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A highlight from SBF Guilty!
"7 guilty verdicts for Sam Bankman -Fried, Bitcoin ETFs in the future and a happy recovery in crypto prices are all providing the blockchain world with much to discuss. After a couple weeks off, we're back to do the thing we do where we look at top stories and say whatever our brains tell us to say and it'll be super interesting because by the way, Travis is transitioning. More about that in this show. There's no filter, just badness and banter about what's been going on in the crypto world and in our world on this bad news, episode number 701 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Hey, welcome back to the Bad Crypto Podcast, the show for the crypto curious and the crypto serious. Joel come here. Travis right there. Still your Sir Lords and with you from Puerto Rico, the beautiful island in the Caribbean. How you doing? Doing great. Nice to see you again. Good, sir. You as well. We had a couple weeks off and people are like, are you guys done doing the show? We hit 700 and we're like, done. No, actually we hit that 700th episode and then we were waiting for SBF to get seven indictments and then so he did and then we're like, okay, we can do the show again now that he is going to prison for a long time. Seven the number of perfection. We'll tell you more about what's been going on in our world. But first let's get to the news and tell you what's going on in the crypto world. Timestamp November the 4th, 2023 to 14 p .m. in the afternoon here in Puerto Rico. I know this show is coming out on Sunday, so it might be a little delayed on what you're going to hear here as far as the prices go. But the crypto market cap, according to CoinGecko, is currently $1 .34 trillion Bitcoin, thirty four thousand seven seventy Ethereum eighteen hundred thirty eight dollars BNB two thirty seven XRP sixty one cents Solana forty one dollars. Damn. Why did I sell mine? Cardano thirty two cents and Dogecoin almost at seven cents. The crypto markets have taken a bounce back. Sir Lord Travis, you know what? And one of the things that I am transitioning is I'm selling my home and moving back to the States. And this home is the selling process is taking forever, dude, but I wanted to start selling it. Bitcoin was like at sixteen eight when I decided to sell it in in January. I was like, dude, I thought this house was going to sell quickly. And I was like, I want to get some of that sixteen seventeen thousand dollar Bitcoin might sell us some bitch and then process and this and that in Puerto Rico. And now Bitcoin is freaking thirty, almost thirty five thousand dollars, dude. Like I missed out on doubling of my money right there, which sucks about that. There are. So I just I just want you all know, I want crypto to do I want Bitcoin to go down like about ten grand. I want to I'd like to see twenty five K again so I could snag more of that. I'm sorry to interrupt this show, this broadcast to slap Travis Rice in the head. Yeah, because the rest of us, I mean, yes, I want you to have cheap Bitcoin. But, you know, if this is just the beginning of a bull run, that means that there are lots of opportunities. Remember, our previous high was sixty nine thousand. And most people are expecting us to blow by into six figures this time around. And so we can analyze, you know, what's happening in that world and all of what's driving it. I thought maybe we take a look and just see who are the big winners right now. We mix. Don't know what it is, but it's up 66 percent this week. Well, that's what that's what a deejay does whenever they have a list. They do a we mix. Yeah, we. Yeah.
Fresh "Travis" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"When you think about the year that it's been with the heiress tour, the movies, and of course the dating of Travis Kelsey. Some guy. Yeah, she's everywhere. Just some guy. So Person of the Year, Taylor Swift. It's 748. Time for traffic. We turn our eyes away from Taylor to traffic and Rita Kessler. And right now, if you're on the Beltway, we have a new problem in Maryland, the outer loop at the big curve above the 270 spur. The left lane is blocked with the crash. So you're sticking to the right to get by. brief Brief delay right now, but you will still find a little bit of a delay. Also, the southbound 270 spur is slow after democracy, headed on to the outer loop of the Beltway. We're also seeing a delay on the inner loop of the Beltway trying to head toward Connecticut Avenue. And the outer loop is also slow coming from Connecticut Avenue, headed on to 355. It is 355 near Grosvenor Lane, a report of a wreck based on that delay. like Looks the northbound side is definitely affected, so you may find some lanes blocked northbound 355 in the area of Grosvenor. Now, before all this on the outer loop, topside delays from 95 around toward Georgia Avenue. But along that stretch, your lanes are open. The inner loop after 214 Central Avenue, the crash was cleared over to the left shoulder. But while we're still seeing delays on the inner loop, before Route 50, headed past 214, the outer loop has a delay begins that from Allentown Road. Trying to make your way past the scene, the travel lanes should be open along the outer loop stretch of the roadway. Also, the inner loop head toward the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. That delay begins before St. Barnabas Road. This will take you on to I -295 Northbound, headed toward Malcolm X Avenue, then and some volume passing the Suitland Parkway. If you're on the Beltway in Virginia, it is the inner loop delays out of Springfield, headed toward 236. Within the delay near Braddock Road, there had been a wreck, but the crash was cleared out of the roadway, and the lanes are open. Westbound 66 in the express lanes after 28 in Centerville. The left lane is blocked with a crash. GEEBA, the Government Employees Benefit Association is trusted by feds for quality dental and vision coverage. Choose GEEBA during open season at GEEBA .com. I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic. 7 News First Alert meteorologist and Swiftie Brian Vandegraaf is joining us live now as we check this forecast.
A highlight from Oops! The BlackRock ETF Code IBTC Has Been Around Since August...
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Wednesday, October 25th, and today we are talking about more weird quirks of this proto bull market. But before we get into that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends. Well, today we are following up on the story that we've been tracking all week, which is all of the intrigue and interest around a potential ETF being approved, which had a really funny and weird little wrinkle yesterday. But before we get into that, as I was prepping the show, news broke that Sam Bankman -Fried would indeed be taking the stand in his own defense. Now, my feeling on this was that of course he would. I have had nearly 100 % conviction that this was going to happen, and it has only grown over the course of the trial. This is despite this being a very bad idea in general. It usually does not go well for the accused to speak in their own defense. However, one, Sam is not a person who can really resist talking. And two, after what we've seen on this trial, it's sort of the only thing he has left. Martin Shkreli summed this up last week. The former pharma exec who himself went to jail has been taking a close interest in the trial and he wrote, The only chance SPF has to get acquitted is to take the stand. Eleven out of ten criminal defense attorneys would tell you it's a mistake, but while it's a Hail Mary, it's the only shot he has. Taking the stand is an ambitious move by a defense. OJ famously did not take the stand. Neither did Michael Jackson or Casey Anthony. Lawyers don't like the uncertainty that comes with testimony, but specifically cross -examination. Another reason lawyers don't like it is that there is a high risk the defendant is less likable after testifying. That is a risk with Sam, but he's not your average defendant. This will be the last sale he has to make. Recency bias matters. If SPF can avoid choking and charm 12 people like he charmed VCs, they might just forget the first five weeks of the trial. Riding that momentum into closing arguments is critical. On the stand, SPF has a simple story. Why would I want people to lose money? I didn't put any of this money in my pocket. I invested it. I was stupid, but that's not a crime. He can act surprised, even hurt, at the idea he wanted to deprive anyone of their property. Virtually everything comes down to his state of mind and what he believed, which is really up to him and how well he can sell it. That's my take. If he doesn't take the stand, he will regret it forever. SPF isn't the kind of guy who leaves things like that on the table. He will get closure, a real chance to tell a story, and a fighting chance at winning over this jury who probably are ready to convict. For my money, that is the best legal analysis you will read about this particular decision. Sam could testify starting as soon as tomorrow afternoon. Obviously, we will keep you abreast of any of those developments. But today, let's go back to this crazy Bitcoin spike that we're in the middle of and talk about a few interesting quirks. Of course, one of the biggest catalysts for Monday's Bitcoin spike was BlackRock being assigned a ticker symbol for its Bitcoin ETF on the DTCC website. The DTCC functions as the clearinghouse for most U .S. stock trading. So BlackRock's ETF being listed there was taken as a sign of progress towards an eventual SEC approval. That said, most analysts had warned that markets were getting ahead of themselves and that the inclusion of BlackRock's ETF in the DTCC system wasn't much of an indication of anything. The only real information to be gleaned was that BlackRock were taking steps in preparation for a launch, not that an ETF launch was imminent. However, on Tuesday morning, Barron's crypto journalist Joe Light noticed that the BlackRock ETF had been removed from the DTCC's website during the day's update. Markets erupted into pandemonium. Bitcoin immediately sold off by 3%. Traders furiously refreshed the DTCC website, causing it to crash after likely experiencing more single -day traffic than it ever had before. Bloomberg's senior ETF analyst Eric Balcones said, DTCC is definitely not used to this kind of attention or action. It lives behind the scenes, very boring. Speaks to the uniqueness and intensity of this entire saga. Now at around 6 p .m. that evening, the DTCC website was once again updated. BlackRock's ETF was back under the ticker symbol IBTC. The only substantive change was that the redemption in creation status had been changed from yes to no. Analysts said this was likely of no real consequence as the fund is not yet trading. Said Bloomberg's other ETF analyst James Safart, I personally don't think this means all that much if I'm being honest. Think it indicates BlackRock is getting everything ready to launch if and when they get an SEC approval. And that the no just means it's not open for create redeem because it's not live yet. Now later in the evening, a Reuters reporter took the drastic step of actually asking the DTCC what was going on. A spokesperson for the DTCC explained that quote, It is standard practice for DTCC to add securities to the NSCC security eligibility file in preparation for the launch of a new ETF to market. Appearing on the list is not indicative of any outcome for any outstanding regulatory or other approval processes. What's more, they noted that the symbol had actually been there since August, which of course caused a fair bit of bewilderment. Travis Cling tweeted, Just to make sure I'm tracking. Market thought BlackRock's IBTC was listed on the DTCC website yesterday. Price spiked and blew up a bunch of derivatives. IBTC listing magically disappears today then reappears a few hours later. Then it turns out that IBTC had been on DTCC since August. Did I get that right? Bill King responded, Just another day in paradise. Now as another indicator of rapidly growing institutional interest in Bitcoin, open interest on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or CME soared to record highs on Tuesday. The CME hosts a handful of crypto futures contracts and is the main trading venue for TradFi firms which shy away from offshore crypto exchanges. Open interest on crypto native venues was crushed by Monday's volatile move. These offshore exchanges saw perpetual futures open interest decrease by almost 27 ,000 Bitcoin throughout Monday. Conversely, CME's monthly Bitcoin futures contracts saw an increase in OI of over 4 ,000 Bitcoin. For the first time, CME OI passed 100 ,000 Bitcoin worth around 3 .4 billion. According to Vetle Lunde, a senior research analyst at K33 Research, the CME market share for Bitcoin futures trading has reached an all -time high of 25%. The CME is now the second largest trading venue for Bitcoin futures, trailing only Binance which still holds 29 % market share. Unsurprisingly, however, Bitcoin's market share has been collapsing in the second half of this year following regulatory lawsuits and difficulties with payment infrastructure. Binance's futures trading market share topped out at around 37 % in June. 24 -hour trading volume for CME Bitcoin futures hit 1 .8 billion between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. That's around 25 % larger volume than any other 24 -hour trading period over the past two months. Now, alongside the obvious benefits of having significant Bitcoin futures volume moved to regulated and surveilled markets, monthly expiry structure on the CME gives us additional information on how markets are being traded. That's opposed to offshore where 80 % of futures trading is using perpetual futures which don't expire. Currently, the one -month premium to spot Bitcoin prices is at 13 % for CME futures contracts. There hasn't been a discount to spot prices since late August and the premium has been steadily climbing since then. Today's episode is brought to you by Kraken. For far too long, the whole financial system has been standing still, too slow, only on for certain hours, overly designed for some types of people but not for others. Crypto, at its best, represents progress. It asks the question, what if? It invites people in instead of leaving them out. It's on 24 -7, 365, and moves at the speed of real life. 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Fresh "Travis" from Evening News with Art Sanders
"Preston Israeli forces battling Hamas militants across Gaza overnight expanding second their largest ground city offensive on to Yunus the IDF spokesman Major Doran Spielman. When the attack was launched on October 7th this was the main area it was launched from a lot of the top command and leadership is based in Khan Yunus and unfortunately they are well embedded deep within the civilian population. Meantime some families of the more than 100 people still being held by Hamas are demanding answers from the government. There was a very tense meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the families of hostages. the According to local reports he told them that there was no possibility of bringing their loved ones home anytime soon. Some of those present even shouting at the Prime Minister asking him to restart the negotiations as soon as possible ABC foreign correspondent James Longwood in Israel. FBI chief Christopher Wray says there has been a stunning spike in terror threats in the US. He is urging Congress to renew section 702 of FISA the law that allows agents to conduct secret surveillance on suspected terrorists overseas stripping the FBI of its 702 authorities would be a form of unilateral disarmament. President Biden telling a closed -door fundraiser in Massachusetts he might not have run for reelection if Donald Trump hadn't decided to run again back at the White House last night he was asked whether he would still be in the race if Donald Trump Texas investigating connections between a series of shootings in Austin that left four dead and a double homicide in San Antonio Austin interim police chief Robin Henderson the male suspect who was taken into custody was transported to the Francisco Travis County Jail and is charged with capital murder Hollywood actors ratifying their new deal with studios officially the strike that began four months ago you're listening to ABC News so right now may be the perfect time for you to rethink how you pay for health care and here's why not only is it open enrollment for lot a of people it's also a time you can join Metashare and save even more than usual for many families switching Medicare to saves about $500 a month which is a game changer for a lot of people but what's more they like it Metashare has double the member satisfaction rate compared to health insurance double. 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Flooding in parts of the Pacific Northwest at least one weather related death reported in Oregon. Meteorologists call this an atmospheric river a channel of tropical air bringing with it a with rain to the Pacific Northwest already flood warnings have been issued and here along the Stillaguamish River about an hour north of Seattle homes and neighborhoods have been inundated with water so far there have been no reports of any injuries but the downpour is expected to continue and the flooding is expected to get worse. Jeff ABC News, Granite Falls, Washington. The off -duty pilot accused of trying to cut the engines on an Alaska Airlines plane mid -flight has now been indicted on 84 charges but a grand jury in Oregon decided not to charge him with attempted murder Joseph Emerson's lawyers say he suffered a panic attack after taking some magic mushrooms and trouble for Barbie the box office for a doll that's supposed to honor the Cherokee Nation's leader the box actually for the doll that has a nation symbol that's supposed to mean Cherokee instead translates as Preston ABC News oil investments in high degree of risk and actual results may marry. Attention all investors the year is almost over and your chance to receive a 100 % tax write -off for 2023. 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A highlight from Fright Night Part 2
"And welcome back to cinema vino. My name is Todd Wofford. I'm here with Travis Budd. Is it? Yahoy. Is your name Todd Wofford? It's what I've changed it to. Fearless vampire killer. I just did not look like a Raoul when I was born, so I went ahead and changed it to something You sound like one. I do. People tell me that. I mean, now I'm going gray. I look like a Raoul. Raoul. Perhaps a Ramon. You should go back to Copperhead. Yeah. We really need that. I was very upset that nobody else, that I manufactured that nickname for you and nobody else took off with it. And if I was a relief pitcher, that would definitely be my name right now. Only if you were on the Diamondbacks. Exactly. Todd Wofford was bitten twice in rapid succession by a Copperhead back in 2014. 2008. 2008. Yep. I figured if I said a date, you'd fix him. Sean had to excuse himself for a second to go clap at a cat. Ooh, he brought back some pussy. And that's not a dirty matter. He took it back out of the room. It's always bad when you have to clap back at a cat. So yeah. What the hell are we talking about? We're talking about... Sorry, I had a cat trying to attack your backpack. And that happens every now and then. There's some... Find a dollar. So we are drinking Foxglove Cabernet. This is the second label for the Varner Vineyards in California. Second labels are often done by premium wineries to basically offer their product or their handiwork at a lesser price. So good wine. It's a good way to find value wines. So it's like if I want to offer a better product at a discounted price because I have like too much of it. Too much of it. Or maybe you have some land, some property that's not quite premium. And they don't want to devalue their label that they keep at the higher price. So they sell it at a lower price for a different label that's different. A second label. Yeah. But if we know about it, how does that matter? Well, I think to know about it, you kind of have to know what you're looking for. They rarely advertise that. Yeah. It's not like they're publicly being like, we're making a second label. Yeah. So it's like Chateau Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild in France. They have their Bordeaux. First growth Bordeaux from them is $1 ,500, $2 ,000. The Petit Bordeaux that they do, it's their second label. It's about 200 bucks. So you can get a Rothschild wine for a fraction of the price. But you just have to know what you're looking at and where to find it. I would just simply do that every time. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, if you're looking for good good buys, yeah, this is the way to do it is know what wines, what good wineries have second labels. So it's like Paul Hobbes winery, top notch winemaker. His second label is called Crossbarn. So if you know what to find, then. But then there's some other ones that source their grapes like Goldschmidt. They source premium grapes from other wineries and blend them into cheaper wines, basically. Can I see that bottle? I was playing with the cap. So if this bottle was not a second label, how much would it go for compared to what you got it for? Ballpark. Ballpark. So they priced us about 20 bucks. And I think that's a pretty reasonable price for it. If it was the name of the foreigner vineyards who do like the boutique wines, it would be a lot more. I mean, their wines retail for 100, 200 bucks a bottle. So 13 .4.
Fresh update on "travis" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is Dr. Pierre Khoury, who is an American hero and stood up against the cartel, the pharmaceutical industrial complex. Dr. Khoury, thank you for taking the time. Several topics I'm going to cover. I want to start with the first one, that to an untrained eye, you would think that there is a new virus that is emerging and hitting children, especially in America. Some people are calling it white lung syndrome. What is the truth here? Yeah, I mean, from the day that I've seen and the reports that I've reviewed, I mean, what seems to be happening in China is something that really happened here last year. I mean, last year in the fall, early winter season, we saw this huge surge in RSV and flu, which we hadn't seen before. And I think they're seeing the same in China, but they're also seeing mycoplasma, which is actually a bacterial infection. And so they're seeing this sudden surge in cases of respiratory illnesses. I don't think this is a new unidentified pathogen. Charlie, if this was a new virus or a new bacteria or something weird that was coming on, like, I hate to say it, a new bioweapon, we have sophisticated technology that could identify what it is and what its characteristics are. This is really just a surge in respiratory illnesses. Now, I'll ask the question for you, Charlie, but why would this be happening in China right now? A couple of reasons. China had the longest of lockdowns. I mean, theirs only ended, I believe, last January. So this is kind of the first fall, winter season that they're seeing after lockdowns. That's probably driving a lot of this new exposure to vaccines. But the more important thing, Charlie, is it's the mass. This is in the wake of a mass vaccination campaign against the respiratory virus. We have data going back a long time, for instance, around the flu vaccine. When you get vaccinated for the flu, your risk of other respiratory illnesses grows. And we've mass vaccinated the planet against one respiratory virus. And now we're seeing this huge rise in other respiratory viruses. And I think it's not unexpected. So I think it's two things. It's the prolonged lockdowns with the fact that now you have a population that was mass vaccinated against respiratory virus and they're now succumbing to others. Is it conceivable that the vaccine has suppressed immunity, meaning it makes it harder for a person to be able to create antibodies and have a robust immune system? Is there any data to suggest that, especially the mRNA shot? It's not just conceivable, Charlie. It's the reality. Immunologists, virologists, vaccinologists know this, especially around this COVID vaccine. It induces several forms of immunosuppression. And it also kind of trains the immune system to direct against a certain virus and not others. So it's altered immune systems that are leaving you at higher risk of other infections. There's not even a question about it. So the media, I will say that the CDC has come out and they say we don't see a new pathogen. You know, this is not necessarily out of the ordinary. RSV and pneumonia and flu and COVID are going up slightly. And I guess the question in front of us, they're already pushing. I mean, this Travis Kelsey commercial is ridiculous. You know, you can get you could get two shots in one. And are we creating this almost vaccine dependent, you know, society where our immune system is so suppressed that it's not about losing weight, vitamin D, any of that stuff? And I'm afraid it's creating a permanently sicker type society. And it's also getting into pediatric circles where they're now pushing the COVID shot for my one year old. I said, what on earth is this? I mean, this this is what what planet is this acceptable? Dr. Corey, it's just not it's hurting the overall health of our population, especially the young people. This monolithic, obsessive response to everything with a vaccine is not sound. I like that you just mentioned things like vitamin D and nutrition. There are much more sensible things that we can do that don't bring with it harms that generally safe and bring about improvements to health. I mean, even if you believe that these vaccines against rapidly mutating respiratory viruses was a good idea. The downsides of them have to be considered. And there's a lot of downsides. And that's what we're talking about today. That's what we're seeing across the world. And what's happening in China has happened in many other countries. And like I gave you the example, it happened in the US last year. I mean, my organization, right, the FLCCC, we put we came together and we put together repurposed drug protocol for RSV and flu a year ago because of this massive surge that we saw coming out of the first two years of the COVID pandemic of those other viruses, which is not unexpected. And so you're right. The vaccine is a solution for everything. Infectious is just absurd. And what I think is really good about this discussion, Charlie, it's bringing to light the negative adverse consequences. Nobody's thinking about the secondary things. In medicine, you think about things that you always weigh benefits, risks and alternatives. And these vaccines were prevent, you know, presented as nothing but benefits constantly while always mitigating the risk. Well, now we're seeing a whole other set of risks beyond the ones you and I have already talked about. Yeah. And I hate to be cynical, but I think that Dr. Corey, you're on the same page. I don't get the impression from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson that they want a healthy society. It's almost the sicker we are, the more money they stand to make.
A highlight from MASSIVE Crypto Market Pump! ($LINK New Yearly Highs)
"What is Chainlink? Chainlink is an oracle. You might ask yourself, what is an oracle? It's not the person that bends a spoon in the first matrix. An oracle is gonna connect to off -chain data with on -chain data. So if you have something off -chain like Travis Kelsey scored two touchdowns, but I have an NFL NFT and it needs that off -chain data to come on -chain, that's where you're gonna see an oracle like Chainlink come into play. And I think as we merge real -world assets with on -chain activity, we're gonna see more and more Chainlink activity. And with Bitcoin pumping, Chainlink is feeling great today, folks. Chainlink is now up. If we refresh, we're up about 10 % today, folks. Chainlink is pumping. We're gonna talk about that. We're gonna talk about Chainlink. We're gonna talk about Bitcoin. We're gonna talk about Michael Saylor. And we have a very special guest in the corner today, folks. Yeah, hey, I'm back. I'm back in the small little box, pushing the buttons. I'm still rearranging them. Might still push some of the wrong ones, but looking forward to it. Well, let's see if you can hit the right one, and let's roll that intro. Did he? Oh, he already hit the wrong one. I already hit the wrong one. They moved the intro button on me. I don't even know where it is. We'll figure it out, folks. This is discovered crypto. I don't have it. Oh, we don't have it. You know what? You wanna just start the show? You know what? It was a good thing. We started with the monologue, isn't it? All right, folks. Well, this is live tubing. Things like this are gonna happen. All right, well, crypto markets are pumping, folks. We have Bitcoin moving in a serious way. It is up 2 .6 % today, but the alts are the real star of the show today. You can see ETH also really not moving too much. It's up 2 .8%, but then as we start going a little bit further down, you're gonna start seeing some exciting movement. It starts with Dogecoin, oddly enough. Dogecoin up 5 .8%. Then we have Polygon. Polygon is up 7 .4%. Chainlink has cooled off a little bit. It was up 10%. Chainlink is up 9%. What's the entire crypto market doing? The entire crypto market is up 2 .4 % today, and the 24 -hour volume, $56 billion, which is really good for Monday, folks, because this is, most of the data in American time is gonna be mostly Sunday night. For Sunday night to come off and we're at 56 billion, it's looking really good, and gas is way up. It is now 36 Gwei, but still relatively cheap. I moved some Apecoin around today. All right, we keep going down. We got some more exciting movement, so we got Chainlink up 9%. Below that, Polkadot up 4 .5%, and we keep scrolling. Really not too much, but now it's time to look at the top gainers. TJ, is any of your coins gonna be in the top gainers? Yeah, I had a lot of my coins over the, at least over the weekend that were in the top gainers. I was feeling really good. I love Chainlink. I've always loved Solana. I've been a holder of Solana from $5, so seeing that run a little bit was fun. I sold some last cycle. I didn't sell it all. Watched it go all the way back down, so seeing it run back up is always fun. So yeah, and of course, Bitcoin, Ethereum, you know, I always love to see that. Yeah, and then the boring coins. All right, well, speaking of running up, what are the coins that are running up more than any coin in the world, at least in the top hundred? We don't go to the micro caps here. All right, we have Injective leading the way. Injective is up 15%. Let me zoom out a little bit. Injective up 15%. Phantom up 11 .5%. Aave up 10%. Aave uses a lot of Chainlink, folks. Aave uses it a lot for their DeFi protocol. Then we have ThorChain up 9 .3%. A lot of people got to move those stolen funds. I'm kidding. It's used for normal purposes as well. Then we have ImmutableX up 8%. NEO up 7 .8%. Polygon. Yeah, any of these, I know you like Polygon. Any of these other ones up on the top really screaming at you here? Yeah, I like a lot of those.
Fresh update on "travis" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from The SEC Drops the Ripple Case: How Big A Deal Is This?
"Most of the crypto industry kind of is at the point of just a plague on all your houses. Burn it to the ground and let something new be built in its stead. There is not a lot of sympathy or compassion or patience left among regular crypto industry participants for all of these people who ended up causing such catastrophic destruction. Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, October 20th, and today we are talking about the SEC dropping the Ripple case and the New York attorney general suing DCG. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, there is some serious excitement to close out this week. And no, I'm not even talking about JP Morgan's report that an ETF is likely to be approved in the next few months or Bitcoin's morning rally up above thirty thousand dollars. What I'm talking about, or at least where we want to start, is with the SEC dropping the Ripple case. Specifically, the SEC will no longer pursue allegations against Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and executive chairman Chris Larsen. The pair had been named as additional defendants in the Ripple lawsuit, with the SEC alleging that they had aided and abetted the company in violating securities laws. The issue was the sole outstanding matter in the Ripple case after the judge ruled that this part of the lawsuit should continue to a full trial due to disputed facts. Other matters were decided back in July, with the judge finding that public sales of XRP tokens on exchanges, as well as distributions to staff and subcontractors, did not constitute the sale of unregistered securities. Now, the court did hold that sales of XRP tokens to institutional investors did satisfy the Howey test and were, therefore, considered sales of unregistered securities. The SEC's Thursday filing said that the regulator would continue to pursue its claims against the company. Earlier this month, the court ruled that the SEC could not put forward an appeal of the Ripple decision until all outstanding matters were resolved. Now that next April's trial has been vacated, the path is cleared for an imminent SEC appeal of the decisions which went against them in July. Ripple, for their part, is treating this decision to abandon further claims as another small in their ongoing battle with the SEC. A press release from the company characterized the actions as a surrender. Garlinghouse said in a statement, For nearly three years, Chris and I have been the subject of baseless allegations from a rogue regulator with a political agenda. Instead of looking for the criminals stealing customer funds on offshore exchanges that were courting political favor, the SEC went after the good guys. He added, We look forward to the day this chapter is closed once and for all, now that the SEC has dropped the curtain on their absurd theatrics against Chris and me. Larsen said, Indeed, he went on and called the SEC's lawsuit, As well as dealing with an anticipated appeal, Ripple will also now need to pay penalties for their illegal sales of XRP tokens to institutional investors. The SEC filing said that the parties plan to meet in order to negotiate a settlement. They will set out a briefing schedule in November to proceed on a contested basis if no agreement is reached. This appears on the face of it to be a very good thing. And that may be true, but it's also maybe not the thing that it initially seems. Catherine Kirkpatrick, the chief legal officer at CBOE, wrote, This means they can proceed to appeal the Ripple decision much sooner. Otherwise, they would have had to wait until the conclusion of that trial in late spring. Gabriel Shapiro from Delphi Digital says, Now, once this interpretation got out, that the SEC was so focused on wanting to appeal the other part of the decision that they were willing to drop the charges against the execs, some people started to point out that that also seemed a little nuts. Alliance Dow's Jason Franek wrote, This is insane if true. It's equivalent to the SEC saying that either A. The exec lawsuit was weak or even frivolous or B. We think the execs broke the law, but we don't care. We'd much rather rush to appeal so we can crush the crypto industry at large. If the latter, it's emblematic of how a regulator at war with an industry would behave. Mike Vafchak, also of Alliance Dow, said, They have abandoned any pretense of neutrality. They don't give an F. Of course, that's not what the Ripple execs did. They are not bad actors. But that's what the SEC claims they did, what they argued in court, what they said before Congress. They don't care about protecting investors. They don't care about you. They care only about their power. Now, there is one other interpretation as well. On Jacob's post that I just read a moment ago, consensus lawyer Bill Hughes wrote, Or they hate trials. That interpretation was reinforced by Elliot Stein, senior litigation analyst at Bloomberg, who said, Now, it's not at all clear to me that the SEC can actually competently run a contested trial. Remember, we haven't actually seen them run a trial under Gensler, only pretrial motions and settlements. It may be that they just never had the stomach for it. And when it was headed that way, they had to back off. However, another legal action popped up at the end of this week, and we will come to that just after this quick break. Today's episode is brought to you by Kraken. For far too long, the whole financial system has been standing still, too slow, only on for certain hours, overly designed for some types of people, but not for others. Crypto, at its best, represents progress. It asks the question, what if? It invites people in instead of leaving them out. It's on 24 -7, 365, and moves at the speed of real life. Not everyone believes it. We've got our fair share of detractors, but that's the way it always is when you're building something new. Kraken is a crypto company that has been through the highs and lows of the industry, facing forwards towards progress throughout. And now they're inviting us to see what crypto can be. Learn more at kraken .com slash the breakdown. Disclaimer, not investment advice. Crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to U .S. and U .S. territory customers by Payword Ventures, Inc., PVI, DBA, Kraken. New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against Gemini Trust, Genesis Global Capital, and Digital Currency Group for allegedly defrauding 230 ,000 investors out of more than a billion dollars. Also personally named as defendants in the lawsuit are DCG CEO Barry Silbert and former Genesis CEO Michael Morrow. James is seeking to ban Gemini, Genesis, and DCG from participating in the financial investment industry in New York. Now, A .G. James has definitely been rapidly filing lawsuits over the recent months with active litigation against CoinX, KuCoin, and Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky. The allegations here relate to the events surrounding the Gemini Earn product. The lawsuit claims that Gemini lent funds to Genesis, which is owned by DCG. These funds were then lent to counterparties, including now bankrupt trading firms 3ROS Capital and Alameda Research. It's alleged that these counterparty failures left Genesis with a $1 .1 billion loss. Now, it's not illegal for loans to fail and cause a lender's book to collapse. What James is alleging is that both Gemini and Genesis knew about the state of the lending business as it deteriorated and actively misled investors about the risks being taken. The lawsuit claims that Gemini knew Genesis was lending on an under -collateralized basis and had excessive concentration of loans to a single counterparty in Alameda Research. The allegations state that Alameda made up 60 % of Genesis's external loan book in July 2022 and that loans were mostly secured by FTT tokens, which of course collapsed in value surrounding the failure of FTX. Both Morrow and Silbert are accused of defrauding the public by attempting to conceal heavy losses which would be borne by investors. The lawsuit claims that the pair disguised $1 .1 billion in losses through a months -long campaign of misstatements, omissions, and concealment. It alleges that tweets sent by DCG and Genesis following the bankruptcy of Three Arrows Capital were false, misleading, and omitted material facts. The complaint claims that DCG did not simply assume the $1 .1 billion open -term liability related to Three Arrows, which could be called at any time. It replaced that liability with an illiquid 10 -year promissory note. Internally, a Genesis officer objected to claiming to counterparties that they had absorbed the loss because they would be unable to defend this statement from any level of scrutiny. Now, for Gemini's part in the deception, the lawsuit claims that even after Gemini decided to terminate Earn and provide formal notification to Genesis Capital, Gemini continued to take tens of millions of dollars worth of additional cryptocurrencies from Earn investors. These additional investments were passed on to Genesis while at the same time, Gemini employees were closing out their personal positions, according to the allegations. The suit claims that Gemini's internal risk management framework fall well short of their pledge to customers, and in fact, that Gemini had internally downgraded Genesis's risk rating to junk status in February 2022 and sought to terminate the Earn program in September. According to the complaint, these were material facts for investors which Gemini had an affirmative duty to disclose. Finally, while both Gemini and Genesis claimed to hold all necessary government licenses to operate their businesses, the lawsuit alleges that they should have registered under New York securities laws and failed to do so. A .G. James said in a statement, Now, of course, this lawsuit compounds active litigation for Gemini, Genesis and DCG. In January, the SEC sued Genesis and Gemini for offering unregistered securities in the form of the Gemini Earn product, a claim which the two firms are currently pushing the court to dismiss, saying that the details of securities offering are not sufficiently defined. And then, after negotiations broke down surrounding the Genesis bankruptcy, Gemini sued DCG and Barry Silbert in July. In terms of response, in a statement discussing this new lawsuit, DCG said that they had been, Silbert added that he was, Now, Gemini, for their part, tried to kind of have it both ways and say that this suit backed up what they had been saying about Genesis and DCG for a while, but they were, of course, innocent. They tweeted, of a massive fraud and systematically lied to by these parties about Genesis's financial condition. With that said, we wholly disagree with the NYAG's decision to also sue Gemini. Blaming a victim for being defrauded and lied to makes no sense, and we look forward to defending ourselves against this inconsistent position. Ryan Selkis from Masari summed up much of the community's reaction when he wrote, I'm no fan of the NYAG, but this is one of the most horrific and damning complaints I have read in crypto. Brutal, but I'm glad this final shoe has finally dropped. Separately, he also tweeted, The only difference between DCG and FTX is that FTX used QuickBooks. James Safart, an ETF analyst at Bloomberg, said, Historically, you'd say Genesis were the adults in the room, and it really did seem like it. But I feel like there is virtually no interest rate I'd be willing to accept using this stuff as such a large chunk of the collateral, not to mention such a large chunk of the book. Like if this stuff were disclosed, I suspect a lot of Gemini Earn users would have withdrawn their crypto from the program. I think overall, when it comes to this idea that Gemini are somehow the innocent victims here, the courts will prove whatever they prove and obviously Gemini gets to fight. But unfortunately for them, most of the crypto industry kind of is at the point of just a plague on all your houses, burn it to the ground and let something new be built in its stead. There is not a lot of sympathy or compassion or patience left among regular crypto industry participants for all of these people who ended up causing such catastrophic destruction. Now, of course, where a lot of people went was what this means for GBTC. Travis Kling, the founder at Aikigai said, This strikes me as enough for SEC to put GBTC conversion on ice, at least for now. And so that, friends, is I think the next thing to watch, whether we get any intimations of what will happen next in Grayscale's attempt to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an ETF. Does the SEC approve another set of ETFs in advance and let the market do their work for them? That's kind of my base case, but we will just have to see. For now, that ends another crazy week in the wild crypto industry. One more big thanks to today's sponsor, Kraken. Go to kraken .com slash the breakdown and see what crypto can be. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
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"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. Two new wars that were sparked because of his policies as president. To him, that's what he was thinking when he thought I'm going to return to normal. We should not be sending one red cent of your money to Hamas. That is wrong. We made the pitch to lower the temperature. I'm still running for speaker and I plan to go to the floor and get the votes and win this race. And now sitting in for Mike today in the factor studios, .com here's Kevin McCulloch. Well, if you thought that just because it's Friday that this was going to be, you know, a chill, you know, news cycle goes dark, kind of just take it easy. Talk about, you know, Travis Kelsey and Taylor Swift type stuff. That's not happening today. We have got news breaking out all over the place. And I know that there's probably a piece of Mike Gallagher that kind of wishes he could be back at the microphone, even though he's been told he needs to burn his vacation day today. But it is an honor to be with you. Kevin McCulloch is my name and I am Mike's colleague here at AM 970 The Answer in New York City. And on the Salem News channel, my broadcast is aired on Saturday nights. It's called That Kevin Show. We worked really hard to try to come up with a creative name and I think we did pretty good. But anyway, and we're not only colleagues, we're buddies. And so I'm really honored and humbled and just grateful to have Mike asked me to sit in for him. But we have got an enormous amount of stuff to talk about. And what I love about this audience, and I said this on my show, I've said this on Mike's show, I've said this on other people's shows, the Mike Gallagher audience is the consummate audience of what the temperature of America truly is. You are the one that gives me more insight. And I got some credit a couple of election cycles ago for predicting maps and saying who was going to be elected president and so forth. I oftentimes use a lot of the, I don't know, the instincts that I gain from the Mike Gallagher audience, because I do think you're the most trustworthy temperature of where America is at. So obviously I'm interested in your opinion today. 1 -800 -655 -MIKE is the number 800 -655 -MIKE. Where to begin? The president last night yammering on and on about America being back and how we're going to take leadership in these two wars. Can someone please remind him that there were no wars when he came into office? And I believe rather strongly that if President Trump had still been in office, neither one of these wars would have been started. And I'm going to explain my theory on that in our too. There's a very specific reason why both of these wars were able to be, to begin. And that very specific reason is entirely the fault of Joseph Biden, the Senator from Delaware. Entirely, entirely he and President Harris, it's entirely their fault because the policies that they brought with them were abject disasters for America's wellbeing, for the global security of our allies and friends, and for the general state of the world in general. So we've got a lot to get to that. I'm going to, I'm going to kind of partition that into our two today, but I got to start with something that's even more obnoxious and and dangerous heinous than that. If you're not on the Salem News Channel, go over and get on the Salem News Channel. And if you don't have the app loaded, you can just go to salemnewschannel .com or snc .tv. But I've got to put this picture on the screen. And guys, if you can put it up there, this was released yesterday by the administration on, this is a screen grab of their social media with someone else having come in and blackened out three big dots on the picture. Now let me describe for those of you that are watching by way of radio, what we're seeing here. This is a picture of President Biden in Israel doing a handshake with someone that is in uniform. It's obvious that they're in uniform. And it turns out that the men that are all lined up, shaking the president's hand, we're at this event where the president's there. And when the president comes to your country and he greets you, then you, you come over and you shake his hand, whether you want to or not. It's just what you do. It's what I would do if I was in their circumstance. And I don't, I don't even have much respect for the current president, but because I respect the office, that's what I would do. But this picture they posted on all of the White House social media sites yesterday, only it was not posted with the black dots covering the faces that you see if you're looking at the Salem News Channel right this second. What they posted was a picture of these men standing with the president with their faces fully seen. Now you may be saying to yourself, Kev, what's the big deal? Why is that heinous? You said this is heinous. You said this is terrible. It's terrible because the three men that are pictured in this picture that got plastered all over the White House's social media. And I don't know, do you think maybe our enemies look at the White House social media from time to time? Do you think that maybe they've got someone monitoring what we put up on the official White House social media? Some, I think they probably do from time to time. I think that they say, probably hey, I wonder what's going on over at the White House. Let's see what we can figure out by looking at their social media. I think it's like the bare minimum of what our enemies do. They do a lot more than that. They try to tap our phones and crack our computer networks and do a whole bunch of other stuff. But the very minimum of what they do, the very least of what they do, is pay attention to what we say on our own sites. So the White House puts this on its social media feeds yesterday, and I'll put the the pic back up on the screen, the guys without the dots on their faces are fully exposed. And why that's important is because these are highly secretive operatives of our special forces that are likely in Israel right now performing extractions of our hostages. And he's exposed their identity. Now let me just ask you, in the day in which we have facial recognition on our Google, we have facial recognition in our pocket. Do you think that maybe for half a second some of the terrorists that would like to kill you and me and every other American that is breathing free air today, do you think that for half a second if they could gain the identity of our special operatives that they would do so and they would do the most heinous torturous murderous things they could do to them? Do you think for half a second that our terrorist enemies think that way? Evidently the senator from Delaware think that way. They think this is all a circus. They think that they just go through the motions and when some war breaks out, then he gives a speech from the Oval Office and he tries to sound like he's informed and caring and all the rest of it, stumbles over his monitor several times in the 15 minutes that he has to say what he has to say. He says some nice things about standing with Israel, blah, blah, blah. If the wind turned tomorrow and the public sentiment in America turned to a harsh anti -Semitism majority, which right now it's not, it's still in the minority, but if it moved that way in the Republican party and they said, you know what, you're really going to lose the next election if you don't come down hard on Israel, he would change his feeling in a heartbeat because these people have no principles. They have no passion. They have no integrity. And now they're outing our special ops on their own social media websites. Now, after about an hour of taking the most heinous crap from much of social media, the White House goes, oh, I wonder if we should take it down. And they did. Friends, I am dying to know what you think of this. 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. I'm a little bit worked up about this because just last week I was with family in California. I went to a Naval air station. I saw top secret stuff. I was able to have conversations with people that I don't always get to have. And I'll tell you that our military is very concerned about the lack of security that this White House and this administration tends to take approach with things. Take your calls next. 800 -655 -MIKE, 800 -655 -6453. Coming right back on The Mike Gallagher Show. The Mike Gallagher Show is now on TV. Watch the show every weekday on the Salem News Channel. Stream anytime on any device. Find us on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Apple TV, and more. Or just go to salemnewschannel .com. The Mike Gallagher Show, now on TV.
A highlight from Thoughts from the Bear Market - Episode 700!
"Time can move very slowly when you're in a bear market. Watching your crypto and NFT value drop can be a depressing experience. Well, we've survived one bear market and appears that we're going to make it through another. Today, your favorite crypto clowns take a look at where we've been, what we've learned along the way and discuss where we think this all might be going. So be of good cheer. We believe the bull is almost here. Let's talk financial mammals and have some fun as we give you our thoughts from inside the bear market on episode number, get this, 700 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Okay, the Bad Crypto Podcast. Yeah, we get it hype. Talking Bitcoin with Joel, Common, Travis, right? Yeah. Digital money and blockchain keep you informed and entertained. Make you think, make you laugh. But remember, stay bad with the Bad Crypto Podcast. Let's go. This is the big seven zero zero live from the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Well, recorded, but we're live as we're doing it. Wait, wait, let me check my polls. Yeah, I'm live. Trav, you live? I'm still alive. We're like the two live crew. Two live crew, yeah. Who has tuned in and heard some of those along the way. And just as a quick recap, Joel, when we started the show, right, we started the show in July, let's say the closest timeframe that we have is like, it looks like July 16 is when we started the show. And the total crypto market cap at that time was $80 billion. That was the total volume right there. So that's a historic time. And now here we are now with it like almost 1 .1 trillion. So we've gone up over about what, almost 15X since, you know, here we are since starting to show six years ago. It was all on us. Yeah. Us and Ben Armstrong. We did it all. And a little bit of Michael Saylor, not much, but some. And, you know, we've seen this thing almost, didn't we see it over 2 trillion? Wasn't like 2 .7 trillion? We saw it over 3. 3 trillion. My God. Yeah. I'm going to pull up CoinGecko in a minute. We'll take a look at that. Looks like we're in for about another run here. It should be interesting to see. Over 10 ,000 coins now, Joel. That's crazy. And those are just the ones that are being tracked by CoinGecko. I guarantee there's at least that many more that aren't being tracked and who knows. You know, we're just going a little conversation today. Talk about some of the things that we've learned, but let's, let's go ahead and historically take a look at the crypto market. Those of you that are listening, that's fine. If you want to see what we're talking about here, we've got some visuals. You could check out either YouTube rumble or on Odyssey. This is the total crypto market cap that you were talking about right here, Trav. And in 2018, at the top of the market, the crypto market cap got to 812 billion, right up from 2017, about 80 billion. And then I thought then Joel, then I might go, my thought was we're going to hit a trillion. And that was probably going to be the top of that first one. That's why, but then what was so crazy about that one to me, Joe, if you actually even zoom in on that one, is that bull market was so that bear market was so harsh because what ended up happening was it hit the high and then boom, that it tanked right after that, like you go in and look at that thing because he's even scrolling over a little bit, January of 2020, 2018, it just went, it was down 40 % before you know it. And then I know that I got invited to speak at this coins bank cruise that went from Singapore to Malaysia, to Thailand, then back to Singapore. Then it was so crazy that when we initially started this thing, it was just so nuts because there weren't a lot of other podcasts. And so people were inviting us all over the place. We even got to go to Switzerland. So I literally was on the beach one day in Switzerland. The next day flying on the beach in Thailand, went to Singapore, flew to Switzerland. Next day, six feet of snow. Like it was insane. And then the market, it just tanked, dude. It went up and then boom, it was down 40 % before I could get back home to sell any cryptos. Right. It was rough, you know, which is, and now if we, if Sophie forward to 2021, this space right here, I'll just pick a 90 day or we'll go to the max, but I'll pick from 2020 through and 20 we'll say, that's fine. We'll go with 2021 and a coin gecko is not being supportive of me right now. I'm just going to do that. Shouldn't it be like, when you click on these things should like tell you exactly where, where you want it. Yeah. Okay. That's kind of what you do. So there, so there you go. There's a 2020. We got up to three bill three trillion and 50. Take that left one down there on the volume, move it over to the beginning of 2020, because you can see how Bitcoin tanked out in like March, like 3 ,000, 3 ,800 bucks or something. Bitcoin did. You can't really see that coin on this particular chart, but look at that run. It went, what was the market cap in say April of 20? A market cap was 190 billion. And then it went up to three trillion. And then it fell. So, you know, here's what I learned through to bull markets is if you want to take profits, you want to do it before the market crashes. And so it's easy to get caught up in the hype and the FOMO and it's going higher. It's going higher. You don't want to miss out on those profits as it's going up, but I try to peel off a little bit, just a little bit here, put some profit, put it in the bank. Because as I like to say, it never hurts to take profits. And I did that in a small way, 2017, 2018, really small. Because when it crashed, I really felt it. In 2021, 20 to 2021, I did a little better than I did the first time, but still not enough to make me say I learned my lesson the first time. And even worse for NFTs, right? Because we had, there was NFTs that I could have sold for 10, 20 ETH, you know, back at the boom that are now worth two or three.
A highlight from Friday the 13th
"And welcome back to cinema vino. It's the intro in three. Yes. I know. Yeah, we got a nice little blues time there. Very gifted guitar player. It's like a waltz. Doing that whole riff. Hey guys, we're back. Yeah. We got the whole band again. We got all four golden girls here. I'm here with Blanche and Sophia and Dorothy and I'm Rose. You decide which ones which. Wait, am I Blanche? I'm not sure. You're probably Blanche. We've talked about this before, haven't we? I think we have. I'm the southern most of the four of us. That's true. Tracks. Mm -hmm. And the sluttiest. Yeah. I'm the oldest, so I'm probably Sophia. People call me the Brian man. I'm the stylish one. So kicking off our Halloween series is Friday the 13th that's coming up, so we are going to do conveniently Friday the 13th. The OG. Had to do it to him. Yeah. Yep. This was Sean's pick for Halloween, so I haven't seen this in a long, long time. Same disease. I'd never seen it. Directed. What? By somebody named Sean. Sean Cunningham. Yeah. It's been a while since Travis has been on the pod. I know. Travis hadn't been with us in a while. Honestly, not really with you now. It's debatable. It's a matter of... Medications kicked in. So I'm talking Friday the 13th, and we're drinking Oktoberfest Marzen -style beers. This is the Polliner Oktoberfest style, and I'm hazy, and you can probably tell me if they can refer to all of those as Oktoberfest. Is that a catch -all term for Marz? It's the easiest way to do it. Like a Marzen technically needs to be brewed in March, and there's others like there's a Fesbier, Meadowbier... The Helles? Hell, yeah, but it's like Oktoberfest, it's just a beer, it's just the easiest way to call it. Is it in fact pumpkin -flavored? No. Oh. Yeah. Pumpkin is just cinnamon. Yeah. Yeah. At least in the States. And all spies. Yes. To me, it's like, and here where we are, it's like basically if you can drink it at Oktoberfest it's an Oktoberfest. Just enjoy yourselves, you know. You're going to get drunk on something, just pick one. Yeah. So Marzen style, it's a multi, again, you correct me if I'm wrong here, a multi -logger, like you say, Marzen is brewed in March. I just learned that Marzen is German for March. I had never known that. So y 'all, I'm late to that party. They tend to be... What is Oktoberfest German for? Just put a K in there? Yeah. Oktoberfest. Okto. So is Marzen, or maybe you're about to say it. Go ahead. But basically, yeah, they're brewed in March and then lager through the summer. They're fuller -bodied. They tend to have a little bit of sweetness in lower hops. The ABV tends to be between five and six percent. Yeah. Did that answer your question? Yup. Oh. Brewed in March. Drank in October. So it sits. Just all summer? Mm -hmm. Neat. Yeah. And so basically, this is a seasonal transition to cooler weather. It has a little...compared to summer beers, like lighter beers, session beers, it's like a more oomph body, alcohol, it's a little maltier, a little heavier, kind of warms you up a little more on a cooler day, I think. What's the strength on this? 5 .5, I believe. 5 .2? 5 .2. Yeah, I think. Well... There's a K in summer. Yeah, it's between five and six, for sure. 11 .2 ounces? Mm -hmm. So this is easy to pair with foods. It goes well, obviously, anything... Pretzels. Pretzels. Schnitzels. Nachos. Yeah. Anything you could eat at Oktoberfest, drink this with it. Cotton candy. Pretty easy. This is... Jaeger.
A highlight from An Analyst Warns on TUSD, stUSDT, and Huobi/HTX
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, N .L .W. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Sunday, October 8th, and that means it's time for Long Read Sunday. Before we get into that, however, if you're enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends, welcome back to The Breakdown. As you might imagine, a huge portion of people's commentary and op -ed writing this week is about SPF and the trial, but man, we are doing a lot of coverage around that, and I kind of get a chance to editorialize constantly about it. So I wanted to do something different, although it may be a little less unrelated than it might at first seem. Today's Long Read is going to come from Twitter. It's around a viral thread by analyst Dylan LeClair, which has some pretty serious allegations around Justin Sun and Huobi. Now, I am not presenting this as definitive. I'm not presenting this as smoking guns. I'm presenting this because I think it's imperative in the world that we live in now, the post -Sam world, to be just a little bit more cautious, to pull on threads that seem strange, to explore and dive in and use the tools of on -chain analysis that we have available to us, to ask if the leaders in the space are behaving the way that they're supposed to be behaving. I think, unfortunately for exchange owners and for basically any other leaders in the space, they're just going to have to answer more questions now than they might have needed to in the past. I think that many of us have a sense that had we asked harder questions of people like Sam, we might not be in the situation that we're in now. I certainly feel that on a deeply personal level. So, like I said, the spirit that I present this to you is one, a desire to see a cleaner, better, more above board crypto space in general, and two, an offering for you to do your own investigations, to go explore what Dylan has to say and come to your own conclusions. On October 4th, Dylan tweeted, Thread on the web of deception with Justin Sun around Huobi, STUSD -T, and TUSD, as well as the TUSD relationship with Binance and the drain of real USD liquidity from the crypto ecosystem. In late 2022, Justin Sun reportedly acquired a controlling stake in Huobi, now named HTX, which had over 1 .5 billion Tether deposits at the time. Over the summer, deposited Tether funds started getting replaced by STUSD -T. This substitution has been largely unnoticed by Huobi users. What is STUSD -T? STUSD -T, controlled by Justin Sun, claims to provide a yield by investing in quote real world assets, such as treasury bills, while the actual flow of funds from Huobi's USDT to STUSD -T, and then to just lend DAO, indicates that no such investment into real world assets occurs. We can follow these swaps very clearly on chain, and let's remember that STUSD -T and USDT are considered as the same asset natively on Huobi, as evidenced by their lack of STUSD -T trading pairs. Instead, it goes to just lend under Sun's control, and the USDT is not burned. Huobi wallets have been found to transfer significant amounts of USDT to STUSD -T's staking contract, then STUSD -T circles back to Huobi. As seen in Bloomberg, you can see a shift in Huobi's reserves from July 1st to September 15th. On July 1st, USDT made up 18 .8 % of reserves, but by September 15th, this had dwindled to just 4 .7%, while Sun's STUSD -T grew to represent 14 .5 % of reserves. As an NLW aside here, Bloomberg was actually looking at the complete set of Huobi reserve assets and found that on July 1st before STUSD -T was introduced, tokens associated with Sun, which include Tron, made up around 38 .7 % of Huobi's reserves, and now tokens that are linked to him make up about 60 % of Huobi's reserves. This is obviously very top of mind, given the fact that FTX's collapse was associated with people realizing how much of Alameda's balance sheet was just SAM coins. Now back to Dylan's thread. Huobi USDT gets staked for STUSD -T, which then moves to just lend, a platform Sun controls. The USDT never invests in RWAs, but just sits in just lend, while Huobi users end up with STUSD -T instead of the USDT they thought they owned. Looking at just lend, currently there is 1 .3 billion STUSD -Ts supplied, earning 4 .23%, with only 15 .15K of borrowing, earning 0 .01%. The real -world asset story is a lie. However, it isn't uniquely USDT this is happening with. TUSD, which is also controlled by Sun, plays a part. Over the past six months, a significant portion of TUSD burns have been attributed to just two wallets, both associated with Sun. So, isn't it convenient that you can now quote -unquote stake TUSD to mint STUSD -T? In theory, the TUSD slash USDT is burned, so that the supply decreases, and the supposed cash -backing it invests in T -bills that earn a yield that's passed on to the holders of STUSD -T, i .e., 500 million of TUSD is minted, sent to Huobi, then sent to Sun's wallets, parked in just lend, mints STUSD -T, STUSD -T goes to Huobi, TUSD gets burned, STUSD -T on Huobi remains. TLDR? Use the Tether or USDT brand and its reputation internationally, swap it for fake STUSD -T, while it appears as regular USDT in the UI -UX on Huobi. And then what? What's the end goal? Why create an IOU of another stable and trick your users behind the user interface? For one, selling the USDT, which is actually mostly STUSD -T, for USDC, on Huobi. Data from Keiko shows this clearly through the USDC -USDT cumulative volume delta on Huobi, with 350 million of Tether being sold off for USDC in just over two months. Data from just over the last few days shows every single transaction over 100k is swapping USDT for USDC on the pair. To reiterate, it's mostly STUSD -T under the surface, being sold in hoards for USDC, which can then be redeemed for US dollars at Circle. This is not unique to just HTX -slash -Huobi, though. We have seen similar developments on Binance, albeit without the STUSD -T sleight of hand, since the SVB collapse, CVD shows an $8 .9 billion difference for the USDC -USDT pair, indicating $8 .9 billion of USDC buying while selling Tether on Binance. Even if you remove the first month post -SVD collapse, the CVD for the pair is still plus $4 -5 billion of net buying for USDC. Also according to Arkham, Binance wallets preceding the SVB crash to today are minus $4 .27 billion USDC and up $384 .1 million Tether. Let's also note Binance's curious relationship with TUSD. On March 15th, mere days after the SVB collapse and Binance re -enabling USDC trading on the platform, 0 % fee trading on little -known TUSD was enabled for the Bitcoin, ETH and BNB pairs. While zero fee trading is obviously anything but organic, the chart comparing Bitcoin to Tether pairs versus Bitcoin to TUSD pairs is something to behold. Dylan then shows a chart of Bitcoin TUSD volume absolutely leaping up. He then adds, but to be fair, it was an expected development from the 0 % fee trading promo. The real interesting chart, Dylan continues, is a look at the TUSD outstanding supply and the timing of its largest mints. Convenient timing for billion dollar increases in the stablecoin sent directly to Binance at a time where zero fee trading is enabled. Quite the timing, isn't it? Never mind that TUSD attestations are blatantly unreliable and shady, and its largest mints are coincidentally timed perfectly with market sell -offs. But the world's largest exchange is promoting said stablecoin with zero fee trading for its largest pairs? By the way, let's note the token distribution for TUSD, shall we? Dylan then shares a chart from Arkham that shows the vast, vast majority of TUSD controlled by either Binance or entities associated with Justin Sun. Dylan wraps up, One, Sun is creating a web of deception in order to siphon USD liquidity out of crypto using a multitude of fake stablecoins. And dare I say, he is a fraud. Two, CZ and his embrace of TUSD, despite it being very suspect, is also ominous and reeks of desperation. Three, TUSD minting patterns during sell -offs are suspect and must be noted. Four, Huobi users get out of USDT into another asset and withdraw immediately. Number five, it's no wonder the Chief Strategy Officer for Circle is saying that the crypto ecosystem is blatantly counterfeiting USD. Alright guys, back to NLW. Now Justin Sun for his part responded to this just by blocking Dylan. I haven't seen any commentary specifically addressing this, and I also haven't seen any follow -up reporting from other outlets like Blockworks or Coindesk, but what I do see is a lot of people retweeting this, quote -tweeting this, and saying basically, this is something that needs to have an eye kept on it. Travis Kling said, read this. Now imagine a world where we collectively held our leaders to some semblance of accountability, where Justin Sun would actually have to respond to this thread thoughtfully and with evidence rather than post four. Why don't we demand a world like that? Well, friends, it is in that spirit that I share this Long Read Sunday. Go check it out, and let's see if we can't start the next bull run in a much cleaner, better, more above board kind of space. Until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
A highlight from Bitcoin Breaks $28,000! - Bad News for October 4, 2023
"Are there signs of life in the crypto market? Is the bear thinking about going into hibernation so the bull can run once again? Or is this upturn just another head fake? We'll take a look at the latest news in the Bitcoin and blockchain world to make sense of it all, and we're going to do it while dealing with the fact that there are less than 7 weeks of shopping days until Christmas. May this coming season find us saying, instead of, oh no, no, no. On our bad news, episode number 698 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Are you crypto curious? Are you crypto serious? Or somewhere crypto in between us? It doesn't matter. You're in the right place because you are in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia with Sir Lord Joel and Sir Lord Travis. Your guides, your what are what are some of the things we call ourselves? I just went blank. Metaverse morons, web meanies, blockchain blockheads, that's it. I think the best way if we were in Australia would be, hey, we're the crypto cunts. Oh, my God. If we were in Australia, but we're not in Australia, so we're not going to say that. That's like, you know, in America, that is in America, that is such a strong word, right? People that is like one of the most disgusting things you can call somebody in Australia. If go you to Australia, that's like their favorite word. Yeah, they're all that. I love it when they go, yeah, good cunt. Wow, thanks. I don't know. Take that, brother. This episode marked with explicit rating courtesy of Sir Lord Travis, right? Man. So we have news for you guys. And I think it's time for us to get into it. Insert transition music here. All right, looking at CoinGecko .com here, checking out. In the last seven days, Bitcoin's been up about 5%. Yeah, we went about to $28 ,400. I'm not sure what set it off. The current crypto market cap here, time stamping on the 3rd of October, 1218 PM EST is $1 .12 trillion. Bitcoin currently pulling back a little bit. The last 24 hours, about 2 .5 % to $27 ,386. Ethereum also popped up to like $1 ,750 and then took a sudden dive back to $1 ,650. BNB, $2 .13, XRP, $0 .51, Solana, $24, Cardano, $0 .26, and Dogecoin rounding out the top 10, $0 .06. By the way, you may have noticed I've quit saying stable coins that are in the top 10. I think three of them are stable coins or staked Ether. What's the point? Because you know what the price of those is going to be. So let's just talk about it. You just kind of ignore those and you get a couple of other ones. Polygon had a pretty decent week, but Solana had a really big week as well. So there's a couple of things that's popped up on those that we will get to as well. Was there some big winners? There's some big winners. Solana was probably one of the biggest winners. Bitcoin SV was a big winner. Thor Chain Gala also had a pretty big week. Roll Bitcoin that I've never even heard was the big winner this week with about 37 % up. Not a lot of big losers this week though, Joel. Nope. Just some people that I know. Yeah, but we're not going to shout them out. We're not going to say their names, but one name we will say is John McAfee. And this news on protos .com says that the crypto legend John McAfee's suicide has been confirmed by Spanish courts. So there you go. You can trust them, guys. They're saying that it was a suicide, even though that he said he would never be suicidal. And even though Janice has said that he was not suicidal, they're saying that he was suicidal. He literally said, no, that if I hang myself a la Epstein, it will be of no fault of mine. Literally said it. He literally said that on October 15th, 2020, on June 2021, he was found dead. And why is it, Joel, though it's October 2023. Why did it take them, you know, 28 months for them to declare this like that? And why is why does Janice never got the body or whatever? There's a lot of weird stuff going on with that. I'm not so much of a conspiracy theorist around this one because there's not really much of a theory. It's they offed him. He had shit he was going to say and they offed him and they call it suicide because that's what they do. Because that's what they do. They suicide you. So moving on, the Daily Hobble says that more more than eight hundred ninety two million dollars were lost in exploits involving Oracle networks. What's the story all about, Trev? So, you know, oracles are connecting blockchains with external data and then it allows the smart contracts to execute certain tasks and defy. It uses oracles to really grab the prices of those particular cryptos.
A highlight from New England's Historic Loss & CJ Stroud Breaks Out
"Hello and welcome to the MMQB NFL podcast. I'm Conroe. That's my dog Ernie upstairs barking at the FedEx guy. Albert Breer's here and I'm going to start in New York because Albert I can't believe that we're still doing this Taylor Swift thing. And now the NFL is doing the Taylor Swift thing. Do you see that they are their subhead on their Twitter pages. The Chiefs are now 2 -0 as Swifties. I did not see that but I am more and more. It's fake. I think so too. I think on Friday like the radio show I did in Boston. They leave me at the like and these guys are really creative and they kind of like took me through their full like tinfoil hat like conspiracy theory. You know like you know what this actually really makes sense. Like because the NFL has forever chased the female demographic and they've struggled to get it. And they know that there's nothing more buzz worthy on that side of the aisle than Taylor Swift. And they were shameless enough to cut like I mean we've seen some of their shameless acts over the years to try and get the female audience. And this wouldn't even rank in like the top 10. You know what I mean like this would just be sort of par for the course that they would do something like this. So I really like I am officially on this Monday morning Connor especially after the 10 million shots that box last night. I'm all the way there. This is all fake. This is all like this is all contrived. This is it. Everyone wins situation. Taylor gets to promote her movie. What else is it? There's one other thing right is a new album coming out. I can't keep track of all of this. I have no idea. OK. So Taylor gets to promote that stuff with a different demographic. Right. Like football different demographics different than hers. The NFL gets to try to take a swing at the female audience. And then Travis Kelsey gets an enormous benefit from this. Travis Kelsey's following has exploded. Nine hundred thousand new followers. This is like an everyone wins situation. And it's all fake. A 14 point 14 whatever place jump in Jersey sales. Like we were taught in school to follow the money and it's right out in front of us. Like it's like you know we're not even it's not even like they're hiding it. And I think I'm only read some of this stuff sometimes, though, and like like over the last week, like actually clicking on some like people dot com links, you know, I've seen some stories she reads. And I always think that the page six type stuff, you know, and I always think it's funny when there's like an insider into somebody's relationship, like who would be the insider into your relationship? Connor, I, you know, when they when they when they when they put sources into your relation and then people's relationships. Yeah, the sources be I mean, it would be like my neighbor or like my mom or my wife's mom. It would be like, yeah, I think I think they're fighting, you know. Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a publicist. I always think that's great. Like is the sources into the like the insiders into the relationship? Like is that person like just coming over and hanging out on a Tuesday or something and that makes them an insider? So Brian Costello, who's awesome, Jets beat writer for the New York Post, and he tweeted the the bio for the NFL's Twitter page, which is the Chiefs two and O's Swifties. And he's totally right. This is the kind of stuff that fuels nutjob conspiracy theorists, not just the ones with the podcast. But the fans who watched that game last night and saw their saw the outcome derailed by an extraordinarily questionable call on Sauce Gardner. And listen, I'm not saying it's good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent. But if you're a Jets fan and you've already seen your entire season railroaded by the NFL's greed and desire to milk whatever they can out of this franchise and you had to do hard knocks. Every single game is on prime time. Your schedule is ridiculous, ridiculously front loaded and impossible at the beginning. You know, I don't know what else you could think right now other than your team is just being actively manipulated by by the league. And listen, I don't believe it. You know, Andy Benoit and I used to fight about the I used to get him going on the NFL's fake thing a while back. We had a lively discussion about that after Peyton Manning's second Super Bowl. But I don't believe it. I'm not one of those people. Well, you're not making them go away. I just noticed I just went to the NFL's Twitter page. It is now the header is three shots of tail left. And like if you look at the bio, I think this is a tailor. I think this is a tailor reference. We had the best day with you today. Maybe is that a reference? I think it has to be right to be clear. I'm not anti Taylor Swift. I think she's a fine musician. Yeah, I think she's a genius. Like, yeah, I think she's a legitimate genius and everything she touches turns to gold. And there's a reason for it. She's obviously incredible. Yeah, I just don't like I want you know what? I think I'm hot, too, because I'm coming off the I wrote about the way those are the lyrics to it. Those are those are lyrics from a Taylor Swift song titled The Best Day. Okay, I think I'm just a little hot coming off the Toy Story broadcast, too. Did you did you catch any of that? I was actually coaching third grade football during the Toy Story. Okay, good. Yeah, I threw that on and I was just like, what are they doing? And I get it. You're trying to get kids to watch football. But how about just allowing kids to watch football or to have kids play football and not to watch like a I mean, the technology was incredible. But it like it looked like a like a like Minecraft, you know, and like I just felt like I watch it with my son for a minute. And I was like, they're trying to just it's like cocoa melon. They're just trying to hypnotize them. So we we bang that thing fast. I mean, I just feel like that's like there are some people at the league office who don't have enough to do. And that's how things like that wind up coming to life. Like like fix, fix the problems. Like we're focused on Taylor Swift and the Toy Story broadcast, like like digital chains so that like chains don't break during the game. Grass fields like like like fix the actual problems with the games. My God. Anyway, twenty three twenty, the Chiefs beat the Jets. The Jets fall to one in three. The Chiefs are three and one. I think my takeaway from this game is the takeaway that everybody had, which was this was a feisty, very feisty Zach Wilson game. I think that Robert Sala, to me, win or lose, just earns so much credit because during the week he knew he was going to get demolished. And he said, you don't throw people away. You just don't throw people away. And I give him so much credit because honestly, this is job on the line stuff. And he stuck with Zach Wilson. He dug in. There was no sample size. And Zach played really well. I was very happy for them. And look, like I think that the biggest problem that Robert Sala had was like, can he continue to sell Zach Wilson to the locker room? Because the premise of that entire team, the construction of that team this year was we're going for it. Right. So there are guys in that locker room like Allen Lazard and Adrian Amos and Randall Cobb, guys that were like that are older vets that are there to chase the ring. And like guys like that aren't going to have patience. They don't care what this means for your franchise in 2025. They care about right now. And the younger guys in the roster are going to be worried about what's going to get them in a position to get paid. So it can be hard to sell a developing quarterback to a locker room. And I'll give Robert Sala credit for standing by Zach Wilson, because if he didn't do that, like it would have been impossible. It would have been impossible for Zach in that locker room. you And, know, it sort of made me think of something I said earlier in the day about how Josh Dobbs should get us to question everything about how we develop quarterbacks, how the NFL develops quarterbacks, how the NFL nurtures quarterbacks. Because, you know, you have this guy in Josh Dobbs who got what, six years to kind of learn away from the bright lights. And then because he was on different teams, because he had different experiences, because he was developed away from game action, because people invested in him, because he had a chance and people had patience with him. And, you know, every single movement of his wasn't, you know, litigated on a public level on a week to week basis. You know, he had a chance to kind of get better in the background. And now you have a guy who's so adaptable that he could be traded a week before the season and start and take maybe the worst roster in the league and have a competitive over the first month of the season. It really like to me, like looking at Josh Dobbs makes you question everything. And so if six years can do that for Josh Dobbs, why are we throwing guys out after two or three years? That's what I don't get about it. It's fair to make an assessment on a guy and say, like, he sucks now. But to say guys never going to be good, just ignore so much history. You know, like Alex Smith is a phenomenal example of it. Right. Like how many times was he given up on in San Francisco? Yeah. Like, oh, he can't play. But no one was looking at the fact that like he had five coordinators his first five years in the league. He had two head coaches. Everything was completely unstable around him. And then Jim Harbaugh gets there in 2011 says, no, I'm sticking with him. And he takes off and then he's in the league for another decade as a starter. You know, like it's just we have so many examples of the of why we shouldn't make definitive and declarative statements about young quarterbacks. And yet we do it over and over and over again. And like I do, I think like the intention of the Jets in the first place was we have to press the pause button with Zach Wilson. We may have wronged him by playing him too fast. Right. And by putting too much on him too early. And so the whole intention on bringing him back this year was to allow him the chance to do the Josh jobs and develop in the background for a year or two. And that got blown up. But just because that plan got blown up like that's not Zach Wilson's fault. That plan got blown up. It's not anybody's fault. So now you're going to just completely throw the kid out. Why? Because Aaron Rodgers got hurt. There's a lot of like really faulty logic that goes into the way that he's been talked about over the last couple of weeks, I think. I agree. I'm not just saying this because I wrote about it, but to not even, you know, I think we're in such a easy Twitter dunk society that when Zach Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett get paired up, everyone's just like, oh, this is going to be terrible. And without looking at any of the history of any of these guys. The AFC championship came with Blake, Blake Bortles. He got Ryan Nassib drafted out of Syracuse. I went to Syracuse. Do you know who was the quarter? The last quarterback drafted before Ryan Nassib, Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb. I was going to say I was going to say Troy Nunes. Like I think drafted as a quarterback. I think there was a couple of quarterbacks that turned into tight ends, but in literally broke all the school records with this guy. And then he got Kyle Wharton, I believe, to the doorstep of the playoffs. Yeah. Two MVPs with Aaron Rodgers after he was lost in the woods for a little while. The guy's good at what he does, you know, and we're seeing in Denver now, who knows? Make your own judgments about what happened there. But I think that this thing could work like, OK, yeah. The Jets are one in three, but their schedule softens up a little bit. They played a lot of their best defenses up front. You know, Zach Wilson is going to look bad against the Cowboys, but how many other people are going to look really bad against the Cowboys? Right. And now in the next few games, like they have the Broncos coming up. I mean, Zach Wilson could could legitimately put up 50 points against that team. The Eagles, who are really good defense giants, Jets, Giants before Halloween, which if he can handle the pressure. I think that's coming off a buy, too. So it's coming off a buy. You know what Wink Martindale is going to do. He does it well, but you know what he's going to do. And then the Chargers November six, the Raiders November 12th. You don't play a really good team. You play the Eagles in the bills in the next month and a half. Otherwise, you're good. Well, we're kind of like that's like and that was the whole logic behind this. And I think we talked about this last week. To me, the problem with going away from Zach Wilson, like in the whole in the first place, was a there's no better option out there right now. Right. And B, once you go away from him, you can't go back again. You know, so I think so. I think so. I knew that like it was if we bench him in consecutive years, we can't sell him to the locker room again.
A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 15 Cancel All Debates? Shoot Looters? Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce?
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A highlight from Andrew Marchand on MNF, McAfee, Swift/Kelce Coverage & More
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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.
A highlight from Crypto Kingpins: The War Between SBF and CZ
"It's been almost one year since FTX collapsed and created a horrific ripple effect in the crypto industry. Sam Bankman -Fried and Chengpeng Zhao have become key players in this incident, and a new podcast goes behind the scenes to tell about exactly what took place. With SBF's trial ramping up as we speak, we're pleased to welcome Tom Wright, one of the creators of the new Crypto Kingpins podcast to the show, to share some insights. So let's go ahead and get into it today on our episode number 697 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Five, four, three, two, one, go. Who's bad? Well, what do you know? Once again, it's the Bad Crypto Podcast, the show for the crypto curious and crypto serious. We had a week off because I was traveling en France, and was Travis keynoting at a crypto event in Manila. He was the thriller in Manila. And how was it, Trev? I tell you what, you know, I think I maybe made a quote of this before. Somebody said, go where you're celebrated, not where you're tolerated. And I do think in Puerto Rico sometimes it's like, you know, the natives tolerate, they don't really like the gringos, but they tolerate them. And then there's some people that'll throw hate. So, but in the Philippines, oh my God, they are so open and welcome and kind. And like, hello, sir, how can I help you, sir? Like just most lovable people, probably that I've ever encountered in the world. Thailand, the same, very nice people. Not a lot of crime in these places. I think maybe the Buddhist nature of that. And they're like, oh, you know, and it was so nice, very nice. And the keynote was great. They had me kick off the whole conference. So the founder came up, Dr. Donald Lin, he came up, did a little thing. And boom, then they had me kick off the keynote. And I think it was one of the better ones that I've done. I think it'll be up on YouTube here shortly and we'll share the link when that comes available. I had a few people come up and tell me it was one of the best keynotes they've ever seen. So I was like, ah, you've not seen very many keynotes. Perfect answer. Well, I'm sure you did a fantastic job and represented the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. So, you know, it's hard to believe that it's been a year since the dominoes started falling. You know, Luna was first, then FTX and Three Arrows, and then Celsius. And it's just been, it's gonna be a bear market anyway, but boy, the downward pressure exerted by these, you know, horrible black swan incidents have made it a really, really bad bear market. And of course, we've been here with you guys throughout it all. We've not abandoned you. We've not turned into bears. It was like a kick to the ass, a nudge, an elbow to your face, and then a kick to the crotch. And here we are. And the bear markets can be - Here we are. Here we go, sweetie. It was fun, fun times. Crypto goes up, crypto goes down. Or as our next guest would say, number go up. You mentioned that book right there. So we're gonna have a great conversation here with maybe my long lost relative, Tom Wright, who's been doing, who's an investigative journalist, gonna talk about what happened with FTX and SBF and CZ. And he's got his own podcast around that, multiple topics or multiple episodes. So you're gonna want to tune in. This is a pretty good interview, Mr. Joel Kopp. I think so. Let's let the people decide as they listen now. Unless you're living under a rock, you have heard the names Sam Bankman -Fried and Chengpeng Zhao, or CZ, of Binance. And you've heard about the fall of FTX. Well, Sam Bankman -Fried's big trial for basically making off with countless billions of dollars is coming up shortly. Scam bank man fraud, right? That's the guy. We have a guy with us today who is the co -founder of Project Brazen, a journalism -focused content studio. He's a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer finalist. And his name is quite similar to Travis Wright's. His name is Tom Wright. We're talking, it's two T Wright's here today. There's two TWs here today. And Tom, welcome to the Bad Crypto Podcast. Thanks for having me on. Yeah, tell us, just kind of give us a little more meat on the bones of your background and how that led you to this new podcast called Crypto Kingpins. Well, I was at the Wall Street Journal for about 20 years, Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal in 2019 after writing a book called Billion Dollar Whale, which is about the one MDB scandal. That's the scandal where a bunch of money was taken out of a sovereign wealth fund in Asia and used to make films like The Wolf of Wall Street and for all these guys to party on this fraudster Joe Lowe's tab. Clearly people like Paris Hilton and big actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. And then the guy who I wrote the book with, Bradley Hope and I quit the journal and set up this company Project Brazen. And what we do is we make podcasts and we also write magazine articles and other things, books as well, that we use as the basis for adaptation into TV and film. So that's Project Brazen, that's a business. And our latest podcast is Crypto Kingpins, which we've done in conjunction with USG Audio, which is Universal's audio. And that just started rolling out last week and the episodes are running weekly on Tuesdays. And it's about the huge rivalry between Changpeng Zhao, who you mentioned of Binance, and Sam Bankman -Fried of FTX and how that rivalry played out and how it led to the downfall of SPF. And we went based on exclusive access to CZ himself. There was some interesting stuff that was going down with that. A lot of personality clashes and then just like, oh, CZ is gonna come in and save the day. Oh no, he's not. Because it looked like he got some, he was feeling the heebie jeebies. He was looking at some stuff and going, whoa, we better get rid of all of my FTT because this ain't working. And so this is great. We're talking about some of the big crypto frauds, right? That's what you've done. You know, actually, since Joel and I have not done this show as regularly here in the last couple of weeks because of travel, a documentary just came out about Ruja Igniktova called The Crypto Queen on 2BTV and I was in there talking about that. So I'm featured on that. So it's like, it seems like there's a lot of stuff going on right now and I'll put that in the show notes if you guys wanna watch The Crypto Queen documentary. But this is fascinating. There's so many bad actors in crypto. Hopefully we can get past this and only the good people remain in crypto. The fraudsters are kicked out. Hopefully all the good people haven't left and are chasing dreams in AI now. So hopefully there's still some good foundations here in the crypto space. Well, we got into this podcast because I'm based here in Singapore and for a long time, CZ was based here. And what he was hoping to do was get a license from the Singapore government. I mean, a lot of people were here. Do Kwan of Terra Luna was here. Carl Davis was here. The Three Arrows guys were here. Their yacht Much Wow that they bought, I think was supposed to be in the marina here but never made it, as you said. A lot of people getting washed out of the system. But anyway, I got to know CZ because he was living down in this area called Sentosa Cove which is a lot like Miami. You know, it's big mansions with a marina. And at that time, now what a lot of people do know about is what happened last November, which you just alluded to, which is when CZ decided to sell his tokens and that caused a world of pain for Sam Bagman Frieden FTX, right? But what people don't really understand is the degree to which CZ and SPF had interacted over time. People know that the Binance was one of the big first investors in FTX back in the early days. They took a 25 million stake for 20 % of FTX. But Sam really looked up to CZ. Obviously CZ and Binance go back to 2017 and Sam didn't set up FTX until a couple years later. And we show in the podcast how CZ first met Sam when Sam invited him to this party in an aquarium in Singapore in 2019. And he was just a trader, one of many traders. I don't think he was a VIP trader, but just a trader nonetheless on Binance. And so that's really when the story begins and that's how we start the podcast by showing that relationship and how it evolves and then all of the stuff in between that initial meeting and then what happened last November, which was what we call the kill shot. So he kind of went from being a trader to becoming a traitor. We're gonna talk about some of that political stuff that he did down the road, which was really crazy. It's like you look at some of this stuff, Joel, and I go, man, anybody else was doing some of this stuff where they hadn't have donated so much money to the political parties? There's no way that you get taken out of a Bahamas prison and then immediately brought to America and then released on a first class flight to fly back home to go be with your mommy and daddy if you've done this amount of fraud. So there's so many different nuances to this story. I can't wait to get into this with you. Well, the most amazing thing about that is he was released on a $250 million bail, which was I think the biggest ever bail in American pretrial history. But was it really? It wasn't really like they didn't actually pay that. No, their house is not worth $250 million. I didn't quite understand that it was backed by their house, but that was the, I think they judged him a very low flight risk based on how recognizable he is. Yeah, did they think that house would be a collector's item someday or something? With a future value of this home, yeah, that's crazy. So do this for us. When everything went down, kind of set the stage for what happened that day when this story broke. How much money were we actually talking about? How many people were impacted? And just how far did the ripples extend? Well, I think it's November the 2nd is when this CoinDesk article comes out, which basically says, look, the Alameda, which was Sam's hedge fund, FTX's hedge fund, its financial situation isn't all that it looks like because somebody inside the company leaked these documents to CoinDesk. And they showed that they were heavily reliant on FTT tokens, which were basically a cryptocurrency that Sam had made up and bought himself to prop up the value. And then if you took those out, they were about almost a half of the total assets of the hedge fund. And so at that point, CZ is pacing in his penthouse in Dubai where he left Singapore where I got to know him and he moved to Dubai.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL: Inside Sam Bankman-Fried's Trial Defense Episode 2
"The most important thing is, you know, just because a lawyer tells you something is okay, that's not a defense. Geez, he said it. He seemed to think everything was okay. Yeah. That's not an advice of counsel defense that negates criminal intent, that's an excuse. In part two of our series digging into SPF's defense, we dissect Sam Bankman -freed's claims that his lawyers played a larger role in FTX's collapse than he did. It might sound like a stretch, but there is legal precedent behind it. SPF also says he was pressured by counsel into turning FTX over to their hand -picked successor. In this episode, we sit down with Mark Litt, the prosecutor who took down Bernie Madoff, Travis Kling, a fund manager who still has millions of dollars tied up in FTX, and Mr. Purple, a pseudonymous crypto investor and fellow FTX victim, to see if there's any legitimacy to SPF's claims that lawyers who were there for FTX's rise are now primed to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees. Money that SPF says should be used to pay back depositors. I'm Zach Ousman, you're listening to the SPF Defense Podcast, a coinage investigation. SPF's position is that FTX would have made it through the crisis if not for his lawyers, which conspired to steal the company out from under him, cover up their role in its operation, and siphon hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees from the bankrupt estate. SPF even names one lawyer in particular, Ryan Miller, who joined FTX US from the law firm's Sullivan and Cromwell, and planned on returning there after his time at the exchange, according to an affidavit from FTX's top lawyer. SPF says Miller conspired to hand the company over to Solcrom and their chosen agent, John J. Ray III, who also handled Enron's bankruptcy. And whether you come to believe Sam's claims or not, Solcrom and Ray clearly won. If FTX's bankruptcy process takes the two years like Enron's did, it's on track to cost over $800 million. And Solcrom's relationship has already been called out by more than just Sam. It's even been raised as an issue by senators and 18 state regulators. But could SPF be right about Ryan Miller and Solcrom's nefarious motives? And even if they did do some evil lawyer shit, will it be enough to get SPF off the hook? To fully understand this defense strategy, it helps to start with SPF's story behind his attempt to plug the now notorious multi -billion dollar hole at FTX back in November's collapse. As the story goes, he was preparing to handle the liquidity crisis by courting Nomura, Japan's largest investment group, and the crypto company Tron, who had pledged billions of dollars in liquidity to FTX, while other investors were still deliberating. SPF had said he planned on giving away most of his equity in the company, and therefore most of his wealth, in an attempt to make customers of FTX International whole. SPF has always maintained that FTX US remained completely solvent right up to the end. But SPF says his rescue plan failed because Ryan Miller and Solcrom agents at his company, including Tim Wilson, another FTX lawyer with a past at Solcrom, pressed him repeatedly to sign the company's over to John Ray in bankruptcy, and even implied that if he refused, they could have him arrested and quote, change control in order to authorize a proper insolvency process. SPF said he changed his mind within 10 minutes of signing, but it was already too late. And he says his lawyers reneged on their promises to let him select a board share, blocking him out of his accounts and refusing to communicate further. As soon as John Ray was installed, he chose Sullivan and Cromwell as FTX's primary counsel. To be fair, SPF actually has a point when it comes to the sketchiness of that process. Even outside legal observers have taken issue with Solcrom being tapped as the firm to manage FTX's bankruptcy. In fact, a bipartisan group of two Republican and two Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren, sent a letter to the judge overseeing the case, urging him to appoint an independent examiner rather than Solcrom, which worked with FTX and Alameda before the collapse, bringing in $8 .5 million in legal fees. The senators argued, quote, given their longstanding legal work for FTX, they may well bear a measure of responsibility for the damage wrecked on the company's victims. Regulators from 18 states echoed that issue, saying appointing an independent examiner wasn't just right, it was also legally required. But back in February, the judge in the case threw out those requests, saying it would cost too much money, though we should note FTX's lawyers also charged the bankruptcy estate $21 ,000 over 20 days just for meals, which apparently isn't too much to spend. And if you ask the victims in FTX's collapse, this is all pretty important, considering it's their deposits and claims at stake. And if their money is being drained in broad daylight by a law firm who also helped FTX pre -collapse, that might not sit any better than Sam spending it. We talked to Travis Kling, who lost his crypto investment fund in FTX's collapse, and asked him to weigh in. If you ask me at the very beginning, do you think this is going to be one of the most expensive bankruptcies in U .S. history, I would say yes. Yes. You know, it's enormous. There's a ton of fraud, and it's magic internet money. Trying to kind of Monday morning quarterback this and say, oh, Sam would have been better off not filing for bankruptcy. That's not something that I feel very strongly about. And Solkrom's outrageous fees aren't the only reason for concern. SPF also claims Solkrom gave a clean bill of health to Alameda's trading accounts on FTX in a report with the CFTC just months before the collapse. Furthermore, in his affidavit, Dan Friedberg, who was both FTX's chief compliance officer and Alameda's general counsel until he stepped down following the crisis, says Miller only included FTX U .S. in the bankruptcy proceedings precisely because Miller knew it had the funds to pay Solkrom for its work, which backs up what SPF said about how FTX U .S. was never insolvent. So this may be a case of the fox guarding the henhouse. Solkrom denies any of this, of course. The firm's top bankruptcy lawyer, Andrew Dietrich, who told other lawyers FTX was rock solid in an email just days before the bankruptcy, said he only spoke with SPF twice. The FTX debtors also countersued Friedberg to seek damages, alleging he breached his fiduciary duties. We can't say much more beyond that because Solkrom never got back to us when we asked for a comment. But one thing is clear, what guidance Sam's lawyers gave him, and particularly what they knew about the business, will become integral to SPF's defense at trial. Even if you asked Ryan Miller before the collapse, the laws are pretty simple for any business, crypto or otherwise. Here he is explaining that concept at an MIT Bitcoin meetup in July 2022. Don't do fraud, don't lie, don't release materially incomplete statements. That then creates a basis for liability, liability from a criminal authority, be it a Department of Justice or liability in a civil context. Yet according to Caroline Allison's guilty plea, they had trouble following even those rules. In her sworn testimony, she said, quote, I agreed with Mr. Bankman, Fried and others to provide materially misleading financial statements to Alameda's lenders. Could Miller or any of SPF's lawyers, for that matter, be one of those others? Sam's other allegation that Miller contacted the DOJ to turn over documents that led to his indictment days before SPF linked, which controlled the company, makes Miller start to look even sketchier. But even if Solkrom really does have a true conflict of interest, could SPF really use their role in everything that happened to get an acquittal? Given that I'm not a lawyer, we pose that defense to Mark Litt, the prosecutor who took down Bernie Madoff. Can a lawyer be a criminal? Sure. Yeah. Can a lawyer be part of a criminal enterprise? Yes. Do they often go down? I don't know a lot of reputable lawyers who are going to bless lying to investors, lying to banks, intermingling funds, lying to auditors. If he happened to find one who knew all that was going on and blessed it, then maybe as a defense. But I tend to doubt it. You can't think of it as, well, oh, well, you know, Sullivan and Cromwell was involved or a former Sullivan and Cromwell lawyer was involved and, geez, he said he seemed to think everything was okay. That's not an advice of counsel defense that negates criminal intent. That's an excuse masquerading as an advice of counsel defense. Advice of counsel defense is very specific and narrow. You need competent counsel and they'll stipulate that any lawyer at Sullivan and Cromwell is competent in the subject area that they're being asked about. Second, every material fact has to be disclosed to them. Third, you have to seek their legal opinion on a subject. And fourth, you have to follow the advice. So if the defense can make out those elements, I would think they'd be able to present the defense and it might have a shot of winning. So Sol Cromwell might not be saints, but as we covered last time in episode one, SPF isn't exactly facing a trial over FTX's collapse. He's charged with a lot of things that led up to FTX's collapse. Arguably, what's alleged to have happened post -collapse matters more for FTX's victims. And if you ask them, the reviews are mixed on exactly what's played out thus far. If I'm going to judge Sullivan and Cromwell and John J. Wray from my purview of being someone who's seen these things in bankruptcy, I would give them a very low grade because you can say, oh, this is crypto, it's difficult, but it's not that difficult. And sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't. I will say that these debtors are extremely bad in my professional experience. That was Mr. Purple, a pseudonymous crypto investor who has experience following bankruptcy proceedings. For former FTX customers like him, Sam's spat with Sol Cromwell matters very little, as long as the firm can help achieve a meaningful recovery of their funds. And despite the fact that legal fees are stacking up, the bidding market for FTX customer claims is showing a growing hope they might not be stuck with pennies on the dollar. Another way to frame it is, you know, there's a claims market for FTX claims, trade claims, trade actively. There's a little niche of traditional finance that all they do is go around to different bankruptcies in all industries and they buy claims. This is this is a, you know, a subsector of of investing. And this is a huge bankruptcy. So this has been a very big liquid market. Right. And the first, you know, we're a very big creditor in this. So, you know, I'm in active conversations in this claims market. First, first bid we saw was in Thanksgiving and it was like six cents. That was the first bid. Six cents on the dollar, six cents on the dollar. And now now it's like 40 cents. And so it's gone from six to 40 cents. So then I'm like, OK, well, that feels quite good. Yeah. And OK, these guys are charging a load of money for that, but they have taken us from six cents to 40 cents. With both FTX's bankruptcy case and SPF's criminal case unfolding in real time, one may very well impact the other. We filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the CFTC to share the report. Sam says Solkrom filed to support that FTX's structure was above board. The agency denied our request, saying it's unable to share documents that, quote, could interfere with the conduct of federal agency law enforcement activities. And of course, as long as Solkrom selected John Ray is running the show at FTX, it's unexpected anything comes out to support SPF's case. FTX, too, didn't get back for comment. So unless SPF has direct evidence of lawyers being aware of FTX's shaky financials and helping for years to cover it up, it's hard to judge SPF's advice of counsel defense or the idea that he thought he was in the clear leading up to the collapse just because his lawyers said it was fine. As Litt said, that sounds more like an excuse than a defense. As a community owned Web3 media outlet, Coinage will be breaking down everything we've learned together through this series and curating still unanswered questions at Coinage .Media. I'm Zach Guzman. This was the second part of Coinage's investigative series covering SPF's defense. Stay tuned for episode three, where we'll explore another pillar. Of SPF's defense. You've been listening to the SPF Defense on the Coindesk Podcast Network. Follow the Coindesk Podcast Network to get all the Coindesk shows in one place and head over to Coindesk .com for all the Sam Bankman freed coverage. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swifts KC Date, Clevelands Crazy D, Chicagos Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
"Coming up in action -packed week three, Cousin Salas here, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 seven. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I have a really, really good rewatchables coming on Monday night. Can't wait. It is my birthday tomorrow. So sometimes if my birthday coincides with rewatchables, which I think has only happened one other time, but we like to do a big movie. So that's where we're doing one of my favorite movies the last 40 years. Stay tuned. Coming up next, we had an action packed loaded week three. We're gonna talk Taylor Swift, Travis Kelsey. We're gonna talk about Miami putting up 70. Sal's team losing. We're gonna introduce a new character, parent corner. Sal sent his kid to college. Oh man, this is almost two hours. Let's get to it. First pro jam. Let's get to it. All right, taping this a little after 8 .30, Sunday night Pacific time. The hardest word come in and show business is here. Cousin Sal just watched Pittsburgh Vegas, a bizarre game, but we're not starting there. We're starting with your team. You're stupid cowboys. You compliment me and now that I see what you did here. Okay, all right. Your stupid team that I thought I could throw into a little 11 and a half Arizona, like throw a bit. All they had to do was run by two and a half. I had a FanDuel boost. I had real life money. I had a million dollar pick and it's like, of course they'll beat the Cardinals by two and a half. Rahim thought the Cardinals were tanking. No, no, that's not what happened. And now you're containing cowboys. They couldn't even make it to my birthday before they fell apart. They couldn't even make it to the end of September. Was that the goal? I guess had they known your birthday was a Monday. Yeah, they might've stuck around. I know, I know. I don't know what to tell you. It sucked. I had it tied to everything too. I had an Oregon this and the Chiefs this and the 49ers and the Cowboys and everything. And I didn't even care that they had three, essentially three offensive linemen out or that Trayvon Diggs got hurt. Not that I didn't care, but I didn't think it would affect this game. And then they just got, they went out there and got their asses kicked. 13 penalties and didn't force any turnovers and couldn't do shit in the red zone. And of course it's a double digit loss, jerks. I kept, I had in the back of my head Rahim's theory that the Cardinals were tanking and that they were only playing one, a good first half. And then they would throw away the second half because their real goal is Caleb Williams. So at halftime, I'm like, I'm not going to panic yet. Maybe the Rahim's theory, no. The Rahim's theory was not true. The Cardinals actually played really well. And your team, I will say, look, this happens sometimes. Usually it doesn't happen in week three. It happens later in the year. But the team that is getting smoke blowing up their butts, they have this easy game and say, oh yeah, we're going to Arizona. It's going to be half Dallas fans. This will be a layup for us. So we've seen this scenario, just not this early in the season. What worried me though, from a Dallas standpoint, forget about the offensive line and the blocking stuff. Cause you'll get those guys back. But you do seem to have like third and seven, third and eight if Lamb is covered, where do you go issued? Like, you know, not everyone has the Kelsey type, but you don't have the Devontae Adams. You don't have really any of those guys. You don't have that big physical tight end in the middle. You don't have the awesome, you know, James White type third down running back who's going to get open. And you could really feel it in the red zone. They were one for five in the red zone today. Yeah. I mean, you know, what's his name? The tight end who went to Houston, I already forgot his name from Dallas last year, was our second lead. Schultz was our second leading receiver last year. So yeah, there is something to be said about that. And I do want to put it in proper perspective. If the Eagles lose to Tampa Bay, which is a possibility tomorrow, the week is a wash in the NFC East, right? That means everyone will have lost. So I don't want to get too crazy, but it did expose, you're right, everything I always worry about. Can Dak come up with a big play down the stretch? You know, are these injuries too much to overcome? And Mike McCarthy in that play calling, it really seemed like we were up 12 points trying to bleed the clock, not down 12 points. And it's like, oh, maybe he's just afraid to throw it. And then when we saw, he threw into three defenders and you cleverly quipped, how did they know which of the three were to intercept it? Yeah, that was kind of wrenching. That was an angry text to yours. I was just angrily texting. Like it was your fault that I was losing all my teases. Yeah, he just threw into three guys on one of the biggest plays of the game. Complete panic throw.
A highlight from How Did I Get Here? (Travis Greene)
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church, and this is our podcast. I wanted to thank you for joining us today. Hope this inspires you. Hope it builds your faith. Hope it gives you perspective to see God is moving in your life. Enjoy the message. Elevation Church, wow, wow, wow. So, first of all, what we're not going to do is act like you don't have the greatest pastor in the world. Come on, can we get real noisy in this building and all around the globe for the Pastor Steven Furtick, Holly, Eliza Graham, Abs, love you. I'm excited to be here. I'm black, and that's just how we're going to start. We're going to start there. My are roots Pentecostal. Pentecostal is like a fraternity or something. They'd be like, that's my dog. It's not a frat, but I was going to use a headset today so I could dribble with my left hand, but I woke up feeling preachy, so I told them, give me a handheld, because we about to go up Elevation. I love Pastor Steven. He is a songwriter. He is an architect, and he is the greatest communicator in the world. To be on his platform is beyond a blessing, but something funny happened to me. I told myself that I would be validated as a good preacher when he invited me. Let me tell you how gracious God is. He refused to allow me to be invited as long as I believed that, because when heaven wants to affirm you, it doesn't use opportunity, it uses opposition. I know you're anointed not by the stages, but by the scars that you got. I need you to high -five your neighbor like you in Ballantyne and tell them, I know I'm anointed. The struggles that you overcome reveal your anointing. We know that the oil on David worked not from the throne he sat on, but by the giant that fell at his feet, and if open doors can make you, then closed doors can break you. Quit waiting on man to validate you. I'm afraid that in our churches, heaven believes in us, and I'm going to tell you something you never heard before, hell believes in you. This is why the devil and all his imps and wimps have been coming against you, because he know how much you carry. He doesn't bother you if you're not a threat, but if the devil has been trying to come against you and your family and your neighborhood, I need you to give God ten seconds of praise like you know no weapon formed against you. Shall prosper. Come on, praise him like you're an overcomer. Praise him like the battle's already over. I'm not praising him for a victory. I'm praising him from a place of victory. In Jesus' name. In Jesus' name. And so I have a very prophetic word for elevation. It's really for the Columbia campus. Because they up the street from me. But if the shoe fit, you can wear it in here or Orlando or Greenville or wherever you're watching from. I told them to send me a list. It was too long. What y 'all do have is some campuses. My God. We're going to be in Mark, and it's my custom to share the title after I read the scripture, but today I'm going to share it before. I believe God is about to bring your name up. I don't know how it happened for me. I was minding my business, and chumps texted me and said, are you available? And I'm wondering, how did my name get brought up? God's about to bring your name up. Because this is the season, hear me, that God ain't looking for gifts. I got degrees, but I'm going to talk how I want to talk. God ain't looking for gifts. He's after hearts. There's so many people that can sing, man. We don't need another song. We need hearts like Chris and hearts like Jen and hearts like John. Man, we need hearts. God's about to bring your name up. Here's the title for today. How did I get here? How did I get here? Let me preach because my wife told me I take too long to transition. I'm not going to show a family picture. They're all on the ground, but my wife is a dying piece on the front row. I love you. Mark 10, 46. Then they came to Jericho. I teach at Ford City that you can't just read the Bible. Oh, snap, you've got to read the Bible. It's the second read. Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with the large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus, which means son of Timaeus, was sitting on the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Many rebuked him. Don't you hate when you're sitting next to the loud one? You're like, okay, I get it. You grateful. I am too, but my God. They told him, be quiet, fam. Jesus. You ever brought your mama to church? I said, mama, I'm preaching at Elevation. Do not come. My mom be tearing the whole row up in the back. I said, be quiet, man. But he shouted all the more. I love that. Son of David, have mercy on me. I really want to preach this next verse, but I got something else to preach. But the next verse says, Jesus, stop. Whoo. There is a DB, if you're into audio. There is a frequency. There is a shout that is packed with enough desperation to get a busy Jesus, a focused Jesus to stop. Oh my God. Are there any praises in the room that know how to get him to stop by? Come on, the only reason I'm in church today is because he stopped by. The only reason I'm in my right mind is because he stopped. The only reason I didn't cut somebody this week is because he stopped by. He stopped by, he stopped by, he stopped by. When he stops, anything is possible. Who am I to deny what the Lord can do? Whatever's impossible for you is easy for him when he stops by. All right, let's keep reading. You ready to sit down. He stopped by and said, call him. I like that. So they called the blind man. Cheer up! On your feet, he's calling you. Now the way my imagination works, I wonder if these are the same people who just told him to hush. That's why you can't listen to people. One second they saying hush, next second they saying cheer up! Cuz, what do you want from me, dog? I mean, throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet, came to Jesus. Here's Jesus. Jesus is really funny. He said, hey, what do you want me to do for you? Blind man's like, ah, let me see. He said, Rabbi, I wanna see, man. I like this. Go, Jesus said. has Your faith healed you. Your shout has healed you. Your resilience has healed you. Somebody, it took your last 20 to get to church today. That's the thing that healed you. The fact that you believed in spite of what you were facing. And the Bible says, I like this word, immediately. I feel it coming, all of a sudden. Immediately. This ain't for everybody. This is just for 50 people and a two year old that can give them a praise and say, that thing about to happen quicker than you can even imagine, immediately. Immediately. He received his sight, followed Jesus along the road. How did I get here? Lord Jesus, I'm gonna pray a prayer. You ready? How did we get here? Amen. You can take your seats. All right, how did I get here? How did I get here? How did I get here? This past week, I went to North Myrtle Beach. That's where my dad is buried, where my mom is from. And we went there to visit my grandma. My grandma is 92 years old. Yeah, yeah. Her classmate was Harriet Tubman. My grandma is so old. She's seen many presidents. And I walk in and my grandma, she's like Isaac. Her sight is fell on her because she's up in age. And she's sitting there with her snuff. You're not from the country if you don't know what snuff is. No teeth, but snuff. I say, my grandma had 14 kids, y 'all. After 10, you don't even feel them no more. There's another child. They just, she got 14 over 40 grandkids. And I walk in and I'm like, grandma. And she's like, whoa, who's that? Get over here. And I go over to her and I say, grandma, it's me. And I can't talk, y 'all. I got speech impediment if you laugh. You laughed and that was not a joke. She's like, ah, I thought it was just me. And my speech marks me. So my grandma, she knew it. And she was like, try this. That's you. I spent some time with her. Something about when your sight is felling, your senses are heightened. And what's interesting about this text, I learned this from Pastor Furtick. You preach every line in the text. So the first thing I want to acknowledge in this text is that the blind man is in Jericho. The word Jericho means fragrance or to smell. Isn't it interesting that he's blind, but he can still smell the roses? So I want to tell you, don't allow your low place that calls you to miss the beauty of the season you're in. He's in Jericho. This is not a mountaintop message. Because most of the people who are asking, how did I get here, aren't on top. You feel like you're at the bottom. You're asking, how did this happen to me? How did I get here? My last great memory was a wedding photo and now I'm a widow. That was my mom at the age of 29 when my dad died on a Sunday morning. I was five years old. How did I get here? How did I get in the back of this police car? How did I get in divorce court? Come on, y 'all, don't look at me in that tone of voice. How did I get here? My life was heading in one direction and then one decision, one thing caused me to get into an uncertain, unfamiliar, and unexpected place. How did I get here? How did I get here? How did I get addicted? How did this happen to my child? How did I get here? And you may think, you may be sitting here thinking like, man, my situation's rough. Listen to me, your situation cannot compare to being blind in the first century.
A highlight from Legend
"And welcome back to cinema vino. We've got a two man game going. It's me and Sean Jordan. Just one little handshake over here. Coming at you. We're like a garage band, two members just coming at you with some hard rock. Tenacious D. Yeah, exactly. Or the black keys, the white stripes. Yeah. Yeah. Both of those. Yeah. Yeah. There you go. Summer Chaos is now, this is the home stretch. Mine Meg. If this is the white stripes. Yeah. I think you're going to have to be. All right. Yeah. You're holding down, you're playing. Lying down the ones and the twos. Yeah. You're playing the quarter notes. That's about it. Yup. No fills. Which is how I like my drums anyway. She made the notes in the vamp up to the chorus. A little bit. That was one of the first songs I learned. There was a little bit of flavor. It was like a rice cake with a little bit of salt on it. Not a lot of salt, but a little bit of salt. Yup. So, this is a penultimate episode of Summer of Chaos. We're going to talk about legend. No, it's not penultimate. We've got this and then we've got Battle Royale. Oh, and then Dread. You're right. Dread. So, this is. And Robocop. This is penultimate to the penultimate. Yeah. Penultimate recording. And then I think Robocop's a gap. It's just kind of in between. Right. We just toss it in just because it sounds. Gap here. Yeah. Just a little bit of something to fill in. It's like a caulk that we used in between some tiles. Don't like that. But that's the metaphor I went for and there you go. It's a grout, ladies and gentlemen. Yeah. Drinking that imagery, won't you? So, we're going to talk about legend with Tom Cruise and we're drinking some white board dough. For those of you who are coming in late to this series, basically, we do a random wheel. We spin a wheel. We put a bunch of varietals on the wheel and also like beer and cocktails. Whatever the wheel picks, that's what we do for the Summer of Chaos. These movies were all picked out at random. We put random movies in the hat, drew them out. So, pretty much anything goes for this entire summer. And so, same thing with wine. Anything goes. So, for this one, we got white Bordeaux. This is Chateau La Fresnel. This is a 2022 white Bordeaux. Little bit of background for those who may not know. We were actually talking about this before the podcast that Bordeaux is now known as a red wine region. But up until about 50, 60 years ago, it was a white wine region. It was known for its white grapes. Bordeaux are going to be... White Bordeaux are primarily Sauvignon Blanc with some Simeon and some Muscadel. There's a few other grapes they mix in there, but those are the main three that you're going to see. Then they're mainly Sauvignon Blancs. Is this kind of like how like the Republican Party and the Democratic Party kind of switched identities somewhere in the like 40s, 50s? Around the New Deal? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Basically. Now, it's like five, six to one red wines to white. It used to be the opposite. You'll also see a type of wine made from these same grapes called a Sauternes, which is going to be... It's made completely differently. It's going to be a lot sweeter, a lot more sugary. Those are very fancy, high -end, expensive white wines. So, basically, just from the price tag alone, you'll never confuse a Sauternes with a white Bordeaux. These are going to be more affordable, you know, $15, $20 range. Not super sweet. It's a little more tart, a little peachy? Dry. And the first thing I think of is Sauvignon Blanc. And these will have some characteristics of the same characteristics of other Sauvignon Blancs in the world. They're going to be a little bit grassy, a little bit citrusy, grapefruity. They're going to have some of those same kind of flavors to them. The main thing that's going to distinguish these wines is going to be... I've heard it referred to as minerality. I've heard it referred to as wet concrete. I've heard it referred to as chalk. Tasty. Yeah, limestone. But kind of that dry, refreshing edge that you don't necessarily find in other parts of the world. Kind of like what brings the harshness of mineral water versus the softness of tap. Yeah, exactly. That's a good way to put that. Yeah. It's got like a bite to it. It's got kind of like a... Little edge. Yeah. And you don't find that... Like for example, New Zealand's often been known as grapefruit bombs. Big fruit bombs. And you don't see that as much. This is my favorite region for Sauvignon Blanc. They're balanced. That's why I love French wines in general. They don't go out of the way in any one direction. They're nice and balanced. And so it's great for that. This one has that nice... It's got some grassiness to it. It's got some fruit. But it's dry. And so this would be great. I mean, people say seafood. I'm not a big seafood fan, but kind of a lighter seafood meal is perfect for that. You're not a big seafood fan? Not a big seafood fan. Period? Not really. Shrimp? I mean, I don't mind shrimp. It's not my first thing I go to. Lobster. Yeah, same. Bass. Catfish. I don't mind catfish. I've had some catfish. That's garbage. Catfish is garbage. But I remember when we went to Barcelona, we took a cooking class. It was on our honeymoon. My wife and I, we did a... It was all seafood. We had some paella. We made some paella. We did octopus. We did squid. I mean, we tried the gamut of seafood stuff that they had in the Mediterranean. It was like... That was a good indication. It's like, I don't like this. This is not for me. Yeah, not my taste. It's fair. It's fair. But I will say that we did a wine kind of similar to this, a Spanish white. And yeah, this would be perfect with a wide variety of seafood. Some of the stuff that's bigger and more buttery, you might want to go for a white burgundy, like a chard. But this is a good hot weather, outdoor type of wine. It's nice and refreshing. I like it a lot. Yeah, 25 bucks, not a whole lot of money. But yeah, any good wine store, you should be able to find a nice white Bordeaux section. So look for those while the weather's still warm. But now, legend. Talk about this movie a bit. This was released in the United States April 18th, 1986. So... You say in the United States. Where did it come out before? It was released in Europe the year before. This had a very difficult production. This was a difficult movie to realize. It has a lot going on. So this grossed worldwide $23 million against a $25 million budget. In 86? That's a big budget. Huge. And for several reasons. A big reason for that is that when they started filming, a fire broke out and burned down the 007 studios where they were filming at Leaves in England. So pretty much had to build new sets. That's probably all the magic. Exactly. Yeah, some of the Sprite costumes caught fire. Or the unicorn hair. I can imagine, yeah. It's one wrong look, that unicorn horn. Yeah, it's gone. But they had to build new sets. And Ridley Scott's original cut of the movie ran for between two and a half, three hours. So... Jeez. And the final cut was like, what, hour and a half? Yeah. The version that I watched, I don't know if you saw the original 89 -minute version or if you watched the director's cut. I think I watched the 89 version. Okay, I looked around. I had trouble finding it. That's the version I know the best, so I went back to that one. The director's cut? No, the original. Oh, the original. Yeah. There's a director's cut out there. Is it like two to three hours? No. So basically, when the final cut of this print was released, Ridley Scott watched this cut and freaked out and thought that basically American audience couldn't grasp this much plot. And so he cut the film basically in half, down to 89 minutes. And when it came out, it got mediocre reviews. Obviously, he didn't do well at the box office. He just watered it down too much? Yeah. Gene Siskel put this as one of his worst movies of that year. And the international cut that came out the year before was 93 minutes. And it got a little bit better reviews, but still not great. And then in 2002, somebody found a full work print of the movie in a can somewhere. And so they took that out and restored it, remastered it, and really Scott added about 25 minutes to the cut that the director's cut. So it comes in at like 115 minutes, give or take. And he and Tom Cruise have gone on the record saying that's the version to see. I was going to say, I was reading that Tom Cruise saw the movie in theaters and was like, that's not the movie we filmed. Yeah. That's not it. I mean, you could imagine with that much cut out, it's going to be almost incoherent. It's like a whole other act. Yeah. Yeah. And so basically, the director's cut, yeah, it's a whole other fleshed out thing. And I have seen that once. I saw it when it came out. I think I've got that on DVD somewhere. And the one thing I would say is it does, it adds a few scenes. It makes the motivations a little bit deeper, especially for the character of the darkness and his relationship with the princess, Lily, and the stuff there. It's kind of just, not to cut to the chase, but it just kind of comes out of nowhere. He's just like obsessed with her. He's just like, oh, I must have her. It feels very rushed. It feels like a plot of necessity, not like a plot of, you know, any reason. They're just like, we need to stall him. How do we do it? Love interest. Yeah. And it's like, it's like I'm telling a story to my three -year -old and it's like, I got to kind of get something else in here. You got to kind of yada, yada, yada over motivations. We're coming in for a landing too quick. We got to just shoot. Pull up. Yeah. But so basically, this is a fairly straightforward fantasy story. Tom Cruise plays Jack, who is a protector of the forest. I was a little vague on what exactly he is. Is he a bard? Is he a ranger? I mean, he'd be more druid than anything. Is he a druid? Yeah, I couldn't place what he was supposed to be. It's like, this is where we need Travis. Yeah, he would be. And if Travis had an answer to that, I would be impressed. Because to me, they don't spell that out at all. I guess he would be more of a ranger. Yeah. Because he didn't really have any sort of like shape -shifting ability or had any ability to talk with trees. Really, his only thing was he had like one -on -one connection with the sprites, right? That's about it. Yeah, he had good buddies. A working relationship. And he wore a loincloth. Yes. So there was that. Dude, he was showing that thing off. He was. And that's what I, you know, in that situation, it's like, check out my hairless legs. My supine body. Yeah, check out these smooth legs. But, so Mia Sarah plays Lily. Now, this is her starring debut. Next year, she would go on to play in Ferris Bueller, amongst other things. Her hair when she transforms into a dark version. Awesome. Now, this great production value is great. Everything, costumes, hair. For 25 million, it better be. Yeah. Yeah. And those are real unicorns. Yeah, they better be. Yeah, I mean, now it's like, that'd be 100 million plus to make this thing. Easy. Easy. Easy. So yeah, Lord of Darkness, played by Tim Curry, who is unrecognizable in the mountain of makeup. Honestly, but might be one of my favorite representations of the devil. Yeah. Like, this makeup job is incredible. And in theory, we'll get to this later, that should be great casting to have Tim Curry. Yeah. I almost want to see more of Tim Curry in the face. Like, see more of him, you know. Almost, you know, Faustian devil and Daniel Webster kind of thing, where it's like, you can see like him being rascally or whatever. But yeah, so Lord of Darkness seeks to cover the world in darkness. Plot out the sun. Conveniently, yeah. Typical plot device. For that, he needs the horn of a unicorn, which is the most sacred and majestic of all fantastic creatures. Basically, he wants to take the unicorns out of the world, take the horns out of the world, and the world. The representation of purity. The horn of the unicorn. Yes. The world goes dark. Everything turns into kind of a barren, frigid tundra of darkness. He just has goblins that work for him inexplicably? Yeah, incompetent goblins. Yeah. It's nice. But they rhyme. They talk in riddles. They do. They do rhyme. But you know, he kind of has the James Bond villain of incompetent people working under him, you know. If anything, that's the thing that slows him down as much as, you know, these James Bond villains. Like, you hired a bunch of idiots. He also has, like, the Bond villain thing of, like, doing a lot of monologuing? Yes. Let me vamp for five minutes while you prepare your thing to destroy me. Yeah, let's me blather.
"travis" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
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"travis" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"And so maybe some did some didn't or it was very tough. It took me the better part of a year to convince everybody. You know, number one is a lot of people. And then to explain it, you know, because to people who aren't religious, like you said, a lot of, you know, some of these church disciplinary things can seem very litigious or legal. Right. That's confusing to some folks, especially, you know, I did have a few lawyers and they were like, this has nothing to do. With your ecclesiastical affiliations. And I'm like, yeah. Yes and no. And so it was an interesting conversation for me to have hundreds of times over the course of that year to help them understand, look, don't do this for the church or don't do this not for the church. Just understand that this is a process that me as a human and my belief set I'm going through and I need you to help me with it. And it wasn't the situation because you hear about affinity fraud or some of these pyramid schemes or it wasn't that you were stealing money from them. I mean, maybe there was loss of money just like all investments are at risk of losing money. But there wasn't a scheme that they felt like you were portraying them. Correct. I had that in my favor, I believe. You know, I could still go to these folks with honest and even down to the sentencing day. You know, I had several people show up on the day of sentencing. We really thought I was going to walk out that day and move on. Wow. Yeah. So during those 6 years, you're sort of go through that process as far as with the area authority and whatnot. And you got to a point where it's like everything seems in the up and up here. Obviously, the legal battles in front of Travis, but you maintained your recommend and could proceed as were the member of the church quote unquote.
"travis" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Not the most are the most oh come on what was happening. It's a bit hard to walk in the road and start thinking about it being here. Yeah the way I saw it on Travis and then I know she in there. Make it all y'all this won't get the metal shovels. He likes in the demon.
"travis" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"Wrapped up or finished those things afterward. I think that's probably where his question is, is that experience of, oh, this was cut from the game. Travis. I think that's probably what that person getting to. And if we charged for it, you know, maybe it would have mattered one of my other, but we didn't. We just always planned to freeze stuff. And it was just like, we want to push some more stuff in, past when we plan to ship this because we need to ship. At some point. Ix has a question for Travis. How do you get your throat not to hurt when talking for hours? I mean, it does help. You're in a box. You drink a lot of water. I sleep next to hydrate, baby. Never get sick. Don't let sick people near you. Just don't get sick. COVID was really great for this because I wasn't allowed to go outside. Right. Other people and everybody wore a mask. So I don't get sick very often. A lot of it is, you don't really have to certain voices can take more in tax you, but it helps to be in a box where you don't have to project because the cardioid microphones are so sensitive that you're not having to blast out to do this. There's usually like a hard limit you find that you can do a day. So I can do about three finished hours of audio a day before, if I go past that, my voice will start to wear out. You just sort of figure out where your line is and your endurance also goes up over time. Yeah, I mean, even helps that my voice already sounds kind of like trash. So it's not vocal fry though. But I've got kind of like I've got a slightly rough voice that's not super smooth. I think that people who have a smoother voice tend to have they have to worry about a little bit more because they don't sound like themselves as it starts to break up a little. Yeah. Yeah, because even me, if I'm recording a video, I sound dramatically different at night than I do in the morning. Like in the morning, I've got, I don't know. That's so true dude. Yeah, and I have to now, I've definitely started to be like, okay, I got to talk to people because sometimes I would wake up and not really want to talk because I was sort of thinking 'cause I don't use a script, so I was like, okay, what do I want to say, blah, blah blah, but I wasn't saying it out loud. And then I found out later, I'm like, oh man, boy, if I tried it..
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"travis" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"Just like thinking that I might have done something wrong because I was like, damn, I didn't get to say my name. I didn't get to say what I do. I didn't get to say how you could work with me. I didn't say any of that. I just asked them a whole bunch of questions. And that's it. And I wonder if they're mad at me for it. I remember specifically thinking and they're going to hate me. And they said something that blew my mind. They were like, you are so interesting. I really like you. And I'm like, how would you like me? I didn't say anything about me. But it goes back to what you're saying. They want to be seen. Absolutely good stuff. Yeah, when you treat people like people, you get more people. It's a very simple equation. Love it. Travis, monetization. Yes. So with a collection of all of the people that have ever asked you, how do I make money with my podcast? I'm pouring money into hiring you and you're helping me do this. You're helping me do this, but I need to make money. Is there a typical answer that kind of helps most people to be able to figure out how to monetize for the first time? Yeah, so I basically have like four pillars that I run through. And I'm a huge fan of multiple income streams because the problem that you'll have is if you do advertising or you do CPM or whatever, the second that they say no more, you're out of business. You put all your eggs in one basket. So I like to try to set people up to have recurring revenue that isn't going to if one of them falls, you're not out of business, right? So the first thing that is the lowest hanging fruit is simply just like word of mouth marketing. People call it affiliate marketing, but that sounds like I'm trying to get you to buy calling cards or something. But really all this is is being rewarded for sharing things that you love and use. So let's just give an example of just podcaster cue public, right? He's crushing it. He's doing live streams. He's doing all this stuff. People are going to start to ask him, hey, what is the microphone you use? Or what is that streaming platform you use? Well, every single one of these companies probably has an affiliate program where you get a link and when you share that with people and they click on it and buy it, you get paid a commission. This doesn't mean they're your sponsor, this doesn't mean that you're in business with them at all. But it's simply a reward for you promoting something you use. Now, that's the key thing..
"travis" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"Top of that, you teach one on one, how to grow an audience, how to fix your mindset and how to make money, monetize. Yeah. In a moment, I'm going to ask you a question on those each of those three things. So be prepared, man. And then on top of that, you've got podcast buddy. You guys do some editing and post production as well for podcasters. Yeah. So podcast buddy, your inner circle link, the pod decks, all of this stuff, all of these resources. If you're listening and you're like, how do I find that? You don't even have to Google it. Scroll down. All that stuff is already down. If you want to see Travis bio scroll down, it's already there. I want to dive in with something that I know that you have been doing one on one with other people. And you've really been helping them with three main things that many of us struggle with and the first is mindset. Could you maybe try to standardize like the most common thing within mindset that your clients and your friends have been running into and you've been solving just in case our listener is going through that as well right now? Yeah, I think the biggest one in the first one is what affects every single human being on earth, which is this impostor syndrome. And I'd like to do what I call an impostor sism where I like show them that impostor syndrome doesn't go away. It lives rent free inside your head. And if it's a he or a she or a goblin or a dragon, whatever you want to visualize it as, it doesn't go away. But what it is is it's that programming that you have, biologically that you can not undo. There's no firmware update for us to not have fight or flight, which is your brain is protecting you from danger and your brain wants you to do things that will reduce pain. So this goes back to like, I need to find food or else I'll die. I need to run from the lion. You know, I need to be a part of a tribe, or else I'm not going to survive. That's what that is. But nowadays, we don't have those problems. So he pops up and tries to talk you out of doing thing, doing things that will push you outside of your boundaries. So most people will say to me, I really want to start a podcast, but I'm not an expert at anything. And I say to them, well, let me counter that with, is there an expert certificate that they're giving out or is that something that people basically tell you to make sure that you know that they know everything?.
"travis" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"I'm stoked for today's episode because we're with Travis Brown, who as many of you already know is the founder and owner of a company called pod decks and pod decks. What are they? They're these really neat decks of cards that help you with interview questions. Hey, Travis. On this episode, will you ask me a few random questions from your deck that's important? Absolutely. Absolutely. Awesome..
"travis" Discussed on Tone Def Podcast
"I did want to say I love editing. But wait, wait, wait, so before we get off this Henry rugs thing I did want to go ahead and give a shout out to Bruce Willis on YouTube. He's a criminal lawyer. He actually broke this case down for me. And he let me know a lot of things I didn't know. So there's going to be a two year minimum and Vegas. Those are the laws. And yeah, that's some case. But he can he's facing up to 48, right? He's facing up to 48. But hey, listen, it's his first offense. This is why you gotta go fuck with Bruce Willis 'cause he broke it down for me where I thought he's probably fucked, but a two year minimum, he gonna be in there working out heaviest fuck. If you wanna come to the Pittsburgh steeler facility, you can hit us up, bro, we don't give a fuck. I mean, I do. I believe in second chances. I believe it's like that. That's all I'm saying. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks, juvia. But yeah, so this is, oh, damn them. Well, we might as well keep it going out. We got something else going. But yeah, is there anything else I want to throw in here? Travis Scott. I don't think we really. No, no, no, no. I was thinking about that. We started talking about their music and then never got to like the actual like, what happened this week? Yeah. Yeah, I actually wasn't going to go up and loop it in there, so we can keep it. Yeah. Break it down for us. Come on, Cody. That was your topic. I know, but I wanted you to tell us. Later sent to the cut. Okay. So if you guys heard about that Fox News perspective. Tell me what happened today, bro yeah, I only read Fox News. And I want to express in your honor, I read Fox News and I'm talking about what you wrote. What's the break it down for one? No, but you're down for it. So Travis Scott, he had this concert in Houston this past weekend. And it's this annual huge concert he has. I think it's like 50,000 people allowed. It's called Astra world. And he had the rapper Drake. Shout out, Drake. Shout out, Drake. And roddy ridge. Ready? Oh, was roddy rich up there too? Yeah, he was there. Okay, I didn't know that. That's another big thing so when Drake came up onto the stage, there were, I don't know why, but as soon as he got up on stage, I think they were saying it was like 20 to 50,000 other people started just rushing into the venue. And so the venue was at twice its capacity. So it was supposed to be a 50 and it actually ended up being at a hundred and they were all trying to rush the front of the concert stage. And so there were so many people that were trying to press towards the front, the people that were actually in the front were having like 75,000 people just like pushing in the back of them and so they ended up being like 8 people that died. I think they just ended up getting crushed and then they suffocated. And the question here is, who's to blame? Who the fuck do we blame for this shit? 'cause I'm ready to blame somebody. You blame the people that people are blaming. As a person who doesn't live in Houston and who doesn't give a fuck, I'm ready to blame somebody. It's not really give me somebody to blame. If it was Travis Scott's fault, that would almost kind of be like the Donald Trump in January 6th thing like he incited something. Yeah, no. I'm excited to riot. Do you see that connection I'm making there? Travis didn't directly, that is another didn't make them do that. And they said, make people that are responsible for their actions responsible and stop trying to pin it on some big guy. Yeah, yeah. Don't send it on track. Didn't do anything, man. And they said that he can't perform in why people was dying. And it's like, bro, I ain't never been in the show, that big, but I imagine if you're way up there going through some shit like that, the last thing you're looking at in the crowd is for someone who's fucking dying. All right, you're there to perform a fucking show. Now the Houston police department did say that there was someone like jabbing people with drugs. Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah, that's another thing. They had a fucking out there. And in the vaccine people had died and like other than a couple, I don't know how many injured but a lot. More than how many of that diet is so far, I think they're saying 8 people died and then 300 went to the hospital. Look, so there might be more deaths that come in the next few days. I got a few theories on what's going on. So one, all right, let's be real. The government probably went out there and sent a couple of those baxters out there and said bro people ain't taking this vaccine. We know what's going on in Houston. They numbers ain't up. Get these fucking syringes and start throwing up. Now what happened was it was so fucking hot outside that the syringes mutated and shit, they started handed out this vaccine and then yeah, so people started dying and more people might end up dying, what's the vaccine spreads to the rest of us? So, okay, so that's my first period. I was talking about, you might be on to something. I was talking about this. I was talking about this with my with my buddy Blake earlier. Name drop name drop. Blake Smith, what's up, Blake? Shit up my boys down. Blake, he lives in so and so and so. Loyal listener right there, bro even with us day one. No, but we were thinking like, all right, so if you were at that concert and you were in the crowd and all of a sudden you see someone stick a needle in you and inject you with something, like you turn around and you look at them like, I would think people would you just like fucking kill the dude? People are obviously drunk on drugs. On crack. I don't think the government would send people out there. No, I'm not even. Wow, wow. What are you insinuating? Oh my God. No. Oh, we support the government. Oh, that was passed. What the fuck? No, no, honestly. All right, so there's a possibility. So this brings me to my second theory. I don't know. I don't see that. I think that there are just some really fucked up people out there. And I think they were running around stabbing people with tranquilizer. That is what you could have been tranquilized. So you know, now if I actually don't know either government all right, but hey, listen, here's my second theory. Now this one, I'm not taking any credit for this theory. That first theory, I actually did thinking that myself. But this second theory I actually seen online on Facebook and it's that this might have been a sacrifice and of the, you know, of the, you know?.
"travis" Discussed on 600 WREC
"An unspeakable tragedy. Playboy magazines 1980 Playmate of the Year has been found shot to death. And finally there really given arrive. E says she won a battle with Facebook in the news at 1 30 Radio one Oh 55. W E. R C Hey, Welcome back in Clay, Travis, Buck Sexton Blockbuster news. In many ways, I think associated with this claim that General Milley Was having behind the scenes conversations with his Chinese counterparts, essentially letting them know either. I'm not going to execute the orders that are given to me by the democratically elected president, United States Donald Trump. Or I'm going to give you a heads up before we take military action. And Buck and I are having a discussion in the last segment again as this news is breaking and my immediate read on it is this is treason. This is espionage. And so I want to take it out of the current Donald Trump dynamics and let's just go to history, okay? Let's pretend That we had a really good relationship with Japan in this, then this early December or late November of 1941. And we got a secret phone call. From a Japanese military member. And he said here he toe has lost his mind. Over here in Japan, he's enthralled with the Axis powers. He and Hitler having secret communications, and I want to let you know something. I think he's about to launch an unprovoked attack against you in the United States. And it's going to happen. I believe at Pearl Harbor, your Pacific military base. Well, we would like to have that information. And certainly it would be helpful to us. With that be treason in your mind on behalf of the Japanese general. Who was giving that information to his American counterpart in advance and in direct opposition to the military planning of Japan. I think almost all of you out there listening right now would say, Man, that guy in Japan would be committing treason against his country and would certainly be guilty of espionage. I'm using a historical analogy outside of the United States because I think a lot of times Donald Trump himself is so freighted buck with emotional responses. That it's hard for people to think rationally. But when I hear that report from Bob Woodward, I immediately think this is treason. This is espionage, and not only that. Millie is bragging about it. Bragging about it Book. 1 800 to 8 to 2882. I would like to hear from military out there that might have an opinion about.
"travis" Discussed on About Last Night
"Son always sunny in philadelphia. He was on always sunny and they had kind of like a play on like. Oh we feel like. We're a part of the jelly exactly. Yeah that's so funny do you An robber awesome. Yeah they're killer is at the fan base out. Here is nonstop ceus. Stop ya or what up. Like what's the assault when we Out after the shoot will respect. What up man. Maybe wanna buy a drink do this. You're always real cool with cities awesome man. Yeah they're real cool about all of that and I'm also not really. I'm not tripping. Like i've i enjoy playing the game. I'm not trying to hide from anybody when i go out. I know some some guys need security. You can get pretty crazy for a guy. Like patrick mahomes. Now's percents can get real crazy. I've seen it So so somebody having security like that. I mean i think it's needed but for me i. Nobody's really like repression. Pressing me are rushing me with a decent amount of light and that's kansas city. I think i think everybody kinda comes comes at you with a lot of respect and appreciation and When i show a little love man. That's how i think about it any Any really memorable once. Like i don't know like a kid coming up to you in the shitter like an an Panara or something or like a you know a ninety year old. Chief's fan like you know showing up on your doorstep like you know. I'll do anything for love. I've had a few people knock on the door. When i live downtown ran. A myth is really weird. But whatever i said what's up you buddy. Thanks won't if you sign these. Those are big and beautiful Do you ever read comments. youtube comments. I probably have not from interviews highlight reels. I wanna give you if you do just to go. I assume it's travis kelsey Is a good guy. Here's one that was on your Pat mcafee interview. You just did recently. Every time i get the chance. I will always tell the story. Travis kelsey spelled your last name. wrong is a very generous guy. I witnessed firsthand..
"travis" Discussed on KCRW
"Travis Holcomb leading off our next set of music with a brand new cut from Heleno Negro. Plus l A zone. Tolliver Right here on KCRW. Stay tuned, KCRW. Thanks. The Annenberg Foundation focused on addressing critical issues for more than 30 years through innovation, community compassion and communications more at Annenberg dot org. Hey, have you voted yet? Californians are deciding whether to recall the governor and there's a lot at stake from jobs and the economy to handling the pandemic. KCRW can help with the deadlines. Voting by mail is well underway, as well as some early in person voting and the last day to vote is Tuesday. September 14th. You can find out more at kcrw dot com slash recall and be counted. Mhm. Oh, thanks. Tough. I okay? Tired. Oh, thanks. Oh, sometime Dude, would you? No change my H fucking Wow. Okay, smile. You. No pants. Uh huh. Do we, uh Oh, To, uh, to send you tie blowing Craig's Long, tired. She is way too. Uh okay. Cheese? No, my changed my life. To show you why it's smile. Oh, really? Let's go. Come said. I'll I am to be outside. Outside. Hey, outside. Yeah. The outside that side. PM inside. Outside outside outside. You know? Mhm. Yeah. Mm. Yeah. Oh, Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, I hear you know, one last me They're gentle love to meet the guy study now. Let them come down Dungeon Doc can,.
"travis" Discussed on WBUR
"Travis of the Incredible Casuals told me he liked Ken because can talk to like a musician David brought tend to one of their shows, and the casuals played at David's Wedding party, where Ken was a guest. There's a Super eight film with just a snippet of can at the party on it. He's wearing a gray suit jacket and a white shirt with a wide collar, no tie. You can't hear what Ken saying over the crowd noise, but he's joking around testicular eating. People lean in and laugh. He's ahead and he knows it had a ball that night, he said In his review of the Easy beats Friday on my mind, then I had to come back here and who's waiting for me at the front door, But the gorilla and that wine hit me when I got out of the car. Mm hmm. Yeah, another result of Ken's widening popularity. Other people wanted in on the action started sending their own mixtapes for tend to listen to Because that's David still has them. All The songs are listed on the J card or typed onto these little sheets of paper and folded up and shoved into the jewel case. One of the lists has a little note on it. That says, Dave, is it okay to put your own thing on here? If not skip over it. This tape was from the guitarist Glenn Jones. It's got jelly Roll Morton on it. And Elvis Presley in this tune. Yeah, Strange here most right. You two stranger, my lefty Frizzell. Crying a little bit dirty man. That's a Western song. If there ever was that is one no stranger to me, old man. That's what the cat said. Oh, man, take me back. Take me right back to the Arizona Desert. That kind of music gets you so help me it does. You got the moon and a sucker singing like this and girls walking around in little slips that you can see right through its music That's like this, that takes you their voices so plain that you can understand what they're saying. To me. I know what they're singing. There's lyrics in there. You may not know, but you will put them in there yourself. I've done that so many times just sat there and listened to bands play and put the words in myself the way I hear him. It's easy to do if you got the music in your body, man. You're going to do it. That's from the heart, Frank here. And all Ken dictated 692 music reviews give or take over just a couple of years and then his health got worse. He developed cancer. He was transferred from the duplex nursing home to a local V. A hospital. David kept visiting him encouraged other people, Ken's fans to do the same. He was at the V A was clear was going to be there for a while. He was Maybe he knew he was never going to leave there. Maybe he knew he was getting worse. Um, he certainly wasn't going back to the nursing home. Um and so It was really just a request. He asked me, he said. Those reviews could you bring them in here for me? Not all of them or anything, but just a selection of them to have He wanted them in a folder. By his bed at the V a hospital because I think what he knew I'm an old guy that there's just being moved around. And so he would tell people That's me. Like nurses and stuff at the V, A hospital. He wanted some identity outside of just being a frail guy whose bodies breaking down in the nursing home. He was Ken. He had a level of respect. But at the Vallecas Pittle, he wouldn't have had any of that. It's like, you know, you get moved into the hallway. Now we're gonna do this tree and we're sending it down to this room for whatever tests or you know, especially for somebody who doesn't really have Um Family or an advocate. Um so I They were in touch with me some I You know, I got my name under his chart. And Remember, I got a call late at night. You know? Wait, you know, maybe there's two in the morning or something. And just it was, you know, just want to call it. You know that. You know. Kim died tonight. It was January 29 1984. Ken was 68 featured obituary ran in the Boston Sunday Globe, headlined Kenneth Eggle in rock music critic began as tap dancer in thirties. It didn't mention his seizures were as diabetes or that he used to walk her toward the end of his life. It did quote from one of his reviews, No matter what instrument you're playing one of the quotes you can't lose that first speed or you're through. Mm Mm. David at the time was 29. He'd only been to one or two funerals at that point other guys from the nursing home, it certainly never had to organize one before. But it was David, who called the funeral home to work out the details of the wig. Fans of Ken cycled in and out paying their respects some who had met him in the past and others who hadn't David arranged for some of Ken's favorite music to be played. Sun Ra, the beach boys, Jonathan Richmond. And he took care of this one other detail that felt important..
"travis" Discussed on Chicago Dog Walk
"Bedroom apartment. So you really got nothing to lose all right. Let's hop back into the episode. So the police come. They get travis into the car and several times he let himself out. And you know he's hit to chase the officers and occasionally chase the officers around the car so you know an incident in two thousand so the incident. That whole incident gets Scurried up. I think a law gets passed by connecticut or something about the ability to have an own exotic animals. Yeah so that was what happened. They said Pets is owners the if you apply for permits and none of these. The can't have a primate way more than fifty pounds. So that that change and they you know they didn't enforce the law on the herald and they're saying that They they had this chip with two hundred pounds. Since like i didn't know chimps could even be that big. But i guess like they're pretty chunk. We got a picture of. I don't know if that's a big boy named after travis trip to i don't know if we said that no not great day to be alive is a jam all time favorite country songs but So then sadly after that all incident like their grant. Travis in the heralds are grandfathered in can keep your keep travis because he's like you said fear cat in the town seemingly at one time slip up so one bad day for travel. Bad day for travis. Whatever he did i mean. I don't play them. He didn't like someone fucking you know. Yeah so you click that often he fucking chase there. S couple of guys in this office. I would do something like that. Yeah exactly so. The next year comes sadly very sad year. The husband is and the son dies in a car accident. Horrible so really. Bad dramatic the three of them. Plus travis and then seemingly all. That's it's lots of travis the chimp and her naturally that's like it's like our sun..
"travis" Discussed on Unbottleneck - Digital Marketing Solutions
"Businesses have and that is around web design, not just about getting traffic to your site, but having a site itself and with us our guest is Travis. Travis is a founder and CEO of glide, a values driven digital creative agency based on Austin, Texas. One of my favorite cities in the world, by the way. Their focus is to work with startups, nonprofits, and different makers, all passionate and wanting to do amazing things. The glide mission is to create digital experiences that are beautiful, useful, and produce lasting results. On the board, he's also on the board of entrepreneur organization, giving back to his business community and Travis has a full on ninja course in his backyard. Travis, thanks so much for joining us today and tell us about this ninja course. Sure, sure, yeah. So I'm 43 now, just turn 43, but back when I was turning 40, I thought, you know, I want to do something big. And it just so happened that my family four kids at the time, it was my two daughters. We're really big into ninja. We started watching American ninja warrior. We got like hard to do it. And so I went and bought this, the strap, you could strap the trees that has all these rings and monkey monkey rings on them that kids loved it. And I was like, that's not enough. You know, we need to go bigger, right? So I think my life motto is if it's worth doing it's worth overdoing. So I spent, I don't know, probably a couple of weeks, researching and looking on the Internet for people that have built ninja courses in their backyard. And I purchased a sketchup, which is a 3D design program. And I just designed my own ninja course. And then I built it. Now I'm in Texas and in Texas, there's like 6 inches of actual dirt and then it's just solid rock. So I had to I had to rent a pneumatic jackhammer. And I spent two pictures you out there in the backyard doing a jackhammer thing and your family just looking out the window going, what is he doing? I'm talking like a yeah, like a 50 pound like I mean, you know, the kind you would see in a movie, right? And but I spent two solid weekends just jackhammering holes into solid rock. So I can get these big 16 foot posts into the ground. I don't know what I was thinking. I probably broke a bunch of deed restrictions on my house, you know? Putting this course in and but it's great. It's done the kids loved it..
"travis" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"So i don't understand the i guess i don't understand the game all the city like just not even use one inside gaming they're like i don't get like twitch and watching people play video games like i remember being a kid when i used to play video games and like how i had no patience for waiting so i would just turn. People watched for hours. People make a living just playing and other people are watching. It's amazing i don't understand it. I don't get it but guys sign up for our twitter. We're doing morio bros. One two and three savage. Thank you so much for joining us. Good luck tomorrow on the decades. I think it's really getting more at least your moving Tell everybody can follow you on the social media's and keep track of what you're up to and all that good stuff yeah. I need to start posting more on social media. I'm travis van winkle on on instagram. tv dub on twitter and. i don't even think i use facebook anymore. it's fit dude. People use not in the united states. And your talk some something like i'll get back to you on that on my board. Why your one of your new boards. I wanted to be your tiktok different idea. I love your first tiktok. Should be promoting this podcast. I love it. I think that's a great idea. That's a deal. If i ever get on tiktok it will be to promote this by the way. I appreciate your guys show. I like the banter. You guys that for. I love your approach on these hallmark films. They it's really dynamic and fun. And i appreciate you guys have me on. Thanks love it. I love having you i love you. Is that too much. It is too much. That's on me everybody How about we just leave by telling you and the we're going to be the first to wish you a merry christmas. Homework is a bramble jam. Podcast is produced by bringing graham presented by friendly. Td our lovely set is decorated by plum. Home the core you can check them out of plumb own main dot com for more information on bramble jim Bremerton podcast dot com every bramble jan podcast ad free with a brain gym plus dot com..
"travis" Discussed on Living the Law of Action Show
"I mean mindfulness and being prey present is something that's really important. I agree, you know hundred percent. I think you know when you've gone through challenges, you know, you know my story as far as the cancer and you know bankruptcy. I mean, I've been through all kinds wage. Charges as well and I think when you go through these challenges it gives you a whole different perspective in terms of what's really important today and it gets you present like you said rather than focusing on the past or wage putting too much time into the future and what might happen and what might not happen. It's getting presents, you know getting into the moment and just appreciating the stuff like you say the the sun on the back of our neck is we're on a Thursday mornings or like I say your butterflies made it could be anything and it's a little bit that gratitude when we can take on that attitude of gratitude life just begins to Sparkle again, because you know, they say in when we're in that state of gratitude. We can't be anything else, you know, we can't be stressed and we can't be fear-based and we can't be overwhelmed and we can't be all these things that easily we can get into right now. And again, we've watched the news it's it's everywhere, you know, and it's been a crazy crazy year, so to get presents and to get back into that moment. I agree with you. It's absolutely critical Edge. Especially if you've been through a challenging times you realize that you know this too shall pass and all is good. It's all perfect. It's the the crisis brings the change right the breakdown brings the Breakthrough and as long as we can sort of surrender to that and trust that process it's just all good man. Actually. Well, I think a lot of people I don't know what they were expecting it like. Oh, I want twenty Twenty-One to be better. Well, everything wasn't going to be better at midnight. I mean you can have a different line at midnight. That's what I what I would buy people to do is home mindset, but by thinking that at midnight of 20 21, everything was going to be better like a movie it wasn't and so I think realistic expectations of the craziness out and really how is it impacting you if if it doesn't impact you you really shouldn't take it on because it's not your job to take on the problems of the world. Your job is to control you. Yeah, the United States of Travis United States of Rob. You know what? I mean?.