would make. That'd be happy enough with that. I just i had door. It's so this is against unfunny. It's such a kind song. Thank you so much just feels very like friendly and understanding. I wanted it to feel like a like a warm hug. Yes did that. That's why you accomplish. That was the goal. That ain't how it feels. And i i will be interested i. I wonder if it's if it's the ted lasso of music in that you love that people get your face you gasped. Here's the thing in two thousand twenty. Ted lasso is the medicine we needed island. Think that will stay true and twenty twenty one and i think that's true of your song. I'm a big believer. That i think like sincerity is gonna come back because i feel like so much of pop culture in the last little while has kind of been like ironic and like not as much just like heart on your sleeve sincere and i kinda think that especially also with there being not just in two thousand twenty but in general a little bit less like human connection and a lot more like connection online or like digitally in whatever way i kind of think sincerity is gonna feel wonderful for a while. I think that's going to be like the new cool thing. Maybe because it just like so much stuff is a little bit cool and like irony. And whatever and i think that that stuff can be great. I think that some of the stuff that started to connect ted lasso other stuff like that. I think people kind of like yearning for like. Oh yeah just like good stuff connection. How did you decide. What christmas songs on this with. All those options. Yeah i honestly. Half of making the christmas record was just because it sounded fun to like to arrange and seeing some of those songs so a lot of it was just like i was like these songs on the most fun to do and i think the idea is that like my hope with the album is it will over the next however many years add to it at different places and have like other volumes of it. Oh yes so. I think instead of being like i'm gonna wait for years and make another christmas record like literally next year. We might just like do three more songs and do another like a different edition of the vinyl or something. Let so some of it was knowing that i was like. This isn't the only christmas record ever gonna make so there's no pressure but a lot of it honestly was just like these songs. Sound the most saying what a great thing about how music is created industry and twenty twenty. Plus is that you can go. Let's add three more to that. And it just upload to spotify or upload apple or yeah right. Yeah that's brilliant so it can be a thing that continues to grow with under the same umbrella of ben rector christmas. I think we're kind of honestly looking at it like it's like a air quotes brand where it's like you know not. I'm not gonna do it every year but like maybe every other year just kind of being like hey like we're going to do another run of the vinyl in another edition on spotify. That essentially will be apple music and amazon all stuff. That'll be kind of like another edition of this record. Do you want to write more thanksgiving songs or do you feel like that's the one i don't know if i could beat that one. I would love honestly to right. We joked about like oh. She just released as a gag. The thanksgiving song again with just slightly different lyrics every god this president and stay. Whatever i do think Another i think some of that song was a happy accident of like pressure. Just like this is maybe a thing but i think as soon as it was like cool do that again. It's like i don't know if i could. I would love to write. I'd love to try to write original christmas songs. Or maybe like a new year song or whatever. But